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  1. 1. He could refuse to leave, but at 12:00 noon on January 20, 2021 he ceases to be president and if he refuses to leave the White House, he will be removed by the US Marshals. There are those who believe that if Trump loses decisively in November, he will immediately resign and have Pence pardon him. This makes sense when there are likely multiple prosecutors ready to file charges against Trump just as soon as he is a civilian again. Trump knows he's toast without a pardon, and the only way he can get a pardon is for a president to give him one. He may even float a trial balloon that maybe he'll pardon himself. I mean, why wouldn't he? 2. There is no way he has any authority at all to stop an election. He can, however, slow down the postal service so that legitimate votes are held up past the deadline to be recorded, thus initiating the mother of all litigious sh**storms. I am almost certain that it may be days before we find out who the next president is, especially if this ends up a lot closer than the pundits are now suggesting.
  2. RealClearPolitics has an interactive Electoral College map that is really interesting to play around with. You can see what happens when a Trump state flips blue.
  3. Never thought I'd live to see the day when: 1. Americans were barred from entering Canada. 2. Weed was legal. 3. My duly elected government was openly advocating the use of glory holes for safe sex. Strange days, indeed. Most peculiar, mama.
  4. A cognitive test is NOT part of the standard battery of tests a doctor orders as routine. There is no "blood, urine and mental competency testing" combination. You only get a cognitive test if there is reason to suspect cognitive impairment. Trump's cognitive impairment is his failure to understand that he wouldn't be tested with an easily accessible test if there were no reason to test him. And the last "five questions" that he claims are hard literally ask him to give his location, the day of the week and what year it is. He brags that he got them all right. The best and some people say maybe the best that's ever been done. How anybody can contemplate choosing this oaf to be their leader for another four years is beyond belief.
  5. When you are Trump, hyperbole is as important as Big Macs and oxygen. When he was trying to sell Doral as a location for the next G7 event, he said: "Best location. Right next to the airport, Miami International -- one of the biggest airports in the world. Some people say it's the biggest. But one of the biggest airports in the world. It's only minutes away. It would've been great." Narrator: Miami airport was the 45th busiest airport in the world in 2019. It isn't even Florida's busiest airport, sitting behind Orlando, and it is not in the ten busiest airports in North America. But some say it's the biggest in the world.
  6. Trump once again showing his geographic mastery. "The result of this federally mandated shutdown would be the wholesale destruction of the entire energy industry and many other industries, the economic evisceration of entire communities and the unfettered offshoring of millions of our best jobs to foreign countries and foreign polluters. Million and millions of jobs would go.Thousands and thousands of countries would be at a level that you've never seen." Edit: There are 195 countries on earth. No word yet about countries on nearby planets.
  7. Absolutely right. I have been there many, many times, and it has always been in a different place. Go figure.
  8. Yes, but Trump doesn't/can't read. He would, however, see his name on the cover and think because tales of his misdeeds would be a number one best seller, he could brag about being number one. "I guess I've been good for the publishers, better than anyone has ever seen and we're setting records for the greatest ratings by any president, except maybe Lincoln, and you know he was a Republican. Nobody knew that. I tell people and they say, Sir, I never knew that."
  9. Thanks for the clarification. I thought that your response was tied to the previous poster's point that 90% of all crime was perpetrated by children of single parent families. I don't dispute that 91% of black single families are headed by mothers, but I also thought you were conflating the 90% of crimes committed with 91% of single parents being black, thereby implying that black kids from single parent families commit 90% of crimes. I'm pretty sure that's not what you meant.
  10. Is your source documentary or are you just pulling numbers out the air? I'd be interested to see your data. Depends. You fail to consider generational poverty, which is as it sounds: poverty within a family that spans multiple generations. Believe me, most if not all of these folks know how to work the system and virtually all of them have two-adult families. (Funny thing: when partners split up in poverty, they almost always hook up with another person within a very short time) They may be dysfunctional as hell by middle class standards, but these folks know how to survive day to day. I wonder if any of us who are not living in poverty could actually survive in poverty. Here's a quick checklist to see. You would need to check most if not all of these to survive. ***If anybody is interested, I also have checklists for "Could you survive in the Middle Class" and "Could you survive in Wealth". Send me a private message and I'll share.
  11. Good observation. I'm certain the Democratic Party realizes they need to make the voters choose between a unified, coherent and comprehensive platform and the chaos that is Trump world. Forget Trump's base which will jump, beg and fetch when so directed, but the undecideds are going to want to hear concrete plans, not three word slogans that mean nothing. (Drain the swamp, Build the Wall, Lock her up.) Trump has no plan, no vision and is completely out of ideas. Worse, he listens to nobody but his own distorted self. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is organizing and building alliances and formulating plans and vetting VP candidates while Donald is obsessed with statues, flags and confederate generals even as he ignores the realities of COVID-19.
  12. Excuse me....I just wanted to know if it was still okay to post Joe Biden stuff in the Joe Biden thread or has it completely morphed into a bash Trudeau thread? Thanks.
  13. So the duo Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A out of respect for the racially sensitive nature of the antebellum period, which was when slavery was deeply ingrained in Southern culture.

    THEN, the duo turns around and sues a black blues performer named Anita White who has performed under the name Lady A. The duo wants the legal rights to the name and are willing to sue the lady to get the name. lives don't matter?

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    2. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      "That's some white privilege" - The Real Lady A

    3. NUCKER67


      They're not fooling anyone. We know what the A stands for.  

    4. stawns


      and The Dixie Chicks are now The Chicks

  14. "His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it." Guess who? (written by Walter Langer, Harvard)