Thursday, May 27, 2010

Responding to the "Rape is equality" moron

This was also written about by PZ Myersin the entry You can tell where this is going, but you can hardly believe it when it gets there

Below is my open letter response to the nit-wit who tried to claim that rape was a man's "right."


Women aren't refusing to sleep with you because you don't have enough money.

They're refusing to sleep with you because you're a loser. I'm not saying that as a joke or an insult, but as a simple statement of fact. Feminist bashing, like racism, is a refuge for sad, pathetic people who perceive themselves as failures and need to blame someone. People like Rush Limbaugh hop on the anti-feminist bandwagon because they know banging that drum will draw in the sad, pathetic losers desperate to blame someone other than themselves for their shortcomings.

I don't know what personal truncations drove you to the point where you actually considered rape to be "OK" but feminists have nothing to do with it. You're just using them as a scapegoat to defer responsibility for your own condition.

Man up and grow a pair. Take some personal responsibility for your condition instead of blaming a straw man vision of feminism.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Crap Hardware

I just sent the following to the tech support for the Flip Ultra:

My Flip refuses to turn on. Changing the batteries had no effect. Pushing or pushing and holding the power button does nothing. Plugging the Flip into the USB port on my or my wife's Mac does nothing. The device is not recognized or detected by either computer even though it has worked fine on both in the past.

As far as I can tell the unit appears to be completely dead despite being only a couple months old and having been subjected to no abuse.

The only response so far:

The reference number for your question is '100514-000574'.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bee Sting Therapy Returns

The Cultural revolution really trashed Chinese medicine. Most of the doctors were executed or deported along with all the other "intellectuals." When the violence died down the Chinese government started pimping all the folk remedies that had been abandoned when western medicine that actually WORKED had been introduced. It's a shame long discredited nonsense like this is still circulating.

I wonder how many of the people going in for bee sting therapy avoid vaccines.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The gayest video on youtube

This gentleman addresses the nutjobs at the Westboro Baptist Church with "Why God Hates Fags or 'Bitch I get more dick then you'"

Next, a video that has been described to me as "The gayest video on youtube." I'm not sure I agree that it's THE gayest, but I'd like to submit it for your consideration:

His other videos are also hilarious.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Children in LDS Mormon community chant "Assassinate Obama"

In all fairness to the racist, hate fueled psychopaths chanting below, Bush didn't get much of this because his critics were largely more terrified of the specter of "President Cheney" than they were of Bush.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tax Code Allows Rappers To Write Off Bling

You've GOT to be kidding me.

April 16, 2010 11:31 a.m. by Andrew Winistorfer
I always wondered how even the lowest tier rappers could afford chains that are worth more than my car. Apparently, thanks to their CPAs, they can write off bling purchases because, according to this article over at Plentii, it's part of maintaining their "brand." The article is pretty interesting in its depth of how basically rappers can write off anything they buy with a little creativity. Here's a little excerpt:
Rappers can deduct the cost of touring. They can deduct touring costumes, extravagant music videos, and insane home studio equipment. They can amortize the home studio itself. Moreover, Catalano says they should deduct their expenses or they have to give that money to the tax man. 
It's a pretty simple scenario: say, you're an underground rapper who suddenly hits big. You get a $50,000 royalty check one week and now you're looking at perhaps $20,000 in tax liability to Uncle Sam. 
“I never recommend a client spend money just to get rid of taxes. You want to reduce taxes with expenditures that''ll expand your business,” says Catalano. “Buy the future, if you can. Ask yourself, 'Is there something I can do for the next record or promotion, the next video, to help me make more money next year or the ensuing years?'”
I suppose it makes sense to an extent. If the bling is part of a costume to maintain an image than there's a rationale for claiming it's just as valid a business deduction as a new head for the the Boston Ballet's Rat King costume. The problem is, no one is wearing the Rat King's head to a club Saturday night. It really IS a costume and not part of daily attire. If worn outside of performances bling becomes more of a home office style expense, where I can see the IRS deciding only a percentage of the bling's purchase could be deducted.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nuke the Spill!

I'd love to see the political battle that would ensue if Obama started advocating the use of nuclear weapons to stop the Gulf oil leak. I'd also love to see Greenpeace's reaction if it turned out that a deep sea nuke was the best bet for stopping the leak. Cognitive dissidence at that level may very well be lethal.

That said, I doubt BP would be able to tap that spot anytime soon if it was sealed with a nuke.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

An observation about God

"The difference between an Atheist and a Christian is actually quite small. Both of them disbelieve in thousands of Gods. The real difference is that Atheists reject one more god than Christians.

What many Christians fail to understand is that an atheist's reasons for not believing in the Christian God are not that different from a Christian's reasons for not worshiping Thor, Apollo or Shiva."