commented on The Saturday Morning News
Left sounds like a great idea until you're in an accident, the passenger sues, and your insurer denies coverage because you don't have commercial coverage on your policy. I doubt that calling the cash you're paid a donation is going to fly with your insurer.
commented on Sacred Sanctity of Marriage Watch
Good call on that, Dan - in all the discussion of examples of "sanctity of marriage" (ie Brittney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Larry King) I'd never made the connection to prisoners with no chance of parole.
commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?
"Of course, all women have stories of being harassed. All of them. This isn't even a particularly heinous example—my friends and coworkers have stories of having their boobs grabbed on the street, having their asses grabbed, even being followed onto buses and then home."
Yes, all of the above, multiple times. Can I add to the street harassment list the thing where a man walking toward you waits until he is just alongside you and says "hi" or "hey" or "hello," so by the time the word is out of his mouth and it registers in your ear as being spoken to you, he's already a few steps behind you? Because that bugs the fuck out of me. It's a passive-aggressive bullshit trick to give that guy a reason to think "see, that chick is so stuck up she won't even say hi."
Next time, I'm going to turn around and follow that guy asking "have you met my friend Jesus? He wants to say hi to you too."
commented on The Tough Questions in the Supreme Court's Prop. 8 Case, and What They Mean
@5 I thought the question came as a total surprise to Olsen, because it hadn't been raised by the California Supremes or by the 9th Circuit. I can't think of a case where the moment that an act "became unconstitutional" mattered. Certainly there was plenty of race-based discrimination upheld by the federal courts after the Equal Protection Clause/14th Amendment was ratified. Have you heard of Plessy v. Ferguson, Scalia? What a troll.