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  • Originally posted by WeAreNDHockey View Post
    Frankly I don't see how any woman or person of color with even one cell left with functioning self respect could vote for trump. White racist men I get.
    I’ve seen several “Women for Trump” yard signs in my (red)neck of the woods. It turns out that weak, uneducated minds are easy to brainwash.
    If you don't change the world today, how can it be any better tomorrow?

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    • The Final Season of the Trump Show
      Last night’s dueling town halls made clear why the president’s campaign is flailing.

      Other differences became apparent too. When Trump has to deal with something he doesn’t like—such as Savannah Guthrie’s questions about his debts—he blusters great clouds of defensive words. The words do not form sentences, do not cohere into ideas, do not contain truthful information. But they do form a defensive wall of noise against unwelcome inquiry.


      Oddly his sycophants sound exactly the same. Those of us with more sound body and mind however...

      When Biden got a challenging question—for example, whether Trump deserved some credit for peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates—he used the bullfighter method: Let the charge advance far enough to dissipate some of its energy, and only then strike back. So Biden allowed that Trump did deserve “a little” credit, but “not much.” And then, rather than arguing the point, he offered a different frame for thinking about foreign-policy success: trust by allies, acceptance of America’s standing in the world.


      And the contrasts continue:

      The most important difference, though, was starkly highlighted by the side-by-side presentations. For Trump, the supposed businessman, everything is a war, every question an attack, and every attack demands a counterpunch. Biden, the career politician, treated each encounter as a sale. When he was challenged—on fracking and the Green New Deal, for example—he did not counterpunch. He made a counteroffer.

      Trump needs enemies. After the debate, his campaign released this statement: “President Trump soundly defeated NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in her role as debate opponent and Joe Biden surrogate. President Trump masterfully handled Guthrie’s attacks and interacted warmly and effectively with the voters in the room.” The Biden campaign was not so quick to offer its own release, in part because Biden lingered afterward in the hall, talking and taking questions face-to-face, but perhaps also because it did not feel the need to identify a target for hate and rage.
      At the end of the scheduled time, each candidate was invited to address a broader question. Guthrie asked Trump what he would say to uncertain voters. A questioner from the audience asked Biden what he would do to unite the country in the event that he lost the election in November. Trump answered by saying that he would tell the undecided voter what a great job he was doing as president. Biden answered that if he lost, he would have to accept that he had failed as a candidate—but that he would never accept that the divisions in the country are as real as Donald Trump wants them to be.

      The contrast was striking and poignant. Even more striking: Trump failed to use his open opportunity effectively. He said nothing to that hypothetical undecided voter that was as forceful as his opening quasi-apology for QAnon, which he praised as a movement strongly opposed to pedophilia. That will be Trump’s most quoted statement of the evening. Biden, by contrast, contemplating defeat, delivered his best case for victory: a statement of faith in the country as something bigger than himself.
      And finally:

      One of Trump’s spokespeople derided the Biden event as “an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood.” (In authentic Trump style, she misspelled the name.) If this was meant to suggest that the evening was all smiles and saccharine—well, it only showed that the spokesperson had never watched the classic children’s program hosted by Fred Rogers.

      Rogers well understood the darkness in the world. The maker of a documentary about him explained: “What he’s doing is not just providing joy for children but really trying to allay fear.” But of course, in Trump world, allaying fear is the last thing you want to do. What you want to do in Trump world is incite fear, stoke fear, manipulate fear, and exploit fear. That can apparently work—at least with some people, and at least for a limited time. But only for some people, and only for a limited time. Rogers’s show ran for decades. The Man in the High Castle ended after four seasons.
      Trump - like his most vocal defenders - is cornered, ignorant, isolated, scared, paranoid, devoid of character and soul, and would rather the country burn than gracefully pass the torch and wish for the best for all Americans.

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      • Originally posted by WeAreNDHockey View Post
        Frankly I don't see how any woman or person of color with even one cell left with functioning self respect could vote for trump. White racist men I get.
        It's a cult. Why do people get into Scientology? Why was Jim Jones popular? Same thing going on with Chump.
        Legally drunk???? If its "legal", what's the ------- problem?!? - George Carlin

        Ever notice how everybody who drives slower than you is an idiot, and everybody who drives faster is a maniac? - George Carlin

        "I've never seen so much reason and bullsh*t contained in ONE MAN."

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        • Originally posted by Rover View Post

          It's a cult. Why do people get into Scientology? Why was Jim Jones popular? Same thing going on with Chump.
          True to a degree certainly, but dump seems a little different. People like Jones and Manson were charismatic, and there was a mystical/spiritual quality about them Dump has developed a cult-like following among a group of people who were already angry, resentful and afraid, but he has never shown himself to be charismatic at any point in his life, though he has been in positions of leadership for a long time. There is nothing mystical or spiritual about him. He's a grand manipulator, like all cult leaders, but there's a missing quality with him. Was Hitler a cult leader? Maybe the answer is obvious, but not to me.

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          • Donnie has the myth of Trump. The rich playboy who makes millions and bangs supermodels. Now, the myth may not be all its supposed to be, but facts don't matter. Donnie has spent decades building that myth, just as the Republicans spent decades building the myth about Hillary Clinton.

            Now, a major part of his cult are those white racist ****s he's been cultivating since 2015. But there is another part, those disaffected small town folk, maybe little educated, who feel that this country and economy have left them behind. And they felt Donnie spoke to them, he heard their pain, their voice, and he was going to Washington to take on the establishment and fight for them. It was total horse**** of course, just another con by Donnie, but the believed it. And he keeps telling them how much he's accomplished, how much he's done for them, and they believe it. Cause they have no way of verifying for themselves, either cause they don't want to, or they're too dumb to. So they take him at his word.

            The problem is, those very people they support, who play the cultural issues to woo them to their side, are the very ones responsible for their plight. The ones who've spent 40 years killing off unions and high paying manufacturing jobs, who've sent those jobs overseas and provided them no recourse or alternative but low paying jobs at C stores or Wal-Mart. And then use the culture wars to further divide them, to blame others for their plight instead of the GOP and big business. To rile them up, to make them angry, so they never have the chance to sit back and reflect on just why things are the way they are. Its always someone else's fault, someone else to blame. The darkies, the furriners, them damm college edumucated elites telling them how they should live.
            Last edited by rufus; 10-17-2020, 10:13 AM.
            What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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            • Originally posted by burd View Post
              he has never shown himself to be charismatic at any point in his life
              Only to smart people. Dumb people can't see through his shtick, and there are a lot of dumb people in this country. Even dumb rich people.

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              • Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins. Let me guess, it will be to a non-extradition country...

                https://mobile.twitter.com/davidmack...63811737432064
                Jordan Kawaguchi for Hobey!!
                Originally posted by Quizmire
                mns, this is why i love you.

                Originally posted by Markt
                MNS - forking genius.

                Originally posted by asterisk hat
                MNS - sometimes you gotta answer your true calling. I think yours is being a pimp.

                Originally posted by hockeybando
                I am a fan of MNS.

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                • Originally posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
                  Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins. Let me guess, it will be to a non-extradition country...

                  https://mobile.twitter.com/davidmack...63811737432064
                  Does the Secret Service have to protect him then?
                  Russell Jaslow
                  [Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
                  U.S. College Hockey Online

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                  • Originally posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
                    Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins. Let me guess, it will be to a non-extradition country...

                    https://mobile.twitter.com/davidmack...63811737432064
                    We all know the only place on that list which is a semi-realistic destination for him is Russia. The rest either want nothing to do with him (Jhina), or are too brown/black/Mooselimb for his taste (UAE, Bahrain). He can't even pronounce Namibia, so they're definitely out. He was nothing but a useful idiot to Kim Fatty III, so the Norks aren't calling him back either.

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                    • Originally posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
                      Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins. Let me guess, it will be to a non-extradition country...

                      https://mobile.twitter.com/davidmack...63811737432064
                      Pinky Swear?
                      "I went over the facts in my head, and admired how much uglier the situation had just become. Over the years I've learned that ignorance is more than just bliss. It's freaking orgasmic ecstasy".- Harry Dresden, Blood Rites


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                      • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                        We all know the only place on that list which is a semi-realistic destination for him is Russia. The rest either want nothing to do with him (Jhina), or are too brown/black/Mooselimb for his taste (UAE, Bahrain). He can't even pronounce Namibia, so they're definitely out. He was nothing but a useful idiot to Kim Fatty III, so the Norks aren't calling him back either.
                        Will he share an apartment with Snowden?

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                        • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                          We all know the only place on that list which is a semi-realistic destination for him is Russia. The rest either want nothing to do with him (Jhina), or are too brown/black/Mooselimb for his taste (UAE, Bahrain). He can't even pronounce Namibia, so they're definitely out. He was nothing but a useful idiot to Kim Fatty III, so the Norks aren't calling him back either.
                          Be fitting if he ended up in a shythole country.

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                          • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

                            Will he share an apartment with Snowden?
                            You're telling me Snowden didn't get a lovely dacha in the countryside for his services to the Kremlin, and is instead housed in some sh*tty Moscow plattenbau?

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                            • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                              You're telling me Snowden didn't get a lovely dacha in the countryside for his services to the Kremlin, and is instead housed in some sh*tty Moscow plattenbau?
                              I dunno but I'm sure Glenn Greenwald is camped out in back yard mad at the Dems...
                              "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                              -aparch

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                              -INCH

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                              • https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1317577844835319809

                                4 years later, Hillary is still free. Now it's Whitmer they want locked up.

                                You'd think they'd have realized by now that he sold them a bill of goods on the investigations and prosecutions of supposedly "criminal" Democrats.

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