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Old 01-14-2021, 09:10   #691
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True. But they can't win it without doing so. When that happens, you're going to witness the difference between a protest/demonstration that had some bad actors...and an uprising.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:37   #692
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Looks like their getting ready to purge the military...

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...=pocket-newtab
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:38   #693
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True. But they can't win it without doing so. When that happens, you're going to witness the difference between a protest/demonstration that had some bad actors...and an uprising.
By that time they move to kinetic, the conditions will have already been set to where our resistance would be minimal.
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:04   #694
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Looks like their getting ready to purge the military...

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...=pocket-newtab
As long as they (Speaker of the House and MSM) can continue using divisive words like: whiteness, white power, white supremacy-supremacist label anyone who says anything negative about BLM or has their own example Blue Lives or All Lives...then they will continue the drumbeat until someone stands up to them.

They have played the race card better than anyone in history and they have historically been the generators for it. It is no accident the previous administration marched it out as the cause in Cambridge/Harvard and again after the shooting of Travon Martin. They made a Mexican - white!
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:41   #695
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Where Are The R Politicians?

I just saw a couple news articles in NJ.

One quotes the House Speaker ordering flags to half staff.

That article and several others quote NJ Governor sending National Guard to help protect democracy in the nation’s capital, as well as all the Dem politicians mentioning their support for the families of those killed.

Are the R politicians not making statements in support of our nation or are they just not being heard?

I think the efforts of the left to eliminate the R voice is deafening.
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Old 01-14-2021, 18:58   #696
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Are the R politicians not making statements in support of our nation or are they just not being heard?

I think the efforts of the left to eliminate the R voice is deafening.
Neither. The "left" is getting plenty of help from its kissing cousins on the other side of the aisle. Of the 535, without naming names, those with any integrity can probably be counted on one's fingers. They're volunteers - they want to get along. Don't upset the rice bowl.

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Old 01-14-2021, 19:01   #697
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By that time they move to kinetic, the conditions will have already been set to where our resistance would be minimal.
I'm actually not so sure about that. They (whoever they is/are/thee/them/he/she) may have some doctrine and things they don't want to talk about out loud, but I never underestimate the power of people to screw up a good secret and start something they can't back away from. Because... history & shit.
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Old 01-14-2021, 19:34   #698
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The First Amendment is critical in our fight...the power of the pen clearly illustrates the left’s overwhelming hypocrisy...to those who are willing to listen. The toxicity of this type of behavior should be self evident. At least you can read this article and know you are not going crazy when you listen to the leftists disingenuous positions week after week.

The left’s bare-faced hypocrisy: Devine
By Miranda Devine
January 13, 2021
NY POST

What a difference a week makes. On Wednesday, we discovered that House Democrats actually support police. They are against mob violence. They believe in law and order. They believe in harsh punishment for rule breakers. They believe in accountability.

They care deeply about civility. They believe words matter. They abhor intemperate rhetoric. They are against coarse language. Fancy that.

They believe in a peaceful transition of power, at least this time, as opposed to 2016. They believe in the Electoral College. They believe in the legitimacy of the people’s vote.

They believe in walls, at least when it comes to protecting their own place of work. They even believe in bringing in the National Guard to quell civil unrest, at least when it comes to preserving their own peace.

They believe in guns, at least when their own safety is at risk.

They revere American history and institutional norms. They honor the Founding Fathers. Hah!

This is what we learned while watching the Democrats in the House impeach President Trump for the second pointless time in 13 months.

We learned that they, almost to a man and a woman, suffer from an acute case of hypocrite-itis.

Where have they been the past four years with these noble ideas that conservativeshave been begging them to defend?

Perhaps if Democrats had not normalized and encouraged violence when organized BLM-Antifa mobs began rampaging through our cities, the tragic events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol would not have occurred.

As Republican Rep. Pat Fallon of Texas said Wednesday:

“Last summer the Antifa and BLM riots swept across our country. Businesses were destroyed, cities burned. It was not like the horrible hours we had on January 6. But rather, they went on for weeks and in some cases months.

“So if there’s any silver lining in this dark cloud, it’s that our friends across the aisle have come to realize that riots are bad. We conservatives have known this all along.”

Perhaps if Democrats had not weaponized the intelligence agencies to spy on Trump’s campaign, perhaps if they had not used the Steele dossier to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency and accuse him of colluding with Russia to rig the 2016 election, perhaps if they had not hobbled his administration with the three-year Mueller investigation, perhaps more Trump voters would have been willing to accept the legitimacy of a Biden presidency.

Perhaps if Dems had not already launched a spiteful partisan impeachment last year, their efforts to highlight the president’s shortcomings would have fallen on fewer deaf ears this time.

As Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said, it took just 19 minutes into Trump’s presidency for the Washington Post to trumpet: “Campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”

“And now with just one week left,” Jordan said Wednesday, “they’re still trying.”

Perhaps if Dems had reflected on their own culpability in the attempted assassination of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana by a Bernie Sanders supporter, their sanctimonious lectures Wednesday would be more credible.

“I’ve seen the evil of political violence firsthand and it needs to stop,” Scalise said Wednesday. “But all of us need to be unequivocal calling it out when we see it, not just when it comes from the other side of the aisle.”

Perhaps if Joe Biden had not spent two years muscling up to Trump, with threats like “I’d smack him in the mouth” and “I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden’s pitch for civility might be more palatable.

Perhaps if Democrats had not spent the last four years calling Trump a dictator, authoritarian, Nazi, Hitler, white supremacist, anti-Semite, bigot, racist, hater, dangerous, demented and insane, then the hyperbole they used against him Wednesday might have been more effective.

The Aesop’s fable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” comes to mind. Democrats and their media handmaidens have spent four years demonizing Trump, using the most outlandish hyperbole their fevered imaginations could dream up.

So when finally, at the bitter end, when he behaves in a way that angers even his most loyal supporters, there is nowhere left to go in the demonization department.

Hence the absurdity of Wednesday’s rhetoric in the House, as Democrats overreached yet again, traducing the president as a “white supremacist” — or “racist in chief,” as Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan called him.

Instead of impeaching the president, the House could have censured him and gathered a lot more Republican votes.

His refrain since November about having won in a “landslide” was reckless and deluded but it had nothing to do with racism, and his speech at the Ellipse in DC on Jan. 6 explicitly called for the crowd to “peacefully” protest.

How was he to know that the Capitol would not be adequately guarded, and the mob would so easily smash their way inside?

Capitol Police had been left like lambs to the slaughter in part because the cop-hating mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser, wrote to the Department of Justice the day before the protests specifically to reject federal reinforcements.

The flexible morality and selective outrage of the Democrats and their media boosters is so dishonest, it makes your head spin.

Why wasn’t BLM probed like this?

At a thunderous press conference Tuesday, acting US Attorney for DC Michael Sherwin said law enforcement officials are treating last week’s Capitol riot “like an international counterterrorism investigation. We’re looking at everything — money, travel records. No resource will be unchecked.”

It is reportedly one of the “most expansive criminal investigations in the history of the Justice Department,” with all 56 FBI field offices involved.

Great, but where was that kind of gravitas when BLM-Antifa rioters locked Seattle police in a building and tried to burn them alive?

Or when police were attacked with bricks and Molotov cocktails, whole blocks were looted and set ablaze at a cost of billions of dollars, and parts of some US cities were turned into lawless autonomous zones inside which people were murdered? For months.

There now are at least twice as many troops guarding the nation’s capital than the total number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

Maybe it’s not overkill, but the optics also serve the purpose of further demonizing President Trump and his supporters to a worldwide audience.

That’s why Nancy Pelosi posed merrily for photos outside the Capitol in front of rows of uniforms yesterday. All class, and subtle as a sledgehammer.

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https://nypost.com/2021/01/13/the-le...ocrisy-devine/
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Old 01-14-2021, 20:20   #699
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I'm actually not so sure about that. They (whoever they is/are/thee/them/he/she) may have some doctrine and things they don't want to talk about out loud, but I never underestimate the power of people to screw up a good secret and start something they can't back away from. Because... history & shit.
Surely you remember Robert Francis O'Rourke screaming "Hell Yes" we'll take their guns? He's the idiot that let the cat out of the bag. It had been stated elsewhere- The left (They) have enough influence, power, sympathizers and dependents to shut down almost any outlet that may want to sell you firearms, their accoutrements and ammo. So if we "have what we have" and can't acquire anymore, I'm sure the blood lost on their side to take our weapons is of no consequence to them.

Sure there are always black markets... But if you want to see the border wall go up most rickey tick and locked down tighter than a snare drum, tell them Americans are being resupplied with weapons and ammo.
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Sure there are always black markets... But if you want to see the border wall go up most rickey tick and locked down tighter than a snare drum, tell them Americans are being resupplied with weapons and ammo.
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Old 01-14-2021, 21:07   #701
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Surely you remember Robert Francis O'Rourke screaming "Hell Yes" we'll take their guns? He's the idiot that let the cat out of the bag. It had been stated elsewhere- The left (They) have enough influence, power, sympathizers and dependents to shut down almost any outlet that may want to sell you firearms, their accoutrements and ammo. So if we "have what we have" and can't acquire anymore, I'm sure the blood lost on their side to take our weapons is of no consequence to them.

Sure there are always black markets... But if you want to see the border wall go up most rickey tick and locked down tighter than a snare drum, tell them Americans are being resupplied with weapons and ammo.
Oh sure, I remember him. But he only let the cat out of the bag to those who'd been on another planet somewhere. I did hear that he got his ass chewed royally by the DNC leadership though, so that's something.

I'm not going to get into a discussion of blood letting RE the current situation - other than to refer to one my siglines - and ponder that it's not the blood of the pawns that concerns them. Despots absolutely don't care about their minions. Making the tyrant concerned about loss of their own accomplishes something entirely different.
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