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Old 14th April 2020, 11:35 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by ChrisBFRPKY View Post
I agree, Bill de Blasio needs to be fired.


And I agree, Bill de Blasio needs to be fired.


Now let's see you do Trump.
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Old 14th April 2020, 11:35 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by ChrisBFRPKY View Post
I agree, Bill de Blasio needs to be fired.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020...ity-mayor.html
Trump used similar rhetoric.

Should he also be fired?
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Old 14th April 2020, 11:47 AM   #163
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Originally Posted by ChrisBFRPKY View Post
I agree, Bill de Blasio needs to be fired.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020...ity-mayor.html

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Old 14th April 2020, 11:49 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by ChrisBFRPKY View Post
I agree, Bill de Blasio needs to be fired.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020...ity-mayor.html

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De Blasio was wrong. As he is in the last year of his second term and cannot serve as mayor again until 4 years after he leaves office, he likely won't face the consequences of his lack of action.

From your post, I take it you think Trump should be 'fired', too?
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Old 14th April 2020, 11:52 AM   #165
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Hopefully this indicates Wisconsin voters are fed up with the GOP and will vote Dem in Nov.
I'd place it in the 50/50 range. I suspect that the Republicans' insistence on holding the election on time pissed people off, which affected their votes. Whether that anger holds to November will probably depend on how long the overall economy remains closed.
Correct me if I'm wrong... but the presidential primaries run at the same time as the state Supreme court elections?

If so that might have been a factor in the Democratic victory... after all, since Trump was basically running unopposed, his supporters didn't have to go to the polls to ensure he won the primaries, whereas the democratic primaries still had 2 possible candidates to vote for. That meant more democratic turnout to vote in the primary (and thus more left-leaning voters able to cast their votes for the supreme court nominees, who would be more likely to pick the left-wing candidate.)
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Old 14th April 2020, 11:56 AM   #166
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Originally Posted by Babbylonian View Post
I'd place it in the 50/50 range. I suspect that the Republicans' insistence on holding the election on time pissed people off, which affected their votes. Whether that anger holds to November will probably depend on how long the overall economy remains closed.
Trump won Wisconsin with a razor thin margin of 0.77%. Wisconsin is traditionally a blue state and this could return them to voting Dem.
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Old 14th April 2020, 11:57 AM   #167
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong... but the presidential primaries run at the same time as the state Supreme court elections?

If so that might have been a factor in the Democratic victory... after all, since Trump was basically running unopposed, his supporters didn't have to go to the polls to ensure he won the primaries, whereas the democratic primaries still had 2 possible candidates to vote for. That meant more democratic turnout to vote in the primary (and thus more left-leaning voters able to cast their votes for the supreme court nominees, who would be more likely to pick the left-wing candidate.)
That's definitely a factor. Still, every non-Republican (non-crazy person) in this country should be enraged by states pushing ahead with in-person elections right now. It's ******* insane and will almost certainly kill people who would otherwise have stayed alive.
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Old 14th April 2020, 12:12 PM   #168
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So, the “re-open” committee is going to have such metric-savvy people as Ivanka.

A committee full of people who are going to give their proxy vote to President Trump.

Quelle surprise
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Old 14th April 2020, 12:24 PM   #169
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So, the “re-open” committee is going to have such metric-savvy people as Ivanka.

A committee full of people who are going to give their proxy vote to President Trump.

Quelle surprise
I was gonna say that at least she's smarter than her father, but there's no evidence of that.
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Old 14th April 2020, 12:28 PM   #170
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
I was gonna say that at least she's smarter than her father, but there's no evidence of that.
She might, at times, appear smarter than her father but that is just a matter of her not having an all-consuming mental disorder.

ETA
She smart enough to know her life will be hell if she publicly disagrees with her father about a re-open date.
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Old 14th April 2020, 12:29 PM   #171
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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
So, the “re-open” committee is going to have such metric-savvy people as Ivanka.

A committee full of people who are going to give their proxy vote to President Trump.

Quelle surprise
Not according to what Trump told reporters.

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The President's senior advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will not participate, Trump told reporters on Monday. The disclosure caught some of his aides by surprise because the President's son-in-law and daughter were expected by some to be involved.
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Old 14th April 2020, 12:37 PM   #172
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Not according to what Trump told reporters.

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From the link.

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Inside the West Wing, the new panel is viewed as a counterbalance to the health-focused task force, particularly as Trump weighs whether to lift mitigation recommendations by May 1 -- a move that he hopes will lead to a "reopening" of the country. Officials have been trying to tamp down the formality of the second task force, hinting that it won't meet regularly like the one focused on public health does.
A ******* health crisis doesn't need a counterbalance. It needs fact-based decision making, not gut instinct or or whatever nonsense is floating around in that rock-filled space Trump was tapping the other day. It certainly doesn't need a bunch of $$$ pimps pushing against medical science.
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Old 14th April 2020, 01:08 PM   #173
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On Bill Blasio:

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Three days later, facing (to use a favorite de Blasio-ism) “a very different reality,” including a growing outcry from parents and from his own public-health officials, some of whom threatened to quit if he didn’t shutter schools and start taking the outbreak more seriously, New York City public schools were officially closed, probably for the rest of the school year.

Shortly thereafter, he declined to cancel St. Patrick’s Day parade and then did. He resisted calls to cancel regular street sweeping and then did. He had a photo op at a 311 call center, where he told a caller who had just returned from Italy that she did not need to self-quarantine, advice that forced 311 to actually call the woman back and tell her to stay inside for 14 days. The mayor touted the city’s new, wide-scale testing capacity, only to have his Health Department announce that only hospitalized patients should be tested. He tweeted at Elon Musk to supply the city with ventilators. When a New York Times reporter wrote of his own gut-wrenching story about contracting COVID-19 and being unable to get help, a top mayoral aide chastised him online for seeking help at all rather than just getting better at home. And the mayor himself told a radio host that people who don’t display symptoms can’t transmit the disease, an assertion that contradicts information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wow, this reads... just like Trump's MO.
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Old 14th April 2020, 01:22 PM   #174
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Tell the Democrat Governors that “Mutiny On The Bounty” was one of my all time favorite movies.

Wrong mutiny. The present one looks like finishing up as this:


Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic... that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox DID exist, and I'd have produced that key if they hadn't of pulled the Caine out of action. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officers...

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Old 14th April 2020, 01:57 PM   #175
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Not according to what Trump told reporters.

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Well, I got that completely wrong.
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Old 14th April 2020, 02:25 PM   #176
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Well...this is tangential, but a bit relevant to what you just said, conveniently.

Trump Campaign Sues Small Wisconsin TV Station Over Critical Super PAC Ad

Yup. The Trump campaign is on the attack in relation to that Priorities USA ad.

For the fun of it from that, though...
WJFW is my local NBC affiliate, and I can confirm it is indeed a small station. I guess Trump's people were too scared to sue the larger WAOW (ABC) and WSAW (CBS) stations.
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Not according to what Trump told reporters.

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"It's a mess right now," someone in close contact with the White House said.

Can we just make that a sticky post for the whole Trump administration?
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There’s been a pattern over the last twenty years or so of left-leaning people acknowledging that “oh, this left-leaning person did something that is equivalent to the right-Leaning person. They were wrong and should face consequences. So how do you feel about the abuse you just described being done by a right-leaning person?”

“Ha! You admitted it! That means my guy is perfectly correct!”
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Old 14th April 2020, 02:40 PM   #179
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Trump said Monday he expects recommendations from the committee "soon."
"They already know what I want," he said, "I don't have to give them instructions. They are sophisticated people, the best people in their fields."

"Will no one rid me of this turbulent virus?"
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Old 14th April 2020, 03:15 PM   #180
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Trump just announced he is suspending WHO funding.
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Trump just announced he is suspending WHO funding.
WHO's fault it is.
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Trump just announced he is suspending WHO funding.
Look, a squirrel!
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Old 14th April 2020, 03:27 PM   #183
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Sounds like trump is a greatest hits today. So far he's attacked the WHO, Govenor Cuomo, and President Obama.
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Sounds like trump is a greatest hits today. So far he's attacked the WHO, Govenor Cuomo, and President Obama.
Look, more squirrels!
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And he's claiming victory that tens of thousands of us have died so far......
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Officially, about 6,000 Americans died from covid-19 today and he's claiming victory......
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"Is there some way I can increase the probability that, if I lose the election, the next president will have to deal with a viral pandemic? Defunding WHO will help? Do that!"
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What would be amazing: If one of our Trump-hating billionaires stepped up and covered this year's US WHO funding. Perhaps accompanied by the statement, "If things go well, I won't have to do this again next year because we'll have a new president."
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What the hell kind a ******* **** stain cuts funding for the WHO during a global pandemic? He really is just stupid. And now all the vile lick spittles and the Trumptrash scum are going fawn all over the **** like he took some bold action. Those few of its supporters with near human intelligence know just how stupid this is and they'll still say it was a great move.

I am amused by how the bastard put his tail between his legs while abdicating all responsibility for reopening the economy. NBC reported today that he's having a hard time getting CEOs and other executives to join his "task force". Most of them got to their positions by knowing how to avoid a complete **** show.
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I am amused by how the bastard put his tail between his legs while abdicating all responsibility for reopening the economy. NBC reported today that he's having a hard time getting CEOs and other executives to join his "task force". Most of them got to their positions by knowing how to avoid a complete **** show.
Even the CEOs who might complain about how long the economy remains closed are likely to be smart enough to not want to make that decision, especially prematurely as is certainly going to be Trump's the task force's recommendation.
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What the hell kind a ******* **** stain cuts funding for the WHO during a global pandemic? He really is just stupid. And now all the vile lick spittles and the Trumptrash scum are going fawn all over the **** like he took some bold action. Those few of its supporters with near human intelligence know just how stupid this is and they'll still say it was a great move.

I am amused by how the bastard put his tail between his legs while abdicating all responsibility for reopening the economy. NBC reported today that he's having a hard time getting CEOs and other executives to join his "task force". Most of them got to their positions by knowing how to avoid a complete **** show.
If Steve Wynn won't do it, then there is a serious problem.

We've got a great brain trust lined up. Scott Baiao, Kirstie Alley, Hulk Hogan...
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Well, I got that completely wrong.
Which is understandable considering Trump's blatant nepotism.
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Trump Tweets

My Administration is committed to protecting the Homeland from the scourge of narco-terrorists and traffickers seeking to destabilize the United States and our Hemisphere. Our military deployments in the Caribbean & Eastern Pacific will endure until these threats are neutralized!
Cheeto Benito is doing far more to destabilize the US than probably the entire collection of external terrorists.
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So Trump says he's granting authority to the governors as to when they open up their state. LOL! He has no power to 'grant authority' over this but it's amusing how he's trying to spin the fact that he was just plain wrong. Remember yesterday when he said he'd have a list of the legal reasons he has "total control" over the governors? He just can't admit he was wrong. Lying putz.
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Cheeto Benito is doing far more to destabilize the US than probably the entire collection of external terrorists.
I think once Trump is out of office for a while the stories are going to start coming out about how bad he really was. And I don't mean Rachel Maddow-style hit pieces, I mean good solid reporting. What we're seeing now is the tip of the iceberg. I'm convinced of it.

Once Trump is gone we're going to start finding out about all the damage he has done. Programs that were allowed to whither through neglect. Millions wasted because Donnie Boy couldn't be bothered with oversight. All the mistakes that were made. The mini-disasters. The fact is, far from being a 'fake' news media, because Trump IS the president, I'd bet there's all kinds of stuff the media is keeping the lid on because it would be just too damaging to the U.S. In fact, I'd bet there's tons of dirt Pelosi and Schiff have on the whackjob in the White House but they keep it quiet because they're ethical people. They pick their spots. It's corny but it's probably true: they love their country more than they despise Trump.

A precedent is Richard Nixon in 1974. The media never reported he was roaming the White House halls at night, three sheets to the wind, talking to the presidential portraits on the wall. And much worse. Back then the news media was reviled by Nixon the same way Trump attacks them today.

I just hope this insanity ends this November.
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I just hope this insanity ends this November.


It won't. Even if he loses the election, we're stuck with him until January.

And I'm betting that those months are going to make us nostalgic for the relative calm of March and April.
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Originally Posted by Babbylonian View Post
What would be amazing: If one of our Trump-hating billionaires stepped up and covered this year's US WHO funding. Perhaps accompanied by the statement, "If things go well, I won't have to do this again next year because we'll have a new president."
The US funds about $400 million of a $6 billion budget. He's cutting the funding so he has someone to blame - WHO was late in identifying a pandemic, so we are cutting their funding (very strongly).
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Old 14th April 2020, 05:27 PM   #199
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
In fact, I'd bet there's tons of dirt Pelosi and Schiff have on the whackjob in the White House but they keep it quiet because they're ethical people.
I'm pretty certain GOP lawmakers also have very damaging stuff on Trump but they keep it quiet because they still hope to ride his coattails to victory.

The RNCC called my mom's house with a question about whether the coronavirus coverage has been fair and accurate. The significance may be that this organization is tasked with getting/keeping Republicans in the House. Do they embrace Trump's "fake news" refrain or try to put some distance between their candidacy and Trump's coronavirus response?

I have plenty of criticism for CNN etc. but seriously, there's absolutely no doubt over who is more credible. I might critique how much "mainstream media" coverage seems aimed at getting people to click on "Trump controversy" stories, but it's far simpler to believe he really is that bad (and worse) than to posit that every single organization is following a "criticize Trump" business plan.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Retweeted

The White House
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President @realDonaldTrump is halting funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess WHO's role in mismanaging the Coronavirus outbreak.
Maybe we should halt funding Trump's visits to Mar a Lago and his golf outings until a review is conducted to assess his role in mismanaging the Coronavirus outbreak.

Oh, wait... The NY Times just did that.
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