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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Rudy leaking oil like my old '55 Chevy.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    OK, I was exaggerating, but he is crossing a line post-election loss.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I had been comparing him to a Berlusconi/Mussolini hybrid for years but he's crossed the line into German fascism by now.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I know that Joe has told advisers that he doesn't want to prosecute Trump after the transition, but if 4 dead at Benghazi was good for 2 years of hearings, then 250,000 dead of COVID could take us to the year 127,020 AD at the same rate. 😁
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    As I've posted before, no mask is totally effective. There's still a risk. I will get the vaccine and continue to wear one anyway until things settle down. I've golfed in a mask and played about as well as maskless. I don't wear one when I'm out for a stroll, but there's one in the pocket if I get near people.
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    Theo Epstein Resigns; Hoyer Stays

    It would be similar to owning golf courses which lose money year after year, but you use the losses to offset gains from other investments and pay very little taxes. Meanwhile the land the golf courses sit on is appreciating in value every year and you wind up with a fortune when you sell. Smart.
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    George Springer Thread

    Not looking forward to the miss. You twisted my post. Looking forward to the month of weeping and moaning on this site. What the hey, it's all in fun, right?
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I saw that before I posted. Signaling to aides is not a public declaration. I stand by my post.
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    George Springer Thread

    This year's Machado? I'm not getting too excited yet. Looking forward to the month-long b****fest after he goes elsewhere.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Biden never publicly declared that he is a one term president. At least I can't find a quote on it. If he is one, that leaves Harris against Trump or whomever. Trump may be a vulgar narcissistic boor but once you get beyond that, he is serves the Republican cause very well. (Not meant in a negative sense)
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    The looting and $2B of property destruction were pulling in one direction. Not the BLM alone, that has merit by itself, even if some people join the two. The president's handling of COVID was pulling in the other direction. That's the story of this election. It also explains why close House races went so Republican. They weren't burdened by a quarter million dead Americans on their watch. Disagree? Who was elected president in the vote after the property destruction following the assassination of Dr. King? Makes me want to believe reports of some violence being started by agents from the other side embedding themselves with the rioters. Democrats need to focus on the real reason they lost House seats and not attribute it to a failure to connect with one voting block or another.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Only if John Fox could block. I can't see how anyone not from Minnesota or Chicago could watch this exercise in boredom, unless they had a bet going on it. I'm sorta ashamed that I watched it. You're all right about Trubisky running for his life behind this OL is a better fit than Foles stumbling around until he's planted. Why do we care?
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    Sox hire Ethan Katz per WSD

    Either way works for me. As others have posted, what does his contract say? The problem was getting all the pitches to come out of the same arm slot. When that was fixed, suddenly the changeup became unhittable. Give credit to whomever, Gio or Katz or the Phantom.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Who knows how much the legitimate BLM protests and the illegitimate stuff that attached to them affected the election results in down ticket races. The top of the ticket was carrying the heavy burden of its pandemic debacle and that was an unclimbable mountain.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    That's true, the Constitution didn't say how the electors were to be chosen.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    An unkind view would be that the Electoral College was created to give more representation to the smaller states to encourage them to join the newly formed union, since each would have at least 3 votes regardless of size. That doesn't seem too bad. The electors who could override the popular vote by being faithless to their candidate? One view is that the Founding Fathers wanted an escape hatch in case the voting public "got it wrong" in other words, democracy was a new thing and they didn't want the people getting too much power. Seriously.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Texas Lt. Gov offering $1 million reward for evidence of voter fraud. If we turn each other in that's $500K apiece! Who's game for it?
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Grain of salt time here: You're all aware that Trump has a long history of using lawsuits as a negotiating tool, right? So even if he pushes the system beyond where it should be pushed and winds up getting some concessions on the other end, he comes out ahead, right? Concessions? Agreements to not prosecute, agreements to not contest races that go the other way, like for Senate seats, what do I know? How many millions of loans did Deutsche Bank forgive his corporations just because of tactics such as this? I'm talking half-a-billion of bad loans from his failed business ventures. So apparently he did read Art of the Deal. He sure as hell didn't write it.
  19. At the time Tony did say that what you call an anti-Obama rally was not political. Seriously. (I know it was, you guys.) In Tony's defense, none of us should fault the guy for being a Republican. It's his right.
  20. Gotta kneel if you're too drunk to stand. Remember what Lincoln said about General Grant's geting sauced too much? (Well, not really)"There is a popular tradition to the effect that Lincoln, when informed that General Grant drank too much whiskey, retorted, “Tell me what brand it is, and I’ll send a barrel to each of the other generals.” But, in truth, these words were a mere fabrication: they were put into Lincoln’s mouth by Miles O’Reilly (Charles G. Halpine) in a burlesque report of an imaginary banquet supposed to have been held at Delmonico’s in the year 1862. They ran through the press as Lincoln’s ipsissima verba, and to this day it is hard to make people father them on the real author." Not funny, like a Chief of Police who drives drunk, but tragic and especially tragic for the Sox.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    White men, to be more specific.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I'm waiting for: Tax cut for the middle class, $4,000 pay raise, Repeal of carried interest treatment for hedge funds, End of N. Korea nuclear program, Repeal and replace Obamacare, Save Social Security and Medicare, $1,000,000,000,000 for new infrastructure, The swamp to be drained, The 5 year ban on lobbying, Lower drug prices, Ban on foreign lobbyists, Six weeks paid maternity leave, Dependent care savings accounts, A better deal on climate change, Suing the women who accused of rape him after the election, Not playing golf once he becomes president, Reducing college tuition, Stop jobs from going overseas, End to DACA, Protecting American steel Industry, Making America a safer place to live, Eliminating the budget deficit, And, in case you forgot in this list of broken promises, releasing his taxes.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Were the polls that far off in 2016? H Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3% and that was almost as high as the 538.com poll of polls. How would you account for the huge discrepancy in 2020, where the poll of polls was around 7% vs. the 4.3 you quote. My first thought is that the missing 2.7% that the Republican candidate got has to be attributed to vote fraud that favored the Republican candidate. What other explanation could there be? (You know that I'm semi-joking, but claiming vote fraud without any real proof is in high fashion Right About Now.)
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    If Biden expects cooperation with the losing side, remember that the same people who pledged to stop Obama's agenda and largely did stop it are still in power. Not to mention a serial litigator who can't admit defeat at the helm.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    One had a halo, the other has horns. Why? That's above my pay grade.
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