The Bathrooms At Drumpf Tower

Uh oh, donny is pivoting to the general election and his most hard-headed ignorant followers are not going to be happy. He’s a New York liberal billionaire who is currently winning the republican nomination due to his brand, his ego, his trucker hat, and his bullying ways.

But as he pivots and unveils more of his policy ideas it will be interesting to watch the maniac low-information types deal with him.

Yesterday he was asked about the North Carolina bathroom law controversy. He said a transgender such as Caitlyn Jenner can use whatever bathroom they prefer in his buildings. Oops – wrong answer Drumpf! Your supporters are afraid of transgenders in their bathroom! Ew gross!


 

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Bill Burr expresses surprise. Tracy Morgan flirts. You can react how you want to a transgender person but North Carolina wants to prosecute them for where they pee.

 


The way it has always worked in america is if you were transgender and needing a public restroom you went into whatever side you felt most comfortable with in that situation. You minded your business in the bathroom and there was no problem.

The wise republicans of North Carolina felt it was time to make a change. They want bathroom use determined by the actual genitals in your pants and want serious legal punishment if you go into the other room. You can dress, walk, talk, and smell like a woman, but if there’s still any form of a penis in those pants and you go into the woman’s room in NC their law punishes you like a pervert preying on those women. If there’s minors using that restroom at the same time you can even be put on the sex offender list. Your life can be ruined because of which room you chose to pee in.

The law is pointless and tries to correct a problem that doesn’t exist. No one knows which bathroom a transgender goes into because no one inspects the genitals of strangers in bathrooms.

Paypal Inc. cancelled their plans for a new office in North Carolina, saying they will not invest in a state that discriminates against transgenders. Various entertainers like Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have spoken out against the law and cancelled shows in the state.

Unless you post a bathroom monitor who inspects the genitals of every person walking in, this law will be struck down. Mind your business in the public restroom and there’s no problems.  I have to agree with Don here. I even capped his name.

I thought Republicans were against pointless government control and new laws? Now they want the government in bathroom stalls and in the pants of people that just need to pee.


 

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The golden public bathrooms in Trump Tower, where you are free to use the one you most identify with.

Lots of Gadgets Are Spying On You

I covered it last week here. Samsung gets called out for their smart TV’s listening and transmitting everything we say to a third party. Very 1984. You might have thought ‘Samsung isn’t the only one doing it’ – and you would be right: Lots of other gadgets are spying on you.

Do you really need to talk to your devices, when a simple button press works just as well?

North Korea Calls Obama a Monkey, Again

The cray crays in North Korea are cracking me up. Like the average american white guy on Facebook these days, they can’t keep their racist opinions to themselves anymore.

I’m sure you have heard by now that the latest Seth Rogan/James Franco comedy involves North Korea and their ridiculous government, and a hacking group calling themselves “Guardians of Peace” scored a minor victory by frightening enough lawyers with terrorist threats to pull the movie from mainstream release across the US on December 25th. President Obama rightly called this a mistake and promised some sort of unspecified retaliation.

Sony Pictures relented and decided to release the movie through the internet and independent theaters and it’s starting to get some viewership. Also this week North Korea’s limited internet connection has been knocked out several times. This has prompted a round of announcements from the North Korean government that might be funnier than the movie itself:

“U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to indiscriminately distribute the movie and took the lead in appeasing and blackmailing cinema houses and theatres in the U.S. mainland to distribute the movie,” North Korea’s National Defense Commission said Saturday, according to state-run media.

“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”

Regarding the original hack on Sony Pictures being attributed to North Korea, they further added:

“If the U.S. is to persistently insist that the hacking attack was made by the DPRK, the U.S. should produce evidence without fail, though belatedly. If the U.S. persists in American-style arrogant, high-handed and gangster-like arbitrary practices despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK, the U.S. should bear in mind that its failed political affairs will face inescapable deadly blows.”

First off, how do you appease and blackmail at the same time? Or do they believe our president spends his time appeasing and/or blackmailing theater chains? Haha yeah right.

Then there’s the monkey comment, the second time in 2 weeks they have launched that racial firebomb. I do think rednecks and racists in the US will twist into a pretzel on this news, do they defend Obama or agree with the DPRK?

Finally, I love how they claim the US government are the “gangsters” when US citizens are allowed to both create and view comedy and art that deals with any number of controversial subjects without fear of arrest, much less death. Do you think gangsters give their prey a bill of rights?

Haha, North Korea you are so ridiculous. Ridiculous is also the word of the day on Sesame Street, a show you probably don’t allow your citizens to see. Oh and you don’t allow them to leave either, so shove it up your backwards-living asses.

When Merely Stating the Ideas Obama Put Forth Would Have Gotten You Killed

Excellent inauguration yesterday. Say what you will about American politics but we’ve kept this democracy going for 200+ years, without a single violent handover or uprising. We call it the “grand experiment”, and boy is it frustrating living in this system but when they get the pomp and circumstance going (something our government probably does less than most) it does make me feel good to be an american.

We’ve come a long way baby. Civil rights, in the form of women’s rights, gay rights, and the rights of the sick and impoverished to get care, took focus in the speech. Delivered by the first president of African descent 50 years after African-American descendants of slaves earned the right to vote, on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, drove the point home.

Here’s an excellent article summarizing this point: In 2013, our half-black president addressed the nation and referenced the civil war and the african-american civil struggle, updating it to include the gay rights struggle and the gender pay equality struggle.

There was a time in this country not so long ago when simply saying the same words as the president would have gotten you killed. A toast to progress!

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2nd Amendment 2.0

The only part of the US Bill of Rights dealing with technology needs an update.

  • 220 years ago we all faced attack on and siege of our properties by non-US forces and animals.
  • 220 years ago we all lived rurally without electricity, phone, automobile, or medicine.
  • 220 years ago a gun could shoot 1 round at a time, and no more than 4 per minute.
  • 220 years ago a gun was 4.5 feet long and weighed 15 lbs.

Thus, in this environment, the founding fathers of this brand new (and highly sought after) country developed the 2nd amendment:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

…or as I read it, a guarantee that the new US government wouldn’t sell out to the Brits. We the people had our out if the whole thing was compromised. The 3rd amendment drives that home with the guarantee that you won’t be forced to house US troops during war or peace time.

We’ve come to an argument, 220 years later, over how many, how powerful, and how prevalent guns should be for each American, regardless of where they live or what they use them for. There is no well-regulated militia, yet there is a full police force, amazing technology, medicine, animal control, etc. all showing that we’ve moved far beyond requiring a musket to protect your farm from redcoats or injuns.

America is sick with guns. There’s plenty of other prosperous countries that have violent video games, violent movies, mental illness, sex deviance, fatty diets, and money stress. What they don’t have is more weapons than people. The entire German police force fired less than 100 rounds last year in all of Germany (population: 82 million). Think about that. These people live peacefully, using guns for hunting and collecting. Spare me your nazi jokes, that was 80 years ago.

Anyone who thinks a solution involves more guns is a junkie. A Junkie. A violence junkie? If you are so concerned about your personal self-defense I suggest boxing or martial arts.

Someone needs to say it and keep repeating it: The 2nd amendment is legit. The NRA is bullshit.

We need to update the 2nd amendment before we devolve into armed chaos.

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If you need a gun you should have a full background check, including your medication, violence and mental health history. No loopholes. If you need more than one, or a more powerful option you should have to apply for permission. Ammunition sales should be limited and tracked.

Anyone stockpiling should be investigated by the local police and kept in a database. Military-grade weapons and clips should be illegal for everyone but the military. They were from 1994-2004 and they should be again.

Then the police, the hunters, the house protectors, and the tough guys all can have their necessary guns. The rest of us can live without fear of every home holding a military arsenal one room over from the sad, medicated “home-schooled” kid playing video games all day and night.

Junkies, Put Down That Facebook and Look In The Mirror

You are selling yourself short. You are worth more than that. Have some pride! Here’s a mirror, take a look.

Looking at friend and family pictures is not bad. Seeing them in person and catching up is a much healthier alternative.

Sharing your opinion about something online is not bad. Being able to share it anonymously or with a personal or business account could be a much healthier alternative.

Allowing advertisers to know more about you and your habits is not bad. Selling every movement and thought you have online to multiple bidders for no known benefit to yourself is not healthy.

The Facebook login system is the root of the evil. You can go to whatever site you want and login and do whatever you choose and I won’t bother you a bit.?But making me get an account with this company to do something else on the web — that’s going too far.

Facebook is killing the internet whether you enjoy it or not. By attempting ubiquitousness, Facebook is ruining all of it. Hurry up and die is my feeling, and those of you using facebook should start seeking alternatives before they are all gone and all we have left is facebook.

-Fahqfase Bookman