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More than 5,000 members of the National Guard descended on Washington, D.C., following the January 6 riot.

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Following the January 6 riot in which five people died, more than 5,000 members of the National Guard descended on Washington, D.C., ahead of President Joe Biden's inauguration. The U.S. Capitol was subsequently surrounded with fencing and razor wire, and crowds of uniformed men and women lounged in the halls of Congress. "The last time there were troops sleeping in the Capitol itself was during the Civil War," the United States Capitol Historical Society's Jane L. Campbell told Roll Call. Plans are now underway to make many of the defenses permanent.

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  1. Good first step Reason, now publicly admit the excuse for these fortifications (a death that turned out to be unrelated to the protest) fell apart within a week.

    1. President Biden needs to go further to ensure domestic security in the United States. Habeus corpus must be suspended indefinitely until these domestic terrorists who attacked our democracy on January 6 are apprehended and brought to justice. The friends and family members of these suspects should also be housed in internment camps until the FBI can determine if they have also been self radicalized by white supremacists content on alt-right social media platforms, like Reddit and digg.

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      3. I am sure this is sarcasm. If not, then we need to fly swastika over the White House as Biden becomes the commander if the Wehrmacht.

      4. dude people who aren’t satire say this shit.

    2. Everyone who died the week after January 6th was caused by riots.

      1. Never, ever consider your own role, in repeating bogus claims about the election being stolen and a hateful attitude toward your fellow Americans who happen to be liberals, in creating this atmosphere in our national capital.

        1. Exactly.

          1. And another biden cultist! Man, you guys really do want to force your way to a one party state.

            1. There wasn’t one word in favor of Biden in what I wrote.

              I learned about this stuff in third grade, but apparently you need some remedial work:

              https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venn_diagram

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          2. Sarc doesn’t think that Reason’s articles have any influence on anyone, but commentators do.

            1. “Sarc doesn’t think ”

              Just stop there next time.

        2. Claims about which election? 2016 or 2020 (or others)?

        3. LOL. I sadly think you’re serious here. Don’t you have more fire extinguishers to ban?

        4. It’s a sacred place, really.

          1. Holy ground.

            1. At least until Satan took over from Chocolate Jesus.

        5. Yeah, the government authorities have no agency whatsoever.

          1. You have agency, I have agency, the members of Congress have agency, the Vice President had agency. But keep deflecting from considering your own roll in the degradation of our democracy.

            1. What role have I directly played, pray tell? Because if shit-posting on an internet board had that kind of impact on ARE DEMOCRUSSEE, I’d expect a better return on my investment.

              1. No *direct* roll.

                You have played an indirect roll if you have bought into the stolen election big lie, especially if you have promoted it. I cannot remember what you in particular have said on that subject.

                1. “role”

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                2. So, basically you’re just making shit up out of sheer bitchery.

        6. Never, ever consider your own role, in constantly telling people to shut the fuck up and sit down and a hateful attitude toward your fellow Americans who don’t happen to be liberals, in creating this atmosphere in our national capital.

          1. Also, are you talking about the 2020 election – or the 2016 one? You know, the one where the Democrats and those who ‘happen to be liberal’ were certain was stolen by the Russians.

            IT WAS HER TURN!

      2. But they also count as COVID deaths, right?

    3. Sicknick is indeed dead. Apparently, by being dosed with chemical irritants. But cling to whatever beliefs make you to escape any introspection about your support for Trump and being allied with these “stop the steal” goons.

      1. Apparently, by being dosed with chemical irritants.

        More conjecture as fact? Have to find a way to blame the GOP somehow don’t you? Even the media isn’t forcing themselves down this road again. But not you, you willingly run down it.

        1. “More conjecture as fact”

          “Apparently, …”

          1. “role”

      2. “…Apparently, by being dosed with chemical irritants…”

        TDS-addled asshole is full of shit.

        1. Me and the FBI.

          1. You mean you both lie on FISA warrants?

            1. So, therefore a completely unrelated criminal investigation can just be dismissed as all lies. This way lies insanity and becoming a conspiratorial kook.

              1. Aligning yourself with a lying-ass government agency makes you a lying-ass dog.

                1. That’s not fair to dogs. Next time call her a boot licker.

          2. WK ultra

      3. Sicknick is indeed dead. Apparently, by being dosed with chemical irritants.

        Well, it only took you a month to finally stop claiming he was killed by blows to the head after it was a well-known fact around Jan 7.

        The “chemical irritant” theory is interesting because there’s probably about a 100% chance it was pepper spray, so I now suspect we’re going to get 10,000 word articles about the deadly nature of pepper spray, but only in this particular instance, while then somehow contorting ourselves to believe it’s perfectly safe in others.

        1. “Well, it only took you a month to finally stop claiming he was killed by blows to the head after it was a well-known fact around Jan 7.”

          I admitted I was mistaken, publicly in these comments, immediately after being shown the CNN article refuting earlier reporting.

          However, CACCLs here at that time also exaggerated the degree to which the original reporting was refuted.

          1. “role”

          2. “I admitted I was mistaken, publicly in these comments, immediately after being shown the CNN article refuting earlier reporting.”

            No you said wait for the investigation to conclude, liar.

      4. You’re even fucking dumber than normal today.

      5. They soon began to suspect his death was related to an irritant, like mace or bear spray, that he had inhaled during the riot. Both officers and rioters were armed with such irritants during the attack.

        Gee, if that stuff is so dangerous, why are the cops using it?

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  2. The National Guard in D.C. is stage dressing for the Democrat’s effort to make any conservative into a domestic terrorist. It’s also pretty tough on the troops, who have jobs and families they’re taken away from, but the Democrats don’t care about that.

    1. Oh no! The tactical welfare queens have to work according to the contract they voluntarily signed.

      1. “Defending politicians from peaceful protests” and breaking the oath you were sworn to uphold must be in the fine print.

      2. They should only do what “feels right”.

      1. That’s different because of reasons.

        1. B.S. It was wrong when the MAGA goons did it, and it was wrong when these goons did it.

          1. Now say when BLM did it. C’mon, you can do it.

            1. Translation: WHATABOUTWHATABOUTWHATABOUT?!?!?

              1. Translation: Don’t prove hypocrisy!

                1. For it to be hypocrisy, (a) I would have to be a BLM supporter, (b) BLM would have had to have organized riots. Neither of those conditions is true.

                  1. Except that you are a BLM supporter and BLM did organized the riots.

                    Because nanny nanny boo boo!

                    1. Yup. Basically.

                    2. So broken.

                    3. Pick a sockpuppet sarc.

              2. Translation: YES I’M A PATHETIC LYING HYPOCRITE

              3. So you can’t say it?

            2. I will say rioting is wrong when antifa are the ones rioting.

              BLM, has never organized any riots. No matter how many times you repeat the big lie that they have.

              1. “the big lie”

                Your propaganda is showing, fifty center.

              2. BLM, has never organized any riots

                You should make sure and let John Sullivan know. He was pretty proud of organization the January 6th “riot” on all of his social media.

                1. John Sullivan is not and was not a Black Lives Matter official. In fact, he was kicked out of BLM:

                  https://www.upworthy.com/john-sullivan-capitol-riot-not-blm

                  1. No notarized membership cards.

              3. Those looted stores were asking for it.

                1. Those looted stores were not asking for it. But they were not looted as part of a BLM-organized protest.

              4. So – Republicans never organized any riots either.

                But you’ve been hating on Trump for causing one.

          2. So when do we declare left wing domestic terrorism a threat?

            1. It’s not up to me.

              If it were up to me, there would not be any declaration of any organization as a threat. Instead, individuals would be prosecuted when they have actually committed a crime.

                1. God watching you constantly agree with your own sockpuppet is fucking hilarious

              1. So how do you explain the complete difference in the response to this from, say, any other horrible protests that happened in the last two years or so?

                Are you just supposed to not notice?

                1. So how do you explain the complete difference in the response to this from, say, any other horrible protests that happened in the last two years or so?

                  Oh I dunno. Maybe because this was a direct attack on the seat of the federal government?

                  1. Oh I dunno. Maybe because this was a direct attack on the seat of the federal government?

                    That would make sense, if we assume that the government is primarily self-interested, and cares about protecting other people as a secondary concern.

                    Is that how democrats sold the “Return to Normalcy”?

                    1. That would make sense, if we assume that the government is primarily self-interested, and cares about protecting other people as a secondary concern.

                      Good assumption!

                    2. I certainly don’t feel like obeying just because they’re the self-centered assholes they tell us we need them to protect us from.

                2. Whose response are you asking about? Mine? The Trump administration’s? The Biden administration’s? The Portland mayor’s?

                  1. The people turning the capitol into a military installation.

                    1. Oh, my explanation: (a) this group of rioters came dangerously close to harming Congress members, and did harm police officers; (b) the Democrats are in charge so they are being theatrical about responding to a Republican mob.

                    2. By creating a permanent military installation at taxpayers expense, to fan the flames of division in our country?

                      Democrats sound like assholes.

              2. So when does the prosecution of the unnamed black cop who shot an unarmed woman in the face begin?

                1. If you are talking about the shooting of Ashli Babbitt, a police officer shot her while she was at the head of a violent mob attempting to break into the Speaker’s Lobby, with apparent intent to harm Congress members, Vice President, and staff and guests. The police officer was doing his job of protecting them.

                  1. That’s Tulpa’s sock de jour. Ignore it.

                    1. As history shows from me beclowning you and ultimately causing your current behavior, you are TERRIBLE at identifying me.

                      And rent free.

                    2. Still not Tulpa’s sock, and if you weren’t a drunken fucking retard you’d easily recognize our writing styles. But then you’ve outed your Sqrlsy sock a dozen times now and continue pretending we all don’t know. Also you fuck your daughter.

                  2. A black plainclothes officer shot an unarmed white woman in the face for breaking a window with fewer than a dozen people behind her, including a SWAT team with 4 officers who had M4 rifles aimed at her back.

                    Now let’s pretend the John Sullivan, the BLM activist who actually organized the “riot”, was unarmed and was shot in the face by a white plainclothes officer under identical circumstances and watch you rationalize murdering 3 dozen people and causing 3 billion dollars worth of property damage because of it.

      2. When Democrats do that, as they did in Madison and in Atlanta yesterday, that is called “Democracy in action.”

        1. As long as they don’t throw fire extinguishers.

          1. Don’t forget the zip ties!!!!!

  3. If you were a curious fellow, you might wonder just who Congress is afraid is coming for them and whether or not their fears might be justified. Just what has Congress been doing that might piss off enough people that an armed mob might be coming for them? It’s a mystery.

    1. Stop being an apologist for Christian, white nationalists. AOC was afraid for her life when the MAGA thugs assaulted the Capitol.

      1. That’s right! AOC thought that maniacs chanting “hang Pence” while breaking into a building in which Pence was actually present and doing work were really there to murder her!

        1. That poor girl, she was already traumatized by words, how much more can she take?

          1. Asking “how much more can she take” is exactly how white supremacy works, you racist!

          2. I’ll let you know when I’m done with her. *

            * Dear federal agents reading these comments, this was sexual innuendo, not a comment about violence.

        2. Especially when that building was several hundred yards away from the building she was in!

    2. You should already know this, but somehow you don’t.

      It actually happened, on January 6th, 2021. A bunch of goons from a Trump rally broke into the Capitol building. What was Congress doing to piss them off? Counting the electoral college votes.

      1. But, but, but whatabout BLM?!? Huh? You didn’t denounce BLM the required thirty times! They were worse! WHATABOUTWHATABOUTWHATBOUT?!?!?

        1. God, do you know how pathetic you have become when you join the side of Jeff and WK, known leftists? LOL.

          It is so weird you still can’t denounce 30 deaths, hundreds of assaults, and 2 billion in damage… Why?

          Oh, you’re a Biden cultist and child of the left now. I really hope that nurse was worth selling out what little values you once held on to.

          1. I have never said anything supportive of leftist politics.

            1. Yeah, you have, you stupid lying piece of shit. You’ve also outed yourself as yet another sarcasmic sock, so good job on that.

              1. lol nice catch

                How many “people” on here are actually just one guy paid by media matters?

              2. We’ve known that for some time now.

        2. Yeah, considering the billions in property damage, destroyed businesses, and real, actual people murdered over the span of several months, I’d say BLM was worse.

          You know what yesterday was? The anniversary of Obama’s political mentors bombing the Capitol.

        3. Sigh. I’ve denounced antifa several times (maybe 5 or 6 now), but get no credit for it.

          I’m not going to denounce BLM because BLM has never organized a riot. They organize events like boring marches, and speeches in parks and on capital building steps.

          Unlike JesseAz, I’m capable of distinguishing between an organization officially organizing a riot, and people wearing the organization’s t-shirts rioting on their own.

          1. Unlike JesseAz, I’m capable of distinguishing between an organization officially organizing a riot, and people wearing the organization’s t-shirts rioting on their own.

            Tell us more about how Trump incited an insurrection at the capitol that took place before his speech was finished and for which dozens of BLM activists including John Sullivan took credit on social media and described the way they wore Trump hats and American flags to pull it off.

            1. Fuck off Tulpa.

              1. Ahahah you are SO BAD at that lololo

                I fucking clowned you and now you think everyone is me lololol

                I’m so sorry I broke you WK.

      2. Electoral college votes sure do have a history of pissing people off.

      3. Counting the FRAUDED electoral college votes that illegitimately elected Democratic National Socialist personnel who IGNORE the USA for their ‘pretend’ governing of Nazism.

  4. Good thing the dems can require party loyalty oaths for specific troops

    1. My loyalty is honor!
      God bless President Biden!
      God bless America!

    2. A reverend and a rabbi walk into a comments section…

      1. Good one

        1. Let’s wait for the punchline before we make a conclusion.

          1. Regarding a punchline, there is nun.

            1. Good one!

  5. Following the January 6 riot in which five people died

    Only one person died in the “riot” on January 6th, and that is the unarmed white woman shot in the face by a black capitol police officer for breaking a window. Not one other person died during the “riot”.

    more than 5,000 members of the National Guard descended on Washington, D.C., ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

    True in its own strange way. 20,000 is, indeed, “more than 5,000”. It’s also more than 100 and more than 19,000. Any special reason you pulled that particular number out of your ass instead of reporting the truth, or???

    1. “More than 5,000” is just a common phrase to denote a lot of people. Similarly, you could say “More than 5,000 Jews died at Auschwitz” and the statement would be both factually true and indefinite, simultaneously.

      1. Misek agrees.

  6. Looks like after all these years lefty has been crying for a revolution, he’s finally realized he’s going to be on the business end of it when it comes. Now he’s not so enthusiastic.

  7. Of course, we all know (or should know) why those defenses are being put it place and it ain’t for right-wing mobs, it’s for left-wing mobs. They can’t keep Joe strait-jacketed in the basement forever, sooner or later people are going to be getting suspicious about just how slow Slow Joe is. And when they can’t hide it any more, they’re going to have to shuffle him off stage and bring in Kamala – and people are going to wonder what they knew and when did they know it in regards to Joe’s diminished capacity and the Left is going to know they were hoodwinked into electing Joe. And they’re not going to be happy about it. There are plenty of Leftists already suffering buyer’s remorse over Joe, wait until they realize that they were swindled in the deal.

    1. I honestly can’t see him pulling off a State of the Union address. It’s just not going to happen.

      1. He will send a letter, cuz Covid.

        1. With a mask on, Joe’s handlers can use him like a ventriloquist’s dummy.

          1. Oh, I’m getting Milli Vanilli vibes here.

            As they performed, a hard drive issue caused the recording of the song “Girl You Know It’s True” to jam and skip, repeatedly playing the partial line “Girl, you know it’s…” through the speakers.

          2. Disney has done wonder with mechanical past presidents why not for live presidents. sleepy joe almost moves as fast as those mechanical ones

  8. There has probably never been a more impeachment-proof President than Joe Biden. If he goes, Harris is President.

    1. The man was a walking corpse even before the election. I’d say he’s got months left at best.

    2. Funny; I remember hearing the same thing about Obama, and Biden was VP.

      1. It’s a race to the bottom.

        1. Every President is the worst President ever.

    3. The Democrats will be doing the impeachment.

      1. They already told us they’re going to use the 25th.

  9. Following the January 6 riot in which five people died

    A woman was murdered by cops, three were utterly unrelated to the riot, and the last one a day later was likely unrelated to the riot.

    What you wrote, Britschigi, is technically true, but you’re deliberate inference is straight out of Pravda.

    Shame on you. For a libertarian what you’re doing is absolutely unacceptable.

    1. It’s from the April issue of the magazine, so that means it hastily written January 7th to make the printer’s deadline.

    2. Plans are now underway to make many of the defenses permanent

      “Oh yeah, our election is totally legitimate. We definitely didn’t steal power and are now terrified of the electorate.”

    3. Reason has become embarrassing at this point on this topic. Closer to msnbc than libertarian.

    4. Yeah, sick of this bullshit. Saying that 5 people died in the riot implies that they died as a result of the riot, not somewhere around the same time as the riot. The only person deliberately killed or harmed was the woman who got shot.

      1. They died during COVID, too.

        1. If they tested positive (and they’re Trump supporters so they’re all known carriers) then it gets to be both a COVID death and proof that the riot was ‘deadly’.

  10. Meanwhile, propagandists across the land continue to lie about the situation, providing the excuses the government needs to justify these troops.

  11. Shame on Trump and his supporters for creating a permanent military presence in the capital. You guys own this.

    1. Don’t blame ridiculous responses on people with absolutely no power. If democrats want to rule the country like sane people and drop the permanent state of emergency cosplay, they can do so any time.

      1. Are you saying that these new security measures would have happened anyway, even if the delusional MAGA rioters hadn’t stormed the Capital?

        1. I’m saying that blaming the permanent security theater on the MAGA protestors is like blaming Osama bin Laden for the invasion of Iraq.

          1. In this case there is definitely a cause and effect relationship between “stop the steal” and soldiers in the Capital.

            1. And there was the same relationship between airplanes flying in the World Trade Center and George Bush ordering an invasion of a country that was suspected of supporting terrorists.

              Somewhere between “bad shit happened” and “troops” were ostensible leaders making ridiculous claims and decisions for their own political gain, at the expense of the country.

              You’re not disagreeing with me yet.

              1. Politicians will always be looking for an excuse. That’s a given.

                I think the invasion of Iraq may have happened anyway, without 9/11. That was dick waving.

                But the troops in the capital right now are a direct result of Trump and his delusional followers. Had Trump not whipped the gullible fools into a frenzy over false claims of election fraud, and had the idiots not tried to stop the counting of the EC votes, those troops would not be there.

                1. You really aren’t going to accomplish much making excuses for today’s bad leadership.

                  1. So you’re saying that the MAGA rioters were in no way responsible for the heightened security theater, that Democrats are 100% to blame.

                    Sure dude. Whatevs.

                    1. So you’re saying we should blame Bin Laden for 20 years of pointless security theater, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the rise of ISIS, the restoral of slave markets in Libya, and Iran and Saudi Arabia conducting proxy conflicts in the Middle East, rather than the governments that executed those policies? Because all those events can be traced directly to 9/11.

                    2. I wouldn’t place blame entirely on him, but he did start the ball rolling.

                    3. Sure, but after 20 years, at some point we need to ask where his culpability ends and that of our government officials begins.

                    4. Sure, but after 20 years, at some point we need to ask where his culpability ends and that of our government officials begins.

                      And after 20 years we can discuss where Trump’s culpability ends and that of our government officials begins.

                      Right now though, Trump and his followers do bear some responsibility and blame.

                  2. I’m saying that the current democrat response is politically motivated. They’re creating the impression of a state of war similar to the War on Terror, except, in this case, the existential threat is about half of the country they despise. At best, this sets back any political progress. At worst, it moves us closer to civil war.

                    The consequences are too great just to let democrats get away with blaming one protest a month ago, and especially so given the protests of the last two years, and all it takes is paying attention to notice the difference.

                    I’m not saying “both sides do it!” I’m saying one side is creating War on Terror II, and we should wake up and stop it before it’s too late.

                    1. I totally agree. But it is a response as you said. Had the MAGA riot never happened, there wouldn’t be anything to respond to.

                    2. And what’s your point, if not to blame horrible current leadership decisions on people who aren’t actually making them?

                    3. My point is that had Trump accepted defeat like a gentleman instead of crying like a baby, and had his followers never broke into the Capital building, the current leadership wouldn’t have an excuse.

                      I get your point. Trump and his supporters didn’t order the troops into the capital. I get it. But you seem to be saying that it just happened out of the blue. It would have happened anyway. I’m saying that Trump and his followers bear at least some responsibility for giving the current leadership an excuse.

                    4. I’m saying that Trump and his followers bear at least some responsibility for giving the current leadership an excuse.

                      Except this overreaction isn’t confined to just DC. They’re doing this in cities where simple protests happened no rioting took place at all. In Santa Fe, for example, there’s been fencing up around the state capitol building for weeks, even though Santa Fe is mostly full of California boomer retirees and left-liberal neo-yuppies that can’t even handle a squirt gun without getting the shakes.

                      These people are clearly afraid of those on their own side, not the MAGA crowd.

                    5. I said no such thing. I’m saying they didn’t create the horrible leadership response.

                      If you’re point is they created the excuse the horrible leadership is using, then, fine, I agree. Now let’s get back to figuring out how to deal with this horrible leadership.

                    6. Except this overreaction isn’t confined to just DC. They’re doing this in cities where simple protests happened no rioting took place at all.

                      I wasn’t aware of that. But it’s a red herring anyway. The subject is Washington, not Texas.

                    7. If you’re point is they created the excuse the horrible leadership is using, then, fine, I agree. Now let’s get back to figuring out how to deal with this horrible leadership.

                      Good luck with that. I’m fresh out of ideas.

                    8. And I wish you luck making vaguely named “MAGA rioters” take responsibility and turn it all around.

                    9. And I wish you luck making vaguely named “MAGA rioters” take responsibility and turn it all around.

                      Like getting Trump and his followers to accept his defeat like men? Yeah right.

                    10. Trump lost the election. Biden is now president.

                      If you’re going to blame a military installation on the feelings of people with no political power, then I don’t see why you had a problem with Trump over anything. He had lots of people to blame, too.

                    11. If you’re going to blame a military installation on the feelings of people with no political power

                      I blamed their actions for creating an excuse. If Trump told his followers to stand down then that might mean something. But he won’t. He’s going to milk this as long as he can.

                    12. I wasn’t aware of that. But it’s a red herring anyway. The subject is Washington, not Texas.

                      A common reaction by government officials across the country isn’t a red herring.

                    13. So how long do we go run on that?

                      Like, in three years, if the National Guard is being deployed to impose martial law on the red states, do we blame Trump?

                    14. If Trump told his followers to stand down then that might mean something. But he won’t.

                      Wait, what? Where exactly are “Trump’s followers” currently besieging any government buildings? Why would he tell them to “stand down” if they aren’t actually doing anything?

                    15. “Why would he tell them to “stand down” if they aren’t actually doing anything?”

                      The narrative is that there’s a bunch of fringe right wingers like Nardz ready to do more stupid shit.

                    16. “I blamed their actions for creating an excuse.”

                      Looks like sarc doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “excuse.”

                    17. Sarcasmic,
                      When you contemplated suicide, you made the wrong choice.

                    18. You know Nardz, that would be kinda hurtful if I gave a fuck about anything you say or think.

                    19. Ahahah crying at Nardz to tell him you don’t care is so much cope lololl

                2. Yet none of this happened after the Kavanaugh swearing in ceremony.

                3. Sure, there’s a relationship. It wouldn’t be what it is now but for the riot. But I prefer to hold the people who are doing the absurd things now responsible for the absurd things. And the military set up in DC looks pretty absurd to me.

            2. And if George Floyd had not passed counterfeit currency, he would not have died. He CAUSED the EFFECT of his own death.

              1. That’s supposed to be a “gotcha” against sarcasmic, right?

                There’s never been any indication that sarcasmic is a liberal, or that he holds the liberal view that George Floyd was a completely innocent victim.

                1. There’s never been any indication that sarcasmic is a liberal, or that he holds the liberal view that George Floyd was a completely innocent victim.

                  Dude, there’s no point in responding to him and the other dishonest people on this forum. Maybe if you ignored them they’d go away.

                  1. Just like you made it a point to “ignore” me before confessing that you will continue to respond to my posts because you simply cannot resist?

                    You exist to troll, and you’re stupid to boot.

                2. So when’s the big day?

                3. No.

                  It was supposed to make it clear to him that his ideas about “cause and effect” are retarded.

            3. Similar to the cause and effect relationship between every other heavy-handed, overblown, security theater response to every other bad thing that ever happened.

              Knock it off. They’ve put up permanent fencing around the Capitol. The “sacred temple of democracy” is now walled off, surrounded by men with guns, and closed to the public in “response” to a nonexistent threat. The only people who “own this” are the people who are authorizing and supporting this.

              1. “The only people who ‘own this’ are the people who are authorizing and supporting this.”

                No, Trump and his “stop the steal” supporters had a role in creating this situation. And anyone here who bought into and promoted the stolen election b.s. had a role in creating the situation.

                1. Have you ever encountered an authoritarian power play that you’re not willing to make excuses for?

                  1. White Flight is an authoritarian maggot, and makes no secret of it.

                2. Sure.

                  And your wife’s shitty cooking had a role in you beating her.

        2. “Are you saying that these new security measures would have happened anyway, even if the delusional MAGA rioters hadn’t stormed the Capital?”

          You misspelled “protesters”, TDS-addled asshole.
          And, no, that protest in no way requires a security force of 20,000. If it did, Portland should still be occupied by the 82d Airborne.

          1. There is a fundamental difference between 20,000 honorable troops, and 20,000 dishonorable stormtroopers. That difference is, by all observations, jurisdictional and partisan.

          2. No, I did not misspell “protesters.” Those were the ones who stayed outside. The rioters who broke into the building gave the politicians an excuse to militarize the capital. Protesters had nothing to do with it.

            1. Many of the “rioters” were politely being directed into the Capitol by police and stayed within the velvet ropes as they fumbled through the building.

              And, even if you could call those people “rioters,” and the real rioters “insurrectionists,” blaming them for giving the politicians an excuse for militarization is asinine. It makes no more sense than blaming the battered wife’s bad cooking for her Irish sunglasses.

        3. The breach would not have happened if the Capitol police weren’t run by Affirmative Action hired and promoted morons. Promoting color over competence does not build a cohesive force, it builds an untrained, unqualified, fractured, incapably led force. That is exactly what was on display that day. The capitol cops at street level realized that having WOKE leaders doesn’t repel an angry, moronic mob of misguided rubes.
          The police in my town shut a crowd that size down in minutes. They gassed them properly and sent them running. We suffered no damage. Our National Guard was never needed.

        4. They weren’t put into place when DC was literally burning all summer.

          1. This is what really shows the hypocrisy. After the past year of unruly protests and riots, making the events of 6 January into the worst thing ever is beyond absurd.

      2. See, helpless victims.

        1. I see your desperation, if that helps.

    2. “Shame on Trump and his supporters for creating a permanent military presence in the capital.”

      TDS-addled assholes sure are capable of some mental gymnastics. Doesn’t that amount of spinning make you dizzy?

    3. C’mon, Sarcasmic, you can do better than that.

      1. He can’t though. He’s broken.

    4. You don’t understand. Conservatives are always the helpless victims of the progressive deep state. And because they are victims, they are justified in violently lashing out in defense.

      1. Claiming universal victimhood has worked for progressives, so why can’t conservatives do the same?

        1. Because they’re supposed to be above that bullshit.

          1. Winning?

            Lol that’s YOU sarc. Constantly losing and pretending it’s virtue lolol

        2. I dunno. Maybe they might want to strive to be better than their opponents instead of racing them to the bottom.

          1. If those tactics are successful, then there’s no reason to not do so.

            It’s like you have no concept of how incentives work.

            1. It’s like you have no concept of how poor, short-sighted ethical choices work.

              1. It’s like you have no concept of how human nature works.

              2. Long-sighted ethical choices mean nothing if they get you killed.

                “Only the insane have strength enough to prosper; only those that prosper may judge what is truly sane.”

              3. Heellllllo this is politics fucktard.

      2. TRUE! Free Individuals (i.e. Conservatives) are always the helpless victims of the progressive (i.e. Tyrannical Authoritative) deep state.

        Democratic National Socialism is a FAILURE/ENEMY of Individual Liberty and Justice. And here in the comments we have moral signalling about being ‘better’ than supporting Individual Liberty and Justice and supporting Nazism instead.

      3. At least you admit there is a progressive deep state ….

        We’re finally making ….. p..p…p…. progress!

      4. they are justified in violently lashing out in defense.

        Thanks for the pass. When we start to violently lash out we’ll be sure to let others know that it was you who said we were justified.

  12. Still calling it a riot, huh?

    1. So, will this imperial palace security theatre still stand when the pink pussy hat mobs or econuts storm the Capitol because Congress is not giving them everything they want?

      1. Nope. Because those people are useful idiots. They won’t be around, no matter what happens, until the next Republican administration.

    2. At least even the NYT is no longer calling it an insurrection.

  13. War on Terror 2: The Home Edition! Brought to you by democrats!

  14. Oh look – The ‘pretend’ Nazi Regime government that just STOLE the USA government as defined by the U.S. Constitution is putting up it’s defenses against it’s own people.

    The land of the USA is starting to looks exactly like EVERY OTHER 3rd world communist/socialist h*llhole of a country. Almost as-if the USA being governed by a Nazi (def; National Socialism) Regime that is destroying the USA as we know it.

    Pretty sure even Nazi Germany couldn’t come to grasps with exactly what they were doing no matter how blatantly obvious it really was to the non socialist-tyrant.

  15. Following the January 6 riot in which five people died

    Push that narrative boy!

    Not the ‘mostly peaceful protesters, 5 of whom were killed by police?’

  16. Plans are now underway to make many of the defenses permanent.

    Gotta protect our ‘sacred’ (*hurk*) places, right?

    There’s a Reason article from many years ago where they opposed a law preventing businesses from taking security precautions in majority black neighborhoods in one city – because its racists, the bill sponsors claimed.

    Here its just mentioned with no condemnation.

    1. In my opinion, if a bunch of yahoos can’t occassionally walk into the place and rummage around for a bit then *the problem is the government*.

      But no one wants to ask why the election of ‘the most popular President in history’ that there’s so much opposition.

      1. And everyone seemed fine with the yahoos doing just that from time to time as long as they were predominantly leftists. Quite the contrast between coverage of BLM harassing people and breaking shit and of anti-lockdown protests that were totally peaceful, but some people openly carrying guns.

  17. Honestly curious what makes something a riot as opposed to a protest.

    Both of those words appear to have no meaning anymore, and are merely political buzzwords to tell the reader who you support.

    If this was 1992, I suspect we’d be talking about the L.A. Protests in todays parlance.

    1. I would say that it can be both. There is nothing in the definition of “protest” that says it has to be peaceful. But I have no prejudice that “protesters” are necessarily good (though I will say rioters are bad).

      1. Either way, the words themselves appear to have no meaning anymore.

        A sane normal person reads ‘protest’ and they think ‘ok, sounds fine’ whereas they read ‘riot’ and think ‘oh no, how terrible’.

        That appears to be the schtick, where they say ‘riot’ if they want you to be mad and ‘protest’ if they want you to like it. Even though, as I say, they use the words interchangeably for similar if not identical situations.

        I.E. this is political language designed to influence the reader, with no bearing on the reporting of the events. Best case scenario, it’s a verbal/mental tic on the part of the writer that reveals their ideological stance.

        1. Yeah, I think you are right. Saw the same thing with BLM stuff. Some sources go out of their way to avoid talking about the violent parts. Others insist they must be called rioters rather than protesters.
          Personally I think activists need to get a fucking life and do something productive with their energies.

  18. Meanwhile in Georgia, protesters just did the same thing they did in Washington DC and yet I’m guessing it won’t be called a coup, insurrection, or even riot. Because they were protesting voter id laws.

  19. until you own that it was not a fucking “riot” nothing you write is serious.

  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

    Key phrase ” . . . ATTRIBUTED it to communist agitators . . . “

  21. The military has to stick around while the election fraud is being investigated.

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