Friday, March 20, 2009

Political Correctness Sucks

I can't believe how much political correctness has taken away American citizen's right to say anything.  Well, anything that is considered politically incorrect.  Which is pretty much everything.  So I guess I stand by my original statement that we can't say anything.

All the news stations (and morons at my work) this morning are harping over the President's comment on Leno last night, in which he said that he bowled so poorly that he could qualify for the Special Olympics.  If you haven't heard this yet, he said his average bowling score on the White House bowling alley is 129, which "was like the Special Olympics or something."

Now call me what you will, but I think that is rude frickin' hilarious!  It's nothing that any person I know wouldn't say.  And if 129  is Special Olympics' level, the I might qualify for the Quadriplegic Olympics!

But does this somehow belittle those that are in the Special Olympics?  I don't see how.  If I was in the Special Olympics, and I found out that I could kick the Presidential ass at bowling, then I would be feeling pretty damn good about myself!

Yet, the White House press people felt the need to issue a statement before the sentence was barely out of his mouth.  They said, "[Obama] things that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world."  And, also, that he only meant it to be a funny joke about his poor bowling skills.  DUH!  Did anyone really think that his true motive was to put down retards Special Olympians.  Like maybe the whole reason he ran for President to begin with was because he had some kind of vendetta against them?

This ads to a personal run in with being politically correct earlier this week.  At work, I was doing a project for a presentation to a customer.  The initials of the customer's company are VC.  So in a column on a pricing sheet, I used this abbreviation.  The VP who was doing the presentation gets it and comes back to me and says, "you need to change this VC.  It is way too politically incorrect. I can't believe you missed that."

So I sat at my desk racking my brain, trying to figure out why in the world VC would be politically incorrect.  What does VC mean that would piss this customer off so bad that we would lose their business?  Venture Capital? Viscous Children?  Violent Criminals?  Velvet Coolats?  Viking Cunts? Venereal Cock?  I had no idea!

I finally decided he must mean VietCong.  That was the best thing I could think of.  Although I can't imagine our customer would have ever thought anything other than their company name.  And it's not like they were a Vietnamese company or anything.

The problem with people always having to be "PC" is just too far out of hand.  We are such a litigious country, that everyone is always worried about saying and doing the wrong thing.  Everyone is always worried about how will that be construed, and what will these people think, and blah blah blah.  

We're just a bunch of sissy fairies!  Oh wait, that's not PC.  We are just a bunch of manliness-challenged, size-challenged mythological beings.

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