Theodore Gorath
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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Jul 21 Theodore Gorath commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
A lot of inexplicable hatred for a political party that is just operating as a political party, not harming, or attempting to harm anyone. And don't bring up Nader, if you still think Bush won due to Nader at this point, you are just an idiot.

I see people bemoaning the two party system all the time, yet they fight so ferociously to demean and degrade any party that attempts to edge themselves into some sort of power.
Jul 21 Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: KIRO and Seattle Times Stunned by the Success of Link, Ted Cruz Self-Endorsed as the President of Haters USA.
@12: I am surprised it took about six different sources before I found a reputably sourced one which actually claimed three shots were fired (although it as Fox News, YMMV). Most are just reporting as if only the one that hit him was fired, I stand corrected.
Jul 21 Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: KIRO and Seattle Times Stunned by the Success of Link, Ted Cruz Self-Endorsed as the President of Haters USA.
At least the cop was honest. He probably has no idea why he shot the guy, like it was an accident or a fear reflex or something. The fact that only one shot was fired kind of suggests the cop realized he should not have fired or that it was an accident when he pulled the trigger.

At least the ending to the confrontation was as happy as it could have been considering the fact that a gun was fired.
Jul 21 Theodore Gorath commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Different Day, Different Couple, Same Issues, Same Advice.
@19: Don't get me wrong, I understand why domestic abuse victims feel trapped, or people with kids may feel they can't just leave, and people undergoing things like that.

What baffles me is people who just refuse to leave garden variety assholes who makes every social/relationship interaction into such an exhausting maze. These people are not trapped or threatened, they just refuse to stop attaching themselves to controlling, immature, self-centered assholes.

Maybe I just don't understand because I have never had a problem with being alone, but some of the relationships these people force into existence just seem so draining and damaging. Just leave! Being alone is better than being with a dickish child in an adult's body.
Jul 21 Theodore Gorath commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Different Day, Different Couple, Same Issues, Same Advice.
I would so much rather just beat off the rest of my life than engage in some of the relationships I see in Savage Love letters. No sex is worth these headaches.

Is it that so many people just have low self esteem that they are willing to put up with such abuse and immature garbage? Is it widespread co-dependencies?

Jul 21 Theodore Gorath commented on Ted Cruz Just Spoke at the RNC without Endorsing Donald Trump.
Ok Lord Basil, I am putting it on a tee for you, #15 is all yours, if you want it bad enough!
Jul 20 Theodore Gorath commented on What Rambo Might Tell Us About the Recent Cop Killings.
I don't remember Rambo being heroic until they sent him off to fight the Soviets or whatever.

He came off as unhinged, confused, abused, and kind of pathetic in the first one.
Jul 19 Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: RNC EDITION! Washington's #NeverTrump Insurrection Failed on the Convention Floor.
Office cafeteria had Fox News on, and to their credit, they played the most egregious examples of the plagiarism right alongside each other, and it was hilarious how much of an exact rip-off those sections were.

@10: Allowing comments would risk people expressing unacceptable positions, or inconvenient facts.

If anyone wants to read a pretty eye-opening book about South Central homicide detectives, I would recommend The Killing Season: A Summer Inside an LAPD Homicide Division by Miles Corwin.

The focus is not racial issues, but written in the wake of the Rodney King verdict, and by following an experienced white male detective and his new black female partner, race and gender issues kind of frame the entire text.

It is an informative read, but likely not nearly as "wonky" or speculative as the book Graves talks at us about, and disallows us from discussing.
Jul 19 Theodore Gorath commented on "Hillary's Gonna Kill Us All".
Agree with #3, and #5. I am sure it makes you feel better about yourself to poke fun at nobodies from your privileged position as a reporter with a voice, but it makes you seem childish and insecure.

This is just an adult version of making fun of the fat kid in gym class or the slow kid in math class. It is uninformative hackish dreck at best.