1. #63961
    Quote Originally Posted by Azadina View Post
    And what will you say in 2024 if god forbid, cultist votes are 70-75million, while the non cultist votes drop down to Hillary Clintons voting level? "woops, well shit"? The cult has been whipped to a frenzy the past 4 years. What guarantees do you have that they intend on giving up now, rather than keep on self radicalizing, much like they did during Obamas tenure?

    Short point is: democrats are far less reliable voters than cultists are. It might cost the very next election already.

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    Extremely ironic that it was Trump who was being injected and treated with "murdered babies". Just one more thing that's complete projection on their part. Also, it's the death of any pro-lifer excuses for being in it for the babies, rather than against womens rights. It's the most definitive nail on that coffin. Not a single "pro-lifer" could support Trump after, if they weren't lying about their agenda.
    Now your having a hypothetical discussion that you can speculate all you want and still not get anywhere.
    We at this time know two things: The limit of Republican voters
    That Democrats can still achieve growth in terms of expending there voters.

    Trump managed to get where he is because he doesn't have any shame and he is an idiot. A Tucker Carlson or a Ted Cruz might have no shame however both aren't idiots, at this point it's hard to imagine if they can achieve what Trump has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Biden doesn’t have to pursue any sort of action; the DOJ can act without him, as can the various states waiting to nail trump on all kinds of financial charges.
    Frankly Biden himself should stay out of it there is no point in him involving himself in any of this.
    His DOJ however should have an investigation as open as possible to look in the dealings of Trump and co, there needs to be a general cleanup of all the horrible shit the Trump admin has done and DOJ should be part of that cleanup.

  2. #63962
    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Trump administration plans "flood" of sanctions on Iran by Jan. 20



    Well, he's not bombing them. Iran can just wait it out while Trump flips the table.
    Petty shit so if Biden reverses it they can yell "Biden soft on Iran".
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  3. #63963
    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    Right now I feel like Trump's last two months are going to play out one of two ways. He either does some really stupid, violent shit or becomes extra lazy and does one last smash-n-grab.

    I'm leaning towards the second. He's gonna play a lot of golf. Leech whatever money he still can by going to his own properties. Sell some pardons. And who knows what else.
    I agree, and I think that's what the lawsuits are all about to be honest. Its the last grift as he tells his base he did everything he could but the deep state got him.

  4. #63964
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    I mean, you say that after this whole Clinton's "deplorables" catch-phrase thing? That's rich.

    The blue side hardly has the moral superiority there. I think you guys and gals need to do a bit of soul searching there and figure out just where it really went wrong and how to fix this, instead of having this silly wheel of gloating going rotating every 4 years.
    Who in 2020 gives a flying fuck about what Hillary Clinton said in 2016?

    She was never elected president. She holds no office. She has no political power. She has no special platform beyond that available to any other extremely wealthy person and Twitter.

    I am not responsible for Hillary calling half of Trump supporters "the basket of deplorables". Nor am I responsible for all the Trump supporters deciding that they were in the deplorable half, and not there other, presumably non-deplorable, half.

    GTFO with this nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antiganon View Post
    Who in 2020 gives a flying fuck about what Hillary Clinton said in 2016?
    He's trying to handwave the behavior of Trump, and Trump's rabid fanbase, by saying "Clinton called them a name once".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    He's trying to handwave the behavior of Trump, and Trump's rabid fanbase, by saying "Clinton called them a name once".
    The fact that anyone is even thinking of shaming someone, who is not Trump, for name calling when Trump is involved is absolutely hillarious, and I would eat all the popcorn if I had some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    This is what you pay me for.
    But CAN he actually find buyers.

    Remember, about 6 months into his term, hotels were removing his name, and I doubt they are going to want to change their mind. And without him being president, what can he offer them of value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odinfrost View Post
    The fact that anyone is even thinking of shaming someone, who is not Trump, for name calling when Trump is involved is absolutely hillarious, and I would eat all the popcorn if I had some.
    well, Im still waiting for him to say which of the groups Hilary called "deplorable" arent.
    "Law and Order", lots of places have had that, Russia, North Korea, Saddam's Iraq.
    Laws can be made to enforce order of cruelty and brutality.
    Equality and Justice, that is how you have peace and a society that benefits all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Luniz View Post
    But CAN he actually find buyers.
    Yes.

    Let's meet in the middle: can he find buyers willing to offer what he wants? Remember, everyone knows he's broke. Someone could troll him with a 25% offer and say "your call, I hear Deutsche Bank coming up the stairs. Oh shit, is that food poisoning?"

  9. #63969
    Preface: I'm heading back to work at a reduced capacity starting this week as I continue to recover from the broken femur. It's only going to be half-days for several weeks at least but it'll mean less time for research and I'm probably going to be a wreck when I get back home. The bottom line is I might be restructuring how I do these updates to save me a bit of time, especially given that with the huge increase in cases there's been much more for me to sift through the past month or so. Might be shifting to a top-10 list as opposed to every state over 1k and then just list states that broke records. Might try a few different iterations this week and see what I like. Moving on...

    102,726 new cases, around 26k more than last Sunday. This is the 5th straight day of 100k+ numbers and it looks like that'll be the case for a long while. That's a million new cases every 10 days or less.

    Illinois: 10,009 new cases; 50 deaths
    Fuck Florida.
    Texas: 6,584 new cases; 39 deaths
    Minnesota: 5,908 new cases (new record); 31 deaths
    Missouri: 5,571 new cases (new record); 24 deaths
    California: 4,975 new cases; 14 deaths
    Indiana: 4,652 new cases; 39 deaths
    Ohio: 4,541 new cases; 11 deaths
    Wisconsin: 4,280 new cases; 11 deaths
    Tennessee: 3,636 new cases; 5 deaths
    Iowa: 3,368 new cases; 12 deaths
    New York: 3,351 new cases; 20 deaths
    Colorado: 3,017 new cases; 5 deaths
    Pennsylvania: 2,580 new cases; 4 deaths
    Utah: 2,386 new cases; 1 death
    New Jersey: 2,236 new cases; 4 deaths
    North Carolina: 2,094 new cases; 2 deaths
    Arizona: 1,880 new cases; 17 deaths
    Massachusetts: 1,823 new cases; 20 deaths
    Georgia: 1,439 new cases; 1 death
    South Dakota: 1,426 new cases; 13 deaths
    Virginia: 1,302 new cases; 3 deaths
    Nevada: 1,276 new cases; 1 death
    Louisiana: 1,266 new cases; 20 deaths
    New Mexico: 1,210 new cases; 14 deaths
    Alabama: 1,205 new cases; 2 deaths
    Washington: 1,193 new cases; 1 death
    Kentucky: 1,177 new cases; 4 deaths
    North Dakota: 1,101 new cases; 11 deaths
    Maryland: 1,081 new cases; 11 deaths
    Arkansas: 1,038 new cases; 17 deaths

    Michigan, Oklahoma and Nebraska all failed to report on time but do normally report on Sundays, so the actual total is most likely several thousand more. Not too many records listed but also not many expected given that it's a Sunday. There's very little to report other than the trends of the past couple weeks appear to be holding--everything's going up everywhere and it appears to be happening at an accelerated rate. I'm actually a bit disappointed but not surprised that testing has not become more consistent across the weekends. It really should be a 24/7 thing at this stage but of course we're still in the TRUMP SHITSHOW so I doubt there are any resources allocated to make it happen. We're still nowhere near the 200 million tests per month we should be executing.

    512 deaths is a little over a hundred more than last Sunday and brings the total to 243,768. Numbers for Sunday and Monday remain unreliable at best but the last time we passed 500 on a Sunday was mid-August.

    Related news:

    New York coronavirus positive test rate soars over 2% and records most daily cases in six months--New York was one of the few states still hanging on as this outbreak started but it's starting to get squirrely. 2% isn't terrible (the max recommended for keeping things open is 5%), but they'd held below 1% for a long time.

    Texas records over 1 million coronavirus cases--I reported this a few days ago but other sources like Johns Hopkins have caught up. California is probably a week out from also hitting 1 million.

    Stay safe, folks.
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  10. #63970
    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    He's trying to handwave the behavior of Trump, and Trump's rabid fanbase, by saying "Clinton called them a name once".
    Also, as someone already pointed out, Clinton didn't call Trump's supporters deplorable. She called the racist, sexist, bigoted part of his supporters deplorable. AND THEY ARE. And then the rest of his supporters decided that they wanted to be labeled with that too which really says a lot.

  11. #63971
    The Washington Nationals have invited President-elect Biden to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day in April next year.

    That's gonna be some nice salt in Trump's wound, because you know he obsesses over shit like this and he's still steamed about Dr. Fauci getting to throw out a first pitch back in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursus View Post
    The Washington Nationals have invited President-elect Biden to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day in April next year.

    That's gonna be some nice salt in Trump's wound, because you know he obsesses over shit like this and he's still steamed about Dr. Fauci getting to throw out a first pitch back in the summer.
    Speaking of which, I wonder what Fauci's fate will be in all this. At least cursorily, he seems like a pretty upstanding dude just trying to do his job and keep people safe while his boss tells him constantly to shut up and people to not listen to him.

    Perhaps Biden can integrate him into his response team.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Speaking of which, I wonder what Fauci's fate will be in all this. At least cursorily, he seems like a pretty upstanding dude just trying to do his job and keep people safe while his boss tells him constantly to shut up and people to not listen to him.

    Perhaps Biden can integrate him into his response team.
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

  14. #63974
    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    Fauci has been advising politicians on this stuff for decades. There's no reason to get rid of an invaluable resource like that just because Trump was a dumbass who refused to even pretend to listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    I would definitely make an exception for Fauci. If anything, elevate his stature as he knows more about fighting the pandemic than just about anyone. And he fought with Trump more than anyone on earth should have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    The only people that seem to have any sort of "prejudice" against Fauci are the Trump supporters who hate him for disagreeing with Trump. Most everyone else seems to recognize the role he's been trying to play. I really don't think he carries any real baggage with him.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    What? Hell no.

    Fauci has been the Director of NIAID since 1984, through Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama, before finally getting to Trump. Biden has zero need to get rid of Fauci.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    Nuance is a thing, as others here have pointed out.
    /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    Fauci has been an advisor for 6 presidents. He's not really part of "Trump's stink".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Biden would be better off getting rid of all the trump stink even if a few good people like Fauci have to go.

    It just makes him a thorn in bidens side having to deal with the leftover stank on his hang low
    No, it wouldn't be. Fauci isn't a Trump appointee, he has been serving for decades throughout multiple administrations. Getting rid of Fauci just because he advised Trump would be asinine, just like Trump tried to get rid of literally anything Obama had touched.

    Biden isn't an idiot like Trump who will seek to destroy everything related to the previous administration. Biden will, like a sane person, get rid of much of Trump's cabinet (because most of them are corrupt or incompetent) and proceed to roll back Trump policies that are harmful to the USA. On the policies that aren't harmful he won't arbitrarily get rid of them out of pure spite, because Biden isn't an narcissistic egomaniac. We will rejoin the Paris Climate Accords, cease our withdrawal from the WHO, and continue to negotiate with China on trade policy. I doubt he'll just end the trade war, he'll find places to compromise on and hopefully leverage places where we are in an advantageous position. Because, I cannot stress this enough, Biden is not a man-child that is fueled by spite.
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