The most interesting moment of the contest was when Mick Fanning interfered with John John Florence’s final wave in their Round 4 heat. It was a strategic move on his part to avoid facing Florence in Round 5. Florence is surfing in his own backyard here at Pipeline and knows this wave better than most. He is a very difficult draw for anyone, including potential world champs.
“This is entirely right and entirely appropriate,” Fischer said of the law. “Same-sex behavior is unnatural, it is against the order of nature: you just look at the plumbing and you can tell that, what body parts are designed for what use and you can see right away that this is contrary to nature.”
I’m sure Bryan is very familiar with said plumbing. *ahem*
Even though many doctors knew better.
“They got the notion they were going to come to give me a lobotomy,” says Mr. Tritz, a World War II bomber pilot. “To hell with them.”
The orderlies at the veterans hospital pinned Mr. Tritz to the floor, he recalls. He fought so hard that eventually they gave up. But the orderlies came for him again on Wednesday, July 1, 1953, a few weeks before his 30th birthday.
The U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans—and likely hundreds more—during and after World War II, according to a cache of forgotten memos, letters and government reports unearthed by The Wall Street Journal…
The VA’s practice, described in depth here for the first time, sometimes brought veterans relief from their inner demons. Often, however, the surgery left them little more than overgrown children, unable to care for themselves. Many suffered seizures, amnesia and loss of motor skills. Some died from the operation itself.
India’s Supreme Court recently upheld a law that criminalizes homosexul behavior with up to 10 years in prison. Of course, everyone’s favorite bigot is ecstatic.
What India's Supreme Court has done is entirely right. Homosexual conduct should be contrary to public policy everywhere.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) December 11, 2013
India's Supreme Court upheld a law passed by the elected representatives of the people. We need a Supreme Court which will do the same.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) December 11, 2013
Of course, India is a mostly Hindu nation. How does Fischer feel about Hindus? Do you have to ask?
[Hinduism] is a counterfeit religion,. It is an Eastern religion. It is, in essence, an occult religion. It’s a counterfeit, a false alternative to Christianity. It ultimately represents the doctrine of demons…
But as long as those demon worshipers opress teh gays, Bryan’s cool with it I guess?
The war on Christianity continues apparently.
Members of the world’s oldest faith would like to join a display of religious symbols at Oklahoma’s state capitol, joining a Judeo-Christian tablet and a proposed Satanist monument.
The Universal Society of Hinduism plans to submit an application to the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for permission to place a statue of Lord Hanuman on the statehouse grounds.
“If the Oklahoma State Capitol was open to different monuments, we would love to have a statue of Lord Hanuman, who was greatly revered and worshipped and known for incredible strength and was (a) perfect grammarian,” said Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism.
Hemant Mehta, who writes for the Friendly Atheist blog, said the Hindus’ request would likely put Oklahoma lawmakers in a legal and political bind.
“If the Commission votes yes on the proposal, conservatives will flip out,” Mehta wrote. “If they vote no, they’re just inviting a lawsuit. This is beautiful.”
Silicon Valley rising star Greg Gopman took to Facebook on Tuesday to rail against poor and homeless residents of San Francisco, inflaming already simmering tensions between the city’s tech industry and low-wage workers.
Gopman, the CEO of the hackathon-organizing startup AngelHack, went on a rant wishing the “crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash” would segregate themselves and stop marring his experience of San Francisco.
In the comments, Gopman bemoaned how the “degenerates” of San Francisco “gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, [and] get rowdy” in an area of town he considers to be off-limits to them. In comparison, he offered a rosy view of more class-segregated cities, where, he says, “the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests.”
Gopman deleted the post and apologized for his diatribe the next morning. “I trivialized the plight of those struggling to get by and I shouldn’t have,” he wrote. “I hope this thread can help start an open discussion on what changes we can make to fix these serious problems.”
The CEO’s comments came just a day after protesters blocked a Google commuter shuttle, decrying tech-driven gentrification and San Francisco’s increasingly unaffordable housing costs. As the uber-rich tech industry migrates north from Silicon Valley the city’s real estate costs have soared, income inequality has worsened, and many long-time San Francisco residents are suddenly being priced out of their neighborhoods.
A Cook County judge on Tuesday threw out the conviction of a South Side man imprisoned for decades for a 1980s rape, concluding that two of disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s top lieutenants had tortured him into confessing and then covered up the abuse.
Judge Richard Walsh said special prosecutors in the case failed to rebut the allegations made by Stanley Wrice, now 59.
The two former detectives, John Byrne and Peter Dignan, asserted their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination when called to testify during a hearing Monday, according to lawyers.
Wrice had alleged that Byrne and Dignan beat him in the basement of the Area 2 police headquarters on the South Side after his arrest in a brutal gang rape. Byrne hit him with a flashlight, while Dignan struck him with a length of rubber hose, Wrice said.
GOP civil war? What GOP civil war?
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals rather than the GOP’s.
Speaking with reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday, the Ohio Republican mocked the powerful conservative forces that he said were staking out opposition to the deal even before its full details were public.
“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals,” Boehner charged. “This is ridiculous.
I was recently alerted to this by David Futrelle via twitter, who wrote about it on his Manboobz blog.
A Voice for Men writer comes out in favor of marital rape http://t.co/JWXHuQOxEQ
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) December 11, 2013
At his blog David pointed out that someone writing over at a Voice for Men who goes by the name, Clint Carpentier actually wrote this.
“sex was a wifely duty she was obligated to provide as per the terms of marriage.” But “since the advent of ‘marital rape,’ sex [in marriage] is no longer a loving duty, so it has become whim and weapon … .”
As well as this,
If women are demanding that their husbands do their “fair share” of the chores, then why do men need wives at all? In man’s attempt to make their wives lives easier, they have reduced the wifely duties to next to non-existent. Why, women? Why oh why would you drive those final coffin nails of obsolescence in? Aside from children, there’s no benefit left to having a wife.
In addition check out some of the sick comments written over at Carpentier’s disgusting commentary. Entitled Wives demand what??? The farce of household equality
Here’s the first one which was posted by someone going by the username of Stu, who instead of condemning what is clearly and endorsement of marital rape, wrote,
Like I’ve said, make women happy by doing 100% of household chores yourself, in your own home, that no woman lives in. As long as any woman lives in your home, you will be seen as a sloth that a woman toils in service of, no matter how much housework you do, and how much work outside the house you do.
So, live on your own. Be an independent man who lives without women performing any household services for at all. That is the only way not to be seen as a man child with mummy looking after you.
Another person, Shrek6 couldn’t agree more with Carpentier’s misogynist pro rape rant.
Thanks for the article Clint. We should put this up somewhere to educate Blue Pill men or the newly converted Red Pill men, so that they are fully apprised of the situation they currently live in. It is a form of slavery to be avoided at all costs.
I’ve said it before. Outside of children and family, there is an absolute ZERO need of women for men.
After all the crap I stupidly put myself through, kinda think I’m not going there again. Why the hell would you bring a whining woman into a home that is already running like clockwork!
These people do not deserve to call their movement, a “rights movement.” Such movements fight for equality, but not this one. This one looks more and more like one that just calls itself that, but actually is nothing more than a group of sexist pigs out to promote male dominance. The few female MRA’s do themselves a great disservice by supporting it, no matter how much money they maybe making off of it.
If “A Voice for Men” was really about equality for men, and not subjugating women, they wouldn’t let someone like Carpentier write for them, or if they did, they’d kick him out of their organization after he wrote something like this. Not to mention that you’d see a lot more people over their offended by what he wrote, rather than supporting him.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was correct to label A Voice For Men along with many other MRA websites as “woman-hating sites” and treat them as such. The response they got from A Voice for Men’s Paul Elam, to this story they wrote about a prominent MRA’s suicide when they first started exposing them, does nothing to debunk the SPLC’s conclusion.
Updated 12/11/13 at 12:10 PM
I added one more disgusting quote from Carpentier that I forgot to include earlier. I should have done so because it makes it much clearer that yes he really does think marital rape is okay.
Remember when Law Enforcement was told not to intervene in Domestic Violence calls?
New Mexico’s highest court is giving police more leeway to make arrests without a warrant in domestic violence cases.
The state Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can make a warrantless arrest when it’s reasonably close to the scene of the domestic violence.
State law allows a warrantless arrest at the scene of a domestic disturbance, and the justices broadened that to include a location near the place where the incident happened.
The ruling overturned a state Court of Appeals decision that found Daniel Almanzar had been improperly arrested in 2007 across the street from the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque where he alleged kicked his girlfriend during a quarrel.