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Cognitive Function Meme Fun!

1Limelite
Editat: jul. 25, 2020, 9:27pm

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

2Limelite
jul. 25, 2020, 9:30pm

Let's try that again. . .

3Limelite
jul. 25, 2020, 9:32pm

In the part of the world I live in, that would have to be edited to read. . .

Person
Woman
Man
Camera
TV
Friiiiiied Chickin'!

4mikevail
jul. 25, 2020, 9:55pm

That's the best late night drunk hot dog joint in Chicago

5kiparsky
jul. 25, 2020, 10:09pm

I wonder if that place is any relation to Michael Wiener the radio host...

6proximity1
Editat: jul. 26, 2020, 2:14pm


Speaking of sound "cognitive function," where's the evidence in favor of Trump's critics possessing much in that?

With no suggestion that we're going to review the full gamut of their absurd talking-points, let's look at just a couple of the most recent examples of anti-Trump idiocy and, in the process, remember: these are people who've made a crusade of calling Trump's mental capacity into question.((*) See, once more, below)

Re-name your pro-sports team something (we regard as) benign—or else!)

And some have. For example, in a desperate stop-gap measure:

"Washington's NFL team will be known simply as the Washington Football Team when the 2020 season kicks off after dropping the controversial 'Redskins' moniker earlier this month."... "the team has indicated it wants more time to find a long-term nickname, but will push forward with removing all references to the Redskins in the meantime." ... | (The Daily Telegraph (London))

Well, who could object to a bland name "The Washington Football Team"? I answer: the same people who'd pull down memorials to U.S. president George Washington for no other reason than that they suppose that George Washington's having held Negroes as slaves means that many today are offended by the use of that name, it would seem to me.

In the name "The Washington Redskins", the offending part is found in the "Redskins" and in the "Washington." The rest of the name is acceptable.

Therefore, the team may refer to itself, after the fashion of ®, a.k.a. "the artist," as "The Football Team®" or even some symbol. But not anything resembling this one: .

These two names ®, a.k.a. "the artist," at least had the virtue of having been chosen by the person using them, rather than having been imposed at the demand of a mob of malcontents.

As for the Redskins' critics, theirs is the stuff of a juvenile's vanity and primping; many people can actually see that, it's just that they're not the people who are chanting for Trump's removal.



... "the Redskins (football team) did not engage in those, and people noticed.

"
A 2016 poll conducted by the Washington Post, the very organization most active in campaigning for the Redskins' demise, found by a 10-to-1 ratio that Native American respondents were not offended. In fact, surveys have suggested that the most common emotion the name inspires is pride. They are proud that Washington's football team wanted to associate itself with and commemorate the ferocious, courageous reputation of the 'braves on the warpath' who once terrorized their enemies wearing (at least in some tribes) the red warpaint that originally gave rise to the name 'Redskin.'

"This all stands to reason — after all, no one names their (sic) team after something they (sic) think is stupid, inferior, or weak. They (sic) name their (sic) team after something they (sic) think is awesome." ...



I know! Let's all get T-shirts printed with

"person", "woman", "man", "camera", "tv" (Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight : "Dr. Marc Siegel says he's disappointed by late-night critics' response to his interview with President Trump") | Jul. 25, 2020 - 4:04>

When you pick on such piddling stuff as that, you demonstrate your desperation, your frank opinion concerning Biden's election-prospects, especially when your candidate makes Trump look like a champion "Jeopardy!"-contestant. If you had something valid and vote-worthy to present, you'd be presenting it instead of this juvenile stuff.

"I was a Democratic caucus. Have you ever been to a caucus? No you haven't; you're a lying dog-faced pony-soldier."

"It is important that Iowa and Nevada have spoken, but look..." (remarks following Iowa and New Hampshire votes.)

' "I'm Joe Biden's husband," (not to mention the Captain of this ship).

—and I approve this message

(and sailing aboard this ship. From all the ship's crew, I bid you welcome aboard. Enjoy your voyage. Our ship is unsinkable, the very latest in modern technology.')

Trump's critics' idea of his latest morally-outrageous deed?

Get this:

it's his overbearing "authoritarianism".

I swear: one could not make this stuff up!

("The essence of fascism, and authoritarianism more generally, is violent spectacle." ...)

"Violent spectacle" is the "essence of of fascism, and authoritarianism more generally." ... Moreover, "Only the thirst for violent spectacle can explain the president’s decision in recent days to send federal security forces – including paramilitary teams from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – to Portland and elsewhere."(emphasis added) ... "This is simply the latest example of Trump’s attempt to benefit from authoritarian spectacle" —that's according to Andrew Gawthorpe, lecturer in history and international studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He ought to know, right?

So, it must have been that Trump lured angry mobs out and then cleverly tricked them into looting and burning.

* This is where we remind ourselves, but especially, others, who consistently insist that Trump is a dumbo, as mentioned already: remember: these are people who've made a crusade of calling Trump's mental capacity into question.

His reason? Well, as (pre-designated by his enemies) a fascist, Trump has an innate need for violent spectacle and that was a need in search of an excuse. Having none of his own, he set out to contrive one. That's because, somehow, Trump's penchant for violent spectacle wasn't being answered or sated by other people's burning and looting in half a dozen major towns and cities around the U.S. No. Rather, that burning and looting was instead what he needed and was searching for, this excuse to display his authoritarianism. And how would he do that? Why, by squarely directing that toward the quelling of these crowds of angry people burning and looting!, of course.

That, too, was the way the ordinary good people of these towns and cities in the midst of burning and looting also saw things. I mean, it must have been. Faced with burning and looting in and around the neighborhoods in which they live, how else but in revulsion and disgust could they have regarded Trump taking advantage of that disorder to express his authoritarianism?

Just ask them. Professor Gawthorpe surely must have. He certainly couldn't and wouldn't have been so bold as to have advanced this view of the events without having first carefully gone out and checked to confirm his premises' and conclusions' validity with the observable facts on the ground, right?

Here—a little something for your "credibility."



7Limelite
jul. 26, 2020, 12:38pm

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Proximity1
Fail

8Limelite
jul. 26, 2020, 12:41pm

9Limelite
jul. 26, 2020, 12:44pm

Cog * ni * tiv * i * ty

10LolaWalser
jul. 26, 2020, 1:12pm

aaahahahahahaha

The weakest link!

11lriley
jul. 26, 2020, 5:40pm

#9--LOL! Talk about awkward---that's really a stumper.

12librorumamans
jul. 26, 2020, 7:45pm

>9 Limelite:

I love it!!!

13proximity1
jul. 27, 2020, 4:52am

>7 Limelite:
>8 Limelite:
>9 Limelite:

Are those not already in your cult supposed to be attracted to joining it by this kind of laughable stuff? This kind of reply, so typical from the likes of you, is cheap and uninteresting except for what it shows about the cards in your hand.

I'd pose this counter-challenge:

"Spot the bogus, logically-flawed, bullshit 'response,' then describe it."

a "Straw-man" argument.

So, wait a minute--

who has contended that Trump has a measured I.Q. at the genius-level or that this is something that's either necessary, sufficient or common in U.S. presidents either by some reputable theory or observed experience?

None that I've heard from here.

That's why this is called a "straw-man"

If the challenge is "Spot the stable genius" neither Joe Biden nor any of the others who'd run for the Democratic party's 2020 presidential nomination are in that photograph, either.

But the point, really, and what's both much worse as well as a shame about Democrats is that Joe Biden doesn't and can't respectably have any place in a photo of cognitively-competent contenders for the office of president of the United States while, on the other hand, Donald Trump clearly does have such a place. For, of the two of them, Trump's cognitive competence ("CC") is not only more than sufficient for the job, compared to Biden's "CC," Donald Trump's is clearly much, much better.

Your choice. No one can force you grab the life-saving-bouy you've been offered. But you're flailing in water that's way over your head.

14proximity1
Editat: jul. 27, 2020, 5:47am

P.S. to >6 proximity1:

Bad news for you--

This article, at The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is No. 1 on the past two day's "most-read" list:

Opinion | Exchange | Racial justice: The new religion? | The "woke" movement is built on shows of "right thinking" and Puritan-style intolerance. | By Katherine Kersten
July 24, 2020 — 5:57pm


And it's trending nationally in the U.S.


(Source/credit: Anna Moneymaker • New York Times)

Some choice points from it:

"What is unfolding before our eyes is a new secular religion. For all its claims of 'inclusivity,' this new faith is deeply intolerant. It has roots in the American past that would likely surprise its adherents: the Puritan era of our nation’s earliest religious zealots."

"The Puritans divided humans into the saved and the damned, the saints and the sinners. The woke faith does the same, classifying people as either oppressors (white) or victims (nonwhite)."

Now for the good news:

the U.S. is still, despite the efforts of the "Woke" cult, a place where one is free to read or to ignore, as one sees fit, such articles as this.

So you, of course, are not obliged to read the article. The chances seem virtually certain that you won't read it and, even if you did, your mind is so closed as to be impervious to its points. Articles such as this, with its reasoning, won't break through the defenses of your closed mind.

So, rather than reading the article, you can go gratify your cult-faith impulses and find a place where there are others to look on, approving and applauding you, as you "take a (virtue-signalling) knee" or two knees, as the morons pictured in the photo above are seen doing.

Sheep-like behavior for sheep-like minds.

15kiparsky
jul. 27, 2020, 10:29am

>13 proximity1: who has contended that Trump has a measured I.Q. at the genius-level

That'd be the idiot boy himself, your man Dickless Donald. Surely you haven't forgotten, "very stable genius", right?

Hmmm, maybe you should look into one of them tests yourself.

16Limelite
jul. 27, 2020, 11:27am

For #13 above.

Some words from his president, whose "profound genius" coronavirus policy outlined below, has led to 149,000+ deaths in the USA. . .and counting.
“Suppose that we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light. Supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way.

"Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? It sounds interesting to me, so we'll see. But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That's pretty powerful."



17Limelite
Editat: jul. 27, 2020, 12:18pm

Before his Covid-19 pandemic response policy statement, Trump's most important policy initiative was eliminating illegal immigrants from our country. His statements accurately reflected his astronmical brainpower.
“I hate taking these people. I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now. They are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people.”
Naturally, his unique knowledge of "milk people" needed illustration in order for the common American of average intelligence to share in Trump's understanding of who exactly were these magnificent capitalists who were going to create jobs -- but only for "wonderful people.*"

Milk People https://twitter.com/i/status/893103787686100998

* Illustrative example of whom cannot be located by this researcher.

18proximity1
jul. 27, 2020, 1:59pm


the import and context of Trump's "stable genius" remark : a two-year old, "throw-away" laugh-line, which drew laughs

I pity you people.

If such stuff mattered to the public, that should have been clear long before this.



...

THE PRESIDENT: "Congratulations, by the way."

Q Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: "On soccer."

Q "Thank you. We understand your message, but some people ask themselves, will you be tweeting differently once you board the Air Force One? Thank you."

THE PRESIDENT: No, that’s other people that do that. I don’t. I’m very consistent. I’m a very stable genius." (Laughter.)

"Go ahead. Yeah, go ahead.""

Q "Thank you, sir. Jeremy Diamond with CNN. How are you?"

THE PRESIDENT: "Hi, Jeremy." ...

_________________

(emphasis added)



"genius"— Obviously said in jest. Obviously intended in jest. Understood as such by everyone except those who are willfully distorting Trump's intentions, taking words clearly said for humorous effect —and which drew the intended and expected laughter--taking those words literally.

Again, Trump is president —and your fucking dip-shit candidate isn't—for a good reason.

19bohemima
jul. 28, 2020, 10:32am

Again, The Crazy is strong in this thread.

20Limelite
jul. 28, 2020, 11:00am

Twitterati respond to American presidents' words of wisdom.

"A house divided against itself, cannot stand." Abraham Lincoln

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama

"Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV" Donald Trump
____________________________________________

About to go to bed praying that the nuclear launch code isn't "Person Woman Man Camera TV"
— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will_Bunch) July 23, 2020

Who else wants Joe Biden to walk up to Donald Trump at the first debate, look him in the eye, say person, woman, man, camera, TV, and then stroll casually back to the podium.
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) July 23, 2020

21davidgn
jul. 28, 2020, 12:00pm

>3 Limelite: Now we just need to get Harold's to oblige you. ;-)

22Limelite
jul. 28, 2020, 12:19pm

This Harold's?


Wish I could eat drink there regularly! But I live south of Atlanta.

23proximity1
jul. 28, 2020, 1:16pm


Can Joe Biden Keep It Together? |
by Laura Washington | Chicago Sun-Times
| There is a dreadful possibility, a whispered doubt that lurks at every Biden appearance.




... "Some Democrats are eager to predict a Biden victory in November.

"Biden has been running a decent campaign, adhering to a steady stream of virtual appearances, speeches and campaign ads that showcase his experience and close relationship with uber-popular former President Barack Obama.

"Yet there is a dreadful possibility, a whispered doubt that lurks at every Biden appearance. It is forming shadows across some worried brows — mine for sure.

"Can Biden keep it together?

"Throughout the fierce Democratic nominating campaign, there was a steady undercurrent of questions about his age, stamina and intellectual capacity.

"I watched, and sometimes cringed, at his performances in debates and other public appearances. Biden stumbled over and mangled names, facts and concepts. At times, he seemed confused.

"If elected, Biden, 77, would be the oldest first-term president in the nation’s history. Some question whether he can handle the rigors of the brutal campaign ahead.

"Biden has kept those concerns at bay." ...

___________________

(emphasis added)



Seriously? Serious people are seriously and publicly questioning whether presidential candidate Joe Biden can "keep it together"?

In that case, Uh, no, he hasn't "kept those concerns at bay." If he had, the article from which this excerpt is taken shouldn't have appeared in the first place.

So the author of this article somehow misses that her own article puts the lie to this absurd claim that "Biden has kept those concerns at bay."

He's done nothing of the kind, and, further, he couldn't do that even if he wanted to since, every time he opens his mouth, these "concerns" deepen--and that's for very good reason.

If the possibilities are indeed "dreadful" and there are "whispered doubts" which are "lurking," then why, except for the fact that the Democrats are proven experts at undertaking incredibly stupid and needless nominating decisions, are they even maintaining this idiocy this long?

As any honest person with a lick of goddamned good sense can see, Biden has _no_ business standing for election to this office and even the fact that he's willing to do so condemns his own judgment and makes of him a man who'd personally place the nation and its best interests in genuine peril for his own goddamned selfish political career interests.

That richly deserves to be repudiated by the voters this coming November election-day soundly and unequivocally.

24davidgn
Editat: jul. 28, 2020, 4:31pm

>22 Limelite: The one and only. (Although there's a bunch more of 'em).

25Limelite
jul. 28, 2020, 4:45pm

What happens when a meme comes to life in a capitalist country.

26Limelite
jul. 28, 2020, 4:55pm

If Trump sees this maybe he'll shut up bragging about being minimally competent.

27Cubby.R.S.
Editat: jul. 29, 2020, 1:15pm

>25 Limelite:
Well, a non-capitalist country would never allow their leader to suffer such indignation. But, that is the Liberal intent. Also:

Does this shirt imply that a person, that is not accepting of male or female, has a big head? Why does the female have to wear a dress? WTF? What a piggish and brutish company. You can tell the sick fuckers live in the 80's, look at the camera and TV. Lincoln Project should burn in trans and cis hell.

28Limelite
jul. 29, 2020, 8:56pm

Ever ask yourself, "Why was Trump given cognitive ability test (twice) in the first place?

29proximity1
Editat: jul. 30, 2020, 12:46pm

>28 Limelite:

Ever ask yourself, "Why was Trump given cognitive ability test (twice) in the first place?


No. But, as for those who do ask themselves that—the question's most obvious and searching answer is one which they don't dare face squarely because, were they to have done that, they might have recognized that just posing it at all damns them for their blinkered view of things:

"they weren't necessary at all" :

the tests, wholly unnecessary, were just a sop to hysterical and idiotic "liberal" fools: done purely for the public/(& esp.) partisan-captured News-media consumption in such a moronically compulsive and obsessed society as is ours today—a society half of which is so delusional that, more than three years after the fact, it still refuses to accept the plain facts of the 2016 presidential-election's result.


For the other half of the public, no such test was, no such tests are, indicated "in the first place".

Sine cogito, sum?

Sic igitur: "Te ipsum Medice cura."

30Limelite
jul. 30, 2020, 1:46pm

But in English. . .ah, we remember it well.
The self-proclaimed king of cognitive ability test takers speaks in his inimitable style -- yet again.

31Limelite
jul. 30, 2020, 2:43pm

If you ever doubted Trump has the best words, here's proof from before he was president. The topic, naturally, is his own bigly brain and how to become a stable genius like him. From 2013:
"Tell yourself that you are a genius," he wrote in Think Like a Champion. . ."Right away you will probably wonder why and in what way you are a genius. And right away, you will have opened your mind up to wonder—and to asking questions. That’s a big first step to thinking like a genius."
Of course! How could it be otherwise?

32Cubby.R.S.
jul. 30, 2020, 2:47pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAHoul4IYMY

This is no joke, poor Joe is being used to win an election he has no business running in.

33proximity1
Editat: jul. 31, 2020, 3:33am

Joe Biden can't get through even just an ordinary sentence without mangling it. He has trouble formulating and expressing ideas which aren't even complicated.

We have 3+ years of Trump's practice and he was never seriously disputed as the obvious Republican candidate in the 2020 race.

The only reason that there's even any discussion of cognitive capacity in this election is because Joe Biden is running as the Democrats' challenger to Trump and those who are conspicuous in seriously and openly questioning, doubting, distrusting, Biden's mental fitness, not that of Donald Trump, are Democrats.

LOL!

Your criticisms—when judged in the light of the person you actually intend to prefer over Trump in the coming election—make themselves ridiculous, make your pretense of giving the slightest shit about presidential cognitive abilities ridiculous, self-contradictory and self-condemning.

No one takes seriously a word of your laughably inane commentary on this matter.

Democrats 'went to a four-star restaurant' for their nominee and returned with a 'doggy-bag containing greasy, soggy onion-rings and a cold filet-o-fish sandwich' as their nominee.

That, alone, is not what's doomed them. It was what then followed: the incredible nerve to offer such stuff with the claim, while holding a grease-stained paper-bag, "Honest!, this is **** Four-Star restaurant fare."

34Limelite
ag. 1, 2020, 4:13pm

OOOPS! He's done it again!
Today's Trump tweet -- another 5 word utterance. Is Trump taking another cognitive function test here? If he is. . .what the hell???
For those of you whose inquiring minds want to know. Even the Twitter "comprehension algorithm" was stymied by this latest gobbledy-gook. That's its addendum to the tweet. Unfortunately, clicking on the "translate" link yielded the same string of nonsense. Twitter completely baffled by Trumpspeak. Just like every sentient being is, too.

35proximity1
Editat: ag. 2, 2020, 4:47pm


Translate from simple Trump "Twitter"speak : "Payroll Tax Cut Plus Dollars"
___________________

Standard Twitter speak:

"Pay-roll Tax-Cut --> More disposable income"

Modern vernacular English (U.S.): "A pay-roll tax-cut means greater disposable income."

(Mandarin: Traditional)
工資稅單的減少使我們能夠增加美元可支配收入。​ (Translit. "Gōngzī shuìdān de jiǎnshǎo shǐ wǒmen nénggòu zēngjiā měiyuán kě zhīpèi shōurù")

(Korean)
낮은 급여 세금은 가처분 소득을 증가시킵니다.

(Arabic (Egypt)) (read R. to L.)
تسمح لنا فواتير ضريبة الرواتب الأقل بزيادة الدخل المتاح للدولار
(tasmah lana fawatir daribat alrawatib al'aqalu biziadat aldakhl almatah lilduwlar)

(Dutch)
"Lagere lonen stellen ons in staat het besteedbaar inkomen in USD te verhogen"

(German)
“Niedrigere Lohnsteuerrechnungen ermöglichen es uns, das verfügbare Einkommen in US-Dollar zu erhöhen”

((Modern) Greek)
“Οι λογαριασμοί χαμηλότερων μισθών μας επιτρέπουν να αυξήσουμε το διαθέσιμο εισόδημα σε δολάρια ΗΠΑ”

(Pashtun) (read R. to L.)
"ټیټ معاش موږ ته اجازه راکوي چې په ډالر کې د عوارض وړ عاید ډیر کړو"

(Russian)
"Более низкая заработная плата позволяет нам увеличить располагаемый доход в долларах США"
(Boleye nizkaya zarabotnaya plata pozvolyayet nam uvelichit' raspolagayemyy dokhod v dollarakh SSHA)

(Norwegian)
"Lavere lønn gjør det mulig for oss å øke den disponible inntekten i USD"

(Persian (read R. to L.) )
مالیات دستمزد پایین به ما امکان می دهد درآمد یکبار مصرف دلار را افزایش دهیم

(Polish)
"Niskie podatki od wynagrodzeń zwiększają dochód do dyspozycji."

(Hebrew) (read R. to L.)
הורדת מיסי שכר מאפשרת הכנסה פנויה גבוהה יותר.

________________

Now, never mind how you're even going to defeat a man whose plain English, so readily comprehensible to millions of others of your fellow countrymen you cannot even parse--how the Hell do such ignorant people as yourselves propose to govern from such an impoverished level of understanding, even supposing those of your persuasion could manage to defeat Donald Trump in a free and fair election?

36Limelite
Editat: ag. 1, 2020, 11:14pm

Rare Indeed

Ruh-roh. Looks like someone leaked what really went on when DJT aced his cognitive ability test.

For more cartoons by Clay Jones, visit his blog here.

37Limelite
ag. 2, 2020, 10:11am

Total Cognitive Collapse Tweet

Remember this one? Not only does he think mail-in voting differs in substance from absentee voting, he thinks he has the power to declare Election Day Donald Trump Day. What is this cognitively challenged person doing when he's not tweeting? It ain't learning, that's for sure.
“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???!”
I s'pose his supporters are OK with it. At least this one must be!


38librorumamans
ag. 2, 2020, 4:23pm

>37 Limelite:

So, he's got the "see no evil" and the "hear no evil" covered (!).

Does 66.67% get you a pass on a cognitive test? Perhaps there are part marks for not talking in your sleep.

39Limelite
ag. 3, 2020, 9:04pm

President Dementia J. Trump


Aka, Mr. Mispronunciation, stumbled incoherently through today's press "conference" whiny lies and misinformation session, telling pants on fire tales about his performance on coronavirus response, exaggerating the readiness date for a vaccine "far in advance of the end of the year." Hearing allhis "best words," Americans will rush to their doctors to find out what "plaus-ma" is. Somebody should tell him that 156,000 dead Americans is not any of his limited vocabulary of self-aggrandizing adjectives.
"Tremendous", "Incredible", "Very Good", "Wonderful", "Great", "Very Excited", Very Quickly", "Doing Very Well"
The man is totally dysfunctional except for making up nasty playground level nicknames for his opponents.

What a waste we have to survive until voters turn him into a lame duck. Perhaps a week after the election the House will move his impeachment, and Democrats will have the votes in the Senate to remove him the last minute before the inauguration so Pence can't pardon his sorry derriere.

40librorumamans
ag. 3, 2020, 11:23pm

>39 Limelite:

Please refresh my memory: When does the next Congress begin sitting officially? And do both houses have the same starting date?

41Limelite
ag. 4, 2020, 1:42am

>40 librorumamans:

House
"The Constitution mandates that Congress convene at noon on January 3, unless the preceding Congress by law designated a different day." The first day is swearing in of new members, electing Speaker, other house cleaning biz, and notifying the Senate and Pres it's ready to roll with officers elected. So, believe business of the House can begin immediately after that.

Senate
Also convenes that date. New senators, 1/3 of the body, sworn in. Unlike the House, it need not reorganize itself.

Theoretically, then, Pelosi and House Dems could issue new Articles of Impeachment in this session and submit them to the Senate Jan. 3rd or 4th (if week days) 2021. Assume the Senate has a newly elected majority of Dems (and the 2 Indies caucus with them), and Romney and any other "honorable Republican" joins, it's possible it could summon sufficient votes to convict Trump. One might further assume Pence could get the axe, too, making Pelosi POTUS until inauguration Day when (if) a new Democratic pres. is sworn in after noon.

Unlikely scenario, but possible.

42librorumamans
ag. 4, 2020, 10:51am

>41 Limelite:

Thanks! It sounds as though, unlike the Westminster parliamentary system, bills and business still on the order paper don't die when the previous session ends.

43Limelite
ag. 4, 2020, 11:38am

>42 librorumamans:

I don't know. But it still wouldn't prevent the scenario if bills did expire. House members could simply re-indict in 2021 on basis of evidence generated in 2020 investigton but not brought forward in this year's Articles. This session only indicted Trump on obstruction. There are charges "on hold," perhaps with the strategy discussed in mind? Heh heh.

The lame duck three weeks of his presidency are what Trump is going to have to sweat through, if Dems win the Senate.

44kiparsky
ag. 4, 2020, 11:48am

Certainly would make it interesting if Trump tried to get around losing the election with a Democrat-controlled congress.

45Limelite
Editat: ag. 4, 2020, 6:17pm

If It's Not Blood Components, Then It's National Parks

Trump needs to retake the cognitive ability test live on TV. In the last two days he has had no idea how to pronounce two VERY common words used regularly by anyone who finished Middle School.

First it was "plaus-ma." Now it's "Yo-Sem-ite!" Twice.
Enjoy the thread and add this to Trump's lexicon of "all the best words" that he brags about having. https://twitter.com/hashtag/yosemite?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

and



46Limelite
ag. 6, 2020, 9:37pm

This explains why the Republican Party is a dying party like nothing else can. Perhaps Trump supporters should be required to pass a cognitive ability test before coming to the polls in November?

47Limelite
Editat: ag. 9, 2020, 12:46pm

Check your maps and globes, things have changed since Trump's been president. Making geography great again! And cartography, too!

48Limelite
ag. 19, 2020, 4:19pm

No argument here.

49Limelite
ag. 20, 2020, 8:09pm

51Limelite
ag. 21, 2020, 1:27am

52proximity1
ag. 21, 2020, 5:21am


Glad to hear "flubs" (senile dementia) are now acceptable to "liberals" as "endearing" in those in or standing for election to the highest political offices.

Why wasn't this "better understood" by them before Joe Biden's candidacy?

God! I hate goddamned hypocrites!

53Limelite
Editat: ag. 21, 2020, 11:20am

>52 proximity1:

Yo! Sem might! Covfefe you! You're so full of plaus ma, you're overflowing. Talk about the superhippocrit of superhippocrits. Go back to Thigh Land.

54Limelite
ag. 21, 2020, 11:32am

Talk about total implosion of cognitive function. It ain't just Trump, anymore. Perhaps Trump, his vast army of former minions, his advisors, Republican politicians, and indeterminate numbers of bigot supremacists should STOP their CRIMINAL activity instead of ramping it up.

Connedservatives, or as Bannon and Trump refer to them, "dupes, suckers, and marks" (sounds like a RWNJ law practice) shouldn't be such pushovers for shysters.
__________________________________________________​

This aged like milk.

55TrippB
Editat: ag. 25, 2020, 7:46pm

"The good thing about Joe Biden running for President is when he loses nobody will have to break the news to him. "

--Mini AOC
@RealMiniAOC

56Limelite
Editat: ag. 25, 2020, 9:49pm

Stated Ambition of RWNJs Is "Owning the Libs"
Hard for anyone to get satisfaction from this "joke" about Turning Point USA's lack of public health cognitive ability.

57kiparsky
ag. 25, 2020, 11:28pm

>56 Limelite: I can only say I feel sorry for his mother.

It must be hard to have such mixed feelings about burying your own son.

58Limelite
ag. 26, 2020, 1:38pm

>57 kiparsky: Too awful. Sadly, not the only example of twisted thinking about what to do in an infectious environment. More than one evangelical preacher who urged congregants to congregate in closely packed quarters, mask-free is responsible for their illnesses and deaths -- and their own demise from the virus.

Such bravado must stem from science denial and political ideology liberally doused in toxic masculinity. (Because I don't know of any female anti-maskers who are so militantly aggressive against employing common sense protections.)

Is there a term for this type of suicidal behavior other than "social Darwinism"?

59Limelite
ag. 29, 2020, 12:09pm

Re-election campaign slogan for a stable genius.

Trump 2020: As of 2018, He Wasn’t Suffering Dementia!

60Limelite
ag. 30, 2020, 6:44pm

The Proof Is in the Pudding(head)

61Limelite
ag. 31, 2020, 6:12pm

Trump "Lean" Raises Questions

62Limelite
ag. 31, 2020, 6:19pm

64Limelite
set. 1, 2020, 5:59pm

65TrippB
set. 1, 2020, 9:09pm

66kiparsky
set. 1, 2020, 9:20pm

>65 TrippB: LOL. That really is hilarious - considering that at the start of his presidency Trump could not successfully walk a quarter of a mile and today can't negotiate a flight of stairs without help.

But hey, after he loses he'll surely be able to line up a sponsorship deal with the Stannah Stairlift people.

67Limelite
set. 1, 2020, 9:43pm

>65 TrippB:

Funny! But don't be forgetting that Trump can't even ride a bicycle.

68TrippB
set. 1, 2020, 9:56pm

>66 kiparsky:
You must be delusional. Where all has Trump been in the last couple of weeks....12 states? I can't keep up. Walking through hurricane ravaged Louisiana, viewing the destruction Biden's supporters left in Kenosha, leading meetings with governors, offering help to Democrat leaders who refuse to acknowledge they can't handle BLM and Antifa terrorists, giving speeches, etc.. What has Biden done? Crawled out of his basement once, saw his shadow, and retreated muttering something unintelligible about four more years. His handlers won't even let him answer a single unscripted question.

Let's talk again when Biden's caretakers let him debate the President. Until then, you have nothing worthwhile to say about Trump's condition.

69kiparsky
Editat: set. 1, 2020, 11:07pm

>68 TrippB: Sure thing, buddy. You can say what you want, but the guy who keeps falling down is Trump.

About those debates, by the way... I'm not sure if you're aware, but in general the person who's winning has no reason to debate, and the person who's losing is the one desperate to get the other guy on a stage... so I have to say, I agree with your assessment of Trump's chances right now: bleak.

It'd be fun to see a debate, though. Watching Trump try to loom in his current condition would be priceless.

"Hey, stand still while I loom! Make him stand still, I can't keep up!"

70Limelite
set. 2, 2020, 3:55pm

71Limelite
set. 2, 2020, 4:01pm

(Trump). . .Speaking of Errors. . .

72Limelite
set. 2, 2020, 4:15pm

Trump Closely Follows Covid-19 Advisor, Dr. Scott Atlas', Advice! Self-Debunks Bleach Infusion Treatment.
Sets New Example To Followers

73aspirit
Editat: set. 2, 2020, 9:04pm

>65 TrippB: Seventy-four-year-old Trump is all of four years younger and isn't known for doing more than standing and sitting around talking about himself in jarbled speeches while on his disease-spreading celebrity tours.

Meanwhile, while Biden keeps up with national issues, he acknowledges a global pandemic that's hit the USA hard because people aren't staying at home.

Looking at the VPs for who could step up after a presidential death in office, we have...

74aspirit
set. 2, 2020, 9:06pm

Formatting question: does anyone have a preferred width for images in this thread? The VP meme looked wonky when I first posted.

75Limelite
set. 5, 2020, 11:54am

76Limelite
Editat: set. 18, 2020, 1:08pm

77Limelite
set. 18, 2020, 1:04pm

78Limelite
set. 19, 2020, 10:32pm

79Kuiperdolin
set. 21, 2020, 3:38am

Cause if you could take care, if you were a quartermaster, you can sure in hell take care running a, you know, department store uh, thing, you know, where, in the second floor of the ladies department or, you know what I mean?

80Cubby.R.S.
set. 22, 2020, 8:09am

https://www.dailywire.com/news/for-real-joe-biden-botches-the-pledge-of-allegian...

Washington Post columnist Mark Thiessen highlighted just a few of Biden’s recent struggles:

There is plenty of cause for concern. Biden recently announced “I think we can win back the House” and promised to ban the “AR-14.” He mistook Super Tuesday for “Super Thursday,” and forgot the words of the Declaration of Independence, saying “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by the, you know, you know the thing.” In South Carolina, he misstated what office he was running for, declaring “My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.” On three occasions last month, Biden declared he was arrested in South Africa trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison — an incident his campaign later admitted never happened. He earlier described meeting a Navy captain in Afghanistan, but The Post reported that “almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect.” He claimed to have worked with Chinese leader “Deng Xiaoping” on the Paris Climate Accord (Deng died in 1997)/. He claimed during a debate that “150 million people have been killed by guns since 2007” (which would be nearly half the U.S. population). He said he met with Parkland victims while he was vice president even though the shooting took place after he left office. He has declared that Democrats should “choose truth over facts” and that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” He pledged to use biofuels to power “steamships.” He repeatedly gets confused about what state he is in; called “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace “Chuck”; said his late son Beau “was the attorney general of the United States”; and confused former British prime minister Theresa May with the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Any one of these gaffes in isolation would be nothing more than that. But taken together they form a pattern – and raise questions about whether Biden has experienced a cognitive decline. Biden’s defenders say this is unfair, and some have even suggested raising it is ageism. No, it’s not. His socialist rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is 78 — almost a year older than Biden — yet no one is questioning his mental fitness. On Monday night, Sanders spent an hour at a Fox News town hall where he was challenged to defend his policies and answered in great detail and without any gaffes or senior moments. Could Biden do the same?

81kiparsky
set. 22, 2020, 9:45am

>80 Cubby.R.S.: Meanwhile, Trump can't finish the same sentence that he started. I think I'll take my chances on Biden, thanks.

82Limelite
set. 25, 2020, 7:30pm

83librorumamans
Editat: set. 25, 2020, 7:42pm

>82 Limelite:
So laconic. I like it!

84mamzel
set. 26, 2020, 3:12pm

This post is totally off topic but I wanted to share.
With all the binge watching I've been doing I have noticed some interesting ratings issues.

First of all - West Wing - which has "language" as one of the warnings. Since this was produced for network television there weren't any examples of profanity. My thought is that they are warning people to have a dictionary on hand to look up any words they don't understand.

Next - Great British Baking Show
Pardon my pun but there isn't any programming more vanilla than this but it has a PG rating with a warning for "gore"!!!! (Oh, those cracked and beaten eggs and eviscerated pears!) Game of Thrones this is not!

85Limelite
set. 26, 2020, 7:08pm

86Limelite
set. 27, 2020, 4:05pm

87Limelite
Editat: set. 30, 2020, 4:07pm

The "Brilliance" of DJT

"I am not a loser!" -- Q CHUD 9/29/20

88Limelite
oct. 2, 2020, 12:10pm

Wishing He Had Worn Biden's "biggest mask I've ever seen!" All the Time

89Limelite
oct. 4, 2020, 6:54pm

When Your Republican Care Giver Believes You!"

90Limelite
oct. 5, 2020, 8:54pm

Twin studies of adult individuals have found a heritability of IQ between 57% and 73% with the most recent studies showing heritability for IQ as high as 80% IQ goes from being weakly correlated with genetics, for children, to being strongly correlated with genetics for late teens and adults.
As in the case of Eric Trump. evidently.

91Limelite
oct. 8, 2020, 9:58pm

92Limelite
oct. 11, 2020, 9:39pm

Trump Claims He's Pill Free. Then What Explains Him?

93Limelite
Editat: oct. 16, 2020, 1:42pm

94Limelite
oct. 16, 2020, 1:47pm

95mamzel
oct. 16, 2020, 2:02pm

>84 mamzel: According to Google - "rapid assessment test for delirium".

96Limelite
oct. 16, 2020, 2:33pm

>95 mamzel:

Ding! Ding! Ding! ;^)

97Limelite
oct. 20, 2020, 10:47pm

America's #1 Evangelical's Idea of an 'Integrated Personality'

"What hath god wrought for me in 2020?"

98Limelite
oct. 24, 2020, 10:59pm

Consensus: Person, Man, Camera, TV, Biden -- Twice

99Limelite
Editat: oct. 26, 2020, 10:34pm

100Limelite
oct. 29, 2020, 10:42pm

File Under "What Were They Thinking?"

Just Which Voter Demographic is Ivanka Capable of Attracting to Her Father? Grandmothers?

101Limelite
oct. 30, 2020, 10:32pm

102librorumamans
Editat: nov. 2, 2020, 11:43am

Editorial cartoon



from The Globe and Mail Monday, November 2, 2020

103Limelite
nov. 3, 2020, 5:05pm

Will America Make Their Dreams Come True?

Trump Supporters: "Better a traitor than a Democrat."

104Limelite
nov. 4, 2020, 6:49pm

105Earthling1
nov. 4, 2020, 11:46pm

It's possible that someone here isn't old enough to use a computer. I wonder who.

106aspirit
nov. 5, 2020, 9:15am

>105 Earthling1: considering that toddlers are old enough to use computers these days? Hmm.

107aspirit
Editat: nov. 5, 2020, 9:26am

Devaluing human life vs. making an excuse to disrupt election security processes: which button to push?

108Limelite
nov. 5, 2020, 10:10pm

After Trump Loses Reelection and Fires Fauci, Who's Left Willing to Join His Administration?

Of course!

109Limelite
nov. 6, 2020, 7:49pm

Watching Cognition Set In

111Limelite
nov. 9, 2020, 4:52pm

The Villagers Want Their Old Idiot Back

"Miss Me?"

112Limelite
nov. 14, 2020, 12:18pm


113Limelite
nov. 15, 2020, 3:30pm

Singing in La-La Land

114Limelite
nov. 17, 2020, 7:07pm

115Limelite
nov. 23, 2020, 9:07pm

They Say Puns Are the Lowest Form of Humor
(But I love 'em.)

116Limelite
nov. 27, 2020, 8:05pm

Trump Mistakenly Prays for US Coal Industry. . .OOPS!

117Limelite
nov. 29, 2020, 10:55pm

Stabile Jenius, Not a Moran

118Limelite
des. 2, 2020, 5:26pm

Says the Man Who Wants the Covid-19 Vaccines Named After Him

119Limelite
Editat: des. 3, 2020, 10:55pm

A Look Inside a Delusional President's Mind

"Who I am during the 46 minute infomercials I make about my stolen re-election."

120Limelite
des. 5, 2020, 5:31pm

For All Freedom-Fries-Eating Anti-Maskers

121Limelite
des. 6, 2020, 1:32pm

So, He's the One Who Made 2020 "Great"! -- Greaaaaat

122Limelite
des. 7, 2020, 6:38pm

Is This Who Passes for a Trump Supporting 'Smarty Pants'?

123Limelite
des. 10, 2020, 4:41pm

Trump Still Trying To Put Toothpaste Back into the Tube

124Limelite
des. 12, 2020, 6:14pm

125Limelite
des. 13, 2020, 4:22pm

What Kind of 'Safety' is Deadly. The Other Isn't.

Which do you choose?

126Limelite
des. 14, 2020, 6:16pm

Red MAGA Hats Are Out. These Hats Are In!

127Limelite
des. 15, 2020, 6:49pm

"Thumbs Up, If You Wanna Make AmuriKKKka Great Again!"

128Limelite
des. 20, 2020, 2:37pm

Messiah for Morons

129Limelite
des. 23, 2020, 5:54pm

According to Trump, 'Windmills Cause Cancer'

Which could explain a lot about what's going on inside his head.

130Limelite
des. 31, 2020, 5:37pm

Trump Can't Stop 'Courting' Disaster

131Limelite
gen. 4, 5:55pm

Humor When It's Not Funny Any More

132Limelite
gen. 14, 5:58pm

133Limelite
gen. 14, 6:00pm

They Live Among Us!

134Limelite
gen. 21, 1:04pm

Living on Republican Credit

135Limelite
gen. 24, 4:40pm

The New Mascot of the Republican Party

From Tusked Elephant to Horned Raccoon

136Limelite
feb. 1, 6:43pm

BAAA!-AD ASS

137Limelite
feb. 8, 8:31pm

138Limelite
feb. 10, 8:39pm

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) Engages with Himself Instead of the Impeachment II Trial

"Me and My Monkey Brain" a picture book by Josh Hawley

139Limelite
feb. 11, 6:03pm

Republicans Want This Guy to Run America

140Limelite
feb. 13, 4:13pm

141Limelite
feb. 16, 3:57pm

Republicans Outraged Biden's Covid Pkg. Funds Public Health Clinics

But does not include language funding will be restricted by Hyde Amendment forbidding federal funding of "certain" medical treatment for women.

142Limelite
feb. 18, 9:15pm

Stood Up on Valentine's Day, QAnonnies?

But still "carrying a torch"?

143Limelite
feb. 22, 1:29pm

Trumpism Is As Trumpism Does

144Novak
feb. 22, 7:54pm

. . . . . and why's yer church got a lightning-conductor?

145bnielsen
feb. 23, 6:08am

>144 Novak: That's just to get a cheaper insurance :-) (which I assume is mandatory).