Kiss the Whip

This site was called out today as a bunch of whip kissers who are responsible for both the Irish Potato Famine and the deplorable conditions in Equatorial Guinea. Also, we’re a bunch of Tea Partiers.

For those of you still kissing the whip, secure in your job thinking that you somehow “earned” that security because you’re just so damned virtuous, get a clue. There will be no entrepreneurial spirit until the people sitting on the money supply are forced to hand it over to the people who earned it. You can’t start a business without money. This is what will slowly happen to the country you are so proud of and do not hesitate to proudly proclaim for the “In God We Trust” bills that get rushed through Congress while more and more kids get shoved onto food stamps. Of course it could happen here. It *is* happening here. Thereisnospoon reported yesterday that his county is privatizing the libraries. Let that sink in. Where are you supposed to go to borrow books and use the internet when you can’t afford Amazon and Comcast? Don’t your tax dollars pay for that library? I know that mine do. I pay nearly $7000 in property taxes. I will occupy the library if they even think about privatizing it.

This is a pretty righteous rant aimed at the wrong audience. I don’t think this place is really big on eliminating the social safety net. I feel secure in my job, but certainly not that I earned a place forever. I also don’t see OWS pushing the government to do anything. Mostly they are complaining about what creature comforts to buy with donations.

Using Spoony as a source is also pretty dangerous, but if libraries are being privatized, it’s because government, not the corporations are signing over public property. For their part, OWS is privatizing a public park by occupying it. They won’t let the homeless or people with cameras in anymore. Ironically, government forced a private business to build this public park, only to have it overrun with condo campers. I don’t think they’re doing it right.

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78 Responses to Kiss the Whip

  1. 1539days says:

    This is my first original post for The Crawdad Hole

    • kk says:

      excellent post. thanks for front paging it.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Agree, excellent. FTR, I’m unemployed 18 months now. And I don’t kiss whips, period, and most especially not RD’s.

      Just another east coast privileged asshole is what she is. Completely unreachable in the noise machine lives in, a lost cause. My uncle, who lives in NYC, is the same exact way.

  2. Mary says:

    Good post!

    Don’t take it personally —she loves to bait people with her sneery snottiness. She clearly has issues, which really have nothing to do with us. Just ignore her, like most of us already do. 🙂

    • votermom says:

      Her poll is hilarious though. I voted for go wash dishes, loser. LOL.

      • catarina says:

        you did NOT, vm!

        😈

        • Anthony says:

          She’s not the only one…..

        • 1539days says:

          It’s a poll asking how much YOU should PAY HER to keep sciencing. The implication is that her job is more important than most other jobs. My job can keep people from getting spoiled food. Is that a good enough counter balance?

        • Karma says:

          Of course not.

          Cancer drugs and the scientists who bring them to Americans are far more important than food.

          And what a creepy poll…..eww!

        • HELENK says:

          one of my jobs on the railroad was a train dispatcher, If I screwed up people died. does that count as being important?. Guess what I was one of many. that does not make be better than anyone else

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Ha! I was tempted. I can’t wait to see what unemployment phase she’s in next. I know ’em all, of course. See my comment above.

  3. myiq2xu says:

    I’m fucking sick of listening to RD whine about how bad her life is. She don’t know shit.

    I’ve been on a fixed income for six years. I live month-to-month.

    You have never seen me whine about how it rained during my vacation because I haven’t had a vacation in ten years. I don’t complain about how much my new iPhone cost because I don’t own one. I don’t even have a cell phone. I don’t own a laptop either. I blog from a five year old eMachine desktop.

    My 401(k) didn’t tank during the recession because I don’t have one. I still owe $100k in student loans I can’t repay and can’t discharge. That’s okay, they can’t collect them because I don’t have any money. But they still keep calling me.

    My blogging gets erratic sometimes because my condition isn’t always stable. Even when I’m feeling good I can’t sleep more than two hours at a time. Going to the store or mowing the lawn is a big deal but I get it done.

    The economy may get better but I won’t. But I don’t bitch about it because I get by. I don’t feel sorry for myself, I’m grateful for what I have.

    Riverdaughter can kiss my ass.

    • HELENK says:

      You do more with your blog by including all people with different ideas. I still learn from the people here, and I hope I bring ideas to the party.
      RD limits that is never good.

      BTW
      I will now show my age and ask What is kiss the whip?????????

    • votermom says:

      I’m fucking sick of listening to RD whine about how bad her life is. She don’t know shit.

      Nouveau pauvre are so melodramatic.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Shit dude. Thanks for doing what you’re doing. You’re helping us keep sane. Which may not not be a good idea necessarily of course. 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      myiq … you’re the “Jack Dawkins” to our “oliver twists” 😀

    • WMCB says:

      Kudos to you, klown. And thanks to you and crawdad for intelligent but unpretentious conversation, differing views, and very little drama.

      • Erica says:

        It’s pretty damn refreshing to be able to disagree around here. The verbal assault over there if someone didn’t toe the line was really out of control.

        Keep on keeping on, Klown.

        • Mary says:

          The “verbal assault over there” was her own kinky form of kissing the whip. Except it had to be HER whip you kissed.

          Srsly—she has issues.

    • Karma says:

      Just want to say thank you for everything you do Myiq – and all the other front pagers as well. This place has been a refuge from the world that has flipped upside down.

      If/when your eMachines does die, I would donate to the cause of getting you back online. Not that you were asking – I know that wasn’t the purpose of your rant (while it does seem the purpose of RDs poll), but I would miss the Klown if he couldn’t come out and upset all the right people. 😉

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Righteous rant, myiq. Totally with you. She can call me when she can no longer afford her $950 COBRA payment, because I COULD NEVER afford it. Which is why my teeth are rotting and my daughter hasn’t been to the doctor in over a year, despite needs.

      When it gets THAT bad for her, maybe I’ll have some sympathy. Until then, she can fuck the fuck right off with her “there are noooooo sciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiience jooooooooooobs” bullshit. I’m looking for work as a freaking secretary because my field–education–is so fucked up. And we never made a scientist’s salary.

    • Thanks for showing that when life gets you down, you can get back up and kick it in the teeth. Have a similar situation- blew out my back and will never, ever do the work I have done all my life. So I am looking for what I CAN do.
      As for sleeping- Trazadone is my friend- though I may have to up the dose soon- it’s not working so well anymore.
      Being poor is an ART!

  4. yttik says:

    It is a bit infuriating to be accused of being a whip kisser and always being treated as if you were part of the one percent. I can’t even relate to some of those complaints, like having to pay for your own health insurance. I’m like, what health insurance? I’ve now got six people living in a house that was too small to begin with and a guy living in our camper until he saves up enough to rent a place. I know all about hard times.

    • 1539days says:

      I went the better part of a decade in my youth without health insurance, except for a couple years where I was on the mandatory college plan.

  5. dorkle says:

    Great post, 1539days. I agree with you. I don’t really see how her righteous indignation should be directed here. As far as I know, others are allowed to remain autonomous and free-thinking.

    I also want to state for the record, that I am 28 years old. I do freelance art direction and fashion and accessory design, and my loose work schedule permits me to attend traditional school and get my degree in Anthropology. I’d much rather have a full-time design position, but that is not happening. The people at OWS, for the most part, make me sick. They talk only of themselves and what can be done to help THEM. Whatever happened to helping yourself? What worries me is my younger siblings and what future lies ahead of them. Screw mine! I am gonna do OK. Always have.

    I’m not saying that they aren’t allowed to feel like their futures are in the balance, because everyone at some point in their life feels the same way. Shit happens. But damn, you gotta do what you have to, to make it through. No one is above an opportunity, nor are they above doing ANY work and yet they have such an air of entitlement. My perspective on OWS comes down to character and the fact that many of them seem to scream “Me! Me! Me!” is a huge turnoff. In addition, it’s very troubling if they are the future.

    • Susala says:

      No offense intended but what kind of job are you hoping to get with a degree in Anthropology?

      As to OWS, I see their overriding message as being a clear objection to the structure of the current economy which so favors the wealthy to the detriment of a healthy society. The stats that show that the game has been rigged against average working people are overwhelming. Of course, in any organic movement, there are going to be idiots who spout nonsense. Heck, even the Pope can’t control what all of his underlings say and there’s no Pope in the OWS movement. Those idiots don’t negate the value of the movement.

      • 1539days says:

        The movement’s lack of any movement negates the value of the movement.

      • myiq2xu says:

        As to OWS, I see their overriding message as being a clear objection to the structure of the current economy which so favors the wealthy to the detriment of a healthy society.

        Duh! The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. That saying is older than me. OWS didn’t come up with some incredible new insight on the subject.

        Nobody (except the rich) like it, but what do we do about it?

        Those idiots don’t negate the value of the movement.

        What is the value of the movement? What are they accomplishing?

      • dorkle says:

        No offense taken. I’m currently applied to do some volunteer work at UCLA’s Anthropology department helping to organize and catalog the large number of collections in their possession. Ultimately, I wouldn’t mind getting a job working in a museum in some capacity, either as a curator or an archivist. This type of work would still allow me the freedom to continue fashion design, which would help supplement the income.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I don’t know if it’s practical for you dorkle, but a good foot in the door at a museum is to volunteer in the area you’re interested in. It’s a good way to punch up your resume, gain experience and kiss a few butts 😀

          On the topic of “job hunting”, I know several “scientists” who make good careers as drug dealers, er, BigPharma reps who pedal drugs to human and animal doctors. Also some teach Science. Schools are always looking for good science teachers. Or become pharmacists. Hope that helps someone else……:D

        • Pips says:

          Hey dorkle, maybe with your stated interests, you might enjoy reading about the reconstruction in Sweden of a young 1000 year old (heh, what a contradiction!) Viking girl, “Birkaflickan” – the girl from Birka? Sounds like a fascinating project. (You’ll need to google-translate the link though.)

  6. HELENK says:

    I was looking for music that would describe this place. It is rare
    I found this
    a rate video of the Beatles and Pink Floyd playing together

  7. trixta says:

    Over the years “Her Righteous Indignation” (HRI) morphed into a bully and is now, sadly, just a big bore. Ignore the bore.

  8. trixta says:

    Also, Myiq, I hear ya ’bout those student loans. Still paying mine off.

    • Rocky Hussein Squirrel says:

      I’m holding out for a management position because anything less than $150,000 a year won’t leave me enough to live on after I pay my loans.

  9. kc says:

    to paraphrase Shakespeare – – ‘me thinks she protests too much’

    issues definitely–people who think they are always right and brook no differences are insecure.

    • Mary says:

      One can have several “advanced degrees” (so do I–big deal) and STILL be an emotional adolescent.

      Little RD. Ugh. I’ve already raised an adolescent.

  10. 1539days says:

    I know I violated the “don’t shoot down” rule by posting this, but when the whole blog gets called out for some ridiculous stereotype of what she thinks it is, I thought I would throw my two cents in.

    In some ways, the Weiner things was the canary in the coal mine. Some places seemed to be so interested in keeping him in office, even if he was guilty. Places like this and His44 saw through the partisanship to the truth, and we see through OWS as well.

    • kc says:

      people on this site are unique–no pretentions. I read the comments here and think how nice it would be to be around these people. I think it is rare to find people who have enough self awareness to be ‘who they are and be comfortable with it.’

    • Susala says:

      Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back, dude. There are intelligent and reasonable people in the OWS movment who are sounding an alarm that should have been sounded years ago and, while I don’t read every post here, I’ve seen no one acknowledge any legitimacy in the OWS movement at all. It sounds like Rush Limbaugh’s house at Thanksgiving here.

      • myiq2xu says:

        sounding an alarm that should have been sounded years ago

        What alarm was that?

      • 1539days says:

        By alarm, I assume you mean the rape whistles.

        That’s exactly missing my point. We know there’s a disparity. Many of us are living it. We don’t need to camp out in NYC with an iPad to figure it out.

        Banks have lots of money and are stingy with the loans/ What are you going to DO about it? Unless those drummers are REALLY annoying, Wall Street is going to keep on keeping on and some protesters aren’t going to do anything about it. The Tea Party changed a lot of states from blue to red. They got budget cuts and kept away tax cuts. You may not like the results, but the tactics were pretty damn effective and they didn’t have to pee in the street.

      • Karma says:

        When OWS actually lands a punch on Obama then they will have my attention. But camping isn’t going to accomplishing anything.

        If you would like to delude yourself that camping will make Wall St bow to your demands, great. That’s on you.

        But I find it’s a huge waste of effort and energy to focus on camping and not DC. And I will not protest for some hypocritical college dude to get free education while he shoves homeless people out of the 99%.

        I hope you can look yourselves in the mirror when those same homeless people have fewer city resources available this winter. And once again, when you’ve realized that OWS used up all the progressive and liberal energy on campsites and accomplished nothing against Wall St/DC.

        • Erica says:

          That’s right. Papers (WaPo?) reporting today that the profits of Wall Street co’s have been greater in the two years that B0 took office than they were through the entirety of Bush’s presidency.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        You’re seeing what you want to see. I’ve seen of plenty talk about how they wish this was an effective movement and how they support some parts of it, yours truly included. Get out of your tunnel so you can have some vision, sock puppet.

      • catarina says:

        Wait, how do you know what it’s like at Rush’s on Thanksgiving??

  11. votermom says:

    I was just thinking maybe it’s time to add a new category to the blogroll called
    “Bloggers Who Hate Us Because They Know So Much Better Than Us But We Refuse to Listen”

    too long?

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