Shit that Pissed me off – 10/25
I don’t know what bugs me more – that this dude believes that an abortion proves someone is not a fit parent or the fact that his lawyers convinced a judge he was right.
Probably the judge. Especially considering the same judge who agreed to allow evidence of the woman’s abortion also refused to allow evidence of the husband’s infidelity.
If having an abortion means you are an unfit mother, doesn’t it logically follow that it was a really good idea to have gotten the abortion? Therefore, since you knew enough to have the abortion, you are actually a fit parent because you recognized your own capacity to care for a child.
But this fucked up logic aside, we should note that this asshole is a CEO of a major corporation and his lawyers are really expensive. That explains why they managed to convince a judge that evidence of an abortion should be introduced into divorce proceedings but not evidence of infidelity.
So some Scouts were hiking in a state park in Utah and they decided that a balanced rock looked like it could topple at any minute.
Balanced rocks look like that, you know. Erosion makes it look like the rock is balanced so delicately that a stiff breeze could knock it over.
So, viewing the rock as a dangerous object, they decided to knock it over.
It took millions of years for erosion to make that formation. Took these idiots less than 30 seconds to knock it down.
I showed their video (yes – they made a video) to my son, who is a scout. Hey, I asked him, did they violate a scout law? Yeah, he told me. They are supposed to leave no trace.
They say that they did the right thing in the wrong way because that rock was clearly going to fall and hurt someone. If they were right (they weren’t), they still should have known better than to do it themselves.
They did the wrong thing in the right way. Their goal was to knock over the rock. They did a fantastic job of it. But they were too stupid to recognize that something can look unstable even when it’s actually not.
Why would you create a Millenium Falcon bean bag chair for a trade show with not intent to mass produce them? Who does that?
It is as if someone completely failed to understand the geek mentality that looks at something like this and says IT MUST BE MINE!
I need to be clear that I have absolutely no need for a Millenium Falcon bean bag chair. I’m not certain I would use such a thing all that often.
However, it angers me that I shall not be permitted to make that choice.
I can kind of understand that she didn’t want atheists to volunteer wearing T-shirts advertising that they were atheists. She runs a Christian organization, after all, and she wouldn’t want the poor to get an idea that their food came from anyone but god.
I’m a little put out when she says that atheists volunteering to serve food to poor people are a “disservice to the community.”
That’s funny because I thought that if you donated your time to serve food to poor people, you were actually serving the community.
Her bigotry (and yes it is bigotry) against people who do not believe what she believes is an embarrassment to anyone of any faith (or lack of faith) who tries to help the less fortunate.
She’s truly a kind person in the end, though, because when she learned that the atheist group would be setting up across the street to give out care packages to the same homeless people she was feeding, she had this to say:
They can set up across the street from the Soup Kitchen. They can have the devil there with them, but they better not come across the street
And every Christian I personally know just face palmed.
Now Let me Check, the Vikings are Trying to win Football Games?
Sports fan or not, you have to marvel at what the Vikings managed to accomplish on Monday night.
They lost to a team that had not won a game all year.
Not only did they lose, but their offence did not score a single point against the worst defense in the league.
A defence that, before Monday night, had allowed almost 25 points a game. This is a defense that wants to let the opposing team score. And the Vikings couldn’t make it happen. Even though they have the best running back in the league.
Their philosophy at quarterback seems to be “win a game or we’ll try the next guy.” It’s only a matter of time before they try to coax Terry Bradshaw out of retirement.
I know a lot of folks don’t care about sports. I usually don’t care that much. But when a team is this freaking bad, you have to admire the level of incompetence that got it there. This is not the work of one guy. This is a team effort.
A lot of people are working to ensure that the Vikings are this bloody awful. I think that deserves a round of applause.
Many folks really hate Obamacare. They hate it almost as much as they like the Affordable Care Act (see what I did there?)
This guy decided he’d write an essay where he posed as a doctor in training who is leaving the profession because of Obamacare. He feels that it destroys the free market and he won’t be able to make everything he feels he should make as a doctor.
Given the dude isn’t actually a doctor, he’s probably right.
But let me ask this – how many people who really want to be doctors would hang up all that time and effort because of Obamacare? And how many of them view the health care system as a free market anyway?
Let’s take me as an example. I go see a urologist a couple of times a year because I get kidney stones and that sucks. I’d rather not get them so he’s helping me work on that.
You know how much he costs?
Neither do I. Because my health insurance pays for my visits. I pay the same co-pay to his office that I pay to my general practitioner.
He’s a specialist so he probably makes more. There might be another specialist who makes less.
But I have no idea. Because all of the negotiation for fees is through my health insurance company.
The health industry is not a free market. Not the way we believe it to be anyway.
I didn’t choose my health insurance. My employer did.
Obamacare isn’t perfect. Neither is the Affordable Care Act (I did it again). But if people honestly think that it is going to destroy the free market of health care, they don’t understand the concept of a free market as much as they think they do.