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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiac View Post
    That word is doing a lot of work here, CNN.
    Sometimes jokes write themselves. Sometimes, while doing so, the pen leaks.

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    https://www.kansascity.com/news/poli...250003174.html

    Yo, since I guess this is more of a "catch-all" thread for Trump and Republican fuckery in general...y'all see the Republican State Senator from Kansas? Who didn't get charged (yet) after being stopped for suspected DUI after he spent around 10 minutes driving down highways the wrong way?

    Seems like Republicans aren't ready to back away from him yet because I guess he hasn't been charged. But like, weird to stan a guy who was flying down the wrong side of the highway the other night and could have killed people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.kansascity.com/news/poli...250003174.html

    Yo, since I guess this is more of a "catch-all" thread for Trump and Republican fuckery in general...y'all see the Republican State Senator from Kansas? Who didn't get charged (yet) after being stopped for suspected DUI after he spent around 10 minutes driving down highways the wrong way?

    Seems like Republicans aren't ready to back away from him yet because I guess he hasn't been charged. But like, weird to stan a guy who was flying down the wrong side of the highway the other night and could have killed people.
    Democrats rightfully demanded Al Franken step down because of a picture in which he's pretending to grope a radio news anchor during a USO tour who later also said she was forced to kiss him during a rehearsal for a sketch. He apologized profusely and, shortly after, resigned.

    Various GOP elected officials have driven drunk, committed vehicular manslaughter, fraud, insider trading and numerous other offenses yet the GOP continues to back them with hardly a peep in protest. Roy Moore the pedophile only barely lost to Doug Jones in the 2017 special election.

    But, you know, "both sides are the same"--or so certain people would have us believe.

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...er/4730488001/

    he Army has rejected an appeal to return medals for valor to retired Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, a Special Forces soldier former President Donald Trump pardoned for alleged murder in Afghanistan. It was one of three high-profile cases in which Trump interceded on behalf of troops accused of war crimes
    Pardons don't entitle you to military awards if you're still a war criminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Democrats rightfully demanded Al Franken step down because of a picture in which he's pretending to grope a radio news anchor during a USO tour who later also said she was forced to kiss him during a rehearsal for a sketch. He apologized profusely and, shortly after, resigned.

    Various GOP elected officials have driven drunk, committed vehicular manslaughter, fraud, insider trading and numerous other offenses yet the GOP continues to back them with hardly a peep in protest. Roy Moore the pedophile only barely lost to Doug Jones in the 2017 special election.

    But, you know, "both sides are the same"--or so certain people would have us believe.
    Not to mention how a majority of NY Democrats have called for Andrew Cuomo to resign based on accusations of sexual harassment like kissing women on their lips, asking if they have a boyfriend, and touching them on their lower back.

    Meanwhile Trump admits to grabbing women by their pussies and has dozens of sexual assault/rape allegations against him and is deified as a god by the GOP.
    “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.” -- Donald J. Trump, 2013

    "I don't take responsibility at all."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursus View Post
    Not to mention how a majority of NY Democrats have called for Andrew Cuomo to resign based on accusations of sexual harassment like kissing women on their lips, asking if they have a boyfriend, and touching them on their lower back.

    Meanwhile Trump admits to grabbing women by their pussies and has dozens of sexual assault/rape allegations against him and is deified as a god by the GOP.
    It's just the GOP making sure to claim their IP on those things. No one else is allowed to hold office with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    I was really surprised, but no one posted about the newest report, showing that Russia was trying to aid Trump again in 2020 through the useful idiot of Rudy Guiliani and other Trump stooges with the Ukraine bullshit and Hunter Biden and his laptop.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/16/polit...ort/index.html
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/nat...china-n1261234
    https://www.npr.org/2021/03/16/97795...-2020-election
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/16/u...ssessment.html

    The reports also show that Iran was trying to get Trump out, and that China largely stayed out of all of it.

    Which means, that if you have someone that tries to say that Biden is owned by China, you can pretty much debunk any of that shit, and that there is plenty of evidence that Trump was CLEARLY a puppet by Russia.

    Oh, and it also shows that Bill Barr and other people might also be in on it. Considering he was the one that did everything to stop the investigations into Derkach, Guiliani's source for the Ukrainian bullshit, and Konstantin Kilimnik, the guy that Paul Manafort gave all of the Trump internal information that they used to target the gullible Trump supporting populace that got Trump elected in 2016.
    Was in the "Biden/Harris" thread
    "Law and Order", lots of places have had that, Russia, North Korea, Saddam's Iraq.
    Laws can be made to enforce order of cruelty and brutality.
    Equality and Justice, that is how you have peace and a society that benefits all.

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    The NYTimes reports that--

    "Paywall."

    Um, quoting the whole thing then. Fuck paywalls.

    F.B.I. agents have arrested two organizers for the Proud Boys in Philadelphia and North Carolina, and prosecutors filed new charges against two other prominent members of the far-right group in Florida and Washington State as federal authorities continued their crackdown on its leadership ranks, three law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.

    With the new conspiracy indictment, prosecutors have now brought charges against a total of 13 people identified in court papers as members of the Proud Boys. Federal investigators have described the group, which appeared in force in Washington on Jan. 6, as one of the chief instigators of the riot at the Capitol that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

    In the indictment, prosecutors accused Charles Donohoe, a Proud Boys leader from North Carolina, and Zach Rehl, the president of the group’s chapter in Philadelphia, of conspiring to interfere with law enforcement officers at the Capitol and obstruct the certification of President Biden’s electoral victory. Two other high-ranking Proud Boys who were already facing similar charges — Ethan Nordean of Auburn, Wash., and Joseph Biggs of Ormond Beach, Fla. — were also implicated as part of the conspiracy.

    The F.B.I. declined to comment.

    The Proud Boys, who emerged in recent years as some of former President Donald J. Trump’s most vocal and violent supporters, describe themselves as “Western chauvinists” and have a history of bloody street fights with left-wing antifascist activists. Those clashes intensified last year during the nationwide protests stemming from the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis. During a presidential debate in September, Mr. Trump refused to disavow the Proud Boys, telling them instead in a widely watched moment to “stand back and stand by.”

    While the Proud Boys had largely managed to avoid federal scrutiny, that changed after the Jan. 6 riot. The F.B.I. began aggressively investigating members of the group involved in the attack on the Capitol. Agents have searched homes across the country, scoured social media accounts and delved into the private communications of Proud Boys leaders. Members of the group have been charged in four conspiracy cases, accused of crimes including threatening a federal officer and the destruction of government property.

    The new conspiracy case was the latest product of the efforts to prosecute the Proud Boys. Investigators have said that Mr. Biggs, 37, and Mr. Nordean, 30, equipped with radios and a bullhorn, led a mob of about 100 members and supporters of the group that marched through the streets of Washington on Jan. 6 chanting slogans and ultimately breached security barriers at the Capitol. Some Proud Boys were among the first rioters to shatter windows and enter the building, confronting police officers inside.

    Mr. Biggs, a former Army sergeant, was released from custody pending trial shortly after his arrest in January, and his case has been in a kind of legal holding pattern for weeks. Mr. Nordean was released from custody on March 3 after the chief judge of the Federal District Court in Washington agreed with his lawyers that the evidence that he was responsible for aiding and abetting the violence and property destruction committed by his fellow Proud Boys at the Capitol was — at least at that point — relatively weak.

    Mr. Rehl, 35, has styled himself as one of the Proud Boys’ most prominent representatives on the East Coast and has led the group’s Philadelphia chapter since at least 2018, according to federal law enforcement officials. This summer, he and other Proud Boys were spotted socializing with local police officers outside a Philadelphia police union lodge.

  9. #71529
    Military vet upset at Trump, blows smoke up his ass. Says "Where's my money bitch?"

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...?ocid=msedgntp

    Military veteran disgruntled about stimulus check hurls smoke bomb near Mar-a-Largo

    A military veteran who was disgruntled about not receiving his stimulus check was arrested on Monday after he hurled a smoke bomb outside of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, according to police.

    Paul Brantely Rawls, 38, was booked into jail after he tossed a "7 1/2 inch fused incendiary device" called a "5 Minute White Smoke" outside of the Palm Beach, Florida, property on Sunday, according to an affidavit obtained by the Washington Examiner. Rawls was apprehended on charges of throwing a destructive device, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct.

    The smokescreen caused a minor car collision between two vehicles, and the city's bomb squad was deployed. No injuries were reported in the crash, but damage exceeded $1,000, the affidavit said.

    Both local police and the Secret Service conducted the investigation and caught Rawls on video deploying the device from his gray Volkswagen, authorities said. Law enforcement called Rawls, who said he was a former Airborne Ranger, by phone after identifying his license plate. Rawls later agreed to meet with officers, telling them, "I know why I'm here, it's because I threw a smoke bomb, it's all on video," the affidavit read.

    Rawls said he was going through "financial struggles" and resented Trump's administration since his stimulus payment had not yet arrived. After he was placed under arrest, law enforcement located four more "5 Minute White Smoke" devices, four flares, a 12-foot expandable hook, a black glove, nylon rope, and an additional nine smoke bombs in his vehicle.

    Rawls's bond was set at $21,000.

  10. #71530
    Not all information is in yet but I've seen enough and I need to go to bed.

    62,794 new cases which is roughly 1k more last Wednesday. Not a good sign.

    Top 5:

    New York: 9,179 new cases; 59 deaths
    Texas: 5,088 new cases; 181 deaths
    Fuck Florida.
    New Jersey: 4,313 new cases; 79 deaths
    Michigan: 3,785 new cases; 4 deaths

    New York saw another spike today which might be corrected info or might be...worse--hard to say until we see what the next couple days offer. There's usually one spike a week in their numbers that normally happens on Thursday or Friday. Texas and Florida are both still lying and continue to round out the top three now that California has reigned in their outbreak. What concerns me, however, is Michigan. Their positivity is slowly climbing and their new case count has been increasing for about three weeks now and they probably aren't the only ones. New, more contagious variants of the virus have been confirmed throughout the states and it's a race against time getting as many people vaccinated as possible before worse, more resistant variants are able to mutate. We're already starting to see the numbers plateau in many places.

    1,288 deaths is a little under 400 fewer than last Wednesday and brings the total to 550,649. California's reported numbers in this column continue to come down slowly but still makes up about a fifth of the total. If their new case counts continue to drop off we should be seeing sub-1k totals fairly regularly by next week.

    Related news:

    Poll: 72 percent approve of Covid relief law--Despite the constant attempts by the GOP to demonize Biden, the Democrats and this bill the past month or so it remains exceedingly popular. Let's hope they remember that the GOP did their best to keep them all from getting help when it comes time to vote again in 2022.

    Stay safe, folks.

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    On the subject of beating dead horses:

    Postal Service finds no evidence of mail ballot fraud in Pa. case cited by top Republicans

    Because pointing out just how wrong the GOP, Trump supporters and the ill-named Project Veritas have been about this never gets old.

    Richard Hopkins, a mail carrier in Erie, alleged in November that he overheard the local postmaster discussing plans to backdate ballots received after the Nov. 3 vote and pass them off to election officials as legitimate. Working with Project Veritas, a nonprofit entity that seeks to expose what it says is bias in the mainstream news media, Hopkins publicly released a sworn affidavit recounting those allegations.

    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) cited Hopkins’s claim in a letter to the Justice Department in November calling for a federal investigation into election results in Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump by more than 81,000 votes, and Democratic candidates outperformed GOP challengers in votes submitted by mail.

    Graham and many other congressional Republicans refused to accept the outcome of the election for weeks, even after states audited and certified results.

    Then-Attorney General William P. Barr subsequently authorized federal prosecutors to open investigations into credible allegations of voting irregularities and fraud before results were certified, a reversal of long-standing Justice Department policy.

    But Hopkins soon recanted, officials from the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General told members of Congress on Nov. 10, and the new investigation confirmed. In an interview with federal agents, Hopkins “revised his initial claims, eventually stating that he had not heard a conversation about ballots at all — rather he saw the Postmaster and Supervisor having a discussion and assumed it was about fraudulent ballot backdating,” the report states.

    Hopkins “acknowledged that he had no evidence of any backdated presidential ballots and could not recall any specific words said by the postmaster or supervisor,” according to the report, which was published by the inspector general’s office in late February and posted Monday to the blog 21st Century Postal Worker.

    The Erie postmaster, Rob Weisenbach, called the allegations “100% false” in a Facebook post in November and said they were made “by an employee that was recently disciplined multiple times.”

    “The Erie Post Office did not back date any ballots,” Weisenbach wrote.

    Hopkins’s name is redacted in the investigative report, but the document refers extensively to his claim and involvement with Project Veritas and the group’s founder, James O’Keefe.
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    A new DHS report says white nationalists, domestic terrorists and known Trump supporters, are an even stronger threat than originally stated.

    “Narratives of fraud in the recent general election, the emboldening impact of the violent breach of the US Capitol, conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and conspiracy theories promoting violence—will almost certainly spur some [domestic violent extremists] to try to engage in violence this year,” according to the report.

    The report, crafted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Justice, comes after President Biden ordered a sweeping review of domestic terror threats just days after taking office.

    The report stresses that lone wolf actors and small groups of extremists are the most likely to carry out attacks, warning that they “often radicalize independently by consuming violent extremist material online and mobilize without direction from a violent extremist organization, making detection and disruption difficult.”

    The report comes as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday issued a similar warning to lawmakers of the risks posed by small groups of extremists.

    “At this point in time, domestic violent extremism, the lone wolf, the loose affiliation of individuals following ideologies of hate and other ideologies of extremism that are willing and able to take those ideologies and execute on them in unlawful, illegal, violent ways is our greatest threat in the homeland right now,” he said.

    “Lone offenders will continue to pose significant detection and disruption challenges because of their capacity for independent radicalization to violence, ability to mobilize discretely, and access to firearms,” the report said.

    Wednesday’s assessment warned that racially motivated extremists and militia groups present the most lethal threat, with the first most likely to conduct mass casualty events targeting civilians, while militia groups focus on government and law enforcement targets.

    The report also specifically focused on the threat from white nationalist groups, saying they have “the most persistent and concerning transnational connections.”
    I'm just waiting till the Atlanta attacks are found to be the fault of white nationalist domestic terrorists, Trump supporters, or both. Despite having little evidence, based purely on the history of the last four years/four months, it's a safe bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    f their new case counts continue to drop off we should be seeing sub-1k totals fairly regularly by next week.

    Related news:

    Poll: 72 percent approve of Covid relief law--Despite the constant attempts by the GOP to demonize Biden, the Democrats and this bill the past month or so it remains exceedingly popular. Let's hope they remember that the GOP did their best to keep them all from getting help when it comes time to vote again in 2022.

    .
    Its odd cause they went with the "9%" moniker being spent on covid relief and the rest was bailouts to democratic states. Even the simps could figure out that just the stimlus checks by themselves was more than 9%

    Treasury repported yesterday they already issued over 250 billion, which is 13%+ already out of the 410 billion approved 21.5%...on day 1.

    Maybe those good o'l folks should not have fought so hard against common core?
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

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    . Tucker Carlson: "This is becoming a crowded country and crowded countries are ugly, unhappy countries." https://t.co/TJITidpNjs
    https://twitter.com/abughazalehkat/s...868958218?s=19

    Vid embedded.

    US population is declining. In the video its clip of people coming across the border. So nothing about populism of taking jobs or burden on tax system.
    Just good ole fashioned racism.
    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States…. [It is] nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    https://twitter.com/abughazalehkat/s...868958218?s=19

    Vid embedded.

    US population is declining. In the video its clip of people coming across the border. So nothing about populism of taking jobs or burden on tax system.
    Just good ole fashioned racism.
    Remind you of anyone?

    For his 25 years of speaking, writing and preaching hatred of the Jews, Streicher was widely known as 'Jew-Baiter Number One.' In his speeches and articles, week after week, month after month, he infected the German mind with the virus of anti-Semitism, and incited the German people to active persecution. ... Streicher's incitement to murder and extermination at the time when Jews in the East were being killed under the most horrible conditions clearly constitutes persecution on political and racial grounds in connection with war crimes, as defined by the Charter, and constitutes a crime against humanity.
    Punditry can kill, and I say that in all seriousness.
    "Multiculturalism has failed!" angrily types a person of European descent living in the Americas in a Germanic language using Roman characters on a device coded with Arabic numerals before leaving in a huff to go watch cartoons made in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    https://twitter.com/abughazalehkat/s...868958218?s=19

    Vid embedded.

    US population is declining. In the video its clip of people coming across the border. So nothing about populism of taking jobs or burden on tax system.
    Just good ole fashioned racism.
    It's hilarious how Tucker thinks the USA is getting crowded but China is such a rising threat when they have more than a billion people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cors8 View Post
    It's hilarious how Tucker thinks the USA is getting crowded but China is such a rising threat when they have more than a billion people.
    Didn't you miss his episode where he said how concerned he was for our unhealthy sperm and declining birthrates?

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    tucker with his usual white genocide shit, honestly you could pick out quotes of tucker and quotes from the christchurch manifesto and people wouldnt be able to tell the difference.

    hes scum, will probably run next time right?

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    So the latest conspiracy theory posts I've seen floating around are that...well, here's a cut and paste.

    As reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), a United States government agency ...
    Here are the US deaths by year and the change from the previous year.
    Year 2017: 2,818,503 American deaths
    Year 2018: 2,839,205 deaths (20,702 more than the previous year 2017)
    Year 2019: 2,855,000 deaths (16,300 more than the previous year 2018)
    Then the year of the pandemic ...
    Year 2020: 2,913,144 deaths (57,641 more than the previous year 2019)
    BUT WAIT: There were zero deaths due to Covid-19 during 2018 and 2019, and the jump from 2019 was only 57,641 ???
    We've been told that COVID 19 is responsible now for 400,000+ deaths. Shouldn't the 2020 mortality number be a lot higher?
    This is then followed by the usua follow-ups. excuse to let black people out of prison, close down churches, "sheeple" bla bla bla.

    So naturally, I'm here to show you how to respond to that.

    "Whoa whoa whoa! You're going to suggest that we respond to conspiracy theorist death cultists with facts and logic? You know that won't work."

    Actually if you see that exact Control-C Control-P you will. That first line claims the totals are from the CDC. Therefore, they will accept CDC numbers.

    Show them the correct ones.

    The death rate in 2020 spiked a whopping 15 percent, the biggest spike since 1918, when the US was fighting two wars: one against Germany and one against the flu.

    "Whoa whoa whoa! I heard that 15% number before. Those were preliminary numbers from December, and as we all know, to conspiracy theorists, 'preliminary' means 'guess you made up', probably to scare SCOTUS to keep them from overturning--"

    I'm going to stop you right there. Yes, those numbers were predicted in late Dec, 2020. They are also the numbers coming out in the CDC's weekly report due any second. So I guess, if you really want, wait till it officially hits first.

    What has been published so far includes) Total predicted number of excess deaths since 2/1/2020 across the United States: 529,900 - 647,117 which we knew back in February. Yes, that's a CDC link. You can use that now.

    Alternatively, here are some month-by-month deaths going as far as September. True, they don't cover the entire year, but they do show April had 322,000 deaths -- about 50,000 more than the previous month, and while we're on the subject, the highest month in 2019 was 258,000. Oh, and the rest of the listed months in 2020 aren't great, either. March, May, July, August, and January for some reason, are each higher than the worst month in 2019. That data was also posted in February. Wheb that chart, which only goes up to September, adds up the months so far, it's 2,432,000. Meaning, that to hit that bullshit number, Oct/Nov/Dec would have to average 160,000 deaths and change -- which would be lower than the lowest month in 2019, by about 60,000.

    "That doesn't sound like enough."

    It's about to be. This fourth and final CDC source was published 3/17/2021. It lists the calendar year of 2020 causing 3,364,000 deaths. Well over what the bullshit source said. (It also lists the total total COVID deaths so far at a @benggual -like numbe of 517,000 and change)

    The above-quoted bullshit is citing a fictional lower number. In fact, if you search for "2,913,144 deaths" you will find only the above-quoted bullshit. You will not find any official site with those numbers. The post lists other things, like a 99.8% survival rate, which we've debunked before.

    So if you see that specifically quoted "information", and you feel like doing something about it -- such as unfriending and blocking, because whoever posted it is blatantly lying -- you might need to wait a day or two for some reason, but there's three CDC findings that are each a mortal wound alone and one on the way that's a death blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    snip
    Does lend explanation to the slew of new accounts coming straight to the politics section to post about how Biden and Trump are really just the same at the end of the day, so why vote for Biden.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/oklah...84GuhNzKNVnUvi

    trumpers turn against him after endorsing vaccine

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