Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mayhem. And I ain't talkin' about Allstate.

Speaking of Allstate, does anyone else think it's awesome that the "You're In Good Hands" guy was the "Fuck You, JoBu" guy on Major League?  Also?  The Mayhem guy used to be on Law and Order: SVU.  I'm full of random knowledge that gets me nowhere.  It's a heavy burden.

Anyway, back to the original topic, which I never properly introduced, and is not be anything resembling funny, is the current state of our nation.  I am saddened, disgusted, and embarrassed by what is going on inside our borders.  And while that is what I'm feeling, people outside our borders are pointing and laughing at us.  Now, part of me is trying to put a silver lining on this insanity, thinking hey, at least this shit is out in the open, and we are being forced to acknowledge that bad shit happens in America, and hopefully the citizens of this country have learned a fucking lesson about standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves, you cowardly pricks!  Maybe NOW, FINALLY, we can spend some time, attention, and resources on DOMESTIC issues, rather than borrowing money from countries to pay them back (if someone can tell me how the fuck that makes sense, I'd appreciate it).  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Just ask the NFL.  Disclaimer: before people get all fucking pissy, that I am NOT, in ANY WAY, discounting the seriousness of breast cancer awareness, or research. That being said, October is ALSO Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.  Millionaires who throw a ball around (and that I religiously watch every week), have the easiest platform imaginable to be a part of something immensely important.  The Penn State debacle, while a tragedy and a permanent stain, is a microcosm of the child sexual abuse that happens every day in our country.  

The "Occupy" movement is driving me insane.  Mostly, because I have no idea why they're occupying anything, and chances are, a big chunk of them don't either.  However, whatever you people are protesting, I'm not sure what gives you the right to rape and murder and toss Molotov cocktails in businesses that you have probably shopped in before.

I am embarrassed of our government, and for them, quite honestly.  The only thing that I can be proud of at this point is that I did not vote for Obama.  Sir, with all due respect, quit fucking spending what you don't have, and quit making everything about YOU. (It's WE the people, not I the President.)  My bank doesn't let me spend when I'm out of money, so why do you get to?  And really, all you fucking senators and representatives who were worthless enough to not get voted back into office - why the hell do you get a pension?  Your jobs are to represent those who aren't in Washington, and all you do is represent yourselves and your own interests, such as insider trading.  

I am a patriot.  I am PROUD to be an American.  I am married to a US Soldier.  But this bullshit?  This is NOT what America is about.  I don't know how these people sleep at night.  I don't know how they can pin the Stars and Stripes on their lapels and not be overcome with guilt as to where they are taking my country.

I chose to use this space for this rant, which I really needed to get off my chest, and if anything that I've written is blatantly proven to be false, please feel free - in a non-asshole way - to educate me.   I apologize for any shitty grammar, sentence structure, etc. because to be honest, I typed out my frustration and hit publish.  Back to the funny tomorrow.  Promise.


  1. Amen.
    I'd hate to be your keyboard.
    Yes... It is awesome that Allstate was Pedro Cerano ("and Cerano crushed that one to South America")
    I totally love, love, love those Mayhem ads.... "recalculating"


  2. I agree that the whole occupy movement is a joke, I wish those people would just go away so I don't have to hear about them anymore.

  3. The streaker commercial makes me laugh out loud. I had no idea he was that guy. It almost makes me wan to go watch that movie again to see him. Well, almost.

    Yeah, that occupy movement is a joke. Do something for real to protest, not just camping out in open spaces. How about pullnig your money out of the banks that are over charging you with fees? Oh, wait, that actually worked! See, do something concrete and quit yer bitching.

  4. I just wanted to say that I agree with just about everything you said except for the Obama thing. I voted for him precisely because I wanted the U.S. to stop spending money on wars in other countries that only serve to enrich the already rich and force U.S. soldiers to fight and die for a country whose interests have nothing to do with ours.

    That being said, this isn't some stick up for Obama rant. He's not any better than the rest of them (except, maybe, G.W.), but he's also not any worse. The overspending has been going on for decades, not just the past few years, and he inherited a country that was already in a shambles. He didn't cause it.

    He's also not fixing it, either, because all that any president can do is keep pushing along the status quo.

    I think the whole shit is going to have to get much fucking worse before it's going to get any better. You have to get to the point where people start refusing to pay their taxes. And in order to get people to do that, you have to have people willing to go to jail for it, at least temporarily.

    The problem is that most Americans are so complacent they wouldn't stick up for their own kids and spouses if somebody offered them a big mac or threatened their lives or something.

    Members of the armed forces excluded from that statement, of course.