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Martell Spy

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  1. It looks like Kim Schrier is winning to hold her seat in Washington's 8th, but it's not called yet. She was my rep last time, but I can't vote for her now as I moved out of the district. There was a lot of media talk here that Schrier would lose and that has not happened (Also lots of even stupider chatter that Patty Murray would lose the senate seat, and of course that didn't happen) And a real surprise, Perez has a slight lead in Washington's 3rd. That could still go either way though.
  2. South Dakota votes to expand Medicaid https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/09/south-dakota-expand-medicaid-health-care-coverage-midterms-00065911
  3. Outcry as Republican Nikki Haley says Raphael Warnock should be ‘deported’ Comments from former South Carolina governor and UN envoy, seen as a potential 2024 candidate, draw widespread criticism https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/07/republican-nikki-haley-raphael-warnock-deported
  4. Even if you want to see U.S. prisoners severely punished (which I don't agree with) U.S. prisons are already horrible. If that's the mission, then mission is accomplished. There's a growing trend, often in conservatives states of charging and over-charging for all sorts of needed things like toothpaste and phone-calls. Charging them rent for their cell is another growing trend. All This combines with ultra-low wages to make prisoner's lives truly miserable. And while the victims of crimes are often used as the reason to punish prisoners ever-more harshly, the American conservatives pushing for all this have ulterior motives. Both racism and an ideology of punishing any mistakes to the maximum. (This extends outside the prisons, so if someone can't pay the rent, well fuck that person, throw them into the streets. And then criminalize being in the streets and get that person into the prisons)
  5. Exclusive: DOJ mulling potential special counsel if Trump runs in 2024 https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/03/politics/doj-trump-investigation-expansion-special-counsel/index.html
  6. Clarence did vow revenge on liberals. People thought this meant something like overturning Roe. Apparently that isn't enough revenge for him and he won't stop until an American Putin is put into power. He's deranged and has lost it every bit as much as the guy that put his feet up on Pelosi's desk.
  7. As Election Day approaches, Trump-DeSantis 2024 rivalry seeps into the public https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/30/politics/donald-trump-ron-desantis-2024-rivalry/index.html
  8. Also on the ballot, Oregon is trying to make healthcare a human right. Which if it passes this will probably spread to Washington and California. A local Republican leader complained that it contains no funding for healthcare. So I imagine he is getting on with funding it.
  9. Live by the hammer and you get nailed. Live by the cock...
  10. Yep. Another suicide bomber sent out by Republicans to do the dirty work.
  11. On Musk/Twitter I'd just wait to see how it plays out over months. Because the man just utters bullshit constantly. He's promised both free speech and recently not to turn Twitter into a hellscape. In other words he's promised puppies and candy and sunshine for 100 percent of America.
  12. Took this from the canon page. I'm glad this article calls out Princess Leia for her speciesism in calling Chewbacca a walking carpet. Speciesism https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Xenophobia Effects on aliens Bodach'i slaves on Kerev Doi The Rebellion's response Rebel Alliance poster highlighting the plight of the Wookiees
  13. The Empire isn't a monolith and also has hypocrisy. But that doesn't mean the alien racism isn't there and present in their systems of rewards/punishments. It's been a long time since I read the Timothy Zahn books, but I'm pretty sure this was addressed in regards to Thrawn. His presence as a high level alien officer of the Empire was pretty damn conspicuous. Thrawn might even pop up in this series. I haven't heard anything, but I think it's possible.
  14. A lens of empathy’: disability advocates on John Fetterman and leadership https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/27/john-fetterman-senate-debate-disability-advocates
  15. It's not just that Democrats are being held up to impossible standards in regards to breaking norms, it's not a possible goal to stop norms from being broken. In the Garland case it's not just that the norm was broken, but that it's forever broken. There's no chance a political party will again hold back Senate rules for maximum political benefit in regards to the SC ever again. Yes, leading to polarization. And it's all McConnell's fault. I think what some people want to see is Democrats only break norms after the Republicans have already done so and taken the political benefits. Also, packing the Supreme Court is not violating a norm. It's been done multiple times. Unlike say, the storming of Congress. I believe that is a genuine first.
  16. I think that's deliberate. It's a "privilege" to be chosen for this labor, so only humans.
  17. I upgraded specifically to play Starfield. Then they went and delayed it. However, I was surprised at how fast I can load up and get into the Store or a game. It's actually been a big benefit as I have limited time to play on work nights. Been playing Stellaris a ton.
  18. Trump to hold rally in Florida with Rubio — but not DeSantis The apparent snub angered some people within DeSantis’ orbit, who complained that the Florida governor’s team was not informed of the rally prior. https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/26/trump-rally-florida-rubio-desantis-00063698
  19. Dr. Oz’s awful answer on abortion https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/26/politics/oz-abortion-debate-pennsylvania-senate/index.html
  20. Curtis Yarvin wants American democracy toppled. He has some prominent Republican fans. The New Right blogger has been cited by Blake Masters and J.D. Vance. What exactly is he advocating? By Andrew [email protected] Oct 24, 2 https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/23373795/curtis-yarvin-neoreaction-redpill-moldbug
  21. Steve Bannon Sentenced To 4 Months In Prison For Defying House Jan. 6 Subpoena https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/10/21/steve-bannon-sentenced-to-4-months-in-prison-for-defying-house-jan-6-subpoena/?sh=2a36bc614b84
  22. I think the point of Syril is to comment on housing inequality in the West and the plight of millennials. Forced to return home and not only be berated by the Baby Boomer parent, but then having to rely on help to find new work. I don't see spoilers in the title, so I'll tag the rest of this.
  23. Well to quote Bill Cutting, "Thank God. I die a true American."
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