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Good Evening Widdershins

I’m as full as a tick from ribs, potato salad, corn on the cob, and pasta salad.  My contribution was one of those giant cookie cakes and ice cream.  I am really in need of a nap right now to let all of that settle, however I thought we’d take a look at some of the political cartoons of the past week.

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Okay, that’s it for me.  I definitely feel that nap coming on.  Take the conversation wherever you wish.

 

Good day Widdershins

There’s some good news concerning the November 2020 election.  A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll shows Biden leading tRump by six points.  That includes there being a third party candidate running also.  (I have to wonder what Suffolk knows that we don’t know about a 3rd candidate). With no third party candidate it’ a 10 point lead.  Without a doubt Trump’s handling of the Covid pandemic played a big part in that.

The findings underscore the challenge the deadly pandemic is posing to the president’s political standing, which has proved durable through investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a Senate impeachment trial over his dealings with Ukraine and other controversies.

Now Trump’s standing may be threatened in the face of questions about the response he and his administration have made to a disease that has cost more than 55,000 lives in the United States and imperiled the nation’s economy.

 

Opinions of those polled were varied of course:  From this:

“I had to give up watching the White House briefings,” said Democrat Eric Haenfler, 67, a retired music teacher and band director from Gilbert, Arizona, who was called in the poll. “I couldn’t stand to watch him say ignorant things. They were just campaign rallies and gave no information – and what information he was giving was false and sometimes dangerous.”

To this:

But Mercedes Nazarian, 29, a political independent and bartender from Savannah, Georgia, said her support for Trump hadn’t been shaken. “I think he’s doing the best to his ability,” she said in a follow-up interview. “I believe it’s out of his control at this point. I mean, nobody can control a virus.”

Note to Mercedes:  It would have been more controllable had tRump paid any attention to the Presidential Daily Briefs back in January and February.

Also interesting was that tRump lost support among men.  “While men still back Trump over Biden 46% to 35%, that’s a narrower advantage than in December, when it was 56% to 30%.”.  Women support Biden 53% to 30% according to the poll.

However it’s not all good news for Biden according to the poll.  His support has gotten a bit softer among A.A. voters:

His support among black voters has dropped in a hypothetical three-way race with Trump and a third-party candidate. Although the sample size is small, making precise comparisons unreliable, about two-thirds of African American voters support Biden now; nearly eight in 10 had backed him in December. Those voters didn’t move to Trump, supported by just 8%. But one in four black voters now say they are undecided or would vote for a third-party candidate.

That’s fixable depending on who Biden selects as a veep candidate.  He’s already committed to selecting a woman and it could go a long way if he selects the right woman.  And if there is no third party candidate (go away Jill Stein and Tulsi) I think his numbers among A.A. voters will be fine.

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One other thing not Biden/Trump related.  This was a good read on “covid phobia”, i.e. people who need to get to an E.R. for, among other things, cardiac related issues.  They are afraid of going to the E.R.

Covid phobia is keeping people with serious heart symptoms away from ERs

 

Okie doke Widdershins that’s your (not so) Activist post.  mb has discussed the possibility of doing a Zoom talk-a-thon this weekend so we’ll see how that goes.

Open thread of course.

 

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

― Criss Jami

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“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”

― Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina

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Happy and good weekend Widdershins

We could also just say plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, n’est pas?

Nothing changes, he’s still a lying pile of steaming excrement and most likely his final utterance with his dying breath will also be a lie of some type.  Again, nothing changes right?

Sooo, let’s look at some songs about lies, liars, and the lies they tell.  I looked around for some new ones and hope you enjoy them.  Again, football weekend and LSU has an afternoon away game so I probably won’t be around much until later.

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So there you go Widdershins. Open thread of course and:

Allons les Tigres!

 

 

I would like you to do us a favor though

Good weekend Widdershins!

Yes, words are important.  Words have meaning and sometimes imply more than what they seem.

though
/T͟Hō/
despite the fact that; although.
“though they were speaking in undertones, Philip could hear them”
even if (introducing a possibility).
“you will be informed of its progress, slow though that may be”
however; but (introducing something opposed to or qualifying what has just been said).
“her first name was Rose, though no one called her that”
adverb
however (indicating that a factor qualifies or imposes restrictions on what was said previously).
“I was hunting for work. Jobs were scarce though”

Donald Trump will soon find out how important words are since his words will probably soon lead to him being only the second U.S. President to be impeached. Of course we Widdershins, being the politically astute crowd that we are, all know that Nixon resigned before he could be impeached.

So lets take a look at some songs about words.  They’re out there.

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So there ya go Widdershins.  Big football day today, Saturday, for me.  LSU is playing Flo-Rita in a night game at Tiger Stadium.

Also, it’s an election day today and I have fingers crossed that John Bel Edwards gets the 50% plus 1 that will enable him to win outright in the primary and avoid a runoff.  He might be a blue dog Democrat but he’s given us expanded Medicaid and a state surplus in the budget.  As Molly Ivins wrote: You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You

Open thread of course but your musical contributions are always appreciated.

 

There are so many ways to look at Drumpf’s lack of fitness for the job of POTUS. To name a few:

  1. His abuse of the office of President for his and his cabal’s personal gain, for which the Democrats have opened an impeachment investigation.
  2. His indebtedness to hostile foreign countries like Russia, China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia.
  3. His well-documented history of sexual assault and rape, including a long-time association with pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
  4. His corruption of the Senate, the Justice Department and the Supreme Court.
  5. His racism, which infects and contaminates all his foreign and domestic policy decisions.

These are all ample reasons to declare that gob of orange goo unfit for office. But there’s one reason I don’t notice a lot of punditry talking about: he’s too emotional to be President.

It often strikes me how the language used to describe the Mango Moron is so very different from the language used to describe any other President. Here are just a few examples from the past few days.

Went rogue

Panic

Erratic, abnormal, bizarre, unhinged, off the rails

Toddler, temper tantrum

Angry, in a panic

Crazy

Meltdowns

This is not how any leader should act, much less the leader of the free world. Yet where are the judgments being passed on his lack of fitness for being President because of his overabundance of emotion? Where are covers like this?

Where’s all the condemnation of his endless tweeting about his own imaginary genius and “great and unmatched wisdom?” Why has the media ignored his acting like an insane person every day, in public? Why aren’t they constantly demanding his resignation?

My theory is that Drumpf is allowed to be emotionally unfit for office because the media doesn’t take him seriously as President. They think of him as a clown and an entertainer, so they just give him a pass on everything.

As we’ve seen, however, IQ45 is more than happy to exercise the powers, real and imagined, of the President of the United States. As unfit and clownish as he is, he really in charge of the military. He really has the nuclear codes. He really can make horrible deals with foreign countries that deeply damage our economy. He really can lift sanctions on Russia and expose allies, like Ukraine and Syrian Kurds, to death at the hands of his foreign masters.

The media had better get its sh*t together, and soon. I don’t think we’re going to make it past 2020 with this lunatic at the helm.

He’s just too emotional.

This is an open thread.

 


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