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Feb 22, 2010 Donutspal commented on SL Letter of the Day: Should I Risk Destroying My Parents' Marriage Over Third-Hand Information?.
I'm with Matt @3. Speak to a professional. That way when you get mad or feel weird about it you have someone to talk to that's not going to raise their eyebrows later when you say you love your dad. They'll also give you good impartial advice on how to process this with no goal but to make you feel like life is ok.
Feb 21, 2010 Donutspal commented on My Boyfriend Is Unreal.
oh, and why don't you tell Kristan how you feel about her bumper sticker....

Bigotry with a side of spam.
Feb 7, 2010 Donutspal commented on Palin's Cheat Sheet.
Watching her speak is very insightful. She still hasn't worked out how to provide solutions. If you didn't know who she was and you watch this you'd assume she was a conservative radio commenter, not a politician. It takes one person to ask 'how?' and she'll fall apart. Her versus Obama in a presidential debate would be amazing. I think she would literally melt on national television.

When she spoke about constitutional rights for terrorists she completely misunderstands the purpose of the constitution. It's designed to protect everyone, including those most disagree with (like terrorists).

I know I'm preaching to the choir here but she is a fucking insult to what this country could be. America is much better than this.

Jan 8, 2010 Donutspal commented on SL Letter of the Day: Ultimatums & Crushes.
Dan, when you get an intern have them black out the faces of the pics you get, send them back to the emailer and get their ok to publish. I have good photoshop skills, I'll even do it for you for free. We all win.

People don't send these pics in because they want you to isolate them. Set them free!
Jan 8, 2010 Donutspal commented on Indian Newspaper Likens the Aussie Police to the Ku Klux Klan.
Jesus. Americans can never throw stones based on their history on racial issues. That cartoon wouldn't EXIST if not for the history of racism that this country invented (the KKK is not an Australian concept).

And I live in New York, and it is one of the most segregated cities in the world. Just because people live in close proximity doesn't mean they assimilate, or even communicate.
Jan 7, 2010 Donutspal commented on Australia to Suffer the Price of Racism.
Fnarf is right, and Charles is right too. I'm an Australian that's lived in the US for 5 years. I lived in Ireland and the UK before that. Every country in the world has trouble with racism. Americans, like they tend to do on just about every subject, think that their way of dealing with a problem (or even just their perspective) is better than everyone else's.

Racism in Australia is pretty ugly. The more overt offerings are born from naivety. Unfortunately the same can not be said of a lot of the overt racism in the US (KKK?), or neo-nazism in Europe.

Also, Charles, if your trying to win an argument about the success of diversity by holding up Bobby Jindal you might want to do some research. He voted to build a fence along the Mexican border, thinks all Government service should be in English ONLY , and voted to declare English the official language of the US. All hail diversity, except when it bothers you.
Jan 1, 2010 Donutspal commented on Most Commented 2009.
This reminded me to re-read Lindy's list of different people. It's fucking great.
Dec 16, 2009 Donutspal commented on SL Letter of the Day: What About The Other Part of My Question?.
Wait. Death Grip? Am I doing something wrong?