Well, the POTUS is on the TeeVee, jamming his -- no doubt very expensive -- shoe into his piehole ... again.
I swear, the urge to giggle insanely every-time someone gushes about what a wonderful speaker the current POTUS is is getting nigh-impossible to contain.
The gaffe du jour is from the above-linked video:
"Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make."
There are a not-inconsiderable number of moms who want to do exactly this. And why do you think you get a "want" in a mother's choice?
I swear, these days damned near ever single idiot at the government level is all for people having choices -- as long as those choices are picked from a very narrow, pre-approved list.
"What sort of career do you want?"
"I'd like to be a home-maker."
"Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa! That's not on the Approved List of Careers!"
"What would you like to play at recess?"
"I wanna play cops-n-robbers! Wiv finger guns!"
"Oh. Why don't you take these pills and go speak to the nice psychologist."
"When should we schedule you for Gender Studies?"
"I'm an engineering major. Gender Studies has nothing to do with my field of study."
"It's mandatory to graduate."
"I'm getting married!"
"That's wonderful, George. Who's the lucky lady?"
"You can't do that!"
It's not the place of Government to decide who can marry whom. It's not the place of Government to order someone to bake a cake for someone else. It's not the place of Government to frown upon someones choice in career.
And they need to stop sodding doing it. Or, failing that, we need to start electing people to Government who will keep their beaks out of people's private lives, damn it!
Today's rant brought to you by Election Day.