commented on Rand Paul Has a History of Plagiarism
Refuting Rand Paul is like refuting religion.
Ever notice that nobody takes seriously an effort to refute religion?
It takes about 20 minutes of serious thought to refute religion, and then you realize that your interlocutors will never accept its refutation. So, you've just wasted 20 minutes of time. They will never be convinced of the error, because that's not the point.
Rand Paul is a walking conspiracy theory with cheap ideas meant to appeal to a 5 year-old level of political understanding. And, there are people who, lacking the ability or the will to move past that level of understanding, will hold their ground.
commented on A Pitch for Micro Homes
Amen. I'm a huge fan of small living...but that can be accomplished in apartments and condos. In fact, I'd argue that one can't really live small unless one has abundant resources within walking distance. My favorite home was a 500 sq. ft. studio apartment that was so well designed I never felt cramped. But, in part, that worked so well because it was downtown, near about 30 restaurants, shopping, etc. I like the small houses, but I've determined I can get more bang for my small living buck in a high-density environment.