Jan 23, 2014 Fr0zt commented on America Today.
@20

It looks like a helmet would fit over the turban, but do Sikhs have any objection to wearing a helmet over the turban, or is that a religious no-no?
Jan 23, 2014 Fr0zt commented on America Today.
@16,

Do you mean replacing the Sikh-watchcap with the helment, or wearing the helmet over the Sikh-watchcap? I have little experience with Sikh headgear, but it seems like it would be a little more cumbersome to remove/put on than would be a traditional watchcap.
Jan 23, 2014 Fr0zt commented on America Today.
@12,

You've made a powerful enemy today.

-- The Mole People
Jan 23, 2014 Fr0zt commented on Utah Might End Homelessness by 2015.
@3 and 6,

The question is how much extra you want the hardworking to pay in order to punish the homeless.

If it's cheaper just to give them a home (I'm going to guess not the Ritz here), then stopping the program just means you want the hardworking to pay even more just to stick it to those lazy homeless.
Jan 23, 2014 Fr0zt commented on America Today.
I'm actually kind of surprised the beard isn't a problem. When I was in, 670-1 (the regs on wear and appearance of the uniform) allowed mustaches but forbade beards except in certain medical situations in which shaving was a bad idea. Can anyone beard it up now, or do you need a religious exemption?
Jan 16, 2014 Fr0zt commented on New Cheerios Commercial Raises More Questions Than It Answers.
This commercial is just the beginning in a series. The rest will gradually tease out the sordid details of Nana's Shakespearean rise and fall, starting with her decision to bread bad, her bloody showdown with the Yakuza, and the refuge she ultimately took in a Tiajuana donkey show.

Eat Cheerios, motherfuckers.
Jan 7, 2014 Fr0zt commented on What Do You Think of the Oklahoma Satanist Statue?.
I'd prefer something in more of a "Buddy Lucifer" a la the movie Dogma.
Jan 7, 2014 Fr0zt commented on Austerity Works! UK's Economy Is Growing!.
I would be very hesitant to concede that austerity helps growth, as the immediate follow-up is the argument that a growth (a bigger pie) helps everyone. The argument goes that it makes no difference if the 1% are enjoying a greater percentage of the pie than the 99% if such an uneven distribution results in the 99% having more total than if they had a larger percentage of a smaller pie.

*If* that theory were correct, I would agree -- I would rather live in a society where the poorest still had food and housing while the richest drove solid-gold rocket cars than one where the divide between rich and poor was closer together, but where the poorest went hungry. The problem is that I do not believe that such an uneven distribution really provides growth for everyone, and that is why it is important not to concede the argument.
Jan 4, 2014 Fr0zt commented on Why I Loved The Wolf of Wall Street.
Thank you -- after I left the movie, I couldn't figure out how anyone could claim that it "glorified" anything Belfort did. Sure he had lots of expensive stuff and he told the camera that having expensive stuff made all the fraud worth it, but the movie went out of its way to depict Belfort as a rampaging douche who contributed nothing to society except to wreck everything he touched. I couldn't imagine who would watch it and say, "I want to be that guy -- the one drooling on the hooker in front of his staff before he goes home to slap his wife."
Dec 26, 2013 Fr0zt commented on When Will Utah Ask the Supreme Court to Halt Gay Marriages? Maybe in "a Few Days.".
@16,

A single judge, or a three-judge panel?

@7,

While I'm not sure about the above question, everything @16, said was right. The stay request is basically just the question of what-does-the-state-do-until-the-appeal-is-decided. Regardless of how the stay issue is ultimately decided, the real appeal is yet to come, but the fact that the courts aren't even bothering to put gay marriages on pause pending the real appeal is a very good sign.