commented on Savage Love
I felt for the LW a bit. Yeah, we all have 'shudder' moments from early fumblings, people we shouldn't have been with, doing things we regretted later.
He got a boner and came in his pants during a make out session. She didn't quite understand it, got scared and grossed out.
If she was still 14 she'd deserve a hug, warm cup of cocoa, and a belated talk about the birds and the bees.
Instead she allowed it to eat away at her for seven years and has grown into this irrational person who is considering stalking him online, demanding apologies, making thinly-veiled threats to call the police.
So this makes me wonder if she's ever gotten a wet and tingly feeling in her panties while making out without asking for permission? If so, doesn't she need to apologize and register as a sex offender? Or is it only the male sexual response she finds disgusting and criminal?
commented on I, Anonymous
@5 I made no claim to be an expert on the subject and conceded that the author "may be right". Read again and you'll see I'm challenging Anon on their anti-business stance. A cheesy emotional appeal with 'for-profit' as the reason the chute is sad deserves to be questioned, so I questioned.
@9 Nice try, sis, but wrong. My liberal credentials are legit.
commented on I, Anonymous
Costs money to collect all those donations, maintain the chutes, package the clothes, ship overseas or drive it to where it is needed in bulk.
Typical anti-business young liberal who doesn't take the time to dig deep to report the details of anything before declaring it evil.
You may be right, this company might be making millions of dollars off of used clothing donations or they could be charging a nominal per-pound fee to cover the costs of business plus (Oh My!) some profit to incentivize further expansion and investment.
Isn't it more important, fellow American consumer, that you have so many choices on where to bring your barely-used mall clothing when it goes out of style?
commented on Tornado Truthers
It's scary but all sane people can do is keep track of this shit and throw it back in candidate's faces when they run for office.
For some reason the GOP and Tea Party (if there is a difference anymore) are pretty off the rails leadership wise. Not that I agree with conservative politics but I have many friends and relatives who are both fiscally conservative and also lament their leadership choices.
During an election season those types of voters will be turned off by crazy-candidates and, while they may never vote liberal, they may be uninspired to vote at all, which ends up being the same thing.
commented on Rightwing Anti-Gay French Activist Commits Suicide at Notre Dame Cathedral
@10 Dan is a reporter? Thought he was just a blogger/advice jockey.
Are we supposed to be held hostage from learning about world events because some mentally ill person may do something drastic?
I would say it's the dramatic reporting of normal suicides that trigger normal people with mental issues, not this Cathedral Kamikaze
commented on New Gun Enthusiast...
@40 It's a reference to the book Freakanomics, which demonstrated statistically that swimming pools kill far more children than guns each year.
Gun right's advocates like to use it as an argument against gun control, that one should ban pools first because statistically they're more dangerous.
It's a fair question but doesn't take into account adult deaths, or the 'terrorism' aspect of an armed and irresponsible society. As dangerous as pools are, no adult lives in fear of one like they do of people with guns acting stupid or doing evil.
It's also an error for them to frame it as an either/or problem. We should be trying to solve both gun death numbers and pool death numbers.
commented on SL Letters of the Day: Just Say No to DSGs
Took me awhile but I think I get it.
What the LW is saying is that DSGs she's talking about are not interested in the kissing for any kind of sexual charge. That it is more like a "I dare you to go make out with that girl - or look at me world, aren't I crazy and adventurous?" more than "I'm drunk and horny and feel like making out with that girl".
The former is cruel. The latter seems like a (hot) win-win because the kissing was about being sexual with that person in that moment no matter what their orientation.
Trying to translate it to XY, I would think it would be the difference between a girl making out with me as a prank vs a girl making out with you because she thinks you're hot (or hot enough with her cosmopolitan-goggles on).
"These days I avoid the entire conundrum by not intending to meet people at drunken revels."
These are words of wisdom...