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  2. Charles Liston

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    Yeah I know but I like skinny little shortstops with good gloves who can hit balls over the roof. Seriously yes, when Trout is finished he'll probably be the greatest ever, and Bryce Harper will be a surly guy with a douche haircut.
  3. Charles Liston

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    That's the bewildering thing for me. There should be a front-runner for the Democrats for 2020 already, and there just isn't anybody, there is no buzz at all. How is that possible? It's the same thing for the XWMP, the Xenophobic White Men Party, if anyone is going to challenge Trump for the nomination it should be clear by now. Who is there? Only Kasich I guess but if he is going to do it he needs to pull his finger out immediately. He needs to realize that those Main Street hardware-store-owning Republicans from the 1980's are still out there, but now without a party that they can belong to. He needs to welcome them back. Most importantly he needs to wade into a fight that he knows that he could lose, because his pride and his conscience won't allow him to do anything else. How is this possible? More than half of the voters agree that the current situation is an absolute disgrace on the world-wide stage but neither party is doing anything about it.
  4. TigerNation

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    Trout is on pace to have arguably the greatest season ever. He is so far ahead of every other player in baseball it's just silly.
  5. ROMAD1

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    I'll put down another couple must haves for my next president. Dignity and respect for the office.
  6. Euphdude

    2018 - Red Wings Offseason

    Nyquist is as good as gone, and AA isn’t far behind. Both should fetch nice returns at the trade deadline.
  7. Melody

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Well, as I said, Weld isn't popular among hardcore L's. Considering it highly unlikely that the L party will gain in either the house or senate, I'm not particularly worried about having a common sense POTUS with whom both parties have to deal with equally.
  8. ROMAD1

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    To that point. Trade is seldom absolutely free. The objective is to reduce barriers and increase exchanges so as to raise all boats and for the most that was happening on a global scale even with the,or perhaps because of the, introduction of the China market. But in order to have free trade you must have confidence in your economic systems which means occasionally some of the crooks have to go to jail and you have to prevent the pirates from stealing your oil tanker which means you need a system of international security protocols. So, of course the Libertarian perspective is to say that every oil tanker should have a plasma cannon on it and who can define ethics and right and wrong anyway?
  9. ROMAD1

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Also the drugs
  10. Gehringer_2

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Libertarianism is not a workable concept for a complex technological society - it just can't work. No individual can have enough expertise to safely negotiate the complexities of the 21 century as a 'liberated individual'. There have to be mechanisms for sharing expertise - establishing standards, product and process underwritings and approvals, for risk management of all the potentially incredibly dangerous technologies we apply to achieve this economy - IOW a closely regulated economy, and that is a natural and needed role of an expansive government that completely exceeds any Libertarian concept, and that is before we even talk about social welfare. Libertarianism lives on primarily because its attractive individualistic rhetoric turns out to be a good way for rich capitalists to persuade some part of the general public that they should be allowed to do more of what they want to do to get richer without being bothered by the riff-raff. Thus people like the Koch brothers pour billions into Libertarian think tanks and proselytizing orgs.
  11. ROMAD1

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    I'll be happy to vote for Free Trade, the Rule of Law and Collective Security. The free trade part appeals to the Libertarians.
  12. No, because even most good players take some time to reach their peak - you just can't turn over young players for even younger players year after year and suddenly be good one year. Once you clear out the deadwood the path the getting better is to build by keeping everyone who is young and good unless you can see that you can't sign them/hold them. If Houston rolls over Altuve sometime in his early years as as 1 WAR player, he breaks through as a star for some other team.
  13. Charles Liston

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    I'm seeking forgiveness, obviously. I want to be liked. But I just think that I would take the shortstop over the outfielder from outer space. I'm hoping that that is going to be enough.
  14. Gehringer_2

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    That was a game with a face for Radio
  15. lordstanley

    2018 - Red Wings Offseason

    Trade bait this summer to fill needs on defense: Nyquist, AA, Svech, next year's 2nd.
  16. gmoney

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    The best thing about Martinez is that he can't hit into a double play when there are two outs.
  17. But if you're trading good players for good players, doesn't it even out?
  18. drownwithyou

    2018 - Red Wings Offseason

    Wilde is a big right handed shooting defenseman that sounds great to me. I honestly don't know much about guys outside of the top. But if they hit on these top four picks it is going to go a long way for the rebuild. Still extremely happy about Zadina.
  19. gmoney

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    Take it back and all is forgiven. Take Trout over Lindor.
  20. Charles Liston

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    That hurts. That really hurts.
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  22. tiger337

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    They don't get blown out when their pitching is good.
  23. ROMAD1

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Depends on if they stand with Trump during the impeachment. They will have to make a break with Russia/Trump at some point.
  24. gmoney

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    That is very Matt Millenesque.
  25. cruzer1

    2018 - Red Wings Offseason

    I like Sammuelssonn.
  26. screwball

    Investing

    From an investment standpoint... Thinking back to last weekend where the Boss and I spent our anniversary on Kelly's Island. Great time, and a great place (IMO). The entire lake/island/boating thing is pretty interesting. It reeks money. Big boats, big lots, and probably big debt for some, I would guess. We probably haven't been there for 3 years, but it seemed like more places were for sale this time than in the past. Prices were breathtaking. The island in general was quite busy, and my first thought was to go long golf carts. 12 bucks an hour for a two seater. Why? Cost me 32 to ferry my truck over. We spent almost 4 hours and drove 20 plus miles around the island on Saturday seeing things we've missed in the past. If you get off the beaten path, you can find private drives that go back to some really spectacular spreads along the island coast (which can be seen via google maps). Homes, rentals, shops, bars, food, docking...you name it. Fun to see, fun to watch. I can see someone making a killing in that environment, and I could see them getting killed as well. The Boss noticed the Thurston Howell III's of the world like to hide in their secluded island coast mansions: until they parade their really big boats around for everyone to see. "Nice boat, sorry about the size of your dick." That's why I love her.
  27. IdahoBert

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    Reality sucks.
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