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Occupy Protests Festering Deviant Behavior

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Two things that came out of the news:

1) Occupy New Hampshire: Woman charged with pimping a 16-year old

2) Occupy Madison: Permit lost due to public masturbation

That’s aside from the tremendous other reports of slime, crime, protest areas looking like and smelling like sewers, drugs, and what not in these areas.

By the way, do we know of ANY articles where a Tea Party protest led to someone being arrested, disorderly conduct, violence, or anything that is construed as bad behavior? 

Written by Rick

October 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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The Occupy Movement Should Read More Aesop

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There is the fable of the North Wind and the Sun:

The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak.

They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other.

Then the North Wind blew as hard as he could, but the more he blew the more closely did the traveler fold his cloak around him; and at last the North Wind gave up the attempt. Then the Sun shined out warmly, and immediately the traveler took off his cloak.

And so the North Wind was obliged to confess that the Sun was the stronger of the two.

While those on Wall Street are not directly competing with the Occupy movement, it is notable that the Occupiers are just like the North Wind, blustering as they go to try to get us all to appeal to their cause in much the same way as how all the protests from the Tea Party movement have worked to bolster the conservative cause.  However, another foe is about to enter the fray that will really begin to test the resolve of the Occupiers, who is taking the Sun’s position:

Old man winter.

Turns out as the temperatures fall and the nights get colder, fewer and fewer Occupiers are seen in their places of protest.  Disallowed from using tents in public places (a move with which I agree), the Occupy group is beginning to have to decide if their cause is so important that they are willing to risk exposure to inclement weather to continue a tirade that, for the most part, is losing national attention.  It’s not like the “evil lovers of filthy corporate lucre” are really saying to themselves, “oh, look at these poor people, let me hate my own achievement and success, because after all, surely they wouldn’t be as greedy as I am if put in the same position, right”?

Of course not. (lol)

So the winds will blow and the snows will fall.  And maybe the Occupiers will give up their pointless socialistic, redistribute-the-wealth nonsense before they freeze to death.

The only protesters who are ready for Old Man Winter – snowmen protesting global warming.

Written by Rick

October 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm

The “Other 99%” Would Do the Same Thing

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I’ve not really commented much on the rather silly and meaningless “Occupy” protests going on around the country because it’s really nothing more than a class warfare stunt designed to crucify those 1% of Americans that have been successful in business.  In times of economic chaos, it is inevitable that people with complain and gripe.  It happened in the 70’s and 80’s; it’s nothing new.

My beautiful bride even made a comment to me as I was writing this:  It’s just like Rome.  When the people weren’t fat, happy, and entertained, they rebelled against the government and society in general.  I think she’s right because the human condition hasn’t changed since Adam and Eve decided it would be good to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. 

Essentially, what these protesters are saying is that the wealth is ill-gotten and it needs to be spread around.  They have bought into the Marxist lie of government-mandated fairness.

Now, as a student of human nature and the like, I have found that greed is a trait that permeates throughout the entire of human race, not just a subset of them that have money.  I’ve personally seen greed in my own life and in the lives of those around me.  None of us are rich, so I would suspect that these Occupy protests are nothing more than the “have-not”’s showing their own greed.

It reminds me of this scene from the 1989 movie Batman:

 

Hubba Hubba Hubba Money Money Money

I bet the Occupiers would love the Joker to roll in on his float and drop $20 million on the crowd.

Why aren’t the Occupy Flea-baggers going after Hollywood celebrities that are ridiculously rich, or after professional athletes/  Why is their wrath exclusively directed at those who have demonstrated the ability, cunning, timing and luck in business? 

What, do we think that these Hollywood morons get their millions because they possess some supernatural ability to act?  Or is it because of the Writers Guild that controls whether new talent can actually make it to the silver screen? 

Or what about the recent players revolt in the NFL and the current player revolt in the NBA?  What, do these players deserve $20 million a year because they can throw a stupid football around?  But they get it because of the NFL Player’s Union that beats the NFL team owners down every year for more money.

The thing is, these idiots, if provided with the same elements to make mega-millions, would do the exact same thing!  Many of these people have their own little businesses out there, selling products or trying to do something to chase that dream of capitalism. Unfortunately, their dream hasn’t cashed in.  So, they gripe and complain, out of greed, anger and frustration to anyone who will listen to their “I-didn’t-lose-they-cheated” gibberish. 

Humans are greed-infested creatures.  Not 1% of them, but 100% of them.

Written by Rick

October 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Real Life Superheroes: fail.

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Oh look, another birthday present…superheroes!

I have always loved comic book superheroes.  I’ve always liked DC Comics over Marvel, but that’s just my preference.  In any case, one thing that I’ve dreamt about is to be a superhero.

Every kid does – and some adults do too.  It’s a nifty mental distraction.

But for some people, it’s more than a daydream, flight-into-the-fantasy; it’s a real-live thing.  I’m not sure what possesses some people to don a costume and try to be a superhero, but it does happen.

There are people out there who play the part – at least a small part of it.

However, for Ben Fodor, AKA Phoenix Jones, saving people from fuel-less cars, spreading public awareness about crimes against one person or another, or protecting women from guys trying to pick them up in bars, isn’t enough.  Instead, the latest saga in the wanna-be superhero mental crisis, we see a video of a report from Seattle of Phoenix Jones getting a broken nose after fighting on the streets:

However, today, Phoenix Jones ended up on the wrong side of the law.  He burst into a group and started pepper spraying bad guys – which earned him a trip downtown with four counts of assault. 

Here’s a tip, dude: you can only get away with that stuff if you are better than the cops too.  And that generally means you have to have superpowers. 

Fail.

* By the way, the photo is Chairface Chippendale, one of the assorted baddies that The Tick fights.  In the episode, The Tick vs. Chairface Chippendale, the villain is having a birthday party, which the Tick, Arthur, and American Maid crash.  Chairface takes it as another gift for him – one he gets to feed to his alligators below his mansion.

Written by Rick

October 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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