Tag Archive | Vandalism

Shit that Pissed me Off – 7/14/17

Kid Rock Might Be Running for Senate

The article I link to claims it is for certain but it is also on Fox News so who actually knows, right?  Still, there is a website and Rock says we should stay tuned for a “major” announcement so, for the sake of this blog post, let’s just assume he’s actually planning on running.

I mean, the Kid (I call him a kid because that is his name) can run.  That’s the way of our Democracy.  You don’t actually have to be an experienced politician to run for office.  You’d think that it might be some sort of problem that someone applying for the job doesn’t have any actual qualifications but in politics, many people consider that a plus.

He would be the first male Senator with long hair so that would be breaking a barrier, right?

That is precisely why many of us are forced to say things like “President Trump.”  My fingers hurt just typing that.

So Mr. Rock is going to run for the Senate.  Probably.  Or he’s using the whole thing to help sell his next album (for which I would have grudging respect).

As a musician, I have to say I would appreciate another Senator who is not a lawyer.  I’ve always appreciated that Al Franken is the only comedian in the Senate and I’m pleased that I have someone representing my interests.

I’m not sure about Kid Rock, though, and it isn’t just because he’s a conservative.  Rather, it is because I don’t think the gives two fucks about anything but himself.  And in that, he and Donald Trump have a lot in common.

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 10/26

Someone Destroyed Donald Trump’s Star on the Walk of Fame

I’m probably just including this story because given how many words I have devoted to my distaste for Donald Trump, I want it to be known that at least one dude dislikes him more than me.

But seriously, asshole, vandalism isn’t the answer.  It makes people who support Trump look more reasonable than those of us who know he’s a bigoted, misogynistic, narcissist, who would probably be the worst President in the history of our country.  Which is saying a lot since Buchanan set the bar pretty low, not even George W. Bush was able to limbo under it.

No joke - I Googled "George Bush Limbo" and I found this!

No joke – I Googled “George Bush Limbo” and I found this!

I’ve read people likening it to the destruction of statues of Lenin or Hussein but the thing is: Trump hasn’t been elected yet.  And hopefully he’s not going to be.  Does it make sense that we should destroy a statue of John McCain simply because we don’t like his stance on using the Senate to blockade the Supreme Court?

Or destroy a statue of George W. Bush because he was a terrible President?

I don’t think there is justification for this kind of behavior.  If you think it would be wrong for someone to destroy something that says Hillary Clinton (or Gary Johnson or Jill Stein), it is just as wrong to destroy something that says Donald Trump.

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 6/27

Another Meme That Pissed Me Off

This one is about Global Warming:

 

Global warming picture

Problem is, there was more sea ice in 2013 compared to 2012, true.  But it was still far less than usual and it was, in fact, the sixth lowest amount of polar ice on record.

So look, if you, as someone with no scientific education whatsoever, are going to smugly post a meme about science, I would suggest you research the science first.  The Google search to find out the truth of this meme took me two minutes.

You also need to learn a bit about trends.

You see, one data point is just that.  One data point.  If you see a graph that shows sea ice is gradually getting smaller and then see a data point that shows in one year the ice coverage went up slightly, THAT IS NOT A TREND!!!!!

Holy shit why isn’t that obvious?  One data point is not a trend.  Ever.  There has never been a time in the history of data collection when one data point was a trend.

If you honestly want to argue with scientific consensus, use science.  Don’t use a data point.  Because that just makes you look stupid.

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Shit that Pissed me Off – 5/29

The Earth Might be Struck by an Asteroid but it Won’t be This One

Thanks, CNN, for creating the most useless news source ever devised.  They fired editors and other staff who might have vetted stories like this and instead they have a hoax masquerading as legitimate news on their site.

Either you are a news organization or not.  Having a section of your website devoted to user-generated content is a pretty trendy thing to do but if you can’t be bothered to fact check what they post, you’d better be clear that people clicking through to this material should have their bullshit detector on high alert.

I understand you can get these things super cheap on E-Bay

Something everyone should remember, unless you can find a source for the article you linked to, there is a good chance what you are posting is either opinion or completely made up.

The only difference between this CNN article and Armageddon is I didn’t have to sit through an Aerosmith song to read this article.

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