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  1. Mike Honcho

    Free Yahoo Tourney Pickem all geeks invited

    Work in a 10 person office and we were perfect in picking Louisville.
  2. Well in Joe's mind, he probably thinks the VP is the most important thing in a presidential campaign.
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    Missouri to ban all federal gun control laws

    I'm way in over my head at this point - I know that interstate commerce has been used to justify gun laws in the past, it's the go to reason for every questionable law in this country---but as far as the nitty gritty, I'm in the weeds.
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    Missouri to ban all federal gun control laws

    I don't think you would have any defense of that sort(supremacy clause). The state can say it's legal, but it's still a class 1 federal drug with criminal penalties.
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    Missouri to ban all federal gun control laws

    Going from memory but sanctuary cities and legalized weed, which conflict with federal laws are okay because the states choose not to enforce those laws---the feds still can. IE a city isn't going to use it's resources to look for illegals, a state isn't going to prosecute tokers...FBI or ICE can still enforce those laws. This I don't think flies at all "and make enforcement of those laws by federal officers within the State of Missouri a criminal offense." I don't think that a state has the authority to do that. I'm sure there is a lot more to this than just that though- Also there might be rulings by SCOTUS already that the fed can create some of these gun laws through commerce clause and a state can't nullify them willy nilly---but this is me just speculating after a good nights rest at a motel 6---so not saying this is a fact or not.
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    Aunt Becky done focked up

    Well that little nugget is going to make the holidays interesting. Also, it seems that USC is the school to bribe if you want your kid to go to college.
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    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

    No film title in thread header. 👎
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    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

    Was just saying to co-worker, theater should make it a double feature with "The Nice Guys", like those period pieces too.
  9. It wasn't set up to protect the voters equally, but more for each state to be more equal, and more to the point to give more power to southern states that had less large cities but much more slaves. The electoral college and the 3/5's compromise both stem from the debates of how to apportion representation. So now we have a system where a voter in Wyoming counts 3.6 times one in California, hardly equal. Another reason for the Electoral college was the distance & time it took to get information from one part of the country to another. So instead of direct representation, the citizens voted for a slate of presumably more informed electors who were up on the current events and issues of the time. In addition this was also thought to be a good protection against the voters being swayed by a snake oil salesmen promising them magic beans. While we can debate how well informed today's voters are, we can't debate that the tools to inform one's self are out there and readily available to anyone who wants to make use of them. The argument that rural voters in small and Midwestern states would be meaningless or that one party would be in total control is completely specious. Our government is set up in 3 branches, and today, yes the executive branch would have been Dem more often under a direct vote system, but that would still be checked by the House/Senate. And a true check & balance system vs the current system where the executive branch has assumed more and more power that is rubber stamped by the house is a lot closer to what the Founding Fathers had in mind. Finally, IMO, the current winner take all system discourages 3rd/multiple party systems which I have seen a fair number of people here support. Reasons stated better than I can are here and here.
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    Happy Spring !!

    I'm in Michigan, we don't call this 'Spring' but early mud season.
  11. That was my bad, in addition to the presidential election, I added congressional and state elections to way the GOP needs to compete on an uneven field to win offices without clarifying that. My bad for over estimating your ability to follow that line of thinking.
  12. Perhaps the GOP should try to appeal to a majority of the country then, instead having to rely on a system that was designed to dilute votes,gerrymander districts and suppress voter turnout to get elected to office.
  13. Somebody should explain to you how that is pretty the exact opposite reason why the electoral college was created(among a few others).
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    Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250 million

    H.R.1179 - Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act Anyone want to guess the name of one of the co-sponsors.