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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #520 on: May 17, 2018, 11:39:40 AM »
Even if it passed somehow it will get vetoed.

I expect this to become a midterms topic.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #521 on: May 17, 2018, 12:25:50 PM »
The whole wording on that article has me confused since I haven't kept up with the debate. Did they vote against or for net neutrality?
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #522 on: May 17, 2018, 01:02:27 PM »
The whole wording on that article has me confused since I haven't kept up with the debate. Did they vote against or for net neutrality?

The FCC voted to change the net neutrality rules by removing them.

The senate passed a measure to repeal the FCC's change, thus keeping Net Neutrality in place.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #523 on: May 17, 2018, 02:50:53 PM »
Which Trump will likely not endorse, making net neutrality not a thing?
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #524 on: May 17, 2018, 03:35:00 PM »
Which Trump will likely not endorse, making net neutrality not a thing?

Exactly.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #525 on: May 17, 2018, 11:25:39 PM »
Which Trump will likely not endorse, making net neutrality not a thing?
If its associated with Obama in any way, he's agin' it.  Which is why he puts catsup on his well done steaks.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #526 on: November 03, 2018, 10:30:50 AM »


Get ready.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #527 on: November 03, 2018, 10:34:47 AM »
Well, that couldn't be phrased more ominously.
Still short tempered.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #528 on: November 03, 2018, 02:33:25 PM »
Uh-huh.

538 has it :
84% chance Dems retake the House
84% chance Repubs retain the Senate
and a 70% chance Hillary defeats Trump ...

So get out and Vote.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #529 on: November 03, 2018, 03:27:00 PM »
Though they have an interesting feature covering that the 15% chance (in both cases) is actually contingent on a massive polling error, rather than simply being within the expected range of outcomes.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #530 on: November 04, 2018, 05:31:24 AM »


Mudada.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #531 on: November 05, 2018, 04:45:16 AM »


I'm burning up!
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #532 on: November 05, 2018, 04:41:54 PM »
T minus 25 hours, 'til the results start rolling in.


My US senate is a 15 point margin.  Governor is ~20.  US House is probably 30+, but it's a new ungerrymandered district.  State House + Senate are 30 to 40.  The first place and second place guys are nearly assumed.

The us senate race is the most national related, hence the most accurate polling.  I've looked for at least one race, to vote 3rd party, since I started voting.  This one loses about half of the normal Libertarian votes to Trump (i.e. Paleos are Paleos  :pout regardless of fancying up the language/philosophy) ... so I'm voting for that guy, for the most impact of my vote, knowing full well ahead of time he'll lose.

Should be lots of national action, with the California seats making the final difference in the House.
Popcorn time.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #533 on: November 06, 2018, 07:01:40 AM »
GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #534 on: November 06, 2018, 04:23:06 PM »
I voted.

I guinea-pigged myself to use the new handicap voting machine ; which the poll workers are fine with, they don't know how to use them otherwise.
Paper in try #1 = error.
Paper in try #2 = error (just so we're straight, I can put paper into slot, even my kitty avatar can do that)
Paper in try #3 = contact election official
Election guy presses button saying :  "Let's try this."  (indicating he's taking a shot in the dark)
Paper in try #4 = good to go
Election guy says :  "I don't know what happened."
So I vote.
I press "Done"
Machine goes into processing ballot mode.
Processing ballot symbol pops up, rotates quarters like a clock.
Processing ballot symbol stays up.
5 minutes go by.
Election guy says :  "It's done this before."
---> indicating that no, someone had actually used it before, and they didn't really need a guinea-pig, but clearly they (all) needed the practice
Machine throws error code, different category from earlier.
Election guy says :  "It should spit the ballot out."
X minutes go by.
---> no good patriotic deed goes unpunished right?
Machine spits out paper.
Machine didn't tabulate vote, at all, it's blank.
Election guy goes :  "Huh?"
---> indicating that something happened they didn't cover in training (not that that could possibly have made a difference)
"I guess you can vote the traditional way."
"Sounds good to me."
I vote.
I get my "I Voted" sticker.
I chat with election guy for a while.
5 minutes go by.
Woman says Hi to me.
I have no recollection who this is.
I identify myself, to speed things along.
She knows someone in common 2 steps removed, from a long long time ago.
Blah blah blah.
Hey Thor, where'd this Valkyrie come from ?!
I had a crush on her when I was 10.

I have a sly smile on my face right now.
---> indicating don't just stand there, bust a move, if you want it, you got it baby

By far the sexiest vote I've ever cast.
I'm distracted, what were you saying ...
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #535 on: November 07, 2018, 01:15:16 AM »
i'm glad the house flipped, the 2 anti-gerrymandering and 1 slavery exemption ban initiatives passed, and a gay Dem beat a hardcore Repub.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #536 on: November 07, 2018, 01:32:05 AM »
Michigan gets legal weed, so there's that.. I've heard it goes into effect Jan 1st...
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #537 on: November 07, 2018, 02:11:24 AM »
several of my good friends are delighted by that. i hope they use some of the funds to fix their roads.... they are horrendous
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #538 on: November 07, 2018, 01:41:02 PM »
Now, if only Kemp had paid for abusing his position as Secretary of State to mess with the election.
Still short tempered.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #539 on: November 07, 2018, 03:12:05 PM »
that was a tragedy
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