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Well....there's the compremisis skit TGRR saw coming 5 years ahead of time.

He was a prophet.

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It's basic fucking critical thinking, FFS.

Which is un-American as fuck, and Hoopla oughta be ashamed of himself.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Swingers
« on: Yesterday at 04:36:08 am »
Yeah, I think it's basically another version of "I MUST SHAME ALL THE PEOPLE WHO AREN'T DOING IT JUST LIKE ME, IN ORDER TO VALIDATE MY WAY AND INVALIDATE THEIR WAY".

IME it tends to be an expression of insecurity, ie. they think they can banish their own questions about whether they are truly happy and whether the grass might not be greener on the other side by making the other side BADWRONG and UNACCEPTABLE. You see it with politicians who harp on the sanctity of marriage while fucking the interns, and with pastors who rail against the evils of homosexuality while sucking dicks in the back of a van the next town over. You also see it with poly people who insist that everyone is naturally non-monogamous and that if YOU were truly enlightened, YOU would be too.

Truth is, nothing is perfect for everybody, and it's also likely that nothing is perfect for anybody throughout the entire course of their life. That doesn't mean that people should change their relationship style or get married or get divorced or start sleeping around or stop sleeping around. Most people, at some point, find something that works pretty well for them, and if they do then sticking with it is probably their best bet. All it means is that at some point or multiple points it won't feel like it's working that great and everyone will be kind of unhappy with the arrangement, REGARDLESS of whether it was a monogamous arrangement or a polygamous arrangement or whatever the hell it might be. It's better for everyone if we all just recognize that and don't externalize it and project our own feelings of uncertainty onto other people or demonize the thing we kinda wish we were doing but have decided not to do.

That.  Right there.

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You couldn't find anything? Bill Murray? Mr Rogers? Doctor Strangelove? Not even Siouxie Sioux?

Mr Rogers is above all that nonsense.

Done.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Swingers
« on: May 27, 2015, 06:59:31 pm »
I think he's trying to shit on QG and I for not being monogamous, but it's really hard to tell.

On FB, I have people shit on me for being monogamous.  He makes about a much sense as they do.

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On another note, my dog died. I have a QA up at OHSU and a class and then I will bury him. EFO is coming home for the burial.

I am sorry about the dog, and I am sorry that EFO stayed away this long.

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Well that was a reminder for me not to judge because I don't know the backstory. I was all ready for Food Babe Guy to get an ass whoopin too.

I sort of feel cheated.  Like I'd give up what's left of my tiny, ragged soul for that, on the right day.

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I'm pretty 100% behind free speech, but those stats made it clear that there is a lot of privilege on my part behind that. I'll have to give it some thought.

I am not prepared to abrogate the right of free speech over an issue of privilege for reasons that should be blatantly obvious.

I would have agreed wholeheartedly half an hour ago. But seeing that it's mostly white people who think it's no a problem has made me pause. I'm not decided yet.

The rules are established by those, mostly, who have privilege.

So let's let them decide who gets to say what.


:banana:

YEP. THIS.

If hate speech is made illegal, I will guarantee you that the people getting prosecuted for hate speech crime will be overwhelmingly the disempowered.

Even if hate speech laws prosecuted no one but the privileged and didnt put minorities at any disadvantage at all they would still be wrong.

Well, of course.  But sometimes you have to approach this from practicality.

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I'll have to give it some thought.

What I really meant was "wait to see what Nigel says, because she's always right".

There's not actually a monopoly on that, despite appearances.

Nor is there anything wrong with having a friend who is usually right, when you think about it.  You have this person that you can destructively test your ideas against.


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Well, since the entire interbutts is dead, Ima go get sechs hair.

Yes, I know my head is bald.  I'll leave the whole thing up to your imagination.

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You couldn't find anything? Bill Murray? Mr Rogers? Doctor Strangelove? Not even Siouxie Sioux?

Mr Rogers is above all that nonsense.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Swingers
« on: May 27, 2015, 03:22:11 am »
I blame the troubadours for extolling the virtue of everlasting romantic love as an attainable goal.  It's just toxic.

Go soak your head.  It's awesome.

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Seems like. Not that often you get multiple bursts like last night, though. Usually just two or three single-shots.

I've never heard sirens after.
Wondering how I slept through a full blown gunfight in the neighborhood last night. My cup runneth over, really.

I heard that's what they use instead of bird songs at 82nd & Beach.

Quit top-posting, dammit.  It fucks everything up.

And no, Portland cops are too busy shooting people in the back of squadcars.  Coming to a place with actually dangerous crooks isn't their slice of pie, I hear.

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