Just wondering if anyone might be up for a Balloon Juice zoom on Saturday to celebrate Indictment Week.
maybe 7 pm Eastern.
Zoom is on for Saturday evening at 7 pm Eastern.
If you’re interested, chime in below, and also send me an email so I can send you a zoom link.
*Having a Zoom will be dependent on there being enough interest!
TOTALLY OPEN THREAD
Update on Saturday at 4:10 pm:
I have sent zoom links to everyone who sent me email to RSVP. I have even sent them to the 7 people who RSVP’d in the comments made me look up your email addresses :-) so I could send you the zoom link.
If I missed you somehow and you didn’t receive the zoom link, please send me an email message and I’ll shoot you the zoom link right away.
Sure, I’m in for an hour or so. It’s been a while since we’ve had a Jackalzoomathon. Will email.
I’m not a Zoomer. You kids have fun. ;-)
Rupert has a sad today, also too.
tl;dr – The Dominion case is going to trial, and a judge ruled today that Fox News is clearly lying liars who lied, so the question will be malice. Lots of the reporting on this is missing the importance of the ruling today.
I could zoom. (I have a zoom scheduled with a financial advisor too, at 2 on Tuesday! Wondering if Trump Arraignment is a valid excuse to cancel.)
@Another Scott: That should shorten the trial and preparation considerably. I had seen predictions that that was the only likely summary judgment to come out. Glad to see this ruling.
I mean, it’s obviously to any sentient being that they are fucking liars who lied. Glad to see the judge call it like it is.
I’m in for the ZOOM if it’s happening.
@Michael Bersin: Great. Send me an email so if we do have interest, i can email the zoom link.
@Baud: They are killing people with their hateful laws.
Pro-life my ass.
edit: Nicely done, by the way, with your reply to ever sore in the earlier thread. “bless you” – is that like sunlight for a vampire?
@JoyceH: Definitely a good reason, so I would reschedule. Though I’m not sure I would share the details as to the reason.
“It turns out that I have a conflict.”
Not sure I’d have too much to say, but would enjoy audio (as opposed to a print version) of the Schadenfreudelicious event.
@Baud: Idaho intended to outlaw abortion. Instead, they outlawed babies.
If babies are outlawed, only outlaws will have babies.
I was a little worried newcomers wouldn’t understand the context for the snark, but then I realized I don’t care.
To be 100% correct, the judge didn’t rule that Fox are liars. He ruled that the stuff Fox said on air was A) completely false and B) either fact or opinion mixed with fact. Saying they’re liars implies they knew what they said is false, and the judge did not rule in Dominion’s favor on that point.
That said, it’s a big win for Dominion. They don’t have to try to prove to a jury that what Fox said is untrue; they only have to prove the people at Fox knew it was untrue. That seems completely possible based on what we’ve seen of the evidence. They’ll also need to prove damages, which is where I expect Fox to put the bulk of the effort.
@hueyplong: You can join the zoom with just audio, so we hear you but don’t see you.
Or are you saying you don’t want to participate, but you want join to listen in?
You don’t have to be the life of the party in order to participate. :-)
@Baud: I think that might be the second time you have done something like that with ever sore. if it wasn’t you last time, then someone else did something similar and i appreciated it then, too.
The best kind of correct.
@Another Scott: I understood that you were loosely speaking the first time, and I understood exactly what you meant. For what it’s worth!
Joy in FL
I would love such a Zoom on Saturday.
What a great idea! I will email you.
@Joy in FL: Yay!
@JoyceH: Can you send me an emaIl so I can reply with the link?
Mike S. (Now with a Democratic Congressperson!)
@WaterGirl: I would like to join in the zoom meet=up on Sat.! O
l’ll send an email to you WG.
I’m interested, but I’m not sure I can make that time. (Friends in town taking their kid on college tours, so it depends on whether they’re here or not at that time.)
Still too sick to Zoom. Covid sucks.
I have two zooms that day, at noon and at 5:00, and we usually eat at 7:00, so I’m sorry!
@StringOnAStick: I’m sorry you are still so sick.
Maybe sign in with audio; lie down and rest, and let yourself be distracted by the conversation of others?
Could you remind me of your email address? I had it once, but that was the email account that went ka-blooey, so all those files are gone.
@WaterGirl: My goddaughter in Madrid received the postcards of Duby today and she is thrilled! Thanks for making it happen.
Would love to take part; work schedule is tentative but I will request a link.
I haven’t Zoomed with any of you before.
Who wants to see my cats fight me as I try to hold them up to the camera?
@JoyceH: watergirl at balloon-juice.com
@PaulWartenberg: I do!
@zhena gogolia: So glad!
@Redshift: Go ahead and send me an email? That way you’ll have the link if you can join us.
Final Four Zoom party? 😁
Go Florida Atlantic!
The Zoom sounds good to me. The previous ones were fun
7 should be no problem.
@PaulWartenberg: Haha! As long as it doesn’t result in us having to call 911 for you.
@mrmoshpotato: If the timing is right, it can be both. :-) Much to celebrate.
@kalakal: send me an email so I can send the link?
Anyone else betting that Trump will do an Aryan Fist at or near his arraignment? Then call it ridiculous to interpret it this way, like he’s done before?
Let’s have a Zoom! Sure, why not?
I could zoom.
OOh sounds like fun!
I can survive.
Oh, I forgot to mention my email is p.warten AT gmail.com doom me at your peril.
@WaterGirl: Yes, (1) participate and (2) not be the life of the party.
I might be able to if I get home in time. Will send my email to you, WaterGirl, thanks.
@Ivan X: @Nancy: @MomSense: Yay!
We have enough folks RSVP-ing, so the zoom is on!
Please send me an email so I reply with the link.
Great! Will look for email messages.
I will send the link tomorrow after everyone has had a chance to see this and RSVP.
@WaterGirl: I’ll try to join in – it’s been a while.
@Dangerman: @Dog Mom:
Yay! Please send me an email message so I can reply tomorrow with the zoom link.
If I missed responding to anyone, don’t take it personally – and if you haven’t send an email to watergirl, then please do that so I can send the zoom link tomorrow.
Closing the laptop for the evening, but I will check back in the morning. Looking forward to (hopefully) more RSVPs in the comments and in my inbox.
Yes, I’m interested.
Delightful! I’m in, will email. I HAVE NO CAKE. Maybe on my errands beforehand will rectify!
Shoot me an e-mail with relevant info when you have the opportunity, please.
7 there is 1 p.m. here. A bit awkward time-wise for me but shall try and pop in to say hi.