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  • Aug 27, 2020 05:48 PM
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    I couldn't place what her speech reminded me of. That's exactly it!! I haven't laughed that hard at a video in a long time. Thanks for that.
  • Aug 21, 2020 03:46 PM
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    Looking at where were at today I can't help but be disheartened to think about what a JFK v Nixon debate looked like. There's no more of this these days. It's all nicknames, sponsorships (you know what I mean) and just downright conspiracy theories taking over debates. I would have loved to see how it felt to be there in person at a debate decades ago. I'm sure it wasn't as civil as I'm thinking, but it probably had much more class.
  • Aug 27, 2020 05:48 PM
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    JFoster Wrote:

    We'll see how the final night turns out. I'll update with my takeaway from night 4. What moments stood out to you the most?

    Ok.... I normally try to understand that giving speeches is hard. People mess up. They stumble and present themselves in awkward ways sometimes. That said, this was the most bizarre and surreal speech I've ever seen (in today's world).

    Kimberly Guilfoyles speech..

    I feel like she only watched speeches of dictators throughout the years and mashed them all together to deliver them with the same pizazz and loudness of all of them mixed together. I couldn't keep a straight face and barely wanted to finish it because I felt so awkward.

    Fast forward and start watching at the 4.45 minute to get the idea. You'll get the jist of it. It's even worse when you remember she's talking to an empty room. Bizarre.

  • Aug 21, 2020 04:27 PM
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    I thought it was a good speech. It wasn't anything spectacular and definitely didn't outshine Michelle Obamas' amazing speech, but it was good. It seemed sincere and made his point.

  • Aug 24, 2020 05:49 PM
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    The 2020 Presidential debates are just around the corner with the first one being held at the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion in Cleveland Ohio, Sept. 29th at 9pm. The first 90-minute debate will be spit into 6 segments at 15 minutes each. I'll be tuned in for every minute of it.

    I'm really curious to see how Trump does when he has to answer the question like with debate format. Not that these debates aren't known for nonsensical answers to run out the time, but it's a much more curated situation when you're on stage and can't shh the person asking the question or simply ignore them all together. Trump will be forced to answer some questions he has yet in four years been able to answer in a logical way, or I atleast that's what I'm hoping will happen. We've all seen how Trump debated last election but this year is a totally different animal. I don't think that will fly as much as it did then, especially considering there's a good chance there will be a very limited crowd or no crowd at all to play off of like he does. I think that will be an achillies heel for him.

    On the other hand, I'm also a bit worried as to how Biden is going to do on stage. Yes. We all know his slips up quite a bit. But when he's prepared he doesn't seem to do it as much and he knows this first debate is extremely important. I think he's going to do better than alot of people expect he'll do.

    Overall, I think it's going to be a rough time for both Biden and Trump. Biden's just not used to debating in the way that Trump does it. I'm definitely not saying Trump will beat him with intelligence or political views, but he's just a hard one to deal with on stage with how he discusses things. Trump will do what Trump does best, talk over Biden and make jokes about serious questions and/or topics to make it seem as if they're no big deal. Other than that, Trump doesn't really pose much of a threat on the debate stage. If Biden is able to keep calm and deliver good points with a couple jabs here and there, I think he'll do just fine.

    A couple other things I'm curious about is who will be the moderator and what the topics will be. The moderator is said to be announced sometime in early-mid September, while the topics can be released any time from now up until a week before the debate.

  • Aug 11, 2020 05:38 PM
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    I think Harris was the best decision Biden could have made. It turned Biden's campaign into something much more than just the stereotypical runner. It turned it into not only being a part of defeating Trump, but also being a part of nominating the very first African-American woman to be nominated for VP. Harris brings in numerous groups that Biden most likely didn't have before. That was wise and I think it will pay off.
  • Aug 17, 2020 05:33 PM
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    After a bit of back and forth between Florida and my state of North Carolina, the Republican National Convention is set to take place in Charlotte NC on August 24th through August 27th. Being a Charlotte resident myself, I have to say it's a big relief that the convention won't be as big of a deal as it would have been previous to 2020. Not that I like the current state of things at all, but I'm happy the entire town won't be shut down for days and days while a massive party takes place down the road from my house.

    Like with the DNC, the RNC's convention is basically be a virtual one this year. The six delegates from each state will still be meeting in Charlotte to vote and hold the conference, but the main speakers will not be attending. This includes Trump himself who has said he will not be attending and instead mentioned he may speak at the White House or Gettysburg, though park officials have said this may be violating the "Hatch Act" which states government employees cannot engage in certain political activities on the property. As for the other speakers, it's still unknown who they'll be and what they're bringing to the table. I have a general idea. Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump (doubtful to me), Mike Pence and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. I'm not sure who else would speak beyond those few.

    Though it's not official just yet, Trump campaign officials have said the theme of this year's RNC will be "The forgotten men and women of America", as well as "the land of heroes" and "land of greatness" rotating out as the convention moves on.

    I have to say, political party aside, I don't see this being very useful or exciting for the Trump campaign like it would be if it were in person. It would usually be a grand party with all the bells and whistles, but is now only pre-recorded and live feed. I think that will take everything away that Trump would normally use to his advantage. The changes basically boil it down to which has more grabby headline speakers and audio bites. With that in mind, I think the DNC has a much, much more news-worthy event planned. They have speakers that will generate a ton of attention, such as President Obama, Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and more.

    Historically speaking, a bounce in points for the candidate would usually come shortly after the convention. But does anyone see that being possible here? There's no party. No big hoorah to get people excited. I can see that being a reality for the already leading Joe Biden simply from his speakers alone, but I can't think of how that would work for Trump in this current situation.

  • Jul 24, 2020 01:02 AM
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    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnunchin just confirmed that the GOP proposal for the next round of stimulus relief will indeed include a 2nd stimulus check, the exact same $1200 stimulus check we got the first time. Exact same meaning same income limitations -- $1200 per individual up to $75k then phased out until $99k. And $500 for dependents under 17.

    Unfortunately there is no indication dependents 17 or older will get anything, just like last time. Likely they will not. But the deal is far from inked, so maybe the Dems fight for that. Also no indication if the back child support stipulation stands. Likely will.

    New Stimulus Package Expected Monday—$1,200 Second Stimulus Checks, Unemployment Benefits Proposed

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that the amount of the second stimulus check in the proposal will be a one-time $1,200 stimulus check. The good news is that Democrats want the second stimulus check also to be $1,200. The requirements to receive the second stimulus check will be the same as the first stimulus check under the Cares Act, which was the $2.2 trillion stimulus package in March.

    Let's all hope this bill passes quickly (though it likely won't). And that the IRS learns from its first round of mistakes and gets everyone their checks in a much more orderly and effective manner this time. Maybe they will. At least if you already got a check, even if it took way longer than it should have last time (like for SS, SSDI, Vets, etc) you should get a check even easier this time around because they know where and how to send it now and they have some practice.

    The GOP and Dems still have to debate about everything else the bill will entail before it passes. Though I feel very confident that since both sides agree on a 2nd check, it will most certainly be a part of the bill, just have no idea what they will do exactly with unemployment benefits, or any of the other funding proposals within the bill. Or the exact timetable.

    Stay tuned and post updates here as they come..

    This honestly feels more like a PR stunt than anything at this point. It's beyond not helpful. This should have been passed as a recurring check months ago. Could have saved a ton of evictions and all the other issues that came along with them. Other countries were able to figure this out months ago.

  • Jun 24, 2020 05:45 PM
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    Over the past couple of weeks I have been having to get out of the house more and more often to run errands and whatnot. And now that business are opening back up and starting to get busy again, I've been noticing a trend of people not wearing face masks.

    I have also seen people wearing face masks, though they pull it down below their nose or down onto their chin while walking through the store. This simply has no effect and you are most definitely not protected at all while wearing a mask this way. If you are going to wear a mask at all, wear it correctly. It takes no extra effort to put the mask on the appropriate way and will not only protect yourself, but others as well.

    I have to say that I understand the confusion and frustration of some. The CDC initially told us that masks won't help. They then said a scarf would be fine. They then said mask help. They then said everyone should be wearing a mask and it's the best thing to do. I assume they initially said masks won't help to not cause hoarders to go out and purchase every mask in sight, but it's still a bit of a sketchy thing to do. Also, I'm of the thought that wearing a mask protects yourself and others, period.

    Out of everything I've seen so far, the one thing that bothers me the most is the "Karens" of the world purposely going to stores that require face masks and trying to get in. This obviously forces the employees to say they are not allowed into the store without a face mask and, from what I've seen, offer them one for which they decline. Of course they decline and site a "medical condition" that requires them not to wear a mask. An argument usually ensues while the person records and later uploads it for.... whatever reason. I guess they think they're fighting the system or something? I just don't understand that logic at all.

    Where do you stand on the mask issue? Do you think wearing one should be enforced for the public like some states/counties are now doing?

  • Apr 07, 2020 02:56 PM
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    I read that the New York state's unemployment system collapsed today due to the large spike in claims and overuse of the system. Even though they hired for the expected flow and upgraded where they could, they're still having these issues. Makes me wonder what's going on in states that don't have systems up to par with New York. I'd imaging they already had at least a decent infrastructure in place to handle alot of people, but this is unprecedented.

    Not much word on how they're going about fixing it or how this has impacted the wait time just yet, but Gov. Cuomo said, "I get it. I get it. And we have 1,000 people working on it. We have Google working on it. And we have all these experts working on it. They are trying to bring up a system that did a much, much lower capacity."