commented on A Sinkhole Opened Up After Bertha Started Digging Again Last Night
"So when we find out that this report was nothing more than speculative bullshit, you'll come clean, right? After all, it's not like you're a civil engineer, geologist or have any actual actual expertise in this."
"OHMIGAWD the Stranger reader attitudes = No Empire State Building, No Hoover Dam, No Transatlantic fucking flight for god's sake. FUCK YOU naysayers"
Thank you thank you.
Dec 28, 2015
commented on We're Overweight for the Same Reason We're in Debt
Sugar in large amounts or unaccompanied by fiber is basically poison. The science is clear and there's been a ton of research on it. And no - many, many people in our country can't really control the amount of it they consume: it's cheap, and they're poor. Please compare the cost of ingredients for a chicken salad full of hole ingredients and a frozen pizza, or Top Ramen, or chips, or cereal, or a frozen meal. And not only is sugar cheap, but addicting.
Nov 30, 2015
commented on Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
Well this sentence is just a titch dramatic (my god):
"America, thanks to Trump, has now reached that fork in the road," Neiwert writes, "where it must choose down which path its future lies—with democracy and its often fumbling ministrations, or with the appealing rule of plutocratic authoritarianism, ushered in on a tide of fascistic populism."
Admittedly, I just can't seem to get myself worked into a lather over Trump. Sometimes I think this country just NEEDS to satisfy its impulse to go full-on batshit, speed up the inevitable, let the shit hit the fan, and let all the resulting suffering bury us in a tidal wave starting at one coast and plowing straight through to the other at last. Only then we'd learn. Only then could true progress proceed.
Other times, I remind myself that democracy is an extremely poor premise for good governing in the best cases, and since companies can essentially buy votes in our case, we're way, way worse than that.
Sometimes I think to myself, "have I gone batshit?" There are actual people who maintain jobs and vote Republican, who accept Rush Limbaugh's wind baggeries as god's own truth. There are people in this day and age who accept that Santa Claus is real as the war of Christmas! Mon dieu.
It's Monday. I'm bitchy. Donald Trump! God bless us everyone.