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2020-08-05 12:13:39 PM  
Hopefully they will choose someone progressive.
 
2020-08-05 12:13:44 PM  
Trump just had his third stroke.  And he has a par four life.
 
2020-08-05 12:13:53 PM  
Not a chance, subby. I'm onto you.
 
2020-08-05 12:14:03 PM  
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2020-08-05 12:14:31 PM  
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4 more years
 
2020-08-05 12:14:34 PM  
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2020-08-05 12:14:41 PM  
Just another item for the "Biden is unwell" conspiracy theorists to cite as "proof".
 
2020-08-05 12:14:56 PM  
You're technically correct, the most trolltastic correct.
 
2020-08-05 12:15:44 PM  
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2020-08-05 12:15:52 PM  
I immediately understood the actual meaning of the headline upon reading it. I did not even consider that it might have been some kind of attempt to mislead until I read the reactions of other Farkers.

Does that say something about me or about submitter's attempt?
 
2020-08-05 12:16:31 PM  
Biden seems to have ghosted the whole campaign, and is still pulling further ahead of Trump by the day.
 
2020-08-05 12:16:52 PM  
I like the cut of your jib.
 
2020-08-05 12:16:53 PM  
If there was no pandemic, Milwaukee would have been packed. shiat would have been a mess in the downtown area for days. On one hand, I'm glad that didn't come to pass. On the other hand, fark this pandemic.
 
2020-08-05 12:17:29 PM  
One guy doesn't want to encourage gathering in a time of pandemic.

The other is holding farking rallies.
 
2020-08-05 12:17:57 PM  

Dimensio: I immediately understood the actual meaning of the headline upon reading it. I did not even consider that it might have been some kind of attempt to mislead until I read the reactions of other Farkers.

Does that say something about me or about submitter's attempt?


Yes
 
2020-08-05 12:18:27 PM  
Biden's stepping down to make way for TULSI GABBARD.
 
2020-08-05 12:19:02 PM  

Oysterman: Biden seems to have ghosted the whole campaign


Um, no.  By your profile, you are from Missouri.  I am in Pennsylvania and he is full force here...and that is where he should be....here, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan....

Oh, and take Georgia and Texas from Trump just for the lolz.
 
2020-08-05 12:20:18 PM  
"The president himself isn't going to Charlotte.  He's not going to Jacksonville. Now the Democratic nominee is not coming" to Wisconsin, said Shafer. "If you were an audience member with a mild interest in politics, that might signal to you this isn't worth it all, (that) you're not going to spend 5 hours the week of the convention watching the (video) feed."

Weird that it wouldn't signal that the candidates and speakers aren't willing to risk their farking health so maybe you too should also stay the fark home
 
2020-08-05 12:21:15 PM  
Don't feel bad for Milwaukee. They have had their fair share of visitors.
 
2020-08-05 12:21:36 PM  

Dimensio: I immediately understood the actual meaning of the headline upon reading it. I did not even consider that it might have been some kind of attempt to mislead until I read the reactions of other Farkers.

Does that say something about me or about submitter's attempt?



"There's a message through the grapevine, Johnny."
"Yeah? What is it?"
"Johnny and the Mothers are playing "Stompin' at the Savoy" in Vermont tonight."
"Vermin's going to kill my brother at the Savoy theater tonight."
"I didn't say that."
"No, but I know this grapevine."
 
2020-08-05 12:21:40 PM  
The political question now looming for both parties is whether they can command anything approximating a normal audience as they remotely nominate their presidential candidates amid the pandemic this month.

No, and don't try to pretend it can be normal.

fiddlehead: Biden's stepping down to make way for TULSI GABBARD.


She'd be a lot easier on the eyes. And Hawaii has a pretty good track record in turning out US Presidents.

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2020-08-05 12:24:28 PM  

JerseyTim: Don't feel bad for Milwaukee. They have had their fair share of visitors.


Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
 
2020-08-05 12:24:33 PM  

litheandnubile: [Fark user image image 633x746]

4 more years


You're bad at this trolling thing
 
2020-08-05 12:25:37 PM  
Trans Am must be in the shop.
 
2020-08-05 12:25:39 PM  

fiddlehead: Biden's stepping down to make way for TULSI GABBARD.


She's a veteran, you know?

I wonder if she'll mention that in campaign stops
 
2020-08-05 12:25:42 PM  

rustypouch: Hopefully they will choose someone progressive.


Yeah, Biden needs to pick someone who wants everyone to have healthcare, raise the minimum wage, make homes more affordable, make college debt-free, reduce inequality, dismantle systemic racism, etc... Because that's literally his platform already.
 
2020-08-05 12:26:27 PM  
I think this is an excellent opportunity to design & implement a modern 21st-Century online event. I'm hoping that the Dems, having planned to go this way since March, have done a good job building one. They could pull off a real coup of party involvement & motivation compared to the ongoing GOP shiatshow.
 
2020-08-05 12:26:32 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The political question now looming for both parties is whether they can command anything approximating a normal audience as they remotely nominate their presidential candidates amid the pandemic this month.

No, and don't try to pretend it can be normal.

fiddlehead: Biden's stepping down to make way for TULSI GABBARD.

She'd be a lot easier on the eyes. And Hawaii has a pretty good track record in turning out US Presidents.

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Sorry, Tulsi is no Obama.   Tulsi out front of Trump Tower shoulda told you.
 
2020-08-05 12:28:20 PM  
Maybe he can ask Trump if he can also illegally use the White House for campaign business, like Trump is planning to do when he accepts his nomination.
 
2020-08-05 12:28:21 PM  

GregInIndy: I think this is an excellent opportunity to design & implement a modern 21st-Century online event. I'm hoping that the Dems, having planned to go this way since March, have done a good job building one. They could pull off a real coup of party involvement & motivation compared to the ongoing GOP shiatshow.


In Super Bowl half-time terms, I just hope it's more Prince than Up with People
 
2020-08-05 12:31:08 PM  

litheandnubile: [Fark user image 633x746]

4 more years


There are a lot of variables to consider before making that comparison.  I can list a couple off the top of my head...

- Biden is not Hillary.  There is no one on the fence where he is concerned.  There is no checkered past, no matter how hard Trump tries to make one.
- Biden is well liked, and so is Obama.
- Trump ran on a platform of nationalism and xenophobia last time.  None of that is as important as before.  Especially since...
- He didn't fulfill a single campaign promise.
- Trump barely won last time.  He has only LOST supporters.  He has gained none.
- The economy has gone to shiat under Trump's leadership, even before the pandemic.
- There is a pandemic killing a few 1000 people a week, and Trump is downplaying it and ignoring it.  People are FURIOUS about that.
- Small businesses, the ones that voted for Trump before, are the ones hurting the most.

In short this playing field looks nothing like it did in 2016.  I'm not going to say that we can't have a repeat with 100% certainty.  But short of some massive cheating, that they actually get away with, Trump doesn't stand a chance.
 
2020-08-05 12:32:51 PM  
Everyone on earth has concerns about Corona vs Milwaukee




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2020-08-05 12:32:59 PM  

GardenWeasel: GregInIndy: I think this is an excellent opportunity to design & implement a modern 21st-Century online event. I'm hoping that the Dems, having planned to go this way since March, have done a good job building one. They could pull off a real coup of party involvement & motivation compared to the ongoing GOP shiatshow.

In Super Bowl half-time terms, I just hope it's more Prince than Up with People


They've had the time to do a good job. Unlike normal, pulling off a great online convention & kickoff can actually affect the trajectory of the race.

If the Dems show well while the GOP's right after is a slapdash or clearly unsafe/dangerous mess, it'll make a real impact.
 
2020-08-05 12:34:35 PM  

Oysterman: Biden seems to have ghosted the whole campaign, and is still pulling further ahead of Trump by the day.


If you can't see something for yourself, your imagination fills in the gaps for you. This is why the original Alien was such a masterpiece.

In this case, it is actually the best scenario to keep Trump in front of the cameras and Biden in the background.

Let people keep seeing how much of a moron Trump is, so there is no chance people start thinking he has suddenly become presidential.
 
2020-08-05 12:36:33 PM  
HELL YEAH!!!
 
2020-08-05 12:38:44 PM  

Oysterman: Biden seems to have ghosted the whole campaign obeyed the Delaware lock down rules like a sensible septuagenarian adult, and is still pulling further ahead of Trump by the day.


FTFY
 
2020-08-05 12:39:24 PM  

durbnpoisn: litheandnubile: [Fark user image 633x746]

4 more years

There are a lot of variables to consider before making that comparison.  I can list a couple off the top of my head...

- Biden is not Hillary.  There is no one on the fence where he is concerned.  There is no checkered past, no matter how hard Trump tries to make one.
- Biden is well liked, and so is Obama.
- Trump ran on a platform of nationalism and xenophobia last time.  None of that is as important as before.  Especially since...
- He didn't fulfill a single campaign promise.
- Trump barely won last time.  He has only LOST supporters.  He has gained none.
- The economy has gone to shiat under Trump's leadership, even before the pandemic.
- There is a pandemic killing a few 1000 people a week, and Trump is downplaying it and ignoring it.  People are FURIOUS about that.
- Small businesses, the ones that voted for Trump before, are the ones hurting the most.

In short this playing field looks nothing like it did in 2016.  I'm not going to say that we can't have a repeat with 100% certainty.  But short of some massive cheating, that they actually get away with, Trump doesn't stand a chance.



Dewey Fidalgo: Nadie_AZ: The political question now looming for both parties is whether they can command anything approximating a normal audience as they remotely nominate their presidential candidates amid the pandemic this month.

No, and don't try to pretend it can be normal.

fiddlehead: Biden's stepping down to make way for TULSI GABBARD.

She'd be a lot easier on the eyes. And Hawaii has a pretty good track record in turning out US Presidents.

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Sorry, Tulsi is no Obama.   Tulsi out front of Trump Tower shoulda told you.



Yet we must still pretend that Trump has a good chance of winning and get out and vote. Mentioning that, I'd still crawl over broken glass to vote for Tulsi over Trump or Pence.
 
2020-08-05 12:40:48 PM  
It's  almost as if 2 rich white guys  betting they can get the worst person elected as president.  2nd guy: Hold my beer.
 
2020-08-05 12:43:40 PM  
Yeah ok.
 
2020-08-05 12:45:59 PM  
He should accept it at the White House.
 
2020-08-05 12:46:38 PM  
LBJ sees what you did there
 
2020-08-05 12:46:43 PM  
The big convention's day is in the past. When was the last one when it wasn't a done deal for the nominee by the convention? Democrat's in 1972? Even Ford had put down Reagan's challenge by the time of the GOP convention in 1976. Now it's just prime time speeches. Aside from less energy for the viewers watching at home, meh.

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2020-08-05 12:50:00 PM  

litheandnubile: [Fark user image 633x746]

4 more years


I consider myself well versed in Fark right-wing trolls but I don't recall seeing you in the past, now seemingly on a timer you pop up in the afternoon threads.

Interdasting

/not really
 
2020-08-05 12:51:15 PM  
What a weird world, were taking a virus that has already killed 160,759 Americans seriously is seen as revolutionary or somehow worthy of notice.

In other words, you're supposed to be doing what Biden is doing, you dolts.
 
2020-08-05 12:52:28 PM  

MindStalker: Yet we must still pretend that Trump has a good chance of winning and get out and vote. Mentioning that, I'd still crawl over broken glass to vote for Tulsi over Trump or Pence.


I would like to point out that my post, in no way, condones any manner of complacency.  The threat of the GOP cheating is VERY real.  Such to a point that we must come out in massive numbers to completely counter their farkery.

Get out and vote, people.  There is no excuse this time.
 
2020-08-05 12:57:51 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The political question now looming for both parties is whether they can command anything approximating a normal audience as they remotely nominate their presidential candidates amid the pandemic this month.

No, and don't try to pretend it can be normal.

fiddlehead: Biden's stepping down to make way for TULSI GABBARD.

She'd be a lot easier on the eyes. And Hawaii has a pretty good track record in turning out US Presidents.

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Well maybe, but those Belgians are just so damned EVIL.
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2020-08-05 1:02:05 PM  
He also announced he's not going to tear down Trump's wall or stop his trade war with China.
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/05/899266​0​45/biden-would-end-border-wall-constru​ction-but-wont-tear-down-trump-s-addit​ions
 
2020-08-05 1:04:09 PM  

Dimensio: I immediately understood the actual meaning of the headline upon reading it. I did not even consider that it might have been some kind of attempt to mislead until I read the reactions of other Farkers.

Does that say something about me or about submitter's attempt?


It says something about the minds of other Farkers.
 
2020-08-05 1:06:33 PM  

MindStalker: durbnpoisn: litheandnubile: [Fark user image 633x746]

4 more years

There are a lot of variables to consider before making that comparison.  I can list a couple off the top of my head...

- Biden is not Hillary.  There is no one on the fence where he is concerned.  There is no checkered past, no matter how hard Trump tries to make one.
- Biden is well liked, and so is Obama.
- Trump ran on a platform of nationalism and xenophobia last time.  None of that is as important as before.  Especially since...
- He didn't fulfill a single campaign promise.
- Trump barely won last time.  He has only LOST supporters.  He has gained none.
- The economy has gone to shiat under Trump's leadership, even before the pandemic.
- There is a pandemic killing a few 1000 people a week, and Trump is downplaying it and ignoring it.  People are FURIOUS about that.
- Small businesses, the ones that voted for Trump before, are the ones hurting the most.

In short this playing field looks nothing like it did in 2016.  I'm not going to say that we can't have a repeat with 100% certainty.  But short of some massive cheating, that they actually get away with, Trump doesn't stand a chance.


Dewey Fidalgo: Nadie_AZ: The political question now looming for both parties is whether they can command anything approximating a normal audience as they remotely nominate their presidential candidates amid the pandemic this month.

No, and don't try to pretend it can be normal.

fiddlehead: Biden's stepping down to make way for TULSI GABBARD.

She'd be a lot easier on the eyes. And Hawaii has a pretty good track record in turning out US Presidents.

[Fark user image 850x478]

Sorry, Tulsi is no Obama.   Tulsi out front of Trump Tower shoulda told you.


Yet we must still pretend that Trump has a good chance of winning and get out and vote. Mentioning that, I'd still crawl over broken glass to vote for Tulsi over Trump or Pence.


This is an odd, to me, response.   Tulsi is not going to be the nominee.   She was never going to be the nominee.   Bringing her up, like "if only we had chose Tulsi" is just moronic.   Unless trolling, I guess.   She marched straight to Trump Tower after the election.  That any "progressive" ever thought that that person was a good idea just blows my mind.
 
2020-08-05 1:15:45 PM  

GardenWeasel: JerseyTim: Don't feel bad for Milwaukee. They have had their fair share of visitors.

Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."


They haven't been by lately.
 
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