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42 People Now Face Federal Charges for the Capitol Riot

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The feds are doing just fine with the tools they have, thanks. So far, 42 defendants have been charged in federal court "related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021," according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Several had their initial appearances in court yesterday, January 14. You can find a full list of those arrested and the charges against them here—along with a reminder that law enforcement already has all the power and surveillance capability it needs.

Court filings released yesterday suggest that anyone who had his cellphone on while illegally entering the Capitol on January 6 could face criminal charges if identified.

An affidavit against Cleveland's Christine Priola—who was first identified through a photo posted to Twitter and is now charged with "Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority," and violent entry, disorderly conduct, and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds—notes under probable cause that "agents were able to recover device location data for January 6, 2021, at 4:23PM" from Priola's iPhone. 

"This data indicated that the device was utilizing a WiFi system located at GPS coordinates" that "correspond to a location just northeast of the U.S. Capitol building," Deputy U.S. Marshal David M. Kasulones wrote.

In Priola's case, the phone data seems to be backed up by photographic evidence, and was only accessed after Priola was otherwise identified as having been inside the Capitol building; it does not appear to be part of a location data dragnet by federal authorities.

That's good news. And as the DOJ continues to identify people and make arrests based on their many existing tools, we have all the more reason to reject calls for a ramping up of surveillance technology.

"In the days since the attack, the airwaves have been full of former law enforcement officials claiming that surveillance is the answer," notes Wired. "Even many who are normally critical of policing have jumped on the surveillance bandwagon in the desire to find justice."

But "we don't need a cutting-edge surveillance dragnet to find the perpetrators of this attack: They tracked themselves," writes Albert Fox Cahn. "They livestreamed their felonies from the halls of Congress, recording each crime in full HD."

And whatever facial recognition tech or other surveillance tools are approved in the wake of the Capitol attack will reach far beyond these particular circumstances, there for authorities to deploy against activists and dissidents of all types, any groups whose ideas those in (shifting) power find scary, sex workers, gun owners, and anyone engaged in harmless but disapproved-of activity.

The same goes for deploying new domestic terror laws or reviving sedition prosecutions.

"Last week's riot was an attempt to undermine the nation's democratic procedures. The response from some political elites is unwittingly trying to do the same through calls for unnecessary new terror laws," warns Branko Marcetic.

Meanwhile, "the history of sedition prosecutions is rife with injustices, and the precedent, once established, becomes a grotesque Frankenstein monster," writes David Beito.

Before the latest calls to use sedition laws against Capitol rioters, conservatives were crying sedition during summer protests against police abuses. Thankfully, "it's become very difficult in the United States to bring sedition charges because courts are all too aware of their record as dangerous weapons in the hands of insecure politicians," notes J.D. Tuccille. "If people horrified by the events of January 6 want to prevent a recurrence, they can best do so not by resorting to a disreputable legal weapon, but by convincing all sorts of Americans that their freedom and security can be maintained under the existing system."


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  3. So far, 42 defendants have been charged in federal court “related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C…”

    Ten times that and we’ll have something to celebrate.

    1. Talk about a “Reason Roundup…”

    2. Trump’s secret police strikes again!

      1. If only those people had done this at a federal courthouse, ENB would be against these arrests.

        1. Nothing like filling in other peoples’ thoughts and opinions where they have expressed none to prop up your narrative.

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          3. Lol. You got served yesterday with your prior quotes and ran away like a bitch the entire day.

            1. “Those were all Tulpa” – WK’s weak attempt at damage control

    3. They arresting the CNN employee who was embedded within the trespassing protesters?

      1. Are you unaware that Official Journalists have special rights under the 1st Amendment that plebs don’t enjoy? This is one of those.

        1. The Gregory Rule. I’ve heard of it.

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    7. Funny that even after antifa/blm has done over $2 billion in property damage, nobody seems interested in rounding them up. Seems like breaking the law in America is just fine for the right people– heck you don’t even hafta be rich to get off these days

  4. So now Reason is happy people are getting arrested?

    1. I would thin,k as a libertarian, that people who break laws against trespassing or mostly peaceful rioting should be prosecuted

      1. Agreed. But we should also be against shooting unarmed people. No blurb about that.

        1. Agreed. Maybe you know more than I do, all I know about the Ashli Babbitt shooting is she approached a window, police behind window allegedly gave a command to back away, she didn’t, and they shot her. I really don’t know enough to say if that was wrong, when you have hundreds of people arrayed against a few dozen police officers there is a major disparity of force factor.

          1. all I know about the Ashli Babbitt shooting is she approached a window, police behind window allegedly gave a command to back away, she didn’t, and they shot her. I really don’t know enough to say if that was wrong, when you have hundreds of people arrayed against a few dozen police officers there is a major disparity of force factor.

            By that logic, half of Portland should be six feet under by now.

            1. This shouldn’t be something you have to be told if you are older than a kindergartner, but two wrongs don’t make a right.

              Ashli Babbit was wrong to be forcefully and threateningly trespassing on the Capitol building, and any rioters who committed equivalent acts in Portland were wrong, too.

              1. “Ashli Babbit was wrong to be forcefully and threateningly trespassing”

                lol

              2. Right but she was shot dead and they weren’t. Which is what the post you just responded to was talking about, dipshit.

              3. “…threateningly trespassing…”

                I takes a TDS-addled lefty shit to spin like that and not get dizzy

              4. When exactly were they using live rounds in the Portland riots?

              5. You defended people setting fires chipper.

            2. Exactly. What a crock.

          2. I really don’t know enough to say if that was wrong, when you have hundreds of people arrayed against a few dozen police officers there is a major disparity of force factor.

            Puts in back pocket to pull out at most inopportune time.

            1. Honestly Diane I think that’s going to be my position on use of force questions nearly always. Shootings usually make the news cycle nearly instantly, facts are extremely murky, and people rush to immediate judgements. I haven’t read anything that makes it clear the Bobbitt shooting was clearly a clean shoot, or a bad shoot. Obviously it’s preferable if police don’t shoot people. But people saying “shot unarmed person” need to remember major differences in numbers change the calculus, even with firearms vs fists.

          1. And now you hate self-defense.

          2. If someone is hitting you with a skateboard, they are armed. And the other guy had a gun. Damn you really are retarded, aren’t you?

            1. Pretty sure that question was rhetorical.

              1. Surprised she hasn’t blamed Tulpa for such a stupid post yet.

          3. I realize you and DOL have to continually lie about what happened there because your lefty boos got clacked, but you could try being less blatant about it.

          4. No. He shot armed people. There were many bullets going off at the time including one believed to be at him in the video. They were also chasing and attacking him. The officers at the Capitol room that shot the woman.

            Why are you defending this shooting lefty shit?

          5. Oh, this is hilarious.

            Rittenhouse was seen wearing a T-shirt with the words, “Free as F***,” while flashing the “OK” sign — a gesture that has been co-opted by known white supremacist groups, the motion said.

            I wonder if 4chan ever could have anticipated that this meme would end up being taken as gospel by idiot journalists across the nation.

          6. I specifically remember WK saying he would consider the evidence before judging Rittenhouse.

            Didn’t this guy shoot some unarmed people?

            That didn’t last long.

          7. Remember when I called you out after you said you were always open to honest discourse? And I laughed at you because all you do is lie?

            This is why.

          8. So you admit Rittenhouse was self defense and totally acceptable? Good, glad that’s cleared up.

      2. No one has yet said they shouldn’t be punished, however, they shouldn’t be punished worse than others have for similar actions.

        1. Yes and most other rioters were released and charges dropped. will that happen here or is the nation of two laws. that said people should be prosecuted for the crimes committed like tresspass and vandalism nothing more. those who hurt police should be charged with assault and or murder where involved not for just being in the same building.

          1. I will say if they find evidence of planning to insurect instead of just protest then they should be charged to the fullest however I am leary to believe anything that the FBI comes up with. We have seen the FBI entrap many rubes in the past by actually providing them with materials and access.

            1. Obviously there was no plan beforehand, otherwise Trump couldn’t possibly have incited them. Not that that’s going to stop anybody from claiming both things are true – that there was a conspiracy to start a riot beforehand and that this act wouldn’t have occurred had Trump not urged the crowd to riot.

              1. It really is amazing how such blatant contradictions are handwaived away.

                The left is either retarded or evil.

      3. I remember another protestor who ignored an order to back away, actually blocked a police officer’s way, got knocked down. Refresh my memory, was he shot, arrested…oh no that’s right the officer was charged.

        Oh and as for trespassing, I thought the capital building was owned by the people of the United States so unless these people are foreign nationals don’t see how they could be trespassing. But it is good to see Reason finally using the word Riot.

        1. “don’t see how they could be trespassing”

          The Capitol building was full of legislators engaged in a controversial process, so the building was very reasonably off limits for security purposes.

          But, of course, you know that. And, of course, you know that President Trump and his rhetorical gang had spent several months whipping up that environment of controversy over what is normally a dull formality.

          1. “The Capitol building was full of legislators engaged in a controversial process, so the building was very reasonably off limits for security purposes.”

            Doesn’t follow, nor make it not public property.

            “Security purposes” says the bootlicker.

            1. “…The Capitol building was full of legislators engaged in a controversial process, so the building was very reasonably off limits for security purposes…”

              We wouldn’t want legislators to hear what a good portion of the population thinks, would we?
              Might interfere with them toeing the line.

          2. So the narrative that it was caused by Trump’s speech that day is officially over?

            1. No he thinks thats ALSO true lololl

          3. Sessions of Congress should be open to the public. They are literally our employees.

            Members of the public attending those sessions should be expected to remain orderly and refrain from assaulting anyone or breaking anything, or face criminal charges.

      4. “who break laws against trespassing”

        On taxpayer funded public property?

        No. That’s not libertarian at all.

    2. Well, they did make the Reason staff scared.

      1. Talk about setting a low bar…

    3. Look we are unabashedly using the “riot” word in this case.

      1. It’s a Reichstag riot!

        1. Fuck off.

          1. You mad!

          2. Stuff it up your ass and keep your TDS company, you steaming pile of lefty shit.

          3. Such language Dee!

            1. I pulled out multiple fainting couches for the victims of WKs violence.

              1. Luckily I’m already sitting on the couch!

          4. I thought you were done swearing after you apologized this week….?

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    2. They don’t call him Sleepy for nothing!

  6. Right-wing figures and websites, including VDARE, the Daily Stormer and Nick Fuentes, received generous donations from a bitcoin account linked to a French cryptocurrency exchange…

    Niche Vichy.

    1. “…On December 8, more than $500,000 worth of bitcoin was transferred from the donor account “to 22 different virtual wallets, most of them belonging to prominent right-wing organizations and personalities,” reports Yahoo! News…”

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      “Soros pumps more than $28 million into Democratic groups for 2020”
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    2. I hope they hang the fuckers – accepting donations from people is one of the most illegal acts you can commit.

  7. $15 min wage won’t help:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1350062754338660352.html

    The coming year will see Biden Democrats walking slowly through a vast field of small businesses exhausted by the battle with the coronavirus, shooting any who can still move. Big Tech will hold a pillow over the faces of those who cry out too loudly.
    The destruction of the independent American middle class is one of the highest policy goals of the hard Left. It is finally at hand, thanks to the coronavirus and its political aftershocks. A year ago, they could not have dreamed they would get such a perfect kill shot.
    A true middle class has economic interests that run counter to command economics, confiscatory taxation, centralized power, and other features of socialism. It also has the numbers to protect those interests at the ballot box. Of COURSE the Left hates it and wants to subdue it. …

  8. Eric Boehm breaks down President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 proposals.

    Win election. COVID panic no longer useful.

    1. Any panic is useful. They will certainly stoke more COVID fear to help implement the first 100 day agenda.

      1. Dr. Faust – I mean Fauci is already saying those with vaccines may still infect other people they come in contact with. Huh?

    2. Bidens covid 19 proposal was do what trump is doing and spend 1.9 trillion more to do it.

      Boehms article was utter shit.

      1. You could stop reading Reason articles. You could stop spending your time at a website you don’t like.

        1. You could stop crying.

          1. She can’t though.

        2. Lol. You and other leftists love censorship.

          I’m find pointing out the illogical nature of a group that claims to be libertarian. This rag is just another institution being corrupted by your side.

          But thanks for your opinion on what I should and shouldn’t do. I have no respect for you, so your opinion will be tossed in the garbage.

      2. Everything Trump is doing, but harder. With some cash thrown to the political allies, of course.

        1. Plus the state bailouts

  9. So ENB has gone full authoritarian cunt. Praising a police survalince state, and charges related to crimes. Seriously ENB leave reason and go to Vox or msnbc or a cave

    1. Why?
      This is Reason.
      And ENB is as she always was.

      1. Fuck off.

        1. He knows Nardz is right so he tantrums.

          1. The squawking bird learned a naughty word!

        2. What language! This is a family website ma’am. If you can’t push an intelligent argument without such language you should leave. Good day sir.

          BTW, the intelligent argument never applied to you anyways. Keep cursing. Lol.

        3. Poor baby – it must suck to be entirely certain of your intellect while being retarded, but we all have our own crosses to bear and that’s yours.

          Fear not though, you have a large heap of arrogance to help you through your stupidity, so relax. You’ll be back to making things up, being proven wrong, but being arrogant and stupid enough to ignore it all and continue to believe in your infallibility.

          Just like Tony.

    2. I read it as a valiant attempt to be critical of the surveillance state, but she can’t disguise her glee at it being wielded against Trump supporters. Sad.

      1. At the end she kind of claims sedition charges are bad but won’t say that in regards to impeachment.

        1. Perhaps because impeachment was not an unreasonable response to Trump organizing a rally on the day of the electoral college count, then whipping up an insurrectionist crowd into marching on the Capitol.

          1. Right but we’re talking about actually happened.

          2. Trump organizing a rally on the day of the electoral college count,

            That wasn’t Trump who organized it, it was a bunch of blue-collar workers and ex-military who did on Facebook. Trump just showed up in response to it.

          3. Oh so that is still the narrative.

            1. Well, actually it’s spelled “lie”, but WK is triggered if you get honest about his bullshit.

          4. Impeachment is based on incitement of an insurrection you retarded fuck. If she is waffling on making the Capitol incident based on insurrection then the articles of impeachment are false.

            Are you really this fucking retarded?

            1. WK and his fellow travelers can’t stand for the idea of people assembling at a time and location relevant to the nature of their protest against government actions being labeled as anything other than insurrectionists. If it can be characterized as a legitimate protest usurped by bad actors, it makes all the freeway blockers in Austin and the Courthouse besiegers in Portland look like mentally disturbed 8th graders smashing their X-box-2 because mom won’t buy them the X-box-X.

              If last week was a real protest, all the faux protests and looting stand revealed as completely unjustifiable.

              So last week wasn’t a real protest.

              It was a deadly riot planned in detail as a distraction for the insurgency to prevent the peaceful installation of the duly elected president assisted by traitors within the Republican party. Who also used the ensuing chaos to infect defenseless Democrats with COVID. And probably kicked puppies.

          5. insurrection > riot > demonstration > mostly peaceful protest > protest

    3. She must have a brown shirt fantasy.

      1. Poor thing doesn’t really have a color she looks good in.

    4. Wow, major lack of reading comprehension. ENB was arguing against increasing the surveillance state. Also, she can spell the word, surveillance, unlike you.

      1. Poor Dee. So angry these days. I would have thought you’d be in a better mood after Biden won.

        1. The biden cultists are very angry people.

      2. She was cheering on using the current survalince state and cheering vague charges. Neighter is libritarian.

  10. The Great Reset – we own nothing. Gates owns this. Thanks Zhou Biden.

    Bill Gates now owns 242,000 acres of farmland, making him America’s biggest private farmland owner, according to a new report
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/bill-gates-land-portfolio-biggest-private-farmland-owner-in-america-2021-1

    1. Go BLM and burn his land

      1. Fuck the Bureau of Land Management!

    2. You guys were saying to buy hard assets as an inflation hedge…

    3. I’m sure Mr. Gates and his lovely wife are using their farmland to grow crops to feed the less fortunate and distribute food freely to the nations that are under-served.
      You’ll have to accept the nanobots first so they can track you with the app.
      Or maybe he is creating his own branded, GMO crops whose pollen will be traceable to other farms crops, which he will then own too.

      1. probably just wants the agricultural subsidies and tax breaks

        1. Or the government subsidies

          1. Duh. AG subsidies. I must work for the department of redundancy department.

  11. We’re allowed to say this now that we don’t need to be punished for electing Republicans. Fuck you, Reason.

    COVID Lockdowns Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows
    https://www.newsweek.com/covid-lockdowns-have-no-clear-benefit-vs-other-voluntary-measures-international-study-shows-1561656

    1. In a related story, the sun is expected to rise in the east tomorrow.

      1. The sun pretty much always rises in the east.

        1. BOOM! You GOT HIM THERE! You clever Dick you.

        2. Pretty much? God you’re stupid.

          1. You are replying to Tulpa, who is posting as HAIRSPACEThe White Knight.

            1. No the fuck he isn’t you pathetic little Twat

            2. Poor Dee. Got caught being stupid and has to blame someone else.

              1. Ask him for the chemical notation for water.

              2. And you know I won’t let him forget it.

            3. So I checked in vi.

              There’s no hairspace there at beginning.

              White Knight is lying.

              1. “White Knight is lying.”

                As reliable as the sun rising in the east.

        3. Hey, Tulpa.

          1. Hey douche, own your posts you cowardly fuck, one look with a text editor can see you’re lying

            1. Sarcasmic like tactic. Lol.

      2. Glad to see you challenging the conventional wisdom. It’s just common sense that the Sun orbits the Earth, you can see the Sun rise in the morning, travel across the sky, and then set in the evening. I don’t know why so many people buy into the bullshit that the Earth orbits the Sun and have convinced themselves that it’s just Earth’s horizon dropping that creates the illusion of the Sun moving. Probably the same people who insist the Earth is spherical when you can just look out the window and see that the Earth is flat.

    2. Yeah, but the Newsweek propagandists pivoted to “some models” show millions (billions?) of lives saved by harsh lockdowns.

    3. Chicago’s dem authoritarian asshole of a mayor came put and said to reopen bars and restaurants yesterday.

      1. Well yea, the crisis of middle America having a voice is passed

      2. She got a look at the city’s tax revenues the last year.

        1. That’s what I was thinking. Both her and Cuomo got the memo on the disbursement from the Feds and it wasn’t quite the stimulus they expected for their loyalty. Time to rev up that revenue again. Too bad they crushed the joy of living along with the economy. It will take time to uncouple people from their angst.

  12. Young Americans for Liberty has fired Cliff Maloney from his role as president, amid a wave of allegations of sexual harassment from him and others within the organization.

    If there were sexual harassment allegations from women against him do you think those women would be fired? Hashtag: #DoubleStandard

  13. https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1350068398726803457

    A criminal indictment suggests the crazy conspiracy theories that left-wing activists incited the Capitol riot are true in at least one case.

    The indictment comes from that noted QAnon hotbed the FBI.

    1. Are they talking about Sullivan, who appears to have actually incited the riot? Funny thing is that Daily Fail was calling him a “BLM activist”–wonder if they saw his membership card?

    2. Fuck off. You and your right-wing buddies cannot disown the blood on your hands for this insurrection.

      1. What’s with lying about me spoofing you?

      2. Now the blood is on Ra’s hands? That’s truly amazing.

      3. “..this insurrection.”

        You misspelled “protest”, you steaming pile of lefty shit.

      4. Man. Biden cultists swear a shit ton.

  14. Dollar General is offering employees four hours’ worth of pay if they go get vaccinated for COVID-19.

    Before Biden ups the minimum wage and that four hours means some real money.

  15. “In a new Economist/YouGov poll, 35 percent of respondents view Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley unfavorably, just 17 percent view him favorably, and many hadn’t heard of him.”

    Yet New Jersey’s Phil Murphy, with the highest per capita COVID-19 death rate of any state, polls 70% favorable. Must be that magic(D).

    1. How many of those respondents were from Missouri? Because they are the only ones that count.

  16. NOOOOO!!!!!!! Accountability? NOOOOOO!!!!!

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/392150.php#392150

    Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have collectively seen $51.2 billion in combined market value wiped out over the last two trading sessions since they banned President Donald Trump from their platforms following the U.S. Capitol breach.

    And right now, lawyers are scanning prior declarations by Dorsey and Zuckerberg about their censorship policies, and planning shareholder suits due to big losses in stock price based on false claims made by Dorsey and Zuckerberg.

    Any stockholders who lost money, arguably due to reliance on their false representations, can sue the companies.

    1. The project Veritas video proves their intent is to curate and act as a publisher.

      1. Doesn’t matter. The magical section 230 superprecedent protects them from all other laws and regulations. It’s like the Uno reverse card of common law.

      2. There is nothing in the law, including Section 230, that says a social media site cannot act as a publisher.

        1. What’s with lying about me spoofing you?

          1. It is what he does.

        2. Idiot – publishers can be sued for things they publish, even when written by others.

          So when twitter, FB, et al curate, they are acting as publishers, but are still shielded from lawsuits normal publishers would face for all the content try allowed, due to Section 230.

    2. Good luck with their shareholders derivative lawsuits. Seriously. They aren’t easy to win normally, and I suspect they will be especially so in these cases.

    3. I wouldn’t make too much of this right now. Global megacorps tend to have these kinds of drops planned for, and from what I understand, their stock price isn’t all that much different from what it was last year.

  17. For those of you who missed the story last night, the first left-wing radical agent provocateur has been charged by the FBI for directing the riot.

    “A liberal activist from Utah was arrested on Thursday on federal charges that he took part in the riot at the Capitol last week.

    John Sullivan, 26, founder of a protest group called Insurgence USA, was charged in a criminal complaint with one felony count of interfering with law enforcement in connection with a civil disorder, as well as misdemeanor charges of unlawful entry and disorderly conduct.

    . . . .

    FBI Special Agent Matthew Foulger said in an affidavit supporting the criminal complaint that a series of statements Sullivan made on video encouraged the lawbreaking.

    Foulger said that as the crowd rushed the Capitol building, Sullivan declared: “We accomplished this shit. We did this together. Fuck yeah! We are all a part of this history,” and “Let’s burn this shit down.”

    The complaint alleges that as rioters sought to break the glass in a set of doors in the Capitol, Sullivan rushed forward and said he could help. “Hey guys, I have a knife. I have a knife. Let me up,” the activist allegedly said.“

    —-Politico

    He may the first far left activist to be charged for leading the riot, but I bet he won’t be the last.

      1. Glad to see you are still around Ken!

    1. He is from Utah… Therefore a right wing Nazi white supremacist. Don’t you even know how this game is played?

      1. I bet he’s Kar bestie

    2. Hopefully he’ll be eligible for the VP-Elect’s bail fund.

      1. Was he wearing a BLM T-shirt?

      2. It’s a tossup although I believe he was featured in an Uber commercial so he might have some coin.

    3. I was told this was a q anon conspiracy and if you suggested it you were a dishonest grifter by many of the usual useful idiots.

      1. In the aftermath of the Columbine massacre, we heard do many things in the news–almost all of which turned out to be false. The “trench coat mafia” was bullshit. The “jock” story was bullshit.

        https://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=7363898&page=1

        This is likely to turn out the same way.

        There are millions of people out there in the echo chamber, right now, who are convinced Trump said things he never said. If you showed them the text of the speech, they’d say it says things it doesn’t say, too.

      2. It shouldn’t have, but it amazed me that so many people were convinced Antifa had nothing to do with January 6th almost immediately. Even leaving aside that we should wait until everyone is identified, wtf did they think Antifa would be doing instead? It’s their MO to show up to other people’s protests and cause trouble.

        1. One guy. The only people you are convincing are people in your alt-right echo chamber.

          1. What’s with lying about me spoofing you?

            1. The only thing he’s capable of is lying.

              That and faux outrage and concern trolling.

            2. When telling people to fuck off becomes a Turret’s-like tic, it’s hard to remember who you have lashed out at. WK is broken.

          2. “…The only people you are convincing are people in your alt-right echo chamber.”

            ‘Convincing’ of the fact that there was at least one AP involved? ‘Convincing’ of the fact that Trump in no way ‘incited’ the protest?
            ‘Convincing’ of the fact that you’re full of shit?

          3. Wait, have you turned a corner on the subject? No one has seen his official notarized Antifa ID card yet!

        2. Yeah I’m sure it was just him. Damn you’re dumb.

    4. The alt-right crowd is really gonna latch onto this one left-wing guy being present, aren’t they. The deflection isn’t going to work. There are too many hours and hours of right-wingers video’ing themselves inside the Capitol building.

      1. It was a mostly peaceful protest that got out of control when radical left agitators started encouraging destruction.

        At least, that was your go-to line this past summer. Not really a shock you’re changing your tune now.

        1. It’s gonna be funny a month or so from now when she goes back to pretending she’s not a lefty.

      2. Until these facts, you would’ve labeled this guy a right-wing Trump supporter, yet here we are.

        So why don’t you just sit down, shut up, and wait for more facts to be disseminated before you make a fool of yourself yet again?

  18. …35 percent of respondents view Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley unfavorably, just 17 percent view him favorably, and many hadn’t heard of him.

    Unless that poll is of Missouri voters, I doubt he much cares. It is interesting, however, the bubble in which the Capitol Riots freakout lives.

    1. The outrage brigade will find something else to move onto, and Hawley will get right back to his act.

  19. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1350060292361879554

    Uber previously featured #BLM Capitol Hill riot suspect John Earle Sullivan in a commercial. He was arrested yesterday & charged with violent entry & disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds & more. Last summer, he was charged over a BLM-antifa riot in Utah where a person was shot.

    1. Where does this fucker actually reside? It sounds like he’s basically been paid to travel across the country to attend various protests.

      1. Antifa is just an idea. A well funded idea.

      2. I think he’s just a guy who wants to watch the world burn and will go wherever he thinks it will.

        OTOH, Tim Pool was joking that he’s probably an FBI plant, which isn’t a total stretch given that organizations history with protesters.

        1. OTOH, Tim Pool was joking that he’s probably an FBI plant, which isn’t a total stretch given that organizations history with protesters.

          That this joke might actually have some substance to it, or that he could even have been incited by FBI agents himself (look how many “potential terrorists” were simply honey-potted by the FBI in the 2000s) and signal-boosted by their media allies, shows how crazy things have gotten in The Current Year.

  20. https://twitter.com/lisaabramowicz1/status/1350044565814829056

    China is the world’s only major economy that avoided a contraction last year, boosting its share of the global economy at the fastest pace this century.

    1. Don’t forget they gobbled up Hong Kong without a peep.

      And got a much friendlier president in the WH.

      Quite a banner year for the CCP.

      1. You mean, the CCP analysed western nations, found all their weakness, and then used them for subversion?
        No way it is possible.

  21. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.) is promising to meddle more with federal antitrust law (conveniently, just as her book on the subject is being released).

    I don’t know, something about her book being stapled together or something? You figure out a joke here.

    1. Something something salad

  22. Hey, a lie that lead to violence

    https://twitter.com/JerylBier/status/1349842363032731657

    January 5th:
    @NYTimes
    :

    “Ben Crump, a lawyer for Mr. Blake’s family, denied that Mr. Blake had been carrying a knife…”

    Jacob Blake admitted on
    @GMA
    today that he was carrying an *open knife*.

    So has
    @AttorneyCrump
    been asked about his statement?

    1. Crump showing up is like Allred showing up. You know what kind of case it is going to be at that point.

    2. People rioters over his shooting. People blame the victim in the Capitol shooting. Clown world.

      1. She was forcefully breaking into the Capitol building.

        1. What’s with lying about me spoofing you?

        2. Unarmed. Trespassing and damage. Truly a death sentence.

          Blake? Sexual assault, resisting arrest, armed, possible kidnapping, child endangerment fleeing of cops with kids… saint.

          Do you understand the comparison shit eater?

        3. “…forcefully breaking into…”

          It takes a TDS-addled lefty shit to spin that much and not get dizzy.

        4. Last I checked B&E and trespassing doesn’t warrant the death penalty.

    3. “Jacob Blake admitted on @GMA today that he was carrying an *open knife*.”

      Told. You. Guarantee this was known that day, yet was kept quiet deliberately. Your political leaders in Wisconsin, and Kenosha specifically, wanted a riot. They got one.

      Those leaders helped their cities get burned, to foster an atmosphere where Donald Trump could be removed. And it worked.

      1. Yup, probably true. And Kyle was hoping he’d get a chance to shoot some liberals.

        Two asshole political factions don’t make any good guys.

        1. And Kyle was hoping he’d get a chance to shoot some liberals.

          No, that was Garrett Foster bragging about his intentions on video.

          1. Haha, Dee looks stupid again! This is gonna be one of those days that Dee can’t stop herself and let’s us laugh at her all day long.

            Hey Dee, can you read his mind, dumbfuck?

        2. Remember when you said wisconsin law disallowed under 18 to carry because you heard it on the news and tripled down after I posted the actual law? Good times.

        3. https://reason.com/2021/01/15/42-people-now-face-federal-charges-for-capitol-riots/#comment-8704941

          It only took you a few minutes for you to be a complete fucking hypocrite, Dee.

  23. Parler is now trying to force Amazon to host its content.

    If only Parler’s content was a gay wedding cake.

    1. Parler is suing to get Amazon to honor it’s contracts. I guess contracts aren’t a libertarian principle anymore and that making someone who took your money honor their side of the bargain is forcing them to host content.

      1. The Amazon-Parler contract has a clause relating to hosting violent content.

        1. And requires warning and 30 days notice.

          1. Which is why they only “suspended” the account.

            That was the lol moment. Holy crap! Lawyers will do and say anything.

            And the fact that it has taken a week rendes the entire thing moot anyway.

            So it is all just posturing for the breach of contract lawsuit to come.

            1. Yes, it shows that AWS lawyers suspect that Parler has a valid case that AWS will lose.

          2. I don’t disbelieve you, but can you link to a source. I have been wanting to see the actual terms of the contract.

            1. You can look at parlers filing dumbshit.

                1. And by cite, do you have anything to back up that Dee is actually capable of that?

                  1. Hahaha

        2. Clauses arbitrarily enforced by a company are often considered non applicable due to arbitrary enforcement .

      2. To date, every single lawsuit against big tech over contract violations has been tossed citing section 230 protections. ENB is just taking the opinion of current jurisprudence on section 230.

        1. Yeah, I know it is one of the things that the pro 230 memory hole. Note I am not saying we need to eliminate 230 but it should only be narrowly interpreted.

          1. True irony: A law created to protect platforms from what other people post on it, is being used to justify breaking a contract with a platform…because of what people posted on it.

            1. It is odd.

      3. I don’t know the details of their contract, and I bet you don’t, either. But, yes, you are correct that the two parties had a contract so that should govern whether Amazon has to host Parler or not.

        Amazon claims that Parler violated terms in the contract requiring them to at least make an attempt to moderate certain types of content. Parler doesn’t even seem to be asking for an injunction based on terms of the contract, but instead arguing that they will lose business.

        1. And if Amazon arbitrary enforces contracts among various companies their contract becomes moot

        2. Fuck off and die, faggot (as in fascist, not necessarily homosexual)

          1. Dee definitely has a crush on ENB…

        3. I’ve seen the breakdown of the lawsuit and filings and can infer what the contract says.

          AWS is required to notify Parler if a material breach occurs and give them 30 days to fix it before termination (this did not occur. They had close to 30 *hours* notice).

          AWS was not able to provide proof in their counter filing that such notice was given. Instead, they called it a ‘suspension’ which the contract does allow.

          Parler is counter to the counter filing points out that a suspension is supposed to be temporary and AWS had told them that there was nothing which could be done to lift the suspension. They are claiming that a permanent suspension = termination and that the way the termination was conducted violates the contract.

          In this lawsuit, all Parler is asking is that AWS restore service under the terms of the contract. Presumably, AWS can keep trying to give notice of breaches that Parler has to fix after that.

          The larger lawsuit is both about contract violation but also alleges a violation of the Sherman Act because Twitter has a multi-year, multi-million contract with AWS. Proving it would require discovery so I expect that part to be settled.

          Under objective standards, this appears to be a clear case of contract violation. Since it is the Washington court system – RIP Parler.

  24. Parler is now trying to force Amazon to host its content.

    Spin. Spin. Spin.

    Alternate take: Parler is now trying to force Amazon to abide by its hosting agreement.

    Neutral take: Parler lawsuit over Amazon’s revocation of its contract continues.

    So yeah, ENB. Your bias is obvious. And your non-libertarian take on speech is disgusting.

    1. Coordination to take down a Twitter/FB content competitor. This actually is a legal issue.

      Fuck off Reason.

    2. Yeah, the purpose of contract law and the civil courts is to protect our rights. Parler suing to protect its contractual rights isn’t a good example of the coercive power of government being inflicted on the unwilling. If you don’t want to be sued for breaching the terms of your contract with Parler, the way to avoid that is to avoid breaching the terms of the contract. Pretending that Parler is doing something unlibertarian or uncapitalist by suing to protect their rights is getting it completely backwards.

      It’s making a mockery of libertarianism.

      1. And it hurts the people who want to keep 230 in place. It turns people away from supporting 230. Piss people off and you end up with bad laws. Especially if they think they are being ignored. Them they demand the government do something.

      2. Reason is not libertarian.

        1. Fuck off. Yes, they are. You wouldn’t know libertarianism if it bit you on the ass.

          1. Says the lefty shit.

          2. Being a dishonest hypocrite is not part of libertarianism.

          3. Reason used to be libertarian, but no more.

      3. Best case Parler gets some money from Amazon over this, the ruling clearly won’t force AWS to host Parler (nor should it, AWS owns their servers, they’re private property).

        Enforce contracts? Yes.
        Force others to host your content? No.

        1. Um….if the contract is enforced Amazon will have to host Parler.

          It’s not really “forcing” them as they signed a contract willingly, but whether it’s private property doesn’t matter as the contract was to have access to that property under certain conditions.

          Assuming Parler met those conditions Amazon cannot unilaterally decide to terminate the contract.

  25. So parler was started by a bunch of libertarians, and ENB doesn’t like parler, therefore…

    1. Well, we know her opinion of Ron Paul, so…

      1. She wants to make him a sandwhich?

    2. Cite for “Parler was started by a bunch of libertarians”?

      1. Cite that Reason is libertarian?

    3. Gonna need some evidence on that one because they sure don’t seem libertarian to me, they’re banning all sorts of speech themselves. Just like Gab does.

      True free speech on another’s platform is basically non-existent, even jannies on 4chan prune shit constantly. You can host your own content on your own domain, on your own server(s) though. And I suggest people start doing that a lot more often, the internet was way cooler when it was decentralized.

      1. Sadly, I dumped my gifsforum.com some years ago.

  26. Why everyone keeps talking about sea shanties.

    Cultural appropriation?

  27. Trump’s bad tech policy ideas are spreading to Poland.

    You know who else spread things to Poland?

    1. Grand Vizier Kara Mustafa Pasha?

    2. Lithuanians?

    3. Screen door on a submarine? Circular firing squad?

    4. Polka musicians and sausage vendors?

  28. Turns out DC mayor turned down extra security for Jan 6th.

    1. I am making 10,000 Dollars at home own laptop .Just do work online 2 to 4 hour proparly . Check it out whaat I do _-https://bit.ly/38QGu3T

    2. Wouldn’t have been such a show.

  29. If there are still any people out there who imagine that the Democrats won’t pack the Supreme Court, pass the Green New Deal, come after our gun rights like never before, or pack the senate and the electoral college with new states–because that would be too radical–someone at Reason might point out that the House has already introduced a bill to make DC a state.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/51/cosponsors?

    The bill has 205 cosponsors–all of them Democrats.

    1. I am making 10,000 Dollars at home own laptop .Just do work online 2 to 4 hour proparly . Check it out whaat I do _- https://bit.ly/3oR3WTZ

    2. Wait until Socialism is ruled to be a Constitutional right (either explicitly or in pieces – healthcare, education, etc) so we can’t vote against it. Wait until the First Amendment doesn’t cover speech that would deny Constitutional rights. Wait until your Senator or Representative is put in jail for contempt of court for voting against Socialism.

      Wait until Corporations don’t have 1A rights because they aren’t people, therefore they don’t have property rights because they aren’t people. You can keep your Exxon stock, it will just be worthless.

      Fuck you, Reason.

      1. You could stop frequenting Reason, you know. Fuck off.

        1. Damn, White Knight really is an appropriate moniker, considering they seem to be quite tolerant of being criticized. Standing up for them might give you a dopamine rush, but I doubt they really give a crap about your efforts.

        2. How many days before you pretend this is a mistake, apologize, and ask to be friends?

        3. You could fuck off and die, you know.

        4. You could go play in traffic.

        5. Or you could stop playing censorship authoritarian by acting as if you have the credibility to tell people here who should or should not post comments.

          I know all your new fascist friends in government, big tech, and elsewhere (for example Tony) make it hard for you to resist, but if try really, really hard, maybe in several years you’ll learn what it’s like being a principled libertarian.

    3. I am shocked, shocked.

      Elect fascists, get fascism.

    4. 205 elected members who never read the constitution. Nor a book.

      1. It may be easier to pack the Court after they get a ruling they don’t like, and a ruling against letting the people of DC have representation in government might do just the trick.

      2. Maybe a Trump fanboy shouldn’t throw stones about people who have never read a book.

        1. Awww. Chipper has hurt feelings. Remember how you said you never got in the shit with people when that’s all you do? Lol. God damn man. What a sanctimonious lefty shit you are.

        2. Maybe you should own your posts when you fuck up like you did with water lolol

        3. Maybe an uneducated pile of lefty shit who doesn’t know the chemical notation for water should STFU.

        4. lol – you know most people here wouldn’t count the Curious George series as “reading books”, so be careful because you’re throwing stones from a glass house which is already damaged..,.

  30. “Parler is now trying to force Amazon to host its content.”

    I look forward to hearing how this is totally different than forcing someone to bake you a cake and that Amazon should totally be forced by the government to associate with a customer they want nothing to do with

    1. Major difference; an actual contract.

      1. Plus intersectional oppression social justice scores.

        1. Bad command or file name

      2. They’re allowed to terminate the contract for certain reasons and often in contracts, they can terminate simply because “we feel like it” (this is a good thing, this helps enforce private property rights), the question is what, if any, monetary damage is Amazon responsible for based on the wrongful early termination of Parler’s services (I’d say clearly some).

        Surely you don’t imply entering into a contract means you are forced to do business with them ad infinitum?

        As someone who manages cloud and physical infrastructure for a living for over 20 years (so before cloud), I can tell you every provider I’ve ever used has a lot of methods for your termination because bad actors are plentiful in this space.

        Meaning, they don’t have to keep you as a customer if they don’t like what you’re doing, and that’s fine because there’s a sea of competition out there, and its their private property (well, kinda, we have too many laws protecting special classes but that’s a other conversation).

    2. Stop being a fool for leftist bad faith arguments. In America, you have anti trust laws and the civil right act.
      The reasons the baker were allowed not to bake is because they could prove that this does not make the gay couple unable to have another bakery doing it for them.
      If you still want to advocate for private company SHOULD being able to do whatever they want, at least don’t be the leftist good libertarian doggy.
      Take them to their words and make them to acknowledge that they agree with total freedom of association !

  31. So I’m confused. Questioning or seeking to change the results of an election is sedition… yet Cori Bush continues to try to remove duly elected members over their speech. Is that not overturning an election?

    Now democrats are asking the FBI to investigate opposing members over claims of aiding the rioters with no evidence offered.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-inaugural-rehearsal-rescheduled-amtrak-trip-canceled-over-security-concerns-report

    Is this sedition? These claims are inflammatory after all.

    1. “”These claims are inflammatory after all.””

      Yep. Of the people charged, no one has been charged with sedition or insurrection.

  32. Happy birthday Wikipedia. The source of ignorant leftists everywhere. Your founder thinks you aged into a biased piece of shit controlled by unelected moderators and curators who demonstrate extreme bias.

    https://larrysanger.org/2020/05/wikipedia-is-badly-biased/

    1. Happy birthday to the site so unreliable that no academic institution anywhere will allow it to be cited as a source. Yet still more reliable than ‘unnamed sources’ cited by the NYT and WaPo.

      1. Academic institutions don’t generally allow any encyclopedia to be used as a source if I recall correctly. Wikipedia is certainly biased, but I still find it quite useful for uncontroversial subjects like math and “hard” sort of science stuff. It’s not a definitive reference, but often a decent place to start.

        1. It has definitely gotten better.

        2. Correct. I’m finishing my PhD in a biological science and I would never use Wikipedia as a source in my bibliography. What I often do however, is use Wikipedia for summaries on things I don’t know about, then either follow up on the article citations or search the university library database for the original source.

        3. I use it as a bibliography for subjects; you can find links to original sources quite often.

    2. Maybe a guy who tries to sound like he knows all about statistics by citing “Brenfords Law” shouldn’t throw stones about ignorant people grabbing inaccurate information off the web.

      1. You fucked up water bro

        1. Lol. She’s so fucking dumb.

      2. Lol chipper. Still a failure at life and don’t understand the numerous statisticians put there who have pointed to issues of the election.

        Be a good little statist like you are.

        God damn you’re a clown.

      3. “…about ignorant people grabbing inaccurate information off the web.”

        Is that where you got that HO2 shit, asshole?

  33. By the way… where was the roundup on all the rioters being arrested and charged?

    1. Wait… meant the blm ones. They are fine with charges against the right.

    2. You mean the fiery but peaceful protesters? You must have missed the weeks of shrieking over Trump’s secret police.

  34. “Parler is now trying to force Amazon to host its content.”

    “Parler said Amazon had no contractual right to pull the plug and did so in a politically motivated bid to benefit Twitter Inc , a larger Amazon client that Parler said did not censor violent content targeting conservatives.”

    Maybe Parler is trying to force Amazon to honor its contractual obligations. Parroting Amazon’s position as if it was indisputably true is biased reporting.

    1. They are a silicon valley company. We ignore contractual obligations for them at this site.

      1. There isn’t any Silicon Valley company involved here. Amazon is in Seattle, and Parler is in Las Vegas.

        1. AWS has servers in SV you fucking retard

        2. SV and greater King county might as well be synonymous. They share much of the same culture, mentality, and people.

  35. https://twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1350087240907677700

    Remember in 2008 when Donald Trump said GW Bush should be impeached for lying about WMDs and leading us into Iraq War?

    Remember in 2016 when Trump directly confronted Jeb! about the war, calling it a disaster?

    You know who remembers? Liz Cheney remembers

    1. Liz Cheney believes people on Wyoming wanted this? Isn’t her job supposed to be representing the will of her constituents?

      1. Her job is to exercise her judgement on their behalf. Let her deal with the consequences.

        I’m tired of this participatory democracy bullshit. Congressmen can no more divine the will of their constituents than I can divine that of God.

        Side note: is it possible to be both anti-populist and anti-elitist? That’s about where I’m at nowadays.

        1. Yes. Individualist.

          1. But what he posted isn’t anti-elitist. If he says she doesn’t have to acknowledge the will of her constituents, then the alternative is elitism. And since when did representative democracy become populism?

            1. Well, she doesn’t, legally or constitutionally have to acknowledge the will of her constituents. I’m not sure it’s even a sensible thing to talk about. The voters, even if you are only talking about the ones who voted for a particular candidate, have all kinds of conflicting values and policy preferences. So a representative will inevitably, at best, represent the will of some voters and go against that of others.

        2. No, she is elected to represent her district. And she can get a feeling, by what her constituents are telling her in emails and phone calls. We don’t elect leaders we elect representatives that work for us. And your take isn’t anti-elitist, it is full on elitism. Because you basically just said she doesn’t have to listen to the will of the people she is elected to represent. That is elitism.

          1. We don’t elect leaders we elect representatives that work for us.
            I want that to be true, but I’m not convinced that it is an accurate description of the world we live in.

            1. I don’t even think the majority of Americans want it to be true anymore.

          2. No, I said she has to deal with the repercussions. Going against your better judgement because “I think the people want it” is spineless. Do what’s right and convince your constituents in a year and a half that it was. That’s the job.

            1. And if you can’t convince them it was right, bribe them.

        3. Are you really saying representative democracy, which has been the foundation of this country for 200 years, is populism? And the phrase they work for us, goes back to the passage of the constitution. It isn’t a new concept.

          1. I’m saying we need more deliberative representative democracy. The populist waves pull us towards participatory democracy, which is counter to the way the country was set up and logically concludes in dueling periods of mob violence.

        4. Three points.

          1) Because she has a right to exercise her conscience doesn’t mean she shouldn’t suffer the consequences for doing so.

          2) She probably won’t be elected in Wyoming after this whether she should be or not. Wyoming went 70% for Trump in the 2020 election to Biden’s 26%. I believe she’s the ONLY representative for all of Wyoming.

          3) This has nothing to do with her conscience. She’s lashing out at President Trump for daring to defy and reverse her father’s defense policies and goals.

          Conclusion: She just committed political suicide–just like Justin Amash–without realizing it. You vote to disregard your own constituents’ desires without paying a price for it at the polls. The only thing she’s known for now is supporting endless wars and voting to impeach President Trump. Her future as a representative, senator, or village dog catcher is probably shot. Hope she enjoys her “conscience”. That’s all she’s got left.

          1. “The only thing she’s known for now is supporting endless wars and voting to impeach President Trump. Her future as a representative, senator, or village dog catcher is probably shot. Hope she enjoys her “conscience”. That’s all she’s got left.”

            Move to D.C. I’m sure an Imperial position for her can be found.

            If they really want to pull a Clown World trick, have her win a write-in campaign like Murkowski did. Or cheat the GOP primary.

            1. Move to D.C. I’m sure an Imperial position for her can be found.

              I’m sure the swamp creatures at the Lincoln Project would be happy to take her on. Their political vision–love of endless wars and hatred of Trump–appear to be perfectly aligned.

          2. And calling for her to acknowledge the will of her constituents isn’t calling for participatory democracy. It is calling for representative democracy. Part of the problem today is those elected get to DC and ignore their constituents until it’s an election year.

            1. Yeah, some things are outside the proper purview of democracy, with our First Amendment rights being a great example. That’s why the First Amendment begins with, “Congress shall make no law . . . “.

              Deciding to impeach a duly elected president a few weeks after 70% of your constituency voted for him–because of a speech in which he’s alleged to have said things he never said?

              If I’m in her situation, my conscience is telling me to represent the people I was voted in to represent–not to inflict my personal feelings in place of what my voters clearly want on this one issue.

              It’s not as if President Trump were about to actually be removed from office through impeachment anyway. He’s leaving on January 20 whether he’s impeached or not. She just had an opportunity to thumb her nose at someone she hates, and she decided to indulge that rather than represent her constituents.

              That’s not about voting her “conscience”.

          3. I’m sure many sweet gigs at liberal media channels will be what follows.

            1. As the ‘conservative’ representative.

              She’ll be fine. Might even win re-election, if the goal is to shove a “five lights” moment at the public.

          4. Optimistically, this whole episode leads to Congress discovering the jar in the White House in which their forebears stashed their collective balls. If that’s the result then whatever idiotic motivation Cheney has for pushing the process along is besides the point.

        5. Her job is to exercise her judgement on their behalf. Let her deal with the consequences.

          Honestly, the odds of her getting primaried now are quite considerable. She’s a legacy politician with no apparent accomplishments to her name other than being Dick Cheney’s daughter.

          She should talk to Eric Cantor about what happens to Republicans who thumb their nose at the party base.

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  37. https://twitter.com/KyleKashuv/status/1349756666254921729

    Would be a shame if this video of leftists destroying DC during Trump’s 2017 inauguration went viral

    1. They’d be passed off a GOP instigators disguised as leftists.

    2. That was bad, but you are deflecting from your alt-right insurrectionist buddies forcefully breaking into the Capitol building, killing a police officer, carrying bombs and weapons and zip cuffs for taking hostages.

      1. And you lied about me spoofing you

      2. Lol. The bitch who cries whataboutism every thread. Fucking hilarious.

        1. Seems like whataboutisms should be changed to whatifisms with some of this narrative.

        2. If it weren’t for double standards he’d have no standards at all.

      3. Bimbs were outside the Capitol building sweetie. Why lie?

        https://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news/national/capitol-riots/washington-dc-pipe-bombs-and-cooler-of-molotov-cocktails/65-d3fe68e9-0b79-4882-95ed-070da6abf2ee

        Officer died of a stroke 2 days later. Doctors have not actually said it was caused by bruising.

        But you’re a good statist who never questions your DNC elites.

  38. https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1349897084103757825

    Arrested for Capitol riot:

    • BLM rioter John Sullivan (supported Antifa and called for “revolution”) — agitated, part of action that led to Ashli Babbitt’s killing
    • Registered Democrat Aaron Mostofsky (Son of Democrat Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge) — Stole Fed. property

    1. You are really trying hard to get mileage out of the one liberal arrested during the insurrection.

      And the second one is even a bigger stretch. He was the *son* of a liberal. His own personal politics were right-wing.

      1. Hey, that guy agitated the crowd into further violence at the Capitol, why aren’t you advocating for sedition charges for him?

        Personal politics shouldn’t matter, right?

        1. Dee’s a lefty hypocrite.

  39. $15 minimum wage. Gotta make sure those small businesses will never come back.

    1. keep the young perpetually unemployed and driven to go to college where they can become reliable indentured servents to the democratic party.

      1. Doesn’t seem to be working as college enrollment continues to decrease year after year.

  40. Impeach!!

    https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1349801130080034821
    Scientists discover new bat species in Africa with bright orange body

    1. Traditional Chinese cook: “Good for soup.”

  41. https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1349514741358669824

    The fact that Silicon Valley overwhelmingly supports the Dem Party, and the Dem Party is now about to be responsible for regulating (or not regulating) these tech giants, makes it chilling when the demands for censorship from Dem politicians are honored.

  42. https://reason.com/2021/01/15/42-people-now-face-federal-charges-for-capitol-riots/#comment-8704637

    BREAKING: Florida Man’s Reign Comes To An End

    GAINESVILLE, FL— The power of the United States Federal Government has finally been wrestled out of the hands of Florida Man, marking an official end to his brutal…

  43. Pretty epic use of Twitter:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RepBrianMast/status/1349504596918595584

    Rep. Brian Mast
    I lost two legs for
    @jaketapper’s right to say whatever the hell he wants, but that free speech also protects the Republicans he is so eager to condemn for asking Constitutional questions about the election.

  44. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1349493002004271108

    Evidence so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the US Capitol riot was not just a protest that spiraled out of control, a federal law enforcement official says

    1. So… That would contradict the “Trump invited” narrative…

      You know what? Never mind. Narrative discontinuity never bothered these people anyway.

      1. Incite. It is a perfectly fine word, Google. Please stop editing after the fact.

      2. No, it would not. Trump’s scheduling of a rally just down the street from the Capitol on the day of the electoral college count is hard to characterize as anything but “invitation”.

        1. Lol look how desperate you are!

        2. Now do democrats having rallies before the ACB confirmation. Lol.

          God damn statist bitch.

        3. “…Trump’s scheduling of a rally just down the street from the Capitol on the day of the electoral college count is hard to characterize as anything but “invitation”.”

          It takes a steaming pile of lefty shit to spin that much and not get dizzy.

  45. https://twitter.com/jackmurphylive/status/1350050053088546816?s=19

    20,000 armed troops in dc.

    I’ve never seen anything like this before.

    Full kit with a six load carry.

    Not a humanitarian effort.

    Photo op?
    Display of force?
    To quell an insurrection?

    No one really seems to know.

    Yes we’ve all seen the flyers and heard chatter about protestors and angry people coming back to DC.

    Maybe the 20,000 troops and the military installation downtown will stop that.

    But they’ve also upped the ante big time.

    If someone wants to make a statement they gotta go big.

    Part of me thinks the 20,000 armed troops and military installation with massive vehicles, barbed wire, and barriers everywhere is just more gaslighting of the left.

    “See what we have to do to protect you?”

    But then again, people just got killed at the Capitol.

    At the same time as 20,000 armed troops occupy DC, the Mayor requested there be ZERO first amendment permits this weekend.

    – Armed troops.
    – No free speech.
    – No free movement.
    – No 2A rights.

    This is a big deal.

    Seems like the most important time to show up with a gun and speak your mind with whomever you choose would be a presidential inauguration.

    But in 2021 a Presidential Inauguration has to be done while basic constitutional rights are suspended?

    It ain’t right.

    1. Wouldn’t it make more sense just not to do all the usual pageantry? Especially if they actually believed their own BS about covid stuff. Which I’m pretty sure they don’t.

      1. “Wouldn’t it make more sense”

        Pay attention Zeb.

        1. I know, I know.

          Our betters need to celebrate their own awesomeness or we might not realize how awesome they are. Logic.

    2. And so far, no hand wringing about incipient dictatorship from the writing staff here about it.

    3. Sounds right for a banana republic.

    4. Biden’s finally going to get Trump’s military parade.

    5. It looks like a complete bag of ass. Soldiers sprawled all over the floors of the Capitol.

      The worst Latin American banana republic has their shit more together than this. It’s frankly like something you’d see at an isolated African government official building.

      It makes me think these soldiers are only there to serve as targets. Or sacrifices.

    6. Whose fault is that? Your alt-right insurrectionist buddies.

      1. “SHE DESERVED IT LOOK AT HER DRESS!”

        We already laughed at you for this take sarc

        1. Sarc has rape fantasies of every fatty in a skirt, he is trying to justify them as being their fault.

      2. “Whose fault is that?”

        Steaming piles of lefty shit like you.

  46. https://twitter.com/drjohnny__/status/1349822625284042754

    WOW! Right on cue!

    Every Democratic leader is screaming to open the economy since Trump is out of office. America has been duped.

    1. Doesn’t Biden’s new stimulus plan earmark 350 billion for the states? Looks like their sacrifices are going to be rewarded.

      I understand a bit of what Robespierre must have felt in 1789.

  47. They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/technology/san-francisco-covid-work-moving.html

    “I miss San Francisco. I miss the life I had there,” said John Gardner, 35, the founder and chief executive of Kickoff, a remote personal training start-up, who packed his things into storage and left in a camper van to wander America. “But right now it’s just like: What else can God and the world and government come up with to make the place less livable?”

    1. That’s the problem, isn’t it? The bay area is such a shithole because of god and the world and the government, not because the people of the bay area keep voting for democrats.

      1. “It wasn’t our fault that our home devolved into a cesspool of degeneracy, it was metaphysical forces beyond our control!”

        And then these unself-aware assholes “wander the country” to find some low-scale, high-trust community to settle, and proceed to fuck that up, too. The Denver area is basically into a neo-yuppie, dual-caste dystopia of upper class elites and lower-class proles now thanks to people like this.

        1. No, no no. You have it all wrong. I’ve been reassured here that all of these California emigrants are budding Conservatives, just yearning to breathe free air.

          They certainly wouldn’t vote for the same stupid shit that ruined their former home.

          1. There’s probably some truth to that. I can imagine that a significant portion of blue state refugees understand the reason they’re forced to flee their home state and won’t make that mistake at their destination. It’s just that I think there are a tad more that are leaving because all of a sudden crime is up and the schools went downhill and the streets are full of potholes and it’s too expensive and all the jobs have gone somewhere else but otherwise California/Illinois/New York/etc. is such a hip place I wish I could stay here.

  48. https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-monitoring-concerning-online-chatter-of-potential-threats-ahead-of-inauguration-day_3657654.html

    The FBI leader said that his department was assessing incoming leads about calls for armed protests, potential threats linked to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach, and other types of potential threats.

    “When we talk about potential threats, we are seeing an extensive amount of concerning online chatter – that’s the best way I can describe it – about a number of events surrounding the inauguration and, together with our partners, we evaluate those threats and what kind of resources to employ against them. Right now, we’re tracking calls for potential armed protests and activity leading up to the inauguration,” Wray told Vice President Mike Pence during a briefing on security for the inauguration.

    “The reason I use the word potential is one of the real challenges in this space is trying to distinguish what’s aspirational versus what’s intentional. We’re concerned about the potential for violence at multiple protests and rallies planned here in D.C. and in state capitols around the country in the days that come that could bring armed individuals within close proximity to government facilities and officials,” Wray added.

    1. “We’re looking at individuals who may have an eye towards repeating that same sort of violence that we saw last week,” Wray said. He added that the bureau has already identified over 200 suspects.

      “We know who you are. If you’re out there, an FBI agent is coming to find you,” he added.

      1. This comes after Steven D’Antuono, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington field office, told reporters on Tuesday that the bureau received intelligence about the potential for violence and shared it with law enforcement agencies ahead of the breach at the U.S. Capitol.

        “We immediately shared that information and action was taken as demonstrated by the arrest of Enrique Tarrio by the Metropolitan Police Department the night before the rally,” D’Antuono said, referring to the arrest of the head of the Proud Boys.

        “Other individuals were identified in other parts of the country and their travel subsequently disrupted.”

        1. they better have probable cause because arresting people just for belonging to certain groups is illegal.

          1. Except the FYTW clause is now accepted precedent.

          2. Pretty sure the feds have lawyers. So will the defendants.

  49. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rose-mcgowan-trump-impeachment-cult-propaganda-mass-destruction
    Did aliens replace Rose McGowan with an android? Because she has lately been making some sense. I think the hypocrisy of the MeToo movement opened her eyes some.

    1. They turned on her when she pointed out their metoo hypocrisy about Biden and others. Red pilled on that shit.

  50. https://twitter.com/drsimonegold/status/1344757325056208896

    WOW: Doctors were FIRED & reprimanded for speaking out against lockdowns, showing how the data was being manipulated for politician gain.

    “The science is clear that lockdowns lead to much more non covid morbidity and mortality.”

    The doctors explain that the excessive COVID PCR testing leads to high numbers of false positive results.

    “Results from a positive PCR test should be considered as a preliminary result only and doesn’t determine an active infection or hospitalization rates.”

    1. Yeah Twitter is where I go first for medical information.

      You could not be more of an idiot.

      1. Why not? It’s where NYT, MSNBC, and other MSN outlets to find what to report on.

  51. https://twitter.com/amuse/status/1349885882262761473?s=19

    BREAKING: CNN’s Jade Sacker penetrating the Capitol with a member of BLM/Antifa cheering, “We did it!” And then asking her conspirator if he was filming, he said he’d delete it, he lied. CNN was in on it.

  52. They mean “chanties”, not “shanties”!

  53. Wikipedia is trash these days for anything even vaguely political. It’s taken a hard left slant over the past decade that has destroyed its usefulness for many, many topics.

    1. Their trajectory emulated sites like Reddit and Something Awful–a bunch of radical left moderators increasingly took over the site until it became a left-wing echo chamber.

      1. Yeah, and Wikipedia never had the autistic shitfits that made those other two sites so entertaining. It’s not just an echo chamber, it’s a boring one.

  54. So when BLM/Antifa tried to burn down the Federal courthouse in Portland last year we know who they all were? How’s that working out?

  55. “Joseph R. Biden Jr., who for weeks has declined to clarify his position on progressive activists’ calls to expand the Supreme Court to add liberal justices, said in a new interview that if elected, he would establish a bipartisan commission of scholars to study possible ways to overhaul the judicial branch.

    “I will ask them to, over 180 days, come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system, because it’s getting out of whack”

    —-New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/us/politics/biden-supreme-court-packing.html

    Who here believes that Biden’s commission of scholars will come back with anything but a recommendation to expand the Supreme Court?

    Oh, and who here believes that whether we expand the Supreme Court should depend on the recommendation of a commission of scholars?

    1. Appeal to authority smoke-screen.

    2. He’s just getting “expert” cover to do what he wants to do anyway.

  56. “Schumer said he’s interested in possibly expanding the number of federal judges in places such as Western New York, where the federal courts have faced long backlogs in dealing with cases.

    “There’s a real shortage (of federal judges) in Western New York and it is one of the things we’ll look at,” he said.”

    Buffalo News, January 11, 2021

    https://buffalonews.com/news/local/schumer-impeachment-wont-stand-in-the-way-of-stimulus-infrastructure-plans/article_118f472a-541b-11eb-8974-47cb4d3fca4f.html

    This is basically the same argument as expanding the Supreme Court, or, in other words, if they expand the number of federal judges in New York state (and elsewhere in the country), they can appoint liberal judges rather than conservative ones. That’s all there is to it.

    1. Does the politics of trial judges come into play much? I honestly don’t know much about what goes on in federal courts. But I would imagine that the politics of lower level judges is less of a factor than for those that mostly do appeals. And if there aren’t enough judges to provide speedy trials, then there probably should be more (though a less active federal government that doesn’t need so many judges would obviously be preferable).
      I don’t doubt that it is a political strategic move. It is Schumer. But I’m not sure how much that really moves things.

    2. “There’s a real shortage (of federal judges) in Western New York and it is one of the things we’ll look at,” he said.”

      Yeah, called this one too. This is actually more likely to happen—split some of the bigger Circuits—than expanding SCOTUS. Reduce judicial case backlogs, improve efficiency, etc…

      1. How about tort & criminal reform so we need less judges?

        1. No, because it’s not about making the system work, it’s about making the system work for the aristocracy.

  57. “That’s good news. And as the DOJ continues to identify people and make arrests based on their many existing tools, we have all the more reason to reject calls for a ramping up of surveillance technology.”

    Sorry ENB, it doesn’t work that way. The FBI et al will say that they could have prevented this, had they had just a tad more power. If the FBI knew everything about everybody they could save us from every threat. What could possibly go wrong?

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