Court Nixes Medical Marijuana
This is the height of stupidity and arrogance. It all stems from this fear that marijuana is some evil herb out to destroy mankind. Hello!! People do damage to themselves and loved ones with legal drugs too, such as alcohol and cigarettes. The key is to use these things RESPONSIBLY. Too much of anything is unhealthy, everybody knows that. I know people who smoke pot every day and their lives are no different, because they know how to use it responsibly. And whose business is it if you want to use something that helps your appetite when you’re sick, or takes away your pain, or whatever else it does? These self-righteous nitwit politicians (and the rich doctors who support them) are the real problem here, thinking they’re saving us from ourselves when they’re only hurting people and contributing to their suffering. It also reveals a shocking distrust of the American public: they think that you are incapable of using this herb responsibly. They don’t trust you, isn’t that flattering? And WE put THEM into office. But if they think this decision is going to keep people from smoking pot, they’re completely delusional!
Bush Daughter in Second Alcohol-Related Incident
Ah, what a sterling example of child-rearing this is. Following in Daddy’s footsteps already, are we? Oh, this is SUCH a scream. They’re trying to downplay it as a “family matter”, but when you’re the President, every time your kid farts it’s a national incident, everyone knows that. You’ve got some serious ‘splaining to do, Mr. Bush!!
Racism as Mental Illness
Oh, please. Racism as a mental illness? That means any ol’ bigot out there can blame racism and get a prescription drug instead of going to jail for beating (or killing) someone he doesn’t like. Can a TRUE mental illness be the result of programming? That’s all racism is: programming. These people are programmed by the people they grow up around (mostly their parents) to hate one race or another…they weren’t born with it, and they didn’t acquire it any other way, as far as I can tell. This is a learned behavior we’re dealing with. See how babies and toddlers of all colors get along? Then leave it up to their parents to screw them up…that’s usually the way it goes. “Don’t play with that boy, Jimmy…he’s not like you.” Mental illness, eh? Sounds more like another excuse for not taking responsibility for ones’ actions. But we are Americans, after all, and the last thing we like to do is take responsibility for our behavior. These days, everything is a “disease” — obesity, smoking, alcoholism, aggressive driving, you name it. If you can blame it on your brain cells, you’re off the hook.
Parents Fail to Recognize Their Child’s Obesity
“What? How could MY child be overweight? Not MY little darling! My child is perfect and well cared for. He may be hefting around an extra 20-30 pounds, but that just means he’s not starving to death!” Lady, your kid’s a hog. Get him off the junk food, turn off the T.V. and/or game console, and put his butt outside to play for a change. Geez!
121 die in Ghana soccer stampede
Isn’t this just amazing?? 120+ people DEAD from a soccer match. Dead! The violent, overvalued world of team sports strikes again. Sure, they were stampeding to run from the tear gas, but there wouldn’t have been any tear gas if they hadn’t been whipped into an emotional frenzy and started throwing stuff onto the field. I think that to sports fanatics, the hysteria generated from sports culture gives them an excuse for hostility. The sports world has created a hyper-competitive “us vs. them” mindset that can quickly get out of control. Even if people don’t riot at a game, that mindset still exists: “Kill ’em! We’re #1! Kick their ass! We RULE!” To me it’s pathetic and childish, but I generally look at sports fanatics that way to begin with. I’m sorry, sports fans. Wait…no I’m not! 🙂
Swan Lake From Hell
This isn’t really stupid news, just highly amusing news. I LOVE stories like this, where some cute ‘n’ cuddly member of the animal kingdom just goes apeshit and attacks a human for no reason at all. There’s a weird sort of justice about it in there somewhere, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Sure, it’s sad that it had to happen to an old lady, but she was just in the wrong place when Oscar decided he’d had enough!
Python Swallows Baby
Another story for the Weird News file. This is just plain bizarre. Nature strikes again! And she’s hungry.
Court OKs Student’s “Straight Pride”
So the kid got his wish and gets to wear his idiotic “Straight Pride” shirt, eh? Amazing. His lawyers are calling it “an enormous victory for student free speech”. Of course, his lawyers belong to a Christian-based law firm which has its own self-interest involved in the case…that figures. Besides, I’m not sure this will hold up in Appeals…are students guaranteed First Amendment rights before they are legal adults? Not that I’m aware of. And let’s not forget how silly the idea of “Straight Pride” is in the first place. Unless you’ve been harassed and oppressed because of your sexuality, your “straight pride” is ridiculous and meaningless, and intended only to provoke others while putting more money into the pockets of rich lawyers. And I’ll bet that these shirts are 100% church-sponsored and “youth group” supplied…thank you, church people, for provoking and dividing us even further. Is that what Jesus would do?
Breaking Your Back for “Jackass”
Yet another fun story about idiots hurting themselves on “Jackass”. I only include these stories for entertainment, you know. 🙂 But we can’t totally blame the injured for being such a moron in this case…she is, after all, a model.
Unveiled: Celebrity Photos of a Lifetime
A quote from this story: “…celebrities greet the camera in a brief, untouched moment where they often look anything but famous. In fact, they often look just like ‘ordinary people’…” Wow, ordinary people, eh? The truth is, these ARE just ordinary people. Not superhuman or anything, just people who entertain and are good at it. Does this mean they’re worthy of all the worship and awe that is lavished on them? Hardly. We place way too much value on celebrities…read this article and see if you don’t agree. Our lives must be incredibly boring.
Sesame Street Study Finds Kids Fear Violence
Who comes up with these studies, anyway? OF COURSE kids fear violence! Do you know any children who love to be beaten, stabbed, or shot? And do you know any who love watching the same happen to others? All children fear violence…at first, anyway. The way our culture is going, it’s not surprising that some are numb to violence and aren’t affected by it much. And thanks to some misguided adults who wouldn’t know good parenting if it jumped up and licked them on the ass, some children learn to use violence as a way to get what they want later in life. But I believe all children fear violence at first. Of course, this doesn’t include the way kids beat up on each other when fighting over toys or whatever…I’m talking about the heavy stuff! (And I’ve never been a parent and never will be so I could be wrong…)
Bald Men Need Political Power, Group Says
Well, it’s about time. I was wondering which group was going to claim victim status next… It was going to be either the short-armed men, the big-footed women, the children with one big eyebrow, or the bald men. Looks like the bald guys beat everyone else to the punch, eh? Oh, please! Even these guys admit that bald men can reach positions of power, and yet they still say there’s a conspiracy against the “follically impaired”. Get over yourselves!
Country Music: Admit It, You Love It
Just because some research group found a few people who are ashamed of their liking for country music, they’re assuming the majority of people who say they hate the stuff are harboring a secret desire for it. Are these people kidding? (Country music lovers, stop reading NOW ’cause I’m gonna be a little harsh!) Maybe there’s a reason that people either hate it or are ashamed for liking it: country music is written for the lowest common denominator out there, and who wants to admit to liking that? Country music is very basic in nature, very simple-minded and uncomplicated…it doesn’t innovate or challenge the brain in any major way. It’s just simple music about simple things, written for simple people. Many Americans like music like this: uncomplicated and easy to digest. But they want to appear to be above that, so they’ll say, “Country music? God, no! I hate the stuff!” However, I can honestly say that I loathe country music, truly and completely. And I’m PROUD to say so!
Pastor Blames Gays for Foot-and-Mouth
Damn! I’m afraid they’ve revealed our secret: we’re to blame for it all! We’re directly responsible for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle. You’ll never eat hamburgers again, hahahahaha!! And let’s not forget anthrax, bubonic plague, rabbit fever, rabies, anal warts, Chlamydia, spinal meningitis, and PMS. We did it all!!!! Oh, please. More religion-inspired bullshit. When will these people start viewing God as a loving being and not some hateful, vengeful bestower of destruction? What a masochistic lot.
FDA Calls HIV Drug Ads Misleading
Here’s a great follow-up to an earlier story about misleading HIV drug ads featuring healthy, smiling hunks. If you want to see marketing bullshit of the highest order, read this story!
E.Coli Fears Prompt Ground Beef Recall
More fun news from the assembly-line world of the meat industry. They raise inferior animals filled with chemicals and hormones, they cut as many corners as possible to get them killed and ground into mush in record time and under budget, and this contaminated “meat” arrives on your plate as a possible Burger of Death. Isn’t big business great? Chow down!
Protestants Offer Prayer by Mobile Phone
Let’s further water down this religion, shall we? This reduces the awe and reverence of religious worship down to a quick, on-the-go interruption in one’s everyday life. How embarrassing.
Obese America: The Fight For Our Lives
The trend towards mega-sizing everything is something I’ve been amazed at for years. Super-size it! Jumbo-size it! Add an extra burger & megafries for only 99 cents! Grab the Gullet-Bustin’ Gigantic Gulp! Get the Extra Jumbo Megaplate with room for several servings…who cares? It’s a great deal! Meanwhile, your body is choking on all the garbage you’re feeding it, and you’re wondering where all those extra pounds are coming from. You want to lose weight? Then STOP EATING CRAP! Just stop eating it. And while you’re at it, stop this gluttonous super-sizing of everything…you’re killing yourself.
Study: Too Many Younger Kids Watch TV
Here’s a story for the “Duh!” file, but it still needs to be brought to parents’ attention more often. The T.V. is a convenient babysitter for people who don’t want the responsibility of watching their kids. Sit ’em down in front of the Programming Box for a while and they’ll be fine… They may be gaining lots of weight and their social skills may suffer, but today’s busy parent(s) can’t argue with convenience, right?
Students Baffled by Dress Code
This dress code stuff baffles me too. I can understand rules against certain types of t-shirts or gang-related imagery, but this sounds like it goes far beyond that. What these officials REALLY want are uniforms. They want all the students to look, dress, and act the same. Yeah, let’s stomp out whatever individuality they’re developing…they’ll confom better that way, right? I think school uniforms are OK for grade-schoolers, if it’s an absolute must, but once kids get into Jr. High and High School, they’re beginning to figure themselves out and develop their individuality more. The last thing they’re going to tolerate is a highly-restrictive dress code, because clothing is so often used to express oneself at that age (and beyond, for a lot of people).
Study: White Men Dominate Network TV
This is another story for the “Duh!” files. Everyone can see that this is true… But on the other hand, maybe people should stop letting T.V. define reality for them.