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  1. 5 points
    Wideleft

    US Politics

    Americans must accept that none of these things ever happened By Dana Milbank Columnist June 3 at 7:12 PM Oh no, he didn’t. I believe President Trump when he says “I never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty.’ ” I believe him even though Britain’s Sun newspaper published an interview with Trump the day before in which he referred to the Duchess of Sussex with that very word — and even though the Sun has a recording. Likewise, I believed Trump when he visited Britain last year and said “I didn’t criticize the prime minister” – even though the Sun also had a recorded interview of him that time, criticizing Prime Minister Theresa May. And I am fully prepared to believe Trump tomorrow if he says “I never called Sadiq Khan a ‘stone cold loser’ ” — even though Trump, landing in Britain on Monday, called the London mayor just that in a tweet that misspelled Khan’s name and also mocked him for being short. I believe all this and more because the alternative is unthinkable: that our great nation inflicted on the world a president who is, well, a stone cold loser, boorish and ignorant. Therefore I plan to do as Trump does: live today as if yesterday never happened. But it’s not enough to imagine away this week’s name-calling. To preserve national dignity, Americans must accept that none of the following ever happened: Trump did not shove the prime minister of Montenegro and he didn’t declare that he “fell in love” with the dictator of North Korea. He didn’t hang up on the Australian prime minister, nor attack the pope on Twitter. He didn’t use a phony accent to imitate the Indian prime minister, nor make fun of Chinese leaders’ eyewear. He didn’t refer to African nations and Haiti as “shithole countries.” At no time did Trump confuse the Baltics with the Balkans. Never did he tastelessly comment on the French first lady’s body. He certainly did not invent the country of “Nambia,” nor did he boast about selling Norway a fighter jet that only exists in a computer game. He didn’t mispronounce Nepal as “nipple.” Under no circumstance did Trump assert that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea,” nor did he believe North Korea’s dictator over Japan’s prime minister. He most definitely did not land in Israel and announce: “We just got back from the Middle East.” He didn’t skip a visit to a U.S. military cemetery in France because of a little rain. He didn’t accept Vladimir Putin’s word over that of U.S. intelligence, and when told “do not congratulate” Putin on his rigged election victory, he did not congratulate. He didn’t refer to Brussels as a “hellhole” nor assert that “Belgium is a beautiful city.” And spellingthe British prime minister’s name as that of a British porn actress? Never happened. His administration didn’t confuse Singapore with Indonesia and China with Taiwan, nor misidentify the Australian prime minister, nor misspell “Denmark.” Not once did Trump vow to “promote the possibility of lasting peach” in the Middle East. Trump simply did not advise the French to dump water on Notre Dame Cathedral from the sky, nor did he claim that Finland avoids fires by “raking” forests. He didn’t fabricate trade figures in talks with the Canadian prime minister. Neither did he falsely accuse South Africa of “large scale killing” of farmers, nor volunteer any thoughts, ever, on “what happened last night in Sweden.” Trump, furthermore, did not sign the guest book at Israel’s Holocaust memorial with the words “so amazing.” He didn’t pull his name from a Group of Seven communique. He didn’t take a limousine and a golf cart instead of walking with other world leaders at summits. He didn’t struggle with a group handholding exercise in Manila, his knuckles didn’t whiten in the grip of Emmanuel Macron, and Melania Trump did not swat his hand away on the tarmac in Tel Aviv. Furthermore, Trump did not reveal secret Israeli intelligence to Russia. He didn’t accuse Germany of being “totally controlled by Russia.” He didn’t taunt the French over street protests, attack the idea of NATO, use an all-caps tweet to threaten Iran with annihilation, hail “fantastic” strongmen nor pine for the reign of Moammar Gaddafi. Fortunately, it has all been a misunderstanding. For if an American president had actually done even a fraction of the above, it would be an indelible national disgrace.
  2. 4 points
    Arnold_Palmer

    2019 Main Training Camp

    People are taking this too literal. Who knows what goes down between the organization and the players in private. Obviously he doesn’t want to be playing football right, it’s just a very vague answer. He’s not going to throw Thompskins under the bus he has too much class for that.
  3. 4 points
    wanna-b-fanboy

    US Politics

    Who's AWESOME?
  4. 4 points
    Mr Dee

    2019 Main Training Camp

  5. 4 points
    Mr Dee

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Coach’s Show - June 3 Typical show. Centre battle is close - Michael Couture, Cody Speller. Desjarlais and Gray...playing well. Looking nasty. Foketi - hopeful that he’ll be in their plans. 👁‍🗨Myself, I don’t see it. Thompkins - Just hard to get a hold of him. 👁‍🗨I think he’s gone. Eli - picking up the game very well after sitting out a year. “Lot of upside on players. Be very hard to keep them all. For now, and the building a future roster.” - O’Shea Bye week in second week allows decisions to allow nicked up players to heal another week with their present roster. 👁‍🗨In case there’s any doubt.. “It’s Nichols team. Streveler will play a huge part for this team.” Bennett and McGuire will play Thursday. Key areas to focus on Thursday- o-line, dbs, receivers, QB.
  6. 4 points
    bustamente

    US Politics

    This sums up Trump
  7. 3 points
    wbbfan

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Some really tough choices coming up for the coaching staff. DL is really deep. If we parted ways with Roh and Nevis that'd free up a good chunk of money for NFL cast offs. Jefferson, Jeffcoat, Richardson, and Bryant would give us a great line. Di McCallister and roster jake Thomas as the back up interior guy. Griffiths and Lachance are both interesting guys, but I think only Griffiths sticks around. On the OL I think speller and couture are neck and neck. But experience will get couture the nod. Along with gray, Neufeld, Bryant, and Hardrick. I think Desjarlais will be the 6th man. Which leaves a choice to hide Eli or speller. I think Eli's upside has a big edge for being the guy to hide/develop. Even RB. Obviously, no one will supplant Harris. I can't see Augustin beating out Oliveira. Brady just has too much raw talent, size, and skills (hands). Even then Augustine has done everything asked of him and deserves to be on a roster. Santiago looks dynamic and dangerous but I can't see where we would work him in or a reason to keep him on the PR with the above 3. The last preseason game is going to be huge for Mccallister, Bryant, Richardson, Nevis, and Roh. I feel like the contracts will make it hard for Nevis and Roh to outfight the new guys for spots. The young 3 are just soo explosive. I expect to see the starting core of the OL in front of Nichols, which is going to make the last guys even harder.
  8. 3 points
    wanna-b-fanboy

    US Politics

    Anyone curious on how Impeachment works, here you go: This might come in handy in a few weeks.
  9. 3 points
    rebusrankin

    2019 Main Training Camp

    2017 seems like a poor draft, although if Gray is who we think he is and plays 5-10 years, this opinion will change.
  10. 3 points
    17to85

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Gee I bet no one in the Bombers management thought of that....
  11. 3 points
    AKAChip

    2019 Main Training Camp

    He’s been hurt but also he’s not very good.
  12. 3 points
    Brandon

    GDT Tiger-Cats @ RedBlacks

    He played in the final week of the season in a garbage game ? Aside from that he had 6 games where he had only zero or one completions? He had only 39 pass attempts with Ottawa and 29 with Winnipeg the season before.... hardly more of an opportunity.
  13. 3 points
    Mark F

    US Politics

    Waiting to see your proof of Democrats flooding the vote with non eligible paid off voters. Should be coming today right?
  14. 3 points
    Wideleft

    US Politics

    Clinton- yes and if the case reopens to find Clinton raped underage women, the full weight of the law should come down on him. Same with Prince Andrew, Alan Dershowitz, Donald Trump and anyone else. Don't know where you got Podesta, but the only people claiming that are QAnon (which makes a lot sense when I reflect on all your posts). You know who really looked the other way on this? Try Epstein's lawyers: Alan Dershowitz (you'll note he's implicated as a suspect as well), Ken Starr and Gerald Lefcourt. For those who don't know Gerald Lefcourt, he married into the Sackler family (Purdue Pharma) who now have 36 states suing them over their aggressive marketing and distribution of oxycontin (they own Oxycontin!) without proper oversight. It's a real den of snakes here. Oh oh oh - one more thing. The U.S. State Attorney of South Florida that bypassed normal legal processes to give Epstein a sweet hush hush deal is Alex Acosta, current Secretary of Labour for Donald Trump. Talk about looking the other way. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pa5zyv/the-jeffrey-epstein-story-is-fanning-the-flames-of-far-right-pedophilia-panic The Jeffrey Epstein Story Is Fanning the Flames of Far-Right Pedophilia Panic https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a12775932/sackler-family-oxycontin/ The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis
  15. 3 points
    17to85

    US Politics

    Whataboutism right on cue.
  16. 3 points
    rebusrankin

    2019 Main Training Camp

    I thought the first thing Bomber fans talked about was how much of a turnaround Willie Jefferson had made in his life the past few months.
  17. 2 points
    Colin Unger

    2019 Main Training Camp

    If we end up with an all-star calibre offensive lineman with a long career in Winnipeg i think we won that draft compared to what other teams did.
  18. 2 points
    rebusrankin

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Absolutely. For us, Gray is the only one left. Now if we get 5-10 years of him as a starting OL that is still a decent draft to me.Yeah but looking at that draft not too many teams did well.
  19. 2 points
    Bomber_fanaddict

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Looking at the 2017 draft class. It doesnt look like many are in the league still or have had much of an impact.
  20. 2 points
    wanna-b-fanboy

    US Politics

  21. 2 points
    17to85

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Well if the guy doesn't walk to talk why assume he will talk to his agent? I mean you can reach out all you like but if the other party doesn't want to reach back what do you do?
  22. 2 points
    Mark F

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Eve of destruction of the Riders!
  23. 2 points
    do or die

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Who cares
  24. 2 points
    wanna-b-fanboy

    US Politics

    Nice guide, good read for those that want a bit of clarification from "legalese". Guide to the Mueller Report’s Findings on “Collusion” "What follows is a detailed guide to the Mueller Report’s evidence on collusion. The analysis discusses affirmative evidence and countervailing evidence in the Report, references the Special Counsel’s court filings and reliable news reports that help shed additional light on information in the Report, and identifies significant loose ends that the investigation was unable to answer." https://www.justsecurity.org/63838/guide-to-the-mueller-reports-findings-on-collusion/
  25. 2 points
    Mark F

    US Politics

    Didn't know about that till I read this: A George Nader Primer: I had no idea. https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/
  26. 2 points
    SpeedFlex27

    GDT Tiger-Cats @ RedBlacks

    If as you say that he wasn't given enough reps to make a meaningful evaluation when he played here then how can you say he's above average?
  27. 2 points
    wanna-b-fanboy

    2019 Main Training Camp

    I thought they would be on the field at the same time. Nichols to Matthews was supposed to be THE thing this year.
  28. 2 points
    JCon

    GDT Tiger-Cats @ RedBlacks

    We're there in week 4. I'm not sure if we'll need to show blitz on every play, as our front 4 may be able to get to him anyhow, but I would certainly consider it. It would keep him on his toes watching for a combination of Bighill, Jeffcoat, Jefferson, etc. coming in for the hit. Never mind the interior guys who should be able to push through too.
  29. 2 points
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Around The NHL 2018/2019

    Ship. im surprised they got anything for a UFA. Major win! Next deadline they'll be looking for another 2nd line center 🙄
  30. 2 points
    Tracker

    GDT Tiger-Cats @ RedBlacks

    I believe this is an example of "damning with faint praise".
  31. 2 points
    Mr Dee

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Chris Streveler Fleet-footed Bombers’ sophomore Streveler working on becoming well-rounded quarterback.. “I definitely don’t ever go into a play thinking, ‘OK, I’m gonna run it on this play,’” Streveler said. “You’ve got to go through your reads and then if things break down, it’s definitely a tool that you have in your toolbox. If things don’t look right or things are breaking down, you can incorporate that into your game.” “I’m never saying on any particular play, ‘I can’t wait to run.’ You’re a quarterback and however you can put a drive together and move the ball, that’s your job.” While Streveler says he doesn’t want to “overuse or rely” on his scrambling ability, O’Shea doesn’t see that as an issue. “I think he’s pretty damn good,” O’Shea said. “His style of play and his game are very effective for him and for us. If it was a case where he’s missing touchdowns all over the field, you would show him those and he would learn from them, but that’s not the case. He’s gained enough experience to know the times to stand in and throw and the times to take off and go. He’s very effective in that regard.” https://winnipegsun.com/sports/football/cfl/winnipeg-bluebombers/fleet-footed-bombers-sophomore-streveler-working-on-becoming-well-rounded-quarterback#click=https://t.co/kLUBoLX9EX 👁‍🗨Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Streveler this year with a particular set of plays designed with him in mind..
  32. 2 points
    Mark F

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Low bar
  33. 2 points
    bigg jay

    2019 Main Training Camp

    He was the 5th ranked OL in his draft year... just because he didn't pan out, it doesn't mean it was a bad pick.
  34. 1 point
    rebusrankin

    2019 Main Training Camp

    I think its Neufeld/Couture/Gray/Desjarlais on the active roster with Speller on the two man reserve and Eli on the PR to start the season.
  35. 1 point
    Adrenaline_x

    US Politics

    As much was i would love to see impeachment proceedings start, i don't see it happening. The REP hold the senate and aren't going to vote to impeach. All the REP house and senate members are a disgrace. They are locked on that this is a DEM vs REP issue, when its really A REP and DEM vs a Corrupt President issue. The Reps need to realize that trump is corrupt and made many different attempt to obstruct justice and let him burn on his own. Purging trump before the next election is their best chance for redemption. But i hope they go down in flames like the morally corrupt tire fire they are.
  36. 1 point
    Gotmilt

    2019 Main Training Camp

    Well it does sound like a lot more fun cruising around on AB's private jet and hanging out in Miami than being at TC.
  37. 1 point
    johnzo

    2019 Main Training Camp

    nice post! deep cut cuts deep!
  38. 1 point
    Goalie

    2019 Main Training Camp

    IMO Thompkins is easily replaceable. We need to find our own zylstra or guy like that... Thompkins was never gonna be that guy.
  39. 1 point
    Gotmilt

    2019 Main Training Camp

    there's probably more than enough money to go around. Kenbrell's 60k a year is probably peanuts to when AB is giving him to train with him.
  40. 1 point
    Mark F

    US Politics

    The stupidest thing about the right wing clinton hatred, is that , other than his folksy image, he is/ was a leading neo liberal. In other words, right wing. When you're screwing your supporters, got to at least give them someone to hate in exchange for their cheaply bought vote.
  41. 1 point
    Gotmilt

    2019 Main Training Camp

    I saw some videos of Kenbrell hanging out with Antonio Brown this offseason. Seems like both of those dudes have lost their damn minds.
  42. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Around The NHL 2018/2019

    And they offer chance to play with his bro. RANT: Can't believe how many peeps on the Freep site thought the Jets were a Cup contender this year.
  43. 1 point
    Doublezero

    GDT Tiger-Cats @ RedBlacks

    Based on his stats from last year with the Redblacks when he played in 8 games. More opportunity there than he ever had here. His completion percentage and QB efficiency rating from 2018 was higher than Streveler, Collaros, Pipkin, Jeff Matthews and even BLM. Plus, Davis can take off and run very effectively. That's what I like about him, he's a mobile QB who can only get better with more game time reps. I think he's exciting to watch. Just my opinion but now that he's the starter for them, lets wait and see
  44. 1 point
    Mark H.

    3 stars plus hh first pre season game.

    Das Blutbad
  45. 1 point
    JCon

    2019 CFL Season: Around the League

    My god, a Rider game at 3? They're going to drive people away from the CFL in droves.
  46. 1 point
    wanna-b-fanboy

    US Politics

    Yeah- it's pretty crazy- the pedophile is linked to some serious big hitters in the "Grand Bargain": MSZ (The main guy in all this) MSB,
  47. 1 point
    gcn11

    GDT Pre-season Game 1 - Edmonton at Bombers

    Anyone expecting crisp. precision play in pre-season, obviously forgot that it's pre-season. There was very little useful information about most of our players to the untrained eye.
  48. 1 point
    TrueBlue4ever

    Upcoming Movies

    So, what are you saying?
  49. 1 point
    It would be even more awesome if they used the CFL rules.....
  50. 1 point
    TrueBlue4ever

    Your *HATE* goes in here

    Well, here we go, and there's a lot of hate to go around. As a wise man once said: Don't know if the following rant will be of any entertainment value to any of you, but my therapist says it should do me a world of good. For starters: People/things I should hate but don't Darian Durant - jerk move, but him leaving freed up cash and landed us Bighill, so the love points balance out the hate. I'm good with it. Gary Bettman - Phoenix and Florida are flops and Carolina is pretty poor (chalk a lot of that up to lousy arena locations as much as anything), but hockey is big in the non-traditional markets of Dallas, San Jose, Nashville, and Tampa Bay, and he had the foresight to beat the NFL into Vegas, which has become a hockey mad town. And he let the Jets back in the sandbox, so hard to hate on that. PK Subban - rival we boo because he's a bit of a diva, a diver, a bit chippy, and a self-promoter. But mostly because he is really good. Plus he donated $10 million of his salary to a children's hospital, and his self-promotion is as much about growing the game as his own brand. Actually a pretty classy guy with the fans - grudging respect for a guy we'd adore if he was a Jet. Rod Black - He's a hyper broadcaster with a penchant for goofy nicknames, which rubs many the wrong way. And his interview skills can be downright embarrassing. But it's all in service of selling the CFL. He is an ardent booster, and does not play favorites. He likes to sell the players as stars as well as promote the teams, which is how the NFL broadcasts have always done it. Can appreciate what he is trying to do if not a fan of how it comes across on the TV. I have no issue with him. Flame away. Saskatchewan Roughriders fans - Hey, stop throwing things at me! I know I am in the severe minority, but simply put, I don't waste any time going to their message board to listen to their chatter about how they get screwed over, that they are owed respect, that they are the greatest team ever, or whatever else most on this board tell me they are up to. I can't be bothered to care. They are die-hard fans who are one of the strongest franchise models in the CFL and support their team through thick and thin in a community model that encompasses the whole province. And I personally have never had an issue with any of them at a Banjo Bowl, Labour Day game of otherwise. hey have always been courteous and welcoming to me when I have been the same to them. Bitter rivals for sure, but no personal animosity. My list (subject to change over time): The mild annoyances - 0.25 - Paul Edmonds as a hockey play-by-play guy - too wordy for a fast sport like hockey. Was perfect for baseball and the storytelling it requires. Would be better as an analyst. 0.25 - Dallas Cowboys - no real hate, but as a Niners fan this is kind of a lifetime achievement award. Makes for fun dinner conversation with my Texan wife. 0.5 - Miami Heat - for ruining basketball with the "buy a superteam" model which is now what all teams want to do. Fortunately, I have pretty much zero interest in basketball, so it scores low 0.5 - Buffalo Bills - for making me sit through 3 more lousy Super Bowls after they choked in the first one, and taunted America when they kept getting back there despite everyone praying for new blood. "We're Back. Deal with it, America" Best comeback to that was this sign at the Super Bowl "0-4. Deal with it, Buffalo" 0.5- Seattle Seahawks - for the L.O.B. arrogance and Richard Sherman's trash talk after knocking out my beloved Niners. For Marshawn Lynch and his "I'm here just so I won't get fined" media scrum nonsense. For Pete Carroll not running the ball and handing those stinking Patriots a Super Bowl. For thinking that neon lime green looks good in a uniform. One hate point for each, but 2 love points back for their loud fans and the ORIGINAL 12th fan claim, and retiring that jersey #12 for them, and 1.5 love points for drafting a one-armed defensive back who is a great player and a greater human being and role model. 0.5 - soccer players who dive, and the soccer refs who refuse to card them for unsportsmanlike conduct. I only care every 4 years at a World Cup. 0.5 - anthem singers who can't be bothered to learn the melody or words of the anthem they are going to sing. This is not about nervousness, You have one job! 0.5 - anthem singers who turn the song into a lounge act. Aretha Franklin once took 4 minutes, 53 seconds to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Queen of Soul, King of the World, I don't care. That is nonsense. 0.5 - The entire Sportsnet hockey panel. well, maybe just Nick Kypreos mainly. But I have a mute button on my remote, so hate is fleeting. 0.5 - Darren Dutchyshyn - I dunno, he just has that kind of punchable face, you know? And WTF is "Roof daddy????" Hear he's a bit of a hothead too, possibly because of pharmaceutical enhancements to his physique? Homer broadcasters 0.5 - Rick Jannearet (Sabres) - there's homers, there's annoying catchphrases, and there is over the top hyperactivity. He covers all the bases with a nasally high-pitched tone. But he is honest about his boosterism. Fairly innocuous. 1.0 - Johnny Most (Celtics) - this guy truly BELIEVES the world is out to get the greatest team ever, the Celtics, and worships at the altar of Larry Bird. Take it down about 5 notches, Johnny. 1.5 - Rod Peterson - a blatant homer and provocateur, the worst thing is he deep down knows this is just an act to provoke a response from haters, but he still unapologetically buys his own hype and goads those who don't get on board. More unprofessional than the blind homer. Sports parents 0.5 Bonnie Lindros - If I lived in Quebec City, would have a much higher score. Once told the Team Canada head coach "Eric has the flu, I'm sending Brett to practice instead". Since the Big E is a distant memory, most of my hate is symbolic for the "ugly generic hockey mom" 0.5 - Richard Williams - Couldn't stand his mouth or his "match-fixing" between his daughters in tennis finals, but with Venus gone and Serena alone on top, he has largely disappeared. 1.0 - Earl Woods - raised a phenom, but sad he couldn't have devoted the same time and attention to his other 4 kids or his first 3 wives. And Earl , your son's a golfer, not Jesus. Hated the branding of Tiger as the latter. Hated the media even more for lapping it up (see further down on my list). 1.5 LaVar Ball - If you run your mouth, flout college rules, say you could beat Jordan one-on-one, and boast that your kids are the next superstars of the league, then you'd better deliver. Or at least keep them from getting arrested in Asia for shoplifting and using the President to bail them out. Again, media, why do you give this clown air time? Part 2 in a bit, when I get into some more serious hatred.
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