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Capitol Police Hero, Lt Michael Byrd request for help.

I still don’t understand how the Right sees Rittenhouse with no training, just gets to shoot someone and Lt Byrd, with his training and justification is bad....

https://www.gofundme.com/f/lt-michael-byrd?qid=1b0dc04d42bb1ff6ac67449d90f26f53

Lt. Michael Byrd is a national hero. Lt. Byrd is a 28 year veteran of the United States Capitol Police and, as he was for over a decade before that day, the ranking official in charge of protecting the Members of Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives on January 6th.

When an armed mob of thousands overran the United States Capitol, intent on disrupting Congress and preventing them from certifying President Biden’s electoral win, scores of law enforcement officers were seriously injured. Many, unable to respond with force because they were overrun by the violent mob, were badly beaten and tasered. When the mob began to enter the final ring of protection inside the inner sanctum of the House Chamber, Lt. Byrd was the in the forefront of that last line of defense.

Obligated to use lethal force, Lt. Byrd’s life has been threatened and he has been forced from his home. His wife, also former law enforcement, has had to close her business and they have lost over 60% of their pre-insurrection income.

Rather than living in their dream home and finishing his decorated career with honor, Lt. Byrd and his family have been falsely vilified, threatened, and maligned. While we can never adequately thank Lt. Byrd for his lifetime of law enforcement service, nor stop those who would provide a false narrative for their own political agenda, we can help Lt. Byrd and his family pick up the pieces and make it through this difficult time together.

Lt. Byrd has spent his entire adult life protecting Congress and our Nation’s Capital. Please consider contributing to help the Byrd family through this difficult time. Every donation of every size is appreciated and every supportive note means the world to the Byrd family.

Thank you.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:56 PM (17 replies)

It's not "The Big Lie" President Trump is trying to steal an election he lost by over 7 million vot

We need to start to call this what is is. TRUMP ELECTION THEFT. Team Trump has spent the last year trying to steal an election that they lost by over 7 million votes. This was a landslide by recent elections standards. This was not close, he got beaten badly and has spent 11 months trying to rewrite the entire thing.

It is not the big lie, it is attempted Trump election theft of an election that was not even close.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Tue Oct 12, 2021, 12:19 PM (14 replies)

Red Sox - Rays going into the 13th inning.

Both teams about out of bench players and starting to run out of pitching.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Oct 10, 2021, 08:05 PM (9 replies)

Thank you thread for Judge Chutkans

Judge Chutkans is looking at the Insurrection at the US Capitol for the crime that it was. She is sentencing people to some time behind bars. Thank you for stepping us and letting people pay for the crime that they committed. They tried to stop democracy and overthrow the US Government.

Thank You Judge Chutkans
Posted by bottomofthehill | Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:53 AM (26 replies)

This is what professionalism looks like.

The picture may piss a lot of people with claims of white privilege and you would be right but it is the human thing to do. It should be afforded to anyone in distress. The picture shows an asshole piece of garbage insurrectionist being taken care of by those (the US Capitol Police) who he came to harm.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanOnRecord/status/1441424995108868096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1441424995108868096%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wusa9.com%2Farticle%2Fnews%2Fnational%2Fcapitol-riots%2Fst-augustine-man-john-steven-anderson-dies-while-awaiting-trial-on-capitol-riot-charges-tunnel-assault-pepper-spray%2F65-fbe44a3d-de06-48ac-8ced-b33f13e082f0
Posted by bottomofthehill | Fri Sep 24, 2021, 03:48 PM (1 replies)

Take away from today's protest.

The speakers that were there were not high profile, and had no unified message.

The press outnumbered the protestors, maybe 150 protestors with a couple hundred press ans citizen journalists making the crowd look bigger than it was.

The cops made a killing. Paying about $150,000 dollars an hour or more, maybe much more in OT to the thousand plus cops here on a weekend. It will be a minimum of 8 hours, but probably more like 12 hours per because of the report time and punch out time.

They forgot their thin blue line flags

They kind of sort of support the blue and are not supportive of the attackers that they are there supporting, or something like that.

They spent no real money, but I am willing to bet the organizer made plenty off the clowns who donated on line.

My favorite comment when asking a counter protester in an Antifa military uniform, me “ I am not familiar with the antifa uniform, are you a private, a captain or an admiral” her response “ yes”. Clearly, Antifa has a strong and well defined leadership structure.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sat Sep 18, 2021, 01:04 PM (7 replies)

Oh my President Biden just went there. He drank from a bottle of water one handed

The Donald will put out one of his Presidential Proclamations out condemning the Presidents ability to drink

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.deseret.com/platform/amp/2017/11/16/20623234/trump-instantly-becomes-a-meme-after-he-sips-a-bottle-of-water-during-a-speech
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:35 PM (13 replies)

And just to add to a good night sleep, tornado watch in DC

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 481 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL MARYLAND
ANNE ARUNDEL HOWARD MONTGOMERY
PRINCE GEORGES
IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND
CARROLL FREDERICK
IN NORTHERN MARYLAND
BALTIMORE BALTIMORE CITY HARFORD
IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND
CHARLES
IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG
IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
ARLINGTON CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY OF FAIRFAX
CITY OF FALLS CHURCH CITY OF MANASSAS
CITY OF MANASSAS PARK FAIRFAX
FAUQUIER LOUDOUN PRINCE WILLIAM
STAFFORD
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, ALEXANDRIA, ANNAPOLIS,
ARLINGTON, ARNOLD, ASPEN HILL, BALLENGER CREEK, BALTIMORE,
BEL AIR, BETHESDA, BOWIE, CAMP SPRINGS, CATONSVILLE, CHANTILLY,
CLINTON, COLLEGE PARK, COLUMBIA, DUNDALK, EDGEWOOD, ELDERSBURG,
ELLICOTT CITY, ESSEX, FAIRFAX, FALLS CHURCH, FALLSTON, FALMOUTH,
FREDERICK, FREDERICKSBURG, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN, GLEN BURNIE,
GREENBELT, HAVRE DE GRACE, HERNDON, JOPPATOWNE, LAUREL, LEESBURG,
MANASSAS, MANASSAS PARK, MCLEAN, ODENTON, PARKVILLE, PIKESVILLE,
POTOMAC, RANDALLSTOWN, RESTON, ROCKVILLE, SEVERN, SEVERNA PARK,
SILVER SPRING, SOUTH GATE, ST. CHARLES, STERLING,
SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, TOWSON, WALDORF, WARRENTON, WASHINGTON,
WESTMINSTER, AND WOODBRIDGE
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Sep 1, 2021, 12:06 AM (12 replies)

Capitol Police Lt Mike Byrd, little help

I am stealing this from a late night thread from letmyoeoplevote but I think it needs to see the Light of day. Congressman Kildee wrote a letter to Lt Byrd thanking him for taking action to save his life on 1/6. He was in the House Chamber when Ashli Babbitt came through the window into the Speakers Lobby. On the letter is the address that we can send letters supporting Lt Byrd.

We should follow his lead and DU what we do best
We too should write letters to Lt Byrd thanking him.

I know there is a lot of raw emotion here about 1/6, but we should keep the letters positive, watching his interview you can see that he is still coming to grips with the shooting. By positive, I mean no comments like " you should have shot more" or "she bought the ticket she took the ride" He needs to hear positive messages of thanks.

The Lt has had his life turned upside down, He and his family have been threatened. He has spent the last 6 months being investigated by his own department, the Justice Department and Metropolitan Police. He was cleared by all, but that is a lot of stress to get out from under.

His brave actions protected Members of Congress, Congressional staff, the Officers under his command. his actions also ensured that the electoral votes were counted and the "peaceful" transfer of power occurred on 1/20/21.

I have already sent Lt Byrd a note.


https://twitter.com/RepDanKildee/status/1431061795259797504/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1431061795259797504%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F%3Fcom%3Dview_postforum%3D1002pid%3D15798093
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Aug 30, 2021, 09:51 AM (3 replies)

Award to the Non-Partisan Floor Staff of the US House and Senate


The attack on the Capitol on January 6 has left a scar on the congressional community which will last forever. Many Members of Congress, law enforcement officers and congressional staff have talked openly about the impact the attacks had on their mental well-being. Yet there is one group rarely heard from who played a crucial role on that fateful day: the nonpartisan floor staff of the US House and Senate. This is a group of public servants who are rarely recognized for their contributions, and yet without whom the engine of democracy would fail to function. On January 6 they were put in harm's way, asked to go above and beyond expectations, and worked with others to protect the peaceful transition of power which is the hallmark of our democracy. These public servants were the stewards of democracy when we needed them most and continue to perform admirably as silent patriots serving under the dome. We owe them our gratitude for their outstanding work before, during, and after January 6, 2021.

It is for these reasons that the Congressional Management Foundation has chosen an unusual tribute this year: bestowing a Special Democracy Award to the nonpartisan floor staff of the US House and Senate. We hope this recognition will for a brief moment shine a light on the work of these silent patriots, and demonstrate to the broader congressional community - and indeed all Americans - that democracy doesn't simply function by itself. Democracy needs dedicated public servants, willing to make sacrifices, to perform their jobs irrespective of ideology and political party. We congratulate these staffers for their continued service to the Congress and the American people.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Fri Aug 27, 2021, 06:19 PM (2 replies)
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