Jun 13, 2014 Ian Awesome commented on Heads Up, Trans Activists.
You are no ally, Dan, so I don't know why you feel entitled to comment on anything having to do with trans issues.
Mar 4, 2014 Ian Awesome commented on Imploring Bi People to Come Out is Biphobic.
I really really wish Dan Savage would just STOP TALKING ABOUT MULTISEXUAL PEOPLE.
May 4, 2013 Ian Awesome commented on The Late Saturday Morning News.
Give me a fucking break. You're right, I should totally get a face full of capsaicin for flipping someone the bird. You're an idiot.
May 3, 2013 Ian Awesome commented on Watch SPD Liberally Apply Pepper Spray to Protester Faces.
Oh, you guys.

I have to admit, I was pissed when I saw some of the jackassery that is going on in this thread, but whatever. I have been to literally dozens of protests and have never touched a police officer. I'm not stupid. I don't like being arrested, I don't let being beaten, and I would never attempt to physically interact with police in a way that could result in my injury or in legal repercussions. No, I didn't touch that damn pig's bike. You guys are clearly having difficulty watching the video.

Here's what happened:

After having multiple flashbang grenades (which, btw, have tear gas inside) thrown at my legs, I turned around and saw the woman being ushered away from the line of police. She looked terrified, so I came up and tried to direct her and the medics assisting her to a safer place (you know. A safe place where there weren't armed thugs spraying burning liquid on people). I then turned to the police line and addressed an officer: "Are you proud of the riot you guys started?" keeping in mind, of course, that the protest was without incident until a brutal arrest pissed off the crowd.

At that point, one tried to punch me. It didn't work and I turned to him to tell him to keep his dirty fucking paws off me and then I got a face full of pepper spray.

The entire time, of course, I was walking backwards to avoid touching the police, and one commenter is correct: I was obeying the police directive to move back.

Also, the one idiot up there (@14)? Fuck you. We exist in a capitalist system and if the government didn't purchase my meds, I would die. I would rather, however, that they were free and that all HIV patients had equal access to treatment without the consideration of profit, and that's one of the many reasons I "decry the system." I suspect you actually don't know me as well as you let on, and if you actually are around me, uh, ever, feel free to come up to me, let me know that you were the asshole on the Slog who brought up my HIV, and tell me to my face what you think of me. Otherwise you are just, like the rest of the police apologist trolls on here, a cowardly shit who sits at home fapping to themself saying naughty words on the internet.
May 2, 2013 Ian Awesome commented on Late-Night May Day Wrap-Up.
Yeah, the reason Brendan doesn't make a big deal about the shit thrown at cops is because there was VERY LITTLE SHIT THROWN AT COPS. The vast majority of violence happened yesterday at the hands of Seattle's "finest."
Apr 12, 2013 Ian Awesome commented on 'Mo-Wave Is the Queer Festival You've Been Waiting For.
While the "it's impossible to make it all inclusive" is probably a tiny bit true, it is certainly not DIFFICULT to make an all-ages show in Seattle. There are quite a few venues that are all ages. It's difficult, perhaps, to make an all-ages party at CHOP SUEY, which I feel is perhaps the subtext we should be reading here.
Mar 22, 2013 Ian Awesome commented on Obama Exceeded My Expectations While Touring Israel.
Likely the reason Netanyahu had lunch with him later is because he knows Obama will do jack squat about Israel's racist policies. Why should he be pissed when we're still going to back Israel anyway?

Also, Canadian Bacon is an idiot. Just had to say it.
Feb 27, 2013 Ian Awesome commented on Grand Jury Refusers Katherine Olejnik and Matthew Duran Are Free.
Now to get Maddy out of there! Yessss!
Feb 11, 2013 Ian Awesome commented on Grand Jury Refusers: So What Can I Do About It?.
Oh, Fed-loving Slog commenters. You have once again outdone yourself in your lack of analysis, compassion, and general humanity.