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(The Week)   Please don't deprive us of the Trump-Biden debate spectacle ...we really need the lulz in this 2020 year   (theweek.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 12:36:36 AM  
Debates are pointless. Each side just claims they won no matter what, and no needle moves in any direction. And this incumbent is beneath engaging.
 
2020-08-05 12:44:13 AM  
Trump debates aren't entertaining, subby, they're just stupid beyond belief.  It's just more of his blustering, lying, whack-a-doodle bullshiat spouted in whatever increments the moderator will let him get away with, and rules be damned.  I was so very disappointed in the 2016 debates, how the moderators all let him interrupt, go over, not answer questions and generally treated him as if the rules didn't apply to him at all.

I won't be watching this time if there are debates. I don't watch his other rallies, why would I watch an oddly formatted one just because it's facilitated by a news organization and a university?
 
2020-08-05 12:47:16 AM  
I've been on the graveyard shift a long time, so the only debates I watched really were the Kerry/Bush debates in 2004.  Kerry showed all the competence, and we can see all the good that did him.
 
2020-08-05 12:47:50 AM  
arguing with morons is hilarious
 
2020-08-05 1:04:47 AM  
Matthew Walther,
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2020-08-05 1:56:57 AM  

FarkOf40000Years: Debates are pointless. Each side just claims they won no matter what, and no needle moves in any direction.


um your literaly an idiot if u belief this, dbeate me right now, o wait i have to go to school tomrorrow ill spear u the embarasemtn

gona tell pricipal sayof how badly i owned u lol
 
2020-08-05 4:16:11 AM  
The best part will be when Joe tries to sniff Donnie's hair and the whole thing unravels like a big bowl of spaghetti and goes right up his nose.

/Just kidding - the rabid weasel on Trump's head will rip Biden's throat out if he even tries to get close to it
 
2020-08-05 6:00:27 AM  
A debate should be mandatory and Americans should have to watch it.
They should have to see what American politics really is.,
The two most corrupt sun downing people catering to the same corrupt hateful elderly population because our system lets them choose the representatives.
 
2020-08-05 6:01:30 AM  
 
2020-08-05 6:17:38 AM  

sinner4ever: A debate should be mandatory and Americans should have to watch it.
They should have to see what American politics really is.,
The two most corrupt sun downing people catering to the same corrupt hateful elderly population because our system lets them choose the representatives.


GTFO with that BSAB.
 
2020-08-05 6:24:33 AM  

FarkOf40000Years: Debates are pointless. Each side just claims they won no matter what, and no needle moves in any direction. And this incumbent is beneath engaging.


If there's anybody whose vote changes because they see a live moron next to an actual President, then it's worth it.

It's gonna be like the Axios video, but with actual criticism.
 
2020-08-05 6:24:33 AM  

sinner4ever: A debate should be mandatory and Americans should have to watch it.
They should have to see what American politics really is.,
The two most corrupt sun downing people catering to the same corrupt hateful elderly population because our system lets them choose the representatives.


You woke the rooster this time, ya lemon-squeezin' Chicken Little!

You jackknifed the wrong turnip truck, ya diesel-pumpin' pony-soldier!
 
2020-08-05 6:26:04 AM  

stan unusual: Matthew Walther,
[media1.tenor.com image 244x174]


Biden won't have to go easy on Trump like he did with Palin, with the gloves off it could be glorious.
 
2020-08-05 6:26:30 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: sinner4ever: A debate should be mandatory and Americans should have to watch it.
They should have to see what American politics really is.,
The two most corrupt sun downing people catering to the same corrupt hateful elderly population because our system lets them choose the representatives.

GTFO with that BSAB.


The punchline is that people who whine about BSAB don't realize that the two "sides" they are talking about are on the same face of the coin.
 
2020-08-05 6:27:04 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Trump debates aren't entertaining, subby, they're just stupid beyond belief.  It's just more of his blustering, lying, whack-a-doodle bullshiat spouted in whatever increments the moderator will let him get away with, and rules be damned.  I was so very disappointed in the 2016 debates, how the moderators all let him interrupt, go over, not answer questions and generally treated him as if the rules didn't apply to him at all.

I won't be watching this time if there are debates. I don't watch his other rallies, why would I watch an oddly formatted one just because it's facilitated by a news organization and a university?


This.

How in the f*ck at this late date, with 150,000 Americans dead, with our global reputation in tatters, with 25 million lost jobs, and this submitter thinks the debates will be "lulz".

Another asshole who just cannot take anything that doesn't affect him seriously. "Oh, dead children in cages, welp doesn't affect me."  "Oh, some gays got fired, welp doesn't affect me." "Horse race!"  "LOL, Trump is funny, haha!"

Just. What. Is. Wrong. With. People.
 
2020-08-05 6:27:09 AM  

sinner4ever: A debate should be mandatory and Americans should have to watch it ...


You should have quit while you were ahead
 
2020-08-05 6:27:55 AM  

hodgemann: The punchline is that people who whine about BSAB don't realize that the two "sides" they are talking about are on the same face of the coin.


Don't encourage shiatty behavior.
 
2020-08-05 6:28:14 AM  
I really hope this debate happens it'll be one for the ages. Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes. It would be amazing. Just the brightest thing so far this year.
 
2020-08-05 6:28:54 AM  
Dipshiat Don will find some way to withdraw from the debates. He absolutely cannot handle facing a male opponent who won't hesitate to call out his bullshiat.

It's not gonna happen.
 
2020-08-05 6:28:54 AM  
At the very least, Sarah Palin should support a debate so she'll no longer be the stupidest person Biden has faced in a public forum.
 
2020-08-05 6:31:27 AM  
Pretty sure Donnie will have a stroke on air, and will revert to gibberish including his "Person, Man, Woman, Camera, TV" moment.  Think Daft Punk, but with severe brain damage.  Donnie just better hope there's not a ramp to the stage or he might need his mobility scooter.
 
2020-08-05 6:32:18 AM  
I guess I'm more pessimistic. I think it won't go well for Biden... solely for the reason that half the country eats up Trumps style of senile inane incoherent factless yelling.
 
2020-08-05 6:32:22 AM  

Biohazard Banana Suit: I really hope this debate happens it'll be one for the ages. Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes. It would be amazing. Just the brightest thing so far this year.


Also I hope it happens in person, even without an audience. There would be so much spontaneity lost if it was done via video call.
 
2020-08-05 6:32:58 AM  

Biohazard Banana Suit: I really hope this debate happens it'll be one for the ages. Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes. It would be amazing. Just the brightest thing so far this year.


It's only 5:30am, yet... There it is.
 
2020-08-05 6:35:27 AM  

some_beer_drinker: arguing with morons is hilarious


No it's not!

Ha Ha!  You were right!
 
2020-08-05 6:35:58 AM  
I wish debates were more focused on specific issues. Let's have an hour-long debate about problems with healthcare. Give each candidate their own giant screen and let them display charts or images or whatever, and let them come prepared to show how well they know the issue and what their plans are to address it. Let people with strong knowledge of the issue ask the questions.

Do another one for immigration, and whatever other issues they both decide they want to focus on.

Stop doing that bullsiat thing where they ask one or two questions per topic and move on.
 
2020-08-05 6:36:03 AM  

clkeagle: Biohazard Banana Suit: I really hope this debate happens it'll be one for the ages. Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes. It would be amazing. Just the brightest thing so far this year.

It's only 5:30am, yet... There it is.


Look at this guy, having a great year so far and doesn't need to look forward to geezer thunderdome.
 
2020-08-05 6:37:12 AM  

Snapper Carr: At the very least, Sarah Palin should support a debate so she'll no longer be the stupidest person Biden has faced in a public forum.


Ehhhh... is she really stupider than Paul Ryan?
 
2020-08-05 6:39:21 AM  

Alphax: Snapper Carr: At the very least, Sarah Palin should support a debate so she'll no longer be the stupidest person Biden has faced in a public forum.

Ehhhh... is she really stupider than Paul Ryan?


That's a good point, paul ryan got owned so hard he became biden's campaign slogan.
 
2020-08-05 6:42:23 AM  

Alphax: Snapper Carr: At the very least, Sarah Palin should support a debate so she'll no longer be the stupidest person Biden has faced in a public forum.

Ehhhh... is she really stupider than Paul Ryan?


Ryan never struck me as particularly intelligent, but not as stupid either, and certainly nothing like Palin or Trump.
 
2020-08-05 6:44:38 AM  
My West Wing based political analysis holds that so much of it is an expectations game. If trump shows up with his fly up, shoes tied and correctly uses a two syllable word he comes of as victorious and presidential. Biden on the other hand flubs one country or leaders name and he is a senile loser.
 
2020-08-05 6:45:03 AM  

Alphax: Snapper Carr: At the very least, Sarah Palin should support a debate so she'll no longer be the stupidest person Biden has faced in a public forum.

Ehhhh... is she really stupider than Paul Ryan?


I think Paul Ryan is of average intelligence (which is probably why he had the reputation of being the intellectual heavyweight of the GOP for a minute)
 
2020-08-05 6:46:22 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Benevolent Misanthrope: Trump debates aren't entertaining, subby, they're just stupid beyond belief.  It's just more of his blustering, lying, whack-a-doodle bullshiat spouted in whatever increments the moderator will let him get away with, and rules be damned.  I was so very disappointed in the 2016 debates, how the moderators all let him interrupt, go over, not answer questions and generally treated him as if the rules didn't apply to him at all.

I won't be watching this time if there are debates. I don't watch his other rallies, why would I watch an oddly formatted one just because it's facilitated by a news organization and a university?

This.

How in the f*ck at this late date, with 150,000 Americans dead, with our global reputation in tatters, with 25 million lost jobs, and this submitter thinks the debates will be "lulz".

Another asshole who just cannot take anything that doesn't affect him seriously. "Oh, dead children in cages, welp doesn't affect me."  "Oh, some gays got fired, welp doesn't affect me." "Horse race!"  "LOL, Trump is funny, haha!"

Just. What. Is. Wrong. With. People.


Ok... so I feel what you're saying, and I'd agree, but I don't think subby meant it the way you're taking it.

Many of us here are frustrated that the White House press corp, TV show hosts, and various journalists never call out Trump on his bullschitt.  They use weasel words to describe what he does and says, instead of outright calling him a liar or whatever.  They don't ask him the very obvious questions, the hard-hitting questions, the things that Americans want and need to know.  They're basically useless.

But the debate.... See, Biden isn't afraid to call him out.  Biden pulls no punches, and will absolutely regulate when Trump tries to deflect about Russia, about covid, about all the emoluments stuff and the rest of his shady dealings.  Yanno, the stuff the press should have been hitting him on.

I think THAT'S what subby is talking about.  And oh my god, watching Trump get hammered on this stuff WILL be glorious.  It's about time someone took him to task.  And it shouldn't have been left to Biden to do three years later, but that's where we are.
 
2020-08-05 6:49:57 AM  
It's not entertaining it's stressful and depressing.
 
2020-08-05 6:51:49 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Benevolent Misanthrope: Trump debates aren't entertaining, subby, they're just stupid beyond belief.  It's just more of his blustering, lying, whack-a-doodle bullshiat spouted in whatever increments the moderator will let him get away with, and rules be damned.  I was so very disappointed in the 2016 debates, how the moderators all let him interrupt, go over, not answer questions and generally treated him as if the rules didn't apply to him at all.

I won't be watching this time if there are debates. I don't watch his other rallies, why would I watch an oddly formatted one just because it's facilitated by a news organization and a university?

This.

How in the f*ck at this late date, with 150,000 Americans dead, with our global reputation in tatters, with 25 million lost jobs, and this submitter thinks the debates will be "lulz".

Another asshole who just cannot take anything that doesn't affect him seriously. "Oh, dead children in cages, welp doesn't affect me."  "Oh, some gays got fired, welp doesn't affect me." "Horse race!"  "LOL, Trump is funny, haha!"

Just. What. Is. Wrong. With. People.

Ok... so I feel what you're saying, and I'd agree, but I don't think subby meant it the way you're taking it.

Many of us here are frustrated that the White House press corp, TV show hosts, and various journalists never call out Trump on his bullschitt.  They use weasel words to describe what he does and says, instead of outright calling him a liar or whatever.  They don't ask him the very obvious questions, the hard-hitting questions, the things that Americans want and need to know.  They're basically useless.

But the debate.... See, Biden isn't afraid to call him out.  Biden pulls no punches, and will absolutely regulate when Trump tries to deflect about Russia, about covid, about all the emoluments stuff and the rest of his shady dealings.  Yanno, the stuff the press should have been hitting him on.

I think THAT'S what subby is talking about.  And oh my god, watching Trump get hammered on this stuff WILL be glorious.  It's about time someone took him to task.  And it shouldn't have been left to Biden to do three years later, but that's where we are.


This.

It would be the first time since winning the election that Trump will have been directly challenged about his near-infinite crimes, and that in a public forum in which he can't simply *smokebomb!* his way out.
 
2020-08-05 6:53:07 AM  

Biohazard Banana Suit: Biohazard Banana Suit: I really hope this debate happens it'll be one for the ages. Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes. It would be amazing. Just the brightest thing so far this year.

Also I hope it happens in person, even without an audience. There would be so much spontaneity lost if it was done via video call.


Holy crap, but I would LOVE to see at least one debate be via Zoom. Can you imagine the moderator muting Trump when he tries to interrupt? That fat orange face just jawing away silently, getting more and more angry as his aides tell him nobody can hear him...

"Mr. Trump, you may respond now." *unmute*
"UNFAIR CAN'T MUTE ME CENSORSHIP FAKE NEWS FAKE MODERATOR MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF TH-" *mute*
"Mr. Trump's time is up. Next question."
 
2020-08-05 6:57:12 AM  

Biohazard Banana Suit: Biohazard Banana Suit: I really hope this debate happens it'll be one for the ages. Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes. It would be amazing. Just the brightest thing so far this year.

Also I hope it happens in person, even without an audience. There would be so much spontaneity lost if it was done via video call.


Adding a laugh track would be a nice touch.
 
2020-08-05 6:58:22 AM  

Snapper Carr: Alphax: Snapper Carr: At the very least, Sarah Palin should support a debate so she'll no longer be the stupidest person Biden has faced in a public forum.

Ehhhh... is she really stupider than Paul Ryan?

I think Paul Ryan is of average intelligence (which is probably why he had the reputation of being the intellectual heavyweight of the GOP for a minute)


Seemed to be the media called him a policy wonk only because he told them to call him one.  It doesn't take much intellect to push Objectivism.
 
2020-08-05 6:58:31 AM  

PoweredByIrony: Biohazard Banana Suit: Biohazard Banana Suit: I really hope this debate happens it'll be one for the ages. Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes. It would be amazing. Just the brightest thing so far this year.

Also I hope it happens in person, even without an audience. There would be so much spontaneity lost if it was done via video call.

Holy crap, but I would LOVE to see at least one debate be via Zoom. Can you imagine the moderator muting Trump when he tries to interrupt? That fat orange face just jawing away silently, getting more and more angry as his aides tell him nobody can hear him...

"Mr. Trump, you may respond now." *unmute*
"UNFAIR CAN'T MUTE ME CENSORSHIP FAKE NEWS FAKE MODERATOR MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF TH-" *mute*
"Mr. Trump's time is up. Next question."


They'd probably negotiate away anybody being able to mute anything so it'll be trump talking over everyone or heavy breathing while biden talks
 
2020-08-05 6:58:49 AM  

some_beer_drinker: arguing with morons is hilarious


Barney Frank Confronts Woman At Townhall Comparing Obama To Hitler
Youtube nYlZiWK2Iy8
 
2020-08-05 7:01:22 AM  
The only thing a 'debate' would accomplish is giving Trump more face time on national television.  And that's literally the last thing anyone needs.  I'm fine without them taking place in 2020.
 
2020-08-05 7:02:44 AM  

nativefloridian: some_beer_drinker: arguing with morons is hilarious

[YouTube video: Barney Frank Confronts Woman At Townhall Comparing Obama To Hitler]


This reminds me of an awesome parody account we had here, once. One of his masterpieces was a chart which purported to show the number of "Hitler-like" characteristics of various people, and Obama was listed as possessing more than Hitler himself.
 
2020-08-05 7:03:59 AM  
It will be like two old dudes in a nursing hole arguing over a game of checkers.
 
2020-08-05 7:05:03 AM  

Biohazard Banana Suit: Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes.


Both sides are bad so don't vote!
 
2020-08-05 7:07:03 AM  

sinner4ever: A debate should be mandatory and Americans should have to watch it.
They should have to see what American politics really is.,
The two most corrupt sun downing people catering to the same corrupt hateful elderly population because our system lets them choose the representatives.


If only there were something younger people could do to have a say in choosing representatives . . .
 
2020-08-05 7:07:32 AM  

Drasancas: I guess I'm more pessimistic. I think it won't go well for Biden... solely for the reason that half the country eats up Trumps style of senile inane incoherent factless yelling.


It won't go well for either of them, and nobody cares.
A debate will not change a single mind or vote.
 
2020-08-05 7:09:18 AM  

TonySoprano: It will be like two old dudes in a nursing hole arguing over a game of checkers.


whoops! Nursing Hole lol.
 
2020-08-05 7:09:29 AM  
hodgemann:
The punchline is that people who whine about BSAB don't realize that the two "sides" they are talking about are on the same face of the coin.


Yes, there is virtually no difference between the syphilitic toddler and Joe Biden.

U R VRY SMRT
 
2020-08-05 7:10:55 AM  

TonySoprano: TonySoprano: It will be like two old dudes in a nursing hole arguing over a game of checkers.

whoops! Nursing Hole lol.


Fark is not your personal erotica site?
 
2020-08-05 7:13:17 AM  

FlashHarry: Biohazard Banana Suit: Just a couple of dementia-addled geezers yelling at each other for 90 minutes.

Both sides are bad so don't vote!


Fun is NOT allowed.
 
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