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aspiegamer
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(07-24-2017, 11:01 PM)
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Earlier this week, on PoliGAF...The President got to ride in a big boy fire truck during Made In America Week™, marking the most excited he's been since he got to ride in a big rig. Papa Pence was there to cheer him on! No, seriously, people in attendance were forced to clap for this.

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2017
PoliGAF 2017 |OT4| The leaks are coming from inside the white house
PoliGAF 2017 |OT3| 13 Treasons Why
PoliGAF 2017 |OT2| Well, maybe McMaster isn't a traitor.
PoliGAF 2017 |OT1| From Russia with Love
Poligaf 2017 |OT| It Almost Isn't Fair

2016
PoliGAF 2016 |OT16| Unpresidented
PoliGAF 2016 |OT15| Orange is the New Black
PoliGAF 2016 |OT14| Attention NV shoppers, democracy is on sale in aisle 4!
PoliGAF 2016 |OT13| For Queen and Country
PoliGAF 2016 |OT12| The last days of the Republic
PoliGAF 2016 |OT11| Well this is exciting
PoliGAF 2016 |OT10| Jill Stein Inflatable Love Doll Reply to Thread
PoliGAF 2016 |OT9| The Wrath of Khan!
PoliGAF 2016 |OT8| No, Donald. You don't.
PoliGAF 2016 |OT7| Notorious R.B.G. Plans NZ Tour
PoliGAF 2016 |OT6| Delete your accounts
PoliGAF 2016 |OT5| Archdemon Hillary Clinton vs. Lice Traffic Jam
PoliGAF 2016 |OT4| Tyler New Chief Exit Pollster at CNN
PoliGAF 2016 |OT3| You know what they say about big Michigans - big Florida
PoliGAF 2016 |OT2| we love the poorly educated
PoliGAF 2016 |OT| Jeb is a mistake. Jeb is a huge mess

2015
PoliGAF 2015-2016 |OT3| If someone named PhoenixDark leaves your party, call the cops RIP
PoliGAF 2015 |OT2| Pls print 
PoliGAF 2015 |OT| Keep Calm and Diablos On

2014
PoliGAF 2014 |OT2| We need to be more like Disney World/You are already Kay Hagan
PoliGAF 2014 |OT| Kay Hagan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad News

2013
PoliGAF 2013 |OT3| 1,000 Years of Darkness and Nuclear Fallout
PoliGAF 2013 |OT2| Worth 77% of OT1
PoliGAF 2013 |OT1| Never mind, Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

2012
PoliGaf 2012 |OT6| OBAMA
United States Election: Nov 6, 2012 |OT| - Barack Obama Re-elected
PolliGaf 2012 |OT5| Big Bird, Binders, Bayonets, Bad News and Benghazi
PoliGAF 2012 |OT4|: Your job is not to worry about 47% of these posts.
PoliGAF 2012 |OT3| If it's not a legitimate OT the mods have ways to shut it down
PoliGAF 2012 Community Thread |OT2| This thread title is now under military control
US PoliGAF 2012 | The Romney VeepStakes: Waiting for Chris Christie to Sing…
PoliGAF 2012 Community Thread

2011
PoliGAF 2011: Forum member gridlock causes inaction on thread title naming crisis
PoliGAF 2011: Of Weiners, Boehners, Santorum, and Teabags
PoliGAF 2011: The 112th U.S. Congress is now in session: Want some graphs with that?

2010
Poligaf episode 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
PoliGAF 2010: On our way to November 2
PoliGAF 2010: Home Of "By The Time I Get To Arizona"

2009
PoliGAF Thread of PRESIDENT OBAMA Checkin' Off His List
PoliGAF Thread of PRESIDENT OBAMA's First 100 Out of the Way

Originally Posted by NoName999

So a topic can only have like 20,000 posts or something?

Them's the rules!
studyguy
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(07-24-2017, 11:06 PM)
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https://twitter.com/StevenTDennis/st...86587440472065

Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis)
Cornyn tells us he offered to drive McCain cross country in RV for health care vote.

Cornyn, McCain and Guy Fieri tour the Middle American diners on route to DC. Diners, Drive Ins and Dismantling Healthcare.
Chained Prometheus
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(07-24-2017, 11:06 PM)
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So I literally just got out of work, but apparently the GOP senators are so desperate that they're trying to haul McCain across the country via road trip... for a vote that almost definitely won't work anyway?!

What the heck is going on in D.C.?!
Kevinroc
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(07-24-2017, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chained Prometheus

So I literally just got out of work, but apparently the GOP senators are so desperate that they're trying to haul McCain across the country via road trip... for a vote that almost definitely won't work anyway?!

What the heck is going on in D.C.?!

Desperation. That is the only possible explanation.
BoogieWoogie
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(07-24-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Just FYI, it would take 34 hours to drive to Phoenix from DC, let alone a return trip. So in 68 hours, McCain would be back in DC ready to vote (if they don't eat/sleep/use the restroom).
Barzul
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(07-24-2017, 11:10 PM)
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If McCain's last vote as senator is to strip healthcare from 20 million + people then I feel zero sympathy for him and his condition. He should just stay home and rest.
whyamihere
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(07-24-2017, 11:11 PM)

@MEPFuller
Jeff Flake says he's "inclined" to vote for the motion to proceed. "We're still, I guess, checking what we proceed to," Flake says.

Ah.

lol
Ernest
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(07-24-2017, 11:11 PM)
Trump is back to blaming Democrats for not helping to get repeal/replace passed.

HEY DIPSHIT, THEY ARE NOT YOUR EMPLOYEES, THEY DON'T AGREE WITH YOUR PLAN AND YOU ARE NOT A KING!
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:12 PM)

Originally Posted by whyamihere

lol

Mouth as mealy as ever, I see.

Good thing we don't need him.
PBY
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(07-24-2017, 11:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Barzul

If McCain's last vote as senator is to strip healthcare from 20 million + people then I feel zero sympathy for him and his condition. He should just stay home and rest.

I mean... He clearly supports the bill and its in line with the policy proposals he's championed his whole life. Not sure the fact that this could be his last vote changes anything.

This is why many people told him to get fucked when they found out about his condition. I don't think this way, but I get it.
Mizerman
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(07-24-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by whyamihere

lol

I dunno why, but the "Ah" at the end had me chuckling.
Slacker
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(07-24-2017, 11:14 PM)
(repost from old thread)

It's kind of the perfect (hopefully not) end to McCain's story if you think about it:

- Spends years as a POW, heroically survives
- Serves his country in the House and Senate for years.
- Runs for president in 2000, gets smear-campaigned to death by GW Bush's slimeball operatives going after his family.
- Runs again in 2008 and in desperation nominates the single worst person in the world as his VP candidate.
- Gets shit on by the future president who says he's not a war hero.
- Watches as voters and elected Republicans alike swear fealty to Trump, meanwhile thinking, "Yeah screw McCain he's no hero."
- Get sick.
- Get fake condolence tweet from the prez that literally says hope he gets better we need his vote.
- Risk health to get driven/flown across country to vote on a bill to take healthcare away from poor people to cut taxes on the rich.

Going to be a hell of a biography one day.
Ecotic
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(07-24-2017, 11:14 PM)
Why can't members of Congress vote remotely? Is it because then nobody would ever show up in Washington?
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:15 PM)

Originally Posted by Slacker

(repost from old thread)

It's kind of the perfect (hopefully not) end to McCain's story if you think about it:

- Spends years as a POW, heroically survives
- Serves his country in the House and Senate for years.
- Runs for president in 2000, gets smear-campaigned to death by GW Bush's slimeball operatives going after his family.
- Runs again in 2008 and in desperation nominates the single worst person in the world as his VP candidate.
- Gets shit on by the future president who says he's not a war hero.
- Watches as voters and elected Republicans alike swear fealty to Trump, meanwhile thinking, "Yeah screw McCain he's no hero."
- Get sick.
- Get fake condolence tweet from the prez that literally says hope he gets better we need his vote.
- Risk health to get driven/flown across country to vote on a bill to take healthcare away from poor people to cut taxes on the rich.

Going to be a hell of a biography one day.

Sarah Palin's doodles will be invaluable sources for the biographer.
ShadowSwordmaster
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(07-24-2017, 11:17 PM)

Originally Posted by whyamihere

lol

I don't even know anymore.
War Peaceman
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(07-24-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Credit where it is due, it is logically consistent for the GOP to try and force a gravely ill old man to work instead of focusing on treatment.
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:18 PM)
Flake's simultaneously trying to avoid Kelli Ward kneecapping him from the right and a Democrat stomping him from the left.
aspiegamer
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(07-24-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ecotic

Why can't members of Congress vote remotely? Is it because then nobody would ever show up in Washington?

Probably! Though I can understand some old-timey requirement to be physically present to vote on a piece of legislation until they can come up with some kind of legally binding biometric method.

Originally Posted by BoogieWoogie

Just FYI, it would take 34 hours to drive to Phoenix from DC, let alone a return trip. So in 68 hours, McCain would be back in DC ready to vote (if they don't eat/sleep/use the restroom).

How about in a Corvette with a police escort? Totally doable 20 hours each way. If he'd left DC this morning he could have been back by late tomorrow evening!
studyguy
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(07-24-2017, 11:20 PM)
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https://twitter.com/MEPFuller/status/889593583426252804

Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller)
Jeff Flake says he's "inclined" to vote for the motion to proceed. "We're still, I guess, checking what we proceed to," Flake says.

"I don't know where we're going, but eh fuk it, YOLO fam"
NoName999
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(07-24-2017, 11:26 PM)
So a topic can only have like 20,000 posts or something?

Anyway, Texas congressman blames repeal issues on female Senators, brings up Aaron Burr

A Texas Republican congressman says it’s “absolutely repugnant” that the GOP-led Senate hasn’t acted on repealing the health care law and he singled out “some female senators from the Northeast.”

In a radio interview with “1440 Keys,” Rep. Blake Farenthold said the Senate has failed to show the courage to dismantle the health care law. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to move ahead on legislation.

Farenthold complained about some female lawmakers and said, “If it was a guy from south Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.”

Maine Sen. Susan Collins has been consistent in opposing the GOP replacement to Obamacare. Other female senators who have expressed reservations are Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

nature boy
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(07-24-2017, 11:27 PM)
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Matt Fuller‏Verified account @MEPFuller 5m5 minutes ago

Replying to @MEPFuller
You don't know what's in the bill, right?

Murkowski: "That's correct, as far as I know at this time."

Matt Fuller‏Verified account @MEPFuller 11m11 minutes ago

Replying to @MEPFuller
Murkowski: "I do not" know what's after MTP.

Appropriate?

"I'm told we're going to be finding that out, which will be very important."

Matt Fuller‏Verified account @MEPFuller 14m14 minutes ago

Lisa Murkowski still undecided on the motion to proceed.

Hold that L Don
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:28 PM)
"Still undecided" at this point translates to no.
Ignatz Mouse
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(07-24-2017, 11:30 PM)
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I want somebody in the Democratic Party to fire back something like "Hell yes, we're proud to protect Americans' health care from this hatchet job!"

And then "hatchet job" gets to be what people throw around to dis the plan.
whyamihere
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(07-24-2017, 11:30 PM)

@MEPFuller
My best guess: If McCain shows up, Republicans will have the momentum to get the MTP, but they still won't have the votes to pass the bill.

Sort of agree.
BoogieWoogie
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(07-24-2017, 11:31 PM)
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How on earth could McCain show up? He's not allowed to fly full stop.
Paches
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(07-24-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoogieWoogie

How on earth could McCain show up? He's not allowed to fly full stop.

Cornyn's RV.
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:33 PM)

Originally Posted by BoogieWoogie

How on earth could McCain show up? He's not allowed to fly full stop.

Did you not hear about Cornyn's magic RV that can complete a 68-hour journey in the blink of an eye?
kirblar
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(07-24-2017, 11:33 PM)
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At this point they seem desperate to get people on record voting for it b/c of future primaries.
PBY
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(07-24-2017, 11:33 PM)

Originally Posted by whyamihere

Sort of agree.

Who is the third no? I also don't trust Collins/Murkowski staying "no" if McCain is somehow airlifted to DC, on the theory of pure sentimentality (I know... I just trust none of these fucks).

I just doubt McCain even makes it out though.
Bam Bam Baklava
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(07-24-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Basically, Senators want a vote on the record. Rand Paul wants to say he voted for full repeal and Senator X didn't so go blame them. Simultaneously, Susan Collins can say to non-Republicans she voted against these bills so don't pin anything on her.
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:34 PM)
Much as I hate to give her credit, Collins will absolutely stay a no regardless of what happens. She's been a solid no throughout this entire process, and she would kill some of her credibility in Maine by switching now.
Loxley
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(07-24-2017, 11:34 PM)

Originally Posted by NoName999

So a topic can only have like 20,000 posts or something?

Yeah, that's the post limit on GAF threads.
Drkirby
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(07-24-2017, 11:35 PM)
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So, who is going to leave first, Rexy or Elf Boy?

Also, can McCain just do a video call? Does the Senate require you to be physically in the room to vote? I'd be more down for them updating the rules to let McCain vote from home, rather than force him back to Washington.

Originally Posted by Loxley

Yeah, that's the post limit on GAF threads.

It's not a hard cap, but there is/was something about the implementation of vBulletin NeoGAF is built off of that causes performance issues once a topic gets a bit beyond 20k posts. At least that's what the Admins claim, I don't have access to the code.
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:35 PM)

Originally Posted by Drkirby

So, who is going to leave first, Rexy or Elf Boy?

Also, can McCain just do a video call? Does the Senate require you to be physically in the room to vote? I'd be more down for them updating the rules to let McCain vote from home, rather than force him back to Washington.

Between those two? Rex, because he's basically been neutered by Trump and Kushner and probably can't stand it.

Yes, you have to be physically present to vote.
nature boy
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(07-24-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Alex Ruoff‏Verified account
@Alexruoff

GOP doesn't have to decided what bill they'll ultimately vote on until 20 hours after MTP passes, Barrasso says. So we'll know Wed-Thursday.

MTP on something we'll decide later

Guess they want their vacations lol
BoogieWoogie
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(07-24-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Drkirby

So, who is going to leave first, Rexy or Elf Boy?

Also, can McCain just do a video call? Does the Senate require you to be physically in the room to vote? I'd be more down for them updating the rules to let McCain vote from home, rather than force him back to Washington.

Tillerson. Deal with Russia is off thanks to additional sanctions so what's the point? Literally the only reason he was chosen to be Secretary of State.

You have to physically be there for the vote, no video calls.
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(07-24-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by PBY

Who is the third no? I also don't trust Collins/Murkowski staying "no" if McCain is somehow airlifted to DC, on the theory of pure sentimentality (I know... I just trust none of these fucks).

I just doubt McCain even makes it out though.

If you don't trust them to vote no, even if they say they are, why would it matter who the third no is?

But anyway, it's Rand Paul. Or Heller. Or Johnson. Or those two crazy conservative guys whose names I can't remember.
Zolo
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(07-24-2017, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoogieWoogie

Tillerson. Deal with Russia is off thanks to additional sanctions so what's the point? Literally the only reason he was chosen to be Secretary of State.

You have to physically be there for the vote, no video calls.

Yeah. From what I can tell, Trump & Putin seem to have given up on sanctions at least for now.
PBY
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(07-24-2017, 11:38 PM)

Originally Posted by balladofwindfishes

If you don't trust them to vote no, even if they say they are, why would it matter who the third no is?

But anyway, it's Rand Paul. Or Heller. Or Johnson. Or those two crazy conservative guys whose names I can't remember.

I strongly think that they'll stay nos (I just can't totally rely on this if somehow they get McCain to DC and it turns into some weird, hero narrative).
whyamihere
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(07-24-2017, 11:38 PM)

@SenateMajLdr

Tomorrow, I will keep my commitment to vote to move beyond the failures of #Obamacare. I will vote yes on the motion to proceed.

Well, 1 vote down, 99 to go.
Zolo
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(07-24-2017, 11:39 PM)
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We'll see if they actually go through. Not the first time they said they'd have a vote.
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Originally Posted by whyamihere

Well, 1 vote down, 99 to go.

LOL well that's a white flag if I ever saw one.
aspiegamer
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(07-24-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Flying McCain in to try to guilt senators to vote in favor of the MTP is pretty damn sleazy. Even by 2017 standards, A-tier sleazy.
Autodidact
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(07-24-2017, 11:40 PM)
I watched Kushner's press conference and gained some sympathy from him. How would you like to fix the Middle East and go through puberty at the same time?
ShadowSwordmaster
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(07-24-2017, 11:41 PM)

Originally Posted by aspiegamer

Flying McCain in to try to guilt senators to vote in favor of the MTP is pretty damn sleazy. Even by 2017 standards, A-tier sleazy.

These people have no morals.
Sciz
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(07-24-2017, 11:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by NoName999

So a topic can only have like 20,000 posts or something?

There's no hard cap, but IIRC very large threads start causing backend problems, e.g. the Brawl prerelease thread wound up being too big to move to the archive subforum.
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(07-24-2017, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by aspiegamer

Probably! Though I can understand some old-timey requirement to be physically present to vote on a piece of legislation until they can come up with some kind of legally binding biometric method.
How about in a Corvette with a police escort? Totally doable 20 hours each way. If he'd left DC this morning he could have been back by late tomorrow evening!

It'll be Cornyn and McCain in a Trans-Am, blasting some Jerry Reed


Originally Posted by NoName999

So a topic can only have like 20,000 posts or something?

Yeah, apparently the site runs into issues with larger threads. Old E3 threads got massive sometimes. So typically you need to throw up a new thread once you hit 20K posts.
kess
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(07-24-2017, 11:43 PM)
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The White House in August

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(07-24-2017, 11:44 PM)
Would Tillerson's departure also signal Russia's disenchantment with Trump, or is that just wishful thinking?

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