A little about the topics

So, in my last post, I mentioned that what I will be posting will be done from a mostly-liberal perspective.  I don’t have a problem with (most) conservatives, but I just don’t see things the same way that they do.  That said, here are a few, more specific topics you’re likely to see here.

Civil rights in the US – I do not understand why any reasonable person would want to discriminate against anyone.  While I am not gay, I feel very passionate about the current same-sex marriage debate that’s going on in this country.  Actually, the debate is over, it’s just that some states are reluctant to accept the inevitable.  With key parts of DOMA overturned, there is no legal basis for preventing two consenting adults from marrying.  I’ll go into this in more depth while commenting on stories in the news.

Guns in the US – I am sick and tired of the narrative that pits the evil liberals, who are trying to take away everybody’s guns, against “Real Americans” who want it all, regardless of how many people get hurt.  I don’t have a problem with the second amendment, but I don’t see a problem with regulations that can greatly reduce the number of people shot to death.  I am tired of the groups like the NRA who do nothing but instill fear in American citizens, just so people will buy more guns.  The chances of you being confronted with an armed assailant are statistically quite low, but they would have you believe that you aren’t safe unless you are armed at all times.  Phooey.

Whatever idiotic thing I see in the news – whether it’s the MS woman who tried to sneak (lol) 81 pounds of marijuana in checked luggage in California, or the Alabama supreme court justice who believes the first amendment of the US Constitution only applies to Christians, some people deserve to be shamed.  While I doubt anyone will hear it coming from me, I’ll say it anyway.

Thanks for reading!

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A little about this blog

I created this blog simply because it was free.  I wanted to create an account in order to post comments to friends’ blogs, and this option was available.  I sometimes subject my friends to long wall posts on Facebook regarding current events, simply because I have no other outlet.  I really couldn’t justify creating a blog, since I didn’t figure anyone would read it anyway, but as long as it’s a part of the registration process for this site, why not use it?

My tagline is a joke made during registration, but it’s also likely true.  I am pretty lazy when it comes to writing down my thoughts outside of comments on various media sites.  However, the next time my passion for a topic compels me to pontificate, I will do so here instead of on Facebook.  That way my friends there will only ever see a link from me and can read my ramblings at their choosing.

The name for the site comes from my short term memory issues.  One of my favorite Slayer songs is a little ditty called “Here Comes The Pain”.  For some reason, I used to conflate that with the movie “There Will Be Blood”, and always referred to this song as “There Will Be Pain”, which I think is a  pretty cool song title anyway.

The topics about which I post will mainly be commentaries on current events.  They will be written from a mainly liberal perspective, as the liberal ideology just makes more sense to me.  I am registered with no political party, but that doesn’t mean I don’t take sides.  I will call out any party’s actions I see as ridiculous, but I’m going to tell you right now, lately it’s been the Republicans largely dominating what constitutes ridiculous behavior these days.  My Republican friends, try not to take what I say personally.  When I say “Republicans”, I’m talking about the ones in charge who make policy.  If anyone ever has a problem with what I say, let me know and I will clarify my position, but I don’t water down my language too much in an effort to please everybody.  And because of the lazy factor.  I’m not going to say “some Democrats” or “certain Republicans”, simply because that’s too wordy.

Speaking of being too wordy, I think we can now all see why I don’t want to over-complicate my speech.  I can ramble.  So, I’ll cut things short here.  And in opposition of my tagline, another post is forthcoming!

Thanks for making it this far.