Funimation, a Texas-based company specializing in dubbing and distributing anime for an American audience, went to Twitter on Saturday and engaged in a bit of virtue signaling.
Once a week Lyft emails its drivers a feedback summary. It supposedly shows how we did for the week and if there are any areas we can improve. It includes our up-to-date Lyft driver feedback score. That is, it’s up-to-date at the time the email was sent.
Driving for Uber yesterday took me to the nearby city of Frederick. While there, I thought I’d stop by the newer Walmart on the north part of town. I checked out the diecast car section. I’ve gotten back into collecting Hot Wheels. Not the cheap mainline cars like I did before, but the premium cars. They have Real Riders wheels and a metal base.
Just when I think my opinion of Donald Trump can not get any worse, he does something to drive it even lower into the ground than it was before.
From ABC News:
President Donald Trump canceled a planned visit Saturday to a cemetery for Americans killed in World War I, the White House citing bad weather that grounded his helicopter.
Trump had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, located adjacent to Belleau Wood and about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Paris.
So how bad was the “bad weather”?
Also from ABC News:
The Secret Service determines when it’s safe to fly Marine One, the president’s helicopter. Paris was covered in clouds with drizzling rain through most of Saturday.
Are we to pretend Marine One cannot fly when it’s cloudy and drizzling?
So we’re supposed to believe Marine One, laden with all sorts of high-tech avionics not found in any other helicopter in the world, cannot fly when it’s cloudy and drizzling? Nope, I refuse to believe that. Marine One is a beast. Even if the weather was truly bad, high winds and severe rain, Trump could have gone to the cemetery for dead American Marines killed serving our country in a motorcade.
Attending in Trump’s place were White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joe Dunford.
If the weather at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial was so bad (it wasn’t), how did Kelly and Dunford get there, an amphibious landing vehicle? A submarine?
I feel like Donald Trump wants me to hate him
I’m not proud of the fact that I despise our Commander-in-Chief. I’m really not. I try to find likeable characteristics in everyone, even in presidents I did not vote for. Some people make me try a lot harder than others to like them. With Trump, it’s impossible. No matter how hard I try, I cannot find anything about the man I admire or respect, let alone like. He cancels his trip to an American cemetery and memorial because of “severe weather” even though he knew there would be photographic evidence proving he’s a liar. He just doesn’t care.
The press is the enemy of the people!
When I cast my vote for president in 2016, I knew whoever won was going to be a bad president. I failed to realize it was going to be this bad. Donald Trump is the worst president in my lifetime. Worse than Jimmy Carter. Worse than Richard Nixon. Worse than George W. Bush.
Jimmy Buffett would make a better president than Trump, and I’ve gone on record that I hate Jimmy Buffett.
There’s a picture floating around the Internet, as pictures often do, that shows Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucas Films, standing with three women. They’re all wearing t-shirts that say, “The Force is Female.”
What the photo means depends on who you ask. Some say it’s proof that Kathleen Kennedy is a militant feminist who wants to kill all men. Either that or take away men’s child visitation rights and make them all pay more in child support.
Others are saying it’s an indicator why Disney’s Star Wars movies have more female characters, especially in positions of leadership. Others aren’t saying anything because they’re just t-shirts.
I’m in the latter group.
I was watching a YouTube video this morning where the host was bringing up the photo and trying to make a big deal about it. The video drove me to take six minutes and conduct a proper Internet search. My goal was to find the source of the t-shirts. This is what I was able to find.
“The Force is Female” is from Nike
The t-shirts were part of a marketing campaign by Nike. They had nothing to do with Star Wars. They were part of a campaign to get more women to wear Air Force One shoes, probably the greatest athletic sneaker ever made.
Of all the photos, the one shown above is the most offensive. Who in their right might wears Air Force Ones in bad weather? There’s snow on the ground. The ladies in the above photo don’t seem to care about their shoes. I’d go barefoot before I’d wear a pair of Air Force Ones in the snow.
This is what it says on the official “The Force is Female” page on Nike.com:
Nike’s campaign has nothing to do with Star Wars
Nike’s “The Force is Female” has nothing to do with Star Wars. If it did, they would have a photo of Aunt Beru wearing a pair of minty fresh Air Force Ones. They don’t. I’ve looked.
If memory serves, Adidas released Star Wars themed shoes when the awful prequels came out. I think Vans is making Star Wars shoes now. I don’t really know because I don’t really care.
Let not yourself be offended by the t-shirts of others
If you allow someone’s t-shirt to offend you, you’re doing something wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever been offended by the actions of a stranger, let alone by a t-shirt they were wearing, so it’s hard to put myself into the mindset of someone who has. The closest I get is when I see someone wearing Jimmy Buffett clothing or anything to do with the New York Yankees. Like most moral and rational people, I hate Jimmy Buffet and I hate the New York Yankees. When I see someone wearing that filth, I just turn my head and don’t look.
It works for me.
Today is Easter, the day Jesus Christ arose from his tomb after dying for everyone’s sins. Your sins, your mother’s sins, even Jimmy Buffett’s sins. We’re talking everyone’s sins. All someone has to do to have their sins forgiven is to ask. Not the person who was the victim of their sin, but Jesus.
All you have to do is ask Jesus to forgive your sins. He’s the one who paid for the sins by dying on the Roman cross, so it kind of makes sense when you think about it. He paid for all sins you committed in the past, the present, or the future.
If you do ask Jesus to forgive your sins, you’re good. You’ll go to Heaven as soon as you shuffle off this mortal coil. If you fail to ask Jesus to forgive your sins, you’re going straight to Hell. That’s where the Devil lives.
The way the system works, it doesn’t matter what type of person you’ve been on this earth. You could live the best possible life, helping those in need and choosing to always do the right thing. If you don’t ask Jesus to forgive your sins, you’re spending eternity in a giant lake of fire.
On the other hand, you can be one of history’s biggest monsters and if you ask Jesus to forgive you for everything you’ve ever done, you’re going to Heaven. That means if Adolf Hitler asked Jesus to forgive him of his sins two seconds before Eva Braun shot him in the head, Hitler went to heaven.
That’s just the way the religion works. Hitler might be in Heaven. It all depends on whether he asked or not. Plus, Hitler was Catholic. It wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibilities to imagine Hitler praying to Jesus before he died.
If you don’t like that, take it up with Jesus. He’s the one who set up the parameters used to determine who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell.
Today is also April Fool’s Day. It’s the one day a year unfunny people attempt to be funny by making up something stupid and passing it off as the truth. In other words, it’s the one day a year people act like Fox News. If you fall for it, you’re the fool. I greatly hate April Fool’s Day and those who participate in it.
When the Internet first started, April Fool’s Day was bad. As time went on, I think more and more people realized how stupid the whole thing was and decided not to engage in its foolery. Good.
I don’t know why Easter and April Fool’s Day are on the same day this year. I’m not a calendar scientist, so I don’t have an explanation. I know Easter floats around on different days each year while April Fool’s Day is locked onto the first of April. If you have a problem with both Easter and April Fool’s Day falling on the same day this year, blame Easter. It’s the one that can’t commit to a single day.