Why is this becoming a common thing?

OK, those who’ve read this blog or any other I’ve run in the past know I like to rant. Quite honestly, I rant here so I don’t go off in public and get arrested for slapping people while screaming at them for their idiocy, which I feel is a good thing, but I’ve seen instances of this more and more lately, and it’s getting on my nerves. Basically, this is when people tell you (or anyone) they “shouldn’t” do something because others would then be unable to. I’ve heard people tell kids the reason they “can’t have” whatever toy is hot at the moment because “that person bought the last one” as if it’s the other customer’s fault for being faster and also as if they purposely went to that store to “deny a child a toy they want.” I realize kids don’t understand like adults do, and you may need to tell your kid the truth (shocking concept) about how something is so popular, a lot of people want it, so it’s hard to get. God forbid you actually tell your kid you drove slowly, to the busiest store in town, hoping it would be out of stock, or that you just were unlucky to get there late. You can order online, as can anyone, but that does not make it OK to basically call someone out for “daring to take a toy from a child” because they got to the store first and bought it.

This is becoming, however, a more prevalent attitude in many other respects. People claim they “didn’t get the job because some jerk stole their chance.” No, they didn’t, they were the better candidate. I realize you “really want that job” but that does not mean you will get it no matter what. You must be the best choice, and if you’re not, it’s not anyone’s fault but yours for not making yourself the best choice. I had people apply to work for me at Eckerd and Blockbuster, most of them dressed professionally, polite and courteous. Those I hired over the ones in ratty jeans, those who couldn’t speak clearly or respectfully, and I never batted an eye. Even more than 10 years ago, I had people who got very mad when I didn’t hire them for the job they wanted. I was called a racist, sexist, bigot and worse, to the point of banning one from my store due to their standing at the register, harassing customers and screaming at me. Why, I wonder, was I glad I hadn’t hired that one.

The point is this, just because you want something, does not guarantee you’ll get it. You do not have a “right” to the job you want or any product you want to buy. You have the right to apply for any job you want, but no right to get it. Yes, there is a push toward socialism today, with people protesting banks demanding free money, and a declared socialist running for the DNC nomination. But we are not a socialist nation, and unless the DNC finally says they don’t care what the Constitution says and we are not subjects (which will result in the Military overthrowing the government), we will remain a Constitutional Republic, where Capitalism is the rule of the day. You want a toy? Be first to the store and spend your money. You want a certain job? Make sure you’re the stand out applicant, so the business can’t help but hire you. But, stop blaming others for “stealing” from you when they’re better or faster. Stop telling your kids that they “can’t have a toy today because that man bought the last one.” It’s not OK to shame others into doing what you want, and if you try this on me, I’ll be the one to say, clearly and loudly, “no, I did not steal this from you, I was here first and am buying it because I want to buy it. Your Mom/Dad is just trying to force me into doing something by using you, which is not right at all.” I’ll then get close to you and tell you to grow the hell up, be honest with your kid, and stop blaming others for your faults.

In a nutshell, I’m tired of everything being someone else’s fault. I’m tired of people saying they didn’t get a job or couldn’t have a thing because it was stolen from them. It wasn’t! You weren’t qualified or were last to the store, plain and simple. We have a nation of people who are barely qualified to sweep floors in a warehouse who are demanding jobs that normally require college, or demanding pay equal to those jobs in positions that, until the last 10 to 15 years, were almost completely filled by high school kids, who then left once they graduated, either for a better job or college. McDonald’s burger flipper is not a career, and running a fast food register is not a $15 an hour job. So, stop telling the world that “McDonald’s is evil and horrid because they won’t pay a living wage” for a job that a trained chimp could do. You want a better job, EARN IT! Rant inspiring post

Yet more proof the inmates are running the asylum

Well, I had a good weekend, until today. Friday night and last night I spent time with my high school classmates, celebrating our 20th reunion. It was fun, goofy and all around a great time reconnecting with friends from a lifetime ago. Sadly, my good weekend was not to last, and I find more idiocy in my inbox.

First students at the University of Delaware insist that a falsely reported hate crime is still a hate crime. Apparently, paper lanterns were used for a celebration, and not completely removed, leaving wire in some trees. Fast forward and now they’re nooses (nooses are made of rope and shaped completely differently, but hey, who needs logic, right?) Well, the University first told them it was not a hate crime, but merely a misunderstanding, only to have students persist, and tell the University they were wrong, and it was a hate crime. So, what did the University do? They buckled! Rather than telling students to grow some backbone and brains, they’re “investigating” and launching a diversity action plan. I’ve heard questions for years, asking why the country is going downhill fast, THIS IS WHY! We’re no longer teaching students how to use their brains, how to think critically, how to survive in the modern world and earn a living. Rather, we’re teaching them they can scream “hate crime” and get what they want, we’re awarding degrees in “fields” that have ZERO application, and then commiserating with the students who “can’t get a job because the patriarchy is keeping them out,” rather than pointing out that a degree in women’s studies or 17th century French poetry is not going to help them find work when the world wants engineers, doctors, lawyers, IT professionals, and the like. Is it any wonder that we have people working at McDonald’s demanding the same pay as an entry level IT professional?

Next we’re once again seeing the “we can’t do anything until it’s over” mindset. With Obamacare, it was Pelosi telling the country that a law must be passed before anyone can read it, now we have Hillary telling us that she didn’t read her e-mails when they were being checked (after being recovered from deletion) so she is all but saying she can’t be convicted. This is a woman who literally asked what difference the torture and murder of an American diplomat at Benghazi made, but when confronted with her own career ending and possible jail time, she now wants to say that since she didn’t read and sort recovered e-mails, we shouldn’t ask her about them? This is the world we’ve made, with a massive portion of the country not voting, a good portion of those who do being bought off with “free” phones, food stamps, and the like (many of them voting fraudulently) and those who use their brains being the vast minority. I’ve seen countless diatribes ranting about how Trump wants to deport billions of “hard working Americans,” or how Jeb Bush hates those living in poverty, or how Cruz is an idiot. Here’s an idea, stop all the idiocy, use your brain and actually vote based on who best fits what you want done, rather than just ticking the straight ticket for the DNC, and who knows, we might actually see the country survive a bit longer.

Last, but by no means least is the story of a woman arrested in Georgia for online videos where she advocated the killing of cops and white people. Naturally, as soon as this happened she was only urging people to defend themselves against racists bent on killing black people. We shouldn’t listen to her words about “open season” or telling people to “gun up” or anything else. Her words are not valid, we are supposed to let her tell us we’re wrong, and then apologize and give her millions of dollars and anything else she wants, while she then continues to foment hate in the country. This must stop! All lives are precious, and death is always a loss, if not a tragedy. But I’m sorry, Trayvon was a thug who tried to attack (and may have been trying to kill) Zimmerman. Michael Brown was a thug who had just committed a crime (theft) and was wrestling Officer Darren Wilson for his sidearm (NOT on his knees, hands on his head, back turned). In both cases, the shooting was in self defense. Zimmerman had wounds showing he had been hit multiple times, and forensics showed clearly that Brown was shot at very close range and not in the back. But to those who only see racism, facts and logic do not matter. I will defend anyone who shoots in self defense, no matter their race or their attacker’s race. Why then, do I seem to be in a minority who thinks like this? Why is it no longer OK for white people to defend themselves, and perfectly OK for black people to advocate murder? Why is it OK for this woman to tell millions on Youtube to “gun up” and that it’s “open season on cops and white people” but for me to even mention I have a gun for self defense means I’m planning mass murder? The simple answer, the media has decided (YEARS ago) that ratings matter more than lives or anything else. They found a story and only showed photos that would whip the country into a frenzy, and ran with it. The solution? Stop watching the news or listening to it on the radio. Stop buying papers and other news magazines. Only when they realize they’re losing money will they change, but I’m not holding out even the smallest bit of hope that I’ll live to see this happen, even if I live to 200.

Well, that’s my rant for the day, what are your thoughts?

Time for a linkfest rant

First, this guy wins today!

Next, we have three stories showing just how insane the world today is. One, two, and three.

The first and third are stories about “trans-gendered” children “denied their rights” when DEMANDING they be allowed to use the restrooms/locker rooms of those not the same biological sex. In both cases the schools made a unisex bathroom available, and BOTH SAID NO, GIVE ME WHAT I WANT! Make no mistake, this is NOT about “tolerance” or “equality” in any way, this is about ORDERING parents to FORCE their minor son or daughter to use the restroom or a locker room with someone of the opposite sex! I don’t know and don’t want to know what the details of these children’s lives are that they have decided they must be the opposite gender and must now throw a hissy fit about not getting to use the opposite sex’s bathroom, but I can just see the next step. Both would claim they were “bullied” while “just embracing who they really are,” while everyone ignores that they were offered a place that couldn’t happen, and turned it down! Not to mention the “girl” could rape another student, only to claim “she” was seduced and the other girl lied. This, again, is NOT ABOUT TOLERANCE, it’s about FORCING OTHERS TO DO WHAT YOU WANT, AND DEMONIZING THOSE WHO DON’T AGREE BLINDLY AND PRAISE THEM!

Finally, link two. We’ve all seen the stories about the county clerk jailed for contempt when she wouldn’t issue a marriage license to a homosexual couple. Again, she was not jailed for “denying rights” but for contempt of court. Well, link two shows a lesbian judge DOING THE SAME THING, just in reverse. Yes, a JUDGE is refusing to marry straight, Christian couples. Where is the outrage over equality? Where’s the order for her to do the job she’s paid to do? It won’t happen, plain and simple, because she’s a “victimized minority and just helping show the imbalance in society.” Or at least that’s what the media would SCREAM 24/7 if this idiot was told to do her job!

Next, we’ve seen stories about muslims being “bullied” because people “dare” to bring bacon or alcohol through a checkout line in a store THEY VOLUNTARILY WORK AT AS A CASHIER! Well, one decided that she should be allowed to order her employer around, and now that she’s been put on leave, CAIR is actually suing. Now, the story as I’ve heard it has her not wanting to serve alcohol and being told to, or her co-workers would do it so she didn’t have to, or her just not doing anything. I don’t personally care, if you work as a flight attendant, SERVING DRINKS IS PART OF YOUR JOB! Add to this that the woman converted after she took the job, so SHE KNEW THE JOB REQUIREMENTS! Her claim that she “can’t earn a living” because of her faith is WRONG! She doesn’t have to be a stewardess, there are LOADS of jobs that don’t involve booze, pork of any kind, or anything else. As above, this is about FORCING OTHERS TO DO WHAT YOU WANT.

Next to last is this one about Mexico charging $20 to cross the border into Mexico, and I won’t be surprised to find them, one day soon, CHARGING TO GET HOME! While we are all but forced at gunpoint to accept the dregs of their society and to keep them as Mexico doesn’t want them and our “leaders” are too spineless to do their jobs, we’re now told we must pay to go there? I personally say that no American visit Mexico ever again, and see what they say when tourism takes a NOSE DIVE.

Finally, Uncle Ted gives us a great laugh.

So, that said, your thoughts?

There are and should be things you just can’t say!

It seems that, lately, we are seeing a rise in two things, one is vigorous defense of “free speech” while the other is the rise of groups all but calling for open war on whites and Police. I’m sorry, but despite having a right to free speech, advocating and/or otherwise supporting murder is NOT something that should be accepted or even tolerated by anyone. Well, it seems that a Texan student is getting a crash course in the fact that her actions and words have consequences. She tweeted that the Houston Police Officer who was brutally gunned down at a gas station “deserved it” because he had “creepy perv eyes.” I’m sorry, but there is just so much wrong with that I want to put this idiot in a padded room, so we don’t have to suffer from her verbal hate. First, how do you define “creepy perv eyes?” I know I’ve seen people who seem to be watching me or others with definite malice in their thoughts, or just “perving” on women they are mentally undressing, but that’s my opinion and others would disagree in many of those situations. Second, why does that warrant his death? I guarantee that were I to say that someone who is not white, but was a brutal murderer, rapist and worse “deserved death” because they killed others, I’d be branded a racist and have to run for my life. Never mind that I was satisfied the world was no longer subject to a psychopath, I’m racist, while because she advocated the death of a white Cop for “perv eyes” people are all but fire-bombing the school for “daring” to investigate her. Never mind she had an outstanding warrant. Never mind that she ADVOCATED MURDER. And never mind that white people are TOLD on an almost DAILY BASIS, that we aren’t allowed to say something, simply because we are white, but when it’s ADVOCATING THE DEATH OF A WHITE COP, it’s OK?

No, it’s not, and never will be. I know it’s not popular or politically correct, but we live in a world where it’s OK to all but kill someone because their white, to demand their money because they’re white, and suggesting someone stop being a criminal and get a job is “racist.” This MUST CHANGE, or we will see things worsen until we truly live in a world where only someone who is white can commit murder, while anyone else can video themselves screaming die whitey then admit they killed the defenseless person because they’re white, and nothing will be done. Which do you prefer, logic, or open warfare?

In parting, while I would never tell you what to do, I can tell you that until and unless the corporate office for Arby’s fires the idiot, and makes it very clear that they did fire them and why, I will not be eating there again. I realize that I’m fast approaching a time when I’m left with Chic Fil A and making my own food, but I will not care, as I will not support any company that accepts, tolerates, or condones idiocy and bigotry like this.