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by Sammy Sofa
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Journalism Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 100833

Re: Journalism Thread

Check out this stone cold horsefeathering embarrassment that Jake Tapper wrote back in 2003: https://www.salon.com/2003/02/01/purple_raines/ From the corner boomed the voice of literary editor L.W. Cool-L, former mix-master of J.W.A., his lovely young bride on his lap, a draft of "Kaddish II: T...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

I think you can get there with the right candidate. At the national level especially, sometimes candidate matters more than policy. But progressives need to find that candidate. Whining that the mean moderates won’t get out of the way and let them win will never, ever get it done. Telling Bernie to...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

I didn’t say they needed to be more conservative to hold on to them. I called the shift minor and relatively unimportant. It's not, IMO. I've always thought it was a lurking problem of how the Republicans just needed to figure out how to marry their hatred of socially progressive politics, and how ...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

every time someone says "but progressive policies are popular! they've won elections!" they neglect the fact that the true progressives are winning very specific races in very specific locations. it's not exactly a path to victory on a national level right now or otherwise we'd be looking...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

My entire argument is that maybe, just maybe, Democrats don’t need to make wholesale changes designed to court a new coalition because the coalition they have just won a national election with record turnout. Its like 2016 and the 4 years of news afterwards never happened in your mind. How nice to ...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

I didn’t say they needed to be more conservative to hold on to them. I called the shift minor and relatively unimportant. It's not, IMO. I've always thought it was a lurking problem of how the Republicans just needed to figure out how to marry their hatred of socially progressive politics, and how ...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

We are also glossing over the part where the reason Trump made some very minor gains with minorities is because a lot of minorities are conservative. Being more progressive isn’t going to win them back More handwaving. Yeah, if you drill down to something like, say, sexual orientation as one of the...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

I think it’s at least possible the Republican turnout was a referendum on covid restrictions, which won’t be an issue by 2022 (godwilling) Ooooooooooooof. OK, now it makes a little more sense why you're dishing these takes out. Meanwhile the Republicans are dumping mountains of money into Georgia t...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

1) they haven’t actually not won the senate yet. You are declaring an in-progress fight to be lost, which pretty much proved my point That's some real serious handwaving here. 2) no gerrymandered house election is ever a “gimme” Based on the polls, yeah, no, the results of the House were not expect...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

I think you can win with progressive policies with the right candidate and campaign, but I also know you can win as a moderate because unlike the progressive one I’ve actually seen that one happen in real life. Progressives are convinced that there’s some groundswell of voters just waiting to rise ...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

No, the reflex was me shouting at you because you pretend progressive shouldn't be livid that their popular agendas are never even given lip service. You can be as livid as you want, but the whole “this is why Dems lose” song and dance is tiresome. If the voters are secretly behind the left and dyi...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

If making progressives sad is the reason why Democrats sometimes lose national election cycles, you would think a progressive would win the Democratic nomination in a national primary once in awhile. Democrats very well might lose a lot in 2022. But progressives roll out of bed in the morning and p...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

If making progressives sad is the reason why Democrats sometimes lose national election cycles, you would think a progressive would win the Democratic nomination in a national primary once in awhile. Democrats very well might lose a lot in 2022. But progressives roll out of bed in the morning and p...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

Progressives will never stop pikachu facing when they find out that losing the primaries means they won’t get what they want from elections What primaries are you talking about? This is classic moderate both sides of their mouth bs. When the primaries are going on, its all about winning the general...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

Progressives will never stop pikachu facing when they find out that losing the primaries means they won’t get what they want from elections What primaries are you talking about? This is classic moderate both sides of their mouth bs. When the primaries are going on, its all about winning the general...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Progressives will never stop pikachu facing when they find out that losing the primaries means they won’t get what they want from elections


I mean, to be fair, the Democrats are mostly trying REALLY horsefeathering hard to suck these days.
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

But they're all so competent and capable! Surely that's enough!
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason
Replies: 80
Views: 1904

Re: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason

Bring on the freaks, you nerds. Athletic freaks are fun. a 23'9" inch shot just isn't that freakish though? Wider court with a longer 3 line. Put back hand checks to give the D a little extra leeway since spacing is going to be spread out more. Shorten the shot clock by a couple seconds to ens...
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3845
Views: 361499

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

The right answer is actually a gigantic Thanksgiving burrito.
by Sammy Sofa
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason
Replies: 80
Views: 1904

Re: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason

Bring on the freaks, you nerds.
by Sammy Sofa
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3845
Views: 361499

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

by Sammy Sofa
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

This isn't the main point I don't want to be overly pedantic, but is there something that lays out how you would go about taxing churches(and the consequences, both intended and unintended)? I understand the intent but it seems like something that even if there was political will would be a particu...
by Sammy Sofa
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44758
Views: 2313906

Re: The Politics Thread

This isn't the main point I don't want to be overly pedantic, but is there something that lays out how you would go about taxing churches(and the consequences, both intended and unintended)? I understand the intent but it seems like something that even if there was political will would be a particu...
by Sammy Sofa
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason
Replies: 80
Views: 1904

Re: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason

Plays at the time rim are objectively way more exciting that a spot up 3. Well...no. Agree to disagree? Dunks and blocks are awesome. Those at the rim plays are frequently two athletic monsters going directly head to head. That's the best play in basketball. If a play like that is not more exciting...
by Sammy Sofa
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4918
Views: 424878

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

I thought that was Oscar Isaac in a Zappa biopic for a second.

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