What he said

Dan Savage um… savages the Seattle Times for today’s editorial on the shooting at Folklife.  It’s worth the read.

(As for me, I blame the victims.)


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    “As for me, I blame the victims.”

    Of course. I mean, shouldn’t the victims take personal responsibility for their own safety? Semper paratus and all that?

    Just like those soldiers in Iraq whining about body armor and armored Humvees. Sheesh…take some personal responsibility and stop looking to the guvment for free handouts!

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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    If nuts are outlawed, only outlaws will have nuts….or something like that.

    Seattle Times: They PAY people to write that drivil? What gives?

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Speaking of ridiculous editorials:

    A week or so ago a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. currency discriminated against the blind, presumably because they had no way of determining the denomination of the bill.

    I didn’t read the decision, and just shrugged. Folding currency seems to be going the way of the Do-Do bird, anyway, so I figured the problem would fix itself.

    Then I read an editorial from one of my old home-town papers. The columnist (I think he was a grandson of the founder of the paper), made some comments about how the blind should just “cowboy up”, and show some resourcefullness, and overcome their problems.

    “Changing the size of our money? Encrypting bills with Braille? Oh, please, the only thing we need to change is some attitudes and obviously the place we must start is on the U.S. Court of Appeals.


    After all, they could just fold the money differently to show the different denominations, couldn’t they? Or use a credit card instead? I guess he never considered that the clerk could see that they were blind and rip them off (“okay, here’s two five’s and a ten as change, snicker, snicker”), or ring up the credit card transaction as a higher amount than actually purchased.

    After that, I was convinced that the court ruling was right, and dang it if we shouldn’t change the currency. Nothing gets me more irritated than having a wealthy newspaper heir lecture the disabled about how they should stop whining and “toughen up”, so that he isn’t inconvenienced in the slightest.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Speaking of other inane commentary:

    Fox News Analyst Michelle Malkin ties Rachel Ray to terrorists, saying that the scarf she is wearing in her ad for Dunkin Donuts is “”distinctive hate couture”, “popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos”.

    Rachael Ray ad pulled as pundit sees terror link

    Surprisingly, Dunkin Donuts pulled the ad. They should have stood up to her McCarthy, red-baiting tactics and called her the liar she is, and demanded a public and on-the-air apology.

    What I’m trying to figure out is what resources I have to enfluence Fox News by boycott or protests (none), or Dunkin Donuts (a little). But I’m a little concerned about punishing the victim, even though they showed an appalling lack of backbone for being a corporate giant.

    Maybe it’s time to target all of Fox New’s advertisers?

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    michael spews:

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I feel so much better abouyt America knowing that crazy people on Methadone can purchase handguns and get concealed carry permits.

    Somebody needs to start a PAC: Mentally Ill Drug Addicts for Gun Rights!

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Okay, I’ll fill out the federal firearms purchase questionaire. Which one of the voices in my head should provide the answers?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 Yeah! The victims should have been packing heat in ankle holsters too, and as soon as they got shot, they should have fired back! That would have solved everything! In fact, there probably wouldn’t have been any shooting at all if everyone who went to Folklife packed heat! An armed society is a polite society!

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    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    You don’t need to pack heat everywhere you go, just when liberals are around. hehehehe

    Ann Coulter humor..just kidding. Wait no Iam not. roof roof.

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    correctnotright spews:

    Savage is hilarious – Jane’s ignorant canine is just plain stooopid and NOT funny.
    That is a classic blog that dissects the pathetic Seattle times piece for the blathering mediocrity it is…it brings sarcasm to a new level. Sweet! It humiliates the “reaoned” suburbanite” crap and gets at the real issue – how a methadone user and schizophrenic can get a concealed gun permit – a bit lax in the rules there?

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    Marvin Stamn spews:

    4. rhp6033 spews:

    about how the blind should just “cowboy up”, and show some resourcefullness, and overcome their problems.

    I wonder how blind people ever got along in the past.

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    Marvin Stamn spews:

    5. rhp6033 spews:

    Surprisingly, Dunkin Donuts pulled the ad.

    Of course they did, no surprise. It was simply one of karl rove’s tricks to gently remind the general population that the war on terror is as close as the local donut shop.
    I can’t believe you didn’t know it already. Do you know who owns dunkin’ donuts?