commented on Important Poll: Which Sparks Album is Best?
Yeah. It is weird there are no modern albums. Lil' Beethoven was amazing. Kimono will be picked by people who never really looked any further. Introducing and Big Beat are incredible, and the Moroder albums are still a sensation. As is the album they produced for Noel. (which is essentially a Sparks album with a female singer)
There really is NO correct answer to this except for comment #3.
Dec 17, 2012
commented on Please Stop Saying That Liza Long Is Wrong For Sharing Her Story
What's actually strange to me is I see the majority of people haranguing Ms. Long about her post are women.
Alithea's digressions about patriarchy, aside, she's particularly cruel in the face of the kind of things this mother has had to face. And let's not forget that she has two other children Ms. Long is trying to protect as well.
Sounds like a right mess for sure, and one society should learn from and try to heal, but blaming the messenger seems pretty lame. Jezebel's post on it was particularly putrid. This just seem like women beating up a poor mom who'e reaching out and asking for help from society for a son she doesn't want to lose wholly to the vortex of mental illness.
Geez ladies. She's hurting and conofused, if she made a mistake, give her a break. Or better yet, reach out and GIVE HER A HAND!!!
Dec 4, 2012
commented on December 9 City Hall Wedding Update
I'd love to know where the gay leadership in Seattle/Washington is going to be on this day. So far it seems like our great straight allies, Mayor McGinn and County Exec Constantine, are being helpful! BUt we haven't heard a peep from the lgbt political leaders.
So where are Ed Murray, Jaime Pedersen, Sally Clark, etc....
Oct 11, 2012
commented on The First Reject R-74 Ad
I can't help but start to do my own riff on the end of this commercial:
Just because you are for segregation it doesn't make you a racist.
Just because you are for gassing the jews it doesn't make you a nazi.
Just because you want to stick a "wand" in a sexually active woman it doesn't make you a republican.
Aug 27, 2012
commented on Open Minds & Hands
@9 Don't listen to Michael Strangeways. Play worked beautifully and was incredible from start to finish.
May 1, 2012
commented on Testaments Old & New
Here's my idea:
How about we offer a $5000 scholarship to any kids at Sutter Union High School in Sutter, California, where these pansy-assed walk-out students came from, who want to start a GSA at their school.
The school is obviously run by the extreme right, as the Journalism teacher is doing interviews about the offense he took to his religion being challenged with naughty words to FOX NEWS!!! The school also supports a group called YOUTH ALIVE which "is a Christian club on campus that provides a place during school hours where Christian teens may find fellowship and support with other Christian teens."
There is no GSA at the school.
Sutter, CA has a population of nearly 3000 (the same number as kids at the lecture Dan gave) and the 2010 Census shows that 7 same-sex married couples or partnerships exist in Sutter.
There have got to be some LGBT kids in that school (the only high school in the district) that are really fucking alone.
Every city rep, state rep and congress-person in the district is a Republican.
How about we piss them off and fund the beginning of a GSA at their school?