9.21.2017

So... some random #news stories I was reading today... dang, this country is pissing me off.


I don't know when or how but somewhere along the line, the last 10 years has found us turning into egotistical, arrogant assholes who believe OUR opinion shall be infringed on everyone else.  Who believe protesting means looting, setting fires and committing violence.  That a strong leader who loves America and wants to see this country great again (as it started to fail pathetically under Obama) is a bad thing.  Celebrities and athletes that promote their own political views and use their fan base and popularity to spread it - even when it's flawed or just down right factually incorrect. 

People are starting to spy on each other; judge someone's parenting and turn them into DHS not because they are doing anything wrong but because it simply isn't the same parenting style they hold.  Faux religions are given precedent over legit.  Rape, spousal beatings, honor killings and genital mutilations are being slowly accepted as a cultural difference....

The list goes on and on and on.

Well, this morning, as usual, I had my morning coffee and I was reading random news stories from all over the globe, from all different sources and darnit - I just find it so frustrating.  GONE is common sense, ethics, morals and decency.  What kind of a world are my kids and grandchildren left with?

Well... anyway.  That was my little 'vent' this morning. 

Sadness. Frustration.

It's just the coffee talking.




In the meantime here are just a few random stories that were the last ones I was reading before my (4th) cup of coffee was gone and I had finished reading the morning news....


Customers Outraged After Buffalo Wild Wings Silences National Anthem


Customers at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale say an employee refused to let them hear the anthem before an NFL game Monday night – which happened to be the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Modesto school suspends 5-year-old boy for 'terroristic threats'

Michelle Riley, Jackson's mother, said her son refused to remove his backpack, telling a teacher there was a bomb in it that would explode if he took it off. The backpack was actually empty.


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Texas prof resigns from law firm after tweeting he'd be 'ok' with DeVos sexual assault


A Texas professor and lawyer reportedly has resigned from his firm after tweeting that he’d be “ok” with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos being sexually assaulted.


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Florida teacher asks students to use gender-neutral pronouns, angering parents


Chloe Bressack, a math and science teacher recently hired at Canopy Oaks Elementary in Tallahassee, wrote the letter to parents as a way of introducing herself and her classroom methods, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

“One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender-neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. [pronounced Mix],” Bressack wrote in the letter. “My pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.' I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural, but students catch on pretty quickly.”