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Everything posted by ryoder

  1. Well, this came out during the 2016 campaign: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/sanders-admits-receiving-free-checking-from-big-banks
  2. But I'll never forgive the Washington Post for burglarizing the Watergate Hotel.
  3. Going from memory here, so the quote may not be word-for-word. "In the 1964 election, I was going to vote for Goldwater. But all my friends were telling me: 'Don't do that!!! If you vote for Goldwater, we'll have war!!!' But I didn't listen to them, and voted for him anyway. And damned if they weren't right; We had war." -- P.J. O'Rourke
  4. Bloomberg had this put up on the Las Vegas strip.
  5. Watching Anderson Cooper shred Blagojevich's bullshit for 11 minutes is just awesome!
  6. You realize that anyone walking up behind him in the shower would be looking at Nixon's face. That tattoo might inadvertently serve a protective function.
  7. You seem to be implying Trump actually watched it. I doubt that. It has subtitles, and that would mean reading. As far as I can tell, Trump never reads anything unless it is on a teleprompter.
  8. Well, he thinks the universe revolves around him, so perhaps he thought the title was directed at him.
  9. And apparently, Putin has decided on his choice for the Democratic primaries: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/us/politics/bernie-sanders-russia.html
  10. All over the news today. Let me help you: https://www.google.com/search?q=trump+purge&oq=trump+purge&aqs=chrome..69i57.3647j0j3&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  11. The opening scene was for sure, (at least for us young males).
  12. I recently learned the author of those words became a US citizen just a month ago.
  13. Dan Rather's website is reporting that Kerik's pardon erased the debt he owed the IRS: https://www.newsandguts.com/money-bernard-kerik-owed-to-irs-also-wiped-out-thanks-to-pardon/
  14. So Blago has completed his Colorado vacation and gone home. But one his peers is still locked up: Jared Fogle. Surely Trump has overlooked a pardon for this fine gentleman!
  15. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-expected-commute-sentencing-illinois-gov-rod-blagojevich/story?id=69049748 So to which cabinet post will he be nominated?
  16. But we know from 2016 that there were crossover voters who voted for Trump when they could not vote for Sanders. We don't know of any others for whom that is true.
  17. When I heard that Bloomberg was going to be spending big money on commercials, I did not expect to see them because I don't watch broadcast television. But damned if he doesn't manage to pop up every time I watch videos from my favorite Youtube channels.
  18. Over 3 years into a 4-year term, 1/4 of the positions don't even have a nominee: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-administration-appointee-tracker/database/
  19. Did you read the article? Once enough states have entered into the agreement to cover 270+ EC votes, each state assigns all of its EC votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote. At this point the EC winner will be the popular winner, and the EC becomes nothing but a formality which confirms the popular vote.
  20. Not necessarily. The Constitution just says the states cast votes in the EC. It does not dictate how the states arrive at those votes. There is a movement to fix that w/o an amendment: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/national-popular-vote/604861/ BTW: Maine & Nebraska already do something more enlightened that the winner-takes-the-whole-state nonsense.
  21. The power to tax, and the power to decide where those taxes are spent rest with Congress. No such power is held by the executive branch. Now someone show me the legislation passed by Congress calling for a wall to be built.
  22. He is my Senator (I disown Cory Gardner). I like him, but but I don't think he has the charisma for a presidential campaign.