Debating Rape Culture With Linkara And ChickLast night, I was involved with my first heated Twitter debate, and ironically enough, it was with two of my favorite internet reviewers: Linkara and Nostalgia Chick.
Lewis, Lindsay, in the slim chance either of you are reading this, I mean no ill-will towards either of you. I enjoy your reviews immensely.
However, you two should stick to reviewing comic books and movies. Political commentary is not your forte.
Anyway, the entire debacle started when Lindsay tweeted this:@Linkara19 @krameralex95 Who fuckin cares if women are like... in any way oppressed... I mean they can vote and hold office.And herein lies the problem I have with feminists: we have a fundamental difference in what constitutes "oppression."
To me, people suffer "oppression" when they are systematically den
Proud To Be A Democrat: Proof You Can't Fix StupidRepublicans are often belittled as the stupid party--and in many cases, they are--but if this letter to the editor from a "proud democrat" is any indicator, the Democrats have their fair share of stupid:Proud To Be A Democrat: Proof You Can't Fix Stupid1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Gulf Coast Gun Forum
For those who can't read the print in the image above, here is the text of the lettereaufort, N.C.
Jan. 17, 2013
TO THE EDITOR:
Republicans and "so-called" conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great
Obama USING KIDS AS PAWNS to Push Anti-Gun AgendaDrinking With Bob perfectly conveys the anger we all feel at the hypocrisy and moral depravity of Obama using children as pawns in order to push for stricter gun control.Obama USING KIDS AS PAWNS to Push Anti-Gun Agenda1 year ago in Personal More Like This
VIDEO: Obama Sinks to New Low: USING KIDS AS PAWNS to Push Anti-Gun Agenda...You think Barack Obama sat those kids down when he was done with them and explained to them what Fast and Furious is, that the Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder sold guns to Mexican drug lords, and those Mexican drug lords used those guns to kill Mexican citizens and United States border agents, and when Barack Obama found out about this, he did nothing but cover it up?
You think Barack Obama sat those kids down and explained to them that his daughters, Sasha and Malia, go to school with armed guards, and when the idea was voted to put armed guns in all schools across the country to protect all kids, Bar
Relevant 1912 Political Cartoon On The FedOver a century later, this political cartoon and warning about the Federal Reserve remains relevant:Relevant 1912 Political Cartoon On The Fed5 months ago in Personal More Like This
kropotkinoid"Then we shall have only corporate currency, and a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations—a "soulless" corporate republic." - U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency</a> by Alfred Owen Crozier, 1912.You mean to tell me that a centralized bank that can easily print money and lend it to big banks and corporations will inevitably lead to a corporate state where special interests reign supreme?
Pfft. What nonsense! This cartoonist was way off. Clearly none of this is happening now,
Second Grader Suspended For Pop Tart GunFirst, you hear about a kindergartner getting suspended for playing with a pink soap bubble gun, and you think to yourself, "How can it get any worse than that?"Second Grader Suspended For Pop Tart Gun1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Then, you hear about the fifth-grader getting suspended for playing with a torn piece of paper like a toy gun.
"Okay, that was pretty :iconfluttershysqueeplz:ing stupid," you say, "but it can't get any dumber than that. What could possibly be dumber than that?!"
Well, just recently, a second-grader was suspended for shaping a "pop tart" into a gun and playing with it.
Oh yes, those toaster pastries may look
Are Libertarians The New Communists?Are libertarians the new Communists? This is what Bloomberg's Nick Hanauer & Eric Liu argue. Shane Killian, Jonathan Loesche, Tim Dyson, and Dave Turcotte of the Bogosity Podcast explain why these two are Idiots Extraordinaire for arguing that.Are Libertarians The New Communists?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
VIDEO: Are Libertarians The New Communists?
Bogosity Podcast for September 16, 2013:
Libertarians Are the New Communists:
Homelessness On The Rise In NYC Under BloombergHow do you know a politician like Michael Bloomberg is lying? He claims he cares about the poor and homeless!Homelessness On The Rise In NYC Under Bloomberg1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The NYC mayor recently drew criticism following his remark that "nobody's sleeping on the streets" in response to concerns about shelters turning people away.
Now he faces even harsher criticism in light of a report that reveals that homelessness in his city has increased 19 percent since last year and 61 percent since he took office over a decade ago:A new report reveals the number of people living in homeless shelters has surpassed 50,000 people a night-- a record high for the city and a 19 percent jump from last year.
And although the rise is a reflection of a broader national trend, the Coalition for the Homeless believes the problems facing New York City are much more al
School Dumps Security Guards For Art TeachersMy opinion of the public "education" system is not exactly the highest, but when a public school does something right, I feel it should be applauded.School Dumps Security Guards For Art Teachers10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Such is the case with Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury, Mass., which experienced incredible academic results after dumping its security guards for art teachers:The school was plagued by violence and disorder from the start, and by 2010 it was rank in the bottom five of all public schools in the state of Massachusetts.
That was when Andrew Bott — the sixth principal in seven years — showed up, and everything started to change.
"We got rid of the security guards," said Bott, who reinvested all the money used for security infrastructure into the arts.
In a school notorious for its lack of discipline, where backpacks were prohibited for fear the students would use them to carr
Open Letter To Tiffany WillisDear Tiffany Willis,Open Letter To Tiffany Willis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You argue in your recent article 10 Facts That Prove America Is Becoming More Liberal that Americans are becoming more "liberal" because more are supporting issues such as same-sex marriage, drug legalization, and immigration reform.
My first question for you, then, would be how do you define "liberal"? Do you define it by the classic definition or the modern definition? Are you a "classic liberal" or a "progressive liberal"?
I ask this because liberalism, as a philosophy, has changed over time. When it first originated, "liberalism" was about individual rights, limited government, and laissez-faire capitalism. In this sense, the Founding Fathers and other enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke, Adam Smith, and John Stuart Mill were "liberal"—that is, they were "classic liberals."
However, as times changed, so did liberalism. With the introduction of
Are Feminists Really This Stupid?Feminists tend to say a lot of stupid things, but recently, on Tumblr, I stumbled across what has to be the stupidest thing ever uttered by a feminist, to the point where I'm wondering if it's satire:I HATE AMERICA WHY DOES OUR GOVERNMENT SUCK SO MUCHAre Feminists Really This Stupid?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ok I don't understand why girls have to pay for tampons, pads, birth control, bras, other feminine products, etc. I DIDNT CHOOSE TO BE A WOMAN SO WHY SHOULD I SPEND MY HARD EARNED MONEY ON BEING FEMALE. The government should honestly pay for that shit it's not my fault I bleed from my vagina once a month.Gee, I don't know, honey. Perhaps it's the same reason why I, as a man, have to pay for masculine products such as boxer briefs, aftershave, cologne, jockstraps, condoms, etc.
Apparently having to pay for everyday toiletries myself means the government is punishing me for being human. Does that mean the government is punishing me for being a man? I guess not, since, being a
Shooting Escorts Legal In TexasThere's something about Texas that brings out the insanity in people. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the collective stupidity. Whatever it is, only in a state as insane as Texas can a killer walk free because the escort he killed denied him sex:A jury in Bexar County, Texas just acquitted Ezekiel Gilbert of charges that he murdered a 23-year-old Craigslist escort—agreeing that because he was attempting to retrieve the $150 he'd paid to Lenora Ivie Frago, who wouldn't have sex with him, his actions were justified.Shooting Escorts Legal In Texas9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Gilbert had admitted to shooting Frago in the neck on Christmas Eve 2009, when she accepted $150 from Gilbert and left his home without having sex with him. Frago, who was paralyzed by the shooting, died several months later.
Gilbert's defense argued that the shooting wasn't meant to kill, and that Gilbert's actions were justified, because he believed that sex was included as part
American Gun Facts InfographWith stricter gun control looming on the horizon, do your duty and share this infograph with everyone, especially with well-intentioned fools who sincerely believe "less guns = less crime."American Gun Facts Infograph1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Government Is Your Family?Anyone who seriously believes that our public schools provide for an "educated population" clearly hasn't been to a public school, or they have been to one and were programmed like the good little children they are.Government Is Your Family?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's the only plausible explanation as to why so many Americans are oblivious to blatant propaganda such as this:Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that "government is like a nation's family" because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education.
So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Same cradling a baby that represents the citizens.
Students are then prompted to answer 10 questions comparing government and families, including how their family provides for their health care needs and how the government doe
What is Fascism?Fascism: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. [Merriam-Webster]What is Fascism?1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
The term “fascist” gets tossed around a lot in our political discourse. Rarely is it used to describe someone who adheres to the political philosophy of fascism. Mostly it’s used as an epithet against those with an opposing political viewpoint. Democrats call Republicans “fascists” while Republicans call Democrats “fascists.” Barack Obama is called a “fascist.” Mitt Romney was called a “fascist.” George W. Bush was called a “fascist.” Even
14 Wounded In Texas College StabbingAt least 14 people were wounded yesterday during a stabbing spree at a Texas community college carried out by a knife-wielding 20-year-old student, who has since been charged with the attack.14 Wounded In Texas College Stabbing11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Clearly this isolated incident highlights the problem of America's lack of knife control. Only by passing common sense knife legislation can we prevent another tragedy like this from happening again.
I propose background checks for knife purchases, and that knife owners be placed in a national knife registry. Anyone wishing to buy a knife must first receive extensive knife training. Civilians are to be restricted to purchasing butter knifes. Anything sharper are strictly off-limits.
Of course, knowing the rampant knife culture in this country, a reactionary organization will surely rear its head, probably naming itself the National Knife Association, and obstruct this legisl
11-Year-Old Suspended For Talking About GunsPublic school students have been suspended for playing with toy guns, tearing paper into guns, forming pop tarts into guns, wearing t-shirts with guns, and pointing their fingers like guns.11-Year-Old Suspended For Talking About Guns9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, in what has to be by far the dumbest incident involving a zero-tolerance policy,
Public Education = IndoctrinationI know this is probably going to shock you all, but video footage was recently leaked of a far-left radical college professor acting like a far-left radical college professor. Shocking, I know!Public Education = Indoctrination11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In the 15-minute video complication, videotaped by a University of California student, political science professor Darry Sragow is shown going on multiple tirades against the Republican party, calling them "losers," "racists," and "old white guys."
"The Republican Party," he said, "is the last vestige of angry old white people."
The professor went so far as to suggest utilizing illegal tactics to suppress Republican votes. One teacher assistant even suggested stationing Black Panthers at polling locations to intimidate Republican voters.
The entire video can be viewed in its entirety below, though those with high blood press