GOP Convention – Night 2 – Open Thread

2020 August 25
by bc3b

Tuesday, “Land of Opportunity”:

Tuesday speakers include:
First Lady Melania Trump
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Abby Johnson
Jason Joyce
Myron Lizer
Mary Ann Mendoza
Megan Pauley
Cris Peterson
John Peterson
Nicholas Sandmann
Eric Trump
Tiffany Trump

Hat tip: NPR and NY Post


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  1. 2020 August 25 6:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I just watched a guy who works on rehabilitating prisoners get a full pardon for his particular crime. I think he’s been leading some program, which is why.

    Last night I saw a WV nurse.

    It appears that Repubs are featuring ordinary, decent Americans.
    “An idea so crazy it just might work!”

  2. 2020 August 25 6:05 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Former WI Gov Walker does a great job of explaining in clear language why Repubs are for law and order, Dems are hesitant to support cops.
    He appears to completely frustrate the CNN interviewer, which is great!

  3. 2020 August 25 6:07 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    If you’re looking for a link, here is RSBN (right side broadcasting network).
    They started televising Trump rallies back in the earliest of days.

  4. 2020 August 25 6:15 pm
    justrand permalink

    PEOPLE WHO ARE TELLING US TRUMP MUST ACCEPT THE ELECTION RESULTS: Hillary Clinton to Biden: Don’t concede if the election is close. “‘Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out,’ Clinton warned.”

    Can they make their game plan any more obvious?

  5. 2020 August 25 6:27 pm

    4 – Been telegraphing it for 3 months (if not longer in some less obvious ways), couldn’t be more clear.

  6. 2020 August 25 6:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I am watching on C-SPAN. Network/cable TV ratings are down from the democratic convention C-SPAN youtube and streaming are up. Republicans does want the biased commentary(which includes FNC).

  7. 2020 August 25 6:31 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Nick Sandmann gave a forceful presentation. He is a very intelligent (and wealthy) young man.

  8. 2020 August 25 6:32 pm

    6 – Yeah I saw that, unsurprising given I’m only watching via streaming as well. twitch stream was being attacked earlier too btw, that or rnc is incompetent in that their upload source was dropping frames like crazy (I presume someone was ddos’ing the source though).

  9. 2020 August 25 6:33 pm
    mpt permalink

    Listening to Scott Adams, he believes Democrats have begun the process of creating a kind of self-fulfulling prophecy whereby they create as much chaos going into November 3rd as to cast doubt on the results no matter what they are (he believes the Dems will lose badly). Then leverage the illusion of chaos to declare Trump an illegitimate leader. Basically same plan as always, but dialed up to eleven.

    The frustrating part is its like watching an accident in slow motion. You know exactly what is going to happen, but they have the media so locked up under their thumb you are unable to sound the alarm and all you can do is watch.

  10. 2020 August 25 6:38 pm

    9 – Yup, been laying the ground work for it all in plain view with zero successful push back as Rino party seems equally down for it.

  11. 2020 August 25 6:45 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Tiffany Trump gave a strong presentation.I always thought she was an airhead.

  12. 2020 August 25 7:03 pm
    justrand permalink

    MPT, regardless of the November outcome be prepared to defend yourself and your family.

    Identify who in your community is an ally…a threat…or a useless dead-weight. Brutal math, I know…but 100% necessary.

  13. 2020 August 25 7:11 pm
    Eph permalink

    Beside the King, is anyone watching the DNC replay?

  14. 2020 August 25 7:33 pm
    bc3b permalink

    As Joe Biden would say, the GOP has some “clean, articulate black people.”

  15. 2020 August 25 7:37 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #13 –

    Beside the King, is anyone watching the DNC replay?

    Most of CNN.

  16. 2020 August 25 7:53 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Melania does better than Biden and English isn’t even her first language.

  17. 2020 August 25 7:57 pm
    mpt permalink

    Identify who in your community is an ally…a threat…or a useless dead-weight.

    The only nearby ally I know I could trust is 93 years old. My only hope is blending in with the masses as the time of madness passes.

  18. 2020 August 25 8:06 pm

    Melania live was decent ending, optics wise, though I think she went over-time so I bet the networks cut away.

  19. 2020 August 25 8:12 pm
    mpt permalink

    Woman refusing to submit to modern fascist from the left. Echo’s from the Cultural Revolution anyone?

  20. 2020 August 25 8:15 pm
    Eph permalink

    18 less than decent.

    – The King is still #1

  21. 2020 August 25 8:18 pm
    mpt permalink

    Another couple refusing to submit to BLM fascism.

  22. 2020 August 25 8:19 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I love Melania but she did drag on, and there were few applause lines.
    Still, whenever I tune in, I see someone excellent speaking so that’s all I ask.

    I don’t recall watching a political convention in decades but I listened to a bit of both days so far.

  23. 2020 August 25 8:28 pm

    Jarhead~~~put biden stickers on all your neighbors yards, cars, etc.let them feel the brunt of tearing them up. Those that are still still standing the next day will give a hint as to who your friends are.

  24. 2020 August 25 8:49 pm

    That updated op with that tweet- lol.

  25. 2020 August 25 9:22 pm
    justrand permalink

    IP, I know who is who amongst my friends, family and community. The math IS brutal, but I’ve done it.

  26. 2020 August 26 12:05 am

    On the good news front, at least 2 looters shot in Kenosha tonight.

  27. 2020 August 26 6:13 am
    justrand permalink

    #3 in the list the author highlighted is Nick Sandmann.

    CNN “Analyst” Joe Lockhart attacked him last night as: “A Snot-Nosed Entitled Kid From Kentucky”

    And then #5 in the author’s list is First Lady Melania Trump. Who gave a splendid speech. Of course, immediately the media had a bunch of woke “celebrities” on to slam her ACCENT. Bette Midler (yes, she is apparently still alive…I was surprised too) ranted about how Melania “still can’t speak good English!”.

    IF a Conservative called a young person a “Snot-Nosed Entitled Kid” (one of the Obama daughters, for example), of if a Conservative criticized someone because of the their accent, the media would DEMAND that person be CANCELLED!! Of course, Conservatives have much more class than Leftists…so it wouldn’t happen.

  28. 2020 August 26 6:51 am
    justrand permalink

  29. 2020 August 26 7:17 am
    bc3b permalink

    We have the media (CNN in particular) trying to determine for viewers who is lying and who isn’t.

    According to the most recent Gallup media trust survey (September last year) only 41% of Americans (mostly Democrats) trust the media. Only 28% of Americans (again likely mostly Democrats) rate “journalists” very high or high in terms of honesty/ethics, according to Gallup.

  30. 2020 August 26 7:20 am
    mpt permalink

    I’ve been reviewing various sites and trying to piece together what happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin last night. Seems that dozens of armed citizens took to guarding properties and businesses that were under threat of arson and destruction — basically doing the job police and government are now refusing to do in many communities. There are a number of videos where the rioters are jeering and taunting the armed citizens for standing their ground, in some cases screaming at the armed citizens protecting their property with weapons is illegal (must watch too much CNN).

    Here is a link to an extended clip of an incident where the rioters manage to isolate, chase and assault an armed citizen. It doesn’t go well for the rioters:

    Here is a quick interview with the shooter shortly before the incident where he explains why he’s armed and patrolling the community.

    It looks like things are accelerating.

  31. 2020 August 26 7:21 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Bette Midler (yes, she is apparently still alive…I was surprised too) ranted about how Melania “still can’t speak good English!”.

    That might be true, but then I suspect that Bette can’t speak six languages like Melania and Bette struggles with the one she grew up with.

    “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    And that is the problem with most Progs. They don’t know the limits of their own ignorance let alone their own knowledge.

  32. 2020 August 26 7:25 am
    bc3b permalink

    MTP #31 –

    Kenosha and Wisconsin are also run by Democrats, although I will concede they are trying to do more to stop the rioting than Portland/Oregon and Seattle/Washington.

  33. 2020 August 26 7:28 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I am getting info that for the most part the PoPo are protecting govt properties only in Kenosha. (all third hand data) If that is the case then who is the State really serving??

  34. 2020 August 26 7:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    One of BLM’s latest tactics is to bother customers while they are eating in restaurants:

    Actually, I saw a clip where BLM protesters were harassing mostly black customers in a restaurant too.

  35. 2020 August 26 7:31 am
    drdog09 permalink

  36. 2020 August 26 8:05 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #32 –

    Bette Midler was lucky she had a great set of boobs so no one noticed her face.

  37. 2020 August 26 8:10 am
    bc3b permalink

    Two dead/1 wounded last night in Kenosha:

    Had they put the first riot in Minneapolis down, this wouldn’t be happening. Instead, the young Marxists have been led to believe they can riot, commit arson and all sorts of other crimes with no consequences. Apparently the young Marxist shot in the head was attempting to torch an auto dealership.

  38. 2020 August 26 8:20 am
    Eph permalink


    Please dont address The King and Eph in the same post. That’s quite offensive. Thank you


  39. 2020 August 26 8:23 am
    bc3b permalink

    Problems with one-size-fits-all distance learning in California:

    In Michigan every school district has autonomy. Online school starts September 1 and hopefully classrooms open October 1. My daughter has been going in every day because she is one of the teachers coordinating the online learning.

  40. 2020 August 26 8:34 am
    justrand permalink

    here’s Bette Midler squeezing out another opinion

  41. 2020 August 26 8:35 am
    bc3b permalink

    Now that the rioters appear to be helping Trump’s poll numbers, Don Lemon wants them to stop.

    But, I thought this was a legitimate form of protest because of George Floyd, inequality and racisssm.

  42. 2020 August 26 8:44 am
    bc3b permalink

    The most important take from Kenosha is that BLM/Antifa has taken rioting, looting and arson from major to mid-size cities. Kenosha’s population is about an even 100,000 and had been growing.

    Kenosha is only about 10% black, but you can bet that only a small percentage of the rioters are from Kenosha.

  43. 2020 August 26 9:29 am

    44 – So coverage of such will stop even more than it already has.

  44. 2020 August 26 9:55 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Lots of Kenosha info surging back and forth.
    Apparently the citizen shooters said they favor BLM but were protecting business.

    Someone I know who is diving into the details sent this:
    Not surprised, the guy who was headshot (but may have actually been killed by a shot to the chest) might have been one of the people in the confrontation earlier with green shirt shooter guy. 19 page thread at AR15 but probably more now.
    and this:
    GASLIGHTING: the shooter was a libertarian who said he was in support of the BLM movement Also said he supported their right to protest and target government property The group wasn’t even all white & openly said they were there to protect BLM VIDEO EVIDENCE DOESN’T LIE
    and this:
    I wouldn’t jump on the bandwagon to send the guy defense money quite yet. One of the guys shot was their “medic”, but he had a gun in his hand. Cops recovered it. (includes photo of the medic holding the gun)
    and finally:
    some British tabloid has some really good photos of the whole thing, including the now dead skateboarder hitting the shooter on the head with his skateboard.

  45. 2020 August 26 9:57 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    In my county of Santa Clara:
    North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara was fined $10,000 for holding two indoor Sunday Services.

    Click here to hear the story from the pastor.

    While our Board of Supervisors does absolutely nothing to stop anarchist from destroying property, they back the unconstitutional act of shutting down churches. Supervisor Ellenberg even held a online zoom meeting to gather input to call for the defunding of police!

  46. 2020 August 26 10:14 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I believe this is Florida’s Polk County.

    Wojciech Pawelczyk
    Polk County Sheriff advises citizens to use arms and blow away anyone who fucks around

  47. 2020 August 26 10:36 am
    drdog09 permalink


    That is Florida. Parents were retired in the same county. This is not the first time that this guy has said this. The last hurricane they had he was offering to deputize any citizen that would appear.

  48. 2020 August 26 12:31 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    A Chinese version of this is going viral on Mrs NorCal’s social media app.
    “Battle lines are being drawn”

  49. 2020 August 26 1:23 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Court docs show that medical examiner thought George Floyd has lethal amount of fentanyl in his system.

  50. 2020 August 26 1:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I could get into the UFC if they replaced female fighters with tats with hot tatless female fighters trying to tear each other’s clothes off – scratching and pulling hair but not really hurting each other.

    # Tatless Girls Lives Matter

  51. 2020 August 26 1:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Fess up, what you really want is hotties in bikinis in a mud fight. 🙂 Call it UMC – Universal Mud Club.

  52. 2020 August 26 1:53 pm
    Eph permalink

    52 BC,

    Amazing what an LV poll looks like ay?

    BTW, Hillary +2 in 2016.

    Right now Biden +1

  53. 2020 August 26 3:10 pm
    Eph permalink

    Good news!

    Looks like the NBA “season” is cancelled.

    And not bc of the Wuhan plague


  54. 2020 August 26 3:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Today the DOW closed over 28,052 at 28,248. Based on this President Trump has a better than 87% chance of winning the 2020 election as the markets now stand.

    — Gateway Pundit

  55. 2020 August 26 3:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Be a long time till next year sitting there on bended knee with no $$$ coming in. Probably by next season alot NBA players will be sporting a shirt that says Blacks Love Money.

  56. 2020 August 26 3:46 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Trump launches first battle space salvo — — Is Biden on drugs??

  57. 2020 August 26 4:10 pm

    62 Would these brain dead “coloreds” actually want to go back to the crap we had under obama??

    Diversity sucks the big one.

  58. 2020 August 26 4:13 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #55 –

    Actually, I was thinking about oil. Mud is so messy.

  59. 2020 August 26 5:34 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I love the thought of asking Biden for a drug test! Cool idea, a perfect troll.

    From TheNewNeo blog, this recommendation:
    OAN was the superior coverage. No bobbleheads, excellent picture and sound and decent discussion AFTER the convention ended.

    I think this is the link for OAN:

  60. 2020 August 26 5:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Certainly more visual.

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