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Nov 24, 2014 Cascadian commented on The Seahawks Won. I Told You So..
19 points? It would have been 26 if Russell Wilson hadn't put down his knee on the last play. It was the safe non-asshole move but for insufferability's sake I was hoping they just powered it in for the TD.
Nov 14, 2014 Cascadian commented on What Are the Parallels Between Birth Control and PrEP?.
The difference is that pregnancy did not in living memory kill hundreds of thousands of people in the prime of their lives in this country.

That HIV is no longer a death sentence does not change that it was. And while another future AIDS may be unlikely, some people will continue to exercise precautions that kept them alive until now. I think it's reasonable for some people to make a different risk assessment, but I don't think those that are more cautious should be attacked for that view unless they are calling people Truvada whores or otherwise being assholes.
Nov 11, 2014 Cascadian commented on The Morning News: City Opens Emergency Shelter in Response to Cold Weather.
It would be nice if a woman could express an opinion without being called a stupid bitch. But at least the kneejerk misogynists make themselves easy to identify so that the rest of us can ignore their blatherings.
Nov 3, 2014 Cascadian commented on The Seattle Seahawks Are a Quantum Football Team.
It's to early to say if they really suck or it's just the injuries. But this team looked really good against both Green Bay and Denver, so I think the potential's in place to make a run, maybe even win the division. They're in second place, and as bad as they've been at times, they're half a game up on the Niners. They're likely to split with SF and finish second in the division. They're likely to beat the Rams at home. And taking Arizona at home, even as good at Arizon is, is hardly impossible. So the difference between 8-8 and 11-5 is how they do in non-division play. And if they get enough people healthy, they just have to beat Arizona twice and keep pace with both Arizona and SF over the rest of the schedule to win the division.
Sep 3, 2014 Cascadian commented on Those Leaked Celebrity Nudes: Have You Looked?.
Put me in the didn't look, didn't care to camp, and I'm a straight man. I don't know who any of these people are, I can find pictures of random naked women on the Internet at any time if I want to see a naked woman who isn't my wife, and so there's no particular curiosity involved.

Even if these were people I cared about and I thought they were hot, I probably wouldn't bother. But I'm not particularly interested in celebrities as sex objects and never have been. And the privacy issue is real.
Aug 29, 2014 Cascadian commented on Please Stop Fighting Over Reclining Seats on Airplanes.
@5, no. Paul is right. Don't recline. The damn things should be locked in the upright position for any daytime flight. It is clearly unjust for one person to decide to recline and thus make the decision for every person behind them in their section that they must also recline or else choose to be squished. You don't own every space behind you, just your own. Which means no reclining unless the person immediately behind you consents.

Unlike Paul, though, I think the blame is not just the airlines. It belongs to people who think their comfort is more important than the comfort of multiple other people. It's rude and inconsiderate.
Aug 25, 2014 Cascadian commented on Hillary Clinton Ignores Questions About Ferguson.
Clinton would not blunder like W, though. It's a low bar but foreign policy is unfortunately a lost cause. The differences on domestic policy are stark. Clinton is about where any center-right party would be in most developed countries, and the Republicans are insane. There is no progressive or even truly left-of-center domestic option. There's no way to build one in the time we have before 2016, and our country's electorate probably will never support one (even countries with a strong left-wing political culture like France are in the grips of center-right policies these days).
Aug 25, 2014 Cascadian commented on Hillary Clinton Ignores Questions About Ferguson.
Yeah, but she's a liberal Republican (like used to exist), which is still better than any of the people who actually call themselves Republican.
Aug 25, 2014 Cascadian commented on Hillary Clinton Ignores Questions About Ferguson.
Hillary Clinton was a volunteer for Barry Goldwater, who opposed the Civil Rights Act, in 1964. She played on racist fears in the 2008 election to win votes in Appalachia. Her husband played race cynically for votes more than once, too. I have no doubt she's a middle-of-the-road Democrat these days and much better on issues of race than the Republicans, but is it really so hard to accept the possibility she might just be a little bit racist?

I still expect to vote for her, because what are the alternatives, really? But she's not a great progressive voice on any issue.
Aug 12, 2014 Cascadian commented on Bernie Sanders Should Challenge Hillary Clinton for the Dem Nom.
@7, If it's Hillary Clinton vs. any Republican, including Rand Paul (who used to have an anti-interventionist stance but has jettisoned it entirely), I bet you vote for her.

The primary is where we get a chance to register our opposition, and hopefully force her to adopt positions more liberal than she prefers. At the very least, it would be good to force a more liberal running mate on her. I'd like to see Sanders give her a real challenge, and then use his influence to lobby for a younger liberal figure as Hillary's VP. Unfortunately, you can't have two people in or on the verge of their 70s--Hillary will be 69 on election day and turns 70 in 2017--running on the same ticket.

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