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Everything posted by jamesjazzguitar

  1. Not sure what Obama's two prior elections, or Clinton's failure, has to do with this; Yes, the Dem party did run a 'black man' (really half-a-black-man), AND that lead to a historically high black voter turnout. In fact one can say that illustrates my concern; black voters turnout is only strong when the ticket is lead by someone that is black. Also what do you mean by 'best bet'? Best for what? (BTW I was pulling for Klobachar as the Presidential candidate). As for 'vote based on candidate's policies,,,,,'. Well of course that is the HOPE, but it isn't clear, even with what should be obvious about Trump, that that will be the case. E.g. the Bernie Bros and followers of A.O.C.; I'm still finding way to many that are so bitter that they will be either voting for Trump or sitting it out, just to stick it to the DNC and the Dem party establishment in general. I have seen comments from people-of-color advocates with a similar POV; E.g. will Anita Hill campaign for Joe Biden?
  2. Yea, I understood this already. What's the point????,,,, , so the USA might as well have Trump as President. I find that POV crazy and misguided. Hopefully just enough Bernie Bros can be convinced that Biden is clearly the so called lesser evil. As for you; again, I understand your POV and I see there is no chance you can be turned around. But thanks for putting it out there.
  3. Trump shouldn't need Obamagate to win re-election. He can run on that stellar record of his and all of his accomplishments. Oh, wait,,, yea,,,,,, he is better off focusing on Obamagate.
  4. Yea, even some of the hosts at Fox have turned on Trump. OMG!!! That dang Neil Cavuto; what's up with that guy telling the truth about Trump being a moron.
  5. In my mind she is the front runner to be Biden's V.P. candidate. Only problem is will people-of-color get out an vote for an all-white-ticket? Polling data suggest that this will be a problem due to the Dems party over-reliance on identity politics. Of course that shouldn't happen given all the disrespect Trump has shown people-of-color but sadly their record of getting out and voting isn't as strong as whites, especially conservatives.
  6. Hopefully these people adopting pets are able to pay their rent.
  7. Makes sense to me but in that regard Pence has more experience as a leader than most of the Dems Biden is considering for V.P. While I'm firming no fan of Pence and his politics sadly that is true and both Trump and Biden are old enough where it could be necessary for the VP to step in, if necessary. To me Biden has to go with a Governor and right now Whitmer is looking like one of the best options. Michigan is also a state that Trump barely won and that Biden needs, in order to win the EC. But can the Dems rally the people-of-color citizen to get-out-and-vote, with an all white ticket?
  8. If I was placing a bet on if Trump was lying or not about taking HYDROX, I would take the he-is-lying bet. I wouldn't even expect even odds.
  9. Stacy Abrams would mainly be a feel-good choice for black dems but I just don't see her helping much in the 6 or so key battle ground states Trump won by < 3% in 2016. One would hope that black Americans would come out and vote for Biden regardless of who his V.P. is but sadly current polling doesn't show that (as well as polling of Latinos). Since Biden already does well with black voters , if the main 'purpose' of a V.P. is to rally voters that 'look like them',,, then logic say go with a Latino women since they are the larger minority in 2020 (for the first time), over blacks.
  10. Thanks for the reply. I believe we have a common understanding; If I implied that Cuomo as a Governor was one was the worst of the bunch (and I can see how that could be assumed), that was my error. Cuomo showed much more leadership than most of the GOP Governors and, NY and especially NYC, was going to be a hot-spot that no leader could have anticipated or addressed. Maybe being in CA, and especially the county of Orange, with over 3 million residences, < 5,000 confirmed cases and < 100 deaths, has made me too much of a Newsom 'homer'.
  11. Since Cuomo knew the above he should have put in stay-at-home orders prior to the CA Governor. As you note CA is different E.g. more spread out (even Los Angeles). CA's Governor knew this but still put in place stay-at-home orders prior to the State of NY. Cuomo made mistakes. Oh, and if Cuomo listen to our believe Trump and his admin, that makes him even a bigger fool. Newsom knew that Trump was a serial liar, discussed the issue with his own health care experts, and again, took action before Cuomo. Note that I'm not comparing Trump and his admin handling to Cuomo and his admin. I guess those with stage 4 TDS can't understand that since everything in life resolves around Trump.
  12. Now that is one of the funnies lines I have seen at this forum in months. Thanks!
  13. I don't know why I even try, but I'm going to do so, yet again; Why are you cutting Cuomo 'slack' and NOT Trump? Partisan politics? If NOT, what is the reason?
  14. I'm going to follow along with how Speedy responded. Likes 50s/60s teen beach movies Film Noir \ crime \ gangsters Pre-Code Comedy - I lean more towards sophisticated comedies but I also enjoy many screwball ones of the 30s, and Judy Holiday revised the genre in the 50s Romance. Specifically rom-coms. Adventure films - Errol Flynn and other type of films that followed Captain Blood and The Adventure of Robin Hood mode Drama - Now I list this 'genre' in both places. What is a 'drama' is debatable (e.g. this website doesn't have a drama sub-forum). I do like many 'women pictures' e.g. most films with Bette Davis, Stanwyck, De Havilland and other stars. So like Westerns for me it is the actor (typically the female star), that makes these for me. Westerns - but mostly only the ones with certain stars like McCrea. I agree that too many are 'programmers' and only the actors add a degree of interest Camp (which would include some horror films since to me all horror is camp by default) Not as Big a Fan Musicals other than Astaire \ Rogers and some Gene Kelly and a few more like Footlight Parade, and Lili. Science Fiction-- Of course there are some very good ones, but for me that is one out of 25. Horror-- enjoy the camp value but I laugh more than I'm scared Dramas - No fan of heavy handed dramas and ones with leads that I'm not much of a fan of. War-- Not much of a fan since these are like adventure films (manly movies but without the fantasy \ fun element found in adventure films).
  15. Oh, no CNN has an article about meat packing and farm workers and it mentions undocumented workers. CNN stop being racist! https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/19/opinions/keep-meat-plant-and-farm-workers-safe-from-covid-19-driver/index.html
  16. Thanks for proving my point: To me the entire concept of 'cutting a politician some slack' is just partisan BS.
  17. Yea, Nipkow, you believe in the same mythical 'god' as Muslims. You must love those guys over heathens like me!
  18. Hey, I'm glad that some Fox hosts, like Neil Cavuto, are allowed to broadcast their POV and haven't been fired yet. Of course Cavuto could have left like Shepard Smith, but then that would leave Fox viewers with only one POV; one that aligns with Trump and his admin and their total line of BS.
  19. Governor Newsom had the same info Cuomo had and he acted sooner with regards to social distancing and closing down certain business. Also do you give Trump and his admin the same 'slack'? To me the entire concept of 'cutting a politician some slack' is just partisan BS. Instead I support calling-a-spade-a-spade; Cuomo made many mistakes (as did other Governors, mostly GOP ones) and the buck, mostly, stops there. (as well as the Federal goofballs whose action or lack thereof impacted all states).
  20. Isn't that the case with your as well when it comes to anyone-but-Trump? It is for me; E.g. If Biden did assault Reade decades ago, I would still vote for Biden. But I'm honest about that. Why can't you be?
  21. Cuomo made a lot of mistakes. Not as many as Trump and his admin, but still a lot of mistakes and misjudgments. Cuomo failed IMO and CNN provides him cover for his lack of judgement and incompetence.
  22. Well we clearly have a different POV. Note that in these studies of doctors having their patient view them as being perceived as offensive if they tell their patients the truth ("Joe,,, your obese,,, you need to lose weight!!!") was the primary reason Americans doctors withheld information and advise. They didn't wish to lose their patients. To care more about losing patients (and thus income), over the health of said patients is selfish IMO. Note that my wife's cousin was looking for a 'good doctor'. We told her about our Primary Care physician. We did advise her that he told-it-as-it-was. She was very unhealthy and yea, clearly FAT. Well she goes and after getting her blood work and physical my wife asks her about the 'experience'. She said "I'm not seeing him anymore,,,, he is mean!'. My wife loves her cousin, but sadly couldn't do anything to get her to see the light; for most folks the so called American lifestyle is a killer. You're Nazi POV is immature and very unscientific, IMO. Statistics and data are just that. It appears you can't handle the truth. So is promoting unproven drugs by Trump also OK. Hey, he is just trying to give people HOPE! Yea, we will clearly just have to agree to disagree on this one. PS: I of course realize you believe your POV is about compassion. On the surface it could be viewed as being more caring towards the individual, but from a practical and scientific basis it accomplishes the opposite.
  23. Really you still don't get it; TT123 worships all things Sanders. Biden is the reason his hero is out of the running and will never gain any higher political position in the USA. Like all those that worship someone, it isn't so much about politics or policy (since clearly both Clinton and Biden have more in common is those areas with Sander than Trump has with Sanders). It is all about bitterness; Trump didn't knock their hero out of the running but Clinton and Biden did. Lack of support by bitter Sanders supporters in 2016 was one of the reasons Clinton lost to Trump. Hopefully that doesn't happen again, but convincing someone like TT123 to support Biden,,,,, wow,,,, I don't think that going to happen. The best us anyone-but-Trump voters can hope for is that he sits out the election. Bernie Bros; their bitterness has become all consuming.
  24. It outrageous to blame someone for eating crappy food to excess and getting unhealthy? (e.g. high cholesterol levels, getting type-2 diabetes, clogged arteries at a relatively young age, etc...). You really believe that? Now I can see some reasoning for not blaming an individual for alcohol and drug addiction, and to a lesser degree tobacco, since these type of substances can have a power effect on a person and impact their ability to make sound choices. But so far no scientific study has found bacon to be addictive. I'm curious what you think about government imposed taxes on these items; these were done to reduce consumption of unhealthy products. One would assume you're against such taxes if you really believe such consumption is beyond the control of the individual. I.e. they shouldn't be taxed since they can't be blamed for their need to consume. As for those doctors; Like you, these doctors just had a political agenda (this was CNN the Trump hate network); anything and everything from a Trump admin official is wrong by default OR they were just being "PC". I'm glad I have the doctor I have; A Chinese American; Studies have shown that they are the most forthright and blunt doctors. Like so many men I never went to the doctor for any annual check ups, lap test etc... Once I got married my wife insisted; Well I go get the test and physical and he told me 'your only in your late 30s,,, if you continue at this pace,,,, you might not make it to 60'; He gave me lifestyle change tips and 20 years later he says, I'm on track to live until I'm in my 80s. If I didn't listen to him and change how I lived, the blame would have been 100% on ME.
  25. I saw those comments and I think you're taking them way out of content. Nazi overtones???? Total nonsense. Trump admin clowns get blamed for NOT understanding and following science and here you go on doing that. American have known health issues to degrees that many other countries don't have, especially health issues in certain communities. You have heard of obesity. This is more common in the black and Latino communities. American men over 50 are much more likely to have comorbidity factors than women over 50. I do statistical modeling related to health care studies and one has to build in such factors into the models. Again, that is just being scientific. NOW: Of course what Azar was trying to avoid was discussing the incompetence of Trump and his admin in dealing with this crisis and how that has lead to additional (unnecessary) deaths. How many can never be determined. I'll give you that (since that is what Trump admin official are told and trained to do). But science is science; Too many Americans eat poorly, drink and smoke too much, and don't exercise. These are all behaviors that an individual can and should be blamed for. PS: Azar clearly ended the interview by saying he was NOT blaming these individuals (that is the part I felt was BS). He also stated that the US health care system with its uneven treatment was highly responsible (something you must agree with since you that is one of your pet peeves).
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