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    Anyone else...

    QUOTE (WilliamTell @ Sep 25, 2008 -> 02:00 PM) I'm going to the game, so I kind of have to watch it......and put up with the Twins fans. Represent, brother! Have fun, be safe, and bring us home a winner.
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    I'm going out on a limb....

    I said it last night and will say it again: tonight we ride Gavin and multiple homers to victory! And I want to see a broken bat shoved up Nick's punto.
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    9/24 Gamethread: Chicago @ Minnesota

    Well that sucked. We ride Gavin and home runs to victory and the division championship tomorrow. Book it.
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    Ushering in a new era: The Rally Dweezy

    QUOTE (Brian @ Sep 24, 2008 -> 04:31 PM) I'll try anything to bust out of the slump. if we lose tonight, fat women beware. Way to be hard core!
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    9/24 Gamethread: Chicago @ Minnesota

    QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Sep 24, 2008 -> 03:23 PM) He's going to go 5-5. I assume that's in both hits and stolen bases.
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    9/24 Gamethread: Chicago @ Minnesota

    Man, I don't know how I feel about Wise at leadoff. I liked him at #2.
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    McCain Suspends Campaign

    Strategically, I think Obama has to say damn the torpedos, full speed ahead. It would be too damn Dem of him to let McCain unilaterally alter a presidential campaign in this historic, unprecedented way when there is no clear and present danger at hand. He promised to run a different campaign than Kerry, Dukakis, et al. (i.e., have balls), so do it. Offer to fly in to Oxford from DC together, debate for 90 minutes, and fly back to Washington right after. He can promise to teach McCain how to use his Blackberry to stay in touch with Congress on the plane. He can tell him he's willing to skip meals and legislate all night if you have to, taking full advantage of his youth and vigor. Obama will look weak if he capitulates.
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    McCain Suspends Campaign

    QUOTE (Reddy @ Sep 24, 2008 -> 03:11 PM) so change it. They really should. But after the prep time already expended, and all the haggling that went into the format arrangements, how likely is that?
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    McCain Suspends Campaign

    QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Sep 24, 2008 -> 03:05 PM) Reid's statement: But the topic of the debate is foreign policy. Its not set up to be a forum on economic issues.
  10. Any golf fans here paying attention to this? The USA is trying to use "home course" advantage to reverse a recent string of European dominance and win the cup back. The USA's highest ranked player is on the DL (although Tiger's Ryder Cup record isn't that great), and this year's American team (somewhat controversially) features a number of Ryder Cup rookies. Ryder Cup play features several variations of match play formats which can raise the level of pressure from shot to shot and hole to hole. IMO, that and the us vs. them nationalistic "team" concept make the Ryder Cup far more interesting and competitive than the typical PGA event. Looks like things are pretty even about a quarter way through this morning's first round matches. Its important for the USA to stay close early, as the early format matches have typically gone to Europe, with the USA having to play catch-up in the latter singles matches.
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    McCain Suspends Campaign

    QUOTE (Brian @ Sep 24, 2008 -> 01:52 PM) Shouldn't the, um, current president be doing something about the financial crisis, or is he on vacation...again? I believe I heard he's addressing the nation tonight.
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    McCain Suspends Campaign

    QUOTE (whitesoxfan101 @ Sep 24, 2008 -> 01:32 PM) Based on the reaction to the bailout bill both in congress (from BOTH parties amazingly enough) and among the American people, I think most agree with your comment in the bold. Yeah, I could see postponing the debate and suspending the campaign in the event of a crisis like an invasion or a terrorist attack (like David Palmer had to do that season on "24"), but this just seems gimmicky and odd. I mean, the economy is bad and everything, but as McCain has said, its "fundamentals are strong," so its not like its on the precipice of imminent collapse within the next 72 hours. The bailout vote might be important (even assuming it would be scheduled for 8:00 p.m. this Friday), but the process for choosing the next leader of the free world is kind of important too.
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    McCain Suspends Campaign

    "Economic Fears Give Obama Clear Lead Over McCain in Poll" http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...8092303667.html? Just a coincidence, I'm sure
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    New Game

    Alive, she cried
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    Ushering in a new era: The Rally Dweezy

    I'm in. p.s. Motion to excuse Evil Jester, the Ginger Kid, William Tell, and Caulfield from "'Da Dweezy." Their avatars were the only good things I saw in last night's game thread! p.p.s. Soxfan562004 too!
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    First Song that was Playing In Your Head Today

    "Happy Birthday to You" (Its my daughter's)
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    Tip line or total amount?

    Not totally sure, but I think an analogy to the law of commercial paper governing checks might be somewhat apt: If the amount written in words differs from the amount stated in numbers, the amount in words trumps (something has to break the tie), and the check's recipient can't legally engage in "self-help" to correct an apparent "mistake." Similarly, I suspect that on a charge slip, its the bottom line "total" amount that the card holder legally authorizes as payment via his signature, irrespective of how that amount is broken down, arrived at, or calculated. I don't think a charge recipient has the legal authority to alter that in order to effectuate the card holder's suppossed "intent." Too subjective and problematic.
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    The Republican Thread

    Ok then, I'm mistaken (I'll never run for office, I swear). But one day crashes can trigger events that take years to recover from, and that was the point I was trying to make. In any event, none of that changes the fact that Biden's quote was not nearly as far-fetched as it was portrayed in the original post, which totally assumed an unattributed reference to 1929. The stock market did crash (again) in 1939, and FDR did make televised speeches in that year. Biden may be a doofus, but that quote would hardly make his top 100 goof list.
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    New Game

    python slither toward
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    The Republican Thread

    QUOTE (Cknolls @ Sep 24, 2008 -> 08:23 AM) And a crash in the stock market does not last 3 YEARS. You have heard of the "Great Depression," right? Not to hijack the thread or make excuses for Joe Biden, but that comment is just flat wrong.
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    The Republican Thread

    QUOTE (Cknolls @ Sep 23, 2008 -> 09:03 AM) Michelle & Co. - Looks like Joe Biden, in his interview with Katie Couric, was copying off the wrong classmate’s exam again. He said (video here): “When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘look, here’s what happened.’” My recollection is that the stock market crash was in 1929. Two problems here: Television did not even exist in 1929, and FDR was elected in 1932, so he wasn’t even the leader at the time of the crash. When Joe was in history class, was he cheating by looking over the class dunce’s shoulder, or does he just make this stuff up? Of course, TV celebrity Katie Couric also didn’t note that Biden’s statement was doubly incorrect. Her goal was a softball puff piece.” Looks like there might be a few problems with this post, too: Television was around back then, as the first station license was granted in 1928. http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinvent...sion_Time_3.htm Furthermore, although the "Great Crash" occurred in 1929, another extremely severe crash occurred in 1939, during the heart of FDR's presidency and the rise of television. http://mutualfunds.about.com/cs/history/p/crash8.htm
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    New Game

    I awoke with.
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    9/24 Gamethread: Chicago @ Minnesota

    Waiting all day tomorrow will suck, no doubt. I like our chances, though.
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    Let's Play A Game

    seeds
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    9/23 - Sox @ Min - 7:10 PM CDT - WCIU

    QUOTE (fathom @ Sep 23, 2008 -> 09:44 PM) How about giving Dye a day off, and playing Griffey in RF and put Anderson in CF? Cool by me. Never happen in a million, though.
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