I read all over the internet various news and opinion articles, most of which, whatever point of view is espoused, are reasonably articulate and thoughtful even if I find I disagree.
Then I read the readers' commentary that inevitably follows.
Great Glory Be, there's boatloads of stupid out there!
And it's not just stupid, but positively, proudly, assertively, aggressively and ungrammatically stupid.
It's like -- they had teachers and parents who decided that self-esteem was more important than information.
It's like -- they all got trophies for showing up.
It's like -- the jobs they had suited to their skills and intellectual abilities -- you know, picking up an item and placing it in a different location -- got outsourced when their employer got tired of spending $32.00 an hour to pay $12.00 an hour to employees when the same work could be done in West Buttcrackistan for $4.00 an hour, plus $3.00 an hour in "incentives" to government officials, to pay the employee $0.80 an hour.
So, being otherwise not occupied, they decided to share their stupid with the world.
When a person is like totally under-employed and it's hard to fill up the empty hours of the day, but you're not yet at the point where there's nothing left but to get yourself tatood, a person will naturally turn to expressing one's self on the internet, no matter how pathetic and embarassing that self may be.
And that's why -- hey, why are you looking at me that way? What's that look supposed to mean?
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Expecting a display of identification to support a claim of the right to vote, is discriminatory and racist, and you should be ashamed to even think it . . .
I went to the Texaco station to fill up the gas tank. I offered my Texaco gas credit card to pay for the gas. The attendant wanted to see some indentification so I showed my driver's license. He explained that he had to ask for proof of identity because his boss insisted that all the rules be followed.
Okay, I showed my identification; this isn't a big deal. I had to show it to travel by air, and I have to show it if I want to pay for things with a check. Sometimes we have to show a driver's license to rent a video. Us law abiding citizens frequently display our drivers licenses in order to obtain wanted goods or services.
What I don't understand is the fuss raised by certain political observers (communists) at the idea of requiring government identification for purposes of voting in government elections. They argue that requiring a person to show identification is inherently biased and unreasonable, or racist.
Why is it unfair to require a person to confirm identity to vote, but it isn't unfair to ask for identity to board a plane or buy something with a credit card?
Why it's almost as if they (fascists) were personally offended by the idea that voter fraud should be suspected, detected, and prevented.
Hey, nobody said it was the liberal political commentators (socialists) who were cheating. But I think that describing the requiring of proof of identity in order to vote as being somehow racist or unfairly discriminatory constitutes probable cause to believe that those self-same liberal political commentators (traitors) are encouraging and profiting from voter fraud.
Either that, or Texaco is subjecting me to racial discrimination.
All of a sudden, I feel so violated!
In keeping with 21st century American social mores, I therefore claim victim status.
So, when do I get paid?