Thursday, December 14, 2017

WLU explains: "SHUT UP, Lindsay!!!!"

Lindsay Shepherd, the horrible, triggering, White Supremacist racist/bigot/homophobe killer of the innocent and crusher of dreams, has had her classes cancelled at Wilfrid Laurier U. (Note for the Perpetually Offended SJWs out there, this is -sarcasm- and not to be taken literally.)

Lindsay Shepherd, crusher of dreams. [sarc]

"I wonder if my mere presence is simply too triggering now."
That's how graduate student Lindsay Shepherd, who caused an uproar at Canada's Wilfrid Laurier University by showing undergraduates a gender-neutral pronoun debate, makes sense of the unexplained cancellation of her department-wide class this week.
 
Lindsay's great crime was to record her superiors in the act of being assholes. If she had been a nice, meek, good little girl and done as she was told, they'd have given her a pat on the head and sent her back to work. But because she decided she was NOT going to be pushed around and abused, he class is cancelled.

Also, the lawyer who WLU hired to "investigate" this situation is a hard-core SJW. He's at the center of the ongoing scandal about Canadian lawyers being forced by the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) to adopt a specified "Statement of Principles." By the word "forced" I mean that if they don't say exactly what they are told to say, they get de-listed by the Law Society and cannot practice law.

The lawyer hired by Canada's Wilfrid Laurier University to investigate a classroom incident involving gender-neutral pronouns has publicly taken sides on an issue related to the investigation.
Rob Centa, managing partner at Paliare Roland, has frequently tweeted about diversity and inclusion in law from his professional account, including his support for a controversial new requirement for lawyers that critics characterize as "forced speech."
The Law Society of Upper Canada licenses lawyers and paralegals in Ontario, where WLU is based. It started reminding legal professionals in September to submit a "Statement of Principles" confirming their "obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion," and rejected a proposed exemption for "conscientious objectors" earlier this month.
The intention of the change is to "address the barriers faced by racialized licensees," which is the society's term for nonwhite legal professionals.
The regulator encourages striving for "substantive equality," which "does not always require treating all people the same." To reiterate, it says: "Equality does not mean treating all people the same for all purposes."
Queen's University Law Prof. Bruce Pardy, a member of the Ontario society, warned in October that the new rules violated freedom of expression, protected by Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

I think it safe to assume the investigation will find that Lindsay Shepherd transgressed against her employer and must be fired. The message to all the other professors and teaching assistants is crystal clear.

The message is Shut Up!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Justice: In Canada the word makes you laugh!

What's so funny about "Justice" in Canada? The judges!

Nour Marakah was a Toronto firearms trafficker who sent texts to his accomplice Andrew Winchester, basically telling him what handguns to buy. Though the majority of the firearms acquired by Winchester at Marakah's direction "and put on the street" remain unrecovered, two were found by police at crime scenes.

Winchester pleaded guilty to multiple firearms offences in 2014 and received an eight-year sentence.

While legally searching the men's homes, police also seized both their phones and, two hours later, searched them and found the incriminating texts.

This is where the funny judge part comes in. They've got these two retards dead to rights, but then...

Marakah was convicted of various firearm trafficking offences and sentenced to nine years in prison, minus time served in pre-trial custody, in 2015. He appealed, but the majority at the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the decision. With Friday's decision, he is now acquitted.

This gun trafficker is exactly the guy the Liberals always scream about. He is the guy circumventing their precious gun control. There is, apparently, no question that he is guilty based on the evidence. You can tell they want to crush him by the severity of the sentence. Nine years? Murderers have been know to get four years. Some guy shot a kid dead in Yorkdale Mall a few years ago and got four years in jail for it. The Liberals view gun trafficking as a far worse crime than actual murder.

What's funny is that a Canadian Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin decided, based on nothing, to invent a brand new human right and let this low-life get off. She invented that a text message is sacred. If you get a text message on your phone, and you show it to the cops voluntarily, unless they have a warrant to view it first it is inadmissible in court. No, I did not make that up:

Interestingly, Judge Malcolm Rowe, who sided with the majority, nonetheless said he shares Moldaver's concerns about "the consequences" of the decision.

"As Justice Moldaver suggests," Rowe wrote, "this would lead to the perverse result where the voluntary disclosure of text messages received by a complainant could be challenged by a sender who is alleged to have abused the complainant."

That means, for example, if a pervert sends text messages to your kid, and you show the kid's phone to the cops, they can't do squat about it.

Its funny, right? Laugh!

The Laughing Phantom


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Oh noes! Trouble in Lefty paradise!

Black Congressional Caucus members are whinging because Rep. John Conyers is leaving under the scarlet letter of being a perv, while whiteboi Al Franken is wearing his in the Senate.

The stunning fall of Democratic Rep. John Conyers — who resigned Tuesday amid a growing sexual-harassment scandal — has left confusion, anger, resentment and bewilderment inside the ranks of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group that Conyers helped found nearly four decades ago.

Many CBC members see a double standard at play. They won't say the treatment of Conyers is racist, necessarily — and all express strong support for his alleged victims — but they think white politicians accused of similar misconduct like Blake Farenthold, Al Franken, Roy Moore and Donald Trump get a "benefit of the doubt" that black politicians don't enjoy.

I am just sitting here with my popcorn. This is tooooo good!

The Phantom

Friday, December 01, 2017

Big Media is circling the bowl.

The number 1 and number 2 largest radio networks in the USA are about to go out of business.
A key group of creditors rejected iHeartMedia Inc.'s latest debt restructuring proposal, and countered with their own deal that requires the company to file for chapter 11, the company disclosed on Thursday.
The latest development in long-running restructuring negotiations at iHeart, the largest radio network in the U.S. by number of stations, comes a day after Cumulus Media Inc., the second-largest, filed for bankruptcy, succumbing to billions of dollars of debt and competitive pressures from digital platforms.
The industry is trying to pretend that these networks are going down because of competition from the Internet, but they owe SO much money. According to the article, iHeart owes $15.5 BILLION dollars right now. That's like a squadron of B2 bombers.

The truth of the matter is that radio sucks so badly that no one is listening any more. I have not listened to a radio station in my car in seven years. I do not believe I am unique in this regard. People young and old are abandoning radio, even though it is FREE to listen, because it so awful they can't even give it away.

If there was a radio station like CFNY used to be back in the 1980's, I'd listen to it. I listen to Sirius instead, because while the music may not be the best ever, at least it doesn't actively enrage me and at least there's no commercials. If I never hear another ad for saw palmetto, it will be too soon.

The Phantom


Update: Welcome Instapundit readers and Sarah Hoyt's flying monkeys!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Conyers' accusers "all White."

I could never make this shit up. Really, the sheer gall is stunning.

A writer for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic tweeted that Clyburn invoked the name of Susan Smith, South Carolina's infamous child murderer, in his defense of Conyers.

"James Clyburn compared Conyers' accusers to the child murderer Susan Smith, who initially claimed a black man had abducted her kids. Clyburn said, these are all white women who've made these charges against Conyers," Robert Draper tweeted.

When asked if that comment was true, Draper said he verified it through two sources, adding "Clyburn has used the Susan Smith parallel more than once, to members & staffers."

You know its bad when a reporter for the NY Times is calling out a black DemocRat Congresscritter.

Usually they're smarter than that. Maybe the guy was drunk?

The Phantom

Today in Big DemPerv news...

Matt Lauer got fired from NBC, Chief News Editor David Sweeney got fired from NPR...

...but Al Franken and John Conyers are still in the US Senate, with Nancy Pelosi covering for them.

That's because this was never supposed to go farther than Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly, and the Dems don't actually care a good goddamn about women or their rights.They have no morals or principles, just tactics and a lust for power.

People should keep this in mind for the next election.

Also, just how fucked up is the big news media? There's a picture being built here of perversion on a huge scale, male AND female. Seriously, what woman worth a damn puts up with creepers grabbing her ass? And then KEEPS WORKING at the same company? For years? You've got to be kidding me, ladies.

The Phantom

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Salon: The case for Hillary 2020!

This is why Lenin called them "useful idiots":

Slow your roll there. Clinton's poll numbers aren't too good right now (OK, they're downright atrocious), but there are still four great reasons to consider choosing her as the Democratic nominee in 2020.

How f-ed would you have to be to take people like this seriously? I mean, come on.

The Amazed Phantom

Dems: SHUT UP #MeToo b1tchez!

Today we finally see the true reality behind #MeToo. Fine as long as its only being used on Republicans.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday urged "due process" before making conclusions about Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., following accusations of sexual harassment, saying the 27-term Congressman is "an icon" who has worked to protect women.

"We are strengthened by due process. Just because someone is accused - and was it one accusation? Is it two?" Pelosi said on "Meet The Press."

"John Conyers is an icon in our country. He has done a great deal to protect women - Violence Against Women Act, which the left - right-wing - is now quoting me as praising him for his work on that, and he did great work on that," she added. "But the fact is, as John reviews his case, which he knows, which I don't, I believe he will do the right thing."


Despite having just been subject to the Five Minute Hate against Judge Roy Moore, a Republican, in which EVERYBODY was screaming that "you have to believe the women!!!" today we see Nancy Fricking Pelosi utter those two forbidden words: "Due. Process."

We've just been through the firestorm of unrelenting hatred whose main goal was to deny due process and topple powerful men from their positions in Hollywood, the media and the government on the basis of allegation alone. Harvey Weinstein has yet to be found guilty of anything. They're working on it, but he's out of a job on allegations alone. Since the beginning of October there's been a parade of horndogs, all getting what's coming to them, and all on the Left. Even Saint Bill Clinton got tarred with the horndog brush, and that guy is made of solid teflon.

So today, the Dems finally ran back and hid behind Due Process. John Conyers is too important a man to be toppled mere allegations of horndogitude. I assume his connections all phoned the DemocRat National Committee and threatened to release an avalanche of skeletons and buried bodies if they don't give him cover. So now Saint Nancy is out there giving him cover.

Do I believe the allegations against John Conyers? Sure I do. He's a scummy politician and a Leftist. I'd be shocked if he -didn't- molest women. Same with Judge Roy Moore. Men go into that profession for power, and they use that power to get chicks. We all know that.

But #MeToo isn't about that. Its about women who have been too chickenshit to say anything their whole lives, finally standing up and saying "That guy raped me!" Which is good.

What's bad is, it was supposed to be directional.


It was supposed to seek and destroy Conservative politicians, Conservative cultural icons, Conservative businessmen. But the Lefties have been a protected species forever. They've been getting a free pass since John F. Kennedy had his very own staff of sex-kittens on the public payroll in the White House. (He did. Look it up, Lefties.) They've been grabbing asses and stealing kisses forever, raping and destroying women at will, and EVERYBODY KNEW that if a woman pointed a finger at one of them, she was done like a Christmas turkey. Stick a fork in her.

The Dems went back to the well one too many times. This time it was supposed to be a weapon to use against Trump and the Republicans, the very flamethrower of scorched-earth politics. But the wind shifted, and now the fire is finally burning the DemocRats instead. And just look at the sonsabitchez run for cover.

Its about time.

The Phantom


Friday, November 24, 2017

True presidential approval rating.

This is how you tell if the American public approves of the president.

Remington Outdoor, the second-largest U.S. gunmaker has suffered a "rapid" and "sharp" deterioration in sales and a similar drop in profits since January, and faces "continued softness in consumer demand for firearms," credit analysts at Standard & Poor's Global Ratings said in a report Friday.

A rapid and sharp deterioration in sales, you say?

A backlog of unsold, unwanted firearms will force Remington to operate at a loss and "pressure the company's sales and profitability at least through early 2018, resulting in insufficient cash flow for debt service and fixed charges," unless Remington gives up cash to pay for ongoing operations, S&P adds.

One might reasonably conclude from this that the American public is no longer panicking in fear that the government is going to come for them and stick them all in cattle cars. This is in stark contrast to the gun sales picture during the 8 years of the Obama Aristocracy, when gun sales were at a record, all-time high.

Word on the street is that the big crash in sales started in November 2016, with the election of Donald Trump.

Talk, as they say, is cheap. So you can listen to the continued ravings of the main stream media about the existential threat of Trump... or you can take a look at what people are spending their money on, and conclude the media is lying.

The Phantom

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Justice League vs. The Punisher

There's been some ruckus in the media lately regarding the new DC movie "Justice League" and the fact that it opened to a $97 million dollar first weekend box office. Ordinarily that wouldn't be so bad, but the thing cost almost $300 million bucks. Oops.

This is not a -terrible- movie. I saw it last night, and I did not feel I had been robbed of the ticket price. It was okay. Thor Ragnarok was better. Spiderman was better. Avengers was WAY better.

The problem with it was the same problem DC comics has in general, and DC comic movies always have: they don't respect the source material. The characters are not allowed any time to solve problems in the story, to show their individual nature. The things that work in the DC comics are not in the script or the characterizations. Instead the movie writers start from a blank page and put "their spin" on the iconic characters. That this does not work, ever, seems not to deter them from doing it every single time. See Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman

One other issue with the movie, is that the director spends quite a bit of time with up-skirt camera angles. Gal Gadot is a fine looking woman, but the views of her undercarriage were gratuitous, wildly out of place, and -detracted- from the portrayal of the character.

This last bit is key to understanding why modern Hollywood sucks, why these huge, megabudget movies keep crashing, and why it is a really bad idea to let guys like Harvey Weinstein work in your movie company. The highly accentuated up-the-kilt shot is a pr0nz-film standard. It doesn't belong in a movie kids are going to watch, and it doesn't belong in the portrayal of a heroic character. Wonder Woman is meant to be a virtuous paladin, protector of the realm. It does not help us see her that way when we keep seeing her ass taking up a full third of the screen.

So why is it there? Not by accident, for sure. These movies are planned in excruciating detail. There's a top level meeting on every single shot. They wanted that shot there, about 5 times in the first third of the movie if memory serves. I think they are perverts, and that is what -they- want to see. They think every other man in the world is a pervert too, and will also want to see that.

Sadly for them and their box-office, they are wrong. That's why Justice League is struggling. Too many of the creative decisions in the movie are wrong, because they're being made by calculating moral degenerates based on focus group data. By which I do not mean Christian, church-y morals necessarily. I just mean artistic integrity and the refusal to treat human beings like meat at a barbecue. The Wonder Woman movie was made with some integrity, as are the Marvel Avengers/Thor/etc. so we know it is possible.

Moving on to The Punisher, that series is another example of degeneracy and lack of integrity. With this thing, the error goes all the way back to the invention of the character in 1974. The Punisher character is a negative image of a super hero, an anti-Spiderman. The character does not add anything new to the comic book creation, merely takes what has previously been done and inverts it. It is a cannibalization of the creation, not an addition to it. Laziness, when you get right down to it.

The very creation of the character being a negative act, the TV show obviously follows in that path. Season One was very violent and grimdark, without much in the way of humor or humanity to it, but the writers and producers managed to make it watchable. I saw Season One and it was pretty much meh. Okay for TV, not great, not unwatchably bad.

This new season? This is a hipster propaganda film. Every single trope and issue that matters to the latte-sipping liberal Pajama Boy twinkies that infest New York City is here.

But worse, this is also psychological torture being performed on the viewer. Scenes of extreme violence are inter-cut with scenes of the character's family lives, with children playing, affectionate talks, etc.  As a technique for getting the viewer's attention it is very effective. Used once or twice for emphasis of a plot point or to underline characterization, it would be fine. Used as a hammer to pound the viewer in episode after episode, this is not fine.

Extreme violence, long loooong scenes of physical torture, soft core pr0nz sex scenes, this TV show is a beating, not an entertainment.

Worst of all, its boring. There's no point to any of it. I'm at episode nine, and I'm quitting now because I don't care a damn what happens to any of them.

Moral degenerates and sexual perverts do not make good art.

The Phantom

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Today's pervert roundup.

More DemocRat giants fall in the forest today.

John Conyers

Charlie Rose

Oliver Stone

And Al Franken gets a two-fer.

And previously we had four NEW accusers call out Bill Clinton.

Now, the thing to bear in mind is that we are not allowed to question these allegations. Under the new rules of engagement, we have to "believe the women." The allegation is the proof. Charlie Rose for example is off the air today, and his television co-hosts slagged him in their broadcast.

The arrogance of the institutional Left really is staggering. They've been using accusations of sexual impropriety to bring down Republicans since Regan was in office, and skating on their own massively perverted behavior the whole time. They must have felt invincible, able to perpetrate any outrage they desired and knowing they'd never be called to account.

That chicken grew really big while it was away. Now that it is home to roost, it may squash them all.

Wouldn't it be nice if the word "socialist" became synonymous with the word "pervert?" We should work on that.

The Phantom

Monday, November 20, 2017

SJWs: Its okay to hate nerds.

Yes, friends, it is now perfectly okay to hate the "neurodiverse" among us. Those freaks, geeks and weirdos who speak in a droning monotone, and know everything there is to know about the DEC TK-50 tape drive, which was loooong obsolete before they were born; yep, you can hate 'em.

The truth is you do anyway, because duuuude, so weird, right? But now you don't have to feel guilty about it.

Now, let me start off this article by emphasizing something: it's the author of this Guardian article, not James Damore himself, who makes the harmful suggestion that Damore's infamous Google memo and subsequent doubling-down are somehow caused by his autism. This is yet another example of the harmful ways that our culture writes about autistic people – and how damaging that narrative can be.

As it happens, the memo and the subsequent public statements by Mr. Damore are indeed "caused" by his autism. Mr. Damore seems like the kind of man that takes people at their word. When they say things that aren't true, or aren't correct, he notices. Where the autism comes in is that Mr. Damore can't let the error, or untruth, stand. He solves the puzzle.

This whole article is peppered with weird suggestions like this, suggestions which detract from an otherwise interesting piece. Lewis also quotes another former Google employee on the autism spectrum, who was "fired last year in the wake of a dispute with a female colleague" after previously being reprimanded when he "queried the use of non-binary pronouns during the [LGBT rights] meeting and bluntly questioned whether gender is on a spectrum." As a result, this employee "alleges his dismissal is explained by Google's failure to understand how autism causes him to talk or act in ways that others misinterpret."

Why is the only other person with autism mentioned in this article also someone who has a problem with women? Like, what is this supposed to tell me?

Well, Marykate, its supposed to tell you that you do not understand autism, and you do not understand Mr. Damore. At all. Hillariously, the author puts this trigger warning right at the start of the article:

[NB: I know that opinion is somewhat mixed about person-first versus identity-first language, and both sides feel very strongly; since I'm not autistic, I don't get to have an opinion on this, and I've therefore switched between the two here to try and acknowledge both.]

So here's the fine little SJW trying to have it both ways. Damore is an Alt-Right monster, but he's also a victim because Autism. So yes everything he said in his memo was evil sad and wrong, but blah blah blah what was I saying again? Oh yeah, Grrl Power!

Newsflash, men with autism are a fucking cultural cliche! They're NERDS. They are awkward, distant, they like weird shit that nobody else likes, they don't say the right thing, they're useless with women, they look and dress funny. Nerds.

One other thing about nerds that Ms. Jasper has skimmed over. Guys like Damore? They know EVERYTHING. Because the single social refuge of the awkward dork is expertise. They are -right.- Being right is a coping mechanism for dealing with a world filled with assholes. Because when you are right, you're right. Two times two is four because its FOUR, by God, and the autistic fricking computer nerd that started hacking his TI-85 calculator when he was like eight, he is not going to sit still and be quiet when some fool says otherwise.He's going to tell you two times two is four. He'll tell you alot. You'll have to fire his ass to shut him up.

James Damore did not get fired for being -wrong.- He's not wrong. There's nothing in that memo which is factually incorrect. He got fired for being politically inconvenient. He was fired for mentioning truths which management had deemed would best be left unsaid, but lacked the courage to forbid. He got fired for being what he is: a problem solving math nerd that knows everything.

says its okay. Hate the nerds. Unless you need one to reprogram your phone. Then you should pretend to like them until the phone is fixed.

The Phantom
 

Friday, November 17, 2017

SJWs: hands off Franken!

SJW nitwit makes the case for leaving Al "The Groper" Franken in his senate seat.

As a feminist and the author of a book on rape culture, I could reasonably be expected to lead the calls for Al Franken to step down, following allegations that he forced his tongue down a woman's throat, accompanied by a photo of him grinning as he moves in to grope her breasts while she sleeps. It's disgusting. He treated a sleeping woman as a comedy prop, no more human than the contents of Carrot Top's trunk, and I firmly believe he should suffer social and professional consequences for it.

But I don't believe resigning from his position is the only possible consequence, or the one that's best for American women.

Cynics on both the right and left will presume I am passing by this particular steam tray on 2017's smorgasbord of feminist outrage because Franken is a Democrat, and so am I. (I was even his proud constituent for two years.) In the most superficial sense, this is true. But it's meaningless to say it's because I am a Democrat without asking why I am a Democrat. If you understand what it means to be a Democrat today — that is, why it makes sense to vote blue over red in this highly polarized political environment — you can understand why it might not make the most sense to demand Franken's resignation, effective immediately.


She wants him to say sorry and go on a listening tour. She even says exactly why:

In other words, if we set this precedent in the interest of demonstrating our party's solidarity with harassed and abused women, we're only going to drain the swamp of people who, however flawed, still regularly vote to protect women's rights and freedoms. The legislative branch will remain chockablock with old, white Republican men who regard women chiefly as sex objects and unpaid housekeepers, and we'll show them how staunchly Democrats oppose their misogynistic attitudes by handing them more power.

Long story short, women need to shut up and take one for the team if their attacker/groper/molester/harasser is a Democrat. Because they may be perverts, but they're on our team.

This brings up something mentioned in the comments of the last post. All of this sudden uproar of the "sudden" discovery of 30 and 40 year old sexual assault is essentially political, and it takes place in the context of the ongoing Lefty protection of serial rapist Bill Clinton. Say what you like about Donald Trump, he's kissing and grabbing willing participants. He's not leaving his "traces" on the blue dress belonging to the office intern. Or if he is, none of them are coming forward about it despite the one year anniversary of the Universal Media Meltdown.

The truth about DemocRats like SJW nitwit Leeann Tweeden being groped. They care how Leeann Tweeden being groped affects their headcount in the US Senate. If they thought it was to their advantage, they would chuck
Leeann Tweeden under the bus tomorrow morning.

Bottom line, it is okay to regard women chiefly as sex objects and unpaid housekeepers, as long as you are on the Left.

The Phantom

The Flopatron Files Take 4. Because the stupid never stops.


Today, Al Franken got outed as an alleged molester. This is a problem for the Left, because if Franken steps down, the US Senate es even more deeply in Republican hands.

CamelFlop seems to have taken this to heart.

That somebody might be likeable, be effective or have admirable politics shouldn’t change what is or isn’t acceptable behaviour. There is a different conversation about reform and change and forgiveness that could be had at a different time but now isn’t that time.
Floppy does call for Franken to resign, but just can't help himself and praises the man as having "admirable politics." Because for Floppy, politics trumps all. It's forgivable to be a woman molester, if you have admirable politics.

My comment earlier was that I wanted to know who was the greater liar, Franken or Roy Moore. Floppy of course didn't post that, it's inconvenient to his narrative.

This evening some new scandal has come to light, so I thought I'd rub Floppy's nose in it a bit.

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/16/564629232/chairman-steps-down-as-npr-grapples-with-harassment-crisis
Uh oh, a bunch of skeletons fell out of the closet at NPR today, Camestros. That would be National Public Radio, the glowing pink with socialist goodness American radio network. Riddled with perverts. So surprising!

Meanwhile, all your friends and fellow travelers are starting to suggest all these women shut up and take one for the team. Like they did before. Because the -truth- is that Leftists do not give a single shit about women's rights or women's safety. And you can tell by the number of super duper prominent Lefties getting outed with decades long track records. Al Fucking Franken, Camestros.

I don't think Republicans give a shit either, but they at least don't pretend to.

You remember a couple days ago when I suggested that women have to look after themselves? Are you beginning to understand why I said that?

This comment will be up at my blog, by the way, due to the continuing retardation you're exhibiting with deleting comments. You should probably make a decision on the banning issue. Until you do, I'm going to continue enjoying dropping these inconvenient truths into your inbox.

Al Franken, Camestros! Bwahahaaaa! Tell me again how bad Trump is. Go on. You know you want to.
I'll keep doing these comments this way until he either bans me or starts posting the comments like a normal human being.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The future of retail or the end?

The robot store. They don't sell robots. They sell snacks. The store is a robot.

For the past year,  Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle. The idea is to let consumers walk in, pick up items and then pay for them without ever standing in line at a cashier. Amazon is vague on the mechanics, but the store relies on a mobile app and some of the same sensing technology that powers self-driving cars to figure out who is buying what.

Employees have tried to fool the technology. One day, three enterprising Amazonians donned bright yellow Pikachu costumes and cruised around grabbing sandwiches, drinks and snacks. The algorithms nailed it, according to a person familiar with the situation, correctly identifying the employees and charging their Amazon accounts, even though they were obscured behind yellow polyester.

Look for this type of thing to pop up first in high-end fashionable neighborhoods, as a novelty gimmick. Look for it to end up becoming the standard in ghettos where being a cashier is as dangerous as being the bomb disposal guy.

Also look for supermarkets to fire all their workers. And McDonalds. Definitely McDonalds is going to fire -everybody-.

Welcome to the brave new world, where Siri asks you if you'd like fries with that. Now might be a good time to snip all your credit cards, shitcan your smart phone, and do everything in cash. Maybe take up wearing a full-coverage motorcycle helmet to foil the facial recognition cameras. I can see that becoming fashionable.

I can also see personal service and a human attendant becoming a luxury perk. They'd be like Geisha. No sex, you pay them to pretend they are interested in you. Like a Tokyo host club. How sad is that?

Personally, I don't think the robot store thing will sell, long term. But we shall see.

The Phantom

Irony: Huffpoo is toxic to women.

In an irony so ironic that it could kill a hipster at 40 yards, we have this headline at Gizmodo:

Arianna Huffington Ignored Sexual Misconduct at The Huffington Post

The article goes on to detail Ms. Hufflepuff's essential abandonment of the other bitchez in her companies to the un-tender attentions of "brilliant jerks."

In May of 2014, Huffington sent a laudatory memo to her then staff at the Huffington Post about the promotion of one of her most trusted lieutenants Jimmy Soni, the then-managing editor at the Huffington Post and widely seen as her favorite among the editorial leadership team. Huffington announced to her employees that Soni would be leaving to launch HuffPost India in New Delhi, a surprising move since he had been promoted to managing editor in January 2012 with no direct background in editorial and after serving as Huffington's chief of staff for just nine months.

Not publicly known at that time was why Soni was suddenly being sent abroad and away from the newsroom. A few months later Gawker revealed that the transfer was likely the result of an HR investigation into whether Soni was sexually harassing young women while he oversaw the newsroom.

Given Huffington's new role as Uber's toxic culture clean-up consultant, Gizmodo spoke with nine Huffington Post employees, current and former, who spoke under the condition of anonymity because they continue to work in media and fear retaliation from Huffington. A former employee with direct knowledge of the investigation not only independently confirmed that the investigation was indeed the reason for Soni's transfer, but that Huffington "100 percent knew" about Soni's actions before they were reported to HR. Another employee in a senior leadership role at that time also confirmed Huffington's direct knowledge of Soni's harassing behavior before she sent out the memo, in which Huffington called it a "dream of Jimmy's, as both his parents were born and raised there." Huffington also noted in the memo that it was great for the company that Soni would be the one spearheading such a significant launch.

Gizmodo has also independently confirmed just what Huffington would likely have known regarding Soni's reputation in the newsroom and the ensuing allegations against him. Soni selected the individuals for HuffPost's Editorial Fellows program, and reportedly saw this program as a way to find a romantic partner. According to Gawker, when an editor reportedly pointed out to Soni that the group of fellows was predominantly white, blonde women, Soni reportedly responded in a semi-joking manner, "Yeah, I'm using it to find myself a wife."

This is all down to one guy fishing off the company pier, stupidly. He used his position as head of the internship program to solicit women. One of them even fell for it, it says in the story. 18 years old, it says. So, wow.

On the one hand, there's no accusations of violence or forcible assault. But on the other hand, there is evidence of coercion, using power of employment for leverage. This is the kind of thing where your daughter is getting pressure from middle management to "go out for drinks." The usual bullshit, in other words, that the media claims you find in every Fortune 500 office.

In the old days Dad would drop by the office for a quiet word with Mr. Middle Management, and that would be that. These days of course, Dad is very often nowhere to be found, and daughter is On Her Own. Divorce rates, right? Actions have consequences. This is one of them, lots of 18 year old girls with no adult backup. Out there and left to sink or swim. Yummy shark snacks.

The company is supposed to take care of things like this, particularly the Holy HuffandPuff Post, where "FEMINISM!!!!" is practically their mast head. Hufflepuff Post runs stories bemoaning Toxic Masculinity every day. They are SJW Central. They are steeped in the SJW juices. So if there was ever a place where this should not be happening, HuffPoo is it.

But there it is. A textbook case of managerial impropriety. Odious behavior of the lowest kind, short of physical assault.

And that is why I always say preventing sexual assault and sexual predation in the workplace is down to Personal Responsibility. It really is down to you girls to deal with it. And that is not because you should have to deal with it yourself. Somebody has a whole fricking job doing it. There's a whole fricking HR department getting paid for this, for God's sake. They are supposed to do it.

But, they don't. The reasons why they don't are many, various and complex, but the end result is simple. Y'all are stuck doing it yourself.

Life is hard. Wear a cup.

The Phantom

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Remember, Diversity is strength!

Yes, diversity is strength, all cultures are equally valid, and only Whites can be racist. Yep, that's it. And the USA is the source of all eeevile in the world.

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.

Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings.
One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants.
He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of "big strong boys for farm work," according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera.

So, it seems that nothing ever really changes in some parts of the Big Diversity Quilt. Black Africans are for sale in Libya, and most likely lots of other places in the Arab world.

And somehow, some way, this is the White Man's fault. Because all cultures are equally valid, you know. Except ours. We are the bad ones.

The Phantom

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Flopatron Files, Take 3.

This comment at the camel's balls blog is so special, it needs its own post.

Aaron
Allegations of actual wrongdoing don’t usually follow a convenient timeline like that.

Yes, they do. When one comes to political prominence, the skeleton’s of one’s past come into the light. This happens a lot.

That’s the difference between a Conservative and a Liberal, Bonnie. We don’t cover for perverts.

You should tell your fellow conservatives. They have been rallying around Moore like he’s a hero for the last few days.
Weinstein – fired from his own company.
Spacey – dropped from his show, removed from a movie at the last minute.
Louis CK – had his show cancelled.
Moore – Lauded by conservatives, defended by Hannity, his relations with children compared to Joseph and Mary.
Sure, it’s liberals who cover for perverts.

I assure you that any of the women I spend time with would leave the likes of Harvey W leaking on the carpet of his hotel room.

You’re deluded. Any woman who did that would almost certainly end up spending most of her life in prison. Or dead, when he took their weapon from them and killed them instead.

Does it bother you to be wrong about everything? I mean, I’ve seen you posting for a couple of years now, and you have been comprehensively wrong about pretty much everything you have ever offered and opinion on. I really have to question why Camestros lets you out of the spam filter, since you offer nothing but inane drivel to any discussion.

Aaron is that special kind of stupid that just begs for a beating.

Let's start with Roy Moore.

When one comes to political prominence, the skeleton’s of one’s past come into the light.

Roy Moore has been a prominent politician in the USA for a long time. People only -now- hear about these -really old- allegations? I smell flounder. But, like I've said two different times now, go at the guy. See if there's anything there. If there is, kick his ass

You should tell your fellow conservatives. They have been rallying around Moore like he’s a hero for the last few days.

I'm sorry I forgot to mention it when Sean Hannity called  me to get his instructions for the week, Aaron. My bad. I'll get right on that.

 Now there's Aaron's list of pervs:

Weinstein, Spacey, Louis CK, Roy Moore.  Sure, it’s liberals who cover for perverts.

First of all, that's three Lefties to one Republican. Good going, Aaron. Way to math there.

Second, these three are guys who have been using their power and position in Hollywood to cover their constant, on-going, habitual abuse for many, many years. Thirty years in Weinstein's case. Dozens of victims, all covered up by the New York Times no less. Since the 1980's. Weinstein particularly was utterly untouchable until October this year. October last year, everybody swore he was a great guy. Big Hillary donor. Red carpet Oscar guy. Covered for by every Lefty rag and TV outlet in the world.

Third, do you want to talk about Bill Clinton yet?

Fourth, the three Lefties have admitted what they did. Moore maintains his innocence. That doesn't mean he -is- innocent of course, but we do know that the other three are certainly guilty. With Moore, we don't know yet. But that doesn't matter to Aaron, because "innocent until proven guilty" does not apply to sexual assault. Or Republicans. Or something, I guess.

This last one I find disturbingly typical of Aaron in particular and Lefty men in general.

Phantom: I assure you that any of the women I spend time with would leave the likes of Harvey W leaking on the carpet of his hotel room.

Aaron: You’re deluded. Any woman who did that would almost certainly end up spending most of her life in prison. Or dead, when he took their weapon from them and killed them instead.

In Aaron's world, women are weak, frail, useless little fluffballs who can't fend off a short, fat, out of shape troll like Harvey.

Furthermore if they lifted a finger to defend themselves from a sexual assault, and we are talking actual penetrative rape here, not harsh language, little frail fluffball would go to prison for "most of her life."

Women, according to Aaron, are so comprehensively useless that flabby, wheezy fat guy would most assuredly take their weapon from them and kill them with it. I am deluded to think that any armed woman could successfully fend off an unwanted sexual advance, assault or rape attempt. The idea is utterly ridiculous.

Wow.

So Aaron, how do you feel about women in the military?

The new trans: transracial.

A new bag of stupid to open every damn day. When gay is passe, and trans-sexual is yesterdays news, and the pink girlie hair is no longer working for you because EVERYBODY has pink girlie hair, you've got to up your game.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Riding in a flamboyant purple vehicle, Ja Du shows up to a coffee shop to open up about his new identity.

Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino. Turns out the purple ride he drives around in is called a Tuk Tuk, an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines he says.

Ja Du is part of a small, but growing community of people who considers themselves transracial. It refers to someone born one race, but identifies with another.

Somebody call Rachel Dolezal. This guy is appropriating her schtick.

Even if this turns out to be bullshit, it is being reported as a real thing in a real newspaper and on a real TV station. Somebody wants you thinking this is a real thing. The question that is bothering me, who is it and why do they want that? Because they seem to be able to get stories like this in the US media virtually at will.

The Phantom

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Flopatron Files, take 2

The other post is getting very long, so here's another.

Comments at the camel's balls blog:

KR
I suspect that the spooky spam-trap resident would be surprised at what the women he hangs around with have experienced, in fact. It may not be all men doing it, but for sure it has happened to all women in ways big and small. It’s exhausting and circumscribes one’s life and professional opportunities when one has to weigh the risks of going somewhere and participating vs remaining safe.
I first became aware of the violent threats from men when I was seven years old and there was a serial killer in my town taking little girls.
When I was ten, my mother had me accompany her on an errand to drop something off at the house of a family friend because the dude used to corner her and she was afraid to be alone with him.
In high school, the girl who had the locker next to me was raped at a party (I wasn’t allowed to go to parties). Everyone was talking about it on Monday. She dropped out of school within the month and I never saw her again.
In university, I came close to being raped while listening to records with a guy friend at four o’clock in the afternoon. The door to his room was open and his parents were home.
There was a creepy dude who used to sit on a stone wall just off campus – because he was barred from the grounds – and he’d leer and say things to the women/girls walking by. It was intimidating when all you trying to do was get from class to the bus stop minding your own business.
I’ve seen at least three guys masturbating on buses while staring straight at me.
I went on a first date with a fancy symphony player to some charity thing. At one point in the evening, I was having a dance with one of the 70+ year old patrons and this dude came over, red in the face and got between us and asked me what the hell I thought I was doing dancing with someone else when I was there with him. He grabbed me by my arm hard enough to leave a bruise and dragged me off the dance floor. For some months afterward, he used to show up at my window, pacing back and forth and banging on it.
More than once, on a subway, I have been groped or pushed up against by a guy with an erection. Couldn’t do anything because I couldn’t tell who it was.
I was sitting in a laundromat once, minding my business, doing classwork while clothes were in the dryer. Some 50+ year old dude felt entitled to leave the street, walk through the whole place to the back of the laundry and tell me that I was a slut for having my legs up on the bench and flashing my “cunt” to the world. He said I should be glad he was a gentleman and not going to take what I was “advertising” but that not everyone was a nice as he was. I was wearing baggy pants and a sweatshirt
I was out for a nice walk with my cousin and all of a sudden a group of guys set upon us, and chased us right off a retaining wall with a 4 foot drop. For some reason, they went away, but if they hadn’t, well….. not much we could have done.
I was in an undisclosed European country once, sitting on a bench having lunch, and an 80+ year old gentleman sat down beside me and started chatting. I made pleasant small talk, but then without warning he lunged at me, grabbed my breast and slobbered all over my face.
I was with a tour group enjoying the sunrise over the Sahara when a bedouin camel driver kept inching toward me and put his hand up my skirt before I could slap it away. There were people sitting on either side of us. No one said or did anything.
I was in an undisclosed foreign country enjoying a tourist show and barbeque. The cowboy doing the horse tricks later came by, scooped me up under his arm, rode off into a field where no one could see us and started kissing me. I screamed until he took me back to the group. He said it was “part of the show.”
I was in a movie once and a guy sitting next to me put his hand on my knee and started moving it upward. I couldn’t change seats because it was full so I left the theater. Didn’t get to see the movie.
I was at a conference once and met a prominent guy in my profession. He showed up at the lobby of my hotel with a present for me and wanted to go out. I declined and didn’t come down. He continued to ring upstairs every ten minutes for the next two hours. I became trapped in my room because I was too scared to leave.
There are many more stories like this but you get the idea.
From this, I suspect the KR has not been paying any attention at all to what I've been writing.

To recap her comment: she recounts a large number of sexual assaults and creepy encounters. Because I like to learn from other people's mistakes and not my own, what have we learned here?

1. People who seem normal sometimes aren't, and that can be dangerous.
2. Women alone are often targets for creeps, weirdos and assholes.
3. A group of strangers may not lift a finger to help you.

Dear KR, yes, I know. This is not a surprise to me. I've heard worse. Actually I've seen worse. I saw a guy get his throat cut one time. That sucked.

Shit happens. If you are not quite careful, it happens to you. I plan for this shit. I don't go places and I don't do things where I know shit like this happens.

What's your plan for when shit happens to you next time?

Here's another list, from Cora.

Cora
Yes, this. Every woman has stories like these. Quite often, the harrassment occurred in plain sight, in front of teachers, parents, random bus or tram passengers, etc… Hardly any of them intervened.

As for physical resistance, when I was in 5th grade, a boy who was a year older than me harrassed me all the time. He wasn’t the only one who did this, many of the boys were harrassing girls, some girls were harrassing boys, at least one girl was harrassing other girls. Most of the teachers ignored this, even when girls were groped in class in front of them. The principal would do something, if the issue came to his attention. But most of the time, he didn’t know what was going on.
One day, I’d had enough of this boy who’d been harrassing me all the time for months at this point, so I kicked him in the shinbone. A teacher chanced to walk by and guess who got a lecture about how kicking other kids is wrong? Me. And yes, I told the teacher (a leftist long-haired peace activist BTW) that the boy had been harrassing me for months and that I only kicked him to make him stop.

That was the most horrible school I ever attended, because sexual harrassment ran absolutely rampant there. The kids involved were ten to twelve years old BTW. And mind you, I’m not blaming any of the kids for the harrassment, because at ten or twelve, they didn’t know any better. But I blame the parents who never taught them that harrassing others is wrong and I blame the teachers who didn’t intervene. Nor do I want to see the kids who harrassed others punished (which is what the principal did, when a case came to his attention). But the teachers could have tried explaining the concept of consent to the kids (which is what I did years later, when I was a teacher myself) and why it’s not okay to touch someone without their permission.

 So, what have we learned?

1. Authority figures will not help you. They are either clueless, powerless, or they don't give a rat's ass what happens. Or all three, at once.
2. When you defend yourself, you get in trouble with the System.
3. Lots of random people want a piece of you. You look delicious. Like a snack.

Dear Cora, yes, I know. If I might say so, you got off easy compared to the shit-show my school life was. I've got actual scars.

Two words I have for you: Home. Schooling. Or you can subject your kid to the same nightmare you went through, times twelve, because schools are a lot worse now than they used to be. I have in-depth knowledge. Home schooling. You have been warned.

What is your plan for when the person in authority is the one trying to take a bite of you? Do you even have a plan?

Hollywood rape roundup!

Today a roundup, because there's getting to be too many to post by themselves.

https://www.thewrap.com/david-guillod-rape-covered-blood-atomic-blonde-producer-jessica-barth/

Three more women have come forward to say Hollywood manager and "Atomic Blonde" producer David Guillod raped them, including an assistant at his former management company who said he took her from her bed at a 2014 company retreat and raped her.

The other two women said he drugged and raped them at his home in 2015 — and that they woke up covered in blood.

Guillod denies all of the accusations. The new accusers, who do not wish to be identified, join "Ted" actress Jessica Barth, whose public accusation that Guillod drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2012 sparked his recent resignation from Primary Wave Entertainment, his management company.

 http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/richard-dreyfuss-accused-of-exposing-himself-to-woman.html

But as Los Angeles–based writer Jessica Teich read the elder Dreyfuss's tweet, she grew "bothered," she says. "When I read about his support for his son, which I would never question, I remember thinking, But wait a minute, this guy harassed me for months," Teich told me in an interview.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-takei-accused-sexually-assaulting-model-1981-1056698

The 'Star Trek' icon denies a claim by Scott R. Brunton, who says he was groped at the actor's Los Angeles condo.

A former model and actor is accusing Star Trek icon George Takei of sexual assault in 1981. The accuser, Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Takei took advantage of him when he was most vulnerable.

A decade late and a dollar short, the New York Times has a list. Yay. There's 20 so far.

https://www.polygon.com/comics/2017/11/10/16635592/dc-comics-eddie-berganza-sexual-misconduct-report

Five women have come forward to speak publicly about incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct they experienced at DC Comics from one of its top editors for the first time, in a Buzzfeed report published today.

That editor is Eddie Berganza, the group editor of the Superman office, who has been working at DC for over two decades and is currently overseeing Dark Knights Metal, DC's bestselling crossover.

Former female DC staffers described incidents with Berganza to Buzzfeed, from inappropriate comments to groping and unwanted kissing. Five female employees filed a group HR report on his behavior in 2010, motivated by the news that he was in the running for the position of executive editor. Those five women told Buzzfeed that they were assured that measures would be taken, but Berganza was still promoted to executive editor.

I like this one the best, since DC Comics is one of the companies suffering the most from rampant SJW destruction. Since the 1990's DC has been degrading their brand with politically correct, feminist horseshit, and for the same length of time this Berganza guy is alleged to be annoying the wimminfolk. Connection? Could be!


 http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/warner-bros-sexual-harassment-andrew-kreisberg-1202612522/

Warner Bros. TV Group has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Andrew Kreisberg, an executive producer on the CW shows "Arrow," "Supergirl," "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," Variety has learned. Kreisberg, who has been suspended by the studio, has engaged in a pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years, according to 15 women and four men who have worked with him.

I like this part here:

None of the sources Variety spoke to reported Kreisberg to Warner Bros. human resources, on the assumption that they would pay a price for that, given how important his position was at the company. "Going to HR never crossed my mind, because it seems like nothing's been enforced," one woman says. But as word spread of this story, human resources began interviewing the women on his staff.

This is another great one, because of course the CW DC Comics stuff is unwatchable PC crap. Meanwhile this guy Kreisberg is alleged to be all over the help, all the time, every day, and the women don't even consider going to lodge a Human Resources complaint. But as soon as there's a news story coming, suddenly HR is out there doing interviews. Klassy!


More SJW wankery.

It seems that a certain camel flop has been playing stupid games with deleting most comments from me, and them making entire posts from them. Because he saves them from his spam filter, then releases them out of context to bolster whatever retardation he is pursuing that day.

So today, there's a big long lot of his blather here.

In his comments, one person asked me a direct question. For the record, as it were, here's the question and my answer in context.
(Camestros, if Phantom responds to my question, I'd appreciate it if you'd let him out of the spam filter. But I have a sneaking suspicion he won't.)
So, Phantom, now that we're talking about all the lefty offenders like you wanted us to, I have a question for you. What about the Roy Moore blowup? What do you think about all the Republicans, and the people on Fox News (Sean Hannity et al.) that are rallying around him?
Bonnie McDaniel

My response:

"What about the Roy Moore blowup?"

I have a question about Roy Moore, and the allegations. The question is, why are we hearing these allegations -now- at the end of an election campaign, when it looks like Roy Moore might win? The timing seems very convenient, is all I'm saying. Reminiscent of Clarence Thomas. Allegations of actual wrongdoing don't usually follow a convenient timeline like that.

Beyond that, I have no issue with the allegations. Go get him. If he's bent, I'm thrilled to see him fall. That's the difference between a Conservative and a Liberal, Bonnie. We don't cover for perverts.

The number of perverts in the American Media Left is staggering, and y'all Wimmin of the Left have been COVERING for them all this time. To help The Cause I guess. You should probably stop.

As you may know from my blog, my opinion of assaults is that they are best dealt with by the intended victim at the time of the assault. I have organized my life around that principle. I see no reason why women should not or cannot do the same. That the SJW fruitbat wing of feminism considers this "victim blaming" is one more reason to despise SJWs. I assure you that any of the women I spend time with would leave the likes of Harvey W leaking on the carpet of his hotel room. Because they have the means, the training and the moral fortitude to do so.

This will be posted at my blog, Camestros. You can fuck around playing spam filter if you like.

It expands into the past from there, but that should do for now.

Here's another comment worth looking at:

Cora
Camestros is not obliged to blog about anything. And like Mark said, this case is pretty new. Other new cases include an editor at DC Comics, Andrew Kreisberg, producer of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, and a British actor named Ed Westwick, where rape allegations caused the BBC to stop production on what was supposed to be a prestige Agatha Christie adaptation for Christmas. Camestros did not mention those either, maybe because things are happening simply too quickly at the moment.
And besides, Camestros and many commenters explicity pointed out that sexual harrassment happens on all sides of the political spectrum and specifically mentioned a case involving a prominent Labour Party politician in the UK and an older case involving harrassment at an atheist conference.
I disagree. This avalanche of Lefty sexual misconduct is a dam that has finally burst after more that 50 years of silence. This is not an "everybody does it" situation. This is a "Lefties got a free pass for 50 years" situation. John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were the earliest beneficiaries of the Code of Lefty Silence, Alfred Hitchcock was another oldie.

Fast forward to now, we've got the heavily SJW company DC Comics harboring an alleged perv, the heavily Leftist SJW movie company doing DC Comics properties is RUN by an alleged perv, the BBC is riddled with the bastards, and of course there's the Labour Party and the US DemocRat Party where perverts and molesters run the whole thing. See Bill Clinton for further elucidation.

Meanwhile, Camelbrain Flopatron is playing fuckaround with his spam filter. Probably because the truth hurts when you know you're guilty. Sucks to be you today, Floppy.

The Phantom

Camel update: Due to Mr. Floppy's assinine wankery with the comments, I will be posting things here.

Bonnie McDaniel responds!
Bonnie McDaniel
Oh, for fuck’s sake. Pardon the profanity, Camestros, but this is a sterling example of why Phantom needs to remain in the spam filter. However, I would like to post something here, and then I’ll leave it be. (Or, if you don’t want to publish this, that’s fine. I’m sure you’re getting tired of this jackass, too.)
Phantom, if you have any question about why the allegations are surfacing now, then you’re not paying attention. (Which we know we don’t, as you want to force everything into your own distorted little timeline, which has nothing to do with reality.) As I understand it, the reporters for the Washington Post, upon hearing the rumors in Alabama, sought out each of these women and interviewed them. Only after repeated interviews did they agree to go on the record and reveal their names. The original story also included 30 other corroborating sources, which are evidently needed nowadays in the face of people like you. As far as the timing, would you rather this be swept under the rug, and this pervert actually get elected to the Senate? (Which he very well might anyway. This is Alabama, after all.)
As far as the rest of your idiotic comment, I take GREAT issue with this statement. I’ve been pondering over this for a while, and I finally know just what is wrong with your entire attitude towards this.
“As you may know from my blog, my opinion of assaults is that they are best dealt with by the intended victim at the time of the assault. I have organized my life around that principle. I see no reason why women should not or cannot do the same.”
This is just straight-up bullshit. While I’m very happy that you, Mr. Macho Man of the Martial Arts, can take out anybody who tries to molest you (really! you go! and hope your opponent isn’t some Very Important Person who can get you arrested, and maybe even sent to jail, or ruined financially, by a crooked cop and/or a crooked district attorney!) NOT EVERYONE CAN OR SHOULD DO THIS. It is INFURIATING, and COMPLETELY out of bounds, for you to insist that just because YOU did it, everyone can. This is simply NOT TRUE, and you have NO BUSINESS trying to make everyone follow in your footsteps.
Instead, it’s far better to CHANGE THE CULTURE around sexual harassment. We have a sterling example of how to do this: MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers). It is NO LONGER socially acceptable to drive while drunk. People are encouraged–nay, expected–to take intoxicated drivers’ keys away from them, and bar owners are sued up the wazoo–and lose those suits–when they continue to serve obviously drunk people. Designated drivers are part of the culture now. AS THEY SHOULD BE. Even when it comes to domestic violence, though we still have a long ways to go, at least husbands can no longer legally beat their wives, and it’s no longer acceptable to say, “It’s a family matter.” Because it bloody well ISN’T. It’s a SOCIETAL matter, which means you and me, all of us, are responsible for watching out for other people, and many professionals are required to report suspected physical or sexual abuse.
We can do the same thing as regards sexual harassment. Indeed, I hope what’s happening now is the beginning of this dam breaking. Let’s just suppose that the culture is changing and will change to the point where everyone, man or woman, is encouraged to promptly report all incidents; where such reports are taken seriously, believed and investigated; and perpetrators know that if they’re caught, their balls (or ovaries) will be nailed to the wall, their asses will be fired, and they will SUFFER CONSEQUENCES. THIS IS THE CULTURE WE NEED. This is the culture we DID NOT HAVE at the time that most of these incidents happened. And guess what, Phantom? In such a culture, it is not NECESSARY for anyone to have to learn martial arts (though if you still want to, go for it) or carry a gun all the damn time. It is not NECESSARY to have to deal with your molester yourself, and force yourself to do something you may not be physically or emotionally equipped to do, and possibly further traumatize yourself in the process, because justice will be done.
Sorry for the capslock and the length, folks. But I’ve been wanting to get this out in the open for a while, because Phantom is completely, utterly WRONG about this. Thanks for indulging me.
Looks like I pissed her off. Good. Now she's thinking for a change.

First, the Roy Moore thing. This is a politically motivated DemocRat media fishing expedition. Even assuming Moore is completely guilty, nobody is fool enough to think any of this is being done -now- to protect the original victims or get justice for them. This is all about denying Moore an election. It is dirty politics, and it stinks of fish.

Aside from that, if Moore did something bad to those women, I'm very happy to see him go down for it, and I said that before. If he goes down from a dirty, politically motivated hit job, and he's guilty, I'm still good with it.

My question is, what does Bonnie want to do with the false accusers if it turns out this whole thing is bullshit and it costs Moore the election? Wild guess, a hearty "Well done!" and a pat on the back.

Second, the culture thing. This seems to have made poor old Bonnie really lose her shit.

Bonnie said: "It is INFURIATING, and COMPLETELY out of bounds, for you to insist that just because YOU did it, everyone can. This is simply NOT TRUE, and you have NO BUSINESS trying to make everyone follow in your footsteps."

 I'm not trying to make anybody do anything. I'm doing things for myself. Rather, Bonnie, I do believe it is -you- who are trying to make people do things. But let's talk about changing cultures a moment, shall we?

"Instead, it’s far better to CHANGE THE CULTURE around sexual harassment."

There is no situation and no place in Western Civilization where it is legally or morally permissible to sexually harass a female, a co-worker, or a child. Just the accusation is a career-ending event for most. That is the current cultural environment that these molestations are occurring in, Bonnie. They're still doing it.

"It is NO LONGER socially acceptable to drive while drunk."

Good example. Thirty year long advertising campaign, huge social stigma, massive government penalties, extensive enforcement campaign. People still dive drunk. Drunk drivers kill people every fucking week. I used to see their victims in PT clinic all the time. I told them to drive a bigger car, or next time they might die.

That's "victim blaming." Bad Phantom!

But Bonnie, why did I tell them to get a bigger car? Because everybody I met who had been hit in a small car was smashed to shit, while the ones driving big cars had fewer, less serious injuries. I know of one case where a person was hit by three different idiots in three different rear-end collisions. Each time in a massive 1970s Cadillac. Because after every accident where some schmuck rear-ended my patient, the patient's dad would buy them another huge old Cadillac. Total damage after three high-speed collisions? Minor neck strain.

Victim blaming works.

"And guess what, Phantom? In such a culture, it is not NECESSARY for anyone to have to learn martial arts (though if you still want to, go for it) or carry a gun all the damn time. It is not NECESSARY to have to deal with your molester yourself, and force yourself to do something you may not be physically or emotionally equipped to do, and possibly further traumatize yourself in the process, because justice will be done."

Wow. Big finish. If only we can get the right laws passed, then the police will be there and everything will be okay. Because MADD ended drunk driving. So Mothers Against Sexual Harassment will be able to end that too. MASH for the win!

Personally, I drive the biggest thing they make because I know damn well that I see drunks on the road all the time. I see them in the country, I see them in the city. I see them on side-roads and on the super highway. I arrange my vehicle and my driving style to minimize my risks of being killed by one of them, because they are out there.

When I was young, being a homosexual was illegal. Soliciting young men in public was guaranteed jail time. I got solicited all over the place. I was very clear that nobody was going to come and help me. Nobody else was there, for one thing. People don't do this shit in front of witnesses. It's illegal, right?

Therefore I arrange my wardrobe, accoutrements, and the places I visit to minimize my risk. This is inconvenient and annoying, but much better than being set-upon, beaten, robbed and possibly killed. These things do happen to old fat guys like me. All the time. Even in Canada. Shit happens.

But, so far anyway, it does not happen to me. Because I make damn sure not to be where the shit is going down. That's what you actually learn in Martial Arts, Bonnie. Violence is almost always useless. Weapons are almost always dead weight. You learn to plan for the worst, and avoid it.

Don't wear slippery leather shoes.
Don't catch the attention of cops.
Don't go after powerful, important men.
Don't strike at the wrong time. Wait for the right time.

The problem, as I see it, is that Bonnie wants somebody else to take care of this for her. She doesn't want to live in a world where she has to look after herself.

Sorry to break it to you Bonnie, but you are the one that is going to take care of you. Sadly, it is necessary for you to deal with your molester, yourself, right then. Just the same as I have to deal with every drunk asshole on the QEW at night on the drive home. Sucks, but that's the way it is.

So, if you don't want to provide for your own defense and protection from abusers, predators, criminals and regular sleazy assholes, you will continue being a victim of them. Because while it is not your fault that these people try to victimize you, it IS your problem. Meaning, Bonnie, the problem is yours and it is you that has to solve it. No one else is going to. It is not a societal problem, it is a personal problem.

As I said at the Flopatronian bog, which he probably deleted, you can't change society and you can't change other people. You can only change yourself. I changed myself from a naive 17 year old into somebody that is not a target for predators. Your solution will be unique to you, and hopefully as effective as mine.

You don't have to be like me. But you do have to take responsibility for your own actions and your own security.

UPPERDATE: Bonnie speaks!

  Bonnie McDaniel
@Aaron
“Does it bother you {Phantom} to be so wrong about everything?”
No, apparently not. He left another long-winded, idiotic response to my comment on his blog, ranting about the conservative nirvana of “personal responsibility.” He believes that if laws don’t get rid of every instance of bad behavior, there’s no use having them at all. In other words, he wants to live in an anarchy, not a civilization. I didn’t bother to reply (going back to my theme of not casting my pearls before swine).
Oh well. I take considerable solace in the fact that he lives in Canada and is therefore stuck with Justin Trudeau.
This comment of Bonnie's is in answer to a different poster than me, and thus slightly out of context. But, they don't seem to mind taking me out of context, so I'll return the favor.

The thing for me is that out of all that big long post above where I explained it all, this is what she got: "He believes that if laws don’t get rid of every instance of bad behavior, there’s no use having them at all."
That is an interesting take-home out of what I said. "After thirty year of MADD campaigns, there's still drunks, so maybe you should be careful out there," became "There are still drunks so MADD failed and its all pointless and they should repeal it all."

On the bright side, she seems to have abandoned the victim blaming horseshit. Or maybe she just got tire. Hard to say. 

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Mainstreaming BSDM has consequences! Shock, surprise!

Its called a "perversion" for a reason, Ladies. If you get your kicks from getting beaten, you are doing it wrong.

Here's another guy who apparently drank the Leftie pervo bathwater, and now he's alleged to have assaulted three women while trying to get his freak on. (Three women said he did it. They could all be lying. Innocent until -proven- guilty, my friends.)

All three women confirmed to each other privately that the man they were referring to was writer Michael Hafford, a former freelance columnist for Broadly and freelance writer for outlets like Refinery29, Rolling Stone, T Magazine and more. The rapper ka5sh, a friend of Donahue's, also tweeted that Hafford was the man Donahue's tweet was referring to.

Hafford's column at Broadly, Vice's site aimed at women, was "Male Feminist Here," a satire of male feminism and allyship that ran for three months in 2015. (Disclosure: I also wrote a piece for Broadly in 2015.) "The Male Feminist knows how much the love of a good woman means. Hell, the Male Feminist would settle for grudging acceptance," Hafford wrote in the first edition of the column. "Not that he's desperate. He just loves being around women, you know?"

This is why Left leaning sites are getting weirder and weirder, I'm telling you. So many of the people who run them are getting exposed as PERVERTS!!! They are mentally ill.

But this part here is the kicker. Now we see why these women seem to keep getting victimized by these sick men.

In an interview with Jezebel, Donahue, the first woman to tweet about the assaults, says that she began talking to Hafford on Twitter in November 2015 and first met up with him in person at a bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn on December 12, 2015. At the bar, Donahue says she and Hafford were drinking heavily and that, while she does not remember going to Hafford's apartment, she remembers being in his bed, experiencing physical pain, and aware that she didn't like the sex. "I'm not sure if I voiced that or if I voiced that loudly enough, but I don't think that would have stopped him anyway," she says. (Hafford declined to comment to Jezebel on any of the allegations in this article.)

Donahue says that prior to meeting up, Hafford had asked her if she liked rough sex, but she says that what she experienced was "not rough sex." "Michael knows enough to be able to differentiate between what is rough sex and what falls into another category," she says. "If he didn't like his victims to be expressing physical and mental discomfort he knows one should implement safe words and other rules."

Here we see, by her own admission, in this case she VOLUNTEERED. He even asked her if she liked it rough, and SHE SAID YES. (How big an idiot is this woman, really?)

So what we have here is not sexual assault, it is morning-after regret because he did it wrong while she was drunk.
This is not to absolve the alleged perpetrator of anything, if the allegations are true. A man who does things like that is a mad-dog.  A man who does such things "needs seeing to", is about all I'm willing to put in print on the interwebz.

But, to be crystal clear, morning-after regret from a drunken debauch is a different thing from "sexual assault" wherein there is a perpetrator and a victim. Granting truth to the allegation for the sake of argument, this is two freaks going at it. She's complaining about the quality of the service.

I also found this bit here to be revealing:

Donahue was first emboldened to come forward on social media after a BuzzFeed investigation revealed that former Broadly editor Mitchell Sunderland had been emailing stories to Milo Yiannopolous to mock via Breitbart. The day after BuzzFeed's story came out, Vice's HR was first made aware of allegations around Hafford's behavior through these Twitter posts, and "he was banned from contributing to any of the company's properties," a spokesperson wrote in an email to Jezebel.

There's a political element here. How surprising, right? Donahue comes forward with her morning-after regret complaint that she's been sitting on for two years, after finding out that some OTHER guy who worked at the company was emailing Milo Yiannopolous. Seriously.

Now, does that mean I think this perverted behavior, if true, is okay? No. Absolutely not. Never okay.

What I think is that a guy who loudly espouses "male feminism and allyship" should be viewed with vast suspicion. I also think the correct answer to "do you like it rough?" is NO! followed by a hasty exit. It ain't right.

The Phantom