The 1/6 hearings

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If someone had told me two years ago that Mike Pence would be the wall protecting us from Christo-Fascists, I'd have looked at them like they were out of their fucking mind.

Yet... after today it turns out that is pretty much what he did.

And seriously, while I can't stand the Republican political mindset, I do find it telling that they are the ones testifying right now; and the ones giving us warnings that this was only the beginning, on the 6th and I'm scared for my country, because too many people supposedly on the Left are playing purist politics and railing against people, that while we do not agree on anything else, agree that we want to save our democracy, and if these people win in the fall? We're done.
 

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Walmart won't listen to him either. "They're canceling my pillows!"

They got "cancelled" by Walmart because WM uses a point system and the sales fell below a certain level so WM stopped carrying them in the stores.

Despite his explanation, Walmart went through with removing the products. Walmart told Newsweek in an emailed statement, "While we are no longer carrying them in stores, MyPillow products continue to be available on Walmart.com."
It's nothing personal. After all, WM is a southern corporation. 🤭
 
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I'm not sure whether this or the coup thread works better but since this touches on the hearings....


Read through, its frightening.
 
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The idea of Wal-mart cancelling MyPillow is so dumb. Wal-mart is essentially a machine. No one is pushing buttons anywhwere on what to carry, its generating what will sell with some algorythm somewhere. That alorythm said "MyPillows aren't selling". Simple as that.
 

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The idea of Wal-mart cancelling MyPillow is so dumb. Wal-mart is essentially a machine. No one is pushing buttons anywhwere on what to carry, its generating what will sell with some algorythm somewhere. That alorythm said "MyPillows aren't selling". Simple as that.
Weird. The Walmart I worked at a couple of years ago used the point system I mentioned upthread. They told us (SO and self) all Walmarts use that system. I guess you could call that an algorithm. ;)
 

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Weird. The Walmart I worked at a couple of years ago used the point system I mentioned upthread. They told us (SO and self) all Walmarts use that system. I guess you could call that an algorithm. ;)
I mean, it basically is. Its just ranking how much something is selling and tells if it gets shelf space.
 
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I'll be honest, I think they have been planning to call on Pence all along - he'd be a star witness, if not the headliner, one of the later acts, as it were.
I'd be surprised if he wasn't willing to speak too, because honestly, he isn't an idiot and has to see that if he wants to save his party [not that i think its still doable] he needs to do his part.
 
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Aides to Donald Trump had no idea a documentary filmmaker had recorded the former president on Jan. 6, 2021, until the House committee investigating that day subpoenaed the footage, reports said.
The New York Times reported that many top Trump advisors were surprised by news of the project, which only a small circle of close Trump aides knew about.

According to the Times it had been organised by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and was meant to be a "legacy project" for Trump.
Some legacy. We're so, so lucky Trump's team were such blundering, egocentric shits. Imagine what they could have gotten away with if they knew how to rub 2 sticks together.
 

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Some legacy. We're so, so lucky Trump's team were such blundering, egocentric shits. Imagine what they could have gotten away with if they knew how to rub 2 sticks together.
campaign's legal team seemed surprised
Never a good omen. Don't surprise your lawyers.