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  • Dec 6th, 2018 @ 12:00pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: magazine or clip?

    " enthusiasts are almost all male..."

    Says the person who is obviously not a car enthusiast that has spent any time with groups of other car enthusiasts.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 3:56pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: so?

    "He also assaulted the young inturn..."

    If you think that's assault being in a crowded room must be an absolute horror for you.

    "CNN has other people there."

    This is a specious argument. The point is not that someone else can't replace Acosta, it's that the next journalist might hold back on the hard questions for fear of being booted out. And that's exactly the result they want. That chilling effect is what the First Amendment protects against.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 12:17pm


    "Don't really think the 1st Amendment has anything to do with this."

    Decades of jurisprudence says you're wrong, but feel free to explain why you know better.

    "For better or worse, the White House is Trump's residence during his time in office. He can invite or not invite who ever he wants to his residence."

    The WH Press Briefing Room, and most of the rest of the building, is not Trump's residence! It's part of the government and subject to the same constitution as all other parts of the government.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 11:50am

    Re: Re:

    *"The most likely result would be that the White House stops having these type of meetings altogether."

    And at the moment that would be no great loss. SHS is one of the most disingenuous people to have ever had the position and the quality of the info provided is historically low. It's a shame the media still think it's a worthwhile effort.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 11:43am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: so?

    "There's zero First Amendment violations here, unless you want to claim the reporters who couldn't speak because this dimwit wouldn't give up the mic."

    There was absolutely nothing preventing any other journalists from speaking.

    "When their filing gets tossed by the first judge to see it, expect it to be ignored by the press. At best, a "correction" on page 58 in 5pt type."

    And our expectation is that when it doesn't get tossed, and when CNN wins as most actual legal experts believe will happen, you will be deadly silent and unable to admit to yourself let alone us that you were quite wrong.

    "The site used to be terrific on TECH issues. Now it's turning into a left-wing bully pulpit where any perceived slight of a leftist person or organization can expect to have "FIRST AMENDMENT! FIRST AMENDMENT!" shouted repeatedly."

    Feel free to post links to any Techdirt articles actually doing that. "Left-wing bully pulpit" is a just another hilariously lame catchphrase thrown out by those who love to call others 'snowflakes' for being offended but whine hypocritically at any pushback.

  • Nov 8th, 2018 @ 7:26pm

    Re: Re: Re: The Internet isn't everything, nor the only thing

    And yet here you are implying you know more than celebrities even though you are presumably not a professional political pundit.

    Most human beings are capable of being informed and knowledgeable about things other than their main profession. Being a celebrity no more excludes you from having a valid opinion than it does make that opinion more valid. It just means more people want to listen.

  • Nov 8th, 2018 @ 7:20pm

    Re: Re: Re: Consumers

    Maybe you should take a look at countries that actually have competitive broadband markets and require little to no net neutrality regulations.

  • Nov 5th, 2018 @ 2:50pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    "Oh, right, you just don't like the way he says stuff..."

    That's grossly simplistic and wildly incomplete.

    " he's against illegal immigration..."

    He's again non-white immigration, legal or not. It's just easier to make the most noise about illegal immigration, even though the financial benefits significantly outweigh the negatives.

    "I mean, it's not like we, the voting public in the USA, have SCREAMED about wanting a politician who KEEPS HIS PROMISES for freaking DECADES or anything."

    Still waiting.

    "And it's not like we've wanted, for just as long, a President who's NOT beholden to special interest groups or anything."

    Again, still waiting.

    "We finally got a POTUS who's both..."

    Apart from the fact that he lies to the public over 7 times a day on average and is financially tied to the Russians, Saudis and others.

  • Oct 31st, 2018 @ 3:07pm

    Re: Techdirt again leaves out facts: alien with heroin

    "I ask at just what level Techdirt / fanboys would set aside their anti-police, pro-drug, pro-illegal-immigrant bias and decide that evidence found overwhelms all technical considerations?"

    There is no level at which evidence should "overwhelm all technical considerations", because that would be illegal.

    Comments like this clearly display your ignorance of legal history and why there were laws put in place to protect the rights of the accused. There are very good reasons why there are laws covering police and prosecutorial behavior, usually centering around historic grotesque abuses of power that punished innocent people and did not serve the cause of justice. Most of these laws have been around a long time (and all around the world) because we figured out they were necessary a long time ago. They literally protect lives.

    Your allegations are completely baseless. Nobody here is defending the illegal acts that should've resulted in Lopez being punished. All criticism is directed at the illegal actions of the police that resulted in the case failing. Your ranting should be directed at them, not Techdirt.

  • Oct 17th, 2018 @ 4:25pm


    "...anyone posting "A great reckoning is coming" has lost ANY AND ALL potential sympathy on my part for whatever happens to him based on that. See, that DOES sound like a threat. Like, a lot. Like, a fucking whole lot."

    You sound like a very paranoid and/or easily triggered person, and I feel bit sorry for you.

  • Oct 17th, 2018 @ 4:23pm


    "They were notified of a threat (DePre said of Owens. "'A day of reckoning is coming,'")"

    That's not a threat. It does not imply or suggest any direct action by the speaker. It could, and in this case almost certainly did, mean any one of numerous perfectly legal things happening.

  • Oct 16th, 2018 @ 6:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: States Rights?

    "So do more of nothing while the bodybags get stacked higher. Awesome solution!!"

    Again with this? Are you actually only capable of this extremely simplistic thinking? Nobody is saying "do nothing", only pointing out that doing nothing is by definition better than doing something known to be counterproductive. The consent decree is part of the something that is being done. Improving police behavior will result in a public willing to help the police do their jobs.

  • Oct 16th, 2018 @ 6:21pm

    Re: Re: Re: NO, stifling political opponents while PRETEND is "moderation".

    "Other countries do not have an equivlanet law, and they are much more civilized."

    And lots of those other countries that don't have an equivalent law are a lot less civilized. The two things have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

  • Oct 15th, 2018 @ 7:46pm

    Re: Re:

    "What does anyone care about presumed innocence? People want Kavaugh destroyed on accusation alone, People want Hillary destroyed on accusation alone, People want Trump destroyed on accusation alone, People want Obama destroyed on accusation alone."

    None of those people are in court, which is the only place you have a legal presumption of innocence. I am perfectly entitled to my opinion that the first three people on your list were terrible mistakes that should never have happened.

  • Oct 10th, 2018 @ 2:47pm

    Re: US Law

    "Some how the left just can not understand that this has been going on since at least Lincoln."

    Try not to lump half the population into one amorphous group based on one ignorant comment. Anyone familiar with asset seizure understands how long this has been a problem. Techdirt have been discussing it for many, many years.

  • Oct 10th, 2018 @ 2:41pm

    Re: Re: Re: US Law

    "Or is it simply your opinion he lied and thus he is guilty because you believe he lied."

    His lies were plentiful, on the record, and proven as such by multiple people. Even if you dismiss the sexual assault claim, he lied about numerous other things. Whether he's "guilty" isn't the question, only whether he proved himself unsuitable for such an important role, which he did.

  • Oct 10th, 2018 @ 2:28pm

    Re: Anti-police Techdirt: police should NEVER de-fuse a situation.

    "Peace officers -- under common law -- are supposed to find some way to stop imminent violence."

    Please explain to the class why peace officers, presumably under your "common law", failed to immediately confiscate all the signs and torches being carried by those fine people protesting in Charlottesville. The outcome there was very predictable.

  • Oct 10th, 2018 @ 2:20pm

    Re: Re: What?

    "Having a sign implying the republican party supports molesting children seems like it would be breaking at least a few laws."

    But you don't name any, so we can assume you don't actually know.

    "Doesn't seem like a free speech issue when you are accusing someone of being a child predator."

    Who is this "someone" you speak of?

  • Oct 8th, 2018 @ 3:46pm

    Re: Re: Re: The reasons he should not have been confirmed

    "We still lead the world in every way that matters."

    Please provide a of list of all the ways that matter.

  • Oct 8th, 2018 @ 3:38pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: live in a full-bore Christian theocracy

    Counter-point: Do you consider Kavanaugh's extremely partisan behavior to be appropriate for a Supreme Court that is supposed to be apolitical, non-partisan, and separate from and not influenced by the other branches of government?

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