Because it's a GOOD thing to put guns into the hands of the certifiably insane.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.
On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress to undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama. The House had passed the measure earlier this year. The White House has signaled Trump will sign the legislation.
The Obama rule would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
It's hard to understand why the GOP feels the need to enable crazy fuckers to own guns, especially when there's documented history of crazies being the ones who have used said weapons to kill as many people as they can. Such as children. But no, the NRA wants to enable everyone and anyone to have a gun to kill, kill, kill. Because killing is cool or something. And no, it's not about self defense because certified wack jobs like Lanza and Holmes weren't being threatened by elementary school kids or a theater full of moviegoers, really not.
I'm pretty sick of the whole "I need a gun" bullshit. No, no you fucking don't. You don't need a gun. ESPECIALLY if you're stupid-crazy. Wanna hunt? Sure, go nuts. But you don't need a pistol or an AR for that. Going to overthrow the government? Right, go ahead try it and get back to me on that too. Because someone is going to invade your home and take you hostage?
The ratio for 2012, per the Violence Policy Center, was one justifiable killing for every 32 murders, suicides or accidental deaths (the ratio increases to 38-1 over the five-year period ending in 2012). (LA Times)
Yeah the statistics don't support that. You're more likely to shoot a family member or just fuck up and shoot yourself instead. But hey, the GOP loves sucking NRA dick because John Wayne and Clint Eastwood ok?
What a fucking stupid way to govern.
Wanna know what's REALLY entertaining? Is that the people who stand to suffer the most actually voted for this.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House voted on Friday to overturn an Obama administration rule that sought to reduce harmful methane emissions into the environment, part of the Democratic president's campaign to combat climate change.[..] The House vote followed action in the Senate earlier Friday ending an Obama-era regulation that requires oil and gas companies to disclose payments to foreign governments for mining and drilling.
The House and Senate also gave final approval this week to a measure that eliminates a rule to prevent coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams
This follows right on the heels of the GOP overturning rules to ensure that seniors with dementia aren't being used by people who need a clean name under which to buy a gun.
So let's see here, just a month in and energy industries can go back to spewing shit into the air, poisoning the water, keeping banks from wrecking the economy and minimizing the ability of felons to get their hands on guns purchased through our elderly who can't make decisions for themselves.
Boy oh boy that's just making America great ain't it? Well, not for anyone who lives near the pollution or shot by an illegal gun, but hey, dead people don't vote do they?
The GOP war on women has hit a milestone: it's now affecting women all over the world.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump has massively expanded the ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions, or provide abortion information, to all organizations receiving U.S. global health assistance.
The picture of Der Dickhead spoke volumes: a passle of old, wrinkled, white men passing judgement on women's abilities to control their bodies and their future. Out of touch, unsympathetic, these people decided that women who need health care are entitled to NONE.
groups in 60 countries receiving $9 billion in health assistance are now covered by the ban.
Women in 60 countries now will lose the ability to get screening for cancer, birth control, regular exams and counseling because tRump is president. I suppose it's better than his promise that women who seek an abortion should be incarcerated, but is death better than prison?
Props to you tRump voter! Making the world better, safer and healthier! You can be PROUD!
Seriously asshole, what is wrong with you? Didn't you learn from last time or are you just another Retarded Kid (see last post).
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- An Obamacare statute designed to protect transgender people from healthcare discrimination has been struck down by a federal judge in Texas. The statute -- a rule written in accordance with the Affordable Care Act and enforced by regulators at Health and Human Services -- was also intended to protect access abortion services.
"Plaintiffs claim the rule's interpretation of sex discrimination pressures doctors to deliver healthcare in a manner that violates their religious freedom and thwarts their independent medical judgment and will require burdensome changes to their health insurance plans on Jan. 1, 2017," U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor wrote in his ruling.
Here let me show you how the door opens again: being transgender is LEGAL in the US, having an abortion is ALSO LEGAL in the US. Creating rulings that go against those rules will FAIL, waste time and money, cause unnecessary pain for many and result in more friction within the state. NONE OF THOSE ARE GOOD THINGS. So really Reed, you lost the last time, you're going to lose again. Why continue straightening the deck chairs on the Titanic?
Doctors will treat how they treat, your "judgement" notwithstanding. Creating laws to infringe on doctor-patient privacy is BIG GOVERNMENT inserting itself into the PRIVACY of the population, something supposedly you're against.
So fuck off, cocktard. And welcome to your new title: Asshole fuckwad shitstick moron cockwaffle douchemonkey the first, of 2017.
We tolerated it here in the US against a presidential candidate so why doesn't Canada feel the same?
Canadian politicians have expressed outrage after protesters at a political rally chanted "lock her up" about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
Protesters erupted into jeers at a rally against a carbon tax, hosted by the right-wing Rebel media group.
"Lock her up" was frequently chanted by Donald Trump supporters in reference to Hillary Clinton during the US election.
Mrs Clinton was under FBI investigation over her emails but Ms Notley has not faced any criminal probe.(BBC)
Yes women who aspire are criminals for challenging the status quo. Generally the same actions and antics performed by men (Oh that silly email server that Colin Powell had was NO big deal) is the basis for criminal proceedings against women. Sure we mock religious islamic zealots for forcing women to hide their faces but we totally support radical jews who do the same, or judges that ask rape victims if their dress or drunkeness meant they deserved what they got. It's a sliding scale but all on the same spectrum.
Women are losers. It's a historical fact. They take the brunt of everything bad, from famine to getting off an aircraft on fire, women die first, suffer most, and in many cases they accept their fate without fighting.
Lock her up.
Yes lock HER up. Because she dared. Imagine that.
Poor, marginalized white guy is mad mad mad that someone dared call out his bro-pal. Boy is HE going to show HER who's boss!
Donald Trump has congratulated Newt Gingrich on his spat with TV anchor Megyn Kelly, whom the former house speaker said was "fascinated" with sex.
Mr Gingrich claimed Ms Kelly showed "bias" for mentioning the groping allegations against Mr Trump.
Mr Trump praised Mr Gingrich's comments while breaking from the campaign to open his new hotel in Washington, DC.
"Congratulations," he said. "That was an amazing interview last night...We don't play games, Newt".
Mr Gingrich appeared on Fox News on Tuesday on behalf of Mr Trump in what resulted in a heated exchange between him and Ms Kelly.
The spat concluded when Ms Kelly ended the interview and told Mr Gingrich to "take your anger issues and spend some time working on them". (BBC)
Yeah, it's "bias" to mention that Trump was caught on tape boasting about how easy and fun it was to stick his hands in women's cunts. Real bias. Because, you know, people might actually not LIKE Der Donald when they hear what he has to say. Bias. Because real women are OK with letting men treat them like sex toys.
Of course it's Megyn's fault that she actually brought this up. Because BIAS! What she should have been bringing up was the fact that the opposing candidate's husband cheated and lied about cheating. Not that HE's running for president (again). But it says TONS about the person who is because everyone knows that when one person in the relationship cheats on the other then they're BOTH guilty as fuck.
Funny how that doesn't make any sense when you type it out, right?
Yes Newt, you with your STERLING record of not-cheating, not-divorcing your IN THE HOSPITAL WIFE AT THE TIME becauyse "She's not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer." Yeah you're mr. fucking PERFECT aren't you?
No, you're a tiny tool and as Megyn pointed out, you can't even control the shit that comes out of your mouth. If you want to go suck Trump's dick, please, feel free. Just do it in private ok?
Because religion is far, far more important than a woman's health or sanity.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish women gathered Monday in cities across the country to protest a proposal to ban abortions in cases where fetuses are badly damaged or have no chance of survival after birth.[..]
The women, joined by many men, have returned to the streets in response to a new proposal by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the ruling Law and Justice party. Earlier this month, he said his party wants to ensure that even pregnancies involving a child "certain to die, very deformed, still end up in a birth, so that the child can be baptized, buried, have a name.
If it's just a matter of how remains are treated then there's no reason why a woman must be exposed to risk of carrying an nonviable fetus. The remains must be named and baptized? Sure, go right ahead. But the idea of compelling a woman to be a walking coffin for a fetus that is guaranteed to die is beyond cruel. It only prolongs the agony for everyone.
Poland needs a divorce from the church and polish women need to make a stand for their rights. Telling a woman what she can and can't do with her body, her life isn't what a government is for (contrary, of course, to what conservative fuckwads like to think).
Here's hoping that polish women make a stand and make a difference, both for themselves and their daughters. Here's also hoping that the fucking patriarchy gets one shoved up their ultra-tight assholes.
The first lesson every mother teaches their kid is "don't interrupt". Clearly Mama Trump failed to bring up Baby Donald very well because it's a lesson he clearly didn't learn.
But Trump also did himself few favors. He interrupted Clinton repeatedly during the debate, at times leaning into his microphone to declare "wrong!" as she was talking. And he perplexingly stood by his criticism of Machado the morning after the debate, saying in an interview on Fox News Channel that Machado was one of the "worst we ever had" in the beauty contest he used to own.
"She gained a massive amount of weight," Trump said. "It was a real problem. We had a real problem."(AP)
Rude? Yes. Fat bashing women? Also yes. Pimping your own daughter? Yes again (in fact he basically said he'd fuck her.)
Trump has taken misogyny to a new level. Problem is the people who he's targeting, his fans and voters AGREE with this behavior. Not only don't they see a problem they're actually HAPPY to have someone abuse women verbally the way women used to be abused decades ago. This makes them feel validated.
Trump isn't the problem. The fact that people AGREE with him is. Those are the people you should be afraid of.
And that's putting it nicely.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.[..]
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, a Christian conservative and strong defender of the law, called the NCAA's decision "shameful extortion."[..]
"Everybody should be concerned about lost revenue, but I don't put a price tag on our women and girls of any kind," Forest said. He added: "It's just unbelievable to me to think that these entities would think that it's OK to invade the privacy or security of a woman or a girl in a shower or a locker room."
So here it is: SHOW ME THE PROOF THAT YOUR LAW PROTECTS ANYONE DIPSHIT DAN. Because we both know you don't have any proof. Your bullshit fearmongering is a fabrication of your congealed brain. Transgender people are NOT a threat and the fact that your troglodyte mentality holds sway in your tiny world doesn't mean that anyone else will buy your syphilitic rhetoric. I'm genuinely sorry that you're afraid of change, that you can't respect the rights and self-determination of others but you're free (since you were elected) to run your state into the ground through your ignorance and hate.
Enjoy yourself fucktard, but history isn't going to be kind to ignorant assholes like you, and neither am I.
How do police in India get a free meal? By claiming they're "checking" for violations.
Police in the north-western Indian state of Hariyana will check dishes of mutton biryani to ensure they do not contain beef, a senior official has told the BBC. (BBC)
Next they'll be checking Samosas, bottle of Fanta and Gelabi's for beef too. Probably chewing gum and mints just after, just to be sure.
Gotta love how legislators "know" what's best for women. And not their doctors.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's restrictions on the so-called abortion pill led to a higher rate of side effects, more doctor visits and additional medical treatment for patients, according to a new study.[..]
Once implemented, Ohio's law initially required physicians administering mifepristone to follow outdated protocols for the abortion drug, originally known as RU-486. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's guidelines at the time contained a higher, more expensive dosage of the drug. It's prescribed along with a second drug, misoprostol.
Basic message: by wrapping medical treatment with additional layers of rules in a futile attempt to restrict access, politicians did more harm than good. Actually that goes for all science, from global warming to disease, politicians know DICK about how the technical issues they are empowered to affect. Must be awesome to get elected, probably should just give themselves PhD's in All The Things just to make it more official. It's especially more awesome when those decisions can cause pain and death, because it was done under the label "things that were well intended."
So once again, if you don't like abortions then don't fucking have one. Otherwise just mind your own damn business about other what others choose to do.
I was torn between putting this in the "asshole" vs. "idiot" category so I went with both.
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.
El Shehaby, who was sent home by his own team, lost the fight on Friday and was reprimanded by the IOC for his actions.
The athlete said he did not want to shake hands with an Israeli, nor was he obliged to do so under judo rules, but the IOC said his behavior went against the rules and spirit of the Olympic Games and the rules of fair play.[..]
"Shaking the hand of your opponent is not an obligation written in the judo rules. It happens between friends and he's not my friend," El Shehaby said after his bout. (Reuters)
El Shabby is a dumb motherfucker and it's a pity Egypt gave him the opportunity to demonstrate his stupidity on the world stage. Clearly he missed the part in his training where they explained the meaning of respect. Respect to his opponent, his host, the audience and the sport. Since he couldn't figure that simplest of ideas out he clearly deserves none in return.
I'd be surprised if Shabby ever returned to another Olympics. In fact it would be an absolute pity. He doesn't understand the spirit of the games nor the dignity of competition. Jackass. Go home and stay home so you don't embarrass your country or yourself ever again.
Morons of the world unite! (Preferably near a really high cliff or at least a very short pier.)
A member of the audience asked Prof Cox to address Mr Roberts' request for proof of a human element in climate change.
"I could sit here and read out figures until I'm blue in the face," Prof Cox said.
"The absolute, absolute consensus is that human action is leading to an increase in average temperature. Absolute consensus. I know you may try to argue with that," he said to Mr Roberts, "but you can't."
Mr Roberts worked in coal mining and has an honours degree in engineering and a master's degree in business administration.
Throughout the show, the senator repeatedly called for "empirical data" proving that climate change was real.
However, Mr Roberts said the climate data had been "corrupted".
"What do you mean corrupted?" Prof Cox asked.
Mr Roberts responded: "Manipulated".
"By who?" Prof Cox asked.
"Nasa," Mr Roberts said.
At one point, Prof Cox produced a graph showing global surface temperatures of the past century. (BBC)
Morons who don't want to believe won't. These are also the same people who blindly follow the bible because they don't NEED proof, they just KNOW it's true. They're also the ones who are responsible for the increased pain and suffering of the Earth's poorest and most needy, people who can't afford to move when it floods, can't travel to greener and cooler places when it's parched. Why? Because it's convenient to defend the industries that are paying them because by the time it's too late it will be their children's problem. Not theirs.
Apparently the gaming community of the "Closers" game is afraid of little girls. Little girls with attitude. Can I get a "whaaaaaaaaaa, boo hoo"?
The "Gamergate" controversy which roiled the world of video gaming has hit a new level. The name was coined as a row over whether Western gamers were mostly male and anti-women. Now, a similar row is rocking South Korea, arguably the country with the strongest culture of gaming in the world. As the BBC's Steve Evans reports from Seoul, it all started with a slogan on a T-shirt.
On the face of it, the slogan "Girls do not need a prince" doesn't seem that controversial.
In many parts of the world, it would pass as the kind of thing any young woman might wear without prompting a second look.
But when the actress, Kim Jayeon, tweeted a photograph of herself wearing the garment, she generated a storm and lost herself a job.
She was the voice of one of the characters in a South Korean online game called "Closers". (BBC)
You'd think a region that prides itself on martial culture and masculinity could deal with a women expressing her independence and inner strength. But then again these are gamers and probably NOT black belts. Gamers whose widdle pride is easily hurt. But misogeny and gaming isn't all that unusual anywhere in the world. But what IS unusual and extraordinary is how quickly and remorselessly the game manufacturer caved into the small-dicked yowling.
Fans of "Closers" inundated Nexon, the company which produced the game, with complaints. Many of the complaints, according to female activists, were offensive and anti-women.
Nexon quickly bowed to the protesters and sacked the actress. It told the BBC that she would be paid in full for her work but her voice would not be used on the game.
It issued a statement saying it had "recognised the voices of concern amongst the Closers community", adding that "we have suddenly decided to seek a replacement in the role".
I can't imagine any internationally known game manufacturers, Blizzard, EA, ID or others EVER caving to the pathetic whinings of injured male egos, much less when that message is delivered on a tidal wave of hate and anti-woman vitriol, but apparently those in charge of Nexon are equally small-dicked and eager to please their small-dicked players.
South Korea is pretty behind when it comes to equality and women's rights. Too bad for Nexon that they didn't recognize the opportunity to open their game up to international users who would have supported them if they had done the right thing, telling their audience to "fucking grow up" and demonstrated a lack of tolerance for discriminatory behavior. But they didn't
So fuck you Nexon and fuck your tiny-dicked users.
Nico you're a fucking tool.
US news website The Daily Beast has apologised for publishing an article that may have "outed" a number of gay athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics.[..]
The reporter [Nico Hines] had described how he used online dating, including popular gay app Grindr, to get dates with athletes.
The Daily Beast said it had "screwed up" and later removed the article.
The story said athletes were using dating apps such as Bumble, Grindr, Jack'd, and Tinder to connect with other people at the games.
Their writer described how he used the apps and he got three dates within an hour, and detailed what some men wrote on their profiles on Grindr.
He also gave details of their height, weight, nationality, and a description of their profile picture. (BBC)
Daily Beast eventually (note: eventually) retracted the article, but only after they'd gotten the maximum attention out of it. After the first lashing of public opion they balked and redacted some of the content, but didn't take it down. It took more anger and the condemnation of Society of Professional Journalists before DB (also, in this case standing for Dick Bags) finally decided to remove the article.
But not before the writer defended the awesome Trumpian-style media-fest in a sinularly stupid way.
According to gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, the reporter justified his presence on the app, saying he "didn't lie to anyone or pretend to be someone I wasn't - unless you count being on Grindr in the first place - since I'm straight, with a wife and child.
"I used my own picture (just of my face?) and confessed to being a journalist as soon as anyone asked who I was."
So AFTER he created an account, not for the purpose of dating but as a way to get access to private details, and AFTER he was contacted THEN he owned up to the fact that he wasn't there to date just steal information. See Nico, the LYING part came when you signed up to use those services as your free source of material so you coud get PAID for writing a lascivious article about Olympic sex. The fact that you jumped out of the closet (so to speak) and went "Ha ha, I'm not here to date, just to tell the world about you" makes you the shittiest of shitbags and the limpest of limpdicks.
Worse is that you don't want to admit the obvious and tried to defend your practise. How bad are you going to feel, scumbucket, when one of those people you described gets murdered or imprisoned back in their home nation when they're outted in a country where being gay means getting dead? Not much, from what I gather, as you sit in your nice home with your wife and kid. Maybe it'll get you some more free PR.
The Daily Beast needs to do more than apologize, they need to fire Nico Hines. Maybe then he'll understand the risk involved and that being used against your will for someone else's profit and amusement is a lot more serious than just lying about your sexuality on a gay dating website.
Ok, I don't care if this is not PC, but those fuckers have no class and no manners.
Example a: A national monument, a solemn, artistic testament to the tenacity and solidarity of a nation. And it had morons of a certain set of nationalities climbing all the fuck over, scaling the enscrypted marble sides, dangling from the bronze horsemen, pole dancing from the ribboned spears. In one corner I waited patiently for a clean shot of a section of the monument. In front of me a dad-mom pair blocked my view and their son, who had clambered up the monument to stand directly in front of the sculpture posed. Minutes ticked by. Mom and dad were taking hundreds, nay thousands, of the same fucking image of junior. Finally mom, tucks away her iPad and I'm getting ready for my view and then dad fucking breaks out his REGULAR camera to start all over again. At that point we were like FUCKING MOVE - which, by the way, when accompanied by arm gestures, is a sentiment that can be easily conveyed regardless of nationality. Grudgingly, angrily, the trio moved.
Example b: A tour of the inside of another national monument. Note that this tour wasn't limited by the number of people or even the size of the crowd. We were all being divvied up by language and herded along in groups of about 20. However, just PRIOR, we had to have our tickets verified and then veer off to the correct location. As we're heading along neatly in the throng, one asian grandmother dashes in front of me and then stops the entire crowd to beckon to her doddering husband to get in front. With the crowd at my back, he literally shoves me out of the way to get ahead. Only the fact that starting a fight would take even longer kept me from checking the old codger into the boards. When we finally did find our zones, the asian contingent didn't content themselves with their assigned location, but spread out among the other (smaller) groups as if that would help their experience. Fortunately the staff were on to that, and corralled them all back together and shuffled them away.
So yeah, this might not be PC, but it's actual experience. My take is that in their countries it's just the most aggressive behavior that gets rewarded, something that clashes pretty badly with more cultured countries. At least when on travel.
A regular schmo with a gun will win over anyone's uber- buff body. Maybe that's the point.
The video, has been viewed more than 800,000 times and drew a swift response. Most of those who commented were outraged that their firearm-free sport had been associated with guns. An online petition which demands an end to the partnership with Glock has now been signed by more than 20,000 people.
One of the outraged CrossFitters, Kyle Williams called the video "a glorified pistol ad." A CrossFit gym in Vancouver wrote, in a an Instagram post, that "CrossFit stands for fitness, health, and community, and The Games is rewarding the top athletes with a gun. How does that make any sense?"[..]
However, the director of the CrossFit Games, Dave Castro has defended the sponsorship deal in a newspaper interview. "I am one of millions of people in the US who own guns for recreational and legal purposes. I compete in competitive shooting events, and I have a lot of friends in the shooting industry. Glock offered up pistols as prizes, I agreed to it," Castro told the Los Angeles Times. (BBC)
Dave Castro is a douchebag. You'd think the director of a franchise would GET the notion that supporting the people who pay him money was a good idea. But no, it's not about them, it's about him. Yes it's fucking lovely that YOU own guns, it's great that YOU have many of them and that YOU like them. But get this dipshit, NOT ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS DO and instead of keeping a neutral stance you've now created a battleground where there didn't need to be one. I mean any idiot would have known that adding guns to fitness wouldn't be a winner, but clearly Dave didn't care.
Dave you're going to get more bad press than good, lose more customers than acquire and MOST of all, you've sullied what was just a good sport for a lot of people.
Maybe you've taken too much testosterone, maybe you don't have enough, but either way you're a moron. Good luck bringing it back asshole.