Lissa is armed and frivolous.
Jun 8 Lissa commented on Ijeoma Oluo on "Trickle-Down Progressivism".
@30: I <3 you.
Jun 8 Lissa commented on Ijeoma Oluo on "Trickle-Down Progressivism".
@27: So it bothers you that people whose issues have always been on the back burner want them on the front burner where yours have always been.
Jun 8 Lissa commented on Ijeoma Oluo on "Trickle-Down Progressivism".
@23: Hey there Cato! Citation please. Or perhaps you'll just beat a hasty retreat like you did yesterday in the Morning News thread.
That seems to be your MO. Make an absurd statement then run away.
Jun 8 Lissa commented on Ijeoma Oluo on "Trickle-Down Progressivism".
So many white men telling people who are not white men how they should think, or write or be.
@5: What in the name of all that is holy does a job she used to have have to do with anything? Dan Savage used to be a waiter. Patty Murray was once a house wife. I mean come on, try harder.
Jun 8 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@28: Well.....there are a lot of us.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@24: I am sincerely sorry you endured such an appalling and terrifying event. Your response to it is disjointed which is understandable. You feel both guilt and relief that it wasn't you who ended up dead. It is very hard to process, and I hope you have, and continue to, find support. The universe is capricious, that it was him and not you is not your fault.

@25: No. No it is not an appropriate sentence for three felonies. Unless you are advocating for wholesale sentencing reform and not just that this one delicate flower of the upper middle class be spared the consequences of his actions, may I suggest you stop showing your ass.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@21:
1) You seem to have difficulty with the concept of a statistical anomaly and how much weight it should be given when considering a set of data.

2) You also are prone to false analogies. Brock Allen was convicted of three separate felonies. Unlike his sentencing for those felonies, his vilification is entirely appropriate.

3) The fact that many, many, many, well really most, actual rapes are not reported in the media does not mean they don't happen, or that those incidents, according to every study, ever done on the subject do not vastly out number the incidents of false claims of rape or false accusations of rape leveled against specific individuals.

Time to turn over your fucking coin bertha.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@19: The silly statement in this case is allllllll yours. How you interpreted the phrase "look askance" to be a call for execution without benefit of trial, or really a call for execution at all, is.........
Wait. It's another one of your little puzzles isn't it?
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
@13: Do be a dear and read my response to bertha above, and please, in future, try to refrain from embarrassing yourself.
Jun 7 Lissa commented on Brock Allen Turner “Got Far More Than 97%-98% of Rapists Do”.
Again bertha, a handful of cases out of thousands. Thousands bertha.
The victim of a crime should not be presumed guilty full stop.
Allen was convicted of three felonies. 6 months in jail is not an appropriate sentence in any way shape or form. The low end of the sentencing guidelines is 6 years. Do not presume to tell me that I should be satisfied.
I invite you to read the statement made by his victim and then reflect upon the insult you level at her by presuming that
1: She should be satisfied by this sentence and 2: that fucking money would make it better.