Kelly L
The Portland Triangle. Portland - OR, ME, TX
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Survivor of the AIDS holocaust of the 1980's Witness to the callous disregard of human… more »

Nov 30 Kelly L commented on The Fight Over a Weed Farm on San Juan Island.
The plaintiffs come across as real assholes.
Nov 23 Kelly L commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Dear Old—Really Old—Mom and Dad.
Elections as well as votes have consequences. There is no reason to go to this event. They've made their bed let them dine and die alone.
Nov 14 Kelly L commented on I, Anonymous.
"We need to learn manners" - you're fucking nuts, and an asshole. I will never be polite to a racist, misogynist, homophobe, or even a mother fucking Republican.
Nov 6 Kelly L commented on Savage Love Letters of the Day: Screwing Trump Supporters.
Telling the writer to Fuck Off was the most satisfying thing I've read this election.
Oct 28 Kelly L commented on Ammon Bundy and "Vanilla ISIS" Crew Found Not Guilty of All Charges in Oregon Standoff.
The prosecution failed their burden of proof. I don't blame the jury or the defendants (for the verdict) just the failure of the prosecution. These men have been found "Not Guilty" not innocent, and in the words of Blackburn, Voltaire, and most recently Benjamin Franklin: "It's better for 100 guilty men to go free than for a single innocent man to be convicted"
Oct 4 Kelly L commented on A Letter from a Millennial Who's Worried About "Tribalism" and "Post-Truth Politics".
@5 - As a POW John McCain suffered enough that I can forgive his racists leaning toward North Vietnamese.

As a POW who suffered torture and then endorsed the US use of torture, I cannot forgive him that crime against humanity.
Oct 4 Kelly L commented on A Letter from a Millennial Who's Worried About "Tribalism" and "Post-Truth Politics".
Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.

What lessons can be learned from history? That demagoguery and propaganda are useful strategies for political power. @3 & @4 want the reader to believe that it is the left that uses these tactics. I disagree. Research the "dog-whistle" politics of the late 20th century and decide for yourself.

As a gay man I've seen the GOP embrace the "Religious Right" for decades. I've seen the GOP remain silent while horrendous calumnies were heaped upon my community, not just silent but actual embracing of the hate speech to gain political power.

Now we see the alt-right trying to convince today's electorate that somehow advocating for equality is "racist" because ??? - That the GOP really cares about minorities because ???

The AIDS crisis of the 80's and the callous disregard for our lives was merely one unforgivable sin of the GOP. I proudly declare my disdain for their party and personal disgust of anyone supporting them. This is absolutely identity politics and I'm proud to identify as a Democrat - a bleeding heart liberal democrat at that.

Life isn't easy, we all weigh the sins of others and decide for ourselves how best to proceed. Look at the policy platforms of the two parties and decide for yourself which party best represents your values (at the party's best) - No party is without sin.
Sep 23 Kelly L commented on Mariners Suspend Catcher Steve Clevenger Without Pay for Black Lives Matter Tweets.
Not good enough Mariners. Fire this racist.
Sep 6 Kelly L commented on Phyllis Schlafly.
I don't mind speaking ill of the dead. When that woman was alive she made me ill. I'm feeling much better now.
Sep 1 Kelly L commented on To Us, Erin Jones Says She Made Mistakes. To Her Funders, She Says We Twisted Her Words..
This looks like a vendetta. What did she do to deserve this all out hatred?