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Lightening up, I can do. Dan Buck and I once upon a time always vied for Clown Prince around here. That of course, was after and under the Klown Prins in His Majesterial Silliness' rightful place. Long ago and far away.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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I'd say having fun is better than talking about having fun. And telling other people to have fun when they are ALREADY having fun is one way to guarantee that even less people will have fun. As mrmando said (though not quite in these words), you have to be the change you're looking for.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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SDG wrote:

: Fewer people.

First my priest's wife chastises me for saying "more unique" in a blog post, and now this. Did we ever set up a separate forum for grammatical issues?


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Re: my last post, I am now informed that we do, at least, have a thread dedicated to that subject. A most unique thread, indeed.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Re: my last post, I am now informed that we do, at least, have a thread dedicated to that subject. A most unique thread, indeed.

That thread actually engaged the specific issue your priest's wife raised, the viability of qualifying "unique."

However, my favorite grammar-related thread may be this one -- which touches on issues like the "less/fewer" one I highlighted above. :)

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P.S. That last thread ends with a joke based on a now-deleted punchline, now attested only by a remarkably chosen smilie.

I move that from now on everyone always quote the text they are responding to, to protect our conversations for posterity from future vandalism.

No offense Ken.


“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” — Flannery O'Connor

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P.S. That last thread ends with a joke based on a now-deleted punchline, now attested only by a remarkably chosen smilie.

I move that from now on everyone always quote the text they are responding to, to protect our conversations for posterity from future vandalism.

No offense Ken.

Seconded. And as a former moderator in the spirit of what got us, heh, to this juncture, so moved. :twisted:


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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Lightening up, I can do. Dan Buck and I once upon a time always vied for Clown Prince around here. That of course, was after and under the Klown Prins in His Majesterial Silliness' rightful place. Long ago and far away.

For the record, only Kennedy imagines we were in the same competition. But I let him keep up the fantasy.

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I'm glad to have the Image Journal folks on board. I haven't been active here long but I think it's a good call. I haven't read the board for a couple weeks so I don't know what happend with Alan...but I'm sorry to see him go.

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