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The Marquis de Leech

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  • Birthday 12/15/1982

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  1. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    George H.W. Bush has just died.
  2. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Except that no-one will vote for or against Trump based off the economy*. They'll vote for or against him based on the fact that it's Donald Trump. *Short of another Great Recession.
  3. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Agreed. I have no great love for the Republican Party, but I really don't think it's healthy for the country to basically sort itself into a collection of "Democrat Free Zones" or "Republican Free Zones". I remember thinking at the time that this midterm wasn't one country swinging in a particular direction, but rather two countries swinging in opposite directions. That's mitigated somewhat as the count has continued, but it's still an uneasy situation.
  4. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Between California at 45-8 Democratic in the the House, New York 21-6 Democratic, and New England at 22-0 Democratic, regional polarisation is getting insane. (Oh, and there is now only one split state legislature in the entire country - Minnesota).
  5. The Marquis de Leech

    Watership Down

    General Woundwort would be among my top ten villains in fantasy.
  6. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    I'm guessing this is less about overcoming the veto, and more about the tax-raising implications?
  7. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    The Florida Panhandle was heavily Republican to start with. Honestly, lumping Florida in with Mississippi and Alabama is ludicrous.
  8. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    I definitely agree that the Beto-for-President thing is overblown. He'd make a good VP option, but a failed Senate run and three terms in the House does not strike me as a great resume for the top role. Maybe give him some time, let him actually hold a prominent office, before shunting him into a Presidential nomination? Writing off Biden, Sanders, and Warren on age grounds is a bit odd given that Trump himself will be 74 on election day 2020.
  9. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Florida is many things, but it is not ruby red. Especially with Amendment 4 passing.
  10. The Marquis de Leech

    Dutch man sues to change his legal age

    Hello, Socrates.
  11. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    That, or they're Accelerationists.
  12. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    538 on the undervoting in Broward County: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/something-looks-weird-in-broward-county-heres-what-we-know-about-a-possible-florida-recount/ That is indeed one ugly ballot paper.
  13. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Party like it's 2000?
  14. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    The Republicans will use *any* Democratic leader as a boogeyman. It's what they do, and anyone voting Republican because of Pelosi was always going to vote Republican. Pelosi was a highly competent Speaker. The real issues a decade ago were Harry Reid and the Senate.
  15. The Marquis de Leech

    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    On the Senate front, I'm looking at it this way: it was a rough night. But it would have been Armageddon under President Hillary Clinton.
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