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Jan 21 mdurango commented on House Republicans to American Women: Do the "Rape Victim" Thing Right or Give Birth to Your Rapist's Baby.
This should be a movement: every time the GOP floats bills like this, people should email them, tweet them, or post on their Facebook pages asking them to explain how the bill will create jobs or improve the financial stability of the middle class. (I'm sure they'd either ignore or answer with empty rhetoric, but that would just call attention to their complete lack of an economic plan.)
Sep 26, 2014 mdurango commented on Facebook Fails to Explain Its Discriminatory and Dangerous 'Real Names' Policy.
Also, Facebook could really help things along by allowing performers to convert their profiles to pages. We're still faced with the larger problem of trolls (who can just report the pages), but it would provide a temporary solution and keeps friend networks intact (and gives the performer / artist / writer the opportunity to direct fans / friends to their new social media sites).
Sep 26, 2014 mdurango commented on Facebook Fails to Explain Its Discriminatory and Dangerous 'Real Names' Policy.
They should just admit it's ultimately about the money. Allowing anyone to set up a FB page using any identity seems to demonstrate they're not concerned about "protecting the community," since you could still use a page to harass / stalk people. I'd also like to see someone in the press ask FB officials about victims of domestic violence who are using an alias to keep in touch with family members without being found by their abuses; take the performer / artist / writer aspect out completely (thereby eliminating the canned "set up a page" response) and turning the "safety of the community" issue around.
Dec 26, 2011 mdurango commented on And This Is Why the "Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father" Posts Will Continue.
Well, I just voted "No," since I was raised by a single mom after my dad up and died and I think I turned out okay. Man, the length guys will go to to avoid raising their children.
Dec 6, 2011 mdurango commented on The Tuesday Morning News.
Re: School board member fails standardized test for 10th graders. News articles like this bug the crap out of me because they never include the actual tests. "Standardized tests are bad; adults fail them; oh, but we're not going to show you the actual questions so you can make an informed decision." (I'm not defending standardized tests; I pretty much blew them off when I took them and ended up in the lower reading / math levels and was put on the non-college secretarial school track. Those three years of typing class have really paid off.)
Nov 29, 2011 mdurango commented on Kissing Lessons from Virgin Diaries.
Christ, it's like a train wreck; I can't get the image out of my head. I thought part of the point of "waiting" had something to do with some convoluted idea of self-respect. No self-respecting person would do that. Also, tongue in the wedding kiss: way to keep it classy. I know, I know, it's reality TV; it was probably scripted that way. And privacy is dead, I know that, too.
Jul 11, 2011 mdurango commented on Conservative Pledge Updated to Say Black People Were Not Better Off Under Slavery.
Well, sure, it's a two-parent household if the mother is the slave and the father is the slave owner.

This country is so, so fucked.
Jun 20, 2011 mdurango commented on Cubs It Gets Better: Money Where Mouth Is.
Bane. They're separate leagues for a reason; facing each other in the World Series should be the only "inter-league" game. Also, the All Star Game shouldn't count.
Jun 3, 2011 mdurango commented on Woman Murdered, Oregon Righties Demand Someone Be Held Accountable for Her Illegal Same-Sex Marriage.
"If one keeps their nose clean and obeys God's laws, the chances of being victims of violence goes way down": Job, anyone?
May 16, 2011 mdurango commented on Advice Cop.
Where I come from, that's called "stealing".
 

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