I've always liked you so much, but this comment mystifies me. It's reaching so hard for something to harrumph about, it becomes absurd in the first case, and smugly callous in the second. Am I now supposed to think problems are good things, so that I can object to people who see them as, well, what they are? » 1/30/15 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

What I really don't understand is, why aren't more conservatives up in arms about this kind of thing? If you're a conservative, a big part of your political philosophy is supposedly opposition to governmental overreach, and asserting the rights of citizens not to be unlawfully interfered with by agents of the state.… » 1/28/15 10:03pm Wednesday 10:03pm

No, he blames the cops because "I had clearly done something wrong by scaling that gate, but what could have been a short reprimand, turned into an hour-long debacle because I'm a black man." If the issue was supposedly that he might have been an intruder, and there were multiple people there identifying him as a… » 1/27/15 4:17pm Tuesday 4:17pm

I believe it. And it pisses me off, because I hate the bullshit drama manipulation. What I like about the reality shows I like (Project Runway, Top Chef) is the creativity, not the drama. I hate that crap, and it gets more amped up and phony every season. I think the stars — that is, people like Tim Gunn and Tom… » 1/26/15 3:03pm Monday 3:03pm

Don't give up! Not being able to roll your r's just means you have an accent. That's fine; when you hear people speaking English who clearly aren't native speakers and have a hard time with certain sounds, you can still understand them, right? You don't think they can't speak English, you just notice that they have an… » 1/26/15 2:34am Monday 2:34am

If you're doing research for anything more academically rigorous than a third-grade book report, there's only one way in which Wikipedia is at all useful, and that's to look at the footnotes to find primary sources and then go read them. » 1/23/15 6:48pm 1/23/15 6:48pm

Also, I can believe one of two things: that she is totally fine and mellow and at one with the universe, or that she's so full of repressed rage that she had what sounds like a demi-psychotic break and beat the living crap out of a stunt man. One of the two, but not both. » 1/22/15 2:14pm 1/22/15 2:14pm