OK, I finally put down the Twitter crack. What’s the opening story for today, you ask? Well, I have two or three things I wanted to cover that I haven’t had a chance to due to outside commitments. We’ve got Brianna Wu, Eminem, Roosh V, Tech Raptor & a YouTube video I did yesterday. Let’s start off with the video.

It’s about the accusations BuzzFeed made about Donald Trump paying Breitbart in order to get favorable coverage. I also cover the broke political system here in America and give some other random thoughts. I forgot to plus it yesterday here on the site, so forgive me on that one.



Now, let’s cover TechRaptor real quick. I actually should have written a full entry on it, but now that I’m playing catch-up a little bit, a blurb will have to do. So, what happened to the fine folks over there, you ask?

TechRaptor has been using Gratipay since January. Recently, we received an email stating that Gratipay has rejected our application to continue using their service. In their migration to Gratipay 2.0, they required people to apply and answer four questions. Looking at those questions and the reasons given for rejection seemed a bit odd. First, their reasons for why we were rejected:

Thank you for applying for a Gratipay Team. We’ve decided not to accept your application, for two reasons:

  1. You identify with the #GamerGate/anti-#GamerGate conflict, and that clashes too strongly with our own brand identity.
  2. You require people to apply before contributing to your work, which goes against our definition of ‘open work.’

We received information that we needed to apply for Gratipay 2.0 on July 17th. We answered the below four questions and finished the application process that day. July 30th we received the above rejections, and we sent a response asking for some clarification. Aug 3rd we recieved a response from a “tech-to-consumer translator” who said they would pass our notes on, which hit the same points as below, but haven’t heard from them since.

As you can see TechRaptor has been kicked off the service simply for giving any type of positive coverage to GamerGate. This is exactly the sort of thing we fight against. Rarely have a seen a company be as brazen about discriminating against GG, though. There was a follow up report on all this today, but it doesn’t look much better:

To sum it all up, Gratipay, just tell us what you want. Tell us what you mean by your guidelines. Tell us what your “worldview” is. Tell us precisely what Open Work is. Tell us what Gratipay’s overall purpose is. Don’t make the dialogue you want to have with applicants be about trying to understand what you’re looking for. Shouldn’t that be about what the project itself is?

Right now, vague and general terms seem to be a mechanism to deny those you don’t want on Gratipay—not necessarily against anything on Gratipay’s website. I am not accusing you of doing so, but that’s what the slim definitions give the impression of right now. In having those vague and general terms, it is much easier to explain away people you’d rather not have around. Again, that’s totally fine. It’s your prerogative to do so. I’d just prefer people not get led around as both you and they try to figure out whether or not whatever the project is, is actually fit for Gratipay.

Long story short, Gratipay seems to be fucking kill right about now. I would advise anyone who supports the free and open exchange of ideas to look elsewhere. These scumbags don’t deserve your support.


Here’s a short story just to remind you how big of a psychopathic loser Brianna Wu is. Look at her from the other night:


The #FERGUSONLOOTCREW tag was started up by a bunch of trolls, some of them ex-GamerGate supporters. But we had absolutely nothing to do with it, and to claim otherwise is a damned lie. Of course, it’s not the first time this nasty piece of work has told an untruth. My site is literally full of examples. But it is funny how she still jumps at every little chance to spread falshoods about us, all these months later. Of course we’re the only reason she’s ever been even the slightest bit relevant, so that likely plays into her internal calculations.


Master Milo had an article on the Roosh V situation. In case you have heard he was going up to Canada to give a little speech and address supporters. Well, the rad fems up there totally flipped the fuck out and tried to stop him from coming into the country. When that didn’t work, they tried to track him down and fuck up his presentation. They succeeded in finding him, and even poured a beer on him. But they couldn’t stop the man. Here’s Milo with some thoughts:

“The past week I received heavy resistance from the Canadian left to shut down my planned Montreal speech,” Valizadeh told me via email yesterday from the land of poutine and transgender four-year-olds. “A petition to ban me from the country topped 35,000 people and the booking to my original hotel venue was cancelled after it was leaked online, putting the entire event in jeopardy.

“The mayor of Montreal, the Canadian state-owned media (CBC), and many thousands of locals combed the entire city trying to find the event venue in order to sabotage it. I stuck to my guns, found another venue, and I successfully held the event. ”…

After the talk, Valizadeh had a beer thrown in his face. Regular readers of this column will know the high regard in which I hold feminists, and Canadians, but even by the pathetic standards of #KillAllWhiteMen or #BlackLivesMatter, this was a cowardly stunt of the highest order, and only served to gild Roosh’s victory.

As usual, the SJWs overreach and ended up helping the people they’re trying to hurt. No one ever said they were the brightest bunch:



Let’s finally wrap things up with a recap of what’s been happening to Eminem and Dr. Dre. As many of you know, Dre’s long awaited album came out last week. It’s called Compton, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot myself. But, as always, the speech police have something to say about controversial lyrics:

Eminem has been criticised by his fans and anti-sexual violence campaigners for disturbing lyrics alluding to rape on a track on Dr Dre’s new album Compton.

The graphic rape lyric appears in his verse for Medicine Man, which includes the line: “Ain’t no one safe from, non-believers there ain’t none/I even make the bitches I rape come.” This line was condemned by a number of appalled Twitter users, who blasted the rapper for releasing more “disgusting” lyrics condoning sexual violence.

They also had some complaints about a skit at the end of another song, where Dr. Dre appears to murder some unknown woman. The thing is, of course these lyrics and skits can be disturbing. That’s the point, though. It’s not real. This is all entertainment. Movies aren’t real, either. I know this comes as a shock to some (#FullMcIntosh), but even video games are not real. The reason we escape into these world is to have a release from everyday tensions. If you don’t enjoy these types of releases? Then spend your money doing other things. Stop trying to make me feel bad for liking what I like. And for damn sure stop trying to shame artists and creative types with your Internet hate mobs. The one good thing about this case? I know neither Dre, nor Em, are going to pay these bastards any heed. That makes me smile.


I’ll be back shortly with another post. It looks like the overnight should have some action here on TheRalphRetort.com. Also, don’t miss the flagship Wednesday edition of TheRalphRetort LIVE. Here’s the details on that program: