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Jan 9th was the first attack on Capitol Bldg since 1814! Not.

By Eric Holder follow Eric Holder   2021 Feb 9, 3:03pm 101 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

1   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2021 Feb 9, 3:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

There were guns drawn, shots fired, lawmakers seriously wounded but nobody called it an "insurrection". Probably because there were no half-naked guy wearing a Viking helmet...
2   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Feb 9, 3:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Back when they used to take the people alive to question them, rather than to murder them because they are probably patsies.
3   EBGuy   ignore (0)   2021 Feb 9, 4:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Bomb explodes in U.S. Capitol, Nov. 7, 1983
The force of the device, hidden under a bench outside the Senate chamber, blew the hinges off the door to the office of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the minority leader. It also damaged five paintings, particularly a stately portrait of Massachusetts Sen. Daniel Webster. (The blast tore away Webster's face and left it scattered across the floor tiles in one-inch canvas shards. Senate officials recovered the fragments from debris-filled trash bins. Over the coming months, a conservator painstakingly restored the painting to a credible, if somewhat diminished, version of the original.)
The blast also punched a hole in a partition that sent a shower of pulverized brick, plaster and glass into the Republican cloakroom behind the chamber. Although the explosion caused no structural damage to the Capitol, it shattered mirrors, chandeliers and furniture. Officials placed the damage at $250,000.

4   EBGuy   ignore (0)   2021 Feb 9, 5:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Gunman Shoots His Way Into Capitol; Two Officers Killed, Suspect Captured
A gunman burst through a security checkpoint in the U.S. Capitol yesterday afternoon and killed two Capitol Police officers in a terrifying exchange of fire that sent panicked bystanders diving for cover in the majestic marble building known around the world as a symbol of America and democracy.
One woman nearby was also hit in the fusillade, which ended with the wounded gunman captured in the office complex of House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).

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