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10 December 2014

This is what entitlement looks like. There was no need to make the other passengers wait because she had a problem with the intricacies of her service. Take note, take down names and when you get back to the office, then let the heads roll. Jesusfuckingchrist. Running a mega business doesn’t mean you need to be devoid of civility when it comes to your employees or customers. Fuck that noise.

If you’re wondering what “a class act” looks like, take a gander at at Malala Yousufzai, Nobel Prize laureate.

From the article:

During her Nobel speech, she commented on her attempted assassination at the hands of a Taliban gunman in 2012. She was just 14 years old when the gunman boarded her bus, pointed a pistol at her head, and pulled the trigger in an attempt to silence her.

“I had two options — one was to remain silent and wait to be killed,” Yousafzai said. “And the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one. I decided to speak up.”

…And that right there, ladies and gentlemen, is what real badassery is about.

Next on, Things a Pro Lifer Will Likely Never Tell you:


B EdelmanImage Source:Jonathan Wiggs via The Boston Globe  

I realize this statement isn’t going to make me any friends, but because of that whole “zero fucks given” thing, I’m gonna go ahead and share it anyway. I don’t see anything wrong with what Benjamin Edelman did. Yeah, sometimes it can be petty to harass a small business owner for the two, three, or even—gasp—four dollars that you’ve been overcharged. However, we all work our butts off for what money we do have and we shouldn’t have to part with it needlessly. Additionally, if this small business owner is overcharging one person, they’re likely overcharging others. Those couple of dollars will add up, over time, and if you’re a faithful patron of a small business like that, they’ll add up for you too. To me, that’s just as bad as jumping through tax loophole, after tax loophole, in order to multiply the millions already being made. Fair is fucking fair, even when it works against the little guy.

Bonus Link

Keurig Hackers, I salute you. Also, has anyone pinned this to one of their Pintrest boards yet? Get on it y’all.

The fact that this was a voter-approved initiative that was overturned–to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in DC– makes our legislative system feel like a big ol’ shade tree. I don’t know about you, but I hate that feeling. And yes, I realize that’s “just how it works.” That’s kind of my point.

I leave you with one extra news link because I’m feeling generous, because it’s the season of giving and because it’s just too cool not to share. Thanks Google!