Feb 9, 2014 zadig commented on Slog Bible Study: Psalm 137:9.
Finally, an easy one. It's part of a prayer for the destruction of Babylon and Jerusalem's other enemies. Which means (because the LORD works in mysterious ways) that Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the fulfillment of prophecy, and completely justified as an act of biblical revenge.

QED, babies. Sorry about the whole destruction thing.
Feb 3, 2014 zadig commented on Sheriff Fires Cop Who Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking Photos of Cops.
@10, just like no commenter should be judged over one incident of poor reading skills.

Saulet has long history of misconduct, with approximately 120 allegations against him and 21 cases of sustained misconduct (more than any other officer in the department).

So nobody here was fired over one incident. Guy was a serial dickhead, not a one-time offender.
Apr 29, 2012 zadig commented on Slog Bible Study: Job 1.
God sounds like a bit of an insecure douche.

Long-time readers of Slog Bible Study may begin to see a trend.

I forget, did we already do Jesus and the fig tree? Or are we sticking to old testament?
Feb 26, 2011 zadig commented on The Men Who Got Away: Rob Devor and Patrick Warburton.
Couldn't listen to a word he said because I was too distracted by his constant pacing from left to right, never back again, always going past the clown painting. He had to be circling the room, but the guy on the couch never turned his head. Why didn't he turn his head?
Dec 9, 2010 zadig commented on Man Tazes Convenience Store Suspects Acting Belligerent.
I like the headline better with some punctuation:

Man Tazes Convenience Store, Suspects Acting Belligerent

Also, belligerently, but you can't have everything.
Oct 22, 2010 zadig commented on Amazon Will Let You Share Kindle Books.
You should be able to give an ebook to someone else (removing it from your own reader) when you're done with it.

You should be able to borrow an ebook from the library (removing their copy from loan to anyone else until you "return" it).

You should be able to hand off your copy to your spouse's ereader and get it back later, trading back and forth as often as you damn well please.

Until these things are possible (as they are in real life), ebooks are flawed and restrictive. First-sale doctrine, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-sale_…, dammit.

ebooks have a lot of benefits, but the "you don't own what you just bought" crap pisses me off.
Sep 16, 2010 zadig commented on Pot Use Is Up; Pot Arrests Are Up.
Maybe the increase in drug use is because the economy sucks and people are looking for escape. Didn't the Depression help drive repeal of Prohibition?

No, sorry. The increase can only be because we're not pumping enough money into DARE and crushing cancer patients. Yup. That's it.
Nov 10, 2009 zadig commented on The End Is Near for the D.C. Sniper.
There is no middle ground on capital punishment. It's wrong to take a life except in self-defense. Our prison system has many problems, but the ability of John Allen Muhammed to reach out from behind his bars and strike out at us is pretty non-existent, so self-defense doesn't really apply here. And at the risk of invoking godwin's law, I'll say generally that this goes for even the worst mass-murderers in history. Prison, not execution, solves the problems identically but without making us all into murderers too.

And allowing state-sponsored murder to be a spectator sport is beyond barbaric. And Max, we may be barbarians, but the struggle to stay above our nature is always worth it.
Jul 23, 2009 zadig commented on Every Child Deserves A Mother and a Father.
They're both named "santiago" but he's her boyfriend, not spouse? Did one of them change his/her name pro-actively expecting a marriage at some point? Are they siblings? Cousins? Or is santiago as common as "smith"?
May 6, 2009 zadig commented on Even More Americans Want to Legalize Pot.
Don't forget #11 giffy, if pot is legalized, it follows that industrial hemp will also be legalized. Cheap-but-chafing fabric, rope, and maybe even paper. More profit!