Saturday, November 28, 2015

Chicago: Get over it


 This weeks foray into the land of stupid and my inability to understand it, has to do with current events.
 Today's news had to do with the racial unrest in Chicago in respect to an overzealous Policeman's gunning down a  17 year old criminal 1 year ago.  
It's really hard for me to understand, because I don't see the big deal. 
I mean, the kid was a worthless punk and the Policeman in question wasn't fit for duty.
That should be the end of the story.

 1 year ago a young knife wielding punk was shot and killed. 
There was feigned public outcry and his family who were "grieving" wasted no time in getting a hefty financial settlement from the city of Chicago.
No big loss really.
Despite the Medea trying to gentrify him, it was clear that the boy in question was anything but a model citizen.
This kid had a long record of criminal activity, who, if the film of him robbing a convenience store was any indication, felt as if the law just didn't apply to him. 
He walked in, took what he wanted, and simply pushed the little shop owner out of the way as he laughed.
That's what a punk is. 
Someone... Black, white, green or Purple who feels that they can do and take what they want... When they want.
People, property... Nothing is given respect in their eyes. And yet these are the selfsame people who believe they deserve respect for some reason.

 The policeman, who over reacted in a big way, was just as mentally skewed and should have in no way been on duty, as he also had a long record of complaint.

The real crime here however as I see it, is the bringing of race into the situation.
Unfortunately, when something like this happens, the truth needs to take a back seat to the sensation.
And they'll always be hate-mongers of all colors who want nothing more than to whip our emotions in a frenzy.
That's the real injustice in this. 

Put simply...

An unqualified policeman shot a young criminal. 
1 less waste of life is on the streets - His family nicely compensated.
The officer - A frightened little man who should never have been given a gun- is now convicted.
And the city of Chicago has been chastised for not screening their men better.
End of story.

You'd think the focus now would be on implementing more non-lethal means of restraint like tasers or rubber bullets or a thousand other alternatives.
They could have easily used this incident to make the boys name a synonym for positive change in the way our police handle those kinds of situations. 
Disappointingly however, instead of moving forward and learning from this for the next time, we'll use our outrage and recourses to come up with catchy little phrases like "black lives matter"
I have also seen "Blue lives matter"
Both are true, yet sadly inappropriate in this situation.

The simple truth is that we live in a violent, dangerous world.
If you bring a knife to a gun fight you'll always end up on the losing end.
And finally...
If this boy hadn't been black it never would have made the evening news.

Glad I got that out of my system. 
Maybe now that I've written it down, I can watch TV without yelling at it.

"If your going through hell.......Keep going."

Sunday, November 22, 2015


 Well, it finally happened.
It's come to my attention that the Fast Food Industry has finally found a way to turn me off to their food and help me lose weight.
You see, someone I know who is a major druggie/pothead was just hired at one of the more popular of the lot. And to my amazement, and his delight, he found out that they do not drug test their employees? Ever.
 I mean, this is a guy I wouldn't trust to deliver my food much less cook it. And yet there he is. Working where people have to trust his... Judgement,..  in respect to what they put in their mouths!! 
 Having myself been employed there years ago, I have often disputed the popular stereotype as being the end of the line career-wise. At the time, the store I worked at was run with almost military efficiency. And I've since then been proud to admit my past employment.
That was a long time ago however.
And my experiences as a customer since then have rapidly declined. 
And now it all makes sense.
The incorrect orders
The many inverted or misconstructed sandwiches. 
Incorrect change.
The attitude.
I really shouldn't feel as though I'm intruding or interrupting for wanting to place an order.
And now, after learning this, it's all fallen into place. It all makes perfect sense.
 As of now, I will no longer be stupid enough to expect anything but shoddy uninterested service from from this class of eatery.
 I will still get their coffee... I love their coffee... But nothing else.
So thank you Fast Food Giants for inadvertently taking an interest in my weight loss.

 Gotta be honest. I'm amazed that these employers, who predominantly employ people born within the last 20 years don't  drug test. I mean who's gonna feed all those pot head losers with the munchies if the workers are too "relaxed" to put a piece of meat between 2 buns?
 People might not respect these purveyors of greasy goodness that much, but until recently they've always been dependable and consistent. You don't crave a hamburger. You crave a McDonalds hamburger. You don't crave chicken, you crave KFC! Yum! We've all come expect that wether it be a week or a year since you've had your last one that you can expect that same dependable, familiar eating experience. 
 The main problem however as I see it is that there are more than a few people out there that equate these restaurants with America. And if their collective standards are in decline how does that reflect upon the rest of our country. 
My honest, and correct opinion, is that if the government is ever stupid enough to legalize marijuana, they'll pretty much be ending this country.
 Sorry to sound dramatic. I just have a lot of real life experience with Pot heads, and I know they depend on people believing their lifestyle is harmless. Pot breeds apathy. And thats dangerous... Especially in the workforce. Would you buy a car made in Jamaica? Think long term. 
And that's why, (And yes I know I'm beating a dead horse here) that celebrities should not be given any forum in this matter. 
Collectively they have no idea of what we "Little People" are going through.
In the "Real World" people need to be able to trust and depend upon each other. An expected service should not depend on the drug addled whim of some loser. 
"Yes I did want fries with that... And yes I did pay for them... But I didn't get them!"
 If a singer, comedian, actor or director becomes apathetic and decides that they don't want to do something, their career will simply shrivel up an die with no one the worse for it. And allowing someone as fickle or pig headed as this to influence anyone would be very, very dangerous. 

But then... as usual... I'm talking to myself. Everyone else is too stupid to even try to understand. 

"If your going through hell.......Keep going."