Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday's Random Thoughts - The Week in Reactions

I think it's best I limit the amount of words I use in this post because I curse too much as it is and it's been a remarkably trying week featuring a full buffet of asshattery and a side dish of positive news. So I've decided to share my reactions to some of the past week's news and events through a series of my favorite gifs.


Pat Robertson's comments on adoption
In case you can't watch the video, here's some of what he said: “I’ve got a dear friend [who has]an adopted son, a little kid from an orphanage down in Columbia. Child had brain damage, grew up weird. And you just never know what’s been done to a child before you get that child. What kind of sexual abuse [there] has been, what kind of cruelty, what kind of food deprivation, etc. etc. You don’t have to take on somebody else’s problems. You really don’t.”

Somebody else's problems?


Congressman Todd Akin sharing his vast knowledge of the female reproductive system: “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that (pregnancies from rape are) really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”


U.S. Representative Steve King chiming in to say he's never personally heard of a woman getting pregnant from rape or incest (not to mention voicing his opinion that dog fighting should be legalized because humans watch other humans fight so...)


 Oh, and Steve King also saying this a few weeks ago: "If there's a sexual predator out there who has impregnated a young girl, say a 13 year old girl, and it happens in America more times than you and I like to think, that sexual predator can pick that girl off the playground at the middle school and haul her across the state line and force her to get an abortion to eradicate the evidence of his crime, and bring her back and drop her off at the swing set, and that's not against the law in the United States of America."


Conservative columnist Mona Charin writing this to suggest Todd Akin's pseudo-scientific claims weren't all that stupid: "Is it such an outlandish idea? I looked it up, and it appears that there is no evidence that pregnancies are less likely in cases of rape, but it didn't seem out of the realm of possibility to me."

There is no evidence that these people literally have their heads stuck entirely up their own asses, but it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility.

Kirk Cameron's opinion on Todd Akin (or pretty much anything else)


A week of this shit PLUS the "Christian" group in this article  from Mother Jones PLUS too many online comments referring to women as whores, sluts, and tramps who, because they "spread their legs", are asking for whatever they get


The "restoration" by an elderly parishioner of a fresco of Jesus in a church in Spain 


This girl's Instagram photo (from Rich Kids of Instagram) that had this caption: "Can’t really decide which Birkin to use today. #leezyprobz #mycloset #hermes bykillerandasweetthang"
Note: Birkin bags can cost anywhere from $7,000 to more than $100,000.


Friend on Facebook suggesting that anyone who makes fun of or criticizes these wealth-flaunting teens is simply envious of them


Same friend suggesting that if you don't achieve success, it is because you didn't want it badly enough


Reading the back-and-forth debate between that friend and my awesome cousin-in-law


This local headlineCullman mayoral candidate says Jerry Springer show appearance shouldn't hurt her campaign 



The news that 22-year-old Taylor Swift is dating a high school student


The news that Taylor Swift crashed a wedding and had to be asked twice to leave


Seeing naked photos of Prince Harry


My friend Rhonda's fantastic new license plate
"Growing up is for suckers. And zombie bait." - Rhonda Lother
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The kids starting school and being gone all day




Just kidding. How I really feel about the kids being gone all day.


Having to wake up at 6 am after an entire summer of sleeping late


How I feel about getting a part-time job at a great company


Finding out the dress code is casual



Realizing this is my last weekday of unemployment


Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


Postscript:
Don't forget there are only two new episodes of Breaking Bad left (until next summer when the show's final episodes will air).
Bonus gif: Aaron Paul being adorable and my reaction to finding gif of Aaron Paul being adorable:


16 comments:

  1. Yesterday I felt like the Jennifer Lawrence gif, and then I read your comments and felt like Ron Swanson gif. Which one, you may ask, as you have blessed me with 2? It was the dancing one.

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    1. I knew you'd enjoy the generous serving of Ron Swanson in this post!

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  3. PS--Congratulations on being back in the land of the employed. When I got my first UAB paycheck in June, I was as excited as when I got my first one from Wendy's back in 1993. I was all, "Hey, I have my own money now. I'm an adult, and I can buy stuff!" And just as in 1993, I quickly realized that I owed all that money to someone else. That blunted the excitement a bit. But it's fun for a while! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty excited to get out of the house and see other adult human beings on a regular basis.

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  4. I don't know how that Pat Robertson thing got by me this week. Did I actually hear him say "the kid grew up weird"? Heaven forbid. Pat's definition of "weird" probably means the kid wore a pink shirt once. What a complete douche. I won't even start on the hilarious (yet not funny) irony of a guy who opposes abortion also opposing adoption. Damn! Now my blood pressure's up!

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    1. When he refers to adopted children as "someone else's problems," I face-palmed so hard I might have given myself a concussion.

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  5. Amy, this pretty much made my day. You rock the Casbah.

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    1. Thanks for letting me show off your fab license plate!

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  6. Amy, OH AMY, Love this and you for giving me an outlet for all the douchebaggery that went on this week.

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    2. I'm glad I could help. There was a point earlier this week when I was having actual chest pains over this crap. I always feel better after a little "gif therapy." : )

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  7. Great stuff as always. I had to go back and review the "Rich Kids of Instagram" post on your FB timeline. It's probably best that I didn't catch that debate live. I missed a lot this week including the Pat Roberston clip. I am an optimist though. Pat Robertson serves a valuable purpose. Smart people who aren't afraid to think for themselves will continue to distance themselves from his brand of religion and politics. Keep talking Pat : )

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    1. That's a really positive thought! I hope that happens. I hate that the loudest voices in the Republican party are people like Robertson and, right now, idiots like King and Akin. I have to remind myself almost daily that I know and love and respect many registered Republicans and that not every conservative is a complete and total asshat. During weeks like this past one, I have to remind myself way more often than once a day.

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  8. Amy, I've got to give you another thank-you for restoring some cred for me with my extended family. My brother-in-law (who disapproves of my tag) was up for a visit on Sunday. I pulled up your blog and showed him what you wrote. Interestingly, Paul does not understand what a gif is. So when he saw Neil Patrick Harris giving two thumbs up below my tag, he made the assumption that Neil himself saw EATBRNZ through your blog and personally put his stamp of approval on it. Who was I to correct him?

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    1. That's excellent! I'm glad I could help. : )

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