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BigBubba last won the day on March 3 2015

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  1. That seems remarkably cheap for food at a major league ballpark.
  2. Can we just take into account the fact that he got 4000 likes for that?
  3. I wonder if he made the list...
  4. I wasn't mocking your post. I was just reminded of an amusing quote by William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's Prime Minister during the Second World War, in reference to his conscription policy. Side note, but doing some more research now it seems as though I've always misinterpreted what King was saying. I always thought he was referring to the National Resources Mobilization Act (1940), which essentially required men to serve in the armed forces in some capacity but did not require them to go overseas (a fair enough compromise between the need to support the war effort and the need to avoid the national unity crisis that would be triggered by forcing the predominantly anti-war, pro-King Québécois to fight in Europe). It turns out he said that in 1942 during the lead-up to a national plebiscite on the issue of moving towards "true" conscription. From what I gather, King was essentially saying that a "yes" victory would allow the government to enact conscription but, at the time, there was no guarantee that they would eventually have to do so.
  5. "Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription."
  6. Perhaps because failure isn't an emotion?
  7. I'm still at .500
  8. lowkey suspect that KittenSmith95 guy is Cody
  9. Side note, but what a great commemorative bill.
  10. Read this over Christmas. An excellent look into the dynamics of Carter's White House and how his administration's foreign policy was shaped. It was very interesting to see how the infighting and power dynamics played out among his cabinet members, aides, and staff -- they really can exert a considerable amount of influence on the President (which, if you think about the roles they play, makes a lot of sense but that's not something I had really thought about before). And, of course, a major theme throughout the book was the fact that Carter came to DC as an outsider with little foreign policy expertise, which made him only more susceptible to "the establishment." What's that saying again? Those who don't learn from history...gah, I forget the rest. Bought this when it came out, started it, didn't finish (I hate doing that, but it happened). Read it all the way through last month. A fun read.
  11. Who's "they"?
  12. This thread continues to reaffirm my perception that 95% of the faces behind all of your computer screens are 19-to-35-year-old brown-haired white men.
  13. Tankenstein