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Four Seasons Total Landscaping
« on: November 02, 2020, 04:14:27 PM »
While goin' the road to sweet absentee, hurroo, hurroo
While goin' the road to sweet ballot box, hurroo, hurroo
While goin' the road to my sweet booth,
A stylus in me hand and a mask on me mouth,
A doleful Biden I heard cry,
Democracy, I hardly knew ye.

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This thread renamed 11/09/20 from "RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020" to "Four Seasons Total Landscaping"

« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 04:32:03 PM by Nubbins »
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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 10:25:52 AM »
Nubbins is drunk! Yay!

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 10:26:27 AM »
So I'm obsessively sitting here following the news even though there won't be a decision for, like, a year at this rate...

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 10:32:40 AM »
I just have a bad feeling about today. I was watching a clip of Joe speaking in PA over the weekend and he had all the energy of a five-week-old mylar birthday balloon.
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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 10:34:21 AM »
I just have a bad feeling about today. I was watching a clip of Joe speaking in PA over the weekend and he had all the energy of a five-week-old mylar birthday balloon.

And I say this knowing full well that IF Biden/Harris score a W, the country is still going to be horribly divided and teetering on the brink of full out civil war.
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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 10:57:02 AM »
Yeah, I have no hope at all for today. My money is on no electoral victory and the house has to decide.

But, if Biden does pull it off, I totally agree. The man is a doddering fool. Trump will be our shadow president and he'll tear Biden to pieces from the sidelines. Nothing will get done and, essentially, Trump will campaign for four years and get more powerful.

And if Trump wins... Holy shit, that's a mandate like we haven't seen since 1930s Germany.

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 11:01:17 AM »
Meanwhile! Hallie Jackson in red! Which kind of makes today worth it.

Later today I'm going to take a walk and photograph all the Bethesda businesses that are boarding up because... elderly white people who push their dogs around in strollers are a potential threat...?

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 11:05:14 AM »
I used to be all about the numbers and all that, but this seems so weird and pointless today. The media is doing the normal election special coverage, but hasn't, like, everyone voted already? Who are these people in line?

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 12:32:02 PM »
Yeah, I'm definitely not tuning into anything until tonight. It's funny but I just really have no idea what to expect.

Here is what PredictIt.org's markets are doing on the election... was going to post a screenshot but I've forgotten how.

Biden's trading at $0.63 while Trump is trading at $0.43. They have Biden winning at 290 votes to Trump's 248. They've got Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, and Arizona all going for Biden. Looks like GA, FL, and Texas are still red, but they're kind of pinkish at this point. 
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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 12:59:07 PM »
So the random aggregator site is optimistic!

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2020, 01:04:43 PM »
So the random aggregator site is optimistic!

It is. I actually tend to think that it may be pretty accurate because 1) people are betting actual money, so they have some skin in the game and 2) prices are dictated by trading volume (in theory). Those two things, to me, mean it could be a pretty accurate representation of national sentiment.

Of course, I'm also assuming only political neckbeards traffic on the site, so maybe all that's out the window.
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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2020, 10:23:26 AM »
I have a hangover. Don't tell me the results till I get an aspirin.

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2020, 10:56:29 AM »
My hungover, armchair, fuck-filled, I-sorta-pay-attention-to-this-shit-but-have-tuned-out-to-preserve-my-sanity take on this, so far:

1) Democrats are fuckin dumb. I have watched them, for the majority of 2020, go back to the same poisoned well they drank from in 2016 to build their campaign playbook. We're seeing it backfire a second time, what a goddamn surprise. First, they whittled a dynamic field of candidates to arguably the most boring, uninspired, milquetoast, past-his-prime, been in politics for 20% of America's short history candidate... then shoved him down our throats... again.

2) Then, taking another page from 2016's Playbook of Failure, they spend most of 2020 planting flag after flag on the moral high ground, assuming they own the goddamn thing. They assumed this would be enough to snatch a swift victory from voters exhausted by Trump. Of course, those same voters are exhausted by the left's constant and unending moral superiority complex, their flirtations with "socialism", their SNL skits and Daily Show rants. Plus voters are scared by the fact that the left has been portrayed as being OK with and empathetic toward large swaths of America literally being on fire, being looted, and running rampant with unchecked gun violence. So the vote for Trump is a vote driven by fear and probably a considerable amount of spite.

2) Any news anchor or correspondent who is scratching their head right now and saying, "But... the polls!" should be run out of town on a rail. No fuckin shit the polls. The polls were a train wreck in 2016, so why are you still paying attention to the 538 when they haven't done anything to address their failed methodology? Why does the 538 even have a website right now? Fuckin idiots.

3) Basement Biden was a mistake... for all the "Look at Joe leading by example through the pandemic!", he should have been out there going toe to toe and matching Trump's intensity instead of assuming his intensity would blow up in his face.

4) The impeachment was a huge blunder for the Democrats. Not saying it wasn't justified, but you don't bring a whiffle ball bat to the plate in a major league game. Fuckin dumb. AND they looked rushed because they were trying to blast through it quickly so all their precious senators running for the Dem nomination could be out on the campaign trail getting ready to lose to Biden instead of being tied up in a messy impeachment. Donald has literally escaped unscathed from every scandal and charge ever leveled against him... he is a man who has never been held accountable for anything... so how could the Dems be so stupid as to think they could build the world's flimsiest case against him and expect it to stick? What the fuck were they thinking? If impeachment is so serious and is such a big deal, then maybe you should look like you're taking it seriously? Fuckin idiots.

5) And of course... how can Dems take the moral high ground on the pandemic, claiming Trump slept on it or underplayed it January through March? The fuckin balls of these people, I swear. While Trump was waving his hands magically saying it would "just go away", the Dems were bogging us down with impeachment instead of preparing us for... whatever the fuck we're living in right now. So... if the pandemic is as bad as you want us to believe, then why didn't they drop everything and make it their top priority instead of trying to score political points against Trump? Oh, that's right... it was an election year.

I dunno... I'm sure I'll think of more ways to dunk on the Dems over the next few months. I know "it's not over", but I've been saying for weeks that unless Biden pulls out a landslide victory, then it's kinda over already. Trump has already put his hands on the reins in terms of steering national dialogue and the national dialogue seems to be the thing that matters anymore these days... not what the pesky laws are or whatever.

Glad I've been mentally preparing for Trump 2.0 for the last 3 months. I have no illusions that a Biden presidency would be anything remarkable or noteworthy, but was definitely hoping the volume on politics would get turned down in America after yesterday... not surprised that it won't, though.


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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2020, 10:59:15 AM »
Man, that's all very well laid out.

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Re: RIP 7/4/1776 - 11/3/2020
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2020, 01:57:42 PM »
Arizona and likely Wisconsin to Biden  :fap:

If he wins MI, then it's over, even without PA, GA, or NC.

Everything I said above still holds true, however. Dems are dumb as fuck and this will fix very little, if anything.

I'm moving to Oregon to eat a bunch of shrooms now, bye.
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