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Apr 10, 2011 sherrold commented on The Difference Between Germans and Southerners.
#8 Your point: My point about it being less about slavery than we like to think nowadays was about the North's motivations, which were more economic and not humanitarian. It makes a nice story in elementary school that all that nice northerners wanted was to free people, but that just isn't true.

Actually makes the South look worse, rather than better. You're right: The North didn't care that much about slavery. But the South was so invested in slavery that the very idea that the North was not for it, and pushed back against new slave states, etc., meant that it was worth breaking up the entire country. The South went to war to "save slavery" even though no one was (at that moment) even trying to take it away from them. So, evil, *and* delusional.
Feb 16, 2011 sherrold commented on Hawaii Legislature Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions.
why the heck do they have to wait until Jan, 2012, to go into effect?
Nov 10, 2010 sherrold commented on SL Letter of the Day: Girl Sees Marriage, Boy Sees Red.
My partner and I are both crazy far-left types who tend to agree 95-100% on politics. We fell on different sides on the Seattle Commons years ago, though, and still (stupidly) bring it up when we're fighting...

Sep 28, 2010 sherrold commented on On Bullied Kids and Contentious Cunts.
"Cunt" equals not funny. Not clever. David, you know better.
Apr 19, 2010 sherrold commented on Aggressive Soliciation Bill Appears Dead.
Anyone who puts the SLOG down as silly or juvenile needs to take a look at how hard you guys worked on this -- fuckin' A, man -- the Stranger rules, Burgess droolz.
Apr 7, 2010 sherrold commented on For the Record.'s "pique"
Mar 18, 2010 sherrold commented on The Fried-Chicken Ideal.
The Ballard firestation restaurant Hi-life has fried chicken dinners on Sunday -- Trust me, it's the best 12.95 you'll spend this month.
Mar 13, 2010 sherrold commented on High School in Mississippi Cancels Prom to Prevent Lesbian Student from Bringing Female Date—and Potentially Incites Violence Against Lesbian Student.
Letters to the editor of the town? If the sup's v-mail is full, there are other people we could be calling, yes?
Feb 10, 2010 sherrold commented on The Nation Weighs in on the Filibuster.
> The same will be true of the next president, regardless of party.

Oh honey, you wish. The Dems will never use it 1/10th as much as the 'Pubs have been this year. Dem's motto: In Majority, ineffectual, in Minority...ineffectual.
Feb 4, 2010 sherrold commented on Match Book: So You're Into Boneshaker.
I recently read, and loved, Liar. It's being rec'd in many of the same places as Leviathon -- it's similarly YA-that-adults-like-too, and I liked it more than Boneshaker (which ultimately I enjoyed, but it took a long time for me to really fall into the book).