Tuesday Open Thread

“Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.”

–Bryant H. McGill

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  1. Powerful PearPowerful Pear says:

    Brown Tulsi Gabbard has such a target rich environment tonight on which Democrat  KOOK candidate to destroy. It could be white Joe Biden, which would benefit red Elizabeth Warren. Maybe yellow Andrew Yang will drop out out throw his support to black Spartacus. No matter who wins the debate tonight, America looses.

      • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

        Let loose the dogs?  Or maybe just lose the dog?  One of the best analogies of the current presidency on the interwebs this morning:

        It got us thinking about his presidency as a whole, and it reminded us that bad things are happening because we elected a big mouth who doesn’t actually know anything about anything. It’s like the dog who caught the car. But only if you think about that saying in really literal terms. Like you have to picture the dog running hard to catch a shiny Corvette. He’s running hard, he gets up next to the car and jumps in the driver’s seat. He did it! He caught the car! And so he’s driving this car and people see him and scream in horror and worry about the damage he’ll cause and others are cheering and raising beers because it’s a dog driving a car and woohoo and screw you if you can’t handle it. And then there’s the dog. His tail is wagging and his tongue is out, but like everyone watching, it never occurred to him what would happen if he ever actually caught the car. And so now he’s realizing his paws won’t stay on the wheel, his other paws don’t reach the pedals, he can’t read road signs and just in general that he’s a dog who doesn’t know anything about driving a car. So he’s pissing and shitting all over the inside of the car as he careens wildly and we’re all left to wonder how far he can go, how long it will last and how many people he’s going to kill. People, we gotta find a way to stop that fucking car. 

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Roger never made it as far as “L” . . .

        . . . he got frustrated by all those weird angles trying to figure out how to ckkkrayon a recognizable “K”.

        . . . that, and he had run out of fingers.

        • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

          Leave it to the moron to inadvertently point out a marvelous thing we should truly celebrate.

          Our candidates span the entire range of human skin pigment…WELL DONE, DEMOCRATS!!#

          HT to my Cat.

    • unnamed says:

      No matter who wins the debate tonight, America looses Putin loses.

       

      Fixed it for you.  Including your spelling error.

    • Genghis says:

      The longer Gabbard continues her clown show presidential campaign, whining and wasting money, the easier things will be for her Democratic primary opponent. That's a good thing for Hawaii's Second Congressional District and the U.S. as a whole.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Pfruity Klan Flakes for breakfast again, Roger??!

    • itlduso says:

      "Brown", "Red", "Yellow", "White"?

      You're a racist asshole.

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      Gabbard may have a target rich environment, but appears to be mainly a curiosity. With "Gabbard" the most searched for term after the first two debates, she couldn't qualify for the third. 

      She has such an eclectic mix of ideology, policies and alliances, I continue to be surprised when I find one of her backers.  Powerful Pear, I wouldn't think you would support her commitment to Medicare For All, with only supplemental private insurance.  She backs the concept of a Green New Deal, criticizing some of the vagueness.  She's sponsored legislation to have 100 percent clean energy by 2035.

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      Speaking of red Pfruit, only a good ol' white man like yourself can enjoy how the red disappears from this map.  Even with this, we still have one-too-many Pocahontas', amirite? 

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      So this must be what a conservative means when talking about a color-blind society….

  2. Powerful PearPowerful Pear says:

    Drat! Another spelling erro.

  3. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Good News/Bad News.  Bad News: Republican SoS in Ohio was ready to purge 40,000 active voters due to errors in their data.  Good News: The SoS released the purge list to voter rights organizations for independent verification first.

    Ohio Was Set to Purge 235,000 Voters. It Was Wrong About 20%.

    When Ohio released a list of people it planned to strike from its voting rolls, around 40,000 people shouldn’t have been on it. The state only found out because of volunteer sleuthing.

    Curiously, about 20,000 were in one heavily Democratic county.  Hmm… 

    And voting rights groups found an unexplained tranche — around 20,000 people — who had been marked to be purged because of inactivity in future election cycles, but were actually active voters in previous Ohio elections. These voters were in Franklin County, a Democratic stronghold in the state.

    I wonder if our own Honey Badger will fly up to Ohio to make sure those 40,000 voters stay purged, especially in Franklin County?

  4. Arvadonian1Arvadonian1 says:

     "If someone is looking to kick 149 million Americans off their current health insurance in 4 years, then I’m not your candidate; if you want to use a bunch of hard-working people’s money to send rich people’s kids to college, for free, then I’m not your candidate; and just because people say ideas are bold doesn’t mean they are bold, they may be bad.” –Amy Klobuchar

    The common sense wing of the Democratic party is finally heard from…. 

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      But unfortunately she is still polling only about a point higher than Michael Bennet. frown

      I am definitely not being critical – I like Amy and sent her campaign some money – but sadly common sense will probably not win the nomination.

      The folks making crazy promises to appeal to the left wing base occupy two of the three front runner slots.

      The only real chance which Amy or Mayor Pete (my second choice) is if Biden were to drop out thereby opening the leadership position of the common sense wing of the party.

    • DENependent says:

      I, for one, would love to be kicked off my health insurance. It goes up every year and covers almost nothing and I am one of the "lucky" ones with "good" employer provided health insurance. My co-workers who are not even officially part time are even worse off. And even when I get to official full time status in Jan. 2021 the threat of going back to where I am due to a severe illness would still hang over me.

      I would love to know if the things going wrong with me are something that is treatable, but I don't have enough money for the (*&^ tests.

      Health insurance in America sucks.

      • MADCO says:

        ^^this

        DEN – 
        you are not alone, and I hope it gets better.

        It's supposed to get better, if it can.

        Millions of Americans have medical insurance they think they like.
        Most of them are not sick.
        Most of them are happy to have their job- and haven't really considered how they are trapped into that employer insurance.
        Many of them wouldn't notice much change in a universal coverage plan.
        And many don't question why the CEO of United Health caer makes $354mm in a year.

        • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

          Echoing MADCO.  I was diagnosed with Lyme's earlier this summer – the first medical issue I've had in my entire adult life.  Although I thought I had fair insurance, I've discovered it's substantially lacking.  I never thought I'd see the day that turning 65 would look good (and I have a ways to go). 

    • PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

      43.8 million underinsured
      19.3 million lose insurance for some period
      24 million uninsured

      vs.

      0 underinsured
      0 lose insurance for some period
      0 uninsured

      It's just common sense:

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