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Melvin for Minority Leader 333

Count me among those who wants Melvin back. I’m far less attached to Nancy Pelosi, who if not to blame is certainly no help in the Dems desperate need to craft an affirmative winning message. Of course, the A’s ain’t been so good at that lately either.

Anyway, Bob’s next win will be #500 in an A’s uniform (needs eight for 1,000 overall). Not sure how one celebrates that milestone, but I’m hoping at the final out Bob runs onto the field and yanks third base from its moorings, then gets pied in the subsequent postgame interview.

Th: Blackburn v Gaviglio
Fri: Manaea v Paxton
Sat: Chris Smith v Moore
Sun: Gossett v Hernandez

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333 thoughts on “Melvin for Minority Leader

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2017 6:52 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2017 7:00 pm

    36!

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 6,2017 7:02 pm || Up

      I’ll show up on Saturday if they want.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2017 7:10 pm

    Melvin doesn’t have the players to win. And neither does Pelosi. The best she can do is play defense.

    Can she play one of the corner outfield spots?

    • ptbnl Jul 6,2017 7:18 pm || Up

      At least as well as KD.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 10,2017 10:22 am || Up

      Yeah, the Dems are really covering themselves in shame by… something.

      I mean, they appear to be killing health care reform (while signalling they’re happy to help tweak the exchanges), they’re outperforming their district disadvantages by double digits (in both rich and poor GOP counties), and they’re letting the GOP hang itself on non-legislative stuff. Seems pretty good to me.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 10:28 am || Up

        Seriously, man. And Nancy gets no damn credit for the way she holds her difficult caucus together in opposition with no defections. And the way she, you know, passed the damn ACA in the first place.

        The idea that she should be dumped because is a popular target in GOP ads is just silly. If it wasn’t her, it would be Elizabeth Warren. And if not her, some other outspoken women from some other city where Real Amuricans fear to tread.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 10,2017 11:01 am || Up
          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • colin colin Jul 10,2017 11:33 am || Up

            But exacerbated by the fact that 33 states have GOP governors

          • Soaker Soaker Jul 10,2017 12:26 pm || Up

            Nevada’s 2018 crisis doesn’t appear to have anything to do with state politics. It’s more that the insurance companies want changes to ACA and have decided to use the ~300K residents of the 14 rural NV counties, where they sold about 8K exchange policies in 2017, to make their point.

            The situation looks so bleak that the thought has crossed my mind to short-term rent a dumpy apartment in Reno for December-January in order to establish “residency” there. It would be cost-effective to buy an exchange policy as a Washoe County resident vs. buying an off-exchange policy as a Douglas County resident and just write off a couple months of apartment rent; I’m looking at at least a $500/month out-of-pocket premium increase if I have to go off-exchange.

            • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 10,2017 12:43 pm || Up

              Yeah, my view is that introducing a public option is the real cure for this (but I’d be interested in your observations about whether NV government actually advertised / tried to get that 300k into the exchanges). I also don’t know whether NV expanded medicaid, since getting that population (which is statistically sicker) off the exchanges makes policies more desirable for insurers.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
              • Soaker Soaker Jul 10,2017 2:03 pm || Up

                Letting the 8000 of us buy our way into Medicare for 2018 would be a logical Band-Aid as well as a longer-term solution, but fat chance of that happening under the current Congress and President.

                I have been satisfied with the public outreach, e.g. local television advertising and articles planted in local newspapers, though I suppose I’m much more conscious of the issue than many. Nevada still has its own state exchange, but since the Xerox software imploded in the first year of the exchanges we have used Healthcare.gov for all the enrollment processing so there’s not any direct communication with “Nevada Health Link”. Sandoval did also go along with the expanded Medicaid, so that isn’t the issue; it’s the exchange plan options that have zeroed out outside of Reno, Las Vegas and Nye County (Pahrump).

                • colin colin Jul 10,2017 3:03 pm || Up

                  What about the uncertainty over whether Cost Sharing Reductions will be funded? For the Ohio counties that don’t have any exchange plans for 2018, it seemed like the possibility of no CSR was the final straw for Anthem BCBS.

                • Soaker Soaker Jul 10,2017 3:18 pm || Up

                  Sure, the first reason the insurers are getting cold feet is that Congress and Trump swear up and down that Obamacare is dead, but they are totally paralyzed as to the next steps, and the uncertainty is making a real mess of planning for 2018 and beyond.

                  If Medicaid expansion survives into 2018, it’s possible that is where I will end up next year. Sandoval vetoed a bill last month that would have put Medicaid alongside private insurance as an exchange option, but the veto came before the insurers announced the pullout from the 14 counties. The private insurers have until mid-September to make final decisions about 2018 plans, but assuming the status quo I could imagine, as a desperation measure, Sandoval calling a special session to re-pass that as to the 300K residents of the 14 counties. I don’t exactly want Medicaid coverage but with a ludicrously expensive plan as the only alternative I’m not going to “avoid it at all cost”.

                • Soaker Soaker Jul 12,2017 11:09 am || Up

                  Preliminary NV Division of Insurance summary of rate filings for 2018 shows that I will have *one* off-exchange plan available to “choose” from, a catastrophic plan offered by Anthem which has a $7150 annual deductible. Anthem has requested an average rate increase of 58.5% for its off-exchange plans, so using that and my age, my approximate premium to purchase this plan will be $820/month, which is $655/month more than I’m paying this year net of the ACA subsidy.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2017 1:35 pm || Up

                  That’s crazy. Hopefully cooler heads prevail wherever they need to. For example, if this bipartisan HC patch idea happens that might change the decision to withdraw.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2017 5:10 pm || Up

                  The 8000 of us got bailed out today, as exchange plans will be available in the rural counties (not with Anthem). Details about rates and network yet to be determined, but chances are my monthly payment will be in the $200-$250 vicinity rather than the $820 I was staring at a month ago.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 15,2017 8:03 pm || Up

                  BUT THE ARROW N HER LOO POINTED RIGHT! IT POINTED RIGHT!

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 16,2017 9:25 am || Up

                  Great news!

                  I remember reaching the conclusion that Sandoval was doing right by this issue, so I’m glad he found a solution.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 10,2017 12:17 pm || Up

          And yet, as of a month ago some data suggest Trump would still win the election if it were held now.

          I don’t want to dump Pelosi because GOP idiots use her as a symbol. I may not want her out at all. But the Dems have no winning affirmative message nationwide, and haven’t for some time. “We’re not Trump” does nothing for voters, and the persisteny ineffectual attempts to build a positive message and themes need to be laid at someone’s feet. Or in 3.5 years we’ll re-elect the Cheeto, or worse, then wonder why America is so stupid.

          Pro-tip: If >50% don’t believe you have solutions, maybe the problem isn’t their stupidity.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 12:22 pm || Up

            I don’t really see her job as winning elections, certainly not presidential elections. I see it as getting legislation passed when in the majority, and keeping her members united against bad legislation when in the minority. She’s really, really good at those things.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 10,2017 12:38 pm || Up

              I agree with that. My indictment is of DNC leadership writ large. It is desperately important to get some real vision in place and broadcast outward. If they can do that while letting Nancy legislate, great.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 10,2017 12:50 pm || Up

                I don’t see why Pelosi is responsible for the DNC’s ills. Her job there is basically fundraising, which she does well.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • dmoas Jul 10,2017 1:23 pm || Up

              Is it really that she’s good at those things or that the Republicans are just REALLY bad at those things? Because I see it more the latter than the former (specifically towards getting legislation passed). The Dems have a major leadership issue. I wouldn’t pin that on her though, but on the party as a whole. They’re necessarily fractured because that’s just how/who they are. But that means the GOP can unite with a singular message and control the dialog through repetition. It’s embarrassing to hear the GOP talk and people act like it’s normal while the Dems shout into the wind.

              • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2017 1:36 pm || Up

                I mean, she passed everything possible when she was majority speaker. And has held the party together in opposition of the b.s. from the house ever since.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 10,2017 12:49 pm || Up

            Hillary just ran a paean to affirmative messages targeted at centrist / right-of-center voters (which all together, got less coverage than her emails). Hell, her national convention could have been for Ike. The special election campaigns have had positive messages, and they dramatically overperformed in heavily-red districts.

            I’m not sure what positive national message you want Pelosi (or any house leader) to be crafting, though. I much prefer my house leader to keep the weenie fringe of the party from supporting the affirmatively evil/stupid legislation being voted on these days. If offered a chance to give input, by all means do it. I’d love for Pelosi and Schumer to find space on health care reform, but that can only happen if the GOP is willing to consider productive (rather than destructive) reform. The latter should be, and is being, fought tooth-and-nail.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • AV AV Jul 10,2017 1:37 pm || Up

              i’ve been having a tough time pinning this thought into precision, but i don’t think hillary’s messages were targeted-at. more like, they assumed you already agreed with her or were soon to agree with her via osmosis with those who did because it was all so obvious she was right, and thus it was your job to help *her* reach her destiny as you followed along in a parade of support.

              even (or in a nutshell) “i’m with her.” that seemed odd at the time and it made a lot of sense, come november, how it didn’t work for a lot of people. meanwhile, trump bullshitted his way in with variations of “i’m with you” that he couldn’t possibly mean.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • dmoas Jul 10,2017 1:46 pm || Up

                I’d agree with that. But I’d also say that’s been the Dem’s messaging/style at large. It was less her failure at messaging and more how the established Democrats run things. They figure people are smart to “get it” and that the failures of their opponents’ failures are grossly self-evident as they really are. Which, to any thinking and rational person, it’s true. They get the educated and aware vote easily and handily. But it plays very easily into the GOP messaging towards those who aren’t paying attention and don’t want to put in the effort.

              • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2017 1:38 pm || Up

                I don’t know. There were pretty explicit “I share your values” messages to the Eisenhower republican types, and a LOT of “I’m with the troops” type appeals.

                I agree that “I’m with Her” is a hell of a lot worse than “Yes We Can”

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 12,2017 9:43 pm || Up

                  these are all margin issues.

                  if she could have been a white man asshole racist, she would have had a shot

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 1:54 pm || Up

            “We’re not Trump” won’t be enough in a presidential, but “We’re not Trump” plus “We’re not the people trying to repeal Medicaid” might be enough in a midterm. I see midterms, especially in the current climate, as being much more about what people are against than what they’re for.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2017 7:13 pm

    Braves at Nationals started about the same time as this game. 3 hour rain delay featuring no rain, apparently.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2017 7:48 pm || Up

      It’s a shame this game wasn’t similarly delayed. The headline could have been “Blackburn Slinging In the Dead of Night”

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2017 10:00 pm || Up

        Groan. Nice.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2017 7:19 pm

    “Belted by Lowrie! And that baby is… bounces off the wall.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2017 7:20 pm || Up

      Poor baby

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2017 7:23 pm || Up

        In truth it short-hopped the wall. Glen may not be watching the same game I am.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 7,2017 12:49 pm || Up
      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • dmoas Jul 7,2017 3:20 pm || Up

        My favorite was at Fenway: “Fly ball. Left field. Greenwell under it. Oh! It’s Gone!”

  6. andeux andeux Jul 6,2017 7:21 pm

    First pitch changeups down the middle to Alonso and Lowrie got what they deserved.

    TINSTAAFK
  7. ptbnl Jul 6,2017 7:28 pm

    Despite the runs, it feels like a missed opportunity (especially with Davis striking out on 3 pitches, 2 or which were balls).

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 7:37 pm

    nice to see a modern downtown ballpark mostly empty

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  9. andeux andeux Jul 6,2017 7:49 pm

    Glen thinks Valencia did “a pretty good job” at 3B last year. Was not watching the same games then either.

    TINSTAAFK
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 7:53 pm

    not a huge fan of mat helmets, but seattles are the worst

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  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2017 8:03 pm

    Don’t run on Brugman!

  12. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:04 pm

    lets not tell the mariners that the bases aren’t 87 feet

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  13. andeux andeux Jul 6,2017 8:06 pm

    Blackburn has allowed 2 singles and a double, and faced the minimum.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:32 pm || Up

      3 singles, double and a walk through 4. One over minimum

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:08 pm

    no, mike blowers, it doesn’t work that way

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  15. andeux andeux Jul 6,2017 8:10 pm

    Wait, what?
    (Also, shouldn’t the fan get ejected for reaching over to interfere with a live ball?)

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:26 pm || Up

      nice to finally win a challenge, though

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:12 pm

    again, as with the 2013 ALDS, the ruling should always go against the designer of the stadium

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  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:29 pm

    dammit! i really wanted to get cano

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:36 pm

    marcus and I are on the mend. I can pck up a coffee mug and he can play baseball

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:37 pm

    seattle field mic picked up alanso’s velcro noise

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  20. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:43 pm

    rght before the home run, zunino threw a ball about 104 ar gavino (?)’s knees

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  21. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:43 pm

    rght before the home run, zunino threw a ball about 104 ar gavino (?)’s knees

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 8:50 pm

    SHFTING NEVER WORKS!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. JediLeroy Jul 6,2017 9:14 pm

    Let’s go, Oakland.

    az di bobe volt gehat beytsim volt zi geven mayn zeyde
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 9:19 pm || Up

      i bought that book in 1994, can you still find an old guy at gilman holding up “the list?”

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  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2017 9:45 pm

    Nice job kid

  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2017 10:04 pm

    Columbe’s most unpardonable sin here is bringing Casilla in.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Jul 7,2017 8:17 am || Up

      Though if it means he’s unavailable for some future tight game it could be a blessing in disguise.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2017 10:09 pm

    Yay!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 10:09 pm

    dave sims is not a bright man

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2017 10:16 pm

    sigh vince

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Jul 7,2017 12:23 am || Up

      The franchise record for innings pitched in a single game without a strikeout is 13 by Fred Heimach in 1925.

      The Oakland record is 9 innings, claimed by 5 pitchers – though only Catfish Hunter in 1973 was a game the A’s won (though YTFK would that be relevant to this statistic?)

      The most recent with at least 7 innings was Bartolo Colon (with exactly 7) in 2013.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Jul 7,2017 3:24 pm || Up

      Now he’s added “since Tommy Milone 4/9/12”, which is incorrect, and been called on the irrelevance of the “if A’s win” clause and completely missed the point.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 7,2017 4:11 pm || Up

        also for the next 2 weeks we will hear “confidence to pitch to contact”

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  29. AV AV Jul 7,2017 9:54 am

    what’s the deal with multi-story constructions catching fire? like the one down the street from my office this morning. but also like the one on adeline/san pab which i believe has caught twice.

    arson for kicks? arson for protest? actual, factual higher risk of exposed materials catching?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 11:55 am || Up

      The San Pablo Ave fires were clearly arson. I have been assuming arson for protest, but since they haven’t happened on any other large projects underway around the area, I further assumed it was a localized protest against that specific site or builder.

      If this new one should also be arson I’d have to reassess. It’s certainly not a huge leap to imagine a small cell of black bloc-types deciding to up the tactics in opposition to, well, I guess to capitalism generally. What’s fascinating to me, though, is that old constructs of left and right are less useful on the question of housing development today, when the literally “conservative” position is not to build stuff, and the “liberal” one is to build denser and higher.

      Or it could just be a crazy person.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Jul 7,2017 5:26 pm || Up

        “what’s fascinating to me, though, is that old constructs of left and right are less useful on the question of” [fill in the blank]

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 5:46 pm || Up

          That’s true of course, but I find it particularly evident on housing issues, as the classic Slow/No Build liberal dogma crashes hard into the environmental imperative that people need to live within transit range of where they work. While putatively Pro-Build conservatives discover that their property values skyrocket most when supply is restricted. Accommodating the humans that want/need to live in cities is the challenge of our era, and the old paradigms are not sufficient to even talk meaningfully about solving it.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 11:59 am || Up

      Also, I imagine it’s hella smokey at our favorite nearby brewer’s shop. Also at Drake’s.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Jul 7,2017 1:04 pm || Up

        No smoke for us, just the FKing choppers hovering overhead from 7am onward.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • AV AV Jul 7,2017 4:30 pm || Up

        the morning was still, and the smoke went straight up for a good distance.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 12:41 pm

    Hot take: the new USA soccer uniforms are their best of all time.

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 7,2017 1:20 pm || Up

      FALSE.

      1. Centennials
      2. Waldo stripes
      3. Denim 1994 World Cup

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 1:23 pm || Up

        The centennials were indeed beautiful and I was for keeping them forever. But these manage to be beautiful and distinctively American.

        • MikeV MikeV Jul 7,2017 2:31 pm || Up

          They need to go back to the Centennial crest at an absolute minimum. That was FKing fantastic.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 7,2017 1:42 pm || Up

      i approve of those

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Jul 7,2017 4:31 pm || Up

        yeah, it looks better on them than on barcelona.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 7,2017 4:56 pm || Up

          salty

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 5:33 pm || Up

          When I’m in Barcelona next week I’ll tell them “AV said vertical stripes are for loosers.” I’ll also opt not to wear anything emblazoned with USA.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • sslinger Jul 7,2017 7:15 pm || Up

            In Barcelona, you must get a cocktail at Dr. Stravinsky, a very new bar we discovered last week. And if you can, get the eggs with baby squid at Quim in the market.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 7:26 pm || Up

              Great tips, thanks!

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • AV AV Jul 8,2017 1:57 am || Up

            verticals are fine! practically guarantees second place.

            horizontal was the aberration a couple years ago for barcelona after a century vertical.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 12:45 pm
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 3:22 pm
    • AV AV Jul 7,2017 4:43 pm || Up

      someone explain it to me.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 4:46 pm || Up

        Me first. It’s insane.

        • MikeV MikeV Jul 8,2017 12:12 am || Up

          Legitimately can’t process that. WTF?

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

    • sslinger Jul 8,2017 11:45 am || Up

      Crazy but fun. Do you know if this has been going on for a while, with new installments?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 11:48 am || Up

        No, he just posted the first one a couple of days ago. But he’s done other bizarre stuff along similar lines before.

        He also has a charmingly odd twitter feed, where he posts “Welcome to College Football Saturday” every Saturday morning year-round, makes florid descriptions of what “Dabo Swinney and the boys” are up to in “The Swamp” in some game happening only in his imagination, and just generally ridiculous things that make me chuckle.

  33. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 7,2017 4:26 pm

    what was that all about?

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  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 6:06 pm

    Bahamas!

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 6:39 pm || Up

      Michael Ynoa appears to have scared them off pitchers.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 7,2017 7:11 pm

    someone has to alert bed about tonights game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 7:28 pm

    On some Mariners blog somewhere I imagine there’s much dismay about all the GIDPs.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. lenscrafters Jul 7,2017 8:14 pm

    Rajai, you’re a joke dude.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 8:16 pm || Up

      Savvy veteran leadership

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2017 8:17 pm || Up

      That was just awful.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 9:13 pm

    No errors, and yet Manaea got pretty screwed by the defense.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 7,2017 9:38 pm || Up

      i don’t know what you are talking about, but the first run doesn’t score wth a real left felder

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 9:40 pm || Up

        That one, the booted double play ball where Lowrie was lucky to get one out, and Rajai’s brain fart.

  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2017 9:18 pm

    Come on, Glen!

  40. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 11:42 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 12:12 pm || Up

      Bummer for Lavarnway. I hope the brief MLB paycheck makes up for the non-roster paycheck he’ll get when he ends up accepting an assignment back in Nashville.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 1:00 pm || Up

        he will end up on another roster at some point this year

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 1:17 pm || Up

          According to the official Sounds site, Nashville only has one catcher right now (Beau Taylor). Midland has two, but Sean Murphy only just got the promotion from Stockton. The A’s need to find someone ASAP to fill out the numbers if Lavarnway bolts.

          • andeux andeux Jul 10,2017 9:48 am || Up

            Matt McBride is listed as an OF now, but is also a backup catcher (19 games there for Nashville this year, 46 last year plus 16 in Oakland).

            TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 8:10 pm || Up

        MLB minimum is $535K, so that’s like $22K for a week I think. So something, but not “take the summer off” money.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. ptbnl Jul 8,2017 6:34 pm

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 7:15 pm || Up

      I keep watching this, thinking that the next time I will see how it is physically possible for the ball to do that. Hasn’t happened yet.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 8:12 pm || Up

        I am suspicious that may not have been a legally thrown pitch.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 7:25 pm

    Good start old man

  43. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 7:33 pm

    i wont sour on chapman until 2019

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:07 pm || Up

      Dude can field his position. That makes him exemplary by current standards.

  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 7:35 pm

    Why the Angels don’t switch back to something like this look permanently is beyond me. The Rangers….not so much.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 7:42 pm || Up

      As always, cheaping out on the batting helmets ruins the whole throwback thing.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 8:13 pm || Up

      The Angels switched to mostly red and the Rangers to mostly blue around the same time, dunno if it was by mutual agreement.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 7:54 pm

    FKwiz…the players for each of these years.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:03 pm || Up

      I suppose 86 is the only really tough one.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 8:23 pm || Up

        I smell a rat.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 8:29 pm || Up

        14 has several candidates

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:33 pm || Up

          True, now that you mention it, but it was the two I was thinking of.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:39 pm || Up

          Actually, 90 sort of has three candidates as well.

  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 7:56 pm

    Nice route, Rajai

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 7:59 pm || Up

      “not enven raja’s speed can catch up to that one”

      yeah, vince, its not that every fielding metric and our eyes don’t tell us rajai is terrible out there

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 7:57 pm

    Maxwell to Smith during that mound visit must have been “You’re doing fine. Our defense is just like this.”

    • ptbnl Jul 8,2017 8:40 pm || Up

      It’s not you, it’s us.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:17 pm

    The defense. It’s contagious.

  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:25 pm

    A semien!

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 8:29 pm || Up

      I remember those!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:35 pm

    This is going to end up being a two Smith game, isn’t it.

  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 8:42 pm

    Hey Soaker, at hippie camp today I met the father of legal weed in Nevada. He was a Mitt Romney operative, of all things, until a meeting with the Secret Service convinced him prohibition was stupid.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Jul 8,2017 9:21 pm || Up

      Hippie camp = Winnarainbow?

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 9:30 pm || Up

        Indeed. Wavy even told stories about Neal Cassady and Woodstock.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 9,2017 9:01 am || Up

      For now, Douglas County is “dry” as to pot dispensaries. The law has an opt-out by county (same as with legal prostitution) and our right-wing county commissioners don’t want the hippie money at this time. Once they see the first tax revenue figures from elsewhere I expect there will be pressure to grab that money to fix the crumbling roads. But, the logical green cross shop between Harrah’s and Montbleu doesn’t exist just yet.

      I’ve been away from the lake as part of my annual “Flee from Fourth of July” policy, but after about 12 hours of driving which is just about to commence, will be home tonight. A nice 5-hour game today for my satellite radio would be great; however, most of the players probably have 5:30 or 6 p.m. flights home from Seattle.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 9,2017 7:16 pm || Up

        …and only three games all season have been played more quickly than today’s. It suggests that speeding up the games might better be accomplished with the proper incentives rather than dumb rules.

  52. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 8:42 pm

    vince ends up slobberng on cano even though its nothis inning

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 8:42 pm

    vince ends up slobberng on cano even though its not his inning

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. ptbnl Jul 8,2017 8:43 pm

    We need a DrK-ish term for those posts that end up in the wrong place because they repeat the placement of your last post, regardless of where you intended them to go.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Jul 8,2017 8:45 pm || Up

      This was originally in reply to FSU’s shout out to Soaker, which originally followed his “I remember those” post in reply to GM.

      I’m guessing you deleted the original and re-posted having done whatever your particular flavor of cache-purging magic is, FSU?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 8:49 pm || Up

        Yes, I figured I’d move it since who knows when Soaker might next come by. I copied the text, then hit the “trash” button for the original comment (which produced and error message but still worked), then pasted as a fresh non-reply comment at the bottom.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 10,2017 10:32 am || Up

      Dr. FK?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • dmoas Jul 10,2017 10:53 am || Up

      FreePostUpgrade? Or FPU?

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:48 pm

    Gamel making Rajai look good.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 8:59 pm

    I hereby declare Chris Smith the Good Smith.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 9:16 pm || Up

      I’m surprised to learn that only three Chris Smiths have played in the bigs. And two are active now.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  57. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 9:06 pm

    nice work old man

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 9:11 pm

    ryan! i need you to pitch well. i need you to be traded

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 9:18 pm

    is that an infield hit?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2017 9:31 pm

    I’m going to be sad if/when they trade Doo.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 9:45 pm || Up

      He’s been a great Athletic, really made this team more fun to root for.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Jul 8,2017 11:13 pm || Up

        Loved seeing that his charity of choice for some A’s promotion was Swords to Plowshares.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • MikeV MikeV Jul 8,2017 9:53 pm || Up

      Then, of course, he’ll magically remain healthy for the rest of his career.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2017 12:35 pm || Up

      Confirmed. I’m sad.

  61. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 9:49 pm

    Rajai totally geared up to fall down at the worst moment.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  62. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 9:53 pm

    crap, one is not enough

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  63. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2017 10:04 pm

    sigh

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 8,2017 10:07 pm

    Nice win boys!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 1:38 pm

    Chapman’s arm is something else.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 9,2017 1:39 pm || Up

      Threw a bullet from foul ground and made it look easy.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 1:41 pm || Up

        And then made a smart business decision letting up on the foul ball near the stands.

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 1:43 pm

    SIT THE FK DOWN, DANNY

  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 1:47 pm

    I hear the name “Mitch Haniger” and I picture “Miss Hannigan” from Annie. Every time.

  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 1:54 pm

    I suppose at some point I will just get used to the New Era flags on the side of the caps. But I doubt I will ever stop finding them tacky as shit for MLB ballplayers.

  69. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 9,2017 2:02 pm

    Not sure if those are floating sideburns or scraggly beard islands or what on Gossett’s cheeks, but yikes.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  70. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 2:04 pm

    KD Throw of the Day ™

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 2:06 pm || Up

      The Mariners are winning now because Dyson knew that our leftfielder can’t throw the ball to third base.

  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 2:14 pm

    It’s kind of fun to watch Felix figure out how to be a soft tosser in real time.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 9,2017 2:58 pm || Up

      More fun than trying to hit old Felix, that’s for sure.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 9,2017 2:59 pm || Up

        The result is about the same though.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 9,2017 3:47 pm || Up

      the mariners really blew it on his window

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 2:24 pm

    Maybe consider walking Cruz there instead of throwing him a fat hanging curveball. Just a thought.

  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 2:49 pm

    Don’t run on Maxwell!

  74. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 3:24 pm

    Axford is very consistent.

  75. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 3:52 pm

    Y’all didn’t miss much.

  76. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 9,2017 3:58 pm

    no baseball for a week. I hate the all star break

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 9,2017 5:37 pm

    A Jamaican guy named Romario just scored in the Gold Cup. Born in the summer of 1994, of course.

    I love stuff like that.

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 9,2017 5:58 pm || Up

      Mattocks just blasted one. Jeeze.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

  78. MikeV MikeV Jul 9,2017 8:17 pm

    I know this is a total longshot, but if any FKers have a cheap dependable vehicle that can be spared, a near and dear friend is having some serious life issues and needs something to get to work and transport her kids around.

    Spent today driving her to Kaiser for other issues and trying to find a dealer that woud take 0 down on something cheap with no luck.

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 9,2017 10:10 pm || Up

      Wish I could help, my non-op’d shot clutch sat-for-five-years pickup probably doesn’t qualify.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 9,2017 11:06 pm || Up

        (sings obnoxious song and in irritating high pitched voice says) If it’s been five years, it’s probably about time to call 1-877-something and get the paperwork for a maximum tax deduction.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 10,2017 4:04 pm || Up

          It’s not costing me anything to sit in my driveway. I harbor fantasies about reviving it, even have a clutch kit and carb rebuild kit on hand already. I don’t really need another running car, though. Mostly it still has more sentimental value to me (1st new car, epic roadtrips, >200K miles all mine) than the paltry tax gain I’d get via donation.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Jul 10,2017 4:56 pm || Up

            If you have been able to pull off the “sit in my driveway (for five years)” part of that without any political problems (spouse, neighbors), that’s quite an accomplishment in itself.

      • MikeV MikeV Jul 9,2017 11:28 pm || Up

        Sounds like a perfect 2nd vehicle I wish I had room for!

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

  79. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 9,2017 10:12 pm

    Not sure I agree with US’s play with the lead strategy of letting Panama shoot at will from point blank range.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  80. ptbnl Jul 10,2017 10:13 am

    Happy wife’s birthday to you too, FSU.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 10,2017 10:57 pm || Up

      Happy wife’s birthday to you as well! I had a shot from the mrs ptbnl shotglass just moments ago!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  81. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 11:03 am

    Nadal in an epic five setter right now on ESPN2. Just fought off two match points.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 11:25 am || Up

      Now 7-7 in the fifth. No fifth-set tie breakers at Wimbledon. I don’t know how Nadal is still in this match.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 12:02 pm || Up

          10-10!! This may be the best match I’ve ever seen.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 12:09 pm || Up

            Nadal serving to stay in the match, bothered by reflection off of a panel in the upper deck, chair umpire asks fans in the back to stand up to block the reflection. This is so good.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 12:41 pm || Up

              Nadal goes out 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 13-15 against what must be the greatest athlete in the history of Luxembourg.

  82. Soaker Soaker Jul 10,2017 1:30 pm

    I have been using a free Photobucket account for photo uploading and image embedding on sites such as this one for the last 10 years.

    I come off a short vacation/offline period and it turns out that they have changed their TOS to prohibit image embedding from the free account. From the new TOS, last revised July 5, 2017:

    The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If you are interested in image linking and/or 3rd party image hosting, you will need to subscribe to one of our Plus Accounts described below. Free account Members can upgrade to a Plus account at any time.

    So let’s see what my options are to convert to a “Plus” account, to continue to allow my photos to be embedded:

    Available Plus Account Plans: Photobucket offers the following Plus Account Plans:

    o Plus 50 Plan: 52 GB of Storage for $59.99 / Year. The Plus 50 Plan does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting.

    o Plus 100 Plan: 102 GB of Storage for $99.99 / Year. The Plus 100 Plan allows for unlimited image linking but does not allow 3rd party image hosting.

    o Plus 500 Plan: 502 GB of Storage and unlimited bandwidth for $399.99 / Year. The Plus 500 Plan allows for unlimited image linking and unlimited 3rd party image hosting.

    So I could pay $99.99/year to post links to photos but not actually embed them, or $399.99/year to embed them. Ummm, no.

    I’ll probably go through the free account, save some stuff and then delete the account entirely. Meanwhile, they have replaced my images with a lovely extortion demand, for example this comment (but this applies to numerous threads all over the site). I am infuriated that my picture posts have been destroyed in this way, and I’m sorry for the resulting visual carnage in the threads.

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 10,2017 2:42 pm || Up

      imgur.com is free

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 10,2017 3:31 pm || Up

        “No longer posting pictures on web sites” is also free, and it’s a policy I have been moving toward for a couple years anyway. I might take some of the Photobucket pics I’ve posted in certain threads on a couple other websites and move them to imgur; yuck that sounds like a pain in the ass though. I fired Yahoo after the latest of their security breach issues so Flickr isn’t an option, and anyway you can see Flickr/Yahoo/Verizon/whoever pulling the same thing Photobucket has done.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 10,2017 6:45 pm || Up

          As to FK, I’m going to delete all the images I uploaded to the Photobucket account and embedded here. If you loved looking at my 2011 spring training pics, you had 6+ years to do it, but they will gone forever as soon as I get around to it. I have never been one to keep photo albums anyway, and aside from spring training and some Tahoe snow and celebrity golf pics, as I look through those folders most of what I had uploaded there is total junk anyway, not original, copied from someplace else and posted here as part of some forgettable snarky comment, so none of that is worth a further thought.

  83. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 4:16 pm

    And now he’s got the fifth!

    • andeux andeux Jul 10,2017 4:22 pm || Up

      Nah, mafia guys know when to shut up.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 10,2017 4:44 pm || Up

        Really, besides everything else, the genuine Russian mobsters involved here must just shake their heads at the utter incompetence of their new American friends. Whatever the Russian word for Omerta is, they ain’t got it.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • dmoas Jul 10,2017 4:56 pm || Up

          Something better come of all of this because Stupid should not continually be rewarded the way it’s been for this family for so fucking long without serious repercussions.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 6:20 pm || Up
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 6:29 pm || Up

          He gets this email saying go to this meeting to get info about Clinton the Russian government is collecting to aid your dad’s campaign, and not only does he go to the meeting, he brings Kushner and the campaign manager with him. Amazing.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 10,2017 7:47 pm || Up

            needed witnesses to tell father what a good by he is!

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  84. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2017 5:30 pm

    Random Podcast Rec’s!

    Ear Hustle – Really promising new show about life in prison by a couple of San Quentin inmates and a local artist

    Doughboys – Two LA comedians (one of whom plays the loser boyfriend of the Australian roommate on “Love”) discuss and review fast food restaurants. Something about the chemistry between the two makes me chortle on the Muni pretty regularly.

    First Mondays – Nerdy but not over-serious podcast about the Supreme Court by a couple of former Kennedy and Scalia clerks

    • AV AV Jul 11,2017 10:30 am || Up

      thanks. i’ll figure a way to cram some of that into my overflowing playlist somehow.

      invisibilia is going off this season. if S2 was a disappointment and you deleted, go back.

      30 for 30 started nicely.

      mogul. it’s like someone was watching the getdown and went, that’s cute but people should find out how it really happened.

      only a game is that sports podcast i was hoping for but now don’t have the time for.

      the canon got way better (on average) by shedding that guy. on average because now it’s a different guest who does the contrasting opinion and some aren’t really that great, though still it’s an improvement.

      the grift, about conmen and their cons.

      not related (totally related), what trump can teach us about con law is roman mars’ side project on the US constitution.

      every little thing, deep dives into the trivial.

      revisionist history is back and hitting hard.

      the long game just started and seems like it’s gonna be great. about institutions and how they work.

      i was there too. fun interviews with extras / supporting cast in famous movies — half insider trivia, half artistic process stuff.

      HOWEVER, if you listen to nothing else this week that makes you pull over on the street because you’re about to fall off your bike from laughing, the segment from 10:30 to 12:00 on the 7/10 pod save america.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 11,2017 3:18 pm || Up

        Thank you for all of these.

        So the Dr said “your EKG wasnt exactly…normal”. This was the push Aces needed to actually get up and move his fat ass around a bit more. And that is finally a way to get me to listen to podcasts. Hopefully they are just engaging enough that I can listen but not so much that i have to hear every word and rewind (thats why I stopped years ago)

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • dmoas Jul 11,2017 4:30 pm || Up

          wasn’t exactly normal… WTF does that even mean?!

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 12,2017 8:49 am || Up

            It means go get a follow up at a cardiologist, but yeah that was my basic reply.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • AV AV Jul 11,2017 10:18 pm || Up

          challenge accepted:

          astonishing legends (i kinda think you’ll like this one, aces. paranormal stuff by two down to earth guys.)

          50 things that made the modern economy
          99% invisible (always)
          awful grace (kinda dark but very satisfying)
          crimetown
          freakonomics radio
          hardcore history (i don’t buy the pay epps, but his WW1 was excellent)
          hidden brain
          here we are
          homecoming (fictional story)
          our fake history
          post mortem with mick harris (but only if you like horror movies)
          reply all (perennial favorite of mine)
          stuff you should know (perennial favorite of eveyone’s)
          stuff to blow your mind
          the next picture show (an old movie compared to a new movie)
          unexplained (ghost lore and such)
          you must remember this (if you like classic hollywood, otherwise it’s best forgodden.

          if you like true crime:
          accused (1 case)
          in the dark (1 case)
          generation why (different case each week)
          stranglers (boston strangler)
          inside psycho (inspiration of + the movie)
          sword and scale (okay, admittedly creepy)

          and, it takes a special temperament to like them as much as i do:
          benjamen walker’s theory of everything (best podcast ever)
          the brett easton ellis podcast (lots of hollywood director interviews, but goes sideways and he loves bragging about his millenial boyfriend while calling out snowflakes)

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 27,2017 10:14 pm || Up

            Ive actually now bookmarked this and will be starting one of them probably this week.

            Also, “good” news…the cardiologist says everything is normal-Im just fat!

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  85. sslinger Jul 10,2017 7:21 pm

    I know the HR derby is ridiculous, but holy cats Judge is a freak.

  86. sslinger Jul 10,2017 7:30 pm

    And then Rickey leads off the celeb softball game with a homer. No need to see any more.

  87. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 9:47 am

    The email thread DJTJ tweeted to the world this morning seems so incriminating for not just him but also his brother-in-law and pops that I can barely process it. My head is spinning.

    • colin colin Jul 11,2017 10:34 am || Up

      The level of stupidity is outstanding

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 10:57 am || Up

        Taking the meeting was stupid. Taking Paulie and Jared was stupid. Forwarding the email around was stupid. Telling transparent lies about it being a meeting about adoption and then a meeting about Clinton dirt but not knowing it would be Russian govt connected was stupid. Going on Hannity tonight will probably be stupid.

        Tweeting the email is probably the least stupid part of all of this, considering that the Times already had it.

        • dmoas Jul 11,2017 12:35 pm || Up

          At least if the Times had printed it he could claim they were FAKE NEWS. But by tweeting them himself, he’s taken that option away. I know he had lawyers, does he not bother listening to them at all?

    • AV AV Jul 11,2017 10:38 am || Up

      it’s great. but i’m still upset that my coinage “reply train” hasn’t taken hold.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2017 11:06 am || Up

      even if the NYT is going to release them, just say nothing, “talk to my lawyer.”

      its not hard

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 11:10 am || Up

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 11:37 am || Up

      LOL

      • dmoas Jul 11,2017 12:37 pm || Up

        Uh huh. He really doesn’t know what words mean. Like, any of them. Does he.

    • dmoas Jul 11,2017 12:38 pm || Up

      There’s no way he, at the very least, isn’t charged, right? Even with the current political situation and all?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 12:47 pm || Up

        I don’t know enough about criminal law to say whether what’s public is enough to make out the elements of violation of any criminal statute. But he’s certainly going to have to turn over the rest of his documents, sit down with Mueller’s team and/or the FBI, and probably testify before the Senate.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2017 1:28 pm || Up

          I don’t know what federal statutes may be implicated, its all election law which is very specialized.

          If you recall, when Gore got anonymous oppo on Bush, he turned it over to the FBI.

          I don’t even know if “colluding” is anything. But it certainly looks like there are issues here

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 1:32 pm || Up

            There’s the election law angle (foreign donations I guess), there’s the hacking angle (conspiracy to violate CFAA or state equivalents), and there’s straight up public corruption since the lifting of sanctions was being discussed at the same meeting where election help was being offered. That’s just off the top of my head.

            • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2017 1:42 pm || Up

              And, for Kushner, the flat-out lie on his security clearance docs.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  88. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 12:44 pm

    This defense always works.

    • AV AV Jul 11,2017 1:17 pm || Up

      ha! see? calling it an email chain makes it sound connective, necessary even.

      reply train though? that’s like fart waiting for a breeze to clear it out, aka, don’t expect me to go sniffing that shit ’cause i just ain’t gonna.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  89. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 12:49 pm

    Thanks Julian

    • dmoas Jul 11,2017 12:57 pm || Up

      I’m sure his “Why” was “So that we don’t have to hack into your account and take them. We could do it, but it’s a lot of work and I’d prefer it if you just saved me some time.”

  90. sslinger Jul 11,2017 2:16 pm

    Soaker alert – a friend is playing Live at Lakeview this Thursday. His band, the Brothers Prince, is pretty fun.

  91. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 6:48 pm

    Hmmmmm

    Mr. Kasowitz and his colleagues have complained that Mr. Kushner has been whispering in the president’s ear about the Russia investigations and stories while keeping the lawyers out of the loop, according to another person familiar with the legal team. The president’s lawyers view Mr. Kushner as an obstacle and freelancer more concerned about protecting himself than his father-in-law, the person said….

    The emails were discovered in recent weeks by Mr. Kushner’s legal team as it reviewed documents, and they amended his clearance forms to disclose it, according to people briefed on the developments, who like others declined to be identified because of the sensitive political and legal issues involved.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2017 7:29 pm || Up

      i am so tired, I con’t keep up with all the shit, plus the wretched poolicy

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  92. AV AV Jul 11,2017 6:52 pm

    speaking of quantum entanglements… TELE-FUCKING-PORTATION.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • ptbnl Jul 11,2017 10:13 pm || Up

      So FKing sloppy … the first thing the speaker says is that it ISN’T teleportation, but that’s the headline.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • AV AV Jul 11,2017 10:34 pm || Up

        PHOTON-FUCKING-TORPEDO!

        i mean, star trek is a thing, right?

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 7:11 pm

    I love the Gold Cup, but it is totally cockamamie. French Guiana is not a FIFA nation (being a département of La France), but they and other such island territories are allowed to compete in this competition.

    That’s all fine, but they have decided tonight to play Florent Malouda, who is from French Guiana but is also ineligible because he has played 80 matches for France. So they are going to play this game against Honduras knowing that it will be an automatic forfeit, because they apparently do not care in the slightest.

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 11,2017 8:11 pm || Up

      It’s really odd.

      Apparently the Gold Cup isn’t actually a FIFA tournament, however CONCACAF decided to follow FIFA eligibility requirements.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

  94. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 11,2017 7:33 pm

    Unfortunate for Yonder that Nelson Cruz and his plate photo op stole the airtime after his hit.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  95. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 7:49 pm

  96. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 11,2017 7:56 pm

    Yonder with the hit and the steal!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  97. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 11,2017 7:58 pm

    What is Vince mad at? Linked tweet has been deleted.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Jul 11,2017 8:12 pm || Up

      Someone saying the guy who sang GBA didn’t do a good job of it

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2017 8:37 pm || Up

      All I know is when Vince hits you with a “bro” and starts talking about Patton, it’s time to get your hands up.

      • ptbnl Jul 11,2017 10:15 pm || Up

        Up and over your ears.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2017 10:17 pm || Up

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • ptbnl Jul 11,2017 10:28 pm || Up

            And see who has joined the twitter-thread there!

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  98. Soaker Soaker Jul 12,2017 3:33 pm

    Oh good, a plan for après golf on Saturday!

  99. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 12,2017 3:50 pm

    Andy Murray is cool.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2017 4:34 pm || Up

      The confusion only adds to it.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 9:22 am || Up

        sigh

  100. Soaker Soaker Jul 12,2017 6:48 pm

    Having no dog in the hunt as a non-smoker, I’m laughing at the screw-up regarding alcohol distributors’ monopoly on marijuana distribution, the history of which is explained with relative brevity here. The problem goes away on 1/1/2019 absent a court ruling but that’s 18 months too late for a lot of people.

  101. andeux andeux Jul 13,2017 9:53 am

    White Sox traded Jose Quintana to the Cubs for Eloy Jimenez (current #5 overall prospect), Dylan Cease (#83) and two other players.

    Comparing Quintana and Gray:
    Career numbers are very similar. Gray 3.49 ERA (112 ERA+), 3.61 FIP. Quintana 3.51 ERA (115 ERA+), 3.52 FIP.
    Neither has been great this year, but Gray (4.00 ERA, 3.58 FIP) has been a little better than Quintana (4.49 ERA, 4.00 FIP).
    Quintana has been much more durable – it looks like he hasn’t missed a start in his 5+ year major league career.
    Gray has two arb years left after this before becoming a free agent. Quintana would have only 1 arb year left, but signed an extension with reasonably cheap team options for 2019 and 2020.

    Those last two factors probably make Quintana more valuable overall. But I would hope the difference would not be too big, and that the A’s wouldn’t trade Gray for a package that didn’t include a real top prospect.

    TINSTAAFK
    • lenscrafters Jul 13,2017 10:36 am || Up

      That’s an impressive haul, I would’ve loved a package like that for Gray.

      The White Sox rebuild has certainly managed to net a whole bunch of impact prospects in just a short amount of time. And they still have pieces like Abreu and Robertson.

    • dmoas Jul 13,2017 12:54 pm || Up

      One key difference: When Quintara was traded, Gray was on the market. When Gray is traded, Quintara won’t be on the market. Supply just decreased. I wish that actually made a difference.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2017 12:56 pm || Up

        Cuts both ways. The Cubs and Jimenez are also off the market now.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2017 1:11 pm || Up

          “Yes, we already traded for Samardzija and Hammel, but now we have a chance to get Jon Lester too!”

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2017 1:31 pm || Up

            Damn it

          • lenscrafters Jul 13,2017 1:33 pm || Up

            Gray for Bryant confirmed.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 9:36 am || Up

  102. Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2017 12:35 pm

    Quick run-through of the McConnell Plan, from the selfish point of view, shows one feature I love, and should have been adopted long ago: allowing premiums for individual plans to be paid with pre-tax money, which corrects a longstanding inequity compared to employer/group plans. Naturally, rather than simply allowing an above-the-line deduction for the premium payment, they require the premium payment to be run through a Health Savings Account, which is fine with me because I have a nice balance in one of those but would discourage or at least inconvenience lower-income people.

    They want to allow insurers to charge us geezers up to five times as much as they charge the young uns (vs. 3X under ACA) so that would hit me hard.

    • andeux andeux Jul 13,2017 1:42 pm || Up

      Beside the inconvenience of having to use an HSA, it seems like that takes away some of the incentive for employers to offer health plans at all. In the long run, and assuming a robust individual market, that could be a good thing (in the sense that there’s no fundamental reason that health insurance should be tied to employment) but in the current context it could put a lot of employed people in a worse situation.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2017 3:59 pm || Up

        I can see it being used as a justification by small employers who want to get out from under the burden of providing a group plan.

        Bigger picture: forget robust individual markets, there is no better express route to Medicare For All than allowing the model of employer-based health insurance to implode.

        • dmoas Jul 13,2017 5:06 pm || Up

          “Wait. We have to do the work? And these don’t cover shit? And they’re fucking insanely expensive?”

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2017 7:19 pm || Up

      hsa are such a scam, middle class people park their money for the banks benefit, poor people can’t contribute to them

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2017 8:15 pm || Up

        That’s pretty much true. Based on what I read on investment boards, many people who can afford to carry an HDHP and fund the HSA don’t use the HSA for health expenses at all; they pay those out of the regular taxable account and use the HSA as a de facto deductible IRA (which actually becomes a Roth IRA if used for medical expenses, including Medicare premiums, after age 65). My HSA just has some mutual fund investment options, but some of them have a brokerage option so the investment possibilities are endless.

  103. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2017 12:58 pm

    A correction for our times:

    Correction: While no national media had this story, a Reddit user named “wetbutt23” had it last night. CSNChicago.com apologizes to wetbutt23 for the error.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2017 1:17 pm || Up

      Notice that KatyPerrysBootyHole was also involved in breaking that story.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 14,2017 11:39 am || Up

        #JustRedditThings

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  104. Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2017 1:21 pm

    Father Rasmus? The beard always made me wonder a bit about him.

  105. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2017 1:47 pm
    • andeux andeux Jul 13,2017 1:58 pm || Up

      “Marc Kasowitz has not struggled with alcoholism,” Sitrick wrote. “He has not come into the office intoxicated, attorneys have not had to go across the street to the restaurant during the workday to consult Kasowitz on work matters.”

      He does not keep a handle of vodka in his desk, and drink it throughout the day out of his coffee mug.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2017 7:22 pm || Up

        look, everyone that has done criminal defense has “issues.” there is a reason the SF DA’s office banned prosecutors from going to the bar across the street from 850

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • dmoas Jul 13,2017 5:04 pm || Up

      At the same time, it absolutely sounds like something you’d expect from an attorney willing to represent that dumbass.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 9:39 am || Up

        You can’t make this shit up.

        • ptbnl Jul 14,2017 9:44 am || Up

          What are the odds Trump thinks he’s hired the baseball player?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • andeux andeux Jul 14,2017 9:49 am || Up

            I’ve decided to bring in a few ringers, professional baseballers. We’ll give them token jobs in the administration and have them play on our softball team. Honus Wagner, Cap Anson, Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown…

            TINSTAAFK
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2017 10:09 am || Up

              Ugly Dickshot would be a good fit.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 10:02 am || Up

            Could you blame him?

  106. andeux andeux Jul 13,2017 1:53 pm

    Why is there no baseball today? This is bullshit.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2017 7:24 pm || Up

      in a just world, we would have the futures game today

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 24,2017 10:17 am || Up

      I hadn’t noticed this before. When andeux complains, MLB listens!

      Add manager Joe Maddon to the list of Cubs disgruntled over their selection to participate in the “spotlight” game on Thursday, July 19, 2018 — two days after the All-Star Game.

      “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Maddon said. “I’ll say that.”

      According to a rough draft of the 2018 schedule, the Cubs will host the Cardinals in a game that replaces the Sunday night baseball game prior to the All-Star break. The game will be the only one scheduled for the Thursday after the All-Star Game, and teams can appear only once in the “spotlight” game during the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, which runs through 2021.

      It’s a fairly safe bet that the A’s will not be one of the 8 of 30 teams selected for the spotlight game.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 24,2017 10:26 am || Up

        Cubs
        Cardinals
        Yankees
        Mets
        Giants
        Dodgers
        Red Sox
        Mystery Team (let’s say Angels or Nationals)

        Take it to the bank.

      • andeux andeux Aug 24,2017 10:44 am || Up

        It looks like it’s only the last 6 years that that day became an off-day for everyone.
        Before that it was like a normal Thursday, with about half the teams playing.

        TINSTAAFK
  107. Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2017 7:37 pm

    Mulder’s 10:10 group will be a good one to follow tomorrow because the three groups ahead will be towing the huge crowds.

    9:40: Tony Romo and John Elway
    9:50: Steph Curry and Aaron Rodgers
    10:00: Justin Timberlake and Jerry Rice

    Mulder and Romo are the co-favorites at 3/1.

  108. andeux andeux Jul 13,2017 7:56 pm

    I don’t really care about awards and such, but how the FK does Michael McKean not get an Emmy nomination?

    TINSTAAFK
    • AV AV Jul 13,2017 9:02 pm || Up

      best lone wolf!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2017 2:45 am || Up

      Agreed. He was much more important this season than Jonathan Banks.

      Also surprise Fargo didn’t get a best drama nomination. Notable that 4 of the 7 are Hulu or Netflix entries.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  109. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2017 2:45 am

    Hola from Barcelona, FKers!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Jul 14,2017 5:48 am || Up

      (folladores)

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2017 10:19 am || Up

        “Is there any problem you folladores can’t solve?”

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jul 14,2017 6:51 am || Up

      One of my favorite cities, enjoy!

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 14,2017 2:00 pm || Up

      I have heard the Camp Nou tour is fantastic.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 15,2017 2:12 am || Up

        Which Gaudi house is that?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • MikeV MikeV Jul 15,2017 8:00 am || Up

          Messi’s

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

          • AV AV Jul 16,2017 10:07 pm || Up

            oh you

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • ptbnl Jul 15,2017 8:04 am || Up

          More gaudy than Gaudi.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 15,2017 12:27 pm || Up

        I can sing the praises of touring Barcelona beaches at least. If you ever get out here you might never go home.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  110. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 9:31 am
  111. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 9:43 am

    If you are going to express this bad take, it’s hard to think of a worse example than the one he chose.

    • dmoas Jul 14,2017 10:35 am || Up

      Wait, are you saying Sandoval wouldn’t be apt for such a thing?

      Personally, I could see a case where if the open market value of the player declined to X% of the contract, a team could buy them out at Y% (something that wouldn’t exactly be cheap in terms of the contract). But only if there were a reverse clause where if a player’s open market value increased Z% they would be eligible to declare themselves a free agent.

      I don’t like that some of these guys get insane contracts, suck, and leave more worthy players with fewer suitors as a result. So theoretically, you could require that savings to immediately go back into payroll.

      All of which is moot cause there’s zero chance the players agree to anything of the sort on any level. And let’s face it, most guys who go on to suck like the team deserves the punishment because they’re typically fucking obvious. So there’s that.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 10:37 am || Up

        I’m saying if there was ever a bad contract that a team entered into with eyes open, and thus should not need a special CBA provision to escape, it’s this one. The guy has been “fat and happy” his whole career.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2017 11:04 am || Up

        If the new CBA mandated that 100% of any such salary savings be rebated to ticket buyers, then maybe. Why on earth would anyone want to help filthy rich owners save money for themselves which they idiotically choose to waste?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • dmoas Jul 14,2017 3:37 pm || Up

          That’s why I suggested the savings be forced back into payroll. I see crippling unproductive contracts as harmful to the productive players who lose out on having that money available them. Under no circumstances should the ownership get any of that.

  112. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 11:47 am

    Unreal

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 11:58 am || Up

      So far…

      There were no meetings.
      There was a meeting, but it was about adoption.
      The meeting was billed to be about Hillary dirt but we didn’t know who it would be with.
      We knew this Russian lawyer was there but didn’t know her name.
      We took the meeting knowing the Russian lawyer was to hand us info from the Russian government.
      There was also a former Russian intelligence officer at the meeting who is suspected of masterminding hacking operations.

      At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if the other people at the meeting were Assange and Trump Sr.

      • andeux andeux Jul 14,2017 12:09 pm || Up

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 12:14 pm || Up

  113. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2017 12:37 pm

    I’m casting my mind back to legal ethics class and the concept of a “noisy withdrawal.”

  114. ptbnl Jul 14,2017 5:50 pm

    Lily and I just made a 5G keg of ginger beer for the kids at a friend’s party, and it turns out to be an excellent shandy mixer with a blonde ale when you want something super low alcohol. Maybe I’ll bring some to the tailgate too.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

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