If a memorial in a church to one of America’s most revered founders, dead for over 2 centuries, makes you feel “unsafe”… you’re absolutely right. You are NOT safe. You have the mental acuity of a toddler or less, and have no bloody business being out in the dangerous real world with adults. Hightail it back to your safe space. Pronto.
We knew when they started with Confederate flags, then CSA monuments, it was only a matter of time before they went after the founding fathers. They object to the US flag, the national anthem, the cross, Christmas, the pledge of allegiance, the constitution, and the guys that created the country.
If you haven’t caught on yet… what they vehemently hate is The United States of America.
From here forward, whatever they demand, the answer is NO. Or HELL no. Just in case they need a choice.
This is why you don’t negotiate with terrorists. Or 2 year olds.
Imagine going to the circus. The clown car enters the ring… and a clown hops out, grabs a microphone, and launches into a breathlessly sanctimonious lecture about the need for gun control.
Is THIS what you came for? NO.
But every day now we get effectively the same thing from movie stars, TV celebrities, late night hosts, rappers, and now even football players.
THEY HAVE A RIGHT YA KNOW
Now I KNOW they have a platform that enables them to share their opinions, and they certainly have a first amendment to right to say what they want without regard to whether I find it noteworthy or even offensive.
The only possible exception is the football players using their employers’ gametime to make a political statement… which is imminently questionable if their employer objects to them doing so, just as the greeter at Wal-Mart might get fired for standing at the front door in his company smock insulting people as they enter… but that’s another subject.
They ALL have the right to voice an opinion.
Why the hell should we listen?
Do Hollywood characters have some special insight about political matters I don’t? A ton of them are at best high school grads, and their only claim to fame is reading lines someone else wrote and pretending to be someone they are not. Did becoming a famous TV doctor or movie action star make their opinion of what I should think valid?
Do rappers who became famous uttering lyrics about murdering cops or abusing women really deserve to lecture me about social justice or misogyny? Not sure they are the right guy for the job.
[To be fair, they aren’t the right guy to sing, either. “Untalented” does that begin to describe that noise.]
BOTTOM LINE: IT ISNT ENTERTAINING
If you are in the entertainment business, then entertain. HALF the country may agree with you, but the other half doesn’t, and unless you just enjoy driving your brand into the dirt, stick to what you know.
It isn’t politics.
It apparently isn’t business, either.
You need not believe me… a glimpse of box office proceeds and NFL revenues should tell you straying into 1-sided political discourse when it isn’t your real job is a poor business model.
There is pretty much nothing less enlightening than a self-aggrandizing lecture from some overpaid under-educated Hollywood twit. So thanks for thinking of us… but shut up and act. You aren’t paid because you’re smart, you’re paid because you play someone who is.
Yesterday in the wake of the Brussels bombing attack, President Obama strongly denounced Islamic terrorism.
“Islam is a flawed and violent cult wherein deluded people follow an example set by a murderous psychotic pedophile” said a visibly angry President Obama. He then vowed to “destroy Isis, burn their tents, and kill their $#&!!! camels.”
Just kidding. He was doing The Wave at a baseball game with the dictator of Cuba.
PC KILLS MORE US CITIZENS THAN EBOLA
A Kuwaiti born young Muslim male named Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, who blogged jihad flavored rhetoric, whose father was subject of a terrorism investigation… traveled to 2 military facilities 7 miles apart to murder 4 US Marines he’d never met.
The Media and FBI are just stumped trying to find a motive.
If a fat guy steals your ice cream… would you spend much time wondering about his motive?
Personally, I’m betting he was radicalized by the NRA.
Dear knuckle dragging haters in the native American community:
We WON the Indian wars you idiots. What warped desire to cling to ancient hatred makes you insist on “celebrating your heritage” with hateful symbols like warbonnets and period attire?
Isn’t it enough that you viciously scalped our ancestors, you uneducated clods. You kidnapped our women and children and tortured survivors, so cut the “this is my heritage” crap. Face it, you’re just illiterate scum that won’t accept things have changed.
It’s high time we called a halt to your idiocy. Warbonnets and tomahawks don’t even belong in museums, you racist hicks. I vote we dig up your buried chiefs, and blow up that racist Crazy Horse monument. It’s the 21st century… time to tear down symbols of hatred like the 48ft tall statue of Chief Black Hawk, the one to Chief St Germain, the one to Osceola… Hell tear em all down.
By the way… how offensive is it our precious children are exposed to shows portraying an indian savage as a hero? I call for a ban of the Lone Ranger repeats. Better burn Last Mohican too. I mean heck… the hero in that is a savage murderer that killed lawful authorities.
While we’re at it, let’s purge the military of hateful native American influences… Apache, Sioux and Blackhack helicopters come to mind. And why are there streets named after your tribes and warriors?
Frankly as a descendant of settlers I am offended. Did you know there are actually TOY indian tomahawks for sale on Ebay and at Walmart? Why is it necessary to rub salt in the wounds even now? In your sad little racist culture is something used to murder my forebears an appropriate children’s toy?
And let’s not forget you savages had wars in which the survivors on the other side were kept as slaves. That is what divides you from us (well, except for the century+ where we had slaves of our own).
As for history books… they should be cleaned with purifying fire. They just remind people of your atrocities. If you’re included in history it should only be to point out your atrocities. There’s nothing “brave” about trying to harm our ancestors. You were little more than un-American terrorists. Much like you are now.
This is America, dammit. Get with the program! You lost. Get over it.
Unless you’re beneath a rock you know a 22 year old died July 4 when he placed a “mortar” atop his head and it exploded. He was drinking at the time, though it may have merely been a coincidence. Right?
His mom is suing for controls on explosives. Cause ya know, who knew explosives might explode?
— Does the box mention it?
— How big is the font?
— Does it say NOT to launch from atop your cranial cavity?
— Are there guards keeping it from fitting on your head?
Before getting too rough on mom, consider she might have a point, albeit backwards. Should she sue Anhauser Busch for not having a warning that the product shouldn’t be consumed while playing with deadly explosives?
Granted if that suit won we’d need MUCH larger beer bottles for all the warnings needed.
— Do not operate motor vehicles, power tools, or trans-continental passenger jets.
— Avoid use while making life changing financial decisions.
— Not for use while considering matrimony.
— Product makes really bad ideas sound great.
Then again if we made separate bottles for men and women you could get more specific, with warnings such as:
— Men: Caution – Does NOT make you bullet proof or sexy.
— Girls: Warning – Promises heard during consumption may be intended to loosen your morals.
It’s a well known fact that men have gone to bars, picked up a 10, awakened with a weak 4. Yet nowhere on the bottle is there a warning about this. Women have similarly been duped into any number of regrettable decisions which may be directly attributed to the malicious refusal of big alcohol to provide sufficient labeling.
Just some food for thought. Let’s face it… we are all tired of seeing wedding videos after the fact and discovering we were duped by a memory of “awesome dance moves”.
Salon.com (hardly a bastion of right wing thought)recently posted about Seinfeld & other comedians condemning regimented PC “sensitivity“. It’s become so ingrained they avoid venues (like colleges) where it is more fashionable to hiss than laugh at jokes which fail to meet the ever growing “tolerance” rulebook.
That incidentally is why movies like Blazing Saddles, which by any measure is dedicated to pointing and laughing AT narrow-minded bigots, not with them… couldn’t be made today.
That’s unfortunate, as it is probably the best movie in history at making bigotry and racism look totally stupid.
And for the record, it isn’t NEAR as funny watching it on PC-wary channels that bleep out non-PC words to avoid even the possibility someone might be offended.
Similarly, the Monty Python show, which pushed a LOT of boundaries, had more gay jokes than virtually any show then or now… in skits performed by a largely gay cast. It’s called “having a sense of humor“.
Heck, Foxworthy makes a living telling redneck jokes, which I find hilarious. Not IN SPITE of the fact many hit me, but because of it.
[And no, I do NOT date my cousins. Anymore.]
So how DID the land of the free turn into the land afraid to giggle? I feel sorry for kids growing up with this nonsense. They’ll miss a lot of fun.
They’ll also miss worthwhile lessons about REAL tolerance… not the kind that demands you censor yourself and others. If you consider censorship even mildly related to tolerance, you might want to look the word up. You’re using it wrong.
“We must take action now! Harumph harumph harumph!”
Anyone familiar with handling a boat that hits whitewater knows the wrong reaction to hitting turbulence is a LOT more dangerous than none. The same applies with passing well meaning but ill-considered legislation.
I’m constantly amazed when I see folks that might otherwise be considered sane tell me that we need more gun laws because shooters keep shooting folks in gun free zones.
Ummm, does that not raise even a slight bit of doubt in your mind as to the effectiveness of what you humorously call a “gun free zone“?
What seems to be the problem? If it’s “gun free” how is there a “shooter”?
They didn’t post enough signs?
Should they print them in a different color for visibility?
Was the font too small for the shooter to read?
Is it a literacy issue?
If gun free zone signs are an effective method of disarming bad guys, shouldn’t the military post them in Iraq to disarm ISIS? If not, please explain why they’re useless as tits on a boar hog elsewhere, but a brilliant solution here.
But instead of carefully taking stock of what works and what doesn’t, we see hair-on-fire demands to do something, anything, immediately! And so we collectively double down on prior mistakes.
Any shooting instructor will tell you it is impossible to miss your opponent fast enough to kill him. Speed cannot take precedence to hitting the target. That same lesson applies to laws about guns. It doesn’t matter how fast you pass ineffective “solutions“.
Also worthy of note: Solutions that repeatedly fail to fix a problem are not solutions, and solutions that actually exacerbate the problem are called “problems“.
Gas may look a lot like water, but it’d be nice if we quit trying to use it to put out fires.