"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear wealthy denizens of Western society,

Stop bitching on your smart phone about how the valet scratched your Lincoln Navigator while parking it at the restaurant. Quit complaining over tumblers of iced Grey Goose in the clubhouse about how the caddy fees are climbing. Stop whinging in your letters to the editor that the government wants to take another 2% of your seven-figure income to provide basic medical care to poor children in your backyard or food for starving people overseas. Just shut the fuck up and take your snout out of the trough for a few minutes and enjoy this beautiful day and be glad you won the birth lottery. Be thankful you aren't any of the millions of people around the world who make your spoiled lifestyle possible.

(and yes Americans, it is Thanksgiving tomorrow. We had ours first, in 1578, without those dowdy Puritan Pilgrim outfits)



ck said...

Great Post! Luv it anytime someone sticks it to the rich by pointing out the obvious.

Happy Turkey day to you and your's!

JimBobby said...

Good one, Rev. Yesterday, 18,000 children starved to death. Today, another 18,000 starved. Tomorrow it'll happen again. So far this year, more than 30 million human beings have starved to death -- that's almost the entire population of Canada. If we've got the means and opportunity to peruse the internet, we're among the cream of the crop. I don't own a car and I live on what most Canadians would consider a poverty income. Still, I eat when I am hungry and I am thankful for the fact that I was born where I was.

Bina said...

I am thankful...that I don't play golf (tacky), drive a Lincoln Navigator (ostentatious) or have a seven-figure income to kvetch about (excessive). A pity that more cash can't buy class, eh?