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firejuggler 2020-11-07 18:13

US election Pool 2024
 
Just kidding. 2016-2020 has been a been like a bad dream. Let's see if Joe is less incendary than Donald.

The Carnivore 2020-11-07 18:25

Maybe Trump will pull a Grover Cleveland, run again in 2024, and win:
[url]https://fox17.com/news/local/trump-2024-president-donald-trump-could-become-first-since-1848-to-run-again-if-bid-fails-election-2020-joe-biden-vote-martin-van-buren-theodore-franklin-roosevelt[/url]

rogue 2020-11-07 18:28

Since election day Biden has been fairly positive even though he was behind on election night. He has talked about "us" as in all Americans.

Trump, on the other hand, has been tossing out numerous conspiracy theories and lies.

Regarding moving forward I know that Biden will make an effort to work with Republicans. I am not saying that he will be successful, but at least he will try. Trump would start a dumpster fire. Don Jr has already suggested that the country go to war to keep his father in power. IMO that is treason.

storm5510 2020-11-08 01:03

[QUOTE=The Carnivore;562548]Maybe Trump will pull a Grover Cleveland, run again in 2024, and win:..[/QUOTE]

[U]If[/U] he lives that long. Despite his claims of being healthy, I do not see how that could be possible. He is majorly overweight and his flush face indicates high blood pressure. He is a dumpster-fire waiting for a match to light it.

xilman 2020-11-08 01:33

[QUOTE=storm5510;562585][U]If[/U] he lives that long. Despite his claims of being healthy, I do not see how that could be possible. He is majorly overweight and his flush face indicates high blood pressure. He is a dumpster-fire waiting for a match to light it.[/QUOTE]

He is bigly overweight and his flush face indicates high blood pressure.

Fixed that for you. I will waive my normal proo-freadiong fees under the circumstances.

moebius 2020-11-08 01:36

[QUOTE=storm5510;562585][U]If[/U] he lives that long. Despite his claims of being healthy, I do not see how that could be possible. He is majorly overweight and his flush face indicates high blood pressure. He is a dumpster-fire waiting for a match to light it.[/QUOTE]I don't want to attack you, but Biden also looks like he's only doing it for 2 years. However, a possibility to bring a black woman into office.

storm5510 2020-11-08 19:01

[QUOTE=moebius;562595]I don't want to attack you, but Biden also looks like he's only doing it for 2 years. However, a possibility to bring a black woman into office.[/QUOTE]

No attack taken. Biden is 78 years old. He gives the appearance of someone taking much better care of himself. If he would have had any chronic health issues, I don't believe he would have ran. He may not run again in '24. By then, he will be 82. That job tends to be very hard on the person doing it.

xilman 2020-11-08 19:55

[QUOTE=storm5510;562653]No attack taken. Biden is 78 years old. He gives the appearance of someone taking much better care of himself. If he would have had any chronic health issues, I don't believe he would have ran. He may not run again in '24. By then, he will be 82. That job tends to be very hard on the person doing it.[/QUOTE]William Gladstone managed to become head of government at the age of 82 but he was rather an exception.

M344587487 2020-11-09 10:01

Even if good health lets you rack up the years where you're active there comes a point where you fall off a cliff in terms of being physically capable. In my experience it's normally early 80's, even if your mind is still firing on all cylinders for a decade after that your body has started to shut up shop.

storm5510 2020-11-09 16:35

[QUOTE=M344587487;562697]Even if good health lets you rack up the years where you're active there comes a point where you fall off a cliff in terms of being physically capable. In my experience it's normally early 80's, even if your mind is still firing on all cylinders for a decade after that your body has started to shut up shop.[/QUOTE]

The above pretty much describes my father. His physical slide began in 2006 at age 83. His mind was still clear. He continued to read the local newspaper front to back every day as he had done for decades, and could recall things he had read months before. He passed away in 2011 after a short battle with cancer. He was 87. His mother lived to be 94. He had an aunt who passed away a 103.

The vast majority of the obituaries I see are for people in their late 70's or early 80's. Sometimes I wonder if a person's brain controls this shutdown process, to a point. We are all biological machines. Machines always wear out.

xilman 2020-11-09 19:53

[QUOTE=storm5510;562731]Machines always wear out.[/QUOTE]

Without regular maintenance.

I see no reason why our presently pitiful level of medical technology must continue into the indefinite future.

Dr Sardonicus 2020-11-10 00:35

[QUOTE=The Carnivore;562548]Maybe Trump will pull a Grover Cleveland, run again in 2024, and win:
<snip>[/QUOTE]
It would be a fun campaign if he were on an extended visit to Ossining.

storm5510 2020-11-10 15:59

[QUOTE=Dr Sardonicus;562774]It would be a fun campaign if he were on an extended visit to Ossining.[/QUOTE]

Ossining. A community in New York State. I take it that there is something special about it?

ldesnogu 2020-11-10 16:43

[QUOTE=storm5510;562830]Ossining. A community in New York State. I take it that there is something special about it?[/QUOTE]
I was wondering too. And I think I found: the Sing Sing prison.

Dr Sardonicus 2020-11-10 17:13

[QUOTE=ldesnogu;562835][QUOTE=storm5510;562830]Ossining. A community in New York State. I take it that there is something special about it?[/QUOTE]
I was wondering too. And I think I found: the Sing Sing prison.[/QUOTE]Bingo!

It seems the name comes from an aboriginal American name (variously transliterated) that rhymes with "sing sing" and means "stone on stone." There is (or was) a quarry there. The village was named Sing Sing, but after the residents got tired of their town being identified with the prison, they changed its name to Ossining. Alas, the prison's name was subsequently changed to "Ossining Correctional Facility" but, fortunately, the name Sing Sing has stuck to the prison.

Its location gave rise to the expression "up the river" for prison.

storm5510 2020-11-11 01:27

[QUOTE=ldesnogu;562835][COLOR=Gray]I was wondering too. And I think I found: the[/COLOR] Sing Sing prison.[/QUOTE]

Ah! Now I get it. People living in that area would talk about Sing Sing like folks in my area would talk about Michigan City (IN) or Eddyville (KY). There's also the federal in Terre Haute, IN.

Sorry for going off-topic. :blush:


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