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      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    Just when you think that politics cannot be more crass: Kellyanne Conway's New Position On Roy Moore: We Need His Tax Bill Vote https://www.yahoo.com/news/kellyanne-conway-reverses-course-roy-143726033.html Kellyanne Conway suggested Monday that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s potential to help pass the GOP’s tax bill outweighs the mounting child molestation accusations against him ― a stance that represents a major shift from comments she made last week on the matter. “Whatever the facts end up being, the premise, of course, the principle, the incontrovertible principle, is that there is no Senate seat worth more than a child,” the White House counselor told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday in response to allegations that Moore sexually molested teen girls when he was in his 30s. But on Monday, Conway seemed all but ready to throw Moore’s accusers under the bus in exchange for the candidate’s potential to help pass the GOP’s tax bill. “So vote Roy Moore?” asked “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade after Conway bashed Doug Jones, Moore’s Democratic opponent in the race. “I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through,” Conway responded.
  2. Tax “Reform”

    They got off at an earlier stop
  3. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    Alert: Minor thread drift Trump Campaign Coordinator And 'Family Values' Republican Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Trafficking, Faces Life In Prison https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-campaign-coordinator-apos-family-222545006.html Some selections from the story: " In exchange for his guilty plea, government prosecutors have agreed to drop three counts of child pornography against him. " " Shortey is married and has four children. " " The two-term former Oklahoma Republican state senator was first elected in 2010 on a “family values” conservative platform. According to the Associated Press, Shortey “routinely voted with his Republican colleagues on bills targeting gay and transgender people, including a measure passed earlier this year that would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people.” " Shortey is also known to be a pro-gun advocate, has been charged with being xenophobic, and believed President Barack Obama’s birth certificate was false. " " Shortey’s shared a picture of him embracing Donald Trump Jr. on March 10, the day after he was found by police in the motel room with the teenage boy. "
  4. Drip Drip Drip

    Donnie comes pre-unhinged.
  5. another big celebrity accused

    1. Rush: https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/11/14/77-of-college-educated-democrats-say-gender-not-determined-at-birth/ 2. Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/12/pew-77-percent-white-democratic-graduates-cannot-determine-person-sex/ 3. The original research from Pew: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/08/transgender-issues-divide-republicans-and-democrats/ Determine for yourself what level of distortion, if any, has occurred.
  6. Trump: I Should Have Left UCLA Players in Jail.

    I was thinking more of a Marx brothers movie
  7. Pachyderm disaster (poll)

    I'll bet on the grizzlies
  8. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    From UVa's Center for Politics: http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/ The following is from the story and is related to polling for the race: " Polls, already close before the really bad stories about Moore began appearing about a week ago, seem to have tightened further, with Jones even leading in some. For instance, Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reported on Wednesday that the National Republican Senatorial Committee — no friend of Moore’s even before the sexual misconduct stories broke, to be sure — has Moore down 51%-39% to Jones in its polling. However, we’re not sure how useful polls will be in this race: Anticipating turnout in a special election like this is very hard. What we do know is 1.) Last week’s elections and special elections conducted throughout the year have shown high levels of Democratic enthusiasm in both liberal and conservative jurisdictions; 2.) Jones is likely to have a big resource advantage in this race — he’s already outspent Moore 11-to-one on TV ads, according to Advertising Analytics — with national Republicans staying away from Moore; and 3.) Moore may have trouble preventing poor Republican turnout given his horribly damaged candidacy. "
  9. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    You are probably right. I wonder if there would be 66 votes if the Repubs were defending the majority of Senate sets in 2018 rather than the Dems.
  10. firefox v57 quantum

    Pictures on FP are not loading whether I go in through Firefox or Chrome.
  11. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    Agree that the Senate will not refuse to seat him. In the case of Powell v McCormack, SCOTUS said that if an elected candidate met the Constitutional requirements for holding office (age, residency, citizenship) then he could not be excluded. The court did make a distinction between excluding him and expelling him, a power that Congress has under article . Specifically, article 1, section 5: " Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member. " Just as an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of Congress says it is, a behavior seriously enough to be expelled would appear to be the same.
  12. Impeachment!

    May not be anything left after he pulls the trigger. A moot point or a pyrrhic victory. Definitely not a case of better late than never
  13. Why does he lie?

    Why does he lie? Remember the fable about the scorpion and the frog? "It's in his nature."
  14. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    Seems appropriate and timely to drag this out: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke