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Optimus_Cr1m35

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  1. This requires the opposite to be true as well. The fact is, whether they yell defund or they yell fund, the GOP is going to attack and change the message. We all know that. And with the media working the way it does, the messaging works. Dems need to worry less about what attacks the GOP will lob, and more about passing things that have a measurable positive impact on people's lives. We've seen this work. The ACA is an example. They passed it, people saw it, and the GOP spent a ton of time talking about repealing. When it came down to it, the GOP knew that actually repealing it would be suicide. So, instead of worrying about what the messaging is, you pass things, and if they're good, they can stand up to scrutiny. You're going to have the ebbs and flows of politics, you need to pass what you can when you can.
  2. I tend to believe that they're all using Manchin and Sinema as scapegoats, and I suspect that Sinema is ok with it. She wants to get paid...
  3. Is there tho? Because the message from the GOP is that if you're not into defunding, then you're into adding funding. To them, being reasonable is unreasonable. Any message will be maneuvered by the GOP and the media.
  4. Yup. Remember when "$2000 checks are going out day 1*" *remaining balance actually applies. See terms and conditions, which are now worse for most Americans than Trump had. Timeline will be delayed, "Day 1" actually means months later.
  5. That's the other, more cynical, side to this Havana Syndrome thing. We have a history of bringing these "attacks" up, passing some nonsense legislation, and then finding out later that it wasn't what they said it was. We hear nothing but BS from the pentagon. Look at the Pat Tillman deal. We glorified the dude, and crucified the "enemy" who shot him, then find out years later that one of his buddies shot him. There's a non-zero chance that Havana Syndrome is being caused by our govt...
  6. It's like having a parade for the guy who cost your team the superbowl because he won a poker game...
  7. I'm dismissive because we have no evidence that this was targeted. We have no evidence what the source of their aliments are. We have no evidence of anything. At all. The hypothesis being presented is that it's plausible that a microwave weapon, that we have no evidence of existing and haven't been able to recreate, is being used against our people. I didn't indicate that it was random, I indicated that we have no proof that it isn't. We have people standing under a bridge in TX. We have people losing homes. We have a lot of concerns in this country right now. Passing a ceremonial bill just seems pretty tone-deaf. The bill pays for treatment, cool. But we could've just worked on M4A and it would've been covered...
  8. Also, the argument being made is only valid in a bubble. It would be different if this wasn't the case every time the dems got power. I didn't vote for Obama during his second run, because the Dems didn't do enough to show me that they could govern. They always have these "centrists" who block as much as they can. Now it's Manchin. It was Liberman before. They keep scapegoats. Then they tell us that the only way to avoid the obstruction is to hire more of them. Nevermind that this all becomes circular logic. They can't pass things because there isn't enough of them, but since they don't pass things, they lose seats. The difference is, they're cool with throwing their political team mates under the bus. It's remarkable that in one breath, we can crucify people like WFW for supporting his **** political team (rightly so), then indicate that OUR political team is all individuals, and they shouldn't be judged by the actions of others in their group...
  9. I don't know too much about this... But I do know that they actually don't know that anything is going on. There's no evidence that anything "insidious" is happening at all. In fact, the "microwave" implication is based on it being a plausible cause. It's easy for them to point to a weapon or another country and say "these dudes are doing bad things". The suggestion that some nefarious thing happened is just as likely as not. They have the same amount of evidence that it was aliens that caused Havana Syndrome. The bottom line is, we probably have bigger concerns right now. Congress has to do better at reading the room...
  10. Kid turned 12 today. Gets the jab at 5:45pm tonight.
  11. All of this is making my "do what I want or lose my vote" statement seem much easier to accept...
  12. Like, middle aged mom catching Fifty Shades and Bridgerton back to back...
  13. The problem with sealing here is we have just an absurd amount of dust and dirt, and the garages all have these seams in them that just collect that stuff. I did epoxy in this house, and it held up pretty well. With epoxy (and actually, it's polycuramine), I can fill the seams and have one smooth surface. Plus, I'm in AZ, so we don't deal with rain or wet floors very often. Epoxy is slippery as **** when it's wet.
  14. I have one of these already, and i'm going to get another for the new place. That gives my wife at least 24 tupperware bins worth of space...
  15. So... Israel wants $1bn for an Iron Dome, but we can't get student loan forgiveness?
  16. I'm looking forward to building a garden and landscaping the yard once the pool is in...
  17. This is the starting setup... I'm doing epoxy floors, these cabinets, my current tool chest and another bottom box with the butcher block top. Plus, i'm going to insulate the door, mount some of the LED Lighting, and some fans on the ceiling. Gonna be dope.
  18. Nah. My wife is pretty good about 2 rooms. My office and my garage are mine. She's getting a 3700+ sq ft house. She gets all of that. But my office and my garage are mine. I will fight to the death for those 2 rooms.
  19. Yeah, when I bought this place, I told my wife that she had a set allocation of storage, but both cars would be in the garage every night. She has a giant shelf in there, fits 12 tupperware bins. That's plenty. If it doesn't fit in there, it doesn't stay. Took me 33 years to get a functional garage, I'm not giving it up so we can store **** that we won't touch for years on end. She's done pretty good. The new garage is getting set up from day one, have the epoxy scheduled, I have the cabinets and shelving in my Home Depot cart, along with another tool box. I'm pretty jazzed...
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