These morning links posts are generally supposed to be about sh*t we didn’t find interesting enough to write about in detail, but sometimes, the failure is so intensely concentrated in one area that they require a theme. For instance, last week, it was all about how we’ve become a nation of people who no longer have any serious expectations of our elected officials as they campaign for office in earnest. This week, it’s been one miserable failure of grassroots “organization” after another. Let’s take a look at this children’s treasury of successes in the realm of protesting, shall we?
- The administration has long insisted that, in its partnership with organized labor, it was creating well-paid jobs for Americans. They never told you, however, that those well-paid jobs involved protesting the other dude running for President. No word on whether the hired protesters have yet formed a union.
- Lefties heckle children singing “God Bless the USA” because, obviously.
- Occupy Wall Street is dead. Long live Occupy Wall Street!
- What if you gave a protest and nobody came? Or, rather, only three people showed up. And you’re Jesse Jackson. And the people who counter protested you were able to haul out more people than the entire Rainbow Coalition. And you were in front of a gun store and they were probably armed? First guess? Hilarity.
You know, I sort of miss the days when my parents would be all about the anti-war protests and how effective they were because they had point and weren’t just designed to keep people employed or enraged or whatever. Nowadays, no one even gets an FBI file anymore, because, and this is key, people who protest stuff now couldn’t find their ass with their two hands and a mirror. And an assistant. Let alone finding a point other than “this is a really good excuse to get high.” Which is a dumb point anyway. Protesting involves work and possibly answering questions. Turn on a goddam Matthew McConaghey movie and light up and leave the rest of us alone for a while.