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Sunday, January 17, 2021

War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war.

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A lot of people will rue the day they began taking their own propaganda seriously.

...it was just supposed to be "Beet Talk", kids.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2021-01-16 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've known quite a few veterans of real wars in my life, I've never heard one of them ever say they wanted a Civil War in the United States. They who have actually fought in wars do not want wars here, it is only the lunatics that do. Know one thing clearly, if anyone advocates for war in your presence kick them, as hard as you can, right in the balls, then kick them in the head multiple times. Repeat as necessary.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-16 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#1
"Beet Talk" should read "Beer Talk".

#2,
Danni...Dayum!

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2021-01-16 04:22 PM | Reply

Putin's puppet delivers in spades.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-17 10:08 AM | Reply

Do any of them declare a goal of this war? Is it just to kill all the liberals or just anyone who doesn't accept Trump as POTUS?
Just as the Capitol insurrections realized when they breached the building, they have no plans and no goal other than to whine.

#5 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-01-17 10:28 AM | Reply

BOAZ used to speak of civil war all the time. It was a sick attraction, especially for a man who claimed he'd actually seen war.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-17 11:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#5 ... Just as the Capitol insurrections realized when they breached the building, they have no plans and no goal other than to whine. ...

My current view is the the overwhelming majority of those who breached the building had no plan. They were more playing out some manner of live-action fantasy game than anything else.

But some did have a plan, as evidenced by the things, and the type of things, stolen (and I'm not talking about Spkr Pelosi's podium...).

I would not be surprised at all if there were some manner of highly organized [domestic] terror cells operating that day.


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-17 11:35 AM | Reply

"State Rep. Tim Butler, a Springfield Republican who represents the same area as Lincoln did in the state legislature, condemned the attack on the Capitol during a speech on the Illinois House floor and urged more Republicans to speak up.

"If you're not stepping up and denouncing this, no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, I don't have a place for you ...," Butler said. "The favorite son of this city was murdered because of a civil war as he was president. I'm not going to see a civil war on my watch, I can tell you that."

Make that man a Senator ASAP! That's how Republicans used to talk before Reagan, Bush, Bush and then....yuck....Trump.
Where are the Eisenhower Republicans? Yes I was raised as a Democrat and have been a Democrat all my life but we all respected Eisenhower. We still do. The others quit competing over real issues and just allowed the billionaires to buy their way into office so that they would then primarily represent those billionaires. Eisenhower would never have proposed tax cuts like Reagan, Dubya and Trump proposed because it would have been bad for the nation and he, unlike the Republicans who came after him, didn't really give a crap about the country. They did get successively worse over the decades, I didn't think it could get worse than George W. Bush but then Trump has proven I was wrong. Thank God it is only 3 more days until he is history and his 21 gun salute with a military band exit is so laughable that he doesn't even realize what a fool he is making of himself.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-17 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's cult brags that he never started a foreign war.

No, he did something much worse - he started a civil war.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-17 03:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

BOAZ used to speak of civil war all the time. It was a sick attraction, especially for a man who claimed he'd actually seen war.

#6 | Posted by Zed

He was a keyboard warrior in Afghanistan, armed only with a computer.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-17 05:09 PM | Reply

Er, isn't it illegal to foment a rebellion against the government, including Congressmen helping to incite this?

I suppose if the FBI took the threats seriously, it would appear that an actual civil war was under way, so they're ignoring them for now.

Thanks to Rush Limbaugh, et al, for the last 20 years for starting this crap in the first place. Spreading lies and deceit against "liberals" until it finally came to a head.

He ought to be the first in line in the Judgement seat trial.

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-17 09:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I've added a new twist to Jefferson's old saying.
"From time to time the tree of liberty needs to be refreshed with the blood of fascists and domestic terrorists...."

#12 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-01-17 11:26 PM | Reply

I hope they all get psittacosis.

#13 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 03:52 AM | Reply

Neither Democrats nor Republicans control thus country. The media controls this country and always has. In Eisenhower days, all you knew about government came from ABC, CBS, and NBC. Together, they told Americans only what they wanted .them to hear. Fortunately there was a thing called journalistic integrity, the media completely controlled Americans, but at least there were "adults" behind the wheel.

Today you have CNN, Fox, Twitter, Facebook. All viewpoints get out, but there's no filter so the most extreme are amplified, it is a free for all and Journalistic integrity no longer exists. If it bleeds, it leads, ratings, clicks and profits rule every decision. This is what is dividing us. The media is doing it, on purpose.

#14 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-01-18 05:41 AM | Reply

We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.

--Will Durant

#15 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 06:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pence "proud" Trump did not start any new wars overseas while ignoring the war Trump started within our country. What a $#%head! The fly was right.

#16 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2021-01-18 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Today you have CNN, Fox, Twitter, Facebook. All viewpoints get out, but there's no filter so the most extreme are amplified, it is a free for all and Journalistic integrity no longer exists. If it bleeds, it leads, ratings, clicks and profits rule every decision. This is what is dividing us. The media is doing it, on purpose.

#14 | Posted by Miranda7

YOu're half right but you're using false equivalency. The media has never told the whole truth, but fox was specifically created to lie and deceive half the country to push a losing agenda. When fox news appeared americans stopped agreeing on anything because its viewers abandoned reality and selected to live in delusion.

Then facebook came along and made it worse.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-18 12:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"My current view is the the overwhelming majority of those who breached the building had no plan."

Really? No plan?

I'm pretty sure the plan was to install Trump as King. Or Caliph. Or maybe Supreme Leader...

Fuhrer, maybe?

#18 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-01-18 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Today you have CNN, Fox, Twitter, Facebook.

There's your problem.

Two of those entities are news organizations and two are social media apps.

Problem is. More people are getting their news from Facebook and Twitter than CNN or FOX.

Trumps greatest strength was telling his cultists what to believe via Twitter.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-01-18 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Some great anti-Cruz, anti-Hawley videos here:

reallyamerican.com

Reminds me of the stuff the Lincoln Project was putting out before the election.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-01-18 01:15 PM | Reply

Trump may not have started any foriegn wars... but he did supply the Saudis with all the weapons they wanted for war against Yemen, going around congress's rejection of the sale.
Not exactly free of blood on his hands... just good at getting others to host the blame.

#21 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-01-18 01:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

i think they'll regroup and work on police and military members, and strike on July 4.

#22 | Posted by ichiro at 2021-01-18 05:04 PM | Reply

More rightwing----------- fantasies by
guys who'd rather Cosplay that they are
in the military (militias, Civil War
reinactors) than actually join the real one.

Just like the right's supposed ownership on
patriotism. Wearing Tricorner hats and Patriot
garb, tying yellow ribbons around trees, and
waving Trump flags and Confederate flags
everywhere. Posers. Readers of fantasy diatribes and fiction.

Real patriotism is getting up at 3:30 a.m.
every workday in WV, and commuting by car and train 2hrs into DC and work, working an 8.5 hr shift, then commuting 2hrs back out to your WV home. And then doing that all year, with little to no thanks from anyone, all in quiet service to your country. A service which is now going on 19 years.

And I know others that commute from PA, and even farther, that do more, that protect this country with life, limb, and badge. Every day! Without thanks! Without public recognition!

The common citizen can't even comprehend either their fortune or the dedication that is shown by the simple people that serve, protect, and guard this country, unsung, day after day, for whole lifetimes and careers, on both the military and civilian side. If they did many of them would be ashamed of how they talk about and treat some of the finest human beings I've ever had the privilege to know. THOSE are the True Patriots of this country! The unsung millions who willingly and gladly serve this country, every damned day...without accolades, without publicity, simply for the love of this nation.

Beware the braggarts in life, for they are almost always false. Its the quiet soldier in the corner of the bar, sitting alone, that's who you need to buy the drink for...

I'm out!

#23 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-01-18 08:35 PM | Reply

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