MEDDYBUMPS, Maine, October 7, 2011 - A story I read recently concerns a liberal student in her first year at college deriding her father for being an old-fashioned conservative. She makes an argument for the re-distribution of wealth.
The father then suggests that perhaps she should give up a point of her 4.0 GPA to give to her friend Nancy who only has a 2.0 GPA. That way her friend and she would both have a more equitable 3.0 GPA.
The daughter replies, “That’s a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Nancy has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”
Nothing stops naked liberalism, like the naked truth. Once the focus shifts from “they need to give a fair share” to “let’s take something you value highly and give it to someone else,” the concept of fairness takes on a new and personal meaning.
Wall St. protesters and Tea Party protesters are not comparable
Joe Biden has tried to equate the Occupy Wall Street crowd with the Tea Party crowd. Here are a few reasons why that comparison is not valid:
Occupy Wall Street targets hundreds of corporate entities, while the Tea Party essentially targets only one entity, the federal government.
Occupy Wall Street blocks accessibility to streets, parking, and businesses, while most Tea Party venues were rented, or permits were obtained, resulting in minimal impact on surrounding areas.
Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested. Except for the debacle at Nancy Pelosi’s office in November 2009 (ten people were arrested by Capitol police), no other arrests have been made in connection with a Tea Party event.
Occupy Wall Street policing and cleanup is proving to be a nightmare, whereas the Tea Party has had few policing issues and the areas used by the Tea Party were left pretty much the same as before the events.
Joe, you need to stop trying to rewrite history and start paying attention to the truth.
Kill the rich to fund theater? Feingold thinks so
Michael Feingold, theater critic for The Village Voice, advocates killing the rich to fund Classical Repertory Theater. You think I’m kidding? Read his Facebook post. Notice that he got several “Likes” for this idea! Incredible!
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