commented on jesus
Jesus should be capitalized as either a proper name or a one word exclamation with a period after.
They'll let anybody write for the Stranger, but the smart, capable writers apparently don't.
commented on A Vote for Kshama Sawant Is a Vote for What We Need Now: Socialism
@55 - Reduced gravity aircraft (aka "the vomit comet") simulate weightlessness, but there's no such thing as a free lunch. Western Europe has been floating through the peak, but its starting to fall. (See Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, & Italy.) It's going to end badly.
commented on A Vote Kshama Sawant Is a Vote for What We Need Now: Socialism
@36 - The difference between socialism and communism is, in practice, negligible. The totalitarians grab power and kill off their enemies. Want a real world example? East vs. West Germany between 1945-1990. Or North vs. South Korea, today. That shit don't work. Never has. Never will.
commented on Morning News: The Shutdown's Over! Just Kidding, It's Still On. Also, Americans Are Stupid and Your Chicken is Sick
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. . . . Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
commented on Starbucks Asks Gun Nuts Not to Be Such Dicks About It
"The presence of a weapon in our stores is unsettling and upsetting for many of our customers"
'Cause some people are incapable of seeing a inanimate object without going spastic, fearing it will somehow jump off the dude's (or dudette's) belt and begin blasting away by itself.
I have a right to protect my life. Gun-free zones are immoral.
commented on Obama's Draft Authorization to Use Force Against Syria
Who, in their right mind, would trust Obama with anything more than a drinking straw and a spit wad? It was fucking stupid to draw a red line that you have no ability to keep. Of course, "sounds good, but doesn't work" IS Barry's signature move.
Right now, you have Al-Queda at war with a dictator. LET THEM KILL EACH OTHER.