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On Consequences Unintended

@Lockheed Ventura

Here is the strangely dark part for me:

>“This case is presented as about individual liberty,” said Richard Briffault, a law professor at Columbia who filed a brief supporting the city. “In many ways, it’s much more about the ability of administrative agencies to use modern regulatory techniques, which include trying to shape consumer behavior in healthier ways.”

One one hand, individual liberty, on the other, word soup of the sort Orwell decried 68 years ago: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orwell46.htm

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0

On Tom Lehrer, American Hero

Damn, you had me worried he was dead!

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm 1

On You Already Know Why Engineers Are Boring, But Here's Why They're Dicks

@Gef the Talking Mongoose certainly not for sociologists, anyway!

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm 1

On How To Vote

I'm unfamiliar with the particulars of your Appletown ballots, but the casino ballot measures out California way are always about which lobbying group gets special permission to open a money machine. As a libertarian Libertarian, that kind of corporatist crap makes me say fuck it either way. Real gambling reform would let me run a dice game in the alley.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm 0

On Dead Lou Reed Even More Marketable Than Live Version

How can you tell the difference?

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm 0

On The End Of Food Stamps—Oh Hey That Handbag Looks Tasty

brianvan: That's right - look how deeply this will affect these poor, suffering Baltimoreans! http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/09/17/9-store-owners-in-baltimore-city-indicted-in-food-stamp-fraud/

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm 1

On Blancmange: A Tale of Failure and Delight

C'mon, not taking the yolks out? That crosses the line between adjusting a recipe and disregarding it entirely.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm 1

On Fake Candidate Gary Johnson Has Wingnuts Ready for 2016 Already!

@Bunburying totally a dick joke. But I don't claim a monopoly - go ahead and pile on to my Johnson crack!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm 0

On Fake Candidate Gary Johnson Has Wingnuts Ready for 2016 Already!

Libertarian Johnson voter here. I am fully pro-choice, and also pro-abortion for those who would choose snark over civil liberties.

Speaking of which, Choire, I thought you liked Johnson?

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1

On The Cornel West Album That Larry Summers Kept Calling A Rap CD

@23abraxas: It wasn't a comment. Are you saying to ask the question is to answer it?

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm 0