commented on SL Letter of the Day: I'm Out
I'd wager that quite a few trolls exist because people tell them they can't say certain forbidden things. Aside from the fact that all of us with vocal cords or keyboard fingers do, in fact, possess the mechanical abilities to say all these supposedly unspeakable things, declaring something completely off limits instantly makes it all the more enticing to the would-be rebel. Nobody like being told point-blank what to do.
I'm with the subjective people here. Using slurs offensively is in very bad taste, but words themselves should never be outlawed.
Nov 7, 2012
commented on We Couldn't Have Done It Without Them
@85 is right. I can't remember how many times I, a generally straight guy, have been called a faggot by shitheads. It's become one of those things where even though we might not specifically play for the same team, we play for the same team. If nothing else, we're all anti-shithead.
Though I have long-held issues with voting, I voted for the first time in my life this election, largely because I'm from Wisconsin and Scott Walker went on his rampage against the teachers' union my mom is part of. I'm glad I helped fight the shitheads out here, and I'm glad everything seems to have worked out amazingly.