commented on Slog Bible Study: Job 9:23
Well... sure it sounds bad outta context, but once you look at the surrounding verses,
20 - Even if I were innocent,
God would prove me wrong.
21 - I am not guilty,
but I no longer care
what happens to me.
22 - What difference does it make?
God destroys the innocent
along with the guilty.
23 - When a good person dies
a sudden death,
God sits back and laughs.
24 - And who else but God
blindfolds the judges,
then lets the wicked
take over the earth?
See? That's so much better!
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Porn Conundrum
And whatever you do DON'T transfer them to digital format!
As tapes they're pretty safe, but as soon as they're in an easily copied & uploaded digital form you might as well just post 'em on the web and email the link to you grandma. They will get out there.
commented on A New Ad from Sam Bellomio!
I find his anti-sitting campaign morally offensive.
When will the gentle Sitters of America finally get a voice at the table?!? They pay taxes too! Who will speak for them?!?
Not Sam Bellomio, that's for sure!
commented on They Didn't Want to Call the Cops
This situation finds an analogy in ODs.
Junkies didn't want to call 911 when their friends overdosed for fear of being busted on drug charges themselves. People died as a result. We found the solution there by making explicit (and recently encoding into our law) the fact that those calling in an OD case will not run the risk of arrest. Period.
The obvious solution here is for Chief Diaz, the Mayor and/or the City Council to make it abundantly clear --publicly-- that they will not evict the campers simply for reporting serious crimes that have taken place within a homeless encampment.
In fact, Ben, I'd say a follow-up call to Diaz & McGinn asking for them to make that public assurance --on the record with you-- should be your obvious next "cub-reporter-makes-good" move at this point!
commented on Mudhoney
Or just dream of "Doing this" - since the show is already sold out!