When my mom was teaching me how to drive, we were going to pick up my brother from something. I was driving, she was navigating. She said “Turn right here,” so I turned right right there. Apparently, “Turn right here” means “turn left about 50 feet farther up.”
There’s not a “to,” it’s just “Zoo Says No Panda Cub.” Goat’s reading the Washington Post.
I don’t know. I’ve noticed that I was an idiot, 10 months ago.
To quote one of my dad’s shirts:
“98% of lawyers make the rest look bad”
Go to xkcd.com/2249/. It’s a new decade.
That’s the brst music joke I’ve ever seen
Japan, I think.
(Continued from “When I was young…other 50%.”)
Don’t “vote blue no matter who,” and don’t say “better red than dead.” Are you kidding me!? Those are horrible ideas! Voting for someone because “they’re better than [opponent]” is literally what got us into the whole mess our politics have become. Study the candidates, research their policies, talk to people (especially those who disagree with you politically) and explain your views (and let them explain their views), but don’t just scream “VOTE BLUE 2020!!” and expect it to fix anything. If it was that easy, you can bet you’re bottom dollar that I’d have already fixed it by screaming “DON’T BE AN IDIOT, DO YOUR RESEARCH FOR 2020!!” Pissing off 50% of the population won’t fix anything, but explaining, talking, and researching will. After all, it’s already helped me understand my Democrat friends (I’m not a Republican, because I REFUSE to join a political pary, but I am more right wing than left) and helped them understand me; and that’s that’s the first atep to fixing everything and making 2020 less crappy: understanding.
I couldn’t get any of the bold to work, so just pretend everything in all-caps is bolded as well.
When I was young, I remember one of my older cousins telling a story likely pulled from FaceBook. It went a little something like this (I’ll flag reasons for telling this story with a number in brackets):
An elementary school student is in class, and his teacher is talking about President Obama (I told you this was years ago, right?), going on and on about how amazing Obama is 1. The student pipes up and says “Obama isn’t that great” 2. The teacher asks him why 3, and he responds “My mom’s a Republican and my dad’s a Republican, so that makes me a Republican” 4. The teacher fires back with “What if you’re mom was insane and your dad was a moron” 5? The kid responds “That would make me a Democrat” 6.
1. No elementary school teacher should be talking about their political views in class. It isn’t their place.
2. Good on the kid for standing up for what he believes in…(see 4)
3. Good on the teacher for asking why instead of screaming at him.
4. (continued from 2)…but hat is _literally_the worst reasoning you could possibly have.
5. Good on the teacher for giving an easy-to-understand example of exactly why that was crappy reasoning.
6. And finally, the idiot student had to make it worse by deliberately and maliciously misinterpreting the example to throw a petty jab at his “enemies.”
Now, this story is likely false. However, I share it for a reason. If you swap Obama with Trump, and swap “Democrat” with “Republican” (and vice versa), the story is just as accurate in it’s portrayal of the actions of parties (the kid) and hoe parties view their own actions (the teacher). Which leads me to my next point: we need to stop being so partisan. Don’t call the 50% of the population who disagree with you “cultists,” or “morons,” or “insane,” or “idiots,” or any other insulting and demeaning term you can think of; remember, no matter who wins in 2020, 2024, and beyond, you’ll still have to work with that other 50%. (To be continued)
I think it’s 365.2425