January 25, 2008

YOU ARE WHAT YOU TOLERATE (via Brad S):

'I'm a human pet': The Goth teenager whose fiance walks her around on a dog lead (CHRIS BROOKE, 23rd January 2008, Daily Mail)

Given that she describes herself as a human pet – and is happy to walk around on a lead – Tasha Maltby is used to odd looks and even odder remarks.

But nothing had prepared her for the reaction of the bus driver who allegedly told the self-styled Goth and her boyfriend: "We don't let freaks and dogs like you on."

Miss Maltby and her fiance Dani Graves were so angered they have complained to the bus company of being "victimised".


No decent society ought tolerate the degradation of one person by another, irrespective of consent.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 25, 2008 8:37 AM
Comments

From the Daily Mail article:

The couple, who live on benefits in a council house and plan to start a family, have been friends for years.

I'm assuming benefits is the dole. Great, just great.

Posted by: pchuck at January 25, 2008 4:13 PM

Does that mean he picks up her dung?

Posted by: ratbert at January 25, 2008 8:24 PM

Did you take a look at the picture? I've been on the bus many times. Truth is, those two young people are sharply dressed, much better than the majority of passengers I've seen in the Los Angeles public transportation system. In fact, better dressed than the majority of people I see in the airport. The goth couple are welcomed to sit next to me anytime. It wouldn't bother me a bit. I can't understand the small minded people who would be bothered by them.

Posted by: djindra at January 25, 2008 9:53 PM

Djindra,isn't that the pot calling the kettle black.So you rather sit next to some overprivi-ledged pampered white kids(who want to shock pas-sengers by dehumanizing the female into a dog)than the mostly immigrant,elderly and disabled that take public transport in LA.Your so big minded,Jackass.

Posted by: gordito [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 25, 2008 11:45 PM

Djindra,isn't that the pot calling the kettle black.So you rather sit next to some overprivi-ledged pampered white kids(who want to shock pas-sengers by dehumanizing the female into a dog)than the mostly immigrant,elderly and disabled that take public transport in LA.Your so big minded,Jack***!

Posted by: gordito [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 25, 2008 11:48 PM

Djindra, I'm sorry I shouldn't of called a jack*** even though your comment was prejudicial and attitude that people should know there place. White kids can suppossedly do anything and still be preferrable to immmigrants,the working class,the disabled and the elderly. MY definition of white kids is middle class with the expectation of your actions not having any consequences when putting down the working stiffs.
They should(the bus driver and passengers)Know there place.I wish you'd rethink your attitude.

Posted by: gordito at January 26, 2008 12:08 AM

Djindra, I'm sorry I shouldn't of called a jack*** even though your comment was prejudicial and attitude that people should know there place. White kids can suppossedly do anything and still be preferrable to immmigrants,the working class,the disabled and the elderly. MY definition of white kids is middle class with the expectation of your actions not having any consequences when putting down the working stiffs.
They should(the bus driver and passengers)Know there place.

Posted by: gordito at January 26, 2008 12:10 AM

The essence of big-mindedness is to enjoy watching one person treat another like a beast.

Posted by: oj at January 26, 2008 7:58 AM

gordito, posting is confusing and double or triple posts are not that uncommon even for veteran posters at the Bros, but you might want to rethink name calling. It isn't a very effective debate technique.

I'm confused about your cybername, gordito. It seems contradictory. Are you a small big man, a short fat boy, a chubby little cherub, what?

It seems apparent that English isn't your first language or that you are the unfortunate victim of the public schools. Bone up on basic spelling and grammar and you will be taken more seriously.

The two people in the article are looking for attention by being outrageous. That they can dress so fashionably while being supported by the taxpayers is an indictment of the welfare state still alive and well in the UK. Since, they’re obviously smart enough to figure out how to get their pictures in the papers and are presentable looking, there’s no reason they can’t get a job and start kicking in, so other spoiled parasites can start living off them.

White, black, brown, red and/or yellow middle class kids are the ones who grow up to support the slackers. Treat them with respect.

Posted by: erp at January 26, 2008 8:13 AM

Matka Boga! What kind of site is this? What kind of people hang out here? There must be something wrong with this computer.

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 26, 2008 11:14 AM
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