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kingAzdak

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468 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Death Penalty for Miam... · 0 replies · +1 points

The NCAA seems to have made it pretty clear they're not in the capital punishment business anymore. Still- if even 50% of Yahoo's report is true, if any circumstance called for it, this sure as hell does.

468 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Death Penalty for Miam... · 0 replies · +1 points

What Miami is accused of is much, much, much worse than anything USC was accused of (and I say this as a die-hard USC hater).

Also, a fella named June Jones might take umbrage to the idea SMU hasn't recovered.

470 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Conservatives Yell Fou... · 0 replies · +1 points

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486 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Crass Gossip Roundup · 0 replies · +1 points

Poor Bret. Feeling a little irrelevant?

FRANZENIZED

486 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Question of the Day: F... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Autumn of the Middle Ages Johan Huizinga
It's both the best cultural history I've read, and just beautiful.

487 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Question of the Day: W... · 1 reply · +4 points

[youtube fUq9hynzCVo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUq9hynzCVo youtube]

Somehow manages to be funny and deeply, deeply sad at the same time.

487 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Question of the Day: W... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hells yeah.

487 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Question of the Day: W... · 0 replies · +1 points

That show was almost shocking in how adult it was at times. The Killer Croc and Clayface origin episodes were heartbreaking.

487 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Wednesday Daytime Open... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's a fair point. I'd say that the general line of argument isn't that anybody should be prevented from joining the military, but more that it's  a red herring cooked up to promote the idea that queer people are just like everybody else, at the expense of much more serious issues. I'd also say that most of the people making this argument are making it as part of an overarching socio-political one, and aren't super-keen on a mostly poor-people military, in general, gay-friendly or not. 

487 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Wednesday Daytime Open... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very well put, and in hindsight I think you're largely right. His apparent not-giving-a-fuck-ness is his most lovable trait. That said, I do think there's something profoundly assimilationist (if not in an HRC-way, exactly) about Dan Savage's ethics on a fundamental level, embracing and even lionizing as it does the inexorable march of the market-transaction model into every facet of life; a lot of times it seems like nonchalant love-realpolitik dressed up as something else entirely.