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by JasonL
Today, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1104
Views: 53262

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Ahh their answer to that is that Page was already known as an FBI informant who delivered the goods on Buryakov so the interest predating was they already were using him and FISA was required to do what they wanted to do so why use Steele dossier if it was such an easy hurdle?
by JasonL
Today, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1104
Views: 53262

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

There is a story members of the right believe that goes like - Clinton and her campaign coordinated with the sitting president to create the Steele report, pitch it do the feds and ram it through FISA review to secure monitoring rights in as they'd put it clear violation of all normal rules of evide...
by JasonL
Today, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1104
Views: 53262

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

OMG republicans are stupid. They are going to take this win and set it on fire by re circling on Hillary Clinton yet again.
by JasonL
Today, 10:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 106
Views: 4243

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

In my framework stupid populism is actually redundant. Populism is stupid. I would accept stupid vs. galactically stupid.
by JasonL
Today, 09:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 106
Views: 4243

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

It's a shitty populist vision for this populist moment. If it persists, possibly globally, I will be more and more Nicole inclined over time. My general view has been that the power of stuff moving forward and the effects of economic growth and the billions of people not starving anymore and the hed...
by JasonL
Today, 09:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1104
Views: 53262

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I mean his National Security Advisor and campaign manager went to jail for it, so it's not like there wasn't extremely suspicious going on. Also, Mueller did end up determine that Russians interfered with the election, which was up for debate before the investigation began and was being denied by m...
by JasonL
Today, 09:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1104
Views: 53262

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

The charge had to be incendiary enough to keep the investigation going because special prosecutors and so on don't do "looks weird lets fish forever" unless there's some Big Thing that may be at the end of it. I'm fine with the investigation but I think Pelosi and some others knew this all along. It...
by JasonL
Today, 00:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1104
Views: 53262

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

My take was that if it came down to obstruction it was already a failed effort.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1104
Views: 53262

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

As of now it’s a pile of meh tho right? There doesn’t seem to be anything explosive. I feel like I can already hear engineers moving goalposts all across the land.
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 21:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1322
Views: 40432

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Nobody even in theory has a platform that accommodates restraint. It’s a full on race for spending.
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 20:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 235
Views: 13227

Re: MARCH MADNESS

They all kids and don’t have shooters. Can be beaten by shooters. But - they are really tall.
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 20:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1322
Views: 40432

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Add up green new deal and recalculate.
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 20:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Even right there you had to hedge by changing the standard from the what country mice want to liberty when we both know that’s not in play. GWB is a rural win and trump is absolutely a rural win - the guy who gave lip service to flyover won. But that’s not really the argument - it empowers country m...
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 19:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1322
Views: 40432

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

The argument now is magnitude of that approach.
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 19:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Nobody on any side has ever said that their preferred structures bulletproof to bad outcomes except whoever the fucking retard is Thoreau has debates with in his head. Trump is not a refutation of the concern because the concern is not nothing bad can happen ever.
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 14:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 235
Views: 13227

Re: MARCH MADNESS

So Wofford's star player just broke the NCAA career 3-point record. Sure it's in the Southern Conference, but this just pushed their win streak to 31. But that star's name is Fletcher Magee. The alumni page has been celebrating him all season, and I can't help but hear his name in 1920s baseball an...
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 10:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

i do genuinely think we'd see a slew of voter suppression elements rise up, particularly on those edge cases like the florida felon repayment requirement (e.g. not sure if that's illegal under FL law or just immoral vis a vis giving a right then taking it away bc people are cunts) This is what I me...
by JasonL
22 Mar 2019, 07:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I don’t find the senate unfair. I don’t find compelling an idea like if the House wants a thing to pass it’s more fair to constituents than if the senate wants a different outcome because the House is Real Democracy. There’s a system that has some democratic elements and other republican elements. D...
by JasonL
21 Mar 2019, 23:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

It’s a bit like being earnest about federalism. We would all eyeroll somewhat.

ETA and I brought that up only because Thoreau keeps making the argument that it obviously wouldn’t really help donkeys because look trump. I’m saying make that argument if you wish but donkeys don’t believe it.
by JasonL
21 Mar 2019, 23:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 235
Views: 13227

Re: MARCH MADNESS

That Ja Morant kid from dad alma mater Murray State is a legit monster. Like NBA top shelf monster. If he gets a three look out.
by JasonL
21 Mar 2019, 21:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 62289

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

There should be very few (but nonzero) things that 51% gets to ram down the throats of 49% and the more people subject to that single vote the worse the abomination.
by JasonL
21 Mar 2019, 20:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

To be clear I think advocates here are sincere in valuing a thing I don’t. I think that’s ... not the case in general.
by JasonL
21 Mar 2019, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

When people talk about federalism ...
by JasonL
21 Mar 2019, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Also - this thing where don’t worry it totally won’t have the effect conservatives worry about - I’d like to put liberals supporting pv on the truth serum there. We all know they think it helps them right?
by JasonL
21 Mar 2019, 19:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 9261

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

And Trump is the refutation of pretty much every pro-EC argument. "Bulwark against a demagogue." Um, the most demagogic president in at least a few generations won the EC while losing the popular vote. "Three wolves and two sheep voting on lunch." This is the guy who thinks Presidents can order com...