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  • fabucat commented on the diary post The Absurd Reality of Conservatism, the Second Amendment and Gun Law Reform by jac.

    2013-04-13 20:05:47View | Delete

    Agreed. There’s nothing like public shaming and disapproval to change the culture. Remember when it was OK to drive drunk and smoke cigarettes in the car when your kids were inside? I also remember when it was perfectly reasonable to litter too. A lot of the above has been made illegal, but people also encourage [...]

  • fabucat commented on the diary post The Absurd Reality of Conservatism, the Second Amendment and Gun Law Reform by jac.

    2013-04-13 19:59:02View | Delete

    Saying that gun safety laws are invalid because they won’t prevent all gun killings is like saying that, rape laws are invalid because they don’t prevent all rapes.

  • fabucat commented on the diary post The Absurd Reality of Conservatism, the Second Amendment and Gun Law Reform by jac.

    2013-04-13 19:55:10View | Delete

    I’m picking up my jaw off of the floor where it fell. I can’t believe that guys like Eric Erickson and Rush Limbaugh are really “Christian.” Yes, so-called Christians such as Robertson, Rick Warren, and Bryan Fischer are more convincing Christians because they are associated with a certain church or congregation. Same thing with Santorum [...]

  • Good point. Bill Ayres got out of serving any time for setting off a bomb at the Pentagon because his daddy was filthy rich.

    All said, however, none of this shocks me very much. I’m sorry.

  • Worrying about organized labor having that much more power is like worrying about the government printing too much money causing inflation.

    Let’s wait until labor regains its power first. Currently, labor is struggling to survive.

    Even if labor should regain its power, continuing power rests in gaining new & younger members. It would be self-destructive for them to short younger members.

    Wet blanket much?

  • fabucat commented on the blog post Report: 18 Million Americans Cannot Find Enough Food

    2012-09-07 14:29:49View | Delete

    It would be nice if someone would transform cold statistics into some heartbreaking anecdotes and not just “there are more homeless guys on my block.” 18 million hungry is a lot. I believe the statistic. But there cannot be 18 million homeless mentally ill out there. A good number of the hungry must be people like the middle class “homed,” the invisible hungry. I don’t want to disrespect to the homeless, most of whom are mentally ill and would be homeless even in a “good” economy (without proper treatment for the mentally ill–which is our society).

    We need to talk about the “hidden hungry.” Snark all you want, but community gardens can be a good solution. I’ve got a ridiculous amount of squash this season, for example. I’m confident that if things really got bad, I could live from the garden at least 6 months out of the year.

    Neither Obama nor Romney are going to start community gardens for the hungry. It is something that you and like-minded folks are going to have to do in your respective communities. I don’t think that the 18 million hungry are slackers, but perhaps we are the slackers instead.

  • fabucat commented on the blog post The Shirley Sherrod Complaint Against Andrew Breitbart

    2011-02-14 13:15:02View | Delete

    I just skimmed the complaint and I find it interesting that Sherrod hasn’t requested a specific amount for damages. Perhaps I just didn’t catch it.

  • fabucat commented on the blog post The Shirley Sherrod Complaint Against Andrew Breitbart

    2011-02-14 13:07:59View | Delete

    The DC Superior Court would be most sympathetic to Mrs. Sherrod’s claims. Georgia Courts would be a fail for a black woman. California courts would be an iffy proposition for Sherrod–it would be too convenient for the defendant and any presiding judge might be sympathetic to Breitbart, who is a California citizen. I hope that Sherrod gets an African-American judge (heh-heh), because there are plenty on the DC Superior Court bench.

  • I’m still thinking of a special hell for H.B.Gary. No doubt Anonymous has better ideas about how to make lives of Gary principals absolutely miserable.

  • Has anyone thought of doing some sort of non-violent citizen action against Hunton & Williams? If all of us in the Washington DC, NYC (and wherever else these pigs have their offices) kept on calling their offices and jamming their phone lines, so that they could not conduct their business, perhaps they might think twice before getting involved in this sort of thing. In addition, perhaps these lead attorneys need to have people being camped on their doorsteps. If it’s OK for the pro-life crazies to do it, then perhaps it’s all right for US to do it. Furthermore, find out where these lawyers are licensed and make ethics complaints to every state bar that they are members of.

  • fabucat became a registered member

    2010-10-26 08:38:52View | Delete