The Morning Rant

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All of the Dem questioning of Amy Coney Barrett went like this:

Dems: "Do you promise to implement our preferred policies?"

ACB: "No, I'm going to interpret laws according to the constitution."

Dems: "So you hate our policies?"

ACB: "I didn't say that."

Dems: "So you must support our policies."

ACB: "As I've already said, I'm going to interpret laws according to the constitution. That's what a judge does."

Dems: "You hate people and want them to die, don't you?"

ACB:

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Actually, this is not quite accurate. ACB was uncommonly kind and gracious to every single one of those vacuous pudknockers, whereas if it were me, I would've been saying things like eabod, lolgf, diaf, stfu you rat bastard commie, foad, etc. So, much respect to her.

But let's talk about 'originalism' for a bit. I don't understand what the big controversy is. All it is is trying to understand written communication in the way in which the original author intended it to mean. We all do this every day. So when I give Mrs. Muse a recipe to try that I found on the internet, and it says it calls for a tablespoon of butter, that means she should add a tablespoon of butter. She may be able to get by with a tablespoon of margarine, but maybe not, depending on what qualities of butter the recipe is trying to make use of. But she probably will not be able to substitute two tablespoons of diet Coke. That probably doesn't come close to what the writer of the recipe intended.

Or e-mail. When your boss sends you an e-mail and asks you for the status of the Farkle project, you probably do not consider whether this request is racist, or is in service to the patriarchy, and then invent a bunch of woke stuff that isn't there, and than claim that's what the e-mail says. You might get reprimanded, or maybe even fired.

Tax documents, too. If the heard from the IRS about a problem on your tax return and you claimed that the 1040 you sent them was a "living document", they probably wouldn't accept that as an reason for for your failure to disclose some item of taxable income. You'd still owe interest plus penalties.

Some texts can be tricky. Like poetry or song lyrics, where the meaning is cleverly concealed for artistic reasons, or maybe the text is deliberately ambiguous, so there's are more than one meaning possible. Fortunately, the constitution is not in this category. Although to listen to some progressives, you might think that it is.

The constitution is in the other "tricky" category, that is, older texts. Word meanings can change over time, and some words may be unfamiliar to our ears. So it may take a bit of work to figure out what the authors intended by, say, "inalienable" or "well-regulated." So perhaps you need to consult dictionaries from that time (if they exist) or other documents where the same word or concept is used, only the meaning is perhaps more clear.

Whenever the progressive saint Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a memo to her clerks and other office staff, I guarantee you she expected them to use the 'originalist' approach to understanding it and carrying out any of her instructions.

'Originalism' just means treating the constitution just like any other document written by humans. In other words, originalism is just common sense.




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Wednesday Who Dis: Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston were together in the 1958 Orson Welles film Touch of Evil.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Irish Coffee:

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Irish coffee recipe here.

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1 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:13 AM (+rZgP)

2 st?

Posted by: Dad of Had at October 16, 2020 11:13 AM (pB6Gt)

3 Not First but Almost!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (axyOa)

4 top ten!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (JUOKG)

5 What content??

Posted by: CZ = Happiness at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (MkuC5)

6 Early!

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (cJEnq)

7 I could use some Irish coffee.

After Cats.

Fucking Cats.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (+rZgP)

8 And thus, it commences.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (OYAWg)

9 Oh, that content!

Posted by: CZ = Happiness at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (MkuC5)

10 Ten

Posted by: Cosda at October 16, 2020 11:15 AM (++x9X)

11 I called the others

Posted by: patti o'table, oxidizing slowly at October 16, 2020 11:16 AM (wtnJT)

12 In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 16, 2020 11:17 AM (Do5/p)

13 OMG, Irish coffee, please!!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 16, 2020 11:17 AM (W2Pud)

14 Originalism: Constitution protects people from the government

Progressivism: Constitution protects government from the people

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 16, 2020 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

15 Today I have absolutely no clue about the Who Dis's is...are.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 16, 2020 11:17 AM (axyOa)

16 Who dis girl is a young Mini Pearl.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 16, 2020 11:17 AM (AiZBA)

17 Feel like I should know them - but this is a hard one, OM!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:18 AM (Kpl3J)

18 Donna Reed?...and some guy.

Posted by: BignJames at October 16, 2020 11:18 AM (AwYPR)

19 ♪ Good morning! 🌞 Friday morning! ♪

Let a simile be your umbrella.

Posted by: mindful webworker at October 16, 2020 11:18 AM (21UM+)

20 'The NSA...'

Ok, I lol'd...

Posted by: Buckaroo at October 16, 2020 11:18 AM (6egPo)

21 Joseph Cotton?

Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:18 AM (Zmnko)

22 Dunno "who dis", but I would show her my etchings.

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 16, 2020 11:18 AM (cJEnq)

23 https://bit.ly/3lSUOfD
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REPORT: Swing Voters Standing By Trump - Don't Blame Him For Coronavirus Pandemic
*******
SO the Whole Deep State Sloe Joe Bidet campaign isn't worth a shit

Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:19 AM (9jfdT)

24 Great content Today OM.

Danke!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 16, 2020 11:19 AM (axyOa)

25 Common sense is what they have been trying to extinguish for the last 50 years.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 16, 2020 11:19 AM (KGlll)

26 I'm a fleabit peanut monkey
And all my friends are junkies

Posted by: H Biden at October 16, 2020 11:19 AM (kVjCi)

27 Who knows? Neither even look familiar!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (CjFDo)

28 You can take the coffee.


Leave the Irish.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (G2zl5)

29 June Meadows and Jackie Gleason in One of These Days to The Moon, Alice

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (XpDOS)

30 21 Joseph Cotton?
Posted by: It's me donna
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Cotton is racist.

Posted by: Gov. Stacey Abrams, Topless at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (9vQJW)

31 Mary Anne and The Professor, for $20, Alex...

Posted by: CZ = Happiness at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (MkuC5)

32 My daily willowing because I type too slow...

689 For those who cannot afford to collect the voter history data, you can get a rough idea by simply tracking the early votes by counties that are heavily Rep. or Dem. and perform something called ecological regression to estimate turnout.
Posted by: whig
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There is a free online service (run by a Dem firm though, so you get Dem talking points) that tracks early voting in WI and MI by party using this. They are pretty accurate.

This is why you can trust the Trafalgar poll and not the others. Other polls say D/R early vote turnout in MI is 3:1, but actual early turnout is 1:1. Ergo, the polls showing a Biden lead there are wrong. Trafalgar took the time to check their results against the early vote as a validation step.

Shockingly, a lot of polls, even ones in states that provide early vote results by party, don't check their polls against them.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (5p7BC)

33 Hunter in those dark glasses is not fooling anyone, he is sky high.

He is the Druginator.

Nothing will stop him from getting his next fix.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (p3tmI)

34 *drinks irish coffee*

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (nUhF0)

35 so you push the milkshake sundae to the side and just drink the Jameson from the bottle, right?

Posted by: brak at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (cG+eD)

36 The hot blonde became a successful producer.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (XpDOS)

37 I could use some Irish coffee.

After Cats.

Fucking Cats.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Helluva way to celebrate!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (4RLKt)

38 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (arJlL)

39 So much coffee, wasted.

Posted by: garrett at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (VKPSj)

40 Any CO morons around? I'm soliciting opinions - if any are on offer - about Amendment B, which changes the property tax amendment in the CO constitution. I have read the blue book and the ballot language and the arguments for and against but it still looks ambiguous. I am truly undecided on this one, as we still have TABOR and even if Gallagher is repealed and freezes rates, they still can't go up without another election.

I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

41 25 Common sense is what they have been trying to extinguish for the last 50 years.


Common Sense = Whiteness

/The Smithsonian

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 11:22 AM (oVJmc)

42 Julie Adams and Don Megowan.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:22 AM (XpDOS)

43
'Originalism' just means treating the constitution just like any other document written by humans. In other words, originalism is just common sense.

THIS!


Simple, ain't it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 16, 2020 11:22 AM (xT2tT)

44 I could use some Irish coffee.

After Cats.

Fucking Cats.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

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this is what you might call a euphemism, right?

Posted by: Diogenes at October 16, 2020 11:22 AM (axyOa)

45 Gads that photo of Weiner. Hard to unsee even after all these years.

Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:22 AM (3vIkC)

46 ""ACB was uncommonly kind and gracious to every single one of those
vacuous pudknockers, whereas if it were me, I would've been saying
things like eabod, lolgf, diaf, stfu you rat bastard commie, foad, etc.""


10,000 years from now they would still be reading about the shit I would have said. Scholars would be arguing over what the phrase "suck the fart out of my ass" means.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (9Om/r)

47 Those people look like furners.

Posted by: Javems at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (ofIwF)

48 Did The James Madison watch a CGI Rebel Wilson warble in Cats?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (p3tmI)

49 So, instead of prison Hunter will get a book deal, a afternoon talk show for all the broodmares to get their knowledge from and enough money to be kept in the lifestyle he craves.

Crime does pay.

Maybe I can get Joe Biden to adopt me.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (Z+IKu)

50 >>He is the Druginator. Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (p3tmI)

"Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range. The Uzi 9mm. Twenty-four-inch Executive bong with enlarged carb. The skull-shaped glass pipe..."

Posted by: Zod at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (xK9An)

51 45
Gads that photo of Weiner. Hard to unsee even after all these years.


Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:22 AM (3vIkC)

I thought that was Screech from Saved by the Bell

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (k/TB6)

52 Debbie Reynolds and sweaty guy.

Posted by: JT at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (arJlL)

53 I didn't pay much attention to ACB when she was first put on Trump's list , but the confurmation process has turned me into an ACB fan girl.
She seems like such an amaxing, impressive person.
I hope she inspires this generation of self-hating young girls to rethink their life choices.

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (nUhF0)

54 48 Did The James Madison watch a CGI Rebel Wilson warble in Cats?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (p3tmI)

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Ugh...

Yes...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (+rZgP)

55 I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

I'm stuck on that one too. I do not easily comprehend that kind of legal mumbo jumbo to begin with, and this one seems even more unclear.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (xPJvm)

56 Debbie Harry and Mark Mothersbaugh.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (XpDOS)

57 Don't know and Don't know in don't know.

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Eicbe)

58 In keeping with the horde finding a dark cloud in silver linings, unfortunately my biggest takeaway from the ACB confirmation hearings was Judge Scalia recommended RBG for the SC.

His legacy for me was damaged just a bit.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (2DOZq)

59 "Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range. The Uzi
9mm. Twenty-four-inch Executive bong with enlarged carb. The
skull-shaped glass pipe..."

Posted by: Zod at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (xK9An)

Only what you see buddy

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (k/TB6)

60 anecdotal evidence from early voting in my area (east texas) Long lines at the early voting station, quick drive by, looks like mostly retirees at this point.

Very few were wearing masks!

I've noticed a few Biden signs in my neighborhood, almost no Trump signs, but a lot of American flags. My personal opinion - many Trump supporters think they'll get vandalized if they put out a sign, while Biden supporters know they're safe.

But everyone who believes they're under threat is pissed off as hell because of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

61 So much coffee, wasted.

Posted by: garrett at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (VKPSj)

So extract THC with milk fat and make coffee with that!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (xT2tT)

62 Joe, I voted against B precisely because they made it so complex. I read that thing five times and didn't understand it any better the last time than I did the first time through. We voted and dropped our ballots off Tuesday. I checked yesterday and Jeffco reports our ballots have been received.

Oh, and please vote no on EE. Thanks.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (VNmG1)

63
I'm stuck on that one too. I do not easily comprehend that kind of legal mumbo jumbo to begin with, and this one seems even more unclear.

When I'm not sure I look at who's for and against it...

Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Zmnko)

64 I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

Who is backing it? If a bunch of leftists are, you know it's a bad idea.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (HabA/)

65 Ok i want the Zuul campaign sign. Where can I sign up as a volunteer for his campaign...or do you have to be chosen?

Posted by: Mishdog at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (xYtIV)

66 I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

I lived in CO for 35 years and voted for TABOR and against anything that would gut it. I'm no longer there so I don't have a vote. But with TABOR they left never changes: If the language is deliberately vague, they are coming for your money. It always works that way.
Also, find out who is supporting it. If the media and the usual suspects (chamber of commerce, mayors, school board members) support it, then it's a bad deal.

Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (3vIkC)

67 I didn't pay much attention to ACB when she was
first put on Trump's list , but the confurmation process has turned me
into an ACB fan girl.

She seems like such an amaxing, impressive person.

I hope she inspires this generation of self-hating young girls to rethink their life choices.

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (nUhF0)

Same here. I heard her name tossed around, but didn't know who she was. She is way frigging impressive.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (9Om/r)

68 'Originalism' just means treating the constitution just like any other document written by humans. In other words, originalism is just common sense.

THIS!


Simple, ain't it!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Like a 100 comment rule !

Posted by: JT at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (arJlL)

69 I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
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We have a similar Constitutional Amendment here in Illinois on the ballot this year again.. they tried 2 years ago and it failed.

The wording of the proposal is, at best, misleading.. with promises that only billionaires will see tax hikes.

But the change to the Constitution says nothing about limiting who they can jack up tax rates on going forward.. the Dems are spending millions on TV ads pushing this. I hope Illinois voters can see thru the bullshit.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (CjFDo)

70 THAT was a kick-ass rant, OM. One of your best and should be required reading for 7th-grade civics students. Well done, and thanks

Posted by: The shooting times are approaching at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (t1zLB)

71 36 The hot blonde became a successful producer.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (XpDOS)


I don't think so. She has no producer credits in imdb.com. Who do you think she is?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (kai08)

72 Why did you torture yourself?

One of my coworkers almost barfed in his mask when I explained Rebel was in that movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (p3tmI)

73 Joanna Lee and Dudley Manlove.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (XpDOS)

74 Can I go off topic? If so, I'd like the record to reflect that I believe Tom Nichols has a very punchable face and I say that as one who has never been in a fist fight. His tirade on twits about Mayra Joli really pushed my buttons. What a small man he is.

Posted by: Tropical Lutefisk at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (/SaL2)

75 Posted by: The shooting times are approaching at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (t1zLB)

Thank you.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (kai08)

76 NY Post's twitter site is still locked.

Thought the new deal was to allow everything but mark it with some grading system.

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Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (+Dp5p)

77
dimocraps are the American ISIS

Posted by: Uncle Rick at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (48/MM)

78 The recipe analogy is really very good.

My Grandfather wanted us to make something called "monkey bread" which sounds disgusting but does not involve actual monkies. His recipe was actually a type of Panettone soaked in what he called "leftover" alcohol - empty the partial bottles in the cabinet into the bread. Nothing like the mashed up canned cinnamon roll recipes on the internet.

These are two very different breakfast breads.

Posted by: batterup at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (K4I9O)

79 Joe, I voted against B precisely because they made it so complex. I read that thing five times and didn't understand it any better the last time than I did the first time through. We voted and dropped our ballots off Tuesday. I checked yesterday and Jeffco reports our ballots have been received.

Oh, and please vote no on EE. Thanks.
Posted by: Old Blue at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (VNmG1)
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EE is a no-brainer. B is my biggest question mark. And yes, I am thinking similarly to you and Mookie. The wording is complicated enough that I suspect they're out for something.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (hYcqw)

80 The sad thing is Weiner would have made a better mayor of NYC than Bill The Blaze. That's how fucked up NYC is.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (S00tp)

81 Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

I live in a pretty liberal part of the country, and I have seen more Trump signs in the next town over than I did in 2016. No idea what that means, but it is certainly a pleasant sight.

None in my town of course, because it is filled with bien pensant assholes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (xT2tT)

82 74 Can I go off topic? If so, I'd like the record to reflect that I believe Tom Nichols has a very punchable face and I say that as one who has never been in a fist fight. His tirade on twits about Mayra Joli really pushed my buttons. What a
small man he is.

Posted by: Tropical Lutefisk at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (/SaL2)


Tom Nichols doesn't deserve to be called pond scum. He's lower than pond scum. He's yeast.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (kai08)

83 43
'Originalism' just means treating the constitution just like any other document written by humans. In other words, originalism is just common sense.

THIS!


Simple, ain't it!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 16, 2020 11:22 AM (xT2tT)

Sure. And common sense to the Leftists is that 8 year olds can transition. It's all relative.

Let's think of Originalism as we would contracts. The Constitution is a Contract. Expectations of both sides are clearly laid out and agreed upon. You can revise, but only if both parties agree to and sign an amended contract. But you can't just ignore your end of the bargain without expected, and agreed upon consequences. Leviathan is NOT living up to its end of the bargain. The only question is what are we, the plebs, going to do about it?

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (Oka5v)

84 Debbie Harry and Mark Mothersbaugh.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (XpDOS)

A man is real, not made of steel.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (9Om/r)

85 72 Why did you torture yourself?

One of my coworkers almost barfed in his mask when I explained Rebel was in that movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (p3tmI)

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I just had to watch it. And it came to HBO Max, so I didn't need to expend any extra effort to watch it.

Despite it's rampant awful decisions about making a terrible adaptation of a stupid stage musical, it's remarkably fascinating. It's so earnest, especially in its final number where Judi Dench sings to the camera about how cats are not dogs.

Not recommended, but Jesus, it was fascinating.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (+rZgP)

86 I didn't watch the Biden town hall, but I'm sure the following question was not asked: "Mr. Biden, you have been a civil servant for 47 years. You are a mega-multi-millionaire. Obviously, you know how to invest wisely, so what investment advice would you give to a teacher or a low-level civil servant just starting their career?"

Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (3vIkC)

87 I am truly undecided on this one, as we still have TABOR and even if Gallagher is repealed and freezes rates, they still can't go up without another election.

I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

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"Do democrats support it" is good advice.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - fight like you're the third monkey in line for the ark at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (em09h)

88 Did I just start a meme?

Because Hunter ain't no ZZ Top in some cheap sunglasses.

Seriously it looks like a police video image of Arnold. from that movie

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (p3tmI)

89
Can I go off topic?

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Topic? What is this word you speak?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (mht8P)

90 86 I didn't watch the Biden town hall, but I'm sure the following question was not asked: "Mr. Biden, you have been a civil servant for 47 years. You are a mega-multi-millionaire. Obviously, you know how to invest wisely, so what investment advice would you give to a teacher or a low-level civil servant just starting their career?"
Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (3vIkC)

"Vice President Biden..."

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (Oka5v)

91 70 THAT was a kick-ass rant, OM. One of your best and should be required reading for 7th-grade civics students. Well done, and thanks
Posted by: The shooting times are approaching

Agree 100%!
also the Erbie & Bert meme made me LOL

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (nUhF0)

92 Not saying it is Martha Hyer because it is really her body double.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (XpDOS)

93 Martha Hyer and I don't know who the guy is.

Posted by: Decaf at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (nL4fk)

94 "Do democrats support it" is good advice.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - fight like you're the third monkey in line for the ark at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (em09h)
++++++++++
Sadly, this one has "bipartisan support" - which is also often bad...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (hYcqw)

95 This whole confounding "living document" stuff is rather easy to explain:

The left believes the Constitution is invalid. All of it. It was "poisoned" from the start, so they ain't got time for no amendment process or whatever.

The Constitution as written is NOT a guide, it's not a how-to manual, it's just a thing that gets in the way of what they want to do.

Period.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (hku12)

96 7 I could use some Irish coffee.

After Cats.

Fucking Cats.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:14 AM (+rZgP)



#ReleaseTheButtholeCut

https://youtu.be/LiQVAgPTwVI

Posted by: Buzzion at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (G2zl5)

97 And yeah, apologies to OM for asking my ballot question before chiming in that this is an excellent "civics in one lesson" kind of rant, and everyone should read it!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (hYcqw)

98 76 NY Post's twitter site is still locked.

Thought the new deal was to allow everything but mark it with some grading system.

- This site may contain material that will be harmful to your brain -
Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (+Dp5p)


Twitter stopped me from retweeting it yesterday, but I was able to this morning. So something has changed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (kai08)

99 True...someone was taking those pictures of Hunter.

I wonder if this was during the sex session they video'd.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (oVJmc)

100 The truth suffers from too much analysis.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...don't ask me why I'm smiling at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (o9ePR)

101 When I'm not sure I look at who's for and against it...

Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Zmnko)

The only ads I've seen on tv are the firefighters unions and teachers unions are all for it.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (VNmG1)

102 Gomez Addams finds train wrecks fascinating.

That kind of fascination?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (p3tmI)

103
Tom Nichols doesn't deserve to be called pond scum. He's lower than pond scum. He's yeast.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (kai0
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Hey, dude, we give you beer and wine. So you better watch it with the names.

Posted by: Yeast at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (OYAWg)

104 Dolores Fuller and Ed Wood.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (XpDOS)

105 My rule of thumb is, if I, a reasonably intelligent college graduate, can't understand an issue after reading it 2 or 3 times, I vote NO.
Regardless of what it is.
People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.

Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)

106 He's lower than pond scum. He's yeast.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (kai0

What the hell did we do to you?

Fine! No more bread or booze for you!

Posted by: Yeast Local 234 at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (xT2tT)

107 >>The left believes the Constitution is invalid. All of it. It was "poisoned" from the start, so they ain't got time for no amendment process or whatever.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (hku12)

Also, it has no black signatories, so racism.

Posted by: Zod at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (xK9An)

108 58 In keeping with the horde finding a dark cloud in silver linings, unfortunately my biggest takeaway from the ACB confirmation hearings was Judge Scalia recommended RBG for the SC.

His legacy for me was damaged just a bit.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:24 AM (2DOZq)

I believe Scalia was from a generation which still sincerely believed that Constitutional Interpretation was a purely intellectual exercise that should have no party affiliation. All of the Justices used to take great pride in that, and RBG was a true intellectual, able to express her opinions clearly. She was a good sparring partner for Scalia's intellectual exercises. Nothing at all like Kagan, who is an intellectual lightweight who does't even know how to write a rational, well structured opinion.

The Judicial World changed when Joe Biden and the dem party led the attack on Judge Bork. That's when it all began to get purely political, nothing but another Washington Power Game.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (Kpl3J)

109
The only ads I've seen on tv are the firefighters unions and teachers unions are all for it

Then no...

Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (Zmnko)

110 Yay, morning Monkey thread. Becoming a big fan of Jamesons lately

Posted by: zeera I should be writing right now at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (zUdXR)

111 anecdotal evidence from early voting in my area (east texas) Long lines at the early voting station, quick drive by, looks like mostly retirees at this point.
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East Texas will delivery a huge vote differential for Trump, at least 20 point margin.

Seniors are the most reliable voters, 78% of them will vote.

If they are lining up to early vote in East Texas, that is a very good sign.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (5p7BC)

112 "Vice President Biden..."

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (Oka5v)

We do not have peerage in this nation. You leave office you no longer have the title. Got that, "MISTER" Biden?

Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (3vIkC)

113 Don't know nothin' about the chick in the pitchers, but the first one is purty. Later ones are the very definition of "rode hard, put away wet."

Posted by: BurtTC at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (hku12)

114 That Irish coffee looks good. No whiskey here, so I put a little slug on rum in my coffee. Is good.

Snowing lightly here, and it is freezing out. Damn.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (Hyjh0)

115
TABOR? That's the fifth of the six symphonic poems in the cycle "My Fatherland" by Bedrich Smetana.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (mht8P)

116 Can I go off topic? If so, I'd like the record to reflect that I believe Tom Nichols has a very punchable face and I say that as one who has never been in a fist fight. His tirade on twits about Mayra Joli really pushed my buttons. What a
small man he is.

Posted by: Tropical Lutefisk at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (/SaL2)

Tom Nichols doesn't deserve to be called pond scum. He's lower than pond scum. He's yeast.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:27 AM (kai0


Even Patterico has shown a brief sign of humanity, like being against further prosecution of the Central Park dog girl. The Expert is just ambulatory dogshit with no redeeming characteristics.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (y7DUB)

117

Martha Hyer and Edward Judd in First Men in the Moon.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (E3jXy)

118 92 Not saying it is Martha Hyer because it is really her body double.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (XpDOS)


You are correct, but what film or tv series or whatever did she ever produce?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (kai08)

119 Sadly, this one has "bipartisan support" - which is also often bad...

-

Ha. As was mentioned above, move on to B.
If it's not one page (or, even better, one paragraph), vote no until it is.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - fight like you're the third monkey in line for the ark at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (em09h)

120 Judd Hirsch. Or Judd Nelson. Or Nelson Eddy.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (XpDOS)

121
*Gorilla*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (EGyGV)

122 Can I go off topic? If so, I'd like the record to reflect that I believe Tom Nichols has a very punchable face and I say that as one who has never been in a fist fight. His tirade on twits about Mayra Joli really pushed my buttons. What a small man he is.
Posted by: Tropical Lutefisk at October 16, 2020 11:26 AM (/SaL2)
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That is an expert opinion.

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (Eicbe)

123 Too bad Judi Dench as M didn't drop the disguise and mow the whole commie cat cell down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (p3tmI)

124 Rebel Wilson looks really good now. She lost a lot of weight and gave zero fucks about the SWJ who criticized her for doing so.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (2DOZq)

125 Good Luck to all the Colorado morons who have to interpret that ballot measure. All I can say is if it was written by democrats, it is designed to screw you and steal your money and worded to hide that fact till it's too late.

Speaking of Colorado, we were there last week, flew into & out of Denver but all time was spent up in the mountains. Glad to have avoided Denver while the shooting and murdering was going on. We were supposed to spend our last day there in Denver, but because of the antifa presence we skipped it. Shame it is, haven't been to Denver in over 20 years and probably won't be back anytime soon.

Posted by: Boots at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (oGBso)

126 Idunno who dat he is but I want him.

Posted by: creeper at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (XxJt1)

127 72 Why did you torture yourself?

One of my coworkers almost barfed in his mask when I explained Rebel was in that movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:25 AM (p3tmI)



Apparently she has slimmed way down and so of course people are raging at her for losing weight.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (G2zl5)

128 TABOR? That's the fifth of the six symphonic poems in the cycle "My Fatherland" by Bedrich Smetana.

I love Smetana's The Moldau...

Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (Zmnko)

129 Martha Hyer often appeared in westerns as a bad girl or an annoying one.

Posted by: Decaf at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (nL4fk)

130 The only ads I've seen on tv are the firefighters unions and teachers unions are all for it.


Posted by: Old Blue at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (VNmG1)

And that tells you to run the hell away from it. Vote no.

Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (3vIkC)

131 117

Martha Hyer and Edward Judd in First Men in the Moon.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (E3jXy)


You are correct with the trifecta!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (kai08)

132 112 "Vice President Biden..."

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (Oka5v)

We do not have peerage in this nation. You leave office you no longer have the title. Got that, "MISTER" Biden?
Posted by: Mookie at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (3vIkC)

I thought before the first debate, Trump's best chance to make Plugs meltdown was to repeatedly refer to him as "Mr. Biden."

Then Chrissy went native....

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (Oka5v)

133 Cotton is racist.
Posted by: Gov. Stacey Abrams, Topless at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (9vQJW)

No, Cotton is a monkey...

Posted by: Alfalfa at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (BgMrQ)

134 124 Rebel Wilson looks really good now. She lost a lot of weight and gave zero fucks about the SWJ who criticized her for doing so.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (2DOZq)

=======

This is remarkably true. She reminds me of Pam Poovey from Archer (when she's all coked out) now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (+rZgP)

135 The Judicial World changed when Joe Biden and the
dem party led the attack on Judge Bork. That's when it all began to get
purely political, nothing but another Washington Power Game.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (Kpl3J)

So basically another dick in biden's cap.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (9Om/r)

136 Elsa Lanchester and Ernest Thesiger.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (XpDOS)

137 No idea on the "who dis," but picture 7 of the woman needs to be marked as "leggy."

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi Hobo at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (O2PCU)

138 I just had to watch it. And it came to HBO Max, so I didn't need to expend any extra effort to watch it.
...
Not recommended, but Jesus, it was fascinating.


I'm thinking I need to visit a state with legal weed so I can watch it the way it was intended to be watched.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (qc+VF)

139 The Who 'Dis photo #7 should have had the (leggy!) warning!

Posted by: Midwesterner at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (DMUuz)

140 Oh, Martha Hyer?

Then the guy is with her in 'First Men in the Moon.'

Can't remember his name at the moment.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (oVJmc)

141 Mount St. Helens
Yellowstone Caldera
Lake Toba

...mostly peaceful.

Posted by: JB1000 at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (Kf5r9)

142 Allison Hayes and William Hudson.

Posted by: BignJames at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (AwYPR)

143 The left believes the Constitution is invalid. All of it. It was "poisoned" from the start, so they ain't got time for no amendment process or whatever.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 16, 2020 11:28 AM (hku12)

Also, it has no black signatories, so racism.
Posted by: Zod at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (xK9An)


The "original sin" of the Constitution has little to do with modern Woke. It's the fact that not only are there no black signatories, but when the signatures were drying on it, blacks were being whipped and having their limbs chopped off and being sexed by the signers.

That's the story, and they're sticking to it.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (hku12)

144
Apparently she has slimmed way down and so of course people are raging at her for losing weight.
Posted by: Buzzion at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (G2zl5)
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Skinny appropriation?

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (Eicbe)

145 Dorothy Provine and Robert Stack.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (XpDOS)

146 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (+rZgP)

That's a good comparison.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (2DOZq)

147 Jameson's sounds really, really good right now.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (sjdRT)

148 My rule of thumb is, if I, a reasonably intelligent college graduate, can't understand an issue after reading it 2 or 3 times, I vote NO.
Regardless of what it is.
People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.
Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)
++++++++++
I can understand it. I know what it is going to do. I just don't know if it is a good idea or a bad one or a neutral one. In essence:
- Property taxes are fixed in ration in CO. 45% of gross revenues come from residential taxes; 55% from commercial taxes.
- The rates were set in the initial amendment, with commercial assessment at 29%
- Over time, residential property has become much more valuable in aggregate than commercial property
- As a result of this shift, residential tax rates have fallen to be lower than many other states, while commercial tax rates have remained static, and fairly high in comparison.

The repeal with end the gross revenue mix requirement by repealing the amendment, and freeze both commercial and residential rates where they are now. Due to another amendment - TABOR - increases still have to be approved by taxpayers.

I get the argument, but it strikes me as potentially a bad solution because if they want to raise residential taxes, they can do it today - by cutting commercial tax rates to maintain the mandated revenue mix.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)

149 I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

What major groups are for it, and against it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 16, 2020 11:35 AM (Hyjh0)

150 ...Nothing at all like Kagan, who is an intellectual lightweight who does't even know how to write a rational, well structured opinion.

The Judicial World changed when Joe Biden and the dem party led the attack on Judge Bork. That's when it all began to get purely political, nothing but another Washington Power Game.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:30 AM (Kpl3J


This. The borking of Bork was the game-changer

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:35 AM (kai08)

151 102 Gomez Addams finds train wrecks fascinating.

That kind of fascination?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (p3tmI)

One of the best weird Texas stories from the 1890's was the "Crash at Crush". A promoter in 1896 came up with the idea of running two surplus locomotives from the Katy railroad into each other, and selling tickets. Picked a spot out in the countryside, near Waco - 40,000 spectators attended!!! It was considered a great success because only two of the spectators were killed by flying debris, although many more were injured when the crowd was showered with shards of flaming metal. Everyone who wasn't maimed had an absolutely marvelous time!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:35 AM (Kpl3J)

152 TABOR? That's the fifth of the six symphonic poems in the cycle "My Fatherland" by Bedrich Smetana.


No. "TABOR" is the Robot Rabbit ski-fi movie directed by Ed Wood.

Everyone knows this!

Posted by: naturalfake at October 16, 2020 11:35 AM (EERbD)

153 The Progressives started the ball rolling. They believed that in Hegel's model of institutional learning that the Constitution could only ever be thesis, and we can't get to synthesis by adhering strictly to thesis.

So in their view the Constitution "had to change".

Since then it's just become bitching about how far the Constitution is "falling behind".

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:35 AM (Eicbe)

154 Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., The 5th Dimension

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 16, 2020 11:36 AM (wtvvX)

155 18 Donna Reed?...and some guy.
Posted by: BignJames at October 16, 2020 11:18 AM (AwYPR)


Not Donna Reed.

Mrs. Texan looks like a cross between Donna Reed and Dawn Wells. Utterly gorgeous.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 16, 2020 11:36 AM (9IdCK)

156 Edward Judd wasn't all that much career wise, more of a TV actor IIRC

Posted by: CN at October 16, 2020 11:36 AM (ONvIw)

157 Even Patterico has shown a brief sign of humanity, like being against further prosecution of the Central Park dog girl. The Expert is just ambulatory dogshit with no redeeming characteristics.

Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm)

158 I'm not sure which photo is the best, but Photo 7 is my pick-ador.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (wPVhA)

159 148 My rule of thumb is, if I, a reasonably intelligent college graduate, can't understand an issue after reading it 2 or 3 times, I vote NO.
Regardless of what it is.
People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.
Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)


I know nothing about this ballot measure, but my rule of thumb is: when in doubt, vote against it.

Also, vote against any and all tax increases, no matter what.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (kai08)

160 First Men In The Moon is a great movie.


Lionel Jeffries rocks Professor Cavor.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (oVJmc)

161 Ugh...

Yes...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM (+rZgP)

Are you being paid to do this, or just a masochist by nature?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (Hyjh0)

162 Ah, excuse me.

Wrong type of weasel.

"TABOR" is the Robot Bat sfi-fi movie directed by Ed Wood.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (EERbD)

163 One of the fights in originalism is which dictionary to use when interpreting meanings of words in the Constitution.

The left tends to argue from dictionaries written *after* the Constitution to try to twist words to their ends.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (yL25O)

164 Ok i want the Zuul campaign sign. Where can I sign up as a volunteer for his campaign...or do you have to be chosen?

It probably helps to live near the corner penthouse of Spook Central.

Also, the idea that an orchestra musician can afford that penthouse in NYC is easily the least believable thing in Ghostbusters.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (ZGrMX)

165 Cotton is racist.
Posted by: Gov. Stacey Abrams, Topless at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (9vQJW)

No, Cotton is a monkey...
Posted by: Alfalfa at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (BgMrQ)
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Stop picking on Cotten!

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (Eicbe)

166 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm)


Right. I suspect this is what prompted the original comment.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (kai08)

167 Think I saw that Rebel lost 175 lbs

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (D79US)

168 First Men in the Moon was a fun movie.

The original story was inspiration for the manga/anime Spirit of Wonder in which the Scientific Boys Club, three now late middle age men, finally get to realize their dream to visit Lowell's Mars in the 1950s due to something called the Aetheral Current.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (p3tmI)

169 Everyone who wasn't maimed had an absolutely marvelous time!

Sounds like Carnival in Rio.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (i0wNm)

170 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?

They identified her.. She actually ran for Congress in FL as an independent...Loves Trump

Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (Zmnko)

171
Can't remember his name at the moment.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (oVJmc)

Edward Judd.

Posted by: CN at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (ONvIw)

172 Jameson's sounds really, really good right now.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (sjdRT)

I've got some Black Barrel....want some?

Posted by: BignJames at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (AwYPR)

173 Any CO morons around? I'm soliciting opinions - if any are on offer - about Amendment B, which changes the property tax amendment in the CO constitution. I have read the blue book and the ballot language and the arguments for and against but it still looks ambiguous. I am truly undecided on this one, as we still have TABOR and even if Gallagher is repealed and freezes rates, they still can't go up without another election.

I'm on the fence. What do other CO morons think?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)


Any ballot measure that has the word "tax" in it, even if the language is "this is totally not a tax, and you won't never ever ever pay a single cent more in tax if you pass this thing," it's about the bastards getting their hands on more money.

So no. The vote is no.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 16, 2020 11:39 AM (hku12)

174 They identified her.. She actually ran for Congress in FL as an independent...Loves Trump

Libs on Twitter are slamming her as obviously stupid because she's an immigration lawyer who loves Trump, and everyone knows Trump hates immigrants.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 16, 2020 11:39 AM (ZGrMX)

175 160 First Men In The Moon is a great movie.


Yes, yes, it is.

One of the very best early 60s sci-fi movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 16, 2020 11:39 AM (EERbD)

176 Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (XpDOS)

177 I'm a default No on proposals as well.

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (Eicbe)

178 165
Cotton is racist.

Posted by: Gov. Stacey Abrams, Topless at October 16, 2020 11:20 AM (9vQJW)



No, Cotton is a monkey...

Posted by: Alfalfa at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM (BgMrQ)

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Stop picking on Cotten!

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (Eicbe)

Bold move, lets see if it plays out

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (k/TB6)

179 Is there any particular reason, other than the obvious, why Lady Lindsay is waiting until the 22nd - nearly a full-week from today, to hold a vote on ACB?

Because if there is I missed it.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (NYS7S)

180 Right. I suspect this is what prompted the original comment.

I suspected I missed context, but with The Expert it's hard to know if all of his assholery has been mentioned.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (i0wNm)

181 139 The Who 'Dis photo #7 should have had the (leggy!) warning!
Posted by: Midwesterner at October 16, 2020 11:33 AM (DMUuz)


Dang it, I forgot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (kai08)

182 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?
Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm

The expert needs to be set on fire.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (lgiXo)

183 148 My rule of thumb is, if I, a reasonably intelligent college graduate, can't understand an issue after reading it 2 or 3 times, I vote NO.
Regardless of what it is.
People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.
Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)

Want to know what the dirtiest trick of all is? When they write an extremely complicated proposition that no one can understand, and then structure it so that "no" actually means "YES!" That's happened a lot.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (Kpl3J)

184 California has had propositions for almost forever. Almost always they are an underhanded way to get something done that the weasels in the legislature do not want on their record

Take Prop 19...

PROPOSITION 19 - Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment

It basically says that people who have lost their homes can buy a new one in Calizuela based on the old tax rate. It also makes it easier to pass on family farms and not get slaughtered by the née tax rate.

Sounds great, huh? Whodathunk this would get on the ballot.

But here is the Trojan horse.

The bill would also limit tax benefits for certain transfers of real property between family members

That means that inherited trusts do not get to keep the old tax rate. It screws over inheritance. That is the big win for those weasels in Sacramento, because they will make a ton more money based on that.

So your old family home that you have lived in and passed down for generations? It has just been reevaluated at Calizuelas ruinous housing market prices.

Regretfully, this will pass. It is another attempt to destroy Prop 13, which has gnawed at the Demonrats for almost 50 years. There is another one in there which also destroys part of it.

So, to answer the question about Colorado and its propositions.

If it is not immediately clear....

ALWAYS VOTE NO

Unless it sounds like it repealing crappy laws (like the propositions that allows the crazed homeless to steal themselves and drug themselves up blind and not get arrested).....

ALWAYS VOTE NO

Posted by: Loki at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (OwMV4)

185 I've got some Black Barrel....want some?
Posted by: BignJames at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (AwYPR)


Oh oh Black Barrel
Bam A Lam.

Posted by: Lead Belly at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (AiZBA)

186 I remember Judd best for his role as the mean uncle in the Brit series "Flambards"

Posted by: CN at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (ONvIw)

187 Shockingly, a lot of polls, even ones in states that provide early vote results by party, don't check their polls against them.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

Dave is that actual votes for the democrats candidates or just party affiliation of the voter? Do we know for certain that the registered democrats have voted democrat and not crossed over to vote Trump?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (Vxu+H)

188 TABOR? That's the fifth of the six symphonic poems in the cycle "My Fatherland" by Bedrich Smetana.

--------
No. "TABOR" is the Robot Rabbit ski-fi movie directed by Ed Wood.

Everyone knows this!
Posted by: naturalfake at October 16, 2020 11:35 AM (EERbD)


No, it's the guy who played Hank Kingsley, and is now wearing lipstick and a dress on some stupid Amazon show nobody watches.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (hku12)

189 One of the fights in originalism is which dictionary to use when interpreting meanings of words in the Constitution.



The left tends to argue from dictionaries written *after* the Constitution to try to twist words to their ends.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (yL25O)

I love how ACB mentioned this in the hearing, that the farther you get from the time something is written the more you can screw it up the meaning.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (9Om/r)

190 182 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?
Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm

The expert needs to be set on fire.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (lgiXo)


You know who else liked killing those who disagreed with their philosophy?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (GV8+D)

191 Farrah Fawcett and Kirk Douglas.

Posted by: some guy out west at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (XpDOS)

192 The only proposal I've ever voted for was one that would have upgraded the baseball fields my son played on. It passed but the county delayed implementation and thus when it was completed my son had stopped playing baseball. Never again.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (S00tp)

193 If you Irish coffee addicts can wait a week there will be five bottles of creeper's Irish Cream in Texas. But it won't be made with Jameson's. That's too good for you Morons.

Posted by: creeper at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (XxJt1)

194 All I know is Twitter is going to be working overtime today granting all those advanced degrees in computer forensics

Gonna have so many experts proving there is no way those are Hunter's emails

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (aO8Gd)

195 The Muzzled-American behind ACB in the picture is in no way completely creepy, terrifying or a portrait of future government and corporate enslavement.
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
Anonymity is happiness.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (3P/5p)

196 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?
Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm



The guy with the confederate cooler is upset about some uppity ************?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (oVJmc)

197 But the Expert has no Hate.

Right... Left turn Clyde.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (p3tmI)

198 You know who else liked killing those who disagreed with their philosophy?
----------------------------
Obama?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (S00tp)

199 163 One of the fights in originalism is which dictionary to use when interpreting meanings of words in the Constitution.

The left tends to argue from dictionaries written *after* the Constitution to try to twist words to their ends.
Posted by: TexasDan at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (yL25O)

You know that a lot depends on what the meaning of "Is" is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (Kpl3J)

200 https://bit.ly/2HcxHgY
*******
Who is Mayra Joli, nodding woman behind Trump at town hall?

Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (9jfdT)

201 The expert needs to be set on fire.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (lgiXo)

After he gets transformed into a tire tootsie roll.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (9Om/r)

202 My rule of thumb is, if I, a reasonably intelligent college graduate, can't understand an issue after reading it 2 or 3 times, I vote NO.
Regardless of what it is.
People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.
Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)

I know nothing about this ballot measure, but my rule of thumb is: when in doubt, vote against it.

Also, vote against any and all tax increases, no matter what.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

If it reads like the Federal Tax Code vote against it.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...don't ask me why I'm smiling at October 16, 2020 11:42 AM (o9ePR)

203
I know nothing about this ballot measure, but my rule of thumb is: when in doubt, vote against it.

Also, vote against any and all tax increases, no matter what.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (kai0





Thats my approach too. Works rather well. I also add in "vote against the Donk always, and vote out the incumbent, unless i have a REALLY good reason to keep them on."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (EGyGV)

204

Im old and a little slow.

Who is The Expert?

Posted by: fixerupper at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (8XRCm)

205 32 Dave in Fla,

The reason has to do with a lot of polls simply are pushed out to create media narratives---not actually to tell you who is winning the race. I can tell you that such early voting/absentee data is used to correct internal polling and where candidates are sent.

When I did surveys for a govt. agency that is nameless for a number of years, there was a master list of all individuals in a particular career in a state. However, individuals came and went due to death, moving to other states, etc. The master list was used to survey folks that they could reach by phone. Then a designated number of geographic blocks were designated in a random pattern that were about 600-700 acres in size. Field folks were then dispatched to do in person interviews within these random tracts to determine the known--unknown which is churn on the master list and used to correct that data. It was and is an expensive gold standard test for adequate understanding of limitation of the primary sample.

But, respondents are not generally coded by precinct in a poll and thus to correct the data, you would need early voting results from that particular poll respondent's voting precinct and replicate that for each poll respondents for minimal error correction. That is much too expensive for anyone other than well funded national campaigns. It is simply easier to call more numbers in an attempt to get a much larger sample than sending people out in the field or crosschecking the data on early voting/absentee.

Dunno what California, Colorado, Oregon, or Washington campaigns do with voting by mail or vote harvesting which is another whole kettle of fish.

Posted by: whig at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (OLiBJ)

206 You know who else liked killing those who disagreed with their philosophy?

Tamerlane?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (wPVhA)

207 TABOR?



Of the Horace Tabor Matchless Silver Mine in Leadville, Colorado?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (4RLKt)

208 No. "TABOR" is the Robot Rabbit ski-fi movie directed by Ed Wood.

No. "TAVOR" is the Israeli bullpup select-fire rifle.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (i0wNm)

209 re: Who Dis? Pic 7


Yup. Those are definitely legs.

Posted by: creeper at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (XxJt1)

210 Gonna have so many experts proving there is no way those are Hunter's emails
Posted by: RoyalOil at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (aO8Gd)

which will be hilarious when Rudy releases the private pictures and movies of Hunter that are right there with the emails. Explain that one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (Kpl3J)

211 Hey, dude, we give you beer and wine...
Posted by: Yeast at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (OYAWg)


Also bread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (kai08)

212 One of the best things Trump has done is ignore stare decisis and eliminate two or more regulations for every new one.

It is not the court's job to update the law, it is Congress's job. That is why you see legislation with a year in the title, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for instance.

Want a revised version? Pass the Civil Rights Act of 1965, 1968, 1990, 1991 or more.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (EMi53)

213 148 My rule of thumb is, if I, a reasonably intelligent college graduate, can't understand an issue after reading it 2 or 3 times, I vote NO.
Regardless of what it is.
People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.
Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)
++++++++++
I can understand it. I know what it is going to do. I just don't know if it is a good idea or a bad one or a neutral one. In essence:
- Property taxes are fixed in ration in CO. 45% of gross revenues come from residential taxes; 55% from commercial taxes.
- The rates were set in the initial amendment, with commercial assessment at 29%
- Over time, residential property has become much more valuable in aggregate than commercial property
- As a result of this shift, residential tax rates have fallen to be lower than many other states, while commercial tax rates have remained static, and fairly high in comparison.

The repeal with end the gross revenue mix requirement by repealing the amendment, and freeze both commercial and residential rates where they are now. Due to another amendment - TABOR - increases still have to be approved by taxpayers.

I get the argument, but it strikes me as potentially a bad solution because if they want to raise residential taxes, they can do it today - by cutting commercial tax rates to maintain the mandated revenue mix.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)

I read what you said as a repeal allowing for hypothetically a tax decrease for commercial(without a corresponding adjustment for residential) or a tax increase for residential(without a corresponding increase in commercial). Unless commercial rates are really so damaging that it's driving away investment, I wouldn't risk it.

Posted by: Someguy at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (Zm+LZ)

214 The only ads I've seen on tv are the firefighters unions and teachers unions are all for it.
Posted by: Old Blue at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (VNmG1)

Well, there you go. Vote "no".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (Hyjh0)

215 Jameson's sounds really, really good right now.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (sjdRT)
*********
Jenna?

Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (9jfdT)

216 My rule of thumb is, if I, a reasonably
intelligent college graduate, can't understand an issue after reading it
2 or 3 times, I vote NO.

Regardless of what it is.

People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.

Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)



I know nothing about this ballot measure, but my rule of thumb is: when in doubt, vote against it.



Also, vote against any and all tax increases, no matter what.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM

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And that is how Montville, CT got a brand new $19 million Police Station when most everyone voted against it.

They way it was worded meant a yes vote meant you were against it and a no vote meant you were in favor of it. They had tried to get a new Station for years before they pulled the ballot language shenanigans.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

217 You still have to read the propositions carefully.
I remember a couple times the language was so tortured that a NO vote meant you wanted the proposition to pass.

Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:45 AM (w7KSn)

218 Well regulated is probably the most misdefined term in the Constitution by the lay person.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:45 AM (2DOZq)

219 Is Jack Dorsey Hunter Biden with moar money?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 11:45 AM (S00tp)

220 Also, vote against any and all tax increases, no matter what.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional



Cicero's wise advice to Daughter Tulliana: They will always have a great reason for needing just a little bit more of your money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 16, 2020 11:45 AM (wPVhA)

221 The Progressives started the ball rolling. They believed that in Hegel's model of institutional learning that the Constitution could only ever be thesis, and we can't get to synthesis by adhering strictly to thesis.

So in their view the Constitution "had to change".

Since then it's just become bitching about how far the Constitution is "falling behind".
Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:35 AM (Eicbe)


I've been taking Hillsdale's Constitution 101 course and they've been talking about the progs lately. Part of the problem with pinheads like Woody Wilson is their insistence on scientific analogies of Newtonian physics to the Constitution and Darwinian theory to a living Constitution. I'm surprised they were able to smoke so many people with such spurious, and ascientific, comparisons and that not more people pushed back with "what the fuck are you shitheads nattering about?" I'm sure it was a populist viewpoint at the time and I guess now DJT spearheads a populist response.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 11:45 AM (y7DUB)

222 Ha! Just caught quad eights on the river!

Posted by: gp's Electro-Tonic Tension at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (qpX6U)

223 thanks for this intresting article

Posted by: prashant kumar at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (kvtMP)

224 124 Rebel Wilson looks really good now. She lost a lot of weight and gave zero fucks about the SWJ who criticized her for doing so.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (2DOZq)
-----------------------------
She does look great now!

But you know what? She looked good when she was a fatso. Seriously.
What I mean is that she took her weight into account and dressed well for it and she was beautifully groomed.
The bright smile helped too.

Compare that to Lena Dunham, who is not as fat as Rebel was but always looks like a self-loathing pig.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (M/9m0)

225 Hey, dude, we give you beer and wine...

Posted by: Yeast at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (OYAWg)

Also bread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (kai0

And infections.

Posted by: BignJames at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (AwYPR)

226 Can I go off topic? If so, I'd like the record to reflect that I believe Tom Nichols has a very punchable face and I say that as one who has never been in a fist fight. His tirade on twits about Mayra Joli really pushed my buttons. What a small man he is.
Posted by: Tropical Lutefisk

Tom Nichols
@RadioFreeTom
Journalists, if you don't find out who that woman is nodding behind Trump at an "undecided" voter town hall, then I don't know what you're getting paid for

-
Sarah Cooper
@sarahcpr
A parody of Taken about a black woman who follows Trump around nodding at everything he says. It's called... Token

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (+y/Ru)

227
Referenda on school bonds or property tax increases for education are always held on an odd weekday, coincidentally a school holiday.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (mht8P)

228 Thats my approach too. Works rather well. I also add in "vote against the Donk always, and vote out the incumbent, unless i have a REALLY good reason to keep them on."
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 16, 2020 11:43 AM (EGyGV)


Also, I look at the "recommendations" in the editorial page of my local commie rag newspaper they publish the day before the election.

And whatever they recommend, I vote the opposite.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (kai08)

229 >I've got some Black Barrel....want some?

Posted by: BignJames at October 16, 2020 11:38 AM (AwYPR)


Hell yes!

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 16, 2020 11:47 AM (sjdRT)

230 I've been taking Hillsdale's Constitution 101 course and they've been talking about the progs lately. Part of the problem with pinheads like Woody Wilson is their insistence on scientific analogies of Newtonian physics to the Constitution and Darwinian theory to a living Constitution. I'm surprised they were able to smoke so many people with such spurious, and ascientific, comparisons and that not more people pushed back with "what the fuck are you shitheads nattering about?" I'm sure it was a populist viewpoint at the time and I guess now DJT spearheads a populist response.
Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 11:45 AM (y7DUB)

...

My wife is taking this course also. I'm getting some of it by osmosis--it's really quite good.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 16, 2020 11:47 AM (yL25O)

231 Wife went to vote today in North Texas. No line but we had paper ballots! All in all its a good change along with doing away with straight ticket voting. Make those dummy dems read the whole damn thing or leave it blank after voting for the top of the ticket. Also it let's us rub it in that so many offices are un opposed here. Wife said the last two pages had just one name on each line with the R in parentheses.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 16, 2020 11:47 AM (xYtIV)

232 215
Jameson's sounds really, really good right now.



Posted by: Muad'dib at October 16, 2020 11:34 AM (sjdRT)

*********

Jenna?

Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (9jfdT)
The alcohol in Jameson's Irish Whisky isn't strong enough to kill what you'd get from Jenna. Nor is penicillin.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 16, 2020 11:48 AM (N39Ws)

233 Wife said the last two pages had just one name on each line with the R in parentheses

We have that here in CA.. Except it's all D's

Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:48 AM (Zmnko)

234 Cicero's wise advice to Daughter Tulliana: They will always have a great reason for needing just a little bit more of your money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 16, 2020 11:45 AM (wPVhA)
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Even if it's just a little more crack.

Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (Eicbe)

235 One of the best things Trump has done is ignore stare decisis and eliminate two or more regulations for every new one.

F*ck stare decisis. SCOTUS gave the thumbs up for slavery, forced sterilization, separate but equal, child labor, internment camps, eminent domain, and baby killing. This conservative is A-OK with a good deal of case reversals.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (i0wNm)

236 231 Wife went to vote today in North Texas. No line but we had paper ballots! All in all its a good change along with doing away with straight ticket voting. Make those dummy dems read the whole damn thing or leave it blank after voting for the top of the ticket. Also it let's us rub it in that so many offices are un opposed here. Wife said the last two pages had just one name on each line with the R in parentheses.
Posted by: Mishdog at October 16, 2020 11:47 AM (xYtIV)

I'm in Dallas. Happy that straight ticket voting is gone. The "R" was always the first name listed on my machine, so made it much easier to vote for the R. Wonder how much that impacts votes in aggregate.

Unfortunately in Dallas, the unopposed elections are all for Ds.

Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (kzzyk)

237 Melody Patterson part of F-Troop

Posted by: Sophistahick at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (z3LzY)

238
I don't like the idea of early voting but I may do it to put one on the board for PDT and one against the smarmy D candidate for TX-22.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (mht8P)

239 166 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm)


Mayra Joli, ex-beauty queen,US citizen, from the Dominican Republic. NY Post did an article on her today. - She spoke to PDJT after the event.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (JriyX)

240 187 Madame Mayhem, a voter history file indicates primary voting for one party or the other, special election files, etc.

Voters are then classified first by partisanship--e.g. faithful voting in a party's primaries over time indicates a strong partisan unlikely to vote for the other team. Switching voting in primaries from side to side indicates a swing voter.

Second, there is about 8-10 percent of the electorate that votes on EVERYTHING, school board, special elections, conservation districts, and so on. Then there are those in the voter history that only vote in presidential primaries and general elections. Then those that vote only in general elections. Then the degree of how often they vote can help determine and crosscheck any response as to whether they are a likely voter or not.

Survey responses over the phone alone overestimate whether people are likely to vote because of socially acceptable answers. People do not want to admit that they are not going to vote or that they did not. The National Election Survey conducted since the 1950's after the elections was up to about 10-20 percent lying about the fact that they voted when they tried to verify whether respondents did in fact vote.

Posted by: whig at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (OLiBJ)

241 Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (9jfdT)
The alcohol in Jameson's Irish Whisky isn't strong enough to kill what you'd get from Jenna. Nor is penicillin.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 16, 2020 11:48 AM (N39Ws)
********
You do know she is a staunch Conservative now ?

Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (9jfdT)

242 Unfortunately in Dallas, the unopposed elections are all for Ds.
Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (kzzyk)

...

Boy not in Austin. Here it's nothing but R's from here to the horizo...wait.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (yL25O)

243 They way it was worded meant a yes vote meant you were against it and a no vote meant you were in favor of it. They had tried to get a new Station for years before they pulled the ballot language shenanigans.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

Our locals pulled that same trick with a school bond vote 2 or 3 years ago.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (Kpl3J)

244 I so love how totally tone deaf these Espy ads are attacking Sen. Hyde-Smith

"Cindy Hyde-Smith is not who we are today."

Hey you dumb blond. your candidate is over 60 years old. His whole career has been in politics like Bidet. He IS the problem.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (p3tmI)

245 Seems Miami Dade county is underperforming with returned absentee ballots (vote by mail). Good if true.

Posted by: Floridachick at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (Afibv)

246
I saw Vacuous Pudknockers open for the Boomtown Rats in Southie in '03.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (pNxlR)

247 Dave is that actual votes for the democrats candidates or just party affiliation of the voter? Do we know for certain that the registered democrats have voted democrat and not crossed over to vote Trump?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench)
----------
We don't know the actual votes. Those aren't opened until election day. States start absentee counting in the morning.

But since we have high confidence that there will be more D>R crossover than R>D, returns showing 1:1 ratio is very bad news for the Dems. 70% of their voters say they will vote early, Dem generally need to hold a 40-50 point lead in early voting to overcome.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (5p7BC)

248 Joe Mannix...

- As a result of this shift, residential tax rates have fallen to be lower than many other states, while commercial tax rates have remained static, and fairly high in comparison.

This is good.

Residential tax rates should be low or zero.

You have a choice if you pay sales tax...

You can even chose not to work and not have to pay income tax.

But your HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE! You should not be paying rent to the freaking state. They can get their money from sales tax. Raise the damn sales tax if you want

Cannot believe that New Hampshire residents tolerate the ruinous 2.25% (on average) property tax, creating property tax rates greater than a mortgage.

Thats why I do not believe that NH people are really libertarians. If they were, they would push sales tax and a flat income tax. Property taxes really are theft.

Posted by: Loki at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (OwMV4)

249 And that is how Montville, CT got a brand new $19 million Police Station when most everyone voted against it.

They way it was worded meant a yes vote meant you were against it and a no vote meant you were in favor of it. They had tried to get a new Station for years before they pulled the ballot language shenanigans.
Posted by: Mr. Scott


State of Texas tried that shit on the last election.
Damn near burned up Farcebook spreading the word. It failed.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (4RLKt)

250 239 166 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm)


Mayra Joli, ex-beauty queen,US citizen, from the Dominican Republic. NY Post did an article on her today. - She spoke to PDJT after the event.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (JriyX)

Everyone knows that Black Dominicans aren't really Latino.


Or Black.

Posted by: The MSM in 3... 2... 1.... at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (6FeV1)

251 >>>2 or 3 times, I vote NO.
Regardless of what it is.
People that write propositions are specialists in torturing English language.

Posted by: Attila the unreasonable at October 16, 2020 11:29 AM (w7KSn)


Problem is, if you don't understand it, Voting NO may actually be voting for it.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (JriyX)

252 which will be hilarious when Rudy releases the private pictures and movies of Hunter that are right there with the emails. Explain that one.

Not only will the content of Hunter's laptop prove its veracity, Hunter Biden's idiot lawyer emailed the shop on the day the story dropped to try to retrieve the laptop. Giuliani has the email from the shop owner.

If Hunter Biden's lawyer thinks it's genuine, it's genuine.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (i0wNm)

253 The alcohol in Jameson's Irish Whisky isn't strong enough to kill what you'd get from Jenna. Nor is penicillin.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 16, 2020 11:48 AM (N39Ws)


You're aware that Jenna is a MAGA huntress, mother of two, destroyer of all cucks, no?

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (y7DUB)

254 Unfortunately in Dallas, the unopposed elections are all for Ds.
Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (kzzyk)

as you well know, living there, most of Dallas proper is ghetto now. The suburbs, on the other hand...

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (Kpl3J)

255 Boy not in Austin. Here it's nothing but R's from here to the horizo...wait.
Posted by: TexasDan at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (yL25O)

I'm honestly considering running as a D for something at some point. Would be an interesting exercise. I have a pedigree that reads like a D. Would totally fall apart if anyone looked at my political donations, though...

Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (kzzyk)

256 "Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range. The Uzi 9mm. Twenty-four-inch Executive bong with enlarged carb. The skull-shaped glass pipe..."
Posted by: Zod at October 16, 2020 11:23 AM


Only what you see, pal.

Posted by: Head shop owner at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (ejd/p)

257 F*ck stare decisis

Contravene is in the eye of the beholder.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...don't ask me why I'm smiling at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (o9ePR)

258 I was sure I recognized Who Dis from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, though I didn't know her name. Turns out she was in two episodes.

Posted by: spindrift at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (elT/s)

259 233 Wife said the last two pages had just one name on each line with the R in parentheses

We have that here in CA.. Except it's all D's
Posted by: It's me donna at October 16, 2020 11:48 AM (Zmnko)

Ugh I hate that...I hate whats become of CA. I used to love to visit some aunts and uncles there in the 90s, LA and San Diego. But they've all moved back to Louisiana and Texas after they retired.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 16, 2020 11:53 AM (xYtIV)

260 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (M/9m0)

I agree with that. I always said you can take identical twins who were overweight and depending how they conducted themselves could make them look completely different .

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:53 AM (2DOZq)

261 Hunter looks retarded in that picture.

Posted by: Max Power at October 16, 2020 11:53 AM (q177U)

262 am a little scared about what else is on Hunter's computer

this video (actually 4 videos) is interesting:

https://twitter.com/All50News/status/ 1317080910504824832?s=20

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at October 16, 2020 11:53 AM (j9HX3)

263 I'm stuck on that one too. I do not easily comprehend that kind of legal
mumbo jumbo to begin with, and this one seems even more unclear.

Basic rule: if it is written so you can't understand it, it is written to benefit the people who wrote it that way, and not to benefit you.

Posted by: An Observation at October 16, 2020 11:53 AM (frl74)

264 You morons are welcome for me killing the last thread. My post.
They did, of course. She's stunning as you'd expect.

Now she gets to look over her shoulder for the rest of her life.

Awesome job, you sick fekking animals.


Posted by: clutch cargo at October 16, 2020 11:09 AM (8B6Ng)





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She looked stunning from what I could see of the tapes. Got a link?



Posted by: Axeman at October 16, 2020 11:12 AM (Eicbe)

She posted videos all over her facebook. She is pretty, what I can't believe is that she is 55!! Holy shit. Definite MILF


Posted by: Timon at October 16, 2020 11:16 AM (8lMIN)

Posted by: Timon at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (8lMIN)

265 Loki: My property tax is nearly 3%

(hypothetical) 1M house-->30K in property taxes. Yikes.

Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (kzzyk)

266 235
One of the best things Trump has done is ignore stare decisis and eliminate two or more regulations for every new one.



F*ck stare decisis. SCOTUS gave the thumbs up for slavery, forced
sterilization, separate but equal, child labor, internment camps,
eminent domain, and baby killing. This conservative is A-OK with a good
deal of case reversals.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (i0wNm)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (N39Ws)

267 Gonna be honest, this RLM video about the Friday the 13th sequels makes me want to try the series again.

I think I gave up after the second one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, levelling Metropolis to save it at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (+rZgP)

268 I agree with that. I always said you can take identical twins who were
overweight and depending how they conducted themselves could make them
look completely different .


How about the matching Vindaloomon twins? Bearclaw and Berlin

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (p3tmI)

269 Here you go, TJM. Palate cleanser, the making of Tremors. Kevin Bacon is one of the folks they interview

https://youtu.be/hpCSCQJEmnk

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (JKNZq)

270 241 Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (9jfdT)
The alcohol in Jameson's Irish Whisky isn't strong enough to kill what you'd get from Jenna. Nor is penicillin.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 16, 2020 11:48 AM (N39Ws)
********
You do know she is a staunch Conservative now ?
Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (9jfdT)

Trump looks at her twitter feed & is like "damn, tone it down a bit!"

Posted by: Troy McClure at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (Izzlo)

271
Hunter looks retarded in that picture

More accurate

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (mht8P)

272 Everyone knows that Black Dominicans aren't really Latino.


Or Black.

Posted by: The MSM in 3... 2... 1.... at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (6FeV1)


See MSM, there's part of your problem.
Never said she was black or latina.
Didn't say she was a lawyer or that she may sue you for defamation either.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (JriyX)

273 Also, Jenna Jameson was instrumental in reforming the Adult Movie industry, starting her own studio and mandating STD tests, having a truly Zero Tolerance policy towards any abuse of the talent (sexually or economically), and generally being a force for making the Smut business more... decent. If that's a thing.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (6FeV1)

274 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?

She's reportedly looking to sue the media outlets that doxxed her. She and the Covington kid will co-own most of the major outlets at this rate.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 16, 2020 11:55 AM (ZGrMX)

275 227
Referenda on school bonds or property tax increases for education are always held on an odd weekday, coincidentally a school holiday.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (mht8P)


Heh. Imagine how shocked I am.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:55 AM (kai08)

276 Mayra Joli, ex-beauty queen,US citizen, from the Dominican Republic. NY Post did an article on her today. - She spoke to PDJT after the event.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:50 AM (JriyX)
Everyone knows that Black Dominicans aren't really Latino.
Or Black.
Posted by: The MSM in 3... 2... 1.... at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (6FeV1)

I think the reason "The Expert" is pushing this, but not Dems themselves, is because he's too stupid and hate filled to realize that it's catastrophic to make a big public spectacle around Black Supporters of Trump. The Dems know that the best play is to pretend they don't exist, and radiofreeTom is not helping.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:55 AM (Kpl3J)

277
Everyone knows that Black Dominicans aren't really Latino.


Or Black.

Posted by: The MSM in 3... 2... 1.... at October 16, 2020 11:51 AM (6FeV1)



She's at least as black as Kamala Harris.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 11:55 AM (oVJmc)

278 My district in north Texas does it right, re ballots--they have computers for marking your ballot, and it then prints out the human-readable ballot for your review, and then you drop the printout into the reader. Best of both worlds!

Posted by: FriscoJim at October 16, 2020 11:55 AM (+56GQ)

279 In Oregon, ballot writers have perfected the writing that sometimes voting No is actually voting Yes.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 16, 2020 11:56 AM (a5ALn)

280 190 182 Did y'all see The Expert calling for doxxing the black woman over Trump's left shoulder because she was nodding in agreement with Trump?
Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM (i0wNm

The expert needs to be set on fire.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 16, 2020 11:40 AM (lgiXo)


You know who else liked killing those who disagreed with their philosophy?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 16, 2020 11:41 AM (GV8+D)

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The Greeks?

Posted by: Socrates at October 16, 2020 11:56 AM (CAJOC)

281 262 am a little scared about what else is on Hunter's computer

this video (actually 4 videos) is interesting:

https://twitter.com/All50News/status/ 1317080910504824832?s=20
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Sorry, that page doesn't exist. Must have been good though.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 11:56 AM (S00tp)

282 >Sorry, that page doesn't exist. Must have been good though.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 11:56 AM (S00tp)


Take the space out.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (sjdRT)

283 Posted by: FriscoJim at October 16, 2020 11:55 AM (+56GQ)

Same here. Was pleasantly surprised. My precinct also ran a pretty tight ship on process--no shenanigans. Harris County, on the other hand...

Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (kzzyk)

284 "F*ck stare decisis"

And fuck administrative law too. We have more laws from the alphabet agencies than we have from Congress. That FCC section 230 crap for example.

Posted by: gp's Electro-Tonic Tension at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (qpX6U)

285
Well, I was going to mow the yard, but it started raining. Pity, that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (mht8P)

286 The Progressives started the ball rolling. They believed that in Hegel's model of institutional learning that the Constitution could only ever be thesis, and we can't get to synthesis by adhering strictly to thesis.

So in their view the Constitution "had to change".

Since then it's just become bitching about how far the Constitution is "falling behind".
Posted by: Axeman

I've been taking Hillsdale's Constitution 101 course and they've been talking about the progs lately. Part of the problem with pinheads like Woody Wilson is their insistence on scientific analogies of Newtonian physics to the Constitution and Darwinian theory to a living Constitution. I'm surprised they were able to smoke so many people with such spurious, and ascientific, comparisons and that not more people pushed back with "what the fuck are you shitheads nattering about?" I'm sure it was a populist viewpoint at the time and I guess now DJT spearheads a populist response.
Posted by: Captain Hate


First off, great comment by Axeman. Really, right on point. This is an outgrowth of the adoption of really decadent European philosophy. They are still trying to figure out why WWI ruined everything, and come up with a clever intellectual excuse for it.

And to Captain Hate, ditto. I remember a college English professor talking about Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, and how we could not know anything for sure.
Another weak tea argument for moral relativism, which they all love, because they don't want to be judged by their perversions and animal lusts (which we all harbor, to one degree or another).
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle just says that we cannot know momentum and location of sub-atomic particles simultaneously, because the energy needed to know one fact changes the other.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (vcOmj)

287 Puddin Head I still see it. remember to delete spaces

Chinese fellow talking about the hard drive

from two weeks ago

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at October 16, 2020 11:58 AM (j9HX3)

288 Propositions in California: On a primary election day in June, not November. Preferably in a odd-numbered year or one without a presidential election.

Posted by: JAS at October 16, 2020 11:58 AM (2BZBZ)

289 281
262 am a little scared about what else is on Hunter's computer



this video (actually 4 videos) is interesting:



https://twitter.com/All50News/status/ 1317080910504824832?s=20

-----------------------------

Sorry, that page doesn't exist. Must have been good though.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 11:56 AM (S00tp)

Take the space out between the "/" and the "1"

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 16, 2020 11:58 AM (N39Ws)

290 284 "F*ck stare decisis"

And fuck administrative law too. We have more laws from the alphabet agencies than we have from Congress. That FCC section 230 crap for example.
Posted by: gp's Electro-Tonic Tension at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (qpX6U)

Hey, if we're gonna have an 800-lb gorilla in the room, he might as well be trained to fight for us.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 16, 2020 11:58 AM (6FeV1)

291 285
Well, I was going to mow the yard, but it started raining. Pity, that.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (mht8P


Cutting the grass is what tomorrow is for.

Reminds me of a sign in my garage.

Free beer tomorrow.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 16, 2020 11:58 AM (GV8+D)

292 Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce, age 14.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at October 16, 2020 11:59 AM (PiwSw)

293 But you know what? She looked good when she was a fatso. Seriously.
What I mean is that she took her weight into account and dressed well for it and she was beautifully groomed.
The bright smile helped too.

Compare that to Lena Dunham, who is not as fat as Rebel was but always looks like a self-loathing pig.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 16, 2020 11:46 AM (M/9m0)


Concur. Wilson is not bad looking. even if overweight. But Dunham is just ugly, no matter how little she weighs.

I guess I'm saying that Dunham is ugly on the inside.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:59 AM (kai08)

294 Well, I was going to mow the yard, but it started raining.

How ironic.

Posted by: Alanis Morissette at October 16, 2020 11:59 AM (elT/s)

295 And fuck administrative law too. We have more laws from the alphabet agencies than we have from Congress. That FCC section 230 crap for example.
Posted by: gp's Electro-Tonic Tension

The purpose of Title 9 actions in universities is to condition college students to administrative law rather than judicial law.
It may be working. People can be brain washed.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 16, 2020 11:59 AM (vcOmj)

296 Has anyone else looked at Decision Desk projections lately ? WTF
Are they following 538? Black pill shit

Posted by: burnitup at October 16, 2020 12:00 PM (rRFlr)

297 I think the reason "The Expert" is pushing this, but not Dems themselves, is because he's too stupid and hate filled to realize that it's catastrophic to make a big public spectacle around Black Supporters of Trump. The Dems know that the best play is to pretend they don't exist, and radiofreeTom is not helping.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 11:55 AM (Kpl3J)


He really seems to have serious issues and probably only the threat of spurious academic freedom lawsuits keeps him gainfully employed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 12:00 PM (y7DUB)

298 Hey Moron Robbie,

Just got back from voting (n. Charlotte), 1.5 hour wait,

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at October 16, 2020 12:00 PM (PiwSw)

299 285
Well, I was going to mow the yard, but it started raining. Pity, that.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 11:57 AM (mht8P)

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Woke up to snow this morning. Granted it didn't stick around long, but wasn't quite ready for the first snow of the season just yet.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 16, 2020 12:00 PM (CAJOC)

300 Savanah Guthrie has some really scary teeth.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 16, 2020 12:01 PM (S00tp)

301 Also, CO and my county do not cease to amaze me. I got two ballots, one to each acceptable variant of my address (I have a weird street address).

I called them to find out which ballot I should submit, and which I should destroy. Wanna know what I learned? I learned that they're freaking closed on Fridays.

In the run up to a major election, they're closed on Fridays. I guess I won't be dropping off my ballot until Monday...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 16, 2020 12:01 PM (hYcqw)

302 296 Has anyone else looked at Decision Desk projections lately ? WTF
Are they following 538? Black pill shit
Posted by: burnitup at October 16, 2020 12:00 PM (rRFlr)

New corporate backers, apparently. Just like Drudge

Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 12:01 PM (kzzyk)

303 That post is an extremely well-thought-out analogy of the proper application of our Constitution, OM.

Very, very well done. I doff my hat to you, good sir.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at October 16, 2020 12:02 PM (HaL55)

304 Everyone knows that Black Dominicans aren't really Latino.
Or Black.
Posted by: The MSM in 3... 2... 1....

They're the crackers of the Caribbean.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 16, 2020 12:02 PM (+y/Ru)

305 so the Biden Town Hall questioners included an Obama admiinstration speechwriter and the wife of a prominent PA Dem

oh and lil George large and in charge as a "neutral party"

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at October 16, 2020 12:02 PM (j9HX3)

306 Marx's crude toying with Hegel is as if I said, "Yeah, and all philosophy should be done in a cave! Like Plato said! So give me all your shit and go live in a cave!", and people lauded the great Waraiotoko for rediscovering the Platonic Method.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 16, 2020 12:02 PM (6FeV1)

307 If you want an example of a "superprecedent" consider the Third Amendment. There is a lot of litigation about the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth Amendments. When was the last time you heard a dispute about the Third???

The last time Great Britain tried to violate it they got the Siege of Boston for their effort. There is a useful lesson for politicians in that fact.

General Howe packed up his gang and sailed off to Halifax.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (EMi53)

308 In Oregon, ballot writers have perfected the writing that sometimes voting No is actually voting Yes.
Posted by: Beartooth at October 16, 2020

They learned it from us.

Posted by: Washington State Legislators at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (o9ePR)

309 Problem is, if you don't understand it, Voting NO may actually be voting for it.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 16, 2020 11:52 AM (JriyX)

Which is why you check to see how the Usual Suspects want you to vote, and then vote the contrary.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (o/Guy)

310 "Hey, if we're gonna have an 800-lb gorilla in the room, he might as well be trained to fight for us."

Said every mauled zookeeper ever. We add layer on top of layer on top of layer of restrictions and regulations, a new gorilla every time the political pendulum swings. Just laying more landmines for future lawyers to profit from and future citizens to suffer under.

Posted by: gp's Electro-Tonic Tension at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (qpX6U)

311 Rebel Wilson looks really good now. She lost a lot of weight and gave zero fucks about the SWJ who criticized her for doing so.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 16, 2020 11:31 AM (2DOZq)

you made me curious.

so i went to DDG and an image search ONLY shows the fat photos.

curious no?

and yeah, she does look good skinny.

Posted by: SturmToddler at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (8D42x)

312
Are they following 538?

------------

If so, they'll get it wrong.

538 uses the latest snazzy models for analysis and predictions that are always wrong.

The Kool Kidz don't care that all of 538's analysis and predictions are always wrong because they use the latest snazzy models.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (mht8P)

313 Going after Mayra will not sit well in Miami. But ok, Dems and never Trumpers never listen to conservative advice.

Posted by: Floridachick at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (Afibv)

314 F*ck stare decisis. SCOTUS gave the thumbs up for slavery, forced sterilization, separate but equal, child labor, internment camps, eminent domain, and baby killing. This conservative is A-OK with a gooddeal of case reversals.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 11:49 AM (i0wNm)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 16, 2020 11:54 AM (N39Ws)

Even Federal Judges admit that "stare decisis" is like the Pirates Code - a guideline, not an actual rule. Mainly, it's the excuse Judges give when they agree with an old rule and don't want to go to the trouble (or take the heat from) explaining why they think so.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 16, 2020 12:04 PM (Kpl3J)

315
I know nothing about this ballot measure, but my rule of thumb is: when in doubt, vote against it.

Also, vote against any and all tax increases, no matter what.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 11:37 AM



Doesn't matter what you vote for in WA, the Dems have the best Supreme Court money can buy. If the rigged election can't beat it, then the SC will.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 16, 2020 12:04 PM (axyOa)

316 Dave in Fla, are you going to early vote in person? I believe the first day is Oct. 19. I don't want to mail my ballot, and I understand that early voting helps prevent fraud.

Posted by: JM in Florida at October 16, 2020 12:04 PM (g9RhN)

317 Whenever the progressive saint Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a memo to her clerks and other office staff, I guarantee you she expected them to use the 'originalist' approach to understanding it and carrying out any of her instructions.

---------

HUH?

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 16, 2020 12:04 PM (jUVms)

318 Are there any Republicans who have actively supported PDT while he has been under attack for 5 years from both parties? I'm hoping I missed someone.

Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:04 PM (BRkq2)

319 Lovely video:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5tzprze

Looks like a youth baseball game. Some commie decided not to play the national anthem. The announcer tells the crowd, who is having none of it. The crowd spontaneously sings the national anthem.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 16, 2020 12:04 PM (i0wNm)

320 306 Marx's crude toying with Hegel is as if I said, "Yeah, and all philosophy should be done in a cave! Like Plato said! So give me all your shit and go live in a cave!", and people lauded the great Waraiotoko for rediscovering the Platonic Method.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 16, 2020 12:02 PM (6FeV1


For every deep thinker there exists someone ready to misinterpret their ideas in pursuit of an agenda.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 16, 2020 12:05 PM (GV8+D)

321 At every rally I see PDT supporting Republican candidates.

Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:05 PM (BRkq2)

322 First off, great comment by Axeman. Really, right on point. This is an outgrowth of the adoption of really decadent European philosophy. They are still trying to figure out why WWI ruined everything, and come up with a clever intellectual excuse for it.

Most of the graduate programs were German philosophy based and the krauts were determined to fuck up everything in the 20th century, like giving Lenin safe passageway from Zurich to Petrograd during a world war.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 12:05 PM (y7DUB)

323 Lisa Eilbacher and Lochlyn Munro

Posted by: Downcast at October 16, 2020 12:05 PM (RMNb+)

324 307 Machias,
There was a 3rd Amendment lawsuit where police confiscated a person's house to conduct surveillance of a house next door. The homeowner sued claiming that the 3rd Amendment barred the police from evicting him from his own house based on their use of the house to conduct surveillance.

Dunno whether it went anywhere but it was a few years back.

Posted by: whig at October 16, 2020 12:06 PM (OLiBJ)

325 NOOOOOD

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 16, 2020 12:06 PM (Oka5v)

326 The Kool Kidz don't care that all of 538's analysis and predictions are always wrong because they use the latest snazzy models.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 12:03 PM (mht8P)

Reminds me of the old joke about an economist:

"It works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

Posted by: In Exile at October 16, 2020 12:06 PM (kzzyk)

327
At every rally I see PDT supporting Republican candidates.
Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:05 PM (BRkq2)

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Sure would be nice if Republican candidates reciprocated.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 16, 2020 12:06 PM (mht8P)

328 The average WA state judge is about as bright as Maxine Waters.

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 16, 2020 12:06 PM (JKNZq)

329 Savanah Guthrie has some really scary teeth.

YOu WiLL dENoUnCE WHOMEvEr i tEll yOu TO DEnOUnCE. i AM THe lAw!

Posted by: Savannah "Harpy" Guthrie at October 16, 2020 12:07 PM (i0wNm)

330
Duncanthrax's Busy Moron's Guide To Voting

1. Find the election issue (print or online) of your local lefty "alternative" newspaper. (In Austin, it's the Austin Chronicle.)

2. Note their recommendations. (This is particularly helpful with those way-down-the-ballot positions and propositions.)

3. Vote the opposite of their recommendations.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 16, 2020 12:08 PM (DMUuz)

331 Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at October 16, 2020 12:02 PM (HaL55)

Thank you.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 12:08 PM (kai08)

332 Are there any Republicans who have actively supported PDT while he has been under attack for 5 years from both parties? I'm hoping I missed someone.
Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:04 PM (BRkq2)


Ted Cruz and Devin Nunes. Maybe some others but it's not a long list.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 12:08 PM (y7DUB)

333 Regarding the Strong, Independent Woman meme...

Why is it that no one knows the difference between "WOMAN" and "WOMEN"? Pretty soon, Merriam-Webster is going to update the spelling due to overwhelming usage trends by the ignorant.

Posted by: red speck at October 16, 2020 12:08 PM (gS3OW)

334 this video (actually 4 videos) is interesting:


Yikes. Chinese blackmail.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 16, 2020 12:09 PM (oVJmc)

335
I just listened to the first fifteen minutes of the Trump town hall from last night.

Savannah Guthrie -- what a nasty beeyotch.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 16, 2020 12:09 PM (pNxlR)

336 The difference in intelligence between ACB and her interrogators the demagogues is so vividly amazingly stark.

Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:09 PM (BRkq2)

337 322 First off, great comment by Axeman. Really, right on point. This is an outgrowth of the adoption of really decadent European philosophy. They are still trying to figure out why WWI ruined everything, and come up with a clever intellectual excuse for it.

Most of the graduate programs were German philosophy based and the krauts were determined to fuck up everything in the 20th century, like giving Lenin safe passageway from Zurich to Petrograd during a world war.
Posted by: Captain Hate at October 16, 2020 12:05 PM (y7DUB)

For our consideration - a unified Germany (post 1871) was one of the worst things to happen to Western civilization

Posted by: Troy McClure at October 16, 2020 12:10 PM (Izzlo)

338 Another basic rule: if someone is trying to make you feel guilty about discovering something they did, they're guilty, not you.

Posted by: An Observation at October 16, 2020 12:11 PM (frl74)

339 The who dis couple are obviously Faye Dunaway and Jim Neighbors in Trolls from outer space. It's like I don't even know you people. Where are my Quatloos?

Posted by: An Observation at October 16, 2020 12:14 PM (frl74)

340 Are there any Republicans who have actively supported PDT while he has been under attack for 5 years from both parties? I'm hoping I missed someone.
Posted by: Gilded

The progs are counting on W to kill the Orange Dragon. They hope/expect that W will help them force Trump out if they can sufficiently confuse the election. The future of our country may hang on W's rock ribbed backbone.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 16, 2020 12:15 PM (+y/Ru)

341 So far we have 2 names.

Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:15 PM (BRkq2)

342 Duncanthrax's Busy Moron's Guide To Voting

1. Find the election issue (print or online) of your local lefty "alternative" newspaper. (In Austin, it's the Austin Chronicle.)

2. Note their recommendations. (This is particularly helpful with those way-down-the-ballot positions and propositions.)

3. Vote the opposite of their recommendations.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 16, 2020 12:08 PM (DMUuz)


This is what I do with my local "standard" newspaper which has become more and more lefty shrill over the years, so much so that there's little difference between it and our local "alt-weekly" lefty rag.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 16, 2020 12:15 PM (kai08)

343 And that is how Montville, CT got a brand new $19 million Police Station when most everyone voted against it.

They way it was worded meant a yes vote meant you were against it and a no vote meant you were in favor of it. They had tried to get a new Station for years before they pulled the ballot language shenanigans.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 16, 2020 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

Ah, my old stomping grounds. Why didn't they just ask the Mohegan Sun to pony up the dough?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Si Vis Pacem, Pac Bellum) at October 16, 2020 12:16 PM (N3El/)

344 152
TABOR? That's the fifth of the six symphonic poems in the cycle "My Fatherland" by Bedrich Smetana.





No. "TABOR" is the Robot Rabbit ski-fi movie directed by Ed Wood.



Everyone knows this!



Not to be confused with "Tobor the 8 Man"

Posted by: jollyr at October 16, 2020 12:16 PM (H0i5z)

345 The progs are counting on W to kill the Orange Dragon. They hope/expect that W will help them force Trump out if they can sufficiently confuse the election. The future of our country may hang on W's rock ribbed backbone.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 16, 2020 12:15 PM (+y/Ru)

What is expected is that the entire "Republican" party will play the "neutral" party, which in itself is a major backstab, and the turn to backstabbing in earnest like all hell breaking loose.

I'm not shocked the "Republican" party has a plan to try to convince the little people that its W's doing.

So far, we have 2 names.

Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:19 PM (BRkq2)

346 We haven't vetted the 2. They are just the only 2 plausible candidates that anyone can come up with.

Posted by: Gilded at October 16, 2020 12:21 PM (BRkq2)

347 A great app for those old English words is the Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary. Can't remember if it's free or just a few bucks but well worth any nominal fee. I use it primarily for KJV bible study.

Posted by: Esteve` at October 16, 2020 12:28 PM (2IA0F)

348
I always love how complicated they make a Supreme Court Justice's job seem.

It's not. An attorney trying to sort out the minutiae of our bloated, self-contradictory justice system at the rural county circuit court level has a way more complex job than what SC Justices are *supposed* to do.

What they do in reality makes it seem complex, because they bloviate endlessly as a means of justifying what their actual job is, and it's even simpler than that. For the most part, they just stick their finger in the wind and then rule in whatever way will maximize the power of the federal government, short of a decision that would place their own branch at a disadvantage.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 16, 2020 12:28 PM (eXmcp)

349 95 This whole confounding "living document" stuff is rather easy to explain:
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Yeah, it's bullshit.

A "living constitution" just means that the constitution doesn't actually mean what the words say, and you can read all sorts of other crapola into it that isn't there (like a constitutional right to abortion) because that is what leftists want the constitution to say and think it should say, but they can't convince enough other people of that to formally amend the constitution to actually say it, so instead they convince leftist judges to infer it (i.e., read it in the invisible emanations from the penumbras).

IOW, a "living constitution" is whatever leftists want it to say, and it changes as leftists change what they want.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 16, 2020 12:38 PM (k4dH2)

350 127

Apparently [Rebel Wilson] has slimmed way down and so of course people are raging at her for losing weight.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 16, 2020 11:32 AM

Wow, she has! She actually looks quite curvy and attractive now, while maintaining her nice boobage.

https://et.tv/3dvTs7N

I like how she called it her "Year of Health". The Left hates that, because it insinuates that her previous body type was unhealthy. Which it was. But that's not what the Left believes. They think being morbidly obese is no health risk and is something to celebrate.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 16, 2020 12:45 PM (Do5/p)

351 https://twitter.com/All50News/status/1317080910504824832?s=20

Ho Lee Fuk!!!

Posted by: Timon at October 16, 2020 01:10 PM (8lMIN)

352 It goes directly to the founding of this country as one of sovereign people. The Constitution and all the Laws of the land only derive their authority from the people either directly or through their representatives. Originalism simply means that the Constitution, or any Law, means precisely what the people who voted for it believed it meant at the time. If you change the meaning, it is no longer what was voted into law.

In order to change a Law or the Constitution, the people must agree (either directly or indirectly) to the change. This is precisely why the Constitution has an amendment process and why Laws should only be changed by legislative action.

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 16, 2020 01:20 PM (FR+I0)

353 I'm guessing that's Ellie Mae Clampett....aka: Donna Dixon?

Posted by: MrObvious at October 16, 2020 01:26 PM (k+h+d)

354 Negative.....I still regret that Ace has no "Liking" a commentary or any ability to remove a post I regret having made.

Posted by: MrObvious at October 16, 2020 01:28 PM (k+h+d)

355 First Amy pic: "RUFKM?!"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 16, 2020 01:32 PM (Wf9oM)

356 MrObvious, that would be Donna Douglas.

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 16, 2020 01:32 PM (FR+I0)

357 Pudknockers.
Overly generous.

Posted by: Cluebat at October 16, 2020 01:34 PM (S8ld5)

358 Phooey. Wrong about Ava Gardner. Still, Earthquake was a great movie. More drama than San Andreas.

Posted by: hadsil at October 16, 2020 01:41 PM (tqjLf)

359 Is OregonMuse an ADV rider? I've never heard the term "Farkle" outside of that vertical. If so, what do they ride?

Posted by: Harry'sNotHere at October 16, 2020 02:04 PM (vFzt2)

360 A quibble about originalism: in a WSJ article this week, Scalia's son said it's not discovering the _intent_ of the writer (which we can't really ever do beyond the words he wrote) but rather the way the words were _understood at the time_ of writing. In fact these two things will usually/almost always overlap, but it's an important distinction.
e.g. in Acts when the KJV has Peter say "God is no respecter of persons," the plain 17th century meaning of that is what we today would render as something like "God does not show partiality."

Posted by: Henry O. at October 16, 2020 02:51 PM (fUP82)

361 Re: Who Dis guy

Wow, Thomas Jane is this guy's doppelganger.

Posted by: Jason M at October 16, 2020 03:03 PM (KcWn0)

362 No time to read all the comments, so my Who Dese guess is the married couple in "Village of the Damned."

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at October 16, 2020 03:30 PM (j4zcI)

363 ...the way the words were _understood at the time_ of writing.

Posted by: Henry O. at October 16, 2020 02:51 PM


This jibes with my comments above. The important thing is what the people who VOTED for the Law understood it to mean. THAT is what they voted for and therefore THAT is what the Law IS.

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 16, 2020 03:32 PM (FR+I0)

364 The democrats only want Liberal Activists Judges like Obama selected

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