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Tweet of the Week – November 7, 2020

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Worst Quote of the Week – November 7, 2020

“Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”

Faux-President Donald Trump, from a golf course, upon hearing that the vote recount in Pennsylvania has put Biden over the requisite 270 mark

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Best Quote of the Week – November 7, 2020

“In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted.  Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.  With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.  It’s time for America to unite.  And to heal.  We are the United States of America.  And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.”

President-Elect Joe Biden

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Word of the Week – October 31, 2020

Quaesitum

Noun

Latin, 17th century

That which is sought; the answer to a problem.

Example: Our most likely quaesitum to these elections is to remain calm and stop listening to all those political cretins in the media.

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Political Ad of the Week – October 31, 2020

Donald Trump ad mocking Joe Biden.

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Tweet of the Week – October 31, 2020

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Most Ominous Quotes of the Week – October 31, 2020

Drew Miller, preparing for the 2020 elections and other calamities inside a fortified bunker in West Virgina. A retired Air Force intelligence officer and Harvard-educated writer, Miller has been establishing compounds in readiness for an apocalypse.  Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

“Militia groups and other armed nonstate actors pose a serious threat to the safety and security of American voters.”

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, a nonprofit organization that researches political violence and has tracked more than 80 extremist groups in recent months. The project’s report said Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Oregon “are at highest risk of increased militia activity in the election and post-election period.”

“Could the election devolve into civil war? Unlikely. “But look at World War I: Some worthless, low-level archduke gets assassinated and things escalate out of control. I’ve got people who are concerned that all it would take is a close election and some cheating.”

Drew Miller, founder of a network of members-only survivalist camps

“The right is not going to give up their power unless they feel threatened.  People are opening up to the idea that a riot is the language of the unheard.  Property destruction is not violence.”

Olivia Katbi Smith, a co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America in Portland

“We’re talking about violence in U.S. elections, and that’s insane.  This is a real threat, and we have seen increased confidence among the militias.”

Lisa Kaplan, the chief executive of the Alethea Group, a Washington company that tracks disinformation efforts

“I don’t want to amplify the voices of extremists because the last thing we want is to help them create fear and anxiety. But people need to know there is real concern, that these are the perfect conditions for extremists to try to create chaos.”

Oren Segal, vice president of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism

“I just can’t get product. It seems like 30 million people went out and bought guns. We call suppliers and distributors and they just don’t have any product. Our selection is just terrible.”

Nate Gerheim, general manager and gunsmith at the Shooters Bench in Russellton, Pennsylvania, about the increased number of recent firearm purchases

“Violence is not popular at all. But even five percent is millions of people, and it only takes a few people to create chaos.”

Lilliana Mason, a political scientist at the University of Maryland

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Worst Quotes of the Week – October 31, 2020

“We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas.”

Mark Meadows, White House Chief of staff, on CNN

“One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about.  But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, on “Fox & Friends”

“We’ll have to see if it’s a problem, right?  People are entitled to say maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn’t.”

Donald Trump, on an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer by right-wing extremists

“Because women, suburban or otherwise, they want security.  They want security.  They want safety.  They want law and order.  They have to have law and order, and we’re gonna do great.  And I love women, and I can’t help it.  They’re the greatest.  I love them much more than the men.  Much more than the men.  So I’m saving suburbia.  I’m getting your kids back to school, get your kids back to school.  And you know what else?  I’m also getting your husbands — they wanna get back to work, right?  They wanna get back to work.  We’re getting your husbands back to work, and everybody wants it.”

Donald Trump, at a rally in Michigan

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Best Quote of the Week – October 31, 2020

“Throughout this pandemic, physicians, nurses, and frontline health care workers have risked their health, their safety and their lives to treat their patients and defeat a deadly virus.  They did it because duty called and because of the sacred oath they took.  Physicians and patients are all making remarkable sacrifices and we continue urging all to wear a mask, physical distance and wash your hands to reduce suffering, illness and death.”

Dr. Susan R. Bailey, President – American Medical Association, responding to President Donald Trump’s claim that doctors exaggerate the number COVID-19 patients for the sake of profit

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Word of the Week – October 24, 2020

Veridical

Adjective

Latin, 17th century

1. Truthful

2. Coinciding with reality

Example: In my relentless search for veridical information, I avoid anything involving politics.

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