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  1. Thread: Filibuster

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    That is a very unique and mostly perfect...

    That is a very unique and mostly perfect description of it.
  2. Thread: Filibuster

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    “Almost exclusively”. WTF does that even mean?

    “Almost exclusively”. WTF does that even mean?
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    I don’t read Special’s posts (too boring), but...

    I don’t read Special’s posts (too boring), but this snippet, quoted above, is a real winner.

    “I don't get media attention for things I have said like AOC has. that is what has made her a...
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    I follow mostly the Premier and Championship...

    I follow mostly the Premier and Championship Leagues. Not much into the MLS.



    Baseball will always be my favorite. Sadly, the baseball threads here are not all that worthwhile. I don’t...
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    Taken in the collective, polls are about as...

    Taken in the collective, polls are about as useful as economic projections.
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    Yup. Funny, the only sports I follow are...

    Yup.

    Funny, the only sports I follow are baseball and soccer.
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    Three of the four states I have never been to are...

    Three of the four states I have never been to are in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington, Alaska (the one other is Arkansas).

    Despite having friends in Seattle and the surrounding area...
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    Interesting assessment of the Biden...

    Interesting assessment of the Biden Administration’s activity regarding the environment.

    The Positive:

    —The administration has quickly and effectively sought to restore the many environmental...
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    While I think you overstate the case to some...

    While I think you overstate the case to some degree, the core of what you are saying rings true. The Republicans are relying on their base — and using whatever tactics are necessary to energize them...
  10. Thread: Filibuster

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    Talk about painting yourself into a corner. So...

    Talk about painting yourself into a corner. So then, looks like — in lieu of anything else you come up with — we’ve accepted majority (or even plurality) rule.

    Whether it’s good for America or...
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    While other states have adopted “top-two” primary...

    While other states have adopted “top-two” primary format (California, Washington) and “ranked-choice” elections (Maine), Alaska is the first state to combine them, adding its own wrinkle with a...
  12. And?

    And?
  13. Thread: Filibuster

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    In a country where we have agreed that plurality...

    In a country where we have agreed that plurality — not even majority — determines the outcome of virtually all electoral contests, the filibuster is not only out-of-step, it is flat out wrong.
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    Agreed. The last, say, ten minutes of a 1-0...

    Agreed. The last, say, ten minutes of a 1-0 match is brutal.
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    Well now, in my defense, I never said that Job...

    Well now, in my defense, I never said that Job was speaking the truth. ;)

    But it is interesting to me that the genesis of my unbelief was an experience of loss (though I know folks whose losses...
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    I agree. That said, in fact McConnell is...

    I agree.

    That said, in fact McConnell is incorrect; the percentage of all eligible Americans who voted in 2020 was 66.8%. For the Black population it was 63%.
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    Interesting. The other side of the coin, I...

    Interesting. The other side of the coin, I suppose.

    What was it that Job said: “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away?”
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    Sticky: The CS Monitor — paraphrased: No president...

    The CS Monitor — paraphrased:

    No president since Ronald Reagan has gotten so many judges confirmed in his first year as has Biden.

    Additionally, Biden has also fulfilled a campaign promise...
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    Sticky: You must be, what, ten or eleven? I seem to...

    You must be, what, ten or eleven?

    I seem to remember some ill-suited assclown who was responsible for the most horrifying attack on US soil since Pearl Harbor, the subsequent widespead violation...
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    Sticky: Meh.

    Meh.
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    I’ll take it.

    I’ll take it.
  22. Thread: Filibuster

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    Many did, and the funny thing is that those who...

    Many did, and the funny thing is that those who are still alive and most of their descendants are now Republicans. Surprisingly, they actually figured out that it was a much better fit.
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    Sticky: Nuke ‘em back to the stone age!

    Nuke ‘em back to the stone age!
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    Sticky: Well, call it what you will, but for sure we lost...

    Well, call it what you will, but for sure we lost (and will continue to lose for a long time) a lot of resources — not just money — that could have been far, far more usefully expended elsewhere.
  25. Posted earlier as well, but thanks for the...

    Posted earlier as well, but thanks for the update. Everyone should sign up.
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