Good morning, folks!
Sorry about the outage and the subsequent flood of queued posts. Our host was brought down by a DDoS attack - hopefully it's mitigated, and the infected zombie machines' IPs are blocked from the internet forever:
"Hey - I can't get to any internet sites! I wanted to download some more virus-laden games and 'special offers' !"
OK - to business.
Seriously - it has to be hard to be a Freeper. I'm not talking about the endless freepathons, the enormous pressure to be the first to post the fauxrage of the day - I'm talking about the constant disappointment.
When you're a Freeper, there is no "happily ever after" - your heroes turn on you, your successes turn to ashes - there's never a victory. Even "successes" like Dubya slide into obilvion as the mists of hoo-hah die down and the stinking reality squats in the noonday sun like a run-over toad.
So - some of the recent disppointments, in reverse order.
First - Joe The Bummer!
U.S. conservative 'Joe the Plumber' a union man? 'You betcha,' he says
Reuters ^ | 2/19/14 | Brendan O'Brian
Posted on 2/20/2014 4:31:30 PM by Oliviaforever
(Reuters) - An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on tax policy in 2008 has taken a unionized job with one of the U.S. Big Three automakers, he said on his website.
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a conservative, announced on Sunday that he recently had the "fortune of being hired by a great company", Chrysler Corporation, where all workers must be United Automobile Workers union members.
Beats welfare and starvation.
Never ever put your faith in a politician, or anybody who wants to be one. You will be disappointed.
To: Army Air Corps
Understood. It was a rhetorical question. My point is why did the guy have to make a public announcement, anyway? He simply made himself a tool for the left. Nice going, Joe!
Imagine the reception he would have gotten by his coworkers the next day if he had dissed them...