Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The depths of idiocy...

Here's a good one about the laughingstock that today's playgrounds have become. The article explores the safety measures that are being taken today to make playgrounds safe.

You know the drill. Out with the slides, merry-go-rounds and teeter-totters. In with the plastic crap, rubber bumpers and and padded helmets.

Out with the fun and in with the blues.

That we allow these paranoid, pantywaist ninnies to have this sort of control really irks the hell out of me. I haven't had much chance to stand up to this sort of irrational overprotection, but as my kids grow up, believe me I will.

Morons like this are the same sort that will hand over every liberty our veterans have bled and died for just so they can delude themselves into thinking that they are a little bit safer. It's a typical liberal mindset. "We know better than you. Nanny knows best. Here, let me pat you on the head and condescendingly tell you how to live your life."

The politically correct mindset they exude with their exclusions of things like dodgeball and tag (tag for Pete's sake...) is an excellent illustration of their totally disconnected association with reality. Of course these are the same sorts of people who loathe the economically successful. These are the same socialists, commies and tyrant-enablers that want the government to control everything.

And now it's spread (like a disease, an infection, a virus) all the way down to our friggin playgrounds.

I don't know what the solution is. Maybe privately-funded dangerous playgrounds with public access.

What morons.

5 Comments:

Blogger Reason said...

That's what you get when you have state sponsored ___________.

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31/8/06 12:13 PM  
Blogger Reason said...

That's what you get when you have state sponsored ___________.

Fill in the blank with just about anything you want.

31/8/06 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Isaac t said...

Okay, first of, my friend, my stomach is still sore from all the laughter. I think that's one of your best blogs so far. Secondly, now I think I'm ready to actually go and read the article. See you when you get back!

31/8/06 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Isaac T said...

Okay, first of, my friend, my stomach is still sore from all the laughter. I think that's one of your best blogs so far. Secondly, now I think I'm ready to actually go and read the article. See you when you get back!

31/8/06 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Isaac T said...

Okay, so here's my take on the cute little article. 1) Hatch's gift shop at the mall in Dubuque should have been sued for having glass shelves. My brother Aaron tripped me when we were running through the store like idiots when we were children. I got stitches just above my eye for that little stunt. 2) Campbell's Soup should be sued for making cans made of aluminum and not plastic. My brother Aaron bounced my head of my Campbell's Soup Can castle when I took one of his cans from his castle and placed it on mine. I got stitches above my other eye for that one. The carpenter and furniture store that made and sold my head board should be sued. My brother Aaron tripped me and I lit head-first on the corner of my head board, sending me to get stitches above one of my eyes for that one. The contracter that poured the cement in the basement of the house I grew up in should be sued, as when I was 9 months old my brother Aaron pushed me down the steps, splitting my head open, and causing me stitches. The contractor that put in the pole that held up the ceiling in the other house I grew up in should be sued as it had sharp corners. So when Aaron bounced my head off it (for me beating up my younger brother Zachary), causing me another trip to the ER for stitches, it was really the contractor's fault. And I have more stories of trips to the ER for stitches, arms and legs getting reset after being pulled out of the socket by my brother Aaron, etc.
Here's my point. Each time, those things mentioned above were not the cause of me being the way I am today (or rather, looking like I do today). My brother Aaron is the cause. For us to sue everyone is actually not the correct action. Mom and Dad beating Aaron within an inch of his life each time was. He was the reason.
So as heartless as this sounds- when a kid hangs himself by his hood on his sweatshirt on the monkey bars, wouldn't it be wiser to say the kid was an idiot and should have known better? The kid that falls off the side of the play equipment wasn't being careful and fell off? Why does it have to always be someone else's fault?
And I understand kids think they are invinceable. I was just at the playground with my 5 and 3 year old nephews a few weeks ago. They think they can do anything. And you know what? When one of them gets on something they shouldn't be on, my sister-in-law, my wife, or myself yelled at him to get down (sure, we may have shattered junior's psyche, but he's still around to today).
Is it possible anymore to say that accidents happen? That it wasn't intended but that it just happened? How is it that we make judgments about everything from our 20/20 vision after the event as if the action hasn't taken place yet (well, all the proof was right there, the person was obviously derelict in duties for not seeing that... hahaha, 10 minutes after it all went down... and after thanking God it wasn't us at the helm when it happened, because it would have been way worse).
Ya know, when are we going to treat people with higher standards? When do we stop babying people? At what point do we tell people to grow up, take responsibility for their own actions, and stop this childish "everything is all your fault?" That stuff just ticks me right off. Okay, I've ranted enough. Thanks for reading... I'm out like a fat kid in dodgeball (which we just played in youth group last week!!!).

31/8/06 10:13 PM  

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