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by jserraglio
Sat May 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

Different election, remember? Likely to be a referendum on the incumbent this time around. Trump's dementia? I admire your forthrightness in squarely facing up to one of your guy's most nagging conditions. Nevertheless I disagree about its probable impact: maybe the repeated evidence of Trump's ment...
by jserraglio
Sat May 09, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is that really your name?
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

Re: Is that really your name?

A nickname American women have given their President?

King Leer.
by jserraglio
Sat May 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia ticked off by U.S. pushing unproven Wuhan lab COVID-19 theory
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: Australia ticked off by U.S. pushing unproven Wuhan lab COVID-19 theory

Maybe that was the deal-Russia gets Europe and Trump gets the emails! Regards, Len Allies despair as Trump abandons America's leadership role at a time of global crisis https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/09/politics/us-leadership-coronavirus-intl/index.html In my view the U.S. bel...
by jserraglio
Sat May 09, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia ticked off by U.S. pushing unproven Wuhan lab COVID-19 theory
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: Australia ticked off by U.S. pushing unproven Wuhan lab COVID-19 theory

I agree with you both. This is typical illogic and maladministration by President Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Their grandstanding has managed to piss off both an ally and an adversary in one respect (China's failure to come clean about their coverup of info about the virus outbreak...
by jserraglio
Fri May 08, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is that really your name?
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

Re: Is that really your name?

A. Carlson Tucker wrote:Representing the President in his well-founded lawsuit against turncoat Brad Parscal for reprehensible fabrication of low-lyin' virus approval numbers will be Mr. Trump's apt-ro-nam'd attorney, Miss Soo Yoo.
by jserraglio
Thu May 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

To minimise it by saying it kills less than 1 per cent of the population disturbs me. Well, I reject condolences from no quarter, even if it be Holden Fourth 's reassurance that my death will niche me into "less than half of one percent of your population". Given that consoling message, let nobody ...
by jserraglio
Thu May 07, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is that really your name?
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

Re: Is that really your name?

My name, if it were mine, would be an aptronym.
by jserraglio
Thu May 07, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

The response to Covid19 is not being done on a national front because that's impossible in your political system! Each state has put their own measures into place to combat something that has affected less than half of one percent of your population. Heeding your demand for data, I note that's more...
by jserraglio
Wed May 06, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

I can't really remember a time when I was not keenly interested in politics. I recall Truman vividly and later attended one-off lectures by Dean Acheson (a stunning intellect!), George Ball, George Kennan, J. Kenneth Galbraith and Edwin O. Reischauer. My personal ranking of those I remember. Truman ...
by jserraglio
Wed May 06, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

I remember 13 Presidents. All but one were worthy of respect. Even Nixon in several ways. Herbert Hoover did some good things on the public works front. He became defined negatively by his passivity on one big thing. Conversely, foreign adventurism undermined LBJ and Bush II. Reagan, Bush I and FDR ...
by jserraglio
Wed May 06, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

Like many of his fellow radicals on the Right, their feet firmly planted in the air, Trump has chosen to avert his gaze from a national catastrophe. The death toll in the USA is set to overtake Nagasaki's this week and soon after that, Hiroshima's. Donald Trump is slated to go down in history as the...
by jserraglio
Tue May 05, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

Belle wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:22 pm
...they never put hand on heart as 'compassionate' and 'caring'. They never wear their hearts on their sleeves ...
Maybe they can't find their ❤️ it's not on the right.
by jserraglio
Tue May 05, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

USA Today is centrist. New Right radicals, they who elegize bread while stuffing their faces with cake, can hardly tag it as the MSM (Mainstream Media) they dreamt up to enhance those that toe their party line. It's just inconceivable to me that Americans won't hold him to account for this. But it's...
by jserraglio
Tue May 05, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

I once made the mistake of showing Monty Python and the Holy Grail to a Film Studies class made up of 17-year-olds. "Well, whatja think? Wasn't that funny?" I asked, stepping in it. "Mr Serraglio, that would've been funny to us in the 5th grade," they answered. Out of the mouth of babes and suckling...
by jserraglio
Mon May 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

Wikipedia A bracket or tournament bracket is a tree diagram that represents the series of games played during a knockout tournament. Different knockout tournament formats have different brackets; the simplest and most common is that of the single-elimination tournament. Half the fun comes from the ...
by jserraglio
Mon May 04, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

I agree that there is to much focus on polls, but I don't see it stopping any time soon. Our species is homo ludens. Of course, humans heed predictive instruments like political polls way too much. So too lucre, sports and the weather. Not to mention, SEX. Disputing about politics is fun. Predictin...
by jserraglio
Sun May 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

I will just say that I am shocked that a conservative paper in a conservative city in a conservative state is sounding such an alarm as the DMN did today. But then again I am almost as shocked by the erosion of support for Trump among Independents here in Ohio since the covid crisis began. As of now...
by jserraglio
Sun May 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

And you yourself dismissed Trump's 49% high point of approval cited in that very same Gallup national poll as a statistically insignificant "outlier", given his consistent approval ratings in the lower half of the 40s. Of course, it was no outlier at all but the "bump" Presidents always get at the o...
by jserraglio
Sun May 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

Barry wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 1:23 pm
A lot of media outlets cherry-pick the polls that show their side doing better.
The implication being that the Dallas Morning News cherry picks its polls to fit a "Mainstream Media" bias. Now that's NEWS!
by jserraglio
Sun May 03, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

Don't keep putting these up!!! Polling aside, I agree Trump will be hard to beat in November, quite apart from the fact that as sitting president he can make the proboscis wag the elephant anytime he so chooses. But we really must not stop trying to send him packing or give up hope. He may even, in...
by jserraglio
Sun May 03, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

As of now and of course that could change, Trump is behind in Penn, Michigan, Forida and Wisconsin which are threatening to flip back to the Dems in 2020. Some polls show him a bit behind in Ohio, and tied with Biden in Texas. That is pretty shocking, especially Ohio which I had written off two mont...
by jserraglio
Sat May 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

I remain an admirer of your namesake, having voted for him in 1964, also of several things President Reagan did on the foreign front. Since you think that FDR's denial of asylum to European Jews and his incarceration of Japanese nationals as well as Japanese-Americans were despicable acts, no doubt ...
by jserraglio
Sat May 02, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

So what? FDR was not a crusader like his wife, who was only too aware of these and many other bad decisions by her husband and did something current Republicans seem to have extreme trouble with—she opposed and acted to reverse bad policies by the President, who tolerated her dissent even to the poi...
by jserraglio
Sat May 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

Sorry, it's the same extract as before repeated. Was there ever a better rhetorician than FDR? So here's another FDR clip more well known than the other. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qqt7b9veFo8 qqt7b9veFo8 'Republican fiction writers in Congress and out' may soon feel a bit like Jonathan Edwards' ...
by jserraglio
Sat May 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

I've done a decent amount of reading about FDR Then you must know that the antecedents of what you tag as the "modern welfare state" were not the target of his mockery. FDR was excoriating the Republicans who had voted for the New Deal and then tried to pass it off as their own program in 1936, pro...
by jserraglio
Fri May 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

And of course the WSJ abounds in editorials and op-eds from a traditional conservative perspective. I read them! even when I do not agree with them. They are well written and well reasoned. Even in college, I was reading every single issue of National Review plus the New York Times daily from start ...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

I intend to keep getting my political news from tried-and-true real clear newspapers : The Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. All three are national treasures. I don't need an arriviste curated news portal like realclearpolitics. I have direct access to the best in traditional j...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

I want news, not mindless and poorly researched speculation. Here's some news. The only significant speculation in this story deals with how much of an undercount there was due to computers not being able to handle the flood of applications. Estimates of the undercount run as high as 600,000. THE W...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

You always want to bring it down to the individual candidates of the moment. I'm driven by wider trends that the candidates are usually the result of, rather than the cause of. Right wingers residing on Planet Trump should be cut some slack for their timid adherence to magical thinking, such as eva...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

Trump wrote:I never said that!
He seems genuinely not to recall uttering his gaffes.

Clear case of amnestic syndrome, probably with attendant neurological degenerative disorder.
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

Agreement then!

And maybe they should both wear face masks to signify repentance and a belated acceptance of proper social distancing.
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

The Scribes and Pharisees were hypocrites. It's a very old world.

Joe Biden has to answer for his conduct, just like Clinton, Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas answered for theirs.

Maybe Biden and Trump should hold a joint press briefing where they could field all questions about this matter together.
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

WASHINGTON POST Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-neighbor-of-biden-accuser-confirms-she-was-told-of-an-incident-in-the-1990s/2020/04/29/9bac8864-8a81-11ea-8ac1-bfb250876b7a_story.htm...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

FDR in his 1936 acceptance speech ridiculing right-wingers in the GOP who were weeping into their beer steins over the downtrodden working classes and pretending to support the ideas but not the methods of the New Deal. These days it's champagne glasses instead of beer steins, but the insincere keen...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: The Plague (1947), novel by Albert Camus; opera by Roberto Gerhard
Replies: 0
Views: 2563

The Plague (1947), novel by Albert Camus; opera by Roberto Gerhard

This is my first time reading this, a pandemic novel. I also plan to listen to the opera by Roberto Gerhard released by Decca. Albert Camus' novel The Plague leads surge of pestilence fiction Author’s daughter explains 1947’s book’s renewed appeal during coronavirus lockdown https://www.google.com/a...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 72
Views: 76587

Re: What movies are you watching today?

The Conversation (1974) with Gene Hackman on Amazon Prime video.
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

The reason is obvious: one accuser was consistent and credible, even to Donald trump; the other not. I assume you feel the same way about Bill Clinton's accusers. I'll check back later to see if you or anyone else can top that lame and misogynistic response. Please do so. For my part, I'll refrain ...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7035

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

The reason is obvious: one accuser was consistent and credible, even to Donald trump; the other not. By the way, I did not hear about Biden's accuser from Fox though I watch it a lot with delight. These accusations surfaced some time ago and I saw them then, and just the other day read several print...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9727

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

it's a heck of a lot different from Fox, which makes no pretence at uncovering the truth. I watch Fox at times, but make sure I have a vomit-bucket handy. I watch Fox a LOT for three reasons: 1. I enjoy irritating my wife, she loathes Fox News. Talk about left wingers! If I am a left winger, I reck...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9727

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

You're out of your mind, frankly, to think the things you do about the situation (although it's understandable if your main source of American news is what you see on here). What one sees most often on here as sources of American news just happen to be three of the most reliable newspapers in the w...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Replies: 0
Views: 1596

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

A Most Wanted Man (2014) is a thriller with a somewhat improbable plot based on a John Le Carrie novel. I found it fascinating because of the first-rate acting. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willian DeFoe, et al.

Currently available on Amazon Prime Video, free for Prime subscribers.
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9727

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

journalists, who treat his obviously unserious or nonsensical statemetns seriously play into his hands and make themselves look worse than him. One such journalist, Bret Baier of Fox News took that unserious or nonsensical bleach blunder seriously. Clearly that had to be a transparent ploy on Baier...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 1594

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (2018)

Just started it today. Chapter 1 is set in 1969 on Hester Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan in a Jewish community but I am told it does not remain there. Seems very accessible so far. The author isonly 30 years old.
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9727

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

".... that this board has evolved into little more than a forum for left wingers to belittle large portions of the population that have no representation on here. How many of you that do that are small-business owners that are worried about losing your business? How many of you have been laid off? ...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9727

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

The appropriate policy, based on fundamental biology and the evidence already in hand, is to institute a more focused strategy like some outlined in the first place: Strictly protect the known vulnerable, self-isolate the mildly sick and open most workplaces and small businesses with some prudent l...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Republican Internal Polls Show Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Re: Republican Internal Polls Show Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him

It won't be easy to oust a sitting president, but I think it can be done b/c it has already happened twice in my lifetime.