Jul 12 TheRob commented on Savage Love.
"I committed myself to this person" does not extend to "I committed myself to this person regardless of how poorly they treat me" and does not diminish that commitment when the other party completely betrays the trust inherent in the relationship. Dropping someone because of cheating (especially egregious ongoing cheating) is absolutely not "committing to the ideal" and not a commitment to the person. It is possible to move past it, but doing so (or not) has no reflection on the wronged party's commitment. That's bullshit, Dan.
Feb 3 TheRob commented on I, Anonymous.
Sounds like he was heating up his back burner because the crazy person he was with (but was having too good of sex to end it with) was on their way out. Not very nice, definitely, but having been in the position of the one putting up with that nonsense (crying on a beach daily on a family camping trip? Sounds like Christmas with my ex!), I can understand his position.
Feb 2 TheRob commented on Seattle Times' Treatment of Musician Hollis Wong-Wear Is a Perfect Example of #JournalismSoWhite.
So if it were a white person who collaborated on an album with the much more famous Macklemore, it would have been okay to use the word sidekick as within the context, that is an appropriate comparison, but if the person is Asian, it is racist, even in the exact same context? That sounds pretty knee-jerk.
Jan 6 TheRob commented on I, Anonymous.
@DavidinShoreline Do you ever pull a muscle patting yourself on the back so much? Or do you get plenty of strength training climbing on your high horse?

May as well tell miners that they shouldn't work underground if they don't want to die in a cave-in, not that their conditions should be improved. Or tell soldiers they shouldn't join the military if they don't want to die when they are given non-bullet-resistant humvees and inadequate equipment.
Sep 9, 2015 TheRob commented on I, Anonymous.
I was really looking forward to Mr. Zifferelli's criticism on this, as this I,anon actually deserves it. Maybe I'm too early?
Aug 12, 2015 TheRob commented on What Bernie Sanders Said (and Didn't Say) After the Black Lives Matter Interruption.
Either these women are JUST attention mongers, or they are short-sighted idealistic attention mongers. Alienating the people who are your biggest allies only helps your enemies. You'll burn it to the ground? No, you won't. You'll make an ass of yourself and hurt the only candidate who is decent enough to let you speak.
Jul 20, 2015 TheRob commented on Last Days: The Week in Review.
I'm pretty confused as to how those comments, under oath, were not enough to get him convicted in the court case they were pulled from? What argument was made where the admission to buying the drugs and intending to give them to women so he could rape them doesn't land him in jail for giving a woman a drug and raping her?
Jul 1, 2015 TheRob commented on Time to Get Rid of the Seattle Police Department's Bad Cops.
@2 I can see where you're coming from, especially considering the painfully biased way many articles on the stranger are written, but in this case I interpreted that as the standard "what a reasonable person would consider," which tends to be a benchmark for many things that don't require beyond the shadow of a doubt. And when you are talking about whether a person keeps their job (not whether they go to jail), I think that is a reasonable benchmark. Especially when you're talking about complaints from people against those officers, not charges. So your suggestion is that police should get the benefit of the doubt all the way up to beyond the shadow of a doubt, just in case people are already feeling anti-police (which, in Seattle, is reasonable, especially considering the DOJ findings).

Instead, police officers, knowing the current anti-police sentiment, should be going out of their way to be professional because they should feel their jobs are on the line if they don't JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER SERVICE JOB.
Jun 30, 2015 TheRob commented on Time to Get Rid of the Seattle Police Department's Bad Cops.
In her defense, maybe she is waiting for the police accountability reform Ed Murray is supposed to be proposing? What's the point of firing any of them if they're just going to get back their jobs (and back pay for not working) later? To make a point? The only point that would make is the futility of the action and her own impotence.
Jun 17, 2015 TheRob commented on I, Anonymous.
I can't tell if this is a one-night-stand or sexual assault. I lean toward the former, because it sounds so melodramatic. So some dude sits next to you at the bar, you invite him over, you hook up, that's all he wanted, and that makes him a predator? Sounds like a big heap of crazy. Limit your expectations of strangers.

If it's the latter... Jesus. Disregard everything I said and go see a therapist. Actually, do that either way.