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(Uproxx)   A Wall Street Journal columnist wonders if the women who were saved by men in the Aurora shootings were worth the sacrifice. Sounds like this guy would make for an AWESOME boyfriend   (uproxx.com) divider line 330
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2012-07-25 10:54:38 AM  
Ladies, he's single:

www.alarmingnews.com
 
2012-07-25 10:56:23 AM  
His great grandfather Giuseppe Taranto was shot on the Titanic whilst throwing women and children overboard to make room for himself on a life boat.
 
2012-07-25 11:12:36 AM  
As much as the dude is a douche for saying that, it makes me wonder what it'd be like for one of those girls were they cheating on their boyfriend at the time. Can you imagine having to live with that?
 
2012-07-25 11:37:07 AM  
if the MEN didn't act all crazy the MEN wouldn't have got shot either.
 
2012-07-25 11:37:21 AM  
She better go home and cure cancer, or make a better lightbulb or something...
 
2012-07-25 11:37:27 AM  
Sperm are cheap, eggs are scarce. Biological imperative.
 
2012-07-25 11:37:42 AM  
I'm with the dude.

/also a singel obviously
/and a craven
 
2012-07-25 11:37:52 AM  
Scott? Scott Adams? Is that you?
 
2012-07-25 11:38:31 AM  
Update: James Taranto says his Twat was "challenging". He's just asking questions.

LinkLink
 
2012-07-25 11:38:36 AM  
www.moviequotesandmore.com

"Earn this... earn it"
 
2012-07-25 11:38:39 AM  
They were clearly worth it to the men who made the sacrifice. And that's all that really matters, isn't it?
 
2012-07-25 11:38:57 AM  

James!: His great grandfather Giuseppe Taranto was shot on the Titanic whilst throwing women and children overboard to make room for himself on a life boat.


Did that really happen? The Googles do nothng.
 
2012-07-25 11:39:04 AM  

Coolfusis: As much as the dude is a douche for saying that, it makes me wonder what it'd be like for one of those girls were they cheating on their boyfriend at the time. Can you imagine having to live with that?


Well, at least this way they would never have to worry about him finding out. Warm fuzzies all around.
 
2012-07-25 11:39:47 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-25 11:39:54 AM  
I'm not going to RTFA. but let me guess: Within months she'll be sipping pink frothy drinks drinks at the club and sluttin it up with some other bad boy who treats her oh so terribly.

How close am I?
 
2012-07-25 11:40:04 AM  
I don't even want to think about who or what is on the staff of the once-proud WSJ these days.
Thanks Rupert. Remind me to piss on your grave.
 
2012-07-25 11:40:10 AM  

Coolfusis: As much as the dude is a douche for saying that, it makes me wonder what it'd be like for one of those girls were they cheating on their boyfriend at the time. Can you imagine having to live with that?


If they lack the conscience enough to cheat, they don't have the conscience to care after the fact.
 
2012-07-25 11:40:41 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Ladies, he's single:

[www.alarmingnews.com image 425x281]


rediscover911.com

Sophisticated and sexy...
 
2012-07-25 11:40:48 AM  
I think the best part of him ran down his mother's leg..........
 
2012-07-25 11:40:49 AM  
Ah, the Wall Street Journal. The Fox News of newspapers.
 
2012-07-25 11:41:13 AM  
If they were worthy, they would have died while fighting with their boyfriends over who's saving who. I mean, that's how I want to go.
 
2012-07-25 11:41:36 AM  

belhade: She better go home and cure cancer, or make a better lightbulb or something...


No, you save women so they can have babies. Even if 10 women were saved that night it only takes one man to impregnate them all. Allow me to demonstrate...
 
2012-07-25 11:42:41 AM  
And, then there's Jamie Rohrs
 
2012-07-25 11:43:09 AM  
A lot of these right-wing bloggers look like the Doughy Pantload. Coincidence? I think not!
 
2012-07-25 11:43:19 AM  
It's the WSJ. I assume they think the chicks are lucky duckies who should have pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps and saved themselves instead of relying upon others.
 
2012-07-25 11:43:24 AM  

jso2897: I don't even want to think about who or what is on the staff of the once-proud WSJ these days.
Thanks Rupert. Remind me to piss on your grave.


This this thisity this.
 
2012-07-25 11:43:49 AM  

inglixthemad: Coolfusis: As much as the dude is a douche for saying that, it makes me wonder what it'd be like for one of those girls were they cheating on their boyfriend at the time. Can you imagine having to live with that?

If they lack the conscience enough to cheat, they don't have the conscience to care after the fact.


This. This, and This.
 
2012-07-25 11:44:12 AM  
Awww look at the cute pudgy little mysogonist. You just want to pinch his cheeks and tear them off his face.
 
2012-07-25 11:44:44 AM  
If this human turd had been shot instead, would anybody be sad about it?

I'm just asking the "challenging" questions!
 
2012-07-25 11:44:57 AM  
OCCUPY ALL STREET JOURNALS
 
2012-07-25 11:46:26 AM  
This really is quite an interesting philosophical issue. Thanks be to the douchebags out there with the courage to ask.
 
2012-07-25 11:46:34 AM  
Whar Sam'mich, whar?
 
2012-07-25 11:46:49 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Scott? Scott Adams? Is that you?


+1
 
2012-07-25 11:46:50 AM  
then there's this guy... the bailer... he's single again... but alive (and un-bruised)
 
2012-07-25 11:47:04 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-25 11:47:09 AM  

Rapmaster2000: sigdiamond2000: Ladies, he's single:

[www.alarmingnews.com image 425x281]

[rediscover911.com image 513x325]

Sophisticated and sexy...


that is an odd picture...
 
2012-07-25 11:47:35 AM  
Difficult situation if you really think about it. I would hope I would be manly enough to try and protect people, and I certainly hope the girls saved in this case go on to do something useful.
 
2012-07-25 11:47:39 AM  
Maybe he meant it in the "Saving Private Ryan" kind of way and just has a horribly douchey way of saying things?

"James, earn this... earn it."

ransomechua.files.wordpress.com

/BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, PEOPLE
 
2012-07-25 11:48:05 AM  
That's a firing, I hope.

Love his Twitter tagline: "So sharp, he sneezes thumbtacks." So dumb, he shoves thumbtacks up his nose and Tweets things like this.
 
2012-07-25 11:48:29 AM  
You know, I'd like to say the sacrifice by those men proves that chivalry isn't dead... but... they sacrificed themselves and died.

Honest question for the Farkettes here: if your boyfriend/husband sacrificed himself like that, would you be open to the idea of loving again someday? Or would that sacrifice create a bar that just couldn't be reached by other men?
 
2012-07-25 11:49:08 AM  
Every woman's a feminist until the shooting starts.
 
2012-07-25 11:49:19 AM  
Well, the GOP has achieved their holy grail: A moral justification for Greed.

He's just going for the brass ring: A moral justification for being a misogynist and a coward.
 
2012-07-25 11:49:25 AM  

Sofa King Smart: then there's this guy... the bailer... he's single again... but alive (and un-bruised)


Hard to tell what's happening there with no sound... did he let the ball bounce off of his girlfriend before "catching" it?
 
2012-07-25 11:49:42 AM  
I read this at an impressionable age. and while I've grown up to disagree with
much that the author held sacred, this bit has become somehow integral to my own moral code:

... "Patriotism" is a way of saying "Women and children first." And that no one can force a man to feel this way. Instead he must embrace it freely. I want to tell about one such man. He wore no uniform and no one knows his name, or where he came from; all we know is what he did.

In my home town 60 years ago when I was a child, my mother and father used to take me and my brothers and sisters out to Swope Park on Sunday afternoons. It was a wonderful place for kids, with picnic grounds and lakes and a zoo. But a railroad line cut straight through it.

One Sunday afternoon a young married couple were crossing these tracks. She apparently did not watch her step, for she managed to catch her foot in the frog of a switch to a siding and could not pull it free. Her husband stopped to help her.

But try as they might they could not get her foot loose. While they were working at it, a tramp showed up, walking the ties. He joined the husband in trying to pull the young woman's foot loose. No luck.

Out of sight around the curve a train whistled. Perhaps there would have been time to run and flag it down, perhaps not. In any case both men went right ahead trying to pull her free - and the train hit them.

The wife was killed, the husband was mortally injured and died later, the tramp was killed − and testimony showed that neither man made the slightest effort to save himself.

The husband's behavior was heroic − but what we expect of a husband toward his wife: his right, and his proud privilege, to die for his woman. But what of this nameless stranger? Up to the very last second he could have jumped clear. He did not. He was still trying to save this woman he had never seen before in his life, right up to the very instant the train killed him. And that's all we'll ever know about him.

THIS is how a man dies.

This is how a MAN...lives!

 
2012-07-25 11:49:54 AM  

James!: His great grandfather Giuseppe Taranto was shot on the Titanic whilst throwing women and children overboard to make room for himself on a life boat.


Because remember everyone, women = children.
 
2012-07-25 11:49:55 AM  

Rapmaster2000: sigdiamond2000: Ladies, he's single:

[www.alarmingnews.com image 425x281]

[rediscover911.com image 513x325]

Sophisticated and sexy...


This whole thing is such a shame. Mr. Gatsby here would make a superior bullet absorbent.
 
2012-07-25 11:51:25 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Sophisticated and sexy...


And a Real American patriot!
 
2012-07-25 11:51:29 AM  
Like his article or dislike his article, it's all the same because now you know of him.
 
2012-07-25 11:51:31 AM  
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and HOPE that he was challenging the women to make the most of their second chance at life.

If not, it's not to late to make that claim with his forthcoming apology tweet.
 
2012-07-25 11:52:03 AM  

Coolfusis: As much as the dude is a douche for saying that, it makes me wonder what it'd be like for one of those girls were they cheating on their boyfriend at the time. Can you imagine having to live with that?


Not to worry, I'm sure they'll manage to rationalize it somehow.

It doesn't matter if they were worth saving or not, perhaps some of them are not. What matters is doing the right thing when push comes to shove, and that's what a lot of those guys did. Except that one that abandoned his pregnant girlfriend or whatever.
 
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