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  • Birthday 09/21/1986

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Better information than the other forums, better posters
  • Favorite Sox player
    Paul Konerko
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    We have minor leaguers?
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    Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS - Joe Crede hitting the walk-off double, scoring Pablo Ozuna to win 2-1
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    Frank Thomas
  1. Reddy

    Earth Day!

    Sqwert that's awesome man. Wish I had a yard to landscape... Personally: - I've cut back drastically on my red meat purchasing. Like, maybe once every few months if I'm at a place that just so happens to have the "greatest burger ever", but 95% of the time it's no beef for me. The cattle industry produces more greenhouse gasses than all transportation combined. Just unreal. - Try not to use plastic straws whenever possible, minimize my plastic use in general (paper/canvas bags) - Recycle as much as possible - Support organizations like 4Ocean that pull plastic out of the ocean and recycle it (they've done over 530,000 pounds so far) - Vote (y'all know what I'm getting at, but keeping it SLAM worthy) OK EXCEPT here I am writing this and I just realized I'm drinking my starbucks out of a damn straw. Can you get starbucks to like... fill your own container orrrr lol. #workinprogress
  2. Reddy

    Earth Day!

    In honor of the day, and the White Sox announcing that they're no longer going to use plastic straws (which is flippin' awesome), what do y'all do to lessen your impact on the environment and the world? Side note: (Let's not argue about climate change itself. This isn't meant to be a 'buster thread. If you don't buy into it, feel free to ignore)
  3. Reddy

    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 08:59 PM) https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/18/politics/dem...rump/index.html Dem operatives trying to find the right (type and amount of) messaging on Trump for the midterms Very little, if any, is the correct call in most places. Politics is local.
  4. QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 06:24 PM) Who are you quoting? Provide some context. For realz?
  5. Reddy

    2018 Democrats thread

    Okay I'm gonna learn from my history here at ST and let this go, even though I stand behind every single comment I've made 100%.
  6. Reddy

    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 12:02 PM) That is just lame. You bring it up in that context, but then pretend you didn't mean exactly what you meant when you get called out on it? If it wasn't something you were saying, and didn't believe, you wouldn't have brought it up in the first place. That is just trash. Lord. You don't get to decide what I meant. I didn't say that. I didn't use those words. I meant EXACTLY what I said. You don't get to magically add some other contextual meaning because you don't like me. It's absolutely ridiculous that you're always inferring the worst based on your own personal biases. Show me where I said what you're saying I said. If you can't, then stop making up bulls***. And ease off on the attacks, bud.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:48 AM) Yet you are telling someone that they can't be qualified on a topic because of their race. How on earth have you come to that conclusion? Lol I've made no comments regarding anyone's qualification to do anything. Please quote for me where I made the argument you're suggesting here. As far as I'm aware, I mentioned his race, gender, and sexual orientation as an explanation for why he doesn't care about social issues (they don't affect him).
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:37 AM) Barack Obama literally was a community activist on the South Side. He was a community organizer. I'm a community organizer. Yes, he was an activist in the way I'm an activist, but when it came to politics he was pragmatic and didn't try to break the mold. He was not an activist as a politician. He wasn't going to move on gay marriage until Uncle Joe forced him to by making a public statement of support for it.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:35 AM) Here’s the thing. The Dems are losing the social issues/political correctness battle. Identity politics and obfuscation/diversionary tactics favor the Trump wing...while DACA itself, those particular individuals, are “popular” or poll well, broader immigration policies in general are not. If it’s about kitchen table economics, trade, wealth disparity, rights and protections for women, protection of Medicare/Social Security (safety net), the environment, the $1 trillion plus deficits, the Dems SHOULD clean up. The tax cuts were surrendered by the GOP as a talking point in PA by the end of that race. That was supposed to be their ace in the hole to save an electoral bloodbath. The only thing that can save the GOP would be a miraculous breakthrough in North Korea or on the foreign policy side in general, and their strategy is so scattershot and lacking in cohesion that it’s actually hard to imagine not screwing any negotiation up. I agree with all of this.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:12 AM) The opposite would be the Clinton wing which sits and waits for things to be politically palatable before adopting them as policy goals, and then forgetting that you spent a long period of time being against them. Um. Yeah. Basically. Let activists do their job and politicians do theirs. That's how things actually get accomplished. Activist politicians usually lose their elections. At that point what good are they?
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:10 AM) And this is why the Democratic Party continues to flounder. Your credentials are apparently directly tied to your race. Your credentials aren't, but your privilege is. I know this isn't a winning argument for Democrats to make nationally, so I would never use it in a campaign setting. But that doesn't make it untrue.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:00 AM) The left doesn't "prioritize" economic issues over social. You also seem to think they don't have anything to we each other. The idea that one issue dosen't affect the other is ridiculous. Of course they're connected. But scroll back. Dam literally said he doesn't care about social issues. It's that to which I'm responding.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 10:56 AM) What is the opposite of a Bernie Bro in the Democratic Party? Ossoff? Lamb? Cheri Bustos? Feinstein? There?€™s one problem with all this reasonableness and pragmatism...it?€™s not coming from the GOP in return. Only obstructionism, even against their own party. That was essentially their main philosophy for 8 years. The Democratic Party needs leaders who will fight for the middle class. Period. Somehow, Trump convinced those voters he would/could do more for them than Hillary. How was that even possible? I agree with you. The GOP are masters of simplistic, easily digestible misinformation campaigns. If we want to shift to a discussion about what the Democratic Party can do better, I'm happy to have that talk. There are a number of things. We message terribly, there's little cohesion, and because we're a party of warring ideologies, finding that cohesive message is incredibly difficult. Fortunately, the party has already started implementing a lot of good changes within the past year. Ellison and Perez are doing one hell of a job. Our performance in these specials is a testament to that. But I still would like a response from Dam regarding his prioritization of issues. (Also, a Bernie Bro is usually a straight white guy who prioritizes economics over social justice and doesn't recognize the privilege he has that allows for that perspective. He uses terms like "neoliberal" "corporate shill" and "oligarchy" far too much and incorrectly. He also often criticizes Hillary's personality and equates her with Trump in attacks that he may not recognize as sexist but... they are.)
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 10:53 AM) Do you think people on the left don't support gay marriage and interracial marriage? Who do you think was at the front of that movement back when centrists were bringing in the defense of marriage act. Strikes. Teachers striking is that what you think the left isn't supporting? You better look up the history of wildcat strikes. Also, the continued use of the word "Bernie Bro" is just something I don't understand. Dam said social issues don't matter to him. That's what I was addressing. And yes, the Bernie wing prioritizes economic policy over social policy, which is one of the reasons they struggle with minorities and marginalized communities. (As for DOMA/DADT/etc, Clinton did the best he could on that issue at that time, in that political environment. Activists kept working, and eventually, we got to a much better place. But progress is progress and it happens one stepping stone at a time)
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    2018 Democrats thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 10:35 AM) Speaking of using stereotypes. Care to respond to any of my points? So far both Bernie supporters have just deflected.
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