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(NYPost)   Hey commish: flashing your rifle during a remote Zoom meeting about denouncing the Proud Boys? Good move   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Firearm, Gun, resident Keli MacIntosh, Michigan county commissioner, Weapon, Traverse City, Michigan, virtual public meeting, Commission Chair Rob Hentschel  
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3398 clicks; posted to Politics » on 23 Jan 2021 at 2:44 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-23 11:50:36 AM  
That is no different than waving your dick around.  In fact, it's worse.
 
2021-01-23 12:11:45 PM  
Yup, he's clueless and needs to go.
 
2021-01-23 12:13:52 PM  

edmo: Yup, he's clueless and needs to go.


You say that, but can you imagine the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners without him?  No, no you can't.
 
2021-01-23 12:43:08 PM  
The only reason to brandish a gun is to demonstrate that, hey, you have a gun.  It's intrinsically aggressive and threatening.  If that guy had pulled out a knife and waved it at the camera, no one would pretend to be confused.  The gun is more aggressive than a knife would have been.

Yes, there are circumstances where holding a gun or knife is appropriate, but if you're confused about what those circumstances are, you shouldn't be allowed to hold one.  You don't bring one to a meeting or a peaceful protest, for instance.

If he'd been demonstrating his support for men's health, he wouldn't have whipped out his dick.  Or maybe he would have.  Dude's a loon.

Those guys, both, can spin this as being stupid or being anti-American.  But either way, they don't belong on the board, and doesn't seem like they deserve gun licenses, either.  Or, probably, driver's licenses.
 
2021-01-23 1:16:09 PM  

downstairs: edmo: Yup, he's clueless and needs to go.

You say that, but can you imagine the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners without him?  No, no you can't.


I had this flash vision to a satirical world where the rosters of obscure local government bodies are given as much fan-fare and subjective talking heads scrutiny as major sports teams.
 
2021-01-23 1:28:24 PM  
Congratulations, Clous.

You are the official winner of the "Dumbest shiat I'll see today" award for 23rd January. Voting closed early by unanimous consent of the judges.
 
2021-01-23 2:48:22 PM  
Sorry about your penis, Commissioner Clous
 
2021-01-23 2:50:12 PM  
The 'Merica tag is busy being questioned by the FBI, apparently.
 
2021-01-23 2:52:01 PM  
The best arguments for serious gun control are made by the hardcore gun nuts.
 
2021-01-23 2:52:54 PM  
And these people will wonder over the next few years why their population continues to decrease, and no one wants to move into their racist little community.
 
2021-01-23 2:53:05 PM  
His "I'm so farking brilliant" smirk needs to be wiped off his face. farking ignoramus.
 
2021-01-23 2:53:27 PM  
"This is my rifle, that's why I'm chosen,
I got in a trifle, now my bank accounts frozen."

/parody of a different poem that begins, "this is my rifle .."
 
2021-01-23 2:54:10 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: That is no different than waving your dick around.  In fact, it's worse.


In this situation, yeah. He should have gone with his dick.

I suppose if they'd been discussing hunting, and the guy held it up and said "you don't need more than this to hunt" then he'd be ok.
 
2021-01-23 2:55:06 PM  
What, exactly, was he trying to accomplish?
 
2021-01-23 2:55:38 PM  
Until today I had never heard of Ron Clous. But now, not only have I heard of him, I know he has a very, very tiny penis. You'd think he wouldn't want to advertise that fact, but different squids for different kids, you know?
 
2021-01-23 2:55:56 PM  
Dead animal heads on wall, check.
Penis that stopped working a decade ago, check.
Need to brandish weapons when snowflake feelings are even remotely jostled, check.

God I am sick of these farking people, either put up or shut up.

Yes we know you have a gun, now either use it or trash it cause this idle threat thing is done.
 
2021-01-23 2:57:06 PM  

Dimensio: What, exactly, was he trying to accomplish?


He thought that brandishing a firearm over Zoom would have intimidated someone into supporting Nazis. These are the people who thought they could overthrow the government.
 
2021-01-23 2:58:15 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: That is no different than waving your dick around.  In fact, it's worse.


The rifle is big and could hurt somebody. The size of his dick means no one will get hurt.
 
2021-01-23 2:58:17 PM  

thiefofdreams: Dead animal heads on wall, check.
Penis that stopped working a decade ago, check.
Need to brandish weapons when snowflake feelings are even remotely jostled, check.

God I am sick of these farking people, either put up or shut up.

Yes we know you have a gun, now either use it or trash it cause this idle threat thing is done.


Every time someone shows off a gun online I see this in my head.
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2021-01-23 2:58:44 PM  

Dimensio: What, exactly, was he trying to accomplish?


Right? What's a "win" for him here? What's the best-case scenario?
 
2021-01-23 2:59:51 PM  
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Sow... reap... you can't explain these things. *shrug*
(obviously I'm a pro and a threat)

/s
 
2021-01-23 3:00:14 PM  
This jack ass needs to go too

He held the rifle up briefly, then set it down without a word, causing Commission Chair Rob Hentschel to laugh.
"I saw it across his chest and I thought it was ironic of him to do that," Hentschel said. "The person was talking about guns and he had one across his chest. I didn't see him do anything illegal or dangerous with it. He wasn't threatening or brandishing. He was just holding it."


Go fark yourself Hentschel.
 
2021-01-23 3:00:43 PM  
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2021-01-23 3:03:00 PM  
People who mistake the willingness to be an asshole with cleverness are the worst. What a psycho douchebag.
 
2021-01-23 3:03:33 PM  
What would happen to some regular guy who got up and brought his rifle over to the cam while a government official was talking about a terrorist group or gun violence?

Whatever they would do to that person is what this farker should get but we all know that's not going to happen because he's a government official.
 
2021-01-23 3:04:09 PM  
Clous later defended flashing the weapon and said he had no problem with the Proud Boys, which has been deemed  an extremist group by the FBI.

Yeah, you have no problem with them because you are also a piece of shiat like them.  Imagine if this was a normal public hearing where everyone was in person and this asshole went and pulled out a rifle.  JFC, purge all this garbage.
 
2021-01-23 3:04:14 PM  
It is preposterous and shameful that this country (and its legal system) refuses to acknowledge that someone brandishing a weapon is intimidation and a threat of violence.
 
2021-01-23 3:04:31 PM  
Most Farkers know what he wanted to "accomplish".
The guy was a younger man during this era...
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2021-01-23 3:04:49 PM  

Dimensio: What, exactly, was he trying to accomplish?


Right wingers feel that liberals don't have guns, therefore they can pull their guns out and intimidate liberal politicians into doing their bidding - after all, there's no liberal gun nuts in office to counter him.
 
2021-01-23 3:05:16 PM  
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2021-01-23 3:08:18 PM  

Percise1: [Fark user image 372x517]

Sow... reap... you can't explain these things. *shrug*
(obviously I'm a pro and a threat)

/s


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2021-01-23 3:08:34 PM  
Republicans now are pushing guns where they know they will get blow back so they can scream "The left is taking your guns away!!!!" and everyone will ignore that tried to overthrow the government.
 
2021-01-23 3:10:07 PM  
Sounds like he might have wrecked more than just his house with this little stunt...

Big Dipper - "Ron Klaus Wrecked His House"
Youtube dBC7V9bNNEY
 
2021-01-23 3:11:47 PM  

FeFiFoFark: [Fark user image 425x425]


Also I love the "Guns don't kill people" - Ok then if guns don't kill people why do people need guns then?


They have this argument that pretends guns don't make people more lethal.

But then the also say that people need guns for "Protection" - Which means the need to be made more lethal to "protect" themselves.

They want it both ways to pretend that guns don't make others more dangerous but say the need guns to make them more dangerous to others.
 
2021-01-23 3:12:34 PM  

FeFiFoFark: [Fark user image 425x425]


When they say "people", they don't mean themselves.
 
2021-01-23 3:15:37 PM  
Brandishing
 
2021-01-23 3:22:00 PM  
He may have spotted some antifa with bags of soup.
 
2021-01-23 3:23:11 PM  

Dimensio: What, exactly, was he trying to accomplish?


Demonstrate solidarity.  He was doing a "Oh, you think the PBs are a problem?  Who do you think watches over this town?"
 
2021-01-23 3:23:24 PM  

buravirgil: Most Farkers know what he wanted to "accomplish".
The guy was a younger man during this era...
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2021-01-23 3:23:31 PM  

Bullitt: Dimensio: What, exactly, was he trying to accomplish?

Right? What's a "win" for him here? What's the best-case scenario?


the other boys like him.
 
2021-01-23 3:26:04 PM  

SumoJeb: His "I'm so farking brilliant" smirk needs to be wiped punchedoff his face. farking ignoramus.


FTFY

yarnothuntin: This jack ass needs to go too

He held the rifle up briefly, then set it down without a word, causing Commission Chair Rob Hentschel to laugh.
"I saw it across his chest and I thought it was ironic of him to do that," Hentschel said. "The person was talking about guns and he had one across his chest. I didn't see him do anything illegal or dangerous with it. He wasn't threatening or brandishing. He was just holding it."

Go fark yourself Hentschel.


Because holding a rifle across your chest during a business meeting is a totally normal thing to do, right?
They BOTH need to go.

"guns don't kill people, people kill people"
True - that's why we need to take guns away from right wing nut bags and put people who brandish weapons in jail.
 
2021-01-23 3:32:44 PM  
That sucks. I always thought he was more levelheaded than that.

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/obscure?
 
2021-01-23 3:36:52 PM  
fark the person approving ny post links
 
2021-01-23 3:40:15 PM  
What a Farking clueless nerd.  Why would an adult do that? These types weirdos should not be holding any kind of public office.  And great you own guns, yeah me too, there in my gun safe where they belong.
 
2021-01-23 3:52:27 PM  
Members of the Proud Boys led the insurgency.  They are a terrorist organization.  Anyone that defends them is provisioning the Comfort portion of Aide & Comfort.

Gitmo his 60 year old punk ass.  He's unfit for public service.
 
2021-01-23 3:53:22 PM  

ReluctantPaladin: That sucks. I always thought he was more levelheaded than that.

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/obscure?


It still amazes me that the guy who starred on The Shield also played the doofus who hired a hooker while hanging out in Jerry's apartment on Seinfeld.
 
2021-01-23 4:00:11 PM  
The Proud Boys do what people like this fantasize they could have done in their youth.

That's why people like Clous think they're just swell. They're bringing back the beating the blacks and queers part of his childhood. It's nostalgia.
 
2021-01-23 4:03:17 PM  
This gun-fondling guy isn't confusing the Proud Boys with the Pride Boys by any chance?
 
2021-01-23 4:12:08 PM  
Yay, my city. I wish the people around here would stop voting assholes into office.
 
2021-01-23 4:29:38 PM  
Hey, look at what fun you can have creatively cropping NYPost pages:
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