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+ […] At the time, we said stuff like “Maybe this will be for DLC?” and, yeah, it’s true. Witcher 3’s DLC was AMAZING and large [. . .]
AvatarMurali
+ I've read the Phedre trilogy and the Imriel trilogy, but not the Moirin Trilogy. It might be worth discussing the Imriel trilogy here. Her handling [. . .]
+ […] time, I’m reading literary books rather than trashy ones to prove the point that romance can be written about in a literary way. That [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Aaron David
+ The big distinction you'll see between me and Chip (and others with similar opinions to Chip on this issue) is I don't think there's some [. . .]
+ This whole week has been wrenched. On Monday the Kaiser doc said the hideous cough was sinusitis and bronchitis, and prescribed an antibiotic, steroids, [. . .]
AvatarRufus F. in reply to Rufus F.

And I have to say that US made many of the same points as Parasite, while being scarier.

AvatarBrandon Berg

CB12: It's positively Orwellian how consistently and stridently advocates of "affordable housing" oppose the only thing that can actually make housing more affordable.

AvatarAaron David in reply to InMD
+ You say your father is going to vote for him, how does he feel about these things you bring up? The other members of your [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg
+ CB5: I was surprised to come across a Big Boy in suburban Tokyo about five years ago. Apparently there are about 300 Big Boy restaurants [. . .]
+ I've only seen three of them: The Irishman, Once Upon a Time..., and Parasite. Of the three, Parasite was the best constructed story and was [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird

*Glances at the City Council of Topeka*
https://www.topeka.org/citycouncil/

Yeah, that's about the size of it.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Murali

5'11", I just do a lot of walking, so my feet have grown over the years

The problem is that people think that "multiculturalism" means "Epcot".

What it really means is "Topeka".

AvatarMurali in reply to Oscar Gordon

Hey, we've got a similar shoe size. How tall are you? I'm about 6'3 (190 cm)

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird

Hmm.
*Watches a few minutes of Hannity*

Yeah, that's about the size of it.

+ I am having a related but different bout of normal for my weird body myself and you have my sympathies. (I will be getting some [. . .]
+ This is why it's important for Americans to visit other cultures. Without doing that sort of thing, you're left with provincial insights like "they live [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Aaron David
+ Oh, I don't think I'm in such a bubble. On balance more of my relatives voted for him than didn't, even here in my ultra [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ Yep. So long as there are just enough people as you and I agreed up above, that are motivated solely by rage at the left, and [. . .]
AvatarPinky
+ I know this article isn't about Mike Pence. I know it's a pain when someone in a comment section tries to make a whole [. . .]

"seduce people whose sole motivation is hatred"

Trump is going to be president forever.

AvatarAaron David in reply to Andrew Donaldson
+ I don't know Andrew, the article George quoted is pretty clear: Several days ago, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale posted statistics from last week’s rally [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine
+ Well, I call it fusion snake charming that because no one has any actual ideas, just vague suggestion that will somehow seduce people whose sole [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to InMD
+ I would simply say, Ask them. Don't look to your own feelings, biases, and wants, but start honestly looking toward the right side of the [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels
+ I hear ya man... 63M enthusiastic votes; I can't argue with that and I can't imagine losing to Trump in 2020. Just let me know when [. . .]
AvatarLTL FTC

So if Trump is a poor person’s idea of a rich man, Trump is Mr. Burns’ idea of George Steinbrenner in that one episode.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine
+ Wisconsin reminds me of our discussions of coal mines, or steel mills and auto factories. Democrats have no shortage of wonkish proposals, and no shortage of [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to DensityDuck
+ Trump certainly has something to do with it. Not all of it, but some of it. Tariffs are part of it, but also the economic [. . .]
+ The entire first part of your reply is fantasy. The Chinese got everything they wanted while only giving up things they were going to anyway. [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels
+ It is true that I am not wise in the ways of the DNC, but the "Hey, we've thrown a lot of (conflicting) national [. . .]
+ Until they do, this is just another promise. When the money starts rolling in is when the dairy exporters can officially sigh with relief and [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Chip Daniels
+ "of course, there is never a single source for any market woes, " lol so when you said "Three years into his presidency, and we have data [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Andrew Donaldson
+ If doubling our exports to China isn't in the win column, what is? Trump didn't put tariffs on US products going to China, China [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw in reply to Chip Daniels
+ I was able to get health insurance during my years as a contract lawyer for a relatively affordable price because of the ACA. So thanks [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Jaybird
+ Ag products generally don't sit in a silo for a year or two. The imports shouldl be starting almost immediately because the Chinese market [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine
+ The good thing about such a large cast of Dem candidates is that a lot, a whole lot, of messages have been given a test [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Whom do I see? Who cares? Who convinces Wisconsin voters that they care? I think Trump is very vulnerable on Trumpian terms... but I'm not seeing [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine

Who in 2020 do you see as "going after the moneyed winners"?

Biden? Bernie? Warren? Trump?

Because, as everyone here agrees, he has none.

The environment would like a word...

AvatarBrandon T Isleib in reply to LTL FTC
+ That hits at why I think Trump is Finley wearing a Steinbrenner mask. Steinbrenner's stated goal was the same as his actual goal - [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird

The Hall of Fame is full of prodigious base-stealers. Rickey Henderson, Tim Raines, and Joe Morgan were among my favorite players.

AvatarCJColucci in reply to George Turner
+ after Northram’s antics, even Republican’s on gurneys with IV drips will be rolling into the polling booth. Why? Since when do they actually [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Great question. Good news, there's definitely a strategy that could exploit those concerns. As I mentioned above, the biggest concern that separates Producer/Farmers is the [. . .]
+ I'll ask you to re-familiarize yourself with this. When someone’s entire message is “We hate you and refuse to treat you as equals”, I don’t think [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Trump has gone to extremes to protect American workers. Democrats keep screaming about those things, while the workers keep listening to him, and looking [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ When someone's entire message is "We hate you and refuse to treat you as equals", I don't think there exists any argument for persuasion. And given [. . .]