by getting married? You all know the mess out there, some of you have gone through it personally and I'd bet most of you have seen it second-hand. Without going into details, I have(both, unfortunately). And it's worse now.
Personal gripe: about a year ago was at a party at a friends' place, and a couple of the guests were mid-20's females, single. And their prime concerns were
Managing to get through the next few days until the next party, and
Finding out when the next party was after that.
Not career, not marriage, just the next party.
Yeah, a lot of guys are the same; why not? Hook-up culture is great for them at that age: no commitment, no actual give-a-damn. And if you do try for more, a lot of the girls in your age group are so commitment-phobic(unless it's completely on their terms, and even then) that you can forget it. Which means, within ten years, there'll be lots of females whining about 'no good men, they won't commit' when they helped train the men to be that way...
And let's say a guy does commit and ask for marriage: he has to keep in mind that he's dealing with a current culture where he's pretty much at fault for everything:
She hits him and he calls the cops, lots of places HE goes to jail; it's in the law 'to protect women'.
Divorce? He's probably screwed no matter what.
Just getting through the day, we've got 'entertainment' that almost always shows the boyfriend/husband as either stupid, or uncaring, or incompetent.
Put it all together, yeah there are reasons a lot of guys either aren't willing to commit for years to come, or at all.
Remember Home Improvement? It became a show of "How can we make men look stupid/uncaring this week, and women look smart/caring/saviors of all?" Over and effing over.
End of rant.
Responding to Republican criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice for
claiming that the Benghazi attack on the US mission and annex there had
been caused by a photo of a stuffed teddy bear named Mohammed,
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus
and Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on 40 Acres, an Obamaphone and
a Mule denounced any attacks on Rice as “horridly and unspeakably
While Fudge could not point to any single word that was racist, she
insisted that every single word used to criticize Rice was a racist code word.
Which is the level of stupid, arrogant and racist these idiot operate at for real.
I have an idea: A polite letter to Reid saying "Fuck you. You've prevented votes on a pile of things, you've slandered us, you've blamed us for all wrong, and now you want to smile and deal? Fuck you twice. Especially since your idea of 'working together' is "You people do what I want." "
And any 'republican' who wants to bend over for him should be disowned. Preferably involving some tar and feathers.
Oh, yeah, I've had that feeling before:
I think it was the guy at Legal Insurrection who once said that it was amazing how free leftists felt to threaten someone's life. Openly, online for all the world to see. That's true; it's also true that people like this are first-class scumbags who deserve everything that'll happen to them.
These clowns have actively tried to get people killed(by SWATting), have harassed them and their families, threatened, and some have done it quite openly. Pretty much dared anyone to do anything about it. And when they actually get slammed for it, they threaten some more and whine about their 'freedom of speech'. Some of them, it's just a ploy for sympathy; others are so effing stupid they actually believe their FOS includes harassing families and death threats and other such disgusting things.
I'm tempted to think it's in part because older methods of correction aren't used anymore. Wasn't that long ago that if you threatened/harassed someones wife or kids, you'd either get dragged outside and the crap beaten out of you, or find a gun in your face with a warning behind it. And it was a real warning. Maybe if some of these clowns knew that was what they were facing, with the legal threat being secondary, it might cool some of them down.
Ogre loves Skyfall, and laments … and I envy England because in the US… we don’t have such a character.
Jack Ryan? (Tom Clancy) or XXX? Captain America? No… I want an
Oh, we've got one: Matt Helm. Series by Donald Hamilton. Would make some excellent movies, assuming the Hollyweird crowd didn't eff them up. If you've never read any of the books, do. I'd suggest starting with the linked one, it being the first of the series. But you can read any of them in any order; while there are references to other books in later ones, it's never something that would prevent you from enjoying the one in your hands.
Oh, and Hollywood? Heroic fantasy? Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser. Just sayin'.
It is striking, how unsurprised Obama, Clinton, Rice et al seem to be by
the Hamas barrage against Israel over the past fortnight, and by
Egypt’s swift turn toward Islamist dictatorship. It’s almost like they expected these events to happen.
Oh, Preston, you moron, can't you realize they probably not only expected them, but actively WANTED them to?