What about humanity so seeks to drive thought, reason and rationality from this world ?
Over the past few months I’ve become increasingly disenfranchised about the state of this country but also about my immediate locale. Am I a pius arrogant bastard for thinking that almost everyone I see and interact with is at best an idiot ?
The superior’s son just borrowed $1,300 to ship a pit bull puppy from out of state, so he can breed it.
Unmarried, about to have a child and you borrow what amounts to a mortgage payment to BUY a dog ?
Not persuaded by my pleas and ranting that a dog can literally be found wandering the unkind streets, or adopted for less than $100 I felt like trying another angle. “Surely you can think of better investments for a thousand dollars that would have a better return and not require so much effort ?”
Alas forethought, or thought of any kind is beyond capacity here. The comment rolled off the proverbial ducks back.
The argument is so morally retarded it just isn’t funny. We don’t need more dogs, we don’t need more pit bulls, we don’t need you to spend $1,300 on a dog when you’re about to have a baby out of wedlock!
Stupidity doesn’t cover it.
This whole encounter was an exercise in bad parenting compounded by 27 years of never showing junior who’s boss. If my kid ever asks me he wants to borrow over a grand to buy a dog to breed it I’ll snap his neck, and then commit suicide as obviously I’ve fucked up.
(My mother and father instilled in me a very deep sense of having to earn everything, being responsible and somehow they worked in a deep respect for animals and nature. I’m not quite sure how they did it.
It was probably all the sitting around on airfields in France or something, with lots of dogs and grass 🙂 )
But wait there’s more:
What makes it about 50 times worse is the man realizes he is by no uncertain terms contributing to the entropy that will see “Idiocracy” become a reality. He revels in the fact, he takes pride in the fact he doesn’t have to think at all about his decisions, he’s not bound by any one or anything to happen upon a responsible notion about anything.
(I highly recommend all of Mike Judge’s work to anyone, film and animation alike. Idiocracy is one of his more disturbingly funny movies.)
The same guy bought probably a 1/4lb of weed to work and showed it to me. Not smart. Also not smart, telling me he scored roughly $20 grand over the course of a year selling weed. How endearing, I make about $25k a year and I hate my job, gee you’re saying all I’ve got to do is take a hammer to my moral compass and I could earn an extra $15-20k a year ? THANKS.
You’re damn right I told his mother. Mistake, nothing happend 😦 but it sure as hell won’t happen again, he knows not to approach me with anything dumb ever again.
People are still ranting about how Obama is doing the worst job ever. Again I lift the palm of my right hand and place it squarely over my face. I get it, he’s not perfect (infact he received a lot of money from British Petroleum during his campaign, then again, making 12 million dollars a day or something ridiculous, they probably gave money to alot of people, but hey, full disclosure)
“Oilbama” ? really how pathetic is that ? As if expressing every bad thing in this country through a lens of Obama hatred absolves you of actually studying and thinking about a problem. This is a new kind of stupid.
Again I want to bring people’s attention to what has been happening in this country for the last 30-40 years, a history of which the results we are reaping repeatedly over the last decade. Foreign policy = broken, Energy policy = stupid, Environmental policy = its taken some up spins the last 25 years, but its still not exactly shiney.
All because these are really coming through in one guy’s first year you assume its his fault. I honestly think a lot of people, lovers and haters a like expected waaaay too much from this guy.
It almost makes me miss Bush, nobody expected anything from him except the same old crap. But again, he wasn’t in charge was he ?
Wake up you idiots, we’re the problem, the government is just put there so we can all rant and rave about it being someone elses fault.
A good read on the lead-up and some of the possible causes to the BP spill in the gulf can be read here.
It was authored by the “raving hypocrite lefty bastard” RFK Jr. Again, if I had a choice between him and Glenn Beck ? exactly …
The article mentions that BP uses accoustical regulators on its north sea rigs off the coast of the UK. Yet they weren’t required to in the gulf “because they cost too much”
And I heard an interview with a BP exec where he said he was not sure he’d even heard what an accoustical regulator was.
I’ll have to leave it at that, this is just becoming too cliched. Oil companies lie and cheat.
Welcome to planet Earth.