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Jonny Appleseed

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Has the media stopped caring about Trump x Russia? I hardly ever see that new Jared felony

mentioned. Everything has become so normalized that anything less than the pee tape itself is just the status quo.
Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Tue Apr 11, 2017, 12:33 AM (12 replies)

When politicians block people on Twitter does it violate the first amendment?

Edit: Some of you don't seem to understand how Twitter works, or just aren't reading the post, but blocking someone on Twitter makes it so the person you block cannot SEE your posts. Making it harder for a blocked citizen to gain access to the representatives public statements.

Tweets have become all but official press releases/public statements at this point. So does choosing who gets to view those statements constitute a violation of a person's right to express themselves? When a politician blocks somebody it is usually a response to that somebody offering a dissenting opinion, a view contrary to their own. So as the politician in question grows and grows their block list it effectively becomes a selection of who can and can't view information pertinent to the United States Government based on views, beliefs, and ideologies. Choosing who can and can't receive public information from their government, excluding those people from aspects of the government. I suppose state officials, congresspeople and senators would be able to get away with it by claiming they only want direct channels to their constituents, but I doubt federal appointees and office-holders would be able to do the same.

This is a very counter-clockwise view of the first amendment I know, many people would not immediately pick up on it, but I think it may apply nonetheless. Unless somebody can provide some kind of Supreme Court precedent that would refute my opinion (I'm sure people more scholarly will know one off the top of their heads and I'll have egg on my face).
Trump violated presidential record keeping laws by deleting Tweets, so the convergence between Twitter and federal law isn't so outlandish.
Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Mon Apr 10, 2017, 02:11 PM (58 replies)

I thought idiots doing dangerous stuff just to get a photo for facebook was a generational thing

that forebodes the kind of generation we are to become. But no, fortunately humans have always been fucking idiots. Found this article about 19th-20th century dumbasses taking meme pics.

The irony is that the lens of history generally looks upon these people favorably as fearless rogues. Meanwhile I seldom imagine that many grandparents will earn the respect of their grandchildren after showing them a photo like this:

Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Mon Apr 10, 2017, 01:55 AM (0 replies)

Thank you, Scott - SNL

Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Sun Apr 9, 2017, 11:07 AM (5 replies)

Thank you Scott

Snl's on fire tonight
Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:13 AM (1 replies)

New Rule: Republicanism has become: Looking at any problem and saying, 'What would a dick do?'

Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Sat Apr 8, 2017, 01:28 AM (4 replies)

Maher's panel republicans saying that we should have used the filibuster for the next justice

because now they can appoint one even further right.

1. How do you get further right than Gorsuch?
2. What would've stopped them from doing that anyways? The filibuster? Why should it? They would've nuked it then too.
Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Sat Apr 8, 2017, 12:52 AM (37 replies)

How long before Trump tweets some insane shit to shoot himself in the foot like last time?

It only took a couple days after the speech. If he were smart he'd break his thumbs in advance.
Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Fri Apr 7, 2017, 11:27 AM (1 replies)

Just a thought, could this all be a massive political theater staged by Trump/Assad/Putin

-Trump is in trouble at home
-He is unable to shift policy in Syria to align with Russian interests without a catalyst
-Putin/Assad/Trump decide to put on a play
-Assad will use chemical weapons (that he doesn't need anymore thanks to Russian arms flowing in)
-Trump will launch missiles at buildings housing said chemical weapons
-Assad uses the U.S. as a demolition crew for illegal weapons that would only serve to hurt his regime internationally
-Assad apologizes: "sorry, I won't do it again. You're so amazing Trump wow"
-Trump is like "darn tootin, look at that folks. Now let's help you clean up ISIS without the use of those nasty gases"
-America's position is now pro-Assad
-Putin has distanced Trump from Russia, while also making him act in a way that benefits Russia

Keep your eyes peeled
Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Fri Apr 7, 2017, 01:05 AM (36 replies)

If the judiciary stayed the way it is, and Trump "opened up the libel laws"

Don't you think he'd be in a prison jumpsuit before lunch? I think it'd be funny if he got such a reality check.
Posted by Jonny Appleseed | Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:47 PM (2 replies)
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