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Why Is It Some Prolific, Argumentative Posters Hide Their Bios? (Reprint)

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      It never ceases to amaze me how many Ridiculous Right find the need to hide behind a moniker. A few of them have challenged mine, and then are stunned to find out that my name is indeed Jade and my company includes the words "Bridge" and "Tour".

      I started out on Yabberz as a participant, and a very active one, and accepted the role of Pundit the second time Melissa and Mike asked. I immediately discovered that we Pundits attract a particular variety of Troll, trying to prove their worth by espousing particularly ludicrous talking points aimed to enflame. They are also remarkable cowards. Before I was a Pundit, I asked the question that is the headline of this article. I have chosen to reprint the below in order to remind myself that the people who troll us are in fact people who are at best misguided and at worst active enemies of the Union. BTJ 24 Dec 2018


      The incomplete profiles of some of the more vicious posters makes me curious. Why are they hiding? Is it because that they are afraid that they might be held accountable for their words? Or are they concerned that some unknown governmental agency will take note of what they are expressing? Perhaps they have been banned and are sneaking back in.

      They speak strongly and recklessly, but their bravado is false, for their failure to reveal the simplest detail about themselves speaks to their true cowardice.

      In an open forum, to know something of a fellow member's history or current life provides for the opportunity to find common ground. This foundation allows for the better chance to understand the basis for their belief set and to encourage positive and mutually beneficial dialog.

      For the unknown, there is little threat past exclusion, and while they might claim that they may speak freer if they are veiled, such discourse is often boorish and mean spirited.

      If you wish to denigrate, fine. Just do not be a coward and reveal yourself.

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      Time Outs Recommended For Surly Adolescent Posters Of Any Age. Reprint

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          Since I have witnessed a few juvenile trolls malingering about, I thought I would offer this piece that twilson117 said was one of his favorites. I hope you take a look again. Thanks BTJ 20 Dec 2018

          I have come to the conclusion that there are times when some of the childish among us just need a time out. I have yet to block anyone, but perhaps I am spoiling the little kiddies by sparing the rod. Infantile remarks, grade school insults, and nonsensical assertions are popping up in adult discussions from these adolescents, most of whom hide behind an avatar so their parents will not be so quick to identify their errant offspring. Either that or they are just too ashamed of their inability to add any point of merit. No matter, I have willingly acted as in loco parenti, giving my all to help those who cannot get past their 2nd grade religious training, have never learned proper etiquette, or how to act respectfully in groups. Now I have a friend who is willing to help the little ones who keep getting in over their head.

          Now I will let them back into the adult company they inject themselves into from time to time if they can show some proper manners.

          There are a few that just will never be permanent residents of the grown-up world, but I am willing to allow for the outside chance of the miracle of maturity to occur.

          I will even hold my breath for a minute or two. The moment one of our adolescents starts to act up, however, it is back into the "blocked" box again. It behooves our community for the adults to police the little ones.

          Some of the actions that are not acceptable to me in mixed company on my articles or in my earshot on other thread include:

          Hate speech or memes towards any individual member;

          Any intentional efforts to foment violence;

          Bullying;

          Threatening a member; or

          Efforts to make a member feel bad or stupid by insulting them in a mean-spirited manner.

          Sometimes we just have to send the ill-behaved to the penalty box.


          GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

          #TheResistance #indivisible #Resist

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          Tucker Carlson Is The Gift That Fox Keeps On Giving To White Nationalists

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              So you MAGA types are big fans of the misogynist, racist and Fox Primetime voice, Tucker Carlson. So are the White Nationalists who are your dear fellow Trump supporters. Like this guy who we have to presume would be your first choice to invite to a party you are hosting, have on your personal speed dial or if chance would have it, be lucky enough to marry into your family. I speak of Andrew Anglin, the man who proclaimed Donald J Trump as the "Godhead" of the White Supremacist/Nationalist movement. Given that the Administration has never spoken out against Anglin's belief set, we are left to believe that Trump is concurs grateful for the designation. And Anglin is a "Yuge" fan of both good old boys, #45 and the Trump adoring FauxSpews mouthpiece, Carlson.

              "An analysis by an independent researcher, who requested anonymity because he feared retaliation from Anglin and other neo-Nazis, found that Carlson had been featured in 265 articles on the Daily Stormer between November 2016 and November 2018. By way of comparison, Sean Hannity, considered President Trump’s most rock-ribbed supporter on Fox News, was featured in 27 articles in the same time period; Laura Ingraham, another Fox News host, in four; and Lou Dobbs, whose Fox Business show frequently focuses on the alleged dangers posed by immigrants, two. The researcher used subject tags, created by Daily Stormer to categorize topics on its site, to arrive at the above numbers. BuzzFeed News was able to independently verify the researcher’s work by using the same method." Citation via Erik Wemple in the Washington Post, 15 Dec 2018.

              You must be so proud.


              GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

              #Indivisible #TheResistance #Resist

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              Another Facebook Day, Another Set Of Trump Trolls Sent To The Showers

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                  The best month has seen an increase in both the evil and the good weighing in. One mistake the Good seems to not be making again is that during the 2016 campaign, whenever Evil was knocked on its ass, Good stopped kicking.

                  Not this time.

                  The target of much of our internet fighting has been some variation of the above, some more talented than others, but all with the intent of acting as a buffer against the battering ram that the rising ire of the nation has become. Many of those who have seen themselves as moderates - and in many cases still do - have removed their support from an Executive Branch that has shown itself to be at the very least, morally bankrupt, and at its worst, the corrupt figurehead elected to support foreign interests.

                  The previous Administration's leader offered this observation:


                  Our collective moral outrage must be acted upon at every opportunity, for any slight passing over of an attack from the ill-spirited is to provide the tiniest of footholds. Any act of injustice from the Presidency must be challenged head-on, and we must be on guard for all of them. My personal role has become that of the lead watchman, providing information to those who have a specific area of expertise. From there the onslaught of revelation is performed by a coalition of forces from different online posters. Some tackle immigration, some political corruption, some handle voting issues and more. Our group specifically deals with the continued rising of White Nationalism and it's equally evil cousins Supremacy and Nativists.

                  https://ricochet.media/en/2385/canadas-largest-sub...

                  Over the last year the SANE60 has witnessed the rise of what we have termed "The Great White North", as Canada has seen an increase in the number of evil racist acts, especially in the Prairies and eastern British Columbia. This increased activity on the USA's northern border has been motivated by the successes that are perceived to have been acquired across America. These groups are supporting each other's goals. As the political situation deteriorates at 1600 Pennsylvania we can expect even more villainous acts from the Deplorables. More arrests of those who plan acts of domestic terrorism that fail to arrive at their intended conclusion, but not all such crimes against the citizenry will be stopped.

                  Vigilance is required, never taking a break, for the moment our guard is let down we have had yet another despicable act. The unspeakable murders of innocents who do not desire to do more than to live well, to prosper in the promise of a free and open society, is likely to increase as the Trump Administration collapses.

                  Even if Donald Trump serves all four years, the powers behind him will be rendered less impotent. As the legal threats against their "leader" increases, the more vicious the hardcore support will act.

                  It is not time to relax, but to continue to increase the pressures on the House of Trump, political, legal, social and fiscal, never letting up until the structure of cards has imploded upon itself.

                  GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

                  #TheResistance #indivisible #resist

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                  Race, Religion, And Ideology Putin's Tools

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                      Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the committee that asked the researchers to analyze the tech companies’ data, said the findings show “how aggressively Russia sought to divide Americans by race, religion and ideology.”

                      When I finished reading this article, I kept coming back to this part of Burr’s comment. I have confidence most here on the forum understand the impact of these three words, “race, religion, and ideology.”

                      It is a masterstroke on Putin’s part with his understanding of how to manipulate the populace of the United States and directly influence the outcome of our last Presidential election. Masterful on Putin’s part, in the manner, it went virtually undetected along with it Trump’s lickspittles in both the House and Senate either discounting or ignoring it altogether.

                      Putin skillfully used the most common elements of the prejudicial trinity so subtly most missed it, and those who did pick up on it found themselves in heated debates or accused of just being Trump haters. A position Putin would relish with the utmost glee and enjoyment. When you take a moment to contemplate how we got here, it is not that hard to figure out.

                      The most obvious is we never took Trump seriously when he announced his entry into the presidential sweepstakes. Along, with accepting the majority opinion, he had a snowball's chance in Hell of winning. When he came down the escalator amid paid performers and made his speech, we were all but sure his campaign was over before it got out of the gate. But, Trump had a triad of his own. His hatred for Obama, his greed, and his delusions of grandeur all of which played right into Putin’s waiting arms. After witnessing Trump’s announcement, it was just a matter of time when he would say, “Welcome comrade Trump.”

                      The thumping Trump got by President Obama at the Correspondents Dinner may or may not been the catalyst for Trump’s entry into the Presidential sweepstakes, but his hatred for Obama indeed was. He along with multitudes of others, couldn’t handle the US have a non-white male as president.

                      Putin the master spy and ultimate operative knew this about Trump and understood the politics of race as it played out in the United States, knew from jump street he could manipulate Trump. Then there were Trump’s greed and delusions of grandeur, so easy for Putin to work and he did.

                      Beyond Trump, Putin also realized something else. He recognized the unwillingness on our part to read and check things out, and our willingness to accept what showed up on social media as fact: the ideal confluence of what many would consider a strange set of events, but none the less something he could work with and that he did.

                      What could be better? You have an individual who is greedy, hates anyone who doesn’t look like him, and believes he “alone” can fix things in the US. Combined that with a particular segment of the US populace who will respond predictably to issues on race, religion, and ideology and you have the perfect formula for influencing an American election.

                      When Trump's base is presented with this information, it gets ignored or they default to their safe place and say it’s “fake news.”

                      They are more than willing to abdicate any responsibility for doing the necessary reading and research to verify facts. My polite way of saying far too many people are too damn lazy to check things out.

                      And what is scary about this, is Putin knows it and counts on it. Which is why James Comey admonishment about calling out the GOP and the American people stand up to Trump is essential.

                      “At some point, someone has to stand up and face the fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement but stand up and speak the truth,”

                      Those who are in the Senate and Congress need to understand their election is not for a lifetime, and they are there to do the will on the people not that of Mitch McConnell of Paul Ryan, but the people.

                      So as Comey said they need to move past Fox News fire-breathers like Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and radio talkers like Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage who prepped the soil with their version of race, religion, and ideology.

                      All Putin had to do was plant the seeds and sit back and harvest the fruit of his labors.


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                      This Is What It Looks Like When You Sell Your Soul In Support Of Trump

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                          Throughout the entire conversation, I keep hoping Chris Cuomo would ask her if she ever considered the fact that Trump is lying to her?

                          It's a well know fact that Trump is a pathological liar. She still is out there trying to claim Trump is telling the truth. Something Trump has no familiarity with at all.

                          The only logical reason I can come up with for her constant twisting of facts and unbridled support for Trump is that for her to accept the truth about Trump's vacuousness. Along with admitting she help get a liar, crook, and thief elected to the highest office this country.

                          She looks exhausted in this clip, perhaps it is finally sinking in, that she is indeed complicit in getting this liar, crook, and thief in the White House, which would make her achievement, being the first female to run a winning presidential campaign, as close to a Pyrrhic victory as one can get.

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                          The Real Person Who Is Dumb As A Rock

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                              The conversation goes something like this:

                              “Donald, (everyone in the room refuses to address him as Mr. President, the first tip to him he is in trouble), I am here to let you know that as Majority Leader in the Senate, I’m bringing forth legislation that will ensure the Government will stay open,

                              “If you refuse to sign it, let me be very clear, we have the votes in both the House and Senate to override your veto. It is my recommendation to you, don’t even think about vetoing it.”

                              The VP rises saying, “How dare you!!!”

                              The Senate Majority Leader looks at the VP,

                              “Shut up and sit the **** down. You know damn well we have the votes, I told you that last night when you called, so don’t pretend now for Donald.

                              “If anything you need to explain it to him, in terms a five-year-old would understand, the country won’t stand for another shutdown just because he feels he needs to prove his manhood and keeps prattling on about a wall that is not going to get funded.”

                              The Senate Majority and Speaker of the House leave the Oval Office, completely ignoring Trumps demands to come back and sit down. One of the sectaries outside his office swears she saw the Speaker of the House flip Trump off.

                              And Then I wake up.

                              I realize what I just wrote is fanciful and will never happen, but, it could if certain folks just

                              had the courage to do what the were sent to Congress to do, recapture their Mr. Smith goes to

                              Washington moment before being taken to the smoke-filled rooms, to be corrupted.

                              You cannot help but marvel at the abject callousness of Republicans in both branches of government slinking away and not planning on returning until the 29th of the month with just 72 hours to make a decision that could affect thousands of people negatively.

                              “There is no discernable plan. None that’s been disclosed.” said Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, as he threw his hands into the air. “Everybody’s looking to [Trump] for a signal about what he wants to do. So far, it’s not clear.”

                              You get what Cornyn said: “Everybody’s looking to Trump.” Big mistake. Right now Trump couldn’t plan a two-car funeral let alone give any sound signal on what Congress should do, for one simple reason, he is the one who is dumb as a rock.

                              His actions with Pelosi and Schummer saying he will own the shutdown was unmistakably a dumb as a rock statement to make. He may believe it will play well to his supporters in Peoria, but, if they are government employees, and they don’t get paid, guess what, they will remember that when it comes time to vote.

                              If they take a ding on their credit report because they were late with a payment – of any kind – they will remember when it comes time to vote.

                              If they show up for work at a government facility and get turned away, they will remember when it comes time to vote.

                              Well, at least one hopes they will, with many Trump supporters, one never knows.


                              https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/13/congress...

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                              Breaking News

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                                  Pepper just entered into a plea deal and basically admitted did the payment 2 MacDougal was to affect the outcome of the election.

                                  I have no idea what the Republicans are going to do now but they can't keep saying that Cohen has been lying when Trump's good buddy just gave him up.

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                                  Fighting The Good Fight By Carrying The Battle To The Evil

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                                      This is a personal note from our SANE60 Headquarters Family to all of you.

                                      First, let me assure you that all is well, so to speak, as much as it can be during this seemingly unending ideological war.

                                      We at the SANE60 Headquarters have been supporting our Blue and Purple warriors, as well as those members of the "Free and Honorable Press" who keep our hopes and dreams alive by their continued calling out of an Administration so corrupt that Boss Tweed is green with envy down in the Hell that so many of the evil minded minions and their owners will take up residence in when they leave this mortal plane.

                                      The sheer immensity of the human tragedies that Donald J Trump and his syndicate have created are stupefying, and nearly beyond human understanding. Even Bundy has withdrawn his support, perhaps more surprisingly than Tucker Carlson's analysis of Trump as a failure. Trump's support of authoritarian leaders who solve their issues through the injudicious use of the vengeful sword has swayed the more rational politicians and supporters away from him, while the Justice Department tightens the noose around so many others.

                                      It may not be that Trump will resign or be impeached, but rendered impotent by the new Congress and the courts. Either way the merciless red tide of hatred shows definitive signs of receding.

                                      For our part, the SANE60 family of great minds and stout hearts have taken to Twitter, Facebook, the phones, the streets and the mail, doing everything in our power to synergize the many varied activities of The Resistance, the Blue Wave, Indivisible, Resisters, FBR and every other group we can think of in order to maximize the pressure on the House of Trump. It is our belief that the coordinated efforts will crack the walls, making way for the destruction of the same.

                                      On a personal note:

                                      These long hours have prevented me from inhabiting the Yabberz site I love and support as much as I wish to, but rest assured, I am still here, still reading, still writing, still taking on the evil White Nationalist foes and those who need them at every opportunity. I will be posting an article soon, a recap of what we here at the SANE60 predicted was occurring in the summer of 2016 and what has transpired since then. I will also tell you that without the support of every single one of you, be you pundits, writers, readers or commentators, this war for the soul of the nation might very well be unwinnable.

                                      We thank you all.

                                      Signed

                                      BridgeTourJadeDonna WoodKaren Lee BarrettThomas Mac Cormac

                                      GS Jade Barrett, CEO of the SANE60.

                                      #TheResistance #indivisible #resist



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