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Really? No, seriously, really? These guys should be praised, not shat upon. No wonder we have such a rape problem on college campuses (yes, we do have such a problem. Stop arguing, and STFU about those f***wits at Rolling Stone. One s***ty story in a s***ty magazine does not mean there isn’t a rape problem).

For those who care even less about football than this writer, here is the story: FSU’s rapist QB and his rape-enabling school got their nuts kicked in during the most recent Rose Bowl game. After that nice bit of Karma-On-The-Gridiron, some of the Ducks told off Florida’s raping QB. Here’s a quote from Deadspin:

Oregon mollywhopped Florida State by 39 to advance to the college football championship game, and while accepting the Rose Bowl trophy they decided to rub it in a little. Take one part rape allegations and one part ubiquitous chant, and you have this Vine of Oregon players taunting Jameis Winston and FSU with a “no means no” tomahawk chop chant. Oof.

Update: Here’s a statement from Oregon coach Mark Helfrich: “We are aware of the inappropriate behavior in the postgame. This is not what our programs stand for, and the student-athletes will be disciplined internally.”

Got that? A bunch of athletes say “rape is a bad thing”, and their school punishes them. Other athletes rape the s*** out of women and their schools ignore it at best, and tacitly reward them at worst. Jameis Winston is but one example of many a**hole jocks who feel a sense of entitlement to commit acts of sexual violence.

And they feel that entitlement because of messages like this one from Oregon. “Don’t send out anti-rape messages, it’s not sportsmanlike” is what Oregon’s administration is saying. And they are “disciplining” the football players who dare to defy the pro-rape culture that afflicts our nation. What a bunch of stupid-f***s.

Good on the Ducks who took that stand. No matter what their school thinks.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

That seems to be how America operates: women, people of color, and non-Christians are pretty much here on sufferance, and any injury done to “those people” is no big deal. But nononono, don’t mess with the right-wing honkey dudes, nononono. They are deserving of doubt’s benefit, due process, tolerance, and understanding, yupyupyup. A short list of examples follows :

Number A: Michael Brown, yet another black man executed without due process by a racist white cop. But let’s not rush to judgment, the white cop deserves a fair trial and all the benefits of our legal system. Pity the black man didn’t get any of those things, but hey, it’s his own fault for picking African-American parents, right?

Letter 2: Let’s just read this headline: “Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest”. Yes, you read that correctly. This Jewish female had the nerve to suggest that the Christian male cops were out of line for murdering black citizens, so they grabbed her and threw her a** in jail. No references to the Nazis are allowed, nononono, that might be offensive to the St. Louis police, right?

Thirdly: Don’t  report on the evil being done by white Christian males, or you will be arrested. If you are lucky, that is: they might threaten to kill you, instead, for betraying your fellow male oppressors. Nothing worse than a traitor, amirite?

Fourth: the best way to explain away the heinous actions of White Christian Males is to employ the services of a bunch of smiling white people. Because these sweet young white ladies are just doing their jobs, and it would be ungentlemanly to ask them any uncomfortable questions. And be nice to the clean-cut young white Christian men, too, because, well, you know, white people.

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Finally: even if a man is a convicted, registered sex offender, white Christian males can use their discretion to allow him into school buildings and onto a varsity football team, because, hey, the girl shouldn’t have put herself in that position, right? The poor widdle wapist deserves a chance to get his life back. And it is wrong to shame him, because he only did what any other man has a right to do, right? Those women have it coming, acting that way, right?

One might say that this writer and other white men should be  deeply ashamed of many members of our  gender, ethnicity, and faith. One would be right. All that privilege went to their heads and turned into a gargantuan sense of entitlement: to the extent that we see the majority of the world’s population being oppressed and abused by a minority (us).

But hey, next time, pick the right parents and chromosome set before you get born like we did, okey-dokey?  Otherwise, don’t complain about being oppressed, killed, raped and abused, because it’s your own damned fault for not being white, Christian and male. Winners keep, losers weep. Quitcherbitchin, loser scum.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Roy T. Dye, “men’s rights activist” is such a loser, he has to pay women to have sex with him. Not only that, he beats them when they show up to provide paid sex services. Yes, this is what the “men’s rights movement” is: men who hate and abuse women.

Don’t believe it? Look at their Facebook page, if you can stomach it. It’s full of seriously sick, twisted s***. Racism, sexism, lies, hatred, yep, that’s what these pathetic needle-dicked little s***s are all about.

There is no need for a “men’s rights” anything. We males own most of the world’s wealth, control most of its governments, and are in charge of nearly all of its law-enforcement. Really, who is oppressing us? Answer: no-f***ing-body is oppressing us.

The only people who think we need such a “movement” are pathetic, useless, violent, stupid, hateful, misogynistic people who can’t even be called “motherf***ers”, because no woman in the world would willingly f*** them. They take their psychotic attitudes and try to pretend they are somehow “victims” of all those big, bad, evil wimminfolk and their global conspiracy to cut off our penises (really, one of their posts actually mentions the need to protect our junk from the feministas).

So, the next time one of your Facebook “friends” posts a “men’s rights” link, just remind them that the guy behind it is a woman-beating, unemployed piece of crap that has to pay women to talk to him. An inspiring leader, isn’t he?

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Yes, that’s right. Two rapists are currently doing time, thanks to Alexandra Goddard, Anonymous, and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (no thanks to the corrupt, rape-loving locals who tried to cover it all up). Now two big-mouthed, small-brained, rape-supporting teenaged girls have been sentenced to six months’ probation for threatening the victim with death and bodily harm: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/two-teen-girls-plead-guilty-in-steubenville-rape-twitter-threat-case 

So the message to these mouth-breathing fools? It does not matter where or how you threaten to commit a violent crime, those threats are still crimes. And now, the two teenaged twerps are convicted criminals. (Or “adjudicated”, depending on the exact ruling.) Criminals with criminal records. Not “loyal girlfriends/relatives standing up for their loved ones”; no, these little snots are criminals, with criminal records.

In addition, the Grand Jury and associated investigators are  still working on whom else to charge, and with what crimes. All in all, it is progress.

Here’s hoping the lawfully constituted authorities keep up the good work: and if they slack off, here’s hoping the hacktivist community jumps their s*** and forces them to get back on the stick.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

In America, far too many rapists are not made to pay for their crimes, and so they go merrily raping along, while their victims’ cases are marginalized, deprioritized, or just plain ignored by the local law enforcement agencies who are supposed to “protect and serve” them. Sometimes this happens because of incompetence, sometimes it’s corruption or ignorance, and sometimes it’s because the cops secretly think that women are to blame for being raped. Regardless of the cause, it’s a shameful fact that Rape Culture in America is alive and well, and enabled in part by the cops, prosecutors and judges who fail their communities on a daily basis.

Enter Anonymous, stage left. When a vicious gang rape was committed upon a teenager in Steubenville, Ohio, local law enforcement at first did nothing at all. Then a local blogger started making some noise and the cops kinda sorta started working a little bit. Then Anonymous got righteously pissed off, and proceeded to publish all sorts of information about the case. Two little s***s were convicted and are now doing time, no thanks to the locals. And thanks to Anonymous.

In Torrington, CT, a 13-year old girl was sexually assaulted by multiple males, some of them adults.. The cops again did bupkis, at least at first. Then a local blogger and Anonymous started making noise about the case, and they started to do their jobs, because they did not want to look like Steubenville. Four sexual predators are facing trial, thanks to local officials and Anonymous.

In Nova Scotia, a teenaged girl was gang-raped, blamed, and hanged herself after the cops did nothing. Again, Anonymous told the locals they would open a can of whoop-ass if they didn’t step up. Just like in Steubenville, the RCMP blew them off, and Anonymous opened the promised cans of whoop-ass. Surprise, surprise, the locals have re-opened the case, all the while complaining about vigilantes

News Flash: the reason vigilantes are acting is because, and only because, the duly constituted authorities have failed the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. For years, the cops have been able to selectively protect women from violent crimes, at the discretion of the locals, because local culture pretty much decided how to deal with sexual assaults, domestic violence and suchlike. If the locality was a hotbed of rape culture, the victims were denied justice: if the area’s mores were based on the rule of law, the guilty were prosecuted.

Not anymore, says Anonymous (and a growing number of people around the world).No one should have to play dice with their safety, their lives, and their rights, depending on where they live and the attitudes of the local constabulary. If law enforcement won’t, you know, enforce the law, then we need the hacktivists to hold their feet to the fire until they do their jobs.

Here’s a reluctant toast, then, to the vigilantes at Anonymous. And here’s hoping that our public servants get the message, so that we no longer need Anonymous to protect us.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky.

First we had Steubenville and the rape case there, and people minimized the crime, saying the victim was drunk, the assault wasn’t all that violent, and other stupid s*** like that. Hey, people: sexual assault is sexual assault. Maybe someone needs to forcibly insert things into your body before you get the point?

Then we had Torrington, where 13-year-old girls were molested , and people minimized the crimes again, because the molestation was “consensual”. Hey, people: sexual assault is sexual assault. Maybe if someone molested your kids, you’d get the point?

Now another example of sexual assault: a man exposing himself while driving 90 miles an hour. Repeatedly. And people will snicker and minimize his crimes, because the man looked ridiculous, and he didn’t actually touch the women involved. Hey, people: sexual assault is sexual assault. Maybe if this preeve had done this to your mother (or killed a lot of people in a car crash while waving his junk at her), you’d get the point?

In the article, Detective Terry Christian reminds us that no sex crime is OK. And that people need to stop minimizing and start reporting. If someone had reported this mutt earlier, lots of women would not have been victimized over the years.

Sexual assault is sexual assault. It is always a crime. No one should be sexually assaulted. That, friends, is the point.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Regular readers will recall Mr. Blunt and Cranky waxing wroth at Candy Crowley and the rest of the rape cheerleaders at CNN. Short version: after two scumbucket pervert violent criminals were found to be guilty of sexually assaulting a minor, CNN spent the day weeping over the fate of the poor, pitiful perps; they also pretty much ignored the victim, when they weren’t calling her a drunk. Deplorable.

Not surprisingly, CNN is being deplored. And their reaction is, quite frankly, beyond stupid. Poppy Harlow is “outraged” that anyone who saw her pro-rapist slanted coverage would think that she, well, gave her coverage a pro-rapist slant.

And it goes beyond one idiot reporter with a dorky name. Even after hundreds of thousands of petition signatures, CNN is brushing off the outrage of its viewers as “invalid”. Truly epic idiocy.

CNN would do well to remember that they are competing in the marketplace with a large number of competitors. And any time a business pisses off a quarter-million of its customers, they run the risk of going out of business.

The Clueless News Network.

Mr. B & C

Mr. Blunt and Cranky was not surprised at Speaker John Boehner’s weekend statement announcing that banning abortion was his priority in 2013. Disgusted, yes. But not surprised. Anyone who thought the “Republican” party had learned thing one from the shellacking they took last fall should now be on notice that their hopes have been dashed.

After riding a tsunami of vituperative, irrational, ill-considered and short-sighted (Mr. Magoo could see farther than these yutzes can) rhetoric and actions for the past 4+ years, the Repubs have clearly decided that they are going to stick with that “strategy”, even though it has led to failure across the nation. So, what screwed the pooch the hardest in 2012? Culture-war issues. So of course, Johnny Boehner is going there again.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/john-boehner-abortion-march-for-life_n_2552597.html

When we have: a resurgent Al-Qaida; millions of people unemployed; starving children; foreign wars; crumbling highways; a shortage of qualified technical workers; a raging deficit; and a host of other issues that the rest of the country agrees are important; indeed, the House GOP is so deluded they think we all agree with them about their latter-day-Mrs.-Mao-Culture-Crusade, never mind that the results of the election proved them wrong

Last cycle, the Elephants thought they could whip the Donkeys by manipulating their base and rigging elections. Didn’t work, of course. Any person with half an ounce of objectivity would change things up a bit. But the Boehner Brigade figures they can do the same thing they did before, and maybe B.S. a few Latinos into voting for the GOP, and they’ll be back on top. Eedjits.

You know the stages of grief, right? Well, the ‘Phants are stuck in Denial. The rest of the country can’t afford to be all hippie-dippy, fluffy-bunny, tender and gentle, waiting for them to process and take their own time to heal and grow. We pay these fools to work for us, and there is work that needs doing, and that immediately.

We voters need to administer as many electoral bitch-slaps as possible: stop the rigging attempts, vote out every extremist loon we can, and clog their voice mails and email accounts and offices: tell them that we are sick of their lame-assed attempts to project their attitudes onto the rest of us and to get to work on the stuff the Constitution mandates them to do, instead of crapping all over the Establishment Clause while ignoring the real, unmet needs of our nation.

Mr. B & C