As the media tours for those involved continue, it will be interesting to learn more about the planning and prep that went into the trial. The defense has mentioned the use of mock juries, for example, and it would be interesting to know what was learned from that, and informed their strategy - ever...Jump to post
The kid took two lives and will need to live with that for the rest of his life, regardless of the circumstances - and ultimately god will be the judge as to whether the intentions in his heart were pure and defensible and, if morally, he is deserving of an eternity of salvation.
With GOP elected members (Gosar) openly suggesting violence and death against their political opponents.. or, at minimum, making light of it... might not be a bad idea for the VP to be keeping her head down and keeping a low profile. After the Jan 6 events, violence can no longer be discounted as a ...Jump to post
I can like/love someone who differs from me politically. Its not a hill to die on IMO. Same here. Respectful disagreement and healthy debate amongst reasonable adults is a good thing. But definitely as of late it seems it has become more caustic and antagonistic, all around. Never mind the deep end...Jump to post
If you want to save money on Christmas gifts, just bring up politics at Thanksgiving :rotfl: I have not personally experienced it, but I agree that social media (and before that, traditional media) has exacerbated the tribalism of it all. Why go to the marketplace of ideas when you can just sit in t...Jump to post
A lot of media coverage on the different elements of the legal ramifications for those that were involved in the violent 'Unite the Right' gathering and the Jan 6 insurrection - Jan. 6 rioter in horned fur hat sentenced to 41 months https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/jan-6-rioter-in-horned-fur-hat-sentenc...Jump to post
As much as I understand the emotional feel good feelz that some may get by trying to predict and position the future as if it is pre determined fait accompli - politics is a fickle business, and 6 days is a long time in it, never mind midterms and presidential races that are months/years away. Time ...Jump to post
C'mon Aaron...just like Jan 6 was a 'protest that got out of hand' (I believe that is the most recent line being peddled, correct?) this was just a group of... civic minded history enthusiasts gathering to discuss the upcoming election cycle.
This is just another feeble attempt to try and rewrite history because the truth casts such a gross shadow on Carson and his ideological ilk on the political right. They played with fire by perpetuating the idea that the election was stolen and Trump was the rightful winner... and that idea led to t...Jump to post
Being old and battling cancer does not help at all despite being vaccinated. That’s why for those types of people they have to be extra cautious in what they do and where they go and hope those around them are similarly careful. Exactly (emphasis added). Powell didn't die because he got the vaccine...Jump to post
RIP to an American that gave his life to the people of the USA. This thread is almost like a microcosm of the debate that will occur in history books for the years to come over the reputation of Powell. On the one hand, a military man and statesman who had a long career and gave to his country. Argu...Jump to post
The Culture, or should I say lack of Cult surrounding it makes it very different from certain other well known countries. Very true, you guys don't know freedom like we know freedom. Your happiness index and life expectancy is laughable in the face of my Freedom Cult. Don't be so smug. Your alcohol...Jump to post
Aren't schools gun-free zones? I don't condone the actions of the shooter, nor do I endorse the post-bail celebration, but this is Texas we are talking about with regards to guns. Perhaps this didn't get press since there were no fatalities, and the NRA would prefer to keep it that way especially a...Jump to post
Aren't schools gun-free zones? Presumably.. but people break the law all the time. Just like aggravated assault with a deadly weapon... also illegal...and he is being charged with three counts of it. I am not an expert on Texas gun laws, but presumably the Federal law applies here... and he would b...Jump to post
A tragic incident for sure. His family is saying he was a target of bullying and also claimed he acted after being robbed and attacked by bullies - will be interesting to see how they frame this in terms of the argument of the defense (e.g. he was acting in self defense, felt threatened etc.) The bo...Jump to post
From Benghazi, to election audits to Milley...you really need to applaud the rights ability to beat a dead horse.
Hint - sometimes you won't get water out of the stone. No matter how hard you squeeze, and no matter how much you have convinced yourself the stone is full of water.
1. Any season that lets me wear shorts and flip flops.
Whatever season saw the proliferation of Von Dutch hats should be at the bottom.
What is the basis for the ranking?
It wouldn't be a Tuesday on A.net if there wasn't a post about something going on in California LOL She should face the legal and political repercussions of this. I am sure the good people of SF will pass judgement on this the next time they go to the polls - whether booting her from office, or her ...Jump to post
So getting back on track here, according to this Fox report, it's all coming out now. General Milley was not out of line, the original orders were from former SecDef Esper, and acting SecDef Miller has walked back the comments in which he claimed he 'didn't know' about the China communications and ...Jump to post
Good point - it certainly seems like planning efforts are being undertaken to prevent and deal with violence (arguably efforts that weren't taken, or inadequately taken, for Jan. 6). That is a good thing - for the safety of those at the rally, and police.Jump to post
There is coverage of the upcoming rally on September 18 that is being organized in support of the January 6 insurrectionists - the 600 or so charged for their involvement in efforts to storm the Capitol and prevent the election results from being certified. It is being organized by a former employee...Jump to post
This situation doesn't happen without Trump resisting the peaceful transfer of power. So no, it wouldn't happen to just any president. BINGO! There seems to be an intentional effort to disconnect what happened from the broader events. This happened within the context of a sitting President resistin...Jump to post
This just further demonstrates the absolute hypocrisy and ideological hollowness of the political right at the moment. In one breath, they pearl clutch and put on a big show about their supposed concern for the women and girls of Afghanistan, as a means to criticize the current POTUS (concern which ...Jump to post
Terrible news, though not unexpected.. it was only a matter of time. With the killing of children and American service members, hopefully white supremacist's, QAnon types, and far right conservatives will end their wink wink, nudge nudge championing of the Taliban, as was seen in some quarters in th...Jump to post
no one but no one will ever be able to live up to Alex. If anyone was ever going to it would've been Kelsey Grammer, not fully removed from his Frasier persona. That would be absolutely incredible. :lol: But the pretentiousness would probably halve their viewership...maybe he could switch to Sidesh...Jump to post
Poor city and the Capitol Police can't catch a break. First, the January 6 attack on the Capitol by Trump motivated insurrectionists who brutalized the police (the attack also led to suicides). Then the May incident when an officer was killed by the guy that rammed the car. Now this! Fingers crossed...Jump to post
The entire situation in Afghanistan - not just over the last week, but the last twenty years - is incredibly sad with everyday Afghans bearing the brunt of the decisions, good and bad. No leader in the western world nations involved, who was implicated in the boots on the ground or decision making, ...Jump to post
The best way to deal with offensive free speech is more free speech. This was a good example and encourage it with many of our challanging uses of freedom of speech like WBC, anti-maskers, Trump supporters. The only caveat I would add is - I don't recall an incident of Westboro being violent. That ...Jump to post
Westboro Baptist Church is a family of, mostly, lawyers. They are there to taunt and taunt and taunt, hoping to be assaulted or battery so they can sue. This. They are professional provocateurs. The best is to ignore them, or for good people to stand up to them in non-violent ways (as Grohl has don...Jump to post
He should go. This will add further strength to the wide range of criticism and calls for resignation that Democrats have been sending his way. Excerpts from a March 2021 article: Top Dems call on Cuomo to resign amid harassment allegations By day’s end, the three-term governor had lost the support ...Jump to post
Back in the old days I was an Eisenhower Republican. There are about no right wing Republican party members who would support or endorse him anymore. Moderate or progressive Republicans are being kicked out of the party, I think 'primaried' is what it is being called. What's left is fairly indistin...Jump to post
I guess it is easy to be the party of law and order, and for 'the blue' ... until the supporters and insurrectionists your party has offered solace to, and who have been encouraged by your party leader, find themselves on the wrong side of the law by destroying federal property and attempting to sto...Jump to post
This sounds like a ready-made skit for early 1980s Canadian sketch show 'Great White North'. Or the 1995 John Candy flick, Canadian Bacon! The US president tries to boost his sagging approval rating by starting a war with Canada. Slick propaganda campaigns convince a zealous patriot to take matters...Jump to post
CPAC bills itself as The largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world. Thankfully, verbally harassing and stalking a trans person was the most shocking and disgusting thing that happened at CPAC a few days ago. Oh, wait... - Far-right conspiracy theories flourished elsewhere ...Jump to post
These schools were run by the Catholics but also others (Anglicans as well, if I recall). However, from what I gather the Catholic Church has been the least cooperative in addressing what occurred in terms of their willingness to turn over records or to otherwise engage in a cooperative way. From th...Jump to post
This, unfortunately, is likely to be a common occurrence in the coming weeks/months/years given the number of schools that existed across Canada over the last century and the increased awareness/acknowledgement that there is likely unmarked graves at some or many of them. The Truth and Reconciliatio...Jump to post
The right really needs to pick the story they are peddling here. One day they are saying it was FBI operatives, then a few days later we find out that a member of the Oath Keepers, who were involved in the insurrection and brutalizing law enforcement officials, pleads guilty to their role in it. Wil...Jump to post
At the end of the day it is all posturing for the domestic, not international audience. Agreed. It is hard not be a bit amused (and a bit pitiful I suppose) in response to this kind of second rate chest puffing from Russia, and how domestic and expat Russians eat it up as food to feed their collect...Jump to post
One can only imagine the sigh, grin, and eye roll such shenanigans must generate from Dr. Fauci. The guy has more accomplishments, brain and and class in his stool then she will ever have in her entire life. Though, I suppose it is better for her to be calling for him to be fired then killed or exec...Jump to post
Peddlers of this fake news and their enablers, both silent and vocal, should sit and talk with some of the 130+ Capitol Police officers injured that day. The cops showed up with honour to do their job, Trump supporters showed up with weapons to brutalize them and to be violent.Jump to post
They may have surrendered their guns and plead guilty ... but the internet never forgets, and the treasure trove of 'Ken and Karen' memes they inspired will live on for the ages LOL https://i.pinimg.com/originals/78/d6/6f/78d66f580f5b1a819b5d1c6aec539b16.png https://cdn.pleated-jeans.com/wp-content/...Jump to post
Quackery. The truth - that MAGA agitators emboldened by the Rioter In Chief stormed the seat of US democracy - is uncomfortable when looking in the mirror, so they need to come up with their alternative version.
I wonder how many instances it will take, of young people dropping to one knee in the class and holding their fist in the air, until this thing gets amended...Jump to post
In what is getting lots of attention in Southern Ontario, and nationally, on Sunday evening a man in London, Ontario ran down five people out for an evening walk. The only survivor is a 9 year old boy. From the article: Deceased are a grandmother, a husband and wife and their teenage daughter. A nin...Jump to post
In what will undoubtedly piss off the fans of the Rioter in Chief, Trump has been suspended from Facebook for two years for stoking violence on the platform ahead of the January insurrection - https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-facebook-instagram-accounts-suspended-1.6053578 But they mustn't worry ...Jump to post