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Post by dualstow » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:14 pm

SomeDudes are Rioting at the Capitol Following Encouragement from Trump.
Yikes.
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Post by Vil » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:23 pm

Is it that often what happens right now - CNN talks with 2 republican congressmans that both advice Trump to call it over ... :D Some guys just broke a window and entered Capitolia.. reminds me for Europe in 1989...
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Post by Mark Leavy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:27 pm

dualstow wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:14 pm
SomeDudes are Rioting at the Capitol Following Encouragement from Trump.
Yikes.
I see what you did there...
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Post by vnatale » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:34 pm

dualstow wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:14 pm

SomeDudes are Rioting at the Capitol Following Encouragement from Trump.
Yikes.


https://twitter.com/i/status/1346911809274478594

If you can view this you can see that if the police had used 1/100 the amount of force they'd routinely use against certain other protestors.....this crowd would have easily backed right down.

Hard to believe if all the protestors were black they would have been treated with such deference and kid gloves and zero aggression towards them.

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Post by dualstow » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:37 pm

I can view the tweet, but I don't know what you're talking about. (Edit: now I do, because I switched to CNN)
The Capitol police called for additional aid.
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Post by Xan » Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:37 pm

I'm curious whether the die-hard Trump supporters here have had their personal lines crossed by recent events.

Update: Trump has apparently called for the protestors to go home peacefully. So he's not egging them on.
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Post by Cortopassi » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:13 pm

Xan wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:37 pm
I'm curious whether the die-hard Trump supporters here have had their personal lines crossed by recent events.

Update: Trump has apparently called for the protestors to go home peacefully. So he's not egging them on.
He has egged them on for 5 years. One pitiful last minute plea is going to do what? And he still talks about his landslide win in the video. Dick.
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Post by vnatale » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:23 pm

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Post by flyingpylon » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:33 pm

Of course breaking into the Capitol building and committing any kind of violence is unacceptable.

But the easy and intellectually lazy response is "it's all Trump's fault". As often happens with these fast-moving events, it will take time to discover and understand all of the details and sort through the competing narratives.
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Post by pp4me » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:45 pm

vnatale wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:34 pm
Hard to believe if all the protestors were black they would have been treated with such deference and kid gloves and zero aggression towards them.
Not hard for me.
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Post by vnatale » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:55 pm

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Post by moda0306 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:20 pm

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