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  1. phillysailor

    he will be President at some point

    Just like our vice president is now ? and Who cares.... Other than homophobes . Are you afraid that they’re going to turn you gay. perhaps you secretly crave that don’t you ? I agree, he comes across as self-loathing.
  2. Folks like venom are why some of our hospitals are already becoming overcrowded hotzones of infected people. His cavalier attitude will threaten the lives of his family, his community and healthcare workers. EMS may be stretched to the breaking point, law enforcement officers will be placed in needless jeopardy and our economy will suffer. The full picture isn’t getting out because this administration has routed all pandemic health care information away from the CDC to a private organization. This means that daily dashboards, which can guide the efforts of local and regional civilians, healthcare networks and civilian leadership, are not available. The New York Times just published an article about the information that should be (and used to be) available. I don’t know if more and better information would help @Venom shed his self-centered and irresponsible approach to citizen behavior during a pandemic, but that plus effective leadership might help. In the meantime, I will continue to care for the victims of this pandemic, and hope I’m not forced to endure its effects. I’ve lost a marathon running college mate, a firefighter I entered a burning building with decades ago, and three parents of friends. I’ve cared for 49 year old physicians whose health and livelihood was wrecked by the disease, and I’m seeing an uptick in the number of folks we are Intubating. Fuck this reprehensible scum of an administration for allowing the worst bloodletting of Americans occur on their watch, aided and abetted by disinformation for political and personal profit. And shame on the millions of supporters who are too ignorant and self important to do their part for the country.
  3. @Burning Man I’ve got no argument with you. You are right, these matters can and should be dealt with in the proper way, and a functioning, compassionate government would see that justice prevails, science guides, and men combine their industry to better society. But that’s a lofty goal which a large segment of our citizens and leadership fight strenuously to oppose. If the GOP cared about its voters, if they wanted to save lives and encourage voting, common sense would prevail and these efforts would be bipartisan. But they don’t, and so these measures are contested and prevented. I care little about your distinction between courts and legislature: you are splitting hairs while the sick and elderly are forced to vote in person, and minorities are systematically discouraged from voting. The GOP is a cult driven by greed and power, and I direct my ire at their foot soldiers because their leaders are in gilded cages erecting walls around the Peoples’ House.
  4. Good on you for wearing your mask and not tying your identity to a gun. I was wrong on those points. I made "assumptions" and yet did not lie while you, once again, make unfounded accusations. We are presently discussing attempts through the legislature, whether by bill or suit, to change such laws. Republicans repeatedly are on the side of guns, forcing their religious ideas on others, ignoring science, rigging the vote by gerrymandering and voter suppression, and endangering peoples' lives by refusing simple alterations of election law which hurt no one and yet count all the votes cast. I apologize for not applying this pattern of anti-societal and anti-democratic impulses accurately upon you. You only fit some of these characteristics, and not all of them.
  5. I sent a postcard from the Grand Canyon to my workplace. It took 3weeks and 2 days to arrive.
  6. Your reliability of pronouncements regarding which news is fake is unreliable and partisan. You consistently misrepresent the arguments of others and refuse to own up to your mistakes. Making new laws to help citizens is what responsive democracies do, especially when the result is increased safety for society, or easier access to the right to vote. When the result of a single law is to accomplish BOTH goals at once? Only highly partisan assholes are against it, valuing their personal or party’s advantage over the safety and rights of others. This should be a no-brainer, but you and your ilk are too selfish to see the benefit to society and the country as more important than your efforts to manipulate voting numbers in your favor. You’re too busy telling your country what it can do for you to even consider what you could do for others. You’ll buy a flag, carry a gun, and refuse to wear a mask, but fail to recognize how a real patriot feels about the relationship of duty to citizenship, and ignore the responsibilities which go hand in hand with our rights.
  7. None of what was reported is fake news. It has all happened and has been accurately reported. You are just throwing out “fake news” as if it means something, but coming from you we expect false accusations. It’s just how you roll.
  8. A little research shows your claim of “fake news” to be wishful thinking. Republicans were, indeed, requesting that ballots received after Election Day be thrown out. And Heather Cox Richardson’s argument specifically quotes Kavanaugh as stating that he was deferring to state legislatures to set local electoral law, so I’m not sure why you had to bold this in your strenuous “retort.” You are, of course, free to ignore inconvenient facts, but HCR was correct in her assessment of Republican appointed SCOTUS judges agreeing with Republican-based requests. She did not say Republicans were party to the suit, that was an objection you made without any apparent reason. Here is a local paper covering Republican requests, in case you are capable of reading such diabolical reporting. Try harder to understand & do a little research before you make baseless accusations, @The Joker, it seems you have a pattern of going off half-cocked & ill informed. PATRICK MARLEY | MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL | 10:52 pm CDT October 17, 2020 MADISON - A divided federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a Wisconsin law that allows absentee ballots to be counted only if they are returned by Election Day. Democrats, their allies and nonpartisan groups had sought the changes to make it easier to vote when many people are trying to limit contact during the pandemic and mail has slowed down. Republicans fought the September ruling and a panel of judges from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with them Thursday. Last week, the same appeals judges determined Republican lawmakers didn't have the authority to pursue their appeal. But they changed their minds about that after the state Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that said they did. The majority in Thursday's decision contended the Nov. 3 presidential election is too near to change the rules now. It noted federal courts are only willing to change rules close to an election in very limited circumstances. "A last-minute event may require a last-minute reaction. But it is not possible to describe COVID-19 as a last-minute event," Judges Frank Easterbrook and Amy St. Eve wrote, noting the public has been dealing with the pandemic since spring. In dissent, Judge Ilana Rovner wrote that extending deadlines was a reasonable way to help voters in the face of a once-in-a-century pandemic.
  9. Credit to Heather Cox Richardson for this bit of reporting: “ Today a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion upholding the Republican effort embarrassed one of Trump’s Supreme Court justices, Brett Kavanaugh. On Monday, five Supreme Court justices—all appointed by Republicans—backed a request from Wisconsin Republicans to throw out ballots postmarked by November 3but received up to six days later. In his explanation of why he was siding with the Republicans, Kavanaugh said that state legislatures should be the ones to decide on voting rules. He specifically noted Vermont as a state that has “decided not to make changes to their ordinary election rules, including to the election-day deadline for receipt of absentee ballots.” In fact, Vermont did change its rules, making two major changes, and today Vermont’s Secretary of State Jim Condos formally requested that Kavanaugh’s opinion be corrected.” Its always refreshing when a freshman SCOTUS jurist can’t get his facts straight. This bodes well for Kavanaugh’s stature and importance of his tenure.
  10. phillysailor

    Hypothermia is a helluva closing argument

    With credit to Heather Cox Richardson: “Critics said this negligence showed how little Trump values his supporters but, rather than contradict that impression, the campaign’s national press secretary Hogan Gidley made it worse. This morning, CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked him about the vice president’s campaign events during the pandemic. She asked, “[A]re you at all concerned given that there has been an outbreak in the vice president’s orbit of people around him and that there is currently an outbreak -- I mean, hospitals in Wisconsin are near capacity…. [D]oes that give you any pause or the vice president any pause about going there and holding a big rally?” Gidley responded “No, it doesn't. The vice president has the best doctors in the world around him, they've obviously contact-traced and have come to the conclusion it’s fine for him to be out on the campaign trail.” Good to know that encouraging the spread of Coronovirus at campaign events directly to the elderly poses little risk to our exalted leaders.
  11. With thanks to Heather Cox Richardson: ”Critics said this negligence showed how little Trump values his supporters but, rather than contradict that impression, the campaign’s national press secretary Hogan Gidley made it worse. This morning, CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked him about the vice president’s campaign events during the pandemic. She asked, “[A]re you at all concerned given that there has been an outbreak in the vice president’s orbit of people around him and that there is currently an outbreak -- I mean, hospitals in Wisconsin are near capacity…. [D]oes that give you any pause or the vice president any pause about going there and holding a big rally?” Gidley responded “No, it doesn't. The vice president has the best doctors in the world around him, they've obviously contact-traced and have come to the conclusion it’s fine for him to be out on the campaign trail.” I’m sure @warbird, and @Dog are reassured to hear that holding superspreading events across the nation pose little risk to our commander in chief and his group of entitled white men.
  12. As predicted, you are trotting out dumb-ass arguments about headline grabbing political bullshit rather than consider how epidemiology, sociology, economics & medicine should have directed our efforts. Please continue proving me right. But take a shower! You stink.
  13. Like I said, you have no interest in an actual discussion of how Democrats would have led a fight against this pandemic. Ya couldn’t understand it, since you’d be too busy trying to figure out the political benefit of trying a variety of frivolous arguments. Your partisan passions prevent persuasive policy palaver. Whoops! I just p’d all over you. Sorry you got all messy, bitch boi. But I’m not the first to do that to you, of course. Why don’t you come back when you can handle a conversation? This administration has been one long example of the same arrogant bullshit masquerading as leadership you are displaying. It’s led us far deeper into debt, 2or 3 hundred thousand dead, and a fractured country. It’s deadly incompetence. Time for you to shed your idiot worship and get serious. Trump is a menace, and the best candidate is a Democrat. Those are just facts, if you even care about those anymore. But please, continue telling us how Democrats made this pandemic worse so you can feel better about yourself. Just don’t forget to wipe off the piss Trump Inc is spraying on you.
  14. I was going to suggest listening to scientists, respected economists, mayors and business leaders who have successfully led battles against this disease, but Trump wouldn’t be the center of that stage, so “Republicans” will reject it immediately. Plus, it doesn’t own the libs, so why would you have the slightest interest? Youre not able to understand expert recommendations, and have no intention of following that sort of advice. So, what’s the point? You’re a self-appointed deplorable, and are proud of your willful ignorance. Have fun with that.