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    Here's this from Medal of Freedom winner, Rush...

    Here's this from Medal of Freedom winner, Rush Limbaugh:

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    I don't think 1 in 5 people who get the common cold need hospitalization.
  3. Thread: Tweets

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  5. It's not Lent, and daveman hasn't given up lying.

    It's not Lent, and daveman hasn't given up lying.
  6. Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email

    And why?

    In related news, Trump is getting his revenge on the intelligence community by installing one of his favorite trolls as acting DNI.
  7. What part of that article you linked says...

    What part of that article you linked says anything about any interference on the part of past presidents?
  8. Okay, doofus....

    Okay, doofus.
  9. https://media2.giphy.com/media/Awhu4emf1ucFy/giphy...

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/Awhu4emf1ucFy/giphy.gif?cid=790b761153b147fb58c1baa9d5921c967b401961acbd446a&rid=giphy.gif
  10. Okay, doofus.

    Okay, doofus.
  11. Also, "LA COUNTRY" did not go for Bush in 2004...

    Also, "LA COUNTRY" did not go for Bush in 2004, you fucking idiot.
  12. No, you moron. This thread is about an interstate...

    No, you moron. This thread is about an interstate compact that involves states giving all their electoral votes to the presidential candidate that wins the national popular vote. Hence, in 2004...
  13. So I'm an idiot if I don't acquiesce to the lie...

    So I'm an idiot if I don't acquiesce to the lie you told about me?

    It's Trumpists that are interfering in the normal processes to aid Trump allies and punish Trump enemies. And you applaud that.
  14. Here's the context. You said this: And I...

    Here's the context. You said this:




    And I replied:



    And you said this:
  15. Do you even know who Blagojevich is?

    Do you even know who Blagojevich is?
  16. https://media2.giphy.com/media/z00JKZLBb8gYE/giphy...

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  17. Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich, pardons Bernie Kerik

    Today's exercise in swamp draining: lifting the punishments for some prominent examples of government corruption. I wonder what sort of message Trump is sending with this?

    I remember you folks...
  18. Your canned response is off the mark. Nobody is...

    Your canned response is off the mark. Nobody is claiming any guaranteed result. I'm just debunking that idiotic meme you posted.



    The fact that you think Los Angeles County election results are...
  19. Thread: Tweets

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    1229578067644948480 That's a real quote, not...

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    That's a real quote, not fake. As if that matters.
  20. Blah, blah blah DEMOCRATS blah blah blah THE LEFT

    Blah, blah blah DEMOCRATS blah blah blah THE LEFT
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    Just to give a little perspective, on that heat...

    Just to give a little perspective, on that heat map page it lists countries and regions in order from most cases to least. And there amidst the list of countries, is this single boat in second place....
  22. In related news, More than 2,000 former...

    In related news,

    More than 2,000 former prosecutors, other DOJ officials call on AG Barr to resign

    Ho hum.
  23. Judges' association calls emergency meeting in wake of Stone sentencing reversal

    Any guesses as to when is the last time they did this?
  24. Okay, doofus.

    Okay, doofus.
  25. That's not what the founders set up. You were...

    That's not what the founders set up. You were talking about what the founders set up, and now you're on to this.
  26. Why don't you ever retaliate sensible arguments...

    Why don't you ever retaliate sensible arguments with sensible arguments?
  27. Claiming that presidential election by majority...

    Claiming that presidential election by majority vote is "pure democracy" is bullshit.
  28. I'd like to see it discussed without the...

    I'd like to see it discussed without the bullshit. Claiming presidents are elected by a majority of states is wrong. Once it's pointed out that this is wrong, if you continue to stick to that claim,...
  29. Okay, doofus.

    Okay, doofus.
  30. In 2016, the popular vote in California went...

    In 2016, the popular vote in California went 61.7% for Clinton and 31.6% for Trump. What does that do to your simplistic calculations?
  31. If you're gonna talk about what the founders set...

    If you're gonna talk about what the founders set up, then there shouldn't even be a presidential candidate on your ballot. You should have some local guys' names on your ballot, so you can vote for...
  32. http://www.notpolitical.info/forums/showthread.php...

    http://www.notpolitical.info/forums/showthread.php?14251-Virginia-House-passes-bill-to-give-electoral-votes-to-popular-vote-winner&p=198902#post198902



    Okay, doofus.
  33. That's a plurality, not a majority.

    That's a plurality, not a majority.
  34. Lest we forget after all the spin. This isn't...

    Lest we forget after all the spin. This isn't unclear, and it's not ambiguous. It's just wrong.
  35. For one thing, everyone in those states who...

    For one thing, everyone in those states who didn't vote for that state's winner has their vote essentially erased. If the state goes 51-49%, it's electoral votes go 100-0%. If you're in a safe state,...
  36. Now you're being dishonest. Mark said it's not...

    Now you're being dishonest. Mark said it's not the majority of population, it's the majority of states. Only after strenuous attempts to muddy the water, and you're forced to acknowledge "majority of...
  37. Yes. Duh.

    Yes. Duh.
  38. You're wrong. If this were in effect in 2004, all...

    You're wrong. If this were in effect in 2004, all of Los Angeles County's electoral votes would have gone to Bush. FYI, he was the Republican.
  39. Okay, doofus. 12 states out of 50 can make up...

    Okay, doofus.

    12 states out of 50 can make up your so-called "majority of states".
  40. Where did he answer my question?

    Where did he answer my question?
  41. Thread: Tweets

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    As an experiment, I changed my Twitter settings...

    As an experiment, I changed my Twitter settings to not show sensitive images. Alongside that setting, there is a setting to automatically mark any image I post as potentially sensitive.
    ...
  42. You're a doofus. Not the doofus. Doofuses abound.

    You're a doofus. Not the doofus. Doofuses abound.
  43. If it's weighted by population, it's not a...

    If it's weighted by population, it's not a majority of states, but you knew that.

    Given the current assignment of electoral college votes, you can make what el duffe calls "the majority of states"...
  44. Thread: Tweets

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    Is there some part of "you've chosen" that...

    Is there some part of "you've chosen" that escapes your meager grasp? D.S. Ragsdale has chosen to have certain material blocked. Twitter is honoring D.S. Ragsdale's choices. If they assume D.S....
  45. What part of his response explains why some...

    What part of his response explains why some states have more electoral votes than others? Exact quote, please. None of your paraphrasing.

    Here's his response:
  46. I know you guys are accustomed to putting...

    I know you guys are accustomed to putting half-formed thoughts into poorly worded responses and relying on friendly "you know what I mean" interpretations to cover how wrong you are. But what,...
  47. Okay, doofus.

    Okay, doofus.
  48. You didn't answer the question, doofus.

    You didn't answer the question, doofus.
  49. Ballot initiatives are direct democracy. Elected...

    Ballot initiatives are direct democracy. Elected officers are representative democracy (aka republic). Mob rule is when the general population makes governing decisions (aka direct democracy). A...
  50. Then why do some state get more electoral votes...

    Then why do some state get more electoral votes than others? Something about population, perhaps?

    Why bind the electoral votes to popular election results? That's not what the founders envisioned.
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    Yeah, sure. You were real gracious. Go fuck...

    Yeah, sure. You were real gracious.

    Go fuck yourself, Banhammer Benito.
  53. Does Florida select a governor by popular vote? I...

    Does Florida select a governor by popular vote? I mean, they could break it down by county, or district, right? But, no, they use the popular vote. Does that make Florida's executive branch "mob...
  54. Why would they need an agreement (compact)...

    Why would they need an agreement (compact) between states for that?
  55. Smugglers use 'camouflage' ladders to cross...

    Smugglers use 'camouflage' ladders to cross border wall

    Perhaps the quickest way around a billion-dollar wall is over it.

    Smugglers in JuŠrez have engineered camouflage hook-and-ladders made of...
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    Yes, of course. You and your weird Trump...

    Yes, of course. You and your weird Trump defensiveness had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Just an impartial observer, you. No angry interaction preceded this entirely dispassionate administrative...
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    Iron boot. Very Trumpy.

    Iron boot. Very Trumpy.
  58. Thread: Tweets

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    WTF? Yesterday it looked like it was leveling...

    WTF? Yesterday it looked like it was leveling off.

    https://i.ibb.co/BLDvHMx/Actual.png

    https://i.ibb.co/9cRXpwX/Increasee.png
  60. That sounds so much like a scene from one of...

    That sounds so much like a scene from one of those alien possession movies where one of the possessed tells the remaining human how they'll be so much happier and how all their petty grievances will...
  61. Thread: Animals

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    From an astronaut recently returned to the...

    From an astronaut recently returned to the surface:
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    Were those medal of honor winners in the White...

    Were those medal of honor winners in the White House with him? Kelly was. Were they in Ranger School with him? They're passing along hearsay, and irrelevant hearsay at that.
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    YoU wiN tHE thREad!!1!

    YoU wiN tHE thREad!!1!
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    The character assassination and hearsay? We're...

    The character assassination and hearsay? We're going to accuse him of bad behavior in Ranger School to justify sliming his NSC performance? That's horseshit. I'll take Gen. Kelly's assessment over...
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    1227986937652350976 Now the Trumpsters are...

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    Now the Trumpsters are told to hate John Kelly. Place your bets on how that works out.

    Someone will be along shortly to point out that he didn't actually use the actual word...
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    I linked to the video. She smeared the guy. If...

    I linked to the video. She smeared the guy. If you want to argue over the word "espionage" (that John Yoo applied) I don't give a shit.

    Oh, but Yoo backpedaled and said it was the Ukrainians...
  67. If every candidate that you marked on your ballot...

    If every candidate that you marked on your ballot has been eliminated, your ballot is considered "exhausted" and no longer counted (aside from the numbers in the loser columns).
  68. Having an open primary means that Republicans can...

    Having an open primary means that Republicans can vote for spoilers in the Democratic primary and vice versa. The type of voting system used does not change this. You can argue that having multiple...
  69. To the argument that RCV is too complicated, I...

    To the argument that RCV is too complicated, I say the voter can make it as simple as they like. Nothing says you have to use all of the choices it allows. If you prefer the simplicity of one single...
  70. A caucus involves spending all day getting your...

    A caucus involves spending all day getting your vote cast on one single race. Comparing RCV to a caucus is more confusing than enlightening. And bringing voter ID into it is just diversion.
  71. Thread: Tweets

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6prr2MIHE0Q

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6prr2MIHE0Q
  72. Thread: Tweets

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    Frank Zappa did it first....

    Frank Zappa did it first.
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    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
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    Some might call this bullshit.

    Some might call this bullshit.
  75. Okay, I'll explain the spoiler effect. ...

    Okay, I'll explain the spoiler effect.

    Suppose you have a Libertarian candidate that you really like, a Republican candidate that you're okay with, and a Democratic candidate that you detest....
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    And how would that support his sliming of...

    And how would that support his sliming of Vindman?


    Okay, doofus.


    She and John Yoo accused him of espionage. You can watch the video at that link. Use your actual eyes and ears. :rolleyes:
  77. I don't know what you mean by parliamentary-like,...

    I don't know what you mean by parliamentary-like, but it isn't caucus-like.

    It certainly doesn't mean we'd have a prime minister.
  78. Why Ranked-Choice Voting Is Having a Moment

    More at the link.

    I believe the most important value of RCV would come from using it in the general election (as opposed to primaries). I think it would give third parties a greater opportunity,...
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    What can you provide? Info-wars conspiracy...

    What can you provide? Info-wars conspiracy nonsense? 4-chan agitprop?

    I would never have to choose between supporting you and supporting your cult leader because you would never disagree with your...
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    You can't. Given a choice between supporting an...

    You can't. Given a choice between supporting an honorable veteran and supporting Commander Bonespurs, you go with the cult every time.
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    You wanna show some evidence for these smears?

    You wanna show some evidence for these smears?
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    You're a moron and your off-topic demand is...

    You're a moron and your off-topic demand is pointless.


    You mean like whites-only lunch counters? No, I don't think they should be able to do that.
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    Okay, doofus.

    Okay, doofus.
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    You're aware that 2018 already happened, right?

    You're aware that 2018 already happened, right?
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    The internet is a big place and "the left" is a...

    The internet is a big place and "the left" is a wide selection. You can find people who make all sort of odd claims. It's still very weird for you to swerve from electoral college to that.
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    You're being very weird.

    You're being very weird.
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    Partly to get slave states on board, and partly...

    Partly to get slave states on board, and partly because communication was limited in those days and they didn't think voters in every state would know enough about the presidential candidates. So...
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    Having democratically elected representatives is...

    Having democratically elected representatives is not the same thing as direct democracy.

    But, since you raise the specter of direct democracy, I remember a few states had so-called religious...
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    It's not everyone whose mind leaps to the first...

    It's not everyone whose mind leaps to the first lady when the topic of conversation is ISIS performing FGM. But there you were. Very respectable.
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    You can't imagine. Okay. ...

    You can't imagine. Okay.

    http://www.notpolitical.info/forums/showthread.php?999-Meet-Sergei-Shpilko&p=11142#post11142
    ...
  91. It's probably just a cartographic symbol.

    It's probably just a cartographic symbol.
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    Not to mention the DoJ...

    Not to mention the DoJ and Rudy's documentary.
    But I think they'll wait until Joe suspends his campaign.
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    I felt fine the whole time man!!

    I felt fine the whole time man!!
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    I'm gonna use you as my friendliness and...

    I'm gonna use you as my friendliness and graciousness exemplar.
  95. Thread: Animals

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    1226737716014067712 You need the sound on to...

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    You need the sound on to fully appreciate this.
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    You have the stupidest bullshit filter I've ever...

    You have the stupidest bullshit filter I've ever heard of. You should maybe weigh the evidence offered by both sides, but no, just some squishy "cut of his jib" idiocy.
  97. Here's the first application I've seen: ...

    Here's the first application I've seen:



    Here's a copy of the letter: https://claremontindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Legal-letter-Claremont-College-2-3-20.pdf

    It targets a...
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    1226347594013605889 1226388651954884612 The...

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    The whole thread there is worth a look.
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    You sure love to prove Billy right.

    You sure love to prove Billy right.
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