Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for December 27, 2016


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    Night-Gaunt49  almost 4 years ago

    Sorry Bob, you are now seeing things through the political prism. Best get away from it.

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    pearlsbs  almost 4 years ago

    For a single game, not really. But for a best of seven game playoff series there is a similarity.


    Eleven times in NBA finals series history the losing team has outscored the winning team in the series. Most recently in 2013 when Miami beat San Antonio. San Antonio scored 5 more total points in the series. The most the loser has scored over the series winner was in 1958 when St. Louis beat Boston. St. Louis won the series but Boston scored 27 more total points.

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    Varnes  almost 4 years ago

    Yup. All games should start with the score 84 to 85, with 10 minutes to go….Let’s cut to the chase, here…..

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    whiteheron  almost 4 years ago

    Is it still seasonally permmitted to say " Bah ! Humbug ! ?

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    tripwire45  almost 4 years ago

    Someone’s having a tough time letting go.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  almost 4 years ago

    Yep, 615,756 signatures and climbing for Abolish the Electoral College at MoveOn dot Org. Work within your state to rid us of this Eighteenth century dinosaur.

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    Linguist  almost 4 years ago

    I swear basketball and football defy the Laws of Time.

    The last two minutes of either sport seem to go on for an eternity !

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    Douglas Haire  almost 4 years ago

    It seems Wiley is still not over the election.

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    matthew  almost 4 years ago

    Everyone participating in the comments here needs to pick up a freaking civics book and start reading. Especially RedRover.

    Here’s a teaser:538 electors = 435 Representatives + 100 Senators + 3 for Washington DC. The electoral college does change based on population, but each state is guaranteed a minimum of 3 electors – 2 for the Senate and at least 1 Representative.

    Also, stop talking about right wingers and left wingers like they are some amorphous bogeyman. Each side has lost an election now just based on that rhetoric alone. The GOP in 2012 and the Dems in 2016. Grow up. Realize that those “right wingers” and “left wingers” are still people. Stop dehumanizing your opposition.

    /End Soap Box

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    david_42  almost 4 years ago

    Revised basketball game: 60 minutes of cheerleaders, give each team 100 points and then let them play for 4 minutes.

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    edward thomas Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    First basketball game I watched ALL THE WAY THROUGH was the 7th game this year.Mostly complete disregard for the rules, just “let ’em play” pickup style.Used to watch OSU, back in the 60s/70s, and some of the Tournament.Can’t watch much anymore, at all, for more than a few minutes.

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    edward thomas Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    So HOW did 2012 differ?I believe Obama won both the popular and EC?Care to provide another example, with facts, documented?

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    Al Nala  almost 4 years ago

    Shut up and deal.

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    dabugger  almost 4 years ago

    Through aghast darkly.

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    n4hhe  almost 4 years ago

    The Electoral Collage says it only matters how many times the ball goes in the basket. Popular vote would give victory to the team with longest possession.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Wiley take a clue from your own strip, “give it a rest, Bob”.

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    whiteaj  almost 4 years ago

    … yes, and the team with the most “triple-doubles” does not win the game; rather, it’s the one who has the most of what the rules require, just like the Constitution.

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    edward thomas Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Problem with convening a Constitutional convention means that EVERYTHING is on the table, including (for you NRA types) the wording of amendments.That’s why we’ve only had Amendments passed through the legislative/state voting process.

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    hippogriff  almost 4 years ago


    There is one other part they worship: half of the “not enumerated” clause of the tenth. They like power to the states, but not to The People. Just as they like armed mobs in the second, but not the “well-regulated militia” part that precedes it. Cherry-picking combined with nit picking.

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    Roadrunner Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    But for the Electoral College the less populated states would essentially have no say in the matter. If you live on the left or right coasts, then you are king maker. By the way, it takes a constitutional amendment to change the system. Both the House and Senate each need a 2/3 majority to start the process then each States votes and 3/4 (38) of them must approve it before it becomes law. This will never happen as there are more lower population states than large and you can bet they will never vote to give up power. SO DREAM ON.

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    cwg  almost 4 years ago

    The system is designed to work for the people and not against them. If it wasn’t built that way, the election results would not be finalized until a year after the election.

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    Waddling Eagle  almost 4 years ago

    None of our democratic peer nations elect their head of state by popular vote. The head of state is elected by a parliament or by electoral college, as in Germany. The nations that elect their head of state by popular vote are noted for corruption and government instability. Sure, we could be just like Russia or Venezuela, but who wants to be?

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Love that Bob

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