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Some questions for Joe Biden and also, perhaps, for his supporters.

  1.  Why do we never see a wide camera shot of the audience at a Biden campaign event? I suspect it would be an embarrassment to the campaign in that it would confirm the lack of people or the lack of enthusiasm for the candidate. The fact that Joe can read a speech off the prompter and you never hear a reaction might be a giveaway that there may not be an audience.
  2.  Will any reporter ever call his refusal to answer questions what it is, cowardice or fear to expose himself and his departing faculties?
  3.  Will he ever give an unbiased reporter a sit-down interview? By that, I mean someone other than Stephanopolous, Todd, or Tapper (all former Dem operatives) or sometime commentators like Cardi B.
  4. Has anyone ever said that the Democratic Party needs to lose big in order to reinvent the party of Truman, Scoop Jackson, Sam Nunn, Moynihan, or any patriotic blue dog? Isn’t it true that should Biden win (God forbid), we will be told it was due to the progressive support? If he loses, won’t we be told that the party needs to become even more progressive?
  5. Biden told a bizarre story to his veterans’ meeting Tuesday. He said a Marine vet suffering from a brain injury got into his Dodge Ram truck, ran down a woman and her dog, killed her, loaded the woman into the truck, drove her to a sand pile, and then molested her. Beside the impression that we should fear vets (by the way, I am a vet, though not a wartime vet), has anyone ever heard this story before? I haven’t and I tried to find it on the internet but couldn’t. I won’t say it is just Joe being Joe, but I remain skeptical. Does anyone know if this happened? Anyone?
    If any Ricochetti has any answers, I await them.
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  1. GrannyDude Member

    DonWatt: Biden told a bizarre story to his veterans meeting today. He said a Marine vet suffering from a brain injury got into his Dodge Ram truck, ran down a woman and her dog, killed her, loaded the woman into the truck, drove her to a sand pile, and then molested her. Beside the impression that we should fear vets (BTW, I am a vet, though not a wartime vet) , has anyone ever heard this story before? I haven’t and I tried to find it on the internet but couldn’t. I won’t say it is just Joe being Joe, but I remain skeptical. Does anyone know if this happened? Anyone? 
    If any Ricochetti has any answers, I await them.

    seriously?!?

    I want the Democrats to get stomped in November, as much for their own sakes as for that of the nation. I can understand watching Trump, especially as he is shown on the MSM, and disliking him intensely. I can’t understand watching the news, and then catching the small, permitted glimpse of Biden (or Harris/Biden, or whatever) and not simply throwing up my hands in despair. 

    How hard could it possibly have been to come up with an even halfway decent candidate? And they end up with these people?

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    • September 15, 2020, at 6:30 PM PDT
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  2. Seawriter Contributor

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    How hard could it possibly have been to come up with an even halfway decent candidate? And they end up with these people?

    What can I say? They’re Democrats. They are the closest thing the United States has to Politburo apparatchiks. Saw the same thing in the late-stage Soviets. (For that matter, you see kind of the same thing among the surrender Republicans.)

    • #2
    • September 15, 2020, at 6:40 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member
    1. They are socially distanced, so it doesn’t make a great crowd shot. (They are also members of the Press.)
    2. When you say reporter, do you mean those Democrats with Press credentials who are allowed near him? Because other reporters and pundits have said things.
    3. Don’t be silly. Of course not. He can’t even manage the friendlies without accusing them of not being black or being on cocaine.
    4. Do you mean has a prominent Democrat said it? Of course not. All the old Scoop Jackson Democrats are Republicans now. And, yes, win or lose, the cure is more Progressivism.
    5. New one by me.
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    • September 15, 2020, at 6:44 PM PDT
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  4. Brian Watt Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    1. They are socially distanced, so it doesn’t make a great crowd shot. (They are also members of the Press.)
    2. When you say reporter, do you mean those Democrats with Press credentials who are allowed near him? Because other reporters and pundits have said things.
    3. Don’t be silly. Of course not. He can’t even manage the friendlies without accusing them of not being black or being on cocaine.
    4. Do you mean has a prominent Democrat said it? Of course not. All the old Scoop Jackson Democrats are Republicans now. And, yes, win or lose, the cure is more Progressivism.
    5. New one by me.

    Can you find a photo of the audience of the Florida speech made moments ago? I can’t seem to find one. So, unless one surfaces, I’m not terribly convinced there was an audience at all – socially distanced or not. 

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    • September 15, 2020, at 6:50 PM PDT
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  5. DonWatt Coolidge
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    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    DonWatt: Biden told a bizarre story to his veterans meeting today.

    seriously?!?

    Yes, heard him with my own ears, midday today. I quit writing the post without mentioning his later incoherence about a quartermaster “running a department store, uh thing, you know, where, in the second floor of the ladies department, or whatever, you know what I mean.” Huh?

    The other item from today seems to be doubt about who is on the top of the ticket, Harris or Biden.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 6:54 PM PDT
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  6. Brian Watt Member
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    I watched a portion of the Biden Florida speech, such as it was. There was one live stream on YouTube. It had about 2,700 active viewers. There were no shots of the audience. There was no applause. There was no crowd noise. Biden looked very, very tired and spoke very slowly, occasionally fumbling his words. He looked like he really needed a nap. He moved like a feeble 90-year-old.

    I also watched Trump’s speeches in Minden and Las Vegas (Henderson), Nevada. There were roughly 87,000+ viewers on one of several live streams for the Vegas speech. There was an audience at both locations. Enthusiastic audiences. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters. Trump appeared energetic.

    The Biden campaign effort is truly sad and pathetic. It’s painful to watch. It’s like watching a live-action version of Homer Simpson’s senile father. Give the man his pudding and let him nap some more.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 7:06 PM PDT
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  7. Arahant Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    (They are also members of the Press.)

    You might have missed this part. This is what Biden’s “crowds” are looking like:

    Don’t go expecting anything more.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 7:15 PM PDT
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  8. Brian Watt Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    (They are also members of the Press.)

    You might have missed this part. This is what Biden’s “crowds” are looking like:

    Don’t go expecting anything more.

    Yes, I’ve seen these but these are not the audience in Florida tonight. Perhaps the circles extended to other states.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 7:17 PM PDT
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  9. Brian Watt Member
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    • September 15, 2020, at 7:33 PM PDT
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  10. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    DonWatt: SNIP

    seriously?!?

    I want the Democrats to get stomped in November, as much for their own sakes as for that of the nation. I can understand watching Trump, especially as he is shown on the MSM, and disliking him intensely. I can’t understand watching the news, and then catching the small, permitted glimpse of Biden (or Harris/Biden, or whatever) and not simply throwing up my hands in despair.

    How hard could it possibly have been to come up with an even halfway decent candidate? And they end up with these people?

    The Trump that is presented on the legacy media has about as much relationship to the Trump that those of us who livestream the WH website or the Trump website as Alfred E Newman had to Cary Grant.

    I have a few liberal friends, and they are always complaining, “Why can’t Trump ever smile?” Or else: “Why can’t Trump ever laugh.” Or else: “When will he exhibit a sense of humor?”

    And I am like, “You’ll never see the President laugh or smile or tell a joke on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC or CBS. You have to watch him livestreaming to catch him as he is.”

    But of course, that is not going to happen. Nor would they ever sit down and watch the Lara Ingraham interview or even occasionally turn to FOX. They know he is bad because, as they ask me, “Why would the media hide a laughing, smiling, joke telling Trump from viewers and only present him as dour?

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    • September 15, 2020, at 7:37 PM PDT
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  11. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge

    BTW, the rumor on social media today is Kamala Harris went off to Wisconsin and not one person showed up to greet her on arrival.

    If she is somehow to be the Dems’ secret hope to impress on the rank and file an engaging, vibrant young woman as the possible next President should they vote for the doddering Biden, they have made a big mistake.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 7:42 PM PDT
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  12. OldPhil Coolidge

    If any Ricochetti has any answers, I await them.

    Joe is way around the bend. That is all.

    • #12
    • September 15, 2020, at 7:44 PM PDT
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  13. JennaStocker Member

    I heard that veteran story as I was captive on the gym treadmill this morning and I almost fell off. I still cannot understand what he was saying or that it was part of the script. For a guy who constantly tries to disparage President Trump for false claims he insults the military and vets, this was a despicable take that does nothing but perpetuate the lie that war veterans have mental problems or are emotionally unstable, or worse. What a nightmare this man is.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 9:05 PM PDT
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  14. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    If I could ask Unfit Joe a question at the Thursday town hall, it would be “What medications have you taken in the last month?” I am sure he would lie, but it might get him to squirm a bit.

    Or maybe ask him, “Have you ever been diagnosed with a form of Frotteurism?” That would get that word trending on Google. 

     

    According to DSM-5, frotteuristic disorder involves intense fantasies, urges, and keen sexual arousal centering on the act of touching an unsuspecting and non-consenting person…, generally from behind… and usually occurs in crowded public places.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 9:15 PM PDT
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  15. DonWatt Coolidge
    DonWatt

    Just to provide the video. I would have loved to have a shot of his staff as Joe speaks. Yup, I watch these and think presidential.

    Here’s Joe’s Marine story from earlier today in Tampa. I couldn’t find anything other than full clip of the meeting. The relevant part starts at 8:58:

    Also here’s the quartermaster clip:

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    • September 15, 2020, at 9:34 PM PDT
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  16. Brian Watt Member
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    Why do I have a feeling that in order to coax Joe out of the basement (when cookies don’t work) they often tell him that they’re going to visit the ladies’ department on the second floor of a department store?

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    • September 15, 2020, at 9:40 PM PDT
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  17. DonWatt Coolidge
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    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    If I could ask Unfit Joe a question at the Thursday town hall, it would be “What medications have you taken in the last month?” I am sure he would lie, but it might get him to squirm a bit.

    Or maybe ask him, “Have you ever been diagnosed with a form of Frotteurism?” That would get that word trending on Google.

    According to DSM-5, frotteuristic disorder involves intense fantasies, urges, and keen sexual arousal centering on the act of touching an unsuspecting and non-consenting person…, generally from behind… and usually occurs in crowded public places.

    So you’re saying he has a problem? Like I said, nothing says presidential like Creepy Joe.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 9:51 PM PDT
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  18. genferei Member
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    Does he believe the von Holtzbrinks (German billionaires) got good value for the millions of dollars funneled to him for book deals via Flatiron/Macmillan? Does he think his speeches are worth $100,000+ each, and, if so, why? Did he deliver $540,000/yr of teaching as a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania?

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    • September 15, 2020, at 10:13 PM PDT
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  19. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    Is Biden the worst candidate that a major political party has run in the modern era?

    Hillary is a horrible human being but she did have a realistic chance of winning and probably would have if the Republicans nominated the same old, same old instead of Trump.

    Romney and McCain fell into the “same old” category. The same bread-sandwich establishment that had been driving youth away from the Republican party for years. You can throw Bob Dole in that group. Unexciting and bland, but not horrible candidates based on who the Republican party was catering to.

    Gore came close to beating Bush (and I really think we dodged a bullet on that one) so you can’t say he wasn’t a serious contender. Mondale and Dukakis were not serious contenders, but I don’t believe the Democrats ever intended them to be anything more than sacrificial lambs. And neither of them had the mental issues that continue to plague Biden on a routine basis.

    He’s the only candidate who has run on a “transitional president” platform. And his VP is someone his own party rejected outright. He’s absolutely awful. The worst candidate (and ticket) in recent history.

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    • September 15, 2020, at 10:29 PM PDT
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  20. Weeping Member

    CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker (View Comment):

    BTW, the rumor on social media today is Kamala Harris went off to Wisconsin and not one person showed up to greet her on arrival.

    If she is somehow to be the Dems’ secret hope to impress on the rank and file an engaging, vibrant young woman as the possible next President should they vote for the doddering Biden, they have made a big mistake.

    Sometimes I wonder if the Democratic PTB picked Harris to be Biden’s running mate because they believed Biden didn’t have much of a chance of winning and his losing would take her down with him. In other words, a two birds with one stone kind of deal.

     

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    • September 15, 2020, at 11:26 PM PDT
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  21. TBA Coolidge

    We can’t see how he could possibly win while they can’t see how he can possibly lose.

    Perhaps none are seeing clearly.

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    • September 16, 2020, at 12:59 AM PDT
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  22. Flicker Coolidge

    DonWatt:

    Biden told a bizarre story to his veterans meeting today.

    Where did you hear this? Was it recorded?

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    • September 16, 2020, at 2:50 AM PDT
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  23. She Reagan
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    DonWatt:

    Biden told a bizarre story to his veterans meeting today.

    Where did you hear this? Was it recorded?

    See video in #15. Starts at 8:58. I started a couple minutes earlier to try to contextualize it a bit (not sure that’s possible with Biden), but he lost me at the part about making sure that “our women and LGBTQ veterans get the service and respect they deserve from culturally competent providers” (emphasis mine). I mean, hell, what does it matter where they got a medical degree, or their class rank, or their specialty, or their experience, or their outcomes, as long as they are “culturally competent,” amirite? 

    The story is told as a personal anecdote which Joe says his late son Beau told him after he came back from a year in Iraq. And it is book-ended by comments on the alarming numbers (and they are) of veteran suicides.

    As usual, the speech (of which I only listened to about 5 minutes total) is peppered with Joe’s recollections of his heroic efforts, over half-a century in public life, of his struggles to get better treatment for victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam, to the signing of the Veteran’s Access to Care Through Choice Act in the Obama/Biden administration (at least he got the names right, and in the right order), and of the terrible, terrible situation we face today, and how he will, somehow, if he’s elected President, fix it all in the next five minutes. (To be fair, he does at once point give Dr. Jill (not that kind of doctor) credit for “working on this more than anyone.)

     

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    • September 16, 2020, at 3:45 AM PDT
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  24. Kozak Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    (They are also members of the Press.)

    You might have missed this part. This is what Biden’s “crowds” are looking like:

    Don’t go expecting anything more.

    Yes, I’ve seen these but these are not the audience in Florida tonight. Perhaps the circles extended to other states.

    Remember things like this 4 years ago?

     

     

    The MSM is still playing the game. It’s even harder this time around….

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    • September 16, 2020, at 3:57 AM PDT
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  25. Kozak Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Cue the parodies….

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    • September 16, 2020, at 3:59 AM PDT
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  26. cirby Member

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Cue the parodies….

    There’s already been one, with a song title that would break the CoC here.

    I’m just so shocked that they had him play a song like that, to show his street cred with Hispanics. It’s just, for lack of a better phrase, “tone deaf.” They probably had him download “Despacito” this morning just to play it on camera.

     

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    • September 16, 2020, at 5:11 AM PDT
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  27. Kozak Member
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    cirby (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Cue the parodies….

    There’s already been one, with a song title that would break the CoC here.

    I’m just so shocked that they had him play a song like that, to show his street cred with Hispanics. It’s just, for lack of a better phrase, “tone deaf.” They probably had him download “Despacito” this morning just to play it on camera.

     

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    • September 16, 2020, at 5:22 AM PDT
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  28. Miffed White Male Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    1. They are socially distanced, so it doesn’t make a great crowd shot. (They are also members of the Press.)
    2. When you say reporter, do you mean those Democrats with Press credentials who are allowed near him? Because other reporters and pundits have said things.
    3. Don’t be silly. Of course not. He can’t even manage the friendlies without accusing them of not being black or being on cocaine.
    4. Do you mean has a prominent Democrat said it? Of course not. All the old Scoop Jackson Democrats are Republicans now. And, yes, win or lose, the cure is more Progressivism.
    5. New one by me.

    Can you find a photo of the audience of the Florida speech made moments ago? I can’t seem to find one. So, unless one surfaces, I’m not terribly convinced there was an audience at all – socially distanced or not.

    There’s a video on twitter this morning of Biden coming down the steps of a plane, pausing to point and wave at nothing, before finishing the walk down the stairs.

     

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    • September 16, 2020, at 5:51 AM PDT
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  29. Miffed White Male Member
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    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    Is Biden the worst candidate that a major political party has run in the modern era?

    Hillary is a horrible human being but she did have a realistic chance of winning and probably would have if the Republicans nominated the same old, same old instead of Trump.

    Romney and McCain fell into the “same old” category. The same bread-sandwich establishment that had been driving youth away from the Republican party for years. You can throw Bob Dole in that group. Unexciting and bland, but not horrible candidates based on who the Republican party was catering to.

    Gore came close to beating Bush (and I really think we dodged a bullet on that one) so you can’t say he wasn’t a serious contender. Mondale and Dukakis were not serious contenders, but I don’t believe the Democrats ever intended them to be anything more than sacrificial lambs. And neither of them had the mental issues that continue to plague Biden on a routine basis.

    He’s the only candidate who has run on a “transitional president” platform. And his VP is someone his own party rejected outright. He’s absolutely awful. The worst candidate (and ticket) in recent history.

    and he’ll probably win.

     

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    • September 16, 2020, at 5:52 AM PDT
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  30. Brian Watt Member
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    C’mon, Amigos…

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    • September 16, 2020, at 9:04 AM PDT
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