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  1. Here's the problem with that position (from my point of view, and I venture to guess the point of view of everyone that is not a supporter of Donald Trump and/or the GOP currently) (and I truly don't mean this as an attack or gotcha at all, I'm just using the post as a starting point): Words mean things. They always have and they always will. No one, no party, no group, no religion, no country, no government, ever uses them perfectly every time. However, clinging to the overriding cultural norms of the use of words - especially in politics, law and government - matters a great deal. A
    18 points
  2. Nebraskan here. Registered Republican, voted Biden. Personally embarrassed by our state taking part in this. I will admit there isn’t much as far as tourism goes in Nebraska, but it’s a great state to raise a family. Live here, vacation somewhere else. There is also a rising amount of Liberal and Democratic people in Lincoln and Omaha and if you look at the county map, the majority of those voted for Biden. Two blue counties in a sea of red. Like the Jayhawks visiting the Huskers at home. Please be careful about slinging negative comments about the entire state, as
    12 points
  3. Hit 2000 miles and 200 hours year to date today. No goal on this in mind, just a simple milestone, but happy to have many more hours than any other year. I've (wrongly) assumed that if my legs could handle outdoor biking at x miles per week, then no changes would be needed for indoor biking at the same volumes. Got the roller out last night and found lots and lots of trouble spots. Yowza. Need to get more stretching and rolling in the mix.
    11 points
  4. Listen they don't want to end democracy, they just want to not let the people determine electors, they want the president and his people to choose electors.
    10 points
  5. Starting to feel legit better and will get out for some walks this weekend once we clear quarantine. Worked my way off OTC meds this week and my bowling ball head is feeling lighter. Tempted to spin the peloton and it probably would be fine especially how easy I ride. But I will be trying to give myself another full week of no exercise once I am symptom free to reduce my risk of heart issues.
    10 points
  6. the thing that pisses me off about that commercial is they show the happy spoiled rich kid with a new stuffed animal in their Mercedes. They don't show the trucker who just pulled into a truck stop in Dubuque trying to figure out where the hell his stuffed animal that he keeps for good luck went. Or maybe his kid gave it to him. Or maybe his wife's name is Bunny. Like that kid's parents can't afford to buy the kid a stuffed animal but they can afford a new Mercedes. Meanwhile the poor trucker is hoping Wendy's is open so he doesn't have to settle for Slim Jims and microwave burritos agai
    10 points
  7. The other day we got some junk-mail disguised as a Christmas card from Shutterfly. I put it up on display in our Christmas card holder in the kitchen. At different times in the day, I caught every single person in my house staring at it and asking "Who are these people?" The Riveras
    9 points
  8. You're asking why people might have an issue with a ridiculous lawsuit seeking to end democracy? Whatever you think of democracy, ridiculous lawsuits are bad.
    9 points
  9. We’ve reached the part of the program where democracy isn’t working for republicans so they’re trying to throw it out. At least it’s now out in the open. Time to start calling it what it is.
    8 points
  10. Yeah I noticed that too - the PA AG isn't pulling punched in this. The opening paragraph is a hard nerdy-attorney linguistic salvo: "Since Election Day, State and Federal courts throughout the country have been flooded with frivolous lawsuits aimed at disenfranchising large swaths of voters and undermining the legitimacy of the election. The State of Texas has now added its voice to the cacophony of bogus claims. Texas seeks to invalidate elections in four states for yielding results with which it disagrees. Its request for this Court to exercise its original jurisdiction and then anoin
    8 points
  11. In case you're wondering, a kitchen reno in December and January in the great lakes region when you're working from home and the kids are remote learning is a historically bad idea.
    8 points
  12. Today was “chase down runners” day. Got to wear shorts and my Carmel Bad-### Mutha Effah race shirt today on account of a 68 degree day in December. Had no idea the type of run I wanted today until I saw my first victim. Saw a dude running about 50 yards ahead of me, so I decided he was my rabbit. Starting just cruising and churning my legs - luckily this coincided with a nice downhill - so I caught him pretty quick. As I’m getting closer I see another runner about ready to cross my path. He is coming perpendicular to me, so I’m about to turn on his road after I smoke the guy in fro
    8 points
  13. Let's call this for what it is - they are a bunch of poor sport crybabies and anybody who supports this nonsense is the same. I do hope Trump continues this though - he's destroying the GOP and it's exactly what they deserve after the last four years.
    8 points
  14. I forgot to comment earlier on the Texas SCOTUS filing over the swing states breaking constitutional law. Oh the irony. The Texas Governor this year changed voting processes and timelines on his own via executive order, clearly in violation of Texas’ constitutional law on voting procedures. So Texas did EXACTLY what they are suing PA, GA, WI, and MI of doing.
    8 points
  15. No. Just because more partisans are willing to undermine the integrity of our elections and make unconstitutional arguments, it doesn’t give the claims more merit. It just shows that the Republican party has become rotten to the core.
    7 points
  16. The events that Guiliani spearheaded in hotel ballrooms were not hearings. At best you can call them fact finding missions. But to use the word "hearing" in that sense is improper because they weren't before the state legislatures in session. And because of that, there were no rules of evidence. Nothing done in those publicized... fact finding missions was done under oath, the rules of evidence did not apply, not did any of the rules of legislative procedure. They were great theatre. But they weren't hearings. And frankly, as I have said before, those that support the GOP in this co
    7 points
  17. How is overturning the election pro-democracy? I’m not following you on this at all.
    7 points
  18. The onus isn't on me to go find evidence you claim exists.
    7 points
  19. Decided this morning to take the "glass half-full" approach on this and be happy that I "get to" do 1-1/2 workouts this week instead of just one.
    7 points
  20. Quite possibly the biggest liar on the planet. I'm not sure if that's ironic or just pathetic.
    7 points
  21. Hopefully Kasich, Bush, Romney or someone with a moderate streak. I can’t take the far right or far left. We need centrists as President.
    7 points
  22. I mean, we're not the utopian paradises that are New York and California, but we manage somehow.
    7 points
  23. This just strikes me as one of the oddest poll questions I have ever read.
    7 points
  24. Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia have all petitioned the Supreme Court to invalidate the election results. I am fine with allowing a temporary secession from the United States for as many of these states as would like to secede, and for a period of not less than six months but as long as they want. Please take it, and take your time deciding whether or not to come back.
    6 points
  25. First you'd have to prove that there were significant ineligible votes which canceled eligible votes. Actually, first you'd have to prove that there were significant ineligible votes. Actually, first you'd have to prove that there were ineligible votes. Actually, first you'd have to submit evidence that there were ineligible votes. We're at least 5 steps away from any kind of "BUT WHATABOUT" scenario here.
    6 points
  26. I suspect he would leave peacefully, but never admit defeat. I said it both before and after the election, and I'm still sticking with it - he will never concede that he lost the election. He'll leave the White House, and Biden can take over, but Trump will continue - in perpetuity - to rant and rave that this election was stolen from him. I'll also throw in here that he's not going away anytime soon. Shortly after January 20, assuming Biden takes over, Trump will either roll out his own news channel or he'll begin campaigning for 2024.
    6 points
  27. I'll tell you what I've got Chief! I sat back down at my computer last night from 7-10:30pm and prepped for a big meeting today, so by the time I got to sleep it was after 11pm. The good news? I got my ### up at 5:15am for a treadmill run! The bad news? My awesome diet of late led to some, ummmm, GI issues at mile 2. So, after a quick trip to the bathroom (two, actually), I did a bit of core/strength training since the stomach wasn't feeling well. But I'm crushing productivity today thus far, so that's a bonus. My plan is to start writing everything down on a daily basis in a bett
    6 points
  28. Yearly summary 2019 - Averaged 6 hours a month on the peloton bike, kinda doing bare minimum to keep active Jan-Mar 2020 8-9 hours on peloton bike, no running April - 15 hours of exercise, combo peloton and starting to run May - 26 hours combo road bike, peloton and running June - 23 hours - 10k PR at 55:30(previous PR was 56:01 in 2003) July - 30 hours August - 28 hours including my first half marathon 1:57 and change(goal was 2 hours) September - 19 hours October - 17 hours new 10k PR at 50:26, dropped 5 min in 4 months, goal is to break 50 min in 2020 November - 20 ho
    6 points
  29. I read it. The entirety of it is based on Texas' argument that the Defendant States violated their own laws on administering the election and/or the various executive branches modified rules when the power to modify those states' election rules rests with the legislature. The problem, if you want to go down that road is that many if not almost all of the election rules and laws they are saying are improper were on the books before the general election. Most if not all of them were used in the primaries. If you take Texas' argument at face value, and remove all partisanship from t
    6 points
  30. Texas is not arguing that elections be re-run under their previous rules, they are arguing that the entire states’ votes be thrown out and their legislatures’ appoint electors. I’m not sure how else to define that then anti-democracy. Being the absolute most charitable I can be: their argument could be correct that the elections in those states were unconstitutional, but their proposed remedy can not possibly be defined as anything other than undemocratic. Invalidating the votes of tens of millions of people so that their legislatures can decide the election is most certainly nothing rese
    6 points
  31. Put another way, the plaintiffs in these cases have submitted evidence in support of their claims, but so far that evidence has for the most part been deemed inadmissible, not credible or not relevant evidence sufficient to support their lawsuits proceeding beyond the initial pleading stage.
    6 points
  32. I get it. After the lost they want to contest the rules that were agreed on before the lost. Not only that, they want to contest the rules of elections they weren't even part of.
    6 points
  33. If you don't like it here there are plenty of other places on the internet that may suite you better.
    6 points
  34. Shocked to see so many people think Trump is going to run for a third term.
    6 points
  35. To be fair, I'm a right-winger by any reasonable standard, and I'm embarrassed beyond words that my state is participating in this parade of stupidity. So it's not just my liberal neighbors.
    6 points
  36. Very courageous of LSU to self impose a one year bowl ban this year.
    6 points
  37. 28. Stevie Wonder “My Cherie Amour” (released as a single) https://youtu.be/Fjufjv4rH0s Hard to believe that Stevie was only 17 when he wrote this, and 19 when it was released. Not that teenagers can’t compose gorgeous love songs but rarely do you find one from that age with such a complex yet compelling pop melody. This guy is truly a genius. But then we knew that.
    6 points
  38. I want to go record while I'm reading all of these: This one in particular is the equivalent of the FFA filing its own pleading for no other reason than, we've already lost the yoga pants thread and the test forum and we aren't going to take it anymore.
    5 points
  39. I love it that they just threw a power of four over the odds as if every vote was an out in poker.
    5 points
  40. Let's be fair for the purposes of discussion and debate: You can make an argument (just for discussion and debate) that a state executive branch purposely took advantage of the nationwide pandemic to institute actions that its legislature would have never approved in normal session in a proper hearing with a proper vote. And in that executive action, given the particular political sides of the parties, the executive branch came up with rules that on their face seem reasonable, but we designed to warp the election process towards a desired outcome. And if that was the case, the people ar
    5 points
  41. I give this about as much creedence as I do the Kraken stuff. Her argument cherry picks two Western Kentucky counties that McConnel lost before and won this time. I would assume these counties are usually conservative, but may have voted for Dems in the past for other reasons (maybe they were from that area of KY). She then pivots to an argument that McGrath got more votes then Biden did. It's the same kind of twitter analysis the republicans have been doing.
    5 points
  42. I will admit I haven't read the entirety of the TX lawsuit, but I did not get the sense that it argues or alleges improper counting of votes. I thought it argues that the states in question allowed votes to be submitted in improper ways. That's a different argument entirely, I would think.
    5 points
  43. Someone on Twitter created a Google sheet tracking all of the SPACS and their status so @drunken slob can stop looking for his list. Here you go Still being updated, like he’s going to add links to investor presentations, etc.
    5 points
  44. 5 points
  45. Thanks @simey for updating the Bluesville playlist. I had a busy day by 2020 standards helping my mother-in-law with food distribution for her church. She usually plays Gospel music in her car but today it was Xmas tunes. She's mentioned she used to be a big BB King fan so I'll stay in the category.
    5 points
  46. Agree. They learned well from the other side the last four years.
    5 points
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