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(Independent)   And here's the entirely predictable photo of Georgia Congressional Rep. Andrew Clyde barricading the door against the January 6 insurrectionists who he later likened to "normal, everyday tourists"   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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2021-05-17 4:54:39 AM  
Another internet badass who thought the terrorists weren't so bad, but were actively pissing themselves while the terrorists were there? Shocking.

There were a handful of legislators that were truly heroic that day. This man was not one of them.
 
2021-05-17 4:54:50 AM  
I say we throw him to the tourists.
 
2021-05-17 4:57:36 AM  
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2021-05-17 4:59:48 AM  
Damn, tourism sure has changed since the last time I went on vacation.
 
2021-05-17 5:08:25 AM  
He's from Georgia. Someone probably told him one of the "tourists" was named William Tecumseh Sherman. Instinctive reaction.
 
2021-05-17 5:09:34 AM  
Georgia tourists must be pretty hardcore.
 
2021-05-17 5:11:06 AM  

winterbraid: Georgia tourists must be pretty hardcore.


Unobtanium: William Tecumseh Sherman


well you got me there dot jpg
 
2021-05-17 5:12:43 AM  
Another gutless shameful coward who will face no repercussions or push back in the media for trying to whitewash and blame media organizations for a Republican Party that is ready to use force to over throw elections and install their chosen brand of psychopath.
 
2021-05-17 5:17:18 AM  
I suspect most Republicans in Congress had to buy new underwear the day after 1/6, but good luck getting them to admit it.
 
2021-05-17 5:19:34 AM  
Not Terrorists... Tourists!
 
2021-05-17 5:19:40 AM  

Alphax: I suspect most Republicans in Congress had to buy new underwear the day after 1/6, but good luck getting them to admit it.


Heh.

"Fetch me my brown pants!"
 
2021-05-17 5:23:12 AM  

aagrajag: Alphax: I suspect most Republicans in Congress had to buy new underwear the day after 1/6, but good luck getting them to admit it.

Heh.

"Fetch me my brown pants!"


I saw a story earlier that McCarthy's security detail hustled him out of the building, leaving another Congressman in McCarthy's office to fend for himself.  He hid in McCarthy's private bathroom, standing on the toilet, armed with a Civil War era sword that he'd pried off the wall.
 
2021-05-17 5:25:34 AM  

Alphax: aagrajag: Alphax: I suspect most Republicans in Congress had to buy new underwear the day after 1/6, but good luck getting them to admit it.

Heh.

"Fetch me my brown pants!"

I saw a story earlier that McCarthy's security detail hustled him out of the building, leaving another Congressman in McCarthy's office to fend for himself.  He hid in McCarthy's private bathroom, standing on the toilet, armed with a Civil War era sword that he'd pried off the wall.


That's so crazy, it's got to be real.
 
2021-05-17 5:33:58 AM  

Alphax: aagrajag: Alphax: I suspect most Republicans in Congress had to buy new underwear the day after 1/6, but good luck getting them to admit it.

Heh.

"Fetch me my brown pants!"

I saw a story earlier that McCarthy's security detail hustled him out of the building, leaving another Congressman in McCarthy's office to fend for himself.  He hid in McCarthy's private bathroom, standing on the toilet, armed with a Civil War era sword that he'd pried off the wall.


Yeah, I've taken to leaving a daily reminder for McCarthy that he's not just a traitorous (why'd he have a security TEAM on that day, of all days?) piece of shiat, but also a coward who leaves his supposed friends behind when it would've cost him nothing to say "hey we're bailing, come with us!". The fact that in his moronic missive to his conference he wrote about how he had learned in his time of running his "business" that the boss is always last to leave makes all this especially nauseating.
 
2021-05-17 5:36:35 AM  
Well when my family comes to town I do the same, damn tourists.
 
2021-05-17 5:41:54 AM  
Well they are normal everyday republicans.

I love how even the republicans fearing for their lives on the 6th are all like "meh, no biggs".  Talk about abused spouse syndrome.
 
2021-05-17 5:43:47 AM  
Well, I kinda guessed he was lying when I saw the "R" after his name...

/saves time, really
 
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2021-05-17 5:45:07 AM  
anyone got the pic for those who don't want to scale the pay forced-sign-up wall?
 
2021-05-17 5:45:50 AM  

omg bbq: Well they are normal everyday republicans.

I love how even the republicans fearing for their lives on the 6th are all like "meh, no biggs".  Talk about abused spouse syndrome.


It isn't even that. These people are rightfully terrified of their own constituents.

The violent mob has come to power.
 
2021-05-17 5:54:24 AM  
"As one of the members who stayed in the Capitol, and on the House floor, who with other Republican colleagues helped barricade the door until almost 3pm from the mob who tried to enter, I can tell you the House floor was never breached and it was not an insurrection,"

Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry?
 
2021-05-17 5:56:51 AM  

aagrajag: omg bbq: Well they are normal everyday republicans.

I love how even the republicans fearing for their lives on the 6th are all like "meh, no biggs".  Talk about abused spouse syndrome.

It isn't even that. These people are rightfully terrified of their own constituents.

The violent mob has come to power.


Well, once you grab the tiger by the tail you have to jerk him off over and over until he goes to sleep.

Or something.

My grandpa had really strange sayings.
 
2021-05-17 6:02:05 AM  

omg bbq: aagrajag: omg bbq: Well they are normal everyday republicans.

I love how even the republicans fearing for their lives on the 6th are all like "meh, no biggs".  Talk about abused spouse syndrome.

It isn't even that. These people are rightfully terrified of their own constituents.

The violent mob has come to power.

Well, once you grab the tiger by the tail you have to jerk him off over and over until he goes to sleep.

Or something.

My grandpa had really strange sayings.


You know, I know some rather ancient and colourful expressions about licking hemorrhoids, but now I find myself wondering if one of the Chinese poets or sages ever wrote about jacking off a tiger.

Also, I wish I'd had a chance to party with your granddad.
 
2021-05-17 6:24:24 AM  
I didn't see the actual photo.
 
2021-05-17 6:25:17 AM  
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2021-05-17 6:28:16 AM  
The best part is that you can recognize him because he's clearly not wearing a mask when everyone else is.
 
2021-05-17 6:28:33 AM  

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"Quick! The tourists are coming!"
 
2021-05-17 6:33:22 AM  

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The implications here are clear:

He doesn't have his mask on because he has taken charge of the situation (notice no libs there?) and is speaking.  He's quite clearly discussing building works to the doors, explaining to the contractors that the doors are quite inconvenient when, during the daily tours, members have to move that large piece of furniture to stop wayward/lost tourists walking in by accident.  Those men in masks are then going to go away and work out a price to do the works.  This is standard building maintenance guys, come on.
 
2021-05-17 6:44:36 AM  
I am absolutely at a loss for why ANYONE would try to downplay that event.  Especially the people who were in the most danger as it was going on.  This goes doubly so when it is on record, SHOWING that you were scared and were taking precautions to protect yourself.

Why would you downplay that?

Let us also throw on the pile that EVERYONE saw what happened as it happened live on TV.  Everyone.  So to come out and try to spin the thing as if it was something other than what we all saw makes you look not only foolish, but like you are actively trying to cover it all up.  And badly.

Let me repeat.  I do not understand that at all.

In a sane world, this Congressman would be immediately censured for knowingly spreading a false narrative.  But this world isn't sane.  This world has enough people in the government that are on his side, that they will not only cover for him, but actually back up his version of the events.  Meaning, that no one will ever do anything about it.

And the best we can do is scream about it on Fark.
 
2021-05-17 6:45:33 AM  

durbnpoisn: I am absolutely at a loss for why ANYONE would try to downplay that event.  Especially the people who were in the most danger as it was going on.  This goes doubly so when it is on record, SHOWING that you were scared and were taking precautions to protect yourself.

Why would you downplay that?

Let us also throw on the pile that EVERYONE saw what happened as it happened live on TV.  Everyone.  So to come out and try to spin the thing as if it was something other than what we all saw makes you look not only foolish, but like you are actively trying to cover it all up.  And badly.

Let me repeat.  I do not understand that at all.

In a sane world, this Congressman would be immediately censured for knowingly spreading a false narrative.  But this world isn't sane.  This world has enough people in the government that are on his side, that they will not only cover for him, but actually back up his version of the events.  Meaning, that no one will ever do anything about it.

And the best we can do is scream about it on Fark.


Power is their drug.  They will do anything, betray anyone, say anything, debase themselves in every way, just to get it and keep it.
 
2021-05-17 6:46:28 AM  
"On Wednesday Rep. Paul Gosar falsely claimed that Capitol officers were "harassing peaceful patriots" on 6 January,"

Gosar is an absolute traitor -- he was one of those trying to delay the certification until those clowns could get there. He was also in the meetings that took place in DC in the days preceding the 6th.

Besides, his kids also told us all.
 
2021-05-17 6:50:43 AM  
He said "turrists" not "tourists". Bushisms are still a thing, no?
 
2021-05-17 6:52:05 AM  

aagrajag: omg bbq: aagrajag: omg bbq: Well they are normal everyday republicans.

I love how even the republicans fearing for their lives on the 6th are all like "meh, no biggs".  Talk about abused spouse syndrome.

It isn't even that. These people are rightfully terrified of their own constituents.

The violent mob has come to power.

Well, once you grab the tiger by the tail you have to jerk him off over and over until he goes to sleep.

Or something.

My grandpa had really strange sayings.

You know, I know some rather ancient and colourful expressions about licking hemorrhoids, but now I find myself wondering if one of the Chinese poets or sages ever wrote about jacking off a tiger.

Also, I wish I'd had a chance to party with your granddad.


Confucius say, man who jerk off tiger had better come prepared.
 
2021-05-17 7:12:21 AM  

durbnpoisn: I am absolutely at a loss for why ANYONE would try to downplay that event.  Especially the people who were in the most danger as it was going on.  This goes doubly so when it is on record, SHOWING that you were scared and were taking precautions to protect yourself.

Why would you downplay that?

Let us also throw on the pile that EVERYONE saw what happened as it happened live on TV.  Everyone.  So to come out and try to spin the thing as if it was something other than what we all saw makes you look not only foolish, but like you are actively trying to cover it all up.  And badly.

Let me repeat.  I do not understand that at all.

In a sane world, this Congressman would be immediately censured for knowingly spreading a false narrative.  But this world isn't sane.  This world has enough people in the government that are on his side, that they will not only cover for him, but actually back up his version of the events.  Meaning, that no one will ever do anything about it.

And the best we can do is scream about it on Fark.


Because that's what his voters demand
 
2021-05-17 7:26:22 AM  

omg bbq: Well they are normal everyday republicans.

I love how even the republicans fearing for their lives on the 6th are all like "meh, no biggs".  Talk about abused spouse syndrome.


I hope I live long enough to read the histories about this time, I'm real curious who comes up with the Party Line, and who the enforcers are who keep the Repubs in line. Is it a committee? Does it all sort of grow organically out of the Republican primoridial soup? It'll be a fascinating story some day
 
2021-05-17 7:39:28 AM  

shpritz: He said "turrists" not "tourists". Bushisms are still a thing, no?


Could just be one of those vowel shifts.

I think there's another one that seems to be going  on now in a big way in Southern-y accents with the "ow" diphthong -- As I remember it, it was always a quick "aaahh-ooo", regardless of regional accent, with the vowels in kind of a neutral central position in the mouth. Now when I hear a lot of Southerners say "out", the first sound is a very forward 'a' as in "at", followed by a weird 'L' sound that you have to kind of swallow your tongue to make. "Out" turned into "AaaawLLLt" and it sounds weird. Seems like it causes pain when you'd say it.

I dunno, maybe it's been around forever and I just noticed it recently.
 
2021-05-17 7:42:18 AM  
I know this is going to sound awfully callous, but I think there needed to be a higher death toll that day. Five dead might be enough to disgust most sane people but there needed to be a bloodbath that day to drive home the point of just how out of control the Party of Trump has gotten. These assholes in Congress can brush away five dead like it's nothing, but it would be a lot harder for them to brush it off is say 30+ people, between insurrectionists and Capital cops, had died that day. A fire in the rotunda would have been tough for them to shrug off too. 

We sane people call it what it is - an insurrection - but if everyone was sane, we wouldn't be where we are as a nation today.
 
2021-05-17 7:53:13 AM  
The fact that this putz's district and MTG's district are next to each other, and they both won by 75%-25% or more, is enough to confirm it.  Georgia's north of Atlanta sprawl is the heart of darkness and Sherman marched to the sea way too fast.
 
2021-05-17 7:55:04 AM  

durbnpoisn: I am absolutely at a loss for why ANYONE would try to downplay that event.  Especially the people who were in the most danger as it was going on.  This goes doubly so when it is on record, SHOWING that you were scared and were taking precautions to protect yourself.

Why would you downplay that?


Because Trump.
 
2021-05-17 8:05:05 AM  
It will be fun to hear the spin when he is asked about his statement regarding the people just being tourists while being shown this picture.

/not really
//probably just yell fake news and liberal media
 
2021-05-17 8:18:48 AM  
All those tourists just wanted his autograph.
 
2021-05-17 8:23:52 AM  
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2021-05-17 8:28:49 AM  

alitaki: I know this is going to sound awfully callous, but I think there needed to be a higher death toll that day. Five dead might be enough to disgust most sane people but there needed to be a bloodbath that day to drive home the point of just how out of control the Party of Trump has gotten. These assholes in Congress can brush away five dead like it's nothing, but it would be a lot harder for them to brush it off is say 30+ people, between insurrectionists and Capital cops, had died that day. A fire in the rotunda would have been tough for them to shrug off too. 

We sane people call it what it is - an insurrection - but if everyone was sane, we wouldn't be where we are as a nation today.


Meh, doesn't even rise to the numbers seen in elementary school shootings. 
They don't give a fark till the numbers are higher and only then we get tots and pairs.
 
2021-05-17 8:32:14 AM  

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Take it from one who knows; I assure you: it won't.
 
2021-05-17 8:37:05 AM  

durbnpoisn: I am absolutely at a loss for why ANYONE would try to downplay that event. Especially the people who were in the most danger as it was going on.


This is why.

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2021-05-17 8:38:18 AM  
I assume he does that every day when the normal tourists come through.
 
2021-05-17 8:41:54 AM  

alitaki: I know this is going to sound awfully callous, but I think there needed to be a higher death toll that day. Five dead might be enough to disgust most sane people but there needed to be a bloodbath that day to drive home the point of just how out of control the Party of Trump has gotten. These assholes in Congress can brush away five dead like it's nothing, but it would be a lot harder for them to brush it off is say 30+ people, between insurrectionists and Capital cops, had died that day. A fire in the rotunda would have been tough for them to shrug off too.

We sane people call it what it is - an insurrection - but if everyone was sane, we wouldn't be where we are as a nation today.


These are people who are actively drafting laws to make it easier to kill protesters with whom they disagree. You really think more death and destruction from "their side" would make a difference?

You sweet summer child.
 
2021-05-17 8:49:08 AM  

sirrerun: alitaki: I know this is going to sound awfully callous, but I think there needed to be a higher death toll that day. Five dead might be enough to disgust most sane people but there needed to be a bloodbath that day to drive home the point of just how out of control the Party of Trump has gotten. These assholes in Congress can brush away five dead like it's nothing, but it would be a lot harder for them to brush it off is say 30+ people, between insurrectionists and Capital cops, had died that day. A fire in the rotunda would have been tough for them to shrug off too.

We sane people call it what it is - an insurrection - but if everyone was sane, we wouldn't be where we are as a nation today.

These are people who are actively drafting laws to make it easier to kill protesters with whom they disagree. You really think more death and destruction from "their side" would make a difference?

You sweet summer child.


Probably not, but it would make the politicians efforts to brush this away that much more ridiculous. And the point isn't to bring the average Qer or the hardcore Trumper back into the light but to swing the independent and undecided. I know there are Republicans out there who are having a hard time with all of this. There are some in my family. Something far more violent and/or destructive would have been enough to break through and turn them away. The bloodier something is the harder it is to whitewash it*. 

*Guns are the exception in this country. I've got centrist and liberal friends who are gun owners and they still side with the gun nut conservatives on 2A issues.
 
2021-05-17 9:04:45 AM  
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My favorite local.
 
2021-05-17 9:04:57 AM  
"Do Georgians always barricade doors against normal, everyday tourists?"

They don't ordinarily need to because nobody wants to go to farking Georgia.
 
2021-05-17 9:11:05 AM  

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