The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

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Jennifer wrote: 19 Jan 2021, 21:29 ... (assuming anything could get through to them at this point).
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 19 Jan 2021, 21:39
thoreau wrote: 19 Jan 2021, 21:32 I guess I'm just not willing to get my hopes up about McConnell. It's fucking Mitch McConnell.
Same here. I'm just saying he has no reason to have personal political fear of Trump.
As dark and machiavellian as he is, he seems to be a party man. If the base would punish his caucus then he might not do it.

I have no doubt that McConnell is furious with Trump and personally rattled by what happened. If his personal rage dominates then he'll convict. But the longer he has to cool off then the more likely partisan considerations will come into the calculation.
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By now, I suspect, even the densest of Trump fans is figuring out he is not going to pardon the capitol rioters after all.
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Jennifer wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 15:55 By now, I suspect, even the densest of Trump fans is figuring out he is not going to pardon the capitol rioters after all.
Who would have guessed that Trump would throw his most loyal supporters under the bus the second they became a liability.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 16:13
Jennifer wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 15:55 By now, I suspect, even the densest of Trump fans is figuring out he is not going to pardon the capitol rioters after all.
Who would have guessed that Trump would throw his most loyal supporters under the bus the second they became a liability.
As low as that bar is, tens of millions of Americans still managed to trip over it.
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Thankfully, it looks like today was pretty quiet for the most part. Small numbers of demonstrators. Although there was this:



I'm pretty sure that flag is some kind of crime against graphic design.
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There is a small part of my cold, black libertarian heart that respects the audacity of Qanon grifters selling hideous bullshit like that to gullible trumpster morons.
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 17:14 There is a small part of my cold, black libertarian heart that respects the audacity of Qanon grifters selling hideous bullshit like that to gullible trumpster morons.
It makes me smile.
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NYT wrote:But since then, discontent with Mr. Trump, who later condemned the violence, has boiled over. On social media, Proud Boys participants have complained about his willingness to leave office and said his disavowal of the Capitol rampage was an act of betrayal. And Mr. Trump, cut off on Facebook and Twitter, has been unable to talk directly to them to soothe their concerns or issue new rallying cries.

The Proud Boys’ anger toward Mr. Trump has heightened after he did nothing to help those in the group who face legal action for the Capitol violence. On Wednesday, a Proud Boy leader, Joseph Biggs, 37, was arrested in Florida and charged with unlawful entry and corruptly obstructing an official proceeding in the riot. At least four other members of the group also face charges stemming from the attack.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 17:14 There is a small part of my cold, black libertarian heart that respects the audacity of Qanon grifters selling hideous bullshit like that to gullible trumpster morons.
Sure. But I can't take anymore of the TDS end zone dance.
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dbcooper wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 18:26
I'm going out of state for a couple of weeks.
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Warren wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 21:35 I'm going out of state for a couple of weeks.
Well if they're blaming libertarians again then things must be going back to normal.
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dbcooper wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 21:41 Well if they're blaming libertarians again then things must be going back to normal.
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Warren wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 21:33
Hugh Akston wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 17:14 There is a small part of my cold, black libertarian heart that respects the audacity of Qanon grifters selling hideous bullshit like that to gullible trumpster morons.
Sure. But I can't take anymore of the TDS end zone dance.
Is it because Trump never managed to burn everything down like you want?
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Personally I’d just like to travel back to 2004 and stab myself so I don’t have to experience this, but I’m not quite as bitchy as Glenn.

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I like the response telling Glenn that his favorite cable host is the white nationalist version of Tucker Carlson.
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I thought Tucker Carlson was the white nationalist version of Tucker Carlson.
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I’ve been a lot less crazy about WW for a while now but it was complete bullshit for him to have been fired over this (thread)

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nicole wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 19:35 I’ve been a lot less crazy about WW for a while now but it was complete bullshit for him to have been fired over this (thread)

What was the tweet/context?
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Jesus fucking Christ. It was a very obvious joke.
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I don't want to bother with Gabe Hoffman's twitter timeline, but wonder how much of it is decrying "liberal cancel culture!"
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Highway wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 19:51 I don't want to bother with Gabe Hoffman's twitter timeline, but wonder how much of it is decrying "liberal cancel culture!"
Sorry to break this to you but there is very clearly no such thing as cancel culture.
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