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Hey "Radical" Feminists

I think we agree on more than we disagree, not just on general issues but gender equality ones. I think we have especially disagreed on the porn thing. I am simply a 1st amendment cheerleader and will tend to agree with your despised 'men's group" on that. The whole "rape culture" concept is something I just won't comment on because nobody can agree on a definition of it. But I have learned from some of the prolific posters here that "no means no" should not be the advice. Only "yes means yes" should be what we preach. So I will go into the new year asking forgiveness for any offenses (though I still think many of you take a position on pornography that too closely resembles the right wing for my comfort.)

But God bless you all and I will always approach our disagreements with the assumption that you come from a well meaning (and maybe correct) progressive mind frame/

Many of you are fellow Texans and will be working toward the same goal I will be this year - Governor Wendy Davis.

Anyways, I ramble.

Solidarity in 14 is all I am saying.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jan 18, 2014, 08:43 PM (39 replies)

anyone else reading: The Loudest Voice in the Room?

Bought it today. Fucking page turner. O'Reilly's meltdowns and harassment suits, Beck's departure and Roger A's descent into paranoia - he thought Obama's reelection meant the DCC would try to assassinate him - not metaphorically, but for real.


Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jan 18, 2014, 08:09 PM (3 replies)

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is error, truth;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;And where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seekTo be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

This has always been one of my favorite reminders of what I as a Christian am called to do and be by Christ. Although it was almost certainly not written by its namesake, it is beautiful and powerful, Bishop Tutu called it an intregal part of his daily devotion .
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Jan 16, 2014, 06:38 PM (9 replies)

hey gen x, feel old yet?

This guy is the baby on Nirvana's Nevermind album cover.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Jan 16, 2014, 05:29 PM (20 replies)

Anti-Obama to stand his ground against the scary black man


Montana Expands Self-Defense Rights for Law-Abiding Citizens!

“This bill received overwhelming bipartisan support and NRA would like to thank Governor Schweitzer for signing the bill. Also to be commended are the efforts of lead sponsors, State Representative Krayton Kerns (R-58) and State Representative Deborah Kottel (D-20), for their continued support of the Second Amendment. The Montana Shooting Sports Association and Gary Marbut also played an instrumental role in this effort,” concluded Cox.

Anti Obama indeed
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:44 PM (9 replies)

GOP Congressional Candidate Doesn't Have A Problem With Spousal Rape

In 2005, when Black was serving in the Virginia House of Delegates, he made a speech in which he said he "did not know how on earth you could validly get a conviction of a husband-wife rape, when they're living together, sleeping in the same bed, she's in a nightie, and so forth, there's no injury, there's no separation or anything."

Where the hell do they get these guys?
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:05 PM (4 replies)

A prayer

For those who suffer for the sake of Conscience O God our Father, whose Son forgave his enemies while hewas suffering shame and death: Strengthen those who suffer for the sake of conscience; when they are accused, save them from speaking in hate; when they are rejected, save them from bitterness; when they are imprisoned, save them from despair; and to us your servants, give grace to respect their witness and to discern the truth, that our society may be cleansed and strengthened. This we ask for the sake of Jesus Christ, our merciful and righteous Judge. Amen.

BCP pg 823
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:09 PM (2 replies)

same sex marriage question for lawyers

Or at least someone with more legal training than my one year of law school ten years ago. Are those arguing in favor of marriage equality (by challenging state bans on 14th amendment grounds) using Scalia's dissent in recent cases to make their case?
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jan 14, 2014, 08:37 PM (1 replies)

Lawmakers unveil massive $1.1 trillion spending bill in bipartisan compromise

Congressional negotiators unveiled a $1.1 trillion funding bill late Monday that would ease sharp spending cuts known as the sequester while providing fresh cash for new priorities, including President Obama’s push to expand early-childhood education.The 1,582-page bill would fully restore cuts to Head Start, partially restore cuts to medical research and job training programs, and finance new programs to combat sexual assault in the military. It would also give all federal workers a 1 percent raise

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jan 14, 2014, 10:46 AM (0 replies)

a family member has offered to pay for me to get a concealed carry license

I am no gun nut but used to hunt quail a lot when my dad was alive so I am not unfamiliar with firearms and safety. I am going to take him up on it though I will never actually walk around town with a gun. But the class should be fun. Should I wear my Obama 08 shirt or my Gay Right are Human Rights shirt for the first class? Justice for Trayvon maybe?
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jan 13, 2014, 08:26 PM (137 replies)
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