I don't like to blog. Blogging makes me think about all the things that piss me off, and then I just get more pissed off. I read an article yesterday that makes me mad, and re-enforces some of the reasons I hate many people.
It was an article discussing how an architecture firm was racist, because they did not include enough renderings of black people when they showed some concept drawings of a new building. Some poor guy is now getting in trouble because when he cut&pasted some stock photography in to a building drawing, to give a sense of scale, he was not being ethnically considerate.
There was no racism in this drawing until someone decided that there should be. There are people out there who spend their time looking to make trouble. (Al, you could do good if you didn't act like such a drama queen) These people do more harm than good, bringing racism, sexism, nationalism, and whatever other -isms you can think of in to a forum where they do not belong. What are they gaining? They claim they are trying to raise awareness of a horrible issue that plagues the world, but in reality they are -causing- the issue. I'd venture that 90% of the 'racist' issues out there are really just misunderstandings. Some random artist at some random company didn't purchase the 'black pack' from StockPhotos.com. End of story. Or at least it should be.
Instead, someone decided to making a news story out of it, bringing up stupid facts about the Federal Fair Housing Act. Come on, seriously, the building isn't built, there are no leases available, no one is prohibiting non-white-males from getting on the damn train!
Here's a thought: Don't bring shit like this up. You are pushing your own agenda, you are not helping the nation.
Bonus extra rant:
Dear stupid self-absorbed Microsoft bitch,
Just because you are driving a brand new Mercedes does not mean you can make a U-turn in the middle of the road. You are in the right-hand lane so you can go straight. I am in the middle lane so I can turn left. Do you know how close you have to be when you pull your stupid move that when I hit my breaks (traveling 25-30mph, under the posted limit on that road) things fly off my front seat, my back 60/40 split seat falls open, and my car skids on the road? Apparently you don't, since you throw your hands up in the air when I honk at you. You are lucky I was able to stop inches from you - my air bag and seat belt would have protected me, but when my car barreled in to your driver's door you would not have made it out unscathed.