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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:03 AM

President Bartlet: [on TV] Well, first of all, let's clear up a couple of things. "Unfunded mandate"

is two words, not one "big word." There are times when we're fifty states and there are times when we're one country, and have national needs. And the way I know this is that Florida didn't fight Germany in World War II or establish civil rights. You think states should do the governing wall-to-wall. That's a perfectly valid opinion. But your state of Florida got$12.6 billion in federal money last year -- from Nebraskans, and Virginians, and New Yorkers, and Alaskans, with their Eskimo poetry. 12.6 out of a state budget of $50 billion, and I'm supposed to be using this time for a question, so here it is: Can we have it back, please?

Josh: Game on.

C.J.: Oh, my God!

Sam: Strike 'em out, throw 'em out! Anybody want spin?

C.J.: It's not going to be Uncle Fluffy.
Toby: No.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:07 AM

1. Binge watching West Wing for the first time

It seems like a fantasy but when it aired it was believable. God, I hope we get there again.

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Response to FightingIrish (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:09 AM

2. Welcome!

It's CERTAINLY believable!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:33 AM

3. Huge West Wing fan...

...although it makes me sad to watch it now and see that almost all of the issues we fought over in that decade are the same ones we fight over now. Feels like we make no progress, we progressives ~

sigh...

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