commented on Russian Vodka Boycott Strategies: "Sorry, We're Out of Stoli."
Camlux@7 C- for reading comprehension - how about recommending some quality IL vodkas,...
that said I totally agree with the tone of this post except for ordering a "Hijacked Airliner" in New York. Does this cocktail even exist? Every bar in the stadium district should sell this when the Yankees are in town: 2001 ALCS. Fuck 'em!
Dec 12, 2012
commented on Google's Year in Review
makes me wonder about all the searches I gave up upon because the results were doctored by their advertiser driven algorithms - oh the knowledge I lost out on...
don't be evil.
Dec 12, 2012
commented on Glenn Beck Wouldn't Care About Gay Marriage Except Liberals Are Trying to Destroy His Marriage All the Time
Generally speaking when people don't care about something,... they don't talk about it on their radio show / TV show / webcast thingy (whatever that was...)(why are we still listening to this bag?).
And when people repeatedly mention how much they don't care about something it means they do care and they have an agenda and a (varyingly) sophisticated set of rhetorical devices they're about to unleash.
I don't care about peanut butter* but generally speaking chunkiness is gross**, and when someone who, like me, loves peanut butter won't defend my abhorrence of chunkiness, I'm deeply offended, except I don't care,...
* I have gay friends - I think I'm playing soccer with them tomorrow night.
** It's an abomination before the Lord, (not that I care).
Nov 21, 2012
commented on Boeing Said It Will Deny Equal Pension Benefits to Married Gay Couples
@30 there's about 50,000 bumper stickers in town which say you're wrong, the resonant frequency at take-off when I fly on airbuses gives me pause every time...
I'm not surprised at Chicago-based Boeing's position - they moved HQ in large part to avoid the awkward news footage of picket lines outside their offices every time management pissed off workers.
It's simple labor law and good lawyering. Federal law controls and unlike the pot initiative they don't have to rely on non-existant federal police to, as @29 says, save a lot of money.
I wonder if Perkins Coie is still handling their business - boycott them!
Aug 10, 2012
commented on What Do You Think of the Red Dawn Trailer?
@4 (& @27) when I read the ROMinee post above this one, I thought - not only more interesting but more plausible. I get the feeling something bad is coming, but I'm not sure it comes from aliens or North Koreans (snicker) or power outages or even economic collapse - I think it comes from the violent revulsion some people feel about access for people they see as different than they are to healthcare and marriage and the White House.
Trouble is, they have all the guns; I bet it would sell in China though!
@28 and @29 Right On!