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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian707 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:24 pm

What are Bailey's chances of winning vs Pritzker? This dude is horsefeathering nuts. 5%?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:27 pm

Brian707 wrote:What are Bailey's chances of winning vs Pritzker? This dude is horsefeathering nuts. 5%?


According to 538, you've overshot it...

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/20 ... /illinois/

But the polling is limited.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:12 pm

Banedon wrote:
Derwood wrote:
sneakypower wrote:https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1554639811595669505


What (if anything) might this mean for the midterms?


Welcome to the conversation for the next 3 months.

It at minimum means that the issue is motivating Dem voters to turn out in non-POTUS elections. It’s definitely a good sign, anyway.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:17 pm

I think abortion is likely to be more salient than the average issue, but I'd also be careful about the takeaway from issue votes instead of candidates. People are frequently much more sane/progressive when voting on issues compared to people/parties. A recent example, here in Missouri the public voted down Right to Work and voted for medical marijuana in the same election they elected Hawley over a two term incumbent.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:08 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I think abortion is likely to be more salient than the average issue, but I'd also be careful about the takeaway from issue votes instead of candidates. People are frequently much more sane/progressive when voting on issues compared to people/parties. A recent example, here in Missouri the public voted down Right to Work and voted for medical marijuana in the same election they elected Hawley over a two term incumbent.


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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:15 pm

Banedon wrote:


Andrew Yang has the weirdest boner after hearing that.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:49 pm

Some spectacularly bad lawyering going on in the Alex Jones trial...

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:06 pm

Lol, watch this and dream about Trump sitting in a similar court room. At least we can dream.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:08 pm

Banedon wrote:Some spectacularly bad lawyering going on in the Alex Jones trial...



Please give the content of that phone to the January 6th committee and subpoena Alex Jones. Thanks.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:39 pm

That Kansas result is really, really encouraging.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:04 pm

Alex Jones: “I have the worst horsefeathering lawyer”
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:14 pm

I wonder if Jones' lawyers simply realize what a giant piece of horsefeathers he is and decided to do the right thing .... under the guise of it being a "mistake"
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Postby CubinNY » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:47 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:I wonder if Jones' lawyers simply realize what a giant piece of horsefeathers he is and decided to do the right thing .... under the guise of it being a "mistake"

I'm not a lawyer, but any lawyers might want to chime in. If the lawyer knew Jones was hiding discoverable information and protected him from discovery they could be in hot, hot water. I'd think they would have turned them over, not by accident but because they were forced to do it. If it was by accident it seems they would be in hot water as well. But I don't know the rules.
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Postby bukie » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:51 pm

It's not even bad lawyering, they just accidentally complied with discovery after Jones was convicted by default for not complying with discovery. So he's now trying to use the sentencing trial to defend himself after already defaulting a guilty verdict for ignoring the case for too long.

I feel no remorse for him and hope he's taken for all he's worth.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:57 pm

CubinNY wrote:Lol, watch this and dream about Trump sitting in a similar court room. At least we can dream.



[expletive], I want her telling him "just because you believe something is true, does not make it true," hooked up to my horsefeathering veins.

No, wait; I want it hooked up to the brains of every horsefeathering fascist, Right Wing conspiracy theorist that is actively turning our world into a hellscape because they think everything their gut and addled brain tells them is true.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:08 am

This should be how they fight Republicans this fall. Short thread:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:22 am

Putting this here just because of the location....

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby bukie » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:12 am

A rare optimistic political Twitter thread...

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:50 pm

Good morning from CPAC.

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