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Everything posted by wildcat09

  1. I’m convinced you have a reading disability.
  2. GOP propaganda is having its intended effect.
  3. There's already a couple of shareholder suits that have been filed. One is related to his delay in reporting his acquisition of over 5% of Twitter's stock and another was recently filed by a shareholder (the Orlando Police Pension Fund, funnily enough) to try to stop the merger.
  4. Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.
  5. Seriously, y'all knock that shit off. Meanwhile, Judge Elrod is just out here quoting...Judge Elrod... on why all of admin law is unconstitutional.
  6. A 5th Circuit panel just declared the SEC unconstitutional.
  7. Translation: he's about to be sued by the SEC.
  8. If you don't have a problem with a candidate for office literally running the election for that office and purging voter rolls in the process you're welcome to fuck off to Russia.
  9. Inaction has even more dire ramifications than if they try and fail. This isn't War Games.
  10. After Bucha, anyone implying that it would've been better for Ukraine to surrender than to fight should be thrown to the lions.
  11. Then they can show up and assert claims for privilege. They can't just ignore a subpoena. Even if this Court would disagree with me (and it probably would because the conservatives just don't give a shit), I'm beyond fucking tired of the DOJ being chickenshit and refusing to bring anything they don't think are complete slam dunk cases. Their inaction has encouraged and is still encouraging serious criminal behavior that now threatens our very democracy. "What happens if they lose?" isn't a serious rebuttal when we know what will happen if they don't even try.
  12. There's a high likelihood of acquittal from charges for contempt of congress?
  13. Sack is just pretending that something that is in no way objectively measurable is actually measurable. Martin-Quinn scores are in no way a useful measure of partisanship: The paper goes on to discuss the shortcomings with this method of analysis in more detail (largely in the context of analyzing whether justices "shift" while on the Court). The general point is that there is no quantitative method of analysis that accounts for the non-quantitative aspects of the Court (what cases it chooses to hear, what cases it chooses not to hear, how political an issue before the court is, how neatly public positioning around a political issue before the court is divided along partisan lines, whether justices may generally agree on what an outcome should be but disagree as to why, etc.). Sack knows this. When he pretends otherwise, he's lying.
  14. This seems like a pissy response to how slow the DOJ has been at acting on the committee's referrals.
  15. Kavanaugh has literally never been anything but a political actor. He got his start in the world as a Republican ratfucker and he's been the same guy even as a judge and justice. His thirst for revenge just enhances what was always there.
  16. He's not lying to himself, he's lying to us. For the same reason the WSJ editorial board lies to its audience.
  17. Maher has often embraced the IDW/alt-right "the real threat to liberty is woke college kids" bullshit that's become really popular the last few years. He sucks ass.
  18. If Twitter wants him to pay it, they'll have to go through years of litigation.
  19. There's also the whole thing that one of his first statements regarding the purchase was about his desire to acquire Twitter because of the spam bots, so he could get rid of them.
  20. Also from Levine: For Musk to pretend that he cares about Twitter allegedly misrepresenting how many bots it has to the SEC is pretty rich, even for him.
  21. You mean to tell me a low-wage job might still require skill and hard work? I thought we had poor people because we've got a lot of lazy people with no skills to contribute to society?
  22. I would pay a good chunk of change to watch you wait tables for a week and see how you handle it.
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