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Syrian Slaughter: Syrian government kills nearly 100 in most recent attacks, including many children.
Sniff Sniff: JP Morgan has watchdogs on the premises for the very first time.
Stop Snitchin': Pope Benedict's butler and fellow Popemobile rider has been arrested for leaking documents to Italian journalist whose best-selling papal tell-all came out in Italy last Saturday.
Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Michael Grimes, Morgan Stanley investment banker who played a large role in Facebook IPO, is getting his ass whupped right now.
Bogarting the Joint: A guide on how right-wing commenters can best spin the news that President Obama used to get very, very high.
Getting More Awful: The Madrona man who was killed by a stray bullet Thursday was a father, former Zillow developer, youth water polo coach and generally great-sounding person.
Jealous Rage: Ex-boyfriend of 17-year-old Renton stabbing victim is being sought by police.
High on Our Own Supply: With oil production in Canada and South America booming, the US may be less dependent on Middle Eastern oil than ever before.
Get Bigoted or Die Trying: Rapper 50 Cent endorses gay marriage in a very homophobic manner.
This Sounds Worthwhile: The US is ramping up investigations of Mexican immigrants with criminal records "in an aggressive attempt to boost deportations."
Nerdy Justice: Socrates was posthumously acquitted in a trial do-over in Athens this week.
Revolt in Mexico?: Local reporters are dubbing the rash of protests in Mexico in the face of upcoming presidential elections the "Mexican Spring."
Represent: A jovial Tacoma native won $40,500 on Wheel of Fortune last night.
A League of His Own: Why does Mariners closer Brandon League suck so bad?
And now, Gordon Ramsay teaches you how to really make scrambled eggs:
This is what I meant about the difference between being fine with marriage equality, and still being bigoted against gays. As sure as there were arguments against slavery that had nothing to do with an affinity for black people, there are arguments for marriage equality that still allow for bigotry against gays and lesbians.
But this is what progress always looks like. Progress is not the practice of those in the business of sweeping success. Progress overawes--but its work is slow and grim. Progress waits on people to die, and more enlightened people to take their place. Progress works even as the unenlightened abound, but find their ranks thinned and their positions exposed.
Specifically, democratic progress is not revolution and can never be the gospel of people who measures success by complete victories achieved in singular life-times. Instead it is reserved for those who are unrelenting in struggle, patient beyond their mortal coil, and willing to wage wars across generations.
If you will allow me to express this by analogy, I would say it like this: Moving from the "marrying your daughters" phase of the struggle to the "how come there's no white history month?" portion is exactly how progress works.
Seems like the author is the one overreacting here, 50 cent is simply being logical.
If gays move from being an oppressed minority, to having full and equal rights -- as in the case of women -- then they can be the offenders as well as the victim.
As 50 Cent articulates though, because they, like women, are perceived in the victim role, courts and juries will not fairly protect straights (or males).
Case in point, the man who was sentences to 20 years for rape, but then was released because the accuser said she lied.
If everyone becomes equal -- then everyone has to live up to the same standards of conduct...including gays.