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[WSJ] ‘If Elder Were a Democrat’ Without double standards, would the U.S. media have any standards?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Os Trigonum, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. Invisible Fan

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    tbh, I don't know much dirt about the machine in California. Prob know more about Texas.

    The other thing Newsom came under fire (pun not intended) was how they botched the state COVID relief benefit and allowed (out of state) prison inmates and other fraudsters loot up to 4 billion in relief funds. Even had local rap artist flash defrauded debit cards in a music video.

    His job is mainly to look pretty, not rock the boat (by staying away from crack, hos and rehab) , and say the right things...
     
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    I imagine that somewhere on the internet there’s a photo of Justin Trudeau sporting this look at a party in college.
     
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    Give him time, you have to be patient with the young ones, he'll come around to quitting us soon enough.
     
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    It's much worse than that. The estimate is ~$31 BILLLION in EDD fraud. How do you lose $31 BILLION in taxpayer money in less than 1 year and why isn't anyone fired yet???

    https://abc7news.com/california-edd-unemployment-fraud-ca-scam-insurance/10011810/
     
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    It is because California statewide politics is just about virtue signaling. There is no incentive to put in any sort of controls on how money is spent or fight waste and fraud, because the voters largely just want big spending on big issues. Tens of billions in EDD fraud will be spun as tens of billions on providing a social safety net during the pandemic (which by the way voters, those dirty Republicans keep making worse by wanting to have in person schooling, no lockdowns, and racism somehow). Newsom is out there crowing about California have a giant surplus (because taxes are high and silicon valley did very well during the pandemic) so who cares if our tax dollars are being stolen. Certainly not our state government. There is no verification of any information for unemployment benefits during the pandemic. They didn't verify employment status, address, prior employment, anything.

    Oh yeah, you also cannot get anyone to do anything about it. There were dozens of fraudulent EDD claims that somehow got sent to my home (including one in my name). I reported it to the police and turned them all over. There was never any follow up. I received dozens more, reported those as well, and they didn't even bother collecting them for evidence.

    Listen to the interview Newsom did with Adam Carolla and you will have a perfect understanding of Newsom and of California politics.
     
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    The bar keeps getting lower and lower.
     
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    Just I am clear
    Is the basics of this thread . . .that id Elder was a Democrat . . .. Democrats would treat him better?

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    Rocket River
     
  9. Os Trigonum

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    lol. the thread is really about the media and not primarily about Elder at all. but folks gotta do what folks gonna do
     
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    Honestly .. . ."The Media" is probably a misnomer at this point
    I have no idea what that means any more

    The concept of a Journalist is kind of over

    Anyone with a Mike and a camera is claiming to be press now

    When you have no boundaries for entry . . .. then anyone can claim it and destroy it from the inside

    Rocket River
     
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    Republicans really have this Uncle Tom out here tap dancing
     
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    Os Trigonum gone fishing
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    If Elder were a Democrat you would have found a far different column to post about the fellow. In my humble opinion, of course. ;-)
     
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    not gonna watch
     
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    I died at the walking dead reference lol
     
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    There are rumors that he cheated on his wife while he was mayor of SF and the rehab he went to was for crack, not alcoholism.
     
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    If I had to choose I'd take an alcoholic over a dopefiend...
     
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    Not watching either but the one about Lil Nas X was "funny as hell."
     

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