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    12-09-2022, 02:14 PM
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/09/politics/russia-paul-whelan-vadim-krasikov-germany/index.html CNN reporting that Russia demanded that if Whelan was...
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    12-09-2022, 02:01 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    I'm glad Benen agrees with me. ;) And, it seems, with Chait.
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    12-09-2022, 01:16 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Mind boggling violin in The Bilge
    You'd think chocolate would damp the sound too much for a good instrument ...
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    12-09-2022, 11:19 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Herschel in The Bilge
    Dunno. I think if Sinema decides to run as an Independent in 24, she'll lose. And it's not an insignificant risk that her candidacy would put a Rep...
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    12-09-2022, 10:44 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Herschel in The Bilge
    I'd predict that if she runs in 24 as an independent, she places a distant third while ensuring that a Republican wins. Chait wrote about this today...
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    12-09-2022, 10:42 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    Sure. But what will she derail in the meantime?
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    12-09-2022, 10:16 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Herschel in The Bilge
    She's claiming that she wants to keep her committee assignments as per the Democratic majority. Which means, I think, that she is signaling that...
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    12-09-2022, 09:16 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    If (when) Sinema screws the pooch as Ambassador, she can be removed at the pleasure of the POTUS.
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    12-09-2022, 09:14 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    Katie Hobbs will soon be sworn in as Governor of Arizona. I'd advise Biden to appoint Sinema as Ambassador to some geopolitically and...
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    12-09-2022, 09:03 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Seems to me that this is a great bit of "predication" for further searches.
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    12-09-2022, 09:02 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Ted Cruz's daughter in The Bilge
    Huh. Maybe the 2 sides aren't the same after all. So much for the uniparty.
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    12-09-2022, 07:54 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    "She intends to keep her committee assignments through the Democratic majority."
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    12-09-2022, 07:49 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    I'm firmly against "2nd Amendment remedies", but a bit of Deus ex Machina might not go amiss. It's above my pay grade (my minister father used...
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    12-09-2022, 07:31 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    Yeah. See, the difference is that I respect both Sanders and King.
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    12-09-2022, 07:09 AM
    TomF started a thread Bloody Sinema in The Bilge
    Coyly announces that she's now registered Independent, and has left the Democratic party. Says that she's "not caucusing with the Republicans", but...
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    12-08-2022, 04:22 PM
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    12-08-2022, 03:06 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Germany arrests in The Bilge
    We like to forget how much support the Axis powers had just before WW2 within the countries who ended up fighting against them. Choosing to forget...
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    12-08-2022, 02:44 PM
    I understand that, Ted. As you may appreciate, geopolitics considers additional factors. Consider for instance, that in the 90s it seems Bout...
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    12-08-2022, 02:33 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Germany arrests in The Bilge
    The thing about claims of being stabbed in the back somehow, is that they're fairly resistant to facts. The little I've been able to find about...
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    12-08-2022, 02:08 PM
    Vladimir Putin. And he was right.
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    12-08-2022, 02:07 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Ted Cruz's daughter in The Bilge
    There's a limited number of things a parent can do to help make this better, and a much larger range of things to make it worse. I hope Ted and his...
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    12-08-2022, 01:50 PM
    I'm not convinced that Bout is going to be back in the business he left in 2008. Nature, vacuums, etc. Which is not at all to say that I think he...
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    12-08-2022, 01:31 PM
    Putin is in charge of who Putin chooses to release. He'll do what he perceives to advance his objectives. Should Biden refuse to trade to get...
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    12-08-2022, 01:07 PM
    Alan, I'm not talking about teams. I probably agree with you about teams, fwiw, as they'd average out the variation in individual capacity. I'm...
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    12-08-2022, 12:52 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Ted Cruz's daughter in The Bilge
    My heart goes out to her. Mental health issues like that are a lot more commonplace than most people understand, irrespective of people's political...
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    12-08-2022, 12:47 PM
    See my post #53. Yeah, I figure Griner could probably play NBA ball, but not in the role she plays in the WNBA. She likely wouldn't be an...
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    12-08-2022, 12:43 PM
    I know why the WNBA pays players less. And no, I don't think it's merely sexism - it's also that fans pay to see the most drama. Heavyweight...
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    12-08-2022, 12:16 PM
    Cripes. It isn't up to Biden, or frankly any American POTUS or diplomat or etc. who Putin may or may not deign to release from a Russian jail. ...
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    12-08-2022, 09:43 AM
    The swap is lopsided, no doubt. Thing is, Putin is unconstrained by ethics. It's only about leverage. I mean, why was Griner's trial and...
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    12-08-2022, 09:23 AM
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