We are a country of cry babies – including the Emmy’s

When did we become a nation full of whiny children? And I’m talking about the adults! Just the other day I was driving around downtown Nashville and passed a group of protesters who have been camped out near the Capitol for something like 50 or 60 days. To be clear, I’m in full support of everyone’s right to believe/say/live how they want but the way a lot of angry people go about things these days is absurd. Like these camping protesters. They’ve demanded a meeting with the Tennessee governor (among other demands) to which he said he will not be meeting with them. And good for him! There is a proper way to go about having your voice heard in a way that actually can change things. If you don’t like a statue, immature children think, “I’ll just knock it down.” Adults should know better.

It’s like me wanting my beagle to “sit and shake.” When I say, “Piper, sit,” and she doesn’t do it, no amount of whining or making signs or pouting or camping out near her food dish is going to change anything. It takes discipline, rules, and the proper method to teach her to sit. Then to teach her to shake. Whining doesn’t help anything.

Unless you’re the dog.

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease,” right? Well, sometimes the squeaky wheel is just annoying and gets replaced with a new wheel.

If you want change, figure out how to make it happen the right way, not by being lazy and expecting everything to be the way you want it right now. Maybe it’s a problem because basically everything we have in America is “on demand.” When cry babies don’t get what they want when they want it, they cry. Because they’re cry babies. It’s what babies that cry do.

Moving on to the recent Emmy nominations (nominees are submitted by their peers, or even submitted by themselves), there is a little bit of whining going on about the lack of Latin nominees this year. One year it’s black folks, the next year it’s gay folks, I guess this is the year for Latin nominees to be the poster children for social justice.

Well, guess what? It’s their own friends and co-workers who are voting or not voting for them. That’s Hollywood, folks. Hollywood is as liberal as it gets, generally speaking, so maybe, just maybe, nominees and winners should be selected on the quality of their work, not the color of their skin or their heritage? Just an idea.

It’s like Joe Biden’s determination to have a black woman as his VP for the upcoming election. Does that smack of patronization? Why not just pick the best person for the job? It could be a man, a woman, black, white, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, trans, whatever! Just choose someone who will do the best work as Vice President. With the Emmy’s… vote for who you think is the best person in any particular category? If they’re black, yay! If they’re Hispanic, yay! If they’re white, yay! Let’s celebrate the best (as if I cared about the popularity contest anyway :/ ).

How’s that for a rant? What are your thoughts on any of these topics? Feel free to chime in with a comment below!

-Out of the Wilderness

Vegan protesters support police who use organic pepper spray

San Francisco, CA — Another afternoon of civil unrest in San Francisco was met with clashes between police and protesters, and in one case, an officer of the law and a lover of  the vegetables. Among the demonstrators was a distinct crowd of vegans holding organically made protest signs, wearing recycled masks made from other masks, and sporting tank tops exposing their arm pit hair. [story continues below]

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Vocal leaders of the non-meat eaters spoke up after what can only be described as a good ol’ fashioned cat fight, no offense, involving a police officer who used pepper spray to get a handle on an unruly pale-faced vegan. The majority of the vegans actually sided with the the cop after learning he only uses organic pepper spray. This pleased the vegans greatly. After showing the ingredients on the back of the spray bottle, the officer went on to categorically deny ever using genetically modified products when he is oppressing someone.

-OTW News

The problem with global warming and evolution

Global warming is a hot topic (no pun intended, or was it?) in politics, media, and social circles all over the US. I don’t typically throw my snow cap into the arena on this subject because it’s not something I get hot about either way (pun definitely intended), however while I was driving around for hours yesterday (sorry, earth), I came up with an interesting proposition concerning global warming and evolution. The reason I paired those together is because the folks I’ve seen most concerned about global warming are probably also believers in evolution. Lovers of science, they are! But before we get into it, let’s start with one reason why folks care about global warming. The continuation of life for mankind, right? Basically we don’t want to go the way of the flightless dodo bird.

Become extinct? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Here’s what I’m getting at: I find it difficult for anyone to believe in evolution and also worry about global warming. Why? Because evolution in it’s most simplest form is the process of adapting. For instance, adapting to things like… global warming! Humans have evolved over millions of years, they say, so why would we stop evolving now? Wouldn’t mankind be able to adapt to the changing climate, as mankind has done for millions of years? Especially since the rate of change is extremely slow. Nasa shows that the temperature has risen a bit less than 2 degrees in about 135 years. Surely generations would progressively change over the course of years and decades, right?

So why are people vocal about global warming these days? Well, people like to argue.

People want to fight. I think that’s really what’s at the heart of most of these protests and rallies (whether it’s about Trump, or about science (yes, there were rallies about science recently!)). And before you get onto me about using parenthesis inside of parenthesis, I’ll go ahead and say, yeah I just did that. Wanna fight about it?? 🙂

Then there’s science. It’s my belief (until someone enlightens me) that all those science rally supporters can’t have their cake and eat it, too. Either evolution is real, in which case they’d believe mankind would be able to adapt to global warming; or global warming ending the human race is real, in which case they’d have to resolve within themselves that maybe mankind can’t adapt and evolve so maybe evolution isn’t a thing.

Evolution and global warming are not two soapboxes one person can stand on.

Anyway, I’m no scientist, but I think I’m on to something here. Feel free to enlighten me if you care and have the time! *Picking up my snow cap now from the middle of the arena*

-Out of the Wilderness