Shit that Pissed me off This Week – 4/12
Explain to me how this is less government again?
Now I have to be honest. I think couples who are considering divorce should have a cooling off period. They probably should get couples therapy to see if they can work out whatever differences they have. Unless there is abuse, of course, then I think that the marriage needs to be ended as quickly as possible.
That opinion, by the way, is not shared by the authors of this bill. There is no exception for spouses trying to escape abuse.
No matter what my personal opinions may be, however, I don’t think that the state should be the one that gets to decide when a couple has tried hard enough to keep their marriage together. To be blunt, how the fuck would the state know?
The law in question may even start the clock over if it can be proven the couple has had sex after filing for divorce. So let me get this straight – you want them to make sure they work on their marriage before they call it quits but if, in the natural course of working on their marriage, they have sex, they will get punished by having to remain married longer. The logic is completely idiotic.
Work on your marriage.
NOT THAT WAY!!!!
I’m sorry – now you are going to have to work on the marriage more.
I try to avoid writing about the WBC because they want attention more than anything so fuck them.
But look, why get up in arms about this one? I didn’t know Roger Ebert personally but something tells me he would be greatly amused that they decided to picket his funeral. He thought they were a waste of time and space.
What the WBC does is horrible. What is more horrible is the way we continue to report it. Every time they send out a press release saying they are going to picket a funeral, we freak the fuck out. And we fail to recognize that we are doing exactly what they want us to do.
I will continue to say that the best way to deal with these horrible people is to ignore them.
The governor of Kentucky wisely vetoed a bill that made it legal for people to refuse service based on “deeply held religious beliefs” but the legislature was able to override it no problem. The law is (I hope) going to be found unconstitutional but you need to read the justification provided by one of the supporters of the bill.
It is filled with lies, half-truths and paranoid delusions about the kind of “persecution” Christians are facing in America.
There seems to be this failure to understand that the non-religious don’t care if Christians want to be Christians. We care when they want the rest of us to be Christians. We have as much of a right to be free from religion as they have a right to celebrate it.
In their own way.
On their own time.
You don’t get to refuse me service just because I’m an atheist any more than I can refuse service to you because you are a Christian.
And the nefarious thing about this law is that an atheist can’t refuse service to because we don’t have deeply held religious beliefs. Nor can a homosexual business owner refuse service to a Christian with a hateful bumper sticker because being gay isn’t a religious belief.
So tell again how this is an anti-discrimination bill?
To be fair, the proprietors didn’t actually say why they cancelled the engagement six days before the event. They just said it didn’t align with what they “believe and stand for.”
Apparently one of the things they don’t believe in is turning the other cheek.
I’m sure even as atheists in the Tacoma area decide to take their business elsewhere, Christians will flock there and the owners will end up with the mistaken idea that they did a good thing.
If I opened up a coffee shop and some Christians wanted to hold an event there, I wouldn’t kick them out. You know why?
I’m not a dick.
The kid wanted a mohawk so his mom gave him one. The other kids in class thought it was cool so they wanted to look at it and touch it. So he got suspended until he cut it off.
Seems like a perfectly reasonable response to the situation, right? I mean, he was being a “disruption to the learning environment,” right?
Have you ever been around kindergarteners? The biggest disruption to the learning environment in a kindergarten classroom is the fact there are a bunch of kindergarteners there.
Kids that age are easily distracted. For a little while. One day they were distracted by a kid’s hair. The next day they would be distracted by a new stain on the carpet.
But hey, at least the kid wasn’t suspended for growing his hair long to donate to Locks of Love.
I’m not a teacher so I don’t honestly know what constitutes a distraction in the classroom but being a parent I would say that children, at the best of times, are distractions. Certainly there is some outrageous dress that shouldn’t be tolerated but honestly, I’m pretty sure there is far worse behavior to be dealt with than a mildly distracting haircut.
As if it wasn’t bad enough that she was gang raped and the authorities decided there wasn’t enough evidence to charge her “alleged” attackers, her classmates proceeded to circulate pictures of her having sex and bullied her to the point she felt she had no other options but to end her life.
Today, the perpetrator’s families probably still think that their kids are victims of character assassination even though it is someone else’s child who is dead.
Would I act any differently if one of my boys did something that horrible? Man, I hope so. I hope I would still love them but tell them that they needed to face the music for their horrible act.
Five years from now, those boys won’t even remember her name. How’s that for justice?
His reasoning involves some bizarre babble about how men must turn their gaze “outward” to make money and women must turn their gaze “inward” to raise lots of babies and cook. Or something. I started being overtaken with an insatiable desire to spit at my computer screen so I looked at cat videos for a little while.
Even in his own very tolerant religious leader kind of way, he sounds just like the guys who come up with juvenile insults about feminists that have absolutely nothing to do with feminism.
I mean, he’s the head of the Russian Orthodox church so it seems unlikely he’d call them “frigid cunts.” At least not in public.
So instead he points out that most feminists aren’t married anyway. He doesn’t offer statistics. He just says he “noticed” it.
Huh. I know a lot of feminists. And most of them are married. That doesn’t mean anything, by the way, because I’m just making assumptions based on a small data set. Just like this dude.
And hell, what if they aren’t married? Is it because no guy will date them or is it because they just don’t want to get married? He probably thinks it’s because they are frigid cunts. But he can’t say that (at least not out loud) because he’s the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Getting angry again. I have to go look at some bacon.
OK. I’m feeling better. So…just…grrrrrr…FUCK THIS GUY!