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Postby Tyndmyr » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:00 pm UTC

Vahir wrote:You know, with the rise of the tea party and the increasingly ideologically divided republican party, I think now would be a good time to split it off into a third party, focused on libertarianism, isolationism, and business-friendlyness. I bet a lot of democrats would switch over, and it would really revitalize the political system. Leave behind the ultra-right and the ultra-left, and found a moderate party. *Continues dreaming*


This is basically what the Libertarian party is, but...as others have observed, there are systemic reasons why this doesn't actually work out. So, in practice, the Libertarians don't do so well on national-scale elections.

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Postby KnightExemplar » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:19 pm UTC

I've theorized how a 3rd party would emerge in the US. A 3rd party must advertise itself not as a moderate or whatever... but as the Kingmaker.

The power of the "Kingmaker party" would be to break the Filibuster and choose which policies between the Republicans and Democrats should win. 20 seats in the Senate would allow the Kingmakers to sway left and right (naturally becoming the moderate party). They would never aim to win the Presidential Election... although the "Kingmakers" would represent the swing voters. Hardcore Republicans and Hardcore Democrats would focus their efforts towards getting the "Kingmakers" to vote on their side.

In a battle of a 3-way free for all, it is the smallest party that has the advantage in policymaking.
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Postby addams » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:08 am UTC

Coyne wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:No, they can like Teddy Roosevelt, who founded the Progressive Party (AKA, The Bull Moose Party). Created the FDA, set aside huge areas as national parks, was huge on Welfare Capitalism*, favored diplomacy over war, broke up mega-corporations and "trust busted", ended slavery in the Phillippines, enacted huge number of workplace safety requirements, established Veterans pension system, much heavier business regulations, and the list goes on.


Yeah, my first thought is that Teddy Roosevelt had one fatal problem: He was a Republican; can't use him.

But then I realized, "Wait, the Republicans disowned him." (Okay, maybe a bit loose, but work with it.)

So it needs to be RooseveltBook (combining both) which really will cause the Republican's heads to explode. Between the two of them, Teddy and FDR created just about everything Republicans hate. Except The Affordable Care Act. (Hmmm. RooseveltObamaBook?)

That really is beautiful.
Well...Except that Obama/Roosevelt part.

I like the Roosevelts for so many reasons.
Of course, I liked Teddy less.

He was a Man's Man;
If ya' know what I mean. (wink-wink nod-nod)

Even the meanest roumors possible could not Tarnish his reputation as one of the Unwashed Masses, sometimes.
The Man Went Camping!

So funny.
The president today better not get the Bright Idea to go Camping.

He was one of the Rough Riders.
I don't want to know what they really did.

They were like Danel Boone and Paul Bunyan.
They were larger than life.

Oh. What do you want to name after a Guy that loved the out of doors and shouldered his share of Adult Indoor Responsibilities?

It will confuse the Hell out of the Spin Doctors.
As they attack Teddy for getting dirty,

We can bring up Franks exemplary grooming and consistent demonstration of formal education in both word and action.

What might come up over and over again how naive of both of these Roosevelts were.
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Postby eSOANEM » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:53 pm UTC

That's essentially the UK scenario (although the lib dems sort-of used to be in the position labour is today with labour as a far left minority party).

It's quite unusual for us not to have a majority government (having the PM kind-of automatically coming from the party with the majority in parliament helps prevent situations like Obama trying to do stuff with a congressional minority or whatever it was) so the government can almost always push important bills through without lib dem involvement. There are still a few low-whip bills where not all the government MPs will vote with the party line and, in that situation, the lib dems do act as kingmaker.

Of course, at the last election where we had no party with an outright majority they were kingmakers in who the government was by being able to decide who to form a coalition with. This has then made it pretty much impossible for them to act in their usual kingmaking capacity and, through the compromises of the coalition alienated an enormous amount of their support and they're probably going to get massacred in the elections next year.
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Postby Djehutynakht » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:05 am UTC

This isn't necessarily "Funny" news, but it is other:

James Brady's death ruled a homicide.

James Brady was the press secretary for Reagan. He was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981... 33 years ago.

Apparently, the police believe that injury suffered from the assassination attempt caused/contributed to his death, and as such his death is a homicide.


I just find it interesting. True, he was significantly disabled by the attack. Ruling that his injuries causing death 33 years later though, as an elderly man, is homicide is an interesting and unusual thought however.

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Postby Tirian » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:55 am UTC

It's not clear to me why so many people without any evidence or training reach the assumption that they are smarter than the medical examiner.

We have not been told of the manner of Jim Brady's death. But, for instance, if it turns out that he died of a brain aneurysm in the part of the brain that John Hinkley's bullet went through, then a finding of homicide is entirely legitimate. If Brady had died of a heart attack or pneumonia, that finding wouldn't be justified. With the cause of death not yet publicly reported, I think that we might defer to the people who know.

In, in fact, Hinkley is responsible for the condition that caused Brady's death, then the record should make that clear. The one curious thing to me is that this will apparently be counted as a 2014 homicide in D.C. even though Brady was shot in 1981 and died in Virginia. So it's not clear to me what that statistic is trying to measure.

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Postby addams » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:30 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:This isn't necessarily "Funny" news, but it is other:

James Brady's death ruled a homicide.

James Brady was the press secretary for Reagan. He was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981... 33 years ago.

Apparently, the police believe that injury suffered from the assassination attempt caused/contributed to his death, and as such his death is a homicide.


I just find it interesting. True, he was significantly disabled by the attack. Ruling that his injuries causing death 33 years later though, as an elderly man, is homicide is an interesting and unusual thought however.

I can see the humor in a homicide that takes 33 years to kill.
The only other method. that springs to mind, that can take that long is Nagging.

It has taken longer than 33 years to Nag a person to death.
The victims say it seems longer.
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Postby Djehutynakht » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:44 am UTC

Tirian wrote:It's not clear to me why so many people without any evidence or training reach the assumption that they are smarter than the medical examiner.

We have not been told of the manner of Jim Brady's death. But, for instance, if it turns out that he died of a brain aneurysm in the part of the brain that John Hinkley's bullet went through, then a finding of homicide is entirely legitimate. If Brady had died of a heart attack or pneumonia, that finding wouldn't be justified. With the cause of death not yet publicly reported, I think that we might defer to the people who know.

In, in fact, Hinkley is responsible for the condition that caused Brady's death, then the record should make that clear. The one curious thing to me is that this will apparently be counted as a 2014 homicide in D.C. even though Brady was shot in 1981 and died in Virginia. So it's not clear to me what that statistic is trying to measure.


You misunderstand me. I'm not assuming I'm smarter than the medical examiner. I fully trust the findings, and believe, so far as the information tells me, that Brady's death had something to do with the wound Hinkley inflicted on him, or else they would not have classified it as homicide.

I'm just pondering the reach of the definition of homicide. More of a philosophical thing, as it's very rare that a homicide is declared for a death that takes place 33 years after the committing of the crime. Will people say in the future "Hinkley killed Brady" or "Hinkley inflicted a wound on Brady, who later died three decades later due to a condition related to the incident"?

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Postby KnightExemplar » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:13 am UTC

"A Separate Peace" was basically about that. Finny's leg was broken early in the story, which eventually leads to later injury (many years later) when his bone-marrow (shattered from that injury years ago) enters the bloodstream and causes a heart attack. The main character Gene caused Finny to fall from the tree in the first place, and has to contemplate whether he is responsible for the death many years later. A slow homicide so to say...

It makes for interesting philosophy for sure. I don't think I've ever come to any conclusion from the story. Gene receives closure when Finny finally dies, so maybe its a bad example.
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Postby addams » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:51 am UTC

Is this funny?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtJHN3sskMs

Is it true?
Onion or Real?

Ebolia?
Of course, we can handle Ebolia.

Of course, we can.
We have great restraint.

Ebolia.
What a fucking NightMare.

Dark News or Funny News?
Well...How did This happen?

Do you ever wonder and then Know?
How did it happen that the Republican Senators took to the TV in opposition when some of those Guys from Gitmo were being brought to the US for Justice.

But; The Senators are quiet on This One?
They brought Ebola in!

It's ok.
Don't freak out.

It's not something Judy would do.
But; Judy is not running things.

Not afraid of Ebola?
Afraid of Ahab the Arab?

It's not that simple.
It's funny, somehow.

I know it is. I don't know How.
Medical Out Ranks.

Maybe that is it.
It's funny, somehow I don't know, How.

Medical does as it Damn Well Pleases.
Medical does not Have To ask congress every time it blows someone's nose or mind.

And; Medical can move like Greased Lightning.
For a Large Organization, Medical can move with One Mind.

I think it is both Funny and a little Tragic.
How is it Tragic?

We have such Wealth.
We can keep our people safe from Ebolia.
We are afraid we can't keep our people safe from Prisoners of War?

Why?
Will they Pray or Something?

Jesus. On second thought.
Maybe, we should all pray.

The Americans have Eboli. (think about That)
Not a lot. It usually starts out small.

Did you not Read the Book Toxin?
One of those Robin Somebody books.

It was turned into a Movie.
The Movie was filmed in my backyard.

Of course, I Had to read the Book.
Besides. Who is not fascinated with Hemoragics?
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpa ... es/vhf.htm

So interesting.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11329728

Do you know about barriers?
So weird.

I know it is possible.
I have no idea how it is done.

I am so old we were chastised for using gloves.
We were told it dehumanizes the Patient.

Things have changed.

Both in the heads of Clinicians and in the heads of Patients.
That is both the Good News and the Bad News.

ok. Maybe I don't explain it well.
It's funny. I know it is.

The Americans have Eboli.
It would make a great old fashioned newspaper HeadLine.
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addams wrote:The Americans have Eboli.
It would make a great old fashioned newspaper HeadLine.


Oh shoot. That's not good.
The Italians have Eboli too.

Spoiler:
(It might have been a headline in WWII..I can't do a goddamn google search without google autocorrecting me to "Ebola". In this respect, Google fails. If you google something even remotely similar to a current event you're doomed. )

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Postby addams » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:38 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:
addams wrote:The Americans have Eboli.
It would make a great old fashioned newspaper HeadLine.


Oh shoot. That's not good.
The Italians have Eboli too.

Spoiler:
(It might have been a headline in WWII..I can't do a goddamn google search without google autocorrecting me to "Ebola". In this respect, Google fails. If you google something even remotely similar to a current event you're doomed. )

The Itallians have a Talent.

(phew) I was so glad to see a Joke in that Link.
We know The Spanish decided to try their hand at treating Eboli at home.

Another Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLeCQaS4SUA

WHO is going to be the Project Manager?
Belgium took The Lead one time.

The head of their team was all stressed out.
Her life and the lives of the team were on the line.

That time Out, they used blood transfusion with some success.
The first case of an Eboli victim that could not be approached and cared for, broke my heart.

Many of us rush to the aid of our fellow man.
We can become infected vectors.

Funny.
Where is the funny?

Why did they name a Hemoragic after a nice little Italian Village?
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Funny?
The HazMat Suits look like Burka.
Everyone into a Burka!

The Burka people may win the Fashion War, yet.
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Postby Thesh » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:50 am UTC

There are fears from some of the right wing talking heads that if the US doesn't secure our southern border, we risk Ebola spreading to the US.
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Postby Djehutynakht » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:08 am UTC

When I see Ebola south of the border, then we'll talk.

So far, it's only been seen to the North (yes, completely contained in a hospital. But there you go)

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Postby sardia » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:06 am UTC

Maybe there was some sarcasm or needling against the stupidity of the conservatives in that post?

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Postby addams » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:16 am UTC

Thesh wrote:There are fears from some of the right wing talking heads that if the US doesn't secure our southern border, we risk Ebola spreading to the US.

That is something our WingNuts would say.
It is something our Common People might believe.

Another Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_BmoRt2vEc

Zomies?
"If you see someone that is showing symptoms,
You would not touch them."


People with Eboli are not Zombies.
(shrug) It is a catchy one.

I saw a video of an Eboli victim.
The person was crying.

It would be a reasonable time to cry.
The capillary beds around his eyes were breaking down.

He was crying Blood.
That IS a little off putting.

I wonder: Will Eboli victim become the next Rage in Halloween Costumes?

Security that requires a lot of delays
and tests traveler's physical and psychological well being is protective against disease.

It does not protect against people hating the security process and each other.
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Postby CorruptUser » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:21 am UTC

While Mexico probably doesn't have the US's best interests at heart when it comes to immigration, they damn sure aren't going to let Ebola come into their country first. So it's only an issue if infected Africans are swimming to Florida.

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Postby johnny_7713 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:01 am UTC

addams wrote:
Why did they name a Hemoragic after a nice little Italian Village?


It's actually named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The first investigators of the disease decided that naming it after the village where they found it would be too stigmatising for the village, so they took out their maps and decided to name it after the nearby Ebola river.

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Postby addams » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:11 am UTC

CorruptUser wrote:While Mexico probably doesn't have the US's best interests at heart when it comes to immigration, they damn sure aren't going to let Ebola come into their country first. So it's only an issue if infected Africans are swimming to Florida.

That is a mean thing to write.
It is Not true.

Mexico has been a good neighbor.
She treats Americans well.

If we could only return the favor.

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Why did they name a Hemoragic after a nice little Italian Village?


It's actually named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The first investigators of the disease decided that naming it after the village where they found it would be too stigmatising for the village, so they took out their maps and decided to name it after the nearby Ebola river.

How do you know that?
Link us up.

What else do you know about the Hemoragics?
Anything interesting?

It is difficult to find anything funny about them.
Do you know anything funny about them?
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Postby CorruptUser » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:28 am UTC

addams wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:While Mexico probably doesn't have the US's best interests at heart when it comes to immigration, they damn sure aren't going to let Ebola come into their country first. So it's only an issue if infected Africans are swimming to Florida.

That is a mean thing to write.
It is Not true.

Mexico has been a good neighbor.
She treats Americans well.

If we could only return the favor.


They encourage illegal emigration; Mexico makes too much money from exporting labor (they send the cash back home), and doesn't have the resources for everyone it already has. There is no way they are going to do anything to halt the flow of people north. They have been rather helpful otherwise, just not on immigration.

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CorruptUser wrote:They encourage illegal emigration; Mexico makes too much money from exporting labor (they send the cash back home), and doesn't have the resources for everyone it already has. There is no way they are going to do anything to halt the flow of people north.

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Postby CorruptUser » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:24 pm UTC

I'm not blaming them, just stating that their actions on the matter aren't in the US's interests. I guess they could stop the flow of people from South America traveling without passports and such. Most illegal immigrants aren't Mexican, after all.

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Postby addams » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:33 pm UTC

I suppose I can see the wisdom in having Tight Borders.

oh, Ho Hum...
The Americans have Eboli.

The Americans have Eboli and a failed Public Health System.
In good conscience, I must agree with you.

That border may protect Mexico from the people of the US.
What do you think?

If Mexico had Eboli, the US would Clamp Down.
Should Mexico not follow the example?

From what I hear, they have the ManPower.
They have the ManPower to enforce their Rule of Law.

They have a Public Health System.
They may want to protect it.
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Postby jestingrabbit » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:09 pm UTC

The drug trade has done a lot worse to Mexico than illegal immigration has done to the US.
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Postby Grop » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:18 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:I guess they could stop the flow of people from South America traveling without passports and such.


I believe they already do that, but not perfectly.

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Postby Thesh » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:21 pm UTC

jestingrabbit wrote:The drug trade has done a lot worse to Mexico than illegal immigration has done to the US.


I haven't even seen evidence that immigration hurts people in the US at all beyond the gang and drug related issues.
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Postby addams » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:04 am UTC

jestingrabbit wrote:The drug trade has done a lot worse to Mexico than illegal immigration has done to the US.

I think I might agree.
I don't know for sure.

How could a person possibly know?
The US has secrets. Loads of secrets.
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Postby CorruptUser » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:26 am UTC

Thesh wrote:
jestingrabbit wrote:The drug trade has done a lot worse to Mexico than illegal immigration has done to the US.


I haven't even seen evidence that immigration hurts people in the US at all beyond the gang and drug related issues.


It's probably a benefit in the long term. It's just that if they are coming in illegally, we can't screen out those with criminal and/or medical histories.

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Postby bigglesworth » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:41 am UTC

The wall screens out those with medical histories, but selects for those with criminal pasts *trollface*.
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addams wrote:
johnny_7713 wrote:
addams wrote:
Why did they name a Hemoragic after a nice little Italian Village?


It's actually named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The first investigators of the disease decided that naming it after the village where they found it would be too stigmatising for the village, so they took out their maps and decided to name it after the nearby Ebola river.

How do you know that?
Link us up.

What else do you know about the Hemoragics?
Anything interesting?

It is difficult to find anything funny about them.
Do you know anything funny about them?


Sorry for the delay in replying, my source is this BBC article: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28262541

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Postby addams » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:44 am UTC

Very nice.
Thank you.

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Postby LaserGuy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:31 am UTC

Great Pyrenees dog Duke wins mayoral election in Minnesota in a landslide victory. He will be paid in kibble.

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Postby addams » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:11 am UTC

LaserGuy wrote:Great Pyrenees dog Duke wins mayoral election in Minnesota in a landslide victory. He will be paid in kibble.

And; Will serve with good will toward man.
Unlike some of the human mayors I've met.
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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby PolakoVoador » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:50 pm UTC

LaserGuy wrote:Great Pyrenees dog Duke wins mayoral election in Minnesota in a landslide victory. He will be paid in kibble.


Brazil has a history of animals in elections. At least, from before we changed to electronic vote.

In 1959, a Rhinoceros was the top voted city Councilman in São Paulo (our biggest city), with near 100 thousand votes. And, in 1988 a Chimp came third in the mayoral elections in Rio de Janeiro, with close to 400 thousand votes. In both cases, since they were not official candidates, all votes were invalidated.

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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby addams » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:39 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:
LaserGuy wrote:Great Pyrenees dog Duke wins mayoral election in Minnesota in a landslide victory. He will be paid in kibble.


Brazil has a history of animals in elections. At least, from before we changed to electronic vote.

In 1959, a Rhinoceros was the top voted city Councilman in São Paulo (our biggest city), with near 100 thousand votes. And, in 1988 a Chimp came third in the mayoral elections in Rio de Janeiro, with close to 400 thousand votes. In both cases, since they were not official candidates, all votes were invalidated.

What a wonderful tradition.
I am sorry, electronic voting took that away from you.

It's a lot of work for the Human Politician's handlers.
It is no more work for the handler's of Lower Life Forms.

ok. Humans are easier.
Most Human Politicians can take a crap on their own.

But; Will they?
In the day and age of Twitter?

Probably Not.
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Postby Grop » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:46 am UTC

Quite a ridiculous story.

It's a bit weird how the article speaks so much of that woman who reported her, and hardly mentions the cops.

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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby WilliamLehnsherr » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:59 am UTC

Is it just me or is that article very strangely written? It has an odd flow to it and is full of confusing bits like: Fellow shopper Terry Hunt said, "parents, we don't guide our children in the proper way."

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Postby Tirian » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:33 am UTC

I'm not certain that the cops had a choice. The woman confessed to disorderly conduct. It's the court's duty to decide to not punish her for it. Then again, maybe the court will decide that public behavior that inadvertently triggers an abuse survivor is a criminal act.

LaserGuy wrote:Great Pyrenees dog Duke wins mayoral election in Minnesota in a landslide victory. He will be paid in kibble.


I don't understand Minnesota government beyond a little research, but it seems that "mayor" is a completely ceremonial title that is handed out at small towns' summer festivals. Here's another story about a Minnesota child mayor "elected" by winning a raffle with $1 tickets.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... -year-old/

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Postby addams » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:10 pm UTC

Tirian wrote:I'm not certain that the cops had a choice. The woman confessed to disorderly conduct. It's the court's duty to decide to not punish her for it. Then again, maybe the court will decide that public behavior that inadvertently triggers an abuse survivor is a criminal act.

LaserGuy wrote:Great Pyrenees dog Duke wins mayoral election in Minnesota in a landslide victory. He will be paid in kibble.


I don't understand Minnesota government beyond a little research, but it seems that "mayor" is a completely ceremonial title that is handed out at small towns' summer festivals. Here's another story about a Minnesota child mayor "elected" by winning a raffle with $1 tickets.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... -year-old/

So Charming.

Mayors that fancy themselves to be the Center of The fucking-Universe are so Off Putting.
Mayors that simply enjoy the experience and endeavor to make their fellow creatures happy, are delightful.

To be like Tom Paine in some small way is a good thing for a five year old child, a Great Pyrenees dog and for an adult leader.
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