The United States has gone insane. Seriously. Healthcare sucks. We're at the bottom of the barrel statistically in so many ways. Conservatives have the dumbest talking points ever. No one can count. No one really knows the definition of socialism. So, I'm starting a list. I have no idea why I picked thirteen. It was a number. I could list more.
(The First) 13 Reasons the United States Has Gone Insane
1. Anyone listens to Ted Nugent at all, for any reason. This includes that stupid and derivative song "Catscratch Fever." Did you know that the disease is passed through kittens primarily and can cause sterility? Me neither until I got it once, and the doctor informed me with a glee that was kind of unseemly. So, that song is just stupid. And what Ted thinks otherwise? Who gives a fart?
2. Anyone on the right denies the legislation against women isn't problematic. Are you kidding me? Arizona made pregnancy a legal event that happens two weeks before conception. Seriously, that is the stupidest fucking thing ever. I'm embarrassed for Arizona and for us, for having to put up with Arizona. We've been compared to farm animals. Our ability to obtain birth control has been challenged. It's war, baby. And since women make up at least half the population, it's a profoundly stupid thing for them to do.
3. Anyone who believes education is a bad thing. You know, when I was a kid, education was something that made you a good citizen, something of which to be proud. An uneducated citizen is more easily controlled, not more snobbish. Why in the hell does anyone believe that?!?
4. The whole drone business. I'm curious. How will police be using drones, even in neighborhoods that they might deem 'at risk?' (I'm really just imagining the possibilities.) Even the small ones could pose problems near airports and the like. The large ones ... hell ... no way. Let's all imagine the plane crash caused by one. And the headline. And the really little ones that look like insects? I keep having this vision of smashing one accidentally on my car windshield. Look, we have satellites for this stuff already, unfortunately.
5. Mitt Romney and his wife's attempts to make themselves look like they suffered in years past in a financial way ... it's not going well. He sold stock to supplement their income. Yeah. That's something to which we all have access. Well, I do have access to stock, through my family. Livestock. I could have begged my father to sell a cow. Perhaps for some magic beans.
6. The state of healthcare in the United States compared to the rest of the developed world is bad. The United States came in dead last in care and almost two or three times as expensive as Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, the UK, Germany, and New Zealand. America spends an average of $7200 per capita, while the next costliest country is Canada at $38oo. So, the next time you complain about socialism (which you can't define without checking) and the cost of your taxes (lowest in years), think too how you can't count because, if you paid taxes for universal care, you'd pay less overall. MUCH less. So, either you're agreeing to pay more because you can't count or for some weird principle involving being a rube.
7. People support the travesty that is Toddlers and Tiaras by watching it.
8. People actually believe success is only about hard work. Hard work is not a bad thing, but it does not inevitably lead to success.
9. Studies show immigration is a zero (or even negative) in our country. Still, the xenophobes are passing really dumb laws, guaranteed to make us look like asshats who don't really believe in our own Constitution. Again, embarrassing.
10. Tennessee has passed a law allowing the teaching of creationism. Some people are saying it's okay to teach both to get 'a fair look at both sides.' Um, no. One side is science. The other side is church. If you really want to have religion in public schools, you better think about the consequences really carefully. Will you be okay with Satanism 101? Because you'll have to be!! Along with all the ooothhheeeers you people don't like. You know what I'm saying.
11. There are still no flying cars in my driveway. Yes, that's a personal note. On another personal note, my mother thinks that's okay.
12. Look up aspartame on the Internet. Just look up how it passed the FDA. Stop drinking it right now.
13. People buy water in bottles, water that comes from municiple sources, instead of turning on their faucet and putting it into a container they own. That's just all kinds of stupid. Not only is the water in your faucet regulated, when bottled water is not, they have bottles now with filters built into them. And they look cool.
That's my thirteen reasons. But, it's The Crazy Years over here. What is going on with some of you people out there? Please tell me some sanity is left somewhere and some respect and understanding for our Constitution. And if you spout a talking point at me, I'm going to delete it. I hate that crap. I want a reasoned argument, with fact and things. Not some pundits' drunken musings as they sit on the toilet before they go on camera.