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Marianne Williamson and Gen Z

OMFG -- my 22 YO son who just graduated with a chemical engineering degree and gets so much info from the internet was screaming at me that the only legitimate progressive running for President is Marianne Williamson....

He then screamed at me that the idea that she is an astroturf plant to weaken Biden paid for by billionaires is just a smear campaign from "establishment Democrats who are antiworker just like Hillary was."

Somewhere in the recesses of the internet, this chemical engineering major thinks that both Clintons were antiworker and that Hillary lost because she ignored flyover states (not sure he understands what a flyover state is even though we moved to Iowa when he was in JH) and not because of Russian disinformation suppressing and funneling Black votes on top of voter suppression in Rethug states.

This is scary that a smart kid can believe that Dems are antiworker.

Of course, trying to explain 'do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good' and you have to get legislation that will actually get through both the house and senate with the filibuster, Manchin, Sinema, etc ....

He hates Rethugs but thinks that Dems only protect the wealthy and not workers too.

Us open ...what a joke

Was not going to watch and support sports washing bone saw money, but the TV turned on to that channel.

Just watched one of the leaders miss the fairway into the "rough" on hole 1. Then second shot hit in "rough" and rolled into fairway. Third shot safely on green to putt for birdie.

The US open she uld have rough so thick that no one should get into it and get a chance at a birdie....much less roll out of rough into a fairway.

Won't watch another minute.

They will come up with some bullshit stays about how this was the best open ever with the mist players under par, furthest under par, etc. This looks as easy as some random tournament in the middle of summer.

Secret service and their oath and duty to stop crime

I looked up this

An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. This section does not affect other oaths required by law.

(Pub. L. 89554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 424.)

It seems like every secret service agent should have said and done something about all the espionage/treason that was going on. Clearly, some of them saw crimes and did nothing about it. THat sure seems like they should all be disciplined, probably fired, and many prosecuted.

We might have a lot less criminal behavior by senior politicians if they knew that civil servants would actually live up to their oath to protect from domestic enemies.

Can any of the legal eagles here explain how the secret service dudes who heard and saw the planning for Jabuary 6 or any of the document things in the indictment aren't being disciplined?

Anti trans law fall out...

Just got the call from my sister in law.

Our son is graduating from a college in Indiana next month. Aunt and her family likely can't attend his graduation because his trans cousin could be taken away. Parents arrested and charged with child abuse. Since she is a teacher, that would get her fired and her teaching license revoked.

The younger cousins have worshipped our son, the oldest grandkid, since they were little.

I know the cruelty is a feature not a bug.

We'll see how my father in law and mother in law who watch faux news nonstop respond to the news.

Of course we live in Iowa, so they can't come here either.

Will judge make him forfeit passports as flight risk?

The accused criminal has a jet capable of flying to a non extradition location.

Would othere defendants faced with over 30 counts be forced to pay bail and surrender passport in NY for real?

I ask because I know what Jack McCoy would do! Dun dun

Thanks for the hearts...

Woke up to check DU and do the wordle, quordle, and octordle to get the brain going and found I had hearts.

Thank you.

Like watching a stand up comedian humiliate a heckler SOTU

Watching Biden elicit boos from the MAGAts and make them then have to stand to protect social security was like watching a masterful standup comedian responding to a drunk heckler.

The Koch, Mercer, etc. had to be watching at home and thinking, holy shit, we knew they were stupid when we bought them. But we didn't know they were THAT STUPID!!!

They had one job. Just sit stoically for the speech and then let Faux news spin and lie. But they couldn't do it.

Because you can't fix stupid.

Bengals getting screwed hard by NFL..

Now that we know that Damar is ok. Can we talk about the screw job the league just gave the Bengals?

Had the Bengals won a HOME game that they scored first were winning and about to go up by two scores...(which all point to actually winning the game, unless of course you are the Raiders) , the Bengals would be the #2 seed right now. With tie breaker of head to head wins over both the Chiefs and Bills. Chiefs would be 13-3 ahead of the other two at 12-4. Bengals #2 based on head to head win.

So, you would think that any potential game between the Bills and Bengals in the playoffs would be a neutral site (assuming both win this weekend) or a coin flip...nope Bengals you will play on the road.

To add insult to injury. The league is assuming the Bengals lose so that they can try to give the Ravens a home playoff game.

Not sure what dirt the Bills and Ravens have on Goodell but this is BS.

Early voted in Iowa City today..steady long line

I hope that the long steady line of people at the early voting location is good news for the good guys and bad news for the fascists like Grassley, covid Kimmy. And milker-meeks who claims to be a doctor and voted against insulin, negotiate bdtug prices, and veterans.

I know Iowa City runs blue, so hopefully all those women in line behind were getting an early start on Roevember.

Judge good but Ruth was great

Judge's season is very good, but let's not get ahead of ourselves with recency bias.

Judge is looking at a OPS+ of around 210 which would be Ruth's ninth or tenth best season. (2.10 times the average MLB player)

This year judge may win the triple crown hitting .311 with 131 rbi and 135 runs. OPS of 1.111 with 175 strikeouts. With a juiced ball relative to the 1920s in smaller ballparks, Which helps with HR but hurts batting average.

Ruth's 1927, 60 hr season, which had an ops+ of 225 was his fifth best season. Ruth hit .356 and didn't win the batting title. 165 RBI wasn't enough that year to win the rbi title (some guy named Gehrig beat him, courtesy of 137 walks that year). 158 runs. OPS of 1.258. 89 strikeouts. FYI Ruth had 8 triples that year and one more double than judge has this year.
How many MVP could Ruth have won if you were allowed to win in back to back years?

Ruth's 1920&21 seasons were even more ridiculous with 255 & 239 as OPS+.

Judge is having a great season in this era of launch angles and ultimate outcomes of hr, strikeouts, and walks, but not the greatest season of all time.
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