Happy Friday readers! Did you ever wonder how the saying “Thank God It’s Friday” became so popular? Non-religious and lazy people usually just say “TGIF.” I just wonder sometimes who started saying it and how it caught on so much to the point where a restaurant chain named themselves that. I never felt comfortable saying I really enjoyed my meal at Thank God It’s Fridays.
Anyway, that’s not what this is about. I actually started to express my true feelings about Facebook and the things that people put on their Facebook pages and their status updates, but it would have been such a hateful rant that I’m saving that for stand-up :D. All I can say is that I get annoyed every time I scroll through Facebook at what people post and it makes me really dislike people and I DO NOT need help with that. That comes very easy to me. So instead, I’ll direct my hatred toward politics.
The election is just months away and both sides are slinging shit left and right. When Bush (the second coming) was in office, I was very passionate about politics and how wrong the Republicans were, and now, through maturity, age and wisdom, I now know both parties and everyone involved in politics are fucking idiots. I’m so disgusted with where our country is with the finger pointing, the hate, the lies, the greed, the racism, the homophobia, the wars….should I go on? I don’t believe Obama, I don’t believe Romney, I don’t believe a word anyone says any more, and I can’t believe anyone else does. What made me start on this rant, ironically enough, was what my friend posted on Facebook: “House Approves $600 Billion for Defense — no hand wringing, no bitching and moaning, no one side holding the other hostage… just done and done. Incredible.” (thanks Luke)
So, they can’t agree on whether or not to make gay marriage or pot legal, but have no problem approving that kind of budget in case we need to kill people. If that doesn’t scream moronic imperialism, I don’t know what does. Women are still battling for complete control over their uterus, they’re cutting education budgets left and right, and 1% of the population holds most of the money, but at least we have guns. Where would we be without our guns? I’m being sarcastic for all you gun lovers. I think we should only be allowed to have BB guns and knives….and Judge Judy should be president.
I’ll be honest, I’m not an idealist who thinks that our government is less corrupt than others, they just control and manipulate in a slicker way. Illegal immigration for example. It’s so easy to blame the dumb, non-English speaking immigrants who refuse to assimilate into American culture, but if you think that the government isn’t partially responsible for that, than you’re as dumb as the immigrants. If the government really wanted to stop it, they would, but they don’t. And every decision that is made, if you trace it back, usually gets back to greed or control…or worse….religion!
At the risk of sounding like a femi-nazi, I still cannot believe that abortion and a woman’s right to choose, not only is a political topic that gets everyone riled up, but it’s a political topic that is motivated by religious beliefs. How disgusting is that? Enough with the “life begins at conception” crap, that’s your BELIEF, maybe that’s not mine. I believe mothers should have the right to kill their teenagers but I’m not gonna pass a law about it. It’s my personal belief. And gay marriage should be a civil right. You’re homophobia and your stupid belief in the bible shouldn’t dictate giving gay people the same right to build up years of resentment towards someone they’re legally bound to out of choice. Why should just straight people have that right?
The focus of this shitty government should be to fix the economy. Hmmmm, big problem, what should we do??? Well, let’s start with the fact that I had to call two different banks this week and the first time I spoke to someone in India and the second time I spoke to someone in the Phillipines.
Is there anything that you wear or that you own that isn’t made in China?? Hmmmm….real head scratchers, right? We just can’t seem to figure out how to fix the economy when some of the biggest and most powerful corporations are hiring foreigners so that they can keep MORE money from the cheap labor. And the government allows this. So, do they really want to fix the economy? How about passing a law that says you can’t hire outside the US? Just an idea. I know that’s not completely realistic, but I’m just making a point. Where’s Judge Judy?
Look, part of the problem is that I’m fighting with my landlord right now because he just installed a new air conditioner in my apartment and it’s not working! And hot weather makes me cranky and hateful. It’s literally about 100 degrees in my apartment when I get home from work and I have to direct my frustration somewhere or I’ll just start eating candy to make myself feel better.
If you got through this whole post, thank you for reading, whether you agree with me or not. I’ll be honest…I’ve kind of given up on America. I still love this country and all that patriotic crap, but I’m just focused on getting a properly working air conditioner. I hope you’re staying cool and remember….TGIF!
I just cringed a little bit as I typed that. Have a great weekend my darlings! 😀