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  1. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    I phrased it unclearly, but that's what I meant -- firing Manafort is the final triumph of "let Donald be Donald." I think I made the point before, but it's amazing that Manafort could polish a turd like Yanukovich and get cooperation from the Marcoses and Mobutus of the world, but Trump was too much for him. Yesterday both Eric Trump and Corey Lewandowski talked about how Manafort was going to be a "distraction" -- which indicates to me that the Ukrainian lobbying escapades are a big part of Manafort's firing. Good. Fuck that guy.
  2. NFL 2016 Offseason: THIS Is The Year!

    It's all of a piece. Now that Goodell's authority to do whatever the fuck he wants on player discipline has been upheld, he's going to use it. And he's shown that he comes down hardest on failure to respect his authoritah. Besides, if you were going to thank me... wouldn't that have been bringing it up?
  3. NFL 2016 Offseason: THIS Is The Year!

    What's the problem? I'm glad repeated violators of the drug policy can get reduced sentences on appeal. It's not like he did something really awful, like being generally aware of a conspiracy to deflate balls that weren't deflated.
  4. NFL 2016 Offseason: THIS Is The Year!

    They're too busy chasing real villains, like the guys who won't cooperate with the league investigation into the Al Jazeera PED story. A domestic abuser is terrible, of course, but they have to concentrate on the sick monsters who flout Goodell's authority.
  5. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Well, it's nice that this topic has run the gamut from discussing imagined people's theoretical stances on child porn to debating the advisability of dropping a child rape accusation in a national debate.
  6. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Stupid quote system. Looks like Paul Manafort is resigning from the Trump campaign. I imagine this is continuing development of Trump's decision to keep being an asshole all the time, but I also wonder if there's some heat to the scrutiny on his Ukrainian profiteering and the pretty explosive charge about him engineering protests against American troops in Crimea. I hope Manafort's past catches up with him and he dies in grinding poverty and infamy, and sees everyone he loved turn against him. Too much to ask, I know.
  7. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Hiring the best people!
  8. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    I'm guessing the elevation of a Breitbart hack spells the end of any attempt to "pivot" to presidential behavior. Also assume Trump will skip at least one of the scheduled debates, if not all three. But I wonder if Manafort's Russian ties have anything to do with his demotion. His shady history with Ukraine in particular seems to get worse by the day: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/paul-manafort-undisclosed-foreign-lobbying-ap
  9. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    I'm okay with Trump's vetting plan as long as he has to take the test, and gets waterboarded to ensure honest answers.
  10. U.S. Politics: The Bipartisan Dismemberment of the VA

    A later CNN story reveals a little more about how Trump's group got stuck in there, and how they were to blame for the rally getting so big that the fire marshal had to intervene: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/10/politics/donald-trump-elevator-colorado-fire-marshals/ So, to recap: 1. Trump campaign agrees on attendance cap with fire department. 2. Trump campaign distributes too many tickets to rally 3. Trump's entourage or SS detail misuses an elevator bypass key, gets stuck 4. Fire department rescues Trump from elevator 5. Trump goes on stage and insults the fire marshal for enforcing agreed-upon attendance limit, implies he's a Democrat out to sabotage him In other words, just another day in the unbound and paradoxically stupid life of a flaming moronic shitheel that happens to be the Republican Party's choice for President.
  11. But I was so looking forward to the half-dozen other vaguely considered fantasy series you lazily and inappropriately spammed Gen Chat about and never followed up on.
  12. US elections - may the polls be ever in your favor

    Manafort and his cronies like Roger Stone are legitimately evil. I don't use the word lightly.
  13. US elections - may the polls be ever in your favor

    Armed white nationalists who are primed to expect voter fraud at the polls: what could go wrong?
  14. US elections - may the polls be ever in your favor

    We'll get at least one of these a week for the rest of the election.
  15. US elections - may the polls be ever in your favor

    Stupid quotes. It's sad to me that Rubio's fetid primary campaign and transparently craven maneuvering have not doomed him already.