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Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm

1000s of Pro-Trump extremest have breached the US Capital Building in essentially an act of terrorism to stop the Constitutional acceptance of the Electoral College vote. The VP has been evacuated, persons in the Capital and adjacent buildings are under 'stay in place' orders. There are confrontations with guns drawn by police. Some asshole actually got into the Senate Chamber and sat in the seat the VP was just in an hour ago. Pres. Trump is doing nothing to curb this act of insurrection and terrorism. There will be a hard curfew in DC as of 6 PM. Police are overwhelmed. VP Pence must invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, take over the office of the President and call for an end of this riot by any means necessary. I am afraid we are going going to see some dead people by tonight.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics ... index.html
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:28 pm

According to CNN a woman inside the Capitol is in critical condition because she is shot in the chest....
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm

And all at the urging of the deposed wannabe President-for-life:

"Thousands of protesters had gathered at the National Mall earlier to protest the election results. At a rally about an hour before the protesters broke through police lines at the Capitol, Trump had urged them to go to the building. "We’re going to try and give our Republicans," he said. "... the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.''

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/06/dc-protests-live-updates-trump-supporters-electoral-college-proud-boys/4126018001/

It is impossible to understand how anybody could continue to support this deranged pretender, as he eggs-on these right wing fanatics to assault and terrorize our representatives in Congress. This will go down as one of the most shameful moments in our history.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:34 pm

 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:36 pm

I was wondering why DC or Capitol police haven't started shooting, but then I remembered there are probably no black Trump supporters in the crowd.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:40 pm

Look what the President's lies have done. May God have mercy on his soul.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:41 pm

luckyone wrote:
Look what the President's lies have done. May God have mercy on his soul.


He deserves none...
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:43 pm

Is the Organisation of African States going to step forward to offer to send peace-keeping troops ?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:44 pm

luckyone wrote:
Look what the President's lies have done. May God have mercy on his soul.


Where he is going.... he won't find god...
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:45 pm

Why would Jim Acosta do this?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:47 pm

So shameful that Van Jones and Jake Tapper provoked these free-thinking, responsible-for-their-actions, adults into having to storm the Capital building ..if only they didn't say mean things on CNN :sarcastic:
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:47 pm

Republicans needs to speak up against the treason. Trump supporters are disgusting.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:48 pm

alfa164 wrote:
And all at the urging of the deposed wannabe President-for-life:

"Thousands of protesters had gathered at the National Mall earlier to protest the election results. At a rally about an hour before the protesters broke through police lines at the Capitol, Trump had urged them to go to the building. "We’re going to try and give our Republicans," he said. "... the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.''

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/06/dc-protests-live-updates-trump-supporters-electoral-college-proud-boys/4126018001/

It is impossible to understand how anybody could continue to support this deranged pretender, as he eggs-on these right wing fanatics to assault and terrorize our representatives in Congress. This will go down as one of the most shameful moments in our history.

Terrorize is the correct word - all these thugs are nothing more than terrorists and Trump's their leader - the S.O.B. should be arrested and charged with inciting a riot because that is EXACTLY what he did. He's below deplorable - I really don't know what word to use be he should be rotting in a jail cell along with the clowns he riled up
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:49 pm

agill wrote:
Republicans needs to speak up against the treason. Trump supporters are disgusting.


Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC May 3, 2016
If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it.



But wait - he changed his mind, didn't he?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:50 pm

Crazy times


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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:51 pm

Apparently the (Trump) DOD denied Mayor Bowser's request for a National Guard intervention, now leading to Democratic Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia to send the VA National Guard as well as Virginia State Troopers to DC
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:52 pm

OA260 wrote:
Crazy times Image
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The Vikings have come back to reclaim the country!

Maybe they should just try to win a football game first...

;)
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:53 pm

Don’t these people have jobs? The average American doesn’t have time for this crap.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:01 pm

If Trump does incite his supporters to attempt to prevent the elected representatives of the people going about their business, that would give grounds for stripping him of power, would it not?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:02 pm

CitizenJustin wrote:
Don’t these people have jobs? The average American doesn’t have time for this crap.

70 million average Americans voted for Trump....
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:07 pm

art wrote:
If Trump does incite his supporters to attempt to prevent the elected representatives of the people going about their business, that would give grounds for stripping him of power, would it not?


Impeaching him wouldn't have much effect in the short term but does have implications if he ever wanted to stand for public office again..
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:08 pm

This is extremely unfortunate and this should be condemned. Trump should act against this and be forceful, just heard the WH has ordered national guard, so they are acting, albeit a bit late.

In my opinion, some criminal/terrorist elements have conveniently taken advantage of this to cause the mayhem at the capitol today. Saw the video of the lady being shot, she seemed to be along with the Trump supporters. So its pretty confusing what happened there, hopefully no one else gets hurt. Its freaking disappointing to say the least.

The law should be forced upon those who have caused violence. No matter who they are.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:10 pm

AirWorthy99 wrote:
This is extremely unfortunate and this should be condemned. Trump should act against this and be forceful, just heard the WH has ordered national guard, so they are acting, albeit a bit late.

In my opinion, some criminal/terrorist elements have conveniently taken advantage of this to cause the mayhem at the capitol today. Saw the video of the lady being shot, she seemed to be along with the Trump supporters. So its pretty confusing what happened there, hopefully no one else gets hurt. Its freaking disappointing to say the least.

The law should be forced upon those who have caused violence. No matter who they are.


Isn't it the Virginia National guard that has been sent and not the DC national guard?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:10 pm

The President-Elect Biden just called out the lack of leadership from Donald Trump.

No surprise to those of us that have watched the last 4 years, but it must be partially eye opening to the brainwashed mass cult of Trump.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:20 pm

Sky News in the UK are reporting explosives have been found in the grounds of the Capitol .

In Georgia the Democrats have won the second seat.
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readytotaxi
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:20 pm

A view from the UK, it is just shameful, the current President just sitting on his hands. This has to be defused.
Some interesting pictures
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/election-us-2020-55558355
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art
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:21 pm

Am I right in thinking that Mr Cruz and associates have dug their own political graves?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:25 pm

vrbarreto wrote:
AirWorthy99 wrote:
This is extremely unfortunate and this should be condemned. Trump should act against this and be forceful, just heard the WH has ordered national guard, so they are acting, albeit a bit late.

In my opinion, some criminal/terrorist elements have conveniently taken advantage of this to cause the mayhem at the capitol today. Saw the video of the lady being shot, she seemed to be along with the Trump supporters. So its pretty confusing what happened there, hopefully no one else gets hurt. Its freaking disappointing to say the least.

The law should be forced upon those who have caused violence. No matter who they are.


Isn't it the Virginia National guard that has been sent and not the DC national guard?


Virginia and Maryland deployed their National Guards before DC did but supposedly now the White House has given in and allowed the deployment of the DC National Guard
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 pm

Trump had started out as having been defeated in an election. That was unpleasant for sure, but in a democracy that is not dishonourable at all.

But since then he has done his absolute worst to tear down his own country and to prove himself being an embarrassingly pathetic loser, which only he himself could have done, and has in fact done.

And this coup attempt now which he had been pushing for and which Republicans had supported him in is the culmination of all that.

Just shameful and embarrassing that the USA have been torn down into the gutter like this, with the Republican party actively aiding and abetting its downfall.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:27 pm

China and Russia must be loving it.
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:27 pm

The trump mob has gone mad. Not just at the capitol, they also plced a pipe bomb at the RNC offices. The bomb disposal squad took it elsewhere to blow up. (dutch NOS TV news)
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:29 pm

marcelh wrote:
CitizenJustin wrote:
Don’t these people have jobs? The average American doesn’t have time for this crap.

70 million average Americans voted for Trump....



Everyone I know is working this afternoon and trying to pay the bills. These people need to get a life with a nice healthy hobby to go along with it.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:31 pm

petertenthije wrote:
The trump mob has gone mad. Not just at the capitol, they also plced a pipe bomb at the RNC offices. The bomb disposal squad took it elsewhere to blow up. (dutch NOS TV news)

True republican "patriots", aren't they? :banghead:
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:32 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
A view from the UK, it is just shameful, the current President just sitting on his hands. This has to be defused.
Some interesting pictures https://www.bbc.com/news/live/election-us-2020-55558355


Trump has now made a half-hearted statement, urging the rioters to go home - but continuing to claim the election was stolen. Hardly a forceful denunciation that would be expected were he to be a honorable man.


Klaus wrote:
Trump had started out as having been defeated in an election. That was unpleasant for sure, but in a democracy that is not dishonourable at all. But since then he has done his absolute worst to tear down his own country and to prove himself being an embarrassingly pathetic loser, which only he himself could have done, and has in fact done. And this coup attempt now which he had been pushing for and which Republicans had supported him in is the culmination of all that. Just shameful and embarrassing that the USA have been torn down into the gutter like this, with the Republican party actively aiding and abetting its downfall.


Trump and his lemmings and sycophants are reaping what they have sown. And the country is far, far worse for their presence.
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 pm

alfa164 wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
A view from the UK, it is just shameful, the current President just sitting on his hands. This has to be defused.
Some interesting pictures https://www.bbc.com/news/live/election-us-2020-55558355


Trump has now made a half-hearted statement, urging the rioters to go home - but continuing to claim the election was stolen. Hardly a forceful denunciation that would be expected were he to be a honorable man.

:checkmark: have to agree
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 pm

alfa164 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Crazy times Image
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The Vikings have come back to reclaim the country!

Maybe they should just try to win a football game first...

;)



That is not a viking, but a stupid American pretending to be a Bison
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 pm

art wrote:
Am I right in thinking that Mr Cruz and associates have dug their own political graves?

One can only hope. Ted Cruz already had the problem that while obviously intelligent, and a capable litigator, he is about as charming as a landmine, and unlike Trump, can't even be entertaining.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 pm

alfa164 wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
A view from the UK, it is just shameful, the current President just sitting on his hands. This has to be defused.
Some interesting pictures https://www.bbc.com/news/live/election-us-2020-55558355


Trump has now made a half-hearted statement, urging the rioters to go home - but continuing to claim the election was stolen. Hardly a forceful denunciation that would be expected were he to be a honorable man.


Indeed and Twitter just shut off comments and re Tweets with a disclaimer .


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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:35 pm

OA260 wrote:
Crazy times


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1) Is that some sort of Carnival costume?
2) Why is the guy on the right holding a cross in front of him? Jesus to the rescue?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:37 pm

This is what "stand back and standby" means.


Unironically the Alt-Right is now claiming that this was a false flag operation carried out by Antifa. :banghead:
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:37 pm

Probably will get worse before it gets better, such a shame for the American people.
Trump has done more damage to the country than any other President, awful place to be.
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:37 pm

Dieuwer wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Crazy times


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1) Is that some sort of Carnival costume?
2) Why is the guy on the right holding a cross in front of him? Jesus to the rescue?


The guy in the second pic is holding a gun and baton just looks like a cross at quick glance .
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:49 pm

Where are those peaceful MAGA protesters we were told so much about? They are all traitors all the way up to Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Lindsay Graham for enabling this to brew and encourage this for so long. They must be held accountable. We are slipping into a third world government, thanks to crack pot conspiracy theorists running the Republican party.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:50 pm

CBS is reporting that airline crews are being told to return to airport terminal from downtown hotels, for what ever reason.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:52 pm

CitizenJustin wrote:
Don’t these people have jobs? The average American doesn’t have time for this crap.


They are the average American now.

It’s good this has happened, no more hiding being weasel words and obtuse language. The republicans all have to own this. It’s their creation.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:52 pm

Police news conference on now . Curfew being brought in . Reports of protestors throwing chemicals over law enforcement .
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:53 pm

seb146 wrote:
We are slipping into a third world government, thanks to crack pot conspiracy theorists running the Republican party.

Not because of that. The USA is full of extremists and that will be it's downfall. Trump is a result, not the cause.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:54 pm

I wonder if all of the Republican anti-maskers are refusing a gas mask?
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:55 pm

Curfew at 6:00 . Police are assembling. Time for the protestors to leave.
 
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Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:56 pm

luckyone wrote:
art wrote:
Am I right in thinking that Mr Cruz and associates have dug their own political graves?

One can only hope. Ted Cruz already had the problem that while obviously intelligent, and a capable litigator, he is about as charming as a landmine, and unlike Trump, can't even be entertaining.


Cruz will run or attempt to run in 2024 but I don't think this will do anything to effect his chances. He really didn't have much chance before.

seb146 wrote:
Where are those peaceful MAGA protesters we were told so much about? They are all traitors all the way up to Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Lindsay Graham for enabling this to brew and encourage this for so long. They must be held accountable. We are slipping into a third world government, thanks to crack pot conspiracy theorists running the Republican party.


The government isn't slipping into anything you speak of. When Biden takes office he will have congress. It will be then where he will have to govern and congress will have to pass real legislation that helps this country. Your deciding vote in Joe Manchin has gone on record to say he will not support any radical partisan bills which means they will not pass. So instead of the talking points and name calling and hyperbole we will have to see the real thing from the democrats. Leadership. I sure hope we don't see the daily Trump attacks and culture war crap. There is no more excuses. It will be all out in the open to see. They have two years. Since if they revert back to the MSM tactics of attack and divide they risk losing a mid term election like 2010. Time will tell.
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