Aug 2, 2009
commented on Wouldn't It Be Nice
Palin's lawyer sent the blogger a letter on her behalf demanding he retract the story and issue an apology or he would be sued. He also threatened the blogger that the papers would be served to him at his job.....as an assistant kindergarten teacher. Stay classy Palin!
May 30, 2009
commented on "You are a piece of shit media WHORE who will do ANYTHING to get on TV and you brutally exploit the child you adopted to cash in."
Got a newsflash for all those posting judgmental and self-righteous crap here: Dan Savage is a writer. Guess what writers do? They use their life experiences, people they know, and places they've been, and incorporate it into their writing. It doesn't matter if it is fictionalized or not, writers always "use" those they know to create their work. Do you know how FUCKING BORING all writing (books, articles, tv, movies, plays, etc.) would be if writers didn't pull from their own lives and who they are? The challenge writers face is balancing what they reveal and what they don't about their lives and the people in them, to their audience. It isn't easy, but nothing worth while ever is.
I think in Dan's case, he does it perfectly. I'd like to see how any of you who accuse Dan of "exploiting" his family would be able to write anything remotely sincere, honest, or relevant without relating it to your own life in some way. But I doubt you'll bother to try. It is so much easier to bitch about how someone else is doing something wrong than to demonstrate how you you could do it better.
I'm just glad there are so many talented writers in the world like Dan who don't let this sort of bullshit stop them from writing. Thanks Dan
May 26, 2009
commented on We're Winning
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always." - Mahatma Gandhi