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Right-wing Oath Keepers founder convicted of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot

https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-jury-reaches-verdict-trial-oath-keepers-militia-founder-rhodes-2022-11-29/
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u/Nativesince2011 Nov 29 '22

This is the guy who built a system of bunkers………..on a property he was renting.

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u/spiderland5150 Nov 29 '22

That collapsed. His ex-wife was lamenting the fact he was not in there at the time.

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u/1996Toyotas Nov 30 '22

This guy has left a trail of weird stupid choices. Almost impressive in its own way.

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u/vinylzoid Nov 30 '22

Including the way he lost his eye.

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u/lilpumpgroupie Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22 Take My Energy

She also said that he has to wear an eyepatch because after he lost his eye, he would just have a prosthetic eye in there and never take it out or clean it/disinfect it, or take showers, and so it got infected, and there's no flesh where you would normally hold the prosthetic eyeball. So he can't have a prosthetic eyeball.

I swear to God, so many of these people are just like real life villains. Like just little details like that.

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u/Head-Gap8455 Nov 30 '22

Also he shot his own eye and that’s how he lost it.

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u/AtaxicZombie Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Former firearms instructor shot himself in face from dropped pistol... Possibly failed to keep it clean so a prosthetic eye won't fit. Resorted to patch, but he looks cool... So I'm gonna follow him into sedation Sedition actions. Also was honorable discharged from the military.

How could this person fail so often but kept being a person people want to follow? I don't get it. Failing upwards takes skill? Or just pure manipulation?

It's unfortunate the bullet only took an eye...

Edit: Fixed to SEDITION not sedation lol... Spelling was never my strong suit. Added honorable to the discharge from the military. That was an oversight on my end. It happened after a night parachuting incident from the article, the full context might be interesting.

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u/Nocommentt1000 Nov 30 '22 Gold

The dumb following the blind

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u/JesusSavesForHalf Nov 30 '22

"In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king" - Jack Handy

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u/AtaxicZombie Nov 30 '22

They lack the depth of perception. 😉

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u/DeterminedThrowaway Nov 30 '22

I have to admit, I've never heard of "lack of prosthetic eyeball hygiene" as a villainous trait before

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u/bcallihan513 Nov 30 '22

Right? Sounds less like a super villain and more like a lazy moron.

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u/Cheezitflow Nov 30 '22

Nobody said super

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u/fruitroligarch Nov 30 '22 Helpful

How are you getting updates about this guy’s fake eyeball? I can’t keep track of my car’s tire pressure

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u/shart_leakage Nov 30 '22

Narrator: ”it was low”

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u/burnerdadsrule Nov 30 '22

He's like a drunk snail that oozes question marks

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u/CrippleSlap Canada Nov 30 '22

Ok I'll bite. How did he lose his eye?

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u/vinylzoid Nov 30 '22

While details are under dispute because his own family has said on video his version is bullshit, the confirmed detail is he shot himself in the face.

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u/Resting_Lich_Face Nov 30 '22

Shame he's not a better shot.

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u/JayPx4 Nov 30 '22

No two mid-life crises are the same

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u/Johnny_Appleweed Nov 30 '22

She’s on Reddit and occasionally pops up in these threads. I got to chat with her once, she’s a riot.

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u/Temporary-Party5806 Nov 30 '22

She might be a riot, but he's a rioter.

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u/Freezepeachauditor Nov 30 '22 Helpful

Send her to /QAnonCasualties maybe she’d have advice for some of the spouses still sticking it out hoping it’ll get better

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u/disgruntled_pie Nov 29 '22

I agree with her, despite her terrible taste in men.

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u/Cultist_Deprogrammer Nov 30 '22

From what I understand when they got married he was just a regular guy studying law at Yale, and his downward spiral hadn't yet begun.

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u/disgruntled_pie Nov 30 '22

Yikes, I can’t even imagine my spouse losing it that badly. That sounds like a nightmare.

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u/Writer10 California Nov 30 '22

Happened to me. My ex is now part of a small, pro-gun militia living in the woods in Pennsylvania.

When we met in San Francisco, he was a banker, surfer, and bodybuilder.

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u/sneekeesnek_17 Nov 30 '22

Jesus, would you mind sharing any of the steps he took along that journey?

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u/Writer10 California Nov 30 '22

I divorced him because he had increasing paranoia, combined with a love of firearms. He had over 40 guns and I felt it would just be a matter of time before something very bad happened. When we were together, he told me that he cared about many of the same issues as me, but for him, the 2A eclipsed all other political matters.

Now he says that God talks to him through music (God had also told him to contact me, apparently), and that he hopes to never again interact with the world outside the PA woods.

I changed my phone number.

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u/michellemustudy Nov 30 '22

Might he be schizophrenic?

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u/ImInnocentYourHonor Nov 30 '22

That was my read too

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u/Luxpreliator Nov 30 '22

Read not to long ago about how Kevin sorbo used to be one of those hyper jovial always nice guys but changed after he had a number of strokes. Turns out stuff like that's not uncommon. Silent strokes kill parts of your brain and you get weird.

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u/mmmegan6 Nov 30 '22

Subscribed to your comment in case she/he replies. It’s hard to imagine this happening to the people we know/love (though my mom is a Fox News devotee and totally drinks the Rush/Tucker koolaid, she has yet to descend into greater depths like attending rallies, buying merch, joining groups, etc. But I worry every day about her mind/soul)

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u/Vyzantinist Arizona Nov 30 '22

Usually is. Take a trip over to r/Qanoncasualties, 99% of the time the normal spouse never sees the radicalization happening until it's too late. Slow burn, death by a thousand cuts.

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u/transemacabre Nov 30 '22

I posted about my situation when my MAGA mother died of COVID and a friend of mine became a lunatic anti-vaxxer at approximately the same time.

One takeaway from that sub, if you read a bunch of posts, is that despite what the OPs think or say, their loved one didn't became Q "out of nowhere". You will see some variation of the following over and over:

"My uncle was always into conspiracy theories but it was harmless..."

"My mother was into crystal-healing and believed Jews have tails, but she's college-educated. She's not stupid. I never saw this coming."

"My husband became a raging Conservative who's favorite Youtuber was that Milo guy, but he's a good guy deep down and I had no idea he'd turn into a neo-Nazi."

Their loved ones always exhibited magical thinking, racism, anti-science views, etc., but it was never a problem until it was directed at the family. My mother I have no illusions about. She spent her life wandering from one dumbass thing to the next (she was briefly interested in $cientology, for example). I mean, I was upset she drank the Trump juice but not surprised.

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u/Vyzantinist Arizona Nov 30 '22

I agree. Not to make light of the suffering of people, but their loved ones didn't become radicalized overnight. The signs were always there but they turned a blind eye to it.

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u/GingerBruja Nov 30 '22

Try being married to a COVID denyer when you are an ICU nurse. It's a living hell.

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u/RooMagoo Nov 30 '22

How, how the fuck do you put up with that? I get that I'm probably not the most tolerant person but that seems extremely stressful to come home to.

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u/robywar Nov 30 '22

I mean, she did leave.

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u/SarcasticCowbell Nov 30 '22 Silver Helpful Heartwarming

She broke her wedding oath. I'm guessing he wasn't a keeper.

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u/robywar Nov 30 '22

Hardest time I've ever had pushing the upvote button.

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u/Novel-Jackfruit-369 Nov 29 '22 Wholesome

And I thought I was dumb for covering up a hole in the wall

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u/shazam99301 Nov 29 '22

Well, I suppose it depends on what the hole is being used for. Finding glory? Well...may want to leave that one open.

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u/My_Dad22 Nov 30 '22

It's very European

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u/detroiter85 Nov 30 '22

Europe leads the way in sexual exploration.

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u/Crimson_Fckr Indiana Nov 30 '22

You see, Europe leads the way in sexual exploration.

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u/tcuroadster Nov 30 '22

Those holes aren’t going to explore themselves

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u/gothrus Nov 30 '22

Is your landlord Gowron? No problem then.

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u/WE-NEED-MORE-CATS Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

So we've got a guy who wears an eyepatch because he shot himself in the face with his own gun who decided to build bunkers (which aren't cheap by the way) on property that he didn't even own? (edit: AND HE WAS A YALE-EDUCATED LAWYER who still did this goofy ass shit with the bunkers on leased property?!)

And this same guy decided to try and recruit former and current military and law enforcement personnel to try and strongarm their way through our nation's democracy?

And he allegedly had TENS OF THOUSANDS of people following his command?

George Carlin on America's population: "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

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u/HandsomeBoggart Nov 30 '22

Imagine how dumb those fuckers are if they think he's the one to follow and take orders from.

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u/MagicalUnicornFart Nov 30 '22

Let’s not forget the people in our government, and the elites that created the atmosphere for sedition….POTUS, SCOTUS (there’s no way Thomas’s wife was in on it, and he wasn’t), Congress, FoxNews, and all the others.

You can’t have a functional democracy, while there are members of the government loyal to sedition masquerading as anything but.

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u/quadmasta Georgia Nov 29 '22

TENS OF THOUSANDS of calories taken in daily

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u/El_Dentistador Nov 30 '22

It’s easy to stop bleeding wounds when the blood is thicker than molasses.

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u/Deadlifts_n_Riffs Nov 30 '22

The 13th Cinnabon Regiment is mobilizing

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u/Chance-Ad-9103 Nov 29 '22

The man did go to Yale law school after all.

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u/MrSpecialEd Nov 30 '22

From Yale to Jail, hopefully.

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u/GiantPurplePeopleEat Nov 30 '22

interviewer: I see there's a 4 year gap in your resume, can you explain that?

applicant: That's when I went to Yale

interviewer: That's great, you're hired

applicant: Yay, I got a Yob!

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u/AptQ258 Nov 30 '22

C's will get degrees.

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u/podkayne3000 Nov 30 '22

Wow. I haven’t followed this guy that closely and that this part must be wrong. But you’re right. He’s the worst Yale alum ever.

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u/BlueCheeseNutsack Nov 29 '22

What the actual fuck

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u/udar55 Nov 29 '22 Gold

DOJ needs to charge Roger Stone ASAP

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u/VoteArcher2020 Maryland Nov 29 '22

DOJ needs to charge Roger Stone ASAP

Again.

Charge him again.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. ROGER J. STONE, JR., Defendant.

Crim. Action No. 19-0018 (ABJ) (D.D.C. Apr. 16, 2020)

https://casetext.com/case/united-states-v-stone-185

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u/LudovicoSpecs Nov 29 '22

If Roger Stone goes down, we'll know they got to the core of it.

Too bad some other bastard will step up to take his place.

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u/TreeRol American Expat Nov 29 '22

He'll just get pardoned again next time we have a fascist President.

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u/cornbeefbaby Nov 29 '22

Can we have a break? Having to think about the ongoing attempt to turn the United States into a Christofacist state is exhausting

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u/Haikuheathen Nov 30 '22

Even as a Canadian im exhausted. As soon as it works with yall down south. It's coming here, no doubt.

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u/monkeybawz Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22 Silver Starstruck

"Rhodes, who wears an eye patch after accidentally shooting himself in the face with his own gun"

See, this is what journalism should be! Savage.

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u/needle14 Nov 29 '22

And he was the guy in charge lmao. What a loser

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u/Callabrantus Canada Nov 29 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Bravo! Masterpiece Big Brain Time

In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.

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u/GBinAZ Nov 29 '22

Which one shoved a dildo up his butt on camera to prove he wasn’t gay? These people, man. Bigly smart

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u/Hot-Bint Nov 29 '22

Gavin McInnes. The founder of The Proud Boys

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u/hostile_rep Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22 Platinum

Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, shoved a dildo up his ass on camera... to prove he isn't gay?

To prove he isn't gay? WTF.

Edit: Thank you for the clarifications everyone.

My understanding is Gavin McInnes, the Gavin McInnes, shoved a black dildo up his ass.

The founder of the Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, knowingly penetrated his anus on camera. The video is available online.

Gavin McInnes shoved the dildo up his own asshole in a homophobic attempt to prove he's not homophobic.

It did not work, and now many people believe Gavin McInnes, founder of the Proud Boys, is both gay and homophobic.

Huh.

r/til

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u/xxred_baronxx Nov 29 '22

He also pissed in his corn flakes and then ate it. I wish I was making this up

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u/abrahamburger Nov 29 '22

People still weren't convinced, so McInnes is going to really prove how straight he is by going to an EDM festival and hooking up with random guys

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u/Pixeleyes Nov 29 '22

It was to prove that he wasn't homophobic, which is equally as weird and still makes absolutely no sense. I'm pretty sure you can be homophobic and still enjoy putting things in your butt, the two have nothing to do with one another and the presumption that they do is homophobic imo.

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u/Prime157 Nov 30 '22

There's a lot of homophobic Republicans who get caught soliciting sex from men in DC. Some of them stay closeted, some come out after.

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u/camb2007 Nov 30 '22

*Lindsey Graham has entered the chat 🤣

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u/Wolvan Colorado Nov 29 '22

There's video. I'd tell you to look it up, but do yourself a favor....

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u/hostile_rep Nov 29 '22

Still hung up on the reasoning. Nothing wrong with some good ole boys enjoying some good ole bugger'n.

Seriously, how does that, in any world, prove he's not gay?

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u/dE3L Nov 29 '22

The buggerin' will continue until morale improves!

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u/Numerous_Photograph9 Nov 29 '22

Sounds more like something a character from South Park would do.

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u/snafujedi01 Nov 29 '22

When you've even transcended South Park levels of insanity, you know we're on the worst timeline

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u/JayTNP Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

it was to prove he wasn’t a homophobe but here is the thing, he is.

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u/hostile_rep Nov 29 '22

Thank you!

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u/BaaBaaTurtle Colorado Nov 29 '22

Gavin McInnes also was a founder of Vice Media.

And shoved a dildo up his bum to prove he wasn't gay.

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u/Hot-Bint Nov 29 '22

Yup, got a nice payout when he became too toxic for the company. Then Vice took off. Why I suspect he’s such a hateful prick. Well, that and all his comedian friends dropped him when he went full Nazi

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u/jupiterkansas Nov 29 '22

Their trial starts next month

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u/starmartyr Colorado Nov 29 '22

I think it was to prove that he wasn't homophobic. I think that all it proved was that he likes butt stuff and having an audience for it.

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u/vintagebat Nov 29 '22

All that really proves is that he's ok with butt stuff.

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u/SophiaofPrussia Nov 29 '22

And that he’s a homophobe. The suggestion that putting something up your butthole somehow “proves” you’re cool with gay people is pretty offensive. It’s like making a sandwich to prove you aren’t a misogynist. The premise is flawed: Making sandwiches isn’t an activity limited to women and to suggest otherwise shows your misogyny.

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u/malevolentt Massachusetts Nov 29 '22

Wait is this real?

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u/GBinAZ Nov 29 '22

https://imgur.com/a/MQraN

Sorry to introduce this into your life

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u/Icc0ld Nov 29 '22

Wow. I've never wanted more to unknow something this funny.

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u/UrbanGhost114 Nov 29 '22

Definitely one of those where I'm good believing without seeing. Enough people have verified it for me to feel comfortable without seeing it.

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u/BotheredToResearch Nov 29 '22

That's about where I'm at. I was also in the same room when someone was looking at 2 girls one cup. I stood at the back of the monitor because their reactions told me everything I needed to know to confirm that the stories were true.

Experience may be the best teacher, but I'll happily benefit from someone else's lesson.

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u/malevolentt Massachusetts Nov 29 '22

The first few pics I’m like ok he’s gonna fake sitting on the dildo. Then it kept going and boy was I wrong.

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u/Actual__Wizard Nov 29 '22

Isn't the story of these people completely hilarious?

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u/gnomebludgeon Nov 29 '22

Isn't the story of these people completely hilarious?

Be a lot funnier if the margins of their losses were larger. Or if they hadn't been reasonably close to pulling off a successful coup.

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u/Alis451 Nov 29 '22

guess where they got the name Proud Boys from? Aladdin, no not the Disney Movie... the Broadway Production based on the Disney Movie.

The Southern Poverty Law Center also reported that the origin of the name came from the "Aladdin" song, “Proud of Your Boy.”

Ironically, that particular "Aladdin" song was written by Jewish composer-lyricist team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, the latter of whom was gay. The song was originally written for the 1992 animated movie but was cut, then later revived for the 2011 stage production on Broadway.

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u/smiama6 Nov 29 '22

I really did think America was a much smarter country than it's turned out to be. How disappointing.

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u/gavstah Nov 29 '22

Well, to be clear he was not the author of Jan 6th. Those indictments have yet to be brought. It is a start, but until Meadows, Eastman, the many fraudulent electors, etc are on trial, justice will not have prevailed.

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u/kartoonist435 Nov 29 '22

Actually that was Trump in charge

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u/daikatana Nov 29 '22

Who wears an eye patch after accidentally shooting himself in the face with his own gun at a drug deal, then not taking care of the prosthesis and developing an infection that made it impossible to wear a prosthesis.

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u/Icc0ld Nov 29 '22

Man, karma works in mysterious ways with these people.

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u/disgruntled_pie Nov 29 '22

I think the karma actually seems pretty straightforward in this instance.

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u/Annual_Obligation707 Nov 29 '22

The same kind of person that believes they have a superior immune system and so reject all medical advice.

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u/tomdarch Nov 30 '22

It must be the fault of the (random disadvantaged group) thus, the thing to fix it is commit genocide against those people, not take any personal responsibility!

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u/banned_bc_dumb Nov 29 '22

Lol I came here to post this quote because I fell off my chair laughing so hard. That’s the best thing I’ve seen all day.

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u/Vegreef Nov 29 '22

"Oathkeeper", disbarred attorney and shot himself in the face with his own gun. Now sedition. Yale law school has been serving up some real winners.

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u/No_Foot_1904 Minnesota Nov 29 '22

At least they taught Dick Cheney to shoot the other guy in the face. The Ivy League is slipping.

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u/david4069 Nov 30 '22

As dick cheney teaches, it's not enough to just shoot a man in the face. You must also get him to apologize for being shot in the face.

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u/cjinct Nov 30 '22

You must also get him to apologize for being shot in the face.

Well that's just good manners

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u/human_suitcase Nov 29 '22

Don’t forget former staffer of Republican Congressman Ron Paul.

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u/kyxtant Nov 30 '22

Oh, he also was Rand Paul's campaign manager in 2010.

And married Ron Paul's granddaughter.

And was McConnell's campaign manager in in 2014.

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u/Spitzspot Nov 29 '22 Take My Energy

So long to your guns traitor.

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u/Phillip_Graves Nov 29 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

At least his other eye should be safe for a bit.

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u/surgeons_mate Nov 29 '22

Rekt

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u/SantaMonsanto Nov 30 '22

He didn’t see that coming

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u/Robzilla_the_turd Nov 30 '22

I mean, he's looking at losing more than his guns. Guy's going away for a long, long time. He's giving up everything! For Donald Fucking Trump. Jesus, what a loser.

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u/Tiggeribby Kansas Nov 30 '22

Stewart Rhodes is about 56 years old. In a just system he should see nothing but prison walls for the rest of his pathetic life.

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u/furtherthanthesouth Florida Nov 29 '22

*so long to legally being able to own a gun traitor.

Ftfy, we got to remember this is the kind of guy that would totally by an illegal gun and try again.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Baby steps toward ending this illiterate episode of the Twilight Zone that modern conservatism has been holding us all hostage in.

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u/lennybird Nov 29 '22

Seditious conspiracy charges for January 6th...

... Kidnapping charge for right-wing extremists in Michigan over the Whitmer plot.

No wonder right-wing domestic terrorism is the #1 threat per our Department of Justice.

Also just going to make a side-point here that the delay in impending indictments to Donald Trump & friends relates to a ground-up approach by complex prosecutions like this. To take down a big fish, it's best to go after the little fish first and see how many turn on each other and rat out the higher-ups. Evidence has been pouring out against Trump this entire time.

And all that evidence is now being shown to Special Counsel Jack Smith who oversaw convictions of Bosnian war criminals.

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u/Jockobutters Nov 29 '22

Don’t forget the assassination attempt on Nancy Pelosi

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u/SuperCub American Expat Nov 29 '22

Justice is plodding, deliberate, and hopefully inevitable.

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u/stang2184699 Nov 29 '22

I hope for Once my cynicism is misplaced.

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u/SantaMonsanto Nov 30 '22

I want to believe so much

Mueller broke my heart.

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u/Kursed_Valeth Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

To be fair, while Mueller sucks for not being more forceful about what the report said, book two did list 10 separate crimes that were worthy of impeachment.

Problem was that the right dominated the messaging afterwards and drowned out the actual conclusions drawn by the report. And then the Republicans in the Senate did what Republicans do, act disingenuously and stubbornly partisan regardless of the facts of reality.

Edit: typo

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u/Khanscriber Nov 30 '22

And Mueller just refused to read excerpts from the report in his testimony to congress.

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u/boxer_dogs_dance Nov 30 '22

Georgia and New York are on deck along with DOJ. Also civil suits, multiple. Each shot increases the odds that one hits

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u/jupiterkansas Nov 29 '22

There's been a lot of good news the last three months.

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u/muahtorski Texas Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Enforcement in action

If two or more persons...conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States...they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title18/part1/chapter115&edition=prelim

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u/jleonardbc Nov 29 '22

I'm astounded that the official US code allows for a mere fine as the penalty for conspiring to destroy the government by force.

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u/omegafivethreefive Canada Nov 30 '22

I suppose if someone helped unknowingly but was still found guilty it'd make sense.

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u/furtherthanthesouth Florida Nov 29 '22

Me too. I hope the courts aren’t lenient. The maximum sentence should be sought. They are unrepentant.

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u/destructoPHD Nov 29 '22

I served as a jury foreman on a case which included charges of conspiracy to steal mail and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The judge instructed us that "conspire" must include evidence of assigning roles/jobs prior to the criminal act. The conspiracy charges were the toughest to get all jurors to agree on.

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u/USPO-222 America Nov 30 '22

What a horrible jury instruction. In 12 years working for the federal courts I’ve never heard of anything like that.

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u/murderspice Nov 29 '22

So who’s the other person?

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u/Tesseract257 Nov 29 '22

Oath Keeper Kelly Meggs was also convicted of seditious conspiracy.

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u/goforthandconquer Nov 29 '22

There were five others, I believe

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u/OkTop9308 Nov 29 '22

From Reuters:

One of his co-defendants, Kelly Meggs, was also found guilty of seditious conspiracy while the three others - Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins and Thomas Caldwell - were acquitted of that charge. All five defendants were convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding - the congressional certification of the election results - with mixed verdicts on a handful of other charges.

The charges of seditious conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding each carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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u/vinetwiner Nov 29 '22

There's that "conspire" word. Wish more folks would use it in a broader context.

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u/rupiefied Nov 29 '22

One conviction is the domino 😁

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u/NeverLookBothWays I voted Nov 29 '22

convicted of sedition

Finally, the charge of sedition is sticking. Keep at them.

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u/WalkingCloud Nov 30 '22

But muh ‘it’s only trespass’

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u/nothingsurgent Nov 30 '22

Important step towards handling Trump.

If they can prove a direct connection, we’re now officially able to tie sedition to trump.

Justice takes time.

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u/SpoderMeat Colorado Nov 29 '22

Good riddance

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u/PolyNeoYeo Nov 29 '22

It was now officially a failed coup attempt. We should stop mincing words

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u/GaiasWay Nov 29 '22

Yeah, but then the seditionists start crying about how everyone else is so MEAN...

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u/Fantastic-Sandwich80 Nov 30 '22

Don't you get it?

January 6th was a peaceful tourist trip.

So let the Patriots locked up go free.

But also, it was BLM and Antifa that caused all of the violence and destruction.

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u/bettinafairchild Nov 29 '22

I was told 1/6 couldn’t possibly have been an insurrection because no one had been convicted of sedition or treason. I’m sure that now that someone has been convicted, they’ll all change their mind and agree it was an insurrection! Right after they get back from that football field where they appear to be busy moving a goalpost. Probably for this weekend’s game. Couldn’t be any other reason!

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u/rysker6 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Any of you geniuses in r/conservative want to explain this ? Why ya so quiet MAGAS ?

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u/Learned_Response Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

A million members and the top post has 1.4k upvotes and is about someone who works at DoE who allegedly stole some luggage, with 'non-binary' and 'Biden' repeated half a dozen times. They sure do have priorities

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u/Flabasaurus Nov 30 '22

And for some reason, they think that that topic is so important that /r/politics is dumb for not talking about it.

Kind of ridiculous.

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u/praguepride Illinois Nov 30 '22

Their top post in the last week only had 2.5k upvotes on it and yet they currently sitting at a steady 5k of "active users".

Feels weird...

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u/Arsenault185 Nov 30 '22

Probably lost a shitload of active users after the russian embargo

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u/sjs48 California Nov 30 '22

Still waiting for fox news to figure out a way to spin it for them

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u/jimbojones230 I voted Nov 29 '22

Not a peep about it over there.

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u/According-Wolf-5386 Nov 29 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

They had about 2 days of decent posts where a bunch of them decided that maybe fighting BS culture wars and supporting criminals as candidates was maybe a bad idea.

They're back to "fighting wokeism" and sucking Trump's balls.

EDIT: I got banned today because I asked if they think it's good that the use of the N-word has gone up over 500% since Musk took over Twitter.

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u/Altruistic-You-3163 Nov 29 '22

I tried posting the link, but they said it was already posted which makes me think the mods post links and then hide them so the article isn’t visible. So I just posted screenshot of BBC. Hope they get real news snuck to them over there behind the iron curtain of MAGA land.

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u/Madtown90 Nov 30 '22

Doubtful, I got banned within like 2 hours for "shitposting" which consisted of factual information about abortion restrictions or good faith arguments for why total bans are dumb. For a community that supposedly stands for free speech and are against cancel culture and safe spaces they have a remarkable intolerance for free speech that might burst their safe space bubble...

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u/Fronzel Nov 30 '22

It is obvious he was a RINO BLM antifa member all along.

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u/EldritchSlut Indiana Nov 29 '22

What's really tell is if you go to the conservative subreddit the top posts right now are about Hunter Biden's Laptop, Disney, and an LGBT person stealing. Really shows where conservative priorities right now.

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u/Mongo_Straight America Nov 30 '22

If you ever check out what passes for conservative media these days, that’s exactly what the focus is and has been. It’s never about the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism or authoritarianism but rather culture war garbage to keep people angry and afraid. ($$$)

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u/dontshowmygf Nov 30 '22

And then they blame the left for turning politics into a culture war. It's fucking exhausting.

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u/hhnnnngghh Nov 29 '22

ANTIFA is really going deep with their cover here.

/s

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u/madfrooples Nov 29 '22

Trying and failing to own the libs, to own the libs.

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u/hhnnnngghh Nov 29 '22

owning yourself in pursuit of owning the libs

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u/human_suitcase Nov 29 '22

I hope he’s in there for a long time. I hope all his family, friends and any so called fans of him forget that he exists if they haven’t already.

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u/Ossify21 California Nov 29 '22

Good.

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u/WaitingFor45sArrest Nov 29 '22

Holy shit up to 20 years…pretty big shoes dropping here on out

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u/Charming-Farm Nov 30 '22

ALL the MAGA trolls were parroting “well if it was an insurrection, how come no one has been convicted of sedition?” Wrong again fuckwads. Your movement is anything but patriotic.

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u/BillG8s Nov 29 '22

Remember when the Right would dismiss Jan 6 like a month after bc there were no sedition charges? Zero concept of the justice system.

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u/MPLooza Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

One co-defendant, Kelly Meggs, was also found guilty of seditious conspiracy on Tuesday, while three others - Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins and Thomas Caldwell - were acquitted of that charge.

Harrelson and Watkins both entered the Capitol so they better be convicted of other lesser charges like obstructing an official proceeding. Disappointing they weren't all convicted of seditious conspiracy but glad Rhodes and Meggs are at least now on the "find out" stage of this

Edit: they were

One of his co-defendants, Kelly Meggs, was also found guilty of seditious conspiracy while the three others - Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins and Thomas Caldwell - were acquitted of that charge. All five defendants were convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding - the congressional certification of the election results - with mixed verdicts on a handful of other charges.

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u/notcaffeinefree Nov 29 '22

All 5 of them were also convicted of obstructing.

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u/dongeckoj Nov 29 '22

Get fucked, fascist traitors!

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u/GrundyYO Nov 29 '22

Sucks to suck

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u/redsoxfan1983 Nov 29 '22

Welcome to the found out portion of the fuck around.

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u/Ok-Hunt6574 Nov 29 '22

You'll shoot your eye out gravy seal.

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u/PM_ME_STEAMED_HAMZ Ohio Nov 29 '22

§ 2384 – Seditious conspiracy. If two or more people in the U.S. conspire to overthrow, destroy, or oppose the U.S. government by force or to prevent the application of the law or to take property of the U.S. contrary to its authority, they can be imprisoned for up to 20 years

sauce

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u/Sissy63 Nov 29 '22

Bad news for Trump.

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u/GoatBnB Nov 30 '22 Take My Energy

....it was the fuck aroundest of times, it was the find outest of times....

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u/kal_drazidrim Nov 30 '22

"We are not getting out of this without a war." -Rhodes

"Actually, you're not getting out of this without going to prison." -America

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u/Rolemodel247 Nov 29 '22

nAmE oNe PeRSon aRrEStEd FoR mOrE ThAn TrESsPaaSsiNG

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u/Due_Impact1199 Nov 29 '22

Time to indict Marjorie Trailerpark Queen.

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u/acer34p3r Nov 30 '22

That's Maggotie Trailerpark Queen, to you.

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u/studious_stiggy Nov 29 '22

Womp womp traitorous asshat

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

There goes conservatives talking point

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u/Notorious_Junk Nov 29 '22

Give him 20 years to think things over, maybe get a better grip on reality.

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u/Alternative-Flan2869 Nov 29 '22

Now indict ALL of the seditionist/obstructionist maga congress members who voted to not certify the election on 1/6, along with the state politicians who contributed to the insurrection such as Perry and Mastriano.

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u/madfrooples Nov 29 '22

Cool, now do his daddy.

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u/Charming-Farm Nov 30 '22

Weird, I thought “the left” were the ones engaged in media censorship? Conservatives are walking contradictions.

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u/DredZedPrime I voted Nov 30 '22

Every accusation is a confession with those people.

Literally every single bad thing they say their opponents are doing is something they either did, are doing currently, or plan to do.

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