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Postby Grath » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Thad wrote:Not phrasing it as "There's nothing in the rulebook that says a dog can't be governor" is possibly the biggest missed opportunity I've ever seen.

Even though there's nothing in the rulebook that says a dog can't be governor, Kansas still won't let Air Bud file for candidacy.

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Postby Büge » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:52 am



They got it sorted out, but it's still interesting.
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Postby François » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:58 pm

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article204224234.html

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson has repeatedly warned [Kansas Secretary of State Kris] Kobach’s team about trying to introduce evidence that has not been shared with the plaintiffs during the first three days of the high stakes trial, which will determine whether thousands can vote in Kansas this November.

Kobach complained that the parties in the case “are relying on numbers that are stale” after the judge blocked a line of questioning to Bryan Caskey, the state director of elections, on data that had not been provided to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiffs in the case before the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.

This triggered a rebuke from Robinson after three days of polite warnings on the rules of legal procedure in the face of multiple hiccups from Kobach’s team.

“We're not going to have a trial by ambush here... You're stuck with what you provided to them by the deadline,” Robinson said.

"No, no. That's not how trials are conducted," she told Kobach during the exchange.

Sue Becker, an attorney on Kobach’s team, tried to interject. “Let me finish,” the judge said as she continued on with her admonishment.

Kobach’s office had two years to update the data on suspended voters being used in the case and waited until the week of the trial to try and work in new numbers into the case, Robinson said.


I know things go wrong so often, but dang that makes it so delightful when they go right.

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Postby Mongrel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:44 pm

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I didn't know 'Daneeka' was a Romanian name!
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Postby mharr » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:39 pm

I suspect you can get this sort of thing reversed pretty quickly by defaulting on some major debts on the basis that you're dead.

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Postby Lottel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:49 pm





He's from my home town. No one ever talks about him around here.
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Postby Mongrel » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:22 am

You guys have heard about the crazy seemingly-random bombings that have been hitting Austin, right (although the fourth incident may have been a copycat)?

Anyway, there was a fifth today as a package exploded in a FedEx facility before reaching its destination (Reuters).
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Postby TA » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:19 pm

Mongrel wrote:You guys have heard about the crazy seemingly-random bombings that have been hitting Austin, right (although the fourth incident may have been a copycat)?

Anyway, there was a fifth today as a package exploded in a FedEx facility before reaching its destination (Reuters).


Uh, they're not random. They're clearly racial.
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Postby Mongrel » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:27 pm

TA wrote:
Mongrel wrote:You guys have heard about the crazy seemingly-random bombings that have been hitting Austin, right (although the fourth incident may have been a copycat)?

Anyway, there was a fifth today as a package exploded in a FedEx facility before reaching its destination (Reuters).


Uh, they're not random. They're clearly racial.

Only if the fourth one was a different guy.

The articles I've been seeing have said that the first three packages went to blacks in poor neighbourhoods, but the fourth one was in a park in a predominantly white and wealthy. I'm not sure anyone knows where the fifth one was bound, or if they do it hasn't been released yet.

It's certainly possible that there's more than one bomber, but then that's a different set of questions and problems.
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Postby Mongrel » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:07 pm

New Austin bombing - apparently a Goodwill employee was seriously injured because this latest package had been put in a goddamned Goodwill donation drop.

Also, FedEx found an unexploded package sent by the same person who shipped the one that blew up earlier, so that's something at least.
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Postby Mongrel » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:52 am

CNN wrote:A possible explosion reported Tuesday night at a Goodwill store in Austin turned out to be unrelated. In that incident, an employee was injured by two "artillery simulators" in a donation box, said Ely Reyes, Austin's assistant police chief.


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I have so many questions.
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Postby Joxam » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 am

As someone from Texas I immediately thought, "probably fireworks."
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Postby Mongrel » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:32 pm

Bomber blew himself up yesterday while surrounded by the cops. Unsurprisingly, it turned out to be a young white guy with whacknut views.

Guardian story with the details
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Postby Mongrel » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:05 pm

Texas bomber‘s rambling 25-minute video doesn’t present a motive: police

I shouldn't laugh at this headline, but I did.
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Postby Mongrel » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:57 pm



One of my lawyer friends shared this. This indictment is fucking insane. The whole thread (read the thread), is mind-boggling.

These guys were like Tim Allen on meth.
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Postby mharr » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:37 pm

"Verruckt suffered from a long list of dangerous design flaws; however, the most obvious and potentially lethal flaw was that Verruckt's design guaranteed that rafts would occasionally go airborne in a manner that could severely injure or kill the occupants."

The fucksticle?

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Postby Mongrel » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:52 pm

Holy shit! The Pinkertons still exist!

And they're still union-busting.



Everything old is new again.
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Postby Friday » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:32 am

pinkertons vs nazis vs dinosaurs
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Postby Mongrel » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:52 pm

io9: Stan Lee's been having some trouble with a business partner in a charity who has apparently been ripping off Stan and his daughter. This story has now taken a turn for the weird due to the partner using an elaborate scam to steal Stan's blood, use the blood to forge Stan's signature on various new comics, which are being sold in a Las Vegas comic shop for $500 each

What in the everliving fuck.
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Postby nosimpleway » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:21 pm

Did I miss a step in this cunning plan or does Stan Lee sign his comics in blood?

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