commented on This Election Cycle, the Libertarian Party is on the Cutting Edge of Bonkers
Ah, the LP-USA. If you were unfamiliar with the institution you'd think that 2016 would be a bonanza year for them. After all, large numbers of registered republicans describe themselves as libertarian or libertarian-leaning, and the GOP nominee is an addled egomaniac with no more interest in curbing state power than he has in being married to a woman with visible wrinkles. All the LP-USA should have to do is nominate a legit-seeming candidate and they can carry off 15% of the vote without trying and teach the GOP a harsh lesson about ignoring their natural base at the local chamber of commerce...
...except that of course the LP-USA is a clown show. Has always been a clown show, and very much prefers being a clown show. Stripping beardo there is just the tip of the iceberg: go ask your local LP party chair what he (no need to worry about pronouns here: it's a dude) thinks about child abuse laws. Or child prostitution laws. Or private ownership of anti-tank rockets. Or private ownership of nuclear weapons.
Oh, and please note that beardo-thong man there has an enormous iron cross tattoo on one of his shoulders, so that's charming too.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Boyfriend Slow-Walking His Divorce
Good lord, IW. Your boyfriend already blew up his marriage, lost his job, did lord knows how much damage to his relationship with his kids, and moved to a new state to be with you. And now you're regularly picking fights with him because his divorce, which from your own account is doing nothing more to harm you than taking longer than you expected, isn't finalized yet?
You seem like a real prize.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Mated and Checkmated
#9 beat me to it, but I feel like it needs to be called out. If you decide that you want to have the baby, despite the adjacency to this clusterfuck?
GET A LAWYER
GET A LAWYER
GET A LAWYER NOW
Your boyfriend has already demonstrated that he's not acting in good faith and that he's very good at keeping his actual intentions and plans secret from you. You cannot trust that he will keep any verbal agreement he offers with regards to custody, visitation, and the involvement of his other two lovers. If despite all that you decide that you're keeping the pregnancy, lawyer the fuck up post haste: any deal you make with these idiots, you want in writing.
commented on Another Group of Neighbors Fighting an Apartment Building Because It's "Out of Scale"
@26: ah yes, Houston. Terrible, awful Houston. Stinky unzoned Houston with its average 2BR rental price that's 30% lower than Seattle's and median home sale price that's half of Seattle's.
God forbid Seattle lower itself to take lessons from a city in a red state that somehow managed to have a booming economy and population while remaining substantially more affordable than Seattle.
commented on So Why Are LGBT People Are Moving To Red States?
It's the housing, stupid.
I mean yes, obviously the fact that (non-trans, ahem) queer people are now (somewhat) less likely to be violently assaulted and/or murdered outside of a few core urban areas is a factor as well. But SF, Seattle, LA and NYC are currently all being turned into gated communities / museums for the benefit of anyone who bought property there 20-40 years ago, which means that anyone without a trust fund who wants to live in an historic "gayborhood" is shit outta luck. So, yeah, Louisville is pretty cheap...