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White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”
Tim Dukeman has been featured here many times, and this Joshua Hugo chucklehead probably has, too.
Tim is studying at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. To become a pastor. To be in charge, if in a small way, of a group of people.
And holy fuck, that’s scary, and something I do not want to happen, even though I know that he’s not the only student there to hold these sexist views and think pseudo-clever shit like this is funny.
Ah yes, I remember Tim Dukeman from his involvement in one of my scariest posts…and one that I’ve received a TON of rape apologia on in the reblogs.
I had no idea he is in seminary school…that makes his level of terrifying even higher. If a guy who changes oil or does taxes or is a fry cook or a marketer is a rape apologist, it’s bad enough. But so many people look to their religious leaders to set their moral compass….and worse yet, to seek counsel from if they, themselves have been raped. So if a person in Dukeman’s hypothetical future church was assaulted and needed support, they will likely arrive at a person who will say, “Well what were you wearing??” And one who will tell his parishioners that consent is assumed between husband and wife (see link for context.)
I can’t. I just can’t with this.
Mary Fallin, Asshole of the Day for April 15, 2014
Raising the minimum wage has gotten a lot of traction lately. It hasn’t been raised in years, and in a slow economy, many of the people making minimum wage are people who are supporting themselves or family.
Many in the GOP have been opposing an increase to the minimum wage, for various reasons. Though the main one, even if unstated, is that it doesn’t help them and only helps people at the bottom, who they could give two shits about. Often you’ll see some pundit or politician say it doesn’t need to be raised, and will tell how they made minimum wage 40 years ago and did OK, but they refuse to acknowledge that the minimum wage they made was higher, sometimes much higher, when you factor in inflation. Proposals to get the minimum wage to $10.10 or $11.00 are basically raising the minimum wage to catch up with inflation. But that’s math, and as Bill Clinton pointed out in his 2012 convention speech, math isn’t the GOP’s thing these days. They prefer ideology to math.
But Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin isn’t content to just oppose an increase at the state or national level. Instead she forbid municipalities to raise it within their borders, as well as outlawing other things:
At a time when many states and cities are working passing minimum wage increases, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has gone in the opposite direction and signed a law banning cities from passing higher wages. The bill also bans them from enacting paid sick days or vacation requirements.
Republicans make a lot of hay about states’ rights and local control. They hate big government. But of course here Gov. Fallin is restricting local choices.
And for what? To keep the working poor poor. Remember, this isn’t about giving benefits to people who don’t work— it’s about allowing local municipalities making laws to make work pay. And she won’t let them.
She also blocked the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, which would have helped many of the working poor receive health insurance that their employers don’t offer. The Medicaid expansion is almost entirely paid for by the federal government, costing her state almost nothing. But she won’t take it to help her own citizens, even though that money will pass through the poor and fund hospitals and clinics.
So, for being so cruel to the working poor that she won’t let other people help them even when it costs her nothing, Mary Fallin is the Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Think Progress
Hundreds of people have been killed while defending the environment and land rights around the world, international monitors said in a report released Tuesday, highlighting what they called a culture of impunity surrounding the deaths.
At least 908 people were killed in 35 countries from 2002 to 2013 during disputes over industrial logging, mining, and land rights – with Latin America and Asia-Pacific being particularly hard-hit – according to the study from Global Witness, a London-based nongovernmental organization that says it works to expose economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction.
Only 10 people have ever been convicted over the hundreds of deaths, the report said.
The rate of such deaths has risen sharply – with an average of two activists killed each week – over the past four years as competition for the world’s natural resources has accelerated, Global Witness said in the report titled “Deadly Environment.”
my mom told me that in high school she use to get boyfriends at the beginning of February so they had enough time to get her a valentines day gift and then break up with them the day after and just keep the gift and one day she told her parents about it and they made her keep her boyfriend at least until the end of February and so she did and that boy is now my dad