Aug 26, 2013 spoons commented on CNN, Agnotology, and the Gun Ideological State/Corporate Apparatus.
@7 you can also throw in comic books too. Dr. Wertham called them the ten-cent plaque and how they were corrupting our youth. It's just the same old story but now with videogames.
Jul 24, 2013 spoons commented on Another View on Upward Mobility: It's All Downhill from Here.
@Peak timber. Peak bat guano. Peak whale oil. Those are off the top of my head. There have always been resources that eventually came to be in short supply that, once they become prohibitively expensive we move to the next thing. I see no reason we won't do that again.
Jul 11, 2013 spoons commented on The City Needs to Start Enforcing Wage-Theft Crimes Against Fast Food Employees.
While I am pretty damn horrified by the wage theft I am way more skeptical of the $15 minimum wage. If you want to strike for it you have my support and more power to you but to have that be the legal mandate is a bridge too far and is the reason why I won't be voting for Sawant.
Jul 11, 2013 spoons commented on Would You Give Up a Small Percentage of Your Future Income for Free In-State Tuition Now?.
@19 Thank you for stepping in there. This thread was getting ridiculous.
Jul 3, 2013 spoons commented on Charter School Opponents File Complaint Seeking to Have the Initiative Ruled Unconstitutional.
I'm lean towards charter schools more than most people around here but that language certainly seems pretty cut and dry against it. Should be interesting how this shakes out in the state Supreme Court.
Jul 3, 2013 spoons commented on Let's Hope So, Maggie Gallagher.
Since I'm an idiot I read "Gallagher" as "Gyllenhaal" and was SO confused by the whole premise of this article.
Jun 30, 2013 spoons commented on State Senator Rodney Tom Scores Huge Legislative Victory (Against Women, Immigrant Children, and Bus Riders).
So when is Tom up for reelection and can I give his opponent money if I don't live in his area?
Jun 29, 2013 spoons commented on Dispatch from Istanbul: Final Thoughts.
@1 Yeah I don't think this is something we as outsiders can really understand. What are the constituencies that support the current government? Nationalists? Ultra hard-line religious groups? Old people? Who has been electing this guy exactly? I feel like that might give me a little better idea of what's going on.
Jun 19, 2013 spoons commented on The Pot Lottery Is a Bad Idea.
@1. Agreed
Jun 16, 2013 spoons commented on Pizza Update: Breaking the 5-Minute Barrier.
These posts are a nice palate cleanser after reading about all the shot going on in Turkey. Also gives me a good idea for Christmas gifts for the brother and mother.