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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP lawmaker: "50,000 battered women, and I still eat mine plain" No, no, don't leave yet. He does a great bit on "haha" rape vs. "uh oh" rape. How about this...did you hear the one about the drunk black guy at the country club?   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 41
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2014-03-12 10:15:19 AM
7 votes:

Millennium: You know, even when I don't think a joke is funny, I can usually at least figure out the line of thought that led to someone trying to tell it as a joke. This one, I can't follow at all. I saw the pic -I get the "eating" reference, though not the "plain" part- but what does one clause even have to do with the other? Why would the number make any difference? Is this a joke, or a political statement, or a word salad?


It is a play on the word "battered," having a dual meaning of a treatment for food and a victim of domestic violence. 50,000 puts it into context of the number of battered women... I'm guessing in the state, which furthers the contrast of those two terms.

It's a generally inappropriate play on words that, when worded and delivered correctly, can be amusing outside of mixed company, but when you're a lawmaker who has to deal with that very problem, half of your constituents are women, and you're calling attention to the fact that the number of abused women in your state is three times larger than the population of my hometown, It is grossly inappropriate. It's like how some "dead baby" jokes can be stupid but amusing, but you don't farking tell them to anyone who actually lost a baby, and you don't tell them when making policy on prenatal care availability.
2014-03-12 09:31:14 AM
7 votes:
The fact that these clowns continue to win elections is pretty representative of the debasing nature of their base.
2014-03-12 10:06:24 AM
5 votes:
A co-worker told me that same joke a year or two ago...I laughed at the time.  I told it to my wife that evening...she laughed and groaned at the same time.

It's the kind of joke that you'd tell to an audience of one or two friends...you know it's inappropriate, but the thought of a woman dipped in beer-batter makes it funny.

However, when you broadcast it to a wide audience, no one will acknowledge thinking it's funny, because at that level, you're not dipping a woman into batter, your making fun of a very large group of mostly-helpless victims.
2014-03-12 10:04:08 AM
3 votes:
Jesus, what morans... It's one thing to make jokes like this over some beers while watching a game or at the bar. Most people make jokes they aren't always proud of. The difference is that THIS genius posted it on farking Facebook. Want to make misogynist jokes with your buddies? Fine, keep it between YOU and YOUR BUDDIES.
2014-03-12 09:46:16 AM
3 votes:
GOP candidates need to stop letting the media define them as anti women, to paint them with out of context sound bites.  The only way for this to happen is for every GOP candidate to discuss rape and women's issues every chance they get.  They need to talk about what sex acts are really rape, what clothing choices constitute consent, when pregnancy can really occur, and everything else about anatomy and rape.  If they remain silent the media will define their positions and paint a negative picture of them.
2014-03-12 09:44:46 AM
3 votes:
Rep. Mark Warden (R) was criticized for a comment he made last year during a hearing on a bill related to domestic violence laws.
"Some people could make the argument that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships,"



Yep, they are called middle class republicans.
2014-03-12 10:28:59 AM
2 votes:

Brostorm: Murder jokes OK, anything referencing a woman is literally Hitler.

He likes giving oral sex, In am OUTRAGED.


Are you talking about a group that has historically (and in the case of apparently 50,000 New Hampshire women, still is) suffered from the underlying problems of the subject of the joke? Are you a member about a group that has historically, generally, caused the underlying problems of the subject of the joke?

If the answer to both questions is yes, then shut the fark up and tell a different joke, you biatchy, privileged little princess.
2014-03-12 10:16:03 AM
2 votes:
I like the way these guys always complain about people calling them out when they make jokes like this. Republicans never seem to understand why some people can get away with these type of jokes but they can't. First off, if the joke is actually funny a lot of people will actually let it slide it it is offensive. Secondly when people know that you aren't being serious and you are telling your joke as part of a bigger point that later denounces the idea of your joke, they don't complain about it. Republicans don't understand this. They don't seem to understand that the rhetoric they spew and their actions lead people to believe that they hate women, so people will get offended with them telling jokes about battered women when those same people might not get offended when other groups do.
2014-03-12 09:58:50 AM
2 votes:
I ran it by the [domestic violence] lobbyist she laughed.

I think he may overestimate how much that woman wants him to remain in office.

That's assuming she exists, that he actually spoke to her, and that was actually her reaction. All of those facts are in doubt.
2014-03-12 09:53:24 AM
2 votes:

Headso: Rep. Mark Warden (R) was criticized for a comment he made last year during a hearing on a bill related to domestic violence laws.
"Some people could make the argument that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships,"


Yep, they are called middle class republicans.


And gay Republicans. And female Republicans. And non-white Republicans. And non-Christian Republicans.
2014-03-12 09:48:58 AM
2 votes:

THIS IS WHAT ALL REPUBLICAN VOTERS ACTUALLY BELIEVE

2014-03-12 09:48:28 AM
2 votes:
What is it about New Hampshire and Vermont that seems to concentrate the pure batshiat crazy of New England (outside of Sox fans and similar Boston douchebags) like a freaking derp hellmouth?
2014-03-12 09:47:39 AM
2 votes:
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2014-03-12 09:47:14 AM
2 votes:
At this point, when I think of a women who votes Republican, I think of that lady you always saw on cops. She has a black eye, she's holding a filthy baby, her husband is drunk and belligerent on the couch, and she's screaming "but he luuuuuuurves me!" At the cops as they cuff him.
2014-03-12 02:10:55 PM
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: Yeah I heard the same joke from a waitress at a bowling alley in 2002. And she was a liberal.


Get back to us when she's a state representative.
2014-03-12 12:46:35 PM
1 votes:

What an asshole.

2014-03-12 11:34:57 AM
1 votes:

Bloody William: Millennium: You know, even when I don't think a joke is funny, I can usually at least figure out the line of thought that led to someone trying to tell it as a joke. This one, I can't follow at all. I saw the pic -I get the "eating" reference, though not the "plain" part- but what does one clause even have to do with the other? Why would the number make any difference? Is this a joke, or a political statement, or a word salad?

It is a play on the word "battered," having a dual meaning of a treatment for food and a victim of domestic violence. 50,000 puts it into context of the number of battered women... I'm guessing in the state, which furthers the contrast of those two terms.

It's a generally inappropriate play on words that, when worded and delivered correctly, can be amusing outside of mixed company, but when you're a lawmaker who has to deal with that very problem, half of your constituents are women, and you're calling attention to the fact that the number of abused women in your state is three times larger than the population of my hometown, It is grossly inappropriate. It's like how some "dead baby" jokes can be stupid but amusing, but you don't farking tell them to anyone who actually lost a baby, and you don't tell them when making policy on prenatal care availability.


In other words:   Context matters.

This is the part that Republicans don't understand.  In any thread like this, you can bet that the Republican in question and those who white knight him/her have no idea what context means or why it is important.
2014-03-12 11:15:37 AM
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: Remember just this week at CPAC, where the female conservative writer told the old farts in the party to STFU about women?

This happened faster than I had anticipated.


CPAC also had a panel on how to outreach to minorities. Here are all the people who attended:

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2014-03-12 11:11:39 AM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Is there really a group of women-hating hillbillies out there who are a big enough demographic that these comments are made to resonate with them?


Well, it is NH...
2014-03-12 11:08:30 AM
1 votes:
There are key developmental stages most of us reach. Like, learning that when you close your eyes, Mommy or Daddy don't disappear. Learning that if you hit someone it hurts them because they are a person just like you. And learning that you don't tell off-color jokes unless you are with a group of close friends who can recognize your tone and intent. Neckbeard guy appears to have missed this last one.
2014-03-12 11:01:17 AM
1 votes:
Time to reset the "Time since a Republican said something stupid about rape" timer.
2014-03-12 10:47:56 AM
1 votes:

Brostorm: Murder jokes OK, anything referencing a woman is literally Hitler.

He likes giving oral sex, In am OUTRAGED.


I think the jokes is hilarious.  But I'm not going to share it tonight with my class full of college kids.  You see, when you grow up, us adults have to learn there are appropriate times, places and audiences for these sorts of jokes.  The basis of these jokes is that abusing women can be funny.  So when I crack these jokes, I crack them only with a private audience that I know damn well also would find them humorous.

You SHOULD be outraged that this guy apparently thinks abused women is such a non-issue that publicly joking about it is acceptable and funny.
2014-03-12 10:46:23 AM
1 votes:

Spaz-master: "50,000 battered women, and I still eat mine plain"

What's his fark handle?


Brostorm.
2014-03-12 10:45:59 AM
1 votes:
We've all told tasteless jokes. If you're dumb enough to be a legislator and post one on your Facebook Page, you shouldn't be trusted with any office higher than dogcatcher.
2014-03-12 10:39:25 AM
1 votes:

doyner: The fact that these clowns continue to win elections is pretty representative of the debasing nature of their base.


All the smart/young people leave places like this.
2014-03-12 10:35:06 AM
1 votes:
Funny that this guy just wrecked the party and the original offender's attempts to backpedal from a much less offensive statement.

And here's a surprise...

"Shurtleff said Tasker routinely wears two guns in a shoulder holster to legislative meetings."

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2014-03-12 10:28:14 AM
1 votes:

ambercat: I'm beginning to think that some time in the future someone will come up with a psychiatric diagnosis for this, because there has got to be something wrong with these people's brains. This stopped being funny a long time ago. Now it's just sad Twilight Zone.


I happened to watch the "He's Alive" episode last night (featuring Dennis Hopper looking about 16). The speeches he gives throughout the episode (minus some of the more overt invocations of epithets) would not feel out of place at a GOP rally.

And that's farking scary.
2014-03-12 10:23:22 AM
1 votes:

Tyrano Soros: Typical of you libtards to not understand satire.


What do you call a conservative with a wide stance? Gay.

What do you call a conservative rapist? Daddy

What do you call a conservative who has been divorced four times and had three out of wedlock children? Chairman of the family values committee.

You mean satire like that?
2014-03-12 10:21:58 AM
1 votes:
Shameless and clueless...

The GOP is farking pathetic, but not as pathetic as the cretins that still vote for these offensive jackasses.
2014-03-12 10:18:04 AM
1 votes:
Also, holy fark, I might have just dissected humor in the most boring goddamn way possible.
2014-03-12 10:17:39 AM
1 votes:
Welp thanks for inspiring me to donate to my local women's shelter.
2014-03-12 10:17:35 AM
1 votes:

Bloody William: The headline has to be hyperbole, overstating what he actually said *click* GODDAMMIT


Every. Damn. Time.
2014-03-12 10:16:56 AM
1 votes:
Oh, and the "eating" part adds further contrast, due to the dual meaning of both consuming food (like you would with food that has been battered) and performing cunnilingus. Which, circling back to the connotation of domestic violence, makes it even more unsavory.
2014-03-12 10:09:15 AM
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: I ran it by the [domestic violence] lobbyist she laughed.

I think he may overestimate how much that woman wants him to remain in office.

That's assuming she exists, that he actually spoke to her, and that was actually her reaction. All of those facts are in doubt.



Keep in mind, the Right thinks this was a laugh:

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2014-03-12 10:01:56 AM
1 votes:

LordJiro: Headso: Rep. Mark Warden (R) was criticized for a comment he made last year during a hearing on a bill related to domestic violence laws.
"Some people could make the argument that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships,"


Yep, they are called middle class republicans.

And gay Republicans. And female Republicans. And non-white Republicans. And non-Christian Republicans.


And pretty much any Republican who isn't in the 1%. They opposed an increase in the minimum wage, and eliminating the tricks employers have traditionally used to avoid paying overtime.
2014-03-12 10:01:37 AM
1 votes:

doyner: The fact that these clowns continue to win elections is pretty representative of the debasing nature of their base.



Nevermind they don't have the slightest understanding of anatomy or science. Nevermind they have to have seminars on how to talk to people without sounding like an racist misogynist asshole. Nevermind that their idea of fiscal responsibility is trying to overturn Obamacare 50 times, paying 500Billion for a plane that doesn't work, and charging the taxpayer 24Billion to close down the government. These guys don't have a -D by their name, so they get my vote.
2014-03-12 09:48:13 AM
1 votes:
They just can't shut their hate holes can they.
2014-03-12 09:44:54 AM
1 votes:
The headline has to be hyperbole, overstating what he actually said *click* GODDAMMIT
2014-03-12 09:42:44 AM
1 votes:
Remember just this week at CPAC, where the female conservative writer told the old farts in the party to STFU about women?

This happened faster than I had anticipated.
2014-03-12 09:42:30 AM
1 votes:
He should be fried for that.
2014-03-12 09:37:42 AM
1 votes:
how's that outreach coming, GOP?
 
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