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2020-08-07 10:50:55 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2020-08-07 10:56:47 PM  

innocuous77: And nothing of value was lost.


A lot of sex workers lost a lot of income.  Not as much as at the GOP convention, of course.
 
2020-08-07 11:11:46 PM  

Aquapope: innocuous77: And nothing of value was lost.

A lot of sex workers lost a lot of income.  Not as much as at the GOP convention, of course.


At least they were of age...
 
2020-08-07 11:11:56 PM  
If Democrats can manage their convention online this year, I don't see a reason why they shouldn't at least consider it as a permanent thing.  If the amount of money wasted by Republicans in Charlotte (around $35 million) is any indicator, these conventions cost a shiat load of money.  That is a lot of House races or other Democrats who aren't big fund raisers, that could be fully funded with that kind of money.
 
2020-08-07 11:12:27 PM  
The Politico article hints that conventions used to be places where new young politicians earned their stripes. Bill Clinton has been at every convention since 1984?

Now, we're getting Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Republican John Kasich. Maybe they'll let Bernie try to rally his troops.

Where's the next generation? Are we stuck with Mayo Pete and Beto as the new vanguards? Maybe Kamala?

Where's AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley? Where's Talib or Jayapal? Why will be getting John Kasich and not the new progressive vanguards?

Who the final lineup is will speak volumes to where the party actually is politically. And, progressives, you should be listening for what you won't be hearing.
 
2020-08-07 11:16:26 PM  

aleister_greynight: If Democrats can manage their convention online this year, I don't see a reason why they shouldn't at least consider it as a permanent thing.  If the amount of money wasted by Republicans in Charlotte (around $35 million) is any indicator, these conventions cost a shiat load of money.  That is a lot of House races or other Democrats who aren't big fund raisers, that could be fully funded with that kind of money.


There are advantages, but not now.

Conventions are great for politics for the same way they're great for science or tech or HR or whatever. A chance to exchange ideas, show data and whatnot.

But at the beginning  (and I chose that word wisely) of this pandemic? Hell nope.
 
2020-08-07 11:20:25 PM  
I got video of the minutes
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2020-08-07 11:21:53 PM  

Aquapope: innocuous77: And nothing of value was lost.

A lot of sex workers lost a lot of income.  Not as much as at the GOP convention, of course.


Have you seen Milwaukee prostitutes? Even for the year and a half I lived on the edge of the ghetto is was a rough bunch.
 
2020-08-07 11:29:32 PM  

innocuous77: aleister_greynight: If Democrats can manage their convention online this year, I don't see a reason why they shouldn't at least consider it as a permanent thing.  If the amount of money wasted by Republicans in Charlotte (around $35 million) is any indicator, these conventions cost a shiat load of money.  That is a lot of House races or other Democrats who aren't big fund raisers, that could be fully funded with that kind of money.

There are advantages, but not now.

Conventions are great for politics for the same way they're great for science or tech or HR or whatever. A chance to exchange ideas, show data and whatnot.

But at the beginning  (and I chose that word wisely) of this pandemic? Hell nope.


I was more thinking along the lines of innovation often resulting from need.  If Democrats can get most of the benefits of a costly convention, cheaply online they could better spend the money elsewhere.  The article said the prime time speeches were the most important aspect, and they are accomplished with ease remotely.  Fund raising was also mentioned, which Democrats have done a solid job of doing remotely so far.  Show casing young new talent, they're the ones who know how all this stuff works.  They grew up with it.  I think they will manage.
 
2020-08-07 11:43:27 PM  
Well, this will hurt Jill Stein's 2020 chances to win.
 
2020-08-07 11:50:02 PM  
Today I was reminded "This year, Republicans simply adopted the entire 2016 platform verbatim."
 
2020-08-08 12:00:31 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: innocuous77


Ken VeryBigLiar: Aquapope: innocuous77: And nothing of value was lost.

A lot of sex workers lost a lot of income.  Not as much as at the GOP convention, of course.

Have you seen Milwaukee prostitutes? Even for the year and a half I lived on the edge of the ghetto is was a rough bunch.


I don't know.  One would assume that they can clean their, eh ems, in things to the absolute of Republican standards
 
2020-08-08 12:28:49 AM  

aleister_greynight: If Democrats can manage their convention online this year, I don't see a reason why they shouldn't at least consider it as a permanent thing.  If the amount of money wasted by Republicans in Charlotte (around $35 million) is any indicator, these conventions cost a shiat load of money.  That is a lot of House races or other Democrats who aren't big fund raisers, that could be fully funded with that kind of money.


There was something to be said for watching Obama - and Bill Clinton, yes I said that - give party unity speeches before large groups of voters.
 
2020-08-08 12:29:15 AM  
you know it would have been pretty obvious to use "unconventional" instead, subs.

/or even un-conventional
//uncovidential?
 
2020-08-08 12:38:11 AM  
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2020-08-08 1:37:03 AM  

aleister_greynight: innocuous77: aleister_greynight: If Democrats can manage their convention online this year, I don't see a reason why they shouldn't at least consider it as a permanent thing.  If the amount of money wasted by Republicans in Charlotte (around $35 million) is any indicator, these conventions cost a shiat load of money.  That is a lot of House races or other Democrats who aren't big fund raisers, that could be fully funded with that kind of money.

There are advantages, but not now.

Conventions are great for politics for the same way they're great for science or tech or HR or whatever. A chance to exchange ideas, show data and whatnot.

But at the beginning  (and I chose that word wisely) of this pandemic? Hell nope.

I was more thinking along the lines of innovation often resulting from need.  If Democrats can get most of the benefits of a costly convention, cheaply online they could better spend the money elsewhere.  The article said the prime time speeches were the most important aspect, and they are accomplished with ease remotely.  Fund raising was also mentioned, which Democrats have done a solid job of doing remotely so far.  Show casing young new talent, they're the ones who know how all this stuff works.  They grew up with it.  I think they will manage.


14 mil of us say shut the fark up.
 
2020-08-08 2:28:25 AM  
they could sell tickets allowing people to rent telepresence robots. wow, what a weird sight that would be at, say, a sportsball game!

of course, the robots do always turn evil. hmm.


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/mar-a-lago delenda est.
//tryin'!
 
2020-08-08 4:46:48 AM  

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Helpful picture of what unconventional conventionalists may look like.


Eh Em... Those are my sisters
 
2020-08-08 7:45:58 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Aquapope: innocuous77: And nothing of value was lost.

A lot of sex workers lost a lot of income.  Not as much as at the GOP convention, of course.

Have you seen Milwaukee prostitutes? Even for the year and a half I lived on the edge of the ghetto is was a rough bunch.


Bruh I go to conventions in Milwaukee all the time and it seems pretty sketchy even in the nice areas.
 
2020-08-08 7:49:15 AM  
If Trump was as media savvy as he thinks he is, he would have been on AF One to the biggest rally of 2020. Sturgis.
That would have been the best opportunity to accept the nomination in front of a favorable crowd.
 
2020-08-08 7:55:51 AM  

aleister_greynight: innocuous77: aleister_greynight: If Democrats can manage their convention online this year, I don't see a reason why they shouldn't at least consider it as a permanent thing.  If the amount of money wasted by Republicans in Charlotte (around $35 million) is any indicator, these conventions cost a shiat load of money.  That is a lot of House races or other Democrats who aren't big fund raisers, that could be fully funded with that kind of money.

There are advantages, but not now.

Conventions are great for politics for the same way they're great for science or tech or HR or whatever. A chance to exchange ideas, show data and whatnot.

But at the beginning  (and I chose that word wisely) of this pandemic? Hell nope.

I was more thinking along the lines of innovation often resulting from need.  If Democrats can get most of the benefits of a costly convention, cheaply online they could better spend the money elsewhere.  The article said the prime time speeches were the most important aspect, and they are accomplished with ease remotely.  Fund raising was also mentioned, which Democrats have done a solid job of doing remotely so far.  Show casing young new talent, they're the ones who know how all this stuff works.  They grew up with it.  I think they will manage.


You're not wrong. Remember a speech that led to a Presidency? But, given our current timeline, I'll just do that. Whatever that is.
 
2020-08-08 8:35:06 AM  

Catlenfell: If Trump was as media savvy as he thinks he is, he would have been on AF One to the biggest rally of 2020. Sturgis.
That would have been the best opportunity to accept the nomination in front of a favorable crowd.


Been there, done that. They don't vote.
 
2020-08-08 9:27:19 AM  

baronbloodbath: Ken VeryBigLiar: Aquapope: innocuous77: And nothing of value was lost.

A lot of sex workers lost a lot of income.  Not as much as at the GOP convention, of course.

Have you seen Milwaukee prostitutes? Even for the year and a half I lived on the edge of the ghetto is was a rough bunch.

Bruh I go to conventions in Milwaukee all the time and it seems pretty sketchy even in the nice areas.


Not saying you're wrong at all, even some of the nice stuff on the lakefront is just nice for Milwaukee.
 
2020-08-08 10:08:09 AM  
Hee...I'm just gonna farking kill myself. No worries, no matter.

I have spent the last 4 hours contact tracing... Most told me to fark off. Fine.

I;m smarter than your average bear... I know things. have stuffy bears:)

Tell peeps this is fine?
 
2020-08-08 11:05:11 AM  

innocuous77: Catlenfell: If Trump was as media savvy as he thinks he is, he would have been on AF One to the biggest rally of 2020. Sturgis.
That would have been the best opportunity to accept the nomination in front of a favorable crowd.

Been there, done that. They don't vote.


It's not about them voting.  It's about them cheering when he says nonsensical things like "Motorcycles are too expensive. I'll sign an executive order that makes them cheaper. " or "Make America Great Again."
 
2020-08-08 12:18:23 PM  

Catlenfell: innocuous77: Catlenfell: If Trump was as media savvy as he thinks he is, he would have been on AF One to the biggest rally of 2020. Sturgis.
That would have been the best opportunity to accept the nomination in front of a favorable crowd.

Been there, done that. They don't vote.

It's not about them voting.  It's about them cheering when he says nonsensical things like "Motorcycles are too expensive. I'll sign an executive order that makes them cheaper. " or "Make America Great Again."


plus that thing last year where #dumbdumb* whined that bikers, construction workers, military, and various other tough guys were just itching to crawl out of the woodwork and things would get "very bad, very bad."

which, I'd welcome the YMCA version! or even better yet, the OSI version -

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/mar-a-lago delenda est.
 
2020-08-08 1:14:12 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Aquapope: innocuous77: And nothing of value was lost.

A lot of sex workers lost a lot of income.  Not as much as at the GOP convention, of course.

Have you seen Milwaukee prostitutes? Even for the year and a half I lived on the edge of the ghetto is was a rough bunch.


You should be looking at the young nordic teen boys with thin pale skin and pretty lips.
 
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