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fiche
Discussion: WINTER STORM WARNING for Monday 12/2

As always, thank you to Max and WxNut2.0 - the weather gurus. 

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mrincredible
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

nohero said:

The Disney Party would have won, if third-party Hanna Barbera's candidate Yogi Bear hadn't drawn away votes.

 Curse those extremist Hanna Barberians and their demands for free pick-a-nick baskets for everyone.

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annielou
Discussion: Who Has Worse Voice, Dylan or Leonard Cohen?

Never placed them in a “singer” category at all. Poets.

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kthnry
Discussion: WINTER STORM WARNING for Monday 12/2

Snow-blowers are nowhere near as irritating as leaf-blowers, and they're important for public safety, unlike leaf-blowers. I would never complain about a snow-blower at any hour, especially if the owner did my sidewalks as well.

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Formerlyjerseyjack
Discussion: Apple Watch --- Junk

conandrob240 said:

What? It’s an incredibly good product. I’m sure you need to learn to use it better. I’ve never had mine send out an SOS in years of use (and banging around). We’re you disabled in the ditch and unable to call for help? It doesn’t just call for help at every bang and fall.

 First of all, read the original post.

2nd., I have an emergency signal beacon that I carry with me when I am hiking or on a road trip. If I were to be stuck in the ditch and unable to extract myself, I would have deployed that device. It works anywhere on the globe as long as it has access to open sky.

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PVW
Discussion: Impeachment Thread - Do NOT Mess With Speaker Pelosi

Smedley said:

PVW said:

Smedley said:

DaveSchmidt said:

Smedley said:

Dismissing the censure option because Trump wouldn't give a rat's --- about an admonishment implies that he does give a rat's --- about impeachment. But something tells me he's not crying on his orange-stained pillow every night. 

Who — Trump, his administration, Congress, voters, future presidents, anyone else — do you think would give a rat’s *** about censure?

 Voters could care about it, at least as much as an impeachment that fails to remove Trump from office.  

I guess I'm just highly skeptical about the impeachment endgame. The most likely scenario, by far, is that Trump is impeached in the House and the Senate leaves him in office. It remains to be seen what happens from there in the court of public opinion, but of course Trump will aim to use impeachment to his advantage as a rallying cry -- yes I'm unfairly aggrieved and persecuted, look the libs pressed the nuclear button and I still came out on top, the do-nothing Dems failed again, ready for four more years of winning? The MAGA crowd will eat that stuff up.

So to me it's a very plausible endgame is that impeachment fires up the R side more than the D side and hands Trump re-election. I think many impeachment proponents are being cavalier about this scenario. If it comes true, academic arguments about the deterrence factor of impeachment will be cold comfort.  

 Wouldn't the exact same thing have happened with censure? It seems like this argument boils down to saying Democrats should never take any action against Trump because it'll just fire up Republicans? I don't know how Democrats will do in 2020, but I'm skeptical that a political strategy built around trying to avoid triggering Republicans is likely to be more successful than their current one.

 I don't think so. Censure is not the nuclear option, impeachment is. Censure doesn't elicit the same visceral reaction that impeachment does. And a censure would have had a better chance of drawing some Republican support.  

 I guess that's where we disagree. I don't see any reason to believe Republicans would have been more likely to support censure.

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jimmurphy
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

Klinker said:

 sigh.....

It’s a cult. 

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marylago
Discussion: WINTER STORM WARNING for Monday 12/2

sac said:

fiche said:

As always, thank you to Max and WxNut2.0 - the weather gurus. 

 Yes!!!

 Absolutely! Thanks! Youse guys are the best!

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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: WINTER STORM WARNING for Monday 12/2

Let the record show mammabear knows what’s what.

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