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Lindsey Graham's sister failed to make a convincing case

Lindsey Graham has a new commercial out which features his sister Darline acting as a character witness and recounting how Lindsey helped to raise her due to their being orphaned at an early age.

She's likable and convincing and and I see no reason to be skeptical of her story. However, there is a leap of faith required of the voter here. Lindsey's generous nature with his sister is being pitched as a reliable predictor of what his treatment of ALL South Carolinians will be during another term. This seems to be based on a fallacy, as Republicans have an overly tribal nature generally speaking and can often play favorites with members of their own "tribe".

So your mileage may vary if you are a Democrat, a minority, an immigrant, or aren't a close relative of his.


Trump and the RNC have launched a really crappy "Seniors Beware" website

I won't give it oxygen by posting the link. Don't waste your time, it's one page of the same demagogic talking points from the commercials with zero additional content.

It's difficult to find with either Bing or Google. So the SEO ranking is really low and/or it got downgraded due to the propaganda and disinformation factor.

Concerning shortage of a specific item at the supermarket today

So I was at Harris Teeter today and worked my way to the cereal aisle expecting to find my favorite cereal: Count Chocula. Now this cereal is hard to find most of the time (and I will eat it any time of year), but it is a staple of supermarkets around Halloween. To my horror, my favorite vampire was a ghost!

You might say, hey, why not just get Cocoa Pebbles instead? That statement is uglier and more tone deaf than Miley Cyrus. I may settle for Boo Berry or Franken Berry, but right now it has to be a goddamn General Mills monster cereal in my bowl. None were available.

Is that too much to ask? When will all this end??

I went into full Karen mode and demanded to speak to the store manager. OK that part is bogus, but the rest is true.

The coronavirus coverage is a reverse Scooby-Doo episode

In the Scooby-Doo cartoon, the meddling kids work to unmask the villains.

Back in the real world in 2020, the meddling kids (the MSM) are working to get the villains to put their masks back on!

538 Graham / Harrison poll

538 has it at 77% Graham. This doesn't appear to be accurate as it seems to be neck-and-neck everywhere else.


None of the polls they cite are anywhere near that:


Soooo what's up with that?

FXN is in full Hunter mode

Fox has like a dozen stories on Hunter Biden on their main page right now. Stahl pressed Trump on this same issue and he crumbled. So it's not a tenable position.

Does fake news get any faker than this? They aren't even making an attempt to be a balanced news source right now.

I have to say this surprises me a little. They have some decent news programs and solid polls and have to be weighing their options in a post-Trump world. And shredding what's left of their credibility in the next week doesn't seem compatible with that if you ask me.

Trump hasn't shown any interest in doing the work as President

...according to Obama.

I think this is accurate.

It must be nice to have a job where you can skip doing the work and merely assert that you're doing a great job. Where do you find a job like that? You have to have a boss who has absolutely no idea what doing your job really entails. Or, they have no idea how to gauge your job performance objectively. Or, they are taking something like a kickback and are willing to throw the company under the bus for it.

The Republicans failed to pivot in the shit

Steve Bannon, a disgraced architect of modern Conservatism, is alleged to have said in 2008 that "The Democrats donít matter. The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit." This sludgy water-muddying tactic has been employed by Trump since the first day of his administration, with tens of thousands of "Pinocchio's" being scored by the fact-checkers. If a lie is making the news, wash it away with two more.

This strategy is questionable at any time, however sticking with it during a national emergency borders on criminally negligent behavior. Those who prefer to watch the blacklisted mainstream media instead of the President's whitelisted news sources still have a right to complete and accurate information regarding the pandemic.

Instead of pivoting in the shit, Trump is hurling even more handfuls by teaming up with the shit-flinging chimpanzee Dr. Atlas.

Republican contradictions

These are some of my personal favorites. What are yours?

- Windmills: Trump has stated regarding his wall that "... itís a medieval solution, a wall. Itís true, because it worked then, and it works even better now.Ē Windmills were a medieval solution as well, and even go back earlier than that. And yes they work even better now. So why are windmills bad?

- John McCain: John McCain was a "disloyal" person. Self-explanatory.

- The Founding Fathers: Republicans believe that no politician should be trusted, even Republican politicians. However, they treat the writings of the Founding Fathers like they are infallible gospel. Their views override the views of modern day politicians who have more up-to-date information, period. Since the Founding Fathers were politicians themselves, how can this be?

- Conservative Fact-Checkers: Republicans claim that the conservative news media hasn't produced a plausible fact-checker website because their politicians don't need to be fact-checked. But if no "approved" fact-checker exists, what is this assertion based on?

Savatage - When the Crowds Are Gone

I dedicate this one to single-term president Donald J. Trump and his supporters.

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