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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    Good riddance. I've got no use for entrenched, 70+ year old Congresshumans who've soaked up more than their share of Wall Street kickbacks.

    Yeah, looking at you too, San Fran Nan.
    Now that it's official let's all enjoy this again.

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  • rufus
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    They all look alike, anyway.

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  • Handyman
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    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1284587202534670345

    Sen. Marco Rubio, attempting to pay tribute to Rep. John Robert Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon who died late Friday, instead tweeted out a photo of him standing with Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last year.

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  • jericho
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    Congressman John Lewis has died at the age of 80. Wonder what you know who is going to say about it.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    Good riddance. I've got no use for entrenched, 70+ year old Congresshumans who've soaked up more than their share of Wall Street kickbacks.

    Yeah, looking at you too, San Fran Nan.
    At least Nancy's an effective leader. Engel was the proverbial t-it on a bull.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    Eliot Engel out.
    Good riddance. I've got no use for entrenched, 70+ year old Congresshumans who've soaked up more than their share of Wall Street kickbacks.

    Yeah, looking at you too, San Fran Nan.

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  • SonofSouthie
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    Eliot Engel out.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Even our representation in Congress is like that, and that’s what I was referring to.

    For the record, this isn’t a “states like Alaska should have more seats at the expense of other states” complaint. It’s a “it’s ridiculous that the House only has 435 seats for a population of 300 million and that affects places you might not think of” complaint.
    Oh I get it and agree.

    I am all for a Con amendment where states have 1 Senator for every house member. :-)
    Last edited by Kepler; 07-16-2020, 01:29 PM.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Districts are supposed to do that, but winner take all EV means the rural rubes will always drown out the sissified "urbanites." (cough, blacks).
    Even our representation in Congress is like that, and that’s what I was referring to.

    For the record, this isn’t a “states like Alaska should have more seats at the expense of other states” complaint. It’s a “it’s ridiculous that the House only has 435 seats for a population of 300 million and that affects places you might not think of” complaint.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Interestingly, in US Soccer five states are divided in two. California, Texas and New York are the obvious ones but the other two are Pennsylvania and Ohio. (DC is joined with Virginia).

    I could see a split of California, New York, and maybe even Texas into two states each.

    Something I’d rather have is smaller states having a split representation between its urban and rural areas. Increasingly, places like Anchorage have disparate views from their elected officials.
    Districts are supposed to do that, but winner take all EV means the rural rubes will always drown out the sissified "urbanites." (cough, blacks).

    Last edited by Kepler; 07-16-2020, 01:18 PM.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    I would like to see a cap on state population after which the state must be divided by and independent commission. CA should be 4 states, TX 3, FL and NY 2.

    That's much easier than what we should really do which is combine states. Or just get rid of the Senate.
    Interestingly, in US Soccer five states are divided in two. California, Texas and New York are the obvious ones but the other two are Pennsylvania and Ohio. (DC is joined with Virginia).

    I could see a split of California, New York, and maybe even Texas into two states each.

    Something I’d rather have is smaller states having a split representation between its urban and rural areas. Increasingly, places like Anchorage have disparate views from their elected officials.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    DC will become a state before PR, and even that's not very likely. Compromise might be to admit DC and either legally split CA into two states (never gonna happen), or create a 12th Federal Circuit and carve it out of the current 9th Circuit (more likely to happen and should probably happen anyway regardless).
    I would like to see a cap on state EV after which the state must be divided by an independent commission. CA should be 4 states, TX 3, FL and NY 2.

    Note this would not necessarily benefit the Dems. CA would probably break 3 D, 1 R which benefits D. FL and NY would probably split 1/1 which is a wash. TX would go 2R / 1D which is a push. Soi it's a tiny benefit to the Ds up front, but R avoids the magnitude of TX switching columns which is coming.

    That's much easier than what we should really do which is combine states. Or just get rid of the Senate.

    Last edited by Kepler; 07-16-2020, 01:01 PM.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

    Since 2/3 of the population is in San Juan, 34 or 35 of those states will be within those city limits, which is roughly 48 square miles total? A bunch of one and half square mile states. That would be kind of amusing, actually.
    I like the idea of school district boundary disputes being granted cert by SCOTUS because they are interstate.

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  • SJHovey
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    So I was just thinking, since the only way we will ever admit PR as a state is if we have a Dem supermajority, what is the most states we could admit it as? It would appear that the minimum population for admission is still, after 230+ years, 60k. PR has 3 million people.

    So let's admit is as 50 states!
    Since 2/3 of the population is in San Juan, 34 or 35 of those states will be within those city limits, which is roughly 48 square miles total? A bunch of one and half square mile states. That would be kind of amusing, actually.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    So I was just thinking, since the only way we will ever admit PR as a state is if we have a Dem supermajority, what is the most states we could admit it as? It would appear that the minimum population for admission is still, after 230+ years, 60k. PR has 3 million people.

    So let's admit is as 50 states!
    DC will become a state before PR, and even that's not very likely. Compromise might be to admit DC and either legally split CA into two states (never gonna happen), or create a 12th Federal Circuit and carve it out of the current 9th Circuit (more likely to happen and should probably happen anyway regardless).

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