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Got to experience Dave Chappelle's utter train wreck of a set in Hartford tonight. Crowd was awful and would not stop yelling, so he sat on the stage in front of 10,000 fans, smoked cigarettes, read from a book, and talked about random shit until his 30 minutes were up, then promptly left. Crowd booed him off stage, but in my opinion it was really the crowd's fault for it. Be prepared to read about this in the news. It was a very surreal moment. I've never seen anything like it before.
On a brighter note, Dimitri Martin performed a surprise set, Flight of the Conchords was good, and the other comedians were very entertaining.
When the white male is shot dead, the event is over and we don't need to worry anymore. When we're still looking for a bombing suspect two days later, there's reason to worry. Hence terrorist. Also we still have no idea the agenda behind the attack, hence terrorist.
Following that logic, once the suspect in this case is caught in this case he/she will no longer be a terrorist?
he was obviously raised on a different enviorement than mine, hell, it would be extremely idiotic of him to play the hero if he doesn't have a gun, or what's worse, if he had one but didn't know what to do if the robber turned back on him, as he said.
Actually, I was raised in a rural Wisconsin farm town where everyone has guns. I've been around guns my entire life. I also live in a city now that has a very high crime rate and I deliver food to all sorts of people.
The point I always make here is that it is not my right to take another human being's life, no matter how they have wronged me. It is also, I believe, no one's right to take another human life. I believe taking a human life is a lot easier and impersonal with a gun, and allows for those who may not be physically stronger than others to be equalized in the life-taking business.
And...as I knew would happen with the flaming, your "bigoted" comment is uncalled for. Just because I disagree with someones bedroom kink (Sprint was right, I used the word fetish, it's actually a kink), and that lifestyle being forced upon us as "normal" does NOT color me a bigot.
I take it that you haven't quite figured out yet that intolerance is a one way street, you're only intolerant if you disagree with the "progressive" vision for the future.
I say let them keep up the name calling. Every time they call you a name without basis, they're dulling their ammunition as well as letting their ugly hatred and real intolerance show through.
I think we shall see in 30-50 years who is bigoted. The same argument was made by the racists during the Civil Rights era.
I'll begin my post by saying I do not believe in morality. I believe situations that require a decision by an individual are presented, and in that precise moment we make a decision. Morality is a great thing to philosophize about on a rainy afternoon, or late at night when the lava lamp is on, but I doubt its role in the decision-making process. Individuals weigh whether an action is "good" or "bad" by their own moral compass in real time. Each compass is attuned to the life experiences of the individual. Universal morality is a politician's term.
With that said, I do not support legal prostitution. Most philosophical counterarguments will probably be superior to my justification. However, I have seen first hand how prostitution can destroy a person, a family, and a community. I'm not going to go too far into detail here because I have to go to work, but I will say that there is absolutely no way that the state or federal government can feasibly regulate prostitution. Placing its legality in the hands of a bureaucracy may make people who do not participate in prostitution feel better about themselves, but it will not have a significant impact on how the prostitution business is conducted.
This is not a two-party system, it's just that the majority of people do not vote for other candidates. In the 2012 election, we have the Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Justice parties as well as the Democratic and Republican parties. The ideologues in those parties scare me more than most Democratic or Republican candidates.