Friday, August 30, 2019

Arrrgh! A Rant!

I guess with time I've developed low frustration tolerance.

Besides the 24/7 political coverage and bickering we're regaled with and patronized over, and the increasingly unpredictable weather (winter storms now given cutesy names), there's something that really chafes me big time.

I hope you agree; but I'm going to vent anyway.

The Captcha feature on Blogger, where you have to prove you're not a robot. It sucks! Like I have to click on pictures containing a bus or a crosswalk. Some are dim; some use questionable possibilities (is this a bus or a van), and they go on forever. As a matter of fact, I sometimes when trying to respond to a post (in a reinforcing way), I get so frustrated! 

I do not like to play guessing games with Captcha! No, Sam I Am!

As long as I'm airing bête noires, here's one from an old Clint Eastwood movie:

I double the sentiments for mayonnaise. Why does that goop have to be the default condiment for take-out sandwiches?

In a more serious vein, there's the increasingly used practice of some states issuing travel bans for their state employees to penalize other states that pass legislation that some out-of-state legislator disapproves of; or gets on a moral high horse about.

Specifically, Alabama and Georgia recently enacted laws that made increased restrictions on abortions. In response, some other states issued travel bans to the Yellowhammer State and the Peach State. Well, whoopee do! If you don't want more restrictions on abortion, then don't pass 'em in your own state. That's an easy solution.

Just don't fooyay into other states' business.

I wonder, though. Just how much is a measure like that going to really impact interstate travel?

[OMFG! Now some out-of-state state employees cannot travel to Gulf Shores to visit the Flora-Game lounge. 

Unless they fly into Pensacola.]