A couple of months ago I’m driving down the road, probably 20 miles away from my house, when my tire suddenly blows out. So I carefully veer to a safe spot on the side of the road.
Being the single self-reliant girl that I am. I get out. Get my tools. Jack up the car. Take the shredded tire off. Go to get the spare, only to discover the spare was also shredded. Thanks a lot to the guy I bought the car from last year. I appreciate the heads up, really.
So I call my girlfriend to come get me and run me to the tire place. And I park my ass on the curb. And that’s when it started. The first car pulls up. Guy gets out, “hey you need some help?”
“No! Thanks I already got it!” I politely reply. And he moves on. Then another guy stops. Same scenario. Then another and another. I repeated my mantra as I looked to my watch desperately wishing my girlfriend would arrive STAT!
Then it happened. A huge Fire Truck pulls up behind me with lights flashing, with hot firemen wildly exiting the vehicle to save me. REALLY?
It’s a flat tire.
So now I’m embarrassed half to death. This whole, “not trying to draw attention to myself” plan has failed miserably. They put cones around my car. Dear God Jesus help me! I’m thinking. They walk up after surveying the situation and say, “Oh, you’ve already got it.”
“Yep” I say and explain the girlfriend thing. Then they say well why don’t you come down and hang out with us at the Fire Station. My first thought was, gang-bang alert! But then I realized something very important.
It’s ok to have some help now and again and not try to hold up the entire Universe on your own. I chillaxed and said why not! I climbed in the truck with the yummy Firemen and headed to the station. I had a blast sitting there talking with them about politics for the next hour until my girlfriend arrived.
An appeals court in California has upheld an affirmative action ban much to the chagrin of liberal activist. Affirmative action, in case you’ve been under a rock, is when colleges or universities “take factors including race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group.” So as an example a college would take your race into consideration and admit you to their institution based on that fact alone even if you were under qualified.
The liberals fully support affirmative action which has always confused me. I thought they wanted fairness? I thought they do NOT want to be judged by their race or sex. (Or lack thereof, ba-da-bump ch!)
In a perfect world the Colleges and Universities would rely on merits and qualifications alone. Now I’m also not stupid and I understand a blonde in a tight t-shirt with huge boobs is probably going to have more people stop than a really big hairy fat guy in a stained wife beater! Which is wrong.
And if a minority is fully qualified and declined admission to an institution it should be looked in to and appropriate actions taken. And if it still doesn’t work, why the hell would you want to be a part of that organization in the first place?
The truth is, life isn’t always fair. But that also doesn’t give you the excuse to demand rights based solely on the fact of your race, sex or sexual orientation without having the qualifications deemed necessary for whatever you are trying to accomplish. And why would you want that in the first place? I don’t want success based on the fact I’m a woman alone. It’s sort of dubious honor. I want success because I’m freaking awesome!! Success is oh so much sweeter then.
And don’t get me wrong on this, I think racist bastards need to be taken down.
With President Obama and his endless, “their fair share” shit. (Say that 5 times fast!) It’s the same story all over again. Punish those who are qualified, give to those who are not.
And don’t miss the other point I made. I also understand sometimes we just need help. We need a break. We need a truck load of hot firemen. Usually, in my personal life, right when I need that, that person shows up. We really are made up of so many good people. I’ve had hands extended to me on so many occasions. Especially in the most devastatingly difficult of times. And so now, if I can ever be any help to any one else on their path, I do it.
I will never be one of those people who feels it necessary to keep someone else down in order to build myself up. And if I ever behave that way, you all feel free to kick my ass and remind me of those who helped me along my way. I really hope I’m the kind of person who stops for the big fat hairy guy as long as he looks like he isn’t going to murder me.
The left only considered it “fair” when it benefits them at the detriment of someone else. But then again they really do play by the rules that all is fair in love and war.
I had a great comment from @TheMoMorrison on Twitter about this post. I just thought it was a great comment and wanted to include it. ~~ Affirmative Action; quotas – both discriminate. Diversity is codeword for quotas as well. Diversity of skills is what we need