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Re: Random Politics

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:39 pm

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my sister
That's awesome. Surely she can sneak a bunch of us into the White House though, right?
She is still sore that I have never gone on the behind the scenes tour of the Capitol (cool mini subway included). Everyone else in my family (including my in-laws) have gone and stood on the House floor, etc. Not me. My kids have done some White House grounds stuff through her (Easter egg role and some made for publicity fitness thing with DC-based athletes and mascots). My mom got the xmas decoration tour a few years ago.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Ryan » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:16 pm

Wow, cool.
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

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Re: Random Politics

Post by rass » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:22 pm

That’s really cool man. Congrats to her.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:44 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:25 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:18 pm
my sister
That's awesome. Surely she can sneak a bunch of us into the White House though, right?
I know someone already on staff, if that helps, and she has the word "social" in her title.

Unrelated, I worked on a show that was on the grounds back in 2016, as well.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:59 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:39 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:25 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:18 pm
my sister
That's awesome. Surely she can sneak a bunch of us into the White House though, right?
She is still sore that I have never gone on the behind the scenes tour of the Capitol (cool mini subway included). Everyone else in my family (including my in-laws) have gone and stood on the House floor, etc. Not me. My kids have done some White House grounds stuff through her (Easter egg role and some made for publicity fitness thing with DC-based athletes and mascots). My mom got the xmas decoration tour a few years ago.
You should totally do that tour, man. Even for someone that worked up there, it's still fucking cool to ride that subway!
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Pruitt » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:48 pm

That is really cool!
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Post by Johnnie » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:29 am

My extremism day was better than the box check many expect. We broke into 6 groups of about 25 each (too many people, bit we worked with it) and just talked out loud about the problem. There wasn't any reservation about it either. We discussed extremism in its forms, including political, and there weren't any dissenters from it. We're all tired of the bullshit and especially the media's amplification of it for profit.

The thing I didn't care much for was the part about "what the oath of enlistment represents" and the 2 cents I gave is that it's a baseline which each service then builds on. But I have met people in the military whose sole purpose is to make rank and step on people getting there, so what does the oath matter then?
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:36 pm

And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:08 pm

Hell yeah.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by psunate77 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:15 pm

She is going to win in a landslide...

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Re: Random Politics

Post by psunate77 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:16 pm

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50-41, 4 Repubs voted for her including Graham.. That means some Dems didn't vote for her or didn't vote. Telling

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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:50 pm

Colorado’s two were stuck in snow and have already stated they would have voted yes and Hirono is gone with a family emergency. This is such a fucking waste of everyone’s time.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Johnnie » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:46 pm

Not exactly a fan of uniformed military being used to make a point like that. But ok, I guess. I just wouldn't want to see them in trouble when she turns victim and uses it against them.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Pruitt » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:20 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
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That was almost Pythonesque.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:40 am

So I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and a cursory Google search resulted in no real answers. Could the Dems eliminate the filibuster with 51 votes, and then the next time a Senate election would result in them losing the majority, vote it back in during the December before the next session? If McConnell wants to be a rules bitch, this would be a good counter, right?
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Re: Random Politics

Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:28 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:40 am
So I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and a cursory Google search resulted in no real answers. Could the Dems eliminate the filibuster with 51 votes, and then the next time a Senate election would result in them losing the majority, vote it back in during the December before the next session? If McConnell wants to be a rules bitch, this would be a good counter, right?
I think...not sure...but I think the Senate can change their rules at any point.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:47 pm

Right, and if the Dems were to create/eliminate a rule for clear political gains, who's to say the Republicans wouldn't consider doing the same down the line???
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:12 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:40 am
So I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and a cursory Google search resulted in no real answers. Could the Dems eliminate the filibuster with 51 votes, and then the next time a Senate election would result in them losing the majority, vote it back in during the December before the next session? If McConnell wants to be a rules bitch, this would be a good counter, right?
They could do that, but as soon as the Republican majority took over in January, that majority would get rid of the filibuster again.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:19 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:12 pm
L-Jam3 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:40 am
So I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and a cursory Google search resulted in no real answers. Could the Dems eliminate the filibuster with 51 votes, and then the next time a Senate election would result in them losing the majority, vote it back in during the December before the next session? If McConnell wants to be a rules bitch, this would be a good counter, right?
They could do that, but as soon as the Republican majority took over in January, that majority would get rid of the filibuster again.
Are there ways they could reinstate the filibuster, and then require, like, 60 votes to get rid of it again? Because fuck 'em.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:23 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:19 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:12 pm
L-Jam3 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:40 am
So I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and a cursory Google search resulted in no real answers. Could the Dems eliminate the filibuster with 51 votes, and then the next time a Senate election would result in them losing the majority, vote it back in during the December before the next session? If McConnell wants to be a rules bitch, this would be a good counter, right?
They could do that, but as soon as the Republican majority took over in January, that majority would get rid of the filibuster again.
Are there ways they could reinstate the filibuster, and then require, like, 60 votes to get rid of it again? Because fuck 'em.
I don't see how. As Seattle Dave said, the Senate can vote to change their rules at any time, and it only takes a majority to do that. It'd take a constitutional amendment to legally impose anything on the Senate that the current group of Senators doesn't want.

(And let's face it, if a party had the right to pass rules to bind future Congresses, the Republicans would have done something to fuck everyone even worse than they already have.)
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:25 pm

Or Hell. Have some fun with it. Make it that a Senator can only count against Cloture (the 60 vote thing) if he's physically in the Chamber. If they want to hold up a vote, they have to hold their bladders too. As soon as they leave the Chamber that's a vote for Cloture.

Of course those fuckers would do things like have chamber pots in the shape of an elephant or an AR-15...
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Re: Random Politics

Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:31 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
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(And let's face it, if a party had the right to pass rules to bind future Congresses, the Republicans would have done something to fuck everyone even worse than they already have.)
Similar to states like Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Kentucky where the Republican loses the governor's race, and the Republican Legislature passes laws that severely restricts the Governor's power during the lame duck session.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by mister d » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:32 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:25 pm
Or Hell. Have some fun with it. Make it that a Senator can only count against Cloture (the 60 vote thing) if he's physically in the Chamber. If they want to hold up a vote, they have to hold their bladders too. As soon as they leave the Chamber that's a vote for Cloture.

Of course those fuckers would do things like have chamber pots in the shape of an elephant or an AR-15...
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:35 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:31 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:23 pm
(And let's face it, if a party had the right to pass rules to bind future Congresses, the Republicans would have done something to fuck everyone even worse than they already have.)
Similar to states like Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Kentucky where the Republican loses the governor's race, and the Republican Legislature passes laws that severely restricts the Governor's power during the lame duck session.
Yeah, one party who controlled both Houses of Congress and the Presidency could definitely pull shit like that during a lame duck session to weaken an incoming president. Or, if they lost Congress but kept the Presidency, they could pass laws that gave a President more discretion on certain things.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Johnnie » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:44 am

Johnnie wrote:
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Not exactly a fan of uniformed military being used to make a point like that. But ok, I guess. I just wouldn't want to see them in trouble when she turns victim and uses it against them.
Gee. I totally didn't see this back and forth coming.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:10 am

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Johnnie » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:28 pm

Not sure where else to put this:

Some US troops view Capitol riots, racial protests equally, worrying Pentagon leaders

Thanks Fox News, OAN, Newsmax, and the Right Wing Propaganda apparatus.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by sancarlos » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:38 pm

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Re: Random Politics

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Re: Random Politics

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:15 am

Hofstetter has kinda blown up in quarantine. A few years back my buddy took me to one of his shows. Must've been no more than 30 people in the crowd.
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Post by The Sybian » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:57 am

govmentchedda wrote:
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Hofstetter has kinda blown up in quarantine. A few years back my buddy took me to one of his shows. Must've been no more than 30 people in the crowd.
His standup used to pop up in my Youtube feed, mostly clips of him destroying hecklers.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:32 am

Yeah, he's really good with hecklers and that's where he makes his money on YouTube. Most of his shows he does a Q&A, which really teases out those types of interactions.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Johnnie » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:01 pm

7 white men signing a restrictive voting act into law in front of a plantation home picture.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:31 pm

GOP Senators are touring the border...because of course they are.



Gotta admit...seeing a Senator bragging about the purity levels of home-made meth was not what I would have expected to see.

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Johnnie » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:07 pm

Sounds like he's jealous.

He needs to hire Jesse Pinkman.
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Re: Random Politics

Post by Rex » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:14 pm

I’m hearing that the Mexican meth is more Tex-Mex and not authentic Mexican

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Re: Random Politics

Post by P.D.X. » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:23 pm

Stealing our jobs!

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Re: Random Politics

Post by Johnnie » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:25 pm

Rex wrote:
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I’m hearing that the Mexican meth is more Tex-Mex and not authentic Mexican
Tex-meth!
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