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9 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Well, not everything is not so black and white.  A background check may show you were arrested for disorderly conduct.  Or it may not.  You may get to explain, or you might not.  You may or may not get your record expunged.  Things end up on the internet and last forever. And so on.

If you think storming into a Senators office over a badly thought out resolution, not even legislation, when the outcome isn’t going to change due to your actions is worth it the risk, then so be it.

I guess the answer is no, you haven’t been arrested for such an action.  If you have it seems you would be proud of it based on what you’ve bragged about in the past and you would be happy to share that with us.

So, what’s stopping you from storming Mitch’s office?

 

 

Nel is very active politically, something I admire because she's not all just take,  and I would be curious if she was ever arrested and what affect that had, since we were talking about it.  I think it's an okay.  But she said it was none of our business and I respect that as well.

You could have asked the question and left it at that, but I would have to say you're not taking the high road again and just stirring the pot and that's disappointing.  

I think storming Senator's offices with our ideas and desires as continents is a good idea.   Haven't done it myself and probably won't, but is it okay to say that I think it's a good idea, or do I have to storm the office first to have an opinion about it?

 

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4 hours ago, Tweety said:

Absolutely.  That is Democracy in action, them being in Washington for a March for Life rally.  Good for them.

My niece has taken her daughters to our pride parade here.  There are kids at Black Lives Matter events.  I would say that if the kids are in tuned with these ideas and parents/adults are around I don't have a problem with it.  However, I doubt I want my nieces children put in a situation that was volatile where they were storming a Senator and there's potential for arrests.  Leave that to the adults.  

It actually doesn't take much to be threatened with arrest outside Mitch McConnell's office.

Roughly three weeks ago, the cops were called in during a protest at the Turtle's Lexington office.

He, of course, wasn't there.

But the cops were called, because folks exercised their free speech rights, outside his office.

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7 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participated in a town hall event that aired on CNN Monday as part of his campaign for the 2020 election–but some online sleuths have discovered that the audience may have been stacked against him.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/26/cnn-accused-of-colluding-with-democrat-operatives-during-bernie-sanders-town-hall/

Thanks for posting an article that is media behaving badly and staying on topic.  They really had to twist and spin to write it and come up with the conspiracy of "democratic operatives" rather than report the event.  What is a decmoratic operative anyway?

Obviously at a Sanders event there are going to be Sander's supporters.  Duh.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

Thanks for posting an article that is media behaving badly and staying on topic.  They really had to twist and spin to write it and come up with the conspiracy of "democratic operatives" rather than report the event.  What is a decmoratic operative anyway?

Obviously at a Sanders event there are going to be Sander's supporters.  Duh.

 

 

I think you missed the point of the article.  

For  one, they weren’t Sander’s supporters.

Your condescension is disappointing.

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13 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

I think you missed the point of the article.  

So Breitbart, a right wing news outlet, wrote an article accusing CNN of conspiracy. And you say that others missed the point?????

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25 minutes ago, GrumpyRN said:

So Breitbart, a right wing news outlet, wrote an article accusing CNN of conspiracy. And you say that others missed the point?????

The Breitbart piece was based on a report from Paste magazine, which many believe has a left-leaning bias.

Instead of dismissing the article before reading it, why don’t you take a few minutes to read and then decide what you think.  Because something appears in a medium you consider right wing, doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

Of course, you’re free to not read it, but then maybe not commenting may be a better idea.  if you do decide to comment without knowing what you are commenting on, you run the risk of sounding ignorant. 

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4 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

The Breitbart piece was based on a report from Paste magazine, which many believe has a left-leaning bias.

Instead of dismissing the article before reading it, why don’t you take a few minutes to read and then decide what you think.  Because something appears in a medium you consider right wing, doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

Of course, you’re free to not read it, but then maybe not commenting may be a better idea.  if you do decide to comment without knowing what you are commenting on, you run the risk of sounding ignorant. 

Oh I read it, and from my (socialist UK) point of view Breitbart is a waste of space. Get proper independent news for yourself before you castigate me. 

I have followed this thread and others and sorry Dude but you appear to be what is wrong with modern America. You believe the rubbish that Fox puts out, you think that Trump is clever and knows what he is doing. The rest of the world is looking on in wonder - mainly wondering when your next civil war will start. Trump is seen as THAT divisive. 

As a PS, I will comment on anything and everything. I tend to think about my comments and not just do gut responses so beware who you call ignorant because that may be a reflection you see.

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25 minutes ago, GrumpyRN said:

Oh I read it, and from my (socialist UK) point of view Breitbart is a waste of space. Get proper independent news for yourself before you castigate me. 

I have followed this thread and others and sorry Dude but you appear to be what is wrong with modern America. You believe the rubbish that Fox puts out, you think that Trump is clever and knows what he is doing. The rest of the world is looking on in wonder - mainly wondering when your next civil war will start. Trump is seen as THAT divisive. 

As a PS, I will comment on anything and everything. I tend to think about my comments and not just do gut responses so beware who you call ignorant because that may be a reflection you see.

Oh, Grumpy!

You are my favorite poster.

My only wish, is that you joined us more often, and that extends to the Good Morning thread.

I always enjoy reading your insightful comments.

Be aware that many of us, in the US, view Trump as that divisive as well.

Perhaps 2020, will bring a ring of change!

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

I think you missed the point of the article.  

For  one, they weren’t Sander’s supporters.

Your condescension is disappointing.

Tweety did NOT miss the point.

I went back to read the piece, which took 25 seconds because it is short, and poorly written.

Once again, you did not exceed my expectations, dude.

What a piece of crap!

One so-called "operative" is listed being much more than a Democratic voter.

What does that EVEN mean?

Absolutely nothing.

One person is a Democratic chair in Maryland.

So what?

I hate to tell you this, but nobody is required to give professional credits at a Town Hall.

Again, Tweety was right when he stated that at least you kept on topic.

Your Breitbart post is an example of media behaving badly.

But I know how you love to post Breitbart articles to make your points.

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11 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participated in a town hall event that aired on CNN Monday as part of his campaign for the 2020 election–but some online sleuths have discovered that the audience may have been stacked against him.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/26/cnn-accused-of-colluding-with-democrat-operatives-during-bernie-sanders-town-hall/

I find Breitbart articles so unclear, primarily because they seem to be reporting on articles written by other outlets. To me, the article is implying that CNN purposely invited the democratic operatives and hid their affiliations. I should think a reputable news organization would seek out and report that kind of detail, not cherry-pick details to frame the story to their viewpoint. 

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