commented on The Cheneys Back Their Straight Daughter
The only silver lining here is that I can once again hate Dick Cheney whole heartedly. For awhile when he was standing up for Mary, I was kinda conflicted like just maybe he had some redeeming qualities . . . Now conflict resolved, he is once again 100% shitty bitch from hell.
commented on Toronto City Council Strips Crack-Smoking Mayor of Duties
Just a thought: maybe they could replace those lost job duties with the official title of "Designated crack tester" toe evaluate the quality of the crack making its way through the Toronto market place. It would be a great service to crack smokers everywhere.
commented on The Ideal Legal Joint: Low in Potency, High in Flavor
To make an analogy to beer, Sometimes I really want a knock you on your ass IPA or Barleywine for sitting down with some friends and brainstorming something awesome but there are also times when a light, but still interesting, session, lager, pale ale is what you need say after mowing the lawn or a summer bike ride. Your desire for something lower strength, but still flavorful, takes nothing away from anyone else's puffing.
commented on Disgraced San Diego Mayor Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges
Politics in San Diego are interesting now. We are a purpleish place with pockets of deep red and deep blue, both of which are represented in our council. What was telling early on was that the accusations against him came not from his political opponents, but those who had formerly been his staunchest supporters.
commented on The Shutdown Is Hurting Republicans
The rhetoric of "paid vacation" I've seen here is frustrating:
Yes the fed workers will get back pay once the government gets back to work.
However many of them are facing quite the economic hardship as those checks aren't going to arrive until this shutdown ends.
Also the places where those workers shop are losing the business they'd get presently.
With a lot of these people and businesses cash flow matters.
Secondly for a number of federal employees work there because they believe in what they are doing and want to do right by our country. It's not about clocking in and getting the hours, its abotu seeing projects through to their completion. Many of them (some of whom I consider trusted colleagues and friends) are prohibited presently from going into work, logging into their office computers or even attending nearby meetings where work related material might be discussed. They are watching the projects, assignments, and programs which they are involved fall apart because of the Tea Party's hijacking of democracy.
commented on How Do You Feel About I-522 (the Initiative to Label Genetically Modified Foods)?
I think if the corporations that profited most of GMO's weren't acting like assholes bent of shoving their product down our throat, I'd be less against GMO's. Indeed I've heard some pro-GMO arguments (very product specific) that actually make sense and resonate, but also compelling evidence that other GMO products are associated with large scale ecological destruction. Labeling seems like a safe compromise while science fleshes out the truth.