Will the DNC Convention Help Trump Win?

2020 August 18
by bc3b

The opening night of the DNC Convention has been generally panned, even by the left-wing writers. Will it serve to show just how far out of step the Democratic Party is with working class Americans?

Viewers have slammed the ‘boring’ and ‘unwatchable’ first night of the Democratic National Convention, as America braces for three more nights of what many described as little more than a two-hour ‘infomercial’.

‘The DNC right now is like a 3am infomercial but has less sex appeal,’ one person tweeted Monday night.

‘Watching DNC convention, five minutes in… LAME… BORING… EVA LONGORIA… who cares,’ another tweeted.

The convention opened Monday night with a stellar cast of Democrat supporters including former First Lady Michelle Obama, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the family of George Floyd – the black man whose ‘murder’ by a white cop in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests calling for an end to systemic racism across America.

However, despite the impassioned speeches, viewers were left struggling to connect with the convention after it shifted to a virtual format for the first time in its history in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The party decided to scrap an in-person event in exchange for two hours of programming each night from Monday through to Thursday this week which will culminate in Joe Biden accepting the Democratic presidential nomination in his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

The Republicans are opting for a similar model when they too take the Republican National Convention virtual in a four-day event next week.

But concerns are now building that voters will tune out of the key events in the campaign calendars as a lack of live crowds, pre-recorded conversations and speeches, and ‘stilted’ programming failed to excite the audience on opening night.

‘This DNC is so boring like I want 1996 again where everyone was doing the Macarena,’ one person tweeted, referencing the footage that recently resurfaced of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton clapping and dancing along to the 90s dance craze at the convention that year.

‘The DNC is so boring that Joe Biden already forgot who the nominee is,’ added another.

Another suggested making up a drinking game to get through the two-hour event: ‘Biden DNC Drinking Game Rule: Drink every time there’s Amtrak.’

The Milwaukee convention had been expected to pull in crowds of around 50,000 delegates, journalists, party officials and VIPs but the party was forced to scale this back first to 5,000 attendees then to 1,000 and going almost-entirely virtual.

The absence of a live crowd wasn’t lost on viewers, with one person commenting on social media: ‘Oh is the crowdless DNC program coming off a bit stilted?’

Viewers were left baffled by the format which, instead of a high-energy live event on stage, many likened to an infomercial.

‘I had to turn off the DNC because it was unwatchable but it was real weird going from commercials for super specific prescription drugs to prerecorded DNC Skype calls were everyone is speaking in the same tone as a Drug ad warning you about the side effects of Otezla,’ one person tweeted.

‘OK this definitely feels like a telethon,’ tweeted another.

Another agreed: ‘I don’t have enough cannabis to get through this insipid DNC infomercial.’

One or the lowlights of the night was the Marvelettes’ favorite candidate “Please Mr. Postman” (aka John Kasich) pleading with Republicans to vote for Joe Biden by assuring them Biden wasn’t going to lurch left. I hate to break this to you John, But Biden and the Democrats have already adopted many of the positions of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and even AOC.

Hat tip: Daily Mail (UK)
114 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 August 18 1:39 pm
    [1]
    bc3b permalink

    Unbelievable: The AP actually fact checks Michelle Obama:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8637927/AP-FACT-CHECK-Michelle-Obama-kids-cages.html

    But, that doesn’t matter to CNN:

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-michelle-obama-dnc-speech

    BJG will provide daily recaps/threads of the DNC convention so you don’t have to watch.

  2. 2020 August 18 1:47 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “John Kasich … pleading with Republicans to vote for Joe Biden by assuring them Biden wasn’t going to lurch left”

    Ah yes, John Kasich! So influential among Repubs.

  3. 2020 August 18 2:43 pm
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    If day one and two are any indication maybe….but then again, who’s actually watching this dumpster fire beyond the already converted?

    Watch the AP will apologize tomorrow. 😉

  4. 2020 August 18 3:37 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Kasich could stand on the ledge atop a 10 story building, and no one would give enough of a damn to either save him…or tell him to jump. Meh.

  5. 2020 August 18 3:38 pm
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    justrand permalink

    p.s., re. Kasich. I read part of the transcript, and at one point he said: “No one tells Joe what to do!”

    Hilarious.

    EVERYBODY tells Joe what to do…and Joe has to be told again 3 minutes later.

  6. 2020 August 18 3:47 pm
    [6]
    JimNorCal permalink

    I guess I’m lacking in compassion.
    I kinda get clenched when I see stuff like this from the kid’s school:

    Breakfast and Lunch will be available for pick up during Distance Learning!
    Starts on Wednesday August 19
    Where: Fremont High School, Homestead High School and Cupertino High School
    When: Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 3:30 to 5 p.m.

    Come on Wednesdays and pick up breakfast and lunch for the entire week!
    Do not forget to bring student ID card.
    Students do not need to be present for meal pick up.
    Student eligibility (Free, reduced or paid) will be used to charge for meals.
    All FUHSD students can pick up meals from any of these sites.
    Get a free 20 pound meat or dairy box per family on 8/19 and 8/26 when you pick one week worth of meals (until supplies last)
    You must reapply each school year to the free and reduced lunch program, if you haven’t done so, please go to the FUHSD Food Services webpage to apply.

  7. 2020 August 18 3:57 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Better approach — “Will the DNC Convention Help Biden Lose??” Same result of course, but it puts the onus where it belongs.

    Answer: Yes!

  8. 2020 August 18 3:59 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “BJG will provide daily recaps/threads of the DNC convention so you don’t have to watch.”

    More stomach that I got, or are you doing VolkaPundit’s approach of drunk blogging it??

  9. 2020 August 18 3:59 pm
    [9]
    bc3b permalink

    John McCain won’t stay dead: His wife will be presenter tonight at DNC:

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-cindy-mccain-joe-biden-20200818-enbntqlewzgsboiwhxk3rymgdq-story.html

    Betraying the United States from the grave. I wouldn’t normally say this, but I’m glad he’s dead.

  10. 2020 August 18 4:02 pm
    [10]
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 – #8

    I didn’t say I’d watch it, just report on it.

  11. 2020 August 18 4:03 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    NorCal,

    There are some school districts in Texas that are providing three meals a day. At which point I ask who is the parent if the State is providing an essential component of parenting. My mother God rest her, never let me eat a school lunch. The stuff was sh** when I was in elementary school.

  12. 2020 August 18 4:08 pm
    [12]
    Eph permalink

    BC,

    Just remember, if it wasnt for McCain/Romney we wouldnt have Trump.

  13. 2020 August 18 4:43 pm
    [13]
    drdog09 permalink

    12,

    I’ll grant the observation. But I will also note that if it wasn’t for McNasty there was a fair chance that the Russia Hoax could have been pulled off. He was the useful idiot that was pushing the FBI do ‘do something’.

  14. 2020 August 18 5:28 pm
    [15]
    gnqanq permalink

  15. 2020 August 18 5:30 pm
    [16]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    Have you seen this? Lengthy article on Cindy McCain’s drug problem and how John McCain used his power to get her off and destroy the whistle blower:

    https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/opiate-for-the-mrs-6432986

  16. 2020 August 18 5:51 pm
    [17]
    drdog09 permalink

    In line with the previous post….

  17. 2020 August 18 5:56 pm
    [18]
    justrand permalink

    Gnqanq, it wasn’t…but I wish it was. He is right.

    The other night at a party a good friend of mine who is UTTERLY non-political, took me aside and asked if I had thought about defending our community. I really was taken aback, because he NEVER wanted to talk about anything like this before…and I have known him for years.

    Once I realized he was serious and not just ordinarily pissed off by the destruction of our country, I told him “Yes”. He is now going to organize a meeting of “like minded folks” in our community to discuss mutual support. I told him I already have a list of topics! 🙂

    I think conversations like this are taking place across this country.

  18. 2020 August 18 6:02 pm
    [19]
    bc3b permalink

  19. 2020 August 18 6:07 pm
    [20]
    drdog09 permalink

    GN,

    The man is not alone, many in the DFW area feel the same. When people asked where is my mask I just say ‘medical condition look it up’. The HOA has even had a discussion on the matter.

  20. 2020 August 18 6:14 pm
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  21. 2020 August 18 6:16 pm
    [22]
    Eph permalink

    17 DR,

    Great post. Thank you

  22. 2020 August 18 6:34 pm
    [24]
    mpt permalink

    Justrand, I gotta move. In my neighborhood these signs seem to be the all the rage:

    https://www.amazon.com/SignsOfJustice-We-Believe-Yard-Sign/dp/B06XQDXG63/ref=sr_1_4

  23. 2020 August 18 6:45 pm
    [25]
    justrand permalink

    Geez, MPT, we’d shoot people that put that shit out

  24. 2020 August 18 7:13 pm
    [26]
    mpt permalink

    When out walking with my wife I’ll make a comment to that effect and my wife goes “Shhhhhh, the neighbors will hear.” Women…

  25. 2020 August 18 7:24 pm
    [27]
    JimNorCal permalink

    mpt Yeah we share the neighborhood. I see those too. I take solace in the fact that the progtards can’t stand Biden either LOL. I’ve only seen ONE smallish, townhouse size Biden yard sign.

    Have you heard about the Trump rally this Sunday?

  26. 2020 August 18 7:29 pm
    [28]
    mpt permalink

    Cyndi Sheehan? I think the guest list better be checked over. Could be a trap.

  27. 2020 August 18 7:54 pm
    [29]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Well, spelled differently but maybe.

  28. 2020 August 18 8:10 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Not confirmed yet but Goodyear may have gone Full Prog.
    Pro tip: never go Full Prog
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/394811/

  29. 2020 August 18 8:15 pm
    [31]
    mpt permalink

    JimNorCal, this evening we are getting a ton of smoke up the Peninsula. Fake pandemic, endless lockdowns, rioting commies, rolling blackouts and now it looks like the hills west of 280 is going up in smoke. California has turned into a 3rd world shithole.

  30. 2020 August 18 8:29 pm
    [32]
    JimNorCal permalink

    JR, check this from Shasta County. Go Jefferson!
    Hardly any cases but the county is complicit in oppressing The People.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ArtValley818_/status/1295640128535158784

  31. 2020 August 18 8:39 pm
    [33]
    Eph permalink

    30.

    Massive $$$$ on damage control cometh

  32. 2020 August 18 8:48 pm
    [35]
    JimNorCal permalink

    mpt, 31, yup.
    It sure feels that way. Now more than usual

  33. 2020 August 18 8:55 pm
    [36]
    JimNorCal permalink

    btw, if you’re up the Peninsula then the Trump Rally is pretty far.
    But, for the record, I checked with the lady Judy who sent the notice. She says our Cyndi is legit and Judy has met her personally. I got that notice tonight via NextDoor, there is a group for Sunnyvale Republicans, newly created.

  34. 2020 August 19 4:11 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #30 – Re: Goodyear. Goodyear is the only major American tire company (other than Cooper, which manufacturers replacement tires). Other former American brands are now foreign owned. BF Goodrich and Uniroyal in the US are owned by Michelin (French), Firestone is owned by Bridgestone (Japanese) and General by Continental (German).

    All new police vehicles currently come equipped with Goodyear tires. Firestone and BF Goodrich offer replacement tires designed and approved for police pursuit vehicles. With all the miles police put on vehicles, a patrol car likely gets 2-4 sets of replacement tires.

    There are a limited number of vehicles US police departments use. There are still some Ford Crown Vics and Chevy Impalas in use. Most current police vehicles are Ford Interceptors and Explorers, Dodge Chargers and Chevy Tahoes so police vehicle tires are produced in a limited range of sizes.

    Once again, we find a foreign-owned brand may be preferable to an American, but since these are all multi-national corporations, it really doesn’t matter if a Goodyear tire is produced in Ohio or a BF Goodrich tire is produced in South Carolina. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

  35. 2020 August 19 4:20 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Goodyear response to WIBW:

    “Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork. As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues.”

    Melissa Monaco, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

    https://www.wibw.com/2020/08/18/goodyear-employees-say-new-no-tolerance-policy-is-discriminatory/

    Tell me Black Lives Matter isn’t political. By allowing Black Lives Matter and specifically banning Blue Lives Matter Goodyear is taking an anti-police stand and saying, in effect, dead blacks is bad; dead cops isn’t.

    You can expect to hear from the police organizations.

  36. 2020 August 19 5:59 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    The Prog from marketing that made the slide deck in #30 is the same Prog that wrote the response in #38.

    The person who can describe the engineering and benefits of their product is what I buy anymore. All the `experience` marketing, Prog mombo jumbo is just cover for not knowing what you/they are doing. For example — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEM9eSEVm4c — Are they selling a car, is it a travel ad, is it a pitch for Green New Deal?

  37. 2020 August 19 6:07 am
    [40]

    The boardroom bandits are pussy whipped at home and in the boardrooms.
    Put on a suit and loose your balls.

    The psychological castrating of the white male begins the day he was born

  38. 2020 August 19 6:08 am
    [41]
    drdog09 permalink

    Yesterday’s Susan B. Anthony pardon was a master stroke.

    * Commerated the 19th Amendment.
    * Shows support for the female vote.
    * Made the Progs look unhinged again, Orange Man Bad knee jerk reaction.
    * Reduced his rent rate in the Progs minds.

    He F’s up alot, but when it comes to mind share battles he reigns supreme.

  39. 2020 August 19 6:10 am
    [42]
    drdog09 permalink

    re:40,

    Must be true as there are too many public displays of the result.

  40. 2020 August 19 6:15 am
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    justrand permalink

    this ad is great…and could have gone on for hours!

  41. 2020 August 19 6:17 am
    [44]

    The spineless capons they do abound,
    Groveling like chickens pecking the ground,
    These pussy whipped soy boys are a wonder,
    How long before we plow them under,
    At birth these quislings should have been drowned.

  42. 2020 August 19 6:19 am
    [45]
    drdog09 permalink

  43. 2020 August 19 6:24 am
    [46]
    drdog09 permalink

    Boy the Dims are in trouble now — https://babylonbee.com/news/brilliant-trump-puts-himself-on-all-postage-stamps-forcing-democrats-to-abolish-the-usps — And remember, AOC championed buying stamps and sending letters!!

    Good parody, but Trump really ought to do it just see Dim heads explode. 🙂

  44. 2020 August 19 6:24 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    44,

    Excellent.

  45. 2020 August 19 6:26 am
    [48]

    Wait until the new harriet tubman, susan B 20 $$ bill comes out. Both were repubs.

  46. 2020 August 19 6:31 am
    [49]
    drdog09 permalink

  47. 2020 August 19 6:34 am
    [50]

    We are not pleased. That phat fuk looks like he just polished off a great dane

  48. 2020 August 19 6:40 am
    [51]
    bc3b permalink

    If I was the head of marketing at Firestone or BF Goodrich, I’d announce a $1-million scholarship fund for the children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and increase my advertising in law enforcement publications.

    If I was the head of marketing at Goodyear, I’d announce a $1-million dollar scholarship fund for the children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, partially funded funded by what we had been paying Melissa Monaco.

  49. 2020 August 19 6:40 am
    [52]
    bc3b permalink

    ip727 –

    More like a St. Bernard.

  50. 2020 August 19 6:47 am
    [53]

    If I was the head of marketing at Firestone or BF Goodrich I would realize that the ghetto goons don’t buy tires, they steal them, so they shouldn’t feel obligated to them.

  51. 2020 August 19 6:49 am
    [54]

    ip727 –

    More like a St. Bernard.

    An appetizer for the phat phuck

  52. 2020 August 19 7:16 am
    [55]
    bc3b permalink

    Lowlights of Day 2 DNC Convention:

    * Talk about tone deaf: Elizabeth Warren participated in an online chatroom for Native Americans and was shut down by trolls
    *GLBTQ caucus meeting
    * Jewish-American Community Meeting
    * Keynote address delivered by 17 of the “Democrats rising stars from across the country” (including Stacey Abrams)
    * Speakers included Sally Yates, Chuck Schumer, John Kerry (aka John Carry), AOC, Bill Clinton, Tom Perez, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter and Dr. Jill Biden (whom Whoppie Goldberg believes is a medical doctor)

  53. 2020 August 19 7:20 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    41, yeah Susan B was arrested for voting Repub (Grant).

  54. 2020 August 19 7:28 am
    [57]
    JimNorCal permalink

    IP, 50, I’m mesmerized each time I see that gif.
    So lifelike and three dimensional.

    Item 6 is worth examining carefully.
    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/08/highlights-of-news_19.html
    ITEM 6: Just the News reported, “Dr. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician to Presidents Obama and Trump is speaking out about his impression of Joe Biden’s physical and mental fitness for office.

    “‘The best way I can describe every time I see him is that he’s just lost,’ Jackson said.

    “‘I won’t make any particular diagnosis about dementia … but what I will say is that something is not right,’ continued the doctor, who just won a GOP congressional primary in Texas.

    “Asked whether he’s comfortable with the idea of Biden assuming the top executive position in the country, Jackson said, ‘I’m not.’

    “Jackson stresses that he hasn’t personally reviewed Biden’s medical records, but has witnessed the changes to the former vice president up-close, over time.”

  55. 2020 August 19 7:35 am
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    bc3b permalink

  56. 2020 August 19 7:43 am
    [59]
    bc3b permalink

    Tonight – All Women’s Night at the DNC (except for Tony Evers)
    * Lie-A-Watha
    * Nancy Pelosi
    * Hillary Clinton
    * Tony Evers
    * Michelle Lujan Grisham
    * Gabrielle Giffords
    * Kamala Harris
    * Barack Obama

  57. 2020 August 19 7:48 am
    [60]
    Eph permalink

    58 BC,

    Trump 48
    Biden 48

    Damn it!

    -The King

  58. 2020 August 19 8:05 am
    [61]
    mpt permalink

    I think we have a new bunkmate at the stalag:

    https://twitter.com/pdabrosca/status/1295789508223479810

    The politicians are clueless that they are playing with fire.

    I believe this is from Justrand’s neck of the woods. Go Jefferson!!!

  59. 2020 August 19 8:12 am
    [62]
    bc3b permalink

  60. 2020 August 19 8:14 am
    [63]
    bc3b permalink

    mpt #61 –

    We’ll be sleeping in 4-hour shifts in Hut 1369.

  61. 2020 August 19 8:19 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    61,

    You know if you can get past the cannibal thing there will be plenty of protein available when the riots starts. Just make sure you know what your county Prog bag limit is.

  62. 2020 August 19 8:24 am
    [65]
    drdog09 permalink

    Donald Trump, Jr. to Democrats: ‘If You Can Loot in Person, You Can Vote in Person’

    — LD lede.

  63. 2020 August 19 8:24 am
    [66]
    bc3b permalink

    Cindy McCain detailed her husband’s friendship with Joe Biden at last night’s DNC Convention:

    https://apnews.com/2ab413939e3747215da2c34dcbd323cf

    Al Bore claims Trump is putting his knee on the neck of democracy:

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/08/17/al-gore-trump-is-putting-his-knee-on-the-neck-of-american-democracy-n801012

  64. 2020 August 19 8:31 am
    [67]
    bc3b permalink

    NJ detention officer suspended for Facebook comments regarding 5-year old murdered in North Carolina:

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/19/nj-officer-suspended-for-facebook-post-about-dead-boy/

  65. 2020 August 19 8:32 am
    [68]

    McCain the vain, spouted the same old refrain,
    In the GOP’s butt he was a pain,
    When his cajones went stale ,
    And his limp willie would no longer prevail,
    The only thing left for this geriatric old fart,
    Was to whore himself like a bourbon street tart

  66. 2020 August 19 8:35 am
    [69]
    mpt permalink

    Bc3b, the story about the NJ detention officer being suspended was 180 degrees from what I anticipated when clicking on it.

  67. 2020 August 19 8:38 am
    [70]
    bc3b permalink

    More on last night at the DNC Convention:

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/08/19/morning-greatness-democrats-electrify-party-with-showcase-of-irrelevant-dinosaurs-on-day-two-of-the-dnc/

    Eph: The King can’t be happy with the way the Democratic Convention is going. Key question: will the DNC allow Slow Joe to make the acceptance speech from his basement bunker or will “Dr. Jill” make it for him?

  68. 2020 August 19 8:43 am
    [71]
    Eph permalink

    Note to Trump,

    You should personally narrate a tribute to John McCain during the RNC next week.

    BWAHAHAHAHHA

  69. 2020 August 19 8:45 am
    [72]

    Slow joe still working on his acceptance speech.

  70. 2020 August 19 8:55 am
    [74]
    drdog09 permalink

    73,

    I think the lede should be ‘stand in line for the graft’ if they wanted to report the truth.

  71. 2020 August 19 8:59 am
    [75]
    bc3b permalink

    Nick Sandmann is scheduled to appear at the RNC Convention. Hopefully the GOP will wage an all-out war on the media.

  72. 2020 August 19 9:04 am
    [77]
    drdog09 permalink

    Let us return to February 2020 if you would be so kind. Focus your mind on the death rates that were projected. Now……

    Read how flimsy the basis was for the projection —

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1294645063985836032.html

    This is the biggest statistical con in human history.

  73. 2020 August 19 9:38 am
    [78]
    JimNorCal permalink

    59, I see what you did there!

  74. 2020 August 19 9:39 am
    [79]
    JimNorCal permalink

  75. 2020 August 19 9:46 am
    [80]
    drdog09 permalink

    An interesting perspective by a Hollywood actor of a bygone era — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjRZTnES4uk&list=PLAEA1D1610EE5BAA0&index=10

  76. 2020 August 19 10:06 am
    [81]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Holy cow. Never saw this before. Is this really Joe?
    Using the N word that way?
    (One post down from this link)
    https://mobile.twitter.com/James493/status/1295696810523099136

  77. 2020 August 19 10:11 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    NorCal,

    I have seen each one of them in one fashion or another. They’re real. This is why I say that 2020 is just short of a forfeit from the Dims.

  78. 2020 August 19 10:12 am
    [83]
    drdog09 permalink

  79. 2020 August 19 10:16 am
    [84]
    drdog09 permalink

    Well Eph called it right on the Goodyear diversity flap — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/goodyear-diversity-training-zero-tolerance-maga-encourages-black-lives-matter-lgbt-pride — They’re blaming the ‘contractor’.

  80. 2020 August 19 10:19 am
    [85]
    drdog09 permalink

  81. 2020 August 19 10:28 am
    [86]
    JimNorCal permalink

    My brother says Joe using the N word is just him reading someone’s letter.
    Not Joe speaking out

  82. 2020 August 19 11:28 am
    [87]
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Cooper Tires are a recommended replacement for your Goodyear tires which now leave tread marks on that thin blue line.”
    https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=%22Cooper%20Tires%22&src=trend_click

  83. 2020 August 19 11:47 am
    [88]
    bc3b permalink

    𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓪
    @Rockprincess818
    ·
    49m
    Goodyear stock is dropping faster than a BLM activist can Loot a Target store.

    Down 5%.

  84. 2020 August 19 11:55 am
    [89]
    bc3b permalink

    MLB and NBA ratings tanking:

    https://itsgame7.com/mlb-ratings-are-worse-than-nbas-but-nobody-seems-to-care/

    The difference is that, while MLB isn’t as extreme as the NBA, its fan base is far more conservative/less extreme leftist.

  85. 2020 August 19 12:13 pm
    [90]
    Eph permalink

    BC,

    Check out the MLB standings

    Tank city all divisions.

    Even half “contendors” are giving up

  86. 2020 August 19 12:16 pm
    [91]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    Haven’t watched an inning of baseball or a period of hockey.

  87. 2020 August 19 1:21 pm
    [92]

    Another case the media will tell you just doesn’t and didn’t happen.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/man-pleads-guilty-mail-ballot-fraud-voting-dead-mother-three-elections/

  88. 2020 August 19 4:06 pm
    [93]
    bc3b permalink

    Lots of Goodyear on the blogosphere today.

  89. 2020 August 19 4:44 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Seen at Instapundit dot com

    Glenn Reynolds:A FRIEND ON FACEBOOK COMMENTS:

    I’ve talked to many people in recent months: Some who ‘refuse to consider’ themselves republican since Trump was elected into office, and others who intend to vote republican on the presidential ticket this year for the first time in their lives.

    It’s been mainly upper class wealthy whites leaving the party. Who’s replacing them? Blacks. Hispanics. Gays. Average Americans who work hard for their families and just want to be left alone to LIVE.

    Not trying to play identity politics in this post, I’ve just found it fascinating in my own communications with so many folks.

    And frankly, I’m ecstatic about this trade-off. It’s long overdue that the “party of white, wealthy men” diversify to better represent the nation as a whole.

    Just please stop exploiting your former “Republican” affiliation. The party has evolved, thankfully. Stop using your defection as some kind of “heroic” act (hysterical). You don’t fit in here anymore- YOU, in fact, have been who we’ve rejected….driven out.

    Go pander to the democrats on your own personal or professional merits, if you even possess any. If all you’ve got as your appeal is, “I used to be a republican,” it’s no wonder we’ve rejected you. We prefer talent, ideas, and passion from those we associate with.
    The GOP is transforming from an elitist to a populist party. It’s unsurprising that some elitists are uncomfortable with that, and more comfortable with the party of Hollywood, academia, and Wall Street.

  90. 2020 August 19 5:10 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Goodyear is pulling a Gillette and their weak ass public statement made things worse for them. They denied the slide came from corporate but reiterated in the same statement the substance of the slide. I suspect heads will roll over the fiasco, but could be wrong. If not, screw them. I would rather buy a tire from politically neutral Japanese company than a leftist American company.

  91. 2020 August 19 5:16 pm
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    mpt permalink

    The GOP is transforming from an elitist to a populist party. It’s unsurprising that some elitists are uncomfortable with that, and more comfortable with the party of Hollywood, academia, and Wall Street.

    This can’t happen fast enough. I would trade a single conservative person of any race or creed over a hundred John Kasichs.

  92. 2020 August 19 6:44 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “The GOP is transforming from an elitist to a populist party. It’s unsurprising that some elitists are uncomfortable with that, and more comfortable with the party of Hollywood, academia, and Wall Street.”

    Of course they are. Guys like George Will and that ilk prefer diving into the shrimp bowl at a WaPo party than having to split the bill of pulled pork and kielbasa down at Bubba’s Smokehouse and Beer Emporiun, even if they have a drive up window.

  93. 2020 August 19 6:50 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    ” I suspect heads will roll over the fiasco, but could be wrong. If not, screw them. I would rather buy a tire from politically neutral Japanese company than a leftist American company.”

    Why is it that American corporate types can’t take responsibility? Why can’t Rich Kramer just call a news conference, say “I as head of this organization take full responsibility and I F’d up. I will see to a correction and it will be public. In addition I am calling for a special vote. If the shareholders wish to have me replaced I will step down.” The usual ‘We take your ____________ very seriously….” has become the vernacular of a corporate middle finger.

  94. 2020 August 19 7:01 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    By the way, my wife asked me today what it takes to vote. I told her. I asked who she was going to vote for and she looked at me “There is only one choice, Trump.” She is a naturalized citizen and been here 18 years and this is the first time she has ever expressed an interest in voting in an American election.

    It seems everyone in the Russian community is going Trump according to SO.

  95. 2020 August 19 7:02 pm
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    ” It’s long overdue that the “party of white, wealthy men” diversify to better represent the nation as a whole.”

    That shit’s been bs since the late 80’s early 90’s when the role reversal started in earnest, I don’t know why people least of a R’s repeat it like it’s still a thing (any more than rich elitists running both parties).

  96. 2020 August 19 7:02 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Oh and 100. Or so I thought 🙂

  97. 2020 August 19 7:04 pm
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    95 – They need to get fucked regardless of what they do at this point, anyone who even flurts with wokeism needs to be shunned to the extent possible.

  98. 2020 August 19 7:28 pm
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    mpt permalink

    After day three of the DNC “virtual” convention fiasco, I really hope the RNC takes a much different path. Do one day of party business, outside the media view who will just jeer anyway. Then on day two, a 2 to 3 hour public broadcast of the most talented public speakers the GOP can gather to skewer the Donks and make them own the lockdowns and BLM violence, culiminated by a 30 minute Trump speech. The public would appreciate the brevity and the directness.

  99. 2020 August 19 7:41 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well Tim’s former sidekick now has his own podcast — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd3nbMIUrP0

  100. 2020 August 19 7:42 pm
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    Eph permalink

    “I would rather buy a tire from politically neutral Japanese company than a leftist American company.”

    Ill take a rice cooker over a union asshole anyday

  101. 2020 August 19 8:47 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Has anyone else seen this? I bet it’s legit but I admit I haven’t dug in and checked it out.

    #RoofKorean

  102. 2020 August 19 9:35 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Things are going from bad to worse for Goodyear. A local newstation was given audio from the diversity training meeting with workers jeering the announcement regarding what was allowed and disallowed.

    https://www.wibw.com/2020/08/19/new-audio-from-the-goodyear-training-on-their-zero-tolerance-policy/

    If politics was causing problems these idiots should have just banished all political stuff from the workplace and be done with it. Choosing sides was just idiotic.

  103. 2020 August 19 9:44 pm
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    Eph permalink

    108

    I can’t imagine what this is going to cost them

  104. 2020 August 20 3:46 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Sure it was a publicity stunt — https://ussanews.com/News1/2020/08/19/oregon-dem-lawmaker-chains-himself-to-a-mailbox-in-order-to-defend-it-from-trump-administration/ — But it goes to show how deranged the Woke crowd is.

    Sad bit, he’s a CongressCritter so we are paying for his privilege.

  105. 2020 August 20 3:47 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Eph,

    Goodyear tires may be a good buy when they are in the discount bin 6,7 weeks from now.

  106. 2020 August 20 4:04 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Being a boatie I found this interesting — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL-gC0wOg_Q — But what is really interesting is the engineering shown in this video. Those Victorians had grit. The aqueduct would have been the equivalent to a moon shot effort. Plus the dynamic nature of the early industrial revolution, betting that the economics of a 10yr effort would pay off in moving the raw materials to the mills.

  107. 2020 August 20 6:44 am
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    The goodyear rank and file may be on the horns of a delima , they may support trump, but a trump boycott could cost them their jobs. What to do, what to do.

  108. 2020 August 20 8:26 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    IP, that’s a good point.
    Goodyear CEO, renounce the policy!
    Do it for the childrenxxxxxxxx workers!

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