commented on Two Openly Gay Candidates Are Running For Office Up In Anchorage—Or Is It Three? (UPDATE: It's Three.)
Oh, I know all that. Comments here are mostly rhetorical... preaching to the converted, if you will.
I do think it's funny that Fogle repeatedly talks about how he's not a single-issues guy and doesn't want people to support him merely because he's gay. At the same time, there are millions of people who might actually support some of the republican party's ideas (I support some of them) if only they weren't so horrid and noxious in other areas.
I like the idea of smaller government, but I will NEVER vote republican because of everything else they stand for. I'll accept a more bloated, intrusive government in exchange for realistic social support programs, equal rights, less war, etc.
We really need to get rid of the "winner-take-all" voting system in this country that forces us to have only two viable political parties. If we could switch to ranked voting, maybe some of these third and fourth and fifth parties could actually make some headway.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: She Needs Help! NOW!
@2 makes a really good point, there's a huge red flag that nobody's mentioned yet.
NOW wrote: "I'm talking serious depression. Suicidal, overwhelming-thoughts-depression."
Yeah she should dump this guy, but she should also get herself in therapy (if she isn't already) and go early and often. Breaking up with him may make her feel better, but it also may make her feel worse.
Call your therapist NOW, like, maybe right now. And don't harm yourself.
commented on Required Viewing: Elizabeth Warren Rips GOP
The republicans blatantly rigged the system through gerrymandering and disenfranchisement of the poor and minorities (e.g., anyone likely to vote democrat), then when they got control of power from doing so, they cemented those shady policies in place.
The democrats complained about the above but never actually took the republicans to task.
And now that's where we're at today. How are the democrats supposed to fix that with the republicans fully in control of the fraudulent apparatus they created to put themselves in power?
Shit, the majority of Americans DON'T WANT republican policies in place... even the majority of VOTING Americans don't want them, and yet, there they are.