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K Frame

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It's getting sporty in Washington...
« on: January 06, 2021, 02:53:53 PM »

Apparently protestors have breached Capitol security and are in the building to the point where they've deployed tear gas IN the rotunda of the US Capitol.

There are alleged pipe bombs in the Capitol.

The mayor of Washington has declared a 6 pm to 6 am curfew.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-pence-has-power-to-block-certification-trump-says

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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 02:55:52 PM »

*expletive deleted*ck it, let it all burn.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 03:06:24 PM »

Yep, burn it to the ground.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 03:06:57 PM »

Battle of Athens, Part II? (Seems to be a LOT more peaceful than what happened then.)

The commentators are going on about how the protestors are undermining the Constitutional process - but I can't help but wonder about how many of them were equally upset about states that unconstitutionally changed their voting procedures without their legislatures doing it as provided for in the Constitution. 
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 03:11:38 PM »

Is defenestration possible through the overton window?

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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2021, 03:11:59 PM »

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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2021, 03:12:52 PM »

Apparently someone was just shot.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2021, 03:21:34 PM »

I thought police didn't shoot rioters/protestors?  Are these not the right kind of rioters/protestors?
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2021, 03:22:07 PM »

I guess it depends on if they're mostly peaceful rioters or not.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2021, 03:32:25 PM »

We'll be getting new gun control legislation to the max now.  The Dems will not hold back, they'll give it to us good and hard.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2021, 03:39:20 PM »

Apparently protestors have breached Capitol security and are in the building to the point where they've deployed tear gas IN the rotunda of the US Capitol.

There are alleged pipe bombs in the Capitol.

The mayor of Washington has declared a 6 pm to 6 am curfew.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-pence-has-power-to-block-certification-trump-says

It's surprising to me that anyone on the right thought these protests were really going to sway any of the legislators' opinions.  I suspect it will change some squishy GOP opinions now, just not in the direction they were hoping for.  Lots of GOP legislators think we proles just need to stay in our place and not disagree with our betters.
Regardless, the left is in complete control of Congress, and their opinions were already set hard.  They are just going to dig their heels in even deeper now.
However, as others have said, they can burn it all down as far as I'm concerned.  That would be a satisfying sight.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2021, 03:51:24 PM »

And here comes the National Guard.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2021, 03:57:24 PM »

Unconfirmed reports of pipe bomb found at RNC HQ, suspicious package at DNC HQ, both evacuated.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2021, 03:58:44 PM »

We'll be getting new gun control legislation to the max now.  The Dems will not hold back, they'll give it to us good and hard.

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It's surprising to me that anyone on the right thought these protests were really going to sway any of the legislators' opinions.  I suspect it will change some squishy GOP opinions now, just not in the direction they were hoping for.  Lots of GOP legislators think we proles just need to stay in our place and not disagree with our betters.

Yup, after watching some of the videos from inside the building and reading comments by GOP reps, some kind of gun control is going to be put forward post haste, and GOP legislators will vote for it. Especially so if the gunshot that happened came from a protestor (I haven't yet heard if LE fired or a protestor did).

This violence was unexpected to me. I knew there were a lot of people as mad as I was about an obviously stolen election, but not this mad. I suspect that a majority of status quo "conservative" legislators saying, "Oh well, that's the way the ball bounces" contributed in a big way to this unexpected (to me) violence from the right.


ETA: [Big, humongous, tinfoil hat on my head] Are we sure the violence is really from the right, and not from antifa types that embedded themselves in the protest to impersonate "right wing militias"? It wouldn't take many of them to start something, and then get some on edge real right wing protestors to just lemming along. I might be reading too much Kurt Schlichter.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2021, 03:59:50 PM »

(I haven't yet heard if LE fired or a protestor did).


Capitol police shot a female protester in the neck.

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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2021, 04:10:04 PM »

Hmm...

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The whole point of protesting is to make ppl uncomfortable.

Activists take that discomfort w/ the status quo & advocate for concrete policy changes. Popular support often starts small & grows.

To folks who complain protest demands make others uncomfortable... that’s the point.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2021, 04:16:31 PM »

"May you live in interesting times"
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2021, 04:19:52 PM »

Capitol police shot a female protester in the neck.



Police shot unarmed peaceful protester? We we know what comes next. Time to burn things and demand judgment against the jack booted thugs.

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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2021, 04:20:29 PM »

Capitol police shot a female protester in the neck.



Through a door, possibly.

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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2021, 04:33:43 PM »

What little GOP congressional support existed to reverse the stolen election just evaporated.  I expect nearly all the GOP critters will vote to accept the electoral college votes for Biden.
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2021, 04:36:03 PM »

Think I'm going to go shopping at Sam's and stock up on booze. It's going to be long year
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2021, 04:37:31 PM »

Left violently riots - everyone moves to the left.
Right violently riots - everyone moves to the left.

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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2021, 04:48:08 PM »

Not seeing a lot of COVID-19 masks...
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2021, 04:55:06 PM »

Not seeing a lot of COVID-19 masks...
Protests/riots don't spread COVID.  Wasn't that a 2020 lesson?
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Re: It's getting sporty in Washington...
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2021, 04:56:21 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkTzdubV6J4
Donut Operator is live talking about it. 
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