Joseph in London
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Feb 12, 2012 Joseph in London commented on It's Not Over Until We Say It's Over.
I haven't been around for a while... has Seattleblues gotten worse? It seems like he's gotten worse.
Aug 2, 2011 Joseph in London commented on Did They Raise the Damn Debt Ceiling Yet?.
Um, I don't see how an opposition majority in the House dictating what gets passed is anything new? Yes, what the Republicans have been doing with holding the debt ceiling to ransom definitely amounts to terrorism in my point of view, but we (yep, the whole world whose economy depends on the US, which is why the 2008 recession became global) wouldn't be in this mess at all if you hadn't elected so many Tea Party candidates at the midterms.

I think it was childish of Democrats to hold up children's books in Congress explaining to first-term Republicans how a bill really becomes a law, but they had a point. There's nothing wrong with conservatism as a political stance - it's just an ideology I disagree with, and I'm closer to liberalism - but these people aren't conservatives, they're idiots with decent publicity and no understanding of American political process.

Don't be scared about Bachmann getting elected President, because she won't - but isn't it appropriate to be fucking terrified that she and others like her got elected to Congress and are currently part of the federal legislature?
Jul 19, 2011 Joseph in London commented on Marcus Bachmann Is Completely Heterosexual.
While picking on Marcus Bachmann's effeminate behavior does bother me, I also accept Dan's argument that it's morally justified because of his ex-gay camp. However, if we gave as many blog inches to Michele's idiocy, or even to the actual ex-gay practices Marcus was using, she wouldn't be polling so goddamn high. Just saying, taking the mickey out of a lisping homophobe may not be the best use of our time.
Jul 16, 2011 Joseph in London commented on An Apology.
I think I got the sentiment - that Arafat is a past problem, and I really wish these current Republicans were a decade-ago problem too. I mean, dumb comment, I thought a lot of the rest of what you said was insightful and your apology here is really classy. Do you know if Bill Maher will link to your apology?
May 15, 2011 Joseph in London commented on A Father's Lullaby.
Most of this is good, but since when is rape humor considered funny on a blog as left-leaning and sex-positive as Savage Love? I must have missed that memo.
May 15, 2011 Joseph in London commented on Your Daily Spot of Santorum.
@32 Damn right. Dan, your "hanging out with dead children" snark was sick. When you say shit like that you make yourself sound like the leftist equivalent of a hateful fundie nutbag. Please stop it. I enjoy reading your column and blog, but I don't want to read anyone who writes jokes that appalling.
May 15, 2011 Joseph in London commented on The Single Most Important Political Action a Gay Person Can Take.
Also, Dan, coming out is politically useful, yes, but may be personally quite risky. I don't think hounding people to come out is helpful at all. I say that as a pansexual man who isn't out to his parents.
May 15, 2011 Joseph in London commented on The Single Most Important Political Action a Gay Person Can Take.
@28 David Cameron (the UK's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, for those who might don't know) has said he's not anti-gay, and has made a couple nice-sounding speeches to that effect, but he doesn't try to bring about pro-gay policies, and he refuses to instruct his party to vote pro-gay, claiming that it's a "matter of conscience". The Conservative Party is mostly still virulently anti-gay.

I mean, their leader at least attempting to appear pro-gay is something good, but he's still an asshole and he hasn't tried to follow through on it at all.
May 13, 2011 Joseph in London commented on The New York Times Folds.
It honestly took me a couple minutes to be sure this was fake. I thought it would be "The New York Times Folds... in the middle, for easy carrying", or something. Then there was a link, and a story, and it sounded vaguely plausible. I'm an idiot sometimes.
May 9, 2011 Joseph in London commented on Concessions.
So hang on... an actual beaver? A primarily nocturnal, large, semi-aquatic rodent of the genus Castor? Stuck to his arm? For the entire movie?

I don't see how that can be spoiled, because it doesn't make any sense to me. :(