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johnnyFive  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

Self-righteousness is a hell of a drug.

johnnyFive  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

So your defense is that you're being a bigot, but it's okay, because you're not as bigoted as some of the people you're bigoted towards?

johnnyFive  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

Funny, they'd probably say the same thing about a gay person. But that's ok because you're doing it for a good reason, right?

johnnyFive  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

People said the same thing about Roberts and Gorsuch too.

You really need to climb off your high horse. Or did you forget your using a full-on slur regarding your straw religious people in a private message to me recently?

johnnyFive  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

How exactly is she enforcing anything via a case that hasn't even been heard yet, much less ruled upon?

johnnyFive  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 4, 2020

It's strange, it feels alternately like this election is both hugely momentous and completely meaningless. In truth I'm not sure which outcome will be worse in the long term. Biden will put the mask back on and eat around the edges, but he's not going to do shit for most people; the systemic issues predate Trump by a long time. While I do think a Biden administration will be less harmful overall, I am concerned that it will put the populace to sleep. We're tired, we want a break, and a Biden presidency seems like a good excuse to do that. I have zero hope of anyone being able to push Biden to the left, but Trump's incompetence and just general terribleness has opened up the Overton Window some. In other words, I think a Biden victory will allow short-term improvement, even if that's just un-doing some of the damage Trump has done, but the long-term effects are far less certain.

Trump gave us a chance to actually confront some of our deeper issues as a country, but we've instead spent our time hand-wringing about how he's uncouth in public. As long as the gun is shiny, we don't really care where it's pointed.

johnnyFive  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ctrl + f “Joe Biden policies”

I couldn't have said it better. I've been spending time on leftist Discord, which has helped me learn a lot of things from a new perspective, but also to help commiserate about how ugly things have gotten.

johnnyFive  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ctrl + f “Joe Biden policies”

Yes, he definitely managed to clear those very low bars.

johnnyFive  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ctrl + f “Joe Biden policies”

The ACA was a compromise that didn't need to be made - the Democrats had complete control of the government for two years and squandered it. The Paris Accord was symbolic, and hasn't led to any meaningful action. I think giving them credit for influencing Obergefell is a stretch.

Meanwhile, you have significant problems that continue: racial injustice in the legal system, police brutality, climate change, and immigration, about which they did nothing or even set us back. Let us also not forget that they set the precedent of saying it's totally fine to execute American citizens abroad without due process (to say nothing of all the foreign civilians they killed via the drone program).

johnnyFive  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ctrl + f “Joe Biden policies”

Democrats have no problem putting out policies, but a terrible record on actually getting anything done. On climate change, we need drastic action, and I don't think that a Biden administration will do more than eat around the edges (especially since the Green New Deal was specifically excluded from the Democratic platform earlier this year). The Democrats have fucked around for too many years for me to have any real faith that they'll do anything real.

Haha yes, although I'd replace that with "the audacity to think they can control a language." Spain does still technically have a king, after all, and the RAE has a long enough history as such I can't really blame them for not giving it up.

I mentioned this to a transgender Mexican woman I know on Discord, and her response was:

    get fucked royal academy, we don't have to follow your rules, and your spanish sucks

So take that for what it's worth :D

johnnyFive  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Clearance Thomas' Surprise

Sorry, somehow the notification for this didn't pop up until now.

What you're describing is one of the big debates in terms of statutory interpretation. My own somewhat uninformed take is that judges are always conscious of policy motive in some way shape or form (how could you not be?), although they try to avoid hanging their hat on it. Sometimes they go too far IMO: most of the caselaw dealing with racial discrimination, for example, says that you have to show disparate intent, not just disparate impact.

johnnyFive  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Clearance Thomas' Surprise

Yeah that's my point, and so I don't think it's correct to suggest that this means anything beyond that.

johnnyFive  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Clearance Thomas' Surprise

It's an interesting question, but IMO is more a matter of his version of strict textualism than any underlying policy motives.

johnnyFive  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2nd Virtual Hubski Meetup!

That should be doable for me!

johnnyFive  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The First Official Virtual Pandemic Happy Hour

Whoops, I didn't see this until this morning (Monday the 21st). Hopefully next time!

johnnyFive  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The First Official Virtual Pandemic Happy Hour

I might well be able to do that, so definitely keep us updated!

johnnyFive  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dune: the Trailer has Awoken

I'm glad we've (indirectly) convinced you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

johnnyFive  ·  78 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Amazon’s Alexa for Landlords Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen

Wiretap law is debatable, tort doesn't seem likely (not sure what kleinbl00 is referring to with that one).

The thing is, for court to happen, the landlord has to get caught.

Also, this presupposes they don't require consent as part of the lease, which muddies the waters still further.

edited to add: this also assumes the tenant has the money to sue over it.