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Occupy THIS while you’re at it.

02 May

The May Day Occupy hi-jinx came and went and the outcome was pathetic.

But I did my part and occupied one of the small round tables in Starbucks for a little under 45 minutes.

I was relentless.

Then, at the height of morning traffic, I led a solo march down the street to my office.

Then I just sipped coffee and stared at the waves as it drizzled outside for the next few hours.

I’m exhausted.

And I’ll be back tomorrow.

I have been Occupying the Starbucks in Downtown every work day for the last year, except for those two days where I had a cross between food poisoning and the flu.

But that only lasted one day really, and the second day I spent recuperating by riding my bicycle to Venice beach.

And, in grand Occupy tradition, my demands are vague and unfocused.

Now, I realize that I don’t fit the Occupy demographic due to my employment status.

I HAVE a job.

Did it shock anyone that CNN’s poll of the employment status of the Occupy Wall Street folks showed that over 90%+ had only a part-time employment history.

So these were not unemployed people looking for a fair shake.

These are the lazy and shiftless looking for a free ride.

Here is a quote from the whole Occupy Wall Street movement that was played on MSNBC, not Fox news.

“The rich need to pay my taxes.”

That is so awesomely demented.

Half of you are split right now.

Half of you are seeing this from my view, that this guy is looking for the Nanny-states of America to pay for their needs and wipe their ass for them.

And the other half of you are trying your best to see this in the light of “Achievement is bad. You should be ashamed of success.”

Its my blog, I can interpret all I want.

You are all entitled to your opinions, and I am entitled to mine.

But I have a blog to spout my opinions from.

So there.

And while we’re at it, I hate Canada.

Just throwing that out there.

Hockey is just fine, but the accent is killing me.

I have talked to several Canadians in the last week.

Adding the word “Ay” to the end of sentences is not some silly stereotype, they really do it.

And it is annoying as hell.

One of my early jobs in my 20’s required public speaking.

So my boss enrolled me in Toastmasters.

Its a public speaking group.

I hated it the whole time, but what I learned there was priceless.

Public speaking is like public writing.

If you cannot do it with skill and flair, no one will pay any attention.

So, to sum up.

Occupy = Stupid and lazy.

Canada = Annoying accents.

Toastmasters = Worthwhile.

While these things seem to have nothing to do with each other, I disagree.

It is my belief that the Occupy people are secretly Canadians, who attended Toastmasters just long enough to lose the “Ay” but not long enough to learn proper methods of speech.

Its a stretch, but I’m sticking with it.

 

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2 Comments

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Occupy THIS while you’re at it.

  1. Catfight

    May 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I don’t hold the opinion that success is a bad thing and the uberwealthy should pay more to wipe anyones ass, I understand others do. Jealous envy, not keeping up with the Joneses, maybe? I really don’t care what the other guy has that I don’t, most by own or buy because advertisers brainwash the public into thinking that they can’t live without the next better product or upgrade of that. Capitolism is fine, a bit wastefull being we have a mostly disposable society, but hey. I just get a little frustrated when I end up paying 15% tax and for instance Apple loopholes it to and under %9. I hear this year they’re going for 7%. Then there’s Exxon/Mobil and others with the same deal. Or business tax rules are just so outdated, industrial revolution rules and regulations. I do believe it has stayed that way due to corporations influencing the politicians with support from lobbyists. I dislike lobbyists. I do not occupy. though. I have a few that have given me their side, being they should’nt have to pay a higher percent because they contribute already through other ways.

     
    • Bittermac

      May 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      And I agree, my biggest gripe about the poorly run, confused, and in my opinion lazy, Occupy movement is that they are focusing on the wrong direction. Lobbyists have too much influence in DC? Then park your but outside of congress and beat them like a rented mule till they fix it. Its like complaining that your mad because the horse drawn cart ran you over and, rather than talk to the driver, you want the horses killed. B of A is evil and bad and we should shut them down. Do you know how many people in the 99% work for B of A?

       

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