Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone (1984). Perfect.
Special-effects wizard John Dykstra with the shooting miniature of the Battlestar Galactica, 1978.
Dairy Queen, 1950s
I’d love to take a drive right now down to the Dairy Queen in my Buick for a nice soft-serve…
(Source: 21studs, via piratetreasure)
Stopping for gas one evening, 1931.
Everything about this image is awesome.
Yep. That’s the one that daunts me every… single… time…
Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria
Ted Nugent, Asshole of the Day for February 21, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
A month ago Ted Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel”, for which we named him Asshole of the Day:
a Chicago communist raised communist educated communist nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama
It was only a few days after we named him Racist Asshole of the Year.
Look, Ted Nugent has been a out-of-control racist asshole for many years, and during Obama’s time in office, Republicans and Fox News can’t get enough of him. Mike Huckabee even jammed out with him on his show. So his behavior and pronouncements are well known.
But something changed this week when a CNN reporter asked Greg Abbott about how he could campaign with Nugent, pointing out these horrible things Nugent says and does. And it stuck, perhaps because it was true. Suddenly Republicans feel like they need to distance themselves from him. Rick Perry, Greg Abbott, Rand Paul— all acting indignant as though they somehow didn’t know about this. Sorry, Rick Perry, but you’ve been palling up with Nugent for years. Just try a Google Image Search for “Rick Perry Ted Nugent” and you’ll see it’s all there.
So now Ted Nugent felt pressure to apologize for the heat he brought on his friends. See if you can spot what’s missing here:
Conservative rock musician Ted Nugent offered a semi-apology for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”
Nugent, however, made sure not to point his apology directly at Obama.
“I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself,” Nugent said Friday an in interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson according to CNN.
He apologizes for calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel”, but not to Obama. He only apologizes to the Republicans who are being embarrassed by it in the media. This is not an apology. Not even close.
After issuing that statement, Nugent got on Twitter and started ranting:
Are words really more offensivethan 5 dead Americans on Obamaswatch— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan criminal IRS jackboots— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan Obama Mao redistribution— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the Saul Alinsky klan— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan blackpanthers threatening voters— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan Al not so Sharpton racism— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the racist knockout game— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan violating your oath of office— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan fundamentally transforming America— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words reallyoreoffensivethan hating America— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan buying votes— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the scam of social justice— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the scam of economic equality— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 21, 2014
And that’s just a small sample. This went on and on in the same vein. Let me ask you, does that sound like a man apologizing?
So for his phony apology and then Twitter rant which proves how insincere his apology was, Ted Nugent is Asshole of the Day.
It is Ted Nugent’s fifth time being named Asshole of the Day, and of course he was also named Racist Asshole of the Year. And this is hardly the end of it. Our site only started in May 2013, but Media Matters compiled this list of 13 Other Repugnant Comments Ted Nugent Should Apologize For which goes back much further.
Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nugent-apology-obama-subhuman-mongrel—2
You know what? Fuck this guy. “Cat Scratch Fever” is a stupid fucking song anyhow.
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I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do. —
(Source: sexistmorons, via wilwheaton)