Today I had, what I earlier called, a “mental multi-car pileup”. I was having a rough day. We had lost power the night before due to a storm and because of that my two-year-old was up most of the night which meant I was up most of the night. To my surprise today, when I put him down for a nap it took me two hours. Not to get him down for a nap but to, instead, admit defeat letting him come back down stairs so he could sit on the couch, draw on his doodlepad and give me this smile that says, “you lost, old man.” Continue reading
I was in a Gamestop today, finishing my shift and looking over the walls of games, making sure everything was how they should be before my shift ended. As I looked over the games some memory, long dusty in the back of my mind came to the forefront and surprised me. It was the memories of gaming when I was younger. Continue reading
So, I don’t know if people are aware of this or not but I’ve worked on and off at Gamestop’s since the 90’s. I’ve always enjoyed the company and, honestly, it’s a fun job.
Sadly, over time, there’s been this stupid trend in gamers that has been a thorn in my side for years now and it’s getting worse the dumber people get and it came to a head today when I saw someone on my Facebook timeline post this: Continue reading
So, if you have a good enough internet where you can both access and read my blog than you more than likely know that the new Suicide Squad trailer came out. A good sign of this is that half the internet is either gushin’ or fussin’ about it. I have some thoughts. Enough to warrant a blog so strap in. We’re gonna be here for a minute. Continue reading
I’m going to admit, the situation with the Oregon Militia is really starting to worry me. Before you read, know that this article isn’t going anywhere, it’s just me venting and expressing fear over an incredibly stupid situation.
Now, let me make this clear. The Oregon Militia does not scare me. At all. I think they’re one of the biggest jokes to ever enter this country uninvited. In fact, so far, the only person they managed to kill with their guns is one of their own. And, I’ll completely admit, the fact that one of them died fighting over a gun with another one is beyond Stormtrooper level incompetence and sort of hilarious.
Here’s what the Oregon Militia makes me scared of though. Our government.
Think about this. One of the things that started the Oregon Militia on their little temper tantrum is the fact that while they really wanted to use that sanctuary for their cattle, they were, supposedly, coming to the defense of two government authorities who burned down part of the woods in order to cover up their illegal hunting.
So, the Militia comes to the aid of rouge government authorities and, suddenly, the authorities show up and treat these guys wonderfully. Giving them the ability to make food runs, giving them snacks, letting them get deliveries (which you know have weapons in them occasionally) and, as of recent, letting them tear down the fences protecting the endangered species and setting forth to ruin the land with their cattle.
This is what scares me. It’s not that the Oregon Militia is clearly being aided by the government, it’s that the government seems to be more aided by the Oregon Militia.
These actions made by the agents out there that should be stopping them now show something far scarier than a bunch of moronic rednecks. It shows an outright disregard for the law by these federal agents.
I won’t even get into the massive double standard this has cast on the race issues facing America because, holy shit, you cannot deny that fact.
But this is showing signs of an uprising.
Now, I know they can’t win. Rednecks are one of the biggest joke villains in history for a reason. They never win. They’re awful at fighting effectively and, let’s face it, dumb as hell. But they’re VERY effective at getting people hurt by accident and when this comes to a head, which it will, people are going to get hurt and that terrifies me.
Anyways, I just wanted to vent about this. Not really going anywhere just…I don’t know…wanted to dump out some errant thoughts.