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posted by martyb on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:01PM   Printer-friendly
from the stock-up-on-popcorn! dept.

2021-01-07 14:44:44 UTC: UPDATE (See below the fold).

Pro-Trump rioters breach the US Capitol on historic day in Congress:

Supporters of President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol on Wednesday while Congress was meeting to certify the Electoral College's votes for president and vice president.

The Capitol has been put on lockdown and the certification vote has been paused. Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated from the building. House and Senate leadership is safe and in undisclosed locations, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Congress' counting of electoral votes is typically little more than an afterthought. But this joint session was expected to be a contentious affair that would last late into the evening and possibly on Thursday. Some Republicans are objecting to the count and delaying the inevitable certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win.

Also at AlJazeera (In Pictures: Pro-trump mob storms US Capitol building) and c|net (Mob storms Capitol forcing halt of election vote count).

[2021-01-06 22:33:53 UTC; UPDATE] NOTE: This is a chaotic time.

The Electoral College votes are currently being confirmed and tallied. Runoff votes in Georgia are being tallied and the results may swing the balance of power in the US Senate. The Georgia secretary of state [has been] relocated from [State] Capitol for security reasons. Mitch McConnell goes off on Trump. Pro-Trump reporter gloats over access to fleeing Hill staffer's computer. And Trump hand-picks replacement for Atlanta's US attorney after surprise resignation.

Let's please try and keep the discussion civil.

Also, please be polite and share your popcorn!

[Updates Begin]:

(1) Fox News reports Biden's Electoral College victory certified -- hours after Capitol chaos:

The U.S. Congress early Thursday certified the Electoral College vote that gave Democrat Joe Biden his presidential victory -- after a day in Washington that was marred by pro-Trump protesters storming the U.S. Capitol.

Vice President Mike Pence, who had announced he would not overturn the will of voters, confirmed the Biden victory at 3:41 a.m. ET.

Lawmakers had returned to the chamber in an act of defiance, with some Republicans who initially vowed to challenge states' results due to voter fraud concerns announcing they'd instead vote to certify.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the breach of the Capitol a "failed insurrection," adding that those who "tried to disrupt our democracy" had not succeeded.

(2) President Trump "Responds" via Staffer's Twitter Account after His Account was Suspended:

Dan Scavino 🇺🇸 🦅@DanScavino:

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification:

"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our...

Dan Scavino 🇺🇸 🦅@DanScavino:

...fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!"

(3) Facebook, Twitter lock Trump's account following video addressing Washington rioters:

  • Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday said they would lock the account of President Donald Trump after he continued to make false claims about the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
  • Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday removed a video by President Donald Trump addressing Washington rioters.
  • Meanwhile, calls are mounting for Twitter and Facebook to suspend Trump's accounts.

(4) The Associated Press has called the results for the Georgia Senate elections: both Democratic candidates defeated their GOP opponents:

With projected victories in the twin races of Warnock and Ossoff, President-elect Joe Biden will have the narrowest majority in the Senate, with both parties holding 50-50 seats apiece, allowing the tie-breaking vote to be cast by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Also at The New York Times.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:12PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:12PM (#1095856)

    and redpilled

    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:09PM (#1095930)

      Not sure you actually understand the words you use.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:14PM (96 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:14PM (#1095859)

    I've just been reading coverage about this Protest / Riot / Insurrection?? on CNN and elsewhere. Trump encouraged this, and then only recently made his "Time To Go Home" tweet.
    I think Congress should immediately Impeach AND Remove him from office TODAY, as soon as is humanly possible. He has encouraged protesters to attack the US Capitol Building, and impede election proceedings.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:19PM (23 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:19PM (#1095863)

      "If this be treason, make the most of it."

      • (Score: 5, Insightful) by barbara hudson on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:28PM (22 children)

        by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:28PM (#1095877) Journal
        It is treason, and Trump should be tried and executed for promoting a coup.
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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:03PM (2 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:03PM (#1095925)

          And this is why they are doing it -- the last desperate attempt to provide some justification, some legal fig leaf, to throw Trump in jail.

          • (Score: 5, Insightful) by tizan on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:13PM (1 child)

            by tizan (3245) on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:13PM (#1095935)

            huh ? "They" ?
            If you call a bunch of people to rally and tell them to go wild...they carry confederate flags (which was a defeated enemy of the USA, just like Japan or Germany were) and you are the leader of that country and you swore to fight against enemy in and out to protect it....so don't you think you just committed treason ?
            No ...what would qualify. Any army general doing that would be in jail for doing such things no ?

            • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:20PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:20PM (#1095942)

              You can't logic with crazy people.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:56PM (10 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:56PM (#1095979)

          Fuck you guttersnipe - you're not even American, you don't get to define treason.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:18AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:18AM (#1096009)

            That means you are a treasonous piece of shit and should be imprisoned for 20 years or exiled with 1 week to build a raft before we shove you into the ocean.

          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:54AM (8 children)

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:54AM (#1096376) Journal

            Colour of one's skin, religious beliefs, or nationality have no relevance in this discussion. If the USA claims to represent the free world, then the free world gets a say in how it behaves, so shove your bias into your lower orifice.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @06:39PM (7 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @06:39PM (#1096573)

              What about someone's username? Does any user get to call out the leadership of SN that affects all of us here? Or should they be shielded from criticism by putting complainers back in their box?

              • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday January 07 2021, @07:04PM (6 children)

                by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @07:04PM (#1096600) Journal

                You can argue against anyone making comments here - including members of staff who are commenting as members of the community and not in their official role.

                However, you cannot silence anyone, other than by moderation complying with the moderation rules in force. Free speech means that even those with whom you disagree are free to express their views. This has always been the case and, I hope, will remain so.

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                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @07:15PM (5 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @07:15PM (#1096613)

                  No one asked for censorship, nice take down of that straw man though!

                  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday January 07 2021, @09:18PM (4 children)

                    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @09:18PM (#1096689) Journal
                    You asked:

                    Does any user get to call out the leadership of SN that affects all of us here?

                    I said:

                    You can argue against anyone making comments here - including members of staff who are commenting as members of the community and not in their official role.

                    Now what part of my reply do you not understand?

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                    • (Score: 2, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @10:30PM (3 children)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @10:30PM (#1096717)

                      "However, you cannot silence anyone, other than by moderation complying with the moderation rules in force. Free speech means that even those with whom you disagree are free to express their views. This has always been the case and, I hope, will remain so."

                      In case you didn't understand, my reply was a reference to you telling Azuma Hazuki to get back in her box after she commended you for calling out Runaway's continued propagation of fake news. She didn't call for censorship, and I haven't called for censorship. The irony in my reply above was that you're mad someone told you to fuck off since you're not American while you yourself told Azuma to fuck off for saying you should call out Runaway more. If you hadn't reacted like a spoiled child because some woman told you to speak up more then I wouldn't have poked you for being angry that someone told you to butt out of US politics.

                      Get it?

                      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday January 08 2021, @05:39AM (2 children)

                        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 08 2021, @05:39AM (#1096890) Journal

                        Where did I tell Azuma to 'fuck off'?

                        I told her to mind her own business. If I need her advice or approval on how to live my life I will intentionally seek her out and ask her.

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                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @06:37PM

                          by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @06:37PM (#1097061)

                          wooooooooooosh

                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @10:51PM

                          by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @10:51PM (#1097181)

                          We actually understand "British", so we know when what you meant was, "Fuck off", even though all you said was, "Oh, dear!" Or "My Lord!".

        • (Score: 4, Interesting) by HiThere on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:20AM (5 children)

          by HiThere (866) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:20AM (#1096121) Journal

          No, it's not treason. It's rioting, destruction of federal property, threatening agents of the federal goverment, possibly insurrection, but it's not treason. Possibly Trump has committed treason, but you'd need to find two witnesses of him agreeing to do a job for Putin, and that's unlikely. (And I'm not sure about that, as we aren't at war with Russia, so calling it an enemy nation rather than just an opponent would need a bit of justification.)

          Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

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          • (Score: 4, Insightful) by barbara hudson on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:13AM

            by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:13AM (#1096165) Journal

            Attempting to overthrow the duly elected Biden government is treason.

            Trump is an enemy of the state.

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          • (Score: 3, Insightful) by janrinok on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:57AM (3 children)

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:57AM (#1096377) Journal

            As it points out, giving aid or comfort to one's enemies is treason. You don't think that the Russians and Chinese are laughing at this outcome?

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @10:57AM (2 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @10:57AM (#1096399)

              You don't think that the Russians and Chinese are laughing at this outcome?

              They are not enemies of United States. Your enemies are much closer to home.

              Russia and China could be rivals, but they are not enemies. You know, like a competing company is a rival, not an enemy... Sad that people have to be reminded this.

              • (Score: 2, Touché) by janrinok on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:26PM (1 child)

                by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:26PM (#1096448) Journal

                It is sad that you do not appear to understand the aims, ambitions and intentions of those countries that you describe as 'rivals'.

                Do you view Iran as a rival? Do you often assassinate members of rival countries? How about the Taliban? How many rivals have to be killed before they become your enemy? War may or may not have been declared but make no mistake about how countries are viewed.

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                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @06:46PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @06:46PM (#1096579)

                  Your argument is circular. We are debating about the right way to view not whether it is viewed differently than the other. Taliban and Russia and China are not enemy countries they ARE rival. Osama was Saudi and eventually died in Pakistan. They are viewed as friendly or not but I am not sure but they are not considered enemies.

                  I think you got carried away in your rhetoric.

        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:59PM (1 child)

          by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:59PM (#1096457) Journal

          I am sure that would work exactly the way you think it will, that all those people there will suddenly be uncreated by Trump's execution and will calmly return to their regular lives under a Biden administration.

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          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday January 08 2021, @02:59AM

            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 08 2021, @02:59AM (#1096822) Journal

            We know you^W they won't just return to your^W their normal life after this because you're^W they're too angry and asspained you^W they lost.

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    • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:27PM (10 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:27PM (#1095872)

      And, the republican clowns like Cruz who have also been riling up these morons are now, "calling for peace."

      The Republicans have been playing with fire, and now we are getting burned. More heads should role than just Trump's. Incitement to violence is a crime.

      • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:57PM (9 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:57PM (#1095980)

        And, the whole Dominion election fraud? Democrats have been playing with fire - and the fire isn't even lit yet. Just wait . . .

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:18AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:18AM (#1096010)

          And, the whole Dominion election fraud? Democrats have been playing with fire - and the fire isn't even lit yet. Just wait . . .

          Democrats are bad but lets not gloss over the number of Republicans that are complicit with this.

        • (Score: 2) by crb3 on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:47AM (2 children)

          by crb3 (5919) on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:47AM (#1096048)

          You misspelled ES&S.

          • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @07:34AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @07:34AM (#1096330)

            It is sort of amazing how all of this hoopla about election fraud has hit every single official and company involved in our election except ES&S.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @07:36PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @07:36PM (#1097948)

              Which means they are the guilty ones, and incidentally a much larger supplier of voting machines.

        • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:34AM (4 children)

          by Thexalon (636) on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:34AM (#1096184)

          And, the whole Dominion election fraud?

          If you or anybody else can supply any court of law with any actual evidence of that happening, then those involved should be punished.

          So far, there have been dozens of lawsuits asserting all sorts of things, but nobody has been able to supply anything resembling evidence. Until they do, there's no case, ergo the judges (many of them appointed by the president) have been tossing those cases.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:46AM (3 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:46AM (#1096194)

            but nobody has been able to supply anything resembling evidence

            Really? Because I watched a bunch of testimony from people who believe they saw voter fraud happening right in front of them. That's generally considered to be evidence.

            • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Thexalon on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:56AM (1 child)

              by Thexalon (636) on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:56AM (#1096201)

              What you watched wasn't sworn testimony, it was a show for the TV cameras designed to look like witness statements. None of what they described was ever submitted as evidence to a court of law where said witnesses would have been speaking under penalty of perjury, and where lawyers putting forward that evidence would be subject to professional sanctions if they knowingly solicited false testimony.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @06:03AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @06:03AM (#1096898)
    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:31PM (22 children)

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:31PM (#1095880) Journal
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:15PM (18 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:15PM (#1095936)

        Sigh... it could have been anybody, but it had to be her? Not a Republican. That's what we (and the formerly Grand Old Party) needs. Not even a moderate Democrat? No. A "squad" Democrat. I can't stand what the GOP has become, but the Squad is "out of the frying pan, in to the fire". Sheesh. Please. If she's the only one that will do it, it's not what we need. We need everybody on board here. It's not hard to get the impression that the only reason the Squad hates a Trumpian coup is because it's not their coup. As the pendulum swings, it's not hard to imagine them pulling the same kind of crap, so please... bring articles of impeachement... but not from her.

        • (Score: 4, Insightful) by barbara hudson on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:40PM (14 children)

          by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:40PM (#1095966) Journal
          Of course not a Republican. They've been provoking the beast at every opportunity. They made a LOT of money off donors giving to the whole stop the steal pac. Same as Trump is raking in the dough.

          Ever notice how Ted Cruz is looking more and more like Ted Kazinski pre-arrest? Kind of like how Mike Pence looks like a not-funny bloodless Steve Martin.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:59PM (10 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:59PM (#1095982)

            No, Dems have been provoking the beast for four years now.

            • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:23AM (9 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:23AM (#1096015)

              "Stop calling out our lies! Stop trying to punish criminals! Let us keep assaulting people!"

              Ya ok buddy, totally our fault you are violent and crazy. I guess you're correct in a fashion, but the "beast" is evil and should be locked up. That includes you :-|

              • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:30AM (8 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:30AM (#1096075)

                The Dems encouraged looting, arson, and rioting for most of this year. I can't condone what these yahoos are doing, but it's hardly surprising to see them doing it after almost a full year of it being encouraged in the BLM/Antifa direction. I'd be fine with all of these morons getting prosecuted, but after the antifa types have not only been denied prosecution, no matter how serial their behavior, and the VP-elect's campaign bailing them out, doing so is just going to inflame things even more.

                We're at the initial stages of a complete breakdown. The Dems have a chance to not take things further, but I can't see the ones in power taking the high road (and I only vote third party, for what should hopefully be obvious reasons by this point).

                • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:46AM (6 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:46AM (#1096092)

                  Taking the high road? The Democrats allowed the looting and arson for pure political reasons and they will do it again. If they stop they aren't taking the high road they simply don't find that tool to be useful at this moment.

                  Kate Brown proved this pretty well when she worked really hard to stomp down the wrong type of violence in Oregon. Antifa is ok but not the Proud Boys.

                  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:02AM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:02AM (#1096103)

                    Antifa is ok but not the Proud Boys.

                    Yes, correct.

                  • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:25AM (3 children)

                    by HiThere (866) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:25AM (#1096124) Journal

                    If they were actually Antifa, i.e. acting against fascists, I might find it in me to support them. The evidence, however, is that they are rioters doing a false flag operation for their own personal satisfaction, often without even knowing it.

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                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:12AM (2 children)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:12AM (#1096163)

                      I gotta ask where are the fascists that need to be fought against? What is your definition of fascism?

                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:15AM (1 child)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:15AM (#1096167)

                        If it identifies as anti-fascist, it's probably a fascist.

                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:51AM

                          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:51AM (#1096198)

                          As best I can tell using the Wikipedia definition of fascism we don't have anyone that clearly matches. The closest thing I can identify is the technique of using businesses to implement the state policies around covid-19 like making the businesses enforce the state's goals on their customers. The reason that this doesn't meet the definition of fascism is because the states that are doing it don't also have policies of ultranationalism.

                  • (Score: 0, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:42AM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:42AM (#1096136)

                    Yes.

                    Nazis = bad
                    People fighting Nazi scum = good

                • (Score: 4, Insightful) by helel on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:26AM

                  by helel (2949) on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:26AM (#1096175)

                  Do you mean the protesters firing at police [startribune.com] and burning cop cars [twincities.com]? I don't recall anyone either on the left or with a D by their name supporting those boys.

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          • (Score: 2) by sjames on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:12AM (2 children)

            by sjames (2882) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:12AM (#1096119) Journal

            Pence should really give the arrow through the head thing a try! It certainly can't make people take the Trump administration any LESS seriously.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:37AM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:37AM (#1096186)

              A real arrow?

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @11:26AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @11:26AM (#1096404)

                This will do [tmz.com].

        • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:58AM (1 child)

          by Thexalon (636) on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:58AM (#1096204)

          There are some Republicans who have made noises about backing articles of impeachment. The House is Democratic-majority, so it's no surprise the effort is being led by a Democrat.

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          • (Score: 3, Informative) by deimtee on Friday January 08 2021, @02:24AM

            by deimtee (3272) on Friday January 08 2021, @02:24AM (#1096804) Journal

            No, the AC has a point. If it had been led by a centrist politician with more stability then it would be a lot more credible. Having someone from "the loony left" makes it a lot easier to dismiss as nutjobbery. It is undermining the impeachment articles right from the start.
            One could almost suspect it is a deliberate attempt to showboat without actually following through. /sarc

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @11:02AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @11:02AM (#1096401)

          Not a Republican.

          Most Republicans are traitors to democracy now. Their names are recorded in the vote last night.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:58PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:58PM (#1095981)

        You mean Ilhan of ballot harvesting fame?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:18AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:18AM (#1096171)

          The brother bonker?

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:36AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:36AM (#1096036)

        She should also call for impeachment for politicos who supported the BLM riots. [newswars.com]

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:33PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:33PM (#1095883)

      Look at the timeline. He only put out that video after being directly called out by Biden. Then the various right wing news echoed his message about how this will be what he is remembered for and its a black mark and the rest. Only after those repeated prods on his ego did he release his message. He had plenty of time to get out in front of this but chose not too.

      • (Score: 3, Touché) by rcamera on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:52PM

        by rcamera (2360) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:52PM (#1096436) Homepage Journal

        To be fair, there were lots of colorful moving things on the tv at the time keeping him entertained. And some of them even had big, beautiful flags with his name on them!

        Secret Service picked up a dozen Big Macs for him - it was a pretty great day until China Joe made him pretend work for 2 minutes.

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    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by digitalaudiorock on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:34PM (33 children)

      by digitalaudiorock (688) on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:34PM (#1095885)

      +10000. The whole thing is unimaginable. Ironically if they were black and spray painting fucking graffiti instead of breaching the fucking capital with members inside a lot of them would likely be dead. I guess this is MAGA...OH...and "law and order" too. Fuck Donald J(ackass) fucking Trump, all the 'pubs who backed his bullshit, and everyone who hasn't grasped the fact that he's basically Vladimir Putin. They should all die a slow painful fucking death.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:41PM (28 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:41PM (#1095896)

        BLM was given wide lattitude to attack federal buildings and set up autonomous zones.

        • (Score: 2) by Tork on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:55PM (4 children)

          by Tork (3914) on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:55PM (#1095911)
          BLM wasn't incited by bad sportsmanship in the last election.
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          • (Score: 0) by Ethanol-fueled on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:35AM (3 children)

            by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:35AM (#1096081) Homepage

            No, they found the scuzziest, ugliest, stinkiest, most felonious dope fiend and decided that they share such a kinship with he and people like him that they carry on his good name by example. Either him or the guy who charged at cops with a knife.

            • (Score: 2) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:07AM (2 children)

              by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:07AM (#1096113)
              ... and then during a period of intense scrutiny, several more American citizens were killed by police. You should spend more time addressing abuse by law enforcement, otherwise the longer this drags on and more people get killed the more time you'll have to spend concocting a backstory that lays the blame on the victims.
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              • (Score: 0, Interesting) by Ethanol-fueled on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:25AM (1 child)

                by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:25AM (#1096123) Homepage

                Then defund the police and continue to push them over to our side so we have yet a few more people with combat and firearms training, who are disillusioned as fuck at being thrown under the bus by the establishment just for doing their jobs, and no longer encumbered by their job duties. Or reverse your decisions and have everybody point and laugh while Right-wing trolls raid your safe-spaces with videos of BLM riots and "defund the police" tweets after your politicians get recalled or cry uncle.

                Your kind are so blind with Trump hatred that you're gonna have a major "now what?!" moment after he goes away. Hell, you might even miss him. Party's over, playtime's done, and now it's time for the hangover trying to clean up the mess you too are stuck in along with the Trumpers.

                • (Score: 3, Touché) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:35AM

                  by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:35AM (#1096131)
                  And you went ahead and went down the 'concoct a story' path anyway. Heh.🤡
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        • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:00PM (22 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:00PM (#1095918)

          No they weren't, they were arrested and assaulted with numerous peaceful protesters illegally assaulted. All the violence was condemned, but you just want a false equivalence narrative. You rightwingers are fascist nut jobs without the mental fortitude to even be honest about what is happening. Always some excuse why your violence is OK, but if we follow some of your rhetoric against the BLM protests then I guess we should have the national guard gun down any Trumper found within 10 blocks of the capitol??? Not something I would suggest, but you are the one trying to suddenly use BLM protests as cover for your own shit.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:16PM (21 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:16PM (#1095937)

            Noting your double standard, Tom Cotton was right then and he's right now! There are no Republicans looking to bail out these rioters are there?

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:24PM (20 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:24PM (#1095948)

              No clue what you mean by double standard. These rioters were pushed to violence by Trump, Cruz, a bunch of others I don't care to look up, along with rightwing pundits. As always you assholes only ever

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              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:36PM (19 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:36PM (#1095962)

                Nobody encouraged them, most pundits just did like Atlas and shrugged. It was "mostly peaceful", there was no looting, no fires and no assaults.

                • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:42PM (3 children)

                  by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:42PM (#1095969) Journal
                  So you're saying the video streamed by one of the idiots of another one trying to set equipment on fire is just "fake news"?
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                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:55PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:55PM (#1095977)

                    Are you trying to make an argument?

                  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday January 08 2021, @12:16AM (1 child)

                    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 08 2021, @12:16AM (#1096760) Homepage Journal

                    You, Hudson, are 95% full of shit, spouting hatred toward anything not progressive, as usual.

                    If you have the link to video of protesters/rioters attempting to torch the Capitol, I would like to see that.

                    Whether you be lying or not, I will note that there WERE NO FIRES in Washington D.C. yesterday. In fact, I'm not believing all the stories about explosives either. I believe that the cops have claimed to found ONE GUY with weapons and explosives. I don't have many details on that yet, but the explosives were apparently still in the vehicle used to transport them. Obviously not deployed.

                    Once again - THERE WERE NO FIRES yesterday. Unlike BLM/Antifa, who has set fires all around the country for months now, and suffered few consequences.

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                • (Score: 3, Informative) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:46AM (14 children)

                  by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:46AM (#1096047)
                  I literally watched live footage of property damage, theft, and violence at the Capitol today. Oh and explosives were found, too. Fuck off with your sports-team mentality.
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                  • (Score: 1, Troll) by Runaway1956 on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:32AM (13 children)

                    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:32AM (#1096129) Homepage Journal

                    OK, we saw two windows broken. I saw no "violence" aside from broken windows. Explosives - I call bullshit. Unattended baggage and shit were "suspicious", and bomb squads were called. You'll have to link to an actual explosive. Theft - it seems that might be accurate. Reports say that hard drives were taken from computers in capitol offices.

                    Stick to the facts, alright?

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                    • (Score: 2) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:45AM (10 children)

                      by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:45AM (#1096138)

                      I saw no "violence" aside from broken windows. Explosives - I call bullshit.

                      I've commented on your insufficient sources of news before:


                      - https://soylentnews.org/breakingnews/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=41389&page=1&cid=1093460#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]


                      - https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=40288&page=1&cid=1069344#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]


                      Your calls of 'bullshit' don't rattle me but they do prove that your internet's fucking working. Look it up. If you can't find it, that's fine, just be prepared to provide a list of all the search terms you used.

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                      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:52AM (9 children)

                        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:52AM (#1096145) Homepage Journal

                        Nope. You make the assertion, you provide the citation. I don't need a citation to assert that "I don't believe that."

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                        • (Score: 2) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:55AM (8 children)

                          by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:55AM (#1096148)
                          If you want to know, you put the effort in. The worst that happens is you get corrected less 'round 'ere. Step up.
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                          • (Score: 2) by deimtee on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:55AM

                            by deimtee (3272) on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:55AM (#1096200) Journal

                            Maybe he doesn't want a google search for "explosives in the Capitol" on his 'permanent record'.

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                          • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday January 07 2021, @04:26AM (6 children)

                            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @04:26AM (#1096234) Homepage Journal

                            I've seen no credible source that any "suspicious package" checked out to actually be explosives. All I'm seeing are excitable people making the assertion. As has often been pointed out here, "anonymous sources" aren't credible, even if your favorite "credible" news source publishes the allegations.

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                            • (Score: 2) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @04:49AM (5 children)

                              by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @04:49AM (#1096254)
                              Funny that you left out violence... and the source on the explosives was the FBI. You didn't look... as usual.
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                              • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday January 07 2021, @04:56AM (4 children)

                                by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @04:56AM (#1096258) Homepage Journal

                                Yeah, well, the FBI is partisan. And, you're still not willing to provide a link, and I'm not willing to search anymore.

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                                • (Score: 3, Touché) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @05:21AM (3 children)

                                  by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @05:21AM (#1096272)
                                  Heh. You want me to do a simple search for you after frivolously dismissing what I said, and then threatened to not perform a search. All after I pointed out your insufficient efforts to stay informed. Way to stay true to yourself, man. Oh and still waiting for your response about violence. #3
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                                  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Thursday January 07 2021, @05:34AM (2 children)

                                    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @05:34AM (#1096278) Homepage Journal

                                    Violence, huh? Well, one protester is dead, at the hands of capitol police. How many police, congressmen, or senators are dead? Oh - zero? How many of them hospitalized? Zero? Hmmmmm - you want me to condemn the violence in DC? Careful what you ask - you could be condemned as a Trump Supporter!

                                    And, oh yeah. There's a tantalizing theory that it was Antifa people who smashed the windows, then allowed the crowd inside. I'm not convinced of it yet, but it's out there.

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                                    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Tork on Thursday January 07 2021, @05:44AM

                                      by Tork (3914) on Thursday January 07 2021, @05:44AM (#1096289)
                                      Heh. All that effort to defend your view and it just didn't occur to you to account for government security going to great effort to protect themselves. How did you watch the footage you claimed you watched and not have the term 'lockdown' rattle around in your noggin? Your level of awareness of today's events is up there with a dude who described Die Hard as a movie about a man who's jealous of his wife's success. 🙄
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                                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @09:00AM

                                      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @09:00AM (#1098198)

                                      It's a lie, Runaway, and you just spread it. You are now complicit in a violent attempt to overthrow the government of the United States, and cover it up with false testimony. Your details have been sent to the FBI, under "domestic terrorist".

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:07AM

                      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:07AM (#1096356)

                      Stick to the facts, alright?

                      Runaway1956

                      Ha. Ha, ha! Ha, ha, ha, haha, haaaaaaha!!!! Right, Runaway, right. Like Estonia.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @08:57AM

                      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @08:57AM (#1098197)

                      Runaway, stop lying. We all know you're lying. It makes us think you might be a stupid idiot, like a 2-year old child, when you lie in ways so obvious. So just stop lying, Runaway. Just remain calm, and wait for the Federal authorities to collect you for charges of treason.

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:42PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:42PM (#1095898)

        > he's basically Vladimir Putin

        You give Trump too much credit, he's not nearly that clever. Remember Putin used to run the KGB (or equivalent). Trump hasn't run anything...except several businesses into the ground.

      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by barbara hudson on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:49PM (1 child)

        by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:49PM (#1095902) Journal
        Well, this just tops off another losing day for those republicans who thought it was a good idea to promote lawlessness in their attempts to hold onto power.

        People voted them out of leadership of the House in 2018, the Presidency in 2020, and the Senate today.

        Hopefully this will be like G W Bush's second term, where after a while you couldn't find anyone who would admit to voting for him.

        There are already Congress folk drawing up articles of impeachment (yes, he can be impeached even after he is escorted out of office - at gun point if necessary), and calls to invoke article 25 immediately. He incited a coup over the last few months. Clearly neither stable nor a genius, and a clear and present danger.

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        • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:17AM

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:17AM (#1096008)

          The brightest spot of this is getting to watch the sore losers lose again, and again, and again. Definition of insanity? Continuing to press for a cause after 88 court losses.

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      • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:00AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:00AM (#1095984)

        How many BLM and Antifa were killed in Portland?

        You're talking shit, and you know it.

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:13PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:13PM (#1095934)

      Get over it Democrats, Hilary lost.

      • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:12AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:12AM (#1096002)

        So did Trump. Get over it.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:27PM (23 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:27PM (#1095871)

    The fucking pigs are super happy to shoot the crap out of blacks and brownies every day of the week and twice on sundays, but when buncha terrorists storm the Capitol ... absolutely nothing.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:30PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:30PM (#1095879)

      Pigs like to shoot at individuals, not crowds.

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by barbara hudson on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:51PM (2 children)

        by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:51PM (#1095905) Journal

        Pigs like to shoot at individuals, not crowds

        The students at Kent State would disagree with you.

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        • (Score: 2) by PinkyGigglebrain on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:43AM

          by PinkyGigglebrain (4458) on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:43AM (#1096041)

          Kent state was National Guard, not Police.

          Police are at least trained in the law, not that they always follow it.

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        • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:34AM

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:34AM (#1096130) Homepage Journal

          As already stated, Kent State was the responsibility of the Ohio National Guard. That wasn't racist - white guardsmen shot white kids. We can discuss that further, but Kent State is not the example you are searching for.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:33PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:33PM (#1095884)

      Yeah, it is "interesting" how the police always seem to exercise restraint when dealing with white supremacists and fascist militias.

      Some quotes by cops show without any ambiguity that some cops feel an allegiance to these far-right terrorist groups. The difference in response by cops as a whole to peaceful protest for civil rights vs. right-wing terrorists demonstrates that this allegiance is not just felt by, "a few bad apples," but rather is endemic throughout the police.

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:50PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:50PM (#1095904)

        Yeah, it is "interesting" how the police always seem to exercise restraint when dealing with white supremacists and fascist militias.

        Some quotes by cops show without any ambiguity that some cops feel an allegiance to these far-right terrorist groups. The difference in response by cops as a whole to peaceful protest for civil rights vs. right-wing terrorists demonstrates that this allegiance is not just felt by, "a few bad apples," but rather is endemic throughout the police.

        Well sure they hesitate. It's likely to be their brother or cousin in that mask.

    • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:57PM (12 children)

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Wednesday January 06 2021, @10:57PM (#1095914) Homepage

      I love hearing the mental gymnastics from my friends and family when I bring up Antifa and BLM, and how both Progressives and Cops looked the other way (if not encouraged them outright) when they ran apeshit through out cities breaking things and beating up children and old ladies alike. I guess violence is okay when your team does it, right?

      " B-B-But that doesn't count! "

      And here's an interesting true story: Was watching the CBS stream earlier today, and the hysterical newscaster had the nerve to not only bitch that they weren't social distancing, but she slipped up and said " ...import--er--explain the facts to our audience. " Well ain't that not suspicious as all hell. The nerve of those motherfuckers.

      Then I have to remind my family that these protesters are sending a message through storming the capitol rather than "politically protesting" by destroying Mom-and-Pop businesses and looting they big-scrane teavees and Chinese slave-made Nike basketball shoes.

      • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:03PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:03PM (#1095923)

        Ha!!!

        So you really are a classic incel, to the point your own family probably talks about not inviting you to gatherings. Could tell you were lurking around shitposting as AC but still there was hope you'd fucked off for good. Oh well.

        • (Score: 0) by Ethanol-fueled on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:30AM (1 child)

          by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:30AM (#1096074) Homepage

          Q: What looks like a pig, stinks like a goat, and unlike me won't get laid in the forseeable future?

          YOU!
          • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:10AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:10AM (#1096360)

            Sad. Your trolling is usually pretty bad, but "you don't have sex but I do" is the best you've got here? Super-incel trolling, top notch!

      • (Score: 2) by Tork on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:34PM

        by Tork (3914) on Wednesday January 06 2021, @11:34PM (#1095958)

        I love hearing the mental gymnastics from my friends and family when I bring up Antifa and BLM, and how both Progressives and Cops looked the other way (if not encouraged them outright) when they ran apeshit through out cities breaking things and beating up children and old ladies alike. I guess violence is okay when your team does it, right?

        Haha! "My team is behaving badly like your team behaved badly and I'm wagging my finger at you!"

        Oh and 'impart' means 'communicate'. I'm sure an investigation on the newscaster will be opened immediately.🙄

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      • (Score: 5, Informative) by helel on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:26AM (7 children)

        by helel (2949) on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:26AM (#1096020)

        Links or it didn't happen.

        When BLM was protesting right wingers were throwing pipe bombs [opb.org], shooting at cops [startribune.com], and burning police cars [twincities.com]. When the left holds peaceful protests the right shows up in force to cause damage and kill people [news.com.au]. There is a violent side of the political spectrum and for "some reason" police are much much more hesitant to use force against it than they are agains the left.

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        • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:21AM (4 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:21AM (#1096067)
          The reason why you never see the police break up a Ku Klux Klan riot is the same reason why you never see Batman and Bruce Wayne together in the same room.
          • (Score: 2) by helel on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:33AM

            by helel (2949) on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:33AM (#1096079)

            That's why we need Superman [mentalfloss.com]!

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          • (Score: 2) by rcamera on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:32PM (2 children)

            by rcamera (2360) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:32PM (#1096451) Homepage Journal

            What you are suggesting is simply untrue, and you know it. I'm outraged that you would say it, and i'm absolutely livid that it's been modded funny.

            Batman and Superman have frequently stood in for each other as body-doubles over the past 80 years. This is fairly common knowledge.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:28PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @08:28PM (#1096668)

              The number of cops that have been found posting white supremacy crap on social media determined that your outrage is a lie.

              Not every cop is a white supremacist, but too many are. We have video of capitol police allowing the mob to storm the building, so time to deal with reality. We have a minority of fascist citizens willing to use violence to overthrow democracy.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @09:06PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @09:06PM (#1096687)

                That is a textbook joke double down. He isn't arguing cops aren't white supremacists.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:44AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @02:44AM (#1096137)

          That's bullshit. You'll need some REALLY good citations from CREDIBLE sources to make that stick. Bullshit!

          • (Score: 3, Informative) by helel on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:18AM

            by helel (2949) on Thursday January 07 2021, @03:18AM (#1096170)

            The news sources I've linked to seem reasonably reputable and it's not like you can't find videos of the proud boys committing their crimes. Thanks everyone carrying a spy-phone!

            Would you prefer a high level overview? Right wing groups are behind most terrorism in the US. [nytimes.com]

            But if your disagreement is grounded in facts I would love to expand my knowledge. Please, if I have been misinformed about these (or other) cases of right-wing violence link to a CREDIBLE fact-checking source with corrections. It's possible any, or all, of the cases I referenced have changed since the last time I looked into them.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:01AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @12:01AM (#1095986)

      Oh, your post is so fucking "insightful". How many blacks were killed in Portland during half a year of rioting?

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:21AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:21AM (#1096068)

      The fucking pigs are super happy to shoot the crap out of blacks and brownies every day of the week and twice on sundays, but when buncha terrorists storm the Capitol ... absolutely nothing.

      Actually, it shows the importance of the Second Amendment. Cops are much less likely to shoot into a crowd when the crowd is likely armed.
      Cops vs one idiot = dead idiot.
      Cops vs armed militia = everyone stays polite.

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