I like news. I 'liked' all the local news stations in my Facebook feed. Even our local Fox station (and I think they're mostly full of crap). I also check out all the network news stations.
I'm a news junkie. News websites? Check. Email alerts? Check.
It's a sickness.
I have a serious NEED TO KNOW. And accompanying that symptom, I have a tremendous need TO BE RIGHT.
So, I found this gem of a video from my local Fox affiliate. It's ridiculousness caused me to ask The Mister to come look at it...and that's when we almost came to blows:
The videographer, Kenny Suitter, is a rabblerouser who has an internet radio show. He has his own Youtube channel where he is seen harassing the authorities...live.
He was filming at a MetroLink (light rail) station in the St. Louis area. He was asked to stop recording, and to leave the premises.
He was a real jerk.
But it appears that he was right. On the MetroLink website, it shows that videotaping is allowed.
The Mister kept insisting that MetroLink is a COMPANY, and can kick someone off PRIVATE PROPERTY at any time. I felt like I could punch him in the throat.
I said it was a government entity (I'm right, by the way), and that any area not marked as 'authorized personnel only' is PUBLIC PROPERTY.
The Mister is wrong; I am right. Those two facts did not stop us from YELLING at each other. I hate it when he talks over me; he hates it when I interrupt or correct him.
I visited the MetroLink website, and read ALOUD that the system is governed by the Bi-State Development Agency.
See, I was right.
Does that sound government-y to you? It is funded by sales tax. The governor of Missouri appoints board members for the Missouri half of the transit system.
Sound like a government thing yet?
Not to The Mister.
He hates it when I'm right.
In the scheme of things, I don't give a rat's ass where this guy filmed. I don't care that he was arrested for trespassing (because he didn't leave when asked to)...even though he had every right to use his recording equipment in public areas.
I just wasted twenty minutes of my life (and an appreciable amount of goodwill with The Mister) on this stupid shit.
I am sure that my need to provide incontrovertible evidence that I AM RIGHT is a character flaw.
I wish I could learn how to pull of a "smugly silent" attitude, but I'm not even remotely close to that accomplishment.
Did I tell you I was RIGHT?
Do you argue about stupid shit with your loved ones? Or am I the only one who insists so vehemently to be heard? Is it just some sick need for an 'Atta Girl'?
Or have I been watching too many Congressional debates on C-SPAN?
I will post other arguments we've had over stupid shit - but only if I'm RIGHT.