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    Garland celebrates 'significant' Jan. 6 convictions

    "These convictions were the result of tireless work by Justice Department agents, attorneys, analysts and support staff beginning in January 2021 with a methodical collection of evidence and continuing through the presentation of that evidence during the seven-week trial that began in October of 2022," Garland told reporters at the Justice Department.

    "Their skill and dedication are in the very best tradition of the Justice Department. And we are all extremely grateful to them," he said.

    The seditious conspiracy convictions, Garland said, made clear that DOJ will hold accountable anyone responsible for the Jan. 6 attack.

    Garland has named longtime federal prosecutor Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee the major Jan. 6 cases as well as the investigation into sensitive documents with classified markings that were taken from the White House by Donald Trump after his presidency ended.

    The attorney general said Wednesday that he met with Smith in choosing him as special counsel and said the investigation is not being slowed down by the change in prosecutors overseeing the cases.

    He also said the Justice Department would like transcripts from interviews conducted by the House Jan. 6 committee but did not say whether or not he was satisfied with how long the process was taking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    Anyone who sympathizes with The Joker outside of the movie Joker and isn't an hardcore anarchist or a psychopath themselves needs help.
    And that brings us to the problem of making those movies in the first place. I admit the last Suicide Squad movie was great mindless fun but maybe maaaaybe we have too many movies with psychopaths as protagonists lately. Perhaps we should stop glorifying the Joker or Harley Quinn and the like. Flawed heroes are fine and welcome, but remorseless killers are another things entirely. I don't think they're good for our society's mental wellbeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    And that brings us to the problem of making those movies in the first place. I admit the last Suicide Squad movie was great mindless fun but maybe maaaaybe we have too many movies with psychopaths as protagonists lately. Perhaps we should stop glorifying the Joker or Harley Quinn and the like. Flawed heroes are fine and welcome, but remorseless killers are another things entirely. I don't think they're good for our society's mental wellbeing.
    I love how Heath Ledger portrayed the Joker. Enough psychopathic tendencies but not insane. Absolutely nailed it. To me, Joker makes a perfect villain. He does what he does because he can, not because he feels he has for any personal reason or a vendetta or something of that nature.

    You are meant to hate the Joker. He is chaotic evil personified. I love to hate the Joker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    I love how Heath Ledger portrayed the Joker. Enough psychopathic tendencies but not insane. Absolutely nailed it. To me, Joker makes a perfect villain. He does what he does because he can, not because he feels he has for any personal reason or a vendetta or something of that nature.

    You are meant to hate the Joker. He is chaotic evil personified. I love to hate the Joker.
    Yeah, but he was the villain in that movie, as any Joker should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Yeah, but he was the villain in that movie, as any Joker should be.
    But he was hypnotic.
    The scene when he was in the hospital with Harvey Dent...I felt the allure. Almost in the same way I felt with the character of Hannibal Lechter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    But he was hypnotic.
    The scene when he was in the hospital with Harvey Dent...I felt the allure. Almost in the same way I felt with the character of Hannibal Lechter.
    The fact that Batman had literally no control over the Joker and could do nothing to really hurt him really shows how little power Batman really had in the scene where the Joker was in the interrogation room. Joker held all the cards.

    This is going offtopic so I will stop this line of thinking here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Yeah, but he was the villain in that movie, as any Joker should be.
    Well, Joker movie tried to put in a backstory to the character which will generally humanize him and try to show something other than a psychopathic maniac. While it works for that movie, the character never is supposed to have a legit backstory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    Well, Joker movie tried to put in a backstory to the character which will generally humanize him and try to show something other than a psychopathic maniac. While it works for that movie, the character never is supposed to have a legit backstory.
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    Jan 6th panel is prepared to make criminal referrals and wrap things up, just before the GOP arrive to declare the whole thing a partisan witch hunt and go after Hunter Biden.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/polit...ote/index.html

    House votes to award Congressional Gold Medal's to Capitol Police who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6

    21 Republicans vote against it, as a reminder that they still believe the historical fiction that this was just a peaceful day with tourists.

    Reminder: Republicans are anti-police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/polit...ote/index.html

    House votes to award Congressional Gold Medal's to Capitol Police who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6

    21 Republicans vote against it, as a reminder that they still believe the historical fiction that this was just a peaceful day with tourists.

    Reminder: Republicans are anti-police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levelfive View Post
    Good ole Mitch. Trying to shake the hand of someone whose family was attacked by people that you represent and refuse to outright denounce. Person wasn't going to give McConnell his moment. Mitch looked like someone just slapped him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    Good ole Mitch. Trying to shake the hand of someone whose family was attacked by people that you represent and refuse to outright denounce. Person wasn't going to give McConnell his moment. Mitch looked like someone just slapped him.
    Someone who crafts and implements plans on a large scale, who thought this was a nice and easy PR moment, got hit shit bopped.
    Mitch rarely gets this type of thing in public, no wonder he looked shocked.
    I figure by tomorrow the noise will be it was a plan by Demoncraps to make the R's look bad.
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