Wednesday Reads: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-F#ck You Too!

7654265b4a6cd111dcb45d1eaebe414eGood Morning

Eh, I am not in the mood to do much of anything today. For I am also so freaking tired of all the racist assholes and indescribable shitass jerks out there to be nice about things. On Monday I spent the day all over Banjoville, taking my daughter to the doctor…to dinner, Walmart and Riteaid…you know the usual places you need to go on the average “sick kid doctor visit” trip.

Geez, it was like the rednecks were out in force….way more than they usually are, and let me tell you…they were loud and obnoxious. What was even more disturbing, they were traveling in packs. Everywhere we went, these pods or roving bands of redneck assholes…both female and male wreaked the stereotypical Deliverance profile of the inbred, squeal like a pig KKK member. Whether ….crackery-ass old as dirt, teen-aged angst tobacco dipping, young snot-nosed dirty camo wearing….they were pissing both me and my mom off. Big time. I am so fucking sick of rednecks.

I don’t have the energy to write anything else. So here are the day’s links in dump format.

Starting with a assholery post from a douche over at the LA Times, Jonah Goldberg: Rolling Stone rape story sends shock waves — and stretches credulity – LA Times

Rolling Stone has published an incredible story about a rape at the University of Virginia. The story has sent shock waves around the country. But when I say the story is incredible, I mean that in the literal, largely abandoned sense of the word. It is not credible — I don’t believe it.

I am not saying terrible things don’t happen. I don’t think the author of the story, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, is deliberately fabricating facts, , nor do I believe that all of her reporting is wrong. There may in fact be an outrageously callous attitude toward sexual assaults at UVA. Rape, particularly date rape, may be a major problem there. I’ve talked to enough people with connections to the campus who think that part is credible enough. But the central story isn’t about a spontaneous alcohol-fueled case of some cretin refusing to take no for an answer (an inexcusable offense in my opinion). It is an account of a sober, well-planned gang rape by seven fraternity pledges at the direction of two members. If true, lots of people need to go to jail for decades — if. The basic story is this: Jackie was asked out on a date her freshman year by a junior named “Drew” (not his real name). After dinner, they went to a party at Phi Kappa Psi. Very quickly, Drew asks Jackie, “Want to go upstairs, where it’s quieter?” Excited, Jackie is led to a “pitch black” bedroom. Almost instantly she is thrown on the floor. A heavy person jumps on top of her. A hand covers her mouth. Someone gets between her legs. Someone else kneels on her hair. And for the next three hours she’s brutally raped and beaten, with Drew and another upperclassman supposedly shouting out instructions to the pledges, referring to Jackie as “it.” Much of what is alleged (though Erdely never uses the word “alleged”) isn’t suitable for a family paper. Some of the rest is unpersuasive. The pitch-black darkness doesn’t prevent Jackie from counting the pledges or from recognizing an attacker. The nicknames she hears — “Armpit” and “Blanket” — sound bizarre, even by fraternity standards.

See what I mean, how I would love to tell Goldberg “to go fuck himself” to his face.

Another link on this here, Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s UVA Gang Rape Reporting Raises Questions | New Republic

Anyway, the rest of the links:

Why Michael Brown’s best friend’s story isn’t credible – The Washington Post That is a The Volokh Conspiracy post by Paul Cassell.

Chris Rock’s lesson for Ross Douthat: Why the right is so deluded about Ferguson –

Actor Terry Crews shreds the ‘Man Code’ and misogyny: ‘That’s Taliban. That’s ISIS’

Albuquerque cop who fatally shot woman fired over camera lapse Because, you know…why fire him for killing someone…am I right?

Police Sue To Make Black People Stop Picking On Them | Crooks and Liars

BBC News – Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind I believe him...Hawking also says if aliens come to earth from another planet…they won’t be coming in peace. I believe that too.

Speaking of martians: History made as 90,000 Earthlings send messages to Mars

Hamal is an ancient equinox star | Brightest Stars | EarthSky

Time Always Marches Forward — Why? : Discovery News

Mysterious ‘Spellbook’ From Ancient Egypt Decoded

My husband’s father had a great-great-uncle (I think there may need to be another great on that) who died at Andersonville: Surviving Andersonville –

A new take on In Cold Blood? Judge allows agent’s ‘jaw-dropping’ files to be published | US news | The Guardian

It’s Christmas: 100 Notable Books of 2014 –

BBC News – Mediterranean diet keeps people ‘genetically young’

The difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 | Health – Central and Southwest VA

Type 1 Diabetes Care May Soon Improve With Artificial Pancreases, Instead Of Insulin

Those two diabetes links above are selfish I know…

Florida high court to consider extension of self-defense gun law | Reuters

A world of change in 250 photos at London exhibition | Reuters

Shark photobombs Australian surfers – twice – Australasia – World – The Independent

Think of this as an open thread. Hopefully I will have some test results today, and that will make me a little less stressed out. Y’all have a good one…

20 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-F#ck You Too!”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    I wonder if any of the doubters of the Rolling Stone story about date rapes at UVA realize there is a long history of such rapes at fraternities at UVA and other universities?

    I recently purchased a book by one of the women who was interviewed for the article. She was gang raped in a very similar incident to the one described in the RS article–Liz Securro. Her rape took place in 1984. One of the men who raped her wrote her a letter in 2005 confessing to the crime, and she learned things she hadn’t recalled because she was drugged.

    I’m sick and tired of men defending rapists and trying to erase the victims’ stories.

    I haven’t finished TNR article yet, but it begins by discussing how scholars establish the credibility of the sayings of Jesus, a fictional character. WTF?! I’ll keep reading, but IMHO the piece by Jonah Goldberg is crap–like everything else he has ever written.

  2. dakinikat says:

    Hi! Trying to get my furnace fixed before the next cold snap comes. I know what you mean about those rednecks. It’s why I try to stay in Orleans Parish. One of the things I really hate is how people I know back from highly segregated suburban sprawl Omaha lecture me on how rough the police have it. I’m like,dude, I’ve spent the last 20 years an inner city hood where I am the racial minority and where the police are continually harassing people for black or Hispanic while and where every time I do anything like shop at anything in my hood, I am definitely the minority or even when I’ve taught … Half the people at my thanksgiving celebration were not white and I have had a long term relationship with a black man who also was a deputy sheriff. Do not sit in your lily white life and tell me you’re not racist because you work with a black person and you don’t use the n word. Until you live every day watching what black people go through and listen to their stories every time you do something social, you do not have a clue how bad institutions are rigged in your favor. I learn new lessons continually and my level of awe still shows I have a long way to go. Sometimes you need to be a white ally by shutting the feck up and listening and watching.

    • “don’t use the n word” Geez, tell me about it…

      It is so depressing…I grew up in West Tampa, and it is like you talk about Dak, but even where these people are doing the oppressing there are people who are clueless to the situation. I think they are clueless by choice. You don’t need to be a redneck to think like one….

  3. dakinikat says:

    The officer that killed that guy in Staten Island with a chokehold just got let off.

  4. dakinikat says: About the rape at the used to be Gay country club in my hood that’s been taken over by hipsters

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  7. bostonboomer says:

    NPR breaking news: Justice Dept has opened an inquiry into Eric Garner’s death.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      I just don’t understand how anyone could watch that video and not be broken hearted at this verdict. The anger over the excessive use of force by police is getting ready to crack wide open. They’d better indict or prosecute the cop who killed the 12 year old boy with the pellet gun, if they don’t there is no telling what might happen.

  8. Fannie says:

    What a pile of fucking garbage! This isn’t the way it’s suppose to be. The police aren’t suppose to kill someone in order to arrest them. I’m fucking mad, and yelling, HEY MISTER, if the cornoner’s office declared Gardner’s death a homicide, then let’s get his ass to court for perjury. The coroner lied about his death and so yeah let’s apply the process, let’s follow through. Because this isn’t the way it’s suppose to be.

    All the officers ought to be in paraded around the neighborhood as superstars, that the grand jury has made them out be. Perhaps the brothers and sisters of the police department could start a new club so they can take a deep breath, look around and say, yes this country is fine. While we have more graveyards and more fences, and more prisons.

    I weep to see what’s become of my Country.

    • bostonboomer says:


    • Sima says:

      I weep too. Even though I have come to expect the asshattery from the police and the prosecutors and the blatant racism of both, I still have some dying hope that the country I once loved is still there. How can I help that country come back, how can I help? I’m afraid it’s going to take rivers of blood on all sides, I really am 😦

  9. bostonboomer says:

    MSNBC Viewers Rebel With Their Remotes And Send Morning Joe Ratings Plummeting

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Thank goodness people are reacting to Morning Joe in the only way he might understand. He’s a self-involved, entitled wind bag tool.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Turned on Morning Joe this AM and he has Al Sharpton on and they’re making nice and putting forth a rather obvious attempt at trying to bail Joe’s ass out of hot water. They were complimenting each other and Joe tried to draw a distinction between Mike Brown and Eric Garner that would redeem his ass, but in the process he called Brown a “criminal”. Sharpton quickly called that out and said Brown had no criminal record. I suppose being a large black man in the USA is intimidating to some of the guys in blue and obviously to Joe Scarborough. I wonder how intimidated they feel about a 12 year old black boy with a pellet pistol? Obviously intimidated enough to shoot him dead at point blank range without even giving him an opportunity to explain that it was a pellet gun. When I was a child we played cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians and roamed the neighbor hood with pretend-like firearms because THAT’S WHAT CHILDREN DO!!! I’m just sickened by these cases and what’s even more sickening is that it isn’t an uncommon occurrence.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I don’t know how you can stomach watching that Morning Joe crap. Thanks for the report though.

  10. bostonboomer says:

    Thursday Reads is up!