Well, anyway. Had a nice little FB chat with Mr Oilrigger just now (yeah, he's the guy I met on holiday); apparently he's heading offshore AGAIN this week, for possibly 2 weeks, but did seem keen on the idea of meeting up sometime before Christmas. So... maybe I'll actually have a date before the year is out?
What's your actual point here? ISIS are doing a bunch of shit that isn't in the Koran (or the Surahs); Christians are no longer doing a bunch of shit that IS in the Bible cos most of em got past that. The words in the holy book of choice are only one of a large number of factors and no-one's gonna solve this incredibly complicated problem with some trite solution like "ban the Koran cos it's a bad influence!" or whatever you are trying to get at.
The "founders" of the USA may have been rich dudes who could afford big boats, but the wave of immigration that followed was definitely not. Potato famine Ireland? Pretty fucked up (Yeah, partly by we Brits, unless it was all the fault of the dissolute natives?). All those imported slaves and migrant labour from China? I'm sure their home countries were lovely. Good job the same people who fucked up their own countries didn't do the same to the USA.
Heaven forfend you would suggest something so crude as nukes in your elaborate "kill every single human being in the region" plan! My apologies for misrepresenting! Yes, of course we need to fucking do something about ISIS. And military action will have to be part of that. But the focus has to be on rebuilding, not destroying (and then selling off the ashes to Halliburton). Iraq failed because there was no plan beyond "go there, kick Saddam out, secure oil supplies, INSTANT DEMOCRACY, gtfo" - seemingly zero understanding of the region or how it worked, and not enough will to finish the job in a way that would last, so of course it fell prey to the nearest bunch of armed fanatics. IMO, you break it, you bought it, and we need to fucking fix this shit properly this time, no matter how long it takes. And by "fix" I mean "actually fix", it's not just a hi-larious euphemism.
Mr Oilrigger should be back onshore soon. Been a week or so since we last spoke, so I fear he may have lost interest; gonna give it one last shout of "so, you still up for that drink?" early next week; if I get more agreement-in-principle accompanied by vague noises about prior commitments of unspecified timescales and no further effort to pick a date, I'll be dropping it, cos I just don't have the energy or patience to chase after this shit. Hot Work Dude, meanwhile, has been upping his game; he's Whatsapped me nearly every evening for the last 3 weeks, and was really nice and supportive when I had to say goodbye to my dog (the ex, who has primary custody, had her rehomed ). So that's all got a bit confusing again, quite apart from the semi-topless selfie he sent me *swoon*. Of course, now he's off on holiday with his girlfriend (booo!) so probably it's not that confusing after all. Damnit.
That BK advert isn't "blowjobs are awesome". It's more like "stuffing this burger in your face is just like stuffing your cock in the mouth of a blow-up doll who in this case happens to be an actual human female". For the guys, anyway. For any chicks who choose to identify with the lady in the ad, it's more like "this burger will make you gag".
As an interesting thought experiment, I wonder what the reaction would have been if Western Feminism had risen up and said "no refugees allowed here! You are all too sexist! Go back to your warzone!" I'm sure that totally wouldn't have resulted in the same shower going "stfu feminists, god, it's not all about you!".
Always telling when "sexism in other cultures" is used as a handy excuse to bash other cultures, largely by people who don't give a crap about sexism in any other circumstances.