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by large garlic
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

I don't know why the Democrats wouldn't push Franken out. Yeah, he'd gotten a somewhat higher profile (in a positive way) earlier this year with his performance in some of the hearings, but Minnesota has a Democrat governor, so they don't really lose anything in terms of the balance of power in the ...
by large garlic
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:41 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

I kind of don't pay attention to the economic side of the article because I don't care if J.P. Morgan was President, no economic policy will bring back the kind of mid-level jobs that less-than-educated/intelligent people used to be able to fill, whether Steel, Coal, or Coke. Please explain that to...
by large garlic
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:10 am
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Topic: Steelers vs Bungles GDT
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Views: 16513

Steelers vs Bungles GDT

I can't believe that the Bungles were able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.
by large garlic
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:41 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

I'm loathe to post a link to Fox News, but this showed up in my Google news feed, and I didn't see it reported anywhere else: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/04/trump-calls-flynn-treatment-unfair-claims-clinton-lied-many-times-with-impunity.html Apparently, in off the cuff remarks to reporte...
by large garlic
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:36 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

looked promising until: I see it in the hyper-frenetic attitude of the White House, the comments every day, the continual tweets ...which makes me think they still have nothing I don't know. In my very amateur opinion, I think the way the Flynn plea went down, it implies that he's given them some u...
by large garlic
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT: Game XXVII - Pens @ Sabres - 7:08 EDT
Replies: 63
Views: 2835

GDT: Game XXVII - Pens @ Sabres - 7:08 EDT

Why hasn't Reaves had a talk with Kane at this point? Surely, if Reaves has any value in his deterrent role, it has to be in times like this.
by large garlic
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:34 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

I'm willing to admit that Sanders is not the most electable option for Democrats in 2020, but I'd think he'd still have a decent shot of beating Trump (not a slam dunk, but a real possibility). Stein got 51,000 votes in Michigan, and Clinton lost by ~11k. Stein got 31k in Wisconsin, and Clinton lost...
by large garlic
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:15 pm
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Topic: Soccer Discussion
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Soccer Discussion

As I mentioned in the Politics thread, I've been reading Harding'd Collusion book, part of which is dedicated the Steele dossier. In the course of his investigation into Steele's background, he found that Steele had also been hired by the English FA to investigate how Russia was able to beat England...
by large garlic
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:02 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

I've heard, I think, 3 different Republican Congressmen interviewed on NPR in the last 24 hours concerning the tax bill. All of them have engaged in baldfaced lies that the interviewer would call them on using analyses from reputable sources, and they'd all just say, "Oh, the CBO? They're always wro...
by large garlic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:40 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

I've been listening to the audiobook version of Luke Harding's Collusion during my commute this week. He was The Guardian's Moscow bureau chief for a while until he got kicked out of the country by the Russian government. The book is basically putting together everything we know about how Russia inf...
by large garlic
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:07 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

Wonder if all this is part of the reason big orange was fired up today?
I'm wondering that as well. He's been even crazier on Twitter than normal the past couple days. Must be something going on behind the scenes to rile him up.
by large garlic
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness
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Views: 1991344

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Could be practice purposes. That said, 4-6 weeks.
Yeah, based on how Voracek collided with Murray and how Murray was limping off, I'd say it's a knee injury. Hopefully, it's just a sprain, which means 4-6 weeks would be about right.
by large garlic
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness
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Views: 1991344

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Yeah, I don't knowing about trading Cole. On the one hand, the bottom 6 forwards (Sheahan, Reaves, McKegg, Kuhnhackl, Rowney, and Hagelin) have 6 goals between, and we're about 1/3 of the way through the season. Something needs to be done about that. And I could see Cole bringing back a decent retur...
by large garlic
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:46 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

Meanwhile, I finally read the NYT Nazi sympathizer article. I actually thought it was well written and pertinent to the times. Yeah, I didn't quite get the uproar over this. It does seem important to try to understand why neo-Nazism is making a comeback and is appealing to some people. This article...
by large garlic
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:30 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

Meanwhile, I finally read the NYT Nazi sympathizer article. I actually thought it was well written and pertinent to the times. Yeah, I didn't quite get the uproar over this. It does seem important to try to understand why neo-Nazism is making a comeback and is appealing to some people. This article...
by large garlic
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT
Replies: 137
Views: 6553

EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT

Wow, that's the longest run from Ben I've seen in a long time.
by large garlic
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:42 pm
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Topic: EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT
Replies: 137
Views: 6553

EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT

Martavis caught one!
by large garlic
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:30 pm
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Topic: EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT
Replies: 137
Views: 6553

EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT

Rogers is playing himself off the gameday roster when everyone is healthy.
by large garlic
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:19 pm
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Topic: EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT
Replies: 137
Views: 6553

EMERGENCY THREAD: Steelers/Pack GDT

So this pass defense...
by large garlic
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: The #Pens have acquired Ryan Reaves and a 2nd round pick for Oskar Sundqvist and the 31st overall pick.
Replies: 291
Views: 24385

The #Pens have acquired Ryan Reaves and a 2nd round pick for Oskar Sundqvist and the 31st overall pick.

Yeah, I think Reaves is perfectly fine as a 4th liner. It's just that it doesn't seem like we have anyone in those bottom 5 forward spots (Sheahan, Hagelin, Kuhnhackl, Reaves, McKegg, Rowney) looks likely to score more than 5 goals on the year. I'd feel a lot better about Reaves if they had a 4th li...
by large garlic
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT: Game XXIIII - Pens @ Broons - 1:08 EDT
Replies: 103
Views: 5388

GDT: Game XXIIII - Pens @ Broons - 1:08 EDT

The Letang shinguard shot strikes again...
by large garlic
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT: Game XXIII - Pens Vs. Nucks - 7:08 EDT
Replies: 61
Views: 4475

GDT: Game XXIII - Pens Vs. Nucks - 7:08 EDT

On the one hand, I thought that after a slow start, they have played pretty decently these past couple games. They're just falling prey to some defensive miscues and bad bounces. It's tempting to think that if they just keep doing what they're doing, they'll start winning more often than not. These ...
by large garlic
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT: Game XXIII - Pens Vs. Nucks - 7:08 EDT
Replies: 61
Views: 4475

GDT: Game XXIII - Pens Vs. Nucks - 7:08 EDT

OK, this is turning into one of "those" games.
by large garlic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 am
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Topic: Colossal TV Show thread
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Colossal TV Show thread

For me, having the Hand as the main villain in the recent Marvel series (Daredevil 2, Iron Fist, and the Defenders) is the biggest problem. What even was their ultimate motivation? Was it just trying to dig up dragon bones so that they could be immortal? If so, why did they have to destroy Kun Lun a...
by large garlic
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:46 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

Top Democrat in California State Assembly and Well-known NY Times reporter Glenn Thrush next on the sexual harassment docket: https://twitter.com/johnmyers/status/932658279678971907 https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/932632670928035840 I'll dig down into the Thrush stuff, but from 30k' the texts ...