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Likely due to construction season, I have observed CPO on the rise in a number of South Eastern Michigan communities.
Sample A: CPO Solving a Problem
This young man doesn’t like terrorists. However his feelings are so much more complex than that. It’s not as simple as distaste. He wants to do something about them but he feels powerless at a times. He has some room on his back window, but how do you get all those complex emotions into such a bumper sticker that’s so spatially restrictive? Solution? CPO.
Sample B: Advancements in CPO Technology
Here we have a gentleman who wants to make a number of points with his rear window. One CPO won’t do; in fact, standard levels of CPO aren’t going to cut it. Thankfully Cabela’s has come out with some cutting edge tech including the Double Decker CPO, (Chevy/Imports) and for the truly ambitious communicator, the Double DeckerCalvin-Poops-On (Chevy/Jap-Crap [sic]).
He leaves us, his readers, with a little mystery however in “Kill ‘em All / Let God Sort ‘em Out.” Who are these folks? Clearly he is not a fan of Chevy drivers, or me in my Japanese-made automobile, but he has expressed that in the form of a childhood favorite doing diddle (etc). So who then? The world may never know.
Finally, we’re left with only dreams. Dreams of where the next big jump in CPO will take us. Word on the street is that Cabela’s already has pastors in the lab praying for the much-whispered-about-but-never-attempted Triple Decker CPO. We can only hope & pray.
A few months ago Facebook quietly increased eavesdropping on the website. Now you see more conversations between two other people incorporated into your newsfeed, and if your posts are public, like mine, friends-of-friends are able to read and comment on your posts.
It all started with a quick comment I made regarding the comment section on the Channel 4 (Detroit) website.
Which included these beauties:
And of course…
It must have popped up in this dude’s feed (name left for public shaming):
I was confused.
There are a lot of things wrong with this comment. First, unless his definition of “overtly” is significantly different than mine, then yes, those comments are “overtly racist.” They could probably even be classified as “really racist,” “holy crap that’s racist,” or “this is the most racist thing I’ve heard anyone say in a public forum.”
Craig didn’t think so though, he felt that I was simply being politically correct and he was sick of it.
Oh, and by the way, if you don’t live in Detroit or Benton Harbor, you can’t recognize racism. Apparently the thing that really affects your ability to recognize racism when you see it … is being a racist, I’m looking at you Craig.
In case you think this might get better, it doesn’t, here’s Craig explaining the difference between Political Correctness and Racism (by getting them exactly backwards).
After that it degrades into an episode of Hannity. Craig refuses to discuss racism with someone who isn’t from Detroit (he’s not either) and accuses anyone who thought those comments were racist of being an Elite-hating, conservative bashing, commie liberal.
Which brings us to Exhibit B:
In this situation I was the eavesdropper. A friend of a friend’s conversation popped up in my feed.
Which brings us back to the post that started the whole thing: if you ever think racism is a thing of the past, guess again. In fact, it’s so still a thing that entire social groups don’t know what it is, or that they’re supposed to not do it.
Facebook’s new elevated eavesdropping functionality has given those of us who live in social bubbles of relatively decent human beings a little more insight into the broader America.
This got me to thinking about the word racism. It’s so specific that it almost makes these folks special. Let’s just call ‘em assholes. These folks are assholes. It’s simple. It’s direct. It’s true, and being an asshole is a bad thing no matter what circle you swim in. So, racists, I no longer give you the recognition of being a special asshole – you’re just an asshole.
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