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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Jussie Smollet
« on: Today at 08:46:05 AM »
Nothing super weird at all about contacting reporters directly, sd. Everybody does it.
Listen it's not that weird so everyone should just shut up about it -- at least not if someone says that KU's football attendance has averaged <20k over the last 5 years

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Shows that have you by the balls, or vag...
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:26:35 PM »
Tempty was so good this week.  This show fully has my balls. 

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Makol Mawein
« on: February 20, 2019, 02:21:52 PM »
#validated.  Thanks fan.  Thanks Brad Korn.

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I'm not sure running Amazon out on a rail had the support of her constituents:
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By borough, residents of the Bronx—a predominately Hispanic area—were most excited about the move, with 64 percent approval and 21 percent disapproval, for a net approval of +43 percent. It’s nearly as popular in Staten Island. Queens, whose population is almost half foreign-born, and which will actually absorb the physical Amazon office space, was also enthusiastic—even about the subsidies. Manhattan residents were most skeptical, with only 54 percent supporting the move and a net disapproval of the subsidies of minus 15 percent.
https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/12/what-nyc-think-amazon-hq2-jobs-long-island-city-queens/577453/

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: 201* Concert Thread
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:41:09 AM »
PUP coming to lowrents in may  :excited:

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Makol Mawein
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:25:49 AM »
Thought Mawein played one of his better games if you take out the missed dunks.
Shh....you'll interrupt the crap show.

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Forget the double double for a second, when was the last time Mak played 33 minutes? WITH ONE FOUL!
Are you asking when was the last time Mak played 33 minutes?  Or the last time he played 33 minutes with one foul?

He played 35 minutes against Texas a little over a week ago.  :dunno:

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Makol Mawein
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:46:59 PM »
hopefully they put it on netflix.  i'm waaaay behind

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Makol Mawein
« on: February 19, 2019, 12:48:57 PM »
who was the host in Season 2?  Matt Walters?

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Western Virginia
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:45:26 AM »
despite what i’m sure will make me a DUD, I don’t see any way that ksu wins tonight. 

huggins 61
ksu 51
wow pretty bad look right here.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Makol Mawein
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:23:37 PM »
Listen, shut up about the missed dunks, OK?  They happened.  It's FINE.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Jussie Smollet
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:55:11 PM »
I dm'd the guy that wrote that Les Miles story last week to ask where he got the attendance numbers he reported because they were astonishingly low and I wanted to know if he had access to the real numbers.

Turns out he made a mistake and updated the story.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: EMERGENCY!
« on: February 18, 2019, 03:11:03 PM »
Once again, resident LibDerp Nation and the resident Fake Moderate think that agreement with Trump on one set of issues, is an agreement with Trump on all issues.

Tremendous hyper partisanship on display as usual from these people.    You quite literally had years to make your voices heard on these exact same kind of issues, but chose to remain utterly complicit to your party and your guy in the White House.

SMDH, sad.
I do not like when the executive effectively legislates.  I didn't like it when Obama did it.  I don't like it now.  I disapprove of the practice, and I do not believe the ends justify the means on this issue.

Dax/KSU-W (I assume) did not approve when Obama did it.  Do they approve of it when Trump does it?  Honest question.

I already explained above that at least with respect to immigration there is a significant difference between the propriety of Obama and Trump’s actions.
You didn't really explain it.  The overreach here is the president unilaterally securing funding for this, despite Congress' unambiguous opposition to the funding.  Do you think the president should have the power to fund projects after congress refuses to fund them?

Once again, resident LibDerp Nation and the resident Fake Moderate think that agreement with Trump on one set of issues, is an agreement with Trump on all issues.

Tremendous hyper partisanship on display as usual from these people.    You quite literally had years to make your voices heard on these exact same kind of issues, but chose to remain utterly complicit to your party and your guy in the White House.

SMDH, sad.
I do not like when the executive effectively legislates.  I didn't like it when Obama did it.  I don't like it now.  I disapprove of the practice, and I do not believe the ends justify the means on this issue.

Dax/KSU-W (I assume) did not approve when Obama did it.  Do they approve of it when Trump does it?  Honest question.

I am on the fence if I agree with it on this particular issue.   I would disagree with it very much if it meant another new war or similar. 

They're apprehending (again, that's just the number caught) 60K a month at the Southern Border.   It's an emergency.   The only reason that LibDerp Nation doesn't think it is, is because of Trump, period.

In regards to immigration and maintaining of national sovereignty, that falls exclusively under the executive branch.
Do you think SCOTUS (or some other body) should provide a high level of scrutiny as to what constitutes an "emergency" or should the executive be left to its own devices when it legislates like this?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: EMERGENCY!
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:54:48 PM »
Once again, resident LibDerp Nation and the resident Fake Moderate think that agreement with Trump on one set of issues, is an agreement with Trump on all issues.

Tremendous hyper partisanship on display as usual from these people.    You quite literally had years to make your voices heard on these exact same kind of issues, but chose to remain utterly complicit to your party and your guy in the White House.

SMDH, sad.
I do not like when the executive effectively legislates.  I didn't like it when Obama did it.  I don't like it now.  I disapprove of the practice, and I do not believe the ends justify the means on this issue.

Dax/KSU-W (I assume) did not approve when Obama did it.  Do they approve of it when Trump does it?  Honest question.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Western Virginia
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:27:52 PM »
DUDclams

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: EMERGENCY!
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:25:26 PM »
Trump should declare another national emergency, requiring that he be given the title of "King," and govern by Divine Right indefinitely.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: EMERGENCY!
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:49:31 PM »
It's an interesting question of law. All judges profess to uphold the separation of powers, but in reality the jurisprudence is "squishy" (<-- super technical legal jargon). Sure, the purse strings belong to the Legislative branch, but the Executive branch has plenary authority over international affairs. Could they take that angle, and would it work? Lots of room for judges to rule however they want. Me personally, I think you have to take a pragmatic view and call this an unlawful usurpation of power by the Executive. Would be nice to get some good precedent in the books.

You’re getting into the source of the funding, which is an interesting and complicated legal issue. But more fundamentally, setting aside the cost of the wall, enforcing immigration law is not only appropriate for the executive - it is the executive’s responsibility. As for the funds, I think that Trump will probably prevail at the Supreme Court, but I wouldn’t say I’m nearly as confident as, say, the travel ban.
Right.  We're "getting into the source of the funding" in a thread criticizing the president's declaration of a national emergency in order to fund something. 

Welcome to the thread.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: EMERGENCY!
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:09:45 PM »
Hey Dlew . . . you guys facilitated a climate with your guy where he didn't ask Congress for multiple things and he just went ahead and did them.

Libya, Iran, Syria etc. etc.
Yes.  Dlew12, Obama apologist.  You've got me nailed on that one.

Enforcing laws - including all the existing immigration laws - is quintessentially a task for the executive branch. That’s Civics 101.

I honestly think we’ve gotten to a point where people have actually forgotten that it’s against the law to enter the United States without authorization. The border wall isn’t a new law (purview of the legislature) - it’s means of enforcing existing law. That’s the job of the executive.

Now, compare to what Obama did with DACA. He stretched the concept of “prosecutorial discretion” to a whole new level by exempting a broad classification of people from enforcement of existing immigration law. Changing laws is quintessentially a legislative function, not for the executive.
Sure, but allocating money for the wall (which is one, of many possible methods of "enforcing the law") isn't the responsibility of the executive.  You're getting pretty liberal with your job description of the president if you think he can unilaterally fund something like this - and, hey, maybe you want to expand executive power, but you have to understand that's what's happening here.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Western Virginia
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:27:56 AM »
Everybody just shut up about the injuries and loss.  It's FINE.

K-Studs: 71
West Vaginas:60

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Jussie Smollet
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:20:40 AM »
America loves a comeback story, his career is not over.

Considering the vast majority of Americans had no idea who this guy was before this incident, I don't see him ever shedding this scarlet letter. This is particularly disappointing because it simultaneously stokes racial animosity while making it harder for real victims to be believed. You really think he can survive this?

LOL.
Your first sentence is a real two America's perspective. To millions of Americans Smollet is just as recognizable as Will Arnett and Jason Sudekis (I literally had to look these dudes names up, recognize their faces, forgot their names).

Your second sentence should be put on a poster for white fragility. White people have been blaming black men for crimes they didn't commit literally every day since emancipation. We wanna take bets on how many of my people are locked up because some white person wanted to pin a crime on them that they didn't commit, how many lynched, executed by the government? When any of that happens do white people feel the need to blame them for stoking black distrust in the white power structure? GMAFB on "stoking racial animosity," anyone who uses this or any other false accusation didn't need this to fuel the animus. Black people are 12% of the population, it should be clear to all that we hold no keys in controlling what white people think about race relations.

I know you don't condone his actions, if indeed the allegations of a hoax are proven to be true. But thanks for reminding me we have an ugly history of prejudice in this country, and in too many cases unrelated to this instance, that pattern continues today. If you want to make this about that, then I'm outtie. If unrelated to this case, you want to point out other instances of black people being unfairly victimized by the justice system, then I'll gladly stand beside you and voice my strong disapproval. Have a great day.

What I want is for people to stop making this about anything but one dude and an elaborate lie. I don't want white people using these highly publicized hoaxes as a crutch for improved race relations.  The boy who cried wolf talking point is 100% unacceptable, I'll hear it from the dax's, ksuw's, and the 27's of this world, but well meaning liberals and moderates should be metaphorically smacked every time they do it.
That's fair. 

But if we shouldn't give this episode any significance broader than the individual actors in this case, would that have been the case if Smollet was actually attacked by MAGA guys? 

In other words, let's say that two guys did attack Smollet and shout "this is MAGA country" and the events unfolded like Smollet actually reported.  Would you give credence to a trump supporter who said "wait a second, these highly publicized instances of violence shouldn't be given any significance beyond the individuals involved.  They aren't evidence of my intentions, the intentions of the president, or the intentions of those that support the president."

I could go either way on it, but I think we should probably be consistent.  Either we attach broader significance to these actions, or we limit the significance to the actors involved.

I don't think it's ok to paint with a broad brush like that, but I think you can definitely point to the motivators or a lack thereof in each case. Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Trump and Fox News are absolutely tapping into something dark and evil. I don't see any liberals or democrats advocating for staging hate crimes.
OK, but even if what you're saying is true, why should this episode serve as evidence of some broader illness in one example, but not the other?  If it actually happened, the emphasis isn't limited to the individual actors, but rather, it's Fox, it's Trump, it's Alex, it's Rush, it's "The Right."  But if it's an elaborate hoax, it's Jussie Smollet.  Full stop. 

Is your explanation that you think The Right actually is stoking racial animosity and the left is not, and Jussie Smollet is some deviant outlier rather than the symptom of anything broader?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: EMERGENCY!
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:09:46 AM »
Neither of them believe anything they say on here. It’s just escapism from real life to flame everyone and construct arguments counter to everyone else.
I don't think kazdub is in support of the federal government seizing land.

I support eminent domain for legitimate public use. It’s in the Constitution. There’s a big damn difference between a genuine public use, such as building an interstate highway or a dam or a border wall, and simply taking land from one owner to sell to a developer for the “public benefit” of higher tax revenue, as the Kelo decision held. What a shitty, inexcusably awful Supreme Court decision. A 5-4 decision with the libs plus Kennedy.

I believe everything I’ve said here about immigration. When I’m making fun of the liberals, it should be evident. Illegal immigration is a problem for all sorts of reasons: lack of assimilation, crime, a drain on public resources (health, education, etc.), driving down wages, etc. Border walls work, especially when combined with other resources, which is why we already have hundreds of miles of border wall and other barriers and why border agents overwhelmingly support more.

I think declaring an emergency to reallocate money to build the wall is legally complicated and questionable. It will certainly be enjoined by 9th circuit district and appellate judges, but that means nothing. Not sure how the SC would rule if they even granted cert. it’s certainly not my preferred way to build a wall, but Trump is never going to get adequate funds from Congress, and the Pubs are just as much to blame for that as the Dems.

Immigration is one of several areas where Trump has failed miserably because he is neither smart enough nor politically engaged to keep the Pubs in line. I have a seperate post outlining Trump’s successes and failures, and how those relate to his strengths and weaknesses.

What else do I need to say? Continue blathering away if it makes you happy.

Yeah, blighting out an area so a developer can come bang out a project is not what ED is for.  I agree with most of what you said. 

I think legislating through National Emergency is a bad plan for a lot of reasons.

:cheers: I agree with you. I don’t like it either, but mainly because I don’t like that we’ve come to this point. If Trump we’re smarter and more politically engaged, if many Republicans weren’t so corrupt, if the Democrats weren’t so uniformly desicated to open borders - there’s a lot of blame to go around.
But congressional stalemates exist for a reason, right?  The rules aren't supposed to be "well if Congress can't agree, the tiebreaker goes to the president and he can do whatever he wants."  That's the whole point of separation of powers.  Whether we want to fund a border wall seems like a quintessentially legislative task. 

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Jussie Smollet
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:02:15 AM »
America loves a comeback story, his career is not over.

Considering the vast majority of Americans had no idea who this guy was before this incident, I don't see him ever shedding this scarlet letter. This is particularly disappointing because it simultaneously stokes racial animosity while making it harder for real victims to be believed. You really think he can survive this?

LOL.
Your first sentence is a real two America's perspective. To millions of Americans Smollet is just as recognizable as Will Arnett and Jason Sudekis (I literally had to look these dudes names up, recognize their faces, forgot their names).

Your second sentence should be put on a poster for white fragility. White people have been blaming black men for crimes they didn't commit literally every day since emancipation. We wanna take bets on how many of my people are locked up because some white person wanted to pin a crime on them that they didn't commit, how many lynched, executed by the government? When any of that happens do white people feel the need to blame them for stoking black distrust in the white power structure? GMAFB on "stoking racial animosity," anyone who uses this or any other false accusation didn't need this to fuel the animus. Black people are 12% of the population, it should be clear to all that we hold no keys in controlling what white people think about race relations.

I know you don't condone his actions, if indeed the allegations of a hoax are proven to be true. But thanks for reminding me we have an ugly history of prejudice in this country, and in too many cases unrelated to this instance, that pattern continues today. If you want to make this about that, then I'm outtie. If unrelated to this case, you want to point out other instances of black people being unfairly victimized by the justice system, then I'll gladly stand beside you and voice my strong disapproval. Have a great day.

What I want is for people to stop making this about anything but one dude and an elaborate lie. I don't want white people using these highly publicized hoaxes as a crutch for improved race relations.  The boy who cried wolf talking point is 100% unacceptable, I'll hear it from the dax's, ksuw's, and the 27's of this world, but well meaning liberals and moderates should be metaphorically smacked every time they do it.
That's fair. 

But if we shouldn't give this episode any significance broader than the individual actors in this case, would that have been the case if Smollet was actually attacked by MAGA guys? 

In other words, let's say that two guys did attack Smollet and shout "this is MAGA country" and the events unfolded like Smollet actually reported.  Would you give credence to a trump supporter who said "wait a second, these highly publicized instances of violence shouldn't be given any significance beyond the individuals involved.  They aren't evidence of my intentions, the intentions of the president, or the intentions of those that support the president."

I could go either way on it, but I think we should probably be consistent.  Either we attach broader significance to these actions, or we limit the significance to the actors involved.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kc restaurant suggestions
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:34:42 AM »
Went to Novel for V-day.  Pretty tasty stuff at that joint.  Humungo pork chop.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:55:54 AM »
I'm trying to think of stuff along the river that's east of the river market area.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Makol Mawein
« on: February 17, 2019, 10:17:05 AM »
He either quit today or he was really tired.
He looked gassed to me. 

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