Setting Boundaries

Boundaries are healthy and are generally used in moderation, or as needed, by emotionally healthy and mature adults.

Needy soul-suckers, insecure attention-whores, and self-centered fucktards don’t bother setting boundaries and they have no respect for the boundaries that others set. Feckless cunts are the worst types.

If they’re unhappy with life then there is a solution. It would be nice if they used that option and left normal people alone.

Boredom is easily relieved if one is intelligent. If you’re always bored then there’s probably a reason. You need to look inside yourself for the answer.

Blaming others for your continuous misery is a waste of time.

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Thursday Thoughts: Censorship

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Here we go again. I’m getting a bit tired of people who would rather talk about the confederate battle flag than discuss the real issue of racism and domestic terrorism in this country. It’s now become a red flag to be waved in the faces of others; knee-jerk reactionaries on both sides of the issue are distracting and detracting from what really needs to be talked about. What offends me most is that I have to take a position and kinda-sorta defend it! Here’s why: because of a television show from the 80s that I and my brothers used to watch, called The Dukes of Hazzard. From IMDb:

Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car “General Lee”, assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne’er-do-wells often backed by the scheming Hogg.”

Note that it is listed as a “Family Classic.” Anyway, because of the flag flap, the show has been pulled from whichever stations currently air it so that the “General Lee” can be ‘sanitized for your protection.’ I disagree with that being done – the show should air as it originally did, with the offending flag on top of the car. What good will come from deleting it from the show? Answer: not a damn thing, other than maintaining the advertising revenue of those television channels…which, if I’m not mistaken, still air shows such as Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons. I distinctly recall a specific episode of “Little House” which had a special guest star: Todd Bridges, who played Willis on “Diff’rent Strokes.” He spoke the N-word in that episode; I’m quite sure that word has never been erased, edited or bleeped out of said episode.

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Digressing: a Masters golf champion named Bubba Watson currently owns the original “General Lee,” and he wants to replace the confederate battle flag on that car with the American battle flag. Others are freaking out over his personal decision, claiming that he’s ‘destroying an icon.’ No…no, he isn’t – destroying it would be putting it into one of those old car-mashers! If he wants to paint it over then that is his right to do so, because that vehicle is now his own personal property – he can do whatever he damn well likes with it! This is what many people are overlooking: the request has been to remove the confederate battle flag from PUBLIC PROPERTY. Do whatever the hell you like on your own PRIVATE PROPERTY, provided you aren’t breaking the laws of your city, county, parish, state, or whatever. If people aren’t intelligent enough to know the difference, then it would be nice if they would kindly shut the fuck up.

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When the Disney ‘classic’ Fantasia was originally released, there were some extremely racist images in it. Those images were removed when the movie was re-released in Y2K, solely for sales purposes. Still, who can forget The Song of the South, or Dumbo? Let’s get real, here: erasing and ‘sanitizing’ things doesn’t do much good, and really serves no purpose in the grand scheme of things. This country has a racist past and that past still influences things today – whitewashing and revising the history doesn’t help matters any.

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In my own collection of VHS tapes, I have Bugs Bunny Classics, Bugs Bunny Wartime Cartoons, and one simply titled “Weird Cartoons” – that one has oh-so-priceless gems such as Little Black Sambo and “Scrub Me Momma With a Boogie Beat.” The voices in the last one are done by the Andrews Sisters…you know, those women who originally sang “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B).” Why do I possess those things, you might ask? Simple: for the same reason that I own the special edition of Reefer Madness – because I can.

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I was inspired to write this post because of the new season of Key & Peele, which aired last night. I personally think that the show is hilarious; obviously, others will disagree. Do I think that some of the sketches fall flat? Of course. Do I think that everything they do is funny? Not really, any more than I think that every single episode of South Park is funny. There are at least three episodes of South Park (over how many years?) that I find completely unwatchable. But guess what I do? I don’t send endless letters to Comedy Central about it…when those episodes air, I turn off the television and do something else. I can’t and won’t tell anybody what they should watch, read, or listen to. I sure as hell don’t need others telling ME what to watch, read, or listen to. Some people love The Boondocks –  I fail to see why, but again – I change the channel or turn the TV off when that bit of tripe airs.

So, Bubba, go ahead and paint over the flag on the top of the “General Lee” – it’s your vehicle. TV stations, don’t erase the flag in the show – leave it as it is. For that matter, put The Cosby Show back on the air: after all, what is happening now has nothing to do with the show, right?

Censorship sucks – especially when it’s gratuitously selective, as it is with every single nude scene in every movie and TV show. If I have to see barely covered breasts and tons of female ass on TV – and that’s just in the commercials – then get some hard-bodied men in the same scene. Be sure to get some nice close-ups of semi-erect members, barely covered by tight boxer-briefs. Kind of like Anthony Wiener’s junk, but better displayed. It’s only fair, IMHO…

 

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