Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

from the conversationalism dept

This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is an anonymous comment about what happens when medical companies implode, leaving people who rely on their products in the lurch:

One partial solution for medical devices is to requires that the software source code and hardware design are held in escrow and released if the manufacturer goes out of business or refused to continue to support the device.

In second place, it’s That One Guy with a comment about Josh Hawley’s mug:

‘I don’t support insurrections, just those doing them!’

He says its a “perfect way to enjoy Coffee, Tea, or Liberal Tears!” and is “not a pro-riot mug.”

… He says of the picture of him showing support for a bunch of deranged insurrectionists storming the capitol, but I suppose if you want to split hairs there is a difference between ‘riot’ and ‘insurrection’ so technically he’s correct, just not in a way that leaves him looking better.

For editor’s choice on the insightful side, we start out with a comment from TheDumberHalf about sex offender registries:

Outlawing someone’s existence

Sex offender registries are not the only harm. Some cities outright prohibit you living in the city at all – a result of cumulative boundaries around sensitive areas. We can all agree, parole should help you integrate and keep you on the straight and narrow. However, people need an actual chance. Then there’s instances where peeing in public or even hugging is a sex offense. Scope creep is a bitch.

Next, it’s PartTimeZombie sharing a reaction to our post about Alabama cops:


I’m not American, so I had to look up the term “MRAP”.
Imagine my amazement when my search returned a bunch of pictures of armoured military vehicles.
Police don’t need those, armies do.

Over on the funny side, our first place winner comes from our post about Amy Klobuchar’s next unconstitutional speech control bill, “the NUDGE Act”. One commenter wondered if these acronym games would lead us to the “WINK, WINK, NUDGE, NUDGE” Act — and Strawb had the perfect rejoinder:

Amy Klobuchar: “Say no more.”

In second place, it’s another comment about cops and military equipment — this time from an anonymous commenter on our post about Senators who are freaking out about the White House’s minor police reforms (and one response in particular):

“Police officers will face a grim reality if this EO is enacted and their lifesaving equipment is restricted from them.”

Huh. I didn’t know that the 1033 program offered N95 masks, and training in epidemiology.

For editor’s choice on the funny side, we’ve got a pair of puns. First, it’s David with a response to YouTube’s ContentID demonetizing a video of a cat purring:

Dude, it’s obvious.

Clearly it was a copycat.

Finally, it’s an anonymous comment about cops seizing cash generated by the legal marijuana business:

They’re taking marijuana proceeds, from a transport.

They’re High waymen.

That’s all for this week, folks!

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