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I forgot to post this yesterday and it's interesting: every election since 1954 that the Republicans have added to their Senate majority, they've also added seats in the House. There are no exceptions found in that 64 year data set. I researched this because a friend asked me why some feel so confident about gaining several Senate seats, yet fret about losing the House. The above correlation isn't determinative of causation, natch, as the nature of the intrastate voting subsets and individual candidates are different. However, some recent elections have become even more of a national policy referendum than strictly state and district contests. Caveat: I haven't gone back through the historic races to determine if the Reps picked up Senate and/or House seats because their Dem opponents made unforced errors like they're making this cycle. That may seem like a nit, but there could be a common causal attribute that I don't have time to investigate. Although I kinda doubt it... (Is that hedged enough?) Nonetheless, if you're looking for some Xanax data to calm your electoral anxiety, it's a decent point of departure.
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I meant my reply as a compliment to you, Extraneus. I try to be precise in my language, and the use of declarative statements regarding a nebulous scandal grates on my last nerve. :) ~ ~ ~ Shower time. Don't any of you damned 'newbies' get to be mud rasslin' or nothin'... Nytol
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Evergreen Headline at JustOneMinute
I get the point, Extraneus - and appreciate the inclusion of 'yet' and 'seem' in your comment. They're extremely important qualifiers, considering the circumstances...
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'Incompetence you don’t want to accept or recognize.' Wow. There is an entire bundle of stupid in that statement. First of all, how in the fuck do you know what I accept or recognize? If you ever insult me like that again, I'll respond in kind, and you won't ever fucking recover from it. Read that again, if necessary... Secondly, since the investigation(s) are not complete, how in the fuck can you call it incompetence? Good grief.
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'I think the foot dragging has gone on long enough and currently see no good reason for it.' That's a completely ridiculous comment, seeing as you don't know the full scope of the scandal, don't know all the personnel involved, don't know all the agencies involved, don't know all the foreign powers involved, don't know all the media entities involved, don't know all the private companies involved, ad infinitum. And since you don't know those things, there's no logicical basis for you to declare that it's gone on long enough, or to dismissively characterize it as foot dragging. This is just more of your ankle-biting bullshit directed at Trump and his administration.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Evergreen Headline at JustOneMinute
'Have you engaged anyone today?' I have a date a little later, but have no plans for an engagement...😂
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To narciso from ChiTown: Ask narc if he heard any more on that supposed “nearby hotel” security cam that showed Khashoggi leaving 20 mins after entering the Consulate.
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lol, Pin!! Did you bid?
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JM Hanes - ChiTown Lurker says Mnuchin is going to the security conference, not the later investment conference others pulled out from.
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'I consider this a failure of the agencies and all the people including the Trump appointees.' Maybe you'll have a chance to vote for Sasse or Kasich in the 2020 primary!
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It took two years to investigate Watergate - a simple burglary with only a small cast of characters. It took four years to investigate Whitewater - slightly more complex, and it took a few significant turns. The Spygate scandal has a cast of dozens that we know about (possibly hundreds when it's all revealed), several of the most powerful government agencies on earth, and agencies of foreign governments, as well as corporate entities. Many of those individuals continue to hold power in various degrees, the agencies still exist (and are likely protecting their turf), and we have to deal with the fallout from our alleged allies. The process could take a few more days...
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Evergreen Headline at JustOneMinute
Just saw some photos from Widespread Panic's venue for the next three nights - Pabst Riverside Theater in Milwaukee. What a gorgeous hall!! Maybe I'll drive up Sunday morning... 😂
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'Sasse gets continuous grief here...' And he should. Another credentialed idiot (five degrees), who's spent a whopping fifteen months in the private sector and the rest of his career in government , NGOs, and academia. Oh, boy!! I'm glad he votes in a manner consistent with the right (like he has some choice considering his electorate) but it's the constant whiny attacks on Trump that get picked up by the MSM that can undermine the leader of his party. Also, I guess based on his incredible knowledge of he real world, he's often mentioned as a potential primary candidate against Trump. Screw that. He'll get no praise from me.
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Lots of nice rides in your area, rse - I see some every time I'm in there...
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Finding The Fall Guy at JustOneMinute
You raise an interesting thought, OL. I don't have any credit cards, but I guess there's a daily limit on my debit cards. Maybe I should call my banker or broker... lol
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Chattanooga is to Alabama as Nantucket is to Connecticut, OL. 😎
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Four P-Zero's will buy a lot of tar, OL. :)
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Fer, Jane. ;)
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I'm at the shop getting some new tars for my car, so I'll take the phrase of the day... Nothing is faster than rumor.
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'And here you are, MM.' Well played, boatbuilder!
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Gorgeous live scene from Montana. Dang.
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Someone posted a link to GP showing the lines of people waiting for this evening's rally. It doesn't appear that Trump is losing many supporters...
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We love coloring books, cathyf!! :)
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Thanks, Mitt!! You're awesometastic! 😍
I enjoyed the podcast - just recently started listening to a few of his. I don't agree with everything he says or necessarily all of his conclusions, but I often appreciate his points and angle of attack.