But, walls don’t work, right?

| January 16, 2021

Photo credit: Getty

What’s the current state of the police state in Washington D.C. look like you might ask? Upwards of 25,000 National Guard troops are there or enroute for security. To put that into perspective, the Battle of Tarawa in 1943 involved about 18,000 Marines.

To bolster all of those troops, they’re installing walls of concrete barriers, fencing, and razor wire making the capitol look more like a prison than the people’s district. All this to protect the folks in our halls of power, half of whom who spent the last four years and counting talking about how ineffective walls, fencing, and barriers are as a security apparatus.

Breitbart has a compilation of the scene on the ground. I can see why Mayor Bowser (no relation to the Super Mario Bros. villain) is expecting a “new normal”. According to the DC Guard’s history pages, after 9/11 they activated 100 soldiers to serve as security around the US Congressional buildings. The response to last week’s riot is 250 times greater (in terms of domestically deployed guardsmen) than it was to terrorists flying a freaking jetliner full of Americans into the Pentagon!

Category: "Truth or fiction?", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", 2020 Election, National Guard, Politics

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  1. Commissar says:

    More disingenuous bad faith propaganda from Mason.

    I miss Poe.

    • SFC D says:

      Anything that isn’t promulgated by your masters is propaganda in your eyes.

      • Commissar says:

        Dude, you believe in bullshit Q conspiracies about a stolen election and take Trump at his word.

        Pretty much sums up your gullibility and capacity for critical thought.

        • penguinman000 says:

          Dude, you sold your soul and integrity for the shot of dopamine you get by standing in a crowd of your fellow travelers doing call backs for pre approved slogans.

          How’s it feel to swim in an ocean of confirmation bias and to be draped in the cloth of hypocrisy?

        • SFC D says:

          Nope, don’t believe any Q conspiracies, I don’t know that the election was stolen, but I do know that a lot of states did some questionable, shady shit in the name of Covid that violated their own constitutions and election laws, and that bears investigation. You should stop assuming. It’s one more thing you suck at.

        • The Dead Man says:

          No, I don’t believe in an 8Chan LARPer. I also don’t believe any of the shit you say for the same reason. I do however, look at the irregularities, then look at the reactions to, “Hey do you mind if we just look?” and can put two and two together that it’s at least suspicious enough to warrant an audit.

          Go LARP somewhere else you fraud.

        • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

          ^^^ This from someone that has used reddit as a reference…

    • Poetrooper says:

      “More disingenuous bad faith propaganda from Mason.”

      Yet as usual, you don’t refute the facts he presents, just falsely claim them to be propaganda, the usual lib response when the facts don’t fit your narrative.

      I miss you too, Lars–like a case of terminal hemorrhoids…

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        I miss Major Moonbat less than I do both my ex-Wife and my last toothache put together, In fact I wish my ex-Wife upon him!

    • Sapper3307 says:

      I miss your MuMs,,, but hairy legs in the pool….

    • David says:

      So you dispute the 25,000? The 100 on record for 2001? The 18,000 Marines on Tarawa? Which part of those numbers is propaganda?

    • Skyjumper says:

      Commissar, you ignorant slut!

      Maybe you could attach yourself to the National Guard at DC and finally be awarded the CAB that has continued to elude you despite your phony “daring-do’s of deeds”.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      So you, bleating endlessly “fascist this” and “police militarization that”

      are OK with this?

      Surprised, not.

      One battalion of Infantry would have been an overreaction for the most popular candidate in US election history, and vastly sufficient to deter Yahoo-foolishness.

      Two divisions and building a FurorBunker? Lefties showing guilty conscience.

      Who commands those troops? Ultimately, Trump.

      So either he is the would-be Dictator you keep insisting, and you dipshits just handed him the dictatorship on a silver fucking platter,

      or, you folks convinced them -not- to obey Trump, and you are the ones staging the Coup about which you keep bleating.

      You demonstrate the idiocracy of the Left: cunning in the illicit seizure of power, totally dysfunctional in its use for anything except misery and slaughter.

      • Deckie says:

        Typical – no response. He’s a shit and run coward and a traitor of the highest order.

        • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

          Quisling… appropriate name for Lars.

        • The Other Whitey says:

          Lars is a coward, but this was known. Lars is also a liar, but this, too, was known.

          Lars has bragged about not being a sufficiently functional adult to make any kind of career for himself, has never raised a child, paid a mortgage, or felt the intimate touch of a woman, but he considers himself an expert on all things somehow.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Another snippet from the mind of Commissar Asshole…

    • OldManchu says:

      You’re such a douche bag.

  2. Skippy says:

    Well… I guess the pond scum is a little nervous,
    That would be on both sides too…

  3. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Guilty consciences.

    Get lots of pictures. These will make great campaign memes.

    Most popular candidate -ever-!

  4. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    The walls can keep the people out but maybe they can keep the real criminals in.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Weren’t there supposed to be riots in all capitol cities in the USA on January 16?

    And is today January 16, or is my calendar a bit off?

    Just askin’, ’cause it’s so quiet around here. Oh, and it snowed, and the birds finally started showing up, looking for food.

    • Amateur Historian says:

      I think that might’ve been planned for the 20th.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        The Left promises many shitshow, with endlessly sliding arrival dates.

        Miami should be underwater now, right? Billions starving? Oil peaked and declining? Right-wing coup…

        • rgr769 says:

          I did a research paper back in the mid-seventies on the future of energy. All the sources I found said the U.S. could never be energy independent and that the world would be seriously short of oil by the early 2000’s.

          • timactual says:

            And if I recall, fusion was just around the corner, 20 years at most.

          • Hondo says:

            Yep. And climatologists were nearly all predicting imminent global cooling with strong possibility of the onset of a new ice age in the 1970s, too.

            • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

              I remember that as well as being told that at least fifty percent of humanity would be dead by the year 2000 due to deforestation, the hole in the ozone layer, acid rain,… Nowadays, when was the last time anyone mentioned the hole in the ozone?

            • rgr769 says:

              I remember that 1970’s Newsweek or Time cover story about the likely new Ice Age occurring in ten or twenty years. I think it inspired that stupid disaster movie of the same theme.

        • Carlton G Long says:

          I have to find my copy of “Why the World Will End in 1974.”

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, okay, so it was originally Jan. 16th, but theymovedit. Got it!

      I will avoid watching any of it. I have birds to feed, stews to make, ice cream to absorb….

      • rgr769 says:

        It was supposed to be this weekend. Nothing happened anywhere. It was apparently more fake news and fake intel.

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          C’mon. -no one- took their bait?

          • UpNorth says:

            In Michigan they certainly did. 25 “evil right wing rioters” showed up in Lansing at the capitol. They were out-numbered by the “news” media, not to mention the MSP, Lansing PD and the National Guard.

        • OWB says:

          Makes one wonder if the simple fact that those on the left hear about potential riots and flock to be part of it while those on the right tend to avoid such things. Hmmmmm.

  6. KoB says:

    “…as the heel of the despots are driven into the soft underbelly of the soon to be defenseless…”

    When the government starts to fear the citizens, maybe it is past time for the citizen to begin fearing the government…or changing it.

    At least with that many troops on hand Sniff and Blow will have a nice crowd for their Coronation.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Remember, the Party line is “He told his supporters to stay home. For safety.”

      Most Popular Candidate Ever!

  7. Amateur Historian says:

    Boston 1768 Redux?

  8. Devtun says:

    Jim Acosta reports lack of activity around the fence line.

  9. Slow Joe says:

    I wonder if flip flop is going to throw his medals over this fence as well.

  10. Green Thumb says:

    Why does the DC police chief still have a job?

  11. OWB says:

    It’s a real barricade for a virtual event, right?

    Well, OK.

  12. At least she’s not related to Sha Na Na’s bass singer Bowser. We had an ADR3 named Bowser who was bringing in a Sikorsky 34 and I guess he was a little hung over from drinking home made GI Gin and he passed out on the edge of the flight deck and landed in the safety net.

  13. When will 111A and 1VA be ignored while the troops are quartered in dc.

  14. Commissar says:

    You all know Biden has not taken office right? He can’t order any of this.

    The Mayor of DC has no authority to use the national guard….

    All of this is being done by the Trump administration.

    I heard Trump is too busy throwing a tantrum to be involved…but this is being done by authorizes by Pence, Pentagon, Homeland Security, and other Trump admin agencies, cabinet members, and appointed officials.

    And the reason is because there are millions of morons that have been brainwashed to think the election was stolen and communists about to take over the country…

    I wonder where absolutely idiotic propaganda narratives like that come from, huh Mason?

    Nothing that stupid is ever regurgitated here right?

  15. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    So, apparently their are various rumors and stories online that the FurorBunker isnt enough of a shitshow.

    Biden, allegedly, is demanding:
    – Soldiers be screened for election fraud views and disciplined.
    – Soldiers who ever voted Republican be removed from the FurorBunker.

    What, no screening for disgruntled Bern-outs? anarchists?

    Guilty conscience. Political unity my ass.

    Will they next crap on soldiers who refuse to accept the Donk long-standing view that some humans are property and not really humans?

    This Praetorian Guard shit never ends well.

  16. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Remember when…

    A couple of trailered armored vehicles at a Trump event in the Capitol, not even a platoon, represented a threat to our Liberty and signaled a potential Coup by intimidation?