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2021-07-07 5:25:13 AM  
"We didn't see sh*t!"

Never mind all that footage that was on their sites, the hours cheering Brave Patriots on, or the hours promoting the damn thing, they're going with the Shaggy Defense.
 
2021-07-07 5:37:36 AM  
Charge them with abetting after the fact.
 
2021-07-07 5:59:40 AM  
"The revolution will be was televised."
 
2021-07-07 6:01:46 AM  

hubiestubert: "We didn't see sh*t!"

Never mind all that footage that was on their sites, the hours cheering Brave Patriots on, or the hours promoting the damn thing, they're going with the Shaggy Defense.


Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

Typical authoritarian reflex.
 
2021-07-07 6:04:46 AM  
Are?

ARE??

Jesus Christ, they were beginning the lie, on the ground, while they were there.
 
2021-07-07 6:07:38 AM  
Real time historical whitewashing. Next they're going to try to blame it on BLM.
 
2021-07-07 6:12:37 AM  

nemobeamo: Real time historical whitewashing. Next they're going to try to blame it on BLM.


January 6th will be listed as just "one of many riots" and "continued civil disobedience" during 2020 and 2021. Yes, you're right, it will be lumped in with BLM protests and subsequent looting, but will also help obscure the anti-mask protests. "Both sides did the riots and they were equally bad."
 
2021-07-07 6:13:15 AM  
An attempted insurrection occurred after Drumpf got elected in 2016.

1/6 was a domestic terrorist attack at the directions of the Trump Admin.
 
2021-07-07 6:14:11 AM  
I really don't recognize the Republican party anymore. There's active disinterest in law and order. Truth is their enemy. And they embrace what can only generously be called a political anti-Christ.

They sacrificed everything for Trump.

Everything.
 
2021-07-07 6:15:47 AM  

Shaggy_C: nemobeamo: Real time historical whitewashing. Next they're going to try to blame it on BLM.

January 6th will be listed as just "one of many riots" and "continued civil disobedience" during 2020 and 2021. Yes, you're right, it will be lumped in with BLM protests and subsequent looting, but will also help obscure the anti-mask protests. "Both sides did the riots and they were equally bad."


THERE WAS NO RIOT!  It was a totally harmless group of innocent tourists who were not armed in any way and caused no damage whatsoever!  Please, you gotta believe us!  Why won't you believe us?
 
2021-07-07 6:17:42 AM  
Line those gross bastards up against a wall and shoot them all.
Every. One. Of. Them.
 
2021-07-07 6:19:22 AM  

hubiestubert: "We didn't see sh*t!"

Never mind all that footage that was on their sites, the hours cheering Brave Patriots on, or the hours promoting the damn thing, they're going with the Shaggy Defense.


Except Shaggy gives one warning caveat to the denial tactics in "Wasn't Me":

Seein' is believin', so you better change your specs
You know she a go bring a whole heap a things up from the past
All the likkle evidence, you betta know fi mask
Quick 'pon yuh answer, know how fi talk
But if she pack a gun, you know you betta run fast

As I understand, most federal officials, certainly when they stand at your door to arrest, come armed with handcuffs and a gun. So if they think they can outrun the FBI and Capitol Police, or whomever else is coming to arrest them... Well, running fast might not be enough.
 
2021-07-07 6:20:05 AM  

Destructor: I really don't recognize the Republican party anymore. There's active disinterest in law and order. Truth is their enemy. And they embrace what can only generously be called a political anti-Christ.

They sacrificed everything for Trump.

Everything.


But did they sacrifice, really?

I think the Republicans (along with many of their supporters, especially many of their "Christian" supporters) have always leaned toward authoritarianism.  Now, it's just out in the open.
 
2021-07-07 6:20:39 AM  
One of the big lessons of the Trump years is that debate doesn't convince Trumpers of anything. The solution isn't to continually say "well some people think this was a terrorist attack planned and executed by Republicans and other people think Antifa lizard people went on a tour of the Capital where cake was served so let's talk it out." It's to just continue forward with the truth. Republicans planned and executed a terrorist attack on the Capital. It's the objective truth and the thing to do is to continually reinforce that no matter what stupid counter Republicans come up with.
 
2021-07-07 6:26:57 AM  

refudiate: hubiestubert: "We didn't see sh*t!"

Never mind all that footage that was on their sites, the hours cheering Brave Patriots on, or the hours promoting the damn thing, they're going with the Shaggy Defense.

Except Shaggy gives one warning caveat to the denial tactics in "Wasn't Me":

Seein' is believin', so you better change your specs
You know she a go bring a whole heap a things up from the past
All the likkle evidence, you betta know fi mask
Quick 'pon yuh answer, know how fi talk
But if she pack a gun, you know you betta run fast

As I understand, most federal officials, certainly when they stand at your door to arrest, come armed with handcuffs and a gun. So if they think they can outrun the FBI and Capitol Police, or whomever else is coming to arrest them... Well, running fast might not be enough.


And it was literally The Dumbest Coup. Yes, there were a few Governors who might support an insurrection, but then what? It was going to reset the clock? There wouldn't be pushback from Federal agencies and law enforcement? Going to secede, and then what? Print your own money and suddenly realize you don't have the coffers to cover the needs of your people without Federal support? Quite literally have Army, Air Force and Marines in your state who could get activated. Yes, a few would go AWOL or try to commandeer some equipment, but without a centralized command structure, it's just a bunch of scattered units without anything other than the will to do harm and not really any strategic goals, because the folks who supported this thing NEED the buses to run on time, and workers at their posts, not gallivanting off in the woods, and nuking their currency.

It wasn't an insurrection so much as a tantrum.
 
2021-07-07 6:28:21 AM  

refudiate: hubiestubert: "We didn't see sh*t!"

Never mind all that footage that was on their sites, the hours cheering Brave Patriots on, or the hours promoting the damn thing, they're going with the Shaggy Defense.

Except Shaggy gives one warning caveat to the denial tactics in "Wasn't Me":

Seein' is believin', so you better change your specs
You know she a go bring a whole heap a things up from the past
All the likkle evidence, you betta know fi mask
Quick 'pon yuh answer, know how fi talk
But if she pack a gun, you know you betta run fast

As I understand, most federal officials, certainly when they stand at your door to arrest, come armed with handcuffs and a gun. So if they think they can outrun the FBI and Capitol Police, or whomever else is coming to arrest them... Well, running fast might not be enough.


Their sort can't run for more than five seconds without suffering a heart attack. They won't get very far.
 
2021-07-07 6:30:43 AM  
By the end of January, Jones was claiming

Now I'm confused.

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2021-07-07 6:51:37 AM  
As if right wing media exists for any reasons OTHER than steering their sheep and undermining inconvenient truths?
 
2021-07-07 7:04:33 AM  
We know. We watched them conspiring to cover it up even as the insurrectionists were live tweeting the whole thing.
 
2021-07-07 7:25:01 AM  
According to the right wing media (Fox News, OANN etc)....

The election was stolen and we know it. The election might have been stolen, there's so many people saying it was. We should all be mad like Donald Trump, get out and support him. Look at all those mad patriotic Trump supporters at the Capitol. Look at all those mad supporters and those, err, must be naughty antifa troublemakers who are actually doing any of the illegal stuff? Whaddya mean we told them to do that? Moving on has anyone noticed there are less Dr Suess titles on the shelves? Isn't it terrible that the FBI tricked all those patriots into doing naughty things at the Capitol. ARRGH look over there, they're teaching racism to schoolkids.
 
2021-07-07 7:25:08 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Shaggy_C: nemobeamo: Real time historical whitewashing. Next they're going to try to blame it on BLM.

January 6th will be listed as just "one of many riots" and "continued civil disobedience" during 2020 and 2021. Yes, you're right, it will be lumped in with BLM protests and subsequent looting, but will also help obscure the anti-mask protests. "Both sides did the riots and they were equally bad."

THERE WAS NO RIOT!  It was a totally harmless group of innocent tourists who were not armed in any way and caused no damage whatsoever!  Please, you gotta believe us!  Why won't you believe us?


Ron Johnson has entered the chat.
 
2021-07-07 7:26:57 AM  
The Lincoln Project and other Anti Trumpb groups need to run TV ads; not social media ads, on the 6th of every month to remind Americans who they need to vote against this coming election.
 
2021-07-07 7:32:34 AM  
Confederate newspapers had a similar volte-face after the Fort Pillow Massacre. Newspaper reports initially reported the massacre with much gloating and glee but, when it became clear that the massacre of prisoners could very well provoke revenge acts upon southern prisoners a few weeks later, the newspapers started the whole act of "Massacre? What massacre? There was no massacre!" etc.
 
2021-07-07 7:38:07 AM  

Destructor: I really don't recognize the Republican party anymore. There's active disinterest in law and order. Truth is their enemy. And they embrace what can only generously be called a political anti-Christ.

They sacrificed everything for Trump.

Everything.


Including you, me, and most of America.
 
2021-07-07 7:44:58 AM  

Roastbeast Sammich: Confederate newspapers had a similar volte-face after the Fort Pillow Massacre. Newspaper reports initially reported the massacre with much gloating and glee but, when it became clear that the massacre of prisoners could very well provoke revenge acts upon southern prisoners a few weeks later, the newspapers started the whole act of "Massacre? What massacre? There was no massacre!" etc.


Not wrong to include confederates in the analogy.
 
2021-07-07 7:52:13 AM  
My office used to have CNN playing continuously in the lobbies and public areas, until someone complained, now they're supposed to alternate every day between CNN and Fox News.  For some reason, they just get stuck on Fox for days at a time.

I wandered past one TV yesterday morning around 10:30, and there was a nondescript blonde in a red dress with the chyron reading "LIBERALS SPEND INDEPENDENCE DAY DENOUNCING AMERICA."

Such ridiculous, hyperbolic drivel.  This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2021-07-07 7:56:55 AM  
a BIG LIE does not just...go away
 
2021-07-07 8:17:24 AM  
People who pushed the big lie that drove the insurrection are now trying to deny, minimize and reframe it as anything other than what it was?

Well, yeah.

That's their job.
 
2021-07-07 8:21:00 AM  

Destructor: I really don't recognize the Republican party anymore. There's active disinterest in law and order. Truth is their enemy. And they embrace what can only generously be called a political anti-Christ.

They sacrificed everything for Trump.

Everything.


Let's not pretend that Republican party hasn't been flat out racist and authoritarian for the last 60 years. Trump didn't magically turn these people into assholes. They chose him to lead their assh*le parade because he dared to say out loud what they were too afraid to.
 
2021-07-07 8:23:30 AM  
Republicans will try to steal every election from here until they are excised from this nation's political life. They are an existential threat to the Republic. Just watch.
 
2021-07-07 8:24:01 AM  
Life isn't fair, I understand that. I never thought it was. And it's not like I cure cancer for a living or anything but I have a couple degrees and I do produce stuff.

BUT THESE FARKING MORON TALKING HEADS AT FOX "NEWS" MAKE MORE IN ONE YEAR THAN I WILL IN MOST OF MY LIFE.

And they admitted in court that they're not even a news network.

As for denying this insurrection ever even happened, or that it was just a peaceful protest...I'm just guessing but even for non-tech nerds like me, the internet has been mainstream for about 30 years now, everyone should know that NOTHING JUST GOES AWAY.
 
2021-07-07 8:32:23 AM  

hubiestubert: "We didn't see sh*t!"

Never mind all that footage that was on their sites, the hours cheering Brave Patriots on, or the hours promoting the damn thing, they're going with the Shaggy Defense.


Zoinks.
 
2021-07-07 8:41:08 AM  
It's what the local TV news has been doing forever.  Their advertisers make them.  That's their story.
 
2021-07-07 8:42:18 AM  
Willful ignorance is a pillar of conservatism.
 
2021-07-07 8:47:18 AM  
NBC has changed how they refer to it.
They are calling it a riot now.
 
2021-07-07 8:48:39 AM  
you  cannot cover up a legal execution.
you can try.
but the perps remain dead.

You cannot interview perps in solitary, either.

You can try.

But they gonna strip search you first, then tell you no interview.
 
2021-07-07 9:34:03 AM  
You know that oil pipeline that was leaking, and lightning set it on fire in the Gulf of Mexico, and you had that big circle of fire coming out of the water?  Well yesterday all my conservative family members, on the family group text, start posting pictures of it, and explaining how they heard it was a totally natural thing, and liberals were trying to blame the gas companies.  

I mean the Mexican Gas company even admitted it was their pipeline that was leaking and fueling the fire, and they were able to put it out by turning off the gas line, but someone is investing a lot of time and effort to make conservatives think it was a normal natural thing.

What's this have to do with Jan 6th?  Not much other than the absurd lengths conservatives will go to with mental gymnastics to not accept the reality in front of them.  I heard 6 different explanations of what they thought the fire was caused by, and the only one that set them off was when I linked an article explaining it was a leaking pipeline.  They were fine with their conflicting explanations, and upset with my documented one, because all their explanations allowed them to avoid reality, while mine was set in the reality that deep down inside, they knew they didn't want to admit. 

That's going to be the same with Jan 6th.  They will believe 20 different explanations for what happened, all contradictory, all at the same time, so long as it gives them a way to avoid admitting that people on their side of the political aisle tried to overthrow democracy.
 
2021-07-07 9:40:33 AM  

physt: Let's not pretend that Republican party hasn't been flat out racist and authoritarian for the last 60 years. Trump didn't magically turn these people into assholes. They chose him to lead their assh*le parade because he dared to say out loud what they were too afraid to.


Trump tested the Republican party. And they failed.
 
2021-07-07 10:00:09 AM  
Good luck with that covering-upping.
Cat's kind of out of the bag - what with everyone already having seen the Jan 6th insurrection on live TV...?
 
2021-07-07 10:16:07 AM  

MadManMoon: My office used to have CNN playing continuously in the lobbies and public areas, until someone complained, now they're supposed to alternate every day between CNN and Fox News.  For some reason, they just get stuck on Fox for days at a time.

I wandered past one TV yesterday morning around 10:30, and there was a nondescript blonde in a red dress with the chyron reading "LIBERALS SPEND INDEPENDENCE DAY DENOUNCING AMERICA."

Such ridiculous, hyperbolic drivel.  This is why we can't have nice things.


https://www.tvbgone.com/
 
2021-07-07 12:36:25 PM  

Destructor: I really don't recognize the Republican party anymore. There's active disinterest in law and order. Truth is their enemy. And they embrace what can only generously be called a political anti-Christ.

They sacrificed everything for Trump.

Everything.


It wasn't just Trump, though. People having freedom is, generally, bad for profits. Well, everyone having freedom; businesses/corporations having the freedom to oppress and/or manipulate others is great for profits!
 
2021-07-07 1:55:45 PM  
Alternate fact: Left wing media outlets are conspiring to convince people there was a January 6 terror attack on the Capitol, rather than just a bunch of unarmed loonies who walked through the building
 
2021-07-07 2:45:36 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Alternate fact: Left wing media outlets are conspiring to convince people there was a January 6 terror attack on the Capitol, rather than just a bunch of unarmed loonies who walked through the building


Oh, right. The quadrennial attack on the Capitol during the electoral vote count, as per tradition. I mean, who doesn't show up for that?

Yup. Those people just spontaneously appeared there, as if out of fat air. No lies were said to stir them up for half a year or so. Nope. Just suddenly lost faith in democracy for no reason at all. Had nothing to do with the #stopthesteal rally. Nothing to do with Trump & pals. They just showed up. Disappointed the Capitol was closed... They merely opened it. Peacefully. Only one of them died, and hundreds injured. Honestly, what's the problem here? Happens all the time.

Republicans certainly don't seem to think there's a problem. They're not the least bit interested in finding out why they were there. Who they were. What drove them to appear. Nope. Just a waste of taxpayer money to investigate further. Best to just move along. Why dwell on the past?
 
2021-07-07 4:23:27 PM  
Is it a conspiracy if everybody sees it happening?

LOL, I thought "conspiracy" meant "operating in the shadows, away from prying eyes," not "broadcasting every minute of every day to anyone who wants to watch."
 
2021-07-07 5:07:35 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Is it a conspiracy if everybody sees it happening?

LOL, I thought "conspiracy" meant "operating in the shadows, away from prying eyes," not "broadcasting every minute of every day to anyone who wants to watch."


If it's not on Foxnews, it's #fakenews.
 
2021-07-07 8:08:32 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Alternate fact: Left wing media outlets are conspiring to convince people there was a January 6 terror attack on the Capitol, rather than just a bunch of unarmed loonies who walked through the building


That is indeed an Alternate Fact otherwise known as a lie.  You prefaced it properly.  Is that what you meant to post?
 
2021-07-08 9:48:29 AM  

mrshowrules: That is indeed an Alternate Fact otherwise known as a lie.  You prefaced it properly.  Is that what you meant to post?


By your reasoning, if someone says 2+2=4, and someone else said 3+1=4, you'd consider that a lie? It's no wonder you have so much trouble recognizing the truth.
 
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