Dec 23, 2012
commented on I Really Do Want Wayne LaPierre's Head on a Stick
Well, they've done one thing right. Instead of talking about gun reform and mental health funding, everyone is all in a tizzy over the NRA's asinine ideas. If they can play the clown for the rest of the news cycle and maintain a distraction, good on them.
Dec 9, 2012
commented on Sunday Morning News
@18: Read the article. It's one of those bars where they have a "private club" room upstairs where willing participants pay $10/year to have access. I don't know what, if any, loopholes there are in the smoking ban regarding marijuana, but the private club loophole seems not to discriminate between types of smoke.
That said, the [whomever polices the smoking ban] is continually trying to shut down these so-called private clubs in which the only thing defining them is paying an annual fee, or just signing your name on a dotted line, as the hookah bars all started doing right after the initiative passed. Seems to be an uphill battle.
Sep 27, 2012
commented on 1985 Mitt Is the Truthiest Mitt of Them All
I don't see what's so damning about this. This is some proper business-speak, professional and stodgy, but it doesn't do what you say it does. There are plenty of opportunities more recent and more blatant to point out Mitt's hypocrisy.
This recalls the "Chaos on Bullshit Mountain" segment that aired on the Daily Show, where they take Fox to task for airing a 1998(?) clip of Obama saying something stupid, right next to grousing about how dirty and down-low it is to film a private speech. This is 1985! Let's go a whole year back to 2011--"corporations are people" is a lot sweeter and a lot scarier than this non-issue.
May 11, 2012
commented on Breastfeeding and Time Magazine
Honestly, I look at this and I see a comment on the Affordable Care Act. The camo pants, the tiny chair, the hollywood-shaped woman holding her son tightly against her chest, they all appear to me as code for American power. I agree with @4 regarding the confrontation born from their eye contact. Mom is the government, we're the kid, and we're supposed to be uncomfortable with the image. Regardless of whether we think that breastfeeding a 3-year old is weird, it's that they are staring us in the eye, making us a part of their relationship.
May 9, 2012
commented on Across the Street Right Now
It was eerie. 4 people arrested, about 6 unmarked cars and twice as many plainclothes cops. Never seen that many guns drawn--handguns, a shotgun, a couple two-handed fast-looking somethings. Egads. Jackets said "Gang Unit", and I've never seen that much white hair on that many of them.