Jul 19, 2014
commented on I, Anonymous
There's a quote I remember, possibly from Montaigne, that went something like "each man's shit smells good to himself." Seems to fit this ageist, classist douchebag to a T.
Mar 10, 2014
commented on Is The NAACP Staffed By Ghosts?
Um, how do clickbait posts water down ad revenue? I know jack about online ad revenue, but I sort of assumed that the purpose of clickbait was to increase it.
Mar 10, 2014
commented on What Comes After Not Being Granted a Special Right to Discriminate Against Gay People?
I have some sympathy for these folks, but I wish they'd keep their supposed persecution in perspective. Remember when a few Christian kids walked out of a journalism conference where Dan was speaking? I read an article in (i think) some evangelical rag or another, in which they interviewed one of the kids, who said he "felt bullied." He was described, if I remember correctly, as the captain of his high school's track team. And he felt bullied. Keep in mind, this was in the wake of massive news coverage IGB and gay teen suicide. It wasn't just some ignorant teenager, either. Lots of Christian conservatives were complaining about being "bullied."
Recently, Rod Dreher was complaining about anti-gay Christias being afraid of ostracism and job loss if they don't tow the line on SSM. He was doing this right around the time the Williams Institute put out a study saying nearly half of openly gay people had been harassed at work ,and some small but significant percentage had been fired or denied a promotion because of their sexuality. Hell, even frickin' college professor don't feel comfortable being out (from what I remember, one recent survey had something like 11% being out, and 90% percent of those being uncomfortable).