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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, January 18, 2021

As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. ProPublica reviewed thousands of videos uploaded publicly to the service that were archived by a programmer before Parler was taken offline by its web host.

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Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-18 05:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since Rebekah Mercer was the chief financial backer of Parlor and since she publicly stated that she wanted to "destroy the establishment no matter what it cost," I'm not the least bit surprised she'd have "her people" there to help gin up Trump's last ditch effort to stop the electoral count even if it meant murdering Trump's #1 and #2 antagonizers who were standing in the way.

It remains to be seen if they'll give it another try at the swearing in ceremony on Wednesday. Desperate people do desperate things.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-18 01:18 PM | Reply

If the day should ever come when we must go, if some day we are compelled to leave the scene of history, we will slam the door so hard that the universe will shake and mankind will stand back in stupefaction..
-Joseph Goebbels

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2021-01-18 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, the Devolution was televised.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-18 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This companion article is also a must read:

Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal

#5 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-01-18 05:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It looks like a redneck version of most protests for the first 2 hours. Usually rioters have the sense to at least wait until dark but this ---- goes off the rails in just 2 hours.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-01-19 07:22 AM | Reply

The right wing nuts sure work themselves into a frenzy a hell of a lot faster than left wing nuts.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-01-19 07:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

SITZ

" Usually rioters have the sense to at least wait until dark but this ---- goes off the rails in just 2 hours."

No choice. They had round trip tickets for the same day.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-19 08:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

Watch until the end:

twitter.com

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-19 08:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

F--k Parler and that stuipid bint Rebekah Mercer and her treacherous father Robert. I hope they go to prison. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Imagine having to coexist with all the lowest riff-raff their jurisdiction has to offer.

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-19 03:08 PM | Reply

SITZ

" Usually rioters have the sense to at least wait until dark"

It couldn't wait until after dark.

Trump had to time the riot to coincide with Pence announcing the state-by-state electoral votes at the joint session which would officially confirm Joe Biden as President.

Trump's timing was good ~ except he didn't count on Pence and Pelosi being alive and the session reconvening after the building had been cleared.

To use REDIAL's favorite descriptor of Trump ~ LEWZER!

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-19 03:13 PM | Reply

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