Are you f’ing kidding me? Whoopi on 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.


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