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by phuqueue
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

I'm afraid things that people expect to backfire still won't until people are genuinely hurt by the decisions. Often, that can take a number of years to realize. Right now, the Republicans can do whatever they want because they have constituents more focused on supporting things that aren't liberal...
by phuqueue
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

Oh hey look at that https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/gop-eyes-post-tax-cut-changes-to-welfare-medicare-and-social-security/ House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that congressional Republicans will aim next year to reduce spending on both federal health care and an...
by phuqueue
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

Tillerson may be sane, may have some integrity and honesty, but hard to call him even semi-effective when he's been intentionally and systematically crippling the State Department. And in other news: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/russia-mcfarland-flynn-trump-emails.html On Dec. 29, a transit...
by phuqueue
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

And this morning our fine president admits to obstruction of justice in a twitter post
by phuqueue
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

It sounds like that report might have overstated some, could just be a "senior official" who directed the Russia contact, but more details will surely become available
by phuqueue
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

McCaskill isn't running unopposed, she's got a challenger hitting her from the left. I don't imagine she'll have much trouble securing the Dem nomination anyway though. I did not even realize that. It's some lady I think from STL area, used to work on ACA health exchange or something, has no govt e...
by phuqueue
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

Flynn flips and ABC News reports he'll testify that Trump directed him to make contact with Russia
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

McCaskill isn't running unopposed, she's got a challenger hitting her from the left. I don't imagine she'll have much trouble securing the Dem nomination anyway though.
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

I'm very pessimistic about Claire's chances but you'd hope even in a state as far gone as Missouri that a two term senator could win an election against an apologist for sexual predators who only even moved to the state in the first place specifically to run for the seat. But I'm guessing the GOP no...
by phuqueue
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

But it doesn't have zero net impact, it blows a huge hole in the budget, a hole that a year from now Republicans will clamor to close (but certainly not by simply reversing their ill-conceived tax cuts) It was excessively optimistic to think it would take them a year to start fretting about deficit...
by phuqueue
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

The US has the highest nominal tax rate for corporations in the developed world, it definitely does not have the highest effective corporate tax rate. And if the tax bill did for corporations what it claims to do for everyone else -- lower the nominal rates but broaden the base -- and had a zero net...
by phuqueue
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

I mean the modern Republican party is depraved, so I'm not surprised that they can pitch this stuff with a straight face. What bothers me is how terribly this plan is polling (even among Republicans and Trump voters), how brazen they are about the fact that they're just doing it to please the donor ...
by phuqueue
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

Yes, the tax plan is an enormous con job: a tax hike on millions of middle class families to finance tax cuts for the wealthiest of the wealthy, for people who earn income passively rather than through active labor, and for corporations (and as an added bonus, the corporate tax cut in practice means...
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

Even DEMs were surprised by the elections yesterday. I'm actually rather surprised there doesn't seem to be a bunch of people howling about voter fraud. So... at least some on the left are surprised to see Dems win in blue states? They're surprised that the losing side doesn't have a "scream h...
by phuqueue
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

The level of GOP support does matter because it's not even settled law that a sitting president could be indicted for committing a crime. Ken Starr wrote a memo in the 90s arguing that the president could be indicted, but there is also a school of thought that impeachment is the sole constitutional ...
by phuqueue
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

Mueller will get fired as soon as Trump realizes he can do it with impunity. For now he probably still has too many people whispering in his ear that if he fires Mueller it'll trigger impeachment but lol no it won't and sooner or later, he'll realize that.
by phuqueue
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

Looking back at it now, this is actually the post that stuck in my memory more than anything you said, mean I just think the specific comparison of "Obama is a Muslim" to "Trump was installed by the Russians" is a false equivalency. The topics are different, the goal is to use an...
by phuqueue
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92473

Re: Politics

I didn't actually go back to look at the old posts so I don't really recall what the specific argument was, just that my side of it was that it was a false equivalency
by phuqueue
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 10946
Views: 450926

Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was also 29 years between any postseason appearance at all for the Royals, so the Dodgers have had it a little better on that front

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