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Rumor: McConnell and His Top Liberal RINO Allies Are Planning a Coordinated Smear Campaign Against Tommy Tuberville Tonight

Tuberville is refusing to give his consent to unanimously approving military promotions without vetting. He's doing this to protest the Pentagon's completely-illegal use of taxpayer money for abortions -- that is expressly illegal due to the Hyde Act, but the Pentagon has decided, like the armies of most tyrannical regimes -- to openly flout the law -- but he's also stopping a huge number of woke ideologues from further burrowing into what is left of our once-proud, once-mighty military.

McConnell and his allies are determined to destroy Tuberville for upholding the law and for sticking up for the pro-life cause, which liberal corporate Republicans of course hate. They want us all to be perfect little Corporate Robots, and children are so inconvenient to that!



Mollie
@MZHemingway

I'm hearing McConnell deputies and allies, including Lindsay Graham, Joni Ernst, Todd Young, and Dan Sullivan, told colleagues today they're planning an attack on Tommy Tuberville's hold on military promotions, modeled after Elizabeth Warren's attack a few months ago. Tuberville has blocked unaccountable, review-free unanimous consent for military promotions -- all due to the Pentagon's completely illegal abortion funding policy. During his hold on this easy approval (that would otherwise occur without even a vote) it's been discovered that more than 40% of the nominees are beholden to DEI and other left-wing ideology at odds with an effective fighting force. The plan to run interference for Biden admin and its woke Pentagon is reportedly scheduled for 6p tonight. Just fyi. We'll see who exactly is involved and what happens.

Waller, a friend, has a book coming out in January: Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 02:50 PM




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1 Wouldn't put it past them

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 02:51 PM (fwDg9)

2 Uniparty gonna uniparty

Posted by: brak at November 02, 2023 02:51 PM (WxvBY)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

4 This asshole is going to live forever I guess

Posted by: nckate at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (SnxUt)

5 Do it.

Masks falling it better than masks on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (GBKbO)

6 Didn’t this happen yesterday?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (u73oe)

7

And most if not all these fools are as woke-joke as Vanilli Milley, and worse.

Tuberville is hitting back on two fronts. Abortion and racialist anti-Americans in uniform.

Good for him and screw the GOP to hell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (x0n13)

8 Read the Military has pony up for hundreds of Trannie operations this year, cut that crap off too

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (fwDg9)

9 WHAT A SHOCK.

It's as if their opposition to abortion has been a lie all along!

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at November 02, 2023 02:53 PM (zjgNU)

10 McConnell and his allies are determined to destroy Tuberville for upholding the law and for sticking up for the pro-life cause, which liberal corporate Republicans of course hate. They want us all to be perfect little Corporate Robots, and children are so inconvenient to that!

If it's true, they're about to find out that things have changed. The worm has turned. The emperor has been revealed. And other cliches that don't come to mind right now.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 02:53 PM (I/Qkd)

11

Joni Ernst is fast becoming the Susan Collins of Lisa Murkowskis.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 02, 2023 02:53 PM (x0n13)

12 Waller, a friend,


AGAIN with these revelations!

Ace has FRIENDS!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

13 Have weaselly Republican senators like Ernst, Romney, Young, etc., ever made a stink about how woke our military has become!

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Have they ever used the procedural gimmicks that they're so proud of knowing in and out, the basic argument they make for re-election and winning leadership positions, to advance any conservative position at all?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 02:53 PM (GBKbO)

14 Do it.

Masks falling it better than masks on.


Ah, yes. The masks have fallen. Steiner is not coming. etc., etc.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 02:54 PM (I/Qkd)

15 McConnell and his allies are determined to destroy Tuberville for upholding the law and for sticking up for the pro-life cause, which liberal corporate Republicans of course hate. They want us all to be perfect little Corporate Robots, and children are so inconvenient to that!
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Corporate. State. Party. Whatever. Any kind of robot, really.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 02:54 PM (ELpxa)

16 Do we have permission to march upon the castle with torches and pitchforks if they say what Tuberville is doing is "a threat to our democracy?"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 02:54 PM (Zz0t1)

17 Uh, isn't the Pentagon's funding of abortions also "injecting politics into the military?"

Abortion is about the hottest of hot potatoes, politically.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 02, 2023 02:54 PM (YIVH2)

18 6 Didn’t this happen yesterday?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (u73oe)


Daylight Savings time. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 02, 2023 02:55 PM (x0n13)

19 McConnel never ducks a chance to lose a Senate seat.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 02:55 PM (myvUL)

20 They can still vote on these promotions. They just have to do it one at a time and it’ll be on record.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 02, 2023 02:56 PM (u73oe)

21 I would welcome all out fratricide amongst the GOP in the Senate. Time for those asshats to choose sides. Tuberville seems like he's not gonna lose sleep over this, but we'll see.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 02, 2023 02:56 PM (YRsIm)

22 17 Uh, isn't the Pentagon's funding of abortions also "injecting politics into the military?"

Abortion is about the hottest of hot potatoes, politically.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 02, 2023 02:54 PM (YIVH2)

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Anything the government touches is inherently political simply because the government is involved.

When people say, "Get politics out of this government thing," what they really mean is, "You're not allowed to argue this particular sacred cow because I don't have good arguments in support of it."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 02:56 PM (GBKbO)

23 Ah, Yertle the Turtle. A true piece of shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 02, 2023 02:56 PM (R4t5M)

24 McConnell and His Top Liberal RINO Allies Are Planning a Coordinated Smear Campaign Against Tommy Tuberville Tonight


Tuberville coach Auburn to 7 victories over Alabama, 6 of them consecutively. I think he is immune to hatred.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 02, 2023 02:56 PM (aD39U)

25 McConnel never ducks a chance to lose a Senate seat.
Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 02:55 PM (myvUL)



It's much easier to fundraise and tout all the things they'll do to 'stop the Biden leftist agenda' from a minority position.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)

26 Has everyone figured out what an absolute cocksucker Mitch is yet?

Next person to say BUT MUH JUDGES is getting loaded into a trebuchet and flung into the ocean.

Posted by: ballistic at November 02, 2023 02:57 PM (oqH4h)

27 I'm hearing McConnell deputies and allies, including Lindsay Graham, Joni Ernst, Todd Young, and Dan Sullivan, told colleagues today they're planning an attack on Tommy Tuberville's hold on military promotions, modeled after Elizabeth Warren's attack a few months ago.
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That stalwart pro-lifer Lindsey Graham is going to be part of a GOPe smear campaign against Tuberville?

Shocking! Shocking, I say!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 02:57 PM (ELpxa)

28 Member when Lindsay proposed a federal ban on abortion right before the mid terms! I member.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 02, 2023 02:57 PM (u73oe)

29 I thought Ernst Romney founded the Brown Shirts??

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 02, 2023 02:57 PM (krqg6)

30 27 Has everyone figured out what an absolute cocksucker Mitch is yet?

Next person to say BUT MUH JUDGES is getting loaded into a trebuchet and flung into the ocean.
Posted by: ballistic at November 02, 2023 02:57 PM (oqH4h)

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Spoiler:

"But Muh Judges" is going to win Mitch his next primary election by at least 40 points.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (GBKbO)

31 Turtle has to get his Chyna top picks in without examination.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (cOq4q)

32 Rumor ? That is the smell of a shit ton of Treasonous Snakes,
the shits right there, not their.
You know McConnell been a snake so long he does not need a brain anymore he has a reflex action to FU to the Folks, they brung.

Posted by: Monte Walsh at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (LcRVs)

33 McConnel never ducks a chance to lose a Senate seat.

I'm starting to think his recent "episodes" have left permanent mental damage.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (I/Qkd)

34 Tuberville has blocked unaccountable, review-free unanimous consent for military promotions -- all due to the Pentagon's completely illegal abortion funding policy. During his hold on this easy approval (that would otherwise occur without even a vote) it's been discovered that more than 40% of the nominees are beholden to DEI and other left-wing ideology at odds with an effective fighting force. The plan to run interference for Biden admin and its woke Pentagon is reportedly scheduled for 6p tonight. Just fyi. We'll see who exactly is involved and what happens.
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If it happens, it won't be a surprise. The GOP ran interference *against* many of Trump's appointments, all for basically the same reasons.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (ELpxa)

35 "But Muh Judges" is going to win Mitch his next primary election by at least 40 points.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (GBKbO)


I also get a vote.

Posted by: Death at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (aD39U)

36 Waller, a friend, has a book coming out in January: Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains.
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I assume it will boil down to, "specifics aside, it went the same way it always has."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (ELpxa)

37 30 I thought Ernst Romney founded the Brown Shirts??
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 02, 2023 02:57 PM (krqg6)


But first she will Blofeld me . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (x0n13)

38 https://tinyurl.com/24un86w4

#16 is my choice for the winner.

Posted by: Drive by at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (MNhXM)

39 It’s Alabama so the smear will be when he was 19 he asked a 17 year old out. And she was his 4th cousin or something.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (P5BwU)

40 Supposedly there are...49 Rep Senators but in practice it looks like it is really maybe...5.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (XqcwY)

41 Breaking911 @Breaking911 49m
DEVELOPING: FBI raids Brooklyn home of chief fundraiser for NYC Mayor Eric Adams, in what appears to be a campaign finance-related investigation - WNBC
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 02, 2023 02:52 PM (krqg6)


The FIB really has become Biden’s Praetorian Guard. Even black Democrats aren’t safe if they speak wrongthink about Joe.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (h6e1t)

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (aD39U)

43 "But Muh Judges" is going to win Mitch his next primary election by at least 40 points.

He won't run again.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (I/Qkd)

44 "young man, in those seats across from us sit the opposition. The seats behind us is where the enemy is found"

Posted by: Kindltot at November 02, 2023 03:00 PM (xhaym)

45 37 "But Muh Judges" is going to win Mitch his next primary election by at least 40 points.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (GBKbO)

I also get a vote.
Posted by: Death at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (aD39U)

=========

https://is.gd/fQqYC9

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:00 PM (GBKbO)

46 Spoiler:

"But Muh Judges" is going to win Mitch his next primary election by at least 40 points.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (GBKbO)
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It will be less "But muh judges" and more the nearly-bottomless war chest the old codger has amassed in his mostly-useless tenure in the Senate that gets him across the line.

Posted by: ballistic at November 02, 2023 03:00 PM (oqH4h)

47 45 "But Muh Judges" is going to win Mitch his next primary election by at least 40 points.

He won't run again.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (I/Qkd)

========

Pres 'X' for doubt.

*smashes X button*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:01 PM (GBKbO)

48 Trannies and abortions are not political. Hmm, the things you learn from The GOPe.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:01 PM (P5BwU)

49 48 It will be less "But muh judges" and more the nearly-bottomless war chest the old codger has amassed in his mostly-useless tenure in the Senate that gets him across the line.
Posted by: ballistic at November 02, 2023 03:00 PM (oqH4h)

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And the fact that KY Republican voters seem to really like him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:01 PM (GBKbO)

50 So buy ammo...again?

Posted by: Louie Lambada at November 02, 2023 03:01 PM (/IjJv)

51 I have just folded space from K'entuki. Many new dams in K'entuki.

Posted by: Mitch McConnell, Guild Navigator at November 02, 2023 03:01 PM (aD39U)

52 Cruz better step up to support Tuberville in this fight. I expect he will.

Posted by: Drive by at November 02, 2023 03:01 PM (MNhXM)

53 https://is.gd/fQqYC9

I'm sure he knows how much the base hates him. The last thing he wants is to lose his last election, and I think he would.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (I/Qkd)

54 'Lindsay Graham, Joni Ernst, Todd Young, and Dan Sullivan'

It tried hard to write in someone else when Todd Young was in his last primary but was too stupid or something and couldn't find a blank to write a different name.
I didn't vote for him in the general though.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (bVfY0)

55
I also get a vote.
Posted by: Death at November 02, 2023 02:58 PM (aD39U)



Screw you. Jimmy Carter still breathes. Your vote doesn't count for shit.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

56 Ass cancer >>>> Mitch McConnell

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (l10hq)

57 He won't run again.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (I/Qkd)


I'll take that action. The only way The Turtle gives up that seat is when he dies. If he's alive, he runs.

Name your stakes.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (mG5ja)

58 Sen Tuberville isn't backing down and I'd bet the farm the squishes reveal themselves to be the RINO's they are.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (qZdIZ)

59 OT: Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper 1h
NEW: Cornell University said Thursday it has canceled classes for a day after a student was charged with making anti-Semitic threats, including one to “shoot up” a dining hall that serves kosher food.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (krqg6)

60 Tuberville is doing what every other repub senator ought to be doing.

Posted by: huerfano at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (Q4KYm)

61 Ciampino, if you're here, I did reply to your offer to translate that vid.

Grazie, ma non e necessario

Posted by: kallisto at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (dCxaZ)

62 Oh how I wish the 80's era Bob Knight could just fucking curb stomp that despicable cockroach named Todd Young. Why must Indiana be cursed with this poisonous weed?


RIP General.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (cRrcX)

63 59 I'll take that action. The only way The Turtle gives up that seat is when he dies. If he's alive, he runs.

Name your stakes.
Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (mG5ja)

=========

One viewing of Prometheus!

I'll get mine in right now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (GBKbO)

64 Joni Ernst should go back to castrating hogs. Woman's got a latent liberal streak. I thought Grassley might keep her on the straight and narrow but his own "reasonable" streak doesn't help that cause. And before anyone praises his latest crusade they need to remember he's on the way out. He's just polishing his legacy now.

Posted by: creeper at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (cTCuP)

65 Military conduct has always been "politicized" even during the days of Geo. Washington (see the disastrous St. Clair expedition and Congress).

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (V0UuG)

66 During his hold on this easy approval (that would otherwise occur without even a vote) it's been discovered that more than 40% of the nominees are beholden to DEI and other left-wing ideology at odds with an effective fighting force.
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There may be less to this than meets the eye.

It is possible that these guys don't actually care one way or another who gets these appointments and promotions - pro-America, anti-America, whatever and anything goes - and are really just pissed off that they're having to both work *and* go on record about things. Both of these things are anathema to politicians.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:04 PM (ELpxa)

67 62 Tuberville is doing what every other repub senator ought to be doing.
Posted by: huerfano at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (Q4KYm)

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In a good GOP, Tuberville would be largely unremarkable, doing some small side bit of obstruction while other, more experienced Senators would be leading bigger obstruction efforts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:04 PM (GBKbO)

68 I'll take that action. The only way The Turtle gives up that seat is when he dies. If he's alive, he runs.

Name your stakes.



Bottle of scotch, not to exceed $80. He isn't up until '26, though, so we'll all have forgotten by then.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 03:04 PM (I/Qkd)

69 My cousin moved to Kentucky last year. I hope she never has the opportunity to vote for Bitch.

Posted by: huerfano at November 02, 2023 03:04 PM (Q4KYm)

70 SPONGE!!!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 02, 2023 03:04 PM (aQy7p)

71 They’re really mad because Tuberville is demonstrating that “we must control everything or else voters shouldn’t expect anything” has always been a lie.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 02, 2023 03:04 PM (h6e1t)

72 Nuke DC.

Posted by: nurse ratched, otter 841 has a BABY! at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (ReKWQ)

73 And the fact that KY Republican voters seem to really like him.

Get this - the parties collude on the state level as well. The last time Mitch ran, his opponent was Allison Grimes. A not unattractive, in a John Kerry love child long faced kind of way. She ran a great campaign, for New York State. But she ran it in Kentucky, so she lost. That tends to happen about every single time Mitch runs.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (mG5ja)

74 Afternoon.

Daily Caller: FBI Raids Home Of Top Eric Adams Fundraiser

https://tinyurl.com/5dprwsbr

Via Charles Glasser at Instapundit.

Posted by: Robert at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (TR6/H)

75 Pray that Tuberville stays strong. IMHO, it would be a tragic defeat for us if he caves.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (mGiP7)

76
The FIB really has become Biden’s Praetorian Guard. Even black Democrats aren’t safe if they speak wrongthink about Joe.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (h6e1t)



This. Adams said the border was in crisis and NYC was dying because of all the illegals.

This can't stand. He must be punished.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (Zz0t1)

77 ... Daily Caller: FBI Raids Home Of Top Eric Adams Fundraiser ...
Posted by: Robert at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (TR6/H)
++++
LOL.

Welcome to the party, Eric.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (ELpxa)

78 Grassley and Ernst. Just WTF are they feeding the people in Iowa?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (l10hq)

79 SPONGE!!!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 02, 2023 03:04 PM (aQy7p)



WOOT!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (Zz0t1)

80 It will be less "But muh judges" and more the nearly-bottomless war chest the old codger has amassed in his mostly-useless tenure in the Senate that gets him across the line.

He can't take it with him and he knows it. His time is coming. But it sure would be nice to see him lose his seat before shuffling off this mortal coil.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 02, 2023 03:06 PM (YRsIm)

81 That tends to happen about every single time Mitch runs.

Mitch knows the Grim Reaper is in the vicinity, and doesn't want to go out like DiFi. It's all just too embarrassing and tacky.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 03:06 PM (I/Qkd)

82 75 Get this - the parties collude on the state level as well. The last time Mitch ran, his opponent was Allison Grimes. A not unattractive, in a John Kerry love child long faced kind of way. She ran a great campaign, for New York State. But she ran it in Kentucky, so she lost. That tends to happen about every single time Mitch runs.
Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (mG5ja)

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Grimes raised $20 million to fight McConnell, the Senate party leader and longtime incumbent.

It was a scam and money laundering.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:06 PM (GBKbO)

83 Nuke DC.
Posted by: nurse ratched, otter 841 has a BABY! at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (ReKWQ)



Working on it......

Posted by: Iranian Covert Ops Crossing Border at November 02, 2023 03:06 PM (Zz0t1)

84 This is the same McConnell that worked feverishly in secret with McCarthy to scuttle viable conservative candidates as "unelectable"

So they could then turn around and claim, "Trump lost 3 elections in a row!"

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (TzW+Y)

85 Mitch knows the Grim Reaper is in the vicinity, and doesn't want to go out like DiFi. It's all just too embarrassing and tacky.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 03:06 PM (I/Qkd)


One bottle. $80. I'm in. Make mine any kind of whiskey. I'm not picky.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (mG5ja)

86 Just WTF are they feeding the people in Iowa?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (l10hq)

White supremacy!!!

Posted by: Leftist what sees white supremacy everywhere at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (TR6/H)

87 Help me here please. Was it Jews at Grand Central station calling for a ceasefire? or am I just stonad?

Posted by: Louie Lambada at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (/IjJv)

88 As an aside, Mollie mentioned the HQ on her "You're Wrong" podcast two weeks ago. Woo-hoo!

Posted by: InZona at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (Z4oys)

89 RIP General.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (cRrcX)

Saw Bob Knight some years ago in a furniture store in my town, shopping with his wife.

Some ditzy fan-boi thought he would ask for an autograph or something. Mrs. Knight gently stopped the guy and said, very politely, "Maybe another time would be better. We're just here to shop."

An impressive display of tact.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (xPJvm)

90 One bottle. $80. I'm in. Make mine any kind of whiskey. I'm not picky.

Done.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 02, 2023 03:08 PM (I/Qkd)

91 Yeah, don't politicize the military, says DIE, gay, and trans obsessives. Normies ought to avoid the military like the plague.

Posted by: Stop being political insist hyperpolitical obsessives at November 02, 2023 03:08 PM (CjGGv)

92 McConnell: He's making us do our phoney baloney jobs!! Harrumph!

GOPe Senators: Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

McConnell: *Pointing* I didn't get a 'Harrumph!' outta that guy.

Romney: Give the Leader a 'Harrumph!'.

McConnell: *Vapor locks for 45 minutes, then declared in the prime of health.*

Posted by: Stu Podaso at November 02, 2023 03:08 PM (qmxcc)

93 I have a feeling that Coach Tuberville is going to win this battle.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at November 02, 2023 03:08 PM (sX1BW)

94 Pretty ridiculous, when you think this through. Hey, what's the Senate's job? To vet and approve people for appointments and promotions.

Aren't you just rubber stamping them when you don't consider each candidate separately? Why yes, yes you are.

So then why do we need a Senate? How much taxpayer money can we save, if we can just fire all of you.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:08 PM (dGCAG)

95 >>> 66 Joni Ernst should go back to castrating hogs. Woman's got a latent liberal streak. I thought Grassley might keep her on the straight and narrow but his own "reasonable" streak doesn't help that cause. And before anyone praises his latest crusade they need to remember he's on the way out. He's just polishing his legacy now.
Posted by: creeper at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (cTCuP)

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Agreed. I think once Grassley is gone she's gonna have a hard time with re-election. He provides a lot of cover for her due to his prominence.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 03:09 PM (JfxgE)

96 20
'Did you know he used to be a Marine ?'

Watching his re-election commercials, this seems to be his sole qualification.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 02, 2023 03:09 PM (bVfY0)

97 The FIB really has become Biden’s Praetorian Guard. Even black Democrats aren’t safe if they speak wrongthink about Joe.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 02, 2023 02:59 PM (h6e1t)
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Only insofar as Biden is the public head of the Party.

Like all security forces in a totalitarian system, the FBI (and the others) are organs of state security. They don't answer to Biden, they defend the Party as such. Like in other countries - the USSR, Red China, Venezuela, South Africa, etc. - the State and the Party have merged. The police and intelligence forces are there to defend that Complex from *all* comers. It is always this way.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:09 PM (ELpxa)

98
Remember Mitch congratulating and shaking hands with Ashlii Babbitt's murderer? I do.

Posted by: Auspex at November 02, 2023 03:10 PM (j4U/Z)

99 And...the GOP is in the minority and doing this kind of slowdown in just one committee.

Man...it's almost like the GOP has actively lied to its voters for decades, or something.

I wonder why an outsider was able to come in and make fools of all of their presidential material by just riffing for months on end.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:10 PM (GBKbO)

100 It's not that there are no hills to die on.

It's that the hill to die on is their own personal graft, corruption and bribery.

No matter:
Like Patton said, make the sons-a-bitches die for their cause.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 02, 2023 03:10 PM (TzW+Y)

101 I love how Ronda Santis is praying for the deep state authoritarian machine to take out Trump while also being confident the machine won't take his head off, too.

They all love the big authoritarian government when the big authoritarian government is doing what they want.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:10 PM (57chq)

102 95 I have a feeling that Coach Tuberville is going to win this battle.
Posted by: SH (no more socks) at November 02, 2023 03:08 PM (sX1BW)


I'm just glad he fights it and will go down swinging all the way, if he doesn't win it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 02, 2023 03:11 PM (x0n13)

103
Some ditzy fan-boi thought he would ask for an autograph or something. Mrs. Knight gently stopped the guy and said, very politely, "Maybe another time would be better. We're just here to shop."

An impressive display of tact.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (xPJvm)



I would've LOVED to be in the booth next to he and Mike Leach when they met for breakfast while coaching in Lubbock each week.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:11 PM (Zz0t1)

104 80 Grassley and Ernst. Just WTF are they feeding the people in Iowa?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (l10hq)


I can't count the number of times I asked myself that question. Never have found the answer. But Iowa's schizophrenia finally drove me out. Seventy years was finally enough.

Posted by: creeper at November 02, 2023 03:11 PM (cTCuP)

105 SH I hope for all of us

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 03:11 PM (fwDg9)

106 Tell Mitch McConnell to go fuck his mother.

Posted by: Senator Tommy Tuberville at November 02, 2023 03:11 PM (R/m4+)

107 Republican and conservative are not synonyms.

Posted by: Jim at November 02, 2023 03:12 PM (zhWvq)

108 Like all security forces in a totalitarian system, the FBI (and the others) are organs of state security.

A big red flag ? When the Mob was supposedly hobbled after that wave of Gotti and other trials, we didn't see the FBI get severely downsized.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:12 PM (mG5ja)

109 Who be Eric Adams?

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (P5BwU)

110 109 Republican and conservative are not synonyms.
Posted by: Jim at November 02, 2023 03:12 PM (zhWvq)

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They're both misnomers at this point, but we all generally know what they mean at this point in time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (GBKbO)

111 Republican and conservative are not synonyms.
Posted by: Jim at November 02, 2023 03:12 PM (zhWvq)
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They're antonyms. There are essentially no conservatives in American government and when one sneaks through, they're destroyed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (ELpxa)

112 Who be Eric Adams?
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (P5BwU)



Mayor of NYC.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (Zz0t1)

113 I keep saying the GOP isa bigger threat to our republic, but nobody believes me.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (57chq)

114 Republican and conservative are not synonyms.
Posted by: Jim at November 02, 2023 03:12 PM (zhWvq)

Uhm yeah they are.
-left

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (P5BwU)

115 24 Ah, Yertle the Turtle. A true piece of shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 02, 2023 02:56 PM (R4t5M)
----
May I refine?
A true piece of chinless shit.

I think that's better.

Posted by: Ciampino - Cremation is your last hope for a smoking hot body! at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (qfLjt)

116 we have a shitty team with shitty coaches

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (PQ4m2)

117 From an earlier thread;


Wow. The world series came and went and I didn't even notice. I feel great!

Posted by: Archer at November 02, 2023 02:19 PM (gmo/4)

I don't watch baseball either. But, Babylon Bee said Texas Rangers are the only team in MLB that did not have a pride day last season.

I watched part of the WS game last night.
Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 03:11 PM (RilAR)

Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (RilAR)

118 Oh duh of course, Eric Adams. Oops, brain fart. Lol.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:14 PM (P5BwU)

119 Grimes raised $20 million to fight McConnell, the Senate party leader and longtime incumbent.

It was a scam and money laundering.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:06 PM (GBKbO)

Word on the street is, any accusation one can make about vote fraud in other places, the Mitch Machine does it as well as anybody.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:14 PM (dGCAG)

120 There are no conservative democrats.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:14 PM (57chq)

121 There is only one party, the uniparty. All hail Fuehrer VonBiden.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 02, 2023 03:14 PM (17s+e)

122 Wow. The world series came and went and I didn't even notice. I feel great!

Posted by: Archer at November 02, 2023 02:19 PM (gmo/4)

I don't watch baseball either. But, Babylon Bee said Texas Rangers are the only team in MLB that did not have a pride day last season.

I watched part of the WS game last night.
Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 03:11 PM (RilAR)
Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (RilAR)

How did the Yankees do? Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 02, 2023 03:15 PM (PQ4m2)

123 Grassley and Ernst. Just WTF are they feeding the people in Iowa?

Seriously ? Mostly agricultural socialism. The Great Plains are the farming equivalent of the old Unionized Rust Belt. What is good and right is what benefits large scale corporate agriculture there. And what benefits large scale corporate agriculture there is, thusly, good.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:15 PM (mG5ja)

124 121 Word on the street is, any accusation one can make about vote fraud in other places, the Mitch Machine does it as well as anybody.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:14 PM (dGCAG)

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I would be surprised if there wasn't a state without massive fraud to support the in power machine. From NY to SC to HI to AK.

No one pays attention to state politics anyway. Who's going to pay attention to errant vote totals for a governor's race in TN?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:15 PM (GBKbO)

125 I blindly voted for Todd Young. I apologize for my mistake.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (63Dwl)

126 You better re-elect Mitch, or a democrat will take his place!!!!!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (57chq)

127 2023 World Series has the lowest viewership ever. The baseball simps are saying it’s because it was unpopular teams not because baseball is dying. It was so pathetic a mid season NFL game had 2x the ratings on Sunday.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (P5BwU)

128  I love how Ronda Santis is praying for the deep state authoritarian machine to take out Trump while also being confident the machine won't take his head off, too.

They all love the big authoritarian government when the big authoritarian government is doing what they want.
---
Yeah, his latest statement ought to put any doubt as to the real reason he ran to bed.
Pretty off-putting for a guy who claims he's gonna fight, fight, fight the mean ol' deep state.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (TzW+Y)

129 Youngs and Ryans all turn to shit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (57chq)

130 =========

I would be surprised if there wasn't a state without massive fraud to support the in power machine. From NY to SC to HI to AK.

No one pays attention to state politics anyway. Who's going to pay attention to errant vote totals for a governor's race in TN?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:15 PM (GBKbO)




"Conservative" Alaska instituted Ranked Choice voting to make sure "Conservative" Lisa Murkowski won by losing her election.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)

131 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son

My dad worked at Indiana University in the athletic department. He was a grounds keeper at the golf course and also mowed the baseball fields and soccer field. He saw the Coach out on the golf course frequently and Knight always said hello and remembered dad's name. Because of his job, dad got free tickets to basketball and football games. I mostly used the football tickets but occasionally was bored by a basketball game. Every time I set foot in Assembly Hall for a game The General got called for at least one technical foul. It was glorious!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 02, 2023 03:17 PM (cRrcX)

132 Who be Eric Adams?
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:13 PM (P5BwU)

Lead singer for ManOwaR.

https://youtu.be/IaXzcTrY0Vg

Posted by: Leftist what sees white supremacy everywhere at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (oYHAO)

133 I’m also old enough to remember when the GOP claimed to be pro life.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (u73oe)

134 I'll never understand how the GOP can watch the Democrats use every political bottleneck to obtain concessions from them and never return the favor.

Sen. Tuberville is doing the right thing, using the right tactics and the RINOs just can't stand it.

Posted by: Jake Speed at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (9etX0)

135 They would *never* attack a Democrat this way, but they LOVE the chance to attack a conservative.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (S6gqv)

136 Remember Iowa of 2023 is not Iowa of 1980. It’s not like the leftist revolution skips certain states. All the woke shot is pushed in schools in Dems Moines as much as in San Francisco. And Iowa has a ton of illegals and other event arrivals.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (P5BwU)

137 2023 World Series has the lowest viewership ever. The baseball simps are saying it’s because it was unpopular teams not because baseball is dying. It was so pathetic a mid season NFL game had 2x the ratings on Sunday.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (P5BwU)



I said it before the series started. On paper, the two teams matched up VERY well and should be a really good one. No one will WATCH it because no one gives a shit about teams from the south........

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

138 mostly used the football tickets but occasionally was bored by a basketball game. Every time I set foot in Assembly Hall for a game The General got called for at least one technical foul. It was glorious!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 02, 2023 03:17 PM (cRrcX)


The best Xs and Os coach I've ever seen, in any sport.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (mG5ja)

139
So the Captain Christopher Pike of the Senate GOPe is to be wheeled around tonight to foment his cabal?

Good luck with that, Blinky ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (xG4kz)

140
Lead singer for ManOwaR.

https://youtu.be/IaXzcTrY0Vg
Posted by: Leftist what sees white supremacy everywhere at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (oYHAO)



LOL!

"This song has so much metal, we could rebuild the Titanic with it."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)

141 2023 World Series has the lowest viewership ever. The baseball simps are saying it’s because it was unpopular teams not because baseball is dying. It was so pathetic a mid season NFL game had 2x the ratings on Sunday.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (P5BwU)


I am a Baseball Fan before anything else but I did not watch 1 second of this series. Hardly knew it was on.

Yes the teams sucked but MLB has ruined the game with some of these new rules, especally the little League extra inning rule. Fuck em

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (PQ4m2)

142 I I hope Tuberville goes to the Senate well and announce all the dirty deeds, McTurtle and his gang of simps of been doing the past few years. Just lay it all out.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 02, 2023 03:20 PM (TDQgG)

143 Last night, those Senators tried to make Tuberville look mean and vindictive and anti-military ... but they only made themselves look foolish. It was bizarre. They should have restricted their bullying to behind closed doors.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at November 02, 2023 03:20 PM (sX1BW)

144
"Conservative" Alaska instituted Ranked Choice voting to make sure "Conservative" Lisa Murkowski won by losing her election.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)

There is a push to do the same in Idaho.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:20 PM (P5BwU)

145 Mayor of NYC instead crying to let all the illegals in, then crying NYC can't afford any more illegals

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 03:20 PM (fwDg9)

146 30 I thought Ernst Romney founded the Brown Shirts??

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 02, 2023 02:57 PM (krqg6)
----
That was Ernest Rohmney.



--
(What did the grape say when it got crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little wine.)

Posted by: Ciampino - Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana at November 02, 2023 03:20 PM (qfLjt)

147 Deantis ... the man is d.o.n.e - done ...
He tells MSMBC he supports sending more military aid to Ukraine. What is it with Washington ... turns people stupid even before they get there.

Posted by: meal team 6 at November 02, 2023 03:21 PM (33546)

148 No one pays attention to state politics anyway. Who's going to pay attention to errant vote totals for a governor's race in TN?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:15 PM (GBKbO)

Bridgeport, CT had a primary vote overturned and a new one ordered. The video of the lady stuffing the ballot drop box looks exactly like all those videos we saw from the 2020 election. Curious, no?

Posted by: InZona at November 02, 2023 03:21 PM (Z4oys)

149 I am thinking of the mayor in Rango.
Not sure why

https://tinyurl.com/325ptka2

Posted by: Kindltot at November 02, 2023 03:21 PM (xhaym)

150 Our military funding abortions is the least of our worries. We're now funding the BEHEADING of babies. Where does anyone think our insane "aid" to "Palestine" goes, if not direct to fund Hamas atrocities?

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 02, 2023 03:21 PM (iFTx/)

151 Remember Mitch congratulating and shaking hands with Ashlii Babbitt's murderer? I do.
Posted by: Auspex at November 02, 2023 03:10 PM (j4U/Z)

It wasn't that long ago, around these parts when someone would criticize Cocaine Mitch, the response would come fairly fast and fairly furiously, that Mitch got us our judges approved. So we had that going for us. Which was nice.

People don't much say that anymore.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:21 PM (dGCAG)

152 150 Bridgeport, CT had a primary vote overturned and a new one ordered. The video of the lady stuffing the ballot drop box looks exactly like all those videos we saw from the 2020 election. Curious, no?

Posted by: InZona at November 02, 2023 03:21 PM (Z4oys)

========

The only reason it's news is because it was done against a Democrat by a Democrat. That it was allowed in a blue enclave will not be allowed to imply anything about other blue enclaves.

Tammany never went away. It just went underground.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:22 PM (GBKbO)

153 >>LOL!

"This song has so much metal, we could rebuild the Titanic with it."


Manowar doesn't get the love they deserve.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:22 PM (myvUL)

154 The baseball simps are saying it’s because it was unpopular teams not because baseball is dying.

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I'd certainly dispute that baseball is dying. That's hardly the case. They will never achieve the ratings of football and of the old days. But the sport is very healthy. No doubt, having two non-marque teams affected the ratings.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at November 02, 2023 03:22 PM (sX1BW)

155 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chdg7wEGfYw

In honor of The General

Back when men were men and you knew your job

Play with sound but away. There is some cursing.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 02, 2023 03:22 PM (FxH7T)

156 Remember Iowa of 2023 is not Iowa of 1980.

Frankly, I don't think 1980 anywhere was as remembered and touted by some here. As much as everything after 2016 has been about The Great Unmasking ? I think we're all in the middle of The Great Unlearning. Letting go, to paraphrase Reagan, of many things we were sure of that simply were not so.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:23 PM (mG5ja)

157 The definition of Surrender Monkeys needs to be changed from the French to the GOPe.

Posted by: Gref at November 02, 2023 03:23 PM (5fDan)

158 Many men are hellbent on controlling women. They'll destroy national security (or anything) to maintain that control. Tuberville is one of those men.

Make the Republicans own this problem. We need to stop personalizing this as a Tommy Tuberville issue and pin it to Republicans. The more its personalized to Tuberville, the less Republicans are motivated to stop him.

Time to move every Federal installation out of Alabama. Tired of spending my tax dollars in state that does what? Hire right wing zealots that wants to control someone right to privacy? Maybe the little dirtbag should re- read the preamble of the Constitution.

The rwnj have to decide what is more important: Forcing soldiers to give birth, or national security? They can't have both, and if that stupid s.o.b. from Floribama keeps it up, there won't be any soldiers to command, because nobody in their right mind would join an outfit that is run by repressive anti-American dipshits.

It's also the GOP's Garland strategy: Run out the clock then appoint MAGA officers throughout the military. They definitely have a plan to undermine our democracy.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at November 02, 2023 03:23 PM (JCZqz)

159 I used to watch every world series game.

I didn't even know it was on this year.

I was happy to hear that the only team that didn't host a pride night won.

Whoever that was.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 02, 2023 03:23 PM (yipD3)

160

Why is the military funding abortions?

Is it ok to ask this?

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at November 02, 2023 03:23 PM (UCNv1)

161 >>>80 Grassley and Ernst. Just WTF are they feeding the people in Iowa?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (l10hq)

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Ernst has always been one of Mitch's bitches.
Also, I get that they both support the corn subsidies. No one wins a state wide race doing otherwise. And it's not just corporate farms that benefited. May dad and uncle were able to retire when they were 75 due to income from the small family farm. That said, no excuse for the other stuff.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (JfxgE)

162 Because, you see, killing unborn babies was *not* 'Injecting politics into the military'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (XeU6L)

163 OK the Babylon Bee had a headline that the Rangers won because they were the ONLY team not to have a Pride night. Does anyone know if that is true? I know it's satire but I want it to be true. Lie if you have to.

Posted by: Iris at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (NaH5I)

164 In an op-ed published in USA Today, Hunter Biden also complained that his status as the president’s son is the main reason the Justice Department is prosecuting him for illegal gun possession. He said his father is getting the blowback unfairly. “My struggles and my mistakes have been fodder for a vile and sustained disinformation campaign against him and an all-out annihilation of my reputation through high-pitched but fruitless congressional investigation.

... maybe fruitless, but there is a vegetable involvd

Posted by: SMOD at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (RHGPo)

165 139 2023 World Series has the lowest viewership ever. The baseball simps are saying it’s because it was unpopular teams not because baseball is dying. It was so pathetic a mid season NFL game had 2x the ratings on Sunday.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (P5BwU)


I said it before the series started. On paper, the two teams matched up VERY well and should be a really good one. No one will WATCH it because no one gives a shit about teams from the south........
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

I watched all the Phillies games in the playoffs...but none of the WS...who cared if Texas or Arizona won?

Posted by: Nova Local at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (exHjb)

166 Too bad that Baseball might be dying. I love Baseball. I have nothing but contempt for the MLB and haven't watched it since they went whole-hog on BLM and other bullshit a few years back. I used to subscribe to MLB.tv, go to games, etc. I don't anymore. They think I'm a piece of shit, so screw 'em.

The moment an enterprising Korean or Japanese person realizes that they can get cash money by having streaming services available in the US with an English-language interface (and no dependency on ESPN or the like), I will happily prove him right. I'll watch Oriental ball over BLM/gay/trans/etc.-fellating American ball.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (ELpxa)

167 OT: Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper 1h
NEW: Cornell University said Thursday it has canceled classes for a day after a student was charged with making anti-Semitic threats, including one to “shoot up” a dining hall that serves kosher food.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 02, 2023 03:02 PM (krqg6)

So the terrorist doesn't even have to cut classes while he plans his attack?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:25 PM (eoQWY)

168 >>>Sen. Joni Ernst says it's "injecting politics into the military" and "dishonorable and abhorrent" for @TTuberville to block military promotions until the Pentagon stops funding the killing of unborn babies.
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She also said Mikey Pence was the best Republican bike rider at her get together.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 02, 2023 03:25 PM (qfBOF)

169 >> “My struggles and my mistakes have been fodder for a vile and sustained disinformation campaign against him and an all-out annihilation of my reputation


His reputation as a Crack Addled Retard of a Fortunate Son?

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:25 PM (myvUL)

170 You know what will fix baseball?

More stats, gambling, and play review.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (GBKbO)

171 I was never a yuuuge baseball fan but I used to watch the WS at least a little. Up until I heard the Rangers won I had no idea who was even playing this year. Stoped caring about sports all together when the kneeling started.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (P5BwU)

172 Major League Baseball has attempted to become more inclusive and welcoming to minority groups in recent years, with all but one franchise holding an official "Pride Night" for its fan base.

That lone franchise holding out: the Texas Rangers.

Posted by: SMOD at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (RHGPo)

173 142
Lead singer for ManOwaR.

https://youtu.be/IaXzcTrY0Vg
Posted by: Leftist what sees white supremacy everywhere at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (oYHAO)


LOL!

"This song has so much metal, we could rebuild the Titanic with it."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (Zz0t1
________________

DEATH TO FAKE METAL

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (iFTx/)

174 You know what will fix baseball?

More stats, gambling, and play review.


An interesting spelling of "topless cheer leaders". Judges, what say you ?

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (mG5ja)

175 ... The rwnj have to decide what is more important: Forcing soldiers to give birth, or national security? They can't have both, and if that stupid s.o.b. from Floribama keeps it up, there won't be any soldiers to command, because nobody in their right mind would join an outfit that is run by repressive anti-American dipshits. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at November 02, 2023 03:23 PM (JCZqz)
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I guess they haven't seen the recruitment performance of today's politicized military.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (ELpxa)

176 Manowar doesn't get the love they deserve.

Double headed man o war?
- Hillary!(shart)

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko stuff in solidarity with the struggle to maintain Moron standards at November 02, 2023 03:27 PM (QqMaK)

177 How did the Yankees do? Sigh
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 02, 2023 03:15 PM (PQ4m2)

What are the Yankees up to now -about 25-30 World Series wins. I guess the end times are near - the Rangers won the WS.

Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 03:27 PM (RilAR)

178 177 I guess they haven't seen the recruitment performance of today's politicized military.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (ELpxa)

=========

Who needs straight men to fight with guns when you can get drag queens who will fight with song?

Hit it, boys!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:27 PM (GBKbO)

179 I do like going to minor league games. Those are fun. And at least for my local team beat no wokeness that I know of. Plus a ticket is $10 and parking is free. MLB games parking alone is $30. Yeah fuck that.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:27 PM (P5BwU)

180 Why not move all baseball teams to NY or CA?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (57chq)

181 You know what will fix baseball?

Bring back dime beer nights.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko stuff in solidarity with the struggle to maintain Moron standards at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (QqMaK)

182 No amount of GOP infighting and sclerosis can possibly surprise this chilly blonde in a hot car:
https://is.gd/mzSfcP

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (ELpxa)

183
I watched all the Phillies games in the playoffs...but none of the WS...who cared if Texas or Arizona won?
Posted by: Nova Local at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (exHjb)



I did, but I live in DFW and the cities here are MUCH happier when the local teams do well.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (Zz0t1)

184 I watched all the Phillies games in the playoffs...but none of the WS...who cared if Texas or Arizona won?
Posted by: Nova Local at November 02, 2023 03:24 PM (exHjb)

I watched most of it and rooted for the Rangers mostly because of Mad-Max Scherzer.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (N3zMI)

185 Saw Bob Knight some years ago in a furniture store in my town, shopping with his wife.

Some ditzy fan-boi thought he would ask for an autograph or something. Mrs. Knight gently stopped the guy and said, very politely, "Maybe another time would be better. We're just here to shop."

An impressive display of tact.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at November 02, 2023 03:07 PM (xPJvm)

Just trying to keep Bobby from tossing a sofa at the dude.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (eoQWY)

186 Sen. Joni Ernst says it's "injecting politics into the military" and "dishonorable and abhorrent" for @TTuberville to block military promotions until the Pentagon stops funding the killing of unborn babies.

She's an idiot. A willful, purposeful idiot. For no other reason that pushing the line that the military isn't already politicized. Of course it's political - has been for decades. Get your politics in there, you stupid bint.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (mG5ja)

187 This 3 Card Monty voting is a scam

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 03:29 PM (fwDg9)

188 Have any other Senators stood by him and also refuse to give consent to unanimously approving military promotions without vetting?

Imma gonna go out on a limb and guess No ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Overimaginative Scamp and AGAAVE Plant at November 02, 2023 03:29 PM (k91Gh)

189 183 You know what will fix baseball?

Bring back dime beer nights.
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko stuff in solidarity with the struggle to maintain Moron standards at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (QqMaK)

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"Here you go, sir. Your dime beer."
-handing over thimble of beer

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:29 PM (GBKbO)

190 You know what will fix baseball?

Bring back dime beer nights.
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko stuff in solidarity with the struggle to maintain Moron standards at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (QqMaK)

Coincide that with souvenir bat night.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 02, 2023 03:29 PM (R4t5M)

191 You know who will stop joining the military if they can’t have ann abortion? Men. That’s who!! Lol.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:29 PM (P5BwU)

192

FBI agents searched the Crown Heights home Thursday of Brianna Suggs, a campaign consultant and top fundraiser linked to New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

The agents descended on the home on Lincoln Place in Brooklyn Thursday morning. The FBI declined to immediately comment on the reason, but acknowledged agents were at the address.

Adams unexpectedly returned from Washington, D.C., to New York despite a day of planned meetings with White House officials and other big city mayors on immigration.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 02, 2023 03:30 PM (63Dwl)

193 Soccer will overtake baseball as the country's national sport. It's only a matter of time. I think you all know why.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 02, 2023 03:30 PM (iFTx/)

194 181 I do like going to minor league games. Those are fun. And at least for my local team beat no wokeness that I know of. Plus a ticket is $10 and parking is free. MLB games parking alone is $30. Yeah fuck that.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:27 PM (P5BwU)

I really loved watching my grandson play American Legion ball.

Lots of patriotism on display and good sportsmanship.

Also some pretty talented kids.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 02, 2023 03:30 PM (yipD3)

195 >> Saw Bob Knight some years ago in a furniture store in my town, shopping with his wife.


He was a crazy upland game hunter. You could run into him in NoDak and NE Montana almost every season, if you knew where to look.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:30 PM (myvUL)

196 Coincide that with souvenir bat night.

Strippers. Dancing on a pole painted to look like a ball bat. In right field. During play.

You. Are. Welcome.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:30 PM (mG5ja)

197 Sen. Joni Ernst says it's "injecting politics into the military" and "dishonorable and abhorrent" for @TTuberville to block military promotions until the Pentagon stops funding the killing of unborn babies.
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Insert my previous comment re female and black politicians.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:30 PM (dkP80)

198 >>You know what will fix baseball?


Land Mines

Posted by: George Carlin at November 02, 2023 03:31 PM (myvUL)

199 I am a Baseball Fan before anything else but I did not watch 1 second of this series. Hardly knew it was on.

Yes the teams sucked but MLB has ruined the game with some of these new rules, especally the little League extra inning rule. Fuck em
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (PQ4m2)

Yeah, I still love the game. MLB doesn't play that game anymore.

Netflux has a decent documentary about Yogi Berra that just came out. His granddaughter and his sons are prominently featured. Lots to celebrate there, it had more than a few moments that caused a lump in the throat or a misting of the eyes.

But these braided fops playing now? Couldn't care less.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:31 PM (dGCAG)

200 We can't even get a proper SMOD. Fucking Trump.

In the summer, astronomers spotted an airplane-sized asteroid—large enough to potentially destroy a city—on an almost-collision course with Earth. But no one saw the space rock until two days after it had zoomed past our planet.

This asteroid, named 2023 NT1, passed by us at only one-fourth of the distance from Earth to the moon. That’s far too close for comfort.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:31 PM (57chq)

201 I love how the left makes it sound like Tuberville wants to ban abortions for soldiers. As if he can even do that. To them Not getting it for free courtesy of tax payers means it’s banned. Their communist mindset is entrenched in everything.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:31 PM (P5BwU)

202 Posted by: George Carlin at November 02, 2023 03:31 PM (myvUL)

One sport uses a well choreographed air attack, along with a punishing ground game, to push the opponent back.

In the other game, everybody just wants to go home !!!

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:32 PM (mG5ja)

203 Yes the teams sucked but MLB has ruined the game with some of these new rules, especally the little League extra inning rule. Fuck em
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (PQ4m2)
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I knew about expanding the DH rule - something about which I am, sacrilege as it apparently is, indifferent - but what is the new extra innings rule?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:32 PM (ELpxa)

204 Philly will have dime bag night

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:32 PM (57chq)

205 Philly will have dime bag night

And then throw batteries at Santa Clause.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:33 PM (mG5ja)

206 195 Soccer will overtake baseball as the country's national sport. It's only a matter of time. I think you all know why.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 02, 2023 03:30 PM (iFTx/)
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Because the whole effing country is going gay?

The funny part is these stupid suburban twats liking soccer because it's "sophisticated - it's European!" Little recognizing that in Europe soccer is a lower class entertainment, kinda like NASCAR or WWE here.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:33 PM (dkP80)

207 >>Philly will have dime bag night


RIP Daryl

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (myvUL)

208 144 I I hope Tuberville goes to the Senate well and announce all the dirty deeds, McTurtle and his gang of simps of been doing the past few years. Just lay it all out.
Posted by: Beartooth at November 02, 2023 03:20 PM (TDQgG)


If he could monetize that thru pay-per-view, he’d never have to fundraisers again.

Posted by: LASue at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (Ed8Zd)

209 Major League Baseball has attempted to become more inclusive and welcoming to minority groups in recent years, with all but one franchise holding an official "Pride Night" for its fan base.

That lone franchise holding out: the Texas Rangers.
Posted by: SMOD at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (RHGPo)

Yeah, Disney Corp can tell you how wonderful the results have been, adding more DEI into their mix.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (dGCAG)

210 Mitch knows that the Grim Reaper, like most apex predators, will not turn its eyes to anything that is perfectly still.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (44ww/)

211 2023 World Series has the lowest viewership ever. The baseball simps are saying it’s because it was unpopular teams not because baseball is dying. It was so pathetic a mid season NFL game had 2x the ratings on Sunday.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:16 PM (P5BwU)


I said it before the series started. On paper, the two teams matched up VERY well and should be a really good one. No one will WATCH it because no one gives a shit about teams from the south........
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 03:18 PM (Zz0t1

No, that isn't it. The St Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers had great ratings in their 1982 series. Same with Cards versus Twins and Royals.

Its just way too late in the year. The bloat in the playoffs means the regular season is pretty meaningless and you can't sell baseball at night in November. People are thinking of fall sports and the holidays.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (eoQWY)

212 Adams says mean things about illegals. FBI searches the home of an associate.

Federal govt is basically just the mafia with nicer suits.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (P5BwU)

213 DEATH TO FAKE METAL
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM

Close. It's Death to all but Metal!
https://tinyurl.com/4rtbymjk

Posted by: Steel Panther at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (HYsNx)

214 If I understand correctly, the Turtle et al. are mad because they want the military to become baby killers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 02, 2023 03:35 PM (FVME7)

215 205 I knew about expanding the DH rule - something about which I am, sacrilege as it apparently is, indifferent - but what is the new extra innings rule?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:32 PM (ELpxa)

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Runner on 2nd. Automatically.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:35 PM (GBKbO)

216 with Cards versus Twins and Royals.



I remember those. Fun times. And I was nowhere near Minnesota or Missouri at the time. Didn’t matter, I liked watching baseball not “big markets” play.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:35 PM (P5BwU)

217 I knew about expanding the DH rule - something about which I am, sacrilege as it apparently is, indifferent - but what is the new extra innings rule?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:32 PM (ELpxa)

They put a man on first or second, I forget which for free in extra innings to make it easier to score.

Horrible sacrilege.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (eoQWY)

218 Yes the teams sucked but MLB has ruined the game with some of these new rules, especally the little League extra inning rule. Fuck em
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 02, 2023 03:19 PM (PQ4m2)
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+1000!

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I knew about expanding the DH rule - something about which I am, sacrilege as it apparently is, indifferent - but what is the new extra innings rule?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:32 PM (ELpxa)
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Placing a runner on second for each extra inning.

They do that in baseball tournaments because guys have plane reservations, have to return to work, etc., and that's understandable, but MLB? C'mon.

Rob Manfred ~ F. Joe Biden

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (dkP80)

219 Saw Bob Knight some years ago in a furniture store in my town, shopping with his wife.

********

Was he checking out plastic chairs for loft and trajectory?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (991eG)

220 63 Ciampino, if you're here, I did reply to your offer to translate that vid.

Grazie, ma non e necessario

Posted by: kallisto at November 02, 2023 03:03 PM (dCxaZ)
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Prego, non é niente.

Posted by: Kermit - Time's fun when you're having flies at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (qfLjt)

221 Runner on 2nd. Automatically.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Serious?

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (P5BwU)

222 Because the whole effing country is going gay?

The funny part is these stupid suburban twats liking soccer because it's "sophisticated - it's European!" Little recognizing that in Europe soccer is a lower class entertainment, kinda like NASCAR or WWE here.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:33 PM (dkP80)

Soccer is the fat girl of moped riding.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (dGCAG)

223 Placing a runner on second for each extra inning.

They do that in baseball tournaments because guys have plane reservations, have to return to work, etc., and that's understandable, but MLB? C'mon.

Rob Manfred ~ F. Joe Biden
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (dkP80)

I am chilled by the amount of chatter I'm now hearing about automating strike/ball calls.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 02, 2023 03:37 PM (N3zMI)

224 Army chick: I fucked around without protection.
Army: Here is extra time off and money for travel. Go get an abortion.

Me:I need an ATLS course to do my job. But I have to go to TX to take it.

Army: Fuck you. Spend your own leave time, pay your own course fee and travel.

Me: But... it is a requirement for my job...

Army: I said Fuuuuuck Yooooouuuuuu.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:37 PM (57chq)

225
More thought-leaders and social influencers telling us what to think between innings.

And the Venezuelan national anthem before every game.

Posted by: Auspex at November 02, 2023 03:37 PM (j4U/Z)

226 Saw Bob Knight some years ago in a furniture store in my town, shopping with his wife.

Liked it when he pulled his team in an exhibition because the refs simply refuse to enforce lane violations twice against an international squad.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:37 PM (mG5ja)

227 Soccer is the fat girl of moped riding.
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Snort.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (naiw2)

228 Major League Baseball has attempted to become more inclusive and welcoming to minority groups in recent years, with all but one franchise holding an official "Pride Night" for its fan base.

That lone franchise holding out: the Texas Rangers.
Posted by: SMOD at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM (RHGPo)
_________________

As if faggots will be interested in baseball.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (dkP80)

229 Fox News: IDF says they have Gaza City encircled. Just as Shit-Pants is hollering for a ceasefire. Fill the tunnels with sea water and level the city.

Posted by: Lost in Space at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (2Zy3x)

230 And the fact that KY Republican voters seem to really like him.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:01 PM (GBKbO)

I didn't read that as "Kentucky" first, but even afterwards, I thought my mistake was appropriate, as you would prefer a little lube when getting... err.... betrayed.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (zjgNU)

231 223 Runner on 2nd. Automatically.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Serious?
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (P5BwU)

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Yes, because the emphasis on home runs has not led to massive increases in viewership while also making games longer.

The solution is simple: call more strikes. That gets you 2.5 hour games consistently, but fewer home runs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (GBKbO)

232 215 DEATH TO FAKE METAL
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 02, 2023 03:26 PM

Close. It's Death to all but Metal!
https://tinyurl.com/4rtbymjk
Posted by: Steel Panther at November 02, 2023 03:34 PM (HYsNx)
_______________

That song is hysterical. Have no idea how they were able to record it. "Death to False Metal" is term used by ManOWar.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (iFTx/)

233 They put a man on first or second, I forget which for free in extra innings to make it easier to score.

Horrible sacrilege.
Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:36 PM (eoQWY)
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Yeah, that's BS. A runner by default sucks, and breaks the way Extra Innings are supposed to work, which is that the game continues until it is finished.

That rule probably would have prevented the Cubs victory.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (ELpxa)

234 She's an idiot. A willful, purposeful idiot. For no other reason that pushing the line that the military isn't already politicized. Of course it's political - has been for decades. Get your politics in there, you stupid bint.
Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM

She served in the Iowa Army National Guard...made it to LTC, but ended up retiring due to all the weird conflicts of needing to make political statements, but also trying to appear apolitical as an officer. I actually worked with her a few times (MAJ at the time), and she seemed fine/normal to me.

What a disappointment. Iowa, for a brief time, was kind of "purple", but we're deep Red now, and our governor is showing how unrepentantly conservative (and vengeful) one can be...she's an under-the-radar DeSantis, in many ways.

Ernst doesn't have to sell out to get reelected...she does it because she wants to move up the rank structure of the GOPe.

Posted by: Military Moron at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (HYsNx)

235 >>>Ace has FRIENDS!!!

well I exaggerate. I met him, and police were not involved.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (KRtlO)

236 Heh, yep. Soccer is definitely a working/lower class fan base in Europe. Especially England. But dummies in suburban Portland thing they’re super sophisticated wearing a Man U Jersey or scarf 🤣

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (P5BwU)

237 No amount of GOP infighting and sclerosis can possibly surprise this chilly blonde in a hot car:

https://is.gd/mzSfcP

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (ELpxa)

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Had a gorgeous coworker who looked like her -- and with a Texas drawl -- who was dating a drummer in a rock 'n roll band (that played nightly on the Cleopatra's Barge lounge @ Caesar's Palace in Vegas around '86.

One day I said to her "I'd never noticed how stunningly blue your eyes were before" (likely get me fired by HR today), and she replied "Oh, thank you, I just got new colored contact lenses."

And although she didn't blush, I did ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Overimaginative Scamp and AGAAVE Plant at November 02, 2023 03:39 PM (FbxQv)

238 I am chilled by the amount of chatter I'm now hearing about automating strike/ball calls.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 02, 2023 03:37 PM (N3zMI)

Well the umps do increasingly suck, or are throwing games take your pick. But like I'm gonna trust the league office or the home team's machine.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:39 PM (eoQWY)

239 Soccer European kickball is the fat girl of moped riding.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:39 PM (dkP80)

240 I think Brian Stelter hails from Tuberville.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 02, 2023 03:39 PM (991eG)

241 Little recognizing that in Europe soccer is a lower class entertainment, kinda like NASCAR or WWE here.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:33 PM (dkP80)


Cricket. Golf. And in England, buggering the lower classmen.

Those are the upper class sports.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (3Gtis)

242 hey this thing about DeSantis having lifts in his shoes-

is this legit?

Posted by: DB - at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (geLO8)

243 237 >>>Ace has FRIENDS!!!

well I exaggerate. I met him, and police were not involved.
Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (KRtlO)

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Ace's wife doesn't allow for friends. She's all his.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (GBKbO)

244 The kind of friends who are busy when shelves need to be installed, or a freezer full of rotting meat has to get cleaned out.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (57chq)

245 >>>
What a disappointment. Iowa, for a brief time, was kind of "purple", but we're deep Red now, and our governor is showing how unrepentantly conservative (and vengeful) one can be...she's an under-the-radar DeSantis, in many ways.

what is DeSantis' sin against conservatism? You mean, of course, he won't join you in your Cult of Personality.

You're not supporting policies or governance. You're devoted to hero worship of a corrupt and degenerate man, and it borders on idolatry.

Trump is not Jesus.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (KRtlO)

246 She served in the Iowa Army National Guard...made it to LTC, but ended up retiring due to all the weird conflicts of needing to make political statements, but also trying to appear apolitical as an officer. I actually worked with her a few times (MAJ at the time), and she seemed fine/normal to me.

Shorter answer - she learned retail politics as a military officer. Color me shocked. Get this, the military is a bureaucracy, not a meritocracy.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (mG5ja)

247 I am chilled by the amount of chatter I'm now hearing about automating strike/ball calls.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 02, 2023 03:37 PM (N3zMI)
________________

I am chilled by the amount of chatter I hear about making the players wear pink tutus.

Or I would be chilled, if I were still interested in baseball. Which I'm not. Thanks, Rob Manfred, you c*cksucker!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:41 PM (dkP80)

248 METAL METAL LAND

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=wrIvFkYrPkY

Posted by: GWAR at November 02, 2023 03:41 PM (myvUL)

249 Yes, because the emphasis on home runs has not led to massive increases in viewership while also making games longer.

The solution is simple: call more strikes. That gets you 2.5 hour games consistently, but fewer home runs.
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The solution is to uncork the balls and raise the pitching mounds 5 inches. Then you would see baseball as it was intended.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:41 PM (naiw2)

250 Cricket. Golf. And in England, buggering the lower classmen.

Those are the upper class sports.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (3Gtis)
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Tennis. Formula 1.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:41 PM (ELpxa)

251 I am really short, like 5'4. Never gave a thought to wearing lifts.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:41 PM (57chq)

252 250 Cricket. Golf. And in England, buggering the lower classmen.

Those are the upper class sports.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (3Gtis)
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Tennis. Formula 1.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:41 PM (ELpxa)

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Fancy boat racing. Not poor people boat racing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:42 PM (GBKbO)

253 So the Senate Majority leader can call for a vote anytime for these promotions and these corksoakers can vote approval but won't?

F*ck 'em


And Lindsey effin' Graham couldn't wait to go on TV end of October last year and announce as loudly as possible that he was going to submit a bill to make abortion illegal at the ferderal level, but now he's upset at Tuberville?

Yeah, ok....

Posted by: KJP is a race and gender swapped Side Show Bob at November 02, 2023 03:42 PM (QpUKb)

254 I am chilled by the amount of chatter I'm now hearing about automating strike/ball calls.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 02, 2023 03:37 PM (N3zMI)

Have you seen how awful the umps have become at calling balls and strikes? And how arrogant they are when questioned?

F*ck 'em. I hope they get replaced by an automated system.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 02, 2023 03:42 PM (3Gtis)

255 1. Looks like Magnum’s Ferrari. Cool.
2. Boobs too small for body
3. Mannish face

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:42 PM (P5BwU)

256 What if the umpire machine catches an algorithm?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at November 02, 2023 03:43 PM (Vm/j2)

257 Cricket. Golf. And in England, buggering the lower classmen.

Those are the upper class sports.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM (3Gtis)
________________

Not true. They bugger each other, too, not just lower classmen.

Otherwise, spot on.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:43 PM (dkP80)

258 Philly will have dime bag night

only if the reunited Pantera plays

Posted by: brak at November 02, 2023 03:43 PM (WxvBY)

259 F*ck 'em. I hope they get replaced by an automated system.

Pretty sure we could flip a coin, heads strike, tails ball, and be at least as accurate.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:44 PM (mG5ja)

260 Bet at local HS 100 kids play soccer and 25 play baseball

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 03:44 PM (fwDg9)

261 well I exaggerate. I met him, and police were not involved.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (KRtlO)

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Was sorry to hear about your freezer, Ace.

Prompted me to search for a freezer monitor with alarm -- either audible or smart system with text or email notification (although wifey is paranoid of anything "smart", assuming it's spying) -- to be alerted if temperature falls outside of a set range.

Posted by: ShainS -- Overimaginative Scamp and AGAAVE Plant at November 02, 2023 03:44 PM (FbxQv)

262 Yes, because the emphasis on home runs has not led to massive increases in viewership while also making games longer.

The solution is simple: call more strikes. That gets you 2.5 hour games consistently, but fewer home runs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM (GBKbO)

Or better yet, throw more strikes. Pitch to contact like they used to do, don't nibble looking to strike people out. Those 8 guys behind you aren't there to pick their noses.

I remember when Tom Browning of the Reds pitched his perfect game in the late 80s the whole game lasted some 50 minutes. Because both he and the other pitcher were just getting the teams to pop up and ground out.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:44 PM (eoQWY)

263 'Booze and Cooze and Weed and Speed'

Man, I miss Brocke.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (myvUL)

264 True Fact - I really did see Living Colour play Cult of Personality, while opening for The Rolling Stones, back in '89 at Cardinal Stadium.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (mG5ja)

265 I didn't read that as "Kentucky" first, but even afterwards, I thought my mistake was appropriate, as you would prefer a little lube when getting... err.... betrayed.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at November 02, 2023 03:38 PM

I call that the 'ole Buttigieg backstab. I love to LARP as a rogue when it's sexy time with Chasten.

Posted by: Pete Buttigieg at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (JCZqz)

266 Brockie

RIP Oderus

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (myvUL)

267 Soccer is fun to play. It sucks as a spectator sport. Sort of like Men's Tennis.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (naiw2)

268 Bet at local HS 100 kids play soccer and 25 play baseball
Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 03:44 PM (fwDg9)

faking injuries is easier than playing a real sport.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (eoQWY)

269 >>>Prompted me to search for a freezer monitor with alarm -- either audible or smart system with text or email notification (although wifey is paranoid of anything "smart", assuming it's spying) -- to be alerted if temperature falls outside of a set range.

that's a good idea -- is there such a thing?

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (KRtlO)

270 what is DeSantis' sin against conservatism? You mean, of course, he won't join you in your Cult of Personality.

I made it clear. He is reveling in the DOJ persecution. He can't convince people to vote for him, so he is praying that his competition is taken out by underhanded means. Confident, somehow, that if he does not speak ill against the system, the system will play fair with him.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (57chq)

271 262 Or better yet, throw more strikes. Pitch to contact like they used to do, don't nibble looking to strike people out. Those 8 guys behind you aren't there to pick their noses.

I remember when Tom Browning of the Reds pitched his perfect game in the late 80s the whole game lasted some 50 minutes. Because both he and the other pitcher were just getting the teams to pop up and ground out.
Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:44 PM (eoQWY)

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MLB has shrunk the strike zone. Quite literally, the rules on how big the strike zone changed a few years ago, and it's smaller than before.

For some reason, making it so that balls get called more just naturally did not speed up the game.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (GBKbO)

272 264 True Fact - I really did see Living Colour play Cult of Personality, while opening for The Rolling Stones, back in '89 at Cardinal Stadium.
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Talk about one hit wonders.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (naiw2)

273 The solution is to uncork the balls and raise the pitching mounds 5 inches. Then you would see baseball as it was intended.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:41 PM (naiw2)
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Raising it BACK 5 inches. The mound was lowered from 15" to 10" back in the Bob Gibson era.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (dkP80)

274 Soccer is popular for kids because it’s cheap. Buy cleats, shin pads and a ball. That’s it. It can also be played anywhere, no special field needed like baseball.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (P5BwU)

275 >> True Fact - I really did see Living Colour play Cult of Personality, while opening for The Rolling Stones, back in '89 at Cardinal Stadium.


They were so much better than the Stones when they played at Shea.

I saw every LC concert in NYC area from their 3rd CBGB Show until the end of 1992.
Muzz was a friend of mine. Great guy.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (myvUL)

276 MLB has shrunk the strike zone. Quite literally, the rules on how big the strike zone changed a few years ago, and it's smaller than before.

For some reason, making it so that balls get called more just naturally did not speed up the game.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (GBKbO)
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Yeah, the biggest thing I'd change - except this asinine Extra Innings ghost runner rule - is putting the strike zone back where it belongs.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (ELpxa)

277 I would love to see Tuberville stand up and say "Ms. Lindsey, you are a Fagg, and your Shit is all Messed Up."

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (1Cyit)

278 Those 8 guys behind you aren't there to pick their noses.
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Mmm, 7.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (naiw2)

279 >>Talk about one hit wonders.


Take some time to sit down with their 2nd LP 'Time's Up'.

Incredible.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (myvUL)

280 You know who else is concerned with DEI?
Hamas.

Posted by: wth at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (v0R5T)

281 Protip: put your wife in the freezer so she can alert you to problems.

Seriously, hospials have fridge temp trackers that alert the house supervisor to problems.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (57chq)

282 >>>Netflux has a decent documentary about Yogi Berra that just came out. His granddaughter and his sons are prominently featured. Lots to celebrate there, it had more than a few moments that caused a lump in the throat or a misting of the eyes.

But these braided fops playing now? Couldn't care less.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 03:31 PM (dGCAG)

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Granddaughter had much to do with it, I think. Heard her speak on Brian Kilmeades' show about it a time or two.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (JfxgE)

283 276 Yeah, the biggest thing I'd change - except this asinine Extra Innings ghost runner rule - is putting the strike zone back where it belongs.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (ELpxa)

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And fire Angel Hernandez 5 minutes before installing the robot umps.

Just for the lulz.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (GBKbO)

284 MLB has shrunk the strike zone. Quite literally, the rules on how big the strike zone changed a few years ago, and it's smaller than before.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (GBKbO)
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True. Actually, the strike zone changed a long time ago. It used to be from knees to letters on the jersey. For decades now it's been knees to the belt. Not sure if that's official, but as a practical matter that's the strike zone.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (dkP80)

285 You can get a freezer alarm with wireless capability for $60 on Amazon. No need to buy the entire freezer.

Posted by: creeper at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (cTCuP)

286 Does Tuberville's blockade (that only blocks Senators from being lazy) have anything to do with the 248th Marine Ball being cancelled? I saw one post of the cancellation letter and have seen nothing since.

Posted by: pookysgirl wants to know if she needs to get out her ballgown at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (dtlDP)

287 >>Talk about one hit wonders.

Garrett always talks about their other hit, "The Glamour Boys."

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (KRtlO)

288 284 True. Actually, the strike zone changed a long time ago. It used to be from knees to letters on the jersey. For decades now it's been knees to the belt. Not sure if that's official, but as a practical matter that's the strike zone.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (dkP80)

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If I remember the details correctly, the most recent change was the lower limit, moving it from the bottom of the knees to the top of the knees.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (GBKbO)

289 >>Garrett always talks about their other hit, "The Glamour Boys."


Hahaha - They hated that video so much.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (myvUL)

290
And fire Angel Hernandez 5 minutes before installing the robot umps.

Just for the lulz.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures


2023: Aaron Boone ejected by umpire for whining about balls and strikes.

2025: Aaron Boone ejected by robot for whining about balls and strikes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (MoZTd)

291 Interesting how a thread about the "inside baseball" of Congress has morphed into a thread about *actual* baseball...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (YIVH2)

292 If I remember the details correctly, the most recent change was the lower limit, moving it from the bottom of the knees to the top of the knees.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (GBKbO)
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And the batters don't have to wear shorts now? Do they care nothing for accuracy?!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (ELpxa)

293 80 Grassley and Ernst. Just WTF are they feeding the people in Iowa?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 03:05 PM (l10hq)
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White corn.

Posted by: Ciampino - To the guy who invented zero, thanks for nothing. at November 02, 2023 03:50 PM (qfLjt)

294 Yeah, the biggest thing I'd change - except this asinine Extra Innings ghost runner rule - is putting the strike zone back where it belongs.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM (ELpxa)
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Also get rid of the DH rule.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:50 PM (dkP80)

295 For decades now it's been knees to the belt. Not sure if that's official, but as a practical matter that's the strike zone.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (dkP80)

Another issue is that the umpires are stupid f*cks who are too rigid and set in their ways to learn how to call strikes based on the batter, and not the imaginary strike zones in their tiny little brains.

So very tall players get screwed.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 02, 2023 03:50 PM (3Gtis)

296 291 Interesting how a thread about the "inside baseball" of Congress has morphed into a thread about *actual* baseball...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (YIVH2)

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Next, baseball movies.

Major League 2 vs. Little Big League.

Go!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:50 PM (GBKbO)

297 If I remember the details correctly, the most recent change was the lower limit, moving it from the bottom of the knees to the top of the knees.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:49 PM (GBKbO)
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Next up is putting the ball on a tee.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:50 PM (dkP80)

298 287 >>Talk about one hit wonders.

Garrett always talks about their other hit, "The Glamour Boys."
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Must of missed that one. By the time you noticed them on MTV they were gone.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (naiw2)

299
So if Tuberville is the only senator dissenting, why not put it to a vote? What are they scared of?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (MoZTd)

300 >>>Hahaha - They hated that video so much.

i don't remember the video but the song was already super-gay

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (KRtlO)

301 What a disappointment. Iowa, for a brief time, was kind of "purple", but we're deep Red now, and our governor is showing how unrepentantly conservative (and vengeful) one can be...she's an under-the-radar DeSantis, in many ways.

what is DeSantis' sin against conservatism? You mean, of course, he won't join you in your Cult of Personality.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:40 PM

Whoa....check fire, Ace! I was saying our Governor, Reynolds, has been amazing...an under-the-radar DeSantis, passing great legislation and destroying the Dems in Iowa with an unapologetic, popular conservative agenda. ERNST is out of step, because Iowa is Red enough, senators don't need to play moderate to get elected. Tom Harkin died a while ago, and I don't think we had a Dem senator since...although a former governor or something was Obama's Ag Secretary, I think...

Posted by: Military Moron (and other nics) at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (JCZqz)

302 >>i don't remember the video but the song was already super-gay


The Video makes you look like Chick Norris!

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (myvUL)

303 The story doesn't mention him, but I'd put money on it that Tillis backs Mitch.

Posted by: Eeyore at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (brAQZ)

304 I like soccer. I played growing up all through hy skool. And I’ll watch games from around the world and go all in on the World Cup. I’m stoked that it’s in America next time.

But.. I generally hate American soccer fans.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (P5BwU)

305 >>>Bet at local HS 100 kids play soccer and 25 play baseball
Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 03:44 PM (fwDg9)

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Thank goodness for our Irish/German Catholic roots in the NE part of the state. Every church had a baseball field. We have the 48th largest school in the state, and we probably have a 4:1 ratio of HS baseball players to soccer players. As a former baseball coach, best decision I ever made moving here.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (JfxgE)

306 Chuck.


Though, funny typo.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (myvUL)

307 No amount of GOP infighting and sclerosis can possibly surprise this chilly blonde in a hot car:
https://is.gd/mzSfcP
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (ELpxa)

Nice, BUT it takes a lot of Benjamins to keep that philly running smooth.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (BdMk6)

308 Muzz was a friend of mine. Great guy.

Awesome!

Posted by: pawn at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (Ip4tg)

309 i don't remember the video but the song was already super-gay

They're fierce !!!

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (mG5ja)

310 I have never been an ump. How hard is it to see where the ball crosses the batter?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (57chq)

311 Also get rid of the DH rule.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:50 PM (dkP80)
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/me shrugs. I never cared as much about that as most people seem to.

I think it's silly. If the pitcher isn't in the order, just change the rule so that pitchers don't bat. The DH - like the pinch hitter that was used almost all the time anyway - is just a weird fiction. The pitcher hits or he doesn't. The rule - formal in one league, informal in the other - has for a long time now been "the pitcher doesn't hit."

The DH is just a fiction anyway, to prevent a rule change that the pitcher just doesn't have to go. The whole thing is silly and I basically don't care which version of the fiction is preferred at any given time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (ELpxa)

312 Also get rid of the DH rule.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:50 PM (dkP80)



and Interleague Play.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (aD39U)

313 Serious, though. Time's Up might have some of the best Rhythm section work of any LP made in the 90s.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (myvUL)

314 I like soccer. I played growing up all through hy skool. And I’ll watch games from around the world and go all in on the World Cup. I’m stoked that it’s in America next time.

But.. I generally hate American soccer fans.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (P5BwU)

Both of them?

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (eoQWY)

315 >>>Whoa....check fire, Ace! I was saying our Governor, Reynolds, has been amazing...an under-the-radar DeSantis, passing great legislation and destroying the De

oh man i'm sorry, I thought you meant Joanie Ernst was an under-the-radar DeSantis. Sorry!

I'm on edge. I'm watching people I formerly respected melt down because DeSantis, who Trump has called a gay groomer adulterer and is currently running a "ha hah, he's short!" campaign with the Lincoln Project, are complaining that DeSantis dared to say that Trump is getting old.

I know, tough stuff. Really out-of-line.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:53 PM (KRtlO)

316 he's also stopping a huge number of woke ideologues from further burrowing into what is left of our once-proud, once-mighty military.
......

Clean up is a bitch.

Posted by: wth at November 02, 2023 03:53 PM (v0R5T)

317 I like soccer. I played growing up all through hy skool. And I’ll watch games from around the world and go all in on the World Cup. I’m stoked that it’s in America next time.
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You're scaring me now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:54 PM (dkP80)

318 DeSantis still hasn't recanted his Nickleback fandom.

It's a serious concern.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:54 PM (GBKbO)

319 280 You know who else is concerned with DEI?
Hamas.
Posted by: wth at November 02, 2023 03:47 PM

But they're so dumb and inbred they spelled it wrong?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 02, 2023 03:54 PM (JCZqz)

320 I know, tough stuff. Really out-of-line.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:53 PM (KRtlO)


Hey !!! 79 is new 70.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:54 PM (mG5ja)

321 >>>They're fierce !!!

is that what they say in the song? It's all just one big amyl-hazed blur. All I can remember is garrett dancing and wearing Lolita sunglasses.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:54 PM (KRtlO)

322 Meh, MLB hasn't been enjoyable to watch since Belushi and Aykroyd played the middle infield for the Chicago Blues.


John, not Jim.

Posted by: Muldoon, who always relates everything to Belushi and Aykroyd at November 02, 2023 03:55 PM (991eG)

323 Trump's cult of personality is disturbing .

Posted by: runner at November 02, 2023 03:55 PM (Aoizk)

324 >>>DeSantis still hasn't recanted his Nickleback fandom.


yeah, but trump plays... The Village People...

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:55 PM (KRtlO)

325 I was an ump once, then I lost 50 lbs.

Posted by: wth at November 02, 2023 03:55 PM (v0R5T)

326 310 I have never been an ump. How hard is it to see where the ball crosses the batter?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy MAGA Extremist at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (57chq)

Also never been an ump, but determining whether a small object coming at you at upwards of 80 mph while moving in three axes may have intersected an imaginary volume of space sounds difficult. Maybe it gets easier with practice.

Posted by: Octochicken at November 02, 2023 03:56 PM (oCS0o)

327 324 >>>DeSantis still hasn't recanted his Nickleback fandom.


yeah, but trump plays... The Village People...
Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:55 PM (KRtlO)

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Which one?

I've heard the Indian, but he seems more like the cowboy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:56 PM (GBKbO)

328 Hey, Trump is like a 75 year old on steroids!

Posted by: runner at November 02, 2023 03:56 PM (Aoizk)

329 Iowa trending somewhat to the right has been a pleasant surprise given it's the heart of ag subsidy ethanol country

Posted by: brak at November 02, 2023 03:56 PM (WxvBY)

330 What’s cool about beisbol is how every ballpark is different dimensions. I can’t think of another team like that. Cricket maybe? Every other team sport has a standardized playing field.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:57 PM (P5BwU)

331 329 Iowa trending somewhat to the right has been a pleasant surprise given it's the heart of ag subsidy ethanol country
Posted by: brak at November 02, 2023 03:56 PM (WxvBY)

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The Iowa caucuses are a joke, but Cruz won them in 2016 while promising to end ethanol subsidies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:57 PM (GBKbO)

332 I think it's silly. If the pitcher isn't in the order, just change the rule so that pitchers don't bat. The DH - like the pinch hitter that was used almost all the time anyway - is just a weird fiction. The pitcher hits or he doesn't. The rule - formal in one league, informal in the other - has for a long time now been "the pitcher doesn't hit."

The DH is just a fiction anyway, to prevent a rule change that the pitcher just doesn't have to go. The whole thing is silly and I basically don't care which version of the fiction is preferred at any given time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (ELpxa)
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One of the things I dislike about football is the over-specialization of players. "Here's their third and short yardage guy in the backfield." The DH rule is a step in that direction.

I was a pitcher in HS and in college until arm trouble flared up, when they moved me to a position player because I could hit. They knew that because they'd seen me bat as a pitcher. With the DH rule, I'd have been out on my ass.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:57 PM (dkP80)

333
No amount of GOP infighting and sclerosis can possibly surprise this chilly blonde in a hot car:
https://is.gd/mzSfcP
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:28 PM (ELpxa)



Isn't the proper description a hot blon.....

Ohhhhhhhhhh.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 02, 2023 03:57 PM (n+4am)

334 is that what they say in the song? It's all just one big amyl-hazed blur. All I can remember is garrett dancing and wearing Lolita sunglasses.

Honestly, they were good live. Played lots of covers, including a really good "Should I Stay or Should I Go". Of course, my judgement might have been clouded by the contact high.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (mG5ja)

335 It wasn't that long ago, around these parts when someone would criticize Cocaine Mitch, the response would come fairly fast and fairly furiously, that Mitch got us our judges approved. So we had that going for us. Which was nice.

People don't much say that anymore.
Posted by: BurtTC
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A lot of nics are gone to the big internet in the sky.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (V0UuG)

336 I'm sure there's a good explanation for why Schumer can't just force these promotions to the Senate floor on an individual basis since they're obviously so crucial to the security of the Republic.

Posted by: Octochicken at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (oCS0o)

337 The DH is just a fiction anyway, to prevent a rule change that the pitcher just doesn't have to go. The whole thing is silly and I basically don't care which version of the fiction is preferred at any given time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (ELpxa)

Well the 8 player lineup would have been a smarter solution than the DH, which was a way to keep old sluggers around to 'build offense' just when offense was about to explode anyhow due to previous rule changes about mound height in the late 60s.

Pitchers still bat in the NL, unless I missed that rule change.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (eoQWY)

338 PRAY for Senator Tuberville, folks!

Posted by: Beverly at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (Epeb0)

339 335 ------
A lot of nics are gone to the big internet in the sky.
Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (V0UuG)

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Reason.com?

Because it's high?

Do you get it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (GBKbO)

340 Both of them?
Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:52 PM (eoQWY)

Did we time travel to 1977?
Soccer is pretty popular these days. And not just due to the illegals.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (P5BwU)

341 No amount of GOP infighting and sclerosis can possibly surprise this chilly blonde in a hot car:
https://is.gd/mzSfcP
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
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Sorry, $20 ain't gonna cut it.

Posted by: wth at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (v0R5T)

342 >>AGAIN with these revelations!

>>Ace has FRIENDS!!!

It's the Lambo. Once you get a Lambo everyone is your friend.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (ZLI7S)

343 329 Iowa trending somewhat to the right has been a pleasant surprise given it's the heart of ag subsidy ethanol country
Posted by: brak at November 02, 2023 03:56 PM

Iowa also leads the nation in per capita electricity generated by wind power. Those fucking turbines are EVERYWHERE. Another gift left by our long-term moderate R governor Branstad.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (JCZqz)

344 275 >> True Fact - I really did see Living Colour play Cult of Personality, while opening for The Rolling Stones, back in '89 at Cardinal Stadium.


They were so much better than the Stones when they played at Shea.

I saw every LC concert in NYC area from their 3rd CBGB Show until the end of 1992.
Muzz was a friend of mine. Great guy.
Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:46 PM (myvUL)

garrett, we were at that same CBGB show. Loved that band. There was a time where some great black bands were playing in NYC - Fishbone was my absolute favorite. Their show at The Ritz was legendary.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (bf9J0)

345 >>Honestly, they were good live. Played lots of covers, including a really good "Should I Stay or Should I Go".


Grat pits.

Their cover of Papa was a Rolling Stone was always incredible.

Really great musicians, all. And Corey Glover could actually sing without autotune.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (myvUL)

346 i don't remember the video but the song was already super-gay


The Video makes you look like Chick Norris!
Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (myvUL)

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It cannot possibly be gayer than Rock Me Tonite.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (DRSnL)

347 I was a pitcher in HS and in college until arm trouble flared up, when they moved me to a position player because I could hit. They knew that because they'd seen me bat as a pitcher. With the DH rule, I'd have been out on my ass.
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Growing up most of the pitchers were the best hitters.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (naiw2)

348 314 I like soccer. I played growing up all through hy skool. And I’ll watch games from around the world and go all in on the World Cup. I’m stoked that it’s in America next time.



I only hate Alexi Lallas…
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (P5BwU)

Same here, I got your back…

Posted by: browndog had no dog in this silly fight at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (pY+ea)

349 DH is a jobs program. I’m guessing pushed by player unions.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:00 PM (P5BwU)

350 >>garrett, we were at that same CBGB show


Corey's New Hair!

Vernon doing a forward trip/somersault during the solo to Cult...

that show was incredible.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:00 PM (myvUL)

351 347 I was a pitcher in HS and in college until arm trouble flared up, when they moved me to a position player because I could hit. They knew that because they'd seen me bat as a pitcher. With the DH rule, I'd have been out on my ass.
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Growing up most of the pitchers were the best hitters.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (naiw2)

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Ohtani bats, and he plays in the AL.

DH isn't a requirement.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:00 PM (GBKbO)

352 So if Tuberville is the only senator dissenting, why not put it to a vote? What are they scared of?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Accountability in a primary. That is what the Uniparty does--eliminates accountability.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (V0UuG)

353 Soccer is pretty popular these days. And not just due to the illegals.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (P5BwU)



*nods knowingly*

The Gheys.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (aD39U)

354 What’s cool about beisbol is how every ballpark is different dimensions. I can’t think of another team like that. Cricket maybe? Every other team sport has a standardized playing field.
Posted by: Montec

The green monster at Fenway. 37' 2" left field wall.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (XjWYE)

355 >>Their show at The Ritz was legendary.


I was at that one, too. NEVER missed a Fishbone show. They made Parliament/PFunk shows seem tame.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (myvUL)

356 Trump's cult of personality is disturbing .
Posted by: runner at November 02, 2023 03:55 PM (Aoizk)

Your go-to accusations of anyone merely liking Trump as a candidate over the candidacy of DeSantis to be in a "cult of personality" is even more disturbing.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (BdMk6)

357 Former Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes dies at 80

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (l10hq)

358 Bringing bats into the conversation is uncalled for! It might awaken you know who!

Posted by: runner at November 02, 2023 04:02 PM (Aoizk)

359 >>>Do you get it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (GBKbO)

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I don't get....hey! That's what you say!

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 04:02 PM (JfxgE)

360 Whoa....check fire, Ace! I was saying our Governor, Reynolds, has been amazing...an under-the-radar DeSantis, passing great legislation and destroying the Dems in Iowa with an unapologetic, popular conservative agenda.

Posted by: Military Moron (and other nics) at November 02, 2023 03:51 PM (JCZqz)

Can confirm. Educational Savings Accounts were set up with no opposition that I saw, and it's been smooth sailing. Ernst, however, will be hearing from me personally.

Posted by: pookysgirl, winning more than losing as an Iowan at November 02, 2023 04:02 PM (dtlDP)

361 357 Former Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes dies at 80
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That's a shame.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 04:02 PM (naiw2)

362 You can be Trump fan and also acknowledge there is an aspect of his popularity that’s cultish. Doesn’t mean everyone, but some of it is.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (P5BwU)

363
I'm sure there's a good explanation for why Schumer can't just force these promotions to the Senate floor on an individual basis since they're obviously so crucial to the security of the Republic.
Posted by: Octochicken at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (oCS0o)


Individual votes would take a LONG time. Time which would be better spent on fundraising, 3-martini lunches and amyl nitrate-fueled ghey orgies.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (n+4am)

364 The green monster at Fenway. 37' 2" left field wall.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (XjWYE)

Havelock Field, home of the Portland Sea-Dogs (Boston's AA team), is a miniature of Fenway. Don't know the height of its green monster, though.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (N3zMI)

365 One of the things I dislike about football is the over-specialization of players. "Here's their third and short yardage guy in the backfield." The DH rule is a step in that direction.

I was a pitcher in HS and in college until arm trouble flared up, when they moved me to a position player because I could hit. They knew that because they'd seen me bat as a pitcher. With the DH rule, I'd have been out on my ass.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 03:57 PM (dkP80)

Whitey Herzog the manager used to play a trick by having a pitcher play the OF so he could bring in a reliever with the other hand and he could switch them back later.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (eoQWY)

366 The Black Rock Coalition was BIG at that time, D.

I went to the Promo Shows that SRV and John Cougar Mellencamp cameo'd with LC.

I think that was Queen Latifah's first live Concerts, too. She was one of mant openers both nights.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (myvUL)

367 They push soccer like they push queerdom. It's cool.
At the same time they demean baseball.
You don't need anymore a field, actually less, for baseball
than soccer.
All you need is a vacant lot.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (qfBOF)

368 I do not watch baseball during the regular season - only watched last part of game last night. I am tired of all sports being taken over by idiot diversity bs. Just wish the win could have been about 30 years ago when I kind of gave a shit.

Hockey is a much better sport in my opinion. Faster etc.
I'll never forget those assholes on ESPN who tried to over rule the league on the Brett Hull goal in 1999. Including that prick Barry Melrose.

And, why are they playing baseball during football season? Season way too long.

Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (RilAR)

369 Your go-to accusations of anyone merely liking Trump as a candidate over the candidacy of DeSantis to be in a "cult of personality" is even more disturbing.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (BdMk6)


Your knee jerk reaction to a mere mention of Trump just proves my point.

Posted by: runner at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (Aoizk)

370 War Eagle, Tubbs!

Posted by: Martin Tell at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (BoSp+)

371 355 >>Their show at The Ritz was legendary.


I was at that one, too. NEVER missed a Fishbone show. They made Parliament/PFunk shows seem tame.
Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (myvUL)

I met two people at that show at The Ritz. John Cusack and Larry Fishburne (he went by Larry at that time). Had no idea who Larry was until I saw The Color Purple. Called him at his house in Brooklyn Heights, shocked that I actually knew a famous actor. Never remembered that he was in Apocalypse Now before that.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (bf9J0)

372 >>>Your go-to accusations of anyone merely liking Trump as a candidate over the candidacy of DeSantis to be in a "cult of personality" is even more disturbing.

I don't think that's it at all. There are meltdowns on twitter whenever DeSantis criticizes Trump. Meanwhile, we were told that when Trump called DeSantis a gay groomer adulterer who is also a Paid Soros Operative, we had to just "get a thicker skin" and accept that this is politics.

Liking Trump isn't cult-of-personality stuff. He had a mostly successful presidency. I can understand liking him. I used to.

It's the how-dare-you-criticize-the-Leader shit that gets people's goat.

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (KRtlO)

373 Do you think Ron DeSantis's wife borrows his high heels?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 04:05 PM (l10hq)

374 She doesn't look like she would be surprised by much

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 04:05 PM (fwDg9)

375 Havelock Field, home of the Portland Sea-Dogs (Boston's AA team), is a miniature of Fenway. Don't know the height of its green monster, though.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (N3zMI)

there's a park/semi pro field that has seats and scoreboard from Cincy's old Crosley Field, torn down in 1970.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:05 PM (eoQWY)

376 >>You can be Trump fan and also acknowledge there is an aspect of his popularity that’s cultish. Doesn’t mean everyone, but some of it is.

Like electric cars.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:05 PM (ZLI7S)

377 If preferring Trump to the rest of the GD idiots makes me a cultist, well then pass the koolaid.

Posted by: fd at November 02, 2023 04:05 PM (vFG9F)

378 Reason.com?

Because it's high?

Do you get it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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That was where the great AOS 2016 purge victims fled. But, stoner humor, open borders, and muh global corporations ain't my thang and I think Nick Gillespie is an idiot along with most of the commenters there.

The 2020 AOS self purge to leading to silence is currently ongoing at least until the primaries are done or until the Biden junta has us all in camps and/or incinerated in a nuclear blast.

So we got that thing going for us.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (V0UuG)

379 >>>353 Soccer is pretty popular these days. And not just due to the illegals.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (P5BwU)

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My opinion was soccer was popular because you could start the kids by 4 years old. They could understand the concept of kicking the ball either this way or that way towards the net. As a former pe teacher, I can tell that very few 1st graders could even grasp the concept of kickball.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (JfxgE)

380 Can confirm. Educational Savings Accounts were set up with no opposition that I saw, and it's been smooth sailing. Ernst, however, will be hearing from me personally.
Posted by: pookysgirl, winning more than losing as an Iowan

I've always wondered how many Iowans are here...enough for an ethanol-fueled Moron Event?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (JCZqz)

381
Like electric cars.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:05 PM (ZLI7S)

Absolutely

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (P5BwU)

382 Reported: Congress grants itself an additional $34k salary increase in stealth vote.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (l10hq)

383 Trump will win the primary easily, presuming he is breathing, which is a good thing because you know he would be sure to tank the nominee as best he could if he didn't.

So, I am still planning on voting for DeSantis in March in Alabama, after Trump has this sewn up, to at least position Ron for 2028, and then voting for Trump in the general because Fuck You Communists.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at November 02, 2023 04:07 PM (aD39U)

384 382 Reported: Congress grants itself an additional $34k salary increase in stealth vote.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (l10hq)

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Because only 10% of them are any good at graft, and the rest need a leg up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:07 PM (GBKbO)

385 Soccer is pretty popular these days. And not just due to the illegals.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 03:59 PM (P5BwU)
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Thanks to the AWFLs, and the illegals. The attraction is that soccer takes no skill to play. Six year-olds can play, running around furiously kicking at the ball. Soccer takes skill to play well.

Contrast the American sports: baseball, football, and basketball. If you can't hit, catch, and throw, baseball is no fun. If you can't pass and catch passes, football (touch football) is no fun. If you can't shoot, basketball is no fun.

It's like the difference between tennis and racquetball. Any idiot can play racquetball (poorly) and have fun, but if you can't consistently serve, and return service, tennis is hopelessly boring.

The skill requirement is a hurdle to expansion of these sports that soccer does not have.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 04:07 PM (dkP80)

386 And, why are they playing baseball during football season? Season way too long.
Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (RilAR)

One thing is the elimination of double headers. The other thing is expanding the playoffs so too many dang teams are in it. We aren't at the point the NHL was in in the 80s when 16 out of 20 teams made the playoffs...but its bad when the series goes on so long.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (eoQWY)

387 >>>Can confirm. Educational Savings Accounts were set up with no opposition that I saw, and it's been smooth sailing. Ernst, however, will be hearing from me personally.
Posted by: pookysgirl, winning more than losing as an Iowan

I've always wondered how many Iowans are here...enough for an ethanol-fueled Moron Event?
Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (JCZqz)

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Creeper, Pooky, me. There was a Jim in Ames, but haven't seen him in over a year.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (JfxgE)

388 I can tell that very few 1st graders could even grasp the concept of kickball.
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Sinking your Buster Brown's into a hot red ball and seeing it sail was orgasmic in first grade.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (naiw2)

389 The 2020 AOS self purge to leading to silence is currently ongoing at least until the primaries are done or until the Biden junta has us all in camps and/or incinerated in a nuclear blast.

Even then, there will be bans. Rules. Third rails not to be discussed.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (mG5ja)

390 383
So, I am still planning on voting for DeSantis in March in Alabama, after Trump has this sewn up, to at least position Ron for 2028, and then voting for Trump in the general because Fuck You Communists.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at November 02, 2023 04:07 PM (aD39U)

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Since I now live in NC, a nominal swing state, instead of SC, I'll have to consider if my one vote is important enough to actually cast for the GOP in any form or just do my standard vote for third party thing.

Since I'm only one vote, I'll probably still do the third party thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (GBKbO)

391 Stickball. It's a NY thing, you wouldn't understand.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (ZLI7S)

392 Tommy is fighting the good fight. God defend the right.

Posted by: Archer at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (gmo/4)

393 You can be Trump fan and also acknowledge there is an aspect of his popularity that’s cultish. Doesn’t mean everyone, but some of it is.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (P5BwU)

The same exact thing could be said of many DeSantis fans.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (BdMk6)

394 I met two people at that show at The Ritz. John Cusack and Larry Fishburne (he went by Larry at that time). Had no idea who Larry was until I saw The Color Purple. Called him at his house in Brooklyn Heights, shocked that I actually knew a famous actor. Never remembered that he was in Apocalypse Now before that.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (bf9J0)

Cowboy Curtis!

Posted by: LASue at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (Ed8Zd)

395 This Alabama mayor and pastor was outed for apparently living a double life as a trans woman "to relieve stress"

https://tinyurl.com/4aj5buer
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Now that this has hit the fan, he's going to need all the stress relief he can get.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (FVME7)

396 Skip, I need to come clean. I had a blueberry bagel for breakfast, and I liked it.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (RIvkX)

397 >> like the guitarist in Primus.

Chris Hasketh(Sp?), from Rollins Band, too.

Vernon is an alien. Amazing and completely unique.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (myvUL)

398 Analytics!!!!

Posted by: Muldoon, who always relates everything to Belushi and Aykroyd at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (991eG)

399 The green monster at Fenway. 37' 2" left field wall.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (XjWYE)


I've always attributed the Green Monster to being what happens when you let drunk Irishmen build a baseball stadium.

"Planning!? Fuck that noise, grab some bricks!"

*six months later*

"Oh shit, there's a road here".

Posted by: spindrift at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (Ngor4)

400 I was a DeSantis fan, not over Trump but I liked him and would have gladly voted for him if he got the nod. NOW, having seen who he associates with, who his donors are and where he let them lead him he has lost my respect.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (qfBOF)

401 I've always wondered how many Iowans are here...enough for an ethanol-fueled Moron Event?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 02, 2023 04:06 PM (JCZqz)

There's like three of us, so we could take over a few barstools... and that's it.

Posted by: pookysgirl, watching the grain mounds grow at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (dtlDP)

402 It's like the difference between tennis and racquetball. Any idiot can play racquetball (poorly) and have fun, but if you can't consistently serve, and return service, tennis is hopelessly boring.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 04:07 PM (dkP80)

Men's tennis is getting that way because they are too good. Acing, or double faulting, or very short rallies. The exciting long rallies don't happen much.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (eoQWY)

403 I’ve never understood why one sport has to be shat on by people to enjoy another one. I give no fucks about tennis. Never have. But I don’t shit on it either or tell you why “my” sport is so much better than tennis. Who gives a fuck? Watch what you want. Why the need to shit on what someone else likes?

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (P5BwU)

404 Creeper, Pooky, me. There was a Jim in Ames, but haven't seen him in over a year.
Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM

I remember a Russ in Winterset, who I always assumed was in Iowa....Iowahawk lol?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (JCZqz)

405 Fuck me they are idiots

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (4q/mG)

406 >>Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (bf9J0)


Run from Run DMC was there, too, in the Pit!

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (myvUL)

407 Bottom of the ninth, two on, two out, count is 2 - 2, and you get caught looking.

Tough way to lose.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (XjWYE)

408 And, why are they playing baseball during football season? Season way too long.
Posted by: Glenn John at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (RilAR)

One thing is the elimination of double headers. The other thing is expanding the playoffs so too many dang teams are in it. We aren't at the point the NHL was in in the 80s when 16 out of 20 teams made the playoffs...but its bad when the series goes on so long.
Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (eoQWY)
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Cut the leagues down to eight teams each, the teams with the best records in their leagues play in the WS, as God and Abner Doubleday intended.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (ScR16)

409 There's like three of us, so we could take over a few barstools... and that's it.
Posted by: pookysgirl, watching the grain mounds grow at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (dtlDP)

Do like they do in the primaries and invite those from other states and hold an election.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (eoQWY)

410 393 You can be Trump fan and also acknowledge there is an aspect of his popularity that’s cultish. Doesn’t mean everyone, but some of it is.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:03 PM (P5BwU)

The same exact thing could be said of many DeSantis fans.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (BdMk6)

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Politics is largely stupid with people arguing past each other about things they don't really understand beyond the surface.

Every single successful politician has a cult of personality around them at some level. Think Elizabeth Warren doesn't have fans who think she can't do any wrong? Or AOC? Or Mitch? Or Alan West?

It's just part of the package, and complaining about it is just complaining about politics in general.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (GBKbO)

411 Vernon is an alien. Amazing and completely unique.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (myvUL)


There's a little bit of Electric Delta Blues in there sometimes, like Hendrix. And then he just goes off in space and I have no idea what he's doing. But he made it work.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (mG5ja)

412 Granddaughter had much to do with it, I think. Heard her speak on Brian Kilmeades' show about it a time or two.
Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 03:48 PM (JfxgE)

And you can see she bears some minimal resemblance to her father, who you can easily tell is Yogi's son.

But she got whatever good parts there are. Quite a lovely young woman, with good insight into her grandfather.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (dGCAG)

413 403 I’ve never understood why one sport has to be shat on by people to enjoy another one. I give no fucks about tennis. Never have. But I don’t shit on it either or tell you why “my” sport is so much better than tennis. Who gives a fuck? Watch what you want. Why the need to shit on what someone else likes?
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (P5BwU)

My kid, when he was much younger, would say, 'don't yuck my yum'. Still makes me chuckle.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (bf9J0)

414 DeSantis doesn’t have cult followers,
Come on.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (P5BwU)

415 Scott Ian, from Anthrax. Was also at that Ritz Show.

It was a fucking scene. I thought the floor was finally going to give out that night. It was like a trampoline in there.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:12 PM (myvUL)

416 Cut the leagues down to eight teams each, the teams with the best records in their leagues play in the WS, as God and Abner Doubleday intended.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (ScR16)

Yes no wildcards and 4 divisions would do fine. Makes September interesting for more than which teams sell off all their players.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:12 PM (eoQWY)

417 Brenda say Hi to Satan

Posted by: Skip at November 02, 2023 04:12 PM (fwDg9)

418 >>So, I am still planning on voting for DeSantis in March in Alabama, after Trump has this sewn up, to at least position Ron for 2028, and then voting for Trump in the general because Fuck You Communists.

Don't hatch your chickens before they count. Ron has pissed off a lot of people this primary and it has nothing to do with his lifts.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:12 PM (ZLI7S)

419 I've always attributed the Green Monster to being what happens when you let drunk Irishmen build a baseball stadium.

"Planning!? Fuck that noise, grab some bricks!"

*six months later*

"Oh shit, there's a road here".
Posted by: spindrift


Story goes, it was because of a low wall and homes across the street. Owners were skinflints and didn't want anyone watching for free.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (XjWYE)

420 414 DeSantis doesn’t have cult followers,
Come on.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (P5BwU)

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This is delusion. It's like saying only smart people vote for our side.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (GBKbO)

421 Even then, there will be bans. Rules. Third rails not to be discussed.
Posted by: Easy Money
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A key rule is never shit on the rug when visiting someone else's blog. You want no rules, then create and pay for your own blog otherwise you get the tragedy of the commons over and over again.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (V0UuG)

422 Baseball lost its true character when the league eliminated beer ad cigarettes from the dugout.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (991eG)

423 358 Bringing bats into the conversation is uncalled for! It might awaken you know who!

fauci?

Posted by: anachronda at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (oY6Yp)

424 d'oh!

Posted by: anachronda at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (oY6Yp)

425 >>>Since I'm only one vote, I'll probably still do the third party thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (GBKbO)
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Which ever way you go you will be a multiplier.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 02, 2023 04:14 PM (qfBOF)

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 02, 2023 04:14 PM (l10hq)

427 406 >>Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 02, 2023 04:04 PM (bf9J0)


Run from Run DMC was there, too, in the Pit!
Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (myvUL)

The wildest thing about that show was that when they played one of their songs (Scrotum? You're Ugly?), they showed a scene from pron film at the same time. Unbelievable. Never heard of anything like that - before, or since.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 02, 2023 04:15 PM (bf9J0)

428 The green monster at Fenway. 37' 2" left field wall.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 02, 2023 04:01 PM (XjWYE)
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I've played in tournaments in Florida at the Red Sox training facility, which has its own Green Monster. You'd think the Green Monster would make for a really short left field. It doesn't. The Green Monster is about 310' or so from home plate, i.e., the same distance Yankee Stadium is in right field, with no White Monster.

I was surprised to find that out while playing left field in the Red Sox facility.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 04:15 PM (dkP80)

429 Posted by: anachronda at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (oY6Yp)

Good save.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 02, 2023 04:15 PM (aD39U)

430 DeSantis doesn’t have cult followers,
Come on.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:11 PM (P5BwU)

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This is delusion. It's like saying only smart people vote for our side.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (GBKbO)

I get your point. And OK nothing is absolute, there may be a few, but the overwhelming number of RDS fans aren’t sycophants. As are fans of most politicians. Trump and Obama are the exceptions in modern times I think. They can do (or have done) no wrong in the eyes of many followers.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:16 PM (P5BwU)

431 >>>I remember a Russ in Winterset, who I always assumed was in Iowa....Iowahawk lol?
Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 02, 2023 04:10 PM (JCZqz

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Yes, been a long time since Russ has been here. Didn't he user to be a cob, around the same time as Laura and Monte? Iowahawk is in Texas I think.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 04:16 PM (JfxgE)

432 127 I blindly voted for Todd Young. I apologize for my mistake.

Now I feel better.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (bVfY0)

433 d'oh!
Posted by: anachronda at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (oY6Yp)

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Saved it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (DRSnL)

434 400 I was a DeSantis fan, not over Trump but I liked him and would have gladly voted for him if he got the nod. NOW, having seen who he associates with, who his donors are and where he let them lead him he has lost my respect.
Posted by: Braenyard
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Having seen politicians up and close for years, I cut them a little slack, not much but a little. People that are fine with losing are not the sort of person that become a serious contender for the presidency anyway. Drives even the best to counterproductive behavior--e.g. Nixon's won't have me to kick around anymore loss to Jerry Brown for example.

The funniest ones are the ones that dreamt of running but never actually had the guts to go to the arena and fight it out. They are always the perpetual, "I coulda been a contendah!!!" afterwards.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (V0UuG)

435 >>Baseball lost its true character when the league eliminated beer ad cigarettes from the dugout.


Ha. My high school coach used to take me and one of our pitchers out for a beer and a cigarette after the game.

Shitty coach but a great guy.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (ZLI7S)

436 Don't hatch your chickens before they count. Ron has pissed off a lot of people this primary and it has nothing to do with his lifts.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:12 PM (ZLI7S)



You think he will drop out before the primaries?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (aD39U)

437 >>There's a little bit of Electric Delta Blues in there sometimes, like Hendrix. And then he just goes off in space and I have no idea what he's doing. But he made it work.


Oh, yeah. He can cop just about everyone...but he would go from Hendrix to Coryell and back in a heartbeat.

Posted by: garrett at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (myvUL)

438 430 I get your point. And OK nothing is absolute, there may be a few, but the overwhelming number of RDS fans aren’t sycophants. As are fans of most politicians. Trump and Obama are the exceptions in modern times I think. They can do (or have done) no wrong in the eyes of many followers.
Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:16 PM (P5BwU)

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I'm sure that if I waded into Twitter, I could find a perfectly robust "DeSantis is practically" God community.

It would be smaller than Trump's, though, for sure, because Trump has a larger fanbase.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (GBKbO)

439 I've always attributed the Green Monster to being what happens when you let drunk Irishmen build a baseball stadium.

"Planning!? Fuck that noise, grab some bricks!"

*six months later*

"Oh shit, there's a road here".
Posted by: spindrift at November 02, 2023 04:09 PM (Ngor4)

Things like that happen when you try and fit a ballpark in a city block. Some parts don't fit, and if you have a short fence there you bust windows in the facing buildings and everyone hits homers there, so you build a big wall.

The Polo Grounds were build on an oval stand for polo, with the result that dead center was almost 500 feet and the two foul lines were pretty close. Which is why Willy Mays running down that Vic Wertz fly ball and getting a throw to the cutoff man was such an amazing thing.

In the very early days some fields had like infinite space in the outfield and no stands there

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:18 PM (eoQWY)

440 Obama was first elected 15 years ago this week.
How time flies.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:19 PM (P5BwU)

441 This Alabama mayor and pastor was outed for apparently living a double life as a trans woman "to relieve stress"

https://tinyurl.com/4aj5buer
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Now that this has hit the fan, he's going to need all the stress relief he can get.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 02, 2023 04:08 PM (FVME7)

So I guess he'll be wearing crotchless panties.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at November 02, 2023 04:19 PM (BdMk6)

442 >>>I was surprised to find that out while playing left field in the Red Sox facility.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 04:15 PM (dkP80)

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Before PG was a thing?

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 04:19 PM (JfxgE)

443 DeSantis doesn’t have cult followers,
Come on.

Posted by: Montec

But if he did, they should be called the Spaghetti Squad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (FVME7)

444 >>You think he will drop out before the primaries?

Nope. I think he's in until at least after Iowa. He owes his donors at least that much.

But if he gets smoked in Iowa and comes in 3rd he's gonna need a real good reason to hang around.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (ZLI7S)

445 IIRC, the old Busch Stadium was symmetrical and long. A lot of homers died there.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (aD39U)

446 This is delusion. It's like saying only smart people vote for our side.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some more Best Pictures at November 02, 2023 04:13 PM (GBKbO)

I would have been fine w/ either DeSantis or Trump. But DeSantis siding w/ the left on the sham trials going on is really pushing it.

DeSantis surrounded himself w/ GOPe/Jeb! hacks and now it shows.

Posted by: redchief at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (RIFH1)

447 https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=406662

Nood, yo

Posted by: BifBewalski at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (3CCua)

448 I haven't attended an MLB game in years, but I hear that beers cost $20 for a 12oz. lite beer. The beer is $17 and, btw, keep the change.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (MeG8a)

449 You think he will drop out before the primaries?
Posted by: G'rump928(c)
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Follow the money reports and watch for staff departures. Polling is a lagging indicator. Basically, DeSantis is all in on Iowa caucuses right now and perhaps New Hampshire then roll into South Carolina with momentum. Think Nevada is also in the mix but forget the order after Iowa.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:21 PM (V0UuG)

450 440 Obama was first elected 15 years ago this week.
How time flies.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:19 PM (P5BwU)

I worked in downtown Oakland at that time.

It was truly a cult of personality w/ him.

Posted by: redchief at November 02, 2023 04:21 PM (RIFH1)

451 Maybe it's just me. Maybe it's always been so, but I don't recall the GOP being such flaccid pantywaists, trying to get even on behalf of their former selves in high school gym class. The "nerds in charge" vibe always came from the Left side of the aisle. But we're seeing it weekly from current leadership.

Posted by: red speck at November 02, 2023 04:21 PM (0Id0S)

452 Baseball lost its true character when the league eliminated beer ad cigarettes from the dugout.


Ha. My high school coach used to take me and one of our pitchers out for a beer and a cigarette after the game.

Shitty coach but a great guy.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:17 PM (ZLI7S)

The first alternative league was formed when the NL banned beer and whiskey in the stands in the 1880s. They even had world series'. Its interesting watching them evolve the 'natural' format for a world series. In one year they travelled to all the stadiums in the league and more long past one team had won the series into late october until nobody showed up....kinda like this year.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:21 PM (eoQWY)

453 that's a good idea -- is there such a thing?

Posted by: ace at November 02, 2023 03:45 PM (KRtlO)

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Yes, lots of freezer and refrigerator monitor & alarm systems.

Just search online ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Overimaginative Scamp and AGAAVE Plant at November 02, 2023 04:21 PM (pJWq2)

454 206
Little recognizing that in Europe soccer is a lower class entertainment, kinda like NASCAR or WWE here.
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That's wrong.
In Europe, and most of the world, football (soccer) is the number one team sport, followed by rugby football, cricket, in no particular order.
Think Football Pools.

Another way to tell is to look at what children play when in a small group (other than organized sports). Here in the USA it's basketball. Almost universally elsewhere it's soccer.

Posted by: Ciampino - To the guy who invented zero, thanks for nothing at November 02, 2023 04:22 PM (qfLjt)

455 >>>But if he gets smoked in Iowa and comes in 3rd he's gonna need a real good reason to hang around.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (ZLI7S)

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Radio news yesterday said polls in Iowa have Haley moved up 11pts to tie with DeSantis. Ugh.

Posted by: Turn 2 at November 02, 2023 04:22 PM (JfxgE)

456
448 I haven't attended an MLB game in years, but I hear that beers cost $20 for a 12oz. lite beer. The beer is $17 and, btw, keep the change.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (MeG8a)

It’s not MLB alone.
Any event at a big league stadium, be it sports, concert, monster truck rally, whatever,
Beer is $20. And a hot dog is $14 and a bottle of water is $8.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:22 PM (P5BwU)

457 I would have been fine w/ either DeSantis or Trump. But DeSantis siding w/ the left on the sham trials going on is really pushing it.

DeSantis surrounded himself w/ GOPe/Jeb! hacks and now it shows.
Posted by: redchief
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I think some of DeSantis folks are actually ex Cruz folks and the Jeb/GOPe have moved on to their true love--Nikki from SC.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:23 PM (V0UuG)

458 Maybe it's just me. Maybe it's always been so, but I don't recall the GOP being such flaccid pantywaists, trying to get even on behalf of their former selves in high school gym class.

You missed the Reagan years ?

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 04:23 PM (mG5ja)

459 >>I was surprised to find that out while playing left field in the Red Sox facility.

One of my high school friends got a summer job helping work the left field scoreboard on the Monster at Fenway. He literally got paid to go to watch baseball games.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 02, 2023 04:23 PM (ZLI7S)

460 367 They push soccer like they push queerdom

queerdom? that is a lib worship word. you shall not speak it!

Posted by: cloud williamette at November 02, 2023 04:24 PM (oY6Yp)

461 That's wrong.
In Europe, and most of the world, football (soccer) is the number one team sport, followed by rugby football, cricket, in no particular order.
Think Football Pools.

Because everywhere in the world most people are poor. So the number 1 sport is the sport liked by poor people.

Mississippi has a higher GDP per capita than the UK. Europe is poor as fuck relative to the US.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:24 PM (P5BwU)

462 451 Maybe it's just me. Maybe it's always been so, but I don't recall the GOP being such flaccid pantywaists, trying to get even on behalf of their former selves in high school gym class. The "nerds in charge" vibe always came from the Left side of the aisle. But we're seeing it weekly from current leadership.
Posted by: red speck
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Twas always thus for the GOP. The exceptions are few but the uniparty squishes are many. Despite being well to the left of center in his presidency on domestic policy, Nixon still got stabbed in the back by the Dems and his uniparty buddies pining for a Rockefeller, Romney Sr squish.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:25 PM (V0UuG)

463 I was a kid in the 80s so yeah I guess I did miss it. But from what I have read about it, plenty of conservatives and voters of his criticized him on many issues. You can love Reagan and still think he did some stupid shit. It’s logical to think in 8 years nobody is perfect.

Trump on the other hand never did anything wrong, it was either MCConnell that made him do it or the deep state or whatever. His heart was always pure. That’s the difference.

Posted by: Montec at November 02, 2023 04:28 PM (P5BwU)

464 I've played in tournaments in Florida at the Red Sox training facility, which has its own Green Monster. You'd think the Green Monster would make for a really short left field. It doesn't. The Green Monster is about 310' or so from home plate, i.e., the same distance Yankee Stadium is in right field, with no White Monster.

I was surprised to find that out while playing left field in the Red Sox facility.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 02, 2023 04:15 PM (dkP80)

I think the issue isn't so much at the line, but in left center were it still is about 310-320 ish and not 350 or something, where the right hander has maximum distance on fly balls.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:28 PM (eoQWY)

465 Radio news yesterday said polls in Iowa have Haley moved up 11pts to tie with DeSantis. Ugh.
Posted by: Turn 2
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Reminds me of 1980 GOP primaries. Gerald Ford was too cowardly or comfortable to run but his acolytes were out there pushing whoever they could find as the anti-Reagan. Ended up being Bush and being forced onto Reagan's ticket to keep the peace with the East Coast GOPe. Reagan wanted Laxalt from NV who would have been a far better choice.

Posted by: whig at November 02, 2023 04:28 PM (V0UuG)

466 Trump on the other hand never did anything wrong, it was either MCConnell that made him do it or the deep state or whatever. His heart was always pure. That’s the difference.

Fair.

Posted by: Easy Money at November 02, 2023 04:33 PM (mG5ja)

467
Pitchers still bat in the NL, unless I missed that rule change.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (eoQWY)



They didn't in the WS.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 04:34 PM (Zz0t1)

468 DeSantis doesn’t have cult followers,
Come on.

Posted by: Montec
........

Sure he does. They're just hard to see unless they stand up and wave their arms.

Posted by: wth at November 02, 2023 04:43 PM (v0R5T)

469 Pitchers still bat in the NL, unless I missed that rule change.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (eoQWY)


They didn't in the WS.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 02, 2023 04:34 PM (Zz0t1)

They used to use the home teams rules in the WS for some decades after its first use in the WS in 1976. In recent times they went to all DH because why not screw with even lame traditions like that one.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 04:45 PM (eoQWY)

470 The UniParty is exposing itself for all to see.

Posted by: James at November 02, 2023 04:47 PM (nfw65)

471 I think Tommy Tuberville is doing the right thing. Telling me McConnell and His Top Liberal RINO Allies don't like it is an unneeded hard sell.

Posted by: John M at November 02, 2023 05:05 PM (CzLfO)

472 Pitchers still bat in the NL, unless I missed that rule change.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 02, 2023 03:58 PM (eoQWY)

MLB made the DH league-wide just prior to COVID, I think.

Posted by: Octochicken at November 02, 2023 05:09 PM (oCS0o)

473 448 I haven't attended an MLB game in years, but I hear that beers cost $20 for a 12oz. lite beer. The beer is $17 and, btw, keep the change.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 02, 2023 04:20 PM (MeG8a)

Keep the change? I didn't know any MLB stadiums still accepted cash.

Posted by: Octochicken at November 02, 2023 05:11 PM (oCS0o)

474 MLB made the DH league-wide just prior to COVID, I think.
Posted by: Octochicken at November 02, 2023 05:09 PM (oCS0o)
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Nooooooooo!!!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at November 02, 2023 05:23 PM (ScR16)

475 Well thank God Trump has shunned RINOs like Lindsay Graham!
Oh wait, nevermind.

Posted by: Keyser at November 02, 2023 05:43 PM (9ZGzn)

476 Mitch McConnell is a scumbag human being and pure evil. I will not wish ill will upon him but until the G.O.P. comes to term about the disaster he's been for the United States, much less their stinking political party, nothing will stop the shared slide to oblivion.
So BRAVO to Senator Tubberville for showing Mitch's line of sycophants just how to take a stand. BRAVO!!!

Posted by: Tracy at November 02, 2023 06:22 PM (fSupL)

477 we are way past time for a Rhinectomy in the GOP. IMAO

Posted by: stpaulchuck at November 02, 2023 07:43 PM (B6msN)

478 Screw the GOPe. Publish their net worth. Let them explain to the voters how they became so richj.

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