Steve Martin, Asshole of the Day for February 24, 2014
Right-to-lifers like to claim that fetuses should be entitled to the same rights as everyone else, though many times lately when it comes to pushing laws, they seem to forget the mother also has rights, and her rights should at least be equal to those of the fetus. For example, last summer the Texas GOP, among others, pushed a bill that restricted abortion and had no exception to save the life of the mother.
Now Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin reveals his own thinking about where a mother’s rights lie:
"I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive," Martin wrote. "However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it."
"The child’s host (some refer to them as mothers)". That sentence right there shows his priority— fetus over mother. And keep in mind that he didn’t say this out loud and then catch himself to stick in the “some refer to them as mothers” part. He posted this on Facebook, so he could have edited it. He CHOSE these words.
I suppose you can argue about exceptions for rape or incest as a matter of choice, though I disagree with not allowing the woman to have the choice about whether to carry a baby, especially if she didn’t have a choice in the conception. But not allowing a woman to have the choice of preserving her own life is just flat out saying “we don’t care about you”.
And so for being so callous as to refer to an expectant mother as merely a “host” and revealing where his true priorities lie, Sen. Steve Martin is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Sen. Steve Martin’s first time being named Asshole of the Day, but just another in a long line of GOP assholes in the War On Women.
George Zimmerman, Asshole of the Day for February 18, 2014
It takes a, um, very ‘special’ person to stalk, shoot and kill an unarmed teenager and then go on a national television program and proclaim that they’re the ‘victim’ and the target of the Obama administration. And, by special, we mean delusional. Terrifyingly entitled. Certifiably insane, even. George Zimmerman, who was acquitted by a Florida jury seven months ago for shooting and killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin, definitely fits the bill.
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Zimmerman insisted the trial against him was a “miscarriage of justice” and maintained that he “acted in self-defense” when he shot Martin. Zimmerman went even further, saying he was a “scapegoat” for “the government, the President, the attorney general.”
In that same interview, Zimmerman lamented how difficult his life has been since the trial and whined that people don’t know who he is truly is at heart:I have a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they’re going to kill me and I’ll never be a free man. I realize that they don’t know me. They know who I was portrayed to be.
Someone should tell Mr. Zimmerman that his life is not hard because, well, he still has a life. Trayvon Martin’s parents are the ones who have to live with the fact that their son is dead for no other reason than the fact that he was black and in a neighborhood where some guy thought he didn’t belong.
Before the Zimmerman apologists jump in with their hate-filled propaganda, we get it: Zimmerman was acquitted. But that doesn’t mean the jury got it right. Because they didn’t. There is no cause for shooting an unarmed teenager. And don’t start with that “but Martin attacked HIM” crap. If a guy was following you down a dark street and then confronted you…what would you do? If you’re going to defend anyone’s right to ‘stand their ground’, defend Trayvon’s. That young man was headed home, minding his business, when a wannabe cop accosted him (despite the 911 dispatcher telling him to stay in the car and not confront Trayvon). Now he’s dead and his killer is on television complaining.
Zimmerman has absolutely no right to complain…about anything. He’s alive. He’s a free man, able speed through Texas with a gun in his car, pull a gun on his estranged wife and chase his girlfriend with a shotgun.
In Zimmerman’s world, all of these people are picking on him, ‘scapegoating’ him. Maybe he thinks Obama and Holder are in cahoots with everyone, doing everything they can to take him down. Mmhmm. Like Obama is coordinating with Zimmerman’s girlfriend.
We can’t make George Zimmerman shut up. We can’t make George Zimmerman go away. We can’t even make him realize how wrong he is. But we can do one thing, and that’s to name him Asshole of the Day.
It is only George Zimmerman's second time as Asshole of the Day. He was featured previously for insisting Florida pay his legal bills even though he defied the 911 dispatcher and left his car and instigated the confrontation that led to him killing Trayvon Martin.
Q:How much bacon is in a rasher? I always understood a rasher to be a single strip of bacon. An American friend, however, insists there must be several strips in a rasher, and is outraged to be served anything less. Can you please resolve our transatlantic portion-control conundrum?
– Martin Pengelly with the answer
Yes, a rasher is one strip of bacon.
One strip of succulent, juicy, thick-cut, sizzling, smoked-or-not-according-to-taste deliciousness, lovingly cleaved from the most appealing bit of the nearest passing pig. Preferably this rasher, once grilled, will be joined by one or two others in between two slices of fresh white bread and served with only insouciantly melting butter and a mug of coffee the consistency, colour and strength of bitumen for company.
Half-a-concession: I suppose any number of strips of American “bacon”, in all their attenuated, charred and tasteless thinness – as brittle and full of post-nuclear angst as a Giacometti sculpture – would be needed to get anywhere near, in terms of taste, one rasher of British bacon. So maybe it’s one of those imperial/metric issues.
I doubt it, though.
By the way, I probably shouldn’t ask this, but if it’s OK for a man who has sex with other men to be in a shower in an NFL locker room with other men, is it OK for a guy to be in a shower with women?
Oh for fucks sake Limbaugh you homophobic shit.
One thing is certain in life: whenever you think Rush Limbaugh can’t be more of a pigfucker, he will go an be more of a pigfucker.