Cuntry Justice

This video was emailed around my UK office yesterday and you could tell when someone watched it because of the audible gasp, even though we had all read the accompanying headline and knew what we were about to see.   That headline?  “Cat owners hunt for woman who put pet in wheelie bin.”  Here’s the video:

The mystery middle-aged white woman in Coventry (quickly identified as Mary Bale after the video appeared all over the web) was captured on a family’s security camera dropping their cat, Lola, into a garbage bin.  Walking by, Bale stops to pet the friendly kitty before looking around for witnesses, gripping the cat by its scruff, and dropping it into the garbage before walking away.  Darryl and Stephanie Andrews-Mann searched for the family pet for 15 hours before finding Lola, and were flummoxed as to how the accident occurred – until they reviewed the tapes from their home security camera, which they had installed two years ago after their car was repeatedly damaged by drivers-by.

Darryl, 26, said: “I’d like to know how she would feel if she was stuck in a bin for 15 hours without food or drink.

“It was really hot day outside. I searched nearby alleyways [for Lola] but suddenly heard a tiny meowing coming from the bin. I looked inside and I found her in the bin. She was terrified and covered in her own mess.”

Unsurprisingly, a large crowd was reported to gather outside Bale’s home and death threats were received as the video spread.  The Metro reports that Bale is under investigation by the RSPCA, and her mother was in the unenviable position of defending her daughter’s actions: (more…)


Off Mt. Timpanogos with Utah State Sen. Chris Buttars!



Oh, those crazy queers.  I keep forgetting how immoral they are. 


Well, you know who doesn’t forget?  Utah State Senator Chris Buttars.  Thank goodness for him, because he takes pride in saying he’s “killed” every piece of pro-equality legislation in Utah for eight years.  Senator Buttars agreed to take part in a documentary by (openly gay) filmmaker Reed Cowan about the Proposition 8 campaign to ban gay marriage in California and the involvement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He told Cowan that gay activists are “probably the greatest threat to America going down.” These remarks were not made behind closed doors, but openly and unapologetically in a January 30th on-camera interview with Cowen, taped in Buttars’ official Senate office.  Other highlights of his interview include these comments: (more…)

chris-brown_rihanna-kissIn honor of our lovely BAngieB (Justice Fighter Extraordinaire) and also to discuss today’s most recognized screw-up, this is the Cuntry Justice Tribunal.  Pop/Hip-Hop/R&B singer Chris Brown has been arrested for allegedly hitting his girlfriend, international popstar Rihanna.  The incident under suspicion took place in a car early Sunday morning and the encounter reportedly left Rihanna with bruises. 

Megan at Jezebel has already raised some interesting questions about what this incident could mean for their respective careers and endorsement deals, and there are a great many other questions and issues to consider about what the alleged assault itself means in terms of media coverage.

To start, a couple of points:  Hitting your partner is not okay.  It. Is. Just. Not. Right.  Secondly, although we have to remember “innocent until proven guilty,” this incident has enough credibility that, while the public is not privy to the details of what exactly went down, Chris Brown is not smelling like a rose right now.  Enough evidence existed to charge him with criminal threat and while he has neither been judged guilty in court nor pled guilty to charges, public concensus is not on his side at the moment.

So, dearth of information considered, I had some initial ponderings as to how this is going to continue to play out in the media.

1) In terms of pop stardom, the closest example I could think of immediately is when Nick Carter allegedly struck Paris Hilton.  This seemed to die down fairly quickly, from memory, but I’d say that Rihanna is a lot more respected (and mantains more of a sweetheart image) than Paris.  Personally, I think that he’s screwed and it will be interesting to see in what way she addresses the circumstances publicly. (more…)

buttercupnoirsmallSupreme Galactic Death Deserving Asswipe Drew Peterson has convinced some 23 yr old cavewoman from Pluto to marry him.  Y’all tell BAngieB to meet me out front with the guns and we’ll pick up AmazonRedheadedUberVixen and some lye on the way.

I am not a big TV-watcher, but this morning while making brownies and homemade applesauce, I found myself horrified yet enthralled by this ridiculous reality show, Man Vs. Beast.

First I watched a brown bear compete in a hot-dog eating contest with a Japanese power-eater. I was outraged, thinking: “I am sure this bear is THRILLED to have been taken from the wild to come to a television studio to chow down on boiled wieners when he could be out in a river eating a live salmon.” And yet I found myself cheering when the bear kicked the man’s ass.

And then came the sweet-faced lady orangutan, shown above. I almost cried. She was half the Sumo wrestler’s size and had the look of a serene angel on her face. They put her in a diaper and she looked perplexed as they tied the tug-of-war rope around her waist and again, I teared up, thinking: “What kind of barbaric motherfucking show is this? That orangutan should be in the Borneo forest swinging around in the trees and picking nits. What a fucking disgrace!” As the battle began, my heart ached, certain this poor angelic creature would be pulled into the mud pit by the much heavier Sumo wrestler, humiliated and confused.

Instead, she leaned back as though she was lounging in the sun and kicked the Sumo wrestler’s big fat ass. I cheered!

Seriously, though, what kind of show is this? Do the people ever win? Where do these poor animals come from and why is it allowed?

Errrr … another hilarious horrifying episode involving my favourite animal, the orangutan, after the jump. (more…)

Yesterday while coming home on the subway I logged onto BCP from my Blackberry. Before long I was reading BiscuitDoughJones’s passing reference to a heart-warming story from her youth — the Christmas her Grand-Daddy got drunk and started firing his shotgun into the sky, hoping to bring down one of Santa’s reindeers. I was soon helpless with laughter at the idea of this Coen Brothers-esque holiday moment, and soon was reminded of one of my own. In my family, it is known simply as Hell Easter, and it is rarely discussed. After the jump, read my horror story. (more…)

biblecompThe AP reported yesterday on a group of atheists in Kentucky suing over the wording of an anti-terrorism law that requires the state’s Office of Homeland Security to proclaim that it cannot safeguard Kentucky without the aid of God. 

Wait, what?  Besides the fact that no other state in the country has such a clause in place, you might think that Kentuckians would have learned something from the 2005 kerfuffle over the courthouse display of the Ten Commandments that went all the way to the Supreme Court.  Apparently the battle between good and evil (who’s who, again?) will rage on, however:

American Atheists Inc. sued in state court over a 2002 law that stresses God’s role in Kentucky’s homeland security alongside the military, police agencies and health departments.
Of particular concern is a 2006 clause requiring the Office of Homeland Security to post a plaque that says the safety and security of the state “cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon almighty God” and to stress that fact through training and educational materials.

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