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« on: August 21, 2020, 04:00:25 PM »
I watched the whole DNC and thought they did a great job. I'd give them an A, but not an A+.  Biden put to rest any actual concern about his mental ability or his passion in his acceptance speech last night, although the GOP will continue its assault on his cognitive capacity.  I'd vote for him over Trump even if he was half demented.

Each night of the convention had its inspiring moments.  Pretty good for the first virtual convention ever.  We will see what the GOP does next week, if I can stand to watch it.

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 10:52:48 PM »
Don't have to answer if you don't want to but I can't recall if you ever said which way you voted last time.
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Re: DNC
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2020, 02:19:42 AM »
Don't have to answer if you don't want to but I can't recall if you ever said which way you voted last time.

No problem.  I voted Hillary in 2016, not because I especially like her, but because I was against Trump.  From 1984 to 2006 I voted Republican. After I learned that they lied about Iraq I started voting for third parties until 2016. When I saw that Trump was the GOP nominee, I started voting Democratic. I can't ever see myself voting for the GOP unless it is in a local election like for a judge that I support.  This year, I sincerely like Joe Biden.  I've donated the max of $2800 to his campaign and have his signs in my yard and his sticker on my truck.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2020, 02:25:48 AM »
Furthermore, I can't wait to see Kamala debate Pence in the VP debate.  She will wipe the floor with his slimy ass.

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2020, 09:09:24 AM »
Furthermore, I can't wait to see Kamala debate Pence in the VP debate.  She will wipe the floor with his slimy ass.

Now, that is what we can all agree upon  :).
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2020, 09:14:35 AM »
Don't have to answer if you don't want to but I can't recall if you ever said which way you voted last time.

No problem.  I voted Hillary in 2016, not because I especially like her, but because I was against Trump.  From 1984 to 2006 I voted Republican. After I learned that they lied about Iraq I started voting for third parties until 2016. When I saw that Trump was the GOP nominee, I started voting Democratic. I can't ever see myself voting for the GOP unless it is in a local election like for a judge that I support.  This year, I sincerely like Joe Biden.  I've donated the max of $2800 to his campaign and have his signs in my yard and his sticker on my truck.

Thank you on behalf of the free world for what you are doing.
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Re: DNC
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2020, 09:14:59 AM »
Furthermore, I can't wait to see Kamala debate Pence in the VP debate.  She will wipe the floor with his slimy ass.

Now, that is what we can all agree upon  :).

Oh yes!
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Re: DNC
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2020, 12:28:45 AM »
I have, unkindly, categorized Pence as a weasel. Harris, if aroused, could become a honey badger. Her background as a prosecuting attorney has given her some useful debate weapons. 

Harris is going to catch some flak about having unfairly prosecuted a lot of minority people.  I suspect that she can defend herself satisfactorily or better. 

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Re: DNC
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2020, 04:48:53 AM »
I've seen around the web where Biden/Harris are classified as communists. Make of that what you will, but I actually know people who "think" like that. I'm not actually totally pleased with either one of them, but they are orders of magnitude better than their competition. I'll vote for them as a step towards better. It's going to be a long ride to "better yet", as it is cyclical. But the trend IS towards better, with them. The thing to remember is that H Sap is a vicious creature, made so by millennia of evolution, and takes a lot of education before acting like a true thinking animal. Education in the US has taken a beating, which doesn't really help any.

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Re: DNC
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2020, 08:29:19 PM »
I've seen around the web where Biden/Harris are classified as communists. Make of that what you will, but I actually know people who "think" like that. I'm not actually totally pleased with either one of them, but they are orders of magnitude better than their competition. I'll vote for them as a step towards better. It's going to be a long ride to "better yet", as it is cyclical. But the trend IS towards better, with them. The thing to remember is that H Sap is a vicious creature, made so by millennia of evolution, and takes a lot of education before acting like a true thinking animal. Education in the US has taken a beating, which doesn't really help any.
I'll try not to derail the thread but I just wanted to add that the US ranks at number 26 with China at number one on everything according to Education rankings by country. You have to scroll to the bottom to see the overall results. You can also sort the table by clicking on the headings. You'll see that China tops the list regardless of the sorting.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2020, 11:26:23 AM »
I've seen around the web where Biden/Harris are classified as communists. Make of that what you will, but I actually know people who "think" like that. I'm not actually totally pleased with either one of them, but they are orders of magnitude better than their competition. I'll vote for them as a step towards better. It's going to be a long ride to "better yet", as it is cyclical. But the trend IS towards better, with them. The thing to remember is that H Sap is a vicious creature, made so by millennia of evolution, and takes a lot of education before acting like a true thinking animal. Education in the US has taken a beating, which doesn't really help any.
I'll try not to derail the thread but I just wanted to add that the US ranks at number 26 with China at number one on everything according to Education rankings by country. You have to scroll to the bottom to see the overall results. You can also sort the table by clicking on the headings. You'll see that China tops the list regardless of the sorting.

Maybe schools in the USA should more focus on teaching math than gender studies  ;)
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Re: DNC
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2020, 07:41:42 PM »
I've seen around the web where Biden/Harris are classified as communists. Make of that what you will, but I actually know people who "think" like that. I'm not actually totally pleased with either one of them, but they are orders of magnitude better than their competition. I'll vote for them as a step towards better. It's going to be a long ride to "better yet", as it is cyclical. But the trend IS towards better, with them. The thing to remember is that H Sap is a vicious creature, made so by millennia of evolution, and takes a lot of education before acting like a true thinking animal. Education in the US has taken a beating, which doesn't really help any.
I'll try not to derail the thread but I just wanted to add that the US ranks at number 26 with China at number one on everything according to Education rankings by country. You have to scroll to the bottom to see the overall results. You can also sort the table by clicking on the headings. You'll see that China tops the list regardless of the sorting.

Maybe schools in the USA should more focus on teaching math than gender studies  ;)

Are gender studies even a thing until college?  Because I'm thinking we need to be leaning hard into the math and science way earlier than that.
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Re: DNC
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2020, 09:12:20 PM »
I've seen around the web where Biden/Harris are classified as communists. Make of that what you will, but I actually know people who "think" like that. I'm not actually totally pleased with either one of them, but they are orders of magnitude better than their competition. I'll vote for them as a step towards better. It's going to be a long ride to "better yet", as it is cyclical. But the trend IS towards better, with them. The thing to remember is that H Sap is a vicious creature, made so by millennia of evolution, and takes a lot of education before acting like a true thinking animal. Education in the US has taken a beating, which doesn't really help any.
I'll try not to derail the thread but I just wanted to add that the US ranks at number 26 with China at number one on everything according to Education rankings by country. You have to scroll to the bottom to see the overall results. You can also sort the table by clicking on the headings. You'll see that China tops the list regardless of the sorting.

Maybe schools in the USA should more focus on teaching math than gender studies  ;)

Are gender studies even a thing until college?  Because I'm thinking we need to be leaning hard into the math and science way earlier than that.
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