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Mojo 16th September 2020 06:19 AM

Scientific American endorses Biden: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-to-back-biden

Quote:

In a break with its 175-year tradition, the prestigious US magazine Scientific American has for the first time endorsed a candidate in a US presidential election – the Democratic party nominee, Joe Biden.

The magazine has taken the line because, it says, “Donald Trump has badly damaged the US and its people – because he rejects evidence and science.”

alfaniner 16th September 2020 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firestone (Post 13224622)
In case you missed the Trump town hall, here's a 2 minutes recap by CNN's amazing fact checker Daniel Dale: https://twitter.com/joshscampbell/st...68705634287622

I especially liked Don Lemon's reaction -- "Whew! Do you need a drink of water after all that?"

I saw bits of the Town Hall -- this may be the first time that Trump faced a truly diverse crowd and questions rather than supporters (or reporters). He seemed a bit put out that he wasn't getting applause and cheers for his regular spew.

It's less than two weeks until the debate with Biden. I'm increasingly thinking there will suddenly be a reason for Trump not to show up.

Safe-Keeper 16th September 2020 06:33 AM

NewsThump: Presidential motorcade to be replaced with clown car

From 2017, but just as relevant today.
Except today, I'm leaning less towards clown car and more towards some mafioso/banana republic outfit.

A convoy of Toyota pickups with machine gunners on the back for escort vehicles would better fit his current image as wannabe-Banana Republic dictator. This motorcade would escort the President's vehicle, a vintage black vehicle reminiscent of 40's mafia godfathers. Something like this.

The contrast might be somewhat jarring, so maybe paint it white or spray paint some logo onto it so as to better match the pickups.

Snide 16th September 2020 06:36 AM

Sports, but...
 
I know it's sports, but my reason for sharing is that I'm curious how Trump will play this. He insisted the Big Ten play football, and I'm ready to watch him take credit for this. WOnder whether it will impact swing-states, like MN, MI, WI, OH...

https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...october-return

JoeMorgue 16th September 2020 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snide (Post 13224850)
I know it's sports, but my reason for sharing is that I'm curious how Trump will play this. He insisted the Big Ten play football, and I'm ready to watch him take credit for this. WOnder whether it will impact swing-states, like MN, MI, WI, OH...

https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...october-return

No college football is a religion in parts of the country and if you put a gun to my head and asked how sarcastic I'm being I'm not 100% sure I'd have an answer.

Ryokan 16th September 2020 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheRealnz (Post 13224057)
To add

Regardless you have to admit that the Arab nations recognizing Israeli sovereignty is a big deal. Israelis can finally travel to foreign Arab nations and vice versa. If you don't think that's a good thing and a step in the right direction then I don't know what to say. A lot of our political maneuvering in the middle east is for profit, but also as a deterrent to keep Israel from getting gang banged by all the Arab nations

Israelis have been holidaying in Egypt for decades.

alfaniner 16th September 2020 07:00 AM

I could totally see The PDJT suggesting to meteorologists -- "Why don't we just take all the extra water from the hurricane in the Gulf Coast and use it to put out the fires in California?" Why, I'm sure he could even draw out how to do it in Sharpie on a map!

JoeMorgue 16th September 2020 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13224874)
I could totally see The PDJT suggesting to meteorologists -- "Why don't we just take all the extra water from the hurricane in the Gulf Coast and use it to put out the fires in California?" Why, I'm sure he could even draw out how to do it in Sharpie on a map!

President Thomas 'Tug' Benson : Here's the target area.
Gerou : That's Minnesota, sir.
President Thomas 'Tug' Benson : Damn it, man, that's the genius of my plan. Why go over there to fight? We can do it right here at home, and get in some good fishing while we're at it.
Gerou : Sir, the enemy is over there.
President Thomas 'Tug' Benson : Then we'll fly them over here. Their families too. We'll teach them to skate... Do I have to think of everything?

pgwenthold 16th September 2020 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13224672)
Trump denies downplaying severity of virus



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54172311

He is literally claiming that down is up.

pgwenthold 16th September 2020 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13224833)
I especially liked Don Lemon's reaction -- "Whew! Do you need a drink of water after all that?"

I saw bits of the Town Hall -- this may be the first time that Trump faced a truly diverse crowd and questions rather than supporters (or reporters). He seemed a bit put out that he wasn't getting applause and cheers for his regular spew.
.

Laura Ingrahm on Fox News called it an "ambush."

Now, aside from the idiocy of being "ambushed" by questions from people (as someone on Twitter responded, there weren't even any questions from any family members!), it does reflect the fact that he even she recognizes that it was a disaster. The "ambush" is an excuse for bad performance.

Steve 16th September 2020 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 13224910)
Laura Ingrahm on Fox News called it an "ambush."

Now, aside from the idiocy of being "ambushed" by questions from people (as someone on Twitter responded, there weren't even any questions from any family members!), it does reflect the fact that he even she recognizes that it was a disaster. The "ambush" is an excuse for bad performance.

Trump voluntarily agreed to answer questions at a televised event, and the attendees ambushed him with questions!?! The nerve!!! Totally unexpected!

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 07:40 AM

Trump Tweets

Thank you for the great reviews of the @ABC News show last night!

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 07:43 AM

Trump Tweets

Jim, you didn’t make a mistake. It’s true, and that’s why you said it. No pandering!
Quote Tweet

The Recount
@therecount
Jim Cramer apologizes to Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I made a very stupid comment."

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 07:45 AM

Trump Tweets

Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!

Democrats are “heartless”. They don’t want to give STIMULUS PAYMENTS to people who desperately need the money, and whose fault it was NOT that the plague came in from China. Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!).

Vaccines are moving along fast and safely!

Craig4 16th September 2020 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve (Post 13224922)
Trump voluntarily agreed to answer questions at a televised event, and the attendees ambushed him with questions!?! The nerve!!! Totally unexpected!

Setting aside that there's no rule against ambushing presidents with questions, if he and his staff didn't expect those questions, they are even dumber than I thought they were. My only disappointment was that the people in the town hall didn't ask him an unexpected questions.

Craig4 16th September 2020 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13224927)
Trump Tweets

Thank you for the great reviews of the @ABC News show last night!

President dumb **** is going to find out that the only review that matters happens in November.

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 08:15 AM

Trump Retweeted

The Recount
@therecount
Jim Cramer: “What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy? I’m sorry, that was the president. I have such reverence for the office. I would never use that term ...”
Pelosi: “But you just did. But you just did.”

Ladewig 16th September 2020 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13224859)
No college football is a religion in parts of the country and if you put a gun to my head and asked how sarcastic I'm being I'm not 100% sure I'd have an answer.


:D
This is so good that I may steal it and use it on other boards.

The Man 16th September 2020 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13224134)
So, where did Trump get the exploding trees thing?

Did he make it up out of nothing or did he hear a headline and distort it into a grotesque caricature of itself?

He's probably trying to talk about spontaneous combustion, at least as best as his scatterbrained mentality can cobble together. The bits and pieces are there, or alluded to, decomposition and material piling up but mashed together in a cargo cult kind of way, making it devoid of any substance. So spontaneous combustion becomes a kind of spontaneous exploding, in his feeble minded misunderstanding.

Snide 16th September 2020 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13224935)
Trump Tweets

Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!

Democrats are “heartless”. They don’t want to give STIMULUS PAYMENTS to people who desperately need the money, and whose fault it was NOT that the plague came in from China. Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!).

Vaccines are moving along fast and safely!

Called it!

(Yeah it was an easy call - really stuck my neck out, eh? And it's possible he tweeted before I posted, but I hadn't seen it yet.)

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 09:08 AM

WH Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows said the President’s healthcare plan is “ready”, and that it will be an “executive action with a legislative component”.
But he did not say when they will roll it out.

It's going to cure all cancer and give everyone a full head of healthy hair. Just got to wait a couple of weeks. Well, till after the election at the latest.

The Great Zaganza 16th September 2020 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13225041)
WH Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows said the President’s healthcare plan is “ready”, and that it will be an “executive action with a legislative component”.
But he did not say when they will roll it out.

It's going to cure all cancer and give everyone a full head of healthy hair. Just got to wait a couple of weeks. Well, till after the election at the latest.

Americans, if you are good and vote for Trump, you will get some healthcare on Nov. 5th.
But if you vote for Biden, Trump will send out his Death Panels.

Bob001 16th September 2020 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13225218)
Americans, if you are good and vote for Trump, you will get some healthcare on Nov. 5th.
But if you vote for Biden, Trump will send out his Death Panels.

But that's health care, too, isn't it? After all, it solves your problem. And the Repubs have never actually said what they wanted to replace the ACA with, have they?

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 11:03 AM

Kayleigh McEnany says

"I'm not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who's working on it. if you want to know, come work here at the White House"

Horatius 16th September 2020 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13225266)
Kayleigh McEnany says

"I'm not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who's working on it. if you want to know, come work here at the White House"



Yeah, it's not like the electorate needs any actual information a month and a half before an election!

Steve 16th September 2020 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13225266)
Kayleigh McEnany says

"I'm not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who's working on it. if you want to know, come work here at the White House"

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horatius (Post 13225268)
Yeah, it's not like the electorate needs any actual information a month and a half before an election!

You are going to pay for it but it’s none of your business. Trump politics, or Republican politics?

Segnosaur 16th September 2020 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13224833)
I saw bits of the Town Hall.... He seemed a bit put out that he wasn't getting applause and cheers for his regular spew.

It's less than two weeks until the debate with Biden. I'm increasingly thinking there will suddenly be a reason for Trump not to show up.

But Trump put so much effort into preparing for the debates!

From: NBC
President Donald Trump has not held a single mock debate session, and has no plans to stage a formal practice round, as he readies for his first faceoff with Joe Biden in less than three weeks, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.

Oh, never mind.

Segnosaur 16th September 2020 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13225041)
WH Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows said the President’s healthcare plan is “ready”, and that it will be an “executive action with a legislative component”.
But he did not say when they will roll it out.

It's going to cure all cancer and give everyone a full head of healthy hair. Just got to wait a couple of weeks. Well, till after the election at the latest.

Remember that Trump pulled the same thing in the 2016 election... he had a great health care plan that would cover everything and be cheaper, but gave no details.

To nobody's surprise here, there actually was no health care plan.

Safe-Keeper 16th September 2020 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segnosaur (Post 13225288)
But Trump put so much effort into preparing for the debates!

From: NBC
President Donald Trump has not held a single mock debate session, and has no plans to stage a formal practice round, as he readies for his first faceoff with Joe Biden in less than three weeks, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.

Oh, never mind.

Oh come on, how much practice do you need for some stream of consciousness
when it's your turn to talk, and yelling "WRONG!" every time your opponent speaks? Trump probably doesn't get why anyone would prepare.

I would love for Wallace to bring two bicycles to the debate and challenge the two candidates to a race, though :D .

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 11:26 AM

Trump Tweets
China is drooling. They can’t believe this!
Quote Tweet

The United Spot
@TheUnitedSpot1

Joe Biden has just ONE thing to say and it ain’t good. Listen to this

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...19979566710784

(Video of Biden at a lectern with manipulated audio using the 'N' word in link)

Twitter has marked the video as 'Manipulated Media'

Bob001 16th September 2020 11:27 AM

USPS on-time delivery plummets under Trump appointee.
Quote:

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s controversial midsummer operational directives delayed nearly 350 million pieces, or 7 percent, of the country’s first-class mail in the five weeks they were in effect, according to a new report published Wednesday by the Senate’s top Democrat in charge of postal oversight.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...senate-report/

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 11:27 AM

Trump Tweets

“Cratered”. We have plenty of politics to go around without disrespecting our great American Flag or Anthem. I thought the NFL learned their lesson two years ago. The people will not put up with this (again). Just not worth it, hard to watch!
Quote Tweet

David Hookstead
@dhookstead

The NFL's TV ratings have crated, and are reportedly down 28% to open the season compared to 2019.
This is what happens when you make sports about politics. People stop watching.

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 11:29 AM

Trump Retweeted

thebradfordfile™
@thebradfordfile
Trump has exposed the decades of foreign policy failures by the elite, political class.
THAT is why they hate him.

Stacyhs 16th September 2020 11:35 AM

Woodward says that Trump can't tell what "is real and what is unreal". I think that's becoming increasingly apparent at this point. He believes his own lies.

Safe-Keeper 16th September 2020 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13225320)
Twitter has marked the video as 'Manipulated Media'

:sulks: I notice they haven't marked any of Biden's tweets as manipulated media. They only do this to Twump for some reason! Unfair! :pouts:

Horatius 16th September 2020 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13225339)
Woodward says that Trump can't tell what "is real and what is unreal". I think that's becoming increasingly apparent at this point. He believes his own lies.


That's been part of the problem with most Republicans the last decade or so. They've collectively made the great mistake of believing their own propaganda.

Propaganda like "Dem Leftists want to destroy America!" is all fun and games when all we're talking about is what an obscure tax rate should be, but now that they actually believe that line, we're at a point where they've politicized the response to the pandemic, because they can't bring themselves to admit that the Democratic governors are honestly interested in promoting the health and well being of their constituents.

Captain_Swoop 16th September 2020 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segnosaur (Post 13225293)
Remember that Trump pulled the same thing in the 2016 election... he had a great health care plan that would cover everything and be cheaper, but gave no details.

To nobody's surprise here, there actually was no health care plan.

The election’s a few weeks away, please vote for the president without asking stupid questions like “what are his actual policies”

Mojo 16th September 2020 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13225339)
Woodward says that Trump can't tell what "is real and what is unreal". I think that's becoming increasingly apparent at this point. He believes his own lies.


It’s also apparent that he can’t remember them.

Stacyhs 16th September 2020 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13225356)
The election’s a few weeks away, please vote for the president without asking stupid questions like “what are his actual policies”

CDC Director Dr. Redfield and other officals were asked directly about Trump's health plan he claims to have. None of them knew anything about it. In other words, Trump is lying. :jaw-dropp

thaiboxerken 16th September 2020 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segnosaur (Post 13225293)
Remember that Trump pulled the same thing in the 2016 election... he had a great health care plan that would cover everything and be cheaper, but gave no details.

To nobody's surprise here, there actually was no health care plan.

Just like his taxes, it'll all come out after the election...


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