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Beer and Queso / Re: Roger Angell on "Most Important" Vote of His Lifetime
« Last post by Limey on Today at 11:39:40 am »
The ridiculous freakout by TrumpWorld over Mueller's acquisition of emails sent from government servers is as hilarious as it is telling.  There is nothing wrong with Mueller's approach here, because the emails in question are the property of the US government, not the Trump campaign (which is why they bitched to Congress instead of going to court, because they have no legal leg on which to stand).  It's unusual for prosecutors to get a data dump like this - usually preferring to get curated records from those being investigated - but this just shows how little Mueller trusts TrumpWorld to give a complete rendering of the email correspondence.

TrumpWorlders found out about this email acquisition rather abruptly when they sauntered into interviews with Mueller's team, confident that Mueller didn't have the email goods, only to find out how wrong they were.  Hopefully, somewhere, there's a montage of shit-eating grins getting wiped off eminently punchable faces.

This will only infuriate / terrify Trump further, and speed his inevitable firing on Mueller.  The RWNM is already working on destroying the reputation of this dedicated public servant, war hero and lifelong Republican.  Word is that Trump is going to drop the hammer once Congress recesses to count its money from the tax bill heist.  He has three options to get this done:  (1) replace Sessions as AG and recess-appoint someone who is not recused from the Russia investigation who will do it; (2) demand Rosenstein fire Mueller and engage in "Saturday night massacre" serial firing until he finds his Robert Bork; or (3) claim authority to do it himself, and have Mueller forcibly removed from his office when he refuses to accept Trump's pink slip.

Any of these three will ignite a firestorm of a constitutional crisis, that Congressional Republicans will do their best to ignore.  Maybe they'll ban the words "constitution" and "crisis" and hide under their desks until it's over.
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Talk Zone / Re: Archer
« Last post by das on Today at 11:29:52 am »
Archer can pitch for my team any day of the week.  Perhaps I have an unreasonable affection for him, and I certainly wouldn't sell the farm to get him.  But if he's available for a decent price, I'm definitely in.

+1.  I love that he is a student of the game as well.  I tend to think that would fit in well with the analytics-grounded approach this team takes with pitching.  While it is great to see the impact it can have on changing the career trajectories like a McHugh, Peacock or Morton, I'd love to see it in action with someone that had Archer's talent and head for the game.  Heck, getting him out of dismal TB and in the great clubhouse in Houston could be an uptick as well.
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Talk Zone / Re: Free Agents
« Last post by Fredia on Today at 09:32:44 am »
The Astros  had a formula.  They followed it, they won.  Other teams trading for and loading up on big names can not hurt,  I am not that naive or stupid (contrary to popular belief), but if they dont have what made the Astros work like a well oiled machine wiill it work.  Will the players all do as asked, not compare playing time,  not believe there is no I  or me in team.   Its just a thought and for tho of you who are truly surprised, I do have those occasionaly.
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Beer and Queso / Re: Vintage Stereo Repair
« Last post by Limey on Today at 08:25:48 am »
I have no answer to your question, but it does give me the opportunity to post this.
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Beer and Queso / Re: Vintage Stereo Repair
« Last post by Ty in Tampa on Today at 08:21:48 am »
I'm in need of servicing an old stereo receiver...a Sansui 8080db, ca. 1975.  The radio portion doesn't seem to work at all.  I've cleaned it up, and am replacing the lamps, and have cleaned the pots and everything.  But the radio completely on the fritz is getting out of my comfort zone.  Does anyone know of a good/trusted technician for these sorts of things?  Preferably in Houston, but I suppose it can be shipped if I have to (I'm trying not to, as it weighs like 60 lbs). 

There's a guy I trust in Pinellas Park if you don't get any local options.
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Talk Zone / Re: Archer
« Last post by HudsonHawk on Today at 08:10:50 am »
Archer can pitch for my team any day of the week.  Perhaps I have an unreasonable affection for him, and I certainly wouldn't sell the farm to get him.  But if he's available for a decent price, I'm definitely in. 
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Beer and Queso / Vintage Stereo Repair
« Last post by HudsonHawk on Today at 08:05:47 am »
I'm in need of servicing an old stereo receiver...a Sansui 8080db, ca. 1975.  The radio portion doesn't seem to work at all.  I've cleaned it up, and am replacing the lamps, and have cleaned the pots and everything.  But the radio completely on the fritz is getting out of my comfort zone.  Does anyone know of a good/trusted technician for these sorts of things?  Preferably in Houston, but I suppose it can be shipped if I have to (I'm trying not to, as it weighs like 60 lbs). 
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Talk Zone / Re: Free Agents
« Last post by VirtualBob on Today at 07:52:05 am »
I cannot believe the Dodgers would trade World Series Hero Charlie Culberson. Why, who can forget his game-winning homer, and his subsequent galavanting around the bases like a drunken version of "Touch 'em all" Joe Carter? At the time, I momentarily wondered to myself if he was being a tad showboat-y, but then I said, "Well, he just won this World Series game with his homer, so it's OK. In any other scenario - say, a homer that didn't even tie the game, for example - it would be an absurdly foolish and self-absorbed home run trot, but not in THIS heroic scenario..."
Damn. Completely bent the needle on my sarc-o-meter and I will have to replace it.
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Beer and Queso / Re: Texans vs Patriots
« Last post by HudsonHawk on Today at 07:50:16 am »
Unreal finish to the Patriots/Steelers game.

That was a helluva football game.  The 49ers/Titans was a pretty good finish too.  Garappolo is going to be a star in this league.
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Beer and Queso / Re: Texans vs Patriots
« Last post by HudsonHawk on Today at 07:47:56 am »
I wonder if the NFL is at all concerned about the perception that everything is stacked in the Patriots' favor.

Stacked how?  That they're able to draft better than everyone else?  Coach better than everyone else?  That when a player has come to the end of his usefulness on the field, they have no compunction about cutting said player loose?
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