Nov 5, 2011
commented on "A Republican License to Bully"
It's interesting that there are some bigots and crypto-bigots who routinely post here, and whose beliefs are not in accordance with the morals of the majority of the rest of the community. Thus presumably based on their own logic and that of the Michigan law we are entitled to bully them for this?
These people enjoy the act of posting, and they enjoy the reactions that they create. They feed off it as it reinforces their own sense of superiority. You will never convince these people, they are not open to be convinced. They will not learn, except perhaps how to be more effective bigots. All you can do is studiously ignore them, and perhaps in doing so give them a taste of the powerlessness that a child bullied for their sexuality might feel.
Oct 9, 2011
commented on Hey, Stupid Fucking Anti-Vaccine Baby Killers: Stop Killing Our Babies!
@50 the only reason that you think that this is an obscure disease is because 90%+ of people have been vaccinated against it. If everybody decided to protect their children against vaccines you would soon find out that Polio, whooping cough and friends became a lot less obscure.
in 2005 in Northern Nigeria—a country which at that time was considered provisionally polio free—an Islamic Fatwah was issued declaring that the polio vaccine was a conspiracy by the United States and the United Nations against the Muslim faith, saying that the drops were designed to sterilize the true believers. Subsequently, polio reappeared in Nigeria and spread from there to several other countries
Sep 21, 2011
commented on Control Tower
Erm - the lead singer of Right Said Fred is famously and indeed obviously not straight.
Sep 19, 2011
commented on Prejudice
@8 The hatred is against red haired guys, red haired girls get a pass. It's also only against the Titian red shade, rather than strawberry blonde or auburn.
In the UK the epithet 'ginga' (pronounced with both g's hard) is used to describe us.
Sep 10, 2011
commented on Hateful Homophobe Orson Scott Card Thinks Hamlet Should Be More Homophobic
The funny thing is that in the Alvin series he wrote a set of books that are in many ways very gay friendly. They deal with how hard it is growing up different from the people around you, hated because of something you can't control. They have a villain who is a superficially righteous religious leader, but who has no love in his heart.
If all you read was his Alvin books you'd assume that he was a NALT mormon,
Apparently instead he's one of those people that thinks that all bigotry is wrong, except against gay people - then it's ok.