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by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

Trump isn't some kind of game-breaking genius. He is a moderately skilled attention whore who has consolidated 33% of the Republican vote while alienating the rest of the electorate. He has been incredibly fortunate that the state of the race has allowed his plurality to win against split competitio...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

NOLA wrote:Serious question. On what grounds could you possibly impeach Obama, even in their twisted logic?


Attempting to appoint a Supreme Court justice without respecting the will of the people.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2016 Bold Predictions Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 3475

Re: 2016 Bold Predictions Thread

Kris Bryant seriously threatens 50 HRs.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

I'm not sure there's a path to beating Trump in Florida, with or without Rubio. Absent another huuuge polling miss.

Denying him Ohio is a good enough place to start.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

As I understand it, a delegate only has to vote for their state's choice in the first round of voting. So hopefully the delegates of the states that foolishly voted for Trump aren't as foolish as the people they are representing and will switch during a second or third round of voting. I imagine th...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

Sanders in Michigan is the biggest polling underdog to win anything since 1984, according to 538. Just by the math, a world in which Sanders is +2 in Michigan is still a world where he loses the election in the long run. But he's going to be able to milk this for awhile, and it's at least a little m...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

why do i find it telling? because if asked, i'd say that most of us self-identify on the left side of the political spectrum. i also assume that from prior discussions that most are unsure if not hostile about the prospects of free trade. the lack of response would seem to confirm my impression Nob...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jake Arrieta
Replies: 38
Views: 4478

Re: Jake Arrieta

Seeing this thread bumped in spring training was legitimately scary.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

Clinton would definitely be a weak candidate in many years. If the Republicans weren't so determined to give her a walkover, her unfavorability net would be a problem.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3500
Views: 283146

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

woods porn was responsible for the first vagina i ever saw. it was horrifying Are talking Playboy or did you get thrown into the world of Hustler and the like at an early age? Because the latter would be pretty damn traumatizing. The stash my friends and I found clearly was mostly 70's/early 80's s...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

So Sanders has two huge wins tonight, and CNN's headline is "Clinton, Trump win Louisiana." Way to not to be subtle about it, dicks. Yeah, LA was the big grab, but come on. Sanders is dead. His campaign has zero chance to win the nomination. There's no point in pretending otherwise in hea...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

So Sanders has two huge wins tonight, and CNN's headline is "Clinton, Trump win Louisiana." Way to not to be subtle about it, dicks. Yeah, LA was the big grab, but come on. Sanders is dead. His campaign has zero chance to win the nomination. There's no point in pretending otherwise in hea...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

If we're talking about denialism of settled facts, we can talk about the progressive wing's opposition to NAFTA and free trade in general.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

The idea of some kind of strategic coalition where Kasich and Cruz win the states they can and Rubio pretends to be useful in order to force a contested convention is fascinating. It's going to be annoying when Trump gets to like 53% of delegates and none of that happens. It's like all the amazing m...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: pointlessly convoluted reallignment
Replies: 35
Views: 3944

Re: pointlessly convoluted reallignment

I really don't want eight divisions. There's no good way to do the playoffs with that. Back down to 8 teams? Lose the awesome WC game. NFL-style 12? Division winners playing in the play-in game is awful. 16? Too many.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sexy Dexy Talk
Replies: 443
Views: 34726

Re: Why is Carrie Muskat tweeting that fowler is back to the Cubs on a 1 year deal?

David wrote:[expletive] the whole "the game is filled with smart GMs now" stuff. theo plays chess, everyone else plays checkers.


Theo is playing Go
by Hairyducked Idiot
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo Speak
Replies: 327
Views: 48154

Re: Theo Speak

I'm sick of hearing them talk about it. My unfounded fear is that Theo wants to wait until the end of the season and if the Cubs win the World Series he will leave. I hope he doesn't but I remember his thing about staying in one place too long when he signed on with the Cubs. When the list of thing...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

I thought this was interesting: https://looseleav.es/XOuTVa4eY-2aBEHM5FG7lw It's a series of tweets compiled together so it'll read a bit herky jerky all together, but otherwise well written enough. The gist is that there are 4 factions/parties running for president. The 2 that are not establishmen...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 28942

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

But, in this instance, it is: "What happens if possibly our worst position player gets hurt? Do we turn to last year's top catching prospect in all of baseball or this year's top catching prospect in all of baseball?" Hahahaha. Awesome. This is as close to a perfect baseball team as we wi...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

Sri sounds like an outstanding choice. GOP senate will still try to block him anyways. Politics sucks so hard. If he is the nomination, I just can't see how it doesn't get done. Yea they can grandstand a little, but Basically Obama has to just convince the 14 tightest GOP incumbents that this isn't...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

Reading a brief overview of Tyler's presidency is pretty hilarious. Harrison dies right after inauguration and there is an argument over whether Tyler is fully president or "Vice President with acting powers." He solves this by setting up his own oath of office, giving an inaugural speech ...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

Good tells me it was Tyler, the one who was Presidemt in the 1840s and still has living grandkids. Two vacancies open for multiple years, but Congress hated him so much they sent back his nominees five times.
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

Louis Brandeis was the longest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Brandeis#Nominated_to_the_Supreme_Court Wilson nominated him on January 29th, 1916, and he was not sworn in until June 1, 1916. Again, there is literally no precedent for dragging this out for a year; that confirmation process tech...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

I'm pretty sure if you go back far enough there are some precedents for awful prolonged nomination fights. Just nominate a liberal and put up a fight. If rejected, nominate another one. Repeat when Clinton assumes office, and if by some unholy miracle the Republican candidate wins, use the obstructi...
by Hairyducked Idiot
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33026
Views: 1727573

Re: Politics & Current Events

It isn't like he has a lot of people believing in him. He is getting one-third of one party's primary voters despite a persistent front-runner bonus. His real support is probably something like 10% of voters. It is just that is enough to win because, quite appropriately, the other Republican candida...

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