Slacker Friday: Lipstick On A Pig

by matttbastard

x-posted @ Comments From Left Field

Various tidbits from around the interwebs:

Happy Friday, kiddies!

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Censor THIS.

by Isabel

Back in June, Jessica @ Feministing blogged about the rape trial of Pamir Safi, accused of raping Tory Bowen in 2004, in which the judge deemed it unacceptable for the victim and her attorney to use the words “rape”, “sexual assault”, “forced”, “rape kit”, “assailant”, or “victim” throughout the trial.

The woman fought back, saying

“I refuse to call it sex, or any other word that I’m supposed to say, encouraged to say on the stand, because to me that’s committing perjury. What happened to me was rape, it was not sex.”

Which is obviously the correct response to such a ridiculous ruling. Especially since the jurors were NEVER EVEN TOLD about the banned words. Which is CLEARLY absurd.

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Not Our Saviour

by matttbastard

x-posted @ Comments From Left Field

Yeah, yeah yeah – no end but victory, yet another another Friedman, surge futility and inevitable failure spun into success (we can has tr00p reductions!). In other words: stay the fucking course (open-ended, like teh Koreas!) Could rant and rave, sputter and spew; but others can and will do that for me.

Right now, I’d rather just watch the following classic D&B vid by Klute:

h/t boomgate for teh vid.

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