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(Townhall)   Rep. Frederica Wilson (Dem, FL) says people who make fun of members of Congress online should be prosecuted. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard from a Congresscritter, and that's saying a lo--hang on; there's someone at the door   (townhall.com) divider line
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2019-07-03 8:43:18 AM  
Free speech is only for Democrats.
 
2019-07-03 8:44:02 AM  
I was intrigued by the fact that this breaking news only seemed to be getting coverage by right-wing Twitter idiots and sites like Townhall until I realized that she was talking about the sort of "making fun" that involves Border Patrol agents posting pictures of AOC being raped by Trump. Funny how that part doesn't seem to get mentioned here.
 
2019-07-03 9:02:10 AM  
I'm pretty sure she's talking about the ICE agent's Facebook page posting memes of AOC with Trump's hand on her neck forcing a blow job. Stay classy ICE agents.
 
2019-07-03 9:05:40 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I was intrigued by the fact that this breaking news only seemed to be getting coverage by right-wing Twitter idiots and sites like Townhall until I realized that she was talking about the sort of "making fun" that involves Border Patrol agents posting pictures of AOC being raped by Trump. Funny how that part doesn't seem to get mentioned here.


THIS.
 
2019-07-03 9:06:13 AM  
She moved the goalposts practically in the same sentence. First she said anyone who makes fun of congress should be prosecuted then she changed it to threatening congress. Well you're a stupid biatch with a stupid hat but I'm not threatening you so arrest me. Or not.
 
2019-07-03 9:07:56 AM  

Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.


Says the support or of the party of Trump. Who wants to be able to jail reporters
 
2019-07-03 9:12:30 AM  

Mugato: She moved the goalposts practically in the same sentence. First she said anyone who makes fun of congress should be prosecuted then she changed it to threatening congress. Well you're a stupid biatch with a stupid hat but I'm not threatening you so arrest me. Or not.


Are you okay?
 
2019-07-03 9:13:05 AM  

Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.


Posted unironically from a Trump supporter who cheers every time Fearless Leader calls the press the enemy of the people while hanging out and praising leaders who kill journalists.
 
2019-07-03 9:20:12 AM  

shastacola: Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.

Posted unironically from a Trump supporter who cheers every time Fearless Leader calls the press the enemy of the people while hanging out and praising leaders who kill journalists.


Now now now. According to him, he voted for "Gary Johnson"
 
2019-07-03 9:20:47 AM  
Since this is clownhall I'm going to assume nothing even remotely close to what was written in the article was suggested and they're just lying out their asses as usual.
 
2019-07-03 9:22:21 AM  
Oh, subby...  You almost got me. I nearly let a townhall link load.
 
2019-07-03 9:22:47 AM  

Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.


We only allow you to post to make fun of you.
 
2019-07-03 9:24:05 AM  
Clown Hall? No clickie.
 
2019-07-03 9:24:25 AM  
Yawn.  She's complaining about actual threats against congresspeople, and that's what she wants to prosecute.  She didn't say it right, but don't let that stop the right-wingers from completely losing their shiat
 
2019-07-03 9:24:59 AM  
While inartfully put, it's pretty clear she's talking about threats and not just making fun. And i for one am fine with prosecuting people who threaten violence against real people online no matter who they are.

I also support firing federal employees who post the kind of crap that was posted in that facebook group.
 
2019-07-03 9:25:09 AM  
maybe if they weren't incompetent, bought and paid for tools, we wouldn't need to make fun of them.
 
2019-07-03 9:25:35 AM  
Why no Florida tag?
 
2019-07-03 9:26:01 AM  

pueblonative: Since this is clownhall I'm going to assume nothing even remotely close to what was written in the article was suggested and they're just lying out their asses as usual.


Winner winner. But no chicken dinner for such an obvious prediction.
 
2019-07-03 9:27:28 AM  
Townhall?

What, did Stormfront have a paywall?
 
2019-07-03 9:27:56 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I was intrigued by the fact that this breaking news only seemed to be getting coverage by right-wing Twitter idiots and sites like Townhall until I realized that she was talking about the sort of "making fun" that involves Border Patrol agents posting pictures of AOC being raped by Trump. Funny how that part doesn't seem to get mentioned here.


As demonstrated in the thread, right-wing media knows their audience is gullible enough to believe this. This will come up again a month from now and be presented as the absolute truth.
 
2019-07-03 9:27:56 AM  

MaliFinn: Yawn.  She's complaining about actual threats against congresspeople, and that's what she wants to prosecute.  She didn't say it right, but don't let that stop the right-wingers from completely losing their shiat


They aren't really losing their shiat, they're desperately looking everywhere to gin up outrage over inconsequential mutterings and tennis shoes to show all of us that Both Sides Are Bad  But Liberals Are More Badder Because Reasons !!!!
 
2019-07-03 9:29:09 AM  

gulley: Why no Florida tag?


Because this is a Townhall link, we now need the folks down in the fact-checking department to confirm 1) that there is, in fact, a US state named "Florida", and b) verify the existence of "Congress".

// and their coffee maker is busted
 
2019-07-03 9:30:40 AM  
Frederica Wilson is a nut
She has a rubber butt
And when she turns around
It goes "putt putt."

/Come at be bro sis
 
2019-07-03 9:31:04 AM  
She speaks as stupidly and slowly as Susan Collins.  Do they both have dementia?
 
2019-07-03 9:31:27 AM  
Townhall, huh? Does anyone have a link to a reliable source, or should we all just assume this never happened?
 
2019-07-03 9:31:31 AM  

pueblonative: Since this is clownhall I'm going to assume nothing even remotely close to what was written in the article was suggested and they're just lying out their asses as usual.


There's video.
 
2019-07-03 9:32:39 AM  

Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.


This is what Republicans actually believe, that they're the victims in every case and everything is unfair.
 
2019-07-03 9:33:01 AM  

GoldSpider: pueblonative: Since this is clownhall I'm going to assume nothing even remotely close to what was written in the article was suggested and they're just lying out their asses as usual.

There's video.


Real, or a deepfake?
 
2019-07-03 9:33:30 AM  
There is a difference between making a joke about a sitting member of Congress and insinuating that a sitting member of Congress should be raped by the president. The former, however uncouth, is okay; the latter, however justified, is not.
 
2019-07-03 9:33:52 AM  

EyeballKid: Townhall?

What, did Stormfront have a paywall?


Like paywalls stop green lights...
 
2019-07-03 9:34:31 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I was intrigued by the fact that this breaking news only seemed to be getting coverage by right-wing Twitter idiots and sites like Townhall until I realized that she was talking about the sort of "making fun" that involves Border Patrol agents posting pictures of AOC being raped by Trump. Funny how that part doesn't seem to get mentioned here.


Doesn't change the fact that it's a stupid thing to say.

We see (and I often make) posts on this site that infer that the Presidents farks his own daughter. I'm fine with those CBP people being disciplined and possibly terminated but I think actual criminal prosecution is a bit much.
 
2019-07-03 9:34:48 AM  

Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.

Then explain this:

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2019-07-03 9:35:55 AM  

Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.


I thought you were at least better than this. Guess I was wrong.
 
2019-07-03 9:36:05 AM  
I consider this thread, and then the Ivanka thread.


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No, I'm not clicking a clownhall link. What constitutes a threat? Is AOC actually concerned about Trump forcing her in a such a vulgar way, are is everyone just put off about the crudity and classless nature of the "humor"?

What about five years down the line, an opponent threatens a Congresscritter... to lose at the polls. If something that AOC does not credibly think is going to happen and is not a real threat - does this count? Lawyers take these things as far as they can, that's what their clients pay them to do.
 
2019-07-03 9:36:48 AM  
I'm one of those starry-eyed ACLU supporters who thinks that the best answer to objectionable speech is more speech. I think this because of a belief that in a war of ideas, the best and brightest ideas will indeed shine through.

Or that to a bit of nasty and hurtful propaganda, sharper and biting satire can answer.

So I wonder, what is the answer to BP and ICE agents attacking AOC with online posting/sharing of pictures of Trump raping AOC? Well I guess the most savage retort I have would be to characterize BP and ICE agents as the types who would post and share online that sort of image. I can't disparage their character any better than they have already done. Well, except for they went lower in their treatment of dead and suffering children.

The BP and ICE have been irreparably corrupted under Trump. They will need to be stripped bare and rebuilt from scratch.
 
2019-07-03 9:37:57 AM  

GoldSpider: pueblonative: Since this is clownhall I'm going to assume nothing even remotely close to what was written in the article was suggested and they're just lying out their asses as usual.

There's video.


Of what is the question.
 
2019-07-03 9:38:09 AM  

shastacola: I'm pretty sure she's talking about the ICE agent's Facebook page posting memes of AOC with Trump's hand on her neck forcing a blow job. Stay classy ICE agents.


Reprehensible behavior, sure.  Probably subject to employment disciplinary action, but still not illegal or prosecutable.  She should know better.
 
2019-07-03 9:38:12 AM  

Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.


said by no one...  but that is so arm numbing dumb that I'd expect it to be posted here.

Federal workers operate under a code of conduct, and that conduct extends to social media posts.  If people want to be free to post photos showing a president forcing a member of Congress to perform oral sex, then tjey should.not be dumb enough to link that post to thei identity or agency.

Also consider that the dumbassery you condone now can amd will be flipped against you when the pendulum swings back.
 
2019-07-03 9:39:17 AM  
Valid point poorly articulated.
 
2019-07-03 9:40:29 AM  

wademh: The BP and ICE have been irreparably corrupted under Trump. They will need to be stripped bare and rebuilt from scratch.


Yeah, ICE was so much more ethical in its initial role as Dubya's roving revenge-on-Arabs-for-9/11 goon squad.
 
2019-07-03 9:40:30 AM  

toraque: Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.

This is what Republicans actually believe, that they're the victims in every case and everything is unfair.


You just described your President exactly.
 
2019-07-03 9:40:37 AM  

Serious Black: There is a difference between making a joke about a sitting member of Congress and insinuating that a sitting member of Congress should be raped by the president. The former, however uncouth, is okay; the latter, however justified, is not.


And those guards who think the rape jokes are hilarious on Facebook are in Trump's concentration camps with no one watching them "guarding" women and children. We will find out rape was a common occurrence in these camps...maybe....someday.
 
2019-07-03 9:42:26 AM  
Guys. Article is about a Democrat advocating against free speech. I get that Republicans "do it".

So, BSAB, right? Am I doing this right?
 
2019-07-03 9:42:51 AM  

Snapper Carr: Pocket Ninja: I was intrigued by the fact that this breaking news only seemed to be getting coverage by right-wing Twitter idiots and sites like Townhall until I realized that she was talking about the sort of "making fun" that involves Border Patrol agents posting pictures of AOC being raped by Trump. Funny how that part doesn't seem to get mentioned here.

Doesn't change the fact that it's a stupid thing to say.

We see (and I often make) posts on this site that infer that the Presidents farks his own daughter. I'm fine with those CBP people being disciplined and possibly terminated but I think actual criminal prosecution is a bit much.


Some violations of the CBP Code of Conduct could lead to prosecution.  It's not outside of the realm of possibilities.  I'd have to go back and read on violations involving social media.
 
2019-07-03 9:43:55 AM  
Well, it was illegal to publish an insult or criticize federal officials including members of Congress. They put a sunshine provision on that law though, it expired before the 1800s.
 
2019-07-03 9:44:31 AM  

Destructor: Guys. Article is about a Democrat advocating against free speech. I get that Republicans "do it".

So, BSAB, right? Am I doing this right?


If you mean posting bait then yes.
 
2019-07-03 9:46:01 AM  

Destructor: Guys. Article is about a Democrat advocating against free speech. I get that Republicans "do it".

So, BSAB, right? Am I doing this right?


No. You should go back to the sea-lioning schtick you normally pull. You're better at that.
 
2019-07-03 9:46:35 AM  

I'm an Egyptian!: shastacola: Destructor: Free speech is only for Democrats.

Posted unironically from a Trump supporter who cheers every time Fearless Leader calls the press the enemy of the people while hanging out and praising leaders who kill journalists.

Now now now. According to him, he voted for "Gary Johnson"


Yeah, and why should we believe him? I mean, he's such a massive Trump supporter despite the fact that no one seems able to back this up the millions of times it comes up. I mean, you're either one of us, or one of them. Classical liberal-fark think.

However, once again, you've proven yourself useful in this: Try finding a Libertarian against free speech. Pro-tip, if you can, they're not a libertarian.

Democrats and Republicans for limiting speech: Dime a dozen.
 
2019-07-03 9:47:22 AM  
shastacola:

And those guards who think the rape jokes are hilarious on Facebook are in Trump's concentration camps with no one watching them "guarding" women and children. We will find out rape was a common occurrence in these camps...maybe....someday.

It's as if you want that to be true so you can be right.  Sick.
 
2019-07-03 9:47:29 AM  

mdemon81: Destructor: Guys. Article is about a Democrat advocating against free speech. I get that Republicans "do it".

So, BSAB, right? Am I doing this right?

If you mean posting bait then yes.


Are you upset because a Democrat got caught being dumb? Because it sure seems like it. Well, buckle in, because you're in for one hell of a Biden ride.
 
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