Antifa mob wreaks havoc on GOP candidate's Portland rally: 'From roses to riots'

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  118 comments

By:   Taylor Penley (Fox News)

Antifa mob wreaks havoc on GOP candidate's Portland rally: 'From roses to riots'
Sandy, Oregon mayor and state GOP gubernatorial candidate Stan Pulliam described the alleged Antifa siege on his campaign rally on 'Fox & Friends First.'

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Sandy, Oregon mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Stan Pulliam is devastated after an alleged Antifa group disrupted his "Fund the Police" rally in Portland on Saturday.

Prepared to throw firecrackers at attendees and deface campaign materials, the group brought a reminder of its "anti-fascist" message that often finds itself on the opposing end of free speech supporters.

Apparent antifa demonstrators protest near a GOP rally for gubernatorial candidate Stan Pulliam in Portland, Oregon. (Photo courtesy Stan Pulliam campaign)

During a Monday interview with "Fox & Friends First" guest host Joey Jones, Pulliam described the developments as "unbelievable."

"The city of Portland - from roses to riots. As a statewide candidate for governor, we should be able to go to the largest metropolitan community of our state and have a peaceful campaign rally," he said.

"Of course, less than 15 minutes in, we're greeted by Antifa, showing up with firecrackers that they're throwing at us, paint, feces all over our campaign [signs], our campaign bus completely destroyed…"

One of the projectiles hurled at GOP rallygoers in downtown Portland on April 30, 2022. (Photo courtesy Stan Pulliam campaign)

Pulliam used the instance to illustrate the state of Portland and to remind viewers that he would act as a fighter for the people of his state.

He also weighed in on claims that Antifa is fictitious, saying that certain naysayers denied that the development took place.

"It's unbelievable. We have video footage evidence that's all over Twitter, all over social media, the local news has picked it up, and just like you say, they're claiming it didn't even happen," he said.

Pulliam pointed to the wave of violent crime, including riots and homicides, and to a shortage of law enforcement which prompted a 20-minute wait for a 911 operator after attendees attempted to call the police.

Pulliam added these examples in stressing the need for change.

"That's why we're running for governor," he said. "Republicans are looking for a fighter, and we're going to take this fight all the way to the governor's office."


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Antifa has interfered with an election. Portland authorities are enabling & supporting it.

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

1:You left out 'alleged'.

2: It was a rally, not an election.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.1    3 weeks ago

It happened.

A political rally during an election is part of an election.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Hallux @1.1    3 weeks ago
1:You left out 'alleged'. 2: It was a rally, not an election.

There seems to be 2 constant "assumptions" by the right wing.

Any kind of protest against the right wing is "ANTIFA".

And any discussion of racism is "CRT".

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.2    3 weeks ago
Any kind of protest against the right wing is "ANTIFA".

Exactly, it could have been Mothers Against Drunk Driving dressed in all black.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1.4  XXJefferson51  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

You are exactly right.  Antifa and it’s democrat string pullers definitely interfered in the election process by disrupting an election rally. C

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1.5  Hallux  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.2    3 weeks ago
Any kind of protest against the right wing is "ANTIFA".

Any protest to the right wing is ANTIFA. They even tried to sell 1-6-2020 as ANTIFA. They manage to find only one and switched gears to calling what was their crowd Peaceful Picnic Patriots.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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1.1.6  arkpdx  replied to  Hallux @1.1.5    3 weeks ago
Peaceful Picnic Patriots.

Compared to left wing protest it was very peaceful. There were no arson fires,  few people killed or injured and those that were were protesters, no looting little property damage. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1.7  Hallux  replied to  arkpdx @1.1.6    3 weeks ago
There were no arson fires,

Too much piss 'n spit to start one.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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1.1.8  Sparty On  replied to  arkpdx @1.1.6    3 weeks ago

Our friends on the left can be an angry lot.    You’d be angry as well if you were 30 and still living in your mommies basement

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.9  Ozzwald  replied to  Hallux @1.1.5    3 weeks ago
Any protest to the right wing is ANTIFA.

Wow, I never expected you to acknowledge that fact so easily.  Thank you.

Ummm, you do realize that since they are protesting the right wing, that means the right wing is fascist.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.10  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.9    3 weeks ago

You do realize that Antifa has become the very thing they despise?

Only Fascists try to stop free speech; and the right to peaceful assembly. Too bad these far left thugs are too stupid to get that and hunt each other down.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.11  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.9    3 weeks ago
Ummm, you do realize that since they are protesting the right wing, that means the right wing is fascist.

Ummm, you do realize you have provided nary a bit of proof, right?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.12  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.11    3 weeks ago
you do realize you have provided nary a bit of proof, right?

As if Antifa folks could ever be wrong.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago
Portland authorities are enabling & supporting it

I find it difficult to discern culpability from shear ineptness in Portland.  Continued violence and vandalism combined with high housing costs, homelessness and poor political leadership has led to a decline in Mutnomah County and the Portland metro area.

Last Fri evening a string of stolen car crashes, demonstrations and shootings strained Portland police and they had to limit their responses to only life-threatening calls.  Portland policing is a thankless job.

They make good beer there though. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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1.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.2    3 weeks ago

Such a shame.    Portland was such a beautiful place.    Now the inmates are running the show.   

C’est la vie ..... you reap what you sow.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.1    3 weeks ago

Exactly.  I used to like traveling to Portland and Seattle.  No longer!  I saw on another article that in the 1970’s Portland had 30 police officers per 100,000 population, now they have 8 per 100,000.  

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

simple solution for trump republicans, stop being fascists...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.3    3 weeks ago
simple solution for trump republicans, stop being fascists...

A harder, but possible solution, is to teach yahoos what fascism IS and then get them to use the word correctly instead of parroting what CNN, MSNBC, or the DNC tells them to say and think.

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.3.2  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.1    3 weeks ago

Google is your friend.

Look up the word fascism and there is a description of Trump. 

Look up the word narcissism and there is also a description of Trump.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.3.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  cjcold @1.3.2    3 weeks ago
Look up the word fascism and there is a description of Trump.

Exactly, the infallibility of the net is beyond question.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.4  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @1.3.2    3 weeks ago
Look up the word fascism and there is a description of Trump.  Look up the word narcissism and there is also a description of Trump.

Nope, not there.

Perhaps your Google is more attuned to crackpot leftist theories.

Google is your friend.

It may very well be, but it couldn't explain why you believe Trump is a fascist.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Don't be too hard on yourself, sometimes an overactive imagination is a good thing.

Just not in this case.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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1.3.5  arkpdx  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.4    3 weeks ago
It may very well be, but it couldn't explain why you believe Trump is a fascist.

They say and believe it because that's what the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC and lefty websites and other media told them to say and believe. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.6  Texan1211  replied to  arkpdx @1.3.5    3 weeks ago
They say and believe it because that's what the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC and lefty websites and other media told them to say and believe.

That sounds about right.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.3.7  bugsy  replied to  cjcold @1.3.2    3 weeks ago

Trump    Trump  Trump

Just can't get him out of your head, can you?

24/7

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.3.8  bugsy  replied to  arkpdx @1.3.5    3 weeks ago
They say and believe it because that's what the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC and lefty websites and other media told them to say and believe. 

Hive mentality.

They have no other choice.

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.3.9  cjcold  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.3.3    3 weeks ago

So look it up in a Merriam-Webster dictionary if you own one.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.10  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @1.3.9    3 weeks ago
So look it up in a Merriam-Webster dictionary if you own one.

Sure thing!

Here is what my friend Google managed to bring up:

Fascism Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

fas·​cism   |   \   ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm     also   ˈfa-ˌsi-   \

Definition of   fascism

1 often capitalized   :   a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized   autocratic   government headed by a   dictatorial   leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2 :   a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control early instances of army   fascism   and brutality
And looky there!!!!!
Nary a mention of Trump.
Please post your Google link showing your friendly leftist definition.
 
 
 
cjcold
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1.3.11  cjcold  replied to  bugsy @1.3.7    3 weeks ago
can't get him out of your head

If Trump would just shut up and go away he would be much easier to ignore.

As soon as he is sent to prison I'll certainly try.

LOCK HIM UP!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.12  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @1.3.11    3 weeks ago
LOCK HIM UP!

Charge him with a crime first!

THAT is how things are done here.

Go elsewhere if you prefer kangaroo courts.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.3.13  bugsy  replied to  cjcold @1.3.11    3 weeks ago
As soon as he is sent to prison I'll certainly try.

You must have some evidence that absolutely no one in the world has that would put Trump behind bars.

Maybe you can file charges? (snicker)

 
 
 
arkpdx
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1.3.14  arkpdx  replied to  cjcold @1.3.11    3 weeks ago

I have not had any problem ignoring him or Hillary for that matter. Neither one of them is relevant anymore. Why are you having so much difficulty. Must be some s of rt of mental problem. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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1.3.15  arkpdx  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.12    3 weeks ago

They don't need charges or evidence or anything. All they have to do is accuse someone. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.16  Texan1211  replied to  arkpdx @1.3.14    3 weeks ago
I have not had any problem ignoring him or Hillary for that matter.

I just think that means you are emotionally mature and not obsessed.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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1.4  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

Just Another one of those "Peaceful Protests" we are told to we need to "Put up with"...... They meant well in their intentions.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

But antifa doesn't exist!

It must have been that travelling band of out of town right wing agitators.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    3 weeks ago
But antifa doesn't exist!

Which is why it is pointed out in the article that it was "allegedly" antifa.  Alleged by Whom?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1    3 weeks ago

Lol

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1    3 weeks ago
it was "allegedly" antifa.

Exactly, the group of people dressed entirely in black, including black face coverings, waving black flags, throwing paint filled balloons, smoke grenades and fireworks at those attending the campaign rally could have been anyone. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

I've been dressing all in black for the past 50+ years. Back to 'alleged', it would appear even the author knew this word would be glossed over by his/her readers. It's one of the propaganda arts.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Hallux @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

Yes, I hear it’s very slimming 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

The black face covers are great for keeping mosquitoes away.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2.1.6  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.5    3 weeks ago
The black face covers are great for keeping mosquitoes away.

And hiding "Zit face" too !

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @2.1.6    3 weeks ago

Exactly.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.2    3 weeks ago
Exactly, the group of people dressed entirely in black, including black face coverings, waving black flags, throwing paint filled balloons, smoke grenades and fireworks at those attending the campaign rally could have been anyone.

Are you claiming that it was marines since they do have a history of that?

Marines Investigate Blackface Incident Circulating On Social Media

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Or a republican from Virginia?

Virginia Republican embroiled in blackface scandal

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Maybe it is the former Florida secretary of state.

9d649409-2f55-4b69-b113-270875549019-ertelkatrina2_2.jpg?auto=webp&crop=479,267,x0,y0&format=pjpg&width=1200

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1.9  Ozzwald  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
Lol

Do you find the word "allegedly" funny?  Or is it that the article never defined WHO made the allegation?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1.10  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.8    3 weeks ago

Or maybe it is any of these Democrats; or even Trudeau.

Better bet it was Democrats as they have proven repeatedly they don't respect the law; or enforce it.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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2.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    3 weeks ago
But antifa doesn't exist!

Anti-fascist groups exist, there is no centralized ANTIFA organization or leadership, just some disparate leftwing extremists who, on a local level, organize anti-fascist protests whenever right wing fascists push their toxic ideology in their towns. With that said, anyone from either side who resorts to violence, vandalism or looting should be arrested and held accountable for their crimes. While the vast majority on the left share a disgust for fascists, only a small number on the fringe confront them with violence and vandalism and those who do are clearly more anarchists than simply being left of center ideologically.

The attempt to paint anyone on the left as some fantasy card carrying ANTIFA members is clearly just more right wing dishonesty and an attempt to deflect from right wing conservatives obvious move towards fascism by claiming to be the victims, something those with weak arguments supporting their ideological bile often do.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.2    3 weeks ago

Antifa is a violent group of leftwing extremists.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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2.2.2  afrayedknot  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

“Antifa is a violent group of leftwing extremists.” 

Working on the fringes of societal norms. Misplaced anger and counterproductive.

The ‘freedom caucus’ is an apologist for violent right wing extremists. Misplaced anger and counterproductive as well, but even worse…elected officials in the highest of offices working and getting rich on the fringes of societal norms. 

Both poisonous…as we willingly pick which toxin to ingest. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  afrayedknot @2.2.2    3 weeks ago
The ‘freedom caucus’ is an apologist for violent right wing extremists. Misplaced anger and counterproductive as well, but even worse…elected officials in the highest of offices working and getting rich on the fringes of societal norms.  Both poisonous…as we willingly pick wh

Your whataboutism is noted.

Maybe you should seed an article about what you want to talk about--this article is about Antifa.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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2.2.4  afrayedknot  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.3    3 weeks ago

“Your whataboutism is noted.”

As is your continual chickenshitism. 

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2.2.5  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  afrayedknot @2.2.4    3 weeks ago
As is your continual chickenshitism. 

Like Antifa bringing Firecrackers, Feces, Paint and Smoke Bombs to a Slogan sign Rally ?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  afrayedknot @2.2.4    3 weeks ago
As is your continual chickenshitism. 

As usual, not a thing to back your bizarre claim up.

I am not surprised.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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2.2.7  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.1    3 weeks ago
Antifa is a violent group of leftwing extremists.

That's akin to saying "Right Wing Militia's" is a group of rightwing extremists. Do right wing militia's exist? Yes. Is there one centralized command that all the right wing militia groups follow and are subordinate to? Of course not, they are thousands of disparate right wing extremist groups who all have a central ideology they share and espouse. The same is true of ANTIFA which is also what makes both right wing extremist militia groups and left wing anti-fascist groups like the Proud Boys, Boogaloo Boys or self proclaimed ANTIFA groups so difficult to combat since there is no "head of the snake" that can be cut off.

"The violent extremist groups on both the left and the right in the United States have both similarities and significant differences in their ideologies, goals, tactics, membership, recruitment techniques, and involvement in violent criminal activity."

Abstract

The left-wing groups arose during the late 1960's, whereas right-wing groups have been a problem throughout much of the Nation's history. Left-wing groups emphasize class struggle and support for people in the Third World, whereas right-wing groups often believe in-white supremacy, extremes of Christianity and patriotism, and involvement in the survivalist movement . Both extremes are antidemocratic, see their mission as bringing about the revolution, and blame all the Nation's problems on a particular group. Leftists usually have urban backgrounds, are highly educated, and include blacks. Extreme right-wing groups consist entirely of white Christians and are often blue-collar and poorly educated. Both types of groups exploit legitimate political issues to attract members. They both also recruit from the military and prison populations. Their criminal offenses are similar and include bombings, murder of law enforcement officers, and attacks on government installations. Both types of groups pose a danger to the United States and need to be monitored. However, right-wing groups have greater potential for mounting a significant effort because they espouse (supposed) traditional American values . 3 notes and 22 references."

This study was prescient in its prediction of the rise of right wing extremist groups in America.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.2.7    3 weeks ago
That's akin to saying "Right Wing Militia's" is a group of rightwing extremists.

But that is not what I said or was even talking about.

Perhaps you should seed an article about the rightwing extremists you want to talk about instead, because this article is about Antifa.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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2.2.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.8    3 weeks ago
But that is not what I said or was even talking about.

You said "Antifa is a violent group of leftwing extremists." which is woefully inaccurate. There is no singular "Antifa" group as you claim. Your comment is no different than claiming all right wing militia groups are the same and under one banner, the "Right Wing Militia Group", which of course would be just as ridiculous as claiming there is an "Antifa group".

Have some of the disparate self anointed "Antifa" groups used violence and vandalism? Yes. And they should be held accountable. Have some of the disparate self anointed "right wing militia" groups used violence and vandalism? Yes. And they too should pay for their crimes. Does that mean all right wing militia groups are the same and should be held responsible for any other right wing militia groups crimes? Of course not. Same thing for the varied left wing anti-fascist groups. Being anti-fascist does not mean you've broken the law and used violence or vandalism to further your cause or to attack fascists, the vast majority are peaceful protestors of what they see as a rise of right wing fascism in their communities and they are rightfully alarmed. But only through peaceful means can they actually succeed in defeating right wing fascism, the fascists want to be attacked because their entire argument is that they are victims of the left which is why they justify their fascist ideology.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.10  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.2.9    3 weeks ago

I don't have the time nor the interest in your parsing of words today, sorry!

 
 
 
cjcold
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2.2.11  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

Even we centrists learned early that being anti fascism is a good thing.

We fought two world wars in Europe in an effort to stamp it out. 

Sad that the GOP now embraces and worships fascism

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.12  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @2.2.11    3 weeks ago
Even we centrists learned early that being anti fascism is a good thing. We fought two world wars in Europe in an effort to stamp it out. 

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Sad that the GOP now embraces and worships fascism

Not nearly as sad as people deliberately misstating or lying outright about the GOP positions and believing what others have told them. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.2.13  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @2.2.11    3 weeks ago
We fought two world wars in Europe in an effort to stamp it out. 

apparently we didn't kill enough of them...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.14  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @2.2.13    3 weeks ago
apparently we didn't kill enough of them...

Europe awaits your arrival to stamp out fascism!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.2.15  Sean Treacy  replied to  cjcold @2.2.11    3 weeks ago
We fought two world wars in Europe in an effort to stamp it out.

Lol... 

Thanks to you and your upvoters for a laugh. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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2.2.16  arkpdx  replied to  cjcold @2.2.11    3 weeks ago
We fought two world wars in Europe in an effort to stamp it out. 

Me thinks you are in dire need of a history lesson. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3  Sparty On    3 weeks ago

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Sparty On
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3.4  Sparty On  replied to  Sparty On @3    3 weeks ago

Lol so is the new standard?    

Shall we report “no value” every time we deem a comment isn’t a discussion?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
A top candidate in the Republican primary for Oregon governor has admitted that he and his wife had explored a swinging lifestyle before deciding that swapping partners wasn’t for them, according to a report.

Stan Pulliam, 40, told the Willamette Week that he and his wife of 12 years, MacKensey, had “explored relationships, mutual relationships with other couples, for a brief period of time before ultimately deciding that it wasn’t for us.”

Pulliam, the mayor of his hometown of Sandy, fessed up to the outlet after a 2016 screenshot from a page titled “Swinger Facebook Group PDX” made its rounds across the state’s political circles.

“Hi Everyone! MacKensey and I are excited to be added to your little community. Some of you we have already had the pleasure to meet and we look forward to getting to know the rest of you!” he wrote in the group, which had 536 members at the time, the Willamette Week reported Thursday.

In an interview last week with the newspaper, Pulliam declined to reveal when the “mutual relationships” began or ended, but said the couple’s participation ended well before he began running for the state’s top office.

Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate admits belonging to swingers group (nypost.com)

LOL. One of the driving precepts of his campaign seems to be to attack transgenders.  

Meanwhile he appears to be quite the "family values" man in his own life. s/

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I looked at the Fox News video of the "antifa riot" at his campaign rally.  It appears that about 8 or 10 people dressed in black threw a couple smoke bombs toward the "crowd" of Pulliam supporters. Hardly a riot. 

The dude is looking for some free publicity. 

Campaign event in downtown Portland, Ore. cut short after violence breaks out (msn.com)

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago
It appears that about 8 or 10 people dressed in black threw a couple smoke bombs toward the "crowd" of Pulliam supporters. Hardly a riot

OregonLive called it a clash:   Police said one group threw smoke grenades, larger fireworks and paint at the other group near Southwest Third Avenue and Main Street. The sound of “significant explosions” could be heard in the area, police said....Firework mortars left one man with a hand injury and a woman complained of hearing loss, police said in a statement. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    3 weeks ago

From the two videos I have seen there appears to have been just a few people there on both sides. 

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Let's use the right's euphemism about Jan 6 and call this "legitimate political protest" on the part of "antifa". 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    3 weeks ago
legitimate political protest

Throwing paint on someone and mortar or grenade like fireworks aren't legitimate protest. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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4.2  arkpdx  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago
It appears that about 8 or 10 people dressed in black threw a couple smoke bombs toward the "crowd" of Pulliam supporters.

And to you that makes it OK? It was only a few and they only threw a couple of dangerous explosive devices. I am surprised you haven't yet said that it was all of Pulliam and his supporters fault for have ng a peacefully rally. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  arkpdx @4.2    3 weeks ago

What I think is that it was a small rally and a small amount of people dressed in black came towards them throwing small fireworks. And the confrontation was brief.  The videos show nothing else. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.2.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    3 weeks ago
The videos show nothing else.

OregonLive reporting is likely more comprehensive than the video.  In any case not as serious as the protest Fri night.  

An investigation is underway after a gunshot was fired that police say was “likely related” to a confrontation between a protest convoy and counter-protesters in Northeast Portland on Friday evening.

According to PPB, officers learned just before 7 p.m. Friday that a shot was fired as a group of people were throwing things off the Northeast Glisan Street overpass over I-205.

Police said they were already monitoring a protest convoy that was driving through Portland and had counter-protesters “confronting” them.

Officers recovered evidence of a shot having been fired, and PPB said it is “likely related.” Police said about 15 people were “yelling at and harassing the officers as they conducted the investigation.”
 
 
 
Hallux
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4.2.3  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.2.2    3 weeks ago

Oh good, the masterbators of the English language have advanced from 'alleged' to 'likely'

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @4.2.3    3 weeks ago
Oh good, the masterbators of the English language have advanced from 'alleged' to 'likely'

Yeah, it must have been one hell of a stretch to link a gunshot in the same area where idiots were throwing things off an overpass to each other.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4.2.5  Sean Treacy  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.2.2    3 weeks ago

It was just one, brief gunshot though. 

Hardly even a felony. 

Who could be upset by that?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.2.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

Two separate incidents Fri and Sun, separated by a common language.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.2.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.2.5    3 weeks ago

One of many Fri night in Portland:

At 5:01pm, officers responded to a report of a stolen van located near Southeast 20th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. The van's driver eventually crashed at Southeast Ash Street and Southeast 26th Avenue, striking two pedestrians, one with life threatening injuries. Multiple suspects ran off into the neighborhood.

At 6:54pm, officers responded to a report of a group throwing objects off the Northeast Glisan Street overpass over Interstate 205, and that a shot had been fired. Portland Police were monitoring a protest "convoy" that was driving through Portland and counterdemonstrators confronting them. 

At 7:48pm, officers were notified that Oregon State Police (OSP) were pursuing a stolen ambulance into Portland. Several calls came in about the driver of the ambulance driving recklessly, including driving on sidewalks and going the wrong way on some one-way streets. OSP later stopped the vehicle outside of Portland and arrested the suspect. 

At 11:59pm,  officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Henderson Street. When they arrived they located an adult male with severe injuries. The driver who struck him left the scene and was not immediately located. 

On Saturday, at 12:37am, officers were dispatched to the 7200 block of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard on a report that someone was shot in or near a convenience store. When officers arrived they found it was actually two shooting victims. 

At 1:17am, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 00 block of Southeast 127th Avenue. One shooting victim was located and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

At 2:06am, officers responded to the 14100 block of Southeast Woodward Street on a report of two people shot. 

At 2:18am,  officers responded to a report of a shooting at a bar in the 3200 block of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. They located one victim on scene who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. A short time later, another possible victim arrived at a hospital by private vehicle, although it is not clear if he was related to this shooting. A third male was hurt by possible shrapnel and arrived at the hospital by private vehicle. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.2.8  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.2.6    3 weeks ago

Uncommon times do not have a common language.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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4.2.9  arkpdx  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

So  you think it is ok to throw fireworks and other things at those you disagree with if they are only a small group and there's are only a few "people throwing things. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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4.2.10  arkpdx  replied to  Hallux @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

You mean like those on the left automatically said the officer that shot Michael Brown in self defense a murder and demanded his head as soon as the news of the shooting hit the media? Or like all the other police shooting that turned out to be justified

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.2.11  Hallux  replied to  arkpdx @4.2.10    3 weeks ago

We could do what-about going back millenia, where would you like to start at?

 
 
 
arkpdx
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4.2.12  arkpdx  replied to  Hallux @4.2.11    3 weeks ago

I would be happy if the left would start acting like rational human beings but that just be more that I can hope for because it will never happen

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.2.13  Hallux  replied to  arkpdx @4.2.12    3 weeks ago

I would be happy if the right stopped buying used up insults at yard sales.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.14  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @4.2.13    3 weeks ago
I would be happy if the right stopped buying used up insults at yard sales.

I would be happy if the left stopped attempting to be comedians and realized their regular comments are hysterical enough. 

 
 
 
bugsy
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4.2.15  bugsy  replied to  arkpdx @4.2.9    3 weeks ago

Well, he did say he has dressed in all black for the past 50 years.

I didn't know Antifa existed 50 years ago.

 
 
 
JBB
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4.2.16  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.14    3 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.17  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4.2.16    3 weeks ago

Do you have any thoughts that don't revolve around Trump?

 
 
 
arkpdx
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4.2.18  arkpdx  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.17    3 weeks ago

You could have stopped at the word thoughts and the same answer would be true for both questions, no  

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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4.2.19  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  bugsy @4.2.15    3 weeks ago
I didn't know Antifa existed 50 years ago.

The original Anti-Fascist leaders...

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Ronin2
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4.3  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago
A top candidate in the Republican primary for Oregon governor has admitted that he and his wife had explored a swinging lifestyle before deciding that swapping partners wasn’t for them, according to a report.

Stan Pulliam, 40, told the Willamette Week that he and his wife of 12 years, MacKensey, had “explored relationships, mutual relationships with other couples, for a brief period of time before ultimately deciding that it wasn’t for us.”

Pulliam, the mayor of his hometown of Sandy, fessed up to the outlet after a 2016 screenshot from a page titled “Swinger Facebook Group PDX” made its rounds across the state’s political circles.

“Hi Everyone! MacKensey and I are excited to be added to your little community. Some of you we have already had the pleasure to meet and we look forward to getting to know the rest of you!” he wrote in the group, which had 536 members at the time, the Willamette Week reported Thursday.

In an interview last week with the newspaper, Pulliam declined to reveal when the “mutual relationships” began or ended, but said the couple’s participation ended well before he began running for the state’s top office.

In other hypocritical who gives a fuck news; Democrats prove they do care about peoples' sexual orientation- and that is not a private matter. Tell us how this affects his ability to be governor? What is it in what you have posted is relevant that disqualifies him; or impedes his ability to do the job in any way? Seems that the couple engage in consensual sex with other couples. 

As for your research, or lack there of it, think and and look harder.

If this was a far right group attacking a leftist politician you would be howling at the moon. Even if it was "just smoke bombs"; which they already proved it wasn't.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
 A rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate and Sandy mayor Stan Pulliam  attracted a group of counter-protesters Saturday , leading to a brief confrontation. Pulliam, an anti-trans, anti-abortion, pro-Trump conservative, happily used the interaction as a tool to accuse anti-fascists of trying to silence his campaign. Pulliam is now furiously refreshing his inbox to see if he's received an invite to Tucker Carlson's show yet. Good Morning, News: Police Still Using Force Against Mentally Ill Portlanders, Stan Pulliam Keeps Portland Weird, and Ukrainians Safely Evacuated - Blogtown - Portland Mercury
 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @5    3 weeks ago

So a bunch of yahoos don't want to vote for this candidate.

And, being the liberal geniuses that they are, figured protesting was better than working to elect the candidate of their choice.

What a bunch of freaking morons.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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6  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

Is this what the left is reduced to? Embarrassing themselves on behalf of antifa with such transparently silly attempts to deny responsibility?

You guys should  be proud of a good day's work. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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6.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    3 weeks ago

When Trump gets through explaining this he'll have his saps believing it was worse than Jan 6th. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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6.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    3 weeks ago

When the left get through making excuses for this it will be "Far right outside agitators, who could not be seen or caught, were the cause of the disturbance."

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    3 weeks ago

Why is it on Trump to explain the actions of a lawless mob of idiots masquerading as SJWs?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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7  Dismayed Patriot    3 weeks ago

It's pretty funny that they call it a "mob" with a photo of maybe 7 people and an empty park behind them.

Which "mob" is scarier, these guys?...

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or these guys?...

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7    3 weeks ago

Come on, do you really believe that a bunch of Antifa pussies would only have 7 people to attack with?

LOL!

Besides, don't you know how photos can be misleading?

I can give you a prime example if needed.

 
 
 
JBB
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8  JBB    3 weeks ago

Without gop fascists there wouldn't be Anti-Fascists.

 
 
 
bugsy
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8.1  bugsy  replied to  JBB @8    3 weeks ago

The truth is Antifa REALLY stands for

Anti   First Amendment

Of course, they will not admit to that, but their actions certainly show this is the absolute truth.

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
9  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

Very odd.  ANTIFA only shows up when Fascists are present.   

 
 
 
Texan1211
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9.1  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @9    3 weeks ago
Very odd.  ANTIFA only shows up when Fascists are present.

Or when the Antifa idiots "think" there are fascists present.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
9.2  JBB  replied to  bbl-1 @9    3 weeks ago

The ninnies with their hair on fire about a half dozen kids in hoodies lighting firecrackers at American Nazi Party Snowflakes think January 6th was GREAT!

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
9.2.1  bbl-1  replied to  JBB @9.2    3 weeks ago

Our democracy is under assault from within and outside our borders.  There are many on this site that are part of that.  Are some of these 'alleged people' in actuality foreign bots?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @9.2.1    3 weeks ago
Our democracy is under assault from within and outside our borders.  There are many on this site that are part of that.  Are some of these 'alleged people' in actuality foreign bots?

Oh, damn, you figured it out!

Whatever shall we do now?

 
 
 
Hallux
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9.2.3  Hallux  replied to  bbl-1 @9.2.1    3 weeks ago
Are some of these 'alleged people' in actuality foreign bots?

I and Buzz are, just you wait till the next Ice Age.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
9.2.4  JBB  replied to  bbl-1 @9.2.1    3 weeks ago

So obvious they would make Tokyo Rose blush! 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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10  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

Some days this site really makes me laugh.  This thread is a perfect example.   Progressives progress  from claiming it's wasn't antifa  to justifying  assaults on peaceful assemblies  within a couple posts,  with made up history, victim blaming,  and ass backwards logic mixed in for good measure. Throw in a seed filled with progressive bigotry and it's another banner day for the site's left wingers. 

what crimes will they justify tomorrow? What stunning examples of cognitive dissonance are in store?  What slurs will they hurl at those who dare think different?  Should be fun to see what tomorrow brings. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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10.1  Sparty On  replied to  Sean Treacy @10    3 weeks ago

I know .... some folks here are mentally FUBAR.

100%

 
 

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