Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Happy Anniversary To Me

One year today - Not sober...blogging.

Because it is my one year anniversary, I am going to share some insights and get a few things off of my chest:

1. People who call into talk radio shows are the dumbest people on the planet. We don't want to hear your opinion if you can't even complete a sentence in which there is subject/verb agreement.


2. Speaking of difficulty completing a sentence (he says using an incomplete sentence)... Arizona - #1 Dumb. This article ran on today's local web news (AZCentral.com). In case you don't care to read the entire article, I will summarize it for you: Arizona is the dumbest state in the U.S. It's true, we are even dumber than Kentucky. This page then takes comments from subscribers. Here are the comments (or as we say in Arizona, Here is the comments): Comments.

My favorite comment is the third one from the top which reads:

"Those idiots don't know nothing about us. How they can make that statement. Is it because we have so many splanglish speakers that are uneducated. Let them think whatever they want." (Carl4480, October 17, 2006 09:54AM)

Well said Carl4480!! You really put those bastards in their place.



3. Apparently North Korea is going to try again. After it's first attempt to set off an atomic bomb ended with a bit of a disappointment, it appears that North Korea has something to prove. The first test was described as follows on CNN.com:

"The analysis detected radioactive debris, indicating the explosive yield was less than one kiloton, said a statement from John Negroponte's office. That is relatively small for a nuclear test."

Apparently you ladies are right; size matters. Kim Jong-il is clearly suffering a little A-Bomb envy - I guess what they say about Asian Communist Party leaders is true. Let's just all pray that Kenya doesn't get the bomb. Completely racist and out of line and I apologize for sinking to such depths for a laugh - now shut up - it's my anniversary.



4. It pisses me off that Erin O'Brien has copyrighted her blog. That means that everytime I mention Erin O'Brien on my blog, I likely have to pay some sort of royalty to Erin O'Brien. By now, I probably owe Erin O'Brien around $12.95. Erin O'Brien isn't going to see a damn penny! Sue me, Erin O'Brien, if you have the guts! That's right, I am calling you out,Erin O'Brien. Erin O'Brien is a giant chicken-sh*# and I laugh in the face of Erin O'Brien's copyright - HA!!!



5. If Barry Goldwater was alive today, I would vote for him. Before I catch a lot of crap from the political left regarding Barry Goldwater and his conservative movement, hear me out. Conservatism is not the crap that the Republican Party is cramming down our throats today. Barry Goldwater was pro-choice. He was for small government. He stood for personal liberties and state's rights. He may have propelled Regan's political career, but he did not mix in fundamentalist religion with his political beliefs. Regan may have been a hero to many (most of whom probably don't even really know why) but in reality, he began the bastardization of the Republican Party and started it down the path to where it is today. The closest thing we have to Goldwater Republicanism right now is the Libertarian Party - and as soon as they can field candidates that aren't complete whackos, they will have my vote.

By the way - REGISTER TO VOTE IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY. It is time to kick the crooks and pedophiles out of our government.



Don't get confused by the media's attempts to connect this guy with homosexuality. It is not the same. I have no issue with voting for someone who is openly gay. I have a big problem with someone who approaches underage men or women. That's wrong. He should be kicked out of office and put in jail.

However, she did nothing wrong.



I am just kidding of course. I think this actually raises a double standard that we hold. If Foley had limited his e-mails to females, the media would have already let this go. In the instance of a female seducing a young male, the media almost glamorizes it. By "almost" I mean that they parade it on every news show and quasi-news show (Entertainment Tonight, etc.) and treat her like Paris Hilton. She should be in prison. She should register as a sex offender.

6. Since someone brought up the issue of homosexuality, I want to openly state that I support homosexual "marriage." The problem I have is with openly gay individuals who expect the church (and especially the Catholic Church) to accept and approve of them. That issue is a red-herring for the cause and they should move away from convincing the church to recognize their union. It is the GOVERNMENT that should recognize this union. Marriage is a legal contract between two individuals. With it comes the right to inherit, rights related to healthcare decisions, the right to file a joint tax returns and other such fundamental rights. Any two consenting adults should be permitted to enter into a life contract such as this and should enjoy the same rights (and miseries) that I do as a man married to a woman.

Meanwhile, Christianity-based religions are not forced to recognize marriage, nor should they be. The Catholic Church (insert Lutheran, Baptist, etc.) is not a governmental entity. You are not forced to belong to the church; you do not have a choice whether to be subject to the government (unless, of course, you leave the country). My point - Government has a duty to treat us each equally. Private, voluntary organizations have the right to discriminate as to their members.

I feel the same way about Augusta National Golf Club being forced to accept women - they are a PRIVATE club and should not be forced to accept women as members. I think their decision to limit membership to men is stupid - but they have a right to do so. Likewise, you may go buy some land, build your own golf course and exclude stupid white men from your membership.

WELL, that's it. I'm stepping down from my soap box (until I feel like getting back on it again). Thanks for a wonderful year!

26 Comments:

Anonymous kagemusha provided this enlightening comment...

I share the same soapbox with you on most issues, stand on a nearby soapbox with you on others, and shake my head in disbelief that your soapbox could be so far away from mine on others (clearly, your soapbox has drifted from reality).

Issue one: I would note that the local talk shows are dominated by Cardinals fans. Let’s just say that group is not comprised of the “swiftest ponies in the corral”--if you know what I mean. Some people call their devotion being “true to the team”. I say it is simply being too lazy to find a real sports team to cheer for. Go Mets!!!

Issue 2: We ain’t dumb. Are not. Are not. Are not. Carl4480 is the lone voice of reason crying in the wilderness.

Issue 3: “You dropped the bomb on me, baby”

Issue 4: Careful, Erin O’Brien may use your old gardener for legal advice. She will take everything you own.

Issue 5: Two part response: sexual predators—go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Barry Goldwater---meh. However, downward spiral of Republican party, agree in part.

Issue 6: Freedom of Association---agree, hang out with whomever you wish. I cannot force myself upon your group (except in the case of going out to lunch, in which case I am coming along—so deal with it). Should not, and I believe, cannot, force a religion, group, association or whatever, to recognize your lifelong commitment. “Marriage” as defined by those groups only applies to those groups. You cannot force yourself upon those groups.

10:56 AM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien provided this enlightening comment...

Listen up dude! That (c) thingie is seriously effing legal shit! Don't eff around with me! I'm effing serious!

I am one big mean broad and I know what eff I'm doing.

Hey! Way I effing figger it, you owe my ass almost TWENTY BUCKS by now. TWENTY BUCKS! I can buy thirty cans of Stroh's beer with that and have $5 left over for pizza. I'm keeping serious effing track of it!

Whao. Just noticed something. Will check back later dude. Lost my underwear ...

3:43 PM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger Hairy Prison Guard provided this enlightening comment...

Nobody gives a damn about you. You are BOYCOTTED. Crawl back into your hole and curl up and go to sleep. Your opinions are no more interesting than the food they serve in the prisons where I work.

You are BOYCOTTED.

I hope you have to go to jail for stealing from Ms. Erin O'Brien because of her copyright.

Then I can flog you for real.

You are BOYCOTTED.

8:20 PM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger Captain Carl provided this enlightening comment...

Arrrr.....

will you marry me?......

9:26 PM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Pinky, I am too drunk and tired to comment on everything you have mentioned. I had thoughts throughout, but now I forget. All I want to do right now is have sex but my outrageously handsome husband is already fast asleep. So I will just have to master the bate.

Happy Aniversary! Mine is coming up also. We should have a drunk blogging party in the next couple of days. Friday's my day - the 20th so that works for me.

P.S. That guy is very stupid.

Did you hear of the verbal error of a milwaukee journalist? The guy who climbed mount Everest, "but... he's gay... oh no, he's gay... he's blind..." WTF? How does one confuse homosexuality with blindness?

I can't even begin to attempt an explanation for that one.

10:41 PM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger Toby provided this enlightening comment...

Don't sell yourself short. #2 is "...according to an independent research and publishing company in Kansas." They're the fundys who had evolution replaced with creationism in the state's science curriculum.

12:03 PM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger Toby provided this enlightening comment...

PDD, he just finished reporting on a story that was about something gay. He even smirked and aksed "where did that come from?" It was all rather innocent, the rest of the media blew it all out of context.

12:05 PM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger Chuck Dawson provided this enlightening comment...

Happy anniversary!

6:44 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger crusher provided this enlightening comment...

Happy anniversary!

6:45 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger Apostle Chip provided this enlightening comment...

Happy anniversary!

6:46 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger Frank Tocci provided this enlightening comment...

Happy anniversary!

6:46 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger Linda Maloney provided this enlightening comment...

Happy anniversary!

6:47 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger Crick provided this enlightening comment...

Happy anniversary!

6:47 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger Dante provided this enlightening comment...

Happy anniversary!

6:48 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Kick ass...the whole gang came back just to wish me a happy anniversary. Chuck, Crusher, Apostle Chip, Linda Maloney, Frank Tocci, Gilly and Crick - I love you guys. What a special day.

Hairy Prison Guard came by. PDD was here. Kagemusha stopped by and droned on and on...Erin, Toby and Captain Carl. Thank you all for a wonderful one year anniversary.

7:54 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger Chuck Dawson provided this enlightening comment...

Omar would be here too but he got hacked.

as did Chester Shunt.

purvis loves you.

9:48 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

OMG! We truly truly truly are all back!

8:10 PM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger Toby provided this enlightening comment...

break a leg

10:56 AM, October 21, 2006  
Blogger Bostick provided this enlightening comment...

Killer blog dude

12:49 PM, October 21, 2006  
Blogger The Phoenix provided this enlightening comment...

Whoa...now that's a spicy meatball.

Happy anniversary Pinky.

12:07 PM, October 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Toby, Bostick, Phoenix, PDD - thank you all for stopping by.

Off line, Kagemusha and I debated the same-sex marriage issue. He eventually admitted that I am right.

9:10 PM, October 22, 2006  
Anonymous kagemusha provided this enlightening comment...

Liar.

12:34 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

hee, hee, hee.

7:23 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I have married together same sex, with my hands.

(Kagemusha's liar response made me laugh)

12:13 PM, October 24, 2006  
Blogger josh williams provided this enlightening comment...

Nice post pinkey.

9:28 PM, October 26, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Josh, thank you for that nice comment. Stop by any time.

10:41 PM, October 26, 2006  

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