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Some Things That Make Me Mad...

  • Feb 6, 2010
Here's a list of pet peeves, major annoyances, and things that make me mad...
Any political system that is founded on the principles of democracy, freedom, and equality cannot function if that same system is restricted to two parties. In fact, the very idea of having political parties or partisanship is flawed. What we need is a political structure that allows for a greater diversity of ideas and beliefs. People cannot simply be categorized as right or left, red or blue, black or white. There's a whole spectrum of colors out there and there are just as many if not more ideas as to how the world's population should operate and interact. There is no way that a two-party, or even three-party system can accommodate the human race's needs. It's just not possible.
Rush Limbaugh
I can't believe that anyone, including Rush Limbaugh, could have respect for this guy. He's mean-spirited, greedy, boisterous, and quite plainly, a moron. The very fact that he would use a derogatory term like "retard" to describe a political candidate, or anyone for that matter, just goes to show what a cold-hearted bigot he is. Not to mention the fact that he actually said that he wanted the president to fail. Seriously, who wants the president to fail?
Since my mother worked as a social worker and I as a volunteer at my local library, I've known quite a few people with various physical and mental developmental disabilities. But I absolutely loathe the use of this word as an insult. People need to be sensitive to one another and accept the fact that certain individuals function differently than others, but this does not make them inferior in any way.
California Proposition 8 logos
Any law that declares that two people in love cannot be legally married is a law that supports inequality and intolerance. There is no difference between discriminating against a person because of their race, gender, age, religion, political affiliation, or their sexuality. Marriage is a socioeconomic arrangement between two people to support one another in what should be a mutually loving and caring relationship... how could anyone be opposed to that for any reason?
Another word that I greatly despise when used as an insult. The fact that this word is still commonly used is proof that we do not live in a country of equality. Until we can learn to accept one another as equals and as individuals, without the use of offensive and belittling language, we will never be a free country. The only time I will ever accept the usage of this word is as a slang term for cigarette or as a colloquial term for a piece of kindling wood.
John Edwards
The man is as deceptive as any politician, but even more selfish than most. Any man or woman capable of betraying their loved ones through an act of adultery should forever be weighted down by the guilt of their actions. That John Edwards was morally able to not only cheat on his wife, but to do so when she had cancer is just despicable.
I really don't understand how anyone could be so selfish as to betray a vow of trust or to intentionally mislead another person, especially one that they claim to love. Personally, I believe in the power of forgiveness... but I also believe in the importance of consequences. When it comes to second chances, they have to be earned and most don't deserve them.

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February 09, 2010
nice work on this list...although I don't necessarily hate # 6 but I am with you on #7. As for committing # 7, the most common excuse if "...It happened too fast."
February 09, 2010
This isn't a list of things or people I hate, but that really piss me off. If it were a list of things I hate, it would start of with genocide, Nazis, and things of a more violent nature. That list would just be too depressing.
February 07, 2010
To tell the truth I'm more offended by the guy who wrote the book on Edwards. He couldn't wait a couple of years until Edwards' wife died of her terminal cancer before he published it? Is he really that greedy that he couldn't wait a little longer for his money. An interesting thing about the alleged sex tape is that someone did the math and they determined that she couldn't possibly have been pregnant at the time. Something fishy there. In the course of American history I think there may have been 3 Presidents who didn't have mistresses--the one who wasn't married, Jimmy Carter, and Nixon. Nixon because, ew! I think Nixon's kids weren't even his own because, again, ew! It's something that comes with power. And then there's Kissinger! Double EW!!
February 09, 2010
That's a lot of EW and I don't want to disagree with you, but I think it quite likely that there were more than 3 out of the 44 presidents that were faithful to their wives. Statistics on adultery would suggest that's unlikely. However, it is hard to say. But I don't see someone looking like Abe Lincoln getting a lot in the way of extramarital activity.
February 09, 2010
That's statistics on adultery among nomral people, not those in positions of extreme power. That's an entirely differnt can of worms. Perhspas Lincoln might be in that category as well. I never considered him, oddly enough. But then his wife was a nut case and you need solace when you're married to a nut case and you're facing what no other president in the history of your country has ever faced. I don't know.
February 09, 2010
I find abstinence is more helpful in times of crisis than the diversions offered by sex.
February 10, 2010
There you go being all different again. =) Remember the Fight or Flight response? I think there are actually 3 Fs not 2; Fight, Flight, or Fuck.
February 12, 2010
What did that comment mean?
February 12, 2010
I mean that the adrenaline response is about the same. Didn't you ever see the episode of M.A.S.H. (the only one I did see) where Hawkeye and Hot Lips who hate each other get pinned down by enemy bombing and they're so terified that they start going at it? Same thing--the 2 Fs should really be 3.
February 13, 2010
No, I meant what did you mean by me being different? I'm normally this weird. ; )
February 13, 2010
Just a joke. Most people don't even like the idea of abstinence.
February 16, 2010
Well, I understand that, but I think it depends on why you're doing it. I'm certainly against the idea of abstaining from any of the pleasures in life based upon political or religious institutions demanding that you do so. However, if an individual chooses to do so of their own free will that's a different matter.

For me personally, I think that the sexual diversion we're talking about would fall into the flight category since it's essentially looking for an external source of distraction so that one can continue to deny the truth of their situation. That's why I'm against drugs too. Not that there's anything wrong with people experimenting with drugs for expanding their perceptions or for health reasons or whatever, but too many people run into various addictions as a form of escapism and I find that to be irresponsible both on a personal level but also socially.
February 16, 2010
Oh I agree. But my terminology is funnier and forgoes the long explanation.
February 16, 2010
Yeah, but you know me, I'm a sucker for long explanations. ; )
February 18, 2010
lol That you are.
February 07, 2010
I agree with each and every single one of your points. I hear kids as young as eleven calling people "faggots", and I hate the fact that people nowadays regard anything they do not like as "gay" and "retarted". I cannot believe the type of language that young kids are using these days.

Concerning your fourth point (California Proposition 8), I agree with you. Not to offend anyone, but my issue is the fact that, in America, we are supposedly allowed the freedom to choose which religion we follow (if we choose to follow one at all), yet the ban on same-sex marriages seems to have religious undertones, considering the number of Christian people who deem all homosexual people as sinners. Do you know the exact reason why they are not allowed to be married in some states? What is their justification?
February 07, 2010
No idea and I honestly don't care. The way I see it, marriage predates the Christian religious tradition by over 2,000 years and the idea that one religious group should think that they are entitled to dictate what constitutes as a proper and acceptable marriage is both ignorant and tyrannical. And the initial reason that Christians saw homosexuality as a sin to begin with wasn't a moral one. They were caught up in a fear that the human race would undergo a great catastrophe that would likely wipe out much of the human population, therefore any sexual pairing which could not produce offspring and continue the cycle of human reproduction was deemed inappropriate. There's evidence of this throughout the entire story of "Sodom and Gomorrah". However, early religious leaders then turned it into an issue of morality so that they could condemn people who they saw as not conforming to their code of ethics. Really it was just an excuse to encourage homophobia and intolerance.
February 07, 2010
I did not know all of that, but thank you for the response. It really is ridiculous. If a person is uncomfortable for whatever reason with homosexuality, they should deal with the problem themselves, by either learning to accept it or simply ignoring it. The fact that we have tried so hard to prevent same-sex marriages shows how little tolerance we truly have; we would rather ruin other people's happiness than learn to deal with something that we don't like. It is more painful for them to not be allowed to get married than it would be for us to have to deal with it.
February 07, 2010
Good point.
February 07, 2010
Thanks. To you as well.
February 07, 2010
But the use something in Leviticus as their justification for saying that homosexuality is an abomination to God. I don't think they're really that affraid of not being able to repopulate the earth. You' recall that Noah and his 3 sons did just fine.
February 09, 2010
Yeah, but that's a fairy tale, not to mention that it predates most of the other Biblical stories. In all likelihood it was ripped from the legend of Gilgamesh and the Great Flood. Most Bible stories were simply reinventions of other myths anyway.
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