Sunday, October 9, 2011

Principal Attacks Student In Tennessee Over A T-Shirt.

The disgusting t-shirt in question.
Just look at it... so tacky.

On September 27th and 30th, Chris Sigler wore the above t-shirt to Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee in an effort to show his support for the Gay Straight Alliance there.  Not that one exists.

Sigler has tried since early August to create a G.S.A. at Sequoyah, but Principal Maurice Moser has blocked every effort.  When Sigler put forth a petition with more than 150 signatures, Moser banned petitions about the G.S.A.  Sigler then put forward an application with the Federally driven Equal Access Act in mind.  Moser told Sigler that he needed to have someone in the school's faculty that was willing to sponsor the club.  At the time, Sigler had, in fact, three faculty members that had expressed interest in doing just that, but when Moser found this out, a behind closed doors meeting took place, and the three members left feeling not so interested in playing sponsor.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Poor? Jobless? Your Fault.

"Don't blame Wall Street.  If you don't have a 
job and you're not rich, blame yourself."

Presidential candidate and CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain has a little news flash for all you poor, jobless Americans (particularly the protestors): It's your fault your life sucks.  This is the United States of America after all, where anybody with the proper motivation can go out and make millions of dollars overnight.  If you have no money and no job, then get motivated and fill a niche in society.

Cain needs a little dose of reality.  It is a lot harder today than it was even twenty years ago to become a multi-millionaire, even if it is on something as simple as selling fucking pizza.  Look at some of the recent up and comers in the wealthy club.  Most of them are able to do something new and exciting with computers - Zuckerberg, the founder(s) of Twitter, the guys over at Apple, etc.  And those aren't things you can just do.  You need to have a bit of computer know-how coupled with a nice, expensive college education in order to get anywhere.  

Monday, October 3, 2011

#Occupy Wall Street. Bring Pot.

"This is what Democracy looks like, huh?  To be fair, it's also
what Bonaroo looks like." -Jon Stewart

Yes, I'm taking a break from school work to write this.  I know it isn't what I promised (I WILL get back to that list of the 20 evil guys eventually), but this whole protest in New York is just too good to be true, and certainly too good to ignore.

One would think that I would love and endorse a protest like this.  You might even think I'd head down there and join it myself.  Well, silly, you'd be quite wrong.  There are a number of things about this protest that piss me off.  Despite that, I do agree with it's potential, and it kills me to think that this could have been so much better.

Occupy Wall Street started on September 17th and has been going strong - growing, actually - ever since.  I had heard about it a few days before, but I put it out of my mind.  It was, I thought, doomed to fail from the get go.  With no specific goal, and no leaders in sight, the protest was surely going to falter within days.