Friday, May 16, 2014
Politically Correct? #%* !
When the constant persistence for political correctness (PC) encroaches on my common sense and ethics, then they can stick PC where the sun don't shine. No one likes their feelings hurt, but sometimes, folks need to buck up and let some things slide.
Recent remarks by the senile old owner of the L.A. Clippers were downright insulting and wrong. Moreover, some of the comments by people who felt wronged by his remarks were equally insulting and wrong. Name calling has never been useful in resolving issues.
Everyone, to a certain degree, has prejudices. There are, however, a few remaining bastions of solitude where one should be able to get things off one's chest without reprisal or judgement.
First and foremost, one's home is a place of privacy. At home, I often yell and scream at my television when a reporter or news anchor rubs me the wrong way. Additionally, sports also brings out the worst in me. What I (legally) do or say in my home is no one's business, especially the government.
Recently, a North Dakota elementary school said it will not allow some first grade children to perform the Village People song "YMCA "at a talent show. A parent dubbed the performance "racist" because her daughter would be asked to dress up like a stereotypical Native American caricature.
When I was a kid, we played Cowboys and Indians. No one was ever offended nor had the intent to offend anyone. These kids have no idea of the story behind the history of "YMCA" song or the real underlying message of the song. The innocence of children is ofttimes spoiled by a meddling parent......
The News As I See It: Obama was touring New York sites in need of repair. He wants to spend money on our infrastructure. For example, the port authority needs fixing and the Tappan Zee Bridge, where the renovation is already finishing up way ahead of schedule — like Obama's second term.
A federal judge has ruled that Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, so now it’s legal for gay couples to get married. Idaho's gay people all cheered.....from their homes in San Francisco and New York.
Magic Johnson told Anderson Cooper that he’s still waiting for an apology from Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling responded, saying, "I’m very sorry you’re black."
A Chicago priest is offering a $5,000 reward to help stop gun violence. Meanwhile, Chicago thugs with guns just found out about a priest who has $5,000.
According to a new survey, 55 percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American. Said the average American, "55 percent? That’s almost half."
This Date In History: 1770; Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France. 1868; The first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment in the U.S. Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson.
1929; The first Academy Awards were given on this night. The term, Oscars, was not used to describe the statuettes given to actors and actresses until 1931. 1946; The Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened on Broadway.
1975; Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to summit Mount Everest. 1991; Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress.
1997; President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire ended 32 years of autocratic rule when rebel forces led by Laurent Kabila expelled him from the country.
Picture Of The Day: An absolutely horrifying picture of what weather officials are referring to as a "firenado". Taken in California, which is currently suffering through massive fires. I guess the only missing is an earthquake occurring at the same time.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) "Oh you have a hard time gaining weight? That's cool. Here, hold this grenade." 2) My suggested movie theater prices: Adults - $9.00, Under 12 - $ 6.00, Under 3 - $249.00 3) My friend didn't pluck his unibrow to look good, he did it because McDonald's sued him for illegal use of the double arches. 4) I just found out those stick figures on the back of cars are not to keep track of how many jaywalkers you've hit, so I removed mine. 5) My friend said his new glasses made everything look much bigger so I bought them from him and gave them to my girlfriend.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Taurus - May 16th: Don't embarrass yourself this week when the dentist puts that paper bib on you. They will not bring you lobster. You will have a lucky weekend. Remember, serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering the farmer's daughter.
Birthdays: William Seward, American statesman 1801, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator, lecturer, and reformer 1804, Henry Fonda, actor 1905, Liberace pianist 1919, Betty Carter, jazz and blues singer 1930, Olga Korbut, gymnast 1955, Wendy Davis, political figure 1963, Tori Spelling, actress 1973.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Old Aunt Cora went to her doctor to see what could be done about her troublesome constipation. She said to the doctor. "It's terrible, I haven't moved my bowels in more than a week." The doctor said, "I see. Have you done anything about it?"
Aunt Cora replied, "Yes, I sit in the bathroom for a good half of an hour in the morning and then again at night." The doctor said, "I mean do you take anything?" Aunt Cora replied, "Of course! I take a magazine."
A man went on safari with his wife and mother-in-law. One evening, while still deep in the jungle, his wife awoke to find her mother gone. Rushing to her husband, she insisted on them both trying to find her mother.
The husband picked up his rifle, took a swig of whiskey, and started to look for her. In a clearing not far from the camp, they came upon a chilling sight. The mother-in-law was backed up against a thick, impenetrable bush, and a large male lion stood facing her.
The wife said, ''What are we going to do?'' The husband said, ''Nothing, the lion got himself into this mess, let him get himself out of it.''
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Adam was walking around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely, so God asked Adam, "What is wrong with you?" Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to. God said he was going to give him a companion and she would be called woman.
God said, "This person will cook for you and wash your clothes, she will always agree with every decision you make. She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them.
She will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement. She will never have a headache, and will freely give "love" and compassion whenever needed."
Adam asked God, "What will this woman cost?" God said, "An arm and a leg." Adam said, "What can I get for just a rib?" The rest is history.....
A man and a woman are sitting beside each other in the first class section of the plane. The woman sneezes, takes a tissue, gently wipes her nose, and shudders quite violently in her seat. The man isn’t sure why she is shuddering and goes back to reading.
A few minutes pass. The woman sneezes again. She takes a tissue, gently wipes her nose and shudders quite violently in her seat. Assuming that the woman might have a cold, the man was still curious about the shuddering.
A few more minutes passed when the woman sneezed yet again. As before she took a tissue, wiped her nose, her body shaking even more than before. Unable to restrain his curiosity, the man turned to the woman and said, "I couldn't help but notice that you've sneezed three times, wiped your nose and then shuddered violently. Are you ok?"
The woman said, "I am sorry if I disturbed you, I have a very rare medical condition. Whenever I sneeze I have an orgasm." The man, more than a bit embarrassed, was still curious. He said, "I've never heard of that condition before. Are you taking anything for it?" The woman replied, "Pepper!"
That's it for today, my little rubber duckies. Remember, according to police reports, waking up in your lover's arms is only romantic when they know how you got in their house. Just like Earnest Tubb, I'm gonna "Move It On Over" to AREA 51 for happy hour.
Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !