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Jul 28 bareboards commented on I, Anonymous.
Or maybe ARTY "could just shut up"?

Perhaps look in the mirror and take his own impassioned advice?

(I'm not a hipster, by the way. I'm a 62 year old accountant who is puzzled by those slouch hats and the soul patches or whatever uniform is currently extant. I have been terminally uncool my entire life and have never understood the desire to BE cool. I do, however, yearn to be kinder than I actually am.)
Jul 26 bareboards commented on Tommy Pico's IRL Is Better Than the Internet.
Did anyone else think he was wearing a Star Trek uniform?
Jul 22 bareboards commented on I, Anonymous.
I came to make a similar comment about the inappropriate artwork.

Why are people talking about "the homeless" as if they can be all lumped together as one monolith?

This I, Anonymous is an individual who was touched by kindness and got out of there.

This carping -- and that artwork -- is seriously off-topic.
Jul 13 bareboards commented on New Column!.
One thing about this column you might want to consider editing -- the phrase "and now police officers."

I don't want to rain on the funny parade, but police officers have been murdered with easily accessible guns for a long time.

It's nothing new, and acting like the event in Dallas is a first is one of the reasons some police officers are angry as fuck. They go to work with a target on their back and they sometimes don't come home.

I'm all for extensive gun safety measures. Restrictions on high capacity killing machines and accessories. And laws that hold trigger happy (and fist happy) law enforcement officers accountable.

That phrase though... gasoline on a fire at the wrong time, dudes and dudettes. Wrong time.
Jul 8 bareboards commented on I, Anonymous.
I take comfort in wishing birthday greetings to my deceased loved ones. Tell them I am missing them.

I did have someone I didn't know comment on one birthday greeting to my beloved cousin Gaylan that he had died. We ended up sharing stories about him, and it was lovely.

I recommend the same approach to you. Don't get mad and complain here. Tell the person who you THINK made a mistake.

You might end up with a soft moment of comfort shared.
Jul 6 bareboards commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Taking a Break, Breaking a Heart, Casting a Ballot.
I would love it if the LW would drop in and comment on this stream.

Loads of straight-up unvarnished advice being offered here -- just a repeat of Dan, really, but harsher.

Does he hear this? Does he know about the fear women have of angry ex's? Will he read that book mentioned?

He did a great thing writing in for advice. The question is -- will he take it?
Jun 21 bareboards commented on A California Woman Is Accusing Donald Trump of Raping Her When She Was 13 Years Old.
Ditto to pretty much everything above.

I hate Cheeto Chump, don't get me wrong. But really.
Jun 20 bareboards commented on Bernie Supporters Plan to Disrupt Acceptance Speech by First Woman Nominated by a Major Party With "Fart-In Protest".
Given the level of incivility we have sunk to, I'm all for farts rather than actually yelling and verbally interrupting her speech.

Besides, who is going to suffer the most? The gaggle of Bernie supporters. Sitting in their own fumes and the fumes of their neighbors.
Jun 20 bareboards commented on How the Internet Turned Us All Into the Audience on Jerry Springer.
Mob Mentality. Villagers with pitchforks.

None of this is new.
Jun 14 bareboards commented on The Orlando Shooter Might Have Been a Twisted Closet Case.
@1

Yes. Thank you. Perfect.