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9:43 AM yesterday skyweaver commented on Federal Judge Appointed By Ronald Reagan Shreds Indiana's Lawyer During Oral Arguments About Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban.
If you want to hear just snippets of the recording, Slate has a nice breakdown of the highlights. I love the sound of fear being slowly broken down by the light of law and logic.

It really is a rare inspirational thing to listen to, isn't it?…
Aug 22 skyweaver commented on The Walrus Accuses Me of Saying Something I've Never Said and Refuses to Run a Correction.
I also put a comment down and while I was doing it about 4 or 5 came in at the same time all saying the same thing and asking the Walrus to amend the article. What a weird thing to have attributed to you, Dan.
Jun 27 skyweaver commented on Today's Republican Sex Creep Does Not Disappoint.
I know this is funny, but all I see is a person burying their somewhat charming fetish (who the fuck ever heard of cranking?) into religion and feeling enough shame to join a party where shaming every human thing is normal. Come on, dude. Start a chat room about cranking and meet other crankers. And feel better.
Jun 23 skyweaver commented on Whenever Anyone Says They're Not Comparing Gay Marriage to Slavery....
"The country, by the way, doesn’t agree with same-sex marriage," Reed concluded.

Ralph, stop reading the data the only syncs with your opinion. You make yourself look so stupid. The vast majority of the country is just fine with gay marriage. Not just your bigotribe.
Jun 23 skyweaver commented on Christian Radio "Personality" Arrested.
Paid administrative motherfucking LEAVE???? God DAMMIT that pisses me off! What is it about NOT RAPING CHILDREN is difficult? DON'T FUCKING DO IT, and if someone you've hired does it, fire them and call the police. While you're beating the shit out of them from sheer rage. Though that last bit may or may not be advisable and maybe won't help things.

Jesus Christ, I hate this world sometimes.
Jun 20 skyweaver commented on Falling Out of Love With New Pope.
Like you, Dan, I was raised Catholic and about 20 years ago realized it was doing nothing for me. Too much institutionalized bullshit. But for the first time in, well, ever, I at least see possible hope for less bullshit with this new pope. He seems to be much more along the Jesuit-y lines of "don't be an asshole and help people who need help" rather than drawing lines around groups and people and deeming them bad or wrong. This is by way of saying that my first thought is that I wonder if he's invited the groups there as a way to open a dialogue - them on one side saying 'fags should die' and him on the other saying 'don't be an asshole' but dressed up in nicer language. I have no idea, maybe he's an institutional pope asshole in sheep's clothing, but so far I've been pleasantly surprised by some of the things he's said and done.
Jun 12 skyweaver commented on Fuck Off, Texas.
@51 - you're proving my point. You seem to have no ties to the state, therefore all your information is coming through news stories which only tell the shitty side. So you can be as aghast as you want to that someone would want to live there, but just as you can go to Manhattan and find an arrogant homophobe, you can also go to a really tiny town in the middle the Texas prairie and find people who love their gay family members fiercely and have no trouble telling anybody who is an asshole about them to fuck off. There are many people who are quite comfortable living in a state that you consider a horror story, but they're comfortable in there because they're comfortable with themselves, and further they are NOT comfortable with the terrible policies of the Texas GOP, and some of those people are Republicans. But you wouldn't know that because you've never been there and yet you are really content to tar and feather a large population with one brush because you insist on believe that ALL of them hold beliefs that are terrible. There are good and decent people who ARE changing things in that state. Don't be such an asshole just because you don't know them personally.
Jun 12 skyweaver commented on Fuck Off, Texas.
@38. I sympathize with you.I grew up in Texas in a fiercely progressive family, everybody I know and love still there is pretty Dem. Lots of polling data is showing some shifting attitudes and a lot of Repubs are becoming more than a little uncomfortable about what their party is doing. But you can't fault people with zero context or personal history with the state who are horrified, because the headlines consistently make Texas look like a clusterfuck of idiocy and bigotry.
Jun 12 skyweaver commented on Mormon Church Stops Pretending It Gives Two Shits.
Read "Leaving the Saints" by Martha Beck, an hilarious and very good read about leaving organized religion (one that is institutionally cruel to anyone not white and male). If you've ever felt alone in a struggle to find yourself, her book'll make you laugh and feel much better.
Jun 12 skyweaver commented on Fuck Off, Texas.
MAN this guy's a smiling, arrogant prick. The innocent eye-batting "why, we just want people to have a choice" - it's worse than an all-out bigot hollering how "homaseckshuls are icky and shouldn't be allowed rights" - at least the bigotry is out in the open. You can deal with it up front, or at least try. This guy is just dark-behind-the-light. The level of polite assholery makes me want to put my fist through a wall. It's truly illness-inducing.

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