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  1. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I’m not surprised by the hire. The Angels are not an analytics-forward organization and Brad Ausmus is analytics-agnostic, has a handsome manager’s face, and experience winning with über-talented players (well, once at least), so it’s a logical match for that team.
  2. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    How about this!
  3. chasfh

    2018 Midterm Elections

    I think you’re right, that would horrify a lot of people. But I kind of wonder whether the unintended consequence they’re trying to avoid is to make it look cool to unengaged youngsters? I don’t know or think so, just wondering.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    I thought the urgent Luntzism was “leftist”, which sounds more insulting to my ears?
  5. Yeah, I don't know what they can do to recapture the magic, especially since the hot reporter is long gone.
  6. Well, we already hear conservatives railing against libs trying to get the vote for felons for no other possible reason than as a cynical ploy to boost their vote totals with morally illegitimate ballots, so ... it all comes out in the wash, amirite?
  7. I can see Roberts being a moderating influence. He did vote yes on upholding the ACA.
  8. chasfh

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Trump will definitely slam Khashoggi, probably sooner than later, and most likely in a rally setting. Bonus prediction: he will strongly imply that if Khashoggi had just kept his mouth shut, he'd be alive today.
  9. chasfh

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Agreed. And that fits their individual tastes, irrespective of the crowd.
  10. chasfh

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    That's great for your point that you take society into account when making your news choices, but that's your individual prerogative. I don't think there's a collective mandate for an entire consumer base to do the same, at least absent an educational campaign to do so. So if you're going to criticize news consumers for shirking their perceived responsibilities, then I believe you have to criticize them one at a time, on an individual basis, and not as a group, because they do not act as a group.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    A portable audio source and headphones will solve that problem.
  12. chasfh

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    I'd like to think so, too, but consumers are not a collective of like-minded people with shared interests acting as a group. They are a crowd of individuals with individual interests acting as individuals. When you consider buying or watching anything, do you ask yourself, "Should I really give in and watch this news network that I really want to even if it's not good for society if I do?" Neither do I. I watch whatever I want to because I want to. To insist that consumers have a responsibility to behave in the common good, especially when it comes to media choices, doesn't reflect an understanding of their basic makeup as a crowd of individuals. Wishing that a crowd of individuals would be better as a group, then expecting positive change as a result, is just not reasonable. For that crowd to change their ways, there has to be a concerted campaign of education over a period of time from some trusted source. That's why smoking cigarettes isn't considered to be desirable anymore. Consumers didn't just decide that on their own. They had to be educated about it. If they are educated en masse that news media is bad for society, and they buy into it like they eventually did with cigarettes, usage will begin to decline, just like with cigarettes. Careful what you wish for, though, because who knows what would replace it.
  13. chasfh

    2018 Midterm Elections

    And it's pretty obvious white racists will respond way more favorably to this spot than ordinary black folks will.
  14. chasfh

    2018 Midterm Elections

    From the Department of Give The Devil His Due: Holy s***, this is good sloganeering. This might make a difference.
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