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1  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 20, 2018, 10:51:36 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000908271/article/jalen-ramsey-gronk-hasnt-played-a-corner-like-me

Whether or not it's true, it remains to be seen if it's relevant.
2  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 09:40:08 PM
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/369958-senator-says-she-will-donate-salary-for-everyday-government-is-shutdown

Grandstanding, but very effective grandstanding.
3  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 09:13:59 PM
Trump Casinos- shutdown
Trump Airlines- shutdown
Trump University- shutdown
Trump Steaks- shutdown
Trump Vodka- shutdown
Trump Mortgage- shutdown
Trump Magazine- shutdown
Trump 1st Marriage- shutdown
Trump 2nd Marriage- shutdown
Trump government- shutdown

~There might just be a pattern~
4  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 09:10:50 PM
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-supremacist-murders-2017-report_us_5a5f59b0e4b0ee2ff32c4bea

Murders by white supremacists more than doubled during 2017.
5  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 09:01:29 PM
https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-gop-lawmaker-paid-settlement-to-ex-aide-for-love-letter-overtures

Those family-values congressmen...
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For our less enlightened members, this is an example of why the culture needs to change.

Not because she got a settlement, but because upon his love letter's having been rejected, he forced her out of her job. A woman never knows what the result will be of a boss hitting on her.

And yes, while the same is true when a woman who is the boss hits on a guy, it happens far less often and when it does the repercussions are less often as severe as when the men are the bosses.

Response and response to the response:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/us/politics/patrick-meehan-response-misconduct.html

The House has responded, now, as well.
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/369951-gop-rep-loses-spot-on-ethics-committee-over-sexual-harassment-settlement

He was on a committee that was investigating Representatives who used taxpayer money to pay for private sexual harrassment settlements.

Not anymore.
6  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 08:47:15 PM
https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-kushner-added-to-classified-intel-list-with-no-security-clearance

How dare that Clinton risk the possibility that our secure information might find its way into people who are not cleared to see it?

Doesn't she know it should be done consciously and intentionally, not by accident?!
7  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 08:37:03 PM
Schumer’s shutdown plans deliberately targeted January 20 as the obvious date.  
His political capital runs out at midnight.

Midnight has come and gone. Schumer’s political capital is growing by the minute while republicans continue to fail to understand how to put on their own pants. You can tell they want to be a rump party by how much energy they are putting into shifting the blame rather than fixing the problem. Dems negotiated a sensible and popular deal with GOP senatorial leaders. The White House and its brown shirts predictably shit the bed.

Apparently, the only real upset Trump has about this is the apparent need to skip his $100,000 per couple party.

This is the man who claimed a few weeks ago that he thought a shutdown might be a good thing, after all.
8  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 08:06:18 PM
https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-gop-lawmaker-paid-settlement-to-ex-aide-for-love-letter-overtures

Those family-values congressmen...
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For our less enlightened members, this is an example of why the culture needs to change.

Not because she got a settlement, but because upon his love letter's having been rejected, he forced her out of her job. A woman never knows what the result will be of a boss hitting on her.

And yes, while the same is true when a woman who is the boss hits on a guy, it happens far less often and when it does the repercussions are less often as severe as when the men are the bosses.

Response and response to the response:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/us/politics/patrick-meehan-response-misconduct.html
9  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 08:01:15 PM

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa____________cccchhhhhhhhhhh..

Facetious, Kid, not reach, no matter how many vowels you put in it.
10  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 20, 2018, 07:50:20 PM
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Jaguars coach Doug Marrone doesn't care if Brady's hand is healthy or mangled. It's not going to change how he approaches preparation for the AFC Championship Game.

"I'm sure he could probably throw left-handed if he has a problem with his right hand and throw just as well," Marrone told reporters on Thursday morning, per the Florida Times-Union.

Then there's the report from DC Todd Wash of the Jags, who explained when asked whether Ramsey would be on Gronk:
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“In a basketball game, I think we would [have Ramsey cover Gronkowski],” Wash said. “But Jalen is a corner and we’re going to run our system. I think the last thing you can do is to go into a game like this and you try and reinvent the wheel. We got to where we are at as a team, not just a defense, but as a team doing what we do. We run the football, we create takeaways and we play sound defense and special teams. We’re not going to change that.

“Jalen is a good corner and he plays against wide receivers.”

Isn't that whole "We do what we do" line what the Steelers' Tomlin says?

We'll see if it matters - if Brady is throwing to Gronk or not. But if Gronk burns them repeatedly, then it will look like a dumb decision.
11  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 20, 2018, 07:27:22 PM
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22162638/mike-vrabel-hired-tennessee-titans-new-head-coach

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to hire Mike Vrabel as their new head coach, the team announced Saturday.

Seems like an odd choice, given that one of their complaints was that the coach had failed in his development of Mariotta.

OTOH, this coming season will see three of Belichick's top coordinators as head coaches, plus Vrabel running teams. There's talk that one of the sub-coordinators on defense may end up with a head coaching job, too.
12  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 06:02:36 PM
on a related note

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/22159896/air-force-falcons-cancel-games-due-government-shutdown

The Air Force Academy has canceled all athletic events due to a federal government shutdown that began overnight.

"Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been cancelled until further notice," the academy said in a statement. "In the event a solution is reached, the Academy will work to reschedule as many missed events as possible."


And the teams that were at away games will just have to wait a while. Hunker down!

I love his line about ""In the event a solution is reached," sharing an awareness that a solution might be a while in coming!
13  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 06:01:11 PM
https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-gop-lawmaker-paid-settlement-to-ex-aide-for-love-letter-overtures

Those family-values congressmen...
*********

For our less enlightened members, this is an example of why the culture needs to change.

Not because she got a settlement, but because upon his love letter's having been rejected, he forced her out of her job. A woman never knows what the result will be of a boss hitting on her.

And yes, while the same is true when a woman who is the boss hits on a guy, it happens far less often and when it does the repercussions are less often as severe as when the men are the bosses.
14  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 05:40:06 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/government-shutdown-could-prevent-military-220918103.html

There's a cause to unite factions, right?
15  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 20, 2018, 01:48:19 PM
Anyway....lets agree on numbers some time tomorrow

I am ok with -7.5 if that if what you want to use



The number was NINE in my other pool - opening line.

And 3.5 in the other game

Unless someone confirms the 7.5 and 3 numbers, this is what I will use

Picks a bit later.

The ever-moving Kid-line.

Kid, you said you would take 7.5 if that was what we wanted to use. I'm holding you to that.

Further, what constitutes "confirms" to you?

-7, 45.5
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2018-nfl-playoff-odds-picks-proven-computer-model-loving-under-in-jaguars-patriots/

-7.5, 46.5
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkay/2018/01/19/super-bowl-lii-odds-early-betting-lines-and-expert-picks-for-patriots-vikings-eagles-and-jaguars/#618e3dcd3862

-7.5, 46.5 (oddsshark) yesterday
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2754868-jaguars-vs-patriots-updated-odds-predictions-for-afc-championship-game-2018

-7.5, 45 (oddsshark) today
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2755043-afc-championship-game-2018-updated-odds-prop-bets-for-jaguars-vs-patriots

-7.5 (was 9.0) (Caesars Palace)
https://sports.yahoo.com/brady-injury-moved-patriots-jaguars-222151993.html
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The only places I can find that still list it at 9 also don't mention Brady's hand, leading me to think they have not updated their stories, regardless of the timestamp.
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