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A small victory in SC

A ritual for the past two decades has been for my next door neighbor and me to put up our yard signs about the same time during elections every two years. My neighbor, who is a devout Catholic and old-time Republican, told me that Trump had lost his vote with his shameful performance during the Puerto Rican hurricane in 2017.
During a discussion yesterday about our tomato plants, he informed me that he will also not support the re-election of Gov Henry McMaster because of his insistence to re-open the schools and refusal to issue a statewide mask requirement (his wife has several high risk factors and would be unlikely to survive the virus). He said he hopes that his party can come to their senses so our political alliance will last only as long as it takes to rid the GOP of Trumpism.

What surprised me was the statement he made explaining his conversion. He said the most important thing any government can do is demonstrate competence and honesty, and both of these qualities are lacking in our Statehouse and the White House.
So he will not have a sign in his yard this year, but we will have his vote.

Where can I buy Dem face masks

We have the regular surgical type masks, which I buy by the box for about 40cents each at COSTCO.
I'd like to get a cloth mask to go over that, with either Dem Party or Biden on it. Any idea of a good place to buy them online, where the money will go to a Dem operation?

We shouldn't compare Trump to Nixon

Trump's recycling of several of Nixon's famous dog whistle slogans - such as Silent Majority, Law and Order, and Outside Agitators - draws obvious comparisons between the two.
But a post on Presidential historian Michael Beschloss' twitter feed today shows a much closer comparison to another candidate from 1968. In a letter to a constituent concerning the issue of segregation, George Wallace wrote the following in 1968:

"We have never had a problem here in the South except a few isolated instances and these have been the result of outside
agitators....I personally have done more for the Negroes of Alabama than any other individual."


Don't forget that Wallace won several Democratic primaries in 68, including Michigan. Those voters were the ancestors of Trump's 38% of supporters today, who are still agreeing with the kind of crap Wallace was peddling 50 years ago.

SC Treasurer wants to go viral

The SC State Treasurer is usually a rather obscure position, and most people hold the job until they die or retire. The current Treasurer is noted mainly for using taxpayer money to keep his face before the public with frequent TV ads promoting the state's tax free college investment plan, which is run by his office.
His twitter feed usually consists of little more than the picture of a small pretty rural church each Saturday evening with the tag line "Have a blessed Sunday..."

For some reason, he decided to go full Qanon/Trump on his private account. This is getting a lot of coverage here, and is showing up around the country, but it won't hurt if anyone wants to help this go viral. The screen shot below was put up yesterday and just taken down about an hour ago. I am eagerly awaiting his "in the unlikely event I offended anyone I guess I am a sorry" apology.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZsOR0pXkAEzAb5?format=png&name=small

MAGAts are really owning us libs these days

They’ve convinced a majority of Americans that we are concerned about the health and well-being of others, believe in science, oppose racism, and would like to see competence in government.

Trump obituary

Donald Trump.
Devoted husband to three.
Loving father to two out of five.

I'm not going to vote in the Dem primary

There’s not a single damn race on my ballot.
That’s good in a way since we are settled on our candidates against Little Lindsey and Joe You Lie Wilson.
Thinking of getting a GOP ballot if I can tell there are actually some “lessers of two evils” to vote for, but I think Lindsey’s two opponents are running to the right of him. One is a regular fetus sign guy in front of the Statehouse.

CNN Headline

Current story says: Trump concerned that aides contracting Corinavirus will undercut his message that the outbreak is waning.

Translation: trump very scared that if people who work for him die, it will be bad for him politically.

He is barely human.

Good quote from FB:

So you want our kids to die for your guns, our older people to die for your stock market, and you just want us to get back to work. Explain to me again why we have to have capitalism?

Trumpers are confused

I do sympathize; it must be very hard to keep changing your narrative to cover each of trump's lies and reversals.
I post a lot in my local paper's comment section. They are surprisingly liberal, with profanity about the only thing that will bring a post down.

One person I often spar with used one of his/her favorite memes yesterday: That there would be no lockdown and panic if we had a Democrat in the White House, and we would be treating this just like another strain of flu and protecting our economy.
I asked them to specifically address two points.
1- Does this then indicate that the Democrats tricked trump into declaring a national emergency over what was basically a partisan hoax designed to make him look bad?
2- How all-powerful are the Democrats that they got every country in the world to also declare this an emergency, with most of them imposing restrictions at least as strict as ours and in most cases more severe?

Still waiting for an answer.
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