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2020-10-30 1:42:54 PM  

bainsguy: zorkmcgork: Do the MAGA rubes know and understand that this a complete lie?

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the rubes don't, the complicit wealthy absolutely do


It's astounding that liberals are still telling themselves that Republicans are dumb instead of evil.

The rubes are perfectly aware.
 
2020-10-30 1:45:34 PM  

Percise1: The insanity of the republican wet dream is more than transparent, and it should be grounds for a 72 hour mental health hold.


Specifically from November 2nd to the 5th.
 
2020-10-30 1:48:04 PM  

ParallelUniverseParking: chawco: dletter: Trump promoting the fact that vote counting "ends" when talking heads on the TV first say that a race is "won" is peak "Trump speak".

I mean, if that was the case, Gore won Florida and the entire 2000s is fake!!!!

Man. Do-over


This time I'm not marrying.my now ex wife.

*raises hand* I have made a couple of  questionable decisions myself. Also I'd love to see how a Gore administration would have handled 9/11.  I'm in! Let's meet at the Large Hadron Collider as soon as we can travel again.


"President Gore!  There's someone claiming to be a time traveller or parallel universe traverser or something shouting about 9/11 and wondering how you handled it!  Do you have any idea what he's talking about?"

"Do you mean 7/11?  Why is 9/11 so important to him?  See if you can get some details."

"Mr. President, have you ever heard of someone named, 'Osama Bin Laden'?"

"Oh, that Saudi radical?  I recall something in one of my Daily Briefings.  The CIA bankrupted him and turned over his network to InterPol.  If he thinks that led to a problem, him write it up... but right now, I have to get to the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new fusion plant in California.  Make sure Ford Flying EV 1 is ready for me in 15."
 
2020-10-30 1:48:55 PM  
Hey, no problem Donnypants.  We can just change all the well thought out rules to benefit democracy to conform with your ignorant fascist imaginings of the moment.  No assault on the country is too vile to keep you from facing jail for your own crimes, none at all.
 
2020-10-30 1:50:24 PM  

silverblues: Why does Trump hate the military?


He's a Republican.
 
2020-10-30 1:51:16 PM  

shoegaze99: He brings out the worst in me, because at this point I honestly just hope he has a stroke while on stage at a rally and spends the next 15 years drooling in a wheelchair, aware enough to know what happened to him but incapable of doing anything else but taking spoonfuls of pudding from a nurse.

Not even being hyperbolic.

I hope for that.

I hope for it because it's honestly the only real justice he will ever see. He might destroy our institutions and steal the election. There is a real danger of that, and no one is holding him accountable. Even if he loses, he's going to sow chaos and hate and violence, and he'll campaign continuously for 2024 starting Jan. 21. The idea that New York State will take him down and he'll go to prison is a pure pipe dream. And on and on and on and on.

He will never have to face the consequences of who he is and what he's done.

So let him go on stage, bust a vein, and spend his remaining years eating pudding. It's about the most realistic chance we have of the universe making things right.


Actually, I hope they just tell him it's pudding.
 
2020-10-30 1:52:50 PM  
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2020-10-30 1:53:02 PM  

RussianPotato: Pin Fiften Clob: RussianPotato: CSB.  Too bad the headline is meaningless.  We've always had a concession on the night of the election or (in the case of Salty Hillary) the very next day.

No we haven't.

I was waiting for someone to point out the 2000 election.

Yes, that went so very well for the country didn't it?


Move those goal posts.

But a concession speech is not even relevant to this conversation. There were plenty of other presidential elections besides 2000 that didn't have a concession speech on the night of or the next day. You know why? Because the votes took a while to be counted and the results took a while to be reported. Just like what is likely going to be happening on Tuesday, due to the large increase of mail in voting.
 
2020-10-30 2:00:28 PM  
He's saying doing things the way they've always been done is "bad for our country"

Seems like it's only bad for him.
 
2020-10-30 2:02:15 PM  

wademh: The law requires the count to be kept open.  These are the allowances for service members and families voting from overseas.

Alabama allow +7 days post election to receive military absentee ballots postmarked by election day.
Alaska +15 days
Arizona ED Election day
Arkansas  +10
California +17
Colorado +8
Connecticut ED
Delaware ED
Florida  +10
Georgia +3
Hawaii ED
Idaho  ED
Illinois +14
Indiana +10
Iowa +6
Maine ED
Maryland +10
Massachusetts  +10
Michigan ED
Minnesota  ED
Missouri  +3
Mississippi  *7
Montana ED
Nebraska ED
Nevada +7
New Hampshire  ED
New Jersey ED
New Mexico ED
New York  +13
North Carolina  +9
North Dakota +6
Ohio +10
Oklahoma ED
Oregon ED
Pennsylvania +6
Rhode Island +7
South Carolina ED
South Dakota ED
Tennessee ED
Texas +6
Utah +13
Vermont  ED
Virginia +3
Washington ED
West Virginia  +6
Wisconsin ED
Wyoming ED
Wyoming

22 States require ballots be received by Election Day.
28 States allow some grace period for the delivery of ballots postmarked by election day.
source https://www.fvap.gov/guide


no wonder Viagra is so popular.  Look at all those states with ED!
 
2020-10-30 2:22:56 PM  

Gubbo: Look. There will be a 30 second window of voting. It will not be announced. It will begin when Donald Trump casts his vote and end the moment after he casts his vote.

All legitimately received votes will be counted fairly and correctly.


and welcome New President Biden, as that blind son of a biatch checked the wrong column on his ballot.. HA
 
2020-10-30 2:26:24 PM  

WhackingDay: Why do we let people reject reality and substitute their own?


Well, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else, I'm fine with it. In this case, as others have rightly said,

He can f*ck right off!
 
2020-10-30 2:33:13 PM  
It is going to be different this year because there are so many more mail in ballots. Usually they can say "Trump has 250,000 votes and Clinton has 200,000 votes. There are only 20,000 absentee ballots so we can call it for Trump."  This year it's much more likely that the number of ballots to be processed Is greater than the Election Day Marvin.
 
2020-10-30 2:36:54 PM  

shoegaze99: Mikey1969: shoegaze99: Bottom line is, this isn't about allowing people to vote after Election Day, it's about counting votes that were cast BEFORE Election Day but that weren't received until after thanks to the post office.

Hell, in 2016, they didn't get certified until Jan 6.

Yep. Some people might remember that there was a shift in the electoral votes several weeks after the election. And there were 7 faithless electors, 2 pledged to Trump and 5 pledged to Clinton, who voted for someone else. That's something we couldn't have known would happen on Election Day.


Faithless electors should be illegal. They claim that they are voting the way "they" want to, but they are representing millions of votes, it's absolute bullshiat.
 
2020-10-30 2:56:36 PM  

optimistic_cynic: zorkmcgork: Do the MAGA rubes know and understand that this a complete lie?

Yes...


... but it's to their (perceived) benefit, so they're OK with it.

Completed that thought for ya.
 
2020-10-30 3:06:34 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Just gives Hillary and Hunter Biden the time they need to Xerox millions of ballots and have illegals from George Soros' secret country send in absentee ballots to mysterious, unknown post offices where liberal judges will insist each ballot counts twice!

All guns will be seized
The MAC addresses of conservatives will direct Obama Enforcers to where they are.  They'll be rounded up and sent to FEMA camps where they'll be processed in to Soylent Red for Chinese peasants
Every poor family will get a refrigerator making that number 100%
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2020-10-30 3:16:38 PM  

bloobeary: Democrats are ahead in mail-in voting and early voting.

dumpy the redhat asshole there has convinced himself that on election day, a tidal wave of concealed trump voters will appear like magic and descend on the polls to somehow cast more votes in a single day than were cast by all the other voters in all the days preceding it.

This will, he believes, put him into the lead, and he will then declare himself the winner.

He's counting on his rigged supreme court to end it for him there, stopping all counting at that point, so that no more votes can arrive to take his win away.

I'm hoping that the historic number of votes which have been cast so far will kill that plan stone dead the moment the first results start rolling in.


Do you realize that "Dumpy the Red Hat Asshole" scans identically to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"?

Get to work on the lyrics, folks!  Do you think we could Weird Al to cut a video?
 
2020-10-30 3:27:50 PM  

shoegaze99: gilgigamesh: shoegaze99: And yes, I am ashamed to think that way. It makes me uncomfortable. It's not the kind of person I want to be. I don't like feeling that way and am not proud of it.

But I'd be dishonest if I denied it.

If it makes you feel any better, I have thought the same thing.

To some extent it does, yes.

I'll never claim to be a saint -- far from it -- but I don't want to be a monster, either.

But I know I'm not alone in this. Even Trump knows he brings this out in people (and he revels in it). Woodward quotes him: "I bring rage out. I do bring rage out. I always have. I don't know if that's an asset or a liability, but whatever it is, I do."

For my part, I just want him removed from power and influence, and for him to be deeply humbled in an unavoidable way.

That would be justice.


He can't be humbled.  That would require some degree of self-awareness and at least the capacity for humility.

I'd settle for having his head caved in with a sledge hammer.
 
2020-10-30 3:31:51 PM  

kbronsito: Notice how any decisions to allow more ways to vote, count votes, extending registration deadlines are all clearly meant to apply across the board. Whether you are a Dem, a Trumpanzee, Independent or one of those morons throwing away your vote on a third party, these rules are meant to get you the same right to vote and your vote counted.

Isn't it funny how only one party has a problem with voting?


Old and busted:

Paul Weyrich - "I don't want everybody to vote" (Goo Goo)
Youtube 8GBAsFwPglw


See also:

For nearly two decades, Weyrich, by his own account, had been trying out different issues, hoping one might pique evangelical interest: pornography, prayer in schools, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, even abortion. "I was trying to get these people interested in those issues and I utterly failed," Weyrich recalled at a conference in 1990.
The Green v. Connally ruling provided a necessary first step: It captured the attention of evangelical leaders ,especially as the IRS began sending questionnaires to church-related "segregation academies," including Falwell's own Lynchburg Christian School, inquiring about their racial policies. Falwell was furious. "In some states," he famously complained, "It's easier to open a massage parlor than a Christian school."
One such school, Bob Jones University-a fundamentalist college in Greenville, South Carolina-was especially obdurate. The IRS had sent its first letter to Bob Jones University in November 1970 to ascertain whether or not it discriminated on the basis of race. The school responded defiantly: It did not admit African Americans.

Although Bob Jones Jr., the school's founder, argued that racial segregation was mandated by the Bible, Falwell and Weyrich quickly sought to shift the grounds of the debate, framing their opposition in terms of religious freedom rather than in defense of racial segregation. For decades, evangelical leaders had boasted that because their educational institutions accepted no federal money (except for, of course, not having to pay taxes) the government could not tell them how to run their shops-whom to hire or not, whom to admit or reject. The Civil Rights Act, however, changed that calculus.
Bob Jones University did, in fact, try to placate the IRS-in its own way. Following initial inquiries into the school's racial policies, Bob Jones admitted one African-American, a worker in its radio station, as a part-time student; he dropped out a month later. In 1975, again in an attempt to forestall IRS action, the school admitted blacks to the student body, but, out of fears of miscegenation, refused to admit  unmarried African-Americans. The school also stipulated that any students who engaged in interracial dating, or who were even associated with organizations that advocated interracial dating, would be expelled.
The IRS was not placated. On January 19, 1976, after years of warnings-integrate or pay taxes-the agency rescinded the school's tax exemption.
For many evangelical leaders, who had been following the issue since  Green v. Connally, Bob Jones University was the final straw. As Elmer L. Rumminger, longtime administrator at Bob Jones University, told me in an interview, the IRS actions against his school "alerted the Christian school community about what could happen with government interference" in the affairs of evangelical institutions. "That was really the major issue that got us all involved."
***
Weyrich saw that he had the beginningsof a conservative political movement, which is why, several years into President Jimmy Carter's term, he and other leaders of the nascent religious right blamed the Democratic president for the IRS actions against segregated schools-even though the policy was mandated by Nixon, and Bob Jones University had lost its tax exemption a year and a day before Carter was inaugurated as president. Falwell, Weyrich and others were undeterred by the niceties of facts. In their determination to elect a conservative, they would do anything to deny a Democrat, even a fellow evangelical like Carter, another term in the White House.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/sto​r​y/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins​-107133
 
2020-10-30 3:34:22 PM  

SFSailor: ParallelUniverseParking: chawco: dletter: Trump promoting the fact that vote counting "ends" when talking heads on the TV first say that a race is "won" is peak "Trump speak".

I mean, if that was the case, Gore won Florida and the entire 2000s is fake!!!!

Man. Do-over


This time I'm not marrying.my now ex wife.

*raises hand* I have made a couple of  questionable decisions myself. Also I'd love to see how a Gore administration would have handled 9/11.  I'm in! Let's meet at the Large Hadron Collider as soon as we can travel again.

"President Gore!  There's someone claiming to be a time traveller or parallel universe traverser or something shouting about 9/11 and wondering how you handled it!  Do you have any idea what he's talking about?"

"Do you mean 7/11?  Why is 9/11 so important to him?  See if you can get some details."

"Mr. President, have you ever heard of someone named, 'Osama Bin Laden'?"

"Oh, that Saudi radical?  I recall something in one of my Daily Briefings.  The CIA bankrupted him and turned over his network to InterPol.  If he thinks that led to a problem, him write it up... but right now, I have to get to the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new fusion plant in California.  Make sure Ford Flying EV 1 is ready for me in 15."


If you haven't read it, check out James P. Hogan's novel, "Thrice Upon a Time".
 
2020-10-30 4:45:57 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If you haven't read it, check out James P. Hogan's novel, "Thrice Upon a Time".


< googles >

Ooo, interesting!  Thanks.  I'm not *huge* on pulp-y sci-fi, really, but if a Farker recommends it, it's goin' on the Amazon list, and that looks good.

Mikey1969: Faithless electors should be illegal. They claim that they are voting the way "they" want to, but they are representing millions of votes, it's absolute bullshiat.


But... if faithless electors are illegal, the EC is pointless, and we should just go popular vote.

I used to defend the EC, and living in CA taught me early on that direct popular vote ain't a great idea... but if they didn't / couldn't do their job in 2016 and thus prevent President Reality Show Rapist Dipshiat, we should just do away with it and go popular vote.
 
2020-10-30 5:09:11 PM  
The 2000 election was called (wrongly) after 36 DAYS.
 
2020-10-30 5:49:47 PM  

SFSailor: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If you haven't read it, check out James P. Hogan's novel, "Thrice Upon a Time".

< googles >

Ooo, interesting!  Thanks.  I'm not *huge* on pulp-y sci-fi, really, but if a Farker recommends it, it's goin' on the Amazon list, and that looks good.

Mikey1969: Faithless electors should be illegal. They claim that they are voting the way "they" want to, but they are representing millions of votes, it's absolute bullshiat.

But... if faithless electors are illegal, the EC is pointless, and we should just go popular vote.

I used to defend the EC, and living in CA taught me early on that direct popular vote ain't a great idea... but if they didn't / couldn't do their job in 2016 and thus prevent President Reality Show Rapist Dipshiat, we should just do away with it and go popular vote.


What's not to like?  Time travel, Scottish castles, and cats!

For my money, it is simply the best theoretical model of a universe that permits "time travel" to the future or past (sending information only, not mass) there has ever been.  A significant part of the story involves the scientist NOT starting out understanding the "rules", but rather trying to figure them out via experiment.

That, to me, is the first *honest* depiction how things would work I've ever seen.

Hogan helped work on the development of radar during WWII.  He spent time after the war working for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), then took time off to travel and sell insurance ("to learn something about people"), then settled down to a career as a science fiction author.

Alas, he died too soon, but I got to meet him at a BaltiCon.  One of his principles was that science should be honest, and follow wherever experiments and data lead us, paying no attention to politics or scientific dogma.

Hope you like it.
 
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