Friday, April 23, 2010

Is that a book you're reading?

One thing that pisses me off.... (amongst many) is when folks you do not know come up to you... in a coffee house, on the bus, on the veranda of the bar..... wherever... and ask....."is that a book you're reading?"
No.... it's my tennis shoe.... gees!!

See... the deal is I LIKE to read.... and not just in the bathroom or on the couch or in bed..... I like to read OUTSIDE..... and there is no end to the irritation I feel when folks, again, STRANGERS ask you if you are reading or.... "Is it a good book?"..... "What's the book about?"

Well, schmucko...... if I wanted to talk to a complete stranger.... I would not have BROUGHT the fucking book with me!!!!!..... and NO... it is the worst possible book I could think of .... and NO I do not want to tell you what it is about.... I AM READING IT TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS ABOUT!!!

so.... yesterday afternoon I stroll over to Oblio's to get a pint and to finish reading John Irving's last novel.  Now... I like Irving.... and what I do is sometimes SAVE the last 50-60 pages to read as a treat to myself in a special spot at a special time.  OK... maybe it's weird, but it is MY DEAL, see, and as soon as I settle in with a fine pint of Sprecher Imperial Stout... this old University Lady (I've seen her around) comes up and starts prattling.... "oh.... what are you reading?" IT'S A FUCKING BOOK.  "can I see the cover?"  NO GET YOUR OWN! "do you like Irving?"  NO I AM READING IT CAUSE I HATE THE ASSHOLE! "have you read his other books?"  HEY THIS ISN'T A GODDAM LITERARY CLUB.

sheesh!   I'm just ranting here.  I really believe that someone should/can have a certain amount of privacy in a public place!  I mean..... do folks walk into a supper club and randomly pick out a diner and say, "Is that a steak you're eating?"  "Is it Kobe beef or Angus?"  "Do you like your steak rare or medium?" "What's the best steak you ever ate?"

Ok.  I feel better now.  I have to take the book back to the library.  I distinctly told them I wanted Ranch, not Thousand Island.

Therapy is only a blog away.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wis. DA Threatens Arrest for Local Sex-Ed Teachers

(April 7) -- A Wisconsin district attorney is urging schools to drop their sex-education programs, warning that the teachers involved could be arrested if they follow a new state law requiring them to instruct students on how to use condoms and other contraceptives.

Yuppers.  The "Republicanz Juneau County DA has fallen off the face of Sanity.  He recently sent letters to schools in his county relating that teaching certain elements of Sex Ed, specifically the use of contraceptives, could be construed as 'promoting underage sex' which then could mean that  the teachers are " contributing to the delinquency of a minor" which carries a misdemeanor penalty of up to nine months in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

"For example, if a teacher instructs any student aged 16 or younger how to utilize contraceptives under circumstances where the teacher knows the child is engaging in sexual activity with another child -- or even where the 'natural and probable consequences' of the teacher's instruction is to cause that child to engage in sexual intercourse with a child -- that teacher can be charged under this statue," Southworth wrote.

"Moreover, the teacher could be charged with this crime even if the child does not actually engage in the criminal behavior," he wrote.
“It is akin to teaching children about alcohol use, then instructing them on how to make mixed alcoholic drinks,”

Well , I am really glad that some of our elected officials are fighting crime in the streets..... as well as in the back of parked cars.  Seriously.  Who knows what rampant Sex Education could lead to!!!!

Why may lead to a family planning!  And that may lead to a decline in Republicanz voters!

Gees..... I think we should outlaw candy bars, too, cause that leads to rampant littering.  And why not prosecute McDonald's for there outrageous misuse of potatoes?  C'mon  Spuds have feelings too and submerging them in hot oil is down right medieval!

Some dayz I wake up looking for a reason to have a beer....... and some dayz they just come right at you!

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