The Caretaker

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  1. They will find it deeply disturbing, stare deeply at the wall in contemplation then wait two Trump news cycles for everyone to forget.
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    Election 2018 Thread (An Adult Finally Has the Gavel)

    It's this strange phenomenon where Liberals are supposed to pander to the feelings of the right and emphasize bipartisanship but at the same time the right is in the other corner completely ****ting itself and flinging **** at the left simultaneously with zero regard. If there are "moderates" that see these impending investigations as being too partisan, under this enraged mango of a president, they were never "moderate" to begin with.
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    Election 2018 Thread (An Adult Finally Has the Gavel)

    In 2020 the Senate race will have 22 Republican incumbents defending and 12 democratic incumbents. It is essentially the opposite circumstances to this election in regards to the senate, consequently Democrats will be favored as a result. Last night was objectively a blue wave, any claim contrary to that is disingenuous. A blue wave was expected with the understanding that the Senate was out of reach, and that's exactly what we got. There was effectively no way Democrats could gain the Senate, but they flipped a massive amount of seats in the house as expected, flipped many gubernatorial races, and dramatically changed state legislatures in their favor.
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    Election 2018 Thread (An Adult Finally Has the Gavel)

    My argument is that it makes no difference to that demographic if the left insults them or not, their views are heavily ingrained and as a poster said above, self-radicalized, and based on anecdotal evidence can only be improved through self-realization and a change of environment. I don't think Democrats generally are confused as to why they don't do well in those areas, it's quite obvious why. However if you have data suggesting that they are effected by the way the left sees them I'd be interested in reading that. I think the American political landscape will be in a healthy place once we have more then two viable parties, and the conservatives field a less extreme mainstream right. Democrats are not perfect but they represent at a bare minimum common decency and sanity, quite frankly they are the only responsible option until Trump is out of office.
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    Election 2018 Thread (An Adult Finally Has the Gavel)

    Liberals objectively tend to be more educated, they tend to be more malleable when faced with facts or data that displaces their initial observations or even their personal beliefs. They tend to pursue the truth in good faith. So when someone says that the reason that rural regions of America are lost to Trump because liberals constantly point out their objective ignorance or objective stupidity, they are simply making a hopeful presumption (perhaps a hopeless one) that they too would research and investigate contrary claims in good faith. Facts are facts, regardless if it's delivered in a scathing rebuke or a polite exchange of words, quite frankly neither method has budged the stubborn ignorance of that demographic. For a group that feeds off "liberal tears" and mocks liberal empathy for their fellow man, they do seem to let their emotions alone guide their cognitive processes. It is not the responsibility of Democrats to coddle the fragile temperament of ignorant individuals, they would be voting R regardless until they have a self-realization. This is anecdotal evidence but many traditional Republican friends I have who became democratic did so after moving to an area of high diversity and/or getting a college education. My observation is that this demographic of individuals change their views on their own terms, regardless of how much the left insults them.
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    Election 2018 Thread (An Adult Finally Has the Gavel)

    You have a massive base of individuals actively voting against their own interests, uneducated, either circumstantially or purposefully ignorant, and driven by fear. Fear that is sold to them by a morally bankrupt president, who knows how to manipulate said individuals for his own benefit. The only true beneficiaries of republican policies are the ultra-rich. To deny or avoid stating the fact that this base of voters are objectively ignorant would feed the false equivalencies mindset. There is no "both-sides", you have sanity and decency on one side and hatred, bigotry and authoritarianism on the other.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    **** these refs and **** Golbert that illegal screening ****
  8. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-muslim-travel-ban-illegal-un-rights-chief-a7552991.html
  9. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-muslim-ban-leaders-lawyers-file-lawsuit-challenge-order-constitutional-bigotry-faith-a7550551.html Lawsuit being filed, clear violation of the 1st amendment establishment clause. Full explanation here: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/aclu-trump-memos.pdf Families being torn apart, and it wouldn't solve a damn thing even if enacted.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Activate Blair and have him put 6 hard ones on that little **** Teague Undercut Wall on his drive in G1, 5 fractures essentially his doing. Twice trying to dirty Beal in Game 3. Lowry and Teague sucked so much ass that they have to resort to bush league shenanigans. Pre-teen looking trash and the most out of shape point guard I've ever seen.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    hueheuehuehueeue woww wessttt is so scarrry
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    The redskins deserve nothing in the form of attention until that rat is out of the front office.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Yea I'd be on the release temple side of things, backcourt depth might be a little thin but I agree that Temple would likely still be there if we need him. Getting rid of blair would be premature and Gooden can be productive in limited minutes and provide high energy should an injury happen or if he just happens to be getting more minutes that particular night.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    It would be irrational to release Butler considering his shooting stroke right now. Temple doesn't provide much, Blair provides even less but the fact that he is in Wittman's doghouse right now definately plays a large role in that. I don't think Gooden is immune either.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Evan Turner is garbage, the Celtics are garbage. Each of the last two games the Celtics relied on red-hot 3 pt shooting to stay in the game, they don't have any offense they just have these assholes chucking shots with the hope that some of them get hot, then they become the starters for the game.
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    Bill Cosby ... There is smoke.

    It's hard to gauge the authenticity here, this happens way too often for it to be surprising and it's often hard to judge who is lying. Rape is a horrible thing but to deny that women lie interminably to get money from male celebrities would be naive.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    He will be playing tonight off the bench with limited minutes
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    It's a done deal in my eyes, the way he's answering those questions, the only thing that may change that is if OKC wins a championship.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    Irving is not a better overall player then wall. He is a better offensive player in terms of scoring but Wall has him beat in ball handling, speed, defense, and passing ability.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    If he is supposed to be competing for "GOAT" then this is a game where he puts the team on his shoulders and dominates the opponent. He may not be the only reason they are losing, but he is the reason they are not winning.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    The heat are the embodiment of all the faults the NBA is known for, along with their filth of a fanbase and all the mindless sheep that care nothing for the integrity of the game and approve of their colluding. They deserve nothing short of a blow out in every remaining game this series. "We so excited about getting Melo", yes yes please get another superstar soon to be turned role player, dilute the talent some more why don't you, get excited for your offseason because that's all there is to look forward to if this type of play continues.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    Glad I'm not the only one that thinks Lebron is an overhyped player. I think he is a top 3 talent in league history, but he is severely overrated when it comes to his actual consistent play.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    The Heat fans are built with the same arrogance and obnoxiousness the team is built with
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    It's hilarious to the Spurs too
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    The heat are an abomination, the only people that enjoy players colluding to form super teams are the fans of said team. It's bad for the league, it's bad for competition. No loyalty to the team that drafted you, and outside of that, there is one basketball to go around for Melo (a ball whore), Lebron and Wade, along with Bosh who is already getting shafted behind Wade and Bron, who would get even more screwed over if Melo were to join. If I were the heat I'd be more interested in getting love then another ball hog. Lebron is a great player, shame that his rings will always be questioned with this inter-player collusion.