Mar 14, 2013
commented on Child Rape, Inc.
@7 it isn't simply the number of predators/child rapists among the priesthood that makes the Catholic Church so worthy of scorn. It's the number of enablers, right up to (at least until two weeks ago) the very highest level of the organization. I know if a teacher at my local public school was accused of one incident of child rape, the superintendent wouldn't be covering it up, making excuses, or allowing him within 10 feet of a classroom from that day forward. That's how decent people respond. Too few decent people among the bishops, cardinals and Popes.
Mar 5, 2013
commented on Here Is a Thing That Exists (Needy Ferret Edition)
I put $2000 into an injured stray cat. After her ordeal, she turned out to be a really good pet.
I did not contribute to the bills for my mother's open heart surgery. I felt she pretty much brought that on herself via a lifetime of smoking, eating badly and not exercising. And "not getting around to" purchasing health insurance.
Reading it over, I think this is a pretty good summary of my character. Or lack thereof.
Feb 26, 2013
commented on "Why does he have boobs?"
I don't understand why the machine cares if a person has breasts or not. I guess I don't understand how the scanner works - I thought it was looking for things that aren't flesh and our bodies were incidental to the process. How would a woman with a double mastectomy fare?
Oct 24, 2012
commented on Not Everyone Disagreed With My Advice for LIFE
I think the simplest solution is, if you are a pro-choice, pro-contraceptives, pro-women's rights, heterosexual woman... don't have sex with a man who doesn't also support those things. On a practical level, it saves you from having tedious arguments and on an emotional level it punishes him for being an asshole.