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Dept. of Political Thinkey-Thoughts

Debate, Part Two

You know abso-damn-lutely nothing - NOTHING - about Canada's health care, says the woman whose Canadian mum was beautifully cared for in her last days, who got care both quickly and thoroughly. 

Fuck. You. 

No, unfuck you. I don't want you enjoying sex. 

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/423765.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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eaweek
Oct. 10th, 2016 02:33 am (UTC)
The Globe's live tweets suggest this 'debate' was beyond bizarre.
kaffyr
Oct. 10th, 2016 02:36 am (UTC)
Not watching, eh? I felt I had to, largely because I must admit to missing a lot of the first one. It's bizarre - but sadly, that's not surprising, because the political landscape has, first slowly, then not-so-slowly, been becoming steadily more bizarre for some time now.
eaweek
Oct. 10th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
I didn't watch because I'd had such a good weekend and selfishly didn't want to ruin it. It was funny to watch all the WTF? live tweets as they rolled in. The post-debate analysis has been all over the place, with the consensus seeming to be that the Donald has dug himself into an even deeper hole.
kaffyr
Oct. 10th, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
The post-debate analysis has been all over the place,

Indeed. Some of the analysis I heard on MSNBC, of all places, was completely unhinged as far as I'm concerned. I'm specifically talking about Chris Matthews, who kept going on about how Trump did better than expected, and that Clinton looked uncertain (or unsure, not sure I can recollect the actual word he used). I'm sitting in my chair thinking, "WTF? Matthews, you have brain glitch. You didn't see the same thing I saw." There was only one time when Clinton appeared to have less than perfect control over her surroundings, and that was when people asked her about saying one thing to investors and another publicly. She answered with a reference to Abraham Lincoln; although I ultimately understood what she was saying, it was horribly meandering.
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 10th, 2016 03:49 am (UTC)
OMG...yeah, he went off about the Canadian healthcare system I was beyond flabbergasted!! WTF. One of THE best systems in the world -

I know people are gonna go after Clinton for the things she DIDN'T fire back on, but really...there was SO MUCH going on in every bit of word-salad uttered, she'd have to take three days to dismantle his bullshit, set it straight and give forth her own answers. Ye gods. This was a...I don't even know. I just...wow...
kaffyr
Oct. 10th, 2016 03:56 am (UTC)
Word salad is so very true. And it's being used so much by so many about one person in this race. Only one. Even Gary Johnson speaks more clearly.
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 10th, 2016 04:03 am (UTC)
Which is saying something, because I've heard that man speak!!

I was following the live-blog at DKoS during the debate, so I'm sure I didn't miss much...but I'm still uber pissed over it.

Ah well...DKoS people noticed a lot of what I was seeing (the creepy following her around) and they've kept the polls and talking heads updated for me. Though the Twitter-captures were some of the best! Ye gods...what a way to run a railroad.

UGH...CNN is all 'they're hurling insults!!!' ummm...that has been the rhetoric from the get-go (I guess it sells news??) but honestly, HE hurls insults, she states facts. How are facts insults????Really???

Also heard that Family!Trump tried to do what she did (hang out and talk with people....AFTER he saw HER doing that. It was unsuccessful. He and family left.)

Edited at 2016-10-10 04:08 am (UTC)
kaffyr
Oct. 10th, 2016 04:10 am (UTC)
UGH...CNN is all 'they're hurling insults!!!' ummm...that has been the rhetoric from the get-go (I guess it sells news??) but honestly, HE hurls insults, she states facts. How are facts insults????Really???

Hell yes.
lydy
Oct. 10th, 2016 03:50 am (UTC)
My grandmother had a very bad medical patch after her husband died. She was hospitalized for two months for shortness of breath of indeterminate cause. Incredibly good care. Kind, careful nurses who understood that at least part of her medical condition was a physical manifestation of grief, and treated they physical and emotional with compassion and really good care. She was living in Nova Scotia at the time, and so she was not bankrupted by it; she was not charged a red cent. She went on to live another fifteen years, to my mother's delight and intense aggravation.
kaffyr
Oct. 10th, 2016 03:54 am (UTC)
I've forgotten if I knew that you had family that lived in N.S. at any time - but, yes, that's where my mum lived, and where she had excellent care. (She had one individual doctor that I could cheerfully strangle, but he was awful, not the system.)
lydy
Oct. 10th, 2016 06:03 am (UTC)
If you go to Clark's Harbor Island, every third person has the surname Nickerson, and all of them are kin to me. All my grandparents, except for my grandmother mentioned above, were from Nova Scotia. There's a ton of us all in the Maritimes and New England. Fisherman and preachers, mostly.
kaffyr
Oct. 10th, 2016 01:01 pm (UTC)
Nickerson ... yes, there are Nickersons up and down the Fundy coast, and - looking at where Clark's Harbour is, on Cape Sable Island, I see that they must have come from the point where the Fundy shore gives way to the Atlantic shore. There weren't as many Nickersons in the Annapolis Valley, but there were a few. And fishermen, yeah, that makes sense.
clocketpatch
Oct. 11th, 2016 02:03 am (UTC)
face!palm

I've been avoiding all the debates for the sake of my sanity.
kaffyr
Oct. 11th, 2016 02:12 am (UTC)
You are a wise woman.
nucleosides
Oct. 11th, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)

That debate was so bizarre I could only watch maybe forty-five minutes of it. It's clear that Trump thinks this entire election is a joke and he'll get whatever he wants because he's rich.

kaffyr
Oct. 12th, 2016 05:18 pm (UTC)
It's clear that Trump thinks this entire election is a joke and he'll get whatever he wants because he's rich.

I fully agree with the last part of your comment. I'm not sure, however, that he actually thinks the election is a joke. I'm truly not sure I can guess what's going on in his head, which frightens me, because I'm normally reasonably able to figure what political people are going to do in the field. He's such a horribly unknown, and purely horrible, figure, that he's become the ultimate wild card. And that's scary as hell.
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