Voice of Reason/Quite Blunt
- Sep 21, 2018
- Akron, OH
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
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Hot damn, Reddit finally quarantined the_donald. Apparently they were making threats to kill police officers who have been sent to retrieve the Oregon runaway Senators (THAT is a whole other wtf story) as well as the head of DHS.
WTF is this Oregon story? 12 Senators leaving the state to deny climate change legislation from passing. To top it off at least one of them has said he would commit violence against the State Troopers sent to retrieve them. The 3%er militia has vowed to rush to their aid from both Oregon and Idaho.
WTF, WTF, WTF? These people were elected to do a job. They clearly don't want to do it. Jail them for the threats, then impeach them. Jail those 3%er's too. interesting how the pro-cop side (when they're killing young black men) now deem murdering cops perfectly fine.
Republicans are fecking nuts and they are incredibly dangerous to any form of democracy at this point.
Armed Militias Pledge to Fight for Fugitive Oregon GOP Lawmakers ‘At Any Cost’
Reddit ‘Quarantines’ Pro-Trump Forum Over Anti-Police Threats
The threats of violence are totally unacceptable. However, as an extreme parliamentary tactic -- denying the majority a quorum -- in recent times, Democrats have done this in Texas and (I think) in Minnesota or Wisconsin. It's an extreme tactic, but entirely legal and, I think, fair for either side. I don't like it when it's done to sabotage legislation to help avert disastrous climate change; I hate it. But calling it irresponsible as a tactic is wrong. To call it irresponsible in their duties to the human species and the all the non-human species that -- willy nilly -- we have stewardship over, I agree with entirely.
Frankly? Vote Yay, Nay or Abstain. Period.I don't understand. They were elected to do a job. That job is to take votes whether their side wins or not. As far as I am concerned they are derelict of duty. Else, I guess, from now on, whenever legislators do not like what the other side is doing, say, giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy they too can just walk off the job? Perhaps gather their own militias?
Furthermore, threatening violence upon officers? One stated that they better send bachelors. They rely upon militias to use brute strength? This is what elected representatives of the people are to be and do?
A Filibuster? Meh, no problems with that - hell with most vote delay tactics.
This ought to be grounds for immediate removal and replacement though a special election.