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Re: Random Politics

Post by L-Jam3 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:25 pm

About a year or so ago I questioned why Ted Cruz got so much specified hate, stating that his politics weren’t really different with the replacement-level Republican.

I categorically rescind that prior statement.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by The Sybian » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:15 am

L-Jam3 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:25 pm
About a year or so ago I questioned why Ted Cruz got so much specified hate, stating that his politics weren’t really different with the replacement-level Republican.

I categorically rescind that prior statement.
It's also his inability to mimic human behavior. Watching his attempts is unsettling. When you think about it, it's actually scarier that when they get the programming correct, Cruz will be indistinguishable from an actual human.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Baloney » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:13 am

Boris forced into U-turn by Marcus Rashford

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Re: Random Politics

Post by sancarlos » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:16 am

Baloney wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:13 am
Boris forced into U-turn by Marcus Rashford

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... meals.html
Until I clicked, I was imagining that headline in a more literal sense of them approaching each other on a road or sidewalk.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Johnnie » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:19 pm

Last I checked, wrestling is 3 rounds, 2 minutes each round.

So... What's the 5 minutes about? This dude needs to stop pretending he understands sports.

Also, Ron Perlman's retorts to everything were excellent. There needs to be more Democrats like that.

ETA: I had to check the time. I wrestled in high school. Those numbers are correct. It's 3 rounds totaling 7 minutes in college (extra minute in the first round). Then it's 2 rounds that are 3 minutes each for Greco-Roman and Freestyle in the Olympics.

Still, none of those are 5 minutes unless you subtract a round from the college format. Clearly that wouldn't make sense.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Pruitt » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:31 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:15 am
L-Jam3 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:25 pm
About a year or so ago I questioned why Ted Cruz got so much specified hate, stating that his politics weren’t really different with the replacement-level Republican.

I categorically rescind that prior statement.
It's also his inability to mimic human behavior. Watching his attempts is unsettling. When you think about it, it's actually scarier that when they get the programming correct, Cruz will be indistinguishable from an actual human.


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Re: Random Politics

Post by A_B » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:09 pm

Andy Barr’s wife died tonight at 39. Two young kids. Sucks regardless of politics.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:24 pm

Yeah, this is my exact (anti-)sweet spot for empathy.
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Post by brian » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:45 am

Krysten Sinema in a purple wig reminds me of Scarlett Johansson in Lost In Translation. What a time to be alive.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Shirley » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:49 am

A_B wrote:
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Andy Barr’s wife died tonight at 39. Two young kids. Sucks regardless of politics.
Yeah, that's awful.

And bizarre. You don't often hear of women that age dropping dead of heart attacks or strokes like men do. But I guess it happens. Or maybe it was something else, like suicide or a drug overdose. All very sad possibilities.
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Post by brian » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:51 am

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A_B wrote:
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Andy Barr’s wife died tonight at 39. Two young kids. Sucks regardless of politics.
Yeah, that's awful.

And bizarre. You don't often hear of women that age dropping dead of heart attacks or strokes like men do. But I guess it happens. Or maybe it was something else, like suicide or a drug overdose. All very sad possibilities.
If it was a Democrat, Trump would have already tweeted speculation that he killed her.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am

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And bizarre. You don't often hear of women that age dropping dead of heart attacks or strokes like men do. But I guess it happens. Or maybe it was something else, like suicide or a drug overdose. All very sad possibilities.
We know one who died of a brain aneurysm last year around age 38, which is exactly what this made me think of. But you're right in terms of it being more jarring to hear its a woman than a man.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:02 pm

mister d wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am
Shirley wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:49 am
And bizarre. You don't often hear of women that age dropping dead of heart attacks or strokes like men do. But I guess it happens. Or maybe it was something else, like suicide or a drug overdose. All very sad possibilities.
We know one who died of a brain aneurysm last year around age 38, which is exactly what this made me think of. But you're right in terms of it being more jarring to hear its a woman than a man.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by A_B » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:08 am

Cook political report moves Montana to Toss up. Currently Republican held. That's five Red seats rated as toss up. Doug Jones is still rated as likely to lose his Alabama seat.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by A_B » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:09 am

mister d wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am
Shirley wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:49 am
And bizarre. You don't often hear of women that age dropping dead of heart attacks or strokes like men do. But I guess it happens. Or maybe it was something else, like suicide or a drug overdose. All very sad possibilities.
We know one who died of a brain aneurysm last year around age 38, which is exactly what this made me think of. But you're right in terms of it being more jarring to hear its a woman than a man.
The report says a "floppy valve" in the heart.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Giff » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:15 am

Ugh, that's awful about Ms. Barr.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by tennbengal » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:31 pm

The Matt Gaetz dragging today has made me laugh. A lot.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:33 pm

tennbengal wrote:
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The Matt Gaetz dragging today has made me laugh. A lot.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by tennbengal » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:39 pm

I could make a few jokes here but I will not.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:40 pm

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Re: Random Politics

Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:49 pm

This pretty much ties the week in GOP politics together.

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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:10 pm

brian wrote:
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This pretty much ties the week in GOP politics together.

That is gold. Normally I wouldn't support attacking a politician's family or personal life, but Gaetz is such a POS, he deserves it. So bizarre, he apparently has never mentioned having an adopted son, yet he had several posts referring to Nestor as his Congressional Page. And who the hell would let a single 27 yo man with numerous DWIs adopt a 13 yo Cuban boy? I would never lightly accuse someone of adopting a child as a sex slave, but I am 90% sure Matt Gaetz adopted this kid as a sex slave. As Bill Maher says, "I don't know it for a fact, but I know it's true." He makes so much more sense now. Has he gone on anti-gay rants?

I saw someone Tweeted that Gaetz was the sole vote against an anti-sex trafficking Bill. Not sure if that is true, but who the fuck would go on record as the sole vote against a sex trafficking bill?
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:16 pm

The replies to that Matt Gaetz tweet are fucking hysterical.

But....how the fuck does a 27 year old (presumably) single male adopt a kid -- and one that old, no less??

This is really weird.

ETA

Wait, Matt Gaetz is 38. This math seems fuzzy. Regardless, HOW SWAY.
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Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:18 pm

Every decent investigative journalist in the country has to be booking the first flight to south Florida right now to look into "Nestor" right?
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Post by A_B » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:21 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:16 pm
The replies to that Matt Gaetz tweet are fucking hysterical.

But....how the fuck does a 27 year old (presumably) single male adopt a kid -- and one that old, no less??

This is really weird.
Well, to be perfectly honest, it's often very hard for older kids to find homes. And Gaetz had enough political pull as a state representative (and son of the State Senate President) at the time to make it happen pretty easily. That doesn't make it less weird that he didn't tell anyone for seven years.
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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:25 pm

OK, here is the official House Roll Call vote for the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act. Yeas: 418 Nays: 1 (Gaetz) with 12 no votes.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:35 pm

A_B wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:16 pm
The replies to that Matt Gaetz tweet are fucking hysterical.

But....how the fuck does a 27 year old (presumably) single male adopt a kid -- and one that old, no less??

This is really weird.
Well, to be perfectly honest, it's often very hard for older kids to find homes. And Gaetz had enough political pull as a state representative (and son of the State Senate President) at the time to make it happen pretty easily. That doesn't make it less weird that he didn't tell anyone for seven years.
Ok, I've never looked into adoption. I've always heard it was extremely difficult as a single dude to adopt. But if it does make some sense, I'll take your word for it.
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Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:36 pm

I'm in the market to adopt an 19-year-old Latina. No fatties.
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Post by A_B » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:38 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:35 pm
A_B wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:16 pm
The replies to that Matt Gaetz tweet are fucking hysterical.

But....how the fuck does a 27 year old (presumably) single male adopt a kid -- and one that old, no less??

This is really weird.
Well, to be perfectly honest, it's often very hard for older kids to find homes. And Gaetz had enough political pull as a state representative (and son of the State Senate President) at the time to make it happen pretty easily. That doesn't make it less weird that he didn't tell anyone for seven years.
Ok, I've never looked into adoption. I've always heard it was extremely difficult as a single dude to adopt. But if it does make some sense, I'll take your word for it.
Oh I think it would be very difficult for someone without political connections to do so, for sure. Add in that it would be a chance to get an older kid out of the system and it was probably rubber stamped easily.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:43 pm

Gaetz not making this public until now cuts both ways whether it's true or not.

If it's not true, that's some pretty calculated bullshit.

If it's true and he kept it hidden, that says a lot about how he feels this adoption would look to his constituency.
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Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:52 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
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Gaetz not making this public until now cuts both ways whether it's true or not.

If it's not true, that's some pretty calculated bullshit.

If it's true and he kept it hidden, that says a lot about how he feels this adoption would look to his constituency.
His "kid" wasn't even at his swearing-in ceremony. I smell a rat.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:56 pm

Johnnie wrote:
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Ok, I've never looked into adoption. I've always heard it was extremely difficult as a single dude to adopt. But if it does make some sense, I'll take your word for it.
Its extremely difficult for a financially stable couple in their 30s and no legal history whatsoever to adopt.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by tennbengal » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:56 pm

Seriously, it's not his kid. If it is, there will be a school the child attended, permission forms, communications. Etc.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:58 pm

Good point, Toby.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by tennbengal » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:01 pm

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Good point, Toby.
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