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#11301 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:53 PM

Just listened to yet another clip of Joe Biden fumbling in an interview, forgetting words, getting himself confused.

Unless Trump continues to fuck up the Corona Crisis all the way to November, I don't really think Biden can win. Trump will curb stomp him in a live debate.
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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:58 PM

 Aptorian, on 15 May 2020 - 05:53 PM, said:

Just listened to yet another clip of Joe Biden fumbling in an interview, forgetting words, getting himself confused.

Unless Trump continues to fuck up the Corona Crisis all the way to November, I don't really think Biden can win. Trump will curb stomp him in a live debate.


'Joe Biden: "I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believe Tara Reade"

The former vice president also said Americans “should vote their heart. And if they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn’t vote for me.”'


https://www.politico...YiktFjJNEIdMxfg
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 02:57 AM

So this is a thing now. I received a robocall from Trump reelection assholes where Joe Biden is called "Beijing Biden."

Below is a link of the message.

https://soundcloud.c...nda-nc-robocall

So I guess, given how much an abject failure Trump has been in dealing with the pandemic, he and the muck rakers on his team needed to come up with a nick name for Joe Biden that gets the dummy, racist Trump supporters out there believing it's all Biden's fault. So "Beijing Biden" it is.
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 01:17 PM

how is that legal?
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 05:50 PM

View PostMacros, on 18 May 2020 - 01:17 PM, said:

how is that legal?


Unless they're actually directly claiming that Biden is doing China's bidding, I guess the defense would be it's "just a nickname" not meant to be taken seriously.
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#11306 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 06:02 PM

View PostPrimateus, on 18 May 2020 - 05:50 PM, said:

View PostMacros, on 18 May 2020 - 01:17 PM, said:

how is that legal?


Unless they're actually directly claiming that Biden is doing China's bidding, I guess the defense would be it's "just a nickname" not meant to be taken seriously.



If they lied, would they actually get prosecuted? (Or even successfully sued?)

'An Alabama Robocall Invokes Ugly Tropes
A recording falsely claiming to be from a Washington Post reporter named Lenny Bernstein seeks to fan resentment of the press among Roy Moore supporters.

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the Alabama robocall also seems to draw upon the dark motifs of anti-Semitism to accomplish its goal. The fake Bernstein's nasally, high-pitched voice and forced New York accent evoke anti-Semitic caricatures and stereotypes. (The real Bernstein, for the record, sounds nothing like this.)

There's a long, ugly history of intertwining anti-Semitism and attacks on media outlets. Historian Victoria Saker Woeste, writing in The Washington Post, described the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a virulent anti-Jewish tract first published in tsarist Russia, as the first modern instance of "fake news." The pamphlet claimed a cabal of Jewish leaders had taken control of the media as part of a plot for world dominion.'

https://www.theatlan...n-dixie/545957/

'Robocall makes anti-Semitic, racist claims about Heyer's death'

https://www.whsv.com...-501548601.html

... Trump lies constantly. And Facebook refuses to monitor political ads for blatant lies....

'Facebook Says It's Cool With Lies in Political Ads for 2020

[...] If a fact-checker rates a post as false, the post will appear lower in the News Feed and a notice appears over the content stating that it's "false information." The exception: posts and ads directly from politicians.'

https://www.vanityfa...itical-ads-2020

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 07:19 PM

Need to meet your quota for cringe for the next day/week/month/year? The republican senator from the great state of Nebraska has you covered. Behold his speech to the graduates of the Class of 2020. Posted Image


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 08:13 PM

Is he trying to mock the audience or is it an accident of extreme smugness?
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 08:22 PM

A little from column A, a little from column B. I've seen him interviewed when he was whoring his book. His oozing self importance is convinced he has the answers to get us back on the right track.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 03:13 PM

This election season is going to incredibly depressing. Biden isn't a great alternative (though much better!), while Trump and the GOP will be getting as dirty as they possibly can to turn people away from voting (either by choice or by not letting them). Can we fast-forward to 2021 yet?
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 03:16 PM

Biden's campaign is also literally hanging its entire existence on "Not Donald Trump"...which is the exact same campaign strategy as Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:35 PM



Also, watch the book on the left hand side of the screen for the entire episode (Easter Egg).
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:36 PM

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 10:26 PM

https://www.aljazeer...5134531269.html

Nice read.
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Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:06 AM

So twitter finally labeled some trump tweets misleading. The ones about voter fraud, or the one were he acuses joe of murder. I wonder if this will open a flood gate of twitter warnings and if so will trump lose his mind.
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Posted 27 May 2020 - 02:51 AM

We can only hope. Because he is going off the rails even more and seems to pulling out all the stops. Like taking out the Post Office for mail in ballots (or because he hates Bezos or both)? He has too many months left and he will tear it all down like the toddler he is. Sorry, unfair to toddlers.
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Posted 27 May 2020 - 11:55 PM

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 01:06 AM

Wtf is he doing now?
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Posted 28 May 2020 - 01:42 AM

Good this won’t end well for him
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Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:43 AM

Interesting. Bold move by Twitter. Could definitely piss off lots of their users. Problem is that most Ds don't spout complete and utter incorrect info all the time to show a non-bias. Or at least not as often.

We'll see how it plays out.
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