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by Elfdart
2021-01-13 08:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump/Republican Coup Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 12710

Re: Trump/Republican Coup Thread

You are welcome. I feel sorry for whomever has to mop up after Trump's head explodes over this. I feel sorry for Biden, who will have to undo so much of what this fucker has done while 25% of the population are so crazy they supported this domestic terrorist attack. Heh... It's already on the front...
by Elfdart
2021-01-08 07:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump/Republican Coup Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 12710

Re: Trump/Republican Coup Thread

This clownshoes putsch is almost a shot-for-shot remake of the neo-Nazi coup in Bolivia 14 months ago (and the dozen or so attempted coups in Venezuela), only the CIA and the Bolivian fascists had an army general on the payroll.
by Elfdart
2021-01-08 07:35pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Is Democracy Working?
Replies: 33
Views: 1657

Re: Is Democracy Working?

Benjamin Franklin put it best when he said we'd have a republic, but only as long as we choose to keep it. He went on to say that despotism is inevitable once the People (which is to say, the political class) became corrupted because that's the only kind of government they're capable of.
by Elfdart
2020-11-30 02:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Dave Prowse dies aged 85
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Dave Prowse dies aged 85

It sucks that a big part of a franchise that shaped my younger years has passed away but 85 for a guy his size is a damned good run. I hope his passing was peaceful and that he felt his life was well lived. Getting old sucks, doesn't it? It beats the alternative, though. I make it a point not to dw...
by Elfdart
2020-11-18 10:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 677
Views: 99193

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Its the perfect time, after a new meeting to discuss the third wave as the US healthcare system collapse even as you had failed to provide enough PPE, to go on a vacation to Florida. Yep. That's sort of how Pence handled an outbreak of HIV in Indiana back when he was governor - ignore the problem. ...
by Elfdart
2020-11-09 09:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 356657

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

I'm willing to bet that one reason Trump hasn't thrown in the towel yet is that there are still MAGA rubes out there willing to write checks to his campaign, which is deep in debt.
by Elfdart
2020-11-09 01:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The answer is - Alex Trebek
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: The answer is - Alex Trebek

And just a week after Sean Connery:

by Elfdart
2020-11-09 12:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 356657

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Fingers crossed, I read that in theory that Trump could resign just before his term ends so that Pence could pardon him. I predicted that scenario earlier. While it won't save Il Douchebag from state charges, it would give him time to go to Florida, where his lickspittle henchman Ron DeSantis will ...
by Elfdart
2020-11-03 09:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 356657

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

It's not looking too good for Biden right now. If he shits the bed then it's time for a major house-cleaning at the DNC.
by Elfdart
2020-11-03 12:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 356657

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

I'm predicting a Biden win tomorrow, though there is one thing that keeps me from being hyped: In 2016 anywhere from 5-10% of voters polled said they were voting for Gary Johnson and in every state, over half of them voted Trump. So there's about 3-4% of voters lying to pollsters about how they're g...
by Elfdart
2020-10-12 08:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 677
Views: 99193

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Gandalf wrote: 2020-10-07 06:26pm IIRC, Nixon used to get drunk and order nuclear attacks. So the authority to do so is not absolute.
That's because Defense Secretary James Schlessinger told the staff at the White House to send every order through him. I doubt there's anyone in this regime with that kind of character.
by Elfdart
2020-10-12 08:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 7417

Re: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War

That being said, the death penalty almost certainly won't be applied for conspiracy charges. Certainly not by Trump's "justice" department. Remember, his AG was willing to perjure himself in front of the House judiciary committee when he claimed he knew nothing about the mob of armed neo-...
by Elfdart
2020-10-02 12:31pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 677
Views: 99193

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

I don't think Trump is lying about covid because... - Trump has long boasted he never gets sick. Sickness is a sign of weakness and he will not willingly look weak - Being in quarantine means no live rallies, which to Trump is like a drug fix. What addict willingly goes two weeks without a fix? Whi...
by Elfdart
2020-10-02 02:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 677
Views: 99193

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

If he really does have it, so much for any campaigning -though he could get a lot of sympathy votes. When I predicted, almost four years ago, that Trump was going to be like Warren Harding, only with none of the good things, I wasn't predicting that he might croak before finishing a single term. :sh...
by Elfdart
2020-10-02 01:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 677
Views: 99193

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Trump's Twitter feed just posted that he and his wife have contracted the disease. LINK If this was anyone but Trump, I'd say good grief. But since it IS Trump, I wouldn't put it past him to be lying about this, just as he lies about everything else. What better way to change the subject from the fa...
by Elfdart
2020-09-24 06:29pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ruth Ginsburg dies
Replies: 76
Views: 11195

Re: Ruth Ginsburg dies

When a generation of Americans learned about politics from Sorkin's West Wing , this kind of fatuous thinking is to be expected. Don't forget The Daily Show . I wish I could, but Jon Stewart's many padawan learners (Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee and worst of all, John Oliver) that isn't likely. My gues...
by Elfdart
2020-09-24 01:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ruth Ginsburg dies
Replies: 76
Views: 11195

Re: Ruth Ginsburg dies

If the Democrats get the Senate and the presidency both, what they should do is go full nuclear and eliminate the filibuster in Senate, increase the size of SCOTUS to 13 justices and grant statehood to both Washington DC and Puerto Rico. There is absolutely zero incentive to give a shit about what ...
by Elfdart
2020-09-24 12:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ruth Ginsburg dies
Replies: 76
Views: 11195

Re: Ruth Ginsburg dies

It's funny seeing so many think it's a "gotcha" moment pointing out Republican hypocrisy on nominating in an election year. Do people expect it to work, as though Republicans are going to go "Oh right, we did say that" and then wait a while? Impeachement isn't a Biden decison if...
by Elfdart
2020-09-24 12:08am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 722
Views: 95701

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

MKSheppard wrote: 2020-09-23 08:56pm Multiple shootings in Lousville, officer(s) down. Kind of confused as to WTF is going on.
No doubt the police union will demand to know how much Fentanyl they were taking, right?
by Elfdart
2020-09-24 12:07am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 722
Views: 95701

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

MKSheppard wrote: 2020-09-23 02:15pm Wanton endangerment for blind firing into nearby apartments when he panicked. None of his bullets hit Taylor.
So dry-wall is more worthy of legal protection than a black woman -that's Kentucky for you.
by Elfdart
2020-09-16 09:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: An ICE Nurse Revealed That A Georgia Detention Center Is Performing Mass Hysterectomies
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: An ICE Nurse Revealed That A Georgia Detention Center Is Performing Mass Hysterectomies

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ice-nurse-revealed-georgia-detention-215816246.html An ICE Nurse Revealed That A Georgia Detention Center Is Performing Mass Hysterectomies Izzie Ramirez September 14, 2020, 2:58 PM PDT·3 mins re On Monday, a nurse at a private immigration detention center in Georgia...
by Elfdart
2020-08-25 09:23pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 356657

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Sen. McSally urges supporters to donate to her campaign instead of buying a meal Telling her supporters to go hungry so they can help her win. Does anyone here believe that it was a joke ? This is quite fitting. If McSally and more like her get elected this November, multitudes will be missing meal...
by Elfdart
2020-08-17 03:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 356657

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Anyone's thoughts on this article? America sleep-walking into a stolen election The thought of a second term for High Lord Douchebag is enough to make me ill with dread. :shock: The reason Il Douchebag keeps insisting that the Corona virus is no big deal is not just to duck responsibility or get th...
by Elfdart
2020-08-13 07:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Massive explosion of stored fireworks/explosives in Beriut, dozens dead, thousand injured, city evacuated.
Replies: 22
Views: 3962

Re: Massive explosion of stored fireworks/explosives in Beriut, dozens dead, thousand injured, city evacuated.

I saw an interview with Rania Khalek, a Lebanese-American journalist who was nearby when the docks exploded, and she said (a) the cargo ship the ammonium nitrate was on was headed for Mozambique, (b) the only reason the ship ended up in Beirut is that the ship was having mechanical problems and Beir...
by Elfdart
2020-08-13 01:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 356657

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

EDIT: Missed an earlier post. I've thoroughly enjoyed significant portions of the coverage of "the Squad" as being struggling in their district for whatever reason and then seeing them win their primaries by incredibly healthy margins. Good for them. In other news, a Kennedy may lose a Ma...