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Postby San Lumen » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:37 am

Telconi wrote:
San Lumen wrote:I don't think Florida realizes the opportunity they blew. several years from now they will regret it but the damage will have been done. I may never fully forgive them.


They elected DeSantis tho, Florida's Supreme Court will be conservative.

and that will have repercussions for years to come

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Postby Arlenton » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:37 am

San Lumen wrote:
Arlenton wrote:I don't think this has been mentioned, but Ron DeSantis will replace three of the 4 liberal leaning FL supreme court justices, ending the 4-3 liberal majority.

I don't think Florida realizes the opportunity they blew. several years from now they will regret it but the damage will have been done. I may never fully forgive them.

Florida had a great night!

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Postby Arlenton » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:38 am

San Lumen wrote:
Telconi wrote:
They elected DeSantis tho, Florida's Supreme Court will be conservative.

and that will have repercussions for years to come

That sounds really good and gun friendly.

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Postby Telconi » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:38 am

San Lumen wrote:
Telconi wrote:
They elected DeSantis tho, Florida's Supreme Court will be conservative.

and that will have repercussions for years to come


well yeah, people like you won't get to implement horrible policy agendas, I don't see why they'd regret protecting themselves from garbage polices...
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Postby Thermodolia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

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Why can't the Supreme Leader be ousted? The first order suffered huge loses and now the final battle is in sight.

I actually sympathized more with the First Order since the Republic/Resistance seemed to be full of idiots.

But the Disney Wars films are awful anyway, so that probably explains it.

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Postby San Lumen » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

Western Vale Confederacy wrote:
San Lumen wrote:I don't think Florida realizes the opportunity they blew. several years from now they will regret it but the damage will have been done. I may never fully forgive them.


By your logic, the newly Democrat states will also regret it.

I still maintain that Pelosi is a literal egg that will just feed ammunition to the Republican machine.


Yet many didn't think so. I think more seats will flip in 2020. The senate map in 2020 is much more favorable too. In my state we have a Democratic State Senate for the first time in decades despite the age old tactic of Republicans using the the Mayor of NYC as a bogeyman. The people of the state said enough is enough.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

Arlenton wrote:
San Lumen wrote:and that will have repercussions for years to come

That sounds really good and gun friendly.


I wouldn't be so sure about that, the Florida GOP doesn't have a great track record on guns as of late. Frankly they're on about the same level as the Dems from my state.

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Postby Loben » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

San Lumen wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:
If he's the Supreme Leader he can't be ousted.[/quote

Why can't the Supreme Leader be ousted? The first order suffered huge loses and now the final battle is in sight.


What in the fuck is this

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Postby Thermodolia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

San Lumen wrote:
Telconi wrote:
>Compared political opponents to literal fantasy villains...

Tell me more about how you care about the other side...


is there something wrong with me calling him that? Many friends of mine do and they call the GOP the First Order.

The friend argument really?
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Postby San Lumen » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:40 am

Thermodolia wrote:
Blackledge wrote:I actually sympathized more with the First Order since the Republic/Resistance seemed to be full of idiots.

But the Disney Wars films are awful anyway, so that probably explains it.

I’ve always been partial to the Empire myself

You want a literal military coup so this doesnt surprise me in the slightest

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Postby Thermodolia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:40 am

The Black Forrest wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:
If he's the Supreme Leader he can't be ousted.


Are you voting for Kang or Kodos?

Don’t blame me I voted for Kodos
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Postby Telconi » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:40 am

Thermodolia wrote:
San Lumen wrote:
is there something wrong with me calling him that? Many friends of mine do and they call the GOP the First Order.

The friend argument really?


I mean, I have friends who often reference democrats in terms which specifically separate them from 'people'...
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Postby Loben » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:40 am

San Lumen wrote:
Telconi wrote:
>Compared political opponents to literal fantasy villains...

Tell me more about how you care about the other side...


is there something wrong with me calling him that? Many friends of mine do and they call the GOP the First Order.


Its cringey as hell, and frankly it makes the new trilogy even less appealing.

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Postby Arlenton » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Arlenton wrote:That sounds really good and gun friendly.


I wouldn't be so sure about that, the Florida GOP doesn't have a great track record on guns as of late. Frankly they're on about the same level as the Dems from my state.

How?

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Postby Loben » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 am

San Lumen wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:I’ve always been partial to the Empire myself



You want a literal military coup so this doesnt surprise me in the slightest


Tarkin did nothing wrong.

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Postby Ifreann » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 am

Liriena wrote:Apparently Gillum and Nelson are rescinding their concessions as their margins keeps getting narrower. Recounts are becoming likely.

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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 am

San Lumen wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:I’ve always been partial to the Empire myself

You want a literal military coup so this doesnt surprise me in the slightest


Naaah, I bet I can convince Therm that a populist coup backed by a loyal chunk of the army and organized militias for the sake of national renewal and national salvation will work better.

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Postby Arlenton » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 am

San Lumen wrote:
Telconi wrote:
>Compared political opponents to literal fantasy villains...

Tell me more about how you care about the other side...


is there something wrong with me calling him that? Many friends of mine do and they call the GOP the First Order.

Can we be the original Empire instead? I don't like the new trilogy.

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Postby Thermodolia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
San Lumen wrote:I don't think Florida realizes the opportunity they blew. several years from now they will regret it but the damage will have been done. I may never fully forgive them.


Thankfully nobody in Florida will ever know you even exist so I doubt it'll bother them much.

And even if they did they would probably think they dodged a bullet
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Postby Petrasylvania » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 am

Seangoli wrote:
Blackledge wrote:I think Trump wishes he'd lost and he had a tv show about being president instead.


Ding! We got ourselves a winner , folks.

Donnie's Producers Gambit Backfire is taking an awful long time to resolve.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:43 am

Arlenton wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:
I wouldn't be so sure about that, the Florida GOP doesn't have a great track record on guns as of late. Frankly they're on about the same level as the Dems from my state.

How?


Did you miss that big gun control package that Rick Scott signed? It's become the basis for anti-gun efforts across the whole country, including my very own state.

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Postby San Lumen » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:44 am

Thermodolia wrote:
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Thankfully nobody in Florida will ever know you even exist so I doubt it'll bother them much.

And even if they did they would probably think they dodged a bullet

I hope they enjoy more red tide and losing medicaid coverage. Im sure the seniors in Florida will love that.

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Postby Petrasylvania » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:44 am

Telconi wrote:
San Lumen wrote:and that will have repercussions for years to come


well yeah, people like you won't get to implement horrible policy agendas, I don't see why they'd regret protecting themselves from garbage polices...

Soo what's it like having Governor Newsom?
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Postby Astrolinium » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:44 am

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Win some and lose some like the rest of the country. From what I've gathered, Liberal justices will be taking control of North Carolina.

Are they appointed or elected?


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Postby Thermodolia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:45 am

San Lumen wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:I’ve always been partial to the Empire myself

You want a literal military coup so this doesnt surprise me in the slightest

The Empire brought stability and order and they got cool shit
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