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General politics thread (was: General U.S. politics thread)
(I tried to list some neighborhood names based on what I saw on Google Maps, since I am vaguely familiar with some parts of the area, but I missed Richmond Heights and I don't know what else I missed. My apologies.)
This article is an amusing and relatively short read.
It can also be summarized by the following statement:
"Donald Trump is an asshole shitposter. Not just in appearance -- he genuinely is one."
(So, yes. He is indeed being genuine. He genuinely is an asshole shitposter. And he's acting like an asshole shitposter.)
FL-SD40 - Dem gain (as Serocco mentioned above)
FL-HD116 - Repub hold
NH-HD Rockingham 4 - Dem gain
SC-HD31 - Dem hold
FL-Senate is now at D 16 R 24.
In 39 two-party-contested special elections this year, Dems have picked up 8 seats and lost 0 seats. (Dems lost 1 non-contested special election back in March, in Louisiana.) Full list of two-party-contested special election results here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C2MVeM2K7WgqmJw5RCQbWyTo2u73CX1pI8zw_G-7BJo/edit#gid=0 (note: does not include non-contested seats, or election contests between candidates of the same party)
TL;DR the Jones Act, formally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (yes it's that old), which puts stiff restrictions on the ships that are allowed to use public ports, is typically waived in the aftermath of severe natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year.
The Trump administration refused to grant a waiver for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Moore faces Doug Jones, a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, on December 12. (NOTE: It's not in November, no matter what Trump says: https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-congratulates-roy-moore-on-twitter-after-his-candidate-loses-win-in-dec/ )
not yet, but he did already shitpost everywhere, e.g. that quip of his bragging that he could shoot someone in the NYC in broad daylight and no one would care, as well as the infamous "grab her by the pussy" video, and many, many, many more
Lin-Manuel Miranda, last year, foresaw the apocalyptic disaster that has now unfolded, at around 19:52
It's hilarious that not even Donald Trump can come close to controlling the forces that got him elected.
Anyways I think it's been pointed out that this guy will win no matter what, so that's yet another thing to look forward to~
Oh, and by the way.
Does this sound like a name of a comic book hero to you too?
In short, it's tax cuts for the wealthy, and tax hikes for the poor. I'll let today's electoral-vote.com report explain the details:
Yes. Yes it does.
tldr Donald Trump throws paper towels at hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico
I've stopped trying to rate the offensiveness of Donald Trump's words.
It's like trying to decide which pile of poop in one's living room is the stinkiest. The problem isn't which one's the stinkiest. The problem is that there's poop in the living room in the first place.
That's Tennessee Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker. Buy some popcorn stocks, folks.
Meanwhile, there's suddenly a gigantic rift between the U.S. and Turkey over what is essentially the type of thing Elizabeth deals with in one episode of Madam Secretary.
You don't have a monopoly on crazy people.
TL;DR people working for notorious private military contractor Academi (f.k.a. Blackwater) are now being used to patrol Puerto Rico
Well, your folks are no slouches either. :P
This feels like a supervillain trick.
Meanwhile in Oregon, as reported by DKE user James Allen:
I mean overall; Is there an endgame, is this the beginning of some sort of end that's sort of in the middle of the endgame, or is it just smoke that's distracting us all whilst Trump quietly fires Janet Yellen?