December 8th, 2010

Ya'll folks call me depraved buty I don't know much about sex...

""Gemma Lindfield, for the Swedish authorities, told the court Assange was wanted in connection with four allegations.
She said the first complainant, Miss A, said she was victim of "unlawful coercion" on the night of 14 August in Stockholm.
The court heard Assange is accused of using his body weight to hold her down in a sexual manner.
The second charge alleged Assange "sexually molested" Miss A by having sex with her without a condom when it was her "express wish" one should be used.
The third charge claimed Assange "deliberately molested" Miss A on 18 August "in a way designed to violate her sexual integrity".
The fourth charge accused Assange of having sex with a second woman, Miss W, on 17 August without a condom while she was asleep at her Stockholm home."

Are there Swedes or experts on sex around to comment? We, decent people of means, might have a different constitution and the only thing about 'violating sexual integrity' known to me so far is castration.
Re 'raping while asleep' I guess, all this jazz is about

Still I'm sstuck on so gennanten unlawful coercion.
Someone is trying to screw up our brains?

PTO Mods are kindly requested to put 'The word of wisdom' tag here - I'm well abouve my limits
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Hey, wanted to give y'all a scoop from our local online paper

"Christine O'Donnell—the Delaware Republican whose U.S. Senate race made her a national figure in the tea party movement—compared the extension of jobless benefits a "tragedy" on the level of other Dec. 7 tragedies like Pearl Harbor and the death of Elizabeth Edwards."

come on, Tea Party, I understand that you're soulless bastards who don't give a damn about the poor and unemployed but really, you're going to trivialize Pearl Harbor in that way?  (Nice of you to elevate the death of Elizabeth Edwards to Pearl Harbor, but even those of us who appreciated what she stood for think it's a little over the top.)  But what's next, food stamps are worse than 9/11? Anyway, keep it coming, hopefully this kind of craziness hastens the end of your 15 minutes and finally gets people to ignore you.

ETA: A couple of people have noted that my comment, by using  "come on, Tea Party ...",  unfairly paints the entire TP based on O'Donnell's stupid remark.  Fair enough, I won't try to argue that all Tea partiers believe what her comment would suggest she believes and I shouldn't have suggested that they do.  I will maintain, though, that it's important because despite her inclination to say such things and hold such beliefs she seems to have been embraced by the Tea party in general, these comments were made at a Northern Virginia TP gathering at which she'd been invited to speak, and Palin in particular.  To what extent does this show that the TP just isn't ready for prime time?  To what extent does it reflect general craziness in the TP.  (At some point "walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, is a duck", no? Or do we have to keep downplaying every single manifestation of TP craziness as just a single representative who fails to represent the TP?)    To what extent is this prioritization of spending cuts over helping the unemployed representative of TP philosophy?  To what extent will Christine O'Donnell's comments hurt the TP going forward?

ETA: Actual quote (h/t montanaisaleg ): "Tragedy comes in threes," O'Donnell said. "Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards's passing and Barack Obama's announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits."  S/he states it well: " Your local online paper wrote a story about a quote without actually including the quote. You wrote an LJ post about a quote without including the quote. Both of these things are annoying."   Agreed, comment below. (this post really sucked, sorry, will try not to let it happen again.)

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Senate removes Louisiana judge

The historic vote marks only the eighth time in history that a federal judge has been removed from office by the Senate.

Finally, the Senate does one thing that's actually Constitutional.

And though the senators sat in the chamber for the required quorum, they were not necessarily engaged. Senators tapped away on their BlackBerrys under their desks and sifted through manila folders stuffed with papers.

But of course they still have problems doing even something simple like paying attention. I guess they had already made up their minds or planned to just vote along the same lines as everyone else.
Godzilla, default

Tea Party for Assange posters start showing up in five, four, three, two......

The troll that runs Wikileaks has called for the US President to resign if in fact he knew about and approved of spying on the UN.

My prediction is that in the next few days the Right Wing will suddenly discover virtues in Assange's actions they never knew existed and defend this brave champion of freedom standing up against Fuhrer-Premier-Caliph Antichristlathotep. Stranger things have happened and given the US Right Wing has made Obama a simultaneous Islamist, Nazi, Fascist, Communist, Antichrist, Khorne, and one of the 10,000 forms of Nyarlathotep and Assange has now called for his resignation, well........

In the real world, this is where I say "I told you the man was a troll."