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Shit that Pissed me off – 3/6

One of the Top Picks in This Year’s Draft is Probably a Rapist

A new documentary chronicling issues with sexual assault on campus is out and the woman who has accused Jameis Wilson of attacking her is one of the people interviewed for the film.

Now I don’t know what happened between her and Wilson.  Nobody else does, either.

But let’s just assume she is telling the truth because statistically speaking, she’s telling the truth.

You see, most rape claims are true.  That means if you assume the victim is telling the truth, you are going to be correct almost all of the time.

You see, most rape claims are true. That means if you assume the victim is telling the truth, you are going to be correct almost all of the time.

That means the guy who is potentially the top pick in this year’s draft is a rapist.  He wasn’t prosecuted because there wasn’t enough evidence (which means “the word of a woman saying she was sexually assaulted is not enough to prosecute”).

Still, we presume he will become a millionaire spokesperson and she, most likely, will be forgotten in a few months.  It all just seems backwards, doesn’t it?

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 2/27

This Big Long Article on Men’s Rights Activists in GQ

To the credit of the writer, I think he was trying hide his disgust for these guys and file a report that was at least somewhat impartial.

So he impartially reports what they are saying and what they say is completely awful.  They talk about the “red pill” moments where they realized, in effect, that women are the enemy.  Every one of those red pill moments is a paranoid fantasy.

What’s worse?  They fucking co-opted The Matrix for their girl-hating movement!

I'm just going to stop listening to your stupid shit right....NOW

I’m just going to stop listening to your stupid shit right….NOW

When I watch that movie, I already am forced to acknowledge it was made by the same people who made Jupiter Ascending. But now it has provided a catch phrase for one of the most embarrassing activist groups in existence.

Why oh why didn’t these guys take the blue pill?

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Shit that Pissed Me off – 1/23

The President Lays a SICK BURN on Congressional Republicans

Listen up Congress.

I know that you guys are all supposed to hate each other and I confess I think the Tea Party Republicans are kind of loony.

But here’s the thing, you could at least pay the office of the Presidency a bit of fucking respect.  Someday one of your people will hold that office again.  Do you really want the Democrats to act like a bunch of petulant school children when your guy (I’m just assuming it’ll be a guy) says he’s done running for office?

No lie - I typed "petulant school children" into an image search and this was one of the hits.

No lie – I typed “petulant school children” into an image search and this was one of the images that showed up.

If you can’t learn how to sit on your fucking hands for the fucking State of the Union address, you shouldn’t have applied for the fucking job.

Grow the fuck up.

If you didn’t miss it, that was pretty much what Obama said to you when he slammed the door on you hard.  So quit whining about what he did because you fucking deserved it.

Man do you assholes make me want to say “fuck” a lot!

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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 – 9/26

Emma Watson Gives a Speech About Feminism so 4Chan Threatens to Release Nude Photos of Her A Marketing Company Tries to Shut Down 4Chan By Threatening to Release Nude Pictures

Worst marketing campaign ever.

Does anyone get the idea that pretending you are going to release nude pictures of someone is only slightly better than saying you are going to do it for real?  Even If you follow your threat up with “ha-ha, we were just kidding!  Those 4chan people are pretty awful, aren’t they?”

Well yeah.  Some of them are.

You just defined yourself as more awful because you are pretending to be awful to show how awful you believe others to be.  Which is just dumb.

Maybe not this dumb.  But still pretty damned dumb.

Maybe not this dumb. But still pretty damned dumb.

In the meantime, you make Emma Watson, who had some really important things to say, feel vulnerable.  Maybe you contacted her publicist to tell her that she shouldn’t worry and you didn’t really have nude pictures of Emma and even if you did, you weren’t going to post them because you were just sticking it to 4chan ha ha!

What did Rantic Marketing manage to do?  They managed to make 4chan look really good.  Talk about a complete failure.

PS:  Do you really think that shutting down one bunch of assholes on the internet will get rid of assholes on the internet?  How long have you been here????

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Shit that Pissed me off – 9/19

Almost Everything About the Adrian Peterson Story

First, I’m upset that this entire story is turning into a question of what parents are “allowed” to do to discipline their child.

Look, it doesn’t matter.  Peterson hit a four year old with a switch until the kid bled.  That is beyond discipline.

Also, the kid is four.  Cognitively he doesn’t have the ability to fully connect the beating with the behavior that caused it. He may understand that he is being punished for something but he doesn’t know what caused the punishment.  So he wasn’t “disciplined,” he was just “punished.”  And in his mind the punishment was basically for the simple act of existing.

Then you have people like this guy writing articles about how spanking their kid is A-OK and, in fact, common sense (it isn’t).  This is not a case of simple spanking.  I don’t agree with him in any case (and my friend Levi Weinhagen makes good arguments as to why) but it isn’t the same thing so why even write the article?

Peterson’s mom says that the discipline used on Peterson must have been OK because look how he turned out.

Look!  He's smiling!  If being beaten by a switch as a child had any harmful effect, he wouldn't be able to smile!  Ever!

Look! He’s smiling! If being beaten by a switch as a child had any harmful effect, he wouldn’t be able to smile! Ever!

Yeah, he turned out to be a great running back.  Who has fathered several children by several different mothers and allegedly beat the crap out of (at least) one of those kids.  If you think your discipline choices didn’t have a negative impact on your son, lady, you might need a better idea of what “negative impact” means.

And of course you have the NFL and the Vikings, who only suspended Peterson when he became more of a PR liability than he had previously been a benefit.

They shouldn’t be waiting to see how the public will react.  They should be anticipating that reaction.  In the wake of the Ray Rice video, it shouldn’t have been too difficult to figure out what was going to happen.

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Shit that Pissed me off – 9/12

Ray Rice and the NFL

Even if you don’t follow sports, you probably know about the video that shows Ray Rice hitting his then fiancée and knocking her unconscious.  Lots of people have offered their opinion, including Keith Olbermann, John Stewart, and Peter King.

What is messed up is the idea that the NFL, which is one of the most powerful corporate entities in the world, somehow didn’t get a copy of the video first.  I don’t even understand how that is possible.  Admitting such a thing means they are either lying or they didn’t really give a shit about what was on the video.

If they gave a shit about what happened to Janay Rice, they wouldn’t have interviewed her about the incident while she was sitting next to the man who had hit her.

If they understood anything about the mental state of an abuse victim, they would have recognized the behavior of someone who has probably been struck more than once.  They would have interviewed her on her own, hopefully with a counselor present.  Not only didn’t they understand, they didn’t care.

Just forget about it and watch football, folks!  Nothing to see here!

Just forget about it and watch football, folks! Nothing to see here!

That’s the crux of all of this.  They don’t give a shit about the abuse.  They give a shit about their image.  So long as we didn’t have video showing the actual punch that knocked Janay Rice out, the NFL thought they could get away with a two game penalty because the public would be too focused on the game to think about domestic violence

The failure here was caused by a bunch of people who cared more about their business than anything else.  Keep that in mind as this situation continues to unfold.  Any decision they make will not be governed by what is best for Janay Rice.  Or even Ray Rice.

It will be governed by what is best for the NFL.

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