Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gregg Marsili helped cover up my friend's rape

He makes me sick!

The incident in question involved a woman named Panayiota Bertzikis, who enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2005. Ms. Bertzikis was serving at the Coast Guard station in Burlington, Vt., in 2006, when she alleged she was raped by a fellow Coast Guard member. According to Ms. Bertzikis, her claim was never investigated by her commanding officer, Mr. Marsili, and no charges were ever filed against her alleged attacker. Instead, Ms. Bertzikis said she was “revictimized” by Mr. Marsili’s inaction. Her experience lead her to create the Military Rape Crisis Center, for which she serves as executive director. As recently as 2011, Ms. Bertzikis was one of 17 plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, for the Pentagon’s handling of reported rapes and sexual abuse.

Loved this quote from Mad Men

“I'd tell you to go to hell but I never want to see you again.”


Sometimes it feels like no one knows me at all.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DON'T Free Jahar

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes his first court appearance today. Read the criminal indictment against him here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Barry Goldwater on abortion

He's consider the father of the modern conservative movement.
Today’s so-called ‘conservatives’ don’t even know what the word means. They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It’s not a conservative issue at all.”

If only my uterus could shoot bullets....

...then it wouldn't need regulation.