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Nov 21, 2023Liked by David Kurtz

Thanks for the recipe! That was certainly a treat. I hope you are recovering well and that you have a happy thanksgiving.

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Thank you David.

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Can someone explain to me how Media Matters can manipulate Twitter’s algorithms? That just doesn’t sound like a plausible claim, but maybe I’m confused. And, thanks for another great roundup of the news.

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Of course Elmo would sue in the Northern district of Texas, where the only judge is that far right lunatic, thus guaranteeing his desired outcome.

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And today I’m going to be Pollyanna:

Re the gag order hearing: Rule of thumb is that oral arguments can give a clue to the decision, but that’s a rule with a lot of exceptions. Yesterday’s oral arguments maybe were less a sign that the judges wanted to severely limit the gag order as much as to ensure that the decision would be as narrow as possible and still do the job. Too, they’re balancing the need for a gag order with the fact that the gagee is a fPOTUS and is in the midst of a political campaign. So that said, I’m not so sure just how clear a sign oral arguments were.

As to the Colorado decision, it’s a Dobbs-class fantasy, that is, ignoring reality. For one thing, one would think taking an oath of office would make the oath taker an officer.

That aligns with a sort of dotard theory of mine: that the Founding Fathers and their successors didn’t anticipate something means that they would have supported it. In this case, the founders were at least in denial about political parties and didn’t foresee one as committed to making the nation a one party state where same would be locked in power. Then with 14A, it would have taken extreme foresight to see a need to explicitly reference a POTUS when the focus was on traitors. Meanwhile...

The logical extrapolation of the decision is that a POTUS is beyond the law, or is the law, free to dictate like a dictator. The appeal(s) will be interesting. And the great SCOTUS irony, there’s no majority on the court for acting loyal to 45. Haven’t done it yet, don’t know that this case would be the exception.

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Meanwhile, the Musk Rat is taking pages from his favorite fraudster, tRump. His Tesla’s are programmed to falsify their range and his crash-n-burn space company is killing its employees, besides exploding after liftoff.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/spacex-musk-safety/

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/tesla-batteries-range/

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The carcass of a deep-fried turkey makes excellent turkey soup! The taste is much richer and more intense than with an oven-roasted turkey, which has the benefit of stretching the goodness out a bit farther.

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Kyrsten Sinema. Liberal. Yes, for a value of not being a Republican, but...

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