Prettybetsy
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Nov 24 Prettybetsy commented on How to Get Through Thanksgiving at Your Right-Wing Family's House.
@3 has got it right. If your family lacks the self-awareness to be embarrassed about their votes for Trump, save your Thanksgiving feast for your friends or the homeless. Save your precious time off to actually relax and go somewhere you like with people who aren't ignorant trash. Even if you do want to see them, take it from me, it's always better to visit at a lower-key time than major holidays.
Nov 16 Prettybetsy commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
Am I the only one who thinks we woke up in a new world on November 9th and none of this matters? Yes, I was a Bernie delegate to my state convention, no, I wouldn't swerve if I suddenly found Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the path of my car, yes, I voted for Hillary reluctantly in the end. That may have been the last free election we'll ever see.

The corporate, hawkish DLC's twenty-year run is over. Bernie has the highest profile in the Democratic party right now as we try to rebuild. All this score-settling makes us look ridiculous and wastes the energy we need to keep Trump from making America hate again.
Nov 15 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
@42 Backwater redneck hellscape towns don't have thousands of people to kill, although they're not free of their own little drug wars. Now, can you show me a major city where a trio of inbreds plotted a terrorist attack on an immigrant housing complex? Betcha can't!
Nov 14 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
@37 add "and the decline of manufacturing" to the end of the second sentence.
Nov 14 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
Add "and the decline of manufacturing" to the end of that second sentence.
Nov 14 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
Trump's talk about the hellish "inner cities" is a classic case of right-wing projection. It's old rural white folks who have been living for the most part in bombed-out hellscapes since the consolidation of agriculture. The only people who bother to talk to them are Fox News (the Walmart of journalism) and the rest of the right-wing mediascape, who have got them convinced that gender-neutral bathrooms are coming to drink their blood. More to the point, they've been bashing Hillary Clinton for thirty years, which is reason number 458 why Democrats were stupid to nominate her.
Nov 3 Prettybetsy commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Husband-To-Be's Porn Use Causes Ex-Christian Bride To Despair.
@14 Word. There may be some of this ethically-produced unicorn porn somewhere around, but I find it rarely to never, and I'm such a sap I actually still look sometimes. More to the point, the average porn consumer doesn't care about the ethics of his porn, and his sexual moves show it.

@20 Men I have encountered are mostly looking to relive the kind of shitty sex they have learned to like from porn. Even if I wanted to teach them, they're not really looking to learn. I'm not here to lock up anybody's pee-pee (no, really, put that thing away), but I've felt a lot better since I quit trying to get anything out of sex with these men.
Nov 2 Prettybetsy commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Husband-To-Be's Porn Use Causes Ex-Christian Bride To Despair.
I'm pretty sure I'm older than CRAP (that's what she said), and at some point I did learn to accept that my (abstract) man would have thoughts and fantasies that didn't involve me. But I do think the majority of straight men are ruined by porn the same way little kids' palates are spoiled by eating nothing but Doritos, Lucky Charms, and Burger King. 99% of porn is about ugly men assaulting airbrushed teenagers, and it's naive to think that doesn't change what the viewer wants. Most of the sex I've had with these porn-addled men is mostly me serving as a prop for some shitty canned fantasy. I've mostly quit having sex, and the longer I go the happier I am. I miss sex that doesn't suck, but the kind I can get from most men, thanks to porn, has nothing to offer me.

I don't know what this means for CRAP, but I am done hearing, heh, suck it up, ladies, we're basically all scum, now what are you gonna do, not have sex? I'm here to say I'm taking that challenge and it sucks a lot less than what came before.
Nov 2 Prettybetsy commented on Samantha Bee Makes a Compelling Argument That Donald Trump Can't Read.
I listened to an interview with Trump's ghostwriter. He said that Trump refused to write anything down or read drafts, he just had him come into his office and listen to his phone conversations and research based on that. That shows he either can't read and write or refuses to because he can pay people to do it for him. Hard to say which is worse.
Oct 27 Prettybetsy commented on Protesting Comcast and CenturyLink, Internet Users Get Stuck "Buffering" As They Approach City Hall.
If it'll happen anywhere it'll happen in Seattle.