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Old 6th January 2021, 02:29 PM   #41
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Careers need to be ended over this.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:31 PM   #42
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CNN: At least two explosive devices rendered safe by law enforcement.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:34 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
But it seemed as if they had already either broken through or been let through on the other side.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:38 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
And now they're just letting them out again - instead of arresting them and throwing them in jail, like they should be doing.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:40 PM   #45
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The German police handled the NSDAP better in 1923.....
If Trump was jailed, he could produce his own version of Mein Kampf.

Oh wait...

He can't think straight or write.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:41 PM   #46
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:43 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
I do not understand why there were so few police. Why are there only five of six police officers at the barricade? Why are there only a handful of police on the Capitol steps?

They knew this was coming. There has been talk of a possible coup for months.
Trump previously told the Proud Boys to "stand by". Giuliani called for a "trial by combat". It was known there would be protestors. That there would be militia groups there. Trump called on the protestors to go to the Capitol. They knew this was coming.

We have more security at our annual town barbeque.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:45 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Matthew Best View Post
And now they're just letting them out again - instead of arresting them and throwing them in jail, like they should be doing.
They were all filming the whole thing on their smartphones - probably live on the social media. They won't be hard to find.
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I saw the video of trump on twitter. First words out of his mouth was, the election was stolen, we won by a landslide and everyone knows it. Yeah, that really helps.

Oh, and he hasn't colored his hair. This afternoon it's white again.
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Maybe the six week handover so you can get to Washington by horse drawn cart might need another look.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:46 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
I do not understand why there were so few police. Why are there only five of six police officers at the barricade? Why are there only a handful of police on the Capitol steps?

They knew this was coming. There has been talk of a possible coup for months.
Trump previously told the Proud Boys to "stand by". Giuliani called for a "trial by combat". It was known there would be protestors. That there would be militia groups there. Trump called on the protestors to go to the Capitol. They knew this was coming.

We have more security at our annual town barbeque.

They were obviously too few to keep people out, but they were also spread out across the whole perimeter.
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Police in riot gear are finally pushing coupboys off the stairs.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:50 PM   #53
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Lindsey Graham tweeted

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Those who made this attack on our government need to be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Their actions are repugnant to democracy.
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A few scenes of great interest to sociologists:

1. A guy clutching a presidential podium, smiling for the camera. Note how he politely stands inside the two velvet rope barriers.

https://twitter.com/davemacladd/stat...163169794?s=20

2. A guy wearing Norse horns (although the Vikings never had horns) and strange Thor hammer tattoo on his stomach.

3. https://twitter.com/30YearsRed/statu...787414017?s=20 They could almost be British...
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You have to respect the fact that the Trump protestors smashed through fences, police lines & the Capitol building doors...

But then stay strictly inside the velvet ropes
4. Old guy with beard with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk, face to the camera and not a care in the world.

5. The funniest tweet of the day (36,000 likes):

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Oh god the #MAGAs are storming the Capitol. I’m genuinely worried — that’s a lot of steps to walk up. Their knees and calves must be SCREAMING.
https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/sta...646508545?s=20
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:51 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by kookbreaker View Post
Police in riot gear are finally pushing coupboys off the stairs.
Are they arresting them too, or just telling them they should stop being naughty?
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:51 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
They were obviously too few to keep people out, but they were also spread out across the whole perimeter.
It's the U.S. capitol.

This wasn't exactly a secret operation.

ETA: hard to find right now because of similar search terms, but there was a shot of paramilitary dressed riot cops ranks deep around parts of the building when it was the scary black people protesting.

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
I saw the video of trump on twitter. First words out of his mouth was, the election was stolen, we won by a landslide and everyone knows it. Yeah, that really helps.

Oh, and he hasn't colored his hair. This afternoon it's white again.
Dig the black gloves, though?
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:53 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
If Trump was jailed, he could produce his own version of Mein Kampf.

Oh wait...

He can't think straight or write.
He'd have to call it Tweety-pie.
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Originally Posted by timhau View Post
Are they arresting them too, or just telling them they should stop being naughty?
What do you think?

There one coupboy who is obviously elderly or otherwise infirm and they are gently letting them take their time going down the stairs.
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Old 6th January 2021, 02:56 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Lindsey Graham tweeted

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Those who made this attack on our government need to be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Their actions are repugnant to democracy.
. . . until Trump pardons them.
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. . . until Trump pardons them.
Exactly what I was thinking. "Good people."
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Old 6th January 2021, 03:00 PM   #62
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In the irony department....

I heard one report from a reporter trapped in the Capital building. The rioters were wandering the halls searching for Senators, calling them "traitors".....while carrying a Confederate flag.
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What do you think?

There one coupboy who is obviously elderly or otherwise infirm and they are gently letting them take their time going down the stairs.
Good. It will give him more chance to catch the coronavirus.
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Old 6th January 2021, 03:04 PM   #64
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Are they arresting anyone?
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No. He's still lying.
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No, while he told people to go home, he also spent most of it whining about how bad it was the election was stolen from him.
That's why I've never called on Dolt 45 to denounce an anything wrong, or to otherwise ever open his mouth to speak.
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Are they arresting anyone?
I suggest a Riot Act; give the scrum fifteen minutes to disperse/surrender.
Then shoot them.
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Are they arresting anyone?
Axios reporting a whopping 13 arrested, and 5 guns 'recovered'.

https://www.axios.com/trump-congress...338190e18.html
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I wish Trump would just ******* die of a KFC induced stroke already.
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I bet an impeachment would pass both houses now.
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The USA originated from a violent insurrection overthrowing the legitimate government, it is hardly surprising it should end that way. Be reassured the future is bright after the peacekeeping forces restore order there will be a choice of either being South Canadians* and loyal subjects of HM or being North Mexicans (apart from the small enclave of Eastern China).

*probably the safest choice just make your way to the border and seek asylum now.

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Are they arresting anyone?
I saw a short clip some time ago of police standing over several civilians face down on the floor inside the building, but there was no context offered.

Clearing the steps, it was peaceful with no arrests.

Just now a mass of cops are on the march.
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I bet an impeachment would pass both houses now.
2/3 of the Senate is a tough hurdle. I don't think it would pass.

I wish it would. I think it should.
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I suggest a Riot Act; give the scrum fifteen minutes to disperse/surrender.
Then shoot them.
Would certainly disperse the crowd.
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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle View Post
It's the U.S. capitol.

This wasn't exactly a secret operation.

ETA: hard to find right now because of similar search terms, but there was a shot of paramilitary dressed riot cops ranks deep around parts of the building when it was the scary black people protesting.

If I understood correctly what was said a few minutes ago on MSNBC, they (obviously) didn't expect it to come to this, but they also didn't want people from one of Trump's paramilitary law&order organizations (the ones that cleared the street of demonstrators to enable Trump to make his Bible photo) to be among those surrounding the building.
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I wish Trump would just ******* die of a KFC induced stroke already.
I'll pop for the yardbird.
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ETA: hard to find right now because of similar search terms, but there was a shot of paramilitary dressed riot cops ranks deep around parts of the building when it was the scary black people protesting.
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I bet an impeachment would pass both houses now.
No it wouldn't.
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I saw a short clip some time ago of police standing over several civilians face down on the floor inside the building, but there was no context offered.

Clearing the steps, it was peaceful with no arrests.

Just now a mass of cops are on the march.
Press briefing at 5 PM Eastern stated about 13 arrested, but nothing as to where that was.
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Approximately five weapons — including long guns and hand guns — were recovered in the wake of the riot and roughly 13 people were arrested, police officials said at a 5 p.m. press briefing with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. All those arrested were from outside states, with three people from Maryland.
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Britain was supposed to be great post-Brexit. Now we’re not even the last people to storm the Capitol. A proud 207 year old record lost.
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I suggest a Riot Act; give the scrum fifteen minutes to disperse/surrender.
Then shoot them.
THIS.
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