1. Jonah

    I’m voting Trump! Who’s with me?!

    If elected, Biden will be a caretaker, a one-term president at most. Voting for him is the best, and really only, unequivocal hope to end the national Trump nightmare this fall. Furthermore, maybe reluctant Biden voters should at least wait until we know who he selects as vice-president before...
  2. Jonah

    I’m voting Trump! Who’s with me?!

    Entertaining thread. Of course, Wes will not actually vote for Trump. Probably just wants to see who’s dumb enough to out themselves as collaborators with the clowniest clown is presidential history.
  3. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Even though Biden’s lead is now about double what Clinton’s was at a similar point four months out from the election, it’s still way too early to get complacent, and while a landslide rejection of Trump would be great for the country, I still expect a relatively close election. Biden is well...
  4. Jonah

    Tough Day To Be In Law Enforcement

    Okay, gotcha. The Black Panthers have a complicated but completely disparate history from this new group. My original point was just to differentiate the Black Panthers from the New Panthers because a lot of people seem to conflate the two. The Black Panthers are history. They dissolved back in...
  5. Jonah

    Tough Day To Be In Law Enforcement

    Would be interested in your rationale for this. They seem to at the very least have a partial claim. Huey Newton was the co-founder, along with Bobby Seale, of the Black Panthers. His widow heads the Foundation. Certainly it has a Newton centric perspective but that’s to be expected. Soul on Ice...
  6. Jonah

    Tough Day To Be In Law Enforcement

    It’s bad history to call the group the Black Panthers and just leave it there. They call themselves the New Black Panthers but are not connected to or successors in any legitimate way to the Black Panther Party. In fact, the real Panthers, through the Huey Newton Foundation, have denounced the...
  7. Jonah

    Rational CoViD-19 Discussion Thread: Science vs. Politics

    Sweden took a softer approach in that schools and restaurants have remained open but large gatherings have been banned and social distancing is encouraged. The soft approach strategy is based on the idea that it’s something people can better abide long-term, as in a year or more, it has never...
  8. Jonah

    Rational CoViD-19 Discussion Thread: Science vs. Politics

    Sweden is still nowhere close to herd immunity. At most they’re at about 20 percent in Stockholm which has been the hardest hit city.
  9. Jonah

    Speculations for how the Coronavirus fallout will impact the Jazz as a franchise

    Gobert and Mitchell will both fully recover and test virus free in a week or two thus helping to calm fears by showcasing that the vast majority who test positive will recover and quickly return to health. They will then be great public service representatives doing numerous promotions together...
  10. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Time to step back from this. At some point reality needs to set in. Barring a total collapse at the debate this Sunday, Biden will be the presumptive nominee. When it’s down to Trump or Biden, it's insane for anyone, excepting those who actively want another four years of Trump, to not vote Biden.
  11. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    I admit it's a long shot for Sanders to turn this around, but it’s not inconceivable that Biden will still find a way to lose. Two things have to happen in the next seven days. First, tomorrow is critical. Sanders needs to bounce back and win the states in which he was once favored (Washington...
  12. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Of course it would have been clear to support the Sandinistas over Somoza and against the Contra counter-revolution. But that was 30 years ago. Since then the FSLN has fragmented numerous times and Sandinismo is no longer recognizable. Daniel Ortega has become what he was fighting against, a...
  13. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    I’d love for this potential to be realized. So far, it’s not happening. I’ll wait and see what happens tonight when the votes are counted, but by tomorrow, if all this potential is still not developing in terms of expanding the voter base, it’s okay to start being concerned.
  14. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    This from a dude who insists Bernie Bros don’t exist.
  15. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    The never Trump movement didn’t stop Trump and is now largely irrelevant. We’ll have to see how much of a never Bernie movement develops, beyond the current rumblings, over the next month or so if he does start to build an insurmountable delegate lead. One big concern for Sanders supporters...
  16. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Forgetfulness is a normal consequence of aging. No reason to be at all confident Biden has Alzheimer's. The feebleness and confusion he sometimes exhibits during periods of high stress are not unusual for someone closing in on eighty. Of course, this doesn’t mean he has the necessary vigor to...
  17. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    I agree social democrat is the most accurate term to describe his economic policy agenda. It’s a puzzle then why he prefers democratic socialist. His campaign has to have put a lot of thought into using the more radical term, so they must have their reasons. One idea I have is that he wants a...
  18. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Sanders doesn’t worry too much about the historically nebulous word socialism. "All that socialism means to me, to be very frank with you, is democracy with a small ‘d.’ I believe in democracy, and by democracy I mean that, to as great an extent as possible, human beings have the right to...
  19. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    It is not at all clarifying to say a democratic socialist or a social democrat has never been elected president because the terms convey wildly different meanings and connotations today than they did 90 years ago. Franklin D. Roosevelt was first elected president in 1932, then reelected in...
  20. Jonah

    2020 Presidential election

    Looks like Sanders will crush in Nevada. Is it too soon to start wondering who he will choose for his VP? My preference would be Warren, but Buttigieg might be a great dark horse pick.
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