The This Is An Outrage thread

What Louis CK did was weird, creepy, and an abuse of power. But nobody got hurt. I really don’t get the desire to endlessly punish him. It’s probably because he’s a soft target and he’s kind of getting vicariously punished for the crimes of other men the #metoo movement are unable/unwilling to go after.

EDIT: I’ve not really used vicarious correctly there, but I can’t think of a suitable word. Punished by proxy?

As a proxy.

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“When it comes to the #MeToo movement, I think it’s okay to question the source. It should transcend gender. It’s human rights. Cause if you don’t, anyone can be accused of anything at any time,” Garofalo said. “And if you’re not allowed to question that — I can say right now ‘I’ve got pictures of you molesting a child. Don’t question me!’ You know what I mean? Don’t question the questioner! Then it’s a Twilight Zone episode. And I think in any movement, for human rights, you’ve got to transcend gender, and you’ve got to consider who’s making the accusation and why and when, because it matters.”


Hopefully this is a sign of changes to come. Way, way past due imo. Makes sense that the American left’s wacky wing would use and Air America Radio’s Janeane Garofalo to introduce a change in orthodoxy to the more mainstream flock.

I think the odds are slightly better than 50-50 that the npc’s will listen to Garofalo.

Doubtful, those on the far left have the mentality they have nothing to learn from anyone, everyone needs to learn from them. Some Senators tried to moderate their new colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This was her response.

Hope they have fun with their new found “friend”.


They’d have struggled with Lenny Bruce. We really are going backwards.

Everyone loves Bill Hicks, yeah?

She promises to be a lot of fun to watch.

Anyone she can succeed in giving grief to has it coming.

While Dems are screaming impeach over Trump not being guilty enough re Russia, this has been going on…

Not quite sure where to put this…

Tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan are now entitled to compensation.

Under a eugenics law which was in effect from 1948 to 1996, people were made to undergo operations to prevent them having children deemed “inferior”.

Many of the victims had physical or cognitive disabilities, mental illness, or behavioural problems.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has issued an apology for the “great suffering” they experienced.

Under a new law that was passed on Wednesday, surviving victims will each receive 3.2 million yen ($28,600; £22,100). Many were children or teenagers when they were operated on.

They now have five years to apply for compensation, which will need to be approved by a board of experts.

Seriously? That’s it? Less than $30,000 USD? That is seriously messed up.

There’s a lot I could say about this, but it might get me banned.

I’d enjoy a discussion about eugenics, but I can see how it would probably become less than civil. Selective breeding of animals is taken as standard, merely mentioning it with regards humans sends people apoplectic, when it occurs naturally in evolution anyway.

If it weren’t for double standards…

She has standards, just odd ones. More so than any cynic. She sounds like she’s drunk or on some kind of medication.

You have to give her credit, though. Everyone’s heard of her, which is the first step.

AOC and her merry band of millennial socialists are just proving Goodwin’s law is true even in politics.

It’s all so tiresome. But at least we get some entertainment out of it.

I’ve never heard of or seen Angela Rye, but she is mos def part of the new hyperbolic way far left.

“I like had encyclopedias!”

The best argument for reparations I have yet to encounter:

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Passive aggressive posts like this enrage me!