Still catching up from my crash-bang-aplooza, so let me start with the oldest first – Parlour games!
(you may have already heard that Parler is the alternative social media outlet for morons who have been kicked off Twitter and / or Facebook for being Nazis)
Parler Is a Trap. Stay away!
Thread app /twitter ^ | 6/28/20 | Brian Cates/Various
Posted on 6/28/2020, 11:36:27 AM by Revel
He tells how you need to give them a selfie and a drivers license scan in order to direct message.
They can delete anything anytime they want even without reason.
Account deletion by email only. And forced arbitration
Terms of service can be changed any time without notification to users.
If one of your posts leads to legal action against them then you agree to pay all legal fees.
They may have the right to use the information in the contact lists of your devices.
Then we have the obvious:
“Are millions of Conservatives being led into a new Conservative ghetto from which they will become completely invisible to the outside world?”
“It’s brilliant if this was an actual strategy. Get the Conservatives to SILENCE themselves outside a bubble to promote ‘free speech’.”
“We retreat in the culture war into a silo where we all talk to people who already agree with us.”
“Any Conservatives who retreated behind the Parler login wall and abandoned their accounts on this platform is now invisible for the upcoming election.”
And Twitter can kiss my grits.Probably few are abandoning the bloated forums until they are personally banned outright. I’m reminded of some great advice given immediately after the 1994 election:
“Abandon all illusions of media sympathy,” and “find, forge and maintain your own lines of communication.”
Other then FreeRepublic I do not feel compelled to share my wisdom with the world.
The world weeps silent tears of joy.
That is what my two dachshunds are for and even they usually ignore me.
Multiple Secret Service agents tasked with planning Vice President Pence’s trip to Arizona this week were reportedly removed from the trip after showing signs of coronavirus infection, sources with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post.
As many as 10 Secret Service and other law enforcement agents working on the trip were replaced after showing symptoms of the virus, and at least one tested positive for the disease two senior administration officials, speaking on terms of anonymity, told the newspaper.
A USSS spokesperson declined to confirm that any agents were removed from the trip over COVID-19 concerns, and told The Hill in an email that the agency “continues to operate in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations through the U.S. Secret Service Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Programs (SAF).”
“The health and safety of our workforce, their families, and that of our protectees remains the agency’s highest priority,” they added.
A spokesperson for the vice president, Devin O’Malley, also declined to confirm the agents’ removal and slammed the Post in a statement to the newspaper for covering the story.
“This virus isn’t going to hurt them”
Tell that to all the people on ventilators when only a small percentage of them will survive.
Tell that to the people (even young people) who have scarred lungs (fibrosis) and may be on oxygen for life.
Tell that to those who have had their fingers and toes amputated.
And last but not least tell that to all the families who have lost their elderly relatives.
To: little jeremiah
I very often think that some nefarious person has a viral(sic) of virus and spreads it where they think they need it to be spread in all the right places so that all the right people will be affected.
I’m sure they would think it would be great if the Secret Service were able to spread it to the vice president and the President himself and then they can say “see they wouldn’t wear masks”!
Lindsey Graham: ‘I Don’t Think Bubba Wallace Has Anything to Apologize For’
Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | PAM KEY
Posted on 7/6/2020, 3:35:48 PM by knighthawkMonday on Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) commented on President Donald Trump’s tweet about driver Bubba Wallace and NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban.
Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!
Man, that guy is just a closet Romney.
Another reason why The President needs to just STHU sometimes
Fodder for enemies, foreign, domestic, Dims, RINOs
For God’s sakes
GET ON MESSAGE AND STAY THERE
ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
PAINT BIDEN AND THE DIMS AS THE LYIN CORRUPT EXTREMISTS THEY ARE
FORGET ABOUT THE DAMN FLAG . . . .
Let’s be honest – Trump had nothing to gain by revisiting this again. He will only engender sympathy for Wallace. While any of us would apologize if we wrongly accused someone of something, Wallace is not any of us, and he is not held to the same standards.
Sometimes I think Trump doesn’t want to win.
Juan Williams: Trump’s base begins to crack
thehill ^ | 07/06/20 | JUAN WILLIAMS
Posted on 7/7/2020, 6:54:36 PM by MarvinStinsonHere is a checklist for fans of the “greatest of all presidents.”
Where’s the wall — and is Mexico paying for it?
Where’s the fabulous plan to replace ObamaCare?
Where’s the deal with North Korea to end their nuclear threat?
Where’s the racial healing in retweeting a supporter shouting “white power”?
Oh, didn’t he tell you in February the virus was going to magically disappear and then repeat it to you last week after more than 125,000 Americans died from it?
Now that’s a record of failure.
And here is one more question on empty promises for Trump’s biggest fans, white evangelicals:
Has Trump delivered for you after the Supreme Court’s recent rulings in support of gay rights and abortion rights?
Trump’s standing with evangelicals started fraying before the court’s decisions.
First, the failure to protect the country from the virus hurt him, especially with seniors.
Then evangelicals of all ages saw a lack of Christian empathy in his attacks on people standing together, across racial lines, to protest police brutality. “We’re one race and we need to love each other,” said Pat Robertson, a major evangelical leader.
To shore up his base, Trump is now resorting to open appeals to white racial grievance.
He has retweeted videos of black and white people fighting. Last week, he retweeted a video of a white St. Louis couple holding guns to threaten people marching for racial justice.
Putting fear into his white base — to get them back in line — can be seen in his damning comments on protestors. They are all “thugs,” and “hoodlums,” even as the instances of rioting are few amid overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations.
Similarly, Trump’s strategy includes demonizing people pulling down statues of Confederate generals. He says they are “terrorists.” He refuses to admit the damage done by ever-present symbols of white supremacy, including the Confederate flag.
So, exactly which white people are the audience for Trump’s acid politics?
Trump won 57 percent of the white vote in 2016. One-third of that support came from white evangelicals. Another 20 percent of Trump’s 2016 base of support came from white Catholics, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
That means white evangelicals and white Catholics made up half of the people who voted for Trump in 2016.
But now several polls showing Trump losing to Democrat Joe Biden by a substantial margin. The decline is due to sliding support from white evangelicals and white Catholics.
“In March, nearly 80 percent of white evangelicals said they approved of the job Mr. Trump was doing, [according to polling by PRRI],” the New York Times reported in early June.
“But by the end of May, with the country convulsed by racial discord, Mr. Trump’s favorability among white evangelicals had fallen 15 percentage points to 62 percent, according to a PRRI poll,” according to the Times story, by Jeremy W. Peters. The article noted that Trump’s white Catholic support is down 27 points since March.
David Brody, the chief political analyst for the Christian Broadcasting Network, recently told Politico that “any slippage” of Trump’s support among evangelical voters would doom him to defeat in November.
Trump is potentially losing those few percentage points of evangelical support in a nation showing increasing support for the Black Lives Matter movement but also dealing, as Brody put it, with “everything from the coronavirus to George Floyd and Trump calling himself the ‘law and order president.’”
If evangelicals are the target of Trump’s racial grievance strategy, the bull’s-eye on that target are white people without a college degree.
Since the end of May, Trump has lost 15 percentage points of support among whites without a college degree, according to an average of polls by The Washington Post.
He had a 37-percentage point lead among those voters over Hillary Clinton in 2016. It is now down to a 22-point lead over Biden.
There is deadly political consequence for Trump’s reelection bid in those numbers.
The loss of those voters is a big reason behind a June New York Times poll showing Trump and Biden basically tied among white voters.
The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Biden currently leading Trump in six states Trump won in 2016: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.
With four months to go before Election Day, all Trump can do now is ask his evangelical supporters to overlook his failures in exchange for more promises, especially continuing to pack the federal courts with conservative judges who are hostile to abortion rights and gay rights.
He thinks that promise will be enough to motivate evangelicals and Catholics to turn out for him.
“You won’t have religious liberty — you won’t have anything,” if Biden wins in November, Trump predicted in a recent interview with his former press secretary Sean Spicer, after highlighting his appointment of “two Supreme Court justices.”
If a few evangelicals decide a few more judges aren’t worth sacrificing their most cherished principles of Christian love and morality, they may end up voting for a white Catholic.
His name is Joe Biden.
To: Secret Agent Man
Biden Has Comfortable Lead (Rasmussen)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7/8/20 | Rasmussen Reports
Posted on 7/8/2020, 12:05:56 PM by semimojoPresident Trump trails likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden by ten points in Rasmussen Reports’ first weekly White House Watch survey for 2020.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Biden earning 50% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Trump’s 40%. Six percent (6%) remain undecided.
The new survey finds Trump with 74% of the Republican vote. Biden has the support of 79% of Democrats. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, it’s Biden 48%, Trump 36%
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As hard as I try to write off every poll as wrong, Rasmussen is one that I tend to put stock in. They were very accurate in 2016 and don’t seem to have a strong left bias yet it basically confirms every other poll showing Biden with a comfortable lead. It is stunning to say the least.
This is disconcerting as Rasmussen is not your typical lefty polling provider. In the past they have consistently posted polls that are both fair and accurate. Even Trafalgar (a fairly conservative polling service) has shown Trump behind by wide margins. We are still around four months out, so things can change. But this is not where one wants to be in July of a presidential election year.
Well if this country is STUPID enough to vote Biden as president, then we DESERVE to be dismantled and destroyed!! I heard on Beck this morning while driving that current polls show we are in very good danger of losing the Senate and that some of the losses by the RINO party will be WOMEN!! So, Dims don’t care about women, race, or anything else. To them it is ALL ABOUT POWER AND TOTAL CONTROL!!! If Americans ARE THIS STUPID to turn the Senate and WH over to the communists along with the House, then they deserve the Gulags and prisons that they will put the citizens of this nation in. The fools who vote for them will deserve the sword to the neck they will get!! I only pray to the GOD of Heaven that He comes for His bride the church before this final nail into the coffin of America is hammered down!! Folks, if you DO NOT KNOW HIM, time is runnning short!! Bible prophesy is clear. There is NO further prophesy that needs to happen before He comes for His church, none!! If you do not believe, you do so at your eternal peril!! Why take that chance? Learn to know Him TODAY, IT MAY BE YOUR LAST!! Maranatha, even so, come LORD JESUS!!