Tag: Morons

White Supremacists, Neo-Nazi’s et al – they’re all nuts

I came across this video on Digg.

First of all the spokesman for the alt-right – one Christopher Cantwell is certifiably insane. There’s a portion of the video when he talks about Trayvon Martin, and a few other black men who were murdered by police. He says they were and I’m paraphrasing, animals. When the interviewer brings up the Oklahoma City bombing, Dylan Roof etc he tries to downplay their acts.

And I note a lot of anti-Semitism in that group too. Someone like me would probably make their heads explode. Plus I’m gay and pretty left liberal. So that would make me a big old target.

And these White Supremacist pukes are coming to Boston. I’m debating whether to go and can I get a 500W LASER in time to inflict some damage on the bigoted fuckers. Just slice them in half. Or blind them. Just load it in a van, say a Ford Connect and just drive down the road slicing and dicing.

But then the old frontal lobe took over instead what I’d like to do is make enough money to buy a few hundred thousand DNA tests. And then run it on those White Supremacist assholes. Now a bunch would likely test out lily white, but I bet a fair number might pop up with some African, Jewish, etc. ancestry. I was surprised to see I had Ashkenazi ancestry myself along with European ancestry. But I’d love to see the looks on some of their faces when they find out their ancestry has either African or Jewish patterns. I would be laughing my ass off were that the case.

Truthspew’s Rules for Human Behavior Part I

So this evening a thought occurred to me. It was watching what I plainly consider the idiotic behavior of shoppers in a suburban Trader Joe’s that it came to me.

Rule #1: While in a market of any type where there are lots of people it’s good to check your six, and your three and your nine while you’re at it. If this doesn’t make sense to you imagine a clock face where twelve is directly ahead, six is directly behind you, nine to your left, three to your right. In other words be aware of your surroundings.

Rule#2: If you’re going to pay cash, learn how to count out the bills quickly. Standing behind you while you have to s-l-o-w-l-y count out $174.25 in cash and coin gets pretty annoying. I will say my skill with cash comes from years ago, working in a CVS store that took utility payments. I’d handle up to $100,000 in cash daily. So it had to be counted quickly and accurately.

A corollary 1 to rule 2 is that if you’re using a credit or debit card, be at least familiar with how to orient the card so the terminal can read it, and nimble enough to punch out your PIN.

Now for corollary 2 to rule 2 – this is on the manufacturers of said credit/debit terminals. Standardize your interfaces.

Rule #3: Driving – apply the concepts in rule 1

A corollary to rule 3 is that you need to look around you. Seriously walking around in a funk or being oblivious is no way to go through life.

Check back for more – I’m sure I’ll observe some other silly human behaviors and produce new rules for those situations too.