This gets at the heart of a major problem in US policing. Officers are taught that ANY form of noncompliance is resisting and a danger to them and the public at large. The idea is that they have to maintain control of the situation at all times or else they are in danger, so the instant someone doesn't do what they… » 3/25/15 12:01pm Wednesday 12:01pm

Do you know about #wejustneedtopee?

You should know about #weejustneedtopee. This goes with Ivrinlel's post about the Planet Fitness lady. It started with one selfie (I think someone posted about it here, but it's now become a huge thing). Basically, trans people are giving conservatives exactly what they wanted by taking selfies in the bathroom of… » 3/24/15 5:15pm Tuesday 5:15pm

You have to replace all the blah blahs with unnecessary polysyllabic words. Make sure your reasoning is circular and contains at least three logical fallacies (appeal to authority, false equivalency, and straw (wo)man seem to be popular). Then, you'll be good to go—that is, if you can wrap your pretty little head… » 3/19/15 12:40pm 3/19/15 12:40pm

Because, he's busy telling me that I don't deserve to have a family of my own, that I would be a bad influence on children, that being raised in a heterosexual household is the best option, that it shouldn't even be legal for me to be married, yet his kid's perfect-before-the-lord heterosexual upbringing didn't stop… » 3/17/15 12:48am 3/17/15 12:48am

It would be awkward if they went to Mexico after all they've said about Mexicans. Same for Europe, Africa, South America. Australia has strict gun control. The Middle East is a bit rough these days—and it's kind of their fault. China is a bit communist (also, smoggy)...Maybe Russia? Strong leader, not a lot of… » 3/16/15 10:00pm 3/16/15 10:00pm

Boom! That makes all-time record season number 4 for me: 2005orst hurricane season in Florida, 2008 snowiest winter in Quebec (18 feet!), 2013 rainiest year/24 hours/worst flooding in Boulder. Do I get a prize? Is climate change stalking me. Do I have the worst luck ever? » 3/15/15 8:14pm 3/15/15 8:14pm

I think forcing people to use intermediaries is exactly the point. If the courts are going to make them recognize same sex marriages, they'd rather go through this whole convoluted mess, risk legal action, and messy unintended consequences, rather than force clerks to do the ceremony. It's a lot of energy for such a… » 3/14/15 2:01am 3/14/15 2:01am