Oh, God, thank you. Thank you! Two of my friends posted that crap, and I so much wanted to say it made me puke (especially since, hello, how stupid do you think we are, those "job applicants" were acting). It might have been possible to stomach it if the payoff had been, "this is being a parent." But it wasn't, it was… » 4/15/14 9:50pm Yesterday 9:50pm

Do you really think that genuinely intelligent people give that answer, though? My sense is that that answer is usually given by people who like to think of themselves as intelligent, but don't enjoy engaging in much of that boring, pesky thinking business that cuts down on their free time. » 4/15/14 9:16pm Yesterday 9:16pm

Is a blanket statement always an untrue statement? The whole problem with a biased system — and I'm sure you're not trying to argue that the system isn't biased — is that it makes blanket statements more likely to be true than they otherwise would be. » 4/15/14 5:21pm Yesterday 5:21pm

You did not cause this guy to call you bitches. This guy's inability to understand that he doesn't get to sit with total strangers just because he feels like it caused him to call you bitches. He's an idiot, and as someone below pointed out, getting called a bitch by this kind of jackass is a badge of honor. » 4/15/14 2:05am Yesterday 2:05am

Just to make sure you understand — I was referring to "born this way" merely in the context of its use as anargument against discriminating against gay, lesbian, or bisexual people, rather than making a statement about the innateness or lack thereof of people's sexual and affectional orientations. I just think that in… » 4/15/14 12:30am Yesterday 12:30am

I'm not sure what you mean by "deconstruct" (not meaning that as an argument — I'm just really not clear what you're trying to say). The thing is, the ability to think through the consequences of an impulse is a hallmark of mental health. Not to mention that for most people, no matter how angry they are, no matter… » 4/15/14 12:16am Yesterday 12:16am

Yeah, forget it — it's pretty clear you're not going to accept my point no matter how long we go back and forth about this. FTR, I'm not Catholic, I have no stake in this, I'm just responding as an onlooker, and what I'm seeing is exactly analogous to the response I saw to Obama's presidency. He's been President a… » 4/14/14 3:30pm Monday 3:30pm