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Some of the Dumbest Shit I’ve Ever Seen

This is Super Stupid.

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros wants to know where President Obama is at on the Ray Rice domestic violence situation.

I wanna know, where is the President on this one?” Tantaros asked, after a brief throat-clearing about the NFL’s obligation to react to the tape.

My question is — and not to bring it back to politics but — this is a White House that seems to bring up a ‘war on women’ every other week. A White House that’s very concerned about the NFL, concussions, etc., prescription drugs in locker rooms,” she said.

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Not to bring it back to politics, but I can recall a time when the Republican party blocked the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for over a year because Senate Democrats voted to extend existing protections to immigrant and Native American women. That bill was supported by the White House.

Not that this is an issue the White House or the president needs to answer for, but we can go there if you insist. Please proceed.

Tantaros’ colleagues at Fox News didn’t handle today’s viral news any better. Fox & Friends hosts and known paste eaters Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy took the opportunity to crack a few jokes.

“The message is, take the stairs,” Kilmeade said.

“The message is, when you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera,” Steve Doocy said.

Duh. If you’re going to beat your fiancee unconscious, make sure there’s no cameras.

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Shitkickers.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    “…this is a White House that seems to bring up a ‘war on women’ every other week.”

    Is it me, or do these people attribute everything they don’t like, everything that liberals might be saying and that liberal bloggers may be writing, to “the White House”?

    Show me one instance where anyone even remotely connected to “The White House,” let alone the POTUS himself, used the phrase “war on women.” Go ahead. I dare you.

  • muselet

    Maybe Andrea Tantaros thinks Barack Obama is President of the NFL.

    Or maybe she thinks Barack Obama knows Ray Rice personally, since they’re both dusky males.

    Or maybe Andrea Tantaros is the only one on Outnumbered (really?) who read the day’s memo from Roger Ailes.

    –alopecia

    • Brutlyhonest

      Haha. Well, THEY do all know each other.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I’m not Principal of the line, mother!

      • muselet

        “And you never will be!”

        Yep, it fits, all right.

        –alopecia

  • D_C_Wilson

    Funny how the lesson wasn’t “Don’t fucking beat a woman senseless.” I mean, that was the first thing that came to my mind.

    • Brutlyhonest

      IKNOWRIGHT? That’s the first thought I had. OK, it’s actually the second because the first was, “I really hope I never end up within arms reach of these asshats.”

  • Shitkickers is too good for them. Twats is more like it. And did you hear, they just fired Ray Rice FINALLY months after the incident and months after they published HER apology. I wonder if the NFL gave f*ckall about what happens to her by like, you know, telling her ahead of time that they were going to fire Rice so she could get to somewhere safe? Because if he gets that crazy over some argument in an elevator, what the heck will he do when he’s lost his multi-million dollar career? Her life is in jeopardy.

    • muselet

      I’ve come to the conclusion the NFL is even more depraved (as in depraved indifference to human life) than other professional sports leagues, and that’s saying something.

      –alopecia

    • Christopher Foxx

      Shitkickers is too good for them. Twats is more like it.

      I know I’m way overthinking this, but when did a slang word for female genitals become an pejorative, let alone one suitable for for someone who assaults women? It just struck me as an odd one to apply in this case.

      • You know what I didn’t even think about it. Thank you for pointing it out. If anything that goes to show you how deep sexism goes. Language is so deeply ingrained that we spout off something and only later recall that we just engaged in the very behavior we are decrying. There’s other terms that I’m trying to get rid of like calling a bunch of people “guys” (clearly not as bad as twat but insidious in it’s nullification). So yeah, you’re right and I was totally wrong.

        • muselet

          If I may play language bore for a moment, it depends.

          Brits use “twat” pretty freely, without intending any misogyny. Yes, it’s there under the surface, etymologically speaking, but even that gets complicated.

          Chris Rae, a pom living in Seattle, has this to say on his online English-to-American dictionary (apologies for the length):

          twat: 1 n female genitalia. Not to be used in overly-polite company. The word, I mean. 2 v thump; hit: I don’t remember anything after the boom swung around and I got twatted. 3 n idiot. Generally directed at blokes. A suitably confusing example would read “some twat in the pub accused me of having been near his bird’s twat, so I twatted him.” On the female genitalia front, so to speak, the poet Robert Browning once read a rather vulgar protestant polemic which referred to an “old nun’s twat,” and subsequently mentioned a nun’s “cowl and twat” in one of his poems, under the mistaken impression that it was a part of her clothing.

          (He’s not kidding about Browning, incidentally.)

          Any Brit using “twat” according to definition 2 or 3 would probably never consciously make the connection to definition 1.

          In US English, the word only really means … well, definition 1 above, so a United Statesian using the word in any other context naturally causes eyebrows to be raised. Does that mean it’s automatically misogynistic to use the word in those other contexts, even when describing the hosts of Fox & Friends? I’m not sure, but then I have that cursed Y-chromosome getting in the way (and, full disclosure, I used the word online a couple of years ago in the definition 3 meaning, directed toward a particularly useless male person of the English persuasion).

          There are lots of ways in British English to call someone a waste of space that aren’t sexually inappropriate—bell-end, for example, is a particularly useful way to insult a useless male—but they are generally more jocular and sound funny to us Colonials instead of bluntly insulting.

          It’s something I suppose we need to work on in our copious free time.

          –alopecia

          • Christopher Foxx

            but then I have that cursed Y-chromosome getting in the way

            Apropos of nothing, I have no idea why but I had the vague impression that was not the case. I tended to read your postings with a more feminine voice. No insult or disrespect intended at all, the interpretation is fully on my end.

          • muselet

            –alopecia

          • Christopher Foxx

            😉

          • No worries!

          • Thanks Alo. I actually did mean it in the British sense of “idiot”. Although I am American, I have picked up a lot of British words and their meanings so when I used “twat” female anatomy doesn’t even enter my mind. Also, I don’t use “p*ssy” because 1) I don’t like the way it sounds (haven’t a clue as to why, too many s’s?) and 2) it is mostly used as an insult that is misogynistic. So yeah, I didn’t mean it the way C. Foxx took it BUT I should have been aware that non-Brits would interpret it differently and therefore should not have used it. How’s that for over-explaining? 🙂

          • muselet

            I automatically assumed you were using the Britishism and never gave it a second thought until Christopher Foxx brought it up.

            How’s that for over-explaining?

            Write 300+ words on the subject, then we can talk about over-explaining. :^)

            –alopecia

          • Treading_Water

            Brits and Aussies also use the word “c*nt” pretty freely as well, but it doesn’t cause the reaction that it does over here in the US.

          • muselet

            True.

            There’s a PhD dissertation in linguistics just waiting to be written on the forms and uses of insults in the varieties of English worldwide.

            –alopecia

        • Christopher Foxx

          There’s other terms that I’m trying to get rid of like calling a bunch of people “guys”

          First, thanks for taking my comment as intended, an observation, and not as “nitpicking” (an accusation some columnists here are quick to apply so they can dismiss fair comments that disagree with how something was written).

          The “guys” tag is a tricky one. I’ve thought about it and have concluded it really can’t be avoided. There is an insidiousness to it’s use, but it’s used SO commonly for groups that contain (or even are exclusively) females that I think the definition is really changing to something more asexual and generic.

          I once read an overly-militant feminist article on trying to weed out the patriarchal words in language. And, while the masculine tendency in words is important to recognize, it’s impossible to remove without sounding ridiculous and burying any larger point in trivia. This particular article was, as noted, overly-militant to the point that it objected not just to “women” (it favored “womyn”) and “mankind”, but also “human and “person“, insisting the neutral “one” be instead. And nobody who refers to themselves as a “perone” should be taken seriously.

        • Churchlady320

          Only time it was well used was by Lois Gibbs’ informal organization fighting Love Canal etc. – Tough Women Against Toxics.

          And yes, they did it self consciously…

  • i_a_c

    Get this, people: in order to be sufficiently pro-woman the president now has to speak out about every high profile domestic violence case in the country.

    Wait, never mind, Tantaros is a racist, so maybe this is just the typical sewage that is emitted from her mouth.

    • muselet

      I have very little use for James Carville, but his reaction to Andrea Tarantos’s comments was perfect: “That’s too idiotic for a response.”

      –alopecia

      • Christopher Foxx

        “That’s too idiotic for a response.”

        You just described 99.5% of Fox.

        • Brutlyhonest

          99.99%

          • Christopher Foxx

            I was allowing for some of the commercials.