Recent content by 4Q Basket Case

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    Katie Boyd Britt in US Senate Race for Shelby’s Seat

    I get your point but would suggest directing your frustration at the DNC and the Alabama Democratic Party. The DNC has effectively ceded Alabama to the Republicans. It provides funding for Democratic candidates for state-wide office that ranges between (1) non-existent and (2) wholly...
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    Katie Boyd Britt in US Senate Race for Shelby’s Seat

    Yeah, at the time I made that prediction, I had more faith than I do now. Still, given a choice between Britt as she ran her campaign vs. Mo Brooks (dumb, irascible, ineffective, and an embarrassment waiting to happen) vs. Mike Durant (covered up the sexual abuse of his sister at the hands of...
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    Can Trumpism Survive Without Trump?

    I was telling Mrs. Basket Case about this thread, and she asked a great question: What exactly is Trumpism? In this context, I’m saying rule by force and intimidation, with a healthy dose of vengeance thrown in. Additionally, if the real facts don’t suit your story, make up fictions that do...
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    UAB's Bill Clark stepping down due to health concerns

    Really stinks for Clark, and for UAB football. He must be in a ton of pain, with no letup, to resign at this point in the year. I’m guessing Clark and the AD are hoping he’ll be healed enough to resume duties after this coming season. If not, they’ll be forced to move in a different...
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    Can Trumpism Survive Without Trump?

    After an embarrassing stumble on linking the wrong article, I’ve located the link to the right one: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/3533504-abandoned-and-increasingly-isolated-will-trump-burn-it-all-down/ Makes a persuasive case that the Republican party is finally seeing Trump for...
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    No Profanity — How many times do we go over this?

    To be clear: I don't paint myself as pure on profanity in all aspects of my life. As I've said above, I use more in my own home than I should. That's in my house. TideFans is BamaNation's house, and we're his guests. His house, his rules. I've been asked to help enforce those rules, and I...
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    Katie Boyd Britt in US Senate Race for Shelby’s Seat

    Britt ran pretty heavily on being a mother and being pro-life. I personally got really worn out with the, "As a mother....As a mama on a mission...." aspect to her campaign. As if the fact that she's birthed two children made the ensuing statement, whatever it was, Incontrovertible Truth, and...
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    Eli Ricks Arrested-Charge Dismissed by Court

    I think Saban mashed up, “interpret,” and, “interpolate,” and it came out, “enturbulate.” At least I hope that‘s the case. I’d be shocked if Saban follows Scientology in any way, shape or form.
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    Eli Ricks Arrested-Charge Dismissed by Court

    Enturbulate?
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    Arch Manning, Texas, and NILs

    Yes, they will. And what constitutes pocket change to them vs. the other 99.99% of the population is the difference between Jim Parsons and Najee Harris.
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    Question: 2 guys from London, UK are attending the Crimson Tide Football game. What's the best way to get to the game from Birmingham

    Travel from the UK is a long way to go for a football game, so I’m curious — what’s your connection to Alabama and/or the Crimson Tide? If there is no real connection, and you’re still a fan, how did that come about?
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    Katie Boyd Britt in US Senate Race for Shelby’s Seat

    Come on, Earle…The Law School of the day, Farrah Hall, was a lot closer to the parade route than today’s Law School is. Unless you started in downtown Tuscaloosa, you may have run a few blocks. You didn’t run clear past what was then Thomas Field Apartments (post WWII married student...
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    Katie Boyd Britt in US Senate Race for Shelby’s Seat

    Maggie my British Shorthair cat is smarter than Brooks. But I knew that before the election. I’m still disappointed that Britt sought Trump’s endorsement. But with her margin of victory and the unlikelihood of Trump surviving her 6-year term, I’m hopeful she’ll realize she can be herself...
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    No Profanity — How many times do we go over this?

    Had to look up what a grawlix is. And yes, provided it’s a truly random string of symbols, it’s fine. If, however, the symbols are being used as stand-ins for real letters — for example, $ in place of S, ! In place of I, or the euro symbol in place of either C or E, etc. — that’s creative use...
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    Katie Boyd Britt in US Senate Race for Shelby’s Seat

    Fair point. I‘ll change the post.