1. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Wow, looks like someone was just a little too optimistic. More than 150 million have voted but way too many aparanetly are cool with a wannabe authoritarian as president. Biden may still win the popular vote by several million and squeak out a majority in the electoral college but every vote...
  2. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    I’m very optimistic about the election. Mainly because turnout this year is so massive. About 130 million votes were cast for president in 2016, 63 million for Trump and 66 million for Clinton. This year we could have 150 million or more. I just can’t believe there are that many hoopleheads...
  3. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Some just can’t stand to sully their pristine view of politics by voting for Biden. Even if it means collaborating with a wannabe fascist. Trump is a dictator in praxis and is willing to go as far down that road as voters and our shaky institutional restraints allow.
  4. Jonah

    Well what do you know?

    It’s a dispute with her mother. From what I understand the charges include: theft of her mother's cell phone, pushing her to the ground to get the phone, fleeing the scene, and then lying to the cops about what happened. She has since been released on her own recognizance. Weaver is a...
  5. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Before we go too far down this road, we should at least all agree on the basics: Biden is physically fit for his age, does weight training and cardio five days a week, and has a healthy diet; Trump is obese, has a nutso theory against exercise (people are like batteries with a limited amount of...
  6. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Exactly. His campaign has clarified that Biden believes his cognitive abilities are tested everyday by the rigors of a presidential campaign but that he has never taken the specific test (Montreal Cognitive Assessment) of which Trump is so ridiculously proud.
  7. Jonah

    Rational CoViD-19 Discussion Thread: Science vs. Politics

    More than a few times I’ll start off liking a post, or at least appreciating the effort to share, then when they inevitably veer off into what I judgmentally consider crazyland, I end up dismissing the entire post. That’s a too common and narrow-minded fault of mine. I should try to be more...
  8. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    I assume you mean “Too Much and Never Enough” by Mary Trump. I’ve read numerous excerpts and reviews, but I’m not inclined to buy the book as I don’t think I need anymore confirmation as to his family dysfunction and his behavioral and developmental disorders. For example, it’s been obvious to...
  9. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Agreed, Trumpism won’t magically go away if he loses in November. Pretty sure Trump won’t go away either. He could invest in OANN to rival Fox News and use it stay relevant. He could even run again in 2024 or at least keep that option open. Does anyone really think Trump will slither away...
  10. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Do you ever just stop five seconds to check yourself? Might save you from posting this kind of nonsense. Or your even more unhinged followup. Nazaryan is a common surname in Armenia. Must just sound foreign and therefore made-up to your cloistered ears. Further, Alexander Nazaryan is a real...
  11. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    I agree Biden is well past his prime, but unlike Trump, at least he has had a prime from which to recede. I will also agree Biden skates to where the majority of Democrats reside at any particular time. Right now that’s to the left of Clinton and Obama. But since I’m not an ideologue that's not...
  12. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Definitely not an aptitude test. It was a very simple one-page cognitive test (the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) Trump took back in 2018. The purpose of the test is to detect early signs of dementia or cognitive impairment. No president is required to take any cognitive test, much less any...
  13. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    A great resource on evictions is Princeton University’s Eviction Lab. Some of the comparative information is a little dated (2016) but they also have weekly eviction tracking for a dozen select cities with current data as of July 18, 2020. Exactly when the crisis hits will vary from state to...
  14. Jonah

    Alt ID Speculation Thread

    Much more likely it's the poster formerly known as Hack. Same trite, repetitive cliches that read as if they were written in crayon.
  15. Jonah

    Coronavirus

    Apologies if this has been posted before. I went back a number of pages and couldn’t find anything. It’s a tragic and heartbreaking column by Michelle Goldberg in the NY Times from last week and well worth quoting at length: "If you’re lucky enough to live in New Zealand, the coronavirus...
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