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Dec 27, 2013 Sassy Dog commented on Bad Signs.
Hey Ciena, please be sure to continue following up on this issue. The chorus seems to want to keep conversations "private", but as an organization with a 30 year track record of ignoring this issue, and as a non profit serving the public, they really have no right to expect that deaf patrons would be willing to address this in private. It's a patronizing place for the chorus to be coming from. Check the chorus schedule and ensure you attend some future performances with deaf patrons so you can continue to keep this story in the public eye. It's an injustice that needs to be made right. The ASL interpreter should be there to meet the accessibility needs of deaf patrons; he should not be a performer for the whole crowd.
Feb 19, 2012 Sassy Dog commented on Mass Uprising.
If the Catholic Church has failed you, and you are looking for a progressive church home where gays and lesbians are welcomed along with anybody and everybody else, and where you don't have to leave your brain at the door, any Pacific Northwest congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC) would be thrilled to have you. See They have so moved past all of this conservative, hateful ridiculousness that the Catholics, evangelicals, and Mormons seem to keep stirring up.
Apr 5, 2011 Sassy Dog commented on Seoul Tore Down a 14-Lane Elevated Freeway Running Through Downtown. How Are They Doing Now?.
Any decision is better than the endless wrangling and paralysis that is so typical of Seattle.
Oct 14, 2010 Sassy Dog commented on Why The Stranger Is Wrong About Everything.
Unpaid intern, have you ever had a partner? If so, you would know that as soon as two people live together a government is formed, complete with laws, taxation, and even some coercive violence, and, most likely, you won't approve of all those items but you'll accept them as the price you pay to enjoy the other aspects of the relationship.

Of course, in a relationship, most of this is probably not written down (unless you are married and there is a prenup) or even formalized. When LOTS of people live together (like, 350 million people, for example), that informal governance model doesn't work so well, so we come up with imperfect agreements that give us as much freedom as possible while enabling us all to live together in a relatively peaceful manner that lets us keep the things that belong to us.

You'll probably never change your outlook, as I actually don't share the opinion that others have that age moderates beliefs - people are as likely to entrench themselves in their ideas as not. But you can rest quietly at night with the knowledge that the existing system of laws, government, and taxation will all provide the safety and freedom you need to hold and espouse your ideas.
Oct 14, 2010 Sassy Dog joined My Stranger Face