Gary Markstein for January 16, 2022

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    Daeder  5 months ago

    It’s an insurrection.

    It was always an insurrection, and everyone has always known that.

    And with the recent sedition charges, the denial hill got even steeper!

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    ZomVee'89  5 months ago

    They never strayed out of the velvet ropes. No statues or monuments defaced, unlike BLM/Antifa when they defaced the WWII monument and set fires during the summer of 2020.

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    Odon  5 months ago

    An above poster doesn’t consider our Capitol a monument to liberty?

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 5 months ago

    January 6, 2021 Insurrection:Deaths: 5 1 from gunshot, 1 from drug overdose, 3 from natural causes.Injuries: Unknown number of rioters, including at least five hospitalized, and at least 138 police officers, 73 Capitol Police officers, 65 Metropolitan Police Department officers), including at least 15 of them hospitalized.Damage: Offices and chambers vandalized and ransacked, property stolen, and more than $30 million for repairs and security measures.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 5 months ago

    It certainly didn’t look anything like a tourist excursion from up here in Canada.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 5 months ago

    Should be another question: Staged event to give the media something to write about; provide employment opportunities for pundits and wannabe authors; GOP fundraising opportunities..

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    chmsam  5 months ago

    Puppet SMURF/the Turd Reich Tot and no-willie are parroting Goebbels again – feigned indignation while deflecting what they’re doing onto others and detracting from the lies they tell and the hate they spread.

    Ever seen them post legit, verifiable, bias-and fact-checked sources?

    Don’t they always blame others for what they do and what their party does?

    Don’t they get the pouts when confronted with the truth? And then they cherrypick facts and sources to piece together what might sound factual until you examine the entire source, and then their BS all falls to pieces. That’s their style, isn’t it?

    Don’t they constantly try to appeal to the ignorant (“I love the under-educated”) and gullible but get riled up when they’re countered with the truth, logic, and factual sources?

    Don’t they use buzzwords and otherwise try to raise racist, sexist, and other hate-filled triggers?

    Don’t they always look for others to blame and never once dare to criticisize their party and any of its leaders?

    You see folks, Adolf Hitler and Josef Goebbels used those exact same propaganda tactics about 90 years ago. Those trolls and bots are still trying to use them now.

    Just flag ‘em and never, ever hit the Reply button for anything that they post. They’re simply whoring for attention and only because they can only get “likes” from themselves (and likely the same or a linked account) so they derive pleasure from boosting imaginary points for post counts caused by making outrageous posts, hoping that normal folks will post to them. Like I said it’s just classic Nazi propaganda techniques brought into the age of social media. But they aren’t even creative enough to change those old tactics so they simply continue to use them verbatim, hoping others are as ill-informed and gullible as they are.

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck… Once a fascist/Nazi, always a fascist/Nazi. Don’t be foolish enough to play their game and they’ll get banned again.

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    leonardonyc  5 months ago

    None of the above

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    jack666 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Damn MB, you left out “BIRDS AREN’T REAL”!!

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago

    ‘An avalanche of lies’: Trump’s Arizona speech slapped aside by CNN host

    During the speech, the president also asserted that his “Stop the Steal” rally crowd was massive, telling the crowd, “They talk about the people that walked down to the Capitol, They don’t talk about the size of that crowd. I believe it was the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken before, and they were there to protest the election.”

    “I don’t actually recommend people listen to the avalanche of lies last night,” she stated, “but it’s notable how much effort went into defending these January 6th defendants and saying that they were being held as political prisoners. It’s a window into where this is all headed for Republicans.”

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Trump’s Covid and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally

    The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.


    “The left is now rationing lifesaving therapeutics based on race, discriminating against and denigrating, just denigrating, white people to determine who lives and who dies. If you’re white, you don’t get the vaccine, or if you’re white, you don’t get therapeutics.”

    False. There is no evidence that white Americans are being denied access to vaccines or treatments.

    Mr. Trump referred to a Wall Street Journal opinion column criticizing New York State’s guidelines on two limited antiviral treatments that ask health providers to prioritize the therapies for immunocompromised patients and those with risk factors. The guidelines, which were released in late December, said, “Nonwhite race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from Covid-19.”

    State officials have defended their guidelines by citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which show that Black, Hispanic and Native Americans are about twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than white Americans. A spokeswoman for New York State’s Department of Health told Fox News that race did not disqualify patients from treatment but that the guidelines instead considered race as one risk factor.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago


    “Why did Nancy Pelosi and the Capitol Police reject the more than 10,000 National Guard troops or soldiers that I authorized to help control the enormous crowd that I knew was coming?”

    False. There is no evidence that Mr. Trump ever made a request for 10,000 National Guard troops or that Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected such a demand. The speaker of the House does not control the National Guard.

    Vanity Fair reported that Mr. Trump had floated the 10,000 figure to the acting defense secretary at the time, Christopher C. Miller, the night before Jan. 6, 2021, when Mr. Trump’s loyalists stormed the Capitol in a bid to stop the certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s election victory. According to Mr. Miller, Mr. Trump had suggested 10,000 National Guard troops were required to contain the crowd he anticipated for his rally that day.

    But there is no record of Mr. Trump making that request. The Pentagon’s timeline of events leading up to the riot notes that the Defense Department reviewed a plan to activate 340 members of the District of Columbia’s National Guard, “if asked.” But the timeline makes no mention of a request for 10,000 troops by Mr. Trump. Nor did a Pentagon inspector general report on the breach, which instead referred to suggestions by Mr. Trump that his rally on Jan. 6 had been conducted safely. A Pentagon spokesman also told The Washington Post that it had “no record of such an order being given.”

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago


    “So we lost, they say, by 10,000 and yet they flagged more than — listen to these numbers — 57,000 highly suspicious ballots for further investigation, one. Twenty-three thousand, three hundred and forty-four mail-in ballots were counted despite the person no longer living at that address — little, little problem. Five thousand people appear to have voted in more than one county.”

    False. Mr. Trump lost the state of Arizona by about 10,500 votes, but his claim of tens of thousands of fraudulent votes is baseless. These figures are based on a report by Cyber Ninjas, a company Republicans hired to examine voting in the state.

    Election officials have said that the claims the company raised are not evidence of fraud. For example, Cyber Ninjas found that tens of thousands of voters did not live at addresses recorded by a specific commercial database, but election officials have noted that college students, military personnel or people who own vacation homes could have different addresses than those listed in the database. Similarly, the company’s claims of double voting could be explained by the mere fact that many Arizona residents have the same name or birth year.

    Moreover, Cyber Ninjas’ audit showed that in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, Mr. Biden had 99 additional votes and Mr. Trump had 261 fewer votes.

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    Redd Panda  5 months ago

    montana-swill is off his game … only a few rising to his bait. Sad.

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    GiantShetlandPony  5 months ago

    Perhaps, check all that apply?

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    RAGs  5 months ago

    Hey, Gary, the Q-publicans know that they were only tourists since the GQP (so0called) lawmakers were leading the tour.

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    ncorgbl  5 months ago

    An insurrection by traitors to the United States of America who haven’t the backbone to openly admit their sedition.

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    johnandnorapaszulya  5 months ago

    What happened on Jan. 6th, 2021 is allowed in the Constitution. Read it DUMMIES.

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    gammaguy  5 months ago

    Do you think the GOP would enjoy some “tourists” having a similar “bit of fun” at their next national Convention?

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