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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 09:43PM Reply Quote
Every election is the most important one.

ARL (Moderator) – March 14, 2018 06:28PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

ARL (Moderator) – March 15, 2018 03:14PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Not sure if this is PP or GP but, remember that "arm the homeless" internet prank from the 90s?

Apparently it's now viable policy.



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John Willoughby – March 15, 2018 08:04PM Reply Quote
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We've lowered the bar so far for political discourse in this country that it is now a trench in the floor.

johnny k – March 16, 2018 07:19AM Reply Quote
Eh. "Candidate". Any crank can be one. Only difference is that when the news isn't fit to print, it's free to run online, and the Internet runs on the ridiculous. The only good thing about SXSW when you're a local is that friends have an excuse to visit. Talked with one who was in the same MIT science writing program that DDT did. He has experimented a lot in what he calls UX for journalism, and while we couldn't solve the pressing problem of educating the citizenry over beer, he's hopeful that more initiatives like Axios will attract short attention spans and communicate important information clearly and engagingly to them. Obviously this is just one facet of a big problem.

John Willoughby – March 16, 2018 10:45AM Reply Quote
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I like Axios. And I DO have a short attention... Squirrel!

bahamut – March 19, 2018 07:22AM Reply Quote
I'm not saying I feel Warren is a schoolteacher, but I'm saying that may be the way she could be interpreted. She can talk very simply about things when she is on her game.

James made the point about the Democrats demographic, yes true. But there are no good younger candidates that I have seen. Cory Booker comes off as a political con-man. I am from his state and am most unimpressed. Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris are overhyped. Glad Al Franken got #metoo'd since he was also overhyped. Blame Barack, he didn't build the party when he should've. Rahm Emmanuel will never go anywhere. Andrew Cuomo has too much baggage. Bernie? Hand over that election to Trump. He hasn't got a prayer. They will pull out the tapes off him talking about how great the Nicaraguan Commies were and it's game over immediately. Plus he's *older* than Biden.

I know nothing about Deval Patrick or Chris Murphy.

Biden is big with African Americans (none of these other candidates will be) and with working class people (maybe Elizabeth Warren could do it?).

John Willoughby – March 19, 2018 09:48AM Reply Quote
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I lean Biden. I'd like to vote for Booker or Harris, but I don't think that they have the national presence to win. I'd vote for Warren or any of the others, if they were the nominee. The important thing for me is NO GOP PRESIDENT in 2020. I think Bernie is too old and to impractical to be president, but I'd vote for him, too, if he was the nominee.

I'm worried that Bernie will play the same spoiler role that he played in 2016 in the run-up to 2020. He's not much for flexibility, and I don't think that he has much good will for the party after the shenanigans in his last run.

James DeBenedetti – March 19, 2018 06:17PM Reply Quote
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bahamut
James made the point about the Democrats demographic, yes true. But there are no good younger candidates that I have seen.

And that's a serious problem.

johnny k – March 20, 2018 03:16PM Reply Quote
Someone will pop up. Remember when presidential campaigns didn't start until 12-18 months before? Hopefully there will be more candidates stepping forward without Clinton sucking the air out of the room. It would've been nice if some members of Congress had distinguished themselves as someone who could effectively oppose Trump while understanding that rejecting the political machine is what got him elected. But there are a few. I think Ro Khanna may be solid.

bahamut – March 20, 2018 05:55PM Reply Quote
James is right. So is Johnny K.

Just hope that someone out there can make sure the Russians stay out. Reading Russian Roulette. The amount of penetration they made would've made a porn star blush.

ARL (Moderator) – March 31, 2018 05:05PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

Cloudscout – April 09, 2018 03:49PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Anybody own stock in Orville Redenbacher?

John Willoughby – May 01, 2018 03:38PM Reply Quote
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El Jeffe – May 01, 2018 11:51PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
No stock (?), but Orville Reddenbacher gave the graduation speech for wife's class at Purdue.

John Willoughby – May 02, 2018 05:56AM Reply Quote
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I'll bet the audience really popped for him.

John Willoughby – May 02, 2018 08:33AM Reply Quote
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Ty Cobb (Trump's lawyer who looks like Wilford Brimley) "retiring" at the end of the month. He was a major advocate of cooperating with Mueller's probe. Looks like Trump is slipping one of the last of his leashes; the only major one left is Kelly, and he is rumored to be on very thin ice. Hijinks to ensue.

ARL (Moderator) – May 05, 2018 09:09PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

John Willoughby – May 06, 2018 09:38AM Reply Quote
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Mais oui!

John Willoughby – May 09, 2018 12:11PM Reply Quote
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ARL (Moderator) – May 09, 2018 04:40PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Sigh...

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