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  • Commented on A serious question
    A metapolitical observation about werewolves etc., which I'd be interested to see comments on here. (1) Vampires really got big time in America during and after the 2008 Recession, as Wall Street was drinking the blood of Main Street in...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    1652 and 54: As long as Republicans *and Democrats* control the Senate, single payer is probably not happening. The great majority of Democratic Senators and Representatives, like Ms. Klobuchar, may want to tinker with Obamacare a bit, but do not...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    1647: Coronavirus is scary because it's highly infectious, but the death rate from it is rather low, Worse than an ordinary flu, but considerably less than SARS, to say nothing of Ebola. The grand worldwide panic over Coronavirus is probably...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    1624: Warren/Sanders? Unthinkable, Sanders would laugh at the idea, goes against all traditional ticket balancing, and he definitely wants to win. Be it noted that of all the candidates left, she is the one who does worst in a matchup...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    114: Whitroth, whaddyaknow, once upon a time we were neighbors. My old man headed the Jimmy Carter for Prez campaign in Fairfax County in 1980. Yeah, Virginia has gone quite blue with all the ex-northern federal government employees dominating Northern...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    1045: That's right, people will vote their money. Those who have it, even if they don't like Trump, will often hold their noses and vote for him in suburbia due to the economy lookin' good for those who have it....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    1035: Not the case. Yes, there are the cultists, but that's only about half his supporters. As is evidenced by the fact that half of all Trump supporters were in favor of more witnesses being allowed for the impeachment hearings....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Actually, the communists made a *very* serious effort to get imbedded among farmworkers, then as now mostly Latino, in the 1930s. The biggest farm strike in American history was led by the "red" farmworkers union, the 1933 cotton strike. Steinbeck's...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    998: this is true about the Central Valley, but only because it's sort of the American equivalent of Arabian oil sheikdoms. The majority of the actual population are the "illegal alien" farmworkers who are the true basis of California's economy,...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    223: Impeachment was a foregone conclusion because impeachment is a political not a judicial matter, and the American public simply didn't consider the charges he was charged with as important enough to get really interested in. Which is exactly why...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Well, Iran, after three days of denialism, decided to do the wise thing and fess up. Much egg on their face, street demos against the regime. (And a bit of egg on mine, I should have stuck to my usual...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Charlie: My first thought was that this was just Boeing again, but this model ain't the bad one, I've heard it claimed it actually has a very good safety record. I was basing my looking towards conspiracies, something I don't...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Very well played by Iran I must say. Whether they were *trying* to do a missile strike close enough to US soldiers to put in a serious scare, but not kill anyone, or it was just a happy accident, it...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    BTW, one thing nobody gets is just how stupid this was in *Iranian* politics. He was the most popular politician in Iran, a war hero with an 83% poll approval rating with an image of being a man of the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    277: As for Harris, speaking as a Californian let me tell you that all the bad things so well and effectively said vs. Harris by the politically late and unlamented Tulsi were 100% accurate, which is why she was unable...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    267 She isn't unpopular, she is just less popular than Biden and Sanders, and more popular than Trump or Buttigieg. Her electoral difficulties are because she is perceived as the candidate of progressive suburbia, whereas Sanders and even Biden are...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    218: The whole Trump tax return thing is a scam, which the Democrats want to do to make Trump look bad. But I don't think they actually want them released, which would just make it a nine day wonder to...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    201: Scott, you don't understand McConnell's game at all, which is no secret, he's been quite public about it. McConnell unlike Trump is a smart politician. Not call witnesses? Of course he'll call witnesses. First witnesses to be called will...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    This truly was incredibly stupid even from Trump's own viewpoint. Presumably he did it to distract attention from the impeachment brou ha ha. Whatever for? The Demos have talked themselves into a corner. They are refusing to forward the impeachment...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    1261: Refuted my argument? Your "refutation" was so feeble that I did you the courtesy of thinking you didn't even believe it yourself. Apparently I was wrong. As for referenda being different than elections, of course. Deriving from that that...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    1264: The right wing Argentine junta wanting the Falkland islands, to which I suppose they had a decent claim to, was a "fascist attack on the British people"? Humorous. As for the Falklands, I believe in self-determination for the majority...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    1248: Your claim that the election results don't tell anyone anything about what the results of a referendum on Brexit would have been, in an election that was all about Brexit, is simply, crudely, and obviously false, and everybody knows...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    1234: Apples and oranges. As for seats in parliament, you may be right, you may be wrong, but that's irrelevant. The question is what the results tell you about what the results would have been if it had been *officially*...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    1191. A feeble argument. Concluding from analyzing the election results that a referendum on Bojo's Brexit scheme would have given it a solid yes is an elementary exercise in political science. I'm sure any trained political scientist would agree. Given...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    1182: Perhaps a good guess as to a hung parliament, that is if Corbyn coming out for Brexit wouldn't have won him the election in 2016, definitely possible. And back then, he was the big immigrant *advocate,* let in the...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    962: GT wrote that Corbyn lost by not campaigning on Brexit. This is true. If Corbyn had stuck to his lifelong position before becoming Labour Party leader of opposing the EU, he would probably be in 10 Downing Street now,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Do I think I know better than Republican insiders what is likely to happen? No. But do I think these political tealeaves actually represent what any of them, including Flake, really would do in the cold light of day? Like...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    1467: Heck, even McConnell is smart enough to have told the retirees as well as remaining moderate Republicans who could actually get away in their districts with voting to impeach that is OK with him. Why not? Getting to 2/3rds...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    1390: Well, that would be even worse for the Republicans. Any Senator who did not scream at the top of his lungs at the dark secret conspiracy of a secret ballot would be assumed by Republican primary voters to be...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    1375: Forget the "rules" and "precedents," all of which could be fiddled with somehow if Senators really wanted to do a secret ballot. The idea was an idle fantasy of distraught Pence-loving Republican senators on deep background, and just as...
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