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1 minute ago, Padme said:

I couldn't agree more! I wish him and Melania a speedy recovery.

I bet Melania doesn't wish him a speedy recovery. She'll have the lawyers examining the pre-nup as we speak. :lol: 

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13 minutes ago, Angelica said:

Question: could this put the Nov 3 election date in jeopardy? If this is legit, people can take weeks/months to recover. Does it just plough ahead regardless, or could they postpone?

The election date is constitutionally mandated. I believe it can only be changed by the will of Congress. So unless Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell agree on something, the election will be held November 3rd.

This is why candidates have running mates.

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13 minutes ago, Padme said:

I couldn't agree more! I wish him and Melania a speedy recovery.

I want to take the high road and agree, but I still have one of these from spring

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8 minutes ago, Dazey said:

I bet Melania doesn't wish him a speedy recovery. She'll have the lawyers examining the pre-nup as we speak. :lol: 

Maybe she’s hoping this gives her an excuse not to bother with the Christmas decorations this year...

Who knew the “war on Christmas” was coming from inside the White House?

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10 minutes ago, downzy said:

The election date is constitutionally mandated. I believe it can only be changed by the will of Congress. So unless Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell agree on something, the election will be held November 3rd.

This is why candidates have running mates.

Is Mike Pence in charge now? Somebody has to run things in the White House

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Just now, Padme said:

Is Mike Pence in charge now? Somebody has to run things in the White House

Nobody's been running it for the last three and a half years. Why change anything now?

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4 minutes ago, Padme said:

Is Mike Pence in charge now? Somebody has to run things in the White House

No, Trump is still President. Pence would take over if Trump’s health declined to the point where he could not longer effectively perform the duties of the office. This usually means if the President became unconscious. This usually happens if/when Presidents require surgery. 

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I will say though that the combination of a Filet-O-Fish diet and underplaying a global pandemic might not have been the wisest choice in retrospect. 

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If President Trump gets corona like Boris did, there is no way he will be able to contest the election. It literally buggered up Boris for about two months, and I personally don't feel he has been at the races since. 

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10 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

If President Trump gets corona like Boris did, there is no way he will be able to contest the election. It literally buggered up Boris for about two months, and I personally don't feel he has been at the races since. 

Don’t go getting our hopes up eh? 

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6 minutes ago, Oldest Goat said:

I doubt Trump has covid that seems a little too good to be true. No, I say PR and/or stall tactics.

Apparently it's an average of 5 days from infection to the start of symptoms so assuming he caught it at his Nuremburg rally on Wednesday we should be getting some good news sometime over the weekend. :lol:   

3 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

A cesspit,

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Yeah, that's a bit harsh. I don't hope his wife dies. 

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4 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

A cesspit,

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When Thatcher died yous lot up North were dancing on her grave :lol:  Not you personally, you know what I mean.  Often happens with a divisive president, a lot of the punk era lads were none too aggrieved by the death of Reagan.  Did you ever read Hunter S Thompsons obituary of Nixon:

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Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am poorer for it. He was the real thing -- a political monster straight out of Grendel and a very dangerous enemy. He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. He lied to his friends and betrayed the trust of his family. Not even Gerald Ford, the unhappy ex-president who pardoned Nixon and kept him out of prison, was immune to the evil fallout. Ford, who believes strongly in Heaven and Hell, has told more than one of his celebrity golf partners that "I know I will go to hell, because I pardoned Richard Nixon."

I have had my own bloody relationship with Nixon for many years, but I am not worried about it landing me in hell with him. I have already been there with that bastard, and I am a better person for it. Nixon had the unique ability to make his enemies seem honorable, and we developed a keen sense of fraternity. Some of my best friends have hated Nixon all their lives. My mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together.

Nixon laughed when I told him this. "Don't worry," he said, "I, too, am a family man, and we feel the same way about you."

It was Richard Nixon who got me into politics, and now that he's gone, I feel lonely. He was a giant in his way. As long as Nixon was politically alive -- and he was, all the way to the end -- we could always be sure of finding the enemy on the Low Road. There was no need to look anywhere else for the evil bastard. He had the fighting instincts of a badger trapped by hounds. The badger will roll over on its back and emit a smell of death, which confuses the dogs and lures them in for the traditional ripping and tearing action. But it is usually the badger who does the ripping and tearing. It is a beast that fights best on its back: rolling under the throat of the enemy and seizing it by the head with all four claws.

That was Nixon's style -- and if you forgot, he would kill you as a lesson to the others. Badgers don't fight fair, bubba. That's why God made dachshunds.

Nixon was a navy man, and he should have been buried at sea. Many of his friends were seagoing people: Bebe Rebozo, Robert Vesco, William F. Buckley Jr., and some of them wanted a full naval burial.

These come in at least two styles, however, and Nixon's immediate family strongly opposed both of them. In the traditionalist style, the dead president's body would be wrapped and sewn loosely in canvas sailcloth and dumped off the stern of a frigate at least 100 miles off the coast and at least 1,000 miles south of San Diego, so the corpse could never wash up on American soil in any recognizable form.

The family opted for cremation until they were advised of the potentially onerous implications of a strictly private, unwitnessed burning of the body of the man who was, after all, the President of the United States. Awkward questions might be raised, dark allusions to Hitler and Rasputin. People would be filing lawsuits to get their hands on the dental charts. Long court battles would be inevitable -- some with liberal cranks bitching about corpus delicti and habeas corpus and others with giant insurance companies trying not to pay off on his death benefits. Either way, an orgy of greed and duplicity was sure to follow any public hint that Nixon might have somehow faked his own death or been cryogenically transferred to fascist Chinese interests on the Central Asian Mainland.

It would also play into the hands of those millions of self-stigmatized patriots like me who believe these things already.

If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral, his casket would have been launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin.

 

The last paragraph is particularly vitriolic :lol:

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1 minute ago, Len Cnut said:

When Thatcher died yous lot up North were dancing on her grave :lol:  Not you personally, you know what I mean.  Often happens with a divisive president, a lot of the punk era lads were none too aggrieved by the death of Reagan.  Did you ever read Hunter S Thompsons obituary of Nixon:

The last paragraph is particularly vitriolic :lol:

Yes, it is all thoroughly abhorrent. 

Speaking of serial killers and to digress a bit, apparently John Wayne Gacy was a stalwart Democrat supporter haha. With the First Lady Mrs Carter,

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2 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Yes, it is all thoroughly abhorrent. 

Speaking of serial killers and to digress a bit, apparently John Wayne Gacy was a stalwart Democrat supporter haha. With the First Lady Mrs Carter,

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Yeah, Bundy was a budding young republican too, wasn’t he?  And I agree, never been one to celebrate a death, even of thoroughly evil people.

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1 hour ago, Oldest Goat said:

I doubt Trump has covid that seems a little too good to be true. No, I say PR and/or stall tactics.

I don't think so. This situation is creating a mess in the stock markets. Not to mention national security issues. This is not good for the U.S. and the world. If it is PR, it is the worst PR move ever.

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I hope he doesnt die because then his legacy would be cemented as having not lost an election. I think that would be a positive for his base and the broader racist movement(s). I think it would be much better for him to hopefully loose in November and then, later, as a civilian, go broke from his debts. Make his base have to live with reality, rather then them getting a 'martyr' (for want of a more accurate term).

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