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.


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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5., 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. "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"?

  9. "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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