We Almost Lost the Republic Again Thursday Night

 

Insurrectionist thugs instigated by violent rhetoric from Steven Colbert (pronounced COLbert) stormed House offices after hours last night. Their mission: to overthrow the government. Why else would they be there? Heroic Capitol police apprehended them after some time. Luckily, no blood was shed, by the grace of God.

I can’t stop shaking, thinking about how close we came to losing the republic last night. This marvelous experiment, almost lost to these traitorous thugs. I hope they are all detained in solitary. After all, how can they learn how to live in a free country unless we deprive them of a few basic rights?

Waiting for President Biden’s strong condemnation of what was essentially an act of war.

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/colbert-late-show-triumph-insult-dog-capitol-police-1235297757/

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  1. Django Member
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    Brilliant! I nominate this for Post of The Year.

    I expect similar acclamations from the rest of The Ricochetti. 

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  2. Judge Mental Member
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    @JudgeMental

    And since thousands of people have died since then, we must acknowledge that thousands of people died as a result of this.

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  3. Sisyphus Member
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    Post hoc ergo propter hoc, the basis of all modern discourse.

    • #3
  4. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    I’m expecting a thrilling account of how AOC escaped death.

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I’m expecting a thrilling account of how AOC escaped death.

    Once someone tells her about it, I’m sure she can come up with something.

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  6. Judge Mental Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I’m expecting a thrilling account of how AOC escaped death.

    Once someone tells her about it, I’m sure she can come up with something.

    Since they were pounding on Jim Jordan’s door, he should be doing parody versions of the stuff she said.  Hiding in his bathroom, behind the door, all the rest.

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  7. Cassandro Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    One side observation.  The article says, “The incident comes amid heightened security and tension in the halls of Congress as hearings into the riot by former President Donald Trump’s supporters that ensued in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.”

    I personally heard someone refer to ex-president Trump recently, but why the novel distinction?  This can’t have come out of nowhere.  And it can’t be purposeless.  This seems to me to be intended to keep the Trump-as-crazy-enemy narrative alive.  I think, like coercing people to use myriad pronouns for people — and thus legitimize their claims — or else suffer socially, this is intended to subtly maneuver people to refer to Trump as a would-be usurper, or else suffer some social stigma or embarrassment.

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Cassandro (View Comment):

    One side observation. The article says, “The incident comes amid heightened security and tension in the halls of Congress as hearings into the riot by former President Donald Trump’s supporters that ensued in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.”

    I personally heard someone refer to ex-president Trump recently, but why the novel distinction? This can’t have come out of nowhere. And it can’t be purposeless. This seems to me to be intended to keep the Trump-as-crazy-enemy narrative alive. I think, like coercing people to use myriad pronouns for people — and thus legitimize their claims — or else suffer socially, this is intended to subtly maneuver people to refer to Trump as a would-be usurper, or else suffer some social stigma or embarrassment.

    Maybe just repeating “The Big Lie” over and over wasn’t getting the job done?

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  9. Buckpasser Member
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    And since thousands of people have died since then, we must acknowledge that thousands of people died as a result of this.

    I thought everyone who dies, dies of COVID?

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  10. Stad Coolidge
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    You beat me to it!  I was going to ask if these people will be detained indefinitely like the 1/6 folks . . .

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  11. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    You beat me to it! I was going to ask if these people will be detained indefinitely like the 1/6 folks . . .

    As close as they came to toppling the government? Yer dang right they should be detained indefinitely. I say reassign all Border Patrol agents to DC immediately before it falls to the forces of darkness and, nay, woe. 

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  12. Stad Coolidge
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    You beat me to it! I was going to ask if these people will be detained indefinitely like the 1/6 folks . . .

    As close as they came to toppling the government? Yer dang right they should be detained indefinitely. I say reassign all Border Patrol agents to DC immediately before it falls to the forces of darkness and, nay, woe.

    But . . . but . . . Colbert will have to write his own material!

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    You beat me to it! I was going to ask if these people will be detained indefinitely like the 1/6 folks . . .

    As close as they came to toppling the government? Yer dang right they should be detained indefinitely. I say reassign all Border Patrol agents to DC immediately before it falls to the forces of darkness and, nay, woe.

    But . . . but . . . Colbert will have to write his own material!

    No, he’ll be too busy testifying after he’s dragged into court for INCITEMENT! Obviously he ORDERED those men to attack the SACRED SPACE! And we nearly lost OUR DEMOCRACY!

    Also, did you catch who let these people into the Capitol? ADAM SCHIFF!

    Impeach! Convict! Remove from office!

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  14. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    More details here:

    • #14
  15. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Someone should send a carton of tissues to Adam Kinzinger’s office.

    • #15
  16. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Someone should send a carton of tissues to Adam Kinzinger’s office.

    And if ever he needed his binky, it’s now. Thoughts and prayers.

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  17. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member
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    @MattBalzer

    Cassandro (View Comment):
    The incident comes amid heightened security 

    So they increased security and they still couldn’t stop them?

    I’ve got an idea. Since Congress is so terrified let’s lock them in a secure vault hundreds of feet below the surface of the earth. That should put an end to it. 

     

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  18. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member
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    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    And since thousands of people have died since then, we must acknowledge that thousands of people died as a result of this.

    I thought everyone who dies, dies of COVID?

    I couldn’t. I was already dead from tax cuts, Supreme Court justices, and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. 

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  19. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    You beat me to it! I was going to ask if these people will be detained indefinitely like the 1/6 folks . . .

    As close as they came to toppling the government? Yer dang right they should be detained indefinitely. I say reassign all Border Patrol agents to DC immediately before it falls to the forces of darkness and, nay, woe.

    But . . . but . . . Colbert will have to write his own material!

    There’s an algorithm for that. 

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  20. Doug Watt Moderator
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    I can think of many things that are worth doing rather than watching Colbert at 11:00 PM, some of them are actually legal. 

    • #20
  21. Bishop Wash Member
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    I suppose Jon is busy writing his editorial calling for Biden’s impeachment and removal from office. 

    • #21
  22. Rōnin Coolidge
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    @Ronin

    This is almost as funny as watching Joe falling off a bicycle that is not moving.

    • #22
  23. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Remember, ADAM SCHIFF did this.

    The Jan. 6th Committee is busy looking for any Republican who assisted the rioters in gaining access to the Capitol — and not finding any.

    But . . . Adam Schiff is a Democrat who let these rioters in. The entire J6 Committee should shut down in a cloud of embarrassment after their leader did exactly what he accuses Republicans of doing.

    (But then, accusing Republicans of doing what they themselves are doing is part of being a Democrat.)

    Imagine if we had a media that cared.

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  24. Barfly Member
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I’m expecting a thrilling account of how AOC escaped death.

    Dang it. Now I have to rewrite the ending.

    • #24
  25. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    @GossamerCat

    Cassandro (View Comment):

    One side observation. The article says, “The incident comes amid heightened security and tension in the halls of Congress as hearings into the riot by former President Donald Trump’s supporters that ensued in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.”

    I personally heard someone refer to ex-president Trump recently, but why the novel distinction? This can’t have come out of nowhere. And it can’t be purposeless. This seems to me to be intended to keep the Trump-as-crazy-enemy narrative alive. I think, like coercing people to use myriad pronouns for people — and thus legitimize their claims — or else suffer socially, this is intended to subtly maneuver people to refer to Trump as a would-be usurper, or else suffer some social stigma or embarrassment.

    Well apparently their heightened security doesn’t work very well, does it?

    • #25
  26. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member
    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw
    @MattBalzer

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I suppose Jon is busy writing his editorial calling for Biden’s impeachment and removal from office.

    Can we also remove Colbert while we’re at it?

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  27. The Cynthonian Member
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    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    And since thousands of people have died since then, we must acknowledge that thousands of people died as a result of this.

    I thought everyone who dies, dies of COVID?

    I couldn’t. I was already dead from tax cuts, Supreme Court justices, and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

    You forgot Net Neutrality.

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  28. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member
    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw
    @MattBalzer

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    And since thousands of people have died since then, we must acknowledge that thousands of people died as a result of this.

    I thought everyone who dies, dies of COVID?

    I couldn’t. I was already dead from tax cuts, Supreme Court justices, and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

    You forgot Net Neutrality.

    I also got partial amnesia when Jerusalem was recognized as the capital of Israel. 

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  29. Gary Robbins Member
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    If I can’t laugh at “My Side” that would be a pity.  A great post.  This needs to go to the Main Feed!

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  30. Cassandro Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    Cassandro (View Comment):
    The incident comes amid heightened security

    So they increased security and they still couldn’t stop them?

    I’ve got an idea. Since Congress is so terrified let’s lock them in a secure vault hundreds of feet below the surface of the earth. That should put an end to it.

    Does that include air conditioning?

    • #30
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