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Out of the Blue

With Thursday Night Football tonight, here's a reminder to get your picks in if you are part of our football pool. As of week 10 WarPig is dominating the spread pool. I'm in seventh in that one, and am just happy to note I am ahead of some people who are actually still participating, but there's still time to drop below them. It's Mr.Tact in charge in the straight picks pool, where I'm in a six-way tie for ninth place. I will not torture myself by calculating where I'd be if I was more objective when it comes to picking games where my Giants are playing.

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49. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 07:27 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 22:19:
You forgot to tell us the Sun isn't going to turn into a red giant and that the Earth is flat. Come on, put some effort into it!
King Solomon 2020
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48. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2017, 22:33 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 21:56:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 23:37:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 23:24:
Politics isn't real.
If only this were true. Unfortunately politics are very real, and they have real effects on real people. As a specific example my ability to get health care is at risk due to politics.

"Do not put your trust in nobles nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation." (Psalms 146:3) It's pretty telling when the Bible says politics is untrustworthy.

Besides, the governments of the world delude themselves if they think they have power. They don't know what real power is. Here's actual power: "The nations are like a drop from a bucket, and as the film of dust on the scales they are regarded." (Isaiah 40:15)

Except for King Solomon, no ruler has ever brought any peace and happiness to their subjects. History is rife with individuals who wanted to rule for selfish reasons. And even if they mean well, they are imperfect and incapable of battling a system stacked against them. (1 John 5:19) It's the same garbage from the beginning. Humans dominating humans to their injury as Ecclesiastes 8:9 states.

Politics has no substance behind any of it. That's why I said it is not real and is delusional.

I mean, something is delusional, but I'd wager it's the guy convinced that the government who tells me who I can and can't marry, or whether I have to have an unintended child, or what I can own and where I can drive, rather than some guy invented a few thousand years ago and largely based on a few other guys invented a few thousand before that.
 
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47. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2017, 22:19 Mr. Tact
 
You forgot to tell us the Sun isn't going to turn into a red giant and that the Earth is flat. Come on, put some effort into it!  
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46. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2017, 21:56 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 23:37:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 23:24:
Politics isn't real.
If only this were true. Unfortunately politics are very real, and they have real effects on real people. As a specific example my ability to get health care is at risk due to politics.

"Do not put your trust in nobles nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation." (Psalms 146:3) It's pretty telling when the Bible says politics is untrustworthy.

Besides, the governments of the world delude themselves if they think they have power. They don't know what real power is. Here's actual power: "The nations are like a drop from a bucket, and as the film of dust on the scales they are regarded." (Isaiah 40:15)

Except for King Solomon, no ruler has ever brought any peace and happiness to their subjects. History is rife with individuals who wanted to rule for selfish reasons. And even if they mean well, they are imperfect and incapable of battling a system stacked against them. (1 John 5:19) It's the same garbage from the beginning. Humans dominating humans to their injury as Ecclesiastes 8:9 states.

Politics has no substance behind any of it. That's why I said it is not real and is delusional.
 
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45. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2017, 15:35 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 12:43:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 23:24:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:25:
At least what we discuss is real and not crazy fantasy crap.
Politics RELIGION isn't real. It delusion mixed with insanity.
FTFY
You're confusing religion with politics, it's a common mistake being as they both have 8 letters.

Also, both are verboten topics at dinner parties.
 
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44. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2017, 12:43 RedEye9
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 23:24:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:25:
At least what we discuss is real and not crazy fantasy crap.
Politics RELIGION isn't real. It delusion mixed with insanity.
FTFY
You're confusing religion with politics, it's a common mistake being as they both have 8 letters.
 
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43. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 23:37 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 23:24:
Politics isn't real.
If only this were true. Unfortunately politics are very real, and they have real effects on real people. As a specific example my ability to get health care is at risk due to politics.
 
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42. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 23:24 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:25:
At least what we discuss is real and not crazy fantasy crap.

Politics isn't real. It delusion mixed with insanity.
 
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41. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 14:27 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:24:
shush, don't feed
 
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40. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 14:25 RedEye9
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 13:50:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:24:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:21:
We'll see that you get a nomination for sainthood (or whatever).

/end sarcasm
shush, don't feed

Dude. Seriously. Your discussing hardcore political topics on a video game news site. Pretty sure that all kinds of trollfoolery.
At least what we discuss is real and not crazy fantasy crap.
 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 13:50 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:24:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:21:
We'll see that you get a nomination for sainthood (or whatever).

/end sarcasm
shush, don't feed

Dude. Seriously. Your discussing hardcore political topics on a video game news site. Pretty sure that all kinds of trollfoolery.
 
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 12:45 Mr. Tact
 
As expected Trump bad mouthed Franken while staying silent on Moore (and himself). I am shocked. SHOCKED!  
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 12:31 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:29:
I had not heard about the Roger Stone tweet, if accurate it does raise some questions. Yeah, I was annoyed by the WaPo's description of the photo. He is not actually grabbing her breasts, although even pretending to is out of line. Glad to hear she has accepted his apology.
That was the first thing I thought when I looked at the photo. HE'S NOT EVEN TOUCHING THE BOOBIES.
So when Beamer said the photo was disgusting I was like "Wat the Wat"

Gotta love how a real human being like Al Franken has responded to the situation.
Maybe a few members of the GOP will get woke and take note. Nah, who am I kidding, that'll never happen.

Yeah, compared to Roy Moore, DJT, Clarence Thomas, this is at the low end of the scale. Some have said that maybe she just wasn't used to this kind of thing in rehearsal whereas perhaps it was more usual for Al having been in TV for decades, some kind of misunderstanding. From her description I'm not really buying it, but I do appreciate his unreserved apology and her acceptance of it. No mealy mouthed "I'm sorry people were offended" BS.

Franken may be able to weather this event, given it's "lower" severity, but if more crop up, he's sunk. Given his coke-fueled decades with SNL, I'd be surprised if there aren't more stories that crop up.
 
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 08:39 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:29:
I had not heard about the Roger Stone tweet, if accurate it does raise some questions. Yeah, I was annoyed by the WaPo's description of the photo. He is not actually grabbing her breasts, although even pretending to is out of line. Glad to hear she has accepted his apology.
That was the first thing I thought when I looked at the photo. HE'S NOT EVEN TOUCHING THE BOOBIES.
So when Beamer said the photo was disgusting I was like "Wat the Wat"

Gotta love how a real human being like Al Franken has responded to the situation.
Maybe a few members of the GOP will get woke and take note. Nah, who am I kidding, that'll never happen.
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 08:29 Mr. Tact
 
I had not heard about the Roger Stone tweet, if accurate it does raise some questions. Yeah, I was annoyed by the WaPo's description of the photo. He is not actually grabbing her breasts, although even pretending to is out of line. Glad to hear she has accepted his apology.  
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 08:24 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:21:
We'll see that you get a nomination for sainthood (or whatever).

/end sarcasm
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 08:21 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 04:28:
See. Absolutely no peep out me about your political discussions.
We'll see that you get a nomination for sainthood (or whatever).

/end sarcasm
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 04:28 Kxmode
 
See. Absolutely no peep out me about your political discussions.  
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31. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 17, 2017, 03:07 jdreyer
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 02:57:
MrGrosser wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 14:09:
RedEye9 wrote:
This happened while he was a comedian, they do comedic things. That's why it's called comedy.

Everyone nowadays is coming out with something on everyone else. You dig deep in just about anyone's background, you're probably going to find something. And I know I'm the first to start throwing rocks, especially if they are opposite of my political views.. and I'm not trying to defend Fraken because he's a democrat and he is from my state... it's the repeat offenders that I'm worried about.
Now I'm sure some might say, grab someone by the pussy once.. that's fine. Multiple times.. now that's a beating.. but in this case.. he groped her, over a flak jacket. I'm starting to hear victim noises.

I was never really a fan of Franken as a comedian. I like him better as a senator. I think he responded well to the accusations against him.

Full text of his statement is at the bottom of the article. Easier to just read that.

He apologized, is ashamed of making a joke in such poor taste at her expense, and while he doesn't remember the kissing situation the way she describes it, has called for an ethics investigation to be opened on himself.

Normally I'd be fine with this, as it is exactly what should happen in a case like this. Something does seem rather suspicious in this case though. Tweeden says she accepts his apology, but doesn't want the ethics investigation. Roger Stone tweeted about Franken being next "in the barrel" hours before the accusation was made public. How did he find out that she was going to tweet her story?

WaPo is saying things like this in their articles: "She also posted a photo of Franken posing with his hands on her breasts as she slept."

Except he apparently didn't even touch her, but just mimed it for the picture, and certainly didn't have his hands on her breasts, as she was wearing ballistic armor. It was joke in very poor taste, which, he admits now, and says he's ashamed of, and apologized to her. So sure, call for him to take responsibility for what he did, but why claim he did something that he didn't do?

So, I say let's have the investigation and let the chips fall where they may.

And while we're at it, let's get that investigation into Trump going as well. He still has over a dozen women leveling accusations of everything from sexual harassment to rape against him, yet no investigation, no hearings, just crickets from Congress. WTF?

Get in line, buddy. I'm still waiting for Clarence fucking Thomas to step down from his post for sexual harassment.
 
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30. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 17, 2017, 02:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
MrGrosser wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 14:09:
RedEye9 wrote:
This happened while he was a comedian, they do comedic things. That's why it's called comedy.

Everyone nowadays is coming out with something on everyone else. You dig deep in just about anyone's background, you're probably going to find something. And I know I'm the first to start throwing rocks, especially if they are opposite of my political views.. and I'm not trying to defend Fraken because he's a democrat and he is from my state... it's the repeat offenders that I'm worried about.
Now I'm sure some might say, grab someone by the pussy once.. that's fine. Multiple times.. now that's a beating.. but in this case.. he groped her, over a flak jacket. I'm starting to hear victim noises.

I was never really a fan of Franken as a comedian. I like him better as a senator. I think he responded well to the accusations against him.

Full text of his statement is at the bottom of the article. Easier to just read that.

He apologized, is ashamed of making a joke in such poor taste at her expense, and while he doesn't remember the kissing situation the way she describes it, has called for an ethics investigation to be opened on himself.

Normally I'd be fine with this, as it is exactly what should happen in a case like this. Something does seem rather suspicious in this case though. Tweeden says she accepts his apology, but doesn't want the ethics investigation. Roger Stone tweeted about Franken being next "in the barrel" hours before the accusation was made public. How did he find out that she was going to tweet her story?

WaPo is saying things like this in their articles: "She also posted a photo of Franken posing with his hands on her breasts as she slept."

Except he apparently didn't even touch her, but just mimed it for the picture, and certainly didn't have his hands on her breasts, as she was wearing ballistic armor. It was joke in very poor taste, which, he admits now, and says he's ashamed of, and apologized to her. So sure, call for him to take responsibility for what he did, but why claim he did something that he didn't do?

So, I say let's have the investigation and let the chips fall where they may.

And while we're at it, let's get that investigation into Trump going as well. He still has over a dozen women leveling accusations of everything from sexual harassment to rape against him, yet no investigation, no hearings, just crickets from Congress. WTF?
 
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