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The current state of the 12 flippable 2020 Senate Seats

Here is my completely up to date, most detailed post yet on the state of the races.

We need a plus 4 net to flip the Senate to a 51-49 Dem advantage (so no power sharing agreements needed at all) as it stands, and a plus 5 net if Paedo Moore is not the Rethug Alabama nominee (and even that bastard will be hard for Jones to beat in a POTUS year in Alabama) and we lose Doug Jones. We should absolute hold all our other seats. Jeanne Shaheen in NH is the only one that is probably not a 99% lock, with the Rethugs choosing between Don Bolduc, former U.S. Army brigadier general, Bill O'Brien, former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Kelly Ayotte, former U.S. Senator and former Attorney General of New Hampshire, Scott 'Pickup' Brown, U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and 2014 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire, and the lunatic Rump stooge (and Hope Hicks' ex BF/verbal abuser), Corey Lewandowski. Bolduc and Ayotte are probably their best shots there (with Bolduc worrying me the most), but I feel really good about our chances to hold it, due to Rump being between 11 and 17 points (depending on the poll) underwater overall in NH.....

H2O Man

Charlie Trump in the Desert

A while ago, I went to the movies with my sons. It was only the second time I've been in a movie theater since 2000, as I tend to be selective in what interests me. My boys told me that I'd like this flick, because it would remind me of events from my youth. The movie is Tarantino's “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Strange, strange movie that is worth seeing.

On the ride home, they asked my opinion of Manson? I said that I have never cared for anyone who wants a band of obedient followers, who punishes anyone who questions him, who is a sexist and racist, who confuses himself with God, who rants about the need for a race war in the United States, and who tries to spark that violent race war. Other than that, Charlie was just another cowardly, paranoid asshole....

Atticus

Something a little different and for which I ask your indulgence.

It is easy to get so wrapped up in the hate, greed, corruption and ignorance that today constitutes "politics" that I am sure it has adversely impacted the health of many on this board. Any discussion of Trump and his disciples is analogous to willfully sticking your head into a septic tank: it may occasionally need to be done, but you'd better come back up into fresh air frequently to take a deep breath and look around at the real world....

Snake Plissken

I guess I'm what you'd call a

I couldn't care less about the candidates or the issues, I'm really not even interested in the candidate's name that I will be voting for.

My only focus is voting for the candidate running against Trump, whoever that candidate may be.

Now if I heard a candidate say that his or her first order of business as President would be to ensure that Trump is held accountable for his crimes and goes to prison if convicted, that would make me very interested.

captain queeg

Is Trump losing it or trolling us? (Poll)

Seems to be a pretty even divide between those who think Trump is losing his mind and those who think he is playing us. I’m on the side he’s going off the deep end. I don’t think he’s smart enough to be thinking ahead and following thru. Too impulsive, I think his mouth just vomits out whatever ridiculous thought he is having. What do you think?

Yavin4

The WORST type of Trump supporter IS NOT the White Nationalist type.

They are mostly suffering from some sort of mental illness due to isolation and poor education.

No, the WORST type of Trump supporter is the one that goes along with Trump's bullshit because they're getting a break on taxes. They know that he's unfit to be a human being, let alone president, but they're saving a few pennies so who cares if migrant children are dying and in cages.

These are people so devoid of humanity and live only for money.

Tommy_Carcetti

Three things you just don't joke about, ever:

1. Having a bomb on an airplane

2. Acts of Genocide

and.....

3. Military Medals of Honor and Purple Hearts

MineralMan

Shocker: Cable New Networks Don't Deliver the News

I remember when CNN first started up. You could tune into it if you had cable, and see actual news broadcasts just about any time you wanted to. News as in people telling you what was happening or had happened, with video coverage and a minimum of commentary. I remember one day when my then wife was traveling by train on the East coast. I heard something on CNN about a train crash and went to see what was up.

Sure enough, it was the train my then wife was on. CNN stuck with the story, had live video from the scene, and provided contact information to let me call someone to check on my wife. She was fine. Just a little shaken up. She finally called me. This was in the pre-cellphone days....

Grins

(Shock!) Major Trump deadline missed! Cutting him some slack...

I saved this from last June:

From ABC's "20/20" with George Stephanopoulos, air date: June 16, 2019.

Stubby-fingered vulgarian: "If we win back the House, we're going to produce phenomenal health care. And we already have the concept of the plan, but it'll be less expensive than Obamacare by a lot. And it'll be much better health care....

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