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  1. recommendation (0 Replies)

    Read / follow Sarah Kendzior. She’s been right about just about everything so far.

  2. missing at least one important point (1 Reply)

    And it has to do with the written constitution.

    I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

    - John Lewis

    He’s seen intel that the rest of us have not.

  3. seems that the time is ripe... (0 Replies)

    … for one (last?) appearance of The Blimp. Editors?

  4. done (0 Replies)

    Thanks for getting this out.

  5. just keep in mind... (0 Replies)

    … that once you send any form of electronic message, you’ve then lost the control over where it goes. It’s as simple as that.

  6. but realistic (1 Reply)

    They should be considered private communication subject only to duly executed warrants, just like phone calls or letters.

    We’re talking email, right?

    I’ve had email accounts for over 30 years. I’ve probably seen almost every sort of “breach” possible, both accidental and on purpose, both by the person originally sending the message and the people receiving it. Messages sent to the wrong account (including some lovely messages from someone who for some reason had my address auto-complete when he was trying to email his daughter). People hitting “reply all” for something meant just for the message author on a list. People forwarding private correspondence onto mailing lists or to other parties. It just happens, and anything you or I write could end up in a very public place – without any malicious hacking or any government entities getting involved.

    Sometimes the result is just embarrassment. I’ve also seen it almost end careers. And one time the Secret Service got involved.

    If there is anything I want to say to someone that I don’t want to have to explain publicly later, I do in a way such that there is no paper, recorded, or electronic trail.

    And I’m not nearly as careful as some people.

  7. always (1 Reply)

    Do you compose every one of your emails with the consideration that somewhere down the road the whole world will read them?

    I most definitely do. And anyone who doesn’t shouldn’t complain when if and when the whole world does read them.

  8. meta note (0 Replies)

    If you remove the “#comments” at the end of the link to the article, it will open at the top instead of at the end of the Op-Ed.

  9. fraud? even Trump's own lawyers... (1 Reply)

    In their filing to stop the recount in Michigan, Trump’s own lawyers note:

    All available evidence suggests that the 2016 election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.

  10. at a minimum (0 Replies)

    Please sign this ACLU Action petition to demilitarize Standing Rock.

  11. doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result... (2 Replies)

    By reminding us that the people who are going to fix this thing and govern well are going to look a lot like Hillary Clinton.

    Us? We’re not the ones that matter.

    And meanwhile you throw bombs at people here who are trying to figure out how to make a difference. To paraphrase Mr. Rumsfeld, “You run an election with the voters you have, not the voters you might want or wish to have”. Somehow, a black man won the presidency twice, convincingly. There are voters out there who can be convinced to vote for a D candidate (and enough that could have been convinced to vote for Clinton) without normalizing unacceptable behavior or any other nonsense you are accusing us of.

    “Blame the voters” is a losing proposition.

  12. also, I'll challenge this (1 Reply)

    The norm that existed previously was that the very idea of Trump as president was a ridiculous and implausible notion that only irrational people would make. We all thought it.

    I don’t know who you were hanging around with, but everyone I know was nervous as hell about the election and the possibility that Trump could win. I was shocked, saddened, but not surprised. My “we” knew that this country was capable of this outcome.

    So I’m looking for things that can be done, especially given that I can’t do a Vulcan mind-meld with everyone in the country to make them see “the errors of their ways”, in order to realize what I wrote in that above comment.

  13. no, not really (1 Reply)

    So, I guess, my ‘plan’ (such as it is) is to try to remember that the norms we held before last week were sane and it is the breaching of them that is irrational. We should try to hold on to the way we’ve lived and not treat the breach of one norm as the destruction of all… and we should not let other take that advantage either. I don’t know if that’s ‘plan’ enough for you. But it’s all I got right now.

    How does this help anyone who is being targeted now by those encouraged to take their hate out on the “others”.

    How does this help to minimize the damage Trump and the Rs will cause over the next two years?

    How does this help to ensure that we get better electoral results 2, 4, 6… years out?

  14. so what is your plan? (1 Reply)

    It seems like your attitude is that the fix is “for everyone to think as I do”. If that’s not correct (or if it is), what is your plan to move forward? Or is it enough for you to be “right” ™.

  15. and in the 2008 general (0 Replies)

    He took the state by 9 points. So there’s that.

  16. additions (0 Replies)

    Fugazi: Greed

    Replacements: God Damn Job

    Minor Threat: just about anything (e.g., I Don’t Wanna Hear it)

    And currently anything in the Riot Grrrl genre.

    This all leans more cathartic than political – just let me turn up the volume and scream. For political, I can always put on Bruce Cockburn.

  17. couple off the top of my head (1 Reply)

    Couple covers my band does:

    Hüsker Dü: It’s Not Funny Anymore

    Nirvana: Territorial Pissings
    (just because you’re paranoid / don’t mean they’re not after you)