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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:03 pm

gflore34 wrote:What's the best way to deal with the toxicity of QAnon? It's a load of horsefeathers that people were sucked into, I'd like to see it exposed and crushed, maybe, criminal charges?


Deplatforming them. That would help prevent them from mutating to capture more of the suburban mom/anti-vaxxer crowd like they're doing now.

More broadly, launching facebook into the sun would be a big help with this and several other societal ills.
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Postby Brian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:06 pm

The idea that the Democrats had a massive voter fraud effort that lost seats in the House and didn't get a majority in the Senate is so inept I could almost believe it's true.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:07 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:launching facebook into the sun would be a big help

Thinking about setting up a text message auto-reply?
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:08 pm

Brian wrote:The idea that the Democrats had a massive voter fraud effort that lost seats in the House and didn't get a majority in the Senate is so inept I could almost believe it's true.

Because they only bothered filling in one dot. Junior told me so.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CoolHandLuke » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:15 pm

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Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Has Bryant fielded the ball and thrown it to Rizzo for the out yet?

Please tell me that's where we officially are. Or is Montgomery just taking the mound right now?

Soft hit to third, Bryant charging with a HUGE smile on hIs face


No it's more like Terry Francona running out to argue the last out during the celebration
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Postby CoolHandLuke » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:17 pm

CoolHandLuke wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Has Bryant fielded the ball and thrown it to Rizzo for the out yet?

Please tell me that's where we officially are. Or is Montgomery just taking the mound right now?

Soft hit to third, Bryant charging with a HUGE smile on hIs face


No it's more like Terry Francona running out to argue the last out during the celebration


And the umps are too afraid to call it because half the stadium is filled with morons that have no critical thinking skills
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:30 pm

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Santucci/status/1324763737862086656?s=19

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There are those pesky state tax evasion charges he's going to have to contend with first. And then more charges likely to follow.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:32 pm

CoolHandLuke wrote:
CoolHandLuke wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:Soft hit to third, Bryant charging with a HUGE smile on hIs face


No it's more like Terry Francona running out to argue the last out during the celebration


And the umps are too afraid to call it because half the stadium is filled with morons that have no critical thinking skills


na, I'm enjoying the throw, slooooowwwwwly

its what I always wanted for Trump and co, a slow, exhausting, painful death
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:36 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
CoolHandLuke wrote:
CoolHandLuke wrote:
No it's more like Terry Francona running out to argue the last out during the celebration


And the umps are too afraid to call it because half the stadium is filled with morons that have no critical thinking skills


na, I'm enjoying the throw, slooooowwwwwly

its what I always wanted for Trump and co, a slow, exhausting, painful death

So you're saying you like to edge?
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Postby CubinNY » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:40 pm

Trump is the only President ever to lose the popular election vote twice. He's made history. I hope he takes solace in that.
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Postby KingCubsFan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:42 pm

Derwood wrote:
Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1324737753804918786


Good, we have a paper trail

Who exactly do you think runs SCOTUSblog?
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:44 pm

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Santucci/status/1324763737862086656?s=19

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There was no way Trump was ever going to concede even if he lost every state decisively. The best we could hope for is him eventually stepping aside peacefully but forever maintaining that it was rigged and stolen from him
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Postby Derwood » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:45 pm

CNN, call this thing, you cowards
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:47 pm

Derwood wrote:CNN, call this thing, you cowards

Nobody wants to do it. Nevada and Pennsylvania could both easily be called at this point.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:47 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
CoolHandLuke wrote:
And the umps are too afraid to call it because half the stadium is filled with morons that have no critical thinking skills


na, I'm enjoying the throw, slooooowwwwwly

its what I always wanted for Trump and co, a slow, exhausting, painful death

So you're saying you like to edge?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:48 pm

The senate results in GA are significant, given what we've seen regarding the Presidential election there's a good chance both incumbents could lose. Weren't both of them involved in those "timely" stocks transactions before the pandemic? Could they be indictable for insider trader or some form of illegal stock machinations? The idea results would be both losing their seats, followed by a criminal investigation and charges. Which would also remove McConnell as the Senate Majority leader.
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Postby CoolHandLuke » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:49 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
na, I'm enjoying the throw, slooooowwwwwly

its what I always wanted for Trump and co, a slow, exhausting, painful death

So you're saying you like to edge?
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I had to google that. no, I'd say I like torturing nazis, but nothing sexual


This usually leads the part of the movie where they somehow get away and kill you and I'm screaming at the screen to just end things.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:49 pm

Red states around the country are feverishly drafting legislation to ban mail-in voting before the mid-terms. There's no way that GOP controlled states allow mail-in voting to continue moving forward, right?
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Postby Soul » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:51 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Santucci/status/1324763737862086656?s=19

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There was no way Trump was ever going to concede even if he lost every state decisively. The best we could hope for is him eventually stepping aside peacefully but forever maintaining that it was rigged and stolen from him

Yeah that’s got to be the end game. “OK whatever but we all know it was fraud.” His supporters say “yep it was fraud.” Trump’s flood of fraud tweets slowly becomes an occasional tweet but never actually stops.

Then the question is what to do about these criminal charges once he’s a private citizen? Do they actually go for the jugular- jail time?
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Postby OleMissCub » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:53 pm

So I think Pete should be Sec of State. Super likeable, very smart, was a foreign intelligence officer, and he speaks Arabic well, in addition to six other languages.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:54 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:
Derwood wrote:CNN, call this thing, you cowards

Nobody wants to do it. Nevada and Pennsylvania could both easily be called at this point.


Nor MSNBC, its what they done with all other States, large enough lead, know the trending of the remaining ballots, call the winner. Maybe, after four years of abuse by Trump they like seeing him squirm? That's not so bad.
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