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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:45 pm

cl smooth wrote:https://twitter.com/presssec/status/1313138387994509313


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Postby gflore34 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:46 pm

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Derwood wrote:He will 100% go back to the White House today, and the doctors will lie about the fact that the discharge was against medical recommendations. He will also 100% NOT self-quarantine for the next 10 days


Nope, and by his example, the GOP Senators with COVID will push to return sooner in order to confirm their SCJ


Will this finally be the last shoe? Confirming, crystallizing the fact these are all selfish, greedy horsefeathers who only care about money and themselves or themselves and money? I don't how it could be made any clearer, they might as well post a statement telling all they're in for the money and only the money and will do anything and everything to grease their pockets. Even so, they'd still have the support of Mr. and Mrs. MAGA Billy.
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Postby Banedon » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:50 pm

gflore34 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Derwood wrote:He will 100% go back to the White House today, and the doctors will lie about the fact that the discharge was against medical recommendations. He will also 100% NOT self-quarantine for the next 10 days


Nope, and by his example, the GOP Senators with COVID will push to return sooner in order to confirm their SCJ


Will this finally be the last shoe? Confirming, crystallizing the fact these are all selfish, greedy horsefeathers who only care about money and themselves or themselves and money? I don't how could be made any clearer, they might as well post a statement telling all they're in for the money and only the money and will do anything and everything to grease their pockets. Even so, they'd still have the support of Mr. and Mrs. MAGA Billy.


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Postby sneakypower » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:09 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
NOLA wrote:https://twitter.com/fivethirtyeight/status/1312885478287454208?s=21

Biden up to 81% chance of winning electoral college.
Ohio 52% chance
NC 55%
Fla 64%
PA 82%
WI 82%
MI 89%


To compare, Hillary was at 71% on Election Day 2016. Although with about 20 days left until the election she was almost at 90%

right, but

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... -election/
The impact of Comey’s letter is comparatively easy to quantify, by contrast. At a maximum, it might have shifted the race by 3 or 4 percentage points toward Donald Trump, swinging Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida to him, perhaps along with North Carolina and Arizona. At a minimum, its impact might have been only a percentage point or so. Still, because Clinton lost Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by less than 1 point, the letter was probably enough to change the outcome of the Electoral College.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:36 pm

Is the Biden campaign still (foolishly) standing by their pledge to pull their negative campaign ads while Trump is sick?
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:47 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Is the Biden campaign still (foolishly) standing by their pledge to pull their negative campaign ads while Trump is sick?

I believe all of the PACs are still doing their negative campaigning, so Biden's pulling of them was mostly just ceremonial.
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:47 pm

Spokesbimbo now positive for COVID. These people are so reckless and horrible, just like their supporters.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:54 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Is the Biden campaign still (foolishly) standing by their pledge to pull their negative campaign ads while Trump is sick?

I believe all of the PACs are still doing their negative campaigning, so Biden's pulling of them was mostly just ceremonial.


Well, yeah, obviously (to both things), but it's still dumb, especially since the Trump side is now whining about the non-official negative ads like they came from Biden's camp. Just keep horsefeathering slamming them.
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Postby Derwood » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:55 pm

CubinNY wrote:Spokesbimbo now positive for COVID. These people are so reckless and horrible, just like their supporters.


She spoke to reporters as late as Saturday (and maybe yesterday) without wearing a mask.
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:00 pm

Derwood wrote:
CubinNY wrote:Spokesbimbo now positive for COVID. These people are so reckless and horrible, just like their supporters.


She spoke to reporters as late as Saturday (and maybe yesterday) without wearing a mask.

The real test is if Jay comes done with a dose.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:08 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/timjhogan/status/1313135243470278657



Riiiiiight, he can relate to sitting in an ER, etc. somewhere waiting for treatment, this gotta be top 5 of the dumbest things put forth by this Administration.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:15 pm

Derwood wrote:
CubinNY wrote:Spokesbimbo now positive for COVID. These people are so reckless and horrible, just like their supporters.


She spoke to reporters as late as Saturday (and maybe yesterday) without wearing a mask.


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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:18 pm

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/10/don-jr-thinks-trump-is-acting-crazy-presidents-covid-joyride-has-family-divided

According to sources, Don Jr. has told friends that he tried lobbying Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner to convince the president that he needs to stop acting unstable. “Don Jr. has said he wants to stage an intervention, but Jared and Ivanka keep telling Trump how great he’s doing,” a source said. Don Jr. is said to be reluctant to confront his father alone. “Don said, ‘I’m not going to be the only one to tell him he’s acting crazy,’” the source added.


There is a long history in the Trump family of denying serious illness. According to a Trump family friend, Trump’s father, Fred Trump Sr., insisted on working even after his Alzheimer’s disease advanced in the 1990s. “To retire is to expire!” Fred Sr. would say. The friend said that as Fred Sr.’s disease worsened––he once came down the stairs wearing three neckties––the family created a system so that Fred could think he was still running the Trump Organization. Every day Fred Sr. would go to the office in Brooklyn and they would give him blank papers to sort through and sign. The phone on Fred’s desk was set up so that it could only dial out to his secretary. “Fred pretended to work,” the family friend said.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:21 pm

The friend said that as Fred Sr.’s disease worsened––he once came down the stairs wearing three neckties––


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Good timing as Ohio goes from leans R to toss-up.
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Postby gflore34 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:25 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/10/don-jr-thinks-trump-is-acting-crazy-presidents-covid-joyride-has-family-divided

According to sources, Don Jr. has told friends that he tried lobbying Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner to convince the president that he needs to stop acting unstable. “Don Jr. has said he wants to stage an intervention, but Jared and Ivanka keep telling Trump how great he’s doing,” a source said. Don Jr. is said to be reluctant to confront his father alone. “Don said, ‘I’m not going to be the only one to tell him he’s acting crazy,’” the source added.


There is a long history in the Trump family of denying serious illness. According to a Trump family friend, Trump’s father, Fred Trump Sr., insisted on working even after his Alzheimer’s disease advanced in the 1990s. “To retire is to expire!” Fred Sr. would say. The friend said that as Fred Sr.’s disease worsened––he once came down the stairs wearing three neckties––the family created a system so that Fred could think he was still running the Trump Organization. Every day Fred Sr. would go to the office in Brooklyn and they would give him blank papers to sort through and sign. The phone on Fred’s desk was set up so that it could only dial out to his secretary. “Fred pretended to work,” the family friend said.



The Trump family’s private concern about Trump’s behavior could raise questions about his fitness for office. Trump has been prescribed drugs that medical experts say can seriously impair his cognitive function. Last night the New York Times reported that steroids, which Trump is reportedly taking, specifically dexamethasone, are known to “affect mood, causing euphoria or a general happiness.


As if it wasn't seriously impaired in the first place...
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:26 pm

UK wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/MediumBuying/status/1313143850999992325

Good timing as Ohio goes from leans R to toss-up.

I mean, they are clearly strapped for cash, and if they have to put money into particular states and squeek by in the EC, this makes a ton of sense from the Republican's point of view. Great sign for us, obviously.
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Postby gflore34 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:29 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Is the Biden campaign still (foolishly) standing by their pledge to pull their negative campaign ads while Trump is sick?

I believe all of the PACs are still doing their negative campaigning, so Biden's pulling of them was mostly just ceremonial.


Put the foot on the gas, bury this horsefeathers, no mercy.
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:31 pm

gflore34 wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/10/don-jr-thinks-trump-is-acting-crazy-presidents-covid-joyride-has-family-divided

According to sources, Don Jr. has told friends that he tried lobbying Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner to convince the president that he needs to stop acting unstable. “Don Jr. has said he wants to stage an intervention, but Jared and Ivanka keep telling Trump how great he’s doing,” a source said. Don Jr. is said to be reluctant to confront his father alone. “Don said, ‘I’m not going to be the only one to tell him he’s acting crazy,’” the source added.


There is a long history in the Trump family of denying serious illness. According to a Trump family friend, Trump’s father, Fred Trump Sr., insisted on working even after his Alzheimer’s disease advanced in the 1990s. “To retire is to expire!” Fred Sr. would say. The friend said that as Fred Sr.’s disease worsened––he once came down the stairs wearing three neckties––the family created a system so that Fred could think he was still running the Trump Organization. Every day Fred Sr. would go to the office in Brooklyn and they would give him blank papers to sort through and sign. The phone on Fred’s desk was set up so that it could only dial out to his secretary. “Fred pretended to work,” the family friend said.



The Trump family’s private concern about Trump’s behavior could raise questions about his fitness for office. Trump has been prescribed drugs that medical experts say can seriously impair his cognitive function. Last night the New York Times reported that steroids, which Trump is reportedly taking, specifically dexamethasone, are known to “affect mood, causing euphoria or a general happiness.


As if it wasn't seriously impaired in the first place...

I think this could be a case where the overall story is accurate, but the particulars are off. I don't for a minute believe that Don Jr is leading a discussion on anything.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:37 pm

I hope you guys weren't too attached to the whole same-sex marriage thing...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/05/politics ... index.html

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Samuel Alito, lashed out on Monday at the religious liberty implications of the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.
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Postby cl smooth » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:40 pm

UMFan83 wrote:I hope you guys weren't too attached to the whole same-sex marriage thing...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/05/politics ... index.html

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Samuel Alito, lashed out on Monday at the religious liberty implications of the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.


look a few posts above:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15&p=421824&sid=1ded8fbf390ba16ef8b2e520c63fb095#p421792
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:41 pm

UMFan83 wrote:I hope you guys weren't too attached to the whole same-sex marriageanything outside the Old Testament thing...
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