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  •  sure, analyze the mitigating circumstances! (5+ / 0-)

    Just as with robbery and murder!

    "Your honor, he drove me to murder him!"

    Know what?  Courts ought to have the power to commit a couple to outpatient psychotherapy, consisting of both individual and joint sessions as needed to enable both of them to figure out what's up with them.

    As for the often-heard thing that men tend to "wander" because they "need" "variety," that should be fixable with a good dose of porn and some lessons on wrist exercises.  

    Or if the wife still wants him, prescribe Viagra and let the good times roll.

    Now of course if there truly are mitigating circumstances, for example the wife turned out to be a necrophile and she wanted the husband to take cold baths before bedtime so it would feel like she's having sex with a corpse, well yeah sure let those cases go no-fault.

    But those are few and far-between.  

    Most of them are just straight-up scumbag behavior.  ME! ME! ME! selfish assholes, kids be damned as well.  

    "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 05:51:30 PM PST

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    •  You have a history with infidelity (0+ / 0-)

      it is obvious.

      So do I, but it obviously doesn't cut as deep with me as it does with you.

      I also had a spouse that forged a $25,000 check that almost forced me into bankruptcy.

      Both things are equally bad, imho.

      •  Easy Catesby..that's an awfully big accusation (2+ / 0-)
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        G2geek, Nowhere Man

        to make while desk-jockeying behind a computer screen.

        Justified anger does not grant you unrestricted license.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 05:13:09 AM PST

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      •  Perhaps he has a thing for personal responsibility (6+ / 0-)

        Neither I nor Mrs. Nowhere have strayed; nor (to the best of my knowledge) did my parents. However, I find myself agreeing with G2Geek. Perhaps it's because I believe that no one can "make" anybody do anything, except through use or threat of violence.

        Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

        by Nowhere Man on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 05:18:04 AM PST

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      •  I've seen the consequences. (5+ / 0-)

        Kids whose lives got fucked when Mom or more often Dad decided to play the sexual futures market.  

        At some point I saw the pattern, with friends who would refer to "Mom and her boyfriend" and "Dad and his girlfriend," who were being bounced around like billiard balls without anything like a stable place to call their own at either end of the billiard table.  

        And they were supposed to be studying in school or developing a career or even just holding down a job under those circumstances?  While sleeping on a couch at Mom's place during the week and another couch at Dad's place over the weekend?

        Yeah sure there are kids who make it when Mom is a crackhead and Dad is a gangbanger who does drive-bys for a living.  What-the-fuck-ever.  There are a few million people halfway around the globe who don't even get one meal a day, plus all the women in various Middle Eastern theocracies who are property.  

        But arguements of the general type "don't complain, after all you could have been a Jew living under Naziism" don't cut it.  Those arguements are morally bankrupt because as long as humans don't go extinct they'll find ways to survive and persist despite the worst sorts of depravities and evils being inflicted upon them.  And the fact that there are always worse depravities and evils to inflict (Hitler could have ground up the Jews into sausage and fed them to his troops at the front lines in Russia) does not make other depravities and evils less so.  

        The depravity of turning a child into a billiard ball as a casualty of the parent's desire to play the sex market, stands on its own two feet as an evil inflicted upon the kid regardless of whatever other bigger and worse evils could have been inflicted (hey at least the adulterous parent wasn't raping their own kid, right?).  

        Parents, as well as politicians, need to learn the graceful art of keeping their pants (or dresses or whatever) on until they are no longer in a position of responsibility for anyone else.  And where would we be today in history if Bill Clinton had kept his pants on (hint: two terms of Gore, no 9/11, and climate mitigation well underway), and Elliott Spitzer had done likewise (hint: Goldman execs painting license plates in the penitentiary)...?

        And as for me, I'm gay and single, so take whatever ad-hominem hypotheses you may have, and shove them.  

        "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 07:05:27 AM PST

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