Don’t Call Attention to Your Success, It’s Too Intimidating

(Another entry from DSP that’s now been removed, enjoy!)

The stupidest thing I've ever seen in a gym...and I used to work out at the Y.

The stupidest thing I’ve ever seen in a gym…and I used to work out at the Y.

Last week I listened to the radio on the way home from work and the show hosts were discussing the book that the movie Divergent is based on. The book came out in 2011 and 3 years later it has a movie coming out. As a writer of fiction I was mildly jealous and then I swept that feeling aside and said ‘dammit I’m going to finish my current novel, publish it, and get MY OWN movie deal!’

Divergent‘s success didn’t intimidate me, it inspired me to be just as successful, if not more.

Unfortunately not everyone shares that particular character trait apparently, since an entire chain of gym’s has sprung up to cater to those that can’t deal with the “intimidation” of people more fit or more motivated than them in their gym.

Which is, quite frankly, the most pathetic gym I can even imagine.

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I Cannot Take Your Self-Victimization Seriously Anymore: Homophobic Hoaxes

Over the last year or so we’ve heard numerous cases of “hate crimes” perpetrated on gay people. Of those the number that were hoaxes seem to have vastly outnumbered the real stories and the real ones are so pitiful that I hesitate to even call them “crimes”, as they were usually simple disagreements about whether or not a person has the right to force you to work for them against your own conscience.

Essentially the bakeries and photographers were making gay people “feel bad” because they wouldn’t bake them a cake or take their wedding pictures, but that’s not what I’m pissed about.

I can’t stand all the lies.

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Progressive Ideology and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq

Sometimes you have an encounter that really reminds you of why the cradle to grave mentality of progressive politics can be so sickening.

I meet a lot of people in my day job and, because of the city I live in, many of them are from very different backgrounds and cultures. One in particular struck me the other day. It was a family where the father and mother had grown up in Iraq. They had moved here in the 90s, having grown up exclusively under the rule of Saddam Hussein.

The father had nothing but good things to say about Iraq. He had been given no choice on what he studied in school, no choice in how he received healthcare, and no freedom in almost any aspect of his life…but the government took care of him….and jailed anyone that didn’t follow the rules to the letter.

His healthcare was free and so was his education.

Good thing he wasn’t a Kurd I guess.

Sometimes it’s impossible to differentiate between the ideals that progressives strive for and the actions of a government ruled by a tyrannical (and ethnic cleansing) ruler like Saddam Hussein.

There is something truly wrong with that.

The scariest part is that people like this man, who were raised this way, see nothing wrong with it.

They are completely and utterly brainwashed into believing that having no freedom is fine, as long as you have the government giving you everything you “need”.

How many children of today’s progressives will have no wish to change anything because “freedom is overrated”?

How many will fail to realize that life isn’t worth living at all if you have no freedom?

How is it that we have reached the point where we are deciding that emulating Hussein’s Iraq and the failing country’s of Europe was a good idea?

Honestly it baffles me.

 

The Liberals Who Cried Wolf: Hoax Rape Threats and Homophobia

The fantastic Daniel Greenfield wrote a piece called “Manufacturing Intolerance” on Saturday and it brought up the issue of Dayna Morales, the lesbian waitress with such a compulsive need for attention and sympathy that she lied about a family refusing to tip her because she was gay.

Why do people think this is a good idea?

It’s not the first time, nor will it probably be the last, that someone in the gay community (or anywhere I suppose) manufactures some sort of bullying or discrimination in order to get attention.

It’s less of a “gay thing”, in fact, than it is a “liberal” thing.

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Sometimes People Think I’m a Sociopath: My View on Making Politics Personal

tumblr_lq22xl5vJz1qcnhhzo1_r2_500Objectively I know I’m not a sociopath, even a high functioning on like Sherlock.*

Sociopaths don’t cry over commercials about babies or articles about strangers giving their kidney to a dying man.

They just don’t.

Because they don’t care.

But sometimes the thought crosses my mind, especially when I’m talking to other people about politics. Normally I brush the thought aside as a recognition that other people are far too emotional about politics and they ignore rational responses to political problems or antagonism from people who don’t like them.

In simpler terms, they get their feelings hurt a lot.

I don’t.

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An Open Letter to John McCain: Oh My God, Get Out of My State!

Dear McCain,

A little bird told me that you might not be backing down from running for your Senate seat in 2016. I’m here to ask you to please excuse yourself from the political conversation in our state.

No one likes you.

You are old, you are senile, and you sell out conservatism every chance you get.

Come out of the closet already and admit you are a Democrat, you’ll feel much better, I swear.

Or don’t, I don’t really care what you do, as long as you stop trying to pretend you represent conservative ideals.

I personally don’t think anyone could have beat Obama in 2008, but it must have been some collective delusion or some extreme blonde moment that led Republicans to choosing you as the candidate.

I hate to tell you this, but you’ve been “one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off” for a goddamn long time.

In April of this year your approval ratings in the great state of Arizona were abysmal. 67% of those polled we need someone new in office.  Only 21% thought you deserved another term and your job approval rating was at the lowest it’s been in 21 years. 

Stick a fork in yourself, because you are done.

Liberals are the ones defending you now and you’d rather concentrate on your poker app than on important issues of foreign policy. We didn’t send you to Washington to play games and crack jokes about after you get caught. This isn’t just your job, it’s the future of the United States. It’s shameful that you would be so irresponsible.

You think that supporting the constitution passionately makes someone a “whacko bird” and you’d rather be at dinner with Obama than representing the interests of your constituents. You’re from Arizona, a red state populated by people that don’t appreciate your attempts to sell freedom down the river in order to win brownie points with the administration.

Oh and your daughter isn’t doing your reputation any favors.

In short, please “shove off”, because I promise that I and many other fellow Arizonans will make your next campaign a huge embarrassment for you. We don’t need or want a power hungry, opportunistic, fake Republican representing our state.

Sincerely NOT yours,

Most of the State of Arizona

Twitter Made Me Do It: “And maybe if the Internet didn’t exist?…I’d probably get elected mayor.”

If your excuse it "the computer made me do it", your computer interface better look like this.

If your excuse is “the computer made me do it”, your computer interface better look like this.

There’s nothing that annoys me more than someone placing the blame for their stupidity on an inanimate object. Especially an inanimate object like “the internet”. I’m not exactly sure why I’m surprised that Anthony Weiner found a new way to annoy me.

Saying that you probably wouldn’t have sent pictures of your junk to women if the internet didn’t exist (or worse: wouldn’t have got caught if the internet didn’t exist) is like saying “I wouldn’t have cheated on my wife if she put more effort into looking attractive”

You’re trying to excuse your actions, but it just ends up revealing even more flaws in your own character.

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