Friday, October 4, 2013

Five Ways "The Man" Is Really, Really Irking Me These Days

Act #277:  Go ahead, call your representatives and give them a piece of your mind.

1.  Not permitting me to drink wine with my dinner despite the fact that the 21st Amendment repealed prohibition of alcohol sales 80 years ago.   If you are perplexed, 1.)  You must not live in Berea, KY; and 2.) Google the following words:  Dry.  Town.

2.  Systemically condoning a culture where it is legal to fire, evict, and refuse services to someone based on who they love (or choose to sleep with.)

3.  Handing a sexual predator a 30-day jail sentence, while his 14-year-old rape victim is driven to suicide.

4.  Sending two outstanding women (a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and a Public Health Manager for the Center for Public Health Quality) who are near and dear to me, to the unemployment office due to forced furloughs.

5.  And last but certainly not least:  Bickering and fighting over the number of hoops we should send people through before letting them go to the doctor.   

C'mon, you moan and groan and send your food back when it's cold.  You call customer service when your barista is rude to you.  Regardless of where you sit on the fence, if there was ever a time we needed to collectively complain because things just aren't functioning (and nearly every American is impacted), this is it.  Just do it:

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