commented on Beyond Cheech & Chong
One thing that hasn't been solved by legal weed: drug testing. People in our state are still screens for pot by companies who require drug screens. This screening is not only pre-employment or ransoms at Boeing (or by major sports organizations), but also in the aftermath of on the job accidents. These last tests are particularly problematic, as they are not done to check for intoxication, but to check for their mere presence. This is unfair all around, but especially unfair for a product which is legal in 2 states, and remains present in your system long (up to 30 days), long after the buzz has worn off. There is still work to do.
commented on How Were Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience? Zoso.
Without seeing Jr. Bonhams tribute to his dad, I'm going to go out on a limb and blame the (rented?) drum kit for the performance. I think Ludwig drums, preferably Vistalites, should be mandatory for any zeppelin tribute act. Perhaps transport of his signiture yellow kit was too much. I guess SIR doesn't carry those.
commented on Today's Strike Is About America's Contempt for Low-Wage Workers
Seattle lies your comment speaks of the very contempt for low wage, low skilled workers referred to in the headline. A student can't support themselves and get through school on those wages. I did service for years, what was left from the paycheck after paying the bills left no room to invest in any options for improving my life.
Think about what a low regard for the employees dignity does the next time you get shitty service somewhere. I noticed decreasing quality out of my coworkers as the wages became more worthless.
commented on President Obama: "Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago"
Dear mr. President (and Stevie Wonder), it is not stand your ground laws which need to be challenged, it is fair application of the law. Zmerman got off, while in the same state a woman who was getting the shit kicked out of her gets 20 years for firing warning shots. If we want to highlight racism in our society, we need to discuss these two cases side by side.
If we eliminate stand your ground laws, we only subject disenfranchised people of ALL racial, ethnic, religios, economic, and sexual orientation backgrounds to further systematic injustice.