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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Women's Rights - Rehabracadabra

The Perp

Several commenters at HuffPo have written to defend Chris Albrecht, CEO and chairman of - I mean, EX-CEO and chairman of HBO. Apparently ol' Chris got carried away and smacked his girlfriend up some. Naturally, just like Mark Foley and many other worthless louts whohave done something bad and are looking at some nasty consequences, Mr. Albrecht blames alcohol:
In an e-mail message today to all HBO employees, Mr. Albrecht said he was “deeply sorry for what occurred in Las Vegas this weekend” and that it represented “a wake-up call to me of a weakness I thought I had overcome long ago.”

“I had been a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 13 years,” he wrote. “Two years ago, I decided that I could handle drinking again. Clearly, I was wrong.”

He said he would use his leave “to go back to working with” Alcoholics Anonymous.
Chris, Chris, Chris. It's called "rehabracadabra." It's only available to the rich and powerful. If you're some poor or working class asshole who whales on *any*body, the cops drag your ass to jail and the judge kicks it into the hoosegow. You, on the other hand, "step down" for a while and either they keep your cushy job for you till you come back, or they give you a nice little golden handshake so you can live out your sunset years in comfort. Meanwhile, you check yourself in and dry out, or don't, whatever. As for girlfriend back there, she winds up disguised as a series of brooms, primitive ironing boards - oh, wait, this isn't Billy the Mountain and Ethel.

Not THE Victim, But A Victim Nonetheless (copyright Adventist Review's online edition)

Some people seem to think you're a nice guy who made a mistake, Mr. Albrecht. Well, I just want to state a couple of things. One, lots of people get drunk, but very few of them beat people up because they got drunk. Two, if you're gonna beat someone up, pick someone your own size or larger. That makes it a fair fight, or even better, puts the odds in the other person's favour. Then if you knock them arse over tit, you can be proud of yourself. Beating up a woman who loves you and is probably smaller, weaker, and less physically fit or strong than you is hardly something to be proud of. In closing, I'd like to point out that this makes the second time - at least - that this man has had domestic violence allegations lobbed at him. Beating women, no matter what your other virtues might be, does NOT make you "a nice guy," Mr. Albrecht. It makes you a fucking arsehole. A worthless piece of shit. A cobag. You ought to suffer the consequences of your actions. But you probably won't.

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4 Comments:

At 8:27 AM, Blogger zoe said...

great piece...bravo

btw: I have been making your broccoi stir fry over and over and it is DELICIOUS! thank yu thank you

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

broccoli stir fry? Where do I find this marvelous recipe?

P.S. I come by every day, just don't always come up with something to say in the comments.

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Thank you! I've not been posting much about meals at Casa de Los Gatos lately, but I'll start again soon.

Are you a vegetarian?

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hi, Sandy! It's always lovely to see you, even if you don't comment. %^D

Here's the recipe.

 

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