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by Jeff Kuta
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

Hillary vs Donnie at ten paces! Now that's reality TV!
by Jeff Kuta
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Renaming the draw
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: Renaming the draw

It should be called PPSC.
by Jeff Kuta
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Films and Television
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Films and Television

I hope Get Out wins something. It puts a nice twist on an old genre. Screenplay?
by Jeff Kuta
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

Even without riders, continuing resolutions require 3/5ths majority to beat a filibuster, and continuing resolutions should not and would not be necessary if Congress did its job and passed a budget. The fact that the GOP and Trump have been unable to do so considering it only takes 50% +1 for the b...
by Jeff Kuta
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

Also, Congress annually passes a budget which requires 50%+1 to pass. Appropriations bills (and continuing resolutions) are different and require 3/5ths majority to overcome a filibuster. Congress frequently attaches “riders” to continuing resolutions to change policy outside of regular order, so ap...
by Jeff Kuta
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

I think the notion of ensuring that small states have relevant representation matters quite a bit. It's one of the big reasons why I prefer the use of the electoral college to a more intuitive "one person one vote" system for electing the President. I also like the Electoral College even if I hate ...
by Jeff Kuta
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Films and Television
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Films and Television

She is the Kwizatz-Haderach!
by Jeff Kuta
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Civil Disorder..players in a game should get the option of switching from their country to one that has no player
Replies: 14
Views: 2599

Re: Civil Disorder..players in a game should get the option of switching from their country to one that has no player

Use Reliability Rating filters before starting the game.

Ostracize those who make the experience here less than enjoyable.
by Jeff Kuta
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

Fixing the Senate will take a lot more than breaking apart larger states into multiple smaller ones, despite what California Republicans and Texas Democrats may want. Better would be to make three superstates by combining: North Dakota/South Dakota/Nebraska Idaho/Montana/Wyoming Maine/New Hampshire/...
by Jeff Kuta
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

http://history.house.gov/HistoricalHighlight/Detail/35159?ret=True “If we make the ratio [of persons per Representative] too large the idea of representation becomes attenuated and less definite. The personal interest of the voter in his representative becomes less important to him, and we may lose ...
by Jeff Kuta
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 4388

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

Climate change is a thing. Coasts are in trouble.
by Jeff Kuta
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 4388

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

We need to start building walls along our borders.

SEA WALLS.
by Jeff Kuta
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 4388

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

Trump is a liar and hypocrite. That’s the golf criticism.
by Jeff Kuta
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

Hastert was Speaker of the House, so it really only applies in that chamber. But, the mentality of the Hastert Rules still applies. The House is way more conservative than the Senate, in part due to the existence of the filibuster which forces compromise. That's why I say the GOP cannot control its ...
by Jeff Kuta
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

It was the right tactical move for Democrats to filibuster now and force the shutdown. It proves that the GOP cannot control its own caucus, that they are unwilling to compromise for the betterment of all Americans and residents of the United States, and that they are incapable of governing properly...
by Jeff Kuta
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

Yeah, some people watch too much television.
by Jeff Kuta
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

I’d say most attorneys would do anything to AVOID trial. Risk mitigation is why they exist.
by Jeff Kuta
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 8591

Re: US Government Shutdown

6 Republicans defect from majority and gummint is shut down.

Can’t control their own caucus. Feeble 45