Lovey Howell: You know, I really wouldn't mind being poor, if it weren't for one thing.
Thurston Howell III: What is that, my dear?
Lovey Howell: Poverty.
The Anchoress had this on her blog, which she found at WattHead. It's funny, and it certainly shows the double standards of the Leftists who have more money than they know what to do with. They personify the NIMBY cadre of do-gooders, those who always know what's best for you and will gladly order you to do it. But .... not in my backyard!
As she says:
"I have nothing against rich people. I’m not one, myself, but sometimes I think I wouldn’t mind being a rich person. Not “super-rich,” you understand, but comfortable enough to not be sweating student loans and having two kids in college…
I wouldn’t need a house on Nantucket, say, and I’ve never wanted a BMW or a Coach handbag (ugh)…but I think (and I believe most people probably would agree) that a little bit of wealth is not necessarily a bad thing. The world needs her St. Francis’ but it also needs her Joseph of Arimethea’s too."
So why is it that once these folks attain their own massive wealth, whether through hard work or inheritance, they feel it's so important to tell everybody else what they should do with their money? All the while separating themselves from the great 'unwashed' of the average American? What gives them the special privilege of trying to ban gas-guzzlers from the hands of ordinary Americans while they acquire their own fleet of Humvee Limousines?
Renewable energy is a fine idea. And in some places it makes good sense to use what nature provides, such as fast-flowing water, high winds, or endless sunlight to create power. How is it that the Leftist Rich feel they are immune from the sight of refineries, power lines, or Wind Farms?
Yeahhhh, they're special!
This is from the Daily Show. It's funny. And it's dead on!
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Continuing on ... Sister Toldjah has a very interesting post regarding abusive Feminists, which you ought to read. And she added this quiz, too. Of course, I had to give it a whirl!
|You Are 72% Feminist|
You are certainly a feminist - whether you know it or not.
You believe in gender equality, at least most of the time. You also believe there are a few exceptions.
And Patrick has his own Another Silly Quiz. I took that one, too.
|You Are a Learning Cook|
You've got the makings of an excellent cook, and the desire to be one.
But right now, you're just lacking the experience. You couldn't be a top chef yet, but you could be an apprentice.
And of course, while there, I had to find one I hadn't seen. And here it is:
|You Are a Pundit Blogger!|
Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few
And I found one for Patrick, who likes Redneck, but cannot seem to settle on what else!
|You Are 5% Redneck|
I'll slap you so hard, your clothes will be outta style.
You ain't no redneck - you're all Yankee!