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Cain's death is not surprising but it's surreal and tragically poetic. His run in 2012 feels like a lifetime ago, it was so absurd it prompted Tim Heidecker to release a tribute album out of morbid obsession and bafflement. This is the man who plagiarized a speech from a Pokemon movie in his closing remarks. This is the guy who sincerely stated he wouldn't pass a legislative bill longer than 9 pages. 

He also set the stage for the kind of naive "no one will take this seriously, what a boob" attitude that the media held with Trump. One that his far less effective critics maintain. I don't think he was remotely as sinister or corrupt as Trump or most GOP wing nuts of late but he was still a Tea Party darling along with Palin and Cruz and [insert any random assclown here] and these bastards are the ones who prepped the GOP for it's full unmasking under Trump. And now a Tea Party superstar has literally died from a disease spread at a Trump rally he attended, a rally in an arena so undersold that he could have even gone and socially distanced at. Instead he danced and shook hands and interacted with peers mask off and everything. The Trump era Republican base is literally a death cult at this point. 

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51 minutes ago, dr lopez said:

there's no evidence he got corona virus from the tulsa rally is there?

correct. in fact, the official statement from his camp was:

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There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus, but we do know he is a fighter who has beaten Stage 4 cancer

we just know he contracted the virus less than 2 weeks after attending the rally- but then again, america had never seen a candidate like herman cain

 

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seeing some amazing takes on twitter.

 

a. that he got the virus from the tulsa rally, which is just a twitter lib feverdream

b. that he died "because the virus affects black and brown people disproportionately." this is true in so much as those groups tend to be poorer, have less access to quality healthcare, and have more preexisting co-morbidities because to the former two issues. Herman Cain, while black, was a successful businessman worth several millions who definitely had access to healthcare, him being black is immaterial in this case. why are people saying this??

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don't know if there are many alt country/americana fans here, but Justin Townes Earle put out some pretty decent albums. I liked the 2 he put out a few years ago "Single Mothers" and "Absent fathers." I didn't know much about his personal story, I'm guessing it could have been drug related:

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/justin-townes-earle-americana-star-and-son-of-steve-earle-dies-aged-38

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10 hours ago, zero said:

don't know if there are many alt country/americana fans here, but Justin Townes Earle put out some pretty decent albums. I liked the 2 he put out a few years ago "Single Mothers" and "Absent fathers." I didn't know much about his personal story, I'm guessing it could have been drug related:

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/justin-townes-earle-americana-star-and-son-of-steve-earle-dies-aged-38

heard about that. i'm familiar w/his father's music more than his. didn't know he was here in portland. i guessed drug related when i heard the news too but who knows. they've haven't said in the stories i've read. he'd been in portland w/his wife/kid since 2017 or so. 

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Shit. The singer for Power Trip died. Huge fucking bummer.

https://pitchfork.com/news/power-trips-riley-gale-has-died/

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Gale was 22 when he formed Power Trip, working an office job and going to school at the University of North Texas in Denton. Power Trip released two albums on Southern Lord: their 2013 debut Manifest Decimation and 2017’s Nightmare Logic. Their rarities compilation Opening Fire: 2008-2014 was released in 2018, and a live album arrived earlier this year.

Gale was politically outspoken. The title of Power Trip’s Nightmare Logic song “If Not Us Then Who” was inspired by the late civil rights icon John Lewis. Gale spoke in interviews about how the album was also a reaction to extreme wealth disparity and the idea of a “revolt” against the very rich. Once, when Power Trip’s music played on Fox News, the band tweeted an all-caps “CEASE & DESIST.” “If you don't like our stances, don't support our band,” Gale said in a 2018 Revolver interview. “It doesn't make a single difference to us. ... We try to make it pretty clear that we might all be white males, but this is not a band for white males to enjoy and be dumb rednecks.”

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