So heres my latest pet peeve...... the newest PSA ad by the "AD" council to combat aggressive texting......
The biggest problem in my view is the lack of communication, not from the aggressive texter but the lack of the response from the reciepient . The assumption being that "if I ignore him/her that s/he will stop texting eventually." That assumption is dead wrong. There are many motivations behind not responding so I'll deal with em one at a time like I do in most of my blogs.
1. (the biggest stated reason) I don't want to hurt his/her feelings. ------ I call bull on that, not only does not responding hurt their feelings, it adds confusion of intent, inherently making it worse.
2. S/He's annoying me. ----- anyone worthy of getting your number is worthy of a response, positive OR negative. If they annoy you, tell them as much, the lack of a response is a basic lack of honesty. How can you expect honesty from others when you dont display it yourself?
3. S/He's not whom I thought s/he was when i gave him/her my number. ------ another one i call bull on, if you didnt think someone was the way they are, you didnt pay attention to the person, in words and behavior, for whatever reason. Since that is on you, its your responsibility to tell them to piss off.
4. I liked him/her at first, but someone else came along i like more and #1^. ------- again bull, but in this case its not that you didnt want to hurt his/her feelings, its more you dont want to be called a slut/whore whatever. This one you just have to stand up, take the arrow of the namecall, because, again, your actions initiated that type of response.
5. I dont have time to respond. ----- If you dont have time to respond to someone whom has your cellphone number, that person never should have gotten your number in the first place. Another case where you need to tell someone to shut up , piss off, or whatever.
So the big thing here is the lack of courage or lack of willingness to respond negatively to those annoying you with aggressive texting. the bottom line is YOU NEED TO RESPOND, whether that response is positive or negative, and SOOOOOO many people are not willing to take the few seconds to do that. Get courage, you'll do ppl a favor by not leaving them hanging, and yourself a favor but cutting off aggressive texting before it starts!
Soooooooooooooooo I just discovered someone decided october is also domestic abuse awareness month in addition to breast cancer awareness month........
First off, i dont mind anyone supporting breast cancer awareness...... as long as you are fully aware that you are actually helping the cause, (not just cuz someone said you are) so make sure that $8 t shirt you bought to support breast cancer awareness is throwing more than 50 cents per shirt for charity, or ur getting ripped off...... financially, and emotionally.
now the big one....... domestic abuse awareness month. let me cover the basics of human interaction outside of a hermit youll never reach anyway, is there someone NOT aware that domestic violence happens AND that its wrong? if so I'd like to meet this person.
the obvious is there, everyone knows, ok, get it? got it? good...... moving on ....... its my humble opinion buying crap for "awareness of this issue" is a domestic abuse all to itself..... not only is everyone already aware of the issue, those that commit such horrid acts, wont give a rip how much money is raised for the victims, as the offenders are genuinely "evil people" and will not be changing their tune anytime soon. so what's the point of buying something to show you care when the proceeds do nothing to raise awareness of the cause? I mean , its not like everyone doesnt already know about it, and those that do know about it, and still do it, dont care..... youre not gonna make them care raising money either. These are just indisputable facts.
That makes raising money for this cause, another abuse...... and a double edged abuse at that...... not only was money taken from your wallet , to do literally nothing, you also get ripped off emotionally. Those that were actually abused get the scar effect of the topic being brought back up in their face, those not previously abused suffer the abuse of having their emotions used against them for someone else to profit.
Its nice and all to support causes, but be fully aware of what you are getting yourself into and why, and dont be ruled by your emotions, abusers prey on emotions way way way way way WAY FAR MORE than domestic abusers actually do physical abuse to thier victims.
Dont perpetuate the cycle!
Another inspirational blog by yours truly.......
So here's the deal, I was in a bar the other day, talking to a midget friend of mine (no really he's legitly a midget) and he tells me the word "midget" is offensive. I told him what I thought, because were friends and we dont have to walk on eggshells around each other and now I tell the fu-world what i think.
"words", "names", "identifying characteristics", are NOT offensive and people need to get off their high horse about that shit. INTENT is everything when it comes to words, names and identifying characteristics.. Situational use of words means everything, and Im not talking about the situations as in whom you are in front of and whom you are not, because regardless of that aspect of situations your intent in use of words is the same. Im talking about HOW you use the words, what phrasing and what intent is behind the use, when you use them.
This concept is why black people can claim to use "nigger" , "nigga" or whatever other slang term they use to identify each other and white people cant use the very same term in a politically correct society. Its utterly rediculous that words get banned from societal use, merely because one group of people find the word offensive, and NEVER address the real problem, intent.
I dont care about the color of your skin or how tall you are, "midget", "beaner", "nigger" and other such words all have both positive and negative intents behind them and people should be judged on their individual use of them AND individual intent, instead of this rediculousness of an entire word be stricken from a language because "sometimes" it gets used in a bad light.
So to those who take offense to those "words" first off, grow a sack, there are far more things to be offended about in this world than what name someone identifies you by. Secondly, you better hope that person meant it offensively before you open your trap, or you just misjudged someone else for the use of word not intended to be offensive.
The practice of banning words is ultimately lazy, how about we pay attention to those saying them and when and figure out if theyre just an asshole or not? the world would get along much better that way and 90% of the population wouldnt have to walk on eggshells that way. and , for the record, Im not an asshole, most that know me know this, but to the politically correct world, I AM an asshole, its a badge i wear with pride and will continue to ear that badge because i dont fear political correctness in any shape form or manner.
ok this guy and I are never breaking up
*they break up*
I didnt sleep with this guy
*they spend TEN days together (didnt being him my ass , lmao)
youre a liar
no im not (says person with fake account)
you know the dude played em both, whomever he is......
I wonder what its like to be played like fiddles?
As long as people will behave like its highschool, those people will never be happy, or genuine, or keep a dude longer than a new york minute. both people in said conversation havent left high school I think
I laughed so hard I snorted soda all over my bedding......... thanks ladies, youre both pieces of shit, but you both gave me one FUCK of a laugh.....carry on sluts!
So , according to ESPN (and this is reading between the lines, they can't openly say it because they have no balls to report opinions directly) the entirety of the NFL is now homophobic for not drafting Micheal Sam, the presumably first openly gay nfl player. He had been projected to go in the 4th or 5th round of the draft, at this point in time its well into the 6th round and he hasn't been drafted.
Because he hasn't been drafted yet, the nfl and all its teams are now homophobic, according to ESPN, merely because according to their talking heads he should have been drafted higher. Gotta love socialist agendas embedded into sports media, right?
Whether he gets drafted or not, I don't care, if the kid has talent he'll play in the league, making money is FAR FAR FAR more important than whether he is gay or not....... but the sports media, give me a friggin break ........ if you care SO much about wehether a dude is gay or not, go be a gay rights activist and stop pretending to be a sports talking head.
What I want from ym sports media talking heads are people that actually talk about sports, not social issues of the day. We already have a political news media that covers social issues ad-nausium as it is......... I watch sports to unplug from reality, not get hounded by talking heads' oscial opinions of the day that will literally change as the wind blows........ it doesnt make you more popular, so build a bridge and get over it.
By highlighting these social issues and hounding on them, instead of focusing on the sports you cover, you do the sport you cover a disservice. Not only is your time taken away from being a good sports reporter/evaluator, but the sport you cover is losing popularity as a result, due to it not getting accurate covereage.
Now, if you talking heads want to do a speech somewhere OUTSIDE of the sports media/range, say a high school commencement address or a paid speech and you want to talk about social issues then, by all means, go for it. But as sports media guys, your job is to cover the sport, not include things that dont matter outside of sports, into sports.
I WANT MY SPORTS BACK!
i feel like i dont something wrong
do I start with spelling or grammar? lmao
This morning, the results of a $500,000 study were released by the research team employed by the federal government. Mind you this is OUR tax money being spent. The results of this study concluded that the burning of ethanol (the fuel made by corn and soybeans) leaves a larger "carbon footprint" than the burning of gasoline. Most of us "commonfolk" knew that already, because, well, its common sense.
So in short, a fuel, not fully researched, was forced into the marketplace by the government at the cost of billions to redevelop and redesign cars and trucks, build processing plants, institute infrastructure, and inconvenience hundreds of millions of people. The average annual cost of this undertaking is $750 per man, woman, and child in the U.S. per year.
This study, that cost 500k, could have saved billions, instead it cost us all because people went forward without fully researching the subject.
Makes you wonder how much worse its going to get with the health care system now.
I was all prepared to go high horse on you all but I know it doesnt ring well with people.
In all honesty though, Im dissappointed that, to a lot of my friends, celebrating getting high is more important than celebrating easter, no matter what incarnation of celebrating easster you do. I know societally, theres a big rush to remove god from everything and that ties into the push to emphasizing the fact that its "420" over the fact that its easter.
To me, celebrating easter is celebrating family, along with celebrating the crucifixtion and ressurrection of christ, as I am religious as well. Either way, its not about me, its about my loved ones, and especially the younger ones to give them the happiest day possible. So when I see all this celebration of getting high and not a celebration of a good time with your loved ones, it just disappoints me. It's time for me to go celebrate with my family now. Hopefully some of you can take this to heart and not get offended, if you do, just remember , I am no one special, Im not better than you, but it might be time to reflect a bit.
So I just got home from work and got settled in, having a slice of pizza (dont hate that, thats for sure lol) and first thing i see on my feed is a blog about gay rights. in this blog i see the word hate thrown around quite a bit, even fromm the historical context. It bugged me, I wont lie. The use of this term gets thrown around so so SOOOOO much these days and because it has, its lost its meaning.
so I thought i would use my brain just a little bit, not too much or I'll go crosseyed .
Hate IS the severe dislike for someone or something to the point one can not stand him/her or it.
Hate is NOT a cultural disagreement.
Hate is NOT a religious disagreement.
Hate is NOT even the pursuit of restricting someone's rights or freedoms in the name of government race or creed. That's just discrimination.
Hate IS severe anger.
Right now, "hate" is the political football word for STFU, Im right, youre wrong and thats that.
I hate that btw.
you can't disagree anymore, or its "hate".
I hate censorship. That's for sure.
There are lots of things to hate in this world, and a lot of those things are justified.
But just because someone claims its hate does NOT mean it is. Get educated, learn the difference, and feel free to have disagreements!
being different and having disagreements is what makes the world go round, not shutting up because someone else claimed its hate. You KNOW whats in your heart, dont let someone else tell you whats there.