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    2016 Catch All Thread

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Feb 10, 2016 -> 06:18 PM) I will fight you. I will fling my free guac and queso at you. You'll be too busy at the cash register trying to refill your ammo.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Feb 10, 2016 -> 12:01 PM) California managed to finally get its budget situation back in line once Democrats got supermajorities in the state legislature. Progressive Minnesota is kicking butt in the upper Midwest. :wub: :headbang $1.2 billion budget surplus. Consistently ranked at the top of any quality-of-life metrics. I actually want to move back to Chicago to be nearer to family, but in a perfect world all my family would just move here. Minnesota is great.
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    2016 Catch All Thread

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Feb 9, 2016 -> 05:44 PM) You guys are all high rollers with your guac. So damn expensive. Part of the reason why Qdoba >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chipotle. Free guac and queso. And it's just better in general.
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    2015-16 NHL thread

    Ladd would fit well on the first line. I'd rather not do Shaw + Hartman if possible, as Hartman is seen as Shaw's replacement. But the bottom line is you do what it takes to win a cup. I think the Hawks can continue their superhuman status through Keith's peak. Obviously will still be really good with Toews/Kane being a few years younger, but Keith is 32 already. So if it takes another Vermette type deal for Ladd, do it.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (pettie4sox @ Feb 6, 2016 -> 10:18 PM) CK has mad issues... like deeply rooted issues. People like him crack me up because they think anyone without their jaded worldview bows down before Obama. At least someone like Jenks, whom I usually disagree with, will give a reason for his viewpoint. You can actually have a discussion that way! Novel concept for people like CK.
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    Man we always suck against Penn State. Worst shooting game of the year too (36%). It happens. I said I'd take 2-2 from the @Mich, @PSU, Iowa, @MSU stretch, so still very possible.
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Feb 2, 2016 -> 09:30 PM) Indiana crushing Michigan in Ann Arbor. Didn't see that one coming, especially with how IND started the game. Yes. Best part was that the win was all due to defense. Only 10-30 from 3 too.
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 27, 2016 -> 06:28 AM) I thought it would be more of a faster paced style like Wallstreet or Wolf of Wallstreet. I don't really follow some things. Just kinda drags for me. It doesn't know what type of show it wants to be yet. The extended dog s*** scene early on was unnecessary to prove Rhoads' brand of righteousness, if that's what it was going for. And there's too many sorta peripheral characters too soon. Sometimes feels like it's try too hard, also. The "ass to mouth" scene comes to mind. I like it so far, but it needs to tighten up.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (illinilaw08 @ Jan 28, 2016 -> 10:44 AM) Is it weird that I'm almost more scared of Cruz as POTUS than Trump? I'm 100% the same way. Trump will say anything, but Cruz is bats*** insane and has the courage of his convictions.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (CrimsonWeltall @ Jan 27, 2016 -> 07:46 AM) You're assigning willful intent to actions that are merely automatic reflex (nociception). An 18-week fetus does not have the necessary level of brain development to be conscious, and lives in a state of sedation and anesthesia. Exactly. Reminds me of the picture of the doctor's finger being gripped by a tiny hand that was all the rage.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 08:28 AM) I didn't say there is a universally accepted definition. Clearly there are plenty of people with their heads in the sand. Read the original link that started this conversation. You have to have some pretty strong blinders on to not see the 18-week fetus as human. I don't have data either, I just know plenty of couples who have either not been able to adopt at all or had to adopt internationally because there were no babies available. You don't see the disconnect with those two sentences? And I did read the article. Doesn't change anything. There were some interesting points on the societal repercussions for women who have abortions, or the expectations that condition them to have abortions. The rest, about at what point is OK for an abortion and the point at which a fetus is life/human/etc., was just the same tired old lines. Did nothing to impact seeing a fetus as human or not.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Jan 25, 2016 -> 08:33 PM) So are rape, murder, theft OK because the perpetrator should be given freedom of choice? Or does human life have value that outweighs the freedom of choice? Or do we arbitrarily decide when the value of human life matters more or the value of freedom of choice matter more based on what NOW says? I just see this as a complete hypocrisy by liberals. They stand up for the rights of minorities, women, gays, etc., but when it comes to the most vulnerable and defenseless class of human beings that exist, suddenly a woman's right to choose becomes more important because that's what gets them votes. It's equal to, if not worse than the conservative hypocrisy of being against abortion but refusing to support any sort of benefits or support for women in crisis pregnancies. You say that like there's a universally accepted definition of "human beings that exist" when it comes to abortion. There's not. I'm going to subjugate a fetus to the woman's right to choose for a hell of a lot longer than you based on that distinction. And I'm skeptical of the claim that there's greater demand than supply of adoptees. I don't have hard data either way, nor have you presented any, but it doesn't seen intuitively correct.
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    2015-2016 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Jan 25, 2016 -> 07:14 PM) They won't let him walk, that is moronic. I think they want to make sure they have depth and never have to go out there with Bellamy, Mariani and Meredith ever again Bellamy and Mariani can eat a shoe, but I have a soft spot for Meredith. I'd be fine with him being the last receiver. But I agree with your point. WR depth is a good thing, and we need it.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (illinilaw08 @ Jan 25, 2016 -> 12:32 PM) Explain how abortion is used to oppress women. I understand the moral argument against abortion - an argument that stems from a basic distinction regarding when life begins. I may have a different interpretation, but I understand the argument and I understand why people are so passionate on that point. To be quite honest, I would take the anti-abortion argument more seriously if those who wanted to stop abortions would give greater funding/access toward birth control and other means of stopping unplanned pregnancies. But it seems to me that the most vocal abortion opponents are also the ones who want to teach abstinence only and want to keep condoms and birth control out of people's hands... First bold: Agree. This is why, echoing Pettie's point, the overarching value guiding most of my policy positions is freedom of choice. I also admit that my perspective on this may change once I have kids. But I'm just going to give the mom the maximum amount of choice. Second bold: 100% agree with this. But, as HH said, maybe it's mostly loud politicians espousing this (which is still really bad, since they're the ones actually setting policy).
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    QUOTE (ChiSox_Sonix @ Jan 25, 2016 -> 10:07 AM) I am really hating Debbie's character on Shameless right now. I just get mad whenever she's on screen. She's more annoying than Screech on speed. Billions is solid so far. Not blowing it out of the water, but good. Really like the dialogue.
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    FLINT, MICHIGAN

    QUOTE (Alpha Dog @ Jan 24, 2016 -> 10:23 PM) Which is funny, because he ignores EVERYONE who had a chain in this mess up until he gets to the ONE Republican in the line, the Governor, who knew about it last and had absolutely nothing to do with its inception. The local Democrats in the town council? Ignored. The government agencies like the EPA and so on that knew about this? Nothing. But the Gov/ IMPEACH HIM! IIRC wasn't it a Snyder buddy who made the switch to Flint River water in the first place?
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Jan 24, 2016 -> 05:48 PM) It's being very ignorant of science when you call the human being growing inside of her a part of her body. It's a separate human body. Did you read the story? The part about the 18 week old fetus fighting to avoid death? It's pretty nice and neat to put that picture out of your mind and instead think of it as just a blob of tissue attached to a woman. The "telling a woman what to do with her body" is the most tired argument out there. It's trying to deflect the argument away from the humanity of the person inside and that person's rights. I'm telling a woman what she can or can't do to her child, the same way every government in the world tells women what they can or can't do to their children after they're born. Just state your true position: you're perfectly fine with the legality of killing a defenseless human being. That's what abortion is, regardless of the circumstances. Everybody who is on that side of the argument will do everything except say that, but in the end that's exactly what it is. Until 1863, lots of people thought there was another class of human beings that didn't deserve any rights either. No, it's really not. I'm not going to give the same rights to a being inside a womb as I would to an actual person.
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    Cespedes Re-signs with the Mets

    Are these our options -- Cespedes, or going back to the 70s shorts uniform?
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    Thought we would win, but not by that much. That was fun. Yogi with the assist record. Illinois just looked to be in total disarray.
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    **2016 Films Thread**

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Jan 18, 2016 -> 08:01 PM) Check out the skit Hart and Cube did with Conan to promote the movie, it was freakin hysterical. Saw that. I was legit laughing out loud a few times.
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    **2016 Films Thread**

    Saw Ride Along 2 the other night. Exactly what you would expect. I don't know what it is about Ice Cube but he cracks me up.
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    Shameless was decent. Will Sasso could be a good addition, wonder if he'll get more screentime
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    2015-16 NCAA Football Thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Jan 18, 2016 -> 08:15 AM) 4-2-5 in a league with strong running backs is usually not a great idea. It struck me as add. Plus, with the current personnel on the roster, linebacker is the strongest corps.
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    2015-16 NCAA Football Thread

    IU switches out defensive coordinators. Brian Knorr out, Tom Allen in. He ran USF's defense last year with 4-2-5 formation. We just switched to the 3-4 under Knorr the last two years, wonder if we'll switch to 4-2-5 now.
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    2015-16 NHL thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Jan 14, 2016 -> 09:10 PM) At this rate, Q is gonna pass Bowman in 5 years, not 10. Tomorrow night already feels like such a trap game though. Better not lose, I have a sandwich bet on it with my cousin.
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