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No, but it's true that some Americans do behave this way... because they did. It's the No True Scotsman fallacy. It was a stupid thing to say of Biden. What I think he meant to say is that he wished no Americans behaved that way, but here we are.

Nothing personal, and I don't know you very well. Pardon me if I misunderstood your post.

But I can well understand why someone from a small monoculture in Europe wouldn't understand a huge and wildly diverse culture like the USA. There's relatively small extremist groups here that are much bigger than the entire country of Denmark. And even those extremist groups are more diverse than Denmark.
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One state, California, has about ten times the population of Denmark.

California has more Trump supporters than the entire population of Denmark. By a lot.
Tom

So what? All you need is one American who doesn't live up to it to disprove the statement
 

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One state, California, has about ten times the population of Denmark.

California has more Trump supporters than the entire population of Denmark. By a lot.
Tom

So what? All you need is one American who doesn't live up to it to disprove the statement

Lofty ideas only work if they're unanimous? So, any ideal drifting away from "humans have at least one pulse" or "body temperature of 98.6 plus or minus 30 degrees," maybe "at least 75 bones," is disproven?
Wait'll the guys in the Philosophy Dept. hear about this.
 

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One state, California, has about ten times the population of Denmark.

California has more Trump supporters than the entire population of Denmark. By a lot.
Tom

So what? All you need is one American who doesn't live up to it to disprove the statement

OK.
I'm trying to understand you. And I am.

Tom
 

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Video: American Airlines pilot says he'll divert plane and strand Trump supporters in Kansas if they don't 'behave'

A pilot on an American Airlines flight from Washington, DC, to Phoenix, threatened to divert the plane and strand unruly Trump fans in Kansas.

The flight was on Friday, two days after a mob of Trump supporters broke into the US Capitol, which derailed Congress's session and led to five deaths.

From the beginning of the flight, Videos show people chanting "USA" and "fight for Trump."

Trump supporter Mindy Robinson, who posted one video, described the plane as "full of patriots." One of the videos shows several passengers wearing what appear to be red Trump hats.

[TWEET]<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow. I’m on a plane full of patriots flying from DC to Phoenix and we started chanting “USA” ...and the Captain came on said told us he’d drop us off in Kansas if he had to if we didn’t obey their every single rule.<br><br>American Airlines is everything but American.<a href="https://twitter.com/AmericanAir?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AmericanAir</a> <a href="https://t.co/duFt2W90cc">pic.twitter.com/duFt2W90cc</a></p>— Mindy Robinson ???????????? (@iheartmindy) <a href="https://twitter.com/iheartmindy/status/1347630575159570442?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>[/TWEET]

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Tim Pool has had a solid erection for at least four days. And this cunt is very popular. Not a good thing. Because pointing out the fucking obvious has to be said nowadays.
 

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One state, California, has about ten times the population of Denmark.

California has more Trump supporters than the entire population of Denmark. By a lot.
Tom

So what? All you need is one American who doesn't live up to it to disprove the statement

Lofty ideas only work if they're unanimous? So, any ideal drifting away from "humans have at least one pulse" or "body temperature of 98.6 plus or minus 30 degrees," maybe "at least 75 bones," is disproven?
Wait'll the guys in the Philosophy Dept. hear about this.

You're missing the point. The whole idea with democracy is that individual citizens get to follow their own ideals and values. That's what we like about democracy. There's no, from above, imposed thoughts to think.

His statement is fundamentaly an anti-democratic statement.
 

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At what point does propaganda belief negate possession of ideals and values?

There were no Marching Orders from Trump. He just made enabling statements which when connected with propaganda belief ratchets up to: "Do It! Do it NOW!"

Not so sure humans have choice. Many just go with the flow which when it is semi-criminal or antisocial becomes mob behavior. Apologist attitudes by those opposing such behavior actually enables the behaviors exhibited.
 

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Lofty ideas only work if they're unanimous? So, any ideal drifting away from "humans have at least one pulse" or "body temperature of 98.6 plus or minus 30 degrees," maybe "at least 75 bones," is disproven?
Wait'll the guys in the Philosophy Dept. hear about this.

You're missing the point. The whole idea with democracy is that individual citizens get to follow their own ideals and values. That's what we like about democracy. There's no, from above, imposed thoughts to think.

His statement is fundamentaly an anti-democratic statement.

Have you forgotten that the “ideal” of these individuals is to overthrow a democratically elected government? What we like about democracy is that it’s not OK to do that, i.e. as Biden said, “that’s not who we are” as a nation.

I think we’re all wasting our keystrokes with you. I know I’m done.
 

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It makes me nervous when a democratically elected leader decides what it's citizens are thinking. Its thought policing. I understand that it's supposed to be inspirational. But to me it comes across as creepy.

George Bush did it right when he adressed the Iraqi who threw his shoe at Bush. Bush said that democracy is about differences of opinion.

You don’t seem to understand the difference between describing what they think and telling them what to think.

When I know as little about a subject as you obviously do, I ask questions; I don’t present a textbook example of Dunning Kruger.

So what is the difference? In this context. I can't see it

Maybe a little self reflection will help you to understand.

Are you currently using words in a way that you feel allows you to convey your meaning, or are you policing our thoughts? Now, apply that answer to the words Biden spoke.
 

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Lofty ideas only work if they're unanimous? So, any ideal drifting away from "humans have at least one pulse" or "body temperature of 98.6 plus or minus 30 degrees," maybe "at least 75 bones," is disproven?
Wait'll the guys in the Philosophy Dept. hear about this.

You're missing the point. The whole idea with democracy is that individual citizens get to follow their own ideals and values. That's what we like about democracy. There's no, from above, imposed thoughts to think.

His statement is fundamentaly an anti-democratic statement.

You have a very strange idea of the definition of democracy.
 

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Guy at the supermarket was predicting that if the Dems impeach, they will lose seats in the midterms.
I couldn't help asking, "So, you think actions should have consequences?"
"Damn straight!" he replied.
His buddy started tugging his sleeve. "Tom, maybe don't go there."
 

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Lofty ideas only work if they're unanimous? So, any ideal drifting away from "humans have at least one pulse" or "body temperature of 98.6 plus or minus 30 degrees," maybe "at least 75 bones," is disproven?
Wait'll the guys in the Philosophy Dept. hear about this.

You're missing the point. The whole idea with democracy is that individual citizens get to follow their own ideals and values. That's what we like about democracy. There's no, from above, imposed thoughts to think.

His statement is fundamentaly an anti-democratic statement.

Have you forgotten that the “ideal” of these individuals is to overthrow a democratically elected government? What we like about democracy is that it’s not OK to do that, i.e. as Biden said, “that’s not who we are” as a nation.

I think we’re all wasting our keystrokes with you. I know I’m done.

I'm sorry but you are now incoherent. None of that made any sense
 

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His statement is fundamentaly an anti-democratic statement.
Nope.

Your cherished misinterpretation of the intent is. But his isn't.

Toodles.

I get the intent. It's supposed to be inspirational. Nonsense fluff that sounds good. But what he's saying is that Americans aren't free to think their own thoughts. I know that's not what he means. But it is what he is saying.
 

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Trump’s farewell tour includes border wall stop at Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday

Eight days before reluctantly leaving office, President Donald Trump will visit the border in South Texas on Tuesday to tout partial construction of the massive wall he promised to deliver – far more than critics wanted, far less than he wanted, and none it funded by Mexico.

Not the actual Alamo but still, how tone deaf do you have to be? And if the raging narcissist wants to compare his current predicament as a last last stand, I suggest Little Bighorn as a more apt parallel.
 

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Trump’s farewell tour includes border wall stop at Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday

Eight days before reluctantly leaving office, President Donald Trump will visit the border in South Texas on Tuesday to tout partial construction of the massive wall he promised to deliver – far more than critics wanted, far less than he wanted, and none it funded by Mexico.

Not the actual Alamo but still, how tone deaf do you have to be?
"I stand here, at the Alamo rental booth of the Reagan Airport...."
 

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Trump’s farewell tour includes border wall stop at Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday

Eight days before reluctantly leaving office, President Donald Trump will visit the border in South Texas on Tuesday to tout partial construction of the massive wall he promised to deliver – far more than critics wanted, far less than he wanted, and none it funded by Mexico.

Not the actual Alamo but still, how tone deaf do you have to be?
"I stand here, at the Alamo rental booth of the Reagan Airport...."

I believe nowadays that's called "Rudy-ing it up"
 

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With so much beer holding, no one knows who is holding whose beers. Melania steps up to the plate.

*starts violin*
Poor Ole Melania Trump said:
I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week. I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me — from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.
Oh Melania... the most people spoke about you last weak was about a photo op. Otherwise, we didn't give a fuck that you even existed. People died, your husband (or his third wife) wanted to incite them more. That was what we cared about, you shallow person.

This insurrection was awful, but what I find even worse was that someone over cooked my steak to well done!
 

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With so much beer holding, no one knows who is holding whose beers. Melania steps up to the plate.

*starts violin*
Poor Ole Melania Trump said:
I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week. I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me — from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.
Oh Melania... the most people spoke about you last weak was about a photo op. Otherwise, we didn't give a fuck that you even existed. People died, your husband (or his third wife) wanted to incite them more. That was what we cared about, you shallow person.

This insurrection was awful, but what I find even worse was that someone over cooked my steak to well done!

"should not be used for personal gain"--you, Madame Trump, given who how you've led your life, and given the family you belong to, are hardly one to be whining about what should not be done for personal gain.
 

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With so much beer holding, no one knows who is holding whose beers. Melania steps up to the plate.

*starts violin*
Poor Ole Melania Trump said:
I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week. I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me — from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.
Oh Melania... the most people spoke about you last weak was about a photo op. Otherwise, we didn't give a fuck that you even existed. People died, your husband (or his third wife) wanted to incite them more. That was what we cared about, you shallow person.

This insurrection was awful, but what I find even worse was that someone over cooked my steak to well done!

It's an interesting statement in the sense that it says absolutely nothing. You can interpret that from whatever angle you want. Pointless.
 

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It's an interesting statement in the sense that it says absolutely nothing. You can interpret that from whatever angle you want. Pointless.

Presuming you're referring to Melania's statement, that's not really true.

A Trump is abjectly begging to change the subject from her husband's criminal behavior and talk about unity and healing.
It's a blatant attempt to dodge responsibility for the very recent history.
Tom
 

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Voice of America CEO Accused Of Fraud, Misuse Of Office All In One Week

Fresh crises and fresh challenges confront the Trump-appointed CEO of the parent of Voice of America, even with less than two weeks left of the Trump presidency.

To start, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia this week accused U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack of illegally funneling more than $4 million to his private documentary company through a not-for-profit that he also controls.

Then, five recent chiefs of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - appointed under Democratic and Republican administrations - jointly warned President-elect Joe Biden that Pack poses "a long-term threat to the credibility and professionalism of the five networks" he oversees.

And now Pack is now being accused of trying to propagandize the Voice of America by a group of whistleblowers. They take exception to a planned appearance by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at VOA's Washington headquarters on Monday, just nine days before the Biden administration begins.

Pompeo will soon be out of his job. And it's expected Pack will be replaced promptly as well. But he has sought to outlast his time in office by burrowing himself and conservative allies into boards that will steer Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. The not-for-profit broadcasters are all funded by the federal government through USAGM.
 

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The $3,000-a-month toilet for the Ivanka Trump/Jared Kushner Secret Service detail

Many U.S. Secret Service agents have stood guard in Washington’s elite Kalorama neighborhood, home over the years to Cabinet secretaries and former presidents. Those agents have had to worry about death threats, secure perimeters and suspicious strangers. But with the arrival of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, they had a new worry: finding a toilet.

Instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside the couple’s house, the Secret Service detail assigned to President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable restroom to use on the job, according to neighbors and law enforcement officials. After resorting to a porta-potty, as well as bathrooms at the nearby home of former president Barack Obama and the not-so-nearby residence of Vice President Pence, the agents finally found a toilet to call their own.

But it came at a cost to U.S. taxpayers. Since September 2017, the federal government has been spending $3,000 a month — more than $100,000 to date — to rent a basement studio, with a bathroom, from a neighbor of the Kushner family.

Fucking cunts.
 

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I think part of the impeachment should include having to pay for all future Secret Service protection detail.
 

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The $3,000-a-month toilet for the Ivanka Trump/Jared Kushner Secret Service detail

Many U.S. Secret Service agents have stood guard in Washington’s elite Kalorama neighborhood, home over the years to Cabinet secretaries and former presidents. Those agents have had to worry about death threats, secure perimeters and suspicious strangers. But with the arrival of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, they had a new worry: finding a toilet.

Instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside the couple’s house, the Secret Service detail assigned to President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable restroom to use on the job, according to neighbors and law enforcement officials. After resorting to a porta-potty, as well as bathrooms at the nearby home of former president Barack Obama and the not-so-nearby residence of Vice President Pence, the agents finally found a toilet to call their own.

But it came at a cost to U.S. taxpayers. Since September 2017, the federal government has been spending $3,000 a month — more than $100,000 to date — to rent a basement studio, with a bathroom, from a neighbor of the Kushner family.

Fucking cunts.

They steadfastly remained on brand until the shitter end.
 

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Funny with Biden saying that what the MAGA guys did is unamerican. "It's not what we are". I'm sorry, but yes it is. If it wasn't, they wouldn't have done it.
I don't want to get involved in all the twisty little passages in this sub-debate, but Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research sides with DrZoidberg.
"The behavior we witnessed in the U.S. Capitol is entirely un-American," read a statement from a bipartisan and bicameral group of elected officials that included Senators Joe Manchin, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, and Mark Warner as well as Representatives Josh Gottheimer and Tom Reed. [Many others including former Presidents Bush and Carter concurred.]
... [But] to say that this is not part of America, American politics, and American history is a bald-faced denial. But the denial is normal. In the aftermath of catastrophes, when have Americans commonly admitted who we are? The heartbeat of America is denial.

In March 1783, Continental Army officers plotted mutiny against the Confederation Congress until George Washington convinced the officers to remain loyal. In 1861, pro-slavery insurrectionists assembled at the U.S. Capitol to stop the counting of electoral votes for Abraham Lincoln. The Civil War came, lasting until 1865. White terrorists laid siege to the county courthouse in Colfax, Louisiana, on Easter Sunday 1873, and violently overthrew the local parish government, massacring roughly 150 Black people in the process. On September 14, 1874, the White League violently attempted to overthrow the newly elected governor of Louisiana in the Battle of Liberty Place, in New Orleans. White terrorists rioted; destroyed ballot boxes; and intimidated, wounded, and murdered Black voters in Alabama's Barbour County on Election Day in 1874, securing victories for their candidates.

In 1898, white supremacists murdered dozens of Black people and violently overthrew the democratically elected and interracial government of Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1921 ... In 1933 ... on February 25, 1956 ... [et cetera] ...

On January 6, 2021, as the siege occurred at the U.S. Capitol, officials in several states, including New Mexico, Georgia, and Colorado, evacuated state capitols to protect against the gathering mobs. The crowds, on that day, breached the gate to the grounds of the governor's mansion in Washington State.
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In a fall 2020 survey, 54 percent of Americans said that their nation is the greatest in the world, with 80 percent of Republicans and 35 percent of Democrats expressing this sentiment. In January 2020, the majority of Americans said in a survey that the United States embodies the grandeur of gender equality, happiness, health consciousness, and public health. Nearly four in 10 Americans said that their nation promotes income equality. But America's actual standing in the world tells a different story on these issues and others. The life expectancy of Americans is shorter than for people in other rich countries that spend far less on health care.... Police in the U.S. kill their fellow citizens at significantly higher rates than in any other rich country. The United States has the largest incarcerated population per capita in the world....

If you can look at the carnage and respond That's not us, then you'll consider it to be an anomaly. Humans -- like nations -- are not going to perform radical surgery on cancers that they don't think are part of them. Instead of seeing white supremacists as the greatest domestic-terror threat of our time, too many see them as marginal actors. Thus, the marginal response to the carnage. Thus, the carnage continues.
In his article, Mr. Kendi calls attention to the video "this is America" by Childish Gambino.
 

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This is semantic arguing. It’s like saying inciting an insurrection is Presidential behavior because a President has done it. That’s not what people mean by the word and to argue otherwise is simply being disingenuous.
 

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This is semantic arguing. It’s like saying inciting an insurrection is Presidential behavior because a President has done it. That’s not what people mean by the word and to argue otherwise is simply being disingenuous.

That's not my criticism of the statement. Biden is a democratically elected leader. He shouldn't be telling his voters what they are or how they should think. That's something we associate with authoritarian regimes. In democracies people are supposed to be thinking for themselves. To decide for themselves what values they want to uphold. Citizenship in a democracy is never qualified. A citizen will never lose their citizenship based on what opinions or values they uphold. That's the whole point of a democracy.

Saying that such and such is unamerican is an anti-democratic thing to say. It fundamentally goes against what a democracy is.

But I agree it is quibbling over semantics. I don't think he really meant it. It was something that sounds good, like saying you are for freedom. He won't be the first politician who talks a lot of shit. So I'm not truly upset about it. I just think it's funny that this is the first thing out of his mouth when talking about an attempted authoritarian coup attempt in a democratic country. He's telling us that he has no idea how democracy works. Even though I think he really does. This is what he is saying.
 

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This is semantic arguing. It’s like saying inciting an insurrection is Presidential behavior because a President has done it. That’s not what people mean by the word and to argue otherwise is simply being disingenuous.

That's not my criticism of the statement. Biden is a democratically elected leader. He shouldn't be telling his voters what they are or how they should think. That's something we associate with authoritarian regimes. In democracies people are supposed to be thinking for themselves. To decide for themselves what values they want to uphold. Citizenship in a democracy is never qualified. A citizen will never lose their citizenship based on what opinions or values they uphold. That's the whole point of a democracy.

Saying that such and such is unamerican is an anti-democratic thing to say. It fundamentally goes against what a democracy is.

But I agree it is quibbling over semantics. I don't think he really meant it. It was something that sounds good, like saying you are for freedom. He won't be the first politician who talks a lot of shit. So I'm not truly upset about it. I just think it's funny that this is the first thing out of his mouth when talking about an attempted authoritarian coup attempt in a democratic country. He's telling us that he has no idea how democracy works. Even though I think he really does. This is what he is saying.

Like any other person he's simply airing his thoughts in the agora. He's not advocating insurrection. He's not living in a delusional fantasy land of QAnon and Conspiracy. He's not advocating or inciting violence. I'm certain based on his behavior that he understands and embraces the democratic process. The same cannot be demonstrated in the case of the "stop the steal" crowd.
 

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This is semantic arguing. It’s like saying inciting an insurrection is Presidential behavior because a President has done it. That’s not what people mean by the word and to argue otherwise is simply being disingenuous.

That's not my criticism of the statement. Biden is a democratically elected leader. He shouldn't be telling his voters what they are or how they should think. That's something we associate with authoritarian regimes. In democracies people are supposed to be thinking for themselves. To decide for themselves what values they want to uphold. Citizenship in a democracy is never qualified. A citizen will never lose their citizenship based on what opinions or values they uphold. That's the whole point of a democracy.

Saying that such and such is unamerican is an anti-democratic thing to say. It fundamentally goes against what a democracy is.

But I agree it is quibbling over semantics. I don't think he really meant it. It was something that sounds good, like saying you are for freedom. He won't be the first politician who talks a lot of shit. So I'm not truly upset about it. I just think it's funny that this is the first thing out of his mouth when talking about an attempted authoritarian coup attempt in a democratic country. He's telling us that he has no idea how democracy works. Even though I think he really does. This is what he is saying.

Like any other person he's simply airing his thoughts in the agora. He's not advocating insurrection. He's not living in a delusional fantasy land of QAnon and Conspiracy. He's not advocating or inciting violence. I'm certain based on his behavior that he understands and embraces the democratic process. The same cannot be demonstrated in the case of the "stop the steal" crowd.

I never claimed Biden was a member of QAannon
 

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Like any other person he's simply airing his thoughts in the agora. He's not advocating insurrection. He's not living in a delusional fantasy land of QAnon and Conspiracy. He's not advocating or inciting violence. I'm certain based on his behavior that he understands and embraces the democratic process. The same cannot be demonstrated in the case of the "stop the steal" crowd.

I never claimed Biden was a member of QAannon
Obviously. Maybe Biden is just mentally happier and materially more secure than his perceived foes and so doesn't need the crazy.

The capitol rioters were obviously afraid and angry about something. Is it that they simply lost a contest and are unable to emotionally deal with that reality? Maybe it's that simple. But they act like they are angry and afraid, and further it's as if they are projecting their anger and fear, and in the process inventing fantasy. It's just weird, but it is real.
 

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This is semantic arguing. It’s like saying inciting an insurrection is Presidential behavior because a President has done it. That’s not what people mean by the word and to argue otherwise is simply being disingenuous.
Yeah, the A Day without Stupid was meant for Trump Admin actions, not bad arguments.
 

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Sen. Tuberville at the plate.

article said:
“We probably could have had a swearing-in and inauguration later after we got this virus behind us a little bit,” Tuberville told WKRG in Mobile. “Again, we’re talking about Washington, D.C.”
This wasn't his first at bat.

After his election, he botched the three branches of government in another interview.

“Our government wasn’t set up for one group to have all three branches of government — wasn’t set up that way,” Tuberville said. “You know, the House, the Senate, and the executive.”
 

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This is semantic arguing. It’s like saying inciting an insurrection is Presidential behavior because a President has done it. That’s not what people mean by the word and to argue otherwise is simply being disingenuous.
Yeah, the A Day without Stupid was meant for Trump Admin actions, not bad arguments.

Several Days without Stupid's tweets--rather a relief. I am somewhat dazed by the cessation.
 

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Sen. Tuberville at the plate.

article said:
“We probably could have had a swearing-in and inauguration later after we got this virus behind us a little bit,” Tuberville told WKRG in Mobile. “Again, we’re talking about Washington, D.C.”
This wasn't his first at bat.

After his election, he botched the three branches of government in another interview.

“Our government wasn’t set up for one group to have all three branches of government — wasn’t set up that way,” Tuberville said. “You know, the House, the Senate, and the executive.”

It's stupid but I have to wonder about the stupidity of those who would elect a zero-experience former football coach as a fucking US Senator.

Another story on this guy. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/tommy-tuberville-inauguration/index.html
 

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Turberville is the senator Giuliani tried to call during the Capitol siege to get him to stall the certification.
 

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Sen. Tuberville at the plate.


This wasn't his first at bat.

It's stupid but I have to wonder about the stupidity of those who would elect a zero-experience former football coach as a fucking US Senator.

Another story on this guy. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/tommy-tuberville-inauguration/index.html
Actually College Football is probably the state of Alabama's second or third largest industry.

I do not find that plausible.

WTF would the first one or two be??
 

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Sen. Tuberville at the plate.


This wasn't his first at bat.

It's stupid but I have to wonder about the stupidity of those who would elect a zero-experience former football coach as a fucking US Senator.

Another story on this guy. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/tommy-tuberville-inauguration/index.html

I know, right?:

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/417372-ocasio-cortez-hits-back-at-republicans-for-drooling-over-footage-of-her-to

During a livestream earlier in the day, Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats should "work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate and the House." The branches of government are the executive, judicial and legislative.

Not a zero experience former football coach exactly, but a zero-experience former bartender. It's all good though.
 

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I know, right?:

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/417372-ocasio-cortez-hits-back-at-republicans-for-drooling-over-footage-of-her-to

During a livestream earlier in the day, Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats should "work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate and the House." The branches of government are the executive, judicial and legislative.

Not a zero experience former football coach exactly, but a zero-experience former bartender. It's all good though.

My pet peeve is referring to The House of Representatives as "Congress", when in fact Congress is both the House and the Senate.

Nevertheless, regardless of political affiliation, discussing such brain farts as if they're important is superficial and dumb.
Tom
 
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