commented on ST3 Supporters to Reuven Carlyle: We Can Fund Education and Transit
Carlyle is a rational politician, but you don't include his specific defense of his stance. I don't know what that is, but Reuven's never been one to lunge without working things through. In fact mostly you just reprint the most polemic sound bites from opposing Twitter. Nice "journalism."
commented on Savage Love
Jesus Christ who gives a magical flying horse fuck about the semantics of unicorn? Somewhere a 9 yesr old girl with rainbow stickers all over her bedroom is going nuh uh YOU'RE using unicorn wrong. Language is squishy. Your stalky commitment dragging up Savage's years old past uses though is solidly creepy.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Just Say No
Sounds like a dangerous way to become unconscious. How about instead he leaps out of a windowless van and reads to you from Charles Mudede on brutalist architecture?
I kid, Charles is awesome :)
commented on Dumbest Letter Ever
Writer of the original letter: should a person legally be free to hang this sign in the window of the only pharmacy for 300 miles: We Don't Serve Jews?
The problem here is that you're going to say yes. And then make a totally backward ignoramus argument that was shown to be a stupid and fundamentally un-American argument more than 50 years ago. The utterly basic concepts about civil rights that you don't understand and are asking to have explained to you were fully-tested in the courts and public discourse in the 1950's and 1960's, and are encoded in your beloved Constitution.
Think about that. You're arguing, if only in your own head, in a way as dated and out of wack as saying that 10 hours a day in a factory is the best thing for 6 year olds; or that women certainly shouldn't vote because, you know, they're not sane on their periods; or that smoking increases your athletic performance; or that a black person doesn't count as whole person.
It's exhausting dealing with people so out of touch with the basics of American civil society. So I say fuck it. If you're such an ignorant and/or lazy knuckle dragger that you can't reiterate for yourself the long-established, and perfectly-rational, and morally-correct, and quintessentially American, age-old arguments that businesses can't discriminate against minorities, then I'm sorry but fuck it, figure it out yourself. It's a waste of time to explain to people who by all accounts should know better that the earth rotates around the sun.
Do this instead - open a Wikipedia page about civil rights, read it, and then come back and articulate THE VERY BEST ARGUMENT FOR REQUIRING BUSINESSES TO NOT DISCRIMINATE. Put in a little mental-sweat equity. Then go ahead and attack those arguments - though you'll be on the wrong side it's not impossible to frame a semi-rational response.
But just straight up ignorance about the most basic aspects of American civil rights doesn't mean that in the 21st century people should be expected to hold your hand and explain these things in shadow puppets.
commented on Dallas: 11 Police Officers Shot, Four Dead, Three In Critical Condition
@23 nails it on the gun terminology sideshow. So many of them are one foot untreated on the spectrum fanboys. Say something technically wrong about guns and suddenly your opinion doesn't matter. Well fuck that. You don't need to be enlightened to the technical minutia to have a clear eyed understanding that that thing hanging from that guys side is a pig fucking abomination that should never, ever be legal anywhere except guarding the dungeon into which we should throw the entire board of directors of the NRA for conspiring in hundreds of thousands of murders.
And the guy wielding the gun is a total fucking piece of shit that makes me sorry that hell isn't real.