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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    In the "state legislators at the Putsch" story continues... another CSGOPOTD admitted to being present at the capitol on 1/6 today...

    Kyle Biedermann, from the Texas state legislature
    . This would be the guy I've profiled for getting elected even though he's an alleged domestic abuser who unapologetically dressed as "Gay Hitler" for Halloween.

    And no, he's not apologizing for all the sedition right now. He's calling on Texas to become an independent country.
    Oh lord. One of THOSE...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4saken1 View Post
    Just curious.......this seems like typical Tea Party Left acting up here, but does anybody here have the impression that Democrats promised to get everyone $2,000 in addition to the $600 stimulus, or $2,000 total?

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    Looks like someone can't do basic math. $600 + $1400 = $2000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Looks like someone can't do basic math. $600 + $1400 = $2000
    Yeah, but people heard '2000 checks', and will think of it as a seperate thing from the paltry $600. They should just go ahead and do the 2k. $1400 is just the Dem caucus negotiatng with itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleMan View Post
    apparently Ivanka is very upset that her s**tbag father has torpedoed any political aspirations she had
    The only reason she had the perceived ability to do anything with them in the first place was because of who her dad was and what he meant to the party. She can be as mad as she wants, but what he giveth, he can taketh away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Yeah, but people heard '2000 checks', and will think of it as a seperate thing from the paltry $600. They should just go ahead and do the 2k. $1400 is just the Dem caucus negotiatng with itself.
    At this point, it is just a needlessly self-inflicted wound. They might as well give people the additional $600, make it clear they are working for the people, and move forward to something else for a while. Allowing people on the left to whine and cry about Biden and "centrists" isn't helpful, especially since you want to keep the party together to avoid getting hit hard in 2022.
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    On this date in 2015, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" ran a profile of Joe Read, a former member of the Montana House of Representatives who got into office by a mere 72 votes during the 2010 Tea Party Wave, and served one zany term in office with his goatee giving him the look of Mephistopheles himself. Read became infamous for submitting unconstitutional legislation repeatedly during that term, including separate bills to nullify the Affordable Care Act, environmental regulations, and went as far to produce one that not attempt to nullify federal firearms laws, but declare it a crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce them in Montana. Read's "over the line" moment came two months into his career, though, when he drew the attention of the Colbert Report by drafting legislation that would declare global warming not just a natural phenomenon that's totally not man made, but also declare that the phenomenon was "beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana". Joe Read's ideas were kooky enough that he decided to leave the GOP in the 2014 election cycle, attempting to find his way back into office as a member of the Constitution Party. He failed, and has now been out of office since early 2013.

    On this date in 2016, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” posted a profile of David Dewhurst, the former Lieutenant Governor of Texas who back in 2010 falsely claimed that Phoenix, Arizona has become second only to Mexico City in the rate of kidnapping and in 2014 while interviewed by Sean Hannity, and discussed illegal immigrants in hyperbolic, and demonizing terms, claiming one quarter of them had criminal records. Not long thereafter, Dewhurst was campaigning in public by claiming Muslim prayer rugs had been found along the U.S./Mexico border by law enforcement (which was a huge lie) to further stir up anti-immigrant fears. He also was a part of the Texas GOP's attempts to ban abortion in 2013 after the filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis, calling them, “An unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics, disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies.” He later would lie and accuse Davis of "doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization". David Dewhurst's politcal career is all but over now, as in his past two runoff election losses, he spent millions of dollars of his own personal fortune desperate to hold on and win against Tea Party challengers. And that's not even including the fact that while he ran against Dan Patrick, one of his top aides, Buddy Barfield got caught embezzling a couple of million dollars, himself (he's looking at a 7 year prison sentence).

    On this date in 2017, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profiled Mike Webb, a challenger in the GOP Primary for the U.S. House seat against Rep. Charles Hernick, because of his online presence, and apparent savvy in social media, the proof being that at one point, Webb had the fastest growing Facebook page of any Republican running in 2016. Fast forward five months from that report to April of 2016, and things didn’t look as promising, after Webb failed to file his FEC report on time… which he suspiciously blamed on a “targeted cyber-attack” whose origins or execution was never exactly explained. Webb began raving about online critics with user names like “GOP Establishment”, wished people on his Facebook page a “Happy 4/20” (because so many Republicans are fans of marijuana legalization) and could never produce evidence to prove any of the online harassment, criminal or otherwise. On May 7th, at the Virginia GOP convention, they named Charles Hernick their candidate for the general election on May 7th. Webb wasn’t giving up, though, and vowed he would still run for office as an Independent. Nine days later, Mike Webb made the news cycle by using all of his online savvy to have posted an image of his own computer where he showed a Google search of Curzon Staffing Agency in his district to call them out for, in his mind, “pranking him” with a job offer on his Facebook page. As DJ Khaled might say, Mike Webb “played himself”, and may have been playing with himself, too. Because the other tabs open on the screenshot on Mike Webb’s internet browser included two links separate pornographic videos. The screenshot was up for almost half a day before Webb took it down, and then tried explaining his inquiries into adult entertainment as an “empirical inquiry”, and promising that his political career was “far from over”. (Hint: It was pretty much over.)

    On this date in both 2018, as well as 2019, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” first profiled Texas State Senator Konni Burton, a Fundamentalist who was propped up and into office in the 2014 elections by over a million dollars of campaign donations and the support of that unlikable blight on the Lone Star State, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Every step of the way, Konni Burton’s voting record has shown her willing to go to extremes on abortion (more on that later). But just as one cannot live on bread alone, Burton is unable to spend all of her time on an insane quest to find a way around Roe v. Wade. Instead, her off-hours as a legislator have been spend demonizing the LGBTQ community, with perhaps her most alarming effort having been a bill she proposed in November of 2016 that would force teachers in school to “out” gay and transgendered students to their parents. She also interpreted the 2nd Amendment absolutely, and wanted to outlaw all abortion. Rest assured, that with her obsession with making LGBTQ citizens treated so poorly, Burton’s seat was strongly targeted by Democrats in 2018, and with the Blue Wave and Beto-Mania running wild that November, Democrat Beverly Powell managed to send this Fundamentalist twit packing.




    On this date in 2020, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled South Dakota State Senator Jeff Monroe, a chiropractic neurologist who has served on that body since first winning office back in 2012 by a whopping 35 votes in the GOP Primary against incumbent Tad Perry. He has not been given a primary challenge now since Perry attempted to avenge that loss in 2014, and when facing off against Democrats in 2014 and 2018 in the general election, Monroe has won comfortably by over an average of 20 points. One of the first bills Jeff Monroe submitted in the legislature was based on anti-vaccination paranoia, and wanted to allow South Dakota, one of the states with the most lax vaccination requirements, to make it even easier to allow parents to refuse to vaccinate their children, and leave them vulnerable to highly-preventable diseases.

    But it’s the bills that don’t pass that draw our interest to Monroe. Back in 2014, Jeff Monroe first made himself noteworthy by sponsoring SB 112, a bill aimed at prohibiting public schools from forbidding teachers from teaching intelligent design in classrooms. For those keeping track, the Supreme Court already ruled in 2005 that such a bill would be unconstitutional because it’s an obvious violation of the separation of church and state. When SB 112 died in committee because smarter folks acknowledged it would just result in South Dakota getting sued, losing, and paying a fortune in legal fees, Monroe did what you might expect… he submitted SB 114 the next year, a bill that aimed at doing exactly the same thing. The same thing happened. So he sponsored another one in 2016. And that died. So he submitted another one in 2017. He also submitted legislation to allow the questioning of actual scientific theories, like climate change or evolution. Monroe is, if nothing else, persistent(ly a fanatic).

    Of course, Monroe is also committed to anti-choice buffoonery, as in 2016, he submitted a “fetal pain bill” aimed at banning abortion at 20 weeks, and in 2019, he was still petitioning Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, based on the highly-doctored, fraudulent video produced by the Center for Medical Progress almost four years prior.

    Mercifully, we don’t have to keep an annual check in on Jeff Monroe, as he lost his seat in the 2020 GOP Primary, falling over 1,000 votes shy of making the cut. Apparently being anti-vaccination isn’t a good key issue at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarman View Post
    At this point, it is just a needlessly self-inflicted wound. They might as well give people the additional $600, make it clear they are working for the people, and move forward to something else for a while. Allowing people on the left to whine and cry about Biden and "centrists" isn't helpful, especially since you want to keep the party together to avoid getting hit hard in 2022.
    The Dems aren't "allowing" anything, they'd be doing that anyway that's why they're exploiting this to weaken the Dems further right after congress nearly got murdered. It's a game to these people. I agree the Dems need to do more to explain that they're fulfilling promises but that's just an uphill battle with the perpetually ignorant.

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    Capitol Police Intelligence Warned Of Insurrection Days In Advance: Report

    The U.S. Capitol Police intelligence unit was aware, days before last week’s insurrection, that a mob of Donald Trump’s supporters posed a serious threat to the Capitol building and everyone inside, a report obtained by The Washington Post on Friday shows.

    The 12-page, internal report was issued on Jan. 3, three days before the attack, and warned that the “sense of desperation and disappointment” among Trump supporters “may lead to more of an incentive to become violent. Unlike previous post-election protests, the targets of the pro-Trump supporters are not necessarily the counter-protesters as they were previously, but rather Congress itself is the target on the 6th.”

    It appears that the report was not widely shared with other law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, the Post reported, noting it could have alerted authorities to the high risk of a security breach at the Capitol.
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    As Trump backs down from his “Stop the Steal” hoax, the supporters he radicalized are vowing to carry on the fight without him. Just like the GOP found they were unable to control the monster they created in Trump, Dolt45 is learning that his own creation is out of control. But then, I doubt he cares one way or the other.

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    Mary Trump: My Uncle ‘Enjoyed Every Second’ Of Capitol Riot

    “He is a physical coward but he’s perfectly happy when other people commit violence on his behalf,” said Donald Trump’s niece.

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    Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military And Cops

    Many who stormed the Capitol appeared to employ tactics, body armor, and technology similar to the police they battled. This is worrisome on more levels than I can describe.

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    Republicans Seek To Distance Themselves From The Mob That Stormed The Capitol: Poll

    The share who say they approve of the siege has fallen since last week, a HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Too late, Republicans own that steaming pile of shit. Every. Last. Freaking. Turd.

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    Texas Realtor Who Went To D.C. Insurrection Sure Made It Easy For Feds To Identify Her

    “Y’all know who to hire for your realtor. Jenna Ryan for your realtor,” she said on video as she stormed the U.S. Capitol. The stupidity is strong with this one.
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    Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene announces plan to impeach Joe Biden

    https://www.9news.com.au/world/marjo...1-0e86707d40f9

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarman View Post
    At this point, it is just a needlessly self-inflicted wound. They might as well give people the additional $600, make it clear they are working for the people, and move forward to something else for a while. Allowing people on the left to whine and cry about Biden and "centrists" isn't helpful, especially since you want to keep the party together to avoid getting hit hard in 2022.
    Exactly. They just need to stop negotiating with themselves and do the $2000, take what Republicans they can get with it, and make it happen. There's no reason not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Looks like someone can't do basic math. $600 + $1400 = $2000
    If you are trying to come up with a way to justify not throwing John/Jane Public an extra six bills when Pelosi sandbagging getting them two grand probably got quite a few of them: evicted/without utilities?

    You need to seriously ask yourself if you are a part of the problem.

    Ain't even in moved in yet, and you are trying to nickel and dime regular folks.

    This is exactly why they don't trust you, and often won't vote for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene announces plan to impeach Joe Biden

    https://www.9news.com.au/world/marjo...1-0e86707d40f9
    Impeached for abuse of power, according to that harridan. Pretty good trick, considering Biden won’t assume said power until Wednesday. Nutbags like her have ZERO business in Congress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    If you are trying to come up with a way to justify not throwing John/Jane Public an extra six bills when Pelosi sandbagging getting them two grand probably got quite a few of them: evicted/without utilities?

    You need to seriously ask yourself if you are a part of the problem.

    Ain't even in moved in yet, and you are trying to nickel and dime regular folks.

    This is exactly why they don't trust you, and often won't vote for you.
    Many people ARE gullible enough to blame Democrats for what Republicans do/prevent from happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Impeached for abuse of power, according to that harridan. Pretty good trick, considering Biden won’t assume said power until Wednesday. Nutbags like her have ZERO business in Congress.
    she'll be lucky if Pelosi doesn't huck the gavel at her Mjolnir style for that foolishness

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    One problem with Marjorie Greene's statement is that if the currently radicalized GOP reps get the House Majority they would almost certainly move immediately to impeach Biden for no reason whatsoever, just to delegitimize him and strike back for the (completely just) double-impeachment of Trump.

    And the same can be expected of any Dem President in future.

    The GOP is so compromised that letting them into the WH and the House is a national security and constitutional disaster waiting to happen.

    And that means the Dems can't afford to be anything less than their best. And I am sorry, Biden's stimulus plan has some good stuff ($15 minimum wage, $10K student loan forgiveness, and economic investment) but if he can go that big he can scrap a few more shekels to make it $2k. Otherwise, he's just throwing stuff away to the right.

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