commented on What's Your Sexual Orientation?
@9: But the list makes no such distinction. It has "gay" (covering men and women) and "lesbian" (women only). There's no "gay man" category. I know more than a few lesbians who are perfectly being referred to as "gay," so this ambiguity may skew these highly scientific results.
commented on The K in Garlicky Is Stupid
It's like the lack of an "e" in the middle of judgment. How does that "g" make a soft "j" sound without an "e" behind it? Oh, the pain...
commented on Your Dog Sucks
If you let your dog (leashed or off-leash) touch another person in an unwelcome, unwanted, or harmful way, you have committed a battery (i.e. crime) against the other person.
commented on "Why Should I Be Paying a Toll for Somebody Else's Bridge?" or Everything You Need to Know About What's Wrong With America
I have no problem paying for something that benefits the public generally. I do have an issue with freeway tolling as implemented in Washington, however. First, the tolls are a regressive tax and are disproportionately expensive for people with lower incomes. Second, they are run by for-profit partners, which siphons off money into private hands instead of returning it fully for public benefit. A better approach would be for important transportation initiatives to be funded out of the general fund, which in turn would be fed by a fair, progressive tax structure.