atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3688: The Friday evening post

I may--or may not--still end up going to the grocery store. I'm also thinking about having some Chinese food; originally I had thought to cook it myself, but now I'm starting to think that some sesame chicken would hit the spot.

Well, whatev.

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Dumbass woman acts like a complete douchebag, posts pictures of her douchebaggery on the Internet, and gets fired for it.

To be honest, I've got mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, did she really deserve to lose her job over this? On the other hand, I'm fuckin' tired of this kind of stupid shit done by people who apparently never managed to advance past adolescence.

Acting badly in public should result in mass approbrium of your infantile conduct. This is how it used to be before the hippies and the "me generation" undid so much of the moral underpinnings of our society--and if you did something massively asinine in public that reflected badly on your employer, you got fired. Period.

All right, she and her friend thought it was funny, and simply posing for the picture and raising no other ruckus is--well, peurile, but not very disruptive. Rude and stupid, but people are rude and stupid all the time. But posting this image on her Facebook page was a serious mistake, because once something's on the Internet it's permanently out there, and you have no control over who sees it.

Instead of merely offending whoever was there at the time who happened to be looking the right way, then, this twit deliberately published the photograph and managed to offend a whole lot of people who weren't anywhere near Arlington the day the pic was snapped...and that's why she's unemployed.

A lot of people are coming to realize that the left didn't do us any favors by removing the moral guardrails of our society. "Do it if it feels good" is not a recipe for success--not on the soceital level and certainly not on the personal--and little by little our culture is coming to understand (again) that there must be restrictions on public behavior, else anything goes.

This is why San Francisco recently banned public nudity, for example.

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Like this. Arrested for DUI for the eighth time in 20 years, and as JayG notes, the guy
...had a BAC that should have been fatal - this indicates that he's a severe alcoholic with an abnormally high tolerance. The fact that he still got behind the wheel while that drunk makes me think that prison - or death - is the only way he's going to stop drinking and driving. This is someone with a serious alcohol problem, and it appears the only way to get him off the road is to lock him up.
What else can you do? The article doesn't say whether or not the guy still had a driver's license, so he probably did--but eight convictions in twenty years demonstrates that this guy lacks the judgement to be allowed out in society. Left to his own devices, it's only a matter of time before he kills someone besides himself.

It's a shame the guy's got to be in prison for the next thirty years (at least) when he's got a substance abuse problem, but it's the right call. Either he hasn't taken any steps to get sober, or else he lacks the willpower to stay on the wagon--and whatever the case may be, it's safer for everyone if he's behind bars, because he obviously cannot resist drinking and driving.

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The GOP is no longer an effective political party.
Of course, the [Republicans] of the mainstream right won’t do this. Many of them don’t really want to win; it would interfere with their cocktail glass clinking time. And, oh god!, don’t raise taxes one iota on those über rich Democrat non-patrons!
He says "mainstream right" but they're really not conservatives; they're moderate to liberal in their leanings and only pretend to be moderate conservatives during campaign stops. Certainly they do not vote like they're right-wingers.

And he's right: the party of "Democrat Lite" must be replaced with one that has testicles, entrails, and spine enough to stand up to the liberal elites and then hand them their own still-beating hearts.

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Michael Flynn posts some nicely dry disdain for more of the same-old-same-old anti-Christian drivel from the intelligentsia.

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The more I think about that "sesame chicken" idea, the more I like it. And I bet I could order it, then run to the store, and get all that BS dealt with today, so I could relax tomorrow much the same way I relaxed today. Because Sunday is "go" day, and Monday is "go" day too, as I need to try applying for a few jobs ASAMFP.

Besides that, I need to edit the Faller story and submit it, then take [Release Candidate One], edit it into a proper submission format, and start looking for publishers. I promised Lemonzen I'd submit it to someone before the end of this year, so I've got to get cracking.

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$5 says the news media is saying that today was a great day for retailers. Their guy won, after all.

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