WTF of the Week…

palinfascistSo, while Sarah Palin certainly sucks balls in all kinds of contexts, it’s Todd Russ (a Republican from Oklahoma) who’s the big asshole this time around. What he wants to do, though, fits right into the whole Palin picture there. If you haven’t read this article, then you probably should take a minute or two (it’s not that long, I promise) and get that under your belt. If reading isn’t in your timeframe, let me give you the gist right here from the article:

House Bill 1125, filed on Tuesday by Republican State Representative Todd Russ, is a radical measure that would end secular marriage licenses in the state. In addition, the bill would bar all judges and other secular officials from performing marriages in Oklahoma.

This guy wants to make it so only religious folks can get a marriage license, because he wants to protect county clerks from doing their fucking jobs and having to issue marriage licenses to gay people. Because, somehow, giving gay people marriage licenses is condoning gay marriage. Having to do something doesn’t mean you’re in agreement with it. Asshole, that’s called being an adult. Case in point, I’m a grown ass man and my rights are restricted every time I put on a seatbelt. Why? Because it’s not their job to save my life and, unless I go flying through my windshield and into someone else’s car, I doubt me not wearing a seatbelt is saving anyone’s life. If you think that’s a petty comparison, you go right ahead and line up for the fascist theocracy we’re becoming. He also uses the word facilitate, but hey, it’s their JOB. We all have portions of our employment we hate, but we still do it. It’s just that most of us don’t have the luxury of someone trying to pass a law to get us out of it.

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Let this sink in for a time, people. It’s getting crazy out there. And not in a crazy, take your clothes off and bathe in whiskey kind of good crazy, either. But a scary, Hitler-inducing we-need-to-create-the-perfect-society/race kind of crazy.

WTF of the Week

invoicewtfSo, this kid decided to spend time with his grandparents as opposed to some snotty kid’s party and got billed for it, since he RSVPed and didn’t show. Why am I calling this kid snotty? Well, any parent that bills another parent for RSVPing and not showing to a birthday party is a twat and their kids will undoubtedly grow up to be snots. That’s just my opinion, of course, and you are free to disagree. You can read the full article here, and there’s even a video to watch. Now, this happened a few days ago and I’m going to file it under my “WTF” for the week. The sad thing is that I’ll probably have another “WTF” in just a few days because we sure do like to fuck with each other.

At any rate, let’s examine this for just a moment. A mother sets up a party at this place where she probably pays per person that shows up. Pretty standard. This kid RSVPs, doesn’t show, so she paid for him and she in turn bills the no-show kid’s parents. The article isn’t clear whether or not this codicil was on the party invite, but the wording makes it seem likely. But even so, who puts that on the invitation in the first place? And if so, do you make exceptions for accident, illness, or death? Or does the flat fee apply regardless of the reason for the absence?

I have kids, two boys, and we generally do their parties at a central Ohio pizza chain or our house. We ask for RSVPs simply because if I have 15 kids coming (with 1-2 adults apiece), that’s a minimum of around 30 people I need food and drink for, plus prize bags and what other shit my wife plans. Now, let’s say I get a count of 30 and I order enough pizza for that many people at two slices each (and that ain’t cheap, Brownies), and then only half show up. I have a lot of leftover shit, man. It would never enter my mind to invoice these parents their two slices of pizza, three cups of pop, and goodie bags. It just seems petty. Though, at one point, the father here says “She didn’t treat me like a human being, she treated me like a child…”

Uh, asshole, kids are human beings…

Maybe you should pay her. Maybe she isn’t billing for a human missing a party, but kennel space for whatever species that little creature sitting next to you really is… I mean, that’s fair, right?

At any rate, dad should have said “Hey, not gonna make it…” There is, though, some disagreement as to whether or not the dad had the other parent’s digits. I figure he did, at one point, and tossed them. Or maybe he just didn’t care, didn’t think it’d matter?

Brownies, what are your thoughts? Was she right or wrong to bill this parent? Hit me up in the comments!