Shit that Pissed me off This Week – 6/15

Megachurch Pastor Beats up his Daughter and his Flock Praises him for it

Let me begin by saying that I don’t know if his daugter’s allegations are true.  But let’s just assume for a moment that he did, in fact, “put his hands around her throat and…then slammed her to the ground, punched her and beat her with his shoe. ”

How many parents think that is appropriate behavior towards one’s child?  Teenagers can be a pain in the ass, I get it.

But choking, throwing to the ground and beating with a shoe?

Here’s what one of his supporters who seems to accept his daughters’ allegations had to say:

101 likes for kids getting their ass beat!!!!! God bless America!

Holy shit people!  He was beating the shit out of her before she called the cops!  That isn’t discipline.  That is abuse.

Pastor Terry Jones Sees Nothing wrong with Lynching an Obama Puppet on his Church’s Lawn

Yeah, because there is not a single negative connotation to showing a hanged black man in the south.

What a fucking idiot.

Bill Introduced in the U.S. House to Legalize Prayer at School Board Meetings 

I just love the way the Christian Right wants to re-write the constitution.  Like this part:

Whereas the United States was founded on the principle of freedom of religion and not freedom from religion

The bill is in response to a lot of secular and religious voices who think that prayer has no place at a school board meeting because public schools are not religious institutions. They are wrong, this bill tells them!  This is a Christian Nation, dammit, and if you don’t like it, get the hell out!

Er…heck.  Get the heck out.

What I don’t get is why there is this nearly pathological need to make sure Christians can pray everywhere.  Aren’t there enough opportunities to pray?  If you say a silent prayer to god is that somehow worse than forcing your desire to pray on everyone else?  Do you get docked Christian points somehow?  If you can’t pray before a school board meeting to you somehow lose at prayer?

Is this like Foursquare?  Prayersquare?

Oh shit.  I shouldn’t have said that.  Now someone is going to make it up.

Jerkface lists of “Actresses who are sometimes considered beautiful but are NOT” on the IMDB

I know that these lists on the IMDB are all just one asshole’s opinion but what kind of egotistical jackass decides to spend the time to put together a list of 100 actresses and then declare them NOT beautiful as if he holds a patent on the concept?

We all can think that certain people are attractive or not but it takes a special kind of dick to decide that everyone else needs to know about the women he believes are ugly.

A bit of advice guys, how about you keep your opinions on who is or is not beautiful to yourself?  Because you’re the only one who cares.

Hey katumbu_gola, Natalie Portman and her bank account don’t give a fuck how beautiful you think she is.

I note that the same dork who created this list has also created a list of the 100 worst movies ever made.  Tops on his list?  The Godfather.  Of course.  That movie is way worse  than Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.

Creationist Questions why Evolutionists would be OK with the Panspermia Concept in Prometheus
Roger Ebert likes Prometheus a lot and a creationist friend of his questioned how a believer in evolution could be OK with a movie about an alien origin of life.

Ooo!  Ooo!  I know this one! It’s…um…give me a minute…I know I know this…oh yeah!

It’s Because it’s fiction.  

I love Raiders of the Lost Ark but I don’t believe that the Ark of the covenant could lay waste to entire armies.  I certainly don’t believe it’ll kill Nazis if you open it. Must I believe that fairy dust and happy thoughts allow me to fly in order to enjoy Peter Pan?

No, of course I don’t.

I would assume that a new Earth creationist is capable of enjoying a film in which the earth is depicted as millions of years old because they, too, simply assume it is fiction.

The “debate” between creationism and evolution is something that is happening in the real world.  I have no need to debate it in a fictional one.

Massachussets Town Places $20 Fine on Profanity in Public Places

What the fuck?

They really want to police language?  Really?

According to the article, the police will have discresion on when they issue tickets.  So if one officer has no problem with “damn” and another considers it blasphemy, what happens?  Does it depend on which one is the superior officer?

I’m pretty sure I’ll never go to that town because I’m guessing I’d get a fine for observing they are a bunch of overly sensitive assholes.

Mom in Afghanistan wants her Daughters Rapists’ Brought to Justice OR She wants her Daughter Killed

Keep in mind, in much of the world, rape is blamed on the victim.  You know, just like in the United States.

Seriously, though, the thought of a culture where a young woman would need to be killed to restore her family’s honor angers me.  What did she do to deserve this?

Nothing.  Nothing that is except making the horrible mistake of being born with two X Chromosomes in a part of the world where that is considered a birth defect.

A ton of Mysogynists Say Horrible Things about a Woman Who is Using a Kickstarter Project to Explore Sexism in Video Games

So this young woman is trying to create a series of films about female stereotypes in video games.  Anybody with a brain and eyes should be aware these stereotypes exist.

Of course, once you say such a thing out loud and ask for funding, the internet trolls come out of the woodwork.  Seriously, guys, you ever have someone say that you should be raped just for speaking your mind?  Because this girl has.

Whoa! The trolls are right! Nothing sexist about this!  Maybe if we had someone try to rape her….

So if any of you out there ever find yourself using the term “feminazi” in a fashion that is not meant to be ironic or sarcastic (fuck you for that Rush Limbaugh), go read a few of the comments dicks like you have been writing online.  Who is acting more like a Nazi?

Church in Florida Opposes Anti-Discrimination Bill on the Grounds that it Discriminates Against their Ability to Discriminate

I swear I’m not making this up.

Here’s what John Stemberger, President of the Florida Family Policy Council had to say:

We have basically exposed this piece of legislation for what it is…And that is an infringement upon religious liberties, the Constitution, and rights of association.

So, in other words, if anti-gay people don’t want to hire someone who is openly gay and there is an ordinace in place that tells them they can’t do that, it is unconstitutional because it infringes on their right to practice their religion by discriminating against gay people.

How on Earth could anyone say that with a straight face?

Michigan Republicans Ban Women from Speaking on the House Floor Because…um….

The article suggests one of them was banned because she used the word “vagina” but there is no proof of that.  In fact, it appears that they are being told to shut up because they are pro-choice and the Speaker of the Michigan House isn’t.

I’m concerned that the title of the article is so sensationalist.  When you read about the ban in question, you learn that no-one has told them why they are being banned so saying it was because of the word “vagina” is kind of grandstanding (though some Republican members of the House did refer to her language as “offensive” and the only word she said that can be construed as “offensive” is “vagina”)

Isn’t it bad enough that the male leader of the House is telling two women to sit down and shut up without bothering to tell them why?

Note: The silver lining on this story is that it inspired the Twitter hash tag #VaginaMovieLines, so check that out.

Lara Croft is going to be made More Edgy by Having Someone try to Rape Her

Because that’s what makes women strong.  Attempted rape.  Makes sense.  Ripley is strong in Aliens because of attempted rape.  Wonder Woman is strong because of attempted rape.  Katniss Everdeen – yep – attempted rape!

John Kovalic nails the point in this cartoon:

I have nothing further to say on the topic.  Except that you should go to John’s Website and check out his other cartoons ‘cuz they are funny.

Indonesian Atheist Posts “There is No God” on Facebook and is Sentenced to 2 1/2 Years in Prison

On the one hand, stories like this help to remind me that I should feel grateful that I live in a country where saying “I don’t belive in god” will not get me thrown in jail.

On the other, it fills me with rage to think that we still  live in a world where religion is defended by the courts.  One man saying, out loud, that god does not exist, is not a threat to Islam.

Or rather, if it is a threat to Islam, Islam will need to do a lot more than put one man in prison to keep itself “safe.”

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About Petsnakereggie

Geek, movie buff, dad, musician, comedian, atheist, liberal and writer. I also really like Taco flavored Doritos.

3 responses to “Shit that Pissed me off This Week – 6/15”

  1. Eric K. says :

    Wait, you love “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? I had no idea.

  2. Eric K. says :

    And did you see this tweet of mine?
    Vaginas. Why’d it have to be vaginas? #vaginamovielines

    • Petsnakereggie says :

      Belloq’s staff is too long. They’re digging in the wrong vagina #RaidersofthelostVagina

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