Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle Equates Obama Stimulus Plan with Rape Game

February 18, 2009 -

Just when you thought the RapeLay mini-scandal was over...

Kevin McCullough, the conservative blogger who in 2008 lit the fuse that would eventually detonate as pop psychologist Cooper Lawrence's misguided attack on Xbox 360 hit Mass Effect, is back.

In a piece for the conservative Townhall blog, McCullough draws similarities between the despicable RapeLay PC game and President Obama's just-signed stimulus package.

You can't make this stuff up. Here's what McCullough, who eventually backed off of his incorrect allegations against Mass Effect, wrote regarding RapeLay and the stimulus package:

This week Amazon.com after many complaints finally decided to ban a virtual reality game called "Rapelay." Defenders of the game say it's not real rape because it only occurs between computer animations. There are no genuine side effects. And it won't impact reality.

Sort of like what liberals sound like when it comes to our money. The money we work increasingly harder to earn. And with one uber-partisan vote they take away. Taken faster than the speed of light or at least in shorter than being allowed to read the legislation that does so.

In the game Rapelay, reviewers have stated that the player must first sexually assault a mother character and her two daughters before being allowed to then "pick" their next series of victims.

In the Congress of Washington DC liberals have seen to it that our mothers and daughters will have less money in the home budget working for their protection and welfare.

In the game Rapelay the reviews indicate that the rapist can even convince one of the animated computer characters that they like what's happening to them.

In Washington DC liberals in Congress sent their lapdog "Mr. President" out to the masses to do the same thing...

 

I've tried to be as tasteful as possible in explaining this comparison, and due to the passion of the natural man that was not an easy thing to do!
 

Class act, that Kevin McCullough...

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Douchebag...that is all

 

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

I've tried to be as tasteful as possible in explaining this comparison

I guess it's tasteful by "Biggest choads in the world club" standards.

GameSnooper

 

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

...and due to the passion of natural man, that was not an easy thing to do!

Wait.  Is he saying that it's human nature to rape people, or have I misconstrued this further?  D:

 

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"HEY! LISTEN!"

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

"In a piece for the conservative Townhall blog, McCullough draws similarities between the despicable RapeLay PC game and President Obama's just-signed stimulus package."

Not that I'm disagreeing with you, but what happened to "we report, you decide", Dennis?

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

It's a blog and besides that's FOX's lie, their own mantra is a lie it should say, We decide, you parrot

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

In the defense of us (sometimes) conservative bloggers out there... even *I* think the moron's going more than a smidge too far.  Don't paint everybody who disagrees with Obama with the same broad brush McCullough deserves to have shoved sideways into a very small orifice.

I mean... Christ almighty, what was he THINKING when he wrote that?  Did he even consider how stupid the words he's typing make him sound?!?

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

in his defense, the game was pretty "stimulating"

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

You know I just realized something. If two people had actually bought those 2 used games before Amazon took them down a lot of this controversy would probably have never happened.

Way to let everyone down internet.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

I don't think that would be entirely true. I do a lot of selling on Amazon (selling video games, coincidentally enough), and when an item sells out, the listing doesn't go away, its just labled as "not currently available" and it just sits there waiting for someone to restock it. It may not have been found as eaily, but it definately would still be there.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Ok so this gamepolitics article has now officially gotten more comments than the conservative nut's article.

Has kotaku reported on this? I fear for the worse if they have.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

Hopefully you've all realized he just doing this because he remembered the only time anyone ever reads his articles is when he bashes a video game. Best solution to this guy is to just ignore him.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

I hate all this "Liberals are ruining America" crap. Just because you have a different politic view doesn't mean you have to attack everyone. Conservatives got to be the worst when it comes to that stuff.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Testing my new sig.

Result: FAILURE

Dammit.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

It's called the Texas sharpshooter fallacy, right? When a person takes something (Rapelay) that has nothing to do with the topic at hand (stimulus bill) and tries to twist it around to make it relevant?

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

150 comments and going strong!

Let's all spread the hate...

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

hey people who think that only bastards would play Raeplay? Who's worse, those people or this guy?

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

I'd say this guy. Some people just have some weird fetishes.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Ditto..... I never understood foot fetish people.

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Wow. That ones tough.

Seriously. I know one is worse then the other, but I honestly can't decide which.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

I think RapeLay is a better metaphor for what the previous administration did to the US and the rest of the world.

Anyhow, about the stimulus package.  I may not agree with all of it, but what I do agree is that something different must be tried.  Tax cuts are part of the reason we're in this mess already.  Aren't you guys willing to give the Democrats a chance? (remember the surplus, peace and prosperity of the Clinton years?)  Forget partisanship for a second.  We're all intelligent people here.  The democrats may not be right but at least they're trying something different.

The reason the republicans keep losing power is that instead of doing something different, they want to do the same thing they've been doing for the last 8 years but expect different results.

At least one thing that I've noticed since Obama became president is there's a feeling of comraderie now.  People are more willing to help each other.  People are helping out people find homes and jobs.  Or just to help out because they're in a better position than the person they're helping.  There's been too much of "This is mine, fuck off" and "you're wrong, fuck you" coming from the states.

Just my two canadian cents.

 

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

That's what I hate the most! Why do they think tax cuts will all of a sudden start working? I don't understand economics very well, but I am able to see a basic pattern. I can see how tax cuts would work to put more money in people's pockets and allow them to spend more, but for one reason or another, that hasn't been happening. I can also see how raising taxes and investing the money in rebuilding our infrastucture of, well everything at this point, would also help. Why don't we try that for a little, because frankly, we don't have much more to lose.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Thank you for articulating my thoughts.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect Debacle

Wait... Letting people keep the money they trade a fraction of their life for got us intot this mess?

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

And that's another thing that pisses me off! When the government raises taxes, they're not just taking money and throwing it into a pit (well, some of the time they are). They are attempting to use that money in a more responsible way than the public have been doing, because sometimes, believe it or not, the government is actually capable of being more responsible than the people. In fact, a long time ago, that was sort of the point of a government. I know it's hard to imagine a responsible government after the past 8 years, but I'm pretty sure it's possible.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

"And that's another thing that pisses me off! When the government raises taxes, they're not just taking money and throwing it into a pit (well, some of the time they are)."

Well the pit hasn't been approved by our beaucracy yet, but don't worry it'll be there. As Americans when we see our tax dollars wasted we want to see them wasted in style. That pit's going to look pretty good.

And expecting the government to act responsible or in everyone's interest all the time is in my opinion stupid. Adopting an attitude of 'government knows best' just gives a lot of potential for abuse or downfall when/if the government gets incompetent.

I say that people should be skeptical of government considering the amount of power it has and the amount of money it needs.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Free market is what got you guys (and a great many other nations besides) into this mess.

With the right regulations, the banks wouldn't have wound up giving out mortgages to people who couldn't afford them (the source of the problem), or would have been compelled to NOT swap them around like trading cards (which would have isolated the toxic assets).

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

I think we need a joke in here about how this was 'rammed' through congress without any bipartisanship whatsoever.  Seriously.  Republicans weren't allowed to have a hand in the writing of the bill, their ideas for the bill were largely ignored (and in my favorite example, they actually did the exact opposite of what the republican party line wanted and cut out all money to veterans except 1 billion to the VA for rebuilding), and they weren't allowed any input at the end. 

Of course, with all Obama's talk about how transparent this new government would be, he sure didn't care to let people read through the 1100 some odd pages before the vote, nor did Pelosi.  Hell, no one even knew exactly what was in the bill until the day after it was voted for.  What a great new government.

Oh, and to anyone who voted Obama?  Fuck you.  Thanks for assisting this moron in wasting 1.3 trillion in a month.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

While I didn't vote for Obama, I do enjoy watching those people at Townhall squirm because he was elected.  It was funny, they accused people who didnt like Bush of BDS(Bush Derangement Syndrome), so are they now guilty of ODS?  Personally, I don't like either party, expecially when its far right/far left.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

If you have any other ideas about how to get our economy out of this mess, I'm all ears.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

I don't have a in depth knowledge other than basic college Economics,

But doesn't the consumer possess half the blame (at least) in this, for not being able to pay back the loans they were never able to afford in the first place?

The decrease in home value comes from supply and demand, as more are not able to pay their loans, they go into bankruptcy, ergo they sell their house to the bank...

Do this in masse, and you have an abundance of houses, and with the law of supply and demand, the homes are significantly worth less than when they were first bought, which really screwed other homeowners facing emminent foreclosure (is that the proper term?).

Spread this among other factors such as the inability to buy insurance (much less pay for medical expenses), an increase govenrment expenditure (food stamps, etc.), all of which we pay for in taxes.... and lets not forget the current CEO corruption, and other individuals that were responsible or could have prevented this... (Alan Greenspan, etc.)

Plus, the war..... and I think that's mostly it.

There in more details than I care to state, elaborate, or even know. But I think that's the gist of it.

I maybe half-wrong here, since I am half-awake during my classes. So any more insightful commentary or corrections (no cursing  ;)  gentlemen/women) will be fully welcomed.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

That's all correct, except the consumer never posseses any of the blame. You know how you don't blame a retarded person when they do something wrong because they can't help it? Well the consumers are like super-retards. If the average person was capable of making responsible decisions about their economic futures, while still keeping other people's economic situations in mind, then we wouldn't really even need a government. It is really the fault of the banks for not being more responsible, and also the fault of the government for not keeping the banks in line.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

I can't fully agree with that.  While it's true that the government shares some of the blame, they were addressing the problem with the predatory lending laws.  The lenders were just one step ahead with their "creative financing".  And consumers should be given a free pass?  I say bullshit.  In this day and age of internet access, it's not hard to educate yourself to the point where you can make sound financial decisions, even if you only go so far as to get competing offers.  If you go with the first smooth-talking salesman you meet regarding a huge financial decision like your home, that's your choice.  Just don't expect me to feel sorry for you when it all goes south.

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

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EDIT: I work in the foreclosure prevention field, so I know what I'm talking out.

The majority of those homeowners who were attempting to "live above their means" were placed into their loans by agrresive and often unethical brokers, agents and officers. By luring people (generally immigrants in the southwest) into minimum payment loans in which the borrower was not making payments on principle balance and the adjustable not feature created further payments which brought the loan out of any concept of affordability. These borrowers were "qualified" for the loans essentially by the banks, who held the grestest interest in flipping properties to create unethical profit.

The entire loan "craze" of the turn of the century was based on the incorrect concept that our economy and housing demand would continue to rise exponentially, allowing borrowers who were above their means making these "minimum payment" loans to refinance within a five year period. The concept was sound, the implementation ended up as predatory. The loan products out there were meant for sophisticated consumers who understood and were willing to bet on the further economic rise. Instead, these loans were made to uneducated borrowers as a means for them to only pay $600 a month (minimum payment) for homes that sat decidedly out of reach of their current economic means.

What does this mean? It means that there's a lot more going on here than merely "people living outside of their means." These loans were pushed on low-income families in order for them to get into the home they dreamed of for years but could never afford. The problem began in the Clinton years when federal regulations were loosened to allow these products, were perpetuated by lenders' unethical business practices, and came to a head when our economy slipped and people's income began to drop.

Consumers should not be given a free pass. There are many who knowingly entered into bad loans out of greed, and those who were tricked into signing due to a lack of financial knowlege and communication skills (Spanish-only speakers in the southwest who were never provided with loan documents in their own language.) Regardless, the problem begins and ends with the same thing: Governmental regulation and oversight over a greedy and unethical industry.

You can talk about "choice" all you wish. The bottom line is that there was an abuse of trust on the part of lenders and, surprise, the general American populous fell for it. Really, when was the last time you saw someone who dropped out of school after 10th grade understand the ins and outs of mortgage lending? Honestly, do you understand the minute ins and outs of lending?

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Well said.  I worked for five years as a mortgage loan officer myself, so I saw firsthand what was going on.  Unscrupulous business practices and sales burnout ultimately made me call it quits.  However, I did eventually have the satisfaction of seeing many of my former colleagues go broke after carelessly frittering away all the commission money they received by ripping people off over those years.

I also learned that it's not that difficult to read a mortgage note and understand what your loan is all about, even if you're not familiar with loan lingo.  Maybe that's why I'm relatively unsympathetic to the plight of the average consumer.

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Last I checked Obama didn't put a mountain of cash on fire. As such we won't know whether or not the money has been "wasted" until we see some sort of result (positive or negative).

If, 4 years from now, the US is no better (or is in fact worse) an argument could be made for the spendatures being a waste.

As to the qq of republicans not getting there say: You guys get to watch the other kids have fun.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

But the mountain is there, and the match is lit. It's a tense situation. I actually think we'll have to wait more than 4 years to see if it works out.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

I was actually talking in a literal sense on the topic of a mountain of money being burned. that's the only way that the US goverment could "waste" money.

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And a great big Fuck you back, you've got a lot of gaul calling anyone a moron after 8 years of nonstop Bush-worshipping.

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Hear Hear!

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

Right.  I'm sorry that I'm annoyed that this jackass helped to ram through a bill that wastes nearly a third of the government's tax income on things that are just pork, nearly guaranteed to not have any effect on the recession, and, my personal favorite, WRITING A 1.3 TRILLION DOLLAR BILL THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL HAVE TO FUCKING PAY FOR!

Right, Bush fucked us over as much as that.  It couldn't have been the Democrat party helping to force Subprime lending, then blocking the regulation of the same sort of lending.  No, let's misplace blame out of a blind hatred for Bush.

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Funny... but i thought all those conservative christians out there thought the end of the world is upon us and that yall will be raptured up not carrying what happens to the world.  So why would they care about a crappy 1.3 trillion dollars?  Heck why not add the nearly 600 billion(which doesnt include VA costs for medical treatment for vets wounded from the war, repair and replacement of worn/destroyed equipment, interest on that money etc) for Iraq bill that was paid with a nice Mastercard express and make it 1.9 trillion?  Well, democrats had to bend over and take it up the arse for 8 years, its republicans turn.  Hopefully us moderates and independents can keep put of the way while those two factions go at it.  Stock up on some lube Austin, it sounds like you will need some for awhile.

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Get back to us on this after you look at the money which was wasted on the war in Iraq, as well as estimates on its future costs.  But, you know, coffins for dead American soldiers aren't cheap.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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Yes yes, George never made a single mistake in all of his 8 years as president, nothing was ever his fault, he's the living embodiment of jesus christ and you worship him as a god, we've heard your schtick over and over again. Last I checked Obama actually attempted to bring the republicans into this, and he made changes around their input, despite the fact that their only mantra right now are that tax cuts are the is-all-end-all solution to everything in life. Hell your "they never do wrong" republicans are even on the record complimenting him for his bipartisanship. But no, thats not good enough, they get told to all vote no regardless of any changes, and like the sheep they are, they comply. To them its all about scoring points for the next election - party before country, something you seem to follow quite adamantly.

That, and torture is fine and dandy when we do it.

But its nice to know that you're so partisan that you'd probably punch a democrat in the face for rescuing your own mother from a burning building. I'm sure if all this money in the stimulus bill were were to go to Iraq you'd be jumping for joy, since apparantly wasting trillions into the "war" is perfectly reasonable, but spending at home is a travesty.

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It's Austin_Lewis.  If he wasn't trolling for the neo-con "everyone who doesn't agree with us is to blame" point of view, he'd have nothing to post here.

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I know, he truly does embody the mantra of the 23%ers. Whenever I mention that there's no worship like Bush-worship, its people like him that come right to mind.

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Hopefully I am not breaking any rules by posting this, but it is a link to Politifact.com Obama Promise Tracker. I don't agree with their conclusions completely, but they do explain their reasoning's and link to the presidential press releases.

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That seems like an extremely poor measure.  It seems to have forgotten about him hiring (or attempting to hire) lobbyists for government jobs, not being transparent with policy (like the stimulus bill, which he signed before most people had a chance to even read the bill), etc.

 

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Umm...no they didn't if anything they are way ahead of you at least on the second count as they already declared the second a promise broken before the stimulus bill was passed. In fact they dinged him on two sperate accounts of breaking that promise, no need to make a list of each an every item when they already cought him doing it twice in a row: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/promise/234/allow-five-... As for the frist they listed it as a comprimise while leaving the door open to downgrade it to promise broken: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/promise/240/tougher-rul...

Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

How many promisses a president keeps is a poor measure of his effectiveness. Personally, I'd like to see Obama break a lot of his promisses.

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Re: Conservative Blogger Who Triggered 2008 Mass Effect ...

*tip of the hat*

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