Friday, May 1, 2009

Spoon Fed

There are two things I'm absolutely sick of hearing about. One is the swine flu. Seriously. This is not a pandemic, people. It's less than 200 confirmed infected cases WORLD WIDE and less than a dozen deaths. Do you know how many people die each year of regular strains of the flu in America alone? Between thirty and fifty thousand.

Yet, because the news media is telling us we're all going to die, drug store aisles are cleared of hand sanitizers and face masks. They should be calling this SHEEP FLU.

Secondly I'm tired to death of the drama about Miss California's response in regards to gay marriage. Do I agree with her stance? No, not at all. Do I think she's using religion as a crutch? Yes. But for fucks sake, people, the question was not "what does most of America think about gay marriage" it was what did SHE think about it. It's not an issue of being right or wrong, moral or immoral. She was asked for her opinion and she gave it. So, kudos to her for standing up for her own beliefs. That's the whole point of freedom of speech; to be able to say any thing that comes to mind. Short of, I suppose yelling FIRE in a theater. Or you know, saying I have a fat ass. That's just uncalled for. But just as people don't want to be told whom they can and can not love, so should they afford Miss California the ability to say what she thinks. Otherwise, they're simply no better than they accuse her of being.

The whole point of life, in my potentially dumbass, loudmouthed, self-serving and opinionated opinion is that you are turned loose on the world to find you way. To think for yourself. To find love where you can. To believe in something and stand behind it.

If life in America and it's constant barrage of new media hand holding and sensationalizing has taught me anything at all, it's that you've got to stand for something or your ass will organically bond to the toilet seat of your single wide and you'll have to be removed with a crane and you can damn sure bet that the angle the camera uses won't be flattering.

13 little kittens say Meow:

sheila said...

Preach it, sista!

Racie Lover said...

You said it, Thystle. Dame Edna called and she wants her crises back.

Ruby said...

I HEARD THAT!

Lorrie Veasey said...

Wow. I might totally agree with you...except i swallowed the whole "life is just a box of chocolates" years ago, and bought stock in Purell hand sanitizer.

But I do lerve the way you say things Thystle.

I am Trish Marie said...

Well said.

Bj in Dallas said...

Maybe as her punishment, Miss California should be forced to become Miss Pork USA and do PSA's about swine........
that would be classic

Nadine Hightower said...

OOOOh I like this side of you...all frisky and political.

Amen Sistagirl!

fattie20xl said...

the only deaths from swineflu were the mexican farmers who went to work IN THE FIELDS while sick with the flu. THEY DIED FROM EXHAUSTION!!!

because... THEY WORKED! IN THE FIELD!! WHILE SICK!!!!

Bobby's Dream said...

You go on with your bad self girl!

Holly West said...

First of all, your facts are a little off. There are currently 286 lab confirmed cases in the US ALONE. And, to Fattie20XL, there has actually been a death right here in Texas, where I live. This was a 17 month old child of a very wealthy and important family. So, before you start your soapboxing, get the facts right. To say this is a disease of poor migrant farmers is ignorant and bordering on prejudicial. I live in the Heart of where the most cases are cropping up, and I can say that I applaud the stance to err on the side of caution. There are many uninsured children and adults in this area, and if closing schools saves the spread of this flu and more deaths, then I say go for it.

Amy said...

I'm totally with you on the Miss California thing. If there was a WRONG answer, why did they even ask!? Srrrrrrsly.

fattie20xl said...

holly west,

#1 i've been on teh innertuberwebz since all there was was prodigy and aol. i'm not gonna get suckered into a flame war. sorry.

#2 you're a fuckwad.

Holly West said...

Wow, I didn't call you names or insult you...I was just expressing my opinion and correcting facts.