Monday, February 06, 2006

Double Standards...

I watch the news each night and I'm slapped in the face with the realization of how the world has double standards. The big news this weekend surrounded the riots and killings in Muslim countries because of the Danish cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed with a bomb in the towel on his head. The Muslims say that the artist of the cartoon should have his hands cut off, killed, etc, and that the country of Denmark (and hell....all other countries) should apologize for printing the cartoon. I find it funny that this happens over in Eurorpe, but you don't hear about Americans rioting and calling for death when Jesus, President Bush, or Catholics are depicted in political satire cartoons. My gosh, if this were the case, then what would have happened with the recent Rolling Stone cover with Kanye West being crucified (black political rapper)? I guess the western world is so accustomed to the freedom of the press that when we see pics, cartoons, etc that are offensive to us, we just roll our eyes..then we go along with our work day. It's just a part of the country in which we live..we have different either agree with one side or the other, but we don't just walk out to a person we disagree with and beat their ass or kill them. The more that I watch and hear the Muslim leaders, I just realize how averse to freedom they are. It's okay for them to wish death to Israel, the US, and their spiritual leaders, but if some outside party does this, then it's the entire world's fault and it's time to burn down buildings and kill people we disagree with. Makes me a little worried about the direction of this world. Makes you realize how important the freedom of thought, religion, press, and bearing of arms can be. As for me, I'm all about fighting for these freedoms..especially when the rest of the world is so adamantly against them.

B-Diddy has now gotten off his soapbox...the world may now relax.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Intern

You ever just want to slap a hippie? Over the past 2 weeks I've been managing a job where I was given an intern to assist with the work. I know that interns are supposed to be impressionable and somewhat annoying, but my God, this intern has driven me up the proverbial wall. When I define hippie, I must explain the elements that make up a hippie:

1. Overly impressionable by any form of print media/Unable to think issues out clearly: My hippie just recently decided that she didn't want to eat meat anymore. When probed as to why, she simply says that she read a book about the mistreatment of animals and how meat packing companies deal with meat. So this girl being 25 has really eaten meat for about 24 years, but just because another hippie told her it wasn't right, she automatically decided that she didn't need it either...damn crazy woman. I swear that going out to a meal with this hippie is an experience in itself. It probably takes an extra 15 min to order a simple meal because she has to probe the preparer as to 'what the food was cooked in,' whether it was 'around any type of meat,' or hell, if the food actually has feelings and had a sexual relationship with a piece of meat...shit..she might as well have asked this last question.

2. Extremely concerned with recycling and the environment: I swear that no one in my group can drink a can of Coke without this chick asking ' are you gonna recycle the can.' I mean what's the freaking deal. I also have to listen to her bitch about someone printing a report on paper. She says that we are killing the poor trees. I just wanted to print a 500 page report..glance at it for awhile and then set it on fire on the table while she watches..heck, I could throw the recycled cans in the fire and do a funky dance.

3. Over promotion of the movie Brokeback Mountain: I don't want to see a movie where two guys make out and attempt to make brownies. Seriously, I'd rather sit through Bambi or the new Deuce Bigalow while shaving my nutsack. Whenever I say I would rather not watch Brokeback, she tries to say that the movie is not about homosexuality...its about love, understanding, and tolerance. Yeah, I understand this much, ... I love me some tits and I don't tolerate 2 guys trying to make brownies. For all this hype, I find it funny that Hollywood claims that it's not trying to promote an agenda. Yeah, and Iran is only attempting to work with uranium to provide power for its people..uh, doesn't Iran have all kinds of oil.

Well, I think I've said my peace tonight. Maybe I can tie down the hippie, feed her a porterhouse, while feeding her a coke out of a can, while using plastic silverware, and while sawing down a tree. Think I would make my point?