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  1. Thread: HVAC contractors

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    HVAC contractors

    Now that we're first time home buyers the fun begins. Our new place, shockingly, does not have A/C. Unlike in western San Francisco where you can count the days that get over 80 on your fingers...
  2. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    In my experience conservatives are big on putting...

    In my experience conservatives are big on putting labels on others but progressives or liberals or whatever they want to be called are big on only using the labels that others would like to have...
  3. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Yeah, numbers there are trending in the wrong...

    Yeah, numbers there are trending in the wrong direction. My company just reopened the London office at 25% capacity two weeks ago. Today an email went out that it’s work from home again until further...
  4. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    There's nothing more "constitutional" about...

    There's nothing more "constitutional" about choosing to interpret the constitution as giving the government only the bare minimal powers that the words used in the constitution explain. Rational...
  5. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    While I agree with you regarding that...

    While I agree with you regarding that interpretation for the ACA in that particular case, not to mention how absurdly broad the commerce clause has been defined over the centuries, I don't generally...
  6. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    I got the impression that she was trying to point...

    I got the impression that she was trying to point out that conservatives don’t have a stranglehold on the ‘correct’ interpretation of the constitution. Conservatives use the word constitutionalist as...
  7. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    Thinking more long game I wonder if the...

    Thinking more long game I wonder if the republicans of the politician class have really thought this out. If they ram this appointment up the country's ass and the new super majority "conservative"...
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    As someone who just moved yesterday I have just...

    As someone who just moved yesterday I have just one thing to say. "DON'T DO IT" I love our new place and am glad we're here but "DON'T DO IT".
  9. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I thought people were spending quarantine baking...

    I thought people were spending quarantine baking bread. At least until they got interested in dismantling systemic racism. Why the need for freezers? It's not like they reduce the need for toilet...
  10. Thread: Smoked out

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    Like everyone else I'm so glad our air is back to...

    Like everyone else I'm so glad our air is back to normal. With moving, and dealing with painting at the new place, I can't even imagine how much stress it would have added if the air quality had...
  11. Thread: Conavirus......

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    My sister and her wife are coming to visit us for...

    My sister and her wife are coming to visit us for thanksgiving so they can see the new house. With the exception of this week (painters and movers inside our house with us not distancing or masking)...
  12. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    All the bothesiderists apparently don’t see a...

    All the bothesiderists apparently don’t see a difference between someone being selected for a Supreme Court sweat 9 months before the election versus one 6 weeks before the election where early...
  13. I’d put it in the consumerism and media section...

    I’d put it in the consumerism and media section with ‘spoiler alert’ in the title and then in the first post state that people shouldn’t read further if they don’t want to learn the ending.
  14. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    The other thing that is apparent is that...

    The other thing that is apparent is that republicans are very concerned that they are going to lose in 6 weeks. If they had confidence that trump was going to win they wouldn’t be making such a rush...
  15. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    I expect the confirmation vote will note be until...

    I expect the confirmation vote will note be until after the election. And if trump and perhaps a few republican senators lose it will undoubtedly not change that outcome because republicans don’t...
  16. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    He’s not trying to ‘get over’ a label. He’s...

    He’s not trying to ‘get over’ a label. He’s trying to salvage his future reputation. If trump succeeds in appointing an activist judge that will no longer be possible.
  17. Geila, I find it interesting that you mention...

    Geila, I find it interesting that you mention that when you disagree with someone that you can tend to pull away from them because of that disagreement. Yet, one of the reasons you hesitate to...
  18. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I wear a mask because I believe in a layered...

    I wear a mask because I believe in a layered approach to not dying. There are various things we can do to reduce risk. Masks are one of those things. Social distancing another. Not going to indoor...
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    Considering how involved he is in his...

    Considering how involved he is in his neighborhood it’s not surprising to me that rob is often providing fairly detailed info about the goings on there.
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    That's the way we looked at it when we decided it...

    That's the way we looked at it when we decided it was time to buy. Our monthly cost is going down. Since we will always have to spend money to live somewhere, whether it's rent or mortgage payments...
  21. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    I think my timeline above was wrong. Mitch may...

    I think my timeline above was wrong. Mitch may be a traitorous asshole but he's not an idiot. The senate won't do anything before the election, but afterwards they'll do a quick confirmation vote...
  22. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    I’d love to hear where she was an activist rather...

    I’d love to hear where she was an activist rather than following the constitution.
  23. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    I think conservative commentator Charlie Sykes...

    I think conservative commentator Charlie Sykes got it about right in his tweet:

    Political fallout from quick nomination:

    1. Firm up conservative base.
    2. Give anti-anti-Trumpers the cover they...
  24. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    It seems to me that we should play by the rules...

    It seems to me that we should play by the rules that were set in 2016. For the republicans to do otherwise would be pure hypocrisy. I realize, of course, that Moscow Mitch, not to mention all but one...
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    I can't imagine that we will ever refinance. ...

    I can't imagine that we will ever refinance. Even at 2.99 our total interest for 30 years was only going to be 45% of the loan cost if we just paid the monthly minimum. At 2.226% it will be...
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