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The posts in play...

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The GM Strike is Going to Take a While
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Light-Sabers Up! Episode IV: A New Hope
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Second Photo Surfaces of Justin Trudeau in Blackface
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Making A Conversation Out of Talking Points
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Christopher Bradley
Adopt, Don’t Shop
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Joe Biden’s Right
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Clown Show: Corey Lewandowski Amuses Himself at Jerry Nadler’s Circus
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The Princess Bride Re-Make: Make it More Than Mostly Dead
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Clare Briggs
His First Long Ones
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Wednesday Writs: Criminal Justice Reform
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Brett Kavanaugh Accusations, Again
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The comments...

AvatarOscar Gordon
+ From interviews I've heard, one of the sticking points is GMs use of long term temporary workers. People who are hired as temps and [. . .]
+ I think it would, like you say it's a silly thing to think about because I want to say something like, "With the same story [. . .]
+ Looks like there was a third incident. NEW: Global News has obtained a video of Justin Trudeau in blackface. This is the 3rd instance of Trudeau [. . .]
+ I always wonder how stuff that I *LOVED* when I was a kid would do if it were released today. Of course, it's a silly thought [. . .]
AvatarEric Cunningham in reply to Jaybird
+ This was intentional. The great documentary Empire of Dreams goes in to this, but Lucas intentionally avoided the darkness and negativity of films in the [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to LeeEsq
+ Good observation, maybe because human behavior is not at all consistent. Like the way we've discussed before of the conflicting impulses between the comforting embrace of [. . .]
AvatarFish
+ I back this 100% (all of my dogs have been rescues). I've frequently thought about volunteering at our local humane society, but knowing myself as [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to DensityDuck
+ In a previous life I led innovation and new product development at a Fortune 500 company. It always shocked me how many people would argue [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Jaybird

It certainly ain't gonna help him considering the baggage he's already been toting.

AvatarSwami in reply to Dark Matter

Well said, DM. I too think we could do a heck of a lot more with social experiments and variations.

AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Saul Degraw
+ I'm beginning to suspect that consistency isn't possible in politics. A couple of weeks ago in a Facebook discussion a young woman who grew up [. . .]
+ Personally, I think he should get a pass on this. Canada doesn't have the same history of racism as the US does and they're, like, 25 [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to JoeSal
+ And yet we have a disproportionately high percentage of our working citizens who - thanks to market forces - can't afford to eat, get transport [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to Gabriel Conroy
+ Federal employees - I am one - can still join unions. IT has been illegal to strike since Reagan. It wasn't illegal before [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to North
+ They haven't tried to weave a coherent narrative since the early 1970's. Thus we don't know if they can. What we do know [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to North
+ the democrats electoral base cares about the environment, fair labor practices, actual successful public education and ending racial gender and sexual discrimination. The only [. . .]
+ One thing that I think is also notable is the tenor of all of the movies that were coming out around the same time. Like, every [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Steve Casburn
+ Trump's base delights in being lied to, if it owns the libs. Notice there is always the short pause between one of his bizarre lies, where [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Steve Casburn
+ Possibility 2 is covered by my diary Jan 20, 2017: Week 1 of the Trump Presidency. Next week they will reveal evidence that destroys [. . .]
AvatarSteve Casburn
+ 1. Berke's elicitation of Lewandowski's admission that he feels no shame in lying to the media is a torpedo below the waterline of Lewandowski's political [. . .]
+ So, hear me out: The Princess Bride is actually one of the best candidates of its era for a good remake/sequel. In the original movie, you have [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Dark Matter

Little did the Founders suspect that "George Washington Slept Here" was an impeachable offense.

Unless they do an end run around Goldman and get the rights directly from S. Morgenstern's descendants.

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Swami

"This thing would be good."
"But it's bad because people do it wrong!"
"Okay, so don't do it wrong."
"But it's bad because people do it wrong!!"

AvatarDark Matter in reply to JoeSal

Include the micro-states (which is silly) and we're #8. Exclude them and we're #3 behind Switzerland and Norway.

AvatarDark Matter in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Considering his open corruption regarding using the government and lick spittle lackeys as profit maker for is properties...Did I miss a scandal, are we [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Em Carpenter
+ I think because it is not viewed as a cost saving measure to the state, but a privilege for which the defendant should pay.:Bang [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to dragonfrog
+ Madoff on particular owes, as I understand it, about 10 or 20 billion dollars to his victims, Yes. Generic fraudster should be rrady for [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Brandon Berg
+ Was he ever actually any good, or was it all fraud all along? In the 60's, 70's, 80's, and very early 90's he walked [. . .]
AvatarDamon in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Impeaching him! Just like Clinton, he won't be removed. And as we've seen with Bill, his supporters won't care, and the other side [. . .]
+ I remember the first time Dad took me to the menswear store in Storm Lake, IA to get a suit. I don't remember exactly [. . .]
Avatardragonfrog in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ Bike bells are good in places where there is a lot of bicycle use. You might not be heard inside the cabin of a [. . .]
+ I think you're chronology and some of your facts are a bit off. As I understand it, (most) federal employees either didn't have the right [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Stillwater

Hmm that is interesting considering how very differently the two of us approach the party. Maybe the GOP should cut us a check?

AvatarNorth in reply to Stillwater
+ Sure, but if they hold them in contempt that is supposed to be enforced by... ... Trump's Justice Department. Now I still think they should [. . .]
AvatarFish in reply to Jaybird

"the bad guy" is Prince Humperdink.

Also, no. To all of this. No.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Kolohe

Kermit & Piggy are obvious, Bunsen and Honeydew are Miracle Max and his wife.

Gonzo is Fezzini.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to dragonfrog
+ Honestly, I'm good either way. As long as Madoff's ability to cause further harm is greatly diminished through lifetime parole, I'm fine with that. [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to dragonfrog
+ I can see laws for lights and reflectors (remember the lady killed by the autonomous car in Mesa, AZ - no lights or reflectors). But bike [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to North
+ Expressing dignity in defeat is something Democrats are getting quite good at. OTOH, dignity might require holding Trump WH officials accountable, by holding them [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to North
+ One of the amusing and slightly disturbing consiequences of discussing this issue with you and Saul and others is that each conversation makes it slightly [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Philip H
+ I don't think the Democratic Party's electoral base is a left leaning mirror of the Republican Party's base so I am dubious that their strategy [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Stillwater
+ Yes, I'm aware of the "fightin' Dems will be more popular" argument. It might even hold water for that portion of the electorate who are [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels
+ I think just keeping alive the issue of “Kavanaugh The Rapey Creep” and “Trump Stifled The FBI Probe” is good for us. I don't. [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to North
+ but I doubt that a case can be made with the evidence currently available that will sway the republican and independent voters that would need [. . .]
Avatardragonfrog in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ As you observe, there's no particular benefit at this point in keeping Madoff in prison. I don't think a humane sentence should be dependent [. . .]