Sunday, October 16, 2011

Color me shocked.

I'd been suspecting that the whole "Occupy" protests weren't what they were cracked up to be. I never thought they were really normal, everyday, hardworking Americans who've been hit hard by this government-caused depression. I honestly thought they were spoiled children in their twenties and thirties (but mentally twelve), thugs, communists, Nazi sympathizers, and useful idiots.

It turns out I was right.

Can we please do something to chase these nitwits out of our parks? Low pressure fire hoses with soap and water ought to do the trick.

10 comments:

  1. Or, several boxes of Tide.....

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  2. Tide would probably work--I just figured that the threat of being clean would have the dirty hippies running in terror...

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  3. On the radio station I listen to, the commentator played Bill Whittle's comments...he said, "This is the self-esteem chickens coming home to roost." Boy damn, I think he's right...he also talked about how so many of these folks have never known actual hardship - that they can't be grateful for the good things they have because they have never known otherwise.

    I've never been in favor of a mandatory "service" period for college-aged kids, but I'm coming around to that way of thinking - make them serve in the military or go dig wells in a developing nation, and they'll come back with a different perspective on America.

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  4. Oh, you and Bill Whittle are totally right about that, Ricki, given the age range involved in protesting.

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  5. He was actually advocating for taking everyone between the ages of 10 and 60 and sending them out to the woods for four days a year to live off the land, to make them "grateful."

    I admit I'm not too down with that for the over-40s, at least not me - I've carried water (though not had to boil it) when my house plumbing broke down. I've lived 2 weeks without heat in November when my furnace broke down and it turned out the repair guy I hired was an idiot....I think when you're a homeowner, especially of an older home, you very quickly become very grateful for things working as they're meant to.

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  6. Okay...so, Whittle is taking things to the extreme of the extreme. I wish there were some way, though, of taking the entitlement mentality out of the idiot kids.

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  7. I would think actually working for a living for a while might do it. I know paying my own bills very quickly wised me up to how the world works - but also made me grateful for the fact that I could EARN money to be able to pay those bills.

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  8. The civil right protests were about civil rights.

    The Viet Nam protests were about the war.

    Can anyone give me a single statement to describe WTF these
    folks are protesting about?

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  9. "I went to college to be a CEO with a six-figure income, and it's not fair I have to work at a job to get there"?

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  10. "I want a pony."

    If I weren't, like, working for a living and to pay my bills, and I lived near one of the protests? I'd be sorely tempted to make a big placard with a pony on it and "I want a pony!" and march around with them.

    But like I said, I have better things to do with my time.

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