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Dec 18, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on Good Grief and Great Tits.
In my years working with the public, I have never heard of an atheist taking offense at being told "Merry Christmas", but I learned to dread December for the Christians who would rip a strip off me and my staff if we failed to say "Merry Christmas". This year I notice that NOBODY out there is saying it. In no store have I been wished ANYTHING -- not happy holidays, not season's greetings, not merry Christmas. Nobody wants to offend the Christians by saying something that will set them off, and nobody wants to be thought a jerk who is about to go off on somebody for not getting exactly the response he wants. Thanks to Fox News, it's a much less merry December this year.
Dec 8, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on I, Anonymous.
This senior is grateful for every stroke I can get. Keep 'em coming, young people! For every curmudgeon who complains, there are a thousand of us who enjoy a kind or cheerful exchange in the course of the day.
Nov 20, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on It's Not Racism If You're Willing to Pull Your Gun on White Women, Too.
"Woman Is the Nigger of the World" -- John Lennon
Nov 20, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on "Maybe 'Consecrate' Was Big Then".
I'm with Louis. "It gets me -- here -- every time."
Jul 7, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on Slog Bible Study: 2 Samuel 13:10-15.
When I was a little girl, I heard a terrifying sermon with this as the text. The moral of the whole story, it turned out, was that girls should not put out, because if a guy fucks you without being married to you, he will then hate you. The fact that this was rape was apparently irrelevant; it was still Tamar's fault that he did it.
Years later, of course, after my father raped me, it was understood that he would hate my guts (and I his), and that the whole thing was somehow my fault. "For the Bible tells me so."
May 16, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?.
I divorced the asshole who told me he thinks it's unreasonable that a man can't just tell a woman at the bus stop that she has nice tits.
Apr 19, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on Boy Scouts Propose Dropping Ban on Gay Members but Keeping Ban on Gay Leaders.
How nice for the gay scouts, knowing that, while they are tolerated as children, they will become anathema as soon as they reach the age of 18.
Mar 26, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on The Republican Answer to Obamacare Is a Lottery.
I find this interesting because during negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, one of the claims frequently repeated on the blogosphere was that in Canada health care is apportioned on the basis of lottery.
Mar 25, 2013 shambhaladawa commented on Manufacturing Fear: We Need Assault Rifles to Protect Us from Arabs Crossing the Ocean.
I would love to see these two idiots on a shooting range with assault rifles.