From time to time I get requests to write about something in this space. To kick ass and take names as Armand has so aptly put it.
I've been asked to take the soda pop people to task for the way drinking too many carbonated drinks may leach calcium from your bones and contribute to osteoporosis.
I guess I think there's plenty of blame for that one. Women who don't eat and drink enough foods with calcium in them to start with. Who don't exercise enough and smoke on top of it, because smoking is a big contributor to sucking calcium out of your bones.
You can also blame moms who don't know enough about nutrition to ensure that their kids are getting the amount of calcium they should. Then don't encourage their kids to exercise enough and allow them to smoke.
I suppose you can throw in the soft drink advertisers who spend billions to get you to slam down their stuff instead of milk and healthier options. Although the milk lobby has been doing that mustache campaign fairly successfully. Companies like Dean's have been bottling moo juice with more "youthful" graphics and calling it Chug a lug. That helps.
But what you put into your body is your responsibility. So I just figure if you smoke and don't get enough exercise and refuse to incorporate enough calcium into your diet, along with all the other stuff you need to make bones like vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus, etc., etc., then it's your own damn fault. Or your mother's. We haven't been blaming moms enough lately have we?
Also some people have a bug up their butts about Karl Rove being gay. They want me to make a big deal about the possibility. Like I care. Like outing him is going to matter. Oh yes, it's ironic that an administration which seems to revel in gay bashing may have one of THEM in their midst. But the fact that the allegedly liberal media have not pounced on this story at all just says that these days it frankly doesn't matter. If he were a pedophile, then it would matter.
Besides, he'll screw the pooch some other way. And George is doing enough for both of them on his own.
I grind a lot of axes, but those are two I just can't get excited about. Got any others?