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Category Archive: Crime

Jan 24 2014

It’s not a good time to be a Republican

Not that it ever is, but now…it’s the corruption. Christie, McDonnell, and — you knew this would happen eventually to one of the dumber conservatives — Dinesh D’Souza has been indicted for violations of campaign ethics. My big worry now with the Republicans in such disarray is that there won’t be much competition in coming …

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Jan 21 2014

I get email — gun-fondler edition

So, so tired of the gun-fondlers in my in-box…their arguments are so bad, so stupid, so off, and they don’t see it. It’s like the creationists who write to me with their sloppy reasoning and wacky assumptions — they aren’t persuading me, they’re just convincing me how wrong they are. Here’s the latest. Dear Dr. …

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Jan 17 2014

Deadbeat corporation

You had to know just from the name that Freedom Industries had to be an exploiter — that’s how right-wing capitalist thugs always name their enterprises. No surprise: they’re filing for bankruptcy. Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without tap water for the better part of a …

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Jan 17 2014

Gun culture in America

Write one post about gun control, and guess what happens? Your inbox fills up with crap from people who love their guns. Just love ‘em. It’s everything from calm descriptions of existing gun laws, and aren’t they onerous enough already (no, obviously, they aren’t) to veiled threats to show me how useful concealed handguns are …

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Jan 15 2014

Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé and the crime of love

Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé has died after being released from prison. On January 10, 2014, we learned that Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé had died in Cameroon. Roger had been sentenced to 3 years in prison because he sent another man an SMS that said "I’m very much in love w/u" – in a country where it’s illegal …

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Jan 13 2014

America has a disease

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A man and his wife are out on a movie date, and before the show starts, he talks to his 3-year-old daughter at home on his cell phone. And apparently he was doing some texting, too. Clearly, our big problem is our dependency on these ubiquitous little telecommunications devices… Wait, no, that’s not it. The …

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Jan 13 2014

How do you measure willingness to rape?

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I was sent this horrifying data table: an awful lot of people think there are circumstances in which force is legitimate to use in order to get sex. Now an interesting twist. The source for that table is defunct, but someone else bought the url fearus.org and has put together a fairly detailed analysis of …

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Jan 07 2014

One of the Steubenville rapists has been freed

And his lawyer has released a statement on his behalf. Got your puke bucket handy? Ma’Lik Richmond recently completed his designated time at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Detention Facility. The past sixteen months have been extremely challenging for Ma’Lik and his extended family. At sixteen years old, Ma’Lik and his family endured hardness beyond imagination …

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Jan 04 2014

‘Corrective rape’ aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians

All right, I have to stop reading world news first thing in the morning. What did I encounter today? A crisis in South Africa — there is an epidemic of really stupid men who believe the way to ‘cure’ lesbians is gang rape. "If we want to finish lesbians and gays they must be forcefully …

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Jan 03 2014

Please arrest David Brooks

He confesses to criminal behavior. He smoked marijuana in high school, although he later stopped. I think we gave it up, first, because we each had had a few embarrassing incidents. Stoned people do stupid things (that’s basically the point). I smoked one day during lunch and then had to give a presentation in English …

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