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  1. chasfh

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    EDIT: Where's Waldo?
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    Better Call Saul - Season 4

    Did Jimmy sabotage himself on the job opportunity, implying that it was something he really wanted? Because I thought it was clear he didn’t want it, and I wondered whether he was (inadvertently?) working on the kind of confidence-laden sales pitch he’d need to drum up business as Saul.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    But then they wouldn’t love him anymore, so that does not compute.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    I'm totally on board with you here, but not everyone agrees with that.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Nothing would change, because no matter how ironclad the evidence, Trump fans will simply refuse to believe it. Besides, haven't you heard? Only Demoncrats are pedophiles.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    Have they not already been replaced in some jurisdictions? Or are they the default everywhere?
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    From the Department of Ha Ha Haaaaa We're Totally Effed This November: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/an-11-year-old-changed-election-results-on-a-replica-florida-state-website-in-under-10-minutes
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Even worse: "It was the Democrats who were against the Civil Rights Act", "It was the Democrats who were behind lynching and the Jim Crow laws", "It was the Republicans who saved the Union during the Civil War". We've read that same idiocy here in this very forum.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    It will make him relatable.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    And that would have a similar effect as the Stormy Daniels-Karen McDougal situations—it will raise his esteem with his fans—although for different reasons.
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    8/13 @7:10 Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers

    Alcantara! Thanks, Cameron!
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    Wow, how did he get the Twitter handle @rsg? He must've been one of the first ones in. Impressive.
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    Bobby Higginson today

    I was at Higginson's three home run game at Tiger Stadium against the Mets in, what, 1997? It was part of his string of four home runs in four straight plate trips. Totally random because I was living out of town and happened to be in Detroit for a family thing. I was also at south side park for the series game in which he had two two-home-run games against the Sox. Sort of his last hurrah.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    He's the g****** President of the United f****** States. If you ignore his call, 3am or not, you might wake up with a nuke up your ***. 👿
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    Political Pot-pourri

    1 big thing: How tech fuels authoritarians Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios We always assumed technology and the naked transparency of social media would feed people’s taste for freedom and thirst for democracy. But right now, that assumption looks flawed: Technology might actually solidify the standing of despots and provide them with a new way to exert their power. Ian Bremmer — political scientist, president and founder of Eurasia Group, and author of "Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism" — recently unpacked this issue in a letter to clients, and he was kind enough to give me permission to share it. The backdrop: Through the Cold War and beyond, "the presumption was that the power of information — people with ideas — were ticking time bombs inside authoritarian regimes": That's why the Iron Curtain fell and the Soviet Union collapsed, why Tiananmen Square and the Arab Spring happened. But as Bremmer was rethinking that, the tipping point came in Syria: The Russian government "provided a few hundred programmers to work with the [Syrian] military, with the intention of surveilling citizen communications through text monitoring and social media and identifying exactly who was a threat to the regime." Today, President Bashar Assad has all but won the war. Why it matters: If "the world's most powerful authoritarian states can effectively marshal technologies that give them control over their people ... that's a much more geopolitically significant trade to keep favored despots in power than arms sales or even colonialism." Bremmer says changing technology makes him think differently about political stability in China: Advances "in facial recognition technology and big data possessed by [Chinese] authorities has dramatically reduced public demonstrations." When everyone is registered in a public database and the Chinese government "can immediately determine who is an enemy of the people, you get fewer self-proclaimed enemies pretty quickly." Be smart: Bremmer's takeaway isn't that authoritarianism wins. But more growing economies "will end up economically and politically (and eventually, militarily) aligning" with China — strengthening America's biggest rival.
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