Jun 23 madcap commented on Mayor Involves FBI in Hunt for Source in Stranger Police Union Story.
I offer wide exemption for pro-union liberals to tell the police unions to fuck off when appropriate.
Jun 23 madcap commented on Are Democrats Taking a Bold Stand on the Wrong Gun Control Bill?.
@5 I don't know about bills that made the floor but didn't pass, but there was a bill to expand the federal background check database, signed under Bush in 2008: http://www.latimes.com/la-na-guns9dec09-…

For Pelosi's time as speaker, action on gun control was politically difficult for the Dems in the House because that was the height of the Blue Dog Caucus, which was generally opposed to expanded gun control.
Jun 23 madcap commented on Are Democrats Taking a Bold Stand on the Wrong Gun Control Bill?.
The irony is that John Lewis himself was once on a no-fly list, so they should know how arbitrary and untrustworthy those lists are.

As far as I can tell, they were also protesting in support of the universal background check bill, but not as vociferously. That was definitely the better bill to be fighting for.
Jun 21 madcap commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Target Engaged.
This is really just semantics, but I don't consider "I'm not doing [thing you want me to do] unless [thing I want to happen] happens" as an ultimatum.

Why? Because there is no threat that if [thing I want to happen] does not happen that there will be repercussions. That is, she's not threatening to break up with him if they don't get engaged; she's simply saying she doesn't want to to move in with him until they get engaged, otherwise she's content with the status quo, relatively speaking.

On the other hand, if her boyfriend demanded that they move in together or he will break up with her, *that* would be what I consider an ultimatum.
Jun 4 madcap commented on I, Anonymous.
Who ships wedding bands without requiring a signature?
Jun 2 madcap commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Do All Gay Men Have Anal Sex?.
@44 LW is a trans man, meaning he was born a biological woman, so would not likely have been "one of the guys" before coming out/transitioning.
May 31 madcap commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Do All Gay Men Have Anal Sex?.
There's some projection going on right here cause as a straight man (who has tried it) I can attest wholeheartedly that not all straight men like to fuck ass.

And, I dare say that many straight men who have an interest in fucking ass have never actually had the opportunity to do it, so in those cases you can't really say they like to fuck ass, you can only say they're interested in trying it.
Apr 29 madcap commented on The Return of Youth Pastor Watch.
I don't want to be misinterpreted as defending bigots here, but I think we mischaracterize their arguments when they talk about men entering women's bathrooms with perverse intent.

The less overt bigots at least are not saying that trans women are threatening children in bathrooms (granted that many not accept the existence of transgender as a phenomenon). They're ginning up fear of non-trans predators entering bathrooms and either claiming protection under laws and policies meant to protect trans people, or just relying on those policies to keep anyone from being suspicious of or complaining about them.

It's bullshit of course– it's not like there's a horde of molesters who were just waiting for trans-friendly policies in order to start invading our restrooms. Anyone willing to do that is already doing it, and if they get caught it's going to be for doing whatever perverted thing they went in there for, not for using the facilities as they were meant to be. But I think we need to answer this part of the fear or else we risk allowing it to fester, Prop 8-style.

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Apr 15 madcap commented on Savage Love.
If the guys isn't disgusted with the idea of selling his used underwear, offer to be the middleman. You don't thing to get weird.
Feb 16 madcap commented on South Dakota Becomes First State to Pass Anti-Trans Student Bathroom Bill.
He's never met a transgendered person that he knows of, because presumably he hasn't been checking fellow bathroom users' genitals or chromosomes.

Come to think of it, how do we know that Governor Daugaard is using the appropriate bathrooms? Maybe someone at the statehouse should give him an official look-see.