On Thursday, the collective efforts of progressive Internet activists reached a critical mass - but in an entirely unexpected way. Green candidate David Cobb and Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik jointly announced their intentions to file a formal demand for a recount of the presidential ballots cast in Ohio - and called upon Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican who chaired the Ohio Bush campaign, to recuse himself from the recount process.
This announcement is political dynamite. John Kerry will get the unexpected and astonishing gift of a recount in Ohio. And because Ohio law is more specific than Florida law, that recount will be orderly and (hopefully) accurate, and the American people will find out who really won the election.
This is a huge victory for progressive Internet activists, for American Democracy - and possibly for President John Kerry.
― Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:20 (ten years ago) link
"You assholes" is v. persuasive
― The Gilded Palace of Hatcat (pixel farmer), Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:23 (ten years ago) link
its settled then
― max, Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:24 (ten years ago) link
aww c'mon give him another chance!
― sarahel, Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:25 (ten years ago) link
I like jon a lot and miss him as a poster on the board, so i think i can be pretty straight up and impartial mod here - its been made pretty clear by multiple peeps that did a lot of code heavy lifting that the last code trick he did was the last straw and they are permanently opposed to ever lifting the ban. like in a completely non-negotiable way. so sorry to bring the bad news, but i think this is pretty much never going to happen.
― O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:27 (ten years ago) link
it is sad he was a condiment
― Ass Mutha Temple (kkvgz), Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:29 (ten years ago) link
jjj, who are these mysterious people and may i suggest ban them?
― i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:30 (ten years ago) link
my guess at a short list would be ned, pash, stet, and keith
I like jon a lot, he brought great energy to the board, but dude a) had a lot of warnings not to fuck w/ site code and tho I truly don't think he'd ever do anything malicious b) there was sometimes a weird undercurrent of hostility in his stunts which c) understandably makes the volunteer ppl trying to keep the site stable and running nervous
love u whiney but if u hack into the servers you'll get shook too
― ^ probably more bullshit self-aggrandizement and non-essential info (Edward III), Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:41 (ten years ago) link
Dude never seemed really apologetic about it to me either.
Lock thread, before this turns into a meaningless debate
― i pl0p bombs like hiroshima (San Te), Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:43 (ten years ago) link
why should he have to apologize for good jokes?
― odd taran wild'n gang killam all (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 3 February 2011 16:44 (ten years ago) link
"Sorry that thing i did with the yellow cards was so funny and awesome and cool guys"
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