Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
The John Byrne Forum
Byrne Robotics > The John Byrne Forum Page of 23 Next >>
Topic: January 6 Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message
John Byrne
Avatar
Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 128677
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 10:48am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Somebody had to say it.

A year ago I sat at my kitchen table building a LEGO model of Central Perk from FRIENDS and listening to our Nation being torn apart live on CNN.

Back to Top profile | search
 
Michael Penn
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 12 April 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 11800
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

A sure sign, among many, that madness is at deeply destructive play in America, is that Karl Rove published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal giving the clarion call for his party to take responsibility:

>>
...on the anniversary of Jan. 6, I’m addressing squarely those Republicans who for a year have excused the actions of the rioters who stormed the Capitol, disrupted Congress as it received the Electoral College’s results, and violently attempted to overturn the election. [...]

If Democrats had done what some Trump supporters did on that violent Jan. 6, Republicans would have criticized them mercilessly and been right to do so. Republicans would have torched any high official who encouraged violence or stood mute while it was waged and been right to do so. Republicans would have demanded an investigation to find who was responsible for the violence and been right to do so.

To move beyond Jan. 6, 2021, we must put country ahead of party. [...] I’ve been a Republican my entire life, and believe in what the Republican Party, at its best, has represented for decades. There can be no soft-pedaling what happened and no absolution for those who planned, encouraged and aided the attempt to overthrow our democracy. Love of country demands nothing less. That’s true patriotism. <<

Back to Top profile | search
 
Conrad Teves
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 28 January 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 1928
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 11:32am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Without a hint of hyperbole, I can say it was as bad a day as the Republic has ever had.

It remains to be seen if we can recover.
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Andrew Davey
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 27 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 1400
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 11:35am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Will they listen? <sigh>
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Philippe Negrin
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 01 August 2007
Location: France
Posts: 2639
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 11:53am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Wasn't it one of the worst days in the history of the USA ?
Back to Top profile | search
 
Rich Marzullo
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 13 January 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 2559
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 12:57pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

My mom told me she was crying watching the events. Has anything really changed, or are we just sleep walking towards another one? 
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 128677
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 1:13pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

“Walking” seems optimistic.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Michael Penn
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 12 April 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 11800
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 1:57pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Today, the sitting President of the United States in no uncertain terms rightly told his country, the world, and history itself, that the prior President of the United States is a threat to the nation. 

Astonishing, just... astonishing. 
Back to Top profile | search
 
Michael Murphy
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 06 June 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 312
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 2:04pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Trump and the rest of the GOP are a threat to the USA. The current trajectory of the political right in America is why we are now being called a backsliding democracy.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Phil Kreisel
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 03 February 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 1857
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 2:28pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I was thinking about this today and it seems (in my mind) to be a lot longer than just one year ago.  Anyone else feel that way?
Back to Top profile | search
 
Scott Wagahoff
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 10 October 2019
Location: United States
Posts: 119
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 2:45pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Today, the sitting President of the United States in no uncertain terms rightly told his country, the world, and history itself, that the prior President of the United States is a threat to the nation. 

----------------------------------------

In my opinion, this is about a year too late.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Eric Sofer
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 January 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 4790
Posted: 06 January 2022 at 4:03pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Imagine how I feel. I liked it better when we just celebrated my birthday on January 6. It will never be the same again... just a constant wound.
Back to Top profile | search
 

Page of 23 Next >>
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login