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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:09 AM

Horrible VP pick

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Reply Horrible VP pick (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 12 OP
marble falls Aug 12 #1
malaise Aug 12 #2
keithbvadu2 Aug 12 #3
FM123 Aug 12 #7
LuvNewcastle Aug 12 #14
sueh Aug 12 #33
geardaddy Aug 12 #11
DENVERPOPS Aug 12 #12
malaise Aug 12 #23
DonaldsRump Aug 12 #25
malaise Aug 12 #26
eppur_se_muova Aug 12 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 12 #10
VWolf Aug 12 #18
struggle4progress Aug 12 #5
mcar Aug 12 #6
beachbumbob Aug 12 #8
Javaman Aug 12 #9
RestoreAmerica2020 Aug 12 #17
demigoddess Aug 12 #28
DownriverDem Aug 12 #13
lagomorph777 Aug 12 #15
roscoeroscoe Aug 12 #24
lagomorph777 Aug 13 #37
roscoeroscoe Aug 13 #38
lagomorph777 Aug 13 #39
HotTeaBag Aug 12 #16
RainCaster Aug 12 #19
LakeArenal Aug 12 #20
cojoel Aug 12 #21
calimary Aug 12 #22
Blue Owl Aug 12 #27
czarjak Aug 12 #29
DinahMoeHum Aug 12 #30
warmfeet Aug 12 #31
Midnight Writer Aug 12 #32
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 12 #36
sandensea Aug 12 #34
albacore Aug 12 #35

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:12 AM

1. And all around just plain terrible human being.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:16 AM

2. Mike Pence used campaign funds to pay his mortgage -- and it cost him an election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mike-pence-used-campaign-funds-to-pay-his-mortgage--and-it-cost-him-an-election/2016/07/15/90858964-49ed-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html
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Mike Pence was a young lawyer on the rise, challenging a longtime Democratic congressman in a Republican-leaning Indiana district.

And then, scandal.

Campaign finance records from the 1990 effort showed that Pence, then 31, had been using political donations to pay the mortgage on his house, his personal credit card bill, groceries, golf tournament fees and car payments for his wife.

The spending had not been illegal at the time. But it stunned voters — and undermined Pence’s strategy to portray the incumbent, Rep. Philip R. Sharp, as tainted by donations from special-interest political action committees.

“It was a brazen act of hypocrisy,” said Billy Linville, who was Sharp’s campaign manager. “It was a bombshell, for sure. . . . Without question, he may well have won the election if it had not been for that.”
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That's mother's boy

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:25 AM

3. Palin used donation money to buy clothing and personal things for her family.

Palin used donation money to buy clothing and personal things for her family.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:37 AM

7. He was always dirty.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:17 AM

14. That's why mother gives him so many baths.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:22 PM

33. LOL!

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:48 AM

11. IOKIYAR

This needs to be its own OP!

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:55 AM

12. When the RepubliCONS saw that

totally corrupt grifting, they knew he had the perfect qualifications to serve their party and Trump's V.P.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:48 AM

23. I think you're right

The Meadows one lied about a college degree

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 04:00 PM

25. This wasn't illegal at the time?

Wow...just wow.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 04:38 PM

26. But it was unethical

Speaks volumes

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:28 AM

4. Hah! I *was* going to type one word -- Pence? nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:42 AM

10. All this micro-critique of Harris made me think - what about Pence?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:29 AM

18. He's a white republican male

Different rules apply (I wish I was being sarcastic, but apparently not, according to the media)

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:34 AM

5. Us versus him

By Betsy Morais and Alexandria Neason, CJR
AUGUST 10, 2020

... He does not wear a mask, though the world is fighting a deadly disease that spreads through respiratory droplets. He walks with his attorney general, his chief of staff, his secretary of defense, his press team, his daughter, and his son-in-law. They are not wearing masks either ... He stops in front of the church’s sign, whose black and white lettering reads “Sunday Services Online.” The services are online because covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has by this point killed more than a hundred thousand Americans ... It is the first day in June, and the sun shines in Washington ... His eyes are narrow — the look of a man who wants to look determined; the look of a man with sun in his eyes, so perhaps he cannot see.

Moments before he arrived at this spot, officers cleared the square of a crowd that had been protesting peacefully as part of an uprising against systemic racism, in particular police brutality targeting Black people ... But that day, the Congressional Budget Office projected that, over the next decade, without serious help from Washington to confront the losses caused by the pandemic, the US economy could become $15.7 trillion smaller ... The federal park police descended, in riot gear, firing off rubber pellets and spraying the area with tear gas. Puffs of smoke filled the air; legs went spiraling in all directions, arms waving. Fear, shouts, coughing ... The cameras rolled.

This is a snapshot of a presidential campaign season that has been unlike any other. The coronavirus has disrupted the usual election cycle routines — the bus rides, the stump speeches, the canvassing, and all the accompanying coverage ... He has since waged a campaign that is not so much against his political opponent as it is against the American people ... But in truth, the uprising tells the campaign story.

While officers in Washington met demonstrators with tear gas — a chemical agent so harmful that it was banned from warfare by signatories of the Geneva Conventions — the same was going on in Portland, Oregon ... Officers also beat up protesters and shot projectiles their way ... “We can be forgiven for believing the president is more interested in power than in principle, more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care” ...

... at the beginning of June, the Portland police were stocking up on military gear. KATU, an ABC affiliate in Portland, obtained records showing that the city’s police bureau spent nearly $50,000 on tear gas, pepper spray, and related items ... Then officers started spraying demonstrators with chemicals every night. By June 5 .. protesters filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Portland for “indiscriminate use” of tear gas. “We’re out screaming for justice for Black people and asking the state to stop its violence against us, and the City responds by using tear gas when we’re in the middle of a pandemic of respiratory disease” ...

https://www.cjr.org/special_report/election_trump_protests.php

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:35 AM

6. Believes in conversion therapy

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:37 AM

8. perfect for todays GOP though

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:39 AM

9. the sentient houseplant.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:28 AM

17. More like insentient..or a faux houseplant bc study show that live plants have benefits..

..plants even makes you happy! With insentient Pence there are no feelings; no compassion--there's nothing but an empty blank stare. I've used housplant moniker to describe Pence many times bc he has no purpose but to collect dust. After some research found study [well bc there are always studies on everything] was surprised to find the many benefits of having houseplants..here are some:
.
Benefits of houseplants:

*Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
*Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
*Clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity
and producing oxygen
*Add life to a sterile office, give privacy and reduce noise l
Levels
*Are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist. And,
*It’s true when we say plants make people happy.
TheSill]

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:57 PM

28. sentient?!?!? I doubt that!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:04 AM

13. Will "Mommy" be on

the debate stage?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:21 AM

15. Ironically, Noah's Ark was the perfect example of climate change.

Perhaps I should call it Gilgamesh's Ark. The flood myths told in the Mediterranean region are likely tied to a major event caused by sea level rise when a glacial lake in North America burst through its ice dam and dumped into the North Atlantic. This of course was related to the melting of the glaciers as the Younger Dryas ended.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:05 PM

24. Good knowledge!

Well covered. End of the last ice age?

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 09:38 AM

37. Yes - actually 2nd try at ending the last ice age. The Younger Dryas was a major hiccup.

The ice age was ending, then suddenly went extremely cold again for 1,500 years. Speculation about the cause includes shutdown of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation due to a freshwater dump from North American glacial melt, or maybe an impactor.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:28 AM

38. Impactor seems likely

Graham Hancock, if I spelled that correctly, theorized an impact in the Canadian glacier sheets that would have led to the Columbia River gorge being carved out the way it is. Seemingly very solid theory.

I love digging into these theories! Thanks!

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #38)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:34 AM

39. I love digging too.

The more I dig on this one, the more genuine controversy I find; new data all the time. I enjoy that!

One really chilling piece of evidence for the glacier impactor is the "Carolina Bays." Something splattered most of North America with elliptical craters, around that time. Look at the lidar images of just one example. And by the way, if you allow for the Coriolis effect, and trace back where all these fragments came from ("fragment" is a relative term; many of the Bays are kilometers across) - you get Saginaw Bay, which was under ice at the time. He's not claiming Saginaw Bay was created by the impact - the ice would have protected it, and it is much older.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:22 AM

16. Not horrible at all - he's exactly who Trump needed at the time to get Evangelicals

 

on his bandwagon.

He wasn't picked for us (or America at large), he was picked for a small sliver of the populace - and it worked.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:50 AM

19. Not as bad as the GOP's imPOTUS

The Truly Bad Choice is the Cheeto Tweeter.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:00 AM

20. Hi

You know what I’m thinking about the V.P. choice.

She will debate the hell out of Pence.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:44 AM

22. I still think trump picked Pence because Pence was the whitest white guy he's ever seen.

Thought he’d be sending a “message” to his racist and klan fans. For the rest of us, it’s just another sight gag.

Or, to look at Mike Pence is to engage one’s gagging reflex.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:52 PM

27. Mother's shame

n/t

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:03 PM

29. The Jesus Whisperer...

Don't ever forget, he's beckoning him back. True story. Otherwise, "I heard he's a really nice guy"!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:16 PM

30. "Mother. . .Mother. . ."

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:26 PM

31. Robot, not human.

Toss him out with the rest of the garbage.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:12 PM

32. Every time they slam Kamala, we need to respond with a slam on Pence.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:18 PM

36. +1,000,000

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:36 PM

34. Mike Corona

His inaction - based mostly on homophobia - led directly to an HIV outbreak in Indiana.

So for Cheeto, he was the natural choice to head a Covid taskforce.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 10:57 PM

35. But Pence believes in "Mother"...

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