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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Trump's been rambling about how Biden needs to be drug tested. The Biden campaign responded:



    (Somebody better notify the authorities, I just witnessed a murder.)
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    The argument that Biden is senile and slipping really doesn't help with the goal of lowering expectations.

    The debate is going to be important as it is one of the few remaining potential gamechangers. Trump's top remaining hope is that Biden will screw up, as we really don't know how Biden will handle 90+ minutes of combative exchanges live.

    But if the guy who has held a high profile in politics for decades is able to handle himself well, the election might be pretty much over. Trump is also probably not the person to go after Biden on specific policy questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    New York Times just published an article on 15 YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS.

    It's worse than we thought.

    • In 2016 and 2017, he paid all of $750 in income taxes.
    • In 10 of the 15 years, he paid nothing.
    • He earned about $450 million on the Apprentice. He's blown more than that amount on his properties.
    • He owes $300 million in loans that come due to international lenders in 2022.
    • He's earned $73 million since aking office on licensing deals where he's being paid by India, the Philippines, and Turkey (which may have something to do with why he's so sweet on Erdogan)
    • He claimed $70,000 in credits for his hair care on the set of the Apprentice, and claimed another $95K for Ivanka's stylist.
    • In 2012, he took out a $100 million mortgage on the commercial space in Trump Tower. He took nearly the entire amount as a payout, his tax records show. His company has paid more than $15 million in interest on the loan, but nothing on the principal. The full $100 million comes due in 2022 [...]
    • The balances on those loans had not been paid down by the end of 2018. And the businesses carrying the bulk of the debt — the Doral golf resort ($125 million) and the Washington hotel ($160 million) — are struggling, which could make it difficult to find a lender willing to refinance it.
    Those returns also show that Ivanka is an accomplice in his tax evasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Those returns also show that Ivanka is an accomplice in his tax evasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Trump's been rambling about how Biden needs to be drug tested. The Biden campaign responded:



    (Somebody better notify the authorities, I just witnessed a murder.)
    That was a first class piece of destruction from the Biden camp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The argument that Biden is senile and slipping really doesn't help with the goal of lowering expectations.

    The debate is going to be important as it is one of the few remaining potential gamechangers. Trump's top remaining hope is that Biden will screw up, as we really don't know how Biden will handle 90+ minutes of combative exchanges live.

    But if the guy who has held a high profile in politics for decades is able to handle himself well, the election might be pretty much over. Trump is also probably not the person to go after Biden on specific policy questions.
    Trump's only shot, and it's a slim one is to turn the debate into a verbal version of a barroom brawl and hope he can lower Biden to his subterranean level. I suspect Biden is already aware of that strategy and will focus on policy issues, of which Trump is clueless about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The argument that Biden is senile and slipping really doesn't help with the goal of lowering expectations.

    The debate is going to be important as it is one of the few remaining potential gamechangers. Trump's top remaining hope is that Biden will screw up, as we really don't know how Biden will handle 90+ minutes of combative exchanges live.

    But if the guy who has held a high profile in politics for decades is able to handle himself well, the election might be pretty much over. Trump is also probably not the person to go after Biden on specific policy questions.
    When has Trump ever talked about policy, seriously? He rarely thinks that high level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Trump's been rambling about how Biden needs to be drug tested. The Biden campaign responded:



    (Somebody better notify the authorities, I just witnessed a murder.)
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-...es/ar-BB19v53s


    A little more than half of DISD families say they’ll return to campus. But who chooses to come back depends on family income, survey indicates

    According to a parent survey completed by two-thirds of Dallas ISD families, 53.2% plan to return to in-person instruction when it becomes available.

    That’s a higher rate than several other large districts in the Dallas area, many of which started in-person instruction weeks ago. For example, 47% of Plano families returned to campus after Labor Day, and 45% of Frisco students came back to school Aug. 13.

    Irving ISD, which starts in-person instruction Monday, will have only 39% of students on campus.

    In the district’s most affluent and least racially diverse campus, Lakewood Elementary, 4 out of every 5 parents indicated their desire to head back to face-to-face learning.

    That’s far different at Oak Cliff’s Barack Obama Young Men’s Leadership Academy, where only 31.4% of its high school contingent showed a desire to return -- the lowest rate in the district. Nearly all the academy’s students are Black or Latino and about three-quarters of them are from families who are struggling financially.

    While schools with predominantly Black enrollment slightly exceeded the district’s average for families choosing face-to-face (56.5%), the percentage of majority Latino campuses (53.1%) was just under DISD’s average. For DISD’s three schools with predominantly white enrollment -- Lakewood and Mockingbird elementaries, and Travis Talented and Gifted Vanguard -- the average was 70.2%.

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    On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, as well as 2019, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published profiles of the U.S. House Representative from New York's 2nd Congressional District, Peter King, a repeated fear-monger of practitioners of Islam in America, who has insisted that among American Muslims there is a “looming threat”, in a manner that makes the late Sen. Joe McCarthy give a thumbs up from beyond the grave. In 2016, Rep. King called for 24/7 surveillance of all mosques in the United States, which would be a simultaneous violation of both the 1st and 4th Amendments. King is also one of the biggest defenders of the CIA torturing detainees at Guantanamo Bay Prison, and has tried defending it by lying and saying the intel that led to the United States locating and killing Osama bin Laden was acquired by waterboarding prisoners (it wasn’t). Rep. King contradicted the CIA’s torture report by saying, “no one was severely hurt” by the practices because no one was cut or stabbed. But the fact that Peter King is willing to fabricate stories to push his agenda should come as little surprise, when you consider he literally dismissed CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien for correcting him in an interview by yelling at her, “I DON’T CARE WHAT FACT-CHECK SAYS.” This also came into play in our second look at Congressman King, who blamed the death of Eric Garner not on police, but on Garner for being obese. He also once gave an interview where he referred to the Japanese as the racial slur "Japs", and refused to apologize for doing so.

    King was re-elected to a fourteenth term in Congress in 2018, squeaking by with only 52% of the vote. Since the Trump administration began, he's tackling the issues that really matter to Americans like... ah, we're just kidding... he's been dedicating most of his energy towards attacking members of the intelligence community and the press for investigating, and reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign colluding with Russia to win the presidency in the 2016 election. Back in December of 2016, he actually was suggesting that it was just "rogue" CIA officers claiming the Russians hacked the election. Which in hindsight, makes him look really stupid since every single agency in our intelligence community agree the Russians were influencing our election. They have them on tape talking about it in intercepts while they did it, there's been numerous confirmed meetings between Trump campaign officials and Russians, and of course now after the fact, there are people in the Russian government who have literally bragged about what they did on Russian television.

    So, hey, maybe we should get on preventing the Russians from interfering in future elections, like immediately, right? Maybe Peter King would like to do something about that? Well, apparently as long as he and members of his party win, he could give a s***, as he's been using hearings to discuss the matter to instead complain that information is reaching the media via "leaks". He has continued carrying water for Trump and his cronies at every opportunity to cast doubt on the investigators, including within the past week or so when he was justifying Donald Trump releasing all the information about the FBI’s investigation of Carter Page using a FISA warrant.

    This is a man who is supposedly the GOP's top guy on national security, incidentally. We’ll note that this is also the same man who tried hand-waving away outrage over the Trump administration’s family separation policy on immigration in June 2018, unfazed about children being locked in cages by ICE or the potential fallout from it, being quoted as saying, “Americans care more about Americans.” Again, if you aren’t American enough to Peter King, you’re not even really a human being.

    Now, Peter King has spent the past two decades portraying himself as the ultimate patriot and that anyone who disagrees with his extreme views on terrorism are just not committed to loving America as much as he does. That pattern held all the way into May 2018, where as the owner of the New York Jets announced he would not punish players who took a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence in our country, Peter King lost his goddamned mind, and compared players kneeling during the anthem to “giving Nazi salutes” in a response on Twitter that also declared it was “time to say goodbye to the Jets. When Rep. King was criticized from many angles for his comments, he, of course, doubled down on them.

    Peter King was continuing to wilt as resistance towards his re-election in 2020 grows, as he caved to a lawsuit after he was banning his own constituents from contacting him on Facebook. Now, for years, Peter King outperformed the Cook Partisan Voting Index lean for his district, which supposedly has a +3 Republican lean, and now, in 2020, Peter King has finally accepted no amount of playing to the xenophobic crowd would keep him afloat. He announced he would retire at the end of this term of Congress on November 12th, 2019, At this time, we would like to wish him our finest “good riddance” salute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    New York Times just published an article on 15 YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS.

    It's worse than we thought.

    • In 2016 and 2017, he paid all of $750 in income taxes.
    • In 10 of the 15 years, he paid nothing.
    • He earned about $450 million on the Apprentice. He's blown more than that amount on his properties.
    • He owes $300 million in loans that come due to international lenders in 2022.
    • He's earned $73 million since aking office on licensing deals where he's being paid by India, the Philippines, and Turkey (which may have something to do with why he's so sweet on Erdogan)
    • He claimed $70,000 in credits for his hair care on the set of the Apprentice, and claimed another $95K for Ivanka's stylist.
    • In 2012, he took out a $100 million mortgage on the commercial space in Trump Tower. He took nearly the entire amount as a payout, his tax records show. His company has paid more than $15 million in interest on the loan, but nothing on the principal. The full $100 million comes due in 2022 [...]
    • The balances on those loans had not been paid down by the end of 2018. And the businesses carrying the bulk of the debt — the Doral golf resort ($125 million) and the Washington hotel ($160 million) — are struggling, which could make it difficult to find a lender willing to refinance it.
    This stuff should really complete tank Trump’s re-election.

    But we live in abnormal times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Username taken View Post
    This stuff should really complete tank Trump’s re-election.

    But we live in abnormal times.
    The crap he pulled in 2015-16 should have made him unelectable.

    I feel your sentiment.
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    This has to just be the end of the GOP as we know it, right? Like, this shit cannot just pass unabated, right?
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