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2018-11-06 02:45:11 PM  
What if it's inflatable?

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2018-11-06 03:01:25 PM  
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2018-11-06 04:49:27 PM  
At least he won't have to worry about robocalls while he's in prison.
 
2018-11-06 05:09:00 PM  
I kind of sympathize with him.  But my aim is much more precise.
 
2018-11-06 05:26:56 PM  
It would have likely ended differently had it gone the way I had originally read it, without the "up" part.
 
2018-11-06 06:20:17 PM  

lostcat: At least he won't have to worry about robocalls while he's in prison.


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2018-11-06 06:39:59 PM  
We already had a thread about this guy threatening to 'shoot up' a polling place....

Oh, another guy. Carry on.
 
2018-11-06 06:40:39 PM  

lostcat: At least he won't have to worry about robocalls while he's in prison.


LOL, you haven't been paying attention to the news the last couple of years. if the 'Do Not Call' registry hasn't stopped telemarketers, what makes you think that political robocalls will let something like "prison" stop them? I foresee a world like Minority Report, where you get assailed by targeted ads everywhere you go, including political bullshiat, and I foresee it happening soon.
 
2018-11-06 06:40:49 PM  
We may no longer have any faith in our elections, but you can always count on Florida Man to be Florida Man
 
2018-11-06 06:40:52 PM  
Innocent by temporary insanity from external causes.
 
2018-11-06 06:41:56 PM  

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I don't understand. Political parties are robocaling him - and he threatens to blow up one of the very few people who can regulate robocalls??

Convicted felons can't vote, right? So I guess he's set for life now.
 
2018-11-06 06:42:40 PM  

sunderland56: Herb Utsmelz: [img.fark.net image 400x400]

I don't understand. Political parties are robocaling him - and he threatens to blow up one of the very few people who can regulate robocalls??

Convicted felons can't vote, right? So I guess he's set for life now.


No, we're amending the constitution this election to fix that.
 
2018-11-06 06:43:27 PM  
I get robocalls on the mobile, yet no political ones. What do you have to do to get your phone number on that list?
 
2018-11-06 06:43:35 PM  
hmm... robocalls.  Ok, it's a little extreme....

/ maybe...
 
2018-11-06 06:45:19 PM  

dittybopper: What if it's inflatable?

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A quilted quicker blow upper.
 
2018-11-06 06:49:04 PM  

Mikey1969: lostcat: At least he won't have to worry about robocalls while he's in prison.

LOL, you haven't been paying attention to the news the last couple of years. if the 'Do Not Call' registry hasn't stopped telemarketers, what makes you think that political robocalls will let something like "prison" stop them? I foresee a world like Minority Report, where you get assailed by targeted ads everywhere you go, including political bullshiat, and I foresee it happening soon.


Minority Report was not a documentary in real time, dammit.
 
2018-11-06 06:51:39 PM  

Gyrfalcon: sunderland56: Convicted felons can't vote, right? So I guess he's set for life now.

No, we're amending the constitution this election to fix that.


Holy crap - democracy is coming to Florida now?
 
2018-11-06 06:53:31 PM  

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All of my calls were from Republicans, and some were downright nasty. Rather than blowing up the polling place, he should have hit the state GOP offices, since they were probably responsible for the calls.

Likewise, my general robocall "calls per day" has been obscene in the past two years. You'd think the FTC would do something about it... I wonder what has changed in the past two years that might result in scammers having more freedom and less regulation to stop them?
 
2018-11-06 06:53:40 PM  

Mikey1969: if the 'Do Not Call' registry hasn't stopped telemarketers, what makes you think that political robocalls will let something like "prison" stop them?


https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media​-​resources/do-not-call-registry

"Because of the limits to FTC's authority, the Registry does not apply to political calls"
 
2018-11-06 06:56:34 PM  
FTFA "Extremely upset' by robocalls, man threatens to blow up Elections Office, deputies say"

I'm not saying what you did is right, I'm just saying that I understand.
 
2018-11-06 07:07:49 PM  
Florida Man
Florida Man
Does whatever a Florida Man does
 
2018-11-06 07:11:50 PM  

justanothersumguy: hmm... robocalls.  Ok, it's a little extreme....

/ maybe...


We just cuss at them. Real human beings you have to at least try being polite to, but robots you can swear at to your heart's content. Sometimes you can confuse them into restarting their script. Other times they get offended and hang up. (No shiat, I had one complain about rough language before it hung up on me. biatch.) Still other times they refer you to a human mid-rant, which is saddening because then you have to stop.
 
2018-11-06 07:22:32 PM  

sunderland56: Herb Utsmelz: [img.fark.net image 400x400]

I don't understand. Political parties are robocaling him - and he threatens to blow up one of the very few people who can regulate robocalls??

Convicted felons can't vote, right? So I guess he's set for life now.


It's like getting mad at the cashier at Wal-Mart so you shoot up Sears.  Un-Farking-Believable.  Dude, do some more research!
 
2018-11-06 07:25:32 PM  

nytmare: I get robocalls on the mobile, yet no political ones. What do you have to do to get your phone number on that list?


I got unsolicited political SMS messages on my phone, but no calls per se. One told me to vote on the "Working Families" ballot line, and the other just told me to vote.
 
2018-11-06 07:26:21 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: nytmare: I get robocalls on the mobile, yet no political ones. What do you have to do to get your phone number on that list?

I got unsolicited political SMS messages on my phone, but no calls per se. One told me to vote on the "Working Families" ballot line, and the other just told me to vote.


I should mention I'm not working nor am I a family, so I find the name of their party shockingly exclusionary.
 
2018-11-06 07:27:58 PM  

sunderland56: Mikey1969: if the 'Do Not Call' registry hasn't stopped telemarketers, what makes you think that political robocalls will let something like "prison" stop them?


https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-​resources/do-not-call-registry

"Because of the limits to FTC's authority, the Registry does not apply to political calls"


The first amendment doesn't guarantee your right to be heard by people who don't want to hear you.
 
2018-11-06 08:28:43 PM  

sunderland56: Mikey1969: if the 'Do Not Call' registry hasn't stopped telemarketers, what makes you think that political robocalls will let something like "prison" stop them?

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-​resources/do-not-call-registry

"Because of the limits to FTC's authority, the Registry does not apply to political calls"


And because of the limits of well, something, you missed the part where I separated the two:

...if the 'Do Not Call' registry hasn't stopped telemarketers,

what makes you think that political robocalls will let something like "prison" stop them?


Telemarketers is the subject of the first half of the second, "political robocalls" is the subject of the second.

itcamefromschenectady: sunderland56: Mikey1969: if the 'Do Not Call' registry hasn't stopped telemarketers, what makes you think that political robocalls will let something like "prison" stop them?


https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-​resources/do-not-call-registry

"Because of the limits to FTC's authority, the Registry does not apply to political calls"

The first amendment doesn't guarantee your right to be heard by people who don't want to hear you.


OP is right though. Political speech is protected, as shiatty as that is.
 
2018-11-06 08:57:17 PM  

Mikey1969: The first amendment doesn't guarantee your right to be heard by people who don't want to hear you.

OP is right though. Political speech is protected, as shiatty as that is.


Saying the right to free speech protects communications with people who have explicitly opted out is exactly like saying the 2nd amendment protects shooting people in the head.

If the Supreme Court thinks otherwise, that's life. But they're wrong.
 
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