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Pat Robertson, Asshole of the Day for May 30, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Aside from pontificating about politics, Pat Robertson also dispenses advice and answers the questions of his listeners. Sounds harmless enough, and yet he still finds plenty of ways to show what a misogynist he is.
Why just the other day he suggested that wives are supposed to reward their husbands with sex for helping with chores around the house:

“My husband has always felt the need to point out when he helps with chores around the house,” the woman explained. “When he washes the floor, or does anything else, he always says, ‘Remember, I did that for you.’”
“I feel since we both live in the same house, he isn’t only helping me but the family,” she said.
Unfortunately, Robertson probably did not give the woman the answer she was looking for.
“Here’s the deal,” he said. “You’ve got to understand the male psyche. The male wants to do something for his wife. He wants to provide for his family, he wants to provide a home, he wants to provide shelter, and food. That’s what he feels his male obligation is. And when he cleans up, it’s saying, I love you.”
“He’s saying, I love you!” Robertson insisted. “Each dish, he’s saying, ‘Terry, I love you.’ If you understood that, you say, ‘Darling, I’ve got a treat for you… wait until we get behind closed doors, and you see the treat I have for you.’”

To Robertson, the man is helping with what he considers the woman’s work, and so the woman owes the man. Sexually.
Aside from how creepy this sounds coming out of Pat Robertson’s mouth, it probably doesn’t occur to him that many women also work, and some provide better than the man does. But no matter, if a man picks up his socks, Pat Robertson thinks the man is owed sex.
And Robertson doesn’t even address what an asshole the husband is being by proclaiming every small thing he does. What could be more of a turn on for women I guess than a man who tries to take credit for every tiny thing!
And this isn’t out of character for Robertson. In the past he told a woman her husband cheated because she doesn’t keep a nice house. Really. Not the husband’s fault for cheating, but her fault for not keeping a nicer house.
So, for telling a woman she owes the man sex for helping around the house, Pat Robertson is once again the Asshole of the Day.
It is Pat Robertson's seventh time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for
telling a woman she was praying wrong since her son was still deaf
claiming gays are spreading AIDS using special sharp rings that they use to cut people they shake hands with
saying that seeing two men kiss would make him vomit
saying the only reason Justice Kennedy would rule in favor of allowing gays equal rights was if he had a gay clerk
telling a woman her husband cheated because she doesn’t keep a nice house
saying that things were better when gays were stoned to death
Full story: Raw Story

Fuck Pat Robertson. This is NOT what Christianity is supposed to be about. Guh.

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Pat Robertson, Asshole of the Day for May 30, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Aside from pontificating about politics, Pat Robertson also dispenses advice and answers the questions of his listeners. Sounds harmless enough, and yet he still finds plenty of ways to show what a misogynist he is.

Why just the other day he suggested that wives are supposed to reward their husbands with sex for helping with chores around the house:

“My husband has always felt the need to point out when he helps with chores around the house,” the woman explained. “When he washes the floor, or does anything else, he always says, ‘Remember, I did that for you.’”

“I feel since we both live in the same house, he isn’t only helping me but the family,” she said.

Unfortunately, Robertson probably did not give the woman the answer she was looking for.

“Here’s the deal,” he said. “You’ve got to understand the male psyche. The male wants to do something for his wife. He wants to provide for his family, he wants to provide a home, he wants to provide shelter, and food. That’s what he feels his male obligation is. And when he cleans up, it’s saying, I love you.”

“He’s saying, I love you!” Robertson insisted. “Each dish, he’s saying, ‘Terry, I love you.’ If you understood that, you say, ‘Darling, I’ve got a treat for you… wait until we get behind closed doors, and you see the treat I have for you.’”

To Robertson, the man is helping with what he considers the woman’s work, and so the woman owes the man. Sexually.

Aside from how creepy this sounds coming out of Pat Robertson’s mouth, it probably doesn’t occur to him that many women also work, and some provide better than the man does. But no matter, if a man picks up his socks, Pat Robertson thinks the man is owed sex.

And Robertson doesn’t even address what an asshole the husband is being by proclaiming every small thing he does. What could be more of a turn on for women I guess than a man who tries to take credit for every tiny thing!

And this isn’t out of character for Robertson. In the past he told a woman her husband cheated because she doesn’t keep a nice house. Really. Not the husband’s fault for cheating, but her fault for not keeping a nicer house.

So, for telling a woman she owes the man sex for helping around the house, Pat Robertson is once again the Asshole of the Day.

It is Pat Robertson's seventh time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for

Full story: Raw Story

Fuck Pat Robertson. This is NOT what Christianity is supposed to be about. Guh.

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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Drinking Game!

And now, due to … absolutely no demand whatsoever (popular or otherwise), I bring you: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS drinking game! As always, your choice of beverage is entirely up to you: alcohol, iced tea, Vitamin Water, doesn’t matter.

Drink every time:

1. Nefretiri says “Moses, Moses!” TWICE. Just like the “Oh, Ashley, Ashley!” from the GWTW Drinking game, she must say Moses TWICE to count.

2. Yul Brenner appears shirtless.

3. Charlton Heston appears shirtless.

4. Joshua slides down a rope.

5. The guard in the mud pit says “Dance, you mud turtles. DANCE!” (because it’s my favorite line)

6. “Oh, Moses. You stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!” - DRINK!

7. As a woman, you think, “I’d actually like to own that dress Yul Brenner is wearing.”

8. There’s a plague.

9.  Unintentionally hilarious dance number.

10. You spot Anne Baxter’s nipples through her costume.

11. You fantasize about personally cleaning the mud off of Chuck. Slowly. VERY slowly.

12. You still dig the parting of the Red Sea.

13. Someone speaks some derivation of: “So let it be written. So let it be done.”

14. It bothers you that Jethro’s daughters’ shawls don’t match their dresses and so you wonder how Moses was supposed to keep them all straight!

15. You totes envy Moses’ post-God-encounter, Barry Gibb hair. #fabulous

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THE BABY: A 12 Step Program by Stewart Moncure (@rsmon77)

For those of you who have been unfortunate enough to see THE BABY, Twitter user @rsmon77 has come up with a 12 Step Program to help you come to terms with what you saw. 

Remember: we’re here for you.

THE BABY 12 Steps, by @rsmon77

I’ve already said my thoughts on THE BABY in #TCMParty , so for those of you seeing it for the 1st time, think of me as like a AA sponsor.

The first step to dealing with THE BABY is to admit it’s real. #TCMParty

The second step is to admit someone pitched a movie about a man in a diaper called THE BABY without any irony. #TCMParty

The 3rd step is to accept this pitch involved a guy describing how said “baby” would “breast feed” from her adult babysitter. #TCMParty

The 4th step is that a producer said after the pitch, “Brilliant! Let’s do this!”, then asked his secretary to call casting. #TCMParty

The 5th step is someone had to hire a director. Is Roman Polanski available? No, but Ted Post is. #TCMParty

The 6th step? That the director of MAGNUM FORCE auditioned actors w/ sides of a script called THE BABY. #TCMParty

The 7th step is to accept someone had to create props, scout locations, cater & lease trailers for a film called THE BABY. #TCMParty

The 8th step is to acknowledge that Dennis is creepy probably because of the actor’s performance. He’s doing his job correctly. #TCMParty

The 9th step is to realize that a cast & crew shot footage for THE BABY that would have to be edited into an actual film. #TCMParty

The 10th step is accepting the producers said, “This whole man-baby isn’t weird enough. Got something weirder for an ending?” #TCMParty

The 11th step is realizing yes, there is something weirder than a man-baby for an ending to THE BABY. #TCMParty

The 12th & final step is that you are not alone. We all have suffered through THE BABY like you, and we all can move on. #TCMParty

Thank you for attending this THE BABY group therapy session. Please pick up some coffee on your way out, and I’m going to sleep. #TCMParty

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Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.

“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.

“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.

In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.

That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.

Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.

In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.

Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.

At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.

About 20 will die.

LET THAT SINK IN.

Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.

So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

So what on earth are you worrying about?

It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

Roald Dahl, 1986

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TEAM VACCINE

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NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.

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Over 1,000 preventable deaths and 128,000 preventable illnesses since 2007 and counting

And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.

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And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.

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Save Me Not Second Base

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and a lot of waffling over whether I should get involved with a debatable issue. But one of the things you learn in the School of Humanities is that rhetoric is open for critique.

Go on. Save the boobies. Save the tatas. Save second base. Raise money. Sell wristbands. Base entire campaigns around a secondary, sexualized sex characteristic used pars pro toto for womanhood. You’ll get away with it.

But first save the people they’re attached to.

FUCKING THIS

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