THE STUPIDEST THINGS PEOPLE LOVE GETTING OFFENDED ABOUT

Being offended is a bit of a national pastime. Our own Ian Fortey breaks down his favorite things that people love to be up in arms about. (click the link below for full column) http://goo.gl/NLpZly
  1. Team Names
    "Do mascots and/or team names ever burn villages and rape the helpless? Very rarely, according to my research, but people still have time to give a shit about them."
  2. Supporting a Cause
    "Oreo's ad, meant to show Kraft's support of gay rights and the pride movement (it's not even a real goddamn cookie), has been met with actual protest. Not out in the streets protest, because the people who protest cookies generally need a hand getting off the couch, but protest nonetheless."
  3. Vegans
    "I would punch a toddler right the hell out for a delicious burger if he got all uppity and thought to deny me that meat, but I also would require a team of MIT-trained researchers and maybe a robot designed by NASA to help me devise a way to give a shit if you want to grill up a portobello mushroom and call it a hamburger."
  4. Health Care
    "This is not about Obamacare exactly, it's about not being dead. Obamacare is one example of many health care initiatives countries all around the world employ as part of what those nations offer their citizens by way of security and protection. Health care is a thing that protects you from dying. But holy shit do some people really want to see some death."