Aziz Ansari needs to keep his creepy fingers to himself

Aziz Ansari, better known as Tom Haverford on one of my favorite TV shows of all time, Parks and Recreation, is a creep. And not just any kind of creep, he’s a sexual predator creep who’s like Harvey Weinstein more than he’s not.

That’s right. I’m comparing Aziz Ansari to Harvey Weinstein.

Aziz Ansari met the then 22-year-old woman at a 2017 Emmy Awards after-party. The two began talking because both were using 1980’s film-based cameras. A week after they met, they went on the date.

The date went pretty terrible. According to the woman who wrote about the date on babe.net, Ansari got overly sexually aggressive fairly quickly. After eating at an oyster bar on a historic wooden ship on the Hudson River, the two went back to his apartment two blocks away.

From the article:

They walked the two blocks back to his apartment building, an exclusive address on TriBeCa’s Franklin Street, where Taylor Swift has a place too. When they walked back in, she complimented his marble countertops. According to Grace, Ansari turned the compliment into an invitation.

“He said something along the lines of, ‘How about you hop up and take a seat?’” Within moments, he was kissing her. “In a second, his hand was on my breast.” Then he was undressing her, then he undressed himself. She remembers feeling uncomfortable at how quickly things escalated.

When Ansari told her he was going to grab a condom within minutes of their first kiss, Grace voiced her hesitation explicitly. “I said something like, ‘Whoa, let’s relax for a sec, let’s chill.’” She says he then resumed kissing her, briefly performed oral sex on her, and asked her to do the same thing to him. She did, but not for long. “It was really quick. Everything was pretty much touched and done within ten minutes of hooking up, except for actual sex.”

She says Ansari began making a move on her that he repeated during their encounter. “The move he kept doing was taking his two fingers in a V-shape and putting them in my mouth, in my throat to wet his fingers, because the moment he’d stick his fingers in my throat he’d go straight for my vagina and try to finger me.” Grace called the move “the claw.”

Ansari also physically pulled her hand towards his penis multiple times throughout the night, from the time he first kissed her on the countertop onward. “He probably moved my hand to his dick five to seven times,” she said. “He really kept doing it after I moved it away.”

But the main thing was that he wouldn’t let her move away from him. She compared the path they cut across his apartment to a football play. “It was 30 minutes of me getting up and moving and him following and sticking his fingers down my throat again. It was really repetitive. It felt like a fucking game.”

This “date” took place in 2017. So why is the victim of Aziz Ansari’s creepiness writing about this now?

Because of this photo from the very recent 2018 Golden Globes:

If you ever see a man wearing one of these pins, get no closer than 50 feet.

Aziz Ansari is wearing one of those pretentious #TimesUp pins on his lapel to show how much he’s against sexual harassment. As if you aren’t wearing one of these pins, you’re somehow for the sexual harassment of women. I’d never trust a man wearing one of these #TimesUp pins, just like I’d never trust a male feminist.

Like everyone else in attendance, Aziz Ansari was wearing black. Wearing all black at the 2018 Golden Globes showed you are against sexual harassment in Hollywood. Sure.

This is after he was chasing a woman around his apartment he barely knew trying to do the sexual version of the mandible claw on her.

The mandible claw. Mick Foley called Aziz. He wants his move back.

Aziz Ansari just assumed the young woman would be into whatever he wanted to do sexually because of who he is. He’s a famous sitcom actor and a standup comedian. He’s famous and his date was not. In Aziz Ansari’s relationship with the young woman, he was in the position of power and she was not. Of course, he can stick his fingers down her throat so that he can more easily stick them in her vagina.

What would you expect someone like him to do first, ask?

Aziz Ansari is not an attractive guy. He’s not the kind of guy who would normally have unfamiliar women wanting to have marble countertop sex with him on a first date. Aziz Ansari used his fame to be a predator with women. The same can be said for Harvey Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein is not an attractive man. He used his fame and power to be a predator with women.

Aziz Ansari and Harvey Weinstein. Two creeps cut from the same unattractive bolt of predator cloth.

I have been blocked by Steve Shives

I’ve joined thousands of other Twitter users and I’ve been blocked by Steve Shives. Who’s Steve Shives? He’s a guy who lives in nearby Sharpsburg, Maryland and maintains a YouTube channel dedicated to social justice, feminism, and atheism.

He’s pretty famous for blocking people on Twitter. Evidently, he has a bot that blocks people based on who else they follow on Twitter.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, block bots are evil, dumb, and I hate them.

YouTuber Steve Shives

Back before Steve was on YouTube, I considered him an e-friend. We both lived here in the Hagerstown area, we both had blogs, and we both shared a dislike for our local newspaper, The Herald-Mail. We were also very similar in our political views until we weren’t.

I was once a fan of Steve’s writing on his blog, Steve Likes to Curse. It was a daily read for me. Although the site is still up, he no longer writes blog posts. That’s too bad. I think he is a good writer. He probably writes scripts for YouTube, but listening to someone’s videos is not the same as reading someone’s written words. And to be honest, I don’t like Steve’s videos.

Here’s a recent video of his:

Steve Shives is such a polarizing figure on YouTube that he is often the subject of other YouTube creators. A good many YouTubers make videos about Steve Shives and the things he says. Some of them are quite funny.

I started having problems with Steve and his opinions even before he left LiveJournal for YouTube. Mostly it had to do with his inconsistency of atheism. Even though he gave the impression he was an atheist, when he and his wife married, they married in a local church. I know this because I saw the photos in The Herald-Mail. What kind of atheist gets married in a church?

That threw up a red flag for me.

And then there was Steve’s defense of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. Atheist Steve was a vocal defender of building it. What kind of atheist supports building religious structures for any religious group? Here are some of the posts he wrote about the topic seven years ago:

If you can get through the above posts about the Ground Zero Mosque, give the following post a read and look at the inconsistencies. In it, Atheist Steve writes about a local church, the Emmanuel Baptist church spending an estimated $7 million on a new sanctuary and classrooms for a fundamentalist Christian private school.

I also found the title of the above post to be a little silly. How can you call any Christian church misogynist when there’s such a thing as Islam? Islam is the apex predator of misogyny. It’s not even close.

How can an atheist defend an Islamic group building a religious center, but criticize a Christian church for building a new sanctuary and classrooms? Shouldn’t atheists be consistent in standing up against all religious groups?

And that’s when the wheels fell off for me with Steve Shives. He was a pro-Islam, anti-Christian atheist who when it came time to marry the love of his life, got married in a Christian church.

In comparison, when my wife and I got married nearly twenty years ago, we got married in the courthouse, like the honest, consistent atheists that we are.

Martin Luther King Jr. refused to stand for the National Anthem?

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s the federal holiday set aside to honor the man who did so much to end systemic racism for our country. He was killed making this country better for children of all color.

You know what he didn’t do? Kneel or show disrespect during the National Anthem.

The New Yorker magazine has a ginned up cover showing King doing just that. It shows King kneeling locking arms with Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The image indicates it’s on the sideline of an NFL game during the National Anthem.

If you want to exercise your First Amendment right and take a stand (or a knee) against perceived racial injustice, I will back you up one hundred percent. Just don’t do it when hundreds and thousands of our fellow Americans are standing to honor our flag and our anthem. When we stand for the National Anthem one of the people we are honoring is one of our greatest Americans, Martin Luther King Jr.

Seeing this cover of The New Yorker magazine makes me think a little less of Martin Luther King Jr. even though I know it never happened. That’s the power of propaganda. King deserves better. He was a great American. He doesn’t deserve to have his reputation misused like The New Yorker did.

Shame on them.

Chelsea Manning to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland

Look who I get to vote for as a U.S. Senator. Disgraced U.S. Army private Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning, will be running as a Democrat in the upcoming primary election for U.S. Senate for Maryland.

Chelsea Manning to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland - Bent Corner
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

The seat is currently held by Democrat Ben Cardin. Even though I’ve voted for Cardin the past two elections, I imagine he’ll need to bow out of contention. Otherwise, he will be labeled a transphobe.

Sorry, Ben Cardin. Thank you for your service, but it’s time for you to move on.

Looks like I’ll need to register as a Democrat again. I registered unaffiliated after the 2016 Democratic Convention. Whatever the reason, perhaps something said by Lena Dunham or something said in Spanish by the illegal immigrant mother on stage, I realized the Democratic party just didn’t represent me anymore. That’s clearly not the case anymore.

If you do not vote for Chelsea Manning, you are transphobic

Who better to serve in the U.S. Senate than a disgraced U.S. Army private who cannot properly handle classified information? Plus, if you don’t cast your vote for Chelsea Manning, you are clearly transphobic.

Who doesn’t love a gal who can’t keep a secret?

How Trump apologists are spinning what he said

Just when I thought Donald Trump finally dug himself into a racist hole with his golden racist shovel that even he cannot get out of, his supporters have begun trying to give the man a hand by obfuscating and conflating what he said.

For the record this is what Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States said when discussing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries:

Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?

He was not referring to the countries. He was referring to the people, or as Trump said, these people.

Last night I was perusing Twitter as I often do on a Friday night and I read this Tweet written by the proprietor of Diversity & Comics, one of my favorite comic-related YouTube channels.

Richard, the man who produces Diversity & Comics, is a Republican. That’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with being a Republican. Close to half my fellow Americans are Republicans.

I guess I can understand why Richard would want to provide cover for his guy, Donald J. Trump. I just think he’s wrong. Dead wrong. He’s conflating what Trump said. Trump was speaking about “these people” not the countries they are immigrating from.

It doesn’t even make sense. Why would we even want people from non-shithole countries to immigrate here? Would they appreciate our country, its values, and the opportunities it affords if it was not as good as the country they came from?

Remember, Trump, suggested the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway here than from any of the so-called shithole countries. How would that even work? Can you imagine how unhappy someone from Norway would be to come here only to find out they would be required to pay for their own healthcare and education?

A robust public transportation system? A higher per capita income? These lily-white Norweigan immigrants can forget all about that.

I’m done with President Donald Trump

The proof is in. Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States is a racist lunatic.

From the Washington Post:

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday.

When you complain too many people from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries are immigrating here and not enough people from Norway are, you’re racist. When you refer to the countries Haitians, El Salvadorans, and Africans immigrate from as “shitholes” you’re racist.

I recently spent nearly ten days in the Meritus Medical Center, most of that time in intensive care. I was treated for a lower G.I. blockage and diabetic ketoacidosis. I could have died.

The care I received from the nursing staff at Meritus Medical Center was the greatest in the world. I exaggerate not. The nurses who treated me were the best in the world. They treated me like I was the best in the world.

I’m the type of person who sometimes finds it easy to see even the slightest amount of fault in things. This is not true when it comes to my nursing staff at Meritus Medical Center.

With that said, I’m pretty sure none of them immigrated here from Norway. I’m also pretty sure not all of them came from descendants who set foot on Plymouth Rock. Could some of them have come here from some of President Trump’s “shithole” countries? Maybe. To me, they will never be people from shithole countries.

They will always be my heroes.

I like to say that I never allow myself to become offended by the words of others. That was not true yesterday. When President Trump said offended me to my core.

I hate Donald Trump. Even though I didn’t vote for him, I was more than ready to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that he did a good job for the sake of our country. I have now reached my limit with this mental baboon. I will now do whatever I need to do to make this man a one-term president. I will register as a Democrat. I will register as a Republican. I will do whatever is within my power to get rid of this racist man from the Oval Office.

I now have a quest and that quest is to get Donald Trump replaced.