commented on Where Will the Gay Marriage Fight Go Next?
There are a couple of cases slowly making their way through the courts right now in PA. The problem there (other than the governor, who is an awful human being) is the middle of the state. The eastern and western strips of the state are pretty liberal, but everything in the middle is crazy conservative. There is a reason people describe PA as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Kentucky in the middle.
commented on Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma? (I do.)
Our style guide at work requires it, and I personally prefer it. Unfortunately, most of the writers I edit do not actually use it. Of course, they make up for it by putting commas in completely random places, where no comma has any business being.
(I've been editing a document for the past two days in which I have had to correct more comma errors than I can count. I am feeling rather passionate about commas at the moment.)
commented on Why Did Star Trek Into Darkness Suck?
It didn't suck (though my first impression was not that favorable). It wasn't a great movie or even a great Star Trek movie, but it wasn't the worst thing I saw all summer either.
The big part problem with this one, as other have said, is that it featured caricatures moreso than characters. Even the characters that has some substance in the first film were flat in this one. The plot was kind of dull, too.
commented on What Do Rand Paul and Bashar al-Assad Have in Common?
I would choose my own ophthalmologist, who is named Victor Ehrlich, which is the same name as the character Ed Begley, Jr. played in St. Elsewhere.
That has nothing to do with anything, except that it makes me smile every time I make an appointment with him.
commented on Male Legislator Seeks Personal Exemption from Contraceptive Coverage
I'm pretty sure you can opt out of contraceptive coverage by...uh...not using contraception. There is no mandate that every woman in the country must immediately go on hormonal birth control.
This guy is an idiotic attention-seeker, which I suppose is the definition of a politician.