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  1. They feel a need to not admit repeal and replace is dead. The Norwegian Blue of the Republican Party. Just resting...
  2. He was the best of Presidents, he was the worst of Presidents, it was the presidency of wisdom, it was the presidency of foolishness, it was the administration of belief, it was the administration of incredulity, it was the season of China, it was the season of Peace With Honor, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Watergate, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
  3. FOX could put the D behind his name one of these days too. Paling around with Nancy and Chuck can do that to a guy.
  4. I suppose my information is flawed. I've been told by police they normally try to pick their way into unoccupied places but I assumed that meant the tactic wasn't for occupied ones. My bad. The conversation was about how easy most residential locks are to pick...for those who know that game and have the right tools....but success isn't by any means assured.
  5. Happens ALL the time. What that tells me is there was nobody home at the time and they viewed the lock as probably pickable. Rest assured the boys with the ram were standing by...they would give the picker maybe five minutes tops to try his luck...but they sure as shit weren't depending on that.
  6. That part may be problematic to police. Israel does that stuff all the time, and that's just for starters. I keep hearing supposedly smart TeeVee commentators say the Russians are seeking to undermine democracy. Maybe they only want to undermine those who are constantly seeking to foment "color" revolutions within their economic sphere? Just a thought... The US spent a lot of dough doing that in the Ukraine, and with the fervent support of Secretary of State Clinton.
  7. The US gubmint didn't use militias in the Mexican American war. There were a few thing which prevented using state militias, primarily state laws which prohibited their usage and foreign soil, but the Constitution itself only allowed for their use to put down insurrections and repel invasions.
  8. It does seem plausible NY might move to investigate The Kush someday, but Mueller isn't working for a state. It's not easy to predict they are toast in a state which let all the criminals of the big crash if 08 go scot-free on banking issues. Then again the Trump's are highly unpopular in that region. Could happen...for money laundering. I am less optimistic about state laws in the books for foreign interference for elections though. I see no reason for states to enact such laws, it seems highly likely they would leave all that up to the Feds, at least to me. On the main subject, I think Meuller is playing rough because he can sense that he's up against this pardon thingy. If he isn't anticipating the Trump family will be promising pardons to those who abide the code of omerta he's not much of a prosecutor and there is nothing in his record to suggest that. Normal pressuring tactics are likely to prove ineffective in this.
  9. Probably true, except for northerners attempting to fuck it up by sending militias with that intention. The only history that bit has likely ever seen is a history of your large intestine. The south supported the war and the north largely didn't. The issue was the expansion of slavery, and the recent admission of Texas, a new slave state and two more slave supporting senators. Naturally, the volunteers came mostly from the slave states for that one. It is worth noting that 40% of US forces were foriegn born, and most of the foreign born in the US at that time were Irish. It is likely the US forces in Mexico included a heck of a lot of them...and they mostly immigrated to the north.
  10. You may not be familiar with our system of government. Think of Nixon, who was pardoned by President Ford prior to being convicted. President's can do that here.
  11. I think the niners are going to suck, and for the foreseeable future. I don't make too much of Seattle having a tough time with them though, they always start slow and that worst O line in football thingy hasn't quite gone away yet.
  12. Didja notice that Green Mile dude playing right tackle for the Niners? Trent Brown. Listed at six eight, three sixty. The six eight seems about right, but I would be willing to bet he's really three eighty. His listed weight is the measured weight he had coming out of HS and if he hasn't bulked up from then it would be a miracle. A fuckin' Sasquatch and the nicest kid you can ever hope to meet.
  13. I'd say something about the Raiders but for their opponent road kill this week being the Jets. Have to wait for them to play a football team.
  14. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/world/europe/stanislav-petrov-nuclear-war-dead.html?smid=pl-share
  15. Thanks, I'll embellish your previous argument for ya: The Brits were terribly concerned about their cotton supply and flirted with participating in the US Civil War on the side of the South. That is, beyond giving safe haven for Confederate picket-runners and turning a blind eye to their own ship-builders providing raiders such as the Alabama. The only thing that prevented them from going whole hog was all but certainly their own society being against slavery...as per their official national position on the topic. The British gubmint deserves no credit for high morals in this issue, which I believe was your main point. Btw, well into the war Judah Benjamin and RE Lee proposed to Jeff Davis that perhaps they needed help and the only way to get it was to free the slaves. They got hammered down by the deep south states though. "If that is the price, what are we fighting for?" kinda thing.