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  1. A Horse Named Stranger

    UK Politics: This Country is Going to the Moggs

    No, I don't think that's what broke the camel's back. Did she make any new friends with that stunt? No, most certainly not, but I think this was more seen for it was, a pretty desperate move. This FT's Robert Preston's take on it. I think that in combination with May telling Varadkar, that there won't be a solution for the Irish border at the october meeting may indeed have been the final straw. Like I said a few pages ago, we have effectively run out of grass to kick the Irish border issue into, and May has apparently tried to do just that. Interesting times, indeed.
  2. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Remain in Europe

    That was a surprisingly interesting and quite a good game, as much as it pains me to say that.
  3. A Horse Named Stranger

    UK Politics: This Country is Going to the Moggs

    On the bigger picture. I mean, we all know that chequers plan was dead on conception, and never gonna get accepted. However, I was really surprised that Tusk and Macron would shoot it down publicly the way they did. I thought they'd give May some sort of encouraging words on her way to the party conference. Any prediction on what's gonna happen there, now? And are now definately closer to the no-deal territory or will May find that magical solution to the Irish border, without magical thinking?
  4. A Horse Named Stranger

    U.S. Politics: Next-ennials vs stamps

    So you'd prefer four more years of twitler, and silent prayers that RBG outlives those, too. Unless you have strong evidence of Bloomberg being a cannibal with a special taste for toddlers meat, I can see no possible reality in which he would be a worse choice than Twitler or Pence.
  5. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Well, Vertonghen got lucky (and he did not have a superior German referee, obviously), while one of the assistants caught Ronaldo in the act. So I don't really see your point there, unless you are suggesting anything below the Vertonghen threshold merits a red card? Anyway, kudos to referee team who saw what was happening a fair bit away from active play, and it was probably the first time one of those goal line assistants actually saw and did something correctly in a game.
  6. A Horse Named Stranger

    U.S. Politics: Next-ennials vs stamps

    I think it depends on how our hypothetical nominee told the story. Again, if you have venture into the darkest depths of the old man'S club logic. Just go there, with some cigars and whiskey, and get into the mood. As a teenager, I was at a party and met this attractive but fairly drunk young lady. [implication: a slut and to some degree at fault]. As I had a drink myself, I was trying to get intimate with her. You know, boys will be boys. *laughter* And I don't think, that would be the end of a supreme court nomination in the 19th century. It's not a particularly pleasent place or thought, but I think you are a bit over romanticizing the moral standards/integrity of the 19th century gentlemen. That uderlying ideas of those old boys club, with their contempt for women, must have come from somewhere. And I don't think they are 1970s or 1980s products (as much as I despise the 80s on a cultural level).
  7. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Remain in Europe

    I think he misread your post (so did I initially). Instead of, "I never said, that if he had scratched, it wouldn't be a red card" I also read. "I never said that. If he had scratched him, it wouldn't be a red card." I just assume @baxus has made the same mistake.
  8. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Remain in Europe

    German TV had lip readers for the officials apparently. They figured it was: he pulled the player up by his hair (or something like that)
  9. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Worse. The Naldo one sucked for Schalke, but you could objectively see why it was given (arms not at the body). The one against Mbabu, well, his arms were already close to his body and it was from a rather short distance.
  10. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Nah, Crynaldo was pulling at his opponent hair, so no way that one gets overturned. You were saying?
  11. A Horse Named Stranger

    U.S. Politics: Next-ennials vs stamps

    Be that as it may, but do you think the behvaiour of Kavanaugh shown at the party would've been a deal breaker for a historic nomination? As for the qualification bit, I'd put that down as a design error of the SCOTUS and the political system of the US in general. Two party system + life time appointments, what could go wrong?
  12. A Horse Named Stranger

    U.S. Politics: Next-ennials vs stamps

    I'll only start to believe it, when Cruz is really out. We are still talking about Texas. In all seriousness, I doubt that is true. It wasn't true for Clarence Thomas, and it most likely wasn't true in previous eras (depending on how you define eras), It's just worth remembering, that women did not have a right to vote for that many "eras". So, do you think it would've been a huge issue of a supreme court nominee in the 19th century? I am pretty sure even first half 20th century, you'd see that Mad Men old boys club at work, too. Just more blatanly. You can reasonably make a case of the sad fact, that the old boys club is still alive and kicking these days.
  13. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Remain in Europe

    There would be so many inappropriate jokes, if he were still at Chelsea.
  14. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    It's still early in the season, so I am curious whether this TUchel - PSG marriage is gonna work out. But I think, there needs to be a visible improvement by december. Otherwise I can see Tuchel really just spending only one season at PSG.
  15. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    Guess, we won't see the obligatory Firmino is shite post from Soylent, today. :)
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