commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: His Wife Wants Him Hard But Hates the Boner Pills That Get Him Hard
Can't address the asshole wife, but I have a hot money saving tip....
Cialis is super expensive, and viagra (Sildenafil) until recently was even more expensive. But Sildenafil just became available as a generic, and it is cheeeeeeep now. Viagra doesn't work for everyone, but perhaps the LW should ask his doc for a prescription to generic Sildenafil. I recall it being something like 5% of the cost that it used to be. Cheap boners for everyone!
commented on Can Someone Remind Bernie Sanders That Abortion is an Economic Issue?
I am a passionate supporter of a woman's right to choose, and Heath Mello is wrong on this issue. However, I think the left shoots itself in the foot by having litmus tests. If a candidate is, on the whole, supportive of a progressive/lefty agenda, they should be welcome in the democratic party, and should have our support. If we had a congress full of lawmakers that were right on almost all the issues, but some wrong-headed positions were scattered amongst them, we'd be in a lot better shape than we currently are.
Too often progressives demand perfect compliance with the lefty agenda. When we attack those imperfect politicians, we do ourselves a disservice, depriving ourselves of potentially strong candidates, and causing others to operate in a defensive crouch at all times. It hurts our broader political prospects.
Oct 31, 2016
commented on Homelessness Is a Growing Problem For People, Not For Cars
@4 That doesn't ring true to me. I build wood furniture and restore antique motorcycles. Up to now, I've been borrowing and renting space in various friends' (wait for it) garages. I'm really interested in a project space, and am looking into to adding a workshop to our house. If we go forward with the project, It will almost certainly be added to our house as a "garage". A garage offers roll-in bike storage, easy loading and unloading of project materials, and adds more value to house resale than a "utility room". It just happens that garages make great project rooms.
I'm not claiming desire for project space is behind the boom, I'm sure that many people are actually storing cars, but at the same time, garages are such ideal do-it-all project spaces, that may account for some of it.
Sep 28, 2016
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Too Good To Be True
The club I've been to with my wife had a waiting list for vetted men, and would allow just enough of them in to balance any single women who showed up. Once inside, the men were allowed to mingle in the "public" areas, but we're not allowed into the "play" areas unless they were escorted by a woman.
Sep 19, 2016
commented on Hate Read This Seattle Times Story About the Struggle of Two Upper Middle Class People in the Suburbs
Thank you @11. It's possible to care about about homeless and poor people, and simultaneously care about people who have more (a lot more) but still struggle some because of the insane way our country deals with childcare and education expenses. The author of this post is really being pretty small-minded and has an unhelpful "us vs them" zero sum kind of attitude.
I grew up poor, but I got great financial aid in the form of grants and generous loans. I'm really grateful. It allowed me to move into a whole different income bracket, and now I make good money. Good enough that I can't expect any help with my two children's education expenses. So we are saving, and let me tell you, paying for childcare and saving for college is a giant expense, even for people who make pretty good money. I don't feel sorry for myself a bit, but it simply isn't true that once you move from making $30K to say $100K, you can just start living like a king. Even keeping a fairly modest life-style, taxes, education, and childcare expenses eat up the lion's share of the that extra cash.