DubInMeath wrote: »
Don't think that will be the case. Your talking about people who have a particular world view, similar to thishttps://twitter.com/jdpoc/status/1350569607300583428?s=19
The whole commie thing is well before trump raised his fake tan head above the political parapet. Your talking decades of conditioning and the fact that people of a certain political/world view have a thing about blood lines and the purity of them.
Sure you could argue that they are suffering from a mental defect/illness or are just a bit thick, and some of them most certainly are, but others are not and are just scrotes.
The fact trump is off Twitter*, and won't be the president in a few days isn't going to change a thing for these people.
* One of his supporters on here has a thread open claiming/celebrating that the number of Twitter users is going down and people are moving to other apps like Telegram. So there is always a online platform that if he so wished trump could move to and start spouting stuff from, like he did as part of the birther movement when Obama was president.
Manic Moran wrote: »
Swings and roundabouts. After Trump won, in 2017/2018, Calexit started trending. All depends on if you think things are going your way at the time.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/24/calexit-plan-to-divorce-california-from-us-is-getting-a-second-chance.html
Not that the rest of the US would be happy to see either TX or CA go. Either would have a huge ramification on the political landscape of the rest of the country.
What.Now wrote: »
I might have presented my argument wrong. I don't believe one second that the problem goes away, indeed it will take decades-generations but and I might be wrong but I think the immediate issues will die down.
quokula wrote: »
Calexit only started trending on social media thanks to Russian bots, with the group having been founded by a guy based in Russia - as mentioned in the article you linked they did start collecting signatures, but their petition only got a tiny fraction of the signatures that would have been needed to take it forward, and it soon petered out. It was a complete non-entity in reality.
Rjd2 wrote: »
Thankfully that story is not as horrific as initially reported and he has somewhat apologised for it but obviously left it up for those sweet retweets.https://twitter.com/CarolLeonnig/status/1350566269519585280
StringerBell wrote: »
One of the sadder, but understandable things I've heard about the upcoming inauguration came from some former AD of the FBI, said they are going to have to have counterintelligence snipers pointing at their own troops on the day because they have no idea how many Trumper terrorist's have infiltrated the services, the national guard etc.
That's a pretty sad state of affairs for a country to be in.
ancapailldorcha wrote: »
Reminds me of reading that during World War 2, the NKVD had divisions whose sole purpose it was was to shoot Red Army soldiers who tried to run away.
I think it's a mark of how low the US has sunk that this sort of measure is necessary.
aloyisious wrote: »
The Pillow-man's visit yesterday to Trump was unusual in that there seems to have been a casual display by him of the document-content on his clipboard. I'd have thought any such document-contents would have been held more securely, FYEO papers.
aloyisious wrote: »
I'm not sure if this article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is linked to your Col Juarez. After another "Colonel", "Col Perez" AKA Troy Smocks, went on Parler making threats of taking over Washington on the 19th, the FBI viewed his YouTube videos. He had already been in Washington on the day before the attack on the Capitol. The FBI arrested him after he had booked a flight out of the U.S. There seems to be a few Colonels in Texas with Hispanic names allegedly backing Trumps belief of a robbed presidency.https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article248559960.html#storylink=mainstage_lead
With a judge [hammer time, bring on the insurrection Act and the military] and a preacher [Yahweh will bring a miracle, prepare for a military tribunal] backing Trump in Texas, his believers don't look to be going away soon.
prawnsambo wrote: »
There have been some stupid people involved in the riot/insurrection, but this one takes the biscuit. "Here's me doing an insurrection everyone"
pixelburp wrote: »
If Trump's attempts at illegality were best snarked as "stupid Watergate", surely the events in DC must be "stupid Kristellnacht". God help America if any insurrection were properly planned, but you almost feel sorry for these clowns. Almost. Throw the book at them, they can bleat prejudice all the way to the klink
Windmill100000 wrote: »
Was anything done differently regarding the vote count when Trump won? Why are the way votes are counted unreliable and open to fraud only when he loses?
Igotadose wrote: »
Because as he's been saying since he first ran for office in 2016, the only way he can lose is if his opponent cheats. Only way. No other reason. Ergo, if he wins, they're totally reliable. If he loses, the opponent cheated. He complained about this during the 2015 primary season when he lost to Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses.
spacecoyote wrote: »
One thing I'm struggling to get is the "what about the 74m" argument. Yes, it was a big turnout, but that was because of such a polarised election.
If Biden had been running against a standard Rep candidate, there's no way hes hitting 82m or whatever the final number is.
So you're actually alienating even more voters by leaning into trump. You'll still have Rep voters voting Rep, irrespective of candidate, but if you have a run of the mill Rep, you've likely a better chance of picking up the independents that pretty much all fell Bidens way
Overheal wrote: »
Pentagon declared nopesies to thathttps://www.mediaite.com/news/pentagon-confirms-military-will-not-hold-traditional-farewell-ceremony-for-trump/
The suckers and losers want nothing to do with him.
aloyisious wrote: »
I'm looking forward to see what sort of relationship there will be between Putin and Biden, compared to the one going out of business soon, to see if Putin makes any sort of public break with Trump and Co and/or there are likely to be revelations in the near distance of what was said in Trump's private meeting in the White House with Putin's ministers.
Water John wrote: »
What happens to Navalny, having returned to Russia today, and Biden's response will give an answer.
Tell me how wrote: »
I'm perplexed why Navalny didn't wait another week until Biden was President just to possibly temper Putin desires to act which he might feel more acceptable in these last few days.
Headshot wrote: »
Very worrying about Navalny, hopefully Biden does something about it help him