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  1. CentralChamps21

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Being a part of Maryland instead of their own state is not being marginalized. It's fair.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Increasing the size of the House to 1000 helps with both of those, and IMO it's worth trading DC statehood to get it if that's what it takes. What the people of DC really deserve is representation and they get that be becoming part of Maryland.
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    Tommy La Stella Emoji of a Target Discussion

    Yeah but Mendick can't hit. I'm looking for someone who wouldn't be a black hole in the lineup if Anderson goes on the DL.
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    2020 College Football thread

    Playing college teams would probably reduce the need for a better O-line, though.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    PR statehood isn't rigging things. They're a territory of sufficient size and if they want to become a state they should regardless of how it plays out politically. If PR were predominantly Republican I'd feel the same way. I think DC is more of a pure power grab and that's why I'm against it. Expanding the size of the House significantly is way past due and while it may benefit Democrats initially, in the long term is creates more moderate districts and reduces the influence of money in any individual district and I think that's a win for everybody.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Making PR a state and expanding the house to 1000 already does plenty to tip the balance, plus adding the balance of DC to Maryland still adds a very blue seat to the House. Give up the statehood to grease the skids on the other things. It's still a huge win for fairness.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    If the Democrats are going to get one bite at a filibuster-proof bill in the first year, this is what it should be: 1) Expanding the size of the House of Representatives to 1000, beginning on January 3, 2025 2) Statehood for Puerto Rico 3) Shrink the size of the District of Columbia to the area bounded by K St NW/NE, 11th St NE/SE, the Anacostia River and the Potomac River, and retrocede the rest to Maryland. I don't like the idea of the core of DC not being under Federal Control, and making a state and giving 2 Senators out of an area as small as DC is a blatant power grab and the Democrats need to be better than that.
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    Tommy La Stella Emoji of a Target Discussion

    Can either of them play SS though? It makes it a lot easier to have them both on the roster. I guess if you are OK with Leury at SS then it matters less.
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    Sox sign Hendriks: 3/$39M - 4th year optional with $15M buyout

    I don't see a package with Heuer as the centerpiece netting a stud rotation guy, but if other teams value him that much, then yeah, do it. I guess in that case it bumps Kopech or Crochet to the bullpen anyway.
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    Tommy La Stella Emoji of a Target Discussion

    LaStella in does not have to mean Madrigal out. He's still pre-arb so keep him for depth. Is he good enough at SS to play there for a while if Anderson gets hurt?
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    Sox sign Hendriks: 3/$39M - 4th year optional with $15M buyout

    Wow, that's a lot of money for a reliever. I'm glad to have him, but I wouldn't have been upset if the Sox weren't willing to pay that much to get him. I'm not in favor of trading Heuer unless the Sox are set on moving Kopech or Crochet to reliver permanently. Hendriks-Bummer-Marshall-Heuer-Fry-Foster-Cordero-Burdi/Lopez is a nice bullpen and I wouldn't want to lose Heuer unless Kopech or Crochet are replacing him. If the Sox are still in on Bauer, give him another week or so and if you can't land him, sign Quintana or one of the other comparable available options.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    https://twitter.com/ChristopherJM/status/1348725601335717889?s=20
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Assuming that's Eastern time that's just under 5 hours from now.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Before looking it up, I was able to correctly guess that Rep. Peter Meijer is indeed from Grand Rapids, MI.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Sources indicate they settled on Lou Malnati's after seriously considering Giordano's.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I can grant you that a lot of good people voted for Trump, but any Trump voter who is saying that they will never vote for Pence, Sasse, etc., for defying Trump are part of the problem. That's loyalty to a person over a political platform and those people deserve no sympathy.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    This is probably blending over to the COVID thread but you couldn't pay me to fly right now anyway.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    The Senate will avoid taking it up until after inauguration, which will give cover to Republicans who can vote to acquit, thus not angering the Trump base, and then rationalize it by saying he's out of office anyway so it doesn't matter. Romney, Murkowski, and maybe a couple others will vote to convict, but not 17.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Are Kennedy and Thomas actually buying into those conspiracy theories, or are they just spreading them because getting others to believe them is profitable?
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I think the point people are trying to make is that the fascists have set themselves aside by committing treason/sedition, which sets them apart from the acts of violence and terrorism that have been committed by other groups, and that in addition to dealing with the specific crimes committed Wednesday we need to deal with the larger issue that fascists thought it was OK to storm the Capitol in a way that no other group has dared even consider.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    If you want to feel less bad about the Bears, turn on NBC to see what's happening in Pittsburgh.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Can Foles be cut? I don't know how contracts work and all that.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    A good QB still isn't winning anything with this roster, and acquiring a good QB limits improving other areas. I want to get the other pieces in place first before addressing QB.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    First of all, he doesn't cost picks to acquire and he won't cost a lot of money to sign. Secondly, if you're going to rebuild you're going to have a bad team for a couple years and his mobility and relatively low turnover rate is good to have on a rebuilding type team.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    As far as the punishment for the specific act, no, it doesn't matter why those people broke into the Capitol, but if we're going to deal with the cause and not just the action, then yes, it matters why it happened and that people of other types of extremist views didn't. Otherwise, we're just sitting around hoping it doesn't happen again.
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