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  1. From Snopes: What's True. During a Feb. 28, 2020, campaign rally in South Carolina, President Donald Trump likened the Democrats' criticism of his administration's response to the new coronavirus outbreak to their efforts to impeach him, saying "this is their new hoax." During the speech he also seemed to downplay the severity of the outbreak, comparing it to the common flu. What's False. Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax. A quote from President Trump at a South Carolina rally on February 28, 2020. Now the Democrats ar
  2. Not good or a pro freedom notion? Notes from The New York Times today around 10am, October 10, 2020: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials. The order would have been the toughest federal mandate to date aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day. The officials said that it was
  3. Does anyone have some advice? With less than a month to go, Cruz makes some good points above and I also worry about the bad counting effect on President Trump from mail in voting. As an example of a snafu, my wife and I both sent away for a mail in ballot and I received one but my wife did not. Some other worrying possibilities are the INCREASING ten percentage points for a left coast California “liberal’ in charge if Biden is incapacitated, a democratic Senate along with an already democratic House, and Biden saying unashamedly and confidently, that he will think about packing the Supre
  4. From The Hill. Cruz: GOP could face 'bloodbath of Watergate proportions' on Election Day Jonathan Easley 1 hr ago. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday warned Republicans the party could face a "bloodbath" in November if voters aren't feeling optimistic about the economy and the direction of the pandemic. But he warned the party could also face landslide losses similar to what happened in 1976, when Jimmy Carter won the White House in the first election following the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon's resignation. "I am worried. It's volatile, it's highly volatile ... if people are going
  5. Real Clear Politics has the composite map showing Biden well ahead and the Bookmakers also have strong odds for a Biden victory. Zogby, and Rasmussen have Trump losing too with 27 days to go before the election. Nightmare time? RCP has the Senate at 46 to 46 with 8 tossups. Image a Biden / Harris presidency with the House and Senate democratic too. Even if the Senate is 50-50, Vice President Kamala Harris’s potential vote could decide what bills pass. Do you think she will exercise that power? Batten down the hatches, hope for the best but prepare for the worst is one strategy. edited add
  6. How will this virus affect the vote? I think Trump supporters will vote one way or the other but Biden supporters, with the exception of black voters, may not. I don't see ANY enthusiasm for Biden but Kamala might draw a few neo communist / Bernie types to the election polls. We still have 28 days to go, but a low voter turnout in general might signal a Trump victory. I want to see some really nice pro Trump ads. "It will be morning in America . . . when we develop a vaccine." joke. I received a mail in vote letter yesterday. No joke
  7. I am not sure where to plant these old ideas. I found these old letters in a mishmash of topics and Frank Forman was mentioned. May he rest in peace. Can “The Law” be objective? There are always precedents and prior rulings and Supreme Court rulings. And ancient laws in each region of the globe may refer to as their “common law,” by a different name. And there was Wolf DeVoon’s The Freeman's Constitution Final draft, August 19, 2001 "Justice is the armed defense of innocent liberty." We could start from scratch like our founding Fathers were presumed to do though they drew heavily on pri
  8. As an aside Guy, up until recently Rasmussen Polling was the ONLY one giving President Trump a slight, one point lead. Now they are not. I hope people rally around the flag now that he is back but some could harbor resentment that he downplayed and scoffed at the coronavirus until it zapped him and Melania. One poll, Rassmussen had him up so I was cherry picking, but I don't think in a deceitful way. Go to RCP and look for yourself. Of course all working Americans must work to pay the bills and buy food and they will risk their health to earn the money needed. Today we had a lady knock on
  9. One more deep thought and I will switch seats and stop posting for a while? Promise. The Paths to the Nomination Part 1: This Time Is Different January 18, 2016 by Robert Tracinski . . . . Trump's strategy, by contrast, has a major subtractive element. He has pandered so hard to one particular kind of voter that they have given him their fanatical devotion . . . . The harder you appeal to this one group, the more you risk alienating other groups. Pander to the hard-core anti- immigrationists and you lose the Hispanic vote. Pander to the wild-eyed populists and you lose the sober moderate
  10. Fox is reporting that The White may shut down if things get worse and people will try to work remotely. edit. Some good news at 4pm? The Dow is at 28,142.
  11. That is good! I think calling it the Yellow Death would have been more racist. I don't think Europeans will forgive and forget. It is unfortunate that so much of our medical supplies, etc., etc., come from Red China.
  12. Politics getting old? Time for some speculative science? I know we are listening with all our might, but when will we hear from “them.” How will “they” change the way we “are”? Peter “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd Hello? (Hello, hello, hello) Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me Is there anyone home? Come on (Come on, come on), now I hear you're feeling down Well, I can ease your pain From an article about Freeman Dyson. Caution reigns. Other researchers are warming to the idea of panspermia, but remain cautious. "This idea tha
  13. "But I'll do without your constant chorus of demoralizing nay-saying." Sorry. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. I was trying to bring a different perspective by presenting contrary evidence.
  14. His docs just held a news conference and his prognosis looks good . . . . but "it ain't over 'til it's over . . . . "
  15. An interesting quote from “Imperium,” by Robert Harris: Cicero is speaking: “Sometimes, if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start a fight – start a fight, even if you do not know how you are going to win it, because it is only when a fight is on, and everything is in motion, that you can hope to see your way through.” I like the Italian's name for Covid-19. The Black Death. "Put'em up. Put'em up," said The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz.
  16. I had a heck of a time cutting and pasting from RCP. 270 electoral votes are required to win the Presidency. Peter Real Clear Politics Electoral College predictions as of today, October 5, 2020. 226 for Biden 187 tossups 125 for Trump Toss up states as of today Pennsylvania (20) Iowa (6) Florida (29) Nevada (6) Wisconsin (10) Arizona (11) Michigan (16) Texas (38) Ohio (18) Maine CD2 (1) North Carolina (15) Nebraska CD2 (1) Georgia (16)
  17. I hope you are right, That Guy. Follow the polls with skepticism but as Michael said? when there is a week to go . . . pay attention to the evidence. Peter From Bing. Reagan won the election by an electoral margin of 489-49 and captured almost 51 percent of the popular vote. At age 69, he was the oldest person elected to the U.S. presidency. Joe Biden’s Age: He Would Be the Oldest President . . . How old is Joe Biden? He was born on November 20, 1942. That makes him 76-years-old in April 2019. It also means that he would be 78-years-old on inauguration day if he were to win the pres
  18. Is it Halloween yet? What is a Grimm you ask? It’s a hero who fights the supernatural beasts of the world. Kayleigh McEnany the pretty blond spokes lady has tested positive, and President Trump nearly apologized for something . . . but what was it . . . saying he has learned a lot about Covid-19 in the last few days. It’s 29 days to the election on November 3, 2020 and things are looking “Grimm.” Up until recently several polls showed a near tie for the popular vote. But Biden was ‘awoke’ after the debate and winning the Electoral College easily. Now, dear viewers, we need to sharpen our epis
  19. The Italians, after a resurgence of the plague, are calling it The Black Death. edit. And the French are closing all bars. Now is not the time to become complacent or do risky things. Stay safe. Survive and hunker down a bit longer.
  20. I see there was a button to reveal hidden contents at the bottom of William’s letter. Ugh. That Romulan Kamala needs a cloaking device.
  21. I doubt it. TDS. Neo-Communism. Kamala, Cortes, Bernie. Biden. I doubt it.
  22. Multiply devotion times electoral votes. And I must add, I would cry if he died. When Reagan was President so many fans of Rand going back to my days at UVA . . . were so derisive about Ronald, it made my blood boil.
  23. I need some dark humor and the coronavirus may not be as bad as what happened to President Ronald Reagan. From Time. When President Ronald Reagan was shot on this day, March 30, in 1981, it was anything but funny. The assassination attempt by John W. Hinckley Jr. required the President to undergo surgery and seriously wounded three others. But Reagan knew it was also important to convey to the country that he was going to be OK. And — before he was told that others had been injured — he knew that humor could get that message across, perhaps better than any other official reassurance. Acco
  24. From Rasmussen. Friday, October 02, 2020. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday, sponsored by Whatfinger News shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove. That negative approval stat is not good, but wow, this thread is huge. I wrote this before scanning the last 20 hours of this thread so I may be saying what others have said. I saw some Senators and Kellyanne Conway have come down with it and contact tracing is going on but the more cases there are, the harder it is to trace, per Doc
  25. From Associated Press. The Latest: Source: Trump got oxygen Friday at White House Oct. 3, 2020 Updated: Oct. 3, 2020 10:07 a.m. MAY 14, 2020 Brian C. Kalt Professor of law at Michigan State University quote, from The Atlantic: The Very Real Problem of Both Trump and Pence Getting COVID-19 at the Same Time? If the president and the vice president become incapacitated simultaneously, the country could face a constitutional crisis. From Explore Health . . . . How long does it take to recover? The COVID-19 recovery period depends on the severity of the illness. If you have a mild case, y