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  1. MLB 2016: Win for Vin

    Last night, in his last game in the Bronx, David Ortiz got a standing O and a leather-bound book of letters from past Yankees. I don't think it's possible to use the word "classy" in an un-ironic way in this thread, so I'll simply say that's a very elegant and thoughtful gesture on the part of the Yankee organization.
  2. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    Well I'm pretty sure that's at least where laws get chiseled onto those nice stone tablets that these Southern judges want to put in front of courthouses everywhere, right? My comment wasn't just about the Supreme Court, but the large number of federal judgeships a President will have to fill. Some have been vacant for years under Obama, and with a Republican Senate (which I think is likely if Trump actually wins) will helpfully pack those courts with judges who are... more lenient on states and businesses and rich bastards who want to restrict journalists or sue news organizations out of existence (as Trump's enthusiastic backer Peter Thiel has done). But pray explain how my comment betrayed a lack of understanding of how the Supreme Court works?
  3. NFL 2016 Week 3/4: The Darkness Peers Back

    I would hope it's because of that, and hopefully an awareness of how much the league uses up its players for profit. I don't watch it the same way any more. I don't glorify the hits like I used to. I haven't let my son watch football (he's watched baseball and tries to swing paper towel tubes like David Ortiz). Richard Sherman put a really good post on the Players' Tribune: http://www.theplayerstribune.com/richard-sherman-nfl-player-relationship-pov-video/ He's right. I sports-hate Richard Sherman but I am glad he is out there speaking his mind.
  4. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    Trump has signaled his loathing of journalists and wishes there were some more expedient way to shut them up if he doesn't like what they write. Think a Republican Congress would stop him from getting those kinds of judges?
  5. NFL 2016 Week 3/4: The Darkness Peers Back

    Flipped through Bengals-Dolphins during channel surfing tonight. Ugly. The mediocre beating up on the incompetent.
  6. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    You have already put more thought in it than most Trump fans. They don't want an actual small government because "small government" is Reaganite code for "government that only helps white Christians."
  7. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    Reporter Katy Tur, who has been personally shushed and singled out by Trump and who once needed Secret Service protection from troglodytes at Trump rallies, tweeted yesterday that Trump's spoiled monster children are upset with campaign leadership because they think it's hurting business. That tweet was apparently so inaccurate that spoiled monster Trump personally tweeted back to deny it: http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/trump-kids-cant-seem-to-figure-out-why-their-shitty-fat-1787198675#_ga=1.247685250.48213616.1458398168 Jesus, this guy. I've met Third World rich people who were so overprivileged and the society around them so sheltered that they never learned basic social patterns that the rest of us have to figure out in childhood. People who never learned to be competent adults or even how to deal with not getting your way. Trump is like that. He has no idea how his dumb bloviating flailing-about looks to people who aren't yes-men and flatterers. What the fuck where did this spoiler tag come from? I fucking hate the mobile site.
  8. MLB 2016: Win for Vin

    Cheers! It does feel like more is right in the world when the rivalry is competitive and both teams are doing well.
  9. MLB 2016: Win for Vin

    Very gracious, thank you -- unless you are trying to jinx them. At least you have Gary Sanchez...
  10. MLB 2016: Win for Vin

    This is one of the most fucked up things I've seen in baseball. Red Sox up 3-0 on the Yankees in the bottom of the ninth. Word comes in that Baltimore beat Toronto so the Sox win the AL East before Kimbrel throws a pitch. Kimbrel walks three straight, including one to score, his relief gives up a grand slam to Texeira, and the Yankees celebrate in the middle of the field as the division winners slink off. Now seeing a somewhat awkward champagne celebration, the most sheepish donning of goggles ever. Who's going to screw up a playoff series for the Red Sox? Price, Kimbrel, Farrell? Each of them is a more likely goat than Buchholz, which is amazing.
  11. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    I am personally uninterested in his affairs, but I want people to ask the sold-out religious charlatans backing him, like Jerry Falwell Jr, about their decision to ally with a proudly unrepentant moral degenerate. Of course they won't really address it, but my fucking God these assholes need to squirm.
  12. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    It's about a compulsive need for dominance and a horrifying appetite for cruelty. Whether it's Hillary Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell, John McCain, the Khan family, or even putative allies like Chris Christie, Trump cannot resist these casual attacks. Even if I didn't find his policies (such that they are) horrific, I just don't want my son and our friends' children to grow up in a country with such an example of leadership. Somewhat relatedly, Trump's son Qusay, I mean Eric, is very proud that his dad "took the high road" and refrained from mentioning Bill Clinton's affairs. What a rotten brood of dead-eyed sociopaths Trump's domestic staff has raised. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/eric-trump-proud-bill-clinton-debate
  13. NFL 2016 Week 3/4: The Darkness Peers Back

    JJ Watt has re-injured his back and is probably out for the rest of the season: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17655910/jj-watt-houston-texans-likely-headed-ir-reinjuring-back The AFC South is going to be won by a 7-9 team.
  14. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    Anyone else wonder why Trump keeps bringing up Rosie O'Donnell in debates? He's been stewing a grudge against her for a decade because she called him out on all his bullshit ten years ago: http://www.vox.com/culture/2016/9/27/13072666/donald-trump-rosie-odonnell-feud-debate-explained I've never been particularly a fan of Rosie O'Donnell but she was a decade ahead of almost everyone else. This is the ur-text of Trump takedowns.
  15. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon

    Trump was so offended by Clinton bringing up that Miss Universe that he fat-shamed, he went on Fox and Friends this morning to... complain about how much weight she'd gained. Do you think even the dim and callow propagandists who host that show might have sensed that they were helping him double down on a mistake?