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  1. I saw this over the weekend and I'm going to have to see a repeat viewing to confirm this, but I'm pretty sure I liked it better than the first one. The GotG franchise has been probably my favorite Marvel franchise so far. Capt. America: Winter Soldier and The Avengers were hands down more technically proficient films, and had better pacing, but as I said in my initial review of GotG, these films are infused with heart. The opening scene of GotG with Peter and his mom, and then the "We are Groot" sequence really had me tearing up, which I'd never done before during a Marvel movie. And GotGv2 surpassed even that, when Peter , when and finally when . Oh and the . This movie brought the feels even more than the first one, and the movie ended up being even funnier, which I was not expecting, although I agree that it didn't feel as fresh and surprising as the 1st film.
  2. Cool, thanks for the info. In that case we'll probably skip the IMAX.
  3. The problem with Maher is that the only delivery he uses for his comedy is "smarmy asshole". A lot of the time that works and the jokes are funny, but the rest of the time they fall flat and they'd be better if he could change his delivery. And I really don't get why he has such a hard-on against space exploration. Btw, he had John Kasich on his show. Kasich has been everywhere recently promoting his book. You heard it here first: Kasich will either challenge Trump in a primary challenge in 2020 or will mount a 3rd party run to siphon votes away from Trump to make sure he loses.
  4. Yeah IMAX 3d...I've only seen two movies I thought that the extra price of the IMAX was worth it...Avatar and Gravity.
  5. Just a question: going to see this tonight and wondering if it's worth it going to see it in IMAX. We're trying to decide between IMAX or going to a theater that serves alcohol and food during the movie.
  6. The former cop who killed Jordan Edwards has been charged with murder. It also appears that this former cop had been involved in an off-duty incident involving his weapon when a woman rear-ended him over Easter weekend and he pulled his weapon on her. How the fuck was this asshole still on active duty after an incident like that?
  7. At what point, however, does the evolving understanding of violence, and the broadening of the umbrella of legal repercussions, start infringing on people's free speech?
  8. Probably a dumb question, but is there any strategic value to Democratic Senators not filibustering this bill f from the start and forcing Republicans to actually re-write the House version and maybe forcing any vulnerable senators (Jeff Flake and Dean Heller for example) to vote no on it?
  9. AHCA passes 217-213.
  10. Exemption fix passed, AHCA will most likely pass, kegs of beer being rolled in for celebration preparations.
  11. Voting has begun on the fix to the Congressional exemption. By the way and for the record, the ACA did NOT have a congressional exemption.
  12. Irrelevant. There being no baseline for comparison, not allowing public review, and a hurried vote to avoid CBO scoring and bad optics are what is under discussion. If you want to throw bombs from the sidelines about the ACA, which has been discussed ad nauseam on this board, to distract from the bill actually under discussion, that's your prerogative.
  13. If that's the case, then you're just throwing out non-sequiturs by bringing up the CBO scoring of the ACA. The statement that was made was that we have no idea how this bill will affect the American people, and your response was: "well, but the ACA". So the ACA scoring had some inaccuracies. So it's difficult to completely accurately score something with so many moving parts. But at least we had a baseline to work with on the ACA. We don't have such a baseline here. That was the point being made.
  14. Because that's what a fuck-ton of Americans will be reduced to if this thing passes. Please continue.
  15. There have been multiple amendments to the plan since the last CBO score.