USC Sunday Buzz: The Big Four All Think They Can Win Pac-12

USC thinks it will win the Pac-12.

Oregon thinks it will win the Pac-12.

UCLA thinks it will win the Pac-12.

Utah still thinks it can win the Pac-12.

Circle Nov. 19 on the calender: USC v. UCLA at the Rose Bowl while Utah is at Oregon.

It’s worth pointing out Oregon plays at Oregon State on Nov. 26 so that game could play a part too.

The great thing is we no longer have the divisions so things remain wide open for the Final Four teams.

Oregon definitely looks like the team of the moment with a rejuventated Bo Nix at QB. But the Ducks still play two tough games (Utah, Oregon State). UCLA’s got a trip to Arizona State before hosting USC.

USC should be on cruise control before playing UCLA. It plays Notre Dame on Nov. 26, but the Irish are not a Pac-12 game and are awful. If it beats the Bruins, USC should be in the Pac-12 title game.

USC vs. Oregon would be a tasty game. But right now, all these teams think they have a great chance. And it would be typical Pac-12 for an upset somewhere before the Pac-12 title game takes place.

  • This is what passes for crowd in the Bay Area. The official attendance for the Stanford-Arizona State game was 25,061.
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85 thoughts on “USC Sunday Buzz: The Big Four All Think They Can Win Pac-12

    1. CAL 75 FIRST POSTER TODAY BEATING THE DOG !!
      CAL DID IT WITH A POLITICAL POST THO
      SHOULD THAT COUNT ??
      YEAH
      OK
      CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WIN CAL 75
      BUT I STILL CANT STAND TRUMP !!
      SORRY TRUMP LOVERS IF THERE ARE ANY ON THE BOARD
      TRUMP IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR THE DOG TO BEAR !!
      BEAR ——GET THE JOKE CAL75 ??

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      1. I’M LATE TO POST ALSO, GT, AS I HAD A LATE-NIGHT BOURBON TOAST IN HONOR OF YOU!!!!

        AS IT WAS A BYE-WEEK (AND I USUALLY HAVE MY BOURBON SHOT AFTER A TROJAN VICTORY), I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE TO TOAST THE #1 TROJAN ON OUR SITE!

        PROBLEM IS, I ENJOYED THE TOAST SO MUCH THAT I OFFERED MYSELF A SECOND TOAST. COULDN’T DECLINE MY OWN OFFER…
        MIGHT BE A LITTLE HUNGOVER THIS AM

        HERE’S TO GT!

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      2. You like Biden because he’s old and senile like you GT. Sorry I couldn’t resist. Old crusty’s like you voting for Biden makes sense now. What happened to the greatest generation who fought for the freedom of the world 🌎 in WW2? Your generation gets it’s feelings hurt now over mean tweets and the truth, from Trump. Snap (out if it GT) but go full dementia like Biden, when ever Biden is fucin up the country! Wtf is going on? Did COVID and the jab affect your brain that bad? Glad I never got the jab and the wack ass boosters they try to push like freaking drug dealers. Make America GREATFUL again.
        Fight on Trojan fans and trolls.

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    2. LETS NOT DISCOUNT THE IRISH LIKE SCOTT DID
      THEY GAVE OHIO ST ALL THEY COULD HANDLE FOR THREE QUARTERS AND THAT GAME WAS AT OHIO ST. RIGHT NOW OHIO STATE LOOKS THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY

      IM TAKING THE IRISH AND THE POINTS AGAINST CLEMSON

      THE IRISH COULD WIN THAT GAME OUTRIGHT TOO
      WOULDNT SURPRISE THE DOG AT ALL !!

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      1. The Irish suck GT, and if USC doesn’t bitch slap them like in 2014 and 2016. Then they don’t even belong in the conversation for the playoff.

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    3. On Saturday in an interview with L’Express from France, David Petraeus stated a “multinational force” led by the US may intervene in Ukraine.

      “It is necessary to consider the option of using not NATO forces in Ukraine, but multinational forces that have nothing to do with NATO,” Petraeus said.

      US diesel supplies at 25 days. Diesel price average $5.34 up 50% from 12 months ago

      Cost of 12 jumbo eggs, $5.52. Not even organic.

      Hey Saudis and Venezuela, can you spare some oil? Our SPR is 50% empty.

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      1. The United States doesn’t want to even wait for a NATO member to get attacked before we begin pouring blood and treasure into another war? The administration can do this without Congressional approval?
        Wowsie. The elites want war pretty badly…
        #…AndThisOneIsGonnaBeCatastrophic

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      2. Lol to Gabby and the rest of the liberal haters on this board. You know who the fuc you are. You idiots like those numbers thinking in game terms; the higher the prices go up on everything you morons, think you win. It doesn’t work that way. Think in golf terms! TDS and the jab, have all you twisted freaks all fuced up in the head. Pretty much everything is going backwards now and people are to fucked up in their own bubbles to figure it out. Snap out of it everyone join the rest of the country of what’s really fucin going on. Not what they tell you to believe or lie to you on MSM and social media. Get a clue! Numbers don’t lie. Fight on..

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    4. What does your stupid comments have to do with sports blog.
      Believe you posted this previously. Run and hide you moron.
      Gas at Costco was $5.09 last week.

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      1. Hey s(name shortened by mommy because she knew things),
        According to your buddy gabuffoon…Costco is a private company so it doesn’t count. Lolol.
        Of course the economic Einstein who drinks all day and plays cards at night, ” because he wants to ‘work’ smarter rather than harder…fails to mention that all oil company’s in the USA are private enterprise. Gabuffoon, economic adviser to the Biden administration.

        S, don’t forget to think about your former president of the BOT that has currently doled out over $80 Large of his own money to become elected to that little Latino corrupt fiefdom, Los Angeles. The same guy who led SC to be the most crime and scandalized university in America in the 21st century.
        Make you proud doesn’t it. I suppose this comes under SC business.
        This concludes your education today, s(so named by mommy out of the womb because she knew anything longer that one letter would be too much for you to handle).

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      2. Because liberal fucin morons can’t handle the truth. That’s why I’m glad he’s posting it S. You can keep on being in denial of the facts; numbers dollars and sense don’t lie. When we are out for survival as a human race. But as long as it doesn’t end up on your lap who gives a fuc attitude is what we get from most people.

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    5. Cal seventy five what is your take? Where was gas 2 gas not in California. In all red states. Who had intel about Covid Trumpe and didn’t let us know. He gave Putin all the secrets and stopped Ukraine from defending themselves we he decided to not sell military weapons. So I don’t want to hear that extremist right wing bullshit. Republicans only gain power by cheating stacking courts gerrymandering and create laws to challenge elections results. What did Trump do besides pass legislation for the wealthy. Since you Republican’s think your going to win the House & Senate, you better get ready for a democracy fight all the way to the midterm voting day. As for Trumpe is a dead man walking delaying testifying, delaying and impeding Jan 6 panels subpoena. Trumpe is going to jail, he must pay for all his wrong doings. Come on right wings give me your rebuttals other than political rhetoric your takes are always solid. Inflation was not caused by Biden it was caused by the Covid with supply and demand and supply chain logistic, do you know anything about economics?

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      1. Mr. Turner,
        I’m neither a Republican nor a Trumper.
        I’m VERY aware of covid. I caught it in Chino Hills, winter of 2020 when all the Chinese returned from China from Christmas vacation.(coincidence? Lol)

        And yes, I have a bit of econ understanding. Far more than you might understand.
        IMHO, cheap money(FED) and high energy costs(this administration) are two of.. if not the most leading causes of our accelerating inflation. Supply chain issues don’t seem to be a problem if you want a big screen from Seoul.
        If you need a refresher on Ukraine, please study the Minsk Accords for a primer.
        This will conclude your refresher today. I look forward to our next meeting but I have to get ready to leave. Possible tonight for our next head hanging fun.

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      2. Supply chains shut down by stupid policies that didn’t help the spread, only delayed it. Nobody tried to protect the vulnerable and keep things moving, instead it was authoritarian shut downs topped by insane spending for zero reason. Giving out money to people already working makes zero sense, yet, it was done multiple times. Democrats are full blown socialists now, Republicans are tax and spend liberals of a few decades ago. The whole thing needs a huge reset, but it won’t happen. We are a nanny state and most want it. Our entitled attitudes have lead us down this path and now we are going to suffer the consequence of it. There has been a decades long attack on capitalism and shift to a government run instead of people run nation. Fighting amongst yourselves while the Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi’s of the world have been “serving” for a thousand years is laughable. The left has full sprinted super left and the right has slowly followed. I fear it will take a full collapse (2nd depression) before we wake up. This time let’s pull ourselves out without the new deal.

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      3. In garden Grove CA , May off 2020. Gas was 1.99 a gallon. Fairview and the 22 freeway. Keep on being in denial you liberal pukes. All of you guys make me sick! Acting like school children with your deflections and denials of, what the reality of what’s, really going on this country.

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      4. You are wrong trojanboogs. This country is messed up because of capitalism bigotry and lawless lawmakers. You right extremist are so full of shit, believing that election was stolen from you. Boden didn’t call state officials to decry fake electors. Remember what goes up my come down idiot’s. You want to talk about too much government spending who fucking cares the average American is going to pay less or more taxes with any administration. I will the first to congratulate if you right wingers control the house, it’s going to be a dog fight all way down to the last court case to overturn midterm election results. #StandUpLeftWingBeHeardDontLetRightWingRheoticKillOurDemocracy

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      1. I probably should not mention that Putin did not invade the Ukraine while Trump was in office, he waited for Biden. I guess I should also not mention the extreme weakness (like the pull out fiasco in Afghanistan) Biden showed to encourage Putin and other rogue countries like China, or Biden’s admin feeding intel to China–our main threat. I better not bring up his appeasement of the Iranian regime. I am sure Biden won’t get us involved in a nuclear war, after all his aids won’t let him near the red button.

        True, Biden and his democratic cronies are behind the rising crime rates, and all kinds of weirdo things in school, and agreeing to such things as perverse “gender-affirming” surgeries, and increasing energy dependence on countries that hate us (and now reducing our emergency petroleum reserves), and our border crisis–although the cartels in Mexico are happy, so there is that. Yes, the economy has been a disaster under Biden. And it goes without saying, I won’t bring up the FDA shutting down the largest baby formula making company in the US.

        I must keep quiet on this, and then perhaps no one will notice.

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      2. The Ukraine is corrupt you dumb ass owns. Get off the MSM. You now how lame you sound with that post. You like that the liberal pukes send all of our money to the Ukraine within days but takes months to get any money to us the US citizens and then they fill the bill with a punch of pork to line their pockets! While the American people get Peanuts. Gfoh with your nonsense owns! You just got owned. By the way I left out how much money is getting, money laundered and sent back to the politicians to line their pockets some more!

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    6. ‘Ol Mule Shoe and his Ladies of Troy have no shot at winning the PAC 12

      Trojans defense is horrendous. Yeah they put up some stats against their creampuff opponents ro open the season but they got exposed by Utah

      USC should actually be ranked around #20. ‘Ol Mule Shoe and the Ladies of Troy will get blown out in a December 31 st. day bowl game, finishing their season at 9-4.

      Maybe if ‘Ol Mule Shoe pulls his head out of his aas and gets serious abour establishing a good defense and starts recruiting the trenches I won’t give him so much shit

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  1. Oregon has an upcoming game with the Washington Huskies. UW is 6 – 2 and is much better this year. And, UO-UW is considered a rivalry game so that game could have an effect on the Ducks’ chances, too.

    #November12

    #Don’tKnowIfDucksCanHandleUWAndUtahTwoWeeksInARow

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    1. Great point. Here is the Dux Schedule “down the stretch:”
      Sat, Oct 29
      @
      California. Not a tough trip from Seatlle.
      Sat, Nov 5
      @
      Colorado. Could be cold and snowy in Boulder.

      Sat, Nov 12
      vs
      Washington in Eugene

      Sat, Nov 19
      vs
      Utah in Eugene

      Sat, Nov 26
      @
      Oregon State

      Over the decades, the Beavers have frequently surprised and beaten a better Ducks team in the Civil War game. This year? I suppose.

      This we all know, “the Pac12 is notorious for cannibalizing itself” and making sure that no one ends up in the final 4. No reason to believe that 2022 will be any different.

      I see Oregon running the table (barring injury or scandal).
      It comes down to Nov 19 for the Trojans.

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      1. Bourbon,
        Check out Ann Arbor, Columbus, State College & Rutgers weather from Oct 29th through Nov 26th. Enjoy🏈
        One more year in that pac 12.

        You do realize that most of the football SC roster has never seen cold.😮

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  2. Utah has to lose one game and I think they will they play at Washington State next Thursday then later on at Oregon I think they will lose one of those games. USC Wins Out and they are in the Pac 12 championship game.

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  3. I like the new format, it adds to the suspense of the season. As we move along through the schedule each game gains in importance and now it seems that is true for several teams. Nothing is better than college football.

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  4. 25,000 attendance for Stanford is awful. College football attendance in the pac-12 was lowest ever last year at about 43K per game, and that number is probably inflated. Overall fan base is aging except in the south and in a few parts of the midwest. Pac coast student attendance has been declining for years as student body is much more international now, they have no experience with our game. USC made right choice to leave pac-12, but USC’s departure may be the death knell of the conference.

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    1. FULLY AGREE 67
      INTEREST IS WAY DOWN
      LOOK AT UCLA AND THE BAY AREA LIKE YOU SAID
      I DO WONDER IF WASH AND OREGON GET INVITED SOMEWHERE
      AND MAYBE THE BAY AREA FOR THE TV MONEY CUZ OF THE AREA POPULATION
      OTHER THAN THOSE POSSIBILITIES IM SURE THE CONFERENCE IS DEAD AND WHATS LEFT BECOMES SECOND TIER.

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    2. So, my friend…

      Should Stanford and Cal bolt for the Ivy League?
      I know. Weird thought, but I think it is an interesting idea.
      Two great academic universities with great Title IX sporting histories and a lack luster fan base.

      (BTW, Marshawn Lynch was quite outspoken during the Cal game last night, including dropping the Mutha F bomb on LIVE TV!)

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      1. Cal and Stanford among the ivies…very innovative idea. They are so much bigger than undergrad populations at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. Somebody needs to figure out how to save the Pac 12. I am sorry to see USC go, my interest goes back to the Pac 8 days, but for USC it is clearly the best decision.

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      2. I’m on record with my support for the Pac 8 and Pac 10.
        Progress happens. I don’t like the move to the B1G, but we will see how CFB progresses.

        I would have rather had the Pac 12 expand to Pac 16 and take the good Academic/Athletic schools from the Big 12–TCU, Baylor, Texas and then add BYU. Didn’t happen. I think the Big12 is a BB conference and should have devolved into a MBB conference.

        With the move to the B1G for USC and UCLA, hopefully all the 4 and 5 star recruits from California eschew Stanford, The Oregons/Washingtons and UTAH and stay with the B1G schools (esp UCLA and USC).

        No reason that a strong athlete should have chosen CU, Utah, the Oregons, etc. If the Pac devolves into a female sports conference, the good FB (and MBB) players will go to USC and UCLA.

        Heck, even the women’s Pac12 sports are no longer doing well.

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  5. I don’t like all of the cruise control, we will win all games before ucla talk. I hope the team isn’t thinking that way. We need to take one game at a time and focus on that. Too much looking ahead in my opinion.

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    1. I disagree Mr. Wolf that if SC wins out they will be in the Pac-12 Championship game because a little something else must first happen, Utah must lost to Oregon the day of sucla-SC

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      1. HI LJ
        IF UTAH BEATS OREGON
        AND
        WE WIN OUT
        IT WOULD BE SC VS UTAH IN TITLE GAME
        WE WOULD BE 11-1
        THE DUCKS 10-2
        AND WE WOULD BE THE HIGHER RANKED TEAM
        RIGHT LJ ??

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  6. Congrats to the Pac 12 for doing away with divisions to determine conference champion. The SEC and Big 10 missed the boat on this one.

    Of course conspiracy theorists will say SEC wants Alabama in SEC championship game no matter what. Poor Tennessee if they lose to Georgia. Also, not right that a one loss Ohio State or Michigan can’t play each other again in the Big 10 championship game. Who is leading the Big 10 west? Yes, the feared Fightin Illini. Just put Michigan or OSU in the #2 playoff slot now!!

    Kudos to Pac 12. Only issue is Pac 12 championship game is a dreaded Friday night telecast on December 2nd. giving USC, OR and Utah six days to prepare for game. UCLA has essentially a bye as it plays Colorado on Friday, 11/25.

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  7. I disagree Mr. Wolf that if SC wins out they will be in the Pac-12 Championship game because a little something else must first happen, Utah must lost to Oregon the day of sucla-SC

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  8. What it’s scenario are all over the place. We must win out period to reach the PAC CGAME. I don’t want to hear if we lose to the domers then we would have two losses, no CFP consideration. This is how I see it playing out USC beats Succla, Utah beats Oregon, then Oregon State beats Oregon. That would set up a game with Utah in Vegas. And we become champions. CFP will become a better option if 3 SEC teams end up with 2 losses, Clemsin gets upset by the comers n lose in ACC CG. Somehow Michigan beats Ohio St. twice eliminating Ohio St. If all those scenarios happen we are a lock, if one of those things don’t happen we are screwed.

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    1. If there is any justice in the cosmos, Eric, that’s exactly the way it SHOULD play out.
      #HopeYou’reRight
      P. S.
      I don’t disagree with you about the repubs, Eric. But the dems aren’t the answer either. Gore Vidal once said “the Democrats are the part of the rich….and the Republicans are the party of the very rich.” No matter what they SAY, no major party at this moment is looking out for the working class. There’s no money in it.

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    2. So true, ET.
      Most of us here have 40-60+ years as Trojan fans (53 years a fan for me). Sweeping November is how USC rolls. Mr Wolf EXPECTS us to sweep November, though he admits the Trojans of the past 10 years have usually disappointed.

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    1. Computer has us #10, but two places below Utah.

      Run the table.
      If Grinch can slow down DTR/Zach, we can do it.
      ND has Syracuse and Clemson coming up.

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  9. USC moved up to 10th in the AP. Lot of football left. USC needs to run the table and some style points to get to the CFP. Not at all inconceivable.

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  10. Memo to: the JustOwns Imposter

    re: OCTOBER 23, 2022 AT 6:39 PM
    I probably should not mention that Putin did not invade the Ukraine while Trump was in office, he waited for Biden. I guess I should also not mention the extreme weakness (like the pull out fiasco in Afghanistan) Biden showed to encourage Putin and other rogue countries like China, or Biden’s admin feeding intel to China–our main threat. I better not bring up his appeasement of the Iranian regime. I am sure Biden won’t get us involved in a nuclear war, after all his aids won’t let him near the red button.

    True, Biden and his democratic cronies are behind the rising crime rates, and all kinds of weirdo things in school, and agreeing to such things as perverse “gender-affirming” surgeries, and increasing energy dependence on countries that hate us (and now reducing our emergency petroleum reserves), and our border crisis–although the cartels in Mexico are happy, so there is that. Yes, the economy has been a disaster under Biden. And it goes without saying, I won’t bring up the FDA shutting down the largest baby formula making company in the US.

    I must keep quiet on this, and then perhaps no one will notice.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I think it fair to say you’ve watched to much Fox F**k News.

    President Biden does not set gasoline prices, greedy oil company’s do.

    Obviously you are ignorant of the fact the Clown U is host to the largest contingent of mainland Chinese students of any US university. SUCC will do anything for $$$$$, except what’s right.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Trump claim the Pandemic was a HOAX and deliberately fail to prevent its spread in the US.

    And finally, the F**king AH (Trump) instigated the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and attempted a treasonous coup because he lost the election to Biden.

    Donald J. Trump is an venal demagogue. The sooner he’s jailed and muzzled the better.

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    1. Oh, no!! Now I talking to myself!!!

      I probably should not mention that Biden policies have affected the supply of domestically produced energy by placing just about any possible barrier to domestic production. That would show my ignorance of economics. I should also keep trying the old misdirection trick but mentioning everything other than Biden’s historically disastrous presidency. I mean, it is quite understandable that should want to avoid that discussion, or other democratic party issues such as those record, oh, on just about anything. I will just nonchalantly whistle–yes, that will do it!

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      1. Just owns and just owns,
        I’d like to make a suggestion.

        Go to MISHTALK and read Shedlock’s article on Biden energy policy. Get some facts. Never hurts.
        You may also peruse,
        Zerohedge
        Wolfstreet
        Morning Porridge
        PJ Media
        Daily Reckoning

        If you have time.

        XOXOX

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    2. No need to rebut My friend Owns anymore —he’s gonna see where the majoritarian process takes us on November 8th……

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    3. If USC is first, it is guaranteed ucla is a close second in chinese students. Why would Trump offer Pelosi national guard troops to guard the capital then plan a coup. Get your head our of your ass. Better yet find a different person to hate. Better yet, do something constructive for change.

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    1. Oh, That was SUCH a beautiful display, Charles….
      #DefinitelyChangedThingsForTheBetter…
      #[..Can’tSeeKeyboard…MustHaveSomethingInMyEye]…

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  11. Often presidents inherit a bad economy and it wasnt their fault. In the case of Biden, he inherited the COVID mess, but this inflation is a result of bad policies by both the Fed and the federal government. Biden has had a big part in both, with both parties of Congress in his pocket.

    And Biden is also to blame for Ukraine. If he had made it clear that we would intervene and load up Ukraine with weapons, then Putin would never have invaded. It also would have made sense to escalate the weapons much faster and create a no-fly zone to push back Russia quickly. The longer Russia is in Ukraine, the harder it is for him to accept total defeat, which risks escalation.

    The Democratic party ceased to be the part of the people a long time ago and now it is the part of the super-rich and the super dumb/stubborn. The super rich dominate the real policies of the party (pumping up industries with government money) and the super dumb are the ones they trick into believing the scraps from the table are the best they will get.

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  12. The level of fear mongering, the sky is falling, it’s the end of the world, geez, your that starved for USC football? All of you negative Nellie just get over yourselves. USC will be in Las Vegas because UCLA has topped out and can’t get better. Utah has too many injuries to overcome and Oregon plays too conservative. Let’s see how Washington plays spoiler and then we’ll see who plays against the Trojans in the Kliavkoff Bowl.

    I find it hilarious that non business owners who don’t do business overseas won’t mention or haven’t noticed the 25% tariffs that both parties supported, bond yields that haven’t rose past $6 or the price of oil closer to $40 a barrel and not OPEC+ started goal of $130. It’s called stagnation and the assholes on both sides want it for the next two years. Why? China has stopped buying American t-bills. The economic arguments are disingenuous and lack proper context. Brexit was a mistake and so was starting a tariff war with the world. Lowering corporate tax rates to 9% around the world has created a zero sum game. We need crypto to work to free the people from the bankers like Jaime Dimon.

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