Stream: Thought Vomit: “AffluenzAmerica”


Do you guys remember the saga of Ethan Couch? For those of you that don’t follow news that provokes populist rage, I’ll fill you in.

Ethan Couch is a piece of shit and his entire being has had a net-negative effect on the universe. At age 16, ya boy Ethan Couch shoplifted a couple of cases of beer from Wal-Mart, got balls-ass drunk, and then crashed his father’s enormous Ford F-350 pickup truck into a bunch of people. He ended up killing four innocent folks and paralyzing one of his friends.

Just look at this booger-eating fuck

Just look at this booger-eating fuck

Despite having priors, Couch got a slap on the wrist for getting rip shit wasted and killing four people. Homeboy faced a maximum of 20 years incarceration, but because his horrible family is very wealthy and very white, he got court-ordered rehab and 10-years probation. His defense attorneys hired a lawyer that testified that Couch had some fake bullshit called “Affluenza” and “was unable to link his actions with consequences because of his parents teaching him that wealth buys privilege.” Wealth buying privilege? I’ve never heard of such a thing! Thankfully, Couch got caught on video violating his probation. His horrible mother snuck him out to Mexico to try to further protect him from consequences. He was eventually extradited and sentenced to two years that he probably won’t serve in full. Hooray America.

Anyway, Thought Vomit wrote a ripping punk tune about this prick and his garbage ass family. It’ll be on Punk’s Brutal Retaliation/Sync The Skies, the California band’s fourth full-length record.

Punk’s Brutal Retaliation/Sync The Skies is out October 28th. Get the details on the record at Thought Vomit’s Facebook page.

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  • Howard Dean
  • What are the odds that he banged his mom? 2 to 1?

  • Ouuuu, punk in tha morning! I’m sold, bro!

    Thanks for the recommendation, the vocals sounds very bad, I like it.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Is beer being sold at Walmart a regional thing?

    • Dubbbz

      It can vary by county. My county was dry (you couldn’t buy booze at a store in county limits) until 2009, IIRC.

    • If the county isn’t dry, it’s probably the cheapest beer anywhere. If you’re into the kinda beer Walmart sells.

      • Dubbbz

        Just piles of Shiner.

        Also, I think Walgreens’ Big Flats is the cheapest by volume.

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        I’ve never seen a single one of the brands in the picture on that article before.

        • The pic is of a German supermarket

          • Howard Dean

            BusinessInsider isn’t particularly known for their continuity, relevance, or journalistic integrity.

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            wonder if WM’s not allowed to advertise or reproduce the branding as part of the deal with the brewers for putting the competition out of businiess with that 0.6% margin?

    • Howard Dean

      Walmart stores in NH sell beer. Gotta hit up the gigantic state liquor supermarkets on the highways to get that sweet devil water, though.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Back in IL, literally everywhere sells all kinds of alcohol. Gas Stations, Walmarts, Targets, Grocery Stores. The northeast’s weird laws’n’shit are killing me.

      • more beer

        If remember correctly. They stop selling alcohol in Connecticut at 8 pm. Everyone I know who lived there used to go to Port Chester to buy beer at night time.

      • RJA

        Indeed. Here in Iowa you can buy beer and liquor anywhere at almost anytime. ( you have to wait until like 8:00am on Sundays though, of course?) I forget sometimes how weird some of the state laws are.

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    That guy is gulag material.

  • Eliza

    I had never heard of Ethan Couch’s case before. What a pice of shit.

  • Don’t drink and drive. Trust me, when they say you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it. Unless you’re a rich spoiled piece of trash. Oh, and if you’re white too. Then again, I’m white. Damn.

    • A first-time garden variety DUI in Texas costs about ten grand. Fuck all that. I’ll booze on my couch.

      • Good man. It cost me $7,000. Fuck that indeed.

      • Dubbbz

        Texas actually uses DUI fees to help fund highway maintenance and construction.

        • Even if there isn’t a shred of truth to it, I personally believe Uber was run out of Austin because it was impacting DUI revenues

          • Dubbbz

            That wouldn’t surprise me, tbh.

          • Really!?! That’s sort of fucked. Why eliminate something that prevents DUI’s?

          • The city council members got some generous contributions from the taxi union.

          • Ooooh. Politics as always.

          • more beer

            It is all about the state collecting revenue. They make more on DUI’s than on the taxes from those services.

          • Howard Dean

            Uber needs to get their employee/subcontractor designations figured out. That’s a very real threat to sink that company. The IRS/Department of Labor want their payroll taxes and withholding, and it’s damn hard to be a “true” subcontractor nowadays as the rules are quite restrictive.

            I think Uber is just trying to bide their time and survive until self-driving cars become the norm and they can own a fleet of them. Then they won’t have to worry about it.

          • Agreed that their business practices are a mess, and I suspect you are correct about wanting to phase out drivers asap. In the interim, Uber (and Lyft) were a real boon to this city. The result here is a lack of transportation services, tons of people who no longer have a part-time job, and no one is working towards a better solution.

          • Dubbbz

            The AV push is a very real thing. Folks who research AVs have been saying that for years now.

          • What is the consequence for texting and driving in Texas. Just curious since Texas is strict with driving laws it seems.

          • Howard Dean

            I’m personally cool with Uber hiring drivers as subcontractors, as I think that is a viable business model, and I know a lot of people who prefer to be employed that way (allows for more flexibility, more cash up front, etc). I think subcontracting is pretty cool, and I definitely understand why Uber embraced it (made a lot more sense for them to do it that way/kept a huge payroll tax expense off their income statement). But my fuck has there been a huge push in the last 5-10 years to phase out the subcontractor model and move everyone towards being an employee*. And I’m not sure the federal, state, and municipal governments are going to give them a pass. Similar story with Airbnb.

            *admittedly, not all of the reasons for the push away from subcontractors and towards employeehood are nefarious, since there are of course benefits and protections to being an employee.

          • more beer

            I don’t see subcontracting going away. Pretty much every business in the construction trades subcontracts their work. Even if a company has regular W-2 workers. They probably subcontracted the work from on of the many builders or general contractors.

          • Howard Dean

            Yea, building trades are sort of the last frontier for it, I think. However, even when I worked in construction years back (college summers), I remember bosses of mine talking about the pressure they were getting. Pretty much if you tell someone what to do and when to do it, the government considers that an employer-employee relationship (and a lot of subcontracting work fits that mold).

          • Zeke

            The employee vs independent contractor issue is one of the topics i specialize in. You’re correct that the rules have changed significantly over the past 5-10 years. Businesses are generally clueless about how little tolerance the government has for that shit nowadays. I’ve seen a lot of clients ignore my recommendation and sink a lot of money into a virtually unwinable fight.


    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      or this cop from the town I grew up in –

      • Cops get of easy. We had a cop here pass out at the wheel in the middle of an intersection a few years back. Nothing ever happened to him. Dumb.

  • Waynecro

    A Booger-Eating Fuck and His Garbage-Ass Family: A hot new reality show coming soon from the makers of all those other reality shows that make reasonable people sick to their asses.

  • Guppusmaximus

    So, is he a piece of shit because he killed 4 people while he was drunk as fuck from stolen alcohol or because he got away with it? Just curious because this shit including all the retarded musicians who die from alcohol abuse never seem to change a thing in this country. You can have evidence up the wahzoo about the horribly detrimental effects alcohol consumption has on the Human body and all the dead people it leaves in its wake, yet, when anyone submits the idea of limiting access to this substance people get all sorts of pissy… Just my opinion.

    • Are you American? We tried prohibition. It didn’t work out too well.