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21 August 2020

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BrotherJoe

I didn't watch the acceptance speech. Could it have been pre-recorded ?

TV

Either the Democrat-media party is too dumb or just plain dishonest (I vote for both)- corporations do NOT pay taxes.
They just pass through the money from their customers.

Artemesia

Nobody has yet disproved Newton's Third Law.

Deap

"Fifth largest economy in the world" - nation state of California - just had a major blackout last evening. We were warned - hot weather and not enough energy produced to keep computers, lights, refrigerators and A/C running.

This is what taking one for the Green New Team looks like. Pretty much like turning the clock back to the 1950's when we were not so dependent on "climate control" or computer access 24/7.

Cards or board games by candlelight, anyone? Pirate and Traveler was my own childhood favorite. And in the candlelight, no one can see you cheat. Interesting timing this black out (rolling brown out?) coincided with Biden championing what he will do with our future.

Jack

Sir,

IMO, neither Biden nor Kamala are marxists in the classical sense. They may spout green, gender and race identity and other groupthink rhetoric that are very popular among the media chic crowd.

They are like Obama and the Republican establishment. Card carrying members of the Party of Davos. They all want big government but in a symbiotic relationship with big business. They don’t want any anti-trust enforcement or real competitive markets. They want socialism for the top 0.1%. Government sanctioned oligopolies and transfer of wealth from the working and middle class to the oligarchs. Both parties have supported this program for the past half century. Trump didn’t do anything to significantly disrupt it either. In fact in his term the Fed handed out to Wall St trillions at a scale unprecedented.

Big tech is absolutely salivating. Obama’s signature Obamacare was socialism all right, but for the big healthcare and pharma companies whose stocks took off the next day after it passed.

https://twitter.com/zaidjilani/status/1296521295945924611?s=21

The minimum tax on all businesses will never pass. They’ll raise tax rates but neither Amazon nor Lockheed will pay since there will be plenty of loopholes for them. They guy getting squeezed will be the small to midsize enterprises who don’t have the K Street lobbyists full-time on the payroll.

The Obama’s epitomize this subterfuge with mansions in DC and Martha’s Vineyard. Hundreds of millions of dollars in business contracts with Netflix and other publishers. Whose best pals are billionaires Richard Branson and David Geffen. They’re not hanging out with the campesinos!

jerseycityjoan

Colonel:

What did you think last night of the video tribute to Beau Biden and the many references to him during several segments? It was pointed out several times that he had been on active duty in Iraq -- quite true -- but the way it was said, the implication was that he had been on the front line. That is not true, as you know he was there as a lawyer. That was his job at home and in the National Guard, too. A big point was made on Wednesday night that Beau and Kamala Harris were in contact with each other as attorneys general.

I recall you said that Biden wanted all kinds of military honors for his son. Yesterday's convention presentation reminded me of your comments.

I feel bad for the Biden family and I respect Beau Biden's service as a lawyer in the National Guard. But I am dismayed about all the fuss in a national convention. It just seemed excessive and makes me wonder what the purpose of it was. Is it to compensate for the screw-ups of Hunter Biden? Is it to appeal to veterans? Is it just a general play for sympathy? I would hope not.

walrus

The trouble in my opinion is that the Democratic party are mixing perfectly sensible ideas for reform with toxic communist vengeance politics and identity politics as well.

For example, decarbonising the economy technically and economically makes a lot of sense although I don’t want to argue it here. However when you try and mix that idea up with social justice for lesbian and transgender coal miners it does not compute, if you get my meaning.

The same applies to single payer healthcare, infrastructure investment, taxation and a host of other options. The democrat politics precludes sensible options, no matter what your exact political standpoint may be.

From the bits of Joe that I heard, you got what was expected: a brilliantly crafted feel good experience filled with what the neurolinguistics gurus call nominative words - ones that have different meanings to everyone and no precision.

Deap

At the Democrat National Cocoon Around Biden last night - instead of media asking questions after his teleprompter remarks, they were told to scramble outside immediately to watch the fireworks. Like lemmings they did just that and the DNC Biden Cone of Silence remained intact: https://www.redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/08/21/watch-the-stampede-dem-convention-officials-tell-reporters-to-hurry-outside-to-see-fireworks/

Scariest part was seeing Biden's fawning media are in fact subservient 20 somethings, who run when someone says free food. Got to admit, this was a well planned out strategic move on Team Biden's part, like having Hunter Biden be part of the supportive "public" who was allowed to have immediate and direct contact with the candidate.

This House of Mirrors will make a good drinking game - chug when you spot any deflective Team Biden move that is still trying to pass itself off as normal.

Reminds me of one of Barry Soetoro's best unscripted line - never get between Michelle and a plate of tacos. Now is that fact or myth, but it was sure believable on all counts: Mooshell with taco in mouth and unscripted Barry with foot in mouth.

Jack

Deap,

Yeah. During the day California renewables generate 11GW but at 7pm it drops to 3GW.

California under the auspices of the climate change crowd are decommissioning not only natgas fired peaking plants but also carbon free nuclear. The two nuclear reactors that California had, produced around 5GW.

Ideology not common sense rules!

turcopolier

jerseycityjoan

The son sat on a well defended FOB for six months until his father had him brought home. While "over there" he drew up soldiers' wills, helped them file for divorce, reviewed local contract documents, etc. When Biden is president he may give him the Medal of Honor. pl

Stephanie

jerseycityjoan,

Given how Biden likes to embroider his war stories, to put it politely, no doubt by the time he gets through Beau will have been on the front lines and then some. This is the kind of thing that used to sink Biden's campaigns, but this time around none of it matters:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-he-campaigns-for-president-joe-biden-tells-a-moving-but-false-war-story/2019/08/29/b5159676-c9aa-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html

From what I have read Biden seems to have adored his elder son and made no special effort to hide his preference within the family.

Polish Janitor

I watched Biden's speech til the end and yes he sounded quite ready and prepared compared to his other previous appearances. I was ready to see a few hiccups and blackouts, but to my slight surprise there was none. I would like to think of what we saw as Joe Biden 3.0 who will going to last until Nov. 8th. But will Joe Biden 3.0 still ready to take on the ever-freewheeling DJT? I don't think so.

Barbara Ann

Deap - "Democrat National Cocoon" made me lol, bravo.

Deap

RedState explains how they got Old Joe through the speech. Small sentences, few words, no complex polysyllables: (Is this what it means to "beautifully rehearse" someone?)

....."But sentences of 5-8 words strung together are not the making of a coherent justification for being elected to the highest office in the land.

The people in the campaign who drafted the speech clearly understood the risk that Dementia-Joe would lose his place in a long sentence or combination of long sentences, and either stop or begin to riff freestyle based on words he’s hearing himself say but fails to comprehend.

So punctuation was their friend. Lots of “periods” forcing Dementia-Joe to stop, and then start again with a new sentence....... (RedState)

In today's twitter-base mentality - he may well be speaking a lot of people's first language. Punch- punch-punch- punch - pith.

Deap

Joe "Bumper Sticker Biden. He spoke.

And if indeed his previously undetected stuffer requires this punctuated format, he has my sympathies. Who ever really likes public speaking.

Fred

Col.,

"the left of the Democratic Party is aiming for a revolutionary change in the American economy, American government, the US Constitution, and the content of peoples' minds."

They are already destroying the economy with mandatory lockdowns and excessive regulations. Biden promises a mandatory mask policy nationwide. Masks for what, hyped fear of 'cases' with actual data showing risk is nothing like it was hyped to be in March of this year? (That's one radical change in the content of people's minds.) The tech companies and the mask stasi will be happy to force compliance. Big tech is already purging stories about HCQ and its potential effectiveness. Governor Newsom, within the last 48 hours, ordered the local utility to cut power and water to a home in LA suburbs that was used for hosting a party. That's just the start. Then there's corporate America under Joe. Goodyear's mandatory "diverstiy" training, which just made the news, is just a shot across the bow. Biden, and Kamala, sure wouldn't call them out, they'll be cheering them on.

jerseycityjoan

Colonel:

Gen. Odierno in his eulogy had a different perception of Beau Biden's role and importance in Iraq:

"Odierno, Beau Biden’s commanding general in Iraq, also lauded his comrade’s military service overseas.

“It is sometimes hard talking about the bond formed between two soldiers in combat,” he said. “It is a brotherhood few people understand.”

He seems to think they were fighting together. Apparently they spent a lot of time together. I don't know when Odierno had time to do run the war if he got to know all the National Guard majors so well. He does seem to know what the family wants to hear.

"Beau Biden possessed the traits I have witnessed in only the greatest leaders,” Odierno said at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del."

I wish Beau was as wonderful as they come claim but the more extravagant the claims, the more they make me doubt.
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/244209-odierno-beau-biden-had-traits-of-greatest-leaders

TonyL

jerseycityjoan,

When you are deployed in a foreign country, at an Army base, you are on the frontline. Does not matter if you are a lawyer, a cook, a clerk, or a mechanic. You're risking your life just as other soldiers (albeit not to the same degree).

Deap

Two more reports of Biden plagerism in his very recent speeches:

One from Ronald Reagan, and one from the dying thoughts of a beloved Canadian politician. Joe's memory may be gone, but other's have remained intact: particularly when it is theft of a well-turned phrase.

Artemesia

Stephanie wrote:

"From what I have read Biden seems to have adored his elder son and made no special effort to hide his preference within the family."

Shades of Esau & Jacob, Yonathan and Benjamin.

The published lore is that Benzion Netanyahu adored his older son, Yonathan, who "died a martyr" in the raid at Entebbe, July 4, 1976 (mark the date). After his death, Benzion carried on a phase of ash-flinging grief; created an institute in Yonathan's honor, which became the vehicle for presenting to the world the blueprint for the GWOT in July 1978. Second son Benjamin terminated American college studies; became Netanyahu not Nitay, returned to Israel and took up the mantle of heir to the ancient Jewish dynasty (by way of Lithuania).

Scraping away the surface ashes, one notes that thru Yonathan's adolescence and young adulthood Benzion actually had little concern for his first-born son and left him behind to flounder while Pater pursued graduate studies, or scholarly research; Yonathan joined military as a way to distance himself from a father who would not pay attention to his son's needs.

I suggest that Yonathan was set up to be removed from the line of succession at Entebbe -- he was the only Israeli casualty. Benjamin fed his brother lentil stew in exchange for his father's blessing.

Bibi proved equal to the task, but if the Esau-Jacob scenario is the same for Beau and Hunter, the challenge was more than second son Hunter was capable of shouldering without chemical assistance.
Heh. It was Joe who got the hair implants.

turcopolier

jerseycityjoan

It is all BS. You can always find a general or some other clown to spin a yarn like that. I will write up a citation for Hunter Biden of you like.

seward

Another very plausible possibility is that of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson: Mr. Biden takes to his bed (or is restricted to it) after a year or so, and Mrs. (A.K.A. Dr.) Biden runs the Government, perhaps as Chief of Staff, which does not require any confirmation (and which did not exist formally in the Wilson era).

I can't see the Biden family voluntarily relinquishing control to KH unless they have to.

(PS: My predictions are almost 99.44% wrong; so bet the opposite.)

turcopolier

TonyL

Absolutely wrong. A JAG officer sitting at a desk in a bunker on a defended post is more in danger of boredom than anything else. You must be a civilian or a REMF to think that a military lawyer is a hero for BEING there. Tell me about your combat record. Tell me.

Barbara Ann

So is this part of the explanation for Joe's relatively polished performance - Joe plagiarizing himself from 12 years ago? The script of feelgood trite statements certainly remains the same over the decades.

https://twitter.com/realPowerTie/status/1297026068696543233

Deap

Stole this:

Kamala Harris D-California
Joe Biden: D-Mentia

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