Should social media posts be banned if they offend a vast majority of people?
Most of us probably believe the answer is no. We should all be allowed freedom of expression. After all, free speech is a fundamental right. Besides, who’s to determine what’s acceptable versus objectionable?
However, let’s also agree that social media posts widely considered offensive should be accompanied by consequences.
This too becomes problematic.
I don’t mind tipping.
Some jobs pay such pathetically low wages that tipping is absolutely necessary to get people to do that kind of work. Besides, anyone who repeatedly has to deal with the public probably deserves some kind of “survivor” bonus. Hell, I’d rather dig a ditch in the summertime for minimum wage than serve a family at an Applebee’s with a couple of highchairs. Please, hand me a shovel. I mean hand me a shovel to dig the ditch — not to use on the kids. Just want to make that clear.
The problem is….everyone who deals with the public now expects a tip. Tip jars are placed everywhere. Here in Las Vegas, tipping is probably my third-highest monthly expenditure, behind my mortgage payment and what I pay to the bookies.
Prompted by a reader suggestion posted yesterday on social media, I was inspired to compile the following list of monsters and madmen….
Those who fail to learn after being fooled over and over again are doomed to be fooled over and over again.
Writing about a Trump MAGA rally is like narrating an orgy. I look around and I can’t believe I’m here. Everyone else seems to be having a ball of a time. Boobs and asses pack the room and are bouncing everywhere. There’s lots of screaming. But no one here strikes me as someone I want to get too close to, let alone touch. Please, I hope no one recognizes me.
Hey, Texas. We gotta’ talk. How come some many of your football teams are ummmm…..shit?