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Prickly City by Scott Stantis for February 27, 2021

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Dictator loving republicans have decided to keep the great divide.

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    pschearer Premium Member 3 months ago

    What are metaphors like?

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    Wilde Bill  3 months ago

    ♪ Hands across the water (water) / Heads Across the sky ♪

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    Sanspareil  3 months ago

    They should all aspire to metafives!

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    21st Century Congress: Hands Reaching Across the Chasm

    Hey back off! That’s close enough.

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    To put it another way, this writer explained it more succinctly.

    Republican Obstructionism

    (February 27, 2021) It’s actually pretty wild how popular President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 stimulus plan is. Poll after poll has showed it with above 65 percent approval among Americans. One recent survey actually found that 60 percent of Republicans at least kind of support the $1.9 trillion bill. Despite this, the GOP members of Congress seemed determined to remain united against the stimulus package. “Whether Republicans like it or not (and they do not) the bill as it stands is the only game in town right now,” Hayes Brown writes. “In response, they are pretty transparent about their efforts to obstruct like the dickens in the hopes that they can turn around and blame Democrats for not getting anything done for Americans in the 2022 midterm elections,” Brown writes. "In effect, they’re running the same play that they used effectively at the beginning of the Great Recession over a decade ago. But 2021 isn’t 2009 and it is truly wild that Republicans can’t see that yet.

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    Silly Season   3 months ago

    Really?

    Conservative Libertarian Stantis is worried about the most useful metaphor?

    Anything to avoid thinking about what the GQP has become, I suppose…

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    There is no way to insulate the GOP from the truth about the insurrection.

    The party was complicit, at all levels, in the Big Lie and the anti-democratic plot to defy the will of the American people.

    Leaders and intellectuals across the conservative movement endorsed violence and attacked democracy.

    Any honest investigation into the origins of the mayhem of January 6 will necessarily implicate powerful and well-connected leaders and activists.

    When this happens, their instincts for self-preservation will overwhelm attempts to close ranks. Which will set off more waves of recriminations from people with little left to lose.

    This period of weakness for a divided and staggered GOP may not last long. New passions will arise that could unify Republicans, especially in opposition to the Biden administration’s agenda. Or another crisis could provide Republicans with an avenue of escape.

    Which is why Democrats and anti-authoritarians of all political stripes should take advantage of this moment and push.

    Start by taking dissident Republicans at their word that Donald Trump’s Big Lie undermined our democracy, disrupted the peaceful transfer of power, and inspired the insurrection. These admissions by top Republicans will stain the former president and his political movement.

    But it shouldn’t end there.

    Democrats and pro-democracy Republicans should take an aggressive posture on witnesses for the 9/11 Commission-style investigation into the storming of the Capitol. Liz Cheney is right that the probe should be led by former officials, people uncompromised by threats of primary challenges or political retribution.

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    thebulwark.com/magas-moment-of-weakness/

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    Silly Season   3 months ago

    Symbolism, not metaphor…

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    The Daily Beans Podcast @dailybeanspod

    Has anyone else noticed the shape of the CPAC stage is the Odal Rune/SS (Schutzstaffel) insignia?

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    https://twitter.com/dailybeanspod/status/1365395991591985152

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    Silly Season   3 months ago

    Meanwhile…

    Back in reality…

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    The F.B.I. has pinpointed an assailant in its investigation into the death of Brian D. Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who was injured while fending off the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol last month and later died, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the inquiry.

    The F.B.I. opened a homicide investigation into Officer Sicknick’s death soon after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Investigators initially struggled to determine what had happened as he fought assailants.

    They soon began to suspect his death was related to an irritant, like mace or bear spray, that he had inhaled during the riot. Both officers and rioters were armed with such irritants during the attack.

    In a significant breakthrough in the case, investigators have now pinpointed a person seen on video of the riot who attacked several officers with bear spray, including Officer Sicknick, according to the officials.

    And video evidence shows that the assailant discussed attacking officers with the bear spray beforehand, one of the officials said.

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    nytimes.com/2021/02/26/us/politics/brian-sicknick-capitol-riot-investigation.html

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    Kip W  3 months ago

    After seventeen years of existing in a free-floating world of zero-G metaphors, Carmen shows signs of fatigue. I beat her to it.

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    Kip W  3 months ago

    OH, almost forgot: I predict that a-holes I don’t like will come in and say things here, and remember that because I predicted it, everything they say must be discounted. If they complain, I win, and if they say nothing, I win by default. Also:

    “Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude.

    Na, na na, nanana na

    Nanana na, hey Jude."

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 3 months ago

    That is not a cliff you are standing near, Carmen.

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    Bradley Walker  3 months ago

    Just jump across,

    Granted, it may take two jumps.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 3 months ago

    Thanks to all who posted links. Have a great weekend my friends.

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    Kip W  3 months ago

    Posing for a statuary group.

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