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2020-09-25 1:44:24 AM  
"Bob" bless Beau.
 
2020-09-25 2:46:46 AM  
If you're not mad, you're not paying attention.
 
2020-09-25 3:09:24 AM  
Transcribing the whole thing, though it's better to hear it from him

"So today we're going to talk about the President's comments again and the Republican response to them, and by 'response' I mean 'complete lack of a response.'  Republicans normally do not comment on the President's statements because they're worried he'll make fun of them on Twitter, but they commented on this, because they understand the severity of what he said.

"If you do not know, the President of the United of States was asked very directly if he would commit to a peaceful transferal of power, and he wouldn't.  The President would not commit to a peaceful transferal of power, and Republican response has been...  GOP leader in the House, McCarthy saying, 'Let me clear, it'll be peaceful.'  And McConnell saying, 'Don't worry, whoever wins the election, they'll be inaugurated.'  That's cool, fantastic, except that you guys don't get to decide that.  He does.  Your man has to be held accountable for his words.  And you're not doing that.  Right now, you're not doing that.  You're not pushing him to make this commitment.  You're defending him.  You're downplaying it.

"You will forgive me if I do not believe you will act when the time comes, if the time comes, because right now you're refusing to act and your biggest worry is an angry Tweet.  You're telling me that you're going to act when he hasn't taken violence off the table?  Yeah, I don't believe that.  Not at all.

"And I get it, you guys don't believe it.  That's fine, that's fine.  It's not like you guys have a really long history of underestimating this man.  That's how he wound up in the Oval Office, because you didn't take him seriously in the primaries.  That's how he would up there.  And now you're all held captive by his Twitter account.

"The President needs to commit to this and you need to make him.  That's your job.  Your job in the Legislative branch is to act as a hedge against Executive tyranny.  That's why you exist.  And you are failing in that obligation.

"The most interesting defense came from the Senator from Nebraska, who just said, 'Well, the President says crazy stuff.'  I'm gonna suggest that's a reason he shouldn't be President.  A man whose words can start a war.  A man whose words can tank the economy.  A man whose lack of words can take out 200,000 Americans.  You guys had four years.  You've never held him accountable for anything.  Why would you expect the American people to believe you would do it when the chips are down?  You won't.  You're proving it now.

"The Republican party has a moral obligation, a legal obligation, and an ethical obligation to put pressure on the President to make him commit to this.  The names McCarthy and McConnell may go down in history, not in a favorable light, but as the people who enabled the run-up.  You need to stop underestimating this man, because just as he has held you captive, he can do it to the country.  It is your obligation, your duty to stop it."
 
2020-09-25 3:17:25 AM  
And this guy is going to make Americans wake up?
It's just another video, not a fish slap across the face.

/And a fish slap wont wake up 90% of the Republicans anyways.
 
2020-09-25 3:19:15 AM  

Stoker: And this guy is going to make Americans wake up?
It's just another video, not a fish slap across the face.

/And a fish slap wont wake up 90% of the Republicans anyways.


You're right. Better that everyone just shuts up.
 
2020-09-25 3:24:52 AM  
tRump and the GOP have to be dealt with, they need to face charges and spend a lot of time in prison.
 
2020-09-25 3:35:06 AM  
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2020-09-25 3:38:04 AM  

bloobeary: If you're not mad, you're not paying attention.


I'm also paying attention. I'm mad. And I'm scared shiatless.

I hope like hell Biden wins, and we can get Cheeto Moussolini out of office peacefully, but that hope is fading every day.
 
2020-09-25 3:39:16 AM  

Stoker: And this guy is going to make Americans wake up?
It's just another video, not a fish slap across the face.

/And a fish slap wont wake up 90% of the Republicans anyways.


Nothing is going to wake up the Republicans at this point. Those who woke up aren't Republicans anymore. Those who still are Republicans are enabling and supporting this.
 
2020-09-25 3:50:00 AM  
I will disagree with one point. They are not afraid of a tweet. They are afraid of bunkie turning his base against them and destroying them. There is a long line of RINO corpses on the horizon.

But the more important part it they are all partners in this. This is their chance to take over virtually forever with the SCOTUS appointment and the turtle judges. If they go RINO they lose the spoils of war they have fought for.
 
2020-09-25 3:53:25 AM  
I find it offensive that Trump is the leader the Republicans chose for this white nationalist authoritarian movement.

Like Hitler was an asshat of monumental proportions. But he also grew up in a poor family, served his country as a soldier in an awful war, was charismatic and his force of vision (awful though it was) whipped Germany into a monstrous behemoth from a tattered post war state.

While the Republicans give us farking Lord Dampnut. A wreck of a human being who speaks like 4th grader and takes a booming economy and crashes it into the farking ground with his expertise honed from squandering his father's obscene riches through six farking failed business bankruptcies.

Like jesus christ. Couldn't you dipshiats pick a dictator I could at least squint at from the corner of my eye to see something his base might find compelling? At least give me an icon to which I can reluctantly admit offers something while I sink into existential depression about the state of western democracy.

But Donald farking Trump? Lmao. I'm not going to roll over for a farking cartoon villain. I'll die before I let Donald trump break me. All you've done is guarantee a fight.
 
2020-09-25 3:57:18 AM  

Chariset: "The President needs to commit to this and you need to make him. That's your job. Your job in the Legislative branch is to act as a hedge against Executive tyranny. That's why you exist. And you are failing in that obligation.


They have been failing in that regard since Day 1 of this (mal)administration.
 
2020-09-25 4:01:56 AM  
Ma, Beau's yelling at the TV again!!


Even if Trump did "commit" to it, it'd just be another one of his lies. The words would be empty.
 
2020-09-25 4:02:02 AM  
Was that a sternly worded YouTube post?

/I believe it was
//would click again
 
2020-09-25 4:03:36 AM  
The personal, as everyone's so f*cking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here - it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous, marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes - between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people, they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life, and that it's nothing personal. Well, f*ck them. Make it personal.

Might as well toss a little Quellism in the mix
 
2020-09-25 4:09:47 AM  

Stoker: And this guy is going to make Americans wake up?
It's just another video, not a fish slap across the face.

/And a fish slap wont wake up 90% of the Republicans anyways.


Most of the Republicans I've seen on social media are pretty much all-in anyway. They think the idea of overthrowing a legitimate election to seize another term is just ducky.

Why would they feel otherwise? Not like they've cleaved to any other principles.
 
2020-09-25 4:10:20 AM  

accountblocked: I find it offensive that Trump is the leader the Republicans chose for this white nationalist authoritarian movement.

Like Hitler was an asshat of monumental proportions. But he also grew up in a poor family, served his country as a soldier in an awful war, was charismatic and his force of vision (awful though it was) whipped Germany into a monstrous behemoth from a tattered post war state.

While the Republicans give us farking Lord Dampnut. A wreck of a human being who speaks like 4th grader and takes a booming economy and crashes it into the farking ground with his expertise honed from squandering his father's obscene riches through six farking failed business bankruptcies.

Like jesus christ. Couldn't you dipshiats pick a dictator I could at least squint at from the corner of my eye to see something his base might find compelling? At least give me an icon to which I can reluctantly admit offers something while I sink into existential depression about the state of western democracy.

But Donald farking Trump? Lmao. I'm not going to roll over for a farking cartoon villain. I'll die before I let Donald trump break me. All you've done is guarantee a fight.


He horrifies progressives and terrifies non-whites.  That's it.  That's what they love about him.  His actual accomplishments are irrelevant. He's basically a burning cross in the Oval Office and a message from about 35-40% of active voters to everyone they fear and hate.
 
2020-09-25 4:11:52 AM  

StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: Stoker: And this guy is going to make Americans wake up?
It's just another video, not a fish slap across the face.

/And a fish slap wont wake up 90% of the Republicans anyways.

Nothing is going to wake up the Republicans at this point. Those who woke up aren't Republicans anymore. Those who still are Republicans are enabling and supporting this.


There is no Republican party any more. it is now the personal property of Donald Trump.
 
2020-09-25 4:18:13 AM  

saturn badger: I will disagree with one point. They are not afraid of a tweet. They are afraid of bunkie turning his base against them and destroying them. There is a long line of RINO corpses on the horizon.


All it takes is a tweet to do that though.
 
2020-09-25 4:18:54 AM  

Chariset: Transcribing the whole thing, though it's better to hear it from him

"So today we're going to talk about the President's comments again and the Republican response to them, and by 'response' I mean 'complete lack of a response.'  Republicans normally do not comment on the President's statements because they're worried he'll make fun of them on Twitter, but they commented on this, because they understand the severity of what he said.

"If you do not know, the President of the United of States was asked very directly if he would commit to a peaceful transferal of power, and he wouldn't.  The President would not commit to a peaceful transferal of power, and Republican response has been...  GOP leader in the House, McCarthy saying, 'Let me clear, it'll be peaceful.'  And McConnell saying, 'Don't worry, whoever wins the election, they'll be inaugurated.'  That's cool, fantastic, except that you guys don't get to decide that.  He does.  Your man has to be held accountable for his words.  And you're not doing that.  Right now, you're not doing that.  You're not pushing him to make this commitment.  You're defending him.  You're downplaying it.

"You will forgive me if I do not believe you will act when the time comes, if the time comes, because right now you're refusing to act and your biggest worry is an angry Tweet.  You're telling me that you're going to act when he hasn't taken violence off the table?  Yeah, I don't believe that.  Not at all.

"And I get it, you guys don't believe it.  That's fine, that's fine.  It's not like you guys have a really long history of underestimating this man.  That's how he wound up in the Oval Office, because you didn't take him seriously in the primaries.  That's how he would up there.  And now you're all held captive by his Twitter account.

"The President needs to commit to this and you need to make him.  That's your job.  Your job in the Legislative branch is to act as a hedge against Executive tyranny.  That's why you exist.  And you are failing in that obligation.

"The most interesting defense came from the Senator from Nebraska, who just said, 'Well, the President says crazy stuff.'  I'm gonna suggest that's a reason he shouldn't be President.  A man whose words can start a war.  A man whose words can tank the economy.  A man whose lack of words can take out 200,000 Americans.  You guys had four years.  You've never held him accountable for anything.  Why would you expect the American people to believe you would do it when the chips are down?  You won't.  You're proving it now.

"The Republican party has a moral obligation, a legal obligation, and an ethical obligation to put pressure on the President to make him commit to this.  The names McCarthy and McConnell may go down in history, not in a favorable light, but as the people who enabled the run-up.  You need to stop underestimating this man, because just as he has held you captive, he can do it to the country.  It is your obligation, your duty to stop it."


Thanks!
 
2020-09-25 4:31:04 AM  

tkgeisha: saturn badger: I will disagree with one point. They are not afraid of a tweet. They are afraid of bunkie turning his base against them and destroying them. There is a long line of RINO corpses on the horizon.

All it takes is a tweet to do that though.


It takes more than a tweet. Romney is good now due to his SCOTUS stance. Still a RINO but he is now a useful one.

It takes more work. Getting fired and slighting the blob in some manner. Historically it takes time for the transition out. Right now Barr is thought of as a RINO by the other side because all the criminals are still in the wild but he is tolerated for now. Once blob tweets against him and fires him then he is lost.

Sessions is a great example. He slighted the blob big time and eventually got fired. Once that was done and the tweets started on him his career was gone but the firing had to come first.

And for the most part blobby doesn't tweet much against his team. Sometimes but it is never sustained long enough to do much damage.
 
2020-09-25 5:05:28 AM  

accountblocked: But Donald farking Trump? Lmao. I'm not going to roll over for a farking cartoon villain. I'll die before I let Donald trump break me. All you've done is guarantee a fight.


Yuuuuup!

Already told Hubby that we are going to DC in November if necessary, because I will not under any circumstances be a "good German".

I'm the kind of person who will die on my feet rather than live on my knees -- ESPECIALLY to the likes of that Shambling Menace -- and looking forward to taking some fascists down with me.
 
2020-09-25 5:22:28 AM  
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2020-09-25 5:45:22 AM  

accountblocked: I find it offensive that Trump is the leader the Republicans chose for this white nationalist authoritarian movement.

Like Hitler was an asshat of monumental proportions. But he also grew up in a poor family, served his country as a soldier in an awful war, was charismatic and his force of vision (awful though it was) whipped Germany into a monstrous behemoth from a tattered post war state.

While the Republicans give us farking Lord Dampnut. A wreck of a human being who speaks like 4th grader and takes a booming economy and crashes it into the farking ground with his expertise honed from squandering his father's obscene riches through six farking failed business bankruptcies.

Like jesus christ. Couldn't you dipshiats pick a dictator I could at least squint at from the corner of my eye to see something his base might find compelling? At least give me an icon to which I can reluctantly admit offers something while I sink into existential depression about the state of western democracy.

But Donald farking Trump? Lmao. I'm not going to roll over for a farking cartoon villain. I'll die before I let Donald trump break me. All you've done is guarantee a fight.


You forgot the rape and incontinence.
 
2020-09-25 5:45:41 AM  
This guy doesn't get it - they're not afraid of Trump they're complicit.

They intend to help him steal the election. That's why their all saying things like "Trump will be peacefully inaugurated" - so that when they cheat their way to victory they get to smugly say "peaceful transition of power, amiright?"
 
2020-09-25 6:09:11 AM  
Look, the Secret Service, the Army, and the Marines will all ensure a peaceful transfer of power.
 
2020-09-25 6:10:32 AM  

Chariset: Transcribing the whole thing, though it's better to hear it from him

"So today we're going to talk about the President's comments again and the Republican response to them, and by 'response' I mean 'complete lack of a response.'  Republicans normally do not comment on the President's statements because they're worried he'll make fun of them on Twitter, but they commented on this, because they understand the severity of what he said.

"If you do not know, the President of the United of States was asked very directly if he would commit to a peaceful transferal of power, and he wouldn't.  The President would not commit to a peaceful transferal of power, and Republican response has been...  GOP leader in the House, McCarthy saying, 'Let me clear, it'll be peaceful.'  And McConnell saying, 'Don't worry, whoever wins the election, they'll be inaugurated.'  That's cool, fantastic, except that you guys don't get to decide that.  He does.  Your man has to be held accountable for his words.  And you're not doing that.  Right now, you're not doing that.  You're not pushing him to make this commitment.  You're defending him.  You're downplaying it.

"You will forgive me if I do not believe you will act when the time comes, if the time comes, because right now you're refusing to act and your biggest worry is an angry Tweet.  You're telling me that you're going to act when he hasn't taken violence off the table?  Yeah, I don't believe that.  Not at all.

"And I get it, you guys don't believe it.  That's fine, that's fine.  It's not like you guys have a really long history of underestimating this man.  That's how he wound up in the Oval Office, because you didn't take him seriously in the primaries.  That's how he would up there.  And now you're all held captive by his Twitter account.

"The President needs to commit to this and you need to make him.  That's your job.  Your job in the Legislative branch is to act as a hedge against Executive tyranny.  That's why you exist.  And you are failing in that obligation.

"The most interesting defense came from the Senator from Nebraska, who just said, 'Well, the President says crazy stuff.'  I'm gonna suggest that's a reason he shouldn't be President.  A man whose words can start a war.  A man whose words can tank the economy.  A man whose lack of words can take out 200,000 Americans.  You guys had four years.  You've never held him accountable for anything.  Why would you expect the American people to believe you would do it when the chips are down?  You won't.  You're proving it now.

"The Republican party has a moral obligation, a legal obligation, and an ethical obligation to put pressure on the President to make him commit to this.  The names McCarthy and McConnell may go down in history, not in a favorable light, but as the people who enabled the run-up.  You need to stop underestimating this man, because just as he has held you captive, he can do it to the country.  It is your obligation, your duty to stop it."


Thank you for the transcript.  However, I will agree to disagree that it is better dictated than read.


/I gave him about 12 seconds
 
2020-09-25 6:17:34 AM  

StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: bloobeary: If you're not mad, you're not paying attention.

I'm also paying attention. I'm mad. And I'm scared shiatless.

I hope like hell Biden wins, and we can get Cheeto Moussolini out of office peacefully, but that hope is fading every day.


Even of Biden wins, and Trump leaves office peacefully, and is somehow silenced, the momentum of these horrid people remains. They won't magically vanish. They'll still be around. Fox News will keep broadcasting propaganda. And eventually the dam will break. 

How long does it take for a population to start believing what they are told and take the "logical" step of genocide? It was about 20 years of propaganda for the Bosnians to start mass killing of the Muslims. 40 years in Rwanda. Pogroms against the Jewish people in Europe were pretty regular, and even during WWII Jewish refugees were denied entry to the US and Canada because of rampant anti-semitism. Getting neighbors to brutally murder and rape each other is shockingly easy to do with a little pressure applied over time. 

Joe Biden just wants things to be like they were, but that's never going to happen.
 
2020-09-25 6:26:18 AM  

saturn badger: They are afraid of bunkie turning his base against them and destroying them. There is a long line of RINO corpses on the horizon.


That's an intriguing idea.....that upon exit Trump will actively try to burn down as much of the Republican party as he can.

I mean...it falls in line with his post-election plans.  He's not going to be able to take them with him unless he compels them to split from the party.
 
2020-09-25 6:32:46 AM  
He sounds like me trying to negotiate a fair salary with my manager at my absolute shiat professional job.

I get the anger, but he should move past that. It's futile for those of us without power to try to squeeze a dime out of those with by displaying our frustration.

Those in power simply don't care that we're frustrated. Would you admit someone is right and you're wrong when you're in the winning position? That isn't a thing.

The best you can do is make plans and work toward a better situation.

That said I am more confident in me finding a different job than any of us should be that the Election will be fair.
 
2020-09-25 6:36:43 AM  

saturn badger: tkgeisha: saturn badger: I will disagree with one point. They are not afraid of a tweet. They are afraid of bunkie turning his base against them and destroying them. There is a long line of RINO corpses on the horizon.

All it takes is a tweet to do that though.

It takes more than a tweet. Romney is good now due to his SCOTUS stance. Still a RINO but he is now a useful one.

It takes more work. Getting fired and slighting the blob in some manner. Historically it takes time for the transition out. Right now Barr is thought of as a RINO by the other side because all the criminals are still in the wild but he is tolerated for now. Once blob tweets against him and fires him then he is lost.

Sessions is a great example. He slighted the blob big time and eventually got fired. Once that was done and the tweets started on him his career was gone but the firing had to come first.

And for the most part blobby doesn't tweet much against his team. Sometimes but it is never sustained long enough to do much damage.


I don't know man, sure it's probably never as simple as one tweet. But one tweet is very much a catalyst with his rabid base, like Pavlov's dog they start drooling with hatred if he says so. If you're the subject of that tweet he has effectively done what you are arguing, turning his base against someone. One tweet is shockingly, disturbingly and maddeningly effective for him.
 
2020-09-25 7:00:46 AM  

Stoker: And this guy is going to make Americans wake up?
It's just another video, not a fish slap across the face.

/And a fish slap wont wake up 90% of the Republicans anyways.


He'll help.

Get help.
 
2020-09-25 7:16:07 AM  
It's really interesting watching America's response to having their power and beliefs tested. It has been said for years that America has never had to be tested and endure hardship. That we have never had to really challenge our government. That we have taken it all for granted. I'm just wondering what is going to happen when it does come crashing down and how we as a collective will answer. Because I honestly don't know.

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2020-09-25 7:23:45 AM  

NathanAllen: He sounds like me trying to negotiate a fair salary with my manager at my absolute shiat professional job.

I get the anger, but he should move past that. It's futile for those of us without power to try to squeeze a dime out of those with by displaying our frustration.

Those in power simply don't care that we're frustrated. Would you admit someone is right and you're wrong when you're in the winning position? That isn't a thing.

The best you can do is make plans and work toward a better situation.

That said I am more confident in me finding a different job than any of us should be that the Election will be fair.


Beau isn't angry, he's frightened.

He's frightened that his fellow Americans, more specifically the political party he (probably) most identified with before Trump, the one that enshrined the Second Amendment as the final line of defense against people like Trump, has shown itself to be the true threat to American democracy by going to Trump on bended knee just to stay in office.

He's frightened because the MAGAs of the country are willing to burn down everything they claim to hold dear, freedom, the Constitution, everything, because they feel slighted. Because they feel disrespected.  Because they feel insulted.  Because the other 65% of America won't acknowledge their greatness.
 
2020-09-25 7:42:06 AM  

accountblocked: I find it offensive that Trump is the leader the Republicans chose for this white nationalist authoritarian movement.

Like Hitler was an asshat of monumental proportions. But he also grew up in a poor family, served his country as a soldier in an awful war, was charismatic and his force of vision (awful though it was) whipped Germany into a monstrous behemoth from a tattered post war state.

While the Republicans give us farking Lord Dampnut. A wreck of a human being who speaks like 4th grader and takes a booming economy and crashes it into the farking ground with his expertise honed from squandering his father's obscene riches through six farking failed business bankruptcies.

Like jesus christ. Couldn't you dipshiats pick a dictator I could at least squint at from the corner of my eye to see something his base might find compelling? At least give me an icon to which I can reluctantly admit offers something while I sink into existential depression about the state of western democracy.

But Donald farking Trump? Lmao. I'm not going to roll over for a farking cartoon villain. I'll die before I let Donald trump break me. All you've done is guarantee a fight.


To be fair, he was the best dick potato they had.

These are not smart people, nor competent, nor dignified.
 
2020-09-25 7:47:11 AM  
Lol at this again.

If you ask Trump to speculate that he'll lose, what answer is he going to give? You'd never get a good answer on this about any topic from him. It won't happen. If he were to go out golfing with Tiger Woods and you ask him if he thinks he's going to lose, you'd get a response like "We'll see what happens."

You weird scaremongers are tiresome.
 
2020-09-25 7:48:26 AM  

Skarekrough: saturn badger: They are afraid of bunkie turning his base against them and destroying them. There is a long line of RINO corpses on the horizon.

That's an intriguing idea.....that upon exit Trump will actively try to burn down as much of the Republican party as he can.

I mean...it falls in line with his post-election plans.  He's not going to be able to take them with him unless he compels them to split from the party.


Trump will burn America to keep from losing.

If he loses he will burn America out of spite.

We are about to see 90 days of an unhinged drug addled stroke impaired sociopath with a personal army his finger on the button with jail on the horizon and nothing to lose ... and thats the good scenario
 
2020-09-25 7:49:09 AM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Lol at this again.

If you ask Trump to speculate that he'll lose, what answer is he going to give? You'd never get a good answer on this about any topic from him. It won't happen. If he were to go out golfing with Tiger Woods and you ask him if he thinks he's going to lose, you'd get a response like "We'll see what happens."

You weird scaremongers are tiresome.


They didn't ask him if he thinks he's going to lose, shiathead.
 
2020-09-25 7:56:50 AM  

bloobeary: If you're not mad, you're not paying attention.


Or you are evil.
 
2020-09-25 8:03:52 AM  

qorkfiend: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Lol at this again.

If you ask Trump to speculate that he'll lose, what answer is he going to give? You'd never get a good answer on this about any topic from him. It won't happen. If he were to go out golfing with Tiger Woods and you ask him if he thinks he's going to lose, you'd get a response like "We'll see what happens."

You weird scaremongers are tiresome.

They didn't ask him if he thinks he's going to lose, shiathead.


Don't be obtuse. They asked him to imagine a scenario where he loses. This is something he just won't do.

It seems like he has a power of positive thinking view. And that if you imagine yourself losing, it increases the chances that it will manifest.
 
2020-09-25 8:09:45 AM  

thealgorerhythm: Trump will burn America to keep from losing.

If he loses he will burn America out of spite.

We are about to see 90 days of an unhinged drug addled stroke impaired sociopath with a personal army his finger on the button with jail on the horizon and nothing to lose ... and thats the good scenario



He should have been in prison or worse three years ago. Now his personality cult is too enthralled, and they will act on his behalf no matter what happens to him.
 
2020-09-25 8:16:37 AM  

accountblocked: I find it offensive that Trump is the leader the Republicans chose for this white nationalist authoritarian movement.

Like Hitler was an asshat of monumental proportions. But he also grew up in a poor family, served his country as a soldier in an awful war, was charismatic and his force of vision (awful though it was) whipped Germany into a monstrous behemoth from a tattered post war state.

While the Republicans give us farking Lord Dampnut. A wreck of a human being who speaks like 4th grader and takes a booming economy and crashes it into the farking ground with his expertise honed from squandering his father's obscene riches through six farking failed business bankruptcies.

Like jesus christ. Couldn't you dipshiats pick a dictator I could at least squint at from the corner of my eye to see something his base might find compelling? At least give me an icon to which I can reluctantly admit offers something while I sink into existential depression about the state of western democracy.

But Donald farking Trump? Lmao. I'm not going to roll over for a farking cartoon villain. I'll die before I let Donald trump break me. All you've done is guarantee a fight.


That's why I view Trump as a gift. Imagine if we'd gotten a man with half his evil but even half more competent. This country would be done for. We may still be done for if we don't fix this shiat once we're rid of him. But we've been given the dead canary in the coal mine. The warnings and alerts about what's wrong with our system are writ large for all to see.


I liken it to a house riddled with termites. Trump is the oafish neighbor who was cutting down a tree and accidentally sent a branch through our rotted wall. He could have been a storm that pushed it to collapse with the entire family inside.

It's not going to be easy to come back from where we are right now. I have my doubts about Biden being the person who can lead the way to fixing it. But at the very least he'll take enough action to keep the place from falling down. That's a damn sight better than Emperor Hirocheeto's gasoline and matches "plan."
 
2020-09-25 8:22:56 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: It's really interesting watching America's response to having their power and beliefs tested. It has been said for years that America has never had to be tested and endure hardship. That we have never had to really challenge our government. That we have taken it all for granted. I'm just wondering what is going to happen when it does come crashing down and how we as a collective will answer. Because I honestly don't know.

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If we're doing British punk, allow me to introduce you to Frank Turner:

Frank Turner - 1933
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2020-09-25 8:28:47 AM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Lol at this again.

If you ask Trump to speculate that he'll lose, what answer is he going to give? You'd never get a good answer on this about any topic from him. It won't happen. If he were to go out golfing with Tiger Woods and you ask him if he thinks he's going to lose, you'd get a response like "We'll see what happens."

You weird scaremongers are tiresome.


That may be factually true, but it doesn't make it any more acceptable or any more something that can turned a blind eye to.  You know how with guns, the rules are 1. The gun is always loaded, 2. If your finger is on the trigger, you intend to shoot whatever the barrel is pointed at, 3. If you intend to shoot, you intend to kill (or however they actually read; it's been decades since I've had gun safety drilled into my head)?  This is analogous to that.  It really farking dangerous to assume he's joking or doesn't understand what he's saying or is just flapping his yap about shiat, simply on the principle of treating the office of the chief executive with as much care and respect as a firearm, but also because he has a track record of monstroud rhetoric leading to monstrous outcomes.
 
2020-09-25 8:33:19 AM  

Boudyro: I have my doubts about Biden being the person who can lead the way to fixing it. But at the very least he'll take enough action to keep the place from falling down. That's a damn sight better than Emperor Hirocheeto's gasoline and matches "plan."


But it's not just Biden.

What we can count on with Biden is:

1. Hiring actual competent people.
2. Listening to science.
3. Qanon out of government as a policy.
4. Environmental rules put back in place and more added.
5. Higher taxes on the rich to help fix things.
6. Again, actual competent people running the government.
7. Our allies coming back to us in some ways (some they won't)
8. Judges who have actually tried cases as lawyers.
9. Do I really have to go on?

Biden isn't going to have to do any of that by himself, and he can be counted on to be surrounded by real, professional, competent PUBLIC SERVANTS and not cronies out to make a buck. Not to mention the fact that when the next crisis comes on top of everything else we are dealing with, the ball will not be dropped like it was with COVID.

All of that and more is what Biden in office will be/bring/do. Sounds like heaven to me. How about y'all?
 
2020-09-25 8:40:18 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: It's really interesting watching America's response to having their power and beliefs tested. It has been said for years that America has never had to be tested and endure hardship. That we have never had to really challenge our government. That we have taken it all for granted. I'm just wondering what is going to happen when it does come crashing down and how we as a collective will answer. Because I honestly don't know.

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If it all comes crashing down, there is no "we as a collective". Only "I". Mad max style. No civilization, nuclear wasteland.
 
2020-09-25 8:57:40 AM  

Erek the Red: NathanAllen: He sounds like me trying to negotiate a fair salary with my manager at my absolute shiat professional job.

I get the anger, but he should move past that. It's futile for those of us without power to try to squeeze a dime out of those with by displaying our frustration.

Those in power simply don't care that we're frustrated. Would you admit someone is right and you're wrong when you're in the winning position? That isn't a thing.

The best you can do is make plans and work toward a better situation.

That said I am more confident in me finding a different job than any of us should be that the Election will be fair.

Beau isn't angry, he's frightened.

He's frightened that his fellow Americans, more specifically the political party he (probably) most identified with before Trump


That's absolutely not the case for Beau. One can't make assumptions of political affiliations based on appearance or accent; he's the radical leftist the republicans accuse the dems of being.

As far as the rest, I won't disagree. But then every rational person I know is terrified right now.
 
2020-09-25 9:03:58 AM  

Erek the Red: NathanAllen: He sounds like me trying to negotiate a fair salary with my manager at my absolute shiat professional job.

I get the anger, but he should move past that. It's futile for those of us without power to try to squeeze a dime out of those with by displaying our frustration.

Those in power simply don't care that we're frustrated. Would you admit someone is right and you're wrong when you're in the winning position? That isn't a thing.

The best you can do is make plans and work toward a better situation.

That said I am more confident in me finding a different job than any of us should be that the Election will be fair.

Beau isn't angry, he's frightened.

He's frightened that his fellow Americans, more specifically the political party he (probably) most identified with before Trump, the one that enshrined the Second Amendment as the final line of defense against people like Trump, has shown itself to be the true threat to American democracy by going to Trump on bended knee just to stay in office.

He's frightened because the MAGAs of the country are willing to burn down everything they claim to hold dear, freedom, the Constitution, everything, because they feel slighted. Because they feel disrespected.  Because they feel insulted.  Because the other 65% of America won't acknowledge their greatness.


Hahaha!

Beau is sure as hell not vulnerable to contracting Republicanism.

He's an actual militant leftist.

Let's talk about liberals, the left, and a phone call....
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2020-09-25 9:04:21 AM  

silvervial: Already told Hubby that we are going to DC in November if necessary, because I will not under any circumstances be a "good German".


Depending, you may do better in your nearest battleground state capitol or even county elections offices.  I'm old enough to remember the "Brooks Brothers Riot" in 2000, where Republican functionaries massed to protest vote counting in Palm Beach county in Florida.
 
2020-09-25 9:15:17 AM  

SpectroBoy: bloobeary: If you're not mad, you're not paying attention.

Or you are evil.


He's even f*cking up the evil plan. They keep pushing him in the direction they need their plan to go and he wanders off into traffic. His incompetence is the only reason they haven't already succeeded.
 
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