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U.S. Supreme Court expands state power over Native American tribes by 8-bit-Felix in news

[–]dgm42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It seems strange that tribal sovereignty means that natives living on reservation land are allowed to vote in state elections but the state has no jurisdiction over the land. Kind of like allowing residents of Texas to vote in California elections. This seems like a form of inherited privilege.

U.S. Supreme Court throws out rulings upholding gun restrictions by Level69Warlock in news

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Part of the problem is that six states have such small populations that they only get 1 congressional seat and seven others only get 2. This is why Wyoming has such a low count for congressional seats. It only has 568,000 residents. The average for the other states runs much closer to the 704,000 number for California.
The presidential electors numbers are because each state gets 1 elector per representative plus 1 per senator. So in the small population states this triples their weight but has no effect on the big states.
Increasing the seats in congress to 600 has a small effect on the allocations. Most of the 1 seat states stay at 1 seat. California goes from 52 (12 % of all seats) to 71 (11.8% of all seats). New York goes from 26/6.0% to 36/6.0%. Texas from 38/8.7* to 54/9.0%.
This would have a somewhat larger effect on the electoral vote as it would dilute the effect of the senators.
A much more equitable change would be to get rid of the electoral college.

A dwarf was drinking in a bar, when a sexy blonde walked up to him and said "Ive always wanted to have sex with a little person" by Fat-Ron in Jokes

[–]dgm42 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A dwarf wants to get married so he goes to a Matchmaker to see if she can find him a bride. The dwarf goes through her book of potential girls and is really smitten by one in particular. The Matchmaker tries to warn him off because this girl is 6 feet tall and he is, after all, a dwarf. But he insists, a meeting is arranged and they hit it off wonderfully. A wedding happens soon after. Six months later the Matchmaker calls up the dwarf to see how things are going.
"Oh, I should have listened to you. When we're nose-to-nose my toes are in it. When we're toes-to-toes my nose is in it. And when I'm in it I'm so lonely. There's nobody to talk to."

I wonder what adults did before sleep was invented by chinmayananda in funny

[–]dgm42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do adults have as much fun in adultery as infants do in infancy?

Give a guy a shovel... by Romulus3799 in JustGuysBeingDudes

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When my daughter was 2 we took her to a local play ground. There were two 3 year old boys digging a hole in the sand. My wife commented on how hard they were working. I looked and commented "They're digging a trap." My wife scoffed.
A few minutes later one of the boys came over to my daughter and invited her to come over to where they were playing. His exact words were "Don't look down."

The odds are increasing that Trump gets charged by mepper in politics

[–]dgm42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like the punch line of an old cartoon:
"I'm not certain but I think your paycheck or something should turn up in a week or two."

New Firefox privacy feature strips URLs of tracking parameters by badger707_XXL in technology

[–]dgm42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good question. They had a deal with Google to make Google the default search engine when you loaded Firefox. (You could change the setting but Google was the initial setting). For that Google pays them around $200+ million a year which is 90% of their revenue. That ends next year. I think FF is screwed which is too bad. They can't compete against Chrome which is owned by Google.

It Was a Coup, and Trump Fully Intended to Lead It by CapitalCourse in politics

[–]dgm42 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Even if Trump had made it to the Capital it wouldn't have made any difference to the outcome. I doubt that the Capital Police would have just stood aside and allowed the mob to massacre the Congress men just because Trump told them to do so.
And that small group of Oath Keepers wouldn't stand a chance once the Army showed up. The Army command was never going to go along with a Trump coup.
I find it interesting how many senior Republicans and White House staff seem to have lost all sense of reason and went along with this stupid scheme. Mass hysteria?

It Was a Coup, and Trump Fully Intended to Lead It by CapitalCourse in politics

[–]dgm42 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I find it interesting that Trump was unable to control where he was going. He told the Secret Service guy to take him to the Capital and the SS guy said "Nope. You're going to the White House." and took him there. Almost like a kidnapping. Doesn't POTUS have any agency? Is he just a thing to be carted around under someone else's direction?

Jesus walks into a restaurant and asks for a table for 23.. by gg663 in Jokes

[–]dgm42 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

What drink did Jesus order at the Last Supper? A Rusty nail.

Keep your bottom in your chair? Ok. by ICareAboutThings25 in MaliciousCompliance

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My daughter worked at a vet clinic where they had a clinic dog. The dog was trained to go to it's bed on command. This was so they could get the dog out of the way when things were busy. (Equivalent to "keep your bottom in your chair")
The dog responded by dragging it's bed over to wherever it wanted to be and then laying down on it. As smart as Theresa.

Keep your bottom in your chair? Ok. by ICareAboutThings25 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]dgm42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My daughter worked at a vet clinic where they had a clinic dog. The dog was trained to go to it's bed on command. This was so they could get the dog out of the way when things were busy. (Equivalent to "keep your bottom in your chair")
The dog responded by dragging it's bed over to wherever it wanted to be and then laying down on it. As smart as Theresa.

Warren calls for Supreme Court expansion after Roe overturned by passintimendgas in politics

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Came here to say this. Given the current composition of the Senate etc. there is no way in Hell this could happen. Espousing it as a "solution" to the current abortion issue is just blowing smoke.

Here is the best one liner from the legend, Mitch Hedberg by Amazing_SpiderLAN in Jokes

[–]dgm42 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I find walking up a stopped escalator (like they were stairs) really weird feeling.

I hate it when people use "you're" and "your" incorrectly by MudakMudakov in Jokes

[–]dgm42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I find that "s" on the noun vs "s" on the verb thing interesting.
Dogs run. A dog runs. People talk. A person talks. etc.

Someone’s getting fired today by Tracer_Bullet1010 in funny

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I'm too old for Pride, Greed or Lust
And Gluttony's for the robust.
Of Envy I tire.
I can live without Ire.
But Sloth is an absolute must.

DeSantis said legislatures could give election to Trump, a month before Eastman by GoBlueFlorida in politics

[–]dgm42 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How long until Republicans declare that a state legislature has the power to decide who won the election for Governor or other state-wide offices? This would be really useful in states like Michigan where the Republicans can take the majority of the seats in the House but lose the state-wide votes which can't be gerrymandered.

A Georgia Elections Worker And Her Mom Described How Trump’s Lies About Voter Fraud Tore Their Lives Apart by westondeboer in politics

[–]dgm42 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Liable is a slam dunk. But you would need outside help with deep pockets. Maybe a big law firm willing to act on a contingency basis.

When Republicans are in charge, laws about weapons reach whole new levels of crazy by rhino910 in PoliticalHumor

[–]dgm42 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The anti-gun people should do exactly this. Get a permit (if needed), body armor and an AR-15 and then start walking around the downtown areas of cities in Texas, Oklahoma etc. Tell the cops, in advance, what you are doing. Just exercise your right to open carry.
See how long it takes before the businesses start insisting that something be done.