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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:25 am

So, I'm in the middle of no where watching tarantula males wondering around looking for mates. It was really cool. Then my phone said Ruth Bader Ginsberg died. Totally ruined the trip.
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Greenfield in Iowa
Gideon in Maine
Cunningham in NC
Harrison in SC
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:38 am

CyHawk_Cub wrote:
Greenfield in Iowa
Gideon in Maine
Cunningham in NC
Harrison in SC

Yep, I set up my recurring monthly/weekly donations last week. Those + ActBlues Super States 2020, Bollier for KS, Bullock for MT

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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:49 am

I maxed out on direct contribution to Gideon in August; likewise my gf to Greenfield. We agreed tonight we are flipping to the other's adopt-a-race candidate and will max out next week in direct contribution. We're doing some other things too, but also spreading word to our network of friends to ensure they know about things like Crooked Media's Act Blue campaign that saw a massive spike earlier tonight after news of RBG's passing.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:23 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:So, I'm in the middle of no where watching tarantula males wondering around looking for mates.


As one does
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby profisme » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:29 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:
Greenfield in Iowa
Gideon in Maine
Cunningham in NC
Harrison in SC

Yep, I set up my recurring monthly/weekly donations last week. Those + ActBlues Super States 2020, Bollier for KS, Bullock for MT

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Bullock for MT is an important one. He is essentially in a coin-flip election against Daines who conveniently doesn't have any Twitter activity prior to early 2017. I'm guessing as soon as RBG passed away, he had one of his aides (one of which is a former classmate of mine in grad school) scrub any mention of the Merrick Garland situation or anti-Trump sentiment.

2020 can suck a dick.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:09 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:So, I'm in the middle of no where watching tarantula males wondering around looking for mates.


As one does

My girls are nature fiends. We weren't sure that we'd be able to spot any, and we saw a dozen within three hours of starting to look. One of them walked across my wife's hand. The point was that it was gearing up to be a really good day.
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JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:So, I'm in the middle of no where watching tarantula males wondering around looking for mates.


As one does

My girls are nature fiends. We weren't sure that we'd be able to spot any, and we saw a dozen within three hours of starting to look. One of them walked across my wife's hand. The point was that it was gearing up to be a really good day.

Where are you? mexico?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:23 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
As one does

My girls are nature fiends. We weren't sure that we'd be able to spot any, and we saw a dozen within three hours of starting to look. One of them walked across my wife's hand. The point was that it was gearing up to be a really good day.

Where are you? mexico?

Near La Junta, Colorado.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:49 pm

Didn't realize they got that far north
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:13 pm

I referenced this above, though the spike as expected, kept going and going.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:02 pm

We'll see about the actual follow-through, but at least an early rhetorical positive.
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Postby Thurman Merman » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:25 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:We'll see about the actual follow-through, but at least an early rhetorical positive.

They need to overtly threaten this, maybe scare the Republicans into not pushing through a new judge, and then when they win all three branches, do all that horsefeathers anyway. It's exactly what Republicans would do, and Dems should do it too.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:25 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:We'll see about the actual follow-through, but at least an early rhetorical positive.


Can’t this type of rhetoric work against the Dems? If there is an escalating war of words that makes people believe the Dems are going to expand the surpreme court and make it extremely liberal, doesn’t that just boot all the right leaning potential dem voters off the bandwagon? If the choice is a generation of an extremely conservative Supreme Court or the opposite, all the sudden 4 more years of Trump and a conservative congress doesn’t seem as bad to them.

Maybe I’m overstating how much anti-Trump sentiment plays into people vote for in congress. If anything maybe conservatives who vote for Biden are more likely to vote republican in the senate and house. But regardless, I feel like the Democrats should be doing everything possible to make this election not about the Supreme Court. Maybe I’m completely off base
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CyHawk_Cub wrote:We'll see about the actual follow-through, but at least an early rhetorical positive.


Can’t this type of rhetoric work against the Dems? If there is an escalating war of words that makes people believe the Dems are going to expand the surpreme court and make it extremely liberal, doesn’t that just boot all the right leaning potential dem voters off the bandwagon? If the choice is a generation of an extremely conservative Supreme Court or the opposite, all the sudden 4 more years of Trump and a conservative congress doesn’t seem as bad to them.

Maybe I’m overstating how much anti-Trump sentiment plays into people vote for in congress. If anything maybe conservatives who vote for Biden are more likely to vote republican in the senate and house. But regardless, I feel like the Democrats should be doing everything possible to make this election not about the Supreme Court. Maybe I’m completely off base

This is partially how I look at this (not to mention the underlying, big picture view of building, re-building?, the progressive movement/Dem party after decades of neglect in speaking to those who should be the voices of the coalition); all of which is YMMV and I won't look down my nose at those who disagree/more small picture about this: (there's more to this thread preceding what I link to below)
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:50 pm


ETA: forgot to specify: no, it is not late in the day for spending, but his second point seems right to me.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:38 pm

Pretty much
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Postby Brian707 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:We'll see about the actual follow-through, but at least an early rhetorical positive.


Nothing? Even limiting the 2nd amendment?
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Postby Derwood » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:58 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Pretty much


I trust her less than just about anyone in congress
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:08 pm

Brian707 wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:We'll see about the actual follow-through, but at least an early rhetorical positive.


Nothing? Even limiting the 2nd amendment?

The slaughter of children isn't enough to build a decency consensus to tell the gun humpers to horsefeathers off, so nope.
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Postby soccer10k » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:39 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Pretty much


Yeah, the only way she might vote against it is if Trump wins, the Republicans hold the Senate but she loses, in which case it wouldn’t matter anyway.
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Re: The Politics Thread

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby abuck1220 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:19 pm

maybe i’m desperately looking for optimism (and overestimating the american voter), but i think ramming a nominee through maybe hurts trump and republicans in the election.
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