Last I heard they were a great country to do business in. The music is pretty cool too.
 May 29, 2015 at 9:36am
And let’s not forget the NINTH Amendment, either. “The enumeration… of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” That means we have all sorts of rights, even if the Constitution doesn’t mention them, as long as we aren’t taking away the life, liberty or property of others.
And you know the original purpose of the marriage license was, right? To make sure nobody was interracially marrying (in some states, anyway). Funny how a lot of our restrictive laws start out with racist intentions.
 March 10, 2015 at 12:15pm
This is why I am not a big fan of the new “keyless ignition” features in the newer cars. You know that’s next… they’ll be able to mimic your keychain transmitter that allows the push-button starting, and all of a sudden, GTA!
Getting a key copied – or re-created from just a lock – seems to be a lot harder now. Which is why I don’t want any push-button-to-start cars.
I know, right? And I'm pretty sure that Sharpstown never even had their own police department. These guys are security guards, hired by the Homeowners Association of a neighborhood...
 February 26, 2015 at 12:53pm
Yeah, but something as hard as an apple could be deadly. Wasn’t it traditionally that bad performers got tomatoes thrown at them?
Where’s John Cleese when you need him… “How to defend yourself against someone holding a piece of fresh fruit!”
[-1] February 13, 2015 at 11:37am
The consanguineous thing… that may fall, based on the fact that if they’re two consenting adults, they have a right to marry. Not something I personally agree that they should be doing, though.
Human-animal marriages, however… no court or legislative body will take that seriously.
F’ing contract law, how does it work?
 January 28, 2015 at 10:06am
Yeah, I was looking forward to a GoDaddy Super Bowl ad that didn’t involve sexual innuendo. Something tells me that’s exactly what’s gonna be substituted.
January 28, 2015 at 10:01am
Well, it’s his choice… though, remember when Linus was just “the guy who succeeded Peter in leading Christ’s ministry”?
 January 28, 2015 at 9:56am
It’s Utah. Go figure. The same state where one school photoshopped more modest clothing on yearbook photos.
 January 28, 2015 at 9:49am
That’s already being done (well, synthetically… Google “Marinol”) … and that’s only gonna fuel the “Down with Big Pharma” fire.
January 15, 2015 at 1:51pm
freebird: To be fair, that’s taking place in England. Here in America, they’d hit the First Amendment brick wall (and so far, that’s still standing).
 January 15, 2015 at 1:42pm
Are you saying ALL gays and lesbians believe this way? Because that’s just like saying the New Black Panthers speak for everyone in the African race. Talk about strawmen…
 January 15, 2015 at 10:24am
“If it is a private business and not serving the public, then yes, you may discriminate on who you do business with. But if your business serves the public, you must serve the whole public.”
I’m curious to know how you define a “private business”, Mr. Wizard. To me, a private business is one not directly owned or run by the government. Are you talking about a business that doesn’t advertise? That has to rely only on word of mouth? That only people who have an invitation can do commerce with you?
If there’s no contract, there shouldn’t be any coercion to serve.
 January 14, 2015 at 10:13am
Nancy is typical of what’s wrong with our media, how bad things get overhyped so that people in general are more paranoid about the kids. I’ve seen her name get brought up in lots of comments decrying the loss of traditional playground equipment or parents getting in trouble with the law for letting their kids play unsupervised outside.
That said, her reactions are not surprising. What, you expect her to support legalizing MJ? She’d lose her niche paranoid-busybody-harpy audience faster than you can say “tot mom”.
Too many voters have short attention spans. If we still had the outrage we had in early January of 2013, we would’ve primaried out the Boneless supporters and put some overwhelmingly fresh Republican representation in there that would’ve unquestionably shown him the door.
 January 3, 2015 at 6:55pm
I unfortunately agree. As much as I would love to see Boneless kicked out of the speaker’s chair, the fact that no one’s stepped up to challenge him yet means we’re gonna see a rehash of January 2013. That was when the GOP House became dead to me. And it still is.
For the record, I voted Gohmert.
 December 31, 2014 at 11:48am
Though you gotta admit that “Bitcoin” is more of a libertarian than liberal thing. I was surprised to see this from Cali.
 December 31, 2014 at 11:47am
Heh. After all that drama in Dallas, it’s crazy but… not surprising. :)
December 30, 2014 at 9:58am
Or maybe we’re just wanting to escape our miserable situation if only for a few minutes. Ever think many of those people are altering their minds because they CAN’T find the hard work to begin with?
December 30, 2014 at 9:40am
I did see the hypocrisy in those reactions. “Don’t overturn Prop 8! WILL OF THE PEOPLE!” “Ban legal pot! SCREW THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!” Which way you want it, nannyheads?
GCL: Then it needs to be all or nothing. Ban tobacco as well if you want to ban cannabis. And do it right – via constitutional amendment (good luck on that, though).