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  1. This really isn't a situation where both sides are equal. There's really pretty much only one side to hate here if there is fire in addition to all this smoke. Both sides do not work with Russia or any other foreign power to undermine or worse a US election. Only one has done that and does everything in its power to obstruct justice in the matter.
  2. I wouldn't take the "Dan hates trading down" thing to the bank. Remember the Ramsey draft and the 3 receivers in the 2nd round draft? They traded down, up, and stayed put during the Snyder/Cerrato years. History doesn't suggest there are any hard and fast rules.
  3. Are they beyond the pal because to be a part of their America you must be beyond pale?
  4. Depends what you mean? Normally it it would by hyperbolic and madness to suggest a President collided with Russia. Today, that statement is one that has a basis in reason. So so many normally crazy things are not only possible, but probable.
  5. We are near the point where language often considered hyperbolic is actually understatement.
  6. I hope you are right. I lost some faith when W was reelected. I lost a lot more faith in the electorate when Trump was elected. In a weird way, I'd feel better if Trump and Moscow actually hacked and rigged the vote. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if they did. Trump has cheated at practically everything else he has put his hands on, but as far as I know right now America has proven itself with this vote.
  7. Four years. Very likely 8. Congress is in cahoots and a near majority of the American people have proven themselves that dumb.
  8. The thing about this White House is they don't even try to create a credible version of events or to spin the facts. They tell lies a preschooler would see through.
  9. Been running like a fiend for the last few weeks. About 90 minutes three or four times a week. It's on an elyptical machine so it doesn't count as much. If we believe it I'm burning about 1k calories per session. Lost 5 to 10, but also gaining muscle.
  10. There are rulings he's been a part of which are questionable. Hobby Lobby is a big one to me that crossed the rights line and provided greater rights to the corporation than an individual, but yeah, he most likely will and even probably should be confirmed. That said, Trump's stink alone should be enough for us to question and possibly disqualify any candidate.
  11. He seems a legitimate candidate. He'll probably be another Scalia, but do we trust Trump's judgment? Do we trust Trump's motives? So many of the people Trump has chosen have already proved to be dirty or incompetent. You really want to make a mistake when it comes to SCOTUS. Besides, what we really should be asking is whether we want Moscow's choice for Supreme Court Justice ruling on our liberties and having a life term on the court?
  12. I do wonder if he has deep regrets. He played the role of a good Republican soldier and damned his reputation for this?
  13. On top of that do we really want Moscow picking our next SCOTUS Justice?
  14. The response to this may well inform us how far the stink goes. If it's just Trump then it's not all that hard and not all that bad, but you start to get a feeling that it's not only Trump and much of his Administration, but many members of Congress who've been bought. I mean this can't simply all be about Party loyalty, right? If it were and you have an erratic madman leading your country for whom (even Russia aside) you have ample evidence of corruption, criminal activity, and conflict of interest then you could give him the boot and install Pence which would satisfy justice and keep the Republicans in power. Then again, the easiest and most common political maneuver is to create a Fall guy and if they were all complicit then they might jump at that. Whatever is going on, this is not normal and it's pretty clear that the Republican Party does not serve the interests of the United States... not in their budget, not in their agenda, and not in their actions so far.