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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

My reasons for voting for Joe Biden are ......

Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 6:26 PM
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  • By the way, I don't always like Mr. Trump's decisions and I OFTEN don't like his delivery of comments, but that can be saved for by post about why Trump.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jul 8, 2020, at 6:34 PM
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    Since I don't sniff female hair in public, am not a child molester, haven't sold my soul to China, and don't participate in keeping Black people shackled in chains on the urban plantation, I really don't have a single reason to vote for Joe.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Jul 9, 2020, at 10:57 AM
  • OK, who's next? Surely there are some Biden supporters. The national news media is talk about all these polls that say it will be a cake walk for him.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 9, 2020, at 11:29 AM
  • Getting a lefty to name a reason to support Biden without mentioning Trump is like trying to get milk from a cucumber.

    IMO-dems will do a bait and switch on Biden.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jul 9, 2020, at 9:35 PM
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    Joe Biden was executed with Barack and Hillary back in January. Why do you think Trump isn't worried about Joe. I found out that Joe Biden is a clone and now he is the second clone because his first clone has gone stupid and shutting done. You see when the person dies (Executed) his clone will die also. They have to keep make another clone of him like I told y'all earlier.

    Why do you think Joe isn't out of his basement? I thought it was because he was under house arrest like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, But I find out he is on the other side with Obama and Hillary. That is why you keep hearing about a running mate for him. He can't run the country so he has to get someone to be the president in his place.

    Boy are you guys gonna be surprised when the news comes out with the truth. When the News Media Reports the Truth you will all be going down the biggest Rabbit Hole of your life.

    Anyone who votes for Joe (clone) Biden is wasting their vote. Sorry, but that's the TRUTH!

    -- Posted by sui on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 12:40 AM
  • Looks like I need to change my title to attract Biden supporters. Surely the polls are accurate and they are in the majority now.

    Or maybe they do not have any reasons other than to replace Trump? That is a reason but I was hoping to read positive things about Mr. Biden.

    I am not sure I believe he is the Democrats end game. If so, I would want to know his “advisors” and running mate before I would give him serious consideration because I don’t think he has the ability to stand up to the rigors of the job.

    For that matter, I would like to see a younger group of leaders in many of the key positions. I have not seen it with Mr. Trump but being over 70 myself I have to question the stamina of anyone who has to function in that position.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 7:39 AM
  • Biden will immediately replace all of the Trump pollical appointees; as typical in a change of administration. With that, there will be a renewed focus on environmental and rural issues. Rural issues pertinent to Bedford County including rural poverty, quality schools, access to higher education, the viability of small farms, local food production and access, renewable energy production, watershed protection - to name a few; will now move forward and be addressed with the Biden administration. The Covid-19 experience will be front and center with an evaluation of the reasons the US failed and then implantation of corrections. None of this will happen if Trump is reelected. As for Bedford County, Trump will carry the county, no matter how many people get sick or die from Covid-19; no matter if you loose your job because of Covid-19, no matter if you live in poverty, nor no matter how terrible and unethical an individual Trump is.

    -- Posted by tcreek on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 8:38 AM
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    Trump rules.

    Biden drools.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 10:56 AM
  • Thanks tcreek for your comments. Is there a Biden "platform" that spells these things out and what the renewed focus will mean? I am particularly interested in what he plans to do for the local/small farmer.

    I recently saw some detailed info on egg production and was appalled at the conditions the chickens endure. Even cage free production is not what most people conceive. Free range or a modified free range would be more humane but would not meet today's hunger for eggs.

    Most farmers probably fall into what many would consider rural poverty but I am not sure they look at it that way. They may not have all the gadgets and conveniences that people consider as signs of wealth but they are rich in things that come from nature.

    Even though the Covid-19 saga appears to be far from over, what country do you think has the most success in handling it? I know it is hard to compare countries, economies, social fabric of countries so diverse but in general what country can we learn the most from?

    Why do you suppose Mr. Biden will not do well here?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 11:06 AM
  • Is there a Biden "platform" that spells these things out and what the renewed focus will mean? I am particularly interested in what he plans to do for the local/small farmer.

    -I personally know some people waiting in the wings ready to move with a change of administration as related to agriculture. One person I know represents a group working on commodity market inequities. In the ag. world, the large scale commercial agriculture business interests, including commercial farmers typically support Republicans. The smaller, sustainable, family farm, local foods are in line with Democrats. This holds more on the coasts, Northern Plains and upper Midwest. A Democrat President will be more supported of small farm issues regardless of the farmers geography.

    Most farmers probably fall into what many would consider rural poverty but I am not sure they look at it that way.

    -In Bedford County, there is a concentration of poverty in Shelbyville; the census tracts outside the city are the wealthier. The wealthiest census tracts are in the eastern half of the county. The wealth of these residents was not made from agriculture – with a few exceptions.

    Even though the Covid-19 saga appears to be far from over, what country do you think has the most success in handling it? I know it is hard to compare countries, economies, social fabric of countries so diverse but in general what country can we learn the most from?

    -Iceland, New Zealand, South Korea and Germany all have either eliminated or substantially reduced Covid-19. Sweden went for herd immunity and the disease killed several of its citizens.

    Why do you suppose Mr. Biden will not do well here?

    -The typical Bedford County voter is white Evangelical Christian. This is the group that supports Trump the greatest and is his base. The dedication of this group to Trump and Republicans overrides their personal economic interest (i.e. Medicaid expansion). There has been some erosion of the Trump support from this group – but not enough the flip Bedford County.

    -- Posted by tcreek on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 3:33 PM
  • I would support either side helping the sustainable farmer. Before the USDA took over certification I was a volunteer farm inspector for the TLSA (Tennessee Land Stewardship Assoc.) which certified organic farms. I came to know their trials and tribulations intimately. They should not be a political football.

    Germany would seem to be the most enlightening since they are bordered by other nations, even though they are only about 25% of our size. I have pulled up an article to read but what did they do about those borders & how strict was their shut-down?

    Getting back to Mr. Biden specifically, any comments about him as a candidate and leader? I was concerned about how quickly he criticized police without having any facts. He is not the only one by any means, but his response makes me concerned that he will succumb to whatever the national news and social media tell him he should do.

    What do you think he will do about the economy?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 4:29 PM
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    let's say Joe Biden IS Alive and not a clone. That even makes Joe Biden look even worse. Look at him! He is so scared of the Covid-19 that he doesn't want to come out of his basement. He tries to convince us what He would do if he was President and only says what Trump has already done. It's like he can't think of anything on his own, except he would do it better and faster. Why does he act so crazy and can't speak a sentence without trouble remembering what he said or how he started the sentence. PRESIDENT? I wouldn't put Joe in charge of watching my dog.

    Let's recap. Where did Joe Biden learn all the stuff that he knows? Well, it was from the Traitor Barrack Obama. Remember Joe telling the world that Obama didn't do anything that he (Joe Biden) didn't know about? Joe Biden and Obama sold part of Ukraine to Russia with the help of the leader of Ukraine. That was Treason an yes, Joe was part of that. Look at all the crimes Obama did against America, and where was Joe Biden while this was going on? By Obama's side. Remember, Joe Knows everything that Obama did. Obama was using Hillary's phone to communicate with her even though he said he didn't know anything about her phone. She called him just as much as Obama called her. Obama knew all about the emails and by his own confession, Joe Biden knew it also.

    I said it before and I will say it again. If Joe Biden wins, we lose because that will bring the Anti-Christ here on the earth. We are very close to the time. Don't push it. Trump has been fighting the Forces, meaning the evil forces from Satan and the democrats in high places are working with Demons. The Deep Underground Military Bases go so deep that the demons are in those tunnels working with the deep state. Trump is winning against the Deep State so why would anyone want to vote for EVIL??? Especially at this time. I know things you people don't know. Nor do you even care to know. look at just the USA. Black Lives Matter are doing things that no state would have allowed to happen 3 years ago. No Police Forces in our Country? Just how stupid is that? The blacks will be the first to cry when there are no cops to protect them. What will happen to the equal rights we have fought for when there is no one to uphold the law? I tell you I am above the Uniform Commercial Code and State Codes and you think I could not be. Imagine what it will be like when everyone will be above the law because there are no cops to arrest the criminals! Yeah, right! We need someone strong like Joe Biden to be the President of our Country who would rule with a strong firm hand from his Basement. prove me wrong and I will leave you to your super Basement Hero.

    Ya'll Make Me Sick!

    -- Posted by sui on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 7:29 PM
  • The dedication of this group to Trump and Republicans overrides their personal economic interest (i.e. Medicaid expansion).

    This is only true if one is looking for freebies,i.e. Medicaid expansion. For working people, the Trump economy has been incredible. Even one of our frequent liberal posters here tells about his business thriving.

    It's worth noting it took a "global pandemic" to make a Trump stock market go low enough to match Obama's best numbers.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Jul 10, 2020, at 9:41 PM
  • Freebies? Oklahoma just expanded Medicaid. Idaho expanded Medicaid. It is on the ballot in Missouri. Not bastions of liberalism.

    -- Posted by tcreek on Sat, Jul 11, 2020, at 7:25 AM
  • Yes freebies. If you pay in all your life and die at 59yo, where does that money go?

    If a welfare bum has a child covered by medicaid, where did that money come from?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Jul 11, 2020, at 9:31 AM
  • I don't have a problem with Medicare/Medicaid's intentions. I DO have a problem with the "system" missing so much fraud. Food stamp recipients driving expensive vehicles, etc.

    We can count on people trying to bilk the system but in today's world we should be able to do a much better job at policing it. BUT, when the elected officials are doing the same by diverting funds from one to another (I call it robbing Peter to pay Paul), how do you expect the "fox" to guard the henhouse?

    You will notice I did not say one political party or the other since BOTH are complicit.

    But back to Mr. Joseph Biden..... or are there no specific things that can be pointed to that he will/can do?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 11, 2020, at 11:20 AM
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    You just don't get it yet! Mr Joe Biden is Dead and on the Other side. The Deep State is doing their best to find someone who could be his Vice President who isn't dead or Arrested yet who can work for the Deep State.

    They have yet to come up with a name. Hillary's name has been brought up, but no way, She's dead also and on the other side With Barry and Michael so Barrack Hussein or Michelle Obama's Clone can't run. Everyone who signed the document to impeach Donald Trump signed their names to a confession to commit Treason against these united States and the sitting President so they can't run for President.

    They will have to find a nobody who knows nothing about what has been going on to run as the Vice then blackmail them to do what they want done - Kill Trump, defund all law enforcement personnel.

    Ok so let's see if we can help Ol Joe out just a little. First we need to know Why it is so important right now that Joe finds a SPECIAL Person to be his Vice President? VOTES! He needs someone who can bring in the votes because there will be no Voter Fraud this year.

    Sooo, the Deep State is thinking WOMEN VOTES, Yeah, need a Woman VP, but she should also be Black to get the Black Votes. But wait, why not a Black Muslim Woman so they get all the Women votes, Black votes, Muslim Votes and Brown Votes who would be voting for her and not Joe Biden. But where is Joe gonna find such a woman who doesn't have any female children that Joe can fondle and sniff? Of course that is minor and not a big problem this year because Joe isn't Joe any more. Which leads us to why Mr Joe Biden has to find a woman VP before the election? Because Joe Biden can not be POTUS from the other side. They intend to put Joe in the background as a Covid-19 death and bring out the VP to rule over the people. Only thing is, all the Women, the Blacks, the Muslims, and even the Brown people are not stupid!

    Wait a minute! Why are we even talking about Joe Biden and a VP for JB?

    All the Prophets have said that God has already informed them that he has chosen Trump to run two terms! Doesn't that include 2016 to 2024? I do believe it does.

    MATTER CLOSED!

    See just how simple it is when you know what is going on in, on and off the Earth?

    Do you see how I took all of you down another rabbit hole? I just gave Y'all another RED PILL!

    I could have just typed out the one sentence that answers all your questions, but I saved it for the last.

    Do you see it there just above the words: "MATTER CLOSED!"

    Y'all have yourselves a nice day now, you hear!

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, Jul 11, 2020, at 3:20 PM
  • Biden gave a speech Thursday in Pennsylvania outlining his economic plan. Of that a few things:

    - An initiative call "Build Back America", which includes a $700 billion investment in procurement and research and development for new technologies such as biotech, clean energy and artificial intelligence. There will be mobilization of R&D and procurement. This is a result of our realization during this pandemic that we have lost manufacturing of essential goods.

    - Corporate taxes will go back up to 28%

    - The stock market will not be used as a gauge to assess economic vitality.

    - Family leave and child care will be a focus.

    As for Medicaid, welfare and government benefit programs. There are a lot of Republican voting citizens in the US that use these. When we look at usage by county and voting patterns - there is a high concentration of usage in rural, predominately white and solid Republican counties in Tennessee. Additionally there is fraud and misuse in all government programs. Of recent is PPP fraud. A lot of these fraud cases are Republican voters and these are in the millions of dollars.

    -- Posted by tcreek on Sun, Jul 12, 2020, at 8:16 AM
  • Without democrats, Social security, welfare, and all the other freebies wouldn't exist.

    When even NPR admits the longer someone goes without working, the more likely they'll vote Democrat, maybe it time to drop the song and dance.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Sun, Jul 12, 2020, at 9:25 PM
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    It's the economy, stupid!

    Yay! Plagiarizing joe has a plan. Except he goes off the proven Trump script when he adds in aoc's new green kill the country deal. And he goes off script when he plans to kill business and therefore jobs by increasing taxes.

    And he confirms the fact that the stock market isn't the only measure of economic vitality? Bully for joe. Welcome to the real world. The reason Trump mentions the market is because it has been phenomenal the last 3+ years. And that is what most working people who kinda pay attention see. The looney left poo poos the market as the realm of the Wall Street elite and the evil greedy business owners. In reality, the average working person that plans to retire on more than social security is vested in the market through IRAs and 401(k)s.

    If people want to talk about the wonders of biden, the economy ain't the place to do it. Maybe they should talk about how generous China is to the biden family. Or bring back Russia, Russia, Russia.

    Gotta give sniffing joe some credit ,though, for getting out of his basement for a few minutes.

    -- Posted by fair share on Mon, Jul 13, 2020, at 2:47 AM
  • Quietmike. Why don't we see more Republicans running on eliminating social security and medicare?

    -- Posted by tcreek on Mon, Jul 13, 2020, at 11:31 PM
  • Tcreek, Why don't we see the left offering anything other than dodging personal responsibility and getting free stuff?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Jul 14, 2020, at 4:25 AM
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    Look at the news tonight! That is what it is going to be like everyday if the Demons win. After the cops are defunded, the cops will move on to other states to work and that state will go to hell. Or deeper into hell. Are the rioters doing the job of the defunded cops? Are they keeping the law and order? No they are attacking federal agents with a hammer. That poor innocent rioter will go to Prison for a minimum of 10 years.

    Trump warned them all at Mount Rushmore, but they were too busy breaking the law to know what their punishment will be for their stupidity. Oh well, maybe they will learn how to obey in Prison. They will have 10 years to learn something without distraction from the police. One thing is for sure... Blacks lives will matter in Prison because the will do everything to keep them alive. They must not know it but in prison it's like going into a slave camp for 10 years. They are Voluntarily making themselves slaves for 10 long Prison Years for just a few hours or less of joy and mayhem.

    Go figure! That goes for the white supremacists who join in and lead the mobs into chaos. TRUMP Has Spoken!

    They fear the Martial Law then do crazy things to bring on the Martial Law. It hard to get any dumber than that!

    Any Rioter who destroys property and creates chaos is a terrorist according to Trumps Executive Orders making them "Enemy Combatants" subject to Military Tribunals. Forget your Civil Rights Darling! You won't have any in a Military Tribunal and Mom and Dad won't be there to watch and hear your screams and pain of having to pay for your crimes. You are owned by the slave owners in Guantanamo Bay. May God have mercy on their souls.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Jul 14, 2020, at 8:01 PM
  • Biden opposed desegregation,saying he didn't want his kid's school turning into a racial jungle.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/biden-racial-jungle-quote/

    He's also said you couldn't go into a 7-11 unless you had a slight Indian accent.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Jul 17, 2020, at 1:25 AM
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    They are leaning towards Susan Rice as Bidens running Mate but I do believe she has been arrested for Treason and not available for that position in Prison.

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Aug 9, 2020, at 11:51 AM
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    What do you know! It was Kamala Harris. She will be the new President if She is elected as the Vice President because no one is voting for Joe Biden. They will be voting for Kamala Harris.

    Kamala Harris was chosen by God to become the Civil Rights Leader for the Black Race, not the Black Lives Matter.

    Kamala Harris is sticking her neck out Voluntarily before she faces the chopping block head on. Gonna be a Good Show this fall!

    I wouldn't be surprised if she steps down from her VP Position before the election. She stepped down in the Presidential race. If she is going to work as a Civil Rights Leader, she will have to come over to Trump's side. So she might want to remove her foot and watch what she says about President Trump from now on.

    Biden and Kamala Harris make a cute couple. Biden and his little woman both wearing a black thong on their face whenever they go outside to speak to the public. Gonna be a Funny show this Fall.

    After the re-election of President Trump you will start getting the results of all those Red Pills I have been giving you for the past 4 years. Gonna be a horror show this Winter.

    -- Posted by sui on Thu, Aug 13, 2020, at 9:43 PM
  • I am not a Trump supporter and neither am I a Biden supporter. However I am going to vote for Trump and heres why.

    First of all, I want to defend Biden a bit. I think he’s a nice guy and a ton more likeable that Trump. I also don’t buy the whole creeper thing. I have a grandpa who is the sweetest man on earth who hugs and kisses everyone... even younger girls. He’s not threatening and he has no bad intentions. Socially is it a little bit weird? Yeah maybe, but he’s old... about the same age as Biden (which is a bit of a concern when thinking of him as a president). I think he’s a good politician and a decent human being. HOWEVER.... he has one quality that I believe makes Trump the better option between the two....he’s spineless. He’s the type of guy that will change his stances and “beliefs” to go with whatever the people surrounding him are doing. He is a democrat who, in the past, was a democrat that wouldn’t be considered very far left. However, when it came time to vote on a law that would allow people to let live born babies die after birth, he went along with it because the people around him (Kamala Harris) went with it. He’s also know to throw the blame of his mistakes around and doesn’t own up to it. He was originally one of the biggest supporters who pushed Bush to send troops over to the Middle East. However, when things got bad, he criticized Bush and tossed his make in the mud saying he was mistaken and shouldnt have done it even though Biden himself was one of the people that pushed him to do it. He’s also been caught lying many times and the most infamous case was when he was directly accused of trying to cut funding to Social Security. He immediately denied it even though there is videographic proof of him doing so.

    He has no spine, and is someone that will tell you all the things you want to hear, and never do them... sounds like a recent president doesn’t it....(OBAMA) who he served under.

    Now, Trump is a scuzzball, a jerk, egotistic, offensive, along with many other things... but he’s up and does the things he says he’s gonna do. Ill take that over a spineless follower any day... basically what I’m saying is were choosing the better between two evils and i believe Trump is the slightly better choice.

    -- Posted by Truamerican on Sat, Sep 12, 2020, at 5:42 PM
  • Welcome truamerican. I believe you covered my thoughts very well. I too believe Mr. Biden is a basically OK guy except for his lack of fortitude and decisiveness. And THAT truly worries me when I think of who is going to influence him and pull the strings.

    I also agree with much you said about Mr. Trump and I would have sorely wished someone else with his “independence” would have stepped forward but what long term politician can do that? They have depended on the public so long, they cannot stand on their own.

    That is what the Democrats fear so much. He does not need much financial support and a lot of people like his “backbone” and little concern for political correctness.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Sep 12, 2020, at 9:26 PM
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    We elect a president to lead our country, not to be our pastor, counselor, or friend.

    Trump may not be everyone's cup of tea. But everyone knows what he thinks. Unless you never watch TV, listen to the radio, or read the paper. And everyone knows what he will do.

    I find it very refreshing to have a president who doesn't play the PC game and isn't a career politician. So much so that I would be first in line to vote yes for a Constitutional amendment that excludes anyone with more than 10 years in any elected office from running for president.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sun, Sep 13, 2020, at 7:29 AM
  • Welcome truamerican. I believe you covered my thoughts very well. I too believe Mr. Biden is a basically OK guy except for his lack of fortitude and decisiveness. And THAT truly worries me when I think of who is going to influence him and pull the strings.

    I also agree with much you said about Mr. Trump and I would have sorely wished someone else with his “independence” would have stepped forward but what long term politician can do that? They have depended on the public so long, they cannot stand on their own.

    That is what the Democrats fear so much. He does not need much financial support and a lot of people like his “backbone” and little concern for political correctness.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Sep 13, 2020, at 7:02 PM
  • Exactly, its one of the few things that i love about him. He does what he says and he cant be bought. I think it was good for this country to have someone come in a shake things up like he did and step on some toes and just make people see what “politicians” have been doing to this country.

    -- Posted by Truamerican on Mon, Sep 14, 2020, at 4:02 PM
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