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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 11th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Thanks, and sorry, I didn’t particularly mean to endorse Churchill. The atrocities you describe are clearly worse than what lead up to Trump’s upside down bible photo-op (although not necessarily much worse than his willful mismanagement of Covid-19).
Was it a Gideon's Bible, perchance?
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 13th, 2020, 9:55 pm

Trump just cannot contain himself during his rallies these days. Not only will he steal the upcoming election, but he is now repeatedly on record talking about his third term. Like, if Putin and Xi can be presidents for decades, it would be totally unfair if he couldn’t. So, of course, he can. And will. Unless something good happens first.
 
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September 14th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Trump just cannot contain himself during his rallies these days. Not only will he steal the upcoming election, but he is now repeatedly on record talking about his third term. Like, if Putin and Xi can be presidents for decades, it would be totally unfair if he couldn’t. So, of course, he can. And will. Unless something good happens first.
Sounds fair, all things being equal. After all, giving up everything to make MAGA.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 14th, 2020, 8:57 pm

Trump just cannot contain himself during his rallies these days. Not only will he steal the upcoming election, but he is now repeatedly on record talking about his third term. Like, if Putin and Xi can be presidents for decades, it would be totally unfair if he couldn’t. So, of course, he can. And will. Unless something good happens first.
Sounds fair, all things being equal. After all, giving up everything to make MAGA.

I assume that was tongue-in-cheek, or did you mean to imply that he actually gave up something?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 16th, 2020, 1:24 am

Trump’s eugenics crew on the border has been indiscriminately performing hysterectomies on brown women in the concentration camps. Because, you know, you sure don’t want them to come into this country and breed!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 16th, 2020, 11:06 am

Trump just cannot contain himself during his rallies these days. Not only will he steal the upcoming election, but he is now repeatedly on record talking about his third term. Like, if Putin and Xi can be presidents for decades, it would be totally unfair if he couldn’t. So, of course, he can. And will. Unless something good happens first.
Sounds fair, all things being equal. After all, giving up everything to make MAGA.

I assume that was tongue-in-cheek, or did you mean to imply that he actually gave up something?
I think only the English and Irish appreciate irony. And maybe the Russians. But they go much further.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 16th, 2020, 1:46 pm

The stable genius was at it again. In a Pennsylvania town hall last night he declared that the corona virus will go away over a period of time, because “You’ll develop, like, a herd mentality. It’s going to be herd-developed. That will all happen.”

You say mentality, I say immunity. Hard to keep track of those four-syllable words...
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 16th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Or he wanted to say "mob mentality". Sorry, I meant "wisdom of the crowd".

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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 17th, 2020, 1:50 am

A bit of math suggests that Trump is aggressively working on an agenda to kill a few million Americans in the name of “herd mentality”. Advised by people with no relevant knowledge, because they sound good to him on Fox News. At some point, maybe, just maybe, there will be a gentle pushback.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 18th, 2020, 1:39 am

Honest question to Alan, Paul, and any other Trump fans out there. Is there anything he could say or do that would change your opinion of him? Obviously, just killing off a hundred thousand Americans doesn’t move the needle. They were probably losers anyway.
 
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September 18th, 2020, 2:41 pm

 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 18th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Don't see Fred Brooks in there..
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 23rd, 2020, 1:32 am

Being personally responsible for the death of at least a hundred thousand Americans through aggressive and intentional mismanagement of the pandemic, his commentary last night in Ohio: “it affects virtually nobody”. May he go die in a hole! Tomorrow! Or better yet, tonight!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 23rd, 2020, 2:11 am

Honest question to Alan, Paul, and any other Trump fans out there. Is there anything he could say or do that would change your opinion of him? Obviously, just killing off a hundred thousand Americans doesn’t move the needle. They were probably losers anyway.

Well, not really an honest question with the 'killing a hundred thousand" bs. But, to answer anyway -- sure, lots of actions could lose my support. Let's say he began the process to pack the Supreme Court by increasing it to 13. I'd vote against him for that. Or, let's say he wanted to get rid of the electoral college. I'd vote against him for that. Or, if he began massive deportations of non-criminal 'undocumented' (well in excess of what has occurred under previous admins). Or, if he engineered the elimination of the 'pre-existing condition' protection of Obamacare without an equivalent replacement. The last two were real risks prior to him assuming office. Seem unlikely now.  

Here's one for you. Say by Jan  2021 we have a covid vaccine and Biden is president. He proposes making it a federal felony if you don't take the vaccine by the end of 2021. Would you support that? 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 23rd, 2020, 11:29 am

You honestly don’t believe at least half of Americans who have died from Covid so far could have been prevented by marginally competent leadership from the top? From a man who knew, at least as far back as in February how lethal and contagious the virus is, but refused to recommend basic precautions because it could hurt stock prices and (the important part), make him look bad? Trump eliminating the electoral college is a good one. I can easily see eliminating voting, though. Obamacare is gone with a court full of Trump acolytes, and Republicans haven’t even thought of anything to replace it with. Certainly nothing that protects those with pre-existing conditions.

As for the vaccine question — a vaccine available in Jan 2021 would have been approved by a totally corrupted system, so there would be obvious doubts about its safety and efficacy. But if we could get past that, the public health and economic benefits of universal immunity would justify a certain amount of governmental coercion.
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