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Aston Villa Team Talk/Gossip/Rumours Thread 2020/2021

Would have been nice to see Watkins score. I know he's being getting them in the Carabou cup but it would have been good to get that first league goal under his belt. Fulham look desperate. They'll surely go down unless they take drastic action in the transfer market

6 hours, 9 minutes in Soccer by Brussels Sprout 3,882 Replies 124,143 Views 1 Thank

UFC253 - Undefeated vs Undefeated

I think that the way that Adesanya beat Whitaker has been the main reason for how his last 2 fights have gone. Both Costa and Romero's number 1 goal seemed to be not to get caught with a counter-strike. Costa wasn't as defensive as Romero was but compared to his previous fights he was unrecognisable

1 day, 14 hours in Mixed Martial Arts [MMA] by Brussels Sprout 40 Replies 1,111 Views 1 Thank

Donald Trump Presidency discussion Thread VIII (threadbanned users listed in OP)

She won't even have the distinction of having been the least experienced judge at the time of nomination to this Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas had been a judge for less than 16 months when Bush I nominated him! It could have been even more farcical then that as well. He had made the shortlist for a

2 days, 1 hour in Politics by Brussels Sprout 4,095 Replies 295,894 Views 1 Thank

US Presidential Election 2020

It's quite telling that after Trump's comments about being unwilling to commit to a transfer of power, several Republicans have come out with the line "We will abide with whatever the courts decide" rather than the traditional "We will abide with whatever the people decide". It's quite likely that

2 days, 11 hours in Politics by Brussels Sprout 6,782 Replies 271,797 Views 1 Thank

Donald Trump Presidency discussion Thread VIII (threadbanned users listed in OP)

Ok so you're going down the textualist route and letting McConnell off the hook on the basis that there's nothing stopping him as set out by the constitution from behaving the way that he did. So the precedent set by previous Senates where they at least met nominees and held hearings rather than rej

6 days, 4 hours in Politics by Brussels Sprout 4,095 Replies 288,367 Views 18 Thanks

Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies

I think it may have worked in the past. In theory there's a nice symmetry to it. One of the three branches of government nominates members of another branch to be confirmed by the members of the third branch. Checks & balances and all that lark. Like most things in US politics it has completely col

6 days, 14 hours in Politics by Brussels Sprout 30 Replies 1,126 Views

Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies

Ha. That was my exact reaction. Never heard of him before. Seems to have been an interesting character

1 week in Politics by Brussels Sprout 30 Replies 769 Views

UFC Fight Night Events Thread - Spoilers Within

This is very true. I'm struggling to come up with an obvious reason for what happened to him to become this way. He seemed this way during the Usman fight rather than because of it so I'm not sure it was that fight. The fight before that he finished Till easily so it wasn't that either. It's like so

1 week in Mixed Martial Arts [MMA] by Brussels Sprout 694 Replies 26,854 Views

Coronavirus in Limerick City

Sweden are still averaging about 200 cases/day New Zealand are averaging less than 5. I know which one of those countries I'd prefer to be in if I was worried about catching Covid

1 week, 1 day in Limerick by Brussels Sprout 1,985 Replies 222,511 Views 2 Thanks

US Presidential Election 2020

If the Republicans go ahead and stick an arch-conservative on there then the last thing the Democrats should do is go along with that. That is the mistake that they have made over and over again since 2009 - giving in to the Republicans in the hope that they'll be rewarded in the future either by th

1 week, 1 day in Politics by Brussels Sprout 6,782 Replies 263,916 Views 4 Thanks

Donald Trump Presidency discussion Thread VIII (threadbanned users listed in OP)

The best appraisal of the character of Lindsey Graham by an ex-GOP strategist

1 week, 2 days in Politics by Brussels Sprout 4,095 Replies 278,149 Views 11 Thanks

US Presidential Election 2020

In this scenario could the Senate Democrats choose not to show up meaning a quorum could not be reached or anything like that? That sort of thing has definitely happened at state levels in recent years. I recall in one state, law enforcement being tasked with rounding up members of the legislature

1 week, 2 days in Politics by Brussels Sprout 6,782 Replies 261,805 Views

Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies

My understanding is that Kavanaugh has so far been more liberal than expected. Obviously it's early days but it seems highly unlikely that he's going to be the next Clarence Thomas which is what the left/right feared/hoped he would be. Actually here's a graph that pretty much shows this: https:/

1 week, 2 days in Politics by Brussels Sprout 30 Replies 1,084 Views 3 Thanks

US Presidential Election 2020

On the flip side Mitch McConnell and all of the Republicans will want to get this done before the election to lock it in in case Trump loses. So there could be a battle there between Trump and the Republicans about when to hold the Senate confirmation hearings. Not sure if the Democrats can do anyt

1 week, 2 days in Politics by Brussels Sprout 6,782 Replies 263,272 Views 1 Thank

US Presidential Election 2020

In terms of the Presidential election I think it may be better for Trump NOT to have his pick confirmed before the election. He can nominate some rabid pro-Jesus, pro-Life, pro-Second Amendment Federalist judge and leave that hanging there going into the election. That might win over some Republican

1 week, 2 days in Politics by Brussels Sprout 6,782 Replies 261,588 Views 2 Thanks