For a guy who loves MOST breasts, and usually, the nakeder the betterer for the MOTUS (Misogynist Of The United States) with the mostess, this hijo de puta REALLY doesn't like them when they are full of milk. Remember, this is the guy who said the following about Elizabeth Beck, a lawyer in court against him:

"She wanted to breast pump in front of me and I may have said 'that's disgusting', I may have said something else. I thought it was terrible. She's a vicious, horrible person."

Even though HIS version was bad enough, Beck's was worse!

"He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, 'You're disgusting, you're disgusting,' and he ran out of there."

I bring this up because in the Race to Make the United States the Worst Country in the World™, we decided to take the bully level to eleven, and tell Ecuador that if they didn't say breastfeeding kills babies, and infant formula cures cancer and baldness, well, well, we'd give it a country wide titty-twister! Well, actually, what we said was worse.

This past spring, we sent a delegation to the World Health Assembly, the annual WHO gathering, where several topics were discussed. The matter of interest was when Ecuador put forth a seemingly benign resolution to state that mother's milk is healthiest for children and that countries should push to limit inaccurate or misleading marketing of infant formula. I mean, no apple pie, but literally touting motherhood! Of course, that won't fly in Trump's America Inc. Our delegation threatened Ecuador with cuts to military aid and the ever-popular tariffs. The New York Times broke the story this Sunday, so I guess some journalists there are still trying to keep the paper from being useful only to parrots with the runs. How did the resolution turn out? Let's hang on to that thought.

Before I reveal the third act plot twist, a little flashback to July 7, 1977. Ah, what a month! The New York City blackout… Led Zeppelin plays their final concert… Star Wars has been playing to wrap-around lines for two weeks… and of course you remember the Nestle boycott! Um, no? Okay, fine, I'll "remind" you. Back then, an American group organized a boycott of the company's products because of its aggressive marketing campaigns, particularly in developing nations, touting the benefits of infant formula and downplaying the many, many benefits of breast milk.

From the CDC website:

Infants who are breastfed have reduced risks of:
Type 2 diabetes
Ear and respiratory infections
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Breastfeeding can help lower a mother's risk of:
Heart disease
Type 2 diabetes
Ovarian cancer
Breast cancer

"Breastfeeding provides unmatched health benefits for babies and mothers. It is the clinical gold standard for infant feeding and nutrition, with breast milk uniquely tailored to meet the health needs of a growing baby. We must do more to create supportive and safe environments for mothers who choose to breastfeed."
Dr. Ruth Petersen, Director of CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

To be fair, I haven't read the research on the above touted bullet points so won't comment on how good a link there is. Remember the rats and cell phones? Now, clearly, there is a role for infant formula in some families. While it's ideal to breastfeed a child, it's not something all mothers can do or even want to do (and if they don't, it's none of your damn business!) so it makes sense to have a supplement or replacement for breast milk in those cases. Nestle didn't (and some say still doesn't) market it like that though. They were real dicks about it to the point where it was (is) causing health problems in developing countries. Why? Poor families would use less formula to save money, use impure water getting the baby sick, you can imagine. The boycotts and activism against Nestle and their infant formula business continue TO THIS DAY.

Boycotts against a corporate entity doing harm to the environment or people's health? That's GOP Viagra, right there! Anyway, back to the World Health Assembly hijinks. We threatened the mighty power of Ecuador over their resolution and all the other countries give us the sigh-roll that I usually get from my teen-aged daughter. So who came to the rescue and submitted the resolution when Ecuador blinked and pulled it? That Mother Theresa of countries, Russia. THAT'S the world we live in now, people. It's enough to make a breast-feeding baby cry.

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Once upon a time... about ten years ago, a group of entirely ridiculous men burst onto the scene wearing stupid hats and telling men that wearing stupid hats and telling men that walking up to women in bars and insulting ("negging") them would get them laid. This did not last long, as women also had televisions and computers and were completely aware of these tricks as well, so when some ass came up to us in a bar and said "Hey, nice nails, are they real?" we would laugh and laugh and loudly announce "Oh my god, this guy just tried to neg me! Can you believe that shit? HEY EVERYONE, THIS GUY JUST TRIED TO NEG ME!" and then refer to him as "Mystery" the whole night.

Most of the men who tried that shit only did so a few times before realizing that it wasn't going to work, and thus moved on to other things. Perhaps things that did not involve furry hats and coming off as a huge creep. We may never know, because I would assume that those who tried it are now extremely embarrassed and would never, ever admit to this to us.

Still, there were a few men willing to eat that shit up, as well as some grifters willing to take advantage of that. Said grifters tended to be extremely misogynistic and seemed more like they were teaching men how to be as despised by women as they were than teaching them how to actually be liked by women.

Some of them, like Roosh V, a creepy weirdo who actually does live in his mom's basement, actively encouraged men to rape women who were intoxicated to the point of being obviously unable to consent.

However, even that branch of the PUA tree is wilting away. Many "self-help" style PUA forums like Nextasf and RSDnation are shutting down or have already shut down. In March, Chateau Heartiste, a batshit crazy PUA turned White Nationalist/Alt-Right blog was shut down by Wordpress. This week, rape advocate Roosh V (whom you may recall once called yours truly a "Wonkette typist/clown face, would not bang") announced that he was renouncing his PUA ways and devoting himself to Jesus. He explained to the forum he manages that he would no longer be allowing anyone to discuss premarital "fornication."

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'Baby Geniuses' star Jon Voight took to Twitter early this morning to proclaim his undying love for Donald Trump, probably because there is no one left in his life who will listen to him talk about this, or anything else, in person. In this video rant, Voight encouraged members of the Republican Party, whom he apparently thinks are the only real citizens of the United States, to stand by Donald Trump and "acknowledge the truth" that he is the best President since Abraham Lincoln.

Part ONE:

People of the Republican Party, I know you will agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy. For he's battling the left and their absurd words of destruction. I've said this once and I'll say this again. That our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers, and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln. I'm here today to acknowledge the truth, and I'm here today to tell you my fellow Americans that our country…

Oh no, not our absurd words of destruction!

Part DEUX:

is stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our President has made his every move correct. Don't be fooled by the political left, because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph. So let us stand with our president. Let us stand up for this truth, that President Trump is the greatest president since President Lincoln.

Does Jon Voight not know there have been... other presidents? Can he name them? Because really, it does not sound like it. Does he also not know that a very big chunk of the Republican Party actually does not care very much for Abraham Lincoln? Namely those defenders of Confederate statues that Trump called "very fine people?" Also, did he intentionally diss their beloved Ronald Reagan?

Who can know? Who can even tell what he is trying to say or why he is trying to say it. He doesn't appear to have tweeted much since 2016, so I'm guessing whoever's job it was to keep him from tanking his career quit. Either that... or after filming the seventh season of Ray Donovan, he found out it's going to be canceled or his character is getting killed off or something and he is now free to be a jackass? I don't know, I haven't watched the show, although my parents are very into it and mad that I haven't watched it. Literally all I know about it is that it has something to do with Boston, because they keep mentioning that to me like it's a selling point.

It seems useless at this point to note that the people who scream their faces off about how bad it is for Hollywood celebs to support liberal causes, and how they should keep their politics to themselves, etc. etc. make a way bigger deal than normal people do whenever a Big Time Hollywood Celebrity like Jon Voight or, uh, Scott Baio, supports their cause. Mostly because they're the only ones who have elected a reality TV star and the star of Bedtime for Bonzo (who by the way, also once practically ruined a perfectly good Bette Davis movie with his bad acting. Which is not to say that Dark Victory is not fantastic and probably the best thing to watch if you want to sob your face off, but he was very bad in it.) to run the country.

But we might as well do that anyway, because it actually never stops being funny.

[Jon Voight Twitter]

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