Newt Gingrich gets bit by a penguin, receives Band-Aid for the injury. Swell. Who cares!? You have to wonder what the guy writing this article thinks about his life? He likely went to journalism school for a few years, or one….I don’t know. I’m assuming he didn’t finish if he’s writing stuff like this.
I fully expect the Arizona Police to come knocking on my door any moment now. This abomination of a law states that it would be a class one misdemeanor for anyone to “terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend” someone through electronic means. “Annoy or Offend.” Really? I’m pretty sure I already offended someone just by using the word “screwed” in the title. As pussified as this nation has become, people are “annoyed or offended” nearly every second of every day. It’ll be interesting how this will effect talk radio, talk TV, or just TV/Radio in general.
Does a TV show that shows something a little too sexy for people that it offends them land the producers/writers/execs in jail? I imagine it’s more geared towards direct harassment, but as the saying goes: “it’s a slippery slope.”
In all seriousness, stuff like this is what really scares me. We should all keep a close eye on this one.
I’d like to start of this article by saying something to the writers and people interview within the article:
In case you haven’t read the article yet, which you may want to grab something to throw up in first, they basically talk about how gas prices really aren’t that bad. They talk about how it really doesn’t affect the typical American all that much. Retail Spending is up, all is well!! ALL IS WELL!!!
Again I say, “FUCK YOU!” I wonder if retail spending is up because the price of damn near everything has also skyrocketed along with the price of gas? I kind of need to buy food for my family, regardless of the fact that milk, bread, and baby formula have all increased in price.
Of all the stupid shit said in this article, this pissed me off the most:
“There’s certainly discontent, but I’m not convinced there is real rage,” said Rao.
After all, most analysts agree: The basic reason why prices have moved higher over the last few years is that the world is using ever more of this product and we have to go to greater lengths to find new supplies.
That’s expensive. And dangerous — people actually die in this quest to find new supplies. Many Americans may have at least a vague understanding of that.
“But everybody is telling them they should be mad, so they say ‘OK,'” said Rao.
Bullshit! That’s not why prices are going up. It’s the horrible human beings known as “Speculators” who raise prices based on what they assume is going to happen. Someone in Iran sneezes and everyone panics and decides gas needs to spike by 50 billion dollars. People aren’t getting mad because someone in the media tells them too. They’re getting mad because everything costs so fucking much now….and for no good reason.
Boy In Trouble for Bringing 2-Inch Toy Gun to School (Courtesy of NYDailyNews.com)
No, not a typo. A young boy (9) and his friend were playing with lego figures during lunch when one of them pulls out the small gun that came with his Police Officer lego figure. He is promptly pulled out of his seat by the principal and nearly suspended. After a meeting between the parents and the Principal, we’ll call her Miss Overreaction, the boy was spared any punishment and simply asked not to bring the toy back. Incidentally, his friend had a toy axe to go with his figure but apparently that was as threatening.
People, I realize that we are in a scary time when kids are bringing guns and drugs into our schools. But seriously, a 2-inch gun in the hands of a lego figure!? REALLY!? I simply can’t fathom what the hell Miss Overreaction was thinking. All this brain trust had to do was ask the kids to put the toys away, or at least the weapons. The mom was absolutely right. This was a common-sense issue. There’s no reason this needed to be blown out of proportion.