Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Resolutions and Wishes for 2016

Hi, folks.  Here once again with my list of resolutions and wishes for the coming year.  Needless to say that 2015 has been an interesting year in almost every aspect.  And while I can spend an entire year coming up with stuff to put here, I figure I'll just limit it list to the top whatever pops into my head.  Enjoy.

  1. Can we please stop being shocked, surprised, or otherwise outraged by ANYTHING that Donald Trump says?  Here's how this always works out.  Trump says something stupid about Muslims, Blacks, Women, Immigrants, etc., folks get outraged, Trump gets free media coverage, his poll numbers go up.  Wash.  Rinse.  Repeat.

  2. It's time to finally DUMP MSNBC.  I've been making this resolution for 3 years now, and if an entire hour being devoted to Donald Trump isn't enough to convince you that this is no longer a "liberal" network, then there's not much more that will.  Judging from my Twitter timeline, many of you must be sadists who enjoy hate-watching Joe Scarborough every morning.

  3. If you're thinking "I'm not going to vote if MY candidate doesn't get the nomination", then you DON'T get to call yourself "liberal", or "progressive", or even a Democrat.  What you are is a selfish, self-entitled, whiny little bitch-baby who is willing to make the rest of the country suffer because you didn't get your way.  You know, like you did in 2010...and 2014.

  4. You're not going to get people to support your candidate by trashing everyone else's (and their supporters).  I'm not saying one side is worse than the other, but as a Hillary supporter I'm frankly "Bern'd Out" by folks who think that screeching negativity at me in ALL CAPS is going to get me to come over to their side.  I respect the fact that you support a guy who's only running as a Democrat out of political expediency, but bullying and name calling isn't going to get me or anyone else to do likewise.  Want proof, take a look at the latest poll numbers.

  5. Don't delude yourself into thinking that these so-called "Republicans for Bernie" are actually going to vote for him in 2016.  This time I am talking to the Bernie Sanders folks.  Think about this.  These are the folks who called Obama a "Socialist" (not to mention Communist, Fascist, Nazi, Muslim, Arab, and stoned Gay man) because they didn't like his policies (and because they were to chicken-shit to use the word they REALLY want to use).  Do you honestly think that they're going to turn around and vote for someone who proudly admits to being an actual Socialist?  Seriously?  I mean...SERIOUSLY?!

  6. White Genocide...NOT a thing.

  7. White Privilege...IS a thing.

  8. Black Lives Matter.  Do I even need to go into detail?  Didn't think so.

  9. To my fellow LGBTQ folks, like the song says "IT'S NOT OVAH".  Yeah, we got the big one - legalized same-sex marriage in every state.  But now you have a whole cadre of Kim Davis homophobes -- many of whom suddenly became born-again Christians on June 26, 2015 -- claiming "religious liberty" as their right to discriminate, and pretty much every current GOP presidential candidate willing to support them.  Not to mention there's still housing discrimination, job discrimination, and just plain discrimination.  There's still plenty of work to do for true equality.

  10. Now enough of this politics slop. Let's move on to some other musings.
  11. Fellas, can we PLEASE do away with the "man-bun".  I get it.  You want to explore your androgynous side, your metro-sexual side, or whatever.  But seriously, it looks like you're carrying a big hairy turd on top of your head.  This thing needs to be thrown into the same appalling dung-heap as "meggings" and "guy-liner".   And speaking thusly...

  12. Forget "deflate-gate" and "concussion-gate".  The Roger Goodell needs to come up with a solution for what I think will be the next big NFL controversy..."WEAVE-GATE".  Lately we've been seeing a lot of long-haired receivers being tackled by their weaves sticking out the back of their helmets.  This is something that I think needs to be addressed quickly, or else we're going to have receivers coming out of games with bloody scalps while their opponents go over to the sidelines with fistfuls of hair in their hands.

  13. To Philadelphia EAGLES owner Jeffry Lurie.  Next time how about hiring a coach who doesn't see the team as part of his own fantasy football league.  Bringing in a bunch of big names with big numbers may look good on paper, but then they actually have to PLAY together.  And it's worse when your guy totally dismantles a winning team that was 10-6 for the previous two seasons to do it.  Maybe for the next coach you'll want to wait until he actually WINS a playoff game before letting him make personnel decisions, 'kay?

  14. Finally, can we all PLEASE just lighten up for 2016.  It seems as if a lot of you, particularly those of you reading this on Dkos, subscribe to the ridiculous notion that being an "activist" means that you must be in a perpetual state of pissed-off, and you must always be on the lookout for something new to be angry about.  I'm as much for political correctness as the next liberal, but just because someone says the word "Gay" (or Black, or Woman, etc.) with a bit of a titter in their voice, doesn't mean they're making some kind of derogatory joke that you should take personally.  I think some folks have no real idea what they actually SHOULD be angry about, so they just decide easier to be angry about EVERYTHING.  This is what I call "lazy activism".  How about developing a sense of humor for the new year, and saving your anger for the stuff you should really be angry about.
And with that, I wish you all of God's blessings and prosperity for the New Year!  All the best!