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“NPC” Meme Sends Twitter Careenig Toward Authoritarianism

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Twitter has jumped feet first into the fray surrounding the First Amendment in recent months, and, in doing so, have set some rather disturbing precedents for themselves.

Given the breadth and scope of what Twitter was originally intended to do, there is little surprise that they would find themselves in such a predicament.  After all, if you’re going to give a realtime voice to every smartphone user on the planet, you had better be prepared to sort through a whole lot of bad actors and bots in order to maintain your gravity and credibility.

The issue here is that Twitter has been erring so far over the line into political correctness that they have become far stricter and more authoritarian platform than ever imagined.

This week, for instance, Twitter created new, self-imposed rules about “dehumanization”, all thanks to a clever set of memes that portray liberals as “non player characters”, a role in video games that are often limited to repetitive, simple dialogue and actions meant to accomplish only a single task.

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In the modern-day meme version, these “NPC” liberals simply repeat democratic talking points ad nauseam from behind their grey faces, angular nose, and emotionless expression.

https://twitter.com/RachelJacobs212/status/1051653264226308101

Now, Twitter is looking to fight back against these memes on behalf of the “triggered” masses, calling these characterizations “dehumanization”.

https://twitter.com/nxcturnus/status/1050829496998420482

Of course, this only set the merry memesters wild.

https://twitter.com/Realoffendatron/status/1052294514969178112

If we can say nothing else of the Trump Era and its effect on free speech, it sure has been interesting…if not just a bit silly at times.

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The Fence is Back, as Capitol Prepares for ‘J6’, Ashli Babbitt Rallies

Things could get sketchy in DC this weekend.

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Washington DC will once again be filled with supporters of former President Donald Trump this weekend, as a massive rally with a few different goals comes to the capital.

Although this time, they won’t all be sporting the iconic red baseball cap – not after a missive issued by one of the event’s organizers who was aiming to help identify interlopers in the crowd.

While the event was originally touted as a way to show solidarity with those arrested during the attempted insurrection of January 6th, 2021, another group who is seeking justice for slain Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt are being described as a potential threat by authorities.

And so the Capitol Police have brought back the fence.

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Workers began installing a fence around the U.S. Capitol late on Wednesday ahead of a protest scheduled for Sept. 18, and police asked the National Guard to be ready to help with security if needed.

A large group is expected at the Capitol on Saturday to protest the arrests and criminal charges against some 600 people in connection with a Jan. 6 riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

The tall fence was first erected following the Jan. 6 attack on the building that houses the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It was dismantled in July.

There will also be plenty of boots on the ground.

The U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday said it has asked the Pentagon to provide National Guard troops if they are needed to help with security.

“The USCP has asked the Department of Defense for the ability to receive National Guard support should the need arise on September 18,” the police department statement said.

Organizers have suggested that they are there for peaceful protests only, and that anyone attempting to create trouble is likely an extremist with the goal of casting a violent pall over the group.

Washington DC will once again be filled with supporters of former President Donald Trump this weekend, as a massive rally with a few different goals comes to the capital. Although this time, they won’t all be sporting the iconic red baseball cap – not after a missive issued by one of the event’s organizers who was aiming to help identify interlopers in the crowd. While the event was originally touted as a way to show solidarity with those arrested during the attempted insurrection of January 6th, 2021, another group who is seeking justice for slain Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt are being described as a potential threat by authorities. And so the Capitol Police have brought back the fence. Workers began installing a fence around the U.S. Capitol late on Wednesday ahead of a protest scheduled for Sept. 18, and police asked the National Guard to be ready to help with security if needed. A large group is expected at the Capitol on Saturday to protest the arrests and criminal charges against some 600 people in connection with a Jan. 6 riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump. The tall fence was first erected following the Jan. 6 attack on the building that houses the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It was dismantled in July. There will also be plenty of boots on the ground. The U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday said it has asked the Pentagon to provide National Guard troops if they are needed to help with security. “The USCP has asked the Department of Defense for the ability to receive National Guard support should the need arise on September 18,” the police department statement said. Organizers have suggested that they are there for peaceful protests only, and that anyone attempting to create trouble is likely an…

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ROCKED ON THE RADIO: Roger Stone Gets Served, Live, On-The-Air

Did someone really just try to upstage Roger Stone?

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There is little doubt that Roger Stone is a showman.  He is a man who understands the importance of managing the imagery.  He’s an optics-ometrist whose work is often overshadowed by just who it’s for.

Roger Stone also really likes it when things go his way.  He’s uninterested with with spontaneity and chaos, while cultivating in outward appearance of pure disaster in order to keep his political enemies off-guard.

And, in recognizing this facet of the public character we know as Roger Stone, one law firm fired a stunning shot right into the heart of the political provocateur’s ego.

Conservative lobbyist and prominent Trump ally Roger Stone was apparently served with a lawsuit live on air during a radio interview Wednesday.

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Stone appeared to have been served with the lawsuit while speaking on “Tomorrow’s News Today with Joe Hoft & Kell Brazil.”

Stone was in the middle of weighing in on whether former President Trump should run for office again in 2024 when he interrupted himself saying, “Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit.”

But, in typical Stone fashion, he was not to be seen alarmed.

He could be heard telling the process server, “It’s still a fraud, doesn’t matter.”

Once he had received the suit, Stone said to Hoft and Brazil, “This is a big, big stack of papers, which is good because we’re out of toilet paper today.”

Audio of the incident was trending on Twitter on Thursday.

Stone, for all of his faults, still will not be upstaged.

There is little doubt that Roger Stone is a showman.  He is a man who understands the importance of managing the imagery.  He’s an optics-ometrist whose work is often overshadowed by just who it’s for. Roger Stone also really likes it when things go his way.  He’s uninterested with with spontaneity and chaos, while cultivating in outward appearance of pure disaster in order to keep his political enemies off-guard. And, in recognizing this facet of the public character we know as Roger Stone, one law firm fired a stunning shot right into the heart of the political provocateur’s ego. Conservative lobbyist and prominent Trump ally Roger Stone was apparently served with a lawsuit live on air during a radio interview Wednesday. Stone appeared to have been served with the lawsuit while speaking on “Tomorrow’s News Today with Joe Hoft & Kell Brazil.” Stone was in the middle of weighing in on whether former President Trump should run for office again in 2024 when he interrupted himself saying, “Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit.” But, in typical Stone fashion, he was not to be seen alarmed. He could be heard telling the process server, “It’s still a fraud, doesn’t matter.” Once he had received the suit, Stone said to Hoft and Brazil, “This is a big, big stack of papers, which is good because we’re out of toilet paper today.” Audio of the incident was trending on Twitter on Thursday. https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1438231386654117892?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1438231386654117892%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fregulation%2Fcourt-battles%2F572585-roger-stone-served-with-capitol-riot-lawsuit-during-radio-interview Stone, for all of his faults, still will not be upstaged.

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