Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by sancarlos » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:08 pm

Friend of sancarlos posted: What happened in our capital is unacceptable and the people involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I also felt the same way about EVERY rioter (no not peaceful protestors) over the past few years. You cannot just claim disgust and demand justice when it’s the other side doing horrible things. This makes you a massive hypocrite even if you are spot on in your current analysis. I was disgusted with the many riots and take overs of city streets before and just as disgusted (If not more) with what happened yesterday.

We have different opinions but let’s stop trying to alienate each other. The actions of a few unhinged right wingers don’t reflect the feelings of the overwhelming majority of Republicans just like the actions of crazy leftist rioters didn’t reflect the values of most Democrats.

I’m no Trump supporter (did not vote for him either time) but I also left the Democratic Party in early 2020 as I am really more of a centrist. The election is over , Trump lost and as was said last time around elections have consequences. However the actions of those in power also have consequences. Democrats the ball is in your court. Please do not govern out of revenge but try to do what is best for our Union.

Be safe out there my friends!

sancarlos responded: Agree, J. But let’s not make false equivalencies. This was an attack on the US capitol. A lot different than breaking a window at Walgreens.

Some other guy posted: Hi Pat - as an attendee I will tell you it was a SMALL minority and with at least one known antifa operative already released by DC police...

sancarlos responded: Bullshit!
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by Steve of phpBB » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:31 pm

Yeah, I'd say that an attack on the Capitol is different from vandalizing or looting a Walgreen's ... but also, the folks attacking the Capitol were acting at the incitement of Trump and the GOP establishment, while the folks attacking a Walgreen's were not acting at the incitement of Biden or the Democrats, or based on a Big Lie being promoted by Biden and the Dems.

Not to mention the frenzied mob violence against the cop in that video and also apparently Brian Sicknick.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:32 pm

"as an attendee"

why do these people seem hellbent on broadcasting their presence?
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by A_B » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:28 pm

It's not Facebook but's in the same vein, and I think I've mentioned it before. A few of us old volleyball dads still keep up in a text chain and earlier year one of them went off about covid, saying its a hoax and trump was right and trump would win again. He's the one that ended up with covid of course (along with the other conservative leaning dad in the group, actually) and went on a rant then left all the group message. He went off again this week, and it just happened to be during the UK game where Bama kicked the shit out of us so I was already pissed off. I countered every one of his point (swears the whole election was rigged, keeps touting the late votes being fake, dead people voting,e tc.) with actual facts. Nothing pisses these people off more than incontrovertible facts.

Anyway, he posted some this again yesterday and it happened to be right as the impeachment vote was happening. He's saying he's proud to be the gun slinging god fearing red blooded conservative and Trump is gonna win and Biden will never be president. Of course I respond once the vote is over saying, "well, I'll had donny this, he's twice any other president when it comes to impeachment." He doesn't respond, then last night after I've gone to bed he posts these long texts about he'll be proven to be right and that he just heard about the second impeachment and "you people will be sorry" when he's proven right. Then he leaves all the group texts again.

These red blooded gun toters sure can be babies.
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by The Sybian » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:42 pm

A_B wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:28 pm
It's not Facebook but's in the same vein, and I think I've mentioned it before. A few of us old volleyball dads still keep up in a text chain and earlier year one of them went off about covid, saying its a hoax and trump was right and trump would win again. He's the one that ended up with covid of course (along with the other conservative leaning dad in the group, actually) and went on a rant then left all the group message. He went off again this week, and it just happened to be during the UK game where Bama kicked the shit out of us so I was already pissed off. I countered every one of his point (swears the whole election was rigged, keeps touting the late votes being fake, dead people voting,e tc.) with actual facts. Nothing pisses these people off more than incontrovertible facts.

Anyway, he posted some this again yesterday and it happened to be right as the impeachment vote was happening. He's saying he's proud to be the gun slinging god fearing red blooded conservative and Trump is gonna win and Biden will never be president. Of course I respond once the vote is over saying, "well, I'll had donny this, he's twice any other president when it comes to impeachment." He doesn't respond, then last night after I've gone to bed he posts these long texts about he'll be proven to be right and that he just heard about the second impeachment and "you people will be sorry" when he's proven right. Then he leaves all the group texts again.

These red blooded gun toters sure can be babies.
People like this were so angry when Obama said they cling to their guns and religion, yet they love to point out that they are God-fearing gun toting people as a mark of righteousness.
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by mister d » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:25 pm

Volleyball Dads would be a great indie band name.
Steve of phpBB wrote:What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?

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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by tennbengal » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 pm

mister d wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:25 pm
Volleyball Dads would be a great indie band name.
But maybe "Militant Volleyball Dads"...

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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by mister d » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:36 pm

Now you're getting more punk.
Steve of phpBB wrote:What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?

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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:37 pm

Yeah, one of the "funniest" aspects of this burgeoning breed of conservatives is how they are constantly talking about snowflakes and libs being triggered.

Like... Do you even hear yourself? It's pretty amazing.
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by mister d » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:38 pm

In the last 4.5 years or so, what hasn't either been hypocrisy or straight-up projection?
Steve of phpBB wrote:What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?

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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by P.D.X. » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:45 pm

I mean... most right wing comments (that I see in my sheltered online presence at least) go ad hominem to some extent right off the bat. Not sure it's so much about the meaning of the insults but rather the hurling of them that's the point. If there was logic involved they wouldn't be where they stand in the first place.

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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by Brontoburglar » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:03 pm

Volleyball Dad Coup
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by rass » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:45 pm

GIVE ME LIBERO OR GIVE ME DEATH
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by A_B » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:48 pm

rass wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:45 pm
GIVE ME LIBERO OR GIVE ME DEATH
Oh that's good.
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Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Post by Giff » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:43 am

mister d wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:38 pm
In the last 24.5 years or so, what hasn't either been hypocrisy or straight-up projection?
FIFY.
Muh.

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