Teressa Groenwald-Hagerman is feeling very pleased with herself after the keen hunter met a challenge to hunt and slaughter an elephant using a bow and arrow. Her trip was paid by sponsors, including her schilling for a line of hunting clothing made specially for women (because sadly sexual equality, normally a very fine idea, also sometimes means that women get to prove they are as violent, foolish and downright nasty as many men). She’s proud of travelling to the vast continent of Africa, the cradle of life, to kill one of the most magnificent animals on the planet. She spent several hours a day training to use the bow effectively. One wonders what positive things she could have done for herself or others in those hours instead of training to slaughter an animal purely for fun.
And please, don’t give me that ‘humans are predators’ line, this isn’t the Neolithic period and people like this woman are utterly despicable throwbacks to an earlier time. Hunting for food is one thing, but hunting for sport, whether it is fox hunting upper class twonks in Britain or would-be Amazon Jungle Janes like this person killing an elephant for the thrill, is simply despicable and there is no reason and no excuse for it. And given how often the violent abuse of animals is cited by criminal profilers as the first symptom of a possibly sociopathic personality I think we shouldn’t just dislike people like this, we should be actively wary of them and their urges to kill other creatures purely for a thrill. (from the Telegraph via Boing Boing).
Looney Tunes Bishop – condoms are deliberately infected with HIV
There has been a huge amount of highly dangerous bullshit from the Catholic church, especially in the developing world, over the use of condoms to try and stem the high levels of HIV infections. Despite the vast numbers of people infected they continue not only to oppose the use of prophylactics but stories abound of certain church groups and even charities doing their best to stop locals using them, knowing full well that it will fuel further infection, because of fixed views on birth control laid down by a bunch of eejits in a male-only club who never have sex themselves (except sometimes with young altar boys, of course). Now Archbishop Francisco Chimoio, head of the Catholic church in Mozambique is claiming that condoms shouldn’t be used because certain un-named European countries deliberately infect some condoms with the HIV virus to wipe out Africans. No, I’m not joking, that’s what this crazy fuckwit actually said.
Africans are doing a pretty good job in spreading the infection without any conspiracy theory like this being used, an infection rate boosted by the retarded stance of the (supposedly) celibate male priests of the church, yet here is this hypocritical bugger claiming it is the fault of shady, un-named countries. So he gets to scare people into doing what he wants them to do, knowing full well that he is leaving them exposed to a greater likelihood of infection as a result and manages to blame someone else at the same time and pretend he’s doing the Lord’s Will, so it is all okay then. Almost Machiavellian in one aspect, atrocious, irresponsible and diabolically irresponsible in all other aspects. Then again if you follow rules on sexual matters from a bunch of celibate old men who are mortally terrified of women then you’re a fucking idiot and probably too stupid to live, so go ahead, follow his advice and end up winning yourself a Darwin award.