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  1. That may be your problem right there. Internet videos are a poor source for credible information IMO. I've never seen that, although I am sure if you get people riled up enough they'll say almost anything.
  2. He never defines what "wokeness" is. Is it a group of a few hundred people that meets with a leader and a bunch of secrets and everything? Then it's a cult. (Although it's one I've never heard of.) Is it just "don't be an asshole" and "accept people for who they are?" Then it's not a cult at all; indeed, it's just caring about other people.
  3. I don't really think there are any parents out there who are going to think "you know, I'm fine if my five year old blows his brains all over my wall. But I don't want to go to JAIL!"
  4. What you call it doesn't really matter. What matters are the rates in this third . . . call it positive slope if you like.
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    covid-19

    So Trump just retweeted a call to fire Fauci. And the retweet contains what I suspect will be Trump's new narrative - "I WANTED to shut everything down and mandate masks, but Fauci wouldn't let me! HE is to blame for the bungled response!"
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    "Keep your government hands off my Medicare!" Or my favorite, when a reporter asked a Tea Partyer why she raged against socialism while she got Social Security: "That’s a conundrum, isn’t it? I don’t know what to say. Maybe I don’t want smaller government. I guess I want smaller government and my Social Security. I didn’t look at it from the perspective of losing things I need. I think I’ve changed my mind."
  7. Yep. And mine cost a few hundred $$. (The amount I spent over the years at Etrade.) I keep him in mind whenever a republican says "the market is going to TANK because of Democrats! SELL SELL SELL!" In this case one of the biggest risks to the market is COVID-19. Will this Christmas be a disaster? Will the tourism industry recover this winter? Will commercial real estate pick up in the spring when people start going back to work in person? And from that perspective the market is eager for a Biden presidency; Trump certainly has shown no competence in managing COVID-19.
  8. Agreed. No true conservative says he wants to add to the debt. But conservative presidents do, in fact, add to the debt far more often than democrats do. So there is an issue of either dishonesty or incompetence there. So he has far more experience than Trump. Good point.
  9. He's shown an understanding of how to avoid getting it, which honestly is more important in a president. Which doctor would you want as your doctor? The doctor who is always getting infections because he doesn't understand basic hygiene or health, or the one who is almost always healthy because he's anal about handwashing, sanitary procedure and diet/exercise?
  10. In 2008 I got a free consultation from a CPA at Etrade. Great, I thought. He told me "if the Democrats win, sell everything you own by January. They will tax more and the economy will collapse. Companies will leave the US. The dollar will tank." I considered it, and decided not to. From January 2009 to June 2010 I doubled my money in the market. So I will take what you said with as much seriousness as I took his advice.
  11. I actually think the election was determined in early February when Trump tried to deny that COVID-19 was a threat - and held back on federal aid to states. Hard to recover from negligence that contributes to the deaths of almost a quarter million Americans. He's actually admitted he knew it was a threat - and then intentionally lied to Americans.
  12. Yeah. About all that violence . . . Boogaloo Bois’ member charged in Minneapolis police station shooting also attended Austin protest, officials say https://www.kxan.com/news/crime/boogaloo-bois-member-charged-in-minneapolis-police-station-shooting-also-attended-austin-protest-officials-say/ A member of the controversial right-wing group the Proud Boys was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on 12 charges, including multiple felonies for assault and unlawful use of a weapon, and misdemeanors for pointing a firearm at another person, menacing and the unlawful use of tear gas. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/09/30/proud-boy-arrested-on-six-felony-charges-in-portland/#517875d56e2f Three of the men arrested are far-right extremists, members of the “Boogaloo” movement plotting to overthrow the government and had been stockpiling military-grade weapons and hunting around for the right public event to unleash violence for weeks before Floyd’s death, according to court documents. https://www.stltoday.com/news/national/crime-and-courts/left-wing-extremists-behind-violent-protests-court-records-tell-a-different-story/article_1c46d618-6110-5115-a5be-49b83eb35d62.html But hey, at least you got the illegal alien vote, I guess. Unless any of them had their kids taken away and locked in a freezing cold cage, because outside Trump supporters most people aren't OK with that.
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    It is from things that Trump said. Is Trump fake news? It was a Democratic organization. It is now a Republican organization. David Duke, Grand Wizard of the KKK, tried running for Democratic office several times as a Democrat. He failed miserably. So in 1988 he switched his party to Republican - and immediately won a seat on his state legislature. It is telling that a KKK leader could not win election until he became a Republican. Then he was welcomed with open arms into his new party. BTW David Duke still supports Trump 100%. Here's what he said after a Trump speech (see if you can identify any thing he has in common with your position): "Great Trump Speech, America First! Stop Wars! Defeat the Corrupt elites! Protect our Borders!, Fair Trade! Couldn’t have said it better."
  14. That's what's funny about Trump supporters. They never take what he says at face value. "He was kidding." "What he REALLY meant was . . . ." "It's a secret message from Q." "Sure that supports white supremacy but he only said that to own the libs." To a Trump supporter, anything he says can be twisted into something good. They're like the Iraqi Information Ministry of the United States. Why are Trump supporters so opposed to freedom of speech on the Internet? Facebook can carry anything they want; they have that freedom of speech. So can Twitter and Snapchat and every other privately owned website out there. So can Willem. If you really wanted freedom of speech you'd put up your own website and say whatever you wanted. But you don't want freedom of speech. You want people forced to say what you consider to be politically correct. That is the opposite of free speech. (Hint - if they are only free to say things you approve of, you are the censor.)
  15. My output would go down significantly. What would that prove exactly? The bumper would be less white. Other than that, not much. Huh. Three people on my block have huge TRUMP/PENCE 2020 banners. Perhaps you are living in a less tolerant area? Meanwhile this happened to people with Biden signs out: ======================== Later that morning, a Sun City’s Lincoln Hills neighbor knocked on George and Alice Brown’s home on Yosemite Lane to tell them there was a swastika spray painted on their garage door and the word “move” painted on their driveway. The Browns say they think the vandals targeted them simply because they have yard signs for presidential candidate Joe Biden and congressional hopeful Brynne Kennedy, both Democrats, in their front yard. https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article246124075.html ======================== Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished Joey Garrison USA TODAY A large display of hay bales on a Western Massachusetts farm stacked and painted in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running-mate Kamala Harris was torched Friday night. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/10/joe-biden-and-kamala-harris-hay-bale-display-set-fire/5954953002/ ======================== Lesson here - don't put out a Biden display unless you have fire and vandalism insurance. But we know Trump supporters oppose freedom of speech, so that makes a little more sense at least. Pink Totos? I think Toto was black and brown. But maybe you could get us some of these: