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Old 06-28-2018, 12:13 PM   #21
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You’re only a year older than me. And this whole time I was like, PF is definitely 2-3 years older than me.

I challenge you to basketball diplomacy.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:52 PM   #23
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It feels like such a slow crawl to November at this point. I'd love to remain optimistic that it'll be a good election for the left, especially since some of the recent primaries and special elections have given us reason to be hopeful.

But there's so much that can happen between now and then that it's hard to really, truly predict how things'll play out, and I don't want people to get so hopeful and confident that they become complacent. What is the best way at this point to motivate people to go out and vote in November? What all should people do to better ensure that we'll get a good turnout then?

Also, it's unlikely to happen and I'm certainly not pinning my hopes on this scenario, obviously, but just out of sheer curiosity, what would happen if something explosive came out about Trump from Mueller's investigation before they were able to officially pick their judge? Would that lead to some sort of delay somehow?
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:09 PM   #24
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You’re only a year older than me. And this whole time I was like, PF is definitely 2-3 years older than me.

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I am a 5-foot-8 two guard with a number of injuries so you'll certainly have a fighting chance.
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There's really only 2 scenarios that give this country any hope before November, both are pure long shots:

October surprise from Mueller.

Evidence Trump paid for a recent abortion, even then the evangelicals will probably shrug their shoulders and utter "Killery".

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There's really only 2 scenarios that give this country any hope before November, both are pure long shots:

October surprise from Mueller.

Evidence Trump paid for a recent abortion, even then the evangelicals will probably shrug their shoulders and utter "Killery".

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Trump could have aborted the baby and are the fetus with some fava beans and a nice Chianti and it won't make a difference.

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So another Supreme Court decision to think about

Can Trump pardon himself ?? Wanna guess how the court would rule ?
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I am a 5-foot-8 two guard with a number of injuries so you'll certainly have a fighting chance.


I’m a 5-foot-10 probably scientist guard, but you know how defensive I can be.

I predict 0-0.


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Multiple people shot at a newspaper in Baltimore.

This is what happens when the president calls the media the “enemy of the people”.
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I will say that while I have criticized the Russia thing as being an easy out for center-left Democrats who don't want to admit they blew it in 2016, I am all for using it as an actual political tool and making the case that Trump shouldn't be allowed to pick another judge while under investigation. Start playing politics, Dems.
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Multiple people shot at a newspaper in Baltimore.

This is what happens when the president calls the media the “enemy of the people”.
Now, now. It could just be yet another simple explanation of a dude getting some revenge on an ex.

Yep, I'm cynical.

Everything is just aggressively terrible.

On the plus side, by the time it's time for my IUD to be replaced, I'll be just about ready to start menopausing and extremely unlikely to get knocked up, so ..... yay?


UNDER HIS EYE, GANG. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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On the plus side, by the time it's time for my IUD to be replaced, I'll be just about ready to start menopausing and extremely unlikely to get knocked up, so ..... yay?


UNDER HIS EYE, GANG. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I’m wondering the same thing. I’m 36, and could go through early menopause as one of my sisters did. So should I even bother, is the question now.

Either way, scary times are up ahead.
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Well, fuck.

On the one hand, I'm glad my Twitter feed ignored the shit Milo Yanapoulis (didn't spell it right, don't give a shit) said two days ago about how people should start gunning down journalists.

On the other hand, fuck, BoMac is probably right.

On my third hand, which grows out of my back, everything is just aggressively fucking terrible.
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I’m wondering the same thing. I’m 36, and could go through early menopause as one of my sisters did. So should I even bother, is the question now.

Either way, scary times are up ahead.
Someone mentioned yesterday that in the early 90s, SCOTUS had a majority of republican-appointed justices, and Roe V Wade survived.

It heartened me for all of ten seconds until I realized that there is literally no comparing the GOP in 1992 vs today.
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Roe v Wade is such a good issue to rally the base. Because it literally excuses everything.

Invaded Iraq? THE OTHER SIDE KILLS BABIES.

Supporting a thrice married serial assaulter racist? THE OTHER SIDE KILLS BABIES.

Children are being thrown into “tender age” interment camps? FETUSES ARE BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR MOTHERS EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

If it goes away, I wonder what will happen. Other than a lot of women suffering and probably dying.
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If it goes away, I wonder what will happen. Other than a lot of women suffering and probably dying.


Did anyone ever read “Freakanomics”? It had a chapter that explained that legalizing abortion lead to a rise in crime, because mothers became impoverished since they didn’t have the financial and emotional capacity to have a kid. That led to gang activity, poor discipline and other problems that lead to crime.

The same book also talked about Romania, which banned abortion and led to an exploding population growth in which kids were put into wearhouses overflowing with kids. Those kids grew up to have serious mental and emotional problems because of the lack of nurturing in those so-called orphanages.

The good news though - if there are any - is that young Romanians born during this time revolted and overthrew and assassinated Ceacescu (sp?). In other words, the youth born as a result of banned abortion ended overthrowing the dictator that banned it in the first place.
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Five dead at Annapolis newspaper.

If it were a left-leaning one, methinks there won’t be any “thoughts and prayers”.
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If it goes away, I wonder what will happen. Other than a lot of women suffering and probably dying.
Massive case of buyer's remorse.
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So, we've had shitty Supreme Court rulings, a Justice leaving and therefore potentially fucking over any progress that's been made thus far, and now a shooting at a newspaper.

What a week .

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.The same book also talked about Romania, which banned abortion and led to an exploding population growth in which kids were put into wearhouses overflowing with kids. Those kids grew up to have serious mental and emotional problems because of the lack of nurturing in those so-called orphanages.

The good news though - if there are any - is that young Romanians born during this time revolted and overthrew and assassinated Ceacescu (sp?). In other words, the youth born as a result of banned abortion ended overthrowing the dictator that banned it in the first place.
How's that for karma? Interesting story. Heartbreaking, but interesting.
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