commented on Finally, a More Objective Study of Initiative 522
The No side lost me when they used these talking heads trying to make it seem odd that federally regulated foods aren't covered by this proposed state statute.
Of course eggs, meat and dairy aren't covered by a state statute!!
Clumsy propoganda like this makes me vote against the propogandist's interest absent other factors.
commented on Why Did Star Trek Into Darkness Suck?
Not going to ever see it again. Has lost everything the original series had going for it. Abrams admitted as such on The Daily Show that he didn't get Star Trek as a kid, and he has just shown he doesn't get it now.
Rather look for new good sci-fi than horrible remakes of classics.
commented on Sacred Sanctity of Marriage Watch
What Siddha doesn't register is that is that we already allow citizens to register with husbands and wives. All marriage equality is is allowing all citizens to do what some citizens could already do - simple equality.
This is very different from allowing ANY citizen to do what NO ciizn is allows to do, i.e. legally register with 'children' or dogs.
When the Vulcans arrive we can revisit interspecies dating, the same when we return to the Biblical age of consent of 12 for girls and 13 for boys. Until then it has nothing to do with treating all citizens the same - you can register with a wife so can everyone else, ditto a husband.
commented on The Catholic Argument Against That Bigot Florist
Religious discrimination by a business owner is neither Christian, American, Washingtonian or legal. She can't refuse service to someone because they have and legally act on religious beliefs that differ from her own.
She sells flowers or she doesn't, she can't pick and choose because of the customer's religious beliefs and practices.
commented on Bigot Florist Files Countersuit
She can no more refuse to do business because their beliefs differ from her own than she could refuse to provide flowers for a Catholic wedding, bar mitzvah, or Mormon baptism. Religious discrimination by a business is federally illegal.
commented on Think Obama Got Played on the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations?
Cutting the military would be foolish at this time since the military has historically been the biggest stimulus package the government has. Cuts need to go to stop having multinationals do the jobs the military members used to do and let them start doing them again. Bring home that cash by giving it to military members who spend every dime of it. No more $100k mercenaries with off shore accounts. Then we can slowly shrink the size of the military and prevent the horrible effects of a radical cut.
Nov 9, 2012
commented on The Friday Morning News
Talk about Romney not thanking his staff, they had their campaign credit cards voided before they could even take their taxi rides home!
Oct 18, 2012
commented on Anti-Gay Marriage Group Puts on Another Underwhelming Rally
my partner just got home and said he'd heard on the radio that the 'counter protesters' behaved badly, tearing down signs and just being jerks.
Why is it that just before a vote the idiot 'supporters' of our side start doing incredibly stupid things? Protesting them makes them important, attacking them makes them martyrs.
Feb 18, 2012
commented on WhoSigned.Org Goes Live with Names and Addresses of R-71 Signers
And just to point out - this is no more revealing than a campaign button, yard sign, or donation which are not searchable for most things in someone's google map.
You can't legislate in secret anymore - you sign it people have a right to know that you signed it and you have a responsibility to stand up for your opinion.
I was personally quite pleased to find how few did sign it in my entire zip code and and the only relatives that did are the ones that think Obama was born in Kenya, i.e. I wasn't shocked.
This sort of thing is the natural antidote to the 'sign anything' people that allow anyone with deep enough pockets for paid signature gatherers to get anything on the ballot. Signing is speaking up, and if you do then don't be surprised that you are heard.