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by Barry
Mon May 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

But "Five" is on only on weekdays . I highly recommend it if you can get home from work that early. I can b/c school lets out 3:30-4:00 and I could, if I so wished, walk home. I am not being sarcastic. I think it's a good show even tho' it's highly formulaic. For one thing, folks on there genuinely...
by Barry
Mon May 11, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

Re: Re-opening issues

I just found out this morning that I'll likely continue to work at home until at least September. And even when people at my office go back, it will be with a lot of restrictions; the most notable being that we will still be working much of the time at home and only going into the office for limited...
by Barry
Mon May 11, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

With all due respect, you're missing the boat on Tucker if you just listen to what he says . You gotta watch his FACE. It's like silly putty. Come on, even Donna Brazile likes Tucker: "My dear boy ..." , she says. I also like Greg Gutfield and Jesse Watters and the legs of whoever it is that sits i...
by Barry
Mon May 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

Whatcha talkin' bout? I love Fox! It's got the only TV entertainment I watch. But they do need to get rid of deadpan talking heads like Chris Wallace. I miss Bill O'Reilly. I used to enjoy his monologues. That was the only thing I would sometimes tune into. But I also find Tucker's monologues to be...
by Barry
Mon May 11, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

Yet you seem to enjoy posting these irrelevant national polling numbers and making pronouncements on what the polling trends are. I'm merely pointing out that you're painting an incomplete picture. Another comparison would be to judge whether a film is good or bad based on one review rather than a c...
by Barry
Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

it may be helpful to go back and look at Obama's approval ratings at a similar juncture when he ran for reelection. I'm fairly sure they were no better than Trump's. He was not a popular president in 2016 [sic] At this juncture, in May 2012, Mr. Obama's approval rating as President fluctuated betwe...
by Barry
Mon May 11, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CCP 'more dangerous than virus'
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: CCP 'more dangerous than virus'

I was disgusted by the NBA's behavior with regard to China. That league pulled their all-star game from Charlotte a few years ago because of North Carolina's law mandating that people use the bathroom and locker-room corresponding with their natural gender. Yet there is essentially nothing the CCP c...
by Barry
Sun May 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

What about when Barr investigates and finds things? Regards, Len [only half sarcastic] :( https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/flynn-and-the-anatomy-of-a-political-narrative/ Flynn and the Anatomy of a Political Narrative Let’s look at some more of that Times report on Flynn’s downfall. For the l...
by Barry
Sun May 10, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

Different election, remember? Likely to be a referendum on the incumbent this time around. Different election; same media. And as far as the second part, it may be helpful to go back and look at Obama's approval ratings at a similar juncture when he ran for reelection. I'm fairly sure they were no ...
by Barry
Sun May 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Xi Personally Asked Who Chief to Delay Virus Warning to World
Replies: 0
Views: 1365

Xi Personally Asked Who Chief to Delay Virus Warning to World

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8304471/Chinas-president-Xi-Jinping-personally-requested-delay-COVID-19-pandemic-warning.html?ito=facebook_share_article-top&fbclid=IwAR3GhTlZCxt15S4eyGclgxNKZthw-ta0VNi7Fy_NfxtvOCWPeYcheodRZe0 "Germany's Der Spiegel published the allegations this weekend, ci...
by Barry
Sat May 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 4036

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

It's certainly possible you'll get what you want. But you also may be setting yourself up for a hell of a disappointment. I recall four years ago that there were multiple polls at various points in the general election race that indicated close to 60 percent of the public said they wouldn't vote for...
by Barry
Sun May 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3653

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

I agree that there is to much focus on polls, but I don't see it stopping any time soon. It can be maddening if you pay too much attention to them. You'll find trends to both cheer you up and depress you, depending on your side, almost every day. On my side, a recent extensive poll from Harvard's Ke...
by Barry
Sun May 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3653

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

I agree that if Trump were to lose Texas, he'd have no shot. The extent to which Texas will be more competitive in coming years has been written about a lot. I know it's not good for the GOP. There is a lot of shifting around in the country. Some of it works for the GOP and against the Democrats. So...
by Barry
Sun May 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3653

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

A lot of media outlets cherry-pick the polls that show their side doing better. The implication being that the Dallas Morning News cherry picks its polls to fit a "Mainstream Media" bias. Now that's NEWS! I can't speak to this specific instance, and I'm not accusing the Dallas Morning News of doing...
by Barry
Sun May 03, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3653

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

Don't keep putting these up!!! I can't help reading, and it just raises hopes that will be dashed in November. My paper published a poll that showed Hillary up by 11 points in PA fairly late in the race. A lot of media outlets cherry-pick the polls that show their side doing better. That was part o...
by Barry
Sat May 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

So what? FDR was not a crusader like his wife, who was only too aware of these and many other bad decisions by her husband and did something current Republicans seem to have extreme trouble with—she acted to reverse bad policies by her President, who tolerated her dissent even to the point of allow...
by Barry
Sat May 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

Was this before or after FDR refused to support a law making lynching a federal law because it would have damaged him politically in the South, where his party dominated and maintained a system of apartheid? I know it was before he incarcerated Japanese-Americans and refused to accept the St. Louis,...
by Barry
Fri May 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

There have been a few other highly credentialed medical people, including someone from Stanford, who have come out recently in opposition to wide spread shut-downs of the economy and people's ability to carry on their lives. They don't say the virus is a non-issue. But they claim that there is now e...
by Barry
Fri May 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

I messaged you privately with a bit more information, Barney.

One needs to be careful now days.
by Barry
Fri May 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

Well it's true that you've named a huge issue, one that I have been well aware of over my 45 years in journalism - and so have my papers. I agree: what you leave out can be as important as what you put in. All I can say is that editors I worked for were generally aware of that problem and pro-activ...
by Barry
Fri May 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

I've done a decent amount of reading about FDR; enough to know he'd drop dead a second time if he knew how off the rails the country were culturally (his own party's take on religious freedom would be enough to throw him into a rage) and also the extent to which entitlements have gotten out of hand ...
by Barry
Fri May 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/04/umpc-argues-covid-19-not-as-deadly-as-feared-says-its-hospitals-will-shift-back-to-normal.html UPMC doctor argues COVID-19 not as deadly as feared, says its hospitals will shift back to normal Apr 30, 2020; Posted Apr 30, 2020 https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2...
by Barry
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

Absolutely and it's not confined to the US. Years ago people were urged to believe "lawyer" was a dirty word and implied that lawyers couldn't be trusted. (remember all those lawyer jokes?) Nowadays you'd have to apply that tag to the media. I have virtually stopped watching and reading mainstream ...
by Barry
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

Obviously also I disagree with you about the higher-quality US media - you named, or Joseph did, the WSJ, NY Times and Washington Post. Their columnists may dislike Trump, and many certainly do, but their news coverage is usually scrupulously factual, from what I see. My claim isn't that they lie (...
by Barry
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

The Scribes and Pharisees were hypocrites. It's a very old world. Joe Biden has to answer for his conduct, just like Clinton, Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas answered for theirs. Maybe Biden and Trump should hold a joint press briefing where they could field all questions about this matter together. ...
by Barry
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:46 am
Maybe Biden and Trump could hold a joint press briefing where they could field all questions about this matter together.
Works for me.
by Barry
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

Our local paper also finally reported on this. The obvious difference is that it took no corroborative evidence for them to jump on Ford's charges against Kavanaugh. The cry was, "Women must be believed," and the pouncing was immediate. The conservative media that did that this time was behaving exa...
by Barry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

The American people might give the heave-ho to Donald Trump, as is their right. But before that happens, or at least afterwards, there needs to be some soul-searching starting with the question, "what just happened to us and why"? Well put. I have no idea what will happen in November (Biden is curr...
by Barry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

All of these problems pre-dated Trump. You think we should continue to accept the situation because having Trump as president "trumps" the other issues. Obviously, for me and many others, those other issues "trump" all others. Trump is not fixing them, Barry. It's probably not possible to fix them ...
by Barry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

I mentioned the incident with the two women as an example of how far off the rails American society has gotten (at least on the coasts; it's not quite as bad in fly-over country), not to say that one moment was the driving force behind my attitude. If I had time and a better memory, I could spend th...
by Barry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

The two lead editors of the Real Clear Politics web site, which I maintain is the best source of news because it's probably the only place to go to get the news from a variety of perspectives, discuss the media coverage of this issue: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/28/joe_biden_sexu...
by Barry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

If it's true, it's disturbing, and would seem to indicate yet another deeply self-entitled politician. But may I ask how it can possibly matter to you, since you have no problem with a President who boasted about a regular practice of grabbing women by the vagina on the grounds that he was rich and...
by Barry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: China threatens Aussie boycott over call for investigation
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

China threatens Aussie boycott over call for investigation

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/04/27/China-envoy-threatens-boycott-after-Australia-calls-to-investigate-virus-s-spread.html China envoy threatens boycott after Australia calls to investigate virus's spread AFP, Sydney Monday 27 April 2020 China’s ambassador in Australia has warned...
by Barry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

The reason is obvious: one accuser was consistent and credible, even to Donald trump; the other not. Interesting response in light of the fact that the witnesses from the time in the Ford case didn't back her story, while there are now several statements or clips from other people that go in the di...
by Barry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 7283

We Must Always Believe Women, ...

.... unless, of course, they accuse a Democrat. Then the Times, Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, etc. can whistle a different tune. So why did they think Dr. Ford was so believable and compelling, while not giving a hoot about Biden's accuser? Maybe the same reason they didn't "believe" Bill Clinton...
by Barry
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

It's been addressed ad nauseum, including by Dr. Birx. Let it go, Henry. I told people who were going out of their minds when Trump invited the Russians to hack Hillary's emails that their reaction was helping Trump's chances of winning the last election. It should only take a second of thought to r...
by Barry
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

Thanks for presenting another side, Belle. ".... that this board has evolved into little more than a forum for left wingers to belittle large portions of the population that have no representation on here. How many of you that do that are small-business owners that are worried about losing your busi...
by Barry
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

I see we crossed posts and your most recent one confirms my view. You're out of your mind, frankly, to think the things you do about the situation (although it's understandable if your main source of American news is what you see on here). You see the way Americans are acting now out of impatience a...
by Barry
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

It's not the potshots I mind, Barry. I do a fair bit of that too. It's the evading of questions, and pointing in different directions that bothers me. When the conversation is about Trump, you talk instead about China, Democrats or Trump-haters. I think it's dishonest. Second, my near total contemp...
by Barry
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

You're hardly in a position to complain, Barry. You've evaded every direct question put to you. No conversation is possible with you because you only post to snipe. I've learned over the years, Barney, that it's not a productive use of time to get involved in a long back-and-forth where I'm one arg...
by Barry
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

Your irrelevant interpretation of my rights not aside, I see nobody is willing to say whether they think it would be alright for people to be locked in, even in parts of the country without a serious problem, for a year-and-a-half, as Emmanuel argued, or even longer.
by Barry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

Re: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'

And I'm contending that 95 percent of the country is so dug in on Trump, that it's a miracle that he got a small bump in the early days of the crisis. NOTHING significantly moves this guy's polling numbers. What you did was what the mainstream media has become expert at during the Trump era. They ch...
by Barry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rice: Don't Let the Chinese Set the Narrative
Replies: 11
Views: 2973

Re: Rice: Don't Let the Chinese Set the Narrative

I wish it were just a figure of speech to call Mr. Trump Xi's pimp. It is not. Trump's tweet you quoted above misstated the facts: China doesn't pay the newly imposed Trump tariffs, Americans do in the form of higher prices. That's why conservatives like David Jones, Sr. and Gary Cohn opposed these...
by Barry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

Re: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'

Quite the leap of logic to extend the average of polling numbers to "average leadership or performance." What's your next trick? I just checked. There are 13 job approval polls for Trump currently listed on Real Clear Politics. The 43 percent for Gallup is the lowest number. The other 12 are all hi...
by Barry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another game
Replies: 22
Views: 4521

Re: Another game

I saw Boulez conduct the VPO in Mahler's 3rd at Carnegie Hall. I'm not a fan of Boulez's way with Mahler. The answer is Giulini. He stopped coming to Philly to guest conduct about a decade before I started attending the Orchestra's concerts, and I think he had retired by the time I started going to ...
by Barry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

Re: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'

Quite the leap of logic to extend the average of polling numbers to "average leadership or performance." What's your next trick? I just checked. There are 13 job approval polls for Trump currently listed on Real Clear Politics. The 43 percent for Gallup is the lowest number. The other 12 are all hig...
by Barry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 10082

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

Ultimately, he's right. I'm not saying we should be immediately rushing back to past normality. But there is a limit to the amount of economic and cultural destruction we can endure if we're going to have anything left to eventually return to. While we're obviously not literally in a war, there are ...
by Barry
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

Re: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'

As someone who has followed the approval polls on real clear politics regularly throughout Trump's presidency, I can tell you that 43 percent is about average for where he has been in Gallup. His 49 percent rating in the previous poll was the one that was an outlier. However, Gallup is generally one...