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    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    Have no doubt who was really leading the crowd into the Capitol ...

    Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini both also had a great enough number of followers to ensure that they would remain in power in their respective nations for as long as they did. I'm no fan of either of the US political parties, but El Donaldo™'s attempt to overturn the outcome of perfectly legitimate and by now triple-verified elections and his stonewalling of the handover of presidential power ─ although already announced and expected long in advance ─ should be seen as an attempt at a coup d'état.

    "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it."

    (G. Hegel)
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    Have no doubt who was really leading the crowd into the Capitol ...

    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini both also had a great enough number of followers to ensure that they would remain in power in their respective nations for as long as they did. I'm no fan of either of the US political parties, but El Donaldo™'s attempt to overturn the outcome of perfectly legitimate and by now triple-verified elections and his stonewalling of the handover of presidential power ─ although already announced and expected long in advance ─ should be seen as an attempt at a coup d'état.

    "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it."

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    I believe this opinion article today from a long time
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    Trump is responsible for this day of infamy in America: Goodwin

    By Michael Goodwin


    January 6, 2021 | 7:00pm | Updated


    "The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a man wise in many ways, observed that a “bullet has no friends once it leaves the gun.” If only President Trump had thought of that before setting in motion the disaster that befell the nation.

    The storming of the United States Capitol marks a new day of infamy in American history. It was a horrifying spectacle that makes us look like an ungovernable third world country to our friends and adversaries alike.

    The shocking scenes in and outside the Capitol complex were not displays of too-zealous patriotism. They were unpatriotic and unAmerican.

    No matter how upset the protestors were over the election, there can be no excuse for violence and forcible trespassing into government offices, including the House and Senate chambers. What started as a legitimate expression of widespread discontent devolved into a riotous mob that destroyed any credible grievance it had.

    First among the long list of casualties is Trump’s legacy. His accomplishments, the good he did and the people whose hopes and opportunities he lifted are now overshadowed by recklessness.

    He gave the hanging party the rope to use against him and spread glee among the Never Trumpers. This time, there is no defense of him. He owns this" ... More here
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    Before I forget Mr President ...



    Perhaps now we should consider your pardon?

    NOT !
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    The Incitor-and-Chief




    His apparent idea of transition.
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    And speaking of getting worked up ...


    "Going Clear"
    Writer Lawrence Wright Talks Scientology and Tom Cruise


    This clip is taken from the Joe Rogan Experience #1588
    with Lawrence Wright.
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0qb...SJe5d0yeFIZlqw
    Jan 5, 2021

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    A lame duck Donald ...
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    SEDITION!

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    you're on a roll today Gio ... so sweet .. wow.
    “But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity” - Herbert George Wells -

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    Scott Pelley reports on the Capitol Dome

    "How much can rise above"


    From the 60 Minutes archive:

    From 2013: It’s hard to imagine America without the Capitol Dome, but when you hear how it was created it becomes hard to imagine it exists at all.
    Jan 7, 2021

    12:26 minutes


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    And speaking of ...


    Nancy Pelosi: The 2021 60 Minutes interview


    Days after her own office was ransacked by Trump supporters, the speaker of the House talks to Lesley Stahl about what she experienced that day and more.
    Jan 10, 2021

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    Another kind of dangerous virus ...



    The Trumpandemic
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    Meanwhile ...

    Marco Rubio warns of Big Tech
    ‘monopoly power’ following
    Capitol riot censorship


    By Natalie O'Neill

    January 10, 2021



    Sen. Marco Rubio

    "The ban on President Trump and his allies by Big Tech companies following the US Capitol riot is part of an effort to silence right-wing voices by firms that have “monopoly power,” Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.) said Sunday.

    “We are now living in a country where four or five companies, unelected, unaccountable, have the monopoly power to decide, we’re gonna wipe people out, we’re going to erase them, from any digital platform, whether it’s selling things and the like,” Rubio, of Miami, said on FOX’s Sunday Morning Futures.

    “This is also an opportunity for [the left] to go and put pressure on social media companies to literally not just erase the president but erase everybody,” Rubio said.

    His comments came two days after Twitter booted Trump — along with allies former Gen. Mike Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell, who backed his claims that fraud led to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

    Facebook also permanently suspended Trump from the social media platform in what it called an effort to reduce politically fueled violence.

    On Saturday, Parler — a social media service popular with the right — was booted off Amazon’s web hosting service.

    But Rubio claimed social media companies are actually banning Trump and his supporters in order to get on the good side of powerful left-wing elected officials.

    “It’s also very cynical,” he said. ”Facebook, Twitter, these are not moral champions here. The reason why these guys are doing it is because Democrats are about to take power, and they view this as a way to get on their good side to avoid restrictions or any sort of laws being passed that hurt them.”

    Last year, Rubio cosponsored a bill that gives people the ability to sue tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter if they engage in selective censorship of political commentary."

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    Belfast Busking ...

    Oh Well

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    A celebration of life ...
    Laugh & Cry ...
    Worth the listen!


    The Pete & Sebastian Show

    Episode 441


    Pete deals with a huge loss.
    Jan 11, 2021

    1:03:48 minutes



    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZpo0BaMKCU

    Descriptive:
    The Pete & Sebastian Show Pete Correale & Sebastian Maniscalco Two A-list comedians, Pete Correale and Sebastian Maniscalco, get together once a week to create a comedy radio show with stories and comedy bits.
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    Hey, I've got Pete's shirt ...

    I had no idea ... that's sad and very real.
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