Mika Salakka

Mika Salakka


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12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Pet Licensing Enforcem... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great piece, and nice job investigating the issue. This kind of thing is pretty common for bureaucracies, where the right hand and the left are entirely unaware of what the other is doing. Here's hoping they will sort this out before they start fining people for not having licenses for their pets.

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Westboro Wins in Court... · 2 replies · +1 points

There's a certain amount of irony in the fact that these nutjobs stand next to soldiers' funerals with "Thank God for dead soldiers" signs and then defend their actions on the grounds of free speech. Whom do they think they can thank for that right in the first place?

Besides, I am not sure the concept of free speech is really a valid excuse here. When the Bill of Rights was written, they were probably more concerned about guaranteeing the public's right to criticize its political leadership and to partake in civil discourse, rather than protecting people's right to behave like assholes. Free speech isn't a carte blanc to pull all the stops between your brain and your mouth.

I just don't agree with your definition of a "generic public protest." The Tea Party shouting matches are public protests; standing next to the funeral procession of a private individual is not a generic public protest, it's a personal assault.

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - College Announces ‘G... · 0 replies · +1 points


12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Sheen Sets Condition f... · 2 replies · +1 points

Sheen talking about honoring agreements is kind of funny. I'm sure there's something in his contract about showing up to work.

As for HBO, the 'talks' might just be Sheen making a pitch that goes nowhere. Unless HBO is looking for their own version of Showtime's "Californication."

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Angry Mom Tries Sellin... · 0 replies · +1 points

Kids will be kids. Perhaps this mom should spend her money on therapy instead of toys.

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - CBS Shuts Down ‘Men... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's a wise decision to close up shop for the season. The man is out of control. He has but 1/10th of the talent his old man has, and a millionth of his grace.

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Legal Limits Drive Fig... · 0 replies · +1 points

This would be a great hit with the AARP, I'm sure. DMV's answer to the "death panels." Grandma can take the bus from now on if her digital dexterity doesn't have her flying across the iPad.

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Restaurant Pulls Billb... · 0 replies · +1 points

What's next - cracking jokes about 9/11? "Need a break from burning the midnight kerosene? Run - don't jump! - your way to Whataburger!"

Don't these companies hire professional copywriters? Haha, 900 bodies. Somebody wasn't using their brain.

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Wrestler Defaults to A... · 0 replies · +2 points

It seems ridiculous to me. I went to camp at 15 and participated in a mudwrestling contest, wrestling both boy and girl opponents; everybody wore bathing suits. There wasn't anything sexual to it. These kinds of problems are created by the parents' puritan attitudes. You can turn anything into a big deal by giving it enough unnecessary attention of the wrong kind.

However, if it's necessary to put a sexual spin on it: if I had a son, were he to squirm around sweating, spandex-clad, and his hands going all over the place, I'd prefer it were with a female.

12 years ago @ Patrick’s Place - Unclaimed Pizza Saves ... · 0 replies · +1 points

How ironic. On the other hand, at her age, you might as well eat whatever you want and smoke to your heart's content - what else is there to look forward to?