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  •  You are right (6+ / 0-)

    The point of my story was to provide a real life example of the need for same-sex marriage, regarding which the existence of a will was no substitute.  I included my own shameless part in the drama in hopes of providing some amusement as well.  Clearly, not everyone is amused.  But if the story, taken in its entirety, shows the need for same-sex marriage, the essay has not been a complete loss.

    You are also right about irony.  Apparently it is not to everyone’s taste, and this is not the first time I have paid the price of some hide-ratings for indulging in it.

    •  Clearly. (1+ / 0-)
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      Lost and Found

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

      by skip945 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:42:11 AM PST

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    •  Great. (5+ / 0-)

      Aren't you one fabulous fucking martyr. Let us all grieve the blood you have sorrowfully shed for the great and glorious Irony.

      You aren't Jonathan Swift, pal. If you decide to get a rise out of well-meaning people by posing as a homophobic shakedown artist and then declaring, when questioned, that "The story is true," you're in no position to whine when you get hide-rated.

      But if the story, taken in its entirety, shows the need for same-sex marriage....
      It doesn't. Its effect has been to stir up needless shit among people who take the equal protection of the law somewhat more seriously than you evidently do.

      Real people's lives depend on marriage equality. It is not the proper subject for your ugly shits-and-giggles games.

    •  If it walks like a duck (3+ / 0-)
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      lostboyjim, cai, AllisonInSeattle

      If it walks like a thief, and acts like a thief, and smells like a thief....

      It's a thief... irony or not.

      Keeping the money is no better than being a thief.

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

      by skip945 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:56:37 AM PST

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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.

        •  Recc'd (1+ / 0-)
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          kyril

          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.

    •  You were HR not for irony, but for theft. (3+ / 0-)
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      You are a despicable person if your own account of yourself is true.  It has nothing to do with "tone".

      © cai Visit 350.org to join the fight against global warming.

      by cai on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:19:19 PM PST

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