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Warbler said:

I would suggest posting that in the politics thread instead of here. This thread is about the deaths of people, not bills.

What? Are you sure? That doesn’t sound right.

Last movie seen

As far as I can see it’s 60 minutes of some guy talking about Garfield. Unless I’ve missed something, how is that a movie?

Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread

Alderaan said:

joefavs said:

Eh, if I’m being honest I’m sure I won’t stay gone, but I do think I need a break. It seems that the board is becoming more about hating most of Star Wars than liking any of it.

The name of the board is Original Trilogy. OT = 3 movies. That means 5/8 movies are not OT movies, which is more than half, and would constitute most.

Out of 8 movies that have been made, only 2 and half of them are any good. Eventually, there will be 15 or 20 Star Wars movies or more and they will almost all be terrible. Enjoy.

It’s gotten to the point where I almost feel sorry for you.

Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

Warbler said:

A reminder to generalfrevious and Alderaan:

DuracellEnergizer said:

  • No crazy conspiracy theories (aliens killed JFK, Elvis did 911, Moon Landing was faked, 911 was an inside job)
  • No ridiculous doom saying (like all non-Trump supporters will be rounded up and executed)

The next time I see either of you violate those rules, I will report you.

I disagree completely with Alderaan but I don’t remember him doing anything like that.

Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

GOP source: Ryan telling Trump they don’t have votes on health care

House Speaker Paul Ryan is at the White House to tell President Donald Trump that Republicans don’t have the votes to pass the GOP health care bill.

Ryan is showing Trump the numbers, and asking what the President wants the speaker to do.

Efforts on Capitol Hill to sway members are ongoing, but things aren’t heading in the right direction.

“Not good. Not good at all,” the source said.

A risk to Republicans: if members are fully aware that the bill is going down, there’s a real risk that that undecideds, undeclared and even some yes votes would flee.

“The risk is it wouldn’t just be a loss, but a big loss,” a source said.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, facing a revolt among conservative and moderate Republicans, rushed to the White House Friday afternoon to inform President Trump he did not have the votes to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to decide whether to pull the bill from consideration.

The president and the speaker faced the humiliating prospect of a major defeat on legislation promised for seven years, since the landmark health legislation was signed into law. President Trump had demanded a vote regardless, which has been scheduled for Friday afternoon. But House leaders were leaning against such a public loss.

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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:


President Donald Trump is giving House Republicans an ultimatum: Pass the American Health Care Act on Friday, or Obamacare stays.

Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Budget and Management director, made clear to Republicans on Thursday night that Trump wants a vote Friday and that he is done negotiating on the bill to overhaul healthcare. If it is not passed, the president will move on from the bill, reports said.

This is kind of brilliant, in a way. Republican’s want to repeal and replace, so if it doesn’t happen he’s shifted the blame entirely. Meanwhile, they will continue to benefit from all the Obamacare things they would have otherwise lost. So this is pretty much the only way to ensure this bill doesn’t irreparably damage Trump in the eyes of his voters (which is why Dems will need to start leaning in even harder on calling it “Trumpcare” and making it clear this is his failure).

It will be interesting to see how the vote plays out. Either way some Republicans aren’t going to make it out alive. The Dems lost a lot of seats because of the ACA in 2010, and it wasn’t nearly as unpopular as this.

Of course, we should know by now that nothing he says matters regarding decisions he may or may not make.

Asked by a reporter Friday morning what he would do if the bill fails, Trump — seated at his Oval Office desk — shrugged and said: “We’ll see what happens.”

Ok then.

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