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2020-06-26 1:54:42 PM  
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2020-06-26 1:57:50 PM  
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2020-06-26 2:04:52 PM  
For the good of the many, rallies could die with the removal of the one.
 
2020-06-26 2:06:16 PM  
We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!
 
2020-06-26 2:15:03 PM  

OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!


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2020-06-26 2:48:35 PM  
Eh, it's been 6 days.  The sniffles just started from that yesterday.  It'll be next week before many people decide to get tested.

But you might see that much of an effect in Oklahoma.  The vectors all drove back to Missouri and Kansas and Amarillo.
 
2020-06-26 2:56:31 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Eh, it's been 6 days.  The sniffles just started from that yesterday.  It'll be next week before many people decide to get tested.

But you might see that much of an effect in Oklahoma.  The vectors all drove back to Missouri and Kansas and Amarillo.


I was thinking much the same as you.
 
2020-06-26 3:03:04 PM  
I'm kinda getting in to these rallies now. Each one is better than the last.
 
2020-06-26 3:23:15 PM  
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Needs one more panel now.
 
2020-06-26 3:46:52 PM  
Like most thinking people, I'm fine with either solution.

/though I do have a clear preference
 
2020-06-26 3:49:47 PM  
How large was the advance team, and when did they get to Tulsa? We know some of them tested positive while they were in Oklahoma. Is it possible they brought it with them from DC?
 
2020-06-26 3:52:30 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Eh, it's been 6 days.  The sniffles just started from that yesterday.  It'll be next week before many people decide to get tested.

But you might see that much of an effect in Oklahoma.  The vectors all drove back to Missouri and Kansas and Amarillo.


Why would you get tested for a hoax?
 
2020-06-26 3:55:07 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Eh, it's been 6 days.  The sniffles just started from that yesterday.  It'll be next week before many people decide to get tested.

But you might see that much of an effect in Oklahoma.  The vectors all drove back to Missouri and Kansas and Amarillo.


Yep, that and it's an exponential increase. It's not the people who got it there that are going to start drastically effecting the numbers, it'll be the people they go home and give it to who will start showing symptoms later, and the people those folks give it to, etc.
 
2020-06-26 3:56:04 PM  

OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!


The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.

My wife and I are Christians.

She's an Episcopalian- adult baptized. You say "Grab your Bible", she'll go get her copy of the New Revised Standard. No prop Bible, just hers.

I'm a cradle Catholic, adult convert to Episcopalian. You say "Grab your Bible", I'll ask which one. You want my monster presentation King James, my reading New Revised Standard?

Point is, it's ours. It's not A Bible.
 
2020-06-26 3:57:13 PM  
The rallies remind me of my old neighbors. At least a couple of times a day we'd see them get in their minivan and drive off, only to return five or ten minutes later. It turns out that the wife was suffering from dementia, and going for a ride calmed her down.

Someone should just buy the President a minivan. That'd be simpler than hauling off to a big dumb Corona rally.
 
2020-06-26 3:57:34 PM  
Freedom of speech, unless someone with a gun and a badge declares it an "Unlawful assembly"

Guess we can scratch the 1st amendment off the Bill of Rights, let's see, 4 is gone, 5 is questionable...

Hey, we still got the 2nd.  Something, something, need it to keep the first.
 
2020-06-26 3:58:57 PM  
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2020-06-26 4:02:24 PM  

Sword and Shield: OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!

The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.

My wife and I are Christians.

She's an Episcopalian- adult baptized. You say "Grab your Bible", she'll go get her copy of the New Revised Standard. No prop Bible, just hers.

I'm a cradle Catholic, adult convert to Episcopalian. You say "Grab your Bible", I'll ask which one. You want my monster presentation King James, my reading New Revised Standard?

Point is, it's ours. It's not A Bible.


I'm going to guess it was Jimmy Carter's. Ivanka carried it to the church in her purse. Do we know who carried it back to the White House, or did they just toss it in the street when they were done with it?
 
2020-06-26 4:12:12 PM  
Cases in Oklahoma have been going up since, roughly, the first week of June. Supposedly deaths from COVID are "steady," in that they're not going up sharply like the number of cases. Yet.

Seeing as his rally (wanking motion) only got 6,000 morons to show up (and some of them came from out of state), maybe it won't affect the whole state. Maybe it'll just fark Tulsa (our governor's hometown) and leave the rest of the state alone.

But ... that's probably not realistic. He didn't have to sell out the venue to create a superspreader event. People have done that with just an average-size funeral or wedding.
 
2020-06-26 4:15:43 PM  
So, Win-Win.
 
2020-06-26 4:15:51 PM  

Sword and Shield: OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!

The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.

My wife and I are Christians.

She's an Episcopalian- adult baptized. You say "Grab your Bible", she'll go get her copy of the New Revised Standard. No prop Bible, just hers.

I'm a cradle Catholic, adult convert to Episcopalian. You say "Grab your Bible", I'll ask which one. You want my monster presentation King James, my reading New Revised Standard?

Point is, it's ours. It's not A Bible.


I'd love it if a reporter were to ask Trump, "Where's your bible right now? Why didn't you use it in your photo op?"

/He'd likely lie of course, but it'd be fun to see him stutter over that answer
 
2020-06-26 4:29:35 PM  

Trainspotr: Sword and Shield: OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!

The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.

My wife and I are Christians.

She's an Episcopalian- adult baptized. You say "Grab your Bible", she'll go get her copy of the New Revised Standard. No prop Bible, just hers.

I'm a cradle Catholic, adult convert to Episcopalian. You say "Grab your Bible", I'll ask which one. You want my monster presentation King James, my reading New Revised Standard?

Point is, it's ours. It's not A Bible.

I'm going to guess it was Jimmy Carter's. Ivanka carried it to the church in her purse. Do we know who carried it back to the White House, or did they just toss it in the street when they were done with it?


I saw the video of them walking back - looked like one of the aides was carrying it

Yeah that "It's A bible" always struck me as well.  That, more than anything else, shows that it was just a photo op and not something he really believed in
 
2020-06-26 4:33:19 PM  
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2020-06-26 4:43:44 PM  
"Do as I say" is pretty much the only message of Christianity and the Republican Party.
 
2020-06-26 4:44:48 PM  

OldRod: Trainspotr: Sword and Shield: OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!

The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.

My wife and I are Christians.

She's an Episcopalian- adult baptized. You say "Grab your Bible", she'll go get her copy of the New Revised Standard. No prop Bible, just hers.

I'm a cradle Catholic, adult convert to Episcopalian. You say "Grab your Bible", I'll ask which one. You want my monster presentation King James, my reading New Revised Standard?

Point is, it's ours. It's not A Bible.

I'm going to guess it was Jimmy Carter's. Ivanka carried it to the church in her purse. Do we know who carried it back to the White House, or did they just toss it in the street when they were done with it?

I saw the video of them walking back - looked like one of the aides was carrying it

Yeah that "It's A bible" always struck me as well.  That, more than anything else, shows that it was just a photo op and not something he really believed in


What really struck *me* as what was odd about it is... Trump lies as naturally as breathing. Why didnt he just lie and say yes, its mine? He didnt want to say it was his for some reason.
 
2020-06-26 4:46:13 PM  
I would say trump should adopt the V for Vendetta tactic of making all TVs show his speeches so he can brag that the ratings were high, but I think he needs the cheering crowd.
 
2020-06-26 4:55:59 PM  

snocone: For the good of the many, rallies could die with the removal of the one.


Trump fans could die?????

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2020-06-26 4:57:56 PM  

Sword and Shield: The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.


Some columnist pointed out that not only was it a NIV Bible, which his evangelical base would not consider a proper translation (allegedly it uses the phrase 'young woman' instead of 'virgin', denying the virgin birth of Jesus in the process), but that his photo op was in front of a church that allows same-sex marriage, also anathema to his evangelical base.

My parents considered anything other than the Scofield King James to be blasphemous.  Still have mine.
 
2020-06-26 5:01:01 PM  

BlackPete: I'd love it if a reporter were to ask Trump, "Where's your bible right now? Why didn't you use it in your photo op?"

/He'd likely lie of course, but it'd be fun to see him stutter over that answer


Same.

Now, there are a bunch of Bibles with Presidential history.

The Washington/St. John's Lodge Bible from his inauguration (and a number of other Presidents). Odds are very good Trump wouldn't be able to get it- St. John's is very particular about that one, they don't let it be used very often. I have seen it (They lent it to the Grand Lodge of Ohio a few years back for a couple days) but I'd wager folding money they wouldn't let him touch it.
The Lincoln Bible, personal use of Lincoln, inaugurations for Obama and 45.
The Jefferson BIble, created by Jefferson to strip out the supernatural.

Why not one of those? Why not something personal, or something with meaning?
 
2020-06-26 5:02:04 PM  

WithinReason: I would say trump should adopt the V for Vendetta tactic of making all TVs show his speeches so he can brag that the ratings were high, but I think he needs the cheering crowd.


Please, don't give that f*ckwit any more ideas. I'm so very, very tired of the winning.
 
2020-06-26 5:04:24 PM  

snocone: For the good of the many, rallies could die with the removal of the one.


The emotional needs of the one outweigh the needs of the few or the many.
 
2020-06-26 5:10:30 PM  

Sword and Shield: BlackPete: I'd love it if a reporter were to ask Trump, "Where's your bible right now? Why didn't you use it in your photo op?"

/He'd likely lie of course, but it'd be fun to see him stutter over that answer

Same.

Now, there are a bunch of Bibles with Presidential history.

The Washington/St. John's Lodge Bible from his inauguration (and a number of other Presidents). Odds are very good Trump wouldn't be able to get it- St. John's is very particular about that one, they don't let it be used very often. I have seen it (They lent it to the Grand Lodge of Ohio a few years back for a couple days) but I'd wager folding money they wouldn't let him touch it.
The Lincoln Bible, personal use of Lincoln, inaugurations for Obama and 45.
The Jefferson BIble, created by Jefferson to strip out the supernatural.

Why not one of those? Why not something personal, or something with meaning?


At least according to this article, it was none of those.

tl; dr: it was a "Revised Standard Version", copyrighted by the National Council Of Churches (NCC), "the nemesis of Evangelicals".
 
2020-06-26 5:36:35 PM  

OldRod: Trainspotr: Sword and Shield: OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!

The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.

My wife and I are Christians.

She's an Episcopalian- adult baptized. You say "Grab your Bible", she'll go get her copy of the New Revised Standard. No prop Bible, just hers.

I'm a cradle Catholic, adult convert to Episcopalian. You say "Grab your Bible", I'll ask which one. You want my monster presentation King James, my reading New Revised Standard?

Point is, it's ours. It's not A Bible.

I'm going to guess it was Jimmy Carter's. Ivanka carried it to the church in her purse. Do we know who carried it back to the White House, or did they just toss it in the street when they were done with it?

I saw the video of them walking back - looked like one of the aides was carrying it

Yeah that "It's A bible" always struck me as well.  That, more than anything else, shows that it was just a photo op and not something he really believed in


He had an aide carry it, just on the off chance that God might find the smite button.
 
2020-06-26 5:47:26 PM  
So let me get this right:  Biden gets donations from 175,000 people to join a virtual zoom meeting with him, and trump couldn't give away 19,00 tickets to see him in real life?

Explain that, you short-bus elephants.
 
2020-06-26 9:13:20 PM  

Sword and Shield: OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!

The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.


What I found weird was the strange way he was holding it.  I don't mean "upside down," I mean the way he held it out to his side like a 1980s robotic arm holding a tennis ball.  Or a guy holding a cantaloupe in the grocery store  express lane.  Or an auctioneer displaying a tchotchke.  His pose betrayed a complete unfamiliarity with the object.

There was something very oddly foreign about the way he stood adjacent to both the Bible and the church.  He was told to stand there with the Bible and the church, and I guess his staff was expecting something on top of that, but it was just this weird stilted pose with a flat affect, following the photographer's directions in a very strict cybernetic sense.  The message to evangelicals was apparently "I was told to stand between these two things."  It's the sort of ironic photo that would make a nice album cover in the 1990s, but not much else.

I guess the President has had a bad couple of weeks for photo ops, what with this, the weird flop that was West Point, and then the weird flop that was Tulsa.  I wonder what's next.
 
2020-06-27 2:22:23 AM  

Xcott: Sword and Shield: OldRod: We have freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble... unless you are in Lafayatte Park and the president wants to hold a bible-waving photo op.  Then fark you!

The "it's A Bible" part of it strikes me as so weird.

What I found weird was the strange way he was holding it.  I don't mean "upside down," I mean the way he held it out to his side like a 1980s robotic arm holding a tennis ball.  Or a guy holding a cantaloupe in the grocery store  express lane.  Or an auctioneer displaying a tchotchke.  His pose betrayed a complete unfamiliarity with the object.

There was something very oddly foreign about the way he stood adjacent to both the Bible and the church.  He was told to stand there with the Bible and the church, and I guess his staff was expecting something on top of that, but it was just this weird stilted pose with a flat affect, following the photographer's directions in a very strict cybernetic sense.  The message to evangelicals was apparently "I was told to stand between these two things."  It's the sort of ironic photo that would make a nice album cover in the 1990s, but not much else.

I guess the President has had a bad couple of weeks for photo ops, what with this, the weird flop that was West Point, and then the weird flop that was Tulsa.  I wonder what's next.


Hopefully his immediate resignation and subsequent suicide.
 
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