Drake has been getting a whole lot if praise for his job hosting the ESPN Espy awards last Wednesday. He was called charming, personable, and a legit triple threat of talent by the popular media. And I won't deny the man did much better than I thought he would. He was nearly Timberlakeian...
It will never cease to amaze me... The shit that people will care about...
Seriously. I've been tinkering on this website (in relative obscurity, I might add) for several years, and the randomness of things that have generated Hate Mail towards me has always left me scratching my head; the oddities of what manages to churn the ire of the readers that I attract never really jiving with what I feel might draw scorn.
Political correctness is running roughshod through this nation like the dark armies of Sauron, blanketing a once free and united peoples under a shroud of distrust, fear, and constant observation. We all know it... Hear it creeping into the language we use around our friends, see it in the shows and movies we like to watch, feel it smothering us as it invades every single facet of life in 2014 America.
There were always places where I could find peaceful refuge from such complicated turmoil; cover in the dark corners and smokey halls of the haunts and parlors still untouched by the cold hands of a soft, sanitized existence.
Ever since I was a young man, there has been a problem with Israel and Palestinians. Thirty six years of those two just going after one another like dogs, with the United States standing between the two sides holding the leash just keeping the two from going at one another.
My entire life they have been going at it, and my entire life our media has gone ape shit dreaming of the day that through our mere greatness, we can simply will what a grudge match as long as history hasn't been able to settle... Peace in Israel.
Of all the curses that a society can suffer from, Political Correctness may very well be the most insidious. Born of a desire to be sure that all peoples’ interests and histories are taken into account, it starts innocently enough… stopping this racial joke here, changing this insensitive term there.