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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    West Virginia cop pulls over a motorist:

    Cop: You got any I.D.?

    Motorist: 'bout what?
  2. Re: oathkeepers thought trump would "federalize" them

    They need uniforms. Then we could call them the Brownshorts.
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    Re: I am McMike, AMA..

    I'm torn between saying, well played sir, and saying, ew, gross! Maybe both?
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    Re: I am McMike, AMA..

    Your sort.
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    Re: I am McMike, AMA..

    The thread was getting a little sour, that should sweeten it :)
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    Re: I am McMike, AMA..

    I have kittens. I know, it's not a question, I just thought you ought to know.
    ...
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    That's true. As a teenager living on Okinawa and spending a lot of time around GIs during the war, I certainly remember liberal use of the g-word. I found it repellant. In fact, it soured me on the...
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    Re: DiSantis signs HB 233 into law

    What happens if people refuse to answer the survey?
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    And he just got Belarus to ship a trainload of ammo to Donbas. I think that means Russian stocks are running low.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    You're gonna get busted for failure to appear.
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I wonder why they felt a need to bomb it. Did they leave some important intel behind?
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Did you even watch the hearings?
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    I've never claimed it was in the middle or balanced category. Marshall clearly has a point of view, as I previously stated.

    As to what the scores mean, the source of the chart you are using says...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    I have never refused to discuss the Balance of power theory or Serbia. I do question why you are so eager to drift the thread away from Ukraine, when you've finally admitted that Russia is in the...
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    Why is the world such a mess? God's believers spend all their time asking him to fix football games.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    It is rated. You should have gone to the original source for the chart:

    https://adfontesmedia.com/talking-points-memo-bias-and-reliability/

    The site has a point of view, but is careful to get...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    You think I should criticize you for your sources? What an odd thing to say. I generally hesitate to do that, unless a source has a history of lying.

    I posted an opinion piece. If you disagree...
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    For example, Cuba was once a protectorate of the United States. When Cuba chose to align itself with the Soviet Union, should America have announced that it was an unacceptable security threat and,...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    The denials come from anonymous sources. The people involved haven't even spoken on the record.

    But I'm sure the committee would be delighted to have them testify under oath.
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    So, now you're an admirer of Kissinger's wisdom, and the war is the fault of everyone but Russia.

    The fact is, Ukraine is a sovereign nation, and Russia agreed not only to respect its sovereignty...
  21. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/290812875_10160193081953464_2105409911628209846_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=qPeK8lOnW3IAX8fE-JK&_nc_oc=AQmn9qDjbmcTIGLB8qNgYR5Dh...
  22. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/bd/1b/1e/bd1b1e9b72751f2267ad5368768a87f3.jpg
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think someone needed a sarcasm emoji.
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    Re: Ukraine

    ;).
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Maybe they will testify under oath. Right now, they are unwilling to even speak on the record.


    From Josh Marshall:
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    So, you're back to quoting people who think NATO promised not to expand, even though your first source said there was no formal deal and Gorbachev says there was no such deal.

    The Ukraine war may...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Because his answer would be no, and he has acted on his beliefs.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    :).
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Same role John Dean played in Watergate, isn't it?
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    The desire to stay in power by illegal means wasn't rational. But it wasn't based on the delusion that he had actually won the election. It was based on his belief that he should be top dog, no...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    I think he's well aware that he lost, and knew he was going to lose before the election. Yes, he has a clear-cut case of NPD, but it's not a matter of thinking he didn't lose, it's a matter of...
  32. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    I shudder to think what Republicans would do with that.
  33. Thread: More Pushback

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    Why would anyone think the filibuster is sacrosanct, or even a good idea? It was never intended to exist, and the rule that made it possible was written by Aaron Burr shortly after he murdered...
  34. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    The mainstream cast more votes than that, and is well represented here. If the 81,283,098 votes for Biden don't represent the mainstream, certainly the smaller group who voted for Trump were less...
  35. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    The electoral college, combined with the 3/5 compromise, was designed to give the slave states an outsized influence on who was president in proportion to their voting population.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Nice to know he had the launch codes, ain't it?
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    The testimony I'm hearing right now is the most damning I've heard. The committee seems to have found its John Dean.
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    Re: My argument against the electoral college.

    The electoral college, combined with the 3/5 compromise, was designed to give slave states an outsized influence in proportion to the number of voters. It worked until the Civil War, then worked for...
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    Re: Uvalde mom warned not to tell her story

    Yeah, the cops continue to cover themselves in glory.
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Yes. The EU is not a military alliance, Unlike joining NATO, it does not commit anyone to defend Ukraine. Also, it would take at least a decade for Ukraine to join the EU.
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    Good work on the pretextual and the delusional parts of Putin's justification. Not mentioned is that Ukraine was trying to become less corrupt and more democratic, which would have provided an...
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    So, they've decided they will trust China to be their supplier? We know where that leads{

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EAU7k8aXoAADqY5?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
  43. Thread: I know kung-fu

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    Re: I know kung-fu

    A useful definition of garbage is something that costs more to get rid of than anyone would pay for it. An 80p chicken is just on the non-garbage side of the line. If you can't sell something at a...
  44. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    So, what's the solution? Spending the next 50 years trying to fix what the Republicans spent the last 50 years doing to the Court?
  45. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    I suppose with more than 330 million people in this country, there must be someone who holds this opinion, but can you name any elected politicians who do?
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    Turns out Ukraine really is finding it hard to get ammo in the old Soviet sizes:

    https://news.yahoo.com/putin-decade-long-secret-sabotage-152921901.html
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    We got here because there were so many one-issue voters opposed abortion, and they were motivated to go to the polls. It still took them 50 years to politicize the courts enough to make this happen....
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Covid.
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    Re: This is just unacceptable

    When you're right, you're right. How did that guy get to be a lawyer, let alone a state supreme court justice? It must have been politics all the way.
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Turkey has long had some governance problems. Let's hope Ukraine can move into the community quicker. Hell, let's hope they succeed in continuing to exist as a country.
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