Are you f’ing kidding me? Whoopi on Rape-Rape.

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/bighollywood/2009/09/28/whoopi-defends-polanski-it-wasnt-rape-rape/

Watch the video.  Legal scholar, Whoopi Goldberg, pontificates on Roman Polanski raping a kid and running away to France.

Hmmm… So when a 45 year old man gets a 13 year old drunk, drugs her, and then repeatedly sodomizes her while she begs him to stop and let her go home, that’s not real rape, or “rape-rape” in the mind of Whoopi Goldberg.  That is something else.   

So, to clarify, from the wisdom of Whoopi and the other harpies on the View, what part of that isn’t “rape”?  Was he not wearing a ski-mask?  Did he need to be a hobo?

Oh wait, it was because he was a celebrity.  That moves it into a lower category of crime, like jaywalking.  It isn’t something terrible, like Rape-Rape, or voting Republican.  I got it. 

So, if you’re a regular dude, and you drug and sexually assault a child, you’re a rapist.  If you’re a celebrity or a Kennedy, and you drug and sexually assault someone, that is just having a little fun. I’m glad I got that clarified.

Seriously, watch the video.  If she doesn’t piss you off, then there is something wrong with you.  See, according to the Whoopster, part of this is just a cultural bias.  In Europe, you can sex up your 13 year olds all you want (or something, I wasn’t real clear on that part), and that Polanski didn’t flee the country because he was guilty of Rape-Rape, he fled the country because the judge thought he was guilty and was going to sentence him accordingly… Which is totally understandable…  If you’ve got the higher brain functions of a piece of fruit.

Look, I don’t care how brilliant you are as a director.  I don’t care if you’re the greatest film maker alive.  If you are a child rapist, you need to be tried, judged, and sentenced accordingly.  Now I diverge slightly from the justice system on what the appropriate punishment should be for child rapists, (both the Rape-Rape, and Pseudoraping kind), in that I think their sentencing should consist of a single .45 caliber bullet and a pine box.   But then we wouldn’t have The Pianist. Oh the humanity.

I’ve heard some morons say that “Well, the girls has forgiven him, we should just move on.”   That’s not how the legal system works for anyone else.  Regardless of the victim’s feelings in the matter, a crime was committed.  If the dude wasn’t a famous director, then said morons wouldn’t be making this argument.  If it was one of their kids that had been attacked and abused by a pedophile, do you really think they would be so eager to have him walking around on the loose if their kid later forgave the bad guy? 

Whoopi said she had a 13 year old grand-niece or something. (couldn’t tell, blood pressure spikes make paying attention difficult by that point), as if that information somehow made it so that Whoopi understands.  No. It just means that Whoopi is a lousy relative too.  

I believe she was trying to make the argument that statutory rape (i.e. consensual sex with a minor, and the legal issue is about if the minor give consent) is different than violent ski-masked hobo rape.   Except that logic falls apart when you realize that this wasn’t an oversexed 16 year old getting it on with her 18 year old boyfriend behind the roller rink, (and my parents are still together after all these years!)  this was a 45 year old man drugging and repeatedly attacking a junior high kid while she begged him to stop.

Whoopi. You are an idiot.

Random stuff update

I’ve been really busy lately, with super-cool guy-top secret-writer-type stuff, so I haven’t blogged as much as I’ve liked to.  I need an update post.

In local news, MHI has been doing really well still.  Toni at Baen told me that I’d had one of the fastest releases they’d had in awhile, with the whole first run selling out in a month.  I’ve been editing MHV, and it is pretty much done. It will be going in to the publisher shortly, and should see the light of day about a year from now.  I’ve just got a couple of little things to poke at, and then it is over.

After MHV goes in, then I’ve got to do a 2nd pass on TGC:HM to get it ready for shopping around.  Then I’ve got to write the next Monster Hunter novel, and I’ve not decided which one to do yet.  I’m actually inclined to do the Earl Harbinger book next, Monster Hunter Alpha.  Depending on Mike’s active duty schedule, D6 will finally be finished sometime soon too.    

I actually took a brief break from editing this week, so I watched like 5 movies and played some Rainbow 6: Vegas 2 and Ace Combat 6.  (from Nightcrawler for my birthday, thanks, man.)  Being a CoD:WaW kind of guy, I died about 300 times last night on R6, because I kept accidentally mashing the wrong button.  (oh, that’s not reload, that’s  drop a frag grenade at your feet…)   AC6 has the most hilariously bad Japanese translated cut scenes I’ve heard in awhile.  “We must protect the capital city of Gracemeria, which is the capital city of our beautiful country, which is Gracemeria. The golden king smiles on the capital, which is Gracemeria. Matilda! NOOO!”  Huh?  But then I shot stuff with missiles between the cut scenes, so it’s all good.   

Of the movies I watched, some were good, like: Liam Neeson Presents the Documentary Film for Fathers: Taken, where you learn that if you’re a pretty girl in France, you will be kidnapped and sold to Saudi oil sheiks as a sex slave (I believe ACORN has a similar program).  Some were b-movies that I needed to see to round out my overall b-movie nerdhood, like Baby Blood, about a slutty French girl who has a circus cheetah explode and then she’s impregnated by a parasite that makes her murder people and drink their blood, also in France.  So basically my movie week really discouraged French tourism.    

We’ve been thinking more about moving to the country.  I currently have a 45 minute commute (if traffic is good) because my job is so far north of where I am.  If I move so that I’m 45 minutes north of that, it places me out in the mountains instead of in the suburbs.  If I’m going to drive that far anyway, I might as well be someplace that I can shoot a high powered rifle off my back porch.   Unfortunately the value of my home has gone down so much that I need to save up a bunch more money to make moving feasible.  We’re not the kind of people who go into extra debt unless we absolutely have to, but I am really sick of living in town. 

I’m an asthmatic with bad allergies, and the air in the Salt Lake Valley is terrible for half the year.  We live in a valley that has an awful inversion, and sometimes the air will be so nasty, brown, or on-fire that I can’t hardly breathe for a week.  Luckily we’re not upside down in our house, not even close, we just don’t have as much equity as we thought there was.

Overall, life is good.

Book Review: Reckless Faith by David Kantrowitz

As many of my readers know, I broke into the regular publishing world by first self publishing.  Before I wrote books for Baen (2 more on the way, he he he), my first novel was print on demand published through Infinity.  It worked out really well for me. I’ve never posted a review of the book that gave me that idea though.

There is an inclination amongst readers that if a book is self published, then it must not be as good.  For the author, that is an extremely difficult proposition to overcome, because it is mostly true.  However, there are some real gems out there, quality works, that for whatever reason, just haven’t been picked up by a traditional publishing house.  The book that put me over the top, and convinced me that I could do it on my own was Reckless Faith.  I spoke with David Kantrowitz, the author, and he walked me through getting my own work out there.  

http://www.amazon.com/Reckless-Faith-David-Kantrowitz/dp/0741419858/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253979577&sr=1-4

The book is sci-fi, and the overall feel reminds me of a really good episode of the Outer Limits, and I say that in the best possible way.  The main characters are not square jawed heroes, but rather very average people, with average lives, and crappy jobs.  (yes, I know, like I’ve got room to talk!)  Three old college friends hook up for a weekend in the woods and encounter alien technology.  Then the fun begins.  The aliens want to provide a ship to go visit them, we just need to provide a crew.

The best part of Reckless Faith is that the characters do things you wouldn’t expect.  There are moral choices, and sometimes, they do things that you wouldn’t do yourself, but you can totally understand their reasoning.  More people find out about the alien tech, and then  the discussions begin on bringing the government in.  And you will want to punch one of the characters in the throat after that point.

The government investigators aren’t traditional stereotypes either, but rather believable people. One of whom, the reader is left believing is going to do one thing, but then totally doesn’t.  That part seemed a little jarring to me at the end, but once again, just because it isn’t what I would have had one of my characters do, is more a comment on me as the reader, than the plausibility of these character’s responses.

I recommend Reckless Faith. It is a very enjoyable first novel from a talented writer.  There is a sequel called The Tarantula Nebula also.  Click that Amazon link above and check out David’s stuff.  I think you’ll be pleased.

A fan’s custom MHI 1911 grips

I often get e-mails from people asking if I mind them putting the MHI logo on various things.  I’ve only got a couple of rules, 1. as long as you’re doing it for personal use and not selling them to make money (because I want a cut of that action!) and 2. You have to send me pictures afterward.   Check out these awesome custom 1911 grips.

1911 MHI 1

1911 MHI 2

 

Edit:  These were done by Conrad Berry at www.gungrips.net

MHI is back in stock!

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Yay!  So the 2nd printing must be out.  Now let’s hurry up and sell all of these too.

Texas book signing troubles – Need help from the Texas contingent

Okay, I’ve been having a heck of a time getting a signing scheduled for October 17th. 

My job is sending me to San Antonio for training, so I was going to stick around an extra day and sqeeze in a Texas signing.  It was one more I got to do without having to pay the airfare myself.  But as I’ve been calling around, everyone in the San Antonio/Austin area has been booked.

I don’t really know my way around down there.  If you are from the San Antonio/Austin area, and you’ve got a local store that would have me on that Saturday, could you let me know?

I’ve talked to most of the B&Ns (as that is always a good one) but there is some sort of Texas book event going on then, and most of them are already scheduled. There is a big independant called Book People in Austin, but I’ve not heard back from them.  If you know of something else that would want to host me and order in a case of books, please give me a heads up.

ACORN, Still Pimpin’

Acorn still pimpin'

 

This poster was Miguel’s status on Facebook.  Words to live by right there. Still pimpin’, still tippin’, still wood grain grippin’, you know what I’m sayin’ G?   

It turns out that yet another sting was released yesterday.  This time from National City, which is outside San Diego.  The ACORN immigration expert was extremely helpful in trying to get James and Hanna hooked up on how to import El Salvadoran sex slaves. They told him that they were thirteen to fifteen years old, but hey, whatever.  I can say one thing for ACORN. Those guys have some kick ass customer service.  I’m talking about service with a smile!

Remember the ACORN lady from San Bernadino? The one that talked about how she got away with murdering her husband, and then advised the stingers not to let their teenage hookers learn to read, because then they’d get uppity?  Yeah. That little cup of sunshine.  Well, she was in the paper yesterday saying that she had only gone along with it because she was there by herself, and she was “intimidated”. 

Was she intimidated when she took them across the street to meet with another douchebag who gave them more advice about pimping in the area?  

Meanwhile, you know it is bad for ACORN when the senate votes 83-7 to not give them any more money.  When Al Franken thinks you’re scum, that is really saying something.  It says something about those other 7 senators though, like the ones, ironically, from Illinois. (hmm… I’m trying to think… isn’t there some other famous guy from Chicago that originated in that same evil, corrupt, political machine?)   

Keep in mind that ACORN is part of the same organization that helped Obama get elected.  Billions and billions of stimulas dollars were being funneled to ACORN.  It turns out they’re totally corrupt.  So maybe, just maybe, we should look into this? 

And the government actually wanted to use these corrupt scumbags to conduct the census.  Remember, that little thing that determines US population, and how many congressmen your state gets?  Yeah, the thing that determines the balance of power?  Yeah, that little thing.  The same people who have no problem with 13 year old El Salvadoran hookers were going to take care of that for us.  I’m sure nothing bad could possibly happen there.

ACORN is having an “internal” investigation… I’m sure that will be just swell.  It will show that these 5 seperate incidents were all totally isolated cases, just flukes… figments of your imagination. 

I’d like to see an investigation.  I’d like to see an actual RICO investigation.  I’m talking, old-school, take the down the Gambinos kind of thing.  I don’t want an internal investigation.  That’ s not good enough.  I want the FBI.  And because they answer to Eric Holder, who answers to Barack Obama, I don’t want regular FBI.  Iwant the hardboiled, doesn’t give a crap, bad-80s-cop-drama, alchoholic, wife left him, but does the job, no matter what, kind of investigator to go in there, kick ass and hit people with phonebooks until they confess kind of cop.  I want John McClane and Jack Bauer and Bob Lorenzo to head up this investigation.   

Because I’ve got a sneaky feeling that the corruption runs deep, like a great flowing black river, deep in the bowels of the earth.  I’d like to see heads roll, and not just at the street trash, local ACORN level.  I want to know about the congressmen and senators ACORN (the non-profit) was illegally using tax payer money to win elections for.  I want them to roll over on their bosses, and theirs bosses to roll over on their bosses, until this cancer has been cut out with a bone saw.

Kathy’s book is available for purchase!

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?r=1&ean=0982248768 

Here is a link. Kathy Jackson’s new book, Lessons from Armed America is now available to order.

I was a proof reader on this one. It is a good book.  If you’re getting into guns, thinking about carrying a gun, already have your CCW, or just want a good all-around book on self defense with firearms, you need to get this.

I’ve got to hand it to John Stewart

http://www.thefoxnation.com/acorn/2009/09/16/stewart-skewers-acorn-blasts-media-getting-scooped  I’ve been bagging on the regular news for not saying a word about ACORN being a bunch of criminal scumbags. Even the Daily Show is ashamed they got scooped by the cast of High School Musical 3.  

You realize, that all John and Hanna need is a talking dog and a hippie van.  I can see it now. Barack Obama will be tied up after some elaborate trap, and they’ll yank his mask off, revealing that he’s really Fidel Castro. Then he’ll say “And I would’ve gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for you pesky kids!”  Then we’ll all laugh and laugh.

It doesn’t matter what we say anyway…

 

racistsign

 

Picture taken from link in previous post.

Waste of precious oxygen, Jimmy Carter, had this to say about Joe Wilson’s outburst:  “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”   http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/16/jimmy-carter-you-lie-racist  Good old Jimmy goes on, about the seething hate bubbling up, especially amongst southerners.

Okay… Was Joe Wilson’s outburst uncouth?  Yes.  (was he factually right in that the proposed law did in fact allow illegals to get .gov health insurance, yes, but they don’t want to dwell on that).  Was it ill mannered?  Probably. 

Was it racist?

Jimmy Carter seems to think so.  Because apparently if you call somebody a liar, while they are actually lying, then it isn’t becuase they’re lying, it is because they’re black.  So when you call Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid a liar, that is racism too, because they’re champions of the underclass, and besides, you’d only speak up if you were a right wing hate monger anyway. If you call George Bush, Dick Cheney, or Donald Rumsfeld a liar, you are a patriotic American, doing your civic duty to question authority. 

Whew. Got that cleared up!

Personally, I think they’re all a bunch of lying, thieving, hacks. And I’m sick of the bunch of them.  I just happen to hate the side that has posters of Che on their walls and Marx in their heads a lot more.  Crap. Now I’m racist against Hispanics and Germans. This is kind of a tough mine field to play in.

If you want to see the ugly face of unreasonable hate and bias against a group of people, just listen to how the media and elitist political hacks talk about southerners.  I’m a westerner, always have been, always will be. So people ask me why my first novel was set in the south.  It was because you guys don’t get any respect, and you deserve it.  I wanted to actually write something where a bunch of southerners aren’t racist, hillbilly, inbred, knuckle-dragging, morons, to be gently led by the hand by somebody wise, like someone from Manhattan, or Berkley.  But I digress.

CNN inferred that the big rally in Washington (you know, the one they said had 70,000 people, but the aerial photos show were bigger than Obama’s inaguration that had 1.2 million) this last weekend were inspired by ugly undercurrents of racism.   (on a related note, another commentator made the crack that with this many Republicans gathered in one place, it is amazing nobody got shot or blown up! Ha Ha!  Man. They sure are clever.  Good thing all the totally Democrat controlled areas are so safe and crime free! Like…. Uhm…. Never mind.)

So if we hate out of control spending,  the destruction of our dollar, the stupidizing of our health care, the ruining of our economy,the knee-capping of trade, the milking of the productive to support weasels, the giving to ACORN of 8 billion dollars to buy houses for El Salvadoran child sex slaves, kissing the butts of the world’s socialists dictators, the ending of the “war on terror” while Homeland Security declares returning vets potential domestic terrorists,  the second highest business tax rate on Earth, dozens of unconstitutional Tsars, and MORE…

Then it must be because you are racist.

This may be kind of confusing, so bear with me.  I will break this down for you.  Since I am technically a “Wise Latino” I should be able to help my racist, southern, hate-mongering friends out with the following concepts.  

If you support importing millions of illegal aliens to serve as a virtual slave class with no rights, so that they can be used by employers, treated like crap, and deported if they get lippy, then you are NOT RACIST. 

If you think that you should allow all sorts of LEGAL immigration, so that those people can have rights and legal protection, but that we should secure our borders, then you’re a RACIST.  

If you are a “community organizer” and you’ve participated in the last 40 years of the great society, and it has proven to be a failed experiment, but you keep on doing the same thing, over and over and over, and it ends up beating the crap out of inner-city America, then you are NOT RACIST. 

If you support welfare programs that treat certain groups like they’re inferior and can’t make it on their own without government help then you are NOT RACIST. 

If you support quotas for jobs or education that basically say “Hey, brown people, you ain’t smart enough to do it without the government.” then you are NOT RACIST.  (Unless it is for Asians, because they totally don’t count. Screw those guys. I’m looking at you California University System).

If you make a big hoopla about an activist liberal judge because she’s the first Latino to be on the Supreme Court, but you think that it is okay to call Clarance Thomas an “Uncle Tom” you are NOT RACIST.  (the same standard applies to any black Repulican placed into any office, anywhere, ever. Like Condi.)

If you refer to your grandma as a “typical white person” because she was “bred” that way. NOT RACIST.

If you hear that cops arrested a black man, for any reason, and you automatically assume that the cops are stupid and overreacted. NOT RACIST.

If you are a cop, and you arrest a black man. You’re a RACIST.  Unless it turns out that he was a black Republican, then you need to give that Uncle Tom some “stick time.”

If you disagree with anything the Obama administration proposes, at all, ever, no matter how absurd it is. RACIST! 

“What about the Harry Reid memorial magnetic levitation bullet train from Las Vegas to Disneyland? That’s pretty stupid…” RACIST!   “What if I was against Van Jones because he was an avowed communist agitator and all around scumbag?”  NO. You didn’t like him because you’re RACIST!  “What if I point out that despite what Obama has said, there are ‘death panels’ and tax-payer funded abortions in the healthcare bill?”  Do I really even need to answer that?  You bigots disgust me. 

Okay. I sure hope that the above helps the typical hate mongering readership of my blog to understand the intracies of race relations here in America.

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