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Oct 10, 2013 povertylaw commented on Lindy Wins at Life.
Congrats, Lindy. You're truly one of the best things on the internet.

Except kitten videos. They're THE best.
Sep 14, 2013 povertylaw commented on Age of Consent.
What difference does it make what the age of consent is when a victim comes forward and reports non consensual sex and the authorities decline to arrest, charge, and prosecute. Or worse, the legal system permits the revictimization of the victim on the stand in an way that isn't permitted for any other crime.
The problem is rape culture, not an arbitrary age cut off where consensual sex automatically becomes rape.
Feb 16, 2013 povertylaw commented on The Time Has Come to Watch Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven.
I could never watch a movie with an apostrophe error in the title.
Nov 5, 2012 povertylaw commented on The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!.
I stopped watching this show after the interminable hunt in the woods for the little girl. I just happened to catch this episode last night. When Lori came on, I said to my husband, "I hate her. I hope they kill her off this episode."
And they did! It almost made me want to start watching the show again, since they're obviously listening to my comments and fulfilling my wishes on demand.
The problem is that every time I tune in, I just cheer for the zombies. Fuck I hate that fucking show.
Oct 9, 2012 povertylaw commented on America's Closeted Atheists.
Atheism = lack of belief in a god, not belief there is no god.

There's a meaningful difference here that most people seem to miss.
Sep 21, 2012 povertylaw commented on Will Churches in Washington State Be Forced to Perform Same-Sex Weddings?.
How's this for Catholic wedding rules?
My father, who is not a Catholic and never went to church of any kind, has been married TWICE in a Catholic church.
My mother was raised Catholic, so that's how he got through the first time. The second time, God appears to have overlooked how he cheated on wife #1 with wife #2 while wife #1 was dying of cancer. But since wife #1 had died, the Catholics welcomed him back to be married with them a second time.
Talk about getting away with a technicality.
Sep 21, 2012 povertylaw commented on John Corvino: "If Gay Marriage, Why Not Polygamy?".
A big issue with legal polygamous marriages is with divorce. We would need to come up with a completely different way of dealing with the division of matrimonial property, spousal support, child support and child custody.

I'm not saying that it can't be done, but that there's a lot of legal work (and re-work) that would need to be done to make it feasible.
Feb 7, 2012 povertylaw commented on Penn Jillette Thinks Lindy West Is a Cunty Cunt!.
Lindy, I'm sorry that you had to read this about yourself, even from a douche like him.

And for all of you calling out David's use of "nigger" in his comment: his use was an exact parallel of Penn's comment about Lindy. The fact that most of you can't see that shows how completely ingrained (and acceptable) misogyny is to all of you.

It's a sad day here today.
Oct 17, 2011 povertylaw commented on I Love Television.
Walking Dead is the stupidest fucking show on television. And that's saying something.
Oct 17, 2011 povertylaw commented on The Big Year Is a Terrible, Terrible Movie.
Isn't this the movie that is "Eat, Pray, Love" for dudes?

Obviously, it's shite.
 

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