US Political Discussion: Biden/Harris Edition (Rules in OP)

CanserDYI

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Whats ironic is that he actually tweeted out calling her quote "Letitia 'Peekaboo' James" which apparently was an autocorrect for a much much much uglier word.
 

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From the standpoint of the law or even basic logic, Trump's goose is cooked, but, from a practical standpoint, his same goose should have been cooked, what, five, maybe six times, by now. And yet here he is still razing hell. With enough support that no one can do anything about his goose, even though it's so cooked now that all that's left of it is the titanium screw it got in its wing from a car accident in 1994.
Though, the progression here isn't great, if you're Trump.

Mueller Report: Ended with Barr pre-emptively determining Trump was innocent despite some evidence of collusion and clear evidence of obstruction, dropped.
Ukrainian impeachment: letter of impeachment filed after lengthy investigation, a few GOP votes picked off, but mostly went down on party line votes. No further investigation, no charges.
Jan 6th Impeachment - letters of impeachment filed almost immediately, several more GOP votes, with many of the rest saying they only voted against impeachment since he was out of office in a few days. Investigation still ongoing, appears to be picking up speed, and is closing on Trump in a number of directions.
Classified documents at Mar-A-Lago - investigation ongoing, no charges, but investigators have let it leak rather pointedly that they don't intend to chrge Trump until after the midterms. Charges appear fairly likely.
NY Civil suit - filed 26 hours ago. With the massive amount of evidence and lower standard of evidence in a civil trial, Trump is facing stiff odds here.

Like, for all this "Teflon Don" talk, I think it's hard to argue that things are generally going worse for him today than when it was the "Russia hoax," back in 2017.
 

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Not sure how much embarrassment can be doled out to the guy who tear gassed a crowd so that he could get a photo op holding a Bible, and then fumble around with the thing as if he had never touched one before once he finally was being filmed.

Reporter: "Is that your bible?"
Trump: "It's A bible"

One of his more accidentally hilarious moments, heavily reminiscent of my favorite Fight Club scene and one of my all-time favorite joke formats, fun with articles:

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"Of course it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo... always use the indefinite article a dildo, never your dildo."

I also enjoy extrapolating the Trump format to other realms. Talking about radical politics with a buddy, "Is that your praxis?" "it's A praxis."

Also used to drop this one on the spouse: "I heard that place is the business." "It's A business."

and so on
 

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Trump called Letitia James "racist" for filing a lawsuit against him. That makes literally zero sense until you remember that Trump's default defense is to accuse others of whatever he is/does.
I mean, also that "white racism" and "reverse racism" is a popular GOP/MAGA talking point these days.
 

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This is a huge part of the problem with the immigration policy right now. We should be letting people who want to work the jobs that Americans don’t want to work come here, do these jobs, pay taxes, and spend money here on a path to citizenship.
 

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Immigrants make up 17% of the overal labor force in the US.

In farming: 73% overall.
California: 80%+
Texas: 45%
Florida 65%

And the average age is going up quite fast, meaning there's fewer new workers coming in to the industry. In the 5 years from 2014 to 2019, the number of workers under 25 dropped by 40%, and the percentage of those over 45 went up 35%.

I think a lot of aspects of our civilization are coming to a head right now, and will over the next decade or two, where we're realizing that we've been getting away with not really paying enough for basically anything, for the benefit of the few at the top.
 

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Immigrants make up 17% of the overal labor force in the US.

In farming: 73% overall.
California: 80%+
Texas: 45%
Florida 65%

And the average age is going up quite fast, meaning there's fewer new workers coming in to the industry. In the 5 years from 2014 to 2019, the number of workers under 25 dropped by 40%, and the percentage of those over 45 went up 35%.

I think a lot of aspects of our civilization are coming to a head right now, and will over the next decade or two, where we're realizing that we've been getting away with not really paying enough for basically anything, for the benefit of the few at the top.
Yeah, that's the awkward part that she just said out loud - migrant labor has been a significant source of seasonal manual labor in the US, in red AND blue states near the border, for a long time now, and Republicans may be quick to condemn "illegal imigrants taking hard-working American jobs," but it's not like "hard working Americans" are lining up to take these farming jobs today, and Republicans still want cheap avocados and limes for their avocado toast and margaritas.
 

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Yeah, that's the awkward part that she just said out loud - migrant labor has been a significant source of seasonal manual labor in the US, in red AND blue states near the border, for a long time now, and Republicans may be quick to condemn "illegal imigrants taking hard-working American jobs," but it's not like "hard working Americans" are lining up to take these farming jobs today, and Republicans still want cheap avocados and limes for their avocado toast and margaritas.

damn I thought blue haired millennial hipsters were eating all the avocado toast

mind=blown
 

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damn I thought blue haired millennial hipsters were eating all the avocado toast

mind=blown
Sorry, you're right. The GOP is courting the white resentment vote, so it's totally the Angus Avocado Smashburger and Big Gulp Skinnyritas down at TGI Friday's that they're pissed are no longer $9.99!
 

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You're absolutely right, he should have done this on 4/20.

IMO, long overdue.

Jokes aside that would've been worth a few votes.

Changing the scheduling of Marijuana could've been done many many many years ago as well (prior to the orange dick) but here we are.

I don't know the stats, but imagine being locked up for years over a plant.
 

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Gonna be a massive teehee if, after voting it all legal and being told by our state government that we just didn't understand what we were voting for, therefore no its not, the fed legalizes it. I mean, aside from the grossness of constantly being told by our governor that we're all children with broken moral compasses. Which is fuckin' rich coming from her.
 

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Jokes aside that would've been worth a few votes.

Changing the scheduling of Marijuana could've been done many many many years ago as well (prior to the orange dick) but here we are.

I don't know the stats, but imagine being locked up for years over a plant.
Well, he should have done it last year, but this is Biden finally delivering on a campaign promise, so good for him.
 

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Definitely pandering. Also definitely long overdue. At the very least, state governments should have been doing this as the legalize. The legal weed industry has seen primarily rich white men getting more rich while primarily POC continue to serve prison sentences for the same thing. This doesn't undo that... but at least it gets a lot of people out of jail.
 

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Politicians seem to “care” a lot about their citizens around election time. Both left and right.
 


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