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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:18 PM

George Takei FTW


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I don’t want to hear any bitching and moaning after Joe Biden picks his VP. Many people are going to be disappointed, no matter who he picks. But this should be a moment for Democrats to unite. So practice grace in congratulating the pick now. I’m serious.

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Reply George Takei FTW (Original post)
soothsayer Aug 1 OP
Ferrets are Cool Aug 1 #1
LizBeth Aug 1 #2
Yeehah Aug 1 #3
CottonBear Aug 1 #27
Blue_playwright Aug 1 #41
monmouth4 Aug 1 #4
lunatica Aug 1 #13
EarnestPutz Aug 1 #22
lunatica Aug 1 #23
lagomorph777 Aug 1 #48
SWBTATTReg Aug 1 #5
BComplex Aug 1 #6
fleur-de-lisa Aug 1 #7
lark Aug 1 #8
LuvNewcastle Aug 1 #9
broiles Aug 1 #10
GigiLeigh Aug 1 #28
Doreen Aug 1 #44
calimary Aug 1 #46
agingdem Aug 1 #11
JDC Aug 1 #12
lunatica Aug 1 #15
niyad Aug 1 #14
cayugafalls Aug 1 #16
blueinredohio Aug 1 #17
calimary Aug 1 #47
crickets Aug 1 #18
iluvtennis Aug 1 #19
denem Aug 1 #20
Tribetime Aug 1 #21
smirkymonkey Aug 1 #24
Gore1FL Aug 1 #25
Iggo Aug 1 #26
llashram Aug 1 #29
orleans Aug 1 #30
usaf-vet Aug 1 #31
lagomorph777 Aug 1 #49
Sloumeau Aug 1 #32
Iggo Aug 1 #34
dalton99a Aug 1 #33
mudstump Aug 1 #35
Cha Aug 1 #36
sarchasm Aug 1 #37
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 1 #38
Aussie105 Aug 1 #39
pansypoo53219 Aug 1 #40
Captain Zero Aug 1 #42
BlancheSplanchnik Aug 1 #43
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 1 #45
herding cats Aug 1 #50
Hortensis Aug 2 #52
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2 #53
Hortensis Aug 2 #55
soothsayer Aug 2 #56
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2 #57
Hortensis Aug 2 #60
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2 #58
Wounded Bear Aug 2 #51
betsuni Aug 2 #54
calimary Aug 2 #59
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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:18 PM

1. K and R

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. Right.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:20 PM

3. I listen to Mr. Takei!

He is a guy I'd love to drink a beer with.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:31 PM

27. As a young teenager, I met him back in the mid 1970s. He is kind, charming & super smart!

He was visiting my city on a business trip involving his work with urban rapid transit.

George Takei is a true patriot!

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:42 PM

41. I interviewed him 20 years ago.

He was a joy to talk to. ❤️

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:22 PM

4. They're all great, I have no problem with any of them. Congrats to whomever..n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:52 PM

13. I love them all too

But what makes me the happiest is that all the departments and agencies will finally get appointed leadership. We will no longer have Trump donors running things. One example is someone like Jill Biden, who has a doctorate in education will be heading the Department of Education. Our government will again be run by competent people who will restore and improve their individual agencies all at the same time. Everything Trump set out to destroy will be brought back and improved.

And we will fix our relationship with the world, hopefully as a Nation equal to all others. No more supremacist policies. If we don’t find humility after Trump then we’re just as bad as he is.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:24 PM

22. Hadn't thought about Jill Biden heading the Dept. of Education. She would no doubt be great and....

....it would be fun watching the most shameless of republicans prattling on about nepotism.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:49 PM

23. Dr Jill Biden probably already has someone they've vetted and

ready to take over at the very beginning. She knows what needs to be done. I feel quite hopeful for our children’s education once Trump is gone.

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:33 PM

48. +1 I'll have no problem warmly congratulating any of them.

Plus, it'll be wonderful to kick VP Skeletor in the ass.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:24 PM

5. Yes. It's time to roll up the sleeves, and kick rump's fat a&& out of office. Nothing less is...

more important.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:28 PM

6. I'll do that. No matter what.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:29 PM

7. I'll be happy with any of them!

All great choices.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:37 PM

8. George is so often right.

This time included.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:37 PM

9. Any of them will be better than Pence.

n/t

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:38 PM

10. As George said:

"Biden could shoot me on Fifth Avenue and I would still vote for him."

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Response to broiles (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:35 PM

28. That's a good one. And I totally agree.

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Response to broiles (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:49 PM

44. Me to.

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Response to broiles (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:31 PM

46. That's great! I would, too

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:40 PM

11. He's right...

for once we have to stop being our own worst enemy...no more giving a damn every time a an opinion idiot wastes column inches on crap attacks bc they want a horse race...

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:43 PM

12. Biden could pick a blown out flip flop for VP and I'd be onboard

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Response to JDC (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:54 PM

15. He could pick a cut out board candidate and I'd be fine with it

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:54 PM

14. KNR

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:58 PM

16. I love George. He is so cool and even headed.

I can't thank him enough for his wisdom.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:01 PM

17. I don't care who he picks. I just want them to win.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:31 PM

47. There is that.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:07 PM

18. George is absolutely right. Stand together behind Biden and GOTV no matter what. eta




Let’s be aware in advance that MAGAs, trolls, and Russian bots are going to be online immediately in full force to trash whoever the VP pic is, many pretending to be “disappointed Democrats”.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:08 PM

19. I agree with Mr Sulu - this is a time to show unity. nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:19 PM

20. Joe Biden + his VP, ... 120%

all in, all the way.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:22 PM

21. 100% 👌

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:51 PM

24. Hear, hear!

I have my preference, but I will accept whoever he picks.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:24 PM

25. I am not sure there is much controversy based on what seems to be the options. nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:30 PM

26. You know, for decades before the blowup of the internet, to me FTW meant Fuck The World.

I always read these kinds of subject lines wrong at first.

Briefly, I thought George Takei had given up on life...lol.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:41 PM

29. no matter who

100% ALL IN!! We must concentrate on dumping the grifter family out of 1600 and cleaning up the stench they will leave on Jan 20

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:45 PM

30. k&r i completely agree n/t

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:54 PM

31. HEY, IT WILL NOT BE PENCE. That in itself will be worth the grace and celebration.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #31)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:35 PM

49. I won't miss VP Skeletor

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:06 PM

32. As long as Biden picks a woman who does not act like a Republican, I'll be pretty happy. :) nt

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Response to Sloumeau (Reply #32)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:39 PM

34. I don't think Gabbard's in the running. (n/t)

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:08 PM

33. Kick

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:48 PM

35. Bottom line....it doesn't matter who he picks...anyone will do.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:17 PM

36. I love it! ".. practice grace now.."! Rt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:53 PM

37. KnR

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:59 PM

38. He's got my vote for prez, even if he picks Sarah Palin for veep.

She's not on my short list, but hey.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:09 PM

39. Rebirth.

Rebuild.
Biden will rebuild America's dignity.
Ignore any negativity. A new dawn is coming!

My pick for VP?
Anyone who is competent. Skin color and gender is WAY down on my list of parameters.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:25 PM

40. at least it won't be kaine.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:25 PM

42. And if there are debates about their qualifications?

The only thing that needs to be said is does our candidate have qualifications as good as Pence's when he took office in 2016 ?

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:09 PM

43. You're telling the truth, George!

💗

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:50 PM

45. Wow.. we've got a monster and GT saying it doesn't

matter who is picked?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #45)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:37 PM

50. I, mostly, agree with him.

Focus and win. Exactly because we're up against a monster.

While I'd rather not see someone not ready to step up on day one if needed, I'll support Biden and his choice. I'm sure he'll not pick someone without enough intelligence and political savvy to be able to hold the position with honor and grace.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #45)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:02 AM

52. :) I think he's saying don't give the monster a victory

by allowing factional disappointments to be used against us. The day Biden makes his decision is the day to tick that item off as accomplished and look forward to the next.

(I've been telling myself it's his choice and all his real candidates are the kind of good people you'd expect him to consider, but I have a secret definite favorite anyway and will be disappointed if she isn't the one. Again. )

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #52)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:44 AM

53. You know, in normal times, I'd agree 100%

But Biden finds himself in a very unique situation. It's now literally, a life or death decision. Bigger than one person (him).

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #53)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:09 AM

55. +1000. He ran to fight for the "soul" of our nation as he puts it.

Whatever his belief in his own abilities, I believe his criteria must include a person voters can be comfortable imagining succeeding to the presidency, or just, someday, a very active VP assisting a president who's lost his stamina.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #55)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:29 AM

56. Yeah but once he picks, we don't get to tear the person down

That’s the point. Let’s not do Putin’s job of divide & conquer for him.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #55)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:37 AM

57. True...and so much to consider. Heard they kicked

Chris Dodd off selection committee. Been meaning to look that up.

I know so little about how he feels about it all. Wonder how seeing what the job is like first hand affects your thinking.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #57)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:10 PM

60. That'd be interesting, didn't find anything, but

Dodd's supposedly an old friend and workmate, the unofficial most influential member. Maybe a lessening of position...?

Also crossed my mind that maybe Dodd said what he did deliberately to cool and tweak runaway speculation about Harris a bit and that Politico, and then everyone else, used it to attack Harris -- without remorse.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #55)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:42 AM

58. Ah...so much to keep up with...

POLITICO report Monday that Harris is not a lock for VP. It quoted former Sen. Chris Dodd, one of four members of the vetting unit, remarking to a prominent Democratic donor that Harris had “no remorse” for attacking Biden during a debate last year.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:04 AM

51. Absolutely!

Can't really go wrong IMO. Numerous good women to choose from.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:57 AM

54. K&R

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:59 AM

59. It's really hard to pick a "best" one when they're ALL "best" ones.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:06 PM

61. NOT that he would chose too but if George Takei ever ran for office you know

He would win, right???

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