Airing of Grievances

The meds I got yesterday are kicking in and one of Santa’s helpers dropped off a little Christmas cheer earlier, so right at the moment I’m feeling pretty mellow. I guess I should have written this post earlier. I still have a couple grievances though:

1. Atheists. This is just another form of religious fanaticism. If you don’t believe in God that’s all groovy. But you don’t have to shove your non-beliefs down everybody else’s throats. You wanna impress me? Refuse to take Christmas off with pay. And BTW – YOU ARE NOT BEING OPPRESSED by baby Jeebus in a manger in front of City Hall. Get a fucking grip.

2. Web pages that force you to watch 30 seconds of ads before the page will load. Sorry, but I was outta there 27 seconds earlier.

3. Nutella. No, it’s NOT just like peanut butter.

4. Packaging rip-offs. Ever buy the “cheaper” package only to discover it was a smaller portion at a higher price? When did bacon start coming in 12 oz packages? Go over to the spice department in the supermarket. How much is the ground black pepper? How much is the same weight of black peppercorns? How much is the garlic powder? How much is the garlic powder in the ethnic food section?

5. Miracle Whip. No, it’s NOT just like mayonnaise.

6. “Shopping cards.” If I use it at the supermarket it’s supposed to give me discounts on gasoline (at participating stations). So I use it religiously all month, then discover I can get a discount of $.30 a gallon IF: I drive all the way across town to the only station that is participating AND I buy gas that is already $.20 per gallon more than the local “cash only” station near my home. Oh, yeah, I have to go today because it’s the last day of the month, it’s already 4 pm and I still have half a tank of gas.

7. Advertisements for prescription drugs. They are vague about what they treat and the disclaimers and side-effects take up more space than the ads. These are PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. Why are you telling me? Tell my doctor. More importantly, tell my insurance provider (if I have one).

Damn, now my mellow is all harshed. What pisses you off?

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28 Responses to Airing of Grievances

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Other than my family? /snork. OK, just in from my CNN Fracking Breaking Feed……

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not appear on the Virginia primary ballot after submitting a petition that didn’t meet requirements, the Virginia Republican Party announced.

    The Virginia GOP wrote on its Twitter feed: “Rick Perry did not submit the required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary.”

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also submitted petitions to the Virginia State Board of Elections.

    The state party spent Friday verifying that the submitted petitions met the requirements to appear on the March 6 ballot. The Virginia GOP said on their Twitter feed Friday that Romney and Paul had both submitted enough signatures. This leaves only Gingrich’s status uncertain.

    The Virginia GOP said Thursday that Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum did not submit petitions. Virginia’s ballot requirements are more stringent than other states.

    WTF’s wrong with Virginia? Aren’t Mickey Mouse and Adolph Hitler allowed on the (WI) Gov Walker recall list?

  2. myiq2xu says:

    I just found out my uncle had a stroke. He was “acting weird” so they took him to the hospital. He is 66

    That’s all the info I have so far.

    • Karma says:

      Thankfully, your uncle was with someone and he is in the hospital getting treatment. That’s the most important thing. My thoughts are with him and your family.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Damn. Sorry to hear. Fingers crossed that they caught him in time for recovery.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Update on my uncle – he seems to have had a mild stroke. He was talking incoherently, getting agitated and was uncoordinated in his movements. No paralysis or blindness. He is in a hospital in Las Vegas and is stable. We probably won’t know anything more until tomorrow.

      Thanks to everyone for your sympathy and concern.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Hope he is able to make a speedy recovery. Fast treatment is so important. Glad he was not alone. My thought are with you and your family.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    My last grievance of the night: Kick them all Out !

  4. This Klownhaus fan sends regards for your uncle.

  5. DandyTiger says:


    The Democratic party for abandoning any sense of fairness, justice, or democracy in 2008.

    Meat eaters who mock, despise, or otherwise don’t get hunting for your food. I understand if you’re a vegetarian not liking the idea, but people that eat meat hating it… Fuck you and your denial about where your food comes from. Ditto people that don’t understand or hate farmers.

    Onesies for adults (I’ve seen on commercials recently). WTF? Just stop it with the really stupid ideas please. For heavens sake, get some dignity.

    Apple haters (or really any consumer company/brand haters). They’re just people making products. If you don’t like them, don’t buy them. Why the hate. Especially the religious hate. WTF? Get a life. And when you think about it, what people at Google, Apple, really any place pushing the envelop for cool things and ideas like that, is exactly what we want people to be doing. Make cool things, make money, compete vigorously, have fun. If you don’t like that, fuck you.

    MSNBC. They suck. Fuck them all. ’nuff said.

  6. kc says:

    Actually, I am a vegetarian but I cook meat for my husband–doesn’t bother me. And the Democratic party should be scorned and I do want them to grovel and beg for mercy. But, I don’t want to get started.

    Sorry about your uncle, myiq.

    • myiq2xu says:

      My opinion on meat is this:

      I love it. I eat it.

      If you don’t like meat, don’t eat it.

      I hate veggies, but I won’t stop you from eating them.

  7. kc says:

    And I do have a grievance against the Viagra commercials–what the hell is up with the bathtubs. Every one of those commercials ends with two people in separate bathtubs holding hands. It’s like they have bathtubs laying around the set and just have to use them.

    • Melissa says:

      I think it’s Cialis and I agree, those bathtubs are ridiculous. If I’m about to get romantic with someone, I’d like to be in the same bathtub as they are.

  8. Lola-at-Large says:

    Went to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo tonight. EXCELLENT job, David Finchner. Sorry Hollywood crapped all over the righteous pro-woman ending and made you put that piece of shit Americanized ending on it. I just ignored those five minutes. Hope you don’t mind.

    • timothy says:

      If you have seen how did it compare to the original?

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        I have seen the Swedish version, but not read the book (I have it and will now read it.). Waaaaay better. I liked every single character better, and I thought it was a better ending to the actual story. Plus, and I know you’ll appreciate this, Daniel Craig is such eye-candy. 🙂

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          That was ambiguous upon reading it! The Fincher (American version) is waaaaay better, ftr.

        • timothy says:

          Thanks. Read the trilogy awhile back and I am intrigued to see it in Fincher’s hands. Will never forgive myself though for seeing City of Angels(Wings of Desire)

    • Three Wickets says:

      I liked the original well enough. Don’t need to see the James Bond version, though I’ve heard it is good.

  9. timothy says:

    Best regards to your uncle.

  10. Three Wickets says:

    Obama is a fraud. Chomsky is a moron. Obots are idiots. Merry Christmas!

  11. timothy says:

    Punks who steal lawn ornaments/decorations from peoples front yards. Rash of it this past week in my little borough. Nice elaborate holiday settings stolen and for what?. Not like you’re going to be able to sell it for a few months if ever.

  12. Pips says:

    Web pages that force you to watch 30 seconds of ads before the page will load.

    … plus those that force you to activate Java Script. 👿

    All the best to your uncle!

  13. soupcity says:

    Ok, late for grievances but this took up my whole day yesterday.

    Family members who only NOW notice that my (very stubborn) mother cannot possibly live alone much longer. After nearly three years of taking care of her pretty much by myself and trying to beat this fact into everyone’s alcohol soaked and narcotic addled brains. Merry freaking Christmas, you idiots.

    And reality shows about every occupation that can be performed in a swamp.

    Ditto on the Nutella and MSNBC, gaaak!

    Hope your uncle does well, myiq!

  14. foxyladi14 says:

    Apple haters
    I love em specially in PIE 🙂

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