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Sep 18, 2014 North by Northwest commented on I, Anonymous.
@16 I think he's saying he was assaulted twice by black men. I think he's saying you're more likely to be assaulted by black men than white, and that that contributes to racial profiling.
Sep 18, 2014 North by Northwest commented on I, Anonymous.
@13 white and Asian gangs? Maybe in Russia and Japan...?
Jul 14, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Report: Seattle Police Investigating Rape Allegation Against Uber Driver.
If anything she probably thought he was an Uber driver because she was expecting one so he just went along with what she said. That makes the most sense I think.
Apr 15, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Capitol Hill Block Party Headliners Announced!.
Wow for the second year I have no interest in this what so ever. I'm sure it will be dope though, still one of the best parties of the year.
Mar 12, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Ban Bossy? I Don't Think So. Be Bossier..
If Beyonce wants to ban mean words why not start with her husband's music? What a phony.
Feb 24, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Alec Baldwin Quits Everything Forever, Maintains Insufferability.
@16 He lost a game of leftist limbo and hung his head in shame. How low can you go?
Feb 20, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Gay Republicans Make Less Sense Now Than Ever Before.
@57 No she was forced to accept a contract on threat of lawsuit, the only alternative would be to pay the lawsuit and probably wind up in debt and having to shut down. That's intimidation. If you're morally righteous position is so morally righteous, intimidation wouldn't be necessary.
Feb 20, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Gay Republicans Make Less Sense Now Than Ever Before.
@56 what is a "statistically significant number of people" to the one person who loses their business over a lawsuit?
These laws exist for people in the wedding industry that do not want to be forced to work at a gay wedding. If you think a statistically significant number of people are going to use laws like these to remove customers on the basis of sexuality, at palces like bars or restaurants, despite the fact that they're paying customers, you're being paranoid and delusional. I find most of the left has become increasingly paranoid and delusional regarding who's "oppressed" and who's "disenfranchised". Fuck there's even a boogie man called the patriarchy, that smacks of paranoid delusion. These laws can and should exist for a very serious reason, when a business owner is asked to perform a function he thinks is immoral, on threat of lawsuit, he deserves a valid defense in court so that he can continue to run his business how he sees fit. Frankly your personal trainer job is irrelevant, if you could ever conceivably be put in a position where you were forced to compromise your morals on threat of lawsuit, you deserve a valid defense, because you are being scrutinized unduly by the government/courts.
Feb 20, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Gay Republicans Make Less Sense Now Than Ever Before.
@54 Before they walked in bought flowers and left, what they did in this case was attempt to conscript her to do their wedding, which is entirely different. if she didn't support gay marriage, obviously it's only working at the marriage that she had a problem with, she didn't say she wouldn't serve gay customers, she said she wouldn't serve at gay weddings.

When I said "The evangelical florist" I was using a general example meant to include all the evangelical florists and evangelical photographers and evangelical venues in this country that would be opposed to doing a gay wedding. They all have the right to not want to go to a gay wedding, if they don't even think gay weddings are valid, why do you want them there in the first place?
Feb 20, 2014 North by Northwest commented on Gay Republicans Make Less Sense Now Than Ever Before.
@51 you're right, she should have lied about her convictions and just kicked them out on some dishonest pretense. We are allowed to have differing opinions here, even if someone's opinions is "You shouldn't be gay, you're wrong and immoral". that gives you absolutely zero right to nullify their opinion, just like if your opinion is "You shouldn't be Christian, it's intolerant and bigoted".

She had a deeply held conviction, she voiced it, as any American should feel free to do, she executed her rights as a business owner and decided not to accept a contract, the same way any business owner could do, and she was sued. It's immoral to punish somebody for holding a belief, it doesn't matter if you think that belief is intolerant, it's none of your business. That's what the right to private conscience is.

Now Ferret you're convinced that these laws will be struck down by the court. I'm telling you they won't so I guess we'll just wait and see who's right, but I'll still go on the record and say no matter how the court treats these laws, people in Kansas should decide how things are done in Kansas and people in Washington should decide how things are done in Washington, In a place like Kansas where a majority of the population doesn't support homosexuality, period, so if you're gay and you want to be in Kansas, you'd better accept that a lot of people aren't going to like it, and no law is going to change their mind. You don't change the hearts and minds of people by forcing them to toe the line, that will only make things worse for gay people in the long run.