No Excuses

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  1. Unprecedented moment in history when the sitting US President is facing multiple criminal investigations. With SDNY implicating Trump in two criminal felonies, we are facing a scenario where he may end up in jail post Presidency. It feels bizarre typing out the jailing of a former US President but here we are.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Discuss the impending **** storm.
  3. Insider trading 101. If the SEC still does what it's supposed to do, this should be a major scandal that demands an investigation. This is the kind of corruption that is a hallmark of oligarchies. Also might as well make this the trade war thread. It seems like the tariffs won't just be for steel and aluminum.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    The working class, as a group, in America mostly votes for Democrats. For some reason, we equate the working class to white people, when a huge chunk of the working class is actually brown and black people.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    This show did the anti-hero stuff decently at one point. Like Cersei vs the Taliban, and when she blows up the Sept. I was 100% ok with Cersei just lighting up all of the fundy nut jobs in one big explosion. That was also IMO the high point of the series and it was all downhill from there. It’s just a travesty that Daenerys gets torn down in just two episodes. Her mad queen scene and eventual death would have been so much more powerful if there was more time to explore her descent into a delusional fascist. It’s a shame because they were beautifully shot scenes. The last shot of her addressing her army, I mean my god, that’s maybe the best cinematic moment of this entire show.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    The show did the White Walkers and Daenerys dirty but that wasn’t a totally bad ending.
  7. There are pages and pages of him either twisting what the guy said and at one point, trying to point to some scientific validation (there wasn’t) for Akins bogus comments. At best he was obfuscating (and that’s being generous).
  8. Women should be forced to give birth after rape and held responsible for the rape committed by men surely is an interesting position. We can get back to the topic of how the party of sexual predators wants to force women to give birth to the offspring of said predators? I think its abundantly clear that Republican voters vote for rapists and then advocate for the rights of the rapists to bear children. This is a 100% accurate statement. See: Trump, Alabama and Roy Moore.
  9. Never voted for Bill. Never voted for Trump. Can proudly say that. Can you? As is typical, you will support even heinous sexual predators as long as an R is next to the name. Grab em by the **** and then force women to give birth, just like Jesus wanted.
  10. The 25 page thread, with multiple people calling you out for defending a moron is easily searchable and can be found using google. As is typical, you side with **** grabbers and defenders of rape and the rights of rapists to become fathers.
  11. The party of Trump and Roy Moore being pro-rape is the least surprising thing. Back in 2012, twa was here defending Todd Akin’s “is it really rape if the women gets pregnant”? Weirdo religious creeps and violent misogyny are like bears and ****ting in the woods.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I don’t know, that clip and the idea behind it felt like cheap gimmicky crap that this show has successfully avoided until this season. The viewer at that point knows that Dany dealt with everything from rape, to betrayal and the death of friends/dragons to get there. That still doesn’t convince me she wants to commit genocide. That scene and what follows fails in impact because Dany has not been shown to be a raging maniac or even close to getting there. We went from 4 or 5 on the crazy dial to 11 and overdrive, with little in between.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Giving Dany a flashback during that scene makes it even worse. We don’t need a recap of all the terrible things that happened to her. This show needed an extra 6-10 episodes to not resort to dumb things like “Dany kind of forgot about Euron and the Iron Fleet”. Or Dany destroying an army of 30,000, armed with anti-dragon stinger missiles, in five minutes, and then going full genocide. I have read some pretty interesting takes on why she would do this. The most convincing is probably that it was Tyrion’s suggestion to stop fighting after the Bells, and Tyrion has pretty much been wrong about everything. Did she want to deal with all the bickering, plotting and other nonsense we’ve seen take place in this world and its governance structure, especially with a man from her family who people seem to like a lot more than her? I wish they had really built up the tension between Jon/Dany for more than like 30 minutes of on screen time. We seemingly got a few scenes of Jon mumbling, yer meh kween and I dun want it, to explain Dany’s insecurity. I guess Sansa and Varys also contributed. HBO and GRRMV both wanted this to go at least 10 full seasons and I think they were right.
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    Harvey Weinstein, Fired Amongst Sexual Harassment Allegations

    I initially got the impression that he was fired from the school. And then I read that he’s no longer in charge of managing a dormitory for young students. 1. Who gives a ****? 2. I most definitely don’t want someone who voluntary goes to bat for Harvey Weinstein and takes money from him to be in charge of managing college dorms. Everyone has the right to a fair trial, and socially we have the right to not put people who voluntarily represent sexual predators in charge of managing affairs between horny young adults. It seems like people complaining about this want to live in a consequences free world. If the guy lost his academic post, I would understand the displeasure. This has nothing to do with academic freedom.
  15. I don't have a link yet, but Breitbart just preemptively ran a counter-piece to a Washington Post story that is about to be released soon. The Washington Post article will allege that Roy Moore, noted homophobe, running as the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, assaulted teenage girls as young as 14, when he was in his 30's. Roy Moore is on record, denying these allegations to Breitbart. This is going to be a huge ****storm. Republicans will have to make a choice: defend Roy Moore or force him to step down and likely replace him with Luther Strange. It's going to pit the McConnell faction that favors Strange, against the Bannon faction, which favors Roy Moore. I have not linked to the Breitbart piece but if the mods ask, I will provide the link. The Washington Post story hasn't come out yet. The WP article is out:
  16. The Democratic Party is full of pansies. They completely flubbed the release of the Mueller report and have done absolutely nothing towards making a case to the public over impeachment for obstruction. Trump and Barr meanwhile are spreading their InfoWars deep state conspiracies. On one end we have corrupt raging lunatics, and on the other is a bunch of ******* who don’t deserve to be in power because they refuse to do anything with it. Schiff, Swalwel et al will go on MSNBC, complain and then do **** all.
  17. A lot of economically anxious right wing folks have descended upon UVA this weekend. Of course, there are heroes in this story. Who were sadly failed by their local police departments.
  18. You wouldn't pass an elementary grade Biology test.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Ernie also had a lot of 1st round mid picks around the time we drafted Wall. These were the Kevin Seraphins and Chris Singletons. All of them busted. Sold a lot of early 2nd rounders for "cash considerations" too. Ernie should have been fired the day we lucked into Wall and the 1st overall pick. He screwed up Wall's prime years in DC.
  20. Unless I misinterpreted him, nonniey is in support of the heartbeat measures in Ohio/Georgia and other policies that have driven abortion access to extinction. These aren't abortion with some restrictions, these are blanket bans on abortion masquerading as restrictions. All Alabama's bill does is say the quiet part out loud.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Almost every main contributing player for the Bucks is either a late lottery pick or even drafted in the 2nd round. You can find productive NBA players in every draft range. We've just had a GM who literally bungled every draft or treated it as a means to patching up the roster with vets because he also sucked at signing free agents.
  22. I support restrictions as well. That doesn't make my position not pro-choice. You wouldn't label Joe Biden anti-abortion for instance, even though he has repeatedly stated that he does not believe in it personally but agrees that the position of the government should be safe and equal access to abortion procedures. From a policy perspective, American's are pro-choice for the most part, with caveats and nuances. That is a far cry from the garbage that anti-abortion activists are pushing, which is essentially, an end to all access to abortion. Roe has been marching a slow death in the South for the better part of the last decade. I don't think there are more than 5 abortion clinics at the moment across several Southern states. What limited data we have suggests that this 1% seems to be happening because access to early abortion is severely limited, especially for the poor. The Republican position is a complete ban on all abortions, early or late and it seems like this extreme position is driving women to get late-term abortions. Blame the ****ty people you keep voting for. Like I said, you can complain about "friggin extremes", but as long as you support this party, you are part of the problem. I fully support liberal states who provide a sanctuary for women who have their constitutional rights trampled by "friggin extremists" and those who continue to support and regurgitate the talking points of the "friggin extremists".
  23. “Late term abortions” make up around 1% of all abortions. It’s a nonsense issue made up my conservatives that hardly ever happens in the real world. And the real irony is that what limited data is available on the few late-term abortions seems to suggest that a good amount of them happen because of lack of access to early-abortion care facilities, something that has been a deliberate attempt of state-level Republican policies:
  24. Aggregates of all polling seem to put the number around 55%-60% pro-choice and 70% for not overturning Roe:
  25. The vast majority of the public is pro-choice. The only place where the "argument is being won" are the most bigoted and backwards parts of America. You are also an extremist, don't pretend otherwise. It's really too bad we have to share the country with you medieval wankers.