Somebody around here has an ingrown hair up their ass. You know who I'm talking about, the one who seems to think it's open season on firefighters. Are all firefighters heroes? Decide yourself:
he·ro (hîr'ō) pronunciation
n., pl. -roes.
1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.
2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in an unpopular war.
3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine.
4. The principal male character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.
While I could argue that firefighting is a heroic occupation, obviously not every firefighter is thrust into a situation where they perform a heroic feat, therefore, in my mind, not all firefighters are heroes in the true sense. More are than not though.
This 'person's' other rant entails fireMEN and child molestation, along with various other improprieties. "Do you call them heroes when one of them molests your 12 year old daughter, or buggers your 8 year old son, or how about the tortured and killed woman -- she's someone's daughter, someone's sister, someone's mother, and someone's friend." No, I do not, nor does anyone else I am acquainted with.
You could say the same thing about ANY occupation. What about the teacher screwing your kid? Oh wait, he's your son, so you're proud of him! What about the Doctor molesting your wife or mother, daughter or son during an examination. That happens too you know.
I've been asked to leave this piece of schitt's comments alone. Screw that. My patience is running thin because I don't want that crap on my blog. For the time being, at least for a few days, I am disabling comments. Deal with it. You should know where to find my email address...
UPDATE: Comments are back on, but with a twist. All comments will be moderated (or in your case anonymous, deleted.)
UPDATE 2: All commenters should realize that I am pretty much targeting one individual who doesn't know where to draw the line or when to shut his or her mouth. I've tried to work with this person, offering them a forum where they can spew all they want. Enough is enough. The only censuring will be those comments emanating from that person, or from any of his cohorts that happen by. All others will be posted in due time. Again, I am sorry about this, but as Popeye said, "I stands all I can stands and I can't stands no more!"