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1 minute ago, The General said:

It is just 40 unedited seconds of Fox News teasing Chris Wallace's interview with Don this weekend.

:shrug:

I’ll click your links but I Xd out as soon as I saw lincoln project . Might as well post Kyle Griffin tweets

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1 minute ago, HellToupee said:

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I’ll click your links but I Xd out as soon as I saw lincoln project . Might as well post Kyle Griffin tweets

I saw it retweeted on Rex Chapman's feed didn't even notice it was posted by Lincoln project. 

Just checked Foxnews.com and it's top of their site.

Have noticed like Drudge, Fox seems to be taking shots at Don more lately. Not to the extent of Drudge but still shots.

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11 hours ago, msudaisy26 said:

I don't think you know how math works. There are 3300 robberies on average a day in the US. Florida is averaging around 10k of Covid a day right now. How is it more likely you will be robbed then get Covid?

 

2 hours ago, knowledge dropper said:

3300 * 1% = 33

Try again?

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57 minutes ago, The General said:

Have noticed like Drudge, Fox seems to be taking shots at Don more lately. Not to the extent of Drudge but still shots.

All the forces of evil are coalescing to try to take Donald down. It’s never been more important  to be a digital soldier

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21 minutes ago, knowledge dropper said:

Ha. Got your #’s backward.  100 possibly deadly cases a day.  Opie is probably still safer at a Florida Tiki Bar based on his demographic than trying to ask for directions to his polling location in urban Chicago.  

Why would he be asking for a polling place in Chicago? That's not where he lives. It's been made clear that going to a big city is too terrifying a prospect to ever contemplate. Those places are hell holes!

 

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1 minute ago, The Lost One said:

Vacation?  For speaking truth?  Oh I see, just like Trump, if I say something he wouldn't like, I'm out. LoL!

True or not true calling others here sheep or the POTUS a moron don’t really fly.  I’m not reporting you, as reporting isn’t my thing.  But typically either one of those things will get you a vacation.  🤷‍♂️

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On 7/17/2020 at 4:41 PM, The General said:

Personally I didn’t have issue when people called it the Wuhan. I changed my mind when Asian people I work with told me they started having people they knew getting yelled at to leave the country and the like.

Seemed liked the least I could do was call it something else if that helped.

My issue with the phrase "it's a Chinese Virus" and the defense of it that it somehow merely accurately describes a virus is that it flies in the face of general grammatic principles. While I recognize that Trump in his tweets will capitalize words to add stress to them and otherwise ignore that it isn't proper grammar and, as such, maybe those rules just don't apply anymore, when one double capitalizes "Chinese Virus" it forms it into a title. In doing so it's not longer descriptive. Furthermore, the proper article in the sentence before the title should be "the" and not "a" since the double capitilization has taken it from a descriptive phrase to a title. 

For example, phrases like "Asian food" or "German beer" are properly descriptive and I can't see any issues with them. I also didn't initially see any issue with the early use of "Wuhan coronavirus" since it's probably not uncommon for such titles to be given based on the place where the virus was first documented. But, as explained ad nauseam, the title "Covid-19" was assigned pretty early on, it's commonly accepted, and, as such, I think one can reasonably deduce that the use of another word to refer to "Covid-19" is intentional. 

Trump's "Chinese Virus" (and its use by others) it two-fold problematic. One, it's grammatically a title and therefore not a mere descriptor, and two it's use is blatantly intentional since there were other commonly accepted names. I think the only reasonable deduction when hearing someone (e.g. Trump) use the phrase is that it's being used to be intentionally inflammatory. 

Finally, as others have pointed out, it just seems so silly to me when there other very viable and usable terms for things to just just use them when an immutable group of people says, "hey, can you not use that term?" It's like calling a guy named Joseph "Joey" after being asked not to. Yeah, arguably there isn't something wrong with "Joey" and we'll even assume arguendo that Joseph is being a bit sensitive, but so what? How ####### hard is it to just use Joseph. Similarly, even assuming there's no ill intent in the use of "Chinese Virus," how ####### hard is it to just use "coronavirus" or "covid-19" or "this annoying virus that has shut down my favorite restaurant" or whatever. 

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15 minutes ago, whoknew said:

Rough interview for Trump with Chris Wallace.

Wat?? He owned Wallace, you see how he proved him wrong on the deaths?? Fake news and showed him that Fox is no longer worth watching and that Wallace is nice to the Libs. True Alpha behavior shown during that interview, minus the sweating of course...

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1 minute ago, AAABatteries said:

This is the real reason he has talked crap about Fox lately.  They aren’t allowing all of his lies to go unchecked.

Wallace isn't.  The opinion side of FoxNews will let anything slide.  The News division has been pretty straightforward in their coverage for a while.

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33 minutes ago, Zow said:

My issue with the phrase "it's a Chinese Virus" and the defense of it that it somehow merely accurately descriptive of a virus is that it flies in the face of general grammatic principles. While I recognize that Trump in his tweets will capitalize words to add stress to them and otherwise ignore that it isn't proper grammar and, as such, maybe those rules just don't apply anymore, when one double capitalizes "Chinese Virus" it forms it into a title. In doing so it's not longer descriptive. Furthermore, the proper article in the sentence before the title should be "the" and not "a" since the double capitilization has taken it from a descriptive phrase to a title. 

For example, phrases "Asian food" or "German beer" are properly descriptive and I can't see any issues with them. I also didn't initially see any issue with the early use of "Wuhan coronavirus" since it's probably not uncommon from such titles to be given placed on the place where the virus was first documented. But, as explained ad nauseam, the title "Covid-19" was assigned pretty early on, it's commonly accepted, and, as such, I think one can reasonably deduce that the use of another word to refer to "Covid-19" is intentional. 

Trump's "Chinese Virus" (and its use by others) it two-fold problematic. One, it's grammatically a title and therefore not a mere descriptor, and two it's use is blatantly intentional since there were other commonly accepted names. I think the only reasonable deduction when hearing someone (e.g. Trump) use the phrase is that it's being used to be intentionally inflammatory. 

Finally, as others have pointed out, it just seems so silly to me when there other very viable and usable terms for things to just just use them when an immutable group of people says, "hey, can you not use that term?" It's like calling a guy named Joseph "Joey" after being asked not to. Yeah, arguably there isn't something wrong with "Joey" and we'll even assume arguendo that Joseph is being a bit sensitive, but so what? How ####### hard is it to just use Joseph. Similarly, even assuming there's no ill intent in the use of "Chinese Virus," how ####### hard is it to just use "coronavirus" or "covid-19" or "this annoying virus that has shut down my favorite restaurant" or whatever. 

Man, you've come a long way, Woz.  :thumbup:

I just think we as a group of FBGs are above using incendiary language to describe an awful pandemic.  We can be better.  

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3 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

Man, you've come a long way, Woz.  :thumbup:

I just think we as a group of FBGs are above using incendiary language to describe an awful pandemic.  We can be better.  

In the words of Melania (possible stolen from Michele Obama), "be best!" 

Or, you know, just don't be a #### when it isn't necessary. And it isn't necessary to use the title "Chinese Virus." 

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The :potkettle: in here is next level hilarious with the years of childish attacks against our President and stooping to levels I’ve never seen adults yet all of the sudden they are above referring to a virus from China as the China virus. Only in here, this is rich. :loco:

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6 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

The :potkettle: in here is next level hilarious with the years of childish attacks against our President and stooping to levels I’ve never seen adults yet all of the sudden they are above referring to a virus from China as the China virus. Only in here, this is rich. :loco:

Any particular examples?

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20 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

The :potkettle: in here is next level hilarious with the years of childish attacks against our President and stooping to levels I’ve never seen adults yet all of the sudden they are above referring to a virus from China as the China virus. Only in here, this is rich. :loco:

And, those attacks on Mr. Trump were asked to stop here or offenders were and will continue to be punished.

This isn't hard.   

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58 minutes ago, yak651 said:

Wat?? He owned Wallace, you see how he proved him wrong on the deaths?? Fake news and showed him that Fox is no longer worth watching and that Wallace is nice to the Libs. True Alpha behavior shown during that interview, minus the sweating of course...

I haven’t watched the whole interview yet. How did Trump prove Wallace wrong on the deaths?

I did see the clip where Trump said the last five questions on his cognitive test (which he got all right) were really hard and that there was no way that Wallace would be able to answer them correctly. 

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1 hour ago, GoBirds said:

The :potkettle: in here is next level hilarious with the years of childish attacks against our President and stooping to levels I’ve never seen adults yet all of the sudden they are above referring to a virus from China as the China virus. Only in here, this is rich. :loco:

The problem isn’t people on a board, it’s the president. His twitter feed, the way he says he communicates with the country, is far more ridiculous than the stuff posted in here.

This Chinese virus stuff is so transparent. It really is pathetic. 

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10 minutes ago, The General said:

The problem isn’t people on a board, it’s the president. His twitter feed, the way he says he communicates with the country, is far more ridiculous than the stuff posted in here.

This Chinese virus stuff is so transparent. It really is pathetic. 

If the President is the problem then I wouldn’t emulate the same behavior on a football message board in response to him. That doesn’t solve anything and puts those acting childish in the same level. Just a friendly suggestion, don’t expect it to end the hypocrisy though. Everyone is too far down that road.  

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56 minutes ago, bigbottom said:

I haven’t watched the whole interview yet. How did Trump prove Wallace wrong on the deaths?

I did see the clip where Trump said the last five questions on his cognitive test (which he got all right) were really hard and that there was no way that Wallace would be able to answer them correctly. 

I think he was kidding. 

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12 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

If the President is the problem then I wouldn’t emulate the same behavior on a football message board in response to him. That doesn’t solve anything and puts those acting childish in the same level. Just a friendly suggestion, don’t expect it to end the hypocrisy though. Everyone is too far down that road.  

Yet enabling the man who runs the country to do this is a-ok. Agree to disagree on this.

To this Chinese Flu stuff and his insisting on using this phrasing. What do you think he is accomplishing with this. Why would you support this behavior?

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29 minutes ago, The General said:

The problem isn’t people on a board, it’s the president. His twitter feed, the way he says he communicates with the country, is far more ridiculous than the stuff posted in here.

This Chinese virus stuff is so transparent. It really is pathetic. 

I dont normally frequent this thread, what is the poorly hidden meaning when he says Chinese virus?  

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3 minutes ago, djmich said:

I dont normally frequent this thread, what is the poorly hidden meaning when he says Chinese virus?  

That he isn’t to blame for his huge botching of this.

Furthermore, and the dangerous part, is it enables a mouth breathing element of people out there to blame “Chinese” people for this. 

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3 minutes ago, The General said:

That he isn’t to blame for his huge botching of this.

Furthermore, and the dangerous part, is it enables a mouth breathing element of people out there to blame “Chinese” people for this. 

Ah ok I always associated with China...the country we’re in a trade (and ideological) war with.

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16 minutes ago, The General said:

Yet enabling the man who runs the country to do this is a-ok. Agree to disagree on this.

To this Chinese Flu stuff and his insisting on using this phrasing. What do you think he is accomplishing with this. Why would you support this behavior?

Nothing you are doing in a football chat room is stopping anything, sorry. 

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2 hours ago, whoknew said:

Wallace has always been a pro.

Wallace came prepared for the interview. He even took the MoCA test beforehand. 

>> "I took the [cognitive] test too, when I heard you passed it. It's not the hardest test. It shows a picture and it says, 'what's that,' and it's an elephant." -- Chris Wallace pushes back on Trump hyping the cognitive test he passed at Walter Reed. <<

https://mobile.twitter.com/atrupar/status/1284849664395816960

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1 hour ago, bigbottom said:

I haven’t watched the whole interview yet. How did Trump prove Wallace wrong on the deaths?

I did see the clip where Trump said the last five questions on his cognitive test (which he got all right) were really hard and that there was no way that Wallace would be able to answer them correctly. 

He’s bragging about picking an elephant out of lineup.  That’s how far the presidency has fallen

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10 minutes ago, The General said:

Trump virus is a bit unfair I agree. 

Trump trainwreck response is more fitting. Still workshopping the name there. 

To borrow a song title from an old German band,  how about "Trump Trainwreck Express".

:trainwreck:

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I met one of the creators of the MoCA, Howard Chertkow, at a meeting in Miami Beach in 2018. The test is an excellent brief test for detecting cognitive impairment in older adults. I feel a need to defend it because its more than just a test for naming an elephant, and saying how an orange and banana are alike. It also includes a list learning memory test and a brief visual spatial test. A lot of bang for the time of administration. It's used as a brief screener in clinical and research studies of aging and Alzheimer's Disease around the world. It shouldn't be hard for Trump to pass, although he  may not have even taken the test fairly. Calling Drs. Bornstein and Jackson and Mary Trump. 

By the way, Dr. Chertkow, as you might guess from the name of the test, is from Canada. MAGA.

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2 hours ago, bigbottom said:

Just watched the Chris Wallace interview. I think the biggest takeaway is Trump’s statement that the recent Supreme Court decision on DACA now permits him to sign a completely new health care plan and bypass Congress.

I’m not holding my breathe that we will hear of this beautiful healthcare plan in 2 weeks but we shall see. Odd there hasn’t been a hint of this plan, but maybe all the leakers are out?? Please bump this in 2 weeks when we have the big announcement!

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