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‘Heartbreakingly lonely’: QAnon diehards traded pictures of cold bologna sandwiches for Christmas dinner

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In 1964, Harper’s Magazine published an essay titled “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” which traced America’s long and sordid history of political conspiracy theories.

The essay became a classic, and has been regarded as a touchstone of American political analysis as the nation evolved from Birchers to Birthers.

Today Vice published a worthy successor, “What I Learned Inside the Lonely, Sad World of QAnon Facebook Groups” in which writer K.T. Nelson embeds with ‘Heartbreakingly lonely’ QAnon diehards.

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The conspiracy holds that basically every powerful person in the United States besides Donald Trump is part of a pedophile cult and that Trump and Robert Mueller are working together to dismantle it.

As Nelson learned, most people who believe this wild and debunked conspiracy madness are “elderly and unemployed.”

“What I found was a frothing cauldron of insanity, where people asserted that the Santa at Trump rallies was the not-actually-dead JFK Jr, biding his time until he could come back and arrest Michelle Obama, and where no admission of belief was too embarrassing,” the article reads. “It got much, much worse around the holidays.”

Many QAnon types also are estranged from their families, “a sad collective of individuals who seem to think the world has passed them by, and whose breathless devotion to this particular cause has cost them their friendships, families, marriages, and jobs.”

The writer observed several believers attempting to share a communal holiday experience by posting pictures of their meals.

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In one image that was screenshotted, there was a cold bologna sandwich on white bread topped with flavored tortilla chips.

“Normally I would find these things too sad to be funny,” the article says. “But Q followers (almost all self-described deplorables) blur the line between being tragic and hilariously gullible. And these posts, far from being the exception to the rule, are actually the norm in the Q-niverse.”

Read the post here.

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

https://twitter.com/GriffinConnolly/status/1220891285910892544

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