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by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Frum mostly sucks, but this is a pretty good synopsis of where we are and where the nation stands I think. I still somehow keep expecting the Democrats to fuck it up, but it doesn't appear like that's gonna happen. I totally agree that Trump just wants to win. He doesn't want to actually resolve th...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

I don't know enough about the political history, but I would hope the early support for Israel came from guilt over turning away so many Jewish refugees in the 1930s, and forcing them to return to Nazi controlled Europe. I'm pretty sure this is it, not just the US turning away refugees, but all of ...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Good lord, who is going to replace Mattis.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Official Spammer Discussion Thread
Replies: 130
Views: 4498

Re: Official Spammer Discussion Thread

Sabo wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:35 am
I think I got ‘em all. They were definitely busy last night.
Spoke too soon.
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Pruitt wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:51 pm
I share much of Johnnie's disgust, but there is supposed to be a level of decorum and gravitas at the upper end of a government. It is one of the things that separates a democracy with strong institutions from a banana republic.

Which is part of what makes Trump and Co. so revolting.
This.
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections
Replies: 415
Views: 7247

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:31 pm
McSally appointed.
So, Arizona, California, Nevada will have six female Senators and no male ones. Washington too.

It'd be a west coast sweep except for Oregon.
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: So long
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: So long

A_B wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Losing to Liverpool is a fireable offense.
Exactly. They've always been just good enough to win a lot of games they shouldn't but bad enough that, as you say, losing to them is the last straw.
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Penny Marshall
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Penny Marshall

Damn.
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: So long
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: So long

Anyway, my son tells me this is the 11th time Liverpool was a manager's last game before getting canned. Most in the Premier League.

I guess that's what you hold onto when you consider yourself a top team but have never actually won a Premier League title.
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Spam, Spammy, Spam
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Spam, Spammy, Spam

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by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: So long
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: So long

... José you tit. I was initially optimistic, because he was always so competitive. But even last year when they were second, it was never enjoyable, and they never looked good. I’m glad they’ve acted when they did, but even now it feels like they waited far too long. Damn, Rob, I thought you were ...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

So, you guys are arguing that a president that by the time investigations are over is going to likely have multiple criminal indictments sitting in a sealed envelope(s) is going to somehow win a national election in 2020? And, btw, who is also pushing extremely unpopular policies on health care, im...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: MLS 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 7047

Re: MLS 2018

New playoff format in 2019 All games between the two international breaks (last game->International Break->Playoffs->International Break) Single Elimination (no two legs) with higher seed hosting 14 of 24 make the playoff with conference winners getting a first round bye I don't like this, but I gu...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 1963

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Knock it off, HAL.
Awesome.
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 1963

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

Shirley wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:14 pm
My son heard back from his first choice, Swarthmore, Friday night. He got in. He's really excited not only about getting in, but now he doesn't have to do any more applications!

(no scholarships, though)
Fantastic, Dave.
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 1963

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

Scholarships are definitely awesome. And that one sounds super awesome. Thanks everyone. Its pretty cool for her, and I won't complain at all about having an excuse to visit SoCal for a few years. And getting that scholarship is great. She's worked really hard, and its good to see all that work pay...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Remember, as much as most of these MAGA turds love Trump, they love the GOP brand more. And if the party breaks with Trump, most of them will fall in line. Strong disagree. These people were responding to GOP dogwhistles long before some of us were alive. They'll learn how to go back to understandi...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hot for Teacher Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 13342

Re: Hot for Teacher Thread

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:49 pm
This may not fit 100%, but still ...

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900 ... riend.html
Jesus. That story is VERY fucked up.
On the other hand, it's refreshing to see women committing some domestic violence murders.
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hot for Teacher Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 13342

Re: Hot for Teacher Thread

This may not fit 100%, but still ...

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900 ... riend.html
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Maybe this point is played out, but what bugs me is the insistence that any one, single thing cost the election. Did the leak of out of the NYC FBI office contribute to the shit storm? Absolutely, without question Comey's letter re-opening the investigation, based on complete bullshit, played a rol...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Yo, Jews!
Replies: 48
Views: 758

Re: Yo, Jews!

Ryan wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:50 am
Sacajewea
Well done.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 4464

Re: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread

Was sitting next to a Cards front office guy (Jared Odom) on flight to Vegas this morning (him, presumably, for the Winter Meetings). Think he's in charge of amateur scouting or something like that. I didn't say a word to the guy other than "hey" when I sat down but once I saw his tag on his laptop...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

And on Pearl Harbor Day too Sorry, gotta get one in every year Awww. Man. 1) I don't get the origin of that joke. 2) The responses make me think BC died. Did he die? I don't know the origin of the joke either, but I'm pretty sure Bill is still alive. He's still listed on the faculty of South Dakota...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Flynn timeline copied from Reddit: (Placed it in a spoiler because it's just too much text.) **April 2014** — Flynn is fired as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency ("abusive with staff, didn't listen, worked against policy, bad management, etc." per Colin Powell). **Oct. 2014** — Flynn foun...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 4464

Re: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread

Sabo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:48 am
Former MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo killed in a car crash in Venezuela.

Valbuena was a rare source of joy for Cubs fans during the dark days of 2012-14.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Today is going to be a day that lives in infamy. John Kelly is expected to resign. Mueller is set to release new details about former Trump advisors Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen They've been promising a Kelly resignation for so long. It's like Sessions. What other job would give Kelly the chance...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

rass wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:32 am
Ryan wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:31 am
Bill Cross wrote:And on Pearl Harbor Day too
Sorry, gotta get one in every year
Awww.
Man.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 4464

Re: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread

brian wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Want an easy rule fix that will increase scoring, make the game more interesting and which we know already works? Get rid of letting fucking pitchers bat.
Well, it'll increase scoring anyway.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 4464

Re: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread

degenerasian wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:16 pm
mister d wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Counterpoint: No other sport plays this way
hmm there are no defense rules in hockey. There has been talk about disallowing leaving your feet to block shots.
Icing?
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Help a swamper out
Replies: 85
Views: 2008

Re: Help a swamper out

A_B wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:39 pm
The lack of a chewy chocolate chip disturbs the force though.
Everyone's a critic.

Fuck AB. That was brilliant.
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 4464

Re: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread

brian wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:56 pm
mister d wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Any early guesses on whether St. Louis fans will like the Goldschmidt trade and how he'll fit under the umbrella of The Cardinal Way(tm)?
Small sample size, but the Cards fans at the office here loved it.
The Cub fan here at my office doesn't like it, not one bit.
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 4464

Re: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread

I don't think singles is the right way to look at it, its "outs are up". I'll use 2001 since 20 years ago is a bit misleading with the 1999 to 2000 drop off, but the league slash went from .264/.332/.427 to .248/.318/.409 in 18 years. You're right its really only one per game or whatever, but (1) t...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 4464

Re: 2018-19 MLB Offseason Thread

I swear I've posted in here before about how "just hit it the other way" both isn't nearly as simple as people make it sound and not nearly as fun to watch. I remember disagreeing with you several years ago about the shift, and I was shocked that we were on opposite sides on this issue. I still dis...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

It just occurred to me...if somehow Trump/Pence get caught up completely in some of this shit (and it's being reported that Pence knew about Flynn's meetings)...Pelosi? Would be a wild way to get the first woman president! I haven’t seen anyone credible suggesting that Pence has exposure. And surel...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Man, Mueller asking the Judge to give Flynn no jail time after months of delayed sentencing and absolutely no word in the media about Flynn at all during that time... He must have delivered something enormous, and they must have substantiating evidence to back it up. Fuck, this is exciting and maki...
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 1036
Views: 17182

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Dammit, where's that Flynn sentencing memorandum?
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 708
Views: 42801

Re: Twitter

Who have been the best follows for the Russia stuff? Rick Wilson and Tea Pain are the most entertaining and seem to know what they're talking about. I lasted about a week with Louise Mensh and Claude Taylor, but it was way too much nonsense (although I think they are getting real info from maybe on...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Random Rankings Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 7569

Re: The Random Rankings Thread

My Favorite Things, Ranked 1. Schnitzel with noodles 2. Sleigh bells 3. Warm woolen mittens 4. Crisp apple strudels 5. Raindrops on roses 6. Bright copper kettles 7. Brown paper packages tied up with string 8. Silver-white winters that melt into spring 9. Wild geese that fly with the moon on their ...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Random Rankings Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 7569

Re: The Random Rankings Thread

Can't believe that no one has put any of the Utah parks (Arches/Bryce/Zion/Canyonlands/Capitol Reef) in their rankings. Arches, for me, is an all timer. Can't believe I missed this thread for five months. The right answer is Canyonlands/Zion/Bryce/Arches/Capitol Reef. It may depend on whether you a...
by Steve of phpBB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread
Replies: 1284
Views: 73746

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Yup. Was he even sick? It seemed from his Twitter feed that he was just enjoying his life in Uganda.