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  1. 2 hours ago, tshile said:

    Yes. He should be embarassed. 
     

    also people are going out of their way to make a big deal about what was clearly a joke. 

     

    it’s not even a question. It was clearly a joke. A bad joke, but still a joke. 
     

     

     

    Was it a joke like Trump's bleach comments were sarcasm?

     

    If both of the above are true, it means both men abso-****ing-lutely should be out of public service asap and should be criticized to the ****ing hilt.

     

    In the middle of a pandemic, the president should never make comments about how to possibly treat an on-going virus in a sarcastic manner...that is literally telling U.S. citizens "you figure out what I meant on your own." **** that. He needs to offer information and guidance, not confusion.

     

    And in the middle of a highly contested and heated presidential election, no public servant or anyone speaking on behalf of a public servant should ever "joke" in any way about the current administration staying in power no matter what the voters want. **** that.

     

    The circumstances and the stakes are far too important in both those scenarios for anyone to be flippant about them.

     

     

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  2. 25 minutes ago, TrancesWithWolves said:

     

     

    How you arrived at that conclusion from the totality of my post (not just the excerpt you quoted) is beyond me.

     

    Rather than arguing against a straw man I’ll quote from my earlier post in the hope that it will answer your queryWhat a coach or coaching staff really believes remains to reporters and fans alike as amorphous and unclear as a distant landscape on a foggy day.”

     

    Simply put, the only thing we can be certain of with respect to the actual value the coach(es) put on the physical and mental work that Haskins performed this off season is that we can’t be certain of anything at all.

     

     

    The totality of your post amounted to "I don't believe them."

     

    You don't offer any reason for not believing them other than the cliche' of "It's all coach-speak," which tends to be used by people to dismiss anything a coach says that contradicts their preconceived views. Because the nanosecond we acknowledge that we as fans have no idea, we are no longer in a position to dismiss the words of those who do have the knowledge and experience to know. There's nothing left to contradict the coaches' words other than our desire to not believe them.

     

    As the other poster said, as fans we really don't know **** about how much or how little work Haskins put in. So we're left with the choices of either believing coaches like Rivera and Turner to be genuine in their assessment of Haskins, along with the beat writers who claim that they've been hearing the same assessments of Haskins' effort behind the scenes...or believing they're not being genuine. I've heard Rivera contradict himself about his own decisions and actions, but I've yet to hear him contradict himself when it comes to his perceptions of players. So unless or until I'm given reason to doubt his assessments, I definitely do not believe I possess enough knowledge of Haskins' effort this offseason to easily dismiss the coaches' appraisals of him. For me, only those fans who do believe they possess enough knowledge would dismiss Rivera's words.

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  3. 29 minutes ago, ntotoro said:

    Haskins put in work making videos on his weight loss and throwing between cones. We don't know what kind of work he actually did in terms of being an NFL QB.

     

    The coaches did, though, and they kept saying Haskins put in the level of work they wanted him to achieve. Beat guys reflected those sentiments as well.

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  4. 21 minutes ago, spjunkies said:

     

     

     

    Best part: “It is critical that candidates act responsibly by presenting and arguing legitimate claims before the courts, not unsubstantiated or harmful speculation in the public media. ...Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions.”

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  5. 5 hours ago, SkinsZombie said:

    I am just curious really. I read thru threads here and it pretty much only one side posting. Why is that? is it pretty much how its always been on here?

     

    I dont support either party as I think they are both sides of the same sick feces encrusted coin.

     

    Bsed on your joined date, you've only been reading political threads during Trump's 4th year in office...that should answer your questions about the perceptions of "only one side" posting. There is very little to champion on Trump's side, and a helluva lot to criticize. The arguments used elsewhere in support of Trump tend to be laughably conspiracy-oriented. Most Trump supporters online tend to debate his side by parroting talking points and don't usually address the valid aspects of opposing arguments. I would imagine that 6 years ago during Obama's administration there were some spirited and intelligent debates on here. Trump rarely offers up anything that would act as the foundation for genuine two-sided discussions.

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  6. On 6/20/2020 at 11:28 PM, Califan007 said:

    Worldometer.com has been tracking daily new COVID cases since march 8th. That's 104 days worth of data.

     

    Since March 8th, there have only been 9 days where over 33,000 new cases were reported. Just 9 days out of 104.

     

    Two of those days were Friday and yesterday.

     

    There has never been three straight days of 33,000+ new COVID cases. We've been averaging around 20K new cases on Sunday for the last month and a half.

     

     

     

     

    I remember when I posted this at the end of June.

     

    *sigh*... 😐

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