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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 12:33 PM
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82. I've though about it a bit, and I don't agree that laughing at this story is at all
the same as laughing at, condoning, or trivializing domestic violence. Sometimes people just need to get their asses kicked (with all the standard caveats about bigger/smaller people, etc), and it really doesn't matter if that ass-kicking is delivered by a family member. And, if it's delivered in a humorous way, laughing is fine.

Actually, I lean towards thinking that the automatic response that any conflict in the home is DV trivializes the more serious abuses - if two equally-matched combatants go at it in the heat of the moment (or if a smaller wife whacks a larger man with a guitar) that's not really the DV that we need to be concerned about.

Of course, if it turns out that she has a history/pattern of physical or emotional abuse towards him or the kids, the humor will evaporate quickly, but as it stands now it's pretty funny. (Well, funny if you ignore all the heartbreak to the kids and wife...)
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  -Wife catches GOP leader with HOOKERS at their home and proceeds to WHIP HIS ASS with toy guitar! wndycty  Mar-11-09 11:06 PM   #0 
  - El Kabong!  MrSlayer   Mar-11-09 11:08 PM   #1 
  - LOL! Bravo! n/t  ColbertWatcher   Mar-11-09 11:15 PM   #7 
  - .  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-12-09 09:27 AM   #45 
  - !  FiveGoodMen   Mar-12-09 01:41 PM   #90 
  - LOL!  Proud Liberal Dem   Mar-12-09 02:25 PM   #94 
  - Hey Quicksdraw, what's with the hookers?  Gregorian   Mar-12-09 06:28 PM   #109 
  - Best cartoon reference I've heard this decade! n/t  DRoseDARs   Mar-12-09 06:29 PM   #110 
  - Unsurprising  Lorien   Mar-11-09 11:08 PM   #2 
  - Guitar Hero anyone?  arcadian   Mar-11-09 11:11 PM   #3 
  - Mr. Millionaire by snooty playthings - second wife sold separately..  ddeclue   Mar-11-09 11:19 PM   #13 
  - "Nude Guitar Hero with Lesbian Witches. That's hot" --- Charlie Sheen  Monk06   Mar-11-09 11:57 PM   #20 
  - DUZY AWARD for the original story!  ddeclue   Mar-11-09 11:12 PM   #4 
  - LOL and then his wife tunes him up with a toy guitar  wndycty   Mar-11-09 11:14 PM   #5 
  - The day we award a DV story w/ a DUZY is the day I leave DU. n/t  ourbluenation   Mar-12-09 10:05 AM   #52 
  - Cast iron skillets are better than toy guitars for getting your point across.  southerncrone   Mar-11-09 11:14 PM   #6 
  - Hot grits are good. . .ask Al Green  wndycty   Mar-11-09 11:16 PM   #9 
  - You are so right! She needs to be freed right away! Locking this  firedupdem   Mar-11-09 11:17 PM   #10 
  - I demand pictures, damnit! Where are the pictures!? n/t  ColbertWatcher   Mar-11-09 11:16 PM   #8 
  - I am just thrilled that it wasn't Blago  PBS Poll-435   Mar-11-09 11:17 PM   #11 
  - Did he at least get a good score?  chollybocker   Mar-11-09 11:18 PM   #12 
  - I believe it was the finale of a Who concert  gratuitous   Mar-11-09 11:32 PM   #17 
     - Pete Townshend would have been proud of her guitar-smashing abilities.  Kalyke   Mar-12-09 08:18 AM   #42 
  - The Party of Family Values strikes again. K&R  Richard Steele   Mar-11-09 11:20 PM   #14 
  - What is it about Republicans and hookers anyways?  ddeclue   Mar-11-09 11:20 PM   #15 
  - Jesus what a disaster that guy is. You don't get toy GUITARS when you have hookers  underpants   Mar-11-09 11:31 PM   #16 
  - Wait a minute, the WIFE spent two nights in lock-up  Robbien   Mar-11-09 11:34 PM   #18 
  - Yeah I am guessing he paid the hooker through yesterday and . . .  wndycty   Mar-11-09 11:38 PM   #19 
  - he didn't send her to jail, the cops did  Lance_Boyle   Mar-12-09 09:25 AM   #44 
  - This is in a Chicago suburb  Robbien   Mar-12-09 09:42 AM   #48 
     - you would send politicians to jail for being physically assaulted?  Lance_Boyle   Mar-12-09 10:36 AM   #59 
  - Sigh. He didn't send her, the police did because she physically assaulted someone.  ourbluenation   Mar-12-09 10:15 AM   #54 
  - Yeah  Transmorgify   Mar-12-09 06:06 PM   #106 
  - it's called domestic violence  paulsby   Mar-12-09 05:42 PM   #99 
  - If not the prostitutes, why so angry?  BuyingThyme   Mar-12-09 12:05 AM   #21 
  - Yes, I caught that too  Canuckistanian   Mar-12-09 06:51 AM   #34 
  - This story is proof that schadenfreude is a delightful thing  provis99   Mar-12-09 01:03 AM   #22 
  - in cook county "gop leader" really doesn't mean much, to be honest.  dysfunctional press   Mar-12-09 01:26 AM   #23 
  - I wish I had some Republican friends...  greenkal   Mar-12-09 01:49 AM   #24 
  - Not all of them  Wednesdays   Mar-12-09 06:38 AM   #32 
  - oh Gawd  Raine   Mar-12-09 02:12 AM   #25 
  - Just when you think it can't get any worse for the Cook County GOP  Radical Activist   Mar-12-09 02:15 AM   #26 
  - Gives a whole new meaning to play room, huh? nt  BamaGirl   Mar-12-09 02:27 AM   #27 
  - that was pretty plucky of her... lol n/t  radfringe   Mar-12-09 05:29 AM   #28 
  - women batterers = plucky. got it. n/t  ourbluenation   Mar-12-09 10:06 AM   #53 
  - PLUCKY as in PLUCKING A GUITAR,,.. sheesh  radfringe   Mar-12-09 10:58 AM   #65 
  - Ok, I Laughed at Your Response  PopSixSquish   Mar-12-09 10:44 AM   #61 
  - just can't make this shit up!  barbtries   Mar-12-09 05:44 AM   #29 
  - Pete Townsend is smiling right now. n/t  SalmonChantedEvening   Mar-12-09 05:55 AM   #30 
  - Reading thru the article it seems as though Gary can't keep his stories straight  MagickMuffin   Mar-12-09 06:02 AM   #31 
  - OMG.....  Hepburn   Mar-12-09 06:45 AM   #33 
  - I LOLed, but,  lightningandsnow   Mar-12-09 06:53 AM   #35 
  - Yes and only orthodontists may call themselves:  PCIntern   Mar-12-09 07:04 AM   #36 
  - Agreed.  EOTE   Mar-12-09 09:46 AM   #49 
  - Interesting. This is the first time I have heard that...  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-12-09 03:35 PM   #97 
  - He "obtained an order of protection that prohibits his wife from having any contact with him or  Skidmore   Mar-12-09 07:12 AM   #37 
  - I think the order is to prevent the wife from contacting the children  petronius   Mar-12-09 12:20 PM   #77 
  - in most jurisdictions,  paulsby   Mar-12-09 05:47 PM   #101 
  - try some reading comprehension  paulsby   Mar-12-09 05:45 PM   #100 
  - Guitar Hero IV GOP Whoopass  Stevenmarc   Mar-12-09 07:34 AM   #38 
  - Skoien cited his wife's breast cancer as the reason he resigned as Cook County GOP chairman in 2007  mod mom   Mar-12-09 07:58 AM   #39 
  - yeah, we've seen that before.  progressoid   Mar-12-09 08:57 AM   #43 
  - Love your title  ellacott   Mar-12-09 08:03 AM   #40 
  - Thanks  wndycty   Mar-12-09 10:15 AM   #55 
  - Airhead Guitar  IDemo   Mar-12-09 08:15 AM   #41 
  - YAY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE! TEE HEE! TEE HEE!  Lance_Boyle   Mar-12-09 09:27 AM   #46 
  - You and I are on the same page here. I think the DU reaction is revolting. If the genders were  ourbluenation   Mar-12-09 09:51 AM   #50 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-12-09 10:01 AM   #51 
     - Feminazis? Don't forget the welfare queens, the effete latte-drinking hippies, and the PC gestapo.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-12-09 10:53 AM   #62 
     - "Feminazis"? Nice.  Mad_Dem_X   Mar-12-09 10:54 AM   #64 
     - Don't let go of that thought -- it's still true. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-12-09 11:00 AM   #67 
     - It's the amount of damage that can be done  treestar   Mar-12-09 10:58 AM   #66 
     - What... you mean the world isn't black and white?  redqueen   Mar-12-09 12:05 PM   #74 
     - I agree.  skypilot   Mar-12-09 12:40 PM   #84 
     - EXACTLY. . .DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NOT FUNNY, but there are exceptions to every rule  wndycty   Mar-12-09 01:04 PM   #85 
     - it's not just about "deadly violence"  paulsby   Mar-12-09 05:49 PM   #102 
     - It's funny how one word can reveal so much about a person.  Sheets of Easter   Mar-12-09 12:10 PM   #75 
     - You had me, right up  Luna_C_06   Mar-12-09 12:26 PM   #79 
     - Please...The average male is 3 inches taller and 60 pounds heavier than the average female.  whathehell   Mar-12-09 02:33 PM   #96 
        - so friggin what?  paulsby   Mar-12-09 05:50 PM   #103 
  - The "domestic violence" was this guy bring prostitutes into the house  nichomachus   Mar-12-09 10:20 AM   #57 
  - you're fucking kidding me!  Lance_Boyle   Mar-12-09 10:40 AM   #60 
  - You're actually trivializing real domestic violence  nichomachus   Mar-12-09 01:16 PM   #88 
     - big words don't make your hypocrisy any less glaring  Lance_Boyle   Mar-12-09 02:04 PM   #92 
     - how disgusting  paulsby   Mar-12-09 05:54 PM   #105 
  - there was blood all over the room. come on.  ourbluenation   Mar-12-09 10:54 AM   #63 
  - Nice hyperbole. (nt)  redqueen   Mar-12-09 12:01 PM   #73 
  - no, sorry  paulsby   Mar-12-09 05:51 PM   #104 
  - Not necessarily. This is "War of the Roses" all the way.  dustbunnie   Mar-12-09 06:13 PM   #107 
  - Well it's a good thing for Rhianna that he didn't catch nasty pms on her phone.  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-12-09 06:56 PM   #112 
  - I've though about it a bit, and I don't agree that laughing at this story is at all  petronius   Mar-12-09 12:33 PM   #82 
  - It is DV, which is why she went to jail  Lilith Velkor   Mar-12-09 02:08 PM   #93 
  - I was thinking the same thing.  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-12-09 06:55 PM   #111 
  - That's so punk rock...  lame54   Mar-12-09 09:36 AM   #47 
  - The Republikinksters are at it again  SpiralHawk   Mar-12-09 10:17 AM   #56 
  - The more I think of it. Why in the hell was he in the "play room"  wndycty   Mar-12-09 10:21 AM   #58 
     - First paragraph:  redqueen   Mar-12-09 12:13 PM   #76 
        - Whoops how did I miss that  wndycty   Mar-12-09 12:23 PM   #78 
  - Please forward this story  Danascot   Mar-12-09 11:04 AM   #68 
  - LMFAO!!!!!  RetiredTrotskyite   Mar-12-09 11:21 AM   #69 
  - Shit like this makes me laugh out loud  Stinky The Clown   Mar-12-09 11:44 AM   #70 
  - Are people seriously laughing about this?  lukasahero   Mar-12-09 11:49 AM   #71 
  - True.  lightningandsnow   Mar-12-09 11:55 AM   #72 
  - Agreed.  noamnety   Mar-12-09 02:25 PM   #95 
  - Well said. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-12-09 06:59 PM   #113 
  - LoL! This thread is awesome!  SIMPLYB1980   Mar-12-09 12:28 PM   #80 
  - ROFL! Sure it's not "PC" to laugh, but c'mon now, let's be honest here-this is some funny shit.  earth mom   Mar-12-09 12:28 PM   #81 
  - Yeah, I'm sure their kids think this is a laugh riot. n/t  ourbluenation   Mar-12-09 04:45 PM   #98 
     - I'll save my sympathy for parents who lost their kids to the LIE the rethugs pushed in Iraq. nt  earth mom   Mar-12-09 10:28 PM   #114 
  - well, at least  guitar man   Mar-12-09 12:35 PM   #83 
  - .............  seemslikeadream   Mar-12-09 01:07 PM   #86 
     - :)  guitar man   Mar-12-09 01:09 PM   #87 
  - Skoien hints at stepping down after wife's arrest  struggle4progress   Mar-12-09 01:40 PM   #89 
  - Palatine GOP chief Gary Skoien says wife attacked him  struggle4progress   Mar-12-09 01:43 PM   #91 
  - I have personal knowledge of this guy--he is an ass!  coffeenap   Mar-12-09 06:24 PM   #108 
  - I went to school with him, he outweighs her by 100 lbs. is half a foot taller and  diane in sf   Mar-16-09 03:10 AM   #115 

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