Up for Debate: CCA won't report sex abuse stats

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 12:34am

Should CCA report stats on rapes and cases of sexual abuse that happen in its prisons?

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98 Comments on this post:

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 9:04

No Burch article so far. That's odd.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 9:04

Translation of Yogi's and Rasputin's posts:

"OMIGOD! A black man is president!!! A black man is president!!! The sky is falling!!! The sky is falling!!! Whatever shall we do??? OMIGOD!"

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 9:06

Rasputin72,

Where is our nation headed? Do you know of anyone who has said they voted for Obama for any reason other than to vote him in the office as the first black President of the USA? Possibly solid Democrats; but if anyone's only reason was to make him the first black President, that, in itself, is nothing more than racism.

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 9:12

http://tinyurl.com/sweatshopSweatshirts

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 9:14

Translation --

"I see racist people!"

Ummm

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 9:14

Ummm,

I hate to tell you this, but a black man as our president will not make the sky fall; as long as he is a natural born citizen of the USA.

The things that makes the sky to fall are idiots like yourself when you vote for someone simply because of their race whom you don't even know.

Obama has refused to identify himself, but being in such favor of him, can you do it for him

And by the way, I voted for an honest black man in 2008. You can't honestly say that, can you?

By: Rasputin72 on 5/11/12 at 9:14

Yogi, I have no relative or associate or fellow club member or friend that voted for Barack Hussein Obama. I have not heard one of those people tell me they voted against this man because he was black. . In fact I have never heard one of them criticize the man over his race.

It is political views and socialistic agenda that bothers these people. I realize that the man is close to the black community and the muslim community because that is his heritage. I do not fault him for that. You can rest assured that were I in his position that my beliefs and my heritage would have a bearing on almost any policy that was put before me.

The problem is not Obama. The problem is that the culture of this country is changing. For some that will be good. For some that support this changing culture the will be greatly disappoiinted. For those of us who like the culture just like it has been we will be sobbing and trying to find our way once again.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 9:15

Good to know that somebody else bookmarked that site...we got their playbook.

Ben has a point, many blacks are old-time Gospel types....this gay marriage stance will not set well with those folks.....human prejudice comes in all colors and sizes.....Obama must have factored all this in....I doubt if blacks will vote for Willard...LDS is a race-based faith.

I salute the Prez for taking a stand on this issue....the Republicans created this half-baked kerfuffle...they may be forced to eat the damn thing...cupcake paper and all.

The GOP wanted to galvanize their base...they did...but they also succeeded in galvanizing Obama's base....and alienating the middle....nobody likes a violent homophobic bully....and Willard is one.

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 9:29

Rasmussen now has Obama down by 7 to Romney in his latest poll.

By: Rasputin72 on 5/11/12 at 9:30

When I grew up I saw no class envy of the wealthy. Me and others of my generation generally just said maybe someday we can make it also. My grandfather would have been offended had he been offered welfare assistance, God knows! he would have qualified. Times were tough on the little farm.

The country is so fractionized today on a myriad of issues that are very important to the fraction that support it. Our form of government is not going to be able to overcome these many many issues of grave importance to all of us both pro and con.

The ideal solution would be to break this country up into a battery of small countries with a common military. I do not see this happening. In 1861 this was tried and by 1865 we had lost more American lives than all of the USA wars combined.

The apparent result will be the continuing slide of this country into a state of demise and/or anarchy.

By: slacker on 5/11/12 at 9:39

Ben, Burch was probably gonna do the gay marriage thing. The CP scooped him.
He'll come up with something.. war lobby, evil Christians over-feeding their pets, while people are starving in _________ and __________

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 9:41

Anyone who didn't know Obama was lying about his earlier stand on Gay marriage was suffering a willful delusion.

Interestingly though I suspect there were a lot more of those willfully deluded people than the number of people for gay marriage who already knew he was lying about it for political gain. So his support will be bolstered where he already had it... and those people trying to rationalize their earlier support for Obama will scratch their heads and collectively sigh, "wtf?".

In any case it's just another schism in the biggest wedge campaign of our lifetimes.

How in the world will the 'can't we all just get along, peace and unicorns' independents react to such obvious politics of division. I do notice that with every strike of the wedge the Obama campaign points and says 'look at those bigot, racist, homophobes!'... maybe that's their strategy.

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 9:44

I was starting to think Ummm is really Burch because they sound a lot alike and you never see them together... but Ummm wears glasses so it can't be.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 9:51

Rasputin72,

Unless you've noticed, the only ones throwing race into the picture are the Obama fans. And if their race is the only reason you (not you personally) vote for someone, please accept my sympathy. You get what you deserve. But I get mad when you're throwing it at me.

But I must disagree with you on your statement; " The problem is not Obama". Obama is the main reason for the problem because he will not identify himself to the citizens of the nation.

Obama and his "followers" are the only ones who have been mentioning race factors the past three years. Race has not been mentioned by the people questioning his legality of office.

The base of his autobiography proves he was not, and is not, legally eligible to sit in that office. But the fact congress allowed it to happen should raise the question about congress. Why did they allow it to happen without proof he was eligible? There's only two reasons I can come up with: His race or the fact the communist party has taken congress over.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 10:02

I gotta go, kids I commented on the Topic of the Day...and then some...have a great weekend, everybody...the sun is shining here...Loner out.

By: brrrrk on 5/11/12 at 10:02

BenDover said

"Anyone who didn't know Obama was lying about his earlier stand on Gay marriage was suffering a willful delusion."

Speaking of willful delusion..... "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back." - Romney about the auto industry.

Ain't it amazing the power of buying two Cadillacs?

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 10:04

We need pics of the DJ5 loner. Have a great weekend.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 10:11

I do not wear glasses. (But considering the number of typos I'm missing these days, maybe I should.)

By: dargent7 on 5/11/12 at 11:16

Gore picked Lieberman in 2000 strategically to win the Electoral in FL.
As it turned out, the morons there couldn't muscle enough energy to punch a butterfly ballot. Or correctly read one.
All Romney's considering righ now when choosing a VP is strategy.
It's nothing more than a chess game.
Honor, ethics, vision, morality has nothing to do with the office of President.

By: Ummm... on 5/11/12 at 11:33

Wow d7- disillusioned much? I think I'm pretty cynical when it comes to politics too, but even I find it hard to believe that all presidents were only motivated by their base instincts.

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 1:18

darge... your theory is blown because Bush picked Cheney with only 3 electoral votes in Wyoming (that would have swung Republican if even if Ed Asner was running with an R beside his name).

Everyone knows Bush didn't pick Cheney for political reasons; he picked him because Cheney is the Sith Lord.

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/6/63677/1434952-cheney_emperor_super.jpg

By: slacker on 5/11/12 at 1:27

Ben, thats right. Cheney lived for 2 years with a heart made from Kirby vacuum cleaner parts, only Chuck Norris is tougher.

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 1:27

Oh... imagine that... turns out the politically coordinated hit piece on Romney in the Post is mostly bullsh*t.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/10/Washington-Post-Hit-Piece-Implodes

By: slacker on 5/11/12 at 1:30

You could hear Cheney coming down the hall.. uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

By: brrrrk on 5/11/12 at 2:44

BenDover said

"Oh... imagine that... turns out the politically coordinated hit piece on Romney in the Post is mostly bullsh*t.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/10/Washington-Post-Hit-Piece-Implodes"

Well at least it comes from a credible source......

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 2:50

Hey kids...I'm back....I tried the link that Ben provided...got a screen that claimed the site was over-loaded......gone viral?

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 2:50

More credible than the Post, evidently.

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 2:51

Knock the quotation marks off the end, loner. Probably my bad.

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 2:52

The Washington Post... soon to go the way of Dan RaTHer.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 3:00

Willard claims the incident had nothing to do with gay-bashing...I guess it was just old fashioned generalized bullying. The guy who is blabbing....a Mr. .Maxwell, I think, (a claimed eye-witness to the hateful attack), seems credible.

The blabber is a lawyer and he must know about libel and slander...I believe the story...maybe Willard was cutting the hair of a "dirty hippie", not a "homo"...and maybe Willard thinks that is a mitigating aspect in the incident....it wasn't "gay-bashing", it was "hippie bashing"...who couldn't be for that?

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 3:14

I got the link that Ben put up....the WaPo story had a relatively minor error in its original story...the story has not "imploded" as the sensational headline claims...the fact is the hate-based attack happened and Willard cannot deny it......Willard is a homophobic bully....all the Republicans can say is , "boys will be boys".....it was trivial....no biggie.

I think that anyone who was attacked, pinned down and had their hair cut by a bully - who probably master-minded the attack - would never forget the horror and we should not trivialize or forget about it either.

Willard was too cowardly to serve in the US armed forces during the Vietnam War....but when others hold somebody down...he's right there to cut the victim's hair and rob their dignity...Willard is an asshole.

Ben, how can you support this schmuck?

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 3:21

It's 4: 20 in Music City....and the Lone One celebrates life with you now...we are here for a good time....not a long time...so have a good time....the sun cannot shine everyday....(from Trooper's big hit)

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 3:22

Missed it by one minute...I was searching for this link and blew it...here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qFIaI1M5kU

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 3:42

I think WaPo sensationalized a bunch of boys in a prep school 50 years ago playing what thconsidered to be pranks. Children are not known for the best judgement but to try to manipulate this childhood story and paint a swastika across the man's character is a malfeasance by the media and I'm happy they are being called on it.

Where's the 5000 word sorrowful essay on Obama's cocaine use, eating of dogs, communist upbringing and adult friendships with Weatherman bombers Ayres and Dohrn? America's crack unbiased journalistic army, who send hordes of investigators to Wassillia to turn over every stone on Sarah Palin, has yet to do one ounce of public vetting of the man they placed in the White House.

The WaPo is a hack paper and it coordinated the release of the story with the White House to achieve maximum political impact. Add 'War on Queers' to 'War on Women' and 'War on Treyvon' and all the other wedges the administration is trying to use to distract from the epic fiscal failure this administration has been.

The media is in the tank for Obama administration and whatever thin gruel they serve-up you receive it as manna ... because they are supporting your choice candidate...

By: BenDover on 5/11/12 at 3:49

Good link loner... y'all have a great weekend.

By: Loner on 5/11/12 at 4:18

No way, Ben, this was not a the act of a "child"...the "pranksters" were boarding school terrorists....their family's wealth insulated these "pranksters" from any sort of "fall out" from their vicious and hateful attacks.

The brutal barber shop quartet, headed by Willard, the Rat-boy, got away with terrorizing a long-haired guy who happened to be gay.

Willard has never apologized or repented, to our knowledge...his memory fails him on this....those who witnessed the savage brutality will never forget it...but Willard can't remember.....or so he claims.

Willard would cut off the human and civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered Americans.....while his mean-spirited accomplices hold the weak victims down, of course.

Willard would use his presidential cutting skills to cut off the entitlements of our most vulnerable citizens...while his mean-spirited accomplices hold the weak victims down, of course.

Willard, the draft-dodger, would use his presidential cutting power to cut off the benefits of those Americans who have served in the wars he has supported, but never served in......while his mean-spirited accomplices hold the disabled veterans down, of course.

Willard is not presidential.....most folks can see that now....he's just an aging bully with more money than intellect or compassion.

By: yogiman on 5/11/12 at 7:30

Loner,

I'll have to admit, you're the best BSer on this site. You have the eloquence to make people think you know what you're 'talking' about. Hang in there. I always enjoy laughing better than frowning. Frowning makes you get too many wrinkles.

By: dargent7 on 5/12/12 at 6:06

Sat. 05/12
Gore chose Lieberman to gain the Electoral in FL.
All candidates know ell in advance which states they'll carry.
FL has a boat-load of Electoral.
You think Obama actually likes Biden?

By: Loner on 5/12/12 at 6:47

Sat morning check-in....

Darge, you have touched upon yet another damning aspect of the Electoral College system....the VP choice is usually from a battleground state....but, as Ben pointed out, Cheney was from Wyoming, with few EC votes and already firmly in the red column.

GWB needed Cheney in order to do the job...Junior delegated most of the work to his VP....Junior figured that his brother would deliver the FL vote, so he did not bother to seek a VP there....Jeb Bush delivered the tainted FL vote tally for his brother, banana republic style....Clarence Thomas, appointed by Bush's daddy, was the deciding vote in Bush v Gore....a thoroughly tainted affair.

The only silver lining was that Joe Lieberman lost too.

By: Loner on 5/12/12 at 6:49

Thank you,. Yogi, for the compliments.

By: Loner on 5/12/12 at 6:57

The NCP missed this one...Haslam signed it into law Friday afternoon....again, TN lawmakers look like they have their coonskin caps on backwards:

Snippet:

David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, which pushed the bill, told Reuters the law does not ban kissing or holding hands from discussion in sex education classes. But he said it addresses the touching of certain "gateway body parts," including genitals, buttocks, breasts and the inner thigh.

Source:

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/12/11668279-new-tennessee-law-aims-to-curb-teaching-gateway-sexual-activity?lite&google_editors_picks=true

David Fowler has been at it again...and your pastor-wannabe Gov. quickly and enthusiastically signed the ridiculous and vague edict. into law. The thing sailed through the Tea-Bagging TN legislature.

Again, Abe Lincoln screwed up royally...he should have let the negro-hating, Jesus-loving idiots and assholes form their own third-world theocracy.....the Old Confederacy is a major drag on the advancement of humanity elsewhere in the republic.

By: Loner on 5/12/12 at 7:01

I cancelled the bold properly, the HTML signal failed....let's see if the bold is "off"...

The NCP missed this one...Haslam signed it into law Friday afternoon....again, TN lawmakers look like they have their coonskin caps on backwards:

Headline: New Tennessee law aims to curb teaching 'gateway sexual activity'

Snippet:

David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, which pushed the bill, told Reuters the law does not ban kissing or holding hands from discussion in sex education classes. But he said it addresses the touching of certain "gateway body parts," including genitals, buttocks, breasts and the inner thigh.

Source:

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/12/11668279-new-tennessee-law-aims-to-curb-teaching-gateway-sexual-activity?lite&google_editors_picks=true

David Fowler has been at it again...and your pastor-wannabe Gov. quickly and enthusiastically signed the ridiculous and vague edict. into law. The thing sailed through the Tea-Bagging TN legislature.

Again, Abe Lincoln screwed up royally...he should have let the negro-hating, Jesus-loving idiots and assholes form their own third-world theocracy.....the Old Confederacy is a major drag on the advancement of humanity elsewhere in the republic.

By: yogiman on 5/12/12 at 7:14

Your second posting was better than your first, Loner. It's better to be quieter when you're trying to convince someone on a subject, it's more convincing and more people are inclined to think you know what you're talking about. You was 'yelling' too much the first time.

By: Loner on 5/12/12 at 7:27

I agree, Yogi...I tried to make the headline bold and the snippet in italics....for some strange reason, the bold feature was activated but did not shut off on command.....I went back a page and checked my HTML commands and they looked OK.....strange.

This story will probably be featured in Monday's NCP....the Friday afternoon signing means that the news sources got it late and it will be relatively old news by Monday...when they want to play something down, they do it late Friday afternoon.....most folks ignore the news over the weekend....the story gets "buried".

This new law makes Tennessee look quite ridiculous....the goofiest state in the republic?

By: Loner on 5/12/12 at 7:49

If the Sex Education curriculum in TN public schools now OUTLAWS any and all discussions of the genitals, breasts, buttocks and inner thighs, the Sex Ed teacher's lesson plan must look like a Swiss cheese, what with all the deleted words, terms and ideas.

They'll be forced to use euphemisms, I suppose...the "breasts", for example, will have to called something new and creative.....how about, "mammary glands"...or is that too graphic for Tennessee? To intellectual, perhaps? Maybe "fun bags"?

What shall we call the male genitalia? May I suggest, his "Johnson" and his "nut-sack"...or is that too vulgar for Tennesseans? How about , his "water pistol" and his " water magazine" respectively? You can talk about gun parts in TN, but not about human body parts.

For the females of our species, in TN, the Sex Ed teachers may be forced to refer to the female vagina as, a woman's "pistol target"....again, gun talk is OK, sex talk is verboten.

Now, for the buttocks...what shall we call that "gateway body part"?

How about calling the buttocks our "Tennessee Legislature"?

And the winking orifice at the center of everyone's "Tennessee Legislature" is our "Governor".....that's where the "legislation" is excreted.

There, that ought to help the Sex Ed teachers in the Volunteer State....they are going to need help.

By: yogiman on 5/12/12 at 8:48

A little piece of sage advice, Loner, there ain't no perfect state in the USA; even New York. You'll make more enemies by showing your ignorance by belittling others.

By: Rasputin72 on 5/12/12 at 10:10

LONER.....After thinking through my own bias and beliefs and reading apparently from New York state your comments, I find even more reason to divide the United States into several countries. There is just very litle common ground between the basic beliefs of people like you and people like me.

I would think that you would agree with that? I find nothing particularly wrong with your beliefs and I would like to think that you would allow me to think the way I do.

I doubt that more than 3% of the Tennesseans would agree with your political and social beliefs about the way Tennesseans live their lives.

I for one could care less how someone in New York lives their lives. In fact if you will give me time to sell some investments held by a couple of New York based companies you may cut the state off and drift out to sea. I mean no malice in that statement just that we all are entitled to our comfort zone.

By: yogiman on 5/12/12 at 10:28

We already have several "countries" in the United States, Rasputin72. They're called states. They originated as individual states at the beginning, but they came to the conclusion they could get along better if they would become friends and market and protect each other. You know, time was hell back then.

It seemed to work pretty well for a couple of centuries but they seem to be dividing more every day now.