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  1. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    This is just a piss poor take which sounds completely out of touch with reality. Exactly what did you want him to do?
  2. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Oh please. His other option was Trump.
  3. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Agreed on all counts:
  4. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Bernie lost a lot of appeal to me after Tulsi's brother said Tulsi tried to drop out and endorse him multiple times and he refused to take the endorsement. I still appreciate what he's done and I do think he's spent his life fighting for mainly the right things, which is rare in a politician, but that was a really bad move, IMO. I have no problem with Hillary being Ambassador to the UN, she's an experienced diplomat.
  5. I told yall a few weeks back about my college friend that got COVID and died in 3 days. Well, his wife got it as well, (unlike him, she had multiple pre-existing conditions, which is why he was doing the shopping in the first place) presumably from him, and she had severe complications from it. They thought she was getting over it and then I get a call out of the blue yesterday (she had put me as her emergency contact- unbeknownst to me) that they had found her non responsive and rushed her to the hospital. She never regained consciousness. They're not sure what happened, they thought she was through the worst of it, it was some sort of problem with pneumonia. Here is where the advice comes in. The reason why I was listed as her emergency contact is because they have literally no one. Her parents are dead, his parents gave him up for adoption and he went through the foster system and never bothered to find them. Neither set of grandparents are alive. Her only brother is dead, and he was an only child. I mean, they have friends, but we were pretty close and his wife and I had talked a lot over the past few weeks. I don't know if she had any really close friends, (I would assume she did, but the fact that she made me her emergency contact makes me wonder if she did). This is the issue. They have a kid. A 3 year old. His name is Cooper and I met him about a year ago before this all started. I am seriously considering trying to adopt him. I feel like I am nuts for considering it, but I cannot shake the feeling that I should do it. I know my friend had horror stories about going through the foster system and I know he'd never want his kid to face that. My fiancee and I have a big enough house, we have two stable jobs, we are doing ok on income, (setting aside about $1k/mo atm for savings while overpaying for the mortgage to get it paid off faster and Im sure we could tighten things up a bit more). I have no kids atm, and my fiancee has PCOS so its far less likely she'd ever be able to have kids. (Not by any means impossible, just would be much harder.) This has come out of the blue like lightning, because this has all happened so fast. A month ago I wasn't even thinking about this. Hell, I wasn't thinking about it two days ago. I am terrified that if I do this I'd be horrible at it, but I keep telling myself that I can't possibly be worse than sending the kid to the foster system. Of course the other issue is I barely know the kid. He seemed to like me, but I mean, he was 2. They like everyone. Am I completely crazy for considering adopting a kid I basically met once? Am I entirely overthinking this and I should absolutely do it? Any advice at all would be appreciated.
  6. Thanatos

    Guys I need some serious fucking advice

    I thought I knew what red tape was before now, lol. Jesus.
  7. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Yeah Manchin was never going with them. It would still be good to not have Mitch be majority leader. I think there's a couple other dems for which that would be a hard sell. I object to the idea of it being "packing" the courts. That's what the GOP has been doing for the past four years.
  8. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    You get rid of the virus and then jump start the economy. The economy goes nowhere as long as COVID is rampant.
  9. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    It's all stupid to whine about because the Pres doesn't have the authority to do it anyway. The states have to do that. And they should.
  10. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    What concrete action are you suggesting we take to stop radical Islam? Bombing them indiscriminately? Executing all of them? What? That's what I'm asking. We have confirmed it. Multiple times. Yall wanna waste more of the Trump campaign's money, go for it. As long as he still has money to pay for it. No court packing? The hypocrisy of this, lmao. What in the fuck do you call pushing through a SC justice two weeks before an election after specifically saying for the past four years they wouldn't do just that? What do you call refusing to let Obama appoint ANYONE the last two years of his presidency to the federal judiciary so there would be tons of open spots for the GOP to pack the courts? It's not court packing, its court UN packing. The EC should absolutely be abolished. The idea that it protects small states is no longer true. It elevates small states too much. Instead of asking what NY, CA, TX, and FL want, instead we ignore any non-swing state and focus the smaller swing ones.
  11. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    This is just sad at this point. The Trump team meant to book an event at the Four Seasons Hotel (we assume) but accidentally did it at Four Seasons Landscaping. Which is just a landscaping shop. Next to a adult book store called Fantasy Island. Across the street from a crematorium. Good god. Just concede man. https://imgur.com/gallery/j0cBnNh
  12. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    No one's going to descend into it even with Harris, the idea that Biden was a radical leftist was an utterly insane attack by Trump. By all means go investigating. There's nothing there and no one thinks there was any widescale fraud outside of right wingers. We used the same systems we did in 2016 when he won and they didnt complain then. Re: Muslim extremism: I was hoping for a more concrete answer on what to do about it. "Whatever it takes, even if it requires an ethical compromise" Im giving you the benefit of the doubt but that sounds really really really bad. Like we can do something horribly wrong to stop it.
  13. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I agree here almost completely, including on the list. Do not like. Really hoping they have that list wrong. Dems absolutely could just sit back now and I really hope they do not. This election was about harm mitigation. I think a lot less people will die now that Biden is in. Or rather once he starts working. Its by no means a progressive victory. This election was to stop a great evil from winning, but it did not even come close to defeating it. I'm saying Im less concerned about raw numbers when way more people voted. Did more % of the country vote for Trump than last time? That would concern me.
  14. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Just having more votes in a election with record turnout is not really a sign of anything. Was there more GOP % wise than in 2016? Sure its a massive difference, its because Dems are two parties working together against one party they think is a greater evil than either of their parties. The progressive wing is happy Trump is beaten, but they are not happy that it was Biden who did it. Yang/Tulsi 2024 please. In either order, don't care.
  15. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Honestly I dont think I will ever trust the polls again. They were off by far more than 4 in many races. Susan Collins didnt have a poll showing her leading since July, yet she won by 6+. It's going to literally be the same EC victory Trump claimed was a landslide, lol. Kinda hilarious. I'm not sure about the liberal thing. A lot of it was losing house districts in deep red areas that there was a huge backlash in 2018 that led Dems to win. Trump reportedly already said he was going to run in 2024. We'll deal with that when it comes. Lol, Phil. He's probably off spouting conspiracy nonsense somewhere.
  16. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    So uh yeah. We're here. Trump declares victory on Tuesday night, even sends out emails to his supporters saying he won Pennsylvania, which its now clear he has lost. Election still isn't called by anyone except for Decision Desk, but its inevitable at this point. I think the networks just have PTSD from 2016. Ironically Fox and the AP called AZ really early, and Trump still had a path to a win in AZ when they did. Seems the AZ website had a glitch for a few hours that wrongly said they had counted 84% of precincts when 74% was counted and that was what lead to the early call. It looks like Biden will hold in AZ, just barely, as Trump is not on pace to catch him at the moment. Plus, Biden is simply increasing his lead in PA and his shaky lead in AZ doesn't matter at all if PA holds, which I don't see how it won't. Biggest surprises was the relative landslide, at least in their terms, for Trump in FL- seems he convinced a great deal of Latinos Biden was socialist- and fucking Georgia flipping blue. Stacey Abrams should immediately be put in charge of DNC voter outreach efforts. It does not look like the Dems will take the Senate, unless they somehow win both GA runoffs, (about a 1 in 100 shot, if you ask me), so Biden is going to be limited in what he can do. But we can at least start trying to fight back COVID and Trump's dismantling of regulations regarding climate change, including rejoining the Paris Accords. There has been relatively little violence and I think that's due to the trickle here. If it had been declared on election night that Biden won, I think it would have all come out on one night, but the slow drip drip drip of bad news for Trump has given many of them time to sit and think and not act rashly. Ironically here, if Biden wins GA, AZ, PA, and NV, and Trump takes NC (and AK, but we assume he has AK), then the total will be 306 to 232, which is literally the EXACT outcome of the 2016 election in reverse. Poetic justice as the universe rights itself. A small part of me was rooting for a 269-269 split which would lead to utter chaos, especially if DC had to break a tie in the House. But better that Trump and his cronies are gone.
  17. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    What actions do you suggest we take as a world?
  18. Thanatos

    Guys I need some serious fucking advice

    Currently going through the system. I think they're going to let me, its just a matter of paperwork, money, and time.
  19. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    You're nothing more than a naysayer at this point and frankly beyond arguing with. All you ever care about is to point out little things one side is doing wrong and try to "both sides" ism this. You're as bad as they are. Yeah, why is funding the post office an important thing during an election where the GOP is trying to suppress the vote? Why is it not a good idea to pass another bill that fucks over the American people when the GOP waited six months after passing the first one to do anything again? Fuck you right back. Tired of arguing with you. You want one side to be perfect to support them and its not going to happen. Sorry to burst your fantasy world of make-believe.
  20. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Another lie from Trump and his cronies. He didn't forget he was running for President. It was a grammatical mistake. He was listing off the things he'd run for. He said Senator, then Vice President, and then President. Here is the full clip of that part: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/election-us-2020-54531569 And yeah he forgot Romney's name. He's old. I wish he wasn't. But he's far better than the traitor in the WH. Why would we give another trillion dollars to big corporations and just $1200 again to the American people, with no help for a postal service about to be deluged? It wouldn't help people in the long run at all. Now she absolutely should do what Trump said later, which is send him a bill just for the $1200 to the people and thats it. Absolutely do that. She's a moron for not taking that offer. Either he's serious, in which case the people win, or he's not and she calls him on it.
  21. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Wisconsin appeals court is taking away people's ability to vote during a pandemic by reversing a decision that allowed votes to be counted as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3rd and received by the 9th. The Republicans don't care about people's right to vote, they just want more power, and disenfranchising people is how they plan to do it. Weaponizing a pandemic to try to hold onto a failing grasp of power is exactly what I would expect of the cult that Trump is in charge of.
  22. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Trump publicly tweeting that he has instructed McConnell to stop negotiations on the stimulus and instead focus on confirming Barret, (who's in a literal cult called the People of Praise), to the SC instead is the nail in the proverbial coffin. Biden is going to wipe the floor with him if he doesn't reverse this decision. Even on his own Twitter, there are dozens of Trump supporters begging him to reconsider, that they need help now and can't wait, and many of them are saying they're not going to vote for him now.
  23. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    They need to get McConnell too, first.
  24. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    So Trump and Melania have COVID. Biden, Pence, Wallace, and Pelosi all need to be tested.
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