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  • BLM activist gets into a verbal exchange with an older black guy who was speaking up against tearing the statue down.

    06/26/2020 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Borges · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/26/2020
    Look at her! These people are straight up deranged. It really is like a religious cult. Kudos to that security guard and the guy dressed up as Frederick Douglass (who must be turning in his grave).
  • Two Atheists Were Arguing. So Who Won The Argument?

    06/25/2020 12:27:52 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 84 replies
    JAG 5000
    I wrote the story below to poke fun at Atheists whose gods are Their Own Selves, Empiricism, Rationalism, Secularism, Logic, Science, and what THEY claim is Rational Argumentation. Its a dumb story but it does make a serious point. So relax, read my short crazy story, and have a little harmless fun. _____________ ` A Very Short Story About John And Bob and Tom. by JAG 5000 There are two atheists that are having an argument over contradictory propositions. John Atheist and Bob Atheist. They are having a private debate in their own thread. They are now on page 40...
  • AOC plans to skip in-person debate with Democratic primary challenger (incumbency privilege?)

    06/13/2020 4:22:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/20 | Mary Kay Linge
    AOC is going AWOL for the city’s only in-person debate ahead of next week’s Democratic Party primary. First-term Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) plans to skip out on a face-to-face showdown with three challengers Wednesday, her office told The Post. Ironically, the Parkchester Times-sponsored debate is the same one the previous incumbent, 10-term Rep. Joseph Crowley, shirked in 2018. It was seen as a backhanded diss of his upstart opponent — and helped AOC unseat him in a shocking primary result one week later. “Ocasio-Cortez is claiming her incumbency privilege,” Parkchester Times publisher Sheikh Musa Drammeh told The Post. “But if...
  • Kamala emerges as early Biden VP favorite as sting of debate attack fades

    05/11/2020 2:32:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/20 | Christopher Cadelago, Natasha Korecki
    Kamala Harris was written off as a possible vice presidential pick for Joe Biden last year after a cutting debate performance where she seemed to suggest he was racially insensitive. Now, Harris is not only in top contention, but Biden aides, surrogates and major donors see her as the best fit at the onset of the process - at least on paper - to join him atop the Democratic ticket. Biden’s campaign has formally started vetting a group of prospects that includes roughly a dozen women. But in interviews, more than two dozen Democrats, including advisers, allies and donors aligned...
  • Bernie Sanders Will Participate in April Dem. Debate, Refuses to Drop Out of Presidential Race

    03/24/2020 5:59:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 3/24/20 | Zachary Evans
    Senator Bernie Sanders’s (I., Vt.) presidential campaign on Tuesday announced that Sanders would participate in an April debate with former vice president Joe Biden, if it is held. The Democratic National Committee had planned to hold a debate on an unspecified date in April, but the committee has not yet announced a site or broadcaster for the debate. “Senator Sanders is still running for president,” Mike Casca, communications director for the Sanders campaign, told the New York Times. “If there is a debate in April, he plans to be there.” Sanders has refused to drop out of the presidential race...
  • After this debate, what possible rationale does Bernie Sanders have for staying in the race?

    03/15/2020 10:57:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    WP ^ | 3/15/20 | By Jennifer Rubin
    The debate between former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was entirely unnecessary given that Sanders is all but eliminated as a serious contender. He continues to take money from donors and encourage others to congregate (for example, phone banking), which is neither reasonable nor responsible. The debate changed nothing and suggests Sanders should have exited the race. Biden made real news committing to pick a woman as vice president. Biden also promised to nominate an African American woman to the Supreme Court. Sanders tried to argue about Biden’s past votes on the Hyde Amendment, which restricts...
  • Live Thread -- Biden/Bernie Debate

    03/15/2020 4:38:28 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 631 replies
    CNN TV | 3/15/2010 | Self
    Debate Thread
  • Biden readies plan to finish off Bernie (Sunday debate - 8pm on CNN)

    03/14/2020 12:19:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/14/20 | MARC CAPUTO, NATASHA KORECKI
    Joe Biden has long complained about the crowded debate stage and a restrictive format that doesn’t allow enough time for candidates to speak. Now, in his one-on-one debate Sunday with Bernie Sanders, he finally gets the debate terms he wanted - and an opportunity to convince Democrats the race is effectively over. Expectations aren’t high for the former vice president after a series of mediocre debate performances during primary season. The Sanders campaign, among other Biden detractors, views the debate as a chance for him to fall flat on his face, reviving questions about the durability of his candidacy just...
  • Two Angry Old Men Yelling at Each Other in Arizona Will Settle Dem Nomination

    03/12/2020 8:50:20 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 12, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...Bernie is a poor debater. Not as much as Biden, but close enough. All he can do is respond to every question with an angry rant about corporations and medical care. That's not going to win anything. After Biden's victory speech, it's clear that the current brains behind his campaign have been able to get him to memorize his own speeches and deliver them in an angry tone that passes for energy...
  • Tulsi Gabbard blasts 'hypocrisy' of DNC and their media partners for not letting her debate

    03/10/2020 5:33:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/09/20 | Julia Musto
    There's a lot of "hypocrisy" within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and from media partners hosting the presidential debates when it comes to giving female politicians a fair shot, 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Monday night. In an interview on "Fox News @ Night" with host Shannon Bream, Gabbard, D-Hawaii, said that "American voters have a right" to ask questions about the DNC and their partners' methods when making the rules for the debates. **SNIP** "You hear a lot of talk. We just celebrated International Women's Day and the progress that women are making around the world," Gabbard...
  • DNC Changes Debate Rules So Biden Can Sit Down

    03/08/2020 3:42:44 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 93 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | March 8, 2020 | staff writer
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC), aided by CNN, appears to be changing the rules for the next Democratic presidential nominee debate again. This time, apparently, so former vice president Joe Biden can sit down.
  • Grab the Popcorn: Tulsi Gabbard Urges Her Opponents to Stand Up to the DNC

    03/07/2020 2:47:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/07/20 | Beth Baumann
    The Democratic National Committee on Friday released new guidelines for its debate scheduled for March 15th. The new threshold requires each candidate to have at least 20 percent of the delegates that have been awarded thus far. The move singles out Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who received just two delegates up until now. Gabbard took to Twitter to urge her opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), to oppose the DNC's sudden requirement changes. Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 ✔ @TulsiGabbard .@JoeBiden @BernieSanders I’m sure you would agree that our Democratic nominee should be a person who will...
  • New Rules Eliminate Tulsi Gabbard From Next Democratic Presidential Debate

    03/07/2020 7:03:59 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 68 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 03-07-20 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    The Democratic National Committee changed the qualifying criteria for presidential debates again, eliminating Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). The committee (DNC) said Friday that participants in the next debate must have at least 20 percent of the pledged delegates. Gabbard, 38, has earned only two delegates so far. Under the new rules, the March 15 debate in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 78, and former Vice President Joe Biden, 77. Gabbard is the only Democratic candidate left in the race besides the men. Gabbard would have qualified for the debate under previous rules. She has not qualified for...
  • Tulsi Gabbard calls on Biden, Sanders to demand DNC allow her on Arizona debate stage

    03/07/2020 3:28:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/07/20 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The only woman remaining in the 2020 race for the White House is calling on her party's top two competitors to help pressure the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to allow her to participate in an upcoming presidential debate in Phoenix. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is now one of only three Democratic candidates still running for president. On Super Tuesday, March 3, she walked away with two delegates from American Samoa, which would have helped her qualify in the previous debate, held Feb. 25 in Charleston, S.C. **SNIP** On Friday night, Gabbard took to social media and appealed to Biden and...
  • Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate

    03/05/2020 3:26:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Scientist ^ | 11/16/15 | Jef Akst
    The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research. Ralph Baric, an infectious-disease researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, last week (November 9) published a study on his team’s efforts to engineer a virus with the surface protein of the SHC014 coronavirus, found in horseshoe bats in China, and the backbone of one that causes human-like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in mice. The hybrid virus could infect human airway cells and caused disease in mice, according to the team’s results, which were published in Nature Medicine.The results demonstrate the ability...
  • The Strangest Thing about the Debate

    02/27/2020 1:07:38 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | February 26, 2020 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    It struck me about one hour into what Politico calls “the snarling incoherence of the latest Democratic presidential debate” that was “painfully hard to follow.” What precisely was so painful? It was not what divided this gaggle of politicians vying for your affection. It was what united them. They all agree that their job is to have a plan for your life. This is the source of the pain. How did it happen that all these candidates have come to believe that it is their job to plan the economy, manage your finances, fix your job, improve your wages, get...
  • Tonight’s Democratic Debate In South Carolina Could Finally See Tough Talk On Climate (ZERO questions asked, bartender pissed)

    02/26/2020 5:11:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/25/20 | Eric Mack
    Charleston, South Carolina got a glimpse of its potential future in September when Hurricane Dorian grazed the South Carolina coast, bringing the three-headed monster of heavy rain, storm surge and extreme high tides with it. Tuesday night, seven Democratic candidates for President will take the stage in Charleston and try to make their cases for how they’ll stem the intensification of climate change, which is fueling that future marked by increased risk of powerful storms and chronic flooding across the Southeast. It’s been less than a week since the last Democratic debate in Nevada, where six candidates - former New...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump vs. Bernie Sanders and the Democrats – The statesman beats the food fighters

    02/26/2020 11:48:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    As I watched the two-hour food fight disguised as the South Carolina Democratic Presidential debate, what really hit me was the enormous contrast between President Trump and the first lady in India this week and the Democrats’ bickering. The visual of the presidential couple being greeted enthusiastically by more than 120,000 cheering people in India’s largest soccer stadium was so much more impactful than the shrinking respect and declining seriousness of the Democrats’ squabbling. It may be my age or my partisan bias, but Bernie Sanders seems as he repeats his mantra again and again. At any given time, he’s...
  • South Carolina Debate Confirms: This is now Bernie Sanders’ Race to Lose

    02/26/2020 4:59:33 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 13 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Ok, I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I watched the Democrat debate last night. What a damn circus. – I suppose the best thing to say about this one was that at least they didn’t spend ten minutes promising to ban fracking, blot the global landscape with millions of 700 ft. tall windmills, and use Unicorn breath to power their fantasy-based energy plans. But while the panel of pedantic CBS moderators at least spared us from that indignity, every other Democrat fantasy was played out once again for all to see on national television. Here are some of the highlights:...
  • Bernie Turns on Dem Audience After Getting Booed Over His Pro-Cuba Comments

    02/26/2020 8:02:37 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 2/24/2020 | Joe Setyon
    During Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary debate in South Carolina, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders responded to members of the audience who booed him for his comments on Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The controversy has gained steam in recent days after Sanders was forced to address comments he made in the 1980s regarding Castro, whom he claimed was not overthrown because he educated the Cuban people and gave them health care.