That poor boy. :( I wonder if the pills were for the Councilman or the boy.... :(
In politics it's better to be caught with a dead girl than a live boy. Guess he didn't get that memo.
There's your third, Dan. Careful what you put out into the universe, eh?
Democrat or not, I'm glad a sex offender is now in the hands of the law.
The party affiliation isn't what matters. What I want to know is his stance on gay issues, what he thinks the age of consent should be, and position on drugs. By which I mean: is he a hypocrite or not?
I've spent the week helping a woman find her 15 year old, gay runaway son (the cops picked him up in Volunteer Park), and I'm just happy I didn't see this before he was found.
Can't win 'em all.
Unfortunately, he's a democrat? How about, unfortunately, there's a 15-year-old boy involved?
Partisanship is all well & good, but what does it say about your moral position when you forget to acknowledge what's vastly more unfortunate about the situation?
What's it say about your moral position when you need to have it pointed out to you? The vastly more unfortunate part of the situation should be readily apparent to anyone who can read; Dan Savage shouldn't need hand-hold you through an explanation of the obvious.
yeah it's too bad for that 15 yr old that this won't get to be used for political gains for the democrats.
"Unfortunately he's a democrat"? No love lost there: the demmy-crats are pretty fucked up too. They are as much on the corporate take as the reppy-ublicans. They are equally invested in keeping the sheeple distracted and confused so they can pad their bank accounts and play games with each other. Fuck 'em both.
Why doesn't America have REAL political parties? France has 7 major ones.. and we have 6x as many cityoens as France.
"Democracy", my ass.
So to Dan, the real problem is that the guy is a democrat.
Apparently, the problem is because sex with 15 year olds and drug use is acceptable to him, but that people over react and will nail the democrat to the wall.
Or perhaps he hates sex with kids but is willing to use someone elses tradgedy to further his own political gains.
Either way, Dudes got some seriously misplaced priorties...
I am outraged that Dan Savage thinks that the biggest issue here is that this man is a Democrat! OUTRAGED! Horrified! Scandalized!
Lighten up, folks.
We don't have more political parties because our system if "first past the post." Whoever wins a majority get the seat. We don't do representational apportionment (where you vote for a party, and every party gets seats based on how it does). With a system that rewards only those who place first, there is a lot of pressure for people to make compromises and form alliances. Which is what we get--two large, alliance based parties with strong regional variation.
In order to get more parties, we would have to abandon the idea that people for people, not parties.
Has any of you self-righteous morons complaining about the phrase "unfortunately he's a democrat" ever heard of a "tongue-in-cheek" statement?.
Doesn't it make more sense that this was not meant to be taken seriously? that it was said facetiously? in layman's terms: THAT IT WAS A F***ING JOKE?. Jesus Christ on a baby doll!! >_>
Here is a NYC GOP councilman caught up in some nasty stuff:
Thank God he's a Republican!
Yeah, one of 3 on hte NYC council.
Ah don't be upset it's a democrat, they're pretty much all the same anyway.... At least a pervert is caught!
To give Dan credit, the article he linked assumed the guy was a republican and was edited when it turned out he was a democrat.
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