Category Archives: Culture

One Bad Apple

I was just watching Electric Company with the kids. The episode was about a guy who had to write a paper for a writing course, the word he had to base the story off was “refrigerator”.  With the help of one of his friends they decided the story would be a western set in a refrigerator, with food items being the characters.  So far so good (well lame, but it is a kids show).

In this town people are only allowed to say positive words (you don’t want to offend or hurt anyones feelings).  Along comes an apple who only has negative things to say, words like “rotten”, “miserable”, “lousy”.  All of the other food items are offended and hurt, and they can’t wait for the sheriff to get back in town so he can run off the spewer of evil negative words.

Once the sheriff gets back to town the solution is to have a word out (no shoot out), and the loser (oops, negative) has to leave town.  Naturally the kind talking sheriff wins the word out and the bad apple has to leave town.  The town folk bid the apple farewell with nice positive words, and the apple is stunned they still had nice things to say to him, even after all of the negative things he has said.  The apple then says some positive words about the town and it’s residents, and maybe he would come back some day, and the town folk said that would be OK.

I don’t have a problem with teaching kids about using kind words, but this episode was really all about teaching intolerance.  As usual with liberals they talk a great game, they put “co-exist” bumper stickers on their cars and say they want nicey nicey.  But when it comes down to it they are totally intolerant of speech that goes against their thinking.

The first amendment is not about protecting speech we all like, it’s about protecting speech we don’t like.  It is there to enable people to speak negatively if they so desire, and to prevent the government from quelling that speech.  But if you are in an Electric Company town, you must say nice things they agree with, or pack up and leave town.

The best part, as you all know, Electric Company is a PBS show.  So some of our tax dollars are going to spread the word of intolerance.  Yet liberals will never admit, and will argue to the contrary, that government-funded PBS or NPR don’t have a liberal agenda.

Sgt. Hug

 

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Culture

In the Waiting Line

This isn’t really a big deal, but I found it amusing and irritating at the same time.

I’m standing in the checkout lane at Wal-Mart with a cart about half full, when this guy walks up and starts invading my space a bit. As I am ignoring him he asks “Sir, could I go in front of you, I only have a couple of things”. I turn around and he is in his early 20’s, juggling/balancing about eight items. Looking him straight in the face I say “Well, if I let you in front of me, and every person who walks up who asks the same thing, I’ll be here all night”. He says in a particularly sheepish to girlish voice “It’s just me”. Being the kind hearted person I am, I turned around and made him wait.

Now, because this kid was too stupid to grab a basket as he walked in, therefore causing him to struggle with his handful of items…somehow I need to accommodate that stupidity by letting him get ahead of me in line. This kid clearly hasn’t spent a day in the military…a place in line is like gold. Trust me when I say, I have witnessed epic fights over a place in the chow line before.

Anyway, people out there, if you make the tragic mistake of not using the store provided basket, suck it up. And sure as hell don’t whine to me about it.

Full disclosure, if he had been a senior citizen, or a very attractive female, I would have let them go in front of me.

This is also the first post from my phone, while I’m lying in bed…when I should be sleeping.

Sgt. Hug

Leave a comment

Filed under Culture

Got Murder?

Is Casey Anthony guilty of murdering her two-year old daughter?  No one knows for sure.  I did not hang on every second of this trial, but even a lay person like myself could see it would be hard to convict without DNA proof, eyewitness proof, video proof, fingerprints, etc.  My gut says she did it, all the bizarre behavior, changing stories, outright lies to the police, partying with friends while her daughter was missing…for 31 days before being reported as such.  But unfortunately, the hard evidence wasn’t there.  Warts and all, the justice system worked just like it is supposed to, the burden of proof was on the prosecution…and they didn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt she was the killer.  I think the jury, with the information presented to them, made the only choice they could.  Now a person sick and twisted enough to kill her own child in order to live a care free life will walk free, unless she didn’t do it…

Sgt. Hug

Leave a comment

Filed under Culture