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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Dec 9, 2016 -> 10:23 AM) Selling a Senate seat apparently. He's going to prison? Yesssssssssssss Wait, Pence would be president. Noooooooooooo
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    What exactly will it take for people to not make excuses for Trump? Like if someone saw a direct deposit receipt from a donor that said "Quid Pro Quo for Political Actions" on it, is that sufficient?
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    Marvel Entertainment Thread

    I don't know why everyone seems to think Peter Parker needs to be a young teenager. He hasn't actually been a teenager in the comics in decades. The whole time I've been reading comics he's actually been an adult. If they were gonna do the teenager route they really should've done Miles Morales, that's a fresh story.
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    ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

    QUOTE (greg775 @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 07:15 PM) How come I was told to cut it out when I was calling her Hilly and Crooked Hilly and we're calling him 'crooked Donnie?' He's the President of the United States, folks. I'd show him some respect or maybe move to Canada. I mean I wouldn't vote for him as is my right to abstain with 2 horrible candidates, but he is my president now. I wasn't crazy about Obama except for his Sox and Chicago fandom but I never showed him disrespect. Let's face it there are inconsistencies on this board which leans Democratic over Republican big time. You were doing it over and over and over and over and over again and asking a dozen questions that weren't really questions and ignoring the substantive answers people gave you, in the Democratic thread specifically, and it got to the point where people found it annoying. That wasn't specifically because of what you said.
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    President-Elect Donald Trump: The Thread

    Hillary Clinton appointed the top donor to her foundation to a Cabinet position. Wait, that's Donald Trump. My bad.
  6. The Sox have never done a full tear down and rebuild in the time I've been a Sox fan (early 90s as a kid) and while there has been an obvious, overt resistance to the idea from Reinsdorf and Kenny Williams, I always sensed from other Sox fans that they felt the fanbase wouldn't want to bother with it either. But so far in the past 48 hours I've seen mostly excitement, people are ready to get this started and see it through properly. What do y'all think? Am I off base here?
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    To those worried about the glutten of pitching prospects

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 04:12 PM) If you want to see something unreal, look at Anderson's splits ahead in the count and behind in the count. Someone should beat that in his head all winter. If he ever gets somewhat patient, there is no telling how good he could be. Yeah, it's like at times it seemed like he was trying to prove a point that he belonged in the majors and he was trying to keep hitting the ball, like he is one of those Cubans or Dominicans who never take walks. He doesn't need to do that.
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    Sox fans' patience through a rebuild

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 12:35 PM) I don't see how the support can get any worse than what it has been. The last 10 years for the most part has been ok attendance to start the year and then really poor attendance to end it. We have the worst tv ratings in the big leagues. And now a new generation of Chicago baseball fans will be Cubs fans, not Sox fans. Short term it's going to be rough, but hopefully there's a payoff in 2-3 seasons. And if the Cubs continue to do well, Hahn just has to point north and say "this is what we have to look forward to in the next few seasons." That's the key, they pretty much hit rock bottom, so I guess maybe that's what I'm interpreting. It's not like eroding fan support is an issue if that's already in full swing. Now it's like concrete, tangible effort to reverse it, so that's what the reaction is for.
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    Sox fans' patience through a rebuild

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 12:26 PM) There's no doubt that this fan base was ready for the rebuild and mostly everyone is super excited about it. That said, you can bet in a year or two there's going to be plenty of meatheads that turn on it rather quickly. It's obviously the right thing to do though and I can only speak for myself but I'm super excited to see this thing through. There were a lot of Cubs fans moping about how the Cubs were bad ~3 years ago and they look really stupid now, but I think now that Sox fans have seen them do it on the north side, not as many people will need to be sold on the idea that this is the correct way to do things.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 11:24 AM) Not really. One concerns his attempt to quiet his critics and become Hitler 2.0 (SS just come out and say it). The other concerns his propensity to put his reality star narcissism over national security/governance. I'm not going all the way with the Hitler stuff but that behavior, being wholly incapable of letting even minor criticism slide, is vintage Trump. It's not going to chance once he's sworn in. It's not a good thing for a president to be doing either, especially one with weirdo asshole cult-like followers as this one, who take their own conspiracy theories at face value.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 11:17 AM) That is 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times more worrisome to me than Trump being vocal about the criticism he receives. It's part and parcel though. It's the same issue.
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    To those worried about the glutten of pitching prospects

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 11:13 AM) And most of Spring Training is not during the Spring. "Winter training" just sounds funny
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 10:58 AM) Wait, so a President can never respond to criticism? And he's advocating violence? Really he shouldn't, that level of think-skinnedness is a really bad look on a president. There's other things he ought to be worried about (put your goddamn phone down and go to some intelligence briefings for f***'s sake, for starters)
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    Chapman back to Yankees

    What's the market for Robertson looking like right now? I'm too lazy to read all the threads to figure it out, lol
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    To those worried about the glutten of pitching prospects

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 10:57 AM) BTW, why do the call them the Winter Meetings when it isn't technically Winter? I guess because "Fall" is for the playoffs and World Series, and everyone considers December a winter month even though it's technically fall for 2/3 of it.
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    Technology catch-all thread

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 10:37 AM) Shouldn't your P/S being cleaning up the power signal anyway, not the UPS? I also had a bad PSU too.
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    **2016 Video Game Thread**

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 10:55 AM) I've had this sitting on my PS4 for a solid 8 months. Every time I pop it in it dawns on me what a time commitment it will be to enjoy it and I scare myself away. With 2 kids, one being a newborn, I'm basically stuck playing sports games or single player games that I can pop in and out of whenever I get 30-45 minutes. Yeah, last fall I locked myself away with Fallout 4 for several weeks and came out with a platinum trophy and that's pretty much what I need to do. I'm only 2 or 3 hours into the game, after the part where Geralt meets Yennefer and meets the emperor, and there's at least like 80-100 hours remaining and that's being conservative. I wasn't even gonna buy it but it was on sale on Xbox Live back in the summer for $25, so what the hell.
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    Technology catch-all thread

    I figured out that the reason my PC kept killing the SSDs I'd install in it was the UPS I was using had a dead battery, so it wasn't getting "clean" power to my system, and SSDs can't handle that. So now that I replaced that, SSDs are much cheaper than 2 years ago when I originally started, and a 500 GB is good enough to keep as a primary drive with the other one just being used for storage.
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    **2016 Video Game Thread**

    I bought the Ezio Collection for Xbox One (surprise! I really like Assassin's Creed and Ezio in particular!) even though I already played and finished all 3 of those games... then I saw Assassin's Creed Liberation on sale in the Playstation Store so I went ahead and downloaded that too. So that's twice now I've gotten the same game on both consoles just because I really liked it the first time (Arkham Knight being the other). But I still gotta at least attempt to make progress in the Witcher 3, Watch Dogs 2, and so on. Such is life for an employed adult gamer.
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    **2016 Video Game Thread**

    QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Dec 1, 2016 -> 08:19 AM) I finally dug in and decided to beat GTA 5. I'm done with Michael's missions and have about 4 left between Franklin and Trevor. This game is just bananas in its depth. Truly an unreal experience. Looking forward to RDR2 next year. I've been gradually trickling along with this game. I guess I'm about 30 or 40% through with it, I could probably finish it in a few days if I really wanted to, but I got so many games on my Xbox One downstairs that I can never put my focus into it. I love listening to the right-wing radio stations, it's so absurd, but that's how they sound in real life to everyone but themselves, lol. I was playing this at the same time I was playing Sleeping Dogs and the "which side of the street to drive on" thing kept f***ing with me. Just as I get used to Hong Kong I pick GTA up again and I'm driving on the left side crashing into everything. Also Sleeping Dogs is free on the XBone rn.
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    ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

    Authoritarians don't moderate when they assume positions of power.
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    Eaton to Nats/Giolito, Lopez, Dunning to Sox

    QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Dec 8, 2016 -> 10:07 AM) Tell him Eaton isn't god in CF like he is RF. I did. He's not sure where Eaton's going to play.
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    Eaton to Nats/Giolito, Lopez, Dunning to Sox

    The guy who sits next to me at work is a Nats fan and thinks Giolito is going to flame out, will never be more than a 4th starter. idk, I'm inclined to think if that was true, it's less likely to happen with the Sox as it is the Nats, because the Sox as an organization have a very good track record of developing young pitchers both from the farm and in guys they acquired elsewhere.
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    President-Elect Donald Trump: The Thread

    When terrorists abroad target a building with the brand name of the U.S. president in another country (this is a matter of when, not if - it will happen) how's his f***ing mental midget who gets triggered by SNL and mean tweets going to respond?
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    Eaton to Nats/Giolito, Lopez, Dunning to Sox

    Eaton is a quality player on a very reasonable long term contract, it's like he was our secret or something. Now the fact that this is what they would've given us for Sale plus another guy... well, that's why I cracked the joke
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