On the contrary, I would expect the DNC to do everything they can to support a (D) over an (I).
Though if they had any sense they would stick within the letter of the law.
Hey the Republican establishment is not in love with Trump. NeoCons are not for Trump. PaleoCons are not for Trump. Social Conservatives are not for a planned-parenthood, abortion loving Trump and small-government Libertarians are not for a big-government, eminent-domain grabbing, gun control type like Donald Trump.
The religious hard-right is for him. Not because of his faith or righteousness, but because he offers them the hope of power.
(As if they will be able to control him after he gets elected.)
Trump brought in disenfranchised voters in from the cold (as did Bernie). Look at closed caucus states and see how well Trump did. (He did not do well). If the Republican party was proportionate as the Democrat primary was (as opposed to winner take all/most) then Trump would not be the nominee. It would have been a contested convention with Trump barely having 1/3 of the total delegates.
I suspect the RNC will have a superdelegates mechanism in place before the 2020 election.
Most Republicans seem more worried about him winning than about him losing.
I love it how you Trump cocksuckers have literally nothing to go on other than "Hillary ran her own e-mail server ZOMG!!!1111
That's not just the Trumpers. The entire Republican party operates on investigations rather than trying to run the country.
The Russians want Trump to be President. That bears repeating a couple of times. Just think about why that might be.
Devout Republican George Will[*] is saying that he thinks the reason Trump won't release his tax returns is because they would show how much he is in bed with the Russian oligarchy.
[*]Think what you will of Will, but he's got putdown-fu. After some recent fuss with Trump he said "He has the advantage on me - I can't say everything I know about a topic in 140 characters."
I rifled through the emails eagerly looking for stuff, but I was disappointed-
Colbert found the best one in a suggestion thread:
"Eat my butt"
I guess he forgot about the old Microsoft motto: Embrace, Extend, Extinguish. It's still alive today, albeit a bit more subtle than it used to be.
The industry as a whole seems to have forgotten the events of 15-20 years ago (as is common in human society).
If it hadn't, we wouldn't have let systemd do the exact same thing with regards to compatibility with non-systemd distributions, let alone other Unices.
"Sure, all you have to do is add a hard dependency on our library!"
"They way you've been doing for 30 years is incorrect, here make a chance that will force mindshare onto your entire userbase."
"Distributions CAN use something other than the defaults, but we want them to use the defaults and there's no guarantee that not using the defaults will ever continue to work."
> "The authorities" instead cry wolf.
Nah, I doubt its really them. More likely scenario is this is a solution looking for a problem and a government contract.
As a bonus, once they have tested it on wildfires, it can be used to suppress information gathering by non-approved entities elsewhere.
This is a sales pitch to despots everywhere.
"Your news organizations will buy commercial drones, with this, you can direct them away from whatever atrocity you want to hide"
Much like the sales of tools for mass surveillance are selling like hotcakes to despotic "allies" around the world, so will this. Sure, it wont stop a dedicated hobbiest who ignores it....but lets be honest.... most news orgs will buy off the shelf and compliant.
They will be most easily controlled around the globe if this sees widespread adoption.
This sums things up perfectly. I keep seeing "news stories" about things that have been going on since mankind first drug itself out of whatever cave it was living in being rebranded as something that these newfangled kids are doing.
I don't get it.
The current generally has virtually no historical awareness for anything pre-2005. This is beyond the "normal" cyclic view of history and re-inventions, many of them have only the barest knowledge of life before YouTube. I grew up well after the '70s, but somehow I had cultural awareness of the Vietnam War and its influence on the then-present-day as I was a teen and into my twenties.
The current generation (I don't like the term "Millennial" since I find it to be too broad
For decades they have been telling kids to work hard and achieve all they can. To get a good job you need a degree, they said. And she enough, all the good jobs list a degree as a requirement.
Degrees used to be free of course, or at least quite cheap. And there were good jobs that paid the debt off.
Millennials made the decision to get an education based on the advice they had at the time. They were 18, younger even. And it worked out well for their parents.
But oh, sorry, we broke the economy and well, someone's gotta pay... And it won't be us, we've got ours.
I pity the H/S graduating classes of 2007 and 2008, who didn't really know any better but weren't in a position to change course. Anyone afterwards knew damn well that they had to think carefully about their major, about getting a job, and about vocational schooling as an option.
Anyone before then should have remembered the echo from the dot-com implosion and recession, and/or was old enough to know that their degree in Religious Studies and Art History was not going to pay the bills. I remember telling people that, but they continued anyway. That was a *conscious* choice for them that they had plenty of time to reconsider their huge incoming student loan debt -- and with a decent job market, they had options.
Or, more specifically, obstruction of justice.
If you refuse to give a legible fingerprint when your fingerprints are being taken at the jail, for example by trying to move your fingers back and forth so the ink smudges, the bailiff or other police official will just hold you down until they can get a valid read. You have no right to prevent that from being done.
If you do the same thing, but in a way that surreptitiously destroys the evidence on the phone in the process (knowledge of the switch, and your awareness that you're using the wrong finger to do it), you're destroying evidence. That's not just contempt, that's obstruction of justice
Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.