Dec 26, 2012
commented on Gun Owners Outraged at Being Identified as Gun Owners
Those aren't the addresses of gun owners; those are the addresses of people who have a permit to carry a handgun.
Yes, there's likely going to be a fair bit overlap between those two lists but they're not the same thing. What about the people who only have rifles or shotguns? Or the people who have guns but don't have permits for pistols?
I've noticed that the staff of The Stranger and the Slog comment community keeps caricaturing gun owners as all being like the NRA. There are over 90 million gun owners in the US and less than 5% of them are NRA members and I expect that number to go down with the way the NRA has been behaving recently.
I don't own any guns myself but it bothers me how unfairly you're talking about those who are. You're building up a strawman here when you talk about the average gun owner.
Nov 6, 2012
commented on I Just Encountered a Non-Voter
Or, you can come the Washington United for Marriage Action Center (517 E Pike) to canvas. You can also make calls to voters who haven't gotten their ballots in by going to the Washington Bus (1100 E Union St #1E) or to the first floor of The Westin downtown.
Obama is very likely to win but we can't say the same for approving Ref. 74. We can use every bit of help we can get!
Oct 4, 2012
commented on Feminism and Republicanism Aren't Mutually Exclusive
Thank you for being willing to venture into the lion's den to talk with Slog readers. I wouldn't have expected that and I appreciate it.
I want to believe you when you say you're a feminist but it just doesn't ring true for me. As a woman, I'm just baffled as to how anyone can think it's their place to tell me what I am and am not allowed to do with my body. You wouldn't want a pimp to control what one of your daughters could and couldn't do, so why would you want let the government take away her sovereignty over herself?
And if you really care about Washington families, protect all of them, not just the ones formed by opposite-sex couples. Please, protect and fight for the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples in Washington. Families of same-sex couples need you to fight for them too.
Sep 28, 2012
commented on A Call to Straight People
There are five weeks left before the election. If you volunteer just once a week, that's just five nights you'd be giving up to help make history.
We've lost this battle 32 TIMES because the opposition keeps feeding people lies and fear. The only way to combat that is just talking to people. Most people who would vote to against ref. 74 not bad people, they're just very misinformed. When we talk to them at the phone banks, you'd be amazed how many people come around. Usually, all it takes is a story about a real couple that a volunteer knows. That and the assurance that no church will be forced to perform same-sex marriages.
But there are so many people to talk to! We desperately need more people to step up! Please, consider giving just one night a week to the cause. Phone banks are held M-Th and on Sundays and they're located all over the place so you wouldn't have to go far to get to one.
Jul 19, 2012
commented on Know Your Monsters: Nancy Grace
Why does this have to start with calling her a "hawk-faced harpy"? Seriously, WTF? You don't like someone, criticize their actions. Don't use that same bullshit tactic that conservatives use to shut women up by mocking her appearance.