Q:You like homosexuals? I bet you like them mentally ill tranny people too. They're a mistake from god, all of them! Anyone who changes gender are sick! Man is a man and a woman is a woman. Bible even said so!
Who let the little hatemonger in?
Yes, I like some homosexuals. Yes, I like some transvestites too. They’re just people, you know - some of them are nice, some of them are assholes, just like straight people. Isn’t that strange?
How, exactly, can a Christian call them a ‘mistake’ on God’s part? Isn’t God infallible?
Well, technically I suppose you could call transgenderism an ‘illness’, I’d go for ‘birth defect’ to be honest, though. I don’t know what it’s like to be born with a birth defect, could you tell me what it was like to be born with two sets of bowels, one in the normal place and one where your brain was supposed to go?
The Bible is as authoritative a source to those who don’t believe in Christianity as the Harry Potter books are. I don’t go through life thinking “what would Voldemort do?” but maybe I should, because there’d be less scumbags like you wasting air other, thinking, human beings could be breathing.
I tell you what, though, I’ll give you an opening. Prove to me that The Bible is the true and accurate word of God and I’ll immediately adopt your anti-gay stance. Deal?
P.S: Too cowardly to tell us your name? Can’t have too much courage in your own convictions then, can you?
Lets take a second to read this. The Hobby Lobby is only refusing to pay for two pills, Plan B and Levonelle, pills they believe to cause “abortions”.
These pills are not technically “birth control” since they are not pills you take every day or whatever. And its not a health issue because the only things those pills are for is terminating a pregnancy.
If you’re one of the 10% of women who need birth control to live and you happen to work at the Hobby Lobby, you will be getting what you need. They cover everything but those two drugs.
That being said, lets also look at this from a moral standpoint. Those two pills are designed for if YOU make a mistake. You forgot to wear a condom? Plan B. Forgot to take your birth control? Plan B. In short, those types of things are your fault. So why should your boss pay for your mistake? They shouldn’t, you should. YOU made the mistake. YOU should pay for it. Thats how life works.
"What about rape?" Less than 1% of all abortions are on account of rape [x] [x] [x] [x] So the chances of that happening are wide and far. But there is a chance it could still happen yes? So here what I think people should do.
Instead of screaming how the Hobby Lobby is trying to control your vagina (they’re not, you’re still allowed to buy it on your own) why not petition the government to make all abortions from rape free like I have?
Fact checking is essential if you’re gonna complain.
Ok but you’re missing the point.
The problem with this ruling isn’t oh noes no more birth control / abortion pills whatever shall we do.
The problem is that it sets a precedent whereby a corporation can deny it’s employees coverage based entirely on the owners religious beliefs. Yes, Hobby Lobby may have chosen relatively inexpensive items and happens to pay it’s employees enough they can afford to just buy them.
But will that be the case next time? This is a terrible, terrible precedent that pushes even further on the “let’s treat corporations like people” front, and that is very very bad.
Ok YOU’RE missing the point. Corporations are run by, what, a person. Yes people, with feelings and beliefs that should be respected. Once they start denying life saving procedures and pills THEN you can complain. You’re complaining on the basis of “they MIGHT” when you should wait until they DO. And chances are, they wont. They have the option to not give you ANY birth control, because at the core birth control is “blasphemous” according to the Christian Bible, but they have chosen to give their workers birth control. And you know why? Because they happen to not be the assholes you think they are. I believe in the freedom of religion and while I am an atheist, I support their decision 100%.
Neither pill causes “abortions”, however (seriously, read up on how they work, they’re in no way ‘abortion pills’), and it’s already been stated that this ruling WOULD allow a company to opt not to provide ANY birth control based on “sincerely held religious beliefs” (what does that even mean?). Corporations are NOT people and should NOT be treated as such; would you object if this ruling allowed them to deny healthcare coverage to gay employees simply based on their belief that being gay is “blasphemous”? How about some hardline offshoot Mormon sect who still see Black people as having been cursed by God and therefore any CEO of a company who belongs to that sect could have a ‘sincerely held belief’ that Black people are inferior and should not get coverage for, I don’t know, diabetes?
The problem is not so much the ruling as the precedent. The SCOTUS has opened the door to ‘religious objections’ and, despite deliberately stating to the contrary, I would argue it’s unconstitutional to allow ‘Christian’ corporations to deny women some or any forms of contraception, whilst not allowing Scientologist CEO’s to prevent employees getting mental health treatment, or Jehovah’s Witness CEO’s to prevent employees receiving blood transfusions.
Expect more appeals, lots more. Nobody in the western world should be allowed to impose their religious beliefs on anyone else, and this is EXACTLY what the Hobby Lobby ruling allows. Frankly, I think it’s disgusting..
Q:I just wanted to say thank you for your post about the Christian band. Well explained and you did shred his comment right up his ass. I also want to know how do you back up those who bring up the HIV/AIDS argument? I do have the link where this person gave me, and I believe it's biased due to only surveying gay white men. But I want to know your output on it.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for taking the time to ask a question (more people should definitely do that)!
The HIV/AIDS argument is usually based on a really stupid belief that it’s a disease that only affects those who engage in homosexual acts; that’s factually not the case. Yes, gay men do tend towards promiscuity more than straight men/women, and yes, they are considered to be at greater risk as a result. That’s not in question, and is certainly something that needs to be addressed through education (and, I’d argue, research into preventative contraceptive methods - condoms, particularly - designed specifically for anal use; ‘standard’ condoms are more likely to break when used for anal sex, after all). That, however, assumes that all gay men are sexually promiscuous and go bareback, which is also completely factually untrue.
The fact of the matter, though, is that it’s not just gay people who are at risk; HIV/AIDS is a disease that is widely-held to have occurred initially (“Patient Zero”) in Africa, with somebody contracting it from sexual activity with an ape; it isn’t passed solely by anal intercourse, but by the exchange of certain bodily fluids (primarily blood, but also semen) and spreads via those substances entering the human body by way of sex, or by sharing needles during drug-taking, or other activity that mingles fluids like that (blood transfusions, for example). You can also contract it simply by being born to a parent who is HIV positive (which goes a long way to explain why there are certain African nations where there are literally hundreds of thousands of children with the disease, often - even more tragically - as a consequence of their mother being a rape victim, assaulted by someone HIV positive).
So I guess my point of view is that anyone discriminating against gay people because they might be at greater risk of contracting HIV/AIDS is using that as a cover-up for their outright bigotry because straight people can contract it too, so really they’d have to discriminate against anyone who ever has sex ever… and against rape victims.
The best way to prevent the spread of AIDS is, to me, to promote contraception (unfortunately, owing to the poisonous influence of fundamentalist religious beliefs that see contraceptives as ‘sin’, this isn’t always possible like it should be) and educate people on the dangers of unprotected sex, and to tackle the significant and tragic rape epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa which sees thousands upon thousands of women and children handed what is - in third world nations particularly - practically a guaranteed death sentence.
We don’t discriminate against black people for being the only people who can develop sickle cell; we don’t discriminate against smokers for being more likely to contract lung cancer; we don’t discriminate against fat people for having higher risks of diabetes… yes, these aren’t entirely the same because they’re usually non-transferable, but similarly we don’t prevent people with a family genetic history of Down’s Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis or other genetic disorders from reproducing. To me, discriminating against gay people for being more ‘at risk’ of contracting AIDS is exactly the same kind of thing.
[Music] The 3000 Hits Celebratory Review-o-rama I: Taylor Swift - “Fearless”
When my blog clicked over the 3000 hits mark, I asked facebook to suggest albums to me for review, and then through the simple process of putting them all in an Excel document and getting someone to pick a random number, I’d review that album (this process will repeat three more times after this, so there’ll be another three reviews along soon). Naturally, like the writers of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and poor Chief O’Brien, this turned swiftly into “Lex must suffer”. So what, dear readers, is the first aural delight my wonderful ‘friends’ have for me?
Thanks, you bastards. Thanks very much.
So here’s the thing; I, in general, dislike the shit out of country music. I find it to be jangly, irritating crud with little point and embarrassingly twee lyrics about being a good ol’ down home slice of apple pie American that I just cannot relate to. This review, I’m afraid, is going to reflect that attitude quite a bit.
My main problem in listening to this album was that I couldn’t really focus on it for long - my attention would wander off like a magpie seeing a shiny thing every few minutes, and I’d have to wrestle with it like a hick throwing down with a greased-up pig. It’s just irritatingly slight; Taylor Swift is (rightly) criticized for barely ever writing anything other than schmaltzy love songs (“Love Story”, “Hey Stephen”) or crappy break-up songs about how men/relationships are crap (“White Horse”). ‘Fearless’ is stuffed with more of the former than the latter, which makes the whole thing so overly sweet it should come with free toothpaste as a safety measure.
Apparently, she attended the ‘Mick Foley School of Cheap Pops’, too.
I’ll give her points for correctly using Romeo and Juliette as a comparative analogy for a doomed love affair in the mega-smash-hit “Love Story”… but then, rather than opt to take it to its tragic, literary conclusion and - perhaps in more classic country fashion - have the pair not wind up together, Swift craps out and Romeo asks Juliette to fuckin’ marry him in the last refrain… and my gorge rises from the saccharine overload.
'Fearless' spawned another mega-hit in the shape of “Belong with Me”, which is a country carbon-copy of Wheatus' “Teenage Dirtbag” less that songs nebbish charm; it kinda sounds like the first act of a high school romantic comedy. It'd probably work a little better if Taylor Swift didn't have to work so fucking hard to be anything other than obscenely gorgeous.
Seriously, some dude didn’t notice THAT!? Are you pining after Stevie Wonder, Taylor!?
Her voice throughout is sweet enough, but the songs are simplistic and the instrumentation plinks and plonks away predictably, even when (as on “Breathe”) you throw in a string section or two. Sonically it’s just kinda… beige. There’s no real skill on display here (even the guitar solo on “Forever and Always” sounds more like something from a Kid Rock B-side than anything with much depth), no Kelly Clarkson-esque belter or true lyrical dexterity; it’s meat-n-potatoes stuff seemingly Taylor-made (see what I did there?) to play in the background whilst you’re shopping for work shoes in Primark. There are hooks, but they’re lazy ones; it just sort of… runs together into a soupy mess of not very much at all. I’ve just listened to it, twice all through, and I couldn’t really tell you much about it except that I kind of wanted to (gently) slap her and tell to stop fucking moping about boys for ten minutes and write something with a bit more emotional punch for fuck’s sake; has absolutely nothing more traumatic than being broken up with ever happened to you, Taylor!?
So, overall, I suppose that’s my biggest gripe with it; at no point does it feel like Swift is trying to stretch herself, she just bobs along inoffensively, resolutely sticking to the middle of the road, and doesn’t do much of anything worth writing home about. It’s not bad music, it’s not bad vocally, it’s not bad at all (in the sense that at no point did my jaw drop open in slack-jawed amazement at how shit it was)… but it’s safe, paint-by-numbers stuff. And that makes it the worst thing of all:
VERDICT: I didn’t hate it, because it was just too dull to hate.
(P.S: I did have a moment of unintentional hilarity during, arguably, the objectively-speaking ‘best’ song on the album - “The Best Day” - where Swift’s breathy delivery made me think she’d just sung the line “pumpkin vag”; yay for mondegreens!)
[Politics/Music/Religion] Jesus Hates Faggots, Part II: SKARLETT is the Colour of Insanity
Part I could be called an introduction I suppose, so this time round it’s time to get right into the crazy that is SKARLETT’s contribution to the “issue” of gay rights, and the insane Christian mumbo-jumbo underpinning their knobrottery. Strapped in? Cos here we go:
No, we didn’t misinterpret the purpose behind the post. You were equating homosexuality with all manner of things to which it is not analogous. Don’t insult our intelligence by pretending otherwise.
Yes, we are all held accountable for the choices we make… however, being gay is no more a choice than being Black or being a woman. You’re going to argue against that soon, and I’m going to take great fucking pleasure in tearing your argument to pathetic little shreds.
This is where you really lose me though - if society does not define what is right and wrong and has power over determining what is ‘truly’ right and wrong, who - or what - does? I know what your answer is going to be, and it’s also going to be practically sexual for me to point out just how big the holes in your reasoning are.
You say that “they were born that way”, and “I just can’t help myself so we need to make this legal” don’t mitigate the need to prevent us from harming ourselves and others… but why, then, is alcohol legal? And how, exactly, do two men (your focus is clearly on men here, not on lesbians) marrying constitute harm to themselves or others? They are, after all, presumably already fucking before they get married aren’t they?
As to having a right to decide what is right and wrong… if we don’t, and society as a whole don’t, then aren’t you being a massive fucking hypocrite spouting this horse shit? There’s only one rule we really all need to follow, you know, and it’s got shit all to do with Christianity. Ever hear of ‘The Golden Rule’? Because you’re not following it.
If you wish to treat somebody as somehow less, if you wish to discriminate against them in any way for who they are, when they are in no way causing harm to anyone by their actions, then you, sir, are an utter cunt. Would you care to highlight your fucktardery some more? Yes? go right ahead then:
The arrogance here is staggering - “I’m right, you’re wrong, and if you don’t listen to me you’re disobeying me, who speaks for God.”
How fucking egomaniacal and narcissistic do you have to be to claim to speak for a supreme creator with absolute certainty!?
"I speak the truth that many of you have not had the privilege of hearing"… holy shitting dcknipples, this guy has a messiah complex bigger than Lexington Steel’s freakishly large penis. I think I actually want to hit him… But hey, let’s give him a chance to prove he’s actually some sort of divine mouthpiece and not a deluded fucknugget who should be publically mocked for his hubris, eh?
No, the argument is that they are not analogous. You might as well compare homosexuality to gardening, or the lifecycle of the common housecat for all their similarity.
"open sex culture" has the power to "destroy lives and nations"? Would you kindly furnish us with proof that this is the case? So far as I’m aware, no nation which actually existed (so Sodom and Gomorrah don’t count, sorry) has ever been destroyed by bumming or promiscuity. If you’re going to make stupid statements like that, you’ll have to back them up.
And here’s where we get into the realms of the really stupid.
Homosexuality is not a choice. It is a hardwired thing, like having brown eyes or stubby fingers. You assert that children are not affected by sex hormones until puberty, but this is not factually accurate; it is, for example, possible for a prepubescent boy to get an erection. Testosterone is present in boys from birth, you know.
You then equate homosexuality, erroneously, to violence, theft and lying - all of which are behaviours detrimental to society; as you have failed singularly to offer proof that homosexuality is also detrimental to society, this - again - is a false analogy. You then, again, bring in a slippery slope and imply that by being gay someone is breaking the “rules” and changing what is right and wrong to accommodate personal preference. Is this not the argument that was used by supporters of slavery, and by those who oppose equality for women? Is this really the best you can do!?
Bzzzt! Wrong! You’ve completely failed to prove that assertion, you fucking worm! Homosexuality is NOT a sexual fetish, unless you’re trying to make the argument that heterosexuality is ALSO a sexual fetish?
Again, you assert that homosexuality is like pedophilia because they are both dangerous and destructive to society without any evidence this is the case; you also fail to recognise that fucking kids is an act of abuse because a child, by legal definition, cannot consent to sex. Gay men, on the other hand, are perfectly capable of rejecting the advances of a person they’re not interested in. What you’re doing is making consensual sex the same as rape, because you disapprove of what that consensual sex consists of. Do you see anal intercourse between consenting heterosexual couples as equally destructive and detrimental?
Fuck off with abortion, by the way, you don’t know what you’re talking about, and comparing any woman who gets one to a drug addict or a drink driver is utterly vile.
Do you know why people feel guilty about sex? It’s because people like you exist, telling them that consensual acts between adults should be things to feel ashamed about. Do you think these things only existed recently? Syphilis and other sexual infections have existed for centuries, and insecurity in relationships only “didn’t exist” in the sense that nobody gave a fuck about it because women were little more than the property of their husbands (indeed, it’s only relatively recently that domestic violence and rape within marriage have become recognised as ‘bad things’); you’d have to find a very fucking good explanation for why those things are somehow okay, I’d wager.
Ah, divorce rates… this is because marriage is not the same as it was. Used to be that if you married a wifebeater or a fucking serial killer you were shit out of luck and you were just expected to grin and bear it. Maybe, just maybe, the problem is that people rush into marriage with people they shouldn’t be marrying in a million years because culturally, America has a marriage obsession. I know Americans who have been married seven or eight times by the time they’re 35, because it’s just the “done thing” to marry someone you’re in any sort of long-term relationship with. That’s just fucking stupid.
Here’s some food for thought… do you know what else has a “high ability to cause negative outcomes”? Excessive religious devotion. Ask the families of people who flew planes into the Twin Towers, ask the families of those murdered by Anders Bering Breivik, take a look at the Crusades, or the Spanish Inquisition, or The Holocaust. Interesting, no?
This is where your ignorance of your own religion really shines through.
America is a secular society, founded on secular values by a group of deists fleeing religious persecution. It is NOT (and, I hope, never will be) a “Christian nation” as many evangelicals like to claim.
Your inability to understand that morality does not stem from God or the Bible notwithstanding, I would really like you to take a look at this, because God’s rules actually don’t make a whole hell of a lot of sense really:
You see, I’ve read the Bible, cover to cover, three times. What you do is quote mine to back up your bigoted viewpoint; here are some things that you are also not allowed to do according to the Bible:
- Eat shellfish (Leviticus 11:10-12)
- Eat pigs or rabbits (Leviticus 11:4-7)
- Pick up grapes that have fallen in your own vineyard (Leviticus 19:10)
- Tear your clothes (Leviticus 10:6)
- Trim your beard (Leviticus 19:27)
- Sell land permanently (Leviticus 25:23)
I don’t see you condemning those who do any of these things? How about things that are allowed in the Bible then?
- (2 Kings 2:23-24) God’s prophet curses kids taking the piss out of him. 42 killed by bears. Very reasonable!
- (Numbers 31:7-13) Moses angry with his army for not slaughtering captured women and children. He then accepts that keeping female virgins would be a good idea. So slavery is fine as long as it’s virgin women you’re keeping as chattel!
- (Deuteronomy 20:10-16) The Biblical rules for conduct of warfare. Basically, when you attack a city, if the city surrenders you can use all the people as slave labourers, but if it doesn’t, then you should exterminate the population. However, if the place you’re invading is land that you think Yahweh is giving you, you’re supposed to completely annihilate everybody, regardless of whether or not they surrender. So genocide is not only justified, but actively encouraged in God’s name!
Some other things that permeate the Bible and are totally A-OK:
- Giving your daughters/concubines to angry mobs to be repeatedly raped (even to death) in order to get said mob to leave you alone.
- Selling your daughters as sex slaves
- Rape, just in general actually
- Incest (hi there, “only righteous man in Sodom” Lot!)
Sod it, have a whole list of things the Bible says are just dandy, or I’ll be here all week:
Kinda takes a dump on your assertion that the Bible defines our morals doesn’t it?
As I’ve just proved to you, if we all went by God’s utterly ridiculous rules then society would be hell already. What’s really happening is you’re trying to impose your cherry-picked sense of Biblical morality on everyone else, and yet you have failed to do three very fundamentally essential things to justify that behaviour:
First, you must conclusively prove that your God exists.
Second, you must prove conclusively that The Bible was written, or divinely inspired by that God and is entirely accurate and true.
and Third, you must prove conclusively that your interpretation of The Bible is the correct and true one.
Until you’ve done those things… you’re just a deluded narcissist trying to get us to believe in your bigoted invisible friend to justify your own bigotry… and not even doing a very good job of it.
[Politics/Music/Religion] Jesus Hates Faggots, Part I
I’m going to take some time out from attempting to articulate just what it is that drives me to suicide listening to the banality of a Taylor Swift album in its entirety (there’s an explanation for why I’m reviewing that, those of you reading this who don’t have me on facebook, I’ll explain soon) to address something that’s been bugging me increasingly over - well - the last decade or so.
And no, it isn’t “how many songs about ex-boyfriends can one twenty-something write before I want to gouge out my brain with a spork?”
See, let me give you a little bit of background on my religious upbringing first (I promise, it’ll be important in a bit); I was raised to think for myself, but attended a nominally (and lazily; it wasn’t particularly overt) Christian primary school in a little village in Wales. So I believed in Jesus and prayed in assembly that he’d see fit to get me a new bike for Christmas or whatever inane shit a seven year old prays for. The point at which I realised the whole thing was a crock though was when my younger brother, who would have been five or six at the time, told his teacher that he didn’t believe in Jesus.
She, a grown woman, felt that a reasonable response to this was to physically shake him.
That was the point at which my nebulous, unformed “faith” transmogrified into something entirely different; a pathological need to understand why otherwise rational human beings will use a belief in something entirely irrational to justify evil acts. I became an agnostic, then an atheist… and finally an antitheist as I realised that, actually, organized religion is a lie perpetuated by cruel, greed, hate-filled men to maintain some semblance of control over people who would otherwise tell them where to fuck off to (hint: wherever it is would not be pleasant); organized religion is a tool used by the power-hungry to mask their own vulgarity behind a demonising of “the other”, be that Jews (as Hitler did), Muslims (as Bush did when he declared the invasion of Iraq to be a “holy war”), Women (as whatever sack of shit wrote Genesis did when he made Eve responsible for The Fall), or - as is most obvious in this day and age - Gays (Leviticus 20:13 represent, yo!).
And that, despite my roundabout way of getting there, is what I want to talk about. The attitude - particularly that of the Christian Right - to homosexuals and homosexuality. You’ll notice up there that the title tags include the word ‘music’, and that’s because this has been prompted by the facebook drama llama coming to call with regards to the decidedly batshit evangelical excretions of a band calling themselves ‘SKARLETT’.
Here’s the post that sparked off this torrent of crazy initially:
Now on the face of this, it doesn’t look so bad, until you realise it’s utterly batshit, and compares gay people getting married to pedophilia, stealing, disbanding the police (!?), driving round after smoking weed and killing people (!?!?!), deliberately spreading STD’s (…wat) and - most importantly - making “our spouses jealous” (I’m trying to work out if this is before or after getting gay married). Perhaps one of the most baffling examples of the slippery slope argumentative fallacy I’ve ever come across, though he gets -5 points for not mentioning dogfucking in there somewhere.
Could of course just be that he digs that shit, mind you.
There’s a whole hell of a lot more to come, but I’ll leave you with a quick response to anyone who opposes gay marriage, made by someone with a much better way with words than I could ever hope to have in a million years.
Amen, Joe Rogan.
Part II soon, folks.
[Politics] More Britain First Crazy Part II: The Continuing Adventures of the Incredible Angry Bob
So as a direct result of Friendo’s experience with the paranoid, delusional Britain First-supporting Angry Bob, a friend of Friendo (henceforth to be referred to as FF - Friendo’s Friendo - for sake of my sanity and typing) contacted me to let me know that she, too, had received a shit-ton of crazy direct to her inbox after calling him a racist in the comments under his BF-sharing post o’nonsense. Prepare thyselves, dear readers, for another trip down the rabbit hold of witches and Samba class-related madness…
…hold on to your (tinfoil) hats!
Angry Bob: If you ever call me racist ever again I will bring my colored mates to talk to you about it. next time have some balls and have a go at me for the real reason you dont like me and not some daily mail article that was shared by a friend?? We both know why u got a problem with me, next time have the guts and come out with it fake ass bitch
FF: Dude, I don’t know you. I saw a racist, BNP post YOU shared and decided to give my opinion. I didn’t come and say it to your face because duh, it’s on the internet and we’ve met once. Hell, I don’t even know who you are or where you are. Don’t start handing out threats mate. I think you’re the one with a problem. Chill the fuck out, you idiot.
Angry Bob: I am not on about some facebook post u fuking dick. You know exactly wat im talking about… that post has been circulating for months… it aint new, u just saw it has a chance to snipe and yeh I have got a problem with u. U called me fuking racist u cunt. I think u will find u suffer the low intelligence.. fuk u anyway narrow minded dick.
I think it’s worth pointing out that, as FF has indicated, this is someone she barely knows, who seems to think that she has a deep-set grudge against him for…. reasons, I guess?
FF: You think I suffer from “low intelligence” when you clearly can’t even grasp basic spelling or grammar? Yeah, I’M the idiot. Even if it wasn’t what you were trying to do, posting something like that makes you look like a racist twat and I’d ‘pick on’ anyone that thought it was okay to plaster that bollocks all over the internet. And you can stop threatening me too you overgrown child. The very fact that you have the audacity to call me narrow minded when you quite clearly agree with the opinions of one of the most bigoted, racist, narrow minded newspaper publishers in the world is absolutely ridiculous. Learn to string sentences together properly before you try and have a debate next time you inbred fuckwit. Now piss off. Also, fucking leave <friendo> alone you sick fuck. What’s wrong with you??!!
N.B: She’s referring to the Daily Mail there. It’s also worth pointing out that, at the same time this is going on, FF’s boyfriend has ALSO been messaged by Angry Bob. I’ll post THAT correspondence if and when I get it to complete the picture.
Angry Bob: Well obvs I am a sick fuck (another label) so I can not … you are what is wrong with me. your views sicken me. moral high ground is upsetting and i have since found out you are pregnant so this gives you the right to bully, be opinionated and bully other people before hearing why they are making certain choices? Grammer isnt my concern here. it isn’t English exam its fuking facebook. labels labels labels. great with them? what the actual fuck have you done with your life or what did you do??? apart from mock others. bully. what went on with <friendo> is of very little concern to you. it dates back to something where you were not around so fuck off and stay out of it.
You have threatened me now so when you do try do something I have you on record her and will be showing the police…. I hope to god you can back up your threats. I really hope for your sake. you do not intimidate me nor am I scared or worried about any of you… you mean nothing to me remember that. Oh and I NEVER FUKING THREATONED YOU. I said some of my close friends who are from another ethnic race wanted to comment after you called me racist…. I told them not to and to stay out of it… so get ur fuking facts straight before you start with the bull shit you silly little girl….
Whilst antagonistic, I don’t think anything FF’s said could be construed as a threat, and the antagonism is justified because Angry Bob initiated the conversation with what he now claims was not a threat, but read to me as one, made wild accusations and called her a “fake ass bitch”.
Also, really, “I’m not racist because I have an ethnic friend”. Really!?
FF: “I hope to god you can back up your threats. I really hope for your sake” Seriously, you’re being the threatening one. You do not scare me one bit, little boy. Go back to your field and keep living in your bubble. Baaaaah. You’re just a sheep. A closed minded, delusional sheep.
Angry Bob: this is great please more labels… sheep now as well haaa haaaa got love you… you are proper funny thanks made my day field? how did u know? what about the stone shall i crawl back under it? I have not at any point made any threats to any of you.
I do hope you can back it up coz your girl friend and you threatoned me I think you will find. there is not threat. so take it to the ploice coz I have black and white from your girl friend saying “You threaten my boyfriend again and I’ll get you myself, you sick cunt. You even look at him in the street and I swear to god, you better hope I’m not there……” that is a threat. I have been sectioned i am out now so you have to mingle with me whether you like it or not.. that is life man up to it show that to mr big man sad pathetic bullying human beings dont like it when people stand up for them selves I have had all three of you trying to bullyme
I have stood my ground and now you are all running away good go fuck urselves goes to show how weak and pathetic you all are, getting off on putting other people down pretending you are all perfect when in actual fact you are the ones who are lost and do not know whether you are coming or going… you fell right into face books agenda and you are soo fuking stupid and thick you can not even see your error… good luck with waking up, when you lot do the earth may have chance of surviving oh last word and block???
cum on??? tag ur it…
For the record, I’ve transcribed these from overlapping screenshots, as I couldn’t be arsed going through on photoshop and blotting out all the names and stuff. Not only did Friendo not say what Angry Bob claims she said, but Angry Bob didn’t actually - as far as I can tell - make a threat against her boyfriend in the first place. If that exchange did take place, then as you can clearly see it was a response to a threat made by Angry Bob initially anyway, which makes his self-appointed victim status all the more baffling.. Now, Angry Bob has claimed to have been sectioned in the past; I can’t corroborate that, but in my (somewhat uninformed opinion, granted), Angry Bob is showing signs of acute paranoia and possibly schizophrenia, in which case if anyone who is reading this happens to be friends with him… I urge you to get him to go either to the doctors or whatever mental health practitioner he has contact with. That said, it could just be that the guy is an arrogant, narcissistic, deluded tosser with a martyrdom complex.
FF: I’ve never encountered such an idiotic, self-contradicting, backwards lunatic as yourself. Ta-rah!
Angry Bob: that is the spirit Oh and I still love you regardless of your short comings… haa haaaa
I still think you have a very small place amongst the human race xx
So there we have it, part two of Angry Bob’s insane internet adventures. And what have learned, kids?
Thanks, Angry Bob!
[Politics] More Britain First Crazy
The following exchange took place between a (female) friend of mine and a guy she barely knows, who she ‘unfriended’ on facebook for sharing Britain First posts. I’ll identify her as “Friendo" and him as "Angry Bob" for your ease of reading:
Angry Bob: What the fuck was that all about?
Friendo: You share Britain First crap, you get deleted sorry man! didn’t think you’d be one to share their shit. Don’t want it on my feed.
For the record, the shared Britain First image was this one:
Now, I think we can all agree that the figures presented above have no basis in reality, not in the least because Illegal Immigrants CAN’T claim benefits… being in the country illegally and everything.
Angry Bob: Ummm I share every thing and that is coz it is a news feed… I do not write thes news articles but am very interested in peoples view maybe if you had waited till end of convo you would have actually seen my true view… that was quite impulsive <name>? You obvs have been itching to delete me for what ever reason or you would have messaged me or explained on the article why you thought it was wrong? Oh well town obvs go to you… so hope ur happy big bad wolf off ur friend list… mission accomplished
Friendo: dude you know I’m not like that. I’m not going to refuse to speak to you in real life or anything! Just don’t want to see their page on my news feed, no matter what the message on the picture, they’re a bunch of twats and seeing as it’s my news feed I can delete stuff I don’t like. I know you’re not backing them or anything (bloody hope not lol) - this is just FB, not real life. . it has sent you a message though, got to admit .
Now, this is where Angry Bob pulls the trigger on a whole cannon full of crazy… For the record, this is a guy my friend barely knows, hasn’t heard any rumours about and certainly hasn’t prevented… attending a…Samba class!?
Angry Bob: no <name> it is simple you have always been cautious around me and always been sucked in on the bull shit and lies that surround my life and If you had the guts you would say that, coz that is all I got from you the whole time I was around you…
you are one of the ones that blocked me musically at samba coz u and the rest of the witches and ur strong views and bulling ways managed to stop the very thing I love more than life itself… maybe if you had given me chance and got to know me rather than listening to gossip mongering cunts and creating more bad press against me. we would actually be good friends…
the message i have had is that you are narrow minded, bitchy and full of your own self importance. you will only give people chance if it is safe. that is coz u r week, so fuk off with ur false bull shit i am not threatoned by any of you and i slay witches professionally… so get to fuck with ur man hunt. i am not one to be fucked with.. I have had years of bullying nasty back stabbing cunts like you giving me shit for years and flick my switch at your own peril… i am human I can only take so much. coz ur so fuking perfect n all right???? like stone arent you…haaa what a fuking joke . oh and this is real fuking life social network or not so fuking deal with it….ur lucky u aint a blike i would of smacked your fuking teeth down ur throat by now… coz i too know whats been said about me. I will not tolerate it FUKING PERIOD!!! .
Bloke if u were a bloke i would have dealt with u long ago….fake ass bitch .
Friendo: bloody hell <name> is this really you??? .
Angry Bob: yeh it is me being pissed off with people like you…. got enuf shit in my life with out cunts like you trying to rip me down… u know nothing about me and u never gave me chance u just judged me on some bull shit u heard from others and dont come like u dont know anything coz I use to see it in ur eyes…. u r all so fuking morally high arent you… .
Friendo: <name> I deleted you because I don’t want to see shit from a racist, homophobic group on my page. I’ve never had a problem with you, no idea where you’ve got all that from.
However as you’ve threatened to smack my teeth down my throat, I will now put you in the box of a fucking lunatic. Facebook isn’t real life, I would have quite happily carried on as normal in the real world but you’ve taken it to whole new level of crazy. Don’t need that thank you! I’ve never been “sucked in by bullshit rumours” about you, I’ve never even bloody heard any… .
Also for the record…I don’t think witches exist mate. Thanks for letting me know you take care of them though. .
I think we can all agree that the only correct response to this degree of crazy is:
Britain First; liable to turn you into a mental who thinks he’s a witch-slayer and makes physical threats to people who take umbrage with you sharing fascist nonsense-posts on facebook, apparently. Fucking hell.
…And there’s more!
Angry Bob: I haven’t made any physical threats, ur lucky u r not a guy, or I would have dealt with this a long time ago… Kinda makes you a lunatic to then does it not?I mean your are involved with one in conversation? we all live on the same planet so does that not mean you are crazy to. you are also homophobic coz you recognize the term? takes a homo to understand what one is? in fact you have created a place in society for it.
See just can not be honest and say I am a cunt and you dont like me, still pretending it is all fine and projecting it on to me… oh and yeh I am under mental health and mentally ill so thanks for abusing the mentally ill. Oh and i think you have heard stuff and been involved in some gossip. I am not willing to bring other peoples names into this. this is about you. this is your life. You can put me down as what ever you want you never gave me chance to be anything or involved in any thing. your right it isn’t cool but see this is what happens when some one feels victimized or bullied… it makes their blood boil, alters chemicals in their brain…
Simple if you didn’t like the post you could have stopped the feed by clicking on the little tab or asking me politely not to share it. instead you impulsively made some one feel un wanted and victimized and that <name> is not fuking cool.
Friendo: <name>, telling me I’m lucky I’m not a guy or you’d have smashed my teeth in is a threat. Mental illness or not, there is no need for that. I had no problem with you apart from that post, and told you exactly why I deleted you at the start. You’ve blown this up into something insane, and I certainly don’t want you anywhere near me ever again. . And as for me abusing the mentally ill, you’ve physically threatened a pregnant woman. Nice.
Angry Bob: No, I said discuss so wrong there. feeling is mutual, bully. you have blown it up into something insane by what you just said… see all a projection, like a mirror Insanity can be confused with crazy… only a fine line between the two. Why could you have not just explained your view or messaged me asking me to take it down? instead you ousted me mate. fact your a fucking bully and I am projecting that across to you
Unfriending someone for posting neo-fascist tripe is not bullying them, so far as I know. Also, knowing what homophobia is does not make you homophobic. I can’t even begin to make heads nor tails of that reasoning…
Friendo: I deleted you because I don’t want shit from the BNP in my news feed. Simple.
Angry Bob: thanks bully. well then leave me alone.
Is leaving someone alone not ‘unfriending’ someone on facebook?
Friendo: With pleasure.
Angry Bob: Bye
make your mind up wanna go or stay for more? my god this is the most attention I have had from you all my life….
Go, I would think
it’s not my wall is it?
Friendo: I’ve never really bloody known you! From samba and then bumped into each other a few times while out, that’s it . If I’d known you were into threatening people when they disagree with you I would have gone out of my way to stay away from you. I honestly thought you were a nice guy….clearly not . I’m just going to block you, make it easier on us both. If you come near me and try anything in real life I will call the police, understand?
Seems pretty cut and dry, right? Not quite… bit more weirdness to come!
Angry Bob: even after all your bulling , know I still love you. <name> I know quite a different story and like I said I am not willing to bring other peoples names into this.. that was the whole point you never really knew me… you judged me and when faced with it pretended you were never part of it.. Easy for you to label me as crazy it is what the governments do to get away with all sorts. no am not nice so far I am a dude that is not nice, who has created a whole new level of crazy, oh I am defo not cool and not wanted any where near you oh and I apparently threaten pregnant women? not bad for two hours convo thanks <name>… I still love you though
Yeh know that it does not matter you are part of the human race and even though you are wrngly informed, implulsive and a bully I still love you
At this point, our story ends with Friendo blocking him. It’s okay though, Angry Bob still loves her!
[Politics] Gidders Pants Must Be On Fire (It’s Okay Though, He Can Claim More on Expenses)
"Tell a lie often enough, and convincingly enough, and people will believe it."
That seems to be the mantra this present government operate under. Hardly a week goes by without some Coalition spokesman coming in for criticism for talking out of their arse, ‘massaging’ figures… or just being deliberately, and shamelessly deceptive.
Gideon “George” Osborne’s speech at Mansion House June 12th was no exception. Whilst a lot of us were busy buying our 1p cheaper pint (cheers, Gidders!) and wincing at Pitbull’s grotesquely nut-hugging capri pants during the World Cup Opening Ceremony, Osborne was busting out the usual propagandist list of Coalition non-achievements so beloved of the Tory twunts trying to paint themselves as anything but the utterly corrupt failures they’ve proven so often to be.
Pictured; a man indicating his religious upbringing through the medium of trousers. No bacon sarnie for Pitbull, please!
So, let me help you out by cutting through the bullshit and explaining to you why I’m calling what Gideon said spin, lies and deflection. It’s not what’s said, sometimes, it’s what ISN’T said that’s important…
What Gidders said:
"there are a record number of people in work"
What Gidders didn’t say:
"…because there are a record number of people" - yep, there are ALWAYS going to be a record number of people in work unless we have a seriously deep period of contraction… because there are a record number of people in EVERYTHING. If the population increases, the needs of the population increase, which means that there are more jobs created to meet that demand. It doesn’t, however, say a damned thing about the actual percentage of the population in work… it also says nothing about what types of work they’re doing and for how much money. So it’s a meaningless boast.
Pictured: Darth Gideon gets the DNA results through on Luke.
What Gidders said:
Britain is “growing faster than any advanced economy”.
What Gidders didn’t say:
"…but we’re still doing worse than they are, overall, and they’ll grow faster than us this year anyway." - when, for example, the US Economy was growing at a rate of 2.8% in 2012, the UK economy was stuck at 0.3% growth. Apparently we’re growing at a rate 0.1% faster than the Yanks now, though the IMF predicts that the US will leave us in the dust by the end of the year (again). This isn’t exactly worth boasting about, is it?
Pictured: A man who suddenly realises that every word the man standing next to him utters is another nail in his political coffin.
What Gidders said:
"a budget deficit this year set to be half what it was"
Note that senior Tory politicians have trumpeted this as a ‘vindication’ of Osborne’s approach to deficit reduction.
What Gidders didn’t say:
"…which means I’ve completely failed to keep the promise I made to cut it completely in a single term, sorry about that." - Four years ago, Osborne told us that the misery of austerity and turgid economics we’ve had was necessary to achieve his aim of completely eliminating the UK’s deficit in a single term. It should also be noted that what he’s ‘achieved’ - halving the deficit - was LABOUR’s plan for this parliament had they been elected, and based off a program that would not have seen the wholesale pillaging and demolition of the public sector Osborne has endorsed.
Are we really supposed to give this guy a round of applause for spectacularly missing his most important target? Seriously!?
Hooray! I’m a complete failure!
More pertinently… are we really that stupid that we don’t see just how full of shit these incompetents really are?
Shaking, I sat here
With the after-echo of the phone line
Buzzing ‘round my ears
Like plague flies
To be seventy nine thousand
Fucking things to you and
At being anything in the end
And sweating, numbed,
Inconsequential and loathing it
I want to redial and scream
Nonsensical rage at your cruelty
Brokenly and lonely
Suffocating on salted rivulets
Drooling from eyes
Punch-drunkened by words
I don’t sleep
But when I sleep
I’m sleeping in your bed
But I always wake alone and you
Are only in my head
[Music] 5 Things Your Band Needs To Stop Doing Right Now (Because They Make Me Instantly Hate You)
#5: Requiring People to ‘Like’ Your Facebook Page Before They Can Hear Your Music
"like ‘Wankhands & The Wifebeaters’ page to hear the new single, ‘Jizzdrinker’!"
…errrr why would I like your bands page if I DON’T KNOW IF I LIKE YOUR BAND BECAUSE YOU WON’T LET ME FUCKING LISTEN TO YOU, YOU SEEPING FUCKING CRETINS.
#4: Calling Yourself Tech/Prog Because You Can’t Keep Songs Under 4 Minutes Long
You’re just a fucking death metal band with a long middle-8, not Meshuggah. Fucking stop it.
#3: Making Merch Like This
You make the rest of us look bad, you misogynist cunts. Fuck off.
#2: Having Nothing To Say
If your lyrics sound like a random mish-mash of lines from a half-dozen Five Finger Death Punch songs, I’m not listening.
#1: Trying to be Slayer/Megadeth/Pantera
These bands already existed two or three decades ago. It’s been done. Do something interesting instead of just recording a slower, sloppier, crapper version of “Rain in Blood”, “Peace Sells…” or “A Vulgar Display of Power” - nobody really wants to hear you pretending to be stuck in a time warp (and doing it pretty damned badly at that). Metal’s moved on; time you did too, for fuck’s sake.
Trigger warming: extreme violence against women, discussion of murder, suicide, online bullying As a sexologist, I’ve been writing and educating about sexual double standards for years; the age-old…
One of my best friends messaged me the article linked in the title earlier, and reading it made me feel very sad. She asked me to write this post, and writing it is not going to be easy for me to do in a lot of ways because to all intents and purposes I’m a white (actually off-brown, but you wouldn’t necessarily know that from looking at me), heterosexual male AKA a member of the most privileged group in western society.
I consider myself to be relatively intelligent, reasonably well educated… and yet I take some things for granted, and I suppose being relatively intelligent and reasonably well educated - in some ways - makes me intellectually smart but in all practicality ignorant and dumb. I can put myself in the shoes of a black person, or a gay man, or a woman, but I’m none of those things… intellectually, I can empathize with them, but in practical terms I do not, and cannot, know what it’s like to be black, or homosexual, or transexual, or a heterosexual female…
So, then, why am I going to write about women?
Well, I suppose the answer to that is that there’s been a lot of things going on that have made me think about women and the roles we, as a society run predominantly by heterosexual men, and they themselves try to force them into. We talk about equality of the sexes and all this stuff ad nauseum sometimes, but there really isn’t equality of the sexes and I’m beginning to despair that we’ll ever see it, if I’m honest. Seeing high profile political donors say things like this about how women should not be allowed to wear trousers, only skirts “…because if they don’t men are going to stop fucking them” certainly hasn’t helped any!
The reactions to the two events discussed in the article above are indicative of that. Men sending messages to a dead girl’s twitter calling her a whore for performing sex acts on camera, saying they’re still going to masturbate to the film, men blaming women for the actions of a deluded, snarled up little boy who bought the friendzone lie.
And it is a lie, you know. When you complain (man or woman, because I acknowledge that women can be ‘friendzoned’ too, though I’d say it’s probably a lot rarer than it is with men) that you have been friendzoned, what you are really saying is that “this friendship only had value so long as I maintained the belief that the person I was maintaining it with would, sooner or later, fuck me”. That’s not a friendship - that’s a grotesque form of entitlement masquerading as one. Nobody is obliged to sleep with you, no matter how nice you are to them. It is not cruelty to not be attracted to someone! When you break it down it’s ridiculous and selfish; you are essentially saying that you desire someone, therefore you will be nice to them in order to make them feel obliged to sexually service you. What part of that concerns friendship? What part of refusing that ‘transaction’ makes the recipient of your amoral, warped reasoning a bad person?
Couldn’t have put it better myself.
This leads onto the notion that women should be whores in the bedroom and princesses out of it. I’ve spoken to men I otherwise respect and found that they would view a woman differently - as worth less, in fact - if they had slept with a (usually subjective) number of people. The fact of the matter is that we, as men, are uncomfortable in ourselves to the point where the idea that the woman we are with has had previous lovers makes us feel shit, so we pretend (on some level) that they haven’t - and outwardly sexually promiscuous women become another form of “other” to us; one-dimensional sluts, unworthy of being attributed even the most basic of courtesy or decency.
Sex is fun. Fucking is fun. It’s fun for boys, it’s fun for girls, I’m sure you enjoy it - I certainly do. Not only that, but our sex lives are just that - ours. If I have sex with someone, and we’re both single and consenting, who else is involved? Nobody. Not you, not some bloke in a pub, not a guy reading a newspaper two streets over, not my old geography teacher Miss Rosser… nobody. That goes for everyone else, too; I have no right to judge what you do in yours, and nobody else does either; if you like being bukkake’d, cool, go nuts. It’s nobody’s business and you don’t have to answer to anyone - least of all people who are going to call you every name under the sun just for liking a shag!
The bullshit madonna/whore dichotomy extends to the world at large, exacerbated by the media; women have to look like Kelly Brook in a bikini and give earth-shaking blowjobs on demand, pluck and preen themselves and get fake hair and fake tits and starve themselves, and buy expensive cosmetics, and… the list goes on and on. Woe betide any woman who steps out of the house in a pair of trackies and no makeup - just take a look at the Daily Heil’s website sometime to see derisory picture after derisory picture of celebrity women snapped going to get a pint of milk not looking like they just walked off the red carpet. What the fuck is wrong with society that we think that’s okay? Worse still, we expect women to maintain this impossible - and often contradictory - standard… and then we punish them for the attempt.
Yes, I’m even saying it’s okay to look like Nicki Minaj if you want to… but I really hope you don’t want to.
Punish them how? By sexually harrassing them at every turn. Leering at their tits openly and saying things like “if they didn’t want me to stare, they wouldn’t have them on display”. Wolf-whistling on the street, or worse - saying completely unsolicited sexually vulgar things to them. Hell, worse still, thinking we somehow have the right to grab their arse or otherwise fondle them without consent. Men reading this, has that ever happened to you? Having your cock or arse grabbed by either a gay man or a woman without you wanting them to? How did that make you feel? I once went up to a girl about my own age to ask for directions, and before I could say anything she immediately said “I have a boyfriend”. I felt so, so sad for her, and for the world in general, that her default response to being approached by a person of the opposite gender was to think “oh god, here we go again”… sad, but not surprised, I’m afraid.
We tell them they have to be ‘on’ all the time, then we abuse them when they aren’t, and… abuse them when they are. Is it any surprise that women nowadays are increasingly dismorphic about their appearances, becoming obsessed with looking ‘perfect’ in whatever way they deem perfect to be? The best friend of mine who sent me the article that sparked this off is a prime example - she is genuinely one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, yet she spends ages every day in the mirror striving for some nebulous ‘perfection’, denouncing her thighs as too chunky, her bum as too fat, her hair too flat… and no matter how many times I tell her, she never, ever believes me when I tell her that the most beautiful I’ve ever seen her look was fresh out of the shower, makeupless and dressed in an old t-shirt and a pair of my (clean) boxer shorts. Do you know why? Because she’s constantly bombarded with contradictory messages - she’s too fat, too thin, too curvy, not curvy enough, too old, too young-looking, too tanned, not tanned enough, underdressed, overdressed, too hairy, too hairless, not fashionable enough, too fashionable… again, I could just keep going, but you get the picture.
She’s just one of millions. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and that’s okay. Only assholes dismiss women for being anything less than a pneumatic barbie doll, or a pair of tits on a stick. Unfortunately, our media output seems to primarily be produced by assholes who want everyone (and I include men in that too, because it happens to us too, just not to the same extent) to feel shit about themselves so they’ll buy their newest brand of crap. Endless magazines full of “OMG, she looks so fat!” pictures of celebrities. Contradictory messages up the wazzoo. But, again, it’s deeper than that; we, as a society, do it too.
No, Daily Heil, “Woman goes to gym in gym clothes” does not constitute ‘news’ you feckless cunts.
Hell, even I do it. I’ve slept with more than 50 women (and some of you are probably a bit horrified by that, some of you may find it impressive; I urge you to feel neither), and I’d like to say I avoided all trepidation concerning their previous partners, but that would be a lie. I’d like to say I didn’t objectify any of them or saw none of them as ‘just a conquest’, but that would be a lie. I’d like to say that I haven’t mocked people behind their backs for sleeping around (which makes me doubly bad, because it makes me a hypocrite) or dressing ‘slutty’ or whatever, but that, too, would be a lie. Nobody’s perfect, and society certainly isn’t. I’m sure there will be perfectly lovely girls reading this who’ve engaged in ‘slut-shaming’ before, either passively on facebook or directly amongst their friends.
But isn’t it high time it was at least a little better? Isn’t it time that we stopped judging each other like this, stopped trying to force women into mutually incompatible boxes? It’s okay not to look like Taylor Swift or Hayley Williams; it’s okay not to want to fuck like a porn star or take it up the arse on the first date; it’s okay not to put makeup on every day or not dress like you’re going out on the pull just to go to the cinema with a friend. Similarly, it’s totally okay if you do look like Taylor Swift or Hayley Williams, do want to fuck like you’re on camera, take it up the bum on the first date, put makeup on every day and/or dress like a goddamn Gypsy bride every damned day if that’s what you want to do!
would be pretty hilarious if this is what was fashionable next year though, right?
What I’m really driving at is pretty simple, I suppose. Women have a hard time enough as it is without men (and other women, in the case of ‘slut shaming’) being shits to them for stuff that’s actually none of our fucking business or (like the ‘friendzone’) just plain stupid. So next time you think about saying you’ve been ‘friendzoned’, or sticking up a passive-aggressive status about how so-and-so is a fat whore, or deriding someone for having their boobs out, or wolf-whistling at a passing cute blonde… just don’t. You’re making things, bit by bit, worse for everyone.
A girl is not a slut for agreeing to have sex with someone (or as many someones as they see fit), and nor is she deserving of death for not having sex with someone. The ‘friendzone’ is a myth made up by pathetic, selfish men who are only nice to women because they expect - no, demand - that they be paid sexually for that. The next time you complain about being ‘friendzoned’, guys, realise that what you’re really saying is “this person is not worth my friendship unless they suck my dick” and understand that that makes you sound like a complete tool.
Or worse, this guy.
I don’t care what other people do in their bedrooms, so long as it has no impact on me and my life (and 99% of the time, unless it’s your partner banging someone behind your back, you know it damn well doesn’t have any impact, don’t you?). If you want to go around pointing fingers at your peers for - shock! horror! - enjoying sex… or for not wanting to screw someone they don’t actually fancy… think about what you’re doing for a second.
Isn’t it time we got rid of this nonsense attitude and started looking at women for who they are, not how many people they’ve slept with?
[Politics?] Alan the Headbanger’s Homophobic Facebook Rant!
Unfortunately, Dean was a little too fast for me and got rid of Alan’s delightful opening remark from his “UKIP suck” facebook status - that being gay was vile, unnatural and a choice, that gays should just bum each other til their arses bleed and shut the fuck up about gay rights, that gay bars and gay pride are ridiculous because we don’t have straight bars and straight pride, and that Graham Norton has an arse like a japanese flag (not sure why he threw that in there). I responded with “What the actual fuck!? 1962 called, they want you to bring some milk when you head back you homophobic piece of shit.”, prompting this exchange.
Strap yourself in, boys and girls, this guy’s a fucking nutjob:
He’s proud to be white and heterosexual (i.e. the most privileged social combo about), everyone… and is a bigot who wants to put me in hospital. Yay! I made some response to Dean indicating he was going to delete the initial comment saying something along the lines of “no, leave this guy’s stupid up so everyone can see what a fucking toad he is”, so here’s Alan again suggesting we hug it out:
Apparently, in Alan world, threats of physical violence and homophobia are “principles”, who’d a thunk it?
In comes Dean to attempt to restore some sanity to proceedings… he fails:
I’m wondering if he was planning on stabbing me before, or after, he kicked me into a coma? Seems a little excessive don’t you think? That he types in a Glaswegian accent is kinda funny though… I kept picturing Rab C. Nesbitt, only bald and covered in badly-applied white power tattoos, wheezing round a the stub of Richmond Superking as he types each letter out painstakingly with a grubby finger on a yellowing keyboard….
…Yeah I might have goaded him a tiny bit at the end there. Couldn’t resist, sorry!
For the record, he started this with a massively homophobic rant apropos of nothing, so calling me a melt who “hands it the abuse” and then does a runner is a bit misrepresentative of what actually happened… I’m still not sure if it was calling him a homophobe or a piece of shit that triggered it off, but I’ll end with - perhaps the most amusing part of this whole thing:
Alan’s homophobic rant was prompted by me pointing out to a far more reasonable person that UKIP, if not a homophobic party, seem to attract a lot of homophobes.
Guess who Alan voted for?
Two hours later…
(yes, that is my profile picture, and yes, I am wearing a onesie before you ask).
Isn’t saying I’ll think I’ve been fucked by a freight-train a bit… well… gay?
Well, Alan, this “no-good leftie, peado queer fucker cunt-nugget” doesn’t bend the knee to threats. I’m a sort-of journalist, I suppose, and for that reason I have a duty to the truth (or at least the truth as I see it)… and the truth is that your views are hopelessly outdated and presented in the vilest, most degrading, dehumanizing of ways. This has nothing to do with your Loyalism and everything to do with an attitude that tells you it’s okay to publicly be a cunt, and then use a UVF background to intimidate anyone who calls you out on it.
If this is what the UVF is reduced to, defending an aggressive, bigoted man with a hair-trigger temper from the consequences of his own actions, then I suggest you use your ‘contacts’ to deal with me very, very quietly indeed: - I don’t have a clue how many people have seen this blog, or my facebook posts, but it’s actually more than I expected. The minute I get jumped or stabbed, or kicked into a coma, or you turn up with a bunch of Rangers fans to play out your little “someone disagreed with me on the internet, I must hatefuck them to death” fantasy, you better be prepared for the consequences.
I am a mentally ill, mixed race straight metalhead leftie peado queerfucker cunt-nugget, and I don’t kowtow to fascists.
[Politics] What the fuck, Britain!?
So 4.35 million people voted for UKIP last thursday, meaning that, for the first time, our largest representation in the EU is a group of do-nothing pseudo-fascists who don’t represent the working class, oppose equal rights for gays/women and want to privatize everything.
I’m fucking disgusted! Anyone who voted for UKIP as a protest should be goddamned ashamed. Walked past a newspaper stand today and I could feel tension radiating off of the headlines; this rise of nationalism and the hard right is actually frightening, and whilst I’ve never really been one for political correctness, it’s now got to the point where we allow people to spout prejudiced, homophobic, sexist nonsense and then VOTE THEM INTO POWER. What the fuck is wrong with this country!?
Seriously!? This CUNT is who you think represents you? WAKE THE FUCK UP!
If you’re going to be old enough to vote at the General Election next year, register to vote and do whatever the fuck you can to prevent us sleepwalking into the kind of nationalist nightmare that hurtled us into the second world war last time this kind of thing happened in Europe… think I’m exaggerating? The party that got the most votes this time round were the French Front Nationale - who are ACTUAL fucking FASCISTS.
This is OUR FUCKING COUNTRY, all you people my age and younger, and we’re handing it over to shitheads in cheap suits who want to take all of our rights away and pump us full of hate for one another so they can make money for themselves off of everything this country has built up over the last century whilst we’re too busy looking suspiciously at the guy next to us because he worships someone else, dresses a little differently or speaks with a different accent.
Is this really what you want? It’s not what I want, and if it’s what you want; GO FUCK YOURSELF.
[Politics] Britan First Fails
So, thanks to my wonderful friend Ceri, I’ve spent the last hour or so laughing at some of the stupid things people have been saying on Britain First.
Here’s a random sample of funny stuff:
"Ugh filthy immigrants coming into OUR country! Why can’t they go back home to where they belong? If I was younger I would emigrate"
Oh, the irony… A complete unawareness of which is also to be found in Simon Madden’s arsenal of not-so super powers:
“AND STILL THEY COME, we are an island ffs before long we will sink and become like Atlantis ffs get a grip enough is enough!!!!!!”
Ever see an island sink under the weight of immigration? No? Me neither.
Still, the level of bemusement that comment made me feel is as nothing compared to how Nathan must have felt seeing this: