Dec 8 Dougsf commented on Just So We're Clear, Ohio, Banning Abortion at Six Weeks is Effectively Banning Abortion Completely.
It shouldn't surprise anyone these assholes have no interest in science, but if I can be pedantic for a second—I'm not sure "heartbeat" means what they think it means.

"British researchers analyzed scans of the hearts of healthy fetuses in the womb and found that the heart has four clearly defined chambers in the eighth week of pregnancy, but does not have fully organized muscle tissue until the 20th week."
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/a…
Dec 7 Dougsf commented on I, Anonymous.
@8 Obama won states Clinton lost, but (with a 20-year low eligible turnout at 55%) is it safe to assume those are the same voters?
Dec 7 Dougsf commented on Bands I Pretended to Like for Boys. Part Two: The Doors.
I have almost the exact same story but the Smiths.

@2 That is terrible and classic and amazing all at once.
Dec 7 Dougsf commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: This Boy Or That Boy And Other False Choices.
@21 - I'm with you. Some people are terrified of being single, like being in a relationship is the default. I don't know if they're wired that way or conditioned that way or what.
Dec 6 Dougsf commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: This Boy Or That Boy And Other False Choices.
Been in nearly the same boat @1. I think LW should walk, but don't run to your ex. Just be single, date, be whatever "normal" version of yourself makes you happy for a while. I wouldn't be surprised if his partner is relieved once it's over as well.

Two things jumped out at me though:

"My ex... He bails on people when they get too close—really classic defensive stuff."

Maybe, or maybe he just isn't interested in a serious relationship with the people he's been dating. I think that's called... dating. LW will have more insight than me, but it sounds like LW could be the defensive one here. Coupled with—

"Don't you just pick someone and love them?"

Long term relationships sure can be work, but I certainly wouldn't frame them that way. Might be a good time for either some solo, self-examination. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
Dec 6 Dougsf commented on I, Anonymous.
@3 - We got our Il Duce before we got our chooche.
Dec 6 Dougsf commented on May Fiona Apple's "Trump's Nuts" Become the Holiday Classic It Deserves to Be.
I should probably save this for when Donald tweets that she's a "loser" and remind him she's had 4 albums break Billboard's top 20, while he's never come close to top 20 American real estate tycoons (Forbes ranks his peak at 36th place).
Dec 5 Dougsf commented on The Morning News: Housing Crisis Helped Cause Deadly Fire in Oakland, Studios Still Affordable in Tacoma, Video of Women March.
@33 - Nobody put words in your mouth. You made your point and then restated it above. I don't know what you're trying to win here. People died. Friends are in mourning. Your point is "what about personal responsibility?" Who's responsibility, the dead? What's the point in sharing that? You seem intelligent and, unlike myself, can put sentences together well—but take a step back and look at what you're saying. You can reply to "win" or whatever it is you want from this, but think about it.
Dec 5 Dougsf commented on Fake Facebook News Could Have Caused a Mass Shooting.
@16- I hope so. If I'm posting about law, I'm probably just describing the world I'd hoped to live in, no one where I understand the legal details of. Or something.
Dec 5 Dougsf commented on The Morning News: Housing Crisis Helped Cause Deadly Fire in Oakland, Studios Still Affordable in Tacoma, Video of Women March.
@30 I see, your point is that the dead are at fault. That's a nice point to make. Do you think these people all recognized those dangers? An accident of this magnitude is preventable, but if you've never participated in something high risk but low probability, you've either not lived much of a life, or your spotless record of careful calculation has truly earned your right to put all empathy aside and refer to 33 adults who lost their lives as "mentally disabled."