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    I had that same thought, although Bernie giving...

    I had that same thought, although Bernie giving up sort of makes it moot. Also, Wisconsin elects Supreme Court Justices (which I always thought a little odd), so it wasnít entirely meaningless.
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    While the supremacy clause applies to a direct...

    While the supremacy clause applies to a direct conflict between state and federal law, which isnít the case here, I was thinking more in terms of sovereignty. The federal government exists by an...
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    I like the way we say ďprint moneyĒ or ďdial the...

    I like the way we say ďprint moneyĒ or ďdial the phoneĒ.

    I think thereís a term for phrases we use based on obsolete technologies, but I canít find it anywhere. Phrases like ďfull head of...
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    A lot of subscription channels are letting you...

    A lot of subscription channels are letting you stream some of their content for free. I assume they hope some of those new eyeballs will stick. Iíve been binging on the Great Courses channel the past...
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    I canít decide whether Wisconsin made the right...

    I canít decide whether Wisconsin made the right decision or not in balancing democracy with safety, but I do see the situation as a victory for the rule of law. The state legislature, for either good...
  6. Thread: Bernie's out

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    I had that same thought. Stores are having...

    I had that same thought. Stores are having trouble keeping shelves stocked. There is massive unemployment. Freedom of assembly and movement are severely curtailed. The stage is being set for an...
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    I see Bernie has dropped out, pretty much...

    I see Bernie has dropped out, pretty much condemning us to a Trump/Biden contest. I donít think we can expect much by way of memorable political oratory.
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    We may not have a vaccine yet, but we have...

    We may not have a vaccine yet, but we have isolated a new species of grievance.
  9. Long term, I donít see this thing driving...

    Long term, I donít see this thing driving permanent changes for me any more than SARS, MERS or H1N1 did in their time; except maybe do a few more things online than I once did.
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    We may invest whatever we get in gift cards for...

    We may invest whatever we get in gift cards for local restaurants in the hope it will help them survive.
  11. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    I donít see holding cash as a decision to stay...

    I donít see holding cash as a decision to stay out of the market. I see it as a decision to participate in a different market. I certainly agree that the creation of so much more money in the short...
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    I see the US Supreme Court has also backed...

    I see the US Supreme Court has also backed holding our primary today, citing a longstanding principle against last-minute changes to elections. Iím not sure what the right decision would have been,...
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    Yes, but he whines heroically.

    Yes, but he whines heroically.
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    People who like to talk about priorities other...

    People who like to talk about priorities other than shareholder value often become very hostile when a business and itís owners have values of which they do not approve. Chick-fil-A, for instance.
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  15. I thought the ozone hole was a couple of...

    I thought the ozone hole was a couple of doomsdays ago as well.
  16. Thread: Conavirus......

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    One might also credit Wisconsinís proximity to...

    One might also credit Wisconsinís proximity to the Chicago hot spot versus the relative isolation of other states as a factor more important than theories inspired by local rivalries.
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    Sweden is taking a novel approach, somewhere...

    Sweden is taking a novel approach, somewhere between no change at all and draconian lockdown. It will be interesting to see how it works out for them.
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    Is it within the Presidentís power to impose one?...

    Is it within the Presidentís power to impose one? Or just interstate travel/international travel?
  19. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Then we will start hearing about nefarious...

    Then we will start hearing about nefarious Republican postmasters.
  20. Thread: Conavirus......

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    My recent direct experience with Wisconsinís...

    My recent direct experience with Wisconsinís Uniform Dwelling Code was much different. The standard State checklist ran seventeen pages, and the local government inspectors added a few items of their...
  21. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Except for truly huge and obvious differences, I...

    Except for truly huge and obvious differences, I wonder if there is much value in trying to use political or cultural differences to explain the progress of a virus in a population. Crediting...
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    Whose needs? Whose values? Is it the...

    Whose needs? Whose values? Is it the Presidentís role to determine and enforce ďfairnessĒ, or should that be left to the legislative process? Why do we freight one office as our arbitrator of...
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    Their fair share. Now thereís a term to conjure...

    Their fair share. Now thereís a term to conjure with.

    Makes for such stirring rhetoric with so little practical meaning. Implies such royal power for the chief executive without troubling to...
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    It is that and so much more. It is loans to...

    It is that and so much more. It is loans to businesses, large and small, to help them survive the downturn. It is spending to acquire more medical equipment, supplies and hospital capacity. It is...
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    I think the internet scolds are wrong. I donít...

    I think the internet scolds are wrong. I donít think there was any intention of only using the cash for necessities, else they could have simply issued a few hundred billion in food stamps. I donít...
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