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Old 25th March 2020, 12:02 PM   #1641
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
If you're on Twitter, I suggest @TomJChicago


His currently pinned Tweet


Trump possibly has declined so much that he can't play golf anymore.

A different, recent tweet:
https://twitter.com/TomJChicago/stat...32832073875457
Nope. I'm not jumping on another "he's got dementia" train. They tried that with Biden. Trump is a malignant narcissist, a pathological liar, a serial adulterer, a con man, and an all-around disgusting human being, but he does not have dementia.
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Old 25th March 2020, 12:14 PM   #1642
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
The Trump supporters are turning on Dr Fauci:

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...-target-147401
Yeah, I can't look at that, or anything Trump supporters have to say anymore. As long as I'm on lockdown, I'm staying away from websites and boards that these people frequent. They're going to win, open up the country for business, and kill a lot of people that wouldn't have died otherwise. Let's hope I'm wrong.

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I am betting he will be gone within a week.
And the markets will crash.
Or the market will approve of his departure because it signals the administration moving away from those snowflake scientists and going with Trumps gut feelings. Let's hope I'm wrong.
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Old 25th March 2020, 12:29 PM   #1643
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
He takes credit for a recovering economy he inherited, why not this? It's amusing that Americans recognize the underhanded techniques of the slimy, old-timey used car salesman, but they don't see it in this guy.
Except when you buy a car from a sleazy salesman, you actually have a car. It might be a crappy one. You might have overpaid. But you are in possession of an actual object.

With President Trump, your hands are empty. All you have is a description of a wonderful terrific car that he promises you will have someday. And you are still out the money.
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Old 25th March 2020, 12:35 PM   #1644
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
The Trump supporters are turning on Dr Fauci:

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...-target-147401

I am betting he will be gone within a week.
And the markets will crash ..
Yeah. I encountered some of that in threads on another board. I was thinking about asking some questions to get a better understanding of their positions. I may still do it.

Then again, that was the board where I once asked, “I had never heard that before, do you have a citation” and the response was ***** you, it happened.”


Hmmm. Now that I’m thinking of other boards, maybe I’ll go over to the Rapture Ready board and see where the End-Times Index stands.
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Old 25th March 2020, 12:46 PM   #1645
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
Yeah, I can't look at that, or anything Trump supporters have to say anymore. As long as I'm on lockdown, I'm staying away from websites and boards that these people frequent. They're going to win, open up the country for business, and kill a lot of people that wouldn't have died otherwise. Let's hope I'm wrong.


Or the market will approve of his departure because it signals the administration moving away from those snowflake scientists and going with Trumps gut feelings. Let's hope I'm wrong.
The markets are not stupid;they know that the economy will not improve permanently unitl the virus is under control.
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Old 25th March 2020, 12:47 PM   #1646
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Besides, Trump caanot open up the country. It's the Governors and Mayros who will decide that.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:01 PM   #1647
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I wonder about the quality of the results obtained by these polling organisations.

People in quarantine or out of their jobs are far less likely to be able to respond to them. Less internet, some with no phones, and those who are sick not the least bit interested in responding right about now because they have FAR more important issues to deal with.

So the polling results will be based on those who are not affected, who are not quarantining (or refuse to for whatever reason), and those who are still heading to the office to get paid despite pleas that they take social distancing seriously. That is, more likely that they will include a cohort who might blindly support Trump and his crazy pro-market-forces stance (Trumpanzees) and be prepared to respond to polling.

So there seems to be a case for saying that the random sampling is not actually random. It is biased by having a non-random sampling population, skewed towards those more likely to favour Trump.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:10 PM   #1648
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
If you're on Twitter, I suggest @TomJChicago


His currently pinned Tweet


Trump possibly has declined so much that he can't play golf anymore.

A different, recent tweet:
https://twitter.com/TomJChicago/stat...32832073875457
There's a good chance the stress of this crisis will cause him to have a break down. The question is what form it will take.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:13 PM   #1649
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Nope. I'm not jumping on another "he's got dementia" train. They tried that with Biden. Trump is a malignant narcissist, a pathological liar, a serial adulterer, a con man, and an all-around disgusting human being, but he does not have dementia.
I agree, but his brain is experiencing decline. Stress can speed that up a bit.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:17 PM   #1650
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Yeah, I can't look at that, or anything Trump supporters have to say anymore. As long as I'm on lockdown, I'm staying away from websites and boards that these people frequent. They're going to win, open up the country for business, and kill a lot of people that wouldn't have died otherwise. Let's hope I'm wrong.


Or the market will approve of his departure because it signals the administration moving away from those snowflake scientists and going with Trumps gut feelings. Let's hope I'm wrong.
IMO:
Somehow I doubt stock investors are Trump's core base. They obviously enjoy the benefits and support him for that. But Trump's fantasy the country can just magically reopen by Easter, some of the GOP whackjobs in the legislature might buy the fantasy. But those pension managers, not so much fantasy and wishful thinking.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:18 PM   #1651
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I agree, but his brain is experiencing decline. Stress can speed that up a bit.
I agree his brain is experiencing decline as we can see when comparing how he speaks now to interviews/video from several years ago.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:21 PM   #1652
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Besides, Trump caanot open up the country. It's the Governors and Mayros who will decide that.
And, it's only a fantasy. I wish more people would recognize that.

Not that Trump doesn't act on his fantasies of course. He already did and that's why we are in the mess we are currently in.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:29 PM   #1653
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
The markets are not stupid;they know that the economy will not improve permanently unitl the virus is under control.
You would think that they would be smart enough to recognize the problems with the economy caused by an uncontrolled virus... but markets have also gone up when Trump first took over, and although he did cut taxes and regulations, those would have provided at best a temporary boost (and made later recessions much worse).

If stock traders were smart, they would recognize how inept Trump was the moment he won the election, and the markets would have started to drop right away.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:30 PM   #1654
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Trump tweets that it is the media that want to keep the country closed:

"The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!"
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:37 PM   #1655
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Except when you buy a car from a sleazy salesman, you actually have a car. It might be a crappy one. You might have overpaid. But you are in possession of an actual object.

With President Trump, your hands are empty. All you have is a description of a wonderful terrific car that he promises you will have someday. And you are still out the money.
Yep. Remember when the candidate promised (among other things) "great health care [coverage], at a fraction of the cost"; and, for people who couldn't afford the coverage at all, that "the government is going to pay for it"? I'll bet a lot of people who believed those promises and voted accordingly are wishing now the President would have been dong more than just mouthing words; and I'd bet there are lot of insurance companies who are smirking now because they knew all along that mouthing words is all it ever was.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:39 PM   #1656
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Originally Posted by dmaker View Post
Trump tweets that it is the media that want to keep the country closed:

"The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!"
Except for those of you who will have caught the virus and died as a result of 'opening the country' too soon.

Trump can only affect Federal employees and institutions. He cannot order states or cities to cancel lock downs, etc.
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Old 25th March 2020, 01:42 PM   #1657
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Trump tweets that it is the media that want to keep the country closed:

"The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!"
Dear lord- now one idiot is channeling the original one. I always kind of wondered what it would have been like if McCain (who I otherwise respected) had beaten Obama, then died in office, leaving Palin as President. Now I guess I know.
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Old 25th March 2020, 02:11 PM   #1658
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Originally Posted by dmaker View Post
Trump tweets that it is the media that want to keep the country closed:

"The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!"
"LameStream"? "detrimental"?? Big words!

Given Trump's current performance at a lectern where he can barely stand up straight, focus, and read huge-font type, I'm willing to bet he never composed this tweet. Not even close.

It sounds like his swivel-eyed (non-)Press Secretary, but taking bets on other candidates!
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Trump tweets that it is the media that want to keep the country closed:

"The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!"
Beat me to it. He is going to kill you all.
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Old 25th March 2020, 02:31 PM   #1660
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The support for Trump in this crisis is rather poor. It's barely over 50%. And 538 poll of polls still shows only 45% support overall for Trump. It barely went up 2% in a time of crisis. Almost nobody changed their mind about him.
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Old 25th March 2020, 03:08 PM   #1661
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Trump Tweets

I hear that Fake News CNN just reported that I am isolated in the White House, wondering out loud, “when will life return to normal?” Does anybody really believe that? There was no leak, they made it up – they are CORRUPT & FAKE NEWS....

....I have been packed all day with meetings, I have no time for stupidity. We’re working around the clock to KEEP AMERICA SAFE!
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Whine whine whine. Some Fuhrer he is. Was Hitler that whiny too? We will never know, since Twitter didn't yet exist in 1932.
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Whine whine whine. Some Fuhrer he is. Was Hitler that whiny too? We will never know, since Twitter didn't yet exist in 1932.
Those around Hitler where just as scared to contradict him as the toadies surrounding Trump.
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Senate Bill, still no deal, GOP legislators quibbling the poor are getting too much.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ll/ar-BB11GOUs
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Several Republican senators said the bill needed to be changed to ensure that laid-off workers would not be paid more than they earned on the job.

"This bill pays you more not to work than if you were working," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, told a news conference.
I'll have to find out what the details of that are but honestly, these guys think people won't want to go back to work? How many people could that possibly effect? They can't get out of their habits believing all poor people would be lazy leeches if given a chance.

Lazy leeching rich people, of course, don't exist.


In the mean time, McConnell frames the one time pitiful payment of $1200 as a "four figure payment." Is he ******* kidding? That hardly covers one months' rent for people.

These idiots act like it's a bonus, a tax rebate, whatever. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work already for 2-3 months. Small business owners don't qualify for unemployment and they are losing their businesses because they can't make lease payments.

A large section of the population do not have savings. They were already living check to check.

four figures.... wow sounds impressive ..... oh wait.
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Trump Tweets

I hear that Fake News CNN just reported that I am isolated in the White House, wondering out loud, “when will life return to normal?” Does anybody really believe that? There was no leak, they made it up – they are CORRUPT & FAKE NEWS....
Metaphors escape him.

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....I have been packed all day with meetings, I have no time for stupidity. We’re working around the clock to KEEP AMERICA SAFE!
This means he has had more than one meeting today. And he's been meeting the pizza delivery guy, the fried chicken takeout delivery guy...
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Jerry Falwell tries to reopen Liberty University, claiming he had no option because they have a few hundred foreign students with no place to go.

So, what? The students live in their classrooms?
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He takes credit for a recovering economy he inherited, why not this? It's amusing that Americans recognize the underhanded techniques of the slimy, old-timey used car salesman, but they don't see it in this guy.
Actually, those guys make good money in almost every town in America.

This might be an appropriate time to point out the old but underappreciated truism that half the people in the country have below average intelligence.

Our retail economy bases a substantial amount of its marketing on this simple fact. And it is a strategy which is almost infallibly successful. Because it doesn't have to be successful with everyone. Anywhere close to half is plenty.


If underhanded, slimy tactics work for close to half of your customers then you'll be doing very well.

It shouldn't escape anyone's notice that Trump's "core" supporters are consistently less than half the voters.

Just sayin'.
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Jerry Falwell tries to reopen Liberty University, claiming he had no option because they have a few hundred foreign students with no place to go.

So, what? The students live in their classrooms?
Anything after "Jerry Falwell"........
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Whine whine whine. Some Fuhrer he is. Was Hitler that whiny too? We will never know, since Twitter didn't yet exist in 1932.
Those around Hitler where just as scared to contradict him as the toadies surrounding Trump.

More so, I expect, since they had every reason to fear being jailed, tortured, or just summarily shot if they incurred Hitler's displeasure.

Trump's flunkies don't have to worry about that.

...

Yet, anyhow.
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More so, I expect, since they had every reason to fear being jailed, tortured, or just summarily shot if they incurred Hitler's displeasure.

Trump's flunkies don't have to worry about that.

...

Yet, anyhow.
Aw.....allow me a little hyperbole!

I wonder what Hitler would have looked like with a dyed comb over and a fake tan?
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Lou Dobbs? America's Comical Ali.
There was a time when I thought Dobbs had a few good thoughts. Not any more - he's gone completely bonkers.
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I suppose when people relinquish critical thought to that degree, the mind free-ranges unpredictably.
Atheists only go for the finest entrées: free-range brains from innocent babies.
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Atheists only go for the finest entrées: free-range brains from innocent babies.
Now I'm hungry. Thanks a lot.
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From that quote:
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His desperation to “open the country up” means there will be full nationwide COVID-19 spread
Maybe not. State governors - even some GOP types - are just going to ignore Trump and do what they can to keep the lid on non-essential movement. There are level-headed people in government, just not in the White House.
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Old 25th March 2020, 06:08 PM   #1675
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I'm trying to understand what the $1,200 rebate is. Some places are describing it as an advanced credit for 2020 which has to be reconciled later. I really don't understand it.
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Old 25th March 2020, 06:44 PM   #1676
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa Buddha View Post
I'm trying to understand what the $1,200 rebate is. Some places are describing it as an advanced credit for 2020 which has to be reconciled later. I really don't understand it.
That's ok, Trump doesn't either.
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Old 25th March 2020, 06:58 PM   #1677
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa Buddha View Post
I'm trying to understand what the $1,200 rebate is. Some places are describing it as an advanced credit for 2020 which has to be reconciled later. I really don't understand it.
Why it's a four figure gift from the GOP, should be obvious.

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At one point in the replies to questions today, Trump said something about being for all Americans, and "all 350 people...". Of course, he meant to say "all 350 million people...".

I think.
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
At one point in the replies to questions today, Trump said something about being for all Americans, and "all 350 people...". Of course, he meant to say "all 350 million people...".

I think.
Or the 350 richest Americans?
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Someone on Twitter:

"Coronavirus is proving Trump right.
He is killing people on Fifth Avenue and getting away with it."
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