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I was perusing Drudge Report this morning laughing over a shoe, a resignation, and a tantrum, when a certain link caught my eye.
University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women’s underwear and take alcohol shots off each other’s bodies.
Now, at first, I had to laugh. My first thought was, “Suuuuure…. the guys were promised the Land of Plenty in return for playing along.” After all, they were members of a fraternity, and most likely have experience in what I call “quiet hazing”, where pledges have to do some weird shit in order to get in, but nothing so auspicious that the members would get arrested for harassment and hazing. But then I re-read the article again, and it gave me pause.
What if they were threatened?
Greek mixers are a staple in colleges. One sorority invited one fraternity for a party, they make t-shirts and sell them to raise money to pay for the drinks and food. Happens all the time. But in this day and age, I can no longer assume that the guys were “promised” anything, especially when sexual harassment laws on college campuses have been twisted so much that now men carry the burden of being told they are guilty without due process, and can lose everything. I wouldn’t put it past the gals to have threatened them with rape and police enquiry if they did not participate. I am not saying that happened. But I do think that the possibility percentage has increased dramatically in the past few years.
Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?
Yea…no. I think I’m done.
I have no issues with the Bush family. None. I happen to admire them all, each for their accomplishments in office, and out of it. And more so their wives for being so strong. That’s not to say I haven’t disagreed with some of their policies. But I’m getting a very, very bad vibe from former governor Jeb Bush. A while back he was really shooting down any idea of him running for Prez. Now? He is embracing amnesty.
I’m going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their family’s dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact.
So, the dad leaves the family to make money here, and send it back, but instead the family follows because they want the family to be intact? I can understand that. My dad came to Texas and we waited a year before moving, so that he was settled in his new job and could afford housing for us. But the Dollar goes just as far in Puerto Rico as it does here (or did then). My issue is, the American Dollar goes waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay father in Mexico than it does here. So you would give that gravy train up for getting peanuts here instead? Sounds to me like our welfare system is far more generous than Mexico’s.
And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. it’s kind of — it’s a — it’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family.
First time you enter illegally into the US is a misdemeanor, but the second and any subsequent entries is a FELONY. And to call it an act of love? I know several Mexicans that are STILL waiting for their legal entry into the US. They show respect for our rule of law and get shafted for it. Tell them how loving it is for the illegal to cut in line.
I honestly think that’s a different kind of crime that should be, there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t be — it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families. And the idea that we’re not going to fix this but with with comprehensive reform ends up trapping these people, when they could make a great contribution for their own their families but also for us.
So, they are here to do the jobs Americans won’t do? Really?
So I think we need to get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place. The great number of people who come to this country come because they have no opportunities in other places. They may love their country, but they come here because they want to provide for their families. And they can make a contribution to our country if we actually organized ourselves in a better way.
I’ll grant you that we are seen as the Land of Opportunity, but you fail to see why we are seen that way now. In a word, WELFARE. It used to be people came here to build a better life for themselves and their family. I am proof of it. But when I see an “immigrant” in the check-out line buying food I can’t afford and paying with an EBT card, or when I see an “immigrant” buying cartloads of food with an EBT card because “it’s about to expire so I’m selling it so I can get money*”, or when I see an “immigrant” walking out of WIC, I get a bit upset. Because so far as I see, they haven’t contributed anything to my society, except the ability to milk it.
*She told me this in Spanish. And when I asked her if she felt bad, she told me no, because it was free money from the government.
This weekend amid the heart wrenching hells of Venezuela, Ukraine, Syria, Thailand, and God only knows how many other countries, comes some good news. First off, Alec Baldwin is just plain givin’ up.
He’s just tired of being hounded by the “Gay Department of Justice”, y’all. He is tired of fighting TMZ photogs and wants to quit public life, so logically he is leaving NYC to move to LA, you know, home of TMZ and Hollywood.
Logic is not his friend.
On the heels of that bit of serendipity, comes the news that Piers Morgan’s show has been given the axe. And I don’t mean rank deodorant, which in hind sight would have been an improvement. I guess viewers of all political and ideological leanings got tired of his condescending schtick. Sure didn’t help that he came to a country that beat his own with muskets, either. And I am sure that being a know-it-all didn’t fly well, especially in view of his many phone hacking scandals during his time as a tabloid editor back in UK. Common manners dictate that you don’t shit on your host’s welcome mat.
As to the third, we can only speculate on who it could be. Personally, I’m kinda hoping it’s the entire cast of The View
Yes, I am thoroughly irked.
Some days ago, a celebutard whose career had stalled came out of the closet and declared her gayness over the media, and everyone went batshit. This right after some NFL hopeful came out of his closet to embrace his sexuality. These announcements dominated headlines for days, and in places they still do. And anyone who complains about the notoriety they are receiving gets shunned as an intolerant bigoted hater.
Meanwhile, protests in Ukraine, Syria, and Venezuela are beyond bloody, and most people remain ignorant and unaware. A bus of Korean Christians on tour in the Holy Land gets bombed by a suicide jackass, and no one hears about it. A co-pilot hijacks an Ethiopian airplane causing a mad scramble by several countries’ fighter jets, because he wanted asylum. Sweet Meteor of Death is going to zoom quite close to this planet, but not close enough. And in that other world we call Inside the Beltway, Republicans know that our Prez is violating the Constitution, but acknowledged they likely have no way to stop him, so they won’t even try.
Yes, I am irked. I do not care if you are straight or gay. If you are honest with yourself about your sexuality, good for you. Be proud, and move the fuck on. It is none of my business if you are gay or straight, or asexual for that matter. It is only YOUR business.You want me to cheer for you? Give of yourself, without thought of credit. I may get shit for this but in my opinion, coming out of the closet makes you look like an attention whore. You want it to be acceptable? Then be normal about it. No need to announce it to the fucking planet.
This celebrity cult we spawned is a death cult. We are ignoring the signs of our country’s demise in favor of who wore it best, or who vacationed where, or which bitch is the tackiest housewife of Beverly Jersey. It galls me that people know more about Charlie Sheen’s porn star fiancee than they do about their own country’s fiscal death spiral.
No, this post is not about urine. It’s about Photoshop™, the greatest scourge ever set loose upon the human female population.
Yesterday, my Little One asked me for a baby photo of hers to take in for her journalism class. They are working on the yearbook, and as editors they get to do a fun baby page. And I was looking forward to it until she told me she was going to “photoshop” it.
LO: I have to photoshop it.
Me: But why? The picture is perfect.
LO: No it’s not. My cheeks are too shiny and a strand of hair is sticking straight up.
Me: THAT’S WHAT MAKES IT ADORABLE!!
LO: *sighs* You just don’t understand, Mom. Every photo must be photoshopped for the yearbook.
Me: Well, that’s just silly. What is the point if every photo has to meet a standard of perfection??
Personally, I enjoy using the application on my phone. I love to change the color and add an outline and make pics black and white. But I do NOT understand the need to brush away imperfections to the point of making you look like a totally different person.
I mean, seriously?
What the ever-loving whale dong is THAT?? Madonna is 6,387 years old and everyone knows this. Why would you try to make her look 22??
I hate that women and quite a few men rely on Photoshop™. In my opinion, you are just living a lie. What say y’all??
Most of y’all know I don’t care much for Tom Cruise. I think he is an over-rated, egotistical peacock with the cranial capacity of a toadstool. But that’s just me. To this day I have never seen Top Gun, and can’t for the life of me figure out what Mimi Rodgers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes were using before they entered the Rehab of Normal Life™. Anyway, I was always content to just ignore him and give a pass to his entire filmography. Until I read this.
Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, “That’s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal.”
What the ever loving FUCK?????
You DARE compare yourself to a soldier serving in Afghanistan??
You, who makes upwards $20 million a movie??
You, who has assistants at every turn??
You, who manages to have a mansion in Beverly Hills, an “estate” in Telluride, AND a condo you are trying to sell in New York City??
You, who owns a jet AND a Aviat – Pitts S-2B P-51 Mustang?? A FUCKING P-51 MUSTANG???
You, who drives around in a Bugatti Veyron because the Porche isn’t good enough??
You dare to compare yourself to an American Soldier?? A man who signs away his very LIFE so people like YOU can spout off your ignorance? A man who is lucky if his paycheck comes through each month? A man who has to live on that paltry $25K??? A man who will volunteer to fight an enemy there, just so that enemy can’t hurt the likes of people like YOU over here??
FUCK THAT ON A STICK WITH HOT SAUCE!!!
This particular Army wife thinks that you are so full of ignorant shit, giving you an enema would leave a pair of eyebrows. You have proven to the world what a complete and total jackass you are, and there will be no recovering from that. So please, go fuck yourself. Until such time as you are willing to stand in the path of a bullet for your brother in arms, or take the blast of a grenade to save the life of an Afghan child, or even go out and become the target of an unknown enemy, uncertain if you’ll survive long enough to see tomorrow, go find a couch to violate.
Screenshot of the deposition:
I am willing to give Mr. Cruise some veracity in thinking that being apart from your child is brutal. The comparison he chose to accept (since it was done by his counsel most likely at his request) is still appalling by virtue of the fact that he still compares missing his child, whom he can see when he wishes, and whom he has chosen to not see as often due to the demands of his work schedule, to a soldier who HAS to miss his child by virtue of the fact that HE is in a war zone. You may argue that the soldier also chose his profession knowing the risks.
But there is a difference between a choice made to help protect our freedoms, and a choice made to charge people $15 for a movie ticket.
Full disclosure to those lurking here: I am female. Thus, I can freely speak about my gender.
Yesterday, a young friend of mine, a gal I used to babysit when she was but a baby, posted a photo of State Rep. Leticia Van de Putte (D) on her social site wall. She is a legal aide to the representative, and does a fine job for her. As for Ms. Van de Putte, I do not agree with her politics, but she strikes me as a nice lady. And she was there for our soldiers at Ft. Hood when Hasan decided to play jihad, killing 13 in what we normal, reasonable folk call an act of terrorism.
But sometimes, emotions make women look stupid.
She is an ardent supporter for women’s rights and has been very vocal on the issue of pro-choice. That’s her right, and her job as having been elected by her constituents to do so.
But where I come from, it is far, FAR more important to strengthen your argument, than raise your voice. And it seems to me that raising their voice is ALL these women, and some rather liberated men, can seem to do. I have said it once and I’ll say it again: I do not care where you stand on the issue of pro-abortion or pro-life. But I do care that wherever you stand, you make a point using facts and logic, and not using the timbre of the noise made by the chords in your throat.
Simply telling people that you will scream to be heard is stupid, and shows serious lack of intelligence. I understand that sometimes you need to be heard, but for fuck’s sake, be prepared to argue once you get their attention.
Because you’ll need it. That, or liquor. Whatever gets you through the day.
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with the family of diplomat killed in Afghanistan. The families of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Ty Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith couldn’t be reached for comment.
Rochester, NY, decides to spit on history. I mean, what the shit did we fight the Brits for again?
Californians are A-OK with being subjects. Screw that “liberty” crap and pass them more weed.
Here, have a happy.
I do like her shoes. They make me happy. Hope y’all have a good one!
I am ashamed to report that not even my alma mater, Texas A&M University, is safe from the evuls of diversity.
Last week, several students at Texas A&M took to their Senate to object to having a portion of their student fees pay for the Gay and Lesbian Students Association. Personally, I don’t care if my school has such a student group. I believe in freedom of association, after all. However, some students did not wish to have their fees go to fund a group that goes against their religious beliefs.
See where I am going with this?
Anyway, the Senate voted 70-65 to approve ‘The Religious Funding Exemption Bill’, which states:
“While it can be argued that many services are a worthy use of funds in order to provide an opportunity for academic success at Texas A&M, it is reasonable for students to object to a use of their own money that they feel violates their religious conscience. The broad varieties of religious views expressed by students are equally important, and the variety of services they disagree with should be treated with equal importance.”
How about that? Actually observing and enforcing the First Amendment, which this being a state school, they have to actually, you know, OBSERVE AND ENFORCE. Had TAMU been a private university, it would have been different. But never underestimate the power of
idiots ignorance academia diversity. While the Senate can approve or disapprove a bill, the Student President has final veto, and guess what he did?
Texas A&M Student Body President John Claybrook [on Friday] ‘confidently’ vetoed a very controversial measure approved yesterday by the student senate which allows Aggies to withhold the portion of their student activity fee which would go to the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Student Center.
Because the needs of the many never outweigh the needs of the weepy few.
“This has caused great harm to our reputation and to the students who feel disenfranchised by the bill,” he wrote in a message.
Never mind the hundreds he just disenfranchised in the name of his goddess, Diversity. Gay trumps every time.
“This damage must stop today. Texas A&M students represent our core value of respect exceptionally, and I am proud of the family at this university. Now, more than ever, is the time to show great resolve and come together, treating each other like the family that we are.“
Just how is squelching someone’s religious freedoms showing respect? I don’t know about y’all, but in my family, no one agrees with anything, not even when it comes to Coke™ versus Pepsi™. This dickwrinkle believes that in order to show respect, you must trump one group above others. When I attended A&M, some of us decided to form a “dead group”, for archaeology. Guess what? We got NO FUNDING from the student fees. We had to raise our own funds to do anything. Why can’t they, as well?
This student president may claim to espouse Texas A&M as a family, but he has no idea what being an Aggie means. He barely cuts it as a 2%er. I hope all of the disenfranchised religious groups appeal, and bring to light the roaches pushing politically correct diversity down their throats.