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Comment: Re:Fuck him and the rest of the Republicans (Score 1) 1111

by SoupGuru (#46700019) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Are we still pretending that donating money to prevent American citizens from marrying the person they love is just a "political belief"?

You know what would be really shitty? Someone codifying into law a political belief that denies a group of citizens the ability to make medical decisions on behalf of an incapacitated spouse.

Look, I disagree with plenty of things people believe or say. We agree to disagree and move on with our lives. Actively donating money to bigoted causes that seek legalize your views at the expense of mine crosses the line of polite disagreement into "You're an asshole."

Comment: Re:Some are more equal than others... (Score 4, Insightful) 1111

by SoupGuru (#46699253) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Yes.

Sort of like if I donate $1000 to save the pandas its ok but if I donate $1000 to shoot pandas, people get bent out of shape.

Or contributing $1000 to get more minorities to vote as opposed to $1000 to prevent minorities from voting.

Or contributing $1000 to clean up a local park vs $1000 to dump more trash in a local park.

Or $1000 to fix potholes vs $1000 to create more potholes.

Should I go on?

Yes, there are certain things you could contribute money to that will be OK when contributing to the other side is not OK.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by SoupGuru (#46655123) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

For the love of god, I hate this argument. Stop it. Just stop. You're not half as clever as you think you are.

There are lots of ideas that we shouldn't tolerate. Enslaving other people, for instance. Killing other people because of their religion. Things like that and many many others.

But you go on thinking you're the clever one by pointing out that it's technically "intolerance" if you speak out against those things. My, aren't you smart.

Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 1482

by SoupGuru (#46634625) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Wow, that's a mighty high horse you're on there.

So what I hear you saying is that it's ok to sit by when people make laws preventing a black man from marrying a white woman. Let's not rock the boat there and recognize that we all have precious opinions and none of them are more right than others.

Or it's OK that little Billy doesn't want to sit next to that wetback in his classroom. After all, we wouldn't want him to think we were intolerant of his unique view of the world.

No no no, you're right. We've got to make sure we include all opinions and make sure we treat them as equally valid.

Or we can continue to fight bigotry where we find it and shrug off people like you that do mental gymnastics to define "tolerance" in a way that no one else does.

Comment: Re:Asimov quote. (Score 5, Insightful) 517

Yes, it's good for good ideas to be challenged by a bad idea now and then.

The problem is that a good idea challenged by a bad idea, a discussion occurs, evidence is presented, bad idea is shown to be a bad idea, and good idea is vindicated. And then 5 minutes later the same bad idea is presented. And then 5 minutes after that, the same bad idea is trotted out. And then five minutes after that, again. And again. And again. And again.

You can tell how far we have to go, when FORTRAN is the language of supercomputers. -- Steven Feiner

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