Oct 10, 2012 Raindog commented on New York City Shows Us How It's Done.
@65: I don't think cyclists break the law any more or less than drivers. How many cars do you see blow through red lights well after they're red? The norm downtown seems to be 1-2 at every light. So the bad apples argument plays both ways and pretending otherwise makes you look like a silly person.

As for the old canard about "equitable registration," go read some facts before you propagate that nonsense. User fees like registration and gas taxes account for less than 50% of revenue needed for roads in most US states. That means non-drivers are already paying way more than their fair share. Furthermore, bicycles and cars quite obviously don't have equitable impact on roads when it comes to things like traffic management, highway maintenance, and general wear & tear, not to mention millions of dollars for emergency services for the mind-blowing number of car accidents each year (most of which are caused by drunk and reckless drivers). We could switch to your fantasy-world model where roads are 100% funded by user fees. In that model, accounting for all those factors, cyclists might pay a small fee, and you'd have to sell your house to register your car.
Oct 11, 2011 Raindog commented on Police Order Protesters to Evacuate Westlake or Be Arrested (Updated).
I did not see police ordering media away. In fact, media were still there when I left, which was after 1am. Cops were continuing intimidation tactics, telling us they would keep lights flashing all night "until we leave," and making hourly announcements over their loudspeakers to the effect that anyone remaining in the park was "subject to arrest." This despite numerous reports that mayor's office said no arrests tonight.

If you sympathize at all with this movement, please show your support by being there anytime you can. In particular, I believe it will be critical to have a large presence at 10pm Tuesday when they try again to close the park.
Sep 6, 2011 Raindog commented on Ron Paul Attacks Rick Perry.
This ad is the nicest thing anyone has said about Rick Perry thus far.
Sep 6, 2011 Raindog commented on Ron Paul Has a Lot of Money.
Thanks Ron Paul! That is the first nice thing anyone has said about Rick Perry thus far in the campaign season.
Jul 20, 2011 Raindog commented on For Your Amusement.
"Weeks" should not have an apostrophe. Ingrates.
Aug 26, 2009 Raindog commented on FuturethInk.
@3: Huhuhuhuhuh, you said 'selectively hardened'.
Aug 26, 2009 Raindog commented on Murray Is Seriously Mulling a Write-In Campaign for Mayor.
The remaining question is from which candidate would Muarray take votes—McGinn or Mallahan?

Either your misspelling of Murray here is a subtle political tactic to destroy his chances or you are just a human being who occasionally makes mistakes. I think the answer is obvious.
Aug 26, 2009 Raindog commented on E-Books: Now With Touching!.
No touching!
Aug 26, 2009 Raindog commented on Black to White.
@9 Your silly logic will get you nowhere in comment-land. Also, don't forget that - as W reminded us on countless occasions (I can count the occasions, but he can't) - Poland was our ally in the War on Terror through thick and thin, so they're kind of like an honorary America.
Aug 26, 2009 Raindog commented on The Kalebu Tapes: Start to Finish..
What's with the slo-mo at the end of the last video? Is there something interesting in one of those screens that I am missing?