May 28, 2016
commented on Do You Still Trust Hillary Clinton?
I trust Hillary about as much as I trust any national politician. She's human, and makes mistakes, and has trouble admitting them. I'm sure its even harder to admit mistakes when everyone looks at all the times she changes her mind or policy as being inconsistent, instead of being a reasoning individual who changes position based on new information.
Sure, she's ambitious, but at least her ambition centers on public service and not merely maxing her pay as a corporate CEO.
Could we find someone better to be president? Probably, but good luck convincing them to run. (I voted for Bernie, but I'm still not convinced Bernie would be a *better* president. I sometimes think he'd be worse. Hard to say).
Feb 10, 2016
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Using "Crazy" Like That Is So Gay, Dan, And Pretty Lame
I dunno. As someone with several mental health disorders, I've never felt I was "crazy". Nor have I felt that "crazy" meant me. I mean, I've always been very aware of my mental health issues, and try to be aware when they are influencing me, and apologize and explain afterwards. I function. I'm upfront about it. I work on myself. In my experience, people who act "crazy" are undiagnosed and in denial about it.
Feb 8, 2016
commented on We Need a Ruling On the Snickers Superbowl Ad
The only problem I really have with this commercial is they put a good-looking man in a hot dress and expected us to laugh at him. I mean seriously, did you see those legs? Rawr.
I guess I also found it kinda weird that he ate a snickers bar and changed from a strong, assertive personality to a passive, simpering flake. I think I'm gonna stay away from those things.
Oct 6, 2015
commented on I Saw Ridley Scott's The Martian Last Night and Loved It (Except For One Thing)
Dan, I agreed with you completely until I realized you weren't talking about the "Council of Elrond" scene. How was is that all those men in the room knew who Elrond was, but not the one woman? A woman working for NASA, surrounded by scientists and geeks and nerds who have all read or at least watched the Lord of the Rings, and somehow she has never even watched the movies. Completely "old boys club", with a dig on why girls don't belong.
The clicking of the pen didn't even register for me.
Jul 22, 2015
commented on Teenagers Having Less Sex, Popping More Morning-After Pills
@8 and @10, My experiences with Plan B were decidedly unpleasant: two-three days of cramping, mood-swings and nausea like the worst PMS ever experienced, followed by crazy irregular periods for several months.
Of course, hormonal birth-control has always been unpleasant for me, so possibly I'm unusually sensitive for some reason. Certainly the side effects of Plan B were better than getting pregnant. Possibly they were better than dealing with the side effects of being on birth control in the first place? In the end, the experience made me opt for an IUD which has been awesome.
Feb 18, 2015
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Eat and Run
nocutename, I think the mentorship idea isn't a bad one, especially if the LW is bored enough that he doesn't want even a FWB arrangement anymore.
However, I don't think there is any harm in the gentle honesty Dan recommended. I wouldn't suggest calling the kid "boring"; honest or not that's just cruel. However, "I like the blowjobs, but I need us to became the "friends" part of this friends with benefits arrangement if we want to continue" is gentle, friendly, and honest.
If the 18-year-old wants to say something horrible after that, I think the LW will be able to handle it.