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by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Liberal Facism
Replies: 41
Views: 705

Re: Liberal Facism

I don't think the policy is a good idea but it's not a violation of the First Amendment. It's just rules you have to follow if you want to be an employee of that schools system. To me, if an employer should be able to set any condition it wants to. Nobody is being prohibited from saying what they w...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.
Replies: 88
Views: 1220

Re: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.

Just as an aside: By the CNN poll, White college grads said Harris won by 64% to 32%. White people who did not graduate from college said Pence won by 52% to 44%. Just one more thing to suggest that the "intelligence factor" is not working in favor of the Republicans. Look, I know that is insulting ...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.
Replies: 88
Views: 1220

Re: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.

She just didn’t cover the spread. Clever, but not the same. I don't think who they thought was going to win tells you much. People have been expecting Harris to win a VP debate with Pence for a long time. I can remember that, when Biden was considering who to pick, there were reports that the Trump...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Liberal Facism
Replies: 41
Views: 705

Re: Liberal Facism

I don't think the policy is a good idea but it's not a violation of the First Amendment. It's just rules you have to follow if you want to be an employee of that schools system. To me, if an employer should be able to set any condition it wants to. Nobody is being prohibited from saying what they wa...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #2 10/15, 9 PM ECB
Replies: 102
Views: 1494

Re: POTUS Debate #2 10/15, 9 PM ECB

The stuff about agreeing upon the rules is kind of laughable because Trump showed in the first debate that he's not going to follow the rules. Otherwise: The problem with Trump being "cleared" to debate is that one cannot trust ANYTHING that comes out of this White House. Next Presidential election ...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Voting Poll about Voting
Replies: 85
Views: 1220

Re: The Voting Poll about Voting

I indicated "in person on election day" because that seems to be the most likely right now. I definitely wouldn't do early voting because, in my experience, there is more of a crowd when you do that than when you go on election day. It's associated with the fact that there are fewer locations for ea...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

Historically, not being excited about your candidate, but hating the other candidate, isn’t a good of a turnout driver as being excited about your candidate.[/b] This is going to be a turnout election. The left isn’t excited about Biden. The right being for Trump is going to be a bigger driver than...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

If you hold a campaign rally and nobody shows up, does it make a sound? :lol: The reporter is baffled that nobody showed up and isn't quite sure how to handle it. https://twitter.com/InfidelAngela/status/1315359365893967874?s=20 If you listen to what she says you know that, whatever was going on, t...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

The latest Gold Standard ABC News/Washington Post poll is up at https://www.langerresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/1218a12020ElectionUpdate.pdf. Some observations I find interesting: Whites with graduate degrees: Biden 73% (Trump support not reported at the linked page). Whites with college degrees: ...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

BTW another difference between now and 2016 is that there are fewer undecided voters at this point. For example: On October 10, 2016 the Michigan RCP average was Clinton 43.7, Trump 36.0. On October 10, 2020, it was Biden 49.4, Trump 42.7. So the gap between Biden and Trump was a little smaller on O...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

https://twitter.com/sunshinest8sam/status/1315120048034459648?s=21 https://twitter.com/sunshinest8sam/status/1315120062219653120?s=21 https://twitter.com/sunshinest8sam/status/1315120053478739968?s=21 All those gaps changed by election day 2016. By election day Trump led in the real clear politics ...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

I think you Trump people are grasping at straws with this Court packing thing. If I were Biden I'd just say "yes we'll consider that." There aren't a whole lot of people who are going to vote against Democrats because they're worried about increasing the size of the Supreme Court. It’s a symptom of...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

I think you Trump people are grasping at straws with this Court packing thing. If I were Biden I'd just say "yes we'll consider that." There aren't a whole lot of people who are going to vote against Democrats because they're worried about increasing the size of the Supreme Court. Well if you had h...
by JohnStOnge
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.
Replies: 88
Views: 1220

Re: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.

The scientific polls indicate that more people who watched the debate perceived Harris as the winner than perceived Pence as the winner.
by JohnStOnge
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19
Replies: 8101
Views: 233167

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19

Flu deaths should start showing up soon. Cause of death to be listed as the China Virus.. It'll be same as it ever was. If the disease is judged to be a factor in a death the death will be listed as associated with that disease. If someone has both the flu and COVID-19 and both are judged be factor...
by JohnStOnge
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19
Replies: 8101
Views: 233167

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19

The most recent re-enforcement of something that's been said before: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02801-8 The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough? To be clear, the science sup...
by JohnStOnge
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #2 10/15, 9 PM ECB
Replies: 102
Views: 1494

Re: POTUS Debate #2 10/15, 9 PM ECB

https://twitter.com/senatordole/status/1314657560994045952?s=21 The fact that none of the Republicans involved in this support Trump should tell you something. And it's not a something about fairness in a debate commission. It's a something about Trump. It's pretty clear that principled Republicans...
by JohnStOnge
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

I think you Trump people are grasping at straws with this Court packing thing. If I were Biden I'd just say "yes we'll consider that." There aren't a whole lot of people who are going to vote against Democrats because they're worried about increasing the size of the Supreme Court.
by JohnStOnge
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 'This is their new hoax'
Replies: 265
Views: 3237

Re: 'This is their new hoax'

90% of folks agree that Kavanaugh's accuser was believable but sane people know there's a difference between believable and true. Let me clarify - it's not just believable, I would give it about a 50% chance of being true. I'll put it this way: If somebody asked me to pick whether or not what the a...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 'This is their new hoax'
Replies: 265
Views: 3237

Re: 'This is their new hoax'

BTW, with respect to the idea of Trump being super tough if he gets through this without croaking: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02483-2 You can make your own judgement but, looking at it, it looks like we'd say somebody like Trump would have maybe a 10 to 15% chance of dying if they ge...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.
Replies: 88
Views: 1220

Re: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.

Certainly much more important than the typical VP debate. Maybe the most consequential VP debate in history, considering Trump having the China Virus, and Biden would not serve out a full term (and everyone knows that, whether they'll admit it or not). Do you not realize that the chance that Trump ...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.
Replies: 88
Views: 1220

Re: VP debate 10/7 9 PM ECB.

It's unfortunate that one can't get into the weeds. I know at some point Pence is going to say Trump took decisive action early on with respect to COVID-19 because he did a travel restriction. If one could get into the weeds and one had consulted with public health experts one could say that such ac...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

On voter suppression: Kind of a different angle but I heard this on NPR today. Maine has "instant runoff" voting. The main focus was on there being 4 Senate candidates and, in Maine, people can go ahead and vote Independents as 1 without worrying about wasting their votes because they can rank a maj...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

This idea that fraud doesn't exist and it never has is ludicrous. Do people not read history books anymore? It was commonplace in Texas in the 40's and the 50's for parties to "hold back" votes to see how the election was going, and then to release votes as needed to push their candidate over the t...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1536
Views: 27105

Re: 2020 General Election

BTW I think this is a totally different type of thing this year. Even more unpredictable than usual. I think Republicans have decided that they can't win if it is a free and fair election so they are devoting their efforts to voter suppression. And they have a President contributing to the effort. ...