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re: President Donald Trump says he has tested positive for coronavirus (cnbc.com) submitted by eugene
lyndonb's reply 149 days ago

Part of me thinks he's not really infected, and this is just a way out of the debates.

He gets the sympathy vote, and then miraculously recovers and says, "It's no big deal".

Just a thought, but he has lied about everything else...so, take your pick.

re: Trump brags about high TV viewership of coronavirus briefings (reuters.com) submitted by eugene
lyndonb's reply 335 days ago

Well since everyone's at home, and all television and movie productions have been halted - oh and there's a pandemic going on, of course hit ratings are going to be high.

He doesn't really care about anything but his ratings.

re: deleted (self.news) submitted by lyndonb
lyndonb's reply 1 year ago

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re: READ: Senate Intel Concludes Russia Intervened In 2016 To Boost Trump (talkingpointsmemo.com) submitted by lyndonb
lyndonb's reply 1 year ago

Here's a Business Insider article that goes into a lot more detail about what Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) was most interested in to cause maximum discord in the U.S. population, and of course it was race relations.

From the article:

The Internet Research Agency, the notorious Russian troll farm at the center of these efforts, "heavily focused on hotbutton issues with racial undertones, such as the NFL kneeling protests."

re: Comey Told Sessions: Don’t Leave Me Alone With Trump (nytimes.com) submitted by eugene
lyndonb's reply 3 years ago

Comey is going to come out of this as a hero - or be discredited.

re: Clinton’s misplaced criticism of the DNC as a cause of her defeat (washingtonpost.com) submitted by eugene
lyndonb's reply 3 years ago

Hillary had a lot of headwind against her, both in terms of Russians, 30 years of GOP attacks, and really zero charm on the campaign trail - but she also ran one of the worst campaigns in recent memory. Her statements now are just making her loss worse.

re: Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal (washingtonpost.com) submitted by kermit
lyndonb's reply 3 years ago

It seems Elon Musk is keeping his promse.

Even if Trump hadn't acted unilaterally on this the Republicans and more Democrats than you would think probably would not have ratified the accord.

This reminds me a little bit of how the US treated the Kyoto Protocol

re: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador (washingtonpost.com) submitted by eugene
lyndonb's reply 3 years ago

Unless the republicans stand up to Trump I don't really see anything happening anytime soon.

re: It's White-Knuckle Time in Georgia's Special Election (nymag.com) submitted by lyndonb
lyndonb's reply 3 years ago

Sorry kids, this one is going to a runoff.

re: It's White-Knuckle Time in Georgia's Special Election (nymag.com) submitted by lyndonb
lyndonb's reply 3 years ago

I just checked the AP and it's not looking great. Doable but not great:

Cobb 42% - 37 out of 51 reporting
DeKalb 57% - 41 out of 43 reporting
Fulton 55% - 19 out of 116 reporting

So it looks like it's all on Fulton.

Also there's this: 6th District vote: Fulton extends polling hours; DeKalb and Cobb smooth