Skip to main content

View Diary: Obama's Reassignment Surgery (83 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  No, I was not. (0+ / 0-)

    Reading through, I thought about the trans issue first, given that the title started with it, but by the time I finished reading, I hit the Obama=Bush part, which I knew would inflame an even greater number of site users, and forgot to mention the trans part while knocking that comment out.

    I had, of course, realized that I hadn't posted about the trans issue in my first comment, and posted other comments about the problem with the 'trans' part more than 2 hours before you decided to post this hit job comment on my comment.  

    But of course you didn't bother to mention that, but merely attack me instead.

    As you put it,

    Nice.

    •  Sorry, timing fix. (0+ / 0-)

      My next comment on the problem with 'gender reassignment' came only 1 hour and 57 minutes before your comment, not 'more than 2 hours' before.

    •  The title was inflammatory. Didn't even (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      ozoozol

      need to get to the end of the video.

      And at the time that I responded to you, your comment was the second comment under the tip jar. A full half hour before you said anything about transfolk, the first thing you thought of was the negativity about Obama=Bush.

      I've gotten to where I don't read all the child comments, only the parents. Gets too mired in. So, I went down the left side. Sorry you were more concerned with the negativity the politics of it rather than the transphobic part of it, that it was merely an afterthought for you. It doesn't mean you have to get defensive with me. I wasn't the one thinking politics before people.

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:06:57 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Ah, because you're so perfect (0+ / 0-)

        you've never been reading through a diary, then hit something farther down that totally made you forget other issues you've had with the diary?

        My first thoughts were indeed that the title (and the accompanying ideas being used) were wrong - and until I stumbled over 'Obama = Bush', my first and only comment would have been about that.

        GoGo pretty quickly pointed out the trans issue problem, which made me think, oh right, there was indeed more that was problematic about the diary, but I'm sorry that I didn't get around quickly enough for you to posting my own comment to add to the others who were dismayed at the title and concepts associated.

        I wasn't the one thinking politics before people.
        No, you were the one who felt you had to attack me for taking too long to also address the trans problem - in a diary in which you yourself didn't bother to do so other than in your attack on me.  You put me before the diarist's transphobic words.
        •  The thing is... (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          second gen

          you see the title, you think, "did somebody really go there? did somebody really..." and you click on it, and watch the video, and you don't think to criticize, first and foremost, the bigotry? you get... distracted?

        •  Maybe you shouldn't be front and center (0+ / 0-)

          trying to get your comment in so quickly, you'd have a chance to think of all the bad things about it. Instead of going right to the politics.

          I'm not perfect. But I know bigotry trumps politics.

          I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

          by second gen on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 04:26:01 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site