Oct 6, 2015 uubuntu commented on Seahawks Win Weird Game Weirdly.
As a New Englander, I remember last year -- a 2-2 record with a bad loss, a lucky win and lots of questions about our offensive line. People around here were ready to bench Brady. Sound familiar?

Then we were "on to Cincinnati" and suddenly looked unbeatable. It's your turn now.

You're still be the best team in the NFC. See you in February.
Dec 3, 2013 uubuntu commented on Screw Open Threads.
I'm from Boston, and a general Pat's booster. The AFC consists of Denver (and maybe Cincinnati), and everyone else. NE, KC and IND are all weak teams with good records and lucky endings. By most sabermetric measures, the NFC is a much stronger conference, with at least 5 teams (SEA, CAR, NO, SF, PHI) comparable to (or better than) Denver.

I wouldn't bet against the NFC team this year (unless the odds were really good)
Nov 11, 2013 uubuntu commented on Will Elizabeth Warren Challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination?.
@3: "Warren is to far left for national politics, she only got 53% of the vote in uber-liberal Massachusetts."

I've lived in "Uber-liberal Massachusetts" for the past 30 years. We're not particularly liberal, and we've elected Republican governors in 1990 (Weld), 1994 (Weld -- by a 41 point margin!), 1998 (Celluci) and 2002 (Romney). We also elected Scott Brown in the Senate, and he could have continued his tenure, had he not started falling in line with the national Republican Party agenda and ignored the needs of his constituencies.

The Republican Party in Massachusetts is a mess. That doesn't make Massachusetts liberal, it only makes Massachusetts Democratic. Democratic is not the same as liberal, and we in Massachusetts (like the rest of New England) would be happy to vote Republican, if the Republicans weren't the party of Christian-Libertarianism, beholden to this bizarre ideology. We have in the past and we will in the future.

FWIW, Warren has been an excellent senator, and I say this as a former Brown supporter. But she won't be the Democratic Party nominee for President. Wall Street will cut off funds long before she can get any primary traction.
Jan 24, 2013 uubuntu commented on Clinton or Warren in 2016?.
I would like a Clinton/Warren ticket. But I still want Liz Warren to by my Senator for a full term.
Jan 24, 2013 uubuntu commented on Clinton or Warren in 2016?.
It's not that tough a choice.

I'm from Massachusetts, and think Elizabeth Warren was a terrific candidate (and expect her to be an excellent senator). Ideologically, I line up with Warren very well, and will enthusiastically support her candidacy. She may make a terrific President. In 2020 (or 2024).

I don't line up all that well with Hillary Clinton ideologically. However, she has been an excellent New York Senator, and has done a very good job in representing US foreign policy interests in the world as Sec of State. (keep in mind that those foreign policy interests don't always line up with my ideological interests, but this country is far too right wing for my interests to be properly represented)

So between the political, domestic policy and foreign policy experience, I will support Hillary Clinton in 2016 (assuming she runs), regardless of who runs against her in the primary. I think she will represent the center of the country very well, and perhaps continue pushing it ever so slightly to the left.
Dec 27, 2012 uubuntu commented on Rep. Ed Markey to Run for John Kerry's US Senate Seat.
Massachusetts has several good people who are likely to take a run against Brown. Markey will make a good choice, as will Mike Capuano and Vicki Kennedy. Brown may be tough to beat, but we should be able to beat him (especially as people like Elizabeth Warren remain popular)
Nov 27, 2012 uubuntu commented on Chris Christie, the Most Hated Republican Among Republicans, Is the Most Popular Republican in the Country.
"Richard Nixon was the last Republican to win the presidency on a ticket without a Bush."

Even more than that, the last Republican ticket to win the presidency without a Bush or Nixon? Herbert Hoover -- 84 years ago.
Oct 23, 2012 uubuntu commented on Final Obama/Romney Debate Caption Contest.
My favorites:

#31 (Ohhhhh golly ... my binder is so full of woman)
#47 (Leading from behind)

And the Steely Dan reference is cute. Of course the round peg square hole comment is priceless:
Oct 23, 2012 uubuntu commented on Mitt Romney, the Man of a Thousand Faces, Tried to Put on an Obama Mask Tonight. It Didn't Go Well..
@9 -- You heard right. The broadcast media didn't pick it up. They also didn't notice when he said that the US doesn't install dictators, which should also have been seen as laughably naive. But Rmoney says so many incorrect things and he speaks so quickly, that it's difficult for many in the broadcast media to pick them out.

Here's Charlie Pierce (who did notice the many "inaccurate assertions" of Rmoney last night) on the debate:

Oct 12, 2012 uubuntu commented on "I want to be blunt. We should not be fighting about equal pay for equal work and access to birth control in 2012. These issues were resolved years ago until the Republicans brought them back.".
I'm from Massachusetts. The race is extremely close. That was the 3rd (of 4) debates, and (unfortunately) was only on cable TV (the others were on free TV). She was strong throughout, and Brown was saying many of the same things over and over. One especially nice thing was that she finally responded to Brown's insistence that the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses have endorsed him and criticized her. She (finally) pointed out that these are two very Republican organizations. She also hung him on taking the Norquist pledge.

Unfortunately, this debate was probably the least-seen of the 3 so far, even if it was Warren's best.