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Thursday, January 30, 2020

In the minute-long ad, which the campaign released on Thursday, Calandrian Kemp tells the story of her son, George Kemp Jr., as the camera pans across childhood pictures of George in football gear. He was shot and killed in 2013 during an altercation while he was at mechanic school; he was 20.

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He is using a tragedy to get elected. Typical.

I would love to see the root causes of violence in the US addressed, but that will never happen.

If you ever see pictures of Mr. Bloomberg in public he usually has about 6 minders protecting him. Dollars to Donuts they are all armed, which is fine for him, but heavens, not for the general populace.

There is a constant assault on the Bill of Rights from all sides of the political spectrum. Once you surrender a Right, you'll never get it back.

#1 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-01-30 02:13 PM | Reply

Once you surrender a Right, you'll never get it back.

#1 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-01-30 02:13 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

No reason to surrender the 2nd Amendment Right.

Every reason for supporters of the 2nd Amendment to step up to the plate at last and help navigate a way out of this mess. You'd think they'd be on the lead on this subject and do something except support a National Rifle Association corrupt with Russians.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-30 02:26 PM | Reply

He is using a tragedy to get elected. Typical.

#1 | Posted by DMTDust at

Tragedies don't move Republicans unless it's happening to them.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-30 02:27 PM | Reply

I thought he was all about the climate? He's going to spend $11 million on this instead?

I'm not bagging on him.

But anybody who celebrates this can shut their piehole before they whine about money in politics.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-30 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am a left leaning Anarchist for the last 42 years, hardly a Republican. I watch the populace get played from both sides of the corporate party, much like the discussions here, and weep. Think it through, please. Don't let "popular" opinion lead you, or some talking head on your echo chamber of choice.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

No truer words.

#5 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-01-30 02:34 PM | Reply

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin
No truer words.
#5 | Posted by DMTDust

Cold comfort for a parent whose child is gunned down.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 03:38 PM | Reply

I just want to watch and enjoy the game but now I've got to be preached at by some leftwing politician with too much money on his hands?

This is why so many people hate the cultural left. They insert their politics into everything.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-30 03:47 PM | Reply

I just want to watch and enjoy the game but now I've got to be preached at by some leftwing politician with too much money on his hands?
This is why so many people hate the cultural left. They insert their politics into everything.
#7 | Posted by JeffJ

www.politico.com

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is planning to drop $10 million to advertise during the Super Bowl, the start of a massive election-year spending spree that will intensify over the coming months, according to four people briefed on the plans.

Jeff, you are quickly becoming a joke.

#8 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 03:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Indeed, but the chance of being shot in school is somewhere below that of being struck by lightning.

What drives these tragedies isn't weapons/guns, as an example Timothy McVeigh used diesel and fertilizer to do the deed in Oklahoma City, and the most terrible loss of life in a school slaughter had nothing to do with guns: en.wikipedia.org ...

Address the root causes, and these trends will lessen. Deaths by firearms in the US has been in steady decline for 40 some years. Look it up.

#9 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-01-30 04:11 PM | Reply

"I thought he was all about the climate? He's going to spend $11 million on this instead?"

If you view this President as a real impediment to progress on the environment then the money is a necessary evil in that first you need to remove this President before you can get our government on board with the rest of the world in dealing with climate change. It isn't as if Trump hasn't shown his opposition to doing anything, he pulled out of the Paris Agreement, and he wants more offshore drilling, more fracking, he seems antagonistic to alternative energy sources, I would have to say that it seems logical, if you want to really deal with climate change we need a new President and in today's political world it takes money to accomplish that.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-30 04:11 PM | Reply

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You're allowed any justification here you want. Even if it's so simple as this..."money is fine, doesn't matter where it comes from, nor how much...as long as it's being used to further an agenda I agree with...then billionaires are invited and they can't bring their checkbooks. If it's for something I disagree with...then it's all dirty, corrupt, and I'm going to pretend the system has to change".

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-30 04:16 PM | Reply

"Deaths by firearms in the US has been in steady decline for 40 some years."

^
Disappointed that someone named DMTDust would be out of touch with reality, but I guess it's in the name.

Meanwhile, back in reality:

In 2017, gun deaths reached their highest level since 1968 with 39,773 deaths by firearm, of which 23,854 were by suicide and 14,542 were homicides. The rate of firearm deaths per100,000people rose from 10.3 per100,000in 1999 to 12 per100,000in 2017, with 109 people dying per day.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-30 04:16 PM | Reply

BTW, what's $11 million going to get you this year? 10 minutes?

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-30 04:17 PM | Reply

Once you surrender a Right, you'll never get it back.

Good thing personal firearm ownership was never a right to begin with until the Federalist Society started grooming young lawyers to think it was and finally stacked the SC with enough true believers to overturn hundreds of years of precedent.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-30 04:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is planning to drop $10 million to advertise during the Super Bowl, the start of a massive election-year spending spree that will intensify over the coming months, according to four people briefed on the plans.

Jeff, you are quickly becoming a joke.

#8 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

That bothers me just as much as the Bloomberg thing. Unlike you, I'm consistent.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-30 04:28 PM | Reply

Jeff, RCADE posted this thread. This wasn't posted by a rightie to hypocritically whine about money in politics.

Truth and Danni can't help admitting they really don't care about money in politics....it's about the message and if they agree with it.

If they do? then let the billionaires do what they want.

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-30 04:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That bothers me just as much as the Bloomberg thing. Unlike you, I'm consistent.

Then why were you attacking "the cultural left" for "inserting their politics" into your precious football game?

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-30 04:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Truth and Danni can't help admitting they really don't care about money in politics....it's about the message and if they agree with it.
If they do? then let the billionaires do what they want.
#16 | Posted by eberly a

--------, I just pointed out Jeff's blatant hypocrisy, nothing more, nothing less.

#18 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 04:42 PM | Reply

Unlike you, I'm consistent.
#15 | Posted by JeffJ

Unlike you I don't watch the commercials.

#19 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 04:42 PM | Reply

We'll just ignore this then?

www.law.cornell.edu

#20 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-01-30 04:43 PM | Reply

#20 The only person ignoring anything is you as to the first thirteen words of the 2nd Amendment, along with over a century of Supreme and Appeals Court precedent.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-30 04:45 PM | Reply

--------, I just pointed out Jeff's blatant hypocrisy, nothing more, nothing less.

#18 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

What hypocrisy?

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-30 04:45 PM | Reply

Then why were you attacking "the cultural left" for "inserting their politics" into your precious football game?

#17 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2020-01-30 04:39 PM

Because the cultural left either inserts politics or attempts to politicize pretty much everything. This is just another example of that.

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-30 04:47 PM | Reply

Lol.

Jeff is just braindead now.

#24 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-30 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What hypocrisy?
#22 | Posted by JeffJ a

"This is why so many people hate the cultural left. They insert their politics into everything."

You can't see it? It's right there! in black and white!

#25 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 04:48 PM | Reply

#23 Let me spell this out for you.

You attacked "the cultural left" for "inserting their politics into everything" because a Democrat is airing a Super Bowl ad.

It was then pointed out to you that Donald Trump is also airing a Super Bowl ad.

Therefore, insertion of politics into the Super Bowl is not a problem of "the cultural left."

Cue some stupid deflection.

#26 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-30 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I find the most powerful 3 words of the Constitution are

"We the people.."

If you don't understand what that means you are hopeless.

#27 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 04:49 PM | Reply

But anybody who celebrates this can shut their piehole before they whine about money in politics.

#4 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2020-01-30 02:32 PM | REPLY

And anyone who thinks money=speech should celebrate Bloomberg's decision to "speak" $2 billion of his own money in the 2020 election.

I'll bet Trump wishes he had $2 billion.

#28 | Posted by anton at 2020-01-30 04:55 PM | Reply

Because the cultural left either inserts politics or attempts to politicize pretty much everything. This is just another example of that.

#23 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2020-01-30 04:47 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Seriously? The "cultural left" (whoever THEY are) does this? Have you ever listened to conservative talk radio or watched Fox News after 4:00 p.m.?Everything negative that happens anywhere in the country is because of liberalism.

Some kid doesn't make his bed? Liberalism's fault.
Some college student does something asisine? Liberalism's fault.
Someone gets murdered somewhere? Liberalism's fault.
Someone yells at a police officer? Liberalism's fault.

#29 | Posted by anton at 2020-01-30 05:00 PM | Reply

"Because the cultural left either inserts politics or attempts to politicize pretty much everything."

^
It really broke you, when you lost the War on Christmas.
Get well soon!

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-30 05:08 PM | Reply

Turn on any reward show and you are treated non-stop to leftwing pablum, which is why Gervais was so refreshing.

Movies are becoming increasingly left-wing preachy.

Pop culture is FAR more left-wing than right and we are inundated with it nonstop.

You all can stop with the false equivalencies. It's in our public schools. It's in academia and our universities. Heck, even corporate culture embraces it as a form of SJW insurance. Notice how Apple escapes the ire of the left when it uses slave labor overseas?

It's why Chic Fit-A made its sudden change. Barfing out LW nonsense inoculates companies from the SJW mob.

#31 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-30 05:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Comparing a super bowl ad to a super bowl ad is now a "false equivalency."

Just LMAO

#32 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-30 05:13 PM | Reply

It really broke you, when you lost the War on Christmas.
Get well soon!
#30 | Posted by snoofy

Leave Jeff be, he saw some ----, man, at the Battle of Auntie Em.

#33 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 05:15 PM | Reply

Jeff's PTSJWD is pretty darn bad!

#34 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-30 05:16 PM | Reply

Leave Jeff be, he saw some ----, man, at the Battle of Auntie Em.

POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS AT 2020-01-30 05:15 PM | REPLY

You mean his battle with Auntie Mental Enema huh??

#35 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-30 05:19 PM | Reply

#34 Good one!

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-30 05:29 PM | Reply

First 13 words indeed: www.youtube.com
Good luck: www.youtube.com

#37 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-01-30 05:58 PM | Reply

With false equivalence I was talking about left wing pablum infecting every corner of our lives vs the easily avoidable pockets of RW preaching. Yeah, I guess if you're waiting at the dealership for an oil change and they have Fox News blaring in the waiting room.....other than that it's easily avoidable.

#38 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-30 06:24 PM | Reply

This is why so many people hate the cultural left. They insert their politics into everything.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ

LOL as if the ------------ 'Murca! fest that is every single sporting event isn't the insertion of politics into everything?

#39 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-30 06:39 PM | Reply

This is why so many people hate the cultural left. They insert their politics into everything.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ

Says the guy who supported Kavanaugh in large part to inject politics into a woman's right to a legal safe abortion. GMAFB

#40 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-30 06:49 PM | Reply

"With false equivalence I was talking about left wing pablum infecting every corner of our lives vs the easily avoidable pockets of RW preaching."

Which one is it when the President attends an anti-abortion rally?

"Yeah, I guess if you're waiting at the dealership for an oil change and they have Fox News blaring in the waiting room.....other than that it's easily avoidable."

So if you don't venture out in public, it's easily avoidable.
If you don't want an abortion, then you can easily avoid all the roadblocks the GOP put in place.
And if you want to vote, GOP disenfranchisement only happens in certain pockets, like Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

You equate curtailment of rights with having to know transgender people exist, and use bathrooms.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-30 06:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

LOL as if the ------------ 'Murca! fest that is every single sporting event isn't the insertion of politics into everything?

#39 | POSTED BY JPW

I didn't realize that our National Anthem is insufferable RW cultural politics.

#42 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-31 08:58 AM | Reply

Don't be obtuse.

It's hardly just our national anthem.

It's Murica! complete with flyovers, fake weeping as we trot out the next veteran pawn and their family with tacky big screen displays of somethinging eagles (roaring? Cawing? Vocalizing?) and giant waving flags.

You know, the recruitment event the military pays good money for it to be...

#43 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-31 09:47 AM | Reply

JPW's right. American sports have been infiltrated with rightwing nonsense for decades. A Dem buys a ------- commercial and Jeff goes ballistic. Just more proof that when rightwingers call people "snowflakes" they are absolutely projecting.

#44 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-31 10:07 AM | Reply

--I didn't realize that our National Anthem is insufferable RW cultural politics.

Leftists would prefer to replace it with this:

www.youtube.com

#45 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-31 10:10 AM | Reply

#43 | POSTED BY JPW

MLB and NHL have camo unis now, ferfooksake.

#46 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2020-01-31 10:36 AM | Reply

"Tragedies don't move Republicans unless it's happening to them."

This is why Liberals have become so clown-like these days. There have been articles of illegal immigrants killing (or raping) citizens and their family makes public statements about the tragedy. Liberals STILL try to make sure illegals can come to our country as much as possible. So, yes, Reps ignore tragedies that don't fit their agendas. And there is ample evidence that Dems do it all the time, too. So don't try to spread hate by using hypocrisy. Eventually one day this has got to end and we all start recognizing our own party's shortcomings objectively. Right now, the only people who understands a party's shortcomings is the other party and it's sad.

#47 | Posted by humtake at 2020-01-31 12:55 PM | Reply

I've made it very clear what I'm talking about.

Again, I didn't realize a flyover or honoring a vet was insufferable right wing cultural politics.

#48 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-31 01:39 PM | Reply

There have been articles of illegal immigrants killing (or raping) citizens and their family makes public statements about the tragedy.

The vast majority of rapes and killing in this country is committed by home-grown American citizens. Why should we lose our **** over the few that are committed by "illegal immigrants" any more than the others?

#49 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-01-31 04:10 PM | Reply

Leftists would prefer to replace it with this:
www.youtube.com

#45 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Good one nulli! You've been really original and on point these past few days!

#50 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-31 07:23 PM | Reply

Again, I didn't realize a flyover or honoring a vet was insufferable right wing cultural politics.

#48 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Oh c'mon. It's known the events are paid for recruitment events, Jeff.

Stop acting as if any of that is anything more than a show.

#51 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-31 07:24 PM | Reply

Stop acting as if any of that is anything more than a show.

#51 | POSTED BY JPW

You've got to admit, it's a match made in heaven.
The flyovers, the bad ass commercials, the target audience, etc

The nfl gets to double dip on the taxpayer. We pay for stadiums/security and the military advertising.

#52 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-01-31 09:35 PM | Reply

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