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  1. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    In January, 1989, I attended the inauguration of George H.W. Bush even though I hadn't voted for the man. As a citizen, I wanted to see this ceremony in person. Of course, I wasn't all that close to the platform, but I still could hear things. Before taking the oath, Bush went out of his way to say hello to Democratic Congressman Dan Rostenkowksi. It was a matter of courtesy and a way to keep lines of communication open. In his speech, Bush said we don't measure our self-worth by what is in our pocketbooks. Even with my liberal beliefs, I found the speech inspiring. Afterward, I went over the Arlington National Cemetery to visit President Kennedy's grave. I remembered hat he said in a speech at American University just a few months before he died. He said: "We all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal." For me, the whole day was memorable. An American can't experience something like this on the 20th because of the violent political atmosphere. It is a shame that a bunch of brain-washed lunatics have done this to our country.
  2. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    It is truly the case. Almost as bad is tampering with an election.
  3. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    This was one time Pence wasn't a pussy. This was another time Trump expected someone to do something they couldn't. Happy to see the show hit the road.
  4. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Guiliani called Tuberville Coach. What a joke this guy is in the United States Senate. Of course, Guiliani is a joke too.
  5. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    All of this reminds me of when Lincoln made his way to Washington. He snuck through Baltimore in the wee hours of the morning because his security staff was convinced he would be killed if he tried to make a traditional campaign stop. He was called a coward, but this was probably the right thing to do. Biden may need to re-think things.
  6. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    This is not a bad idea. It is not something that normally I would want done, but we are in a real crisis. It could serve as a deterrent to the nut cases if Biden and Harris are not in the same location. Not to mention the racists would not want to kill Biden with the idea of a African-American woman ascending to the presidency.
  7. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    One thing that this country has to do, and, this especially applies to the GOP who enabled Trump, is that we have to deal with the violent political climate right now. And I am really tired of hearing the system is "rigged." Of course, it is rigged to a large extent. It is hard to get elected without money and connections. Also, many times political power is passed on from one generation to another. But we can't have anything that is even close to a responsive system when people think they have the right to do what the rioters did. And we certainly don't need power hungry dictators like Donald Trump. Finally, the god damned election wasn't stolen from him. We have big problems in this country right now, and we are not going to address those problems by waving guns and chanting dumb ass slogans. As Americans we have the right to demand more from our government. But that is not going to happen with racism and violence.
  8. NWINFan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Or at the very least resign right along with Donald Trump.
  9. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    McConnell is doing what he can to stall a Senate trial. He is not doing it out principle. He probably fears for his life.
  10. NWINFan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    During the attack on the Capitol, GOP congressmen refused to wear masks even though they were in a crowded room. They smugly thought they were making a political statement. Now two Democratic congresspersons have Covid. The GOP record on handling this crisis is abysmal and ignorant. Not wearing a mask is not a political statement. It is an act of total stupidity, not to mention misplaced arrogance.
  11. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Several years ago Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot in Washington. Though I am a life-long Democrat, I was deeply shocked and disturbed by this. I wrote to his office wishing him a full recovery and told him that I respected him for whatever service he has given to this country. That must have had an effect on him because I get a personal Christmas card from him every year. I am now going to write him and remind him of the awful violence that happened to him. He needs to take a stand against what happened at the Capitol because he should understand the nature of political violence more than anyone. It will be interesting to see if he answers.
  12. NWINFan

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    This just shows that the coach had no confidence in his offense and in his quarterback. So why should that quarterback return? Why should the coach return?
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    That was too easy. No pressure on Brees. This doesn't look like much of a contest.
  14. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Tex, I like your optimism, and you're probably right. We should be able to survive this. I agree with you in that a few thousand people can't overthrow the government. Partly. This bunch couldn't do it because they are just plain stupid. But in 1963 when JFK was assassinated, the government was overthrown and it took a lot fewer than a thousand people. Meanwhile, we're not out of the woods yet. Some believe that when Trump announced he wasn't attending the inagural, he was creating a "soft situation." Without him there, more thugs may decide it is another good time for an attack. We will see. Finally, we must remember what the aim of a terrorist is. It is simply to create fear and panic.
  15. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Exactly. From the very beginning, Trump has called for and incited violence. The GOP just looked the other way and did so throughout his entire term. The last two months have been a total disgrace. Trump lost a fair and honest election. He should have conceded the election and assisted in the transition and then concentrated on dealing with the pandemic. Instead Covid deaths kept raising, the vaccine wasn't being distributed, and the Capitol was attacked. What do Trump supporters do? Whine about Twitter.
  16. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Of course he doesn't. All the more reason to impeach him. He has to answer to this stuff one way or another even if he doesn't resign or otherwise be removed. And this whole thing needs to be completely investigated regardless where that investigation goes.
  17. The only trouble with this logic is that it has been the owners who have driven up the salaries. It started with the very beginning of free agency in the late 1970s when some owners tried to buy pennants. Smaller market teams couldn't compete. That is where we are at now.
  18. NWINFan

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    They wouldn't have a chance anyway. This is not to be blamed on injuries.
  19. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    These are good questions. I am hoping for a real investigation into this. And unlike the JFK assassination, I would like a full set of facts to come out no matter how uncomfortable they may make us feel. The main thing is that we cannot underestimate how bad this was. This is one reason Trump has to go.
  20. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Things can change a great deal in four years. If Biden even has a moderately successful presidency in dealing with the pandemic and the economy, the political landscape will be drastically different. People may like four yeas of a more "laid back" presidency of Biden than the constant uproar of Trump. Additionally, it is hard to keep up with the constant lies of Trump in real time. Perhaps, all the lies will finally cause true disillusion when fully examined. One thing I am fairly sure of is that I doubt that Cruz or Hawley will be able to claim the Trump mantle. I don't think either will get away with things as easily as Trump did.
  21. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    But then again, the demographics are changing. Yes, the GOP can win the Electoral College without the popular vote, but that window is narrowing a bit. Texas is changing and so are some other states. Florida has been going to the Republicans, but if a Dem can win that state that would doom most Republican candidates. And now they have the Trump legacy. White rural voters are important but they may wake up one day and realize the GOP is doing nothing for them.
  22. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    As well they should. I wouldn't trust this guy with anything considering his state of mind right now. He still hasn't conceded even thought everything is official now. The Democrats still really have not recovered from their Vietnam legacy. Trump will be a huge stain on the GOP for a long time. Placating the crazies is not really not worth it. The Republicans have to remember Trump lost the popular vote twice. Now there is Georgia. If I was an influential Republican, I'd tell Cruz and Hawley to stick it up their opportunistic asses and that neither will get near the 2024 presidential nomination. But then again, I am not an influential Republican.
  23. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Who is that stupid shit Chip Moran?
  24. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    At the very least Trump should be impeached. Even if the Senate doesn't convict, Trump will be the only president to be impeached on two different occasions. That is one sure way to move on. To take no action against Trump would be a travesty. He's nothing but a criminal.
  25. NWINFan

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Many have been saying that we need to have a dialogue with Trump supporters to understand what they think and want. What kind of dialogue can we have now? And you Trumpies: How would you like it if a mob stormed the White House to terrorize Trump, his family, and his staff? Would that make America great again? We have a god damned thug in power, and we shouldn't have to wait 13 days to rid the country of him. He should be prosecuted as soon as possible.
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