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  1. Obama was very centrist, probably somewhere very slightly to the left of Ken Clarke in UK terms. The American right wing (or their echo chamber) are so rabid that they will paint anyone who isn't craven to their weird mixture of undiluted corporatism, selected libertarianism and fundamentalist Christianity as a dangerous radical. As with many of these fear-based, reactionary movements in the US and elsewhere, including Brexit, it's just a matter of time before they die off in sufficient numbers to no longer exert quite the gravitational pull on politics that they still do at present - certainly educated younger people are less interested in Fox-style scare stories and false labelling - this poll of US voters is from April 2016: I'm also pretty sure they are able to distinguish between socialism (Sanders style) and Communism, a distinction which is something the right - or the right's mouthpieces - thoroughly struggle with. Cos, nuance innit.
  2. 2018 Admission prices

    FWIW the £32 quoted for Leeds is for behind the posts seating. Non-corporate central seating hadn't been available for regular season games for years before the north stand's demise but depending on the opposition the actual price of those seats would have been north of £50 on a game by game basis. The nearest you'll get are the areas around the 20m areas which are/were £29. The 2018 temporary stand is sold out to season ticket/corporate ticket holders this year in any event.
  3. I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it. (nicked from Ken Dodd)
  4. Worst TV adverts...ever!

    Countless times I switched radio channels, desperately searched for the TV remote or just went running from the room during the lifespan of these sodding Hive adverts. The fake whimsy and annoying talking/singing voice were perfectly tuned to drive my hate.
  5. By and large, compared to 2012, rural voters swung heavily toward Trump, suburban voters swung heavily towards Clinton, urban voters remained strong Dem but typically with lower levels of turnout. The biggest damage Comey probably did (and we know you won't believe anything unless we time travel back to an alternate universe and show the differing scenario) was to suppress enthusiasm for Clinton amongst typical Democrat constituencies who were already unenthusiastic about her. And confirmed beliefs about Clinton amongst people who were already likely to vote for Trump. It's not likely there were huge swathes of Clinton/Trump switchers. Like lots of things in the world this isn't a binary thing - nuance is something most commonly difficult for right wingers to deal with and I'm pretty sure you don't fall into that bucket.
  6. 2018 Admission prices

    At most clubs the largest number of people pay the cheapest adult admission price. That's what we should be comparing.
  7. He seemed like such a nice, reliable sort of fellow as well.
  8. Didn't the doctor in the press conference say no measurements had been taken? Or was he just referring to his waistline (which was the question at the time)?
  9. Donald Trump's racism - the definitive list: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/15/opinion/leonhardt-trump-racist.html
  10. UKIPpery

    Cameron's "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists" summary of UKIP has stood up well to the passage of time hasn't it. Shame he invested so much in pandering to them.
  11. So essentially we align with EU regulations to ensure access to the marketplace but don't have any say in how those regulations are framed or agreed? This taking back control thing is good isn't it.
  12. Other sports sell broadcasting rights. Rugby League "sold its soul to Sky". Ironically that's the view of both flatcappers and establishment media types who think RL should know its place.
  13. LBJ was fond of "bunghole" and "nutsack". But at least he was talking about his own hole and sack.