Your Clean Records = Clean Conscience” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

Beerguyrob

A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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NFL News:

  • As expected, Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was vacated today, as a result of his suicide prior to the conclusion of his appeal.
    • This means his widow will be able to go after the Patriots for the remainder of his 2012 signing bonus.
      • but Odin Lloyd’s heirs cannot, because the law now says Aaron Hernandez didn’t kill Odin Lloyd.
        • unless they attempt to seek a trial in absentia & prove Hernandez killed Lloyd, and then use that verdict to sue for a percentage of the signing bonus the widow is going for. So, no.
    • Question: Would it be a Patriots move to take this all the way to SCOTUS to avoid paying?
  • As expected, they will pair Jay Cutler with Kevin Burkhardt on Fox’s “C” team, replacing John Lynch, who went to Santa Clara to beat Jed York into a man.
  • A three-over 75 put Tony Romo in 40th place, and out of contention for the US Open.
    • the highlight of his round was the 14th hole, where he reached the 600-yard par 5 with a 370-yard drive and a 225-yard 6-iron to within 3 feet; he tapped in the eagle.
    • the lowlight was fumbling the snap on the convert immediately putting his next drive in the water & triple-bogeying the 15th.
  • A construction timeline filed with the city has the Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium completed in June 2020.
    • According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a 30-month construction time frame is ambitious compared with that of other recent stadium projects. Of the last four domed NFL stadiums built, none have been completed within 30 months.
      • By December 2017, they are hoping stadium site work begins, and that by January 2018 the stadium construction begins.

Finally, in Patriots-hate news:

  • Vegas not only lists the Pats as 3/1 favourites to repeat as champs (they were 7/2 last week), they are now favoured to go undefeated as well. They are favoured by an average of 6.5 points in each game next season.
    • their best odds of defeat are road games in Week 11 (Raiders, in Mexico City) and Week 15 (Steelers), where they are only favoured by 1.5 points.
  • the nfl.com “Power Rankings” are out. Their top-5 are:
    1. Patriots
    2. Falcons
    3. Raiders
    4. Steelers
    5. Packers

It’s voting day in BC today. As in the rest of Canada, we run on a “first-past-the-post” party system, so the leader of the party that wins the most electoral ridings (out of 85) becomes the first minister of the province, or “Premier”.

We have three main political parties:

  1. BC Liberal: centre-right to right-wing (foreign equivalent = Democrat)
  2. BC NDP: centre-left to left-wing (foreign equivalent = UK Labour)
  3. BC Green: they say centre; policies are left-wing (foreign equivalent = German Green)

There is no equivalent for the Republican Party in Canada. The closest might have been the Wildrose Party in Alberta, and they are in the process of dying due to internecine battles & borderline racial separatism. Federal Canadian Conservatives lack the social conservatism that is a hallmark of American right-wing politics.

Our choices for Premier are

  • An entitled, smug lady,

  • A barely-controlled rage monster,

  • and an affable climatologist whose vote-splitting will hand power to one of the other two.

Polls predict a narrow BC Liberal victory, maybe winning 50 seats. It all depends on how deep the Green-NDP split goes.

I will probably head down to my local MLA’s campaign party for some free cocktails once the polls close at 8:00. I figure she owes me, due to the upcoming summer overpass construction.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Senators at Rangers – 7:30PM | NBCSN / CBC
      • Game 6; Ottawa leads 3-2
  • NBA:
    • Rockets at Spurs – 8:00PM | TNT / TSN
      • Game 5; series tied 2-2
  • MLB:
    • Yankees at Reds – 7:00PM | FS1
    • Cleveland at Blue Jays – 7:00 PM | Sportsnet1

C’mon Sens – DO IT FOR MAESTRO!

Beerguyrob
Beerguyrob
A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.

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Game Time Decision
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had to re-read the Romo low-lights. Read it as “putting”, golf term, and not the verb to put something somewhere (phrasing).
/ english is hard

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Speaking of Cutler, I get to go do cattery training at the humane society in the morning. I’m excited. There’s already a cat I’d try to adopt if I had any faith in my ability to take care of it.

But I also get to cat sit for a friend for two weeks starting soon, so we’ll see how that goes first. The cats generally like me, so I have that going for me.

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Oof. The Americans got heavy as fuck.

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Oh, hey. I just realized something looking at the tags for the first time. You know how when someone goes nuts on TV, it’s called a meltdown, among other things? So, with Romo in the booth this coming season, do you think that maybe, just maybe, God will grant at least one tiny mercy and give us a proper Romnobyl – not even necessarily by Romo, but at least involving Romo? Like how KSK involved the Godmother.

Senor Weaselo
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God said we can’t have nice things, ppl forget that.

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Then I’ll just have to pray to Satan. Or Joe Pesci. 50/50 chance one of them answers, right? This is why I don’t gamble.

The Maestro
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I am drunk. And happy. If I didn’t have to work first thing in the morning, I would absolutely be ubering over to the bar strip to try and pick up some puckbunny tail.

Go Sens Go.

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Forget work. Have fun.

Senor Weaselo
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Get out there and slip it through the five-hole!

theeWeeBabySeamus
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OR HERE

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WCS
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So, Nixon resigned eight years before I was born. That said, this suddenly feels like we’re reliving the Saturday Night Massacre.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

+All the crap he and member of his famil…. errr “administration” have gotten away with so far I really doubt if this particular republican congress will even bat an eye.

WCS
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Right now, no. But, believe me, the RNC is in crisis mode for fear of the mid-terms next year. Even retaking the Senate would be a real problem for Der Furher.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Pfft. Trump is making Nixon look like a pussy.

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Cats are people, though

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Senor Weaselo
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I miss Wipeout.

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Not the last thing she swallows

litre_cola
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTfS0nAgfuE&list=RDxTfS0nAgfuE#t=0

MAHK is not the hero we want but the hero we FACKIN NEED. These are far too funny to me.

Senor Weaselo
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So Houston-San Antonio actually looks decent. Sucks that the winner will lose to Golden State in a max of 5 games, but at least it’s decent!

King Hippo
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The NBCSN panel is super butthurt about teh Rangers.

litre_cola
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So is Bettman!!!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Isn’t he Betthurt?

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Gratliff
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Just need the pens to properly crater now.

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The Maestro
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I don’t work until noon tomorrow.

O AN U NOE I’M GON DRANK, O YEZZ I AM CHUH CHUH

GO SENS GOOOOOOOOO

King Hippo
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all of Ottawa/Northern Ontario smiles politely

scotchnaut
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[a child’s wagon is partially upended and then set right again shortly afterwards]

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

That’s fucking funny for some raisin.

Senor Weaselo
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All right Scotchy and Maestro, you guys have to beat the Ice Slurs/Ice Stillers now. It’s the only way. Use the Anderson karma!

litre_cola
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I think the Sens and the Jets are the only 2 teams from up here that the rest of the country can get behind. Probably the small market thing, and Edmonton is just the worst city.

Senor Weaselo
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Well that’s what happens if you make it so you have to win 6 of 7.

scotchnaut
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All it takes for Ottawa to take this is for Andersson to stand on his head for the next 4 minutes.

scotchnaut
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If I eat Ruffles BBQ chips until the end of the game the Sens will win.

[starts munching]

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Ruffles? RUFFLES!? Someone call ICRM!

litre_cola
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I believe All Dressed makes yu moar Canadian thus the win for your Ice REDBLACKS eh.

scotchnaut
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All Dressed? I’m in my fucking pyjamas!

LemonJello
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LemonJello

All Dressed seems to violate the [DFO] Prime Directive: No Pants, Captain.

The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem
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I used to do that as a kid! Make weird one-sided deals/bets/dares with the Universe in exchange for positive sports outcomes. It is the foundation of my tenuous faith in Justice.

By the way, Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 88 World Series? Me.

King Hippo
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TRUE STORY! I nodded off right as Gibson was taking his last warmup cuts. Woke up to the local news.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Sweet; the roofies worked, I thought you were faking sleep.

The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem
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GO TEAM RAGEMONSTER!

Wait, is he the one with the sign?

Senor Weaselo
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I prefer Skullmaster, Master of Skulls.
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The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem
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I enjoyed that comic. Not sure why I stopped following it

LemonJello
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LemonJello

Of the beast?

Senor Weaselo
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So, 0 SOG or shorty, which will it be to kill all the momentum?

herodotus450
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herodotus450

I’m gonna go with awkward reference to horse racing. Name me 5 more incongruous sports pairs; you can’t.

scotchnaut
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Your lack of optimism warms my balls.

Senor Weaselo
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Know thyself. Or thy team.

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litre_cola
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Senor v Scotchy. WHO YA GOT?

scotchnaut
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I GOT SCOTCHY!

Senor Weaselo
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Hooray, it’s a game again!

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Brick Meathook

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scotchnaut
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Rangers not going away-I scared.

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LemonJello

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herodotus450

If trump fired himself, he’d probably still get re-elected.

Redshirt
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That’s my fear: Trump gets impeached and his cult followers revolt.

Civil War I: Fought over if a person has a right to enslave an entire race.
Civil War II: Fought over a little dicked asshole.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

How it all starts.
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Gratliff
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With the world going to shit, at least Will Ospreay is out here ruining the business for my entertainment.

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Senor Weaselo
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Shenanigans, eh?

litre_cola
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Approved.

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Mike Glennon has a little brother?

King Hippo
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Josh Marshall’s best hypothesis – the only thing that makes any sense is that something must be there w/r/t Russia…

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/into-the-abyss-trump-fires-comey

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You don’t say.