Monday “Change My Mind” Open Comments

Crowder has started a series of “talk to me and change my mind” events. I watched the one on gun control. He was actually able to have some good conversations, one-on-one. This one is about hate speech:

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44 thoughts on “Monday “Change My Mind” Open Comments

  1. Whut?
    I posted at 4:55 this morning and it didn’t take? Happened once yesterday also,….Hummm
    Mornin’ Gang,….again.

  2. Dang, I hate that I missed the barn burner last night, I just couldn’t stay up past 10 PM. This was a once in a lifetime event, and a Buddy of mine was there, a World Series, any of them, was on his bucket list and to watch the Astro’s win @ home, in a nail biter, well he filled up his card.

  3. My delicate little flower, Heartcrusher, got drafted onto a roller derby team yesterday afternoon. She has a masters in Psychology and was drafted by the Psych Ward Warriors. Heartcrusher was never petite, even at birth; now she is a bruiser.

  4. Holy Cow.

    A group of Chinese scientists have joined their North American peers in warning that North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear site could be on the verge of a dangerous collapse that could send a dangerous bloom of radiation floating over the border into Northern China.

    As we’ve previously reported, China has stepped up its radiation monitoring on the border after detecting unsettling seismic activity surrounding the test site. Two weeks ago, a team of American scientists warned that the mountain above Pyungge-ri appeared to be suffering from “tired mountain syndrome” – a phenomenon commonly observed around Soviet Nuclear test sites.

    And now in an effort to dissuade the North from carrying out another potentially destabilizing test, the South China Morning Post is reporting that a team of Chinese geologists warned their North Korean counterparts of a potentially catastrophic collapse of an underground nuclear test site on China’s doorstep during a briefing in Beijing last month.

    via Instapundit

  5. #8 Bones, I was just about to post that, THIS is key from linky;

    The indictment is purely focused on alleged financial crimes and does not include any charges related to the broader question that formed the basis of Mueller’s investigation – whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia to swing the 2016 election in his favor.

    It describes criminal allegations that predate the Trump campaign; Trump’s name is not mentioned in the 31-page document.

  6. Its going to be a great day, SD and I are on the same wave length and I beat him to the post.
    :>)

  7. I wanna see Skankles fed to the wolves, metaphorically speaking, so that everyone will know that justice can still be had in this country.

    GO ASTROS!

  8. #5 Texpat, the same thing happened yesterday, and the page looked like it updated?! Using Firefox, I’m sure that it was operator error.

  9. Morning, chickadees. Seems The Couch is happy about the Astros win last night. Or would you say “this morning”? Baseball game that runs past midnight? The HouChron has been forced to email its customers to alert that delayed deadlines due to needing final score may cause home delivery to be later than would be expected.

  10. Good morning Hamsters. Wow, another cold morning but only 42 and no frost. Still a step lively trip outside even now at 9:30. So we’re gonna get warmer and have rain the middle of the week for a few days. Pastures can use more rain before winter comes.

    Now the Astros seem to relish doing things the hard way, much to the peril of the health of their supporters and kinfolk. Kindly win the next game and keep thousands out of emergency rooms.

  11. Trump DOJ has apologized to these groups for the IRS excesses but these apologies ring hollow after Attorney General Jeff Sessions, poster child for the Peter Principle, let Lois Lerner skate on all criminal charges.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/koskinen_should_be_imprisoned_not_just_removed.html

    I like that reference to The Peter Principle. Don’t hear much about that these days. A rule of organizations that states, “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” Sessions has been a huge disappointment. Very milquetoasty.

  12. Our Chron was in the newspaper tube when I went out to fetch it a little after 6 am.

    When we saw the final score and how late it went, we were surprised to see the final score rather than a direction to see the online Chron. Guess they realized the print version subscribers would not be happy not getting the final result. Does that mean they respect us and not just our money?

  13. That game had everything, including horrific strike calling by the home plate ump. And it went on forever.

    But I’ll take it. 🙂

  14. Bonez

    I wanna see Skankles fed to the wolves, metaphorically speaking, so that everyone will know that justice can still be had in this country.

    a lot of people want to see that and justice? There is no justice in Washington. Hillary and Bill will always skate.
    All of Washington save for a precious few are guilty of the same crimes they have committed and there is no way they are going to prosecute themselves. At this moment there is not enough honest people in Washington to investigate the corruption that exists in that “swamp”. (BTW there is no way anyone can drain that swamp not even Trump). Look at the IRS mess concerning the Tea Parties. Sure they were found guilty of illegally denying Tea Party groups charity status, but no one went to jail and the fine they have to pay? $3 million comes from the tax payers. Just enough to say “See we are prosecuting illegal stuff” but ni one goes to jail.
    Welcome to Amerika.

  15. World Series getting “juiced” balls?

    HOUSTON – Pitchers and coaches from both the Dodgers and Astros complained Saturday night about the World Series baseballs—and this time the controversy is not just about liveliness. They say there is a new problem: the baseballs used in the World Series are slicker than the ones used in the regular season because of a difference in the grain of the leather. The slicker World Series balls particularly make it hard to throw a good slider, they claim.

    “We had a well-pitched game tonight from both sides,” Astros pitching coach Brent Strom said after Los Angeles won Game 4, 6-2. “I’m not taking anything away from the players. I just want to know why? Why in the world would the baseballs in the World Series be different? Because you can see the difference. You can feel it. I don’t understand it at all.”

    Said Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, referring to his Game 3 starter, Yu Darvish, “Yu noticed the difference. He told me the balls were slicker and he had trouble throwing the slider because of how slick they were. He wasn’t able to throw his slider the same way.”

  16. So, I just got out of my third meeting this morning!! And you wonder why we can’t get anything done……SIGH.
    Well, I’m off to the other building where I can make some progress on moving the big shakers.

  17. I have this picture in my head: Bill and Hillary are in a joining cells and the word cloud over Hillary says ” Bill! How much longer are we going to be in here”
    The word cloud over Bill say: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

  18. Super Dave
    #21
    And this is prolly the best line in the whole story.

    What’s particularly incredible about Sunday’s World Series game is the stamina the audience had, even with the bloated run-time. The game ran a whopping 5 hours and 17 minutes — stretching well past midnight on the East Coast. Viewership, it seems, did not drop off after 12 a.m.

  19. World Series getting “juiced” balls?

    Maybe someone can lend a pair to Jeff Sessions.

    It is slippery balls i tell ya.

    Which is bunk because the umpires spend a couple hours before the game rubbing uber special mud on each ball to 1. rough them up a bit and 2. stop slippery balls from being used in the game.

  20. If Jeff Sessions has the backbone to stand up for this man, why don’t we see the prosecution of former Obama officials like Lois Lerner ?

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to the mat recently against pro-China officials within the Trump administration to prevent the forcible return of a dissident businessman to China.

    According to a person familiar with the issue, Mr. Sessions told administration officials during a meeting this spring that he would resign before agreeing to send back Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, who Beijing says is wanted on corruption charges but who has become a major political thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party leadership.

    Mr. Sessions made the resignation threat in the face of pressure from officials at the White House and State Department, who themselves have been the targets of an intense influence operation by China seeking the return of Mr. Guo, a real estate mogul who in January began revealing secrets on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook about what he says is widespread corruption among Chinese leaders.

    And where is Rex Tillerson in all this ? Why isn’t he taking a public position on Mr. Guo ?

  21. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel.

    Walker, a Republican who briefly ran for his party’s presidential nomination last year, signed the executive order late on Friday.

    “Israel is a firm and faithful friend of the United States,” the legislation reads.

    Wisconsin exports over $80 million annually to Israel and imports over $200 million annually from Israel.

    The Wisconsin Jewish Federations praised the governor for signing the order.

  22. Heard a heckuva story today. There’s a lady from our church (I haven’t seen her there in months, but then we probably go to different masses) that I’ve mentioned before – the one who constantly posts selfies of herself to get her friends to tell her how pretty she is….who puts her every move on Facebook, which is a stupid move…who acts like she and her family are privileged members of our church community. All but her eldest child would come into my class late – without books – talk constantly or daydream the whole time – and always have excuses for not participating. Her eldest girl is pretty awesome. The rest of ’em, not so much.

    I quit following her of FB because I got so wissing tired of her diva behavior. I heard some months ago that she and her husband were divorced. It wasn’t my business so I didn’t pry.

    I found out today that a friend of mine was blocked on her FB page because “they chose the husband’s side in the divorce”. From what I know of the blocked person, she wanted to be friends with both of them. I also found out today that diva is pregnant with her husband’s cousin’s baby. Due in November.

    So Diva cut off really special friends of hers because these friends supposedly wanted to remain friends with her husband, who divorced Diva because she slept with his cousin?

    I decided to peruse her FB page, just for grins. She’s still posting selfies and begging for attention, but I see a smattering of “haters gonna hate and be judgmental” posts thrown in, which I’d never seen before.

    It seems that Diva hasn’t learned anything. So glad I didn’t pursue a closer friendship with her. I had thought about it, once upon a time. But I had better things to do.

  23. WHOOOOOP!

    I was looking for some 2011 records, and I accidentally dropped my old 2011 pocket planner that was in the records box.

    And five $20 bills fell out.

    I love finding free money.

  24. Man, am I hungry.

    A good friend of ours is in Sorrento, Italy on the Amalfi coast on a cooking tour learning how to cook all this amazing stuff with different chefs. She is bombarding Her Highness’ FB page around the clock with incredibly decadent food photos.

  25. 41 Squawk

    Just an amazing story. Her Highness is very proud I finally came up with something that New Jersey did right. You know, instead of bragging on Texas. Just because the whole world runs on Texas O&G brains doesn’t mean we can’t let the little people feel good about themselves now and then.

  26. News at 6 tonight that Duane Brown of the Texans has been traded to Seattle today.

    He had been a holdout this season but played on Sunday. He was also a supporter of the protest movement this year.

    It is not wise to bite the hand that has fed you for years.

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