commented on Hillary Still Wants Pot to Be Illegal
All the pro-pot & pro-Bernie folks on here, myself included, should remember something important. While we should push for the big change (full legalization, universal healthcare, Democratic Socialist president, etc) when it comes down to it, IF those options are off the table (Bernie loses the nomination) we shouldn't stay home on election day because that guarantees the big change in the opposite direction (more doors kicked down for weed, more war, more extremist conservative policies).
Hillary may not be ideal but she's a fuckload better than any of those psychopaths that are running for the R nomination. Staying home on election day because you're not getting exactly what you want guarantees you will get exactly what you don't want instead of getting a halfass version of what you want.
commented on Two Senators Have Proposed a Plan to Outlaw All New Drilling and Coal Mining on Federal Lands
Good idea. Sad that it has no chance of passing. Long term it would certainly raise the price of fossil fuels and thus drive people to move to renewables. As people moved to renewables those prices would come down. It's a good idea, though it would be very unpopular for a while.
One impressive part here is finding a US Congressperson who actually continues to do their fucking job while campaigning for POTUS. Most of them, even the ones I've liked, just stop doing their job for a couple years while they campaign. That shit drives me nuts.
commented on You Did Not Have to Stomp That Mouse to Death, Rich
15's got it right. Go with the snap trap not the glue trap if you care at all about the feelings of the mice you kill. If you can't handle killing a mouse at all then why did you put a fucking trap out in the first place? If you can't handle the death of a mouse be prepared for the breeding of the mouse that then leads to the massive infestation of mice. Rich did the right thing once it was in the glue trap but you should just get the snappers.
commented on Gay Couples in Rowan County, Kentucky, Issued Marriage Licenses This Morning
@1, We're not "dismissing Christians or other religious people solely on the basis of their religious beliefs". We're dismissing "Christians" solely on the basis of their insistence that we all must live by their religious beliefs. If Kim Davis believed that all gays were going to hell and that their marriage was meaningless in the eyes of God but did her fucking job and signed the paper that the couple met all the legal requirements for marriage, which they did, then nobody would know her name.
commented on With Bravery and with a Very Serious Face on, Jeb! Joins a Long Line of Republican Heroes Coming Out Against “Political Correctness”
Yeah Jeb, I'm sick of all this "treating people with basic respect" crap. All this "behaving like a civilized adult" garbage is for the birds. Why do people keep expecting us to not be inconsiderate pricks to everyone around us?
@2, You can just say firefighter. There's already a term for it. You don't have to make up new ones.
@5, Did Bill Maher finally throw his hat into the ring to run for president? No? He's still just a comedian? Then I guess that has no fucking bearing on things does it. Personally I hold my presidents and presidential candidates to a higher standard than an HBO comedian, but that's just me.