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  1. Raping children did cost the Republicans a senate seat in Alabama recently...but only by 1.7% of the vote. That shark may not have been jumped already, but we could be pretty close.
  2. I don't think that helps your point all that much. I mean, there's already a wall in El Paso that goes way out into the desert. So why do we need to spend billions of dollars on another one? The fact is, almost 100% of the border that is not the Rio Grande, a mountain range, or hot desert is already walled off. The fence we already have up there is adequate.
  3. Seriously. This man was going to hire "the best," and yet his entire administration has been a revolving door of failures.
  4. How many times do you have to watch Trump turn the USA into the biggest international embarrassment in seventy-five years to stop licking his boots?
  5. Face it, stanpapi, not even young, career-oriented striver Republicans want to dive into this dumpster fire just to get a line on their resume.
  6. He'd make a **** of a lot more money if he had Presidential Chief of Staff on his resume. He probably sees the writing on the wall, and knows that any resume line with the word "Trump" in it is going to be a career-killer from here on out--even in Republican circles.
  7. We may have a woman President running for re-election in 2020 after all. It just won't be Hillary Clinton.
  8. Thanks. Just in time for the real ****show!
  9. A lawyer I worked with last year on a case was a former federal judge and Marine that knows both Kelly and Mattis. He's a Democrat, but they're all friends because they're all Marines. Kelly and Mattis are there out of a sense of patriotic duty to avoid a total collapse of this nation--not out of any sort of respect for Trump. That takes some balls to jump into this raging dumpster fire to save Uncle Sam.
  10. It's really a wake-up call to see how close Donald Trump is to becoming a Nazi--without really losing much of his base of support. (Not saying that he IS a Nazi! But he certainly operates from their playbook.)
  11. There's a breaking point where Trump will become such a great national security threat that even Republicans will be patriotically obligated to vote for impeachment. They'll be boxed into a corner where their options are a) protect an obvious traitor, or b) impeach and incense a base that is so syncophantically in love with Trump, they will think the "traitor" stuff is just a "deep state" conspiracy. Option A will continue to erode the Republican party's dwindling college-educated contingent, and result in more of a slow death. Option B will be treason to the True Believers in their base, and nobody will turn out in 2020. I don't know if what Mueller uncovers will bring us to that breaking point or not. But I find thinking about this rather interesting.
  12. You must not be familiar with the concept of a Constitutional Democracy.
  13. Reading about HW's opposition to Cheney and Rumsfeld having outsized influence in his son's administration made me curious as to how Baghdad is doing these days. Turns out the oil infrastructure has been rebuilt, but not much else: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/03/iraq-oil/555827/ And much of the oil revenues that exist seem to be consumed by corruption. The international management consulting firm Mercer ranks Baghdad dead last among the entire world's largest cities for quality of life. https://mobilityexchange.mercer.com/Insights/quality-of-living-rankings This is in stark contrast to other Arab cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi thriving. Taking a measured approach to things these days is so easy to attack. You get labeled as a waffler or politically impure. The George W. Bush administration is a lesson on why you don't let extremist ideologues take charge. And yet today, we have people like John Bolton running around the White House. I can't help but wonder if there will be another war before the next two years are all over.
  14. On the bright side, we shed a decent amount of salary next year, including Anibal. On the down side we still have to pay Anibal $5MM for a buyout, JV $8MM to play for the Astros, and still (lol) $6MM to Prince Fielder to retire from the Rangers. And probably $18MM to VMart to ride the 60-day DL for most of the season. Not to mention the horrible Zimmerman contract. Still a lot of dead weight on this payroll even after the rebuild.
  15. He's been inconsistent over the last 4 years, and promises to age even more in his 35-36 y/o seasons. I could see us getting either the salary dump or the prospects, but not both. I think we got a good deal on that trade. At the All-Star break, I just assumed that contract was immovable. I mean, he cleared revocable waivers, so basically nobody in the league thought that was a good deal. Were the prospects we got for him worth $16 million that Houston's not paying? It wouldn't take much performance out of just one of them to make that a much better deal than just dumping the contract outright. I'm glad it's working out for Houston, too, though. It wouldn't make me jealous to see JV get a WS ring with them. None of the other AL teams are easy to root for, either (two being our division foes, and two being the Sox/Yankees).
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