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1.The Burning Trash Fire of Lord DominatorCorporate Police State“Fire Solves All Things”
2.The Northern Marshes of DrasniaAnarchy“A nation of merchants, spies, and merchants who spy.”
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5.The Dictatorship of Theennerla IslandCorporate Police State“You Can't Stop Progress”
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8.The Total Lack of Hue ManateeCivil Rights Lovefest“I'm sorry you feel that way”
9.The Transhuman Hive of TurbeauxCivil Rights Lovefest“Not only does God play dice, the dice are loaded.”
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Turbeaux wrote:That was weeks ago, but I have changed my position. We have to put the fire out before we remodel the house! I might think differently about my vote if I lived in California, New York, or North Dakota. I do not though, so Biden has my vote simply because he is not Trump! It would be fantastic if RBG and/or Thomas could retire or pass without another Kavanaugh replacing her/him!

Ruinenlust, what do you think of this?: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/05/biden-will-beat-trump-says-historian-who-predicted-every-race-since-1984.html

I find it to be a refreshing perspective because it is not based on polling. Unfortunately, I still suspect that Russia/voter suppression will give Trump a second term.

The enthusiasm gap between Biden and Trump worries me. Who is as enthusiastic about Biden as Trump's cult is about Trump? Trump especially resonates with certain White men who often pressure their wives to fall in line with thier preference. Unfortunately, that is happening in a branch of my family that I generally clash with (except for some of the grandchildren, a few of them seem to be growing up to think for themselves). Certain flavors of "Christianity" are exceedingly toxic. Why do these people idolize a man who has had multiple divorces and picked his VP almost strictly to pander to them? (To be honest, that is an issue I have with the Kamala pick. Don't get me wrong, he could have done much, much worse!)

One more thing: someone here was painting Harris as a big-time leftist and that is very, very wrong. She is definitely to the left of Biden but that is not saying too much.

I'm just glad I was talking about the right person, to be fair!

Shalotte wrote:And oh my Illuoch-taer, why did they go for Biden? Of all the candidates the Democrats had available, he was the one they went with. Wwwhhhyyy? More than any other time since THE WARS, this was the time when progressive issues might actually get some votes. You could've had a 1st World health system! A government that didn't let corporations give you lead poisoning in your own water! A dude who, to the best of my knowledge, actually gives a damn! Fox News could've done whatever they wanted, but with a global pandemic underway, and a recession almost certain to follow (if it hasn't already begun), they went with Biden?

Let's rewind to 2016.

Darths and Droids wrote:Let's rewind to 2016.

I'd advise against time travel without fixing the systemic problems that led us to this point, unless we're all prepared to relive the last three years like a horror-movie version of groundhog day!

Shalotte wrote:I'd advise against time travel without fixing the systemic problems that led us to this point, unless we're all prepared to relive the last three years like a horror-movie version of groundhog day!

You misunderstand me. When I said, "let's rewind to 2016", what I meant was "let's remember that one other time the Democrats chose someone that did not work out for them and helped to defeat them". Admittedly, this is jumping the gun because of hindsight, but Biden is in the same boat as Clinton because of being the "safe" candidate.

Shalotte wrote:unless we're all prepared to relive the last three years like a horror-movie version of groundhog day!

I'll be happy to relive those last three years. :P

Turbeaux wrote:Ruinenlust, what do you think of this?: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/05/biden-will-beat-trump-says-historian-who-predicted-every-race-since-1984.html

I find it to be a refreshing perspective because it is not based on polling. Unfortunately, I still suspect that Russia/voter suppression will give Trump a second term.

Looking through each of the 13 keys, it seems that most of them allow for a degree of subjectivity, especially Nos. 12 and 13, which are whether the incumbent and the challenger, respectively, are charismatic. And in the guy's judgment, Trump is "not charismatic" because he only appeals to a relatively small base, but that because Biden is compassionate, he is therefore "charismatic." I would actually argue the opposite: Trump is obviously the one who can schmooze and cloud the issue and argue from ignorance and emotion, whereas Biden is decidedly not charismatic. He doesn't suck you in and sooth you with his honeyed tongue, he's just kind of there, for more people.

So I mean, by his determination, he gets to seven "false" keys that indicate a Biden win, but only six "true" keys for a Trump win. But by his own system, if you just reinterpret that Trump is charismatic and Biden is not, for instance, then the scores reverse. And as Lichtman himself says, there are additional forces at work outside of his 13 Keys.

I have to say, I don't put much stock into this method. I agree with him that polls are only a snapshot, but having an alternative system by which you decide as a true/false statement whether someone is "charismatic" or whether they "achieve a significant success in international affairs" is decidedly less than scientific, I would say, even if refreshing and different.

Also, just a note about Harris' Senate voting record: she's the fourth or fifth most liberal senator. For those who want her to be Bernie Sanders, there is plenty to contrast, but for anyone on the Republican or conservative-leaning independent side, she's so far to the left that she fell off the stage. The idea that Harris is a "moderate" is not quite accurate, based on her voting record, unless everyone to the right of Warren and Bernie is moderate-to-conservative by default.

Admittedly, voting records of members of Congress is not the best yardstick in highly polarized times, because there is little fluidity or elasticity in how they vote. Yet, being in the top 10 out of 100 senators for ideologically liberal votes "does not a moderate make," I would argue.

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Darths and Droids wrote:I'll be happy to relive those last three years. :P

Perhaps for different reasons, but I agree with you 100%. I would love to relive three months or three days of the old life, prior to the pandemic and economic downturn and everything else going wrong in society. When you look at 2017, 2018, and 2019 in relation to 2020, there is no question that things have significantly declined in the last year. As weird as things were becoming, there was MUCH more of the ability to retreat into regular life prior to the pandemic. Now, everything is morose and hard and filled with fear and anxiety and uncertainty.

(Not that 2017-19 was the dreamtime, by any means! In fact, I'd argue that it was worse than any other three-year period in the wake of World War II for the United States, but compared with what has happened so far in 2020, I'd love to relive those days and soak up every good thing, every easy day, every moment of normalcy and calm. Alas, we can only go forward, and who knows on to what.)

Darths and Droids wrote:"let's remember that one other time the Democrats chose someone that did not work out for them and helped to defeat them".

Oh if only they did that just once before. Shame about President Gore.

Mozworld wrote:Oh if only they did that just once before. Shame about President Gore.

I was too young to remember him, or pretty much anything pre-Obama.

Yeah that's the problem really. A new batch of voters come along who weren't around to learn from the previous generation's mistakes so end up making the same mistakes again. Hopefully we've got another decade or so before we have to suffer through that again.

Fortunately, through the power of Internet, those "lost years" can be rediscovered and learned from; and, make no mistake, for better or worse this decade will be remembered for quite some time.

Ruinenlust wrote:~snip~

Also, just a note about Harris' Senate voting record: she's the fourth or fifth most liberal senator. For those who want her to be Bernie Sanders, there is plenty to contrast, but for anyone on the Republican or conservative-leaning independent side, she's so far to the left that she fell off the stage. The idea that Harris is a "moderate" is not quite accurate, based on her voting record, unless everyone to the right of Warren and Bernie is moderate-to-conservative by default.
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I believe that this individual was a European making the assumption that the US is a far-right country (disturbingly not too far from the truth), so Biden is too liberal and Harris is "far-left."

Mozworld wrote:Yeah that's the problem really. A new batch of voters come along who weren't around to learn from the previous generation's mistakes so end up making the same mistakes again. Hopefully we've got another decade or so before we have to suffer through that again.

Bush II was wonderful compared to Trump. As an avid anti-war advocate during his administration, I never thought that I would take the position that he was preferable to any subsequent president. Then president Camacho Trump appeared...

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