commented on Dashcam Footage Shows Seattle Police Officers Deriding Black People
Ok, I'll pile on.
Even in the correction/ update there is confusion:
>> he was not joking about beating people up. <<
Where I'm from, that turn of phrase 'he was not joking about xxx' means that the subject was quite serious about 'xxxx'. That 'xxxx' was exactly the subject's intent.
So, to say 'was not joking about beating' is to mean 'was serious about beating'.
And, honestly, coming late to this article, I thought that was what Ansel meant, which confused my little late-comer's mind.
But, Ansel, I'd still share a beer with you. I think you got spirit. Hang in there.
commented on Florida Couple Faces Jail Time, Lifetime on Sex-Offender Registry, for Having Sex on a Beach
If no genitals were exposed,how is this standing up in court?
Isn't an issue of 'free speach'? One can dance - shake a booty, wiggle and jiggle, rub-a-dub-dub - with a buddy all they like, no? If genitals were unseen, what witness can testify the act was sexual?
It's no more categorically sexual than say the cirque-de-soleil-style contortionist entertainers you might encounter on a sunny beach day.
I hope they sue for enormous damages.
commented on Bernie Sanders Tells the Associated Press: "I Am Running for President"
@5 Beholden. That's the currency of politics. Someone owes you, and therefore you leverage it for what you need to accomplish. It's ugly but, hey, not as ugly as the alternatives.
It's one reason Clinton will be so very powerful as president... a great accumulation of people that are, or will be, beholden to her.
Likewise, it may be why Obama had such difficulties. He never owned enough chits.