No Excuses

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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    HRC won the counties that make up 2/3rds of the aggregate share of the US GDP, which I believe is largely indicative of the urban/rural divide between the areas that both candidates won. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2016/11/29/another-clinton-trump-divide-high-output-america-vs-low-output-america/ So economically yes, they contribute far less. Culturally, even more so.
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    Stand Up Comedians

    Russell Peters is washed up at this point.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    The liberal Presidential candidate has won the popular vote 6 out of the last 7 times so I no longer buy this. Even in the past two decades, the midterms have been highly cyclical (2006-2010-2018, each wiping out majorities from one party or the other). Liberals vote but the power of the vote is heavily slanted towards white, rural voters. So unless rural America liberalizes anytime soon, we will continue to see people who contribute the least to the economy and our culture, gain the most when it comes to policy and national decisions.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Not we, just the pro-rape religious bigots.
  5. Yeah the guy who blew a giant hole in the federal budget for years to come was the one seriously trying to fix social security. How do you even come up with this nonsense?
  6. https://thinkprogress.org/trump-ichan-steel-imports-cf7deb8beaf0/ 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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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Bran can see the past but they’ve haven’t shown he can see the future.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Playoffs Thread***

    I doubt it's because of LeBron. I think it's the fact that this past decade of NBA playoffs has been a bunch of mediocre teams that eventually get clubbed by the super teams. So what is the point in watching? I haven't tuned into a single game so far because why? We all know where this is headed.
  9. Political parties don’t become less extreme on their own or through demographic change. The GOP either needs to suffer historic losses at the polls, which it won’t, or they will continue down a trajectory where people like Matt Shea start becoming the norm. I am 100% of the belief that it will get worse than Donald Trump.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    In 2 episodes showing preparation for the battle, no one has really acknowledged that the Night King will roll into battle with an ice dragon. It almost feels like lazy writing that indicates that NK and ice dragon won’t be coming to this fight so they didn’t even bother showing anyone freaking out or preparing in advance. Really feels like as the show got away from source material, the writing got worse and plot holes bigger. I don’t mind an episode with just plot or character development but at least make it meaningful. In 7 seasons, all we know about the Night King and the dead is that some weird green people made him and 99% of the WWs are Crasters incest babies.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Like almost everything about the episode was beyond corny.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Maybe the most boring episode of the series.
  13. 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.
  14. At this point, the more indecisive they are, the more Trump gets to frame the issue. This party is absolutely infuriating. They should be raising the level of concern and making it clear that impeachment is on the table and being seriously considered. I fully expect them to **** this up, as they typically do when it comes to political messaging. The only people doing the right thing right now is the progressive caucus which has the impeachment resolution ready. The establishment geezers gotta go.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    This will happen once the older generation of Cuban Americans are no longer a major political voice in Florida politics.
  16. I will not vote for them or anyone with a D next to their name. At that point, nothing else will be necessary to empower Trump and the Republicans. If the democratic leadership wants to continue with a gutless style of leadership in the face of continued debasement of our politics, I do not want them anywhere close to leadership and power. Not hitching a ride with the team that brings pillows to a gun fight.
  17. The voters still rejected him and his party at historic levels despite a strong economy. A dislike for Trump, the person, is baked into a sizeable majority of the public. His only path to re-election is performing well with a demographic that is over represented in our politics: low education white voters.
  18. “Don’t want to do it politically” is such a pathetic indictment of Democrats if they choose to go down this route and not impeach. I am not sure I will vote for any of their candidates in 2020 if they back down on this. They will have utterly failed to be a counter to the worst person to hold office since Nixon. And unlike Nixon, Trump and the GOP will be well aware that no one will check their abuse of power.
  19. The Democrats dont have to convince the entire country but it’s utterly pathetic if they don’t even attempt to make a case to roughly 55% of the country that disapproves of this administration. Shame on them if they refuse to impeach. If there is a way to lose my vote in 2020, this is it.
  20. Dem establishment is full of pansies and has been playing defense against wolves for decades. As usual, I am expecting them to flub this. This would never happen if the Dem establishment was more AOC and less chicken **** boomer liberalism.
  21. Re Sarah Sanders: her being a pathological liar isn’t news. The only people who don’t object to her and this administrations relationship with the truth are the knuckleheads who’ve surrender their neocortex to Donald Trump. Trump and the Republican Party function with the assumption that their base is full of morons who will believe anything and time and time again they are proven right. Why change?
  22. It is. Muellers report is very clear that if their wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute, they would clearly state so (as they did for conspiracy). Nancy better start impeachment proceedings.
  23. Get them on record that they support a President who likely broke the law and who instead should be facing prosecution. Mueller’s report explicitly tells Congress that they are well within their right to proceed with impeachment hearings over what is in the report. There is no coming back if both chambers of Congress refuse to do their job. The public should decide if they are ok with the Republicans protecting an individual who deserves prosecution.
  24. **** the Democratic Party if they don’t seize this and hammer Trump until he’s out of office. This is a sitting President who committed multiple crimes and should be prosecuted. Grow a pair and do your jobs.
  25. Pee tape confirmation is the real Mueller report.