johnt001

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  1. You can edit posts after submitting (3 Replies)

    What you can’t do is edit your comments after submitting them, and there’s a reason for that. Allowing users to edit their comments would allow unscrupulous users to change what was said after someone else replies, thereby making the person who replied look bad.

    As for your comments about signal to noise, I just downrate the noise and move on, it doesn’t really alter my participation here. What i have asked for in the past is for certain users to be banned for lowering the discourse, Dan From Waltham being the most prominent example of that, he was truly disruptive.

    I’d really like to know which blogs have a “block user” button, which methuenprogressive claims can be found on “well run” web sites. I’ve never seen that feature in a blog, certainly not in WordPress, the code base for BMG. It is available on forum-style discussion boards like php_BB, but sites like DKos, Crooks and Liars, ThinkProgress, Hullabaloo, Eschaton, etc do not give users the ability to block other users’ posts and comments, as far as I know.

  2. Senator Warren was indeed in attendance! (0 Replies)

    I had a couple of opportunities for pictures with her:

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    JT and Sentaor Warren

    I told her I was proud of the way she represents us in the Senate, and I spoke to her aide about having her appear on my cable TV show. I’ll be sure to write a post about the show if we manage to put it together!

  3. HA! Makwa = Makes... (0 Replies)

    I should really plug a keyboard into this laptop, I’ve worn the spots off the keys!

  4. Makwa no difference to me. (2 Replies)

    Democrat, Republican, whatever – he needs to lose his job.

  5. This was not a mistake, Christopher (1 Reply)

    It was deliberate – look for federal charges and a special prosecutor, hopefully soon.

  6. There's a much more thorough post and discussion... (1 Reply)

    …of this topic over at DKos:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/28/1347938/-In-officer-Darren-Wilson-s-defense

    Long story short: with prosecutors like this, Darren Wilson doesn’t need a defense attorney.

  7. Wow, ten years! (0 Replies)

    Congrats to a great blog – here’s to the next ten years of reality based commentary!

  8. I voted at noon... (2 Replies)

    I was number 558 in my precinct, so turnout was roughly 25% at that point. Today is also moving day for me, my lease is up tomorrow – this is my first break since noon.

  9. Seeing this bumoed today... (1 Reply)

    …put me of a mind to see what the denizens of RMG thought of the question. In their world, Charlie’s answer has already won the corner office!

  10. The only polling info discussed on the call... (0 Replies)

    …was to say that it’s close, and a lot of folks don’t know that a yes vote means no casinos. Some good news as well – the polls have remained tight despite a TV ad blitz from the pro-casino lobby, and we’re planning to go on the air soon with our own ads. Antone who can put some skin in that game is invited to make a contribution here:

    http://www.repealthecasinodeal.org/donate

  11. Thanks Sleepless! (0 Replies)

    Next week I’ll be representing Yes on 3 at a debate at the College of the Holy Cross – the Committee to Elect Me is somewhere in my future!

  12. Thanks for linking that! (0 Replies)

    What a great article – Kate, I’ll be canvassing Milford on Sunday in your name, and I’ll be wearing my “Kate” and my “You’ve Been Dispatched” buttons!

  13. "we both fight our party when we know they are wrong and we are right" (0 Replies)

    Excuse me, Ms. DeFranco? When was the Democratic Party wrong while you were right? When the party voted overwhelmingly to ignore you and get Elizabeth Warren, arguably the best senator on Capitol Hill, elected?

    I’m surprised liveandletlive hasn’t crawled out of the woodwork to endorse Tisei as well…

  14. It also shows that a lot of people... (1 Reply)

    …don’t know the difference between the national debt and the deficit. The national debt has gone up – with the deficit being down, it’s going up more slowly, but it has been going up nonetheless.

  15. I'll be representing Yes on 3... (0 Replies)

    …at a ballot question forum tonight in Framingham. I’ll certainly be including the corruption angle in my remarks!

  16. You are WAY off hre... (2 Replies)

    You’re suggesting that the casinos gross profit margin will be just $100 million annually? Then how does the state expect to reap between $300 million and $400 million in taxes? The $1 billion figure is gross revenue, not the amount gambled away in casinos – it is money that is removed from the economy.