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Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2020-07-04 12:02:52 PM  
https://twitter.com/wspd2pio/status/1​2​79344889306550275

Trooper confirms car got onto the closed highway, possibly by going the wrong way up an off-ramp.

Driver is in custody and is expected to be charged with multiple felonies.
 
2020-07-04 12:14:24 PM  
How many MAGA stickers were on the bumper of that car?
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2020-07-04 12:25:03 PM  
I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.
 
2020-07-04 12:40:44 PM  

Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.


So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2020-07-04 12:45:27 PM  

propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.


hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.
 
2020-07-04 2:48:12 PM  

propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.


Could be MAGA, could be Qanan/Incel, could be Fark-level drunk (hey, 1:40 AM is kind of an early start, but it is the West Coast.
 
2020-07-04 3:09:02 PM  
American Taliban strikes again.
 
2020-07-04 3:12:28 PM  
State patrole Capt Ron Mead predictably blames victims, "...I can't protect them".

Um, 'quick question capt;
"Can't", or "won't"?
 
2020-07-04 3:13:08 PM  

TommyDeuce: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

Could be MAGA, could be Qanan/Incel, could be Fark-level drunk (hey, 1:40 AM is kind of an early start, but it is the West Coast.


What do you call a table with 1 Maga/Incel/Qanon/Fundie and 11 guests?
 
2020-07-04 3:14:47 PM  
 
2020-07-04 3:15:13 PM  
This sounds deliberate and is bad, but the interstate is a bad place to protest,  all it takes is one semi to plow into the back up and people will die. Let's keep the protests off the interstate.
 
2020-07-04 3:15:27 PM  
Is this another case of Seattle cops setting up an "accidental" hit-and-run of protesters? Is this assailant related to a cop or just connected to the administrative staff?
 
2020-07-04 3:16:50 PM  
white Jaguar

Big star.
Played a mean guitar.
Always ate at the steak bar.
 
2020-07-04 3:17:06 PM  

Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.


Because his name?

Have you seen ir heard of Roosh V?

Roosh, what an American name.

Trump's rhetoric has really has struck home with a lot of young disillusioned men.  Doesn't matter their background.
 
2020-07-04 3:17:49 PM  

Vhale: TommyDeuce: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

Could be MAGA, could be Qanan/Incel, could be Fark-level drunk (hey, 1:40 AM is kind of an early start, but it is the West Coast.

What do you call a table with 1 Maga/Incel/Qanon/Fundie and 11 guests?


The Last Supper?
 
2020-07-04 3:18:00 PM  

Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.


I read in one comment section that the "protesters" had shut that highway down for 19 days.

19 days.

That's not a protest.  That's a set of highwaymen.
 
2020-07-04 3:18:37 PM  

Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.


I guess Diamond and Silk do not exist.  Or the Hispanos of New Mexico who are also red-hatters.  "Sure they all hate me, but they also hate a group I also hate so it all works out".
 
2020-07-04 3:19:27 PM  
I'm not understanding this. Is that section of highway shut down so they can protest, or did the protesters block the road?
 
2020-07-04 3:19:32 PM  

Vhale: TommyDeuce: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

Could be MAGA, could be Qanan/Incel, could be Fark-level drunk (hey, 1:40 AM is kind of an early start, but it is the West Coast.

What do you call a table with 1 Maga/Incel/Qanon/Fundie and 11 guests?


A good target for JDAM testing?
 
2020-07-04 3:20:09 PM  
What a jag off
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2020-07-04 3:20:40 PM  

dkulprit: Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.

Because his name?

Have you seen ir heard of Roosh V?

Roosh, what an American name.

Trump's rhetoric has really has struck home with a lot of young disillusioned men.  Doesn't matter their background.


He stopped after, he didn't back into protesters, looked like he was genuinely incompetent, but of course i could be wrong. Either way he was there illegally.
 
2020-07-04 3:20:55 PM  

TommyDeuce: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

Could be MAGA, could be Qanan/Incel, could be Fark-level drunk (hey, 1:40 AM is kind of an early start, but it is the West Coast.


Q anon is literally for and about trump, you can't have a q anon conspiracy theorist who doesn't support trump.

They are one in the same.

And the venn diagram between incels and trumpers is also almost a perfect circle.
 
2020-07-04 3:22:17 PM  

bigfire: Senseless violence.

https://latestbios.com/usa/dawit-kelet​e-bio-wiki-age/

[latestbios.com image 750x430]


The guy appears to be a tech-bro of the marketing sort from his linkedin profile.

Anyway, owning a white Jaguar shows he's a douche of epic proportions.
 
2020-07-04 3:24:44 PM  

fragMasterFlash: How many MAGA stickers were on the bumper of that car?


As usual, the violence was not caused by Republicans.
 
2020-07-04 3:24:48 PM  

Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.


Yeah, if only they were more like the compassionate  farkers around here, who openly wish that covid will kill enough old white people in FL and GA that they will turn those States blue.
 
2020-07-04 3:26:18 PM  

Xai: Trooper confirms car got onto the closed highway, possibly by going the wrong way up an off-ramp.


This means premeditation. Those better be whatever Washington's equivalent of 1st Degree Murder is.
 
2020-07-04 3:26:32 PM  
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2020-07-04 3:26:47 PM  
That man attempted murder, there is zero doubt in my mind after seeing him charge that crowd and swerving to catch the two people he did.
 
2020-07-04 3:28:50 PM  
OK.....
 
2020-07-04 3:29:58 PM  

BumpInTheNight: That man attempted murder, there is zero doubt in my mind after seeing him charge that crowd and swerving to catch the two people he did.


(insert weird theory here)

Highway was blocked in the middle of the night.  One of the people had a megaphone.  Maybe she was keeping him up and he finally snapped?


I got nothing.  Pure senseless violence.
 
2020-07-04 3:30:18 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: I'm not understanding this. Is that section of highway shut down so they can protest, or did the protesters block the road?


It was shut down.
It has been reported that the drive entered through the off-ramp and drove the wrong way.
It was also a hit and run.
 
2020-07-04 3:31:07 PM  
Turns out that science shows the number one method for a pedestrian to avoid being squished on the interstate is to not be a pedestrian on an interstate. Looks like two science deniers got squished and added more data to the science.
 
2020-07-04 3:31:14 PM  

SomeFarkinFarmgirl: Is this another case of Seattle cops setting up an "accidental" hit-and-run of protesters? Is this assailant related to a cop or just connected to the administrative staff?


There are some allegations popping up that he is tied to the CIA in some fashion.
 
2020-07-04 3:31:42 PM  
There should never, under any circumstances, be a "closed" freeway so "protestors" can march.
 
2020-07-04 3:33:40 PM  

rebelyell2006: Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.

I guess Diamond and Silk do not exist.  Or the Hispanos of New Mexico who are also red-hatters.  "Sure they all hate me, but they also hate a group I also hate so it all works out".


Yes, the Whatabout Diamond and Silk excuse.   Seems like every time a farker imagines something unpolitical is political and blames the event on a white MAGAT, and then it turns out to be a POC, farkers bring up how many minorities are Republicans  (for example when a black guy killed a security guard over having to wear a mask).

Only two groups think large chunks of black people love Trump,   A) Trump and his inner circle flunkies,   and B)  Hyper-political farkers.
 
2020-07-04 3:34:46 PM  
Anyone want to bet the highway wasn't actually completely closed off, and that the guy just drove onto it normally from an open ramp?

If it was actually closed off, there should have been barricades at least, and actual cops controlling the entrance ramps at best.

In any case, there should have been warning signs and lights a hundred yards or more up the road (and at least one more cop), instead of just a handful of cars parked across the road on the blind side of a curve.

It's also going to be interesting to see how they're going to portray the black guy driving the Jaguar as a "racist terrorist" instead of just "some guy recklessly driving a car too fast late at night on an empty highway." The hit and run charges will go away, since he did stop, but was attacked by one of the protesters, so he left.

If the cops don't shut down the highway protests from here on out, they're culpable for the next one that happens. And it will happen, accidentally or not.
 
2020-07-04 3:35:28 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: fragMasterFlash: How many MAGA stickers were on the bumper of that car?

As usual, the violence was not caused by Republicans.


How do you know the political affiliation of the driver? Please, cite your source.
 
2020-07-04 3:36:26 PM  

TommyDeuce: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

Could be MAGA, could be Qanan/Incel, could be Fark-level drunk (hey, 1:40 AM is kind of an early start, but it is the West Coast.


So...11:40 PM CDT??  ♪♫ It's Always Five-O'Clock Somewhere♫♪
 
2020-07-04 3:37:23 PM  
Uh.  Don't stand in the farking freeway unless you'd like to get hit by cars. Easy.
 
2020-07-04 3:38:34 PM  

MBooda: white Jaguar

Big star.
Played a mean guitar.
Always ate at the steak bar.


Thought he passed his own shadow by backstage door
 
2020-07-04 3:38:39 PM  
Love was filming the protest in a nearly two-hour-long Facebook livestream captioned "Black Femme March takes I-5" when the video ended abruptly; with about 15 seconds left, shouts of "Car!"

Twice on freeways in the Denver area at night I've encountered cars coming at me.  And not a protest in sight.  Drivers are psychotic, it doesn't take much to set them off.  There has to be safer ways of distracting from your message than protesting on a freeway.
 
2020-07-04 3:39:06 PM  

Eightballjacket: rebelyell2006: Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.

I guess Diamond and Silk do not exist.  Or the Hispanos of New Mexico who are also red-hatters.  "Sure they all hate me, but they also hate a group I also hate so it all works out".

Yes, the Whatabout Diamond and Silk excuse.   Seems like every time a farker imagines something unpolitical is political and blames the event on a white MAGAT, and then it turns out to be a POC, farkers bring up how many minorities are Republicans  (for example when a black guy killed a security guard over having to wear a mask).

Only two groups think large chunks of black people love Trump,   A) Trump and his inner circle flunkies,   and B)  Hyper-political farkers.


Minorities for the most part do not support Tiny Dick Daughterfarker.  The rare exceptions tend to be completely insane.
 
2020-07-04 3:39:21 PM  

TheVirginMarty: SomeFarkinFarmgirl: Is this another case of Seattle cops setting up an "accidental" hit-and-run of protesters? Is this assailant related to a cop or just connected to the administrative staff?

There are some allegations popping up that he is tied to the CIA in some fashion.


Looks pretty certain he's one of Oberst Enzian's Herero Schwartzkommando.
 
2020-07-04 3:41:33 PM  

cirby: Anyone want to bet the highway wasn't actually completely closed off, and that the guy just drove onto it normally from an open ramp?

If it was actually closed off, there should have been barricades at least, and actual cops controlling the entrance ramps at best.

In any case, there should have been warning signs and lights a hundred yards or more up the road (and at least one more cop), instead of just a handful of cars parked across the road on the blind side of a curve.

It's also going to be interesting to see how they're going to portray the black guy driving the Jaguar as a "racist terrorist" instead of just "some guy recklessly driving a car too fast late at night on an empty highway." The hit and run charges will go away, since he did stop, but was attacked by one of the protesters, so he left.

If the cops don't shut down the highway protests from here on out, they're culpable for the next one that happens. And it will happen, accidentally or not.


The protesters blocked the highway with their cars.  The lunatic was driving the wrong way.  Try reading TFA before saying any more stupid shiat and obvious lies, buddy.
 
2020-07-04 3:43:27 PM  

grumpfuff: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: fragMasterFlash: How many MAGA stickers were on the bumper of that car?

As usual, the violence was not caused by Republicans.

How do you know the political affiliation of the driver? Please, cite your source.


That was hasty of me. If I find out the driver was a Republican, I'll pop back in to apologize.
 
2020-07-04 3:44:02 PM  

BumpInTheNight: That man attempted murder, there is zero doubt in my mind after seeing him charge that crowd and swerving to catch the two people he did.


His tires were locked up when that swerve occurs.
 
2020-07-04 3:44:08 PM  

Eightballjacket: rebelyell2006: Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.

I guess Diamond and Silk do not exist.  Or the Hispanos of New Mexico who are also red-hatters.  "Sure they all hate me, but they also hate a group I also hate so it all works out".

Yes, the Whatabout Diamond and Silk excuse.   Seems like every time a farker imagines something unpolitical is political and blames the event on a white MAGAT, and then it turns out to be a POC, farkers bring up how many minorities are Republicans  (for example when a black guy killed a security guard over having to wear a mask).

Only two groups think large chunks of black people love Trump,   A) Trump and his inner circle flunkies,   and B)  Hyper-political farkers.


I agree, Trump isn't winning the love of huge swaths of POC's, but he's made significant gains, and some are starting to think tactically about their political power as a voting block.

the other day someone on ESPN was advocating for all Black people to vote Republican. His argument was interesting and compelling.
he said:
The Democrats don't have to truly court the Black vote because they believe they already have it and Republicans don't court the Black vote because they believe they can never get it.
voting Republican now would remind them both that the vote goes to those that earn it.

just something I thought interesting and worth considering.
 
2020-07-04 3:45:31 PM  
My sister in law went through the FBI course on how to evade kidnapping, including how to drive from the passenger seat when the driver has been shot.  She learned to where to hit cars that are blocking the escape -- by actually hitting them to move them.  Real stuff.  Life or death demolition derby.

She didn't mention that how to run people over was part of the skill set developed.
 
2020-07-04 3:46:15 PM  

CanisNoir: Eightballjacket: rebelyell2006: Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.

I guess Diamond and Silk do not exist.  Or the Hispanos of New Mexico who are also red-hatters.  "Sure they all hate me, but they also hate a group I also hate so it all works out".

Yes, the Whatabout Diamond and Silk excuse.   Seems like every time a farker imagines something unpolitical is political and blames the event on a white MAGAT, and then it turns out to be a POC, farkers bring up how many minorities are Republicans  (for example when a black guy killed a security guard over having to wear a mask).

Only two groups think large chunks of black people love Trump,   A) Trump and his inner circle flunkies,   and B)  Hyper-political farkers.

I agree, Trump isn't winning the love of huge swaths of POC's, but he's made significant gains, and some are starting to think tactically about their political power as a voting block.

the other day someone on ESPN was advocating for all Black people to vote Republican. His argument was interesting and compelling.
he said:
The Democrats don't have to truly court the Black vote because they believe they already have it and Republicans don't court the Black vote because they believe they can never get it.
voting Republican now would remind them both that the vote goes to those that earn it.

just something I thought interesting and worth considering.


Derp

Are we seriously doing color/animal again?
 
2020-07-04 3:46:54 PM  

Xai: propasaurus: Xai: I don't think he was a MAGA, but what's concerning is the number of trump supporters who are not only cheering at this happening, but openly admit that they support the killing of Americans they don't agree with politically.

So he deliberately drove the wrong way up a closed off ramp, and drove at high speed into a crowd of protesters, but he wasn't MAGA?
Please elaborate.

hey just a hunch, but the guy is being reported as Dawit Kelete , 27 - I would have suspected he'd have strong maga ties and be easy to google if he was a maga terrorist and i can find little if anything on him - just saying that initial reports don't lead me to the conclusion he's a magat.


Just based on the name, sounds like he might be east african, by birth, or descent. (though Dawit is also a Hebrew name, but Kalete says african origins) so, he's probably a black man.

Seems like a political/terrorist attack of some kind, given they said impairment wasn't a factor. MAGA is a stretch, but certainly not impossible.

Of course, this is just based on the name of the person in custody with no other info.
 
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