RD's Rugged Rants

Rugged Rants

Maybe I'm getting older? I am in my 50s now, so I guess I am getting "older." Less patience? Less patience for arseholes, that much I can assure you. But, holy shit, some things really drive me nuts these days.

One thing you'll learn about me, is that if I want to say something, I'll goddam well just say it. A former public relations manager that I once worked with was always "somewhat nervous" when I did a radio interview, especially, on live radio. Gee, I couldn't imagine why...

I'd be the only politician in history that would speak without a script! I'd say to the reporters, "Well, you asked me, so I told you!"

I guess I wouldn't last very long in office, now would I?

Hey, read my Rugged Rants and if you think I'm just a big-mouthed asshole, I'd love to hear it from you... But, don't be surprised if you actually agree with what I have to say.

At least some of the time...

Late Arrivers to the Duck Hunt

Late Arrivers to the Duck Hunt

I absolutely love duck hunting.  I grew up on it… and I still recall quite vividly the time when I shot my first mallard.  I was just a kid.  And, it was a fat greenhead that had just turned to its dramatic winter plumage.  I was jump shooting a small pond on a friend’s farm near my home in Ottawa.  I heard some ducks on the water and snuck up on them.  Just as I approached they flew up and [Read More]

Cell Phones

Rugged Rant -The Collar Swing

People who are glued to (or, better still, owned by) their hand-held phones, especially those walking around, staring at the friggin’ thing and or texting nonstop are really starting to get on my nerves.  Holy shit! Believe me… I can understand the value of a cell phone.  Okay fine.  It’s super handy, it’s a great safety thing too… people’s lives have been saved because of cell phones.  (Unfortunately, people have also been killed by assholes who think they can drive a car [Read More]

Pull up Your Pants!

Pull up Your Pants!

I’ll bet this next one pisses off anyone over the age of 30… or maybe even 25.  But, likely not dudes who are 17 or 18.  Or, even 20…  It’s about their pants.  And, their underpants!  It drives me nuts when I see some kid walking around with his pants hanging off his hips, or most often below his hips.  Dude, we really don’t want to see your underwear.   Or, your crack. For some stupid reason there are plenty of young [Read More]

Just Go On Line And…

Just Go On Line And…

I often complain about computers.  Sometimes they really do drive me nuts and I hardly use them compared to most people.  I admit I’m not very patient with computers, nor am I very knowledgeable about them, or any other “techie” things for that matter.  The main reason is simple.  Actually, reasons, there are two.  One, I’m not the kind of guy that is interested in electronic devices.  Things like I Phones, I Pods (I honestly used to think they were [Read More]

Screaming Kids

Screaming Kids

Okay, maybe I’m just getting old.  Old and cranky… or old and shitty?  Or, am I?  Well, I recently turned 53.  Is that old?  Maybe…  But, probably not… well, to some yes and to others, no.  I saw a television commercial selling life insurance a few months ago and in it they said, “If you are between the age of 49 and 79, you qualify for the senior’s discount.”  So, I guess I’m in the “senior’s discount” category now.  According [Read More]

Facial Hardware

Facial Hardware

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve written one of my Rugged Rants and I’m in kind of a shitty mood right now, so here we friggin’ go!  This one is all about these absolutely retarded assholes who think that poking holes all over their face and head and then inserting various forms of metal and plastic is cool.  Piercings have gotten way out of hand these days. About two months ago, I was in a retail store, Wal mart, [Read More]

Christmas

Christmas

I often receive emails from people after they read my Rugged Rants.   Most times the senders are very much in favour of what I say.  They compliment me on my honestly and willingness to say what I really mean without beating around the bush.  And of course, I hear from a few people who think I’m just a loud-mouthed asshole and would love to hit me in the face with a sheet of plywood.   Today’s topic is surely to bring in [Read More]

Texting Drivers (any phone usage)

Texting Drivers (any phone usage)

Just yesterday, I was driving down a four lane road and in the lane next to me, about 30 feet ahead was a pickup truck that was weaving in its lane.  It wasn’t crossing the lines, but it was close to that extreme.   If this had happened about ten years ago I would probably have thought drunk driver… these days, not so much. I pulled up so I was pretty much beside the vehicle and I could clearly see a [Read More]

The Collar Swing

The Collar Swing

The “Collar Swing?”  Okay, so you’re wondering what the hell a collar swing is.  The CS (cool abbreviations always work well when introducing something new and dramatic.)  No, it has nothing to do with a swing set at the park.  It’s way cooler and… more dramatic than that! This edition of the Rugged Rant is all about sticking up for yourself.  I don’t know about you, but I have had just about enough when it comes to putting up with [Read More]