Where Were You on June 9, 2022?

 

On the ninth day of the sixth month, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Twenty-Two, the American House of Representatives convened a television show about a political protest some years earlier.  The clips from this show will be used as “facts” for elections in 2022 and 2024.  These clips will be used by Democrat campaigns, of course, but more to the point, they will be used by the state-run media to condition voters and vote managers.  The more people in on the next steal, the less work each plotter involved must do.

I cannot rate the show very highly.  It has terrible pacing and features weak performances from the usual crew of identical new faces who for some reason keep showing up on our screens.  It wasn’t like this in the old days.  It used to be that a show needed some strong performances and tight writing to get popular.  There was a kind of platinum age of television heralded by the beloved but now-unwatchable “Babylon 5,” which was a watershed in long-arc, multi-season plotting of a broadcast series.  Shows followed in different genres: “The Sopranos,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Dexter,” “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul.”  This current offering from the House is poorly done.  It’s amazing it got greenlit.

I never watched the Sopranos until these days.  I’m midway through the fourth Season.

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  1. American Abroad Thatcher
    American Abroad
    @AmericanAbroad

    I haven’t been watching.  Government doesn’t do hardly anything right, so no surprise that they can’t produce a gripping political action drama about January 6.    

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  2. E. Kent Golding Member
    E. Kent Golding
    @EKentGolding

    For entertainment I recommend music, reading, or outdoor activities.    TV just isn’t that interesting anymore.

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  3. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    I had every intention to watch, but then I realized that those (comedian) Bill Burr clips from the Conan O’Brien Show weren’t going to watch themselves.

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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Where was I? I worked from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed, trying to provide for my family suffering under the Biden regime. 

    This has been my whole week, actually. I’m tired of sitting at my desk.

    I do get out for a bike ride twice a day since my commute is now by bicycle as a way to save on gasoline. So I guess there’s that.

    [REDACTED] Joe Biden.

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  5. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    I didn’t watch, was there a significant portion devoted to Ray Epps?  Hah!

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  6. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    I really liked it.  Mike Pence is emerging as a moral giant, the man who stood in the breach and did what he knew he had to do, instead of what he was being pressured to do.  Mike Pence for the “Profiles in Courage” award.

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case.  “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.    

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  7. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I really liked it. Mike Pence is emerging as a moral giant, the man who stood in the breach and did what he knew he had to do, instead of what he was being pressured to do. Mike Pence for the “Profiles in Courage” award.

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    Then it is a lie.  Pence is a little backstabber and has always been one.  He tends to hang in the shadows of great men and take a bit of their glow for his own use.

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  8. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    I started to watch Bennie Thompson’s opening statement until he got to “We know that seven people lost their lives … ”  I thought I’d watch until the first blatant lie, as sort of a metaphor for the whole thing.  Click.   Hi Tucker.

    If Pelosi hadn’t stacked the deck in selecting the Committee, I might have tried to watch.  Why anyone would put any credence in it is beyond me.

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  9. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I really liked it. Mike Pence is emerging as a moral giant, the man who stood in the breach and did what he knew he had to do, instead of what he was being pressured to do. Mike Pence for the “Profiles in Courage” award.

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    Fair enough.  I’ve just had it with congressional theatrics.  They need to remove cameras from their hearings yesterday.  Even as something of a political junky, I can hardly stand to watch.

    As to the substance, assuming Cheney can back up the claims (and I assume she can), President Trump’s actions on the 6th were unconscionable.  I would have favored simple articles of impeachment coming on Jan. 7 or 8 alleging dereliction of duty, followed by hearings on Jan. 11 and 12, followed by a vote.  Pelosi’s articles of impeachment were a joke and designed to chase Republicans away and designed to ensure an acquittal in the Senate.  

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    WATCH: January 6 Committee Plays Deceptively Edited Video of Capitol Riot

    Further . . .

    There was no opportunity to question the deceptive video. Rep. Thompson called a recess immediately after the video was played, and there is no representative of the opposing side — neither on the committee itself, nor among the witnesses.

    This is a Soviet-style show trial.

    That the Democrats are doing this while Americans suffer under high food and fuel prices, violence, border invasion, et al shows that the Democrats just want a distraction from the failures of the Regime.

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  11. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case.  “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.    

     

     Boy are you easily impressed.

    We will prove that Liz Cheney and her father Dick, all the Bushes, possibly the Pences,  high ranking members of the FBI the CIA and others, were poseurs, liars and frauds who at best do not have America’s best interests in mind. 

    How’s that for a formulation? Impressive???

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  12. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

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  13. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    I was watching something more important (and entertaining): Tampa Bay Lighting vs. New York Rangers.

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  14. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

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  15. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    I was leveling my sorcerer in FFXIV and wondering whether I would have to cancel my vacation because of fuel prices. 

    I wish I had enough privilege to actually believe this relitigation of Trump’s impeachment to rile up Democrat voters for the mid-terms had any relevance to my life. 

    But as Gary showed, this was pure Cinemax After Midnight for the OrangeManBad crowd. 

     

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  16. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax)
    @DonG

    If you are going to make an info-mercial to sell crap, you need to get Ron Popeil (or his ghost) involved.   That guy made some stuff you could watch and it sold merch.

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  17. Django Member
    Django
    @Django

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I really liked it. Mike Pence is emerging as a moral giant, the man who stood in the breach and did what he knew he had to do, instead of what he was being pressured to do. Mike Pence for the “Profiles in Courage” award.

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    In a just world, these liars would be flushed down the toilet in November. Actually, all that really requires is conscious voters.

    EDIT:

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  18. Jager Coolidge
    Jager
    @Jager

    Did not watch and do not care. 

    No one I know from Democrat to hard core Trump supporter watched or cared.

    Even as pure political theater this fell flat. It was always going to fall flat. 

    Normal people have so many real problems to worry about. A bunch of idiots illegally entering the Capital (an event that last a hand full of hours and had no lasting impact on anything) just does not matter. 

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  19. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    I took my daughter to the last night of vacation Bible school.

    I should duplicate the tweet I shared yesterday showing the horrors of cheap prices on January 6. Update it with $5 gas, $3 eggs, etc. The worst part is that it is being done deliberately to us. Where do I send my bill to you Gary to cover the difference between Trump’s America and yours?

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  20. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Jager (View Comment):
    Normal people have so many real problems to worry about. A bunch of idiots illegally entering the Capital (an event that last a hand full of hours and had no lasting impact on anything) just does not matter. 

    It really doesn’t.

    As you say “had no lasting impact on anything.”

    Meanwhile, Democrats are encouraging attacks on SCOTUS justices. Biden talks about arresting all Republicans.

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  21. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I really liked it. Mike Pence is emerging as a moral giant, the man who stood in the breach and did what he knew he had to do, instead of what he was being pressured to do. Mike Pence for the “Profiles in Courage” award.

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    Fair enough. I’ve just had it with congressional theatrics. They need to remove cameras from their hearings yesterday. Even as something of a political junky, I can hardly stand to watch.

    As to the substance, assuming Cheney can back up the claims (and I assume she can), President Trump’s actions on the 6th were unconscionable. I would have favored simple articles of impeachment coming on Jan. 7 or 8 alleging dereliction of duty, followed by hearings on Jan. 11 and 12, followed by a vote. Pelosi’s articles of impeachment were a joke and designed to chase Republicans away and designed to ensure an acquittal in the Senate.

    You are absolutely correct.  Pelosi should have let Cheney write the articles of impeachment and then be the Lead House Manager.  Trump was a Republican mess to clean up.

    If it were all my way, and they prove the seven elements that Cheney outlined, Trump should be prosecuted, and after conviction, his sentence should be commuted.  The conviction would stand, but we cannot jail former presidents like a banana republic.  

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  22. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    WATCH: January 6 Committee Plays Deceptively Edited Video of Capitol Riot

    The article is from Breitbart News.  My beloved Andrew Breitbart must be turning over in his grave at what they have done to his website.

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  23. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    The word “banana” is forbidden.

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  24. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Franco (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

     

    Boy are you easily impressed.

    We will prove that Liz Cheney and her father Dick, all the Bushes, possibly the Pences, high ranking members of the FBI the CIA and others, were poseurs, liars and frauds who at best do not have America’s best interests in mind.

    How’s that for a formulation? Impressive???

    Cheney has the receipts, you don’t.

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  25. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    WATCH: January 6 Committee Plays Deceptively Edited Video of Capitol Riot

    The article is from Breitbart News. My beloved Andrew Breitbart must be turning over in his grave at what they have done to his website.

    Oh, please. Enough with the concern trolling. I think rather he’d be turning over in his grave over what the guy you voted for is doing to this country.

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  26. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Cheney has the receipts, you don’t.

    LOL! No, she doesn’t. She tells lies.

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  27. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    WATCH: January 6 Committee Plays Deceptively Edited Video of Capitol Riot

    The article is from Breitbart News. My beloved Andrew Breitbart must be turning over in his grave at what they have done to his website.

    Oh, please. Enough with the concern trolling. I think rather he’d be turning over in his grave over what the guy you voted for is doing to this country.

    Purposely. 

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  28. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Cheney has the receipts, you don’t.

    LOL! No, she doesn’t. She tells lies.

    I’d suggest a little caution here.  Let’s take one narrow issue: once the Capitol building was breached, what did Pres. Trump do?  I think there is ample proof that he was completely derelict in his duties to act.  It’s not enough to say that Congress should have had the Capitol police better prepared, etc. (though they should have been).  Pres. Trump (allegedly, but probably provably) did nothing to mobilize any law enforcement/guard troops to help quell and expel the mob.  He also approved of the mob’s actions.  This, in and of itself, was worthy of impeachment and barring from future office.  He was in a position to call off the mob and to send assistance.  But he refused, and that’s unconscionable.

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  29. AMD Texas Member
    AMD Texas
    @DarinJohnson

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I really liked it. Mike Pence is emerging as a moral giant, the man who stood in the breach and did what he knew he had to do, instead of what he was being pressured to do. Mike Pence for the “Profiles in Courage” award.

    Liz Cheney was like a prosecutor in opening argument outlining her case. “We will prove….” was a sentence construction that she use frequently and effectively.

    We must have watched different shows. I didn’t find the Cheney character effective or convincing.

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  30. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax)
    @DonG

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    “We know that seven people lost their lives … ”

    Nobody talks about that poor women that the Pelosi’s troopers beat to death with clubs.

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