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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Right on, there's no human being in existence that I loathe more than Curt Schilling.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    I feel like I should send Matt an edible arrangement in celebration of his accomplishment of writing an entire column that doesn't mention Goldman Sachs once.
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    Right. Radiohead, Bon Iver, Kaskade.

    Coachella 2017: The Dour and the Stupid.
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    Also, if Coachella's top lines are really going to be Radiohead and Bon Iver, the under card would really have to sell me. Way too much dour bullshit. Way too much "I already saw this five years ago."
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    He hates large festivals so much that he has played Coachella like four different times in various guises.
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    The funny thing about all of this is that the Shins will likely be almost exactly where they were in 2012 in terms of placement, unless it's a really subpar or a really exceptional year.
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Two new polls of NH came out yesterday afternoon and today -- HRC is now polling double digits there. There's your tipping point state to get 270+ . . .

    Again, not over yet, but Trump is losing...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    No, but now that I know that Donald & Hobbes is a thing, I wish that it was!
  9. Re: JAPANDROIDS. A great band that you should probably go see.

    Whoaaaaaaaa ohhhhhh ohh oh oh
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    The biggest problem with a national voting holiday, or automatic registration, or greater access to polling places, or any of these other unambiguously good ideas is that our country has another...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Hopefully they are signing people up for permanent early voting. If I were the Democrats, I wouldn't trust local officials to not play games with election day polling places like they did during the...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    There's a very real organizing effort in Phoenix right now, and if they can register and turn out enough people, they can definitely flip the state on the presidential level, and probably send...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    This is roughly how the current polling looks.
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Not so much holdouts per se (she's currently leading in more than enough states to win) but rather states where's she not up in high single or double digits yet, states where Trump could conceivably...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    I agree, and to some extent, these hypothetical crisis events may actually hurt Trump because they remind voters that he's an unsteady hand. But if there's going to be something to really overturn...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    That's the main reason I never wanted Trump to get the GOP nod, even if he was more beatable than all of their candidates save Cruz. He's now potentially a crisis away from the presidency.
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Right, that's an important caveat -- HRC is close to the point where she's got the election won barring some sort of surprise, external event that rejiggers the race: a major terrorist attack, an...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    The last two weeks have been really, really bad for Trump. I know it feels like he's invincible because he kept surviving all of the nonsense during the primaries, but the last two weeks of the very...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    I've got HRC at 269 electoral votes sewn up. So we're getting very close to it being over.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Also, I love that Trump's outreach back to the establishment Ryan wing of the party is to embrace the elimination of the estate tax -- a tax which currently effects all of 0.2% of American estates,...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    There's also a reason why libertarianism tends to thrive almost exclusively on places like college campuses, high school debate teams, law schools, think tanks, and internet forums -- it's pure,...
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    Guys, the ever-escalating AEG/Live Nation war of attrition isn't going to take a break so that the latter's biggest act can play at the former's biggest festival.
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Universal basic income is a really interesting idea that scrambles a lot of liberal/conservative thinking about the welfare state, and even creates weird policy alliances between libertarians and...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Chill. I'm not arguing that lefitsts are in a literal political alliance with white nationalists, but I am arguing that the white nationalist crew that has taken over the Republican Party and the...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Actually, no, there is no real evidence that free trade, as a general concept, is especially unpopular. To the contrary, "free trade" continues to poll quite well, despite the white nationalist /...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    It's amazing to me that Trump is winning these people over where Willard Mitt Romney -- an actual successful businessman -- received only grudging, half-assed support.
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    I seriously don't know any Trump supporters.

    I know a ton of conservatives, but they're disproportionately highly educated and/or Mormon people, and they all seem to find Trump loathsome.
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    Re: Bonnaroo 2016 - 15th anniversary!

    Bonnaroo died with cr****
  29. Re: Did LCD Soundsystem's Meager Crowd Suggest Changes Booking Headliners Going Forwa

    This is the precise inverse of what happens when dopey NME bands like Bliffy Clyro or whatever headline the UK fests and play to indifferent tents at 3:00pm in the states.
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    These people were a small part of the Bernie electoral movement, but they were a disproportionately large segment of the Bernie Bro movement. And of course it's anecdotal -- we're literally talking...
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    It's actually a true 360 for a lot of these people, since many of them were Ron Paul people in 2008 and 2012. For this particular type of voter, it's about signaling that you want to be a part of a...
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    By the way, I'm enjoying their new editorial direction under Conde Nast. The longform Sunday reviews of classic albums are great, and the Pitch is much more interesting now that it has moved on from...
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    The Albiedamned Predicts Pitchfork Scores for Some Reason Thread
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    Re: Coachella 2017

    Curt was at Coachella last year with his family, so the festival is definitely something that I imagine they're personally aware of and would possibly enjoy the idea of playing at.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/745353746826276864
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    It will definitely take more than $200M. $200M is just basic life support-level funding.
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    Re: It's raining Ticketbastard

    I'm going to scalp the fuck out of some Slipknot tickets in Albuquerque.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXZ--rSMyfw
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    He can definitely self-fund his campaign, in the sense of it being a legal possibility. He's already loaned his campaign $45 million during the primary. But he probably has far, far less liquid...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    I honestly have no idea. The problem with getting rid of Trump -- assuming that 1,000 delegates from across the country can successfully coordinate through all of the technical and procedural...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    This is truly staggering and unbelievable.
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    Steely Dan has been approached about 2017:



    Yes, please: 2017 Oldchella 1970s edition -- Bruce Springsteen / Fleetwood Mac / Steely Dan / Tom Petty / Electric Light Orchestra / Elton John
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    Re: The Americans

    There's a lot of stuff in seasons 3 & 4 that pays off for Elizabeth, Nina, Martha, Paige, and even Sandra. This series plays a long game in the best way.

    I am willing to accept a critique that the...
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    Neil Young's historical collaborators get so much better than Eddie Vedder.
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Imagine Randy's takes on the gorilla!
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Just a few years ago, that @femme_esq tweet would have been catnip for the Limbaugh/Fox & Friends/Breitbart right wing outrage crew. Now it's people like Freddie deBoer and Glenn Greenwald losing...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Apropos our discussion a couple of days ago, I see that Brocialism Twitter and Woke Twitter are now into the second full day of fighting over this Tweet:
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    The funny thing is that this campaign is likely hurting him financially. If you subscribe to the theory that he's not really a billionaire at all, and that most of his wealth is tied up in shell...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    Here the Twilight Sad started at 7, were off by 8, and the Cure were on by 8:30.
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    I know, there are a 1,000 uncounted delegates left in California.
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