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Moan4Yoan

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  1. 2 minutes ago, Chisoxfn said:

    Paxson might stick around as a senior adviser and I don't think that is a bad thing. Pax has made is very clear this isn't his show and Karnisovas is going to get the reigns to hire his guys.  If he wants to pick Paxson's brain, Pax is there for him. If he doesn't...no biggie. Pax is so loyal to Jerry he would never do anything to intentionally undermine him (I genuinely believe that).

    Gar on the other hand has already been demoted massively. Cowley has been spot and ahead of everything on the Bulls and that point has been clear for a long time. Karni has 10 times the power Gar has (if not more). If Karni doesn't like Gar after he meets with him, I'm sure he will be out.  These are pretty sweeping changes Bulls are making. New VP, New GM, likely a new Asst. GM...new scouts...probably new coaching...and one can only hope new medical team and further buildout of its analytics team.  

    Your points are taken, but what other franchises do things like this?  Hire a new guy to take over, don’t fire the previous regime, and let the new guy decide what happens?  It just seems like a very strange way of running a team.


  2. 8 hours ago, Kyyle23 said:

    Pax and Gar stay, it's just window dressing

    Exactly.  Nothing improves until these deadbeats are officially removed from the organization.

    Per K.C. Johnson:

    https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/bulls-negotiating-make-arturas-karnisovas-head-of-basketball-operations?amp=1

    “John Paxson is expected to move into a senior advisory role with no daily presence around the team, sources said. He has offered to help Karnisovas in any manner in which Karnisovas sees fit.

    The future of current general manager Gar Forman, who has moved largely into a scouting role, will be discussed.“


  3. 2 hours ago, RTC said:

    For any of you in the west burbs, Bavarian Lodge now has growler carry out.  I'm so screwed.

    Lisle.  Great taps.  Wonder how their prices are.


  4. On 4/4/2020 at 12:14 PM, RTC said:

    Tip for those of you just discovering Zombie Dust: check the bottling date.  That beer drops off faster than just about any other beer.  It's not the same 4 weeks after bottling as it is fresh.  Still good, but not as epic.  Toppling Goliath had this issue (and didn't seem to get it) when they started shipping Pseudo Sue to Chicago.  A lot of it was 2-3 months old and people didn't understand what all the hype was about once they actually tried it.  Completely different animal when fresh.  Fresh Sue is amazing.

    Which, in a nutshell, is the embarrassment of riches in Chicago. You can regularly find pale ales and IPAs that have been canned in the last 7-10 days from the likes of Mikerphone, Phase Three, etc, and even picking stuff up from the dojo at Pipeworks.  That said, some of the unfiltered IPAs actually could use a little more time.  I find a lot of the stuff from Hop Butcher to have too much hop burn when fresh and really hits a sweet spot 2-3 weeks out.

    Agreed, 100%.  Especially the Double Dry-Hopped (DDH) IPAs.  They need to age.  I just grabbed some More DDH Dusty this last weekend.  When it’s too green (fresh), it’s a bit harsh.


  5. 5 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

    Funny, as a person pretty firmly in between the two parties,  it is exactly this kind of stuff that drove me out of the GOP after decades. I can't support a party that is afraid to even sort of criticize their leader out of fear. Nope as soon as it starts, the denizens start in on Obama or Clinton. It is disgusting. 

    Wait, earlier I supported Trump because I was racist.  Now, I support him out of fear?  Which is it?


  6. 8 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

    I get a kick out of the need to deflect everything about the Dear Leader back to something bad about the black guy or woman.

    “Black guy or woman?”  I will preemptively excuse you of your veiled accusation of racism.  But the Obamas were most recently in the White House prior to Trump.  I also mentioned the Clintons, just in case you missed it.

    Serious question though — how are some people going to handle the next four years of their lives once Trump is re-elected?

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  7. 4 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

    Honestly, this makes a ton of sense.  It is one of the very few things he has been consistent on throughout this time period.  It also follows from when he tried to buy another potential cure/treatment in Germany previously.  We all know this President is perfectly willing to profit off of the backs of the American people, and he will disregard conflict of interest to do it.  There might not be any proof out there at this time, but his actions sure open him up to a higher level of scrutiny and suspicion than literally every single other American President in history who divided their personal interests into a separate and untouchable trust while they were President to avoid conflict of interest.  Trump doesn't get that benefit of the doubt because of his own actions to this point.

    I get my kicks reading some of the outrageous posts made here.  Trump was rich before he became POTUS and will be rich long after he is out of office.  Meanwhile, the Obamas who earned less than a combined $300K per year before entering the White House now have a net worth of $40 million dollars.  Do I even need to bother discussing the Clintons?  There’s definitely no dirty money there!  😂


  8. 13 hours ago, Soxbadger said:

    If a law is not just the people who break it should not be punished.

    Immigration laws are unjust, they are no different than slavery, laws against interracial marriage, segregation and apartheid. They are born from the same beliefs.

    The future will judge those who made them and supported them with the same disdain. We do not have a monopoly on freedom or opportunity.

    This country is everyones, and the quicker we kill your ideas the faster we will recover. This whole us and them bullshit got us into this mess.

     

    It is your opinion that the law is not just.  Meanwhile, your ridiculous ideas on immigration laws would turn this country into the shit-hole that is China.


  9. 1 hour ago, The Beast said:

    The Bears press conference. Farmer’s death. The Bulls executive search. How sports seasons will look if things get going again. 
     

    I can count on my hands how many times I have heard politics from 670 the Score the last few years, it isn’t often. DeCastro absolutely neutered that station and it is mostly sports talk. I would need to have specific examples to understand what you mean and not just general statements about how “liberal” the hosts are or examples from when Goff was on the air. 

    Pace and the Bears suck.  The countdown has already begun on Pace’s NFL career.  The Bulls screw up every decision they make.  Farmer’s death?  How much can that be discussed?

    Bernstein has sounded off on Trump numerous times in the past until I’m pretty sure The Score management told him to shut up about it.


  10. 36 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

    Yes, they’re bringing massive amounts of Muslims here to Wuhan to bury them in mass graves but only after removing all the organs first...just like we don’t have any contingency plans to help any illegal immigrants who have been doing the work Americans refuse to do at below minimum wage.  That’s the way things have been for at least forty years in this country...because the corporations and politicians benefit, as they work as nannies, or do most of the shitty work at casinos, hotels and golf courses.  The politicians act like when these immigrants who often pay taxes at a higher rate than the 1% get sick, when the homeless get sick, when refugees at the border get sick, that it will all just miraculously go away.

    The irony here is that the Trump administration and China have pretty similar policies on Muslims and immigrants.

    That’s why there is almost no daylight between the two.  When has he ever criticized Xi Jinping OR Vladimir Putin?   I’ll hang up and listen to the answer.

    And if the United States doesn’t start acting like a world leader sometime soon, it will be a scary world we’re leaving for our children and grandchildren.  A world where everyone is left on their own, a world without empathy/care or compassion...where what we’re essentially left with is simply survival of the fittest.

    Two months from now, we’ll look closer to a Purge movie than a shining city on a hill.   We’ll look at the way we’ve been treating the least among us, and understand where it all went wrong.  And the people who held their nose to vote because they thought it would benefit their stock portfolios will also have nobody to blame but themselves.

     

    You just compared a government removing organs from innocent people who are hated due to their religion to not coming up with contingency plans for people who ILLEGALLY (yes, that means breaking the law) enter another country for work.  Amazing comparison.  🤣

    And I will throw your absolutely ridiculous comparison out the window and still consider your overall statement -- why in the hell is any person who ILLEGALLY entered this country entitled to the government giving them something better (a.k.a. a free handout), as opposed to worrying about legitimate U.S. citizens?  They are here ILLEGALLY which means they shouldn't even be here in the first place.  I blame the corrupt business owners that are employing these ILLEGAL immigrants, not the U.S. government.  But apparently, the U.S. government should give better jobs and free healthcare to people who shouldn't even be in this country in the first place?  Makes a lot of sense...

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  11. 2 hours ago, mqr said:

    Not that I don’t believe the number is fudged, but I thought I read the Chinese were just cremating everyone that died of anything at one point. Which would explain the 24/7 thing. 

    Most likely, and knowing China, the pile of ashes also contains plenty of uninfected undesireables.

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  12. 44 minutes ago, soxfan2014 said:

    I heard Lawrence Holmes was rough to listen to. He was pissed at the score for canning a few people and asking employees to take paycuts. At least Julie DiCaro was fired (and in the most JD way, made it about how shes a woman).

    Sports radio acting shocked and upset there are layoffs.  Can they explain to me any reason why I would want to listen to The Score right now?  There’s no freaking sports to discuss!!!  And I don’t listen to sports radio to hear those clowns discuss politics.  They are barely good at discussing sports.

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  13. 2 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

    I always thought it started out as a complete mismatch and awkwardness mixed with a crabby old guy, which kind of turned into a long series of inside jokes.  I spent a lot of time broadcasting myself, and always paid extra close attention to the home teams announcers and never heard anything like Farmer and DJ.

    I always thought it was their gimmick/shtick.  DJ would play dumb and Farmer would act annoyed and clown him...  similar to Benetti and Stone on the TV broadcast.

    RIP Farmer.


  14. 12 hours ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

    This is absolutely silly. I don't think China purposefully released this virus as an act of biological warfare. Regardless, comparing the US to China is an absolute joke. They literally have Uighur concentration camps where they harvest the organs of the prisoners. 

    I get it, "America bad" is the cool mindset to have, but what a reach by you. Comparing China to the US from a humanitarian standpoint is laughable. 

    Agreed.  The argument that America is just as bad as China simply exists because people hate the President and want him out of office so this argument is fuel for their fire.  Meanwhile, in China...

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-religious-ethnic-minorities-uighur-muslim-harvest-organs-un-human-rights-a9117911.html

    Comparing the US to China at a humanitarian level is an absolute joke.  It’s no surprise, people who make this argument live in the US.

    So when people laugh at the idea that China would do something insane like spread a virus, well, they already harvest and sell organs and other body parts from people they don’t like while these people are still alive.  Insanity sometimes knows no bounds.


  15. 5 hours ago, ChiSox59 said:

    Yermin was in AA when Reed was in the bigs.  He wasn't a realistic option.  If he was blocking anyone, he was blocking Collins.

    Also, I figured something was up with Reed.  He was still in the Sox org, but didn't appear in any ST games. 

    Players do go straight from AA to the majors sometimes.  Yermin wasn’t getting any younger and the Sox were awful with no sign of a DH.  I don’t see how you can say that he wasn’t a realistic option, case closed.  As far Collins, they likely wanted him catching more games in the minors rather than DH’ing.


  16. 2 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

    The whole idea is absurd.  I mean if China really wanted to sabatoge the West, why wouldn't they plant an illness IN THE WEST!?!?!?! 

    The idea that they started an illness in their own country, shutdown their own economy, and then waited for it to go out west so that they could shutdown their economies and in response stop buying from places like China, therefore getting economically slammed, not once, but twice, is so mindboggling shortsighted, it is almost incomprehensible for it to even be considered.

    China is overpopulated and their government doesn’t really give a crap about people or human rights in general.  One-child policy?  Most executions among any countries in the world?  Muslim concentration camps?  Human rights activists simply disappearing?

    Yes, totally absurd and almost incomprehensible...

    I’m not saying this was intentional but some people have far too much faith in reason when it comes to a twisted and corrupt Communist country.  It’s no surprise China and Russia get along just swell.

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  17. 34 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

    I don't know what is more insane. 7-11 still selling Big Gulps, or people still buying them. I would think there's as good of a shot of Covid 19 being on that Coke button as there is anywhere else.

    Jeez, may as well grab a salad from a public salad bar first and then wash it down with the Big Gulp.


  18. 10 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

     She has been doing that for years and years.

    This is not news.

    Anymore so than going to caves near Lake Victoria, southern Sudan and the Congo will inform us about Ebola and Marburg TODAY.   What do you suggest, killing all bats in the world...and closing caves?  What about all the insects they eat, and the resulting imbalance in nature that will create?   China has more than it’s fair share of blame, no matter how much PPE they donate/loan/sell to Europe.

    There’s been a 96% genetic sequencing match, but still not 100%.  Until this day they don’t know the secondary transmitter, although it’s still suspected to be pangolins by most scientific experts.

    It has nothing to do with virology labs, mysterious government bacterial warfare programs, etc.

     

    Even C-SPAN listeners were getting into the act, asserting it was deliberated released in China to eventually penetrate the US and wipe out older Republican Trump voters, clearing the way for a return of globalization/neoliberalism under Biden, with open borders, free trade agreements and all guns confiscated from the populace.    
     

    Sigh.

    I don’t know about your conspiracy theory accusations but a lot of contagious infections seem to originate or persist in China regardless.


  19. 2 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

    I have not watched that yet.  I rarely pay for HBO.  I got it during Game of Thrones and cancelled it after.  My personal favorite of all of the King books is 11/22/63.  The Hulu series is decent.

    That’s usually what I do as well.

    There is also Mr. Mercedes but I haven’t seen either show.


  20. 24 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

    Also, we dug out The Stand mini-series to rewatch.  Its a shame the acting was so bad, because what a great book.

    The one with Gary Sinise?  Haha, yes it was very cheesy.  Still worth a watch though.  Ironically, one of King’s worst novels translated to the big screen the best — have you watch The Outsider on HBO?


  21. 1 hour ago, Balta1701 said:

    I think China has this decently under control right now. There could absolutely be more bodies, but the hospital videos are hard to block. When you've got an overwhelmed hospital, people are coming and going, and there's no information control on that. 

    There is no guarantee they could not lose control again, but the strategy is out there. Lock down, beat it into submission, then "test test test test test". Test the underpriviledged. Test the people you don't like. Test everyone they come into contact with. All free from the government. You're hungover? Here's an aspirin and a COVID-19 test, don't ask why just take it. It can work. 

    Test the underprivileged and people you don’t like?  Sounds like a great plan.  That type of thinking is what led to this...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_human_experimentation

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