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Armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols, FBI bulletin says

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wandering Monk, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    I think he released a statement today saying he wasn't afraid to do it at the Capital building. Who knows what the final decision will be. One thing is for sure, I do not envy his secret service detail...
     
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  2. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    Even if protestors were to successfully disrupt the public ceremony, as soon as they got to safety inside the building, Biden would still be sworn in; it takes about a minute or so.
     
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    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    I forgot to add: even if not sworn in, Biden becomes President at noon on the 20th, regardless...
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    If he isn't afraid, then he clearly isn't as smart as I am.
     
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  5. Shadow Wolf

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    Appearances are everything. He has got to show he won't cave to seditious hooligans who would delight in seeing him cower, possibly empowering and embolding them to keep at it and do more.
     
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    I'm pretty sure, however, that Biden will be behind at least as much bulletproof glass as Trump was at his insurrection rally on Wednesday
     
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  7. Shadow Wolf

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    No doubts. It seems security has been significantly upped and will probably increased further during the inauguration.
     
  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    That's what people who obsess over appearances say.
    Poor "optics" was the reason the Capitol Sergeant At
    Arms denied requests for back-up. How'd that turn out?
     
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    That was not a reason, that was an excuse. We have no idea what his/her reason was. Since when should a Sergeant at Arms be concerned about "optics" over security?
     
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    Politics (amd people) is funny like that. Habermas described this as "representative publicity," with the "kings authority" is presented through rituals performed for the people.
    And as this election has highlighted, election day itself is pretty much the only aspect of our elections that isn't ritualized and a formal process that confirms what we already know. It's basically a bunch of symbols that only have power when people give them power, and these rituals that display these symbols reinforce the power in these symbols.
    It is all whacky and bizarre, but it's how neurotypicals function, as they are more likely to attach emotion to rituals and traditions and enforce them simply as "that's just how it's done."
     
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  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Until you offer a better reason,
    I'm going with what he said.
     
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    I agree...Not that you are a coward, but that the inauguration should be held indoors for the safety of our new President.
     
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    I doubt that they will be so lenient if there is, God forbid, a next time.
     
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    Hopefully, the police will have a few well positioned snipers to take out any shooters.
     
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    How about this: Trump supporters attack and occupy federal and state buildings all across the country. In response, Trump invokes the Insurrection law and declares martial law nationwide...
     
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    Bunch of snowflakes should get over it. #YourPresident, etc
     
  17. Revoltingest

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    TDS didn't end when he won in 2016.
    BDS will be durable too.
     
  18. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Well of course! That's to help ensure the security of the nation, doncha know?
     
  19. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    How, I wonder, did America decide to keep English, but forget how to spell it properly?
     
  20. sun rise

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    The real TDS was on the right. The left's oft expressed concerns were born out by history.
     
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