Jun 28, 2015 mshawn commented on Accept the Apology, Already.
I'm a big believer in forgiveness, but let's not pretend that Iggy playing a gay pride event is some kind of act of atonement. She was going to be paid a pretty substantial sum of money to perform.

Actions are worth more than an "Oops, I'm sorry." If you are truly sorry, donate your time or money to an appropriate cause. Don't simply issue a statement written by your publicist.

Dec 23, 2014 mshawn commented on SL Letters of the Day: Suggested Language.

Fuck that noise. Parents that try to dictate their adult childrens' lives are abhorrent, judgmental, controlling assholes. They deserve no sympathy or respect. Mormon mom sounds like she's as despicable as she is hypocritical.
Oct 28, 2014 mshawn commented on Spotted in Ballard.

Congratulations on threatening to do what every republican since Nixon has been trying to get you to do--vote based on your fears instead of what's in your best interests.

Unless you are a convicted felon, no one is coming for your guns. So your wingnut paranoia has no basis in reality. If you love your gun more than you love LGBT equality, women, minorities, the poor, education and the environment, then you were never really a liberal to begin with, but just another "I got mine so fuck everyone else" asshole. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
Sep 2, 2014 mshawn commented on Last Night on Twitter.
I know spouses have to stay together, but this is ridiculous. You are either wearing the world's biggest pair of blinders or Terry has you fully dickmatized. Tom's tweet is a typical nonsensical politician's tweet. Terry's response is beyond dickish.
Jun 2, 2014 mshawn commented on BREAKING: Woman Not Wanted at Gay Orgy! Must Credit HuffPo!.

How the fuck is a private suite a semi-public space? How is it misogynistic to politely explain to a woman that she has happened upon a male-only sex party to which she was clearly not invited? Private sex parties, even ones with lots of people, are not semi-public.
May 23, 2014 mshawn commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations in The Atlantic.

You read the article but are clearly too stupid to understand it. Your posts are comprised largely of incoherent babble. I was really trying to understand your point, but I can't figure out what it was.
May 23, 2014 mshawn commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations in The Atlantic.
If you are focused on the details of how reparations would work or the likelihood that they will ever be awarded by Congress, you are kind of missing the point of Coates' article. He's not proposing a detailed program he thinks the government should adopt. He's laying out the historical case for why black people deserve reparations. As a historian, writer and intellectual, that's his contribution. It's up to policy experts and politicians to figure out practicalities and up to the citizenry to put pressure on our politicians if we think it's a worthy cause.

It's hilarious to me that someone in a comments section thinks they've have won the argument by saying, "Tell me exactly how such a program would work. If you can't, then your full of shit." None of us are claiming to be policy experts.
May 22, 2014 mshawn commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations in The Atlantic.
It seems most people who are commenting did not read the article. This is not merely about reparations for slavery but for decades of discriminatory practices, often backed by federal and local governments, that led to the current racial inequality in America.

Reparations can take many forms other than just cash to individuals, but the historical wrongs perpetrated against African Americans are undeniable. Those who think blacks should just "get over it" are like Coates describes in the article--expecting a black man to stop bleeding the moment after he's been stabbed 10 times.

May 21, 2014 mshawn commented on Twitter Is So Fucking Delicious Right Now.
For just one day, perhaps we could change the definition of Santorum to, "The frothy mix of bitter tears and cheez whiz that is sometimes the byproduct of binge eating cheese steaks after a federal judge you endorsed legalizes same-sex marriage in your beloved home state of Pennsylvania."
Mar 15, 2014 mshawn commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Ex Files.
#20s follow-up seems to confirm my original thoughts on the LW--that she's a self-important attention whore who is less worried about the feelings of her exes than she is with continuing to receive their attention and validation after she's broken up with them.