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Snark--In no particular order

 Dear Lindsey L: I have a solution to your problems. Go to jail. For a couple of years. Hey, it worked wonders for Robert Downey, Jr.

Dear Occupiers: Camping out has only just so much utility. Screaming "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!" has extremely limited functionality. Kindly get an action plan together that has a shot in hell of doing more than expressing your "rage against the machine," or go home and stop littering the parks. KK, Meirwen

Dear Jackie Chan: Shilling for McDonald's? Really? REALLY? *sigh*

Dear Republican Flavor-of-the-week: Winning the Republican Primary may be possible by appealing to the extreme edges of the party, but winning the national election requires offering something for the vast part of the American population that resides in the Center. I encourage you to keep on with the histrionic rhetoric and half-baked positions. Even 4 years of Obama or Romney looks good in comparison to you.

Dear Electorate: Remind them that you are all part of the constituency, not just the interest groups currently acting like the tail wagging the dog. And tell them what you want. Rationally. With some degree of thought about the consequences of what you're asking for. If you ask for idiocy, that's what you'll get. Oh, wait. You did, and that's what we have. You get what you ask for, I guess.

Dear Self: Stop with the helium hand. Now. *Ooops* Too late.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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diablu
Oct. 14th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
But Meirwin...
McDonald's pays STUPID amounts of money! (and Gielgud did for cheap wine)
meirwen
Oct. 14th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: But Meirwin...
Oh, I know. And he probably won't break any bones doing it. I get it--I don't like it, but I get it.

Edited at 2011-10-15 02:07 pm (UTC)
retiredmaj
Oct. 14th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
"Dear Occupiers: Camping out has only just so much utility. Screaming "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!" has extremely limited functionality. Kindly get an action plan together that has a shot in hell of doing more than expressing your "rage against the machine," or go home and stop littering the parks. KK, Meirwen"

This ^^^^^

"Dear Electorate: Remind them that you are all part of the constituency, not just the interest groups currently acting like the tail wagging the dog. And tell them what you want. Rationally. With some degree of thought about the consequences of what you're asking for. If you ask for idiocy, that's what you'll get. Oh, wait. You did, and that's what we have. You get what you ask for, I guess."

And this ^^^^^

I'd run for office, but I don't have enough money. :)
roaming
Oct. 14th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Well, if you're not out there in the rain protesting, and if you're not trying to sleep where the protestors are yelling, then I don't see why them yelling/protesting should bother you. If they want to get drenched in this downpour to make a point, who cares?
meirwen
Oct. 15th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
I think where I say "Kindly get an action plan together that has a shot in hell of doing more than expressing your "rage against the machine," shows at least why I care. The current actions have the effect of "getting people's attention," which is an important first step to any social or political movement. Once you have people's attention, though, you need to do something with it, or you just become annoying people camping out. The "Occupy" movement is in danger of becoming the latter, and that will make doing any real good come out of the action almost impossible. Just my opinion--your mileage may vary.
keastree
Oct. 14th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
These protesters are pansies. Their lives are cushy enough that they aren't willing to take the abuse that people took for Civil Rights, and so won't cross the line to really make the NYPD look like the utter thugs they are. They are in their little "Free Speech Zone", behaving like they did when Shrub was their 'oppressor' and getting about the same amount done.

I guess the only thing that is better this time is that they aren't chanting nonsense about the 'last eight years'.

And the electorate is ignorant and lazy by definition. The next time I get an earful about 'uneducated' voters from someone who can't properly pin the rise in the price of gas to the value of the Dollar--and explain why the latter has fallen--I am going to call them the incurious and lazy constituents that they are.

The "99%" seems to be a pretty pathetic lot. I don't think I am actually one of them, at least not by their definition. For this, I am glad.
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