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Just who is waging a war on women?

Posted by Dana Pico on 2012/05/20

This story has been making its way around the blogosphere. This one from Donald Douglas:

Jeez, this dude needs to put on a raincoat — either that, or keep it holstered permanently.

See the Los Angeles Times, “Man who had 30 kids with 11 women wants child-support break” (via Memeorandum)

As Darleen Click put it, “Dependency is the new freedom . . . .

I have seen this story floating around, and while the irresponsibility of Desmond Hatchett is obvious, what I haven’t seen is anyone asking:

  • Don’t the women involved have any responsibility for contraception; and
  • Just what kind of self-respect do the ladies in question have if they are copulating with a guy who has been fornicating with that many other women?

The feminists who normally comment on just about anything relating to sex and families have been notably quiet: Amanda Marcotte has, at least thus far, said nothing, Feministing has been completely silent, despite having an article up about maternal health still being a feminist issue, and is concerned about the possible sexism on a picture of a woman riding two dolphins, Melissa McEwan was very busy condemning those who are concerned about the recent demographic news that more non-white babies were born in the US than white ones, including a condemnation of anybody who is in any way critical of contraception, yet hadn’t a word about the Hatchett case, and Think Progress and the Lost Kos and the Delaware Liberal were all silent.

Why? Well, if any of our friends on the left even questioned this case, it would raise questions about the women’s responsibility as well as the man’s. Thirty children by eleven different women means that most of these women had to have multiple children by the same man to whom they were not married and could not support. Were our friends on the left to raise this topic, it would call into question their abandonment of the apparently quaint and surely anti-feminist notion that sex has natural consequences, that women bear the greater burden of these consequences, and the old-fashioned norms that women shouldn’t screw around were for their own protection and well-being.

Contraception? It’s inexpensive and widely available. Abortion? Yes, I would like to outlaw it, but it is still perfectly legal, and a large city like Knoxville, Tennessee (which is the home of the University of Tennessee) has two abortion clinics, with inexpensive fees, along with a link to an organization which can help poor women with those fees.

Dr Douglas concluded:

And it is. The report indicates that some of the mothers of Hatchett’s children get as little as $1.50 a month. Somewhere along the way, probably as early as the first child, Hatchett and his hookups were relying on government to pay for their children, the hospital costs, for example (and pre-natal care), and unless the mothers are living with family members and self-sufficient, there’s no doubt that the kids are being supported through public assistance. Indeed, that’s why the county is all over this dude to get with the program. And I can guarantee you that if you say one word about the breakdown of individual responsibility in this case you’ll be attacked as racist. It’s almost unbelievable to think about what’s happened to this country. That’s almost unbelievable. As long as marriage is ridiculed by the enlightened progressive, and as these same left-wing idiots insist on perverting the institution through gay marriage radicalism, things will only get worse before they get better.

The county “is all over this dude to get with the program?” How? He makes minimum wage which, if the reports are accurate, means he is making $7.25 an hour, or $15,080 a year. Supposedly half of his income is being taken for child support, but, divided among thirty children, doesn’t go very far. If some of the children’s mothers get $1.50 a month, the administrative costs alone are higher than what the recipients get.

The war on women? It was waged with not by Republican policies, but with Desmond Hatchett’s dick, and the people who are suffering the casualties are the eleven women who have children for whom they receive virtually no child support (they were willing casualties), for the thirty children growing up without their scumbag father, and the taxpayers who are going to have to pay for the irresponsibility of Mr Hatchett and his eleven sluts.
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Cross posted on THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL.

Posted in Character, Gender Issues, Health, Personal Responsibility, Politically Incorrect, society | Tagged: | 7 Comments »

Forgiveness And The Results Of Your Actions

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/12/14

A wealthy landowner had many acres of land which he could not plant and harvest himself, so he decided to lease out large tracts of land to people who could not afford to own the land but could work the land.

One such farmer, who had no money and no income available to pay a lease offered a trade. He would farm the land and pay a percentage of the yield in return for the rights to farm the land. The wealthy landowner agreed. Their settlement was that the farmer would grow corn on the 1,000 acres of land and the wealthy landowner would receive 20 percent of the sale of the corn.

As planting season approached, the farmer grew more and more dissatisfied with the agreement with the wealthy landowner until the farmer reached a stage of outright anger. How dare the wealthy landowner (who owned the land the farmer was farming) demand 20 percent of the price for something he didn’t even work for?! The farmer decided he’d show the wealthy landowner! He’d plant thistle instead of corn! That’d show the wealthy landowner! So that’s just what the farmer did.

The farmer spent all his seed money on thistle. And then he planted it on the 1,000 acres of land that didn’t belong to him. As the growing season passed, the farmer began to reconsider his decision. His contract required him to grow corn and yet he grew thistle. The profit from the corn was going to provide the farmer an opportunity to buy his own land, yet the farmer had grown so envious of the wealthy landowner that the farmer lost his opportunity to improve his own finances.

And the farmer realized his own hatred and anger and envy ruined his own chances to improve his situation. What’s more, he had a contract which he had blatantly violated.

So the farmer, realizing his own failings and the right of the wealthy landowner to sue him, and the overwhelming proof the landowner was egregiously wronged, begged the wealthy landowner for forgiveness.

The wealthy landowner forgave the farmer. And the thistle grew. And the farmer lost his money and his opportunity to improve himself.

The moral of the story:
You can be forgiven but that won’t change the fact you have to face the consequences of your actions.

Corollary:
You can forgive someone and yet allow that person to face the consequences of his actions.

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#TopShot

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/27

For those who don’t know, Top Shot has entered its new season.

Jake, a competitor on this new season of Top Shot, is the living, breathing example of a worthless dirtball. His only redeeming quality is that he’s a good marksman. Everything else about him is dirtball to the extreme. He has no consideration for his teammates. He has no consideration for anyone else. He has no intention of listening to anyone else. The experts who are brought in to coach the various weapons have a very dim view of him. In short, he is the most worthless, lousy excuse for a human being that Top Shot has ever had on its program.

But he’s the perfect example of Barack Obama. Never listening to contrary positions. Always thinking his fecal matter don’t stink. Always producing more fecal matter than everyone around him combined. And of the people watching a weapons-heavy program (it is, afterall, a “who can shoot the best” program) less than 20 percent of the people are in his corner. Because he’s an absolutely worthless dirtbag poor excuse for a human being.

Did I mention he was black? Likely that’s the reason for a large percentage of people voting for him. Guaranteed that has nothing to do with the vast majority of the viewers who are disgusted by him.

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