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Nov 5, 2011 waffre commented on "A Republican License to Bully".
@99: You say: "A man and woman join in a lifelong union sanctioned by the society in which they live, and more often than not have kids. Because raising children in a stable environment capable of passing on the larger culture is deemed a worthy goal we incentivize this with the formal and legal recognition of marriage."

And that is exactly why we SHOULD legalize gay marriage. Because a large number of those gay couples will adopt children who would otherwise NOT be raised in a stable environment. I was adopted, and although my parents happen to be a hetero couple, it's one of the main reasons I advocate for gay marriage. I could have been less lucky than I am. I could have languished in a foster home until my teens. Gay couples are more likely to adopt older kids rather than holding out for an infant to adopt, and those older kids are the ones who most desperately need a stable home.

@81: it's worse than that. Here's what I seemed to see:

Seattleblues -asks for evidence that gay suicide can be caused by bullying
venomlash -provides evidence that gay suicide can be caused by bullying
Seattleblues -says, "this study just says that gay suicide can be caused by bullying, that's nothing new" (paraphrased here, naturally)
-and a post later has gone back to saying he doesn't know whether bullying is the cause of higher suicide rates among gay youth! And uses it to defend his position that you shouldn't make laws based on something you can't prove, when he just admitted that it was not only proven but apparently common knowledge that kids who are harassed by their peers are more likely to commit suicide!

I have to say though, I disagree with your ideas about iguanas, because when you look at the data, it's clear that the average annual rainfall in Connecticut is MUCH too high for them to live indigenously. I kind of hate to say this, but I think the only real option is to put them all down.

(In all seriousness, thank you for providing those data. They were enlightening, and very interesting.)
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Nov 5, 2011 waffre commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father.
@92; I have to disagree. Perhaps being hit with a belt as punishment rather than some other form of discipline used to be common, but even in those days the majority of parents doing it did it reluctantly because they thought it was good for the child in the long run, and NOT screaming obscenities at the kid and shouting, "I'll beat you into submission!" THAT's what makes this guy a sicko, not the fact that he hit her as punishment, or used a belt.
Sep 28, 2011 waffre commented on "Santorum Catches Fire".
Looks like they changed the title.
Sep 9, 2011 waffre commented on SL Letter of the Day: A Lovely Problem To Have.
Lots of people have fantasies that they would never (or only under very specific circumstances) think about realizing, or ones that simply can't be realized. Stop worrying about it, and you'll feel better.
Sep 9, 2011 waffre commented on Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee, Will Be Hearing From the ACLU In....
Well, what do you expect from a district that can't even spell "Sequoia" right?
Aug 24, 2011 waffre commented on SL Letters of the Day: DTMFA-a-thon.
@14 Maybe he meant "twincest"?

Yeah, all these MFs in the letters are abusers, plain and simple. The only way they'll ever change is if they get shown that that kind of shit won't be tolerated.
Aug 24, 2011 waffre commented on I Have Nothing to Say to Tony Perkins.
"homosexual extremist" *chortle*

Aug 24, 2011 waffre commented on There Is No "P" In "LGBTQITSLFA".
As far as I was aware, "queer" simply meant "not straight, and there's no need for you to know more than that unless you want to date me."
Aug 16, 2011 waffre commented on Bachmann's Anti-Gay Record.
I liked when she said, "I'm involved in serious issues." This is true, in that she has serious issues and she's self-involved.
Aug 16, 2011 waffre commented on Rick Perry: Fed Chief a Traitor to the United States, Should be Lynched.
I missed the colon the first time I read the header, which resulted in it looking like Rick Perry fed the Chief a traitor and should be lynched.
My only other comment on this article is that it is clear that Rick Perry has his head up his ass. I'll leave it to the more eloquent Sloggers to hash it out about just how far. I will say though that his quotes were mischaracterized somewhat in that he didn't say the fed chief is _already_ a traitor.