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Main / Here's what is insane
Jun 14, 2010, 04:39 AM
That you actually need a specific law that says if you hire, or try to hire, an assassin to kill your husband, you lose claim to property in the divorce.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A bill scheduled to be heard in a California legislative committee would ensure that spouses who solicit the murder of their husband or wife would not benefit financially in divorce cases.

The bill analysis reads like a Hollywood script. The wife of a police detective, distraught because she had lost custody of her children, tries to hire a hit man to kill him.

Instead, the gang members alert police, and the wife is ultimately convicted of soliciting murder.

In divorce court later, she is awarded half the property the couple had shared, even though she tried to have her husband killed. The bill was prompted by the detective whose wife collected about $70,000 from their estate after she was released from prison.
Main / Poor things
Jun 14, 2010, 04:29 AM
Sucks when you make a law to beat an entire gender with a club, and it winds up being used to beat you, doesn't it?
Main / RIP
May 16, 2010, 03:18 PM
Dio - Man on the silver mountain

That is to say, Rock In Peace, Ronnie James Dio.
Main / Word.
May 12, 2010, 09:38 AM
Next time someone thinks "Liberal MRA" isn't an oxymoron, they need to realize they are on the side of Amanda Marcotte:

I pitched the book as we were gearing up to win the November election, and I was pretty certain that we were going to win, and I felt like either way, we were in a position as a netroots or liberal movement of having created a movement and defined ourselves in opposition to George Bush. And now we were faced with the possibility that we could win, and that we would have to move forward, and if we wanted to get anything done we would have to start thinking of liberalism as something more than just opposing George Bush and encroaching right wing extremism, and think of ourselves as being on the offense, which is to say "what do we believe in?" And so, I wrote this book to say what my beliefs are, and hoping to spur the conversation, and also to get some laughs out of it.

For me, women's rights and liberalism are, in my mind, pretty hard to unhook, and it fascinates and amuses me that you see conservatives complain that feminists are always with the democrats, as if there's ever going to be a form of conservative feminism. You look at someone like Sarah Palin trying to wear that mantle, and you see the flaw in trying to be a so-called conservative feminist, which is that you're not very pro-women. Women need things for equality that tailor very neatly to the general liberal agenda: Clean environment, universal healthcare, civil rights, individual rights, bodily autonomy, things like that. I fail to see how the two agendas are all that different. The flipside, of course, is that most liberals I know, whether they call themselves feminists or not, tend to agree with the general feminist goals. The only real opposition that you see to those goals is coming from the right.
Main / So, I don't see a problem
Apr 06, 2010, 02:32 PM
I saw this and just picked the Hippychix at Feminazing to be the link, since it sums up the vitriol.

Now, here's the unspun version.

Dyke teen wants to take her girlfriend to the prom, and cross-dress, asking for special dress-code treatment.

School cancels prom to avoid legal hassle.

Dyke teen gives legal hassle anyway.

Judgment is rendered that the school was "unfair" but no order to hold a prom.

Private prom is announced.

Private prom is canceled, in favor of school sponsored prom after all, using school chaperones, etc..

Another private, invitation only, prom is rescheduled, off campus, using private funds and private security, in a private club.

And, of course, after years of being piously lectured and preached to about "public monies" and being told "If you don't like it, have your own prom with your own money, and invite whom you want (*SNIFF!* and see if anyone shows up, you bastards!) and do all the organizing yourself" - so they did, and now the lefties are pissed about that because it didn't go according to script.

Well, good for them.  Good because it is a kick in the teeth of political correctness, and finally people have had enough of kowtowing to troublemakers.

It sounds to me, Constance, is that the reason they didn't want you there is not because you're gay, but just maybe because you sound like a sanctimonious, raging, bitch.

Learn something about trying to make people like you by court order?  Hm?  Maybe next time ... try being likeable.
Main / It's articles like these....
Mar 21, 2010, 08:13 AM
...that drive me nuts.  Or rather, the comments do.


Then in the comments you will find this gem:

brettyb:  3/20/2010 8:32:00 PM  -1
What idiotic comments by those who try to cry about the disrepancy of the sentences when the perpetrator is a female and the "victim" is a male.
   What an asinine waste of time to prosecute cases like this, where the "victim" is the happiest kid in the school because of the "crime"

I used to be a teacher, so let me give you a true story to illustrate how absurd it is.

Back about 1990, I was approached by a substitute who had found a notebook left in her class by a student I will just call Linda.  Linda was one of those nerdy, geeky girls who had skipped a class and was 13 in 10th grade.    She was also a early bloomer, with this whole "Librarian Next Door" thing developing.  The notebook was essentially a diary - "I keep this at school because I can't trust my mother not to read it behind my back" was a quote used, or close enough - and it detailed, not an infatuation, but a rather steamy affair with a married teacher of art.

It is - or was - state's evidence, so no, I do not have it.  But I can describe it as graphically pornographic, written by a girl smitten with "her man" and very happy and satisfied to get the old sausage stuffed into her in every way imaginable.

I n other words, this girl was the happiest kid in school because of the "crime."

He wound up with a lot more than a couple months in the crowbar hotel and 3 years of probation.
Main / Woman Only Aid
Jan 31, 2010, 08:05 AM
Yeah, fuck those men with kids.

Not another fucking dime for Haiti.  Do it yourself, feminist shits.  Better yet, I call on REAL MEN to go home and leave it to the women.
Main / F&F on Massachusetts Senate Race
Jan 18, 2010, 07:34 PM
The race to fill the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has become a national media story, as polls show that upstart Massachusetts Republican State Senator Scott Brown (pictured) has pulled even with favored Democratic Party candidate Martha Coakley, Massachusetts' Attorney General. President Obama has come to Massachusetts to try to save the race for Coakley-this in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-1.

Senator Brown has been a co-sponsor of Fathers & Families' Shared Parenting Bill, has met with F & F Board Chairman Ned Holstein, MD, and has spoken at a F & F meeting. Dr. Holstein explains:

    Our Shared Parenting Bill, which Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has publicly pledged to sign, would end the barbaric practice of judges stripping fathers (or sometimes mothers) of custody of their children without a sound, stated basis. Family courts must protect the relationship between children and both parents after a divorce, instead of allowing an angry mother (or father) to push the other parent out.

Fathers & Families recently circulated the message below to its Massachusetts members concerning some of Brown and Coakley's positions, and we urge our members to vote on Tuesday, January 19.


And cue the tedious and tired "Just as bad as the other, blame _________, nothing will ever change Eyore deafeatism."
Main / Curiouser and Curiouser
Jan 12, 2010, 10:51 AM
Glomming the Headlines at my "Fave" feminist blogs at lunch today, I notice a lack of posts from yesterday's news that George Tiller's killer would be allowed to present a "defense of another" defense at his trial

More than a couple were in a Froth over Sarah Palin's deal with Fox, and that she'd be able to speak on the national stage there.

Main / I don't care ....
Jan 11, 2010, 05:17 AM
...If the Colts win it all as much as I am happy that the Patsies and Belicheat got their head handed to them.

Main / The Libberul Manifesto
Jan 08, 2010, 04:22 PM

    1. We believe that notions of good and evil are outdated and should never be used unless we are talking about George Bush, other Republicans, or Right Wing, Born Again Christians who are clearly responsible historically for most of the evils of the world.

    2. We are strong advocates of choice, unless people want to choose their own schools, radio shows, cars, cigars, unhealthy food, health care providers, amount of energy to use in the home, salaries to pay employees, location for religious assembly, location for religious symbols, and the amount of money to leave their children in a will as opposed to giving half to the government. We do continue to celebrate "a woman's right to choose an abortion" but we also like the laws in China that limit how many children one can have, because too many people in the world contribute to Global Warming, so the one remaining choice is only a temporary one.

    3. We believe that having women on the Supreme Court offers necessary balance, as women will always bring a perspective men cannot offer with important decisions that guide our country. On the other hand, when it comes to guiding children in a family atmosphere, we do not believe gender to be of any importance whatsoever. Indeed, a child with two fathers is going to be every bit as healthy as a child with a father and a mother and in such a case, female influence is nonessential to development and health.

    4. We believe in standing up for the rights of the weak and the disenfranchised, (unless we are talking about an unborn baby.)

    5. We believe in tolerance and those who are unwilling to tolerate the same lifestyles we tolerate should no longer be tolerated. Thus, we strongly advocate laws forbidding Hate Speech and if those guilty of Hate Speech do not see their speech as hateful, it only means they are especially hateful and that their intolerance should be especially NOT tolerated.

    6. We believe that as regards gay marriage, church and state should be completely separated. Christians have no right to pass laws about who can or cannot be married out in the secular world. Marriage in the church can be defined any way they want, so long as they do not impose that belief on the rest of us. However, we strongly support those who sue churches for refusing to marry gay couples because, after all, this is a Civil Rights issue and not a religious issue. Therefore, religious people should not be exempted.

    7. As a specific example of our inclusive philosophy, we believe that when Conservatives oppose President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, their only possible motives must clearly be racism. It couldn't possibly be for concerns about a judge who would legislate from the bench. However, when Democrats opposed Clarence Thomas and Alberto Gonzalez, race had nothing to do with it.

    8. In that same vein, we accept Judge Sotomayor's right to claim that a Latino woman will give better rulings than a white male judge. Such a statement cannot be construed as racist because people of color do not have the power even though this woman, as a judge, has kind of, sort of, had a lot of power for years. Meanwhile, should a white judge ever claim that a white man can rule better than a Latino woman, we will expose him as the sexist, racist, bigoted vermin whom he truly is.

    9. We believe that all rich people are evil, with the exception of rich Democrat politicians, George Soros, Michael Moore or any Left-Wing Hollywood activist.

    10. We believe religion should be left out of any political discussion unless some Democratic politician wants to say that Jesus would have accepted illegal immigration or some gay, Episcopal priest wants to talk about how the Bible teaches that God is loving and tolerant. In such cases, religion is a very appropriate ingredient to bring into the mix.

    11. We believe Intelligent Design does not belong in the class room due to church and state legalities and should not be put forth, even as a theory, to be discussed. We also believe that if an instructor wants to talk about how stupid it is to believe in God, he should be allowed. Separation between church and state does not apply in such a situation.

    12. When a professor, such as Ward Churchill, compares the victims of 9/11to Nazis, his speech (outrageous as it is) must be protected under the First Amendment. On the other hand, when the President of Harvard suggests that men and women tend to score differently on math tests, such talk should never be allowed because (First Amendment put aside) the college campus must hold its staff to a higher standard. Besides, we know that men and women are not different at all about anything, (even though, once again, women do bring a unique perspective to the Supreme Court.)

    13. We believe it is wrong for a mother to spank her child. That is child abuse. But if she wants to kill this child in the womb, that is her fundamental right.

    14. We are very concerned about Global Warming and those who would ask us to prove it scientifically should just get with the program and stop being so dog darned argumentative. However, we will ask Christians to prove their belief in God scientifically and if they can't, they have no place in our public dialogue. Indeed, they pollute our public dialogue. Oh yes, and if Christians claim they can prove God scientifically, they should be especially banned from public dialogue. Never mind that we asked them to prove God. We only asked because we were sure they couldn't do it.

    15. We believe that almost anything you can imagine (and a lot of stuff you never would have imagined in a million years) contributes to Global Warming, including Christmas lights and even cow dung. But the private jets that Democrats fly around in to give lectures on Global Warming are not a problem. While we are on the subject of private jets, when Wall Street CEO's fly on such jets, they are EVIL!.. That is, they would be evil if such a thing existed and in the cases of people we don't like, it does exist. (See Point One)

    16. We believe that smaller cars will keep our atmosphere safer even if accidents in such cars will kill a whole lot more people than big cars. People come and go, but the planet is most important.

    17. Finally, we believe Right-Wing ideas are too stupid to even debate. That is why we do not debate them. We call Right-Wingers names instead, because they deserve to be called names. (Hitler is always a good one). Would you debate with a Nazi or with the Ku Klux Klan? Of course not! Can we prove that all Right Wing people are like the Nazis or the Klan? Well, no. To do that, we would have to have a debate and we are not going to debate. Haven't you been paying attention?

    In the name of tolerance, free thought, open discussion, personal choice and sound reason, we the undersigned do proudly uphold this Liberal Manifesto.
Main / Equal time
Dec 15, 2009, 04:40 PM
Ten things husband should never do.

1. Offer to "babysit" your own kids. When your 16-year-old neighbor does it, it's called babysitting. When a parent does it, it's called child care, and it lasts for at least 18 years. Get it?

2. Imply that office work is harder than housework. At the end of a hard day, there may be smoke coming out of your ears, but let's face it: You've basically been sitting on your butt. That same smoke is coming out of our ears too--but we've cleaned the house, shuttled the kids around, run errands all over town and lugged grocery bags besides. When we say we're exhausted, we are exhausted.

3. Give a home appliance as a gift. Forgive us if we can't work it up for this one. A new washing machine? Really? Can we get you some new snow tires?

4. Buy us the "cougar" perfume. Under our crew-neck sweaters may beat the heart of an untamed vixen--but most of us don't want to smell like one. (Nice try, though.)

5. Brag about your driving. This is supposed to let us know that ours isn't so great. If my husband tells me one more time that he's been "accident-free since 1978," I'm going to reach over, grab the wheel and make the car swerve into something, just to shut him up.

6. Be unimpressed by a meal that took a lot of time and trouble. I don't know whose fault this is (Food Network? Julie and Julia?), but every so often we get the idea that it would be fun to make stock and spend the day basting. If the result is less than earth-shattering, say something nice anyway.

7. Buy clothes without trying them on. We know that the second you get into a department store you start to feel faint, but do us a favor and take the extra five minutes. Otherwise, you know who gets stuck with the returns?

8. Know it all, especially in public. Oh, honey. While you're going on at length about whatever it is, we're taking the temperature of the room, and we know everyone's starting to fidget.

9. Say anything remotely critical about our new haircut. Sometimes getting a new cut goes well; sometimes it doesn't. Usually we know the difference. Don't rub it in.

10. Expect a medal for doing a little housework.'s your house too, right? For now, we'll give you the bronze. Maybe someday, if you work hard enough, you can pick up a gold.

Okay.  Ten things WIVES should never do.

1. Expect Dad to be the assistant mom.  Dad is a parent in Dad's way.  This includes silliness, letting kids work out their disagreements themselves, and not wiping up and cleaning the kids, or changing their clothes, at every step of the way.  When you constantly have fits about him "Doing it wrong!" when he is only doing it different, gues what is going to happen, sweet-cheeks?

2. Imply that office work is "just sitting on your ass." At the end of a hard day, you may be tired, but chances are unless your husband is an executive who can afford enough money to hire a housekeeper/nanny, he's been on the go all day long, stepping, fetching, toting the barge, and lifting the bale. Even working in an office, he's the one doing the lifting, doing the running, and probably out on the plant floor involved in physical and mentally demanding labor. When we say we're exhausted, we are exhausted.

3. Give some useless sitabout as a gift.  A crowded desk, a locker if blue collar, his workbench, or nightstand is already full.  Something useful, that will make his life easier-or at least a little more pleasant - will be more appreciated.  A stuffed bear?  Really?

4. Buy us some faggy clothing or fairy smelling cologne/aftershave.  Take a trip down Clue Drive and actually look at what he has in his medicine cabinet or closet.  If your husband is prone to using Listerine as an aftershave - the intended purpose of aftershave being to soothe and disinfect micro-cuts and scrapes from shaving- he probably doesn't want to smell like Gardenias.(Nice try, though.)

5. Complain about his driving.  If you have a better way, take the fucking wheel, and stop attacking him for "going to fast" or interrogating him as to "Why are you going THIS way?"  and he might not feel called upon to defend himself.

6. Be unimpressed by an accomplishment took a lot of time and trouble. I don't know whose fault this is (HGTV? Flip This House?), but while they may knock it out in an hour on TV, building that wall shelf set in your sewing room that you've been wanting probably consumed every spare moment of his disposable free time over the past couple months.

7. Nag us about trying clothes on.  Unlike women's sizes, men's sizes are pretty fucking standard.  If a guy wears a 3XL/XT with a 17 1/2 collar, confidence is high that the next shirt will fit, especially if it is the same fucking brand.

8. Snipe at us, especially in public. Oh, honey. While we know you gals would rather talk about such important things as the latest gossip or be catty about what "she" is wearing, or some other nonsense, we're just hanging with our homies and bullshitting.  Go in the kitchen and have a glass of wine with the rest of the hens, and let the roosters strut among themselves.  We'll all be happier.

9. Cut your hair.  Ever.  If we wanted to date a butch-cut dyke, we'd have sought one out.  The same guy who has been trying to figure out a way to fuck your hair is going to be less than thrilled with the Dorothy Hamill pixie cut, no matter how "cute" you think it is, and will wonder if you're now in the market for a girlfriend.

10. Expect a medal for doing the housework.'s your house too, right? Unless you've got the same full time job outside the home we do, all that stuff *IS* your job.
Main / Greg, Greg, Greg
Dec 15, 2009, 04:07 PM
Who is trying to kill Greg Brady?

His girlfriend, that's who.
If you can stomach it, you can go read the whole kerfluffle over at Hugo Schwyzer's joint.

He's got links to the original story, but the salient facts are:

1) Woman goes on business trip with boss.
2) Woman and boss wind up having sex.  She claims it is "not quite rape."  Or she was raped and can't admit it.  I don't care.
3) Woman winds up pregnant.
4) Woman goes to have an abortion - can't go through with it.
5) Woman's husband - yeah, she had one of those - leaves her over it.
6) She wants him back.

7) Advice columnist scolds her, and Hugo, predictably, is up in arms thinking it the manly duty of a husband to lie down and blindly support anything the woman does.  And of course, his syncophants are rampaging on some ridiculous tangent of whether or not she was raped.

I don't care if she was or not.  I don't care if she had wild monkey sex night after night on the business trip, or if there was asingle and brutal rape.

She's pregnant.
It's not mine.
She knows who the father is.

I would not raise that child.  I could not love that child.  Either way, that child is a symbol of (a) infidelity, or (b) a crime, in the latter case a crime that the woman showed a distinct lack of character over for not reporting, prosecuting, and going after the man for support.

I'm not going to put my name on a birth certificate only to be told sometime by the child - or the wife - "You're not the real father anyone, so you don't count."  I'm not going to invest years of emotion in a child to have them sky off after "their REAL daddy."  I'm not going to have my wife decide "I have had the only child I want" and deprive me of being a father.

I'm not - by Hugo's Standards - "man enough" to bend over and take it up the shitter when someone makes a unilateral choice for them, and tries to obligate me by it.  No - two choices.  To carry the child to term, and to keep it.

Sorry.  Your choice, your problem.

Now, to be clear, I have nothing against a man who chooses - freely - to go along with it, but what I fucking resent the fuckety fucking fuck out of is people who try to define, for me, how I should or should not live my life.  And one of the chief assumptions being that I, as a man, somehow owe jack or shit to Jane Random Woman for some alleged "oppression" suffered by another woman decades before I was born that I need to serve her, or make her life work for her.
Main / Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie
Oct 29, 2009, 05:10 PM
I'd never play basketball with the girls either.

I gotta defend Barack here.

I played on a State championship team in high school, and since then, when I play hoops, it is street ball.  Which has a chief rule:

No blood, no foul.  I have played with female college b-ball players.  They play like girls.  And I am almost fifty years old.

So, bonnie - if your "girls" are fine with getting body slammed, elbowed, kncoked around - let the play.  If not, let them shut the fuck up.  Demanding to join up and then demanding special rules pussy-ball ... jeez.  Have some self respect.

Of course, if Barack is already playing pussy ball - never mind.
Main / Why I hate Pink Ribbons
Oct 16, 2009, 09:27 AM

Yeah.  Peter Criss.

THAT Peter Criss.

The damn Disease doesn't belong to you, ladies.
Main / Hey Femherroids.....
Sep 12, 2009, 04:19 AM
Looks like your good buddies at ACORN have no problem aiding and abetting people who want to import underage El Salvadorean girls as sex slaves.  Any comments?

(We really need a "crickets" smiley.)

Yeah.  Didn't think so.

Great champions of "girls of color" there, ladies.  I guess so long as they are loyal and good liberals, they get a pass.

Nothing new there.

Form the London times.

It's about damned time, and what is needed.  Someone with money bring a case, establish a precedent, and plow the road for the average Joe.

And the times article not only doesn't make him out to be the sumbitch, but is sympathetic to him.  Bloody good show, eh wot?
Main / Ted Kennedy Dies
Aug 26, 2009, 11:30 AM
Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.

In related news, the Liquor industry is forecasting an economic downturn.