Mar 2 Xian-Qi commented on Jeff Sessions Lied Under Oath.
Bill Clinton was impeached and he kept on being president. Being impeached doesn't mean the president gets kicked out of office. So what will impeaching Trump achieve that impeaching Clinton didn't?
Feb 20 Xian-Qi commented on Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
I was confused by Maher's "That's reasonable" response. He has spoken out against the trans bathroom laws, said they're ridiculous, and just a ploy to bait liberals. So I don't know why he said that.
Feb 17 Xian-Qi commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
... because if we keep flogging the Jill Stein horse, maybe we can convince her supporters to take back their votes and save America. It's not too late! If I continued to whinge about primaries rigged against Sanders, and superdelegates and something that happened two years ago -- "Hillary is sitting next to the president of China!" --,you'd certainly be saying, "Election's over, give it a rest asshole."
Jan 31 Xian-Qi commented on ITMFA Update.
I wish Trump picked Rick Santorum for VP, because right now I'd love to see the sick irony of Dan and his flying monkeys working to make Santorum president. The fact that you somehow perceive a difference between Trump and Pence is odious. Do you not draw the line anywhere?
Jan 25 Xian-Qi commented on Impeach the Motherfucker Already!.
You think President Pence will be an improvement? Methinks we're better off with a stupid asshole who is poisoning his own party than a smart, vindictive asshole who will unite Republicans. Remember what we hated about Bush II? Mostly it was Iraq and American imperialism. Remember what we hated about Reagan? The potential for nuclear war with Russia. Trump doesn't want war with Russia or renewal of the American empire overseas. So let's be thankful for that and just let Trump keep tearing apart the Republicans. We should focus on how we're going to fight this bastard in the midterms and in 2020.
Jan 4 Xian-Qi commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Trump Supporters Want Invite To Their Gay Wedding.
If the Trump voters are opposed to gay marriage, they won't come to your gay wedding. If they attend your gay wedding, they will be more likely to be vocal supporters of equal rights by virtue of their exposure to your lives and your wonderful celebration of your commitment. If they come to your wedding and feel shamed (or don't come and still feel shamed), they will think you're assholes and become more likely to backlash against having their morals dictated to them.

Years ago, we in the gay movement said that simply being out of the closet and living normal lives -- proudly -- was the best way to combat homophobia. Show the homophobes that we are their friends, colleagues, neighbors. They will be more likely to accept other gay people and equal rights when they know that gay issues are their own issues when they touch so close to home.

We didn't say it was best to go, "Mom, dad, friends, colleagues -- I'm gay. And here's an envelope for your mandatory donation to LAMBDA. If you don't donate, get out of my life."
Jan 4 Xian-Qi commented on Buffy the Psych Prof: Someone You Should Follow On Twitter.
Did she submit her PhD clause-by-clause in a thousand Twitter feeds?

Anyway, the fact that she says she'll be paying back her student loans for the rest of her life and "that's okay" --- THAT'S the problem. Carrying that kind of debt for a lifetime should not be normal. "Real America" can't even afford college, let alone a PhD, and that's what creates the resentment. If she thinks it's okay to have that amount of debt -- and that most young Americans have the ability to even qualify for it -- shows some degree of being out of touch.
Jan 3 Xian-Qi commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Marathon Man & Woman.
*** complacency; Democrats who stayed home and didn't vote. ***

Election is way over. Time to stop using non-Democrats as your fucking punching bag at every turn. At least third-party voters had a conscience and exercised their democratic right. Trump lost by more votes than Romney won. Which means -- THIRD PARTY VOTERS WERE NOT THE PROBLEM.
Dec 28, 2016 Xian-Qi commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Dispatched To (And a Dispatch From) the So-Called "Friend Zone".
I'm a gay man and once had a couple of people like that in my life when I was younger. The best way to accept them as friends was for me to go out and date, have relationships, and a few broken hearts from other people. Basically, having your own life and your own experiences really does a lot to mature a person. It takes time, but just keep looking for another girlfriend, and if that doesn't work out, keep dating. And Dan's right, go with the Peace Corps, and if that's no longer possible, do some other volunteer gig somewhere else in the world, or just travel and work abroad for a few years. Get your own life and you'll be able to accept Kathy's (and others) into yours without hard feelings. Takes a while to build that, but make the effort.
Dec 23, 2016 Xian-Qi commented on The Rockettes Inauguration Performance and Trump's Nuclear Arms Race are the Biggest News Stories This Morning.
The decision was made by management "in conjunction" with the union. The union says they will be fired for boycotting. Some union!