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The posts in play...

Broken Sleep Books Poetry Kerfuffle
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Biden Picks Kamala Harris
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The Crimson Letter
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Socks With Sandals: The Age Old Debated Trudges On
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Always at the Abyss
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The comments...

Avatarveronica d in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ I agree. My concerns are about the mobs and the knee-jerk responses. It's easy to find examples of those. However, so often this debate is [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Stillwater

Effective with...who?

Is this just the Pundit Fallacy, where your offered the best electoral advice is really just your policy preference?

AvatarDavidTC in reply to Jaybird
+ Uh, no, not even slightly. Cancel culture is about people who have said certain things, often political things, or who have done certain things. (Legal [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to veronica d
+ Is it cancelling? Yes. Am I concerned about this case? Not so much. The target is someone I would consider elite and probably [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Stillwater
+ If a whole lot of brand-D loyalists from the old days, the Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, and Hillary voters, start voting for Trump, it might [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Michael Cain
+ Yep, AZ/FL seals the deal... all other things being equal. If that's the plan and she adds value and they execute... well, then, brilliant [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to North
+ I was going to vote for JoJo, but I had said, here I believe, that if Harris was the choice for Pres, I would vote [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Stillwater
+ Yesterday Amy Klobuchar failed basic communications (PR, branding, etc) speaking in a Fox News interview with Brett Baier. She said Trump was saying Kamala [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to JS
+ We all knew you were gonna vote for Trump. I've been *almost* as critical of the Dem party over the years as Aaron has. Does everyone [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Doctor Jay
+ I have no idea what a typical publishing contract looks like, but I would not be surprised if they have some kind of morals clause [. . .]
AvatarJS in reply to Michael Cain
+ But that's boring when we can endlessly speculate, or take a sub-section of Twitter as if it were a gold-standard poll. The media needs a horse [. . .]
AvatarJS in reply to Aaron David
+ Aaron, you've been posting here a long time. We all knew you were gonna vote for Trump. I'm not sure what's funnier -- that you're pretending [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to George Turner
+ You put too much faith in the need for coherence. Trump tweeted yesterday that Harris is a "phony radical", and Dems (in classic fashion) lined up [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to North
+ You put too much faith in the need for coherence. The voters might not come up with a single, strong, coherent reason to vote [. . .]
+ Handknitters are another group that do socks-with-sandals to show off the socks. Usually Birkenstocks or similar (I know there was once a political argument about [. . .]
AvatarDoctor Jay
+ Keeping your word seems an important quality in people and organizations. There are a lot of other values, too, but fidelity seems pretty foundational to [. . .]
+ I said yesterday that I think a whole lot of pundits are ignoring that Harris won two different state-wide offices in a heavily Latino state [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to North
+ I see... I'm not really tapped into Evangelical circles, from general SoCon circles I don't think there's a strong feeling that Pence is somehow an [. . .]
Avatarveronica d

I once had a coworker who frequently wore those super nerdy toe-shoes. They were adorable.

Let your freak flag fly, you crazy kids!

AvatarStillwater in reply to InMD
+ I do think it’s a concerning sign that Democratic leadership is still kind of out of touch. This. Unlike North, I can very easily see Harris' [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to North
+ Yeah TX would be something!... but Snake Chart only puts it at 1.1% chance of being tipping point. Big movers are still FL, PA, [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Jaybird
+ Supposedly the police have shells fired from his piece which are different from what the police used. However this is Chicago and if the [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to George Turner
+ Oh well, when HRC pulls the lever and drops them both through the trapdoor during the virtual DNC convention and seizes the nomination that'll all [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Chip Daniels
+ This reminds me of a funny story. Some guy once called one of my trans friends a "dude," so she responded, "Well that's just like [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Aaron David
+ Yeah somehow I doubt you were gettable- who would biden have had to pick to have even a shot at your vote? Joe Jorgensen? Likewise [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to DavidTC
+ PS just in case you couldn't figure, "[e]lite, white men, don’t like cancel culture. That’s it. That’s the discussion. That’s why it, and only it, [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Aaron David
+ There are lots of fresh takes in this Daily Mail article. 'It's the middle finger to BLM and progressives': Outraged left turns on the Biden-Harris [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to veronica d
+ "I know that all those women are invisible to y’all “cancel culture critics,” but they exist. They are people. " so do we get to yell [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to North
+ She is going to be portrayed as the true candidate or the Trojan candidate no matter if the left likes it or not. So, in [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Stillwater
+ "So, does anyone think the announcement of Harris as VP has increased Biden’s chances of winning?" It's certainly increased my chances of voting for him. [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Marchmaine

FL, Az, GA and TX too right now.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird

Well, that's just like, your narrative man.

AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to InMD
+ There was a recent revealing interview with black leaders in Detroit. (I think it was in either The Atlantic, The New Yorker, or City [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Marchmaine
+ It's not so much choosing Tulsi that I'm talking about- it's benching Pence. Pence is an evangelical culture warrior with impeccable social con credentials. From [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Aaron David
+ Mmhmm, that may be a problem for Harris when she tries to run for President herself but it isn't going to be a difficulty for [. . .]
Avatarveronica d
+ The "canceling" here is, perhaps, all the women in his program whose careers suffered because of his awful behavior. I know that all those women are [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ Well, considering she OK'd falsifying* evidence, put parents in jail for actions of the children, extended sentences to ensure more free labor in California prisons [. . .]
AvatarJaybird in reply to Chip Daniels

It's true name?

Chip, truth is orthogonal to Narrative.

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to North
+ To my observation, Tulsi never triggered the SoCons ... she triggered the NeoCons. Given that the Left treated her SoCon flip-flop as insincere, flop-flipping wouldn't be [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Eh... Harris has plenty of things that may or may not play well in PA, WI, FL, MN and/or AZ - see the 538 Snake [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ No, I agree rumor is a tremendously powerful thing. Just that we should call it by its true name. Sometimes rumor is organic, that spreads randomly. Sometimes [. . .]
+ Yes. The five Pacific states will have eight Democratic Senators. The eight Mountain West states will have (if you believe the current polls) [. . .]
+ In this case, it's just Rumor that resulted in riots and property damage and people screaming for justice. Why were there riots in Chicago? "Just Rumor". The difference [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird

Ah, I see.

Narrative is just Rumor, stuff that a lot of people say which is sometimes true and sometimes not.

+ It's sort of like the whole "Jesus was an Immigrant!" argument. "I don't believe this stupid shit, but you say that you do so do what [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels
+ This is what I mean about how Harris doesn't offer any good angles for attack. The conservative claim is that America is fed up with all [. . .]
+ Wait wait wait. We've gone from "young man has been killed by the police" to "legal adult has been arrested and he is not, repeat, is [. . .]
+ The tweet appears to have since been pulled. (Or, more precisely, the account has gone protected.) There may be a contractual issue for pulling a book [. . .]