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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:10 PM

 

GOP Convention Clusterfuckery afoot: Open carry with Neo-Nazis doing "security"

Petition for open carry at GOP Convention
https://www.change.org/p/quicken-loans-arena-allow-open-carry-of-firearms-at-the-quicken-loans-arena-during-the-rnc-convention-in-july-2

With neo-Nazis planning to go to Cleveland to confront anti-Trump protesters, the scene has been set for a potentially chaotic Republican National Convention next month. Police departments are already raising red flags about security at this year’s RNC, and one Republican delegate has told Politico that she fears for her personal safety.
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/its-going-to-be-far-more-dangerous-security-at-the-2016-rnc-has-all-the-makings-of-a-disaster/


What could possibly go wrong?

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Reply GOP Convention Clusterfuckery afoot: Open carry with Neo-Nazis doing "security" (Original post)
99th_Monkey Jun 2016 OP
Happyhippychick Jun 2016 #1
sofa king Jun 2016 #25
Happyhippychick Jun 2016 #31
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #34
NastyRiffraff Jun 2016 #2
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #3
99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #9
stevenleser Jun 2016 #17
AgadorSparticus Jun 2016 #18
stevenleser Jun 2016 #21
AgadorSparticus Jun 2016 #22
tblue37 Jun 2016 #28
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #19
stevenleser Jun 2016 #20
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #24
Hekate Jun 2016 #30
mcar Jun 2016 #4
99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #10
Straw Man Jun 2016 #5
grossproffit Jun 2016 #7
99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #11
Electric Monk Jun 2016 #6
John Poet Jun 2016 #8
libodem Jun 2016 #12
tblue37 Jun 2016 #29
caquillo Jun 2016 #35
okasha Jun 2016 #13
99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #16
Shrike47 Jun 2016 #26
99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #27
SaschaHM Jun 2016 #14
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #23
MineralMan Jun 2016 #15
Sunlei Jun 2016 #32
Orsino Jun 2016 #33

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:14 PM

1. Anyone going near that convention is nuts

yikes

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 12:25 AM

25. But the dude from Poison is gonna be there!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2016/06/29/rnc-confusion-boxing-champ-mike-tyson-reportedly-to-appear-but-donald-trump-says-he-wont-speak/

Convention-goers can content themselves with other aging sports legends, including retired college basketball coach Bobby Knight and retired NFL coach Mike Ditka. And for entertainment at some of the ancillary events surrounding the official confab, look for Journey, the Beach Boys, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Poison frontman Bret Michaels, Bloomberg reports. Other bands slated to perform at events in Cleveland include Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Surely that changed your mind. Surely.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 08:20 AM

31. 10 bucks says he drops out

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:45 AM

34. Even Ted Nugent scheduled something else then to be excused. . . nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:15 PM

2. Ugh

I was anticipating the Republican convention for entertainment value, but it's stopped being funny. This is damned dangerous.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:18 PM

3. I just got off the phone with my sister ...

 

she lives less than 5 miles from the arena; but more troubling, a (nearly) 100% Black neighborhood bordering the arena, with a major street connecting the arena to her community. If there is white supremacist problems, it will likely (possibily) spill over into her community.

for the fourth time in 3 weeks, I have implored her to come visit me in Arizona

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:39 PM

9. A wise move

 

"I have implored her to come visit me in Arizona"

Here's hoping your sister says safe.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:27 PM

17. Is it bad of me to hope that if the Neo-Nazis show up, the 100% black community

 

there shows them how much they "appreciate" them in close physical terms?

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:47 PM

18. Yes. It is bad. People will die.

I am worried for the folks there. This is frraking insane. This is a political convention. Not some mad max thunderdome extravaganza.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:51 PM

21. See my #20

 

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:53 PM

22. Sorry, didn't see that.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 03:18 AM

28. And all the violence would be blamed on the African Americans whose community was

essentially invaded by the gun-toting Neo-Nazis.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:47 PM

19. I lived in the community before I moved to Arizona ...

 

I have no doubt that should the neo-nazis show up, there will be film at 11:00 and the cable shows will cut away from the carnage overseas.

But having lived through a riot, it's not what I would like my sister to see again.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:50 PM

20. Of course I was being tongue in cheek. I was imagining them showing up

 

here in central Harlem. I doubt any of them would make it out alive. And I wouldn't shed a tear.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 12:11 AM

24. The area has the same racial composition as Central Harlem ... without the gentrification ...

 

there are about 20 "brick cities" (housing projects) and/or active gang zones between the arena and the nearest community that might be receptive to neo-Nazi thought.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 04:33 AM

30. I really hope she packs a bag and comes to stay with you for awhile. Really.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:20 PM

4. I hope any liberal protesters stay away

For their own safety.

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Response to mcar (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:40 PM

10. I quite agree. No need to add to the problem. nt

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:22 PM

5. There will never be open carry at the convention.

They would lose their insurance coverage, and the venue would cancel the event. The petition is a fraud. While some people may have signed that petition in good faith (if not good sense), the genesis and much of the support of the petition is pure trollery.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article68642767.html

I don't know if the Cleveland police or Ohio state police will be able to ban open carry in the "Event Zone." They will certainly try. Many of the other items they are banning in the Zone are otherwise legal, so whatever emergency provisions they are invoking could be applied to firearms as well.

Nowhere in either link do I see any reference to "Neo-Nazis doing 'security.'" Your headline is misleading.

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Response to Straw Man (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:38 PM

7. Yep. Utterly ridiculous petition.

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Response to Straw Man (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:42 PM

11. Neo-Nazis doing 'security'

 

I think the quotes around security address your concerns.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:25 PM

6. What could possibly go wrong?

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:36 PM

8. Sounds like a Secret Service nightmare...

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:48 PM

12. Cray cray

Bizzaro world. The Democrats have to be paying him off. He can't be the alternative. What a baffoon.

JEB! Will be magically anointed. I'm making odds. Place your bets here. 50/50

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Response to libodem (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 03:19 AM

29. Or Romney, or Ryan. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:05 AM

35. But would Jeb, Romney, or Ryan want to be the sacrificial lamb?

It would essentially end their political careers.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:06 PM

13. I thought the Secret Service

came down hard on this nitwittery months ago.

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Response to okasha (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:18 PM

16. I saw that too, 6-8 weeks ago: no open carry at GOP Conv.

 

The petition is no doubt some kind of push-back by the gun-humpers.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 12:40 AM

26. Actually, I think it's from evil liberals, trying to make a point about hypocrisy.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 12:52 AM

27. Or perhaps a joint effort.

 

Where's the NRA when you really need them?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:11 PM

14. Neo-Nazis in Cleveland....

I hope the residents are safe. According to the 2010 Census, it was 53% African American in 2010. I hope no one gets emboldened by Trump and attacks a resident.

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Response to SaschaHM (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:57 PM

23. With the exception of some lofts in the "Flats" and the downtown area ...

 

and a little gentrified section to the West (Tremont), the area for 5 miles in any direction is 100% Black (and Puerto Rican)

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:45 PM

15. Not happening.

No way. Simple.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 08:28 AM

32. interesting, google "The Hyperationalist" (petition starter) he's a blogger & has interviewed.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 08:33 AM

33. "Potentially chaotic" is putting it mildly.

They've decided to carry their sweaty nitrocellulose in the same rickety wagon as their burning crosses.

People are going to get hurt, unless enough wisely choose to stay away.

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