Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ranting Again

This post started out as a forum to vent my frustration about the little things in life that bother me. My wife pointed out the other day that I'm getting too mellow and need to get a good rant going to get back on track.

What idiot decided where in a hotel room bathroom to locate the rolls of toilet paper? Wouldn't it make sense to put them where it does not require the gymnastic ability of Olga Korbut to reach them. While we're in the hotel bathroom, let me question the wisdom of a shower with just two water temperature settings: scald and shiver. And what's with that exhaust fan? It sounds like an SST breaking the sound barrier. If your trips to the potty are so toxic that you need a fan from a Boeing 747 to vent them, they should have to post a warning in the hotel lobby for anyone staying on the same floor.

I have nothing against people who ride bicycles, but what the hell is with these bicycle lanes sprouting up all over the city? There is no room for cars in NYC, much less bicycle lanes that take up needed street space. It's a real treat sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic while that empty bike lane sits there laughing at you. Cyclists are a menace anyhow. They bitch about drivers ignoring them, but they are equally guilty of ignoring traffic regulations and pedestrians. Why should they have their own little safe zones to get around. Let these Nancy-boys man up and take their chances like the rest of us.

Every so often we have to redefine 'stupid' to take into account the actions of a rapidly growing population of idiots. Some NYC teachers were caught taking fun and sun vacations while out sick from work. Why did this push the needle into the red on the Stupidmeter you ask? The jaboneys posted pictures of their smiling faces on Facebook for all to see! Even the Inspector Clouseaus at the Department of Education were able to connect the dots on this one. It seems to me that anybody this stupid is in no position to teach kids anything.

The Muslims pushing to build this mosque at Ground Zero are pissing off a lot of people. Why the strident insistence on this particular spot? Muslims are welcome to build their mosque anywhere else, so why push so hard for an area where so many people died at the hands of Muslim extremists? Would their prayers to Allah be heard any less if they moved a short distance away? It would be as if the Japanese wanted to build a Buddhist temple on Pearl Harbor after bombing the hell out of it to start WWII. Sorry but I'm in the ranks of the 'Opposed' on this one. If Muslims want to change their image in America and truly want to fit in, they are certainly going about it in a strange way.

People who should just go away: In Politics: The Obamas, Chuck Schumer, Charlie Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Al Sharpton, Christine Quinn, Barbara Boxer, Barney Frank, any leftover Kennedys, Pedro Espada and the entire New York State Senate. In Entertainment: Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga, Brangelina, Alec Baldwin, Barbra Streisand, Katie Couric, all rappers, The Beach Boys (enough already) In Sports: Roger Clemens, Isiah Thomas, Ben Roethlisberger, Serena Williams, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and Plaxico Burress.

Sorry to go all 'Alan Alda' on you faithful readers. The rant is back and it's take no prisoners.


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Joseph Del Broccolo said...

Why do the defenders of the Mosque keep saying: "freedom of religion" when it is not about that?

Jim Pantaleno said...

We should give them as much freedom as their countries give to Americans. What tics me off is not the Muslims who are pressing for this but the bleeding heart Liberals who are encouraging them.