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  1. Are you arguing that heavily armed right-wing militia groups are what the authors meant by “well regulated militia?” I haven’t read the constitution of every State but in Ohio the militia is under the command of the Governor. It’s not up to a bunch of douchebags to decide what they believe or don’t believe and then take up arms against the democratically elected government. To interpret it that way is to invite chaos where there could be many different loosely organized militias with competing ideologies decided on a whim who would only wind up creating civil war.
  2. Fuck Erdogan. No one was held accountable and Erdogan watched while it all went down.
  3. Damnit, now I’m going to have to go get something from McDonald’s. I guess I could go for a Filet-O-Fish. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61463876 McDonald's to leave Russia for good after 30 years McDonald's has said it will permanently leave Russia after more than 30 years and has started to sell its restaurants. The move comes after it temporarily closed its 850 outlets in March. The fast food giant said it made the decision because of the "humanitarian crisis" and "unpredictable operating environment" caused by the Ukraine war. The opening of McDonald's first restaurant in Moscow in 1990 came to symbolise a thaw in Cold War tensions. A year later, the Soviet Union collapsed and Russia opened up its economy to companies from the West. More than three decades later, however, it is one of a growing number of corporations pulling out. "This is a complicated issue that's without precedent and with profound consequences," said McDonald's chief executive Chris Kempczinski in a message to staff and suppliers. "Some might argue that providing access to food and continuing to employ tens of thousands of ordinary citizens, is surely the right thing to do," he added. "But it is impossible to ignore the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. And it is impossible to imagine the Golden Arches representing the same hope and promise that led us to enter the Russian market 32 years ago. McDonald's said it would sell all its sites to a local buyer and would begin the process of "de-arching" the restaurants which involves removing its name, branding and menu. It will retain its trademarks in Russia. The chain said its priorities included seeking to ensure its 62,000 employees in Russia continued to be paid until any sale was completed and that they had "future employment with any potential buyer". McDonald's said it would write off a charge of up to $1.4bn (£1.1bn) to cover the exit from its investment.
  4. The fact that he was a Lieutenant General makes his behavior all the more reprehensible.
  5. I should be allowed to open carry an RPG and shoot first at anyone I find threatening.
  6. Well, if it’s the first result from a Google search then it must be authoritative, right? How deep in the search results did you have to go before you reached Federalist No. 29, “Concerning the Militia?” https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed29.asp Or Federalist No. 69, “The Real Character of the Executive?” https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed69.asp The authors didn’t intend that every dickhead with a gripe on either side could arm themselves to the teeth and fight each other over disagreements about politics. Also, you forgot to cite your source.
  7. They’d blame whomever Trump and Fox News, etc. tells them to blame.
  8. It doesn’t need to be repealed. It needs to be interpreted correctly. You won’t get a gun nut to admit it but the words “well regulated militia” are there. You can ask them what those words mean but they’ll just ignore you as if they’re deaf. But those words are in the amendment and have meaning. And it doesn’t mean that a bunch of douchebags get to strap up and try to overthrow democracy just because they’re not happy with the outcome of a free and fair election.
  9. https://www.history.com/news/black-panthers-gun-control-nra-support-mulford-act
  10. I mean, what white child hasn’t watched in horror as the black sheriff in town beat the shit out of his dad while calling him a honkey and then the sheriff suffered no repercussions? What white child hasn’t watched his dad get refused a seat at the table or a room in the hotel or the use of a public restroom or even a drink from the water fountain because there was a sign there that said, “Blacks only?” What white man hasn’t been refused a loan from the black bank owner, or a job by the black business owner, or the right to buy a house from a black homeowner? Obviously it works both ways equally.
  11. At least 1/3 of the country would blame the FBI.
  12. I’d call him a radical white Christian terrorist.
  13. If you can find another sports fan message board with more sub-forums devoted to non-sports-related topics than this one, I’d like to see it. Have you visited many others? This is the only one I’ve been on where I can post nudie pics, for one thing. And there are many times of the year where the traffic here is overwhelmingly not sports-related.
  14. Skin that, pilgrim, and I’ll get you another one!
  15. Not as long away as any college team. That’s such a tired argument. The USFL is loaded with players who got drafted into the NFL and didn’t pan out. College teams are loaded with players who will never even get drafted and never play a down of professional ball of any kind. Even the USFL teams have players who are older, more experienced, better developed, and playing a more complex game from an X’s and O’s standpoint.
  16. As expected, Finland applied for NATO membership yesterday. Sweden joined them today. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-stockholm-sweden-finland-f7328801f699fbb2f28826c0f14d4ef6 We’re calling your bluff, Vlad: We have nukes too and your military sucks. You can’t take Ukraine. You think that opening up another front against Finland would work out well for you?
  17. Maybe if Biden had appointed someone other than Merrick Garland as AG then we’d jail everyone who ignores a subpoena the day after they refuse to testify.
  18. I think trying to find out the extent to which Republican lawmakers were involved in the planning and coordination of the violence, the extent to which they were engaged in a coup that had nothing to do with the violence, and the reasons for why hours went by before the National Guard was deployed to suppress the attack is completely legitimate. What were they supposed to do? Just say, “Fuck it, the Trumpers will succeed in obstructing justice again so why even bother?” It’s like with Trump’s two impeachments (should’ve been three...actually it should’ve been one and done but that’s beside the point.) Even though they knew they wouldn’t succeed in removing him, they couldn’t just sit there and do nothing. They had to act. At least get shit on the record and maybe future generations will learn from the past. And let the traitors cement their legacies.
  19. Except that the Benghazi investigations were purely politically motivated. There was no evidence that Hillary was to blame. Shit happens. Half a dozen investigations failed to find anything to pin on Hillary and then McCarthy bragged how it affected her polling numbers, thereby giving up the game. And Hillary showed up and testified when asked. The Republicans engage in political witch hunts and assume the Dems are as dirty as they are so they don’t show up, they obstruct and delay and blame the other side for acting the same way they do. Projection is a favorite tactic. The investigation into the insurrection on Jan 6 is completely legitimate. In the aftermath, McCarthy went on the House floor and angrily declared that Trump bore responsibility. Then he realized that might make his political future untenable so he went down to Mar-a-Lago and kissed the ring. He subjugated himself before Trump and changed his story. This is the same guy we have on tape saying he thought Trump was getting paid by Russia. He’s as much of a spineless, duplicitous, hypocritical, purely political animal as I’ve ever seen. Power for power’s sake. That’s it. He stands for nothing else. I mean, he’s certainly not alone. Ted Cruz is right there with him. That’s just the way of the current GOP. We could make a long list. But I don’t think anyone can point out a bigger weasel than McCarthy.
  20. McCarthy’s hypocrisy is strong even by Republican standards.
  21. Are you talking to me? If so then just because you missed the point doesn’t mean there wasn’t a point.
  22. I know that Birmingham, coached by Skip Holtz, is undefeated and in first place overall and in the south division. The New Jersey Generals, coached by Mike Riley, has one loss (and I want to say that was to Birmingham maybe in the season’s opening game but I’m not sure) lead the north division. I watched Houston, coached by Kevin Sumlin, get beat on a last second TD by Pittsburgh yesterday, giving the Maulers their first win on the season. Their QB Vlad Lee only joined the team a week earlier. The week before, the New Orleans Breakers, coached by Larry Fedora, beat Houston on a game-winning TD with something like 10 seconds left on the clock. Former Buckeye Johnnie Dixon plays for the Breakers and I’ve seen him catch three TD’s. I honestly didn’t know that he wasn’t still playing in the NFL. I always liked him. Maybe he’s just too small. But you figure everyone out there has dreams of making it back to the NFL. Plus it’s football in the spring so why not watch? It’s not always pretty but I’ve seen some great plays. Pittsburgh WR Bailey Gaither’s first TD catch in double coverage yesterday was pretty impressive. (He also caught the game winner.) They also have the coaches mic’d up and you can hear them calling plays. Before the final play of the Pittsburgh-Houston game yesterday we got to hear the coach discussing with the QB what play he felt most comfortable with. The coach was leaning toward one play, Lee chose another then went out and won his first start. I was entertained.
  23. Well, tOSU draws a lot of eyes so they tend to get more live coverage on BTN than other schools in the conference. The spring game gets broadcast live and others get shown on delay. On holidays like July 4th or Christmas when viewership is already going to be low, they’ll usually lean heavily on classic Buckeye programs. I’m not a huge baseball fan. I did get to watch Alex Wimmers pitch a no-hitter against Michigan live and in real time back in 2009. That was pretty sweet.
  24. Lulz. Gotta love the lap podium.
  25. WhatTheBuck


    That would’ve been a good title for the thread.
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