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Post by codecat » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 am

BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:25 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:31 pm
I don’t even know where to post this one. This is craaaaazzzzzy

I'm moving past the point at nervously laughing at the tinfoil-hat-MAGA crowd, and I'm starting to become legitimately scared. These idiots are friggin' insane, and there's a frightening amount of them. I was downtown minding my own business on my way to get my hair cut today, and got caught up in a small but batsh!t crazy crowd of Pro-Trump, flag-waving, semi-automatic open-carrying MAGAts. I was extremely uneasy and a little scared. I just don't see any reason people need to be carry rifles and semi-automatic weapons around in downtown Boise? Freedom to bear arms doesn't give carte blanche to be a dangerous asshole.
Now you know what conservatives have had to put up with from the left the last 4 years - I believe they are simply fighting back.


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Re: Has this ever happened before?

Post by BozoneCat » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:00 pm

codecat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 am
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:25 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:31 pm
I don’t even know where to post this one. This is craaaaazzzzzy

I'm moving past the point at nervously laughing at the tinfoil-hat-MAGA crowd, and I'm starting to become legitimately scared. These idiots are friggin' insane, and there's a frightening amount of them. I was downtown minding my own business on my way to get my hair cut today, and got caught up in a small but batsh!t crazy crowd of Pro-Trump, flag-waving, semi-automatic open-carrying MAGAts. I was extremely uneasy and a little scared. I just don't see any reason people need to be carry rifles and semi-automatic weapons around in downtown Boise? Freedom to bear arms doesn't give carte blanche to be a dangerous asshole.
Now you know what conservatives have had to put up with from the left the last 4 years - I believe they are simply fighting back.
I don't even know how to respond to that. News flash - I AM a conservative. I'm certainly no Republican, because I feel the heart of that entire party has been stolen by the Trumpublicans, and what I grew up thinking of the Republican Party is no longer that.

As a conservative myself, I have not felt that I've personally "had to put up with" any threats to myself or my family for the last 4 years from "liberals" or Democrats. As a generalization, those parties seem to be trying to stop this rather than incite it. Yes, there are radical far-left terrorists too, and I denounce them the same. Portland is a special city to me, it's where I got engaged to my wife and has always been one of our favorite getaway places, and my heart has hurt watching what's happening there this past year. It's ALL wrong. Stop with the comparisons and tit-for-tat BS, I'm sick of it. Two wrongs do not make a right.


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Re: Has this ever happened before?

Post by CatBot » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:18 pm

BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:00 pm
codecat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 am
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:25 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:31 pm
I don’t even know where to post this one. This is craaaaazzzzzy

I'm moving past the point at nervously laughing at the tinfoil-hat-MAGA crowd, and I'm starting to become legitimately scared. These idiots are friggin' insane, and there's a frightening amount of them. I was downtown minding my own business on my way to get my hair cut today, and got caught up in a small but batsh!t crazy crowd of Pro-Trump, flag-waving, semi-automatic open-carrying MAGAts. I was extremely uneasy and a little scared. I just don't see any reason people need to be carry rifles and semi-automatic weapons around in downtown Boise? Freedom to bear arms doesn't give carte blanche to be a dangerous asshole.
Now you know what conservatives have had to put up with from the left the last 4 years - I believe they are simply fighting back.
I don't even know how to respond to that. News flash - I AM a conservative. I'm certainly no Republican, because I feel the heart of that entire party has been stolen by the Trumpublicans, and what I grew up thinking of the Republican Party is no longer that.

As a conservative myself, I have not felt that I've personally "had to put up with" any threats to myself or my family for the last 4 years from "liberals" or Democrats. As a generalization, those parties seem to be trying to stop this rather than incite it. Yes, there are radical far-left terrorists too, and I denounce them the same. Portland is a special city to me, it's where I got engaged to my wife and has always been one of our favorite getaway places, and my heart has hurt watching what's happening there this past year. It's ALL wrong. Stop with the comparisons and tit-for-tat BS, I'm sick of it. Two wrongs do not make a right.
Good post. Being accused of being of 'lefty' because I cannot stand Trump is exhausting. The 'what-about-isms' are exhausting. Trump being the exact opposite of a conservative is exhausting. Watching Trump take down the GOP in a way that may take a generation to fix is exhausting. Watching the Capitol fall for the first time since 1814 by armed combatants carrying flags that swear allegiance to an individual and not the United States is exhausting.

I could go on and on. This nightmare needs to end as soon as possible.



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Re: Has this ever happened before?

Post by BozoneCat » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:02 pm

CatBot wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:18 pm
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:00 pm
codecat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 am
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:25 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:31 pm
I don’t even know where to post this one. This is craaaaazzzzzy

I'm moving past the point at nervously laughing at the tinfoil-hat-MAGA crowd, and I'm starting to become legitimately scared. These idiots are friggin' insane, and there's a frightening amount of them. I was downtown minding my own business on my way to get my hair cut today, and got caught up in a small but batsh!t crazy crowd of Pro-Trump, flag-waving, semi-automatic open-carrying MAGAts. I was extremely uneasy and a little scared. I just don't see any reason people need to be carry rifles and semi-automatic weapons around in downtown Boise? Freedom to bear arms doesn't give carte blanche to be a dangerous asshole.
Now you know what conservatives have had to put up with from the left the last 4 years - I believe they are simply fighting back.
I don't even know how to respond to that. News flash - I AM a conservative. I'm certainly no Republican, because I feel the heart of that entire party has been stolen by the Trumpublicans, and what I grew up thinking of the Republican Party is no longer that.

As a conservative myself, I have not felt that I've personally "had to put up with" any threats to myself or my family for the last 4 years from "liberals" or Democrats. As a generalization, those parties seem to be trying to stop this rather than incite it. Yes, there are radical far-left terrorists too, and I denounce them the same. Portland is a special city to me, it's where I got engaged to my wife and has always been one of our favorite getaway places, and my heart has hurt watching what's happening there this past year. It's ALL wrong. Stop with the comparisons and tit-for-tat BS, I'm sick of it. Two wrongs do not make a right.
Good post. Being accused of being of 'lefty' because I cannot stand Trump is exhausting. The 'what-about-isms' are exhausting. Trump being the exact opposite of a conservative is exhausting. Watching Trump take down the GOP in a way that may take a generation to fix is exhausting. Watching the Capitol fall for the first time since 1814 by armed combatants carrying flags that swear allegiance to an individual and not the United States is exhausting.

I could go on and on. This nightmare needs to end as soon as possible.
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Re: Has this ever happened before?

Post by wbtfg » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:02 pm

CatBot wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:18 pm
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:00 pm
codecat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 am
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:25 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:31 pm
I don’t even know where to post this one. This is craaaaazzzzzy

I'm moving past the point at nervously laughing at the tinfoil-hat-MAGA crowd, and I'm starting to become legitimately scared. These idiots are friggin' insane, and there's a frightening amount of them. I was downtown minding my own business on my way to get my hair cut today, and got caught up in a small but batsh!t crazy crowd of Pro-Trump, flag-waving, semi-automatic open-carrying MAGAts. I was extremely uneasy and a little scared. I just don't see any reason people need to be carry rifles and semi-automatic weapons around in downtown Boise? Freedom to bear arms doesn't give carte blanche to be a dangerous asshole.
Now you know what conservatives have had to put up with from the left the last 4 years - I believe they are simply fighting back.
I don't even know how to respond to that. News flash - I AM a conservative. I'm certainly no Republican, because I feel the heart of that entire party has been stolen by the Trumpublicans, and what I grew up thinking of the Republican Party is no longer that.

As a conservative myself, I have not felt that I've personally "had to put up with" any threats to myself or my family for the last 4 years from "liberals" or Democrats. As a generalization, those parties seem to be trying to stop this rather than incite it. Yes, there are radical far-left terrorists too, and I denounce them the same. Portland is a special city to me, it's where I got engaged to my wife and has always been one of our favorite getaway places, and my heart has hurt watching what's happening there this past year. It's ALL wrong. Stop with the comparisons and tit-for-tat BS, I'm sick of it. Two wrongs do not make a right.
Good post. Being accused of being of 'lefty' because I cannot stand Trump is exhausting. The 'what-about-isms' are exhausting. Trump being the exact opposite of a conservative is exhausting. Watching Trump take down the GOP in a way that may take a generation to fix is exhausting. Watching the Capitol fall for the first time since 1814 by armed combatants carrying flags that swear allegiance to an individual and not the United States is exhausting.

I could go on and on. This nightmare needs to end as soon as possible.
Good post.



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Re: Has this ever happened before?

Post by Joe Bobcat » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:42 pm

wbtfg wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:02 pm
CatBot wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:18 pm
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:00 pm
codecat wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 am
BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:25 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:31 pm
I don’t even know where to post this one. This is craaaaazzzzzy

I'm moving past the point at nervously laughing at the tinfoil-hat-MAGA crowd, and I'm starting to become legitimately scared. These idiots are friggin' insane, and there's a frightening amount of them. I was downtown minding my own business on my way to get my hair cut today, and got caught up in a small but batsh!t crazy crowd of Pro-Trump, flag-waving, semi-automatic open-carrying MAGAts. I was extremely uneasy and a little scared. I just don't see any reason people need to be carry rifles and semi-automatic weapons around in downtown Boise? Freedom to bear arms doesn't give carte blanche to be a dangerous asshole.
Now you know what conservatives have had to put up with from the left the last 4 years - I believe they are simply fighting back.
I don't even know how to respond to that. News flash - I AM a conservative. I'm certainly no Republican, because I feel the heart of that entire party has been stolen by the Trumpublicans, and what I grew up thinking of the Republican Party is no longer that.

As a conservative myself, I have not felt that I've personally "had to put up with" any threats to myself or my family for the last 4 years from "liberals" or Democrats. As a generalization, those parties seem to be trying to stop this rather than incite it. Yes, there are radical far-left terrorists too, and I denounce them the same. Portland is a special city to me, it's where I got engaged to my wife and has always been one of our favorite getaway places, and my heart has hurt watching what's happening there this past year. It's ALL wrong. Stop with the comparisons and tit-for-tat BS, I'm sick of it. Two wrongs do not make a right.
Good post. Being accused of being of 'lefty' because I cannot stand Trump is exhausting. The 'what-about-isms' are exhausting. Trump being the exact opposite of a conservative is exhausting. Watching Trump take down the GOP in a way that may take a generation to fix is exhausting. Watching the Capitol fall for the first time since 1814 by armed combatants carrying flags that swear allegiance to an individual and not the United States is exhausting.

I could go on and on. This nightmare needs to end as soon as possible.
Good post.
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Scary, scary times.

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Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday's events.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi ... -democracy
"It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their Whiteness over democracy," the speaker said.



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https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/11/politics ... index.html

Belichick turns down Medal of Freedom. Wow, that had to be a tough decision. That's a pretty big award.


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"That's why I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican. I'm not a fellow of anything right now. I'm just a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat throughout my entire career. And right now I'm just watching my country and not concerned with parties."

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who criticized the Republican Party for supporting the behavior of President Trump



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CatBot wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:50 am
"That's why I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican. I'm not a fellow of anything right now. I'm just a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat throughout my entire career. And right now I'm just watching my country and not concerned with parties."

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who criticized the Republican Party for supporting the behavior of President Trump
I can understand his frustration. Many feel the same. Trump has become a cancer and I hope he exits for good. Just curious if Powell has declared that he is now a Democrat? It just says that he is not a fellow of anything right now.



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Cataholic wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:52 am
CatBot wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:50 am
"That's why I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican. I'm not a fellow of anything right now. I'm just a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat throughout my entire career. And right now I'm just watching my country and not concerned with parties."

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who criticized the Republican Party for supporting the behavior of President Trump
I can understand his frustration. Many feel the same. Trump has become a cancer and I hope he exits for good. Just curious if Powell has declared that he is now a Democrat? It just says that he is not a fellow of anything right now.
That's the part I like the best in his quote. Where is it said you have to be one or the other? Particularly in this situation where he seems to feel, as do I, that the GOP is now complete garbage and no longer worthy of his support. The partisan politicians need this divisive mentality because it's good for fundraising and otherwise winning elections. I'm astounded the number of Americans that fall victim to this mentality. Embarrassing really.



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Post by Cataholic » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:31 pm

CatBot wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:06 pm
Cataholic wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:52 am
CatBot wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:50 am
"That's why I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican. I'm not a fellow of anything right now. I'm just a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat throughout my entire career. And right now I'm just watching my country and not concerned with parties."

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who criticized the Republican Party for supporting the behavior of President Trump
I can understand his frustration. Many feel the same. Trump has become a cancer and I hope he exits for good. Just curious if Powell has declared that he is now a Democrat? It just says that he is not a fellow of anything right now.
That's the part I like the best in his quote. Where is it said you have to be one or the other? Particularly in this situation where he seems to feel, as do I, that the GOP is now complete garbage and no longer worthy of his support. The partisan politicians need this divisive mentality because it's good for fundraising and otherwise winning elections. I'm astounded the number of Americans that fall victim to this mentality. Embarrassing really.
I agree. I would have voted for Democratic Joe Manchin for President over either Trump or Biden. No question that the Republican Party was hurt by Trumps tactics last week, but just two months ago people were talking about how many seats the Democrats lost in the House due to their overly progressive agendas. I fully expect things will get back to normal as Trump sails into the sunset and the next scandal emerges in DC.



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iaafan wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:23 am
Just curious, but do you think Trump was speaking of the 200 idiots that broke into the Capitol, or the 10,000 people that were protesting peacefully outside?

And as a person that is ready to see Trump move out, I am not trying to defend him, but want to show how inflammatory and misleading these statements can be.



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