Ever just get the urge to yell at someone, ‘Shut up and listen!’
Most people do not deserve to be spoken to in this manner. Then again, most people are not idiots. But, for the small majority of those who are, we make an exception. We urge them to ‘Shut up and listen!’ If only they would listen. Listen to the words coming out of their mouths. Listen to the disgust and disrespectful gasps and sighs each time they speak some dumbness. If only they would listen, when instructed to simply listen. This world would be a better place.
How many times have you heard someone put their foot in their mouth, and you just want to put your foot in their behind? Some people just talk to be heard. But, really, who wants to hear all of that idiotic rhetoric? (I think that’s overkill. Just rhetoric is suffice.)
Take the handful of athletes being chosen to speak against Kaepernick for his choice not to stand during the National Anthem. One in particular comes to mind. Shaquille O’neal. He sat on national TV and criticized Kaepernick for not standing. He went as far as to say ‘How come you didn’t decide to do this last year or the year before that?’
Really Shaq? His decision to not stand is not okay with you. But, did you say anything when Trump spoke ill against your POTUS? I’m sorry, I can’t hear you, Shaq. Classic example, in my opinion, of the old ‘foot in the mouth.’ If he wasn’t so tall. I’d put a foot in his behind, myself. Big dummy.
Just shut up and listen to yourself. You said enough saying that you wouldn’t have done this. That’s enough. But, not for Shaq. He felt he had to go further on record and say what he said about Kaepernick not making this choice before now. Shaq, you ever heard of the term fed up? Kaepernick, like many of us blacks, are fed up. We have sat by and accepted this for far too long. And when a person gets to his point, they let you know. Silently, verbally or violently. Kaepernick was smart enough to choose to speak out in silence. Then voice his opinion, verbally, without violence. Kudos, Kaepernick.
What about Election 2016?
Almost every candidate has said some stupid stuff. Trump has said he wants to build a wall between the US and Mexico. And that Mexico and going to pay for it. Hillary said ‘We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.’ LOL. Guess she will be the first Repo President if she is elected.
I feel like voting for Gary Johnson. Wait. Gary put his foot in his mouth recently, when asked about Syria. ‘What is Aleppo?’ In all fairness to Gary. I didn’t know what Aleppo was, either. Not before it was brought to the forefront, thanks to Gary. Basically, what I’m trying to say is. We all say dumb things. We all have Freudian slips. We all have moments where we say something and immediately wish we could snatch those words right out of the air and put them back. Fortunately, we all don’t have cameras following us. We all don’t have microphones being shoved in our face every moment of the day. It’s safe to be stupid, America. Just shut up! And listen.
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