February 12, 2020

At the Wednesday Night Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

(The photo shows this morning's sunrise.)

142 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Tomorrow is another day.

traditionalguy said...

I told the table at Church Supper tonight that Amy Klobuchar was going to win the nomination because Trump's rude style could not handle a nice strong person. No one had ever heard of her. Oh well.

narciso said...


Shades of the libby case:


https://mobile.twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1227753081045016576

Big Mike said...

@narcisco, how about learning how to use the 'a' HTML tag?

narciso said...

A href <"https://www.floridabulldog.org/2016/11/fbi-director-comeys-credibility-issues-go-beyond-presidential-politics-to-911-panel/">

narciso said...

Doesnt work.

narciso said...

A flash back, prompted from another link.

Big Mike said...

@narcisco, try doing it this way

FullMoon said...

OR this way

Easy hyperlinks, copy and paste

Bay Area Guy said...

@Narciso,

You have all these great links! If I can figure it out, you can. Above, You forgot the "="

blah, blah

rehajm said...

For fodder for us contested convention fans. From Nate:

But New Hampshire is also good news if you’re hoping for chaos. Our forecast has the chances that no one wins a majority of pledged delegates up to 33 percent, its highest figure yet, and roughly double what it was before Iowa

Even if we dismiss the 33 percent number the big reason for that number remains- no candidate is garnering a big percentage of the vote. Sanders did well in NH but still had only a narrow victory. Should Biden pull out a win in SC and or NB there will be a least six candidates with pledged delegates...

Ken B said...

Rehajm
More for the DNC to screw!

narciso said...

Even though the commission had so e pretty sharp people like ed meese and bruce hoffman it relief on fbi sourcing almost exclusively.

FullMoon said...

Court martial this buffoon...


Trump: Up to the Military to Decide to Discipline Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

narciso said...

< a href "https://americanmind.org/essays/abolish-the-cia/">

narciso said...

It seems a harsh recommendation but fair.

Rory said...

Chick Hafey

Seeing Red said...

I think There’s a 3rd Vindman brother with ties to Iran.

That entire thing stinks.

Rory said...

Well, there. That's the first time I ever posted one of those links.

It's Chick Hafey's birthday.

Ralph L said...

The most annoying thing about making links is hitting the = sign. I usually get the -, and the = when I want the -.

bleh said...

Althouse, does it trouble you at all that your preferred candidate, Amy Klobuchar, is famously hot-tempered and abusive to staffers?

Mark said...

(left caret)a href="(link)"(right caret)text(left caret)/a(right caret)

bleh said...

traditionalguy: “... a nice strong woman ...”

It’s interesting all the stories that came out months ago about her being anything but “nice.” And I hesitate to give her credit for being “strong.” People who abuse underlings are rarely confident and self-assured. They’re usually paranoid, insecure, scheming jerks.

Mark said...

It would be real helpful too for people to set off quotes from their own comment. Convention is usually to put the quote in italics.

Mark said...

But I repeat myself.

narciso said...

[] a href="https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/02/12/ricky-gervais-mocks-brave-natalie-portman-with-bathtub-video-about-hollywood-perverts/?" (Bearing a dead hirse)fbclid=IwAR1ZdsWQaTZKT1TKnO_iUJgMI0aLWWTGJ5oyfE7mWTIXzbDQhKbM35sOZrI

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

OK, Schoomer

"Does anyone think it's out of the question that Pres. Trump might order the FBI to investigate Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden or anybody else?" Sen. Chuck Schumer asks.

"That is third world behavior—not American behavior."
https://abcn.ws/2wa1jGl

didnt Warren - a Senator in your caucus - just said today that as President she’d *order* the DOJ to investigate Trump’s “crimes”. Is that third world behavior?

YoungHegelian said...
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Sebastian said...

What does it mean to be cruelly neutral?

In another thread I suggested that for someone with actual policy preferences, it is difficult to be cruelly neutral, at least between Trump and Bernie, unless the preferences are very differently weighted, for example to have a preference for abortion, satisfied by Bernie, outweigh exactly all the strengths on might see in Trump, in light of other preferences. Still, such exact equality would be remarkable.

Of course, I can understand not wanting to reveal a candidate preference, which is not neutrality but withholding judgment, and I am open to seeing how neutrality can be a considered judgement, an assessment based on likely actions by the candidates, judged in light of weighted preferences. But short of that, what is neutrality but a phony, self-satisfying pose?

Mark said...

You can lead a horse to water

FullMoon said...

<a href= "https://americanmind.org/essays/abolish-the-cia</a>

FullMoon said...

<a href= "https://americanmind.org/essays/abolish-the-cia</a>

FullMoon said...

Oh, fuck it, use easyhyperinks.com instead

Big Mike said...

Convention is usually to put the quote in italics.

But then they’d have to learn how use the HTML i tag.

YoungHegelian said...

Izzit just me, or when you hear Amy Klobuchar speak, do you think Why is this woman doing an imitation of Rachel Dratch (about 3:20)?

Sebastian said...

By the way, sorry if I missed it, by I don't recall Althouse responding directly to JAC's remarkable statement that we should reject Trump to send a message to "the world and history."

Apart from the f**-the-deplorables contempt I noted in another thread, it strikes me as the kind of vacuous BS to which Althouse has expressed some allergic reactions in other contexts. The content-free assertion of moral superiority, the attribution of one's own virtue and superior judgment to a supposed higher power or greater force, the evasion of having to make an actual argument for an actual person or set of policies, the faint old-lefty invocation of history as having a direction that happens to fit one's own preferences -- it's the kind of thing to trigger Althouse, no?

JackWayne said...

The space and quote and no ending of > after the word cia is what’s causing it to fail.

Here’s the fixed link.

narciso said...
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FullMoon said...

[] a href="https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/02/12/ricky-gervais-mocks-brave-natalie-portman-with-bathtub-video-about-hollywood-perverts/?" (Bearing a dead hirse)fbclid=IwAR1ZdsWQaTZKT1TKnO_iUJgMI0aLWWTGJ5oyfE7mWTIXzbDQhKbM35sOZrI

.....................

or

Ricky Gervais Mocks ‘Brave’ Natalie Portman with Bathtub Video About ‘Hollywood Perverts’

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"I’ve been a Democrat for 20 years. Here’s what I experienced at Trump’s rally in New Hampshire."
As I left the rally (walking by thousands of people who were watching it on a giant monitor outside of the arena because they couldn’t get in), I knew that there was no way Trump was going to lose in November. Absolutely no way. I truly believe that it doesn’t matter who the Democrats nominate: Trump is going to trounce them. If you don’t believe me, attend one of his rallies and see for yourself.

https://medium.com/@karlyn/ive-been-a-democrat-for-20-years-here-s-what-i-experienced-at-trump-s-rally-in-new-hampshire-c69ddaaf6d07

narciso said...

How do get from easy hyperlinks to the new platform without going back?

narciso said...

Whats the history of those who have been in third and fourth place in the first two primaries advancing further.

Bay Area Guy said...

Lt. Colonel Kent "The Dorf" Dorfman (aka Alexander Vindman) is my favorite member of the cadre of Trump antagonists gone wrong:

Michael Avenatti
Michael Cohen
Jussie Smollett
Sally Yates
James Comey
Andrew McCabe
Peter Stork
Lisa Page
Bill Kristol
Jeb Bush
Nancy Pelosi
Joe Biden
Jen Rubin
Alexander Vindman

FullMoon said...

How do get from easy hyperlinks to the new platform without going back?

I open a new tab for easyhyperlinks. Create the link, copy and then paste into comments.

You do have to copy link address from site, then go to EHL, paste address, create link, copy new link and paste into comments.

This thread a good place to practice.

Kathryn51 said...

Narciso, even MOI can do HTML and hyperlinks!

I probably only copy/paste one of your links every couple of days because it is such a hassle. We would all genuflect (and click on the hyperlink) if you learned to do this!

Narr said...

I tunneled here to report: we got voles. We have moles too, but it's the voles that get hunted by the demondackel.

For the last few nights I've heard our owl neighbor, very distinct and close. Tonight I tried lighting him up with a flashlight but no go--the best look I've ever had was one dusk, and he was silhouetted against the sky--they puff up BIG to let out that call.

Narr
It's a Barred Owl, acc. to the wondertubes.

narciso said...

Can she compete in at least some of the super tuesday states not all, can she make it to another midwestern primary.

narciso said...

Oh fahrfegnugen


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1227574145153716224.html

Inga said...
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Mark said...

But then they’d have to learn how use the HTML i tag.

That's a bridge too far.

walter said...

Narciso,
Go here and fill in the fields:
http://www.easyhyperlinks.com
Put it in your bookmarks or on your browser bar to keep handy.

Inga said...

Try it yourself

I can’t explain it without using the attributes, which makes blogger think I’m trying to make a hyperlink. Don’t use quotations marks. Don’t have any spaces except for after the first <a before the href.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

like yelling "Flu!!" in a crowded theatre?

pranksters cause havoc on New York subway train by pretending to spill coronavirus

https://t.co/OxNMTlmR9O?amp=1

Rory said...

"Convention is usually to put the quote in italics."

Links, then italics, it'll never end. By the end, we'll be translating comments into Latin.

Seeing Red said...

WSJ: The Education Department opened investigations into Harvard and Yale as part of a continuing review that it says has found U.S. universities failed to report at least $6.5 billion in foreign funding from countries such as China and Saudi Arabia, according to department materials viewed by The Wall Street Journal.


That’s a lot of cash. Tax avoidance? Audit!

narciso said...

Well thats interesting

narciso said...


Thats not including the daffy juror


https://townhall.com/columnists/marinamedvin/2020/02/12/exclusive-what-happened-in-the-roger-stone-case-prosecutorial-misconduct-says-defense-lawyer-n2561231

Inga said...
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Inga said...

<
a
Make a space
href
=
HTML address
>
Your own title for your hyperlink
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/
a
>

TickTock said...

Narciso,

Keep trying. We're rooting for you.

And Inga, thanks for taking the time.

narciso said...

Thanks but like i'm in the mirror universe.

etbass said...

It’s a lot of trouble for someone who doesn’t bother to spell correctly, leaves out spaces between words, doesn’t punctuate or capitalize, doesn’t worry about sentence structure.... come on, you guys.

walter said...

etbass,
Link I posted doesn't care about grammar beyond the copy/pasted link.

narciso said...

https://www.zerohedge.com2Fmarkets2china-reports-huge-jump-new-coronavirus-infections-deaths-oil-stocks-tumble-gold-soars&submitted=True&submit=Construct+Link

Unknown said...

"Ad induendum in conventu plerumque quote apud Deum."

Links, dein litteris cursivis, quod numquam terminus. Per finem, ut in comment Latina translatione non eris.

Clark said...

@Inga, you out the quotes around the HTML address.

Clark said...

You left out, I meant to say.

narciso said...

That last link sounds concerning, i know zero hedge, but still.

h said...

Before NH: "our choices are between a socialist and Encyclopedia Brown."

After NH: "our choices are a socialist, Encyclopedia Brown, and the poodle handler."

click here

narciso said...

entonces

narciso said...

http://www.https//mobile.twitter.com/shipwreckedcrew?lang=en

narciso said...

well then

narciso said...

Eureka.

Unknown said...

Before NH: "our choices are between a socialist and Encyclopedia Brown."

After NH: "our choices are a socialist, Encyclopedia Brown, and the poodle handler."


"One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

J. Farmer said...

Bloomberg once blamed end of ‘redlining’ for 2008 collapse

Haha. I'm starting to like this guy more and more with every old Kinsey gaffe they dig up.

Inga said...

“@Inga, you out the quotes around the HTML address.”

No Clark, you don’t if you’re making a hyperlink on the Blogger platform. If you use quotation marks it won’t work on Blogger. I’m using an iPad, don’t know if that makes a difference.

J. Farmer said...

"One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

Ha. That's the 2020 election no matter who the candidates are.

Ralph L said...

Kinsey is the sex perv. Kinsley is the gaffer.

Bay Area Guy said...

Narciso has been unleashed! Well done, Sir.

narciso said...

Does he believe it now, magi
Eightball suggests not.

Ralph L said...

If you use quotation marks it won’t work on Blogger. I’m using an iPad, don’t know if that makes a difference.

I think it must, because I always use quotes on my HP laptop. Nice that blogger isn't picky.

wholelottasplainin' said...

the Roger Simon thing: what despicable ASSHOLES the Dems are, for wanting to impeach Barr and Trump over objecting to the over-the-top sentence recommendations.

NEVER MIND that Eric Holder refused to indict the Black Panthers.

NEVER MIND that Obama claimed "prosecutorial discretion" allowed him to carve out the DACA exception with his pen and phone.

In both those cases, the higher-ups were overruling the lower-downs in the Executive department, and in Obama's case, the law itself.


Yancey Ward said...

You don't have to cut and paste- you can highlight the url, keep the cursor over the highlighted text and right click to open it in a new tab. This is what I do for narciso's links. Not quite as easy a direct link, but two steps shorter than copying and pasting.

J. Farmer said...

Kinsey is the sex perv. Kinsley is the gaffer.

Thanks for the catch. That's only the second worst typo I've made today.


p.s. How did this thread turn into hyperlink chop suey?

wholelottasplainin' said...

J. Farmer said...
Bloomberg once blamed end of ‘redlining’ for 2008 collapse

Haha. I'm starting to like this guy more and more with every old Kinsey gaffe they dig up.
***********

You wanna tell us that Bloomberg was wrong?

Do you remember Barney Franks' role in loosening up Fannie Mae's lending standards?

Even Frank later had to admit things got out of hand.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/12/hey-barney-frank-the-government-did-cause-the-housing-crisis/249903/

(NO BULLSHIT ABOUT FORMATTING, PLEASE. I HAD TO COPY AND PASTE THE LINK, AND YOU CAN DO THE SAME GODDAMN THING)

Inga said...

“I think it must, because I always use quotes on my HP laptop. Nice that blogger isn't picky.”

I used to use quotation marks around the HTML address for years on my iPads, then about two years ago it wouldn’t work, drove me nuts. Then on a whim I just dropped the quotation marks and voila! It worked.

narciso said...

<A href="https://mobile.twitter.com/beyondreasdoubt/status/1227676693831258112> yep </a>

Yancey Ward said...

"No Clark, you don’t if you’re making a hyperlink on the Blogger platform. If you use quotation marks it won’t work on Blogger. I’m using an iPad, don’t know if that makes a difference."

This isn't universally true. It is probably browser/computer dependent. I have to include the quotation marks, some users of blogger don't.

Yancey Ward said...

The Stone prosecutors abused their power, full stop. There is no legitimate defense of this recommendation. The fact that they didn't inform their chain of command on this recommendation prior to giving it to the judge can only be explained by pure malice on their part. The prosecutors knew the recommendation was not only inappropriate, but they also knew that main DoJ would be forced to order it withdrawn or be in derelicition of their own duties. This was all planned right down to the sequential resignations. They should be prosecuted for violation of the civil rights code- what they were attempting to do to Stone is evil, and a violation of the ethos equal protection under the law.

Inga said...

narciso,

Are you using an iPad with Safari? You don’t need quotation marks if you do.

If not...
You used one quotation mark before your HTML address, but you didn’t use one after it.
You used a space before your yep and after it, no spaces!

narciso said...

really

J. Farmer said...

@wholelottasplainin':

You wanna tell us that Bloomberg was wrong?

Umm...I was agreeing with Bloomberg ("like him more and more"). Plus, Michael Kinsley famously defined a "gaffe" as "when a politician tells the truth."

narciso said...

I think i should just take a victory lap amd start fresh tomorrow

Yancey Ward said...

Well, Bloomberg was a Republican at one point in time.

Yancey Ward said...

"I think i should just take a victory lap amd start fresh tomorrow"

Sounds like something a Bengals fan would say.

J. Farmer said...

This hyperlinking instruction reminds me of Billy Crystal explaining to Daniel Stern how to program a VCR.

narciso said...

I was a dolphins fan for a while, a thankless exercise

Yancey Ward said...

Sounds like Stone has grounds for appeal if that really was the jury forewoman, or even just a juror in his trial. She surely lied during voir dire if Stone's attorneys had basic competence.

Yancey Ward said...

Well, the Dolphins have at least won a couple of Superb Owls.

walter said...

Well done, sir.

narciso said...

Yes, but in the interim, no they lined up the manafort and stone prosecutions, which were flawed to say the least before the peach ment

narciso said...

The 9-11 commission report was probably fatally flawed in not identifying the tampa and san diego instances and onitting the 28 page addendum, the subsequent review effort was flawed.

narciso said...

Because it relied on the bureaus self serving analysis. And kean and hamilton strut their stuff like wisemen which is an unearned privilege

Unknown said...

URLs should definitely have quotes in the a href part. If Blogger lets you get away with skipping them that's somebody at google doing some extra coding when they wrote the platform. (Which is surprising since Blogger needs a lot of work it isn't getting. I guess at one time it was funded).

Anyway, if it doesn't work my guess is that your platform is using "smart quotes". HTML needs plain old ASCII straight-up-and-down double quotes. It won't work with curved double quotes. Unfortunately the visual difference is subtle.

Here's what you need (")

Here's what you don't want (“) (”)

How do get the right double quote on an Ipad? Don't have one so I'm not sure, but one internet suggestion is:

Are you on iOS 11? If so, turn off "Smart Punctuation" in Settings->General->Keyboard

narciso said...

yikes

Ralph L said...

Quote or quote not. There is no halfquote.

narciso said...

<a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/LevineJonathan/status/1227827820711350272>dangerous</a>

narciso said...

Well two should be enough.

narciso said...

For tonight.

Ralph L said...

Considering what those lawyers charge, they should have carefully vetted the jurors' history, particularly after claiming he couldn't get an unbiased jury in DC. Flynn's original lawyers were pathetic, too. Or colluding with the Deep State.

Achilles said...

I just had some interesting discussions about the China situation.

Xi is finished.

Maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not next week. Maybe not this year.

But he and the communist party are finished. He is widely viewed as evil and a coward.

When the doctor died everyone in China knew and that event triggered something primal. Li Wenliang is a name that will be remembered in history.

Inga said...

Unknown, you’re right. I checked my settings and I am using Smart Punctuation. Well since blogger let’s me make hyperlinks without the quotation marks, I’ll just keep doing that. I don’t know if I want to turn off Smart Punctuation.

Inga said...

Narciso, you forgot the quotation marks after your URL again @11;49.

Achilles said...

Bernie "won" New Hampshire.

But his numbers in 2020 compared to 2016 were absolutely terrible. He performed way worse with independents than 2016 and receive way fewer votes.

Bernie vs. Buttigieg or Bernie vs. Bloomberg or Bernie vs. Klobuchar = not Bernie.

Bernie is done.

People sense he is not authentic and that he doesn't really want to win.

Ralph L said...

You need to do it often enough that you don't have to think about it.

narciso said...

parallels

Joan said...

Narcisco, you're getting there! You seem to have a habit of forgetting the closing quote after the URL. Everything else looks pretty good. Your successful attempts put a smile on my face after a long day :)

Yancey Ward said...

"Considering what those lawyers charge, they should have carefully vetted the jurors' history"

A federal case of this nature, I am quite certain every juror candidate was given a questionaire that included questions like "Have you written anything, op ed, blog post, blog comment etc. that covered the Mueller investigation- if so, provide the details". It probably also included question like "Have you ever run for political office? If so, which office, which party etc." Yes to either of these questions would lead to an immediate dismissal from duty on the Stone trial, or should have. I am guessing the lady lied, if she was indeed on the Stone trial- something I still need to see verified by something other than just her saying it.

Achilles said...

narciso, you did some good work tonight.

Man they got worked up...

Yancey Ward said...

Remember, this trial took place long after the Mueller investigation wrapped up last Spring, so it isn't like her social media on this only started after the trial.

narciso said...

Well with most encouragement i think i got it.yes this seems to be a hinge point o. The middle kingdom. Now what are the downstream consequences both politically and economic as well as epidemiological

narciso said...

What is the foundation of china beyondconsumerism when the 'mantle of heaven'is taken away. Is it a retur. To warlords?

narciso said...

The social media animus seems to back at least two years

Yancey Ward said...

The trial never should have been held in D.C. Simple fairness should have had it moved to another circuit so that the jury pool isn't overwhelmed with registered Democrats in the first place. Indeed, no trial with a political slant should be held in the D.C. Circuit for this very reason- Democrats in the population outnumber Republicans 10 to 1.

narciso said...

hmm

narciso said...

Thats it for tonight.

Jon Ericson said...

For anybody else trying to figure out links...

Use this as a template

Click <a href="http://www.yahoo.com">here</a> to go to yahoo.

Put the link between the two " "
Put the text between the > and the <

Click here to go to yahoo.

And the other two things you can do...

To italicise
To <i>italicise</i>

To make bold
To make <b>bold</b>

narciso said...
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Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

COVID-19? too clinical. Has the ICTV lost their sense of whimsy?

"Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing." --WHO

these vids look like the Chicom govt is more deadly than COVID
sounds like gunshots, not fireworks

https://twitter.com/i/status/1227523574123991040

https://twitter.com/i/status/1225944916330762240

Achilles said...

narciso said...
What is the foundation of china beyondconsumerism when the 'mantle of heaven'is taken away. Is it a retur. To warlords?

Best case for everyone including the Chinese people is 16 different countries.

pacwest said...
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Eleanor said...

When it comes to blogging platforms, you get what you don't pay for.

Michael McNeil said...

Inga: If you don't want to turn off the “Smart Punctuation” setting under Keyboard, there's another way to (easily!) enter the proper "straight" rather than “curly” double-quotes (for bracketing the url link in the html <A> tag when doing links).

The alternate solution to this issue (while leaving Smart Punctuation otherwise turned on) is to hold your finger down on the double-quote key until the subsidiary menu opens up (displaying several different kinds of quotes you can choose), then select the straight double-quotes (": rightmost item in the list).

Bruce Hayden said...

“ Anyway, if it doesn't work my guess is that your platform is using "smart quotes". HTML needs plain old ASCII straight-up-and-down double quotes. It won't work with curved double quotes. Unfortunately the visual difference is subtle.

Here's what you need (")

Here's what you don't want (“) (”)

How do get the right double quote on an Ipad?”

If you are using an iPad, it is almost certain that you have a Smartquote problem. I have, in the past beaten my head against the wall, until it was bloody over this issue. The straight quotes look almost exactly just like the left and right quotes to our eyes. But not to computers, because all they see are ASCII codes, that differ between the three of these. And that is what computers are looking for are precisely matching ASCII code delimiters.

There is another problem with using an iPad, and that is how it handles “i”. IOS devices automatically capitalize standalone i’s. The problem is that the “I” HTML command specifies italics, which I sometimes use a lot. An “i” immediately following “<“ (start command delimiter) will automatically be capitalized, but not if after “<\”. So, if you type in your own Italics HTML, if you type it using lower case I’s, the opening command will have an upper case I, and the closing command will have a lower case I, which don’t match according to Blogger.

This is mostly a Blogger problem, since HTML is case insensitive, as is most of the internet. For example, my email addresses typically include “bhayden”, but BHayden, Bhayden, BHAYDEN, bhayden, etc all work just fine. Similarly, I have seen Ann’s site as Althouse.Blogpost.com, and althouse.blogpost.com. Within the angle brackets, HTML is also case insensitive when it is being interpreted. Or supposed to be, and that is where Blogger screws up - it isn’t case insensitive. Most HTML parsers run strings between angle brackets through a Case function (UpperCase or LowerCase) before parsing them. That way upper and lower case I’s match, as well as right, left, and straight double quotes (usually, but not always though with the quotes). The other place where Blogger screws up, is that it only accepts single quotes for HTML string delimiters. My memory is that the HTML standard also allows for at least single quotes - and that is because otherwise you could never include double quotes in delimited strings in HTML commands, without using escape sequences.

After periodically beating my head bloody for several years, whenever I tried to key in HTML into Blogger, I gave up, and started cheating. I have an IOS Note titled HTML, where I have stored Blogger acceptable HTML sequences. I then copy and paste into the Blogger comment editor. HTML requires matched pairs of commands, one for starting the command, and the other for ending it. They differ by the use of “\” after the angle brackets, and before the command specifier (such as I for Italics). In my HTML note I have the command parts listed separately on adjacent lines, as well as on the same line - except for Anchor (A) commands (which are used for HTML links). I have one of them split across three lines, with an additional break between the double quotes. This is because sometimes IOS makes it hard to move the insertion point through existing text. Much easier and faster to just paste it into the Blogger comment editor, spread across two or three lines, insert the text you want, and then delete the line break(s) closing everything up. Making it even easier now, the newest versions of IOS allow you to use a 4 finger slide right and left to switch between applications (similar to Ctl+Tab in Windows).

Robert Cook said...

"I told the table at Church Supper tonight that Amy Klobuchar was going to win the nomination because Trump's rude style could not handle a nice strong person."

By many accounts, she is not a nice person.

Bruce Hayden said...

Whoops. Obvious error. Should have been:

“The other place where Blogger screws up, is that it only accepts DOUBLE quotes for HTML string delimiters. My memory is that the HTML standard also allows for at least single quotes - and that is because otherwise you could never include double quotes in delimited strings in HTML commands, without using escape sequences. ”

Bruce Hayden said...

“ A federal case of this nature, I am quite certain every juror candidate was given a questionaire that included questions like "Have you written anything, op ed, blog post, blog comment etc. that covered the Mueller investigation- if so, provide the details"”

I would have fun there, given how much I have commented on the case, and many here know to their dismay.

Nichevo said...

traditionalguy said...
I told the table at Church Supper tonight


So you've turned coat at last, tradguy? Now you're all in for der Blobuchar?

Michael McNeil said...

Bruce: With regard to the “Smartquote” problem you were describing, have you tried (turning off) the Smart Punctuation setting (under Keyboard) that Unknown was mentioning up-thread?

Birkel said...

Just leaving this here for racist fopdoodles and former alleged poll watchers:

https://freebeacon.com/issues/liberal-groups-and-high-powered-lawyers-swarm-detroit-to-keep-dead-voters-on-rolls/

The URL gives away the details.