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  1. Reason number 18,538 that I’m going to ****: I was at a funeral this afternoon. It is one of those beyond tragic situations. 18 oh girl died of brain cancer. Diagnosed three years ago, She beat it for a while, and then she didn’t. It was strange to be at a funeral with so many people, so few of whom were old. One of my sons teammates was next to me with his parents after the graveside service when people began the Jewish tradition of shoveling dirt onto the coffin https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/5tb4nz/when_at_a_funeral_why_do_jews_put_the_first/ The kids mother explained to him the tradition of turning the shower upside down When she was finished, I whispered to him “I think it’s because Jews don’t know squat about farming.“
  2. https://twitter.com/FelipeCar/status/1172865200543928323?s=20 (formatting problems this morning) Felipe Cárdenas @FelipeCar “We’re the only team in this city that wins ****.” Josef Martínez has never been more open and he’s never been better for #ATLUTD.
  3. https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/193337302066540545?s=20
  4. I think that is actually going to benefit Trump. It all just becomes noise. Tough to distinguish from "No Collusion/No Obstruction Witch Hunt" Mueller Report. Seriously, I think that if you are still ok with Trump, nothing coming out now is going to change you. The only difference is that Republican leaders might finally turn on him. THAT is when things will get very interesting. Trump people with stay Trump people, and the Republicans have known that and are scared to do the right thing.
  5. I don't know if Blank actually through more money around or not, but he certainly thew the money differently. When the rest of the league was throwing money at big name declining European talent, Blank invested in young developing talent from South America. He relied on the sophistication of the Atlanta market to support quality soccer. As importantly, when you sign declining talent, a year or two or three later, your money is gone and you have had diminishing returns. When you sign young developing talent, you have better instant return on the investment, a year or two or three later, you can actually SELL the talent and recover your cash, then REINVEST in new young talent to perpetuate success. (See Miguel Almiron/Pity Martinez.) There are two major aspects to Blank's Home Depot success: 1) recognize a market that no one else sees and go big and go right. 2) Make love to your customer. With the Falcons, Blank can't get an edge on talent, but he has focused on making the experience and excellent as possible. But with the United, he recognized a market that NO ONE saw. The rest of MLS saw Ace Hardware. He saw Home Depot. He went HUGE with the stadium and went right with the talent.
  6. Stop. If you think recognizing the horridness of green lighting Turkey's assault on the Kurds is adopting "NeoCon" anything. . . . just step over to the WFW table. Please tell me you don't really think that. And FWIW, I know how to talk to girls just find. I have NO idea how to talk to someone who knows better but engages in WFW levels of whataboutism and false equivalencies. I'm sorry.
  7. “America first”.* Decency last. Actually it’s something like Putin first. Trump second. Stupid **** third. America forgotten.
  8. Impeachment is too good. He should be towed by his balls to Syria and served up to ISIS.
  9. Trump wouldn’t lie about something like this, would he? You bet your *** he would. I don’t have any evidence whatsoever that he is, but I think he is. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-defending-troop-pullback-syria-describes-scenes-grieving-military-families-n1064446 I did watch a video of him at Dover and there were no parents when the coffin came off the cargo plane.
  10. Do you have law on that, Counselor? (Can you provide authority for that assertion?)
  11. Does anyone remember in his first year here when Kyle Shanahan showed us what a vindictive **** he was? I think the Falcons were still sort of rolling but Rodney White hasd complained about not getting targets. So Kyle Shanahan totally gives away a series by having Ryan force it to White three times in a row the first three plays of the game for three incompletions. Remember how much heat he took from fans that first year? He remembered. 28 to 3 was when the vindictive son of a ***** got us back. Dear God I miss him.
  12. Speaking of being a sell out to Putin, Mr. “ no one’s ever been tougher on Russia” is pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/4/6/46136e03-1d92-431b-aa31-7d20d2f266f9/5B01C6DD219BB03F508CB4377B03183E.ele-letter-to-o-brien-open-skies-treaty-final.pdf
  13. I'm sort of pulling for the Braves. . . But St. Louis will always be my home town, it is tough to root against them. I greeted every Cardinal fan at the game Thursday with a hearty "Let's Go BLUES!!!" which was confusing for them. It's nice that I won't be crushed regardless of what happens this series. I can look forward to getting crushed in the NEXT round.
  14. Incredibly insidious tactic by BO: Rather than substantively engage and defend a point, portray the opposition as deranged. Gaslighting
  15. Quick question: Why is Ron Johnson attacking Biden for firing Viktor Shokin now, when he (as well as other Republicans, Democrats, our allies and everyone else) told Biden to do exactly what Biden did? Do you know what GasLighting is? Seems like this is it. And you are the target audience. I'm not certain of much, but I am sure you will not substantively respond to this.
  16. I'm pretty much disgusted with the tactics. Throw SO MUCH B.S. out there that people can't possibly keep up. By the time you figure out the truth, you are already so buried by no B.S. you don't notice.
  17. We can run Univision in English, so that's not biggie. Julian Gressel is ridiculous. He is a ton more important than Pity, at this point. Any idea why Pity was out yesterday?
  18. Oh, just because Mitt has more integrity than any other Republican senator does not mean that he actually has a measurable amount of integrity. I mean, thank you very much for doing the right thing here, mitt. But you’ve been disgraceful plenty of other times. Regardless, the post was about Trump, more than Mitt. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna964261 Just storing that here for next time someone asked me about why I think Tulsi Gabbard is connected with Russia.
  19. Never forget: Trump always responds to fair and substantive criticism with cheap insults because he cannot defend his conduct (The criticism is appropriate) and he lacks the emotional maturity to respond otherwise.
  20. Whoa. Cher’s ugly kid from that ‘80’s movie is pitching for the Dodgers.
  21. What’s the point of the second whistleblower if they are admitting everything and more from the first one?
  22. Schiff does this all wrong. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/a/4/a4a91fab-99cd-4eb9-9c6c-ec1c586494b9/621801458E982E9903839ABC7404A917.chairmen-letter-on-state-departmnent-texts-10-03-19.pdf It should be click bait: “18 times Trump **** the bed. #15 will make you GASP OUT LOUD!!!” Then make you click one item at a time and bounce you out every three clicks and make you start all over.
  23. Not a single St. Louisan will mourn his death. (Sorry)
  24. I'm not sure you guys are getting this right. Blacks support Biden, It SEEMS that women support Warren and Harris, although it's hard to tell compared to other candidates. I would like to see a clear and comprehensive breakdown of each candidates demographic support. I'm not seeing one, maybe you guys can? The most fair point is that it is really hard to get good reads on this right now. The race is extremely fluid and getting accurate polling on demographics is extremely challenging unless using a massive sample size. The most compelling data point from B.O.'s chart is that Bernie had the smallest percentage of supporters who are White. But that was also more than two months ago and Warren's support has surged since then. Maybe things have changed since 2016: