• boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    Sorry to hear this, but I certainly understand the decision. The show will lose a lot of personality with you leaving. Good luck in the new endeavors.

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    I disagree that cameras are only a band-aid. I agree that the real problem is much deeper and harder to confront than a mere lack of concrete evidence (such as in the Michael Brown) case, which the Garner case illustrates. And I agree that these problems can’t be overcome until our system starts to operate as though black lives matter.

    But…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 6 months ago

    Wilson didn’t have a taser because, apparently, they are optional for the Ferguson PD. I’ve even seen a suggestion that it would be a bad idea to use one under these circumstances where the officer is on his own, although I have no idea what best practices really would be.

    But I do think to the extent we can learn something from this, one move…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    Ditto.

    I recognize that he is identifying a lot of simple and obvious problems that people who visit this site are overly familiar and schooled in, so there is an element of, “Duh,” to the piece. But obviously, there are many people who simply don’t get it, especially in the CEO, business, and tech worlds. I thought the article indicated…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    Rebecca,

    I love the post, and the hoisting of one on his own petard (or whatever).

    But what do you have against the “guilty” people killed in witch hunts? I mean, they don’t really deserve to die for practicing witchcraft, and they can’t even really practice witchcraft because it doesn’t work. So, I think your title offensively excludes…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    I know the hypocrisy of these types is never terribly far below the surface, but I still think it warrants a special note that he organized and runs a group with the stated purpose of protecting “babies,” and yet, he is now engaged in an effort to prevent those babies he helped save from getting their free, nutritious meal when and where they need…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    Good post, Rebecca. My wife and I took the challenge, and while I had an initial resistance to the facebook-trend nature of it because I am too much of a curmudgeon at heart, the reality is that it made us give $50 to ALS (for the first time ever) and $50 to CureSearch (annual donors) that we simply would not have given at this time and to talk…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    Wow, I can’t find anything either. His apology isn’t even up on the blog, and I can’t find references to his conviction or sentence anywhere in the news or recent pages. I don’t think that is a very credible way to handle it.

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    Great post, Rebecca. I appreciate the time and effort required, and it has answered a lot of questions I was too lazy to pursue. I probably tend to err on the side of forgiveness and chalking something up to understanding too often, and yet, this doesn’t seem like a close case to me at all. I hope Brian returns to the word post-prison and can…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    I’m not sure it make a difference to you, but my assumption is that they are indicating they are aware that it will be offensive to Christians/religious folks, which it obviously would be (to most). My guess is that they were originally tone death to the idea that this was offensive in other ways. At least, I hope that is the case.

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    I appreciate this article because it gives me perspective that I honestly would have missed. It also disappoints me that, after looking at the pages from the book that are shown on the KS page, it appears that the same book could be titled: “God is a Neglectful Partner” or “God is a Shitty Boyfriend,” or something similar without needing to tone…[Read more]

  • boyofd posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    Really great job, Mindy. Extremely well translated. If I had a criticism, it would only be that it brought back terrible memories of Con Law discussions during law school. ­čÖé