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  1. I just put the old thread at 21 pages... Hill GOP support grows for Trump emergency declaration
  2. Looking at the respective education systems to apply how the current political leaders in each country would handle each others' intractable problems is rather baseless.
  3. PEW has a new poll out on the shutdown. Almost in response to @IheartIheartTesla query yesterday, they measured the approval of how both Trump and the Congressional GOP is handling the shutdown. Trump is at 61-36 disapprove, while the GOP Congress is at 60-36 disapprove, so, virtually no difference in the overall numbers. However, while 53 "strongly" disapprove of Trump's handling, only 40% strongly disapprove of GOP Congress. OTOH, 23% strongly approve of Trump's handling while only 12% strongly approve of the GOP Congress', so this just seems to reflect the fact respondents unsurprisingly have stronger feelings on Trump than the GOP Congress. Another interesting item the poll included was whether making concessions to end the shutdown was acceptable based on how the respondent feels about funding the wall. Among those that oppose expanding the wall, only 11% view it as acceptable to include any funding for the wall. Among those the favor expanding the wall, 27% view it as acceptable to not include funding for the border wall.
  4. Well, Pelosi already invited him basically immediately upon being sworn in as Speaker. Seems like both basic common decency and prudent politics to ask him to agree to delay it, rather than disinvite him and then "tell" him. Good to see the Quinnipiac poll replicates the trend, but I cited the original poll on Sunday. Keep up!
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Man I didn't think I'd get such serious pushback from a smartass joke. I went to a pretty damn good school - although it was public. We had trips - to Quebec, DC, Gettysburg, and Cape Cod. Never heard of any overseas trip, including from friends at both of the private schools in my area.
  6. So, you're saying it'll be like Mr. Burns' diseases? Uh oh:
  7. Trying to measure a direct effect of shutdowns on elections that happen (at least) months later is a fool's errand anyway. The 95-96 shutdowns happened 11 months before Clinton's reelection. The 2013 shutdown happened 13 months before the 2014 midterms. This one will be even further away from a major election. Nobody really has any idea what impact they have on elections.
  8. Judging by this thread, I'm pretty sure Tulsi Gabbard bears some of the blame.
  9. First, there's absolutely no evidence that such "small things" accumulate. Second, well, maybe if Dems did not stereotypically hand-wring that your constant concerns seem to exemplify, they wouldn't lose so much. Shutdowns are generally a pox on both houses. That doesn't mean the Dems should blink - as long as Trump's numbers continue to drop as well (meaning the Dems maintain a significant advantage). Ironically, it be tougher to pass an override vote in the House in such an instance.
  10. Surprised to see Magnussen is actually a month older than me (33) - cuz yeah, he definitely looks younger. Still, it's set in 1967, which means Tony should be 7 or 8. I can't see Ralph being that much older.
  11. Yeah, every roll I've seen Stoll in he projects far too much confidence for Junior. Need someone that comes off as insecure (under a thin veneer of tough guy). What I like about the premise is it seems to be centered on something entirely tangential to the mob rather than focused on the DiMeo/Soprano family. Ralph is established as a contemporary of Tony (he missed out on taking down the Feech La Manna card game in which Tony and Jackie made their names). Therefore, he should be far too young.
  12. I think May should resign under the conditions the media agrees to stop making May Day/Mayhem puns. A compromise we can all get behind.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Seriously. It like to know what the hell kind of "school trip" / summer vacation entails most of the class touring Europe? Apparently I should have went to high school in Queens. Also, I literally lol'd when Gyllenhaal emerged in that cape. Gonna take me awhile to get on board with that.
  14. Yeah saw this yesterday and I'm totally on board with Bernthal and Farmiga as Johnny Boy and Livia. Sounds like great casting to me. Also certainly like Corey Stoll - and similarly have no idea who he could be. Maybe he could be a young Carmine? That's the best I got. Don't know the Magnussen kid. ETA: I guess Stoll could play Junior - he's got the bald thing going on - but I don't think he fits the personality.
  15. My point was calling out SCOTUS in such a way - basically arguing they have no justification for overturning his decision - is a great strategy to piss them off, and in the process motivate SCOTUS to overturn his decision. If conservative justices are worried about looking massively hypocritical, they chose the wrong career path. This sounds a lot more like an argument for the Dems to hold the line than sharing Ty's concerns that Trump can somehow turn the tables on the Dems regarding the blame game and/or that the Dems will eventually need to offer Trump some face-saving gesture to resolve the shutdown.
  16. Clearly, all the blame towards the right is being directed at Trump. That's a good thing, not a bad thing. Saw it, didn't post. Don't like how he directly challenged Gorsuch in his opinion. Historically not a good strategy for a lower-court judge.
  17. I don't know about every poll, but the CNN one that came out over the weekend didn't have Congressional Republicans as an option - it was Trump, Dem Congress, or both. The WaPo/ABC poll over the weekend grouped Trump and Congressional Republicans into one choice.
  18. I swear you're like an over-worrying mother with this shutdown. Trump's oval office address had no impact, nor did him staging a walk out of a meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, but a handful of Blue Dogs turning down lunch is going to?
  19. DMC

    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Ah. That was pretty much my argument as well.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Considering the title is the two most popular superheroes ever, BvS clearly underperformed domestically - which, granted, it made up for worldwide. And it's lack of legs/huge drop-off indicates the public rejected it.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Yeah if anything, Nolan's trilogy earned DC some good faith with the public. That's how I remember it going into Man of Steel. Of course, then the public saw Man of Steel.
  22. Presumably it had a lot to do with Adam Warlock.
  23. Yeah considering how long these "phases" have lasted thus far and Fiege's recent comments on integrating the X-men, I find it hard to believe they'll wait an entire phase before at least starting to insert them.
  24. This thread has clarified things: Star Wars needs to be integrated into the MCU.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Gotcha, sounds cool. Yeah I almost want to rewatch it just to see that. I missed the best part of that damnable movie!
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