Thursday, August 09, 2007

Not In My Backyard - Rich Leftists Defend Thier Riches

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!


Brooke said...

Fantasic! Dead-on!

I can't believe Teddy can blather on about Global Warming after his own blatant hypocrisy!

Anonymous said...

It's funny (peculiar) how the Lefty's want to have it both ways.


benning said...

Brooke, Teddy has no shame. Never has had. He will blather on cue at the slightest chance.

Camo, we've all noticed that. But the MSM remains in the LEft's pocket. And that means most Americans have no idea how they're being hornswoggled.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ha great video too Benning!..thanks for the roundup..windddddddd!
..Have a beautiful shiney Sunday! :)

Joubert said...

I'm only 40% redneck (The wheels still turning, but the hamster's dead. You're just fakin' bein' a redneck.)

Even dumb blogthings knows I'm a fake.

Always On Watch said...

The Admiral of Chappaquiddick is arrogant and selfish beyond belief. Those windmills miles off the coast of Nantucket would disturb the aethetics of the rich? Hardly!

Meanwhile, in upstate NY farm-country, the wind-power people are trying to place these windmills on farms--active and prosperous farms. Eminent domain may be exercised to force these farmers to allow devices which disrupt their livestock and, worse, the cycles of the pollinating bees--much more significant than disrupting the view. Furthermore, the proposed windmills in upstate NY wouldn't even bring in a substantial amount of power.

Always On Watch said...

I took the type-of-blogger quiz. I got the same results as you.

Gayle said...

We're saving to place one of those windmills on our small farm, Benning. I loved that video. I called Walt in and replayed it so he could watch it too. Isn't their hypocrisy absolutely astounding? Also, how stupid does someone have to be to believe anything Kennedy says after that?

I took the cook test over at Patrick's. Turns out I'm an excellent cook, but I knew that. (Nothing like patting myself on the back, is there?) :) I also got the same results as you and AOW on the blogger test. I believe they are being far too kind.

Bob's Blog said...

Thanks for the clip from the Daily Show. It was priceless!