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Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:41 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 03 December 2020 - 06:54 PM, said:

These people have no idea how the election process works but are suddenly experts on how it can be subverted and cheated based on some imaginary system.

They know how it was done -- the computers were hacked by way of the 5G microchips that control their operators and which were injected with vaccines.
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Posted 06 December 2020 - 02:10 PM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 05 December 2020 - 02:41 PM, said:

They know how it was done -- the computers were hacked by way of the 5G microchips that control their operators and which were injected with vaccines.

But where do chem trails fall into this?

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 02:17 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 06 December 2020 - 02:10 PM, said:

But where do chem trails fall into this?

That's what the silver monoliths in the desert are for: enhance contrail fumes.
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:32 PM

View Postandydp, on 06 December 2020 - 02:17 PM, said:

That what the silver monoliths in the desert were for. Enhance contrail fumes.

Ahhh! It all comes together....

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:38 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 06 December 2020 - 03:32 PM, said:

Ahhh! It all comes together....

I also think there’s a correlation between the Gatorade symbol and 5G. The fonts are the same indicating mind control ingredients that work with 5G fumes.

(Just as nuts as anything else out there.)
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.
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“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”

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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 06:40 PM

View Postandydp, on 06 December 2020 - 03:38 PM, said:

I also think there’s a correlation between the Gatorade symbol and 5G. The fonts are the same indicating mind control ingredients that work with 5G fumes.

(Just as nuts as anything else out there.)

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" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 10:06 AM

The Small Penis Brigade brought their compensation devices for a loud, screaming protest at the home of the person in charge of Michigan's elections. They felt the need to wave their dildos around and yell obscenities with a 4-year old child in the home. As I've said often, these people are sick.

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A crowd of armed individuals swarmed outside the home of Michigan top election official on Saturday night, verbally attacking her with President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud.

“As my four-year-old son and I were finishing up decorating the house for Christmas on Saturday night, and he was about to sit down and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas, dozens of armed individuals stood outside my home shouting obscenities and chanting into bullhorns in the dark of night,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s said in a statement.

Without directly mentioning Trump or his legal team, who have been on a crusade to falsely claim President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive electoral win was caused by voter fraud, Benson asserted that the incident was an “extension of the noise and clouded efforts to spread false information about the security and accuracy of our elections that we’ve all endured in the month since the polls closed on November 3.”

“….those unhappy with the results of this election have perpetuated an unprecedented, dangerous, egregious campaign erode the public’s confidence in the results of one of the most secure, accessible and transparent elections in our state’s history,” the state official said.

Benson’s announcement also struck a defiant note.

“Nothing about the incessant and graphic threats made outside my home, or those that flood my social media accounts, will deter me, my team, or the more than 1,600 election administrators across the state of Michigan from doing our jobs,” she said.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 12:18 PM

Kelly Loeffler aids the assault on democracy with her awkward silence, a stance she learned from almost every other Congressional Republican.

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) refused to admit that President Donald Trump lost the election during a Sunday night debate, a day after Trump falsely declared himself the winner of the state at her and Sen. David Perdue’s (R-GA) campaign rally.

Loeffler got the first question of the night, about whether she believed that the election was rigged and supported Trump’s call for the legislature to hold a special session to somehow overturn the results.

“It’s vitally important that Georgians trust our election process,” Loeffler said, largely ignoring the question. “The President has every right to every legal recourse, and that’s what’s taking place, but I’ve called for investigations.”

She did not directly respond to the followup question about whether the election was rigged, instead pointing out that the New Georgia Project is under investigation. Reverend Raphael Warnock, her opponent, formerly ran the organization, which Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has named as being investigated for possible voter registration fraud. The group’s CEO called his allegations “bogus,” saying that the incident in question involved a volunteer sending a registration reminder to the wrong address by mistake.

Later on in the night, during a segment in which the candidates asked each other questions directly, Warnock pushed Loeffler to admit that Trump had lost the election.

She again repeated an iteration of her line about Trump having the right to legal recourse, and said that she’d called for a signature audit, a recent rallying point for Republicans trying to stay on Trump’s good side by casting doubt on the election while showing his base that they’re trying to reform the system for the runoff.

Damn, is that Kelly or Kellyanne?
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 03:34 PM

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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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Its theorized if you put enough monkeys together with typewriters, eventually they'll write Shakespeare. But first, they write Trump speeches.

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When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. Marcus Tullius Cicero


What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.

Donald Trump

"... I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better."
Pres Donald J Trump, Joint Base Andrews 1/20/21


I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 05:00 PM

Political motivated firing of whistle blowers with civil service employment protections is all in a day's work for the fascists.

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President Donald Trump’s far-right appointee to the U.S. Agency for Global Media intends to do another staff purge just before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Michael Pack wants to oust agency officials he put on administrative leave from Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, CNBC said, citing information from a Democratic aide on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

According to the report, the human resources department in the agency is fighting back because civil servant employment protections should protect anyone associated with a whistleblower complaint against Pack.

In September, six whistleblowers came forward to allege misconduct by Pack in a 32-page complaint. Politico reported that the filing “accuses top officials at the taxpayer-funded media group of abusing their authority, violating the law and mismanaging the organization.”

One accusation even cites Pack telling an aide to “research on the voting history of at least one employee at the media agency.” That’s a blatant violation of civil servant protections.

Security clearance lawyer Mark Zaid represents those on administrative leave and according to his understanding, this purge is forthcoming. He wouldn’t comment further, however.

Pack already tried to fire the leaders of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is already meeting with ousted former officials.


I think the Biden and Congressional Democrats need to prosecute Pack for violating federal law. Make him an example, preferably one of many.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 05:10 PM

Another Republican says the quiet part out loud: Democratic presidents should be blocked from naming appointees if Republicans control the Senate.

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In a recent interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Brendan Carr, said it would be “valuable” for Senate Republicans to block President-elect Joe Biden from appointing a new FCC chairperson. That way, the GOP can “forestall” Biden’s agenda in the agency, including restoring net neutrality so that corporations can’t charge companies for an equal presence on the internet.

In short, if Republicans win Georgia’s runoff elections on January 5, they could stall a vote for Biden’s new pick for the FCC head. If this happens, Biden won’t be able to seat someone to help implement his agenda.

“But I think it would be very valuable to … help forestall what really would be billions of dollars worth of economic damage that I think a Democrat FCC would look to jam through from day one in January or February,” Carr said.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 09:39 AM

View PostLFC, on 02 December 2020 - 02:14 PM, said:

It just doesn't end. Trump along with (and probably lead by) a pile of enablers is still trying to create the imperial presidency where he can fire a whole new classification of career civil servants for saying anything he doesn't like. The is aided and abetted by a variety of Republicans so I'm not dropping this one solely in his loser lap.He's not bright enough to have come up with or drive this on his own. Here's the opener but if you read the entire piece you'll see that this is clearly a Republican Party driven policy to take over the civil service much like they took over the courts.

Here's a lot more detail. This is big. It would turn over more than a century of precedence (something the radical right wing of SCOTUS is just itching to do on a number of topics), politicize a vast number of bureaucratic federal positions, and obliterate government competency. Again we see that the Republicans call government the problem and then proceed to work as hard as they can to fulfill their prophecy.

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As we continue reporting on the Trump administration’s closing attack against federal employees, experts and lawyers repeatedly cite an unusually old law: The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883.

The law ended the spoils system and marked the beginning of the United States’ system of formalized, merit-based hiring for federal jobs.

And its relevance today shows just how ambitious Trump’s closing attack is: His executive order in October establishing a “Schedule F” of the civil service, as we reported last week, could strip job protections including appeal rights from thousands of federal employees engaged in the policymaking process.

Whether the administration will in fact be able to pull that off remains unclear. Politically appointed leaders around the executive branch would have to act quickly to assemble and reclassify lists of civil servants who they think ought to be easier to fire at will before Joe Biden takes office.

But even if they don’t — even if no career civil service employee is re-classified and canned before Joe Biden takes office — Trump’s executive order could serve as a legal marker for future challenges against America’s longstanding federal hiring and firing rules.

“Case by case, litigation has been chipping away at the existing understanding of the merit system and, especially, the protection of the unions,” Donald Kettl, a professor of public policy at UT Austin, told me.

The rightward shift of the federal judiciary has certainly helped this cause, Kettle said, “But, in addition, there’s a strong but not well-explored argument that the merit system, with its tenure protections, is unconstitutional.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 09:41 AM

Republicans are out to politicize and destroy the Pentagon as well.

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A member of the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board quit in protest on Monday after Trump loyalists Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie were appointed to the board last week.

“My service to the Department of Defense was a service to the country, not to a party. I hereby tender my resignation,” Steve Blank, the member, told acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller in his resignation letter, per CNN.

Blank slammed the administration’s decision to fire several of the board members before installing Lewandowski and Bossie, who served as Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and deputy campaign manager, respectively.

“The abrupt termination of more than half of the Defense Business Board and their replacement with political partisans has now put the nation’s safety and security at risk,” Blank wrote.

The stunning appointments followed a sweeping purge that saw nine people get ousted from the traditionally nonpartisan board.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 09:55 AM

Raffensberger burnishes his partisan hack credentials as he tries to play the "both sides" card. In fact he blamed Stacy Abrams for Trump's firehose of lies, court cases without evidence, and requests that state government overthrow election results. Seriously? He was clearly happy with pushing a massively flawed voter purge list and now this. He's no better than the rest, just a bit more savvy.

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican who’s had his name tarred by the President, his state’s governor and its two senators for refusing to parrot baseless election fraud accusations, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Sunday arguing that President Donald Trump is simply running the “Stacey Abrams playbook.”

He compared Trump’s post-election lying, refusal to concede and attempt to get the election overturned to Abrams’ 2018 speech calling out her opponent, the triumphant Gov. Brian Kemp, for pinning his “hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote.” Abrams said then that to concede would be to acknowledge that an action was “right, true or proper,” something she could not do.

Raffensperger on Sunday argued that this is exactly the same as what Trump is up to in 2020.

“Establishing a playbook that President Trump is following to the letter now, Ms. Abrams refused to concede, announced that she would launch major litigation against Georgia’s election system, and began collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from donors convinced the election had been stolen from her,” Raffensperger wrote, outlining the thesis of his argument.


Here's some of the differences between the two cases.Clearly Raffensberger knows this. He just couldn't help himself and had to lie. He's a Republican. It's what they do.

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On Raffensperger’s second point, the “major litigation” was not an attempt by Abrams to overturn the election à la the dozens of flimsy lawsuits filed by Trump’s campaign and allied lawyers in swing states he lost — almost all of which have been laughed out of court. Abrams’ was a lawsuit filed by her then-new organization Fair Fight to reform voter registration, ballot access and ballot counting processes going forward.

“Since then, [Abrams] has spent her efforts expanding access to the ballot and promoting and encouraging a robust and participatory democracy,” Perez said of the disparate legal efforts. “Whereas what we’re seeing now are efforts to get ballots discounted and thrown out, efforts to get rules in place to make it harder for people to cast ballots that count.”

The fundraising too was for Fair Fight, which has since become the best-funded political action committee in Georgia. It was not, as in Trump’s case, a sneaky way to funnel supporters’ money into a slush-fund under the guise of helping him overturn the election.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 10:21 AM

As predicted the rhetoric continues to amp up from official channels with the Arizona Republican Party now calling this a fight to the death. The MAGAts need an ever bigger fix especially now that they're going through withdrawal. Republicans are happy to give it to them even if it means calling for outright war on America.

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The Arizona Republican Party has asked supporters if they’re ready to fight to the death in support of President Donald Trump’s doomed attempts to cling on to the presidency despite last month’s election loss. The state Republican Party made the apparent call to arms on its official Twitter account late Monday while quote-tweeting an account with #StopTheSteal in its name—the latest rallying cry of Trump’s supporters. That account wrote: “I am willing to give my life for this fight.” In its quote-tweet, the Arizona Republican Party wrote: “He is. Are you?” The party then tweeted a clip from Rambo with the quote: “This is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something.” Arizona certified its election results last Monday, awarding the state's 11 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden, who beat Trump by 10,457 votes.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 10:46 AM

View PostLFC, on 08 December 2020 - 10:21 AM, said:

As predicted the rhetoric continues to amp up from official channels with the Arizona Republican Party now calling this a fight to the death. The MAGAts need an ever bigger fix especially now that they're going through withdrawal. Republicans are happy to give it to them even if it means calling for outright war on America.

I do hope domestic counterterrorism folks are keeping a close eye on AZ, Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 01:41 PM

Advocating the violent overthrow of the government? Isn't that a Smith Act violation?

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 04:22 PM

View PostLFC, on 08 December 2020 - 10:21 AM, said:

As predicted the rhetoric continues to amp up from official channels with the Arizona Republican Party now calling this a fight to the death. The MAGAts need an ever bigger fix especially now that they're going through withdrawal. Republicans are happy to give it to them even if it means calling for outright war on America.

Aaaaaaand it's gone.

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The Arizona Republican Party on Tuesday said that it took down its incendiary tweet boosting President Trump’s long-shot efforts to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s legitimate victory in the battleground state due to “copyright concerns.”

The now-deleted tweet, which featured a clip from the film “Rambo,” was taken down following backlash for appearing to encourage violence.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 04:31 PM

View PostLFC, on 01 December 2020 - 03:52 PM, said:

Here's a paywalled TPM piece called The Proto-Fascist Cauldron which covers the bigger picture of Trump's attorney Joe DiGenova publicly calling for the execution of the DHS director who told the truth about their voter fraud lies. The big point is that open calls for violence and lying are now completely normal behavior within the Republican Party. Bold is mine.

Krebs's threat to take this to court apparently wasn't just rhetoric.

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Chris Krebs, the former Homeland Security official who was fired by the President after debunking election-related myths and conspiracy theories, has sued the Trump campaign, a lawyer for the campaign who said Krebs should be killed, and the conservative news outlet Newsmax.

Krebs accused the the Trump campaign and the attorney, Joe diGenova, of defamation and inflicting emotional distress, and accused Newsmax of aiding and abetting in those efforts. The suit was filed in state court in Maryland, where diGenova lives. The New York Times first reported the lawsuit.

On Nov. 30, diGenova said during an interview on Newsmax that Krebs was a “moron” for asserting that the election had gone smoothly.

“He should be drawn and quartered,” the Trump attorney said. “Taken out at dawn and shot.”

Following that comment, Krebs’ suit alleged, “an angry mob immediately bombarded Plaintiff with a barrage of death threats and harassment, which continue to this day.”

Krebs’ suit seeks monetary damages and the removal of the video of diGenova’s remarks from Newsmax’s archive. The former DHS official alleged in the complaint that Trump, his lawyers and Newsmax have pursued “a calculated and pernicious conspiracy” to defame Krebs and others like him who’ve spoken out against the President’s line that the election was fraudulent.

The suit also accuses the trio of defendants of “civil conspiracy” — described in the complaint at the “symbiotic relationship” between Newsmax, diGenova and the Trump campaign.

“Defendant Newsmax disseminates and amplifies the Defendant Campaign’s and Defendant DiGenova’s attacks on perceived political threats and allegations of election stealing, which pleases viewers, prompts endorsements from President Trump, increases ratings, supports the political goals of the Defendant Campaign, and helps raise more money from duped supporters,” the suit reads.

“In this effort, Defendant diGenova–through his many appearances on Defendant Newsmax–has been an enthusiastic conspirator.”

In a statement Tuesday, Newsmax said Krebs’ claims “are a threat to free speech and his legal action endangers all media organizations that seek an open discourse of ideas and news.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 04:34 PM

Sen. Toomey (R-PA) steps up to speak out against Trump trying to steal the PA election. How brave!
[tick, tick, tick]
Oh. He's retiring in 2022. How typical.

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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) on Tuesday called out President Trump for his “completely unacceptable” attempt at persuading state lawmakers to overturn Pennsylvania’s election results that handed President-elect Joe Biden a win in the battleground state.

Toomey’s condemnation of Trump comes amid the sitting president’s refusal to concede and most congressional Republicans refusing to recognize Biden as President-elect as they egg on Trump’s flailing legal battles contesting the legitimacy of the election process.

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Toomey said that he “had a very pleasant conversation” with Biden in a phone call last week as he congratulated the President-elect and discussed some areas where they might be able to cooperate, such as on international trade.

Toomey, who is not seeking re-election in 2022, condemned Trump in light of the Washington Post’s report that the President called the Republican speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Bryan Cutler, twice as part of his flailing attempts to overturn election results.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer





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