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  •  I was thinking 16 but that doesn't change (1+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive

    what I'm saying but so much.

    point taken about the hazing being voluntary though

    This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

    by mallyroyal on Thu May 10, 2012 at 10:54:44 AM PDT

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    •  This hits a particularly personal nerve for me (1+ / 0-)
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      since this exact form of bullying happened to my high school boyfriend (held him down, cut his hair off). It was very common in my area and was a way that jocks "showed superiority" to the less "normal" kids. Along with generally beating the shit out of us, smacking us with eggs, cutting brake lines, that kind of crap. My response to this is extremely poor because of that experience. I never even considered the issue of hazing.

      I take your point though that if Romney were a kid, which is arguable here, it could open up a lot of dumb investigation into all sorts of people. The whole "people in glass houses" thing is understandable. And the perception of a pissed off white jock vs. an "aggressive black man" doesn't exactly hold the same tenor in our society, unfortunately.

      Romney is a sociopath, and sadly, there are some people who will care more about how his dog was treated than this guy he bullied... it's fucked up.

      You might want to re-think those ties. - Erin Brockovich

      by mahakali overdrive on Thu May 10, 2012 at 11:44:05 AM PDT

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      •  the kid thing. (1+ / 0-)
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        18 vs. 17.  we've been calling a 17 year old that was gunned down a kid so I'm not all super ready to call someone who may have been numerically 6 months older than that a man, selective service notwithstanding.

        at 18 I was a drug selling hood consorting with murderers and robbers.

        I'm so sorry about your ex.  I'm certainly not condoning the assault.

        I dunno.  I just think it's wrongheaded to go after this particular incident as a standalone.  as part of a narrative, sure, but I keep thinking about what we haven't yet heard about "that one time obama was coked out of his gourd and..."

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Thu May 10, 2012 at 11:55:01 AM PDT

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