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  1. 8 points
    I went to the nearby Chinese restaurant to fulfill a takeout order for my wife. While I was waiting for my food, another guy who was waiting for his food started a video on his smartphone full blast for all to hear. He was watching, I guess, a Fox News feed where they were blathering about capitalism and socialism and Venezuela and 1000% inflation and whatnot. The place is small, so you can't not hear it. I didn't want to hear it. I didn't want to hear anything. I just wanted to get my food and leave. So I opened the music app on my own phone and started playing, at full blast, "People of the Sun" by Rage Against the Machine. After maybe ten or so seconds he looked up from his phone at me. I looked at him and smiled. He smiled back. He turned off his phone. I turned off my phone. We waited in blissful silence until I got my food a couple minutes later. As I left, I smiled and nodded at him. He smiled and nodded back. See? We can all get along after all.
  2. 7 points
    It's not just about making better choices - otherwise so many people wouldn't be at the bottom - not everyone is stupid. You can take all the risks you want, but if you don't have control of the means of production or the capital to acquire it, you're not going to be able to break into the protectionist club very easily.
  3. 7 points
    You wouldn't have ever heard about the murder of Seth Rich if it weren't for the fake news that Jerome Corsi, Fox News and others had pumped out about him. So, the very fact that you are hemming and hawing about how "awfully suspicious" it was all comes down to the fake news. We actually do know! We actually ******* know that Seth Rich and his family were dragged through the mud by a bunch of conspiracy theorists for their own political ends. Jerome Corsi literally admitted it. So dupes like yourself can come around and hem and haw about how "awfully suspicious" it looks and how about "how we'll never know" and all that bull****.... all pure spectulation and all nihilistic BS, the logical end of which means that there can be no such thing as common truth. Just own the fact that you fell for it. For once.
  4. 7 points
    Raskin: "Our colleagues are not upset because you lied to congress for the President. They're upset that you stopped lying to the congress for the President"
  5. 6 points
    I know what I’m suggesting is going to be difficult, but I’m running for a new political branch that I just created, and I need your support for this grassroots campaign. I’m running for MTS Congress. My platform? Ignore stanpapi. Here’s how you can help. Stop responding to stanpapi. That’s it. You don’t have to put him on ignore. That takes a lot of clicks. I have ordered lawn signs but they haven’t arrived yet. Shelton 2019 - “Ignore stanpapi”
  6. 6 points
    this is where I stopped reading your grandiose waste of time post
  7. 6 points
    Norway has an increasingly diverse population - about 15% first or second generation immigrant and going quickly. It's changed a lot. And if you really think Quisling is the country's most famous historical figure then you need to go back to school to avoid appearing as if you're ignorant. As a hint, take a look at the emojis on your phone - you may have an a-ha moment. As a model for economic growth? Stupid idea because of oil. But you don't need to have an identical economic structure to consider some of the things which have been done societally.
  8. 5 points
    sounds like someone could've used a little more sleep.....
  9. 5 points
    It was foolish, but I can still have sympathy for someone's whose foolishness ends up fatal. Most of us do foolish things now and then, but most of us get away with them.
  10. 5 points
    Just so we are clear, Michael Cohen was *indicted* for the payments that you claim weren't illegal. Generally, people aren't indicted and enter pleas for things that aren't illegal. In addition, as I understand it, it does not matter where the money came from... if the intention of the payments (ie. the hush money to Karen MacDougal and Stormy Daniels) was to protect and insulate the Trump campaign, it's can be deemed a campaign contribution. This has been stated over and over, and you appear to ignore it over and over.
  11. 5 points
    Free agency may not be broken for the highest tier players, but for bread-and-butter players like Iglesias it looks like it is. He’s not great but he certainly not a minor leaguer. This is going to be the new normal as the owners drive wages down as far as they can. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a really long strike. First they come for the bread-and-butter players and then they’ll come for everybody else. I think all the convenient excuses about it being a rational business decision are lame. This industry creates an amazing amount of revenue, and it only does it because of the players. It is the paradigmatic example of labor creating wealth. Nobody ever paid money to see an owner smoke a cigar. Although I would pay good money to see more of them arrested for prostitution in Florida.
  12. 5 points
    I can’t believe I’m actually getting excited. Nothing at all has moved me during the entire off-season. Nothing. Then the first meaningless game of spring training...and boom. This team is like a bad girlfriend I can’t quit. She cheats on me, she lies to me, and she steals my money. Yet I keep returning to her fetid well. Sigh. God, she’s pretty.
  13. 5 points
    If I were king for a day?
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  16. 4 points
    Stopped reading there... there's zero point because for all the charges of hypocrisy, its just a projection stemming from the fact that you will *always* defend your Dear Leader. Shelton's right. You aren't worth the time
  17. 4 points
    This article is all his own work as I understand it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mélissa_Theuriau
  18. 4 points
    Ah ha! The old "it can't be a crime, because what kind of idiot would leave a trail like that" defense!
  19. 4 points
    I'm in my early 30's and spent a good portion of my life as a libertarian-leaning Republican or just an outright libertarian. I've been apart of the Ron Paul/Fredrick Hayek/Milton Friedman small government craze of 2008 and partly 2012. Then I started gravitating center and leftward given what happened to my dad's financial standing in life. Doing so brought me over towards the Democratic Party and Bernie Sanders in 2015/2016. I spent a good part of 2015 and 2016 working with the Sanders campaign here in Michigan. I also spent a good portion of that time railing against Hillary Clinton for multiple reasons. I still believe many (if not most) of those reasons to be valid. However, days like today make me grateful that in the end, I may well end up on the right side of history by casting my vote in 2016 for Hillary Rodham Clinton for President. Hearing what I heard come out of Michael Cohen's mouth was like watching a mafioso turn state's witness against the boss of a crime family. What I heard, what I saw, what Cohen did, what Trump is alleged to have done, make me glad to have voted for Hillary in the end, in spite of all her imperfections and my qualms against her.
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  21. 4 points
    Lightning in a bottle that year. Every once in a while I go back and look at his stats that year just to remind myself how unbelievable that was. 24 complete games? unreal. Everyone knows he was rookie of the year, but I had actually forgotten he finished 2nd in the cy young voting to Jim Palmer that year. Just an amazing story. Gone way too young though- he was a terrific ambassador for the tigers and for baseball.
  22. 4 points
    This is one of the best posts I have read on this site since arriving 13 years ago.
  23. 4 points
    Imagine being super frothy about #pizzagate, but being completely silent about Epstein & friends.
  24. 3 points
    No advanced calculations, no extra math or calculus. Hope-inspired gut feelings and OE% reign supreme. Predict as much or as little as you want. You'll be a fool though in 20 years when we look back to see how many of us decided the 2019 World Champ Tigers would only win 60 games. AL CENTRAL Tigers 88-74 Minnesota 87-75 Indians 78-84 Chicago 65-97 KC 56-106 Both wild card winners in the AL have a better record than the Tigers. Casey Mize 1 hits the White Sox on Sept. 29th to seal the deal. Tigers topple Houston in 5 and the NYY in 6. An all time classic 7 game World Series vs. the Braves sees the Tigers win their first world championship in forever, and half of you die of a stroke. Love it. Long live the Tigers.
  25. 3 points
    In the future, in case your wondering, "pitchers boy I don't know" is when I decided to kick your ***
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    Michigan's Attorney General Dana Nessel with a sick burn on Twitter. The funny thing is, the stupid Twitter troll doesn't even realize that DANA NESSEL IS JEWISH!!!
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
    In case anyone missed it: Miss Lulu,' widow of Tigers' broadcaster Ernie Harwell, dies at 99 TONY PAUL | THE DETROIT NEWS | 7:50 pm EST March 2, 2019 View | 10 Photos Ernie and Lulu Harwell, through the years One of the most-repeated lines about Ernie Harwell went something like this: Nobody ever heard anybody say a cross word about him. That's not exactly true, however. Lulu and Ernie Harwell in an undated photograph. ERNIE HARWELL COLLECTION There was this one guy. "A fraternity brother had taken Miss Lulu to a dance, and the next week, Mrs. Harwell invited Mr. Harwell to a different dance," said Gary Spicer, the couple's longtime friend and attorney, with a laugh. "And 68 years later, they probably had the finest marriage I've ever seen. They were a perfect match." Lulu Harwell, the widow of the legendary Tigers broadcaster, died at 5 p.m. Friday in Novi, Spicer told The Detroit News on Saturday. She was 99, and had been in failing health for the past six months. Ernie Harwell died in 2010, from cancer, at the age of 92. While Ernie Harwell maintained a very public persona, as the voice of the Tigers for 42 seasons, "Miss Lulu," as Ernie lovingly referred to her, kept a more-private profile. But she was Ernie's rock and loyal confidant from that day they met in Georgia years ago. "It was a magnificent partnership," Spicer said. "It really was. I don't know any other adjective. They were perfect for each other." They first met when Ernie was studying at Emory University in Atlanta and Lulu was at Brenau University, an all-girls school in nearby Gainesville. She was a popular student, as class president and social director of her sorority, hence that first dance. Lulu and Ernie were married for 68 years, after meeting when both were in college in Georgia. DETROIT NEWS They were married in 1941, before Ernie joined the United States Marine Corps, in which he served for four years. From there, his sportscasting career took off, with the Atlanta Crackers (1948) to the Brooklyn Dodgers (1948-49; there, the Harwells became close friends with Jackie and Rachel Robinson); New York Giants (1950-53), Baltimore Orioles (1954-59); and, finally the Detroit Tigers (1960-91; 1993-2002), a hiring made at the recommendation of another Tigers broadcast legend, George Kell. While Ernie maintained a busy scheduled for decades, Lulu didn't regularly watch or listen to Tigers games, Spicer said — unlike her good friend, Josephine Gehringer, Charlie's widow who watched and listened all the time, up until her death at 100 last July. Lulu kept the home, which included four children, Bill, Gray, Julie and Carolyn. They also had seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Lulu thoroughly enjoyed gardening, especially roses. "When Ernie brought home a few seats from Tiger Stadium, those green seats — she was a terrific gardener, and Ernie, he wasn't as good," Spicer said. "Well, when he came back from a road trip, she had painted the green seats black to go with the decor! And Ernie just said to her, like always, 'Wow, the seats look great.' I never heard the two of them, in over 30 years of working with them, have a cross word." Lulu also was very involved in Ernie's business ventures; her excellent spelling often came in handy. She was a very good judge of character, said Spicer, who only ever heard her say a bad word about two people. He declined to identify those two individuals, other than to say they were connected to Ernie's stunning and wildly unpopular firing as Tigers broadcaster after the 1991 season.
  31. 3 points
    He's that idiot in the lunchroom that is so stupid, you don't even argue with him. You just nod your head and end the conversation as quick as possible.
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  33. 3 points
    If only you held the President to the same intellectual standard you hold a first term Congresswoman to...
  34. 3 points
    No joke. Say what you want about her, but if anything, her time as a bartender makes her far more relatable to the average American than 99% of Congress... and the President for that matter.
  35. 3 points
    I also think it's utterly hilarious to treat Carlson as some sort of unique case. This has happened to literally countless politicians and political figures. Always a ******* victim. The conservative is always the ******* victim, even when he was the one bumping his gums like a damn fool into a microphone. What a garbage little man
  36. 3 points
    I don't know if Cockburn is an expert on Trump, but Trump probably knows a thing or two about cockburn by now.
  37. 3 points
    I don't see what this question is meant to show. The demonstration was that it is clearly untenable to hold that a sound 16,000 times louder than an air horn wasn't going to have effects. It had nothing to do with whether anyone in the hearing room was injured, they were not supposed to be. The air horn simply established an easily comprehended base energy level close enough to what everyone knew would be damaging for them to understand without doubt that 16k times the energy would be unbearable. The whales are no slouches either. Get too close to a sperm whale and his echo location could burst your eardrum.
  38. 3 points
    Whatever, bro, Im just applying the Stanpapi standard. If Ilhan Omar means all Dems are anti-semites, the 23 Rs who voted against hate means all Rs are pro-hate. Which must mean that *you* are pro-hate. If you dont like the standard you put forth being used against you, maybe you should stop painting everyone with political views that you dont like as something they aren't.
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  41. 3 points
    True 70s story: We lived on a military base in the 70s. There were frequently pot sprouts found on the ground outside barracks windows because GIs would toss their stashes out the window if there was a surprise inspection and the seeds eventually sprouted. Dad brought one home in a paper cup, and mom repotted it, put it in the window sill and tended it. She had no idea what it was. We kids recognized it. Thought it was funny. Then one day somebody noticed similar sprouts growing in an orderly room and the poo was hitting the fan. Dad called me and had me put mom’s plant down the garbage disposal. He had to explain it to her. LOL. We still laugh about mom’s pot farm.
  42. 3 points
    He made everyone around him a better player...than him.
  43. 3 points
    He should of known better.
  44. 3 points
    The Knicks won. That reminds me it's time to change my furnace filter.
  45. 3 points
    It must be to do with that incident with the Phanatic. By the way, 10:20 - Power shag. Brilliant.
  46. 3 points
    Glad I live in his district. Probably the only politician I actually enjoy voting for.
  47. 3 points
    It also enables them to run with 'hate crimes are a liberal media myth' angle.
  48. 3 points
    So as I was thinking about the team and game threads this year, it dawned on me when we look back on this group in 20 years its gonna be a bunch of who-who's and he played-here-guys. So in honor of the 2019 Tigers each game thread will feature a member of the Forgotten Tigers. None of the players featured will have played more than 2 years for the Tigers or 250 games. That means some well known guys that played part of three years at 20 then went on to stardom, didn't make the cut. Neither did those guys that played in every game for two years. Some are well known, there are even two or three all-stars in the bunch. Others are our version of Moonlight Graham. So let's have some fun in 2019, let's remember some guys and Let's Go Tigers!
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    A conspiracy to commit constitutional acts...
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