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2021-04-14 8:30:28 PM  
How about a medal?
 
2021-04-14 9:02:46 PM  
THIS IS AN...acceptable decision.
 
2021-04-14 9:15:07 PM  

GRCooper: How about a medal?


They voted to give all the officers on Capital Hill that day commendations.

The most they can give to a civilian would be the Medal of Freedom. Eugene Goodman, for example, definitely saved Mitten's life and lead the mob away from the chambers.

/ Honestly? He deserves a Medal of Honor, but he's unlikely to get one.
 
2021-04-14 9:17:23 PM  
You mean the terrorist revolutionary combatant?
 
2021-04-14 9:23:18 PM  

iheartscotch: GRCooper: How about a medal?

They voted to give all the officers on Capital Hill that day commendations.

The most they can give to a civilian would be the Medal of Freedom. Eugene Goodman, for example, definitely saved Mitten's life and lead the mob away from the chambers.

/ Honestly? He deserves a Medal of Honor, but he's unlikely to get one.


I should clarify.

The Medal of Honor has been given to civilians...but it hasn't been done in 150 years. General Sherman gave one to one of the battlefield nurses, if I'm remembering correctly.
 
2021-04-14 9:27:10 PM  
Just to refresh memories, the mob was 100 feet or so from the Speakers Lobby, an entrance to the Chamber of the House of Representatives where some members had not yet been evacuated. The mob then broke through a window, Babbit climbed through first and was shot. As she damn well should have been.
 
2021-04-14 9:30:43 PM  
I hope one day her husband will finally realize that she died due to lies pushed by their orange hero.
 
2021-04-14 9:31:43 PM  
demonstrator

insurrectionist
immediate threat
traitor

All three of these would be more accurate.
 
2021-04-14 9:33:46 PM  
Every year on January 6, the entire nation should stage re-enactments of the brave men and women defending the capital shooting down this enemy combatant mid-attack. It could even be another federal holiday. Statues should be erected. The name Ashli Babbitt should come to mean any terrorist motivated by conspiracy theories that only idiots could believe in the first place dying a worthless but entirely deserved death at the hands of people far better than they. That farking idiot really pulled an Ashli, they might say.
 
2021-04-14 9:55:45 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Every year on January 6, the entire nation should stage re-enactments of the brave men and women defending the capital shooting down this enemy combatant mid-attack. It could even be another federal holiday. Statues should be erected. The name Ashli Babbitt should come to mean any terrorist motivated by conspiracy theories that only idiots could believe in the first place dying a worthless but entirely deserved death at the hands of people far better than they. That farking idiot really pulled an Ashli, they might say.


Honestly? I've thought about petitioning for a statue of Eugene Goodman in the "I'm going to hit you with this" pose and placing it somewhere on the Capital steps.

/ maybe his statue would scare away Red Hats
 
2021-04-14 10:39:20 PM  
Maybe a NSFW warning for the site with an auto-play video of someone getting shot?
 
2021-04-14 11:02:18 PM  
For some reason I now have Elmer Fudd's voice singing "Kill da Babbit" stuck in my head, and I'm ok with it.
 
2021-04-14 11:30:15 PM  
Those morons are lucky more of them weren't shot. It would have been 100% justified.
 
2021-04-14 11:31:33 PM  
"Can I have the CCTV footage?"

"Wha - why?!"

"No particular reason..."

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2021-04-14 11:31:35 PM  
I feel like people named Ashli are probably always going to be some kind of problem.
 
2021-04-14 11:32:15 PM  
I should feel bad when a cop shoots someone who is clearly mentally ill.   I'd guess about 95% of the time I do.
 
2021-04-14 11:32:31 PM  
Seditionists trying to take a branch of government by force?  It's a tragedy more of them didn't get it.

foo monkey: Maybe a NSFW warning for the site with an auto-play video of someone getting shot?


You misspelled "someone who farked around finding out"
 
2021-04-14 11:32:39 PM  
Demonstrator? Try violent trespasser participating in mob violence.
 
2021-04-14 11:33:24 PM  

foo monkey: Maybe a NSFW warning for the site with an auto-play video of someone getting shot? farking around and finding out?


FTFY
 
2021-04-14 11:33:32 PM  
THIS IS AN OUTRAoh, her.
 
2021-04-14 11:34:20 PM  
"No charges will be filed against officer who fatally shot demonstrator"

Is the headline using the Fox News definition of "demonstrator"? Because all of those people sure looked like terrorists to me.
 
2021-04-14 11:34:25 PM  

edmo: Those morons are lucky more of them weren't shot. It would have been 100% justified.


Yes, but it would have made them martyrs for their cause.  Imagine the next Charlottesville march with them holding up pictures of the valiant January 6 patriots or painting prominent streets with "PATRIOT LIVES MATTER."
 
2021-04-14 11:36:01 PM  

foo monkey: edmo: Those morons are lucky more of them weren't shot. It would have been 100% justified.

Yes, but it would have made them martyrs for their cause.  Imagine the next Charlottesville march with them holding up pictures of the valiant January 6 patriots or painting prominent streets with "PATRIOT LIVES MATTER."


Worth it.
 
2021-04-14 11:36:44 PM  

edmo: Those morons are lucky more of them weren't shot. It would have been 100% justified.


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2021-04-14 11:37:07 PM  
I like thisedition of Cop Kills Civilian.
 
2021-04-14 11:38:33 PM  

Kubo: demonstrator

insurrectionist
immediate threat
traitor

All three of these would be more accurate.


She was a demonstrator. Of profound stupidity, gullibility and the ballistic effectiveness of service weapons.
 
2021-04-14 11:39:29 PM  
This here is USDA Grade A "Headline of the Year:  Context" material.

It brought a tear to my eye.
 
2021-04-14 11:39:48 PM  

foo monkey: Maybe a NSFW warning for the site with an auto-play video of someone getting shot?


NSFW is reserved for things like underboob or an ass in a thong, getting shot to death is fine.
 
2021-04-14 11:40:16 PM  

edmo: Those morons are lucky more of them weren't shot. It would have been 100% justified.


I suspect, alteast in part, luck was not involved
 
2021-04-14 11:40:37 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Every year on January 6, the entire nation should stage re-enactments of the brave men and women defending the capital shooting down this enemy combatant mid-attack. It could even be another federal holiday. Statues should be erected. The name Ashli Babbitt should come to mean any terrorist motivated by conspiracy theories that only idiots could believe in the first place dying a worthless but entirely deserved death at the hands of people far better than they. That farking idiot really pulled an Ashli, they might say.


I have a pretty good friend who's a WWII re-enactor. He has just . . . a silly amount of WWII-era clothing and fake armaments. I'm always up for a good ridiculous LARP and have found it sad that a) it's such a boys' club and b) they take it so seriously.

I will here and now volunteer to perform as the annual Babbitt re-enactor for an annual event. I'll buy a blonde wig and squibs and everything.
 
2021-04-14 11:40:43 PM  
Saw a thread on the Twitter about this and it seems some Americans are outraged by this news. We are in for a long ideological and epistemological struggle in this country and I have No Idea how we get out of it with the exception of getting into a war with Russia or a China.
 
2021-04-14 11:41:07 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Every year on January 6, the entire nation should stage re-enactments of the brave men and women defending the capital shooting down this enemy combatant mid-attack. It could even be another federal holiday. Statues should be erected. The name Ashli Babbitt should come to mean any terrorist motivated by conspiracy theories that only idiots could believe in the first place dying a worthless but entirely deserved death at the hands of people far better than they. That farking idiot really pulled an Ashli, they might say.


Like some sort of American Guy Fawkes day? Sounds like a good excuse to get hammered, I'm down!
 
2021-04-14 11:43:01 PM  
She should have just obeyed the law 🤷🏼♀
 
2021-04-14 11:43:02 PM  

thorpe: Just to refresh memories, the mob was 100 feet or so from the Speakers Lobby, an entrance to the Chamber of the House of Representatives where some members had not yet been evacuated. The mob then broke through a window, Babbit climbed through first and was shot. As she damn well should have been.


They should have opened fire much sooner.
 
2021-04-14 11:43:10 PM  
Ashli Babbitt was an excellent driver.
 
2021-04-14 11:43:19 PM  
dEmOnStRaTer
 
2021-04-14 11:43:44 PM  
Because the demonstrator was white!

/Am I doing it right?
 
2021-04-14 11:44:34 PM  
Try her in absentia for her role in the insurrection, including no fewer than 5 counts of felony murder (yes, I am suggesting she be posthumously charged with murder for her own death)

On conviction, exhume and destroy her remains, and seize from her family any life insurance money or other inheritance they got from her.

She was a former military member who knowingly and willingly took up arms against her own nation. Show her no mercy, not even in death.
 
2021-04-14 11:45:24 PM  

Peter Weyland: foo monkey: edmo: Those morons are lucky more of them weren't shot. It would have been 100% justified.

Yes, but it would have made them martyrs for their cause.  Imagine the next Charlottesville march with them holding up pictures of the valiant January 6 patriots or painting prominent streets with "PATRIOT LIVES MATTER."

Worth it.


I'd save fireworks from the 4th for the occasion.
 
2021-04-14 11:46:06 PM  
Committing violent treason acts against the government is going to get you some high velocity lead poisoning every time.

Sucks to be her.
 
2021-04-14 11:46:06 PM  

foo monkey: edmo: Those morons are lucky more of them weren't shot. It would have been 100% justified.

Yes, but it would have made them martyrs for their cause.  Imagine the next Charlottesville march with them holding up pictures of the valiant January 6 patriots or painting prominent streets with "PATRIOT LIVES MATTER."


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2021-04-14 11:46:11 PM  
Hee hee, good one, Subby!
 
2021-04-14 11:46:32 PM  
I guess you could say she was a demonstrator, as she expressed unhinged demonstrative rage.
 
2021-04-14 11:47:10 PM  

Wing Kong Exchange Day Trader: Saw a thread on the Twitter about this and it seems some Americans are outraged by this news. We are in for a long ideological and epistemological struggle in this country and I have No Idea how we get out of it with the exception of getting into a war with Russia or a China.


Of course. The right will claim the we should be just as angry as when an unarmed black is killed. They will claim this was just as much a demonstration as in Portland, etc.
Sigh.
If the Trumper at the Pentagon had not prevented the troops from arriving, this all could have been prevented. On the other hand, maybe he did the left a big favor.
 
2021-04-14 11:47:54 PM  

King Something: Try her in absentia for her role in the insurrection, including no fewer than 5 counts of felony murder (yes, I am suggesting she be posthumously charged with murder for her own death)

On conviction, exhume and destroy her remains, and seize from her family any life insurance money or other inheritance they got from her.

She was a former military member who knowingly and willingly took up arms against her own nation. Show her no mercy, not even in death.


Okay, that's a bit insane.

I'm not brimming with sympathy for this failed insurrectionist, but what possible purpose would be served by defiling her corpse and harming her family?

She's dead. She already paid the ultimate price and is now far beyond caring.
 
2021-04-14 11:48:27 PM  
She was warned

She was given an explanation

Nevertheless, she persisted
 
2021-04-14 11:49:11 PM  
I saw the video of the big insurrectionists who helped this small one put her head thru the broken window to get shot first. They should have been fired on. They were having a great time.
 
2021-04-14 11:50:57 PM  

iheartscotch: The most they can give to a civilian would be the Medal of Freedom.


It became the Worship Word Medal when the Flim Flam Führer gave it to the Big Fat Idiot.
 
2021-04-14 11:51:53 PM  
Her blood is on Trump's hands.
 
2021-04-14 11:52:22 PM  

foo monkey: Maybe a NSFW warning for the site with an auto-play video of someone getting shot?


You mean something like...oh I don't know....a trigger warning, perhaps?
 
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