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Old Nov 17th 2020, 3:44 pm
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Yes, my child?


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Old Nov 17th 2020, 3:48 pm
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Yes, my child?


Jesus is an Australian woman?

Well, why not.
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Old Nov 17th 2020, 3:50 pm
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Jesus is an Australian woman?

Well, why not.
The Australian woman's asleep, I'm just borrowing her computer.
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Old Nov 17th 2020, 4:38 pm
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The Australian woman's asleep, I'm just borrowing her computer.
Have you seen - The Brand New Testament You should, it's great fun. What you just said is fairly close.

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Old Nov 17th 2020, 5:56 pm
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Gov. Newsom hits the COVID 'emergency brake' and forces 94% of California into the most restrictive reopening tier as he apologizes for breaking his own lockdown to attend dinner party at Michelin-star restaurant


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ning-tier.html

What sort of message does this send?
Something to do with President Elect Biden??

There's a thread for political covid discussions; it isn't this one.
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Old Nov 17th 2020, 8:58 pm
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Gov. Newsom hits the COVID 'emergency brake' and forces 94% of California into the most restrictive reopening tier as he apologizes for breaking his own lockdown to attend dinner party at Michelin-star restaurant


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ning-tier.html

What sort of message does this send?
He appeared on TV last night and fully apologized for his hypocritical behavior. The message sent is - people in power need to learn to apologize. If this were Trump, he would double-down and never apologize. So this sends the message to me that Newsom is a better person than Trump. Next?

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Old Nov 17th 2020, 9:27 pm
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House be a bit more difficult to manage?




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Old Nov 17th 2020, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
He appeared on TV last night and fully apologized for his hypocritical behavior. The message sent is - people in power need to learn not to be hypocrites. If this were Trump, he would double-down and never apologize. So this sends the message to me that Newsom is a better person than Trump. Next?
Only marginally better... and only the because he got caught.
He's a member of an american class in an infamously self-proclaimed classless society that places itself above the dictates of it's own government.
It's a self declared elitist entitlement that he decided to make the most of, that the rules dictated at the Joe on the street don't apply to the likes of him.
I'm of the opinion that he's done this before and would continue to flout his own regulations as and when he wanted to. He's of a class that demands privileged treatment when, as will happen, he contracts this virus, and when he recovers he'll shower praise on the health workers that his behaviour has done so much to place in harm's way.
It's acts like this, by those with so much in a country where 44M receive food stamps, that absolutely disgusts me.
Anyone with any integrity at all would have resigned, but of course nobody resigns in US government for doing less than shooting someone on 5th Avenue and even then it'd be up to the Supreme Court to rule on it.
Lincoln's closing words from the Gettysburg address could almost be made for this moment when the dead are filling the graveyards.
“We here highly resolved that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Unfortunately, acts like Newsom's are nails in Lincoln's coffin. He should have saved his breath, it's wasted on these people.



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Old Nov 17th 2020, 11:44 pm
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Only marginally better... and only the because he got caught.
He's a member of an american class in an infamously self-proclaimed classless society that places itself above the dictates of it's own government.
It's a self declared elitist entitlement that he decided to make the most of, that the rules dictated at the Joe on the street don't apply to the likes of him.
I'm of the opinion that he's done this before and would continue to flout his own regulations as and when he wanted to. He's of a class that demands privileged treatment when, as will happen, he contracts this virus, and when he recovers he'll shower praise on the health workers that his behaviour has done so much to place in harm's way.
It's acts like this, by those with so much in a country where 44M receive food stamps, that absolutely disgusts me.
Anyone with any integrity at all would have resigned, but of course nobody resigns in US government for doing less than shooting someone on 5th Avenue and even then it'd be up to the Supreme Court to rule on it.
Lincoln's closing words from the Gettysburg address could almost be made for this moment when the dead are filling the graveyards.
“We here highly resolved that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Unfortunately, acts like Newsom's are nails in Lincoln's coffin. He should have saved his breath, it's wasted on these people.
There are many cases of politicians being hypocritical, but this is probably not the best one to focus on. At the time of the 'event', indoor dining was perfectly legal, but at reduced capacity. Read this from the LA Times:

"The governor visited the restaurant with more than three other households ... California’s COVID-19 safety guidelines limit the number of households at a private gathering, but do not explicitly impose those same rules on restaurant patrons. State guidelines updated in November allow private gatherings of no more than three households at a park or outdoor space. Rules for dining say restaurants should “limit the number of patrons at a single table to a household unit or patrons who have asked to be seated together,” without stating any limits on the number of households that can sit at a table."
Still, he admitted he did not follow the 'spirit of the law'. If it had been Trump, he'd have Giuliani in court arguing for him ...
https://www.latimes.com/california/s...inner-covid-19

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Old Nov 18th 2020, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
There are many cases of politicians being hypocritical, but this is probably not the best one to focus on.
No doubt, and he's a typical example of his genre.
I expect all politicians feel entitled, it comes with the job. In order to put yourself up for election there must be a hint of hubris in your character, The assumption that you're better than others is implicit in placing yourself in a position where you're able to make laws that govern the behaviour of others, and it's precisely because of this that the politician must fight against these urges.
Few manage it, but that doesn't mean the rest of us should accept it.
We must keep banging on about this, we must keep comparing them to Caesar's wife who must be always above reproach, although if the sanction suffered by Caesar's wife should she transgress were applied to politicians who strayed then perhaps fewer of them would, or at least only once.
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Old Nov 18th 2020, 4:07 pm
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Have you seen - The Brand New Testament You should, it's great fun. What you just said is fairly close.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsh_wFI0uMU
No haven't seen it. The last movie I watched was Schindler's List about a year ago and that broke a long drought of about 10 years. I get fidgety if I sit still for too long
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Old Nov 23rd 2020, 9:06 am
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House be a bit more difficult to manage?

Only if the Dems choose to hang seperately rather than hang together. Always possible, mind you.

The AOC wing of the party has to recognise that while they "energize the base", that base is permanently hamstrung by the Electoral College, unless and until both Puerto Rico and DC are admitted as states. Only a centrist Democrat administration is ever going to be able to fix that.
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Old Nov 24th 2020, 10:57 pm
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Jesus.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-54972269

That's all we need now - military strikes on Iran by the lunatic.
Trump is the first president in 40 years *not* to start a new war.....but he's a "lunatic". The brainwashing is strong in you, grasshopper.

In reality, if Biden's handlers manage to steal the election there will be far greater probability of war: his team is full of neocons.
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Old Nov 24th 2020, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
He appeared on TV last night and fully apologized for his hypocritical behavior. The message sent is - people in power need to learn to apologize. If this were Trump, he would double-down and never apologize. So this sends the message to me that Newsom is a better person than Trump. Next?
As opposed to Nancy Pelosi, who didn't apologise but instead went after and destroyed the owner of the salon she went to without a facemask in contravention of her own regulations.
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Trump is the first president in 40 years *not* to start a new war.....but he's a "lunatic". The brainwashing is strong in you, grasshopper.

In reality, if Biden's handlers manage to steal the election there will be far greater probability of war: his team is full of neocons.
All's good then unless you can produce evidence that he "stole the election".
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