The Slut Problem (or How My Vagina Ruined the 2012 Election for the GOP)

Does anyone remember how mad people were when Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut?

I, for one, didn’t realize that anyone called anyone else a slut after the age of 16, but there it was.

Now, a blogger over at the Christian Men’s Defense Network has named an entire voting bloc “The Slut Vote” and I bet you just can’t wait to hear his super sound arguments for his position.  He is, evidently, known as B-Skillet and he wrote an opinion piece about how the sluts blew it for Romney.  I say “evidently” because the CMDN website, his piece, and his Twitter feed are all set to private.  I say “blew it” because it was a dirty pun.

Thank the FSM for Google cache, though, because we still have his article in all its glory.

Would you like to go through it with me?

Here we go!  Off to Crazy Town!  Population: B-Skillet.

I’ll be the first to admit it.  A couple weeks ago I predicted a Romney win.  I predicted this largely because he played up his alpha cred in the first debate.  But one photo-op on the Jersey Shore with Obama looking tough in a bomber jacket destroyed all that, which is yet another reason sane societies don’t let women get involved in government.

Great start.  Sane societies.  Like Saudi Arabia and Brunei.  I forgot that women only vote for men they want to bang.

But it sure explains why Daniel K. Inouye is the longest sitting senator.

DAAAAAAAMMMN

Instead, we are looking at four more years of skyrocketing debt, stifling regulation, and the only First Lady who could possibly be bitchy enough to make Hillary Clinton look feminine.

Step.  Off.  Hillary and Michelle Obama are amazing, strong, smart women.  Also, who has ever described Michelle Obama as bitchy?  She hung out with Elmo for Pete’s sake.

Ever since the primary debate when George Snuffleupagus seemingly out of nowhere asked Willard Mitt Romney about birth control (he’s Mormon, so I guess his position is “missionary”), we should have known how the leftists in the media and the Obama campaign (redundant, I know) intended to define the campaign. Because on radio ads, on TV, and on the web, the Democrats tried to make this election about a single issue:

The right to slut.

Out of nowhere?  Rick Santorum had been on a bender against contraception and its evils at that point, and being that a whole bunch of people care a lot about whether they are pregnant or not, I call that fair game.

And I would really like to point out that no one on the left would have had to make birth control an issue if the freaking GOP could leave it alone for a minute!  Birth control is a really important part of… you know what, actually?  It’s all been said.  It’s just willful ignorance keeping people from understanding what birth control is and how it works.

Or more precisely, the right to slut without the responsibility of consequences.  The famous “gender gap” isn’t really a gap based on gender.  The right overwhelmingly wins older and married women.  The “gender gap” should more accurately be called the slut vote.

Women make up about 54% of the electorate.  It is very hard to win without winning that segment, or at least losing it only narrowly while winning men big. While the right usually wins married women, the fact is that married women constitute an ever-decreasing share of the female population.  Women want to delay marriage as long as possible so they can “have it all,” and usually “have it all” means “have as much hot alpha sex as possible without any consequences.”  And thus, less married women and more sluts (not that these two groups are mutually exclusive, per se)

Yeah.  Screw women for not getting married.  Good one.  And how dare women want to have sex without getting knocked up. Poor, poor men who have to put up with women just slutting it up. The horror. Oh, and they want to delay marriage?  To what?  Work?  Date? Establish themselves as individuals by experiencing life as a single person? Hot damn, no wonder this country is going down the tubes!

Never mind that divorce rate goes up among couples that marry young.  You know what I like about B-Skillet?  He doesn’t let facts and figures get him down! That, and his super sweet nickname.  I’ll think of one for myself soon, don’t worry.

Okay, so lets skip ahead to some of the meat of his article (because it’s not even close to being done yet):

And that’s where the Democrats come in.  Contrary to common belief, the primary reason the Democrats own the black vote has nothing to do with civil rights.  The Democrats were only partially supportive of civil rights in the 60′s (with southern Democrats advocating “segregation forever”).  Lincoln was a Republican, and Republicans in the House and Senate voted for civil rights legislation in the 60s.

Rather, Democrats have won the black vote because the black community is dominated by illegitimacy, and the Democrats are willing to subsidize and support that illegitimacy (as well as provide access to cheap abortions) so as to take away from sluts the consequences of their actions. Consequently, young black people grow up on the dole and not only never realize there might be something wrong with that, but eventually come to believe that’s the way it should be.  The Democrats have won the black vote by first “empowering” single black mothers.

Let’s summarize. According to B-Skillet, all black people…

1) … are born out of wedlock

2) … are on food stamps

3) … are supported by the Republicans because they voted for civil rights 50 years ago (You’re welcome, by the way)

4) … need to be taught a lesson about not having sex by being denied access to birth control and safe abortions

So… yeah, that’s that.  If he is going to call all single women sluts, then I guess saying all African Americans are on welfare is just as logical.

This is now beginning to happen in white suburbia, except unlike women in the urban black community, white suburban sluts start from a place of relative wealth and privilege (daddy’s little princess).  Thus, food stamps — and increased rewards for having illegitimate kids while on food stamps — don’t (yet) appeal to them.

Wow.  This guy really hates women.  Does he know that if a woman qualifies for food stamps, the “legitimacy” of her child doesn’t matter?  Also, what an asshole.

So instead Obama appealed to rich white sluts by forcing someone else (the Catholic church, in this case) to pay for their birth control, and by scaring them about alleged threats to their ability to take advantage of Planned Parenthood’s services

Rich white sluts (that’s me, by the way) expect that their doctor-prescribed medicine is covered by their insurance?!  The nerve.

Also, “alleged” threats? Alleged? Check this out, B-Skillet:

I’ve said time and time again, I’m a pro-life candidate.  I’ll be a pro-life president. The actions I’ll take immediately are to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget.

You know who said that?  Presidential candidate Mitt freaking Romney. He said it three weeks ago. That is not an “alleged threat”; that is a goddamn campaign promise.

(Planned Parenthood being conveniently located in the minority part of town, of course, so as to provide anonymity to visiting white girls whose white girl friends never go over there — except to visit Planned Parenthood themselves).  This created a wedge issue in the suburban community that allowed Obama to play more strongly there than he might have if the election ended up purely about the economy or the national debt.

What the hell are you talking about now?  The closest Planned Parenthood to me is in the Gold Coast,  one of the nicest neighborhoods in Chicago. Maybe that’s an anomaly, but regardless, what does your statement even mean?

One thing one has to remember about women, especially slutty ones: They usually don’t make decisions based on reason.*

[*Citation needed]

 So all the Obama administration had to do was scare them that Mitt Romney was going to take away their birth control and their access to abortion.  The fear for them is that, without birth control and abortion, they might actually get pregnant and have to give birth.

It’s not the Obama administration threatening women’s healthcare access. That rhetoric is coming from the right.

And, you’re right. Without birth control, women are fearful that they would get pregnant. Because pregnancy is scary, life-changing, and (in many cases) dangerous.  That’s why sexually active women can and do make responsible choices if they don’t want to get pregnant and have a baby. Why is that an unreasonable fear?!

That is scary not simply because of the economic burden of having a child (since, hey, they can get all kinds of cash and prizes if that happens), but because if that happened then everyone would know they’re sluts, and their image as daddy’s pure little snowflake princess goes out the window.

Fuck.  You.

The right loses the female vote primarily because so many of them still operate from a feminist world-view:  Women are pure, perfect, kind, and altruistic, and the only reason they “get into trouble” is that some evil, conniving, manipulative man tricked them into sleeping with the entire football team.

Twice.

First of all, no one says “get into trouble.”  Second of all, I think you are making it very clear that that is not the point of view of men on the right.  Third of all, I’m not sure if you’ve been paying attention for the last few months, but it seems that there are plenty of others in your party who think that women who get raped or pregnant were asking for it.

And so, the Republicans believe they can win the female vote by focusing on education, or (as Romney did in the third debate) “peace,” or whatever feel-good idea the right can talk about without selling its soul too transparently.

Yeah, education and ending war is only something that fuzzy-wuzzy women can care about.

Admittedly, the desire to slut it up isn’t the only factor in the gender gap.  America has a fiscal problem primarily because women want free stuff without ever having to work.

I just want to apologize now, on behalf of my gender, for causing the financial meltdown of 2008.  My bad, bro.

America is over-regulated because women don’t want to have to compete in the free market.  America has profound moral problems in part because the rationalization hamster makes it impossible for 54% of the American electorate to ever admit a moral shortcoming.

However, this election cycle shows that the Slut Vote is real, and Republicans lose because they discount the existence of original sin in women.  Abortion is often called the “third rail of American politics,” but in truth, the third rail is a woman’s right to slut (with cash and prizes).

I have to wonder if this guy has a wife or a girlfriend or a sister or a mother.  And I have to wonder what she did to him to have such a hate for single women. And really, women in general.

The only thing that’s more of a bummer than this article are the comments afterwards, patting him on the shoulder.

I think we should all take a moment to be thankful that there is a Christian Men’s Defense Network to protect tiny, powerless, chaste men like B-Skillet.

J-bullet, out.

(Via Gawker)

***Update*** (via Hemant): It looks like the Google cache of the page is down… but that’s why Baby Jesus invented screenshots… which I took yesterday:



About Jessica Bluemke

Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WalrusInc Ted Thompson

    On behalf of my gender, I’d like to apologize for thunder cunts like that guy.

  • http://womenarepersons.blogspot.com/ S.E. Andres

    It’s so hard to believe that people think like this, that this seems at all rational to ANYONE.

  • http://twitter.com/silo_mowbray Silo Mowbray

    Great post Jessica, bravo!

    There was one point I wished you explored further, where dudebro B-Skillet wrote:


    Women want to delay marriage as long as possible so they can
    “have it all,” and usually “have it all” means “have as much hot alpha
    sex as possible without any consequences.”

    The mention of “alpha sex” (in reference to ‘alpha males’) speaks a great deal to what’s going on in the minds of these douchecakes. They see themselves as ‘beta males’ and want to have sex with women that are “unspoiled” (read: “virginal”). These “betas” or whatever you want to call them seem to be possessed of two salient traits:1. A thorough sense of entitlement to sex with women, and;2. Unmitigated sexual jealousy, whereby women who have had sex with other men drives them spare.This really is all about a group of juvenile (and I don’t mean chronologically) males who stamp their collective foot in spoiled rage when women, who are viewed as chattel and sex receptacles, don’t behave like they’re “supposed to.” And so talk about slutty sluts and original sin and it’s God’s will that women attend to their needs erupts and serves as some sort of faux-moral salve for their sexual frustrations.

    No horizontal rhumba for them!

    EDIT: Fixed formatting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnonymousBoy Larry Meredith

    Maybe his mother “B”eat him with a “Skillet” a few too many times.

  • punsahoy

    So I guess we can say the slut demographic put out the vote.

  • http://atheistlutheran.blogspot.com/ MargueriteF

    I read this ridiculous blog post earlier today. I applaud you for your lengthy rebuttal. My only response was pretty much the same one you got to near the end: “Fuck you.” This guy is frankly too rabid to argue with.

    I will make a slight effort at being more articulate by adding that it’s sad to me that people insist on calling a normal human interest in sex “sluttiness.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnonymousBoy Larry Meredith

     There’s a cash and prizes for having children?

  • Tom_Nightingale

    Yup, you got it.

    Insecure Christian Bro’s Defense League of Probably Only One Bro

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Judith-Bandsma/1539649418 Judith Bandsma

    To the writer of that screed…I am an “older” (67, if you really have to know), MARRIED (40 years) woman. And I wouldn’t vote for a right-wing candidate if the Koch brothers paid me what they did Romney’s campaign.

  • http://twitter.com/silo_mowbray Silo Mowbray

    To put perhaps a more fine point on it, B-Skillet and his ilk insist on calling WOMEN having a normal human interest in sex as slutty. Men can have sex with as many women as they like with no consequences. And the women who have sex with lots of men are slutty sluts and who cares because what man would want to marry THOSE women anyway?

    Fucking hypocrites. Fucking hypocrites who go “WAAAH!” when they don’t get their way.

  • Dorfl

    “I have to wonder if this guy has a wife or a girlfriend or a sister or a mother.”

    Naw, I think guys like him crawl out from underneath damp rocks.

  • Antinomian

     Women want to delay marriage as long as possible so they can “have it all,” and usually “have it all” means “have as much hot alpha sex as possible without any consequences.”  
    The hand on my ‘lonely socially awkward neckbeard with a fleshlight as his only sexual companion’ detecting gauge went to high fan with that comment.

  • CelticWhisper

    “On behalf of my gender, I’d like to apologize for thunder cunts like that guy.”

    Don’t.  You have nothing to be sorry for, nor do I.

    We are male people.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  There’s nothing negative about it.  There’s nothing destructive about it.  Nor is there anything special or exceptional or inherently positive about it.  Gender just is.

    B-Skillet, on the other hand, is a raging sexist asshole.  There is absolutely something wrong with that, and he must be made to bear full responsibility, as an individual, for that position and what it has led him to say because he, as an individual, has adopted and espoused that position.

    To apologize on behalf of men, on behalf of half the human race, is to let B-Skillet off the hook for his ignorance and prejudice.  There’s one person responsible for it and thus one person who must stand alone when it’s time to pay the piper – B-Skillet himself.

    B-Skillet, if you’re reading this, you make the world a worse place.  If I had a choice, I would not share a planet with you.  Your baseless condemnations serve no worthwhile purpose and only fan the flames of animosity between human beings over a matter that should have long since been considered utterly immaterial in nearly every way: gender.

    In conclusion, B-Skillet, I’d like to suggest that you draw yourself a nice, hot bath, climb on in, and run a straight razor along your forearms nice and deep.  Sweet dreams forever, you goddamn sexist bottom-feeder.

  • Tainda

    You beat me to it!  That’s exactly the point I was going to make.  His use of the word “alpha” puts a picture in my mind of a man that got picked on (or picked on in his mind) by the jocks at school and still hasn’t gotten over it and grown up.

  • http://twitter.com/silo_mowbray Silo Mowbray

    You know, I’d respect them a lot more (as in “more than not at all”) if they’d just come out and say, “We want pussy that’s all ours. How do we get some?”

    It doesn’t help them achieve that goal any, but at least they’d be honest.

  • RobMcCune

    Clicking on the link it now says the blog is marked private, good riddance. Thanks Jessica for having the stomach to read through the whole thing. I had seen this over on Dan Finke’s live blogging of the election, but when I figured out it was a blog for fundie MRAs I quit reading out of disgust.

    Sadly it seems the right is just going to get madder at what ever group it their personal favorite to hate. Hopefully it will only serve to marginalize them more in the future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnonymousBoy Larry Meredith

    In this article he links to another when saying “(not that these two groups are mutually exclusive, per se)”

    The article he links to is “So Your Christian Wife Cheated on You – Part 1″, where he states that Focus on the Family and other Christian institutions have “given themselves over” to secretly hidden feminism.

    Lol.

  • http://twitter.com/silo_mowbray Silo Mowbray

    Isn’t that so typical of them? If something they don’t like happens among their own, they put it down to betrayal and conspiracy rather than the much more likely “people are waking up to the value of human rights.”

  • Antinomian

    And I guarantee that he buys lotion and kleenex in bulk at Costco.

  • Tainda

    I didn’t get any.  Now I’m pissed and want retro compensation!

  • TM

    “I have to wonder if this guy has a wife or a girlfriend or a sister or a
    mother.  And I have to wonder what she did to him to have such a hate
    for single women. And really, women in general.”

    I know that it’s not your intention, but you just blamed his assholery on his mother. For all we know, his Dad is a flaming misogynist and passed it on to him.  Or he belongs to Mark Driscoll’s church. Or whatever. Regardless of its origin, him being a nasty horrible person is all on him.

  • Dats3

    Wow! You certainly have more patience than I do. I just can’t bring myself to read all of that crap. For this guys information, my 67 year old mother, a registered republican, married almost 35 years voted for Obama. Her words as to why, “I don’t think Romney’s policies are very good for my daughter and granddaughters. He seems to have difficulty with the truth.” So is my mom a slut? Fuck this guy!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GIK2LNOOIERDVWXBJBN76JAHH4 Cheryl Kohout

    You just **know** that B-Skillet is a omega dog who hasn’t had a real relationship with a real woman in years.

  • Tom_Nightingale

    This is the most penis-headed thing I have ever read.

    He sees women as good for two things: sex and making babies. And since Democratic-voting women don’t happen to like his idea of who is most deserving of their sex (“alpha” Republicans like himself), he cries that they deny him and his buddies the power to create a society where women would obey their husbands and put out on demand.  He might think, “Pussy should be had be those who only believe that women should never govern or vote, simply because they better subjects than citizens”

  • Reginald Selkirk

    I’m wondering why B-Skillet doesn’t have a seat in congress and a spot on the House science committee. He seems to have all the necessary qualifications.

  • Scott

     If I did something wrong, I’ll apologize for myself.  Thanks

  • Daniel

    Wow.  Can I say that as the father of two “pure little snowflake princesses”, I really don’t expect them to marry the first person they sleep with.  I’ll actually be kinda disappointed with them if they marry the first person they date.  They will certainly know that neither their mom nor I did so.  I’d also prefer they wait until they have careers before kids.  30ish would be nice for kids.

    Oh, and assuming one or both daughters are straight and they decide to marry, if they marry someone who knows me so little that they decide to “ask me for my daughter’s hand in marriage”, I’m going to demand they gift me some livestock first.

    I really, really pity B-skillet’s wife and any daughters, if he has them.

  • ARB

    Following that logic, my 93 year old Grandmother would also be a slut.  I double dog dare B Skillet to call Grams that to her face.  Don’t mess with Gram.  She doesn’t move as fast as she used to but her tongue is still viciously sharp.

  • Paul Paulus

    Jeez, Jessica… 3 posts on the front page at one time?

    What have you done? Quit your job from 1956? Taught your boyfriend to make his own sammiches?

    I don’t care really… just keep ‘em coming.

  • Alexandra

    I read this this morning on Jezebel, and the thing is, he’s not entirely wrong.  Yes, minorities and women decided this election and the fact that he sees them as sluts and welfare queens was a huge part of that.  He’s totally nailed the problem, he’s right on, he just doesn’t quite see that it is exactly his ideology and rhetoric of sluts and moochers that screwed the Republicans over so badly.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    There’s a built-in retribution for people like B-Skillet. He’s condemned himself to be a bitter, angry, woman-fearing, (and I suspect lonely) RAGING ASSHOLE for his whole life. Think about how sad that is. One life to live, and he has to be him for the whole thing. Kinda harsh. 

  • Obz0cky

    The use of “alpha” identifies B-Skillet as a Men’s Rights Activist, and one of their favorite terms is “alpha cock carousel,” usually their perception that every other guy is getting some but them. And conversely, every girl is getting it on with dudes who aren’t them. And eventually the girls become women, their most fertile years behind them, trapping a brilliant yet modest nice guy beta into paying for their shoe addiction and other men’s children, until they divorce and return to the bar scene for more alpha sex, except they’re old and therefore less attractive, so, useless.

    But really, it’s not a new question: how many guys does a girl need to sleep with to be considered a slut? MRAs respect other men so much they’re terrified by potential comparisons. Usually they come up short. (In their pants.)

  • Lagerbaer

     You have to wait for it to trickle down.

  • Gary O’Brien

    “I have to wonder if this guy has a wife or a girlfriend or a sister or a mother. ”

    Mother? Naw, he is a failed clone experiment.

  • jose

     Who won the shithead vote?

  • http://profiles.google.com/davydd.norris David Philip Norris

    Michelle Obama bitchy? That could maybe – maybe – be said of Hillary, although that charge reflects our society’s still negative view of assertive and capable women, which Hillary most certainly is. Hillary was the first First Lady to have her own office in the White House and actually get things done as an administrator, especially in education and health care reform. There’s a reason our president deploys her around the world.

    But Michelle is quite possibly the classiest First Lady to ever grace the White House, and I’m a huge fan of Jackie-O.

  • http://profiles.google.com/davydd.norris David Philip Norris

    “Respect the cock! And tame the cunt!” I can’t get Tom Cruise’s character from Magnolia out of my head when reading or listening to misogynists like B-Skillet.

    And “B-Skillet”? That’s a monicker you get in high school or college. If you still have that as an adult man, you either never moved on or never grew up.

  • nakedanthropologist

    Dearest B-Skillet:

    Go fuck yourself with an egg beater.  I’m guessing someone is a bitter, morally shrivelled boy who has icky feelings about his “down there”.    I feel sorry for the woman who bore you, and any and all related to your most abominable person.  Here’s a tip: I (and every other woman out there) don’t exist to solely incubate babies – I exist for myself; my life is what I choose to make it.  I get that you’re intimidated, what with women becoming rising forces in business, education, and government – and sure, we no longer technically need your involvement, permission, or societal approval to reproduce.  Which means, B-skillet-butthurt, you’ll have to achieve hearth and home through your own graces – not patriarchal providence.  Good luck with that, as you’re obviously doing so well.

    P.S. Go fuck yourself again, because its quite obvious from your misogynistic and wild delusions that no one in real life will want to join you.  Have fun with that oven mitt, it’s as close to another’s hand as you’re probably gonna get.

  • nakedanthropologist

    Well said, Celt – and incredibly accurate.  Ted’s intentions were great, if (I think)misguided (please no offense Ted!).  No one can blame an entire gender because one guy is a raging sexist asshole.  You’re right – it lets B-skilless off the hook, when he’s entirely responisble for his own words and actions. 

  • Michael Miles

    Where I come from, bad mouthing sluts would earn you a beatin.

  • Gwydion Frost

    So… the only logic I can come up with on why a name like B-Skillet would come about…? It’s gotta be that thing you drop the egg into, to imagine your (B)rain on drugs. You know– “This is your (B)rain. This is your (B)rain on drugs. Any questions?” He must be the (B)rain Skillet… something FRIED.

  • Jessica

    What can I say, Paul?  When the muse calls, I must respond!
    (By “muse” I, of course, mean insane assholes who have gone off the deep end who must be mocked)

  • CelticWhisper

     “When women vote, the country moves forward.”

    This ignores those women who voted for Romney and those men who voted either Obama or third-party.

    I agree with your overall sentiment but there’s a lot more to each voter’s contribution (or lack thereof) to progress than their gender.

  • NewDawn2006

    Why is it that he never addresses the men that these “sluts” are having sex with?  Are they not just as slutty?  And what about the consequences for them for having sex?  Do they have any?  And that last one was a stupid question because obviously this dude hates women…  Oh, and is REALLY jealous of all the sex the people around him are having.  Obviously he isn’t getting any…

  • Beadknitter

    Gee, if he isn’t a misogynist to the very core of his being, I don’t know what is.

  • http://profiles.google.com/davydd.norris David Philip Norris

    Eh, you’re right. I’m always fighting that kind of narrow-minded gender thinking in my own head. It IS more complex than that. Might it be more accurate to say that when feminists vote, the world moves forward? That goes for places like Pakistan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where women are taking brave steps toward change. After all, one *can* be a woman and not a feminist, as evidenced by Romney’s binders-full-of women voters (which blows my mind, although not as much as the self-hating Log Cabin Republicans and GoProud).

  • smrnda

    I get sick of this griping about “Catholic Employers being forced to pay for contraception.” It isn’t like the employees actually WORK or anything, no, it’s just a total handout. The workers have every right to demand a health care package that meets their needs, regardless of the opinions of their sanctimonious employers regarding what they might be doing sexually.

    Also, women are having sex, being open about it, and could care less about this guy’s opinions. If he’s got a problem with women having sexual agency, that’s his problem. Women (and a lot of men) could care less about whether or not women meet his standards of ‘virtuous.’

    Guys like this are just losers who know that equality for women means they won’t get laid (or won’t get their ‘helpmeet’) and probably, that other guys are thinking of them as losers as well, losers who can’t handle equality.

    The reason sexually active women use birth control isn’t that they care about who knows they are having sex, but that they are using reason and know that a pregnancy would not fit into their life plans at the moment. He’s making this assumption that women actually feel ashamed of their sexual behaviors, which is obviously false.

  • Envy Burger

    Beautifully said!  I agree with it all.  I like Hillary.  But I think Michelle is almost as class as one can get.  But I’m just a slut lookin’ for free stuff.  What do I know?

  • Envy Burger

    classy :|

  • http://profiles.google.com/davydd.norris David Philip Norris

    Yup, you’re clearly just looking to have the government pay for you to have more sex. You government prostitute! ;-)

    Yes, I don’t think you can get any classier than Michelle. She could show up in grey sweats and still look better than any those Republican women.

  • Camorris

    I am a Canadian but am closely linked to America by a daughter and grandchild.

    My political leanings tend to be conservative on fiscal issues and liberal on social issues. This thread shows me that I could never support the Republicans with the current mindset of that party. It is a shame that Americans have lost the service of a good political alternative. I would encourage the GOP to cleanse itself this rot and restore itself to respectability.

  • Willy Occam

    And assuming B-Skillet thinks he is earning a ticket to heaven after cashing in his chips for this life, one has to wonder what all those good Christian women think about spending eternity with this insufferable assclown wandering around.

  • Cincinatheist

    Gold star commnt of the day.

  • nakedanthropologist

    Alright, this is really immature of me (I know) but I’m gonna totally fangirl on you now!  Your posts are always reasoned, intelligent, and articulate.  Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/samffmendez Sam the Fastfan

    Awesome post Jessica! You go girl!! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/kristenefournier Kristen Fournier

    [*Citation needed] kinda sums up that whole thing

  • http://twitter.com/samffmendez Sam the Fastfan

    Bravo Daniel! Bravo! I agree with you so damn wholeheartedly! As the father of 4 young women, I have offered them the view that THEY are in control of their bodies both sexually and emotionally. No man – or woman – should control them. Ever. 

    Now … about the livestock … 

  • Marco Conti

    He makes it sound like a bad thing….

  • http://boldquestions.wordpress.com/ Ubi Dubium

    The only “trickle down” I ever got with having children was when you let a kid go too long between diaper changes.  And you really don’t want the “prizes” from that.

  • Sue Blue

    Is it just me, or does this guy sound like a microdick who can’t get it up unless a woman is tied up, on her knees, or unconscious?    An inadequate loser whose masculine identity is so fragile his whole worldview is shattered by women who can – gasp! – think and act for themselves?  What a nasty, whiny little prick.  Newsflash, buddy – if any woman reads your bullshit screed, forget about getting laid.  Ever.

  • Marco Conti

    Not anymore he doesn’t. If they caught his blog before it went dark.

  • kaydenpat

    “Rich white sluts (that’s me, by the way)”

    Funniest line in your excellent post, Jessica.

    B-Skillet really hates White women and Blacks, doesn’t he?  Poor Republicans.  With this mentality, they’ll be out of the White House for quite some time.

  • kaydenpat

    HA!

    Where do you come from? LOL.

  • kaydenpat

    It’s funny that although I strongly disliked Bush the younger, I have nothing negative to say about his wife.  I would never attack a politician’s wife just because I don’t like the politician.  I don’t get the attacks on Michelle Obama at all.  I had to laugh when the Rightwingers freaked out because she encouraged children to exercise. How evil of her!! 

  • Efogoto

    I lost my partriarchy handbook, but I recall something about “men having sex with lots of different women is awesome and enviable, but women having sex with lots of different men is slutty and disreputable.” Also, “lots of men having sex with one woman is pretty good too,” and thus the football team example where, of course, there is no derogatory view of a football team that would sleep with one slut, twice.

  • Deven Kale

     Me too, but only if you do it right. ;)

  • ganner918

    Why is it that these people always think sex should have “consequences?”

  • Helanna

    Jessica, you are a far stronger person than I. I had to stop reading about halfway through before I actually had a heart attack from sheer rage. It was somewhere around “Remember that women, especially slutty ones, don’t make decisions based on reason.”

  • brianmacker

    He makes some stupid and offensive arguments. There is still no valid reason to force for me to pay to keep Sandra Fluke’s uterus embryo free. Well except if I’m fucking her, and even then it is debatable since I have a vasectomy, and she might just be screwing other guys.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OE7LEYELE4MZTVXGZUSVTBFUI julie

    “Obama appealed to rich white sluts by forcing someone else (the Catholic church, in this case) to pay for their birth control”
    Yes, Obama came out with a law that states that anyone who wants birth control can get it for free from the Catholic Church. It’s as simple as that.

    “Planned Parenthood being conveniently located in the minority part of town, of course, so as to provide anonymity to visiting white girls whose white girl friends never go over there”

    Wait, I thought they did that so they could kill black/Hispanic fetuses because they’re racist? I love how they just make this shit up to support whatever their shitty argument is this time…

    “They usually don’t make decisions based on reason.”

    I always find it funny to hear some guy’s emotional, hateful rant about how women are so irrational and they don’t actually think about think about things…wow.

  • http://twitter.com/dland Dave Land

    The Google cache has been taken down, but search for “What the Right Doesn’t Get About Elections” and you’ll eventually find at least one copy of the text of his diatribe on pastebin.com. I’m sure that other mirrors will show up if interest in this post lasts more than a day or so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tracy.Bradley1 Tracy Bradley

    It’s MRA/PUA jargon – women want to ‘ride the cock carousel’ with bad-boy ‘alpha males’. Women have a ‘hamster’ brain that… something. Women who don’t fuck them are sluts. Women who do fuck them are sluts. And so on. ManBoobs.com is a great resource, if you want to poison your brain with even more MRA fun!

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    I must have missed the reason for digging up the deliberately private source text.

  • angryrachel

    I had a great response to your article with a couple of other important points that I thought should have been made all floating around in my head. And then you called yourself J-Bullet, and I laughed so hard I had an asthma attack and promptly forgot whatever smart thing I was going to say. Well, I could blame it on the asthma, or I could blame it on being a Slutty McSlut Face and being a woman, in general. Decision, decisions.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Defending him?

    He made it private because of the backlash his douchebaggery was getting him. He made it private to hide. Fuck no, people shouldn’t allow him that.

  • JayShap

    On the one hand, it is terrifying that people think this way.  On the other hand, it’s encouraging to see that a lot of the general response to the loss has been “we lost to the amoral majority.  Waaaaah!”  This attitude isn’t particularly actionable, so the racist misogynists aren’t going to gain much ground politically anytime soon.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke, Blonde

    i used to believe people like this wrote that kind of screed for the attention. but it seems the interwebs are too powerful for them to stand, and all they can do is run away, the minute they get googled into reality. it’s rather pathetic, actually. 

  • Pseudonym

    You just know that if life had been different, this guy could have become a “pick-up artist”.

    What I love is that Gawker refers to him as “noted bloggist B-Skillet”. I guess that’s technically correct (the best kind of correct) now that he’s been taken note of.

    Rush Limbaugh I have heard of. Ann Coulter I have heard of. I have not heard of you.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    I am currently considering whether he should be defended. I have doubts that unpopular opinions void one’s right to privacy.

    Are you offering “douchebaggery” as an adequate reason for violating privacy?

  • Pseudonym

    I guess I’m too much of an optimist. I’ve seen enough cases of people seeing sense and for their past sins that I believe that anyone is capable of it, no matter how unlikely it is.

    Suggesting that he commit suicide, by the way, is unbecoming. Please don’t drag this down to his level.

  • Deven Kale

     Once you put something on the internet, it’s public- and there’s nothing anybody can do about it. If he wanted this particular opinion to stay private, he shouldn’t have put it on the internet in the first place. Maybe the backlash from this will teach “B-skillet” (WTF kind of name is that anyway?) a hard lesson.

  • Nancy

    Ahhh! It must be the fault of…his mother??? 

  • http://twitter.com/silo_mowbray Silo Mowbray

    No privacy was violated. He. Posted. On. The. Internet. Only after he was criticized did he suddenly make his post go dark.

    How hard is that for you to understand?

  • Deven Kale

    You didn’t finish the sentence, but I’m assuming you mean “atoning for their past sins,” right?

    If so, I don’t see why you think that’s a positive. It’s basically saying, “Oh, this person who had nothing to do with what I actually did forgives me for something I never did to them? GREAT! I’ll pretend it never happened and just try not to do it again then!”

    Seems a bit like a cop-out to me. If I honestly believed that something like that could happen, I might buy into the whole mythology myself.

    Yeah I know, completely not the point of what you were saying, but when I see something like this I have a hard time not saying something. Maybe I need to work on my self-control…..

    Edit: invalid tag usage… ;)

  • CelticWhisper

    My personal choice of words would be “When gender-egalitarians vote, the world moves forward” but I’ve been known to be a stickler for gender-neutral terminology and I certainly don’t want to start any fights over semantics.

    But however you slice it, you’re on the right track: Progress depends on what people think, say and do, and not on what they are.

    I’m actually not familiar with the Log Cabin Republicans or GoProud.  I think I’ve heard LCRs mentioned by name once or twice but I don’t have much of an idea what they’re all about.

    *le Google*

    “National gay and lesbian Republican grassroots organization.”

    What.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    What I know about this came from the post by Jessica. The links lead to (surprise!) private pages. Nowhere in her text did I find any mention of when the source text was posted, why it was posted, when it became private, and why it became private.

    This idea that the source text was made private after negative criticism is unconfirmed, coming from people like you. It might even be true, but how would I know?If it was retrieved after being made private, that seems like a violation of privacy to me. 

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    The Clergy Project comes to mind.

  • Pseudonym

    Yeah, I meant that. Sorry, missed it before posting.

    By “atoning for past sins”, I mean that people who see the error of their ways sometimes end up working against the bigotry they previously stood for. Hey, a guy can hope.

  • CelticWhisper

    Oh, I make no claims to the moral high ground on the suicide bit, and I disavow any pretense of speaking for atheists other than myself (so fuck you christians reading this, you can’t use my words against the rest of us).  I’ve just seen so many fundie blowhards like B-Skillet spouting their bile and hiding behind faith that if one were to tell me point-blank they were contemplating ending their life, I’d probably hand them the razor myself.  “I’ll be just outside the door.  Gurgle when you’re done and try not to bleed on the rug.”

    I realize it probably makes me a bad person, but there comes a time when you just have no patience left for all the shit they never stop spewing.

  • RobMcCune

    I first saw the post referenced on Camels with Hammers election night. It wasn’t a private post then.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/2012/11/camels-with-hammers-liveblogging-the-2012-election/

  • Stev84

     Because it would be too much fun otherwise

  • Deven Kale

     That’s been private since the very beginning, and has never been available to the public at large. So while it’s technically “on the internet” as I said, I guess I’d have to add the caveat that it’s only public once made available to the public.

    If it was always private, after all, there would never have been a cache for us to access in the first place. Not even Google can access private data, so it couldn’t have made a cache of a private post.

  • Deven Kale

     Well if that’s really all you meant, I can totally get behind that! Religious or not, I don’t care- not being a bigot is always a positive in my book. ;)

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “The right loses the female vote primarily because so many of them still operate from a feminist world-view”
    Interesting, but I am pretty sure most feminists don’t like a world view that  states “Women are pure, perfect, kind, and altruistic, and the only reason they “get into trouble” is that some evil, conniving, manipulative man tricked them into sleeping with the entire football team.”

    Feminists don’t blame  men for their problems they just wanted to be treated as equals. 

    Have to say I love the phrase “rationalization hamster.” 

    So if women that don’t want to marry and have as much sex as they want are sluts what does that make men who don’t want to marry and want to have as much sex as they can?

  • JohnnieCanuck

    First he posted it publicly so that anyone who came along could access it. Then he made the post private so no-one else could access it from his site.
    That doesn’t mean that suddenly everyone who quoted him now has to erase his words from their sites in order to respect the change he made to his site.

    If I libel you in the first edition of my book, I can’t hide  from my liabilities by pulling the remaining copies off the shelves when you complain.

    In other words, the horse has left the barn regardless of whether he closes the door later.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    The Camels with Hammers link, posted by Deven Kale, makes it clear that the source text was posted publicly, and presumably, deliberately so. That resolves my doubts about this. Fair game.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    I agree. Problem resolved.

  • Envy Burger

    The racist attacks and the attacks on her appearance are the most heartbreaking.   She is a gorgeous woman.  I hope her daughters never have to see or hear those things said about her mom.  Luckily, I’ve never heard anything negative said about the Obama girls.

  • Envy Burger

    That song will forever be married to this article now :D.  I’ll be adding “Slut Vote” to the lyrics in my mind.  

  • Envy Burger

    I didn’t have an asthma attack, but I laughed so hard when I read this.  This was seriously an amazingly good and funny article.  You go J-Bullet!  I’m laughing now, hours later.  I just can’t get over it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnonymousBoy Larry Meredith

     I think what you’re referring to the saying that men are keys and women are locks. If a key opens many locks, it’s a master-key. If a lock is opened by many keys, it’s a shitty lock.

  • Pseudonym

    Oh, I totally get the lack of patience for bullshit, though for completeness, some perspective is probably in order. This is one guy who practically none of us had heard of before reading this very blog post.

    On the flip side, the United States has an awful lot of people living in it, and hence there’s a critical mass of pretty much anything, including this guy’s bullshit. So even a tiny proportion of people is a lot of people.

    However, I really don’t like making light of suicide, which is a very serious problem affecting society. My wish for this guy is that he see the error of his ways. Failing that, it’s a toss-up between more public ridicule or more obscurity and irrelevancy than he currently has. (Sadly, the two are mutually exclusive.) Either way, I don’t wish him dead.

  • Matt

    Thank you.

    I was looking for a google cache of the article b/c most of my family and friends didn’t see it in time.

    Now I can show them the article and stellar commentary.

  • http://profiles.google.com/davydd.norris David Philip Norris

    Yes, you read that correctly: gay republicans. Just like all those Jewish Nazis, or black Klan members. Somewhere a universe has imploded.

  • KeithCollyer

     he’s totally nailed something, but it isn’t a problem

  • jcm

    Looks like the Google cache is not longer available. Try this links instead: http://pastebin.com/fD7GZfB6

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1025224665 Matthew Crocker

    I don’t think he used a single word in that post according to its dictionary definition. Including “the.”

  • http://twitter.com/catdumpling Cat MacKinnon

    i just…i can’t…holy shit i have to go find something to punch.

  • Nate Frein

    It’s actually not that unbelievable when you think about it.

    These guys are rich (or want to be), white, and gay.  The white part gives them enough privilege that they can focus on the rich part without too much blowback from the gay part.

    When you’re in the 1%, you probably aren’t all that worried about the financial benefits of marriage, and you probably have the money to overcome the social drawbacks of not being married.

    Basically, these guys are saying that their money is more important to them than helping the rest of us queers get equal rights.

  • http://twitter.com/MaryWakulik Mary

     YOU ROCK!

  • The Other Weirdo

     

    Oh, and assuming one or both daughters are straight and they decide to
    marry, if they marry someone who knows me so little that they decide to
    “ask me for my daughter’s hand in marriage”, I’m going to demand they
    gift me some livestock first
    .

    Man, that’s classic. I’m gonna have to steal that one.

  • The Other Weirdo

     Screw that. I apologize only for the bad things that I have done, and only if I know I’ve actually done them, and I don’t need anybody apologizing for me for something someone else did merely because we share the same type of genitals. That’s like asking women to apologize for Andrea Yates.

    Like I say, screw that.

  • The Other Weirdo

     Very nice. Let’s all make sweeping generalizations about people we know absolutely nothing about other than the politics they maybe possibly espouse. Let’s make racial remarks while we’re at it, and load them with gayness-loaded angst. Stay classy, Nate.

  • John of Indiana

    I was blissfully un-aware that there was a MRA website devoted to “Christian” men who can’t get laid because their emotions haven’t reached puberty…

  • The Other Weirdo

     Sex does have consequences, that’s why birth control exists. My guess is that it’s because religion is too much concerned with the “out-there-and-then” as opposed to the “hear-and-now”. Somewhere out there, after you’ve died, somebody is going to judge you, and unless you’ve followed every silly rule written down thousands of years ago in cultures as radically different from ours as Klingons would be, you’re gonna burn in hell forever and ever. They are tiny people with fearful minds.

  • TsuDhoNimh

    Has he thought out the consequences of women deciding to go for abstinence (and a nice vibrator) if their access to birth control is legislated away? You know, doing the responsible non-slut thing?

    NO SEX FOR HIM! 

  • ReadsInTrees

    I wonder how he feels about married women (like me) who are staunchly pro-choice and really, really want access to birth control. Maybe he can’t comprehend the idea of a married woman that doesn’t want children immediately and often. Is it “slutting it up” if it’s with your husband?

  • Ahgualtieri

    I’m kinda wishing that I had yelled, “SLUT VOTE!” after casting my ballot.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OE7LEYELE4MZTVXGZUSVTBFUI julie

    It’s because they’re not merely fiscal conservatives, they are very much a government for the rich. Their ideas would not get much support on their own because only the upper class would vote for them, so they use religion to get as many votes as possible. They get the votes of the people who always vote for the pro-life candidate no matter what, and for those that do pay more attention to politics, they make it seem like their economic strategies are just as big of a moral issue to Christians as the social issues.
    It disgusts me and it shocks me that my conservative Christian friends don’t seem to notice it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OE7LEYELE4MZTVXGZUSVTBFUI julie

    You don’t pay for her birth control. She pays for her insurance and anyone else on the same insurance plan indirectly pays for it. She’s also indirectly paying for other people’s birth control, ADHD meds, diabetes meds, etc.
    I can’t think of any good reason why birth control wouldn’t be covered under someone’s insurance plan that *they pay for.*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OE7LEYELE4MZTVXGZUSVTBFUI julie

    My dad actually told my sisters that when a man does something wrong, it is because of his evil nature, but when a woman does something wrong, it was because she was tricked or confused.
    Yeah.
    That’s not what I was taught in feminism 101. It’s so weirdly insulting to say that women aren’t capable of the same assholishness as men are, and it’s just as insulting to say that we’re the ones who perpetuate this insult.

  • http://profiles.google.com/julielada Julie Lada

    Thank you. Xander’s quote from BtVS suddenly makes sense to me for the first time in over ten years. “Respect the cruller! And tame the donut!”

  • http://twitter.com/tardis_blue Tardis_blue

     So, in response to the raging, sexist asshole, you use a gender-based, anti-female insult?  Well done…

  • Jessica

    Agreed– When they scanned my ballot, I (half) jokingly threw my hands in the air and said “DEMOCRACY!”
    I obviously regret that and wish I yelled “SLUT VOTE” instead.  I think the old ladies and crazy people at my polling place would have loved that.

  • Tainda

    I am SO doing that next time!

  • Bird_of_Space

    Wait. What just happened? Something was just resolved in a polite and mature manner in the comments? THIS GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING I KNOW TO BE TRUE ABOUT THE INTERNET. I think I need to lie down. ;) 

  • Baal

     Do you (other weirdo) know of an alternative explanation for gay republicans other than the perceived financial angle?  I can only think of anti-POC racism or early brainwashing about what is good and thinking yourself as  ‘bad’.  I’m at a loss of a more neutral or positive explanation and don’t know any of the 1% who are also gay who are also pro-republican to ask.

  • Baal

     As a male slut who voted for Obama, I was kind of disappointed that the B-skillet ignored my class of folks.  Also, I want my prizes as I have a child.

  • CoboWowbo

    It’s interesting to hear/read some of the reactions coming from the Republican (losing) side. From what i’ve heard/read, there are two main types of reactions:

    1. Fear – “America is doomed”, gun sales rise, “Obama will have bankrupt the country”, “U.S. will become a Muslim Socialist nation”, “America died.”
    2. Anger – ““Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice!”, “revolution”

    Another reaction is blaming everyone but themselves. (“People want handouts”, “the slut problem”)

  • Baal

     As hateful and deserving of mocking as this guy and his post are, he is still a full human being and not a failed cloned experiment.  Don’t deny folks being a human. 

  • Peggin

     You’re awesome!

    I’ve always said that I would never marry any may who asked my father for his permission to marry me.

  • Peggin

     I’m pretty sure that, to assholes like him, any woman having any sex at all and actually enjoying it is “slutting it up.”

  • Gringa

    I just don’t understand how people (meaning this a$$shole)  think that premarital sex is entirely a woman’s fault, problem, or decision.  A woman cannot get pregnant by being horny.   A woman cannot get pregnant by masturbating.  In order to get pregnant, a woman needs sperm from a MAN.  (I doubt that many women head to a sperm bank to “slut it up”) And if that man would stick around to pay for and care for his child, there would be less need for government “cash and prizes.”  I would love to see what exactly he considers to be a prize – the opportunity to live in subsidized housing?

  • BruceMcGlory

    He’s just mad that the hot girl he had a crush on in high school was an atheist who wouldn’t sleep with his bigotted ass..

  • Pepe

    All praise Baby Jesus for the invention of screen shots.

  • chanceofrainne

    Something tells me he’s single.  And will remain single.  For a long, long time.

  • chanceofrainne

    Also known as Nice Guys™

  • chanceofrainne

    No need. He isn’t your fault or your responsibility.  Just, you know, try to raise your sons better.  :)

  • chanceofrainne

    Right! Because there’s ANY other explanation for queers to stay in a party that actively despises them.  YOU BETCHA.

  • Anon

    Given what I’ve been reading about rape statistics and men who rape recently, I’d give this guy a very high chance of being a rapist.  The attitudes of sexual entitlement and hatred/fear of women are all extremely clear.  So he might be getting to the “horizontal rumba”, but maybe not with consent.

    For a truly chilling read, read about self-admitted rapists who have never been caught at (if I’m allowed to post links): 
    http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/meet-the-predators/

  • ABGMale

    Dear Ladies,

    As a Man,   I would like to assure you that most of us (ie The other men I know) would like to lay the beating on this idiot’s ass that he obviously deserves.  We think it would be great if next time there is an election you could use your powers of “The Slut Vote” to give us legal authority to punch B-Skillet in the mouth every time he expresses his stupid opinions.  We’re just asking for one good whack per bad idea.  I think you’ll agree that more fat lips will greatly reduce the amount of idiocy being expressed.  I’m pretty sure that most men are willing to get behind the slut vote on this issue whenever it comes up.

    Signed,

    Alpha Beta Gamma Males

  • Envy Burger

    Beyond what you said, they aren’t even truly fiscally conservative (at least not in my mind).  The only thing they hold money back from are social programs and projects that would benefit citizens of this country [particularly the poor].  

    Otherwise, I’m not sure what planet people live on that think pouring trillions of dollars into a war that destroyed our economy, destroyed a country, and killed at least tens of thousands of people only to make trillions of dollars for the Military Complex and Oil Tycoons is fiscally conservative or responsible.  Also, where do tax cuts for the rich come in on the fiscally conservative spectrum?  

    In other words, the Republicans have absolutely no trouble spending an infinite amount of money in order to benefit themselves, but they won’t spend a dime for the sake of the people, the country or the environment.  And somehow they trick people into believing this is fiscal conservatism.  

    If I’m looking at this wrong, I’d be happy to be corrected.  I’m not an expert on this and I won’t pretend that my anger makes me one :).  

  • http://twitter.com/DevDaddyNick Nick Heilmann

    To be fair, I asked my wife’s dad for permission (more like his blessing) purely out of respect for the family, because as long as she would have me, his permission made no difference. Come to think of it, I didn’t actually ask him…I told him why I was going to marry his daughter, and he welcomed me to the family.

  • LifeInTraffic

    I am so screaming “SLUT VOTE” in every election in which I vote from now on, be it federal, state, local, project leader nominations at work…

  • kaydenpat

    Ha!  But not in a red state.

  • Rory

    If you’re going to apologize for sexist bullshit on my behalf, maybe do it without using the word ‘cunt.’

  • 3lemenope

    The most blindingly obvious explanation would be a person who agrees with the GOP on most issues and is also gay could possibly, you know, be a Republican.

    If you’re at a loss for how a person could be gay and Republican at the same time, there is no small number of organizations (like the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud) that you could look up on these here Interwebz.

    And for what it’s worth, it was a lawsuit by the Log Cabin Republicans that put DADT in its final coffin. So it’s not like in order to be a Republican, gay Republicans must stop caring about or acting upon issues important to the gay community.

  • Rory

     Interesting analogy!

  • Nate Frein

    Which doesn’t really disagree with what I said.

    All information on gay Republican organisations that I’ve found paints a pretty white picture of the groups.

    Further, about the only issue Republicans are for that would match any non-self-hating gay would be “fiscal responsibility”.  From a republican, this pretty much translates to “I’m rich and I want to be richer”.

    Sure, DADT is nice, but it doesn’t get in the way of a nice fat tax break for the 1%.  Caught in the clutch between supporting the candidate who would support their civil rights but might increase taxes on the 1%, or supporting the candidate that outright says that their lifestyle is evil and the government should not support equality, but will probably continue to support laws that benefit the 1%, the LCR chose to throw in with the money, not the equality.

    In other words (say it with me) “Decreasing my taxes is more important that gay equality”.

  • Envy Burger

    Me, too.  :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/MisterJuanderful Juan Alvarado

    Wow, I was bitter for some women tricking me into paying their bills, but I am all right now, because bitterness leads to the B-Skillet side.

  • pagansister

     I too am 67, married almost 48 years and I certainly did NOT vote for Mitt.  If he had been the only person running I wouldn’t have voted for him!    

  • allein

    Your use of the word “Ladies” made me read this in the voice of Isaiah Mustafa in the Old Spice commercials.

  • http://twitter.com/Kalyr Tim Hall

    The stuff on his blogroll is just as bad – they all preach the same really ugly misogyny in the name of religion.

    His blog probably had about a dozen readers until someone picked up on his post-election meltdown and it went viral.

     

  • Wonderful Venus

    I’ll be 29 on the 22nd (yeih for thanksgiving b-days..argghhh) single for almost 2 years, graduating with a masters in dec…and my dad would have killed me (ok be veery disappointed) had I not put my education first and made smart decisions on the guy I will one day end up with. About wanting it all…well I was brought up to be able to take care of myself rather than have to depend on a man to do so. My family-down to my 85 year old grandparents are very proud and find it very important that I am educated because TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!!!  My grandma just recently said she would not want to be young at this time…because things are much harder. Even if we find the ONE …that might not last long and we will have to be able to support at least our selves, possibly children too!!! What helps us do this better??? EDUCATION. At the same time I know plenty of other females -oh sorry…sluts, in my demographic, who sometimes wish they had not put off having kids—for it gets harder with time—It’s no longer a wanting to have it all thing (if it ever was) it is a ‘doing what needs to be done thing’!
    Another negative of being a female with higher education is that you are no longer satisfied with *men* like B-S. or might even scare off others who prefer women who do not make use of their brain and could possibly disagree… 
    So yeah, my dad wanted/wants me to be smart in many ways, education, choosing a partner and protected sex-he also knows that I am in no way a snowflake ;) 

  • Katy

    For real though, when I worry about getting pregnant, the fact that I’m still in the midst of my college education, that I don’t have a full time job, or that I’m simply not emotionally ready–  none of these top the list for why I would consider abortion.  Obviously this guy gets me, and my primary concern regarding my reproductive rights (as a rich white slut) is about the way people look at me.  B-Skillet is so right, I’m way more worried about my appearance as a virginal princess than I would be about, say, a history of mental illness in my family that I’m not comfortable passing on genetically to my child.  God.  I hope everybody thinks I’m a pure snowflake princess–  in fact, I spend most of my time thinking about that, and that’s why I couldn’t vote for Mitt Romney, the hero and saint who would expose my hypocrisy.

  • brianmacker

    Julie,

    You don’t understand insurance works in the free market and probably because you have no experience with one. In a free market system I would voluntarily purchase insurance for myself to cover what I need covered. I am paying for the coverage and even if I never receive a payment I have not been cheated because it is a form of gambling where I am shifting my risk to a counter party. The counter party is the insurance company not the other people purchasing insurance. So with a true free market system I do not pay for other people’s benefits.

    That all goes out the window when mandatory coverage and tax deductibility is forced on the system. It turns the policy into a tax avoidance and redistribution scheme. Contraception is something an individual can easily pay for, predict, plan, and save for. One doesn’t need insurance for it. I have a vasectomy plus even if I wasn’t I would prefer to pay for myself directly because it is cheaper than using insurance for a known and easily payable cost. Forcing me to pay is nothing more than a subsidy for those who desire coverage because it lowers their plan cost. Making the insurance tax deductible is also a subsidy because there are unavoidable government services consumed to provide the contraception that are not payed for.

    Granted, if I were the only person with a vasectomy in the country I’d on average only be subsidizing one three hundred millionth of Fluke’s contraceptive costs, but I’d be doing the same for three hundred million other people. Thus I would in fact be paying for one full persons contraception, plus the addition overhead of government and private adminstrators of the system for managing one insured person. I’m paying for someone’s contraception so I might as well claim it is Fluke since she is the party who is pushing forced coverage on me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Happydog-Potatohead/780639610 Happydog Potatohead

    Jessica, you so totally rock. The genius of taking a screenshot, so this crazy mofo can’t pretend this didn’t happen if he should ever try to date again. I salute you! 

  • Emily

     http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/glenn-beck-assails-malia-obama-11-for-asking-question-on-many-minds/

  • http://www.aicwebmaster.net/ Richard Smith

    Told my 22 y.o. daughter that I pay for no weddings until she has lived with the guy for a minimum of 1 year!

  • https://twitter.com/OffensivAtheist Bismarket

    Whenever i even think for a moment that i can’t be surprised by what some of those with influence in the US do or say, i get proven wrong again.

  • Hayleycaite

     Ted Thompson,
    Not to harp… just a thought though, apologizing for what you deem irreparable behavior by a type of man you despise by calling them cunts.  In effect… “he’s so horrible, let’s refer to him as female genitals” 
    …The sentiment is appreciated, but do you have to call him female?

  • Meeks

    If I wasn’t so busy being offended by his ill formed opinions, I would be offended at his terrible grammar. But then again, a poor education usually leads to poor, uninformed opinions.

  • Vaggiterian

    He /wishes/ he were a pick-up artist.

  • Cap’n Catscratch

     YES THANK YOU SO MUCH OH MY GOSH

  • Zombee

    Being a Democrat slut I love that the  Obama regime , the taxpayers and the Democrats are responsible for the behavior of my  vag -ina now. I feel so liberated….  free to be as irresponsible as I want to be without any consequences.

  • Diana Cunningham

    The cognitive dissonance is overwhelming. Please explain to me how “sluts” want to be able to slut it up with no consequences AND win “cash and prizes” for having kids at the same time. Parallel universe, maybe?

  • http://profiles.google.com/fader2011 Alex Harman

    I wouldn’t joke like that about Senator Inouye — sure, he’s a very old man now, but they don’t hand out Congressional Medals of Honor for looking sharp in your dress uniform, and in some circles that’s the ultimate “alpha cred,” as B-Stupid puts it.

  • amycas

     Do you have the same complaints about Viagra (and other ED medication) being covered on health insurance?

  • brianmacker

    Yes, I would have a problem with Viagra, vasectomies, and anything else being mandatorily covered. Removing the income tax deduction for insurance payments would go a long way towards solving these and other problems.

    That’s not patronizing. The first claim “you don’t understand insurance” is independently true. The speculation as to why was my best guess. Which is why I used the word “probably”. They are free to dispute that claim.

    You aren’t actually correct in your logic. Suppose I went to some fundamentalist school that teaches literalism. Suppose I reject the story of Noah. Suppose I was arguing with someone who believed in the great flood that went to the same exact school. Suppose I said they probably believe in Noah’s Ark because they were indoctrinated at the school. That same statement obviously doesn’t apply to me because I don’t believe the story.

    Many of the commenters here do not understand how insurance works in a free market. Heck, they don’t even understand how it works with mandates. As expected they are clueless to this fact.

  • brianmacker

    Obama would have won by more than 2% if that were the case.


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