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PostPosted: Fri December 01, 2017 10:02 pm 
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You know, considering the way this legislation is going through, I'm starting to get the impression that the GOP's complaints about the way in which Obamacare was passed may have been slightly disingenuous.

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Hatch 1684: wtf? So let's just screw over employees at literally every opportunity.

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Screw you Chuck Grassley.


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There's speculation that Mitt Romney will run for Orrin Hatch's seat in the Senate.
By the way, Hatch would be running for his eighth term. He is second to Patrick Leahy for current length of Senate incumbency.


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Screw you Chuck Grassley.


Fuck you, you don't deserve women and movies.

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digster wrote:
You know, considering the way this legislation is going through, I'm starting to get the impression that the GOP's complaints about the way in which Obamacare was passed may have been slightly disingenuous.

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How long before we get a major piece of legislation done during normal procedures? This is the new status quo, it would seem. Maybe the Republicans were warning that Obama was breaking the previous system, which was unadvisable? Whats good for the goose is good for the gander, and all that.


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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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Everybody ready for a letdown today?

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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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The Alabama Supreme Court has reportedly stayed a lower court's order to election officials that would have required the preservation of voting records in Tuesday's Senate election.

A circuit judge on Monday ordered election officials to set voting machines to save all digital ballot images, which would preserve voting records in the event of a recount.

Alabama's Al.com reported on the original order, updating their story Tuesday morning to reflect that the Alabama Supreme Court had blocked the order.

A group of four Alabama voters filed a lawsuit last Thursday arguing that the state is required by law to preserve the images. The voters' attorney, Priscilla Duncan, said that the circuit judge's order would protect votes if there were an "election challenge."

"People think that when they mark the ballots and they go into the machine that that's what counted," Duncan told AL.com. "But it's not, the paper ballot is not what's counted. That ballot is scanned and they destroy [the ballots] after the election."

The judge's order, which argued that voters would "suffer irreparable and immediate harm if digital ballot images are not preserved," would have required the images to be saved for six months.

The Alabama Supreme Court's decision to stay the order came just hours before polls opened in the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacant Senate seat, putting Democrat Doug Jones against GOP candidate Roy Moore.

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JFC. :evil:

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I can't come up with a non sinister argument for wanting to destroy the ballots so quickly.


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Oh, no:


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15% reporting in AL and it's Moore with a 500 vote lead and there are already 1,000+ write-ins

is this going to be the kind of thing where Moore wins because republicans that hate him voted for a 3rd party rather than the democrat?

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We've been here so many times oh my god

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This is too much.

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https://www.nytimes.com/elections/resul ... v=top-news

Upshot has a live-updating guess of who the likely winner will be. Right now it is at 69% Jones. The number is fluctuating, but has liked Jones all night. :shock:

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And the 538 live-blog also makes me feel good about Jones's chances...

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We've been here so many times oh my god

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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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after the hillary debacle, i can't rely on NYT or 538 polling

only polls i trust have naked people dancing on them


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