Apr/06
2017

Yes that's FLOCKING not fucking, get your mind out of the gutter... wait no. Don't bother because that's where this post is going.

President Donald Trump has defended embattled Fox News host Bill O'Reilly amid reports of settlements with five women who sued him for harassment.
"I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person," Mr Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday from the White House, surrounded by his aides.
"I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled," the president added.
Dozens of advertisers have pulled commercials from The O'Reilly Factor.
"I don't think Bill did anything wrong," Mr Trump told the New York Times, adding that "he should have taken it all the way" to court.(BBC)

Well whaddaya know, ol' Dickhead Dopestick is coming to the defense of a fucknugget like himself. After the shriveled penis-faced O'Reilly put the mack on female coworkers and wound up paying for his misogyny, Dickhead thinks that "Bill is a good man". How christian of him! Yes propositioning women you work with and taking revenge when they don't let you fuck them is totally how this president rolls, hell the conservatard fan-club of Trumpanzees didn't even bat an eye when he boasted about grabbing women by the crotch just because he could. So, all in all, no surprise that DDT would go to bat for another fucknugget like himself AND tell Bill he should have taken it to court. Actually, going to court would have been awesome, because a) Bill would have had to pay court fees on top of everything else and b) the details of his douchebaggery would have been published.

tRumpmerica: where being non-white, non-christian and non-male makes you a criminal.

Apr/06
2017

Dickhead Donald has already padded out his bank account by a few mil, just from using his own private club in Florida. This is how DDT is making america great again.

The sign-on fee doubled from $100,000 [to $200,000] shortly after Mr Trump took office, when proximity to the president of the United States was added to the list of amenities, alongside the tennis courts and spa.
"It's pay-to-play, people are paying for access to the president," said Richard Painter, former chief White House ethics lawyer under George W Bush. (BBC)

Remember how DDT used to take aim at Obama for the cost of his vacations? Now EVERY weekend Dickhead spends in Florida he's pocketing that cost, right into the tRump accounts. Like that? It's impressive that his greed is so overt, his level of leadership so low and morals not anywhere to be seen.

Yes, it's great all right. Totally fucking great.

Apr/05
2017

Greed.

President Donald Trump has promised sweeping reforms to "horrendous" US banking regulations that were introduced after the financial crisis.
"We're going to do a very major haircut on Dodd-Frank," he said, referring to the Wall Street and consumer protection rules Barack Obama enacted in 2010.
Dodd-Frank aimed to prevent banks taking on too much risk and to separate their investment and commercial arms. (BBC)

DDT is intent on destroying every check and balance that resulted from a national catastrophe. Gibbering Trumanzees slobbering, shrieking, and flinging poo at everyone who points out that the "emperor" is both naked and insane. I guess the masses are asses and the founding fathers were right in debating if the average person should have the right to vote.

Apr/05
2017

Well they're back again! Only this time they're part of the GOP mandate...

The White House offer would also let states seek an exemption to the law's requirement that insurers must offer coverage to people with serious diseases. Conservatives have argued that such requirements have the effect of inflating insurance costs. (BBC)

Try explaining to a cancer patient that they can't have medical insurance because it "inflates insurance costs". Go on. I double dare you. I bet you don't have the fucking balls to even try.

Death panels: because the GOP believes that serious diseases "cost too much" to treat and insurance only exists for those who can make it profitable for the industry...

Apr/04
2017

Because there's just not enough evil the US can do under this administration. Hurting women ALL over the globe is part of the agenda.

he US says it is withdrawing funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning in more than 150 countries.
The state department says the agency supports or participates in a programme of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilisation in China.
But the UNFPA says this is an "erroneous claim", and that its work does not break any US laws.
In total $32.5m (£26m) in funds will be withdrawn for the 2017 financial year. (BBC)

The war on women continues. Now vulnerable, impoverished women, women who are victims of war, famine and oppression can suffer because this aligns with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL OTHER THAN A MEGALOMANIAC'S WHIMS. This organization saves lives of women around the globe and Dickhead doesn't give two fucks what happens as a result.

Yes, america the fucking stupid, stupid, selfish, ignorant, foolish, greedy, unthinking voters electing a "president" who represents the worst our nation has to offer. Did I mention how much I loathe you all? No? Well, maybe you can figure it out.

Apr/04
2017

Alternative title: Tami Fitzgerald Is One Stupid Cunt.

The North Carolina Values Coalition, a socially conservative group that pushed to preserve HB2, said it was pleased with the NCAA's move but accused the sports organization of "bullying" the state into repealing HB2.
"The NCAA's boycott of North Carolina achieved what it wanted - the repeal of HB2 - proving that bullying works as long as you meet the demands of the bully," said Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the coalition. "However, the NCAA had no business demanding anything of North Carolina lawmakers." (AP)

Ok let's beak it down so even the STUPIDEST most IGNORANT fucking CUNT (aka Tami) can figure it out:

a. It's not bullying when you're PREVENTING harm. See there's no proof at all that transgender individuals are guilty of pervy crap that others (Catholic Priests, Politicians, Dickhead Donald) have been accused and found guilty of. So in this case the state wasn't "bullied" rather it came around on its own to the fiscal reality that no everyone believes the moronic premise of HB2. Was it bullying when the Inquisition ended? Or segregation? Or the Salem witch trials? The Holocaust? No. That wasn't bulling, that was eradicating evil. Eliminating social injustice does not equal bullying.

b. NCAA doesn't OWE North Carolina ANYTHING. Your politicians believed there would be no financial retribution. They sold you a false bill of goods. You bought it and instead of being mad at the guys who lied to you, you're mad at the people who bring you money? I guess that kinda supports just how fucking stupid you really are. Please, go right ahead and piss the NCAA off more. That would be fucking brilliant.

Tami, you're a twat. You can't reason, you can't even make a coherent argument. Please, stfu. You're embarrassing your state.

Apr/03
2017

I mean really, the very IDEA that a CONSERVATIVE news source would be offensive to women? I can hardly fathom it.

Car company Mercedes-Benz says it's pulling ads from Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" because of host Bill O'Reilly's sexual-harassment "controversy."
The New York Times reported over the weekend Fox News' parent company or O'Reilly have paid $13 million since 2012 to five women who said he sexually harassed or verbally abused them. (AP)

Sponsors have been leaving Faux News by the double handful. While it may be ok for conservatives (read: assholes) to malign women and use them as a target for hate and intolerance the REST of the civilized world does not. It's entertaining that american's are ok with slapping a bitch down, it's not only tolerated in much of the US it's actually CELEBRATED with southern and mid-western women happily leading the parade of hate against their own sisters.

Well, guess not everyone sees it their way and ultimately money talks.

DDT has done the world a favor, with semi-closeted shitbags like O'Reilly thinking that their type of fuckbaggery is now welcome, only to find that it's welcome to a very SELECT audience. Well then, you've made your choice, hope you enjoy it. I know I certainly am.

Apr/02
2017

The one in Massachusetts, of course.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts city of Cambridge is weighing whether to call for an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.
Vice Mayor Marc McGovern has filed a policy order for Monday's city council meeting pushing for an investigation.
McGovern said he believes the Republican president is still deeply involved in his business operations.

Regrettably this blog engine doesn't support a true smiley emoticon so you'll just have to roll with the classic :).

Cambridge, home of some of the smartest people on Earth. Not surprising really that they bazooka-vomit when forced to drink the Koolaid coming out of D.C..

Of COURSE DDT is still involved in his businesses, the law doesn't apply to him, right? He's President. That's what he's said on multiple occasions. The real question is, which will get him sooner? The fact that he's violating ton of laws domestically or the fact that he encouraged and was fully aware of Russian intervention in the last election? Dunno, but gosh, let's see shall we?

Apr/01
2017

NOTE: This is NOT an April 1st joke. The conent in here is real. Or is it? It is. I'm just joking. Or am I? I mean, I could be? But I'm not. But if I were, that's just what I'd want you think. So yeah. Sure, go ahead. Whatever. See if I care. (spoiler alrert, I don't)

Preface:

  1. It's been a while. I know, it happens. That's just me. Accept it or move on.
  2. I'm still only focusing on things that make me happy. Maybe that's why it's been a while since my last post...
  3. One thing that makes me happy is debating.
  4. One of my favorite debate topics is grammar. Probably because it has sort of rules -ish most of the time and things change.

With that out of the way, my favorite grammar topics to discuss:

  • What I dub "Marvin's grammar postulate the first." This states that any medium discussing grammar (print, speech, posting) will have a grammar error in it. So yes, if you find one in this post, I'm right. Just saying.
  • Unusual plurals. Probably due to adoption from romantic languages, some plurals are surprising and fun. Examples include courts martial, sums total, battles royal, sleights of hand, and, of course my personal favorite, culs de sac. (And as I recently commented to a news source I read regularrly who fixed their story, attorneys general.) Believe it or not, these are all the correct plural form of these words. More examples here.
  • One space, two space, which space or em oh my. Back in the day of typewriters, you had to put two spaces between sentences for them to be readable. Now, typefaces provide for this so only one space is necessary. But some people were "taught" that you always put two, even though the reason for it is rubbish. I include this example mainly because it's a perfect example that just because you've been "doing it that way" for "a long time" and have been writing for longer doesn't mean your way is correct. In this case, you're basing your actions on outdated problems that are no longer relevant. In fact, almost two years ago now this was pointed out to me and I have changed to the correct one space rule. Just saying. It's ok to be wrong but change you should.
  • Aha, can't forget irregardless. It's a word, look it up people. (In all fairness, you should use regardless instead. This doesn't make it not a word though.)
  • Last but not least, the infamous Oxford Comma. Along the same lines of the number of spaces debate (and kind of the same as ending a sentence with a preposition and using passive voice which I omitted because this was already too long), this convention is taught as "optional." I can say this because I know someone who was taught that. Some, including myself, argue that it is NOT optional. Point and case, literally. It's not the first and certainly won't be the last very costly missing comma... Just do it people.

Finally, I'll leave you with this, my absolute favorite case for why the oxford comma is necessary.

sexy jfk

 

And another for good measure.

not so sexy abe

 

- M

Apr/01
2017

Fuck.

It's April 1 and Dickhead Donald is STILL president. This joke has gone on way longer than it should have.
Mar/31
2017

Rocket Ryan

There's a two-fer in this quote, see if you can figure it out before you read the rest of my post.

On Wednesday evening Speaker Ryan was asked what he thought of Mr Trump reaching out to Democrats on healthcare reform.
"I don't want that to happen," he said. "You know why? I want a patient-centred system. I don't want government running healthcare.
"The government shouldn't tell you what you must do with your life, with your healthcare. We should give people choices." On Thursday morning Bob Corker, a Republican senator from Tennessee, gave the speaker a stinging rebuke. "We have come a long way in our country when the speaker of one party urges a president NOT to work with the other party to solve a problem," he tweeted. (BBC)

Figured it out? Great, let's crosscheck.

First, "I don't want government running healthcare. The government shouldn't tell you what you must do with your life, with your healthcare. We should give people choices." Unless? That's right! Unless you're a WOMAN in which case the government MUST tell you what to do with you live and TAKE AWAY any choices.

Second, "Speaker Ryan was asked what he thought of Mr Trump reaching out to Democrats on healthcare reform... "I don't want that to happen." Ok, so that was an obvious gimme, it was already spelled out by one of their own as fucking stupid, but it still spells out exactly what's going on here: the GOP fundamentally care about how sound, viable, reasonable or useful their policies are. They want to "pass legislation" to rack up points, not actually govern. They want power and to keep themselves in power, at the cost of everyone and anyone who gets in their way. Rocket Ryan only has one mission: keep control of the majority, get GOP candidates elected, regardless of quality or sanity.

Public interest in mind? Oh please. As if.

Mar/30
2017

Hey Bill, I wouldn't go criticizing someone else's hair when you don't fucking have any.

Black women are sharing their experiences of prejudice in the workplace, using the Twitter hashtag #BlackWomenatWork, after Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made fun of a black congresswoman's hair.
O'Reilly has since apologised for saying in a Fox & Friends clip that he didn't hear a word of a speech Maxine Waters delivered at the House of Representatives because he was too distracted by "the James Brown wig". (BBC)

Bill, bill, bill. You're just an asshole like the rest of the conservatards right? At a loss for words you lash out, mocking a woman because it's "funny." What's not funny about demeaning an educated black woman? It's your natural instinct, revealing the crass nature of the right-wing mentality: Women are garbage, non-white women are even less than that.

Fuck you bill. You're a withered, dickless, brainless, egotistical, inflated, self-aggrandizing, loathsome, shitbag of a presenter. I'm sorry you can't respect a successful woman, sorrier that there's actually other shitbags out there who support you. It's the worst this nation has to offer and you're their king.

So take your "apology" and fucking shove it. Maxine doesn't have time for your brand of stupid. She has better things to do, like run this country.

Mar/29
2017

Ignorant fucking savages trying to push women into forced pregnancy. It's the equivalent of rape, only worse. It can last a lifetime.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in Iowa on Wednesday scrapped legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, retreating just one day after announcing the proposal.[..] Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, said [..] "We support life at conception," he said. [..] Rep. Shannon Lundgren, the bill's floor manager who supported the heartbeat provision, said Republicans still feel the 20-week ban would be a positive step for the state. "I think this is an incremental step toward additional pro-life legislation that protects the life of the unborn baby," she said.

Ignorant, misogynistic fucktards. Get it through your primitive psyches A FETUS IS NOT A HUMAN. I'm sure neither of you are vegans, you kill "life" for food, clothes and probably hunt for fun. This is not about protecting "life". And it's not about "babies" because once it's born you couldn't give a flying fuck. It's about oppressing women and preventing them from controlling their future. It's to ensure that women remain shackled by their reproductive organs, enslaved by backwards, hateful, shitbrains like yourselves.

Loathsome scumbags like you have NO place in politics. You don't represent your constituents, not the ones with ovaries, that's for damn sure. Fuck you. Really.

Mar/28
2017

The Power Of The Indian Woman

You might think women from India and the region are powerless but they have a mighty weapon. And when that weapon is unleashed by multiple women at the same time, well, it can shatter the globe and all the offensive men in their path.

India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has created so-called "anti-Romeo squads" to tackle sexual harassment. (BBC)

It's the "mom slap" as I like to call it. An open-palmed cuff to the back of the man's head which reduces him to a little boy at the first contact. This relatively-painless blow strips the ego and the age from men who feel that women should be subjected to harassment and abuse, and turns them back into the infants they are. Powerless when confronted with a group of confident, angry, and united women.

The mom slap. I don't think there's a person alive who doesn't know what it is, and there's a lot of people who could certainly use a good slapping to knock some sense into them. Like the dickheads from the Freedom Caucus who are doing their own version of sexual harassment against women in the US. Only maybe in their case maybe mom should use a hair brush or a wooden spoon.

The mom slap. Deadly, determined and you'd damned well better think about it before ever trying that shit again. Ph33r.

Mar/27
2017
And, among other things, the Trump administration wants the side of the wall facing the United States to be "aesthetically pleasing in color." (AP)
Mar/26
2017

Chaos is pretty simple, just let entropy do its thing. On the other hand order and structure, well, that's muuuuuch harder.

The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era.
The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in Democratic-leaning districts. Despite the GOP monopoly on Washington, they are pitted against one another and struggling for a way to govern. (AP)

The first thing a baby learns is to annoy its parents by dropping, throwing and grabbing shit at random. Baby doesn't know much, only that it gets them attention and it's EASY. Parents, on the other hand, need to teach baby rules, limits and self control so that their youngster can interact with society at large, not be a nuisance, and to deal with the hard work of learning and growing up.

The GOP is still pretty much in that "throwing shit" stage of growth. After so many years of screaming, crying, pitching a fit, refusing to cooperate and acting out for attention they have no idea how to function as a viable entity. Sure they're all GOP in name, sure they have the numbers to make the government function to their benefit... but there's the rub, they can't all agree what that benefit is.

The government, and conservatives in particular, have forgotten the utility and art of compromise. Now that they have the ability to steer the ship, twenty hands are all grabbing for the tiller and the ship is stuck with it's sails luffing, no destination in sight.

Well... that's not all bad now is it? A few years of going in circles may actually knock some sense into them (or their constituents) and maybe IF they can learn to cooperate with each other, and that's a big maybe, then maybe they can learn to cooperate with the others as well. Maybe...

Mar/25
2017

Too bad you actually didn't THINK them through eh?

In 1998, Mr Beristain came to the US to visit an aunt and decided to stay.
In 2000, he and his wife, a naturalised US citizen originally from Greece, accidentally crossed the Canadian border while sightseeing at Niagara Falls. When they crossed back into the US, border patrol agents detained Mr Beristain.[..] His wife supported Mr Trump because of his immigration programmes, and thought her husband - a businessman and father - would be spared. (BBC)

Gee Helen, guess you thought wrong eh? Mmmm, I love the smell of burning hypocrisy, I really do. All the conservative fucktards who suddenly developed concurrent cases of amnesia and patriotism and somehow FORGOT how close they and their family are to the immigrants they're choosing to hate. See immigrants like our parents, cousins, best friend's husbands, those aren't the real immigrants we need to interdict, they're "good" ones, it's the "bad" ones that need stopping.

Thing is, if you came here and stayed in any way that wasn't legal, you WERE one of the bad ones. Even if that happened fifteen, twenty, fifty years ago, that person standing outside America wanting to come in was the bad person. Time doesn't mean anything, as this case proves, and fools like Helen drank the red-white and blue Koolaid without a second thought, because well, thinking is hard.

Sorry you were so stupid Helen, you and the other people who voted for tRump that have conveniently forgotten their roots, relatives and friends. You all should be fucking ashamed of yourselves. And when it comes to spending money, don't go fucking crying to me about the abandoned babies, wounded soldiers and other social services that your president wants to cut and who are "more deserving". There's no damn reason we can't do all the things to care for our fellow humans, inside and out of this nation if it WERE a priority for Washington. These are not mutually exclusive and that logic is bullshit.

But then again, you'd have to think about that.