This aggression will not stand, man

Lately, I wake up in the morning, read my online news sites and carefully reach for my bottle of valium. Who needs coffee anymore?

I don’t need to go over the headlines. We’re all aware of what’s been in the news lately. I think what are these seemingly normal people thinking? I don’t believe in evil. It’s a cop out. They should be thinking before they act upon their incredibly selfish impulses, “What would your mother say?” It cuts right through the pop psycho-babble. But it’s neither here nor there and it’s not something I want to dwell on. The slobbering news dogs give it plenty of play already. I bet ratings are up.

I work with a lot of college students. Robust, bright and healthy. I can actually see the glimmer of youthful optimism in their eyes when they pass by me in the stockroom. Perhaps it’s just the reflection of the flourescent lighting but I like to imagine it is inspiration.

On occassion one will stop to chat with me and tell me about the hardships of being a student and working a job. My impulse is to tell them about raising a toddler and coming to work afterwards but it’s not their deal. They wouldn’t get it nor should they. I listen and tell them they do have a very challenging schedule but it will soon be over. Off you go.

I know this because I’m a parent now, and it’s wrong to disparage children, even when they are in college.

Oh, and I’ve had this The Big Lebowski line in my head all day long, “I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.”

Ravenous news dogs


It’s the only thing that’s been really on my mind, so I’m just gonna throw it out there. I resisted it yesterday.

So, I’m waiting for more details on the terror plot that has been screaming across every major news outlet, “Watch us! Watch us! We’ve got news tickers and a blinking yellow light letting you know in 2 second intervals the status of our current terror threat.”

Good God, I hope they blow something up soon! I’m gonna smoke some crack while I wait this out.

I’m waiting for the details that aren’t so hot for news outlets. Like it was a gerbil and a lost Canadian. For me it’s a knee jerk reaction to the eventual politicizing of this most recent threat.

So, “Thanks Scotland Yard. Our guys have their heads up their butts right now.”