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Everything posted by Zathras

  1. I can see before the new Congress and the inauguration, if Trump loses that there is a potential for a "spoil sport" nomination and possibly confirmation. But that goes against tradition and will make the GOP look like hypocrites. The ones who remain will want to have some ability to work within the next Congress, as well as the republicans who are left will want to distance themselves from Trump. It is possible they will rush this before the election, but I think it is more likely to wait until after.
  2. Agree to disagree. The emotional toll fighting cancer for most people is tremendous. I am sure it affected her in some way. Point is though, she should have stepped down a long time ago. It was a selfish act to stay on that long. Had she stepped down during the Obama term, the dems would not be in this mess in the first place.
  3. Some federal jobs have mandatory retirement already, in some cases at 65 (EG military, law enforcement). They also have minimum health standards, and that should include mental capacity. I don't think RBG was fit either by age, or physical and mental capacities for at least 15 years.
  4. Yeah but the same republicans will throw Trump under the bus if/when he loses. Most confirmations take at least 2-3 months. Between the GOP wanting to wait until after the election the last time this happened, and the senators who are in danger of losing their seats might not want the stink of Trump on them for their own political survival, I think only the republicans too stupid to figure that out will actually push this before the election.
  5. Not to dump on Ginsberg's legacy, but I think she is a prime example that we need to rethink SCOTUS justices being appointed for life. I think there should be an age limit, and a health requirement.
  6. I Love Rock and Roll: Joan Jett's version China Girl: Bowie's version Hall of Mirrors: Siouxsie and the Banshees version Dead Souls: NIN version You Really Got Me: Van Halen version California Girls: David Lee Roth version It's My Life: No Doubt version Black Magic Woman: Santana version
  7. If you are going retro, you might want to check out (that you haven't already seen): The Entity Video Drome The Brood Scanners Demon Seed Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Don't look now Suspira The Omen The Keep
  8. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/congress-fight-rgb-seat/index.html
  9. Not saying he won't. I know all that is required is a simple majority, but I don't think the Senate wants to even touch this until after the election because a lot of projections show the dems will take the senate. Those in danger of losing their seats don't want to draw attention to themselves and give another reason to vote against them.
  10. I don't think Biden can block, nor does he need to block, anything. That sets a bad tit for tat precedent. Besides, even doing it legit means nothing will happen until after the election, anyway. Look, I hate Trump as much as you or anyone else here, but we need to allow for the Constitution to work for us without sinking to Trump's level. Trump can't pass anything right now, let alone a SCOTUS nominee.
  11. I felt the same way about a train in Solo at first, but it looked badass. BTW, could this actually be a land/sea hovercraft, and not necessarily a boat?
  12. Seconded. It is only toxic if you let it. Friend but unfollow at the first sign of nonsense.
  13. Not the overall plot, but Nice Guys reminded me of being a similar style and the deadpan sense of humor, and similar type of bumbling characters to Raising Arizona, Fargo, Big Lewbowski, Burn after Reading, Hail Caesar.
  14. I get what you are saying, but I wanted to clarify something. I am not saying Trump's base is entirely redneck hillbillies. I am saying redneck hillbillies are likely to be Trump voters. There are a lot of other groups who support Trump as well. Look no further than those cleaning up on Wall Street these days, while the rest of the nation burns. I think it is fair to say that there has never been a greater disconnect between the stock market, the actual economy, and how most of the population is doing right now. But I do agree with you in that Trump reflects the prevailing attitude
  15. Well the good thing about this thread is I probably wouldn't have watched this movie otherwise.
  16. Inspirational model building video of the day!
  17. True. But it just had too many slow points. It had its moments, I'll say that. But this probably is more about my sense of humor than anything else. I'd give it a C+.
  18. Sorry guys, this has to go into the movie about a stereotypical absentee parent, who is a habitual fuck up buffoon with a heart of gold, that wins the day by pure luck, who has a pissed off teen child who knows all story column. I won't say it is horrible, just a film trying to ape the Coen Brothers way too hard with predictable tropes.
  19. Pot roast, carrots, and taters, all in a crock pot all day.
  20. I am currently trying again, after having 4 IPAs maybe it will be better. I'll let you know when I am done but so far, 30 minutes in I am still bored off my ass.
  21. Don't feel bad. I couldn't get into it, either. I turned it off after 20 minutes.
  22. Hard to explain without a frame of reference, but I would say a much sharper, more intense pain than getting punched in a kidney. That's the closest description I can think of. Maybe for a woman to understand, it might feel like a really horrible menstrual cramp, or injury to an ovary?
  23. Well, how are the Terminators going to distinguish humans from cyborgs covered in living flesh with simulated life signs? Yul Brynner figured out how to track Dennis Weaver in Westworld by tracking heat signatures, but was fooled when he stood next to a torch. In the end, machines are dumb, and humans rule.
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