commented on The Shutdown's Greatest Hits Keep on Coming
@1 Oh yes, that's definitely how the budgetary process should work -- the House of Representatives should approve the funding, placement, and pantone color of every single highway sign, lane marker, and cat's eye reflector. That's *exactly* how you run a trillion-dollar organization.
commented on WNBA Players Kiss, Are Called for Fouls
To be fair, the ref blew the whistle at the :05 second mark for the multiple body checks, and the kiss comes after, at the :07 - :08 second mark. It's also on the side of the cheek opposite the ref's view, so he probably didn't even see it. It's pretty standard reffing procedure to separate players for body-checking each other, especially after the whistle is blown.
commented on Surely Right Wing Christians Will Protest This New Law In Indiana?
Potential legal challenges aside, this governing body feels it has the authority to proscribe what religious activity is 'allowed', and what activity is criminal.
I don't want to make a slippery slope argument, but it seems that if this legislature thinks it can criminalize religious activity, it's only a matter of time before they feel they have the authority to criminalize membership or participation in religious organizations that flout such laws.