Jordan117

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Jordan117,

As shitty as American politics can be, we should be very thankful that overt violence against political candidates, journalists, volunteers, etc. has not (yet) been normalized. I can’t imagine being involved with Mexican politics, especially anti-drug/anti-corruption reform, with the threat of cartel retaliation hanging over you and your family. Strong respect to those who tough it out.

Jordan117,

I voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary, but at this point I think he would have been destroyed, McGovern-style, if he’d been the nominee either time. He never had to face a truly negative campaign in the primaries and there’s no telling how he would have fared if Republicans (and some Democrats!) really twisted the knife with stuff like “the rape essay”, his employment history, his association with socialism, etc. We made out so much better with a moderate-seeming guy like Biden who managed to secure most of what Sanders would have been realistically able to pass while giving it a nice centrist sheen.

Neo-Nazis Swarm Home of New England Governor (www.rollingstone.com)

Comment on Headline: I don’t know if swarm is the right word, I think that implies they entered the home? I guess a group of insects is a swarm whether it’s inside or out. They had their Nazi party in the street, and the governor’s home is protected at all times by state police....

Jordan117,

I reckon it’s a combination of clickbait and an old-school J-school aversion to putting long words in headlines (though you’d typically see “Mass. Governor” in that case).

Jordan117,

I’m a little puzzled by the name, since it seems to be more about vintage computer hardware than the web. Or I guess maybe it’s like a mini-web about retro things? Idk

The RNC will meet privately after Trump allies pull resolution to call him the 'presumptive nominee' (apnews.com)

The Republican National Committee is meeting behind closed doors this week as some allies of Donald Trump had hoped to put the group’s stamp on the former president early in the 2024 GOP presidential nominating campaign....

Jordan117,

I really hope she gets the nomination, because there’s a 100% chance he runs as independen/write-in and splits the Republican vote.

More likely he agrees to support her (or at least not run) in exchange for a full pardon.

Border standoff between Texas, feds intensifies as governor defies Supreme Court ruling (www.pbs.org)

This week, the Supreme Court sided with federal agents to remove razor wire put in place by Texas along the Rio Grande. The state is using wire and state agents to block Border Patrol from accessing a section of the border in Eagle Pass. Homeland Security is demanding access to the area by Friday, but Gov. Greg Abbott is...

Jordan117,

Abbott’s a bigoted demogogue asshole, but this entire thing feels way overblown, thanks largely to poor reporting.

The Supreme Court ruling in question was one of those zero-commentary “shadow docket” things that simply struck down a lower court injunction holding that the federal Border Patrol was not allowed to cut razor wire laid by the Texas state guard. The clear implication is that the feds have ultimate jurisdiction and the state needs to stay in their fucking lane. But because of the ruling’s terseness, there’s wiggle room for Abbott to say that they didn’t explicitly order Texas to stop placing wire or to obstruct Border Patrol operations, only that the feds were permitted to remove it if they wanted. So he takes that legal loophole and uses it to give a big middle finger to the administration and the Court using the same hysterical rhetoric he always has.

Problem is all the reporting on the Court ruling glossed over the mechanics and interpreted it as saying more than it actually did, which in turn makes Texas’s obstinacy look less like legal trolling and more like a full-blown constitutional crisis. But Abbott has not (yet) directly disobeyed a Supreme Court order, and I expect the administration will petition the Court for an expedited slapdown of his semantic bullshit. If he ignores that, or right-wing threats pressure the Court into reversing their prior decision, then we’re really into nullification crisis territory. But the freakout roiling progressives is, at this point, premature.

Jordan117,

Many outlets got burned repeating Hamas’s claim about an Israeli missile destroying a hospital only for it to turn out to have been a misfired Hamas rocket. They’re being careful not to attribute blame unless they can confirm what happened first.

Jordan117,

Biden won the primary by millions and millions of votes, will easily do so again this year, and his policies are (and always have been) square in the middle of the Democratic mainstream. Say what you want about him but he’s clearly representative of Democratic voters.

Jordan117,

What are you talking about? It’s both a big- and small-D Democratic election. Biden got nearly 20 million votes, a majority of the total and almost double what Sanders got.

Jordan117,

Reminds me of all the critics who took every opportunity to slag Obama for drone strikes while ignoring Trump ramping them way up with no transparency (while Biden virtually eliminated them).

Jon Stewart Returns to ‘Daily Show’ as Monday Host, Executive Producer (variety.com)

After scuttling a months-long search for a new host, the Paramount Global network said it had enlisted Jon Stewart, who presided over the late-night mainstay’s most popular era, to serve as its host on Monday nights throughout the 2024 election cycle and to run the program. He is expected to oversee the program through 2025....

Jordan117, (edited )

Stewart is great, but I wonder if any of the original writing staff is returning as well. He didn’t carry the original show alone, and even the opening monologue will hit different if there’s a new team behind it.

Roger Stone Should 'Absolutely' Be Prosecuted For Assassination Scheming: Rep. Eric Swalwell (themessenger.com)

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., declared in an interview that long-time Donald Trump confidante and adviser Roger Stone should “absolutely” be prosecuted after he was apparently caught on tape discussing the assassination of Swalwell and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y....

Jordan117, (edited )

Repeating for emphasis that the state house map was redrawn after 2020; the most similar district under the old map was HD-42, which went R by 1% in the 2020 election, but the borders were different around Orlando so it’s an apples-and-oranges comparison.

Most Republicans agree with "poisoning the blood" language (www.cbsnews.com)

As Donald Trump dominates the GOP nomination race and some of his inflammatory comments find favor with the party faithful, CBS News measured how the public feels about his “poisoning the blood” language. A striking number of voters agree with this description of immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally, and among...

Jordan117,

Note that this question () was only asking “likely Republican primary voters.”

To me, the most disturbing stat was , the 50-50 split among all likely voters between valuing “a strong economy” versus “a functioning democracy.”

Jordan117,

It’ll result in the industry moving to nations with more permissive scraping laws (like Japan) or less respect for Western copyright (Russia, China).

Jordan117,

An anti-Semitism scandal also wrecked Labour in the last UK election.

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