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Old 11-17-2017, 01:13 PM   #3016
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Re: Mother, mother, mother - there's too many of you crying.

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I'm not really a Minnesotan and don't know what Lake City is, but appreciate the perfectly generic Minnesota town name. Saying "the redneck part of the state" implies that there is "one" redneck part of the state.
I was told with great pride, that Lake City was the birthplace of water skiing. I deduce that its not that big a deal, even for Minnesotans.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:20 PM   #3017
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I was told with great pride, that Lake City was the birthplace of water skiing. I deduce that its not that big a deal, even for Minnesotans.
This seems like a pretty big deal to me:

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Old 11-17-2017, 01:22 PM   #3018
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Re: Mother, mother, mother - there's too many of you crying.

So here's my favorite political story of the day. It is going to be super hard for anyone to out-douche Jared Kushner:

http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushne...ee-says-695795


ETA: He cold also end up with dementia or a shorter life span!!

http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushne...is-life-714840

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Old 11-17-2017, 01:30 PM   #3019
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I'm not a Texan.

And I don't know what you mean by "my" party. You have a bunch of redneck Federalist Party members in MN?

I briefly attended college in your part of the country and had a total skank of a roommate from Lake City. I would deduce based on my interactions with her that she's from the redneck part of the state.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:39 PM   #3020
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I guess I'm ok if Franken stays in the Senate. That way there's a living, breathing reminder to Minnesota that they are the biggest morons in the country (except, perhaps for Alabama. We'll see if the current polling is good or if there's a Bradley effect).

See Jesse Ventura.

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Even with this incident, Franken is far from the biggest embarrassment in Congress.

Also, that's map is a badge of pride.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:42 PM   #3021
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This seems like a pretty big deal to me:
A drive down Highway 61, and past Lake City, is worth doing. Very scenic.

The trouble is finding a worthwhile destination at the end. I guess one could go inland to Rochester or something. Maybe next time you need a tune up at Mayo.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:56 PM   #3022
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So here's my favorite political story of the day. It is going to be super hard for anyone to out-douche Jared Kushner:

http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushne...ee-says-695795


ETA: He cold also end up with dementia or a shorter life span!!

http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushne...is-life-714840
I could take 75% of that text, put it under an Onion header, and you'd totally buy it as satire.

He's the Chauncey Gardiner of the administration.

At least know we know what he and his FIL bond over: Abject ignorance.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:58 PM   #3023
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This seems like a pretty big deal to me:

Why is it always a pyramid? It'd be a lot more impressive it were a really tall, thin rectangle.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #3024
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This seems mostly right, but ignores the outsize influence of rich donors on GOP legislators. They may not be going to shift their spend to Democrats, but they can fund a primary challenger to unseat an incumbent, so the incumbents are obliged to do what they want.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:47 PM   #3025
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So it looks like Al Franken has a second victim coming forward....

This is getting schadenfreudtastic.
Senator Blumenthal too.

https://crooked.com/article/breitbart-believe-women/
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People have been criticizing Presidents for cashing in post-office since Nixon sat down with Frost.

Bill Clinton was pilloried for it.

Why no one criticized HW for joining Carlyle and cashing out I never understood. Probably because that involved an industry the average voter didn't understand.
I don't remember Bill being critiqued for cashing in at all. But maybe I wasn't listening for it as much.

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Old 11-20-2017, 01:41 PM   #3027
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I don't remember Bill being critiqued for cashing in at all. But maybe I wasn't listening for it as much.

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I didn't hear it myself. About him or Gore.

This is a fucking lawyer board. Almost everybody here has taken money from people they don't agree with, sleeps well despite it, and doesn't think those people somehow control them.

Kind of amazing that anyone feels like they're in a position to throw stones. Fuckin' hypocrites.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:55 PM   #3028
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This seems mostly right, but ignores the outsize influence of rich donors on GOP legislators. They may not be going to shift their spend to Democrats, but they can fund a primary challenger to unseat an incumbent, so the incumbents are obliged to do what they want.
I think donor influence on politicians is overstated. The bigger impact comes from some of the ideologues who control the media rather than who make direct contributions to individuals. Citizen's United is just the footnote to the demise of the Fairness Doctrine.

It is astonishing how easily people are swayed by a bunch of people who repeat often nonsensical inanities over and over again.
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I didn't hear it myself. About him or Gore.

This is a fucking lawyer board. Almost everybody here has taken money from people they don't agree with, sleeps well despite it, and doesn't think those people somehow control them.

Kind of amazing that anyone feels like they're in a position to throw stones. Fuckin' hypocrites.
I work to pay the bills. If I had the money that the Clintons and Obamas have, I could be a lot more selective about who I work for. Not that I'm not selective now -- it's a lot easier to be picky when you do all your work for a single client.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:14 PM   #3030
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I work to pay the bills. If I had the money that the Clintons and Obamas have, I could be a lot more selective about who I work for. Not that I'm not selective now -- it's a lot easier to be picky when you do all your work for a single client.
Most of the world thinks you and I are in a position to be as selective as we want, and they're right.
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