The comedian Dennis Miller used to have routine he would begin with, "I don't want to go off on a rant here, but..." Then he would go off on a rant. He wrote books about his rants. I loved them and have often tried to emulate it in some of my own rants in my writings from time to time. It is how and why I came up with the title of this blog - Webber's Whipping Post. So, I got the whip out today for some floggings. Feel free to rebut.
Kaepernick - surely I am not the only one delighted this tool can't get a job in the NFL? Released by the 49'ers after the 2016 season, he, fellow football players, and most every sports journalist are howling to the moon that CK has been blackballed. In a classic case of "you had one job to do" the player being paid $11.4 million per year couldn't stand for our National Anthem before a football game for what essentially came down to his own racists views. Journalists and fellow football players call it a violation of his 1st Amendment Rights. I call it karma from hard-working average Americans paying entirely too much money to watch a game they love in order to get away from life's problems, while an entertainer shoves his political views down our throats. Colin my man, we don't pay for your thoughts, we pay for you to entertain us, much like a clown in a circus. Maybe he didn't get "blackballed" - maybe he was "kaepernicked."
Healthcare - I am probably going to get some flack here, but with all the furor going on in Congress right now, when did healthcare become a right? (For the record, our company is delighted to provide great healthcare benefits for our associates and was doing so long before our competitors.) When I was in Ms. Wahl's 9th grade Civics class you paid attention or got whacked and I never read where it was a right bestowed upon us by the Founding Fathers. Why should my tax dollars go towards paying for some schmuck who won't work? (My logic applies to abortions too, but that is a blog for another day.) What's next, some politician promises everyone they should have a car too? Compliments of Jimmy Carter, we already tried something similar with making houses available for all when the Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977 and we saw how well that worked out for us in 2007. At this time in our history, this country cannot afford healthcare for all, it is not a right, and the government wanting to be the single source payer for anything is a recipe for disaster. (Don't believe that - look at the mess Social Security is in.) President Trump would do well to let Obamacare implode and die a natural death, pass tort reform, and let market forces dictate healthcare.
Protesters/Rioters - are you getting as tired of this as I am? It is becoming childish and boorish. Every day some major news outlet finds a protest going on somewhere and runs with it as a major news headline. Don't those people have jobs? Are we paying the healthcare for those morons too? Did you notice we didn't see too many of those protests during the Obama years? Is that because there were none, or because the media didn't cover it? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Left-lane Drivers - Arghhh!! Every day I drive up and down Kennedy Avenue between work and home. And every day there are numerous people driving in the left hand "passing" lane, usually below the speed limit, because in another 22 blocks, they are going to turn left. They obsessively hang onto that left lane, as if it were their last Oreo cookie, completely oblivious of the traffic backing up behind them. And it is worse on Interstate 57, between about Monee and Interstate 80! In AZ it happens quite a bit on Tatum Blvd, and in FL on Route A-1A, so I realize this is not just an IL thing. But these people are going to get somebody killed and it's time the highway patrol's starts to collect fines and use the money to pay off the national debt. And the irony of this rant, I'm not even a fast driver, but I know enough to stay the hell out of the way of the car behind me!
The Mainstream Media - all of my posts could be about this group of Socialists, but you'd stop reading my blog if I always wrote about them. But get this, the other day a 14 year old girl was brutally raped in Maryland by two illegal 17 and 18 year old aliens (you read that age right) and the mainstream media didn't report it! ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN had nothing to say! The reason why, you might ask? It doesn't fit their agenda because we can't bring light on the problems of illegal aliens. By the way, at the very time this was all going on, the Maryland state legislature was voting on whether to become a sanctuary state. If there are any liberals reading this, answer how you would feel if it was your daughter? The media shapes what you think and one has to be careful what thoughts they are allowed to stick in one's head, or what to omit.
OK, that's enough flogging for the day. My morale has improved somewhat.