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Santa Barbara Shooter Couldn’t Figure Out Why Girls Didn’t Like Him. Perhaps It Was Because He Was A Psychopath?

Santa Barbara Shooter

Police identified the suspect responsible for Friday’s night shooting rampage at University of California, Santa Barbara as Elliot Rodgers.

The lonely 22-year-old student and son of Peter Rodgers, the Hunger Games assistant director, went on a shooting spree in Santa Barbara Friday leaving seven people dead, including himself. Rodgers reportedly first stabbed to death his three roommates, killed two women and injured one at a sorority house, and then fired at random people before taking his own life. In addition to the seven deaths, 13 people were injured in the spree.

Why? Because he couldn’t get laid.

Prior to the Santa Barbara shooting the 22-year-old virgin posted eight videos on YouTube detailing his anger, frustrations, and plans for retribution.

I don’t know why you girls haven’t been attracted to me, but I will punish you, for it is an injustice,” he said adding “I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you.”

And in case you didn’t get the picture, he also wrote a 137-page rant called “My Twisted World: The Story of Elliot Rodger.”

Choice exerts of the narcissistic emo dribble include:

“All I ever wanted was to fit in and live a happy life amongst humanity, but I was cast out and rejected, forced to endure an existence of loneliness and insignificance, all because the females of the human species were incapable of seeing the value in me.”

“If only one pretty girl had shown some form of attraction to me, the Day of Retribution would never happen. I’d never even consider it.”

“‘How dare those girls give their love and sex to those other men and not me, I constantly think when I see young couples,” wrote Rodger. “There is nowhere in the world I can go anymore.”

“The females of the human species have never wanted to mate with me, so how could I possibly consider myself part of humanity? Humanity has never accepted me among them, and now I know why. I am more than human. I am superior to them all. I am Elliot Rodger … Magnificent, glorious, supreme, eminent … Divine!”

Why was I condemned to live a life of misery and worthlessness while other men were able to experience the pleasures of sex and love with women?”

Umm… it might be because of your mental issues… but that’s just a guess.

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Man Googles Himself, Realizes He’s On The Most Wanted List, And Surrenders

Man Googles Himself Most Wanted

Christopher Viatafa thought he was just going to do a little ego-surfing when he Googled his name, but instead he found a picture of himself on a “Most Wanted” website.

Christopher Viatafa was wanted by police in connection with an August 2013 incident involving shooting into an inhabited dwelling, but the 27-year-old California native had no idea he was in trouble until he saw his mugshot featured on Northern California’s Most Wanted website. How a person can pull out a semi-automatic handgun and fire a bunch of rounds into the ground near the people after getting into a heated argument, and not realize they could be in trouble, is still a mystery.

Viatafa’s guilt got the better of him, and after reading about his assault with a deadly weapon charge, he turned himself in to the police.

“Although it wasn’t good judgment that landed him on the website, he did used good judgment to turn himself in after seeing his photo,” San Leandro, Calif., Police said in a statement.

Several days later, Viatafa was listed on the website as a “captured fugitive.” No word yet on whether or not Viatafa will receive a reward for capturing one of Northern California’s most wanted.

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California School Apologizes for Black History Month Menu

Watermelon Black History Month

A Catholic high school for girls in Northern California decided it would be a good idea to celebrate Black History Month by creating a special black history menu. Turns out that fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread are inappropriate Black History Month menu items.

The student designed menu (which for some reason excluded grape soda) caused outrage among some students and parents, forcing the school to apologize for the stereotypical lunch fare.

“I’d like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members,” Principal Nancy Libby said in the letter. “Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes.”

Professor James Taylor of the University of San Francisco chimed in about why some students and teachers found the menu so offensive:

 ‘This is not like, ‘This food represents this heroic moment in African-American experience.’ What it represents is the degradation and the stereotyping of African-Americans.”

“Chicken, watermelon, collard greens — these stereotypes of black Southern culture that come from the same place where the N-word comes from.”

So after checking in with the school’s Black Student Union, who suggested watermelon be removed, the school ended up scrapping the whole menu and reverting back to the stereotypical American lunch: pizza, fries, hamburgers, and ten gallons of mayonnaise.

The school has also planned a diversity assembly for later this month – because there’s nothing a boring high school assembly can’t solve – including racial stereotyping.

Via: The Washington Post

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California GOP Orders the KFC Hillary Special: 2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts and a Left Wing

California GOP Buttons

The California GOP convention that promised to “rebuild the party from the ground up” and address the concerns of women took a slightly different route and decided to hand out sexist buttons insulting Hillary Clinton.

After a disastrous election cycle that included Republican candidates discussing “legitimate rape” and labeling pregnancies resulting from rape a “gift from God,” the Republican National Committee urged the GOP to take a step back and really think about women’s issues. After all, they have binders full of them – why not try to win a few of their votes? So the RNC encouraged Republican candidates to “use language that addresses concerns that are on women’s minds in order to let them know we are fighting for them.

Organizers of the California GOP’s fall convention took this message to heart and set up panels at the convention which included “Women on the Right,” “California Federation of Republican Women,” and “Grassroots 101: Latino Engagement.”

So far so good. Then came the buttons…

Buttons were handed out that read “KFC Hillary Special: 2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts … Left Wing.”

Sigh. It didn’t do the Australian Liberal Party any good when they did the same thing to Julia Gillard and her big red box, and it certainly won’t do the California GOP any good.

After San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci tweeted the picture of the “popular” buttons, Republicans scrambled to remove them from the convention.

2016 will be an interesting election year…. And by interesting I mean super misogynistic. Just do everyone a favour, GOP, and remember this quote:

“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.”  – Erin Gloria Ryan

Via: Raw Story

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California Raises Minimum Wage to $10…. but not until 2016

Fast Food Workers-Pay Minimum Wage

Good news for McDonald’s employees of California – they only have to work TWO jobs now to get by! The state of California is set to raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour.

But not until 2016… The current minimum wage is $8, but it will rise to $9 in July 2014, and to $10 by January 2016. Better late than never?

An hourly rate of $10 is still below Canadian standards but well above the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25. And, once the wage hike takes effect, California will have the highest minimum wage out of all the states. Washington state has the highest at $9.19 an hour, followed by Oregon at $8.95 and Vermont at $8.60. And the lowest? Georgia and Wyoming tie for the win at $5.15 an hour! Yikes.

The Democrat-control state Senate passed the bill and Governor Jerry Brown has pledged to sign it. The 25% increase is the first minimum-wage hike in California in five years and according to Jerry Brown, it’s about time.

“The minimum wage has not kept pace with rising costs,” Brown said in a statement. “This legislation is overdue and will help families that are struggling in this harsh economy.”

Republicans have been critical of the bill, which they say will hurt small business/Wal-Mart owners. The California Chamber of Commerce is equally unimpressed, calling the wage hike a “job killer”.

“A 25% increase in labor costs will result in fewer job opportunities for Californians looking to get back on their feet,” the group said on its website.

Maybe so, but with an extra $2 an hour, those McDonald’s employees will definitely be able to maintain their budget journal! Maybe they can use it to up their heating costs from $0 to something.

Via: The Los Angeles Times

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Current Event Cat of the Day: California Wildfire

Current Event Cat -  California Wildfire

Hundreds of Southern California residents were evacuated Thursday night after a massive wildfire ravaged California.

The wildfire, which has already burned through 8,000 acres, is heading toward the Pacific coast near Malibu. I think I speak for all of use when I say, “Save Mel Gibson!!”

The fast moving wildfire, fanned by strong winds, has only been 10 percent contained by firefighters. Planes dropped water and retardant to protect properties but the fire managed to damage 15 homes so far.

“We’re fighting it the old-fashioned down-and-dirty way with boots on the ground,” Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash said “It’s hot, dangerous, dirty work.” Sexy.

Yesterday, a section of California’s Pacific Coast Highway was temporarily closed as hundreds of firefighters tried to control the fire, which was sparked during the Thursday morning rush hour.

Motorist Zeke Jaquez, who witnesses the blaze, said, “It’s unbelievable. It’s this huge monster.” Double sexy!

The wildfire burned 100 acres in less than an hour, finally reaching the Pacific coast late Thursday evening. Malibu residents beware! Weather officials warned of ongoing fire danger through Friday due to the hot, dry conditions and continuing gusty winds. Worst case, they can just go jump in the ocean.

Via: Current Event Cats