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Sep 17, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on I Like Your New Pope.
Sounds like your typical self-loathing closet type, dunnit?

We in the Great Frozen North have been listening to anti-Christian Niendstedt for years; he and Chris Kluwe got into it over the proposed anti-marriage amendment that we as a state firmly rejected.
Sep 4, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on People Are Going to Grow Pot.
"The cost of battling this fire should be added to the cost of fighting the idiotic, un-winnable war on pot."

C'mon, Dan. Let's extend this argument to its logical conclusion. We're fighting an idiotic, un-winnable war on drugs in general.

Prohibition taught us that laws against alcohol use only made organized crime (the Irish and Sicilian Mafias) more profitable and ended lives unnecessarily, just as the "War" against drug use has made organized crime (the Latin American and Afghani cartels) more profitable and ended lives unnecessarily.

There really is no difference.
Aug 23, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on The Haters Are Going to Love This.
I'm gonna catch shit for this, I'm sure, but I find the timing of the announcement suspicious.
I don't know if Manning thinks life in a women's prison would be easier, but rest assured that the first chunk of time behind bars will be at Leavenworth -- and announcing a preference like that will attract a whole pisspot of unpleasant attention from unpleasant people.
Aug 16, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on It Would Be Funny If It Weren't NOT FUCKING FUNNY AT ALL.
What is it about that museum (paid for by Walmart shoppers) that just pisses me OFF??
Aug 5, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on This Is Probably Not the Effect Religious Conservatives Expected My New Book to Have On Kate (Or Other Readers).
This parallels what I've thought for years.

It's not fundamentalist belief structure (whichever it may be) that's the problem here. The real problem is people who use those belief systems as smokescreens in their efforts at grabs for power and control over others.
Jul 21, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on "Christians Destroyed Marriage".
You folks (and Mr. S.) don't know Coach Dan??? He's got a long history of right-wing wackdoodle-ness. Coach was a high school coach back in the day, but he got in trouble because he forced all his players to pray to some Invisible Man in the Sky.
You can get more information if you want in the Encyclopedia of American Loons.
Jul 11, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on SL Letter of the Day: His Anglican Organ.
Five letters go through my mind at this point:

May 18, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on SL Letter of the Day: Gonna Boil My Laptop After Answering This One.
It boils down to consent. Any sexual act that involves consent (all adults, everyone involved being okay with it) is a kink. Animals cannot give consent -- nor can children, the mentally disabled, and the inebriated. Bestiality is therefore not a kink, it's a perversion.
Apr 5, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on John Corvino: Where Does Morality Come From?.

It's astonishing how similar Corvino's take on morality is to objectivist thoughts on morality:
1. Moral judgement should be passed regularly (and within proper context).
2. Morality is not "a private matter". It's a process that glues society together.
3. Morality is not subjective. There are objective, verifiable rules of morality that always apply in every situation.

I'm gonna have to read into Mr. Corvino's work now. Thanks, Dan, for making this man known to me.
Mar 19, 2013 givesgoodemail commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Gateway Toy.
@10: Njoy makes fine, fine products. Highly recommended!