My Mother’s Day Pet Peeves.

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I don’t expect much for Mother’s Day as I just became a proud grandma of my fourth grandson. What more can I ask for? A granddaughter maybe, but…all in good time.

But I would love to eliminate a few overused, misused, annoyingly cute, crass, or unnecessary terms, practices, phrases, or words used by the general public, politicians, celebrities, and the media that make me cringe whenever I hear or read them. But I won’t hold my breath.

In no particular order:

  1. woke, wokeness
  2. new normal
  3. critical race theory
  4. systemic racism
  5. “systemic” anything
  6. existential threat
  7. racist
  8. gaslighting
  9. vaxxed
  10. “emojis” in emails
  11. insurrection
  12. white supremacy
  13. LGBTQ
  14. disinformation
  15. 1619 Project
  16. autonomous zone
  17. “It’s not who we are.”
  18. “Pay our fair share.”
  19. “We’re better than this.”
  20. “I’m a vegan.”
  21. gentrification
  22. white priviledge
  23. face masks required
  24. social distancing
  25. flatten the curve
  26. cancel culture
  27. ghosting
  28. unfriending
  29. doxing
  30. “rescue” dog
  31. court packing
  32. “champs” for champagne
  33. zoom learning
  34. foodie
  35. virtue signaling
  36. BLM
  37. selfies
  38. mani and a pedi
  39. reparations
  40. racial equity and justice

If I never heard the aforementioned terms or phrases again, I wouldn’t miss them. If we could stop hearing or seeing half of these, we’d all be better off. There’s probably many more, but these top my list. I could rant on each one of these on my list, but I’ll just do one.

Why don’t I like the foodie word is because it implies that the person calling himself or herself “a foodie” has a more refined taste or palate than we do. We all like food; we’ve always liked food. Let’s not promote ourselves to top chef because we like food. Unless you went to a culinary school, I don’t want to hear you’re a foodie.

“A foodie is a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and who eats food not only out of hunger but also as a hobby. The terms “gastronome” and “gourmet” define the same thing, i.e. a person who enjoys food for pleasure.” Urban Dictionary In other words, a foodie is a snob who thinks he’s better than the rest of us gluttons.

We don’t need to have you post what you’re eating or drinking on Facebook unless it’s a special dinner occasion like an anniversary or your job is a food critic. We’ve all been to a restaurant and know what entrees look like. And if you’re vegan, no need to announce it to your friends. I’m a moderatarian (eats in moderation). Just saying. I’m sure they feel the same. They don’t care. It’s not a religion. Just find something on the menu that meets with your silly agenda and leave the chef out of it. He has more important things to do than to cater to a fad. Someone had to say it.

Those are my Mother’s Day pet peeves. Will they go away? Not likely in this social media driven country right now. Twitter controls the president and all that he does. In fact, they interfered with the 2020 election by suppressing news of Hunter Biden’s laptop and are one of his biggest contributors, thus the protection by congress when they ban conservatives from their platform. Will Biden be investigated for colluding with Twitter to effect the election? I think not. Twitter is violating one of our rights: freedom of speech and still are today. Notice they never ban liberal speech from their platform. Hmmmm…I wonder why? No I don’t.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there, especially conservative ones and our beloved, deceased moms. Go out to brunch with your loved ones but please don’t say foodie or take a selfie or wear a mask. Maskless group photos taken by the waiter are fine. Enjoy yourself like it was 1990: before the internet, PC, smart phones, covid, masks, foodies, vegans, and definitely before Facebook and Twitter. My wish for Mother’s Day: Live like it’s 1990 (before the liberals ruined America).

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