Things in my mind that I want to hear your opposing viewpoints about:
- Some people on my Facebook feed believe that the terrorist win if we don't show The Interview. I understand the principle, but if I owned or operated a movie theater, and the government was taking a threat like that seriously, I would too.
- I'm, like, bonkers confused about Cuba, but it seems like the main thing is they are lifting an embargo, mainly? Other than "OBAMA DID IT SO WE HATE IT," I don't understand being opposed to this.* Isn't it a matter of free market, that the conservatives should support? Furthermore, we are "friends" with plenty of countries with horrible track records. I mean, China, Jesus. I also understand that being young, my opinions on this are going to be different, because Cuba has always been "that place I'll never go to" to me.
- Children were taken from a couple because of an unassisted home birth (link has a video that plays automatically, FYI). My more "granola" friends are actually the ones up in arms about this one, not religious people. I do not support children getting taken away for this reason, but there have GOT to be regulations on this - I don't see why people think you should be able to do this without professional assistance. Birth is extremely dangerous for mother and child. I have never been pregnant, so I don't have the same emotional connection to a birth plan. [UPDATE: rdcedar adds this article with more updates about the case]
*Apparently Rand Paul is siding with Obama on this one (probably peddling his stupid libertarianism). I am wondering if it will start becoming trendy for Republicans to side with him (I mean, like once) to show bipartisanship and distance themselves from the extreme fuckfaces.