In America, we get very upset at the way women are treated in some Middle Eastern cultures. We find their treatment indefensible and downright disgusting. We have rallies to fight for women’s rights in those countries. Most of us agree that their treatment of women is nothing less than criminal. Read the rest of this entry
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I’m gonna’ admit something here… after some thought, I think I’ve been wrong in my view of offensive language. Let me warn you up front that some of the things I say in this blog will be horribly offensive. It’s not gratuitous, though. The horrible things I’ll say are to illustrate a point. Okay, with that out of the way, here we go… Read the rest of this entry →
Today is Halloween. The day that
kids people dress up as their favorite characters. A guy in a wheelchair can be Superman, flying high over Metropolis and fighting crime. A 98-lb. weakling can become Conan the Barbarian. Earth-bound people can be aliens from another planet, another galaxy, another universe.
So why is it that when Miss Julianne Hough, actress, singer and two-time winner of that bastion of great television programming “Dancing with the Stars” decided that she wanted to dress up as her favorite character from a show people got all bent out of shape?
Here’s a hint: It’s because the character is black.
Now, I’ll go so far as to say this: I’m not a racist. I don’t care what color you or anybody else is. I don’t care if you’re white, black, yellow, red, green… If you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole, and I don’t care to say it. The color of your skin has no bearing on how you interact with the rest of the world.
I mean, let’s look at the Paula Deen thing that happened recently…
While the rest of the country is talking about Miley Cyrus stripping down to her underwear and grinding on MTV’s illustrious Video Music Awards show (how can they have video awards if they don’t show videos anymore?), the fine folks in Washington have decided that yes, we need to get involved in the bullshit going on in Syria.
“Syria? What’s going on in Syria?”
Well, while we were worrying whether or not Paula Deen is a racist (hint: she probably is), Syria has been involved in a civil war for a couple of years now. And last week there was allegedly a chemical attack from the government on the rebels. A chemical attack would violate the Geneva convention. Chemical attacks are horrible and leave after effects on the land and people for years and years afterwards. (If you’ve never seen them, do a Google Image Search for “Agent Orange Effects“.)
Everybody and their mother seems to have a very strong opinion on the whole Paula Deen controversy. Well, I have a request…
That’s right. I’m asking you to stop having an opinion on the whole Paula Deen thing.
Here’s why… Read the rest of this entry →