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  • in reply to: Reporter who broke Clinton tarmac story found dead #4945
    BeyondThunderdomeBeyondThunderdome
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    Good catch. I was thinking of the beginning of his term, not the end. My bad. It’s only been two decades.

    I promise to stop mentioning Trump 20 years from now instead of 29 years. You can hold me to that.

    in reply to: COVID Vaccinations #4938
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    Well, there are thousands of counties so it’s statistically significant and not likely to be some anomaly.

    As you suggested, there is also a correlation with education level. But less education does not automatically imply someone will necessarily be an anti-vaxxer. That wasn’t the case with polio, for example. More likely it has a basis in conservative media and politics. I admit that’s just a hunch. But invariably the antivaxxers, anti-maskers, etc., that I’ve come across tend to be MAGA folks.

    in reply to: Reporter who broke Clinton tarmac story found dead #4935
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    Just so we’re clear, it’s been 29 years since Bill Clinton left office and 8+ years since Hillary Clinton held office. And yet I get criticized if I dare invoke Trump’s name occasionally — a guy who left office less than six months ago and is still very relevant in politics.

    Clinton Derangement Syndrome and Trump Sensitivity Syndrome on display.

    in reply to: BTD, way to go Señor Narrative… #4934
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    Was this directed at me? It sounds like a terrible idea. No disagreement from me.

    BeyondThunderdomeBeyondThunderdome
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    RJ, you apparently didn’t read my first link above. It was published by the same folks that published your link (KFF). Race doesn’t tell the full story as nearly a third of Hispanics and black voters are Trump voters. So they also looked at identification of the unvaccinated by political party.

    I also mentioned the plurality and majority were Republican. Never claimed there were no Democrats.

    I do find it ironic that you of all people accuse me of being partisan when you haven’t posted a single non-partisan comment in decades.

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    Trump is still the leader of the Republicans. If you don’t see that you’re not paying attention. I’m not going to pretend he doesn’t exist while GOP figures like McCarthy are still paying obeisance to him. And I have no idea why he got vaccinated, but I do have a good idea why he kept it quiet.

    You’re welcome to address my main point- that anti-vaxxers tend to be Republicans. The idea that Biden is somehow at fault for this, by your implication, seems absurd.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/republicans-anti-vaccine-herd-immunity

     

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    A strong plurality of those yet to be vaccinated are Republicans. And a strong majority of those who say they will never get the vaccine are Republicans. Maybe Biden can reach some of the rest, but even if he shows more leadership on this issue I would bet a lot of money those Republicans would be even less likely to listen. Some of these folks are unreachable at this point, except perhaps by one of their cult leaders. But as we recall, Trump did his best to keep quiet that he even got the vaccine. Hopefully other conservatives are stepping up.

    KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Profile Of The Unvaccinated

    in reply to: Reporter who broke Clinton tarmac story found dead #4862
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    So the death threats were five years ago, Hilary and Bill are essentially irrelevant now, the suicide investigation is being handled by local police — not the Feds, and yet people in this thread think there some grand conspiracy and that someone would murder this guy over things that are ancient history politically?

    in reply to: Definitive proof it wasn’t Antifa #4825
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    “The true President of the US lives in Florida but possession is 9/10ths of the law.”

    I guess he can’t run for a third term then.

    in reply to: Definitive proof it wasn’t Antifa #4824
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    You like to change the subject, don’t you.

    in reply to: Definitive proof it wasn’t Antifa #4812
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    Yes, according to a recent poll (from late March), 31% of Republicans still blame Antifa. There was also a thread about it posted by Cardcrimson on this board shortly after the incident.

    PL, you wrote: “A really mature approach would be to understand why they would be pissed enough to storm the Capitol, but that’s an investigation that is too sensitive for politics. Instead we will blame qanon and try to stick it to Trump.”

    We know why they were pissed off. Their leadership lied to them repeatedly about “the steal” – and continues to lie about it. And the fact that nearly a third of Republicans believe the insurrection was antifa is indicative of a serious break with reality and basic facts among conservatives.

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at how easily conservatives are whitewashing this incident, making it out to be no big deal. Just a few disgruntled tourists who just happened to storm the capitol during the formal and legal conclusion to a democratic election. Nothing to see here. Maybe we can have a 34th hearing on Benghazi instead.

    in reply to: Definitive proof it wasn’t Antifa #4810
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    [edit: trying to reply to PL, but for some reason it keeps putting my post here]

    in reply to: Definitive proof it wasn’t Antifa #4808
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    in reply to: Good effing grief! #4773
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    Brix may be on to something. Elrond was not woke.

     

    in reply to: Good effing grief! #4766
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    Next thing you know they’ll start letting gays in the military  /s

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