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vientomas



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boggsman1 wrote:
Hey Drump conceded.. It’s just took a few dead bodies and desecration of the halls of Congress.. What a honorable man !!


Well...kinda. I think it depends on your definition:

to acknowledge (an opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it is officially established: to concede an election before all the votes are counted.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/concede

Trump's timing is a bit late.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know
As with most , my comments are laced with sarcasm ..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boggsman1 wrote:
I know
As with most , my comments are laced with sarcasm ..


Sorry, missed that. Here's one: Breaking news, Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Matty
Dominion suing Sydney Powell for $1.3B, can you start a GoFundMe?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boggsman1 wrote:
Hey Matty
Dominion suing Sydney Powell for $1.3B, can you start a GoFundMe?


This is awesome! I hope more similar suits follow.

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699.1.0_1.pdf
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why isn't Fat Rudy on the complaint?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son-in-law is an Oakland cop, and monitors different social media sources so they can arrive at the sites of illegal car rallies and organized looting and make arrests. Savvy law enforcement should have seen this coming. With a real attorney general, many of the perpetrators will be identified, and the trails they have left on social media will out them. A sad state that many of Mafia Don's supporters are cheap and stupid criminals that support anarchy so they will be undeterred in their criminal activities. Fat Donny let them out of Pandora's Box, and too many Re-thugs are now terrified of his supporters.

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The invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was stoked in plain sight. For weeks, the far-right supporters of President Donald Trump railed on social media that the election had been stolen. They openly discussed the idea of violent protest on the day Congress met to certify the result.


“We came up with the idea to occupy just outside the CAPITOL on Jan 6th,” leaders of the Stop the Steal movement wrote on Dec. 23. They called their Wednesday demonstration the Wild Protest, a name taken from a tweet by Trump that encouraged his supporters to take their grievances to the streets of Washington. “Will be wild,” the president tweeted.

Ali Alexander, the founder of the movement, encouraged people to bring tents and sleeping bags and avoid wearing masks for the event. “If D.C. escalates… so do we,” Alexander wrote on Parler last week — one of scores of social media posts welcoming violence that were reviewed by ProPublica in the weeks leading up to Wednesday’s attack on the capitol.

Thousands of people heeded that call.

For reasons that remained unclear Wednesday night, the law enforcement authorities charged with protecting the nation’s entire legislative branch — nearly all of the 535 members of Congress gathered in a joint session, along with Vice President Mike Pence — were ill-prepared to contain the forces massed against them.

On Wednesday afternoon, a thin line of U.S. Capitol Police, with only a few riot shields between them and a knot of angry protesters, engaged in hand-to-hand combat with rioters on the steps of the West Front. They struggled with a flimsy set of barricades as a mob in helmets and bulletproof vests pushed its way toward the Capitol entrance. Videos showed officers stepping aside, and sometimes taking selfies, as if to usher Trump’s supporters into the building they were supposed to guard.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh oh....Cretins retreat!!!
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1381294/donald-trump-capitol-hill-riots-joe-biden-us-election-washington-protest-violence-ont
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trump is a psychopath. He was enjoying the riot he set off until the blowback started. The worst mistake in American history.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://news.yahoo.com/mike-pence-daughter-charlotte-issues-203728234.html


Mike Pence’s daughter reveals she was caught up in riots and defends ‘hero’ Capitol police


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Charlotte Pence Bond, Mike Pence’s daughter, has defended Capitol Police after pro-Trump rioters were able to overpower law enforcement and breach the US Capitol on Wednesday.

“Anyone who is blaming the Capitol Hill Police for the domestic terrorism that occurred yesterday should seriously reconsider their position. I was there. The people who held the line are our heroes,” she wrote on Thursday.

Capitol Police have come under scrutiny given how underprepared they appeared to be compared to the number of rioters who descended on the Capitol.


Video footage showed rioters using violence and spraying chemical agents at law enforcement officers in an effort to push them back. Eventually hundreds of rioters overtook the Capitol grounds and entered into the building, forcing it to go under lockdown.

Mrs Bond appears to have been in the Capitol with Mr Pence on Wednesday, according to her tweet. Mr Pence was in the Capitol to fulfil his role with the Senate in certifying the election results.

Part of the backlash surrounding the Capitol Police come from how poorly prepared they were for the rioters, given weeks of social media coverage of the rally, and reports suggesting police officers were fraternising with the rioters. One police officer was filmed taking a selfie with a rioter on the scene.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for the resignation of the Capitol Police chief due to the “failure of leadership” displayed on Wednesday.

"There was a failure of leadership at the top of the Capitol Police. Mr Sund hasn't even called us since this happened," Ms Pelosi said, adding the House Sergeant at Arms already submitted his resignation over the security breach.

Mr Sund released a statement on Thursday following the events that took place the previous day. In the statement, he said the police department had a “robust plan” to “address anticipated First Amendment activities.”

“The violent attack on the US Capitol was unlike any I have ever experienced in my 30 years in law enforcement here in Washington DC,” he said.

“But make no mistake – these mass riots were not First Amendment activities; they were criminal riotous behavior. The actions of the USCP officers were heroic given the situation they faced, and I continue to have tremendous respect in the professionalism and dedication of the women and men of the United States Capitol Police,” he added.

Capitol Police were not the only ones experiences the wrath of Congress and the public following yesterday’s events. Ms Pelosi slammed the slow response from the Department of Defence to call in the National Guard when the situation deteriorated.

“It goes beyond the Capitol Police, it goes to the FBI, what was the shortcoming in their intelligence that they provided, it goes to the Department of Defense, how long did it take for them to respond or anticipate the need for the National Guard,” she said.

“Many of our Capitol Police acted so bravely and with such concern for the staff and the members, for the Capitol of the United States, and they deserve our gratitude,” she added.

The Capitol Police would be conducting its own review on the events that took place on Wednesday, Mr Sund said. Congressional leadership has also indicated that Congress would be conducting its own investigation.

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