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So, this happened: One of Alex Jone’s thugs stuck his microphone in the face of young girl who was passing by, who was maybe 12 years old, and said “How are you, young man?”. The girl looks surprised and taken aback for a second or two, as if asking herself, “did he just say what I think he just said?” Then she looks at him like he’s some kind of repulsive toad, and says “You’re a fucking idiot.”

Which, of course, is the only possible response to someone calling a girl “young man” when that girl is quite clearly a girl (wearing girl shorts and girl glasses and girl hair and having little budding girl breasts). Someone who would do that is, indeed, a fucking idiot, and it’s quite appropriate to both point that out and to give him the double bird when he tries to dig the hole he’s in even deeper.

What’s been most interesting, however, is the simultaneous appalled response of the pearl clutchers of the Right. “How dare this girl be so rude to a man!” At which point I gotta say… uh, wha?

Look: First of all, it isn’t appropriate for a reporter to ambush a 12 year old girl in the street and shove a microphone in her face without having the permission of her parents. That’s not reporting. That’s child exploitation.

Second of all, no adult wins when picking a fight against a 12 year old girl. It’s not a good look, throwing down on a child, the way Alex Jones just did on his national television show by calling a 12 year old girl a “liberal thug”. It makes you look a total ass and loser. I mean, what kind of man is so lame that he has to pick fights with a 12 year old girl?! How fucking special of a little white snowflake do you have to be to get so triggered by a little girl telling you off?

But beyond that, what this points out is that the right wing is full of fucking perverts who groom their girls to be quiet and submissive and compliant, i.e., victims. The very thought of a girl who is tough-minded and assertive and unabashed at standing up for herself sends them into dithering tizzies of pearl-clutching upon their fainting couches. Why, if all girls were so self-assertive, how would they ever get the wood up for their pedophile fantasies? How dare these assertive girls cause their stiffy to become a limpy!

Now, let’s do a mind experiment. My dad was raised in a French-speaking household, and was bilingual in both French and English. He was also ex-Navy. Being bilingual was a great help to his Navy career, because it let him curse in both languages. Yep, he had twice the vocabulary of curse words of the average Navy salt!

What that basically meant was that he could go on for a long, long time cursing you out without ever repeating himself, even moreso than the average drill sergeant or Navy petty officer. And if this asshole had stuck that microphone in his face and said “How are you, young woman?” my father would have ripped him a new one up and down with vocabulary that would have blasted the paint off that microphone and left Alex Jone’s thug completely speechless.

Do you think the pearl clutchers of the right would have been in such a tizzy if they’d had a sailor, a military man, using far worse vocabulary upon being mis-gendered? Uhm… maybe. But somehow I doubt it. I suspect the reaction would have been more like, “how *dare* he insult a fine military man by calling him a woman!”.

So anyhow, one of these fine paragons of right wing thought said to me, “Would you want your own daughter to behave like that?”

And I said, “Absolutely! If someone insults my daughter, I want her to do a double-take, look at him like he’s lower than a wart on a frog’s toe, and give it right back to him redoubled. Raising a girl like a delicate little flower is raising a future victim incapable of standing up for herself. I love how all you pearl clutching right wingers have come out of the woodwork appalled, appalled I say, that a little girl isn’t a sweet virginal little thing. Kinda pervy, actually. Pedophile, much?”

He had no response to that.

— Badtux the Pervert-smellin’ Penguin

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Google engineer fired for denigrating 20% of Google’s workforce to their face now trying to paint himself as a “hero of free speech”.

Dear James Damore:

Frankly, Google doesn’t care about your opinions. You’re free to have any opinions you want. You’re even free to spew them on a blog of your choosing, as long as you don’t present any association between yourself and Google. Google doesn’t care. Google doesn’t have to.

But when you bring your assholery onto the Google campus and insult 20% of your co-workers? Then your co-workers aren’t the problem. You are the problem.

See, here’s the thing. The Silicon Valley operates on a system of consensus. We need people who are capable of working together with other people in order to arrive at a consensus as to how to solve problems. You deliberately insulted and pissed off 20% of your co-workers. It doesn’t matter what you said to do that, Google doesn’t care, Google doesn’t have to. What matters is that you proved you’re a fucking asshole, and you’re not brilliant enough to be a coddled fucking asshole. You’re not “Googly”. You’re not a cultural fit. So Google fired your precious white male snowflake ass, and bid you good riddance.

So now you’re talking about suing Google for “discrimination”? Child. “Asshole” isn’t a protected class under California or US law, and California is an “at-will” state, meaning that barring some union contract of some kind (and you’re not a union member, you sneer at unions) Google can fire your ass for basically any reason other than membership in a protected class. Firing you for being a fucking asshole is well within their rights under both California law and U.S. labor law.

So good luck finding a lawyer willing to sue Google on your behalf. Here’s a hint, James: If the lawyer you talk to wants money up front rather than being willing to work on contingency, he’s scamming you. He thinks you have no case, and is just going to go through the motions doing the minimal amount of work not to be hauled before the ethics committee. I’m sure you can find some such shyster, and probably raise enough money from other asshole precious white male snowflakes to hire him. But you’ll still stay fired. You’ll just be a fired dude who is blackballed as an asshole by most Silicon Valley companies because you’ve made yourself infamous amongst them.

But hey, maybe Uber has an opening….

– Badtux the “Fucking Assholes” Penguin
* I do not speak for Google.
** Fuck, I don’t even *work* for Google.

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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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So, the new “Doctor” in Doctor Who is a woman. Which, given that nobody knows what the gender of a Gallifreyan is anyhow, means fuck all. Yet the delicate white male broflakes are having a mass meltdown over it anyhow. Which is a “what the *fuck* is the matter with you?!” moment for anybody with half a brain. Which obviously isn’t the privileged white broflakes who are whining that their Doctor has an inny rather than an outy. Sheesh. Dumbfucks.

– Badtux the WTF Penguin

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Aftermath of D.C . protests. We shall rebuild.

Aftermath of D.C. protests. We shall rebuild.

There’s right wingers whining about the amazingly destructive protests against the Trump Administration, which have resulted in a few dozen arrests and a burned-out trash can (we shall rebuild though after this mass destruction!) and maybe a few people delayed getting to work or getting home from work. Ignoring the fact that there was plenty of right wing violence after the election of Barack Obama, including torching a black church, they have a point.

Look. I mean, I have no idea why a black man might be protesting an attorney general who promises to take voting rights away from black people in the Old South rather than enforce voting rights, or why gay men might be protesting a vice president who advocates attaching electrodes to their balls and shocking them with electricity in order to “cure” their gayness, or why parents of handicapped children might be protesting a Secretary of Education whose opinion is that schools should not be legally required to educate the handicapped, or why Muslims might be protesting a Secretary of Homeland Security who advocates rounding up all Muslims into concentration camps, or why women might be protesting the notion that Big Government should have control over their pussies, or etc. I mean, I’m a white straight Christian male, none of that matters to me, right?

So gosh darn it, all those protesters should just give up all those rights quietly rather than inconvenience me on my daily commute! That’s the only right thing to do. Right? Right?!

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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The black community? Uh, no. Macho white males who’ve lost their manufacturing or mining jobs.

So the new jobs in rural America are mostly caregiver jobs, since the population of white Americans is aging and Medicare is one of the few sources of money in those communities today. You’d think that the white men unemployed with the collapse of mining and factory work would be flocking to these new occupations, which, while they’re not the best paying jobs on the planet, are at least reliable and easy to enter.

Uhm… not so much. Appears that these misogynist assholes think that “women’s work” is beneath them.

– Badtux the “These people are sick” Penguin

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Frankly, this does not surprise me. I’ve known for some time that many Europeans are misogynist and racist. Other than the Scandinavians, and, surprisingly, the Spanish, this seems to carry over into their attitudes towards rape too, though it appears that eastern Europeans agree more highly than others that it’s okay to rape a woman under certain circumstances. Still, look at France. Surprised? I’m not.

– Badtux the unsurprised-but-still-bummed-out Penguin

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