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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #101 on: May 31, 2016, 02:43:44 PM »
I guess the Republicans are more for liberty this year with nominating that orange fella.  I would have thought Libertarians would like a gun show.   :D

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #102 on: May 31, 2016, 04:55:01 PM »
Popular vote has not picked the Prez in 1800 , 1824 , 1876 and 1888.

In 2000, Florida could have said themselves
or have had legally ruled by courts (~outside)
that they didn't have solid results to award.
Supremes jumped the gun on that regard.

Hastert would have had the tough decision of whether to
a) ... become Prez for that 1 vote and give up his seat and speakership
b1) ... keep seat/speakership, be not the Prez for the 1 vote, causing kick over to
b2) ... President Strom Thurmond via Pro Tempore for the 1 vote
b3) ... would good ol' Strom even remember the whole episode?

Then the 28 states would vote Bush prez anyway,
while the Senate goes 50/50 and the outgoing VPrez
gets to break the tie = VPrez Liebermann.

Ya rilly ... this isn't how that history is usually presented, so says my kitty avatar.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #103 on: May 31, 2016, 04:58:41 PM »
http://gawker.com/stripping-libertarian-candidate-exercises-right-to-bare-1779427600   :lol

Italy has had a few of those too.

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Uhh ... what are we  :love voting for ?
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #104 on: May 31, 2016, 11:01:02 PM »
This could be interesting: Stein has apparently made an offer to bernie to run on her ticket so he doesn't need to worry about rnning as a 3rd party guy.  And Bill Kristol will be pushing David French as an indie candidate as well.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #105 on: June 01, 2016, 04:03:25 PM »
 :)

Trump got endorsed by North Korea.

Glen Beck got suspended for having a "white patriot" suggest something, the secret service goes ape about, and agreeing with it.  Death panels you say?
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #106 on: June 01, 2016, 04:11:37 PM »
:)

Trump got endorsed by North Korea.
Oh my god... I thought this had to be a joke... until I googled it!  :o :twitch
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #107 on: June 01, 2016, 04:19:59 PM »
Weellllllllllllllllllllll ... technically NK flip-flopped
from their p.o.v. of just a few weeks ago.

They like what he's said about getting the
USA out of South Korea.  That makes sense.
Now whether DT meant what he said , or 
meant-what-he-said-at-that-moment pending
the usual circularcircularity.

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It is unprecedented.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #108 on: June 01, 2016, 06:58:00 PM »
China kind of half-assed endorsed him too.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2016, 04:09:38 PM »

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2016, 05:47:04 PM »
 :clap post # 12345 Bhu.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #111 on: June 06, 2016, 06:04:42 PM »
Looks like French has bowed out

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #112 on: June 07, 2016, 05:11:42 PM »
AP reported last night, some more of the supers went Hillary after Puerto Rico, so it's over. 
The headlines almost write themselves ("headlines").

SuperVirgins put Clinton On Top

VirginIslands love Clinton(s)

etc
Anyway, the vote today still matters.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #113 on: June 08, 2016, 01:01:36 AM »
theyre now saying it may take several days to declare california

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #114 on: June 09, 2016, 06:14:20 PM »
Welp, there goes my theory that Obama was opposing Clinton in the background.  Obama endorsed Clinton.

Too bad Obama, but I'll sink his legacy along with the Hilltanic if need be. I just hope this doesn't mean he'll get in the way of any FBI investigation. Speaking of which, superdelegate Comey needs to step it up. I don't want 4 years of indictments, impeachments, and gridlock while progressives die.

theyre now saying it may take several days to declare california

That's interesting, any word on this?  I need a little bit of good news, now that it seems we're locked into the bad future route.  Do I want the slow death or the quick death?
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #115 on: June 09, 2016, 06:26:19 PM »
Welp, there goes my theory that Obama was opposing Clinton in the background.  Obama endorsed Clinton.

Because clearly he should hand Trumpy the presidency by not even trusting his own party's chosen nomination? Really.

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Too bad Obama, but I'll sink his legacy along with the Hilltanic if need be. I just hope this doesn't mean he'll get in the way of any FBI investigation. Speaking of which, superdelegate Comey needs to step it up. I don't want 4 years of indictments, impeachments, and gridlock while progressives die.

Progressive: the most vague political label ever. @_@

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theyre now saying it may take several days to declare california

That's interesting, any word on this?  I need a little bit of good news, now that it seems we're locked into the bad future route.  Do I want the slow death or the quick death?

I think it's just because it has a lot of stuff that needs counting.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #116 on: June 09, 2016, 06:30:55 PM »
Normally, you may be right, though I will say that the primaries aren't over yet.  Still, seems clear cut right? 

The only thing is the FBI thing though.  I dunno, I think I'd hold off until everything is completed before I do endorsements.  Obama's done a lot of questionable stuff in the past which I gave him a pass for, because usually it was Republicans forcing his hand or blocking things, but no one forced him to endorse now.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #117 on: June 09, 2016, 08:41:18 PM »
The only thing is the FBI thing though.  I dunno, I think I'd hold off until everything is completed before I do endorsements.  Obama's done a lot of questionable stuff in the past which I gave him a pass for, because usually it was Republicans forcing his hand or blocking things, but no one forced him to endorse now.
Whatever your judgment on what should be done, the odds of an indictment seem spectacularly low to me.  I'd be willing to wager good money against it. 

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #118 on: June 09, 2016, 08:42:20 PM »
Welp, there goes my theory that Obama was opposing Clinton in the background.  Obama endorsed Clinton.

Too bad Obama, but I'll sink his legacy along with the Hilltanic if need be. I just hope this doesn't mean he'll get in the way of any FBI investigation. Speaking of which, superdelegate Comey needs to step it up. I don't want 4 years of indictments, impeachments, and gridlock while progressives die.

theyre now saying it may take several days to declare california

That's interesting, any word on this?  I need a little bit of good news, now that it seems we're locked into the bad future route.  Do I want the slow death or the quick death?

Was declared for Hillary next day, with the usual shenanigans of people being kicked off polls on dem side only, machines not working, polls not being opened etc.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #119 on: June 09, 2016, 09:20:52 PM »
As far as indictments, I don't think it's "if" so much as "how much".  This is going to be a RICO case for sure.  But I speak about recommendation for indictment.  The DoJ might sit on their ass and do nothing.  Wasn't sure if you thought there was a nothingburger here Unbeliever, or that there is stuff but justice won't be served.

Welp, there goes my theory that Obama was opposing Clinton in the background.  Obama endorsed Clinton.

Too bad Obama, but I'll sink his legacy along with the Hilltanic if need be. I just hope this doesn't mean he'll get in the way of any FBI investigation. Speaking of which, superdelegate Comey needs to step it up. I don't want 4 years of indictments, impeachments, and gridlock while progressives die.

theyre now saying it may take several days to declare california

That's interesting, any word on this?  I need a little bit of good news, now that it seems we're locked into the bad future route.  Do I want the slow death or the quick death?

Was declared for Hillary next day, with the usual shenanigans of people being kicked off polls on dem side only, machines not working, polls not being opened etc.

In the DC rally, Sanders mentioned they are still counting.  This goes in line with another thing I heard but couldn't confirm about them still counting.  Apparently, they tried to kill it by giving out provisional to everyone and their mother.  The other thing I found out is that things will basically be counting over the next month.
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