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Irvine511 01-09-2021 09:37 PM

This is long, but well worth it. Trump is a terrorist and should be held legally accountable table for what happened this week.


dabiggestu2fan 01-10-2021 09:36 AM

Lol trump is totally trying different user names on Twitter and I’m loving the fact that he keeps getting banned! I just love seeing trump lose over and over and over again! It brings so much joy! :)


LJT 01-10-2021 10:10 AM

Arnie's take on everything is pretty good....well cringed slightly when he got the sword from Conan out, but it was a nice message nonetheless.


dazzledbylight 01-10-2021 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by Irvine511 (Post 8353798)
This is long, but well worth it. Trump is a terrorist and should be held legally accountable table for what happened this week.


Read much of it last night through DU, have to finish it.
It's a break down of Trump's speech at his Weds "rally".

MrsSpringsteen 01-10-2021 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by dabiggestu2fan (Post 8353812)
Lol trump is totally trying different user names on Twitter and I’m loving the fact that he keeps getting banned! I just love seeing trump lose over and over and over again! It brings so much joy! :)


Has he tried lame duck obese turtle?

WH flag not even lowered for the Capitol police officer who died. Blue lives matter.

BEAL 01-10-2021 02:10 PM


Will wait for investigation but it really looks like it

MrsSpringsteen 01-10-2021 03:33 PM

Well isn't she special. Trump's relationship with her sure seems inappropriate.


JAN 08, 202112:17 PM

On Wednesday morning, Ginni Thomas—wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas—endorsed the rally in Washington demanding that Congress overturn the election. She then sent her “LOVE” to the demonstrators, who violently overtook the Capitol several hours later. Two days later, Thomas amended her post with the addendum: “[Note: written before violence in US Capitol].” By that point, five people involved in the insurrection, including a Capitol Police officer, had died.

Thomas, a conservative lobbyist and zealous supporter of Donald Trump, has fervently defended the president over the last four years. On her Facebook page, she frequently promotes baseless conspiracy theories about a “coup” against Trump led by Jewish philanthropist George Soros, a frequent target of anti-Semitic hate. Thomas draws many of these theories from fringe corners of the internet, including an anti-vax Facebook group that claimed Bill Gates would use the COVID vaccine to kill people. In recent months, she also amplified unsubstantiated corruption claims against Joe Biden while insisting, falsely, that the Obama administration illegally spied on Trump’s 2016 campaign, then tried to rig the election against him.

In turn, Trump has rewarded Thomas with an extraordinary amount of access to the Oval Office. Her advocacy group Groundswell got an audience with the president in early 2019. According to the New York Times, the meeting was arranged after Clarence and Ginni Thomas had dinner with the Trumps. (Clarence Thomas and Trump appear to be quite friendly: The justice took his clerks to meet with the president in the Oval Office at least once; Ginni attended as well.) At the White House, Groundswell’s members lobbied Trump against transgender service in the military, which he already prohibited in 2017. The ban took effect in 2019, around the time of Groundswell’s meeting, after the Supreme Court lifted lower court orders blocking it by a 5–4 vote. (Clarence Thomas did not recuse himself from the case; he has never recused from any case because of his wife’s lobbying activities.) The New York Times also reported that Ginni Thomas compiled lists of federal employees whom she deemed insufficiently loyal to the president. She sent her lists to Trump, urging him to fire the disloyal employees, though he seems to have largely ignored her. He has, however, stacked his administration with former Thomas clerks.

Throughout the 2020 campaign, Thomas remained active on Facebook, condemning Black Lives Matter, opposing COVID-19 shutdowns, and touting the “Walk Away” movement, which purports to spotlight Democrats who became Republicans under Trump. (At least two individuals featured in the “Walk Away” series, both Black, were actually models from royalty-free stock photos.) She also campaigned for Trump in person—and, according to the Intercept, spearheaded a dark-money operation to support the president. Cleta Mitchell, the Republican lawyer who participated in Trump’s shakedown of the Georgia secretary of state, led the project.

After Nov. 3, Thomas grew uncharacteristically quiet on Facebook; she did not share popular conspiracy theories about election fraud, perhaps because election challenges would inevitably come before her husband. She provided her clearest statement yet on Jan. 6, when she enthusiastically endorsed the D.C. rally designed to make Congress overturn the election result and give Trump a second term. There is no evidence that Thomas personally attended the rally, and her posts indicate that she watched the events on TV from another location.

Ginni Thomas’ activism on matters that come before her husband raises thorny ethical issues. Federal law requires justices to recuse themselves from any proceeding in which their “impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” It also compels justices to recuse if their spouse has “an interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome” of the case. In the coming months and years, Democrats will likely pressure Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from high-profile cases or to resign altogether. If Thomas steps down under Biden, progressives can restore a 5–4 divide on the Supreme Court, giving Chief Justice John Roberts control once again. Given Thomas’ staunch refusal to recuse thus far, though, there is little chance that he will take any steps to remediate his conflicts of interest, let alone retire during the presidency of a man he openly despises.

In all likelihood, Ginni Thomas will face no consequences for cheerleading a rally that sought to overturn an election, then laid siege to the Capitol in a failed insurrection. Her husband will ignore the controversy and continue to rule on cases that involve his wife’s lobbying efforts. We may never know how much influence a conspiracy theorist has on the highest court’s most conservative justice.

BEAL 01-10-2021 03:57 PM


All of the job losses were women. Crazy

LuckyNumber7 01-10-2021 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by BEAL (Post 8353825)

All of the job losses were women. Crazy

I really hate the way this is portrayed.

Men lost jobs too, they just gained more than they lost. Don’t stratify nets.

MrsSpringsteen 01-10-2021 06:14 PM

Another loss of life😞

Fox5 DC

WASHINGTON - A 15-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police has taken his life after responding to Wednesday's deadly riot in the halls of Congress.

Howard Liebengood was 51 years old.

It's the second life lost in four days for Capitol Police following the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, who suffered injuries during the Capitol riot.

Four other people, including an unarmed Trump supporter, died after Wednesday's storming of the Capitol during a congressional hearing certifying Joe Biden's election victory.

Sources say Liebengood was off-duty when he died Saturday.

"Every Capitol Police Officer puts the security of others before their own safety and Officer Liebengood was an example of the selfless service that is the hallmark of USCP," Capitol Police Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said in a statement. "This is a tragic day."

Liebengood joined the force in 2005 and was assigned to the Senate division.

He is the son of former Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Howard S. Liebengood.

MrsSpringsteen 01-10-2021 07:31 PM



Trump to award Bill Belichick the Medal of Freedom this week, amid House impeachment push.

The president is taking last-minute advantage of the powers of his office, even if his hold on it is slipping.

Headache in a Suitcase 01-10-2021 10:13 PM

Zip Tie guy has been found. He's ex special forces who is now part of a white nationalist militia.

jk jk jk he's a bartender at Kid Rock's chain restaurant and he stormed the Capitol with his mommy.


He also, uh, checked in on his Facebook page


U2girl 01-11-2021 03:55 AM

https://youtu.be/lhjRXO72v1s sickening...i hope all goes peacefully at the inauguration

phanan 01-11-2021 10:09 AM

A long thread, but so compelling.


Headache in a Suitcase 01-11-2021 10:18 AM

Because we can't be all Coup d'Dumb all the time...

Look it's Andrew Yang's chances of becoming mayor of new york...



gump 01-11-2021 10:45 AM

Imagine replacing our Cambridge-raised, car-loving, I'll-drive-from-Manhattan-to-Park-Slope-at-lunch-to-go-to-the-gym mayor with this guy.

Headache in a Suitcase 01-11-2021 10:54 AM

I know I don't live there anymore so mg opinion is moot... but I did have hope for Yang. But... whew... what a dumb thing to say.

Remember when saying something that's merely tone deaf was a terrible thing for a politician? Good times good times.

DaveC 01-11-2021 03:05 PM



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Headache in a Suitcase 01-11-2021 03:53 PM

I may be totally wrong... I often am... but things might be happening.

The Marine helicopters are hovering over the Naval Observatory. That's odd.

Two are normally only reserved for POTUS. And Pence would typically be driven.

Entirely possible it's just an extra security precaution in light of the increased threat.

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