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Comment on: Ferguson No-Fly Zone Was Aimed at Media
Posted 11/02/2014 08:18:15 EST
"The conversations contradict claims by the St. Louis County Police Department... that the restriction was solely for safety and had nothing to do with preventing media from witnessing the violence or more »
Comment on: Bruins Sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to One Year Contracts - bruins blog - Boston.com
Posted 09/29/2014 02:02:52 EDT
They'll both still be RFAs at the end of this deal. more »
Comment on: Empowering Makeover for Maynard Handicapped Spaces
Posted 08/28/2014 01:14:35 EDT
Just a heads up that no one involved in this "empowering" re-do of the handicap is a wheelchair user. As a wheelchair user myself, I find this project super condescending and not at all empowering. I more »
Comment on: Macyâs to Pay $650,000 to Resolve Bias Inquiry
Posted 08/20/2014 11:53:03 EDT
They don't, though. In my years of retail experience (thanks history degree!) it's white people - white prep school kids in particular - who shoplift the most. Bored white kids whose parents shield th more »
Comment on: Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson - Nation - Boston.com
Posted 08/16/2014 02:32:58 EDT
Don't lie. If a half-dozen looters erases your sympathy for a community that watched cops gun down their unarmed neighbor, you never had any sympathy to begin with. Property is replaceable, especially more »
Comment on: Marchand Makes a Miraculous Recovery After Taking a Hit to the Knee - bruins blog - Boston.com
Posted 04/23/2014 12:19:05 EDT
He said himself that it wasn't kneeing, that Smith didn't hit him, and that his right knee twisted and popped funny *when he landed*. It looked like a dive on live TV, but slowed down gifs you see tod more »
Comment on: Mass. domestic violence bill to be unveiled - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 04/02/2014 05:33:33 EDT
"we should keep in mind that the restraining order process (209A) is commonly used by divorce lawyers to assist woman in removing their husbands" Someone got lost on his way to r/MensRights, I see. more »
Comment on: Kayyem: Consider decriminalizing drugs beyond pot - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 03/19/2014 03:31:27 EDT
Yes, yes, yes, a million times, yes!
The "War on Drugs" has been an obscenely expensive failure. Anyone who wants to stop caging people up for non-violent drug offenses has my vote.
Comment on: Facing tough foe, man turns to comics collection - News Nation - Boston.com
Posted 12/01/2013 02:06:57 EST
I'm not the one responding from a place of ignorance; you are, Danskat. Did it ever cross your mind that I might be disabled myself? That I might be someone who can't walk, uses a power wheelchair an more »
Posted 11/30/2013 03:41:22 EST
"threatening to rob him of his ability to walk."
Oof. That's some melodramatic ableism there.
Comment on: 'Ender's Game' blasts to top of weekend box office - Movies - Boston.com
Posted 11/03/2013 11:07:30 EST
It's not Card's opposition to gay marriage that appalls people. It's his hatred of gay people. He's called them every name in the book, compared them to child molesters and blamed them for the perceiv more »
Comment on: Amputees learn to run again - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 10/07/2013 12:17:07 EDT
How about a story about the amputees who weren't "lucky" enough to incur their injury in a high-profile attack and who struggle to pay for a basic prosthesis and can only dream of blades? Instead of p more »
Comment on: What you really need to know about the stateâs new transportation law - Local news - Boston.com
Posted 07/30/2013 06:58:51 EDT
I don't understand why they don't create a "T Zone" for communities served by the MBTA and raise the gas tax just in those cities and towns. That would be fairer to central and western MA. Also, I h more »
Comment on: Naoko Funayama let go by NESN - Touching All the Bases - Boston.com
Posted 06/28/2013 01:00:52 EDT
So, in three years we've gone from two women on the Bruins broadcast to none.
Way to alienate the female fans who offer the potential for market growth. Brilliant business decision.
Comment on: New York soda ban ruling could affect Cambridge - Flash Player Installation
Posted 03/13/2013 12:25:30 EDT
I'll buy the "ZOMG MAH FREEDUMS!" outrage over limiting soda sizes at restaurants when I see the same outrage over size limits for beer at sports events and/or over MA's happy hour rules. You may not more »
Comment on: Windsor Button going out of business after 77 years downtown - Downtown - Your Town - Boston.com
Posted 02/07/2013 06:03:20 EST
Oh no! This makes me so sad! I've spent so many hours in there. I'll miss them terribly.
Comment on: Jeremy Jacobs on lockout: 'Nobody won' - bruins blog - Boston Globe hockey news
Posted 01/19/2013 06:51:27 EST
My response to Jacobs mirrors the response Deadspin had for Trump.
Comment on: Jamie McCourt says $131 million is not enough, sues her ex-husband for more - Boston.com
Posted 01/16/2013 01:04:28 EST
She's not a trophy bimbo looking for a handout. She's a lawyer and played an active role in the business that made them both wealthy. I know it's hard not to judge women you know nothing about, but sh more »
Comment on: Friday(ish) roundup - Miss Conduct - Boston.com
Posted 01/13/2013 12:47:22 EST
For some insight into why "creep" is gendered, you should read the essay "Schrodinger's Rapist." http://kateharding.net/2009/10/08/guest-blogger-starling-schrodinger%E2%80%99s-rapist-or-a-guy%E2%80%99 more »
Comment on: Dog Survives Four-Story Fall, Finds New Home - Lifestyle - Boston.com
Posted 01/06/2013 10:09:46 EST
A dog falls out of an apartment in Lawrence, leading to expensive veterinary care, and none of you wonder if maybe the family just couldn't afford it? Have any of you been to Lawrence? If they didn' more »
Comment on: Mass. bill would aid domestic violence victims - News - Boston.com
Posted 12/29/2012 05:41:08 EST
r/mensrights is that way ------->
Comment on: Asked to keep sex toys away from City Hall, Trojan plans visit to Boston Center for the Arts - South End - Your Town - Boston.com
Posted 11/27/2012 07:01:58 EST
"Mom? What's a 'vibrator?'" "You'll figure it out soon enough, then be terribly embarassed when you remember asking me what one was." There. Is that so bad? Would that conversation really be so trau more »
Comment on: Should birth control pills be available without - Flash Player Installation
Posted 11/23/2012 05:07:11 EST
"watch partner take her pill in front of him" That's out of line. Either you trust your girlfriend or wife, or you use a condom. Enforcing another adult's medication choices is creepy and abusive. Alt more »
Posted 11/23/2012 05:07:02 EST
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