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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 04:44:18 PM »
If by politicians you mean "independent non-partisan boards charged with districting that follows an objective compaction algorithm or similar, " then I agree.   If you mean, however, a group of partisan legislators, then no.   That's how states got districts like the one called Goofy Kicking Donald and other grotesqueries.
Your post was proven a lie by last week’s democratic takeover of the House in districts largely drawn by GOP Legislatures after the 2010 Census.
Only in a mind that only cares about the final result and not fairness of the process.

What’s unfair about the process that’s been in use since the Constitutionwas adopted?
The democrats enjoyed House control for nearly 40 years through the end of last century despite often losing the total Congressional vote by 10'%. Eventually shifts in population trends began to favor the GOP and in 2010, helped by the dreadful enactment of ObamaCare by democrats, the GOP made great inroads. Yet despite liberal complaints of a pending “ autocracy” democrats regained the House and picked up state legislative seats by flipping districts “gerrymandered” by
republicans.
There is absolutely no evidence that the redistricting process is in need of an overhaul.
Both parties do it? That is your defense?
Of course they do.
 It’s their job.
 And they are answerable to the voters.
Which is how a representative democracy works.
That it has always been that way is not a good defense to arguments for change. We can take partisan politics out of the process. That time and zeitgeist might eventually turn a couple of.seats around does not mean we do not have a problem. They will just redraw the districts in a couple years.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 04:36:50 PM »
Gerrymandering districts has ossified our political system. There are representatives left and right who have no incentive to work for bipartisan consensus because the only challenge they fear is from the activist fringes.
The last election alone blew that argument out of the water.
Really? If anything, it strengthened it. The issue is dark blue and dark red, not purple. Gosar can't even carry his own family, but even in a wave.election only has to fear.something from within his party. Joe Crowley never had to worry about winning the general election.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 02:43:02 PM »
Gerrymandering districts has ossified our political system. There are representatives left and right who have no incentive to work for bipartisan consensus because the only challenge they fear is from the activist fringes.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 02:39:47 PM »
If by politicians you mean "independent non-partisan boards charged with districting that follows an objective compaction algorithm or similar, " then I agree.   If you mean, however, a group of partisan legislators, then no.   That's how states got districts like the one called Goofy Kicking Donald and other grotesqueries.
Your post was proven a lie by last week’s democratic takeover of the House in districts largely drawn by GOP Legislatures after the 2010 Census.
Only in a mind that only cares about the final result and not fairness of the process.

What’s unfair about the process that’s been in use since the Constitutionwas adopted?
The democrats enjoyed House control for nearly 40 years through the end of last century despite often losing the total Congressional vote by 10'%. Eventually shifts in population trends began to favor the GOP and in 2010, helped by the dreadful enactment of ObamaCare by democrats, the GOP made great inroads. Yet despite liberal complaints of a pending “ autocracy” democrats regained the House and picked up state legislative seats by flipping districts “gerrymandered” by
republicans.
There is absolutely no evidence that the redistricting process is in need of an overhaul.
Both parties do it? That is your defense?

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Football / Re: NFL
« on: Today at 02:14:20 PM »
Browns considering Condi Rice for HC

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25310452/cleveland-browns-want-interview-condoleezza-rice-head-coaching-job


Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was open to hiring a woman as Cleveland's next head coach, and one prominent name is on the team's wish list to interview.

The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source tells ESPN.


I have a hard time seein this, and Im guessing this is mostly PR, but she's an interesting candidate.
Haslam got the idea from some homeless guy.

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Football / Re: College Football
« on: Today at 12:39:08 PM »
gutsy call love it,

fuck

the guy was open.


I thought the OSU receiver fumbled the ball before he was down on the one yard line. Ball was out IMO. Should've been Terps ball, game over.

But the officials, and the announcers, thought differently.
Res ipsa loquitor.

Just out of curiosity did you think it was a fumble? Or at least a booth review was warranted?
I thought it was clearly a touchdown, no fumble not even close. But then again, I did not.see it as I was busy in my workshop trying to build us A FUCKING QUARTERBACK.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 09:29:27 AM »
If by politicians you mean "independent non-partisan boards charged with districting that follows an objective compaction algorithm or similar, " then I agree.   If you mean, however, a group of partisan legislators, then no.   That's how states got districts like the one called Goofy Kicking Donald and other grotesqueries.
Your post was proven a lie by last week’s democratic takeover of the House in districts largely drawn by GOP Legislatures after the 2010 Census.
Only in a mind that only cares about the final result and not fairness of the process.

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Football / Re: College Football
« on: Today at 09:22:00 AM »
Quote
Tough loss Scotty, I know this one stings.
I’m not quite sure who hurt more, Maryland fans with the defeat or Ohio State fans watching their team play such an incredibly crappy game. A victory is almost not a compensation after watching something like that.
So, on another subject, riddle me this Cap…..why is Alabama playing someone like the Citadel at this point in the season? A couple of creampuffs at the start of the season I understand….college teams don’t play exhibition games so you often need something more than an inter-squad scrimmage to get your team in shape. But the Citadel?!? At this point of the season? Is Saban trying to negatively pad his teams resume?
Hey, God's Conference! It is like playing NFL teams! They deserve a break!

Theoretically, I guess it does not matter when you eat your chpcake. But The Citadel is an FCS school, which a school like Alabama should never play.

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Football / Re: College Football
« on: Today at 09:16:11 AM »
gutsy call love it,

fuck

the guy was open.


I thought the OSU receiver fumbled the ball before he was down on the one yard line. Ball was out IMO. Should've been Terps ball, game over.

But the officials, and the announcers, thought differently.
Res ipsa loquitor.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 17, 2018, 06:10:32 PM »
GIRL - lay off the press.  Haven't you been listening to your fellow Democrats opinion of how media is being/should be handled?

And no - they aren't shooting your ass, you fucking egomaniac idiot.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/16/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-clothing-criticism-tweet/index.html
So refrshing to see someone defending sexism. In a way.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 17, 2018, 06:09:31 PM »
<i>The idea that the GOP gerrymandering after 2010 gave it a permanent majority is ridiculous since the political landscape is ever changing.</I>

Red finally accepts the pendulum.  Better late than never.
I think you miss the obvious.
Courts or commissions drawing districts solves nothing.
5-4 depending on a couple.swing districts. Instead of easy to manipulate five secure republican.seats. Close to an even split in the leg.

N9n-partisam commissions cannot end all gerrymandering, but they can take politics oit.
Take politics out of elections?
And replace it with what?
The Legislatures are charged by the Constitution to the job of drawing district lines every ten years. Appointing independent Commissions is a political process. So is delegating the job to State Justices who are, ahem, elected!
Take politics out of district drawing. Several states already do it, including mine.

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Football / Re: College Football
« on: November 17, 2018, 04:20:18 PM »
If OSU beags Meatchicken next week, I may owe jbot some Keystone Light.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 17, 2018, 03:49:45 PM »
<i>The idea that the GOP gerrymandering after 2010 gave it a permanent majority is ridiculous since the political landscape is ever changing.</I>

Red finally accepts the pendulum.  Better late than never.
I think you miss the obvious.
Courts or commissions drawing districts solves nothing.
5-4 depending on a couple.swing districts. Instead of easy to manipulate five secure republican.seats. Close to an even split in the leg.

N9n-partisam commissions cannot end all gerrymandering, but they can take politics oit.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:22:46 PM »
I knew Kyle was stepping down,  and that Dicey could put McSally in with a penstroke, but hadn't realized he would want to step down so quickly.   Is the shiny bauble of seniority that big a deal,  it's a real question I guess.   Though one that induces mild nausea at the pettiness of it all.
Kyl only agreed to serve until 1/1/19. I think it might actually be in his appointment.

By the way the governor's name, according to my wife, is Duechey. I do not correct her.

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