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    Aug 26, 2016, 06:37PM
    Like the ones I write about pretty much every week here? Sure. Barrowman has just been in my feed lately and my nerd friends are all over him for various "sassy gay friend" bullshit. I'm tired of pointing this shit out and then having everyone go silent because they don't want to admit their fave is problematic.
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    Aug 25, 2016, 10:07PM
    Kind of stale when you're outraged about something that happened in 2014. Aren't there any more current outrages?
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    Aug 24, 2016, 02:56PM
    Me too. But pickle jars were last decade's news. I takes me five minutes to open artisanal bags of potato chips.
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    Aug 24, 2016, 02:51PM
    I love this comment so much.
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    Aug 24, 2016, 02:45PM
    Can't wait for tomorrow's exciting installment. 500 words about last week's nearly five minute struggle to open a pickle jar.
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    Aug 24, 2016, 02:21PM
    When it's close, things can be done. See the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback wrt ACA. Obama might have been able to do it, if he'd had the brains and wanted to spend the political capital. Remember, a cause not done remains a potent instrument of political rhetoric. You may be tool old to recall the lapel-tearing over the "oil depletion allowance" which could have been ended any time those clowns had a quorum. They finally did and....had to find something else. Most inconvenient. What is "rational"? That's usually the honey spread on the broken glass you're expected to swallow.
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    Aug 23, 2016, 10:11AM
    Under National Popular Vote, every voter, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election. Every vote would matter in the state counts and national count. National Popular Vote would give a voice to the minority party voters in presidential elections in each state. Now they don't matter to their candidate. In 2012, 56,256,178 (44%) of the 128,954,498 voters had their vote diverted by the winner-take-all rule to a candidate they opposed (namely, their state’s first-place candidate). And now votes, beyond the one needed to get the most votes in the state, for winning in a state, are wasted and don't matter to candidates. With National Popular Vote, presidential campaigns would poll, organize, visit, and appeal to more than 7 states. One would reasonably expect that voter turnout would rise in 80%+ of the country that is currently conceded months in advance by the minority parties in the states, taken for granted by the dominant party in the states, and ignored by all parties in presidential campaigns.
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    Aug 23, 2016, 10:10AM
    There have been hundreds of unsuccessful proposed amendments to modify or abolish the Electoral College - more than any other subject of Constitutional reform. To abolish the Electoral College would need a constitutional amendment, and could be stopped by states with as little as 3% of the U.S. population. Instead, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes, the National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country. Every vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps of pre-determined outcomes. No more handful of 'battleground' states (where the two major political parties happen to have similar levels of support among voters) where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 38+ predictable states that have just been 'spectators' and ignored after the conventions. The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of the electoral votes—270 of 538. All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC)—thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority. The bill has passed 34 state legislative chambers in 23 rural, small, medium, large, red, blue, and purple states with 261 electoral votes. The bill has been enacted by 11 small, medium, and large jurisdictions with 165 electoral votes – 61% of the 270 necessary to go into effect. http://www.NationalPopularVote.com
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    Aug 22, 2016, 05:05PM
    Couldn't agree more about Clintons doing what is good for Clintons over country first. That said, can't believe you are resorting to the long debunked talking point that Obama had a filibuster proof majority and therefore could have passed immigration reform or anything else with ease. He may have had a simple majority but the republicans/McConnell et. al. made it perfectly clear that they would (and did) filibuster every measure that Democrats proposed, not to mention the fact that with DINOS like Bernie and Lieberman, the Dems never could have a filibuster proof majority (thank god). I'd have far preferred that Obama focused om infrastructure and immigration initially over the disastrous Obamacare but lets not pretend he had much choice considering the lines drawn by both sides long before the real battles began.
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    Aug 22, 2016, 07:22AM
    anarchists have no respect!
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    Aug 20, 2016, 11:45PM
    I did do that, Alan, just not in the sentence in question.
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    Aug 20, 2016, 10:20PM
    Oh goodness no! Heaven forbid that you should ever identify the number one killer of young black men.
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