Archive | December 28, 2012


Feminist Philosophers

Unfortunately, this is not a story from The Onion. A parish priest in Italy said that women need to engage in some “healthy self-criticism” when it comes to the issue of femicide, and in so doing, displayed that he’s in some serious need of “healthy self-criticism” himself.  The text, which he posted on a church bulletin board, said that women’s behavior —  everything from not keeping the house clean, “cold meals,” “fast food at home,” “babies left to themselves,” and the way women dress — is to blame for violence against women.

The core of the problem is in the fact that women are more and more provocative, they yield to arrogance, they believe they can do everything themselves and they end up exacerbating tensions.

And Erin Gloria Ryan comments over at Jezebel.

As part of an ongoing campaign to convince everyone to quit being Catholic, an Italian priest…

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Hopping mad

I know when we were out at the Wildlife Refuge on Christmas we couldn’t figure out why most of the vegetation had been removed. Now I know. I just went to the Army Corps of Engineers website and left a nasty note on exactly what I thought about their imbecilic and illegal action in the refuge. I hope they all reincarnate in a wildlife refuge they have done this to.

It may be part of the flood control basin but that section is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and what they did explains why not a rabbit was in sight. They probably died from whatever herbicide those assholes applied.

There is no hell deep enough or horrible enough for the desolation they have wrought. The Audubon Society and the Sierra Club and others have spent a lot of time planting and picking up trash. Something the Army Corps of Engineers did not do on their Sherman like march through the Refuge. May they all have children that get taken there on school or group field trips and have them come home and their parent has to explain all their bad acts.

I was so distracted from the beauty of the birds Christmas that I didn’t process just how much had been removed. And not just with machinery that would have scared the wildlife but to apply herbicide that will get into the lake and kill the fish? Good going US government. Your deficit dollars at work and totally unnecessary. They can just all go straight to every bad place any religion they practice has.