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    09-21-2020, 08:19 PM
    How many would it take before the Senate couldn't do any more work due to the show they put on for each candidate? That's where I want to get to.
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    09-21-2020, 12:44 PM
    There's no longer any need for mandatory needle punctures. Scientists are working on vaccines that spread like a disease. Basically, you vaccinate individuals and then send them out to churches, bars, raves, sporting events, concerts, and so forth to spread the vaccine. But if you socially distance and wear a mask, you won't have to worry about contracting the vaccine.
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    09-20-2020, 10:46 AM
    How can you tell when a Republican is lying?
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    09-19-2020, 12:15 PM
    Thanks for that. It's spot on. This isn't about being principled, or even consistent. It's about the exercise of political power. Political power is easier to identify when the other side is not being principled or consistent - such as when the Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act by a simple majority rather than constraining themselves to the cloture rules necessary to pass the Senate. But, if what you say is true, then I guess the obvious follow-on question is, "When is the time to play fair and/or be magnanimous?" ... we are Americans after all; and back in the 1950's when I was growing up, that's one of the things we prided ourselves on. Pragmatically, of course, we never were magnanimous nor fair - but we at least pretended to be.
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    09-19-2020, 10:36 AM
    If donations are any indication of enthusiasm, then democratic enthusiasm is rising. Everyone's probably already seen this (it was posted on Drudge) Democratic donations skyrocket after death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    09-19-2020, 08:56 AM
    Is anyone else reading between the lines on this? High-level Republicans are admitting they have little chance of maintaining the Presidency and Senate in the upcoming election. If they maintain the Presidency, then Trump simply makes his nomination in the new term. If they maintain the Senate, then the Senate will either confirm Trump's nominee or stomp on Biden's nominee.
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    09-18-2020, 11:07 AM
    I wouldn't tempt them - the State has a lot of experience with that. They have large, phallic-shaped Q-tips for just that purpose. Do you prefer flesh-tone, black or glow-in-the-dark?
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    09-18-2020, 08:50 AM
    My father died of a heart attack (that's the cause listed). His heart condition was pushed over the edge by Sepsis. And the Sepsis was brought on by Septicemia The Septicemia resulted from a blocked intestine that the doctors failed to recognize. And the blocked intestine came about due to a congenital abnormality that caused the intestine to twist on itself and seal off like a sausage due to the forces of a skydiving accident. So, yeah, he died of a heart attack. But that comorbidity wouldn't have been tipped over the edge without the long string of conditions mentioned. And so it is with COVID-19. It kills the old and the otherwise weakened by tipping their comorbidities over the edge. Now the gunshot and auto accident victims being counted as COVID-19 deaths ... there you've probably got an argument to stand on. Though even in those cases, the victims may have survived if they had been completely healthy rather than possessing comorbidities exacerbated by COVID-19 (it's pretty much a judgement call by the medical pros).
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    09-17-2020, 11:04 AM
    ‘SNL’: Jim Carrey Set To Play Joe Biden It looks like Carrey is booked for the entire season: so either they expect Biden to win, or that he'll pull a "What Happened" book tour like Hillary did. I'm a bit disappointed. I think that Carrey is too energetic and bombastic to play Biden. I was hoping they'd go back to Woody Harrelson: https://youtu.be/lgA0fjztqaQ?t=170 https://youtu.be/y8EQFhj8ca4?t=184 https://youtu.be/VNjZHZ7kpM0?t=405
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    09-12-2020, 07:31 PM
    That's the area of the country where I grew up. Fort William Henry (the one that is set ablaze during the French and Indian Wars in "Last Of The Mohicans") is located at the South end of the 22 mile long lake. We routinely swam from the West shore to the East and back. My sister still takes the Polar Bear Plunge there every New Years Day. There's really no part of the lake where it would be difficult to swim to shore. And if you don't have the swimming skills, then why the hell aren't you wearing a life preserver? Oh, I know, it was one of those cases where the guy thought that a life preserver was an infringement upon his liberty. Darwin award! Probably some idiot from New York City used to swimming in a public pool with a life guard. It's a shame he didn't go another 30 miles north. Champ could have taken care of him.
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    09-12-2020, 02:34 PM
    Inspiration for a Girls Wearing Masks thread?
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    09-11-2020, 11:22 AM
    There's something about the way libertarian brains are wired that forces them to see conspiracy in the most mundane of events, I'm sure of it. Paging Brian4Liberty to suggest that maybe a "Conspiracy Theory" Forum is in order. Or maybe we should just have a "Conspiracy Theory of the Week" poll to see which one(s) of the many proposed that we want to run with. Plus rep to the first poster able to get within Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon on this one.
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    09-05-2020, 09:45 AM
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    09-04-2020, 03:36 PM
    I think the quote that Patrick Henry should be most remembered and admired for is, "I smell a rat!"
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    09-03-2020, 02:15 PM
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    09-03-2020, 01:06 PM
    Well, that's your opinion, as well as the opinion of many others. I honestly don't have any facts to either substantiate it or refute it. I don't recall that there was much heated opposition to the original law - the one that allowed judicial discretion in cases of penile-vaginal intercourse under the same age boundaries. To me, this bill just seems like an attempt to bring statutory homosexual rape into alignment with statutory heterosexual rape. The existing law provides no leeway w/r to inclusion on the sex offenders reisitry for those convicted of underage homosexual acts. In the case of a conviction on statutory homosexual rape, then one or both consensual participants to the sex act are going on the sex offenders registry. Whereas, the judge has the leeway not to do so in a case where the only difference is that it was a case of penile-vaginal intercourse. There are a lot of social conservatives that would like to see the law remain as it is - because they think that all homosexual acts should result in those committing them being placed on the sex offenders registry. So to them, the existing status quo allows just that; and they're willing to misrepresent the bill to build opposition to it among those who don't check the facts out. My own opposition is with the original law, because it gives discretion to judges - and I've never been terribly impressed with judges. Given two identical cases, a judge could provide two different outcomes simply because he doesn't like one defendant. Worse yet, a case could receive different outcomes dependent upon which local judge presides over it. I understand what the intent of the original law was: local judges probably have a better understanding of the local sexual mores of a given community in which they live than do state legislators from a distant part of the state. But if the bar is set differently from community to community within a state, then why should there be a state-wide law rather than a local one? That's where the discretion of the judge comes into play - which is what disturbs me. Most judges are going to treat a 24-14 age gap differently than a 27-17 age gap. Most judges are not going to put two 14 year-olds on the sex offenders registry and have it follow them through their lives. Most judges are not going to put an 18 year old who's engaged to a 17 year old on the registry, but the law allows that judge to do just that. And what about the 27 year old engaged to the 17 year old who were caught going at it in the back seat of an Impala at Lookout Point? And what about a minor that's emancipated? The permutations that really aren't that bad are endless.
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