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Harsh Your Mellow Monday: Your Premise Is Bad Edition
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Cornonavirus Outbreak Causes MLB to Suspend Games
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Making a Difference: How To Communicate About Using Masks for COVID
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Ciaran Marshall
For Want of a President: On the British Parliament and the Executive
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Saturday Morning Gaming: The Turn-Based vs. Real Time Debate and Missionforce Cyberstorm
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Reta Mays: An Angel of Death Stalking Her Own At VA Hospital
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Clare Briggs
The Glorious Diver
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The comments...

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to LeeEsq
+ What's truly ironic is that a lot of Democratic elected officials like Gov. Jerry Brown here in CA, and Barack Obama actually governed according small-c [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to LeeEsq
+ Quarantines were always hard to maintain Where I live there was a solid 7-8 weeks where there weren't cars on the road. The couple times [. . .]

Who could have predicted that electing a pig-ignorant malignant narcissist was a bad idea?

AvatarStillwater in reply to Marchmaine
+ It's the end of it if you think the IC populists will control the party going forward. IF they don't, ICP antagonists will be well [. . .]

Oh jeez. I missed that.

And there don't seem to be full games from the era on the youtube.

AvatarNorth in reply to Marchmaine
+ I grant that neoliberal is a rather ambiguous term meaning different things to different people; but however one parses it the Democratic elite doesn’t universally [. . .]
AvatarSlade the Leveller in reply to Oscar Gordon

The great Mike Royko wrote a column 35 years ago anticipating this.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1986-09-10-8603070573-story.html

AvatarSlade the Leveller in reply to Jaybird
+ They played games where both sides said that. Read into that what you will, but I, for one, am not looking forward to America becoming [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Stillwater
+ Well of course that. But if your path to power relies on the people behind the curtain jumping in front of the curtain to [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to North
+ The Democratic elite isn't dominated by market/neo liberals? Hmn... I suppose we'll have to parse 'elite' and 'dominated' and 'market' and 'neo liberal' to [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ Yeah, but that's the Cup final... I remember the anthems during the finals... its the regular season games I can't remember. That's what made [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to The question

That's the point. None of us should know any of Biden's plans. Then we can all hope he's just like us.

AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Chip Daniels

I think the New Theory of Republican politics is that government still doesn't work accept as a way to enforce reactionary White Protestant morality.

AvatarLeeEsq in reply to JS
+ We would be a vastly better place if the Republicans were a purely venal party that would do anything to get a vote. We aren't [. . .]
+ The New York Times has reported on Dick Uihlein being a funder: Critics have asked who is funding the site, since ad revenue alone wouldn’t [. . .]
AvatarFreeman in reply to Chip Daniels
+ I just spent a week in a vacation cabin with fundie family, and I can confirm that you just hit the nail on the head [. . .]
+ The problem with Brexit is that so very many pieces of the stuff they were Brexiting from were never put up for a vote in [. . .]
AvatarThe question in reply to Pinky
+ "my country right or wrong" is where so many good people go wrong and just never managed to get turned around when you go down [. . .]
AvatarThe question in reply to Marchmaine

5 bucks if you can actually name any sort of Joe Biden's position that's actually leftist

AvatarThe question in reply to George Turner
+ You're right it's better when we have 10 hour poll lines and disenfranchise people because they happen to live in the poor neighborhoods. but are you [. . .]
AvatarJ_A
+ One further note about the British Constitution, and the Queen in Parliament Most other constitutional monarchies recognize the sovereignty of the people, and not that of [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Cite on the Federalist funding? Younger conservatives like Ben Shapiro and Charlie Kirk perplex me because I wonder where they learnt it from and in ways [. . .]
AvatarJ_A
+ The British constitution is based on a different conception of who the Sovereign is. The Sovereign is not the people, the Sovereign is "The Queen [. . .]
+ The whole "starting a brawl before the national anthem" joke is one of the funniest hockey jokes of all time. But its impact would be severely [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ "Shallow patriotism"? Says who? Maybe a shallow dimension of patriotism, just like not calling the missus a "c" is a shallow dimension of [. . .]
+ I mean part of the Senate's latest corona-virus package is...allowing 100% deductions on business meals? Starting with "unrelated" and moving straight into "literally the opposite of [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Jaybird

I figure that if there's any doubts about the outcome, the Russians will sort it all out for us.

Your last paragraph there is harsh, but I think very fair and accurate.

AvatarStillwater in reply to Marchmaine

The NeverTrumpers want the Ignorant populists to go back to believing *their" lies, not Trump's lies.

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ Yeah... I should have mentioned my hockey childhood was in the 70s/80s and existed under the shadow/hagiography of Slap Shot. I still don't remember [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Marchmaine
+ This assumes the populist voting base of the left is disaffected from the leadership/elite center leftists which, I think, assumes facts not in evidence. There [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Saul Degraw
+ One of the criticisms I heard about the Democrats in 1979 was that they always campaigned like it was 1936 or something where the problem [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Stillwater
+ Ouch, Bitter Cynical it is then. Though I wonder in passing can there even be any hope of electoral success without the Bitter Clingers, er, Ignorant [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to JS
+ There is a ton of discourse on "feeding the trolls." The problem is, while any one person might ignore the troll, almost always someone will [. . .]
AvatarJS in reply to veronica d
+ Some people delight in clear communication. Others delight in preventing it. Why waste your time with the latter? What could they possibly offer? Even if they [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to Marchmaine
+ My guess is a combination of expressed guilt at destroying the Party and a desire to remain relevant. That led over time to them actually [. . .]
AvatarNorth
+ I find Hugh Hewitt's article oddly reassuring. I mean, if that is the full extent that a Trump sycophant like HH can inflate Trumps [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Aaron David

You're giving them a bit more credit than I... but yeah.

AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Jaybird
+ I didn't see much reason to look beyond the URL. "...bipartisan group secretly [verb]..." A bipartisan group can't secretly [verb], so whatever it [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Jaybird

He doesn't have to, they're already on board. Biden knows that the Dems/Left don't owe #neverTrumpers a damn thing and they aren't offering anything.

AvatarPihlip H in reply to DensityDuck
+ The song, like the flag, are symbols of the nation. They are no more or less immune to peaceful protest that any other symbol. [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Jaybird

Normally I would agree with you, and it is generally how I go about commenting and reading comments here.

Normally.

AvatarPhilip H in reply to Damon
+ His administration has gotten a bunch of stuff done - overpaying for ventilators that won't be here for a year, rolling back environmental regulations; taking [. . .]
+ Skyrim in VR is *AMAZING*. Holy crap, it's off the charts amazing. I very much dislike the whole "okay, now I'm fighting a spider the [. . .]
+ […] Spare me. A unifying sense of country and duty is a fine thing — and a level of respect for both is necessary in [. . .]
+ It's better to talk about arguments than to talk about people personally, I find. Talking about the arguments might actually unearth something interesting. Talking about the other [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Saul Degraw
+ In Israel and other proportional representation countries, you vote for the party rather than a particular politician. Some countries combine party list voting and district [. . .]
AvatarReformed Republican
+ I am not the proud owner of an Occulus Rift S. I played some No Man's Sky, which was pretty cool, but I need to [. . .]