The way things are going, I’m not sure Trump is going to be able to hold it together, mentally, until November.
Of course, with Biden, there is no “it” to hold together anymore, but he is just saying what people tell him to say, so it doesn’t matter.
TheHermit replied to the topic Trump Slams Democrats Over Coronavirus Criticism: “This Is Their New Hoax” in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
I don’t think that would be a problem at all for Trump. He is probably ready for a newer model anyway.
TheHermit replied to the topic Bloomberg Co-Chaired Group PUSHING for Social Security CUTS. Published OpEd Declaring "Entitlement Cuts Discussed Are LESS Than What He Believes are Necessary in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
“Not only will I protect Social Security, I will strengthen it.”
Standard Republican politician-speak for gutting benefits, and then claiming that “strengthens” the program.
I guess if Social Security never paid out another dime, then it would be really, really “strong.”
TheHermit replied to the topic Nina Turner: The oligarchs think they can buy this election. Well, I got news for them. in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Whew! Nina can wind us up!
TheHermit replied to the topic John Cusack: My favorite new thing : neoliberals who keep bullshit narrative”Bernie not a dem” in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Just for that, I am going to watch High Fidelity or Grosse Point Blank tonight.
Maybe Grosse Point Blank…I am a Detroit boy.
TheHermit replied to the topic If the Democratic primaries were between Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg, who would you vote for? in the forum President 3 months ago
I can pretty much assure you that no one on JPR is considering him.
TheHermit replied to the topic Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to Stop Trump From Launching 'Illegal' Attack on Iran in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
This is nowhere near enough to override the guaranteed veto.
But it is amazing that we got this many democrats and 8 republicans to defy the MIC.
What is going on here?
TheHermit replied to the topic 538(Nate Silver) now forecasting Sanders sweep of Nevada, South Carolina and ALL Super Tuesday states. in the forum President 3 months ago
So right now, it looks like the most probable outcome is that Bernie has twice as many delegates as anyone else, but not a majority. Right now, Bernie has a 40% chance of having a majority of pledged delegates for the first vote at the convention.
TheHermit replied to the topic The Nevada Democratic Party just hired a paid Buttigieg organizer to be their “Voter Protection Director” in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Well, at least she had the decency to quit the Mayo Pete campaign before going to Nevada.
The question is…is Pete keeping a seat warm for her for if she gets the job done in Nevada?
I wonder if the University of Michigan Law School has a requirement for an ethics class?
TheHermit replied to the topic Can somebody explain to me what the "FEC fundraising deadline" is? in the forum President 3 months ago
It is a misnomer, is what it is. Each month and quarter there is an FEC reporting deadline for reporting on the last fundraising period.
TheHermit replied to the topic Biden calls questioner a "lying dog-faced pony solider" in the forum Latest Breaking News 3 months ago
The Hill seems to have cut that clip to 25 seconds, which does NOT include the quote. They must have received instructions not to embarrass one of the centrist preferred candidates.
Really, how could Joe have thought that was acceptable? He is clearly losing his judgement.
TheHermit replied to the topic Nevada Democrats are planning to use a new Caucus Day “tool” preloaded onto iPads in the forum President 3 months ago
Oracle is a leading supplier of business accounting and supply chain software. This would be a very small task for them, well within their capabilities….IF they have time to test and train, and IF their management is not in the tank with the DNC to corrupt the process. Both very big IFs.
The company was founded by Larry Ellison, a…[Read more]
All of this tells me that these problems were “a feature, not a bug,” as Caitlin Johnstone phrased it. This app was intentionally created and rolled out in a way that would appear to be incompetent, but in reality was a planned outcome. Under-staffing of the call line was not an oversight. Delay, deflection, misreporting, disinformation was th…[Read more]
TheHermit replied to the topic Funny isn't it? The precise correlation between errors in taking Bernie delegates in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Yes, if the x axis is correctly labelled, then this says the opposite.
I think the x axis should be labelled “adjustments needed to correct errors.”
A link would be nice.
TheHermit replied to the topic Iowa Dems Get CAUGHT Undercutting Bernie in Black Hawk County in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Looks to me like a very sophisticated operation. They are working to shave votes/delegates from Bernie by enough to keep him from running away with it, but trying to keep it “credible.”
I am sure the goal is to keep Bernie below 50% in the delegate count at the convention to allow the superdelegates to come into play. And if you add up the p…[Read more]
TheHermit replied to the topic Looks like Buttegieg may Miraculously* win all categories in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Instead of inflating Mayo Pete’s vote, they must be switching votes from Bernie to centrists to keep Bernie below Pete’s total.
I am sure the plan is all carefully worked out, and the conflicting data will be disappeared. Some precinct captains or Bernie’s people may have copies or photos, but it will be claimed that they were not final or forged.
TheHermit replied to the topic Grand Opening of Nation’s Largest Fast-fill Hydrogen Bus Fueling Station in California in the forum Science and Environment 3 months ago
Except hydrogen from SMR is better than diesel or petrol. That is a simple fact.
Unfortunately, that is a “fact” only if that hydrogen is produced using “green” power. If the hydrogen is produced using power from a coal-fired power plant, then no, hydrogen is not better than diesel or petrol. The power plant produces roughly the same g…[Read more]
For the paranoids among us, or is it the realists, it is looking like the DNC “APP” had some kind of vote shifting function to Mayo Pete. He was all ready to declare victory and I think I saw some indication that the DNC results have (or at least had) him leading.
It is looking like Bernie’s precaution of having hard data from 40% of the…[Read more]
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