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  1. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Republican-still-the-winner-of-northern-Virginia-delegate-race-after-recount-464215143.html First of the 4 Virginia recounts has concluded. The Republican's margin increased by 7, and the Democrat's by 14. The seat remains Republican. There are three more next week - 2 Republican and 1 Democrat; the most interesting one is the seat decided for the GOP by 10 votes. There's another where a lawsuit is in progress to hold a new election because hundreds of ballots were wrongly received. The tight 51-49 majority means this will be interesting to watch. It's a silver lining. Everything could fall apart, and we get nothing in the end for it. But no, instead, the GOP is ruining things so badly there's room for Democrats to push something radically different next time they are in power. It would have been ideal to pass single payer WITHOUT needing absolute chaos in the healthcare market first, but that's the GOP for you. If people die, it is on the GOP, not the Democrats. And that will be a talking point that can be used to crucify the GOP in the future. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, as it goes.
  2. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    On the plus side. The tax bill is going to destroy the insurance industry. Because the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare's protections, and yet has gutted the two things that help insurance companies pay for the more expensive care - the subsidies and mandate - there is going to be absolute chaos in the wake of this bill. The government may be saving money by having fewer Medicaid recipients to pay for, but the private sector is going to be reeling from healthy patients saying "screw it." The premiums' soaring is going to cause people who can afford them to become angry with the GOP, while the large numbers of people who are forced off the rolls by the prices will likewise be angry. The situation across America is likely to grow more desperate as insurance companies continue to shrink what areas they cover, if they don't go out of business entirely. So as bad as this bill is... in the long run? It is likely to serve Democrats majorities and opportunities for the public option and single payer on a silver platter. Enough voters are in the know to understand the GOP has all the cards. They cannot blame the Democrats for fallout from policies made on a party line. All this, just to avoid including Democrats in the process. Karma's a bitch, McConnell.
  3. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Honestly? I think they could have wrapped up Universe 3 this episode, but decided against it because they've already wiped out 3 universes in the span of 2. Let's get to the real fight here and throw away the overglorified soupcans. ...not much of a real fight, though, given Jiren isn't that much more exciting an antagonist than Universe 3. I'm biased but I would have much preferred to see Universe 3 go shortly after 10, and Universe 9 have lasted long enough to have Bergamo fuse with his brothers and taken the role of kaiju monstrosity. I just hope the timescale doesn't change much. I think it'd be nice to see this over in 7 episodes or so.
  4. I kind of wish the fake spoilers for the Tournament of Power were true. Would have been interesting if anyone who fell from the ring got Erased on the spot.

  5. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Where did he say this? All I've seen from him is that he will not seat Jones in the current session, which as already clarified, is what the law and timing of the election require. Why yes, it is a dick move. Unfortunately, this is just a consequence of being the bigger person.
  6. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Because a lot of Democratic activists are interested in seating Jones immediately, even though that's contrary to what the law requires? Presidents have to wait to take their seat, and so does Jones. Democrats are just going to have to accept that. So far, there is no foul play on the GOP's part here. Because it was always possible tax talks could get hamstrung long enough for Jones to take the seat. The deadline for certification is December 22nd. Due to the holidays and delays, however, votes are unlikely to be certified until December 26nd. At that point, Congress is out of session, and the Senate will not be back until January 3rd. If McConnell goes against swearing Jones in on that day, that is when we get to start crying foul, as by that point there is no excuse for it. But it's not comparable. Jones has not been certified. There is nothing to illegally ignore. It would be illegal to let a candidate who isn't certified by the state government cast a vote.
  7. Team Universe 3 is a team of killer robots. Their leader... is a purple guy.


    Think about that for a second.

  8. "We have returned from beyond this realm to have our revenge on you."

    ...so the Trio de Dangers are the Nightmare Animatronics from FNAF?

    1. Shiguy


      He's Foxy! He's Foxy! ... You're Foxy! I'm Foxy! Are there anymore Foxy's I should know about?

      Man-Wolf: *SREEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeee*


      (Yes I know they're technically Wolfs)

  9. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    None. But currently, McConnell is doing nothing illegal. The ball is not in his court until Alabama certifies the vote and says "yeah, Jones is our new Senator, swear him in." At this point, it's more comparable to McConnell ignoring Obama's Supreme Court choices when they're being discussed, rather than ignoring Garland after he's formally nominated. Given the partisan tilt of Alabama's government, however, I expect them to take their sweet time. On the other hand, Governor Kay Ivey is an interesting figure: she refused to postpone the election even when it appeared Moore was in trouble, and she re-enfranchised many ex-felons who may have tilted the election in favor of Jones. She may be more of a Republican of principle than a Republican of powergaming. Understandably. Any Republican woman who saw how no women were included on the healthcare panel knows the party status quo is not in their favor. That makes no sense. He is not legally elected yet, as the votes aren't certified and he won't be sworn in until after they are. He is Senator-elect (actually, less than that, he's still legally just a candidate for Senate), not Senator. He cannot vote anymore than Trump could sign bills prior to noon of January 20, 2017. Oh it's no secret the GOP cheats and lies its way into power. It's the only way they keep relevance in an America that is increasingly female, non-white, non-binary, and non-Christian. If Democrats have the motivation Alabama Democrats had to overcome voter suppression in future elections, the GOP is toast. Southern states have massive black populations that are almost entirely Democrat. Even with felon voting laws, there's still more than enough to make waves if they turn out. This is the big reason for Jones' victory: thousands of black voters going through the hoops of voter suppression with determination you rarely see (voter suppression generally relies on each voter deeming it too inconvenient to proceed). Moore was just that terrible. But yes, Democrats have a habit of being the bigger people, though. For both moral and practical reasons.
  10. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    The Congressional Review Act is not a panacea. The resolutions can be vetoed and will then require a two-thirds supermajority to overturn. Those supermajorities might be tough to reach without bipartisan negotiation, and you can bet the GOP will try to squeeze something out of the Democrats for it. While there's bipartisan interest in net neutrality, let's remember the partisan affiliation of the President who put us in this situation, and and the partisan affiliation of the Senators who approved Pai's appointment. The burden of being opposed to net neutrality falls on the GOP.
  11. That anger you are feeling, my fellow Americans. Hold onto it for next year's primaries and elections.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      I hope that'll be the case...

  12. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    They need two-thirds in both Houses. Trump will inevitably veto any attempt to impose net neutrality, as he's the one who was pushing for it with his FCC appointments. Which means that net neutrality protections are likely to be lax unless there's a compelling interest to get conservative Republicans behind it. So far it seems it is largely the moderates who are backing it, and they don't have the numbers to get to 67 in the Senate or 290 in the House.
  13. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    ...So it turns out the Androids were fully conscious inside Cell after he absorbed them. Well that's just a wee bit fucking horrifying.
  14. I'm that guy who waits until it's nice and quiet and then starts singing Limit Break x Survivor without warning

    1. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      I'm the guy who counters it by singing Ultimate Battle

  15. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Not long-term, at least. The FCC is an independent agency that isn't under the direct control of the President, though, so Congress could easily bully them into submission if it could speak with a mostly united voice.