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TV / Re: BSG Season 4, linking webisodes, and the long-awaited season 4.5
« Last post by RottingCorpse on November 15, 2022, 12:38:56 PM »
Make Sci-Fi Great Again!
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Now let's factor in that, on average, only 40-50% of the registered voters actually vote, with our all time highs never reaching 70%. I don't think a death wave would really impact the vote unless we start to see, say, several million a year dying from an unexpected outside context thing like COVID. 

As a guy who teaches at a college in a peasant red state, I can tell you that, here at least, the young folks sat it out. They hate all these candidates on both sides of the political spectrum. It seems to me that if either party would run somebody under the age of 50, they'd engage at least part of that constituency.

It'll be interesting indeed to see DOJ moves now that Trump and all his chosen ones are missing the dunks.

Desantis looks formidable in 2024, but it's way too early. He's making all the right moves in terms of engaging Trump's base while also (falsely?) convincing the rest of us he's not a batshit insane narcissist.
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So a little over a million people have died from COVID in the US over the last three years. We lose a million to heart disease and another million to cancer annually. Two diseases that also disproportionately plague the peasant red states. So far this year over 100,000 have died from fentanyl/opioid overdoses. Also disproportionately  impacting middle America.

Maybe all of that stuff has gotten together to eliminate the red staters. I certainly hope so!

Now let's factor in that, on average, only 40-50% of the registered voters actually vote, with our all time highs never reaching 70%. I don't think a death wave would really impact the vote unless we start to see, say, several million a year dying from an unexpected outside context thing like COVID. 

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Another thought? if the Dems don?t use this to shore up abortion rights and protect us from another January 6, there truly will be a red wave in 2024 I think. It?s go time, bitches. Better make the most of it.

I'm confident they'll find a way to fail us like they always do. But at least the GOP is starting to think twice about their insane choices.
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Thing I wonder is, how much of the evaporated red wave was due to fuckwits who refused to get vaxxed and died? Also, doesn?t help them at all that they stoked distrust within their own base about early voting, mail-ins, and absentee, since that?s where the Dems rack up a lot of votes.

I cannot wait to see Trump?s (and the DOJ?s) moves over the next weeks, because I think shit?s about to get even more crazy. Trump?s presided over massive L?s for the GOP in the last three election cycles now, but he?ll probably announce a run for 2024 next week? all because he?s afraid of being indicted and thinks the DOJ won?t indict a potential candidate. Will also be interesting to see how the GOP tries to cut ties with him over the next few months, as if they haven?t been lapping at his prolapsed butthole since 2017.

Not sure why all my ? are ?, but there ya go.

Another thought? if the Dems don?t use this to shore up abortion rights and protect us from another January 6, there truly will be a red wave in 2024 I think. It?s go time, bitches. Better make the most of it.
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Thing I wonder is, how much of the evaporated red wave was due to fuckwits who refused to get vaxxed and died? Also, doesn?t help them at all that they stoked distrust within their own base about early voting, mail-ins, and absentee, since that?s where the Dems rack up a lot of votes.

I cannot wait to see Trump?s (and the DOJ?s) moves over the next weeks, because I think shit?s about to get even more crazy. Trump?s presided over massive L?s for the GOP in the last three election cycles now, but he?ll probably announce a run for 2024 next week? all because he?s afraid of being indicted and thinks the DOJ won?t indict a potential candidate. Will also be interesting to see how the GOP tries to cut ties with him over the next few months, as if they haven?t been lapping at his prolapsed butthole since 2017.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by nacho on November 12, 2022, 01:22:17 PM »
Gallagher! 🍉

That coke caught up with him.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by Nubbins on November 12, 2022, 05:33:42 AM »
Gallagher! 🍉
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TV / Re: BSG Season 4, linking webisodes, and the long-awaited season 4.5
« Last post by nacho on November 09, 2022, 07:54:57 PM »
Okay! So it took me 13 years to go back to BSG, and it took me three years to do the marathon because I knew this shit was coming.

And, guess what? I WAS WRONG! BSG is the greatest sci-fi ever. Post Game of Thrones fucking up their entire season, my only complaint with BSG is some decisions they made in the fine minutes of their final episode. All those decisions were telegraphed and informed by the majority of the series, certainly season 3 onwards. But more likely from the second season when they found Kobol onwards.

I still have complaints. I still feel like RDM overstepped. I still feel like they couldn't quite stick the landing. But it all makes sense now. It's all good now. And it's one of the only genre series that has been able to execute a finale that, now in hindsight from post-apocalypse America, wasn't offensively terrible.

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Living in my rural compound makes it real easy to ignore politics, particularly midterms. Yet I find myself fascinated by this midterm. I don't know if the whole "the future of democracy" is on the ballot is anything more than a CNN marketing tool, but it feels like there are some real stakes here.

So, today's view: Nothing's at stake. We're still at 50/50 or thereabouts. The Trumpnistas bombed, and Trump's anti Desantos shit failed.

What I find fascinating is the lack of a Red Wave. Traditionally, even in a normal America, that's what should have happened. Even in Crazy America, we should have seen some sort of noticeable Red Wave (or even a splash). The fact that it didn't happen really illustrates a deep problem with the GOP.

So, the Democrats suck balls and are hopeless and have no clear defense or offense. So it's not like the lack of a Red Wave is a good thing for the other side, but it does show that neither side is winning this polarization game. Okay, we've polarized. And we've done it (history alert!) the way it's always happened since the invention of democracy. And, in all that history, the only clear way out of the polarized democracy is....not fun if you're interested in stability and calm.

Other things of local interest: The ongoing purpling of Maryland. We got Wes Moore in the gov's chair, but looking at how the map swung Maryland is now the Balt-Wash corridor vs the rest of the state. That's quietly been going on for 20 years now and it looks like the transition is nearly complete.

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Living in my rural compound makes it real easy to ignore politics, particularly midterms. Yet I find myself fascinated by this midterm. I don't know if the whole "the future of democracy" is on the ballot is anything more than a CNN marketing tool, but it feels like there are some real stakes here.
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