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2 minutes ago, mr6666 said:
 
LIVE: #RejectTheCoverup mobilization from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. #TrumpIsNotAboveTheLa
 

I don't disagree with protesting the results of Trump's trial, BUT the energy and money would be better spent on moving on and supporting Democrats running against Republicans at every level of government in every state.  

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Anti-Trump protester in MAGA community unloads on neighbors: ‘What’s wrong with these people?’

On Saturday, the Washington Post profiled Ed McGinty, the Florida retiree in The Villages who went viral last week for setting up with a golf cart covered in signs labeling President Donald Trump a “racist,” a “filthy pig,” and a “sexual predator.”

“Raised Irish Catholic in Philadelphia, the 71-year-old retired real estate broker has always been a Democrat, just like his parents before him,” wrote Brittany Shammas. “But the last time he remembers being especially politically motivated was when Hubert Humphrey ran against Richard Nixon in 1968. After that, he’d wake up the morning after Election Day, find out George W. Bush or another Republican had won and say, ‘Okay, well, back to work.'”

 

 

The election of Trump was the first time since the 60s that woke a political fire in McGinty. “When Trump won, it changed the whole ballgame for me. I thought to myself, ‘This was supposed to be a joke..........

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/anti-trump-protester-in-maga-community-unloads-on-neighbors-whats-wrong-with-these-people/

 

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'There need to be mass protests': Authoritarianism experts say time is running out for Americans to stop Trump

"..........The president has attacked virtually every democratic institution in the US when he's felt its actions were unfavorable to his agenda or public appearance. Meanwhile, he pushed traditional US allies away while openly embracing many of the world's most repressive leaders.

These trends have raised concern among top experts on authoritarianism, fascism, and democracy, but they've often said that the robust political system in the US, with its checks and balances and constitutional norms, has prevented Trump from becoming a full-blown authoritarian and doing whatever he wants.

 

............there should have been mass protests in the streets after the vote against witnesses, warning that the absence of significant public outcry served as "a further sign to the party in power that they can go ahead and do what they want.".....

 

described Barr as a "dangerous, authoritarian enabler," adding that Trump and those in his administration were not the only issues when it comes to an anti-democratic slide in the US.

"It's almost all of the Republican Party," Stanley said. "Mitch McConnell already showed that he has no loyalty to the rule of law........

"I don't know what would happen in the absence of mass protests," Stanley said. "I'm not at all sanguine about the fairness of the upcoming elections."

He added: "As they've shown, they'll do whatever they can to hold on to power."

https://www.businessinsider.com/authoritarianism-experts-say-time-running-out-americans-to-stop-trump-2020-2

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Judge Voids UNC's Controversial Settlement Over Confederate Statue 'Silent Sam'

 

 

A NC judge has voided the agreement between UNC and the SCV that would have given the statue

to the group along with $2.5 million for upkeep. Silent Sammy hit the dirt involuntarily when a

group of protesters forcefully took him down in 2018. The University put him in storage while they

tried to figure out what to do with the poor guy. The UNC-SCV agreement was done while no one

was looking in 2019. The judge ruled that the Sons of Confederate Veterans did not have legal standing

to be in the lawsuit. This will probably take some time to figure out. People didn't mind getting

rid of Sam, they just didn't like the idea of giving the SCV the $2.5 million.

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/12/805250903/judge-voids-uncs-controversial-settlement-over-confederate-statue-silent-sam

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