Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What constitutes a yes?

One thing about women college students... apparently when they go off to college all they want to do is get drunk...and if sex happens...well, it wasn't their fault, they were drunk, the guy shouldn't have taken advantage of them.

I remember - this was decades ago - visiting my sister who was in her first year in the Air Force, back when she had to live in a dorm with another woman - her roommate got drunk every Saturday and spent every Sunday throwing up in the toilet.

So now out of California we get this "Defining when yes means yes" law, to help universities prosecute rape.

And I'm just thinking - if women wouldn't get so stinking drunk that they wouldn't be unconscious while someone was violating them, or so drunk that they lose their inhibiitions (which is why most people get drunk) they wouldn't place themselves in a position where they'd need this stupid "Yes means yes" legislation.

(And no I'm not saying a woman who is drunk out of her mind deserves to be raped. I'm just saying that she really has no one to blame but herself if she can't fight the drunk college kid on top of her off or is unconscious while it's happening.

(I'm not talking about women who are victims of a date rape drug, mind you, taking a drink from a guy they trusted. I'm talking about women who get so drunk that they don't even know what day it is...and then wonder why no one respects them enough to ask permission...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/california-debates-yes-means-yes-sex-assault-law/2014/08/10/b7ffa86c-20cd-11e4-958c-268a320a60ce_story.html

Monday, August 11, 2014

Does no one understand clinical depression??????????

Robin Williams committed suicide today, at the age of 63.

He "had it all."  Money, fame.

But apparently he'd been battling depression for years.

So the bright bulbs on Hannity.com message forums are all saying, "He had it all...why would someone like that commit suicide?"

Dont' these people watch Tv? Practically every TV show will have a commercial for some kind of anti-depressant drug, and there are always warnings at the end of the commercial - "stop taking if you start thinking about suicide."

So let me try to explain this to anyone who thinks Williams "threw his life away".

Clinical depression is NOT depression.

You cannot "snap out" of clinical depression.

Clinical depression is an illness, caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain.

People who are clinically depressed need to be on medication.

Sadly, medication has side effects.

One of the side effects of anti-depressant medication is that it can actually make you feel suicidal!!!!

So whatever Robin William's issues were, cut the poor guy some slack.  He was clearly clinically depressed.

I don't mind people committing suicide - people have a right to do what they want to themselves and if they can't stand to live anymore, that's their business.

But - if you're clinically depressed, you are not really responsible for your actions.

Again, clinically depressed is NOT the same as being depressed. That's why they add that extra word, "clinically" in there!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Time for Poland to declare war on Russia?

Of course they won't do it... but the fact that Ukrainian separatist terrorists are going around shooting down innocent civilian planes - that just makes no sense.

Then there's Israel and Hamas.  Hamas launches rockets into Israel, Israel fights back, and Israel gets the blame?   Well, it's because Israel's weapons are more efficient than Hamas's - but because of that they're not supposed to use them?

It's like we're in the Twilight Zone....

Friday, July 18, 2014

No Rush today

Mark Steyn is filling in today. Rush is playing in a golf tournament.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Joe BIden's (latest) Gaffe

What happened to Obama's "hope and change"?


The below two paragraphs are from the Washington Free Beacon: http://freebeacon.com/politics/cnn-latest-biden-gaffe-really-bad-moment-for-white-house/


The “Hope and Change” promised by Barack Obama and Joe Biden in 2008 “didn’t happen,” according to none other than Biden himself during a speech Wednesday.
Everybody says because we tried in ’08 and it didn’t happen, it’s not possible,” Biden said. “Wrong. We’ve gone through these periods before … Folks, this is totally within our power. Change for the better is absolutely possible, and I believe it’s close to inevitable if you’re the drivers of it.”
National Journal’s Ron Fournier on Thursday argued Biden saying this was a “really bad moment for the White House.”
“He basically conceded the original sin of the Obama presidency which is we promised to at least start changing Washington and we failed. And then later on what he does say? We can change things if we’re the drivers of the change. Well, who has been driving the last five and a half years? It was a really bad moment for the White House,” Fournier said on CNN’s New Day.


Where is the gaffe here? *He's* not saying hope and change didn't happen, he's saying that others - probably African Americans as poor now as they were then - are saying it didn't happen.


Sure would like to see those two sentences in CONTEXT!

OT: Need a plumber in Washington state?

I was talking to a friend in Mason County, WA yesterday, and he was mentioning that he'd been searching for plumbers in Mason County and plumbers in Pierce County, just to check out their services.

Plumbers do much more than just clean out your toilets or pump out your septic tank, they'll find your sewer lines, repair your sewer lines, practically everything that needs to be plumbed, a plumber will do.

I wonder if its better to stick with a plumber who only works in one town, or if a company that is so big that it has practically a franchise would be the way to go. For example these folks my friend was looking at - and found, when he searched for plumbers in Mason County.  (Why he was looking for plumbers in Pierce Country, too, I do not know!)

In any event, if you live in Washington and are looking for plumbers in Mason County.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

John Kerry had a point...

Rush mocked John Kerry yesterday..

Rush is always talking about American exceptionalism... and it used to be true (today you gotta wonder though...)

This is what Rush said and then Kerry's quote:

Lurch: American Exceptionalism Talk Makes Me Uptight
RUSH: Now, the John Kerry quote: "...I was privileged to speak to the graduating class of Yale this year, and it was particularly a pleasure because it happened to turn out to be, literally -- I hate to say it -- 48 years to the day that I was privileged to speak as a graduating senior to my own class. ... I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional we are -- not because we're not exceptional, but because it's kind of in-your-face and a lot of other people are exceptional. A lot of other places do exceptional things."
Of course he does, because these people are laden with self-hatred and self-guilt over what they consider their good fortune to be.  

Rush is totally mischaracterizing what Kerry said.

I mean, come on, talk about Ugly Americans.

You go to some other country and say, "Look, America is exceptional, and you guys stink"  Then you try to give them advice on how to deal with their minority problem...or their drug problem... and they look at you and say, "Yeah, your African Americans are real happy" or "The US has more people imprisoned for drug offenses than the rest of the world combined."