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UNI88 wrote:
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It's all Trump's fault. I used to think TDS was just an annoying phrase to be used to agitate those it was used upon, but nope, it's real.

The article itself is less inflammatory and states that "the data, though, suggest President Trump’s own appeal is the cause." Trump's Presidency has not turned out nearly as badly for Hispanics as they feared it would based on his rhetoric during the 2016 campaign. Lower taxes and family values should appeal to a lot of Hispanic voters if they're not turned off by demonizing immigrants.
He's not demonizing immigrants. He's demonizing illegal immigrants. Yuge difference.
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BDKJMU wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
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The article itself is less inflammatory and states that "the data, though, suggest President Trump’s own appeal is the cause." Trump's Presidency has not turned out nearly as badly for Hispanics as they feared it would based on his rhetoric during the 2016 campaign. Lower taxes and family values should appeal to a lot of Hispanic voters if they're not turned off by demonizing immigrants.
He's not demonizing immigrants. He's demonizing illegal immigrants. Yuge difference.
And for lots of Hispanic CITIZENS, illegals are an issue that they feel strongly about. My son is married to a second generation Mexican-American woman who is more conservative than I am. Her mother speaks ill about illegals. Their family did everything legally.
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BDKJMU wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
UNI88 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:11 pm


The article itself is less inflammatory and states that "the data, though, suggest President Trump’s own appeal is the cause." Trump's Presidency has not turned out nearly as badly for Hispanics as they feared it would based on his rhetoric during the 2016 campaign. Lower taxes and family values should appeal to a lot of Hispanic voters if they're not turned off by demonizing immigrants.
He's not demonizing immigrants. He's demonizing illegal immigrants. Yuge difference.
Lighten up Francis. First, it isn't just about Trump but Republicans in general and the perception spread by the left is that he and they demonize all immigrants especially Hispanics.

Do you have some sort of warning system set up so that you can immediately respond to any perceived or potential criticism of Trump? You're like a roving TrumpBot.

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UNI88 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:55 pm
BDKJMU wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm

He's not demonizing immigrants. He's demonizing illegal immigrants. Yuge difference.
Lighten up Francis. First, it isn't just about Trump but Republicans in general and the perception spread by the left is that he and they demonize all immigrants especially Hispanics.

Do you have some sort of warning system set up so that you can immediately respond to any perceived or potential criticism of Trump? You're like a roving TrumpBot.
Probably a Google Alert.
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Typical MSM:
MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch compares Trump to Hitler, blasts Jewish Americans who support him
'Morning Joe' regular asked, 'What is the difference between Adolph Hitler and Donald Trump?'
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International Space Station has to dodge a piece of space junk...

https://futurism.com/the-byte/internati ... vSY3Rakkm0
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The CEO of Twitter donated $10 million to this whackjob's organization.

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The CEO of Twitter donated $10 million to this whackjob's organization.

OMG! That sounds SO much like ACB. This guy is prophetic.
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http://www.universitytimes.ie/2020/09/t ... s-address/

Please don't tell Chizzy I'm sticking up for Richard Dawkins, but “the society will not be moving ahead with his address as we value our members comfort above all else”? Isn't this supposed to be a university? :dunce:
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International Space Station has to dodge a piece of space junk...

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... propaganda

NYT snowflakes pitch fit over Tom Cotton's Op Ed, but are silent over CCP propaganda about Hong Kong.
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cleared the way Tuesday night for ranked-choice voting to be used in Maine, delivering a blow to Republican challengers.
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"The unmasking thing was all created by Devin Nunes"
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Cid1990 wrote:It is going to be a sad day for a lot of people when all that comes of all of this is Flynn getting whacked.

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I like how they say there at least 5 people charged, but then go on to name 6 people. I guess technically correct, but why not just complete the math and say there were at least 6 people charged?
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Riots of 2020 have given the Second Amendment a boost

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/5901798002
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Riots of 2020 have given the Second Amendment a boost

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/5901798002
They were the impetus for me to consider buying a firearm. While I support gun rights, I've never in my life felt like I might need one until this year.

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The woke police are now piling on a mentally handicapped woman for telling a guy he's black.

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GannonFan wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:14 am
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I like how they say there at least 5 people charged, but then go on to name 6 people. I guess technically correct, but why not just complete the math and say there were at least 6 people charged?
Why say “at least” at all? I always love it when some news story says “at least 352 people are confirmed dead” or “more than 2716 people have contracted COVID. If you have a count that’s that specific, then say it. “Currently, 352 people are confirmed dead...” or “there are 2716 known cases of COVID,...” English really isn’t that hard.
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:44 pm
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I like how they say there at least 5 people charged, but then go on to name 6 people. I guess technically correct, but why not just complete the math and say there were at least 6 people charged?
Why say “at least” at all? I always love it when some news story says “at least 352 people are confirmed dead” or “more than 2716 people have contracted COVID. If you have a count that’s that specific, then say it. “Currently, 352 people are confirmed dead...” or “there are 2716 known cases of COVID,...” English really isn’t that hard.
Eh, if you think there are more names coming, and in this case there were, then I'm fine with leaving it with the "at least" - even with actual newspapers going away there is still value to brevity in news reporting and that's a pithy way to say that sentiment. I still take issue with knowing you have 6 people, you name six people, and then say "at least 5 people" - that just smacks of being sloppy.
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Frame by frame photos of that shooting at the protest in Denver over the weekend.

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/12/d ... -sequence/

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SDHornet wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:28 am
Frame by frame photos of that shooting at the protest in Denver over the weekend.

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/12/d ... -sequence/
Couldn't get by the paywall - any synopsis?
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