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Message 2066521 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 19:01:37 UTC - in response to Message 2066520.  

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has smashed election records, earning more votes than any presidential candidate in US history.
Nearly 2.5 million more than Trump got in 2016.

And Trump came in second, receiving more votes than any sitting president in history.
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Message 2066522 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 19:01:38 UTC - in response to Message 2066518.  

Over half the voters in 2016 voted for Clinton. So by your logic in the Trump period he should have been ignored, because not enough people voted for him.

I'd go along with ignoring Clinton.
Both Bill AND Hillary.

So do I, but that is not the argument.
As Trump got the lower number of votes, by your logic he should have been ignored because he definitely got less than 50% of the votes cast.
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Message 2066523 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 19:07:40 UTC
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GOP rep who offered to work with Biden says call for unity 'not off to a great start'.
"It's $1.6 billion of wages he just knocked out with a signature," Van Duyne said of the reversal. "It's thousands and thousands of jobs that were just decimated overnight. You think about the folks that Democrats claim that they represent -- working poor, people on fixed incomes -- and literally with one movement of the pen he has now raised their electricity rates, raised their gas rates. ... They're now going to have their utility costs go skyrocket."
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Message 2066524 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 19:08:06 UTC - in response to Message 2066521.  

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has smashed election records, earning more votes than any presidential candidate in US history.
Nearly 2.5 million more than Trump got in 2016.

And Trump came in second, receiving more votes than any sitting president in history.

But only because the population has risen. A more accurate indicator would be percentage of population. And by that count Obama got a larger percentage in 2008.
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Message 2066525 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 19:36:20 UTC

UnityJOE.

ROTFLMMFAO

Yep

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Message 2066528 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 20:18:14 UTC
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In 1973, when McConnell was an ambitious young lawyer, he wrote an op-ed in the Louisville Courier-Journal which referred to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal and denounced the corrupting influence of political money. Given McConnell’s later embrace of unregulated political funds, it may seem hard to square the author of that high-minded piece with the McConnell of today. But what remains consistent is that then, as now, he was acting in his self-interest.
If the updates suggested had been in force...
McConnell
Biden
Trump
...and others would not be where they are today.

Would America be a better & stronger place than what it is today?
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Message 2066531 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 20:46:01 UTC - in response to Message 2066501.  
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Biden wants to Make America California again… here's how that could go.........California has the nation’s highest income tax.

California has the highest GDP of all 50 states and has for decades. It is the fifth largest economy of the world. You could do a lot worse than California.
Hey, in Texas you get paid $2.13/hr no benefits to say, "do you want fries with that." In California you get paid $15.00/hr with benefits, to say, "do you want fries with that." Maybe you can afford a few pennies more tax.
You could do like Michigan have have your cities look like Detroit and their water like Flint. You could do like Illinois and have you cities murder rate like Chicago. You could do like Missouri and have the economy of the Ozarks.

Yes, you could do a lot worse then California, oh wait, you already are and have for decades.
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Message 2066532 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 21:02:32 UTC - in response to Message 2066531.  

Oh yeah, California, where the value of a dollar ranks 48 out of 50 states.
What is the Real Value of $100 in Your State?
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Message 2066533 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 21:11:52 UTC - in response to Message 2066531.  

Wonder if this helps California?
The California State Assembly has 80 Members elected to two-year terms. Under the provisions of term limits, each Member elected on or after the passage of Proposition 28, in 2012, may serve a lifetime maximum of 12 years in the State Legislature.
The State Constitution updated - nice.
It would be even nicer if the Federal Constitution (U.S. Constitution) would be updated.
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Message 2066537 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 21:32:18 UTC - in response to Message 2066532.  

Oh yeah, California, where the value of a dollar ranks 48 out of 50 states.
What is the Real Value of $100 in Your State?

Mississippi $116.69
California $87.11
87.11/116.69 = 74.6%
Income by State
Median income
Mississippi $44,092.00
California $78,002.00
78002.00/44092.00 = 176.9%

176.9% * 74.6% = 1.319 times more money in California.

You could do a lot worse than California and have been for decades.
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Message 2066539 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 21:52:39 UTC
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California.............more hidin' like Biden.
"State health officials have said releasing the data would confuse the public."
California ignores public records request, keeps coronavirus data hidden .
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Message 2066541 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 22:17:54 UTC
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Faux News and the Center for American Liberty equals far right wingnuts multiplied by 2.

Now lets have a look at Center for American Liberty which is Harmeet Dhillon's little pet project.

Harmeet Kaur Dhillon (born 1969) is an American lawyer and Republican Party official. She is the former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party, and a National Committeewoman of the Republican National Committee for California. She is the founder of a law practice called Dhillon Law Group Inc. In 2018, she helped launch the nonprofit Center for American Liberty, which does legal work related to civil liberties. She is a regular guest on Fox News.

During the coronavirus pandemic, she filed numerous unsuccessful lawsuits to halt the implementation of stay-at-home orders and other emergency restrictions implemented to halt the spread of the coronavirus. She criticized requirements that people wear face masks (claiming that "the masks don't work"), called for the re-opening of the economy, and criticized voting reforms intended to make it easier to vote through postal voting at a time when in-person voting posed a public health risk.
Which means that she's just another denier of a problem that is killing many and like Trump and Murdoch is nothing but a fake news pusher with a bad agenda while feeding off the gullible.

Try again.
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Message 2066542 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 22:28:08 UTC - in response to Message 2066541.  

And here we have another favorite left-wing tactic.
If you don't like the information, start throwing stones at the source.

Try again.
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Message 2066545 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 22:34:09 UTC

California keeps key virus data out of public sight.
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Message 2066546 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 23:07:23 UTC
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So you're going to deny these numbers, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/california/, and the pictures of hospital undercover car parks being turned into make ship wards while outside car parks having rows of freezer trailers just to hold the dead?
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Message 2066548 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 23:13:15 UTC - in response to Message 2066546.  

I am not denying anything at all.
If anything, I suspect that California is intentionally not revealing just how bad it is.
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Message 2066550 - Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 23:18:51 UTC - in response to Message 2066548.  
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I am not denying anything at all.
If anything, I suspect that California is intentionally not revealing just how bad it is.

... But just ignore how we got there?...


Use your masks to help to stay safe!

The important message is to usefully wear masks to help kill the pandemic.

(Wearing an anti-COVID mask includes fully covering over your nose!)

Now... Why couldn't that message have been given, clearly, long ago, to save many lives?


Pandemics do not keep to political boundaries...

Stay safe folks!
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Message 2066555 - Posted: 24 Jan 2021, 0:17:44 UTC

How about, Florida data scientist in battle with state over Covid dashboard plans to turn herself in.?

The Florida data scientist, who alleged state officials fired her for refusing to change coronavirus numbers, said she plans on surrendering herself to law enforcement a month after authorities raided her home.

Rebekah Jones, who helped develop Florida’s Covid-19 dashboard, has been in a months long public battle with the state since she alleged officials ousted her from her position for her refusal to “manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen.” She announced on social media Saturday that she planned on surrendering to authorities.
Now there's a republican state that was trying to hide the real numbers to suit themselves.
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Message 2066558 - Posted: 24 Jan 2021, 0:25:06 UTC - in response to Message 2066548.  

I am not denying anything at all.
If anything, I suspect that California is intentionally not revealing just how bad it is.

Kitty, they are revealing how bad it is. Try this: You can't handle the truth. The press can't handle the truth. The people can't handle the truth. The politicians are horrified of the truth. Some of us have to live the truth.

Where I work before Covid we had a cooler that held around 20 and it was sufficient for many years. Management saw the world changing and added another cooler with capacity for 100 about a year ago. That filled up over the course of several months. Two weeks ago we did an emergency addition of another 150 space cooler. Once it was turned on it took less than a week to be full. If we had room for 1000 more we could fill that in less than a week. No joke. Saint XYZ hospital called and asked us to come and pick up sixty (60) bodies. Had to tell them, sorry we can only take five today. Just one of several hospitals that call every day. Doctors are so busy they don't have time to sign death certificates, which backs up the system even more. The truth is if you die now, your relatives won't be able to find a funeral home to take your body. You are going to freeze solid in some refrigerated produce trailer in the hospital parking lot and sit there for months until the pandemic is over.

You can't handle the truth and even if you could the numbers are so large you couldn't comprehend them. Nor, can the people - in denial - who are screaming open it all up NOW! Some of us have to live the truth. It takes a toll on you, think PTSD.

I'm going to have to stop before this becomes a rant against a man who refused to listen to science and found a pandemic to be an issue to his narcissistic vanity and simply ignored it as an inconvenience as much as he could.

Please, wear you mask, keep your distance, wash your hands, be happy for takeout and don't trade your life and your friends and loved ones lives for a party around the TV and a sports event. That's not a good trade.
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Message 2066560 - Posted: 24 Jan 2021, 0:39:30 UTC - in response to Message 2066558.  

Here in the UK, we might finally, at long last, too late but there is always a start:

See: Message 2066559


Here's hoping for people taking heed to make a positive difference!

Stay safe folks!
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