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Middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

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Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity — lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.

The former Baptist pastor, who is weighing a second run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, also claimed that forcing people of faith to accept gay marriage as policy is on par with telling Jews that they must serve "bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli." That dish would run afoul of kosher rules in the same way Huckabee sees asking Christians to accept same-sex marriages.

"We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they have had for over 2,000 years," Huckabee said.

Huckabee has made cultural issues the cornerstone of his likely White House bid. The former Baptist pastor is counting on social conservatives and evangelicals who have great clout in early nominating Iowa to help hi

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Huckabee-compares-gay-marriage-to-alcohol-6055199.php

This will come as a shock to El Supremo

Lacrosse Game in Austin on Saturday:

Southwestern 13 -- University of Texas 10 (Go Pirates!)


Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 01:38 AM (1 replies)

Alleged Stanford Rapist Says He ‘Wasn’t Trying To Rape,’ Media Focuses On How Much His Victim Drank

Brock Allen Turner, the Stanford student who has been accused of raping an unconscious woman on campus says his ”intentions were not to try and rape a girl without her consent.” Too bad that sentence makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. It’s also too bad the media is already vilifying his victim for drinking too much. This is rape culture, folks.

Rape culture has a subtle, pervasive way of permeating everything. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it speaks to the way in which society blames victims of sexual assault while normalizing male sexual violence. Its influence leads reporters to begin a story that is about five felony rape counts and an athlete who was essentially caught in the act of committing the alleged crimes like this, from the San Jose Mercury News:

Liquor flowed freely at the Stanford University fraternity party two weeks ago where prosecutors say a student athlete met a young woman who’d joined the revelry with friends and later raped her nearby, according to police reports released Thursday.


“Liquor flowed freely at the Stanford University fraternity party” where a student athlete met a young woman who’d “joined the revelry.” The second paragraph of the story is this:

He drank seven beers with swigs of whiskey. She added a couple shots of liquor to the four she drank before arriving, and then a beer.


You see, it’s important that we start the story this way. It’s important that we know exactly how much alcohol they consumed so we can later say things like, “he was too drunk to really know what he was doing” and “why did she get so drunk that she couldn’t protect herself?” Because rape culture makes sure victims always know it was somehow their fault. It makes sure society reads that narrative first – the narrative of two drunk people reveling at a party and a victim who was complicit because of the amount of drinks she had.

Read more: http://www.mommyish.com/2015/01/30/alleged-stanford-rapist-says-his-intentions-were-not-to-try-and-rape/

Related thread:
two passerbys stop rape. chase down & hold star Stanford swimmer until cops arrive

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026145920
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 12:55 AM (4 replies)

Airport authorities: Traveler beats homeless man with chair

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A traveler who remained at Newark Liberty International Airport after missing two flights faced numerous charges Saturday for allegedly beating a homeless man with a chair as the man was sleeping.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said 29-year-old Leonidas M. Sandoval of Guatemala began acting erratically after arriving at the airport Thursday and missing his flights. He allegedly beat the unidentified man early Saturday morning and also threw a chair at Port Authority police.

The 62-year-old victim was struck in the head numerous times and knocked unconscious, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. The man was hospitalized with “serious injuries.”

Authorities said the alleged attack apparently was unprovoked. Pentangelo said Sandoval was a ticketed passenger and was wearing what appeared to be a hospital bracelet. He said police were treating him as an “emotionally disturbed person.”

Read more: http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2015-01-31/airport-authorities-traveler-beats-homeless-man-chair#comment-362815
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 12:05 AM (2 replies)
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