7.05.2006

Welcome Back!

Nothing like returning from a day off/long weekend and getting back to the usual routine. Part of my routine is reading The Washington Post. So, what's the first thing I read today on the Friendship Heights Metro platform?

He bit the blade out of its plastic casing and stuffed an apple in his mouth to muffle his screams. Then he castrated himself and flushed his testicles down the jail cell toilet.

Yup, it's good to be back in the swing of things.

18 comments:

  1. Better this than wingmen.

    Maybe we could combine the two?

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  2. AnonymousJuly 05, 2006

    Ah... a line from the latest Family Circus cartoon!

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  3. Delightful! And not sensational in the slightest.

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  4. Hm. Would that all sexual predators were as motivated and proactive.

    How does removing testes anything more than just removing the testosterone? How does that correct the mental problem?

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  5. The article's ending sentence was so freakin' trite; "All grown up and a woman now, she glanced briefly at Jenkins. Then she started to cry like a little girl."

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  6. this_shithole_sucksJuly 05, 2006

    Gee, my heart bleeds for this poor guy. Shame he didn't use the razor on his throat instead of his nuts.

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  7. AnonymousJuly 05, 2006

    I swear, I nearly choked on my shredded wheat cereal reading that, that was disgusting! Interesting point the story makes, but they could have buried that deeper within the paper, or even just possibly below the fold. ::Shiver::

    -Kate

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  8. this_shithole_sucksJuly 05, 2006

    daria, drugs would not correct the mental problem either, but they work. By severing his nads, it reduces production of testosterone, thus decreasing urges. He's treating the symptom, not the cause. But hey - whatever works. I'm a strong advocate of forced sterilization and castration.

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  9. I'm a strong advocate against it. Or at least mandatory castration. That's a pretty clear violation of the 8th Amendment and it does nothing to prevent rape (which is usually an expression of anger/control, not lust/horniness).

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  10. AnonymousJuly 06, 2006

    I made the mistake of reading this article while eating a sandwich at lunch yesterday. I'm not one to lose my appetite, but the first few paragraphs of that article did the trick.

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  11. Oh come on Rusty...right now prosecutors are gleefully doing an end run around the 8th with Civil Commitments. Why not get pissed over that?

    Also, there is a difference between a power/control rapist and a someone who views children as sexual objects...

    One is someone who vents their anger and asserts their need for control by violently violating another. The other has a disorder in their "wiring" where sexual attraction becomes linked to prepubestent children in the case of pedophiles, or young teens for ephebophiles (rarely used term, but technically correct, which is the best kind of correct).

    Interestingly enough, if you put emotion aside, the concept of children as asexual, and even the concept of a "childhood" of innocence and learning only dates back over the past hundred or so years...not to say that it's ok for an adult to have sex with a child, but the problem that the subject of the article had was that he still viewed himself as that young teen that he once was, which is far more complicated than just asserting power.

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  12. this_shithole_sucksJuly 06, 2006

    Nice, Rusty. Let's look out for the constitutional rights of the child molestors. Before anyone calls me a stupid, uneducated redneck, I know the constitution is there to protect EVERYONE, even those who don't deserve it, but I've grown tired of people bitching about the rights of the convicted felons, and nothing about the rights of the innocent, especially our children.

    Castration DOES work, otherwise they wouldn't offer it voluntarily, as they have in some cases. And as the previous poster pointed out, rape and child molestation are two different things. A child molestor IS driven by desire. It has nothing to do with anger or control. It is lust - pure and simple.

    Yeah, let's just forget about the rights of our kids. Let's look out for the child molestors. I used to think you weren't that stupid, but between your last comment and your argument that homeosexual sex doesn't spread HIV more than hetero, I'm starting to think you are.

    Yeah, fuck the kids. Oh wait, they already did that.

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  13. I'm against Megan's Law (except for multiple offenders) too!

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  14. this_shithole_sucksJuly 06, 2006

    Why?

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  15. Because I think it violates the 8th Amendment as unusual punishment. The Supreme Court says I'm wrong, but I still find it unfair. One-time offenders who have paid their time deserve the chance to lead a normal life. Megan's Law prevents that.

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  16. AnonymousJuly 07, 2006

    Anyone who molests a child deserves precious little.

    Child molestation is an offense almost worse than murder and should be treated as such.

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  17. Child molestation is often caused by mental incapacity and previous victimhood. That makes it much more nuanced than murder.

    I agree though, molestors should be incarcerated for a long time.

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  18. this_shithole_sucksJuly 07, 2006

    Nice, Rusty. So since you admit that SCOTUS disagrees with you, yet you are still not in favor of Megan's Law, then you care more about the rights of a convicted child molestor than you do about kids. If you ever have kids you will care more about child molestors than them. And this also means that you would have no problem with a child molestor living next door to you, and you not even knowing about it.

    You are either lying your ass off, or you would hate your kids.

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