87GROUNDED wrote:There's a better chance of Fauci biting the head of a Covid-infected bat than that happening.
Based on all that's happened so far, do people here think some kind of shooting war will really occur ? I honestly just don't see it. I think by this time in February we'll be having a chuckle at how hysterical everybody became over this. I'll say it again, Russia has completely lost the element of...Jump to post
So, everyone is kinda ok with this? What if a president said he would only nominate a white female? Or, a black male? Or a Hispanic, transgendered person? How about an gay, white male? We’re all ok with limiting the pool of potential Supreme Court justices for political reasons? Disgusting. The mos...Jump to post
I think "abandoned" may be a better descriptor than "stored" in this case.Jump to post
Why yes, let's use election results as a proxy for whether one influential man is guilty or innocent. Surely there is no way this can go wrong.
It approaches an outright admission that, as long as the Republican party is in power, Donald Trump is above the law.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/us/politics/us-russia-ukraine-war.html I would like to quote a line from the article: "the reality is clear: Ukraine is so corrupt, and its grasp of democracy is so tenuous, that no one expects it to be accepted for NATO membership in the next decade or two.&...Jump to post
TDS doesn't work that way. It's ok it's something to latch on to so you don't have to accept what is coming this November. If Republicans wanted people to talk about something else besides Trump, why haven't they taken any of the dozens of perfectly reasonable opportunities to put him behind them? ...Jump to post
Before anyone goes crying "political witch-hunt!" I would like to remind everyone that before 2012, Trump was a completely apolitical sleaze. He was already hated by the entire city of New York for reasons completely unrelated to his presidency long before he decided to run, because he'd p...Jump to post
I think that Russia named Bulgaria and Romania as the countries that they don't want in NATO due to their relative anonymity. If they had started with Poland and Hungary or Czechia/Slovakia, there would've been a loud "hell no" from everyone. Small bites first... Nah, in the true traditio...Jump to post
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60099924 So this guy says what many are thinking in that what Russia is doing is just a bluff to extract concessions and improve their standing on the world stage and he gets canned over it. "He added that the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 201...Jump to post
This is a good point. I was coming more from the angle that Ukraine is universally regarded as a real country, while Taiwan is not (which is hugely significant). But you are very right that Taiwan has a well trained, well funded defensive force with some good strategic advantages. I don’t know how ...Jump to post
And it goes without saying that China will view it as even easier to take Taiwan back, which is hardly a real country in the first place. I do not think many will die; I see these as bloodless takeovers. And Biden will let it happen. On the contrary, Taiwan is a much tougher nut to crack than Ukrai...Jump to post
What they don’t expect is for one party — be it Republican or Democrat — to change the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet. The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this cham...Jump to post
Someone's eating all their fish. And who knows what kind of shenanigans go on in their slice of Antarctica. It's shocking they only had a fleet of one to begin with, even four doesn't really cut it given the coverage requirements. A larger fleet of smaller biz jet platforms might be more cost effec...Jump to post
ItnStln wrote:Without what?
demanding forms of ID that white voters are more likely to have I find it ironic and downright hypocritical that the same people who yell that our health care system should be like Canada's don't share the same thoughts on their Voter ID. To vote in federal elections you have to Identity yourself t...Jump to post
How are Black and Brown Americans being blocked access to the polls? Oh, lots of ways! Drawing new legislative districts to make minority votes count less, purging voter rolls for no good reason, moving or closing polling places in minority communities, demanding forms of ID that white voters are m...Jump to post
The filibuster is garbage. We've already decided that judicial appointments and budgets are too important to be filibustered, and impeachment and treaties require a larger majority already per the Constitution. So what's it for? What gets blocked? What legislation is so darned important to the digni...Jump to post
You have to get over that, Crimea is Russian territory now, just like it should have been at the collapse of the Soviet Union. It should never have been part of Ukraine. The real question must be asked why would Russia invade Ukraine, what benefits are there in invading? I don’t know any Russians w...Jump to post
Installing systems for a third party perhaps?Jump to post
He was tone deaf. For the media to think Republicans will allow him to be a candidate again is also being tone deaf. Er... how do they stop him? Who defeats Trump in a primary? Believe me, I'd like it just as much as you, but I don't see any mechanism for it at this early stage, barring Trump himse...Jump to post
Bigb: Is there any concern about the dry ice producing enough carbon dioxide to cause breathing difficulties in the crew, procedures to prevent same? (Maybe that's the reason for the packs on high?) I'm thinking of that father and son who died a couple of years ago when they loaded their van up wit...Jump to post
I was shooting photos from Imperial Hill at LAX the other day, and there seemed to be this... thingamajig... next to the international terminal. (No, not the 787, the cargo container, or the truck.) I would've guessed that it has to do with a construction project but there's nothing else around ther...Jump to post
bohica wrote:When I was around 4 or 5 years old, I thought when you flush the toilet in the lavatory, everything went out of the bottom of the airplane and just went splat on the ground.
Whenever I see the airline code "FR," my brain always says Frontier (F9) instead of Ryanair.Jump to post
Like I've said before, I didn't vote for Trump either time (Gary Johnson in 2016 and Biden in 2020) and consider the rioters in Washington as treasonous but I still don't think that they were "armed to the teeth". They had improvised weapons. The person who I responded to also said that t...Jump to post
Because impeachments the Speaker of the House previously pursued were not exactly in keeping with the standards of practice and jurisprudence observed heretofore? Trump and his allies have been complaining of horribly biased and partisan investigations against him continuously since before he even ...Jump to post
This is very precisely put. What gets me is that I do not see or understand the motivation. Why do the GOP want to remove democracy? No one gets a better life. Why do people want a country or a society with harsh gradients and inequality? It makes everyone’s lifes unsafe and miserable. I guess I ju...Jump to post
Here in NY, there's usually a railroad emergency number and location identifier posted by crossings. Don't know if they have that in Cali. They do, but this might have unfolded too quickly for much to be done with that. I've been to Whiteman Airport; the tracks run parallel with the runway there, s...Jump to post
Why, exactly, are we even talking about BLM and antifa? There's no reason to bring them up but to suggest at an equivalence - "their side does it too." Factually, this claim falls apart in detail - there's no great similarity to the Capitol rioters in either movement's motives or methods. ...Jump to post
Tacos as a service?Jump to post
Spacepope wrote:Well that doesn’t look good for the airframe.
Not a Republican, but I think Biden won pretty convincingly. Not by a lot, but he won. As for people refusing to believe it, guess what. The number of Democrats who denied Trump's lawful election in Jan 2018 was probably also 70%. Have we forgotten that already? Uncomfortable memory? Meanwhile, in ...Jump to post
Isn't that kind of the problem right there? Why is it so damn important to keep the crazies happy? It's election turnout, I didn't create it. Primaries are very fringe and the hard liners turn out and factor into who wins. Then you move back to the middle for the general. Don't look at me I want a ...Jump to post
This whole "you didn't disavow it so you can't lead" stuff is lame. Many members of the GOP have disowned it I mean the numbers kind of speak for themselves. You get what, 10 of 200 congressmen and three or four senators willing to go on the record? And every one of them has been spurned ...Jump to post
Yes the actions of a few that day represent the whole party just like the actions of a few represent the whole Democratic Party. Politicians and media want this narrative to continue, I would hope that majority of people see through this, but apparently not evident here. The Republicans had more th...Jump to post
Plenty of the protestors last summer were violent. Not "overthrow the government" violent but just as threatening in their own way. The comparison with the protests in summer 2020 is actually very instructive. "Defund the police" gained zero traction at the national level, and e...Jump to post
johns624 wrote:Tugger wrote:To some, every person not named Trump is a RINO. Not that I like Cruz...I do love how Cruz is getting pwned over his statement. The Right loves to eat its own.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tu ... 88853.html
The bellicosity and access to power of the far right in American politics is, for the moment, unique. You don't need to condemn the far left at the same time - in fact it's better if you don't - because there simply isn't a comparable amount of weight behind it. AOC and Bernie can bend at best a sli...Jump to post
Trump made one of his gravest errors in just sitting there and not acting to shut this riot down. Though I don't consider it an insurrection and more of a riot it should have been dealt with swiftly and with more deadly force. Any lawmaker D or R should be protected. If unauthorized individuals bre...Jump to post
No Serena? Has she retired or is she giving this one a miss? She has not officially retired but yes she is sitting out this tournament. She injured her hamstring at Wimbledon in July and hasn’t played since. Few people in tennis would be surprised if she has one more spirited run, but even fewer wi...Jump to post