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mono
Jul 18, 2003

It's toe-tapping-ly tragic!




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Scam Likely
Feb 18, 2021


MrMojok posted:

I tend to joke around a lot ITT, but it is serious time now.

This is exactly it. The fraudits aren't seeking to overturn the 2020 election. Let's say somehow, a fraudit managed to prove beyond a doubt that Biden cheated and stole the election. There is still no constitutional mechanism to invalidate the election, and somehow reinstate Trump.

While a lot of poo poo-stupid republican chud voters and Q-tards think there is, there just isn't. Smart repub politicians like Ted Cruz, the ghoul McConnell, and others know that it isn't possible.

What this really is, is a PRE-steal. They are laying the grounds for 2022 and 2024, laying the grounds for a future where *suspected* fraud can be used to invalidate any election result that doesn't go their way.

I also want to add, someone in this thread a few pages back said "Trump won legitimately in 2016, and we didn't contest it."

I don't think I would go so far as to say it was legitimate.

1) There were about 16,000 votes that miraculously flipped from Gore to Trump in Volusia county Florida, and famously the repubs blocked a recount link
2) Thousand of votes made by black people disappeared in Georgia in 2018 link
3) HR 2722, the SAFE Act, introduced by House Democrats in 2019, would have completely removed all possibility of this poo poo the Repub lawmakers and Chuds are alleging now happened in the 2020 election. But, House Repubs voted against it 184-1. They blocked a bill that would have eliminated all doubt of the poo poo they are alleging now, because they wanted to be able to allege it now.


Republican lawmakers and their chud mouthpieces intended to totally destroy the voting machine company Dominion, this much is obvious. It wasn't because they hate Dominion, it was because they needed a fall guy to fit the narrative. Dominion may win billions in lawsuits, but they are finished as a company.

Who will step in to fill that void?

It's a company called ES&S, who has donated to Republican state legislation committees, used lobbyists to make illegal secret donations to people to get them to choose them for their new voting systems in their regional areas, paid to fly election officials to Vegas and bought them tickets to shows, leaked voting information for almost two million Chicago voters, were responsible for the thousands of black votes disappearing in Georgia in 2018 and in Tennessee in 2015, And who most recently lied about their election machine connectivity to the internet and insisted on doing their own hash validation testing.

I will give any poster ITT a forums upgrade of their choice, to anyone who can provide one single quote where a Republican politician even says the name "ES&S"

They don't say it, not ever, not on TV, not on twitter, not in any interview, and it's because they want to draw attention away from it, and focus attention on Dominion. There has been some kind of memo that's been sent out and they have all been told, "do not EVER, EVER, say ES&S. Only talk about Dominion and Smartmatic."

They have been cheating for years, ES&S is a big part of it, and is going to become an even bigger part of it in the next couple of years. This is how people like McConnell/Graham/Collins won their elections last year, and we are in deep, deep loving poo poo now.

The machines will be rigged in 2022 and 2024, in exactly the way the Republicunts are claiming they were rigged in 2020, and if they still somehow lose, the new state-level poo poo they are passing will make it possible to invalidate any Dem wins.

And not only is nobody in the Dem congress doing anything about it, nobody in the Dem congress is even TALKING about it. Dems lose and concede, there is no talk of audits, the same is going to happen in 2022 and 2024, and we are in deep loving poo poo.

Why do conspiracy nuts latch onto a stupid loving global hoax that requires involvement and coordination of literally hundreds of millions of people, yet seem to completely ignore actual conspiracies like these?

Is it the lack of a personal stake or excitement? Does a conspiracy need to be like a Michael Bay movie to be compelling to ordinary folks?

A Fancy Hat
Nov 18, 2016

Always remember that the former President was dumber than the dumbest person you've ever met by a wide margin




WHERE IS THE BATHROOM??? I NEED TO GO VERY QUICKLY!

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT CAN FIND A BATHROOM?
Heh, joke's on her... I don't need a bathroom any more.

Onkel Hedwig
Jun 27, 2007



Pot Smoke Phoenix
Aug 15, 2007

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!


Dinosaur Gum


Manchin is the condom that elephant is wearing while the GOP fucks over everyone.

Sinema is the french tickler...

Sapozhnik
Jan 2, 2005



Nap Ghost

Its Happening! posted:

Why do conspiracy nuts latch onto a stupid loving global hoax that requires involvement and coordination of literally hundreds of millions of people, yet seem to completely ignore actual conspiracies like these?

Is it the lack of a personal stake or excitement? Does a conspiracy need to be like a Michael Bay movie to be compelling to ordinary folks?

Conspiracy nuts begin with a desired conclusion and work backwards from there to invent observations to support the desired conclusion.

Conspiracy theories are bugfuck insane because some absolutely bugfuck things would have to be true for their desired reality to exist and yet still be even vaguely consistent with actual reality as observed.

canyoneer
Sep 13, 2005


I only have canyoneyes for you



I love this guy's expression in the photo. It's like he's just realizing that maybe they took it too far and he'll get in trouble for it and probably fired from Gamestop.

Stink Billyums
Jul 7, 2006
MAGNUM

https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/1402305492391763976

quote:

“I don’t think they realized that some of us litigators were going to catch on and hold their feet to the fire and expose what really happened or that they could shut us up by, say, suing me for 4.3 billion dollars in three different states,” Powell said at the panel discussion. “Threatening me is like waving a red flag in a bull’s face.”

Dominion’s suit against her should be dismissed, Powell continued, because “number one, they don't have jurisdiction over us and number two, we meant what we said and we have the evidence to back it up.”

the defense she's using in the lawsuit is "it's just an opinion" lol

Flowers for QAnon
May 20, 2019





canyoneer posted:

I love this guy's expression in the photo. It's like he's just realizing that maybe they took it too far and he'll get in trouble for it and probably fired from Gamestop.

Nah, that’s literally how he looks in every picture. Terminal brain worms

Shanghaied
Oct 12, 2004





Look at these brown FEMALES laughing! Look at them! They are laughing at you, white man. Do they make you angry?

Dynastocles
May 29, 2009

"If you'll excuse me, my dinner time is six o'clock. Only gangsters eat at 9 o'clock, after some bootlegging and a hot game of craps."

College Slice

Its Happening! posted:

Why do conspiracy nuts latch onto a stupid loving global hoax that requires involvement and coordination of literally hundreds of millions of people, yet seem to completely ignore actual conspiracies like these?

Is it the lack of a personal stake or excitement? Does a conspiracy need to be like a Michael Bay movie to be compelling to ordinary folks?

Because real conspiracies are perpetrated by people chuds love.

Powered Descent
Jul 13, 2008

We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.



MrMojok posted:

1) There were about 16,000 votes that miraculously flipped from Gore to Trump in Volusia county Florida, and famously the repubs blocked a recount link

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

I hated your old avatar so much I paid for this one from a gay furry visual novel. gay rights and smoke weed every day

Stink Billyums posted:

https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/1402305492391763976

the defense she's using in the lawsuit is "it's just an opinion" lol

the fact that Powell has a whole career in law, and is still not in jail or institutionalized, is a great indicator of the health of the American justice system.

Hazo
Dec 30, 2004

SCIENCE





Steadiman posted:

Party of small government, no restrictions for small businesses to set their own policies. Now here's some restrictions. But it's fine if you don't want to serve gay couples though. Democracy works!

https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/1401939616630984704

These people pull cartoon villain bullshit like this and still think they're the good guys

Like imagine if a Democratic mayor tried to do anything close to this. The outrage would never end.

And we know he's doing this solely to inflame and encourage his brick-stupid conservative base who think they're being heroes by refusing to take free basic steps to avoid a deadly disease.

Shanghaied
Oct 12, 2004




Hazo posted:

And we know he's doing this solely to inflame and encourage his brick-stupid conservative base who think they're being heroes by refusing to take free basic steps to avoid a deadly disease.

Oh yeah, without a doubt. I'm 100% certain that Abbott was fully vaccinated months ago.

Stoatbringer
Sep 15, 2004

naw, you love it
you little ho-bot




https://i.imgur.com/vkjLio0.mp4

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






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https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1402252591963148305
https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1402249056563253251

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1402205787129274372

Senate report reveals new details about security failures ahead of January 6 attack but omits Trump's role

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/08/politics/us-capitol-riot-senate-report/index.html

CNN — A new Senate report reveals previously unknown details about the stunning security breakdowns ahead of the January 6 US Capitol attack, adding an authoritative emphasis to previous evidence that there were massive intelligence failures, critical miscommunications, and unheeded warnings that ultimately led to the chaotic response that day.​

But at the same time, there are several glaring omissions in the report, including any examination of Donald Trump's role in the riots, raising questions about whether lawmakers, in their quest for bipartisanship, exposed the limits of a Congress divided and unable to agree on certain truths, particularly those related to the former President's actions.​

Sources tell CNN that in order for this report, which was compiled by the Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees, to have support from both parties, the language had to be carefully crafted, and that included excluding the word "insurrection," which notably does not appear outside of witness quotes and footnotes.​

"Did we look at Trump's role in the attack? The answer is no," a Senate committee aide told reporters.​

"The report did not attempt to look at the origins and development of the groups or individuals that participated in the attack on the Capitol," the aide said.​

Still, it marks the most comprehensive government report on the security failures leading up to the Capitol insurrection. Congressional investigators pored through "thousands of documents," received written statements from 50 police officers who defended the Capitol, and got testimony from a wide array of current and former officials who played a role in the security preparations and response.​
​​
The report's narrow scope underscores the limits of a bipartisan, congressional investigation. While the evidence and interviews were gathered over months from bipartisan staff and members on two committees, the information pertained almost entirely to the security and intelligence shortcomings that led to that day, not focusing on why individuals would have come to the Capitol in the first place and Trump's role.​

Democratic Senate investigators took careful steps not to alienate their Republican counterparts in the process of the probe, which meant not taking a closer look at Trump's role in promoting the Jan. 6 rally and months-long attempt to pressure local officials, lawmakers in Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence to subvert the will of the electorate.​

Aides also steered clear of language that could turn off some Republicans, including not referring to the attack as an "insurrection."​

"The language that was chosen was purposeful -- and represents the consensus of the four members and their respective staffs," a Senate committee aide said. "We did our very best to stick of the facts as we understood them and leave characterizations in quotes where there were characterizations."​

In one clear example of that, the report's appendix includes Trump's full speech before the January 6 crowd -- but does not go further into interpreting how that influenced the Capitol rioters. A Senate aide said that decision was made to avoid inserting "our editorial judgment" of the speech.​

While the report did nod to some of Trump's statements and tweets leading up to the events at the Capitol, the report did not fully explore the root causes of what led to an insurrection at the Capitol, nor did it lay blame on the former President directly for promoting a lie that the election was stolen that mobilized supporters to gather at the Capitol on January 6. ​

It's unclear what the Senate's bipartisan report will mean for House Democratic leaders, who could decide in upcoming days and weeks to launch their own investigation either through a new Select Committee or through already established committees, which have been working on investigating the incidents surrounding January 6th for months.​

Now that the report is out, the Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer could argue it does not go far enough and could force another vote to establish a commission. However, there still wouldn't be the Republican votes to pass it. Without 60 votes or a united Democratic caucus willing to blow up the filibuster, a commission couldn't be established.​




Bipartisan Senate report finds sweeping failures surrounding January 6 attack on Capitol

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/capitol-riot-report-failures-senate/

A Senate investigation of the January. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has uncovered broad government, military and law enforcement missteps before the violent attack, including a breakdown within multiple intelligence agencies and a lack of training and preparation for Capitol Police officers who were quickly overwhelmed by the rioters.​

The Senate report released Tuesday is the first - and perhaps last - bipartisan review of how hundreds of former President Trump's supporters were able to violently push past security lines and break into the Capitol that day, interrupting the certification of President Biden's victory.​

It includes new details about the police officers on the front lines who suffered chemical burns, brain injuries and broken bones and who told senators they were left with no direction when command systems broke down. It recommends immediate changes to give the Capitol Police chief more authority, to provide better planning and equipment for law enforcement and to streamline intelligence gathering among federal agencies.​

As a bipartisan effort, the report does not delve into the root causes of the attack, including Mr. Trump's role as he called for his supporters to "fight like hell" to overturn his election defeat that day. It does not call the attack an insurrection, even though it was. And it comes two weeks after Republicans blocked a bipartisan, independent commission that would investigate the insurrection more broadly.​



Now you might be wondering who the gently caress in charge of the committee that came up with all this. Well....

Senate Homeland Security Committee

Democrats: Peters (MI), Carper (DE), Hassan (NH), Sinema (AZ), Rosen (NV), Padilla (CA), Ossoff (GA)
Republicans: Portman (OH), Johnson (WI), Paul (KY), Lankford (OK), Romney (UT), Scott (FL), Hawley (MO)

pop fly to McGillicutty
Feb 2, 2004
Im gonna put cupcakes on your mind


Hazo posted:

These people pull cartoon villain bullshit like this and still think they're the good guys

Like imagine if a Democratic mayor tried to do anything close to this. The outrage would never end.

And we know he's doing this solely to inflame and encourage his brick-stupid conservative base who think they're being heroes by refusing to take free basic steps to avoid a deadly disease.

Republicans think it's bad when someone else does it because they feel they should hold all power, not because they believe in anything.

Catastrophe
Oct 5, 2007

Committed to burn twice as long and half as bright


I wonder if, every time some loud-mouthed conservative posted a picture of their guns with their MAGA hats on Twitter or whatever and a ton of liberals replied to that post with pictures of their guns next to like Biden or *gasp* ANTIFA stickers, how long it would take them to take THAT as a threat. Because it's "the other side" suddenly and they are so into this "the Right has the right to the 2nd!" mentality.

As if what they're doing ISN'T threatening.

But hey man it's just pictures of cooooool guns just like yours. What's the big deal? Why is that suddenly threatening to you, Kyle?

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






https://twitter.com/schwartzbCNBC/status/1402268076834439168

Joe Manchin cosponsored the voting-rights bill in 2019 that he's now blocking on the grounds that the GOP doesn't like it

https://www.businessinsider.com/manchin-cosponsored-elections-bill-2019-that-he-is-now-blocking-2021-6

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in 2019 cosponsored the voting-rights bill that he recently announced he would vote against, arguing for a bipartisan bill instead.

Manchin's refusal to back the For the People Act has tanked Democrats' hopes of passing sweeping election reforms. The House narrowly passed the bill in March, with zero votes from Republicans.

As the Senate is evenly divided, relying on a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris, Manchin can single-handedly block the bill's passage.

His opposition has infuriated many Democrats, who have spent the past few days attacking his position.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York called him "the new Mitch McConnell," referring to the Senate minority leader known for obstructionist tactics.

In an op-ed article for the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Sunday, Manchin argued that he couldn't support a voting-rights bill with no bipartisan support.

But Manchin was a cosponsor of a version of the bill introduced in 2019 that had no GOP cosponsors, a fact that his critics have highlighted.

SpaceGoatFarts
Jan 5, 2010

sic transit gloria mundi




Nap Ghost

Catastrophe posted:


As if what they're doing ISN'T threatening.


When they pose with guns, it is definitely a threat. That is the whole point. "from my cold dead hands"

old beast lunatic
Nov 2, 2004

LISTEN HERE FAT


SpaceGoatFarts posted:

When they pose with guns, it is definitely a threat. That is the whole point. "from my cold dead hands"

I always thought that was them trying to turn me on

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007




SpaceGoatFarts posted:

When they pose with guns, it is definitely a threat. That is the whole point. "from my cold dead hands"

Sometimes they pose like that and then try to storm the US Capitol in order to install an idiot who bankrupted casinos and in the process of doing so they taze themselves in the balls so hard they loving die lmao

pop fly to McGillicutty
Feb 2, 2004
Im gonna put cupcakes on your mind


Lol hope we had fun with democracy while it lasted

ComfyPants
Mar 20, 2002



https://twitter.com/propublica/status/1402305092657848329

Hazo
Dec 30, 2004

SCIENCE






Does this moronic piece of poo poo actually think he'll stay in office if he lets republicans go ahead with dismantling voting rights and installing voter suppression rules everywhere they can? Or does he think they'll keep his pockets full with whatever deal/threat they made to him?

Just seems to me like he's torpedoing his political career for repugnant fascist assholes who've proven they'll stab him in the back the instant he's not useful lmao

Stoatbringer
Sep 15, 2004

naw, you love it
you little ho-bot




pop fly to McGillicutty posted:

Lol hope we had fun with democracy while it lasted

Well, it was never really a proper democracy anyway.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

Hazo posted:

Does this moronic piece of poo poo actually think he'll stay in office if he lets republicans go ahead with dismantling voting rights and installing voter suppression rules everywhere they can? Or does he think they'll keep his pockets full with whatever deal/threat they made to him?

Just seems to me like he's torpedoing his political career for repugnant fascist assholes who've proven they'll stab him in the back the instant he's not useful lmao

He's doing what the people who pay his bribes tell him to do. He's thinking that by doing this he'll get more bribe money. It helps if you remember that almost every single politician, regardless of political affiliation, is a greedy psychopath that is doing the job to enrich and aggrandize themselves.

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



I just found out that someone pirated the entirety of Andy the Talking Hedgehog to youtube!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QxvwQkCWNg

Watch it before those Hollywood bigwigs DMCA it!

My favorite part of the movie is the quality audio mixing.

LordSloth
Mar 7, 2008

Disgruntled (IT) Employee


https://twitter.com/questauthority/status/1402328803830075393?s=21

.... Schoolhouse Rock!

If this is the same Edwin Meese who served in Reagan’s admin and is now 89 that explains a lot.

And Vernon Jones thought’21 was a great year to switch from Democrat to Republican

This filing is about MLB relocating away from Georgia in response to their voter suppression laws.

https://twitter.com/questauthority/status/1402330106496962560?s=21

LordSloth fucked around with this message at 19:30 on Jun 8, 2021

argosaxelcaos
Apr 26, 2017


LordSloth posted:

School House Rock!

I can no longer see America as a serious country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag

Imagine busting this out in court, wait, you DON'T have to imagine

argosaxelcaos fucked around with this message at 19:37 on Jun 8, 2021

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Steadiman
Jan 31, 2006

Hey...what kind of party is this? there's no booze and only one hooker!

silly sevens


I mean everyone knew this but it's still mind-bendingly infuriating to see it actually confirmed with numbers. I thought it wouldn't phaze me but here we are.

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

I hated your old avatar so much I paid for this one from a gay furry visual novel. gay rights and smoke weed every day

Steadiman posted:

I mean everyone knew this but it's still mind-bendingly infuriating to see it actually confirmed with numbers. I thought it wouldn't phaze me but here we are.

Well you see, they paid the politicians a fraction of what they owed, and specifically instructed them not to let the IRS have the rest, in order to receive more payments in the future. Did the wage earners provide bribes? Didn't think so.

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Former Wisconsin pharmacist who tampered with COVID vaccines sentenced to 3 years in federal prison

https://www.cbs58.com/news/former-wisconsin-pharmacist-who-tampered-with-covid-vaccines-sentenced-to-3-years-in-federal-prison



MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Steven Brandenburg, the pharmacist accused of intentionally tampering with nearly 60 vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a Grafton hospital, was sentenced to three years in federal prison on Tuesday, June 8.

Brandenburg was fired from Advocate Aurora Hospital after admitting to intentionally removing more than 500 doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine from refrigeration.

In addition to the term of imprisonment, the judge ordered Brandenburg to serve three years of supervised release and to pay approximately $83,800 in restitution to the hospital.

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




https://twitter.com/DanielTurnerPTF/status/1402266001178304516?s=20
https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/1402253241342115841?s=20
https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1402254098800447490?s=20

Guze
Oct 10, 2007

Regular Human Bartender



Lol no one boycotts anything

Steadiman
Jan 31, 2006

Hey...what kind of party is this? there's no booze and only one hooker!

silly sevens


They literally don't have it in them to not get angry and completely overreact at every single thing. Just gotta make sure everyone sees how angry they are, otherwise what's the point without an audience. Just think if they applied all that energy to actually doing some good in the world

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Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




No one eats at burger king

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