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  • No team is as cocky as Mexico and won nothing. Well, maybe the Minnesota Vikings, but still. Hate the Mexican side (their fans, anyway).
    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

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    • Mexico is the the Team Val of the World Cup.

      Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
      Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

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      • The Mexican fans are irksome but they weren't responsible for the idiocy of Jurgen Klinsmann. He probably has some sad feelings, all of those players in Germany striving to be the best they can be and they were pitiful.

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        • At least TeamVal won it in 1998 after they got rid of the Manning deadweight and got a real QB like Tee Martin.

          (miss sassing Vol fans).
          "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

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          • Hard to believe that no one has said much about the biggest SC ruling of this session. The court ruled that public sector unions could not compel dues from their members, but that was fully expected by all court watchers. What the Janus specifically contains in addition to banning compelled speech is:
            1. The burden of acquiring members is shifted onto the unions. That is, no longer will employees in these unions have to go through a process to quit the union in order to not pay for union political activity. The union now must obtain the positive consent of those who want to join the union. In other words, the default position of a school board and county administrator is now that no union dues of any kind be deducted without the affirmative request of the employee. That is a massive change.
            2. The "free-rider" argument has been specifically rejected. The Constitution trumps "fairness". PS unions may not divide their "dues" into "negotiation" and "political activity" segments either. An employee either chooses to pay the dues in full or not.
            3. The court holds, in Janus, that public sector unions are political by their very nature. That is why they are not allowed to separate their political activities from their "union" activities.
            4. Kagan, in her dissent, specifically acknowledges that hundreds of thousands of people will choose to not join a PS union.

            My own take is that, in the 22 states that are still "closed shop" states, it is going to be hard to justify forced dues to pay for political activity in private sector unions. Why should anyone lose their job because they refuse to join a union? And even "prevailing wage" might be considered compelled unionism.

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            • Justice Kennedy to retire from SCOTUS effective 7/31.
              2012 Detroit Lions Draft: 1) Cordy Glenn G , 2) Brandon Taylor S, 3) Sean Spence olb, 4) Joe Adams WR/KR, 5) Matt McCants OT, 7a) B.J. Coleman QB 7b) Kewshan Martin WR

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              • That's a pretty big deal.
                Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
                Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

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                • A very big deal.

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                  • Originally posted by iam416 View Post
                    That's a pretty big deal.
                    Yep. And I would like to thank the Dems for making this possible:

                    1) Thank you Democrats (and this goes for President Obama) for not every day not pounding on the Republicans for obstructing the Merrick Garland nomination to SCOTUS. They should have been everywhere saying if you have objections---fine then lets have an actual vote on it.

                    2) Thank you Democrats for picking the worst possible candidate for president in 2016.....the one that was going to rile up the Republican base the most....the one that ran the worst possible campaign....totally tone deaf to the mood of the country.

                    3) And thank you everyone that voted for Jill Stein or decided to stay home because "there is no difference between Trump and Hillary"

                    2012 Detroit Lions Draft: 1) Cordy Glenn G , 2) Brandon Taylor S, 3) Sean Spence olb, 4) Joe Adams WR/KR, 5) Matt McCants OT, 7a) B.J. Coleman QB 7b) Kewshan Martin WR

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                    • Originally posted by Da Geezer View Post
                      A very big deal.
                      YUGE DEAL!!!!!

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                      • most important election of my lifetime.

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                        • McConnell thinks they can get it done by Fall. If PDJT gets a nominee out quickly, then I see no reason why they can't. Thank you, Harry Reid.
                          Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
                          Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

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                          • I'm not sure Reid deserves any thanks, does anybody truly think the filibuster for SCOTus nominees survives if Reid didn't remove it for judicial nominees? haha, they'd still have 8. Not a chance the subservient Senate doesn't remove the filibuster. Talent knows this.

                            Obama got played for a chump on the Garland nomination, McConnell ran circles around him on that one. Another example of bringing a plastic knife to a gunfight.

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                            • Originally posted by froot loops View Post
                              Another example of bringing a plastic knife to a gunfight.
                              It's what happens when you hate the 2nd Amendment.

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                              • Originally posted by iam416 View Post
                                Ha. Public unions take a hit. Another good day from the Court. Strangelove assumes fetal position.
                                Has anyone checked on Strangelove?

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