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MissM, So glad you got your chance to vote! David
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2020 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute
It is not in my nature to badmouth our host, but For Fuck's Sake. David
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2020 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute
I want the federal government prosecuted under the RICO statutes as a criminal enterprise.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2020 on One Day More at JustOneMinute
OK, so can someone explain this website to me? I keep seeing Twidiots saying that Ds advantage is less than 50k on early voting in FL, but according to what I see on this guy's site, it appears that it is the Rs who have the advantage and that by 170k or so. I'm so confused!
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2020 on Sunday Action! at JustOneMinute
OK, so a new data point. My wife is a reliable old-style liberal. Free-speech, individual rights, but also against racism, for some form of health-care for people, you all know the sort. I disagree with her on many issues, but she is quite sane. She is a mostly-reliable Democrat vote, but she thinks for herself. We just finished filling out our ballots and turning them in at the local polling place here in Los Angeles County (we walked them into the polling place and put them into the box with the other completed ballots. The box goes directly to the county elections board. No post-office hanky-panky here, thank you very much). My wife swore me to secrecy from her two very liberal daughters, and then told me she was going to vote for Trump because "I don't want to be stuck in our house and wearing masks outside for another year." You could have knocked me over with a feather. She had been telling me that she would probably just leave the presidential blank, since she had very little enthusiasm for Biden. But, thanks to the overweening hubris of our Democratic "betters," they have driven her to vote for a Republican. COVID-19 is going to be the gift that keeps giving. David
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Sunday Action! at JustOneMinute
I thought people might like a palate cleanser from all the election sturm und drang, so let me tell you about Halloween last night. We went over to my stepdaughter's house, because her son, my nine-year-old grandson, has his birthday on Halloween. So, we had a nice party with gifts, then everyone went out trick-or-treating. The birthday boy's younger brother, my three-year-old grandson, is a little unclear on the concept of trick-or-treating, so my stepdaughter was taking him around by himself while the older children went in a group. My wife and I stayed at the house and handed out candy. About three minutes after the fire and rescue dog garbed three-year-old left, he comes racing in from outside, screaming and laughing like a maniac. He comes by and shows us his bucket which has two pieces of candy in it. He is so excited, so we "Ooooh!" and "Aaah!" His mother comes puffing up a few seconds later. Apparently, he went to the nearest house, got his loot, then went racing off to show grandma and grandpa. She takes him by the hand, and they go off again. Not more than two minutes later, he is back. Now he has FOUR candies in his bucket. A short while after that, his mom comes in and retrieves him. It goes on like this for six or seven houses. He gets candy, comes racing back to the house to proudly display his loot, and then his exhausted mother retrieves him. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen, and my poor stepdaughter was about ready to collapse after trying to keep up with this Energizer Bunny child. David
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Sunday Action! at JustOneMinute
A conservative NeverTrumper friend of mine doesn't have NYC connections but does call Trump "Donny" sometimes. To me it sounds like a class putdown. Which always raises my hackles. But my friend, like TM, is a great guy and so I try not to get too worked up over it. A lot of it is tone. I personally think one of the funniest names for Trump is the Mafiaesque appelation "Donny Two-Scoops," which is, of course, a ridiculing of the time that CNN made a big deal about a White House dinner where Trump took two scoops of ice cream when most of the guests were only given one. That one cracks me up.
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2020 on Con Air? at JustOneMinute
Article in the Blade complains that a new DoD regulation meant to prevent the display of the Confederate flag will also prevent the display of the Gay Pride flag. They have their panties all in a bunch about it. The article says "Permitted are the American flag; the flags of the U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia; military flags and those of allies. However, by not enumerating them, the memo effectively bans Confederate flags and LGBTQ Pride flags." Except... The so-called Confederate flag isn't, of course. It was never any kind of a national flag of the Southern polity. What was it, then? Oh, that's right, it was the battle ensign of the Army of Northern Virginia. Wait, does that make is a "military flag?" Why, yes, it does. Which means that it would be permitted under the regulation.
Jimb. There is no way that one murder can be a 250% increase. If there were even one murder the first week, to get get a 250% increase, you would need 3.5? murders the second week. In fact, to even be able to make that claim credibly, you would have to have a minimum of 2 murders the first week and 7 murders the increased week. Since I live in LA County, I have been trying to pull apart the statistics that the LAPD is using, but all I see is a report of the tweet, not the numbers behind it. Also, I think the one murder refers simply to the number of crimes reported in the previous 24 hour period (Monday, June 8, 2020). Will see if I can dive a little deeper.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2020 on Here We Go Again at JustOneMinute
MUH CIVILITY! (Note to self: Stop channeling GUS)
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2020 on Debate Night And More at JustOneMinute
RSE, I think this is related to your article about "at-risk" kids. "San Francisco changes term 'convicted felons' to more politically correct 'elected officials' "
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2020 on Debate Night And More at JustOneMinute
Coming late to the party, but I find that TomR adds little or nothing to the discourse here. It is distracting to have so much TomR flak, but on the other hand, left to his own devices, he tends to expand his nonsense to fill the empty space.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2020 on Debate Night And More at JustOneMinute
Someone should do a cover of the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Votes" for Midget Mike…
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2020 on Debate Night And More at JustOneMinute
What do you call a reasonable, open-minded, patriotic Trump supporter? A Bernie Bro.
What piece of shit pseudo intellectual denigrates a man because of his occupation? Oooh! Oooh! I know this one! TomR. Oh, wait, that was a rhetorical question, wasn't it? Shit.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2020 on Back To The Future at JustOneMinute
MM and Narciso, I believe that in the mid-2000s, the US Army went to (yet another) new camouflage pattern for their uniforms. Now, when this happens, it takes some time to get things squared away as far as patches. I know there was a period where everyone had been issued the uniforms, but no one was wearing any patches on them because things like the color of the background tape on the name tags and such had not been settled on yet. It is possible that this picture was taken during that transition period, when no one had been authorized to put any patches, even unit patches, on their uniforms.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2020 on Back To The Future at JustOneMinute
I don't know if this has been posted here, but Ace points us to an absolutely devastating twitter thread where Calvin Freiburger absolutely destroys David French, calling him out as the condescending hypocritical ass he is. Here is the entire thread with all the twitter crap stripped out. I recommend you take a look at it.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2020 on Back To The Future at JustOneMinute
Have I mentioned that TomR is tendentious? Horse, deceased, for striking, one each.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2020 on To Dixville Notch And Beyond at JustOneMinute
KK, do you have a link to those on Amazon?
Everybody keeps talking about "next year's SOTU," and, being the pedantic putz that I am, I just have to remind everyone -- next SOTU is 2022. After an election year, we have an inaugural address, either Trump's Second Inaugural Address, or some Disaster's First Inaugural Address. But, in either case, the venue is completely different, and San Fran Nan will have nothing to do with it, whether she is Speaker of the House or not.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2020 on Send Better Fixers at JustOneMinute
Good grief. I read that comment over twice, and it still turned out incoherent. TL;DR version. Internet platforms come in two kinds, a) providers, which exercise no control over content and are protected by safe harbor, and b) publishers, which do exercise editorial control and are not protected. The big players like to pretend they are a) and covered by safe harbor, when they actually act like b), so shouldn't be. And that is why they can't just do whatever they want, it has serious legal implications for them.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2020 on Super Sunday at JustOneMinute
The issue with Facebook banning posters is not that they are a private platform and can therefore do what they want. The problem is that they are playing games with the law. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) contains special "safe harbor" provisions that insulate internet providers from being responsible for content that their users post. These provisions hinge on the host being a "provider," which means that they don't exercise any control over what people post on their platforms. Now, there is another category of platform, which is known as a "publisher." A publisher is someone who exercises control over the content posted on their platform, and, unlike a "provider," they can be held liable for content posted on their sites. Now comes the hat trick. Platforms like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and others what to be protected by the safe harbor provision, and to get that, they claim they are "providers," or in other words, completely impartial platforms that don't exercise editorial control over the messages posted by their users. However, in actual practice, they function as "posters," because they exert fairly draconian control over what they allow to be posted. This is why anyone who tells you that "Oh, they can do what they want, they are private companies" is either misinformed or a liar. At this point, the argument has been hashed out so many times, that my first impulse is to brand them a liar and assume that they are arguing in bad faith. They cannot do what they want and still benefit from the safe harbor provisions of telecom law. They want to be able to do what they want, but the law doesn't allow them. I keep hoping that someone, somewhere, can get one of the telecom services hammered on this dichotomy. It would be glorious, because it would open them up to thousands, if not millions of lawsuits for censoring their users.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2020 on Super Sunday at JustOneMinute
MM, Yeah, but I already did that for you. :-)
Robin, how could you cut off the last line of that story? It was classic. "Well tell him to stop bothering me."
The Horde is discussing missing posters from bygone eras. I miss Miss Marple. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2020 09:33 PM (plu6+)