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Chris Paul and Victor Oladipo
Sep 26, 2017 3:53 AM
PaulsonEvery year the thread draft gets derailed by some selfish jackass who refuses to send a list and then goes awol for days on end. We should just toughen up our autodraft policy and it will go a lot smoother, imo.

I will try and be on time. I've been better some years than others. I will send partial lists where necessary. But without a list, do not autodraft for me if you don't want an owner checking out and only setting his lineup when I'm against some poster where I'll take joy in putting in the effort.
Sep 26, 2017 3:07 AM
MeowWig, the night you FB messaged me (I don't use FB, get on another network, grandma) I was at a victorian mansion drinking free bourbon while two women sang about biscuits, showed us how to make biscuits, and fed us biscuits and southern food. Then I drank some more bourbon on the shores of lake michigan while a woman told me her decorator loathes her and her husband's matching massage chairs and some queen got weepy over "Jolene". It was awesome.

I don't want to get on another network. I don't even like FB. Twitter is a cesspool.
Sep 26, 2017 2:04 AM
So we can conclude Sprague is a life-long Raiders fan, no? Poor bastard
Sep 25, 2017 3:58 AM
Alright, I'll do it under your dumb fuck rules. All of you who gave me shit can eat Trump's ass.
Sep 25, 2017 3:18 AM
Esoteric AllusionI feel like the level of news coverage isn't capturing just how bad the situation is in Puerto Rico right now. It's a full-blown catastrophe. It's part of the United States, for goodness sake.

My friend and I talked about this yesterday. It would be dominating the news cycle if it was Florida.
Sep 24, 2017 9:34 PM
BTW, fuck everybody who is upset at the anthem protests. Fuck you and your whore mother.
Sep 24, 2017 9:17 PM
I watched the Steeler game at the social club with my dad for the third straight week. I also received texts from friends all game.

CONCLUSION: I hate Steeler fans.
Sep 24, 2017 9:12 PM
HurricaneKid
BigwigI want a 2nd round pick if I only elect to keep one player.

I feel like we have this conversation every year with you. I was forced to keep Raymond Felton, the #78 player, my second year in the RT-OT league. If you want to forego your second keeper please feel free, just expect no draft considerations for having done so.

Besides, I feel like you had a good team last year...

I finished 12th. I won the consolation tournament, which is nice, since I get the first pick in the 3rd round, but still. 12th.
Sep 23, 2017 1:30 PM
HoboJoe
HurricaneKid
BigwigI want a 2nd round pick if I only elect to keep one player.

I feel like we have this conversation every year with you. I was forced to keep Raymond Felton, the #78 player, my second year in the RT-OT league. If you want to forego your second keeper please feel free, just expect no draft considerations for having done so.

Besides, I feel like you had a good team last year...

We do have this conversation every year, and Wig always bitches and moans and threatens to quit the league

We've never had this conversation before, cunt #2. Just at the end of last season.

FTR, I've never played in a keeper league that DIDN'T do it the way I'm suggesting.

Also, whenever I threatened to quit the league due to something I didn't like, it was either explained satisfactorily or changed. The moment that doesn't happen, I will quit.
Sep 23, 2017 1:28 PM
HurricaneKid
BigwigI want a 2nd round pick if I only elect to keep one player.

I feel like we have this conversation every year with you. I was forced to keep Raymond Felton, the #78 player, my second year in the RT-OT league. If you want to forego your second keeper please feel free, just expect no draft considerations for having done so.

Besides, I feel like you had a good team last year...

This is the only time we've had it, cunt, because this is the only time where I only want to keep a single player.
Sep 23, 2017 1:25 PM
boozeWe've never had this kind of "only keep one guy and get the top pick" sort of thing in our league. I'm certainly keeping James Harden, but I'm torn over keeping DeMarcus Cousins in a likely reduced role alongside Davis all year or Gobert in potentially an increased role after the departure of Hayward. Should Bigwig, who I think made the playoffs or was close, be allowed to grab a perennial stud that I have to drop? Should I be allowed to keep 3 guys and forego my third-round pick because Gobert or Cousins will be better than anyone I'd get at that position? Just keep it at two damnit, I came into this league with Kevin Martin and fucking Emeka Okafor.

I finished in dead last.
Sep 23, 2017 1:24 PM
Janson Jinnistan
BigwigJust saw a clip where Jerry Jones was talking about playing at Arkansas, and he said that when he put on the Razorback helmet he "felt like Superman. It was like kyrptonite."

Lol.

Kryptonite is what Superman eats straight out of the can, right?

That's what Le Batard suggested.
Sep 22, 2017 5:37 AM
Just saw a clip where Jerry Jones was talking about playing at Arkansas, and he said that when he put on the Razorback helmet he "felt like Superman. It was like kyrptonite."

Lol.
Sep 22, 2017 5:26 AM
Meow
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Zuben
MeowCan I vent for a sec? I've seen a lot of guys on twitter insisting they're queer, not gay, and I don't get the distinction. I'd ask but I guess that would be unwelcome? Like I get the term as a general catch-all for non-straight people, but as a personal label, what's the actual difference? I'd inquire but I would get tarred and feathered. It seems like the label became vogue among white gays who wrestled with identity politics and lost.

The people I know who insist on being termed queer as opposed to gay do so because, while more or less being gay, they would have sex, or have had sex with the opposite sex. So they're like "I'm not gay or straight, I'm more nebulous." I'm not telling you that this is the answer; just what I've noticed.

But isn't that being bi?

Someone willing not to drag me explained it as sexual attraction not tethered to the idea of binary gender, which is kinda what I figured it was. My issue is that some guys (it's always a guy) use it to distance themselves from the bad parts of gay culture by putting themselves in another category. This is an intramural tiff I guess and not really important.

That makes sense but it sounds like a strange way of trying to embrace what you are without embracing who you are.

I mean people can identify however they want but this bit of parsing seems more self-serving than actually descriptive and when it's paired with arguments against the bad parts of the gay community (and there's a lot!) it can get tiresome.

Yeah, I don't want to prohibit people from self-identifying themselves, but all of it can get to the point of absurd when another term (that isn't pejorative) is being denied because of personal preference. It seems in those cases that it's the prejudice of the person who is identifying themselves, and not others. And that seems to counteract the whole point of allowing people to self-identify. It reminds me of my old political joke about how I'm the King of Mongolia. Because I fucking say so.
Sep 22, 2017 4:44 AM
Infinitus Corsair
Bigwig
Infinitus Corsair
NimChimpsky
Infinitus Corsair
NimChimpsky1. Capping representatives definitely warped the effects of the electoral college. A state like Wyoming essentially has 50 times the influence of its proportional place in the population.

2. I do still support the electoral college, at this point mainly for practical reasons that mirror the initial federalism considerations. It was designed to balance the influence of the states, which, at this point in time, essentially equals a proxy for party.

3. Eliminating the electoral college now would essentially enshrine a form of partisan gerrymandering at the federal level. It would be much, much less likely we'd have a Republican elected president in any given election cycle. I happen to think this is bad, whatever the evils of Trump. A successive chain of Democratic presidents would not only completely skew executive policy, it would skew how parties ran for the national office, and most importantly, it would completely transform the Supreme Court. All of these changes would move the entire federal government sharply to the left, in ways that would be very difficult to counteract. There are a lot of problems with our politics, but they are not ones that would be fixed by an increase in direct democracy, further favoring coastal metropolises, and disenfranchising middle America even further from the economic and political spheres alike.

1. No, the warping is far more limited than this and there's much more distortion from the inclusion of senators in the elector calculation than in capping the House. You'd have to raise the number of representatives substantially (and probably impractically) before the effect of the two senators is washed out.

And your calculation about Wyoming is far off. Wyoming has 0.18% of the US population. It controls 0.56% of the electoral college--that's about three times the influence it "ought" to have. The problem thus isn't that dramatic.

2. But it pretends that a state speaks with one mind--where is the sense in treating Clinton's win in a New York that decisively chose her the same as a relatively narrow win in Florida? In the EC, those very different results cancel each other out. Even for purposes of federalism, that's an insane approach to representative democracy. How do I know this? Because we don't make states vote as a bloc in Congress.

3. This is poppycock. It's literally the opposite of gerrymandering because there isn't any drawing of district lines anywhere. The fact that a majority of the country may consistently favor one party over the other is not an argument for creating an overly-complex anti-democratic system of voting, it's proof that this system is frustrating the will of the people. If a popular vote were electoral doom for the Republican party, they would have to change their policies in order to create a winning national coalition. It would force them to do this in good faith instead of through voter suppression tactics and actual electoral gerrymandering. The country would be drawn politically to the left either through Democratic governance or through moderated Republican governance because that is the will of the majority of the people. That is how democracy works.

We're not a democracy, and you're begging the question by stating "that's not how democracy works." Yeah, no shit. It's up to you to make a case for more democracy. I don't want it.


?A representative democracy has no moral authority for governance

I agree with this.
:)

There should be a roll-eyes emoji.

:)
Sep 22, 2017 4:39 AM
Meow
Meow
Zuben
MeowCan I vent for a sec? I've seen a lot of guys on twitter insisting they're queer, not gay, and I don't get the distinction. I'd ask but I guess that would be unwelcome? Like I get the term as a general catch-all for non-straight people, but as a personal label, what's the actual difference? I'd inquire but I would get tarred and feathered. It seems like the label became vogue among white gays who wrestled with identity politics and lost.

The people I know who insist on being termed queer as opposed to gay do so because, while more or less being gay, they would have sex, or have had sex with the opposite sex. So they're like "I'm not gay or straight, I'm more nebulous." I'm not telling you that this is the answer; just what I've noticed.

But isn't that being bi?

Someone willing not to drag me explained it as sexual attraction not tethered to the idea of binary gender, which is kinda what I figured it was. My issue is that some guys (it's always a guy) use it to distance themselves from the bad parts of gay culture by putting themselves in another category. This is an intramural tiff I guess and not really important.

That makes sense but it sounds like a strange way of trying to embrace what you are without embracing who you are.
Sep 22, 2017 4:35 AM
It's possible you both said it, and possible that I read both of your posts. It's also possible that you both eat warts for breakfast.
Sep 22, 2017 4:33 AM