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2021-03-04 8:32:20 PM  
PCOS, until the GOP is gone.
 
2021-03-04 8:33:32 PM  
So: Never

I remember this from back in 2001.
 
2021-03-04 9:03:59 PM  
I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.
 
2021-03-04 9:20:31 PM  
So, encampment in Marjorie's & QBert's offices?
 
2021-03-04 9:52:53 PM  
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
 
2021-03-04 11:47:43 PM  
It's ten minutes till midnight.  Is Trump president again yet?
 
2021-03-04 11:49:35 PM  
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2021-03-04 11:51:57 PM  
I mean, it's going to be a while before we eject all the Republicans in Congress.
 
2021-03-04 11:56:31 PM  
So forever
 
2021-03-05 12:05:15 AM  
What did anyone think would happen?
 
2021-03-05 12:09:39 AM  

Gyrfalcon: What did anyone think would happen?


Thought the terrorists would win again. Still waiting to be proven wrong. Just prop me up next to the skeleton that's still waiting for Obama to take his guns away.
 
2021-03-05 12:10:00 AM  
Just caught Tucker with "Insurrection" in quotes.

I wonder if a live-streamed execution would get them to remove the quotes?
 
2021-03-05 12:27:34 AM  

OdradekRex: PCOS, until the GOP is gone.


Polycystic ovary syndrome?
 
2021-03-05 12:29:55 AM  

tigerbot hesh: OdradekRex: PCOS, until the GOP is gone.

Polycystic ovary syndrome?


Yeah, think about it.
 
2021-03-05 12:33:04 AM  

HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.


"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.
 
2021-03-05 12:33:18 AM  
According to the Qnuts, today was supposed to be the "real" date for the inauguration and Trump was supposed to be back in the White House.  Since that didn't happen, they are claiming that the MSM played itself, and it all was an "I meant to do that" type of situation.

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2021-03-05 12:34:55 AM  
She means until after they ram thru gun control and the US Government agencies confiscate all guns and puts in prison or kills anyone who objects,
 
2021-03-05 12:36:05 AM  
What terrorist threat?
 
2021-03-05 12:44:38 AM  
And still no threat to republicans who are already using it as a campaign talking point.
 
2021-03-05 12:46:32 AM  
Honestly, for the "greatest country in the world", which spends billions and billions of dollars on state of the art military equipment, America has some appallingly bad, enormous, and repeated security failures going back to Pearl Harbor. It makes a person wonder when the message is going to sink in, that if the US government is going to spend our money on their stupid toys for combat readiness, then they should think about unboxing and using them, rather than letting them sit unused on a shelf. They're so busy spending our money to build toys for a threat that never comes, and they sit there with their mouths agape doing nothing when the call from the murderer is coming from inside the house.

If the lesson didn't register during the Pearl Harbor attack or 9/11, it should have really sunk in on January 6. Shocking that Americans can be terrorists too, right?

These warnings exist beforehand. They may not be widely known. But they aren't a complete surprise, or at least shouldn't be. If the American government cares about national security, which they like to at least pretend they do, then take the threats seriously. Stop being such downward-facing dumbasses about it.
 
2021-03-05 12:55:29 AM  
To pretend like there is any serious risk of a sizable force trying to storm the Capitol again is ludicrous.  The government insulating itself from the public behind thousands of troops on such weak justification is a bad sign.
 
2021-03-05 12:56:13 AM  

HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.


You are determined to die on this hill of red submissions aren't you?

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2021-03-05 12:58:33 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Honestly, for the "greatest country in the world", which spends billions and billions of dollars on state of the art military equipment, America has some appallingly bad, enormous, and repeated security failures going back to Pearl Harbor. It makes a person wonder when the message is going to sink in, that if the US government is going to spend our money on their stupid toys for combat readiness, then they should think about unboxing and using them, rather than letting them sit unused on a shelf. They're so busy spending our money to build toys for a threat that never comes, and they sit there with their mouths agape doing nothing when the call from the murderer is coming from inside the house.

If the lesson didn't register during the Pearl Harbor attack or 9/11, it should have really sunk in on January 6. Shocking that Americans can be terrorists too, right?

These warnings exist beforehand. They may not be widely known. But they aren't a complete surprise, or at least shouldn't be. If the American government cares about national security, which they like to at least pretend they do, then take the threats seriously. Stop being such downward-facing dumbasses about it.


"First, what I want the public to understand is that no new law is necessary. I worked these cases in the 1990s, and nobody suggested we didn't have enough legal authority to do so. So it's a distraction in the first place. The question isn't what new laws they need, but why isn't the FBI using the laws it has to address this problem.

[...]

There are five federal hate crime statutes. There are 51 federal crimes and terrorism statutes that apply to domestic terrorism. There are organized crime statues. There are conspiracy statues. There's plenty legal authority to address these crimes, and again they can't even tell you how many people white supremacists and far right militants kill each year because they're not sufficiently looking at that violence. There are some good agents who are doing good work in different offices around the country, but FBI leaders are not prioritizing this work.

Law enforcement is part of the problem. So empowering law enforcement is not the solution. Law enforcement already has the power to address violent crime. They're choosing not to. What Congress needs to do and what the new administration needs to do is get to the bottom of why they're choosing not to."

https://truthout.org/articles/empower​i​ng-law-enforcement-is-not-the-solution​-says-former-fbi-agent/
 
2021-03-05 12:59:20 AM  

pxsteel: She means until after they ram thru gun control and the US Government agencies confiscate all guns and puts in prison or kills anyone who objects,


Threaten me with a good time will ya.
 
2021-03-05 1:01:39 AM  

powhound: HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.

You are determined to die on this hill of red submissions aren't you?

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What can I say, I guess I'm just a maverick.  But don't worry, I can take the heat.

/This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon, man!
 
2021-03-05 1:05:08 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Honestly, for the "greatest country in the world", which spends billions and billions of dollars on state of the art military equipment, America has some appallingly bad, enormous, and repeated security failures going back to Pearl Harbor. It makes a person wonder when the message is going to sink in, that if the US government is going to spend our money on their stupid toys for combat readiness, then they should think about unboxing and using them, rather than letting them sit unused on a shelf. They're so busy spending our money to build toys for a threat that never comes, and they sit there with their mouths agape doing nothing when the call from the murderer is coming from inside the house.

If the lesson didn't register during the Pearl Harbor attack or 9/11, it should have really sunk in on January 6. Shocking that Americans can be terrorists too, right?

These warnings exist beforehand. They may not be widely known. But they aren't a complete surprise, or at least shouldn't be. If the American government cares about national security, which they like to at least pretend they do, then take the threats seriously. Stop being such downward-facing dumbasses about it.


They're not failures if they're deliberate.
 
2021-03-05 1:09:35 AM  
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2021-03-05 1:10:37 AM  
At this point, we should just have a few detachments of troops in ceremonial uniforms form squares on the capital lawn, at different shifts, like the Brits do with Buckingham Palace.  Most of the time, they were just there for dress up, but can be used to reinforce the police in barricading doors.
 
2021-03-05 1:11:11 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Honestly, for the "greatest country in the world", which spends billions and billions of dollars on state of the art military equipment, America has some appallingly bad, enormous, and repeated security failures going back to Pearl Harbor. It makes a person wonder when the message is going to sink in, that if the US government is going to spend our money on their stupid toys for combat readiness, then they should think about unboxing and using them, rather than letting them sit unused on a shelf. They're so busy spending our money to build toys for a threat that never comes, and they sit there with their mouths agape doing nothing when the call from the murderer is coming from inside the house.

If the lesson didn't register during the Pearl Harbor attack or 9/11, it should have really sunk in on January 6. Shocking that Americans can be terrorists too, right?

These warnings exist beforehand. They may not be widely known. But they aren't a complete surprise, or at least shouldn't be. If the American government cares about national security, which they like to at least pretend they do, then take the threats seriously. Stop being such downward-facing dumbasses about it.


That's certainly a take. Not one I agree with. But it's a well thought out response.

But the security industry blinders are focusing on external threats, specifically Islamic terrorism. And internal threats are viewed as a free speech and any attempt to thwart that level of rhetoric is viewed as oppressive, and political machinations that compromise the national security of the country.

You can address the latter with non-military means and focus in on the root of the extremism. Which is more than "economic anxiety".

It's the erosion of power structures that have given special privileges to the complexion of your skin. It is the exculpatory relationship of having expectations based on privilege and watching those advantages vanish which cause severe backlash. Going beyond skin deep issues, it is the religious entanglements tied up in political faith movements. It is the crushing demise of losing economic mobility under huge recessions.

There is only so much domestic spying and internal gate keeping can do with out attacking their ability to communicate freely. The problem is part of the government allies with them, and views their positions as just.

Our divide between each other in this country is so vast at this point that we have no common ground and simply have battle lines.
 
2021-03-05 1:13:58 AM  

HighOnCraic: powhound: HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.

You are determined to die on this hill of red submissions aren't you?

[Fark user image 425x283]

What can I say, I guess I'm just a maverick.  But don't worry, I can take the heat.

/This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon, man!


Hahaha. True that. You have 8x more greened than me but I'm an underachiever.

My greatest disappointment was a news article about girls in a motorboat boobie flashing a news crew. Submitted as a News Flash and it was shot down.

/kicks sand
 
2021-03-05 1:16:14 AM  

GrinzGrimly: To pretend like there is any serious risk of a sizable force trying to storm the Capitol again is ludicrous.  The government insulating itself from the public behind thousands of troops on such weak justification is a bad sign.


What's it like supporting Timothy McVeigh? And the Oklahoma City Bombing?

What's it like to wake up every day and say January 6th wasn't just the culmination of a failed despot desperately grabbing for power, but a reasonable protest that was planned and plotted to take senators and congressmen and women hostages until they got their way?

Because all I hear from you is a lot of inept excuse making.
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2021-03-05 1:17:46 AM  

HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.


I would have changed 'Waldo Pepper' for 'Prepper the pig', but whatever.
 
2021-03-05 1:20:39 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: GrinzGrimly: To pretend like there is any serious risk of a sizable force trying to storm the Capitol again is ludicrous.  The government insulating itself from the public behind thousands of troops on such weak justification is a bad sign.

What's it like supporting Timothy McVeigh? And the Oklahoma City Bombing?

What's it like to wake up every day and say January 6th wasn't just the culmination of a failed despot desperately grabbing for power, but a reasonable protest that was planned and plotted to take senators and congressmen and women hostages until they got their way?

Because all I hear from you is a lot of inept excuse making.
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But...Antifa...They tore down some statues of southern insurrectionists, isn't that the same as sedition?
/sarcasm
//to be clear
///for idiots.
 
2021-03-05 1:22:49 AM  

powhound: HighOnCraic: powhound: HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.

You are determined to die on this hill of red submissions aren't you?

[Fark user image 425x283]

What can I say, I guess I'm just a maverick.  But don't worry, I can take the heat.

/This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon, man!

Hahaha. True that. You have 8x more greened than me but I'm an underachiever.

My greatest disappointment was a news article about girls in a motorboat boobie flashing a news crew. Submitted as a News Flash and it was shot down.

/kicks sand


If I had absolute power, I would have greenlit your headline.
 
2021-03-05 1:24:33 AM  

pxsteel: She means until after they ram thru gun control and the US Government agencies confiscate all guns and puts in prison or kills anyone who objects,


By all means then. Please object.
 
2021-03-05 1:24:34 AM  

MrSplifferton: HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.

I would have changed 'Waldo Pepper' for 'Prepper the pig', but whatever.


Was that a movie?
 
2021-03-05 1:29:07 AM  

GrinzGrimly: To pretend like there is any serious risk of a sizable force trying to storm the Capitol again is ludicrous.  The government insulating itself from the public behind thousands of troops on such weak justification is a bad sign.


Meanwhile in reality, the government was insulating itself already. Some were doing it in order to protect from COVID. Others were because their town halls were getting angrier, and they hated having to answer questions.

You being outraged because we're adding security to the capitol because we had the first attempted coup since 1814, and a lot of the people who helped arrange it are still at large, is beyond farking stupid. Full stop.
 
2021-03-05 1:40:11 AM  

GrinzGrimly: To pretend like there is any serious risk of a sizable force trying to storm the Capitol again is ludicrous.  The government insulating itself from the public behind thousands of troops on such weak justification is a bad sign.


The shiat smeared on the walls of the Capitol would beg to differ.
 
2021-03-05 1:40:52 AM  

GrinzGrimly: To pretend like there is any serious risk of a sizable force trying to storm the Capitol again is ludicrous.  The government insulating itself from the public behind thousands of troops on such weak justification is a bad sign.


You are just annoyed that they are there because the right has radicalized and being the party of rabid RWA domestic terrorism is a bad look.

Granted things have cooled down somewhat now that Trump isn't getting his apparatchiks to prevent a response from the NG and isn't inciting a riot while lying that he will be with them when they storm the place and the fact that he didn't pardon any of the 1/6 insurrectionist.

But that all noted the danger persists and will continue to as long as the GOP are the party of propagandists constantly faking outrages, liars incapable of acting in good faith or showing even one ounce of intellectual honesty.

So get used to it.
 
2021-03-05 1:41:43 AM  

HighOnCraic: MrSplifferton: HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.

I would have changed 'Waldo Pepper' for 'Prepper the pig', but whatever.

Was that a movie?


Was he really called 'Waldo Pepper'?
I never knew he had a last name.

/I was always busy looking for 5 seagulls
//or 2 laughing pandas
///or whatever else was on the checklist other than Waldo...
 
2021-03-05 1:44:15 AM  

pxsteel: She means until after they ram thru gun control and the US Government agencies confiscate all guns and puts in prison or kills anyone who objects,


Pro-tip: They can't confiscate your guns if you eat one of the bullets first.
 
2021-03-05 1:53:10 AM  
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2021-03-05 1:56:37 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Just caught Tucker with "Insurrection" in quotes.

I wonder if a live-streamed execution would get them to remove the quotes?


Tucker Carlson is the real reason nobody should be celebrating Rush Limbaugh's death. The only thing that died was a man. His ideas continue to live on from a different mouthpiece.
 
2021-03-05 1:57:12 AM  

MrSplifferton: HighOnCraic: MrSplifferton: HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.

I would have changed 'Waldo Pepper' for 'Prepper the pig', but whatever.

Was that a movie?

Was he really called 'Waldo Pepper'?
I never knew he had a last name.

/I was always busy looking for 5 seagulls
//or 2 laughing pandas
///or whatever else was on the checklist other than Waldo...


Sigh...  I know it's too late to salvage this, but the article refers to concerns about "all the president's men," which is also the title of a movie written by William Goldman, so I thought it would be funny to throw in references to a bunch of other movies written by the same screenwriter, but nobody found it as amusing as I did, which is inconceivable to me.

/It was sort of an homage to a farker called stoparrestingme, who was a legend around here years ago.
//Nobody knows anything!
 
2021-03-05 2:00:16 AM  

Gulper Eel: Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.


But not as permanent as a troll being contrary.
 
2021-03-05 2:08:48 AM  

quiotu: GrinzGrimly: To pretend like there is any serious risk of a sizable force trying to storm the Capitol again is ludicrous.  The government insulating itself from the public behind thousands of troops on such weak justification is a bad sign.

Meanwhile in reality, the government was insulating itself already. Some were doing it in order to protect from COVID. Others were because their town halls were getting angrier, and they hated having to answer questions.

You being outraged because we're adding security to the capitol because we had the first attempted coup since 1814, and a lot of the people who helped arrange it are still at large, is beyond farking stupid. Full stop.


Try to appreciate many of the same people who were inexplicably pushing for a light security footprint on January 6th when there were 100k+ of the most fervent Trump supporters planned to converge on the area are now happy to have 13,000 troops standing around today - when nothing is going on.  It seems exceedingly unlikely there is a secret army of MAGA warriors hiding in a nearby gymnasium at a shuttered school ready to pop out and charge the building without notice. A handful of crazies might try something, but that's true for any day, past or future and they don't need a medium sized army on standby to stop that.
 
2021-03-05 2:13:56 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Just caught Tucker with "Insurrection" in quotes.

I wonder if a live-streamed execution would get them to remove the quotes?

Tucker Carlson is the real reason nobody should be celebrating Rush Limbaugh's death. The only thing that died was a man. His ideas continue to live on from a different mouthpiece.


Fark that. I've been celebrating that malignant pustule's death every damn day. And will keep doing so until the Kavalan runs out.

/drinks
 
2021-03-05 2:18:42 AM  
So, nobody wants to storm the Capitol because of the security measures--it would take a miracle--and that just proves that we don't need the security measures?

Inconceivable!
 
2021-03-05 2:22:03 AM  
seems like we (the taxpayers) could sue someone (Trump) for the cost of all this extra security his big lie has made necessacary. seems like we could have a huge class action suit out of it.
 
2021-03-05 2:36:40 AM  

MrSplifferton: HighOnCraic: MrSplifferton: HighOnCraic: HighOnCraic: I still think my headline was funnier, but I can accept that a different headline about this story has been approved, and no amount of magic can change that.

"Nancy Pelosi worries that the Capitol might be attacked again by all the president's men, the princess bride, the Stepford wives, the great Waldo Pepper, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid. She may have gone a bridge too far."

/But I guess none of the Mods are fans of screenwriter William Goldman...
//Which leaves me with nothing but a great feeling of misery.

I would have changed 'Waldo Pepper' for 'Prepper the pig', but whatever.

Was that a movie?

Was he really called 'Waldo Pepper'?
I never knew he had a last name.

/I was always busy looking for 5 seagulls
//or 2 laughing pandas
///or whatever else was on the checklist other than Waldo...


It refers to a movie about how Robert Redford paid for medical school.
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