There’s a lot I’m pissed about these days. Like, A LOT. I know it’s a common sentiment and we’re all in this together but sometimes it feels good to let it all out. But how do I pick WHICH issue to rant about? Answer: I don’t. I rant about them all. In short paragraphs because there are so many.
School shootings. We should have had common sense gun control laws after Columbine but that didn’t happen and then we should have had them after every subsequent single mass shooting. But we don’t and since the NRA owns the current administration, we’ll have to keep waiting and keep watching more kids shot to death at school. It is insane to me that kids, who are at school to learn and socialize and navigate life WHICH IS HARD ENOUGH AT THAT AGE, now have to stress about their safety and have another impediment to their learning (we’ll get to the Baltimore schools in a minutes). As a parent I am terrified and as a human I am disgusted. And also, how repugnant is it that the Oscars still made bigger headlines than the Kentucky school shooting on Tuesday and almost no Republicans including the POS in the White House even acknowledged it? I’m ashamed but I guess that’s where we are now. The murder of children isn’t even worth a tweet by the president.
Baltimore schools. Did y’all hear about this? Kids in Baltimore were going to school where there was no heat and OF COURSE there was a huge political battle to get it fixed. Money was eventually allocated to get the heat turned back on but why was this even an issue to begin with? The amount of hatred and contempt for low-income kids, particularly black and brown low-income kids, is sickening (see also: Congress dragging their feet for four fucking months before reissuing funding for CHIP ). Poor kids are no less valuable than middle and upper class kids, they can’t help the situations they were born into, they can’t help who their parents are and since they’re kids, we have an obligation to take care of them. Maybe we should fucking do that.
Larry Nassar. Speaking of protecting kids, why does it seem like every few years or so, a serial pedophile comes to light? Between Earl Bradley, Jerry Sandusky, and now this fucking piece of shit, it’s becoming incredibly hard to trust anyone with your kids. I still want to see those who were complicit in allowing this to persist brought to justice but for now, I’ll settle for knowing that Judge Aquilina is a BADASS, as are Aly Raisman and all the women who stood up in court and confronted him, and he got what he deserved. And Aquilina’s contempt and disgust for Nassar’s statement? Exactly what I need to see. (And if you think there’s something wrong with her sentence or her reaction towards him, I don’t want to hear it. I’ve seen worse for people who’ve done less and also, he fucking deserves it. All of it. And then some.)
Bank of America. What happens in a meeting where wealthy people who run a billion dollar company decide that it’s a good idea to charge not wealthy people for the privilege of keeping a checking account with them if you don’t keep a balance of $1500 or have direct deposits of $250 per month? How do you come to that conclusion? I legit want to know. Fees for checking accounts aren’t necessarily unusual but ones like this, especially when the checking accounts used to be free, are exactly what keep low-income people unbanked or in a perpetual cycle of overdrafting their accounts. When I participated in the FinX event in Dallas, I learned first-hand just how hard it is to access your money when you don’t have a traditional bank and shit like this will make it that much harder. And now that an advocate for the payday loan industry is running the CFPB, more and more people are about to get fucked. Hard.
The current administration. Every single one of them in it. They’re all at fault for what’s happening from the shutdown to the stripping of environmental protections to their racist policies to the rampant lies spewing like vomit from Linda Blair’s mouth to god knows what else because as soon as a I write something down, they go and do something else. Fuck them. Fuck everything they do, everything they stand for, every way they’re fucking up this country for their own selfish gains. And I truly, from the depths of my soul, do not understand how anyone can look at what’s happening and actually be okay with it.
Other topics I wanted to talk about but this post is getting too long:
- David and Louise Turpin. Basically a sadistic version of the Duggars, and I hope they rot in fucking hell with the aforementioned pedophiles.
- Eagles hype. I can’t live like this for another 2 weeks. I just can’t. Please make it stop.
- Sarah Sanders. An off-shoot of my current administration rant but honestly, how does this woman look at herself in the mirror at the end of the day? How can she defend, publicly, what is so morally abhorrent and feel good about it?
- TV show reboots. Enough is enough. Stop bringing everything back. Some things just need to be left alone.
- FOX News. SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP. Seriously. Stop fucking talking.
Now I feel moderately better.
Thanks for listening.
So what do you feel like ranting about?