Jan 21 smade commented on Live from the Seattle Womxn's March!.
@14 The alternative is to ease the racists and sexists to their fainting couch and reassure them with a gentle "there, there". And we're not going to do that. If the mom in Ohio is voting Republican because she doesn't think minorities and women are getting a shitty deal in this country, well, we're going to keep up with our messaging because they are getting a shitty deal and eventually she'll realize it. If she already knows that and is voting Republican anyway because she thinks minorities are just a bunch of whiny babies (even though she doesn't really know any personally) then she's one of the deplorables and deserves the shaming. If she has some goodness and humanity in her, she'll come around. Lots and lots of people have, especially in the past decade. If she doesn't have any goodness in her, then that sucks, but placating her isn't going to make her life or anyone else's any better.
Jan 21 smade commented on Live from the Seattle Womxn's March!.
@10 Troll. Did I spell that right?
Jan 20 smade commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: We're Not Moving To Canada (Yet).
If we all moved to Canada, the scumbags who remained would have free rein to pursue the ideas found in the darkest corners of their brain. And before long, one of those ideas would be to invade Canada and monetize all that delicious fresh water they have up there. The only thing keeping Trump and his worshipers from sending cruise missiles in all directions is us. I'm staying.
Jan 6 smade commented on Five People Killed in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting.
To quote a commenter on another news site: "Are the guns ok?"
Dec 1, 2016 smade commented on Muslim UW Student Who Was Attacked Wonders: "Why? Was It Because of My Hijab?”.
@7 Violence committed for religious reasons, regardless of who is doing it and why, is even dumber than all the other dumb reasons for committing violence. No religion is any better than any other in this regard. If God made you hurt someone or ostracize someone or dehumanize someone or take away their basic rights then that's not God. That's the devil. Own it. That's who you're worshiping.
Nov 23, 2016 smade commented on Hillary Clinton Now Leading Donald Trump By More Than Two Million Votes.
He's not saying he could have won California, he's saying he could have won more voters there per rally or per dollar spent, but that it was pointless to go there because the state was lost. And he's right. Don't get caught up in the magical thinking that it's all about the way the electoral process is structured. Maybe it matters, but it might not and Democrats need to accept the fact that we need to work harder and smarter to convince voters that we really are the better choice. We are the better choice but there's a whole lot of bullshit we have to fight through to make our case effectively. God knows how many more votes he could have cadged off fools in places like Orange County.
Nov 17, 2016 smade commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
Fellow Clinton voters, we lost. What we did this time didn't work, it's time to try something different. Bernie supporters, you lost. What you did this time didn't work, it's time to try something different. Socialists, you lost. What you did this time didn't work, it's time to try something different. Misanthropists, you won. You hate humanity, by definition, so you think we got no less than what we deserve. But that's no reason to listen to what you have to say, or even to acknowledge your existence. A misanthropist is nothing more than a racist who hates white people just as much as they hate people of every other color. Even Trump is better than that.
Nov 17, 2016 smade commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
Audacity, ideology, and misanthropy are no substitute for smarts. That much, at least, is evident. It's hard to think clearly when one is so busy posing, it would seem.
Sep 20, 2016 smade commented on EOD: That Antikythera Shipwreck Everyone's Talking About? It Also Carried the First Known Computer.
The ancient Greeks would have invented it a lot faster if they had Lego sets that weren't either Star Wars or Minecraft.
Sep 17, 2016 smade commented on In Seattle Visit, Libertarian Gary Johnson Outlines His Vision: "It's Gonna be Uber Everything".
History provides us with a perfectly good example of libertarian unregulated market economics. It's called Victorian England and if ever there was a golden age of humanity, that was it. I can't understand why we all didn't adopt that model in perpetuity. If a man can't be free to work 6 days, 12 hours a day in a coal mine for a crust of adulterated bread and a little rancid bacon fat, then we all ought to just pack it in, I say.