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2020-10-28 8:34:01 PM  
46 votes:
Try it. see what happens.

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2020-10-28 8:37:03 PM  
17 votes:

lolmao500: And they wont be put against the wall for it because attempted murder just like attempted fascism aint a real crime.


Do they give out Nobel prizes for attempted chemistry?
 
2020-10-28 8:55:27 PM  
9 votes:
Also,

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And furthermore,

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2020-10-28 9:50:18 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-10-28 8:32:58 PM  
5 votes:

crackizzle: Yeah I'm a former of this variety. Did I write this? I thought Fark wasn't my personal erotica site? Not that I want this to happen, just that it's my apocalypse 2020 finale pet theory....

/Voted Biden
//Enthusiastically!
///Blue Tsunami!


Doomer not former. Not preview is still best!!!
 
2020-10-28 8:59:33 PM  
4 votes:
Author was touching himself and crying while typing that, 100%.
 
2020-10-28 8:56:39 PM  
4 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Try it. see what happens.

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2020-10-28 8:47:06 PM  
4 votes:
All the pieces are on the board, now the actual game begins.
 
2020-10-28 8:46:32 PM  
3 votes:
Republicans need to stop resisting.
 
2020-10-28 10:40:39 PM  
2 votes:
Go ahead and piss off the black people. They'll have some riots, some white people will join in, few injuries couple months...

But now you're pissing off the white people. Those mother fakirs are CRAZY. You will have a goddam civil war when the white people crazy starts. They are the original berserkers and have a chemical penchant for violence from living in countries for thousands of years where the sun only came out for 20 minutes in April every other year.
The killing didn't stop at 650,000 last time those idiots went at it. It was another 50 years before they could all get in the same boat long enough to go across an ocean and kill everybody over there.
Uh Uh...
You assholes better figure something out pretty quick because you ain't putting that egg back together again!
 
2020-10-28 10:23:06 PM  
2 votes:
How many times do I have to say it

THE REPUBLICANS ARE NEVER GIVING UP POWER AGAIN!


They have made that abundantly clear through their actions. These people have been working towards this very moment for the last several decades. Do you really think they will leave this up to chance? They were only one state house away from calling for a constitutional convention. They are pining for their fascist authoritarian state, and if democrats don't vote in large enough numbers, then democracy might be permanently finished.

VOTE.
 
2020-10-28 9:43:42 PM  
2 votes:

Target Builder: Stibium: Allowing for general incompetancy and immense hubris on the part of right wing groups, it wouldn't take much to form a critical mass of informed and motivated individuals the likes of which militia types can only have wet dreams about. If they start firing they will be on the receiving end of far more than they estimate.

The right wing has an enormous organizational advantage over everyone else here.

They have spent ~20 years building up networks of like minded "militia" groups, these folks are in contact with each other, they share lines of communication through both online platforms and organized AM radio stations that feed them their daily hysteria. Should it come to an actual insurrection they have a huge head start on deploying armed gangs. They also have the sympathy of the police, whose membership overlaps with their own, so they can act with a level of impunity without risking falling foul of the police (or even have police assistance) while anyone on the Left isn't going to have that luxury.

The police are another major factor here. In towns and cities where they have been heavily infiltrated by the far right the police are in a position where they can openly crack down on political opponents while shielded from legal consequences - we've seen previews of this all over the country this summer. Note: when the Nazis took over Germany they had to go to considerable effort to purge the military of leadership and replace them with Nazis. They just gave the police new uniforms. This is a pattern that repeats over and over through history.

This is amplified if the RW has control over the WH at the same time - this gives them a nation wide line of communication to coordinate and direct activities, while also being placed to disrupt communication of opponents, take out opposition leaders and to send in heavily armed and trained federal support if needed.

If it comes down to that sort of conflict... you're being wildly optimistic if you think the far ri ...


I give you that the right wing already has a foothold in traditional media space to get out the message. The thing is, how many of them are savvy enough for Signal and other fully encrypted apps? Do you not suspect the FBI to be listening?

The police can be safely discounted I believe. They are even more fearful of nonviolent protests, so I don't see them as much of a true threat. They aren't trained to handle the sort of shiatstorm brewing over the horizon, and they sure as shooting won't hold back an angry mob. Major metro areas with terror response units may be able to quell most of of the really bad stuff, but the vast majority of even well-armed police forces across the nation don't have that without FBI hand-holding. They won't stand a chance.
The right wing is as much of a paper tiger as the Soviet Union. Punch through the first line and there is nothing left. They arent used to being on the defensive, other than cowardly hiding in the shadows in wake of doxxing and public scrutiny. The left is much smarter and far more flexible than they are given credit for.
 
2020-10-28 9:08:42 PM  
2 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: GoldSpider: Author was touching himself and crying while typing that, 100%.

I'm touching myself right now. I mean it's, who isn't?

/perhaps I've said too much


No, go on...
 
2020-10-28 8:51:06 PM  
2 votes:

AcneVulgaris: Kubo: Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.

wilshire: Kubo: Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.

Then what?

Tear gas and beatings for all!


I've never owned a gun in my life. Not a half hour ago I was looking at rifles.

My mom, who only ever tries to see the good in anything, told me today she expects civil war 2 to break out if the GOP is allowed to steal the election, again, for a 3rd time. 2000, 2016 & 2020.

Never ever ever has my mom come anywhere near expressing this sort of an opinion. Both her and I have been gifted in seeing the way things are going to break. My 6th sense has kept me out of some major f*cking trouble my whole life, and it's been going off like fire alarm bells since the day RBG died.

I've made it very clear here, on fark, how scared I feel and i'm not an easily made fearful person. 2016 was the same. I knew before it was called trump would be declared winner, and I knew immediately we'd be f*cked. I wasn't wrong then and I hope like hell i'm wrong this time.
 
2020-10-28 8:48:33 PM  
2 votes:

wilshire: Kubo: Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.

Then what?


Riots on a level like nothing this country's ever seen.

If he doesn't vacate after losing, entire cities will be burned right down to the plumbing.

Calls for him to leave will increasingly come from within his own party.

And then...
He'll leave.
 
2020-10-28 8:38:07 PM  
2 votes:

Kubo: Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.


wilshire: Kubo: Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.

Then what?


Tear gas and beatings for all!
 
2020-10-28 5:03:31 PM  
2 votes:
Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.
 
2020-10-28 10:35:08 PM  
1 vote:

suebhoney: Stibium: //Already got the TOZ Wildcat. Best .22 rifle I have ever owned by far, it's practically a laser beam

What kind of price would i be looking at for this one?


That one ran me a little less than $250, circa 2008-ish.  It's the standard model without the bull barrel and with typical rimfire rails on the receiver. The bull barrel ran about $300 at the time, and I would have gotten it but that was literally the last one in stock and IIRC production had already ended.

It's an excellent gun, though. More than half my arsenal is antique .22's and it is far an away the best, even over my math Mossberg from the 60's. The bolt action Wildcat has a stainless-coated bore, a match chamber, and a recessed crown. The action is pretty smooth, smooth enough for a 1 shot per second at 100 yards with a 6" plinking gong and iron sights. When I had a 9x scope I could shoot off all of your fingers with on 5-round magazine.

It's one hell of a rifle, made by the same company the Soviets used to dominate Olympic target shooting in the 80's. It's not an Anschutz, but it's close.
 
2020-10-28 9:47:25 PM  
1 vote:

Kubo: Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.


Placards won't help. I estimate it would take about 400 people rushing the court quickly to overwhelm fast enough to get to the judges if they are actively on the bench. You can build the guillotine after all of them are in custody.
 
2020-10-28 9:26:34 PM  
1 vote:
You know, GOD FORBID the Republicans pull their shiat together enough to allow Biden as a punching bag for four years while the conservative Supreme Court keeps dismantling the country. TFA doesn't bother about what's going to happen if they decide to be subtle. These Revolutionary Democrats will turn around and demand the status quo like that if Biden gets his win.

If I survive this exposure to COVID (which I found out about today and which has handily neutered my ability to get out there and protest right after the goddamn election), I see myself fighting Republicans AND my fellow Democrats who don't want Biden to lose in 2024. Whaaat? You can't protest the removal of the ACA on BIDEN'S watch! He can't stop them from overturning Roe v. Wade!! You whiny progressive! What do you want him to dooo??
 
2020-10-28 9:14:43 PM  
1 vote:

Stibium: suebhoney: Oh and mom also said if biden doesn't win she will NEVER pay federal taxes again. She said she'll open an escrow account and dump it all there and fight against ever paying it. My mom hasn't done an illegal thing in her life. Just espousing that statement is not in tune with my mom. For her to even say it is absolutely incredible just on its face.

You and your mom sound like pretty swell folk, but the IRS is pretty nonpartisan and loves auditing blue collar accounts these days. Render unto Caesar, and all that...


Escrow account. Fight it. I didn't say she'd win, I just repeated what she said.
 
2020-10-28 9:04:47 PM  
1 vote:

contrapunctus: quatchi:

TFA is right, I think, It may take millions in the streets to stop the madness.

Hopefully not but still...

"There will be blood." - Malcolm Nance on what the post election atmosphere in America is going to be like.

Any attempts to undermine the election results are going to awaken America's putrid taste for violence.

Imagine the violence of the Minneapolis riots with a crowd this size:
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The GOP will eventually relent once they realize that the cost of continuing to support a low-rent loser like Trump in the face of unprecedented social unrest will not be worth it.


There will be blood.
Not even an if question.
A question of how much.
On a scale from a few bloody riots put down relatively quickly to a new civil war with a mass body count over years.
I am guessing the former.
Yes, cos optimist.
Pollyanna of the PolTab, they calls me.
 
2020-10-28 8:55:49 PM  
1 vote:

austerity101: jso2897: lolmao500: And they wont be put against the wall for it because attempted murder just like attempted fascism aint a real crime.

Do they give out Nobel prizes for attempted chemistry?

Attempted murder is a crime. So is conspiracy. You don't have to successfully pull something off to be a criminal.


Yeah but I've never seen politicians being arrested for conspiracy to overthrow democracy. The entire GOP, their lawyers, fox news and OANN should be put under arrest for conspiracy to install a fascist state and all hanged by the neck.
 
2020-10-28 8:55:41 PM  
1 vote:

Kubo: Go for it.

If this election isn't close and the right legislatively cheats its way to "victory," I'll see you on the Supreme Court steps, placard in hand, along with what I'm guessing will be close to millions of my friends.


What caliber does a placard use?
 
2020-10-28 8:55:02 PM  
1 vote:
Oh and mom also said if biden doesn't win she will NEVER pay federal taxes again. She said she'll open an escrow account and dump it all there and fight against ever paying it. My mom hasn't done an illegal thing in her life. Just espousing that statement is not in tune with my mom. For her to even say it is absolutely incredible just on its face.
 
2020-10-28 8:52:18 PM  
1 vote:

Mad_Radhu: Difficulty: Trump and Biden aren't the only two candidates on the ballots. Down ticket candidates will not stand for a halt to counting ballots if their races are close. Especially if you have a Secretary of State who is in a close race.

Plus, I'm not sure the military will be happy if ballots from soldiers go uncounted.


Republicans won't care. We've seen many times they'll sacrifice each other and throw anyone under the bus for their own personal gains. Long as they can steal the election they can ignore everyone's vote.
 
2020-10-28 8:49:53 PM  
1 vote:

Peter von Nostrand: Well, they've already created a constitutional crisis, health care crisis, crisis in confidence, moral, ethical, legal crisis, ignoring an environmental crisis, foreign policy crisis, judicial crisis so might as well throw that on the pile.


But all those crises are good and easy to win!
 
2020-10-28 8:45:05 PM  
1 vote:
they picked the wrong president to try this. have you even heard him? he's out, he doesn't want to do it anymore. 

AkaDad: If they steal the election, America will burn. Millions of Americans will be taking unauthorized tours of the White House and all Trump properties.


tut tut. I, Sir and/or Ma'am do NOT walk thru things that are on fire. I'm not a Republican.
 
2020-10-28 8:42:20 PM  
1 vote:
It is a really good albeit maddening read.

fta: "In effect, the GOP is saying that we absolutely must have a result on election night, two and a half months before the next inauguration, but it would be wrong to start counting ballots as they come in now"

Kavanaugh is already starting to lie his ass off.

DeJoy is doing his bit.

The plan is in place.

It's a soft coup.

TFA is right, I think, It may take millions in the streets to stop the madness.

Hopefully not but still...
 
2020-10-28 8:41:34 PM  
1 vote:
(Stolen) elections have consequences.
If Trump & the GOPniks want to delegitimize the election & Constitution, who says we need to recognize either?
That's how countries split apart.
 
2020-10-28 8:34:49 PM  
1 vote:

lolmao500: And they wont be put against the wall for it because attempted murder just like attempted fascism aint a real crime.


I meant... attempted fascism unlike attempted murder aint a crime but it ought to be.
 
2020-10-28 8:33:16 PM  
1 vote:
I mean, yeah, that's what they do. They cheat to win to stay in power and stay rich and keep their friends rich. They suppress votes and gerrymander to win. IT IS WHAT THEY DO.
 
2020-10-28 8:32:54 PM  
1 vote:
Of all the people to fight for, they're fight for Trump
 
2020-10-28 8:32:53 PM  
1 vote:
And they wont be put against the wall for it because attempted murder just like attempted fascism aint a real crime.
 
2020-10-28 8:32:25 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, well, Americans were warned that 2016 could be their last election if Trump wins, and yet 42% didn't bother to vote at all, and about 25% voted for Trump.

This is what you wanted, America. Choke on it.
 
2020-10-28 8:31:02 PM  
1 vote:
Well, they've already created a constitutional crisis, health care crisis, crisis in confidence, moral, ethical, legal crisis, ignoring an environmental crisis, foreign policy crisis, judicial crisis so might as well throw that on the pile.
 
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