Oct 8, 2011 SumGuy commented on Straight Up.
There's no good reason for the State to be in this or anyother business. Thats what private enterprise is for. Monoplies charge more because they can. Monopolies offer less choices because they can.
Apr 19, 2011 SumGuy commented on How It Happened.
lotta hay in kentucky FYI
Apr 19, 2011 SumGuy commented on How It Happened.
I was bullied pretty harshly in junior high (West Coast kid who moved to Kentucky). I wasn't sure if I was gay because girls avoided me (too). I think I would have died if my parents poked their head into my life and gave me a book (or what ever) that seemed to suggest its OK to be gay. If a kid KNOWS they are gay, then I want them to be safe and informed. But in a bullying environment, kids want safety and acceptance and dont care where they get it (see also, drug problem). Dumping "you might be hay" or "we think you're gay too!" could be painful too. How do one address this.
Nov 1, 2010 SumGuy commented on Remember the Greediest.
Whats to keep them from moving. That's right, nothing.
Oct 7, 2010 SumGuy commented on Drunk of the Week.
The limp chili
Oct 7, 2010 SumGuy commented on Drunk of the Week.
Backwash caliente
Sep 8, 2009 SumGuy commented on "Why Do You Hate Me?".
@ 107 What I don't understand is how you making my point adds to this discussion, but "Makes no sense." Great article. Student T test sample size (30) = great/useful article.

@116 - dialogue is anathema to extremist. More dialog and making nice isolates them and leads to progress.

@119 - I think most religions at their core are not overly supportive of same sex marriage because it interfers with the ancient and time-tested, super-ordinate goal of producing lots of kids to provide soldiers. As the world matures and having more people becomes a problem, and real wars become more and more un-thinkable, the religions of the next century will have to either adopt, become extinct, or become irrelevant.
What's funny is: ask any religious person if he/she is part of God's plan and they'll tend to say yes. Ask them if they know God's plan. They'll say no (any other answer would be contrary to the "Word"). Then how do you know domestic partnership isn't part of the plan? You don't. So shouldn't you shut up? You might mess up God's plan!
Sep 7, 2009 SumGuy commented on "Why Do You Hate Me?".
First, a non-random sample of four is too small, biased, and makes the results suspect. Makes a good article though! Second, many are offended when all gays are classified as "perverts" or "diseased." Why then are Christians and Eastern Washingtonians lumped together? This just closes constructive dialog. Lastly, in a free society, the right to associate with who one choses is guaranteed. Its an infringement of this guarantee if there are some associations that are encouraged while others are discouraged. On the other hand, society doesn't want some associations, but who choses? Voters do! I think domestic partnerships improve society so that's how I'm voting.