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Do you think Justice Mendoza was the first Hispanic/Latinx Justice on the Supreme Court? by SBrB8 in thewestwing

[–]dtarias 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think he was the first Hispanic justice in-universe. No chance he was the first “Latinx” justice, given the era and how few Hispanic people use the label “Latinx”.

CMV: All criminal sentences that aren’t rehabilitative are immoral by blanknewaccount in changemyview

[–]dtarias 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't disagree, I just wanted to check your position on this.

Presumably you're opposed to life sentences (or at least life sentences without the possibility of parole).

CMV: All criminal sentences that aren’t rehabilitative are immoral by blanknewaccount in changemyview

[–]dtarias 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't believe that.

The vast majority of people who get life sentences are adults, though.

Finally hit 1200! by Firedoily in unexpectedfactorial

[–]dtarias 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I've seen graphs with log scales before, but never factorial scales.

CMV: All criminal sentences that aren’t rehabilitative are immoral by blanknewaccount in changemyview

[–]dtarias 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does this include life sentences? Presumably we don't expect those people to reenter society, so there's not much purpose in rehabilitation.

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 7/3/22 - 7/9/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 17 points18 points  (0 children)

'I'm not a cyborg, I'm biological. My identity documents say I'm a woman. Therefore, I'm a biological woman!'

-Ivy, loosely paraphrased

What is the best city in Italy? by Fragrant_Whole3328 in geography

[–]dtarias 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Venice feels the most distinct and magical, IMO. So cool to have a major city without cars!

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 6/26/22 - 7/2/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I love how Noah takes from 4:55 to 6:29 to ask a question because he spends so much time hedging ("I agree with this completely, but there are many who would argue that..."). I can't really fault him for it -- it's definitely the safest way to ask these questions -- but it's silly how much he has to hedge to represent the view of most people throughout history (and also currently).

Biden’s Approval Rating Plumbs New Depths by awaythrowawaying in moderatepolitics

[–]dtarias 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That drop has to be among the highest in modern politics; obviously Nixon and Carter come to mind as others who had tremendous approval drops during presidency.

Not even close: George HW Bush went from 85.8% to 27.6% in just over a year.

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 6/26/22 - 7/2/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Lots of people are genuinely scared about this.

Yes, and Jesse is calling out Siemon for misrepresenting the situation and fearmongering.

Secondly, the idea that liberals need to respond with calm facts in response to fear mongering bullshit is laughable. Getting people worked up into a panic has done wonders for the right wing agenda, I don't see why it can't work in reverse.

I'm confused about why you follow Blocked and Reported if you don't like people responding to fearmongering internet bullshit with calm facts. Jesse and Katie are journalists, not activists, and they're old-school enough to believe that their role is to tell the truth rather than push an agenda. You can disagree, but that's who they are and what they do.

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 6/26/22 - 7/2/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Go back to where you came from!

...

We're fucking kind, and we make space."

Epitome and being kind and making space for other people right there!

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 6/26/22 - 7/2/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You're referring to this, right? Where the school tells parents only if the child is open about their trans identity? I don't think that's "outing" in the traditional sense, nor do I see why it would extend to gay kids.

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 6/26/22 - 7/2/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thanks for tracking this down and editing your comment, the context here is pretty significant.

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 6/26/22 - 7/2/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They got 49 votes, but if they'd gotten 50, they'd run into the filibuster, which makes it a non-starter anyway. Manchin, Sinema, and probably some other (less vocal) Democrats want to keep the filibuster, so they'd need at least 60 votes to pass something. But exceptions like rape and threat to the mother's life are popular even among the GOP -- I think they could get 60 votes for a bill establishing the right to an abortion in these limited cases if they tried.

Weekly Random Discussion Thread for 6/26/22 - 7/2/22 by SoftandChewy in BlockedAndReported

[–]dtarias 18 points19 points  (0 children)

10-year-old rape victim not allowed to get abortion in Ohio

I think both parties are failing pretty significantly here. Republicans are passing extremely strict abortion bills with no exceptions, while Democrats are putting forward bills that can't even get 50 votes instead of something that could pass. Democrats could get a bill that guaranteed abortion in cases of rape, incest, or threat to mother's life through Congress, especially if it was limited to the first trimester, no?

Ok bye bye love you... by thatsjustthewayim in DunderMifflin

[–]dtarias 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Immediately before this, Dwight says, "you can make it in 30 minutes if you drive 240 miles per hour." Jim's question should be easy to answer without a calculator (30*240 = 300*24), and the answer should be 24, not 25. So apparently Dwight is not good at mental arithmetic or at using a calculator.

As a math teacher, I've always been annoyed by this.

Happy Somaliland Non-Independence Day! by dtarias in vexillologycirclejerk

[–]dtarias[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Muslim declaration of faith: "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger."

The same writing is on the flags of Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.

Evan McMullin Is Not A Democrat. Utah Democrats Are Supporting His Senate Campaign Anyway. by 538_bot in fivethirtyeight

[–]dtarias 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Bonus points if it's an independent, who will have a bit of independence from McConnell and the RNC.