this guy I know in Spokane
(location: um, did you read my name?)
report this user

Bio

Where are we going? And why are we in this handbasket?

12:41 PM this guy I know in Spokane commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Lifelong Straight Guy Wants To Recreate Magical Gay Sex He Once Had With Smooth Guy Whose Queeny Ways Appealed to Him.
IMHO Wandering Stars is winning this one. Ricardo will hopefully learn that things you say can be taken personally by the person you say them to, even if you didn't mean them that way.

It's like when you're caught condescending to someone: the only polite response is "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to" --- and then stop doing it.
11:19 AM yesterday this guy I know in Spokane commented on Crowd At MLK Rally Boos Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
@5 - it's not that she was thinking of the town's health as being more important than her husband's. Reading on (after the part where she says that once Obamacare became law she didn't think they could take it away again):

I don't know. I guess I thought that, you know, he would not do this. That they would not do this, would not take the insurance away. Knowing that it's affecting so many people’s lives. I mean, what are you to do then if you cannot … purchase, cannot pay for the insurance?

You know, what are we to do?

So I don't know. Maybe he's thinking about, you know, the little people that are not making the big money, like what they make in New York and Washington and all the places that, you know, this is not, you know, something — this is people’s lives that's being affected.


That part is so sad. She sounds like she's just starting to realize that maybe he really did mean exactly what he said and, if so, her family is going to be fucked.
11:08 AM yesterday this guy I know in Spokane commented on Crowd At MLK Rally Boos Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
"Lots of the same white working class voters in Spokane who got health insurance under the ACA demonstrated their gratitude to Obama and the Dems by voting for Donald Trump and McMorris Rodgers, both of whom promised to destroy the ACA."

Actually Hillary won Spokane-the-city (as Obama did, and Cantwell & Murray have done repeatedly). However, Spokane is a relatively small & concentrated part of Spokane County, and doesn't dominate the demographics the way Seattle does with King County. McMoRo keeps winning re-election, not because of Spokane-the-city, which is light blue, but because of Spokane-the-county, which is dark red. (Not to mention the other counties in her district, which are also dark red.)
11:02 AM yesterday this guy I know in Spokane commented on Seahawks Season Goes Careening Off The Road In Atlanta, Is Now Over.
@11 - you mean like the name of that guy from "Guns And Roses"? ;-p
11:00 AM yesterday this guy I know in Spokane commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Lifelong Straight Guy Wants To Recreate Magical Gay Sex He Once Had With Smooth Guy Whose Queeny Ways Appealed to Him.
@30 etc. --- "What you don't seem to realize, though, is that society's expectations of gay men is that they are feminine. "

As a naturally masculine (I guess) gay man, I see your point. Ever since I first came out (in 1982 - dear god), I've gotten "but you don't seem gay at all" on a regular basis, from people who have gotten to know me but didn't know I was gay. In that sense, I feel like I've done a bit of mind-opening over the years.

HOWEVER.

Just going around being who I am doesn't increase my chance of getting my ass kicked by total strangers. My homophobic-by-default family didn't confront me when I was a teenager and ask me what was wrong with me. I took care to hide my sexuality, but didn't have to alter my nonsexual behavior much, if at all, to avoid suspicion. Just being myself takes a lot less courage on a day-to-day basis thanks to my naturally "masculine" demeanor than it would if I were effeminate: the most I'm risking is that some devout Christian at work might not want to be friends with me any more. In other words, simply being my natural self might help break down stereotypes in other people's minds, but it is not an act of "rebellion" in the sense that @9 meant.
More...
Jan 16 this guy I know in Spokane commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Lifelong Straight Guy Wants To Recreate Magical Gay Sex He Once Had With Smooth Guy Whose Queeny Ways Appealed to Him.
@9 - every time I read something else by you, I like you (your writing, that is) more & more. Please keep contributing.
Jan 15 this guy I know in Spokane commented on Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Won't Be Attending the Inauguration.
@8 - political fantasies don't usually give me a boner, but that one sure did :-)
Jan 14 this guy I know in Spokane commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Stamping Out "Just My Preference" Gays.
@97 - the schoolyard "fight" chant caught me totally off guard. I'd forgotten all about that, but... I know the second half of it! What's the word for when it's like nostalgia but horrible?
Jan 13 this guy I know in Spokane commented on Every Person You Know Is STILL Sick as Washington State Faces Flu Epidemic.
At the hospital where I work, we have apparently started taking flu patients from the west side because all y'all's hospitals are full (the number I was told was 50% of all patients currently in the hospital over there are flu patients). Apparently this year's flu shot is pretty effective against this year's flu virus.

That's what I've heard, anyway. I dunno. That's what people are telling me.