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Progressive success in November elections in the U.S.

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8 hours ago, Marc in Calif said:

Democrats, liberals, progressives -- all had great success in the elections on Tuesday, 8 November. 😃

The Biggest Loser was Drumpf himself, as the causes and candidates he supported went down to ignominious defeat. :clapping:

Before I start discussing all of the big wins, let me just post the following report from my favorite columnist:
 

OHIO (The Borowitz Report)

Irate Republican officials in Ohio have been crying foul over Tuesday night’s election results, claiming that there were “widespread cases” of women voting across the state.

Harland Dorrinson, a G.O.P. operative in Lake County, said that he had “eyewitness accounts” of “swarms of women” standing in long lines outside of polling places.

“Many of our poll workers spotted women going into voting booths and literally casting votes,” he said. “These were not isolated incidents.”

Dorrinson said the “nightmare scenario” that unfolded on Tuesday has dire implications for both Ohio and the nation.

“There is every indication that women meddled in this election,” he said. “What’s to stop them from doing it again in 2024?”

How dare you, sir! The Mango Messiah will save them - his faithful cultists await his return! 😋

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I seem to have missed the start of the circus show for American zombies. We stock up on popcorn and watch clowns convince zombies of democracy.
In reality, those who own power in the United States do not care who you "choose" - a strange Trump, Biden with dementia or some crazy Hillary. Nothing will change.
And those who want to change something in the United States are in prison and are tortured. The United States has the largest number of political prisoners in the world

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8 hours ago, Kostik said:

I seem to have missed the start of the circus show for American zombies. We stock up on popcorn and watch clowns convince zombies of democracy.
In reality, those who own power in the United States do not care who you "choose" - a strange Trump, Biden with dementia or some crazy Hillary.

Yeah, right - Russia is a beacon of democracy… Just another failed country with a deranged house elf for a president:

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2 hours ago, alvnv said:

Yeah, right - Russia is a beacon of democracy… Just another failed country with a deranged house elf for a president:

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Please stop insulting house elves. Dobby and Winky are very special to me. I will admit I did not care for Kreacher. 🤭

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Dems are strong. Dems have brand. That is not a question. Question is - Biden - weakest point in Dem's strategy. 

Dems need plan B, there is no warranty what Biden will be still in his weak mind to Nov'24 or even alive.

By the way: governors who won elections, kept distance from Biden in their campaigns, that noted all political analyzers.  Because Biden is weakest point in Dem's strategy.

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Beshear avoided discussing national politics during the campaign, and in the interview, sidestepped questions about Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden

https://apnews.com/article/kentucky-governor-andy-beshear-reelection-political-divisions-fb8fdbe2c10e2097ef41fb1f232afcd3

Receipt of the victory: fighting for abortion rights + keeping distance from dirty politic of Mr. Alzheimer and Orange Clown.

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21 hours ago, Kostik said:

I seem to have missed the start of the circus show for American zombies. We stock up on popcorn and watch clowns convince zombies of democracy.

You missed the start? Huh? The start was many decades ago! Now it's virtually elections all year, every year. Or if not elections then raising the massive amounts of money essential to get elected in this paragon of democracy!

A two-year cycle for members of Congress, a four-year cycle for Presidents and a six-year cycle for Senators - and that's before the elections for governors, state legislatures, mayors, states' attorneys-general, sheriffs, school boards - and probably also the managers of MacDonalds.

And it all comes down to cash! No, not from politicians' own pockets. It's the mega-donors who influence policy, give a dodgy Supreme Court Justice or two all manner of luxury perks which he then hides instead of declaring them without any sanctions whatsoever, and those who hide behind fancy Foundations. People like the Koch Brothers - or perhaps I should just say Koch since one recently died but both actually gave mega-bucks under at least two different entities, George Soros, the gambling king Sheldon Adelson who has made a gazillion from his casinos in Las Vegas and Macao, Michael Bloomberg, and then the hedge funds run by largely unknown names like Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor, or by crooks like Sam Bankman-Fried.

Did I mention lobbyists? On top of that lot there are the Super PACS which continue their fund-raising ways thanks to court rulings in 2010. Eliminate them? The largest political fund raising machines ever thought of? That has to be a joke. Freedom rules. Freedom to donate. Freedom to influence policy. After all, who came up with the list of potential justices for Trump? The right-wing Federalist Society and the similar Heritage Foundation, allied to the right-wing evangelical movement. Funny, though, how many of those evangelical pastors live in luxury (Kenneth Copeland is estimated to be worth US$760 million and all seem to own private jets), yet more than a few seem to have a habit of disobeying God's laws and then either crying for forgiveness on their mega-rich television enterprises (Jimmy Swaggart etc.) or end up in jail (Jim Bakker etc.) or in bed with another man (Ted Haggard). The list of 'abominations' - oops transgressions - is actually in the many dozens! Funny, too, how these "churches" ,"ministries" "cash cows", call them what you will, make tens of millions of fat profits annually yet are not subject to any taxes! Money rules!

Don't worry @Kostik. The show is well and truly on the road. Indeed, it has never left it. Careful, though! All that popcorn may severely damage your health. 

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Does anyone still in hope what Biden will be next US president?

Look at the face of terror of state secretary Blinken while he closely watching what Biden will say during his speech on the meeting with Xi. looks like he is ready to switch off microphone or to shut up president. Video is here https://www.newsweek.com/anthony-blinken-staring-biden-speaking-goes-viral-1844179

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2 hours ago, Moses said:

Look at the face of terror of state secretary Blinken while he closely watching what Biden will say during his speech on the meeting with Xi.

Most of the US officials at the table were also looking at President Joseph Biden intently. Nobody is horrified or terrified. You got that talking point from your puppeteers and clown masters!  🤡🤡🤡

The entire meeting was extremely formal and controlled. Nobody wanted to be seen smiling, nodding their head, shaking their head, or doing anything except listen intently. 

If you think this is "the face of terror" on Secretary Blinken's face, what do you call this -- when he's looking at the Chinese side of the table? That's just how he listens at serious meetings. 

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And here's Secretary Blinken from a photo published back in June 2023. It's the same serious expression -- exactly the same as when he was listening to President Biden yesterday. 

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4 hours ago, Moses said:

Look at the face of terror of state secretary Blinken while he closely watching what Biden will say during his speech on the meeting with Xi.  

Look at the same serious, intent faces of the U.S. officials sitting to Blinken's left in a part of the video that you -- very conveniently -- left out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5LGdhVWNTY&ab_channel=TRTWorld

That is the expression that serious, responsible people take at an extraordinarily critical meeting.

Now here is a Russian general (at bottom right) who looks absolutely terrified of what Pooty Poot is ranting about in a Victory Day speech!   😊☠️ 😊

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5 hours ago, Moses said:

Look at the face of terror of state secretary Blinken while he closely watching what Biden will say during his speech on the meeting with Xi. looks like he is ready to switch off microphone or to shut up president. 

Having proved that he knows little about the aircraft business, @Moses now sets himself up as some form of amateur psycholoigist. Clearly time he gave up. Better he posts on his own board Sawatdee in future where he is not likely to get criticism for whatever silly things he wants to post about.

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1 hour ago, PeterRS said:

@Moses now sets himself up as some form of amateur psycholoigist. Clearly time he gave up. Better he posts on his own board Sawatdee

 

1 hour ago, Marc in Calif said:

Yes, he's a High and Might Administrator over there.

But he's a nobody here. 😎

Guys , force yourself to be nice.

Disagreement is one thing , sometimes unpleasant to digest but it's not excuse to  chase somebody away. You don't like somebody , argue or if you don't want to, use handy " ignore " feature or simply don't read his posts but be civil, at least to  a degree. 

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5 minutes ago, vinapu said:

 

Guys , force yourself to be nice.

Disagreement is one thing , sometimes unpleasant to digest but it's not excuse to  chase somebody away. You don't like somebody , argue or if you don't want to, use handy " ignore " feature or simply don't read his posts but be civil, at least to  a degree. 

Emotions can run high on some issues.  And then there are the trolls whose purpose / intent is to incite - without 'skin' in the game.  And, yes, for some participants, posting is considered a game - such is life on social media.  In the grand scheme of things what we post doesn't change anything; most of us have our minds made-up.  Personally targeted, named attacks are something the site moderator(s) warn against, for good reason.  We participate here because we agree on far more than we disagree.  We share a common bond.  For the most part, I express my opinions by using one of the emojis.  Though, I'm not perfect.

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1 hour ago, vinapu said:

Guys , force yourself to be nice. Disagreement is one thing , sometimes unpleasant to digest but it's not excuse to  chase somebody away.

I wasn't chasing anyone away.

I was simply observing a reality. We're all equal members on these forums. Everyone has the right to criticize, correct, and even mock the comments of others -- even if they're in positions of power on other sites. Yes, this involves words as well as emoji reactions. 

That's a major difference between Gay Guides and that other place, where no political discussions are allowed at all. 

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I was under the impression that the times this board has had issues, @Moses has been kind enough to take his valuable time to help resolve them. Disagreeing with people's posts or politics means things are going to get heated at times but perhaps we should appreciate we don't see everything that goes on behind the scenes and not chase people away. There is a handy ignore feature should you want a time out.

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1 hour ago, forky123 said:

I was under the impression that the times this board has had issues, @Moses has been kind enough to take his valuable time to help resolve them. 

If that is the case, then I gladly acknowledge and thank him for his contribution. But is this in fact the case? It may be, but I was under the impressions that it is the gaybuttonthai board which has several times called for his assistance and which I believe @Gaybutton will no longer attempt to resolve re any future issues without having them sorted out by @Moses. Perhaps the moderator here can advise us.

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