5:01 PM yesterday
commented on Fondue Chain That Charges "Living Wage" Fee Donated to Anti-Minimum Wage Campaign
I think everyone is looking at this incorrectly.
You can't police people's motivations. They want to put a surcharge on the bill to be explicit about the need to raise prices? Who cares why they do it?
We need to Obamacare this thing.
That surcharge line? We need to emphasize that, not pop a neck vein over it. Those are our political and social values, in a nice neat summation.
Gladly pay that surcharge! Yeah, people are getting PAID! This is what we voted for, what we care about!
Tell everyone about the surcharge and don't give a fuck about why the restaurant owner put it on the bill. TURN THEM INTO PROGRESSIVES!
Make it a positive, is what I am trying to say.
commented on Girls Addresses the Grey Areas of Sexual Assault in “American Bitch”
I would like to point out that the writers of this article called his victims "girls" repeatedly and only switched to using "women" at the end. Thank god for that.
But this infantilization of women has fricking got to stop.
I haven't seen the episode, so many this comment is incorrect. Maybe the women the writer molested were all 17 years old or younger. If so, I apologize for the criticism of this particular piece.
The comment stands for the rest of society, though. We will begin to feel more empowered when we stop buying into this "girl" crap.
Oh, look. It is in the title of the show. My point stands.
commented on Trump Is Coming for Seattle
DT wants to get the feds involved in preventing voter fraud?
Then coordinate with all the states to use a national voter registry, tied in with Social Security.
Will prevent dead people from staying on the voter rolls. Will prevent people who move from being registered in two states.
That will actually help with voter fraud. If that is what you really care about.
commented on Police Reports Illustrated: Red Hat Leads to Assault
Look. I am pretty liberal. (I live in Port Townsend, in Jefferson County, so my far left leanings pass as moderate.)
Someone gets attacked for wearing a hajib or a red hat, that is just wrong. No quibbling. No "but they did it first." Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
And until we fully embrace the truth of that statement, we are literally no different from the worst hate spewer on the right.
What is that phrase we like to say? Check your privilege?
Check your privilege, folks. Someone got beat up for wearing a hat. Just because it was red with some specific English words on it doesn't make it in any way funny or okay.