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Main / More PC extremism
Jun 20, 2007, 10:51 AM

File this under "feminism gone wild". Yes, boys and girls need even more protection from each other.


VIENNA, Virginia (AP) -- A show of affection almost landed a teenage boy in detention.

Hugging was 13-year-old Hal Beaulieu's crime when he sat next to his girlfriend at lunch a few months ago and put his arm around her shoulder. He was let off with a warning, but the cost of a repeat offense could be detention.

A rule against physical contact at Kilmer Middle School, about 10 miles west of Washington, is so strict that students can be sent to the principal's office for hugging, holding hands or even high-fiving.

"I think hugging is a good thing," said Hal, a seventh-grader. "I put my arm around her. It was like for 15 seconds. I didn't think it would be a big deal."

Unlike some schools, which ban fighting or inappropriate touching, Kilmer Middle School bans all touching.

But that doesn't seem necessary to Hal and his parents. They've sent a letter asking the county school board to review the rule.

But at a school of 1,100 students that was meant to accommodate 850, school officials think touching can turn into a big deal. They've seen pokes lead to fights, gang signs in the form of handshakes and girls who are uncomfortable being hugged but embarrassed to say anything.

"You get into shades of gray," Kilmer Principal Deborah Hernandez said. "The kids say, 'If he can high-five, then I can do this.' "

Hernandez said the no-touching rule is meant to ensure that students are comfortable and that crowded hallways and lunchrooms stay safe. She said school officials are allowed to use their judgment in enforcing the rule. Typically, only repeat offenders are reprimanded.

... and let me guess... the rule is only applied when males instigate the touching, cause you know, that's one step from sexual harassment, which is the prelude to rape, and only males are rapists. Studies prove it. We need to raise more hysteria, uh, I mean "awareness."

Main / John Daly latest victim of DV
Jun 12, 2007, 11:29 PM

I don't like making assumptions based on gender, but when someone is wearing the scars of an attack, you have to take that seriously.

Looks to me like he's still in the mindset that he has to "take it like a man." He really needs to wake up, just like the real female victims of DV who make excuses and embrace denial over the situation. This bitch is out to totally dick him over and he needs to get a grip on reality. She is no longer the person he met a long time ago. Men need support groups and non-feminist indoctrinated counselors to guide them through dangerous situations like this.,28136,1631992,00.html

John Daly has angrily rejected a claim by his wife that he assaulted her then scratched his face to cover up the incident. Sherrie Daly made the accusation in court papers filed Monday, three days after her husband called deputies to their Memphis home alleging that his wife had tried to stab him with a steak knife. On Friday Daly appeared for the second round of the Stanford St. Jude Championship near his home with visible scratch marks to his face.

"I just want my fans to know one thing -- I am the victim in this," Daly said in a voicemail message left with's Seth Davis. "I was stabbed Thursday night of last week in my right cheek and clawed in my left cheek. She's saying it didn't happen. I want my fans to know it happened. I was the only one sober at this time. I just want the fans to know that I love them very much and my wife is a liar, a liar. I'm tired of being a victim of all this crap. She beats me up when I go to sleep. Every time I go to sleep she throws her fists on me. I just married the wrong woman."

Sherrie Daly declined comment when reached by Tuesday and informed of Daly's remarks.

Later, during a telephone conversation Tuesday afternoon, Daly told Davis that he and his wife had agreed to drop all charges against each other. The two of them were meeting with their lawyers in Memphis on Tuesday. "I want this to end," Daly said. "I still love this woman, as crazy as this is. We both still love each other. We don't know where it's going to go from there, but I am going to drop my charges against her. I don't feel that I can do that to her."

Daly's attorney, Stevan Black, said that the couple would likely decide in the next few weeks whether to proceed with a divorce filing that had been made several months ago. "There is not currently a reconciliation taking place. There is a recent interim agreement in the interest of John's son and stepson," Black said. "[John and Sherrie] are getting together now to restore some peace for the best interests of the children. The children have been negatively impacted by all this publicity."

When deputies arrived at Daly's home, his wife and children were not present and they did not find the knife Daly claims his wife used. No criminal charges were filed but the two-time major champion sought a protective order against his wife. In her court filing, Sherrie Daly alleges her husband had been drinking heavily and "spun out of control" before sexually assaulting her. She says that she called 911 before fleeing to a neighbor's home with their son and another son by a previous relationship.

According to court papers, Sherrie Daly is seeking a restraining order against her husband, possession of their home, custody of the children and continued financial support. She says Daly gives her a monthly cash allowance ranging from $15,000 to $30,000, a claim that provoked laughter from the popular 41-year-old star. "No, no," he told Davis. "It's a lot less. All she wants is money. That's all she wanted from the start. That's just the way it is."

Main / Hillary at Rutgers
Apr 22, 2007, 02:11 PM
In her speech on April 20 2007 entitled "Women and Public Leadership" at Rutgers University, Hillary served up a lot of the same old feminist rhetoric proving that she is a radfem to the core. I suffered through much of it on c-span. Some points she made:

- Concerning the "wage gap," she brought up how women are still only paid 77 cents (or whatever the figure is this week) for every dollar men earn, but with a twist. She said she knew there were people saying that women work less hours and have less qualifications that men in some cases, but that "new studies have been done at universities" (didn't name them, I'm guessing from women's studies departments) showing that 20% of the discrepancy cannot be accounted for except by "old fashioned discrimination," and that these are women doing the same work as men.

- Practically in the same breath, she proclaimed that Wimbledon is a sign of progress, since they are finally paying the women's champions the same as men. Apparently, women doing 3/5ths as much work as men is her idea of equal work for equal pay.

- Riding on the wave of media hysteria about Imus, she proclaimed that we cannot tolerate acts of disrespect toward women - leaving us to conclude that disrespect toward men is not only acceptable, but still fashionable.

I would be very surprised if Hillary is not the Democratic nominee. Perhaps she will be grilled on these and other issues in open debate. I don't like any of the candidates of either party, but compared to Hillary in the White House, Giuliani, McCain, and hell - even Gore and Obama are starting to look pretty good to me.

First, a few points. The use of the term "sex offender" is deliberately vague, and not only includes those who prey sexually on children, but also those who have been convicted on minor offenses as the legal definition of "rape" and "sexual assault" continue to be expanded. The hysteria has grown to the point where "sex offenders" are often punished more severely than murderers. Why aren't murderers required to remain 2 miles away from other human beings? No one ever suggests that murderers be required to have "Murderer" writen on their license plates. Neighborhoods are not notified if a murderer moves in. When men are denied access to sex, bizarre behavior will ensue. This is evident in environments like prison and the priesthood, but it can happen anywhere. If sex as a service were legalized, I think we would see a lot less men looking for any type of outlet. We would see a lot less men showing up on the MSNBC "Predator" show. Of course, that's politically unacceptable by both the left and right as either exploitive of women, or immoral. The result is that the male libido continues to be framed as something pathological, when really it is sexual deprivation that produces depravity. Certainly, putting men under bridges is not a solution.

By John Zarrella and Patrick Oppmann CNN

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- The sparkling blue waters off Miami's Julia Tuttle Causeway look as if they were taken from a postcard. But the causeway's only inhabitants see little paradise in their surroundings.

Five men -- all registered sex offenders convicted of abusing children -- live along the causeway because there is a housing shortage for Miami's least welcome residents.

"I got nowhere I can go!" says sex offender Rene Matamoros, who lives with his dog on the shore where Biscayne Bay meets the causeway.

The Florida Department of Corrections says there are fewer and fewer places in Miami-Dade County where sex offenders can live because the county has some of the strongest restrictions against this kind of criminal in the country.

Florida's solution: house the convicted felons under a bridge that forms one part of the causeway.

The Julia Tuttle Causeway, which links Miami to Miami Beach, offers no running water, no electricity and little protection from nasty weather. It's not an ideal solution, Department of Corrections Officials told CNN, but at least the state knows where the sex offenders are.

Nearly every day a state probation officer makes a predawn visit to the causeway. Those visits are part of the terms of the offenders' probation which mandates that they occupy a residence from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

But what if a sex offender can't find a place to live?

That is increasingly the case, say state officials, after several Florida cities enacted laws that prohibit convicted sexual offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools, parks and other places where children might gather. (Watch one sex offender describe how he was forced to give up an apartment Video)

Bruce Grant of the Florida Department of Corrections said the laws have not only kept sex offenders away from children but forced several to live on the street.

"Because of those restrictions, because there are many places that children congregate, because of 2,500 feet, that's almost half a mile, that's a pretty long way when you are talking about an urban area like Miami, so it isn't surprising that we say we are trying but we don't have a place for these people to live in," Grant said.

For several of the offenders, the causeway is their second experience at homelessness. Some of them lived for months in a lot near downtown Miami until officials learned that the lot bordered a center for sexually abused children.

Trudy Novicki, executive director of Kristi House, said the offenders' presence put the center's children at risk. "It was very troublesome to learn that across the street there are people who are sex offenders that could be a danger to our children," she said.

Keeping the rats off

With nowhere to put these men, the Department of Corrections moved them under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. With the roar of cars passing overhead, convicted sex offender Kevin Morales sleeps in a chair to keep the rats off him.

"The rodents come up next to you, you could be sleeping the whole night and they could be nibbling on you," he said.

Morales has been homeless and living under the causeway for about three weeks. He works, has a car and had a rented apartment but was forced to move after the Department of Corrections said a swimming pool in his building put him too close to children.

The convicted felons may not be locked up anymore, but they say it's not much of an improvement.

"Jail is anytime much better than this, than the life than I'm living here now," Morales said. "[In jail] I can sleep better. I get fed three times a day. I can shower anytime that I want to."

Morales said that harsher laws and living conditions for sex offenders may have unintended consequences.

"The tougher they're making these laws unfortunately it's scaring offenders and they're saying, 'You know what, the best thing for me to do is run,'" Morales said.

A Miami Herald investigation two years ago found that 1,800 sex offenders in Florida were unaccounted for after violating probation.

Florida's system for monitoring them needs to be fixed, says state Senator Dave Aronberg, who proposed a bill to increase electronic monitoring and create a uniform statewide limit that would keep them 1,500 feet away from places where children go.

'We need to know where these people are at all times," Aronberg said after CNN invited him to tour the bridge where the sex offenders live. "We need residency restrictions, but just don't have this hodgepodge of every city having something different."

State officials say unless the law changes their hands are tied, and for now the sex offenders will stay where they are: under a bridge in the bay.

Main / Cosby Gets Shaken Down
Nov 08, 2006, 06:29 PM

My only question is, why did he settle? Did he want to keep this out of the public eye? Was the amount of money trivial to him?

Men have got to learn to stand up for themselves and not take the easy way out.

Main / Police seek info on dangerous predator
Jul 16, 2006, 03:52 PM
From the Austin American Statesman July 16 2006.

(second article here)

Police seek foot aficionado

University of Texas police are looking for a shutterbug with what appears to be an unhealthy interest in women's feet.

In the latest of three incidents, a female University of Texas student reported that a man she didn't know approached her on UT's West Mall in the 2300 block of Guadalupe Street at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The man, white and about 5-foot-10 with blue eyes and wearing a dirty gray ball cap, asked her if her could take pictures of her "cute feet," a campus report stated.

The man told her that he advertises toe rings. The student declined the offer and walked away, as have other women in two cases despite the man's persistence.

University police encourage anyone with information regarding the incidents to call 471-4441.

Apparently it's illegal to speak to women without their permission. Can't believe the police are involved...

Main / We don't negotiate with terrorists ...
Jan 26, 2006, 12:23 PM
...unless the life of a woman is at stake.

Main / Attack of the Radfem
Oct 29, 2005, 11:03 AM
A scathing review of my book, The Rantings of a Single Male was posted today on Amazon:

Amazon link

I certainly expected reactions like this, although I think my views are misrepresented. For example, I do not call for the drafting of women into childbearing, I use it as an hypothetical illustration of the inequity of responsibilities between men and women in relation to draft registration in the US, and the mandatory military service required of men in many countries.

It also includes some personal attacks, which I think there will be more of as circulation of the book continues to expand. But whatever. My guess is that the most upsetting thing to the reviewer is how I don't crave her approval and validation, like the pandering pro-feminist males they hold up as ideal men.

Hers is the reaction I've seen so many times before. How dare I have opinions that differ from hers? It's something that has worked for radfems for years - get really really angry and psychotic, and men will back down in fear and shame. Not this time. Things are changing.

Problems with Amazon

There has been nothing but problems getting the second edition of The Rantings of a Single Male  up on Amazon.

    - The main issue was that they refused to transfer the orders placed under the first edition to the second edition. That, even though their info page says this will be done automatically by filling out their form. This resulted in peoples' orders being delayed by
a month or more! Finally, after several emails someone fixed it and transfered the orders.

- Next they refused to acknowledge there were more than 2 outstanding orders. It took another week for then to admit there were at least 30 orders awaiting shipment, and for them to submit an order to cover them.

- After that, they refused to transfer the existing (great) reviews to the new webpage. That also took several emails to fix.

- Now, their search algorithm brings up the first edition as primary, which is out of print, leading people to think the book is unavailable. At least 200 other book websites have links to this page, saying the book in not currently available. This is still not fixed.

- They removed the 15% discount from the book, and will not restore it. So, most of the people waiting on their books also paid full price.

Either Amazon support is made up of extremely incompetent people, or as I suspect, there is some internal sabotage going on - since almost all the support people are female. I keep getting "sorry, this is against our current policy" responses, as if to say "how dare you criticize women?"  I will also say, there are 2 females who have fixed most of the problems, who I suspect are managers.

So, I've decided to put up my own publisher's website to sell the book directly:

The Rantings of a Single Male - Rannenberg Publishing

The second edition is in stock at a discount,  and shipping is better than Amazon. Note that shipping to foreign counties is also discounted, and expedited via Global Priority Mail.

It's been several months since I released the first edition, and since then, I've gotten no death threats at all. Therefore, I've decided to go ahead and post photos of myself on the website, which I think everyone will find highly entertaining!


There is are a number of new reviews of the book, including one by a female reader. Check them out on the   Amazon (second edition) webpage.

Notice that I will continue to sell direct on the Amazon site if you click on "used and new".

I am very encouraged that The Rantings of a Single Male is being used as reading material in a Germanic Studies class dealing with gender at the University of Illinois:

Word format syllabus here.

I hope everyone will read The Rantings and help promote the book and get it into the hands of the general public! Feel free to comment on this thread.

Main / Judge Roberts on Gender Issues
Aug 15, 2005, 02:29 PM

Major news organizations are reporting on Roberts' views. I'm ignoring the school prayer stuff, but find the following VERY interesting:

On the issue of gender equality on worker wages, Roberts was critical of three Republican congresswomen who supported the concept.

Roberts referred to a 1983 case in which the Washington state supreme court found the state guilty of discrimination for paying women less than men for jobs of "comparable worth."

Roberts said in a February 3, 1984, memo that the ruling smacked of judicial activism. "This is a total reorientation of the law of gender discrimination," he concluded, since "it mandates nothing less than central planning of the economy by judges. Under the theory judges, not the marketplace, decide how much a particular job is worth."

Later that month, Roberts again addressed the issue, noting three GOP lawmakers applauded the ruling. One was then-Rep. Olympia Snowe, now the senior U.S. senator from Maine. The congresswomen complained women at the time earned only 60 cents for every dollar earned by men.

"I honestly find it troubling that three Republican representatives are so quick to embrace such a radical redistribute concept. Their slogan may as well be 'From each according to his ability, to each according to her gender,'" said Roberts.

WOW! This could be the biggest change in years, as he is set to replace O'Connor, who supported affirmative action for women.

Main / New Anti-Feminist Book
Feb 03, 2005, 07:16 PM
Greetings all,

It has arrived. Finally!

A lot of men who have joined the men's movement did so because they experienced one big injustice in their lives - paternity fraud, the divorce industry, false sexual harassment and rape accusations. In my case, I've managed to avoid these mortars of the gender wars, but the shells have fallen really close. For me, there isn't one big reason - there are a hundred or more. And I've lived to tell the stories. I'm a survivor!

And so, I am pleased to announce that my book, The Rantings of a Single Male: Losing Patience with Feminism, Political Correctness... and Basically Everything is now available on Amazon.

There are stories all along the path I've taken into the men's movement. Many of them center around Petra, a radical feminist from Munich. Her life decisions are the embodiment of the feminist movement.  When you read about her and the others, keep in mind that this work is non-fiction.

Although there is a lot of humor in the book, be advised that it is not light reading. It's not a feel good book with a happy ending. If you want that, I assume you're watching Oprah, and not reading this.

Anyway, I hope you will support my effort to offer some genuine men's rights literature. The price is as low as I can make it without actually losing money on each sale. I will check this thread from time to time to respond to your comments.