Thursday, May 12, 2022

Zealously Guarded Secrets

  • Congrats to Jason Frierson on being sworn in as new U.S. Attorney for Nevada. [News3LV
  • Will Nevada adopt ranked choice voting? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Senior citizens living in mobile home park forced to leave over rezoning. [Fox5Vegas]
  • How the leak might have happened. [SCOTUSblog]

38 comments:

  1. I actually personally like Ranked Choice Voting. However, I fear the effect of low information / less intelligent voters misusing RCV because they don't understand it.

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    1. Yeah, but, look at what low information / less intelligent voters already do.

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    2. OP Here - Exactly what I am afraid of. There is no question that LILI voters have almost completely shit the bed with every single Judicial Election in the past 30 years.

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    3. Please leave Johnny Depp out of this! That being said, let's appoint judges and leave voting alone. BTW, What is the added cost of RCV? Where is the money coming from? How many years will it take for LILI voters to learn the new system?

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    4. Based on the math, the process delivers on its promises. RCV produces candidates with the widest popular support and who will generally be the least divisive amongst voters. Some may not like that, but there you are. The learning curve, may be an issue. There are roughly 60+ local jurisdictions in the US with RCV, it would interesting to see what challenges they faced in implementation.

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    5. RCV is not hard. People rank things in order of preference all the time. I don't think the argument that people won't understand how to cast their ballots has any merit. Also, how does one "misuse" RCV anyway?

      To be fair, the part of RCV that is harder to understand is how the tabulation works. And that, unfortunately, will provide fertile ground for conspiracy theorists. As far as I can see, that is the only drawback of the system. Well, there is probably also a cost, but whatever it is, it would be well worth it.

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    6. Most on the right like RCV to my understanding. My concern is, however, that LILI's will rank ALL candidates thinking that is what's required. That said, I am in favor of open primaries and will be overjoyed to see the voters flock to Independent or Non-partisan. I for one, remain registered with "my" party only for purpose of primaries.

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  2. Jason Frierson is tops. Congrats,man

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    1. Respectfully disagree.

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    2. A first rate, solid, and stable, appointment. One who see all sides. Long overdue.

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    3. A nice man. Love him,not inappropriately.

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    4. 1:04 you've been reported to HR

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    5. Jason is a nice guy. Not sure he is US Attorney material but then we have had a run of abusive choices so this is a nice change. If Jason goes through the office and purges the remnants of those dark habits (starting with Steve Myhre) then he will be a welcome addition.

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    6. He wont. Add Dan Scheiss to your purge list.

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  3. 11:17 your so called objectivity isn't really working. You have no idea what you are talking about. The states are banning Plan B. Pharmacies will NOT mail pills to addresses where it's banned. Texas has deputized everybody and given practically ANYONE the ability to sue someone who aids a woman in getting an abortion. So if Jane Doe's friend drives her to Colorado for an abortion, Jane's nosey neighbor can sue the friend. Why not shut your mouth and do some research? You are clueless.

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    1. Saaaalty....... Now that the CNN talking points are out of the way. Although you may have missed a couple.

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    2. It's been a minute since I studied oral advocacy. Is there a new methodology by which a participant simply screams CNN until the other side admits defeat?

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    3. I have used that in oral argument in the past to audacious laughter from the bench and steaming ears from OC.

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    4. 12:24--you viciously attack 11:17, but no one posted at 11:17 or any time close to it. Was here some outrageous(or at least highly controversial) post at 11:17 that was removed?

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    5. Please leave 12:24 up forever as a reminder of just how these people think - I love it!

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    6. THWWAAACCKK!

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    7. I do not know what a THWWAAACCKK is but it is very funny for some reason

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    8. That is the sound of the Blogmasters deleting entire threads with the stroke of a keyboard.
      #FreeTheTHWWAAACCKK!

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    9. Under his eye!

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    10. 1:25 obviously 11:17 was deleted. And you consider 12:24's comment a "vicious attack." Sensitive much?

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    11. 12:32 is there one "talking point" in 12:24's comment that is not objectively, factually accurate?

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    12. 8:35 - Every point in 12:24 is not actually accurate - I hope you were being sarcastic

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    13. 835 was not being sarcastic.

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  4. #freethemaleincumbent
    #freebonniebulla
    #freethejuiced

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  5. Blogmaster saw the word "abortion" and THWWAAACCKKK with a self-spoken "I don't think so, Tim."

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  6. The man . The myth....the legend

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  7. #FreeSpeechOnThisBlog
    #StopTheBiasOnThisBlog

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  8. #StopTheProlongedNeverEndingLiberalBiasOnThisBlog (not 1:51 but I like him/her)

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  9. #ElonPleaseBuyThisBlogSoWeCanSpeakFreely
    #ElonDoNotPayMoreThanFiveDollarsThough

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  10. I’m running out of serotonin on this blog.
    #freethemind
    #freeyournipple

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  11. Will all "free speech" whiners (assuming there is more than one and it's not the same person posting multiple times) please go start their own blogs so they can say whatever they want?

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    1. No. We like it here with you. Except for when your feet are cold and you steal all the blankets.

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    2. But how will you learn 8:38 if I leave?

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