Shit that Pissed me Off – 12/12

Thanks to Michelle Duggar, Fayetteville Arkansas is That Much Less Safe for the GLBT Community

Duggar, who thinks her rights to free speech are being infringed every time someone disagrees with her, characterized transgender women as “males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls.”

Seems like she was speaking freely right there.

And her fear mongering worked as Fayetteville voters overturned an ordinance meant to protect those dudes with past child predator convictions who, in fact, don’t have any convictions for being child predators.

This is Susan Smith.  She murdered her children.  Since she is not a convicted predator, I presume Michelle Duggar would not have an issue if Smith shared a bathroom with her daughters.

This is Susan Smith. She murdered her children. Since she is not a convicted predator, I presume Michelle Duggar would not have an issue if Smith shared a bathroom with her daughters.

Fuck you transgender people!  Michelle Duggar is uncomfortable with the idea that one of you might be peeing in the stall next to her so she made up some shit about you being a pedophile.

And it worked.

Let’s be fair, though.  She didn’t make that shit up. Someone else did.  She just affixed her name to it because, apparently, she agreed.

Man, I hope one of her kids is gay or transgender.  She needs to hate someone close to her so she can truly understand what kind of person she is.

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Shit that Pissed me off – 12/5

Radical Feminism Helps No-One

I don’t suggest clicking on the link above.  I know very few people who would sympathize with what is written there.

As someone who tries very hard to support feminism, I see nothing of value in this woman’s rant about how men are clearly inferior to women.  They aren’t.  They are different.  In some (mostly physical) ways men have certain advantages.  In other ways they do not.  When you remove the obstacles society creates for women, men and women are mostly equal.

Except Matt Damon.  Matt Damon is clearly superior to everyone.  I want to be clear that his superiority has nothing to do with his gender.

Except Matt Damon. Matt Damon is clearly superior to everyone. I want to be clear that his superiority has nothing to do with his gender.

The problem is people viewing this extreme point of view and calling it feminism.  As if all feminists are out there just despising men for having the misfortune to exist.

When, in truth, hardly any of them are.

Every point of view has it’s extremes.  The problem becomes people viewing the extreme position as representative of the entire position.  Feminism is about working to fix a society that is off balance.  It is not about creating a “utopia” where men don’t exist.

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Shit That Pissed Me Off – 11/28

Religious Conservatives Believe in Free Speech as Long as They are Doing the Speaking

In this case, the Duggars are getting a lot of flack for saying bigoted stuff because the bible says that kind of speech is OK.  Problem is, some folks don’t agree and have started a petition to get their show taken off the air.

So what’s the big deal you ask?  By petitioning TLC (that show is on The Learning Channel?  Really?) to cancel the show, they are attacking the Duggar’s right to free speech!

Duggar Family

I got this picture off of their family blog where they are regularly prevented from exercising their right to free speech.

 

I can’t believe we have to go over this again but NO WE ARE NOT!  Having the right to free speech is not the same thing as consequence free speech.  When you say thing that pisses people off, they get to say things back.

It amazes me that conservative Christians claim they are being “silenced” when all that is happening is people are calling them on their bullshit.

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Shit That Pissed Me Off – 11/14

I Know Who Julian Blanc Is

I didn’t know who this guy was until I clicked the wrong link.  Now I know all about him.

I would hope you don’t need to be a feminist to think he’s a complete sleaze bag who deserves to be maced on a regular basis.  He makes money holding seminars telling guys how to be awful to their partners.  He doesn’t respect women and he also doesn’t respect men because he thinks guys are supposed to treat women like shit because they are women.

Just look at her sitting there being a woman!  How dare she?

Just look at her sitting there being a woman! How dare she?

Thing is, he may not even be the asshole he pretends to be.  He just says this stuff to get lonely suckers to come to his seminars.

Then you have the guys who pay money because they want to be like the person he pretends to be.  You have to be a pretty awful human being for this kind of thing to be worth your time.

Holy shit guys, it isn’t that hard.  You want women to like you?  Be fucking nice to them.  And don’t get angry if they don’t want to have sex with you because that isn’t what they are there for.

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Shit that Pissed me off – 11/7

Anti Gay Rights Rally in Houston Had T-Shirts!

That’s right, they had shirts that read “we reserve the right to refuse services to homosexuals.”

I mean, good for them.  They have completely ensured that everyone who sees them will know that they would happily torpedo their best interests as business owners because they are bigoted assholes.

Some the people are kids, of course, so they will only be able to refuse service to homosexuals at lemonade stands.  Or when they are going around the neighborhood offering to mow lawns, they’ll just skip the houses with rainbow flags hanging in front.

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It’s like kryptonite for homophobic people!

Their attitude amazes me because I can’t understand why anyone would be proud to refuse services to homosexuals.  I don’t have the bible memorized but I’d sure like someone to show me where Jesus told everyone that refusing to sell someone cupcakes makes you closer to god.

Stay classy, people who really fucking hate the fact that homosexuals aren’t going to stay in the closet.  The more T-shirts you print, the more everyone else will see you for what you are and realize they can be better people than you.

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Omegacon Movie Room Schedule

omegamanSo if you are going to Omegacon this weekend, here is a sneak peek at the Movie room schedule.  Most people at Omegacon aren’t interested in watching movies all weekend and that’s cool.  But if you need a two-hour break from Settlers of Catan, here are some choices for you!

This year’s movie room theme is Toys and Games.  I have no idea why it took me so long to use the theme for the movie room.  It’s kind of perfect.

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Lost and Found – The Stories of our Lives

HomelessA couple of times a week, there is a homeless woman who comes into work.  She is always dressed in a winter coat – even in August.  She carries a few reusable bags that appear to be filled with nothing but plastic grocery bags.  I assume that whatever is in those bags is everything that she owns.

She never speaks.  She takes the key to the women’s room and usually spends about 15 minutes in there.  While I don’t know for sure, I have to think she is using the sink in the bathroom to give herself a bath.

I live in the neighborhood and see her walking around regularly.  In the heat of summer and in the cold of winter.  She looks to be in her 70’s and I’m always a little amazed when I see her as I keep thinking the harshness of her life would have resulted in her death long ago.

I have no idea where she spends her nights.  I hope she finds a bed in shelter but I have no idea if she does so or not. I don’t expect anyone who sees her walking down the street knows any more about her than I do.

Because she doesn’t talk to anyone (as far as I can tell), what anyone can know about her is limited.  Does she have family?  Is she suffering from a mental illness (probably)?  Who was she and what did she do before her life landed her on the street carrying a couple of bags ?  Does anyone know the story of her life?

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