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by MWV
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

NOLA wrote:Maybe I’m off base, but I am much more fascinated at how this Buttina filing goes than Cohen’s case. She is a possible bridge between Russia, the GOP and the NRA.

Maria Butina pleads guilty, is first Russian national convicted of seeking to influence U.S. policy
by MWV
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2496
Views: 187841

Re: The Cardinals

David wrote:wtf

To be fair, they are only trying to argue that he is "pretty good". In that light, video of him catching a fly ball is a reasonable piece of evidence to present.
by MWV
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

Sent to 19178211113 at: 2014-11-12 21:52:00 mom says you caught dad once? on a website or something? and confronted him ab it and he blew it off and told mom see she does it too Received from 19178211113 at: 2014-11-12 21:52:00 Ive caught him several times Sent to 19178211113 at: 2014-11-12 21:54:0...
by MWV
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2496
Views: 187841

Re: The Cardinals

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/lindseyadler/status/1015092659709411329?s=19

It’s all been completely predictable, but I still hate the way that Stl has treated Dex. The dumb homer side of me wants the Cubs to trade for him just to bring him home.
by MWV
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

The thoroughness with which Scott Pruitt abuses his position borders upon comical: Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job — at Chick-fil-A Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his executive scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, ch...
by MWV
Thu May 24, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: National Fascism League
Replies: 50
Views: 3078

Re: National Fascism League

Obviously it's an idiotic rule. If a player faces the other way or holds up a USA flag upside down, can there be a fine? The rule states that players are required not only to stand, but also to "show respect" during the anthem. The language is purposefully vague. The whole thing is such a...
by MWV
Wed May 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

Derwood wrote:A court ruled that Trump can’t block people on Twitter anymore.

Let it be the civic duty of all patriotic Americans to mercilessly troll his ass until he abandons Twitter.
by MWV
Wed May 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: National Fascism League
Replies: 50
Views: 3078

Re: National Fascism League

I might be out on the NFL next year. Between the ongoing concussion crisis (plus the League's response to it), the willful misrepresentation of player's exercising their first amendment rights as disrespect to the country, and the use of the players as props for military recruitment, it is hard to ...
by MWV
Tue May 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

This whole thing is so grotesque. Moving the embassy like this was of course going to result in the kind of slaughter that's happened; they knew it, and they did it and welcomed it specifically just because it was a hearty "horsefeathers you" to everyone and because they wanted it to end ...
by MWV
Sat May 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 687
Views: 59719

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

Dwayne Wade is a superstar but no NFL player is (Brady, Rodgers, whatever)? Brady was a hard no... not in enough commercials, not recognizable enough according to their own straw polls. Rodgers wasn’t mentioned. Kobe, Shaq, ARod, and Peyton Manning are still superstars. Yeah, that’s a bad opinion. ...
by MWV
Wed May 09, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2496
Views: 187841

Re: The Cardinals

itisallpartoftheplan wrote:https://twitter.com/dexterfowler/status/993979972019769345?s=21

Dex becomes the first Cardinal to realize it’s smarter to drink at home.

"This Budweiser fridge really completes the decor", said no one ever.
by MWV
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2496
Views: 187841

Re: The Cardinals

Being constantly bombarded by sports pundits extolling the awesomeness of Yadi is going to take a toehold, even among smart people, when the initial bias is pro-anything-Cardinals. Case in point: I always assumed that baseball writers, being more objective than myself about Molina, were probably ri...
by MWV
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time
Replies: 2334
Views: 118057

Re: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time

Derwood wrote:NPR news said he followed/liked some infamous YouTuber who makes angry videos that mash out at women who scorn him

Dude, leave Billy Danze and Lil' Fame out of this.
by MWV
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1552
Views: 123985

Re: Baez impresses Baez

For years, I had an almost paternal affection for Starlin. I would get really excited when he succeeded, and really defensive when people (often reasonably) criticized him. When he was traded, that affection transferred to Javy. Having followed his ups and downs since draft day, he’s definitely my f...
by MWV
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://twitter.com/OpinionToday/status/988486799319281664 George H.W. Bush was at 58% approval at the 1990 midterms. There’s not a lot of predictive power in midterm polls. Also, I think context is important. In 2010, Obama was presiding over a country just beginning to pull out of recession. The ...
by MWV
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2496
Views: 187841

Re: The Cardinals

Mets announcers are speculating Ozuna has some sort of a right arm injury..... edit: Mets announcers went to talk to McCarver during the commercial break and McCarver apparently told them in one of their last ST games Ozuna had a similar play and threw a "10 hopper" to home. Seems like he...
by MWV
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Dusty goes back to the Giants
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: Dusty goes back to the Giants

What kind of insane belief system does Tom have that he thinks "goes back to the Giants" might mean that someone has died? Genesis, 3:19 By the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for a giant thou art, and unto the giant...
by MWV
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Things are looking Grimm for Justin
Replies: 49
Views: 4713

Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad. Really? Anthony Bass is the guy they take? I think I'd prefer Eddie Butler for that last spot. I'm guessing they want Butler to stretch out in case they need a spot start. But y...
by MWV
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

Trump boasted to republican donors that he made up information in a meeting with Justin Trudeau . Trudeau came to see me, he's a good guy, Justin. He said, no, no, we have no trade deficit with you, we have none. Donald, please. I said wrong, Justin, you do. I didn't even know. Josh, I had no idea. ...
by MWV
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4035
Views: 263438

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Banedon wrote:The starting with a runner on 2nd base idea is terrible.

They might as well start with one out and the bases loaded. I have to imagine almost every inning would begin with IBB, sac bunt, IBB.
by MWV
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1552
Views: 123985

Re: Baez impresses Baez

https://twitter.com/CarrieMuskat/status/972531370235805696 I'm glad Baez is okay. I'm really worried about Zobrist and his performance so far in ST. I'm hoping we get the Zobrist from 16' and not last year's version. We really need a healthy Baez if Zobrist doesn't bounce back. I’m glad that this r...
by MWV
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time
Replies: 2334
Views: 118057

Re: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time

CyHawk_Cub wrote:

“Dark male”? WTF.
by MWV
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26456
Views: 1085382

Re: Politics & Current Events

Derwood wrote:

I am SHOCKED that the president would suddenly shift from a strongly held position.
by MWV
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Should we talk about the weather? (Hi-hi-hi!)
Replies: 350
Views: 25888

Re: Let's Talk About the Weather

Equal parts weather and climate, perhaps, but the temperatures recorded this past week in the arctic have been crazy. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/21/arctic-temperatures-soar-45-degrees-above-normal-flooded-by-extremely-mild-air-on-all-sides/?utm_term=.8e197450...
by MWV
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 18376

Re: The Spring Training Thread

Derwood wrote:He's still rolling his right ankle.

Anecdotal evidence, but I just watched a bunch of Heyward's highlights (mostly 2015 on), and literally every well-driven ball he hits, his front foot is flat. There may be something to this.

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