More racist teabagger rants

As if the Teabaggers didn’t have enough trouble with that little issue of racism, one of its biggest leaders came out and said this:

The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.

Uh-huh. This would also “make a lot of sense” if you didn’t want poor minorities voting for Democrats.

How to be a Facebook creeper

We all have a little creepertude within us. Facebook sort of demands it. I mean, within the average network a person has 97,000 pictures available for viewing. And who doesn’t like pictures. But therein lies the problem. There are some people who will “like” too many pictures. Or status updates. Or they’ll go just over the line. It may not always be a clear line, what with the newness of the whole thing, but there are a few things that are clearly on the wrong side. And isn’t it always a guy that’s doing the line crossing? (Hint: Yes.) Okay, that may be a little hyperbolic because, yeah, women surely are guilty of being over-the-line creepers, too. But that sort of fairness doesn’t grammatically work for my top three creeper signs:

  • He “likes” a picture of her from 3 years ago.
  • He makes his status updates about her interests, not his.
  • He starts talking to her immediately after her relationship status changes to “single”.

I see that final one the most. It’s like there was a metal cage protecting a slab of meat from a pride of lions and all of a sudden it gets lifted. ATTACK! Come on. First of all, since single women aren’t actually a slab of meat, being the first to pounce isn’t going to work. I’ve rarely seen That Guy in a relationship, in fact, and never with his slab-target. Second, have some class.

Thought of the day

Sometimes I think to myself that college basketball couldn’t possibly get more boring. But then they go and devote a whole month to it. That’s compound boredom right there.

When is Opening Day again?