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Shit that Pissed me Off – 8/19

Donald Trump Says the Only Way Hillary Clinton Can Win Pennsylvania is if she Cheats

Trump says alarming things and then smugly points out that everyone is talking about him.

He’s right.  But the good news, for now, is that it doesn’t seem to be working.  Trailing in every national poll, Trump has shaken up his campaign leadership again.  Maybe this time it will work.  I expect not because no matter how many smart people he has around him, he is still going to keep saying alarming things.

I'm betting I could convince these yahoos that Denny's makes better food than Perkins!

I’m betting I could convince these yahoos that Denny’s makes better food than Perkins!

In this case, there seems to be some sort of suggestion that even though voter fraud of the level Trump is suggestion is basically impossible, Hillary could pull it off.

Now voter fraud is no joking matter but if Clinton could pull off fraud at that level, she deserves to be President because her organizational skills are fucking amazing.

Although, one has to wonder how she could be so organized as to steal an entire state from Donald Trump but not organized enough to manage her e-mails properly.

If Clinton wins this election, she won’t have to cheat.  At this point, it would seem that all she needs to do is shut up and let Donald do most of the talking.

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 8/12

Donald Trump Makes a Joke (It Wasn’t Really a Joke) or Maybe he was Misunderstood (He Wasn’t) or Maybe Both (Huh?)

Some may ask why I keep writing about all the stupid shit Donald Trump does.  Simple – there is a remote possibility that I will convince one person to change their vote.  I don’t care if they vote for Clinton.  Maybe they will vote for Johnson.  Maybe they will just not vote for President.  I don’t care.  I just want Trump to get creamed.

Because if Trump does OK or, fuck me, actually wins, he’s the kind of candidate we will start to see all the time.  I can’t figure out why any of us would want that.

Here’s what he said this week:

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Mr. Trump said, as the crowd began to boo. He quickly added: “Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Now there are three possible explanations for what he meant.

  1.  He actually was suggesting that someone should assassinate Hillary Clinton to ensure she doesn’t get to appoint Supreme Court Justices.
  2. He was just saying they were a powerful voting bloc and everyone is over-reacting.
  3. He was making a joke

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If we examine the ramifications of each statement we come up with these possible conclusions:

  1. HOLY FUCK!
  2. So, in other words, he was too stupid to realize that what he said could easily be interpreted as a veiled threat against his opponent.  By association, his followers were too stupid to realize that his rhetoric is dangerous and could incite violence.
  3. So it can’t be both 2 & 3 even though various folks from the Trump camp have indeed claimed both 2 & 3.  If it is a joke, then it means he was well aware of what he was saying.  In which case: HOLY FUCK!  Making a joke about killing your opponent isn’t any better!

None of these scenarios look good for Trump.  They look worse for people who continue to make excuses for him.

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 3/25

Microsoft Hired a Bunch of Models in Skimpy Schoolgirl Outfits for an Industry Party

Before I go on my traditional mini rant, let me begin by saying the head of Xbox games, who sponsored the party, and the head of Microsoft both came out saying, in effect, “holy shit was that a horrible decision and we feel like complete assholes and while we can’t actually say we are going to fire whoever put this party together, we are totally going to fire whoever put this party together.”

So I don’t want to pile too much abuse on a company that seems to recognize how stupid it was to host a women in gaming panel on the same day they hired some sexy Catholic schoolgirls to encourage gamer nerds to dance.

I will, however, heap abuse on whoever actually decided to hire the sexy Catholic schoolgirls.

Because what in the hell were they thinking?  In a time when their industry is under heavy fire for not really giving a shit about women gamers, they decided it’d be a good time to blatantly not give a shit about women gamers.

I did a Google search for "woman gamer" and found this image. The internet is a strange and wonderful place.

I did a Google search for “woman gamer” and found this image. The internet is a strange and wonderful place.

They could have hired ripped dudes to dress up as Italian plumbers for a little gender balance and it still would have been a dumb PR move but probably wouldn’t have resulted in quite the uproar they are currently experiencing.

I realize the return on investment may have seemed lower given gaming is still very much a male dominated industry but when you are throwing thousands of dollars at a dance party for gamers, you may have already been making poor investment choices.

Maybe if it had been a Dance Dance Revolution party for gamers…

PS: After reading this article, I do think it’s important to address the dancers.  They were doing a job for which they were hired.  There is nothing wrong with that.

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 2/12

Dallas Judge Says He Will Not Perform Same-Sex Marriages Due to Religious Objection

I literally have no problem with a religious leader refusing to perform same-sex marriages.  I mean, I do because it is time to realize that love is love and the God you believe in is a homophobic jackass.  But they have a right to make those calls based on their interpretation of the Bible or Koran or whatever.

A judge is elected to perform a legal job and part of that job is marrying people.  As prescribed by law.  Which he is supposed to fucking uphold.  Impartially.

If you want to be a judge who doesn't have to follow the law, you need to start climbing the food chain. Like this dude.

If you want to be a judge who isn’t impartial, you need to climb the food chain.  Like this dude.

He claims the state Attorney General gave him permission to make this call based on an opinion that suggests he doesn’t have to perform the ceremony if there is someone else who can do it.  However, he is still practicing discrimination because he’s totally cool with performing “traditional” marriages.

I call bullshit.  Just do your fucking job.  If you don’t want to perform the “wrong” kind of marriage, don’t do them at all.

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 11/13

A Bunch A Few Christians are Pissed about a Coffee Cup

Starbucks has unveiled their holiday coffee cup design and it is boring.  It is literally a red cup. Their marketing team has covered up the fact they apparently chose not to hire a graphic designer this year by saying the plain red cup allows people to assign their own holiday story to the cup.

Which, I have to tell you, is one of the dumbest marketing ideas ever.  A coffee cup is not a tabula rasa and I sincerely doubt the next Pulitzer prize will have anything to do with the color red or coffee.

A few Christians (a very few) have decided, however, that this cup represents the first salvo in this year’s War on Christmas (TM)!

How dare Starbucks fail to emblazon their cups with snowflakes or snowmen as in years past?  Snow, of course, being one of the most recognizable symbols of Christmas the world over.

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Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

One only has to do a little digging to discover that Starbucks still sells gift cards that say Merry Christmas and they still sell Christmas Blend coffee and they still sell fucking advent calendars!

If Starbucks is engaged in the War on Christmas (TM), they are clearly not fully committed to the fight.

This whole story, by the way, is amazing.  You have Bristol Palin saying it is a conspiracy by the left to make the Christian right look dumb.

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You have the guy who started the thing looking like an idiot when he defends his bullshit opinion.

And, of course, you have Starbucks.  They have made so much money off of this “controversy,” they must be hoping it goes on for a least another couple of months.

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Shit That Pissed me Off – 10/30

The Internet Rushes to Defend a Cop Who Beat up a Kid

I’m very careful to research the stuff I post for this blog.  I want to make sure I understand the complete story before I rage against something that isn’t nearly as bad as it first appears.  If my information comes from addicting info, I make sure I find another source.

So when a cell phone video of a “school resource officer” throwing a teenager around surfaced, you’d think I would look for the other side of the story.

Nope.

See it literally doesn’t matter what the student was doing wrong prior to the video.  The extremely violent action was not provoked by a kid sitting at a desk.  Even a kid refusing to leave the classroom.  The officer lost his cool and physically assaulted a child.

To enter a dialogue saying “well she must have done something to deserve that action” ignores the fact that circumstances in which someone deserves to be beaten up are extremely rare.

Did Apollo Creed deserve to be beaten up by Rocky? Or Rocky by Apollo? If only they had just talked it out.

Did Apollo Creed deserve to be beaten up by Rocky? Or Rocky by Apollo? If only they had just talked it out.

If the assault had been committed by a guy who wasn’t in uniform, nobody would be trying to make excuses for his act.  But he’s a cop so he clearly did everything right and his actions shouldn’t be questioned, right?

No.

He’s a cop.  So he should know better.

And the rest of us should stop trying to find an excuse to blame the victim.  When someone starts hitting a person who is not hitting back, the person doing the hitting is to blame.

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Shit that Pissed me off – 10/16

LUSH is in Trouble for “Offensive” and “Pornographic” Ads featuring Women’s Butts

I think it is universally understood that women are never supposed to be naked in public.  Breast feeding is the sort of thing that should be done in private and goodness knows you should never feature the bare ass of a woman on a poster being displayed where children might see it.

The bare ass of a little cartoon girl, however, is completely OK!

The bare ass of a little cartoon girl, however, is completely OK!

Calling it “pornographic” seems a little bit excessive, though.  Right?  I mean, we are talking about butts here.  They don’t have dildos sticking out of them.

It seems to me that our threshold for what is pornographic is beginning to creep into the “any part of a woman’s body that is not her forearms or knees” territory.

Parents sure are concerned about what their kids might think about sex.  Having kids myself, this concern seems so completely baffling.  When my kids were young, they would probably have giggled at naked butts because they thought the word “butt” was funny.  Then they would have made fart jokes.

Because kids love fart jokes.

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