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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

nan said:

Tracey equates twitter brawls with enthusiasm for a candidate.

I understood that. I think it’s dumb. You could even say my judgment of its dumbness is an enthusiastic one. But I’m not going to argue with him about it on Twitter.

You also seem to feel that the Biden fans are looking for a "calmer times" so they don't want to fight. Is it also possible that they don't feel they have anything to fight with when even Biden's wife says others have better ideas and policies?

It’s possible, but I think a lot less likely than the possibility that they, like many, many Americans, don’t give a damn about fighting over politics on social media (Twitter especially).

And if it really is because they’re cowed, so what? Either they’ll look for something better, which is good news for you, or they’ll continue to slink all the way into a polling booth and cast their secret ballot for Biden, which is their right.

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jimmurphy
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

nan said:

I think you misunderstand what he was saying.  Tracey equates twitter brawls with enthusiasm for a candidate.  Who is going to argue endlessly with people on social media unless they are excited about their candidate and maybe even campaigning for them?  So, based on that he does not see the enthusiasm for Biden and he feels enthusiasm is essential to get people out to vote.  

Do you leave room for the possibility that people who might support a moderate do not trawl the internet for hours on end to watch fringe videos or post on Twitter, nevermind brawl? (edited to add: forgot the ?)

The extreme left and the extreme right tend to be more passionate, and more willing to devote much more time to these activities. Doesn't mean that they are an indicator 15 months before an election.

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chalmers
Discussion: WPLJ

The WFMU shows are all archived nearly immediately, so you can access them whenever/wherever you like. I'll throw in a plug for Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B., which features "female-fronted pop from the past, present and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man" and airs 3-6 p.m. on Friday.

Here is the latest playlist/archive:

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cuethesun
Discussion: Improving Road Safety: Add your own suggestions.

We need a traffic light at Jefferson and Maplewood. And if you say it can’t be done explain to me why it won’t work when the same scenario exists at Glen and Wyoming. 

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tomcat
Discussion: St James Gate

Used to go there regularly (for burgers & mussels in broth), but have not been back since the event where Jimmy fought with a customer.   If you want a lobster roll, go to Freeman's.

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Klinker
Discussion: Maplewood Man Found Guilty Of Punching, Kicking Woman In Road-Rage Incident

quercus said:

BG9 said:

I do. Mental illness and/or stress. You don't need a reason to get someone pissed off.

Good thing we're not in some southern sh*t hole where anyone can carry automatic weapons.

 Example of a southern sh*t hole?

 I believe "southern sh*t hole" is the French name for Florida.

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mrincredible
Discussion: Maplewood Man Found Guilty Of Punching, Kicking Woman In Road-Rage Incident

DaveSchmidt said:

I endorse that standard. Let’s see if I can rephrase BG9’s comment to meet it, even at the risk of taking BG9’s point in a completely different direction:

Good thing we're not in some state where anyone who meets legal requirements, but who is also (like, really, anyone) subject to moments of impulsive rage, can carry a military-style semiautomatic weapon with a large-capacity magazine.

Like I said I don't think the type of firearm matters, more the ability to carry it wherever you want. A flintlock pistol could have turned this into a much worse situation. 

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author
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

nan said:

author said:

 Joe Biden is not my  first choice.  I do however consider him to be an honorable person

A Biden who has lost his marbles is still preferable to the current office holder who never had any.

 How is he going to beat Trump when he thinks the 60's happened in the '70s?   Biden's wife, Jill, made a video where she basically says Joe has nothing to offer except his association with Obama, but he can beat Trump.   How is "inspiration" supposed to get people excited enough to get off the couch and vote?  

 Fair enough.  Again he is not my first choice but imagine a run between he and the giant carrot.  He is seen as a man of integrity.  For the Bible Belt people,  he walks the walk.  A solid family man with no hint of skirt chasing or payoffs to hush anyone. 

Trump has a mega mountain of misdeeds, law suits and in general has lived a life of wealth associated with sleeze.  The Dems have an easy target to criticize.......not so the GOP

Joe brings credentials and experience in government.   Trump is a game show host and failed builder who refuses to make public even his college transcripts.

The comparison is Mr. Deeds to Pagliacci.


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The_Soulful_Mr_T
Discussion: St James Gate

tomcat said:

Used to go there regularly (for burgers & mussels in broth), but have not been back since the event where Jimmy fought with a customer.   If you want a lobster roll, go to Freeman's.

Interesting. I swore I'd never go in  in  there again after a particularity heinous and disgusting Jimmy performance. That must have been 6 or 7 years ago. Maybe longer. (And I haven't.) 

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