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re: Only 34% of Americans want shutdown for DACA - Pettifogger
[quote]86% of Americans back DACA. There's little reason for them to cave on this. [/quote] That stuff is so fleeting Most Americans don't know what DACA is Most Americans don't know who the VP is Tax bill was unpopular but is going to end up pretty popular. DACA probably is popular, ...
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re: Only 34% of Americans want shutdown for DACA - Pettifogger
Eh, that number scares me a bit. 34%, even in a biased CNN poll, is a high return for that specific of a question. I think it's possible Trump wins the branding war here, but the sheer volume of sources that aren't going to touch the Schumer Shutdown label is always going to be formidable. It...
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re: Trend in craft beer? - Pettifogger
I see it more as the product of the improving quality and diversity of beers in a given market. Where as well within the craft explosion you used to have a certain profile of IPA that you didn't really have elsewhere in the region (say jai alai/tropicalia), you subsequently started to see local...
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re: Auburn AD Greene - Pettifogger
I just came in at the end, are there really UA people in here acting like Alabama is the non-racist school? ...
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re: Edward Snowden calls for public release of FISA abuses memo & Trump veto surveillance tool - Pettifogger
What's funny is I don't patently disagree with the idea of doing what Snowden did, at least as far as a limited subset of disclosures. What I will say is that I'm very confident that if people like Greenwald, Poitras, etc. ever get the utopian governments they're seeking, you'll quickly find th...
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re: Edward Snowden calls for public release of FISA abuses memo & Trump veto surveillance tool - Pettifogger
[quote]I suspect very few people who do things of value are purely altruistic. [/quote] That's true, of course. But I don't think altruism played any significant role in Snowden's decision making. Snowden has all of the characteristics of the scatterbrained radical for radicalism's sake look...
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re: Edward Snowden calls for public release of FISA abuses memo & Trump veto surveillance tool - Pettifogger
[quote]What has he told the Ruskies? [/quote] We have no idea. I don't believe what USG says, but I sure as frick don't believe the 18 different accounts Snowden has given about what he did with the materials he took (the huge bulk of which did not have anything to do with his whistleblowing eff...
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re: Edward Snowden calls for public release of FISA abuses memo & Trump veto surveillance tool - Pettifogger
[quote]Speculating about Snowden's motives has nothing to do about the value of the information he provided. [/quote] You say this as though I didn't completely acknowledge that possibility in my post...
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re: Edward Snowden calls for public release of FISA abuses memo & Trump veto surveillance tool - Pettifogger
[quote]The man fled to Hong Kong and Russia because he couldn't get a fair trial here. He saw first-hand what happened to NSA whistleblowers before him. And the Espionage Act would effectively prevent him from raising an affirmative defense and the American public would have been none the wiser abou...
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re: Edward Snowden calls for public release of FISA abuses memo & Trump veto surveillance tool - Pettifogger
I find it so hilarious when people pretend Snowden stumbled upon something and then bravely shared it with the world. Even if you think he did something of extreme value, the truth is this: More than actually caring about America, Snowden did what he did so posters like that would speak his na...
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re: Edward Snowden calls for public release of FISA abuses memo & Trump veto surveillance tool - Pettifogger
It's very interesting watching Snowden, Greenwald, Assange, etc. play to whatever crowd might bring them an audience. ...
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re: Schumer meeting at WH has ended. - Pettifogger
[quote]the "journalist" thought it ws important and reflected their views, the "editor" did too. [/quote] you're so full of shite and you know it [quote]why are you defending him?[/quote] I'm all about truth over here...
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re: Schumer meeting at WH has ended. - Pettifogger
Irrelevant The terms weren't "if there is an article from a liberal outlet containing bemoaning re the deal Schumer got." The outlet was to do the bemoaning. ...
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re: Schumer meeting at WH has ended. - Pettifogger
I applaud your effort to use a conservative speaking to a liberal outlet to win the bet...
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re: Schumer meeting at WH has ended. - Pettifogger
monthlong? I'll be thrilled if I lose. And how do we decide on the terms? If "liberal" outlets bemoan the deal Schumer gets you win? If "conservative" outlets like Breitbart and Daily Caller bemoan the deal Trump gets I win? -Those are the terms you agreed to...
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re: Schumer meeting at WH has ended. - Pettifogger
I think SirWinston agreed he would lose if the MSM bemoaned what Schumer got, didn't he? I don't think a stalemate/no change qualifies....
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re: Modern Dems are enemies of the United States - Pettifogger
The issue is that there increasingly isn't that much which unites us. In some sense, I can see why the modern left is the enemy of many attributes of what I think of as the US (and I think historically, it's true). But when roughly half of the country is in that category, they're not the enemy...
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re: The White House knew the government shutdown was imminent months ago - Pettifogger
hahaha like government shutdown threats usually just "sneak up" on the WH give me a fricking break...
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re: and just like that...twitter did its part to bury #releasethememo - Pettifogger
[quote]Sadly, more Americans probably care more about Kim and Kanye's baby [/quote] Yeah, while Twitter probably does censor hashtags for political reasons, this idea that the kek world dominates twitter more than the dumb masses who care about celebrity news isn't very realistic....
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re: DC bars gear up with shutdown specials - Pettifogger
Capitol Lounge is where dreams go to die...
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