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Electric Larry

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Name: Simon Moon
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Current location: Shouting “theater” in a crowded fire
Member since: Thu May 20, 2004, 05:02 AM
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And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds~ Are immune to your consultations; They're quite aware of what they're going through…

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I don't think that splitting the difference on opposing marriage equality, prevented an amendment.

I think that what kept a constitutional amendment from happening is that the bar for a constitutional amendment is set pretty high, and even at their peak the power of the so-called "values voters" was vastly overinflated by the media.

If anything, a good chunk of the power they did wield at the time may have been due to the lack of inspiring, morally clear (and by this I mean, displaying moral clarity on not just support for equality, but things like opposing the iraq war, etc) leadership on our side of the aisle.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:35 AM (0 replies)

Any thread that boils down, at it's core, to "DU talking about DU" is politically useless to me.

And that applies to people who have and continute to mistakenly conflate their own personal board grudges or other grinding axes, with some larger political reality.

I dont miss meta, not THAT much.

And I dont make the mistake of thinking that people who made me mad once, are somehow representative of anything more than chafing personalities on one small corner of the intertubes.

There are people who live and breathe DU-drama, same as it ever was. People who want DU to be about DU, all the time, every day. Same as it ever was, fo' sho'.

I am not one of those people.

This response is not about, or not not about for that matter, your OP. Just a general statement.



Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Oct 23, 2015, 06:49 PM (0 replies)

So you'd let people in pain suffer because you're mad someone may get an unauthorized buzz?

Either we GET TOUGH ON TEH DRUGGGGGZ- which, as we know, works fuckin' great as an approach- or we accept that the price of adequately managing the pain for people who need it is, some folks will abuse prescription meds instead of turning, say, to street heroin.

To my mind it is morally inexcusable to make pain patients jump through ridiculous hoops because we have the moral panic authoritarian police state mentality that has its number one priority keeping anyone from getting high.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Oct 19, 2015, 04:13 AM (0 replies)

I dont tend to PM people out of the blue. It feels invasive.

Some people here even seem to think it's unacceptable for certain people to even repsond to their public posts, ive noticed- like they've got these little preprepared lists of who is "allowed" to talk to them or not. It's weird. I mean, it's a message board. There is no list of "you can respond to what i say -- but you can't" i mean, what the everloving fuck is up with that?



Obviously that's over the top and probably indicative of some deep seated... Something, but in the interest of not stepping on toes i just dont PM people without having a good prior relationship; or checking in with them first.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 08:28 PM (1 replies)
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