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

    Clinton's getting better at this, and in Reno she delivered what might be the best speech of her campaign. She painted a very clear picture that this election is not about Democrats vs. Republicans; it's between normal and unhinged. There shouldn't be any doubt about the right choice. Of course, since Hillary Clinton doesn't act like a mom or girlfriend, there's plenty of doubt.
  2. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    And yet she'll probably still vote for him, because Hillary. Seriously, after however-many months of this guy's bigotry and mockery and lies, I have no patience with any sentence that begins, "Trump may be bad, but Hillary."
  3. Nitpicking: The Next Generation

    This week on Nitpicking: The Next Generation, a high point of the season--and the series so far--as Data's personhood is put on trial. Actual science fiction!
  4. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    To carry Pennsylvania, a Republican must typically do very well in the Philadelphia suburbs to offset the tremendous Democratic turnout in the city itself, plus Pittsburgh, Scranton, and their satellite areas. With Clinton polling 40 points ahead of Trump in those 'burbs, The Donald will have to rely upon an alternate strategy. Just what that strategy might be is anyone's guess, and I doubt that Trump has even asked the question.
  5. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Omar Mateen was born in the United States and thus would have never been subject to these absurd questions even if asking them of immigrants were official policy. Also, if we're to implement a policy that undermines everything this nation is supposed to stand for, let's not try to lay the blame on some asshole with easy access to guns and a hatred for gay people.
  6. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Hear, hear! Americans are supposed to think that free speech is not a privilege just for members of the club, but rights that people of every nationality should enjoy. Yes, I am watching this as well. Tempting as it is to sit on an advantage, sometimes you have to press that advantage. Clinton has no lack of cash, and if she can go on the offensive, I'm all for it. If the numbers in Georgia and Arizona really go against her she has time to scale back and focus once more on VA, OH and PA.
  7. Nitpicking: The Next Generation

    This week on Nitpicking: The Next Generation, we see the Federation at its racist worst when Riker joins, and somehow manages not to offend, a Klingon crew.
  8. US elections - may the polls be ever in your favor

    Exactly how many judges were prevented from assuming office because of this obstructionism? Because I think there'd have to be quite a few to match the Republican antics of a) blockading the DC court; and b ) stonewalling the president on the Scalia replacement.
  9. US Elections -- The Wrath of Khan

    Except most poli sci types agree that "swing voters" don't decide elections; turning out your base does. I'm not sure if Trump will do that more for himself or for Clinton, though. (I'm guessing Clinton but we'll soon find out.)
  10. Nitpicking: The Next Generation

    On this week's Nitpicking: The Next Generation, in an episode that initially flirts with actual science fiction, the transporter is revealed to be a magical cure-all device, a fact that will immediately be forgotten.
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  13. US Elections -- The Wrath of Khan

    I think someone needs a hug. DanteGabriel, hug Swordfish, please.
  14. US Elections -- The Wrath of Khan

    So Clinton should alienate powerful people? Call me a sellout if you will, but it seems to me that you don't get much done in the way of policy without working with everyone of power. It's nice to fantasize about flipping off the wealthy and creating a socialist utopia, but in the real world rich people have influence, and it's better to have them inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.
  15. US Elections -- The Wrath of Khan

    I've come to accept that Republican voters will accept any deviation from conservative orthodoxy as long as it is accompanied by open hostility towards people of color.