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  2. enjoyable episode, Leon was on point, very funny in this one - btw, ya just knew the blowup doll schtick was coming, but it still was done perfectly enough to be a great bit. solid.
  3. Wow...where to begin with this. No...the left doesn't think all the folks on the right are bad people...never has that been said on here or never has that been even close to a large group opinion from the left. However, it has been properly stated that many on the right have been those things (examples even given of such things and we saw its ugliness in Charlottesville. The lefts protests have a propensity towards violence? If you are simply talking about antifa...yeah, that group does. To claim that is representative of "the left" is to also then accept the ugliness in Charlottesville is representative of "the right". You seem to want it both ways where the ugly of the left is "the left" but the ugliness of the right isn't "the right". the bogus generalization that the left leaves trash everywhere and the right picks theirs up...seriously good stuff. Also...while I may not like affirmative is not, in fact, telling someone they cannot achieve on their own. Its saying that there have been major hurdles put forth...and often times int he past done by the government leaving some at a disadvantage by birth. I think those people do know what they are being told and are smart enough to know its not as you claim. But to claim that is worse racism than what we have seen from the fringe on the far right and the years of systemic racism in this country is pretty insulting.
  4. The descent of the GOP into authoritarian know-nothingism *** When Ivy League-educated, formerly sane politicians spew conspiracy theories, debunked talking points and contempt for science, the question often arises: Do they believe this nonsense (i.e. have they become thickheaded by listening to Rush Limbaugh and watching all that Fox News?), or are they cynical purveyors of claptrap designed to woo unsophisticated voters? (Disclosure: I am an MSNBC contributor.) That query came to mind when Harvard Law school graduate Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) descended into sheer quackery and decided to perpetrate conspiracies about the origin of the coronavirus. The Postreports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) repeated a fringe theory suggesting that the ongoing spread of a coronavirus is connected to research in the disease-ravaged epicenter of Wuhan, China. Cotton referenced a laboratory in the city, the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, in an interview on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” He said the lab was near a market some scientists initially thought was a starting point for the virus’s spread. This is unadulterated nonsense, one step removed from anti-vaxxer rubbish and UFO-spotting. (“In response to Cotton’s remarks, as well as in previous interviews with The Washington Post, numerous experts dismissed the possibility the coronavirus may be man-made.”) It is not as if anti-intellectualism suddenly appeared with the election of President Trump. The habitual rejection of expertiseon everything from climate change to the economic impact of immigration has been rampant in the Republican Party for some time. It is part and parcel of the invented victimization of mostly white, non-college-educated men who attribute their loss of prestige and status to “elites,” especially those in colleges and the media. Even right-wingers who should know better have felt compelled to pander to audiences that wear ignorance and anti-intellectualism as a badge of honor. With Trump, the resort to lies, conspiracies and propaganda has become a matter of political survival for the ambitious right-wingers. Trump’s authoritarian contempt for truth sets the tone, forcing military hawks such as Cotton to remain mum when Trump dismisses traumatic brain injuries as “headaches” and former Cold Warriors such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to parrot Russian propaganda on Ukraine. Their know-nothingism is sustained and hardened inside the right-wing media loop. Trump and his sycophants can repeat whatever falsehoods required to support Trump without fear of contradiction, let alone mockery, in the right-wing media world. It is only when Republicans venture out into legitimate media that refuses to play along with conspiracy theories that they run into trouble. Trump has merged the know-nothingism of right-wing populism with a far more dangerous intellectual evolution from defense of limited-government conservatism, which was formerly at the heart of modern conservatism, to outright worship of authoritarianism. Now, far too many conservatives have reverence for executive power and reject constitutional government. Attorney General William P. Barr and his cheerleaders from the Federalist Society embody this frightening development. Donald Ayer, former U.S. deputy attorney general under George H.W. Bush, writes that Barr advocates “the need for a virtually autocratic executive who is not constrained by countervailing powers within our government under the constitutional system of checks and balances.” For Barr, limited government means limited checks on the president, the antithesis of the framers’ vision. Ayer writes: For whatever twisted reasons, he believes that the president should be above the law, and he has as his foil in pursuit of that goal a president who, uniquely in our history, actually aspires to that status. And Barr has acted repeatedly on those beliefs in ways that are more damaging at every turn. Presently he is moving forward with active misuse of the criminal sanction, as one more tool of the president’s personal interests. Bill Barr’s America is not a place that anyone, including Trump voters, should want to go. It is a banana republic where all are subject to the whims of a dictatorial president and his henchmen. In some sense, know-nothingism and authoritarianism are mutually reinforcing. A dictator commandeers reality, forcing other to accept lies as truth or to eradicate the very notion of truth. Know-nothingism and contempt for “elites” mow down alternate sources of information and discredit critics as perpetrating “fake news” or “hoaxes," thereby empowering the executive as the sole guardian of reality. In all of this, the Tom Cottons and Ted Cruzes who used to fancy themselves as intellectuals and originalist scholars have chosen to simply go with the flow. Too ambitious to endanger a future in a party they imagine will be permanently deformed by Trump, and too cowardly to defy the willful ignorance of their peers, voters and political universe (including right-wing think tanks, publications and advocacy groups), they now pride themselves on their willingness to adopt non-factual conspiracy theories — no matter what the public safety or constitutional implications might be. The adage that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” is not accurate. It requires enablers, rationalizers and pseudo-intellects to eradicate resistance to authoritarians and authoritarians’ war on truth. ***
  5. Ha - no offense intended. That comment was more in reference to the pace compared to what I'm used to running (which seems to have been the wrong pace to begin with).
  6. I like the neck pillow. Not a fuzzy one but if it has an animal head on one end so much the better.
  7. I'm a little confused why they did a 3rd season. Pretty clear they were out of content.
  8. Yes, I’m sure you know better than a major league catcher what is ridiculous to a major league catcher.
  9. Looks like a tear and not a pull. That may mean another long time off. what a terrible year this has been for injuries. Pulisic, Steffen, Adams, Miazga, Holmes, Weah and Nips are all currently on the shelf. Hopefully Pulisic and Adams can be back soon. I thought he said on instagram that it was not the same leg?
  10. They’re the most talented, but I’m excited to see what teams like Minnesota, San Diego, Arizona, and Tampa can do.
  11. Fast Eddie Feigner, baby! Elvis is the right choice in this pole, but Fast Eddie is no one's second banana 🗯
  12. Hey I did what I could on the fly. Lol
  13. His post was not fact or made the assumption illegal immigrants don't work and can't pay for things.
  14. Wait...what? You think undocumented people can't afford to pay for things? It was not implied at he has explained many times over and was shown above. You realize people that come here, do work...right? They pay state and local taxes when they purchase goods as well. Plenty of information out about from the George W Bush center...or was he not a Republican either? And yes...the links included all immigration, just to be clear there.
  15. So does everyone here think it'll be LA v. NY in the WS this year? I'm going to say that I don't think either will make the WS and only one will make the LCS.
  16. Most are required to collect sales tax in this state which requires a ITIN. And if they are a 1099 vs. employee, you are required to file a 1099 with their ITIN for anything over $600.
  17. I believe The left thinks the folks on the right are are bad people hence punch a nazi etc was accepted, the lefts protests have a propensity towards violence (on a side note the left always leave their trash all over after rallies). The last election show’d this, Hillary destroyed Trump in the polls yet we all know the glorious outcome. The right hate the lefts ideas not the people. Our protests tend to always be peaceful, we pick up our trash etc. As far as racism, it’s on both sides however I think the lefts racism is more damaging, take affirmative action for example, telling a whole group of folks you cannot achieve on your own is devastating to the psyche IMO. It destroys their confidence and they hear that message everywhere. Not blatantly, but they know what they are being told. Sad.
  18. I thought I heard them say this was the first time for Philly. But yours sounds more believable. Also, I was half asleep this morning when I (thought) I heard it.
  19. I would agree...unchecked disinformation and propaganda is a bad thing...which is why several have disputed your post and you have brought not one fact or link to prove any of it.
  20. Of course it will. It doesn't matter what the subject or topic is, all that matters is the party.
  21. Saw this article posted on another board, really surprised it got that much traction. "I'm a lifelong democrat but the people at the Trump rally were really nice and happy so now I'm not a democrat anymore." Not a single policy mentioned in the entire article. I realize people vote based on personality, it's just sad.
  22. @adater: I’m hearing broken collarbone on Rantanen. 6-8 weeks normal timetable
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