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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5350 on: November 06, 2020, 08:44:42 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5351 on: November 06, 2020, 08:54:31 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Yet another indefensible position.  Brussel sprouts can be amazing.  Having them for lunch today.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5352 on: November 06, 2020, 08:57:56 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Yet another indefensible position.  Brussel sprouts can be amazing.  Having them for lunch today.

I’m normally not a violent person, but I am this close to starting a civil war!

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5353 on: November 06, 2020, 09:00:07 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Yet another indefensible position.  Brussel sprouts can be amazing.  Having them for lunch today.

I had brussel sprouts and beets for dinner last night.

Cut the brussel sprouts in half, coat in butter, sprinkle with black pepper, salt, and fresh parmesan cheese and bake at about 400 for 20-30 minutes.

Cube the beets about a half inch, then toss with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, a little drizzle of honey, and rosemary.  Roast at 425 for about 40 minutes (until they get crispy).

Both recipes make pretty tasty stuff.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5354 on: November 06, 2020, 09:00:34 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Yet another indefensible position.  Brussel sprouts can be amazing.  Having them for lunch today.

I had brussel sprouts and beets for dinner last night.

Cut the brussel sprouts in half, coat in butter, sprinkle with black pepper, salt, and fresh parmesan cheese and bake at about 400 for 20-30 minutes.

Cube the beets about a half inch, then toss with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, a little drizzle of honey, and rosemary.  Roast at 425 for about 40 minutes (until they get crispy).

Both recipes make pretty tasty stuff.

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Now I want brussel sprouts and beets!

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5355 on: November 06, 2020, 09:07:19 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Fake news.

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« Reply #5356 on: November 06, 2020, 09:08:00 AM »
I did some checking, and apparently John Adams--our great and revered founding father--did not attend the inauguration of his rival successor Thomas Jefferson.

Maybe we need to be a little more discerning about our republican values?

Will we also get a set of letters that Biden and Trump will write each other on their death beds talking fondly of each other's accomplishments?

Interesting you bring that up, I'm actually working on a letter to my children (Kinder and 3rd grade) explaining my Biden vote because the issues that motivate seem...not age appropriate for them now. Part of what motivates me is the thought that they might study history years from now and wonder why all their family (apart from me it seems) voted for this man, so I want to leave a record behind.

This is one hell of a difficult balance to walk.

I live in a liberal bubble. My DD (12yo) possibly hears many things from school and asks very inquisitive questions that I struggle to find good answers for.

Last week, when pumpkin curving, she quipped - "This is our Trumpkin, orange and round and should be thrown away in November!".

The week before, we went grocery shopping and there were a few trump nuts gathered outside in a public square and making speeches! She asked me very seriously - "Dad, do these people support putting kids in cages"? I mumbled something about "different opinions" and such that sounded half a**ed even to my own ears.

If you are up to it, please share any tips on how you plan to discuss this with the kids. It is bloody difficult to discuss this topic without painting half of the country as evil!

ctuser this hits home. My 8 year old has been saying the most insane things this election cycle. We live in a Midwest Red state, Kansas. Historically I would say I was Republican. Trump and his merry band has pushed me further and further away. Example of things my son would say, "Barbara Bollier is bad for Kansas" and "she wants to take our guns like in Australia". I was floored...we don't have cable and rarely watch antenna TV. YouTube was the culprit. He must have heard that negative ad hundreds of times over the course of that last few months. Now, I don't agree with Dr. Bollier's policies and I understand the nature of political ads, but he doesn't. I tried explaining that some people care so much about winning that they will do everything in their power to win. That includes lying and manipulating the truth. I'm trying to teach him that there are always two sides to every story and he shouldn't pass judgement based on one side of the story. I just hope that over the next 10 years I can help him learn to thing for himself and remain open to differing opinions by the time he is voting.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5357 on: November 06, 2020, 09:20:42 AM »
I'm trying to teach him that there are always two sides to every story and he shouldn't pass judgement based on one side of the story. I just hope that over the next 10 years I can help him learn to thing for himself and remain open to differing opinions by the time he is voting.

My kids are younger so I haven't hit this particular problem yet, but look up some info on how to teach critical thinking and be very intentional about it (also finances). Those are not a skills that they will learn from school, at least pre-college level. And many people never learn.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5358 on: November 06, 2020, 09:23:59 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Yet another indefensible position.  Brussel sprouts can be amazing.  Having them for lunch today.

I had brussel sprouts and beets for dinner last night.

Cut the brussel sprouts in half, coat in butter, sprinkle with black pepper, salt, and fresh parmesan cheese and bake at about 400 for 20-30 minutes.

Cube the beets about a half inch, then toss with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, a little drizzle of honey, and rosemary.  Roast at 425 for about 40 minutes (until they get crispy).

Both recipes make pretty tasty stuff.

:P

We cut the brussels in half, steamed them, then fried them in a pan with butter, salt, pepper, and bacon.   

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5359 on: November 06, 2020, 09:27:00 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Yet another indefensible position.  Brussel sprouts can be amazing.  Having them for lunch today.

I had brussel sprouts and beets for dinner last night.

Cut the brussel sprouts in half, coat in butter, sprinkle with black pepper, salt, and fresh parmesan cheese and bake at about 400 for 20-30 minutes.

Cube the beets about a half inch, then toss with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, a little drizzle of honey, and rosemary.  Roast at 425 for about 40 minutes (until they get crispy).

Both recipes make pretty tasty stuff.

:P

We cut the brussels in half, steamed them, then fried them in a pan with butter, salt, pepper, and bacon.

Definitely one of our favorite sides. Or you can slice them thinly and saute them fully in the butter/bacon fat.

My favorite beet dish involves cutting the beets into bite-sized chunks, roasting them with olive oil/salt/pepper, and mixing the warm beets with orange-balsamic vinaigrette (add some juice and zest to standard balsamic vinagrette), chopped pecans or walnuts, and soft goat cheese.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5360 on: November 06, 2020, 09:32:08 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

Yet another indefensible position.  Brussel sprouts can be amazing.  Having them for lunch today.

I had brussel sprouts and beets for dinner last night.

Cut the brussel sprouts in half, coat in butter, sprinkle with black pepper, salt, and fresh parmesan cheese and bake at about 400 for 20-30 minutes.

Cube the beets about a half inch, then toss with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, a little drizzle of honey, and rosemary.  Roast at 425 for about 40 minutes (until they get crispy).

Both recipes make pretty tasty stuff.

:P

We cut the brussels in half, steamed them, then fried them in a pan with butter, salt, pepper, and bacon.

Definitely one of our favorite sides. Or you can slice them thinly and saute them fully in the butter/bacon fat.

My favorite beet dish involves cutting the beets into bite-sized chunks, roasting them with olive oil/salt/pepper, and mixing the warm beets with orange-balsamic vinaigrette (add some juice and zest to standard balsamic vinagrette), chopped pecans or walnuts, and soft goat cheese.

Mmmmmm... that beet dish sounds delicious. I love both beets and Brussels sprouts.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5361 on: November 06, 2020, 10:13:11 AM »
I like brussel sprouts (now that I know how to cook them properly) but beets are too sweet for a vegetable, so I guess I'm a split ticket.

And yes the point is not that children are in cages, but that Trump changed the policy so it was ROUTINE that children even babies were separated from their parents at the border. Previously Obama administration did separate children from parents but it wasn't routine policy, was done in case of suspicion of trafficking or other situations where the child was considered at risk.

When the Trump policy of separation was discussed (Stephen Miller was an architect of it), it was framed as a being deterrent (essentially something so horrible, it would be heard about and deter both legal and illegal immigration to the border. As many others have stated, the lines to register legally are often so long, that it is essentially made impossible to legal file for amesty and legal immigrant status and these separations occurred both at illega spots on the border AND legal immigration stations.  https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/06/17/family-separation-under-trump-administration-timeline

Because the best person to protect a child is its own parents, in cases of resettlement and refugees, the separation of children from their families is considered a UN human rights violation.
 
“The policy of some governments to separate children from their parents solely based on their immigration status and as a deterrent to irregular migration is both shocking and violates the human rights of the children with long-lasting effects on the health of the child,” stated the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Ms. Renate Winter.  https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23764&LangID=E
 
a timeline of Trump changing the policy at the border
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/06/17/family-separation-under-trump-administration-timeline
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« Reply #5362 on: November 06, 2020, 10:37:16 AM »
That’s like asking if Brussels sprouts are worse than beets.  They’re both objectively bad.

I find a lot your posts to be subjectively rather crazy, but this has to be the craziest.

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« Reply #5363 on: November 06, 2020, 11:23:40 AM »
Question: does an illegal border crossing constitute a crime, per the us penal code?

Follow up question: what normally happens to children when their parents are jailed and charged with a crime?
Apart from the unconscionable cruelty of separating these children, I don't often see people pointing out the sheer stupidity of it.  Those separated children whose parents cannot be found are now, de facto, permanent immigrants to the USA, precisely the opposite effect of what the Trump administration said it wanted.
And the very worst sort - the most expensive and the most likely to be criminal.

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Second, if you really believe that 70 million Americans are evil monsters, I have an Office of War Information poster for you...
That's true. Some are careless, some are clueless, some have priorities that seem strange to to other people.
Really evil people are only about 2030% of the Republican voters.

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I’m simply saying if you start with the premise these parents committed a crime, child separation is not a crazy leap to make.
Well, it is.
In "Socialist" states.

I had to look up Brussel sprouts and was shocked. Really? REALLY?
If you eat them the US has undoubtedly found it's end!!! shuddering so bad the neighbor hears it


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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5365 on: November 06, 2020, 05:30:07 PM »
You're all arguing that beets and brussel sprouts are delicious if you absolutely smother them in other foods and spices. How are they without all that stuff?

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« Reply #5366 on: November 06, 2020, 06:24:48 PM »
You're all arguing that beets and brussel sprouts are delicious if you absolutely smother them in other foods and spices. How are they without all that stuff?

I think both are great roasted with just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Is that too much “stuff” for you?  I also like both raw in salads.  Home-pickled beets ... yum. 



I need to add beets to my shopping list for next week.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5367 on: November 06, 2020, 06:53:35 PM »
You're all arguing that beets and brussel sprouts are delicious if you absolutely smother them in other foods and spices. How are they without all that stuff?

No, I love both with a minimum of dressing.

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« Reply #5368 on: November 06, 2020, 07:22:08 PM »
Mmm, cold sliced beets in salad. They're also good roasted with only olive oil, salt, and pepper. So are Brussels sprouts.

I just like to add bits of goat cheese and something a bit orangey to beets because the flavor combo is amazing. The beets are still very much the main flavor. Ditto for Brussels sprouts sauteed in a bit of bacon fat and topped with a bit of crumbled bacon. The bacon is the accent.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5369 on: November 06, 2020, 10:57:16 PM »
So this is what it will be like when Trump is gone? We can go back to talking about how we like our beets?

I'm looking forward to this.

Oh, and pickled, slightly sweet. Brussels sprouts are best with a lot of fat and a bit of char - fried, roasted, and grilled are all good.

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« Reply #5370 on: November 06, 2020, 10:58:18 PM »
I prefer my Brussels sprouts covered in foam.

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« Reply #5371 on: November 07, 2020, 12:35:39 AM »
If I would be a bible-devout christian, I would think that compelling evidence shows we have found the antichrist.

https://www.benjaminlcorey.com/could-american-evangelicals-spot-the-antichrist-heres-the-biblical-predictions/

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5372 on: November 07, 2020, 01:59:04 AM »
So this is what it will be like when Trump is gone? We can go back to talking about how we like our beets?

I'm looking forward to this.

Oh, and pickled, slightly sweet. Brussels sprouts are best with a lot of fat and a bit of char - fried, roasted, and grilled are all good.

Fun fact re: Brussels sprouts.  The varieties widely available today taste completely different from those available just 20 years ago.  Realizing that most people back then found Brussels sprouts to be bitter and pugnant, Dutch scientists cross-bred a number of varieties in the 1990s to remove the bitter compounds.  The resulting sprout started appearing in our food chain supply roughly a decade ago.

So:  if you hated Brussels sprouts as a kid, you might want to revisit them now, as they are actually different.  And of course, cook them properly.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/10/30/773457637/from-culinary-dud-to-stud-how-dutch-plant-breeders-built-our-brussels-sprouts-bo


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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5373 on: November 07, 2020, 05:59:19 AM »
If I would be a bible-devout christian, I would think that compelling evidence shows we have found the antichrist.

https://www.benjaminlcorey.com/could-american-evangelicals-spot-the-antichrist-heres-the-biblical-predictions/
.  Wow. I don't go into interpreting revelations because it seems like horoscopes. But that is creepy.

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« Reply #5374 on: November 07, 2020, 06:28:52 AM »
If I would be a bible-devout christian, I would think that compelling evidence shows we have found the antichrist.

https://www.benjaminlcorey.com/could-american-evangelicals-spot-the-antichrist-heres-the-biblical-predictions/
.  Wow. I don't go into interpreting revelations because it seems like horoscopes. But that is creepy.
Human nature hasn't changed in 3,000 years, so the signs of a would-be autocrat and dictator then are the same as the signs of a would-be autocrat and dictator now.

The seven named towers bit was seriously spooky, though.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5375 on: November 07, 2020, 06:29:56 AM »
If I would be a bible-devout christian, I would think that compelling evidence shows we have found the antichrist.

https://www.benjaminlcorey.com/could-american-evangelicals-spot-the-antichrist-heres-the-biblical-predictions/
.  Wow. I don't go into interpreting revelations because it seems like horoscopes. But that is creepy.

Definitely creepy.
If I  were American and knew religious Trumpers I would be sending them that link.

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« Reply #5376 on: November 07, 2020, 06:43:46 AM »
If I would be a bible-devout christian, I would think that compelling evidence shows we have found the antichrist.

https://www.benjaminlcorey.com/could-american-evangelicals-spot-the-antichrist-heres-the-biblical-predictions/
.  Wow. I don't go into interpreting revelations because it seems like horoscopes. But that is creepy.

Definitely creepy.
If I  were American and knew religious Trumpers I would be sending them that link.

As with many other things, it may be a feature rather than a bug. Some American evangelicals think that the faster they can push the timeline along and make the prophecies come true, the faster Jesus will come back, rapture them, and smite the rest of us.

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« Reply #5377 on: November 07, 2020, 07:57:17 AM »
So this is what it will be like when Trump is gone? We can go back to talking about how we like our beets?

I'm looking forward to this.

Oh, and pickled, slightly sweet. Brussels sprouts are best with a lot of fat and a bit of char - fried, roasted, and grilled are all good.

Fun fact re: Brussels sprouts.  The varieties widely available today taste completely different from those available just 20 years ago.  Realizing that most people back then found Brussels sprouts to be bitter and pugnant, Dutch scientists cross-bred a number of varieties in the 1990s to remove the bitter compounds.  The resulting sprout started appearing in our food chain supply roughly a decade ago.

So:  if you hated Brussels sprouts as a kid, you might want to revisit them now, as they are actually different.  And of course, cook them properly.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/10/30/773457637/from-culinary-dud-to-stud-how-dutch-plant-breeders-built-our-brussels-sprouts-bo

Weird, really? I have always liked them/eaten them, even as a kid, and I haven’t noticed that the taste has changed.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5378 on: November 07, 2020, 08:38:32 AM »
You're all arguing that beets and brussel sprouts are delicious if you absolutely smother them in other foods and spices. How are they without all that stuff?

I think both are great roasted with just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Is that too much “stuff” for you?  I also like both raw in salads.  Home-pickled beets ... yum. 



I need to add beets to my shopping list for next week.

Now I'm really sorry I didn't ask my husband to grab brussel sprouts when he went to the store yesterday. Time for a roast!

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« Reply #5379 on: November 07, 2020, 09:16:44 AM »
If I would be a bible-devout christian, I would think that compelling evidence shows we have found the antichrist.

https://www.benjaminlcorey.com/could-american-evangelicals-spot-the-antichrist-heres-the-biblical-predictions/
.  Wow. I don't go into interpreting revelations because it seems like horoscopes. But that is creepy.

Definitely creepy.
If I  were American and knew religious Trumpers I would be sending them that link.

As with many other things, it may be a feature rather than a bug. Some American evangelicals think that the faster they can push the timeline along and make the prophecies come true, the faster Jesus will come back, rapture them, and smite the rest of us.

That is truly scary thinking, since the rest of us that will get smited is the vast majority of humanity.  So much for a loving god.  Or compassionate people.  Certainly not the Christian attitude I grew up with.

Plus since I think they are wrong, that means they are trying to drag us someplace horrible for no reason.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5380 on: November 07, 2020, 09:26:33 AM »
CNN just announced Joe Biden is President Elect!!!!

WOO HOO!!!

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« Reply #5381 on: November 07, 2020, 09:43:25 AM »
Our five year nightmare is ending.  Go Joe!

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« Reply #5382 on: November 07, 2020, 09:49:03 AM »
Go Joe and go Kamala!

This is a new beginning and did this country ever need one!

They said Trump was playing golf. I hope they called him and told him, YOU'RE FIRED!!! Hahahahahaha!


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« Reply #5383 on: November 07, 2020, 10:14:24 AM »
So happy. So relieved.

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« Reply #5384 on: November 07, 2020, 11:14:48 AM »
I can hear car honking and whooping. Its a beautiful day.

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« Reply #5385 on: November 07, 2020, 11:19:31 AM »
Let me then repeat that in the Swedish language, "trumpen" is an adjective meaning bitter and grumpy, often due to a perceived injustice.  :)

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« Reply #5386 on: November 07, 2020, 11:53:43 AM »
Let me then repeat that in the Swedish language, "trumpen" is an adjective meaning bitter and grumpy, often due to a perceived injustice.  :)

LOL.  I wonder if "drumpf" (i think that was the original family name spelling?) has a meaning in German?

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« Reply #5387 on: November 07, 2020, 01:54:27 PM »
They said Trump was playing golf. I hope they called him and told him, YOU'RE FIRED!!! Hahahahahaha!

The alt-right thinks Trump is out golfing because he knows he's going to win.

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« Reply #5388 on: November 07, 2020, 02:06:01 PM »
Let me then repeat that in the Swedish language, "trumpen" is an adjective meaning bitter and grumpy, often due to a perceived injustice.  :)

LOL.  I wonder if "drumpf" (i think that was the original family name spelling?) has a meaning in German?
"Trumpf" is a special card/color in card games that is "stronger" than all others. Aside of that I can't think of any meaning. But a lot of words have changed in meaning or writing or have gone extinct during the centuries.

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« Reply #5389 on: November 07, 2020, 04:56:45 PM »
So happy. So relieved.
Yes. And I certainly feel better about our health insurance costs and coverage.

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« Reply #5390 on: November 07, 2020, 10:27:07 PM »
What exactly is Trump doing?  All I have are these two tweets...

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« Reply #5391 on: November 07, 2020, 11:15:11 PM »
Apparently he is golfing.

Nothing is ever his fault. He is always the victim. He demands loyalty but offers none in return. He is incapable of empathy. Everything is about him. He can’t fathom the idea that 74 million people voted for Biden, and when you count other candidates, even more voted against him. And then, when it became apparent that Biden won, millions of people spilled into the streets to celebrate.

45 is a deeply flawed human being. He’s not thinking, and he doesn’t have the emotional maturity to examine his flawed emotional reactions and react for the good of the country.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5392 on: November 07, 2020, 11:22:29 PM »
I'm just hoping that Trump is so busy fuming, flailing around, tweeting, recounting and fighting his "legal" battles for the next 2 and a half months that he won't have time to do much damage or sabotage the country before January 21.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5393 on: November 07, 2020, 11:41:53 PM »
What exactly is Trump doing?  All I have are these two tweets...

Deny reality and claim victory. Same strategy as with the coronavirus.

He has dozens more tweets just as outrageous.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5394 on: November 07, 2020, 11:59:06 PM »
I'm just hoping that Trump is so busy fuming, flailing around, tweeting, recounting and fighting his "legal" battles for the next 2 and a half months that he won't have time to do much damage or sabotage the country before January 21.

I'm also curious if the Georgia runoffs will keep the rest of the GOP from doing anything particularly egregious (or supporting Trump doing the same) that you would otherwise see in a lame duck session.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5395 on: November 08, 2020, 01:32:37 AM »
You're all arguing that beets and brussel sprouts are delicious if you absolutely smother them in other foods and spices. How are they without all that stuff?
Don't know about beets but brussel sprouts are really nice steamed, both by themselfves or mixed with carrots and bell peppers.

My wife also stir fries them with different vegetables where they aren't fully cooked. But her not-fully cooked and mine are quite different. ;)

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5396 on: November 08, 2020, 02:31:00 AM »
I'm just hoping that Trump is so busy fuming, flailing around, tweeting, recounting and fighting his "legal" battles for the next 2 and a half months that he won't have time to do much damage or sabotage the country before January 21.

I'm also curious if the Georgia runoffs will keep the rest of the GOP from doing anything particularly egregious (or supporting Trump doing the same) that you would otherwise see in a lame duck session.

Trump just fired the heads of USAID, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the national nuclear security administration. I haven't seen any justification other than for USAID, a Trump acting appointee had to step aside a while ago because the law says you can only be "acting" for so long. He's now back in the seat.


Regarding the GOP's plans for the next month, Graham is calling Pennsylvania a bunch of lying snakes and saying he likes Biden and will work with him.  He also said "everything should be on the table" regarding the vote counting to include armed intervention by the Justice Department.  He criticizes Trump one day, and is kissing his ass the next. I wonder if he can keep track who he's supporting one day to the next. McConnell seems to be getting his pieces on the board in preparation for Biden's cabinet appointments.  We all know he's certainly capable of ramming through unpopular legislation when it suits him.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5398 on: November 09, 2020, 07:25:14 AM »
Also, liberal opinion site Slate.com has a nice series of pieces recording--one final time--the most egregious characters who were part of the Trump administration:

https://slate.com/tag/goodbye-trump-admin

Some notes:

  • Eric Trump did not merit his own piece
  • People who left early don't seem to be in this list (I'm looking at you, Jeff Sessions)
  • Far and away the DeVos piece is the one I've seen shared the most on social media, but--frankly--department of education is a lot less important than other parts of the cabinet. Replacing DeVos with someone of genuine expertise will be emotionally satisfying for teachers, but replacing Bill Barr with someone who does not believe in the unitary executive (and who is not named Rod Rosenstein) will be fantastic.

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Re: Trump outrage of the day
« Reply #5399 on: November 09, 2020, 07:39:19 AM »
How do you all think this transition is going to pan out. Trump seems to be unhinged, more than normal. Will he have any success fighting this election in the courts. It seems like a witch hunt and there is nothing to find. I wish Biden could kick Trump to the curb and start working. I am thrilled with how he is already putting together a team to battle the Corona Virus! This is what should have been done way back in the beginning of the year!