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Friday, January 21, 2011

hey Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin F U C K Y O U

and the scooter you rode in on. fuck you for telling women they can't be trusted to choose their own clothing. fuck you for saying women deserved to be raped (well you said women shouldn't be surprised if they're raped). just in general fuck  you

just because YOU may have some messed up relationship(s) doesn't mean WOMEN are at fault. IT MEANS YOU ARE YOU STUPID PIECE OF STEAMIN' SHITE. and yes, i mean that. archpriest or not. he's less than worthless

Russian Orthodox Church calls for dress code, says miniskirts cause 'madness'

In a sign of the growing political ambitions of the Russian Orthodox Church, a top official wants a national dress code for men and women. It would forbid men from wearing T-shirts or track suits in public. Islamic groups have come out in support of the idea. Moscow

A top official of the increasingly powerful Russian Orthodox Church has triggered a storm of outrage by calling for a "national dress code" that would force women to dress modestly in public and require businesses to throw out "indecently" clad customers.
Women, said Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, can't be trusted to clothe themselves properly.
"It is wrong to think that women should decide themselves what they can wear in public places or at work," he said Tuesday. "If a woman dresses like a prostitute, her colleagues must have the right to tell her that."........

A church call for a national dress code has provoked a furious response after a senior cleric claimed wearing a miniskirt could provoke a rapist. But some people are supporting the proposal.

In an argument which Western feminists thought had been resolved decades ago, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for Church and Society, suggested that a drunk woman in a miniskirt shouldn’t be surprised if she was raped................
pic: © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Vyatki

but HE gets to stay on the air???????????????

see what i mean about me being MORE afraid of the good ol' whiteboyz

than the taliban or al qaeda? ‘Large amount’ of weapons seized from blogger who cheered Tucson shooting
By Daniel Tencer

A Boston-area blogger who declared "one down, 534 to go" after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has had his gun license pulled and a "large amount" of weapons removed his home.
Travis Corcoran, a comic book retailer in Arlington, Massachusetts, made the comment in a blog posting on January 8, the day of Giffords' shooting.
Corcoran reportedly declared on his blog, “It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot indiscriminately. Target only politicians and their staff and leave regular citizens alone.”...............

two things that really do NOT go together

are "humanitarian effort" AND FUCKING ERIK PRINCE. humanitarian effort my big fat arse.

of course i'm not surprised by this at all. the ONLY thing that surprises me is when he moved to the uae. that, i still don't get

by the way, i am MORE frightened by the CONSERVATIVE, 'RELIGIOUS', INCREDIBLY WEALTHY GOOD OL' WHITE  BOY NETWORK than i am by ANY al qaeda or taliban type

Blackwater Founder Said to Back Mercenaries
pic: Gerry Broome/Associated Press
Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, lives in the United Arab Emirates, which have an interest in curbing piracy.
Blackwater’s Prince building mercenary force with apartheid-era ‘hit squad’ officer
By Daniel Tencer

According to the New York Times' Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt, Saracen's head is Lafras Luitingh, a former officer in South Africa's Civil Cooperation Bureau. During the apartheid era, the CCB acted as a hit squad, killing or attempting to kill anti-apartheid dissidents.
After apartheid ended, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission found the CCB guilty of numerous killings. It has also been alleged that the CCB poisoned the water supply at a Namibian refugee camp, bombed a South African kindergarten, and even attempted to bewitch Bishop Desmond Tutu with a baboon fetus.
Luitingh was evidently a major in the CCB, and was in charge of its Zimbabwe operations........................

Thursday, January 20, 2011

cool posting over at tywkiwdbi (well he ALWAYS has cool postings)

on this anti-slavery button

sweet sweet dreams


James Cagney as Bottom and Anita Louise as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935, dir. William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt )

stay classy flush!

IF his allegations are true

i hope he wins and wins BIG. NO ONE should be treated like that. NO ONE should be forced into prayer meetings AT WORK. hell if my boss gave me a pamphlet on how to raise manly sons and frilly daughters, we'd both break down into laughter (as in he'd do it as a joke). it wouldn't happen and it SHOULDN'T happen ANYWHERE. oh and to top it off, if this is all true and his boss' boss knew about it (the company knew about it) and did NOTHING, really, i hope they pay through the arse

He Was Demoted for Failing to Pray, Rail Worker Says
CN) - A BNSF Railway worker claims he was demoted because he declined to join his supervisor in prayer meetings at work. James Dunkin claims his boss proselytized on the job, handed out booklets that contained "instructions for raising 'masculine sons and feminine daughters,'" and says that when he objected to the coerced prayers, the boss told him that "he needed to attend the prayer meetings or find another position."
     To top it off, Dunkin says that the offensive boss, Jeff Kirby, once "stood in his office with his door open and pants down" staring at him suggestively.
     In his federal complaint in Kansas City, Kan., Dunkin says that after BNSF transferred him unfairly, he was tormented by his new co-workers because the company had leaked personal medical information about him.................

this is interesting (nothing new, but still interesting)

in the greater hartford area, we are lucky. we have a few good hospitals. one of them is indeed catholic; st. francis. i actually had surgery there. if  i was having gyno issues, that is NOT the hospital i would choose to get treated at. (i didn't choose it for my surgery either. that's where my surgeon practiced and i believe my insurance company had a say in where i went too). positive experience but like i said, it was NOT gynecological surgery or surgery relating to me being a woman. if i want to have my tubes tied, i WANT THEM TIED. period. a bishop has NO right to say i can't. after having three children each, both of my sisters had their tubes tied after their last birth. THEIR decision and a perfectly sane and logical and legal one at that.

Religious hospitals' restrictions sparking conflicts, scrutiny
Washington Post Staff Writer  

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have more babies. In Oregon, another bishop cast a medical center out of his diocese for refusing to discontinue the same procedure. In Arizona, a nun was excommunicated and the hospital where she works was expelled from the church after 116 years for allowing doctors to terminate a pregnancy to save a woman's life. Such disputes between hospitals and church authorities appear to be arising because of a confluence of factors: Economic pressures are spurring greater consolidation in the hospital industry, prompting religiously affiliated institutions to take over or merge with secular ones, imposing church directives on them...............

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

so THAT'S where the rainbow came from!


wow........................i can hear them now


Willie Dixon, Big Joe Williams and Memphis Slim

oh yeah, it starts!

Tea Party governor of South Carolina approves massive pay raises for staff

the nutmeg grater: thank the goddess for some GOOD news

the nutmeg grater: thank the goddess for some GOOD news

sargent shriver, rip

he WAS special and when we think of selflessness we should think of him. when we think of giving we should think of him

Sargent Shriver, 1915-2011: The Kennedy In-Law Who Was the Real Deal

When aging liberals and young progressives think longingly of Camelot and the Great Society, they usually have a mental picture of the Kennedy brothers. But perhaps the purest representative of that era of Big Government idealism was a brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, who died Tuesday, Jan. 18, at a hospital in Maryland at age 95.
Hardly a starry-eyed program was launched in the 1960s without Shriver's imprint..............

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2043117,00.html#ixzz1BSTeoQsd
R. Sargent Shriver Jr.
John Dominis / Time Life Pictures / Getty Images
His family announced his death in a statement.
Mr. Shriver was found to have Alzheimer’s disease in 2003 and on Sunday was admitted to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, where he died. He had been in hospice care in recent months after his estate in Potomac, Md., was sold last year............

Sargent Shriver: A life of grace

By Colman McCarthy

It took only a walk with Sargent Shriver to learn how deeply loved and loving he was. Former Peace Corps volunteers, from the early days of the program that he began in 1961, or ones just back from stints in Third World outposts, would stop Sarge to thank him, embrace him and tell him stories about their life-changing service.
Countless others approached him on airport concourses, city sidewalks and elsewhere: people whose lives were changed because of the anti-poverty programs that Shriver started in the Johnson administration - Legal Services, Head Start, Job Corps, Community Action,VISTA, Upward Bound...........



Tuesday, January 18, 2011


do read it. it's interesting. i'm going to go back and read the prior ones too

De Condimentis (7): Balsamic Lies
By: Tom Nealon |

Seventh in a series of posts revealing the secret history of condiments — and the influence they’ve had upon the course of history.
Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, worcestershire, hot sauce, barbecue sauce — not to mention relish and pickles — none can be made without vinegar (you can actually make a really insipid mayonnaise without vinegar, but don’t do it). Without vinegar you’d be hard pressed to think of a reason to eat anything, and because it has always been so central to the act of eating, vinegar was turned into a product while most people in Europe were still flinging filth at one another. In 1394, Vinaigriers moutardiers sauciers distillateurs en eau-de-vie et esprit-de-vin buffetiers, the world’s first corporation, was formed in Orléans. Vinegar, Mustard and related products — they also had the verjuice monopoly. Once nearly as popular in cookery as vinegar, verjuice has nearly disappeared from the worlds cupboards, but deserves a mention: Made from crushed, unripe grapes, verjuice combines the acidity of vinegar with the grape-iness of wine — it lacks vinegar’s versatility, but does have the honor of appearing in Dumas’ Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine (1873), though vinegar does not................


no, it's NOT april fool's day


this is a few months old, but lest we forget...............

they DO have blood on their hands no matter how much they deny it

of all the things to be pissed off about..........

how about complaining a lot of children don't have enough to eat? how about complaining a lot of children don't get the medical care they so need? how about complaining about a lot of children don't ge a proper education and how about complaining about the children who are pulled into the sex trafficking industry (and yes, industry it is).

NOPE this big fat stupid head bag of dicks is complaining about it not being legal to have child labor laws.


GOP senator: Federal ban on child labor is unconstitutional
By Sahil Kapur
Newly minted Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said in a lecture posted to his YouTube channel that Congressional laws banning child labor are forbidden by the US Constitution.
Lee, a fierce advocate for the Tenth Amendment who replaced longtime Republican incumbent Bob Bennett in the Senate this month, argued that only states have the constitutional authority to create such laws...........................

my phone number and name aren't out there

and i do so hope YOURS are not out there either

Facebook users advised to delete personal details
 By Rob Hastings

Facebook has courted new controversy by allowing developers of apps access to some of its 500 million users' most sensitive information, including telephone numbers and addresses.
The social networking site founded by Mark Zuckerberg, whose own stake is worth $12bn (£7.5bn), announced the change to its policy in a blog last Friday, but the post was intended for designers of apps rather than ordinary users so the change has only come under scrutiny since the weekend. Internet security analysts and privacy experts are now advising people to remove their phone numbers and addresses from the site................

Sunday, January 16, 2011

me going to church

via chateau thombeau

ross, will you marry me?


heaps and heaps of useful info in this video


my favorite band


for all of our rubber fetishists

out there dangerous minds has a posting you'll be interested in

me? my story is, i read the marquis (when i was) way too young and i discovered charles gatewood (when i was) way too young
‘Dressing For Pleasure’: The 1977 fetish film that influenced Britain’s punk scene
 by Marc Campbell

Scottish documentary filmmaker John Samson died at the age of 58 in 2004. But sadly, for someone of his distinct talents, he had unceremoniously faded into obscurity two decades before his death. Samson was a hugely influential artist who never got his due during the time he was actually engaged in creating the films he would later be lauded for. It is only in retrospect that his films are being heralded as being too honest, too real and too thoughtful for the British television corporations he depended upon for the distribution of his work.
Samson’s films often focused on compelling and unorthodox (for its time) subject matter such as tattooing and fetishism. He approached his material objectively. Perhaps it was his own outlaw stature that helped him relate to social outcasts, the stigmatized and the proudly defiant..................

sociological images............a site i am rather fond of

has a link to the ny city public library's images collection available online

..........The collection has images on a huge array of topics, from fashion to the military to slavery to insects to a whole category for stilts, and including political cartoons, illustrations from publications, photographs, and so on...........

BUT what they posted on were a few racist images from that collection. it really is horrifying to look at them. but like the 'n' word in mark twain's writing, THEY ARE a part of our history. ugly, but we cannot gloss over the ugliness. EVER

Vintage Images of African Americans

by Gwen Sharp 



Parson Featherly: De Lawd hab took yo’ husban’ an’ lef’ yo’ wid six chilluns; but ‘membah, Sistah, dat dar’s some good in all de Lawd does.

“I does, Parson. I realizes dat dar’s one less for me to perwide foh.”