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(Slate)   The "Freedom Convoy" was never intended to just be a protest, but rather an armed occupation of a democratic city. In other news, water is wet, Diet soda doesn't make you skinny, and those January 6 fellas were just an enthusiastic tour group   (slate.com) divider line
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2022-02-18 8:31:19 AM  
It's like the opposite of a Pride parade.

...On multiple levels.
 
2022-02-18 8:58:22 AM  
They don't really know what they are protesting.  They are just throwing a tantrum, because they're mad and don't know why.

I would suggest settling them down in a comfy spot with a blanket, some apple slices, and a glass of warm milk.  Then reading them a story (I like The Little Blue Truck, but Goodnight Moon might work too).  When they wake up, they'll be right as rain and go play with their friends.
 
2022-02-18 9:26:08 AM  
 
2022-02-18 9:28:48 AM  
So what should we make of this rave-cum-revolution?

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2022-02-18 9:29:45 AM  
As the article pointed out - a few concrete barricades could have avoided this whole mess. But the local cops decided to do nothing.
 
2022-02-18 9:30:24 AM  

cefm: As the article pointed out - a few concrete barricades could have avoided this whole mess. But the local cops decided to do nothing.


The local cops were in on it.
 
2022-02-18 9:30:52 AM  
It's a physical manifestation of a schism between allied countries, most likely drafted by Russia and promoted by The Russian compromised GOP. What is more symbolic than a physical bridge between two countries? Two countries that have, historically, been extremely strong Allies? P
 
2022-02-18 9:33:01 AM  

UberDave: It's like the opposite of a Pride parade.

...On multiple levels.


Ever use a CB? I'm guessing there's more "pride" there than they would admit.
 
2022-02-18 9:35:52 AM  
It appears that the troll factory is up & running at full speed today, comrades.
 
2022-02-18 9:35:55 AM  
This thread already:

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2022-02-18 9:35:59 AM  
This is why I have zero respect for them and their "movement".

I've made bowel movements with more substance than this.
 
2022-02-18 9:42:09 AM  
Sure Slate, sure.

You ascribe far too much thought and planning to a clusterfark.
 
2022-02-18 9:42:18 AM  
I can't wait to hear more keen insight from the same posters who called for the arrests, imprisonment, beatings, and execution of BLM protestors.
 
2022-02-18 9:42:20 AM  

RowdyPants: It's a physical manifestation of a schism between allied countries, most likely drafted by Russia and promoted by The Russian compromised GOP. What is more symbolic than a physical bridge between two countries? Two countries that have, historically, been extremely strong Allies? P


To include having had a joint US-Canadian military unit during WWII (a unit that the fictional Aldo Raine in Inglorious Basterds was a member of).
 
2022-02-18 9:42:53 AM  
It's Friday, folks.
Let's speed things up with one of them "thousand word" pictures so we can head to the gun range.
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2022-02-18 9:45:02 AM  
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2022-02-18 9:45:24 AM  

Captain_Sunshine: Running off cops and trying to arrest them is peaceful?
Trying to burn down an apartment block because the residents asked them to leave is peaceful?
Harassing a food bank for supplies is peaceful?


But they did all of that in the name of "FrEeDoM!!!!111!!!!!"
 
2022-02-18 9:47:36 AM  
It was an armed occupation because trucks are weapons? Well a lot of things can be weapons so I think we're going to need to redefine "peaceful protest". We've seen little to no violence or property damage and the worst the media has been  able to say about the protest are a few racist flags. Hell they seem to all be showing pictures of the exact same guy.
 
2022-02-18 9:49:21 AM  
Think it out people:
democra(cy) &  democra(t) = same thing.
Democrats are bad
Democracy is bad

///rural independent lib, but we're all considered rats now. vermin we are.
 
2022-02-18 9:50:12 AM  

RTOGUY: the worst the media has been  able to say about the protest are a few racist flags.


That and negatively impacting the economy on both sides of the border.

But the protesters really don't care about the working class.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/truck-blockade-us-canadian-border-shuts-auto-plants-82799596
 
2022-02-18 9:51:34 AM  

RTOGUY: It was an armed occupation because trucks are weapons? Well a lot of things can be weapons so I think we're going to need to redefine "peaceful protest". We've seen little to no violence or property damage and the worst the media has been  able to say about the protest are a few racist flags. Hell they seem to all be showing pictures of the exact same guy.


Uh, they tried to set an apartment building on fire.
 
2022-02-18 9:51:59 AM  
That headline implies that you genuinely think the insurrectionists were an "enthusiastic tour group"

/Water isn't actually wet, though
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2022-02-18 9:53:55 AM  
So the January 6 fellas WERE just an enthusiastic tour group? Because that's what the headline implies.

/so close, subby
 
2022-02-18 9:55:05 AM  

ClavellBCMI: RowdyPants: It's a physical manifestation of a schism between allied countries, most likely drafted by Russia and promoted by The Russian compromised GOP. What is more symbolic than a physical bridge between two countries? Two countries that have, historically, been extremely strong Allies? P

To include having had a joint US-Canadian military unit during WWII (a unit that the fictional Aldo Raine in Inglorious Basterds was a member of).


And Peter Falk in Anzio, and William Holden in Devil's Brigade.
 
2022-02-18 9:56:00 AM  
It's amazing  depressingly predictable how much effort TFA is going to to pretend the cops are flatly unable to organize or equip themselves to clear these protests.
 
2022-02-18 9:59:17 AM  
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Getting vaccinated is hard. I'd rather let my nine year old girl die alone than get vaccinated.
 
2022-02-18 10:02:50 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: [Fark user image image 425x260]

Getting vaccinated is hard. I'd rather let my nine year old girl die alone than get vaccinated.


Jesus Christ. This dude's daughter is apparently gravely ill with something that is either incurable or terminal and he and his wife won't go visit her for months at a time.
 
2022-02-18 10:03:26 AM  

Target Builder: It's amazing  depressingly predictable how much effort TFA is going to to pretend the cops are flatly unable to organize or equip themselves to clear these protests.


When we all know that they'd just need to think of them as indigenous people and crack their skulls like they do when protesters aren't right-wing scum.
 
2022-02-18 10:04:55 AM  
They're also rolling fortresses,

I see we are fighting hysteria with hysteria. A rolling fortress isn't defeated by a single Molotov cocktail.
 
2022-02-18 10:05:31 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: [Fark user image 425x260]

Getting vaccinated is hard. I'd rather let my nine year old girl die alone than get vaccinated.


Freedom is clearly more important. If the kid has to die alone then this is a sacrifice this loving father is ready to make.
 
2022-02-18 10:08:09 AM  

Intrepid00: They're also rolling fortresses,

I see we are fighting hysteria with hysteria. A rolling fortress isn't defeated by a single Molotov cocktail.


Or by blowing out the tires so it ain't gonna roll anywhere in case you're worried these assholes will use the trucks to try murder cops. Which it seems they are, but the cops and TFA apparently view as a normal thing for right wing nut jobs to be able to threaten law enforcement with.
 
2022-02-18 10:09:34 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: cefm: As the article pointed out - a few concrete barricades could have avoided this whole mess. But the local cops decided to do nothing.

The local cops were in on it.


Conspiracies!  Why let republicans have all the fun?
 
2022-02-18 10:11:00 AM  
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2022-02-18 10:11:04 AM  

Intrepid00: They're also rolling fortresses,

I see we are fighting hysteria with hysteria. A rolling fortress isn't defeated by a single Molotov cocktail.


Yeah but it's immovable without advanced equipment and comes fully featured with a train horn and living quarters.

Park that in a residential intersection and you're just intimidating people.
 
2022-02-18 10:12:41 AM  

oldfarthenry: It appears that the troll factory is up & running at full speed today, comrades.


Some new necro accounts even! How exciting!
 
2022-02-18 10:14:05 AM  

Target Builder: Intrepid00: They're also rolling fortresses,

I see we are fighting hysteria with hysteria. A rolling fortress isn't defeated by a single Molotov cocktail.

Or by blowing out the tires so it ain't gonna roll anywhere in case you're worried these assholes will use the trucks to try murder cops. Which it seems they are, but the cops and TFA apparently view as a normal thing for right wing nut jobs to be able to threaten law enforcement with.


They should spike the fuel donations with DEF if locals. Hell they don't even need to actually do it. Just take some pictures showing someone dumping DEF into a yellow container and publish it all over twitter with a fake far right account saying BLM has spiked the fuel supply. The truckers will not touch the donated fuel.
 
2022-02-18 10:17:49 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: [Fark user image 425x260]

Getting vaccinated is hard. I'd rather let my nine year old girl die alone than get vaccinated.


These ... carbon-based lifeforms are choosing their bullshiat over their children.
Nuclear hellfire can't get here fast enough.
 
2022-02-18 10:18:25 AM  

Ignoramist: Intrepid00: They're also rolling fortresses,

I see we are fighting hysteria with hysteria. A rolling fortress isn't defeated by a single Molotov cocktail.

Yeah but it's immovable without advanced equipment and comes fully featured with a train horn and living quarters.

Park that in a residential intersection and you're just intimidating people.


All solutions to problems can be solved with a Molotov Cocktail. Boom, new problem that scrappers will fix.

I'm totally shocked at this point no one has from the roof of a building thrown anyway at this point at the lead trucks.
 
2022-02-18 10:18:35 AM  
FTFA: Entering the "red zone," as the convoy-controlled territory is known, is otherworldly. Over the last few weeks, the occupiers have hauled in lumber, built a kitchen, set up a hot tub, inflated bouncy castles, erected jumbotrons, launched aerial fireworks, perfected their pulled pork (I hear it's excellent), and turned key intersections into the hottest nightclubs in town.

Is anyone else not enjoying this asshole-ish "boys will be boys" reporting on what amounts to a lengthy, intentional assault on the rule of law? These Canadian Trumpanzees have been running f*cking wild and unchecked for weeks, why is their criminality being treated with a shoulder shrug and a smirky puff-piece about bouncy castles and the "excellent" BBQ they're enjoying as they illegally occupy the streets?

Ashley Babbitt a couple of these white trash assclowns and watch the rest of them disburse immediately.
 
2022-02-18 10:20:51 AM  

Jeebus Saves: Marcus Aurelius: cefm: As the article pointed out - a few concrete barricades could have avoided this whole mess. But the local cops decided to do nothing.

The local cops were in on it.

Conspiracies!  Why let republicans have all the fun?


So you're defending the local police by instead insisting that they're simply too goddamn dumb to see an obvious solution like concrete barricades?
 
2022-02-18 10:22:26 AM  

Target Builder: It's amazing  depressingly predictable how much effort TFA is going to to pretend the cops are flatly unable to organize or equip themselves to clear these protests.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill_Occupied_Protest
 
2022-02-18 10:23:14 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: they're simply too goddamn dumb to see an obvious solution like concrete barricades?


It's hard to keep track are the cops dumb pigs or brilliant stormtroopers.

Personally I go with lazy government workers that will always go the easiest path.
 
2022-02-18 10:23:50 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Jeebus Saves: Marcus Aurelius: cefm: As the article pointed out - a few concrete barricades could have avoided this whole mess. But the local cops decided to do nothing.

The local cops were in on it.

Conspiracies!  Why let republicans have all the fun?

So you're defending the local police by instead insisting that they're simply too goddamn dumb to see an obvious solution like concrete barricades?


I'm not defending anyone, just pointing out how ridiculous this little conspiracy theory is.  Cops take orders.  Have the politicians they report to told them to do this and they refused?  If not, well then it's just another hairbrained conspiracy theory.
 
2022-02-18 10:24:26 AM  

UberDave: It's like the opposite of a Pride parade.

...On multiple levels.


Except they're probably buggering each other.
 
2022-02-18 10:24:55 AM  
Let's blame the truckers for the quarter final loss in Olympic hockey.
 
2022-02-18 10:25:14 AM  

emersonbiggins: This thread already:

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Pretty much sums up the experience in most politics threads lately.
 
2022-02-18 10:25:23 AM  

Mrtraveler01: RTOGUY: the worst the media has been  able to say about the protest are a few racist flags.

That and negatively impacting the economy on both sides of the border.

But the protesters really don't care about the working class.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/truck-blockade-us-canadian-border-shuts-auto-plants-82799596


So stop protesting and get back to work?
 
2022-02-18 10:29:30 AM  
Speculation article is speculative
 
2022-02-18 10:30:37 AM  

cefm: As the article pointed out - a few concrete barricades could have avoided this whole mess. But the local cops decided to do nothing.


The municipal government and police force completely and utterly failed the citizens of Ottawa. They should all be unceremoniously terminated.
 
2022-02-18 10:31:56 AM  
How I see the last several years.
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/have to build a coliseum and change a few populace to elvis'
 
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