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Sunday, November 19, 2017



I find this difficult to believe
It’s time again for

This week’s stupid headlines and my stupider, sometimes sophomoric comments. 


Drunk Florida man arrested for driving lawn mower on highway – The road had been just mowed the day before!

Florida family awakens to man stomping on their roof – Apparently there was some Meth to his madness.

Florida man fights eviction over 'emotional support squirrel' – Florida…the stupid headline gift that just keeps giving!

Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting may sell for at least $100M in New York – I’m gonna take a pass. It is a very nice painting, but I just don’t have a place for it in my house.

Charles Manson in grave condition at California hospital – This is almost the Feel-Good headline of the week!

Professor draws ire for saying students will have to work hard and avoid drinking - A mental health campaign at the university said the message sent by the professor “could be extremely damaging to the mental well-being of the students concerned, and potentially others as well,” OMG!

McDonald's reveals plans to sell only humanely raised and slaughtered chickens by 2024 – It must be a difficult process to humanely slaughter a chicken as it apparently takes 5 years to figure out how to do it.

Airline apologizes after crew is filmed beating passenger on a tarmac – FU Air sincerely apologizes for filming the severe beat down we gave you last week.  We understand the lighting was bad and intend to have the crew take film sensitivity classes.

GOP State Legislator Quits After Having Sex With a Man – What’s the big deal?  He tried it and didn’t like it so he quit.

Germany supplants US as the country with the best global reputation – Just the friggin BMW drivers alone ruins the reputation with me.

30 Ugliest Sports Uniforms Ever Designed – Without a doubt, Seattle Seahawks has to be #1!

Feel-Good Story of the week:

If this doesn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy, you have no heart:

4-year-old friends think they're twins because they 'have the same birthday'


Come back again next week for more


Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Cranky Announcement

A Cranky Announcement

For the last year or so, I have tried very hard to keep political commentary out of this blog.  I may have failed from time to time, some issues are difficult to discuss without some political views slipping in, but it is my intent for this to be a political opinion free zone.  If I slip and offer a political position, respectful rebuttals will be published, however unsolicited opinions will be deleted as I do not wish to be a forum for political venom and rhetoric.

There are a million political blogs in this here internet, if you wish to express a political view or pick a political battle, please choose one of those and not “The Cranky Old Man.”

If I have offended anyone with my opinions, political or otherwise, I am sorry, and if you choose to not follow my blog, I understand.

Thank you.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bring Back The Slap

Bring Back The Slap
A cranky opinion for
The following is the opinion of an insensitive, cranky old man, with practically no social skills.  Opposing opinions are welcome and probably make a lot of sense.  As always, please, no name calling and that means you, you big stupid- head!
What happened to the slap?  I recall as a young man, we watched not only our hands around young women, we watched our mouth and our eyes.  Get caught stealing a peek…SLAP!  Curse in front of a young lady…SLAP!  Inappropriately touch a young lady…DOUBLE SLAP!!
We opened doors for ladies, we respected ladies.  Oh, we leered when we could, and we spoke of sexual wants, but not in the presence of ladies.  We respected ladies, and if we didn’t…SLAP!
In our 1960's college fraternity, when a brother's date entered the house, everyone was admonished, "Watch your mouth, a lady is in the house." 
I know it is not my faulty memory.   Watch any old movie from the forties or fifties.  If a man gets out of line in these movies, if he steals a kiss, takes a peek or disrespects a lady…SLAP!
Somewhere along the way to women demanding equal rights with men, and with the dropping of many sexual walls, respect for women has changed and for some reason the “Don’t disrespect me” SLAP has been discarded. 
I am certain that sexual abuse toward women has always been around, but it seems to be almost casual these days.  Politicians, teachers, entertainers, every man in power seems to think it is OK to be sexually aggressive to women, and I’m pretty sure it is not just men in positions of power, they are just the ones who make the news.
In the olden days, much of this aggressive behavior would be returned with a hard SLAP.  Men can be pigs, sometimes they need to be told in no uncertain terms where the line is, and words don’t always work.  "No" does not always mean "no" to a clueless man.  We do understand a SLAP.
Yes, times have changed, and men get mixed signals that they did not use to get.  Women want to be treated as equals in all ways.  Women compete with men in areas they did not compete before, and this is a good thing. 
Women may not act as demurely as in days gone by.  Women no longer “get the vapors” women do not use fake tears to get their way, they want to compete on an even footing with men.  Perhaps that is why they no longer slap.  Do today’s women feel above the need to slap? Do they feel the slap is demeaning?  Do they feel that when a man gets out of line simply telling him is enough?  It should be, but sadly it sometimes is not.
I do not mean in any way to put the blame for aggressive male behavior on ladies.  There is no excuse for men crossing the line.  We need to do a better job of teaching our boys how to behave as men, how to respect women.
But ladies, to help deliver the message of respect, bring back the SLAP.  Some of us deserve it.  Some of us need it, and not just a pity-pat; leave a hand print.  Make it hurt!
Men, shape up.  You need to stop the aggression, you need to respect women…all women.  No means no, and a SLAP means HELL NO!!
Ladies, I apologize for all the pigs of my gender.  You shouldn’t be put in uncomfortable positions, you deserve respect, but in the meantime…
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.