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Messages - MrUtley3

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:17:14 PM »
...Cohen managed to commit a panoply of
serious crimes, all while holding himself out as a licensed attorney and upstanding member of the
bar. His offenses strike at several pillars of our society and system of government: the payment
of taxes; transparent and fair elections; and truthfulness before government and in business.

First, Cohenís commission of two campaign finance crimes on the eve of the 2016 election
for President of the United States struck a blow to one of the core goals of the federal campaign
finance laws: transparency. While many Americans who desired a particular outcome to the
election knocked on doors, toiled at phone banks, or found any number of other legal ways to make
their voices heard, Cohen sought to influence the election from the shadows. He did so by
orchestrating secret and illegal payments to silence two women who otherwise would have made
public their alleged extramarital affairs with Individual-1. In the process, Cohen deceived the
voting public by hiding alleged facts that he believed would have had a substantial effect on the

It is this type of harm that Congress sought to prevent when it imposed limits on individual
contributions to candidates. To promote transparency and prevent wealthy individuals like Cohen
from circumventing these limits, Congress prohibited individuals from making expenditures on
behalf of and coordinated with candidates. Cohen clouded a process that Congress has
painstakingly sought to keep transparent. The sentence imposed should reflect the seriousness of
Cohenís brazen violations of the election laws and attempt to counter the public cynicism that may
arise when individuals like Cohen act as if the political process belongs to the rich and powerful.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:12:22 PM »

Not looking good for Individual #1.

Second, Cohen provided the SEO with useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation that he obtained by virtue of his regular contact with Company executives during the campaign.

No.  It is not.  Not looking good for Individual #1 Jr. either.

40 pages reveal a lot:

Baseball / Re: American League
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:20:23 PM »
The Goldschmidt move is an interesting one.

Baseball / Re: American League
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:27:59 PM »
6 years ...

Yankz and Phil's geve 5.

Baseball / Re: American League
« on: December 03, 2018, 11:21:58 PM »
Sources?  The ones saying Phil's will try to convince Manny to play third?

Yeah.  That's what killed it.

If they were anywhere close with Manny Segura deal would have been put way back burner.

Like I said. Get better sources.

...sources said the Phillies still want Machado, which NBC Sports Philadelphia first reported over the weekend.

Why? Well, because the Phillies love him, despite his 2018 postseason transgressions and "Johnny Hustle" comments. They think they can make a Machado-Segura infield work, too. Machado is a brilliant third baseman -- many believe he is much better at third base than shortstop -- so the Phillies could try to convince him to play there. Of course, he prefers shortstop, but perhaps a record-setting contract of $300 million or more can change his mind.

If Machado is dead-set on shortstop, the Phillies could move Segura to second base. Segura played the entire 2016 season there with the D-backs and enjoyed his best season, leading the National League with 203 hits and finishing 13th for NL MVP.

In that scenario, the Phillies would have to trade second baseman Cesar Hernandez. That would not be a problem, if it meant Machado or no Machado. Philadelphia might have tried to trade Hernandez this offseason anyway, because doing so would have allowed Scott Kingery to move back to his natural position. Instead, Kingery could return to the super-utility role the club envisioned before Crawford got hurt last season.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:59:09 PM »
Australians have never been global leaders in anything but noxious bullshit.

Not true. They lead the world in DLPSM*, edging out the UK in a very close race.

*Drunken Louts per square mile.

Baseball / Re: American League
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:53:52 PM »

They added Segues when they could NOT get Machado.

Probably should upgrade your sources. And your spell checker.

Baseball / Re: American League
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:58:31 PM »
Segura rumored to approve trade to Philly. Phil's still in on Machado and Harper.

Baseball / Re: American League
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:57:13 PM »
Mets history with aging second basemen is not good.

That's the current mythology, yes.

If by mythology you mean history, you'd be correct.

Baseball / Re: American League
« on: December 02, 2018, 10:21:17 PM »
Mets history with aging second basemen is not good.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:18:33 PM »
The man had a helluva resume and served his country in many capacities. I didn't always agree with him, but I believe he served with the best of intentions for doing what was he felt was in he best interest of this country.

His greatest fault may have been in not more faithfully practicing birth control.

RIP Mr. President



Provocative, kid.

Let me see, you were disappointed with his "thousand points of light"?

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:04:54 AM »
House Democrats on Friday unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package that would limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.

The legislation, called H.R. 1, sets the tone for Democrats as they take the majority in January, though prospects for passage are murky. Republicans will still be in charge of the Senate and the White House, and it's unlikely they'll sign off on some of the proposals, which are still in the works.

Still, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi voiced optimism about prospects for the legislation.

"Our best friend in this debate is the public," Pelosi said. "We believe that it will have great support and that message won't get lost on the Senate or on the president of the United States."

The bill would create automatic national voter registration while expanding access to early and online registration. It would increase federal support for state voter systems, including paper ballots to prevent fraud.

Here you go, GOP. Time to prove you are for democracy, and not the oligarchy.

Good move by the Dems.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:57:55 AM »
"Poppy Bush"  is dead. RIP.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:55:04 AM »
In which The Traitor to the USA, R. E. Lee shows his true---uh---colors:

See my two posts on the previous page.  I don't think Redward read those quotes either.

The second post referenced your letter of 1865. 

I think the value of posting facts here may now be exactly null.

Could be. As Don Henley put it, "We got Space Age machinery and Stone Age emotions".

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