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(Lehigh Valley Live)   At Trump PA rally people cheered when Mark McCloskey spoke of grabbing an AR-15 rifle from his house. They applauded when he said he was ready to kill a protester allegedly threatening him. Nearly no one wore masks, at least one openly wore a handgun   (lehighvalleylive.com) divider line
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2020-09-18 11:41:04 AM  
It's not surprising that a certain subset of the voters would think waving a gun at black people was some sort of brave accomplishment.
 
2020-09-18 11:50:23 AM  
Nobody threatened you, asshole.  You are basically getting plaudits for threatening to murder people for trespassing on property that isn't even yours.

I mean let's be honest here.
 
2020-09-18 11:57:06 AM  
You waved a gun around.  Congratulations?
 
2020-09-18 12:30:27 PM  
" . . . openly carrying a handgun"? I know it's Pennsylvania and all (I live in PA), but aren't rally crowds supposed to be screened by the SS for such things?
 
2020-09-18 1:41:23 PM  

edmo: It's not surprising that a certain subset of the voters would think waving a gun at unarmed black people was some sort of brave accomplishment.


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FTFY.
 
2020-09-18 1:46:05 PM  
Well, he did muzzle sweep his wife.

I mean who amongst us hasn't thought of doing...never mind.
 
2020-09-18 1:48:51 PM  

plutoniumfeather: " . . . openly carrying a handgun"? I know it's Pennsylvania and all (I live in PA), but aren't rally crowds supposed to be screened by the SS for such things?


Trump was not actually there
 
2020-09-18 1:49:03 PM  
Republicans: We're going to take an armed stand against those antifa thugs!

Mexican: Need any home repairs done?

Republicans: *shivering* Someone call the cops!!!
 
2020-09-18 1:49:29 PM  
They want to kill people.  Why aren't they in jail?
 
2020-09-18 1:50:23 PM  
I can't wait until assholes like these cower in their homes instead of speak at rallies.
 
2020-09-18 1:50:45 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: You waved a gun around.  Congratulations?


Calmer than you are...
 
2020-09-18 1:50:50 PM  

Carn: They want to kill people.  Why aren't they in jail?


Proactive policing only happens to minorities.
 
2020-09-18 1:50:57 PM  
DEATH CULT
 
2020-09-18 1:51:50 PM  
They really are the worst among us. Cowardly, ignorant, and angry for no real reason.
 
2020-09-18 1:52:23 PM  
Lets see one of the Trumper peons open carrying an AR at a rally with Trump present. I'm sure he and the SS will be fine with that.
 
2020-09-18 1:53:06 PM  
Yeah, we've seen how well it goes when one of these toolbags actually pulls the trigger.
 
2020-09-18 1:54:28 PM  
Maybe I'm delusional, maybe I'm some sort of Pollyanna, but I'm looking forward to January when these turds will have to crawl back under their rocks and be relegated to the dustbin of history. 

Get out there and vote. Especially you younger people who tend not to. Not that there's anyone under 45 on Fark, but maybe you can tell your kids. 

I'm aware that I'm mixing metaphopes, but I'm a Farker and my brain is smoothening by the minute.
 
2020-09-18 1:54:52 PM  
Next guest speaker at a rally is likely to be gunman Kyle.
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2020-09-18 1:55:35 PM  
Im going to take a wild guess, but I'm assuming the predominant demographic was white middle aged males?
 
2020-09-18 1:56:10 PM  
I want the pro-gun people to explain why these idiots shouldn't be lionized. They showed REALLY crappy gun handling. These guys are urban cowboy types who buy the spangly new things but don't really understand them.

In a previous life when I was doing IT consulting, had a few very rich clients who wanted/had nice setups in their homes. We worked closely with the A/V guys who did the home theater set up.  (We actually were sub-contracted by them).

None of these idiots knew what they were even going to use their great home network set up (complete with wiring close) for. They could hardly drive a mouse and keyboard. They just wanted the money spent on things with big blinking lights. Appearance > functionality.
 
2020-09-18 1:56:24 PM  
So that's what I was smelling blowing in from the south last night.
 
2020-09-18 1:56:35 PM  
None of the things in subby's headline affected me negatively, except maybe only the one guy carrying.
 
2020-09-18 1:56:40 PM  
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This is hardly the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back.  But it is indicative of what's coming, and there's no turning back anymore.  We've seen this movie play out before.  Argentina.  Italy.  Spain.  Germany.  And it ends the same way.  Every.  Single.  Time.  All we can do is keep our heads about us and hope to ride it out.

No matter how bad things got, I always believed what Bill Clinton said, that "there's nothing wrong with America that can't be cured by what's right with America."  I no longer believe this.
 
2020-09-18 1:57:23 PM  

odinsposse: They really are the worst among us. Cowardly, ignorant, and angry for no real reason.


Their lives are miserable and they want everyone else to be even more miserable. Bucket of farking crabs.
 
2020-09-18 1:58:17 PM  
Republicans are Nazis, we know.
 
2020-09-18 1:58:46 PM  
...and all of them were white.
 
2020-09-18 1:58:59 PM  

Subtonic: odinsposse: They really are the worst among us. Cowardly, ignorant, and angry for no real reason.

Their lives are miserable and they want everyone else to be even more miserable. Bucket of farking crabs Vogons.


Better
 
2020-09-18 1:59:26 PM  
Democrats are now offering thoughts and prayers that someone will start up some violence at the rally.
 
2020-09-18 2:00:07 PM  
They were standing on land they are currently trying to steal.

So yeah, Republican heroes.
 
2020-09-18 2:00:29 PM  
Dystopia
 
2020-09-18 2:00:59 PM  
They're well known grifters.  This is a golden opportunity for them.  They are going to make a lot of money from people without much money.
 
2020-09-18 2:01:04 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: None of the things in subby's headline affected me negatively, except maybe only the one guy carrying.


I'm sure you feel the same way about immigration, abortion, and affirmative action.
 
2020-09-18 2:01:59 PM  
Sadly, we gotta wait a couple of weeks until these aholes develop symptoms and start to die. I ain't got the patience for that. Why can't they start dying now!
 
2020-09-18 2:02:17 PM  
These two must either have the worst attorney or are the worst clients that an attorney can have (or both). If you are under a felony indictment one of the first things any smart attorney will tell you is that a defendant themselves making public statements about the alleged crime is probably not the wisest thing in the world to be doing. You let your attorney make those statements not you. There is a reason that one of the basic warnings from the Miranda decision is that "anything you say can be used against you in a court of law".
 
2020-09-18 2:02:26 PM  
So have Trump's aluminum and steel tariffs done much to help the rust belt? I'm guessing they have not but it seems there are plenty of suckers who will believe the Trump hype that they have been the best thing ever.
 
2020-09-18 2:03:20 PM  
Democrats in PA: Please vote. Get your friends to vote who don't vote. Get your family to vote who don't vote. You need to vote in overwhelming numbers like you are seeing in Virginia today.
 
2020-09-18 2:06:51 PM  
They are telling us what they want to do and what they plan to do. Pay attention. November 3rd has to be decisive; that is the last chance to regain anything like normalcy.
Plan accordingly.
 
2020-09-18 2:07:16 PM  
Ahh, yes, the Pennsyltucky contingent of the 'I won't be a hostage' and 'I am afraid of people at the grocery store' gun club.

If you have to carry because you believe that Antifa is going to attack you in Allentown, PA, then you have made two stupid choices; first, you listen to propagandists like Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh, and second, you lack the ability to think critically and research facts.

If you can make those two stupid choices, I can only imagine what kind of lunacy you might exhibit with a firearm.
 
2020-09-18 2:09:06 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: None of the things in subby's headline affected me negatively, except maybe only the one guy carrying.


We already know you cheer for unhinged sociopaths talking themselves up to kill people who hurt their feelings.

You don't have to tell us.
 
2020-09-18 2:10:04 PM  
"The problem with the left," she said, "is that they want their message out (but) they don't want our message of freedom out."

No.  The problem is that your concept of freedom is juvenile, puerile and under-dramatized. You lack any sense of structure, character, or the Aristotelian unities
 
2020-09-18 2:12:56 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Not that there's anyone under 45 on Fark, but maybe you can tell your kids.


I was someone under 45 on fark for quite a long time.... until this spring.  Dammit Im getting old.
 
2020-09-18 2:13:55 PM  

Blathering Idjut: "The problem with the left," she said, "is that they want their message out (but) they don't want our message of freedom out."

No.  The problem is that your concept of freedom is juvenile, puerile and under-dramatized. You lack any sense of structure, character, or the Aristotelian unities


with that vocabulary... user name does not check out...

:)
 
2020-09-18 2:13:59 PM  

snapperhead: Ahh, yes, the Pennsyltucky contingent of the 'I won't be a hostage' and 'I am afraid of people at the grocery store' gun club.

If you have to carry because you believe that Antifa is going to attack you in Allentown, PA, then you have made two stupid choices; first, you listen to propagandists like Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh, and second, you lack the ability to think critically and research facts.

If you can make those two stupid choices, I can only imagine what kind of lunacy you might exhibit with a firearm.


It's Allentown. Not so much fear of Antifa as hate for Latinos.
 
2020-09-18 2:15:33 PM  
Question for the fark law-talkers: Blondie there has her finger on the trigger and is pointing the gun at people. To my uninformed mind that's an imminent threat to life that would justify using deadly force. Does the law agree?
 
2020-09-18 2:16:16 PM  
It's so nice that objectively awful people like this are considered heroes to the right.
 
2020-09-18 2:22:20 PM  

Blathering Idjut: "The problem with the left," she said, "is that they want their message out (but) they don't want our message of freedom out."

No.  The problem is that your concept of freedom is juvenile, puerile and under-dramatized. You lack any sense of structure, character, or the Aristotelian unities


They're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare them.

/swamp!
 
2020-09-18 2:22:49 PM  
The dynamic duo has been charged with a felony so let's see how that goes.
When they are white/wealthy let off for [reasons] then that is the time for the feces to hit the fan. See how they enjoy being the poster children for double standards under the law.
 
2020-09-18 2:24:50 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Maybe I'm delusional, maybe I'm some sort of Pollyanna, but I'm looking forward to January when these turds will have to crawl back under their rocks and be relegated to the dustbin of history. 

Get out there and vote. Especially you younger people who tend not to. Not that there's anyone under 45 on Fark, but maybe you can tell your kids. 

I'm aware that I'm mixing metaphopes, but I'm a Farker and my brain is smoothening by the minute.


Honestly, that's sadly a mindset that is part of the problem. Reactionary xenophobia is a pretty hardwired trait, one that will never be relegated to the dustbin, but requires a considered, and consistent, refutation at every turn. I don't see those elements of humanity ever really going away. It requires ongoing, likely never ending, struggle against it.
 
2020-09-18 2:27:19 PM  
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2020-09-18 2:27:40 PM  
It's so confusing how Republicans think only they have guns. I guess it's since us Democrats don't wear ours around like a penis extension.
 
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