8.24.2020

And... it begins. Detroit election officials reported that 72% of the city's absentee voting precincts did not match the number of ballots cast.

Detroit election officials reported that 72% of the city's absentee voting precincts did not match the number of ballots cast.

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers is asking Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to investigate the "training and processes" used in Detroit's August 4 primary election.

When combined with Election Day voting, 46% of all Detroit's precincts vote counts were disproportionate. The number of ballots tracked in precinct poll books — a list of registered voters in that precinct — did not match the number of ballots counted.

MiO Mocha and Vanilla Java might be back??? Available at Amazon but also some commissaries and Walmarts (apparently)

Yesterday I broke out one of the bottles of MIO Mocha Java I've got stashed in my cupboard and enjoyed an iced coffee.  When I use it (or the vanilla java MiO) I feel a twinge of remorse since I haven't been able to find them anywhere in the stores near me in a year so I've been using mine sparingly.

Since they disappeared from my grocery stores and Walmart's, the only places I've found them is on Amazon and eBay.  I thought they would have dwindled out by now but instead, there are more links on Amazon for the product than there were at any point in the last year.  I wondered how that was possible so I went to the KRAFT homepage (they made MiO) and surprisingly, I saw they were again featuring the product.

I did a search on their site for "WHERE TO FIND...."  and unfortunately, although there were 2 Walmarts and one military commissary listed, none were within 70 miles of me.   So I've not found them in any retail store, but apparently you can still find them online!  That's good to know at least, and since they are still available in some places, it explains why you can still easily find them on Amazon.  





MIO Liquid Concentrate, Iced Mocha Java and Iced Vanilla Java




8.22.2020

But in my life, tasks and projects and chores are never just a straight line. I'm like 'Billy' from the Family Circus


I'm here... with coffee!  A real coffee talking post for the first time in a few days.

This morning when I got my coffee and sat down at the desk to check the news and emails, I realized I was a bit... chilly.  This was the little reminder that yes, Fall is almost upon us and it would be a good day to empty out the 'baby pool' in the back yard (not for babies, but one of those 8 foot rounds that are about 2 feet tall...).



But in my life, tasks and projects and chores are never just a straight line. 




(I'm like Billy from Family Circus - remember that comic?)

So, back up a little.

I bought some waist high planters this summer and put them on the deck.  I filled them with some really good quality soil, that had 'fertilizer' already in it so... no fuss, no muss for me. 

They have a drain built in on the bottom and because I live in a hot climate, when it's in the high 90's and there is no rain, things dry and die daily - so I keep the plug closed to keep in every bit of water.

I was watering them and trying to keep them alive in our scorching heat but then, for a couple days in a row we not only finally got rain, but we got the heavy, crazy downpours that flood things.  Which is fine, except yesterday I walked out on the deck to check on the plants when I realized my planters now looked like big, fat pregnant black cows.  If you've seen a pregnant cow, you know how bowed out their centers are!  That's what the planters reminded me of.  They looked as though they were going to burst at any second!
So, I opened the drain plugs.

What came out was certainly 'relieving' for the poor stressed containers but oooo booooy!  The SMELL.  That 'fertilized' soil had been stewing in a rain water/cow manure soup and it was now draining out brown, smelly water all over my deck.
 
I briefly started to use water from the pool to scoop and pour to attempt to water down and wash off the deck, but with two planters that were literally filled to the brim with what amounted to poo water, it was a lost cause.  I went into the house and let it do its thing so I could deal with it later.

I was hoping for rain today but alas, the sun beat the rain clouds away the brown water now was dried.  The smell had dissipated mostly, but I could still smell it, and I could tell the slight hint of brown color to the khaki deck was not just a shadow or my eyes.  It was literally dried tea-colored poo water.

Now, we can skip forward to the baby pool and how it was a bit chilly this morning, so I knew our days of swimming were over (and honestly no one had used it in a month already... so it was time).

When I walked out on the deck and saw the dried tea/poo water it was simply on my way to the baby pool.  As I looked at the pool, I realized I could use the pool water to pour on the (dry now) deck, use the straw broom to swoosh it off, thereby cleaning it.   I needed a large bucket and some bleach.  Back into the house I went to find a large bucket.

As I went into the house (remember... never a straight line to my chores/tasks) I saw the large bucket sitting in the kitchen area that has been waiting for me to decide what to do with it for 2 months already.  It's full of black fabric dye.  I didn't want to 'waste' the fabric dye when it was used, so I had put it into bucket with a rubber gasket seal and I've been storing it to use whenever I needed to dye or refresh something 'black'.

I grabbed the bleach and the black dye bucket and decided to dump the dye (finally) and use the bucket to scoop out water to throw on the deck.  But... it's dye.  And I didn't want to pour it on the grass so I decided to dump it into the pool.  This would water down the dye so it didn't actually stain anything when I emptied the pool.  So I did.

And boy did that water turn dark brown.  Kind of like the fertilized brown stinky water that had come out of the planters yesterday!  Just... better smelling.  Ha.

But it didn't dissipate as much as I thought it would!  So now, I was going to be throwing brown water on top of brown water to clean the deck?  Oh goodness.  That dye was pretty strong!

But... bleach.

So I just turned the bleach container upside down on the deck and started to pour a bunch all over the place, then grabbed the bucket and added pool water.  Using the broom, I 'swept' the brown bleachy water off the deck to the stone walkway that edges it.  Basically... it worked out ok.  A bit 'strong' on the bleach, which makes the wood deck very very slippery but whatever.

I was so over it all by this point.  I swept it, but grew tired of pouring buckets of fresh (?) brown dyed pool water over it, so I called it 'good enough' and finally... FINALLY... got to do what I originally went outside to do.

Empty the pool.

So, now I'm happy to report that the baby pool is empty and laying out in the yard to dry.  The carpet that goes under the pool is also out to dry.  The deck is de-cow manure'ed.  The bucket is on the deck to dry and the broom put away.

An hour long 'bee line' style job... to simply empty out the baby pool.

Such is my life.  Never, ever a 'straight line' to get something accomplished.









Long, rambling and boring story with really, no point.  Meh.  It's just the coffee talking again.....




8.21.2020

Gov Janet Mills says - servers must now wear face shields upside down so that their breath is directed up, not down. Yes she wants you to wear a dog cone... peak insanity. I wish this was a joke.. its real.

Restaurant Servers in Maine Ordered to Wear Dog 'Cones of Shame' While Serving Food




Teacher Spying on Student During Virtual Class Sends Cops to Search 11-Year-Old's Home After Spotting a BB Gun

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/paula-bolyard/2020/06/11/teacher-spying-on-student-during-virtual-class-sends-cops-to-search-11-year-olds-home-after-spotting-a-bb-gun-n518679

 

The boy’s mother, Courtney Lancaster Sperry, a Navy veteran, is warning other parents about a lack of privacy during virtual classes after her son was targeted by a teacher who saw what she thought was a scary-looking gun hanging on the wall of the boy’s bedroom.

“While my son was on a Zoom call, a ‘concerned parent’ and subsequently two teachers saw his properly stowed and mounted Red Ryder BB gun and one other BB gun in the background,” Sperry wrote on Facebook. “He was not holding them and never intentionally showed them on video. In fact, he was oblivious that they could even be seen in the background.”

After the teacher reported the gun, the principal, Jason Feiler, decided to call the police to report the guns and ask that the home be searched.

The principal and the teacher cited a rule stating that students may not bring guns to school and claimed it extended to virtual classes as well, Sperry said, adding that the school handbook does not address rules for virtual learning at all. Besides, “he did not BRING anything to this meeting and he is in his own home,” she said. “They were simply in the background in our home, safely stowed in a room behind a closed door, with no ammunition (if you can even call it that).”

Sperry told PJ Media that the school’s vice-principal called her ex-husband, claiming to be checking on network connectivity. She believes the real reason for the call was to find out whose home her son was at. The vice-principal “ended the call without leveraging the opportunity to discuss the matter and rather was fishing for information to find out where to dispatch police,” she said. 

Sperry asked the principal why the issue couldn’t have been handled privately by phone rather than sending the police. “He said that was not their policy,” she said.

“The officers were more than nice,” she wrote, “and though they did not have a warrant, I have always been taught to not only comply, but had nothing to hide and allowed them to look wherever they wanted to.”

“I felt violated as a parent, for my child, who’s standing there with police officers in his room, just to see the fear on his face,” she added.


According to Sperry, the spy teacher took a screenshot of the boy’s bedroom, which is incredibly creepy and a violation of the family’s privacy. When the mother demanded to see the screenshot taken by the creeper-teacher, she was told she would not be allowed to view it because it wasn’t part of his official school record.

“It’s absolutely scary to think about,” Sperry said. “Who are on these calls? Who do we have viewing [our] children and subsequently taking these screenshots that can be sent anywhere or used for any purpose?”


This incident raises some serious questions about privacy related to virtual learning. Teachers (and perhaps others who might be watching) are granted access to children’s homes and even their bedrooms. It appears from this incident that there were no rules in place preventing the teacher from taking pictures of his bedroom. How many students has this teacher spied on? How many screenshots has she taken of them during virtual classes? Has she amassed a database of her students’ home situations?

“I have explained to my son that he did nothing wrong,” Sperry said. “He said, ‘I’m just sad because I thought the teachers were my friends.'”

The school refused to comment on the specific case but told Fox Baltimore, “There are multiple ways for families to share concerns with us. In general terms, the safety of students and staff is our chief concern, whether we are meeting in classrooms or via continuity of learning.”

“So, what are the parameters? Where are the lines drawn?” Sperry wants to know. “If my son is sitting at the kitchen island next to a butcher block, does that constitute a weapon? It’s not allowed at school, right? So, would my home then be searched because he’s sitting next to a butcher block? I feel like parents need to be made aware of what the implications are, what the expectations are.”










Domestic Terrorists BLM-Antifa Militants being supported with these companies donations: Vans, DoorDash, Spanx, Clif Bar, Ritz Crackers, OREO, Degree, and more....










“Wake Up Motherfuckers!” 

BLM-Antifa Militants Rove Into Portland Neighborhood in Late Night Rampage


Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants roved into a Portland neighborhood Thursday evening and harassed white men sitting on their porches.

The militants marched through a residential neighborhood beating on drums, holding signs that read “reparations” and chanted “no justice, no peace!”

As soon as the roving gang spotted a white man sitting on his porch, they stopped marching to harass him.  “Hey! Right here is another example of white men feeling comfortable! I bet you never had a struggle in your life! Ever!” the militant screamed in a bullhorn.  “Fuck your flag! Fuck your flag!”

The gang then roved into another residential neighborhood beating drums and screamed: “Wake up motherfucker wake up!” in a late night rampage.





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Clothing company H&M donated $500,000 across three social justice organizations including Color of Change, H&M announced in a June 1 Instagram post.



We’re committed to using our voice and influence to do our part and stand up against racism and discrimination. Today, H&M group will donate 500 000 USD to @naacp, @colorofchange and @aclu_nationwide. We support these organisations in their efforts for justice, economic rights and democratic empowerment. Let’s change. Together. #BlackLivesMatter H&M       -A post shared by H&M (@hm) on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:18am PDT



Clif Bar announced a $100,000 donation split between two groups, including Color of Change, in a June 1 Facebook post.

Cisco announced on June 1 that it was splitting a $5 million donation across four social justice groups, including both Color of Change and Black Lives Matter.

RITZ Crackers announced on June 4 that the company and its sister brands — OREO, Trident and Chips Ahoy! — had donated $500,000 to the NAACP and Black Lives Matter.

Degree pledged $100,000 to Black Lives Matter, the deodorant company announced in a June 1 tweet.

Food delivery service DoorDash donated $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, along with donations to other racial justice groups, the company announced in a June blog post.

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and his wife announced they would make a $700,000 donation to Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and a host of other organizations in June, Protocol reported. The couple also said they would match $300,000 in employee gifts to organizations.

Clothing brand Vans Inc. announced a $50,000 donation to Color of Change in June, according to the Orange County Business Journal.

Women’s working space collective, The Wing, donated $200,000 to Color of Change in June, according to Protocol.

The Pokémon Company International company announced on Twitter in June it would be making a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter.

Fashion and music merchandising company Bravado pledged to match employee donations to Black Lives Matter, among various other organizations, Protocol reported.

Workspace computer software company Dropbox pledged to donate $500,000 to Black Lives Matter in a June 3 blog post.

Women’s undergarment company Spanx said it would donate $100,000 across multiple organizations, including Black Lives Matter, the NAACP and the Minnesota Freedom Fund, according to a June 3 Instagram post.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund has faced scrutiny for using donations to post bail for alleged violent criminals, including a woman charged with murder and a convicted rapist.

Beauty company Biossance announced it would donate $100,000 to Color of Change, Black Lives Matter, the ACLU and the Minnesota Freedom Fund in a June Instagram post.

Sportswear company Lululemon announced they donated a $250,000 sum to a variety of organizations, including Black Lives Matter, according to an Instagram post.

Japanese video game publishing company Square Enix made a $250,000 donation to Black Lives Matter and pledged to match employee contributions to Black Lives Matter, as well, the company announced in a June 2 tweet.


Convicted Rapist, Torturer and Killer Who Squeezed Her Victim’s Testicles with Pliers Speaks at DNC as “Impactful Community Leader”

Before receiving accolades for her work as an “impactful community leader,” Donna Hylton and her gang of prostitutes had drugged real estate broker Thomas Vigliarolo, brought him to their Harlem apartment, and subjected him to a three week torture session which included starvation, beatings, burnings, and various forms of sexual torture leading to a gruesome murder. Hylton had raped Vigliarolo with a three-foot metal rod, later laughing it off, quipping “he was a homo anyway.” Hylton had demanded ransom from the victim’s friend, planning on spending her cut on professional photos to launch a career in modeling. She was paroled in 2012, having served 26 years in prison.

Out of prison, Donna Hylton quickly found work as a Democrat activist, joining the Coalition for Women Prisoners and advocating for the early release of convicted prisoners, specifically women and minorities.
Read the rest here.

8.18.2020

Cannot stand this woman. Cannot STAND her. Not even for a second.



The Associated Press fact-checked Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech after she condemned Trump for using "cages" to house migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border while failing to note that the same facilities were used during her husband's administration.

“Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats,” the AP reported.

“She’s right that Trump’s now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before,” the AP fact check continued. “But what she did not say is that the very same ‘cages’ were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.”


The AP fact-check Michelle Obama after her DNC speech when she failed to mention the facilities she condemned Trump for using to house children were built during her husband’s administration. (Democratic National Convention via AP)


The AP fact-check Michelle Obama after her DNC speech when she failed to mention the facilities she condemned Trump for using to house children were built during her husband’s administration. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
The former first lady said Americans “watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.”

The AP noted that the “reference to cages is misleading and a matter that Democrats have persistently distorted” and Obama’s speech included the same misleading talking points.
“Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house children at the border."
— Associated Press
“Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house children at the border. They are chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants were temporarily housed, separated by sex and age,” AP fact-checkers wrote.

The AP then noted that photos famously circulated by Democrats “at the height of the controversy over Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border” were famously taken “in 2014 and depicted some of the thousands of unaccompanied children held by President Barack Obama.”










8.14.2020

Fuck BLM looters pretending to be protesters... TINY CHILDREN WITH CANCER LIVES MATTER!

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More than 30 families and their sick children were sleeping inside when the looters, who had taken over downtown, ransacking stores and vandalizing properties, started attacking the building.


The Chicago Ronald McDonald House, where families of hospitalized children stay, was targeted Sunday night when looters smashed the door and broke windows, preventing a 2-year-old with cancer from leaving, his parents told "Fox & Friends" Friday.

Valeria Mitchell, the mother of Owen who is fighting stage four cancer, said a Lurie Children's Hospital nurse called to cancel a morning appointment because of the rioting that left glass and other debris on the streets.

CHICAGO BOUTIQUE OWNERS LOOTED TWICE IN THREE MONTHS CALL FOR HELP: 'WE ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO DEFEND OUR STORE'

"So that meant Owen couldn't go home like was planned for his birthday," Mitchell said. "We had about a month-long stay at Lurie's and then a two-week stay at the Ronald McDonald's house, so it was like a long time coming, and, you know, it just ruined it."
Brian Buell, Owen's father, had gone out for coffee when he noticed the doors had been destroyed. "All the stores around there were destroyed, glass busted out, all the stores in the surrounding block, it was just crazy," he said.

"I said I'm not going, we don't know what's out there," the mother said.

CHICAGO ALDERMAN SLAMS STATE'S ATTORNEY KIM FOXX FOR RESPONSE TO LOOTING: 'TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE'

Buell said it's been "rough" on top of the coronavirus restrictions that only allow one parent to be with their son at a time.

But in spite of it all, Mitchell said Owen is "doing pretty good" fighting the stage four neuroblastoma, from 21 spots of cancer to three.

As Owen gets treatment, Mitchell's mom is helping the couple to care for their other two boys.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Buell, Owen's father, had gone out for coffee when he noticed the doors had been destroyed. "All the stores around there were destroyed, glass busted out, all the stores in the surrounding block, it was just crazy," he said.
"I said I'm not going, we don't know what's out there," the mother said.
CHICAGO ALDERMAN SLAMS STATE'S ATTORNEY KIM FOXX FOR RESPONSE TO LOOTING: 'TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE'
Buell said it's been "rough" on top of the coronavirus restrictions that only allow one parent to be with their son at a time.
But in spite of it all, Mitchell said Owen is "doing pretty good" fighting the stage four neuroblastoma, from 21 spots of cancer to three.
As Owen gets treatment, Mitchell's mom is helping the couple to care for their other two boys.

8.12.2020

Country Music Hall of Fame finally inducts Hank Williams Jr. - About dang time.

Finally!  Country Music Hall of Fame finally inducts Hank Williams Jr.
Source:  https://www.al.com/life/2020/08/country-music-hall-of-fame-finally-inducts-hank-williams-jr.html





This May 12, 2011 file photo shows singer Hank Williams Jr. performs during the CMT Disaster Relief Concert in Nashville, Tenn. Williams latest album, "Old School, New Rules," will be released on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The 12-song record features guest appearances from Merle Haggard and Brad Paisley. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, file)

The Country Music Association has finally righted that wrong, announcing this morning Hank Williams Jr. is among the hall’s 2020 inductees.

Williams’ signature hits include “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” “Born to Boogie,” “Young Country” and “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.” He’s also known his swaggering vocal style, fiery guitar playing and raucous live performances. He released his most recent album, “It’s About Time,” his 53rd studio LP, in 2016. Williams’s father, country music pioneer Hank Williams was one of the Hall’s first three members, inducted in 1961 along with yodeler Jimmie Rodgers and songsmith Fred Rose.

Only three new members are inducted to the Country Hall of Fame each year. One each from the “Modern Era” (for 2020, that’s Stuart) and “Veteran’s Era” (Williams this year) categories, as well as one from a rotating trio of “Non-Performer,” “Recording and/or Touring Musician” or “Songwriter” (in this case, Dillon) categories.

“Modern Era” acts are eligible 20 years after first achieving “national prominence.” For “Veteran’s Era,” it’s 45 years after “national prominence.” According to the Country Hall of Fame’s website, “Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is solely the prerogative of the CMA. New members, elected annually by an anonymous panel of industry leaders chosen by the CMA.” CMA refers to the aforementioned Country Music Association.

Artists that were inducted before Hank Williams Jr. include the duo Brooks & Dunn, “Hee Haw” TV performer Grandpa Jones and singer Ray Stevens, known mainly for novelty songs like “The Streak” and “Gitarzan.”

Hank Williams Jr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1949. His father died in 1953. (Before the patriarch passed, he bestowed his son a nickname that would stick for life, Bocephus.) Making his mark in the same vocation as his dad - whose pile of timeless hits include songs like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Move It On Over” and “Hey Good Lookin” - wasn’t easy. But Williams, who began his recording career around 1964, pulled it off. Especially once he hit his bad-boy groove in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. Later, Williams repurposed “All My Rowdy Friends” for the NFL’s popular “Monday Night Football” broadcasts, introducing him to new generations of mainstream pop-culture.
Little Richard

The singer's personal arc is also remarkable. In 1975, while mountain climbing in Montana, Williams survived falling an estimated 500 feet and landing on rock. Because of the resulting significant injuries, he had to learn to talk and sing again. His now iconic look of sunglasses, beard and hat came from covering up scars and such from the numerous reconstructive surgeries he endured after his accident.


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And just for the heck of it, because this song came to mind when I read this article....

Hank Williams is Hank William's Jr.'s father, and this song is by Hank III.  It's about his Grandfather - Hank Sr.





"The Grand Ole Opry (Ain't So Grand)"

Well the grand ole opry ain't so grand anymore
Did you know Hank Williams ain't a member but they keep em outside their door
Hell they didn't even really want Johnny Cash back in 74'
I Said the grand ole opry ain't so grand anymore

Well they were nervous about Waylon cause he had a crooked smile
For many many years they never wanted Bocephus cause he's too god damn loud
Did you really think they ever wanted Johnny Paycheck hanging around
Hell naw cause their too up tight wild
For real rebels like to get down

To most people listening to this it might seem like I'm talking shit
But if you look behind the scenes of who's pulling string well god dammit it'll make ya sick
Hank Williams still ain't reinstated and I'll tell ya that's fuckin bullshit
And the king Jimmy Martin, if he was still here he'd tell em all to suck his dick

Well they were nervous about Waylon cause he had a crooked smile
For many many years they never wanted Bocephus cause he's too god damn loud
Did you really think they ever wanted Johnny Paycheck hanging around
Hell na cause they're too up tight wild
For real rebels like to get down

And the grand ole opry ain't so grand anymore
Well they done fucked off the people that made it when it wasn't shit before
Hell they didn't even really want Johnny Cash back in 74'
I said the grand ole opry ain't so grand anymore

No the grand ole opry ain't so grand anymore
Did you know Hank Williams ain't a member but they keep em outside their door
Hell they didn't even really want Johnny Cash back in 74'
I said the grand ole opry ain't so grand anymore





















8.10.2020

8.06.2020

Joe Biden can't get through a single interview, put one coherent sentence together.....

There is a reason Biden (Creepy Joe) supporters don't want him to take part in a presidential debate... LOL




"Every time the president says one word off, they lose their minds, they spend the next 12 hours running it on a loop talking about how he shouldn't be president," she added. "Joe Biden can't get through a single interview, put one coherent sentence together and, yet, they sit quietly."













Joe Biden's Alarming Speaking Problem


Time Magazine has a list of a few of them:  link

Why the hell would I take a (cognitive) test?


At a St. Patrick's Day reception for the then Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen in 2010, Biden noted that the visitor's mother had lived in America.
"His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so, god rest her soul, and, er, although she's, wait—your mom's still alive. It was your dad [who] passed. God bless her soul. I gotta get this straight," Biden said.


During a 2008 campaign rally in Missouri, Biden asked the audience to applaud State Senator Chuck Graham.
"Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see you," Biden said, gesturing for Graham to stand.
Graham, a paraplegic following a car accident, is confined to a wheelchair.
"Oh, god love ya, what am I talking about," Biden said, realizing his mistake. "I tell you what, you're making everybody else stand up though, pal. Thank you very, very much...You can tell I'm new."


"I started thinking as I was coming over here, why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university? [Pointing to his wife in the audience:] Why is it that my wife who is sitting out there in the audience is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? Is it because I'm the first Biden in a thousand generations to get a college and a graduate degree that I was smarter than the rest?"


During a conference call with reporters in 2007, Biden assessed the strengths of fellow presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
"I mean you've got the first sort of mainstream African American, who is articulate and bright, and clean and [a] nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man," Biden said.


At an Illinois campaign rally in 2008, Biden said: "This election year, the choice is clear. One man stands to deliver change we desperately need. A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next president of the United States—Barack America!"


"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking," he told a voter.


"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed," Biden said.
But as FactCheck pointed out, Herbert Hoover was president during the 1929 Wall Street Crash and television didn't exist.


"Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice-president of the United States of America. Let's get that straight," Biden said, The Telegraph reported.
"She's a truly close personal friend... quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. But she's first rate, I mean that sincerely, she's first rate."


While promoting a federal government website for the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Biden couldn't remember the simple web address, which was Recovery.gov, referring to it at first as "website number." 


When Biden stopped off at a frozen custard shop in Milwaukee back in 2010, the manager offered him a dessert for free if the veep cut taxes, Fox News reported.
Biden replied, "Why don't you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?"


On the 2012 campaign trail, when talking about Republican candidate Mitt Romney's plans for Wall Street, Biden told an audience that included many African Americans, "They're going to put y'all back in chains."


Having offered sincere and conciliatory words about the inappropriate touching controversy, Biden went on to make light of the whole affair in a speech to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, joking that he had permission to hug the organization's president.
Multiple women had accused Biden of making them feel uncomfortable by touching them and violating their personal space. One of those women was Lucy Flores, a former Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada.
After Biden's joke, Flores told Fox News he had been "so incredibly disrespectful," adding: "The basis of the behavior that I talked about was something much more serious than just a hug."


2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden is writing off a percentage of American voters because he -- and the Democratic Party -- believe they aren't "good enough" to vote for them come November, Veteran and Turning Point USA Spokesperson Rob Smith asserted Saturday.  (Because remember: he said that you are not Black if you don't vote for Joe Biden ).