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AGBF

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This is not my idea, I got it from "The Washington Post". But for those of you who want to watch the debate tonight and anesthetize yourselves at the same time, here are some ideas of things you might want to drink to tonight. ;)) The article I quote below shows what bookmakers are taking bets on. I suggest that we transfer taking a drink for winning some cash for one of these words spoken.

"LAS VEGAS — If Donald Trump says the word 'rigged' five times or more during tonight’s debate, bookies will be paying out.

Oddsmakers are even taking bets on whether the presidential candidates will shake hands.

Gambling on politics is forbidden in the United States, but informal betting still goes on in this city that is all about the odds.

And offshore gambling operations are reporting a surge in wagers not only on who will be the next U.S. president, but even what the point spread will be in Ohio.

Pat Morrow, chief oddsmaker for Bovada, an offshore betting company based in the Caribbean, said in a phone call from Antigua that he was now giving 50-50 odds that Trump and Clinton will shake hands at the opening of the debate. Bovada will pay out if 'WikiLeaks' is said four times or more, and Trump needs to say 'tremendous' nine times for any payout.

'Sports is more quantifiable,' said Morrow, talking out Bovada’s usual line of betting. As the saying goes, he said, 'Politics is the wisdom of the crowd — and the crowd doesn’t always have much wisdom.'

So oddsmakers like him are studying things such as the 'vibe' of the people, comments on Twitter and traditional polls.

Here in Vegas, legendary bookie Jimmy Vaccaro will be closely watching tonight’s debate, to be held a few miles from the South Point casino where he runs the sports book.

'If Trump interrupts her one time, walks behind her one time, or says “Make America Great Again” more than five times, he has no chance,' said Vaccaro, as Chinese and Dutch reporters lined up to hear his latest take on the U.S. election.

Vaccaro, 71, who has been calculating odds since he played poker with his mom as a kid, said Trump was not a bad bet earlier this year. In fact, he spotted him early as a contender and quickly adjusted those early 100-to-1 odds.

Thousands of Trump’s supporters rallied at South Point during the primary season, Vaccaro said. South Point attracts working-class people who line up to place affordable bets and buy $1.50 hot dogs from a cart near the betting desk. High rollers hit other joints."
 

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12 minutes to go!

I have two bottles of red wine ... so I'm ready.

In case it gets really bad, we also have Laphroaig 10. :naughty:
 

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kenny|1476924495|4088791 said:
12 minutes to go!

I have two bottles of red wine ... so I'm ready.

In case it gets really bad, we also have Laphroaig 10. :naughty:
I have Laphroaig 18!!! Smokey, peaty, heaty, yummy. Brings back such lovely memories of our trip to Scotland last year.
 

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Matata|1476924894|4088793 said:
kenny|1476924495|4088791 said:
12 minutes to go!

I have two bottles of red wine ... so I'm ready.

In case it gets really bad, we also have Laphroaig 10. :naughty:
I have Laphroaig 18!!! Smokey, peaty, heaty, yummy. Brings back such lovely memories of our trip to Scotland last year.
I'm jealous.
Did you visit some distilleries?
Do you also own some Laphroaig 'real estate'? :sun:
Every bottle comes with a thingie you can redeem for one square foot.

Like the debate hosts on SNL I need some serious alcohol to get through this bullshit. :knockout:
 

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Matata|1476924894|4088793 said:
kenny|1476924495|4088791 said:
12 minutes to go!

I have two bottles of red wine ... so I'm ready.

In case it gets really bad, we also have Laphroaig 10. :naughty:
I have Laphroaig 18!!! Smokey, peaty, heaty, yummy. Brings back such lovely memories of our trip to Scotland last year.
NO! Laphroaig anynumber is like drinking a house fire. Or drinking hospital bandages. You guys and my husband should take that stuff outside!

Jameson Distillery Reserve, picked up last year at the distillery. MMMM!! I'll sip on that. You guys sit over there.
 

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kenny|1476924950|4088795 said:
I'm jealous.
Did you visit some distilleries? Yep, on Isle of Skye and a few other places.
Do you also own some Laphroaig 'real estate'? :sun:
Every bottle comes with a thingie you can redeem for one square foot. I own 3 square feet!! And I plan to build a tiny house on it. LOL.

Like the debate hosts on SNL I need some serious alcohol to get through this bullshit. :knockout:
 

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ksinger|1476927006|4088802 said:
Matata|1476924894|4088793 said:
kenny|1476924495|4088791 said:
12 minutes to go!

I have two bottles of red wine ... so I'm ready.

In case it gets really bad, we also have Laphroaig 10. :naughty:
I have Laphroaig 18!!! Smokey, peaty, heaty, yummy. Brings back such lovely memories of our trip to Scotland last year.
NO! Laphroaig anynumber is like drinking a house fire. Or drinking hospital bandages. You guys and my husband should take that stuff outside!

Jameson Distillery Reserve, picked up last year at the distillery. MMMM!! I'll sip on that. You guys sit over there.
I like Jameson too. I am an indiscriminate drinker, errr, I mean I have very discriminating but open-minded tastes. When I want a smooth relaxing evening, it's Jameson's. When I want my pants on fire, it's Laphroaig. People vary, hic.
 

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Ish da bedayt ober?

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I hope everyone had fun last night. ;))
 

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AGBF|1476972053|4088904 said:
I hope everyone had fun last night. ;))

Clearly Kenny did. ;-)

We didn't go to the watch party like last time. We listened to some of it over the net - I was in the other room and only heard dribs and drabs - until my husband's head started melting from listening and he turned it off. I don't know when they came, but I did not hear the "nasty woman" accusation and the refusal to say he would bow gracefully to the results. I think I would have heard some strangled sound come out of the hubs if he'd heard either of those. But maybe not - he'd been sailing and was about knackered...
 

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ksinger|1476973689|4088910 said:
AGBF|1476972053|4088904 said:
I hope everyone had fun last night. ;))

Clearly Kenny did. ;-)

We didn't go to the watch party like last time. We listened to some of it over the net - I was in the other room and only heard dribs and drabs - until my husband's head started melting from listening and he turned it off. I don't know when they came, but I did not hear the "nasty woman" accusation and the refusal to say he would bow gracefully to the results. I think I would have heard some strangled sound come out of the hubs if he'd heard either of those. But maybe not - he'd been sailing and was about knackered...
I did hear both the answer to Chris Wallace's question about accepting the election results and remark about what a nasty woman Secretary Clinton was. Contrary to what all the commentators said after the debate, which was that Donald Trump gave a very good performance in this debate up until that fatal question, I had perceived Trump as doing horribly all evening. When I started to hear the almost unanimous chorus of voices saying how well Trump had done, I started to wonder why I perceived things so differently from everybody commenting on television. In fact, I still wonder why I looked at him and saw someone so weird and off while these others saw someone giving a good performance. Everything I heard from him in that third debate seemed stupid and weird, not just the end. I mean, the man rambled his way through the answer on The Supreme Court. He barely made sense. Then he was praising Putin. Was it just me? Did everyone else watching him think he did well until the end?

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AGBF|1476983208|4088953 said:
ksinger|1476973689|4088910 said:
I did hear both the answer to Chris Wallace's question about accepting the election results and remark about what a nasty woman Secretary Clinton was. Contrary to what all the commentators said after the debate, which was that Donald Trump gave a very good performance in this debate up until that fatal question, I had perceived Trump as doing horribly all evening. When I started to hear the almost unanimous chorus of voices saying how well Trump had done, I started to wonder why I perceived things so differently from everybody commenting on television. In fact, I still wonder why I looked at him and saw someone so weird and off while these others saw someone giving a good performance. Everything I heard from him in that third debate seemed stupid and weird, not just the end. I mean, the man rambled his way through the answer on The Supreme Court. He barely made sense. Then he was praising Putin. Was it just me? Did everyone else watching him think he did well until the end?

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I watched the entire debate and feel the same way. He literally said that voluntary abortions happen "in the day(s) before birth". And that Roe v. Wade would be "automatically" overturned via his supreme court nomination. And that was the first 5 min. He is so horribly incompetent that the bar is set embarrassingly low. Like "ok, as long as Trump doesn't punch anyone in the face or use racial slurs outloud then HE'S DOING GREAT!" I think he did terribly the entire time, never answered a single policy question (because he doesn't have real policies), and generally made himself look like the as* that he is.

EDIT: found the quote (and corresponding fact check).

“In the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby right out of the womb, just prior to the birth of the baby.”

–Trump

THE FACT CHECKER | Trump suggested that abortions can take place just two or three days before birth. That doesn’t really happen.
 
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