commented on Usually When I'm Sent a Photoshopped Image of a Gun Pointed At Me...
Dan, on behalf of your many bi fans (I speak for all of them; we took a vote): even though many of us still roll our eyes kinda hard when you bring the subject up, and even though you have (more in the past than recently) been a bit of a dick on the issue, you've done nothing to deserve this level of bullshit, and whatever overexcited college kid thought this was a good idea needs to go sit in the corner for a few years.
For fuck's sake, etc.
commented on Portland Voters Are Stoopid
Speaking of stupid, how on earth are we 80+ comments into this thread without Sgt Doom showing up to drool all over himself? Must be sleeping one off in pioneer square again.
(Although I note, sadly, that Spindles seems to have crawled out from whatever hole he'd been hiding in for the occasion.)
commented on Oregon Woman Raped by Ex (but at Least Her Property Taxes Are the Lowest in the State!)
The irony here is that the rural and exurban communities that are constantly held up by the conservative movement as the sole repositories of civic virtue and the "real" America are basically untenable without constant transfers of weath from the urban core to the suburbs via the leviathan of the state.
Cities, real cities, happened neither by accident nor by the machinations of Lucifer: they happened because in the 19th century if you did not want to be a farmer or one of a very small number of small-town shop owners, you needed a place with the economies of scale necessary to support entrepreneurial labor. (Much of which was awful and exploitative, but that's another story.)
It's an ouroborous of irony: the most successful left-populist government in the history of the USA ended up creating, by policy, the very suburbs and propped-up agricultural communities from which would emerge the great turn rightward in the 80s and 90s. And now the culminating action of that right-populist movement is to kick the legs out from under the precise communities from where their support is drawn.