"He's not just unprepared -- he's temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility."

- @HillaryClinton, 2016

Four years ago this country failed itself, bigly.

We got everything wrong.

All of it.


We are where we are today because of the mistakes we made then. Period.

It could have and would have- gone so very differently.

This is true whether you believe Trump actually won fairly, or, that he and Russia stole the election in 2016.

We fucked up either way.

"We cannot put the safety of our children and grandchildren in Donald Trump's hands. We cannot let him roll the dice with America."

- @HillaryClinton, 2016.

She sounds like a prophet now. She told us out loud every single day of that campaign who Donald Trump was.

Many of us were screaming with her from the sidelines, but out front it was pretty much just Hillary.

Everyone else was too busy trying to tear her apart to hold him accountable for anything.

Even the left.

The fucking left

It was shit storm and it rained everyday.


All kinds of fun stuff happened during that time. Things that should have made everyone sit up straight and pay attention.

In Dec 2015 Jill Stein ate dinner in Russia with her, ahem, good friends Michael Flynn and Vladimir Putin.



Michael Flynn has notoriously since been pardoned for his crimes,by the man he committed many of them for, but Stein has never had to answer for hers.

But they will always have Russia....

"Making Donald Trump our commander-in-chief would be a historic mistake."

- @HillaryClinton, 2016.

Everyone had played their own parts in tearing Clinton down and it became more convenient for them to treat quotes like this as polemic.

She called it as she saw it and was exactly right.

She was (and continues to be) exactly right quite often actually. Way more than most of the people she served with or those who critique her from either side.

And that is, I think, what pisses people off most.

Because nothing pisses people off more, particularly men in power, than when a woman is right.

Worse when one beats them.

Even worse when one beats them at their own game.

Hillary Clinton does that often and well

And they hate her for it; truly, madly, deeply.

They say a picture is worth more than a thousand words, and they are not wrong. I think you can understand the hatred so many have for Clinton by studying just a handful of stills.

Here she is with @TGowdySC after her grueling 15 hours of BenServerEmailGhazi testimony.
They were supposed to destroy her. They'd practically promised they would.

Smoking gun and what not.

After 15 hours Gowdy was not only sweating, he was nearly in tears. He had begun to understand about midway in that she was beating him.

By the end, he was all puddle.

By every logical metric Clinton decimated Trump all three times they debated. But the final debate was the most conclusive. It was the most everything.

Here they are at the end of that debate.

His face hides nothing here.
He knew she had beaten him. So did everyone else.


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OK. The Teams meeting that I unsuccessfully evaded (and which was actually a lot of fun and I'm really genuinely happy I was reminded to attend) is over, so let's take another swing at looking at the latest filings from in re Gondor.

As far as I can tell from the docket, this is the FOURTH attempt in a week to get a TRO; the question the judge will ask if they ever figure out how to get the judge's attention will be "couldn't you have served by now;" and this whole thing is a

The memorandum in support of this one is 9 pages, and should go pretty quick.

But they still haven't figured out widow/orphan issues.


It appears that the opening of this particular filing is going to proceed on the theme of "we are big mad at @SollenbergerRC" which is totally something relevant when you are asking a District Court to temporarily annihilate the US Government on an ex parte basis.

Also, if they didn't want their case to be known as "in re Gondor" they really shouldn't have gone with the (non-literary) "Gondor has no king" quote.

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Recently, the @CNIL issued a decision regarding the GDPR compliance of an unknown French adtech company named "Vectaury". It may seem like small fry, but the decision has potential wide-ranging impacts for Google, the IAB framework, and today's adtech. It's thread time! 👇

It's all in French, but if you're up for it you can read:
• Their blog post (lacks the most interesting details):
• Their high-level legal decision: https://t.co/hwpiEvjodt
• The full notification: https://t.co/QQB7rfynha

I've read it so you needn't!

Vectaury was collecting geolocation data in order to create profiles (eg. people who often go to this or that type of shop) so as to power ad targeting. They operate through embedded SDKs and ad bidding, making them invisible to users.

The @CNIL notes that profiling based off of geolocation presents particular risks since it reveals people's movements and habits. As risky, the processing requires consent — this will be the heart of their assessment.

Interesting point: they justify the decision in part because of how many people COULD be targeted in this way (rather than how many have — though they note that too). Because it's on a phone, and many have phones, it is considered large-scale processing no matter what.