#1 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 6 hours ago
I just saw where Biden wants several breaks during the debate.
This is insanity.
How many times have breaks been required during a debate?
This man isn't fit to run. Period.
Only legit reasons to need breaks every 30 minutes....
To inject him with uppers
To change his diaper
This country has jumped the shark.
#2 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 7 hours ago
It also reminds me of Biden's "Things won't fundamentally change" comment in regards to a Biden presidency.
As far as serving the corporate masters, he's probably right.
What will change is the whole Trump TV nation and I don't think people are willing to give it up just yet.
A Biden presidency, on the surface at least, would be similar to the Eisenhower era. A president sitting in his rocking chair watching TV and not really engaging with the media.
I just don't see it happening.
#3 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 7 hours ago
If there's one positive with Trump was exposing the media. And let's be honest, they were in bad shape before Trump, he singlehandedly saved the political news media. When he's gone..... Yikes.
This is why I don't believe they actually want him gone. He's a cash cow. They turned our culture into 24/7 Trump World and you can't just flip the switch off.
The DNC isn't all that opposed to him either. If they were, they would've picked someone else.
Trump serves the elites well. They won't upset that apple cart unless they have to.
#4 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 7 hours ago
The world is moving far right when it actually needs to be much closer to the center.
Climate change is going to become THE issue of the coming decades yet we keep electing people who don't give a shit.
We picked the wrong era to turn news and politics into entertainment. The smartphone era provides too many distractions. Each side drowns in echo chambers, identity politics, and the extremes rise like cream to the top.
#5 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 8 hours ago
God I can't stand the media anymore. They don't even try to hide the way they craft these narratives for everyone to swallow.
Trump is spooked by Biden...
Like hell he is. If anything, he's foaming at the mouth to tear into him. I just realized this is exactly what they said about Hillary-Trump before that debate. Acting like she was going to clobber him over the head on the issues but instead was caught off guard and completely out of her element.
How do people watch this shit all the time?
#6 Re: The Garden » The Space thread » 8 hours ago
Not liking the host of that channel.
I'm sick of the competing agendas when it comes to this stuff. They're trying to push Venus out of the headlines and get everyone to focus on Mars again by reminding everyone about those underground lakes of brine. Pushing it as a new story even though we've known for awhile.
This happened when the Europa clipper mission was being planned. The Saturn nuts...who just had an amazing decade with Cassini, tried to get everyone to focus on Enceladus.
I wish there was enough money to fund all these missions....but there's not. Venus and Europa deserve their moment in the sun.
#7 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 9 hours ago
those who already don't like him already knew/thought this and those who do like him either block it out or don't care
This is what this election cycle boils down to....due to how this presidency has been covered, there's nothing to move the needle in either direction. There will be no "October surprise" to deliver a knockout blow to Trump.
possibly his fact checking could help Biden since its possible that's a bit too far of a grasp for him anymore, and Wallace would look like he's helping out Biden too much
Fact checking could cause Biden's campaign to implode on the stage.
Biden: I'd like to thank the great people of Cleveland here tonight, my sister-
Wallace: Sir, that's your wife....
It's too risky. If the candidate was anyone else, they would've really pushed this fact checking idea.
2006 Biden would beat him,
A young Biden would eat him for lunch. 2020 Biden has no business being in the race. It's really the Donald vs Kamala and if I were Trump, I would be sure to remind voters of this fact.
He should also bring up the usual issue of a 3 am call that's a global crisis unfolding. Does the country want someone who can't remember his wife taking that call? Time is of the essence in that situation. If nukes start flying, you've got 15 minutes. Should five of those minutes be spent reminding the president who everyone is?
Trump is a wild card. He can't be kept on script. It's like that old saying "let Reagan be Reagan". You just have to let Trump do whatever the hell he's going to do.
The pandemic has favored Biden so far. He didn't have to go through the grind of a real election. He got to spend most of it sitting in his rocking chair. His gaffes have been kept to a minimum.
Say what you want about Trump, he thrives on the campaign trail.
#8 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 23 hours ago
I know I've been whining about this stuff lately but I've been watching more news this past week than I have in years.
It's pure insanity.
If someone who was in a coma for the past 20 years were to wake up all of a sudden, and then a TV placed in front of them, they would start screaming.
Media outlets and the tech giants (social media) have turned us into Frankenstein's monster.
#9 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 24 hours ago
All of those points may be valid.....BUT.....
Everybody already knew about that stuff. It's literally old news. Tossing up that old Russia chestnut really isn't going to move the needle.
This isn't how you beat Donald Trump. This is how you slide him in to a second term. He is the Teflon president....and the media's constant focus on him and everyone playing along has created this environment where literally nothing substantial will stick. It is what it is.
I said this was going to happen four years ago when it was breaking news when he took a drink of water, walked up a flight of stairs, got in a golf cart, etc. He was being turned into entertainment....and when he cheats on his taxes, his kids have security clearance, he makes some shady deal with the big bad world leader of the week, or anything else, it just seamlessly flows with the nonsense everyone freaked out about. What difference is there in Trump taking a drink of water or his daughter getting consulting fees? The reaction is the same.
The media and the public created this monster. Now it's out of control.
How can he be stopped? I don't think he can. Regardless of what they say, the media loves him. They make shit tons of money constantly whining about him. If they didn't, they wouldn't cover him 24/7....they'd cover him like they did all previous presidents.
The public loves him too. Even if they claim to hate him, they literally can't stop talking about him. This country is a reality show come to life.
I know one thing....
If the DNC was serious about trying to dethrone him, they wouldn't have picked a guy pushing 80 who mistakes his wife for his sister and believes he's running for the Senate half the time.... and they also wouldn't have allowed Kamala Harris within a light year of the VP slot.
He's the fall guy....Trump gets his second term, people will talk about Trump four more years, and then the left will run its own Trump.....The Rock.
, but I think something big is coming of this.
People have been predicting this for four years.
The only thing big coming is the media whipping everyone into a frenzy when he wins, protests in major cities, people will die, and the media will rake in big piles of cash.
Trump was right....he could shoot someone and it wouldn't make a bit of difference. It would just be one in a series of outrages that day.