Shit that Pissed Me Off – 11/6

What the Fuck is Wrong with you, Houston?

Houston voters repealing an LGBT rights ordinance was only one of several shit results from Tuesday’s election.

What’s that?  You didn’t know there was an election on Tuesday?

That’s because it was an off year and even though city councils and school boards have a lot more impact on our day to day life, most of us can’t be bothered to get off of our asses and take the ten minutes required to go to our polling place and cast a vote.  Call it twenty minutes if you actually want to do some research before you get there.

I don't know anything about the candidates! If only there was something that could allow me to locate that information quickly and efficiently!

I don’t know anything about the candidates! If only there was something that could allow me to locate that information quickly and efficiently!

In Houston, they had passed an ordinance protecting the rights of the LGBT community and a bunch of paranoid, prude, fuckwits turned the debate into a question about whether or not you wanted your daughter to be in the same bathroom with a trans woman.

By putting it on the ballot in an off year, they ensured they could get a whole bunch of other paranoid, prude, fuckwits to the polls to make sure trans women used the men’s room because that’s where they belong!  Also trans men have to keep using the ladies room but something tells me nobody is nearly as concerned about that.

Here’s a lesson to every apathetic voter everywhere – the people who show up can get things done.  And in Houston, the people who showed up told the trans community to go fuck itself while a whole bunch of other people stayed home and figured they weren’t trans so who gives a shit.

In Afghanistan, They Stoned a Woman to Death for Adultery

They dug a hole in the ground and men threw rocks at her head until she died.

Because she had been forced into a loveless marriage and tried to escape with another man.  No word on what happened to the man.  I’m betting he’s still alive because fuck women.

For every guy who complains about feminism, there is a story like this one that points out women worldwide have to deal with shit guys simply don’t.  Not only that, but if a woman breaks the rules society places upon them, a bunch of guys literally get to throw rocks at her head.

This isn’t a metaphor.

A bunch of men decided she deserved to die for being in love with a man she hadn’t been forced to marry and then another bunch of men willingly killed her.

So, dear men trying to convince me that your life is tough too and why doesn’t anyone respect you for all your sacrifices, you need to shut the fuck up.

Here’s a Meme that Pissed me Off!

I love this one because it is filled with half truths and also makes a whole bunch of bullshit assumptions.  Shall we begin?

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All right Mrs. Smug self righteous defender of the underpaid military, let’s start with the obvious.

Even if the military is underpaid, and while they get health care, lodging, food, and other benefits a McDonald’s hourly employee does not, I still agree that they are not paid well, that doesn’t mean a McDonald’s employee is not also underpaid.

Wages aren’t a continuum where you decide how important a job is to you personally (because it’s all about you) and then decide how much that person should be paid relative to the amount someone else with a different job should be paid.

And seriously person who probably doesn’t flip burgers for a living, the value you place on flipping burgers really shows how much of an elitist jackass you are.  I’m willing to bet you don’t want to flip burgers.  I know I don’t want that job.  It sucks.  So before you decry people for being unskilled labor, you need to think about the fact that you wouldn’t flip burgers for any amount of money.  They could pay you $100,000 a year and you still wouldn’t want to stand over a hot griddle for 40 hours a week listening to entitled fucks (like you) telling you that you are overpaid and I said NO ketchup (or catsup) you illiterate idiot!  OF COURSE I want fries with that!

You know the other thing about the military?  When most people enter the military, they are also unskilled labor!  The military spends a lot of time and money training them to be skilled labor.

So how about we all stop judging people for wanting to be paid more.  Because everyone wants to be paid more.  I’ll bet judgy mcjudgerton Facebook lady also wants to be paid more for what she does.  And she’d probably think some lawyer was a jackass if he posted some bullshit Facebook update about how she doesn’t deserve a raise.

In all honesty though, I’m not really annoyed at elitist Facebook lady.  I’m annoyed at all the people who shared her post because they don’t get it either.

A Small Town in Missouri is Totally Punishing a Young Woman Because she was Raped by a Guy they Like

Everyone says Darren Paden is a great guy.

He’s a great guy who raped a girl at least 200 times starting when she was five years old.  Sounds like a pillar of the community.

So while folks in Dearborn, MO are totally bummed that this guy is about to go to jail forever (after a guilty plea), they are pretty annoyed at the girl who accused him.  She recently was turned down for an apartment because she was repeatedly raped by this great guy.

We can't have rape victims here! You'd just attract sexual predators!

We can’t have rape victims here! You’d just attract sexual predators!

They say his confession was coerced.  The poor guy was forced to admit to serial rape by this horrible seventeen year old girl who will never lead a truly normal life.  Clearly she had it out for him.

Look, I knew a guy who did this sort of thing once.  Everyone said he was a great guy.

He wasn’t.  He raped a kid.  And he went to jail.  Just like this asshole.

Did You Hear the One about the Rock Star Who Can’t Record an Album

I’m not a big fan of Ke$ha.  I’m not into her music.  But you know what?  She ought to be able to record an album if she wants.  And apparently, she would really like to record an album.

Why can’t she?

Because her contract states that she can’t record an album without Dr. Luke (holy fuck music people and their “cool” names) and he apparently has been sexually harassing her for years.  So she’d really rather record her album with – you know – someone who isn’t a toad.

What? I said "toad," not "frog!"

What???? I said “toad,” not “frog!”

It seems fair but a contract is a contract and that means endless litigation just so she doesn’t have to be around a sleaze.  Which also means she hasn’t put out a new album in three years in an industry where you need to keep producing work or face irrelevancy and endless casino concerts.

Now I don’t know anything about her contract or about whether or not she was actually sexually harassed (she almost certainly was) but seriously, it sucks that her career is stuck in the courts.  Someone should get this shit settled because artists should be allowed to make art.

 

 

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

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