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    U.S. Politics

    They're obviously not exactly the same, the Republicans are actively seeking to make things worse whereas the Democrats aren't, but are fine with things as they are and won't really rock the boat. What progressive tax, healthcare and especially energy initiatives could you foresee the Democrats pursuing if they had the power? I can't see any really. Maybe some tweaks to Obamacare at a push. My point is, in the grand scheme of things what is that really worth when the trajectory is downwards as things stand? How far apart are "actively making things worse" and "sitting idly while a bad situation gets worse" really? I might be lacking perspective on this but to me it's a turd sandwich either way. I hate to make false equivalencies and "both sides an issue" but I feel like giving Dems brownie points for not being as apocalyptically bad as Republicans reinforces their trademark ineffectualness and lethargy. It's what Hillary Clinton ran her disastorous campaign on. Meanwhile, earlier today 5 house Democrats voted against cutting funds for the war in Yemen, while 7 'abstained'.
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    U.S. Politics

    They both exist to maintain the status quo. Both are heavily lobbied by and beholden to often the same big money interests. There are a few finer social issues that they (vociferously) disagree on, but in terms of policy they're largely on the same page whether they realize it or not.
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    Media and punditry

    He's pretty good too.
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    Racism in Football

    I don't really see it as punishment, more that a company is making the business decision to no longer associate with an individual that hurts their image. Most companies advocate for inclusivity and against discrimination nowadays, so harboring a publicly outed racist would obviously go against that.
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    Racism in Football

    Meanwhile, on Kitson's Instagram There's always an excuse for racism isn't there.
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    Steve Bruce

    He's called fans 'mad', 'unintelligent' and 'hysteric' for criticizing him. We haven't had a manager since maybe O'Leary who took swipes at the fans before yet people are painting Bruce as the victim when he's had an easier ride from the fans than every single manager we've had since MON. Compare that to how Alex McLeish handled the absolute dogs abuse hurled his way: After the infamous Bolton game. His comments before a publicly proposed fans' protest. An actual nice guy, and not an egoist who's alright when things are okay but turns nasty when things aren't going his way.
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    Racism in Football

    Well Sterling heard it, and his reaction seems to indicate he didn't say 'Manc'. Absolutely no sympathy from me. **** a racist, especially a grown ass man shouting abuse at a young lad doing his job. I don't get the point you're making. Everything you mentioned is bad and shouldn't even take place in football in the first place, so I'm not sure how it excuses what this Chelsea fan did?
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    Steve Bruce

    Most of our recent managers had it way worse than him and handled it way better. Houllier and McLeish for example got dogs abuse but were nothing but respectful towards the fans. Turns out Bruce wasn't as nice as we thought.
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    Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi 2018/19

    Prime Brazilian Ronaldo was the type of player you'd try to create on FIFA or something. He had Adama Traore like speed and acceleration, plus Ronaldinho level skill and vision. An unbelievable finisher too, he once scored 47 goals as a teenager for Barcelona in a season. By 20 he had already scored 100 goals in senior European football. I'm certain if he hadn't been decimated by injuries he would have been the GOAT.
  10. So weird talking about Clark being too old for us to sign. Time really does fly.
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    Dean Smith

    Even our best performance under Bruce this season against Brentford, we still only managed a draw and got as good as we gave
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    Albums of the Year 2018

    I'm sure you recognize a few on my list. You really would be out of touch if you haven't heard of Ariana Grande for example
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    Players you've completely forgotten about

    Wes Hoolahan. Was on the bench for West Brom the other day.
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    Dean Smith

    Man I hate to dwell on the past, but I swear every game under DS is another nail in Steve Bruce's managerial coffin. Hopefully Pulis is next.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Uh, we won 3 in a row before drawing then winning again. 4 wins out of 6 is not win/draw. It's win/win/draw. 2.33 ppg which if kept up for the rest of the season would put us on 90 points. I imagine that would be enough for top 2.