The American right wing is broken. Beyond repair.
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The right wing in America is broken.
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I really don't know the path forward to unity.
Fox News—not social media, not think tanks—is the primal source of racism, xenophobia, polarization, and reckless lying in American media. Until we somehow put a stop to this, it will be hard to ever recover the country we used to have. Not a perfect country by any stretch, but at least one where we all had a roughly similar idea of what was true and were willing to talk openly about it. Rupert Murdoch has earned billions of dollars for destroying American politics, and he’ll keep doing it until the money hose goes away. Let’s start turning it off.
-- Kevin Drum
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Good. Fanatics have perverted the Second Amendment from a bulwark of state liberty against imposing power of a standing army into a Death Cult.
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Stop the Steal. Lie. Dangerous Lie. The Big Lie from which the violence flowed and will continue to flow.
This is how democracy dies.
Everyone and anyone who still mouths the Stop-The-Steal Lie should not be tolerated .
Those who told the lie, promoted the lie, must either recant or be shunned. They must say:
"Biden won fair and square."
Everyone from that gal you know from the store to your uncle, or brother or mother; from Ted Cruz to Tucker Carelson and Laure Ingram. They all must recant. Or be shunned.
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Better late than never. And I mean that.
At this moment, with that violent fascist STILL in the White House, and the Republican party STILL enabling the Big Lie (Grosse Luge) that the election was stolen,
I say, "Come on in, the water is fine."
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Whatever. Trump -- at best -- treasonously incited a mob to attack Congress. Most likely, he -- and those around him -- attempted a violent coup d'etat.
A bird in had is worth two in the bush. Trump. Must. Go.
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Everyone knows this. Thus, everyone who goes to the widely-known armed protest will be presumed to be armed and dangerous. In league with terrorists and traitors.
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Simply put: you are either with Trump and Insurrection, or you are with America.
Tomorrow, those in Congress are going to show which side they are on.
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Every American has the right to peaceably assemble to petition to the government for a redress of their grievances. I bid all Godspeed in that endeavor. IOW, go and protest all you like.
But remember: no one has the right to violently protest. No one.
After what happened last Wednesday and why, be aware going to armed protest for the same reasons that the traitors and terrorists did, all those who go are putting themselves in mortal danger.
There will be violence. Started by traitors and terrorists. And all who go will be part of that armed crowd.
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Like Nazis, they have to document everything;
Trump Family, Meadows, Guilfoyle, et al., Festively Watching Capitol Assault at Their Private Party
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Because as more news drips out between today and Monday, it will be all too clear that Republican Senators will have no choice but to join the Democrats and remove a very dangerous man from the Office of the Presidency.
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Lets be clear: the best case for Trump is he incites the riot that killed four, one of whom was a cop.
That's the best case.
The more probable case: he tried a coup d'etat.
Either way, there is no way forward with traitors. Trump is a traitor. Half of Republicans support the attack on on Teusday. It is fair to assume that ANY Republican or Trump defender must clarify to us where they stand.
Simply put, you are either with Trump and Insurrection, or you are with America.
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Where were the national guard? More precisely, why did the Gov of Maryland not get the go ahead from the Secretary of Defense for HOURS?
This sure look like a coup attempt. From the White House.
Remember: Failed coups seem ridiculous, successful ones are terrifying.
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In 2004, when he was 20 years old, Tarrio was convicted of theft. He was sentenced to three years of probation, community service, and ordered to pay restitution. In 2013, Tarrio was sentenced to 30 months (of which he spent 16) in federal prison for rebranding and reselling stolen medical devices
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Regarding conservative Chriistians:
Didn't some guy one say "No man can serve two masters: for either he. will hate the one, and love the other; or else. he will hold to the one, and despise the other, Ye cannot serve God and mammon"?
By that measure, there has only been one Christian. And they caught him and crucified him--early.
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"Never Interfere With an Enemy While He’s in the Process of Destroying Himself."
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Republicans got nothin' to say about China. 'Cause their boy, Trump, just loves Russia.
And they are silent.
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McCarthyism was about finding Communists out to harm US interests.
No. McCarthyism was about using anti-Communist fear-mongering to attack ones's DOMESTIC political opponents and gain DOMESTIC power thereby.
McCarthyism harmed US interests, because it weakened our country.
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22 people died on Wednesday. Out of a population of just under 52 million.
Here, in the US, over 3,600 died the same day. We have, what, 6.5-ish times the population of South Korea.
So, doing the math, 6.5 ish times 22 = 135.
If the US had the same mortality rate, we'd have 135 /3,600 which equal: what the hell is wrong with my country?!
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822 cases in a metropolitan area with, what?, 23 million people.
Gawd. I wish we had those numbers in CA.
Must be nice. Living in a civilized country.
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Now, American tend to not like such strong-arming. So no states will be that restrictive.
Most reasonable states will promote a civic minded campaign to get vacinated, wear masks, social distance.
And most people in those reasonable states will mostly comply.
The unreasonable states will have higher morality rates. But the selfish, unpatriotic Covid Truthers will ignore the date. Just as they ignore all data they don't want to believe. Because the are in a Cult.
More of them will die, because probabiliy and math. But they don't care. Because theirs is a Death Cult.
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All 50 states require vaccinations for public school students.
So, yeah, any American can chose to not get vaccinated for Covid. And any state can pass a laws restricting those who refuse from
-- going to work
-- going to school
-- using public transport (including roads)
and pretty much anything, except leaving their home to go for a walk.
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I think were Trump wise, he'd barter for reprieve in exchange for silence.
Trump is not wise.
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Democracy is about process, not result. Just so we are clear:
The Republican President and 2/3 of House Republicans support power over process.
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What country is this again?
It's not the country. America has been for quite some time a 30/30/40 country.
30% Republican. 30% Democrat. 40% Don't Care.
The same goes for most of our peers.
The problem is the Republican party.
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Real men admit when they've made a mistake. Fauci is a real man.
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Good. RIght on time. 'Cause we're buying time. Until we get 80% vaccinated, this is how it will go.
Cases spike, we clamp down. Cases, subside, clamp down subsides. Rinse and repeat. Until we get a vaccine.
The sad thing about all this is how mentally unprepared many of my fellow Californians and Americans are for the reality of a pandemic disease. The causes are many: ignorance, poverty, paranoia, religious fervor. But it all comes down to the same thing: reckless behavior.
And Covid Don't Care.™ It will infect you whether you understand it or not. It will kill you whether you believe its a thing or not.
Compare Japan and South Korea with the US death rates, and you cannot help but feel ashamed.
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I am so happy Biden won. So far, the US has about 150,00o dead that we ought to have had.
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And going forward, Trump will continue to claim the election was stolen, bla bla bla.
And his cult will believe him. That's half of the Republican party, BTW. That's 15% of Americans.
Crazy, conspiracy wierdos. Just like the John Birchers. Again, who were 15% of the party back in the day.
I think its possible that Trump will break the Republican party in half. Fox *ews has abandoned him, and MAGA, OANN, and the Newsmax crowd is screeming bloody murder.
That is, the Right Wing Noise Machine is fracturing. yeah, internet.
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