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by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

Man you guys raise some good points. The decision this November is gonna be really tough! At this point I know you just don’t like me and am mocking my posts but maybe read the thread first, dude. It’s a discussion started by Brian and others about the future of the GOP assuming a convincing Biden ...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4239
Views: 239859

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

And the president is the only one who can direct policy. Congress is for suckers! Do you really not think that the President plays a big role is setting the Congressional agenda, particularly if his party controls it? I guess everyone who’s spent the last 80 years crediting FDR for the New Deal is ...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4239
Views: 239859

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Mr. D (and JoeK to a degree) - honest question. You've done a good job of pointing out the weaknesses of Biden, the man, and the candidate. What would you have the Democratic party do at this point in time, regarding their presumptive candidate for president? Oh please do tell. I’d love to know thi...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

I think anyone saying the GOP will be permanently tanked by Trump is being way too optimistic. They’ll just rebrand like they did after the disaster that was Bush’s presidency led to the landslide losses in 2006 and 2008. In a two-party state like the US way too many people view political party as ...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

I think anyone saying the GOP will be permanently tanked by Trump is being way too optimistic. They’ll just rebrand like they did after the disaster that was Bush’s presidency led to the landslide losses in 2006 and 2008. In a two-party state like the US way too many people view political party as ...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

I think anyone saying the GOP will be permanently tanked by Trump is being way too optimistic. They’ll just rebrand like they did after the disaster that was Bush’s presidency led to the landslide losses in 2006 and 2008. In a two-party state like the US way too many people view political party as p...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4239
Views: 239859

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

My overall view on the race is that Trump is terrible at making an affirmative case for his own leadership but is good at tearing down opponents. And being a moderate white man does not insulate his opponents from those attacks — just look what he did to Jeb Bush in 2016. So as long as voters focus ...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2620
Views: 49302

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

B. How many people would participate in a prolonged general strike if Democratic leadership called for one right now? See, I have to think this figure is around ten people. Maybe eleven. I don't see much overlap between the kind of people who are even willing to participate in a general strike over...
by Joe K
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2620
Views: 49302

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Yes, but why do we think social unrest will somehow persuade the Republicans to do something? Look at all that social unrest has done in the past month? So if that's the only path, make that the path and actually fight with the people . And not just because you have a primary ; ) Support the public...
by Joe K
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

I’ll let Matt Taibbi do the rest of the talking on this if you guys are actually willing to step out of the echo chamber.

Taibbi on Russiagate
by Joe K
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

Also, you guys know that the FBI misled the FISA Court to get a warrant on Carter Page, got a friend of Pappadopolous to wear a wire and get him drunk, but still couldn’t find evidence of collusion, right?
by Joe K
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

Didn't see that coming! Ha, you got me! Now remind me who from the Trump campaign was found to have done that... ? Bill Barr said no collusion so we're good. So did Andrew Weissman, or whoever it was that authored the Mueller Report. Or do you want to point me to the finding of collusion in the Mue...
by Joe K
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

P.D.X. wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Didn't see that coming!
Ha, you got me! Now remind me who from the Trump campaign was found to have done that...
by Joe K
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

tennbengal wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:53 pm
So if Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, why does it remain beyond belief that he asked and took assistance to win in 2016 from Russia?
Maybe because the Russia stuff was investigated really aggressively by the FBI and the Mueller team for nearly 3 years and they didn’t find that?
by Joe K
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4239
Views: 239859

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

mister d wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:19 pm
Still more mad about Crowley than Trump.
It’s beyond perfect that the first Congressional candidate Hillary endorsed is the guy who just got caught on a hot mic at a BLM rally saying “the only reason I care is because I’m in a primary.”
by Joe K
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4239
Views: 239859

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

I like the phrasing on the bottom one: https://twitter.com/LukewSavage/status/1273297845077127170?s=20 The Bowman-Engel race is Exhibit A for the argument that the Democratic establishment doesn’t actually want progressive candidates, irrespective of electability and diversity considerations. That’...
by Joe K
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2620
Views: 49302

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

That's kinda the end justifying the means type of thinking. The only opposition to this I see is that POCs are the ones dying more, and they would die more there. Right. If the 50,000+ deaths you're talking about were all the people actively ignoring the pandemic and choosing "their rights" over fu...
by Joe K
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 3005
Views: 214292

Re: Movies

I think Apatow made a movie based on Pete Davidson’s life so that for once it would actually be believable when his awkward, pot-loving male protagonist wound up with a woman way out of his league.
by Joe K
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Section 1983 claims can also be brought against certain private employees that do contract work in government-run prisons (e.g., prison medical staff).
by Joe K
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Coronavirus - All Sports
Replies: 541
Views: 9610

Re: Coronavirus - All Sports

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:00 am
He lauded OAN in the same interview.
And now he’s got a player revolt on his hands...
by Joe K
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

I don’t think QI is necessary to dispose of frivolous or nuisance lawsuits against government officials. In such cases, federal judges are likely willing to grant a motion to dismiss or summary judgment motion without needing to rely on QI. It's not a question of frivolous, but a question of having...
by Joe K
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

I don’t think QI is necessary to dispose of frivolous or nuisance lawsuits against government officials. In such cases, federal judges are likely willing to grant a motion to dismiss or summary judgment motion without needing to rely on QI.
by Joe K
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

I sure hope there aren’t any laws against Presidents criticizing public companies. Sometimes they deserve the criticism! I’d love to see Biden go hard after Amazon for its labor and antitrust practices—not that I expect him to do so.
by Joe K
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Worthy of a Mention - COVID-19 Edition
Replies: 82
Views: 1912

Re: Worthy of a Mention - COVID-19 Edition

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/nyregion/margaret-holloway-the-shakespeare-lady-of-new-haven-dies-at-68.html#click=https://t.co/nz2BisD0PU I never knew her real name when I went to Yale, but everyone in New Haven knew the “Shakespeare Lady.” Very, very sad life story but I’m glad she got the reco...
by Joe K
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name
Replies: 951
Views: 19358

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part V - All Hail King Donald, First of his name

Maybe I’m overly cynical, but he won’t ever be a blowout loser and I’m skeptical he will ever even be a loser. Yeah, I have no confidence until it’s done. Given the population distribution/Electoral College advantage that the GOP currently has, it would have to be the biggest popular vote blowout s...
by Joe K
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019-20 NBA Season
Replies: 409
Views: 27146

Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

That's wild. Looks like porzingis Agree. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or bad thing for him. Sometimes an athlete isn’t in peak condition. See Barkley, Charles. Of course he was just a tremendous athlete that was able to play at that weight and his legs on the second jump were otherworldly. Zio...
by Joe K
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

For better or worse, Biden is currently the standard bearer for the Democratic Party on policy. So what he says is much more indicative of where the party is likely to land if it retakes the WH and Senate in November.
by Joe K
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Biden going with “give the police more money” in lieu of “defund the police.” https://twitter.com/shanegoldmacher/status/1270691611576500227?s=21 Did he suggest raises, like Sanders did? I’m sure the activists calling for defunding would also disagree with Sanders. Not all left politics are about S...
by Joe K
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Isn't that what happened in Camden to good results? I think the big challenge is oversight. Giving more federal funding to police departments isn’t necessarily bad but there need to be appropriate strings attached to it. I think the activists calling for defunding just don’t trust that police will ...
by Joe K
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Biden going with “give the police more money” in lieu of “defund the police.”
by Joe K
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp 6 Link Dump Extravaganza
Replies: 1352
Views: 85642

Re: Swamp 6 Link Dump Extravaganza

This part is great because if you don't know his story, you'd 100% get his legal name and his aka mixed up: " When he enrolled at Providence, he was informed that he would have to register under his legal name. Since it would have cost $600 to change his legal name to Shammgod Wells, Shammgod stopp...
by Joe K
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Too be fair, I don’t think the activists saying “Defund the Police” necessarily view electing Joe Biden (or any other particular Democrats) as their end goal. After all, Minneapolis and many other cities plagued by bad policing are entirely Democrat-run. So the strategy could be to stake out an ultr...
by Joe K
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Even "defund the police" doesn't mean defunding the police, so I'd hesitate to worry about it too much. The legislation the Democrats introduced has meaningful reforms and should be looked at as a first step, not the end of the work. Yeah, I worry a bit about the messaging behind “defund the police...
by Joe K
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

I saw a FB friend post something that he usually votes Dem and hates Trump, but seeing how Biden and the Dems are taking the party on such a radical turn, he will have to vote for Trump. Seeing Romney marching just set me off. Anyone who says shit like this is full of it was always going to vote fo...
by Joe K
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol pull down and throw statue of 17th-century slave trader into river We aren't the only country with statues of assholes, it appears. Protestors in Belgium have been defacing statues of King Leopold II, which is awesome. This is one of the best history books I...
by Joe K
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Racism
Replies: 1000
Views: 47173

Re: Racism

I don’t think I was aware of that. Watching six of them pound on Clark, I’ll have to rethink my hatred of the Cards. One of my elementary school friends won a contest where he got to be a bat boy for a Hall of Fame game in Cooperstown between the Giants and Twins in the early 90s. Will Clark was th...
by Joe K
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Racism
Replies: 1000
Views: 47173

Re: Racism

I didn't know about this Garry Templeton, Whitey Herzogg story http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2020/06/05/wax-pack-book-brad-balukjian-garry-templeton Doesn;t sound right. But in any case the Templeton-Ozzie Smith trade was maybe not one of the most one-sided ever, but it certainly deserves honourabl...
by Joe K
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NFL Off-season 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 9860

Re: NFL Off-season 2020

I think Bapo! thought he was going to be the greatest player ever when he was drafted. How'd that turn out? Don't you dare sully the great name of McDavid! That was a legit question. I see the thread pop up every now and then, and I was wondering if the guy panned out. League MVP (with two other to...
by Joe K
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 731
Views: 22984

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

I’m curious about something ... has there been any appreciable looting or property destruction by protesters/rioters lately? Not sure what you mean by lately, but we had a very bad night in St. Louis on Monday night. A 7-11 was torched, a historic building suffered fire damage, dozens of businesses...
by Joe K
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4239
Views: 239859

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

A compelling point to make to the voters this fall is that a core tenet of the Republican Party is less government and if Biden can tick off really clear specific examples of how that has hurt the American people (which frankly, shouldn't be too hard because there's literally thousands of examples)...