Feb 20 blip commented on Milo Yiannopoulos Gets Dropped from CPAC.
@22, They would have said the same thing if Berkeley didn't allow him to speak in the first place. Their argument is a deliberate misrepresentation of what free speech means.

@21, If "outrage culture " were strictly a left-wing phenomenon, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, and the entire Fox News prime time lineup wouldn't have careers. Hell, Trump's entire campaign and presidency have been a constant stream of indignant finger-wagging and self-victimhood. You just don't notice / care because from your perspective their outrage is righteous and conservative victimhood is real.
Feb 20 blip commented on Milo Yiannopoulos Gets Dropped from CPAC.
It's almost like the constitution doesn't guarantee anyone the right to a platform or an audience, who knew. Maybe we can shut up about how "the left" is afraid of "free speech" now.
Feb 20 blip commented on Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
@30, It's true, and it's not controversial, only trans people are disproportionately "involved" in sex crimes as victims, not perpetrators.

https://www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/sexual_nu…

Milo is a terrible, terrible person.
Feb 20 blip commented on Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
He doesn't give a single shit about women's safety.

Apparently conventionality attractive female nazi sympathizers like Ann Coulter have become passé, so now self-hating queers are the next demographic in line to normalize christian white supremacy (that's the opposite of progress btw, @11). During the 1 on 1, Bill Maher was completely disarmed by his being an "impish British fag," as though it magically absolves the racism, misogyny and transphobia. Every apologist for his bigotry plays the gay card, as though gay people can't possibly hate women or minorities or trans people. It's a distraction to soften the edges of their hateful, oppressive beliefs.
Feb 17 blip commented on The Morning News: Trump is the Ebola of Politics, GOP State Senator Dinosaur Rossi Wants Darkness to Fall on Light Rail.
@13, I don't know, *did* Obama mobilized thousands of national guard troops round up undocumented immigrants in door-to-door raids? Way to leave us on the edge of ours seats here, asking a highly suggestive and imminently answerable question only to leave it unanswered like that! Do we have to subscribe to your newsletter to get the rest of the story? If so sign me up! I'm just dying to find out how this ends.
Feb 16 blip commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
She might not be a crony. She could just be a hapless tool who actually believes her own dim-witted propaganda about Clinton being a bigger threat to global security than Trump. It's entirely possible she actually thinks she's hot shit and is too thick to know she's being played.
Feb 15 blip commented on Obamacare and Why Socialism Is Good For Business.
It's cheaper to give people the care they need early on rather than waiting until it's a crisis and going to the ER, or worse, sending people without health insurance to the ER for primary care as we have done in the past (and I assume we will continue to do as long as EMTALA is in place). ER care is very expensive, preventative care less so. Those costs all get passed on to everyone regardless of where the care is delivered, either through higher premiums or taxpayer-funded reimbursements to hospitals. Everyone chipping in to a pool makes health care more effective, both in terms of cost and outcome.

If you take issue with the pre-existing conditions clause I encourage you to watch what happens to it with Obamacare’s 'repeal' or 'replace' or 'repair' or whatever republicans are calling their non-existing plan to today (hint: nothing. Nothing will happen to it because it is essential for our health care system to properly function). The fact that they've spent 8 years talking about repeal being their top priority, and then immediately kicked the can down the road 2 years should be your first clue, were you capable of getting one.

Anyway this is all way over your head but that's your problem not mine. Carry on.
More...
Feb 15 blip commented on Obamacare and Why Socialism Is Good For Business.
@19, Every time you say something you demonstrate your ignorance. The pre-existing conditions clause does not somehow change the definition of insurance (/inˈSHo͝orəns/ noun: a practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a premium), it just a provision that, along with the individual mandate, makes health coverage an option for people who need it the most, and drives down the cost of health care substantially for everyone else in the process. Again, this basic and important stuff, you should consider learning something about it sometime.
Feb 15 blip commented on The Morning News: What We Know about the Arrest of a Seattle "Dreamer," More Late-Night Bus Service Coming.
@10, As long as Seattle is located in the state of Washington it will never be a progressive mecca, but that is beside the point. Shelters are a great idea, but if you place any restrictions on entry you will still leave people on the street, and many of those will be the ones who need the most help. And while telling them to 'try another city' might be an option in the fantasy totalitarian state Republicans want, in a free society / the reality we currently live in, you cannot make it a crime for American citizens to exist in public space. You will just end up wasting tons of money and resources pushing people from one place to another.

But the main thing standing in the way of all this are the countless Americans who share your concern for taxes and welfare, who would simply not stand for their hard-earned dollars being spent on the well-being of people in need. We have the wealth and resources to care for everyone in this country but we lack the political will and, frankly, the morality to do it.
Feb 15 blip commented on Obamacare and Why Socialism Is Good For Business.
@13, lol ok. Insurance is the socialization of risk. We pool our resources and re-distribute the costs in an egalitarian manner so people are not financially destroyed by catastrophe. Obamacare is a law that requires everyone to carry coverage and bars providers from turning anyone away. Rates that are set based on probabilities do not result in restricted coverage. An 18 year old male with three accidents and 2 DWI convictions may pay a higher rate for auto insurance than a grandmother who has never had an accident but grandma will still be covered in vast excess of what she's paid into the pool if she gets into a major car accident just as the 18 year old would because that is how insurance works. This is all fairly simple stuff and it is relevant to every living person. You should read up on it sometime.