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by JohnStOnge
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

Here's a good discussion of public opinion on "fracking:" https://www.sightline.org/2020/07/28/public-opinion-is-moving-against-natural-gas-and-fracking/ One interesting point in there is that it polls better if it's called "shale drilling." I think there are upsides and downsides for both sides. Bu...
by JohnStOnge
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

BTW, on the fracking thing: I agree that Biden would have been better off not saying anything about that. However, one should bear in mind that a lot of people don't like fracking. Fracking appears, for example, to be underwater in terms of public opinion in Pennsylvania. Here is a story on a poll i...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

At this point I would be very optimistic about getting rid of Trump if we were in normal circumstances such as those that prevailed during every Presidential election of my lifetime through 2012. But there are a few things that really concern me: 1) People who are going to vote for Biden are more l...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...
Replies: 125
Views: 1817

Re: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...

So how do you feel about the obvious efforts by the Republicans to suppress voting all over the country? So how do you fee about the obvious efforts by the Democrats to promote looting and rioting and destroy cities across America? False premise to your question. There is no obvious effort like tha...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So, hhmmmm, what's a new topic? Hunter Biden
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

Re: So, hhmmmm, what's a new topic? Hunter Biden

I posted this on another thread but this is another good place to post it: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/23/hunter-biden-wins-the-debate-431558 But so far the Bobulinski allegations seem like bubkes. At 10:47, minutes after the debate ended, the Wall Street Journal, part of the same media em...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

You think? The Trump supporters on this site have said they'd lie to a pollster if asked - and then bitch about the integrity of polls. :roll: I think 2020 is different. We've had 4 years of division, crisis, gaffes, MSM, etc... His supporters are so much more vocal now than in 2016. I'd say some s...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

At this point I would be very optimistic about getting rid of Trump if we were in normal circumstances such as those that prevailed during every Presidential election of my lifetime through 2012. But there are a few things that really concern me: 1) People who are going to vote for Biden are more li...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...
Replies: 125
Views: 1817

Re: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...

I'm a life long registered D. I've voted 3rd party for POTUS starting in 2012 and actually spent time deciding who to vote for on state and local elections. I'll be voting down ballot R for the first time in my life this time around with little to no research on the candidates themselves. The D's w...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/23/hunter-biden-wins-the-debate-431558 Trump's sideshow fizzles out But so far the Bobulinski allegations seem like bubkes. At 10:47, minutes after the debate ended, the Wall Street Journal, part of the same media empire as Fox News and the Post, reported, “Text...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

All other things aside: Trump is now 0-5 in general election debates. See https://www.vox.com/2020/10/23/21529810/who-won-debate-biden-trump. And it's not just because more Democrats watched. That Vox article doesn't provide details on all the polls but the CNN poll has Biden as winning by 55% to 36...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

For the JSOs out there that think Trump is the only politician with a cavalier attitude on facts. https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1319622827595698181 It's common in politics but that video is an exercise in taking snips out of context. Biden's position is that he will work to transition away f...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

You may have seen video of Trump telling Lesley Stahl that, before COVID-19, the US had its best economy ever. Stahl said "you know that's not true" then Trump insisted that it was because it was the lowest unemployment rate ever (it wasn't...while it's been a long time the US unemployment rate has ...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

If the conks tried to have Hannity or Tucker Carlson as the debate moderator, of course the donks would never go along with that. Yet the conks are willing to go along with the opposite. That's ridiculous. Having Hannity or Carlson would be like having Maddow. Only worse. Maddow is a more intellige...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

Does disliking Trump automatically make you a liberal? No, but most of your MSM people are liberal. - They are. But they are also honest. They are the best source of information. The "conservative" media are not. The objective of the mainstream media people is generally to try to find the truth. Th...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB
Replies: 83
Views: 914

Re: POTUS Debate #3, 10/22 9 PM ECB

Well, so far Trump is 0-4 in general election Presidential debates. In terms of public perception he lost all three vs. Clinton and lost the first one against Biden. Let's hope the trend continues. About all I can say for sure is that Trump will lie a lot and display symptoms of childish behavior in...
by JohnStOnge
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...
Replies: 125
Views: 1817

Re: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...

#4 alone is enough to never vote for a Democrat ever again. #4 is total nonsense. Tech companies, for example, are not engaged in "Orwellian censorship." They are just trying to respond to misinformation being distributed. And, unfortunately, most of the misinformation being distributed right now i...
by JohnStOnge
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

I'm sure by now you've seen the Wall Street Journal op ed by William McRaven. You know, the guy who was in charge of US Special Operations during the Bin Laden raid. Here it is: https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-will-make-america-lead-again-11603127677 Now, the world no longer looks up to America. ...
by JohnStOnge
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

89Hen wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:07 am
Watch at least the first three minutes and let me know if you think this is a real problem.

I watched a few minutes. Why do you believe crap like that? There was absolutely no evidence for anything the guy was saying.
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19
Replies: 8182
Views: 236665

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19

The bulk of CA's cases are in the 18-49 age range, that range has the 2nd lowest death rate. Steady and sharp declines in deaths since the end of July. There's no reason to keep this state locked down. We'll see. It's possible it's seasonal. Not only more cases but also a higher case fatality rate....
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19
Replies: 8182
Views: 236665

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19

Here's an interesting article:

https://www.businessinsider.com/sweden- ... rs-2020-10
Sweden is moving away from its no-lockdown strategy and preparing strict new rules amid rising coronavirus cases
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So, hhmmmm, what's a new topic? Hunter Biden
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

Re: So, hhmmmm, what's a new topic? Hunter Biden

DNI today said it's not a Russian intelligence effort. Several problems with that: 1) The current DNI is not credible person. He is somebody with no intelligence experience who got put into the position because he was a bombastic Trump shill. 2) He crafted his language in a way that allows for being...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...
Replies: 125
Views: 1817

Re: Why I'm holding my nose and voting for Trump...

Self-explanatory thread title. I did not vote for Trump the first time around but I'm voting tomorrow and will almost surely vote for him. My reasons listed from least important to most important. 1. Jo Jorgensen's willingness to pander to the anti-police crowd is nauseating and the LP as a whole d...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

Here is a good analysis of the New York Post story situation: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/17/924506867/analysis-questionable-n-y-post-scoop-driven-by-ex-hannity-producer-giuliani What we have is a former Sean Hannity Show Producer and Rudi Giuliani putting out stories that really do not provide evi...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

Again I have to shake my head about how oblivious people in the Trump cult are. I was listening to NPR this morning and this Trump supporter compared Trump to Cassandra, the Prophetess of Troy. He said Trump keeps predicting things and they keep coming true but nobody believes him. I am thinking, "W...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 General Election
Replies: 1663
Views: 28985

Re: 2020 General Election

Here is a good analysis of the New York Post story situation: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/17/924506867/analysis-questionable-n-y-post-scoop-driven-by-ex-hannity-producer-giuliani What we have is a former Sean Hannity Show Producer and Rudi Giuliani putting out stories that really do not provide evid...