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  •  Okay, now I'm once again unclear (2+ / 0-)
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    cai, AllisonInSeattle

    as to whether your part in the story happened or not.

    FriendlyNeighbor's comment, which you said is accurate, suggests that you made up your own part in the story for the sake of a dramatic flourish.  Is that how you understood the comment when you said it was accurate?

    •  Sorry for the confusion (1+ / 2-)
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      Lost and Found, cai

      My part in the story was true as well.  It did occur to me that my cousin’s husband was entitled to the share my cousin would have gotten had she not died; and it likewise occurred to me that Caroline’s moral claim to the money was stronger than his.  Only the part at the very end, where I stated that I was morally conflicted about the money, was disingenuous.  In other words, I kept the money.

      •  Right, then. (5+ / 0-)
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        Rieux, Lost and Found, cai, madhaus, kyril

        Seriously considering an HR for that disingenuousness, which was essentially jerking around your readers on the whole point of the piece.

      •  Sickening. (5+ / 0-)
        In other words, I kept the money.
        Oh, so that's funny, huh?

        The savage abuse of gay, lesbian, and transgendered people in this country is not a joke, asshole.

        Why don't you call up Janet Jenkins and tell her this "ironic" knee-slapper of yours about using the law to steal things from a lesbian you've never met? I'm sure she has a terrific sense of humor when it comes to that topic.

      •  How's this for irony... (2+ / 0-)
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        kyril, Cthulhu

        Fuck you!
        and the rest of your "family" for taking her money away from her.

        You are a worthless piece of shit.

        Your "diary" should not be in Community Spotlight, it should be HR'd into oblivion.

        You disgust me.

        I even have more disgust for you now since you clearly do not regret keeping the money... using my fight to be an equal part of society to assuage your guilt pisses me off to no end...  

        And just to be clear.... FUCK YOU.

        Radical Activist Homosexual Agenda: 1. Equality 2. See #1

        by skip945 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:15:12 PM PST

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        •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

          What the diarist is now saying is that (s)he didn't keep the money. Presumably (s)he did give it to Caroline. The idea—which (s)he has been entirely coy and snarky about, because it's so much fun to play hard-to-get with reality when it comes to supposed brutality directed at GLBTs—is that all the stuff in the initial diary about the "moral conundrum" of what to do with the money was "ironic." It was an attempt to be "literary." It never actually happened.

          The diarist is keeping the charade up now (such as in the comment you're replying to—"In other words, I kept the money") because (s)he thinks it's funny. Apparently pissing off GLBTs, who have to put up in real life with the very shit (s)he thinks it's a scream to joke about, is just a barrel of laughs.

          I can't disagree with your anger at this asshole, but I don't think (s)he's done the particular asshole thing that you believe (s)he has. (S)he didn't steal money from Caroline; (s)he merely treated the abuse of Caroline, and that of millions of others of us, as a fabulous subject for a sneering joke. A joke (s)he refuses to give up on, because our indignation at his/her apparent unapologetic homophobia is apparently so funny.

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        because I think it's important for this thread-let (as opposed to the diary at large) to be unhidden. Lost and Found's downthread citation to this diarist's previous (and more overtly hateful) diary ought to be visible to lurkers, I think.

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