Hello dear reader(s)!
This here post will be a bit disjointed, like someone who was busted for having a marijuana cigarette that got confiscated. I’d apologize, but this is my blog-type-thing and not yours, so suck it up and deal, Bambi.
There is a lot running through my mind this morning. Things I want to say that maybe couldn’t be expanded into a full post without using a lot of filler (which would cause me to update the labeling), but I still need to get off my chest. (Because things on your mind are on your chest? I thought your mind would be in your head. I digress.) So let’s get started, shall we?
This whole bathroom bullshit I don’t even understand why this is a thing. Dennis Hastert raped boys. He is a conservative (seems like the family values types always have the most to hide), cisgender male. He might have been standing next to your son at the urinal. But guess what? Public bathrooms are not a common place for rape or molestation. In fact, the more people in a bathroom, the safer it will be. If I had a daughter I would be far less concerned about a trans person using a stall next to her, than I would be about her being a staffer in a Republican male politician’s office, or playing for a sports team he coached. She is MUCH safer with a trans person in a public bathroom. In fact, separate public bathrooms are pretty stupid anyway. All bathrooms should be unisex with stalls that have doors. Because guess what? As a heterosexual cisgender male, I don’t exactly like standing next to other males with my cock out, regardless of their genitalia or orientation. Besides, segregation is stupid.
The Premiere League I cannot say I am a Leicester City fan. In fact, I barely knew who Leicester was. (Pronounced Lester, which confirms my suspicion that Americans pronounce Worcestershire Sauce wrong.) But what a story they are. To climb from the basement of the league last year to being the favorites to win it all this year is the kind of story that makes sports worth paying attention to from time to time. This would be similar to the Cleveland Browns going to the Super Bowl this season. Leicester have a chance to clinch the title on Monday, and I will do everything I can to watch that game.
Social Media A lot of people use social media to bash social media. Social media is not the problem, people are. Yes, the anonymity it creates allows people to be extremely horrible in public, but too many people are extremely horrible anyway. When the viral video from Not Just Sports #MoreThanMean first hit the tubes of the interwebs, people were saying how bad social media was. Too many people don’t realize that this kind of behavior isn’t limited to social media. It is ingrained in our society that for some odd reason still can not seem to respect women. This shit is real, it isn’t just online. It shouldn’t be surprising that some women are scared of all men, because if we are honest with ourselves, we know these attitudes are real among too many of the people among us.
In the social media vein, but under a different direction, I am also tired of people attempting to shame people for posting things that makes them happy on social media. We need more happiness. Wanna take a selfie? Go for it. If you’re a woman doing duck lips or a man standing in front of a bathroom mirror with your shirt off flexing, I might think you are a tool, but who am I to tell you what to post? And baby pictures? Why are we shaming people for posting pictures of their babies? Your baby is important to you. I couldn’t care less, in fact, I think your baby is fucking ugly and I remember you when you had your own life, but I will not tell you not to post it. I get to scroll by. And then there is the PDA posts. Do that more! If you have a person in your life you love, let that person know. Post that all over! Do it because the world needs more love. More importantly, do it because when that person is gone, you get to go over all those posts later and trust me when I say how nice of a thing that can be.
Religious freedom I think someone needs to start a religion that believes straight marriage is a sin. Then I want those people to open bakeries and other businesses that will only support LGBTQ marriages and only make cakes, sell tuxedos and dresses for, and perform other services for people who are not straight. Traditional marriage is a sin against the Gods and I have a right to run my business according to my faith. Oh yeah, and Christians are evil. No Christians at my shop. Also white people. You use the broken down water fountain, honkey. Once and for all, being told not to discriminate is not oppression, you bible thumping, inbred trash! And yes, I know it isn’t just Christians, so don’t give me that whole, “But what about _____? They are a lot worse!” Who gives a fuck? Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Political Parties They suck. Both. It is time to break them up. Mass defections into other parties or simply voting independently need to be a reality. Keep your major party registration though, because otherwise you won’t be able to vote until they actually do lose power.
Venting Start a blog-type-thing. Use it to vent. It beats snapping and ending up dead or in jail. Life is short, you don’t want to make it worse by carrying all that negative shit with you. As Elsa would say, “Anna, please go back home.”