Jan 12, 2010 turing commented on Planet Earth: Where All Religions Are Above Average.
I can take the scare quotes, but why did he also get an acute accent and lost the carons? It's Slavoj Žižek.
Dec 15, 2009 turing commented on "Magnifico Is Gay".

Slovenia is not very Eastern (check a map!) and is actually pretty progressive. Homosexuality has been legal since the early 1970s, there's been an LGBT film festival since mid 1980s, registered partnerships since 2006 and the government has introduced a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage and adoption. And the newspapers are full of stories about same-sex families.

So no, it's not particularly ballsy for a straight (but very LGBT-supportive) singer to sing a song that makes fun of gay rumors and gay stereotypes.
Nov 3, 2009 turing commented on Statewide Results for 1033 and 71.
According to http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results…,
it's 51.15% APPROVED after Pierce and Yakima. Lost in both, but only by a small margin in Pierce, and Yakima is too small to matter.
Fingers crossed! We lost in Maine, I don't think I can take a loss in WA as well...
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Oct 10, 2009 turing commented on The President's Plate.
Why is there so much talk about DADT? Why not more pressure on DOMA and ENDA?

Yes, I realize that Obama can just use executive order to end it, unlike DOMA. But it's largely a symbolic issue (except for a very small group of people) and ending it will be mostly a symbolic victory, like the hate crimes bill.

DOMA is of actual importance to hundreds of thousands of people. Our situation is OK now, but for a while we weren't sure how we would tackle the immigration issue - repealing just section 3 of DOMA would resolve that for every couple where one or more are not US citizens. We will be paying $4000 extra in taxes this year because of DOMA (my husband is not my spouse for federal purposes, I can't declare him to be my dependent because he's not a US citizen/permanent resident). And we have a kid, for Christ's sake, it's not like we wouldn't have a good reason to save those $4000 this year. And next year.