Sometimes the news is just so crazy that I just skip this post altogether…and, the sad thing is that the stories I’ve chosen to put here this week are crazy, but they’re not the kinda crazy that makes you lose hope in humanity (well, except the ones about Oklahoma). They’re more of a squint your eyes and say, “Really…”
Sadly, though, for the last two weeks, most of the news stories that I’ve read online have been horrific. There’s no other words appropriate to describe them. And while I will sometimes post those things and offer some feedback, I just can’t do it this week. All I can say is, come on people….get your shit together. Be good humans.
Black Belt Beatdown at IHop
Note to anyone who may be considering robbing a restaurant…or any place, really. You never know if there’s a black belt in there who will beat the shit out of you (and a weapon won’t always matter because some martial arts teach how to disarm assholes). And, yeah, the black belt server definitely looks like he got the shit beat out of him a bit, but he did what most people aren’t willing to do.
Okay, so we all know how Christianity says that the spirit of God knocked up Mary…and we all also know that men remain virile even into their old age. So, my theory for the following story? Chuck Norris is actually God and he somehow managed to knock this woman up without having sex with her. Because, frankly, there’s no other explanation on the planet for the fact that this unborn child kicked a hole through her uterus and almost killed her.
Captain Jack Takes on the Police
Well, or at least some dude who thought fighting with cops would somehow be a good idea. This man was dressed as a fucking pirate and was arrested for burglary and, of course, resisting arrest.
WTF Is Mary Fallin Smoking?
First, medical and recreational marijuana isn’t legal in Oklahoma. But this woman is a special kind of stupid. Not only is our state squandering thousands of dollars per day on a special session (and our reps have one of the highest salaries in the nation for performing their CIVIC duty), but Fallin said on her Facebook page on October 18th that we have to put people over politics.
She said that in reference to the devastating cuts put into place that decimated a child abuse prevention program and outpatient mental health services.
Sure, we do need to put people over politics…but the politicians don’t really give a fuck about that. Continuing to destroy education, mental health care, and making it easier for abused children to fall through the cracks is much easier than raising the taxes on the oil magnates to help with the shortfall (meanwhile, we all pay extra in taxes this year for various things to help with the shortfall and our teachers get the short end of the stick financially). And, by the way, raising the tax wouldn’t take away jobs…because oil and gas jobs will stay where the oil and gas is located…and there’s a lot of oil and gas here. The politicians would just have less money lining their pockets.
If you’re going to be a governor…or a leader of any sort, you don’t just run your mouth. Lead by example. Get in there and get it fixed. But they don’t really want to fix it. They want to feel important.