The End of a Monster, and the Dawn of a New Day

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There were many times in the last 4 years when I had to fight off despair, when everything looked dark and hopeless. Today I feel overwhelming joy, sadness at what was lost, and a cold rage at the monsters of the GOP who literally tried to steal an election.

It isn’t time for reconciliation and unity, because none of those people have faced any consequences for their criminal actions. Unity can only come after accountability.

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1
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:14:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:16:14am

re: #1 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Because they do not understand the difference between a freely and fairly elected representative government and a foreign tyrant.

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piratedan  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:16:26am

re: #1 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

oh, so they support statehood for DC, Puerto Rico and Guam?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:18:12am

Trump’s White House proclamation page yields “404 Not Found.”

whitehouse.gov

The main White House page is already replaced with what offices are in the White House and is in the process of being restored to useful function.

whitehouse.gov

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:18:40am

Llre: #3 piratedan

oh, so they support statehood for DC, Puerto Rico and Guam?

DNC platform does and has for DC for sometime. PR is more complex but I think we’re headed there due to the referendum that passed. Dunno about Guam.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:19:38am

The Biden team has already removed that racist “1776 Report” pile of garbage from the White House site.

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b.d. (Be Best!)  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:20:13am

I am completely discouraged that the Biden administration has not acted upon my own personal bullet points yet and am considering either sitting out the midterms or voting Green.

//
(wanted to be the 1st to get that out of the way)

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Sir John Barron  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:21:01am

Today is a glorious day.

That’s it, that’s the tweet or I mean post.

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Mattand  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:22:07am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

The Biden team has already removed that racist “1776 Report” pile of garbage from the White House site.

You forgot “plagiarized” in your description.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:23:20am

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Trump’s White House

I’ll kindly ask you to refrain from saying vile things on this website.

////

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Mattand  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:23:35am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Also, before I forget: I’m on the laptop now, but I was just on my iPad for the previous thread, which was 400+ comments. So far, so good on your fix. Page loaded and worked perfectly.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:24:15am

re: #9 Mattand

You forgot “plagiarized” in your description.

Plagiarized from the very best 1950s text books and Lost Cause pamphlets.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:24:50am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:25:09am

re: #11 Mattand

Also, before I forget: I’m on the laptop now, but I was just on my iPad for the previous thread, which was 400+ comments. So far, so good on your fix. Page loaded and worked perfectly.

Excellent!

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Sir John Barron  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:26:08am

Two weeks ago today was a very difficult and worrying day.

Today is much better than that day.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:26:45am
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wrenchwench  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:26:57am

re: #13 Charles Johnson

That’s a nice green retweet message.

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aatharuv  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:27:19am

Donald Trump had removed the taxationre: #5 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ll

DNC platform does and has for DC for sometime. PR is more complex but I think we’re headed there due to the referendum that passed. Dunno about Guam.

I agree that PR is much more complicated, but in terms of all the laws that now have to be changed, and a transition period for the entirety of federal law to apply there..

That said, there are _constitutional_ complexities for DC, namely:
1) What to do about the DC’s EC votes, if a separate state is carved out of the populated parts of what is now the Federal District listed in the constitution.

Guam (or for that matter the US VI, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa) of course have much smaller populations than any present state, and of course none of the other territories even have a permanent human population.

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sagehen  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:27:34am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:28:18am

re: #12 Sir John Barron

Plagiarized from the very best 1950s text books and Lost Cause pamphlets.

TBF some of the plagiarism was from authors’ own writings. Technically, it’s still plagiarism if you don’t cite the source, but not quite as egregious. That being said, whether or not it’s plagiarized, it’s still total racist rubbish and appropriately consigned to the dustbin.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:29:38am

re: #19 sagehen

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Well he probably forever lost conservatives ability to claim a monopoly on patriotism. That counts for something, right?

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Targetpractice  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:32:20am

Amusing thought for the day: How much money you figure was burned by Joe Exotic’s lawyer on having a limo idle outside his office for a pardon that was never coming?

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b.d. (Be Best!)  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:32:46am

A new gif for 2021

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🌹UOJB!  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:33:18am

Meanwhile Lady G chimes in with predictable bullshit!

Lindsey Graham uses inauguration to rip Hunter Biden: ‘Nobody hesitated to send a wrecking ball to the Trump family’

Lady G is throwing a fit because he lost control of the Judiciary Committee and he can’t go after Hunter.

rawstory.com

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:33:31am
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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:34:50am

Because I’m working on getting shitty happy drunk, I am playing and singing songs that fucking rule.

I would like to go back in time and be one of these background singer girls.

THE BABYS - Isn’t It Time - John Waite

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:34:54am
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jeffreyw  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:35:22am

Burgers? Has to be:

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:35:29am

re: #23 b.d. (We Won!)

Awww, the little hound has finally been freed.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:36:36am

re: #7 b.d. (We Won!)

I am completely discouraged that the Biden administration has not acted upon my own personal bullet points yet and am considering either sitting out the midterms or voting Green.

//
(wanted to be the 1st to get that out of the way)

“We are dismayed that President Biden did not acknowledge the settler-colonialist origins of the country, for oppressed peoples everywhere.”
—-My Twitter feed, in 10 minutes.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:36:41am

re: #11 Mattand

Also, before I forget: I’m on the laptop now, but I was just on my iPad for the previous thread, which was 400+ comments. So far, so good on your fix. Page loaded and worked perfectly.

Ditto my iPhone.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:36:57am

re: #23 b.d. (We Won!)

A new gif for 2021

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It’s time to get to work fixing things, while we battle the remnants of Hydra.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:37:01am
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Amory Blaine  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:38:49am

I don’t know what to think, until i hear Chuck Todd’s hot take.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:39:09am

re: #24 🌹UOJB!

Meanwhile Lady G chimes in with predictable bullshit!

Lindsey Graham uses inauguration to rip Hunter Biden: ‘Nobody hesitated to send a wrecking ball to the Trump family’

Lady G is throwing a fit because he lost control of the Judiciary Committee and he can’t go after Hunter.

rawstory.com

Pathetic weasel.

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:39:43am

re: #15 Sir John Barron

Two weeks ago today was a very difficult and worrying day.

Today is much better than that day.

I was scared about today and thinking that they should have moved it inside for everyone’s safety. I’m glad that I was so wrong about this. The inauguration ceremony in front of the capitol building was a great celebration of functional democracy that emasculated the memory of the building under siege a couple weeks ago.

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Mattand  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:39:55am

re: #7 b.d. (We Won!)

I am completely discouraged that the Biden administration has not acted upon my own personal bullet points yet and am considering either sitting out the midterms or voting Green.

//
(wanted to be the 1st to get that out of the way)

Thanks, Obama!

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retired cynic  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:39:56am

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ipsos  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:39:59am

re: #34 Amory Blaine

I don’t know what to think, until i hear Chuck Todd’s hot take.

I wonder what Chris Matthews would say about this…

…is something I haven’t said in the last year at all, ever.

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Mattand  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:40:17am

re: #36 stpaulbear

I was scared about today and thinking that they should have moved it inside for everyone’s safety. I’m glad that I was so wrong about this. The inauguration ceremony in front of the capitol building was a great celebration of functional democracy that emasculated the memory of the building under siege a couple weeks ago.

Right there with you.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:41:42am

A young black couple bought the house next door and moved in. I just went over there with a big bag of breadsmith breads and granola, also a nice bottle of gewurztraminer to welcome them.

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:41:56am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:42:08am

re: #24 🌹UOJB!

Meanwhile Lady G chimes in with predictable bullshit!

Lindsey Graham uses inauguration to rip Hunter Biden: ‘Nobody hesitated to send a wrecking ball to the Trump family’

Lady G is throwing a fit because he lost control of the Judiciary Committee and he can’t go after Hunter.

rawstory.com

You guys went after Amy Carter and Chelsea Clinton, both of whom were minor children. You can take all the seats in South Carolina you hypocritical weasel.

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Targetpractice  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:43:02am

re: #24 🌹UOJB!

Meanwhile Lady G chimes in with predictable bullshit!

Lindsey Graham uses inauguration to rip Hunter Biden: ‘Nobody hesitated to send a wrecking ball to the Trump family’

Lady G is throwing a fit because he lost control of the Judiciary Committee and he can’t go after Hunter.

rawstory.com

Well Leningrad Lindsey, let’s save some time, shall we?

Hunter has no spot whatsoever in the White House except as a guest of his family. He is not an “advisor” or an “assistant,” and there’s no chance that we’ll hear about how Joe had to override our intel agencies to grant him a security clearance. We won’t hear that Hunter has been handed jobs that should be the purview of experienced federal employees, like addressing Middle Eastern peace negotiations or the federal response to CV-19, which means we won’t see pictures of him looking like a refugee from the Hamptons in a kevlar vest or hear that he’s written off entire states for federal assistance because of their “color.” And he’s not the head of a business organization which can grift the federal government for the next four years with “rentals” and “fees” and other means of nickeling and diming us to death.

tl;dr, the Trumps made themselves targets with their actions and their activities, none of which you spent a single second looking into for the past four years. So feel free to fuck off forever.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:43:14am
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Belafon  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:43:23am

In about a month, we need to start figuring out how to clone Stacy Abrams and implement her success in other states.

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Mattand  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:44:02am

re: #39 ipsos

I wonder what Chris Matthews would say about this…

…is something I haven’t said in the last year at all, ever.

I always appreciated the cluelessness of a crank, whose trademark was interrupting people at a volume that would deafen Godzilla, always ended his show with a segment called “Let Me Finish”.

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sagehen  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:44:32am

re: #41 Amory Blaine

A young black couple bought the house next door and moved in. I just went over there with a big bag of breadsmith breads and granola, also a nice bottle of gewurztraminer to welcome them.

um… what’s gewurztraminer?

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Dave In Austin  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:45:48am

I wish Kamala would get they Soldiers cover and pull his mask up.

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retired cynic  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:45:57am

re: #48 sagehen

REALLY GOOD German white dessert wine.

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aatharuv  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:46:40am

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Secret Service could start by stopping rent of a $3K apartment for their agents and tell the Kushner-Trump’s that their agents will take a dump in their own house if they need to.

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William Lewis  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:46:59am

re: #48 sagehen

um… what’s gewürztraminer?

Sweet white wine from Germany. Excellent with dessert

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:49:22am

re: #52 William Lewis

Sweet white wine from Germany. Excellent with dessert

Gewurtz is an underappreciated white wine that is grown with great success in Germany, Austria, and even the Finger Lakes of NY. It is similar to Rieslings in that they can be sweet to dry and from fruity to flinty.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:49:55am

re: #36 stpaulbear

I was scared about today and thinking that they should have moved it inside for everyone’s safety. I’m glad that I was so wrong about this. The inauguration ceremony in front of the capitol building was a great celebration of functional democracy that emasculated the memory of the building under siege a couple weeks ago.

Me too. But this turned out to be the right decision. We now have a real president and we will be in good hands for at least the next 4 years. And I’m thinking that the ceremonies today and the images of the new administration so diminished Trump that it is unlikely that he can stage a comeback. Attention has moved on and it’s not coming back, at least not until he faces the courts in New York. Silencing him by depriving him of his megaphone is the worst punishment Trump can face. He no longer can dominate the stage; he has become invisible and long may he remain so.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:51:48am

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Are the SS people required to lease places directly from Trump now that the Trump family’s movements and whereabouts can no longer be justified in any sense as relating to national security or government business?

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Interesting Times  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:52:11am

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Mood:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:52:29am

CNN continues to slam trump. The striking absence of two former Presidents. Carter is old and infirm and unable to travel in the time of COVID. Trump who apparently not strong enough emotionally to be there.

Ouch.

More please.

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🌹UOJB!  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:53:31am

re: #28 jeffreyw

Burgers? Has to be:

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ON AN ONION ROLL…PURE DECADENCE…

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sizzzzlerz  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:54:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:54:48am

re: #57 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

CNN continues to slam trump. The striking absence of two former Presidents. Carter is old and infirm and unable to travel in the time of COVID. Trump who apparently not strong enough emotionally to be there.

It has less to do with his emotions, Trump now plans to base his brand and business model on being the President-in-exile whose rightful second term was stolen from him by a Deep State cabal.
That is why he could not attend and ruin that narrative.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:55:27am

re: #44 Targetpractice

Lindsey is apparently still owned by and attached to the ass end of House Treasonweasel.

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Interesting Times  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:57:25am

re: #61 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Lindsey is apparently still owned by and attached to the ass end of House Treasonweasel.

Again more evidence that t**** has serious blackmail material on him. Otherwise, Lady G (greasy suck-up that he is) would be trying to distance himself accordingly.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:57:44am

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Excellent!

Can confirm. Entire thread loaded on my iPhone 7 where previously 100 comments in Spy Mode was problematic. It’s a fantastic improvement - literally an order of magnitude.

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:59:03am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:59:17am

re: #57 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

CNN continues to slam trump. The striking absence of two former Presidents. Carter is old and infirm and unable to travel in the time of COVID. Trump who apparently not strong enough emotionally to be there.

Ouch.

More please.

Given Trump’s treatment of our democracy and the MSM, especially CNN, it’s well deserved. Don Lemon has been waging total war for weeks, well before the insurrection.

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jeffreyw  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:59:40am

re: #58 🌹UOJB!

ON AN ONION ROLL…PURE DECADENCE…

Those are my faves, they are a Kroger house brand.

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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2021 • 11:59:40am

re: #57 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

CNN continues to slam trump. The striking absence of two former Presidents. Carter is old and infirm and unable to travel in the time of COVID. Trump who apparently not strong enough emotionally to be there.

Ouch.

More please.

Also using “the big lie” repeatedly, when talking about Republican assholes. Calling (I believe, McCarthy) not just a “big lie” teller but a carnival barker.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:00:32pm
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Belafon  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:01:13pm

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It has less to do with his emotions, Trump now plans to base his brand and business model on being the President-in-exile whose rightful second term was stolen from him by a Deep State cabal.
That is why he could not attend and ruin that narrative.

Nope. He’s just petty.

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Jay C  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:01:28pm

re: #57 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

CNN continues to slam trump. The striking absence of two former Presidents. Carter is old and infirm and unable to travel in the time of COVID. Trump who apparently not strong enough emotionally to be there.

Ouch.

More please.

Yeah, truly. I was flipping through some of the Inauguration coverage, and the commentary by the “MSM” types was pretty brutal at times. Presumably now with Trump consigned to [the dustbin of] history, they don’t have be “nice”.
Though a good point about the former Presidents: one thing I noticed was that the Clintons, the Bushes and the Obamas all seemed to be getting along famously: and that they ALL seemed to as awestruck by being on the same platform as Lady Gaga as she was to be meeting them.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:02:15pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Amusing thought for the day: How much money you figure was burned by Joe Exotic’s lawyer on having a limo idle outside his office for a pardon that was never coming?

Did he really lobby for a pardon? He’s as stupid as Qanon Buffaloboy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:02:30pm

re: #62 Interesting Times

Again more evidence that t**** has serious blackmail material on him. Otherwise, Lady G (greasy suck-up that he is) would be trying to distance himself accordingly.

As terrible as he is, Lady G never joined the effort to stop certification and indeed gave a very compelling speech on the floor against those who took this action.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:02:38pm

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Are the SS people required to lease places directly from Trump now that the Trump family’s movements and whereabouts can no longer be justified in any sense as relating to national security or government business?

I don’t know.

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jamesfirecat  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:03:17pm

Sorry I couldn’t resist.

static.wikia.nocookie.net

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:03:24pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:06:34pm

The whole thread, too. If you have not seen John Mulaney’s Horse in the Hospital bit, watch it now.

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Ming5000  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:07:37pm

Poor Ivanka didn’t make it to the inauguration. Life for her is not going to be the same.

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b.d. (Be Best!)  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:08:26pm

I do hope that the Tiger King’s guards pranked him about his pardon last night.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:09:13pm

re: #77 Ming5000

Poor Ivanka didn’t make it to the inauguration. Life for her is not going to be the same.

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When the reality of accountability and consequences sets in.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:09:24pm

re: #75 Dr Lizardo

again, QAnon is reeling because it has now been rendered largely irrelevant. Until today, they enjoyed a disproportionately large share of attention and credibility - much more than they deserved given the nature of the things they were coming up with left and right.

Now they are just another source of crackpot conspiracy theories.

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:09:35pm

Brutal:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:10:21pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:11:06pm

re: #82 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Ben is also about to be rendered irrelevant

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:12:05pm

Oh man. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:12:22pm

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ben is also about to be rendered irrelevant

One can hope.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:13:42pm
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🌹UOJB!  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:14:24pm

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ben is also about to be rendered irrelevant

Nope. He’s going to go full blown Nazi like Looney Loomer.

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Jay C  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:15:22pm

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ben is also about to be rendered irrelevant

Unfortunately, I tend to doubt.
Hackish snark-poopers like Ben Shapiro will always find some sort of niche.
Which they can poop in….*

*Except for Chuck “Rage Furby” Johnson, of course: he never bothers with a niche…..

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:15:24pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

Some were playing along. Some were shitmongers. Some will move on to being actual goddamned Nazis and white nationalists.

I put maybe 3% actually rejoining reality after this prolonged break from reality by following Trump and the right wing echo chamber down the rabbit hole. I may be overly optimistic.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:16:16pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:18:06pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:20:52pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:21:03pm

re: #77 Ming5000

Poor Ivanka didn’t make it to the inauguration. Life for her is not going to be the same.

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She probably had flashbacks from attending John McCain’s funeral.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:23:36pm

Watching the Facebook comments on the inauguration was a great reminder that Trump supporters are stupid. So many poorly spelled delusional comments praising the madman, and pretending that we’re all doomed.

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raistuumum  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:25:09pm

re: #3 piratedan

oh, so they support statehood for DC, Puerto Rico and Guam?

re: #5 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ll

DNC platform does and has for DC for sometime. PR is more complex but I think we’re headed there due to the referendum that passed. Dunno about Guam.

re: #18 aatharuv

Donald Trump had removed the taxation

I agree that PR is much more complicated, but in terms of all the laws that now have to be changed, and a transition period for the entirety of federal law to apply there..

That said, there are _constitutional_ complexities for DC, namely:
1) What to do about the DC’s EC votes, if a separate state is carved out of the populated parts of what is now the Federal District listed in the constitution.

Guam (or for that matter the US VI, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa) of course have much smaller populations than any present state, and of course none of the other territories even have a permanent human population.

I’d love to see more mainstream and legislative support for Puerto Rico, since there’s still a lot of anti-statehooders both on the island and among the diaspora employing concerningly Trump-like rhetoric to deny and dismiss the referendum results.

With reference to Guam, there recently has been some momentum for it and the Northern Mariana Islands to reunify, though there has been no clear consensus for what self-determination status it prefers yet. We may well see a ‘Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands’ either as a state or a country this coming decade.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:25:26pm

Congresswoman Qaren trying to tweet through the day.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:27:21pm
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Ming5000  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:27:41pm

Just found out that someone we know fell victim to one of those “you got hacked” scams. He did go to a store and got $20,000 in gift cards. The store let him do it.

The victim sent the card info to the hackers and they have the money. Apparently there is no recourse. The dude is 70 years old.

Oh, and his wife was away visiting the grandkids.

Let those you care about know about this type of scam. People do fall for it.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:28:17pm
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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:29:57pm
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jaunte  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:30:07pm

re: #100 Dread Pirate Ron

Not so fast there, Trump holdovers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:30:10pm

Grant County is two counties to the northeast, outside of the Panhandle.

‘It just starts an argument’ — Biden’s 20 voters in Grant County keep their politics private (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

“It’s unprofessional to tell a classroom full of kids: ‘You should be a Democrat, or you should be a Republican.’”

It also guided her personal life. She learned to keep her politics private, especially after moving northwest three decades ago to Grant County.

And especially lately.

Grant County’s support for Donald Trump has made it a poster child of the MAGA movement. In 2016 and 2020, more than 90% of its voters cast ballots for Trump — leading the state, pushing it toward the top nationally and drawing airtime and ink from journalists at CNN, the New York Times and overseas.

“Welcome to Grant County, Nebraska,” the U.K.’s Independent wrote four years ago. “Where people love Donald Trump more than ever.”

They still do: As of last month, the secretary of state’s office counted 433 registered Republicans in Grant County and 31 Democrats.

(more)

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:30:38pm

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Congresswoman Qaren trying to tweet through the day.

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Oh, no, they can’t go to China.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:31:23pm

What’s this strange sensation I’m feeling today?

Could it be…hope?

U2 - Beautiful Day (Official Music Video)

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:32:12pm
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Nyet  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:32:28pm

2021:
Trump is not President and Biden is.
Adelson is dead and Soros is alive.

Good start!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:32:37pm

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Most of the Grant County Democrats contacted by the Journal Star are still keeping their votes a secret. Party lines can be drawn so tightly in their communities that business owners fear losing customers, and family members fear losing relationships, if their politics were made public.

“Nobody knows what party I belong to. I just say I vote for the good of my country and leave it at that,” said a Grant County Biden voter. “Because it just starts an argument.”

She can think of a couple specific family members who wouldn’t take the news well.

“They’re really, really for Trump. And, man, they’re carrying it way too far. One of these days, I might just put my big foot in my mouth and tell them off.”

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sizzzzlerz  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:32:52pm

re: #77 Ming5000

Poor Ivanka didn’t make it to the inauguration. Life for her is not going to be the same.

The tears, they nurture my soul.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:33:37pm
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No Malarkey!  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:34:35pm

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ben is also about to be rendered irrelevant

Rightwingers can find endless things to be outraged about when a Democrat is in power. The outrage that Dr. Jill Biden dare use the title she earned is just the start.

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:35:10pm

re: #99 Ming5000

Friend of my mom’s fell for that too. When my dad died, my mom got a ton of soliciting potential scam calls. People suck.

My mom knows that shit is bullshit. She would have helped her friend not get scammed, but she found out too late.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:36:05pm

re: #110 Patricia Kayden

There are a whole lot of Republicans secretly and not so secretly relieved that Trump lost.

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:36:14pm

Nobody wanted to go listen to poor middle Donnie’s farewell whine-fest, and it gave him a sad

According to CNN

During his final remarks as president, however, Trump seemed incapable of his escaping his role in instigating the mob violence at the Capitol on January 6, a day that will forever stain his legacy.

“We were not a regular administration,” Trump said, in a rare moment of honesty.
(Ed note: ooh! CNN SLAM!)

Speaking without the aid of teleprompters, Trump sounded detached and despondent as he touted his perceived achievements, citing the creation of the Space Force as well as his success in placing three conservative justices on the US Supreme Court. Though he did not mention Biden’s name once during the remarks.

And then this:

“The music typically played at Trump rallies blared over the loudspeakers, including one of the President’s favorites, “YMCA,” by the Village People. Only this time, Trump did not bop along to the lyrics as he often does at his rallies, pumping his fists, to the delight of his supporters. Trump lumbered around the stage like a defeated prize fighter, scanning the venue for the exits.

The knives are out for this fucker, and going out the way he did - inciting a mob to attack the Capitol in the Dimwit Coup - has given even flinchy mainstream journalists free rein to shit all over Trump.

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aatharuv  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:37:06pm

re: #96 raistuumum

I’d love to see more mainstream and legislative support for Puerto Rico, since there’s still a lot of anti-statehooders both on the island and among the diaspora employing concerningly Trump-like rhetoric to deny and dismiss the referendum results.

With reference to Guam, there recently has been some momentum for it and the Northern Mariana Islands to reunify, though there has been no clear consensus for what self-determination status it prefers yet. We may well see a ‘Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands’ either as a state or a country this coming decade.

Interesting. I was under the impression there was still bad blood over WWII, especially the occupation of Guam which involved at least some soldiers from the then Japanese ruled Mariana Islands.

Maybe this is a pipe dream, but I’d really like some mechanism(s) for those US Citizens (and Nationals) not residents of a state — both residents of the territories and also US citizens living overseas who don’t necessarily have recent ties to a state — to have voting representation in Congress. At the very shared representatives.

And Puerto Rican statehood would be great too, with some reasonable plan to get them closer to the economic standards of the mainland.

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:37:11pm

NBC is broadcasting the parade now and it’s bizarre. The streets are vacant except for an unbroken single line of socially distanced soldiers, with wire fencing behind them. It’s moving slowly and one of the on-site reporters said that the parade was not keeping up with her adrenaline. She’s happy because the president waved at her.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:37:18pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

Wisconsin had a big rally… There were three people there!

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:38:01pm
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makeitstop  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:38:17pm

I’m having a hard time mustering sympathy for these people. Felt kinda bad until she said ‘This is OUR country.’

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:38:56pm

re: #116 stpaulbear

Still unknown if Biden will walk part of the route.

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Nyet  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:39:26pm

re: #117 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Still hate twitter, but ok, they’re on the improvement path. Hopefully Jack’s dudebroishness doesn’t take over again.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:39:44pm

No Joe. Do not get out. Please.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:40:34pm
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No Malarkey!  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:41:56pm

re: #117 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Wisconsin had a big rally… There were three people there!

One at the Kentucky Capitol.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:42:30pm
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Jay C  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:42:48pm

re: #102 jaunte

Not so fast there, Trump holdovers.

Interesting tweet I found scrolling through dKos: apparently Sleepy Joe isn’t sleeping much on his first day on the job:

He’s obviously getting a handle on getting the functions of the Federal Government working properly again: hopefully this lot will not have too long “in office” before the actual nominees come in.

*Al Stewart* at the Labor Dept.? Presumably not the “Year of the Cat” dude??

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:43:36pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:43:47pm

Joe is out.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:44:04pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:44:31pm

re: #113 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There are a whole lot of Republicans secretly and not so secretly relieved that Trump lost.

Republicans are against democracy, and had Trump’s 1/6 putsch worked they would have lined up obediently behind Trump like the fascist goons that they are at the usual 99+% rate for Republicans obeying one of their own.

The GOP’s overall strategy for ending democracy is to slowly whittle it away so that too few people see what’s going on to stop it. So the only problems the GOP has with Trump are 1) he failed, and more significantly, 2) his failure may have made the underlying GOP contempt for democracy too obvious to ignore.

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:44:57pm

OK, that was some inspired use of social media.

Sigh.

Oh what might have been. We might have had 4 years of progress. On Green Energy, social justice, building an equitable world on alliances, rather than greed and naked self-interest …

All down the shitter.

Welp. Take a breath. Then time to make up for lost time.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:45:11pm

re: #119 makeitstop

That woman is having a genuine emotional breakdown. Maybe in the future, she’ll be a bit more cautious about believing risibly insane conspiracy theories whipped up by internet shitposters.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:45:16pm

re: #119 makeitstop

I’m having a hard time mustering sympathy for these people. Felt kinda bad until she said ‘This is OUR country.’

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Families are going to have to intervene and take advantage of the ACA benefits.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:46:03pm

re: #126 Jay C

Interesting tweet I found scrolling through dKos: apparently Sleepy Joe isn’t sleeping much on his first day on the job:

He’s obviously getting a handle on getting the functions of the Federal Government working properly again: hopefully this lot will not have too long “in office” before the actual nominees come in.

*Al Stewart* at the Labor Dept.? Presumably not the “Year of the Cat” dude??

There is only so much foot dragging the GOP can do in the minority, thank dog Ossoff and Warnock both won.

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Nyet  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:46:52pm

It’s OK, the first Christians who were disappointed when Jesus did not come back despite the promise to return before the current generation died out reintepreted everything until it “fit” ;)

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:47:22pm

re: #126 Jay C

Interesting tweet I found scrolling through dKos: apparently Sleepy Joe isn’t sleeping much on his first day on the job:

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He’s obviously getting a handle on getting the functions of the Federal Government working properly again: hopefully this lot will not have too long “in office” before the actual nominees come in.

*Al Stewart* at the Labor Dept.? Presumably not the “Year of the Cat” dude??

Sleepy Joe will be the most ruthless dictator ever. //

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No Malarkey!  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:48:21pm

re: #131 Khal Wimpo (part of the vote-stealing cabal)

OK, that was some inspired use of social media.

Sigh.

Oh what might have been. We might have had 4 years of progress. On Green Energy, social justice, building an equitable world on alliances, rather than greed and naked self-interest …

All down the shitter.

Welp. Take a breath. Then time to make up for lost time.

But her emails.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:48:41pm

re: #126 Jay C

Interesting tweet I found scrolling through dKos: apparently Sleepy Joe isn’t sleeping much on his first day on the job:

He’s obviously getting a handle on getting the functions of the Federal Government working properly again: hopefully this lot will not have too long “in office” before the actual nominees come in.

*Al Stewart* at the Labor Dept.? Presumably not the “Year of the Cat” dude??

It should be remembered, that all of those people are already members/employees of those federal agencies. And have been for some time.
I would be surprised if they do not all meet existing federal guidelines to temporarily assume leadership of those agencies. (1/2 /s/)

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EPR-radar  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:49:12pm

re: #135 Nyet

How much longer until we literally get to “Our Trump, who art in Heaven…” from these freaks.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:49:33pm

re: #131 Khal Wimpo (part of the vote-stealing cabal)

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OK, that was some inspired use of social media.

Sigh.

Oh what might have been. We might have had 4 years of progress. On Green Energy, social justice, building an equitable world on alliances, rather than greed and naked self-interest …

All down the shitter.

Welp. Take a breath. Then time to make up for lost time.

We probably would have had a functioning Judiciary to go after right wing groups, but 2018 could have ended up a bloodbath and we’d be talking about moderate Ted Cruz as the Republican nominee.

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ipsos  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:49:53pm

Welcome home, Mr. President!

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Nyet  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:50:02pm

re: #139 EPR-radar

How much longer until we literally get to “Our Trump, who art in Heaven…” from these freaks.

Some probably exist already.

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nines09  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:51:40pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:51:44pm

Joe Biden just walked for a looong time. That would have killed the Trump-thing.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:51:49pm

re: #139 EPR-radar

How much longer until we literally get to “Our Trump, who art in Heaven…” from these freaks.

I assume Trump would have to actually die first, and we all know he isn’t going to Heaven.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:52:08pm
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b.d. (Be Best!)  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:53:03pm

re: #124 NO SMOCKING GUN!

One at the Kentucky Capitol.

1 protestor, better interview him! Can’t wait for his NYT write up!

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:53:10pm

We are going to have to attack each leg of this unholy triad that has set our democracy on fire.

Biden already referred to the coming “war on lies” that will be waged by his administration.

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Thanos  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:53:20pm

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Trump’s White House proclamation page yields “404 Not Found.”

whitehouse.gov

The main White House page is already replaced with what offices are in the White House and is in the process of being restored to useful function.

whitehouse.gov

They should have an “Under Reconstruction” page….

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:54:14pm

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

Still unknown if Biden will walk part of the route.

To me, it’s kind of undoing some of the high of the inauguration ceremony. Trump’s parade was funny and weird because no one showed up to watch it, but this parade is weird because it’s revealing just how locked down DC is. It’s a parade for nobody.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:54:19pm
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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:54:44pm
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raistuumum  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:55:00pm

re: #115 aatharuv

An amendment similar to the 23rd that accommodates three electoral votes for all remaining territories and overseas residents, plus full representation for each of them would be wonderful.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:55:24pm

Daughter1’s major side gig is remote teaching English to middle-school kids in Beijing. When she logged on today, one of her 11yr-old girls greeted her with:

“Happy No More Trump Day”.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:55:29pm

re: #114 Khal Wimpo (part of the vote-stealing cabal)

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:55:44pm

re: #146 Patricia Kayden

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:57:14pm

re: #151 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I have to agree with Chris Wallace - certainly one of the all-time finest inaugural addresses I’ve ever heard.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:57:25pm

Not to be confused with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.
Nor named for the same guys

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Targetpractice  Jan 20, 2021 • 12:59:28pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Not to be confused with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.
Nor named for the same guys

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That should go over around here like a fart in church.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:00:08pm

re: #77 Ming5000

Poor Ivanka didn’t make it to the inauguration. Life for her is not going to be the same.

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She looked happier than a pig in shit as she deplaned in Miami. No hand-holding the Donald, bright dress, probably going through her phone book finding her own personal Nestor.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:02:19pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:02:40pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:04:32pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Trump’s nightmares are coming true. 😂

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:05:01pm

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:05:02pm

re: #131 Khal Wimpo (part of the vote-stealing cabal)

[Embedded content]

OK, that was some inspired use of social media.

Sigh.

Oh what might have been. We might have had 4 years of progress. On Green Energy, social justice, building an equitable world on alliances, rather than greed and naked self-interest …

All down the shitter.

Welp. Take a breath. Then time to make up for lost time.

Maybe or the GOP might have remained in charge of both houses during her entire administration and refused to confirm any of her judges nor passed any of her proposals. Plus they would have impeached her for Benghazi. We wouldn’t be stuck with the horrendous tax cut, there would have been a traditional foreign policy, and there might not have been a global pandemic, because she would have retained the pandemic response team which would have intervened before the virus left China. However, she wouldn’t have gotten any credit since no one would have seen the results of the “road not taken”. So the likelihood of real progress would have been limited. Sigh.

But now we do have a chance to recover from the 4-year nightmare.

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KGxvi  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:05:50pm

re: #153 raistuumum

An amendment similar to the 23rd that accommodates three electoral votes for all remaining territories and overseas residents, plus full representation for each of them would be wonderful.

Direct election of the president/vice-president. Make it so if you’re an otherwise eligible voter (18+, American citizen), you can vote regardless of where you are in the world - so people in the territories can vote, and ex-pats can vote. As far as Congress goes, that probably requires statehood, and I think that will be a very hard sell given the size of the population in most territories.

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Teukka  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:06:51pm

re: #101 lawhawk

There’s also “Meal Team 6” :D

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ipsos  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:06:56pm

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:07:00pm

The inauguration and events following have been so captivating that I haven’t done shit to help Manuel with the fence today…though I have had a few zoom calls as well…so I went out and bought him lunch and wrote him a check for about double what I needed to.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:07:17pm
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jamesfirecat  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:08:31pm

re: #168 ipsos

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The dustbin of history is too kind for him, ordinary people fall into the dustbin of history and are simply forgotten. May Donald Trump be remembered as the American Qusiling, may he replace Benedict Arnold as the new go to standard for betrayal of America.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:08:50pm

re: #164 Eclectic Cyborg

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I’d prefer they just evaporated into the mist and did a little individual soul searching…and find something.

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Greup  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:09:48pm

re: #161 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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I sort of hope Biden says something like: “Not everything Trump did was bad, I’m reinstating this.”

im not sure Trump would be pleased.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:09:50pm

A hidden United States Digital Service (USDS) recruitment message in the new White House website:

Nicely done IMHO.

[Edited to add a clearer indicator for the message]

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:09:58pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

Because of all the racist assholes around these days?

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Interesting Times  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:10:22pm

re: #165 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe or the GOP might have remained in charge of both houses during her entire administration and refused to confirm any of her judges nor passed any of her proposals.

Or - worse than that - they would’ve succeeded in blaming her for everything like they did Obama, and gained a filibuster-proof senate majority in 2018 (remember how horrifically unfavorable that map was for Dems?). And that in turn might have led to a more competent GOPer fascist “winning” election last year.

At least, that’s what I’m telling myself in order to find the narrowest sliver of a silver lining in the past four years…

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retired cynic  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:10:40pm

re: #95 plansbandc

Trio: top five of my favorite albums!

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nines09  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:10:59pm

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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:11:12pm

Gotta love TCM’s lineup for today:

6:00 AM
Ode to Billy Joe (1976) 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM
Polo Joe (1936) 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM
The Fabulous Joe (1947) 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM
The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM
Joe Smith, American (1942) 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM
A Guy Named Joe (1943) 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
4:15 PM
Pal Joey (1957) 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
6:15 PM
Mighty Joe Young (1949) 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

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🌹UOJB!  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:11:40pm

re: #139 EPR-radar

How much longer until we literally get to “Our Trump, who art in Heaven…” from these freaks.

Dad flipped out when his sister knelt at her altar and prayed to Reagan…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:12:54pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:13:20pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:13:33pm

[ corrected below … ]

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:13:34pm

re: #181 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Attempting to give a fuck………….nope, can’t do it.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:16:14pm

re: #174 (((Archangel1)))

Yes, I spotted that earlier…

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b.d. (Be Best!)  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:16:17pm

re: #183 Charles Johnson

Not the White House, it is the building next to it. Old Executive Office Bldg?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:16:25pm

re: #184 Eclectic Cyborg

Attempting to give a fuck………….nope, can’t do it.

Die broke.

I have zero fucks to give for any of them.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:16:39pm

Well, time to call it a day. And I’ll sleep good over here in Europe, knowing that America’s four-year-long national nightmare is over. And that particular nightmare is probably sulking at Mar-a-Lago right about now.

Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:16:49pm
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Dangerman  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:16:56pm
Like a flipped switch, the attitude inside online QAnon communities shifted from glee to shock and misery: “NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED!!!”; “So now we have proof Q was total bullshit”; “I feel sick, disgusted and disappointed”; “Have we been duped???”; “You played us all”; “HOW COULD WE BELIEVE THIS FOR SO LONG? ARE WE ALL IDIOTS?”

Meanwhile, several QAnon loyalists performed medal-worthy mental gymnastics to keep their delusion alive. A few suggested that the video of Biden becoming president was a deepfake and that he was actually locked away behind bars as it played across the nation. Others posited that Biden himself had in fact been working with Trump to dismantle the deep state all along, and would be the one to sic the military on the supposed traitors. Many simply pleaded with each other to stay patient: “Q wouldn’t do this to us. He wouldn’t let us down. Don’t lose hope.”

huffpo

Cognitive dissonance between paragraphs

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:17:39pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

The Biden administration needs your help then!!

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🌹UOJB!  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:17:40pm

re: #181 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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They lost their life savings because they bet on Trump?

Gee, that’s a shame!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:18:14pm
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A Cranky One  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:18:51pm

re: #48 sagehen

um… what’s gewurztraminer?

A great wine.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:18:55pm

Just listened to the President’s speech. Holy shit. That was a message. I know we’ve been accustomed to four years of garbage, but I don’t know if Obama’s inaugural speeches were even quite as impactful.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:18:57pm

Are Diamond and Silk eligible for unemployment?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:20:09pm

re: #190 Dangerman

I really don’t understand this whole Q nonsense. It’s so bizarre. I’m trying to figure out if whoever is behind it is doing this for $$$ or for amusement. How long can this go on when their predictions keep failing?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:21:26pm

re: #197 Patricia Kayden

I really don’t understand this whole Q nonsense. It’s so bizarre. I’m trying to figure out if whoever is behind it is doing this for $$$ or for amusement. How long can this go on when their predictions keep failing?

They seem to believe that everything Q has said - but this - has come true.

And no. I have no idea what they’re talking about because I’m sane.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:22:02pm

re: #196 I Would Prefer Not To

Are Diamond and Silk eligible for unemployment?

And give up show business?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:22:16pm

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Dangerman  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:22:21pm

re: #192 🌹UOJB!

They lost their life savings because they bet on Trump?

Gee, that’s a shame!

Trump had a history
You shoulda listened

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:23:20pm

re: #183 Charles Johnson

That’s the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (since 1999, rededicated in 2002)

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:24:02pm

re: #198 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m trying to come at this from Q’s angle. Why are they doing this? It feels like an Alex Jones operation where you’re playing on people’s delusions for $$$ or for kicks.

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KGxvi  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:24:26pm

re: #197 Patricia Kayden

I really don’t understand this whole Q nonsense. It’s so bizarre. I’m trying to figure out if whoever is behind it is doing this for $$$ or for amusement. How long can this go on when their predictions keep failing?

There’s a couple of possibilities:

1. it was a foreign based pysc-op
2. it was a grift
3. it was trolling/amusement

If it was #3, then it likely morphed into #2 when people started taking it seriously and buying/selling merch. But I can’t shake the idea that it was #1, great way to undermine belief in the system/democracy and sow chaos.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:24:47pm

re: #203 Patricia Kayden

I’m trying to come at this from Q’s angle. Why are they doing this? It feels like an Alex Jones operation where you’re playing on people’s delusions for $$$ or for kicks.

If reports are to be believed, Q was originally a troll who may or may not have seen his creation get out of hand and basically run away without him.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:24:55pm
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nines09  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:25:05pm
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Dangerman  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:25:32pm
“As Mr. Trump departed the White House on Wednesday, the Proud Boys, once among his staunchest supporters, have also started leaving his side. In dozens of conversations on social media sites like Gab and Telegram, members of the group have begun calling Mr. Trump a ‘shill’ and ‘extraordinarily weak,’ according to messages reviewed by The New York Times. They have also urged supporters to stop attending rallies and protests held for Mr. Trump or the Republican Party

Took less than a day to.lose em

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Teukka  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:26:02pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

Yes, I spotted that earlier…

Seen it on other sites, sometimes using console.log() or console.info().

210
Targetpractice  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:26:14pm

re: #190 Dangerman

huffpo

Cognitive dissonance between paragraphs

I get a chuckle out of comments like “Q wouldn’t do that/this to us!” They haven’t the first fucking clue who “Q” is, the fact that they’re currently despairing rather than celebrating shows “Q” is unreliable, and yet they have faith that “Q” wouldn’t lie to them.

We’re headed to a Jonestown moment in the next 2-4 years.

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nines09  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:26:30pm

re: #208 Dangerman

A new strong man will show up and it’s up to the rest of us to slap them motherfuckers down.

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KGxvi  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:26:52pm

re: #208 Dangerman

good… hopefully the stench of losing badly (and being a sore loser) is enough to keep him from running in 2024.

But damn, if I’m not going to be disappointed if the Trumps don’t try to start their own party and undermine the GOP in the process.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:26:59pm

re: #197 Patricia Kayden

I really don’t understand this whole Q nonsense. It’s so bizarre. I’m trying to figure out if whoever is behind it is doing this for $$$ or for amusement. How long can this go on when their predictions keep failing?

How long does Christianity or Islam or Hinduism go on when their predictions keep failing?

Q is a new religion, winding together sovereign citizen conspiracy theories with other past conspiracies for a Grand Unified Field Conspiracy Theory.

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Targetpractice  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:27:31pm

re: #208 Dangerman

Took less than a day to.lose em

He wasn’t the Fuhrer they were hoping for.

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Dangerman  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:28:17pm
The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, upcoming special operations missions in Africa and the Covid-19 vaccine distribution program, according to new details provided by transition and defense officials,” Politico reports.

“The effort to obstruct the Biden team, led by senior White House appointees at the Pentagon, is unprecedented in modern presidential transitions and will hobble the new administration on key national security matters as it takes over positions in the Defense Department on Wednesday.”

Good riddance to bad rubbish

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Dangerman  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:29:25pm

re: #210 Targetpractice

I get a chuckle out of comments like “Q wouldn’t do that/this to us!” They haven’t the first fucking clue who “Q” is, the fact that they’re currently despairing rather than celebrating shows “Q” is unreliable, and yet they have faith that “Q” wouldn’t lie to them.

We’re headed to a Jonestown moment in the next 2-4 years.

we got Q the myth the same way we got god the myth

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Dangerman  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:30:17pm

re: #213 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How long does Christianity or Islam or Hinduism go on when their predictions keep failing?

Q is a new religion, winding together sovereign citizen conspiracy theories with other past conspiracies for a Grand Unified Field Conspiracy Theory.

Gmta

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:30:36pm

re: #206 darthstar

219
🌹UOJB!  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:31:21pm

re: #197 Patricia Kayden

I really don’t understand this whole Q nonsense. It’s so bizarre. I’m trying to figure out if whoever is behind it is doing this for $$$ or for amusement. How long can this go on when their predictions keep failing?

Evangelicals keep saying JC and his Sonshine Band are popping up next week and next week and next week and next week and…

220
BeenHereAwhile  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:32:12pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Football incoming

I suspect the military personnel who carried the football during the Trump administration now suffer from PTSD.

They had to be thinking this m-ffer is crazy, and could order me to allow them to start a nuclear war at any minute.

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aatharuv  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:34:33pm

re: #190 Dangerman

huffpo

Cognitive dissonance between paragraphs

Demoralization is good. At least it’s better than radicalization in terms of its effects on _others.re: #204 KGxvi

There’s a couple of possibilities:

1. it was a foreign based pysc-op
2. it was a grift
3. it was trolling/amusement

If it was #3, then it likely morphed into #2 when people started taking it seriously and buying/selling merch. But I can’t shake the idea that it was #1, great way to undermine belief in the system/democracy and sow chaos.

4. It’s an experiment to figure out what people can be convinced to believe.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:44:38pm

re: #192 🌹UOJB!

They lost their life savings because they bet on Trump?

Gee, that’s a shame!

Let’s not take at face value any comments from a random poster on Twitter. Just as possible that the person was mocking Trump supporters.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:47:25pm

re: #205 thedopefishlives

If reports are to be believed, Q was originally a troll who may or may not have seen his creation get out of hand and basically run away without him.

We’ve all seen this — explains exactly who Q is!

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Danack  Jan 20, 2021 • 1:59:26pm

re: #197 Patricia Kayden

I really don’t understand this whole Q nonsense. It’s so bizarre.

There is a guy named Dan Olson who has two good, but quite disturbing, videos on how youtube is great at promoting bizarre videos.

The first is about how flat-earth videos were popular, before being supplanted by Q-Anon, and the second is about the shit youtube is showing to children:

In Search Of A Flat Earth

Weird Kids’ Videos and Gaming the Algorithm

Exactly what to do about this awful direction technology is taking is not as obvious as there is a problem here to solve.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 20, 2021 • 2:19:09pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

I see people saying QAnon cultists are upset and confused, and may be ready to rejoin the real world because none of their weird fantasies came true.

That will be VERY rare. Most of them will quickly find ways to make this setback fit into their delusions.

2:12 PM • Jan 20, 2021

As described to me by a mental health professional, “delusional disorder by proxy, dumb as shit, crazy as hell, or fucked up.

Take your pick.”


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