Nov 21, 2012
commented on Republicans Try to Figure Out the Problem with Republicans
The other problem is their other message: "We are your moral authorities". And that's a message that doesn't sit well with a lot of people, myself included. I could be much more easily convinced to engage in a conversation about differing views on fiscal policy if they would drop the pro-religion, anti-science, anti-choice, anti-women, anti-LGBT planks in their platform. Dropping the pro-war, pro-bloated-military bits wouldn't hurt either.
Nov 14, 2012
commented on Woman Dies After Being Denied an Abortion
This is so so sad. My heart goes out to this poor woman's family.
I can only hope that incidents like this help people realize that the words "pro-life" are bullshit marketing fluff because the more accurate "anti-women" just doesn't sound very good.
Also, I hope her family sues the shit out of the hospital, the government, and the Catholic Church. (If that's even possible. I don't know squat about the Irish legal system)
Nov 9, 2012
commented on Jews: The Other White People
@9 Despite the bullshit claims that various religions may have on the subject, no one is born belonging to a religion any more than they are born belonging to a political party. They are often, however, brainwashed at an early age.
Nov 7, 2012
commented on NOM's Sad Silver Lining
Does not compute, indeed. But then, if these people had minds capable of rational thought, we wouldn't be having these arguments in the first place. :/
Jul 30, 2012
commented on "Slightly Dangerous"
Meh. I've seen bigger. :) Seriously, go to Burning Man or Burning Flipside. There's usually at least one oversized Jenga set somewhere.