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Re: “My Little Brony

And it would be just as creepy if women watched a show meant for boys, right? And being creeped out just means Elinor and friends are the "normal" people, the cool kids, not that they have lots of gender double standards, latent homophobia and transphobia, right? They aren't standing with the bullies who beat up gender non-conformist boys their whole damn lives, right? Because bigotry against gender non-conformist males isn't really bigotry since it is bigotry against someone with male genatalia. And the suffering and plight of real-life gender-nonconformist boys doesn't matter. Because even though they are always abused growing up, often rejected by their own families, and discriminated against their whole life is still okay. And it's okay to make fun of because other people do it, and because the targets of the bigotry are male. Glad we got that straightened out, genius Elinor!

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Posted by mikenathan on 07/13/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Judge Casts Down Oregon's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Perriguey worked on this alone for months while the supposed gay rights leaders at BRO tried to make him stop because they were just sure it was the wrong strategy. BRO will surely admit now they were wrong and apologi-- oh wait, it appears BRO is now trying to take credit for this victory. Alrighty then.

My family has been paying the "gay tax" for years, and we've watched helplessly as donor money was frittered away on causes that have nothing to do with gay rights, on lobbyists who don't do anything and, unbelievably, on a campaign to convince supporters NOT to ask voters for marriage equality in 2012. Perhaps now that marriage equality has been achieved in Oregon, the gay money gravy train that has kept the current batch of boneheaded "leaders" fat and happy will hopefully come to an end.

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Posted by mikenathan on 05/20/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

JDowdy is angry because somebody called adult females "girls". Surprising she doesn't also chastise the Merc for not using the "wymyn" spelling.

I've never heard anyone complain about adult males being called "boys", which of course happens just as often.

Some people's lives are so devoid of meaning that they have to find some way to be a victim so they can go around tilting at windmills. Well, JDowdy, there are plenty of real examples of sexism, so you can still go around being all bitchy to everyone but it would be awesome if you could pick a real thing to nag people about.

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Posted by mikenathan on 10/18/2013 at 4:28 PM

Re: “A Punch in the Mouth

"I still haven't seen any attempt to evaluate contrasting studies on the effectiveness of fluoridation worldwide".

Styrofoam, does it really make sense to ask a weekly free paper to evaluate thousands of complex scientific studies done over decades? What is the Merc's research budget I wonder. I would think you'd need a whole government agency with lots of qualified scientists (maybe it could be called the Center for Disease Control and Prevention), but yeah I forgot that any idiot can just read a one or two science studies and suddenly be an expert on anything. Not sure why anyone bothers to get fancy degrees and certifications anyway, probably just to conform to corporate culture and stroke off The Man. How DARE the Merc reporters trust the national health authorities! I AM SHOCKED!!

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Posted by Michael Burdick on 05/31/2013 at 3:32 PM

Re: “The Sanest Arguments Against Fluoride...

Thank you this is just the article we need! It will be such a shame if we vote this down. If it fails, I will be so ashamed of us as a city. I never imagined thinking that living in a vibrant, creative, liberal paradise could have a downside.

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Posted by Michael Burdick on 05/01/2013 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Waiting for Marriage

Yes, so glad we waited to ask for our rights. Because trying to win it in the 2012 election would have been expensive and not a sure thing. BRO is right. Winning your civil rights is supposed to be cheap and easy, just like it always has been. Successful civil rights movements have always sat on their hands and waited around for things to get easier. I say we wait as long as it takes! What a tragedy it would have been to try too soon! Because of course all worthwhile election victories are cheap and easily won.

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Posted by Michael Burdick on 11/02/2012 at 12:57 PM

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