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Posted: Feb 16, 2022 - 12:40pm

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If you're disaffected and love political violence, clap your hands (...)

Wait, nothing about social capital?
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Posted: Feb 16, 2022 - 12:28pm

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There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers
.....    If you're disaffected and white clap your hands.


If you're disaffected and love political violence, clap your hands for both Trump and Elon Musk.  

What is to admire?  

Both Trump and Musk are willing to sacrifice a large number of lives of fellow citizens and customers for FREEDOM!!! 

Frankly, I did not believe that Elon Musk was quite that willing to risk his reputation and future sales.  Or maybe he did not given the apparent widespread support for political violence.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2022 - 11:36am

There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers
The truckers’ protest in Ottawa is the latest barrage from the world’s disaffected in the revolt that found expression in the 2016 election of Donald Trump, the 2017 Unite the Right march on Charlottesville, Va., the rise of QAnon and the Jan. 6 insurrection in the halls of Congress.

One thing that stands out in the Canadian truckers’ protests against vaccination requirements specifically and the Trudeau government generally is the strong support they are getting from conservative political leaders and media figures in this country.

“We want those great Canadian truckers to know that we are with them all the way,” Trump told rally-goers in Conroe, Texas, on Jan. 29.

“I see they have Trump signs all over the place and I’m proud that they do,” he added.

On Feb. 12, Trump brought it home to America during a Fox News appearance, “That’s what happens, you can push people so far and our country is a tinderbox too, don’t kid yourself.”

(...)
If you're white and disaffected clap your hands.
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Posted: Feb 16, 2022 - 9:51am

Meet Tamara Lich.
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Posted: Feb 15, 2022 - 1:20pm

When ‘Freedom’ Means the Right to Destroy *
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Posted: Feb 14, 2022 - 7:19pm

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The inconsistency over street protests is particularly black and white.

When a convoy of White people in trucks promotes chaos and lawlessness on the northern border, Republican officials call them heroes, and former president Donald Trump invites them to the United States. When a caravan of Brown people on foot posed a remote chance of chaos and lawlessness on the southern border in 2018, Trump called in the military to protect against the “MANY CRIMINALS.”

When (predominantly White) crowds protest for the right to ignore public health rules in mostly peaceful but occasionally violent and highly disruptive actions, Republican officials hail the glory of civil disobedience. When (heavily Black) crowds protested for racial justice in mostly peaceful but occasionally violent and highly disruptive actions, Trump called them “rioters, looters and anarchists” not to mention “terrorists,” “arsonists” and “violent mobs.”

“I’m old enough to remember when Black Lives Matter shut down highways and the right responded with laws making it easier to run protesters over — and get away with it!” conservative Matt Lewis wrote in the Daily Beast. It’s true: Last year, Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, signed a law granting civil immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a street. Texas, Oklahoma and other states enacted similar laws.

 
You do know that there is a difference between run people over on purpose such as that Christmas parade and trying to escape from protesters, if say you made a wrong turn at the wrong time and found yourself suddenly in the middle of a protest ?  You're going to sit there calmly with your wife and kids in the car and wait for them to leave you alone and let you move on.  Right ...

And then there was Seattle with those folks out on the freeway, at night.  I was always told not to play on the freeway cuz you might get hurt or even killed.  I think that was good advice then and now.

I already know what I would do if I was suddenly surrounded by a group of hostile unfriendly people while driving.  I made that decision back in the 70's when I was driving my coffee truck.  Same rules apply today.  I would of course drive myself immediately to the closest cop shop and turn myself in for whatever may come. Judged by 12 or carried by 6.

ymwv, of course

Maybe growing up in the 60's and all the riots and protests of all kind we had back then had something to do with this decision ...

And maybe having been a professional driver for 25 years or so total.  Still have my Class A CDL.

A look back at the LA Race Riots, a trucker beating and the heroes who came to his aid.

The 40th anniversary will be this April

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Posted: Feb 14, 2022 - 6:54pm

The inconsistency over street protests is particularly black and white.

When a convoy of White people in trucks promotes chaos and lawlessness on the northern border, Republican officials call them heroes, and former president Donald Trump invites them to the United States. When a caravan of Brown people on foot posed a remote chance of chaos and lawlessness on the southern border in 2018, Trump called in the military to protect against the “MANY CRIMINALS.”

When (predominantly White) crowds protest for the right to ignore public health rules in mostly peaceful but occasionally violent and highly disruptive actions, Republican officials hail the glory of civil disobedience. When (heavily Black) crowds protested for racial justice in mostly peaceful but occasionally violent and highly disruptive actions, Trump called them “rioters, looters and anarchists” not to mention “terrorists,” “arsonists” and “violent mobs.”

“I’m old enough to remember when Black Lives Matter shut down highways and the right responded with laws making it easier to run protesters over — and get away with it!” conservative Matt Lewis wrote in the Daily Beast. It’s true: Last year, Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, signed a law granting civil immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a street. Texas, Oklahoma and other states enacted similar laws.



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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 4:16pm

Somewhere a village is missing its future sheriff...
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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 1:02pm

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Judge is a real card, ain't he?
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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 12:52pm

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'Merica!





Judge Mandates Prosecutors Only Refer To Kyle Rittenhouse As ‘Hero’



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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 12:23pm

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Not only will he be acquitted, he'll be elected to Congress in 2028. Or maybe his mother will be next year.


'Merica!
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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 12:15pm

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Not only will he be acquitted, he'll be elected to Congress in 2028. Or maybe his mother will be next year.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 11:20am

Prosecutors cannot call those shot by Kyle Rittenhouse 'victims.' But 'looters' is OK
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Posted: Jul 10, 2021 - 7:08am

BLM and Floyd protests were largely peaceful, data confirms
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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 11:15am

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fixed that 

Good editorial change.  I accept that.  :-) 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 11:13am

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Because SELF righteous political violence has been and still is popular?  



fixed that 
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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 11:00am

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Maxine Waters, a/k/a leftwingnutjob, has a long history of absolutely absurd comments dating back to the rodney king/la riots, that threaten due process and the laws of this land.
I have no idea how or why the democrats have allowed her to progress so high within the ranks of that party.



Because righteous political violence has been and still is popular?  

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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 9:35am

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Maxine Waters, a/k/a leftwingnutjob, has a long history of absolutely absurd comments dating back to the rodney king/la riots, that threaten due process and the laws of this land.
I have no idea how or why the democrats have allowed her to progress so high within the ranks of that party.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 7:36am

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 sirdroseph wrote:

It is not hard to find this information if you really want it, but you don't.   As a matter of fact I have already posted numerous articles and videos that addresses this explicitly (perhaps more than many here would like, I get it).

That's not an answer...   Give names.  Tell us why they want to destroy things.  Inform us beyond posting what others say...tell us your thoughts.
 
Pretty sure I have done enough of that over the years which is why I started posting smarter more articulate and knowledgeable people than me to get certain points across.  Suffice to say broad answer is national BLM chapter with long goal of destroying the nuclear family and capitalism, an enabling and complicit media and of course Antifa and many other individuals who want to dismantle our country as we know it.  I could post numerous videos and articles of knowledgeable people and the words of individuals in these organizations themselves who freely espouse these notions and probably will post more when I have more time.  As for now, just go on the premise that I am an ignorant racist, white supremacist Nazi as this will fit your world view of all those that are concerned of the obvious and dangerous divisiveness of a cause that stirs up anger with no real intention of actually helping to solve the issues of those they purport to champion.  Quite the contrary, these individuals and organizations profit from the suffering, anger and destruction and will continuously move the goal post until the bitter end.  Just a couple of quick little starter videos:
 
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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 6:20am

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It is not hard to find this information if you really want it, but you don't.   As a matter of fact I have already posted numerous articles and videos that addresses this explicitly (perhaps more than many here would like, I get it).

That's not an answer...   Give names.  Tell us why they want to destroy things.  Inform us beyond posting what others say...tell us your thoughts.

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