You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.

Remember when 'flash mobs' were primarily known for doing things like pillowfights that left enormous messes for janitors to clean up, except no one much cared because the pillow-fighters were mostly white kids & poor people cleaning shit up is the natural order of things? Boy, I sure do.


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old crosspost: ‘Abortion is murder’

‘ABORTION IS MURDER!’ screams the ham-faced Christian lady outside the Planned Parenthood clinic, wielding a homemade protest sign covered with icky photos of late term abortions.

‘LIFE IS SACRED!’ whines some inconsistent so-and-so while munching on a chicken sandwich.

So for the next few moments, I’ll believe them. I’ll assume for a moment that abortion is murder and should be treated as such. A few wacky conclusions that logically follow from this position: Continue reading

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MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL DIE

An addendum, added several months after the fact – This is so..wow. Even though I still hate the same things you’d expect a green anarchist to hate, I no longer endorse many of the key ideas contained here & would actually argue against some of them. I really doubt (m)any people read this, but I felt like pointing this out. Ancaps still suck, though; that hasn’t changed.

Primitivists & anti-civ types are probably the most frequently strawmanned subgroup of anarchists; and as an anti-civver, I get rather sick of hearing the same arguments over and over again

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I was recently sucked into a silly facebook quibble with an ancap who regurgitated the usual, anti-primitivist tosh: Continue reading

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And Then There Was One

From the NY Times:

Ending speculation that new regulations could make it the only state without an abortion provider, Kansas announced Thursday that it had issued a license that would allow one of three abortion clinics to continue operating.

The license was awarded to Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, for a Kansas City-area clinic, the largest in the state. The other two providers, which previously said they were unable to meet the requirements, will be in federal court on Friday to seek an injunction to keep the law from taking effect.

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What Happens on Friday

Starting Friday, it’s possible that women in Kansas with unwanted pregnancies will have to drive several hours over state lines to obtain an abortion – saddled with piles of tedious regulations and unrealistic deadlines, clinics may be forced to close.:

Kansas has only three abortion clinics, all in the Kansas City area. One, in Wyandotte County, has already been told it would not be licensed. The local president of Planned Parenthood said Tuesday that his Overland Park clinic still hadn’t been approved for a license.

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“a safer watering hole”

Because I value your time more than Scott Adams apparently does, here is a short summary of this article (and, by extension, basically every MRA screed ever penned) to spare you the tedium.:

Rape accusations are overblown, but men are genetically-programmed to be testosterone-crazed, butt-humping fuckbots. However, all these shrill, castrating feminazis are meanies for castigating men as testosterone-crazed, butt-humping fuckbots. Also, chicks only like hugs, not fucking. Fucking is for testosterone-crazed, butt-humping fuckbots.

(These statements may then be followed with garbled arguments resembling the ‘Evolutionary Psychology 101’ class notes of a lonely, sexually-frustrated male undergrad. Insert clumsy metaphor about apex predators and cute little herbivorous prey here.)

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…

the most pointless superhero ever?

To be clear, it’s the delivery I’m objecting to here, not the message – circumcision is a medically unjustifiable procedure most often performed solely to satisfy the parents’ aesthetic or religious preferences. It’s not something to which I’d ever subject my sweet little (hypothetical) baby, and I wish more parents would follow suit.

That aside, the comic is just fucking weird – using artistic media to protest circumcision is great; it’s the idea of a superhero whose existence revolves around babies’ crotches that I find lol-worthy.

I initially kept my mind open upon hearing about it, thinking that the comic was more tongue-in-cheek than cheesy, overwrought melodrama. I thought wrong.: Continue reading

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