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Old 2021-01-08, 13:04   Link #1901
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Something I find so very funny is how right wingers first fearmonger and decry leftists as radical, city burning anarchists, and then they say "Hold my beer".

It seems like right wingers are every bit as violent and extreme as they claim leftists are. Now, what was the term for that again? I think it starts with a "p", ends with "rojection".
Hypocrisy at its finest huh.

Then again, BLM protests lasted months on end with vandalism across the US. This capitol riot only lasted 1 day. Don't get me wrong, I condone any type of violence (whether it be person or property) and it doesn't matter what side your on. I just find it a little funny how some even comparing the two, and in terms of damage caused, I think BLM protests beat this 1 day riot by millions.

Hypocrisy is on both ends of the spectrum.
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Old 2021-01-08, 13:05   Link #1902
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Probably because it was actually peaceful by the standards set during BLM protests.
You know than the vast majority of the BLM protests were peacefull, especially the later one, the media did focused on the more violent one for rating.
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Old 2021-01-08, 13:14   Link #1903
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A rather substantial difference would at least be that the BLM was about something that actually existed. Racism in the country. Rather than delusions about lies orchestrated by a pitifully desperate man.

Does it excuse every action taken during the BLM movement? Of course not. But at least their grievances ace about things that actually exist in reality and continue to exist.
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Old 2021-01-08, 13:51   Link #1904
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A rather substantial difference would at least be that the BLM was about something that actually existed. Racism in the country. Rather than delusions about lies orchestrated by a pitifully desperate man.

Does it excuse every action taken during the BLM movement? Of course not. But at least their grievances ace about things that actually exist in reality and continue to exist.
If you want to look at the difference, you could focus on the scale of both events; the BLM protest went on in multiples city for months while the Trumpian one (for lack of proper name for that event) happened once at one place.

Did the BLM protest made more damage, most likely. But if you were to make ratio about the damage and violence made by the protestors / scale of the events, the BLM preotest would still far more tame than what happened this week.
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Old 2021-01-08, 13:57   Link #1905
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Probably because it was actually peaceful by the standards set during BLM protests.
So when leftists go low, right wingers go even lower?

Edit:So it looks like the officer who was killed was a Trump supporter. Oh, you can't make this up. In their holy quest to protect the orange man's feeling, Trump terrorists killed one of their own, an officer, despite also being about "Blue lives matter".
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Old 2021-01-08, 14:20   Link #1906
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Lunatics, some of them armed.
As said, maybe you’ll get a few Timothy McVeighs

That’s still not enough support to install a new government. As this recent event showed, most of them are larpers who just had their very first encounter with law enforcement . They’re way over their head

The only way Trump gets a 2nd term is if a military branch supports him

But yes, I do think that this should be treated as an ongoing coup.
But with most of the GOP burning bridges with him, there’s not much powerbase left.
There used to be a threat of a primary challenge but Trump shot the hostage
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Old 2021-01-08, 15:04   Link #1907
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Chickens meet roost. Lindsey Graham get confronted by Trump supporters at the airport.

https://twitter.com/dlippman/status/1347612365093826565

https://twitter.com/jiveDurkey/statu...21552519577602
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Old 2021-01-08, 15:06   Link #1908
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Instead of National Guard troops being posted en masse around landmarks before a protest even began, we saw the Defense Department initially deny a request to send in troops — and that was after the Capitol had been breached. Instead of peaceful protesters being doused in tear gas, we saw a mob posing for selfies with police and being allowed to wander the corridors of power like they couldn’t decide whether they were invading the Capitol or touring it. Instead of President Trump calling these violent supporters “thugs,” as he called racial justice protesters, and advocating for more violent police crackdowns, we saw him remind his followers that they were loved before asking them nicely to go home.
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...an-aberration/

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Trump is now permanently suspended from Twitter

https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topic...uspension.html

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Old 2021-01-08, 18:49   Link #1909
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Oh no, how will the old man live considering he had an addiction towards Twitter?!
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Old 2021-01-08, 18:58   Link #1910
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55596325

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US Democrats plan to introduce an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in Wednesday's invasion of the US Capitol.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would move forward with impeachment if Mr Trump did not resign immediately.

The charge of "incitement of insurrection" is set to be introduced by House Democrats on Monday.
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Old 2021-01-08, 18:58   Link #1911
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Oh no, how will the old man live considering he had an addiction towards Twitter?!
You are mistaken, he is not addicted to twitter, he is addicted to the spotlight. That is the reason he was in the miss universe and did the apprentice and why he entered the republican race for the white house and why he phoned to fox news so often.

Now I do wonder if in the next two weeks he will use the emergency alert system to bring directly to USA cellphones his "enlightening words".
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Old 2021-01-08, 19:02   Link #1912
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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...n-trump-456490

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Old 2021-01-08, 19:22   Link #1913
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Some of Trump's supporters and believers are abandoning Facrbook for places like MeWe, or somesuch place where they think the site has more integrity.
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Old 2021-01-08, 22:41   Link #1914
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Perdue and Loeffler have conceded the Georgia elections. I guess with everything that has happen in the last couple of days, they don't want to be seen as instigators anymore.
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Old 2021-01-08, 22:56   Link #1915
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My guess is that Biden will be a one term president (due to age mostly). Meaning both parties will be able to run someone "new" in 2024.

But how much Trump's supporters will influence things...that is to be seen. Some are calling Trump the last President (along with Best President ever)
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Old 2021-01-08, 23:17   Link #1916
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If Trump can run, he will run again in 2024

If not, Jr or Ivanka will inherit the mantle.
If they don’t run, it’s Hawley or Cruz

Still not sure if the Trump faction will stick with the GOP or make their own party

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Old 2021-01-08, 23:20   Link #1917
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Hawley and Cruz will run regardless, whether that amounts to anything remains to be seen.
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Old 2021-01-08, 23:27   Link #1918
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If Trump can run, he will run again in 2024

If not, Jr or Ivanka will inherit the mantle.
If they don’t run, it’s Hawley or Cruz

Still not sure if the Trump faction will stick with the GOP or make their own party

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A lot of people think Trump won’t run again because he’s too afraid of losing again. This latest stunt likely lost him most of whatever moderate voters he had left as well. He’s really just hyping up his image to make himself more popular with whatever he is planning next. He was always working off his image rather than skills.

Amazing how all this happens and yet Trump supporters immediately say that it was antifa and BLM infiltrating these “patriots” that are the real perps... that these “patriots” would NEVER act like the radical left...
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Old 2021-01-09, 04:01   Link #1919
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Hawley and Cruz will run regardless, whether that amounts to anything remains to be seen.
Well yeah, wasn't that the whole point of their objections to counting the electoral votes in Congress? To increase their visibility and standing with Trump's base in hope that they can tap this base in 2024 for both the Republican primaries and the election itself.
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Old 2021-01-09, 05:17   Link #1920
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Remember this article about how Democrats need soul searching? It aged badly when you see how far MAGA were willing to go and lost their right to use the "disgruntled worker" card.
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