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What I want on Tuesday from Joe Biden.

I donít want fireworks as he walks onto the podium.

I donít want theatrical garbage to detract from substance, so please, no one armed pushups, no chest bumping GMD standoff at center stage, nor a refusal to be civilized through acknowledging trumps presence in a dismissive or disrespectful way.

I want the adult in the room on full display please. I want calm, collected responses to questions, with supporting data where necessary, but not to excess.

I donít want snickering or gasps of disbelief at anything that comes from the other lecturn no matter how pompous or assinine or incendiary.

I want a solid win and this is the way to get one. This debate isnít for the trump supporters really, itís for us. Itís to give out a little hope here right before things look like theyíre about to drop off the abyss.

Keep the faith. Donít waver. We may stumble across that finish line in January, but we will cross that finish line.

And Iím starting to believe that we might win it. 9000 ballots returned by mail this time 2016. 180,000 so far at last count. After heís railed against mail in balloting, I canít imagine the majority of those ballots going for him.

Watch the debate. Take what hope you need, and keep stumbling forward.

Edit*. GMD is a Glorified Monkey Dance. Typical bully posturing BS for those not familiar.

I don't care. Do you?

The bedlam is getting a little obnoxious really.

This latest about Woodward bearing some responsibility......just more shiny keys folks.

Do not lose focus please, everyone here needs to keep their eyes on the prize, the type of single minded obsession that I donít normally get to see from the Democratic Party. There is only one overarching thing that needs to be done.

We need to vote Donald Trump out of office resoundingly on November 3rd. Anything else fails to garner my attention, nor should it yours.

Donít allow the deflection that Woodward should have told somebody, he said it himself, he couldnít be sure if what trump was telling him was the truth. Add to that the fact that with a large portion of the population (not just trump supporters) you can only actually make headway with facts after the event/fact has already occurred .

In retrospect, love him or hate him, trump has some innate feel for the mob. He was absolutely right when he said he could have shot someone on fifth avenue and he still wouldnít lose any votes. We thought it was hyperbole, it turned out he underestimated his kill numbers severely.

Donít be distracted by folks saying ďwhat if...?

What if:

He wonít leave office?
The police/boogaloo boys cooperate and stage a coup?
McConnell poisons RBG and leverages Mike Lee into a SCOTUS spot?
He drops a nuke on DPRK?

Donít. Lose. Focus.


Vote early, vote him out.

Everything else is icing on the cake.

From the black humor department.

So on the up side of the next popular vote totals, Iíd like to point out that 63,000 is .1% of 63 million.

Given enough time that exponential equalizer will solve the problem the electoral college provided us with in 2016. The more they congregate, the better the margins look.

Winnowing and sifting, winnowing and sifting.
Posted by Arthur_Frain | Sat May 2, 2020, 11:17 AM (2 replies)

Just another case of sick projection by the right .

After watching the video of the woman in Ohio taunting/berating the reporter for wearing a mask, it occurred to me that this, like everything else the right wing does, is all about some sick form of projection.

The right has finally found its Social Justice Warrior cause. Theyíve complained about SJWs endlessly now on the right. Another of those fairly mundane things that get stuck in their craw inexplicably, and inextricably.

Everything the left does that they complain about, eventually, they emulate it in some way, but of course then, when they do it, itís Ďokayí somehow. We are somehow suffering from TDS, but a fella from Kenya has been living rent free in their heads now for a long time, is another example.

All things are forgiven or permitted as long as your name is in the (R) column.

Itís like hypocrisy is looking for a way to be hypocritical. The mind boggles.
Posted by Arthur_Frain | Sat May 2, 2020, 09:33 AM (6 replies)

Tomorrow (Friday) is National Bat Appreciation Day.

Itís also National Haiku Day.

I humbly submit:

The summer is shot
Bat-shit crazy everywhere
But not that close please

What is up with the recent increase in posts linking to instagram and twitter garbage?

Using twitter or instagram posts as your link to bolster your argument is lame. Just because somebody on twitter or instagram shares your opinion, has nothing to do with itís validity.

Thatís like citing Wikipedia as source on your essay. Itís just lazy.

Iíve noticed a marked increase in these posts in the last week or so.
Posted by Arthur_Frain | Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:55 PM (9 replies)

They need to start DWTS early this year for all us shut-ins.

Only be sure and practice proper social distancing.

The tangoes would be something to see.

It might be the first all ďline danceĒ DWTS competition. Hopefully the last.

Sorry, I'm not on board with this.

First you couldnít use the word ďoldĒ.

Now youíre objecting to ďelderlyĒ.

This is moving the goalposts unnecessarily.

Wonder where I'll be in a year?

Probably be sittiní right here.

With apologies to Roger Clyne for biting his lyrics.

Others have noted there are a ton of ďdoom and gloomĒ posts here. Coronavirus. The economy. Politics in general. Whatís a critical thinker to do?

I wonder just how much credence to give many of the posts that begin with ďIím an RN in XXXXX, and hereís what happened todayĒ. Just as Iím not going to take any medical advice from a speaking orange anus that appears on my lawn in front of a helicopter and rants on my television from time to time, Iím also going to weigh 100% of the stuff that finds its way onto my computer monitor from an opinion board on the web. Iíd urge everyone else to do the same, lest we become as unfortunate as the gent who mixed up a teacup full of aquarium cleaner in attempt to fend off the virus.

Read all of the posts that you like here. Take every one with a generous pinch of salt. For certain, donít take ANY medical advice you get here, nor ANY legal advice you get here. Thereís a reason to be concerned, and yes you should act accordingly. Donít overreact. Especially because of what someone has posted here.

Ya think Donnie sent Lou Dobbs an autographed copy of todays market action?

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