Monday, May 28, 2007

Just when I didn’t think I could become any more pathetic!

I’ve just been working a lot lately and that’s pretty much been my life. Nothing really interesting to report, though I guess that shouldn’t come as anything of a shock to anyone. I’ve sort of settled into this new job I suppose, as much as is possible for me. I’m going to try and tough it out for a few months…I guess it ain’t so bad. The money is okay and they’re more than happy to give me hours. It’s pretty busy and fast paced (the opposite of what I have been doing) which is good in a sense, but in no way does it bring me any sense of fulfillment or happiness. It distracts me for eight hours a day (which I suppose is a plus) though I am still as miserable at the end of the day. Probably not any more so than I was before, but then again I don’t think that’s possible.

I hate Hugo Chavez. I’ve written about it before, but I really do. This story just made me sick to my fucking stomach. The freaks that actually support him are even worse. I just love the folks who actually take him seriously when he calls George Bush ‘the devil’ and shit like that. I know there are many people who really dislike Dubya and that’s fine by me. Just remember that he’ll no longer be president as of January 2009. But dictator Chavez wants to make himself ruler for life. And all the while you have these people who think it’s oh-so-grand (like that sack of shit Danny Glover, an actor I used to like). Gotta love the left-wing extremists.

Speaking of which I was going to write last time about how I was recently discriminated against as a conservative. I’m sure y’all are familiar with the whole facebook thing by now. Anyways, I received a friend request from someone I knew from back in high school, someone who was a fairly good friend. I add this person, all well and good. A day or two later I’m mucking about the site, adding photos, doing this and that. I join a few more of those silly ‘groups’ which are really just a symbolic thing, just for fun. So far as I know they don’t really do any good, they just let folks know where you stand on things, where your interests lie etc. A day or two after I do this I randomly check my list of ‘friends’ and happen to notice that I have exactly one fewer than I did a couple of days ago. No worries, people delete their accounts and the like. But when I go back to my main profile, I notice that this person that I had added was no longer listed on my recent updates. I double check and sure enough they are no longer amongst my friends though they are still with the site. It took me about 3/8 of a second to realize why they had done a very sudden about face and deleted me as a friend.

This person has very different views than I do. First of all, he or she is a homosexual. Secondly when first checking out their profile (as I always do when someone new is added) I saw that they had various groups that are frequently associated with more liberal ideology. Among the groups that I had joined were ones in support of traditional marriage and ones opposing abortion. I have no doubt in my mind that this person saw this and immediately decided to cut all ties to me. First off, I’m not losing any sleep over that. They’re not worth it. But it does sort of upset me in a more general sense, that being that people are so very often hating on me for what I believe in. I was well aware that this person had view diametrically opposed to my own and though I may not approve of their views, I hate that so many people are totally unable or unwilling to see beyond this stuff. One of the reasons I hate, HATE partisan politics (which is a whole other can of worms). One of my very best friends, Marty Boy, is also my complete political opposite. We have hard-core Archie Bunker / Meathead political debates. But at the same time we are very old friend, love football, beer, old movies and Cuban cigars. We find common ground. Yes I am a neo-conservative nut-job. I admit it. Now get over it. I remember also seeing a facebook which was something like ‘Every time I discover a cute boy is conservative part of me dies” and I thought it was pretty sad. Yes I know that it’s something of a joke, but I’m sure there are many people who actually feel that way. If I were a cute boy, I'd probably be a bit offended. As far as I’m concerned, you might be a bleeding heart liberal pussy, but so long as you’re happy to talk baseball with me (and you’re not Hugo Chavez) let’s grab a beer and leave the politics at home for a little while.

I know this is a very disjointed post but I’m just stringing together various things I have on my mind right now. Whatever I can think of really. I wish I had some coke. I’m not going to lie to you folks. I still haven’t been able to score any. If anyone could help me out, I’d be forever grateful. I know it’s sad but I’m being honest. I have very little to look forward to after all. The Blue Jays ain’t going nowhere this year. But at least they beat the Yankees who just keep on losing…that does make me happy.

And on a totally unrelated note, today I spent a good half hour browsing craigslist…for hookers. I actually did originally go to the site for something totally unrelated, saw the ‘erotic services’ section, clicked on it and spent a good while actually seriously perusing it. No I’m not going to make any inquiries today. But I am so very sadly considering it. If things don’t get any better, it might just come to this. And I don’t see any signs of improvement folks. Now my title makes sense, yes?


Blogger Andrea said...

Ahh, the old neo-conservative hooker-lover gag... I see, I see.

Don't let the Depot get you down man. We've all been down Life-sucking-retail-job Lane, and while it is a dark road, it does one day come to an end. You might as well learn something while you're there. Take a few seminars, and then maybe you can start giving the seminars to groups of single women, and offer to go home and help them with the "installation". Could spice things up, no?

However, I would recommend keeping your politics and coke-fiending out of the seminars. At least for the first few weeks.

May 29, 2007 12:19 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Well Mike, having lived in socialist Sweden for the past three years I have a newfound appreciation for the free market and tax cuts, but my love of conservative ideology ends there.

In terms of the anti-gay-marriage position, I can see why it would make a person who was homosexual upset (though I know that wasn't your intention); for them it isn't just politics, it's personal, it's their life.

As for me, I have no issues with secular conservtivatism; but when a person's faith and morality begin to override reason and rationality in their politics, I cringe.

If there were ever an rational argument, made outside of the realm of morality/faith, against gay marriage and abortion, I'd be more than willing to listen to it.


May 29, 2007 8:17 PM  
Blogger Kid Icarus said...

No gag A-Mac, I actually was spending my not-so-valuable time seriously checking out the hooker listings. And the job isn't so bad. I'm actually making more there than I thought I would be, so if I can stick it out for a few months, I'll come out of the summer in pretty decent financial shape.

Monica, I guess I see what you mean when you're saying that the subject does hit closer to home for someone who actually is gay, but I still think people have to learn not to take such a thing personally. It's not an attack on them as a person. If I had joined a group like "Everyone who gets a gay marriage should die and go to hell" then I could see grounds for being offended.

And really it's just one guy's point of view. It shouldn't matter that much in the grand scheme of things.

For the record I certainly agree with you that religious views should be separate from politics. Look at how well a country like Iran works. But I don't think you should confuse faith with morality...they're two very separate things. Me being against the murder of unborn children in the name of 'choice' has nothing to do with Jesus and everything to do with what's right and what's wrong.

May 30, 2007 11:30 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Right, but your belief in what's right and wrong rests in some fundamental faith (religious or otherwise) that there IS a definite right and wrong, and that you have the right to decide what is right and wrong for every other person in some general sense. The moral of the story is, if you're going to put your "moral" beliefs out there and say that you fundamentally believe that something someone you know does is wrong, don't be surprised if they don't want to be your friend anymore. Who would want to stay friends with someone who thinks their whole lifestyle and the core of their being is wrong? Doesn't seem like there'd be much point in that.

June 01, 2007 12:18 PM  
Blogger Kid Icarus said...

I'm not surprised that this person should feel the way they do...I rather expect it. But I never said that I have the right to decide what is right for fact, I stated just the opposite. It's just one guy stating his opinions.

And I never criticized their 'core of being' or whatever. Be gay, that's none of my damned business. Good for you and all the best. I'm simply against the notion that whatever union you have with your partner is in any way comperable to a marriage. Again, MY OPINION. Disagree with me and don't take it personal. It's not a personal attack on you in any sense.

June 01, 2007 11:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

About gay marriage: I think the the conservative end lost (at least in Canada) because they couldn't prove that marriage was a "sacred" institution. It's changed so much since its inception that it's almost unrecognizable. Women are no longer property, marriages are no longer arranged, people marry more for love/lust/friendship than for their families as a whole (its completely individualistic now), married couples don't have to have children (which was one of the main reasons it existed in the first place), and one of the biggest pieces of evidence that it's no longer a "sacred" institution: divorce (another product of liberal individualism), and, of course, common law marriage, where you don't even have to get married to legally BE married.

I'm for gay marriage (and I myself am married) but I don't think either position even matters at this point. There's only a small gay population, and a smaller percentage of those people even WANT to get married; combine that with the fact that, nowadays, very few straight people want to get married + the 50% divorce rate = marrige heading for extinction.

There's a case in Germany though where a full-blooded brother and sister, with three kids, are fighting to become husband and wife. Now that would make for an interesting debate!

June 02, 2007 9:10 PM  
Blogger Kid Icarus said...

The conservative side lost not because they couldn't prove or disprove anything, but rather due to the sneaky and insidious manner in which bill C-38 was introduced. Rather than have the people of Canada vote on such an important issues (such as is done south of the border) the Liberal government forced the issue before they were turfed. Had there been a referendum or had it been a ballot issue, I'm quite confident it would never have passed.

Outside of that, I agree with much of what you're saying, i.e. women not property, no arranged marriage, not necessarily needing to have kids etc. That's all well and good. None of those things have anything to do with my argument as to why gay marriage is wrong.

Rather you pretty much hit the nail on the head with your last little point. I read about that particular case in Germany and as much as people hate this reasoning, it really is a slippery slope. Soon people will be marrying their daughters or pet cats or dead mothers or 1967 Ford Mustangs. The line really has to be drawn. But I'm too tired to get into it right now. If anyone wishes, I'll continue another day.

June 04, 2007 11:20 AM  

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