Seriously, Susan, here I was, happily minding my own business and your damn post pops up on my google reader and I end up clicking through to a link to McArdle. What the fuck were you thinking? What the fuck was I thinking? What the fuck was Megan... oh wait, no.. that doesn't work.
Anyway, so Megan's latest "thought" is about stupid student protestors. They are stupid, it's true. Apparently some of the ones in Berkeley had "Impeach Obama" signs or some shit. I dunno. Stupid happens. I'm trying to just stand in the middle of the vortex and let the morons swirl around me these days. That's why I'm so pissed at Susan for shoving stupid in my eye.
Oh, right, McArdle and the post and blah blah here's a quote:
As someone who was known to attend a protest or two herself during college, I have been struggling mightily to find some sensible arguments in the movement of students protesting budget cuts at their campuses.I love how Megan always mentions her college protesting days. It serves two purposes. One is the ever important "I used to be a liberal" street cred and another is to condescend in a sort of "yeah, I used to wear diapers but then I learned to shit in the toilet" kind of way.
Anyway, she makes a decent point about protesters sort of ignoring reality. I could be contrarian and make some point about how maybe they're not protesting a lack of revenue as much as a misallocation of resources or, in California's sake, legislative obstinance that has preempted any kind of fiscal relief. I'm not sure that I'm willing to give the student's that much credit though, so we'll agree to disagree.
At any rate, this sort of anger in the face of reality which Megan so blithely mocks is familiar to our lass. She is a libertarian. I'm curious, though, as to why she hasn't said more about the tea parties. Aren't they the opposite side of the same coin? No? Something about incoherent protests, maybe? Have 2x4 jokes gone out of style? OK, nevermind. Sorry to bother you Megan.
Oh, and I'd maybe try and find some links where Megan talks about the tea parties but the Teh Atlantik site revamp has made searching even more annoying than it was before over there (which is fucking amazing! Monster incompetence!), so fuck that, too.
Crap, I coulda sworn there was a funny in there somewhere. It hasn't come to me. Pfft. Whatever. If you want something funny, try this and then this. Or maybe click those links in opposite order. I'm not sure which is funnier. Also, there's this hilarious thing they do on the internet now where they take a picture of a cat and then put a caption on it like it's talking. It's pretty hilarious. Check it out.
PS One of the websites I go to look at naked ladies now has banner ads for explicit animated Na'vi (sp?) porn. That didn't take long.