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Jan 9 avast2006 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Snooper Boyfriend Keeps Snooping Through Passed Out Girlfriend's Phone.
I doubt the difference in his reaction to finding texts confirming a tryst versus actually walking in on one is going to make much difference in whether or how fast he DTMFA's her. That hair hardly seems worth splitting.

Taking his description at face value, my vote is on DTMFA.
Dec 30, 2016 avast2006 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Dispatched To (And a Dispatch From) the So-Called "Friend Zone".
Letter Writer, it's been years. Where in all of this is the conspicuously absent girlfriend, the one that you should have been involved with since long long ago, shortly after the first time you wrote Kathy out of your life?

For gods' sake, put down the torch and focus your attention on someone who hasn't been telling you the whole time that you are as firmly in the "Platonic Only" category as if your feet were encased in concrete.
Dec 15, 2016 avast2006 commented on Savage Love.
Maybe your white queer partners got through to at least a few of their relatives after all. In case you forgot, Hillary won the popular vote by an unprecedented margin. And yet the Republican won the office on technical grounds. What that fact should tell you is that Republicans understand the rules of the game, and you don't. While progressives have busied themselves with things like taking over college quads and declaring them "safe spaces" and forcibly ejecting the media, or plotting to mail thousands of dildos to the White House -- nah, there's nothing self-parodying about either of those examples, or about any of the letters this week -- what the Republican machinery has been doing is relentlessly effecting rule after rule to shut you people out of the electoral process entirely. Whether it's ID rules, Cross Check name cancellation, shameless levels of gerrymandering, or taking advantage of the fact that the small-state (read: rural, conservative state) advantage provided by the Electoral College has been allowed to metastasize, everything they are doing is geared towards making your vote as a progressive either impossible to cast, or to count for nothing.

And now, after getting your ass handed to you by the people who have learned exactly how to run rings around you with the rulebook, your response is to blame your allies for not being allied enough -- no, for their fucking RELATIVES not being allied enough -- and you want to shun them. Again, good luck winning, using divisiveness among your own ranks as your strategy. Republicans have figured out that dividing you up means that they win. Here you are, offering to do their job for them.

Dec 15, 2016 avast2006 commented on Savage Love.
Good luck shunning your way to an electoral majority.
Dec 9, 2016 avast2006 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Hand Jive.
While she says this: "our sex life now goes like this: intercourse for 5 minutes, 8 if I'm lucky" she also says this: "While he is incredibly giving sexually and makes sure I get off every time,"

So, Letter Writer, how exactly does that work? Are you saying that he gets you off every single time with a mere 5 - 8 minutes of intercourse? And nothing else?

If there is nothing else but the 5-8 minutes of dicking, then based purely on number of orgasms produced, the two of you are basically even. He gives you one, then you give him one. I'm assuming that one is all he gets per night. Are you feeling cheated because you used to get several, and now only get one? But he only ever gets one.

Going only on what you put in the letter, he can make you come in 5-8 minutes. How long does it take you to make him come with a handjob? Do you have to put in half an hour to make him come once, compared to the 5-8 minutes he spends on you? Maybe he should be willing to put in as much time on you as you spend on him.
Nov 14, 2016 avast2006 commented on This Moment: Richard Rorty Called It.
I'm not looking at moral fiber, I am looking at self-interest. Progressives seem to think they can get people to do their bidding by persuading them that they are intrinsically horrible people and need to redeem themselves. Then some other guy comes along and says, "Nah, you guys are okay. We're gonna take care of this." I'm not debating the correctness of whether whites are in fact privileged -- of course we are -- but which offer sounds more attractive to the average, emotionally-driven, self-interested primate? For gods' sake, offer a guy a good deal if you want him to buy it. How many pairs of shoes would you expect to sell by telling your prospective customer that he sucks but that buying your shoes will make him slightly less evil?

There's also the 49% of the eligible voting public who have given up and stayed home. Almost twice as many as either Repubs OR Dems. If those folks are not flocking to your camp, then your value proposition sucks.

The other big thing was that the public was clearly in the mood for an outsider to come in and clean house, and the Democrats spent the entire year putting on the Party Bosses' Choice Primary. The message was hammered over and over and over again, that Bernie couldn't possibly win, because Superdelegates. An Ipsos exit poll found that 68% of respondents agreed with the proposition that "traditional parties don't care about people like me." The Democratic Party spent an entire year doing an extremely public job of confirming that fear. And then they stand there trying to pick their jaw off the floor while the public goes wild over the guy who runs rings around his own party leaders.

Don't get me wrong, I am liberal myself. Registered Democrat for decades. I see the coming harm and and it terrifies me and breaks my heart. It just frustrates the hell out of me to see liberals fall on their faces for stupid reasons. If you can't beat a racist, sexist, xenophobic, tax evading, contractor cheating, know-nothing, billions-losing, multiple-bankruptcy, pussy-grabbing, child molester for president, how shit must your program be?

The Democratic party machinery got a stunning rebuke this year. Hopefully they are not too stupid and arrogant to reevaluate why they can't attract enough support to succeed. It would be smart to hand the entire upper echelon, starting with Debbie Wassermann Schultz, their walking papers.
Nov 13, 2016 avast2006 commented on This Moment: Richard Rorty Called It.
And before you jump down my throat as a Trump supporter, I voted Clinton.
Nov 13, 2016 avast2006 commented on This Moment: Richard Rorty Called It.
And then there's Bernie:

Bernie to EVERYONE in the 99%: "ALL of you people have been getting screwed over by the rich elite, and we are going to fix that." Democrats to Bernie: "Go away, you're not even a Democrat."

Is it even faintly dawning on Democrats just how hopeless they are at salesmanship?
Nov 13, 2016 avast2006 commented on This Moment: Richard Rorty Called It.
"Around the same time, they will realize that suburban white-collar workers -- themselves desperately afraid of being downsized -- are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else."

Suburban white-collar workers are generally pro-health-care, pro-Social-Security, pro-progressive-taxation (and higher brackets at the top), and pro-social-safety-net. The people who oppose all of the above are those who live in rural, low-density, low-salary areas. That, and the 1%. The quote is complete bullshit.

But it would be fair to say that Republicans have gotten their constituency to BELIEVE that about city folk. And frankly, radical progressives provide enough bullshit, self-parodying, rhetorical stupidity to confirm every teaspoonful of poison that the Hannitys of the world have been pouring in their ears of their listeners.

If you want to examine the reason white working class males deserted the Democratic Party this year, it's that progressive messaging relentlessly demonizes white males as inescapably compromised by their skin color and their Y chromosome, and everything that comes with it. Democrats/progressives made the fatal mistake of trying to treat the election as a social justice battleground, when they should have declared a temporary truce and concentrated on pulling in voters. Look at the fucking messaging.
Democrats to Blacks: "You people have gotten screwed over, and we are going to fix that."
Democrats to Women: "You people have gotten screwed over, and we are going to fix that."
Democrats to Latinx: "You people have gotten screwed over, and we are going to fix that."
Democrats to Muslims: "You people have gotten screwed over, and we are going to fix that."
Democrats to LGBTQ: "You people have gotten screwed over, and we are going to fix that."

Democrats to white males: "You people are structurally racist, structurally sexist, and have to start working harder to acknowledge how much better you have it than anyone else."

Trump to white males: "You people have been getting screwed over and Only I Can Fix That."

The fuck did you expect?
Nov 8, 2016 avast2006 commented on Can a Cake Have an Internal Monologue?.
"You want a piece of me? C'mon!! You wanna piece of me?!"