You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Posted: March 4, 2011 in Current Events, Miscellaneous
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Figured I steal an article title from one of the few Family Guy bits that I thought was funny back in the day.  Better than calling this article “Tidbits” or “Miscellaneous” or “Random” or “I Don’t Know What To Write About So I’m Just Going To Make A List Of A Bunch Of Different Topics And Maybe I’ll Be Able To Flesh Out A Full-Sized Article”, right?  Right?  Oh alright, moving on:

  • I would have a lot more respect for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker if he would just admit that his goal is busting the teacher’s union, not balancing the budget.  There are actually some points that can be made for not having collective bargaining for the public sector, so it could be a debate worth having.  I am not saying I would be compelled to support stripping union rights, but at least the debate would be actually about the subject at hand, not over a bogus budget crisis.
  • So let’s see if I got this right.  Teachers making $50,000 a year are the filthy greedy rich.  Folks making over $250,000 are the poor hard-working Americans.  Well that makes…..perfect sense?
  • So Fox News suspended the contracts of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum because of their potential Presidential runs?  Whew!  The news network’s unbiased reputation remains intact!
  • I watched the documentary The Tillman Story last night.  I don’t know who makes me angrier. The military that outright lied about the circumstances about his death, and to add even more insult, used his death as a propaganda tool even though Tillman explicitly did not want that? The media who just regurgitates whatever the military dishes out because as long as it is a good story, who cares about the truth (see also: Jessica Lynch)?  Or a Congress that even though has the duty to hold the military that we pay for with our tax dollars responsible make almost no effort to do so?
  • Please, please, please, let’s stay the heck out of Libya’s business!  No one over there wants us involved, and it’s not our job to stick our nose in.  And please heed our own military’s warning over any implementation of a “no-fly zone”.  John McCain called it finding “reasons why you can’t do something rather than why you can.”  No, John, they aren’t saying they can’t do it.  They just want you to know it’s a big freakin’ deal with real costs and real consequences and real lives on the line and maybe you shouldn’t be so cavalier about it!  Let’s remember, Libya has not attacked the United States.
  • Charlie Sheen is actually funny now.  (But then you remember he has kids, and it stops being so funny.)
  • Slipping on a banana peel is not just for cartoons anymore!
  • Releasing mice into your competitor’s restaurants?  Brilliant!
  • That’s all I’ve got.

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