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Old 06.07.2020, 12:08
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Kanye?

The self-proclaimed "greatest living rockstar on the planet" who can't even hit the pitch?

I bet after this performance Kanye wished he'd never been born (the debacle starts ~55sec into the clip).
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Old 06.07.2020, 13:03
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Kanye?

The self-proclaimed "greatest living rockstar on the planet" who can't even hit the pitch?

I bet after this performance Kanye wished he'd never been born (the debacle starts ~55sec into the clip).
Painful. I can see why he got the audience to sing much of it.
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Old 06.07.2020, 13:30
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Given the dearth of electable alternatives, I wouldn't bet on that, though Kanye West has thrown his hat into the ring.

And people complain about Melanija as FLOTUS, just immagine Kim Carcrashian as FLOTUS!

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People shouldn't freak out too much about Kanye as a candidate, although it's kind of fun to ponder. He'd have to run as an independent or write-in at this stage, as it's too late for him to get enough votes from either party at their respective conventions (based on the primaries already held).

Also the rules for presidential ballot access vary from state to state. If a candidate doesn't have a well-organized team, meeting all of those requirements is not easy, particularly obtaining enough valid signatures.

The deadline to file as an independent has already passed in 5 states (IN, ME, NC, NY and TX). Combined those states account for 91 Electoral College votes that Kanye simply would not be eligible to receive. A few other states have deadlines coming up by the end of this month (FL, MI, MO, OK, SC, WV). These states combine for an additional 75 EC votes.

By the way, this little detail would also affect any unity ticket that wanted to try and pop up now. If you're automatically ineligible to receive 30% of the EC votes out of the gate, good luck!

Even as a write-in, Kanye would have to meet certain filing requirements. Nine states don't even allow write-ins for president (AR, HI, LA, MS, NV, NM, OK, SC, SD) and those 9 account for 53 EC votes (nearly 10%).

In other words, he might be a fun distraction for the media and for people who don't know how presidential elections work, but he's not a serious candidate, at least this time around.

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Old 06.07.2020, 16:55
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People shouldn't freak out too much about Kanye as a candidate, although it's kind of fun to ponder. He'd have to run as an independent or write-in at this stage, as it's too late for him to get enough votes from either party at their respective conventions (based on the primaries already held).

Also the rules for presidential ballot access vary from state to state. If a candidate doesn't have a well-organized team, meeting all of those requirements is not easy, particularly obtaining enough valid signatures.

The deadline to file as an independent has already passed in 5 states (IN, ME, NC, NY and TX). Combined those states account for 91 Electoral College votes that Kanye simply would not be eligible to receive. A few other states have deadlines coming up by the end of this month (FL, MI, MO, OK, SC, WV). These states combine for an additional 75 EC votes.

By the way, this little detail would also affect any unity ticket that wanted to try and pop up now. If you're automatically ineligible to receive 30% of the EC votes out of the gate, good luck!

Even as a write-in, Kanye would have to meet certain filing requirements. Nine states don't even allow write-ins for president (AR, HI, LA, MS, NV, NM, OK, SC, SD) and those 9 account for 53 EC votes (nearly 10%).

In other words, he might be a fun distraction for the media and for people who don't know how presidential elections work, but he's not a serious candidate, at least this time around.

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We can live in hope that half of Trump's brainiac base will write Kanye in anyway, permitted or not, registered or unregistered... Kanye's a fan of Trump, so they'd be doing their hero 45 a favour, right?!??!
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Signing orders to move forward with the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines in the Oval Office.
Now three and a half years later Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, has ruled the Dakota Access pipeline must be shut down due to violation of environmental laws during construction.
Trump's executive orders are not superior to the law.
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Signing orders to move forward with the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines in the Oval Office.
Now three and a half years later Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, has ruled the Dakota Access pipeline must be shut down due to violation of environmental laws during construction.
Trump's executive orders are not superior to the law.
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So both pipelines in trouble.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Rats leaving the sinking ship
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Kanye West, who has been a supporter of President Trump, said in a new interview that he is “taking the red hat off” with his own bid for the White House.

“It looks like one big mess to me,” he said, adding that “I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”

BTW, from Johns Hopkins University
Yesterday, the US reported 60,021 new confirmed cases and 1,195 deaths.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

After the shocking report yesterday of nearly 1,200 COVID-19 deaths, Spanky deleted both his tweet from yesterday and its retweet today falsely claiming a ten-fold decrease in such deaths.
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Meanwhile, the bullies win again.
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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, is retiring from the US Army after more than 21 years of military service because he determined that his future in the armed forces "will forever be limited" due to political retaliation by the President and his allies, his lawyer told CNN Wednesday.

He also said "The President of the United States attempted to force LTC Vindman to choose: Between adhering to the law or pleasing a President. Between honoring his oath or protecting his career. Between protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers"
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One factor in his decision was his belief that if the Pentagon sent a list of promotions for approval and his name was on it then the list would be blocked. He did not want to obstruct the promotions of his colleagues.

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"Merkel says pandemic reveals limits of 'fact-denying populism'. Without naming any specific nations, Merkel said: “We are seeing at the moment that the pandemic can't be fought with lies and disinformation, and neither can it be with hatred and agitation.”
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After the shocking report yesterday of nearly 1,200 COVID-19 deaths, Spanky deleted both his tweet from yesterday and its retweet today falsely claiming a ten-fold decrease in such deaths.
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Meanwhile, the bullies win again.


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One factor in his decision was his belief that if the Pentagon sent a list of promotions for approval and his name was on it then the list would be blocked. He did not want to obstruct the promotions of his colleagues.

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"Merkel says pandemic reveals limits of 'fact-denying populism'. Without naming any specific nations, Merkel said: “We are seeing at the moment that the pandemic can't be fought with lies and disinformation, and neither can it be with hatred and agitation.”
Glad she empathizes with the Chinese doctors who tried to warn the world.
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Interesting times.
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The Democratic mayor of Houston on Wednesday stopped the Texas Republican Party from holding its state convention in-person next week amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
Wonder if he can make his decision stick and how will Spanky react.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Kayne West running for President. What behind this??
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Kayne West running for President. What behind this??
Yeah - I saw that! I wonder if it is meant genuinely, though.
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Doesn't matter, he will just take votes away from Trump
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Take cover, Trump sh#t tweet storm approaching.
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The Supreme Court in a 7-2 split decision on Thursday granted New York state prosecutors access to President Trump’s tax returns.

The justices upheld a Manhattan district attorney subpoena for eight years of Trump’s financial documents, including his personal and corporate tax returns.
“In our judicial system, ‘the public has a right to every man’s evidence,’” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority. “Since the earliest days of the Republic, ‘everyman’ has included the President of the United States.”

Roberts’ opinion siding with New York prosecutors was joined by the court’s liberal wing, as well as Trump’s two nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
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They denied the House subpoenas for his financial records, also by 7-2.

Edit; Despite these decisions, they sent both cases back to lower courts for review so delaying Trump having to hand over his financial records.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a large swath of Oklahoma belongs to Native American tribes in a huge win for a reservation that challenged the state's authority to prosecute crimes on its land.

In the 5-4 decision, the majority ruled that the disputed area covering roughly half of the state and most of the city of Tulsa belongs to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
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I foresee other tribes reviewing their land records
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They denied the House subpoenas for his financial records, also by 7-2.

Edit; Despite these decisions, they sent both cases back to lower courts for review so delaying Trump having to hand over his financial records.
Hardly a surprise to anyone who can read a bit of legal work. Good to see that the orange clown's idea of appointing "my" justices who then simply decide in his favor is not working.
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Well, let's see how this plays out. When the Lakota won on the illegal "annexation" of the Black Hills and got a huge pile of money to make up for it, they took the position of "we don't want the money, we want the land back" - and now the money sits in an escrow account and the Lakota still sit on a piece of desert littered with beer cans (officially known as the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation).

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Kayne West running for President. What behind this??
His persistent need for attention.
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Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower NY is nearly finished.
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