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  1. CentralChamps21

    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.
  10. CentralChamps21

    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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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Is Trubisky the long term answer? Absolutely not, but this team is so poorly constructed that there is no way possible to both acquire a significantly better QB and surround him with enough talent to win over the next 2 years, so give Trubisky a 2 year deal and blow everything else up around him.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    That's not a touchdown.
  15. CentralChamps21

    2020 Election Thoughts

    You keep saying that, but you don't seem to have a problem with everything that led up to this point. These idiots who stormed the capitol and weren't smart enough to disguise their identities while posting their actions on social media didn't think up this grand plan. They were incited to do so, and there were serious flaws in the system that led to that point. The President egged them on, then prevented the military from stopping them, and he was still in power to do that because his entire party refused to do anything about him before that point. When he can call Ukraine, ask them to dig up dirt on his election opponent, and only one member of his party stood up to him during impeachment, the entire party bears some level of responsibility for everything he did after that.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    A couple things that we thought would never be an issue need to be fixed: 1) Congress needs direct control of something bigger/better than the Capitol Police so that the President doesn't control their ability to defend themselved. 2) The procedure by which a long congressman and Senator can object to the electoral from being counted and force a vote needs to go away. The courts are there to adjudicate disputes over election results. 3) We need fewer than 14 days between the electoral vote count and the beginning of the new term.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    If the few thousand people have the President running interference for them in terms of preventing the military or law enforcement from stopping it, it's 100% possible, as we just witnessed. It took the VP, quite possibly illegally, ordering the National Guard in, in order to stop it.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    If they killed more than half of the Senators, they could not have certified the Electoral vote, so Pelosi would have become President on the 20th, unless she was also dead and there wasn't a quorum of House members to elect a new speaker, in which case the Constitution doesn't say what happens, so yeah, that would have been just fine. I cant' tell if you're just obfuscating to avoid admitting the obvious or if you really don't get it.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    If we wait until something succeeds to judge how bad it is, then it's too late.
  20. CentralChamps21

    2020 Election Thoughts

    What happened Wednesday wasn't just a violent mob--it was a violent mob attempting to subvert election results. Find another example of that and then come back.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Tens of millions voted for Trump, but they're sheep. If the 2024 Republican nominee says that Trump was a piece of shit, the tens of millions will have signs saying that Trump was a piece of shit.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    There are so many unconfirmed people acting as Department heads right now I'm not sure anybody knows whether or not invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment would even be legal at this point.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I think we're reached a point where Conservative has become a proxy for pro-Trump. There are plenty of conservatives who were never on board with Trump or got off pretty quickly, but they're now labeled as RINOs or moderates. John Kasich is pretty conservative and he never bought into Trump. Jeff Flake is pretty conservative. There are others, but Trump had such control of the party that they weren't able to keep or seek elected office. Those people will be back eventually.
  24. CentralChamps21

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Never thought I'd see the day that it was more likely the Bears could win a playoff game 30-27 than 20-17, but here we are.
  25. CentralChamps21

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Something I'm genuinely worried about--how much ability does Trump have to prevent the military, FBI, and other law enforcement from preventing widespread rioting on the 20th? Would it be wise to schedule Biden and Harris to get sworn in in different cities?
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