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4 minutes ago, The Monarch said:

I'll always take more talent and figure it out later. But in any event, until the team starts actually winning, I feel pretty comfortable saying we don't have enough.

This year, we need to add proven vets. Don't have to be stars, but they have to be legit pieces (unlike the **** show we ran out there last year with Evan Turner and Allen Crabbe and (as much as I love him) old-*** Vince Carter.). Add a Joe Harris and some stabilizing PG and a decent forward. If we do that, and if we continue to see growth from our two best players and the rookies from last year, and with the addition of Capela, it should be a fun, playoff caliber team. IF that happens, we at least give ourselves a shot, however slim, of enticing one of the superstars in the 2021 FA class. If not, we have zero chance.

I would need this team to play more and develop to gain a clearer picture of need.  I do absolutely support bringing in a little bit more veteran experience that can help navigate through the troubled waters of the league as you stated. 

I still think this team just needs to play together to see how they gel first before you start adding “talent” as it could stunt the team growth. 

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4 minutes ago, GEORGIAfan said:


Hold up, by definition a red state is one that presumably went for Trump, right? They shouldn't have to worry any seating Biden electors, right? 

I understand that Fox News was just casually trying to normalize the idea of coup, but they should at least put some thought behind it. 

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28 minutes ago, Gritzblitz 2.0 said:

Hold up, by definition a red state is one that presumably went for Trump, right? They shouldn't have to worry any seating Biden electors, right? 

I understand that Fox News was just casually trying to normalize the idea of coup, but they should at least put some thought behind it. 

He’s talking about Pennsylvania which has a Democratic Governor but a GOP legislature.  And Georgia, as well.  


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Florida’s Gov. DeSantis Wants To Allow Armed Citizens To Shoot Looters And Rioters

A former Miami-Dade County prosecutor blasted the bill as a gift to vigilantes and said it would allow "death to be the punishment for a property crime."

By Elyse Wanshel

11/11/2020 04:40 PM ET

It’s as if Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is unaware that there’s a public health crisis and tropical storm cleanup he could be pouring his time into.

The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that Florida’s Republican governor has drafted “anti-mob” legislation that would drastically expand the state’s “stand your ground” law ― which currently allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves if they think they’re in danger of being killed or seriously harmed by another person, per Fort Myers’ News-Press.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Orange Bowl in 2019. 

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Critics blasted the bill as a gift to would-be vigilantes. Former Miami-Dade prosecutor Aubrey Webb told the outlet he worries that language in the drafted legislation is too vague and gives armed citizens the “power to kill as they subjectively determine what constitutes ‘criminal mischief.’”

DeSantis’ proposal would expand the “stand your ground” law to property crime and allow the use of force against “violent or disorderly assemblies” or “criminal mischief” occurring within 500 feet of a business that is experiencing “interruption or impairment” due to this conduct, according to the Herald — which said it obtained emails and a copy of the bill draft.

The legislation would also make it a “third-degree felony to block traffic during a protest, offer immunity to drivers who claim to have unintentionally killed or injured protesters who block traffic, and withhold state funds from local governments that cut law enforcement budgets,” the Herald reports.

The language protecting drivers follows a wave of right-wing vehicle-ramming attacks against peaceful protesters this summer.

“It allows for vigilantes to justify their actions,” Denise Georges, a former Miami-Dade County prosecutor who had handled “stand your ground” cases, told the Herald. “It also allows for death to be the punishment for a property crime — and that is cruel and unusual punishment. We cannot live in a lawless society where taking a life is done so casually and recklessly.”

The legislation is in response to police-brutality protests that surged across Florida and the United States this summer, after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It also mirrors President Donald Trump’s attitudes toward the largely peaceful demonstrations.

President Donald Trump introduces Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a campaign rally in November 2019. 

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In August, the president defended Kyle Rittenhouse — the 17-year-old Trump supporter who fatally shot two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin — after unrest erupted over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse was an armed vigilante from out of state who came to the Black Lives Matter protest with an assault-style rifle to “protect” property.

In September, Trump’s Justice Department designated New York City, Seattle and Portland — three cities where anti-racism protests loomed large — as “anarchist jurisdictions.” The department claimed that these cities “permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities” and threatened to take away the cities’ federal funding as a result.

DeSantis is a major supporter of Trump’s, and the president endorsed DeSantis’ run for Florida governor in 2018. A maskless DeSantis was also caught on video high-fiving supporters (then touching his nose) at a Trump rally in October during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s clear that the Trump beauty pageant is still going on with governors and senators, who all want to be the next Trump,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told the Herald. “And the governor is clearly a very good contestant.”


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Come get your governor.

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6 hours ago, duckettpleaze said:

Serious question.  

Why didn’t Hillary, Mitt, John, John, Al....do exactly what Trump is doing now. What actual evidence is there that this is different?*



Al didn't have a recount lasting into December? 

I guess the difference is we've never had nationwide mail in ballots before. The system wasn't ready for it, the rules weren't all the same for each state, there's a lot of moving parts here and thus the difference.

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3 minutes ago, The Monarch said:

Terrible. I hate this ******* state. And honestly wondering how I can somehow fight against this kind of thing, when we are completely controlled here by Republicans, at every level.

Only hope is for Democrats to do something of meaning in the state and get one elected.

Hopefully not choose one who ends up with cocaine and another man in a hotel room.

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