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Posted: Apr 10, 2020 - 8:21am



 islander wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
Can Biden choose Obama as veep?
 
Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

 

I'm not opposed to this, but just to drive the point home I would love to see Merrick Garland get the nod as RBG steps down.  I know, politics, younger, seats, control blah blah blah.  I want to see a little justices for the justice. 
 
I thought Garland was a compromise choice that Obama thought he could get confirmed by the senate

 

He was. And the senate, led by that mealy fuckwit mitch mcconnell jr. blocked him for no legitimate reason.  Supreme court nominees should be a compromise. They should be people that we all agree can make rational decisions that would fairly consider the reasoning from 'our' side, no matter which side that is.  It's fine if they are conservative, or liberal, but they should be acceptable to all.  And Garland should have been. He was a good choice (even if the reason was compromise). He deserves that seat.   I know it won't happen because politics and the culture war we are in demands that we put the youngest possible person in place to have a reliable vote for the longest time. But that reasoning just gives the other side (no matter which side) reasons to question the legitimacy of the court, and it does it ofr the longest time. 

It's really important that people have faith in their government. The problems of the electoral college, and the disproportionate senate representational power are looming along with a growing distrust of the court. If nothing is done, we will eventually reach a tipping point where a sizable portion of the populace won't feel they have any recourse through the system they live under. When that happens what are their options?  If they can't get a 'bernie' style person into the system, they will want to opt out of the system. Then the only recourse the system has is violence to get them to comply.   I don't see how that ends well. Compromise has to happen somewhere. It may need to be forced. I would have given the fuckwit mcconnell jr. credit if he had accepted the olive branch that was offered, but he didn't. So I say offer it a 2nd time. If it Garland gets appointed it shows that at least one side is willing to not go full war political. If it isn't reciprocated later, then there is always time for a real revolution later.

 
Past giants of the Supreme Court would have no chance of getting on the court today. That should speak for itself. Sadly, it does not. A poignant example of reap and sow. 

islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 10, 2020 - 7:48am



 haresfur wrote:


 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
Can Biden choose Obama as veep?
 
Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

 

I'm not opposed to this, but just to drive the point home I would love to see Merrick Garland get the nod as RBG steps down.  I know, politics, younger, seats, control blah blah blah.  I want to see a little justices for the justice. 
 
I thought Garland was a compromise choice that Obama thought he could get confirmed by the senate

 

He was. And the senate, led by that mealy fuckwit mitch mcconnell jr. blocked him for no legitimate reason.  Supreme court nominees should be a compromise. They should be people that we all agree can make rational decisions that would fairly consider the reasoning from 'our' side, no matter which side that is.  It's fine if they are conservative, or liberal, but they should be acceptable to all.  And Garland should have been. He was a good choice (even if the reason was compromise). He deserves that seat.   I know it won't happen because politics and the culture war we are in demands that we put the youngest possible person in place to have a reliable vote for the longest time. But that reasoning just gives the other side (no matter which side) reasons to question the legitimacy of the court, and it does it ofr the longest time. 

It's really important that people have faith in their government. The problems of the electoral college, and the disproportionate senate representational power are looming along with a growing distrust of the court. If nothing is done, we will eventually reach a tipping point where a sizable portion of the populace won't feel they have any recourse through the system they live under. When that happens what are their options?  If they can't get a 'bernie' style person into the system, they will want to opt out of the system. Then the only recourse the system has is violence to get them to comply.   I don't see how that ends well. Compromise has to happen somewhere. It may need to be forced. I would have given the fuckwit mcconnell jr. credit if he had accepted the olive branch that was offered, but he didn't. So I say offer it a 2nd time. If it Garland gets appointed it shows that at least one side is willing to not go full war political. If it isn't reciprocated later, then there is always time for a real revolution later.

haresfur

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 4:44pm



 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
Can Biden choose Obama as veep?
 
Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

 

I'm not opposed to this, but just to drive the point home I would love to see Merrick Garland get the nod as RBG steps down.  I know, politics, younger, seats, control blah blah blah.  I want to see a little justices for the justice. 
 
I thought Garland was a compromise choice that Obama thought he could get confirmed by the senate

islander

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 12:09pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
Can Biden choose Obama as veep?
 
Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

 

I'm not opposed to this, but just to drive the point home I would love to see Merrick Garland get the nod as RBG steps down.  I know, politics, younger, seats, control blah blah blah.  I want to see a little justices for the justice. 
kcar

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 11:43am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
Can Biden choose Obama as veep?
 
Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

 

I'd be surprised if Obama would want that gig.
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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 11:42am

 Lazy8 wrote:
Red_Dragon wrote:
How about Michelle for veep, then?

How about we avoid family dynasties and seek people with demonstrated political leadership skills for the office?

The last 3-1/2 years should have driven that point home.
 
That's what Trumpers said before Trump got in.
rgio

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 11:25am



 meower wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
This just rolled by on FB:

Joe Biden's most logical VP picks
. (WaPo article but on the Boston paper site because paywalls)
 

i like Stacey A 
 

I'm sticking with Katie Porter as the choice I'd like to see him make.  She is acceptable to conservatives (she won Red Orange county), she's bright, she's willing to take on just about anyone, and she has a "home-spun" natural way about her that will play well in the PA, OH, MI swing states (IMO).  
meower

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 11:17am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
This just rolled by on FB:

Joe Biden's most logical VP picks
. (WaPo article but on the Boston paper site because paywalls)
 

i like Stacey A 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 11:13am

This just rolled by on FB:

Joe Biden's most logical VP picks
. (WaPo article but on the Boston paper site because paywalls)
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 10:59am



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

 
How about Michelle for veep, then?

 

Since Joe has promised to select a woman, she might be on the list. I kind of hope he chooses Kamala though. She's a frickin' pit bull who would be awesome at going after Trump while Biden could stay above the fray. And she'd be great in a debate against Pence. Altho there's some talk that Trump will dump Pence in favor of someone like Liz Cheney*. Or Nikki.
 
*Yes that was the earth shuddering just now
Lazy8

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 10:59am

Red_Dragon wrote:
How about Michelle for veep, then?

How about we avoid family dynasties and seek people with demonstrated political leadership skills for the office?

The last 3-1/2 years should have driven that point home.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 10:51am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

 
How about Michelle for veep, then?

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 10:48am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
Can Biden choose Obama as veep?
 
Yes, and the strict constitutionalists seem to agree that Obama could serve as president via succession. 

Edit: but my assumption is that Biden will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 10:36am

Can Biden choose Obama as veep?
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 10:17am



 haresfur wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 AliGator wrote:

Once or twice, because poutine. I still prefer to dip my fries in mayo, like the good Yurpean socialist that I am.
 
I guess I should try the Tim Horton's poutine or something basic like that. I had some at a fancier sit-down place that Welly took us to and dear lord it was horrible. They put like tarragon and blue cheese and all sorts of stuff that sounds like it should be good but it was inedible. 

 

Timmy's poutine is not so good. But neither is their coffee. Tim Bits on the other hand...

eta: magnificent thread-jack btw
 

So good poutine is the Bigfoot of food then? 

Thanks btw I do what I can.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 10:00am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 AliGator wrote:

Once or twice, because poutine. I still prefer to dip my fries in mayo, like the good Yurpean socialist that I am.
 
I guess I should try the Tim Horton's poutine or something basic like that. I had some at a fancier sit-down place that Welly took us to and dear lord it was horrible. They put like tarragon and blue cheese and all sorts of stuff that sounds like it should be good but it was inedible. 

 

Timmy's poutine is not so good. But neither is their coffee. Tim Bits on the other hand...

eta: magnificent thread-jack btw
haresfur

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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 9:58am



 AliGator wrote:

Once or twice, because poutine. I still prefer to dip my fries in mayo, like the good Yurpean socialist that I am.
 

"Mit schlag" in Holland
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 9:55am



 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have encountered it in California ("Wet Fries") at retro 50's themed places
 
Now I want gravy on something but it's a Fast Day. Dammit.
 
whatinthesamhillisthat

 

Coffee and whiskey all day. This is more lenient than what I do but that's the idea.


 

Results?  How long have you been doing it?  How much whiskey is 600 calories?
 

4 months? Or so. It's been fine, nothing dramatic. Down about 25# without really doing anything. I just realized I had a bowl of Raisin Bran today before I was fully awake. Lesson: always drink coffee first. I'm still under this mythical 600 calories but it just means I can't have that apple later. 

A half pint of whiskey is about 500 but it's keto so it doesn't count. At least that's what I tell myself. 
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 9:47am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have encountered it in California ("Wet Fries") at retro 50's themed places
 
Now I want gravy on something but it's a Fast Day. Dammit.
 
whatinthesamhillisthat

 

Coffee and whiskey all day. This is more lenient than what I do but that's the idea.


 

Results?  How long have you been doing it?  How much whiskey is 600 calories?
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 9, 2020 - 9:33am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Coffee and whiskey all day. This is more lenient than what I do but that's the idea.


 

"eats normally" = pints
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