David vs Goliath

  

Category:  News & Politics

By:  vic-eldred  •  one week ago  •  65 comments

David vs Goliath
At 14 to 16 years of age, David volunteered to fight the giant using only a sling. With great accuracy, the teenager killed Goliath with a single rock.

David and Goliath was a Bible tale of an underdog defeating an unbeatable adversary. Today in California Larry Elder will face a truly uphill battle against all the power of the great CA democratic machine in what has become ground zero for the democratic party. The polls will open in California in a few hours. More than 8 million ballots have been returned and accepted.

How bad is it? 

Not only have the CA Teacher's Union and CA public sector unions donated heavily to Newsom, but last month Californians got a $600 check that went out on August 27th and another batch will be hitting bank accounts on September 17th.  Some call it buying votes. Some say it's a democrat specialty. In the past few weeks a string of national democratic celebrities have visited the state in order to endorse governor Newsom, the uber progressive governor who was a leading advocate for LGBT rights, same-sex marriage, immigrant rights, universal health care, gun control, a minimum wage and the legalization of Cannabis. The state has suffered through a housing and homelessness crises, rising crime rates, wildfires and high taxes and middle class flight, yet it was covid, above all else that defined the tenure of Gavin Newsom.  First, with Californians locked down, he was caught maskless with political allies at the French Laundry in Napa. A mistake that helped the recall gain momentum. Second, he pulled his kids from a summer camp after a picture circulated of his 10-year-old son indoors without a mask. Then he sold his home for a cool  $5.9 million.


While Ender has focused on the disaster that California has become and the serious issues now facing it, Newsom has made the election a national contest. What Newsom is asking Californians to do is ignore their local problems and focus on what it would mean to the national democratic party if California suddenly had a Republican governor.  It's an argument that could only appeal to progressives. It is to them he speaks when he says things like: “I say he’s even more extreme than Trump.”  By the end of August, Newsom had reeled in huge donations from unions, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. According to recent polls Newsom seems like a safe bet to hold onto the governorship of America’s biggest Democratic stronghold.

Today's voting will tell the tale.

Larry Elder needs a high turnout and then maybe he might be able to do what David once did...with only a sling.


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Wheel
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1  Wheel    one week ago

Here's the thing about that David and Goliath story, David was never the underdog.  Goliath was the victim of superior technology.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Wheel @1    one week ago

You are fast!

 
 
 
Ender
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1.2  Ender  replied to  Wheel @1    one week ago

Ha. Basically he had the equivalent of a gun.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @1.2    one week ago

I know the feeling (AKA "a friendly weapon")

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2  author  Vic Eldred    one week ago

The odds are about 18-1 in Newsom's favor.

“Sometimes God puts a Goliath in your life, for you to find the David within you.”

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2    one week ago

Sometimes God hands you Hybris and chuckles as you sail her into Nemesis. He's such a prankster.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    one week ago

Larry Elder is a far right crackpot. California is not a far right state. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one week ago

California is a fucked up far left state that deserves a failure like Newsom.

 
 
 
JBB
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4  JBB    one week ago

A more apt comparison would be with Don Quixote...

California has billions in the bank and is still booming.

Sure, they have problems and Newsom is addressing them way better than some rightwingnut who is supported by only a small percentage of the voters. 

If you are in California, you can still go and Vote NO!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @4    one week ago
If you are in California, you can still go and Vote NO!

In California they wait until election-day votes come in and are totaled. Once the number is posted they know how many votes they need to win. Then comes all those mail-in-ballots that grind down the day of election vote to virtually nothing.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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4.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    one week ago
Then comes all those mail-in-ballots that grind down the day of election vote to virtually nothing.

And what is wrong with millions of Californian voters using their mail-in ballot option? Are their votes supposed to count less than the votes cast in person on election day? I got my ballot weeks ago and mailed it back the following day, much like millions of other Californians. Perhaps those who have a bone to pick with California should try proving any widespread election fraud before implying that California elections aren't free and fair. Otherwise one just shows themselves as butthurt weak sniveling liars.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1.1    one week ago

Some folks right here on this seed voted by mail in ballot and said others who did were lazy. . . 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1.1    one week ago
And what is wrong with millions of Californian voters using their mail-in ballot option?

Nothing as long as we exactly how many mail-in-ballots have been cast before we roll out the totals on the day-of-election votes. As a matter of fact all mail-in-votes cast prior today should be counted first and the totals made public before today's votes have been counted.


 Perhaps those who have a bone to pick with California should try proving any widespread election fraud before implying that California elections aren't free and fair.

The CA secretary of state did it for all of us already:

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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4.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.3    one week ago
The CA secretary of state did it for all of us already:

Your link to such a bullshit conjecture story is noted. No where within does it prove any election fraud in California. Even the claim that CA has 10 million undocumented immigrants is full of holes and not supported by facts. In the MIT-Yale study they have no actual factual numbers, they simply come up with a wide range of possibilities, as they said "the number of undocumented immigrants could be as low as 16.5 million, or as high as 29.1 million". So taking that and just assuming CA has 10 million undocumented immigrants is total horse shit fantasy.

The obvious right wing conjecture is easy to see especially when they make comments like  “new voters” code for ineligible voters" which is total bullshit, or " more than one million “undocumented” immigrants received driver’s licenses from the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which automatically registered them to vote under the “Motor Voter” program." which of course is more total bullshit, there is no evidence that the undocumented immigrants were enrolled in the "Motor Voter" program. In fact, you have to apply for the undocumented drivers license program by telling the DMV you are not eligible to vote and those drivers licenses were not enrolled in the voter program. Just more fucking lies from useless conservative dipshits with wild imaginations. Like this statement without a lick of evidence to support it "With more than 10 million illegals in the state, the ballpark figure of one million illegal voters is probably low." From one unproven assumption to the next without even bothering to prove even 1 fraudulent ballot.

So try again Vic, but next time try using actual facts instead of right wing propaganda conjecture and lies.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1.4    one week ago

I don't have to try again. California allows illegal aliens to vote. Period.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.5    one week ago
California allows illegal aliens to vote

Does California allow noncitizens to vote?

Only registered voters are allowed to vote in California's primary or general elections. Registration is restricted to U.S. citizens who are California residents and who are at least 18 years old on Election Day.

State or federal prisoners, felony parolees and those found mentally incompetent to vote by a court are not permitted to register, according to Paula Valle Castanon, a representative for Padilla .

"Federal law requires that voters attest, under penalty of perjury, that they meet eligibility requirements — including citizenship. This is the case no matter the source of registration — paper, DMV, or online," Valle said in an email.

Fact check: Non-citizens cannot vote in California elections (usatoday.com)

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.6    one week ago
"Federal law requires that voters attest, under penalty of perjury, that they meet eligibility requirements — including citizenship. This is the case no matter the source of registration — paper, DMV, or online," Valle said in an email.

The CA DMV provides voter registration to new applicants. There is a box on the form to be checked if you are a citizen. NOBODY verifies if those who checked the box are citizens. Thus, those who check the box are REISTERED to vote.

That is how it's done in CA!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.7    one week ago

No that's not how it is done

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.5    one week ago

No they don't.  PERIOD.  END OF SENTENCE

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.10  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.8    one week ago

This man says it is being done - just that way!

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Tessylo
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4.1.11  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.10    one week ago

Well 'nuff said.

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Vic Eldred
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4.1.12  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.11    one week ago
So you believe that 'man'?

Yes, I do.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.13  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.11    one week ago

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Tessylo
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4.1.14  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.12    one week ago

Of course you do! 

He's Satan's asshole

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.15  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.14    one week ago

Another compelling argument!

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.16  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.7    one week ago

prove it. turn off rwnj radio and get a hobby. live longer.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.17  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @4.1.16    one week ago

I think I'm needed right here, but thanks for the advice.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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4.1.18  pat wilson  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.17    one week ago
I'm needed right here

We'll get you a badge and a hat.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.19  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.18    one week ago

How about a cat that I can use as a prop?

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.20  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.19    one week ago

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pat wilson
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4.1.21  pat wilson  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.19    one week ago

No you might get scratched.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.22  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @4.1.16    one week ago

That scumbag Miller is pure evil.  

Hateful racist scum

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.23  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.17    one week ago

Needed?  Naw . . .

 
 
 
Split Personality
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4.1.24  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.7    one week ago
The CA DMV provides voter registration to new applicants. There is a box on the form to be checked if you are a citizen. NOBODY verifies if those who checked the box are citizens. Thus, those who check the box are REISTERED to vote.That is how it's done in CA!

It's the Cal DMV's responsibility to determine residence requirements. Essentially, no SSN,

you get an AB 60 drivers license,

so you have ID and can also get auto insurance.

An AB 60 drivers license does not entitle one to vote in state or federal elections or complete a voter registration form.

It all happens at the DMV before you get that license.

Massachusetts is also an NVRA participant but they mail you a post card after the fact to let you know,

"Oh, btw we registered you to vote, when you passed your drivers test..."

20 states plus D.C. use NVRA

Funny how they all say citizenship is a requirement....

btw, I was a resident of California for 4 years so I have dealt with the bureaucracy, the emissions testing and the DPS

There's no way many non residents can pull off the BS that Steve Miller spews.  Typical RW hypothesis.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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4.1.25  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.10    one week ago

Dead eyes...

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.1.26  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.7    one week ago
NOBODY verifies if those who checked the box are citizens.

That must be why they asked to see my passport ... @!@

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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4.1.27  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.5    one week ago
I don't have to try again. California allows illegal aliens to vote. Period.

Total bullshit unless you can actually prove it, which you haven't. Your pure opinion response basically proves my comment correct. You've got nothing but right wing partisan conjecture and when called out on it you basically responded with "Nuhuh!".

The CA DMV provides voter registration to new applicants.

They do, for American citizens. For undocumented immigrants they have a completely different application and those applicants are not given ant opt in option for voting. I suppose someone with a room temp IQ might think that CA was just handing out regular drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants, but why should we care what some dipshit moron believes? 

Under AB 60  (Chapter 524: Statutes of 2013), DMV issues a DL to applicants who are unable to provide proof of legal presence in the U.S., but can:

  • Meet all other requirements to get a license.
  • P rovide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency.
  • Complete a   Driver’s License or Identification (DL/ID) Card Application.
  • Study for the DL knowledge test
  • Visit a DMV office, where you will:
    • Provide your proof of identity and California residency.
    • Pay the nonrefundable   application fee.
    • Have your thumbprint scanned.
    • Pass a   vision exam.
    • Have your photo taken.
    • Pass the   knowledge test(s). You are allowed three attempts to pass each of the required knowledge tests. If you fail the same test three times, your application is no longer valid and you will need to reapply. (To allow for sufficient testing time, we don’t administer knowledge tests within 30 minutes of closing.) 
    • Pass a road sign test (if applicable).
  • Take a behind-the-wheel   driving test (if applicable). To take your driving test:

The California Motor Voter program applies to Californians who are 18 or older and meet the following criteria:

  • A United States citizen and a resident of California.
  • Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony.
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.
  • Individuals with AB 60 driver's licenses are not eligible to participate in the California Motor Voter program and are not eligible to vote.

I'm sure some brain damaged conservative morons will even reject these facts and retreat to some poorly spun right wing propaganda gobbledy gook verbal diarrhea in a desperate attempt to save face, but without them being able to actually link any relevant facts, can anyone consider them anything more than a sad and lonely joke?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.28  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.7    one week ago
At DMV field offices, Gonzalez said, technicians will not be able to key in any voting information for undocumented customers seeking AB 60 license renewals.

As soon as a technician types in AB 60, the voter information section automatically gets "greyed out" and can’t be typed into and can’t be bypassed, the spokeswoman said. She added that the same safeguards are in place for online and mail renewals.

"The (mail) form won’t even have the voter information questions on it, so they won’t be able to register to vote," Gonzalez said.

"It’s really interesting how quickly false information spreads," she continued, "and how difficult it is to get the correct information out there to Californians that really need to know this information."

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PolitiFact | No, California didn’t pass a law allowing undocumented immigrants to register to vote

The AB 60 form is used to provide drivers licenses to non citizens. When AB 60 is entered into the system by the DMV , the voter registration capability disappears. 

Go back to the drawing board Vic. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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4.1.29  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.7    one week ago
NOBODY verifies if those who checked the box are citizens. Thus, those who check the box are REISTERED to vote.That is how it's done in CA!

"once you complete your DMV transaction online, by mail, or in person, your voter information is transmitted securely and electronically to the California Secretary of State. Once your eligibility to vote is determined, you will be registered to vote."

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.30  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1.29    one week ago

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has admitted that state officials   "don't know"   how many non-citizens voted in the June primary elections after a blunder at the DMV allowed 1,500 foreign citizens to be registered to vote in the United States.

According to a report by the Associated Press, of the 1,500 people who were improperly registered to vote by the Department of Motor Vehicles this year, officials don't know how many actually voted.

On Tuesday, Neon Nettle   reported   that the California DMV admitted this week to an   "error"   that allowed 1,500 non-citizens to register to vote in U.S. elections during 2018 between April and September.

The bombshell followed years of assurances from the blue state government that the department has safeguards put in place to prevent people from being improperly registered to vote.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.31  Tessylo  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.25    one week ago
"Dead eyes..."

No soul.  Pure evil.  Hateful racist scumbag.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.32  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.30    one week ago

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JohnRussell
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4.1.33  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.30    one week ago

Just stop. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.34  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.33    one week ago

Lol!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.2  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @4    one week ago

And some call it a 'fucked up far left state'

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Vic Eldred
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4.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @4.2    one week ago

A state that lost representation because of middle class flight!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5  Tessylo    one week ago

Sounds like y'all should be prepared for a loss considering all the nonsense in this 'article'.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago

Like Poland in 1939!

 
 
 
Hallux
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5.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    one week ago

Obtuse comparison.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Hallux @5.1.1    one week ago

You are correct sir, as usual.  

 
 
 
JBB
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5.1.3  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    one week ago

Yet, Donald Trump Jr is getting Gavin Newsom's sloppy seconds from Kimberly Guilfoyle who happens to be older than his step mother...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @5.1.3    one week ago

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Vic Eldred
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5.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @5.1.1    one week ago
Perhaps those who have a bone to pick with California should try proving any widespread election fraud before implying that California elections aren't free and fair.

It's a fair one. Poland got screwed.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5.1.6  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @5.1.3    one week ago

There is much to be learned from "the older woman."

 
 
 
JBB
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5.1.7  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.6    one week ago

Don Jr. did dump his wife and kids for her...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5.1.8  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @5.1.7    one week ago

Who gives a fuck.

Did Don Jr institute misguided environmental and forest management policies have made wildfires worse?

Did Don Jr keep increasing taxes and property prices to the point where middle class families have fled California?

Did Don Jr institute policies that left cities more dangerous?

Did Don Jr institute policies that failed CA schools, housing and the quality of life?

Did Don Jr enact lockdowns that were among the harshest in the country, yet failed to control the spread of infection?

Did Don Jr leave CA with the second highest unemployment rate in the nation?

Did Don Jr destroy livelihoods?


Those are the things rational people tend to vote on, Progressives don't seem to care about those things. It seems that keeping power is all that's important. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.8    one week ago

Who gives a fuck

Guilfoyle does to trumpturd jr. and probably any one for 50 bucks  I believe he offered her skank ho ass up for BJs in a hot tub during daddy dearests' last 'campaign'

 
 
 
devangelical
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5.1.10  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @5.1.1    one week ago
Obtuse comparison.

... not from a central/eastern european perspective.

 
 
 
Hallux
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5.1.11  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.5    one week ago
It's a fair one. Poland got screwed.

Let me and our readers know when California is bordered by Deutchland and the USSR.

 
 
 
devangelical
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5.1.12  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.9    one week ago

when melania wasn't around, kim was the designated spitter... er, hitter...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6  Tessylo    one week ago

Where is the puke emoji when you need it?

Guilfoyle - what a skank.  

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @6    one week ago

Everybody hates homewrecker skank hos like her.

Except for Donald Trump Junior. He eats it all up...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @6.1    one week ago

Yeah, and there is much to be learned from 'the older woman' . . . jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @6.1    one week ago
Everybody hates homewrecker skank hos like her. Except for Donald Trump Junior. He eats it all up...

Your Vice President didn't seem to mind dating a married man, and you don;t seem to have a problem with her doing it, so why this angst?

 
 
 
MonsterMash
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