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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 14, 2020, 06:58:00 PM »
Donald Trump is trying to take out the knee-cap of the United States Postal Service, he needs to have his head examined.

Then he said that absentee ballots are fine, but not mail in ballots, and the absentee ballots ARE mail in ballots.

I have been doing absentee ballots as long as I have been old enough to vote, and I plan to continue to do the absentee ballots.

And the United States Postal Service is great, they do a fantastic job, and they can handle the ballots just like they do for every election....


Not if the PMG cuts overtime pay and staffing,  and also removes automated sorting machines.   And is a big Trump campaign donor.   The corruption is really bad right now.   Congress needs to act asap.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 14, 2020, 06:49:23 PM »

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Science / Re: Science
« on: August 14, 2020, 12:43:20 PM »
Without a clicks counter, or anyone replying,  it's hard to tell if anyone is reading in here.   Should this be posted in politics, too?   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 14, 2020, 11:41:43 AM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/13/phony-kamala-is-just-another-predictable-trump-slur/

Former George W. Bush aide Ari Fleischer claimed Harris “is just not that historically exciting to African Americans.” Republican booster Nick Adams took to Twitter to question whether Harris herself could be considered African American since her mother is Indian and her father is Jamaican. Republicans have shifted from trying to determine who is authentically American to determining who is authentically Black.

It won’t work, and here’s why: Even Black voters who may have scrutinized the California senator’s brand of Blackness during the primary season have little stomach for such trivialities when they are so focused on unseating the incumbent. More importantly, any attempt to question a single aspect of Harris’s pedigree fails to see the bigger picture.

And it is a very big tableau: Mixed-race candidate, immigrant heritage, grandparents who spoke a language other than English, raised by single mom, a Brahman heritage from India, child of busing, HBCU graduate, blended family, sorority sister, stepmom, state law school, bicoastal, White husband, brown skin...   


That is quite a grab bag of diversity. It deviates wildly from the president’s white, picket-fence fantasy of America. And, most importantly, it creates quite a few portals for voters to peer through and see themselves in the multifaceted aspects of her life. Someone who is neither a minority nor a college graduate might relate to being raised by a single mother. Someone who is from a homogeneous country in Europe or Latin America or Asia might relate to grandparents who spoke with a different mother tongue. Someone who decided not to have children might find kinship in a woman who did not birth babies herself but loves that her family calls her “Momala.”

And it is also quite something that a woman with this array of “otherness” would be considered the safe candidate....   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 14, 2020, 11:37:15 AM »
And here it is:

USPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/511975-usps-warns-pennsylvania-mail-in-ballots-may-not-be-delivered-in-time-to

REDSTATEWARD:  States should be free to determine their own election process.  Unless the federal government is screwing with that process in order to elect a Republican.  Then its all good.

Even Kevin McCarthy is now pushing back against Trumpian efforts to throttle USPS, and favoring full funding.    And this guy is a Trump catamite. 

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Fitness and Nutrition / Re: Fitness and Nutrition
« on: August 13, 2020, 06:39:25 PM »


Send the link to your local market if you want a hook-up on good tangerines during the off-season when you cannot buy the local fruit.


I'm in the hills on the SD/WY border,  so it's always the off-season for tangerines.   Local fruit would be wild strawberries and chokecherries.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2020, 02:22:20 PM »
Scheme to steal another election well underway:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7wk9z/the-post-office-is-deactivating-mail-sorting-machines-ahead-of-the-election

We need to get the word out:  flatten the mail ballot sorting curve,  vote early.   If there's no last minute glut of mailed ballots,  then the postal service should be able to keep up.   Unless the postmaster finds some other wrench to toss in there.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2020, 02:16:31 PM »
You might think,  while the nation faces a serious pandemic,  economic crisis,  drought in the grain belt,  a windstorm that smashed flat 70% of Iowa's corn crop,  and myriad other difficulties,  its president might seek to issue some words of comfort to the American people, regarding these challenges.   Well....

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53761744


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2020, 09:58:04 AM »
A Florida Sheriff Has Ordered His Deputies Not to Wear Masks

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/us/fl-sheriff-billy-woods-bans-masks.html

Non-science idiots need to be defunded.

Yep.   Here's a non paywalled link to this crazy story....

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-sheriff-billy-woods-bands-deputies-wearing-face-masks-marion-county/


Now, I can already hear the whining and just so you know I did not make this decision easily and I have weighed it out for the past 2 weeks," he wrote. "We can debate and argue all day of why and why not. The fact is, the amount of professionals that give the reason why we should, I can find the exact same amount of professionals that say why we shouldn't."

"Professionals"??  Professional what?   Barley growers?   Accordion restorers?  Like this twit actually consulted with virologists and epidemiologists.   How has this lying shitbag been entrusted with protecting the public? 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2020, 09:01:16 AM »
Red bathes in the slime of a machine that needs him to think that despite around 1500 Americans dying a day and at least 1,000,000 jobs being destroyed every week the crap crew is somehow going to get a second run and extended chance to further destroy America.

He’s smoking Kiid’s crack pipe again. It’s neither pleasant nor convincing as dialogue, but the noises Red makes when he’s down and broken bode very well for The United States.
I think it is hilarious that the worst thing the right wing pro Trump web sites Red gets all of arguments and almost all of his words from can come up with to denigrate Harris is that she never gained traction in a crowded Democratic presidential field.

It's pretty funny.   His best hope is to poach some overzealous prosecutor of truancy critiques from the Left and pretend again he's joined the Left in caring about single parents of truant children. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2020, 01:02:13 AM »
It dragged down the overall Trump brand, overall


Truly it didn't

He's the fucking POTUS.

blagodarya khoroshey pomoshchi

Ochen zabavno!   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 12, 2020, 06:10:16 PM »
https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2020/08/12/900870268/lots-of-destruction-but-this-is-the-future-photos-inside-the-homes-of-beirut

The photos,  and short accompanying stories of these lives,  are powerful.   Next time you get a little rainwater in the cellar, something gets moldy,   or some critters gets in a shed or attic and nibbles some old family memorabilia,  you can look at Beirut and get perspective. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 12, 2020, 06:03:23 PM »
...Uh, have you checked in on what is happening in the US right now?
Say what? What does that diatribe have to do with non partisan ratings of congresspeople?

If he has to explain that to you....


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