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Reply THIS picture tells all: (Original post)
Novara May 2022 OP
Ferrets are Cool May 2022 #1
Novara May 2022 #8
Ferrets are Cool May 2022 #12
RKP5637 May 2022 #14
hibbing May 2022 #18
RKP5637 May 2022 #19
dalton99a May 2022 #13
Ferrets are Cool May 2022 #15
dalton99a May 2022 #2
Rebl2 May 2022 #32
mjvpi May 2022 #49
MIpen03 May 2022 #3
SoonerPride May 2022 #6
Roland99 May 2022 #7
calimary May 2022 #33
LakeArenal May 2022 #48
barbtries May 2022 #59
ShazzieB May 2022 #45
Lasher May 2022 #64
Irish_Dem May 2022 #4
Lovie777 May 2022 #5
RKP5637 May 2022 #9
CivicGrief May 2022 #10
Frustratedlady May 2022 #17
CivicGrief May 2022 #20
JanMichael May 2022 #11
3auld6phart May 2022 #50
bucolic_frolic May 2022 #16
FM123 May 2022 #21
malaise May 2022 #22
onethatcares May 2022 #23
blogslug May 2022 #28
nolabear May 2022 #24
world wide wally May 2022 #25
Kid Berwyn May 2022 #26
YoshidaYui May 2022 #27
SergeStorms May 2022 #29
OMGWTF May 2022 #31
SunSeeker May 2022 #30
Handler May 2022 #34
The Jungle 1 May 2022 #35
The Jungle 1 May 2022 #36
aggiesal May 2022 #37
geretogo May 2022 #38
peggysue2 May 2022 #39
llmart May 2022 #41
Liberal In Texas May 2022 #40
twodogsbarking May 2022 #42
flying_wahini May 2022 #43
Peregrine Took May 2022 #44
Warpy May 2022 #46
TomSlick May 2022 #47
FakeNoose May 2022 #51
BigmanPigman May 2022 #52
Cha May 2022 #53
Blue Owl May 2022 #54
Chin music May 2022 #55
Dark n Stormy Knight May 2022 #56
TexasBushwhacker May 2022 #57
emily333 May 2022 #58
Botany May 2022 #60
cbabe May 2022 #61
Novara May 2022 #62
cbabe May 2022 #63

Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:32 PM

1. Quite honestly, it takes a very brave human to do this

I love his actions with all my heart.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:37 PM

8. I wish to hell we could bottle Beto up and serve him to all Dems

They need to display this same level of resolve and courage. When they don't, when they just send platitudes and whine that nothing can be done, they normalize the inaction so that nothing ever will be done. They need to break that pattern and show us that they fucking care. I want to see them anguished like we are.

Look, I don't really like kids much and I cried like an idiot. If you aren't anguished by 19 children (20 at Sandy Hook) getting horribly murdered, you are not human. The Dems need to show us that they hurt when this happens, just like the rest of us.

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Response to Novara (Reply #8)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:39 PM

12. True

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Response to Novara (Reply #8)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:39 PM

14. Democrats need to learn to kick ass like the old time democrats did! They all need to get like Beto!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #14)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:42 PM

18. I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #18)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:45 PM

19. Yeah, quite true!!! n/t

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:39 PM

13. Beto is fearless and relentless


He is genuine. I met him during his Senate campaign


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #13)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:40 PM

15. Don't know if it will ever happen, but I would love to have him as my President.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:33 PM

2. Kick

Last edited Wed May 25, 2022, 04:30 PM - Edit history (1)


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:42 PM

32. It's insane

we let anyone buy AR-15 except the military.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed May 25, 2022, 07:13 PM

49. He bought two of them! And almost 400 rounds of ammunition.

Those guns are expensive.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:34 PM

3. What exactly is going on?

 

I think I see Abbott there on the left edge of the photo. Was O’Rourke trying to speak to him and security stopped him from approaching?

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Response to MIpen03 (Reply #3)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:36 PM

6. Beto stood up in the middle of Abbott's press charade to call him out

And then security whisked him out of the room because the last thing we can have is someone pointing out that Republicans lies are killing our kids.

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Response to MIpen03 (Reply #3)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:36 PM

7. Beto interrupted the dog and pony show

Some qultists started spittle flying and cussing him out

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #7)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:43 PM

33. It WAS a dog & pony show. Mental health, mental health, mental health.

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A nice little hidey-hole the gun-death lovers scramble toward, ANYTHING to distract or otherwise turn the focus away from their precious guns, so you'll stop talking about it and bothering them about it. And heaven forbid, force them to act on it when they'd just rather not. I kept thinking (WHILE shouting "YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE, ABBOTT!" and "FUCK YOU, ABBOTT" at him as he sat there burping out the same tired cliches and talking points) HOW MANY MILLLIONS of people here and around the world have mental health problems and issues - WHO DON'T GO grab a gun and slaughter people???

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Response to calimary (Reply #33)

Wed May 25, 2022, 06:25 PM

48. This one. Abbott: "We are better than this!"

No you aren’t. The US is THIS! You worked to make it so. As you will continue to do so.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #48)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:19 AM

59. all those little self comforting sayings are getting to me.

of course this is who we are. the evidence is clear: we are not better than this. and why? republicans.

I don't believe it anymore because I pay attention.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #7)

Wed May 25, 2022, 05:58 PM

45. I was just getting ready to ask what was happening in that picture.

Now I don't have to. Thanks!

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Response to MIpen03 (Reply #3)

Thu May 26, 2022, 03:34 PM

64. You can catch up here:

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:35 PM

4. The courage to stand face to face with pure evil.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:36 PM

5. Enough . ...

Beto is pissed and so am I. Vote them out, elect people who gives a damn.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:37 PM

9. K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:38 PM

10. Standing up to the gun-lobby posse.

A real leader gets escorted out while these lunatics try to act like they care. They don't.

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Response to CivicGrief (Reply #10)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:41 PM

17. ...but, it had to have pissed off Abbot because the press followed Beto.

Abbot was sucking up as much publicity as he could get with his lies. Beto interrupted his show.

Beto kind of reminds me of a young Obama.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #17)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:50 PM

20. Yes, Beto is impressive.

But these fools slapping each other on the back and denying the real issue get to put on a show. I can't believe people fall for the bullshit.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:38 PM

11. Damn. Beto looks infuriated. The donut cops look like Nazis.

The three wagging fingers look like Heil Hitler's mashed with churchy sky pointing.

Beto needs to take this issue and keep pounding.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #11)

Wed May 25, 2022, 08:54 PM

50. Saved

the taxpayers a bit of coin. The pigs didn’t have to take the shooter to
Micky Ds for a burger and shake.Like they did to that little shit shooter
in CO. Did he kill himself or did the LEOs do him in?

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:41 PM

16. Beto has such a sense of timing and presence

Beto drew a line in the sand there. Citizens are outraged, and Beto was there for them. Bravely. No, make that BRAVELY.

Politically, Abbott is hated by elements of the population nationwide for his abortion rigging antics. That is very hard for a state politician to do, to wreak havoc nationwide. Abbott's cold demeanor surrounded by goons says he his afraid of losing in November, and now that graphic is out and will color everything he does. Abbott didn't face the challenge. He let his underlings do it. He is damaged goods at this point, I doubt he has upside from here, the only question is can he hang on long enough to prevent a loss in November.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:57 PM

21. Look at them square in the eye, say what has to be said.

I hope other Dems are taking note of this...

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 03:59 PM

22. Is that the white power sign by three?

asking for a friend.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:03 PM

23. who was it that called Beto an s - b?

while telling him to leave?

I could see the spittle flying

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #23)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:16 PM

28. That was the Mayor of Uvalde, TX

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:03 PM

24. Their posture says it all.

Pretty close to a Nazi salute. But it’s really “You’re not welcome here. Anyone not buying our bullshit has to go. You’re not American!”

Uh-huh.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:06 PM

25. There's your choice, Texas

You can have a brave young man of action and conviction or keep your mealy mouthed Liar and oil company ass kisser.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:10 PM

26. Beto DID say he was going to take away the assault rifles.

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said at a debate when he was running for president. Now he's running for governor and said he won't be backing down from the statement.

— September, 2019

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/11/15/texas-beto-orourke-guns-2022/

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:10 PM

27. K&R

To the fucking Moon!!

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:27 PM

29. And every one of those Nazis....

is packing a gun. You know, 'cause "good guys with a gun" yada, yada, yada.

They certainly have that 'Seig Hiel' arm action down. They're pointing for Beto to leave, but those arms snapped into that position like they've done it many, many times before.

Vladimir Putin is very proud of his proxies in Texas, I'll tell you that. He invested wisely in the NRA.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #29)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:33 PM

31. THIS! THIS! THIS!

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:29 PM

30. K & R & Retweeted!

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:45 PM

34. Hell yes

This is the leadership we need. Call them out.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:46 PM

35. This is a hard question.

Is it time to ask the parents if we can show the results.
Nothing seems to work.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:52 PM

36. That cop did keep his shit together.

Touching Beto would have been a big mistake.
Give the man a bag of donuts.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:52 PM

37. You can see Abbott & Costello (i.e. Cruz) in the far left background. n/t

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:55 PM

38. The three just needed to extend all fingers and say seig hiel Hitler or Trump . There both the

same .

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:56 PM

39. Go, Beto!

If more people had the courage to do this, we'd all be a hell better off.

These Republicans felt the sting of O'Rourke's comments bc they're too accustomed to having their ridiculous ideas, policies and lack of compassion go uncriticized and not called out for what they are: a contemptible indifference to the suffering of others. Judge them by their lack of action. Spit on their empty words or infuriating whataboutism to deflect from their own hollowed out souls.

We need to showcase this hollowness, this craven abdication of everything decent to incite a revolution of sensibilities in the American psyche, to break the gun fetish that has grown through greed and hate, and then make all citizens think of gun victims as their children, their sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters.

I don't know whether showing dead bodies, human flesh blown into pieces, would make a difference. But if it would, I say bring it on. Make us all look at the carnage this stupid, evil obsession with guns has wrought, how lies and deceit have torn families to smithereens. Some of these parents will be required to use DNA to identify their babies because the disfigurement from a battlefield weapon is so profound.

Imagine the horror of that. Then imagine the smug faces of men or women who repeatedly say: the solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Or the emptiness of sending the standard Thoughts and Prayers.

Show America what Governor Abbott and his crew and all those like them have delivered to this country. In this case, the torn and bloodied bodies of little children.

This is not PRO-LIFE. This is PRO-DEATH.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #39)

Wed May 25, 2022, 05:13 PM

41. Amen to all of this.

"Some of these parents will be required to use DNA to identify their babies because the disfigurement from a battlefield weapon is so profound."

I can't even imagine how a parent could go on living after having to deal with something as horrific as this.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 04:56 PM

40. I think I might have to send Beto another donation.

I hope we can get out the Dems to vote this time. If we vote, we win.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 05:16 PM

42. They have been practicing the salute. Nearly there.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 05:20 PM

43. As a Texan and having seen Beto up close several times I have to say he really is that great.

Too bad there are so many nimrods here that are happy to sacrifice children for guns.

Let’s repeal the 2nd. Let them cry.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 05:22 PM

44. Screaming bully boys terrified of a lone honest man.

That photo should be his main campaign picture.

He looks so dignified and yet so sad as he can see how craven they are and impossible to ever deal with rationally.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 06:20 PM

46. Not to the tight assed, pursed lips crowd. To them it was UNSEEMLY

The gun humpers won't be too happy, either.

Still, it's about time somebody called that sack of shit out for what he's doing.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 06:23 PM

47. I heard Beto speak in Little Rock at the March for Our Lives rally.

He was in town and an unannounced speaker. My memory is that he was in town to try to talk reason to folks at a gun show.

His passion on the subject was obviously genuine. He did not appear to have a prepared speech - he just spoke his mind. I was wowed.

I am not convinced that gun regulation is a winning issue in Texas but hope springs eternal.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 09:10 PM

51. Texas deserves BETTER than Greg Abbott

Texas deserves Beto O'Rourke, and Texas Dems and all right-thinking people need to make this happen.

I'm not in Texas but I support Beto and so should all of us.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 09:44 PM

52. All MEN, why is that?

Do women even exist in these circles? Why is it alway mostly men? Is this a testosterone thing? Looks that way in this woman's eyes.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 09:46 PM

53. Rt💕🤷‍♂️TY & Beto

💙💛

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 11:24 PM

54. Thank You Beto!!!

A real voice of sanity amongst the insane….

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Thu May 26, 2022, 02:08 AM

56. Wow, that was impressive. Not easy to stand that close to evil,

much less confront them with truths they're pretending to not know are true and do not want spoken.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 02:11 AM

57. It's apparent Abbott and friends care more about fetuses and guns

than they care about women and children.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 08:14 AM

58. Governor

I think we just might be looking at the next governor of Texas.

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 09:01 AM

60. Abbott can not look him in the eye.

Beto

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Response to Novara (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 11:08 AM

61. This photo.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/a-single-photo-that-captures-race-and-policing-in-america/623598/

A protest against excessive police force against the city's Black residents in Baton Rouge


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Response to cbabe (Reply #61)

Thu May 26, 2022, 12:07 PM

62. I framed that photo.

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Response to Novara (Reply #62)

Thu May 26, 2022, 12:10 PM

63. Excellent. My caption: Beauty vs the Beast. Beauty wins. Beauty always wins.

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