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Joe Biden recently changed his social media picture to this one, in which he wears sunglasses and a mask. There has to be a good reason for a candidate who depends on being recognized to use a picture where you can’t see his face. I like the ear being pulled forward. Nice touch.

Whoever wrote his bio did a nice job, as well. He’s husband to Dr. Biden — he respects women! He likes ice cream, sunglasses, and choo-choo trains — he’s harmless! And Mr. Biden’s handlers understand that the less voters see and hear from him, the more popular he’ll be. Vote for him and we’ll keep him under wraps — we promise!

So he’s running for president, and his page does not show his party affiliation, what he believes in, what his plans are, and now doesn’t even show his face. Come on people — get excited! Get out there and vote! For, um, you know…

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  1. Addiction Is A Choice Member

    • #1
    • October 25, 2020, at 10:21 AM PDT
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  2. Jim McConnell Member
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    When you have as few positive accomplishments as does Joe Biden, you go with what you have.

    • #2
    • October 25, 2020, at 10:28 AM PDT
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  3. Full Size Tabby Member

    I am intrigued by the emphasis Mr. Biden and his associates continuously put on Mrs. Biden’s doctorate (while usually sliding past what it is a doctorate of).

    Sure, any earned doctorate is something of which to be proud. But a Doctor of Education (Ed.D., Mrs. Biden’s degree) is almost certainly one of the easiest doctorates to earn, and does not require the same level of academic rigor that a Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dentistry (D.D.S), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in a subject like Chemistry or Physics requires.

    My instinct is to conclude that the Bidens’ strong insistence on including the “Doctor” part of Mrs. Biden’s name is a sign of insecurity on the part of one or both of them. 

    • #3
    • October 25, 2020, at 10:47 AM PDT
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  4. Full Size Tabby Member

    Dr. Bastiat: So he’s running for president, and his page does not show his party affiliation, what he believes in, what his plans are, and now doesn’t even show his face.

    A candidate for Congress here in Texas does not include her (Democratic) party affiliation in her English language ads, but does extensively include that party affiliation information in her Spanish language ads. 

    • #4
    • October 25, 2020, at 10:57 AM PDT
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  5. Headedwest Coolidge

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I am intrigued by the emphasis Mr. Biden and his associates continuously put on Mrs. Biden’s doctorate (while usually sliding past what it is a doctorate of).

    Sure, any earned doctorate is something of which to be proud. But a Doctor of Education (Ed.D., Mrs. Biden’s degree) is almost certainly one of the easiest doctorates to earn, and does not require the same level of academic rigor that a Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dentistry (D.D.S), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in a subject like Chemistry or Physics requires.

    My instinct is to conclude that the Bidens’ strong insistence on including the “Doctor” part of Mrs. Biden’s name is a sign of insecurity on the part of one or both of them.

    There is an inverse correlation between the insistence that everybody call you DOCTOR and the actual worth of the degree.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 10:59 AM PDT
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  6. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    Headedwest (View Comment):
    There is an inverse correlation between the insistence that everybody call you DOCTOR and the actual worth of the degree.

    That is so, so true…

    • #6
    • October 25, 2020, at 11:05 AM PDT
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  7. Kephalithos Member

    Headedwest (View Comment): There is an inverse correlation between the insistence that everybody call you DOCTOR and the actual worth of the degree.

    The only people I’ve met who demand being addressed this way have education doctorates. They also insist on calling themselves “educators,” so double-yuck.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 11:23 AM PDT
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  8. Bishop Wash Member

    Dr. Bastiat: He’s husband to Dr. Biden – he respects women!

    How heteronormative. What a bigot.

    • #8
    • October 25, 2020, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  9. JoelB Member

    Everyone likes Ice Cream.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  10. Stad Thatcher

    I guess the aviators hands-on Joe loves are all female . . .

    • #10
    • October 25, 2020, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  11. Henry Castaigne Member

    There is something deeply wrong with our system of choosing our officials if Biden is the best thing the Democrats could come up with. Seriously, this is the best they got. “Can’t nobody play this game?”

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    • October 25, 2020, at 11:34 AM PDT
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  12. Vance Richards Member
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    Why wasn’t ice cream a debate topic? 

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    • October 25, 2020, at 11:44 AM PDT
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  13. JoelB Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    There is something deeply wrong with our system of choosing our officials if Biden is the best thing the Democrats could come up with. Seriously, this is the best they got. “Can’t nobody play this game?”

    A lot of us were saying that in 2016 too.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 11:46 AM PDT
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  14. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Why wasn’t ice cream a debate topic?

    The Trump supporting debate moderator refused to discuss any topics that happened to be strengths of Mr Biden.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 11:47 AM PDT
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  15. tigerlily Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    I guess the aviators hands-on Joe loves are all female . . .

    The aviators thing is a little strange, isn’t it? He lists three “loves” – ice cream (OK a favorite food), Amtrak (he has talked about commuting via Amtrak for ages), but aviators I don’t get. As far as I know he’s not a pilot in his own right, but if he’s interested in aviation or flying, why not list aviation or flying or airplanes. Aviators is kinda weird unless I’m missing something.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 11:57 AM PDT
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  16. The Other Diane Coolidge
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    I guess the aviators hands-on Joe loves are all female . . .

    The aviators thing is a little strange, isn’t it? He lists three “loves” – ice cream (OK a favorite food), Amtrak (he has talked about commuting via Amtrak for ages), but aviators I don’t get. As far as I know he’s not a pilot in his own right, but if he’s interested in aviation or flying, why not list aviation or flying or airplanes. Aviators is kinda weird unless I’m missing something.

    Could he be referring to the aviator sunglasses he’s wearing? That’s what I had assumed.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 12:05 PM PDT
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  17. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    The emphasis is to get him across the finish line before all the corruption leaks out. It will be a race.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 12:25 PM PDT
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  18. Henry Castaigne Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    The emphasis is to get him across the finish line before all the corruption leaks out. It will be a race.

    Obama got a corrupt job for his wife in Chicago and nobody cared. The left just plain doesn’t care about corruption on their side.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  19. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Savor a sample of the Doctor’s thesis here.

    • #19
    • October 25, 2020, at 1:29 PM PDT
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  20. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Savor a sample of the Doctor’s thesis here.

    Oh, it’s garbage.

    Well, there ya go. I could write that while simultaneously eating four tacos. At once.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 2:00 PM PDT
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  21. John H. Member
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Savor a sample of the Doctor’s thesis here.

    “The needs of the student population are often undeserved”…am I reading that right?

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    • October 25, 2020, at 2:23 PM PDT
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  22. Jim McConnell Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    I guess the aviators hands-on Joe loves are all female . . .

    The aviators thing is a little strange, isn’t it? He lists three “loves” – ice cream (OK a favorite food), Amtrak (he has talked about commuting via Amtrak for ages), but aviators I don’t get. As far as I know he’s not a pilot in his own right, but if he’s interested in aviation or flying, why not list aviation or flying or airplanes. Aviators is kinda weird unless I’m missing something.

    He likes those sunglasses.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 2:47 PM PDT
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  23. Flicker Coolidge

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I am intrigued by the emphasis Mr. Biden and his associates continuously put on Mrs. Biden’s doctorate (while usually sliding past what it is a doctorate of).

    Sure, any earned doctorate is something of which to be proud. But a Doctor of Education (Ed.D., Mrs. Biden’s degree) is almost certainly one of the easiest doctorates to earn, and does not require the same level of academic rigor that a Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dentistry (D.D.S), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in a subject like Chemistry or Physics requires.

    My instinct is to conclude that the Bidens’ strong insistence on including the “Doctor” part of Mrs. Biden’s name is a sign of insecurity on the part of one or both of them.

    Maybe Biden got Jill a doctorate in return for pushing funding toward some university. That’s how he became a professor, right? And how his son started teaching law, right?

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    • October 25, 2020, at 3:10 PM PDT
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  24. Maguffin Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Why wasn’t ice cream a debate topic?

    Because Trump has Biden beat two scoops to one.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 3:14 PM PDT
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  25. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    I guess the aviators hands-on Joe loves are all female . . .

    The aviators thing is a little strange, isn’t it? He lists three “loves” – ice cream (OK a favorite food), Amtrak (he has talked about commuting via Amtrak for ages), but aviators I don’t get. As far as I know he’s not a pilot in his own right, but if he’s interested in aviation or flying, why not list aviation or flying or airplanes. Aviators is kinda weird unless I’m missing something.

    They say he’s known for rocking aviator-style sunglasses. Which I guess is a bit like Kamala Harris being congratulated for wearing Timberland boots in a photo-op. Neither are particularly unusual or bold fashion choices. I mean, aviators? Who else would wear those, right? Well, me, I guess. I was looking for sunglasses in Wal-Mart a few years ago, and my wife thought they looked good. They cost $12. So that’s what I wear.

    #Bissey2024 – He Wears Aviators

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    • October 25, 2020, at 3:32 PM PDT
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  26. Charlotte Member
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Savor a sample of the Doctor’s thesis here.

    Oh, it’s garbage.

    Well, there ya go. I could write that while simultaneously eating four tacos. At once.

    Mmmmm. Tacos.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 3:35 PM PDT
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  27. Flicker Coolidge

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Savor a sample of the Doctor’s thesis here.

    I stopped reading at “The needs of the student population are often undeserved.”

    Oh, I see John H. got it.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  28. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member

    Who is that masked man?

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    • October 25, 2020, at 4:41 PM PDT
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  29. Bishop Wash Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Why wasn’t ice cream a debate topic?

    Isn’t CNN still mad at Donny Two Scoops?

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    • October 25, 2020, at 5:05 PM PDT
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  30. Henry Castaigne Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Why wasn’t ice cream a debate topic?

    Isn’t CNN still mad at Donny Two Scoops?

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    • October 25, 2020, at 5:51 PM PDT
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