Shit that Pissed me off This Week – 6/22
Here’s the facts: A graduate student in counseling was dismissed from her graduate program when she refused to help a suicidal gay student because (you guessed it) she’s a Christian. She sued (of course) and lost (of course).
Well the Michigan House can’t help her but they can definitely help the next homophobic therapist tell a suicidal patient to find someone else by passing an “antidiscrimination” law that will allow people to discriminate!
Why didn’t they say “hey, if your religious beliefs prevent you from counseling certain people, maybe you shouldn’t become a therapist?”
Suck it up and tell the gay kid he has something to live for. Because he does. According to you, all he has to look forward to when he dies is hell so do the compassionate thing and help him enjoy the 100 years he’s going to be living outside of the lake of fire.
It’s what Jesus would do.
So a witness for the state testified that this guy would be a greater risk to the public in prison than he would if he’d been put to death. The evidence was complete bullshit.
Now for those of you who are saying who gives a fuck, the guy should fry because he killed a kid, the evidence suggests that he didn’t. Don’t worry, though, he’s still in prison. But even if his conviction isn’t overturned, the death penalty happy Texas justice system is gonna have to keep this dude alive.
That has got to just stick in their craw.
Rock of Ages Makes a Joke that Isn’t Even a Little Bit Funny
So about 3/4 of the way through the movie, the young lovers have broken up and their lives have gone to hell. They meet at their “special place” by accident and eventually confess to each other how far they’ve fallen.
“I’m a stripper” she confesses.
He looks at her as if she has no idea how bad things can get. “I’m in a Boy Band,” he tell her.
And she says something akin to “OK, that’s worse.”
I don’t remember exactly what she said because I was too busy being amazed that there existed a universe where being forced to work as a stripper was less degrading than being a member of a boy band.
Somebody go ask Justin Timberlake which one is a more challenging career path.
Conservatives Hijack #SayVagina hashtag to make Stupid Points
Here’s my favorite by @Capit0lism:
Dear feminists, your lewd behavior and obsession with your genitals is embarrassing, please stop. Signed, classy women. #SayVagina
Others say that we liberals are just trying to distract everyone from the budget crisis (that was caused by both parties thankyouverymuch) and the unemployment rate (that is minimally impacted by politicians thankyouverymuch) rather than noting that liberals might just have a point.
We aren’t ignorant of all the other problems that face our nation. However, it is still a problem when a woman is publicly censured for saying “vagina.” We aren’t just going to say “oh, you’re right – the budget is more important.”
You wouldn’t want us to say that anyway, because we’d start pointing out that the defense budget is bigger than everything else and maybe we should start cutting there.
To the twit above, I say that telling other women to shut up about their sexuality is not the least bit classy. Sex is not dirty and without it, none of us would be here. The more we treat open discussion about sexuality as taboo, the worse off we all are.
You know who has the most satisfying sex? Couples who talk about what gives them pleasure.
You know who has unsatisfying sex? “Classy” men and women who want the rest of us to shut up about it.
Because if gay rights aren’t civil rights, it is OK to be against it.
The minute you suggest that it is discriminatory to discriminate against homosexuals, you make the people doing it look like complete assholes.
What’s the solution?
Well, you could stop being an asshole or you could start arguing semantics.
Guess what the Baptists chose?
The whole Fucking Jerry Sandusky Trial
I know that this is America and you are innocent until proven guilty.
However, his entire defense seems to be “these people are all making this shit up so they can win a ton of money in a civil trial.”
Guess what? They’ll win money in a civil trial no matter what. Remember O.J. Simpson? He was acquitted in the criminal trial. The civil trial? Not so much.
So if the jury buys the “these ten people are all lying just so they can get some money out of Jerry Sandusky,” it will be one of the worst verdicts in the history of the criminal justice system.
Seriously, the defense called the guy’s wife just so she could say that she never witnessed the abuse. Well OK, good for her. Because if she had witnessed the abuse, she should be on trial with him.
The jury probably won’t buy it. Sundusky will probably go to jail. And he should. If he doesn’t, I’ll be even more pissed than I am reading about this horrible man.
Update: Guilty on 45 of 48 counts. I’m just fascinated to see what he does in the sentencing phase of the trial. Does he keep saying he didn’t do anything or try to imply that all the “kind things” he did through his charity (that he used to find victims) should count for something when the judge decides how long he should spend behind bars which, given his age, is going to be the rest of his life.
You’ve probably seen the video by now. Some little shits on a Middle School bus spend ten minutes abusing their bus monitor and failed to realize the one cardinal rule of this day and age – every stupid jackass thing you do will end up on the internet.
If you somehow missed the video, here it is:
What a bunch of little fuckers, right?
Fortunately, the internet has responded by buying this woman a dream vacation worth over $300,000.
And in classic “what the fuck is wrong with you people” fashion, it has also responded by finding out the names and addresses of the kids involved.
Yes, that’s right, the internet is bringing the pain to a bunch of teenagers.
Now, these kids are horrible examples of human beings but who out there thinks terrorizing these children is going to help the situation? Who thinks getting their parents to change their phone number, their home and maybe even their name is going to solve the problem? And hey, what if you got one of those names wrong?
We couldn’t leave it up to the school and the police to deal with this problem? It would appear they are pretty goddamned aware of what is going on, doncha think?
These kids deserve some pain for what they did but I’m pretty sure that the wrath of the internet falls under the definition of “cruel and unusual punishment.”
P.S: Proving that people are equal opportunity assholes, now some folks are complaining this lady doesn’t deserve $350,000 for what happened to her. Well OF COURSE she doesn’t. It isn’t like one person gave her $350,000. It’s more like hundreds of people gave her $20. She didn’t ask for it and they didn’t have to give it. Chill the fuck out.