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    The Fighting Illini

    It's been such a pathetic downfall. I was literally pacing around my house that entire Georgetown game. An unranked, middle of the pack team in a not nearly as strong as it used to be Big East. That's a team that from 1996-2006 we would have beat by 15+ (especially at home). And it's so f'n easy to make the tournament these days. .500 in the Big Ten. That's basically all it takes. 7th or 8th place. And it's been 5 years now. Only 3 out of the last 10. So bad.
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    The Fighting Illini

    I was underwhelmed by Underwood's first year. I expected better. Talent wasn't championship-level, but it was better-than-.500 level. Finke, Leron Black, Trent, Mark Smith, Da'Monte, etc. Those are 4 star, top 100 guys. Yeah, some maybe didn't fit the system, two were young, etc. etc. but I still came down to pretty shitty execution, especially on the offensive end. The default is always to blame the "culture" and the roster. We went through this with Groce too. Groce would still be the coach if Snyder didn't de-commit on signing day. I'm convinced that would have created at least 2-3 years of consistent top-half-of-the-league results. instead Groce was forced to use a SG as a PG (Abrams) and rely on a true PG (Tate) that didn't deserve a D1 scholarship. Underwood has a couple of good pieces. He needs to pick up a few more. IMO you give him this year to show improvement and then next year is tourney and good conference finish or bust. Start over at that point and let the next guy have a couple of good pieces to work with while the 3rd rebuild begins.
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    Midterms 2018

    by "this guy" i meant the author of the article you linked to.
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    Midterms 2018

    To be clear, this guy is arguing that it's Edgar's fault because he started the kick-the-can-down-the-road option that two subsequent democratic governors followed. And it's his fault alone, even though he admits that 60% of the problem is systematic, problems that Edgar had nothing to do with. But yeah, totally Edgar's fault.
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    Midterms 2018

    I don't have a problem with that in theory but at some point the membership of the House would get so big it would be problematic.
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    Midterms 2018

    But the fundamental issue remains the same - small states (rural areas) will be substantially disadvantaged and underrepresented. If anything this "problem" highlights why the federal government has far too much power in our system. The federal government should be governing our collective concerns (foreign relations, immigration, defense, etc.) but little else.
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    Midterms 2018

    So when the state gets worse and taxes increase we can blame Republicans, right? I think JB is going to be a disaster. Rauner was too, but he at least attempted to push back against Madigan (failing miserably and hurting the state in the process). Regardless, this state is fucked until Madigan dies.
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    Midterms 2018

    Dead people get voted into office all the time. People in this country are generally stupid and both parties take advantage of that.
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    Midterms 2018

    I would bet a lot of those votes are people who voted party line without thinking about (or even knowing) who he was.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Duke is...umm...very talented. Not sure anyone is going to challenge them this year.
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    Midterms 2018

    Every fucking ad on Youtube.
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    Explosive Devices Sent to Clintons, Soros and Obama

    Where did I say that?
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    Explosive Devices Sent to Clintons, Soros and Obama

    I think the 30-40% are influenced by those talk shows and other "progressive" influenced tv shows and movies more than a few select religious movies made for a specific group of people. I'm not saying there isn't a sizeable conservative base, there clearly is, but on a "coverage" standpoint the "media" is overwhelmingly left. And I think there's a cumulative affect with those talk shows, just like with 24/7 cable tv news networks. You don't get facts, you don't get a deep analysis, you get a few minutes of commentary and jokes. And unless you're invested in the topic you're not going to go look up the actual facts or look up the arguments for/against a given issue.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    yeah, must have been a joke, they updated the list.
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    Explosive Devices Sent to Clintons, Soros and Obama

    I think you're right on the news "media" side of things, however, it's pretty clear Hollywood and entertainment generally is dominated almost exclusively by the left. Talk shows, for example, are exclusively left and attack Trump on a nightly basis. Having said that, he deserves 99% of the criticism since he is an awful human being.
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