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Jan 26, 2011 Chitown Kev commented on Cisgender, Able-Bodied, Thin Privileged, Class Privileged, White Male Body.
Jeez, is my comment welcome here?
Jan 13, 2010 Chitown Kev commented on Fuck....
I know, Dan, I know.

What #1 said. Ford is pretty, I must say.

But...resist.
Dec 30, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on Making My Mother's Christmas Cookies.
Thanks Dan.

I lost my grandmother...what...13 years ago and...yeah, the pain is still there and it doesn't go away.

It gets...different.

My brother actually got all of her recipes with the exception of the salmon croquettes recipe (which she coached me through over the phone). Thing is, that phone call where she gave me her salmon croquette recipe was also the last conversation that I had with her. And I can't fix the dish wihout thinking of how painful her last days were.
Dec 7, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on Wait 'Till Next Year.
@17

Depends on the national election. Remember it's a state by state thing complete with the Electoral College (for a Presidential Election).

In a case like that, New York, California, and Massachusetts would probably go Dem with or without the gay vote. Florida? Ohio? Oregon? North Carolina? Maybe the gay vote can be a deciding factor even now.

But I agree with you that our community is far to fratured now to exert that type of influence over the election. Though I do believe that we have the numbers.
Dec 3, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on Upset With Obama: It's Not Just the Gays Anymore.
@21

Uh, sorry Loveschild, but the President hasn't always been the beloved of the black community, exactly. This has always bubbled under the surface even as he enjoys record highs in popularity with the black community, for a change (when considered over his entire political career).
Dec 3, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on Upset With Obama: It's Not Just the Gays Anymore.
OK, Dan...I know you're in Seattle now but you're from the Chicago area (not sure when you last lived in Chicago?) And I was always well aware of the tenuous relations that Obama had with Chicago's black community for sometime.

Are you really surprised by this Dan?

Because I am not surprised by this at all.
Dec 3, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on Sweden Threatens to Cut Aid to Uganda.
@Loveschild...you have no credibility on this topic whatsoever.
Dec 2, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on "You cannot legislate morality, but you can legislate justice.".
@35

Loveschild, sweetie, I am actually a profane enough heretic and blasphemerto make that comparison but that's not what I was doing.

I was comparing the process of voting at the ballot box (on whatever issue that pertains to civil rights, of a sort) to other forms of...public juries such as the one you propose.

I was actually thinking much more of Socrates than Jesus. Just because "the people" vote on something doen't mean that their vote is "just." It was why Plato didn't like the mob rule known as Athenian democracy (not that I favor what Plato's alternative proposal was).

That's why we live in a representative democracy. Because people like you are ill-informed and bigoted.
Dec 2, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on "You cannot legislate morality, but you can legislate justice.".
@Baconcat

And there's always Proposition 209 as well as affirmative action being voted down in my home state of Michigan.

No, Loveschild, we are not a monarchy, we are a democratic republic. "The people" vote on their legislators and the legislators vote according to both their constituencies and their own conscience.

Mob rule such as you propose has killed many a wise man. Holy men, even.
Dec 2, 2009 Chitown Kev commented on "You cannot legislate morality, but you can legislate justice.".
Loveschild, I am sorry, but the fact that you cannot even take a principled moral position on whether gays and lesbians in another country should be subjected to genocidal legislation actually tells us everything about your sense of morality that we need to know. It really, truly does.
 

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