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2021-01-17 9:35:26 PM  
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2021-01-17 9:53:16 PM  
Remember those reports about 30 years ago about white sumpremists wanting to infiltrate the police and military.

Thank God the government took those reports seriously and stop it in it's tracks or we would have had a bunch of police and military at the insurrection.
 
2021-01-17 9:53:16 PM  
I hope they're shuffling folks around, assigning NG members from different units/states to work together, etc.

Someone is a lot less likely to do something stupid if they don't know the guy next to them.
 
2021-01-17 9:53:19 PM  
Jesus.
 
Qel [TotalFark] [OhFark]
2021-01-17 9:54:20 PM  
THIS IS NOT HELPING MY ANXIETY THAT I TOTALLY DON'T HAVE.

/sorry..internal voice typed that..So sorry.

// I WILL NOT BE IGNORED> DOOM SCROLL UNTIL 2 AM
 
2021-01-17 9:55:27 PM  
I'm glad I took Wednesday off from work. No way I'll be able to focus on it, anyway.
 
2021-01-17 9:55:47 PM  
That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.
 
2021-01-17 10:02:03 PM  

Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.


Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.
 
2021-01-17 10:04:09 PM  
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2021-01-17 10:10:26 PM  
I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.
 
2021-01-17 10:13:52 PM  

BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.


I hope that they're smart enough to keep Biden and Harris out of the line of fire of any one rifle at any one time.  The ugly truth is a suicidal national guardsman can probably get a shot off at one of them before someone else drops them.  The only way they get a shot off at both of them is if there is colossally poor planning.  At no point should they be within rifle, hand grenade, or drone-delivered IED range of each other.

Side note:  I'm a lot more worried about the prospect of a drone with an IED than I am about an inside job.  It's not like the inauguration is happening at a fixed outdoor point with a known GPS coordinate at a specific time, you know?
 
2021-01-17 10:15:58 PM  

Professor_Doctor: I'm glad I took Wednesday off from work. No way I'll be able to focus on it, anyway.


I also took Wednesday off.

And I also stated that this sort of thing is what I'm afraid of.  Biden gets shot by someone with a gun who was put there to *protect* him, but is actually part of the Trumper QAnon right-wing nutjob movement.
 
2021-01-17 10:16:08 PM  
'Murica.
 
2021-01-17 10:16:50 PM  

BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.


ActingPresident Pelosi.

That's how it works and you can bet they'll stress the Acting bit.
 
2021-01-17 10:18:04 PM  

Altimus Prime: BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.

I hope that they're smart enough to keep Biden and Harris out of the line of fire of any one rifle at any one time.  The ugly truth is a suicidal national guardsman can probably get a shot off at one of them before someone else drops them.  The only way they get a shot off at both of them is if there is colossally poor planning.  At no point should they be within rifle, hand grenade, or drone-delivered IED range of each other.

Side note:  I'm a lot more worried about the prospect of a drone with an IED than I am about an inside job.  It's not like the inauguration is happening at a fixed outdoor point with a known GPS coordinate at a specific time, you know?


If you had a million drones you could take out an aircraft carrier
 
2021-01-17 10:48:03 PM  

null: BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.

ActingPresident Pelosi.

That's how it works and you can bet they'll stress the Acting bit.


No acting about it.  Once Biden and Harris are sworn in if god forbid something happens to both of them, Pelosi is President until the end of the term that starts on the 20th.  There isn't a special election.  There isn't a do-over of the 2020 election.  The term starts at noon on January 20, and will end on January 20, 2025.
 
2021-01-17 10:49:39 PM  

BizarreMan: null: BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.

ActingPresident Pelosi.

That's how it works and you can bet they'll stress the Acting bit.

No acting about it.  Once Biden and Harris are sworn in if god forbid something happens to both of them, Pelosi is President until the end of the term that starts on the 20th.  There isn't a special election.  There isn't a do-over of the 2020 election.  The term starts at noon on January 20, and will end on January 20, 2025.


Unless you were referring to a 25th Amendment issue where they were injured but able to recover.
 
2021-01-17 10:55:32 PM  

Badmoodman: I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.


Of course it doesn't. LBJ was given the oath of office on AF1
 
2021-01-17 10:59:27 PM  

Qel: THIS IS NOT HELPING MY ANXIETY THAT I TOTALLY DON'T HAVE.

/sorry..internal voice typed that..So sorry.

// I WILL NOT BE IGNORED> DOOM SCROLL UNTIL 2 AM


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Tested on adults having panic attacks.

/I've got weird but kind hobbies.
 
2021-01-17 11:23:58 PM  

BizarreMan: null: BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.

ActingPresident Pelosi.

That's how it works and you can bet they'll stress the Acting bit.

No acting about it.  Once Biden and Harris are sworn in if god forbid something happens to both of them, Pelosi is President until the end of the term that starts on the 20th.  There isn't a special election.  There isn't a do-over of the 2020 election.  The term starts at noon on January 20, and will end on January 20, 2025.


You are extremely wrong and I have posted the argument so many times here on Fark that it seems someone turned it into a Wikipedia article.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actin​g​_president_of_the_United_States
 
2021-01-17 11:45:07 PM  

wooden_badger: Badmoodman: I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.

Of course it doesn't. LBJ was given the oath of office on AF1


You don't even need a judge or a Bible, hell, there isn't even specific wording outside of, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," you just need someone capable of legally witnessing the person saying the words. Technically you can even take the oath before noon on the 20th, you just have to be witnessed saying it before assuming the duties of the job.

In other words, Biden could pop on Zoom right now and say the magic words with his left hand on a copy of Playboy or a physics textbook and a notary public witnessing and he'd be good to go for Wednesday.

I would sleep better if he did that, actually.
 
2021-01-18 12:51:06 AM  
Does it have to be noon EST? Can he hop on a flight to Guam, take the oath there, and honeypot all the insurrectionists later at the ceremony (now that he has power to do so)?
 
2021-01-18 2:01:12 AM  

null: wooden_badger: Badmoodman: I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.

Of course it doesn't. LBJ was given the oath of office on AF1

You don't even need a judge or a Bible, hell, there isn't even specific wording outside of, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," you just need someone capable of legally witnessing the person saying the words. Technically you can even take the oath before noon on the 20th, you just have to be witnessed saying it before assuming the duties of the job.

In other words, Biden could pop on Zoom right now and say the magic words with his left hand on a copy of Playboy or a physics textbook and a notary public witnessing and he'd be good to go for Wednesday.

I would sleep better if he did that, actually.


He wants to show he isn't afraid. It is an act of defiance against the fascists.
 
2021-01-18 2:37:56 AM  
I understand Matt Gaetz and Madison Cawthorn have released damning new photographic evidence of Antifa inciting riots at the Capitol...

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2021-01-18 3:13:58 AM  

Charlie Freak: Does it have to be noon EST? Can he hop on a flight to Guam, take the oath there, and honeypot all the insurrectionists later at the ceremony (now that he has power to do so)?


The President's term begins at noon Eastern Time on the 20th of January. Period. He could take the Oath earlier, but he still wouldn't be president until noon.
 
2021-01-18 6:47:59 AM  

Badmoodman: I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.


LBJ was kinda going "zoom" when he took his oath.
 
2021-01-18 6:48:57 AM  
Well I guess it's a normal response to the military and cops flashing their IDs while participating in the mob on the 6th, at least...
 
2021-01-18 6:52:59 AM  

BizarreMan: null: BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.

ActingPresident Pelosi.

That's how it works and you can bet they'll stress the Acting bit.

No acting about it.  Once Biden and Harris are sworn in if god forbid something happens to both of them, Pelosi is President until the end of the term that starts on the 20th.  There isn't a special election.  There isn't a do-over of the 2020 election.  The term starts at noon on January 20, and will end on January 20, 2025.


Yeah, you don't see anyone saying "Acting President Gerald Ford", do you?
 
2021-01-18 6:55:20 AM  

null: BizarreMan: Hubris Boy: That's how they got Anwar Sadat. It only takes one.

Do they want president Pelosi because this is how you get president Pelosi.

ActingPresident Pelosi.

That's how it works and you can bet they'll stress the Acting bit.


Nonsense. If the President and Vice President are incapacitated or dead the Speaker becomes President. Not "acting President." President.
 
2021-01-18 6:56:26 AM  
They should look into this guy. If for nothing else than their terrible taste in "literature."

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2021-01-18 6:57:58 AM  
As I mentioned in another thread, I'm not going to spend this week being terrified about whatever the Bearded Howler Apes may try to pull. In around 54 hours from now, the Trump Train reverts back into a rotting pumpkin and Joe Biden takes over. I'm looking forward to it even more than Christmas.

If the BHA attempts more of their shenanigans, they'll find out the hard way that the space between F*ck Around to Finding Out will be much more narrow this time. Even Eric Prince won't be able to crack the levels of Security at the Inauguration.

My only caveat is that there won't be much of a public celebration as there were in times past. But then again, I get a feeling that Biden doesn't care much about pomp & public adulation as much as Trump obsessively does, so it's no big to him.
 
2021-01-18 7:03:03 AM  
So if somehow this chucklefarks manage to kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the President will be Nancy Pelosi.

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2021-01-18 7:04:02 AM  

GWSuperfan: I hope they're shuffling folks around, assigning NG members from different units/states to work together, etc.

Someone is a lot less likely to do something stupid if they don't know the guy next to them.


Just enfilade them with Secret Service units.

Are there miniguns in those hummers? fark around and find out.
 
2021-01-18 7:05:31 AM  
Well they saw what happened with several of the capitol police and all those other cops and military people that participated in the raid on the capitol so it seems like a pretty damn good idea.

/and that one SS agent that was posting trumper shiat online
 
2021-01-18 7:07:44 AM  
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2021-01-18 7:11:24 AM  
Well, yeah.

Any doubts that this madness might not have impacted LE and NG folk were dashed on Jan 6 2021.

RW extremism is a rot that runs deeper than I want to believe possible.

Lets hope all goes well.
 
2021-01-18 7:13:07 AM  
Has anyone vetted the FBI guys that will be vetting the NG troops?

/and who vetted those vetters?
 
2021-01-18 7:14:02 AM  
I mean, yes, shouldn't it be?
It seems like screening military personnel for radical beliefs that could lead them to do things like commit insurrection or attempt to assassinate the president is a good idea.
 
2021-01-18 7:14:31 AM  
This is normal in shiathole countries.
 
2021-01-18 7:16:09 AM  
Well - at least they're doing it. Just keep Trump's Sercret Service guys away from everything
 
2021-01-18 7:16:37 AM  
Banana republicans
 
2021-01-18 7:20:06 AM  
Have seen some preening by Republicans who haven't denounced 1/6/2021 at the Capitol building that it must say something about the legitimacy of a President if this much consideration has to be put into keeping them from being murdered. If you are sure you won the election, why are you so convinced that you will be killed to reinstall Trump for his earned second term?

I mean, it's not like the first president from their party faced similar threats, right?
 
2021-01-18 7:26:21 AM  

hissatsu: They should look into this guy. If for nothing else than their terrible taste in "literature."

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He's about 10 pages in. This guy might just be trying to pull a Klinger.
 
2021-01-18 7:27:50 AM  

Boo_Guy: Has anyone vetted the FBI guys that will be vetting the NG troops?

/and who vetted those vetters?


Reg Llama of Brixton.
 
2021-01-18 7:28:55 AM  

wooden_badger: Badmoodman: I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.

Of course it doesn't. LBJ was given the oath of office on AF1


I think some of this is at least being done for optics. They're trying to show that the new President isn't afraid of them.
 
2021-01-18 7:30:08 AM  

Badmoodman: I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.


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2021-01-18 7:31:29 AM  
So, violent antifa extremists have infiltrated the national guard, eh?

I have it on good authority that They have been operating within the military and national guard since at least 1941. Open your eyes, sheeple!
 
2021-01-18 7:35:07 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: wooden_badger: Badmoodman: I still don't understand why this has to be outdoors with attendees. Let Joe be the first Zoom president.

Of course it doesn't. LBJ was given the oath of office on AF1

I think some of this is at least being done for optics. They're trying to show that the new President isn't afraid of them.


No way. Biden wanted a big party for himself way back in November, long before violence was even a consideration. He's a narcissist, just like everyone else vain enough to even consider runnning for president. They all think they're "God's gift" and deserve to be anointed like a king when given the presidency.

Doing it indoors over zoom is something a humble servant of the USA would do. Unfortunately they broke the cast after creating Jimmy Carter.
 
2021-01-18 7:39:22 AM  

Boo_Guy: Has anyone vetted the FBI guys that will be vetting the NG troops?

/and who vetted those vetters?


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2021-01-18 7:39:55 AM  

hissatsu: They should look into this guy. If for nothing else than their terrible taste in "literature."

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Maybe it's a tactical copy, and you're meant to throw it with great force at the enemy.
 
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