The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

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Sounds like a big enough topic to warrant its own thread. A lot of people who gleefully recorded themselves raiding the capitol on social media are presumably having second thoughts now that the FBI is expressing interest in them.

A West Virginia state delegate was arrested; his angry grandmother said "Thank you Mr. Trump for invoking a RIOT at the White House!"

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Oh, and apparently Twitter suspended Trump's account for good. He'll have to play with his fans on Parler only.

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The only question I have is whether Trump will pardon them or throw them under the bus/
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Aresen wrote: 08 Jan 2021, 20:23 The only question I have is whether Trump will pardon them or throw them under the bus/
I'll go with "bus." He's getting scared now; in the past 24-48 hours, he's likely felt more, and more unpleasant, personal consequences for his actions than in his entire adult life before this.

Then again, Trump is nothing if not unpredictable. The only firm bet I'd make about him is "He's NOT going to say or do the proper thing."

Also, I love this:

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This has interested me, especially as the numbers yesterday were something like 50% Team Red support for the incursion:



I wonder if the deaths and the videos from inside have registered on some people who thought it was all merry owning yesterday.
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Jennifer wrote: 08 Jan 2021, 20:32
Aresen wrote: 08 Jan 2021, 20:23 The only question I have is whether Trump will pardon them or throw them under the bus/
I'll go with "bus." He's getting scared now; in the past 24-48 hours, he's likely felt more, and more unpleasant, personal consequences for his actions than in his entire adult life before this.

Then again, Trump is nothing if not unpredictable. The only firm bet I'd make about him is "He's NOT going to say or do the proper thing."
I think he will throw them under the bus. He's never hestitated to let others take the fall for him. He's never believed in 'loyalty down.'
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Tides are turning against moorish science temple honkies!
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Rudy is already helping to make new conspiracy theories to explain it away.



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Is it ironic or funny or tragic that Rudy 9/11'd his own legacy?
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Yeah, as more videos have come out, it's looking worse and worse. When the only videos were some yahoos meandering around hallways, stairwells, and offices, then it was a lot more of a joke. When videos start coming out of people in body armor carrying flex cuffs, of a mob with helmets and truncheons pushing against the cops, and shouting "Hang Mike Pence" it's a lot less of a funny "for the lulz" thing.
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We need historians to analyze the mistakes made after the Beer Hall Putsch, and then we need to make damn sure we don't repeat those mistakes.
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thoreau wrote: 08 Jan 2021, 23:00 We need historians to analyze the mistakes made after the Beer Hall Putsch, and then we need to make damn sure we don't repeat those mistakes.
Well, Simon & Shuster has decided not to publish Josh Hawley's book, so someone appears to have learned from history.
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The woman who was trampled to death also carried a "Don't tread on me" flag to the riot.
One rioter died of a heart attack caused by accidentally repeatedly tasing himself in the testicles.
And the cop killed by Trump supporters was a Trump supporter himself.
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Jennifer wrote: 08 Jan 2021, 23:23 One rioter died of a heart attack caused by accidentally repeatedly tasing himself in the testicles.
OK, this guy deserves a Darwin Award.
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Twitter sleuths claim to have identified Zip Tie Guy. Ironically, his expensive camouflage helped narrow it down. Pretty sure that's the opposite of what camo is for.



Also, the dumbfuck had tacticool gear identifying his state of residence.
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Another Zip Tie identified: Retired Air Force Lt. Col.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/09/air-force ... -zip-ties/
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dhex wrote: 08 Jan 2021, 21:16 Tides are turning against moorish science temple honkies!
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Highway wrote: 08 Jan 2021, 22:42 Yeah, as more videos have come out, it's looking worse and worse. When the only videos were some yahoos meandering around hallways, stairwells, and offices, then it was a lot more of a joke. When videos start coming out of people in body armor carrying flex cuffs, of a mob with helmets and truncheons pushing against the cops, and shouting "Hang Mike Pence" it's a lot less of a funny "for the lulz" thing.
If Pelosi had been in her office when the mob broke in, I absolutely believe they would've killed her.

I read somewhere that it's actually lucky everybody was focusing on the electoral-vote-counting ceremony, because that requires everyone gather in one big room which is relatively easy to defend or evacuate from; on ordinary days, with the House and Senate all in their own respective chambers or worse, all members in their individual offices, there's a good chance the mob could've taken out a big chunk of the legislative branch of the US government.
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One thing I am noticing is how several of the rioters have been tracked through their phones and social media. I wonder how many of those buy into the 'Corona vaccine is a ploy to implant rfid devices' conspiracy.
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Don't forget the idiots with distinctive tacticool gear. Some of them continued wearing it after the insurrection and appeared on social media in it, making them easy to ID.
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Aresen wrote: 09 Jan 2021, 11:27 One thing I am noticing is how several of the rioters have been tracked through their phones and social media. I wonder how many of those buy into the 'Corona vaccine is a ploy to implant rfid devices' conspiracy.
I read somewhere that since the Capitol is an ancient stone building and thus essentially a series of caves from an RF point of view, all the comms infrastructure to enable cell phone reception in the bowels of the building makes it really easy to track individual phones, compared to say, being on the Capitol Hill lawn somewhere.
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I imagine this will be a prosecutor's delight. Between surveillance cameras, no masks,, cell phone tracking, and idiots posting videos of themselves and their buddies in very distinctive costumes and tacticool gear, these should be slam dunk cases.
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