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Leon Troutsky

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  1. He’s talking about Pennsylvania which has a Democratic Governor but a GOP legislature. And Georgia, as well.
  2. Not just the authoritarian horse**** around the election, but both Loeffler and Perdue are cozying up to and promoting a dangerous Qanon nutter (Greene). And a lot of people in Georgia are going to reward this behavior by voting for them. The only way any of this changes is to create an electoral penalty for it. But too many people prioritize other things over democracy.
  3. The problem is that these companies have known for years about the problem and continue to refuse to take meaningful steps to stop it. Check out the PBS Frontline documentary “The Facebook Dilemma” from 2018. They watched what happened in Myanmar and that was years ago, for example. And remember that Twitter/Facebook said they would crack down on accounts that declared victory before the media called it, including deleting accounts. Yet there’s Trump and all of his supporters spreading this stuff all over social media and all they do is put a warning label on it. They knew this was coming
  4. I’m quickly coming to the view that there has to be some regulation of social media. Twitter should have suspended his account a long time ago. They know how dangerous this stuff is and they refuse to do anything about it. They’re just as culpable as the Republican Party at this point.
  5. Uh oh, CNN just called Alaska for Trump. THE COMEBACK STARTS TODAY!
  6. Until we get a solid understanding of what happened with statewide polling last week, I don’t trust any of the state polls.
  7. You shouldn’t feel douchee. I mean, you ARE douchee, but you shouldn’t feel that way. Also, get well @marla_mulder
  8. I hope people are looking into the criminal penalties for deleting government documents. And if those penalties aren’t really stiff, they need to fix the laws to make them very stiff.
  9. Biden should have said, “I look forward to accepting Pompeo’s resignation on January 20th.”
  10. Throw his a** in jail. We ought to be done playing games with these people. Throw the entire book at every one of them who does something like this.
  11. I was told that message doesn't matter and that "defund the police" is a winnable slogan in places like Georgia.
  12. You're right and I got the person mixed up because the person has the same last name as one of our family members. The person that I was referring to does not have Q slogan in the Facebook profile but has been posting a lot of Qanon stuff (particularly by Michael Flynn) on Facebook the past month. Sorry for the confusion.
  13. Just for clarity, I wasn't saying you knew this person in real life and apparently you don't. This person also doesn't seem to be on your friends list anymore. The point is that there are a lot more people out there who are getting sucked into this stuff you realize. I've spent the past month or so going down the rabbit hole and exploring Qanon networks on Facebook.
  14. You have one person as a Facebook friend who has "WWG1WGA" in their profile picture. I'm not sure whether you know this person in real life or just got connected via Facebook recommendation, but this person is full blown Qanon and uses the language openly.
  15. Like, that "certain relative" that I talked about recently...he never used any of the Qanon language but every time he mentions Democrats it's always "pedophiles" and "evil" and about how they're all going to jail soon. He's full blown Q but doesn't use the language on Facebook.
  16. The ideas are more widespread than you want to recognize. They don't have to post "WWG1WGA" or that stuff to internalize the pedophile and deep state ideas. And it spreads through people who don't even know what Qanon is and don't recognize the propaganda when we see it. We both know somebody who accidentally posted a Qanon meme on Facebook...I'm hoping that person didn't recognize it as Qanon, at any rate.
  17. I've seen several people on Facebook who don't say "Q" or use the language, but get them talking about politics and suddenly they're talking about "pedophiles" and "deep state".
  18. Um, there have been several arrests of right wingers in those protests starting the violence and arsons. That's been documented. But even without that, the overwhelming majority of the protests were peaceful and the entire leadership of the Democratic Party publicly condemned the violence. Again, the false equivalencies have to stop and no amount of "well the media does their work so leaders can condemn it while secretly supporting it" sophistry is going to make those two things equivalent.
  19. First, studies have shown that 95% or so of the protests around the country were peaceful. Second, almost to a person the leadership of the Democratic Party, including Biden and Harris on multiple occasions, denounced the violent protests. We have to stop these false equivalencies.
  20. No, it doesn’t. Flip the situation. Suppose that a Democratic House candidate openly supported ISIS and called for the beheading of Trump and Republican leaders. Suppose that person won office and was going to Congress. Suppose that Joe Biden openly supported that person during the campaign and that Schumer/Pelosi and the vast majority of Democratic leaders welcomed that person and supported that person as a Democrat. Would you say, “no big deal...don’t worry because most voters in that district don’t support ISIS”? I sure as f*** wouldn’t be comforted by that.
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