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Signs

The end is near. Here are some signs:

1.) Internal consistency never was one of Trump’s strong points. But he has managed to defy expectations answering the question about mail in ballots:

2.) Trump is threatening to end funding for the World Health Organization because what has WHO ever done for US??:

How do you like that, libtard snowflakes? I can do that. I can take money away from a global health watchdog in the middle of a pandemic and give it to Ivanka’s Jimmy Choo Orphans Fund. Why? Because I’m allowed to.

I think we are seeing the end days of the Trump task force press briefing. He’s getting agitated and unhinged right before our eyes. His so-called strength is looking pretty weak. Yes. All of us can see it now, Donald.

3.) This sign is really serious. The world is running out of condoms. I can’t even imagine the magnitude of “devastating consequences” that will have for the world.

We are so screwed.

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My temp this morning: 97.4°F.

What’s yours?

8 Responses

  1. Well , he IS Mr Presidunce .

  2. I’m so glad he’s your Prez and not out Prime Minister.

    • Um, none of us on this site voted for him. We’re not even sure he actually won. It’s sorta like living through a coup but only 53% of us know what is going on and we’re living in states that are as useless as tits on a bull as far as the electoral college is concerned.
      The good news is Pennsylvania is now a vote by mail state, which really seems to get under Trump’s skin. It means he can’t do in 2020 whatever he did in 2016. He hates that.
      That’s why he’s fighting so hard against Wisconsin voting by mail. I can’t remember if Michigan is going to go with mail voting this year but they have a female governor who is a Democrat, Gretchen Whitmer, and Trump can’t stand her. So I’m guessing that she’s going to do everything she can to protect the election in November. Expect to see him attack her ferociously in the next several months. If he loses Michigan and Pennsylvania, he’s going to have to win decisively in Florida. And Florida has a Trump wannabe as a governor who royally screwed up with social distancing and the unemployment compensation system.
      If I were to guess, Trump is going to have a hard time winning this fall. It’s going to get harder. And when the investigations start, and they will because there are some seriously dodgy things going on that have cost lives, it’s going to look very bad for him.
      His press briefings are going off the rails. He doesn’t look strong anymore. He looks like he’s got every personality disorder in the DSM.
      It’s obvious.
      If the situation wasn’t so dire, it would be Entertaining to watch him lose his shit.
      As it is, it just reminds us of how far we have fallen in 3.5 years just because a bunch of white guys couldn’t stand being ignored.

    • Update: Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan has asked that anyone who intends to vote in the May primary do so by requesting an absentee ballot, in other words, vote by mail. It looks like this is a no-brainer in Michigan because there are currently no restrictions on who can request an absentee ballot. In some states, you have to jump through hoops to do it. So, I’m going to predict that this is going to be the default in Michigan in November unless the Republicans challenge the state’s current election law. It’s a different story than what happened in Wisconsin yesterday.
      There is no love lost between Trump and Detroit these days so that’s probably why he’s got his knickers in a twist.
      If I were him, I would have been more gracious and said nicer things about the governor. For example, I might have stopped referring to her as “that woman” and maybe even looked up her name. You know, stuff like that.
      In the meantime, it looks like he’s going to lose 2 rust belt states he barely squeaked a teeny tiny electoral college win from in 2016. And if Wisconsin voters don’t die from turning out yesterday and instead channel their anger towards November, he’ll lose Wisconsin as well.
      Good.
      Riddance.

  3. The end is near. Here are some signs:

    The only real sign that I pay attention to here

    Rapture Index: 186
    Change from last update: +2

  4. It would help everyone if the reporter did not conflate the proposed “mail in ballots” in lieu of physical voting and “absentee” voting (which the President had to do instead of flying down to Florida during this period). Of course, the Prez did not help with his curt answer.

  5. Is there a difference in how you submit a “mail in” vs an “absentee ballot?” I live in PA and asked for a ballot by mail for the first time and based it on COVID, my age and the need to shelter in place. The only options were physical absence from the county on election day or medical reasons based on a doctor’s advice. I assume it was therefore an absentee ballot granted based on unusual circumstance (the pandemic) since I didn’t meet either of the conditions cited. I haven’t gotten the ballot yet so I don’t know how I will have to submit it. IIRC the “corruption” that trump refers to is people scamming other people’s mail in ballots, tampering with them by either dumping them or sending them in with a fraudulent vote for the candidate the scammer wants to win. If I go to my polling place, before I vote I have to sign in a book that has my driver’s license signature. The two signatures have to match. I am guessing the mail in too will be based on a verified signature.

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