Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Status Update... Still Breathing... Barely

I would like to apologize for the lack of updates recently. Unfortunately I came down with a very bad bout of peritonitis which resulted in a rush trip to the ER.

While at the ER I was given an IV containing Oxycondone. Let me just say I fully understand why people get addicted to that stuff, after about 5 minutes of the IV drip I had no pain and felt like I was flying.. Unfortunately they wouldn't let me take a few bags home.

The one silver lining for this site is my orders are basically bed rest which has allowed me to watch a shitload of daytime TV... and get angrier and angrier. I have a notepad filled with upcoming blog topics and once I start feeling better.. well let me just say as a promise to you there will be some rants that you'll never forget. I am hoping by the first few days in September we will be rocking and rolling.

Thanks for your continued support of ihatesaturday.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hey Rick Perry, I Got Your Response Right Here

When you have problems beyond your control who ya gonna call?

As I've stated before, I'm really not a fan of religion or arguing religious beliefs on the internet, however this story is just too amazing & sad to ignore.

This past Saturday afternoon, Texas Govenor and possible 2012 Presidential candidate Rick Perry held something called The Response at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Unhappy with the current situation in the United States, Gov. Perry decided to hold The Response where everyone in attendance would....pray for things to get better. I really wish I was making this shit up.

Perry in conjunction with the wonderfully homophobic and possibly racist American Family Association decided that prayer was the best way to tackle the problems facing their country. From the official response website (you can read it all here if you dare)

America is in the midst of a historic crisis. We have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. The youth of America are in grave peril economically, socially, and, most of all, morally. There are threats emerging within our nation and beyond our borders beyond our power to solve.

Our nation is at a crossroads. More and more Americans are perceiving the critical juncture we find ourselves in – the future of our nation is determined by the courage of its people: first, in recognizing the magnitude of our common trouble; then, by uniting to seize the unique opportunity this moment offers us. Our response can, in part, determine our future and define for our children – and their children – what kind of nation they will govern, serve, and lead.

Again this really fucking happened. There are disputes on how many people were actually in attendance as the organizers boasted that over 30,000 people attended however as of the Friday night prior to the event, only 8,000 had been confirmed for the event. To be honest the number of people that attended is irrelevant, there are three major issues that I find completely offensive.

#1. - Separation of Church and State

The Americans are known for beating their chests about their wonderful constitution, especially when it comes to their guns and their RIGHT TO BARE ARMS! Yet they'll just ignore the separation of church and state and have a possible presidential candidate praying for things to get better. How fucking lovely

#2 - The entire event is discriminatory

When the event was first announced some critics posed the question of, what if you aren't catholic and don't pray to "God"? The event organizers quickly backpedaled and stated that it was a day of prayer and faith and anyone was invited and allowed to come. But let's face it that what just more bullshit PR, anytime the AFA is involved, gays and non-whites better stay the fuck away. Without launching into a tirade, the AFA is the same group that "had nothing against gays but would pray for them to find that homosexuality is a sin". In my opinion there is very little difference between the KKK and AFA.


Ah feel that? It's the lack of personal responsibility that keeps this site thriving, go back and read the purpose of this "response". Because there are problems BEYOND OUR CONTROL. Are you fucking kidding me? You assholes got yourself into this mess with your total disregard of the consequences of your actions as well as your bullshit need for instant gratification. You can't spend money on multiple needless wars, then throw your hands up and be confused that your economy is in the tank. Maybe if you wait long enough Apple will make a fix the economy app!
Instead of taking a look in the mirror and blaming themselves and trying to work on a real solution, these 30,000+ nutjobs asked some grand wizard in the sky to help them. Which is completely mind boggling because, if this grand wizard actually existed, why wouldn't he/she have helped them before things got this bad? Oh right, you're not supposed to use common sense with religion.
Arrogance and Ignorance is a bad combination, especially when you consider there are places in this world where kids don't see their 5th birthday before they die of starvation.

I have only one response for you Rick Perry: Disgusting.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Morbid Obesity: Coming To A Town Near You!

If you've been outside recently you may have noticed a growing trend - literally. People are becoming the size of barns. We've gotten to the point in North America, where if one is able to walk through a doorway without turning sideways they have a proud sense of accomplishment. Statistics released this year indicate that 1 in 4 Canadians and 1 in 3 Americans fall into the obese category. Not just overweight, not chunky, not big boned. GIANT FAT ASSES.

A running theme in this blog is lack of personal responsibility, something that applies directly to the obese community. Instead of taking a good long look at themselves in an over-sized mirror they do what society does best, they play the blame game. If you ask obese people, you will get a myriad of answers as to why they weigh more than a small horse. It's always the fault of genetics or they have a thyroid problem" I have a glandular problem It's excuse after excuse without addressing the truth, which is simply THEY EAT TOO FUCKING MUCH.

As someone who fell into the obese category over 4 years ago and is no longer in it, I can say the key to weight loss is a extremely simple It's Calories IN vs Calories OUT. There is no magic pill, there are no shortcuts. Of course you could be a giant fucking tool and do that fucking idiotic lap-band surgery and either die immediately after surgery or spend the rest of your life licking an ice cube and calling that dinner. So stop watching TV get your fat ass off the couch and go for a walk, leave the car at home and walk to work *GASP* A WHOLE FOUR CITY BLOCKS??!? YOU MONSTER! Stop treating Ronald McFucking Donald like your dealer and eat a salad with veggies once in a while. Not a salad with a litre of full-fat dressing either. I don't want my tax dollars to go to these fucking hambeasts in "mobility carts" rolling around this fucking city.

The picture you see above inspired this rant and is sadly an actual menu items in many places in the US and is being introduced here at the "Canadian National Exhibition"... Think of a really really shitty County fair, make it 10 times worse and that's the CNE here in Toronto. Last year they had deep fried butter & deep friend mac n cheese. This year the big attraction will be the Krispy Kreme burger which is a beef patty topped with a slice of cheddar, tomato, lettuce, bacon and an egg will be wedged between two glazed doughnuts. The heart attack snack packs about 1,000 calories

Personally the thought of sugary doughnuts combined with a burger makes my stomach turn but have no doubt it will be a giant seller and the CNE will makes tons of money from it while the fat fucks get fatter and struggle to walk up a flight of stairs.

In the coming years they better find a way to deep fry insulin, because at this rate we're going to need it.