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    Thwarting Democrats?

    Thwarting Democrats?
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    Because no man is an island?

    Because no man is an island?
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    Paranormal Skeptic James Randi is Dead

    Or is he?
  4. Thread: Webster’s

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    I learned a new term today in the battle over who...

    I learned a new term today in the battle over who gets to decide what means what and who gets to decide who can say what: “linguistc gentrification”. Someone used the term “bourgie”, and was taken...
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    Not to the educated palate imbibing in an...

    Not to the educated palate imbibing in an intelligent way.
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    Life is too short to drink cheap scotch.

    Life is too short to drink cheap scotch.
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    It is only through my kid that I discovered...

    It is only through my kid that I discovered people are becoming micro-celebrities by playing games on-line while people watch. At that age, I was playing chess by mail with a pen pal in New South...
  8. Thread: Predictions

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    Is there any source of data comparing the...

    Is there any source of data comparing the progress each country has made in reducing greenhouse gases?

    And in a similar vein, is there a source of data comparing each NATO member’s compliance with...
  9. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Since so many people insist that the court must...

    Since so many people insist that the court must function as a legislature of last resort, seeking desired outcomes rather than ensuring constitutional consistency, and looking at the quality of the...
  10. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Webster’s is going to need to get busy.

    Webster’s is going to need to get busy.
  11. Thread: Predictions

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    I think it within the realm of possibility that a...

    I think it within the realm of possibility that a person familiar with the period could in fact draw many parallels between today and the mid nineteenth century. The stark regional differences. The...
  12. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Expect to hear a lot of punditganda that it’s not...

    Expect to hear a lot of punditganda that it’s not court packing, it’s court reform.
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    I don’t think Trump pays for anything if he can...

    I don’t think Trump pays for anything if he can avoid it.
  14. Thread: Predictions

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    I think an educated person should try to see how...

    I think an educated person should try to see how the past can inform the present.
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    But in that case, your problem isn’t with the...

    But in that case, your problem isn’t with the mail so much as those dastardly Republicans challenging mail-in ballots for various reasons. A practice unknown to Democrats.
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    I see the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent the...

    I see the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent the nomination forward. The Democrats stayed away and sent cardboard figures in their stead.
  17. Thread: Predictions

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    That would explain all those empty pedestals.

    That would explain all those empty pedestals.
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    Then why does no one you know trust the mail?

    Then why does no one you know trust the mail?
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    I remember 1968 as pretty dramatic in terms of...

    I remember 1968 as pretty dramatic in terms of both the rhetoric and the violence. I would say probably more so than today’s more theatrical hysterics. They had more Molotov cocktails and fewer...
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    But is it really sharing if someone forces you to...

    But is it really sharing if someone forces you to do it?
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    It comes from a clean conscience, gratitude and...

    It comes from a clean conscience, gratitude and gross insensitivity.
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    I did. Not suffering from the widespread...

    I did. Not suffering from the widespread paranoia, I mailed my ballot in last month. In Wisconsin, there’s a website that lets you track it to the point your municipal clerk receives it. Don’t see...
  23. Thread: Predictions

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    I think there’s a good chance you’ll see your...

    I think there’s a good chance you’ll see your wish granted in the next couple of years. Good and hard.
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    I’ve come to believe that “unfettered capitalism”...

    I’ve come to believe that “unfettered capitalism” has become too much of a cliche to be used in polite company.

    I think our current situation more resembles Tom Wolfe than Ayn Rand. I would like...
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    It’s friskier.

    It’s friskier.
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