May 2, 2012
commented on Savage Love
There is a difference between a kink and a compulsion. You have to consider if the kink can bring harm to the person. Licking feet is a kink. No one gets hurt. Ball busting and other genital torture could cause a medical emergency. This treads dangerously near chemical castration, but if you are compelled to self harm, medication (in this instance) is a positive solution.
Nov 22, 2011
commented on "It's a food product, essentially."
If it isn't 'any big deal' O'Reilly should allow himself to be pepper sprayed live on air.
Then we can all see how it isn't any big deal (and have the pleasure of watching him writhe in agony).
Jul 16, 2011
commented on An Apology
I wish that about three times a day. The fact that you beat yourself up about it shows you have a conscience. How many Republicans, "Independents", or Tea Party douchebags wish anyone slightly to the left of center dead and never agonize over that wish? Too many to count. You shouldn't waste time on guilt for thinking it. However, next time, don't say it out loud in public...
Jul 6, 2011
commented on Homophobes
@9 What possible reason could you have against gay marriage that was not bigoted?
It gives two consenting adults the same tax breaks, property inheritance rights, and hospital visitation rights any straight couples have.
Gays pay taxes and marriage is granted by the state not the church. Any 'moral' argument against it implies you're paying way too much attention to other people's bedrooms.
Please ask yourself why you believe you have the right to sniff about other people's crotches.
Jul 1, 2011
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Mom's Argument
Your mom is having denial. Adults aren't always as mature as you'd wish they were, and your mom is embarrassing herself. One day she might look back with regret, ashamed that she was so stupid when you could have used her support. I feel bad for you because she's what you have to work with. Hopefully she can get over herself, realize it's not about her, and you can just love each other the way a family should.
Best of luck to you.
Apr 5, 2011
commented on Saving Rep. Ryan
Well, if they tracked down this money (from an article by David Wood):
At least 91 contractors holding contracts worth $270 billion were the subjects of civil fraud judgments -- and in some cases criminal fraud convictions as well, many of which resulted in fines, suspensions or debarments. Even so, Defense Department contracting officers still assigned $4.9 billion worth of work with these companies after the fraud was uncovered, the report said.
We wouldn't have to look in the couch cushions for spare change.