Posted in Idiots and dumb-asses, Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off

Killing The Human Race–One Prick At A Time

Apparently GOP Congressman John Shimkus feels that it’s not right that a man should have to pay for pre-natal care.

A few questions come to mind with this prick’s arrogance:

  1.  Were you not born?
  2. If you have a female counterpart who is on your health insurance and lo and behold you get her pregnant, why shouldn’t your health insurance cover the care of the human being you helped create?
  3. Women don’t have limp dicks.  Why should we have to pay for Viagra?
  4. Do you have any idea what it costs to have a baby?  My guess is you don’t.

It’s bad enough that so many involved in this “health insurance game” don’t understand the first thing about health insurance.  We don’t need assholes like this Neanderthal telling us they don’t want to pay for pre-natal care because they don’t use it.

What are they trying to do?  Kill the human race?

 

 

Posted in Entertainment, Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off, writing

Lead Us Not To The Slaughter

As someone who is very fond of the arts, I got chills when reading about “Hamilton” actor Brandon Dixon’s curtain call speech directed at Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.  Pence had taken in the Broadway show and when he entered the theater he was greeted to many “boos” as well as applause from his fellow theater-goers.

Contrary to what a certain ASSHOLE on Twitter referred to as “harassment” of the VP-elect, Dixon’s speech was anything but:

“We, sir, we are the diverse America, who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

Where in this speech does it “harass” anyone?  Dixon didn’t threat anyone.  He didn’t call anyone names.  He didn’t mock anyone.  He wasn’t like a certain ASSHOLE on Twitter who has done all that.  Dixon was simply expressing his FREEDOM OF SPEECH and stating something that the majority of us are feeling right now.

Then a certain ASSHOLE ranted on Twitter calling the VP-elect “wonderful”–(let us decide that, ASSHOLE)–and then, like the five-year-old child he really is, demanded that the cast of “Hamilton” “Apologize”!  Yeah, he even had an exclamation point.  When reading the tweet I felt like I was reading dialogue from a kid’s book where one of the bullies shouts “They started it!”.  I wonder what he’s going to write on Twitter when a leader from another country refuses to discuss the weather with him or worse, when the bomb drops.

This ASSHOLE needs to do us all a favor: stick his thumb in his mouth, go sit in the corner and pout and stay the fuck off Twitter.  As someone who will soon be the “leader” of this country (God help us all), this ASSHOLE needs to start being more concerned with bigger and better things than what a Broadway actor addressed at his asshole sidekick.

Pence left when the speech began although he allegedly heard it in the hallway.  He left because he’s a chickenshit and he doesn’t care.  If he wasn’t a chickenshit and cared he would’ve stayed in his seat instead of hiding outside.  He would’ve listened intently on what was being said.  And if he was even a decent human being he would’ve approached the cast afterwards and discussed their concerns with them.

I laughed when I read Pence had attended “Hamilton”.  I find it very ironic that someone who is so against LGBTQ rights attended a Broadway play where a great deal of the community is of LGBTQ orientation.  Maybe the real reason Pence left during the speech is that he’s a coward.

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
George Washington

 

 

 

Posted in Politics, Religion, Thanksgiving, Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off, Throwback Thursday, writing

Give Me Your Huddled Masses Yearning To Breathe Free

I know I have shared this a few times in the past.  With all that has occurred recently, this resonates very strongly with me now. With a week to go before the day we are to be thankful, partly because of the people who came to America before us, here is a pre-Thanksgiving #ThrowbackThursday.

Imagine if ignorant minds will allow:  your great-grandparents Charles and Annie Fitzpatrick arrive at Ellis Island during the height of the potato famine.  Before they can even step foot off the boat, they are turned away because America is no longer accepting immigrants.  Especially Irish ones.  Guess Chuck and Annie would be going back to Ireland to starve and I would cease to exist.

Now imagine you have lived in Syria all your life.  Your country is in a Civil War and like tens of thousands of others, your home has been destroyed.  To save yourself you realize the only thing to do is to flee.  You and your family suddenly become refugees.

Like Charles and Annie, you head to America.  It’s difficult to get settled into your new country.  Most of the states don’t want you because you are from Syria, your religion is Muslim and a bunch of Syrian assholes you’ve never met decided to terrorize the city of Paris.  And it’s all your fault.  But hey, you’re a professor with a wife and two kids and you don’t even own a gun.  That’s how much they know.

Many people don’t realize it but a similar thing happened to all the Japanese and Japanese-Americans who were living here after Pearl Harbor.  In our ignorance we blamed each and every one of them for what the Japanese government did on December 7, 1941.  Because of that these innocent people were ridiculed, bullied, tortured and segregated into camps.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

This may be a poor analogy of what is going on with the refugees in the world right now, but the next time you side with a member of the government in their not wanting to help people who need it most, think about how you would feel if you were in their shoes and you were the refugee.  How would you feel if you weren’t allowed to reside in another state because of your religion, because you were from Massachusetts or because you were a Patriots fan?  How would you feel if you weren’t allowed to reside in another country for these same reasons?  How would you feel if the government wanted to interrogate you because of your love for the Boston Red Sox?  Or because you believe Tom Brady is innocent?

This isn’t 1957 any longer, people.  We are not in the midst of the Cold War.  We are not stocking our bomb shelters with canned goods.  Why are we so afraid because of a few assholes in the world?  Understand that although there is evil, good overrides it every time.  If it didn’t humanity would cease to exist.  Think about it.  We would’ve all been killed off long ago if not for the amount of good in the world.

That’s something I’ll remember and be thankful for while eating my mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving…

Posted in Idiots and dumb-asses, Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

I’m not even certain one can call Donald Trump, Jr. a human being after his distasteful, dehumanizing, extremely poor analogy comparing Skittles candy to Syrian refugees.  It certainly proves the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Speaking of “apples” the photo that was used in Jr.’s meme was posted using an iPhone.  The iPhone was created by the son of a Syrian immigrant. Ironic or arrogant?

So I have to ask:

Who is the bigger ass?

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If The Tables Were Turned

I feel for the Austrian 18-year-old girl whose parents have shamelessly posted hundreds of photos of her on Facebook.  These aren’t just your ordinary everyday run-of-the-mill photos.  Nope.  These are photos that were taken of her throughout her childhood, during “milestone” moments (diaper changes, using the potty, first bath, etc.).  So I can certainly understand why she is upset.

As a parent there are those “special moment” photos you take.  However, they aren’t the kind of “special moment” photos you share.  They’re private.  They go in your child’s baby book or in a special photo album designated for that child.  They don’t go on Facebook for everyone to see.

I wonder how the parents would feel if their daughter found baby photos of them taken during their “milestone” moments and posted them on Facebook for all to see.  Maybe then they would understand why their daughter wants to sue them.

Posted in Idiots and dumb-asses, Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off, Throwback Thursday

Confidence, Not Cockiness

You think you know who you are but you don’t. You probably did years ago but now you have no clue who you are other than your name. You don’t know what you do because if you DID, you would actually DO it instead of wasting your time doing foolish shit on social media sites (like looking at porn, stalking others and playing games).

You have NO CLUE who you do it for, other than YOURSELF. If you even had an INKLING as to WHO you do anything for you’d treat those that feed you with more respect, instead of just acting like they are another twenty bucks for you.

Once again, you have no IDEA what anyone wants from you. You are a jack of all trades and a master of none. Finally, since you have no IDEA who you do WHAT for, you wouldn’t know how it changes anyone if it came up and bit you on the ass. And no, you are NOT in the 20%. More like the negative 20% who don’t give a shit about anyone but yourself.

You are the one who doesn’t get it, you will never get it and you are too cocky and arrogant to EVER get it!

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Determine Your Own “Happily Ever After”

I applaud Jennifer Aniston for speaking out in the Huffington Post earlier this week about her never-ending battle with the paparazzi and media moguls in general.

She’s been in the business long enough to know this is the norm.  But she doesn’t have to accept it and I can’t blame her for not doing so.  No wonder she isn’t on social media.  After all, the Internet can be a cesspool, depending on how you use it.

People of notoriety (and oftentimes just “regular folks”) who post on social media are scrutinized for everything from their clothing choices to how thin their kids look in a photo at the beach.  Some celebrities eat it all up as an ego boost.  Others may fight back. Some may just ignore what is being said.  Jennifer Aniston has chosen to just leave it all alone and not even go there.

Is knowing what she had for lunch going to change what is happening in the world?  Will you be able to sleep better tonight if you know for a fact Jennifer Aniston isn’t pregnant?  Is it really that important?  Do we really have that much time on our hands that we even care?  Jennifer doesn’t care what the hell kind of cars we drive or where we vacation.  She doesn’t care if we have kids or not.  She doesn’t care if we are thin or fat.  Why should we give a rat’s ass about what she does, how she looks or what goes on in her life?

As she stated in her post “we get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves”.  So get out in the world and go create your own story and leave Jennifer’s alone.

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The Good Things About The Bad Things

As with just about any bad scenario that can happen, oftentimes something good actually comes out of it.  As unfortunate as bad things are, I think the bad happens to keep the good in check.

Kindness has been brought out in many throughout the past several days following the most recent gun killing craziness.

I heard a story of a black woman who walked into a convenience store and there were two cops at the front counter talking to the cashier.  The woman went and got what she was in there to buy and brought it to the cashier.  I can’t recall the exact encounter as I read it on Facebook but I believe one of the cops approached her and asked, “Are you okay?” and she said she was sad.  The police officer said he was sad too and they hugged and cried together.

I don’t know about anywhere else in the country but in Massachusetts alone I’ve read numerous stories of people bringing coffee and various treats to their local police to say “thanks” for their service.

A few hours ago I read on the Massachusetts State Police Facebook timeline:

Today the troopers @ B3-Springfield received a yummy gift from 3 nice and appreciative young African American men,who just wanted to say thanks and to wish the troopers well after a tough week. So sweet… they brought, our favorite…boxes of D&D..thank you.

I think that’s awesome and I hope it continues.  In good times and in bad–let’s all be nice to each other.

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Beauty Doesn’t Equal Value

From three years ago.  A #FlashbackFriday food-for-thought moment:

Dustin Hoffman understands what some men won’t, or ever, understand:  women.

An interview Hoffman did with AFI in 2012 has recently gone viral.  In it the actor reveals his true feelings on what it was like playing a woman in the hit movie “Tootsie“.  And Hoffman gets it.

He gets the fact that there is more to a woman than just a sexy body and a beautiful face.  There is a person inside, one with a sense or humor, a high intelligence, a love for life.  The emotional aspect of Hoffman’s interview comes out when he, too, realizes that he has always been “one of those guys” that doesn’t really know women.  But I’m sure his realization opened his eyes quite a bit.

Imagine if we all followed in the footsteps of Dustin Hoffman’s “Tootsie” discovery and began looking at individuals as people first.  This includes women AND men.  I know just like a less attractive woman is more than likely to be the last on the dance floor, so is a less attractive man.

I haven’t been in the dating world for over 20 years but for those out there who are still searching for the “right one”, this strategy may work for you.  Instead of always going for the gusto, the long-legged blonde, the six-foot-three dark-haired George Clooney look-alike, pay attention to the cute, chubby freckle-faced red-head or the five-foot-six geeky Rick Moranis look-alike.  You may be surprised at what you discover behind their appearance.