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jimmy olsen

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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1200 on: November 11, 2018, 02:06:04 am »
Highest midterm turnout since 1914.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectProject/status/1061351586579005441

That's counting turnout % of registered voters. Obviously the 19th amendment, voting rights act, etc have greatly expanded the franchise.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1201 on: November 11, 2018, 03:39:08 am »
Question to you guys, is your signature stable? Mine is, but a lot of people I know scrawl wildly different things whenever they sign something.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1202 on: November 11, 2018, 03:49:20 am »
I'm not sure. Some features are pretty consistent and some highly variable.

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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1203 on: November 12, 2018, 09:32:15 pm »
We win the Senate seat in Arizona: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/kyrsten-sinema-arizona-senator.html

It is probably just a formality until the Republicans are the winners in Florida and Mississippi but we will see.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1204 on: November 12, 2018, 09:41:44 pm »
Mississippi?  Do you mean Georgia?
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1205 on: November 12, 2018, 09:46:35 pm »
Texans.  :rolleyes:
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1206 on: November 12, 2018, 09:49:12 pm »
Mississippi?  Do you mean Georgia?

Mississippi has a run-off election because no one got 50% of the vote.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1207 on: November 12, 2018, 09:49:17 pm »
Mississippi?  Do you mean Georgia?

I was talking about the Senate. No Georgia Senate seats were up for election while the Mississippi Senate seat is headed towards a runoff. The runoff is, as far as I can see, a forgone conclusion.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1208 on: November 12, 2018, 11:29:32 pm »
Mississippi?  Do you mean Georgia?

I was talking about the Senate. No Georgia Senate seats were up for election while the Mississippi Senate seat is headed towards a runoff. The runoff is, as far as I can see, a forgone conclusion.

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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1209 on: November 12, 2018, 11:31:41 pm »
Well I'll be hanged!

Yeah...that was an...unfortunate turn of phrase.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1210 on: November 12, 2018, 11:54:04 pm »
Well I'll be hanged!

Yeah...that was an...unfortunate turn of phrase.

That's charitable.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1211 on: November 13, 2018, 12:15:59 am »
Well I'll be hanged!

Yeah...that was an...unfortunate turn of phrase.

Lol, there is no way on God's green earth that was anything other than the unvarnished truth coming out of her mouth.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1212 on: November 13, 2018, 12:48:51 am »
Who are you talking about?
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1213 on: November 13, 2018, 01:15:52 am »
Who are you talking about?

GOP Mississippi candidate said if she was invited to a public hanging she'd be happy to come.

Her opponent is African-American.
It is far better for the truth to tear my flesh to pieces, then for my soul to wander through darkness in eternal damnation.

Jet: So what kind of woman is she? What's Julia like?
Faye: Ordinary. The kind of beautiful, dangerous ordinary that you just can't leave alone.
Jet: I see.
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Re: US Election 2018 Thread
« Reply #1214 on: November 13, 2018, 03:35:31 am »
Ouch.
You know I'm going to lose
And gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it
Baby, I don't want to live forever.