commented on SL Letter of the Day: You're Doing Everything Right
Aren't most of us who date men much more interested in what he's got in his pants, rather than in his shoes?
Things happen, everyone's body has some sort of issue. Once we're as old as the LW (40's,) this is a simple fact of life. If he has to disclose his amputation, don't I have to disclose my physical issues? Viva la mysterie!
Dec 14, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: It's Not Adultery
I agree with Lauchlin. We can argue over whether helping someone cheat is okay or not (I lean toward not) but I think we can all agree that putting it in crazy is a bad idea. You never know what crazy will do next.
Dec 11, 2012
commented on "I shall not hold you to any medieval code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly."
If the letter had been written today, I'd agree with #11 completely. At that time, though, weren't wives more commonly assumed to be the husband's property, and weren't the roles so much more nailed down? For the time, it's a great letter.
And if it had come from a man, it would indeed seem very caddish, but men were already assumed to have at least the sexual freedom and the work ethic, so it would be more in the line of rubbing his fiance's nose in an ugly reality than of bravely claiming equal rights.
But if anyone wrote a letter like that today, I'd agree; they are best off remaining single.
Nov 26, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Bros Before Hos
This sounds more like it came from a sorority than a fraternity. Or perhaps more like a junior high school dance team. Oh the drama. Oh the gossip. Oh the intrigue!
I guess that was sexist. Or ageist. Or something. Oh well.
Oct 24, 2012
commented on A Crossdresser's Lament
@2 - I'm uncomfortable using the restroom, even with stalls, with men in the room. I don't want to smell male pee (smells different,) don't want unknown men in the room when I have my pants down, even if they can't see my genitals. It just doesn't feel safe. Yes, I realize it's a hangup.
OTOH, I'm fine with the woman who was born a man, or even a man as low-key as this one, once in a while, especially if it doesn't even come to my notice.
Or a dad who has a little girl who needs to pee and still needs help. We need to be understanding once in a while.
But in general, a public restroom is not the same as the one at home, so I won't buy the argument that it doesn't matter since there are stalls. I worked in a place where there was a unisex, multi-stall toilet, and most of the women hated it.
Jan 4, 2012
commented on Un-American Activities
@22 - No, I'm afraid you've got me wrong. I voted for Obama and caucused for him. I understand perfectly well that the socialist/Muslim/foreigner crap is just crap. It's fine with me that he accumulated wealth rather than being born to it. And it was and is high time we had someone other than a white man for president, and the fact the man is able to string coherent sentences into coherent paragraphs seemed like a refreshing change from the previous administration.
None of that has anything to do with my (learned) antipathy toward him.
I was disgusted, and clued in when he voted to immunize the telecoms, but since Clinton and McCain did the same thing, it didn't affect my vote.
The fact that Obama packed his cabinet with financial sector insiders didn't bode well.
The fact that he showed absolutely no leadership at all during the health care fiasco really began to sour me, especially when after what little tough talk there was, he helped to hand his buddies in the insurance industry a huge hunk of obligate new customers.
Bailing out the banks with no strings attached, that was another coffin nail.
His whole hands-off approach to the criminality on Wall Street sure didn't help.
The drone attacks, extraordinary rendition, the proliferation of secret prisons, and now the signing of indefinite detention into law have put paid to any remaining trust or respect I might have had for the man, and no, I won't forget it in 2016. Partly because of him, I'm not even sure there will BE a USA in 2016, certainly not one where it makes a sparrow fart's difference which corporate whore is president.
I'm not even sure it makes a difference now, when our last, best Democrat hope turns out to be an even worse president than Bush2, which I never imagined could be possible, or that anyone would dare.
The worst thing about the wingnuts who shreiked about the socialist African monkey is that they made it pretty hard to dislike Obama without people supposing you must be a racist. But it's entirely possible to judge people by their deeds and not by their ancestry or birth place. There are plenty of reasons to hate Obama as a president that have nothing to do with lies or prejudice.
Jan 3, 2012
commented on If You Look Real Close...
He sounds like he's doing the voiceover while beating off, panting, pausing, panting, pausing. Most unappetizing.