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  1. 46 shot in Chicago? But it has extremely strict firearm laws? Seriously, WTF is going on with Chicago? Chicago, Philly, Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Louis, Miami, Detroit, even D.C. still has a bad violent crime problem.

    Violence on such a scale suggests to me some kind of martial law and deployment of national guard troops is in order. There are too many urban areas of the U.S. with outrageous levels of violent crime.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 17, 2013 3:42:49 PM


  2. When did Jonathan Rauch become the single spokesperson for the "side" for gay marriage equality? His assertion that it would be "better" if the Supreme Court did NOT declare all state bans unconstitutional is IDIOTIC because some 30 states have their own constitutional bans, and it will take many YEARS to overturn them one-by-one-by-one.

    His absurd assertion is also very possibly just advance "Damage Control" on behalf of the Obama Administration afraid of the reaction after the Supremes rule and gays realize the Administration explicitly told the Court they did not WANT them to overturn all state bans, confusing Justices on both the Left and Right. Quote, emphasis mine:

    JUSTICE GINSBURG TO OBAMA SOLICITOR GENERAL VERRILLI: “So a State that has made considerable progress [such as California] has to go all the way, but at least the Government's position is, if it has...done absolutely nothing at all, then...IT CAN DO -- DO AS IT WILL.”

    CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS TO VERRILLI: “You’re saying it's got to happen right now in California, but YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE A POSITION ABOUT WHETHER IT'S REQUIRED IN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.”

    OBAMA SOLICITOR GENERAL VERRILLI: “WE ARE NOT TAKING THE POSITION THAT IT IS REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. We think that THAT OUGHT TO BE LEFT OPEN FOR A FUTURE ADJUDICATION IN OTHER STATES that don't have the situation California has.”

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Jun 17, 2013 3:52:04 PM


  3. When did Jonathan Rauch become the single spokesperson for the "side" for gay marriage equality? His assertion that it would be "better" if the Supreme Court did NOT declare all state bans unconstitutional is IDIOTIC because some 30 states have their own constitutional bans, and it will take many YEARS to overturn them one-by-one-by-one.

    His absurd assertion is also very possibly just advance "Damage Control" on behalf of the Obama Administration afraid of the reaction after the Supremes rule and gays realize the Administration explicitly told the Court they did not WANT them to overturn all state bans, confusing Justices on both the Left and Right. Quote, emphasis mine:

    JUSTICE GINSBURG TO OBAMA SOLICITOR GENERAL VERRILLI: “So a State that has made considerable progress [such as California] has to go all the way, but at least the Government's position is, if it has...done absolutely nothing at all, then...IT CAN DO -- DO AS IT WILL.”

    CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS TO VERRILLI: “You’re saying it's got to happen right now in California, but YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE A POSITION ABOUT WHETHER IT'S REQUIRED IN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.”

    OBAMA SOLICITOR GENERAL VERRILLI: “WE ARE NOT TAKING THE POSITION THAT IT IS REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. We think that THAT OUGHT TO BE LEFT OPEN FOR A FUTURE ADJUDICATION IN OTHER STATES that don't have the situation California has.”

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Jun 17, 2013 3:52:04 PM


  4. yeah, that is an amazing statistic.
    Drugs or gangs, or both ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 17, 2013 3:53:00 PM


  5. I still enjoy using a fountain pen, with carefully chosen paper. My choice for everyday and away from home writing is a roller ball pen. Ball points are usually nasty unless you have one of the over-priced high end one. Of course, my handwriting is a mess whatever's in my hand. Even my Mom says she reads my cards and letters at least 3 times and averages out what some of the squiggles are likeliest to represent. It was more challenging back when I used a broad point. And I did spend years in junior/senior high writing my odd communiques with a pen holder/dip point steel pen. Those were easy to find in the 60's. Now there's only the less robust calligraphic stuff.
    Is even the ball point a dying technology? .

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Jun 17, 2013 4:49:19 PM


  6. @Michael Bedwell: Rauch has long been a proponent of the "be nice and quiet until the grown-ups say we can have our rights" school. He has no credibility as far as I'm concerned. And as far as his statement about "enduring rights" -- well, that sort of encapsulates his whole attitude and reflects his complete ignorance on that score: enduring rights aren't granted by anyone -- they are intrinsic.

    And the Supreme Court could nullify all those state constitutional bans on 14th Amendment Equal Protection grounds -- the Federal Constitution takes precedence. I don't expect that to happen, but it's certainly within the Court's power.

    Posted by: Hunter | Jun 17, 2013 5:04:16 PM


  7. Hi, Gregory:

    If we're going to do advertisements for pens I suggest you all try the ink gel type. I love them. I order them through my employer and....ooops, forget I said that. The Pilot company makes the best ones.

    And neither one of us will get a goddamned penny for these endorsements.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 17, 2013 5:17:45 PM


  8. @JackFKNTwist,

    Chicago has a huge number of mostly organized ethnic/racial based gangs. It's always been a center of organized street gang activity in America. And of course drug trafficking.r

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 17, 2013 5:41:54 PM


  9. Single polls are helpful but this one is an outlier by 3 or 4 points.

    Posted by: Josh | Jun 17, 2013 6:06:14 PM


  10. @Derrick: I think it's a tossup between Pilot and Uniball gel pens. Pilot sells some shorty pens that are convenient to carry--but refills aren't available. The regular sized pens can be used for years with refills.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Jun 17, 2013 7:30:12 PM


  11. @Hunter: Agreed.

    Rauch has always been an apologist for religious bigotry and advocates never rocking any boat. He was all in favor of handing over marriage to the opposition and pushing for civil unions just a few years ago. NPR shouldn't be using him as the spokesperson for marriage equality. That said, I'm not sure why @Michael Bedwell thinks he's doing this a coverup for the Obama administration (other than Bedwell's typical seething hatred for anything Obama) since Rauch's extreme wimpiness long predates the Obama administration.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 17, 2013 8:54:33 PM


  12. I concur on the superiority of gel ink pens. I've used both Uni-ball and Pilot pens and much prefer the Pilot. Uni-balls write okay but they don't feel substantial in my fingers, unlike Pilots, which are generally fatter and usually have a padded grip. The re-fill ability is another plus; no need to discard an undamaged barrel when one runs out of ink. I always carry a Pilot in my pocket (they also don't leak).

    I didn't get any money for this either. :)

    Posted by: Brian Floyd | Jun 17, 2013 9:39:01 PM


  13. Attempting to shoot the Messenger, "Ernie," because you don't like the Message that Obama betrayed us before the Supremes in the Prop H8TE case does not change the fact that he did.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Jun 18, 2013 2:16:21 AM


  14. @Michael: Your credibility as a messenger would be greater if your irrational personal animosity towards the President weren't so obvious in every hyperbolic post you make.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 18, 2013 10:33:52 AM


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