If anybody has more info about this please let me know! As it is, I really don’t know much about this game. I found it at a yard sale. I bought it for 50 cents and went home to try it out. After dusting off my NES for like, 20 minutes I got it working, and jesus. So weird.
A journalist named Nir Rosen doesn’t like Lara Logan, the CBS News reporter, because, he argues, she is a “warmonger.” Therefore, Rosen found humor in the the fact that Logan was sexually assaulted in Cairo. From The Daily Caller:
The initial tweet by Rosen stated, “Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson. Where was her buddy McCrystal.” From this tweet he went further, writing that he would have been amused if Anderson Cooper had also been sexually assaulted.
"Yes yes its wrong what happened to her. Of course. I don’t support that. But, it would have been funny if it happened to Anderson too," wrote Rosen.
The two comments gave way to more. Rosen called Logan a “war monger” and expressed doubt that she was actually assaulted.
Rosen calls for the elimination of Israel, and is a pro-Hamas Hezbollah apologist; Schlussel is a racist anti-Muslim commentator. They come from radically different places on the political spectrum, and yet they share a common inhumanity. Here is Schlussel finding great happiness in the rape of Logan:
So sad, too bad, Lara. No one told her to go there. She knew the risks. And she should have known what Islam is all about. Now she knows. Or so we’d hope. But in the case of the media vis-a-vis Islam, that’s a hope that’s generally unanswered.
This never happened to her or any other mainstream media reporter when Mubarak was allowed to treat his country of savages in the only way they can be controlled.
Now that’s all gone. How fitting that Lara Logan was “liberated” by Muslims in Liberation Square while she was gushing over the other part of the “liberation.”
Hope you’re enjoying the revolution, Lara! Alhamdilllullah [praise allah].
These two serve as a reminder of the inhumanity found on either side of the spectrum of extremes. Do they have the right to say it? Sure. Are there real world consequences? Thankfully, yes - at least for Rosen. Schlussel seems to getting little pushback for her comments. Does their right to put forth these vile, abhorrent statements excuse it? Fuck no.
Both are mocking a woman for suffering an absolutely devastating, savage rape - a violation of her very person on every level. Unfortunately, views like this are not uncommon away from the extremes. But sometimes, it takes the extreme to highlight the contemptible brutality behind the rape-apologist, slut-had-it-coming attitude.
Please note how rarely MSM is calling her murderers white supremacists and how rarely the organization they are a part of is called a hate group. Notice how key phrases like “hotly contested issue” keep coming up as code words for “white supremacist violence.” Notice how the Minutemen are never called a terrorist organization.
Notice how Brisenia is always mentioned in context of the little white girl shot during the Giffords shooting—as if Brisenia only became important and a tragedy *after* a white girl was killed. As if the only thing that could help us to understand the tragedy of Brisenia is first understanding a tragedy through a lens of whiteness.
Remember that Brisenia was killed first. And that she was specifically murdered because of the color of her skin. What happened to Brisenia was an act of white supremacist violence.
White supremacy is gendered male—and sees brown children as “anchors” and brown girl children as the next generation of resource drainers. Race IS gender. Citizenship IS gender. Border crossing is a direct threat to white supremacy. This is the truth we miss unless we teach other how to find it.
Class, race, gender. In violence like this, it’s all intertwined. Brisenia and her father deserve their own justice outside the context of another murder. They got it yesterday.
Here’s a case that could get interesting in a big hurry:
A group of Wyoming lawmakers wants to get involved in a same-sex divorce case pending before the state supreme court even as the Legislature considers measures that would bar the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
The 11 lawmakers want permission to file a “friend of the court” brief with the Wyoming Supreme Court. They’re represented by the Alliance Defense Fund, an Arizona-based Christian civil rights group that has litigated against same-sex marriage in California.
The lawmakers, including House Speaker Ed Buchanan, R-Torrington, propose to file legal papers in support of a ruling last year by Niobrara County District Judge Keith Kautz. The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal of Kautz’s ruling that he lacked authority to hear a divorce case involving two women who were married in Canada in 2008.
In their request for permission to file the brief, the lawmakers argue that Wyoming would have to revise several state laws if the Wyoming Supreme Court acknowledges lower state courts can perform same-sex divorces.
The lawmakers also warn that accepting same-sex divorce would probably also force the state to recognize “plural marriages” meaning polygamy “and other domestic unions found in foreign jurisdictions.”
The Wyoming Supreme Court could decide in coming weeks whether to allow the lawmakers to get involved in the case.
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The progressive handbook… this is completely fascinating.
“The conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) announced Saturday that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) would be expelled from the group’s National Advisory Board because of his “delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.””—
This actually makes me kind of sad. How far right do you have to be that being against war is a “delusional and disturbing” “fringe” idea?
YAF, if peace is disturbing, what is war? I’ll answer that for you: War is one of the most vile and inhuman things ever to be done on this planet. It turns leaders into tyrants, citizens into cannon fodder, opponents into “non-patriots,” and other people into inhuman bulls-eyes.
With reverence and awe, Michele Bachmann and the Tea Party pay homage to the original Constitution and framers who drafted the document in 1787. The House of Representatives, in a nod to them, began its session this year by reading it. Bachmann even brought Antonin Scalia to a seminar on the Constitution for members of Congress, where the Supreme Court justice instructed members to read the Federalist Papers and follow the framers’ original intent. Moreover, many of the Tea Party’s political positions, such as opposition to President Obama’s healthcare reform program, are rooted in their adherence to the original document.
But what if they actually got their way? If a Tea Party constitutional reading suddenly took sway and we returned to the original document as conceived, what would the American republic look like? Much to the surprise of Bachmann and others, there wouldn’t be that much freedom and democracy.
President Obama is preparing to slash home heating aid to the poorest of the poor in order to get an “Atta boy!” from the GOP that will never, ever, ever, ever, ever come. He is likewise preparing to slash environmental protections while on bended knee to economic fallacies proffered by right-wing fools. He has done nothing, but nothing, but nothing, except to give long luxurious back-rubs to the criminal bastards who stripped us of our future. He has made sure those with money will keep their money and make more besides, but for those with no job and no hope and no heat, well…there’s always suicide, I suppose. Maybe you can move to Egypt, if Pharaoh lets you.
The owner of a Seattle, Wash., convenience store says the man who robbed him at gunpoint was polite.
Shell station owner John Henry told the police that the man bought a cup of coffee and then asked for a favor - empty the till.
When Henry asked what he meant, the man said, “I’m robbing you, sir.”
Henry offered him $40, but the man took all the money, about $300, apologizing and saying that he had bills to pay and children to feed.
As he left, the robber said that if he ever got back on his feet, he’d pay the money back.
This is one of many desperate stories out there. I’m not going to condone his actions, but it’s goddamn hard to condemn them. Particularly when people like him have been the victims of robbery themselves in favor of bailing out the crooks of Wall St.
You should follow this. It’s a tumblr dedicated to the most homophobic, Islamophobic, misogynistic member of the Wyoming House. This man has actually stated that banning Sharia law is necessary in keeping with his ideal of legislating via his faith. He also wants to regulate the size of flags in Wyoming classrooms and mandate saying the pledge every morning. Kids who don’t want to are required to leave the room. Finally, he asked members of the Wyoming House to not use the word “gay” to describe homosexuality because it’s disrespectful to his last name.
Across the country, packets of white powder with names like Vanilla Sky, Ivory Wave and White Rush are being sold in convenience stores and gas stations. The packets are labeled and sold as “bath salts,” but they are actually a drug that produces a meth-like high and sometimes violent behavior in users. Law enforcement has caught on, and Florida recently joined Louisiana in banning the sale of the powders.
Mark Ryan, the director of the Louisiana Poison Center, first heard of a new, legal drug being sold throughout the Southeast in September. Ryan says bath salts are just one way the drug is labeled and sold.
NPR finds drugs I’ve never heard of, then makes me scared of them.
As a coach of young athletes, I know how much the pro stars serve as role models, for good or ill. These players don’t have to be saints, but allegations of sexual assault obviously cross the line into an area that can’t be just swept under the rug.
The line that stuck in my craw, written by a sportswriter before the game, was that Roethlisberger might have been able to find redemption with a Super Bowl victory. Really? Win a football game and you are redeemed from reported actions of sexual assault?
Rep. Gerald Gay, R-Casper, introduced a proposed constitutional amendment [House Joint Resolution 8] — requiring two-thirds majority votes in the House and Senate, a governor’s signature, and a majority of those casting ballots in the November 2012 general election — that would forbid courts from considering international law or Sharia law when deciding cases.
A few well-established matters in law and practice in Wyoming will impede the advance of Islamic law for a long time to come:
1. Nobody’s proposing abolishing the Department of Revenue’s Liquor Division, the state wholesale liquor distribution center, or the Beacon Club.
2. Likewise, nobody’s out to shut down any hog producers.
3. Payday loan businesses still will charge bleepity-percent interest to customers.
4. Babes still will wear bikinis at Jackson Lake and Alcova.
5. Fools still will gamble at bingo, casinos and Texas Hold ‘Em.
On the other hand, the Wyoming Legislature appears to be succumbing to some Sharia practices:
1. Illegalizing gay marriage, and recognizing gay marriages performed in other states.
2. Not doing much about the gender-wage gap, which fits with Islam allowing both men and women to own property, but with a daughter’s inheritance usually being half that of her brothers.
3. Occasional talk about our laws coming from God. Of course, the debate persists about just what God we’re talking about.
The text-based app takes the user through the Ten Commandments, with a slew of questions attached to each, a process known as an examination of conscience, which penitents undergo before confession.
Questions range from “Have I wished evil upon another person?” to “Have I used any method of contraception or artificial birth control in my marriage?” and users can check a box next to each sin they’ve committed. Once that’s done, the app lists the user’s sins and displays a written act of contrition, a prayer recited by the penitent. From there, it walks the user through the rest of the steps of confession and even advises when to say “amen.”
Melanie Williams is a 17-year-old Catholic who helped test the app after co-developer Chip Leinen asked for volunteers at the area high school where he runs a youth group.
Williams said she used to freeze up whenever the time came to confess: “I have a horrible time remembering what I want to say when I’m actually in the confessional.”
With the app, “when I get to the confessional and I’m able to say all these things, it makes me feel a lot better,” she said. “When you’re done, an inspirational message pops up. It’s so cool. It feels like that’s just what I needed to hear at that moment.”
Guilt: There’s an app for that.
Is there a “Touching children” box? Or is that only on the super-secret priest version?