Sunday, December 4, 2016

The struggle is real

I know that everyone has struggles but it's hard to stay optimistic when it seems everyone else is doing so much better in life than I am. Over 5 years ago, the company I'd been with for 12 years was absorbed and our jobs moved elsewhere. I'm watching all the updates on Facebook of what my previous coworkers are doing and I can't help but feel like I've done nothing in that time while most of them are doing well.

I'm behind on all my bills, to the point of destroying my credit, and can barely afford to buy groceries but others are taking vacations, moving, buying houses, etc. I don't covet what they have but I'm pissed at myself for doing nothing with my life while others appear to be doing so much. I haven't gotten ahead...I'm actually further behind now than 5 years ago.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Triggered by a label

I know that crime survivors can certainly have triggers that make them think about the horrible things that happened to them but we have gone too far.

If you start to hyperventilate because of the name on a clothing label, you need therapy. Or better yet, you need to grow a pair, stop being a pushy and grow up.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Yoga pants protest

I'm all for women dressing how they wish but there are things that I'd rather some women not wear. For instance, spandex and bikinis if your over a size 16. Sweatpants with words on the back if you're over 20. And yoga pants as pants , no matter what your age. A gentleman in Rhode Island voiced a similar opinion to his local paper & is now going to be protested.

Over 400 women have indicated they will attend the protest tomorrow at his house, wearing their most comfortable yoga pants. I predict an anti-protest from a large group of men, just looking to catch a glimpse of some women in their yoga pants.

Ha Ha 😂

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Personal Responsibility Is Key

Far too often these days, I find celebrities that are liberals voting for Hillary. Now, I am all for people having the right to vote for who they want and have no issue with some debate about why our views differ. What I do have issue with is those that refuse to accept the facts of the situation.

A little girl begged the city council to stop black people from getting shot. Yvette Nicole Brown posted that video on Instagram and got the following feedback.

While it's a bit of an over generalization...he's not wrong. In almost every case where a person of any race was shot/killed by police the details that emerged after the fact were quite damning. The "victims" are lifelong criminals, they were refusing to cooperate, they displayed a weapon, they attacked police. I cannot abide these folks that will not take responsibility for their own actions.

I particularly despise people that take the side of the criminals when they are killed for engaging in this sort of risky or illegal behavior (see below).

If you expect to see a change in your community, you have to first start with the people inside that community. Stop the black on black crime that is killing way more of your people than the cops are. Why are you more outraged about a criminal being killed by a cop than you are about an innocent mother and child being gunned down for being in the wrong place at the wrong time in their own neighborhood?

It's clear that black lives only matter if it helps them claim racism by the police. Such a farce that movement has become. Nobody takes you jokers seriously. You will never stop violence by creating more violence. Especially when your retaliation is against people that had nothing to do with the original (perceived) offense.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

When the facts don't support your outrage

A 13 year old boy was shot and killed by police. Many will stop right there and scream racism, police brutality & plan their protests accordingly.

What we don't have right now are all the facts. Here's what we "know" based on the current media and police reports, which is nearly identical to the initial findings of all police involved shootings. More often than not, these are also the final findings of the investigation but people will continue to deny any research that doesn't support their narrative.

1. The young man was walking with 2 other friends that met the description of armed robbery suspects.

2. When the police approached, this young man ran.

3. He then pulled a gun from the waist of his pants. It was later found to be a bb gun that looks almost identical to what the police use.

Here is where this scenario went wrong.

1. If you are not guilty of some crime, why do you run?

2. Do not ever pull a weapon on the police unless you are prepared to die.

3. One of the 3 boys was arrested. Don't hang around with people that commit crimes and you'll be less likely to be targeted by the police.

I've seen comments that the suspects were 6'3" and this boy wasn't. I can't find any reports to support this statement.

Someone posted that he was shot in the back. Reports indicate the officer shot him several times and if he was turning & falling at the time, it's possible a shot hit his back. We shall find out once the investigation is done.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Men & Women are NOT equal

While I feel women should be given equal opportunities I don't feel the rules should be bent to allow them to qualify for certain positions. In the military there are specific qualifications for a keep everyone safe...if you're not "man enough" to pass the existing tests, we shouldn't have to dumb it down for you.

Britain's claims to have their first female on the front lines but this guy is not a woman at this point so I'm not counting him as a female on the front line.

Wanting to be the opposite gender isn't sick or disgusting but I wouldn't want to trust my life to someone that is experimenting with their health (hormone therapy, et) in the midst of deployment.

There are just some jobs that are better suited to one gender or the other. It's not sexist, it's just fact.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Has racism gotten worse under Obama?

Steve Harvey has a panel of folks discussing this topic and you clearly see which side each person is on. Steve tries to remain neutral but gives himself away very early on.

One comment on this video says "racism hasn't gotten worse but racial tension has".  I think that's a good way of putting it.

Racism has always existed and that will never change. People are humans and many of them are intolerant bigots so racism will never go away. What has gotten worse is just how quickly people are to throw the race card into the mix.

So many blacks are "outraged" by a black man being shot by a cop during the act of an arrest or traffic stop yet they refuse to acknowledge that they are killing each other at a rate much higher than any police related deaths.

They claim black lives matter, as if they are the only ones that do, and seek to silence anyone that would dare to speak out against this terroristic organization. They refuse to acknowledge the facts & crime statistics and take responsibility for the criminal acts of their own people. No matter what happens when an officer involved shooting occurs they blame white cops, as is evident by the # of attacks on police officers.

They believe the criminals killed by police were innocent and deserved to live yet they condone the killing of police officers that had nothing to do with any of it. Their hypocritical ways make it impossible for any sane person to take them seriously and those that know the facts, wouldn't support them either.

What the BLM supporters fail to comprehend is that their methods are an utter disregard for human life and personal property. Nothing gives you the right to vandalize the property of those in your own communities. Even worse is the most recent call to "burn down the suburbs" by the sister of a man that was shot by police. Clearly a racist call to kill white people as retribution for what she perceived as a wrong.

Bottom line, don't blame the cops because your friend or family member was involved in something illegal and then got himself shot for being an idiot.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

So, this woman named Korryn Gaines was shot and killed by police in Baltimore. Her 5 year old son was wounded in the process.

Was this another act of police brutality? I'm gonna say no. She actively participated in an armed stand off with police and refused to cooperate. What the hell did she think was going to happen?

Her son is better off without her brainwashing. She's locked in her apartment telling this poor child that the police were there to murder them. Who the hell does this?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

I don't want to understand your daily struggle

I'm not surprised when blacks claim whites have no understanding of what they go through because we haven't lived it.

In a way, they are right.

I wasn't raised to be disrespectful to authority, therefore, I've never been treated like scum by police.

I wasn't raised around gangs and drugs and crime, therefore, I've not been in a situation that caused the police to profile me as a criminal at first sight.

I wasn't raised to believe I had the right to do whatever I want without consequence, therefore, I've never participated in a violent protest, or looted, or destroyed an innocent persons property because I felt an injustice had occurred.

I wasn't raised to believe that actions by others would determine my future, therefore, I got a job at 14 and made my own money, earned my own way and took responsibility for my own failures & successes along the way.

I WAS raised to be kind and considerate of others, therefore, I've never claimed that my life mattered more than someone else's.

I have made choices in my life that led me where I am today. They haven't all been good and I regret some of them but they made me who I am. Nobody else did that. It was me. I grew up in a questionable neighborhood. There were opportunities for me to go a completely different path. I didn't. I chose better.

If deciding not to be a victim and make a better life for myself means I have white privilege in your eyes, so be it. I'd prefer to call it "common sense privilege" because I had the common sense to avoid situations that could put me in a bad place.

Yes, white people may never understand what (some) black people experience on a daily basis. But that's because we had the common sense to choose a better path. If you don't want your children to be in gangs or turn to a life of crime, you have to change that when they are young. They have to choose a new path as they grow up.

Stop blaming white people because you can't get your shit together. Feel discriminated on the job hunt? Blame your fellow brothers and sisters that have shown such a poor image of black people to the world that employers are afraid to hire you.

Don't want to be profiled by the police? Tell your people to stop attacking them, threatening them and being complete assholes when they encounter police. They don't trust you because they don't know which of you are OK and which are out to get them. Kind of the same as you blaming all cops for the actions of a few, right?

I wouldn't want to deal with what some black folks encounter on a daily basis, because it would mean playing the victim, risking my life just because I thought I was better than someone else, and being a generally rude obnoxious human being.

I chose a different path. You can too. Stop blaming others for your lack of success. You make your way and if you don't, you're just another entitled loser using race as a crutch to excuse your horrible behavior.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Trump didn't mention blacks...find a safe space and cry.

It's no surprise that Trump's speech at the RNC has caused a stir among Democrats but now we are hearing that he didn't say enough about how he plans to help black people. This author is upset that he would dare speak about the innocent cops that were gunned down and not support the blacks that were killed by police.

First, those cops were not in any way responsible for the deaths of any civilians. They were gunned down simply for their profession and the, presumed, sins of others.

Second, why would anyone in their right mind stand up and cry about racial injustice when the cases in question haven't even been tried in a court of law? We all know that some of the deceased had long arrest records and we're not cooperating with police. Stop making these thugs out to be martyrs. They are not.

Third, instead of expecting a president nominee to save your asses and make life better, how about you work on that yourself? Teach your children to be kind and not kill each other. Let them know that cooperating with police is not bad, it's common sense and decency that should be shown to people that out their lives on the line every day to keep you safe. Start making changes at your very core and stop expecting other people to do it for you.

I'm so sick of hearing all these people whining about being offended and claiming the cops that were murdered got what they deserved. The entire world has turned into a bunch of pansy ass babies that can't take responsibility for themselves and do what is right.

Grow up, America. You're running our country into the ground.

If you get easily offended... You are part of the problem.

If you believe it's ok to murder innocent cops for the actions of a few... You are part of the problem.

If you expect politicians to make your life better and end crime in your neighborhood but refuse to acknowledge that your neighborhood is destroying itself... You are part of the problem.

If you immediately believe the claims of a person simply based on their race... You are part of the problem.

If you claim black lives matter but refuse to acknowledge those killed by people of their own race... You are part of the problem.

If you cannot accept the fact that blacks are not killed by police more than any other race... You are part of the problem.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The bathroom law strikes again

So, the NBA is removing itself from North Carolina because of the HB2 bill in effect. Liberals are cheering and saying the state deserves to love the money the game would bring.

Conservatives have been arguing about this law forever. Why is it so difficult to understand that passing a law that says anyone can use any bathroom they choose is dangerous? True transgendered people have been using the bathroom related to the gender they identify with before now and nobody had a clue.

By passing a law giving specific permission for the 1% of the population that this protection would apply to, you've also given permission to every pedophile, sex offender and child molester to use any bathroom they want. Giving them access to your wives, children, etc. All they have to do is claim they identify as a woman and they are home free.

Is that what you want? Predators being given permission and easy access to your loved ones? Nobody says you can't use the bathroom but we don't want to protect those criminals that will abuse the law to commit their crimes.

Common sense, people. Something, I find, mist liberal lack these days.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Do something useful

Jay Z apparently wrote a song about police brutality a while back but didn't release it. Due to recent events, he's decided to do so. Why?

I need to find the song and listen but I'm doubtful the lyrics do much to promote anything helpful that will reduce crime. How about a song that tells kids growing up in this "thug" life that they can break the cycle, make something more of themselves and stop becoming targets for the police and other criminals?

All these folks do is invite more hatred and division by telling them it's ok to not take responsibility for their own actions. Yes, there are some crooked cops that have killed people unprovoked but there are also many more criminals that are shot while resisting, fighting, attacking...the majority of those shot by police are NOT innocent victims. Stop making them out to be.

One recent "victim" has a list of charges and arrests back to 2000 and was a deadbeat dad that was NOT what I'd consider a productive member of society. With a record like his, there was a good chance he'd be in an altercation with police at some point.

The statistics show that the # of people shot by police are not overwhelming black. In fact, more white people are shot by cops than blacks. Yes, there are more white people in the country so that # should be higher but if you're truly suggesting that cops only kill black people because they're racist, you're going to need more facts.

I'd be willing to bet that cops are more likely to shoot blacks because of their culture. What does that mean? Typically a call about an incident in a black neighborhood means the cops are being sent into hostile territory. Blacks are already being told to hate & kill the cops so why would you not expect the cops to already be on edge before they arrive? You get called to a neighborhood with known gang and crime problems and know there's a good chance you're going to get shot at or attacked. They can't take that chance.

Until people that are caught up in this life take the initiative to get themselves out and break the cycle nothing will change. They'll keep committing crimes, get roughed up by the cops and then blame racist society for keeping them down.

You have to want to change and for many, it's just easier to play the victim.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Your attitude is what determines their response.

So, recent events have increased racial tensions and the black community is again claiming that black people are more likely to be roughed up by cops than others. I have to say I think this is more denial of the true issue at hand. Your attitude is what causes a violent reaction by police.

Think back to any videos you've seen where cops have interacted with civilians. When you see videos of whites vs blacks, which group is usually the most vocal and outspoken with police?

In my experience, blacks are more likely to get mouthy with police and refuse to cooperate. I don't know that it's anything more than the way they were raised and how they express themselves. That being said, there's a time and place for everything. Just because you have the right to say what you want, doesn't mean you're free of the consequences of your actions.

Just because you feel like you're being singled out, doesn't give you the right to disrespect the men and women that put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. If you worked a job where there was the constant threat of physical harm, you'd be more apt to profile people too.

Does that make it right? I believe that you have to profile people to a certain degree if you want to keep yourself and others safe. Expect the worst, hope for the best...that's what you have to do to stay alive.

If a cop stops you because you look suspicious, suck it up. Cooperate. Be polite. Don't push your luck. If you immediately start yelling about your rights being violated you're going to set the tone for the entire encounter. That doesn't give anyone the right to beat or shoot you but you can make the situation go in a good direction if you want it to. Don't go looking for trouble.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When it's NOT ok to be proud of who you are

So, it's gay pride month and some folks took to Twitter to start a hashtag about #HeterosexualPrideMonth. They were met with backlash from folks that clearly think straight, white people have never struggled for anything in their lives.

So much for the tolerant liberals, eh? Sometimes these hypocrites make me want to choke someone. And they wonder why we've become numb to their "plight". Sorry, my give a damn's busted.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Accept our support or shut the hell up

I don't know who this guy is but his speech at the BET awards is the biggest batch of whiny shit I've ever heard.

"We’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment... ghettoizing and demeaning our creations, then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit."

I'm so sick of the term cultural appropriation. This is America. The whole point of this country is to be a melting pot where we can appreciate and share cultures. If you don't want white people to do the same things you do, perhaps you should move to an all black country. How many times have we seen black women bleach their hair and change their eye color to look more white? Just stop it. Nobody is stealing anything from anyone.

The additional backlash to Justin Timberlake's support of the speech is even more ludicrous. You are pissed because white people are "stealing your culture" but can't accept their support for your "cause".

Is it any wonder that white people are no longer sympathetic to your "struggles"? No matter what we do we are wrong and racist. Well, we are done. We no longer take you seriously and don't give a damn how you feel about the so called racial injustice. The only people that continue to identify things as racist are black people that can't stand that people are different.

Justin should have never apologized to the worthless scum that dared to accuse him of being racist and part of the problem. He should have stood his ground, haters be damned. You don't need help "gettoizing your creation". You're doing that we'll enough on your own.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

When will it end?

Milo is a gay, conservative man that often says things that I totally agree with but he's gone off the deep end with his new fat shaming campaign.

Jcpenney released a video of plus size women that have become successful to remind women that they don't have to be ashamed of what they look like.

Milo claims the retailer is pushing it's customers to be fat instead of changing their lifestyle to get healthy. It's funny to me that a man that has probably never been overweight a day in his life would assume he knows what women are going through.

The women in this video have lives, careers and success, despite the pressures of the world to be thin. Nothing in this video says being fat is fabulous. It's telling women that they should be happy with who they are and not be shamed by the ideas of society.

At one point in his article he even suggests fat people should be hunted. How insensitive to other people do you have to be to make a comment like that?

Yes, many overweight people have health problems from being overweight. Some folks are overweight due to health problems. Not everyone that is overweight can easily do what it takes to lose the weight. It infuriates me that people will assume they know what each person faces.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

When you participate in someone else's suicide

The prosecutors want to charge her with manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide. While I think her actions were reprehensible and she should have her ass kicked for being such an evil bitch, I don't see how that charge could stick.

She wasn't present, he had a history of depression and had attempted suicide before. They claim she'd been trying to talk him out of it until recently. Maybe she'd gotten tired of him talking about it and assumes he just wanted attention. Maybe she thought reverse psychology would make him decide not to do it and move on.

At any rate, her actions were that of a low life, less than human, piece of garbage but I don't believe any criminals charges will stick.

Double standards & hypocrites

The owner of the Urban Bean coffee shop has declared that Trump supporters are not welcome in his store, or even his social media page for that matter. Once again the "tolerant" liberals show their true colors by refusing to do business with people they disagree with.

Wait, isn't that just like the Christian bakers that refused to bake a cake for a gay couple? The liberals were irate about that and the bakery owners were sued & had to pay "damages".

Seems very hypocritical to me. Why is it OK to discriminate against one group of people but not another? Typical liberal policy. Can't debate what you don't like, just ban them, or accuse them of racism.

I'm all for small business but I hope this guy's store goes under. He doesn't deserve to be successful if he's going to act like the intolerant bigot that he claims Trump is.

Tried to add the link but it kept saying access was denied.

Monday, June 20, 2016

4 gun control measures shot down

I'm so sick of hearing about how the NRA is to blame for gun safety measures not getting passed. Republicans proposed 2 bills, 1 that was sponsored by the NRA and they still got shot down.

Democrats proposed laws nearly identical to what is already in place but not being fully enforced...they were shot down.

Republicans proposed allowing police more power to block gun sales and communicate about suspicious purchases....and they were shot down.

Democrats can't think of anything new so they reword the current laws and expect that to make a difference. Republicans offer common sense legislation and get shot down because they aren't being harsh enough.

I doubt the Democrats have any desire to actually solve the gun problem. If they did, they'd stop bringing up the same arguments that have been debunked for years.

Stricter guns laws have done nothing to curb crime in Chicago. In fact, it's gotten worse so let's just stop that won't work.

They want to ban "assault rifles" but that wouldn't stop a criminal from buying multiple hand guns and doing the same damage.

It's clear that mass shooting don't become mass shootings if there are armed citizens around to stop the attacker early on. It takes too long for Police to respond and it costs lives.

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Whether that be a police officer or an armed citizen.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Taking a break

It's that time of year when social media starts to get really depressing. All the Father's day posts and vacation memories when I don't have either make it a little hard to stomach.

I don't begrudge anyone happiness but it's frustrating to see others so happy when I feel like my life sucks so much.

I work 2 jobs and still can't seem to save any money. Something is always breaking or needs replacing. I just can't get ahead,or break even most weeks.

Got a bonus at work & had to spend a good portion of it on new work clothes, glasses and a vacuum so now I have nothing left to do anything "fun". I wouldn't have bought clothes but everything I have is at least 7 years old and you can tell. It was time.

Ok, pity party over. Back to making plans and having something, or someone, screw them up.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Trump was right. Get over it.

In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, politicians posted their support on social media. Trump was one of the first to predict it was an act of Islamic radical terrorists, even though others tried to downplay that possibility.

When his prediction was confirmed, people started to comment that he was right and congratulate him for not being afraid to say what we all knew was happening.

Trump acknowledged the compliments while pointing out what he thought should happen. No matter! Somehow he was attempting to use this tragedy to pat himself on the back.

Only an insane liberal would make that connection. He wasn't drawing attention to himself. He was acknowledging his supporters while showing support for the victims.

If you think otherwise, you are a brainwashed fool.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Typical feminist logic

This GOT actress is complaining that the media posted pics of her with a sexist headline because it mentioned she went "braless". Ooh, they made a comment about your undergarments so they must be sexist.

How about it was a simple observation? It couldn't be said about a man because, typically, men don't wear bras. I'm sure if a man had worn sheer pants with no underwear that would have been pointed out too so how about you keep your feminist whining to yourself?

I guess since she's white she can't pull the race card. All she has left to make herself a victim in the sex card. Nice try! "Normal" people of the world are sick of hearing it.

Monday, June 6, 2016

*&^% You and Your Lifestyle

As you may be able to tell by the title, this has really pissed me off. A trans person was denied an AirBNB accommodation by the host, because they were transgender. Quite frankly, I think the host response was very polite and respectful. Something this "lady" clearly doesn't understand.

I'm so sick of these liberal morons that demand tolerance and acceptable for themselves but refuse to give that courtesy to others. I don't give a flying rats ass how you live your life but I'm sick and tired of it being shoved in my face every day of my life. And even better, if I don't agree with your lifestyle and bow to your every whim, I'm a bigot and a homophobic prick.

No, what I am is someone that feels a certain way about something and just because I respect your right to live a certain way, doesn't mean I have to agree with it or allow it into my home.

You liberal bastards need to get off your high horses and practice what you preach. If you expect tolerance and respect, then you need to learn to give in equal measure. I don't have to break my own moral code just to make sure you don't feel excluded.

I'm more than accepting of multiple lifestyles and if it's not hurting me, I don't care what you do but to all you assholes that are just threatening action because everyone else in the world isn't bowing to your wishes....FUCK YOU!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Now the Declaration of Independence is racist?

First, I can't take this woman seriously when she says "only Caucasians was free". That sure doesn't sound like proper English to me but I'm a little picky about that so...moving on.

Second, if we stopped teaching everything that was offensive to someone the history of the world would disappear completely. Maybe they think that will make it all better? To pretend it never happened?

Our children are already growing up to be way less intelligent than previous generations because of the way they are treated, disciplined and the information that schools are allowed to teach. Heaven forbid we teach them about the past, even the bad parts, so they aren't doomed to repeat them.

Friday, April 29, 2016

The bathroom drama continues

A Facebook post from an unknown source is being shared online that says it's stupid to worry about a pedophile being in the bathroom with your daughter because they've been in the bathroom with your sons and you've never been worried about that.

False... They still can't grasp why people are against this. I don't give 2 $hits about a legit transgendered person using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. They are less than 1% of the population and the chances of anyone being in the bathroom with them is small.

Now, everyone read carefully:
Those against allowing this wide open bathroom policy are concerned about the legal ramifications that will arise when these pedophiles, who are not trans, are caught doing nefarious things in the bathroom of the opposite sex.

*There are more sexual predators than trans people. This law only helps those offenders find a legal way out of prosecution.

*Don't pretend this "fake" transgendered situation isn't happening. IT IS HAPPENING! Get your head out of the sand.

*The stores don't have a clear definition of what they are allowing. In recent videos some target employees stated it was OK for a man, dressed as a man, to use the women's bathroom, no questions asked. That's not what was intended when this mess was started.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

We get it! You're different! Get over yourself!

I'm all for being proud of who you are but why is everyone so hellbent on flaunting everything to the point of being obnoxious? And why is it ok to announce you're proud to be certain things but not others?

Gay people walk around in flamboyant attire with rainbows and such with verbiage on their shirts that announce to the world that they are, in fact, gay but get upset when people don't want to interact with them.

Black people flaunt it by chanting black lives matter and reacting to injustice with riots, violence and threats but get pissed when people call them thugs.

If a white person wears a shirt that says proud to be white or speaks out for the rights of anyone, they'd be labeled racist. Or, radical Christian Republicans.

Everyone claims they want to be treated the same...but they don't. People want to be treated better than everyone else because they feel they deserve it more.

Let me just lay it out now... Nobody is better than anyone else based on the color of their skin or their sexual orientation. You become better than others by being a better person, educating yourself, being sympathetic to others and not forcing your beliefs on others.

What many of these folks don't realize is that they had way more respect from others before they ever started demanding it. The methods used are offensive, in many cases, and trampling on the rights of others is no way to exercise yours.

We get it. You're "different"! We all are in some way and we all face some sort of discrimination in our lives. Your constant demand for attention to the slights you experience only make people dislike you more.

Learn to advocate like adults and not spoiled brats that didn't get a chance to play in the sandbox.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Stop helping the predators

Haley Power had this to say on facebook.

I shared a bathroom with a transgender woman today. I had my 3 babies, a duffel sized diaper bag, 2 dirty diapers and 0 patience. I also had 0 handguns and my husband, a voting republican, was certainly not there. Do you know what ghastly things happened to me? She handed me my wipes when I dropped them off the table. She had the audacity to smile at me and tell me that my children are beautiful. Then she proceeded to act all nonchalant and walk in a stall to do her business. Crazy right! You know what didn't happen? I didn't get molested! I wasn't grabbed inappropriately, and I actually didn't feel scared! Using a bathroom at a gas station with no door makes me feel scared. Using a bathroom at a drive in movie theatre puts me in a compromising situation. Using the bathroom with a transgender woman (who has been victimized the better part of her life I am sure!) who APOLOGIZED TO ME FOR POTENTIALLY MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE didn't scare me at all, though? I have cried for her, to her, and about her all afternoon. People! Your wives and daughters aren't safe in a public restroom as it is! If you believe that criminals obey the law, then I am certain you're voting to abolish guns for the protection of your family, too? Right? Wait.... Use your common sense, stay alert, and be so cautious of your surroundings, but especially of your words. If you put your hate out into the world, it might just turn around and be your little boy who decides that he is a woman one day. Stop the hate!

My response is this: It's not the transgendered folks you have to be afraid of. It's those pretending to be, and there have been several stories of this happening. Will a law protect them from prosecution? Until someone can tell me how to tell them apart, I'm not going to be in favor of this.

I want to know what transgendered people were doing before the law. I'd imagine they were using whatever bathroom reflects the gender they identify with and nobody was the wiser. I'd like to know why this has become such a hot topic all of the sudden? The trangender population is tiny (less than 1% I believe) compared to the overall US population so I find it hard to believe that many trans people are even having issues with this.

Yes, criminals break laws so let's not make laws in their favor when they decide to prey upon us.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ladies, let's learn some self respect

It sickens me that so many people have commented on this post  that girls should be able to dress how they want and the problem is that men need to be taught to control themselves? Seriously?

Yes, men have a responsibility to control their own urges and they should be taught to respect girls, women and other people. That being said, what do you expect to go through a man's head when faced with a female in a very skimpy or revealing outfit? Girls need to be taught SELF respect and stop dressing so provocatively.

If a man is a rapist, he's going to attack, no matter what you're wearing but seeing a woman dressed in a "scandalous" fashion could be the trigger that makes them attack. You don't it worth your life, or your daughter's, because you think showing all your assets is attractive?

Not to mention that the article talks about school aged children. They have no business dressing with any skin showing while at school. It's a place to learn, not spring break. We've fallen so far from respectability because we want everyone to have freedom of expression. Well, all I can see are millions of kids expressing their desire to look like classless hookers.

You can't regulate human decency

It disgusts me that we are still fighting about the right to refuse service at a privately owned business. I can't believe we still have to even discuss things like this.

1st as a customer, why would you want to patronize a business that doesn't "like" you? There are plenty of other places to get services.

2nd as a business owner, why would you want to turn away a paying customer? Their beliefs aren't making you change yours so what's the problem?

3rd as a business owner I feel you should have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason unless you're a non-profit or government funded. You have the right to go elsewhere as a consumer as well.

It's ridiculous that we have to pass laws to protect one group of people while infringing on the rights of others. You can't regulate common courtesy of the human race. We've lost so much of our humanity that we may never recover any decency.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Transgender Bathrooms, Give me a break

It's pretty sad that we need a law that says which bathroom people can use. I'd be willing to bet a good number of people, at least females, have been in a public restroom at the same time as a transgendered person and never even knew it.

Transgendered people want to be treated the same and be allowed to use the same bathrooms based on the gender they identify with...what bathroom were they using before? I'd imagine they used the bathroom associated with the gender for which they identify and nobody was the wiser. Why is this now a problem?

Who brought this all out in the open and started all the ruckus? If you want to be treated the same, then you need to stop drawing attention to what you perceive as bias against you. Most people wouldn't even know you're transgendered unless you tell them, or you're one that's super flamboyant but...that's your own issue to deal with, right?

I'm sure things have been fine up to this point but now that you want to make a law to protect trans people from discrimination you're opening the door to a whole herd of sexual predators that will use this as a way to gain access to more victims, some of them children. Is that really what you want?

How are we to know the difference between a legit trans person and a sexual predator? Are you willing to take your safety for granted and just take their word for it? I'm not saying the trans community would do this...I'm saying the sex offender community will...for sure! Passing this law will only make it easier for them to get away with it and harder for us to prosecute them for it.

Ben & Jerry's offends family...with ice cream!

In this weeks edition of offended by everything, a family is concerned about the name of a new ice cream from Ben & Jerry's called Hazed & Confused. Clearly they are the ones confused if they don't get the cultural reference to the movie but, let's move on.

They feel the name is offensive because they lost their son to hazing and they think the name is insensitive to families like themselves that have lost loved ones to hazing.

Um, what's offensive is that you are wasting time complaining about a word on an ice cream carton when you should be working toward getting changes made on college campuses to stop hazing all together.

Losing your son was a horrible experience that should have never happened but being threatened by a word on an ice cream carton is ridiculous. If you don't have any more backbone than that, I'd be embarrassed to be part of your family.

My body, my choice

I'm getting a little tired of hearing this feminist chant in regard to medical regulations that would limit abortions in certain situations. Yes, it's your body but once you get pregnant, you are now responsible for the body of a person that is not capable of making decisions for themselves. You don't want people telling you what to do with your body, why do you get to decide whether or not this new person lives or dies?

There are absolutely reasons that an abortion may be justified but your failure to use appropriate birth control or the failure of that birth control in general isn't really one of them. If you're not able to care for a child but there's no medical reason why you couldn't go through with the pregnancy, have the child and put it up for adoption. There are many families that would love to care for your child and give it a chance at life.

The all or nothing stance that it's my body so you don't have a right to tell me what to do is ridiculous. Once a new person begins, you lose a little bit of those rights so just stop the argument.

That being said, pharmacists shouldn't have the right to refuse to fill a prescription just because they don't agree with it. The patient and their doctor have arranged a plan. The pharmacist doesn't know why the woman is having the procedure and it's none of their business. The refusal in this story crosses the line.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

I'm offended that you're offended

So, the mom failed to follow the rules when erecting a headstone for her son. Another person brought it to the attention of the cemetery, yet they are being portrayed as the bad guys for "complaining".

Maybe people should learn to follow the rules and then they won't be inconvenienced by having to do things over the right way.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Feeling misled

In my attempts to further my career here, I've posted for the same job 3 times. I have been past over all 3 times by someone that has less experience and job knowledge. The last time, I was told that I had been recommended for the same position in a different group if it should come up, so I had some hopes that I might have a chance. 2 weeks later, the first person they chose over me stepped down...and they offered the job to someone else. Again, less qualified.

A week and a half ago, I received a call from a manager in another department that asked if I was aware that she'd posted a job for her group. Since I'd applied in July for the same job and never heard a word about it, I assumed they didn't think I was qualified and didn't try again. After speaking with the manager I felt more hopeful and I applied. 2 days ago the job posting came down and I still haven't heard a word about my application.

Why would she call and specifically ask me about it if she didn't intend to even give me an interview? This is so frustrating and discouraging to deal with. You can only take so many rejections before you start to believe you're just a worthless employee and give up. I'm not to that point yet but I have gone from denial to pissed off! :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Double standards & hypocrisy

A college professor nearly lost her job when several students claimed she made racial statements during class. It took 4 months for a decision to be made that her use of a racial slur was not racially motivated.

This article doesn't include the actual word she used but, based on the rest of the statement, I can only conclude it was "the n-word". The word was used in response to a question from a student and was not directed at anyone. It was used to reiterate that she hadn't seen the word nigger spray painted on campus like some universities had.

How anyone in their right mind could take this as her using that slur against someone else, I'll never know. Actually, we do know. It's more evidence of that entitled generation that needs a safe place because words hurt.

Funny how black people call each other "nigga" all the time yet it's taboo for any one else to utter it, even when in the course of teaching. It's such a double standard. Yes, the word has very negative connotations. Yes, we should all stop using it. But until the black community stops using it, I don't want to hear any more bitching when other people say it.

Not to mention the fact that it's just a word. Our freedom of speech allows us to say what we want. Unfortunately, some folks have hate in their hearts and don't take other people's feelings into consideration. It's still their right to speak and if they aren't physically harming someone, it doesn't matter if you're offended. Get over it. Suck it up! Stop being a baby.

There will always be someone that doesn't like you for one reason or another. That's life. Stop whining!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

It's all on you

Democrats are blaming Donald Trump for the violence that protesters have displayed in an effort to stop his rallys. What they refuse to acknowledge is that the protesters are Anti-Trump folks, which means there's a good chance they are Democrats. How about you school your own party on what a peaceful protest includes?

And why do I never see stories about violent protests at Democratic rallys? Is it because Republicans aren't the vile, hateful people Democrats would have you believe? Or maybe Republicans just don't feel the need to show their beliefs with violence.

Someone actually told me it was because none of the Democratic candidates needed to be stopped at all costs. Are you freaking kidding me? I'm seriously thinking about unfriending anyone in my life that would choose Bernie or Hillary.

Regardless of your political affiliation, your actions are your responsibility. Your choice. Nobody is forcing you to do something you don't want. Stop blaming others for your bad choices & actions. If you choose to protest violently and get dealt with violently...that's all on you!

Black man kills cop, then self, people still blame cops

So, a 17 year old gang member, that had recently been charged as an adult for other offenses ran from a cop, killed the cop, then killed himself...and there are folks that still insinuate this is the cops fault.

I guess if the cop had just let the criminal go this wouldn't have happened, until the next time he gets stopped and a different cop gets the same treatment. At least in this case, this jackass had the good sense to off himself in the process.

This "advocate" claims they have been trying to talk to police about the way young black men are treated. Maybe they should talk to the young black men about how they treat other people.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lost in translation

"When you're accustomed to privilege, equality seems oppressive"

No, what's oppressive is being constantly told you're a racist just because you're white. White privilege is a myth. Most of the folks I know, white & black, worked hard for what they have. There wasn't any privilege involved.

This guy thinks that people are pissed about muslims, black lives matter and gay rights because they don't want to give up any of their "privilege".  I say people are pissed because they are bashed for wanting the same courtesy that all these folks are demanding. Taking away my rights won't make it any better for those that feel they are being slighted.

I shouldn't have to give up my rights so that someone else can exercise theirs. We have the right to free speech and I'm tired of being told I have to shut up so that these other groups don't feel left out or upset. 

This "privilege" that people keep forcing on us white folks is ridiculous. If I'm offered a promotion, should I say "No thanks! Can you give it to any other candidate that's not white or straight? I don't want them to think I have privilege." F-ing insane!

Stop blaming me for the bias of other people. If an employer treats me differently because of their beliefs...that's not my fault. Am I supposed to turn down benefits offered to me? Hell No! I'm sorry but life isn't fair. Suck it up and get over it.

If we were talking about these folks being enslaved because of their color, sexual orientation or religion... That would be different. We're talking about people being inconvenienced or refused service due to these situations. Nobody is being physically harmed...get over yourselves.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

When it's time to give up

I've worked my whole life in some sort of customer service position. I've been a rep, a specialist, a supervisor. I've done the grunt work, training, hiring, firing. You name it, I've done it. I've always prided myself in doing a good job in each position and I'm constantly looking for ways to improve how things are done.

At my last employer, new ideas and thinking outside the box were welcomed and even rewarded. At my current employer, they seem to be discouraged. The changes that are implemented are most often not something that makes sense & do nothing to improve how the company works.

If you dare to suggest changing a process to improve efficiency or fill a hole where a process should be, you're seen as a rebel that doesn't take pride in your job. Mediocrity is rewarded and those that work the hardest get the most dumped on them with no reward or thanks for the hard work. Those that have a handle on their workloads are taken for granted. Processing 5 times more transactions a month than any of your peers means nothing.

Experience and drive mean nothing. Sheep (followers) are promoted. One little faux pas will be held against you forever. It's discouraging and the constant reminders that promotions are based on office politics and not true talent make me want to give up all the extras & stop trying to prove I'm worthy of a position that they don't want qualified people for.

If this is common in other companies across the US, it's no wonder employees don't care about how they perform in their jobs.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

No pledge allowed but you must recite the Quran?

Most schools have banned the pledge of allegiance because of the words "under god". Heaven forbid we risk offending someone by saying words that don't agree with their religion, right? Fine, we can get beyond that.

This is what I cannot get past. How in the hell is it acceptable to ban a parent from school grounds for objecting to his child being forced to learn and recite muslim doctrine? We won't allow god to be mentioned and don't think about bringing a bible to school but we sure want you to know about what the muslims are doing in their lives.

This school should be ashamed of forcing this on the students. I don't blame the dad at all and if they refuse to let him attend gradation, I'd sue the shit out of them. Heck, I might sue anyway for making my child complete schoolwork of this nature. Keep religion to yourself and don't try to claim it's history related. You can teach religion without making the students learn and recite their beliefs like this.

Get your shit together, America!

While I do think Donald Trump goes overboard & is far more outspoken than the rest, I have to agree with a lot of what he says. Luckily, there are other options that have similar feelings but the question I have they have the guts to follow through if elected.

Yes, there are Trump supporters that I wouldn't trust to take care of a turtle for an hour but I think a lot of folks feel like he's the only hope to beat the Dems and make sure this world doesn't turn into a circus run by folks that just want to give out participation trophies.

The anti-bullying campaigns have not only focused on stopping bullying but they've turned our kids into weak minded simpletons that feel they are bullied any time someone disagrees with them. We need strong leadership that won't backpedal once in office and turn this country around so we aren't the laughing stock of the world.

Other countries used to look at us like we had our shit together. People wanted to come here for a better life. Now, people want to come here because they know we are pansies that won't stand up for our own laws and stop all the horrendous acts being perpetrated by foreigners and even our own citizens.

We spend so much time fighting amongst ourselves we will never be able to join together and save our country when the shit hits the fan...and it will happen. We're under the highest security threat alert since 9/11. Make no mistake, they are coming. Hell, most of them are already here and we have to stand up, stop being babies and defend ourselves.

Stop teaching your children that mediocrity is ok. Stop accepting differing opinions as racism or discrimination. Stop blaming the past of others on your own failures today.

Get your shit together, America.

No hate crime against whites?

Let me be clear, I don't believe there should be such as thing as a "hate crime". A crime is a crime and the punishment should be the same, no matter why you committed it. That being said, this story specifically says this is not a hate crime so I have to ask...

If the allegations these black women made had been true you can bet your ass the white folks would have been charged with hare crimes. Why is it not considered a hate crime for black people to falsely accuse a white person of racially motivated attacks and it not be considered racially motivated?

The racial issue was started by these black women when they made the 911 call. Their claims were deemed unfounded due to multiple witness testimonies and video footage. Clearly their false claims were motivated by race. Why the double standard?

This is why people don't take the BLM movement seriously and why I don't trust all the claims of harassment and discrimination. Too many reports that turn out to be false. Stop sabotaging yourselves, black people. All this discrimination and segregation that you're batching about is brought on by your own horrid behavior and lies.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

All Lives...are racist??

Based on some recent posts, I'd say it's more like "BLACK LIVES ARE RACIST"

As we've all seen, the world is filled with entitled brats that want everything for free and can't handle the stress of a world where everyone doesn't love and adore them. Similarly entitled is the BLM movement and their folks that cry racism at being excluded. Unfortunately, their tactics of attempting to exclude others to gain inclusion is pretty much a bust.

It's hypocritical to accuse white people of not letting you join their club and then form your own and refuse to allow white people in. That's a pretty childish move and makes it impossible for people to take you or your cause seriously.

In this article, we find out that saying "all lives matter" is now considered racist. Wow, I'd like to know when they changed the definition of the term racist because that's not what it meant when I was growing up.

This young woman goes on to claim that white people couldn't possibly understand what it's like to grow up where people hate you or to struggle, be exposed to crime, etc. Hmmmm, let's think about that...shall we?

- Based on a good number of the self posted videos I see from predominately black neighborhoods, you folks act like a bunch of violent thugs with no regard for human life. You think watching 4 people beat the hell out of one lone person is funny and you'd rather record it than step in to help.

- There are always people in this world that are going to hate you for one reason or another. If they are not physically harming you in some way...why the hell do you care? Get over it.

- When things don't go your way, work for change. Rioting, looting and destroying your own city just reinforces the stereotype that you're all a bunch of low life punks that don't deserve our respect. You want to be treated differently? Act differently. Take the proper steps to make change, even if you don't agree with the it and then you can try to change that process. Breaking the law is not the answer.

- This woman claims black people are getting shot in the streets. Well, since the majority of those shootings are black on black crime, I think you're going to have to work that out for yourselves.

- Blacks are not being rounded up and thrown in prison. Well, it may seem that way since a disproportionately large percentage of blacks are convicted of crimes. Want to know how to fix that? STOP.BREAKING.THE.LAW!!!

Now, since it's pretty clear to see that the folks in the BLM movement, and their supporters, are their own worst enemy...when can we get back to normal life and stop fighting among ourselves? When will you stop blaming other people for your failures in life? When will you take responsibility for your own life and realize that it's not fair and that's the way it'll always be. GET OVER IT!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

No, white people are not afraid of black people taking over

I love when people say that white folks are afraid of what blacks folks could do if they unite. Um, I don't see that ever happening and here's my response.

We're not afraid of black people uniting because you never will. Too many of you spend most of your lives fighting with each other and expecting a handout because of something that happened way before any of us were born. The world doesn't owe you anything. You have to work for it just like everyone else...oh, unless you're black because then you can take advantage of the NAACP, United Negro College Fund and hundreds of other organizations that are focused only on people of color.

You have so many opportunities to get ahead in the world, yet so many people refuse to try. Until we can stop the entitlement and get people to understand that life isn't fair or free, the racial divide will never close. And just because I'm white doesn't mean I'm racist. Just because I'm sick of black people threatening legal action, or violence, when they feel offended or held back doesn't make me racist.

You hold yourselves back by choosing to continue in this life of violence & poor decisions. You can have a better life but don't expect it to be handed to you. Every other race in the US works to achieve their dreams. Why should you be any different? And don't yell slavery...nobody alive today ever was a slave or owned slaves so get over the past and make your own future.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It's not's rules!

For fucks sake! Now the school is racist because they won't allow the black girls to ignore the dress code?

You're in high school & there's a dress code. They may accommodate for religious reasons but you don't get special treatment for cultural reasons. You can express yourself after school hours...on your own time.

High school is practice for real life. Dress codes exist everywhere. You can't show up to work in some sort of head scar if the dress code says they aren't allowed. It's not racist, it's the rules.

You're not being "denied the right" to embrace your culture. You're in high school. You really have no rights. That's the way it is. Suck it up!

Welcome to real life. It owes you nothing. You are not entitled to ignore the rules.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I used to enjoy black history month

But the entitlement generation of today has ruined that for me.

I used to enjoy hearing about the history of the world and what happened to bring us to where we are today...but then I see videos like this and I think "who the hell do you think you are?".

MTV decided to show us what would happen if there was no black history month. What they actually did was make it appear that the world would be nothing without black people. Um, yeah...that's a good way to get white people to take your grievances seriously. Tell us we're nothing without you...even though the folks complaining the most have contributed the least.

Pretty far stretch to say there wouldn't be any technological or medical advances if it hadn't been for black people. No country music without black people? No colorful and "exciting" clothes? If your plan was to drive a deeper wedge between whites & blacks, you've done it.

Comments on the video range from support to indifference to accusations. Sadly, the white folks that are voicing their support are being attacked because they either need to stop trying to appropriate the black culture or they just don't understand what black people go through. Say what? People are trying to support your cause and all you can do is try to make them feel guilty for things they had nothing to do with?

Responses like this, which make up the majority of the comments I see, make me lose all respect for people that claim racism & discrimination. Why is it always the black people that are oppressed by white people? You think singling us out and stereotyping us into one group isn't racist? It is and stop trying to say it's not. Everyone can experience racism. That's not a term exclusive to black people.

You segregate yourselves by creating mass numbers of black only organizations. When an organization only allows white members, that's racist but you don't think it's the same when the colors are turned around? Wrong! It's no different. Well, except that a white organization will eventually be forced to allow all races or they'll be sued and shut down. That never happens with black organizations. Explain how that's not racist?

If you want change, then work for it. Go to college. Become a member of a party that can change education materials. Make laws to ensure fair treatment. Stop the hatred and violent protests against people that had nothing to do with where your life is right now. You are responsible for your life. Not your parents, teachers, friends, the government. You may face challenges with those entities but they do not define you. You make your choices and whining about how nobody understands you and life isn't fair will get you nothing.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Defensive gun use stats that surprise noone

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the LA Times is posting a biased article that does nothing to hide their irrational fear of gun rights and gun owners.

In this article from June they claim that defensive gun use isn't as high as 2A supporters claim. What they fail to take into account are all the defensive guns uses that are not reported, because it doesn't suit the agenda of most of the liberal media outlets.

Times when criminals failed to commit a crime simply because a gun was present. Times when criminals didn't even attempt to commit the crime because they knew, or assumed, the occupants of the home or store would be armed.

This is why the majority of gun crimes are committed in gun free zones. Criminals aren't stupid. They aren't going to attempt to victimize people that can fight back. Maybe why they don't attack gyms or places where people could easily overpower their cowardly selves.

No matter how many gun crimes are committed you will never convince me that disarming the public will stop, or even reduce, this. Criminals don't follow laws so they will continue to do what they do, obtain guns by any means necessary, and commit these crimes. If you take away our right to defend ourselves, the only thing you'll increase is the # of victims and deaths.

Stop blaming the NRA. Stop claiming they condone this illegal activity. Stop saying they are blaming the victims for not being armed.

When we day "if someone had been armed, the victim count might have been lower"... That is fact.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

It's not racist! It's demographics!

FEED A CHILD has apologized for a controversial ad that was deemed, by some, as racist. If you haven't seen it, there's a link below but here's a run down.

White woman "pets" black child and feeds him a small treat

White woman gives black child a treat for bringing her some sort of item

White woman eats dinner and gives black child a small piece as the child sits under the table

Ending message says some dogs are fed better than some children.

Now, as you first watch you may have thoughts similar to those reflected by others that have watched the video. How could anyone create something like this, let alone allow their child to participate? It's degrading, shocking, etc.

What most folks fail to realize is that this organization is based in South Africa. Wouldn't it stand to reason that the majority of the children they aim to feed are black? Wouldn't it make sense to appropriately represent the children you are trying to help?

Nevermind accurately representing the scenario they want the viewer to donate to. Clearly many folks are more concerned that it's racist to see a white woman feeding a black child than the actual plight of the children this commercial is meant to solicit help for.

Would they be happy to see a white child depicted in the role of the dog? Or would that also be racist because that would mean the organization believes people would donate more money for a white child, as opposed to a black child?

Maybe if some of these folks focused as much effort on helping these children as they do in pushing their constant claims of racism, we wouldn't need commercials like this.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Student suspended for helping fellow student during asthma attack

This seems to be a hot topic on facebook. Should a teenager have been suspended for ignoring his teacher's directions to stay seated when he helped a fellow student that was having an asthma attack. Here's a link to the story if you want to read all the details but here's the basic rundown.

Students in a Texas school are told to stay in their seats and be calm while the teacher contacted the nurse about a student that's having difficulty breathing. Apparently, the means of contacting the nurse was email, which is the real issue here, but I'll get to that later.

This young man ignored the rules, picked up the sick student and carried her to the nurses office. For these actions, he was suspended from school.

Now, on the surface you think, what a load of garbage. Why would you suspend a student for trying to help someone else. Now, let's look at the story more closely...what most of the commentors failed to do.

If you read the entire story, it indicates these students attend an "alternative" school. For those that aren't familiar, this is a school for students that had disciplinary, attendance or legal issues at their home schools are getting a chance to complete school in an alternate location instead of being expelled. Thus, these classes are often on lock down when in session and students are not allowed to walk about freely like they might be in a regular public school.

The procedures for anyone leaving a classroom during the day are pretty tight. Usually involving a police officer being called to escort the student wherever they need to go. They do not allow the students to wander the halls freely, no matter what the situation is. For this reason, this young man was suspended, even though he was performing a good deed. Unfortunately, in these types of facilities, there are far too many students that would abuse this scenario if they thought they could get away with it. Letting one student break the rules with no consequences would open the door for chaos.

Now, let's get to the real issue here. Why does this school policy include emailing the nurse if there's a medical situation? Is that the only means of contact outside the classroom? Most schools have an intercom system or phones in the classroom. Could this be more of an issue with the teacher not understanding how urgent the situation really was? There are some definite failures on the part of the teacher in this situation but she couldn't leave the class unattended and she could have been fired if she'd allowed the sick student to leave the classroom on her own.

Unfortunately, there are situations that we are often placed in where rules have to be broken but that doesn't always stop the consequences of those actions. It's part of being a human. Weighing the good against the bad and doing the right thing, even if it means getting in trouble for it. I'm glad he did what he did but, without knowing the school procedures for situations of this nature, I can only speculate on what the teacher could/should have done.

Maybe this will bring the holes in their procedure to light and future situations can be handled more appropriately.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Julie Delpy may be right

Julie Delpy said that being a woman in the film industry is the worst because you're often ignored when you point out the inequality in the industry, as she did years ago regarding sexism. She's quickly bashed on social media and ends up apologizing because some in the black community took offense.

Blacks all over the US throw a fit because they don't feel enough blacks are nominated for Oscars, threaten to boycott the show and people fall all over themselves to make changes to their policies to appease them.

White woman gets a social media beat down & is forced to apologize.

Black woman gets praise and accommodation for her tirade.

Sounds to me like the folks bashing Julie have just proved her point.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ban everything "dangerous"! Yeah, that'll work!

This is truly a horrible story but the father's call to keep these batteries out of our homes is another knee jerk reaction that is overboard.

There will always be things in your house that could potentially harm or kill you. You can't ban everything that "might" be a danger on the off chance that something might happen.

We need to teach our children about the dangers around them so they grow up being able to make informed decisions. If you simply remove everything from their presence during their childhood, they will never learn how to think for themselves, be aware of their actions and become adults that keep safety in mind.

Eventually, they will come into contact with dangers and if you haven't already taught them how to respond to them, bad things can happen.

I can certainly understand his feelings, but people need to think logically before they just start calling for bans on things.