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2022-08-19 9:26:10 AM  
You know, you can find them, and incarcerate them, and they can threaten from behind bars. But you need to start doing that.
Not rhythmically slapping their wrists, like you have been.
 
2022-08-19 10:09:22 AM  
The blow back from executing the search warrant is nothing like the how the Trumpers will react if / when an arrest warrant needs to be served. No matter how that goes down, they will surround MAL to "defend" dear leader.  Trash, F350s and AR15s everywhere.
 
2022-08-19 10:14:57 AM  
Trump supporters need their heads kicked in with steel toed boots.
 
2022-08-19 10:55:12 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: The blow back from executing the search warrant is nothing like the how the Trumpers will react if / when an arrest warrant needs to be served. No matter how that goes down, they will surround MAL to "defend" dear leader.  Trash, F350s and AR15s everywhere.


You said trash four times.
 
2022-08-19 10:55:21 AM  
Should probably send some of these asshats to prison.
 
2022-08-19 10:55:40 AM  
This might make sense if judges ruling on warrants had anything to do with democracy.

Disagreeing with a liberal doesn't mean somebody is being threatened.  It also doesn't mean democracy is in trouble
 
2022-08-19 10:56:01 AM  
I'll say this again.

The fact that everyone who even mildly inconveniences Trump gets a death threat from his subhuman supporters should be enough to shoot the motherfarker straight into the sun.

Instead we've pretty much normalized it.
 
2022-08-19 10:56:16 AM  
Trump supporters being irrational?
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All glory to Tom the Dancing Bug.
 
2022-08-19 10:56:20 AM  
How many instances of Reich Wingers threatening people do we need before we realize it's an inherent part of the mindset?
 
2022-08-19 10:57:44 AM  
The use of force or threat of force against non-combatants and civilians to achieve political goals is commonly referred to as "terrorism."  It's literally the definition.

Accepting terrorism as legitimate political discourse is what we should concern ourselves with.  And that will not happen until our corporate media stops dancing around those defenitions.

"Terrorists supporting Donald Trump Threaten Judges."

That's the accurate headline.
 
2022-08-19 10:58:43 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: The blow back from executing the search warrant is nothing like the how the Trumpers will react if / when an arrest warrant needs to be served. No matter how that goes down, they will surround MAL to "defend" dear leader.  Trash, F350s and AR15s everywhere.


Considering how they kept all this secret so far, by the time TFG is arrested (most likely would be worked through lawyers to surrender himself to avoid humiliation on TV) they wouldn't have time to get there unless they are already camped out.

If they do work out a surrender there would be a bigger circus because they would announce it and allow his cult to block streets and surround the area he was surrendering.

It's best to do it as a no-knock 3am arrest.
 
2022-08-19 10:58:45 AM  
Just so they understand how this type of s*** ends up -- and the type of people they're reacting to:

"Palace of Justice siege. Bogota, Colombia. (1985) The M-19 guerrilla took over the palace and held the supreme court hostage, the attack ended with 98 casualties and 6 missing."
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2022-08-19 10:59:32 AM  
I pulled this off Tweeter yesterday.  It seems to fit pretty well here.

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2022-08-19 10:59:38 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: The blow back from executing the search warrant is nothing like the how the Trumpers will react if / when an arrest warrant needs to be served. No matter how that goes down, they will surround MAL to "defend" dear leader.  Trash, F350s and AR15s everywhere.


That's what bombs are for
 
2022-08-19 10:59:40 AM  

Rent Party: The use of force or threat of force against non-combatants and civilians to achieve political goals is commonly referred to as "terrorism."  It's literally the definition.

Accepting terrorism as legitimate political discourse is what we should concern ourselves with.  And that will not happen until our corporate media stops dancing around those defenitions.

"Terrorists supporting Donald Trump Threaten Judges."

That's the accurate headline.


Problem is, most Americans think terrorism = high levels of melanin.
 
2022-08-19 11:00:01 AM  
Prisons could use some help now that they are losing prisoners due to marijuana legalization, just a thought.
 
2022-08-19 11:01:00 AM  
"Tying to scare federal judges in ruling a certain way is far outside the bounds of First Amendment speech or protest. It is an attempt to replace the rule of law with the rule of mobs. It appears this may possibly be flat-out illegal," McConnell said about a totally different set of Justices facing mob rule 3 months ago.
 
2022-08-19 11:02:53 AM  
Don't worry. Judge Reinhart keeps his security close by at all times.

(He keeps everyone close)

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2022-08-19 11:03:01 AM  

vudukungfu: You know, you can find them, and incarcerate them, and they can threaten from behind bars. But you need to start doing that.
Not rhythmically slapping their wrists, like you have been.


Slapping their wrists would be an improvement over buying them McDonald's after they shoot up a church or nailgun an FBI office.
 
2022-08-19 11:04:36 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: The blow back from executing the search warrant is nothing like the how the Trumpers will react if / when an arrest warrant needs to be served. No matter how that goes down, they will surround MAL to "defend" dear leader.  Trash, F350s and AR15s everywhere.


This was his moment. Merle had been waiting to defend the seat of democracy, and now, here he was, having driven all the way from the heart of Appalachia to fight back. To protect the holy site of Mar-a-Lago. He was forced to choose whether to continue working at the coal refinery or protect the Protector, and that was no choice at all.

Merle was armed with his beloved AR-15. He sat, staring beyond the palm trees, weapon trained on FBI and ATF traitors, ready to cleanse this Holy Land of their treachery. They were standing behind their vehicles, shaking their heads and laughing, a clear indication they were ready to launch an assault on this hallowed place. Merle could wait no longer, he took aim and fired at the enemy. The round hit the tree eight feet in front of him.

The agents turned, weapons drawn. Merle couldn't see the expressions on their faces, but could tell that one had pulled out a two-way radio and squawked something into it. "Cowards," Merle said. "They're scared of us." Merle turned and looked at the three or four dozen other PatriotsTMwho had taken up positions around the main house. He smiled. They were destined to win.

On the horizon, Merle heard what sounded like a distant air conditioner. Gradually, it got louder, and the hum, which initially had been strangely soothing, grew to a more menacing roar. He turned to the south just in time to register a new sound, louder still, as the roar approached at a speed that far outpaced his F-150.

"BRRRRRRRT," the noise said.
 
2022-08-19 11:06:12 AM  

dracos31: vudukungfu: You know, you can find them, and incarcerate them, and they can threaten from behind bars. But you need to start doing that.
Not rhythmically slapping their wrists, like you have been.

Slapping their wrists would be an improvement over buying them McDonald's after they shoot up a church or nailgun an FBI office.


Pretty sure the nailgun dude was killed.
 
2022-08-19 11:07:58 AM  
And this is what happens when selfish politicians use rhetoric to push their personal agendas, ahead of the greater good of the people. You get dumbass half wits, who are easily manipulated, ratcheting up the violence on behalf of some political figure.
 
2022-08-19 11:08:51 AM  
concerns

LOL. Black Lives Matter people protest: OMG THIS IS ANARCHY. SEND IN THE MILITARIZED POLICE TO BEAT AND TEAR GAS THE shiat OUT OF THEM IN EVERY CITY.

Domestic terrorists attempt a coup and constantly make actionable threats to government offiicials: Hmm, we are concerned this might be a problem. We'll look into it.
 
2022-08-19 11:10:16 AM  
Just wanted to point how this dastardly "liberal" media works:

In June, a retired Wisconsin county circuit judge, John Roemer was killed in his home in what authorities said was a targeted killing by a gunman, who fatally wounded himself as well. Later that month, protesters converged on the homes of conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices after they overturned a 49-year-old ruling that women have a constitutional right to obtain an abortion. Police arrested a man with knives, zip ties and a gun near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and he said he planned to kill the conservative justice.

That is some incredible bullshiat, listing this with the other two examples.
 
2022-08-19 11:10:25 AM  
Find out who made the death threats and give them life in prison with no possibility of parole. Anybody that would threaten of Judge for just doing their job is beyond saving. This is domestic terrorism at best.
 
2022-08-19 11:10:37 AM  
Can't we just get it over with?  Get these fascist farks to come out of the woodwork, let the ones infiltrating the police and armed forces tip their hands, and summarily free them all from tyranny, permanently.
 
2022-08-19 11:11:32 AM  
It makes sense that the MAGA terrorists are going after judges now. The judicial system is basically the tier of government which held up against the MAGA coup d'etat by shooting down baseless court cases and going after the January 6th foot soldiers; especially Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. Even the Trump appointees showed loyalty to the Constitution first. Because so many judicial positions are appointees rather than directly elected, the MAGA terrorists cannot ensure radical candidates. So direct terrorism is their option. To bully judges into compliance or resignation; and 2nd Amendment solutions if that doesn't work. If they are successful in collapsing the judiciary, we are farked.
 
2022-08-19 11:13:13 AM  
Back in my day, threatening a judge resulted in an arrest and prosecution.
But that's when laws were actually enforced.
 
2022-08-19 11:13:25 AM  

vudukungfu: You know, you can find them, and incarcerate them, and they can threaten from behind bars. But you need to start doing that.
Not rhythmically slapping their wrists, like you have been.


The article doesn't quote a single death threat or have any of those crazy voice mails people leave.

Day by day, what liberals are calling "death threats" is really just disagreeing with liberals.

See:  Stochastic Terrorism

Even if you don't overtly say anything that promotes violence....simply saying out loud you disagree with a liberal idea means you're a terrorist.
 
2022-08-19 11:16:25 AM  
So it's OK to just threaten judges if you dont get your way?

Huh. I'll admit, that will make my law practice run a lot easier. My only regret is I didn't know that years ago.
 
2022-08-19 11:17:21 AM  

soopey: "Tying to scare federal judges in ruling a certain way is far outside the bounds of First Amendment speech or protest. It is an attempt to replace the rule of law with the rule of mobs. It appears this may possibly be flat-out illegal," McConnell said about a totally different set of Justices facing mob rule 3 months ago.


Being protested is not "facing mob rule."
 
2022-08-19 11:18:20 AM  
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It'd be really nice if we started putting those that are threatening judges, the fbi, the palm beach sheriffs office in jail, particularly Gitmo, especially since the right is now confirming they are domestic terrorists and want this country to go down in flames
 
2022-08-19 11:21:35 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: The blow back from executing the search warrant is nothing like the how the Trumpers will react if / when an arrest warrant needs to be served. No matter how that goes down, they will surround MAL to "defend" dear leader.  Trash, F350s and AR15s everywhere.


Nah. They know they need a strong show of force nowto deter Trump's arrest. This is what they're doing. Nail guns, setting thir cars on fire, and shooting themselves. This is the best they've got.

Garland has measured the temperature and its lukewarm.
 
2022-08-19 11:25:10 AM  

qorkfiend: dracos31: vudukungfu: You know, you can find them, and incarcerate them, and they can threaten from behind bars. But you need to start doing that.
Not rhythmically slapping their wrists, like you have been.

Slapping their wrists would be an improvement over buying them McDonald's after they shoot up a church or nailgun an FBI office.

Pretty sure the nailgun dude was killed.


False flag, or it will be soon once Trump makes up his mind on it.
 
2022-08-19 11:30:12 AM  
These guys made Kyle Rittenhouse into their hero. Threatening judges is their new MO. Not sure they can be rehabilitated or if it would be worth the effort.
 
2022-08-19 11:31:58 AM  

KingOfTown: Just wanted to point how this dastardly "liberal" media works:

In June, a retired Wisconsin county circuit judge, John Roemer was killed in his home in what authorities said was a targeted killing by a gunman, who fatally wounded himself as well. Later that month, protesters converged on the homes of conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices after they overturned a 49-year-old ruling that women have a constitutional right to obtain an abortion. Police arrested a man with knives, zip ties and a gun near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and he said he planned to kill the conservative justice.

That is some incredible bullshiat, listing this with the other two examples.


No, no it isn't.  There are crazy, violent people on both sides.  Heck, some post here.  It is not infrequent to see calls for civil war or other violent things from progressives here.

Now, Trump certainly mainstreamed violence on the other side, but the right doesn't have an exclusive monopoly on violent crazy people.

/the Supreme Court has the power to make up almost whatever law they want to
//that's their job
///if they decide that the third amendment requires everybody to wear a pizza as a hat, you'd better invest in some pepperoni headgear
 
2022-08-19 11:37:29 AM  

dracos31: vudukungfu: You know, you can find them, and incarcerate them, and they can threaten from behind bars. But you need to start doing that.
Not rhythmically slapping their wrists, like you have been.

Slapping their wrists would be an improvement over buying them McDonald's after they shoot up a church or nailgun an FBI office.


Only because he wouldn't give up. Had he dropped the gun it would've been a burgers and fries kinda day.
 
2022-08-19 11:42:06 AM  
When you have a democracy with only two parties, and only one of those parties wants it to continue while the other wants an authoritarian dictatorship, you no longer have a functioning democracy.

/if you can escape the US, do so
 
2022-08-19 11:42:38 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: The blow back from executing the search warrant is nothing like the how the Trumpers will react if / when an arrest warrant needs to be served. No matter how that goes down, they will surround MAL to "defend" dear leader.  Trash, F350s and AR15s everywhere.


And it will have to be done before November.  If the Republicans control the Senate, they will have too many ways of preventing any arrest from taking place.  That's why I suspect that "ain't nuthin gonna happen"--not fast enough, anyway.

And if the Republicans win in November 2024, they get to replace the entire DOJ, pardon Trump, and let him out.
 
2022-08-19 11:43:10 AM  

Karma Chameleon: concerns

LOL. Black Lives Matter people protest: OMG THIS IS ANARCHY. SEND IN THE MILITARIZED POLICE TO BEAT AND TEAR GAS THE shiat OUT OF THEM IN EVERY CITY.

Domestic terrorists attempt a coup and constantly make actionable threats to government offiicials: Hmm, we are concerned this might be a problem. We'll look into it.


It's worse than that.

There are people right now that maintain that the police simply opened the door for the protesters, and they walked in in an orderly fashion, and nothing else happened.

Even though there was LIVE video of the whole event, inside and outside, they maintain that none of this rises to the level of "riot", or "insurrection", or even "attempted coup".

How do you get information to people that absolutely refuse to look at even the most obvious evidence?
 
2022-08-19 11:43:18 AM  
Geotpf:  No, no it isn't.  There are crazy, violent people on both sides.  Heck, some post here.  It is not infrequent to see calls for civil war or other violent things from progressives here.

Now, Trump certainly mainstreamed violence on the other side, but the right doesn't have an exclusive monopoly on violent crazy people.


This argument is terrible. It's not binary. It's not "has violent elements" or "doesn't have violent elements." It's the pervasiveness and proportion of violence within a given group.

The far right is currently orders of magnitude more dangerous than the far left.

And it's not even close. Source.

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2022-08-19 11:44:25 AM  

iheartscotch: Should probably send some of these asshats to prison.


It's unavoidable. The radicalized-right only understand force. Doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing is alien to them. They can't be reasoned with, but they can have their noses bloodied and crawl back under their rocks.
 
2022-08-19 11:44:41 AM  

Lochsteppe: You said trash four times.


No no, you can recycle the cars and guns as scrap metal!
 
2022-08-19 11:46:53 AM  
Remember when people said I was the real fascist for throwing milkshakes at these folks? lol
 
2022-08-19 11:52:25 AM  
One day it all changed in Texas.  The courthouses all became "hardened" right after the assassination of a judge, downtown, in the courthouse.  It was a serious and sudden change, and practically overnight.  Even when the flags were returned to flying at full mast, it was not over, and never to be forgotten.

No one walking into a courthouse on a jury can forget that.  Seeing the physical and procedural barriers in place gives that jury, before arriving in the courtroom, a message about people who threaten judges and courts that no defense attorney can completely erase.

Trump is now a contributor to that reality of dangerous criminality, as always unwittingly, even through his followers and his condoning messages.   It may be his prime legacy that anyone can try to destroy the institutions of the US, including justice as imperfect as it may be.  Anyone.
 
2022-08-19 11:58:52 AM  

MattytheMouse: Remember when people said I was the real fascist for throwing milkshakes at these folks? lol


It has been both amusing and irritating to watch the people who told the left that we were "too extreme" mere years and months ago start to pivot and appropriate our approach. I mean, it'd sure be nice if they acknowledged that we were doing this first, and admitted we've always been right, rather than pretending like they invented their responses out of whole cloth.
 
2022-08-19 12:01:47 PM  
When you're incredibly stupid going straight to death threats is pretty much all you have. That's why it's the Republicans' go-to move.
 
2022-08-19 12:04:16 PM  

Rent Party: The use of force or threat of force against non-combatants and civilians to achieve political goals is commonly referred to as "terrorism."  It's literally the definition.

Accepting terrorism as legitimate political discourse is what we should concern ourselves with.  And that will not happen until our corporate media stops dancing around those defenitions.

"Terrorists supporting Donald Trump Threaten Judges."

That's the accurate headline.


What about counter-terrorism?  Anyone threatening violence to protect a coup attempt should be legal hunting.
 
2022-08-19 12:05:16 PM  

qorkfiend: dracos31: vudukungfu: You know, you can find them, and incarcerate them, and they can threaten from behind bars. But you need to start doing that.
Not rhythmically slapping their wrists, like you have been.

Slapping their wrists would be an improvement over buying them McDonald's after they shoot up a church or nailgun an FBI office.

Pretty sure the nailgun dude was killed.


Pity there aren't more brave souls like nail gun to throw themselves in honorable death at the hands of the FBI.
 
2022-08-19 12:05:36 PM  

Kubo: Geotpf:  No, no it isn't.  There are crazy, violent people on both sides.  Heck, some post here.  It is not infrequent to see calls for civil war or other violent things from progressives here.

Now, Trump certainly mainstreamed violence on the other side, but the right doesn't have an exclusive monopoly on violent crazy people.

This argument is terrible. It's not binary. It's not "has violent elements" or "doesn't have violent elements." It's the pervasiveness and proportion of violence within a given group.

The far right is currently orders of magnitude more dangerous than the far left.

And it's not even close. Source.

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Yep.  One side argues the country needs to be changed at the ballot and the right wing OTOH says "screw the ballot, give me a rifle."

But BSAB.
 
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