commented on Rand Paul Is Absolutely Right on Ferguson
@8 - Rand Paul is a fraud
I mean, I don't know what's in his heart but there isn't a single Libertarian-ish issue which he hasn't abandoned at the slightest hint of a whiff of push back from the GOP.
commented on Why I'm Done With the Democrats: The Blood Is Too Much
You're the one who has to live with yourself, so I'm not going to say you're doing the wrong thing. But I am curious if this is a straw breaks the camel's back sort of thing because the US government generally and prominent Democrats in particular have been complicit in the murderous rampages of our clients around the world before.
And I'm sure I don't have to tell you that the practical effect of your abstinence will be either nothing at all or the empowerment of a party that is no better in this regard and much, much worse in others. But oops, I just did.
commented on Guest Editorial: The Rent Is Too Damn High, Let's Get It Under Control
It seems to me the properly socialist policy is state ownership of the means of production. And that means public housing. So if the city wants affordable housing (which it should!) the city should build it.
While I don't have any objections to rent control on principle, I'm skeptical about it as sound policy. And I'm particularly skeptical of claims that we are smart while New York and San Francisco are stupid.
commented on A New Structure Is Discovered at the Center of Our Galaxy
@3 - there is a region around a black hole, but outside the "trapped forever" boundary, where space time is spinning. Because of conservation of angular momentum and all that jazz, some stuff gets ejected outwards along the axis of rotation.
commented on CNN: Mental Health and Not the NRA Is the Problem
@4 oh! an "ilk", is it? Forsooth.
Whenever I see that kind "2nd Amendment" shirt-tucking nonsense, I'm reminded of something Antonin Scalia said in another context: the constitution is not a suicide pact.