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Nov. 29th, 2015

Jesus, I cannot stand anti-choicers. Stop me before I waste my fuckin' time on these lying shits again. It's all lies. They never cite actual research facilities, just made up entities designed to push their bullshit, such as "the Center for Medical Progress", which was the name of the group that falsified those videos that weren't extreme enough for Carly Fiorina. Protip: if the name of the group sounds incredibly progressive and liberal, double check that right out, because conservative assholes have a tendency to pull shit like that. Jesus.

No Human Involved

Every now and then it's plain as day, when people don't try and conceal it. It's pretty much the whole GOP party platform, where like a lot of scumbags, they think that they have plausible deniability unless the Party Chairmen declares "The War on Women begins here!"

To what am I referring? Screenshot_2015-11-29-08-17-53

A "gentle" loner who occasionally unleashed violence against women.

Yeah, about that.....

Funny thing is, you don't get freebies when you attack actual human beings. This is how you identify actual allies: they don't make excuses for the guys who have just one or two attempted murders, or----like some ex hippies I know---they don't whine that the poor dear was drug-addled and really, he's a nice guy most of the time. You commit one rape, you're a rapist. You commit one murder, you're a murderer. Unless your victim is a woman.

There's this attitude that guys deserve a freebie or two if the victims are women, because bitches lie, right? It's that hysteria thing; you can't trust 'em. They exaggerate. They want attention. They're hypochondriacs. They're emotional. They're hormonal. They lie. Isn't it funny how when women and minorities want attention they use the most negative stereotypical behavior you can imagine, instead of excelling at something? Oh, wait, that's because they can't excel at anything. Women and minorities aren't good at anything the way men are, of course, because men work hard and....Yeah, sorry, this is why you should never go to Reddit, home of pedophilia apologia par excellence, and justifications for why white guys are the best of everything evar, and deserve all the cookies.

But anyway, there's this thing you stumble over when you study what men do to women. With other groups of oppressed people, slurs and insults are so recognized as hate speech these days that bigots resort to dogwhistles (when they're not whining about "political correctness", that is). Of course, with the GOP candidates these days, the dogwhistles are getting very very loud and actually frightening the dogs.

But with women, when you criticize the use of sexist slurs, the reaction is usually a shrug and, "But she IS a bitch." There's pushback when other victims are blamed....but when women are blamed, often times men who have themselves been victimized join in in blaming women for asking for it. The use of hate speech is so recognized these days that the bigots have to resort to dogwhistles these days, though with the Republican Party's candidates, the dogwhistles have gotten so loud that the the dogs are actually cowering in their houses. In fact, to improve deniability, racist hate speech is often visual----like when white-run TV networks use mugshots of black men to hint that they asked for it. (Mugshots are taken at arrest, not at conviction, and somehow they reflect on the subject and not on the potentially-racist white cops who dream up arrests for black guys.)

The view that women are just as likely to be victimizer as victim---in fact, more victimizer, period-----is unique in its acceptance across all groups. Even other groups of oppressed people view women within their group---or in other groups---this way. The myth that women lie more than they tell the truth works for anybody who wants to oppress women---and this can include other oppressed people. Oppressing women is useful. Not just that, it gives everybody a villain around which everyone can unite. Somewhere back in pre-history, the first guy who got pissed off at some pre-historic woman refusing to do what she was told must have bragged far and wide to other guys about this nifty way he'd discovered he could shut the bitch up. "Woman," Freud said, "What does she want?" The idea, of course, was that all women were mysterious and manipulative so what point was there in asking them?

The stereotype that women scheme and lie in the background crosses all cultural lines. It cuts women off at the knees before they can make any headway, makes them villains in a way that denies them their humanity---and makes them separate from the human race in a way that men just don't experience. Mens' rights, you see, are always taken as human rights by other groups of men. Mens' rights----human rights---are carved in stone. Womens' rights are seen as shifty, suspicious things that seize rights that should belong to men, if you're not some kind of commie pinko Marxist fascist liberal. (Yes, I have had some asshole call me the latter three, all at once---and that was within the past few days.) We still write womens' rights down on paper, then hold a lit match to it when those rights get too inconvenient.

Deny women equal rights, but people always demand more responsibility for wrongs from them, too. Look at these Taliban-like dress codes in schools across the country, part "boys will be boys" and part "teen girls are sluts like Lolita." Ten bucks says the boys being protected from spaghetti strap camisoles are the same ones screaming on reddit about "hugboxes" when they're the ones demanding that women cover themselves up so their little brains won't be distracted. That's wanting the whole world to be a hugbox. It's like Jews demanding that everyone else stop eating bacon because they can't. Notice how Jewish people never actually do this, by the way, though a few arch-conservative extremely Orthodox sects demand that women be removed from everywhere so the men aren't.....tempted. Congratulations, American schools and boys, you are acting just like somebody with Sixth Century ideas about women.

You know they're full of shit when they don't come up with a simple solution: goggles. Blinders. Wear a fucking scarf, assholes. Not my problem.

So here's a guy who was violent but the New York Times still calls him gentle....though they've erased that part of the article now. People still remarked on the phrase, which is a hopeful sign, but the editors at the Times felt a man who was violent toward women could nontheless be described as gentle. It's kind of like how it only matters the way dudes treat men, whereas no one cares the way they treat women. No Human Involved is what some cops say. When it's women, the phrase and the concept is far more universal. You see it mentioned in justice: "But he has a bright future ahead of him!" Said about one rapist who wanted to become....a police officer. Try and unpack all that. What's one little rape compared to all the good this guy might do for actual human beings? Besides, the bitch probably asked for it.

When Strauss and Gelles were planning the first large interviews of domestic violence victims decades ago, they decided to erase all mention of sexual assaults in their tally of violence in the home. You know why? Because it was so universally men-vs.women that it "skewed" the results. They had already made up their minds that violence would be equal. If you want to count violent acts, you're going to have to come to the conclusion that men are far more violent to women than vice versa, a fact that makes Cool Girls and MRAs very uncomfortable. If you have a theory that matters more to you than the truth, you somehow conflate stabbing with a knife with self defense with a pillow, which is exactly what they did. Because women are evil and they must be equally evil to men, that's why.

No Human Involved. Robert Dear attacked women and womens' rights to the point of killing, but that doesn't make him a terrorist. Like so many anti-choice men, he was a failure at pretty much everything except dominating women and having an affect on them, so he decided to act on GOP lies about 'baby parts" and strike a blow to show he really was the hero in real life that men are raised to think they are, even if it's all in their heads. Guys expect to be the protagonist in life, as if it's all a big movie. Refusing to carry an unwanted pregnancy is rejecting a guy's non-existent right to treat women like a canvas on which to make their mark.

These guys don't give a shit about babies. It's all about not being the domineering macho men they felt was their right as men---and conservative men at that. Sexism is the last gasp for these losers: "Well, I might be a total failure in life and love and marriage and work but I can still dominate women and bend them to my will. Oh, wait...."

Dear reportedly ranted about "no more baby parts" when he was arrested. When will Republican lies catch up with Republicans instead of the rest of us?

And the next time somebody whines about this overwhelming liberal media we have, point them at this screenshot. The NY Times is supposedly the most liberal of the liberal, and nobody thought twice before describing a woman-beater as 'gentle.'

Nov. 28th, 2015

Here's my....other neice.

Greyhound sucks. Anyhoo, I believe I have successfully introduced my BIL to the concept of vardos...and tiny wood stoves. I showed him some pictures of the wagons, and then found some of the tiny wood stoves, too.

Apropos of nothing, have a picture of my sister's impressively frouchy kitty, whose bone-rattling purr belies that face. Thanks to my association with her, my cats have been treating me like a combination of the Prodigal Son, the Whore of Babylon, and Santa Claus.

Nov. 26th, 2015

I'm at my sister's place, having cheated on my kitties with one of her cats---and almost committing a far more serious kind of infidelity with her dog, who slept next to my bed. Yes, I scritched another kitty. I suspect the kitties will get revenge.

Big surprise, buying a bus ticket was a nightmare. The website kept locking up, no matter what device I used, and the company even acknowledged this on their twitter. Still. I'm surrounded by creeks and trees and hills. We chatted about my niece's horse, my sister's schedule, my other sister's monster zucchini. Seriously, she grew the Godzilla version of zucchini. There's really no good portmanteau for that, is there?

It's little things that make a holiday, such as bitching about Trump in horror-stricken tones. My sister's cats are totally NOT spoiled. Nope. Not one bit. (They're on the counter as we speak.)

I started panicking while waiting for the (late) bus, but I did manage to talk myself down a bit. The bus itself was....well. i kept nodding off and then awaking, gasping from nightmares. Could be worse.

So. I still made it here. Little victories, right?

Happy Turkey day, everybody.
I love the King James Bible, even though I have little love for Xtians these days. Why? Observe:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Or, as the GOP says these days: "You're hungry? Fuck you. You're brown-skinned? Fuck you more, terrorist."

Well, there's also the fact that Jesus is apparenttly Scottish, but as far as the Repubs are concerned, that's just more reason, probably, to dismiss such a brown-skinned, sandal-wearing, hippie commie pinko Marxist socialist Jew.

But that's only part of the absurd spectacle of the past few days. Remember Carlie Fiorina lying about abortion and claiming she saw something that didn't exist? Yeah, assholes on twitter were backing up Donald Trump about his claim that Arabs in Jersey were rejoicing at the WTC falling down on 9/11. Let's call it trumping, because he does it constantly and the only way you can tell it apart from a fart is what end it comes out of. It's astonishing.

God, Americans need to stop thinking of ourselves as strong and independent if we keep tolerating this bullshit. Registers of Muslims? Special IDs? And the GOP constituents are lapping it up. A black man was ejected and beaten from a Trump rally while Trump shouted from the podium, "Get him outta here!" Then, later on, this was followed by the usual second act, Trump style: whining and blaming it on someone else. This cowardly blowhard thinks he can take on Putin? He won't be able to meet Putin's eye. Trump's had money and the power money gives you protecting him his whole life. Even money can't protect you or save you from some things. Trump is substance free; how is he going to "destroy ISIS, bomb them back to the Stone Age" exactly? Oh, "It's going to be amazing, I will so destroy them, they won't know what hit them." How, exactly? "They'll wish their parents never met." Details, please. "We have the best military in the world, but under me, it'll be amazing, it'll be incredible."

It'd be almost comical except people are lapping this up. And then.....

On November 13th, a group of eight different terrorists struck in Paris, opening fire at a concert hall; detonating suicide vests at the Stade du France, where President Hollande was watching a soccer match; shooting into cafes, and fighting with the police in the streets.

People want revenge. It's hard enough to lose someone you love; it's even worse to lose anyone with whom you had a complicated or even a bad relationship. That's the state of humanity. If it were easy, it wouldn't be so maddening, so alluring, to live with people. It's worse to live without them.

Revenge is the first rage of an aching, bereft heart, before grief takes over. There aren't neat stages of grief; some people rage, some people succumb to bottomless sorrow, and others reel from one to the other, or off into untold depths. Others are numbed into shock, too stunned to take it all in. Show me someone who's lost a loved one to violence, and I'll show you a 'stage' not accounted for some neat list in a textbook somewhere. There's one guy who lost his son in Columbine who has blamed it all on abortion, which is convenient for him, because before he lost his son, he blamed it all on abortion then, too.

It would take a massacre of this size, every week, for France to equal the gun deaths per year in the US, yet gun nuts shriek with rage at any attempts to regulate guns. It takes a special kind of idiot to recommend more of the very thing that causes the problem, but the gun nuts like to suggest that more guns would have saved lives in Paris. This is.....I need words that quantify something that's actually a lack of something else. "Stupid" is lacking intelligence. How do you quantify a void?

But, yeah, the gun nuts whine that it's unfair to be bigoted to Muslims but okay to be bigoted to....people who refuse to listen to reason about guns. Yeah, great analogy. It's like those abortion assholes who whine that it's all about the babies. Yeah, if it is, how come you vote against school lunches, planned parenthood, education, in fact every last damned thing that makes babies' lives better? If it's abortion, how come you're opposed to the very things that make it easiest to reduce abortions? How come you endorse killing when you proclaim you're pro-life?

These people all agree on one thing: Bruce Willis or a twin would have stopped the Paris attack. How would that go?

You're our Gun Hero. How do you identify yourself to the police while simultaneously keep from being identified by the terrorists and avoid hitting chaotic, running, panicking victims?

Of course, over the past few days, the same heroes have been trumpeting that we should reject the thousands of desperate Syrians---men, women and children, despite the lie that conservatives keep spreading around about the refugees being all men----who are fleeing the very enemies that we have in common. It's not a case of the 'enemy of my enemy is my friend.' These people are the victims of my enemy. Furthermore, the murderers in Paris were not Syrian refugees, although a fake Syrian passport was found. They were all French or Belgian nationals. That should have been a huge clue.

Daesh wants French and other leaders to indulge in victim-blaming and Islamophobia. For a bunch of people who tout their Christianity the way some men tout their sexual abilities, these guys seem shockingly ill-read. Didn't Jesus have a few things to say about the sick, the poor, the imprisoned, the homeless and so on? Didn't he say something about the way one should treat one's neighbors? So how come it's the Satanic Temple that's say stuff like this:

"If there is anyone in the Minneapolis region who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home for fear of some kind of backlash, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort you where you need to go without advertising our presence-----just big dudes walking you where you need to be. We would also happily deliver you some groceries."

This is exactly the last thing Daesh wants. Love, kindness, empathy.....these things destroy Daesh in a way bullets cannot manage. It's kind of sad that this kind of thing is necessary, that French Muslims couldn't grieve along with other French people for their city, their way of life. How many white men got dirty looks on the street after Dylan Roof murdered nine innocent people in a church? Why the double standard?

Daesh must have hatred to function, to recruit new members. Republicans played right along this week, trying to outdo one another with terror, anger, and faux outrage. More than that, Repubs were cowardly, scared, terrified, and weak. It was disgusting.

America, home of the selfish and land of the weak. How on earth do these people tell themselves they're tough on defense? Squealing and whining are not how you combat terrorism. And Trump is the most belligerant of these spineless losers!

America enjoys a safety level that's unprecedented for much of the world. Our last civil war was a century and a half ago, our terrorism level involves angry white guys with guns as opposed to high explosives (except for Timothy McVeigh) and we see nothing that indicates operational ability for violent cells on US soil. And the fact is, perfect security cannot be guaranteed in a free society. Now, if you live in a tolitarian society, it's a lot easier and a lot more 'safe', but....is that what you want?

Think about it. You have to take risks to live. You have to accept risks to mature. The choice is pretty clear. You will NEVER have safety. You will only have a reasonable expectation of a reasonable standard.

That's the choice we see now.

Nov. 20th, 2015


I need to replace the furnace in the old house. It's gone. And I need to do it fast. Bugger. Bugger. Bugger.

ETA: The guy said it was putting out high amounts of carbon monoxide---or dioxide? I always get the two mixed up---- which makes me wonder.

Nov. 16th, 2015

Another nice blast from the past. I'm writing again, bit by bit. And I'm doing it in the morning. I pretty much have to; my back is so bad it takes hours for the pain to get better. But doing it in the morning gives ideas time to percolate. It feels.....better than doing it at night. When the symptoms are especially bad, my brain just doesn't work. The creative part of the mind just shuts down. You can't express yourself, your mind can't make jumps in imagination and creativity, you just struggle. It's very frustrating. Add to that a lack of concentration, and it's a terrible, terrible feeling.

Is anybody else doing NaNaWriMo? Where are you at? What are you writing about?

I was going to charge all my solar-powered thingies---the VA wants to try a God-awful experimental thing on me tomorrow, so I like to pack my purse with enough little odds and ends and supplies to invade a small foreign country-----but it's rainy and crappy today. Ordinarily, the whole south side of my house is gloriously bright and sunny.

Seriously, though, I can fix appliances and pick locks with the stuff I have in that bag. And bandage small wounds. Hell, I can inflict small wounds. (The big wounds have to wait till I'm home to be inflicted. Seriously, get a girlfriend for the zombie apocalypse. All I need aside from the contents of my gardening shelves and cosmetics are matches. Add the broom closet and the machetes that I keep buying because I keep forgetting where they are, and yeah, my house is where you want to be when the zombies come. Ah, if only.)

And speaking of shambling brainless monsters, I see the conservatives are out in force on twitter now that Daesh has attacked Paris. This, of course, is exactly what Daesh wants, kind of like how they hate the term "Daesh" being used instead of ISIS.

Daesh wants Westerners to react with hatred and bigotry. That is their dream. They want war. They want Muslims to believe that Westerners hate and fear them. That serves their purpose of making hatred possible, and from hatred grows their army. Don't give them any help.

If you can read this without feeling an ache, I don't want to know you. That broke my heart.

How come the heroes don't get any press? Ahmed Merebet gave his life guarding the newspaper that mocked his religion. Lassana Bathily, a humble Muslim stocker at a Jewish deli taken over by the Charlie Abdo murderers, saved fifteen Jewish people. Manal Kassam stopped in the midst of her wedding to lay her wedding bouquet amidst the memorials for the victims of the Sydney massacre. Adel Termos gave his life jumping on a suicide bomber in Beirut this weekend, an event almost completely overlooked by the mainstream news---but not by social media. Aitazaz Bangesh jumped on a suicide bomber and saved many lives in his school, where both Sunni and Shia students study. "His mother cries tears but he saved hundreds of other mothers from needing to cry," said his dad. And there's Malala Yusufzai, whose dad said, "I didn't do anything. Rather, what is important is what I did not do: I did not clip her wings." I could go on. I could pluck eight names of Muslims who acted nobly, and would that balance out the eight murderers in Paris? If some people can say these eight horrible people represent a billion, why can't I use the same reasoning for the opposite argument?

Well, that came out of nowhere. I haven't written about Paris, but I can't write about it without writing about Lebanon, Baghdad, and Japan, too. All of them suffered disasters or horror this weekend. When we shrug at bombings, it's a kind of false equivalency, the same way people dismiss the Arab-Israeli conflict. Yet during WWII, Muslims risked their lives to save their Jewish friends and neighbors. In French Algeria, the Nazis offered seized Jewish property at a discount to Algerians. Many people did in fact take advantage of this, but the mullahs criticized this from the mosques, and not one single Arab did. In Albania, so many Muslims worked so hard to rescue Jewish people that Albania's Jewish population after the war was higher than before the war. Again, I could go on.

I'm not an elegant speaker, but I do no know this. You don't fight hatred with more hatred. It doesn't work. We fought two wars, and that should be fresh in our minds. Instead, we should reach out and recognized that our Muslim neighbors are experiencing hatred themselves more than they are the purveyers of it. Let the gravestones of the Paris, Baghdad, and Beirut victims be monuments not to the hatred that claimed their lives, but to the love we're all still capable of embracing and expanding.

yeah, no

So GG is denying they 'shopped a Sikh man into a suicide bomber. Yeah, sure. Except the problem is, these are guys who hate women, gays, anybody who's not a straight white dude who can't get laid outside of a morgue. If only they hadn't lied about Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkesian, Brianna Wu, Sarah Nyburg, and basically every woman who's ever pointed out their assholes. If only they hadn't based their whole movement on an unfuckable loser like Eron Gjonji, who responded to being (justifiably) dumped by proving what a future OJ he was by writing a 9,000-word ode to "what would Elliot Rodgder do?" (Elliot Rodger never once asked a "blonde bitch" out, not once, but he blamed them for his unfucked status. He's the patron saint of gamergators.)

Basically, they feel entitled to supermodel blowjobs, and they feel intimidated by any woman who doesn't worship them. Don't try false equivalency with me. Guys who feel unfairly disrespected by society go on shooting sprees to prove to every woman who ever dumped them that they were, in fact, right. Meanwhile, women who do everything at work and at home, when they feel---and ARE---disrespected----they go on shopping sprees. You fuck off a woman, the economy benefits. Piss off a man over his penisfeels, though, and he will kill people. Well, okay, not "people", per say---he'll kill women, including those he's supposed to love...wives, moms, daughters. One woman does that, and she's famous for thousands of years. Countless guys do that, and.....they're anonymous.

Yeah, GG protesting about this is totally reasonable....unless you've read KIA on reddit, where the paranoid white boys rant. If you really want a laugh, find one of their rants about "hugboxes"....from dudes who make death threats when.....women analyze their "vidya."

No one covers the opposite


The refugees coming to Europe are fleering the likes of ISIS and AGITAP.
This is a comment that just got posted by a gator over at the Boston Mag story about Zoe Quinn. It's a brand new account with just THREE credits to its name---and it uses my name and avatar.

Despite the fact that Eron Gjonji lied about Zoe Quinn and has even admitted it now and then, gators still say the same lies. Like all Republicans, they believe rather than think. There was no "sleeping with reviewers for sex." There were NO reviews, but to a bunch of guys fuming with rage at bitches who won't fuck them, this was a potent accusation. These guys are Elliot Rodger, a seething "incel" who went on a shooting spree at what he called "blonde bitches." He was so entitled he never even asked any of them out. Apparently "blonde bitches" are supposed to just see a guy snd drop to their knees and blow him. Of course, they'd call her a slut, then, and must about how women hit "The Wall" at about 25 or do. I'm not making this up. The Venn disagram for channers, Red Pillers, gators, MRAs, and every other misogynist group out there overlap so much you'd be forgiven for thinking it was just one circle.

These are guys who hate women. When it's pointed out to them that they use misogynist terms, they mock the idea of misogyny being a problem. It's not misogyny, bitches just ain't shit.

This comment came to me courtesy of an account using my avatar and name. But Gamergators AREN'T sexist, you ugly old bitch!

"Ginmar, thank you for being a boil on the butt of feminism. With women like you in the world, there is no wonder that there are mysoginists. You are a bitter old woman with no talent, and nothing to contribute to society. The only thing that you attempt to contribute are baseless insults at people with actual talent, oh diddums, of course you are filled with jealous rage. The authors you "bash" are infact talentless, yet still infinitely better than her shitty work. I quote "bash" because that is how you see it, but in reality you simply regurgitate the same slackminded, dim-witted drivel over and over, but could we really expect more? That is exactly what your fan fiction is, uninspired, unoriginal tripe. I looked at your Live Jurnal bio, one of my favorite lines of is this: "Now my rules are really simple: if I warn you once, I'm pissed, and I don't like repeating myself." Look at your posts, whether you are bashing new authors with more talent than you have, or what what you call "gators", your only rebuttle is the line "unfuckable little boys". Humorous considering the fact is that you would fuck any of them if they were willing to put a bag over your head and suffer through it. Maybe they could picture Zoe Quinn instead. Not ideal, but a bag isn't going to cover fat rolls and an old smelly vagina. Diddums goes on to say "If you want to prove something, provide a link." Once again, this is ironic considering that she herself has no links to support herself, but then again, she really has no argument to defend. Her existence is as useless as that of the stray cats she has devoted herself to save. Luckily, despite her best efforts, most stray cats will be euthanized, the world is not so lucky in regards to ginmar. But that is okay diddums, it is not too late to get your toaster, retreat into the bathtub, and do the right thing. Even the cats won't miss you. Here is an article I saw and thought of you, exactly how your life was prior to menopause:
And now the last egg has dropped, so there really is no point anymore is there? The good news is, could you imagine what type of piece of shit child you would've actually produced. The fact is it would be an unfuckable little boy who would still be living in your basement. Or possibly an ugly little girl who like you, would've grown up to be jealous of pretty people, growing old and lonely with only cats as friends."

The emphasis on my writing indicates this guy has been exposed to the rantings of none other than my schlubby little stalker, a guy fast approaching thirty in his mom's basement, writing for thirteen-year-old girls, ranting about feminiazis day and night. As the guy who took over that website that stalks and doxxes readers, he has a vested interest in attacking anybody----well, any women---who ever wrote a review.

Gamergate, ladies and gents.

Nov. 11th, 2015


Here's another, better, picture. Yes, this is Baby, who was once like this:


Thank God for the cats, because they're the only thing keeping me out of prison.

Jeez, it's Veteran's Day. You know you're screwed when your group has a holiday. That means the rest of the year you get platitudes and patriotic neglect.

I qualified for a program to get some PT equipment in the house in the hopes it will help the pain level. I also took a "mindfulness" class at the VA, but I need to take it again, I think. It's just the way I learn, and I had the Martian Death Flu for several classes.

I'm planning for the garden next year. The entire back of the house will be strawberries, raspberries, and hopefully grapes.


I like that idea, in part.

Somebody us owed an apology


A year ago, a girl I sort of knew wrote a bad review of a bad book. The writer tracked her down in Scotland from London at her job, then hit her over the head with a bottle of wine. She had to get several stitches.

A certain guy---totally unrelated to anybody----hit all the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and called the victim and everybody who defended her variations of liar. Including here on LJ.

Here he is on in comment 13:

Count the sexist cliches!

Richard Brittain is mentally ill and his stalking of a woman that he thought he was in “in love with” is certainly horrible and scary in its own right. And everyone else that you mention is a prime example of misogyny in action. However, there is NO news of Richard Brittain being arrested, charged or out on bail. In fact, there is no news source that even says that he was questioned. Beyond this one woman’s story, there’s nothing that anyone is going on.

Right now we have only the woman’s word for it that she was attacked. The fact that she claimed that it happened ONE DAY after she posted that Goodreads review also strongly suggests that it’s a load of crap.

Oh sure, he could have seen the review, done a ton of research to find out her true identity, place of residence, favorite shopping location and what she looked like enough to hop on a bus up to Scotland on THE VERY SAME DAY that he read the review (after he had been reading news stories and comments about how he was a total psycho – meaning that he ignored all of those comments in order to focus on this ONE REVIEWER), found her at the local grocery store, hit her over the head with a bottle, walked away, gotten on a bus to London and then be such a criminal mastermind that no one sought him for questioning or reported his arrested FOR THREE WHOLE WEEKS. There must be an entire conspiracy in the London and Scottish newspapers to keep this incident from reaching the public.

Of course, we would also have to assume that the reviewer has miracle healing powers and can hop on the internet and write her detailed story while she has the kind of brain injury that would require months of physical therapy to recover from (if the picture is correct). She doesn’t even have a concussion.

Sure ALL of this could be true.

But Occam’s Razor would suggest that the easiest solution is that one Goodreads reviewer wanted attention, posted a badly written review of a self-published book by a known stalker and then claimed that he attacked her in order to call attention to herself. Since this man has already admitted to stalking one woman, who would believe that he wasn’t capable of being a danger?

In doing so, she just made it more difficult for women who actually are being stalked by ex-boyfriends, ex-husbands and old acquaintances to come forward.

If there is any news about his arrest, questioning or bail that doesn’t ask us to trust the reviewer’s word without evidence, I will admit that I am wrong, but right now we have a lynch mob that is more than happy to believe in this bogus story because they can hate someone who is mentally ill and incapable ofdedending themself.

This guy has attacked any and everybody who defended the reviewer. Let's see if he's as obsessive about apologizing.


May. 15th, 2015

Somebody did pretty well their first time out with their new leash