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On “The Socialism of Bernie Sanders

The one of the largest domestic socialism program in the history of the United States at $28B and counting - the Market Facilitation Program, otherwise known as the Farmers Bailout - passed the Senate 87-13.

On “Corn Dog: The Beef Wellington of Common Folks, On a Stick

Yes he was in a long list of folks in the lore but just didn't fit him in, along with half dozen others including a fun story about how German's actually did it first but wanted to stick to the theme

On “The Case for Monopoly

So Monopoly tracks closely to real life, then.

On “Very Stable Genius Predictions

Is it cultural leader or cultural mirror?

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Don't change the rules to let him on the debate stage is a good start

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1. Agree
2. Agree, again, and one the record the brokered convention stuff is politico's wet dream stuff and not reality
3. Yes he does but where is his win coming from? Polling today has 5th in NV and probably that in SC, and a guy who went 2nd/2nd/5th/5th isn't going to inspire on Super Tuesday
4. I am aware.
5. You are 100% right, they are not, and cannot be trusted to show up in Nov if Sanders isn't the nominee.
6. Maybe he should, but this is the crux of the whole issue, isn't it. He isn't get to get enough to win it outright even in his best case scenario, so do you see the party giving it to Sanders? Maybe they do, but if its a close choice is that who they are really going with?

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Not letting Bloomberg by a nomination and Bernie already out there with the not-so-veiled threat his folks will revolt at the convention if he isn't the nominee would be good placed to start with breaking "Dems in Disarray" cliché.

On “Roger Stone Sentencing Gets Suddenly Interesting

Non-violent for someone who threatened a bunch of people for decades, including the presiding judge in this case, is not a compelling argument here.

On “About Last Night: Leaving New Hampshire Edition

2. I'm on record that there will not be any "landslides" regardless, so I agree with you here. Could a Trump re-election scenarios be wider electoral college win than 2016 against Bernie? It very well could, but there will be no landslides, although whoever wins by more than one point will claim it to be so.

5. Steyer is befuddling, and I'm interested to see if that number disappears with Bloomberg, or eats into Mike's efforts. It's just weird, you would think they can't inhabit the same electoral space, but Steyer shouldn't be that high anyway. Interesting to watch.

On “Harsh Your Mellow Monday: Martyrs, Saints, and Grifters Upon the Waves Edition

Is it, in your opinion, desperation, the money, or lack of other options that is fueling Bloomberg?

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The IRS investigation when the next Democratic president is in power into Liberty should be fun. "Just how do you go from $150M to $2.5B in 12 years, there Jerry." A lot of innocent kids and folks at the university are going to get caught up in some very ugly stuff rolling downhill from the top of Chandler's Mountain someday soon, I'm afraid.

On “Celebrating Life with a Pocket Full of Death

Thank you Michael. And BBQ is a very respectable grief food.

On “Harsh Your Mellow Monday: Martyrs, Saints, and Grifters Upon the Waves Edition

It has merit, if a bit of stretch since there is quite a bit of overlap to the niches

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Trump has changed quite a few folks on the left also, to be fair. He seems to be an equal opportunity, bipartisan, metastasizing thing where his most ardent opponents get sucked in and lose their bearings. But your point is valid, the single issue voters latching on and signing up are this era's "low information voters" of the past that those same people hated so openly.

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who will be the first person to run the "Granny over the cliff" ad, do you think this time?

On “The New Bern, Same as the Old Bern

We noticed. The old folks, at least for now, still decide elections in the States. See how long that holds up.

On “Harsh Your Mellow Monday: Martyrs, Saints, and Grifters Upon the Waves Edition

I've about to come to the place where the only political measuring rod I even both with anymore is "Has Donald Trump changed who you are in the last 4 years, good, bad, or indifferent."

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I agree with you about President Obama, but wonder how many folks have not drawn the conclusion you have and still think the best path is to find a new savior every 4-8 years not realizing that is a generational occurrence.

On “Celebrating Life with a Pocket Full of Death

Appreciate that. I'll be going to another this week. Been a run if then

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Funerals are for the living is a sage piece of advice that gets more meaningful the older I get