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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy came out in strong opposition to the bipartisan deal, but GOP sources familiar with the matter said that as many as 40 House Republicans could back the plan — in part because of the 29 GOP members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, a group that endorsed the plan Tuesday.
So, maybe 40 Republicans will vote to go ahead with the January 6th commission...

171 Republicans will re-commit to the Big Lie.

I was told the wingnuts were in the minority.
 
Saying that the protests of 2020 were peaceful is the Democrat version of The Big Lie. I guess I'm the Democrat version of Liz Cheney.
 
Saying that the protests of 2020 were peaceful is the Democrat version of The Big Lie. I guess I'm the Democrat version of Liz Cheney.
Even Republicans venerate MLK Jr now.

Bernice posted this earlier today...


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For folks defending white supremacy, the framing of the civil rights struggle hasn't changed in fifty years.
 
Pointing out that the protests were violent does not make one a white supremacist.
I guess James Earl Ray taking issue with MLK and the civil rights movement doesn't make a racist either.

If you can't say the words 'black', 'lives' and 'matter' together and mean it, y'all might want to take a moment to assess how you got to this point.
 
I guess James Earl Ray taking issue with MLK and the civil rights movement doesn't make a racist either.

If you can't say the words 'black', 'lives' and 'matter' together and mean it, y'all might want to take a moment to assess how you got to this point.
Pointing out that last year's protests were violent, does not mean that one does not value black lives.
 
Ambulance chasers. The worst type of lawyer IMO.

The guys who put in those claims you hear about... suing McDonalds 'cos a customer slipped on coffee that the customer spilled in the first place kinda thing.

I can see the McWoke propaganda machine is doing its job absolutely perfectly.
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  • Stella Liebeck was a 79-year-old woman in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose grandson drove her to McDonald’s in 1992. She was in a parked car when the coffee spilled.
  • Liebeck acknowledged that the spill was her fault. What she took issue with was that the coffee was so ridiculously hot — at up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, near boiling point — that it caused third-degree burns on her legs and genitals, nearly killing her and requiring extensive surgery to treat.
  • McDonald’s apparently knew that this was unsafe. In the decade before Liebeck’s spill, McDonald’s had received 700 reports of people burning themselves. McDonald’s admitted that its coffee was a hazard at such high temperatures. But it continued the practice, enforced by official McDonald’s policy, of heating up its coffee to near-boiling point. (McDonald’s claimed customers wanted the coffee this hot.)
  • Liebeck didn’t want to go to court. She just wanted McDonald’s to pay her medical expenses, estimated at $20,000. McDonald’s only offered $800, leading her to file a lawsuit in 1994.
  • After hearing the evidence, the jury concluded that McDonald’s handling of its coffee was so irresponsible that Liebeck should get much more than $20,000, suggesting she get nearly $2.9 million to send the company a message. Liebeck settled for less than $600,000. And McDonald’s began changing how it heats up its coffee.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/12/16/13971482/mcdonalds-coffee-lawsuit-stella-liebeck
 
Even Republicans venerate MLK Jr now.

Bernice posted this earlier today...


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For folks defending white supremacy, the framing of the civil rights struggle hasn't changed in fifty years.
Yip.

If he was alive today, the GOP and its conservative base would be screeching all day every day.

They conveniently virtue signal his praises now, so they can claim to be in support of his values.
 
Pointing out that last year's protests were violent, does not mean that one does not value black lives.
Lemme break it down for you.

There is a vast conservative media machine that is committed to defending white supremacy. Worse still, liberal media all too often fall into their trap and we end up with... framing.

Framing that suits the supremacist agenda.

That conservative media machine cannot, and will not, concede that black lives matter, and so they do what they do best: change the framing.

We should be here talking about social justice... instead... here we are discussing property damage. Apparently the only thing you remember from last year's protest.

Great success!
 
Lemme break it down for you.

There is a vast conservative media machine that is committed to defending white supremacy. Worse still, liberal media all too often fall into their trap and we end up with... framing.

Framing that suits the supremacist agenda.

That conservative media machine cannot, and will not, concede that black lives matter, and so they do what they do best: change the framing.

We should be here talking about social justice... instead... here we are discussing property damage. Apparently the only thing you remember from last year's protest.

Great success!
I guess there is progress: last year you denied that the protests were violent, while now you're not denying it, but trying to reframe the fact as white supremacy.

You don't need violent protests for positive social change.

Yes, I remember well the images of stores being looted and set on fire.
 
I guess there is progress: last year you denied that the protests were violent, while now you're not denying it, but trying to reframe the fact as white supremacy.

You don't need violent protests for positive social change.

Yes, I remember well the images of stores being looted and set on fire.
Literally me to you at the time:

Jesus. Of course that wasn't peaceful protesting.

Again.

That's... not... what's... happening... with... BLM... marches... right... now.

It hasn't been for a while.

Protesters ≠ rioters.

Protesters ≠ Black Bloc

Protesters ≠ Proud Boys

Protesters ≠ Boogaloo boys

And now re-read my post #1131
 
Literally me to you at the time:



And now re-read my post #1131
Looting Playstations and Nikes isn't about social justice. Talking about the violence doesn't make one a white supremacist or someone who does not value black lives.
 
Looting Playstations and Nikes isn't about social justice. Talking about the violence doesn't make one a white supremacist or someone who does not value black lives.
Was this part vague?

Protesters ≠ rioters.

Protesters ≠ Black Bloc

Protesters ≠ Proud Boys

Protesters ≠ Boogaloo boys

You ready to talk about the protestors and what they were protesting for yet?
 
BIG WIN in the SWING STATE of PENNSYLVANIA as voters pass ballot measures to restrict the power of the Democratic governor!


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters became the first in the nation to curb their governor’s emergency powers, approving constitutional amendments proposed by Republican lawmakers angry over Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The vote on Tuesday's statewide primary ballot came as Republican lawmakers across the country have sought to roll back the emergency powers governors wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Republicans see the referendum as a victory with strong political overtones, as the state gears up for a wide-open governor's race in 2022 and Wolf leaving office after two terms.
 
Saying that the protests of 2020 were peaceful is the Democrat version of The Big Lie. I guess I'm the Democrat version of Liz Cheney.
Why are you talking about the "protests of 2020" as some homogenous, binary event? And why not address the actual protest at hand, i.e. the one the McCloskeys lied about? Which protesters were violent there? As Greg notes, video evidence shows the opposite.

Also...


Note, for a protest to be classified as 'non-peaceful' in this study, any act of property or personal damage, by anyone, including non-protesters, was included. So even a window broken accidentally by someone would classify it as 'non-peaceful', and yet...
 
Why are you talking about the "protests of 2020" as some homogenous, binary event? And why not address the actual protest at hand, i.e. the one the McCloskeys lied about? Which protesters were violent there? As Greg notes, video evidence shows the opposite.

Also...


Note, for a protest to be classified as 'non-peaceful' in this study, any act of property or personal damage, by anyone, including non-protesters, was included. So even a window broken accidentally by someone would classify it as 'non-peaceful', and yet...

Against that, we also have this.....

Exclusive: $1 billion-plus riot damage is most expensive in insurance history

There are also critiques of that study, here and here
 
Against that, we also have this.....

Exclusive: $1 billion-plus riot damage is most expensive in insurance history

There are also critiques of that study, here and here
"A company called Property Claim Services (PCS)...

PCS, a unit of Verisk Analytics, won't reveal an exact dollar figure from this year's violence because it wants to sell that data to clients."

lol. A company that sells a product dependent on grandiose estimates with a non-transparent methodology that cannot be verified or even seen.

Real credible stuff, Chris.
 
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