Urgutha Forka
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3:12 PM yesterday Urgutha Forka commented on Putin Is Not Outsmarting Clinton, But Clinton Is Outsmarting Trump.
I think part of the reason so many politicians appear so scripted and rehearsed is because that's the way to avoid those traps. Hillary gets asked a question about something she's weak on and she pivots to a rehearsed talking point about something she's strong on. People call it robotic and unemotional and deceptive and whatever, but it's better than trying to address a weak issue and only making yourself appear more weak.

When you get hit with something you're weak on, the best thing to do is acknowledge it as briefly as possible and then shift to a strength. If you go on and on about the weakness, that's what everyone will remember. If you shift to a strength, that's what everyone will remember.

Trump is incapable of doing that. He dwells on his weaknesses, assuming people will change their minds if he tries to reason his way out of them. That's the trap. They won't change their minds, they'll just have a stronger memory for those weakness.
Oct 18 Urgutha Forka commented on The Strange Phenomenon of Women Who Vote Trump.
I know one Trump supporter who's female. Mainly it's just that she supports the republicans, period, and not Trump personally.

Here's her reasons: She has two little girls (she's a single mom) and the Republican party makes her feel like her kids are safer (because they'll be tough on terrorists and on crime) and she'll be able to send her kids to schools of her choosing instead of the nearest public school because repubs are in favor of that.

Sad thing is, she used to be super liberal. As soon as she had kids and moved to the suburbs though, she doesn't give a shit about anyone or anything other than her two girls. Anything to give them whatever she wants them to have, that's all that matters to her anymore.
Oct 17 Urgutha Forka commented on John Oliver Shreds Third Party Candidates Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Joe Exotic.
Cthulhu 2016
Why Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?
Oct 17 Urgutha Forka commented on The Morning News: A Not-So-Historic Storm, Seattle Times Endorses Raising State Minimum Wage.
RE: Reproductive rights/women's rights CSB...

When I was living in Long Island in NY, my girlfriend at the time wanted to get non-hormonal birth control because she had bad reactions to hormonal stuff. We went to Planned Parenthood and asked about IUDs and the doctor flat out refused to give her one. She said they only gave IUDs to women who'd already had children because there was a slight risk that the device could pierce the uterus and that could potentially render the patient sterile and she was positive that my girlfriend would eventually want kids, regardless of anything we said (though my gf DID eventually want kids so it wasn't like we were asking for sterilization and the doc was refusing that). When we asked about other possible non-hormonal methods, the doctor just kept trying to push different hormone ones... "what about this pill? what about this one? what about the nuvaring? what about depo-provera?" We were like, no, no, no... don't you have ANY other non-hormone birth control? The doc finally just said our only option was condoms. We were like, thanks for nothing.

That was about 12 years ago. Hopefully things have improved since then.
Oct 13 Urgutha Forka commented on Rush Limbaugh Takes a Stand Against Consensual Sex.
My opinion of Rush Limbogh remains unchanged.
Oct 13 Urgutha Forka commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Stop Humping The Bed.
Of course not. You could offer to pay me to come to your house and cook you a gourmet dinner. And I could turn you down.

Exactly the same thing with porn actors and prostitutes. Prostitutes can turn down customers if they want. As can porn actors obviously.

Yes yes yes... I know they're different professions. It irks me that they essentially do the exact same job, but one is treated as a criminal and the other is not. Laws are supposed to be crystal clear, and the law against prostitution (in the U.S.) is anything but.
Oct 13 Urgutha Forka commented on The Morning News: Former Miss Washington Claims Trump Grabbed Her Ass, A Storm to Remember Is Coming Our Way.
The car manufacturer's ultimate goal is probably to have cars that never stop moving. Driver-less cars that just drive around by themselves with no passengers, going nowhere for no reason.
Oct 12 Urgutha Forka commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Stop Humping The Bed.
How is calling porn actors prostitutes dehumanizing and misogynistic?

Some porn actors have sex with (selected) strangers, not other porn actors (though I suppose the moment it's filmed, the stranger also becomes a porn actor). Some prostitutes only have sex with people they know and trust, who are well vetted. So that's not a real distinction between the two.

It seems to me that the one and only difference is that porn actors appear on film and prostitutes don't. Period.

Oh, and that it's legal to fuck for money as long as it's filmed and distributed, but if it's not, then it's illegal, for some inane reason.
Oct 12 Urgutha Forka commented on I'd Rather Jump Out the Window Than Celebrate 25 Years of The Stranger with This Issue.
Every party needs a pooper that's why we invited you, party pooper, Dan Savage! ;)