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January 30, 2021

Being black, I am confused about what rights these insurrectionists claimed they were fighting for

Watching CNN profiling some of these insurrectionists. Ex cops, Ex military, business owners, ex local politicians

One guy - who claims to have made millions in ECommerce, after storming the capitol, posted that 2 people were dead and they needed all patriots to come and fight for their rights or it would be taken away.

Uhm, I am truly confused. A bunch of privileged white men declaring they have to fight for their rights? All the while with the audacity of not only storming the Capitol, recording it and posting it to social media. No fear about what could happen to them. Hey its not like they had fear of being choked to death, or shot. Even after their failed coup, many are released on home release. imagine that. Black and Brown folks are still getting jammed up for minor shit. Kaleif Browder was in jail for 3 years for allegedly stealing a backpack. So much for right to speedy trial. These folks are getting to go home to their moms.

Yeah, I'm so confused. Exactly what rights are being taken away from them again? Has anyone asked them? I'd sure love to hear their answers.


January 30, 2021

MTG should not resign. Should not be kicked out. Let them keep her.

They think this is a winning message. Just like they thought trump was a winner.
Hang that fool (I wanted to call her something else) around their necks From now until next year. Beat the drum that MTG is who they are. Expose all the crazy treasonous shit. People dying in fires - and this fool thinks it was a space laser or other dumb shit. Yes keep her right there. This will play very well next year.

January 30, 2021

A president getting a kiss from his wife. Lol, Brian Williams throwing shade again

He ended his program tonight talking about the return of what the presidency used to look like, he mentioned dogs being back at the White House, the president calmly taking questions from reporters, without berating anyone. Then he showed President Biden getting a kiss from the First Lady before he took off today.

We never saw that during the trump years.

January 28, 2021

"She's a good spokesperson for the republicans" -. QAnon nut MTG constituents in NW Georgia

There you have it. The people that sent her to Washington, think she's a good spokesperson for republicans. So this is the republican party in a nutshell. Pun in intended. Just saw that comment by one of her supporters. They are not phased by her Facebook posts.
Harassing a teen that witnessed the brutal murder of his friends, is not off limits as far as they are concerned. No peace can be made with these cretins. There can be no unity with people that think this kind of behavior is OK.

January 27, 2021

Re: The GOP -This is who they are. They are not afraid.

I keep hearing that they won't part ways with trump because they are afraid of the base.
I'm just gobsmacked. Say what?

I have been in this black body over 40 years. Ive seen and heard horrendous things done to black folks and poor folks. Yet, we carry on.
When people marched for dignity and for their very lives and the lives of their loved ones, some of these very people were dismissive, proving black lives do not matter to them. Now these folks with their cushy jobs, are afraid? Convenient excuse.

Now, allegedly they are afraid? Nope, I don't think so. They are willing to go along with insurrectionists, white supremacists because this is who they are. These people just say what they won't say out loud. The only thing they are afraid of is losing their perks or status as a congressman/woman or senator. The financial rewards that come along with those positions. That's what they are afraid of losing.

They could put a stop to this and make sure these deplorables go back to the rocks they were hiding under. They won't, because they are just as deplorable. It has nothing to do with fear.

January 26, 2021

Biden administration exploring ways to speed up Harriet Tubman $20 bill. Will racists burn it?

The idiots have cut up and burnt nikes and other items that have tried to foster equality and justice. I'd like to see if they will throw their $20 bills away. Lol.

January 22, 2021

The trump defense will be the new Twinkie defense?

Trump made me do it, will probably be heard for many years to come in court rooms.

January 22, 2021

Some of the violent crimes committed by Qanon

This is an excerpt from an artcle in October - which talked about congressmen that voted no to condemn Qanon
Because QAnon is so over the top, it is easy to dismiss it as a fringe confined to the darkest places on the internet. But that is far from true. There have been multiple violent incidents inspired by QAnon, and at least one murder. Moreover, QAnon has been hijacking the serious issue of child trafficking. In August, QAnon supporters held rallies in more than 200 cities across the country under the banners of “Save the Children” and “Freedom for Children” — language that makes the conspiracy theory seem more palatable for newcomers.
[link:https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/qanon-conspiracy-theory-save-children-pennsylvania-congress-resolution-condemning-20201006.html|

April 2020: A man is charged with intentionally derailing a freight train near the navy hospital ship Mercy in Los Angeles.
Eduardo Moreno, a train engineer from San Pedro, California, “admitted during an interview that he had run the train beyond the track because he believed the Mercy was part of suspicious activities involving the coronavirus”, according to prosecutors, the Los Angeles Times reported.

3 July 2020: Corey Hurren, a reservist in the Canadian Rangers, allegedly rams a truck through the gates of the prime minister’s residence in Ottawa.

March 2019: In Staten Island, a 24-year-old man allegedly murders a leader in the Gambino crime family.
Weeks before the alleged killing, Comello was in New York City, attempting to make a citizen’s arrest of the city’s mayor, as well as the Democratic congresspeople Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff, the Staten Island Advance reported.

June 2018: An Arizona resident blocks a bridge near the Hoover Dam with an armored vehicle. He later pleads guilty to a terrorism charge.
Matthew Wright was unhappy that Trump had not yet made the mass arrests QAnon supporters had anticipated, the Arizona Republic reported. Police said Wright had two military-style rifles, two handguns and 900 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle,
][link:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/15/qanon-violence-crimes-timeline|

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