Mar 23, 2015 cminmd commented on I Was the MFA Student Who Made Ryan Boudinot Cry.
Has anyone, ever, in the history of the world decided to read a book because the author has a MFA? What a waste of time and money. If you want to be a writer, write.
This article completely gave me new respect for Boudinot and I hope he has success in his Seattle writing project.
All these sniveling little MFA darlings better stay on the soft side of academia because their thin skinned, narcissistic bs would be shoved down their throats over here in the land of STEM. I can't imagine the level of mocking I would have received if I ever thought to complain a physics professor wasn't nurturing me enough!
Aug 21, 2014 cminmd commented on The Racial Thing That Happened to Me Recently at a Madrona Restaurant.
White households: $113, 149; black households: $5,677.

Please tell me this is a typo! It can't be 111,000 to 5,000.
That has to be 55,k or 50K, not five!!!
Jun 12, 2012 cminmd commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father, There Is No Morality Without Religion, O They Will Know We Are Christians By Our....
I was wondering how far this "logic" gets extended. So if you see your child drowning at the pool, if you kneel down and pray for him to be suddenly able to walk on water instead of throw him a life preserver, would that be ok?
Jun 12, 2012 cminmd commented on Gay Man Marries Straight Woman, Enjoys Fucking Her, Writes Blog Post About It, Internet Explodes.
Sin is an action? Where is he getting that lame, cafeteria, wishy washy nonsense. Mormons are wimps. Catholics are raised on "if you would, you did". Even President Carter knew thinking about sex with other women was sinning in his heart.

I feel so sorry for his wife. Awesome self esteem booster to know that the only person you get to have sex with for the rest of your life wishes you were a dude. The most illuminating aspect of this story maybe the sexism in Mormonism that pushes marriage so hard at women that they will even accept marriage to gay dudes, instead of being single too long and risk being alone forever? Maybe she is a lesbian so their tepid sexual interest is reciprocal?
May 9, 2012 cminmd commented on Obama Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage.
Yes, but moving between states is easy. Use the power of your purse and UHaul to make bigots pay a price for their intolerance.
I think this is incredibly brave of Obama. Their is zero political upside for defending marriage of gays. ZERO! Who are gays going to vote for if Obama remained against gay marriage? Mitt Romney wants to reinstate DADT, Republicans who want to make it illegal for gays to adopt, teach, ect? The problem is no one goes to the polls to allow gay marriage- the NC election just proved that. The Republicans picked putting the ballot on this issue during the primary because they knew the type of people who voted in the primary were the type of people who would vote against gay rights. This measure would have had a tougher win if it was on the ballot in November.
May 26, 2010 cminmd commented on DADT Deal: The Beginning of the End.
I don't think Choi and his group had much to do with the turnabout. While I think Choi is an interesting man and very dedicated to both his country and his cause, I live, work and am pretty plugged in to DC politics and his protests were less than a blip. I heard much more chatter about the pilot on Maddow- where the military was loosing a very valuable asset- then I ever heard about Choi.
I think the looming midterms pushed liberal housemembers organize around this issue and once they had enough "gentleman's agreements" assembled they went to Obama and assured him they had the votes to get it done. The president wants to move now because if Dems have as bad a fall as the pundits predict, then repealing DADT is done.

In politics, most of the work is done behind the scenes. You don't even hear them talk about it until everything is 90% done.
Apr 23, 2010 cminmd commented on Supreme Court Scraps Ban On "Crush" Videos.
"I don't care what's in it, watching a video or looking at a picture shouldn't be a crime."

But don't we have laws that say you can not profit off of the commission of a crime? Like you can't murder someone then make money off of the sale of the book about planing and committing the murder. How is this different? You make a video of killing a bunch of innocent animals then you profit on the distribution of that video? Seems like that should be illegal to sell.
Apr 16, 2010 cminmd commented on Savage Love.
I can't believe I actually agree with Dan! ;)

I agree that snooping happens. I don't think you should steam open and reseal mail or low-jack their car without their knowledge or put hidden nanny cams over the house, but if you live with someone you are going to come across a logged in gmail, cached internet visits or peek at texts while looking a phone number.
While I don't usually read my husbands emails, I also don't expect them to be verboten like he is a total stranger. Same thing with kids. I don't snoop through their room, but I am always free to put away laundry, pick up cloths and remove tableware that migrates upstairs. If I come across anything incriminating then they will hear about it. I am not bound to ignore it because it is fruit of a poisoned tree.
To suggest that reading an email is morally the same as violating monogamy and well, being a whore- is the worst sort of perversion of moral equivalence. She put her partner at risk of all kinds of diseases without his consent. I don't have a problem with someone choosing to do sex work if they want to, but that is absolutely a conversation you need to have with someone before you include them in that lifestyle.
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