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Clifford Franklin

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  1. Clifford Franklin

    The Shutdown

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    The Shutdown

    It brings me some measure of joy that it took the widely-reviled and milquetoast-seeming Nancy Pelosi to finally get the the limp noodle Democrats to play hard ball and not back down.
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    Trump and the Press

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    Trump and the Press

    Guess it's only unacceptable if you're a MAGA-hat wearing white teenager.
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    Gun Control

    The law itself seems pretty stupid, but it's a legitimate fear we're now entering a phase where any effort at legitimately reforming our gun laws in the name of public safety is going to become impossible.
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    The Shutdown

    If Trump and conservatives can ask us for blind fealty to our immigration officials in the name of national security, the rest of us should sure as heck counter with this. It feels a hell of a lot more fact-based.
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    Sort By Controversial

    Certainly feels like it. We've had a pretty contentious back and forth about it going on ever since the story first broke. Twitter has been a nightmare. The thought certainly crossed my mind whether someone bad actor out there latched onto and juiced this story for all it was worth online to create more divisiveness. Remember, Russia's endgame is not necessarily to have a puppet in the White House, though they do - it's to maximize discord and division within our shores, no matter how it's done. Twitter suspending the account that was pushing this story certainly doesn't disconfirm the theory...
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    Finally, something we can all agree on! Flat billed hats are absolutely terrible.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    Oof I remember that. Total dumpster fire. After that I think they stepped up mod enforcement policies because they found out Reddit can actively make an ongoing crisis situation worse.
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    Worst Call Ever In A Husker Game

    My mind went to that A&M game too. Remember this gem?
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    Unfortunately, we've found out over about the last week or so that everyone is stupid and awful.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    He's a never Trump conservative. Nobody is arguing this applies to white people only. I agree with you there. You've got to be able to call out your own, I think, is an important lesson in this.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    Doxxers in general are the scum of the Earth. I'm a little less upset when it's someone like that lawyer screaming obviously racist things in public at people preparing his food. When someone like that get their identity outed, I should probably feel worse on principle than I do. But these kids? Come on. Don't do that. Online mob culture is definitely getting way more toxic in this regard.
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    The Republican Utopia

    I had a good belly laugh with this.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    Like I said, privileged. But he's right on both accounts, here. The online mobs and doxxers are just awful. Truly awful.
  17. Clifford Franklin

    Immigration Ban

    First, this is important. Trump wanted SCOTUS to take up this case and declare DACA unconstitutional to do his dirty work for him. They've declined and the next time they could potentially take up a case would be the summer of 2020 during the heat of an election. It also kind of destroys Trump's offer to temporarily extend DACA in exchange for the wall. It just got temporarily extended anyway. Secondly, I found this interesting. The derp wherein anyone who doesn't support each and every one of Trump's ridiculous, cruel immigration policies is accused of wanting open borders is deafening.
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    OLine Work in Progress

    There's definitely some degree of revisionist history there. I think I've let my memories of how those teams never won a conference championship and how crappy some of those defenses were in the late Pelini/Riley era cloud my memory of the offensive lines. Really good point about Riley's scheme. We had SOME horses, but running a lot of pro sets schematically puts you at a disadvantage unless you've got a whole stable chock full of them. HIs offensive game plans didn't really lend themselves to OL success because you need outstanding talent for them to work and we didn't have that. I would pick a bone with your point about guys we've sent to the league. I still feel like most of those guys didn't really reach their full potential while here. I think in this instance the whole may have actually be less than the sum of the parts. Those guys all had NFL talent but a lot of the time our OL play didn't reflect that.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    I don't know man. The wholehearted, unapologetic embrace by the broader Religious Right - particularly evangelicals but not necessarily Catholics - is just about the damndest contradiction I've ever seen in my life. But I suppose with Christian hero Mike Pence at his side, he can do no wrong. Like, I'll never understand this. These people are insane. Isn't there at least some small impetus on religious peoples to reflect a little bit about the president and his faults? To me they possess an almost pathological inability to analyze or care about how he affects everyone else. As long as they get what they want, they don't seem to care one bit. Millions of Americans Believe God Made Trump President
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    OLine Work in Progress

    That's a good point. Looking back at the shape some of those Pelini era guys were in, and hearing what type of S&C we were doing under RIley...
  21. Clifford Franklin

    OLine Work in Progress

    Let's hope so... nowhere to go but up! If that's the case, though, what excuse did Bo have? The offenses under Watson and Beck always leaned run first until they couldn't and our lines were still generally pretty disappointing.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    At the same time, conservatives don't like to own a lot of the racism inherent in their base.
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