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til nottingham is a real place that actual people are from
TIL “Nottingham” is a real place that actual people are from.
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surely someone should have written the house democrats should refuse to lift the debt ceiling in hopes of thro
Surely _someone_ should have written the “House Democrats should refuse to lift the debt ceiling in hopes of throwing the economy into recession and saving democracy from Trump” take so the rest of us could show how high-minded we are by denouncing it.
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unfortunately smoking is the only reliable way to make friends
Unfortunately, smoking is the only reliable way to make friends.
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i dont really mind hypocrisy as such but its important to see thats what happened if mcconnell looked at obama
I don’t really mind hypocrisy as such, but it’s important to see that’s what happened.

If McConnell looked at Obama’s stimulus plan and said “well that’s fine, but you’re going to have to throw in $500 billion more for my caucus’ pet ideas” we’d have been so much better off.
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important podcast episode about this
Important podcast episode about this!

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im sure hes great but its very unlikely my stories will address bundesliga football and also his name has diff
I’m sure he’s great, but it’s very unlikely my stories will address Bundesliga football and also *his name has different letters in it* and I would type those letters if I wanted to search for him.
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i wish there were some way to convince getty images that i am never looking for photos of bayern munich forwar
I wish there were some way to convince Getty Images that I am never looking for photos of Bayern Munich forward Thomas Müller when I search for “Mueller.”
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gonna work up a kinda dumb take that i think maybe more people need to hear to win elections democrats should
Gonna work up a kinda dumb take that I think maybe more people need to hear:

To win elections, Democrats should worry less about comprehensive factional agendas and just pick the popular ideas from different factions while eschewing the unpopular ones.
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too much litter
Too much litter?
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like why did joe electable moderate biden raise his hand for some of that stuff mind boggling
Like why did Joe “Electable Moderate” Biden raise his hand for some of that stuff? Mind-boggling.

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huh this chanting that a foreign born naturalized citizen member of congress who hasnt broken any laws should
Huh. This chanting that a foreign-born, naturalized citizen, member of congress who hasn’t broken any laws should be deported to a country she left when she was six is making me think that maybe it’s not just about illegal immigration after all. Very surprising stuff to me.
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the chinese madam selling access to the president via his private beach club in florida is a mind boggling sca
The Chinese madam selling access to the president via his private beach club in Florida is a mind-boggling scandal but we’re really and truly numb at this point.
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who is the real decorum violator the super racist guy or the people who object to his racism truly a mystery f
Who is the real decorum-violator, the super-racist guy or the people who object to his racism? Truly a mystery for the ages.
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i dont totally understand how ayanna pressley no recent immigrant roots no controversial statements on israel
I don’t totally understand how Ayanna Pressley (no recent immigrant roots, no controversial statements on Israel, etc) even got roped into this whole multi-day series of racist tirades which, at the end of the day, is probably the most racist thing about them.
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senator josh hawleya graduate of stanford and yale and a former instructor at an english private schoolwarned
“Senator Josh Hawley—a graduate of Stanford and Yale and a former instructor at an English private school—warned the attendees gathered in the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Washington, D.C., about the threat of élite cosmopolitanism"

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one of the consistent themes of immigration politics is the people alarmed by immigrants dont live near any
One of the consistent themes of immigration politics is the people alarmed by immigrants don’t live near any.
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theres the racist aspect of the trump administration and then theres the more high minded part where they pois
There’s the racist aspect of the Trump administration and then there’s the more high-minded part where they poison children regardless of color or creed.
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1 climate change is making the planet less hospitable to human flourishing 2 its still going to be a lot more
1) Climate change is making the planet less hospitable to human flourishing.

2) It’s still going to be a lot more hospital than fucking outer space where’s there no air or water.

3) Billionaires should spend money on mitigation/adaptation at home not deranged space fantasies.
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the habit of treating employees and employers as identical interests is a real flaw in a lot of money in polit
The habit of treating employees and employers as identical interests is a real flaw in a lot of money in politics reporting.
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a fun fact is that because the bush 2000 campaign mistakenly believed an electoral popular split would likely
A fun fact is that because the Bush 2000 campaign mistakenly believed an electoral/popular split would likely favor Gore, we actually have documentation on how Republicans planned to respond to this.

Total(1) => 0.055202960968018 f_f_QM(2) => 0.048609018325806 indS(2) => 0.020580053329468 indM(2) => 0.026089906692505 indM_1(2) => 0.0012199878692627 indM_2(2) => 0.00069212913513184 indM_4(2) => 0.0015139579772949 indM_5(2) => 0.0012907981872559 indM_6(2) => 0.0013558864593506 indM_7(2) => 0.0010840892791748 indM_8(2) => 0.0010120868682861 indM_9(2) => 0.0091202259063721 indM_10(2) => 0.0085337162017822 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.005293607711792 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0051174163818359