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Apparently if you are a male employee of Fox News, you are required, REQUIRED I say, to sexually harass at least three of your co-workers.

We Democrats ran Anthony Weiner out of politics and into a 20 month sentence in Club Fed for shit like that. Like, every single Democrat in power blasted him as a creep and every single Democratic fundraiser cut him off. Let’s see what the tighty righties are sayin’ about Eric Bolling, serial sexual harasser:

[CRICKETS]

Alrighty, then!

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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I mean, who wants to live on this sucky world anyhow when we can have JEEEEEzus take us home, glory hallelujah, AMEN!

At least, that’s what this Fox news bimbo appears to be saying. We’re all going to die someday, dying sooner just gets us to Jesus faster, hallelujah!

And allows tax breaks for the rich.

Anywho, the CBO, as I mentioned before, says 22 million Americans will become uninsured if the Senate bill were passed as-is. So the question is, how many people would end up dying because of that?

We actually have numbers about the death rates of insured versus uninsured people. So: they estimate that in 2005 Census, 44,789 deaths occurred due to lack of health insurance. That was when there was a population of 46.6 million Americans uninsured. Thus that’s 995 additional deaths per million uninsured.

Thus the Senate bill kills 21,890 people by depriving them of healthcare.

But hey, tax cuts for the rich are more important than human lives, right?

– Badtux the Disgusted Penguin

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“I have to say that I’m not sure that there is such a thing as “objective” or “absolute” reality. Everything that we think we know is based on assumptions..many of which are commonly accepted, but wrong.”

There is in fact an objective reality. We may not know it, or have the tools to ferret out every detail of it, but we can certainly gather evidence about it and peer-review that evidence and gain an understanding of part of it and use that understanding to, say, build this Internet that we’re communicating upon. Why do I say this is true? Because it works. Because we’ve done it. Because from a utilitarian point of view, positing that there is an objective reality and utilizing the methods of science to gain understanding of parts of it has proven to provide far better results than simply making shit up like the Trumpistas are doing.

Now, granted, our personal interpretations of this objective reality may be wrong. But that doesn’t mean objective reality doesn’t exist. It just means our understanding of this objective reality is incomplete. Which is true by definition, because reality is infinite, while human minds are not. This is why we’ve created techniques to “hack” this limitation. The most important of which is science.

evidence-based-science

If your notion is that there is no objective reality, then you’re pretty much a mystic cultist, and of little use in a modern society. Hmm… Trump and his supporters… hmm…

– Badtux the Scientific Penguin

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Ohio ex-mayor who “dedicated his life to Christ” admits to raping a 4 year old girl — but his defense is that she sexually seduced him and was a willing partner.

How… Christ-like. Because, of course, he’s a Christian. Which means buggering little girls.

Richard Keenan, you are my World’s Worst Person for the next… well, until the next Christian buggers a 4 year old girl, anyhow.

– Badtux the Disgusted Penguin

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So, there’s this guy, Daryush Valizadeh. He calls himself “Roosh V”, proclaims himself the “King of Masculinity”, and runs a web site called “Return of Kings” which advocates for male supremacy, women should be in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant, rape should be legal, etc., you know, all that “men’s rights” stuff (where “men’s rights” apparently means the right to treat women like shit). He’s self-published several books on how to pick up and have sex with women in various countries around the world, and otherwise is a major douchebag. And no, he’s not Indian or Arabic or anything, he was born and raised in Washington D.C. and New York City.

So anyhow, he was going to have meet-ups of his “supporters” in major cities around the globe. Needless to say there was a lot of people upset about that. An all-female boxing club in Toronto threatened to crash the meet-up there, for example. And in Australia and Great Britain there were hundreds of thousands of signatures on petitions urging Roosh’s “Return of Kings” group to be branded a hate group and denied all permits to assemble, as well as have Roosh be put on the permanent exclusion list to be denied entry visas into those countries.

So, what does this manly man, this prince amongst studs, this leader of a veritable stud army, this self-proclaimed King of Masculity, do? Well, cancel the meet-ups, of course. Duh! Seems like his misogonyst cronies can dish it it out, but they can’t take it!

As for Roosh himself, he’s taking it in stride, though he’s called the police to file complaints about threats against him and to complain about people stalking him at the apartment where he lives… in the basement of his Mommy’s house.

Yep, this stud, this manly man, this ruler amongst men, this king of masculinity… lives in his Mommy’s basement.

The Onion can’t make this shit up. LOL!

– Badtux the Laughing Penguin

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There is an obnoxious racist misogynist troll who has been the bane of the last two presidents of the Science Fiction Writers of America. Now, mind you, obnoxious cave-dwellers have long afflicted the SF field, whether it was Isaac Asimov and his habit of sexually harassing women at conventions, or Jerry Pournelle and his arrogant and condescending attitudes towards female and minority authors (well, actually, towards anybody who has opinions he doesn’t agree with, Jerry is a jerk in a class by himself who lives in a bubble of sycophants and believes that means he is God), but the degree of obnoxiousness by this right-wing science fiction writer who writes under a pseudonym that translates to “Voice of God” (kinda full of himself, huh?) has taken it to new levels.

On women: “I very much like women and wish them well, which is precisely why I consider women’s rights to be a disease that should be eradicated … the primary threat to the survival of Western civilization: female equalitarianism … I do not believe any women should be given the responsibility of voting in any democratic or quasi-democratic system.”

On democracy: “Neither do I believe in democracy as a reasonable and functioning form of government.”

On a prominent black female writer: “a savage … uncivilized … ”

On a prominent female science fiction editor: “a fat frog”.

At which point I’m starting to think… what the fuck? This, my friends, is what the Internet has done to our culture: It has turned it into a non-stop troll-fest, where brave keyboard warriors spew vile slanders that they may or may not believe and smirk at the response they get.

See, here’s the deal: I grew up in the pre-Internet era in the Deep South. There was no such thing as “trolls” then. Newspapers would have never published anything like the above, and self-published tracts never had an audience outside of a few hundred people that a person could personally distribute personally mimeographed copies to, because no publisher would accept money to print such a thing meaning you had to self-publish with a mimeograph machine (since there was no such thing as a photocopier back then). Furthermore, comments like this had to be made in person. To a person’s face. As in, you’re likely to get your face smacked if you say it directly to a person’s face.

Furthermore, there was a fundamental code: Certain things simply were not said in public. White Southerners certainly used the word “nigger” in private. But using that word in public was considered low-class. Only white trash, disreputable people who were beneath contempt, would ever use such words in public.

Today, though… people like this “Voice of God” asswipe pretty much call a black woman “nigger” in public, and people just say “ignore the trolls.” Excuse me? Ignore the trolls? Here’s the problem: You got these assholes using these words in public without repercussion, and they make it acceptable. Which it is not, and never will be, because some things simply should not be said in public without repercussion. You have a perfect right to use the word “nigger”. But don’t be surprised when people condemn you for doing so. I, for one, will be the first to say that only white trash, disreputable people who are beneath contempt, would ever use such words in public — and if you are such a person, YOU ARE TRASH AND BENEATH CONTEMPT.

And if you don’t like being called white trash, a disreputable person who is beneath contempt… well, a) who the fuck gives a shit about what trash thinks? and b) if you don’t want to be called white trash, don’t act like white trash.

Duh.

– Badtux the Asshole-despising Penguin

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I just got back from the desert. We were going to see this mining area that had a large number of historical artifacts. So here’s an example of one of the places we saw:

Notice anything missing?

Notice anything missing?


Uhm, yeah. That didn’t work out so well.

Yeah, the tweakers got to this mining district too. Just a year ago there was all sorts of old mining equipment and buildings here. What the tweakers couldn’t steal, they destroyed. They burned it, they shot it up, they ran over it with their monster pickup trucks, they just tore shit up just to tear shit up.

What does a tweaker look like? Well, he usually doesn’t look like the “after” photo on the late lamented “Faces of Meth” web site. He’s young, and he doesn’t have enough money after paying the rent on his monster pickup truck to buy enough meth for that. Thus why he’s roaming the desert looking for anything he can steal that he can sell for more meth. So anyhow, he’s young. He has a scraggly beard. He’s driving a monster 4×4 pickup truck. He’s lean but not emaciated. He’s wearing jeans and work boots and a t-shirt. And the meth has him in its grasp, when he’s high he doesn’t fear any consequences, he steals everything he can steal just because he can, he does shit just to do shit, destroys just to destroy.

Hmm, now that I think about it, I can think of another class of people who don’t fear any consequences, who steal everything they can steal just because they can, do shit just to do shit, destroy just to destroy. But somehow I suspect there will never be a web site entitled “Faces of Wall Street Bankers”. Just sayin’.

– Badtux the Bummed Penguin

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