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Post by brian » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 pm

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She's a hottie, especially if you like uncertain asian origin females.
That's a waist-high 98-mph fastball right down the middle of the plate to me.

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Post by Giff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:55 pm

She's the pumpkin spice latte of supermodels for basic white bitches. IOW, my wife loves her.
Muh.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
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She's a hottie, especially if you like uncertain asian origin females.
That's a waist-high 98-mph fastball right down the middle of the plate to me.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:46 pm

Yeah, but can you croon like John Legend?
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Post by The Sybian » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:29 am

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Yeah, but can you croon like John Legend?
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:24 am

brian wrote:
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That's a waist-high 98-mph fastball right down the middle of the plate to me.
Maybe I’m misinterpreting your post. But to me that means a pitch that looks very appealing but try though I might, I could never hit it.
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Re: (The End of) Journalism Thread

Post by brian » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:26 am

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:24 am
brian wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 pm
That's a waist-high 98-mph fastball right down the middle of the plate to me.
Maybe I’m misinterpreting your post. But to me that means a pitch that looks very appealing but try though I might, I could never hit it.
Assume I'm Giancarlo Stanton circa 2017 in this scenario.

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Post by mister d » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:18 am

Click and read it all.

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Click and read it all.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:26 pm

Martin is just getting hammered for that one.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:07 pm

Why does everyone try so hard to seem intelligent on twitter. Not the smartest guy (swampcrash dont lie) but I have no idea what most of them are talking about. I do understand and appreciate the Times piece. Plain English. Good summary. I'd say they win.

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Nonlinear FC wrote:
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Martin is just getting hammered for that one.
The ratio is pretty impressive.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:48 am

Hard to know which is more embarrassing this morning:

Nikki Haley's 'Don't blame Trump...blame your governor'..

Nikki Haley: Focus on Your Governor, Not Trump

or Hugh Hewitt's 'Actually...Jared is super awesome!' screed:

Jared Kushner doesn’t deserve this withering barrage

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:47 am

The last line from the Hugh Hewitt piece:
Shame should attach to those intent on politicizing this catastrophe. The public won’t forget either those who helped or those who stood by and jeered.
Jaw dropping.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:57 pm

Hugh Hewitt does it again...

Churchill’s lessons for Trump — and for us

Here's the first line:
President Trump is doing a good job of leading the country through this pandemic.
And it goes downhill from there...

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:59 am

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...here comes David Brooks:
The Age of Coddling Is Over
I’m hoping this moment launches a change in the way we raise and train all our young, at all ages. I’m hoping it exorcises the tide of “safetyism,” which has gone overboard.

The virus is another reminder that hardship is woven into the warp and woof existence. Training a young person is training her or him to master hardship, to endure suffering and, by building something new from the wreckage, redeem it.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:37 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:59 am
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...here comes David Brooks:
The Age of Coddling Is Over
I’m hoping this moment launches a change in the way we raise and train all our young, at all ages. I’m hoping it exorcises the tide of “safetyism,” which has gone overboard.

The virus is another reminder that hardship is woven into the warp and woof existence. Training a young person is training her or him to master hardship, to endure suffering and, by building something new from the wreckage, redeem it.
Yeah dude, I'm 56 and have never seen anything even close to this before.

Also, didn;t see too many millenials blocking traffic in LAnsing or storming the statehouse in Columbus.

STFU Boomer.
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Post by mister d » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:44 am

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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:12 am

You could probably apply this to any pundit on either side of the aisle, but God, David Brooks is utterly worthless.
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Post by Joe K » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:30 am

L-Jam3 wrote:
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You could probably apply this to any pundit on either side of the aisle, but God, David Brooks is utterly worthless.
Nothing like a guy who's braved the mean streets of the Philly Mainline, UChicago, the Hoover Institution, and the WSJ/NYT editorial boards lecturing people on toughness and hardship.

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Post by brian » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:37 am

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I don't "get" Chrissy Teigen.


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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:51 am

L-Jam3 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:12 am
You could probably apply this to any pundit on either side of the aisle, but God, David Brooks is utterly worthless.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:12 pm

A good response to Bret Stephen's ridiculous column (America Shouldn’t Have to Play by New York Rules) a few days ago...

I Got Your New York Rules Right Here
The article’s thesis was a simple thought experiment: what if New York City wasn’t part of America? What if the pandemic was their problem and not America’s problem? What if we let them continue to battle the coronavirus while we head off to brunch, and then the beach? Stay-at-home for thee but for me.
Oh, wow, What if? The thesis of my little article is even simpler: fuck you, Bret Stephens.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:10 am

The other way journalism is ending:

Boss Flees Slack as Workers Deride Corporate Greed
On April 9, the company announced permanent pay cuts of 2 to 10 percent for all non-union employees making more than $67,000 a year. CEO Terry Jimenez generously said he would forgo his salary—$575,000, a year per an SEC filing—for two weeks.
"Tribune gives $9 million on shareholder dividends, and then tells employees it's critical that they take pay cuts and furloughs that will save them just $556,979," another staffer wrote. "The person who made these decisions at Tribune hasn't mastered basic math."
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue May 12, 2020 11:36 am

Why do I torture myself by reading Hugh Hewitt's drivel when it shows up on the WaPost online?

Today's latest is laying the ground work for Trump to refuse to debate Biden in the fall:

Do we need debates? The choice between Trump and Biden is simple and stark.
It would be odd for Trump to agree to debate Biden under the authority of a commission deeply biased toward Beltway group think, no matter how confident he is that the former vice president lacks the energy to go two hours against him. But why walk into three ambushes?
For the record, I don't think there's any way in hell Trump will do any debates this fall.

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Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 11:38 am

I think there's a better chance with Biden than anyone else, because he can absolutely beat Biden these days, but I'd still bet against. If Amash or Ventura or someone else gets a seat, there's zero chance. Both sides would cancel it.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue May 12, 2020 11:58 am

I would prefer Biden not debate all things being equal.

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Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 11:59 am

Blue no matter who, baby.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue May 12, 2020 12:02 pm

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Blue no matter who, baby.
Trump needs the oxygen of a debate - trump can sound like a moron and it won’t matter. This goes back to the other discussion in the other thread or whatever - depriving trump and the Fox machine of oxygen works. A debate will be all sorts of oxygen.

Hillary mauled him, it didn’t matter. I don’t see what a debate does other than give trump a lifeline.

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Post by GoodKarma » Tue May 12, 2020 3:59 pm

tennbengal wrote:
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Blue no matter who, baby.
Trump needs the oxygen of a debate - trump can sound like a moron and it won’t matter. This goes back to the other discussion in the other thread or whatever - depriving trump and the Fox machine of oxygen works. A debate will be all sorts of oxygen.

Hillary mauled him, it didn’t matter. I don’t see what a debate does other than give trump a lifeline.
This. There is absolutely no benefit to Joe Biden doing any public debate.

In fact, there is probably no benefit to him doing any public speaking or press conference whatsoever. He can only hurt himself.
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 4:01 pm

The way Trump is going Biden might as well sit in his basement and play Call of Duty until November.

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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:25 pm

What happened to Lara Logan??? Once she was a highly respected journalist on 60 Minutes and drafted to my hottest women team, now she is a wacko conspiracy theorist with an Antifa bug up her ass. I went down a rabbit hole, she is reporting "facts" gleaned from a parody site claiming Antifa is secretly run by the Juggalo heirachy and similarly ludicrous stuff. Shame.
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Post by rass » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:33 pm

You would draft her higher now, right?
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Post by brian » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:34 pm

Antifa is coming to rape your dogs!

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Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:52 am

Finally broke down and quit constantly trashing cookies and anted up $29 for a year digital subscription to the Washington Post.

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brian wrote:
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Finally broke down and quit constantly trashing cookies and anted up $29 for a year digital subscription to the Washington Post.
Can i have your login?
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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A_B wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:05 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:52 am
Finally broke down and quit constantly trashing cookies and anted up $29 for a year digital subscription to the Washington Post.
Can i have your login?
Can't tell if you're serious or not, but I don't see why not. I'll have to change my password to be something other than my "real" password first though.

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Post by A_B » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:11 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:07 pm
A_B wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:05 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:52 am
Finally broke down and quit constantly trashing cookies and anted up $29 for a year digital subscription to the Washington Post.
Can i have your login?
Can't tell if you're serious or not, but I don't see why not. I'll have to change my password to be something other than my "real" password first though.
I am joking. Just saying I too get annoyed by their access.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:24 pm

Considering all of the money I save by not subscribing to the local fishwrap (which considering I work in media and they're a customer and 99 percent of the time it would be an automatic subscribe for me if they weren't a ridiculously partisan propaganda rag for Adelson and his fascist goons) $29/year for a "real" newspaper is the least I can do.

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Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:34 am

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

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