The Password is Swordfish

This post may not be safe for your eyes or your ears. It is quite likely that you will find it to be so offensive you will have to bleach your eyes and beat yourself over the head with a baseball bat.

Maybe it is because I am going to put the gay in you. If you are a man I am going to wiggle my fingers at you and you will magically be transformed into a man who can’t wait to fellate every man that walks down the street. And lord help you if you happen be near a Chick-Fil-A because you will face an abnormal compulsion to do it on the counter.

Or I just might decide to go a different direction. I just might shake my mighty stick in the faces of liberals who will automatically be turned into Republicans who hate the poor and minorities. Better watch out because you will wind up walking around in sweater vests and be married to frigid spouses who are uptight.

The worst part is that you will be so starved for sex and affection you will go chase it in a park bathroom and instead of affection you will wind up with infection.

Bully on you all. You are all a bunch of peachy people.

Yep, I am pointing my really large finger at everyone. Can’t help but be outraged that we live in a time where it is more important to be right than to help everyone. Better to walk around with your illusions of grandeur about you are smarter than the other guy. Better to stick your nose in the air, roll your eyes and ask your friends how they can associate with those other guys.

I’d like to say that I am kidding. I’d like to say this is over the top but it is not. Read the news, talk to people and you find that huge numbers of people are rooted to being right and not to helping others.

Some of you are in dire need of a week of oral sex, enemas and brain transplants.

That is not pointed at either party but at both parties.

WTF

I can’t go to the grocery store without seeing people holding signs asking for help. I can’t exit the freeway without passing more people holding signs asking for help. I can name multiple couples who have lost their homes because they lost their jobs.

Highly educated people who want to work and who were always employed. Some of them are working for $11 an hour which means they are working a ridiculous number of hours to not make enough money to get by.

Several years ago my family got hit hard because of a few medical issues and had to finance $5k worth of unexpected medical bills. We were insured but that is what my share of the cost was. Thankfully nothing more happened and we were able to pay that $5k off with a minimal amount of interest.

Some people don’t get lucky and get stuck with catastrophic healthcare costs.

Until this year I had to send my kids to private school because the local public school wasn’t up to snuff.

This should be unacceptable. The problems with public education should be unacceptable. The lack of affordable housing should be unacceptable.

Sadly they aren’t. Some of it is because people don’t with problems that don’t impact them. Some of it is because our government doesn’t feel the pain of the common man. They don’t have the same challenges so it is easy to ignore.

Misplaced Priorities

I can’t engage in any sort of dialogue with many people because they don’t understand how the system works and are more interested in telling me how it should. Stop it. Just STFU and deal with how it works now.

I can’t listen to people bitch about things and then say they don’t vote. If you don’t vote you need to shut up and get out of the way because you are part of the problem.

It is time to stop licking it around the edges and take the whole damn thing in our collective mouths. It is time to stop having to be right. It is time to set our egos aside and work together to fix things.

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of faith in that happening. What is more likely is a continuation of the nonsense. I looked at my Facebook feed and noticed how people collected around their side of the fight.

I watched the posts go up around pictures of cars piling up at Chick-Fil-A and read the self congratulatory messages. I did the same with those who said they were boycotting it.

What came to mind was that neither group had a real clue what was going on. All they did was talk to people who agreed with them and used that as a benchmark of success.

The Password is Swordfish

It reminds me of a Marx Brothers Movie. This should be comical. This should be an example of high slapstick comedy punctuated by the ridiculous and inane except it is not.

So I am going to take my judgmental, sanctimonious and snooty self to bed and dream about Duck Soup. Hell I might as well go sleep with a smile on my face.

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  • http://twitter.com/rdopping Ralph Dopping

    I was hoping to read the comments so I could follow someone else’s line of thinking…..;-) but alas the comments don’t seem to want to appear. C’est damage.

    So, you are back to Disqus, huh? Better? I seem to be avoiding the topic. Just licking around the edges, so to speak.

    Yeah, these political problems even exist in Canada, sorry to say, so don’t move here because they let all kinds of people into any restaurant here. It doesn’t seem to matter other than if you’re not hungry they send you packing. I guess with 1/10 the population of the US most Canadian businesses are just glad to have customers…..snark.

    Picking a side is natural, no?

  • http://www.very.late-blommers.net/ Late_Bloomers

    Anger management? Hi Jack! You are so right and unfortunately it is a global issue, we have the same problems in Switzerland regarding poor people, health insurance, education and the same idiots in politics who are in there for the trip.My daughter finished her studies in business administration last year and could not find a job – “we will only employ experienced people”. She works two jobs as a chef de bar at night, how healthy and fulfilling is this?

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ TheJackB

      Late_Bloomers Hi Barbara,I am sorry to hear that your daughter is sharing this struggle. It is not fun and I imagine it must be frustrating for her to not use her university experience. All I can offer is the encouragement to keep pushing because sooner or later good things will come to those who do.

      • http://www.very.late-blommers.net/ Late_Bloomers

        TheJackB Thank you so much, Jack, this means a lot to me! She (and so many more of her age group) are very courageous and keep on pushing but it takes the shine out of their early adulthood. I remember how excited I was at all the job offers and had fun (and good money) as well.

        • http://www.thejackb.com/ TheJackB

          Late_Bloomers Well I hope things turn around for your daughter and for everyone else who needs it too.

  • http://billdorman.me/ bdorman264

    Shake your mighty what? Some of you are in dire need of a week of oral sex, enemas and brain transplants. Can we pick the order of priority?Here’s what I think, like anybody cares; if you know anything about the Chik-fil-A founder you know the whole premise of his business model is religion based. Rightly or wrongly, it is what it is and not likely to change. Therefore, people should not be surprised when he makes comments like he did. Me? I see too much hypocrisy and I’m smart enough to make my own decisions based on my own belief system. For all this rightness and goodness; there is still way too much suffering right in our own backyard. 

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ TheJackB

      bdorman264 Yeah, the priorities there are skewed but they are skewed all over. ;) I am not surprised by the Chiken King and his company. Religion is a funny thing that some people like to use as a billy club.It is the lack of interest and or unwillingness on the part of some people to think for themselves that concerns me. Some people agree with the positions Chik-Fil-A and company have adopted not because they are zombies but because they have thought it through.I think they are mistaken and misguided but I can respect that they thought about their decision. Doesn’t mean I have to accept it and or that I can’t oppose it.

  • http://soulati.com/blog Soulati

    For all the world to see, I agree with you hands down. This, to me, is your best post. I love this rant; you stated what I feel explicitly and littered with language everyone abhors but so fitting. You explain the demise of common courtesy and the head nodders just chiming in without knowing the facts.I am so frustrated right now as a parent, business owner, woman, future retiree, future parent of a college student. In fact, I’m frightened. These latter two scare the bejeezus out of me. I just deleted a statement I’ll share on the phone with you; no sense rabbling.

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ TheJackB

      Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing I want to say I am wrong. I want to say it is just my perception except I know people like you and so many others who agree. The lack of courtesy and compassion is just disheartening.  So many people seem to have little to no regard to others who have fallen on hard times.Some of them seem to have forgotten that it wouldn’t take much for them to fall down the rabbit hole either.But I don’t see this as having reached the point of no return, not by a long shot.

  • http://julielangdonbarrett.com/ Julie

    I don’t know if you and I would agree exactly, but my prevalent feeling (being one of those people who is losing the family home and an entire life savings because of one job loss in a two-income family, crushed by the “self-employment tax”, with two little kids who need health insurance and education and finding it virtually impossible to accomplish both and cover all needs successfully) is, “Get off your ass, start working together, get a plan in place and work it, and STFU with all the BS political nonsense.”  We need politics to work more like business – do what makes sense and don’t do what doesn’t, while keeping in mind the Mission and Purpose of the country’s citizens, for the Long Term success and continuity of the business.  So many people seem to be focused on who’s right and who’s wrong, taking a side, when they fail to notice the utter collapse going on underneath their feet.  They’ve forgotten the mission, the basic tenants of why we are here and what that is supposed to mean.  

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ TheJackB

      Julie | A Clear Sign That is pretty damn close to what I say and think. The number of people who are on the verge of collapse concerns me.It is not a question of them having over extended themselves because they were trying to live beyond their means. So many people are having trouble finding jobs that pay enough to take care of them and their families.But we don’t see action coming out of D.C. There is a lot of politicking and a lot of talk but not much else. It is disappointing.